Miss Winter’s Demise and Other Crimes Against Poetry is the debut collection of poems from Paul Minton exploring a wide range of themes and subjects. The book contains poems about strange things like a dog with too many legs, a boy who turns into a bird and even superheroes armed with the powers of bad breath and dandruff. There are rhymes about flying farm animals, extremely polite pirates and a newspaper especially for ghosts. And then there is the curious tale of Miss Winter’s demise in which the mystery of her spontaneous combustion is finally explained... Or is it? Written in a quirky and humorous style, Miss Winter’s Demise and Other Crimes Against Poetry also contains a number of illustrations that will help to fire the reader’s imagination. Each poem rhymes and concludes with a surprising twist or comic punchline. Inspired by the work of Spike Milligan and comparable to that of Kenn Nesbitt and Shel Silverstein, Paul’s debut book will appeal to young readers aged 9 and over, as well as adult readers with a good sense of humour.
My name is Lucian St. James; I am a dark warlock on a mission for more power, magic, and understanding of it all. A task that can only be completed by finding my Book of Shadows that is in the hands of an omnipotent animal shapeshifter who is titled the Lion King. Welcome to my Book of Shadows.
Abbie Adams is a witch. She can't tell anyone, even her best friend, Callie, who notices Abbie acting strange. Instead she uses memory-erasing spells to keep things under control. Abbie hopes for some normalcy when her father brings home a kitten, but when Abbie looks into its eyes, she sees a trapped boy. Now Abbie needs her magic more than ever. Saving him becomes even more important when her family realizes the kitten is actually the young Thomas Edison. The world will be a much different place if they can't return him to create his famous inventions!
As Americans, liberty is an inalienable right that is granted to us by God, protected by the Constitution, and upheld by our government. Yet, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to share that view. To him, liberty is a threat to the government’s power and something to be squashed by any means possible, as bestselling author David Limbaugh shows to devastating affect in his new book, Crimes Against Liberty. In Crimes Against Liberty, Limbaugh issues a damning indictment of President Barack Obama for encroaching upon and stripping us of our individual and sovereign rights. Laying out his case like he would a criminal complaint, Limbaugh presents the evidence—count-by-count—against Obama. From exploiting the financial crisis for political gain, to restricting our personal freedoms through invasive healthcare and “green” policies, to endangering America with his feckless diplomacy and reckless dismantlement of our national security systems, Limbaugh proves—beyond a reasonable doubt—that Obama is guilty of crimes against liberty. Comprehensive and compelling, this is Limbaugh’s most powerful book yet.
Reconstruction Score of the Original Choreography for Le Sacre Du Printemps
Author: Millicent Hodson
Publisher: Pendragon Press
For more than seven decades historians have regarded Le Sacre du Printemps as the lost masterpiece of 20th-century choreography. Despite this reputation, until now no attempt was made to reconstruct the original dance, either during the lifetime of the choreographer or those of his collaborators... In his "crime against grace," Nijinsky stepped beyond the limits of classical tradition and identified himself with the concept of the modern artist as the deviant, always outside society. The price he paid for that persona was much higher than for most artists. The reasons why and how he bore the price helped explain why and how his masterpiece got lost. They also provided clues for how to find it." From the Preface Using a facsimile of the rehearsal piano score, Millicent Hodson relates steps and spatial figures to musical phrases indicating in detail the sources for her reconstruction.
The first comprehensive history of homophobia-from ancient Athens to the halls of Congress-this bold, original work is certain to become a classic. It is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic name-calling are viewed with distaste, and physical epithets are frowned upon, hatred of homosexuals remains rife. Now, in a tour de force of historical and literary research, Byrne Fone chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources as diverse as Greek philosophy, the Bible, Elizabethan poetry, and the Victorian novel, as well as historical texts and propaganda from the French Revolution to the Moral Majority, Fone finds that same-sex desire has always been the object of legal, social, and religious persecution. Fone shows how the biblical story of Sodom became the primary source for later prohibitions against homosexuality. He charts the subtle shifts in public attitudes and law, from Anglo-Saxon edicts that imposed death by burning upon "confess'd sodomytes," to Victorian decrees that punished sodomy with "forfeiture of all rights, including procreation" (i.e., castration). Sifting the evidence of our own times, including Reader's Digest articles and TV talk-show transcripts, Fone demonstrates that homophobia remains one of the central tenets of law, science, faith, and literature, and defines the very essence of what it means to be male or female. Written by an acclaimed expert in gay and lesbian history, Homophobia is the best sort of history: lively, accessible, and enlightening.
Nathan Garrett is asked to help a friend find a serial killer whose gruesome patterns reveal pure evil. Though Nate is powerful, he fears he may be defeated until he remembers why his enemies will not triumph.