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Pit Of Shame by Anthony Stokes

Title Pit of Shame
Author Anthony Stokes
Publisher Waterside Press
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1904380212
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'I know not whether Laws be right, Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, A year whose days are long.' Oscar Wilde (The Ballad of Reading Gaol) This unique work looks closely at the life and times of Reading Gaol prison during the period that Oscar Wilde was a prisoner there. The book also contains a number of new insights concerning Wilde's classic poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and offers fresh information about Oscar Wilde. Written by senior prison officer Anthony Stokes, Pit of Shame is based on upwards of ten years research and familiarity with the very fabric of Reading Gaol. It also tells of notorious and famous prisoners such as Thomas Jennings, Amelia Dyer (the 'Reading Baby Farmer') and actor Stacey Keach; examines the many hangings that took place at Reading over the years, including that of Trooper Charles Thomas Wooldridge the 'C. T. W.' of Wilde's ballad; lists the chain of events that

Title The Pride and The Shame of a Coalminer s Bairns
Author Poppy Whitfield
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2014-12-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 244
ISBN 9781496998064
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At the age of almost 47 years old I find myself travelling South on the M6 Motorway heading towards the village that I grew up in, almost 37 years have passed since I was wrenched overnight from everything I knew … On May 16th this year my Parents would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary that is, if things had been different … The journey is a strange one as I find my mind racing through my memory recalling so many different events both good and bad, I’m not scared, it’s taken me all these years to conquer my fears but I have finally managed it. Firstly I stop at Corley Services on the motorway, the very same motorway that over three decades ago I was trying to rescue my cat Kitty from. I buy coffee and stand in the midday sun chatting with three of my closest friends as we eat our freshly prepared picnic, they are 100% behind me with the book and are all excited about reading the final draft. On we go and before long I am turning the car right into Shakespeare Avenue where I pull the car over to the side of the road so that I can take a photograph of the street name, I then coast the car slowly down the road with my eyes darting in every direction trying to absorb everything until they come to rest upon the house where my story began when I was only 2 years old. Further on down the road past Bonnie’s old house, my Great Auntie Penny’s and Great Uncle Edwin’s old place and then Cleggy’s old house until I reach the place where my little friend Maddie breathed her last breath …

Title The Blantyre House Prison Affair
Author Tom Murtagh
Publisher Waterside Press
Release Date 2007
Category Political Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 190438031X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this autobiographical account of his life as a prison governor and administrator, Tom Murtagh deals with life in charge of The Maze Prison, Northern Ireland - when he narrowly avoided being killed by a terrorist bomb - and his move to England. This is when he was faced with a remarkable series of events at Blantyre House where a modern, liberal, ground-breaking, and in many respects, successful regime was beginning to attract the attention of reformers, academics, and others. But that regime also masked more sinister developments - events that should ultimately have received serious attention from a House of Commons Select Committee set up to look into 'The Blantyre House Affair.' Only now - and after much reflection - does Tom Murtagh feel able to tell publicly his side of the affair of how the committee chose to concentrate on selective and misleading information. Despite all the accolades for Blantyre House, behind the scenes and in reality, the regime was being taken advantage of by a number of very serious offenders who had managed to get themselves transferred there so that the establishment was at risk of being overtaken by organized crime and corruption, leading to covert police and other criminal investigations. The book tells how the author acted to preempt this, only to be vilified by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, some penal reform groups, and ultimately the committee. The Blantyre House Affair is a telling example of how people can sometimes be swept along by events that may cause them to ignore those things that are counter or inconvenient to their own aims or interpretation.

Title The Nanjing Massacre A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan s National Shame
Author Katsuichi Honda
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-02-24
Category Political Science
Total Pages 332
ISBN 9781317455660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is based on four visits to China between 1971 and 1989 by Honda Katsuichi, an investigative journalist for Asahi Shimbun. His aim is to show in pitiless detail the horrors of the Japanese Army's seizure and capture of Nanjing in December 1937. Unvarnished accounts of the testimony - Chinese victims and Japanese perpetrators - to the rape and slaughter are juxtaposed with public relations announcements of the Japanese Army as printed in various Japanese newspapers of the time. The bland announcements of triumphant victories stand in bitter contrast to the atrocities that actually took place on the scene. The story unfolds with horrible detail as we watch the triumphant progress of the Japanese army whose troops were bent on rape and killing in the so-called "heat of battle." Yet by recalling the testimony of Japanese soldiers and reporters who were on the scene, as well as reproducing dispatches by Japanese Army authorities at the time, Honda makes it clear that the atrocities were part of a studied effort directed by the Japanese high command to impress the Chinese people with the power of its army and the folly of resistance to it - the estimate of 300,000 killed in these "military operations" is no exaggeratoin. Honda has worked with other Japanese journalists and scholars who have attempted to reveal the truth of the Nanjing massacre, provoked by the efforts of right-wing Japanese, including, sadly, many government officials, to whitewash the whole incident, even to the point of contending that a "massacre" never happened. This gripping account of the atrocities and cover-up joins other exposes - Chinese and now German - in keeping alive the memory of this shameful event.

Title Asian Honor Overcoming the Culture of Silence
Author Sam Louie
Publisher WestBow Press
Release Date 2012-04-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 118
ISBN 9781449743581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many Asians are drowning in shame and addictions with no way out. Is this any different from a traditional Westerner? Very much so. Shame and honor are embedded in the Asian way of thinking, behaving, and interacting. If you do not understand the cultural history of honor and shame and its underpinnings, then you will have a hard time understanding the mindset of Asians, let alone the stranglehold of shame that keeps many from breaking the code of silence.

Money Makes Us Relatives by Jenny B. White

Title Money Makes Us Relatives
Author Jenny B. White
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2004-08-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781134358083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the rural immigrant community of Istanbul, poor women spend up to fifty hours a week producing goods for export, yet deny that they actually 'work'. Money Makes Us Relatives asks why Turkish society devalues women's work, concealing its existence while creating a vast pool of cheap labor for the world market. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork among family producers and pieceworkers, and using fascinating case studies throughout, Jenny B. White shows how women's paid work is viewed in terms of kinship relations of reciprocity and obligation - an extension of domestic work for the family, which is culturally valued but poorly compensated. Whilst offering the benefits of social identity and long-term security, women's work also reflects global capitalism's ability to capture local cultural norms, and to use these to lower production costs and create exploitative conditions. This fully revised second edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated references, comparative material on women's labor elsewhere in the world, and brand new material on Islam, globalization, gender and Turkish family life. It is an important contribution to debates about women's participation in late global capitalism.

The Transformation Connection by Victoria B. Ensley-Walton

Title The Transformation Connection
Author Victoria B. Ensley-Walton
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2007-09-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 211
ISBN 9781477160022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Transformation Connection brings to life eight fictional women who meet for weekly prayer and discussion sessions that catapult them into major life transformations. As they transform, the dynamics of all their relationships change and reveal the true nature of these women and the people in their intimate world. On the surface all involved appear to be fully functioning and prosperous Christians. Hidden beneath their faades you will find severe pain, many secrets and turmoil which unexpectedly explode into full view. The issues of life they confront require drastic action and divine intervention.

Dream World Junkie by Brooks Morris

Title Dream World Junkie
Author Brooks Morris
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2010-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 116
ISBN 9781456714390
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Have you ever wanted to escape reality? What if the alternative was something far worse? For Stephen .... the truth is about to come out. While attending a new high school, Stephen is having a difficult time adjusting to his suburban peers. He soon befriends Ivy and Draven, labeled by their fellow classmates as freaks due to their gothic attire and "screw the world" life style. They show him a new way of life, and when living with his alcoholic mother and abusive step father becomes impossible, they offer him a new home. This is a tale about four unwanted teenage youths who leave their lives behind to live an underground pleasure palace. Self gratification is what they preach. For them, life is glorious as they take part in forbidden fruits and shed all their inhibitions to worship the flesh in a wild way. They soon come to find out, however, that sin is truly only fun for a season, and that the path they tread will eventually lead to death.

The Train To Omaha by Diane Harper

Title The Train To Omaha
Author Diane Harper
Publisher Redemption Press
Release Date 2014-06-11
Category
Total Pages 140
ISBN 9781632323743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Does a routine train trip from Reno to Omaha become life changing? Five passengers are about to find out. Nikki, a young, single mom unknowingly sets it all in motion when she connects with Beth, an older woman whose marriage and life are in trouble. Beth's husband, Bill, a college professor, is oblivious to the fact his wife is on the brink of a mental breakdown. Bill is focused on the seminar he thinks he will be giving in Omaha. God has other plans. Ted Torino, a renowned concert pianist, has always been fascinated with trains. Having just finished a concert in Reno, he isn't sure why he picked Omaha as a destination, but it will soon become clear. Colleen, a widow with seven-year-old twins, wonders if she will ever stop missing her husband. She is on her way to live with her parents until she can support herself and the twins. For these five, as their lives intersect, past memories and dark secrets are revealed as a record-breaking snowstorm furthers God's plan to change their lives forever.

Future Perfect by Katrina Mountfort

Title Future Perfect
Author Katrina Mountfort
Publisher Elsewhen Press
Release Date 2014-09-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781908168559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Blueprint trilogy takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Following a bio-terrorist attack, the population now lives within comfortable Citidomes. MindValues advocate acceptance and non-attachment. The BodyPerfect cult encourages a tall thin androgynous appearance, and looks are everything. This first book, Future Perfect, tells the story of Caia, an intelligent and highly educated young woman. In spite of severe governmental and societal strictures, Caia finds herself becoming attracted to her co-worker, Mac, a rebel whose questioning of their so-called utopian society both adds to his allure and encourages her own questioning of the status quo. As Mac introduces her to illegal and subversive information she is drawn into a forbidden, dangerous world, becoming alienated from her other co-workers and resmates, the companions with whom she shares her residence. In a society where every thought and action are controlled, informers are everywhere; whom can she trust? When she and Mac are sent on an outdoor research mission, Caia’s life changes irreversibly. A dark undercurrent runs through this story; the enforcement of conformity through fear, the fostering of distorted and damaging attitudes towards forbidden love, manipulation of appearance and even the definition of beauty, will appeal to both an adult and young adult audience.

Intelligence by Anonim

Title Intelligence
Author Anonim
Publisher Lichtenstein Creative Media
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781888064100
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The One Year Chronological Bible NLT
Author Tyndale
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date 2011-11-15
Category Bibles
Total Pages 1728
ISBN 1414361629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The One Year Chronological Bible is ideal for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at the Bible by reading it in the order the events actually happened. You can read the entire Bible in as little as 15 minutes a day with this One Year Bible, the best selling daily reading Bible brand. This edition features the clear and understandable New Living Translation.

Title Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction 1950 75
Author Maggie McKinley
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2015-04-23
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781628924916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75 explores the intersections of violence, masculinity, and racial and ethnic tension in America as it is depicted in the fiction of Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth. Maggie McKinley reconsiders the longstanding association between masculinity and violence, locating a problematic paradox within works by these writers: as each author figures violence as central to the establishment of a liberated masculine identity, the use of this violence often reaffirms many constricting and emasculating cultural myths and power structures that the authors and their protagonists are seeking to overturn.

Metropolis by Robert Zecker

Title Metropolis
Author Robert Zecker
Publisher Greenwood
Release Date 2008
Category Social Science
Total Pages 286
ISBN 027599712X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the American conception of "The City" -- wherever and however that city may be -- through print, film, television and other media

Title The Parallel Bible
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1885
Category Bible
Total Pages 1334
ISBN UIUC:30112046390347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We Are At War by Vitalis Chi. Nwaneri

Title We Are at War
Author Vitalis Chi. Nwaneri
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2012-10-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 462
ISBN 9781477128800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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OUR MISSION IN THESE SIX BOOKS 1.Growing Decline in World Peace We started our long journey in these six Books with an expression of concern over the growing decline in world peace. Our Mission throughout our Six Books had therefore focused on our views on how the state of World Peace can be advanced. 2. Enhancing unity between Christianity and Secularity. We expressed at the beginning of our first Book that one major source of the growing decline in world peace is the on-going wars and crises between the Religious and Secular worlds of today. This source of global crises had been acknowledged in a recent conference of global Religious Leaders held in Assisi at the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI. The Conference participants resolved unanimously to address this source of crises in world peace. Global Secular Leaders had also expressed much concern on the growing decline in world peace. They did so again at the last meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 3.Our Mission to contribute to Pope Benedict XVIs New Evangelization In our view, the recent launching of the New Evangelization by Pope Benedict XVI reflected in part the resolution of Religious Leaders in the Assisi Conference to find ways of addressing the growing decline in world peace due partly to Religious conflicts with Secularity across the world. The Pope called on all Lay members of the Catholic Church and Christians in general to contribute to the success of the Popes New Evangelization-PCNE. As we expressed throughout our six books, our mission in these Books is to respond to the call by Pope Benedict XVI. 4. Military and Secular Perspectives on the Religious and Secular Peace We stated clearly from the start, that our contribution would reflect on the military and secular aspects of the growing conflicts between Christianity and Secularity, using the global experience in both sectors by our Author throughout his career. We had to take these perspectives because we must identify the source, leadership and strategies in the wars and conflicts between the Religious and Secular worlds . Unless we know the leaders in the conflicts and their missions we cannot achieve any progress in resolving these wars and crises and enhance the level of world peace. 5. My Background A few words of introduction on my background may enable the Reader understand my perspectives in these Books. I started the project of writing the Books because I am convinced that I can contribute to the PCNE by bringing my African background in Nigeria, education at the London School of Economics and exposure to global secular governance through my position as a former Economic Adviser with The U.K. Government and a Senior Economist at The World Bank. 6. Is anything wro

Title The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Bantam Classics
Release Date 2012-05-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9780307757685
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, An Ideal Husband, which pokes fun at conventional morality, The Importance of Being Earnest, his finest comedy, and Salomé, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann. Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.

A Mother S Shame by Rosie Goodwin

Title A Mother s Shame
Author Rosie Goodwin
Publisher Canvas
Release Date 2013-11-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781472104991
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives at Hatter's Hall, the local mental asylum, not as an inmate but as a worker. Here, she is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, the daughter of an influential land-owner. But Isabelle is not insane. She, like many other young women confined within the walls, has been banished here by her family. Hatter's Hall serves to hide unmarried women, in the family way, from prying eyes? As the women?s lives become entwined, they realise the dangers they face. But there is only one way out of Hatter's Hall. The women must escape and there is one man who can help, Isabelle?s brother Joshua ? who can barely keep his eyes off Maria. Otherwise, there?s every chance they might never leave?

Title The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Author Oscar Wilde
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2020-09-08
Category Poetry
Total Pages 52
ISBN 9781528791274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published in 1898, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” is a poem written by Oscar Wilde. Composed after his release from the titular prison whilst he was in exile in Berneval-le-Grand, the poem deals with the hanging at Reading Goal of Charles Thomas Wooldridge, a 30-year-old man who was imprisoned for cutting his wife's throat. Within the poem, Wilde narrates the execution in full and explores the brutal nature of the punishment that all inmates must endure. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish poet and playwright who became one of the most popular in London during the 1880s and 1890s. Well-known for his sharp wit and extravagant attire, Wilde was a proponent of aestheticism and wrote in a variety of forms including poetry, fiction, and drama. He was famously imprisoned for homosexual acts from 1895 to 1897 and died at the age of 46, just three years after his release. Other notable works by this author include: “Picture of Dorian Gray” (1890), “Salome” (1891), and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895). Ragged Hand is proudly republishing this classic poem now complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.