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Signs Taken For Wonders by Franco Moretti

Title Signs Taken for Wonders
Author Franco Moretti
Publisher Verso
Release Date 2005
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 273
ISBN 1844670562
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

A compelling analysis of the relations between high and mass culture, from tragedy and horror to detective fiction and classical realism.

Taken by Chris Jordan

Title Taken
Author Chris Jordan
Publisher MIRA
Release Date 2006-07-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781552544907
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

No parent believes it can happen to them — their child taken from a suburban schoolyard in the gentle hours of dusk. But as widowed mother Kate Bickford discovers, everything can change in the blink of an eye. One minute her lanky, amazing, maddening Tommy is begging for ice cream. Then in a terrible instant, he's gone. Opening the door to her Connecticut home, hoping to find her son, Kate comes face-to-face with her son's abductor. He wants money. All she has. And if she doesn't follow something he calls The Method, the consequences will be gruesome. Her comfortable life collapses as precious seconds tick by, and Kate is horrified to uncover the terrible, world-shattering secret she and her son share with a killer who will stop at nothing.…

Taken By Surprise by Ann Cooper Albright

Title Taken by Surprise
Author Ann Cooper Albright
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2003-10-24
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 279
ISBN 0819566489
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

First comprehensive overview of improvisation in dance.

The Road Not Taken by Michael Reisch

Title The Road Not Taken
Author Michael Reisch
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2002
Category Social Science
Total Pages 276
ISBN 0415933994
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

This examination looks at the evolution of social work in the United States as a dynamic process not just driven by mainstream organizations and politics, but also strongly influenced by the ideas and experiences of radical.

Taken By Storm by W. Lance Bennett

Title Taken by Storm
Author W. Lance Bennett
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1994-10-03
Category History
Total Pages 308
ISBN 0226042596
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

American politics and political economy series.

Taken by Thomas H. Cook

Title Taken
Author Thomas H. Cook
Publisher Dell Publishing Company
Release Date 2002
Category Fiction
Total Pages 355
ISBN 9780440241263
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

Members of three different families--Air Force pilot Randall Keys, rescued from death by a bizarre phenomenon; Owen Jones, caught in a government cover-up at Roswell, New Mexico; and Sarah Marsh, who reaches out to a stranger--are forever changed thanks to their encounters with alien life. Original. (A SCI FI Channel mini-series, written by Leslie Bohem, produced by Stephen Spielberg, debuting December 1, 2002) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)

Taken Hostage by David Farber

Title Taken Hostage
Author David Farber
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2009-01-10
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1400826209
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. Using hundreds of recently declassified government documents, historian David Farber takes the first in-depth look at the hostage crisis, examining its lessons for America's contemporary War on Terrorism. Unlike other histories of the subject, Farber's vivid and fast-paced narrative looks beyond the day-to-day circumstances of the crisis, using the events leading up to the ordeal as a means for understanding it. The book paints a portrait of the 1970s in the United States as an era of failed expectations in a nation plagued by uncertainty and anxiety. It reveals an American government ill prepared for the fall of the Shah of Iran and unable to reckon with the Ayatollah Khomeini and his militant Islamic followers. Farber's account is filled with fresh insights regarding the central players in the crisis: Khomeini emerges as an astute strategist, single-mindedly dedicated to creating an Islamic state. The Americans' student-captors appear as less-than-organized youths, having prepared for only a symbolic sit-in with just a three-day supply of food. ABC news chief Roone Arledge, newly installed and eager for ratings, is cited as a critical catalyst in elevating the hostages to cause célèbre status. Throughout the book there emerge eerie parallels to the current terrorism crisis. Then as now, Farber demonstrates, politicians failed to grasp the depth of anger that Islamic fundamentalists harbored toward the United States, and Americans dismissed threats from terrorist groups as the crusades of ineffectual madmen. Taken Hostage is a timely and revealing history of America's first engagement with terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, one that provides a chilling reminder that the past is only prologue.

Roads Taken by Kristen A. Renn

Title Roads Taken
Author Kristen A. Renn
Publisher Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Release Date 2004
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1579220770
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

The work of student affairs professionals is demanding and unpredictable. This book addresses the particular challenges that it presents to women in mid-career. While much has been written about new graduate students, new professionals and senior administrators in student affairs, scant attention has been paid to the issues of mid-career, and particularly as they impact women. Here are the stories of over twenty women, from widely different backgrounds, reflecting on their lives at mid-career. They describe the choices they made and share the lessons they have learned, particularly the ever-present concerns about reconciling the demands of work and responsibilities to family and partners . The volume focuses on issues that have particular and significant meaning for women. The individual narratives are grouped into five sections, each beginning with a scholarly introduction to its topics. The sections deal with education and self development, such as the life implications of embarking on a doctorate; dual career couples and such decisions as relocation; choices about having children and responsibilities for the care of aging parents; arriving at mid-career; and alternatives to traditional, linear career progression in student affairs administration. This volume is a particular gift to women currently in mid-career positions in student affairs, women embarking on their personal and professional journey in student affairs, the partners of such women, their colleagues, and the individuals who supervise them.

My Likeness Taken by Joan L. Severa

Title My Likeness Taken
Author Joan L. Severa
Publisher Kent State University Press
Release Date 2005
Category Photography
Total Pages 303
ISBN 0873388372
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

During the nineteenth century - a time of great technical and cultural change - fashion was a cultivating force in the development of American society, influenced by one's social status, geographic location, and economic standing. My Likeness Taken is a collection of daguerreotype portraits of men, women, and children taken between 1840 and 1860. Selected from the top collections in the United States, each image is analyzed to clarify datable clothing and fashion components. With subjects from among the best-dressed members of society, these portraits - reproduced in full color - reflect the latest fashion developments, trends, and influences. For students of photographic and costume history, this is extraordinary material. Many of these images have never before been published, and Severa's keen analysis adds immeasurably to our understanding of the importance of dress in American society. Photo archivists and collectors, costume curators, social historians, material culturalists, and theater designers will find My Likeness Taken an invaluable resource.

Taken by Kathleen George

Title Taken
Author Kathleen George
Publisher Delta
Release Date 2008-12-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780307491626
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French


Book Summary:

The child was taken in broad daylight, on a warm June morning, in a crowded shopping area in downtown Pittsburgh. Marina Benedict first saw the baby with his mother. Then, just minutes later, she saw him again, in the arms of a man she was certain was not the child’s father. In a single life-altering act, Marina followed them. What happens next will plunge her into a mystery that is both heartbreaking and chilling. Within hours of the abduction, the city is galvanized by the story: a child, the son of a pitcher for the Pirates, is missing. And soon a community begins to unravel...Detective Richard Christie struggles with his own demons as he tries to solve a baffling mystery. And Marina Benedict, pulled from the safety of her ordinary life by a brutal crime, is at the center of the story. Because once, Marina tried to save a life and it changed her forever. Now she will risk her life again--for a child who is still out there somewhere, still in need of saving.