Description : Alibis of Empire presents a novel account of the origins, substance, and afterlife of late imperial ideology. Karuna Mantena challenges the idea that Victorian empire was primarily legitimated by liberal notions of progress and civilization. In fact, as the British Empire gained its farthest reach, its ideology was being dramatically transformed by a self-conscious rejection of the liberal model. The collapse of liberal imperialism enabled a new culturalism that stressed the dangers and difficulties of trying to "civilize" native peoples. And, hand in hand with this shift in thinking was a shift in practice toward models of indirect rule. As Mantena shows, the work of Victorian legal scholar Henry Maine was at the center of these momentous changes. Alibis of Empire examines how Maine's sociotheoretic model of "traditional" society laid the groundwork for the culturalist logic of late empire. In charting the movement from liberal idealism, through culturalist explanation, to retroactive alibi within nineteenth-century British imperial ideology, Alibis of Empire unearths a striking and pervasive dynamic of modern empire.
Description : A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities like Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York; to his sheer ability to unearth life secrets from an ordinary street corner, Alibis reminds the reader that Aciman is a master of the personal essay.
Description : What no one tells you is that suppressed feelings will gradually circulate through your veins, crawl underneath your skin, deprive you of peace, numb your senses, and leave you at a crossroads. Fret not. Fluid Alibis will take you on a soul-wrenching and liberating journey through diverse emotions.
Description : Sometimes life is filled with love, passion, happiness, and bliss. Other times disappointment reigns, and the disillusionment and sadness are overwhelming. The challenge is to find a balance and to remain hopeful. The verse in this new collection by poet Rózália Sófalvi covers it all every aspect of love and disappointment. The content is very personal and heartfelt, yet it inspires thoughts of our own experiences. The poems document the clashing notes of Rózália's fantasies and realities, and we are reminded that the journey to love is most often a breathless course through alibis and lies. Perfection, even when we catch a glimpse, is not a permanent thing. Alibis and Lies is everyone's story. We are not alone in our search for love. There is always hope. And the search is worth the journey. Mesmerized. Your eyes draw me deeper and deeper into an unreal world. Farther and farther from the world I know. Your fingers draw me toward a kiss I know could kill.
Description : This lightly fictionalized novel recounts the adventures of a professional alibi agent who runs a UK company orchestrating white lies for straying spouses. When Keith wants to keep his wife from finding out about his much younger girlfriend, he calls Frank Sibila, a professional alibi agent whose clientele ranges from cheating housewives to shady diplomats. Holed up in a restaurant men’s room, a panicked Keith explains that his wife just came into the place where he and his girlfriend are dining. Frank promises to be there in ten minutes. What Frank doesn’t know is that ten minutes from now, his already drama-packed life is about to get even more interesting. Keith’s case should be business as usual for Frank, the proprietor of the real-life Internet service FakeAlibi.com. Frank specializes in spinning believable tales to exonerate clients around the world, which he substantiates with agent testimony, receipts, fake news stories, and whatever else is necessary. In this hilarious novel inspired by his real-life exploits, Frank finds himself trapped between a hapless husband who has run into trouble in Sin City and a wronged woman determined to cause Frank grief. It’s all just another day at the office for Frank and his operatives . . . until he misplaces his client.
Description : Looking at Iraq, Libya, Grenada, Panama, Biafra, the Dominican Republic, Burundi, and other post Cold War hot spots, Shalom carefully documents the pretexts for U.S. intervention.
Description : LOVE THAT MAN Young, alone…pregnant Ten years ago, eighteen-year-old Rachel Penning could only stand and watch as the cops arrested the boy she loved and sent him to prison. If only she'd had the courage to give him an alibi. Now Jake Monroe's out on good behavior and Rachel is his parole officer. Jake the man is very different from Jake the boy. He's strong, tough, angry and determined to clear his name. And this time—no matter what anyone says—Rachel's going to help him. For his sake, for her sake—and for the sake of their ten-year-old son.
Description : Ellery Adams serves up a mystery that’s a real peach... Ella Mae LeFaye’s Charmed Pie Shoppe is wildly popular in Havenwood, Georgia—which is not surprising since Ella Mae can lace her baked goods with enchantments. The shop’s extraordinary success seems destined to continue when Ella Mae meets an engaged couple who hire her to handle the dessert buffet at their wedding. But Ella Mae has a lot on her plate. She is also searching for the origin of her magical powers—and hoping to determine if the spark of attraction she feels for the handsome Hugh Dylan is authentic or just her new abilities gone awry. Then Ella Mae discovers a high-standing member of the community dead, and a wedding guest becomes seriously ill at the event she’s catering. Now she’ll have to use all her sleuthing skills and culinary talents to prove her pies don’t contain a killer ingredient . . .
Description : As "Mac" McAllister reports for duty with the Oregon State Police, he must face the grittiness of real life . . . and discover that no situation, no matter how dark, is too big for God.