Description : The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.
Description : This book considers mass media and contemporary cultural trends to examine masculinity at a point of unprecedented change. While sexual and gender politics have always been fraught, the long unexamined privilege associated with masculinity is now subject to intense scrutiny marked by a host of complex factors. As past markers of masculine norms have been challenged on cultural, social, and economic fronts, men occupy public space ever aware that how they interact with others is questioned and questionable. What does manhood mean? Who is included in its dominant formations? What performances signify membership in the club? How are men reading this contemporary moment and to what extent does cultural literacy inform, maintain, or challenge normative male identities and subsequent performances? This work examines such questions through language and symbolic meaning, and challenges its readers to critically examine what men know and how they understand and embody gender and sexuality in a post-millennial society. Gender, Sexuality, and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity in the New Millennium: Literacies of Masculinity crosses academic disciplines and will be highly relevant in composition/rhetoric, gender studies, masculinity studies, and cross-curricular courses that take up popular/contemporary culture as well as gender, sexuality, race, and class. It has been designed with both undergraduate and graduate students in mind.
Description : "This is the best slow-burn romance I have ever read."—New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward If I closed my eyes, I could still see them—all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake’s gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany’s tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly. A better man would’ve walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I’d keep enough distance. If I’d learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on. Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine—even if it would be for somebody else. Book two in a completed, USA TODAY bestselling love saga.
Description : In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people had already died from AIDS-related complications—among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, Hold Tight Gently is the celebrated historian Martin Duberman’s poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who had moved to New York, became a leading figure in the movement to increase awareness of AIDS in the face of willful and homophobic denial under the Reagan administration; Hemphill, an African American gay man, contributed to the black gay and lesbian scene in Washington, D.C., with poetry of searing intensity and introspection. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, identity, and the politics of AIDS activism beyond ACT UP, Hold Tight Gently captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair.
Description : All of England thinks Phillip Camden a monster--a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But as nurse Arabelle Denler watches the so-dubbed "Black Heart" every day, she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their paths twist together and he declares himself her new protector, she realizes she has her own role to play in his healing. Phillip Camden would have preferred to die that day with his squadron rather than be recruited to the Admiralty's codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved. What comes as a shock is the reborn desire to truly live that Arabelle inspires in him. But when an old acquaintance shows up and seems set on using him in a plot that has the codebreakers of Room 40 in a frenzy, new affections are put to the test.
Description : Twenty-year-old Emily meets Justin, a young Army reservist, and their deep love built on the foundation of faith blossoms into plans for marriage, while Emily's parents must learn to set aside their opposing views on the war in Iraq.
Description : Manit: A guy who leaves his parents for love and struggle to fulfil his dreams. Maanya: A girl who supports her man dreams but denies staying away from her parents. Aditya: A guy who fails to express his feelings of love in a fear of losing friendship. Bhoomi: A girl who leaves the city for friendship and refuses to accept the feelings of love for her man. Rajat: A guy who dreams to become a musician and struggle to achieve something in life. Ankit: A guy who works in an IT hub and a person who never say no for any kind of help. Is it a friendship or love that makes us better with our lives? How these people meet and how are they connected? Do they achieve their dreams? Why is it so difficult to express your love when you are already a best friend? Let's get into the book and get the answer for all these questions. I promise, reading your dreams kept me alive will be worth of each minute that you spent in reading it. Happy reading
Description : In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees... He thinks he's broken me. That I'm finally under his complete control. But I'm biding my time, gathering intel, making plans, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. So, when an unexpected savior appears--offering me a way out--I grasp it with both hands. But the man I love refuses to let me go, and he's hell-bent on protecting me at all costs. Except he's far too late. Kaiden's betrayal fuels the anger flowing through my veins, and now our roles are reversed--I'm the hunter, and he's my prey. I enjoy torturing him, lying to him, and letting him believe in false truths that were never our reality. Until the stakes are raised, and I'm forced into playing their game again. Only this time, it's not just my life hanging in the balance. I thought he'd done his worst. That he didn't have the power to hurt me anymore. But I was wrong. His depravity knows no bounds, and now, he's taken everything from me. This time, it means war, and I'm taking no prisoners. This is book two of three and it's not a standalone read. Due to mature content and themes, this series is only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older. 97,000 words in length and ends on a cliffhanger.
Description : Layla and Majnun reflects the spiritual struggle within the soul of every human being to reunite with the inner flame of love, merging then into the timeless splendor of Divine Love, into the infinite majesty of God.
Description : An inside analysis of modern cultural and political upheavals in China by a fluent Beijing correspondent describes the power struggles currently taking place between the party elite and supporters of democracy, the outcome of which the author predicts will significantly affect China's rise to a world super-power. 125,000 first printing.