Stripped

Stripped
Author: Brent Kenton Jordan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780970344120
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ZONA NORTE

ZONA NORTE
Author: Michael Hemmingson
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN: 1443812013
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ZONA NORTE Book Excerpt:

Zona Norte: The Post-Structural Body of Erotic Dancers and Sex Workers in Tijuana, San Diego and Los Angeles: An Auto/ethnography of Desire and Addiction started out as an ethnographic study of prostitution on both sides of the U.S./Mexican border and, as cultural anthropologist Michael Hemmingson explains, turned inward as a study of the self, or what is referred to as “auto/ethnography” in today’s lexicon of qualitative research. The author studies himself within the culture of the Other –- he examines his feelings, memories, and reactions as he conducts his participant observations and interviews in the field, questioning why he chose to research erotic and exotic dancers, strippers, hookers, and various sex workers on both sides of an international border, revealing how the subjects are alike, and how they are different, and how they survive in their worlds. Auto/ethnography is one of the fastest growing and popular sub-fields in sociology, anthropology, and communications today. Books and anthologies are widely published, special journal issues appear each year on the subject, and there are an increasing number of dissertations in all fields of qualitative research cropping up from universities in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. Zona Norte is the latest contribution to this vibrant new approach to living the ethnographic life, as both a scholar and autobiographer.

The Missing Girls and Women of China Hong Kong and Taiwan

The Missing Girls and Women of China  Hong Kong and Taiwan
Author: Hua-Lun Huang
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786488344
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Girls and Women of China Hong Kong and Taiwan Book Excerpt:

In the past century, tens of millions of women and girls have disappeared in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. There are many reasons: the women variously were sold as “foreign spouses”; imprisoned for their political beliefs; taken to night clubs or massage parlors to work as “escorts”; provided as “comfort women” to soldiers; or murdered by female corpse dealers and sold as “ghost brides” to families looking to give their deceased sons wives in the afterlife. The youngest girls fell victim to infanticide, the tragic result of a “one child” law in a male-dominated society. As a result of the gender imbalance these disappearances created, countless young males now suffer from the “marriage squeeze,” remaining single without families of their own. This sociological study explores the institutional factors, develops a typology for these populations, and lays a foundation for the examination of lost populations in the future.

Stripped

Stripped
Author: Brian Freeman
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-10-03
ISBN: 1429900806
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stripped Book Excerpt:

In this stunning follow-up to Brian Freeman's remarkable debut novel, Immoral, Detective Jonathan Stride discovers that there are only two ways to go in Las Vegas. You can hit the jackpot. Or you can get Stripped... They looked like isolated cases: a hit-and-run and a celebrity murdered during a fling with a prostitute. No one could ever imagine they'd be linked to a brutal crime in Las Vegas's steamy past—and that the race against the clock to corner a determined serial killer would stir up secrets long thought buried with the dead. As detectives Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial are called separately to investigate, they have no idea what they're stepping into: a world where desperate ambition rules and loyalties know no bounds, and where their own uncharted emotions and sexual desires will reach an explosive conclusion. Shocking, twisted, with edge-of-your-seat suspense, Stripped pushes the limits of its heroes and keeps the reader turning ever page until the last plot twist.

Bitter Secrets

Bitter Secrets
Author: Patty Brant
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-04
ISBN: 1462071562
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Secrets Book Excerpt:

Captivated by a 40-year-old mystery, hometown reporter Molly Martindale embarks on a quest for truth that plunges her into an icy nightmare of fear and uncertainty. A wheelchair-bound Viet Nam vet, cold and eerie faces from the past, a savvy old black man and a yellowed diary are her companions on a journey that threatens to wake sleeping ghosts from her own secret past. Bitter Secrets is an intensely human story set in a small Florida town. Intriguing secrets push the reader along as the heroine makes a heart wrenching search for clues to a lost family. Pictures of the lush southern landscape and varied characters all but speak aloud, including Dutch, her devoted Labrador retriever. It's a good read, richly blending plainly beautiful language from start to finish. Barbara Oehlbeck, poet and author of Mama: Root, Hog, or Die, The Sabal Palm and For the Love of Roses . Bitter Secrets by Patty Brant is a story of the old south with twists and turns, melancholy and ghosts from the past. In the vernacular of southern people through easy conversations over coffee, Patty spins a deepening mystery of violence and trauma that crosses generations. This is a mystery-lover's mystery with a touch of the paranormal that keeps the excitement high. D. K. Christi, Consultant, Speaker & Author of Arirang: The Bamboo Connection and The Ghost Orchid, www.dkchristi.com

A Geography of Secrets

A Geography of Secrets
Author: Frederick Reuss
Publsiher: Unbridled Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 9781609530013
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Geography of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Two men: One discovers the cost of keeping secrets, of building a career within a government agency where secrets are the operational basis. Noel Leonard works for the Defense Intelligence Agency, mapping coordinates for military actions halfway around the world. One morning he learns that an error in his office is responsible for the bombing of a school in Pakistan. And he knows suddenly that he is as alone as he is wrong. From his windowless office in DC to an intelligence conference in Switzerland, and back to his daughter’s college in Virginia, Noel claws his way toward a more personally honest life in which he can tell his family everything every day. Another man learns that family secrets have kept him from who he is and from the ineluctable ways he is attached to a world he has always disdained. This unnamed narrator, a cartographer, is the son of a career diplomat whose activities in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and then in Europe during the Cold War may not have been what they were said to be. He, too, travels to Switzerland, but his quest is not to release himself from secrecy—it is to learn how deep the secrets in his own life go. With a voice like John le Carré’s and the international sensibility of Graham Greene, Frederick Reuss examines the unavoidably covert nature of lives that make their circles through Washington, DC. A Geography of Secrets is a novel of the time from an acclaimed author who knows the lay of the land.

Little Lost Secrets

Little Lost Secrets
Author: Cheryl Bradshaw
Publsiher: Pixie Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-02-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Lost Secrets Book Excerpt:

From New York Times Bestselling Author Cheryl Bradshaw comes book two in her exciting new mystery series. When a dead body is found in the walls during a home renovation, detective Georgiana Germaine gets swept into a cold case murder. Whose body lies within the walls of the house? And what ties does it have to the death of Georgiana's father more than three decades earlier? Love mysteries with a surprising twist? Little Lost Secrets will hook you from the first page. Praise for the Georgiana Germaine Series: "I am a long-time reader of Cheryl Bradshaw stories and this is one of my favorites." "Intense and oh so very good!" "Keeps you turning pages and literally feeling like you know the characters." "I was completely immersed in the story and read it straight through." "I'm salivating for the second book already!" "You won't want to put the book down." Books in this Series: Little Girl Lost (Book 1) Little Lost Secrets (Book 2) Little Broken Things (Book 3) - Coming August 2021

Three Little Secrets

Three Little Secrets
Author: Liz Carlyle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN: 141653301X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Little Secrets Book Excerpt:

National bestselling author Liz Carlyle concludes her scandalous new trilogy with a sensuous novel of two star-crossed souls who share a secret or two . . . or three. Once upon a time, they eloped. But then dashing Scotsman Merrick MacLachlan accepted payment from Lady Madeleine's father to have the marriage annulled. Or did he? Two times, Maddie has wed. Once for love, once for comfort. Yet once more she is alone with only her beloved son and his haunting visions for company. Until fate thrusts her back into the arms of her first love. Three little secrets dance between them. One is that he desires her as much as ever; another is that she's never forgotten his touch. But the scars of their youthful passion run deep, and the third secret will either mark their undoing . . . or spark the sizzling reunion they dare not dream of.

Twenty Years in the Dark

Twenty Years in the Dark
Author: Wellas
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-12-18
ISBN: 1493139002
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty Years in the Dark Book Excerpt:

My disregard for Him finally caught up with me; my actions which I had continuously boasted about finally betrayed me, bringing with it dire consequences. I wobbled as I made my way across the road to a nearby bus stop. With every step I took, I could feel the pain ripping through my left ribcage as thick blood gushed out through the hole in my T-shirt where the knife had pierced through. I could feel whatever strength left in my body draining away fast. My gags muffled my expletives as they came out as little more than grunts. “Open space please, open space,” the paramedic shouted. I whispered in pain, “Please, Lord, don’t let me die.”

20 Relationship Secrets for Your Twenties

20 Relationship Secrets for Your Twenties
Author: Paul Angone
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN: 0802491391
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

20 Relationship Secrets for Your Twenties Book Excerpt:

What happens when you graduate high school (or college) and your friends scatter? Do you lose touch or keep in contact? Do you make new friends or hide out in your dorm/apartment until you run out of shows in your Netflix queue? Is it possible to keep friendships after college? To quote one of the secrets: Making and keeping friendships after college is harder than G.I. Joe’s abs. What about romance? Should you go on a date with that person? Do you need to break up? What constitutes a date anyway? To quote another of the secrets: A date is a date is a date is a…date. It’s not a marriage proposal. It’s not a death sentence. These twenty secrets, pulled from Paul Angone’s book: 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, will give you insights into the relationships in your twentysomething life. The secrets cover everything from friendship dynamics to romantic interests, from being friendless in a new city to being uncertain who/what/when/where/why you will marry. Moody Collective Portions are short pieces of content taken from our full-length books. Our goal is to introduce our readers to a complete idea in a brief, concise, and inexpensive format. Most portions will take about 20 minutes to read.

Secrets at Midnight

Secrets at Midnight
Author: Nalini Singh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN: 1101989106
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets at Midnight Book Excerpt:

A changeling will do anything to find and keep his mate in this smoldering story from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh. Bastien Smith is frustrated. A changeling male should be able to track his mate anywhere—through fire and hail, snow and rain. But he keeps finding and losing her scent in the city streets, ever since he first became aware of it two weeks earlier, when the elusive fragrance awakened the leopard within him... Then Bastien is suddenly confronted with his prey. Kirby is an all-too-human woman who wants Bastien just as much as he wants her. But he can’t deny what his body and senses are telling him: there is a raging chaos inside of Kirby that he doesn’t understand, secrets that whisper awake at midnight and cause her terrible pain. If they’re to have any chance of forever, then he must solve the mystery that is Kirby... Secrets at Midnight originally appeared in Night Shift. INCLUDES A TEASER FOR ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR Praise for Nalini Singh and her Psy-Changeling Novels “Nalini Singh is a master storyteller.”—Maya Banks, #1 New York Times & USA Today bestselling author “An amazing…series.”—USA Today “An amazing storyteller.”—Smexy Books

Secrets of the Tattooed Girl

Secrets of the Tattooed Girl
Author: Dan Burstein,Arne de Keijzer,John-Henri Holmberg
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN: 0297864971
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Tattooed Girl Book Excerpt:

A fascinating companion to Stieg Larsson's bestselling MILLENNIUM series, revealing the secrets behind the phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. From the team that brought you the bestselling SECRETS OF THE CODE comes the first literary companion to Stieg Larsson's worldwide phenomenon, piecing together the puzzles that make Larsson's series so outrageously popular. Through insightful commentary and revealing interviews, you enter the unique world of Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist, and of Stieg Larsson himself - discovering the fascinating real-life characters and incidents at the heart of Larsson's work. - What is the truth about Stieg Larsson's tragic death at age 50, just before publication of his novels? - Did Larsson leave behind a fourth book manuscript and plot outlines for his planed ten-book series? - Is Lisbeth the first true literary heroine of the 21st century? - What changes were made in the plots and translations of the novels after Larsson's death - and why? - What will happen in the contentious battle between Larsson's life partner, Eva Gabrielsson, and his father and brother over his billion dollar legacy, and more importantly, the future of his characters, plots and ideas? These questions, and many more, will be answered in this gripping and insightful book about the man who has changed the face of crime fiction this century.

Lost Miami Stories and Secrets Behind Magic City Ruins

Lost Miami  Stories and Secrets Behind Magic City Ruins
Author: David Bulit
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1626199167
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Miami Stories and Secrets Behind Magic City Ruins Book Excerpt:

Miami architecture is world renowned, but many historic treasures have been forgotten. The Richmond Naval Air Station was a blimp base destroyed by hurricane in 1945. A Cold War missile base lies covered in graffiti. Homestead's old Aerojet complex was originally used in the testing and construction of experimental rockets but was slowly demolished as part of a project to revitalize the Everglades. The Miami Marine Stadium was declared unsafe after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and stands abandoned today. Author and "Abandoned Florida" blogger David Bulit revives the history and secrets of the Magic City's vanishing gems.

A Discovery of Secrets and Fate

A Discovery of Secrets and Fate
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publsiher: Big Dog Books, LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Discovery of Secrets and Fate Book Excerpt:

Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate. In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day. The key to my survival is a man I can’t figure out. As dangerous as the darkest fae, I have no choice but to work with him to stop the prophecy that’s foretold to be the ruination of mankind. Carrick Byrne continues to be my only source of information, but he doles it out as he sees fit. He intrigues and scares me in equal measure, yet I can’t help but be attracted to him. And the more I discover about him, the more it becomes clear he feels the same. As we travel to Faere in search of answers, we find that every piece of information leads to more questions, that every question leads to a new piece of the puzzle, and that, most importantly, no one can be trusted. The more secrets we uncover, one thing is certain— if we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together. A Discovery of Secrets and Fate is book two of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

UFO Secrets Inside Wright Patterson

UFO Secrets Inside Wright Patterson
Author: Thomas J. Carey,Donald R. Schmitt
Publsiher: Red Wheel Weiser
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN: 1633411311
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UFO Secrets Inside Wright Patterson Book Excerpt:

“Carey and Schmitt show that good, old-fashioned investigative reporting is still alive and well.” —Cheryll Jones, former anchor, CNN News The true nature of what actually crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 remains classified. Only a select few have ever had access to the truth about what became known as Area 51. But what happened to the remnants of that crash is shrouded in even greater mystery. What began in the high desert of New Mexico ended at Wright-Patterson, an ultra-top-secret Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitation was buried deep within this nuclear stronghold. How tragic that such seismic news should be kept from the people of the world . . . pieces of history, now quickly dwindling into oblivion as the last of the secret-keepers passes on. In addition to its rich history of military service to our nation, Wright-Patterson also stands as the secret tomb of one of the greatest occurrences in recorded history. Be prepared . . . the real Area 51—Wright-Patterson‘s vault—is about to be opened. UFO Secrets Inside Wright-Patterson is a thoroughly researched work that includes: New eyewitness accounts from the late Leonard Stringfield's files about the crash retrieval evidence stored at Wright-Patterson New testimonies from the late Emmy-award-winning TV reporter Carl Day concerning physical evidence of crashed UFOs stored in underground facilities at Wright-Patterson Newly discovered Project Blue Book files from Wright-Patterson including photos and Air Force investigations of UFOs.

Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets
Author: Joseph Finder
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN: 075539464X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buried Secrets Book Excerpt:

When PI Nick Heller moves back to Boston to set up his own agency, he soon gets an urgent case even closer to home than expected. Alexandra Marcus - teenage daughter of hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus - has been kidnapped. But it's no ordinary kidnapping - and it's not even clear what they want. She's been abducted by professionals and buried alive in an underground casket. A video camera is streaming her desperate pleas live over the internet. With only a limited supply of food and water, her time is quickly running out. A close friend of the family, Nick is more determined than ever to catch the perpetrators. But when Marshall is arrested for fraud, Nick uncovers some powerful enemies and a conspiracy that reaches up to the very highest levels of government. Faced with opponents well-protected by wealth and position, Nick must play a dangerous game if he hopes to flush out those responsible before Alexa is buried for good...

Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture

Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture
Author: Fester
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781559502238
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture Book Excerpt:

This title is out of print as of 03/02/2005. A new revised and updated edition: Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture, 7th Edition, will be available as of 03/08/2005.

The Event

The Event
Author: Ilai Rowner
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-11
ISBN: 0803296509
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Event Book Excerpt:

"What is an event? From a philosophical perspective, events are irregular occurrences--moments of change and interruption--categorized by human perception, language, and thought. While philosophers have pored over this subject extensively in recent years, The Event: Literature and Theory seeks to ground it: What is literature's approach to the event? How does literature produce and give testimony to events? Ilai Rowner's study not only revisits some of the most important thinkers of our time, including Maurice Blanchot, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, and Martin Heidegger, it also develops a critical approach to literature that questions the meaning of the literary event through examinations of literary works by Marcel Proust, Louis-Ferdinand Ce;line, and T. S. Eliot. Rowner offers a new method of thinking about the particular characteristics of the event within literary works and defines the creative value of literature as the aspiration toward the un-happening within the happening. In this study the experience of literature--as an act of both writing and reading--becomes the struggle to capture the excessive movement of the event while yet revealing the creative energy within the work of literature. "--

The British Trade Journal and Export World

The British Trade Journal and Export World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Commerce
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Secrets Stolen Fortunes Lost

Secrets Stolen  Fortunes Lost
Author: Christopher Burgess,SYNGRESS,Richard Power
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 0080558801
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets Stolen Fortunes Lost Book Excerpt:

The threats of economic espionage and intellectual property (IP) theft are global, stealthy, insidious, and increasingly common. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, IP theft is estimated to top $250 billion annually and also costs the United States approximately 750,000 jobs. The International Chamber of Commerce puts the global fiscal loss at more than $600 billion a year. Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost offers both a fascinating journey into the underside of the Information Age, geopolitics, and global economy, shedding new light on corporate hacking, industrial espionage, counterfeiting and piracy, organized crime and related problems, and a comprehensive guide to developing a world-class defense against these threats. You will learn what you need to know about this dynamic global phenomenon (how it happens, what it costs, how to build an effective program to mitigate risk and how corporate culture determines your success), as well as how to deliver the message to the boardroom and the workforce as a whole. This book serves as an invaluable reservoir of ideas and energy to draw on as you develop a winning security strategy to overcome this formidable challenge. • It’s Not “Someone Else’s Problem: Your Enterprise is at Risk Identify the dangers associated with intellectual property theft and economic espionage • The Threat Comes from Many Sources Describes the types of attackers, threat vectors, and modes of attack • The Threat is Real Explore case studies of real-world incidents in stark relief • How to Defend Your Enterprise Identify all aspects of a comprehensive program to tackle such threats and risks • How to Deliver the Message: Awareness and Education Adaptable content (awareness and education materials, policy language, briefing material, presentations, and assessment tools) that you can incorporate into your security program now