At War With Metaphor

Author: Erin Steuter
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739130315
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When photographs documenting the torture and humiliation of prisoners at Abu Ghraib came to the attention of a horrified public, national and international voices were raised in shock, asking how this happened. At War with Metaphor offers an answer, arguing that the abuses of Abu Ghraib were part of a systemic continuum of dehumanization. This continuum has its roots in our public discussions of the war on terror and the metaphors through which they are repeatedly framed. Arguing earnestly and incisively that these metaphors, if left unexamined, bind us into a cycle of violence that will only be intensified by a responsive violence of metaphor, Steuter and Wills examine compelling examples of the images of animal, insect, and disease that inform, shape, and limit our understanding of the war on terror. Tying these images to historical and contemporary uses of propaganda through a readable, accessible analysis of media filters, At War with Metaphor vividly explores how news media, including political cartoons and talk radio, are enmeshed in these damaging, dehumanizing metaphors. Analyzing media through the lenses of race and Orientalism, it invites us to hold our media and ourselves accountable for the choices we make in talking war and making enemies.

From A Dead Sleep

Author: John A. Daly
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 1937084973
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There are times when the truth invites evil, and there are times when the truth can get you killed. Few residents in the secluded mountain-town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about local troublemaker Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime-show addicted armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds himself the sole witness to the unusual suicide of a mysterious stranger. With the body whisked away in the chilling rapids of a raging river, no one believes Sean's account. When his claim is met with doubt and mockery from the people of Winston, Sean embarks on a far-reaching crusade that takes him across the country in search of the dead man's identity and personal vindication. He hopes to find redemption and the truth---but sometimes the truth is better left unknown.

Devolution

Author: Lars Emmerich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520172231
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"Sharp, extremely well written, and scary as hell!""The best writing in decades."What would it take to put our way of life at risk?Is it possible for a handful of ultra-deep players to cripple the global economy?A secret organization with immense wealth and limitless influence squares off against The Establishment in this #1 Bestselling financial conspiracy thriller from espionage master Lars Emmerich.As the clandestine conflict reaches an explosive flashpoint, Special Agent Sam Jameson, a brash, ballsy, and beautiful spy catcher, is cast headlong into the crossfire. The love of her life is missing, the victim of a brutal and terrifying kidnapping. Will she unravel the ruthless conspiracy in time to save his life? Can she save her own?The characters are vivid, the facts are exquisitely researched, and the plot is gripping and frightening... because the threat is more real than we'd like to imagine.Book One in the worldwide bestselling Devolution Series will leave you wondering how safe we really are.--------Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars EmmerichQ: Who are your influences?A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille's novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I'm greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I'm a bit of a magpie about the topics -- science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine... It's a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as "research." Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books' success?A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she's also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She's kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person's mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost -- there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It's been extremely rewarding, and I'm hopeful it can continue for years to come.

Deadline

Author: Jessica James
Publisher: Jessica James
ISBN: 1941020097
Size: 70.30 MB
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IndieBRAG Medallion Winner! He’s a relentless homicide detective. She’s an uncompromising journalist. Neither desires to work together—but they’ll never uncover the truth alone. Landing a front page headline isn’t why reporter Caitlin Sparks is investigating a string of suspicious deaths connected to the U.S. State Department. She has a personal stake in finding the killer. Detective Blake Madison has a connection to the murders too, and will risk anything to uncover the truth. But a journalist is the last person he’d rely on to help him solve a crime—especially one whose trail of evidence leads back to him. Joining forces becomes essential as the body count continues to grow. Someone powerful doesn't want the truth to come out—and will stop at nothing to make sure no one talks. On the run with nowhere to turn, the couple devises a plan to expose the killer. The risk is great and the chance of success small, but the ultimate outcome is something neither one of them envisioned.

Cartographies Of The Absolute

Author: Alberto Toscano
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782799737
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Can capital be seen? Cartographies of the Absolute surveys the disparate answers to this question offered by artists, film-makers, writers and theorists over the past few decades. It zones in on the crises of representation that have accompanied the enduring crisis of capitalism, foregrounding the production of new visions and artefacts that wrestle with the vastness, invisibility and complexity of the abstractions that rule our lives.

Unholy Wars

Author: John K. Cooley
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745319179
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To oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the US formed an anti-communist alliance with militant Islamic forces in Central Asia. This book provides an account of this alliance and how it backfired with the events of September 11.

The Incident Inferno Rising

Author: Lars Emmerich
Publisher: Polymath Publishing
ISBN:
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“LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!” “I couldn’t put it down!” Where do you run when even the good guys want you dead? Special Agent Sam Jameson is having a bad week. People are trying to kill her. That would be business as usual in the counterespionage world, except that it’s the good guys who have her in the crosshairs. Why are the DC Metro police trying to kidnap her? Do her bosses at Homeland want her in a body bag, too? And why does everyone she talks to seem to end up in the morgue? Will a ruthless mercenary, a hapless American traitor, and a dead man’s cryptic clue hold the key to Sam’s survival? As the noose tightens around her neck, Sam must uncover a brutal and deadly conspiracy before she becomes its next victim. THE INCIDENT: Inferno Rising is the first installment in the runaway international sensation INCIDENT trilogy from conspiracy master Lars Emmerich. ———— Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich Q: Who are your influences? A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.” Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success? A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates. Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice? A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.

Mindscrew

Author: Lars Emmerich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520180922
Size: 30.41 MB
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"I love this series!""This is the best writing in decades."You've pulled off the crime of the century. You've stolen billions. The global economy is in ruins, but you've become one of the richest men on the planet.Except you've somehow fallen into the clutches of the people you robbed -- a band of spies, mercenaries, and dollar-hungry power brokers who'd just as soon gut you as look at you.That's Sabot Mondragon's predicament. He was a brilliant hacker, but now he's a prisoner in some Central American hellhole, facing a very short and very painful future. And while he doesn't know it, the fate of the world's economy happens to be intertwined with his own. A global power grab of unprecedented scale is underway, and the consequences couldn't be graver.Which is why Special Agent Sam Jameson is hot on his tail. She's a brash, ballsy, and beautiful spy catcher, and she's racing headlong into a buzz saw of intrigue and bad blood left over from the cold war.Will Sabot survive his vicious kidnapping? Can Sam stop the world's most secretive organization from pulling off a global coup?From the jungles of Central America to frozen Moscow, MINDSCREW's explosive action, razor sharp plot, and smart, sexy characters will keep you turning pages well into the night.MINDSCREW is the final installment in conspiracy master Lars Emmerich's DEVOLUTION trilogy, a collection of three #1 bestselling financial thrillers starring Sam Jameson.--------Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars EmmerichQ: Who are your influences?A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille's novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I'm greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I'm a bit of a magpie about the topics -- science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine... It's a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as "research." Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books' success?A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she's also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She's kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person's mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost -- there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It's been extremely rewarding, and I'm hopeful it can continue for years to come.

Broken Slate

Author: John A. Daly
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 1945448091
Size: 39.12 MB
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Crackling with gunfire and suspense, the opening pages of BROKEN SLATE make clear that John A. Daly writes with assurance and style. . . Thirty years ago, Sean Coleman's father abandoned his family in the Colorado mountain town of Winston, and was never heard from again. The reason for his disappearance was always a mystery, but a lifetime of blaming himself put Sean on a rough, dark path that took him years to return from. Now content in his life, Sean receives unexpected word that his father has finally reemerged, on the other side of the country in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. . .as a murder victim. At the wishes of his sister, Sean flies out to retrieve the body, and hopefully find answers to why his father left, and the life he went on to lead. What Sean discovers is a second family, a web of deception, and a brutal killer who's still on the loose. . .and isn't finished killing.