After two marriages, one good and one cataclysmic, Paul Dexter begins to hide under a turtle-shell-veneer to guard against any woman inveigling her way into his reclusive lifestyle. Even though his business exposes him to lustful temptations, Paul is the devout nonconformist and evades all relationships with women. While vacationing in Panama City, Florida, he is teased by a curvaceous woman who does everything but seduce him. Although tempted, Paul flees to avoid anymore sexual overtures. He is blithely unaware that he has evaded a fatal encounter with an audacious serial killer. Five years later, he is contacted by the same woman. This time though, he succumbs to the ravages of celibacy fatigue, and settles into what he thinks is an idyllic marriage. But when Paul slowly begins to discover his wife’s nefarious past, he worries whether he will become another victim.
What would you chose: family or fatherland? Lotte Klausen and her Polish brother-in-law Piotr Zdanek are both in Warsaw at the eve of the Uprising — on opposing sides. When they meet during the heat of the battle will they be able to save each other’s lives or does the war between their countries tear the family apart? After emerging from the darkest period of her life, Lotte is now working for the Wehrmacht in Warsaw, which is the perfect disguise to spy for the British. But her secret mission is threatened when she falls in love with the one man she should not: a Nazi soldier. A relationship with him will endanger the lives of everyone involved should he ever find out where her true allegiances lie. Piotr traveled to Warsaw to fight for Poland. He never expected to find his German sister-in-law in the heat of the battle zone, taken prisoner by his own people. Will he place family allegiances ahead of patriotism just to save her? Fate turns for both of them as the Uprising is put down, but once again things don’t work out they way they were intended and Lotte faces a predicament that only leaves one choice… This World War II tale is set during the Warsaw Uprising in summer 1944 and honors the memory of all the courageous Polish insurgents who died fighting for freedom. All books in the War Girls series are written to stand alone. Characters from previous books will appear in later books, so you may enjoy them as part of a bigger series.
This in-depth narrative history of the interactions between English settlers and American Indians during the Virginia colony’s first century explains why a harmonious coexistence proved impossible. While the romanticized story of the Jamestown colony has been retold many times, the events following the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe are less well known. The peace and goodwill did not last; within one hundred years of the English settlers’ arrival in Virginia, the Indian population had been reduced by more than 90 percent through warfare, disease, and indiscriminate extermination. Britain’s first successful settlements in America occurred more than four hundred years ago. Not surprisingly, the historical accounts of these events have often contained inaccuracies. This compelling study of colonial Virginia, based on the latest research, sheds new light on the tensions between the English and the American Indians and clarifies the facts about several storied relationships. In Lethal Encounters, Alfred A. Cave examines why the Anglo settlers were unable to establish a peaceful and productive relationship with the region’s native inhabitants and explains how the deep prejudices harbored by both whites and Indians, the incompatibility of their economic and social systems, and the leadership failures of protagonists such as John Smith, Powhatan, Opechancanough, and William Berkeley contributed to this breakdown.
Two men find themselves staring down the dark headlights of a car traveling against the flow of traffic on a major thoroughfare during their ordinarily routine commute home. As a result of the encounter, Sean Smith becomes the wrong-way driver's first victim when he is run off the highway trying to avoid a head-on collision. Minutes later, Charles Washington suffers the same fate just a few miles down the road. When the dust finally settles, one of them is killed and the other is critically injured. While the families of the two men struggle to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, the driver who caused the carnage has simply disappeared into the dead of night. Police discover skid marks from the assailant's car at one accident scene but not the other. Detectives are immediately suspicious that perhaps this was no random accident. They hesitate initially to call it murder. But when it is discovered that one of the victims has had threats made against his life by someone reputed to have ties to organized crime, this affirms for the detectives that they are, in fact, on the right trail. All who are close to the case agree: this method of murder is beyond bizarre.
This is the first authoritative reference work to map the multifaceted and vibrant site of citizen media research and practice, incorporating insights from across a wide range of scholarly areas. Citizen media is a fast-evolving terrain that cuts across a variety of disciplines. It explores the physical artefacts, digital content, performative interventions, practices and discursive expressions of affective sociality that ordinary citizens produce as they participate in public life to effect aesthetic or socio-political change. The seventy-seven entries featured in this pioneering resource provide a rigorous overview of extant scholarship, deliver a robust critique of key research themes and anticipate new directions for research on a variety of topics. Cross-references and recommended reading suggestions are included at the end of each entry to allow scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to identify relevant connections across diverse areas of citizen media scholarship and explore further avenues of research. Featuring contributions by leading scholars and supported by an international panel of consultant editors, the Encyclopedia is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in media studies, social movement studies, performance studies, political science and a variety of other disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. It will also be of interest to non-academics involved in activist movements and those working to effect change in various areas of social life.
The concept of community development is often misunderstood, holding different meanings across different academic disciplines. Moreover, the concept of community development has been historically abstracted, not only in the way the concept has been conceptualized in academic studies, but also by the way in which practitioners use the term in the vernacular. Departing from traditional definitions of community development, this volume applies the New Public Service (NPS) perspective of Public Administration to community development to illustrate how public administrators and public managers can engage in community development planning and implementation that results in more equitable and sustainable long-term outcomes. This book will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in public administration/management, public administration theory, community development, economic development, urban sociology, urban politics, and urban planning.