• Author : Guilty Wives
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-07-19
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781409038856
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The holiday of a lifetime becomes a fight for survival in this gripping summer thriller from James Patterson. Sitting in a dark, dank prison cell in Paris, serving a life sentence for murder, Abbie Elliot tries to piece together the story of how she came to be here. It all happened in Monte Carlo, where she was having the holiday of a lifetime with her three best friends away from their stifling lives, and husbands. Abbie remembers casinos, nightclubs, champagne and private yachts. The next thing she can remember is a swarm of police storming the yacht and arresting her and her friends. Abbie has been set up, she knows it. But now she must find out who would do this to her, and why. Or she will spend the rest of her life rotting in that cell.


  • Author : Guilty Wives
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 0316171794
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"No husbands allowed. Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days they're free to live someone else's life. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high-stakes casinos, and beyond, Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known. What happened last night? In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened--something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime--for survival. GUILTY WIVES is the ultimate indulgence, the kind of nonstop joy-ride of excess, friendship, betrayal, and danger that only James Patterson can create"--


  • Author : Celebrating the Dead in Kalabari Land
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2012-03-23
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781477236055
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Celebrating the Dead is intended not only to bring to the worlds attention the way the Kalabari people honor their dead, but also to unearth the origin of the Kalabari nation, which is lost to nearly all of the citizens old and young - who are ignorant of their origin. The foundation of this great people, like many other African tribes, is lacking in written form, and so, almost all sons and daughters of their community do not know their ancestral history. In Kalabari land, here and there in songs, expressions, and folk-tales, one hears of some strange names, whose identities are hidden away in very few written forms in university archives; or mere expressions from elderly people and names of living persons. Celebrating The Dead is intended to share this information with the new generation of the Kalabari people, many of whom will love to understand the true meaning of the names of their fore-fathers, and where they came from.


  • Author : From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-08
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9780521861847
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book explores Weimar and Nazi policy to highlight the fundamental, far-reaching change wrought by the Nazis and the disparity between national family policy design and its implementation at the local level. Relying on a broad range of sources --including court records, sterilization files, church accounts, and women's oral histories -- it demonstrates how local officials balanced the benefits of marriage, divorce, and adoption against budgetary concerns, church influence, and their own personal beliefs.


  • Author : Nationalising Femininity
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 0719042593
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

What was the relation between gender and nation when the waiting woman was displaced by the mobile woman and homes were flattened by bombs? What happened to notions of femininity, sexual difference and class as women moved into the workplace and donned dungarees, military uniforms and utility clothing?


  • Author : Greek and Roman Sexualities A Sourcebook
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781441153371
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Since the publication of Foucault's History of Sexuality the volume of Classical scholarship on gender, sexuality and the body has steadily increased in tandem with the expansion of these topics in other areas of the Humanities. This volume will provide readers with a substantial selection of primary sources documenting sexualities, sexual behaviors, and perceptions of sex, sexuality, gender, and the body among people in the ancient Greco-Roman world. The coverage will begin with Homer in the eighth century BCE and will focus most heavily on Classical Greece and Rome from the Republic to the early Empire, though sources reflecting societal changes in later antiquity and a selection of Jewish and Christian readings will also be included. Authors will include Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Ovid and Plutarch, with each chapter including one or two substantial 'focal' readings. The materials will include poetry, history, oratory, medical and philosophical writings, letters, and inscriptions, both public and private.


  • Author : A Systematical View of the Laws of England
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1792
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : UOM:35112104646486
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:


  • Author : Spanish and English Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1980-10-09
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780521228442
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A series of essays by Edward M. Wilson, originally published in 1980, and written at various stages of his career.


  • Author : More Wives Than One
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 0252026810
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

More Wives Than One offers an in-depth look at the long-term interaction between belief and the practice of polygamy, or plural marriage, among the Latter-day Saints. Focusing on the small community of Manti, Utah, Kathryn M. Daynes provides an intimate view of how Mormon doctrine and Utah laws on marriage and divorce were applied in people's lives.


  • Author : NYPD Red
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-10-08
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780316199896
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

On the opening night of New York's biggest Hollywood event, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert -- and they can't afford to make a single mistake. NYPD Red is a special task force charged with protecting the interests of Manhattan's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, they are the first ones called. Then an actor is killed on the set of a film. And a Molotov cocktail explodes at a movie premiere. Detective First Grade Zach Jordan and his new partner-and ex-girlfriend-Detective Kylie MacDonald are assigned to the case. The killer has every murder, every escape, planned down to the last detail-and he's scripted an explosive finale that will bring New York and Hollywood to its knees. With larger-than-life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists, NYPD Red is a mega-blockbuster from "The Man Who Can't Miss." (Time).