Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472264290

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The seventh book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Rules are meant to be broken, aren't they? 'I've done some stupid things in my time. I've been reckless. I've broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me.' Max has never been one for rules. They tend to happen to other people. But this time she's gone too far. And everyone at St Mary's is paying the price. With the History Department disintegrating around her and grounded until the end of time, how can she ever put things right? Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
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A Catalogue of Historical Errors and Misunderstandings

Author: Graeme Donald

Publisher: The History Press


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4249

rom cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, Lies, Damned Lies and History is an entertaining look at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. Graeme Donald takes the reader on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts.
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Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426440547

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9979

Die englische Bestseller-Autorin Jodi Taylor legt mit „Draußen wartet die Liebe“ einen warmherzigen Frauen-Roman vor, voller poetischer Bilder und britischem Witz. Ihre Heldin Jenny entwickelt sich in dieser charmanten Liebes-Geschichte vom schüchternen Entlein zum selbstbewussten Schwan, von einem Mädchen ohne Freunde zur glücklich verliebten Frau – eine moderne Aschenputtel-Geschichte, anrührend, liebevoll und originell. Wenn man 28 Jahre alt ist und schrecklich schüchtern, furchtbar stottert und von Onkel und Tante quasi vor der Welt versteckt wird, dann braucht es eine gehörige Portion Mut, um das Leben endlich in die eigenen Hände zu nehmen. Doch unterstützt von Thomas, dem wohl zauberhaftesten imaginären Freund der Welt, und von Russel, dem chaotischen Maler mit seinem heruntergekommenen britischen Landhaus und dem Herz voller Liebeskummer, greift Jenny schließlich mit beiden Händen nach dem, was ihr neues Leben werden wird – entschlossen, es nie wieder herzugeben. Ein Liebes-Roman so "very british", gefühlvoll und witzig wie ein Hugh-Grant-Film!
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Lies, Damned Lies, and the Mess in Iraq

Author: Sheldon Rampton,John Stauber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062500X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7035

The war in Iraq may be remembered as the point at which the propaganda model perfected in the twentieth century stopped working: the world is too complex, information is too plentiful, and-as events in Iraq reveal- propaganda makes bad policy. The Best War Ever is about a war that was devised in fantasy and lost in delusion. It highlights the futility of lying to oneself and others in matters of life and death. And it offers lessons to the current generation so that, at least in our time, this never happens again. As the team of Rampton and Stauber show in their first new book since President Bush's reelection, the White House seems to have fooled no one as much as itself in the march toward a needless (from a security perspective) war in Iraq. As the authors argue, one of the most tragic consequences of the Bush administration's reliance on propaganda is its disdain for realistic planning in matters of war. Repeatedly, when faced with predictions of problems, U.S. policymakers dismissed the warnings of Iraq experts, choosing instead to promulgate its version of the war through conservative media outlets and PR campaigns. The result has been too few troops on the ground to maintain security; failure to anticipate the insurgency; and oblivious disregard, even contempt, for critics in either party who attempted to assess the human and economic costs of the war. Even now that withdrawal seems imminent, however, the administration and its allies continue their cover-ups: downplaying civilian deaths and military injuries; employing marketing buzzwords like "victory" repeatedly to shore up public opinion; and botched attempts, through third-party PR firms, at creating phony news. The Bush administration entered Iraq believing that its moral, technological, and military superiority would ensure victory abroad, and that its mastery of the politics would win support at home. Instead, it found a morass of problems that do not lend themselves to moralistic, technological, or propaganda-based solutions.
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The Collected Short Works

Author: Thomas Dotson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977716811


Page: 314

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The Hatfield McCoy Feud was not just a conflict between two mountain families. It was, perhaps even more significantly, a series of overlapping, interlayered conflicts. While feud lore and much of what has passed for feud history focuses on the conflicts between the family of Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy, few writers have properly positioned these events as part of a broader struggle between and among all of the local residents, whether they realized it or not, and more powerful economic and political actors who attempted, quite successfully, to amplify and manipulate local conflicts as a means of advancing their own interests. These outside interests, which reached all the way to the door of the governor of Kentucky, had two distinct advantages over the local people. They had control of the press and control of the law. The feud as we know it grew from a complex interaction of various speakers, journalists, lawyers and lawmen, witnesses in court cases, each validating one another's version of events. This book is a great collection of writing about the Hatfield McCoy Feud by my friend Thomas Dotson. I added intros to all of the pieces to provide crucial context for readers who may not be as familiar with the history of the place, its people, and the social, economic, and political forces that drove these events. Everyone knows something about the Hatfield McCoy Feud, but almost everything that people think they know is wrong! Not just a little wrong, either. The feud as it is currently understood was, we argue, a fiction created by powerful men whose aim was to control hundreds of thousands of valuable acres of Pike and Mingo County real estate. This book is important, in my opinion, not just because it rewrites much of what has previously passed for history when it come to the Hatfield McCoy Feud, but also because it begins to chip away at what has passed for the history of the Appalachian people. The land grab that began as early as 1875 with the Bruen Lands Wars in West Virginia resulted in forced transfer of millions of acres of prime land and minerals from local farmers to outside industrialists, and the transformation of a thousands of independent subsistence farming families into a new landless class of impoverished mountaineers. The events of the Hatfield McCoy Feud lie at ground zero of that theft of wealth, and we are still experiencing the repercussions of that theft. If you want to understand how the people of Central Appalachia became poor, this book is an excellent place to start.
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A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Author: Matthew B. Robinson,Renee G. Scherlen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438448392

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 7890

Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success. First published in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics critically analyzed claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war since 1989, as found in the six editions of the annual National Drug Control Strategy between 2000 and 2005. In this revised and updated second edition of their critically acclaimed work, Matthew B. Robinson and Renee G. Scherlen examine seven more recent editions (2006–2012) to once again determine if ONDCP accurately and honestly presents information or intentionally distorts evidence to justify continuing the drug war. They uncover the many ways in which ONDCP manipulates statistics and visually presents that information to the public. Their analysis demonstrates a drug war that consistently fails to reduce drug use, drug fatalities, or illnesses associated with drug use; fails to provide treatment for drug-dependent users; and drives up the prices of drugs. They conclude with policy recommendations for reforming ONDCP’s use of statistics, as well as how the nation fights the war on drugs. Praise for the First Edition “Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics is surprisingly easy to read, and Robinson and Scherlen have done a huge favor not only to critics of current drug policy by compiling this damning critique of ONDCP claims, but also to anyone interested in how data is compiled, presented, and misused by bureaucrats attempting to guard their domains. It should be required reading for members of Congress.” — Drug War Chronicle Book Review “The authors have performed a valuable service to our democracy with their meticulous analysis of the White House ONDCP public statements and reports. They have pulled the sheet off what appears to be an official policy of deception using clever and sometimes clumsy attempts at statistical manipulation. This document, at last, gives us a map of the truth.” — Mike Gray, author of Drug Crazy: How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out “Robinson and Scherlen make a valuable contribution to documenting how ONDCP fails to live up to basic standards of accountability and consistency.” — Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
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Author: Brian Winston

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9780851707969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

View: 7778

Despite its centrality to the daily lives of a variety of journalists, the topic of ethics is relatively unexplored. This work provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject focusing on documentaries and the so-called docusoaps.
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Lies, Damn Lies, and the Public Relations Industry

Author: John Clyde Stauber

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781567510607

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 3757

Reveals how public relations firms "spin" the news, including their role in controlling political debates and protecting corporations from public scrutiny
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Author: Genevieve Cogman


ISBN: 3732506983

Category: Fiction

Page: 429

View: 5783

ALLES BEGINNT MIT EINEM BUCH ... Die unsichtbare Bibliothek - ein Ort jenseits von Raum und Zeit und ein Tor zu den unterschiedlichsten Welten. Hier werden einzigartige Bücher gesammelt und erforscht, nachdem Bibliothekare im Außendienst sie beschafft haben. Irene Winters ist eine von ihnen. Ihr aktueller Auftrag führt sie in ein viktorianisches London, wo eine seltene Version der Grimm'schen Märchen aufgetaucht ist. Doch was als einfacher Einsatz beginnt, wird nur allzu schnell ein tödliches Abenteuer, denn Irene ist nicht die Einzige, die hinter dem Buch her ist. Und die anderen Interessenten gehen über Leichen, um zu bekommen, was sie wollen ...
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How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

Author: Joel Best

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930025

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 5006

In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at the World Trade Center, college ratings, the risks of divorce, racial profiling, and fatalities caused by falling coconuts. More Damned Lies and Statistics encourages all of us to think in a more sophisticated and skeptical manner about how statistics are used to promote causes, create fear, and advance particular points of view. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues: missing numbers are relevant but overlooked; confusing numbers bewilder when they should inform; scary numbers play to our fears about the present and the future; authoritative numbers demand respect they don’t deserve; magical numbers promise unrealistic, simple solutions to complex problems; and contentious numbers become the focus of data duels and stat wars. The author's use of pertinent, socially important examples documents the life-altering consequences of understanding or misunderstanding statistical information. He demystifies statistical measures by explaining in straightforward prose how decisions are made about what to count and what not to count, what assumptions get made, and which figures are brought to our attention. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues. Entertaining, enlightening, and very timely, this book offers a basis for critical thinking about the numbers we encounter and a reminder that when it comes to the news, people count—in more ways than one.
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The One That Got Away and Other Fishy Tales

Author: Bruce Sandison

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845023897

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 2205

When fishing, there's always an element of chance. And the occasional opportunity to exaggerate just a bit, especially about the one that got away. In Lies, Damned Lies & Anglers, Bruce Sandison searches for the truth about angling, with all it's pleasures and frustrations, and reveals some of the secrets of success he has discovered over the years. For those drawn to river and loch, peace, tranquility and contentment are key. But catching fish is an altogether trickier business. Over the years, Bruce Sandison has caught prize fish almost by accident, suffered as absolute beginners have had more than their fair share of luck, battled the elements in small boats, worn inappropriate waders and has, by chance, also discovered the songs that fish simply can't resist. Through good times and bad, the odd big fish may have got away but, of course, the stories are all true . . .
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Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

Author: Joel Best

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520953517

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6870

Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers.
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Author: Marie Brennan

Publisher: Book View Cafe

ISBN: 161138575X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9175

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and prophecy. Kim never had to wonder what to major in at college. Her talent for divination made her future clear in more ways than one. But there are limits to what even a gifted seer can predict, and no card reading or prophetic dream can prepare Kim for what's to come during her junior year at Welton. Something has taken an interest in her friend Julian -- an unseen force neither of them can identify. What starts as a dark omen quickly turns dangerous, as Julian finds himself under attack. To defend him, Kim will need more than her strengths; she will have to call on a form of magic she has never been able to master. If she can't learn fast enough, she may lose her friend forever. Kim knows she isn't ready for this. But if she wants to save Julian -- and herself -- she'll have to prove her own prophecies wrong. This edition contains six illustrations by the artist Avery Liell-Kok.
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Perspectives and Methods in Culture, Power, and Identity in the New Testament

Author: Francisco Lozada,Greg Carey

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451426313

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3640

A number of disciplines aligned under "cultural criticism" have changed the shape of contemporary biblical studies not only by offering new methods but by questioning old goals and proposing new ones. Soundings in Cultural Criticism offers a collection of succinct essays in these fields by some of the foremost scholars in New Testament studies. Questions of historical reconstruction, textual interpretation, and present cultural deployment are addressed in an ideal second textbook for New Testament courses.
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Author: Brian Clifton

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826655664


Page: 503

View: 6789

Mit dem kostenlosen Google Analytics können Sie herausfinden, wie Sie das Optimum aus Ihrer Website herausholen. Der Google-Insider und Web-Analytics-Experte Brian Clifton zeigt ausführlich, wie Sie Google Analytics gezielt und effektiv einsetzen. Durch die richtige Interpretation und Analyse Ihrer Daten erhalten Sie ein unverzichtbares Werkzeug, um Ihrer Website den letzten Schliff geben zu können und den Erfolg zu steigern.
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A Novel

Author: Tom Wilde

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466800550

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5649

A modern Indiana Jones steals a relic of Alexander the Great in Blood of Alexander, the thrilling debut from Tom Wilde. Jonathan Blake makes a living stealing antiquities—stealing them back, that is. A field agent for the Argo Foundation, a company that makes it their business to preserve humanity's history by liberating stolen artifacts from thieves and looters, Blake is used to dangerous assignments. But when he is forced by the US government into a deadly mission involving a missing Napoleonic standard, he finds himself in over his head. Blake is pitted against Vanya, the head of a fanatical cult, who seeks a gilded bronze eagle that holds a vital clue to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. From ancient ruins in Afghanistan to the catacombs of Paris to a chateau high in the French Alps, Blake must unravel the secret truth of the final fate of Napoleon Bonaparte, the murder of Percy Bysshe Shelly, and the hidden remains of Alexander. And he must do it before Vanya's apocalyptic plans for humanity come to their deadly fruition. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841207294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 397

View: 8736

Umfangreiches Extramaterial zu Mark Twains „Geheimer Autobiographie - Textedition“ Der Band zur Autobiographie: Auf fast 400 Seiten werden Referenzen aus Mark Twains Autobiographie historisch entschlüsselt, und seine kleinen, charmanten „Gedächtnisschwächen“ werden durch interessante wie unterhaltsame Zusatzinformationen beleuchtet. – „So erhält man eine lückenlose Biographie Mark Twains samt einem farbigen Panorama der amerikanischen Kulturgeschichte in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Dies ist eine editorische Großtat, für die den Wissenschaftlern ebenso zu danken ist wie dem Aufbau Verlag.“ LITERATUREN Der Anmerkungsband ist entstanden an der University of California als Veröffentlichung des Mark Twain Project. Er ist Teil der zweibändigen Buch-Ausgabe „Meine geheime Autobiographie“ und der eBook-Ausgabe "Meine geheime Autobiographie - Gesamtedition" (Aufbau Verlag, Berlin 2012). 400 Seiten Hintergründe: - Die spannende Entstehungsgeschichte von „Meine geheime Autobiographie“ - Textanmerkungen und Erläuterungen - Mit einer Abbildung und 21 Faksimiles - Weiteres Zusatzmaterial - Editorische Notiz
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Author: Lev Grossman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104009902

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 4224

In der geheimen Welt des verborgenen Wissens hat die Macht einen schrecklich hohen Preis Quentin Coldwater steht kurz vor dem Abschluss der Highschool. Die Schule langweilt ihn – wie ihn eigentlich alles langweilt außer Fillory, das magische Land aus den phantastischen Büchern, die er liebt. Doch plötzlich findet sich Quentin, der gerade noch durch Brooklyn gelaufen ist, selbst in einer magischen Welt wieder, an einer geheimen Zauberschule: Brakebills College. Und auch Fillory gibt es wirklich. Aber es ist keine heile Welt, sondern ein düsterer Ort, von dem eine schreckliche Bedrohung ausgeht. Quentin und seine Freunde begeben sich auf eine gefährliche Reise – und müssen sich einem alles entscheidenden Kampf stellen... »Fillory verhält sich zu Harry Potter wie ein Glas Whiskey zu einem Becher dünnen Tees. Fest verankert sowohl in der Tradition des Fantasyromans als auch in der der allgemeinen Literatur, spielt er an auf die Welten von Oz und Narnia - auch Harry Potter lässt grüßen. Aber glauben Sie ja nicht, das sei ein Kinderbuch. Grossmans Gefühlswelten sind durch und durch erwachsen, seine Erzählweise düster, gefährlich und voller überraschender Wendungen. Hogwarts war nie so« George R. R. Martin, Das Lied von Eis und Feuer – A Game of Thrones
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