Summer 1989 in Northern England. Five graduates from Leeds; Andy, Kate, Lester, Sanjay and Carl, bored of their new professional lives, reminisce about their carefree student days. One dull afternoon, Lester comes up with the idea of carrying out a series of dares to spice up their summer. One by one, they embark on the 'Five Dares'. However, none of them go to plan and each one requires quick thinking to steer clear of disaster and in some cases, death. Eventually the fourth dare ends in tragedy and the five go their separate ways in fear of being held responsible for their actions, each one dealing with the tragedy in their own manner. A chance meeting in a London cafe twenty years later reignites the memories of the summer of 1989 and the five are thrown back together for one final dare in a desire to exorcise the demons of the past. But the fifth dare is the most terrifying of all and four of the five are left to wish the past had remained in the past.
What Happens when a Prank Goes Badly Wrong?
Author: P. D. Walker
Publisher: Justfiction Edition
When Mao and the Chinese Communist Party won power in 1949, they were determined to create new, revolutionary human beings. Their most precise instrument of ideological transformation was a massive program of linguistic engineering. They taught everyone a new political vocabulary, gave old words new meanings, converted traditional terms to revolutionary purposes, suppressed words that expressed incorrect thought, and required the whole population to recite slogans, stock phrases, and scripts that gave correct linguistic form to correct thought. They assumed that constant repetition would cause the revolutionary formulae to penetrate people's minds, engendering revolutionary beliefs and values. In an introductory chapter, Dr. Ji assesses the potential of linguistic engineering by examining research on the relationship between language and thought. In subsequent chapters, she traces the origins of linguistic engineering in China, describes its development during the early years of communist rule, then explores in detail the unprecedented manipulation of language during the Cultural Revolution of 1966 1976. Along the way, she analyzes the forms of linguistic engineering associated with land reform, class struggle, personal relationships, the Great Leap Forward, Mao-worship, Red Guard activism, revolutionary violence, Public Criticism Meetings, the model revolutionary operas, and foreign language teaching. She also reinterprets Mao s strategy during the early stages of the Cultural Revolution, showing how he manipulated exegetical principles and contexts of judgment to frame his alleged opponents. The work concludes with an assessment of the successes and failures of linguistic engineering and an account of how the Chinese Communist Party relaxed its control of language after Mao's death. "
Language and Politics in Mao's China
Author: Fengyuan Ji
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Or, a Collection of Original Manuscripts
Author: John Croft
Category: Great Britain
Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker
Finding love is never easy, or is it? Frankie finds herself whisked away to a beach filled with twenty hot guys, fighting each other, trying to win her heart. Lucky, Frankie! What girl wouldn’t want a chance at that? Imagine twenty hot and gorgeous guys trying to outshine each other in pursuit of your favors. Now isn’t that something? And what of finding love? Can a love game bring you love? Will Frankie find her true love? Be part of the crowd and cheer her through this trying yet exciting adventure—an ordeal that could make or break her. Her heart is on the line. Will she come out of it radiantly happy or will she end up breaking hearts, including hers as well? One thing’s for sure; right now, with those charming hunks in mind, we all want to be in her shoes, or should I say, in her bikini?
Author: Jay McGee
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Radical Reads 2 picks up where the first volume left off, featuring 101 radical young adult books that have come out since its publication. Author Joni Richards Bodart defends their inclusion in library collections and school curricula after introducing each book with lists of characters and major themes. She also suggests a number of 'booktalk' and book report ideas, also identifying books with mature themes in her 'risks' section. Included as well is a section that lists the awards that the books have won and a section of book reviews.
Working with the Newest Edgy Titles for Teens
Author: Joni Richards Bodart
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
“A long and happy marriage.” It sounds like the end of a fairy tale—an illusion that modern times have exposed. And it is, if marriage depends on a constant stream of romantic emotion, or even on copious amounts of time or money. Thank the Lord, none of those are necessary. Two thousand years ago, Paul gave women the key to a successful marriage, and it can be summed up in two words: unconditional respect. It’s not popular. It doesn’t sound fair. It can be hard to imagine. But it works. Nina Roesner has led countless women through this practical and life-changing journey, and in The Respect Dare she offers you the hope that so many others have found. Day by day, true stories and thought-provoking questions will help you apply biblical wisdom to the most important relationship in your life. The book is filled with stories of struggle and success, and many practical applications of respect that have dramatically impacted marriages. Give it forty days. Experience the intimacy God intended and discover what he can do in your heart and in your marriage when you choose to show respect his way.
40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband
Author: Nina Roesner
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Too many sales careers end before they really even begin, and even the most seasoned pros can use an occasional pick-me-up, especially in sluggish markets. "40 Day Sales Dare for New Home Sales" gives specific, relevant instruction on how to reach one's full potential.
Author: Jason Forrest
Publisher: Shore Forrest
Category: Business & Economics
Weekly studies to reinforce what junior highers are learning from their Wild Truth JournalThese Bible lessons send students straight to the words of Jesus to discover the truth, then dare them to live that truth today. Includes games, activities, sketches, handouts, and reproducible worksheets.
Author: Jeannie Oestreicher
Hilary Brand, author of popular Lent course booklets, has written a similar-styled course for Christian groups to explore issues of same-sex relationships, one of the most challenging and divisive subjects of the modern-day Church. The five-week course is designed to be suitable for use at any time of year, including Lent.
A Five-Session Group Study Course Exploring Christian Reactions to Homosexuality
Author: Hilary Brand
Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd
Author: Royal Irish Academy
Category: Celtic philology
Bo Pilgrim had no college education, but he did have a big dose of Texas courage and a heavenly calling that led him to start his own business after World War II. Reggie Wallace, who worked with Pilgrim for fifty years, describes it this way: "All we had in the beginning was a two-wheel buggy, a shovel, some burlap sacks, and Bo's big ideas." Today, Pilgrim's Pride is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that employs more than 40,000 people and processes 30 million chickens a week. In One Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim shares the essential values he learned as a boy that are the foundation of his business success.
How to Build a World-Class Company, and Who to Credit
Author: Lonnie Pilgrim
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Business & Economics
Category: Industrial relations