The Miscreant

Author: Jean Cocteau

Publisher: Peter Owen Limited

ISBN: 9780720611731

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

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Jacques Forestier, the central character of Cocteau's famous first novel from 1921, is a parasite and dilettante who responds readily to beauty in both sexes. Leaving his provincial family he comes to Paris to study for his degree. Indulging in a life of dissipation with a group of students and their mistresses, he falls in love with Germaine, a chorus girl kept by a rich banker. The affair, doomed from the start, forces Jacques to come to terms not so much with society as he finds it but with himself.

The Miscreant

The Nikolas Cruz Story

Author: Alan Weberman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986760942


Page: 144

View: 7390

This entire event could have been avoid if Campus Monitor Andrew Medina would have tackled the Miscreant when he saw him enter Stoneman Douglas with a backpack and duffel bag. He admitted to this author that he was 300 feet away from Cruz and recognized him but instead of tackling and disarming him he called Scot Peterson, yes the same Broward Coward who refused to enter the school and confront the shooter but instead waiting outside advising others not to enter. This is only one revelation the reader with find in the book that relies on documents and interviews with the principals involved. It details how transplants from New York City brought their liberal ideas about mental illness to Florida and how Jameson Snead convinced his father to let Cruz live with his family. His father James let the Miscreant have access to the weapon used in the mass murder but was given in Mulligan by the media because of White skin privilege. It explains why the FBI failed to act on at least two tips due to Obama and Holder and Lynch hiring FBI on the basis of race rather than competency. It explains why the Miscreant was never sent to a mental hospital for evaluation and names the wimps who saved his ass.

The Miscreant

Author: Brock E. Deskins

Publisher: Dingo Dog Publishing

ISBN: 1508060509

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 4041

Garran Holt is a troubled young man. Unable to tolerate his self-destructive ways, his mother sells him into indentured servitude as part of a work crew building King Remiel’s new trade road. When mercenaries sent to disrupt the road’s construction attack his work camp, Garran discovers an inner power capable of turning him into a warrior of unparalleled ability. When the leader of his work crew recognizes Garran as being one of the transcended (a fighter able to slip into the swifter currents of time), he is trained as an agent, one of the kingdom’s elite spies. Crude, abrasive, and deeply committed to destroying himself with drugs, alcohol, and debauchery, Garran might be the kingdom’s only hope against falling to The Guild, the powerful trade cartel bent on becoming the true and undisputed power in the land.

A Philosophical History of Rights

Author: Gary B. Herbert

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412816205


Page: N.A

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A review of the historical concept of rights and the transformation of the problems through which the concept is defined. Gary Herbert explores the evolution of theories of rights and exposes the philosophical contradictions that arise when we exchange one concept of rights for another.

That's What I'm Talking about

Author: Richard B. Cook


ISBN: 0979125707

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3592

Collection of Previously Published Articles and Reviews. The selections are tied together by the theme: the nature of belief, its expression and appliction in different contexts, both historical and literary. There is an emphasis upon the missionary career of St Paul both as an organizer of newly converted Gentile believers and as a former persecutor of believers, who denounced him to his converts.

May It Please the Court

Author: Richard Baldwin Cook


ISBN: 9780979125737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 7776

Deprived of his license to practice law in three states, the author examines professional conduct rules that are applied to judges, and offers prescriptive comments that should be binding upon any who seek a position on the bench.

Kasus im Deutschen und Englischen

Ein Beitrag zur Theorie des abstrakten Kasus

Author: Hartmut Czepluch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311095530X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 7614

Ausgehend von der LGB-Kasustheorie (Chomsky 1981) folgt die Untersuchung der Kasussysteme des Deutschen und Englischen der Leitidee, daß eine universalgrammatische Kasustheorie sich eher an einer kasusflektierenden als einer flexionsarmen Sprache orientieren sollte. Auf der Basis der morphologischen Kasusmuster des Deutschen wird ein modifiziertes Kasusmodell entwickelt, das den reicheren Kasusverteilungen des Deutschen Rechnung trägt und die reduzierten Muster des Englischen als parametrische Effekte erfaßt. Wesentliche Unterschiede in den Kasussystemen können auf das Vorhandensein/Fehlen distinkter morphologischer Kasus bezogen werden. Das betrifft sowohl die Unterscheidung von syntaktisch und lexikalisch determinierten Kasus(verwendungen), was besonders für das 'Dativproblem' im Deutschen relevant wird, wie die syntaktische Realisierung von Doppel-Komplement-Strukturen. Entgegen der traditionellen kasusparadigmatischen Auffassung erscheint das Kasussystem einer Sprache als aus kategorienspezifischen Subsystemen bestehend. Für die V-Kasus ergibt sich ein 'Akkusativ-zentriertes' System mit dem Nominativ als neutralem bzw. Null-Kasus. Entgegen neuerer Entwicklungen, die Kasus als Spezifikator-Kopf-Relationen auffassen, wird an dem Strukturbegriff der 'Kasusrektion' festgehalten. Die Kasusmuster des Deutschen und Englischen resultieren aus dem Zusammenwirken der drei parametrisierten Prinzipien der Kopfstellung, der Argumentrealisierung und der distinkten morphologischen Lizensierung von Argumentrelationen. Die strukturellen Prinzipien erfassen die deutsch-englischen Stellungsunterschiede und das morphologische Prinzip die beschränkten Realisierungsmöglichkeiten im Englischen. Es ergibt sich der Effekt, daß der englische Verbalbereich weniger strukturiert erscheint als der des Deutschen. Behandelt werden in diesem Rahmen u.a. das Lexik-Syntax-Verhältnis (hinsichtlich der Drei-Argumente-Beschränkung), die Dativ-Alternation und P-Strandung im Englischen, die Rolle von Partizipien in Perfekt- und Passivstrukturen, AcI-Strukturen sowie transformationssyntaktische Phänomene.

Before Bioethics

A History of American Medical Ethics from the Colonial Period to the Bioethics Revolution

Author: Robert Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199774110

Category: Medical

Page: 476

View: 8185

The first history of American medical ethics published in more than a half century, Before Bioethics tracks the evolution of American medical ethics from colonial midwives and physicians' oaths to current bioethical controversies over abortion, AIDS, animal rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

The Reasoner

Author: George Jacob Holyoake

Publisher: N.A


Category: Secularism

Page: N.A

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Jean Cocteau

Author: James S. Williams

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 2817

Despite Jean Cocteau’s renown as a leading figure in European cinema, his work and life have rarely been examined together. Evaluating Cocteau’s career and his fascinating personal life on equal terms, James Williams offers here a groundbreaking analysis that sets them both within highly revealing historical and artistic contexts. Williams’s biographical investigation of this poet, dramatist, novelist, designer, and filmmaker centers around Cocteau’s constant self-questioning and how it permeated his work. From Cocteau’s work in fashion and photography to his formal experimentation to his extensive collaborations with male friends and lovers, the book charts the complex and unpredictable evolution of his work and aesthetic. Williams argues that Cocteau’s body of work is best viewed as an ethical, erotic project of aesthetics that carries important ramifications for our contemporary understanding of being and subjectivity. An engaging and wholly accessible account, Jean Cocteau is essential reading for all those fascinated by the man and his unforgettable films.

Cape Fear Confederates

The 18th North Carolina Regiment in the Civil War

Author: James Gillispie

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486864

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4277

The 18th North Carolina Regiment has the dubious distinction of firing the volley at Chancellorsville, Virginia, that mortally wounded General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. This tragic accident has overshadowed the regiment’s otherwise valiant service during the Civil War. One of Robert E. Lee’s “fighting regiments,” the 18th North Carolina was a part of two famous Confederate military machines, A.P. Hill’s Light Division and Jackson’s foot cavalry. This revealing history chronicles the regiment’s exploits from its origins through combat with the Army of Northern Virginia at Hanover Court House, the Seven Days’ Battles, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and other battles to its surrender at Appomattox Court House as a battered, much smaller shell of its former self. A roster of those surrendering officers and enlisted men and brief biographical sketches of those who fought with the regiment for most of the war complete this enlightening account.

Gameboard of the Gods

Age of X

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624302

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1968

The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back—with a vengeance. In the near future, Justin March lives in exile from the Republic of United North America. After failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, Justin is surprised when he is sent back with a peculiar assignment—to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena. Justin’s return comes with an even bigger shock: His new partner and bodyguard, Mae Koskinen, is a prætorian, one of the Republic’s technologically enhanced supersoldiers. Mae’s inexplicable beauty and aristocratic upbringing attract Justin’s curiosity and desire, but her true nature holds more danger than anyone realizes. As their investigation unfolds, Justin and Mae find themselves in the crosshairs of mysterious enemies. Powers greater than they can imagine have started to assemble in the shadows, preparing to reclaim a world that has renounced religion and where humans are merely gamepieces on their board. From the Paperback edition.

Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Avinash Dixit

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 4944

Microeconomics - individuals' choices of where to live and work, how much to save, what to buy, and firms' decisions about location, hiring, firing, and investment - involves issues that concern us on a daily basis. But when people think about economics, they tend to place importance on the bigger picture - macroeconomics - including issues such as unemployment, inflation, and the competitiveness of nations. In this Very Short Introduction, Avinash Dixit argues that the microeconomy has a large impact on the economic world, arguably as much as the issues of macroeconomics. Dixit steers a clear path through the huge number of issues related to microeconomics, explaining what happens when things go well, as well as showing how they fail, why that happens, and what can be done about it. Using real-life examples from around the world, using the minimum of mathematics and including simple graphs, he provides insights into economics from psychology and sociology to explain economic behaviour and rational choice. An ideal introduction for anyone interested in business and economics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.