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Author : Peter Moskos
language : en
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date : 2011-05-31
Download In Defense Of Flogging written by Peter Moskos and has been published by Basic Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-05-31 with Social Science categories.
Prisons impose tremendous costs, yet they're easily ignored. Criminals-- even low-level nonviolent offenders-- enter our dysfunctional criminal justice system and disappear into a morass that's safely hidden from public view. Our "tough on crime" political rhetoric offers us no way out, and prison reformers are too quickly dismissed as soft on criminals. Meanwhile, the taxpayer picks up the extraordinary and unnecessary bill. In Defense of Flogging presents a solution both radical and simple: give criminals a choice between incarceration and the lash. Flogging is punishment: quick, cheap, and honest. Noted criminologist Peter Moskos, in irrefutable style, shows the logic of the new system while highlighting flaws in the status quo. Flogging may be cruel, but In Defense of Flogging shows us that compared to our broken prison system, it is the lesser of two evils.
Author : Matthew Dicks
language : en
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date : 2015-09-08
Download The Perfect Comeback Of Caroline Jacobs written by Matthew Dicks and has been published by St. Martin's Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-09-08 with Fiction categories.
Caroline Jacobs has lost herself. She's a wife, mother (to a tattooed teenage daughter she avoids), Sears Portrait Studio photographer, and wimp. Asserting herself, taking the reins, or facing life head-on are not in her repertoire. So when Caroline suddenly cracks and screams "Fuck you!" at the PTA president, she is shocked. So is her husband. So is the PTA president. So is everyone. But Caroline soon realizes the true cause of her outburst can be traced back to something that happened to her as a teenager, a scarring betrayal by her best friend Emily. This act changed Caroline's life forever. So, with a little bit of bravery flowing through her veins, Caroline decides to go back to her home town and confront Emily. She busts her daughter Polly out of school, and the two set off to deliver the perfect comeback, which is twenty-five years in the making. But nothing goes as planned. Long buried secrets begin to rise to the surface, and Caroline will have to face much more than one old, bad best friend. A heartwarming story told with Matthew Dicks' signature wit, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs is a deceptively simple novel about the ways in which our childhood experiences reverberate through our lives, and the bravery of one woman trying to change her life and finds true understanding of her daughter, and herself, along the way.
Author : Jon Agee
language : en
Release Date : 2017-02-28
Download Life On Mars written by Jon Agee and has been published by Penguin this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-02-28 with Juvenile Fiction categories.
In this sneaky, silly picture book for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen, an intrepid—but not so clever—space explorer is certain he’s found the only living thing on Mars A young astronaut is absolutely sure there is life to be found on Mars. He sets off on a solitary mission, determined to prove the naysayers wrong. But when he arrives, equipped with a package of cupcakes as a gift, he sees nothing but a nearly barren planet. Finally, he spies a single flower and packs it away to take back to Earth as proof that there is indeed life on Mars. But as he settles in for the journey home, he cracks open his cupcakes—only to discover that someone has eaten them all! Readers will love being in on the secret: Unbeknownst to the explorer, a Martian has been wandering through the illustrations the whole time—and he got himself a delicious snack along the way.
Author : Magdalena Zurawski
language : en
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Release Date : 2008-08-10
Download The Bruise written by Magdalena Zurawski and has been published by University of Alabama Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2008-08-10 with Fiction categories.
A young woman living in a dormitory on an American university is bruised in a strange encounter with an angel and must decide whether the event was real or imagined--a task she accomplishes through writing.
Author : Katharine Hepburn
language : en
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date : 2011-10-12
Download Me written by Katharine Hepburn and has been published by Ballantine Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-10-12 with Biography & Autobiography categories.
Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir. A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year A Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
Author : Nancy Huston
language : en
Publisher: Zoland Books
Release Date : 2002
Download Plainsong written by Nancy Huston and has been published by Zoland Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2002 with Fiction categories.
Piecing together her family history from her grandfather's journal, Paula Sterling learns about how her ancestors endured the hardships of early frontier life through the boom times of the 1950s and comes to better understand her grandfather's character through the challenges he faced. Original.
Author : Jon Clinch
language : en
Publisher: Unmediated Ink
Release Date : 2017-05-06
Download Finn written by Jon Clinch and has been published by Unmediated Ink this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-05-06 with Boys categories.
This is the 10th-Anniversary Edition of Finn, with a new introduction by Jared Leto.In this masterful debut, Jon Clinch takes us on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature's most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn's father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain's classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own.Finn sets a tragic figure loose in a landscape at once familiar and mythic. It begins and ends with a lifeless body-flayed and stripped of all identifying marks-drifting down the Mississippi. The circumstances of the murder, and the secret of the victim's identity, shape Finn's story as they will shape his life and his death.Along the way Clinch introduces a cast of unforgettable characters: Finn's terrifying father, known only as the Jud≥ his sickly, sycophantic brother, Will; blind Bliss, a secretive moonshiner; the strong and quick-witted Mary, a stolen slave who becomes Finn's mistress; and of course young Huck himself. In daring to re-create Huck for a new generation, Clinch gives us a living boy in all his human complexity-not an icon, not a myth, but a real child facing vast possibilities in a world alternately dangerous and bright.Finn is a novel about race; about paternity in its many guises; about the shame of a nation recapitulated by the shame of one absolutely unforgettable family. Above all, Finn reaches back into the darkest waters of America's past to fashion something compelling, fearless, and new. Praise for Finn"A brutal, shocking and epic look in the mirror for all Americans."- Jared Leto, from the introduction"Ravishing...and a stand-alone marvel of a novel. Grade: A."- Entertainment Weekly"Clinch treads dangerous ground in making one of America's greatest novels his jumping-off point, but he brings it off magnificently."- Dallas Morning News"Clinch's riverbank Missouri feels postapocalyptic, and his Pap Finn is a crazed yet wily survivor in a polluted landscape."- Newsweek"Finn strikes its most original chords in its bold imagining of possibilities left unexplored by Huckleberry Finn."- Austin American-Statesman"An inspired riff on one of literature's all-time great villains."- New Orleans Times-Picayune"A jolting companion to the mischievous antics of Huckleberry Finn."- Christian Science Monitor"A triumph of successful plotting, convincing characterization and lyrical prose."- Rocky Mountain News"Shocking and charming, A folk-art masterpiece."- New York Post"Disturbing and darkly compelling."- Hartford Courant"Jon Clinch pulls off the near impossible in his new novel, which brings Huck's dad to life in all his terrible humanness."- Winston-Salem Journal"Every fan of Twain's masterpiece will want to read this inspired spin-off, which could become an unofficial companion volume."- Library Journal, starred review"Finn is as dark, as brutal, as ambivalent, and as insane as the history and legacy of American racial slavery."- Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica "Clinch's tale is not only filled with echoes of the great American classic to which it is tied; it is destined to become one itself."- Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants