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Rebel Raider James A. Ramage 2014-04-23 "The first full biography of the famous Confederate cavalry leader from Kentucky. It provides fresh, unpublished information on all aspects of Morgan's life and furnishes a new perspective on the Civil War. In a highly original interpretation, Ramage portrays Morgan as a revolutionary guerrilla chief. Using the tactics of guerrilla war and making his own rules, Morgan terrorized federal provost marshals in an independent campaign to protect Confederate sympathizers in Kentucky. He killed pickets and used the enemy uniform as a disguise, frequently masquerading as a Union officer. Employing civilians in the fighting, he set off a cycle of escalating violence which culminated in an unauthorized policy of retaliation by his command on the property of Union civilians. To many southerners, Morgan became the prime model of a popular movement for guerrilla warfare that led to the Partisan Ranger Act. For Confederates he was the ideal romantic cavalier, the "Francis Marion of the War," and they make him a folk hero who was especially adored by women. Discerning fact from folklore, Ramage describes Morgan's strengths and weaknesses and suggests that excessive dependence on his war bride contributed to his declining success. The author throws new light on the Indiana-Ohio Raid and the suspenseful escape from the Ohio Penitentiary and unravels the mysteries around Morgan's death in Greeneville, Tennessee. Rebel Raider also shows how in the popular mind John Hunt Morgan was deified as a symbol of the Lost Cause.
The Pacific Northwest Tarot Brendan Marnell 2021-09-30 The Pacific Northwest Tarot is a tarot deck and guidebook inspired by the natural wonder of the Pacific Northwest.
SpongeBob SquarePants Ocean 3D Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants 2012-09-25 Come along on an eye-popping Ocean 3-D journey under the sea with everyone’s favorite sea sponge, SpongeBob Squarepants. There’s no better guide to a colorful underwater adventure than SpongeBob SquarePants, and there’s no better way to see the sea than in 3-D. SpongeBob takes readers into a fascinating undersea world filled with amazing creatures and strange sights in this spiral-bound book kids will flip for. The book is filled with fascinating facts about the ocean and its inhabitants and 3-D photos that will pop right off the pages, thanks to the special 3-D glasses that come with this book.
Bad Girls Amanda H. Littauer 2015-07-17 In this innovative and revealing study of midcentury American sex and culture, Amanda Littauer traces the origins of the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s. She argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s repression because it largely involved the mainstreaming of a counterculture already on the rise among girls and young women decades earlier. From World War II–era "victory girls" to teen lesbians in the 1940s and 1950s, these nonconforming women and girls navigated and resisted intense social and interpersonal pressures to fit existing mores, using the upheavals of the era to pursue new sexual freedoms. Building on a new generation of research on postwar society, Littauer tells the history of diverse young women who stood at the center of major cultural change and helped transform a society bound by conservative sexual morality into one more open to individualism, plurality, and pleasure in modern sexual life.
Deathtrap Dungeon Ian Livingstone 2009 Baron Sukumvit's devilish labyrinth of Fang is riddled with fiendish traps and bloodthirsty monsters.
Vintage Games 2.0 Matt Barton 2019-05-08 Super Mario Bros. Doom. Minecraft. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like today without video games, a creative industry that now towers over Hollywood in terms of both financial and cultural impact. The video game industry caters to everyone, with games in every genre for every conceivable electronic device--from dedicated PC gaming rigs and consoles to handhelds, mobile phones, and tablets. Successful games are produced by mega-corporations, independent studios, and even lone developers working with nothing but free tools. Some may still believe that video games are mere diversions for children, but today’s games offer sophisticated and wondrously immersive experiences that no other media can hope to match. Vintage Games 2.0 tells the story of the ultimate storytelling medium, from early examples such as Spacewar! and Pong to the mind blowing console and PC titles of today. Written in a smart and engaging style, this updated 2nd edition is far more than just a survey of the classics. Informed by hundreds of in-depth personal interviews with designers, publishers, marketers, and artists--not to mention the author’s own lifelong experience as a gamer--Vintage Games 2.0 uncovers the remarkable feats of intellectual genius, but also the inspiring personal struggles of the world’s most brilliant and celebrated game designers--figures like Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright, and Roberta Williams. Ideal for both beginners and professionals, Vintage Games 2.0 offers an entertaining and inspiring account of video game’s history and meteoric rise from niche market to global phenomenon. Credit for the cover belongs to Thor Thorvaldson.
Mogworld Yahtzee Croshaw 2018-05-29 In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about sixty years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds: angry mobs of adventurers, a body falling apart at the seams — and a team of programmers racing a deadline to hammer out the last few bugs in their AI. *Mogworld is the debut novel from video-game icon Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation)! With an exclusive one-chapter preview of Yahtzee Croshaw's next novel, Jam—coming to bookstores in October 2012! *Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's video review site, Zero Punctuation, receives over 2,500,000 unique hits a month, and has been licensed by G4 Television. *Yahtzee's blog receives about 150,000 hits per day. "The first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory." -Boing Boing
Plotted Andrew DeGraff 2019-08-01 Lost in a book? There's a map for that. This incredibly wide-ranging collection of mapsall inspired by literary classicsoffers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff's stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey, Hamlet, Robinson Crusoe, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time, Watership Down, Moby Dick, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Christmas Carol, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Waiting for Godot, and more. Sure to reignite a love for old favorites and spark fresh interest in more recent works as well, Plotted provides a unique new way of appreciating the lands of the human imagination. "A unique, display-ready volume of great allure and pleasure."starred, Booklist "[A] rewarding excursion across the literary landscape that will be cherished by map enthusiasts as well as bibliophiles."starred, Publishers Weekly
Train Your Brain Ryuta Kawashima 2008 Dr Kawashima's brain training will change your life... Like the body, the brain needs exercise. And Dr Ryuta Kawashima, world-renowned professor of neuroscience at Tohoku University and the expert behind the bestselling computer game Dr Kawashima's Brain Training, has dedicated his life to researching exactly how we can make our brains work better. Here are the results - in a highly rewarding programme of carefully chosen, yet deceptively simple activities. Each day you fill in a worksheet of exercises and with weekly self-tests and a personal logbook you can track your progress. Taking just a few minutes a day over two months, you really can boost your brain power and creativity. Join the Dr Kawashima revolution today.
The Last of Us Naughty Dog Staff 2014-04-29 Definitive poster set from one of the biggest hits and most exciting debuts in gaming today. Filled with haunting imagery of a dystopian world, The Last of Us: The Poster Collection showcases beautifully rendered visuals from the acclaimed video game. Featuring a striking selection of forty removable posters, this collection contains full-color art of the characters, environments, and key scenes of the post-apocalyptic masterpiece. With incredible images of Joel and Ellie as they trek through eerie landscapes, fight off terrifying swarms of the Infected, and navigate a bleak wasteland, this poster book will take fans back to the immersive world of The Last of Us. Armed with a compelling narrative and gripping, intelligent game play, the best-selling and critically acclaimed The Last of Us has ensnared gamers all over the world with its grim tale of survival. Set in the aftermath of a global epidemic that brings civilization to its knees, this enthralling game follows an unlikely pair of survivors as they trek across the decimated country, fighting off ruthless bandits and ferocious swarms of the Infected.
Junta from Brisvegas Josiah Navarro 2021-10 Josiah Navarro's Junta artwork including contributions from 130+ artists from all over the world.
Lara's Book Douglas Coupland 1998 Tomb Raider's Lara Croft has become a multi-million dollar merchandising franchise. From videos to action figures to comics and an upcoming film, anything that bears the Lara Croft Image turns to gold. With Tomb Raider II sales running into the millions, and Lara Croft's Image becoming a mass market icon, it's prime time for a Collector's Edition of Lara Croft Art, News, Essays, Rumors, and Game Strategy."Tomb Raider Anthology" Outline: - The Tomb Raider Story- The Lara Phenomenon- Evolution of the Tomb Raider series Tomb Raider to Tomb Raider II -- advances in storyline and gameplay- Game Play Strategies, Walkthrough Tomb Raider I- A Lara Adventure- Story of Core and Eidos- Game Play Strategies, Walkthroughs Tomb Raider II- Tomb Raider Merchandise- Tomb Raider Movie- Game Play Strategies, Walkthroughs Tomb Raider Gold -- Exclusive!!- Lara Croft Fictional Story
Witchblade #19 David Wohl 1997-07-01 Family Ties, Part 4...Ian Nottingham has both Witchblade and the Darkness, this merging creates a new entity.
Extra Lives Tom Bissell 2010-06-08 Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this flap copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know. Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably outearns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well designed if mindless entertainment. Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds (Jonathan Blow, Clint Hocking, Cliff Bleszinski, Peter Molyneux) at work in video game design today, as well as a shattering and deeply moving final chapter that describes, in searing detail, Bissell’s descent into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game whose themes mirror his own increasingly self-destructive compulsions. Blending memoir, criticism, and first-rate reportage, Extra Lives is like no other book on the subject ever published. Whether you love video games, loathe video games, or are merely curious about why they are becoming the dominant popular art form of our time, Extra Lives is required reading.
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Betty & Veronica (2016-) #3 Adam Hughes 2017-06-14 All Heck breaks loose in Riverdale as the final act of BETTY VERSUS VERONICA reaches its combustible conclusion! The streets of Riverdale run red under the rockets’ red glare and no one will ever be the same!
The Ride: Burning Desire Doug Wagner 2020-06-03 After a 15-year stint in prison, disgraced former detective Samantha Vega works as a bouncer. But when she discovers the exotic dancers in her care are in danger, Vega must decide if she's willing to risk her freedom to help the people with nowhere else to turn. From the award-winning PLASTIC team, DOUG WAGNER & DANIEL HILLYARD, and acclaimed comics artists ADAM HUGHES (Wonder Woman), CULLY HAMNER (Red), TOMM COKER (BLACK MONDAY MURDERS), CHRIS BRUNNER (Spider-Gwen), and more. Collects THE RIDE: BURNING DESIRE #1-5
Papertoy Monsters Brian Castleforte 2010-12-29 A breakthrough paper-folding book for kids—paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon. Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that’s hot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story. And the results are delicious: meet Pharaoh Thoth Amon, who once ruled Egypt but is now a mummy who practices dark magic in his sarcophagus. Or Zumbie the Zombie, who loves nothing more than a nice plate of brains and yams. NotSoScary, a little monster so useless at frightening people that he has to wear a scary mask. Yucky Chuck, the lunchbox creature born in the deepest depths of your school bag. Plus Zeke, the monster under your bed, Nom Nom, eater of cities, and Grumpy Gramps, the hairy grandpa monster with his very own moustache collection.
The Echo Manual: Ebook without Multimedia Jae K. Oh 2018-11-16 Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Ideal for residents, fellows, and others who need a comprehensive, clinically focused understanding of echocardiography, The Echo Manual, 4th Edition, has been thoroughly revised with updated information, new chapters, and new video clips online. Written primarily by expert authorities from the Mayo Clinic, this best-selling reference remains a practical guide to the performance, interpretation, and clinical applications of today’s echocardiography.
Tomb Raider #1 Gail Simone 2014-02-26 Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft's story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off—in a new ongoing comics series! Following the game acclaimed for its bold and sophisticated new vision, this series launches Lara Croft on the formative adventures that will change her life forever! The official continuation of Lara Croft's story! The 2013 video game sold over 3.5 million copies! "Tomb Raider is the quintessential example of a reboot done right."—Gaming Trend
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The Echo Manual Jae K. Oh 2006 Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this best-selling manual is a practical guide to the performance, interpretation, and clinical applications of echocardiography. The Echo Manual is written by recognized authorities at the Mayo Clinic and provides a concise, user-friendly summary of techniques, diagnostic criteria, and quantitative methods for both echocardiography and Doppler echocardiography. Discussion of each clinical problem also includes transesophageal echocardiography. This edition covers the latest techniques, standards, and applications and includes new contrast agents. All references have been updated. More than 900 images—well annotated and true to gray scale and color—give readers an immediate grasp of salient points.
Night of the Living Trekkies Kevin David Anderson 2010-09-15 Journey to the final frontier of sci-fi zombie horror! Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston. But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies! As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive. But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?
Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide Sebastian Haley 2021-10-26 Join Lara Croft on a global journey and prepare delicious food from around the world with Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide. Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide is a thrilling and delicious tutorial on recipes based on the cultural history of the many locations Lara Croft has visited throughout her 25 years of global adventures—bringing the taste back home to you. Inspired by the hit Tomb Raider videogame franchise, this book features over 40 recipes from the many locations Lara Croft visits and explores across the globe, with food and drinks inspired by key characters and locations. Also included is expert information on the cultural history of the many beautiful cities and countries to which she travels. A global exploration, this unique cookbook and travel guide takes fans on an exclusive journey across the planet chasing the thrills and adventures of Lara Croft. Featuring beautiful full color photography as well as stunning art from the games, this is the ultimate gift for fans, travelers, and food aficionados alike. OVER 40 RECIPES: Features over 40 recipes inspired by the many locations Lara Croft visits across the world TRAVEL GUIDE: In addition to over 40 recipes, this book includes a one-of-a-kind travel guide celebrating the many beautiful countries and cities Lara visits 25TH ANNIVERSARY: Officially licensed by and created in partnership with Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics for the 25th anniversary of Tomb Raider
A Criminal History of Mankind Colin Wilson 2015-05-17 This “immensely stimulating story of true crime down the ages” tells the history of human violence, from Peking Man to the Mafia (The Times, London). This landmark work offers a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence. Its sweep is broad, its research meticulous and detailed. Colin Wilson explores the bloodthirsty sadism of the ancient Assyrians and the mass slaughter by the armies led by Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Ivan the Terrible, and Vlad the Impaler. He delves into modern history, exploring the genocides practiced by Stalin and Hitler. He then takes a chilling look into the sex crimes and mass murders that have become symbols of the neuroses and intensity of modern life. With breathtaking audacity and stunning insight, Wilson puts criminality firmly in a wide, illuminating historical context. “A work of massive energy, compulsively readable, splendidly informative . . . it establishes Wilson in a European tradition of thought that includes H. G. Wells, Sartre and Shaw.” —Time Out London “A tremendous resource for crime buffs as well as a challenging exposition for some of the more subtle criminological thinking of our time.” —Kirkus Reviews
Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 13 Akira Toriyama 1984 Sci-Fi martial arts action! After years of training and adventure, Goku has become Earth's ultimate warrior. And his son, Gohan, shows even greater promise. But the stakes are increasing as even deadlier enemies threaten the planet. DRAGON BALL Z is the ultimate science fiction-martial arts manga. Three years ago, the time traveler Trunks came from the future to warn Earth's heroes about terrifying androids. Now, the future has become the present: Dr. Gero has unleashed his creations, Androids #19 and #20, to get revenge against Goku for defeating the Red Ribbon Army! But even three years of advance warning may not be enough to prepare the heroes to face robots more powerful than Super Saiyans! And when Trunks returns to join in the fight, they discover that time travel can be dangerous...because sometimes the future changes in ways you don't expect...
Craft: Volume 01 Carla Sinclair 2006-10 Presents a project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance within the world of crafts. This premier issue features 23 projects such as making a programmable LED shirt, turning dud shoes into great knitted boots, felt an iPod cocoon, embroider a skateboard, and others.
Achtung-Panzer! Heinz Guderian 1995 This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years of the Second World War. Published in 1937, the result of 15 years of careful study since his days on the German General Staff in the First World War, Guderian's book argued, quite clearly, how vital the proper use of tanks and supporting armoured vehicles would be in the conduct of a future war. When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had forecast. This first English translation of Heinz Guderian's classic book - used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war - has an introduction and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris.
Sucker Punch: The Art of the Film Zack Snyder 2011-02-22 From Zack Snyder, the director of 300 and Watchmen, comes Sucker Punch; an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of Babydoll - a young girl, whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences. In this official book, Snyder guides you through the many amazing worlds and characters of the film, with eye-popping production art and stunning photographs by Clay Enos (Watchmen: Portraits).
Lady Death Volume 2 Hardcover Mike Wolfer 2012-08-21 The swords-and-sorcery epic of Lady Death, a warrior queen in a hellish dimension, perfect for fans of gothic fantasy and strong female lead characters. When her mother was whisked away to a hellish dimension, a courageous young woman named Hope sacrificed her humanity to become the otherworldly sorceress known as Lady Death. Through years of warfare, she conquered a realm… but failed to save her mother’s soul. Now, her mother has returned, revealed as the usurper Death Queen, and Lady Death has lost both her kingdom and her direction. Worse still, the heroine’s quest to retake her throne sees her trusted allies, Wargoth and Satasha, at each other’s throats, aligned on opposite sides of the conflict. Lady Death’s war has just gotten intensely personal… and bloody!
Game On! Set 2 (Set of 6) Various 2021-08 This series reveals the inner workings and impact of today's most popular video games! Each title explores the inception and evolution of a particular game, highlighting key creators, super players, and cultural crazes inspired by the game. Special features include side-by-side comparisons of the game over time and a behind-the-screen look into the franchise. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, a timeline and an index. Full-color photos and action-packed screenshots will transport readers to the heart of each video game empire! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Chipper the Chipmunk Sam T. Scaling MD. 2020-01-14 Chipper loves to play. He has many friends and visits them every day. Chipper's positive outlook makes him the most loveable chipmunk in the forest.
Larger-Than-Life Lara Dandi Daley Mackall 2016 In this unforgettable story, a new girl in school transforms an entire class.192 pp.
Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play Meagan Marie 2018-12-04 Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play is a celebration of female accomplishments in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women who will someday lead it. Featuring household names and unsung heroes, each individual profiled is a pioneer in their own right. Key features in this book include: *100 Professionals of Play: Interviews and Special Features with 100 diverse and prominent women highlighting their impact on the gaming industry in the fields of design, programming, animation, marketing, voiceover, and many more. *Pro Tips: Practical and anecdotal advice from industry professionals for young adults working toward a career in the video game industry. *Essays: Short essays covering various topics affecting women in gaming related careers, including "Difficult Women: The Importance of Female Characters Who Go Beyond Being Strong," "NPC: On Being Unseen in the Game Dev Community," and "Motherhood and Gaming: How Motherhood Can Help Rather Than Hinder a Career." *"A Day in the Life of" Features: An inside look at a typical day in the gaming industry across several vocations, including a streamer, a voice actor, and many more.
The Alchymist's Cat Robin Jarvis 2007-11-01 Set in the winter of 1664, 'The Alchymist's Cat' describes how Will, an alchymist's assistant brings a mother cat to his master's apothecary. There, among the bubbling concoctions and vile-smelling jars, Jupiter is born.
Tomb Raider Omnibus Mariko Tamaki 2020-01-21 Follow Lara's search across the world in this dynamic story that bridges the gap between Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider! After surviving the events of the city of Kitezh and the Deathless Prophet, Lara Croft finds herself attending an archaeology conference in America. When a man in need of help turns up dead at Lara's hotel, she becomes entwined in the search for a fabled mushroom that grants the gift of immortality. Desperate for answers, Lara hunts down Trinity at all costs, making sacrifices, and risking her life along the way. The second and final omnibus volume in this series, this collection is jam-packed with 472 pages of material. This omnibus collects issues #1-#12 of Dark Horse's 2016 Tomb Raider Volume 2 series, as well as the most recent Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade and Tomb Raider: Inferno complete story arcs.
Papertoy Glowbots Brian Castleforte 2016-08-23 Origami meets amazing creatures in a book of paper craft fun! Papertoy Glowbots introduces 46 robots that have the added cool factor of lighting up, whether using glow-in-the-dark stickers that come with the book or light sources like flashlights, Christmas tree lights, and electric tea lights. The 46 die-cut paper robots are created by Brian Castleforte, author of Papertoy Monsters, along with the hottest papertoy designers from around the world. Meet the robots and read about their entertaining backstories in the front, then turn to the card stock section in the back to build them. The templates are die-cut and ready to pop out, fold, and glue. Bold, colorful graphics ensure the robots look as amazing in the daytime as they do with the lights off.
Vagina Problems Lara Parker 2020-10-06 With unflinching honesty, Lara Parker, the Deputy Director for BuzzFeed, shares her day-to-day challenges of living, working, and loving with chronic pain caused by endometriosis in this raw, darkly humorous, and hopeful memoir. I wasn’t ready to be completely honest about my vagina yet, and the world wasn’t ready for that either. But I was getting there. I wanted the world to know that all of this pain I had been feeling...that it was related to my vagina. Thus, Vagina Problems was born. It was a cutesy name. It was my way of taking this pain and saying, “Whatever. I’m here. I have it. It sucks. Let’s talk about it.” In April 2014, Deputy Editorial Director at BuzzFeed Lara Parker opened up to the world in an article on the website: she suffers from endometriosis. And beyond that? She let the whole world know that she wasn’t having any sex, as sex was excruciatingly painful. Less than a year before, she received not only the diagnosis of endometriosis, but also a diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunction, vulvodynia, vaginismus, and vulvar vestibulitis. Combined, these debilitating conditions have wreaked havoc on her life, causing excruciating pain throughout her body since she was fourteen years old. These are her Vagina Problems. It was five years before Lara learned what was happening to her body. Five years of doctors insisting she just had “bad period cramps,” or implying her pain was psychological. Shamed and stigmatized, Lara fought back against a medical community biased against women and discovered that the ignorance of many doctors about women’s anatomy was damaging more than just her own life. One in ten women have endometriosis and it takes an average of seven years before they receive an accurate diagnosis—or any relief from this incurable illness’ chronic pain. With candid revelations about her vaginal physical therapy, dating as a straight woman without penetrative sex, coping with painful seizures while at the office, diet and wardrobe malfunctions when your vagina hurts all the time, and the depression and anxiety of feeling unloved, Lara tackles it all in Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics with courage, wit, love, and a determination to live her best life.
Man of Risk David Crane 2011-06-30 Eugene Francois Vidocq was only sixteen when he left his native town of Arras in search of fortune and glory. A trouble maker, a thief, and a gifted natural swordsman, he wishes to reach America, become rich and marry a beautiful girl who captures his heart. But France is in a grip of bloody revolution. The monarchy has fallen and chaos, crime, and anarchy reign supreme. Struggling for survival, Vidocq makes his way across the country fighting for his life and dream with wit, fists, stick and sharp blade. Forced to become a criminal in order to survive, he earns a reputation as one of the most dangerous men in France. When a young and ambitious general Napoleon Bonaparte seizes power from the corrupt revolutionary regime, Vidocq sees a chance of redeeming himself from his past sins. Offering his services to Napoleonic police, he becomes an outlaw who hunts his own kind and in the process becomes one of the finest detectives in France.
The Dark Portal Robin Jarvis 2000 In the Dark Portal, Albert Mouse squeezes through the Grill and disappears. Thinking he's been captured by the rats in the sewers, his children embark on a treacherous journey to find him.