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Straight Up: A Dan Stagg Novel (Dan Stagg Mystery)
by James Lear

Language

English

Pages

296

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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Who is trying to kill the members of an elite special ops team that worked off the radar in Iraq in the '90s? It’s up to Dan Stagg to track down the survivors — the men with whom he stormed an undefended surveillance station, killing everyone inside. And now, many years later, the team is being targeted in what seems like a series of unrelated attacks. Dan teams up with his old comrade Al Benson, once a rising star of the USMC, now a respectable married civilian with a few secrets to hide. As they dig deeper into the secrets of the past, Dan discovers that Benson’s looking for more than just answers. An explosive affair threatens everyone’s future, and connects Dan to a past he thought he’d left behind.
Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler
by Peter Shinkle

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<b><b>The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor.</b></b><br /><br /><b>"An extraordinary story. . . a gripping, moving tale." -- Evan Thomas, author of </b><b><i>Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>"</i></b><b>A historical treasure unearthed . . . A must-read for all Cold War scholars, it is a great read for everyone else." -- Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer-Prize-winning co-author of </b><b><i>American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer</i></b><br /><br /><b>"This is a book that deserves, and is sure to get, a wide audience." -- Michael Isikoff, co-author of </b><b><i>Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump</i></b><i></i><br /><br />President Eisenhower's National Security Advisor Robert "Bobby" Cutler shaped US Cold War strategy in far more consequential ways than previously understood. A lifelong Republican, Cutler also served three Denocratic presidents. The life of any party, he was a tight-lipped loyalist who worked behind the scenes to get things done. While Cutler's contributions to the public sphere may not have received, until now, the consideration they deserve, the story of his private life has never before been told.<br /><br />Cutler struggled throughout his years in the White House to discover and embrace his own sexual identity and orientation, and he was in love with a man half his age, NSC staffer Skip Koons. Cutler poured his emotions into a six-volume diary and dozens of letters that have been hidden from history. Steve Benedict, who was White House security officer, Cutlers' friend and Koons' friend and former lover, preserved Cutler's papers. All three men served Eisenhower at a time when anyone suspected of "sexual perversion", i.e. homosexuality, was banned from federal employment and vulnerable to security sweeps by the FBI.
Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.</p><p><strong>“</strong>Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be <em>cool</em>, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read <em>Vogue</em>, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”</p><p>In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (<em>Sweet Valley High</em>) of color (<em>The Help</em>) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (<em>Girls, Django in Chains</em>) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.</p><p><em>Bad Feminist</em> is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.</p>
Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellion...
by Jason Porath

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

October 25, 2016

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<p>Blending the iconoclastic feminism of <em>The Notorious RBG</em> and the confident irreverence of <em>Go the F**ck to Sleep</em>, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. </p><p>Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . </p><p>Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, <em>Rejected Princesses</em> turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. </p><p>An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas. </p>
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellou...
by Laura Jane Grace

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<b>ONE OF BILLBOARD'S "100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME"<br /><i></i></b><br /><b>The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.</b><br /><br />It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a headful of anarchist politics, landed on a riff. Gabel formed Against Me! and rocketed the band from its scrappy beginnings-banging on a drum kit made of pickle buckets-to a major-label powerhouse that critics have called this generation's The Clash. Since its inception in 1997, Against Me! has been one of punk's most influential modern bands, but also one of its most divisive. With every notch the four-piece climbed in their career, they gained new fans while infuriating their old ones. They suffered legal woes, a revolving door of drummers, and a horde of angry, militant punks who called them "sellouts" and tried to sabotage their shows at every turn.<br /><br />But underneath the public turmoil, something much greater occupied Gabel-a secret kept for 30 years, only acknowledged in the scrawled-out pages of personal journals and hidden in lyrics. Through a troubled childhood, delinquency, and struggles with drugs, Gabel was on a punishing search for identity. Not until May of 2012 did a <i>Rolling Stone</i> profile finally reveal it: Gabel is a transsexual, and would from then on be living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace.<br /><br /><i>Tranny</i> is the intimate story of Against Me!'s enigmatic founder, weaving the narrative of the band's history, as well as Grace's, with dozens of never-before-seen entries from the piles of journals Grace kept. More than a typical music memoir about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll-although it certainly has plenty of that-<i>Tranny</i> is an inside look at one of the most remarkable stories in the history of rock.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and...
by Tony Kushner

Language

English

Pages

361

Publication Date

January 16, 2014

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<div>A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.</div>
Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities (Handbooks of Sociology ...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

472

Publication Date

June 19, 2015

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<p>This volume provides researchers and scholars with a broad overview of the contributions of social psychologists and sociologists to the study of sexual relationships and sexual expression across the life course. These contributions include analyses of the dynamics of several types of contemporary sexual relationships – e.g., short-term, long-term non-exclusive, and committed.  Chapters analyze the influence of major social institutions – e.g., religion, family and economy - on them. The content and scope of this volume have been carefully chosen to balance coverage of traditional emphases – dating, marriage, commercial sex work, sex education - with new and cutting edge materials – embodiment, Trans*, asexualities. Sections review major theoretical perspectives and the principal research methods. Coverage of sexual orientation is integrated throughout. This volume provides excellent resources for anyone interested in research on sexualities.</p>
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Ser...
by Audre Lorde

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 04, 2012

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<b>Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, <i>Sister Outsider </i>celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. </b><br /><br />In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published. <br /><br />These landmark writings are, in Lorde's own words, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is...”<br /><br />“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.” <b>—<i>New York Times </i></b>
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
by Amy Ellis Nutt

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.</b><br /><b><br />Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s <i>Supergirl</i></b><br /><br />When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo a wrenching transformation of their own, the effects of which would reverberate through their entire community. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this story and tells it with unflinching honesty, intimacy, and empathy. In her hands, <i>Becoming Nicole </i>is more than an account of a courageous girl and her extraordinary family. It’s a powerful portrait of a slowly but surely changing nation, and one that will inspire all of us to see the world with a little more humanity and understanding.<br /><br /><b>Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by <i>People </i>• One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>and <i>Men’s Journal</i> • A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction • Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction</b><br /><br />“Fascinating and enlightening.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />“If you aren’t moved by <i>Becoming Nicole,</i> I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br />“Exceptional . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />“A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“<i>Becoming Nicole</i> is a miracle. It’s the story of a family struggling with—and embracing—a transgender child. But more than that, it’s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory.”<b>—Jennifer Finney Boylan, former co-chair of GLAAD and author of <i>She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders</i></b>
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Strai...
by Alan Downs

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 05, 2012

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<b>A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it<br /><br /></b>In <i>The Velvet Rage</i>, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. <i>The Velvet Rage</i> is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.<b><br /></b>

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