Blame

For fans of The Girl Before

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Author: Jeff Abbott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751557323

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A breathtaking psychological thriller about one girl's search for justice, perfect for fans of The Girl Before and He Said/She Said. IF YOU WERE INNOCENT, YOU'D REMEMBER . . . WOULDN'T YOU? The crash that killed him Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. A girl to blame From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? The secrets she should forget Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message . . . I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember. A gripping and emotional psychological thriller, perfect for fans of JP Delaney, Erin Kelly, Michelle Frances, TM Logan, John Marrs and BA Paris. Praise for Jeff Abbott: 'Panic is an instant classic' Lee Child 'One of the best thriller writers of our time' Harlan Coben 'Panic is a ride down the roaring rapids. Jeff Abbott has put together a hell of a page turner' Michael Connelly 'The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel' Kirkus

Blame!

vielleicht auf der Erde. Vielleicht in der Zukunft

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Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898850124

Category:

Page: 233

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Blame

A Novel

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Author: Michelle Huneven

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429989893

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Michelle Huneven, Richard Russo once wrote, is "a writer of extraordinary and thrilling talent." That talent explodes with her third book, Blame, a spellbinding novel of guilt and love, family and shame, sobriety and the lack of it, and the moral ambiguities that ensnare us all. The story: Patsy MacLemoore, a history professor in her late twenties with a brand-new Ph.D. from Berkeley and a wild streak, wakes up in jail—yet again—after another epic alcoholic blackout. "Okay, what'd I do?" she asks her lawyer and jailers. "I really don't remember." She adds, jokingly: "Did I kill someone?" In fact, two Jehovah's Witnesses, a mother and daughter, are dead, run over in Patsy's driveway. Patsy, who was driving with a revoked license, will spend the rest of her life—in prison, getting sober, finding a new community (and a husband) in AA—trying to atone for this unpardonable act. Then, decades later, another unimaginable piece of information turns up. For the reader, it is an electrifying moment, a joyous, fall-off-the-couch-with-surprise moment. For Patsy, it is more complicated. Blame must be reapportioned, her life reassessed. What does it mean that her life has been based on wrong assumptions? What can she cleave to? What must be relinquished? When Huneven's first novel, Round Rock, was published, Valerie Miner, in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, celebrated Huneven's "moral nerve, sharp wit and uncommon generosity." The same spirit electrifies Blame. The novel crackles with life—and, like life, can leave you breathless.

Ending the Blame Culture

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Author: Michael Pearn,Chris Mulrooney,Tim Payne

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566079962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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This book is about mistakes and what we can learn from them. It faces up to, and explains how organizations can escape from 'blame cultures', where fearful conformance and risk avoidance lead to stagnation, to 'gain cultures' which tolerate and even encourage mistakes in the pursuit of innovation, change and improvement.

No One to Blame?

In Pursuit of Justice in South Africa

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Author: George Bizos

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864863195

Category: Apartheid

Page: 246

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In this book, George Bizos, himself centrally involved in many of the inquests following these high-profile deaths in detention, examines the steady erosion of the system of justice and its ultimate failure.'

Who Is to Blame?

A Novel in Two Parts

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Author: Aleksandr Herzen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801492860

Category: History

Page: 288

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Vladimir Beltov, a wealthy landowner in nineteenth century Russia, inadvertently disrupts the Krutsifersky family when he falls in love with Dmitry's wife, Lyubonka

Who’S to Blame?

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Author: Kali Molefi

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466957921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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Whos to Blame? is an autobiography focusing on the authors life, his misfortunes, his quest to seek and make sense of those misfortunes, and who caused them: God, Satan, or himself? Resolutions are found once man accounts and takes responsibility for his faults, understanding Satans role and Gods permissible will in all that happened. This book challenges Christians to focus on grace, mercy, and faithfulness of God, have fellowship with him, account for their sins, know Satans tactics, and understand Gods discipline and blessing. He further encourages believers to study Gods word on a daily basis in order to know the will of God, grow spiritually, and know how to recover when backsliding. The book wishes unbelievers to come to Christ and accept him as their only hope and savior.

Blame it on Cupid

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Author: Jennifer Greene

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460305140

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Eleven-year-old Charlene is not impressed with Merry, her new guardian. Clearly the woman needs some major help in the parenting department. Their neighbor Jack could be the right man for the job—but it doesn't look as though the two grown-ups are ever going to get together without help. Jack recognizes a short-distance runner when he sees one, and Merry fits the bill. The gorgeous party girl is so unprepared to take charge of the totally fun-proof Charlene, he almost feels sorry for her. Almost. Merry is in way over her head. Who would have thought that a vow written on a cocktail napkin would make her a parent long before her time…or that a rock-solid man and a serious little girl would ever become the two most important people in her life? Merry has finally found something worth fighting for. Now all she has to do is figure out just how to fight!

Scapegoats

Transferring Blame

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Author: Tom Douglas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415110181

Category: Medical

Page: 213

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Scapegoats are a universal phenomenon, appearing in all societies at all times in groups large and small, in public and private organizations. Hardly a week passes without some media reference to someone or something being made a scapegoat. Tom Douglas examines the process of scapegoating from the perspectives of victims and perpetrators, tracing its development from earliest times as rite of atonement to the modern forms of the avoidance of blame and the victimisation of innocents. The differences and similarities between the ancient and modern forms are examined to reveal that despite the modern logical explanations of behaviour, the mystical element in the form of superstition is still evident. Directly responding to the Diploma in Social Work's call for texts on anti-discriminatory practice Scapegoats should become essential reading for all social workers in training and practice. Will also be a invaluable resource for all professionals engaging in groupwork and group workers in training.

Plenty of Blame to go Around

Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg

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Author: Eric Wittenberg,J. David Petruzzi

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 1611210178

Category: History

Page: 360

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June 1863. The Gettysburg Campaign is in its opening hours. Harness jingles and hoofs pound as Confederate cavalryman James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart leads his three brigades of veteran troopers on a ride that triggers one of the Civil War’s most bitter and enduring controversies. Instead of finding glory and victory—two objectives with which he was intimately familiar—Stuart reaped stinging criticism and substantial blame for one of the Confederacy’s most stunning and unexpected battlefield defeats. In Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg, Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi objectively investigate the role Stuart’s horsemen played in the disastrous campaign. It is the first book ever written on this important and endlessly fascinating subject. Stuart left Virginia under acting on General Robert E. Lee’s discretionary orders to advance into Maryland and Pennsylvania, where he was to screen Lt. Gen. Richard Ewell’s marching infantry corps and report on enemy activity. The mission jumped off its tracks from virtually the moment it began when one unexpected event after another unfolded across Stuart's path. For days, neither Lee nor Stuart had any idea where the other was, and the enemy blocked the horseman’s direct route back to the Confederate army, which was advancing nearly blind north into Pennsylvania. By the time Stuart reached Lee on the afternoon of July 2, the armies had unexpectedly collided at Gettysburg, the second day's fighting was underway, and one of the campaign’s greatest controversies was born. Did the plumed cavalier disobey Lee’s orders by stripping the army of its “eyes and ears?” Was Stuart to blame for the unexpected combat the broke out at Gettysburg on July 1? Authors Wittenberg and Petruzzi, widely recognized for their study and expertise of Civil War cavalry operations, have drawn upon a massive array of primary sources, many heretofore untapped, to fully explore Stuart’s ride, its consequences, and the intense debate among participants shortly after the battle, through early post-war commentators, and among modern scholars. The result is a richly detailed study jammed with incisive tactical commentary, new perspectives on the strategic role of the Southern cavalry, and fresh insights on every horse engagement, large and small, fought during the campaign. About the authors: Eric J. Wittenberg has written widely on Civil War cavalry operations. His books include Glory Enough for All (2002), The Union Cavalry Comes of Age (2003), and The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads and the Civil War’s Final Campaign (2005). He lives in Columbus, Ohio. J. David Petruzzi is the author of several magazine articles on Eastern Theater cavalry operations, conducts tours of cavalry sites of the Gettysburg Campaign, and is the author of the popular “Buford’s Boys” website at www.bufordsboys.com. Petruzzi lives in Brockway, Pennsylvania.

The Blame Game

Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government

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Author: Christopher Hood

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836819

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The blame game, with its finger-pointing and mutual buck-passing, is a familiar feature of politics and organizational life, and blame avoidance pervades government and public organizations at every level. Political and bureaucratic blame games and blame avoidance are more often condemned than analyzed. In The Blame Game, Christopher Hood takes a different approach by showing how blame avoidance shapes the workings of government and public services. Arguing that the blaming phenomenon is not all bad, Hood demonstrates that it can actually help to pin down responsibility, and he examines different kinds of blame avoidance, both positive and negative. Hood traces how the main forms of blame avoidance manifest themselves in presentational and "spin" activity, the architecture of organizations, and the shaping of standard operating routines. He analyzes the scope and limits of blame avoidance, and he considers how it plays out in old and new areas, such as those offered by the digital age of websites and e-mail. Hood assesses the effects of this behavior, from high-level problems of democratic accountability trails going cold to the frustrations of dealing with organizations whose procedures seem to ensure that no one is responsible for anything. Delving into the inner workings of complex institutions, The Blame Game proves how a better understanding of blame avoidance can improve the quality of modern governance, management, and organizational design.

Shifting the Blame

How Victimization Became a Criminal Defense

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Author: Saundra Davis Westervelt

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813525846

Category: Law

Page: 193

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More than just a study of legal history, Shifting the Blame looks at the "abuse excuse" defense as an indicator of broad social change in cultural understandings of victimization, responsibility, and womanhood. The introduction of victimization as an exculpatory condition within the context of a criminal defense tells the story of a society that has accepted victimization as a new way of explaining and excusing misbehavior. Through case law analysis, the book documents the initial development of the strategy in three different types of cases in the 1970s - "rotten social background", brainwashing, and battered women's self-defense cases. Since its initial acceptance in battered women's cases in the early 1980s, the use of the strategy has expanded to a variety of offenders in different types of relationships arguing different defenses. In lively, readable prose, Westervelt examines each form of expansion, revealing that while the expansion of the strategy has been fairly extensive, it has also been limited in some important ways. Her research shows readers that only certain types of "victims," particularly victims of physical abuse, have successfully used this defense. Shifting the Blame exposes the ways in which the acceptance of this new defense strategy illuminates a cultural shift in understandings of individual responsibility and shows how the law plays a role in defining who can be an acceptable victim. Saundra D. Westervelt is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The Trouble with Blame

Victims, Perpetrators, and Responsibility

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Author: Sharon Lamb

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674910119

Category: Law

Page: 244

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By probing the psychological dynamics of victims and perpetrators of rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, Lamb seeks to answer such crucial questions as how victims become victims and sometimes perpetrators and how can we break the psychological circle of perpetrators blaming others and victims blaming themselves.

AIDS and Accusation

Haiti and the Geography of Blame

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Author: Paul Farmer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520248397

Category: Medical

Page: 338

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Praise for the first edition: “Farmer’s sensitive exploration of the lives and deaths of the people at [the village of] Do Kay give his study a distinctly human face and an emotional edge.... The book is at the same time fiercely personal and coldly objective. The result is both moving and illuminating.”— Science “Farmer renders a richly layered and nuanced ethnographic portrait.”— Harvard Educational Review “This superbly crafted volume is dedicated to explaining and refuting a popular U.S. belief that AIDS came to the United States from Haiti. . . . Farmer has made an outstanding scholarly contribution to the ‘anthropology of suffering,’ the assessment of illness as perceived and experienced by a patient embedded in an interlocking fabric of culture and history.”— Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Blame

Its Nature and Norms

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Author: D. Justin Coates,Neal A. Tognazzini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199860823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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What is it to blame someone, and when are would-be blamers in a position to do so? What function does blame serve in our lives, and is it a valuable way of relating to one another? The essays in this volume explore answers to these and related questions.

The Financial Crisis

Who is to Blame

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Author: Howard Davies

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745651631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the summer of 2007. A huge number of suspects have been identified, from greedy investment bankers, through feckless borrowers, dilatory regulators and myopic central bankers to violent video games and high levels of testosterone among the denizens of trading floors. There is not even agreement on whether the crisis shows a need for more government intervention in markets, or less: some maintain that government encouragement of home ownership lay at the heart of the problem in the US, in particular. In The Financial Crisis Howard Davies charts a course through these arguments, and the evidence advanced for each of them. The reader can thereby assess the weight to be attached to each, and the likely effectiveness of the remedies under development.

Risk and Blame

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Author: Professor Mary Douglas,Mary Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136490116

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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First published in 1992, this volume follows on from the programme for studying risk and blame that was implied in Purity and Danger. The first half of the book Douglas argues that the study of risk needs a systematic framework of political and cultural comparison. In the latter half she examines questions in cultural theory. Through the eleven essays contained in Risk and Blame, Douglas argues that the prominence of risk discourse will force upon the social sciences a programme of rethinking and consolidation that will include anthropological approaches.

Shifting the Blame

Literature, Law, and the Theory of Accidents in Nineteenth Century America

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Author: Nan Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136693416

Category: History

Page: 214

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.