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The Baby Thief

Author : Barbara Bisantz Raymond
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The shocking story of Geogia Tann, a notorious dealer in black-market babies between 1920 and 1950 whose actions ultimately popularized--and corrupted--adoption as we know it today. For almost three decades, renowned baby-seller Georgia Tann ran a children's home in Memphis, Tennessee--selling her charges to wealthy clients nationwide, Joan Crawford among them. Part social history, part detective story, part expose, The Baby Thief is a riveting investigative narrative that explores themes that continue to reverberate today.

Sensational Movies

Author : Birgit Meyer
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Tracing the rise and development of the Ghanaian video film industry between 1985 and 2010, Sensational Movies examines video movies as seismographic devices recording a culture and society in turmoil. This book captures the dynamic process of popular filmmaking in Ghana as a new medium for the imagination and tracks the interlacing of the medium’s technological, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects. Stepping into the void left by the defunct state film industry, video movies negotiate the imaginaries deployed by state cinema on the one hand and Christianity on the other. Birgit Meyer analyzes Ghanaian video as a powerful, sensational form. Colliding with the state film industry’s representations of culture, these movies are indebted to religious notions of divination and revelation. Exploring the format of “film as revelation,” Meyer unpacks the affinity between cinematic and popular Christian modes of looking and showcases the transgressive potential haunting figurations of the occult. In this brilliant study, Meyer offers a deep, conceptually innovative analysis of the role of visual culture within the politics and aesthetics of religious world making.

Tupelo Man

Author : Robert Blade
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In 1924, George McLean, an Ole Miss sophomore and the spoiled son of a judge, attended a YMCA student mission conference whose free-thinking organizers aimed to change the world. They changed George McLean's. But not instantly. As vividly recounted in the first biography of this significant figure in Southern history, Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher, McLean drifted through schools and jobs, always questioning authority, always searching for a way to put his restless vision into practical use. In the Depression's depths, he was fired from a teaching job at what is now Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, over his socialist ideas and labor organizing work. By 1934 he decided he had enough of working for others and that he would go into business for himself. In dirt-poor Northeast Mississippi, the Tupelo Journal was for sale, and McLean used his wife's money to buy what he called "a bankrupt newspaper from a bankrupt bank." As he struggled to keep the paper going, his Christian socialism evolved into a Christian capitalism that transformed the region. He didn't want a bigger slice of the pie for himself, he said; he wanted a bigger pie for all. But McLean (1904-1983) was far from a saint. He prayed about his temper, with little result. He was distant and aloof toward his two children--adopted through a notorious Memphis baby selling operation. His wife, whom he deeply loved in his prickly way, left him once and threatened to leave again. "I don't know why I was born with this chip on my shoulder," he told her. Tupelo Man looks at this far-from-ordinary publisher in an intimate way that offers a fascinating story and insight into our own lives and times.

The Cowboy from Christmas Past Mills Boon Love Inspired

Author : Tina Leonard
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Dillinger Kent is getting ready for a lonely Christmas on his Texas ranch.

Molly Moon Micky Minus the Mind Machine

Author : Georgia Byng
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She knows what you're thinking . . . no really,She knows what you're thinking. Molly Moon is back from the future—and this time, she can read minds.

Blaze

Author : Richard Bachman
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Richard Bachman was Stephen Kings other writing name for his non-supernatural work before he finally hit it big with "Carrie." The manuscript of "Blaze" sat in a university library until King rewrote it decades later.

Super Baby and the Pie Baby Thief

Author : H. Barry Kahl
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Grave Notes on Aurelia

Author : Afton Greenwood
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Ruzena, an aged ex-vaudeville actress, sees and accuses thirteen-year-old Muggs of shoplifting. After learning that she lives alone on the first floor of her three-story home, Muggs, while pursued by a cop, slips into her house, sneaks upstairs, and takes refuge as a secret squatter. Disaster strikes when he discovers the murdered body of the cleaning lady, Aurelia, in the attic. Ruzena and Muggs, now both suspects, become bonded in friendship as they struggle to prove their innocence.

Deceived

Author : WL Knightly
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After working the past five years as a private investigator, former law enforcement officer, Shae Sawyer gets the call that she’s been waiting for. Her longtime acquaintance and ex brother in blue, Detective Cam Murphy has a case and a pair of victims unlike anything he’s ever seen. Despite the horror of seeing a child ripped from his mother’s womb, Shae has seen it before, and knows it can only mean one thing, the Baby Thief is back and on the prowl. Knowing that pregnant girls with no place to go aren’t safe as long as the killer is still out there, Shae will partner with Cam with hopes that they can solve the case before the Baby Thief chooses another victim.

Indian Philosophy in English

Author : Nalini Bhushan
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This book publishes, for the first time in decades, and in many cases, for the first time in a readily accessible edition, English language philosophical literature written in India during the period of British rule. Bhushan's and Garfield's own essays on the work of this period contextualize the philosophical essays collected and connect them to broader intellectual, artistic and political movements in India. This volume yields a new understanding of cosmopolitan consciousness in a colonial context, of the intellectual agency of colonial academic communities, and of the roots of cross-cultural philosophy as it is practiced today. It transforms the canon of global philosophy, presenting for the first time a usable collection and a systematic study of Anglophone Indian philosophy. Many historians of Indian philosophy see a radical disjuncture between traditional Indian philosophy and contemporary Indian academic philosophy that has abandoned its roots amid globalization. This volume provides a corrective to this common view. The literature collected and studied in this volume is at the same time Indian and global, demonstrating that the colonial Indian philosophical communities were important participants in global dialogues, and revealing the roots of contemporary Indian philosophical thought. The scholars whose work is published here will be unfamiliar to many contemporary philosophers. But the reader will discover that their work is creative, exciting, and original, and introduces distinctive voices into global conversations. These were the teachers who trained the best Indian scholars of the post-Independence period. They engaged creatively both with the classical Indian tradition and with the philosophy of the West, forging a new Indian philosophical idiom to which contemporary Indian and global philosophy are indebted.