Dam Nation

Author: Cleo Woelfe-Erskine
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781932360806
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Notes from the Water Underground combines environmental victories in the sustainable use movement with hands-on, participatory options for country and city dwellers. Not just a "how to" but a "why to," the book begins with the story of dams in the American West—a story in which millions of acres of perfect farmland were flooded in order to irrigate the marginal land that—due to the same natural process that destroyed several ancient Native American civilizations—would turn the area into the Dust Bowl. Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Laura Allen, both restoration activists and educators, demand a different approach for American watersheds and taxpayers. Through their own experiments with alternative water systems and thousands of hours of interviews with innovators from around the world, they create a comprehensive game plan for reusing household water, constructing miniature wetlands and improving our communities physical and political health. From people building protest villages atop dams in Thailand to activist entrepreneurs in Mexico and Africa, to Spanish squatter-gardeners, Native American restorationists and wetlands activists battling bureaucracy in Louisiana and California; To the Last Drop gives voice to the water warriors battling for a sane relationship to our most essential shared resource.

Damnation Road

Author: Max McCoy
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786031863
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The Daring And The Doomed. . . It's the last chance for Jacob Gamble, Rough Rider, outlaw and man of a few principles. Nearing 50 and flat broke, Jacob bends his own rule about robbing trains. But by the time he reaches the payroll safe on a Rock Island train, he finds another thief there first with a bullet in his head. Jacob is caught holding the bag--and turned into hero. A broke hero. In A Place Called Damnation Road. . . Shackled by unwanted fame, running from a life gone wrong, and raising the suspicions of a Pinkerton detective, Jacob listens to a woman: beautiful and tattooed by the Indians who seized her as a child. Olivia Weathers knows of a treasure hidden in a cave along the Jornada del Muerto--a merciless hundred mile stretch of hell on earth guarded by Apache warriors. Now, Jacob will follow Olivia into the most savage and deadly territory in the southwest--where few ever come out of Canyon Diablo alive. "Max McCoy is a masterful storyteller. A force of fascinating characters and unexpected plot twists create a can't-put-it-down story." --Cotton Smith, author of Spirit Rider

The Damnation Of Theron Ware

Author: Harold Frederic
Publisher: Folcroft Library Editions
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Published in 1896, "The Damnation of Theron Ware or Illumination" is a profound psychological portrait of the spiritual undoing of a guileless Methodist minister who is taken in by a rural townspeople's various progressive ideas, from liberalism to bohemianism, only to be spurned by them for being too conventional. Described by Everett Carter as "among the four or five best novels written by an American during the nineteenth century," the novel, as Joyce Carol Oates writes in her Introduction, has "shrewd, disturbing insights into the human pysche." This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the authoritative Harold Frederic Edition.

Damnation Street

Author: Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156032627
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Endeavoring to safeguard an angel-faced prostitute who fled after being tortured by psychopathic killer John Foy, private detective Scott Weiss conducts a search through a small town and a dangerous wilderness while struggling to outmaneuver Foy's equally determined effort to re-capture the terror-stricken woman. By the author of Don't Say a Word. Reprint.

Hitman Damnation

Author: Raymond Benson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345471342
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The official, all-original, all-out-thrilling prequel to the much-anticipatednew game, Hitman: Absolution. Available in a tall Premium Edition. Original.

Damnation Falls

Author: Edward Wright
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429952972
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Randall Wilkes, his big-city journalism career in ruins, has returned after twenty years to Pilgrim's Rest, the Tennessee hill town where he grew up. He has taken on a lucrative but low-prestige writing job for Sonny McMahan, a former governor and Randall's boyhood friend, whose own career is under a shadow and who needs a ghost-written autobiography to ease his way back into politics. Randall encounters Faye McMahan, Sonny's mother, who is addled with age, imagining that her dead husband is alive and worrying that her son might be in danger. Hours later, amid a violent autumn storm, Randall finds Faye murdered, hanging by the neck from a bridge over the town landmark called Damnation Falls. Within days, a second murder, even more grisly than the first, targets another member of the McMahan clan. And the bones of a third, long-buried murder victim –a young woman—emerge from the earth. Randall has ties to all the victims, and the murders force him to acknowledge debts that go back decades. Drawing on his investigative skills and his roots in the region, he sets out to discover who is behind the killings. His search takes him from the flatlands of the Mississippi delta to the Great Smoky Mountains in the east. Tennessee is a state that was split by the Civil War, where history still lies close to the surface, and tales of murder and betrayal have weighed heavily on the town of Pilgrim's Rest. Before all the answers are in, more people will die, an old score will be settled, and the dead will finally tell their stories.


Author: Julian Fane
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
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Alan the narrator of this novel relates that he came from a humble home, and that his scholarships and academic successes led to service at an intelligence unit durint the Second World War. He falls in love and becomes entangled in political and ethical strings that threaten his lkove life and career.

The Light Side Of Damnation

Author: William F. Lee
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452029498
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War is serious business. However, within all the torment of war, the strongest of bonds are created and nurtured. Through these ties and perhaps because of them, instances of wit along with humorous episodes breathe light into the darkness and damnation of war.The thread that binds this story together is the mentoring affiliation the Commanding General has with Captain Barney Quinn, Company Commander and later, Aide. Barney's, at times roguish behavior, his sense of humor, and playfully prankish mind both clash and support this steely-eyed Old Corps Marine, Lieutenant General Walter Barto.Through Barney's eyes and voice, you will live among a cast of loveable Marines. All names are fictitious. Experiences, real. REVIEWS The Light Side of DamnationByWilliam F. Lee What are readers saying? Here is a sampling: “Just to let you know...I’ve been reading your book before I go to sleep...and I’m losing sleep as it’s hard to put down.” - BB, Princeton, TX “I’m overwhelmed...just finished your book and I am speechless. Your characters are so well developed and believable...and the humor, terrific. I bawled trying to tell a friend about it. It was a real page-turner for me.” - NS, Abington, PA “Sir, I doubt if you remember me but I certainly do you, and with much respect.

Representations Of Black Women In The Media

Author: Marquita Marie Gammage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317370473
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In 1920 W.E.B. Du Bois cited the damnation of women as linked to the devaluation of motherhood. This dilemma, he argues, had a crushing blow on Black women as they were forced into slavery. Black womanhood, portrayed as hypersexual by nature, became an enduring stereotype which did not coincide with the dignity of mother and wife. This portrayal continues to reinforce negative stereotypes of Black women in the media today. This book highlights how Black women have been negatively portrayed in the media, focusing on the export nature of media and its ability to convey notions of Blackness to the public. It argues that media such as rap music videos, television dramas, reality television shows, and newscasts create and affect expectations of Black women. Exploring the role that racism, misogyny and media play in the representation of Black womanhood, it provides a foundation for challenging contemporary media’s portrayal of Black women.