Loose Cannons

Author: Autumn Stephens
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609255169
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From princesses to prostitutes to movie stars and supermodels, plus a few radicals and racecar drivers, Loose Cannons showcases hundreds of female movers-and-shakers, including Oprah Winfrey, Maria Callas, Michelle Pfeifer, and Catherine the Great, at their chatty, catty, and deliciously subversive best. From the book: "I'm the girl who lost her reputation and never missed it." -Mae West "What do you expect me to do? Sleep alone?" -Elizabeth Taylor

Loose Cannons

Author: Graeme Donald
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849086516
Size: 53.74 MB
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Who tried to bomb Japan with bats? Who invented the air-gun in 250BC? Which stories should we believe? The so-called Dambusters raid was all but ineffective; the Hurricane not the Spitfire was the champion of the Battle of Britain; Singapore did not fall because all the guns were pointing the wrong way' and who would go to war over a game of football, a pig, or an old bucket? Oppenheimer fluffed his lines after the first atomic test; virtually every well-known quote attributed the Duke of Wellington is wrong; Churchill had a BBC voice impersonator record all his famous WW2 speeches as he was invariably too busy or too 'tired and emotional' to do it himself and no-one at the time called WW1 'The War to end all Wars'. Will you believe the truth?

Loose Cannons

Author: Christopher Middleton
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 082635520X
Size: 78.37 MB
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“These thirty-three prose inventions of Christopher Middleton constitute the fourth pillar of an extraordinary literary oeuvre, the other three being his poetry, translations, and literary essays. Whatever one chooses to call these often astonishing miniatures, they are certainly Middleton’s wildest, most accessible and entertaining work, and they count as some of his very finest writing.”— August Kleinzahler, Foreword These uncategorizable writings by a distinguished poet and translator are lively, erudite, and creative. Like his poetry, Middleton’s prose pieces are alive with incongruity, collage, and surprising juxtapositions. This extensive collection is the perfect addition to every student’s, scholar’s, and avid reader’s bookshelf.

Loose Cannons

Author: Michael Maloney
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595184936
Size: 29.61 MB
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From the author of the iuniverse novel THIRD WORLD PRINCESS comes a disturbing play that looks at four desensitized young adults in denial. Meet Josie, an alcoholic whose blackouts become a green light to perversion; James, a self proclaimed hermit with a violent past he can't escape; Krystal, a textbook case of an abused young woman; and Manson, the only man evil enough to proudly make a harrowing admission. Guarenteed to curl your hair, LOOSE CANNONS is glib and unnerving. Filled with perverse humor and great sadness, this play is a reflection of American society and an indictment of how far we have fallen.

Loose Cannons

Author: Robert McDowell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595093124
Size: 44.34 MB
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U.S. Congresswoman Bernadette Mallory journeys back to her Irish homeland to bury her father but finds herself enmeshed in a sinister conspiracy. Billy Kingston, former Protestant terrorist, unites with Bernadette to expose a murderous plot which could affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential race. Can their love survive ancient hostilities and cutthroat politics?

Loose Cannons And Other Weapons Of Mass Political Destruction

Author: J. D. Elder
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 143570942X
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Just in time for the presidential election, a political satire that finally puts politics in proper perspective- by equating it with professional wrestling. DeWayne Cantrell, a reformed politician, is co-owner of Buckland County Extreme Wrestling- a political pro wrestling federation that satirizes politics and the political elites on a weekly basis. BCEW eventually catches the eye of David Hutchinson, a powerful United States Senator from Ohio running for re-election, and he subpoenas DeWayne to appear before a hearing of his Senate sub-committee. After a heated exchange with Hutchinson at the hearing, Cantrell realizes it's not a joke anymore. Can DeWayne stand up for the little guy and stick it to the Washington D.C. elites? And to what lengths will the professional politicians, political operatives, and special interest groups go to stop him? And will American politics ever be the same?

Loose Canons

Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923469
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Multiculturalism. It has been the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, as well as numerous articles in newspapers and magazines around America. It has sparked heated jeremiads by George Will, Dinesh D'Sousa, and Roger Kimball. It moved William F. Buckley to rail against Stanley Fish and Catherine Stimpson on "Firing Line." It is arguably the most hotly debated topic in America today--and justly so. For whether one speaks of tensions between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights, or violent mass protests against Moscow in ethnic republics such as Armenia, or outright war between Serbs and Bosnians in the former Yugoslavia, it is clear that the clash of cultures is a worldwide problem, deeply felt, passionately expressed, always on the verge of violent explosion. Problems of this magnitude inevitably frame the discussion of "multiculturalism" and "cultural diversity" in the American classroom as well. In Loose Canons, one of America's leading literary and cultural critics, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., offers a broad, illuminating look at this highly contentious issue. Gates agrees that our world is deeply divided by nationalism, racism, and sexism, and argues that the only way to transcend these divisions--to forge a civic culture that respects both differences and similarities--is through education that respects both the diversity and commonalities of human culture. His is a plea for cultural and intercultural understanding. (You can't understand the world, he observes, if you exclude 90 percent of the world's cultural heritage.) We feel his ideas most strongly voiced in the concluding essay in the volume, "Trading on the Margin." Avoiding the stridency of both the Right and the Left, Gates concludes that the society we have made simply won't survive without the values of tolerance, and cultural tolerance comes to nothing without cultural understanding. Henry Louis Gates is one of the most visible and outspoken figures on the academic scene, the subject of a cover story in The New York Times Sunday Magazine and a major profile in The Boston Globe, and a much sought-after commentator. And as one of America's foremost advocates of African-American Studies (he is head of the department at Harvard), he has reflected upon the varied meanings of multiculturalism throughout his professional career, long before it became a national controversy. What we find in these pages, then, is the fruit of years of reflection on culture, racism, and the "American identity," and a deep commitment to broadening the literary and cultural horizons of all Americans.

When A Loose Cannon Flogs A Dead Horse There S The Devil To Pay Seafaring Words In Everyday Speech

Author: Olivia Isil
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070328778
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Have you ever wondered about the origin of "son of a gun," "flotsam and jetsam," or "hunky-dory"? You'll find the nautical derivation of these expressions and more than 250 others in this collection of nautical metaphors and colloquialisms. In addition, this book includes thought-provoking and entertaining examples of these words drawn from literature, movies, and song, and contains sections of legends of the sea and weather lore. Fascinating reading for sailors and language enthusiasts alike. Here's the scuttlebutt: Barge right in and swallow the anchor, and let's chew the fat and splice the main brace 'til we're three sheets to the wind. Listen, you son of a sea cook, I'm tired of minding my P's and Q's. I tell you, I'm all at sea, and this is the bitter end. Nothing I can do will keep this ship on an even keel. Hells bells! You think I didn't tell it to the old man? Delivered a broadside, I did, but he just called me a loose cannon. Maybe I caught him between wind and water. Listen, mate. You'd better bootleg a bible aboard. We're sailing under false colors, and where we're headed it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. It's Davy Jones' locker I'm talking about. The crew was scraped from the bottom of the barrel. They don't know the ropes, and anyway they're deserting like rats from a sinking ship. It's time to fish or cut bait, mate, or there'll be the devil to pay. No use flogging a dead horse. Let's stay armed to the teeth and look for any port in a storm. There'll be nothing but flotsam and jetsam when this tub goes down the hatch.