Theo can't stop looking at Max. With those black clothes and piercings, and that sarcastic charm that's enough to intimidate pretty much anyone, he's not exactly what you would call ordinary. Especially not when Theo is as ordinary as it gets, for a high schooler, along with all the insecurity and awkwardness that comes with it. Basically, Max is everything Theo is not, but no matter how hard Theo tries, he can't get him off his mind. He's honestly crushing on him so hard, that it's not even funny. Theo has never spoken to Max, has even tried to hate him, but when their paths actually cross, their first conversation takes a surprising turn. And before long, they both find themselves falling harder and faster than they ever could have anticipated. Sweaters & Cigarettes is a story about first love, first times, and all the sweet thrills that go along with it. (This book has some mature content)
If the Garfish Don’t Bite by Alice Lunsford Mary Alice struggles to navigate the world of adults around her. Although she lives in a town plagued by the KKK, she doesn’t understand how there can be so much hatred in a person’s heart. Surrounded by racial injustice, Mary Alice tries to make sense of it all and find her spot in a place run by adults who all seem to know more than she does. While working on those mysteries, she also struggles to shed light in a few dark corners of her own personal life. However, as she grows up life seems to get more complicated. Secrets slowly began to reveal themselves, and Mary Alice must confront the underlying bigotry and violence that exists in her own hometown.
This volume documents Robert Taft's first term in the United States Senate and marks his entrance onto the national political and policymaking stage.
An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to join the tribe for ten years. From New York to Alma-Ata, by way of Geneva and Baku, Laëtitia Atlani-Duault provides both an understanding of the individuals working in the field and a critical analysis of the sweeping political implications of NGO activities. A focus on supposedly "de-politicized" policy areas (notably the prevention of HIV/AIDS epidemic) provides wider insights into the objectives and practices of international aid workers in countries beset by rising poverty, drug trafficking, prostitution, and decaying education and health services. The author also provides a rich canvas of human stories, from the "workshops" in which diametrically opposed political approaches often clash to the occasional small triumphs in which effective public health interventions are worked out. This timely book will be of great interest not only to scholars of post-soviet countries, but also to those interested in humanitarian and development aid worldwide. It will also be relevant for the study of the anthropology of development, as well as medical and political anthropology.
Offering a different perspective of the First World War, Home Before the Leaves Fallfollows two young German soldiers as they struggle to survive during a period of danger and uncertainty. August 1914: as war breaks out across Europe, German university student Franz Becker rushes to enlist. Franz is nineteen and the war appears to offer and adventure and the opportunity to escape from his dull, safe life. Franz’s closest friend, Karl von Leussow, is appalled by the conflict. Karl’s family has provided the Prussian Army with officers for generations and he knows that war is brutal and bloody. But Karl too enlists to defend his country. After six weeks of inadequate training, the new recruits arrive in Ypres where intense fighting results in slaughter. Franz is profoundly shocked by the scenes he witnesses, but learns to fight for his life. Promoted to corporal and then sergeant, Franz rises up the military ranks until he is pressured to become an officer. Unwilling to take the ‘express ticket to eternity’, he refuses the role. Karl, who grew up hunting, becomes a sniper much to Franz’s dismay. As aircraft – fragile structures built using wood and fabric – start to appear increasingly above the trenches, Franz starts to wonder what it would be like to fly and observe the war from above. When he applies for a transfer to the Air Service, Franz tries to persuade Karl to go with him, but his friend refuses. Both men get their wishes and are transferred. Before separating for the foreseeable future, the two go on leave together, perhaps for the final time. N L Collier draws from extensive research to write a book that will appeal to readers that enjoy historical fiction, particularly that about the military. Home Before the Leaves Fall is the first book in The Flowers of the Grass series, which follows Franz from 1914 to the end of the war.
In Talking Art, acclaimed ethnographer Gary Alan Fine gives us an eye-opening look at the contemporary university-based master's-level art program. Through an in-depth analysis of the practice of the critique and other aspects of the curriculum, Fine reveals how MFA programs have shifted the goal of creating art away from beauty and toward theory. Contemporary visual art, Fine argues, is no longer a calling or a passion--it's a discipline, with an academic culture that requires its practitioners to be verbally skilled in the presentation of their intentions. Talking Art offers a remarkable and disconcerting view into the crucial role that universities play in creating that culture.
"This thesis is an analysis of emerging collective group identities among two indigenous cultural groups (Yupik and Chuckchi) and one immigrant group (Newcomers) within the Soviet Union."--p. 2
A young woman taken in by her best friend's family falls in love with his brother.