How To Run For Local Office

Author: Robert J. Thomas
Publisher: R & T Enterprises Incorporated
ISBN: 9780966830408
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Provides information on running for elective office, covering such topics as getting organized, campaign literature, campaign signs, raising campaign money, endorsements, commercials, and surveys.

The Jess Williams Trilogy

Author: Robert J. Thomas
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ISBN: 9781940108537
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From the Author... Offered for the first time ever comes the Jess Williams Western Trilogy that started it all. This trilogy will only be offered for a limited time in e-format. It includes the full copies of the first three books in the long-running series of Jess Williams adventures. Note: If you have already purchased the first three books in the series, don't buy this unless you just want to add it to your collection. If you haven't read a Jess Williams western yet, this is the perfect time to get the first three books in their entirety. Hopefully, you will enjoy them and continue on with the rest of the series. Robert J. Thomas Description of the books in this Trilogy... THE RECKONING starts out this western series with the adventures of Jess Williams. He is an ordinary young boy with a loving family growing up in Black Creek, Kansas. That all changes when he comes home and finds his family brutally murdered. Forced to become a man overnight, he vows to avenge his family's savage deaths. He begins to practice with his pa's Colt .45 and then a stroke of destiny arrives when he discovers a new pistol and holster that mysteriously appears. Jess practices with it relentlessly until he becomes so quick that he is truly unbeatable on the draw. He leaves home transformed from a boy to a highly skilled shootist with no reason to live except to hunt down and kill each of the men responsible for the murders. As he begins his journey, he does so with a pistol and holster that no one has ever seen before-and won't again for almost one-hundred years. In BROTHER'S KEEPER, Jess Williams returns home to Black Creek, Kansas, after hunting down and killing the three men who brutally murdered his family. When he arrives, he finds himself in the midst of a bloody war with Dick Carter and his hired guns. Carter wants revenge for the death of his only son, Red, and Jess is the one who did the killing. Jess's first job is to eliminate Carter and his hired guns and then finish his search for the brother he never knew he had. SINS OF THE FATHER has Jess hunting down his real father, Eddie Sloan. After two years, he finally has him in his sight when a desperate call for help comes in from U.S. Marshal Frank Reedy. Jess answers the call for help and heads for Timber, Texas, and straight into a bloody range war between two cattle barons. Rance Madden and his hired guns have no idea of the trouble heading their way. Jess arrives and men start dying one by one. Madden begins to feel the grip of death at his throat-and Jess is slowly tightening the noose.

Chasing Evil

Author: Kylie Brant
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477829844
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There's nothing strange about bodies buried in cemeteries--unless they don't belong there. And when six murdered women are discovered in other people's graves, the hunt for a sadistic serial killer begins before he can claim a seventh victim. Agent Cam Prescott of Iowa's Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the search alongside forensic psychologist Sophia Channing, who knows the minds of psychopaths inside and out. And after a brief but passionate affair, she knows Cam almost as well. What she doesn't know is that her high-profile involvement in the case has caught the twisted predator's eye--and sparked his fury. When Sophia suddenly vanishes, Cam and his team shift into overdrive to keep horrific history from repeating itself. But for Sophia, being trapped in the same isolated lair where so much innocent blood has been spilled may get her inside her vicious captor's head--and may offer her the only chance she has to escape an agonizing and lethal fate. Revised edition: This edition of Chasing Evil includes editorial revisions.

Gone Country

Author: Lorelei James
Publisher: Ridgeview Publishing
ISBN: 1941869416
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Gone Country: Rough Riders Book 14

Genre Studies In Mass Media

Author: Art Silverblatt
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765628244
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The study of various types of programming is essential for critical analysis of the media and also offers revealing perspectives on society's cultural values, preoccupations, behavior, and myths. This handbook provides a systematic, in-depth approach to the study of media genres - including reality programs, game shows, situation comedies, soap operas, film noir, news programs, and more. The author addresses such questions as: Have there been shifts in the formula of particular genres over time? What do these shifts reveal about changes in culture? How and why do new genres - such as reality TV shows - appear? Are there differences in genres from one country to another? Combining theoretical approaches with concrete examples, the book reinforces one's understanding of the importance of genre to the creation, evolution, and consumption of media content. Each chapter in this reader-friendly book contains a detailed discussion of one of the theoretical approaches to genre studies, followed by Lines of Inquiry, which summarizes the major points of the discussion and suggests directions for analysis and further study. Each chapter also includes an example that illustrates how the particular theoretical approach can be applied in the analysis of genre. The author's careful linkage of different genres to the real world makes the book widely useful for those interested in genre study as well as media and culture, television studies, film studies, and media literacy.

Millennium Rage

Author: P. Lamy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1489960767
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Aim For The Heart

Author: Howard Hughes
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730479
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Clint Eastwood is one of the world’s most popular action stars,who has matured into a fine American producer-director. Entertaining, illuminating and packed with information, up to and including The Changeling, this is the first book to cover his full life in the movies, from his beginnings in 1950s B-movies and in TV’s Rawhide to Gran Torino showing how as both actor and filmmaker Eastwood aims for the heart of the drama, whatever the story. Howard Hughes follows Eastwood’s craft through over 50 movies. He looks at his launch into superstardom in Sergio Leone’s 1960s spaghetti westerns. Back in America, he built on his success as western hero with such films as High Plains Drifter and The Outlaw Josey Wales, winning an Oscar for Unforgiven in 1992. He blasted his way through the seventies and eighties as Inspector Harry Francis Callahan, the last hope for law enforcement in San Francisco. He also monkeyed around in two phenomenally popular films with Clyde the orang-utan, which brought tough-guy Eastwood to a whole new audience and made him the biggest box office star of his generation. Aim for the Heart also looks at Eastwood’s more unusual roles, including The Beguiled, The Bridges of Madison County and Million Dollar Baby. Since 1970, he has enjoyed parallel success as directorproducer of his own Malpaso Productions, with Bird, Mystic River and Letters from Iwo Jima, demonstrating formidable directing credentials. Aim for the Heart covers all Eastwood's movies of many genres in detail, and Eastwood’s story is illustrated with film stills, glimpses behind the scenes, and rare poster advertising material. Aim for the Heart also includes the most comprehensive credits filmography has ever compiled on Eastwood’s work, as star and director.

How To Read Literature Like A Professor Revised Edition

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780062301673
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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

The Art Of Immersion How The Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood Madison Avenue And The Way We Tell Stories

Author: Frank Rose
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393341259
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A contributing editor at Wired examines the way entertainment has shifted in the face of new media and discusses the way that people such as Will Wright, James Cameron and Damon Lindelof are changing how we play, relax and think. Reprint.

Go East Young Man

Author: Richard Francaviglia
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Transference of orientalist images and identities to the American landscape and its inhabitants, especially in the West—in other words, portrayal of the West as the “Orient”—has been a common aspect of American cultural history. Place names, such as the Jordan River or Pyramid Lake, offer notable examples, but the imagery and its varied meanings are more widespread and significant. Understanding that range and significance, especially to the western part of the continent, means coming to terms with the complicated, nuanced ideas of the Orient and of the North American continent that European Americans brought to the West. Such complexity is what historical geographer Richard Francaviglia unravels in this book. Since the publication of Edward Said’s book, Orientalism, the term has come to signify something one-dimensionally negative. In essence, the orientalist vision was an ethnocentric characterization of the peoples of Asia (and Africa and the “Near East”) as exotic, primitive “others” subject to conquest by the nations of Europe. That now well-established point, which expresses a postcolonial perspective, is critical, but Francaviglia suggest that it overlooks much variation and complexity in the views of historical actors and writers, many of whom thought of western places in terms of an idealized and romanticized Orient. It likewise neglects positive images and interpretations to focus on those of a decadent and ostensibly inferior East. We cannot understand well or fully what the pervasive orientalism found in western cultural history meant, says Francaviglia, if we focus only on its role as an intellectual engine for European imperialism. It did play that role as well in the American West. One only need think about characterizations of American Indians as Bedouins of the Plains destined for displacement by a settled frontier. Other roles for orientalism, though, from romantic to commercial ones, were also widely in play. In Go East, Young Man, Francaviglia explores a broad range of orientalist images deployed in the context of European settlement of the American West, and he unfolds their multiple significances.