Killer of Men

Killer of Men PDF Author: Christian Cameron
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140911192X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
In the epic clash of Greece and Persia, a hero is forged - a monumental novel from the author of the Tyrant series. Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes. Standing in the battle line for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a hero, but a slave. Betrayed by his jealous and cowardly cousin, the freedom he fought for has now vanished, and he becomes the property of a rich citizen. So begins an epic journey out of slavery that takes the young Arimnestos through a world poised on the brink of an epic confrontation, as the emerging civilization of the Greeks starts to flex its muscles against the established empire of the Persians. As he tries to make his fortune and revenge himself on the man who disinherited him, Arimnestos discovers that he has a talent that pays well in this new, violent world - for like his hero, Achilles, he is 'a killer of men'.

Men Misbehaving: Men who commit murder, fraud and other crimes in Singapore

Men Misbehaving: Men who commit murder, fraud and other crimes in Singapore PDF Author: Yeo Suan Futt
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814634743
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 117

Book Description
The author of Wild Women Do on crimes committed by females in Singapore returns with a new collection on local crime. This time round, it’s the men who are up to no good and exposed here are cases of murders, sexual demeanours and fraud. The spurned lover who sets his former girlfriend on fire; the police staff sergeant who commits a double murder in Kovan; the fatal accident that caused 400 men to riot in Little India; two good friends who kidnapped a millionaire’s mother. These are the stories of the men who have committed heinous crimes and run afoul of the law

Of Men and Monsters

Of Men and Monsters PDF Author: Richard Tithecott
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299156834
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 207

Book Description
Of Men and Monsters examines the serial killer as an American cultural icon, one that both attracts and repels. Richard Tithecott suggests that the stories we tell and the images we conjure of serial killers—real and fictional—reveal as much about mainstream culture and its values, desires, and anxieties as they do about the killers themselves.

A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language

A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language PDF Author: Cyrus Byington
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Choctaw language
Languages : en
Pages : 642

Book Description
A dictionary of the Choctaw language based on orginal artifcats, transcripts and primary source material.

Men, Militarism, and UN Peacekeeping

Men, Militarism, and UN Peacekeeping PDF Author: Sandra Whitworth
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588262967
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
In this important, controversial, and at times troubling book, Sandra Whitworth looks behind the rhetoric to investigate from a feminist perspective some of the realities of military intervention under the UN flag. Whitworth contends that there is a fundamental contradiction between portrayals of peacekeeping as altruistic and benign and the militarized masculinity that underpins the group identity of soldiers. Examining evidence from Cambodia and Somalia, she argues that sexual and other crimes can be seen as expressions of a violent hypermasculinity that is congruent with militarized identities, but entirely incongruent with missions aimed at maintaining peace. She also asserts that recent efforts within the UN to address gender issues in peacekeeping operations have failed because they fail to challenge traditional understandings of militaries, conflict, and women. This unsettling critique of UN operations, which also investigates the interplay between gender and racial stereotyping in peacekeeping, has the power to change conventional perceptions, with considerable policy implications.

Kubrick's Men

Kubrick's Men PDF Author: Richard Rambuss
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823293890
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 176

Book Description
A provocative re-reading of Stanley Kubrick’s work and its focus on masculine desire The work of Stanley Kubrick amounts to a sustained reflection on the male condition: past, present, and future. The persistent theme of his filmmaking is less violence or sex than it is the pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual or extreme circumstances, where it may be taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic and comic—or metamorphosed, distorted, and even undone. The stories that Kubrick’s movies tell range from global nuclear politics to the unpredictable sexual dynamics of a marriage; from a day in the life of a New York City prizefighter preparing for a nighttime bout to the evolution of humankind. These male melodramas center on sociality and asociality. They feature male doubles, pairs, and rivals. They explore the romance of men and their machines, and men as machines. They figure intensely conflicted forms of male sexual desire. And they are also very much about male manners, style, taste, and art. Examining the formal, thematic, and theoretical affiliations between Kubrick’s three bodies of work—his photographs, his documentaries, and his feature films—Kubrick’s Men offers new vantages on to the question of gender and sexuality, including the first extended treatment of homosexuality in Kubrick’s male-oriented work.

Warrior

Warrior PDF Author: Don Bendell
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1628150963
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description

Uncle John's Fully Loaded: 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Fully Loaded: 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader PDF Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160710704X
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 556

Book Description
Take a seat and settle in—it’s a gigantic treasury of trivia and humor for our twenty-fifth (is that porcelain?) anniversary! IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner in Humor ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Honorable Mention in Humor “Fully Loaded” is putting it mildly. This behemoth of a book is overflowing with incredible stories, surprising facts, weird news, little-known origins, forgotten history, fun wordplay, and everything else that millions of loyal fans have come to expect from the world’s best-selling bathroom reading series. As always, it’s divided by length: quickies for the reader on the go, medium-sized articles for those with a few minutes to spare, and extra-long pieces for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Here are just a few of the hundreds of topics loaded into this edition of America’s favorite source of fascinating information: * Forgotten Firsts * Dumb Crooks: Stoner Edition * Bizarre Japanese Video Games * The Kamikaze Instruction Manual * Our Lady of the Little Green Men * The Worst Fire in American History * The World’s Worst Business Decision * The New Year’s Eve Opossum Drop * Do Blondes Really Have More Fun? * Failed Doomsday Predictions * When Toilets Explode * and much, much more!

The Slaughter Man

The Slaughter Man PDF Author: Tony Parsons
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466854669
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
Max Wolfe is back-the two-fisted homicide detective with a small daughter and dog waiting for him at home, and a crazed serial killer waiting for him somewhere out in the pitiless London streets. On New Year's Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon-a gun used to stun cattle before they are butchered-leads Max to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a mass murderer who, 30 years ago, was known as The Slaughter Man. But The Slaughter Man has done his time and is now old and dying. Is he really back in the killing game? And was the slaughter of a happy family a mindless killing spree, or a grotesque homage by a copycat killer, or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? Max desperately needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family-or finds his way to Detective Wolfe's own front door. The Slaughter Man is another taut thriller from acclaimed international bestseller Tony Parsons.

The Serial Killer Whisperer

The Serial Killer Whisperer PDF Author: Pete Earley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439199035
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
"From New York Times bestselling author Pete Earley comes the true story of a young man who suffers a traumatic brain injury that renders him incapable of judging or feeling repulsion, and subsequently becomes the most trusted confidant of numerous imprisoned serial killers"--
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