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An Irrational Hatred Of Everything

Author : Robert Banks
ISBN : 9781785904059
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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FOREWORD BY PHIL PARKES An Irrational Hatred of Luton author Robert Banks is back with his latest instalment in West Ham's journey through the football leagues to recount the past fifteen years of his life as a long-suffering Hammers fan. Picking up where he left off in 2003, Banks charts the varying fortunes of West Ham United alongside the mutable modern nature of the beautiful game in An Irrational Hatred of Everything. Cataloguing a stadium move, an Icelandic banking collapse, takeovers, hirings and firings as well as promotions and relegations, Banks follows West Ham's ups and downs in a refreshingly frank and humorous account of the club's recent history. Through an interconnected exploration of West Ham's progress and the important moments in his own life, Banks continues along the torturous road of detailing his tumultuous relationship with the club to show how much football can mean to the individual while providing sobering reminders that, at the end of the day, it's only a game.

An Irrational Hatred Of Luton

Author : Robert Banks
ISBN : 9781849542715
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Somewhere in a parallel universe there is another Robert Banks, who is a season ticket holder at Manchester United and is a highly successful novel writer and adored by everyone in the world, regardless of footballing, religious or racial denomination. But is he happy? You bet the hell he is. But Robert Banks is not that man. Since childhood, he has been obsessed with West Ham United Football Club. A team of persistent and historical under-achievers. After all, the only thing West Ham ever brought home was the 1966 World Cup, but that doesn't count, apparently. Laugh out loud funny, and almost devastatingly poignant, AN IRRATIONAL HATRED OF LUTON is an odyssey through the world of a committed football supporter. A real-life Fever Pitch, and with a Hornby-esque deftness of tone, Banks' book shows how intricately in the life of a true fan, football interconnects with the everyday. Banks' friendships, relationships, work, emotions of joy and despair all take place against a backdrop of claret and blue. Then Saturday comes and he watches his team get thumped again. A compelling and hilarious journey into the nature of obsession.

A Piece Of My Heart

Author : Keith Walker
ISBN : 9780307542359
Genre : History
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A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency room nurse in Cu Chi and Da Nang. She and 25 others recount the time they spent "in country" as part of 15,000 American women who volunteered or served as nurses and in the military. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

An Unlikely Hero

Author : M. Estes
ISBN : 9781449738853
Genre : Fiction
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The purpose of this story is to create a superhero unlike any seen before. This one doesn’t wear a cape or a colorful costume or resort to science-fiction antics. He is only slightly different from the boy you might find next door, in that he has a neurological disorder which makes him an unlikely hero. This story will give readers a glimpse of what life may be like for a family raising an autistic child in a culture gone bad. It is set in an upscale community that has gone overboard chasing unwritten rules of political correctness and social engineering. The unlikely hero does some phenomenal things, such as wiping out a bunch of gangsters and a common criminal who tries to nab one of his fellow students. Traditional, thinking people in the community and the vast Internet world think he is a genuine hero. This opinion conflicts sharply with the opinion of a big-time civil-rights lawyer and a cadre of elitists who claim he is a vigilante who should be banished. As the tale unwinds, many characters add, in their own way, to solving the mystery of how he does what he does. There are hints that the boy’s overachieving, terrorist-fighting uncle Jocko may have brought about a supernatural transformation. “This is a good and a provocative read with unusual twists. Those familiar with autism will nod their heads in agreement as the issue is sensitively touched upon, social conservatives will likely be smiling in agreement as hot-button issues are pushed, and national security advocates will find the terrorist/elitist tie interesting. It ends in great style. I had an urge to applaud.” —Lap Calimi, technical writer

Anastasia S Secret

Author : Susanne Dunlap
ISBN : 9781599906751
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family's future and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death? Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap's new novel is a haunting vision of the life-and love story-of Russia's last princess.

Stormer S Pass

Author : Benjamin Laskin
ISBN : 9780595289981
Genre : Fiction
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Stormer's Pass "In a world where integrity and courage are on the retreat, you can't wait for a hero. You can only become one." The sleepy mountain town of Pinecrest is jolted from its slumbers by two of its most unlikely citizens; gifted high school athlete, Max Stormer, and Aidos, an extraordinary teenager who has been living for years unobserved on the outskirts of town. Aidos sacrifices her anonymity to befriend the troubled Max Stormer-awakening him to potential he never knew he possessed, and to a courage and heroism far greater than he ever needed to show on any playing field. Be he anarchist or hero, outlaw or savior, being a champion was never harder as Max finds himself captain of something much bigger than a football team. Stormer's Pass is the gripping adventure of two people's uncommon faith in each other, in their friends, and in the magic of courage.

Numb

Author : Nikola Zaturoski
ISBN : 9781257958207
Genre : Fiction
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The world has gone mad. It is dirty and ugly. Various plagues have warped the Earth that Mutant Barrows is fixed in. He struggles to survive, only to witness the planet growing worse each day. With the assistance of his extraordinary companions, Mutant will fight for everything that everyone else lost hope in.

Hate Crime

Author : Neil Chakraborti
ISBN : 9781473918078
Genre : Social Science
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Hate crime is a particularly pernicious form of criminal behaviour that has significant impacts upon victims, their families and wider communities. In this substantially revised and updated edition the book examines the nature, extent and harms of hate crime, and the effectiveness of criminal justice responses to it. It covers racist, religiously motivated, homophobic, disablist and transphobic hate crime, as well as other forms of targeted victimisation such as gendered hostility, elder abuse, attacks upon alternative subcultures and violence against sex workers and the homeless. The book also assesses the complexities and controversies surrounding hate crime legislation and policy-making, as well as the continuing challenges associated with the policing of hate. The second edition features expanded discussions of international perspectives and contemporary topics such as online hate and cyberbullying, as well as numerous case studies covering issues such as lone wolf extremists, Islamophobia, asylum seekers and the far right. The book contains a range of links to online material that accompany the extensive lists of further reading in each chapter.

Having Everything

Author : John L'Heureux
ISBN : 9781555846794
Genre : Fiction
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Philip Tate is a man who has everything — youth, looks, a beautiful wife and perfect family, a distinguished deanship at Harvard. Having Everything is the story of a nighttime drive that leads Philip to jeopardize it all for a moment's flirtation with the forbidden. For on that drive he will collide with the Kizers — beautiful, troubled Dixie and brilliant, kinky Hal. By stepping, without knocking, into the Kizers' house and into the midst of their sad marriage, Philip sets in motion the near ruin — and perhaps the salvation — of his entire world. Fierce, ironic, and beautifully told, Having Everything reminds us that sometimes — in marriage, and in life — having everything is not enough. A master of understated, ominous moments in a marriage in which not asking a question can be more disastrous than asking it.... Sharp, moving, poignant. — Lev Raphael, The Washington Post Book World; John L'Heureux is perhaps today's most frightening novelist because his characters, for all their strange behavior, are not freaks or misfits. They are the people we see and know.... Having Everything is an unforgettable exploration of what it means to become fully human. — Richard Wakefield, The Seattle Times; A master of spoof and irony.... As the book moves forward to a conclusion that readers will sense is going to be catastrophic, it is impossible to stop turning its pages. — Carol Herman, The Washington Times

Hatred And Civility

Author : Christopher Lane
ISBN : 9780231503907
Genre : Literary Criticism
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To understand hatred and civility in today's world, argues Christopher Lane, we should start with Victorian fiction. Although the word "Victorian" generally brings to mind images of prudish sexuality and well-heeled snobbery, it has above all become synonymous with self-sacrifice, earnest devotion, and moral rectitude. Yet this idealized version of Victorian England is surprisingly scarce in the period's literature--and its journalism, sermons, poems, and plays--where villains, hypocrites, murderers, and cheats of all types abound.

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