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Prison Playthings

Author: Crimson Rose
Publisher: Crimson Rose Erotica
ISBN: 1370563922
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Sentenced to seven years in prison for aggravated assault, twenty-three year old Heather Compton is faced with the single most difficult choice of her life. Spend her time in the misery of solitary confinement and hopefully be out in five years for good behavior, or live every second of those seven years in luxury in exchange for a life of servitude. Doing what any self-preserving young woman with a fear of confined spaces would do, she opted for the latter – setting into motion a string of events that would see someone she loved deeply brought into the lifestyle as well.

Playthings In Early Modernity

Author: Allison Levy
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ISBN: 9781580442602
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An innovative volume of fifteen interdisciplinary essays at the nexus of material culture, performance studies, and game theory, Playthings in Early Modernity emphasizes the rules of the game(s) as well as the breaking of those rules. Thus, the titular "plaything" is understood as both an object and a person, and play, in the early modern world, is treated not merely as a pastime, a leisurely pursuit, but as a pivotal part of daily life, a strategic psychosocial endeavor.

Roadtripping Usa

Author: Justine Lescroart
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312385835
Size: 70.23 MB
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A comprehensive guide to American cross-country travel furnishes detailed descriptions of a variety of fascinating odysseys, including such routes as an Eastern Seaboard trip, Route 66, Highway 40, and the Al-Can Highway to Anchorage, along with Top Ten lists, more than 160 route and city maps, listings of lodgings and eateries, road safety and car care tips, mileage charts, and more. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Elah S Plaything

Author: Lydia Rowan
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ISBN: 9781535574655
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Can Love be Born From Revenge?Self-made billionaire Elah Avakian has amassed power and influence beyond most people's wildest dreams. But all that matters is his lifelong quest for revenge against his hated enemy. After years of planning, Elah is finally ready to get the justice he seeks. Marrying her is the first step.Lottie Trufant knows her father is an honorable man, and she'll do anything to protect him. Which is how she finds herself married to a stranger, a man who only sees her as a means to an end, a man she finds herself drawn to more and more each day...

Toys And Playthings

Author: John Newson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351378600
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John and Elizabeth Newson were well known for their studies of child rearing, which have combined a rigorous research methodology with sympathetic insights into family life and a lively approach to scientific reporting. ‘Path-breaking’, ‘brilliant’, ‘seminal’, ‘outstanding’, ‘fascinating’, ‘enthralling’ and ‘enchanting’ are some of the adjectives used by critics to describe their previous books. They now turn their attention to toys, the ‘pegs on which children hang their play’, a study for which they are uniquely qualified. Not only had they long experience in normal child development: they had been actively involved for many years in research and training in remedial play for disabled children, their research unit was a major influence in the phenomenal development of the toy libraries self-help movement, they designed for and advised the toy industry, and they had their own family-run specialist toyshop. With this background, it is not surprising that their book on toys and playthings is both informative and entertaining on many different fronts. Richly observant, it follows the child’s development in play from using the mother or father as the ‘first and best toy’, through the exploratory and manipulative sequences, to the use of toys in ritual, symbolic or contemplative ways. Against this detailed understanding of ‘ordinary’ children’s growth points in play, the Newsons and their collaborators examine the special needs of disabled children, with a firm emphasis on how parents can help. What is more, in providing an intensely practical guide for the parents and teachers of the disabled child, they draw out comparative insights which are enlightening and absorbing for those whose children do not have such urgent problems. Once again the Newsons share with the reader the viewpoints and preoccupations of research workers in the field. There is indeed a continual sense of ‘work in progress’, and nowhere more than in the chapter on using toys for developmental assessment, where the reader is given a hot line to a laboratory (i.e. playroom) notes used in their own research unit at the time in a welcome move away from the rigid test-bound assessment of ‘special’ children. The book is enriched by the authors’ sharp awareness that the history of playthings has a far longer perspective than the history of child psychology. They are not basically interested in educational toys as such, but in all the objects, made or found, on which the child hones his skill, his reasoning powers, his imagination, his emotions or his sense of humour. Fairground baubles, joke toys and poppy-head dolls are as much a part of this book as bricks, sorting boxes and teddy bears. In the Newsons’ own words: ‘We hope that people who simply like toys as objects will find something in this book to interest them; we suspect, indeed, that liking toys will be what all readers, whatever their reason for opening the book, have in common’.

Prison

Author: Paul Western
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847538304
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Prison is a dark satire exploring themes of confinement and free will. In a hall-of-mirrors Britain, malcontents are held in the ancient, city-sized penitentiary known simply as Prison. Edwin Norris, a dissatisfied showbiz reporter, tries to launch a serious career by investigating the place, only to become a captive himself. Journeying through the grotesque dominions of Prison, Edwin is subject to re-education, joins a protest that becomes a riot and narrowly escapes being tortured to death. His injuries are healed only for him to be used in a medical experiment. Later, he witnesses the prostitution of inmates, tastes prison work and prison privilege. In the course of these episodes he encounters crooks and chancers, sadistic gaolers, evil scientists, drag queens, a mysterious helper, a lover and more. As his ordeal threatens to engulf him, Edwin questions the worth of his own existence. At the last, with an amnesty within reach, he makes a discovery that forces him to decide what to make of his life.

Rich Get Richer And The Poor Get Prison

Author: Jeffrey Reiman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344324
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The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Prison: A Reader is a selection of 25 articles ranging from newspaper stories that highlight issues to articles in professional journals. Articles cover the following topics: Crime Control in America A Crime by Any other Name...and the Poor get Prison To the Vanquished belong the Spoils Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice Professors who use the best-selling book written by Reiman and Leighton, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison , now in a ninth edition, have frequently asked for a reader. Where appropriate, articles have been edited to highlight the parts most relevant for the thesis of The Rich Get Richer. This book of readings can be used stand-alone, or as an accompaniment to the main text.

The Psychopath Test

Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101515167
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In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.