Author: Linda C. Gugin
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Part of the Indiana Historical Society's commemoration of the nineteenth state's bicentennial, Indiana's 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State recognizes the people who made enduring contributions to Indiana in its 200-year history. Written by historians, scholars, biographers, and independent researchers, the biographical essays in this book will enhance the public's knowledge and appreciation of those who made a difference in the lives of Hoosiers, the country, and even the world. Subjects profiled in the book include individuals from all fields of endeavor: law, politics, art, music, entertainment, literature, sports, education, business/industry, religion, science/invention/technology, as well as "the notorious."
A farmwife for 45 years, Rachel Peden believed that the family farm's best crop is a "harvest of the spirit." In Speak to the Earth, she looks at life—domestic and wild, human and critter—through the eyes of someone who witnesses nine seasons of the year rather than the typical four. Peden views the farm as "a place of opportunity simultaneous with obligation, an immaculate fitting-together of plant and animal life." Each year yields an abundance of small, priceless observations. Through her writings, Peden encourages readers to appreciate both the simple pleasures in life as well as the more profound qualities embodied in family and neighbors, mallards and ladybugs, possums and pigs, and the irresistible characteristics of old houses, local history, and changing times.
Author: Leila Monaghan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"The Second Edition of A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication presents key readings from the fields of cultural and linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and communication studies that explore the ways that interpersonal communication is socially and culturally mediated. Starting from the premise that interpersonal communication is inseparable from culture, the readings reveal the rich diversity of communicative practices of social communities within the U.S. and around the world. The fully-revised second edition features several new chapters that highlight interpersonal communication in a digital world, covering such topics as situated engagements with social media, text messaging, digitally simulated spaces, television, and public video-sharing sites. Other readings explore interpersonal interactions in wide-ranging settings that include high school slang in California, sports talk in New Zealand, Tuareg greetings in the Sahara Desert, avatar-mediated conversations in Second Life, frat talk at a Midwest college, whispered rumors about Nevada's top-secret Area 51, and many more. In addition, a variety of ethnographic case studies serve to heighten awareness of the reader's own interpersonal language practices. A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication, 2nd Edition, provides rich insights into the crucial role of culture in shaping our understanding of interpersonal communication. "--
Author: Madison, James H.
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
A supplemental textbook for middle and high school students, Hoosiers and the American Story provides intimate views of individuals and places in Indiana set within themes from American history. During the frontier days when Americans battled with and exiled native peoples from the East, Indiana was on the leading edge of America’s westward expansion. As waves of immigrants swept across the Appalachians and eastern waterways, Indiana became established as both a crossroads and as a vital part of Middle America. Indiana’s stories illuminate the history of American agriculture, wars, industrialization, ethnic conflicts, technological improvements, political battles, transportation networks, economic shifts, social welfare initiatives, and more. In so doing, they elucidate large national issues so that students can relate personally to the ideas and events that comprise American history. At the same time, the stories shed light on what it means to be a Hoosier, today and in the past.
Magic stirred in me, offering whatever I wanted. With little more than a thought and a gesture or two, I could make magic do anything. So long as I was willing to pay the price… Allison Beckstrom knows better than most that when magic’s involved, nothing’s free. She’s had to pay its price of migraines and forgetfulness while working as a Hound, tracing illegal spells back to their casters. And even though magic has stolen her recent memory—including her history with the man she supposedly fell in love with—Allie isn’t about to give up on Hounding, or the city she cares about. Then the police’s magic enforcement division asks her to consult on what seems to be a straightforward missing persons case. But what began as a way to make rent leads Allie into grave danger when the trail she’s following draws her into the dark underworld of criminals, ghosts, and blood magic. There, Allie discovers it will take more than just magic to survive. “We’re going to be hearing a lot more of Devon Monk.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs “Monk’s writing is addictive, and the only cure is more, more, more!” —New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Vincent
Author: Virginia Andrews
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family secrets
Young Lorelei Patio is determined to escape the eerie shadows of her past and her dark-willed father into a bright future filled with hope and love. Away from the darkness, Lorelei finds refuge amongst the tenants of elderly Mrs Winston, and when she meets her landlady's handsome grand-nephew, Liam, love soon blossoms. But try as she might, she can't seem to escape her past. Sinister nightmares weave through her nights and the hours of daylight seem incapable of protecting her from the perpetual terror that her father could find her and destroy her new life and everything she has come to hold dear. Virginia Andrews' breathtakingly seductive tale will hold readers captive in its irresistible spell.
Swingers and swappers, strippers and streetwalkers, sadists, masochists, and sexual mavericks of every persuasion; all are documented in this legendary expose of the diseased underbelly of '60s American society. The legendary sexology book that lent its name to the seminal New York rock'n'roll group THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, led by Lou Reed, whose songs were to mirror its themes of depravity and social malaise. Subjects range from mail-order pornography and prostitution to bondage and SM parties, orgies, and clandestine sex clubs. In 1966 the book was picked up on by Lou Reed, a young New York musician who had just formed a band, The Falling Spikes. Reed immediately changed the band's name to The Velvet Underground, became Andy Warhol's house band, wrote a raft of songs based on sleaze and the demi-monde, and the rest is history..."