Publisher: Oberon Books
Scottee grew up around strong, brave and violent men and boys. Bravado is his memoir of working-class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by a sheep in wolves’ clothing, exploring the graphic nature of maleness and the extent it will go to succeed. Blood, spit and tears are set against the drunken backdrop of aggressive sensitivity and Oasis songs. (This text is not for the weak hearted – it includes graphic accounts of violence, abuse, assault and sex.)
Author: Peter Frensdorf
Bravado is a work of fiction rich in glamour and intimacy, set against a backdrop of the high-pressure world of the rich and famous. Jennifer Barrows is a young freelance reporter who meets Paul Berg, a young boxer who surprises her with his character and down-to-earth nature. Jennifer is immediately attracted to Paul and doesn't understand why at the end of their evening together, he snubs her obvious sexual attraction to him, leaving her frustrated. In her anger, she writes an article that is highly critical of Paul.This leads to the couple separating and going their separate ways. Jennifer's life takes a twist she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams. One day, attending a concert of the famous pop-star Domino, Paul cannot believe his eyes, because that girl is.... his Jennifer!The story is ripping along, and there is always something happening to keep the reader turning the pages, desperate to find out what happens next.
Author: Alicia Meadowes
Publisher: Hachette UK
It was not a marriage made in heaven. It was a union decreed in her will by Aunt Sophie. She planned to end the feud between two branches of her family by naming joint heirs. Valentin Vicount Ardsmore, and Nicole Harcourt, daughter of his disgraced uncle and a French ballet dancer, would inherit Aunt Sophie's fortune only if they married each other.
Author: Nina Burri
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
Category: Political Science
In Bravery or Bravado? The Protection of News Providers in Armed Conflict, Nina Burri offers the first comprehensive analysis on how international law protects professional and citizen journalists, photographers, cameramen and their support staff during times of war.
A Poetry Anthology
Author: Matthew Chau
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
a small collection of personal poetry - for only eyes who wish to seek it.
From Africa to America
Author: Faye Z Belgrave,Kevin W Allison
African American Psychology, written by Faye Z. Belgrave & Kevin W. Allison, serves as an integrated resource that is sure to spark many such discussions about contemporary theory and research in this rapidly expanding field. Considering both the traditional American psychology literature as well as the more recent Africentric scholarship, this book offers comprehensive coverage of the research and theory that have developed over the past two decades. African American Psychology offers a timely broad-based overview of key topics and research specifically relevant to the psychology of African American culture.
Author: John Walter Paisley
Category: African Americans
Endurance Planet's Big Book of Bravado
Author: Ben Greenfield
Publisher: Price World Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Are you ready to be inspired? This book contains amazing tales of extreme endurance from athletes around the globe. These aren't pros or elites - these are everyday people who decided to step outside their comfort zone and attempt to achieve the extraordinary. You'll get to read stories that include: - An amateur athlete's emotional journey through his first 50 mile race. - An amazing weight loss journey that resulted in crossing the Ironman finish line with just 34 seconds to spare. - A heart that begins to fail during the heat of competition in an ultra-endurance event. - The 7 million steps of a Pacific Crest Trail adventure. - An HIV+ triathlete who defies the odds and keeps on competing. - The story of an epic 155 mile bicycle climb. - An office manager who runs the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu. - And much more! Brought to you by EndurancePlanet.com, the web's top source of endurance sports fanaticism, this book is guaranteed to thrill, amaze, entertain and inspire.
Author: Stu Armstrong
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Stu Armstrong is an exciting new author from the North East of England. His first book 'The Diaries of a Doorman - A Collection of True Short Stories', released in December 2013 has been a surprise smash hit and gained Amazons prestigious 5 star review rating. Stu was so overwhelmed by the amazing response from his readers and the demand for a second book in the series that, 'The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 2 - Bouncers & Bravado' is now here! Back by popular demand with the next instalment of Diaries of a Doorman, 'The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 2 - Bouncers & Bravado' is a further collection of true short stories based on the years that Armstrong has worked on the doors in the UK and abroad. This book is another real insight into the funny, tragic and completely bizarre people and experiences encountered by a Doorman. Yes, maybe there is a bit of artistic license in there, but only a bit. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, and the guilty! Far from just more of the same Armstrong delves deeper and darker into the murky world of Bouncers both in the UK & Abroad, with his unique writing style developing this, the second instalment of 'The Diaries of a Doorman' is sure to be another critically acclaimed smash hit. For more information about the Author Stu Armstrong please visit www.stuarmstrong.com or find us on Facebook www.fb.com/stuarmstrongauthor www.fb.com/bookdoorman www.fb.com/bookdoorman2 and follow Stu on Twitter @ukbouncers
Author: Ildefonso Soto, Jr.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
In a world where American organized crime once dominated the Chicago streets with an iron fist, hitmen Sebastian, Fabian and Khan Rodriguez, along with their childhood best friend, Franco "Frankie" Alvarez are still in the game. But everything comes crashing down when they find themselves set up on a hit gone wrong, forcing them on the lam from their employer, the only remaining powerful Jewish Mafia. Given the green light to hunt them down and return them back to Chicago, dead or alive, the Rodriguez brothers' childhood friend, Sean "Red" McLoughlin, tracks them across the Midwest. He is confronted with the discouraging task of choosing family over friendship, and uncovering a disheartening truth that questions his integrity and loyalty.
The Conversation Continues
Author: Adria Y. Goldman,VaNatta S. Ford,Alexa A. Harris,Natasha R. Howard
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues provides cutting-edge research in its analysis of the representation of Black women in popular culture and the potential implications of those images and messages. This compilation inspires critical thought and adds to the discussion on the various roles of Black women in popular culture.
10-11 years. Level B
Author: Jude Scott
Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications
Category: Language arts (Primary)
An intensive language study program designed to increase reading and spelling expertise through exploring a multitude of phonetic possibilites. For students with a spelling and reading age of 10-11 years.
Abenteuer Afrika - allein vom Kap nach Kairo
Author: Alexander Bernhardt
Category: Africa, East
Author: Voss Bravado
In this collection of text messages in print, Voss Bravado shares the importance and meaning of another person in his life. It is both romantic and comical at times, but mostly it lets her know she is being thought of on a daily basis. This is a book compiled with well-received messages sent by Voss to the woman that shares his goals of balancing romance, a career, raising children, while challenging each other to pursue greater possibilities together and as individuals.
Bravado of Deceit, Anger, Sexism, and Racism
Author: Francis Green Jr
Louisianan Frank Grima is only ten when he has his first encounter with a white policeman. Shocked at the anger the officer displays simply because Frank is of another color, he runs home to his mama, who makes him faithfully promise that he will always obey the law. Eleven years later, Frank joins the Acadian City police force young, naïve, and hungry for knowledge. It is August 28, 1970, and Frank knows he has no choice but to strive for excellence. His life depends on it. Vietnam veteran Peter Hillman is hired the same day as Frank. Although he has good intentions of rendering justice and making a difference in his community, Peter carries psychological baggage that has the potential to greatly impact his career. As the two recruits begin protecting and serving, they soon learn that racism, anger, and cynicism are prevalent among the ranks. Even though Frank shuns the drama, controversy, and endless dilemmas that surround the force, being a black cop in the Deep South is more challenging than he ever imagined. In this compelling tale based on true events, police officers labor to render good and sometimes appalling wrongs onto the citizens of Acadian, and eventually discover that there will always be lost lions behind the badges.
Author: Natalya Lusty,Julian Murphet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Modernism and Masculinity explores the varied dimensions and manifestations of masculinity in modernist literature and culture.
Brilliance and Bravado, 1697-1766
Author: James R. Brandon,Samuel L. Leiter
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Performing Arts
Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement in Japanese theatre studies, being the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in twenty-five years. Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era. Volume 1 consists of thirteen plays that showcase early kabuki's scintillating and boisterous styles of performance and illustrates the contrasting dramatic techniques cultivated by actors in Edo (Tokyo) and Kamigata (Osaka and Kyoto). The twelve plays translated in Volume 2 cover a brief period, but one that saw important developments in kabuki architecture, acting, dance, and the manipulation of characters and themes. As the series title indicates, the plays were translated to capture the vivacity of performances on stage. The translations, each accompanied by a thorough introduction that contextualizes the play, are based not only on published texts, but performance scripts and the study of the plays as they are performed in theatres today. Each volume is lavishly illustrated with rare woodblock prints in full color of Tokugawa- and Meiji-period productions as well as color and black-and-white photographs of contemporary performances. Published with the assistance of the Nippon Foundation.