The Choice The Sacrifice

Autor: Edward Huff
ISBN: 9781440104206
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Adventure/Romance story of an religiously patriotic young man from Central Utah uniquely involves his love for a girl, Angelina, and her twin sister, Marina from El Salvador. Young man John, is involved in an incident when he first meets Angelina where she is severally injured. She strangely disappears, but magically reappears to welcome him home six years later, when he returns after doing missionary work in San Diego for two years. They are convinced that they are to marry but are prevented from doing so by her father. Three years later, he pilots an airplane loaded with guns and ammunition for the rebels in the terrible civil war in El Salvador and crashes He is severely injured and nursed back to health by Marina, the twin of Angelina, and her brother, Pedro. The struggles that occur between John and these twins, not having seen each other for 19 years, are bizarre to say the least. The story follows the two families; John and his family from the US and the twin's family from El Salvador. It provides a view of the conditions, economically and politically, in El Salvador that made this tiny country the key in the struggle of the US against further intrusion of communism in this hemisphere beyond Cuba. As a result the US Embassy in El Salvador is the second largest in the world even thought El Salvador is the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere. This story deals with root causes of the incursion of large numbers of Central Americans (El Salvadorians primarily) and Mexicans into the U.S., Legal and illegal.

Reproductive Health And Maternal Sacrifice

Autor: Pam Lowe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137472936
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This book demonstrates that the symbol of maternal sacrifice is the notion that 'proper' women put the welfare of children, whether born, in utero or not conceived, over and above any choices and desires of their own. The idea of maternal sacrifice acts as powerful signifier in judging women's behaviour that goes beyond necessary care for any children. The book traces its presence in various aspects of reproductive health, from contraception to breastfeeding. Pam Lowe shows how although nominally choices are presented to women around reproductive health, maternal sacrifice is used to discipline women into conforming to specific norms, reasserting traditional forms of womanhood. This has significant implications for women's autonomy. Women can resist or reject this disciplinary position when making reproductive decisions, but in doing so, they may be positioned as transgressing and/or need to justify their decisions. The book will be of great interest to scholars of sociology, gender studies and health studies.

Tomb Raider Volume 2 2017

Autor: Mariko Tamaki
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630085723
File Size: 32,58 MB
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Following the events of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft's life hasn't gotten any easier! When Lara gets word that Sam Nishimura has escaped from a mental hospital, she drops everything to help her friend. But after an encounter with the Order of Trinity, she realizes that things are more complicated than she thought. Haunted by her memories of Yamati, Lara is determined to rescue her friend. But the specter of Himiko the Sun Queen looms large in Sam's life, and threatens to consume her completely! Collecting the entire second arc of the Tomb Raider comic series, issues #7-#12! Written by Eisner Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki

A Daring Sacrifice

Autor: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310749131
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In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she's grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise.

The Choice Of Sacrifice

Autor: Thaïs L
ISBN: 9781973147459
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Judi veille depuis toujours sur sa soeur Kelly.Son seul projet est de lui offrir un avenir qui la sortira des m�andres du pass�.Un d�m�nagement, une nouvelle vie. Tout aurait pu se concr�tiser si elles n'avaient pas �lu domicile dans cette ville. Prises entre deux clubs rivaux, boulevers�es par des sentiments incontr�lables, qui de la famille, l'amour ou la v�rit� l'emportera?

The Lost Prince

Autor: Selden Edwards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101590971
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“The Lost Prince can stand independently of The Little Book … but why deprive yourself of the pleasures of reading both?” —Booklist Recently returned from fin de siècle Vienna, where she tragically lost the first great love of her life, Eleanor Burden settles into her expected place in Boston society, marries a suitable husband, and waits for life to come to her. Eleanor’s story is not unlike that of the other young women she grew up with in 1890’s Boston, except for one difference: Eleanor believes herself to have advance knowledge of every major historical event to come in her lifetime. But soon Eleanor’s script of events begins to unravel, and she must find the courage of her deepest convictions, discover the difference between predetermination and free will, find faith in her own sanity, and decide whether she will allow history to unfold come what may — or use her extraordinary gifts to bend history and deliver the life she is meant to have.

The Question Of Sacrifice

Autor: Dennis King Keenan
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253217691
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Keenan (Fairfield Univ.) has written a book on Emmanuel Levinas and journal articles on Nietzsche, Levinas, Derrida, and Kristeva. In the chapters of this new work, he treats these authors and more in a manner that reflects an almost excessive erudition and layered approach to the field of Continental philosophy. Full of irony, paradox, allusion, and parentheses, this collection of essays is finally short on clarity or coherence. Keenan squeezes out a lot of sparks, but offers little of the kind of illuminating light that advances understanding beyond cleverness and wordplay. Much of the writing in this book paraphrases the usual suspects' takes on each other, and on other well-known Continental philosophers, on topics relating (sometimes only vaguely) to sacrifice. The book is more like a whirlwind tour through a well-constructed bibliography than a sustained, nuanced, theoretical discussion of a more-or-less clear question. Some in the Continental philosophy community still find this style of writing satisfying. Those who may desire more light than heat will find this book a puzzling caricature of Continental writing. Summing Up: Optional. Graduate students and above. Not Recommended. Reviewed by P. Amato.

Blood Sacrifice And The Nation

Autor: Carolyn Marvin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521626095
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This compelling book argues that American patriotism is a civil religion of blood sacrifice, which periodically kills its children to keep the group together. The flag is the sacred object of this religion; its sacrificial imperative is a secret which the group keeps from itself to survive. Expanding Durkheim's theory of the totem taboo as the organizing principle of enduring groups, Carolyn Marvin uncovers the system of sacrifice and regeneration which constitutes American nationalism, shows why historical instances of these rituals succeed or fail in unifying the group, and explains how mass media are essential to the process. American culture is depicted as ritually structured by a fertile center and sacrificial borders of death. Violence plays a key part in its identity. In essence, nationalism is neither quaint historical residue nor atavistic extremism, but a living tradition which defines American life.

A War Of Choice Honour Hubris And Sacrifice

Autor: Jack Fairweather
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409029727
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Tony Blair always claimed that history would judge his decision to invade Iraq. This revelatory and at times jaw-dropping account of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reveals the truth about our soldiers' battle for survival. Jack Fairweather details the cost of the war, set agaisnt a backdrop of misunderstanding, beaurocracy and an overwhelming clash of cultures. From the embattled British outposts and insurgent hideouts of southern Iraq to the intense debates the war provoked inside 10 Downing Street and the Whitehouse, here is the terrifying truth about Britain’s involvement in Iraq.

Sacrifice In The Modern World

Autor: David Pan
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810128160
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A landmark book, David Pan’s Sacrifice in the Modern World seeks to explain the continuing emphasis, in modern times, on sacrifice. Pan specifically turns to the culture of sacrifice—ritualized and sanctified death—in Nazi Germany, showing how that regime co-opted an existing discussion of sacrifice and infused it with its own mythology. Pan suggests that sacrifice is a key value in every society but that there is a preponderance of association of sacrifice with Nazi culture and therefore a largely pejorative treatment of sacrifice. Surveying the arguments of philosopher Alfred Baeumler and other symptomatic Nazi texts, Pan shows how the Nazis’ reactionary intellectual culture unraveled much of the Enlightenment project. In so doing, he is able to offer a compelling new perspective on basic theoretical concepts in the work of Kant, Nietzsche, Adorno, Bataille, Girard, and others. He posits that it is only by clearing our way through the Nazis’ misuse of sacrifice that we can understand the durability of sacrificial structures that—following several of the theorists he discusses— establish the fundamental values by which we live our lives. Rather than condemning the Nazi appeal to sacrifice itself, this book looks at the particular ways in which sacrifice was distributed and structured within that society. All cultures must grapple with the existential violence of the human condition, and they frequently do so through aesthetic treatments of sacrifice, rooted in myths and traditions. Pan argues that our task is not to eradicate these traditions but to engage them by carefully evaluating the commitments and values that they imply.