Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote by Breanne Fahs

By Breanne Fahs

Too drastic, too loopy, too "out there," too early, too past due, too broken, too much—Valerie Solanas has been disregarded yet by no means forgotten. She has develop into, unwittingly, a figurehead for women's unexpressed rage, and stands on the middle of many worlds. She inhabited Andy Warhol's manufacturing unit scene, circulated between feminists and the countercultural underground, charged males funds for dialog, despised "daddy's girls," and defined a imaginative and prescient for radical gender dystopia.

Known for capturing Andy Warhol in 1968 and for writing the polemical diatribe SCUM Manifesto, Solanas is likely one of the most renowned girls of her era. SCUM Manifesto—which estimated ATMs, test-tube infants, the web, and synthetic insemination lengthy ahead of they existed—has offered extra copies, and has been translated into extra languages, than approximately all different feminist texts of its time.

Shockingly little paintings has interrogated Solanas's lifestyles. This booklet is the 1st biography approximately Solanas, together with unique interviews with kin, acquaintances (and enemies), and various dwelling Warhol affiliates. It unearths fabulous information about her lifestyles: the kids approximately nobody knew she had, her force for regulate over her personal writing and copyright, and her elusive own relationships.

Valerie Solanas addresses how this period replaced the area and depicts an iconic determine whose lifestyles is right away tragic and remarkable.

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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: Or, the Escape of by Ellen Craft, William Craft

By Ellen Craft, William Craft

This compelling narrative bargains a firsthand account of a couple's extraordinary flight from slavery within the antebellum South. William and Ellen Craft devised a bold plan within which the light-skinned spouse disguised herself as a guy and the husband posed as her servant. This short memoir recounts their trip northward in 1848, after they made their option to Philadelphia and later settled in Boston, the place they have been lively in abolitionist circles.
Originally released in 1860, the Crafts' account in their break out was once a right away luck. Their tale bargains attention-grabbing insights into problems with race, gender, and sophistication in nineteenth-century the USA.

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Mickey Cohen. The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious by Tere Tereba

By Tere Tereba

This biography of star gangster Mickey Cohen digs earlier the sensational headlines to carry a awesome tale of a guy who captivated, corrupted, and terrorized la for a generation.

When Bugsy Siegel used to be murdered, his henchman Mickey Cohen took over the illegal activity in l. a.. Mickey Cohen attained such energy and dominance from the past due Forties until eventually 1976 that he was once a customary above-the-fold newspaper identify, amassing a notable count number of greater than 1,000 front-pages in l. a. papers by myself, and was once featured in hundreds of thousands of articles in nationwide and overseas periodicals. His tale and the background of mid-century L.A. are inextricably intertwined.

Mickey Cohen is a seductive, premium-octane combination of precise crime and Hollywood that spins round a wildly eccentric mob boss. writer Tere Tereba can provide stories of excessive lifestyles, excessive drama, and hugely positioned politicians, between them RFK and Richard Nixon, in addition to revelations approximately numerous icons,...

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When Women Kill: Questions of Agency and Subjectivity by Belinda Morrissey

By Belinda Morrissey

Why are we so reluctant to think that ladies can suggest to kill? in keeping with case-studies from the united states, united kingdom and Australia, this publication appears to be like on the ways that girl killers are developed within the media, in legislations and in feminist discourse virtually always as sufferers instead of actors within the crimes they devote. Morrissey argues that by way of denying the potential of girl organisation in crimes of torture, rape and homicide, feminist theorists are, with the easiest of intentions, truly denying girls the entire freedom to be human. Case stories conceal between others the battered spouse, Pamela Sainsbury, who garrotted her husband as he slept, the serial killer, Aileen Wournos, who killed seven middle-aged males in Florida among 1989 and 1990, Tracey Wiggington, the so-called "lesbian vampire killer", and Karla Homolka who helped her husband kill teenage ladies in St. Catherines Ontario in 1993.

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Death in December. The Story of Sophie Toscan du Plantier by Michael Sheridan

By Michael Sheridan

On 23 December 1996, the physique of Sophie Toscan du Plantier was once chanced on outdoor her distant vacation cottage close to Schull in West Cork. The assault have been savage and cruel. The homicide prompted surprise waves in her local France and within the quiet Cork geographical region that she had selected as her retreat from the high-flying way of life of the movie company during which she and her husband combined. 16 years later, and regardless of an in depth research, the killer of Sophie remains to be at huge and the dossier is still open. demise in December is the interesting and compelling tale of ways an self sustaining and gorgeous lady sought peace and sanctuary and as a substitute came across violence and the final word terror. It supplies a chilling profile of the killer whom pyschologists think will strike back.

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Surviving the International War Zone: Security Lessons by Robert R. Rail

By Robert R. Rail

Few individuals are larger in a position to describe the best way to continue to exist in a warfare region than those that have noticeable, skilled, and lived it first-hand. produced from a set of unique tales from overseas members, Surviving the overseas struggle area: protection classes discovered and tales from Police and army Peacekeeping Forces contains precise money owed of incredible eventualities which can in simple terms take place in war-torn and conflict-ridden areas.

Presenting money owed written by means of army and law enforcement officials who lived in numerous harmful areas internationally, the e-book bargains an inside of examine the lives of the officials and the area people residing within the struggle sector surroundings. overlaying many elements of everyday life, the booklet is helping readers know how to outlive in lethal terrain.

With contributions from infantrymen and legislation enforcement body of workers from thirteen assorted international locations who've lived and served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, Cambodia, Haiti, and Liberia, the e-book contains functional counsel for daily existence in a struggle region. It examines subject matters such as:

  • Surviving severe temperatures and staying fit
  • Interacting with the indigenous inhabitants and cultural awareness
  • Adjusting to the demanding situations of restricted expertise and assets
  • Protecting oneself from the upcoming hazard of violence that's found in all war-torn regions

Enhanced with pictures from the warfare area, the tales during this quantity diversity from debts of unspeakable torture, to descriptions of deplorable residing stipulations, to moments of humor. the various tales will make you snort; others might make you cry. finally, the ebook offers an unprecedented perception into the whole variety of deep-seated and occasionally conflicting feelings of the folks who've lived and served in battle zones and feature come domestic to inform approximately it.

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Forensic Art Essentials: A Manual for Law Enforcement by Lois Gibson

By Lois Gibson

The call for for forensic paintings utilization in investigations is quickly increasing because of media consciousness. regardless of this truth, so far no publication completely explains how one can comic strip a suspect's face from a witness' reminiscence. Forensic artwork necessities teaches artists to extract details from a witness or sufferer a few face they've got obvious, and bring a picture more than enough to steer detectives to the felony being defined. After analyzing this publication, someone with enough drawing talents should be capable of research the instruments essential to boost his or her talents as a forensic artist. guide specializes in an evidence of concepts for numerous eventualities and contains using case reports of exact occasions and the way they need to be dealt with. also, Forensic artwork necessities covers cranium reconstructions of unidentified homicide sufferers and age progressions to assist within the apprehension of identified fugitives. The publication additionally offers step by step illustrations of the way to reconstruct a face from a cranium, and provides options to a large number of universal difficulties that take place within the box. With 500 full-color illustrations, this publication is an important instrument for any forensic artist. * offers perception as to the right way to responsibly interview and extract details from eye-witnesses and sufferers to improve exact composite sketches* 500 illustrations, many complete colour, express examples of varied demanding situations in constructing sketches and reconstructing from skulls* Serves as a advisor for forensic paintings execs in addition to a choice to legislation enforcement firms to extend using this necessary forensic instrument

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