Making a Tinderbox


Author: Emma Sterner-Radley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781999702953
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 635
The impulsive Lady Elisandrine 'Elise' Falk doesn't want to follow dusty old conventions and marry the boring prince. It isn't until she meets Nessa Clay, a shy and insecure farmer's daughter who wants to chase her dreams in the big city, that she decides they should both run away from their respective homes. Their differences should keep them apart and yet they find themselves magnetically drawn to each other, no matter how hard they resist their increasing longing for each other. In the modern and dangerous city of Nightport, brimming with exciting innovations in clockwork and steam power, strange events start to surround them. Unknown men ask questions regarding their whereabouts and small packages wrapped neatly in midnight blue paper with white ribbon start to arrive. With the help of some new friends they meet along the way, Elise and Nessa start to unravel the mysteries - and their feelings for one another.

    • Health & Fitness

Tinderbox

How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It
Author: Craig Timberg,Daniel Halperin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101560614
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 432
View: 339
In this groundbreaking narrative, longtime Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg and award-winning AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin tell the surprising story of how Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic and then fanned its rise. Drawing on remarkable new science, Tinderbox overturns the conventional wisdom on the origins of this deadly pandemic and the best ways to fight it today. Recent genetic studies have traced the birth of HIV to the forbidding equatorial forests of Cameroon, where chimpanzees carried the virus for millennia without causing a major outbreak in humans. During the Scramble for Africa, colonial companies blazed new routes through the jungle in search of rubber and other riches, sending African porters into remote regions rarely traveled before. It was here that humans first contracted the strain of HIV that would eventually cause 99 percent of AIDS deaths around the world. Western powers were key actors in turning a localized outbreak into a sprawling epidemic as bustling new trade routes, modern colonial cities, and the rise of prostitution sped the virus across Africa. Christian missionaries campaigned to suppress polygamy, but left in its place fractured sexual cultures that proved uncommonly vulnerable to HIV. Equally devastating was the gradual loss of the African ritual of male circumcision, which recent studies have shown offers significant protection against infection. Timberg and Halperin argue that the same Western hubris that marked the colonial era has hamstrung the effort to fight HIV. From the United Nations AIDS program to the Bush administration's historic relief campaign, global health officials have favored well-meaning Western approaches--abstinence campaigns, condom promotion, HIV testing--that have proven ineffective in slowing the epidemic in Africa. Meanwhile they have overlooked homegrown African initiatives aimed squarely at the behaviors spreading the virus. In a riveting narrative that stretches from colonial Leopoldville to 1980s San Francisco to South Africa today, Tinderbox reveals how human hands unleashed this epidemic and can now overcome it, if only we learn the lessons of the past.

    • History

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation


Author: Robert W. Fieseler
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631491652
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 4475
An essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community. Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue- collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic—families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors’ needs—revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs.

    • Fiction

Tinderbox


Author: Rachel Grant
Publisher: Janus Publishing
ISBN: 1944571051
Category: Fiction
Page: 302
View: 3424

Witches in the Tinderbox

The Succubus Realm
Author: Richard Mikolitch
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514727065
Category:
Page: 220
View: 4165
Succubus are demons who seduce common men through their dreams to do deplorable acts when they awake. The men, while guilty of these crimes have no recollection of them. One common man who travels in the same town through different times is captured by the allure of such a being. His only hope of escape is with a witch who falls in love with him at the cost of her own identity.

    • Children's literature

Classic Children's Tales Volume 1

The Princess Who Never Laughed, the Fair Shoemaker, Miss Molly Squeak, Sleeping Beauty, the Tinderbox
Author: Edcon Publishing
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781555765217
Category: Children's literature
Page: 32
View: 5911
Soft-Cover 32 pg. book contains these fairy tales: The Princess Who Never Laughed; The Fairy Shoemaker; Miss Molly Squeak; Sleeping Beauty; The Tinderbox. Enjoy a delightful excursion into the wonderful world of make-believe, where fairytales and old favorite stories come vividly to life.

The Snow Queen


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465613544
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7261
You must attend to the commencement of this story, for when we get to the end we shall know more than we do now about a very wicked hobgoblin; he was one of the very worst, for he was a real demon. One day, when he was in a merry mood, he made a looking-glass which had the power of making everything good or beautiful that was reflected in it almost shrink to nothing, while everything that was worthless and bad looked increased in size and worse than ever. The most lovely landscapes appeared like boiled spinach, and the people became hideous, and looked as if they stood on their heads and had no bodies. Their countenances were so distorted that no one could recognize them, and even one freckle on the face appeared to spread over the whole of the nose and mouth. The demon said this was very amusing. When a good or pious thought passed through the mind of any one it was misrepresented in the glass; and then how the demon laughed at his cunning invention. All who went to the demon's school- for he kept a school- talked everywhere of the wonders they had seen, and declared that people could now, for the first time, see what the world and mankind were really like. They carried the glass about everywhere, till at last there was not a land nor a people who had not been looked at through this distorted mirror. They wanted even to fly with it up to heaven to see the angels, but the higher they flew the more slippery the glass became, and they could scarcely hold it, till at last it slipped from their hands, fell to the earth, and was broken into millions of pieces. But now the looking-glass caused more unhappiness than ever, for some of the fragments were not so large as a grain of sand, and they flew about the world into every country. When one of these tiny atoms flew into a person's eye, it stuck there unknown to him, and from that moment he saw everything through a distorted medium, or could see only the worst side of what he looked at, for even the smallest fragment retained the same power which had belonged to the whole mirror. Some few persons even got a fragment of the looking-glass in their hearts, and this was very terrible, for their hearts became cold like a lump of ice. A few of the pieces were so large that they could be used as window-panes; it would have been a sad thing to look at our friends through them. Other pieces were made into spectacles; this was dreadful for those who wore them, for they could see nothing either rightly or justly. At all this the wicked demon laughed till his sides shook- it tickled him so to see the mischief he had done. There were still a number of these little fragments of glass floating about in the air, and now you shall hear what happened with one of them.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Princess and the Pea


Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Kari James
Publisher: Twin Sisters®
ISBN: 1625815476
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 2930
Simple text and captivating illustrations are paired with beautiful music and fun sound-effects to help tell the classic tale of "The Princess and the Pea." Prince Fastidious travels the world to find his perfect princess. But something is not quite right about any of them. They either talk too much, or not at all. Some are too old for him, or too young. Others are spoiled or have too many noisy, little dogs. Find out what happens when Princess Rose accidentally comes to the castle at night because of a fierce storm. How does she prove to the Queen that she’s a real princess? A happy ending adds interest to this fairy tale and encourages a lifelong love for reading.

    • Lesbians

Long-Distance Coffee


Author: Emma Sterner-Radley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783955339104
Category: Lesbians
Page: 200
View: 1139
Personal trainer Erin lives a solitary life plagued by insomnia. One sleepless night on social media she is drawn to Isabella, a former CEO-turned-writer in Florida. Over midnight cups of coffee, they form an instant bond that will change everything. A long-distance lesbian romance about closing the distance.

    • Fiction

Louisa Meets Bear

Stories
Author: Lisa Gornick
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374710260
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 8435
When Louisa and Bear meet at Princeton in 1975, sparks fly. Louisa is the sexually adventurous daughter of a geneticist, Bear the volatile son of a plumber. They dive headfirst into a passionate affair that will alter the course of their lives, changing how they define themselves in the years and relationships that follow. Lisa Gornick's Louisa Meets Bear is a gripping novel in interconnected stories from an author whose work "starts off like a brush fire and then engulfs and burns with fury" (The Huffington Post). Reading Louisa Meets Bear is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, as we uncover the subtle and startling connections between new characters and the star-crossed lovers. We meet a daughter who stabs her mother when she learns the truth about her father, a wife who sees herself clearly after finding a man dead on her office floor, a mother who discovers a girl in her teenage son's bed. Each character is striking, each rendered with Gornick's trademark sympathy and psychological acuity. We follow them over the course of a half century, from San Francisco to New York City and from Guatemala to Venice, through pregnancies, tragedies, and revelations, until we return to Louisa and Bear. With flawed and deeply human characters, and piercing insight into the lives of women, Louisa Meets Bear grapples with whether we can--or can't--choose how and whom we love.

Coffee and Conclusions


Author: EMMA. STERNER-RADLEY
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783955339302
Category:
Page: 292
View: 2648
Love brought introverted personal trainer Erin together online with writer and mother of one, Isabella. Their relationship blossoms as the physical distance between them shrinks. But now Erin's surfacing insecurities and Isabella's manipulative mother could tear them apart. Will their midnight coffees get them through?

    • Fairy tales

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F


Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334429
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 1160
View: 6132
Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Steadfast Tin Soldier


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781596793460
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 5875
The perilous adventures of a toy soldier who loves a paper dancing girl culminate in tragedy for both of them.

    • Performing Arts

Animation: A World History

Volume I: Foundations - The Golden Age
Author: Giannalberto Bendazzi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131752084X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 226
View: 989
A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. Volume I traces the roots and predecessors of modern animation, the history behind Émile Cohl's Fantasmagorie, and twenty years of silent animated films. Encompassing the formative years of the art form through its Golden Age, this book accounts for animation history through 1950 and covers everything from well-known classics like Steamboat Willie to animation in Egypt and Nazi Germany. With a wealth of new research, hundreds of photographs and film stills, and an easy-to-navigate organization, this book is essential reading for all serious students of animation history.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Tinder


Author: Sally Gardner
Publisher: Orion Children's
ISBN: 9781780621487
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
View: 6749
Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires? Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Ugly Duckling


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 8771326685
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 47
View: 1288
Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

    • Social Science

The Up Stairs Lounge Arson

Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973
Author: Clayton Delery-Edwards
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786479531
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 1079
On June 24, 1973, a fire in a New Orleans gay bar killed 32 people. This still stands as the deadliest fire in the city's history. Though arson was suspected, and though the police identified a likely culprit, no arrest was ever made. Additionally, government and religious leaders who normally would have provided moral leadership at a time of crisis were either silent or were openly disdainful of the dead, most of whom were gay men. Based upon review of hundreds of primary and secondary sources, including contemporary news accounts, interviews with former patrons of the lounge, and the extensive documentary trail left behind by the criminal investigations, The Up Stairs Lounge Arson tells the story of who used to go to this bar, what happened on the day of the fire, what course the investigations took, why an arrest was never made, and what the lasting effects of the fire have been.

    • Social Science

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Traditions and Texts from around the World
Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692543
Category: Social Science
Page: 1590
View: 3323
Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

    • Fairy tales

The Red Shoes


Author: Hans Christian Anderson,Joy Cowley
Publisher: Big and SMALL
ISBN: 9781921790867
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 32
View: 8528
A poor girl, adopted by a rich old woman after the death of her mother, grows up to be vain and spoilt. She buys a pair of red shoes and wears them everywhere, even when she is asked not to. Because of her disobedience, the shoes become cursed and the girl must dance continuously, unable to remove the red shoes.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Little Match Girl


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 8771326812
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
View: 9029
Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.