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Face Off

By David Baldacci, Various
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David Baldacci, Various
In this unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's favourite crime writers bring you original, co-written short stories featuring their much-loved series characters. FACE OFF includes the first meeting of Ian Rankin's Rebus and Peter James' Roy Grace; a case for Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, as well as a page-turning mystery starring Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Joseph Finder's Nick Heller. Edited by international bestseller David Baldacci, this exclusive page-turning collection is one of a kind. Read on to discover the full list of author and character pairings:Lee Child's Jack Reacher + Joseph Finder's Nick HellerIan Rankin's John Rebus + Peter James' Roy GraceMichael Connelly's Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch + Dennis Lehane's Patrick KenzieJeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme + John Sanford's Lucas DavenportLinwood Barclay's Glen Garber + Raymond Khoury's Sean ReillyLinda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper + Steve Martini's Paul MadrianiSteve Berry's Cotton Malone + James Rollins' Gray PierceLisa Gardner's D.D. Warren + MJ Rose's Malachai SamuelsT. Jefferson Parker's Joe Trona and John Lescroart's Wyatt HuntHeather Graham's Michael Quinn + F. Paul Wilson's Repairman JackDouglas Preston/Lincoln Child's Aloysius Pendergast + R.L. Stine's Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy
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Free Expression in the Age of the Internet

By Jeremy Lipschultz
Authors:
Jeremy Lipschultz
In Free Expression in the Age of the Internet , Jeremy Lipschultz investigates the Internet and its potential for profound change, analyzing the use of its technology from social, political, and economic perspectives. Lipschultz provides new insights on traditional legal concepts such as marketplace of ideas, social responsibility, and public interest, arguing that from a communication theory perspective, free expression is constrained by social norms and conformity.Lipschultz explores social limits on free expression by first examining history of print and electronic media law and regulation. He utilizes the gatekeeping metaphor, the spiral of silence, and diffusion theory to explore current data on the Internet. He uses Reno v. ACLU (1997) as a case study of current First Amendment thinking. This book includes recent evidence, including samples of content from Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge, and the investigation of President Clinton as it unfolded on the World Wide Web.The analysis is related to broader issues about Internet content, including commercial and other communication. The new technologies raise new questions about legal and social definitions of concepts such as privacy. Free expression is explored in this book under the umbrella of a global, commercial economy that places importance on legal rights such as copyright, even where those rights limit free flow of ideas.The Internet places free expression on two tracks. On the one hand, corporate players are developing cyberspace as a new mass media. On the other hand, the Internet is virtual space where individuals have the power to connect and communicate with others in ways never before seen. This ground-breaking text advancing new media scholarship uses the most current case studies from the Internet to show free expression in practice today. Lipshultz presents a relevant and efficacious social communication theory of free expression which critically examines the necessary factors involved in comprehensive policy analysis and enactment.
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Fathers

By Ursula Owen
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Ursula Owen
Of all the formative human relationships, the one between father and daughter is least written about, especially from the daughter's point of view. With contributions from Angela Carter, Doris Lessing, Grace Paley, Michele Roberts and others, this book is a collage of memoirs and polemic, stories and poems, describing experiences which range from the most intense loyalty and love to the dark and painful areas of paternal tyranny and incest. These writers have produced fascinating and sometimes shocking insights into what is probably the most unresolved relationship of them all.Contributors include: Angela Carter, Doris Lessing, Sara Maitland, Alice Munro, Julia O'Faolain, Grace Paley, Adrienne Rich, Michele Roberts, Alice Walker, and many more
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The Fat Black Woman's Poems

By Grace Nichols
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Grace Nichols
Grace Nichols gives us images that stare us straight in the eye, images of joy, challenge, accusation. Her 'fat black woman' is brash; rejoices in herself; poses awkward questions to politicians, rulers, suitors, to a white world that still turns its back. Grace Nichols writes in a language that is wonderfully vivid yet economical of the pleasures and sadnesses of memory, of loving, of 'the power to be what I am, a woman, charting my own futures'.
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