Download or read book Dark Paradise written by Fuller Jennifer Fuller and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the way in which the British transformed the Pacific islands during the nineteenth centuryThe discovery of the Pacific islands amplified the qualities of mystery and exoticism already associated with 'foreign' islands. Their 'savage' peoples, their isolation, and their sheer beauty fascinated British visitors across the long nineteenth century. Dark Paradise argues that while the British originally believed the islands to be commercial paradises or perfect sites for missionary endeavours, as the century progressed, their optimistic vision transformed to portray darker realities. As a result, these islands act as a 'breaking point' for British theories of imperialism, colonialism, and identity. The book traces the changing British attitudes towards imperial settlement as the early view of 'island as paradise' gives way to a fear of the hostile islanders and examines how this revelation undermined a key tenant of British imperialism - that they were the 'superior' or 'civilized' islanders.Key FeaturesThe first monograph to trace the Pacific islands as represented through the lens of British fiction and non-fiction across the long nineteenth centuryExamines texts written by Pacific islanders and published in the British pressSignificantly broadens our understanding of the British Pacific by analysing understudied Pacific texts and authors alongside more canonical works
Download or read book Dark Paradise written by David T. COURTWRIGHT and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a newly enlarged edition of this eye-opening book, David T. Courtwright offers an original interpretation of a puzzling chapter in American social and medical history: the dramatic change in the pattern of opiate addiction--from respectable upper-class matrons to lower-class urban males, often with a criminal record. Challenging the prevailing view that the shift resulted from harsh new laws, Courtwright shows that the crucial role was played by the medical rather than the legal profession. "Dark Paradise" tells the story not only from the standpoint of legal and medical sources, but also from the perspective of addicts themselves. With the addition of a new introduction and two new chapters on heroin addiction and treatment since 1940, Courtwright has updated this compelling work of social history for the present crisis of the Drug War.
Download or read book Dark Paradise (Mills & Boon Modern) written by Sara Craven and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2016-07-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mills & Boon proudly presents THE SARA CRAVEN COLLECTION. Sara’s powerful and passionate romances have captivated and thrilled readers all over the world for five decades making her an international bestseller.
Download or read book Dark Paradise written by Angie Sandro and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From rising star Angie Sandro, a steamy Southern gothic romance that will appeal to fans of Beautiful Creatures . . . Is this love affair their destiny? Or is it doomed? Paradise, Louisiana, is far from idyllic for Mala LaCroix and Landry Prince. Haunted by strange visions, the pair are drawn together by a mystery concealed beneath the polite facades and the murky swamps of the Deep South. Landry had a crush on Mala all through high school and was her greatest defender, but now-up close and personal-he is starting to suspect that the rumors of witchcraft and voodoo are true. But he can't let his doubts tear them apart because a day of reckoning is coming. As Mala struggles to conceal her powers and avoid the curse that has struck generations of LaCroix women, Landry will have no choice but to face his own demons. Both of them will soon be caught up in a web of deceit that reveals the dark side of Paradise.
Download or read book The Dark Paradise Saga written by Isadora Brown and published by Isadora Brown. This book was released on 2020-10-03 with total page 1032 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With nearly 300,000 words and 3 full-length novels, get the entire Dark Paradise Trilogy at a 46% discount! Awaken: Book 1 of The Dark Paradise Trilogy Book 1 There's something wicked happening in Onyx City... Souls are being recruited by the devil himself to prepare for an all-out war against Heaven, and Reese Lespoir finds herself at the heart of it. She's awoken from a coma by a kiss from a mysterious stranger who's more prickly than prince. She learns she now has the power to see the future, which apparently, requires careful training. Enter Prickly Prince, who seems to find more enjoyment being a witty drunk than honing her craft. When a girl is taken by Onyx City's most notorious criminal, who may or may not be a demon, Reese is thrust into the forefront of the impending war well before she's ready. Her new friend, Andie Shepherd, is intent on getting her sister back from the demonic criminal at all costs, and if Reese doesn't help her, Andie may have to rely on the assistance of a vigilante known only as Black Wing, dangerous as he is tall, dark and handsome. And that's only if he's in a particularly generous mood. Just because he has wings doesn't always mean he's an angel, after all. Catalyst: Book 2 of The Dark Paradise Trilogy Falling from grace never looked so tempting. With a new job cleaning up cells at an asylum, Keirah thinks her time with Noir is at an end. That all changes when she's called up to the fourth floor - a floor she's forbidden from due to the prisoners housed there - and finds him, caged and unassuming. He isn't supposed to be here. She isn't supposed to love him. But fate has brought them together again, and there isn't any arguing with fate. Both Reese and Andie are on the hunt to track down Keirah from Noir's clutches once more, but this time around, Keirah finds she doesn't want to be found. With a war brewing and Black Wing in danger by law enforcement and one persistent District Attorney, the duo is too distracted to ask themselves an important question: Was Keirah taken, or did she leave of her own free will? And if it's the latter, is she even worth saving? . Sacrifice: Book 3 of The Dark Paradise Trilogy What do you risk when you have nothing to lose? Nothing, apparently, given that Keirah has no qualms showing up at Andie's doorstep, asking Jack if she can borrow his resources in order to find Noir. If that's all Andie has to worry about, she could handle her sister. But it's not. Jack's new business partner and former flame is interested in investing in Andie's animal shelter, yet insists on Jack's presence during their meetings. On top of that, her closest friend Reese shares a secret that all but blindsides her. And then there's Lucas Burr, Onyx City's persistent DA, who wants nothing more than the city's incorruptible vigilante, Black Wing, rotting in a prison somewhere at the very least, and will do anything to get what he wants - including using Andie as bait. In this thrilling conclusion of The Dark Paradise trilogy, the war between angels and demons is in full swing. Will Andie survive or will she be just another faceless casualty? Download the series TODAY to find out!
Download or read book Dark Paradise written by Catherine Brophy and published by Irish Amer Book Company. This book was released on 1991 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Bad Habits written by John C. Burnham and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seeks to discover why so many "good" people engage in activities that many, including themselves, consider "bad", finding a coalition of economic and social interest in which the singleminded quest for profit is allied to the values of the Victorian saloon underworld and bohemian rebelliousness.
Download or read book Drugs written by Arthur Benavie and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-08-06 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using the best scientific evidence, Drugs: America's Holy War explores the impact and cost of America’s "War on Drugs" – both in tax spending and in human terms. Is it possible that US drug policies are helping to proliferate, not prevent, a multitude of social ills including: homicide, property crime, the spread of AIDS, the contamination of drugs, the erosion of civil liberties, the punishment of thousands of non-violent people, the corruption of public officials, and the spending of billions of tax dollars in an attempt to prevent certain drugs from entering the country? In this controversial new book, award-winning economist Arthur Benavie analyzes the research findings and argues that an end to the war on drugs, much as we ended alcohol prohibition, would yield enormous international benefits, destroy dangerous and illegal drug cartels, and allow the American government to refocus its attention on public well-being.
Download or read book Strongest Villain System written by Hei PaoLaoZu and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-02-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the strongest villain system, he has the ability to see through all camouflage. Even his force is invincible. Who else can be his opponent in this world? When he was playing online games happily on a thunderstorm night, a thunder hit him, then his soul traveled through time and space to a strange world where strong are respected. As an ordinary earth person, he didn't have the slightest force, which caused him fretful. What meaning does he have in this world without force? As he cursed, a voice suddenly came to his mind: "Congratulations, the strongest villain system has been activated!" It turned out that this is what sets him apart! With this system, although fake people who are disguised as tightly as possible, he can recognize them at a glance; those who approach him with bad purpose, he can defeat them immediately. In this world, no one will ever be his opponent! ☆About the Author☆ Hei Pao Lao Zu, an outstanding online novelist. He has authored many novels, each of which is an excellent product in the minds of readers. His novels have received high ratings on Chinese literature websites.
Download or read book Smack written by Eric C. Schneider and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2013-04-19 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do the vast majority of heroin users live in cities? In his provocative history of heroin in the United States, Eric C. Schneider explains what is distinctively urban about this undisputed king of underworld drugs. During the twentieth century, New York City was the nation's heroin capital—over half of all known addicts lived there, and underworld bosses like Vito Genovese, Nicky Barnes, and Frank Lucas used their international networks to import and distribute the drug to cities throughout the country, generating vast sums of capital in return. Schneider uncovers how New York, as the principal distribution hub, organized the global trade in heroin and sustained the subcultures that supported its use. Through interviews with former junkies and clinic workers and in-depth archival research, Schneider also chronicles the dramatically shifting demographic profile of heroin users. Originally popular among working-class whites in the 1920s, heroin became associated with jazz musicians and Beat writers in the 1940s. Musician Red Rodney called heroin the trademark of the bebop generation. "It was the thing that gave us membership in a unique club," he proclaimed. Smack takes readers through the typical haunts of heroin users—52nd Street jazz clubs, Times Square cafeterias, Chicago's South Side street corners—to explain how young people were initiated into the drug culture. Smack recounts the explosion of heroin use among middle-class young people in the 1960s and 1970s. It became the drug of choice among a wide swath of youth, from hippies in Haight-Ashbury and soldiers in Vietnam to punks on the Lower East Side. Panics over the drug led to the passage of increasingly severe legislation that entrapped heroin users in the criminal justice system without addressing the issues that led to its use in the first place. The book ends with a meditation on the evolution of the war on drugs and addresses why efforts to solve the drug problem must go beyond eliminating supply.
Download or read book Nature's Pharmacopeia written by Dan Choffnes and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-09 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, Nature's Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs. The book opens with an overview of the use of medicinal plants in the traditional practices and indigenous belief systems of people in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and ancient Europe. It then connects medicinal plants to the growth of scientific medicine in the West. Subsequent chapters cover the regulation of drugs; the use of powerful plant chemicals—such as cocaine, nicotine, and caffeine—in various medical settings; and the application of biomedicine's intellectual frameworks to the manufacture of novel drugs from ancient treatments. Geared toward nonspecialists, this text fosters a deep appreciation of the complex chemistry and cultural resonance of herbal medicine, while suggesting how we may further tap the vast repositories of the world's herbal knowledge to create new pharmaceuticals.
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Global Drug History written by Paul Gootenberg and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 721 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This essay reveals how a global "New Drug History" has evolved over the past three decades, along with its latest thematic trends and possible next directions. Scholars have long studied drugs, but only in the 1990s did serious archival and global study of what are now illicit drugs emerge, largely from the influence of the anthropology of drugs on history. A series of key interdisciplinary influences are now in play beyond anthropology, among them, commodity and consumption studies, sociology, medical history, cultural studies, and transnational history. Scholars connect drugs and their changing political or cultural status to larger contexts and epochal events such as wars, empires, capitalism, modernization, or globalizing processes. As the field expands in scope, it may shift deeper into non-western perspectives, a fluid historical definition of drugs; environmental concerns; and research on cannabis and opiates sparked by their current transformations or crises"--
Download or read book A Concordance to the Poems of John Keats written by Michael G. Becker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-05 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1981. A Concordance to the Poems of John Keats intended to provide the user with a volume suitable to the varying and increasingly specialised interests of scholarship. This title offers a high degree of inclusiveness that attends to the poems and plays, the emended and authoritative headings, and virtually all of the variant readings considered substantive in the riches of the Keats manuscript materials. This title will be of interest to students of literature.
Download or read book The Black Car Business Volume 1 written by Lawrence Kelter and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-04-30 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “black car” has appeared both conspicuously and inconspicuously throughout the annals of fiction—its presence both mysterious and menacing, its appearance enough to pause your heart. It’s the sedan just within sight that seems to be mimicking your speed and movements as you walk down the dark deserted street late at night. As the hairs rise on the back of your neck you wonder, Who is behind the wheel and what is the driver’s intent? It’s The Black Car Business and its presence means your life is about to abruptly change. You try to assure yourself there’s nothing wrong, but your pace quickens nonetheless, and soon you’re running, desperate for that narrow sliver between two buildings to slip through, the one too narrow for the black car to pass through. It’s that car parked just down the block that sends chills down your spine and keeps you awake throughout the night. It’s the sanctuary you race toward when you’re being chased, only to explode when you turn the key. It’s the one that skids off the icy mountain overpass and plunges into the cavernous grotto. It’s where Clemenza garrotes Carlo just as he’s about to be driven to the airport. It’s The Black Car Business. Turn the pages as ten masters of the noir art befuddle and frighten you with their stories. We promise a read you’re sure to enjoy. Contributors: Eric Beetner, J. Carson Black, Cheryl Bradshaw, Diane Capri, Jeffery Hess, Lawrence Kelter, Dana King, Allan Leverone, Simon Wood, and Vincent Zandri.
Download or read book The War on Drugs written by David Farber and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A revealing look at the history and legacy of the "War on Drugs" Fifty years after President Richard Nixon declared a "War on Drugs," the United States government has spent over a trillion dollars fighting a losing battle. In recent years, about 1.5 million people have been arrested annually on drug charges—most of them involving cannabis—and nearly 500,000 Americans are currently incarcerated for drug offenses. Today, as a response to the dire human and financial costs, Americans are fast losing their faith that a War on Drugs is fair, moral, or effective. In a rare multi-faceted overview of the underground drug market, featuring historical and ethnographic accounts of illegal drug production, distribution, and sales, The War on Drugs: A History examines how drug war policies contributed to the making of the carceral state, racial injustice, regulatory disasters, and a massive underground economy. At the same time, the collection explores how aggressive anti-drug policies produced a “deviant” form of globalization that offered economically marginalized people an economic life-line as players in a remunerative transnational supply and distribution network of illicit drugs. While several essays demonstrate how government enforcement of drug laws disproportionately punished marginalized suppliers and users, other essays assess how anti-drug warriors denigrated science and medical expertise by encouraging moral panics that contributed to the blanket criminalization of certain drugs. By analyzing the key issues, debates, events, and actors surrounding the War on Drugs, this timely and impressive volume provides a deeper understanding of the role these policies have played in making our current political landscape and how we can find the way forward to a more just and humane drug policy regime.
Download or read book A Spectacle of Suffering written by Barbara Wallace Grossman and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2009-02-13 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the life and career of actress, author, and feminist Clara Morris. This book reveals how Morris, even after experiencing blindness and the loss of her home, livelihood, and family, did not succumb to despair and found comfort in the small pleasures of her circumscribed life.
Download or read book Habit Forming written by Elizabeth Kelly Gray and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-12-16 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Habitual drug use in the United States is at least as old as the nation itself. Habit Forming traces the history of unregulated drug use and dependency before 1914, when the Harrison Narcotic Tax Act limited sales of opiates and cocaine under US law. Many Americans used opiates and other drugs medically and became addicted. Some tried Hasheesh Candy, injected morphine, or visited opium dens, but neither use nor addiction was linked to crime, due to the dearth of restrictive laws. After the Civil War, American presses published extensively about domestic addiction. Later in the nineteenth century, many used cocaine and heroin as medicine. As addiction became a major public health issue, commentators typically sympathized with white, middle-class drug users, while criticizing such use by poor or working-class people and people of color. When habituation was associated with middle-class morphine users, few advocated for restricted drug access. By the 1910s, as use was increasingly associated with poor young men, support for regulations increased. In outlawing users' access to habit-forming drugs at the national level, a public health problem became a larger legal and social problem, one with an enduring influence on American drug laws and their enforcement.