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A Nefarious Plot

A Nefarious Plot
  • Author : Steve Deace
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-12-20
  • ISBN : 1682611523
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Who has co-opted the American Dream? The Right? The Left? It may not be who you think it is. Republican vs. Democrat The Haves vs. the Have Nots Left vs. Right Us vs. Them We believe these are the divisions that are threatening to tear America apart. But what if the culprit isn't a political ideology or a class of people but a puppet master? He's been manipulating us for centuries–and now he’s brought us to the brink of implosion. It would take a special kind of sinister to hatch such a nefarious plot against our civilization. Who, or what, would be capable of such a conspiracy? All there is to go on is the cryptic message: You’ll never guess my name.

A Nefarious Plot

A Nefarious Plot
  • Author : Steve Deace
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 1618688227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Republican vs. Democrat The Haves vs. the Have Nots Left vs. Right Us vs. Them We believe these are the divisions that are threatening to tear America apart. But what if the culprit isn't a political ideology or a class of people but a puppet master? He's been manipulating us for centuries–and now he’s brought us to the brink of implosion. It would take a special kind of sinister to hatch such a nefarious plot against our civilization. Who, or what, would be capable of such a conspiracy? All there is to go on is the cryptic message: You’ll never guess my name.

Word Workout

Word Workout
  • Author : Charles Harrington Elster
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2014-12-02
  • ISBN : 1250020891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Word Workout is a practical book for building vocabulary—a graduated program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words known only by the most educated, intelligent, and well-read adults. This workout is a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation. There are also creative review quizzes at each step of the way to measure your progress and reinforce learning. Unlike other vocabulary books, Word Workout provides a complete learning experience with clear explanations and surefire methods to retain new knowledge. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, this book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, featuring words used by the top tier of literate Americans, laid out in ten accessible chapters designed for anyone who is looking for some serious verbal exercise. From "avowal" to "proselytize," from "demagogue" to "mendicant," Charles Harrington Elster has carefully picked the words you need to know, and given you an easy, fast, and fail-safe way to learn and remember them.

Lost the Plot? 500 Writing Prompts and How To Use Them

Lost the Plot? 500 Writing Prompts and How To Use Them
  • Author : Adam Maxwell
  • Publisher : Adam Maxwell
  • Release : 2011-01-10
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Almost every writer has a pathological predisposition to procrastination and often believe there is a magical answer to the question ‘where do you get your ideas?’. Well now, whether you write Twitfic, Microfiction, Flash Fiction, Short Short Stories, Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, Novels or Scripts you can tell everyone that you get your ideas here. This is a prompts book. Oh yes. But it's a prompts book with a BIG difference. The prompts in this book aren't the usual, run-of-the-mill, mind numbingly boring prompts you usually get. Oh, no. Not here. And this is not the sort of book that's just going to give you a prompt and expect you to know what to do with it. No matter what form your writing takes, this book will show you an easy way to get the ideas out of your brain and transformed into stories. How? Well that's the easy part - firstly there's Mr Maxwell's Spectacular Story Suggester. A simple method of taking whichever prompt you choose and getting it straight into the easiest possible form so you can get to the important part - writing the story. There is, of course, more. The author has taken a prompt and written a Flash Fiction story from it and then explained exactly how he did it. Then Adrian Graham, a prolific microfiction author whose ebooks have been downloaded over 120 thousand times has written some exquisite stories and explained how to create micro-magic from the prompts Next Rosalind Wyllie, a tremendous playwright whose plays have been performed up and down the country by fine companies of players (including the RSC) has penned a short script and taken time from her busy schedule to describe how she weaved her magic. And last but by no means least the fantastic Y.A. author Mr C.G. Allan has written a children's short story and then explained just how it went from prompt to print. By the time you've inhaled this book you mind will be an overflowing well of wonderful ideas and even better - you'll know what to do with them.

Selling the Silver Bullet

Selling the Silver Bullet
  • Author : Avi Santo
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2015-04-15
  • ISBN : 1477303979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Originating as a radio series in 1933, the Lone Ranger is a cross-media star who has appeared in comic strips, comic books, adult and juvenile novels, feature films and serials, clothing, games, toys, home furnishings, and many other consumer products. In his prime, he rivaled Mickey Mouse as one of the most successfully licensed and merchandised children's properties in the United States, while in more recent decades, the Lone Ranger has struggled to resonate with consumers, leading to efforts to rebrand the property. The Lone Ranger's eighty-year history as a lifestyle brand thus offers a perfect case study of how the fields of licensing, merchandizing, and brand management have operated within shifting industrial and sociohistorical conditions that continue to redefine how the business of entertainment functions. Deciphering how iconic characters gain and retain their status as cultural commodities, Selling the Silver Bullet focuses on the work done by peripheral consumer product and licensing divisions in selectively extending the characters' reach and in cultivating investment in these characters among potential stakeholders. Tracing the Lone Ranger's decades-long career as intellectual property allows Avi Santo to analyze the mechanisms that drive contemporary character licensing and entertainment brand management practices, while at the same time situating the licensing field's development within particular sociohistorical and industrial contexts. He also offers a nuanced assessment of the ways that character licensing firms and consumer product divisions have responded to changing cultural and economic conditions over the past eighty years, which will alter perceptions about the creative and managerial authority these ancillary units wield.