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Amateur

Amateur Book
Author : Thomas Page McBee
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2019-05-14
ISBN : 1501168754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction *Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Memoir/Biography *Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, Book Riot’s Best Queer Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018 A “no-holds-barred examination of masculinity” (BuzzFeed) and violence from award-winning author Thomas Page McBee. In this “refreshing and radical” (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a “good” man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described “amateur” at masculinity, McBee embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of gender in society, examining sexism, toxic masculinity, and privilege. As he questions the limitations of gender roles and the roots of masculine aggression, he finds intimacy, hope, and even love in the experience of boxing and in his role as a man in the world. Despite personal history and cultural expectations, “Amateur is a reminder that the individual can still come forward and fight” (The A.V. Club). “Sharp and precise, open and honest,” (Women’s Review of Books), McBee’s writing asks questions “relevant to all people, trans or not” (New York Newsday). Through interviews with experts in neuroscience, sociology, and critical race theory, he constructs a deft and thoughtful examination of the role of men in contemporary society. Amateur is a graceful and uncompromising look at gender by a fearless, fiercely honest writer.

Amateur

Amateur Book
Author : Thomas Page McBee
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2018-08-14
ISBN : 9781501168741
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction *Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Memoir/Biography *Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, Book Riot’s Best Queer Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018 From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with “hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love” (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society. In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing—learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body—McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it. In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.

This Book Will Make You Kinder

This Book Will Make You Kinder Book
Author : Henry James Garrett
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-10-20
ISBN : 0525507248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An I Weigh Book Club Pick “I have been a fan of Henry’s work for a long time and I’m excited for more people to see it.” —Jameela Jamil From the creator of Drawings of Dogs, a warmly illustrated and thoughtful examination of empathy and the necessity of being kinder The kindness we owe one another goes far beyond the everyday gestures of feeding someone else's parking meter--although it's important not to downplay those small acts. Kindness can also mean much more. In this timely, insightful guide, Henry James Garrett lays out the case for developing a strong, courageous, moral kindness, one that will help you fight cruelty and make the world a more empathetic place. So, how could a book possibly make you kinder? It would need to answer two questions: • Why are you kind at all? and, • Why aren't you kinder? In these pages, building on his academic studies in metaethics and using his signature-sweet animal cartoons, Henry James Garrett sets out to do just that, exploring the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways, big and small, that we can work toward being our best and kindest selves for the people around us and the society we need to build.

The Criminology of Boxing Violence and Desistance

The Criminology of Boxing  Violence and Desistance Book
Author : Deborah Jump
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2021-04-07
ISBN : 1529203295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This perceptive study explores the extent to which boxing has the potential to reduce violent attitudes among young offenders. Jump assesses conflicting evidence and presents in-depth case studies of fighters to ask whether boxing’s values of discipline and respect can create a support network that helps young men refrain from reoffending.

Trans America

Trans America Book
Author : Barry Reay
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-05-07
ISBN : 1509511822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Trans seems to be everywhere in American culture. Yet there is little understanding of how this came about. Are people aware that there were earlier periods of gender flexibility and contestability in American history? How well known is it that a previous period of trans visibility in the 1960s and early 1970s faced a vehement backlash right at the time that trans, in the form of what was then termed transvestism and transsexuality, seemed to be so ascendant? Was there transness before transsexuality was named in the 1950s and transgender emerged in the 1990s? Barry Reay explores this history: from a time before trans in the nineteenth century to the transsexual moment of the 1960s and 1970s, the transgender turn of the 1990s, and the so-called tipping point of current culture. It is a rich and varied history, where same-sex desires and identities, cross-dressing, and transsexual and transgender identities jostled for recognition. It is a history that is not at all flattering to US psychiatric and surgical practices. Arguing for the complexity of a trans past and present, Trans America will be a groundbreaking work for the trans community, as well as anyone interested in the history of medicine, sexuality, psychology and psychiatry.

Sorted

Sorted Book
Author : Jackson Bird
Publisher : Tiller Press
Release : 2019-09-24
ISBN : 198213075X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties. When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Assigned female at birth and having been raised a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn’t share this thought with anyone because he didn’t think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines. Today, Jackson is a writer, YouTuber, and LGBTQ+ advocate living openly and happily as a transgender man. So how did he get here? In this remarkable, educational, and uplifting memoir, Jackson chronicles the ups and downs of growing up gender confused. Illuminated by journal entries spanning childhood to adolescence to today, he candidly recalls the challenges he faced while trying to sort out his gender and sexuality, and worrying about how to interact with the world. With warmth and wit, Jackson also recounts how he navigated the many obstacles and quirks of his transition––like figuring out how to have a chest binder delivered to his NYU dorm room and having an emotional breakdown at a Harry Potter fan convention. From his first shot of testosterone to his eventual top surgery, Jackson lets you in on every part of his journey—taking the time to explain trans terminology and little-known facts about gender and identity along the way. Through his captivating prose, Bird not only sheds light on the many facets of a transgender life, but also demonstrates the power and beauty in being yourself, even when you’re not sure who “yourself” is. Part memoir, part educational guide, Sorted is a frank, humorous narrative of growing up with some unintended baggage.

Seconds Out

Seconds Out Book
Author : Alison Dean
Publisher : Coach House Books
Release : 2021-05-25
ISBN : 177056666X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kicking ass and taking notes—what it’s like to be a woman in the ring. Alison Dean teaches English literature. She also kicks people. Hard. Despite having several amateur fights under her belt, she struggles to be taken as seriously as a male kickboxer would. “You punch hard for a girl” is still an insult—women aren’t supposed to participate in violence. Her unique perspective as a thirty-something PhD turned fighter allows Dean to expose and explain the inner world of combat sports. She articulates ways fighting changes a person’s—and particularly a woman’s—relationship to their body and to the world around them, and considers how women shift boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and MMA’s male dominated cultures in turn. Combining research, anecdotes, and interviews with coaches and fighters, Seconds Out looks at the history of women in the ring, the challenges of training, and the nuances of fighting while female. She shares her own experiences, good and bad, as she takes on her first few amateur fights. With the literary acumen and panache of fighting’s greatest writers, like A. J. Leibling, Joyce Carol Oates, and Katherine Dunn, but from the perspective of someone who has been in the ring, Seconds Out brilliantly explores our culture’s relationship with violence, particularly when it is practiced by women.

Man Alive

Man Alive Book
Author : Thomas Page McBee
Publisher : City Lights Publishers
Release : 2014-09-15
ISBN : 9780872866249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coming Soon from City Lights/Sister Spit: Far from a transgender transition tell-all, here is a personal yet universal story of charting one's course to ultimate self-recognition. Thomas Page McBee's writings on gender have appeared in The New York Times, Vice, and Salon, and he writes the "Self-Made Man" column for The Rumpus.

The Psychology of Men in Context

The Psychology of Men in Context Book
Author : Michael E. Addis,Ethan Hoffman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-09-02
ISBN : 0429958722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What does it really mean to say that boys will be boys, men are from Mars, or that contemporary men are in crisis? Does modern psychology support or refute these notions? And how is psychological theory and research about boys and men used in society? The Psychology of Men in Context is an essential introduction to the field which challenges readers to examine psychological research on men, masculinity, and gender, and consider its impact on daily life, through everyday speech, popular media, political rhetoric, and more. The authors offer a range of lenses for studying masculinity, including biology, social learning, social constructionism, feminism, and intersectionality. Demonstrating how these frameworks can be used to understand research on pressing topics such as violence, health, and relationships, the book also considers masculinity in its broader philosophical and historical contexts, equipping readers with the tools needed to connect the psychology of men with other areas of social science. Exercises and prompts to help students relate the research to their own lives are included throughout. Designed for students at undergraduate and graduate level, but suitable for anyone curious about understanding the field from a more critical social scientific perspective, The Psychology of Men in Context is a valuable introduction to the history, current scholarship, and social implications of the psychological study of men and masculinity.

26 2 The Incredible True Story of the Three Men Who Shaped The London Marathon

26 2   The Incredible True Story of the Three Men Who Shaped The London Marathon Book
Author : John Bryant
Publisher : Metro Publishing
Release : 2013-05-06
ISBN : 178219620X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the thrilling account of heroism, ambition and scandal of three remarkable men whose actions at the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the first London Olympic Games.... A diminutive Italian, Dorando Pietri, who fell five times, and was practically carried across the finish line. Scottish sprinter, Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor, Johnny Hayes who were drawn into a dispute between the United States and the British Empire about sporting superiority which spilled over into politics, lifestyle and ethics, with allegations of cheating, drug-taking and professionalism. John Bryant delves into the lives of these three extraordinary men in a tale that stretches from rural Italy to the battlefields of the Boer War and beyond to explore the foundations of the modern sporting and marathon movement.

Quest for Blackbeard The True Story of Edward Thache and His World

Quest for Blackbeard  The True Story of Edward Thache and His World Book
Author : Baylus C. Brooks
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2022-01-27
ISBN : 1365258858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Quest for Blackbeard The True Story of Edward Thache and His World book written by Baylus C. Brooks, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Unvarnished Truth

The Unvarnished Truth Book
Author : Ann Fabian
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2002-05-28
ISBN : 9780520232013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A study of the "plain unvarnished tales" of unschooled beggars, criminals, prisoners, and ex-slaves in the 19th century. Fabian shows how these works illuminate debates over who had the cultural authority to tell and sell their own stories. She gives us the origins of that curious American genre of selling one's tale of woe to make a buck, ala Oprah, et al.

The True Story of Jesus the Christ

The True Story of Jesus the Christ Book
Author : Thomas Kerrins
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2011-11
ISBN : 1770673679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 'The True Story of Jesus the Christ', author Thomas Kerrins examines the validity of the Story of Creation. To validate the Old Testament narrative of our history, that Jesus himself exists only because of Mankind's rebellion toward God starting with Adam, Thomas uses as evidence the Flood; the trials and tribulations of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and the clues found beneath the sands of the Middle East. He also looks at the followers of Jesus, to find out who they were and what role they played in the beginning of Christianity. Many experts and theologians are quoted, such as Dr. Juris Zarins, who shows through satellite imagery of Iraq, Iran, and Syria, the existence of fossilized rivers pinpointing the possible existence of Eden. Also quoted is Henry Rawlinson, who discovered the Behistune inscription that provided a tool to read another version of creation from a civilization 800 miles from where the Old Testament version of Genesis was written. Furthermore, archaeological evidence will be presented to validate such events as the Exodus, the Kings of Israel, and the invasions from Babylon and Persia. Understanding Jesus was to know who he was and what was his mission.

True Stories Well Told

True Stories  Well Told Book
Author : Lee Gutkind,Hattie Fletcher
Publisher : Fourth Chapter Books
Release : 2014-07-06
ISBN : 1937163172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques—some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of 20 gripping, beautifully-written nonfiction narratives is as diverse as the genre Creative Nonfiction magazine has helped popularize. Contributions by Phillip Lopate, Brenda Miller, Carolyn Forche, Toi Derricotte, Lauren Slater and others draw inspiration from everything from healthcare to history, and from monarch butterflies to motherhood. Their stories shed light on how we live.

True Stories of Old Houston and Houstonians

True Stories of Old Houston and Houstonians Book
Author : Samuel Oliver Young
Publisher : Copano Bay Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0982246757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume compiles 105 stories of Houston's history originally written by Dr. Young for his column in the Houston Chronicle. This is history at its most entertaining. He brings early Houstonians to life, describing their personalities, their admirable traits and their many eccentricities. His stories of boyhood in Houston read like something out of Tom Sawyer. There are also stories of early citizens and their day-to-day lives, of the Civil War and Houston's fighting men, of slaves and former slaves, of rigged elections and reconstruction days. Dr. Young gives vivid descriptions of Houston's many saloons and gambling dens. You'll read about what a mischievous undertaker did with the Yankee dead during a Yellow Fever epidemic, about the superstitions of the day, about ghosts and haunted houses. There are stories of gentlemen and of scoundrels, of hangings and jail breaks. Even a little cross dressing.

True Stories of World War 1 Complete

True Stories of World War 1  Complete Book
Author : Various
Publisher : VM eBooks
Release : 2016-02-19
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare, a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom/British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy was a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive, against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, while the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. This set off a diplomatic crisis when Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, and entangled international alliances formed over the previous decades were invoked. Within weeks, the major powers were at war and the conflict soon spread around the world. On 28 July, the Austro-Hungarians declared war on Serbia and subsequently invaded. As Russia mobilised in support of Serbia, Germany invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg before moving towards France, leading the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany. After the German march on Paris was halted, what became known as the Western Front settled into a battle of attrition, with a trench line that would change little until 1917. Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, the Russian army was successful against the Austro-Hungarians, but was stopped in its invasion of East Prussia by the Germans. In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, opening fronts in the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and the Sinai. Italy joined the Allies in 1915 and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in the same year, while Romania joined the Allies in 1916, followed by United States in 1917. The Russian government collapsed in March 1917, and a subsequent revolution in November brought the Russians to terms with the Central Powers via the Treaty of Brest Litovsk, which constituted a massive German victory. After a stunning German offensive along the Western Front in the spring of 1918, the Allies rallied and drove back the Germans in a series of successful offensives. On 4 November 1918, the Austro-Hungarian empire agreed to an armistice, and Germany, which had its own trouble with revolutionaries, agreed to an armistice on 11 November 1918, ending the war in victory for the Allies. By the end of the war, the German Empire, Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire had ceased to exist. National borders were redrawn, with several independent nations restored or created, and Germany's colonies were parceled out among the winners. During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Big Four (Britain, France, the United States and Italy) imposed their terms in a series of treaties. The League of Nations was formed with the aim of preventing any repetition of such a conflict. This, however, failed with economic depression, renewed European nationalism, weakened member states, and the German feeling of humiliation contributing to the rise of Nazism. These conditions eventually contributed to World War II.

True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney s Office

True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney s Office Book
Author : Arthur Cheney Train
Publisher : 谷月社
Release : 2015-11-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I The Woman in the Case II Five Hundred Million Dollars III The Lost Stradivarius IV The Last of the Wire-Tappers V The Franklin Syndicate VI A Study in Finance VII The "Duc de Nevers" VIII A Finder of Missing Heirs IX. A Murder Conspiracy X A Flight Into Texas XI A Case of Circumstantial Evidence

True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney s Office

True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney s Office Book
Author : Arthur Train
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2021-06-24
ISBN : 1528792289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1908, “True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney's Office” is a first-hand account of various case files from the New York City District Attorney's office during the late 1890s and early 1900s. Highly recommended for those with an interest in New York City history and early 20th century Americana in general. Contents include: “The Woman in the Case”, “Five Hundred Million Dollars”, “The Lost Stradivarius”, “The Last of the Wire-Tappers”, “The Franklin Syndicate”, “A Study in Finance”, “The 'Duc de Nevers'”, “A Finder of Missing Heirs”, etc. Arthur Cheney Train (1875–1945) was an American lawyer and writer of legal thrillers famous for his courtroom scenes and novels featuring the fictional lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt. Other notable works by this author include: “The Needle's Eye” (1924), “The Blind Goddess” (1925), and “Page Mr. Tutt” (1926). Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic work now in a brand new edition complete with the introductory chapter “The Pleasant Fiction of the Presumption of Innocence”.

True Story I Swear It Maybe

True Story  I Swear It   Maybe Book
Author : Harvey Cappel
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2013-08-21
ISBN : 1483685756
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For as far back as I can remember, I have told stories. I can take nearly any situation or event and make a funny story of it. Life is too short to miss out on the fun part. Also for many years I have been writing articles and short stories for various newsletters, newspapers, and even national magazines; some paid but most for free. I enjoy writing to entertain, to inform, and to educate. I have a different view of the world than the average person and not afraid of sharing it. I have, for many years, wanted to write a book but thought that anything I would have to say would be out of date before I finished the book. And then one day, not too long ago, I had an epiphanylife stories, humor, fun philosophy, and basic life lessons dont go out of date. So I wrote this book. The book is a collection of family stories, tall tales, a few reprints of previously published newspaper articles, a little fun philosophy, and a technical issue or two. Except for a very few of the stories, as noted in the stories, all are original works of mine. The contents are, as you will notice, printed and listed simply, alphabetically. I thought this random arrangement would minimize the potential for one to lose interest and fall asleep reading various versions of the same thing. My intent in writing this book was not just to make some extra cash, but to put down in writing, in a more permanent form, some of my lifes experiences, crazy ideas, and a little technical correctness, for family, friends, and a few others to enjoy. Please enjoy.

Creating the Modern Man

Creating the Modern Man Book
Author : Tom Pendergast
Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0826262244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pendergast traces the shift in US periodicals from Victorian masculinity--which valued character, integrity, hard work, and duty--to modern masculinity--which valued personality, self- realization, and image. Arguing that the rise of mass consumer culture was a key factor in the change, he describes how such magazines as American Magazine, Esquire, and True presented masculinity in ways that reflected the magazines' relationship to advertisers, contributors and readers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR