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The Lottery

The Lottery
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781583415849
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Summary : A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

The Black Book

The Black Book
  • Author : John Wade
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1820
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN :
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The Lottery

The Lottery
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781583415849
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Summary : A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

The Lottery Wars

The Lottery Wars
  • Author : Matthew Sweeney
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  • Release Date :2009-07-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1608191079
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Summary : Despite the infinitesimal odds, more than half of Americans admit to occasionally playing the lottery. We wait on long lines and give up our coffee breaks. We scratch tickets, win, and spend the winnings on more scratch tickets. We play our "lucky" numbers, week in and week out. In a country where gambling is ostensibly illegal, this is a strange state of affairs. In colonial Jamestown, the first lottery was created despite conservative opposition to the vice of gambling. Now, 42 states sponsor lotteries despite complaints of liberals who see them as a regressive tax on the poor. Why do we all play this game that brings no rewards, and leaves us rifling through the garbage for the ticket we swear would be a winner if we could only find it? How has this game persisted, even flourished, in defiance of so much opposition? In this observant, intelligent book, Matthew Sweeney gives a history of the American lottery, stopping along the way to give us the bizarre--sometimes tragic--stories that it makes possible: the five-million-dollar miracle man who became a penniless preacher investing in a crackpot energy scheme; the senator whose untimely injury allowed the lottery to pass into law in his home state; and many others. Written with insight and wit, Dreaming in Numbers gives us the people and the stories that built a nationwide institution, for better or worse.

Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic

Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic
  • Author : Melina Pappademos
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  • Release Date :2011-09-19
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780807869178
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Summary : While it was not until 1871 that slavery in Cuba was finally abolished, African-descended people had high hopes for legal, social, and economic advancement as the republican period started. In Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic, Melina Pappademos analyzes the racial politics and culture of black civic and political activists during the Cuban Republic. The path to equality, Pappademos reveals, was often stymied by successive political and economic crises, patronage politics, and profound racial tensions. In the face of these issues, black political leaders and members of black social clubs developed strategies for expanding their political authority and for winning respectability and socioeconomic resources. Rather than appeal to a monolithic black Cuban identity based on the assumption of shared experience, these black activists, politicians, and public intellectuals consistently recognized the class, cultural, and ideological differences that existed within the black community, thus challenging conventional wisdom about black community formation and anachronistic ideas of racial solidarity. Pappademos illuminates the central, yet often silenced, intellectual and cultural role of black Cubans in the formation of the nation's political structures; in doing so, she shows that black activism was only partially motivated by race.

Friday Black

Friday Black
  • Author : Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 1328911241
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Summary : A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America.

The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
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  • Release Date :2019-09-24
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781250239365
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Summary : One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of both the chilling and the mundane. The Lottery and Other Stories, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual short stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson's remarkable range -- from the hilarious to the horrible, the unsettling to the ominous -- and her power as a storyteller.

The Black Book Or Corruption Unmasked, Being an Account of Places, Pensions and Sinecures, the Revenues of the Clergy and Landed Aristocracy, the Salaries and Emoluments in Courts of Justice and the Police Department Etc

The Black Book Or Corruption Unmasked, Being an Account of Places, Pensions and Sinecures, the Revenues of the Clergy and Landed Aristocracy, the Salaries and Emoluments in Courts of Justice and the Police Department Etc
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1820
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep
  • Author : Honoré de Balzac
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  • Release Date :2005-09-29
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0141959908
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Summary : Philippe and Joseph Bridau are two extremely different brothers. The elder, Philippe, is a superficially heroic soldier and adored by their mother Agathe. He is nonetheless a bitter figure, secretly gambling away her savings after a brief but glorious career in Napoleon's army. His younger brother Joseph, meanwhile, is fundamentally virtuous - but their mother is blinded to his kindness by her disapproval of his life as an artist. Foolish and prejudiced, Agathe lives on unaware that she is being cynically manipulated by her own favourite child, but will she ever discover which of her sons is truly the black sheep of the family? A dazzling depiction of the power of money and the cruelty of life in nineteenth-century France, The Black Sheep compellingly explores is a compelling exploration of the nature of deceit.

The Black Swan: Second Edition

The Black Swan: Second Edition
  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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  • Release Date :2010-05-11
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780679604181
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Summary : The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the “impossible.” For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don’t know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, “On Robustness and Fragility,” which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory. The Black Swan is a landmark book—itself a black swan. Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb “The most prophetic voice of all.”—GQ Praise for The Black Swan “[A book] that altered modern thinking.”—The Times (London) “A masterpiece.”—Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, author of The Long Tail “Idiosyncratically brilliant.”—Niall Ferguson, Los Angeles Times “The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works.”—Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate “[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne. . . . We eagerly romp with him through the follies of confirmation bias [and] narrative fallacy.”—The Wall Street Journal “Hugely enjoyable—compelling . . . easy to dip into.”—Financial Times “Engaging . . . The Black Swan has appealing cheek and admirable ambition.”—The New York Times Book Review

Black Gotham

Black Gotham
  • Author : Carla L. Peterson,Professor of English and Comparative Literature Carla L Peterson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :459
  • ISBN : 0300164092
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Summary : Narrates the story of the elite African American families who lived in New York City in the nineteenth century, describing their successes as businesspeople and professionals and the contributions they made to the culture of that time period.

Black Firsts

Black Firsts
  • Author : Jessie Carney Smith
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  • Release Date :2012-12-01
  • Total pages :848
  • ISBN : 1578594251
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Summary : Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

The New Politics of North Carolina

The New Politics of North Carolina
  • Author : Christopher A. Cooper,H. Gibbs Knotts
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  • Release Date :2012-09-01
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 1469606585
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Summary : Political scientist V. O. Key in 1949 described North Carolina as a "progressive plutocracy." He argued that in the areas of industrial development, public education, and race relations, North Carolina appeared progressive when compared to other southern states. Reconsidering Key's evaluation nearly sixty years later, contributors to this volume find North Carolina losing ground as a progressive leader in the South. The "new politics" of the state involves a combination of new and old: new opportunities and challenges have forced the state to change, but the old culture still remains a powerful force. In the eleven essays collected here, leading scholars of North Carolina politics offer a systematic analysis of North Carolina's politics and policy, placed in the context of its own history as well as the politics and policies of other states. Topics discussed include the evolution of politics and political institutions; the roles of governors, the judicial branch, interest groups, and party systems; and the part played by economic development and environmental policy. Contributors also address how geography affects politics within the state, region, and nation. Designed with students and interested citizens in mind, this collection provides an excellent introduction to contemporary North Carolina politics and government. Contributors: Hunter Bacot, Elon University Christopher A. Cooper, Western Carolina University Thomas F. Eamon, East Carolina University Jack D. Fleer, Wake Forest University Dennis O. Grady, Appalachian State University Ferrel Guillory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sean Hildebrand, Western Carolina University Jonathan Kanipe, Town Manager, Catawba, North Carolina H. Gibbs Knotts, Western Carolina University Adam J. Newmark, Appalachian State University Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Ruth Ann Strickland, Appalachian State University James H. Svara, Arizona State University Timothy Vercellotti, Rutgers University

The Secret Principles in Black and White

The Secret Principles in Black and White
  • Author : Gerald Colbert,Perry Dawsman,Howard Skinner
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  • Release Date :2008-05
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 0595496202
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Summary : "What can I tell you about Paul? I've known him for years, a really great guy um-can you buy me a beer?"-Joyce Decker "If he only knew what his wife had in store for him."-Unknown Character "He's like a second dad to me, I just wouldn't know how to break the truth to him."-Blaine Decker "Paul Clark? I haven't heard that name since the year we both forfeited the championship game, that's the same year those crackers killed my father."-Bob Gifford "Paul can't see the horrors soon to appear in his life but I can, it's all in the cards. Since you're here, let me show you a card trick."-Train Station Hobo "Let me tell you a story about a fella named Paul Clark."-Narrator

The World According to Fannie Davis

The World According to Fannie Davis
  • Author : Bridgett M. Davis
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  • Release Date :2019-01-29
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0316558710
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Summary : As seen on the Today Show: This true story of an unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and their life in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s highlights "the outstanding humanity of black America" (James McBride). In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee, borrowed $100 from her brother to run a numbers racket out of her home. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis's mother. Part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, and granddaughter of slaves, Fannie ran her numbers business for thirty-four years, doing what it took to survive in a legitimate business that just happened to be illegal. She created a loving, joyful home, sent her children to the best schools, bought them the best clothes, mothered them to the highest standard, and when the tragedy of urban life struck, soldiered on with her stated belief: "Dying is easy. Living takes guts." A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to "make a way out of no way" and provide a prosperous life for her family -- and how those sacrifices resonate over time.

Discovering Fiction Student's Book 2

Discovering Fiction Student's Book 2
  • Author : Judith Kay,Rosemary Gelshenen
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  • Release Date :2001-02-26
  • Total pages :285
  • ISBN : 9780521003513
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Summary : Discovering Fiction is a two-level reading series that introduces students to authentic American literature. Student s Book 2 is an anthology of eighteen short stories by contemporary and classic American authors, including Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, and Shirley Jackson. The stories have universal appeal that will touch students and make them think. Designed for high-intermediate to advanced students, the text provides interactive, integrated skills lessons developed around each story. Pre-reading sections include prior knowledge questions, author biographies, discussions of literary terms, and reviews of idioms and expressions found in the stories. Accompanying grammar exercises help students overcome such trouble areas as prepositions, articles, and irregular verbs. Also included are vocabulary sections, reading comprehension questions, and thought-provoking discussion and writing topics. Review sections tie the stories together and provide review tests.

The Black Patch

The Black Patch
  • Author : Fergus Hume
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  • Release Date :2020-08-04
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 3752406283
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: The Black Patch by Fergus Hume

Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics
  • Author : Edward Cartwright
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  • Release Date :2014-04-29
  • Total pages :582
  • ISBN : 1317815068
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Summary : Over the last few decades behavioral economics has revolutionized the discipline. It has done so by putting the human back into economics, by recognizing that people sometimes make mistakes, care about others, and are generally not as cold and calculating as economists have traditionally assumed. The results have been exciting and fascinating, and have fundamentally changed the way we look at economic behaviour. This textbook introduces all the key results and insights of behavioral economics to a student audience. Ideas such as mental accounting, prospect theory, present bias, inequality aversion, and learning are explained in detail. These ideas are also applied in diverse settings such as auctions, stock market crashes, charitable donations and health care, to show why behavioral economics is crucial to understanding the world around us. Consideration is also given to what makes people happy, and how we can potentially nudge people to be happier. This new edition contains expanded and updated coverage of neuroeconomics, emotions, deception, and the contrast between group and individual behaviour, among other topics, to ensure that readers are kept up-to-speed with this fast-paced field. A companion website is also now available containing a test bank of questions and worked examples allowing users to see for themselves how changing the parameters can change the outcomes. This book remains the ideal introduction to behavioral economics for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

The Black Hand

The Black Hand
  • Author : Thomas M. Pitkin,Francesco Cordasco
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Looks at the history of the Black Hand, a secret criminal organization that flourished during the early twentieth century

The Black Company

The Black Company
  • Author : Glen Cook
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  • Release Date :1992-03-15
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 146683109X
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Summary : Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead. Until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.