The Stand

The Stand
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 1200
ISBN: 9780385528856
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Release: 2008-06-24
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

The Stand

The Stand
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781848940833
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Release: 2008-12-11
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by virus and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. Soon to be a television series. 'THE STAND is a masterpiece' (Guardian). Set in a virus-decimated US, King's thrilling American fantasy epic, is a Classic. First come the days of the virus. Then come the dreams. Dark dreams that warn of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. When a man crashes his car into a petrol station, he brings with him the foul corpses of his wife and daughter. He dies and it doesn't take long for the virus which killed him to spread across America and the world.

The Stand Volume 1

The Stand  Volume 1
Author: Anonim
Pages: 160
ISBN: 078514272X
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Release: 2010-01-06
Editor: Marvel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deadly biochemical virus called Captain Trips kills nearly everyone it infects, and the individuals who survive the virus are sought by the government that engineered it.

The Stand In

The Stand In
Author: Steve Bloom
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781541514843
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Release: 2018-03
Editor: Carolrhoda Lab& 8482
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After 17-year-old Brooks agrees to be a stand-in Homecoming date for a friend's geeky but wealthy cousin, he realizes becoming a rent-a-date for the socially awkward could help him earn college money. What's the harm?

The Stand

The Stand
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 1153
ISBN: 9780307947307
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Release: 2012
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A monumentally devastating plague leaves only a few survivors who, while experiencing dreams of a battle between good and evil, move toward an actual confrontation as they migrate to Boulder, Colorado.

From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand
Author: Jody Wilson-Raybould
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780774880558
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Release: 2019-09-20
Editor: Purich Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Indigenous leader who has dedicated her life to Indigenous Rights, Jody Wilson-Raybould has represented both First Nations and the Crown at the highest levels. And she is not afraid to give Canadians what they need most – straight talk on what has to be done to move beyond our colonial legacy and achieve true reconciliation in Canada. In this powerful book, drawn from speeches and other writings, she urges all Canadians – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – to build upon the momentum already gained or risk hard-won progress being lost. The good news is that Indigenous Nations already have the solutions. But now is time to act and build a shared postcolonial future based on the foundations of trust, cooperation, recognition, and good governance.

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties
Author: Stephen King,Owen King
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781501163425
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this spectacular New York Times bestselling father/son collaboration that “barrels along like a freight train” (Publishers Weekly), Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanted to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world. Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a woman’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

Girls on the Stand

Girls on the Stand
Author: Helena Silverstein
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780814769973
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Release: 2007-05-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that states may require parental involvement in the abortion decisions of pregnant minors as long as minors have the opportunity to petition for a &#“bypass” of parental involvement. To date, virtually all of the 34 states that mandate parental involvement have put judges in charge of the bypass process. Individual judges are thereby responsible for deciding whether or not the minor has a legitimate basis to seek an abortion absent parental participation. In this revealing and disturbing book, Helena Silverstein presents a detailed picture of how the bypass process actually functions. Silverstein led a team of researchers who surveyed more than 200 courts designated to handle bypass cases in three states. Her research shows indisputably that laws are being routinely ignored and, when enforced, interpreted by judges in widely divergent ways. In fact, she finds audacious acts of judicial discretion, in which judges structure bypass proceedings in a shameless and calculated effort to communicate their religious and political views and to persuade minors to carry their pregnancies to term. Her investigations uncover judicial mandates that minors receive pro-life counseling from evangelical Christian ministries, as well as the practice of appointing attorneys to represent the interests of unborn children at bypass hearings. Girls on the Stand convincingly demonstrates that safeguards promised by parental involvement laws do not exist in practice and that a legal process designed to help young women make informed decisions instead victimizes them. In making this case, the book casts doubt not only on the structure of parental involvement mandates but also on the naïve faith in law that sustains them. It consciously contributes to a growing body of books aimed at debunking the popular myth that, in the land of the free, there is equal justice for all.

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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105121627215
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Lisey s Story

Lisey s Story
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781982147792
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Release: 2021-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark, and Lisey Landon must confront both. King's most personal and powerful book to date is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.

Stand on the Sky

Stand on the Sky
Author: Erin Bow
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781443163804
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Release: 2019-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gripping new read from Erin Bow, acclaimed and bestselling author of Plain Kate and The Scorpion Rules! Aisulu is a Kazakh nomad girl living in Mongolia. She has always been a bit different — she likes girl things well enough and milks the yaks and fetches water as a daughter should, but she also likes math and a fast ride on her horse, Moon Spot, which she tamed herself. But when her brother Selik breaks his leg trying to catch an eagle, and is discovered to have osteosarcoma, everything changes! While her parents rush off to the city with her brother, Aisulu moves in with her aunt and her uncle, a former Burkitshi (eagle hunger). Seeing her attachment to a rescued eaglet, her uncle begins training Aisulu to become an eagle hunter herself, even though she is a girl, and girls do not become eagle hunters. Aisulu is not sure she can do it — but when she finds out that there will be a Festival in town with a prize that could help buy her brother an expensive prosthetic leg, she knows she has to try! The odds are stacked against her, but Aisulu is determined to prove herself and help her family.

Stand Out of Our Light

Stand Out of Our Light
Author: James Williams
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781108429092
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Release: 2018-05-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that human freedom is threatened by systems of intelligent persuasion developed by tech giants who compete for our time and attention. This title is also available as Open Access.

Swan Song

Swan Song
Author: Robert McCammon
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781501131424
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.

The Stand In

The Stand In
Author: Steve Bloom
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781512418903
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Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Brooks volunteered to be a stand-in for Burdette's cousin who got stood up for Homecoming, it was with the noblest of intentions—helping a fellow human being, free of charge. But when he gets a tip of more than three hundred bucks, word spreads quickly and Brooks seizes the opportunity to offer his impeccable escort services to super-wealthy parents who want their daughters to experience those big social events of senior year. Besides, Brooks could use the cash to hire a tutor to get admitted to Columbia University. So what if along the way he goes along with a few minor deceptions and cuts a few moral corners? What could be the harm?

Thoughts from the Stand

Thoughts from the Stand
Author: Brent Bacon
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780979390807
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Thoughts From The Stand
Language: en

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The Emergence of Historical Forensic Expertise

The Emergence of Historical Forensic Expertise
Author: Vladimir Petrović
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781134996476
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Release: 2016-10-26
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book scrutinizes the emergence of historians participating as expert witnesses in historical forensic contribution in some of the most important national and international legal ventures of the last century. It aims to advance the debate from discussions on whether historians should testify or not toward nuanced understanding of the history of the practice and making the best out of its performance in the future.

Stand on Zanzibar

Stand on Zanzibar
Author: John Brunner
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781429978842
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Release: 2011-08-16
Editor: Orb Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The brilliant 1969 Hugo Award-winning novel from John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar, now included with a foreword by Bruce Sterling Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically---it's about to take over a country in Africa. Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, and he's about to discover a breakthrough in genetic engineering that will change the world...and kill him. These two men's lives weave through one of science fiction's most praised novels. Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos' U.S.A. Trilogy, Stand on Zanzibar is a cross-section of a world overpopulated by the billions. Where society is squeezed into hive-living madness by god-like mega computers, mass-marketed psychedelic drugs, and mundane uses of genetic engineering. Though written in 1968, it speaks of now, and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

TV The Book

TV  The Book
Author: Alan Sepinwall,Matt Zoller Seitz
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1455588199
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is The Wire better than Breaking Bad? Is Cheers better than Seinfeld? What's the best high school show ever made? Why did Moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible? For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (THE BOOK). Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all- encompassing scoring system, they've created a Pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. From vintage classics like The Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV (THE BOOK) will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Now it's time for yours to begin!

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Stand Tall  Molly Lou Melon
Author: Patty Lovell
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781101653876
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Release: 2011-06-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do. Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart. But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.

Liam Takes a Stand

Liam Takes a Stand
Author: Troy Wilson
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1771471611
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Release: 2017
Editor: Owlkids
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When his twin older brothers are too busy working at competing lemonade stands and won't let Liam help, he does odd jobs around the neighborhood to earn money.