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Shocking the Conscience
Author: Simeon Booker, Carol McCabe Booker
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617037893
Pages: 334
Year: 2013-04-01
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A reporter discusses his coverage of the civil rights movement, focusing on the death of Emmett Till.
Author: Patricia Volk
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345803426
Pages: 283
Year: 2014
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Shares the lessons about womanhood and personal style the author learned from both her mother, a New Yorker who was the polished hostess at her family's garment district restaurant, and Elsa Schiaparelli, the iconoclastic Italian fashion designer.
Author: David Casarett
Publisher: Current
ISBN: 1617230227
Pages: 266
Year: 2015-10-13
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Not too long ago, there was no coming back from death. But now, with revolutionary medical advances, death has become just another serious complication as David Casarett shows in this compelling volume. The entire history of resuscitation, from ancient times to today, is here explored, thus revealing exactly how malleable the term 'dead' actually is.
Short and Shocking!
Author: Maggie Pearson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019278191X
Pages: 96
Year: 2002
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Short and Shocking! is full of stories with a twist in the tale - each surprising and stimulating in its own way. Over forty stories in one book - all of them very, very short! None of the stories are more than two pages long, but each of them is special and thought-provoking. Drawn from a range of sources, including folk tales, urban myths, and narrative jokes, as well as original stories, the stories are ideal for use in the classroom or home.
The Art of Being a Woman
Author: Patricia Volk
Publisher: Hutchinson
ISBN: 0091944570
Pages: 304
Year: 2013
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Patricia Volk's glittering memoir, written with charm, panache and wit, juxtaposes the lives of two women - the iconoclastic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the author's own mother - to tell the story of how young Patricia fashioned herself into a woman. Patricia Volk's mother Audrey was an upper-middle class New Yorker, a great beauty, a perfectionist, and a polished hostess who believed in women doing things the proper way. The iconoclastic Italian fashion designer, Elsa Schiaparelli, on the other hand, never found a rule she didn't want to break. One of fashion's most radical provocateurs, she was a cultural revolutionary who embodied the 'daring'. For Patricia, who read Schiap's 'scandalous' autobiography, Shocking Life, at a tender age, these two women offered fabulously contrasting lessons in everything from fashion, make-up, lingerie, family and entertaining, to love, sex, superstition and gambling - lessons that would stay with her for the rest of her life. Moving seamlessly between the Volks' 1950s Manhattan home and Schiap's astonishing life in New York, Rome and Paris (among pals like Dali, Duchamp, Picasso), The Art of Being a Woman weaves Audrey's notions of female domesticity with Schiap's groundbreaking creative vision to tell the witty, wise and utterly delightful story of how a young girl learned that there is more than one way to be a woman.
A Cruel and Shocking Act
Author: Philip Shenon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805094202
Pages: 640
Year: 2013-10-29
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The best-selling author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation offers a groundbreaking new history of the Kennedy assassination.
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300100663
Pages: 320
Year: 2003
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Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was the premier style arbiter of the 1930s - a favourite designer for women who made the best-dressed list, of female sports heroes, and of film and theatre actresses. This book takes a comprehensive look at the work of this startling and innovative Paris fashion designer. Shocking explores the Italian-born designer's career from its modernist beginnings in the 1920s to the closing of her salon in 1954. relationship with the American fashion industry, the foundation of her great success. She also addresses how Schiaparelli's early designs were acclaimed for the architectural quality of her silhouettes and her use of unconventional materials. After 1935 the designer's collections took on a new identity, partly from her close relationship with the Parisian artistic community, which included Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti. and accessories, this book also includes contemporary photos of her designs by such key fashion photographers as Horst and Cecil Beaton and sketches and stills from the films and plays with which she was associated. Together the text and illustrations celebrate a masterful designer who defined dressmaking as an art rather than a profession.
Shocking Cinema of the Seventies
Author: Xavier Mendik
Publisher: Noir Publishing
ISBN: 0953656446
Pages: 228
Year: 2002
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The Necronomicon Shocking Cinema of the Seventies continues the acclaimed journal's exploration of film culture with a special edition devoted to film from this special era. In a series of innovative articles, leading critics and scholars consider the social and cinematic issues which shaped the films of the decade. Covering genres such as horror, the disaster movie, blaxploitation, and kung fu, the authors discover the truth behind one of the most prolific, turbulent, and challenging periods of cinema history.
The Grownup
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0804188971
Pages: 63
Year: 2015
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"Originally published in the anthology Rogues [as 'What do you do?'] ... by Bantam Books ... in 2014"--Title page verso.
The Little Book of Shocking Global Facts
Author: Barnbrook Design
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 1906863067
Pages: 181
Year: 2010
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Combining startly graphic imagery and shocking facts from authorative sources this books questions the status quo of global politics.
Shocking the Suburbs
Author: Jago Dodson, Neil G. Sipe
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921410329
Pages: 96
Year: 2008
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Petrol prices have risen to historic highs, disrupting western economies and stretching household budgets. Australia’s overwhelming reliance on the private motor car for urban mobility makes our cities among the most oil-dependent in the world, and to date there has been little analysis of the potential social, economic and political impacts of rising fuel costs on our cities. Shocking the Suburbs considers current urban transport problems, and identifies how new planning strategies and broader public policy can address oil vulnerability.
Standing Up for What's Right
Author: Michael DelGiorno
ISBN: 0975578405
Pages: 148
Year: 2004
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Horrible Science: Shocking Electricity
Author: Nick Arnold
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407146289
Pages: 208
Year: 2014-05-01
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Shocking Electricity is packed with sizzling zap-fillied facts to electrify every reader. Children can find out about the scientist who gave electric shocks to his eyeballs, that lightning can strike you with heat five times hotter than the sun and much more! Redesigned in a bold, funky new look for the next generation of Horrible Science fans.
Shocking Mother Russia
Author: Andrea Chandler
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802089305
Pages: 246
Year: 2004
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Examining the reform process of the old age pension system in Russia, from its Soviet origins to the Putin era, Shocking Mother Russia adds significantly to the growing body of literature on comparative social policy and the political challenges of pension reform. Andrea Chandler explains why Russia's old-age pension system went into decline after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, even though it was a prominent issue in the political arena at the outset of the post-communist transition. While tracing the roots of the system's difficulties to the Soviet Union's first efforts to establish a national social welfare system after 1917, Chandler nonetheless devotes the bulk of her study to the period from 1990 to 2001. While political factors impeded reform for much of this eleven-year period, ultimately Russia's striking policy reversals provide a case study for developing nations. In 1990, a new Russian pension law was adopted during the Soviet reform process of perestroika. The system was again significantly altered in 2001 when a market-reform-oriented package of pension legislation was passed. Shocking Mother Russia places the Russian experience in comparative perspective, and suggests lessons for pension reform derived from analysis of the Russian case.
"Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!"
Author: Eric Schaefer
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822323745
Pages: 474
Year: 1999
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A social and cultural history of exploitation films, which were produced on the fringes of Hollywood and often dealt with subjects forbidden by the Production Code.

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