Escape from Asylum

Escape from Asylum Author Madeleine Roux
ISBN-10 9780062424440
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 352
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In this terrifying prequel novel to the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, a teen is wrongfully committed to the Brookline psychiatric hospital and must find a way out—before he becomes the next victim of the evil warden’s experiments. With the page-turning suspense and unsettling found photographs from real asylums that led Publishers Weekly to call Asylum “a strong YA debut,” Escape from Asylum is perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The nightmare is just beginning. Ricky Desmond has been through this all before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn’t belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a very special program—a program that the warden claims will not cure him but perfect him—Ricky realizes that he may not be able to wait for his mom a second longer. With the help of a sympathetic nurse and a fellow patient, Ricky needs to escape now. Set long before Dan, Abby, and Jordan ever walked the hallways of the Brookline asylum—back when it was still a functioning psych ward and not a dorm—Escape from Asylum is a mind-bending and scary installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide missing puzzle pieces for series fans. Don't miss Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.

Looking to London

Looking to London Author Cynthia Cockburn
ISBN-10 0745399215
Release 2017-09
Pages 256
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London is celebrated as one of the most ethnically diverse capitals in the world, and has been a magnet of migration since its origin. Looking To London steps into the maelstrom of current and recent wars and the resulting migration crisis, telling the stories of women refugees who have made it to London to seek safe haven among the city's Kurdish, Somali, Tamil, Sudanese and Syrian communities, under the watchful eye of the security services.Cynthia Cockburn brings her lively and lucid style to a world in which hatred is being countered by compassion, at a moment when the nationalist, anti-immigrant sentiment expressed in Brexit is being challenged by a warm-hearted 'refugees welcome' movement bringing community activists into partnership with London borough councils for the reception and rehoming of victims of war.This book is essential reading for all who want to think more deeply about the meaning of asylum.

Tagebuch eines Vampirs R ckkehr bei Nacht

Tagebuch eines Vampirs   R  ckkehr bei Nacht Author Lisa J. Smith
ISBN-10 9783641038946
Release 2010-07-27
Pages 608
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Band 5 der packenden Vampirtagebücher! Elena hat es geschafft, der Schattenwelt zu entkommen. Doch niemand außer ihren engsten Freunden darf von ihrer Rückkehr erfahren – denn in Fell’s Church lauert bereits eine höllische Gefahr, gegen die noch nicht einmal Damon gefeit ist. Der Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse nimmt eine völlig neue Dimension an. Und Elena ist die Einzige, die der blutrünstigen Übermacht entgegentreten kann. Doch dann verschwindet Stefano plötzlich spurlos ...

Tagebuch eines Vampirs In der Schattenwelt

Tagebuch eines Vampirs   In der Schattenwelt Author Lisa J. Smith
ISBN-10 9783641027681
Release 2009-07-27
Pages 272
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Verliebt in einen Vampir Mit dem Tod Catarinas scheint das Böse in Fell’s Church endgültig begraben zu sein. Doch auch Elena hat ihre Liebe zu Stefano bitter mit dem Leben bezahlt. Gefangen in einer Schattenwelt, spürt sie, dass das Grauen noch lange kein Ende hat: Ihr Geist wird von einer furchtbaren Macht gebannt, und die hat es auch auf ihre irdischen Freunde abgesehen! Zur Tatenlosigkeit verdammt, empfängt Elena die verzweifelten Hilferufe ihrer telepathisch begabten Freundin Bonnie, denn über Fell’s Church ist das Unheil bereits hereingebrochen – und hat sich mit der hübschen Sue schon das erste Menschenleben einverleibt! Elena weiß: Diese unheilvolle Macht ist die älteste, stärkste und gefährlichste, mit der sie es je zu tun hatten. Und es gibt nur eine Möglichkeit, sie zu besiegen: Wenn Stefano und Damon ihre Feindschaft – die das Böse aus Rache für die Jahrhunderte zurückliegende Vergangenheit unbarmherzig aufs Neue schürt – überwinden und Seite an Seite kämpfen. Doch der Hass sitzt tief und das Grauen hat viele Gesichter ... Während Elena verzweifelt darauf hofft, von ihrem Schattendasein erlöst zu werden, steht Stefano in einem blutigen Showdown Auge in Auge mit dem Ursprung alles Bösen: Es ist Nicolaus, der schier übermächtige Vampir, der einst schon Catarina in seine blutrünstige Schöpfung verwandelt hatte. Aber kein Preis ist Stefano zu hoch, um Elena zu rächen und Fell’s Church zu retten! Doch auf welcher Seite steht Damon? • Spannung und Romantik groß geschrieben! • Pageturner mit Suchtgefahr • Für alle Fans von »Biss zum Morgengrauen«

Escape del Asylum

Escape del Asylum Author Madeleine Roux
ISBN-10 9789877472660
Release 2017-01-01
Pages 352
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Escape del Asylum has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Escape del Asylum also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Escape del Asylum book for free.

The vampire diaries

The vampire diaries Author Lisa J. Smith
ISBN-10 3570161013
Release 2010
Pages 520
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The vampire diaries has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The vampire diaries also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The vampire diaries book for free.

Escape from the Asylum

Escape from the Asylum Author Steve Naumovski BSc
ISBN-10 9781480913103
Release 2015-05-11
Pages 82
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In Escape from the Asylum, the names have changed, but the stories are true. Peter is a young enginering student who finds himself living in a mental hospital. Escape from the Asylum is the story of his life within the hospital and his plans for escape. Escape from the Asylum is host to numerous colorful and intriguing characters. Peter’s story and the stories of his fellow patients are detailed, enthralling, and endlessly surprising.

Women of the American South

Women of the American South Author Christie Farnham
ISBN-10 0814726542
Release 1997-11-01
Pages 319
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WITH A NEW POSTSCRIPT Situated between Greece on the south, the former Yugoslavia on the north and east, and the Adriatic Sea on the west, Albania is the country the world forgot. Throughout this century, Albania has been perceived as primitive and isolationist by its neighbors to the west. When the country ended fifty years of communist rule in 1992, few outsiders took interest. Deemed unworthy of membership in the European Union and overlooked by multinational corporations, Albania stands today as one of the poorest and most ignored countries in Europe. Miranda Vickers and James Pettifer take us behind the veil of former President Enver Hoxha's isolationist policies to examine the historic events leading up to Albania's transition to a parliamentary government. Beginning with Hoxha's death in 1985, Albania traces the last decade of Albania's shaky existence, from the anarchy and chaos of the early nineties to the victory of the Democratic Alliance in 1992 and the programs of the current government. The authors provide us with an analysis of how the moral, religious, economic, political and cultural identity of the Albanian people is being redefined, and leave no question that the future of Albania is inextricably linked to the future of the Balkans as a whole. In short, they tell us why Albania matters.

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

Sex and Sexuality in Early America Author Merril D. Smith
ISBN-10 9780814729366
Release 1998-09-01
Pages 220
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What role did sexual assault play in the conquest of America? How did American attitudes toward female sexuality evolve, and how was sexuality regulated in the early Republic? Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. Sex and Sexuality in Early America addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery. Focusing on the period between the initial contact of Europeans and Native Americans up to 1800, the essays encompass all of colonial North America, including the Caribbean and Spanish territories. Challenging previous assumptions, these essays address such topics as rape as a tool of conquest; perceptions and responses to Native American sexuality; fornication, bastardy, celibacy, and religion in colonial New England; gendered speech in captivity narratives; representations of masculinity in eighteenth- century seduction tales, the sexual cosmos of a southern planter, and sexual transgression and madness in early American fiction. The contributors include Stephanie Wood, Gordon Sayre, Steven Neuwirth, Else L. Hambleton, Erik R. Seeman, Richard Godbeer, Trevor Burnard, Natalie A. Zacek, Wayne Bodle, Heather Smyth, Rodney Hessinger, and Karen A. Weyler.

Witch Hunter

Witch Hunter Author Virginia Boecker
ISBN-10 9783423429214
Release 2016-03-18
Pages 384
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Packende Fantasy Die 16-jährige Elizabeth Grey sieht harmlos aus. Dieses winzige, schmale Mädchen wirkt nicht, als könnte sie einen Hexer vergiften. Oder zehn Schwarzmagier nur mit einem Schwert und einem Beutel Salz überwältigen. Doch die Dinge sind nicht immer, wie sie scheinen. Elizabeth gehört zu den besten Hexenjägern in Anglia. Nach der Ausbildung durch Blackwell, den Inquisitor des Reiches, ist sie nun ständig unterwegs, Hexen, Zauberer und Wiedergänger zur Strecke zu bringen und ihrer gerechten Strafe auf dem Scheiterhaufen zu überstellen. Aber dann wird sie selbst der Hexerei angeklagt ....

Asylum for the Queen

Asylum for the Queen Author Mildred Jordan
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105127936313
Release 1948
Pages 446
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Romantic novel about the Pennsylvania village of Asylum and the part it played in the French Revolution.

Asylum and International Law

Asylum and International Law Author S.Prakash Sinha
ISBN-10 9789401188562
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 366
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The Unknown Night

The Unknown Night Author Glyn Vincent
ISBN-10 1555847706
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 384
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On February 22, 1916, Ralph Albert Blakelock's haunting landscape, Brook by Moonlight, was sold at auction for $20,000, a record price for a painting by a living American artist. The sale made him famous, newspapers called him America's greatest artist, and thousands flocked to exhibits of his work. Yet at the time of his triumph Blakelock had spent 15 years confined in a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York and his wife and children were living in poverty. Released from the asylum by a young philanthropist, Blakelock was about to become the victim of one of the most heartless con games of the century. This remarkable biography chronicles the life, times and madness of one of America’s most celebrated and exploited painters whose brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes anticipated Abstract Expressionism by more than half a century. Like the best biographies, The Unknown Night brings to life a vanished world, as well. In this case, it’s late 19th and early 20th century New York—a city of artists’ studios and spiritualists’ salons, shantytowns and millionaires’ mansions. Blakelock was a mystic who as a young man wandered among the Indians out West, and on his return frequented the spiritualist circles in New York City. Though he was regarded as a loner, he worked among the great painters of his time, artists like William Merritt Chase and George Inness. Blakelock initially painted in the Romantic style of the Hudson River School, but by the 1880s, his brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes were considered among the most controversial, radical paintings of the era. In the 1890s he fell on hard times and sometimes played the piano on the vaudeville circuit to earn extra cash. He suffered his first mental break down in 1891. After a period of remission he became violent and was institutionalized in 1899 just as his reputation was beginning to soar. Interest in his work peaked in 1916 when a wave of Blakelock hysteria swept America. Crowds lined up to see Blakelock exhibitions in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Wealthy collectors bid record prices for his haunting paintings. Blakelock was released from the asylum and seemed destined for a glorious and comfortable end. Instead, fed upon by opportunistic dealers and forgers, Blakelock became entangled in a web of deceit spun by the very woman who was supposed to be his savior. Vincent begins his story in the spring of 1916 when Blakelock's canvas, The Brook by Moonlight, was auctioned at the Plaza Hotel in New York for $20,000 - a record price at that time for the work of a living American painter. It was Blakelock's second record in three years. Newspaper reporters converged on the painter and art pundits tripped over each other in doling out praise for his mysterious nocturnal landscapes. "Few American artists deserve a higher niche in the Temple of Fame," drooled the pioneering art dealer, William Macbeth. Some were calling Blakelock the greatest American landscape painter ever. At the time, Blakelock was penniless, a resident of an asylum in Middletown, New York. His wife, Cora Bailey Blakelock was living in poverty with their youngest children in a small house in the Catskills. Blakelock may well have remained locked away if it had not been for the efforts of Mrs. Van Rensselaer Adams, a 32-year-old vamp with a shady past. Adams passed herself off as a philanthropist, "rescued" Blakelock from the asylum, and brought him to New York City to generate public sympathy for the artist and his family. She had arranged a large show of his paintings at the Reinhardt Gallery on Fifth Avenue. It was a huge success attracting all the major critics and large crowds throughout its run over seven months. A committee of venerable art personages was formed to collect the proceeds from Blakelock’s work to be passed on to his wife and children. Blakelock, all dressed up for the Gallery opening, cut a dashing figure. His wife, though, was nowhere to be seen. Adams had, as she would do again at crucial junctures, cut her out. The resulting newspaper feeding frenzy - an early instance of celebrity journalism and scandal mongering -- climaxed several months later with banner headlines about a hazy plot to assassinate the painter. In order to better accommodate Romantic accounts, Blakelock's early career has long been misconstrued as a fruitless endeavor. His experimental work, many claimed, met only with scorn, derision and neglect. How Blakelock came to be considered one of the top three painters in the country by 1900 was never explained. In fact, the author discovered that Blakelock had attracted favorable attention in the press as early as 1879. While it was true that Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whom he was constantly associated, were subjected to ridicule by some critics, the controversy that surrounded them, also enshrined them. Many progressive critics championed Blakelock and Ryder's expressive, quasi-abstract landscapes, which were redefininnnnnng the boundaries of American art. By 1886, Blakelock's moonlight paintings were attracting rave reviews. Blakelock was an eccentric, often subject to violent mood swings and later extended bouts of paranoia. He was eventually diagnosed with dementia praecox - now called schizophrenia. The line between manic depression, bipolar disorders and various subtypes of schizophrenia, however, is blurry and lately has become the subject of debate. Most likely, Blakelock was suffering from what is called late-onset schizophrenia. He was 43 when he had his first psychotic episode, slashing his paintings, burning large amounts of money and threatening his family. He soon recovered and went back to his studio painting many of his most significant and mysterious paintings. Recently found letters indicate that he was lucid until the death of his father in 1897. Thereafter, his mental state disintegrated. The family was desperately poor. Blakelock, his long hair beaded like an Indian, a dagger in his waistband, took to the streets to sell his paintings. He became increasingly deluded, believing his paintings were worth millions and that he was related to royalty. It was two years later that Blakelock was once again sent away, this time remaining in an asylum until 1916. Blakelock has been described as a Romantic, a visionary, an outsider and an eccentric Hudson River School artist. His work, which contains both classic and modern elements, defies definition. Yet he is universally acknowledged to be one of the most original, innovative American artists of the nineteenth century - way ahead of his time. Reviewing a Blakelock exhibition in 1942, the influential critic Edward Alden Jewell called Blakelock "one of the greatest artists America has produced." Five years later, on the occasion of Blakelock's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Coates, critic for the New Yorker, described Blakelock as one of the "strongest individualists" in American art putting him on a level with Homer, Eakins and Ryder. This was at a time when Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were looking to Blakelock and Ryder for inspiration. Today Blakelock's paintings continue to hang in virtually every major American museum. In May of 2000, Blakelock's early masterpiece, Indian Encampment on The Snake River eclipsed every other American painter in a Sotheby's auction, fetching $3.5 million. Blakelock, it appears, refuses to be forgotten.

The Asylum

The Asylum Author John Harwood
ISBN-10 9780544003293
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 224
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“Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again . . . Twisted in every sense of the word and wonderfully atmospheric.”—Booklist Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England. She has no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle, who replies that Georgina Ferrars is at home with him in London: “Your patient must be an imposter.” Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle’s house? Georgina’s perilous quest to free herself takes us from a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of Tregannon House and into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival depends. “Redolent with a sense of foreboding . . . This gothic tale will sweep you up into the very heart of Victorian England. A splendid read!”—Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice “A richly textured . . . [and] masterfully constructed narrative . . . Readers are guaranteed a thoroughly diverting time in Harwood’s not-to-be-trusted hands.”—The Independent (UK) “The crisp prose and twisty plot will encourage many to read this in one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly

Escape to Miami

Escape to Miami Author Elizabeth Campisi
ISBN-10 9780199394425
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 304
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While the Naval base in Guant?namo Bay, Cuba is well-known for its infamous prison camp, few people are aware of its prior use as an immigrant detention center for Haitian and Cuban refugees. Beginning in August 1994, the United States government declared that thousands of Cubans who had launched themselves into the Florida Straits on rickety rafts were "illegal refugees" and sent them to join over fifteen thousand Haitians already being held on Guant?namo after fleeing a violent coup in Haiti. Escape to Miami recounts the gripping stories of the rafters who were detained in Guant?namo during the 1994-1996 Cuban Rafter Crisis. After working in the camps for a year as an employee of the U.S. Justice Department, Elizabeth Campisi conducted life history interviews with twelve of the rafters, chronicling their departures from Cuba, their rafting trips, life on the base, and their initial experiences in Cuban Miami. Through these remarkable narratives, the book details the ways in which the rafters used creative expression, such as performance and artwork, to cope with the traumas they experienced in the camp. Campisi explores these coping mechanisms, showing that, when people work through individually-traumatic experiences as a group, the new meanings they create during that process can come together to change existing cultures or create new ones. Vivid and engaging, Escape to Miami gives voice to the untold stories of Guant?namo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in policy, Latin American history, and human rights.

Life in the Victorian Asylum

Life in the Victorian Asylum Author Mark Stevens
ISBN-10 9781473842380
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 176
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Life in the Victorian Asylum reconstructs the lost world of the nineteenth century public asylums. This fresh take on the history of mental health reveals why county asylums were built, the sort of people they housed and the treatments they received, as well as the enduring legacy of these remarkable institutions. Mark Stevens, the best-selling author of Broadmoor Revealed, is a professional archivist and expert on asylum records. In this book, he delves into Victorian mental health archives to recreate the experience of entering an asylum and being treated there, perhaps for a lifetime. Praise for Broadmoor Revealed 'Superb,' Family Tree magazine 'Detailed and thoughtful,' Times Literary Supplement 'Paints a fascinating picture,' Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Death by the Light of the Moon

Death by the Light of the Moon Author Joan Hess
ISBN-10 9781466807624
Release 2007-02-06
Pages 240
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Things that go bump in the Bayou... For bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy getting a root canal beats going to a Malloy family reunion. But it is time her fifteen-year-old daughter Caron visits her deceased father's relatives. Now Claire and Caron have arrived at Malloy Manor, a run-down mansion in Louisiana's bayou country...where the mosquitoes are big enough to barbecue, the swamp is crawling with alligators, the butler looks like he stepped out of a teen slasher movie, and the wheelchair-bound matriarch, Miss Justicia, races around the grounds cackling like a loon. It's the perfect setting-for a murder. Before a night has passed, Miss Justicia is sleeping with the fishes. The police call it a "tragic accident." Caron is all for calling a cab. But Claire wants to have a closer look at her "loving" relatives since she has a hunch leaving Malloy Manor isn't going to be all that easy...and neither is staying alive.