On a September night in 1978, Muhammad Ali would attempt to reclaim his title from Leon Spinks in one of the greatest heavyweight matches of all-time. That same night, a crew of over twenty-five country boys from in and around central Kentucky, which would soon be known as The Cornbread Mafia would pull off one of their many outrageous exploits by attempting to reclaim a huge marijuana field that had been seized by local law enforcement. Although The Cornbread Mafia is legendary in Central Kentucky, most people do not know the true origins of the iconic group. Now comes the authors first-hand account of how this term was coined and the many escapades they encountered along the way.
Such a delight to find this book at the second hand department of ABC Bookstore. A shame though that its friends were like double the price. :| But oh well, at least I could continue reading this hilarious series.
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography. Now with a new introduction by the author, Mornings on Horseback is reprinted as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition. Mornings on Horseback is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household (and rarefied social world) in which he was raised.
Skillfully blending documentation and illustrations, and gradually sharpening polemic and humor, Blake calmly explodes the fantasies of modern dogma that most architects once accepted. Such truisms as form follows function, the open plan, and purity of design are exposed as volatile ideas. The intricately planned, artistically designed components of the Ideal City have divided urban areas into tidy ghettos of culture, education, business, residence...even pornography...alienating individuals and threatening not only the economic futures of our cities, but civilized aspects of life in the West as well.This book calls for the slaughtering of the sacred cows of the Modern Movement, for a moratorium on the destruction of existing buildings and historic landmarks, and for an end to the construction of skyscrapers, new highways in developed nations, and single-use zoning. Blake demands legislation to hold building industries responsible for performance of their products, and a restructuring for performance of their products, and a restructuring of architectural education into something more basic and more human..
People believe in a great many things: the New Age and the new atheism, astrology and the Juche Idea, the marginal utility theory and a God in three persons. Yet most of us know almost nothing about why other people believe the things they do – or indeed about how it feels to believe them. This book presents an objective method for understanding and comparing belief systems, irrespective of their subject matter and of whether or not the investigator happens to agree with them.
This introductory level text provides the most balanced coverage of basic topics, research and theories of any social psychology text in the market. Written from the perspective that theories and principles of social psychology are based on accumulated knowledge, it draws examples from everyday life and shows how social psychology principles are relevant to our personal experiences and to current social issues.*Emphasis on social cognition, the self, personal relationships and evolutionary psychology - Reflects current research and up-to-date theories in social psychology*The latest research findings on - Unconscious processing, mental stimulation, meta-analysis of sex differences, agression, media and politics*Increased coverage of - Motives that drive self-perception and self-regulation, cognitive approaches to prejudice and stereotyping*Includes the newest multicultural and global research throughout the text*Five part organization - Progresses from the individual processes to dyads and groups.
The shitshow that is The Walking Dead staggers on for yet another volume in the aptly named, Volume 31: The Rotten Core. Who knew that the Commonwealth, an authoritarian group obsessed with hierarchy enforced through an overbearing police presence, would turn out to be gasp kinda evil oh right everyone duurrr. Rick is taking Commonwealth Governor Pamela Milton on a tour of their territories (Hilltop, The Kingdom, etc.) except it’s not interesting for the audience who’s already familiar with them all - great storytelling, Robert Kirkman.