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The End of Men

By Christina Sweeney-Baird
  • ISBN Code: : 0385696647
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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Set in a world where a virus stalks our male population, The End of Men is an electrifying and unforgettable debut from a remarkable new talent that asks: what would life truly look like without men? Only men are affected by the virus; only women have the power to save us all. The year is 2025, and a mysterious virus has broken out in Scotland--a lethal illness that seems to affect only men. When Dr. Amanda MacLean reports this phenomenon, she is dismissed as hysterical. By the time her warning is heeded, it is too late. The virus becomes a global pandemic--and a political one. The victims are all men. The world becomes alien--a women's world. What follows is the immersive account of the women who have been left to deal with the virus's consequences, told through first-person narratives. Dr. MacLean; Catherine, a social historian determined to document the human stories behind the "male plague;" intelligence analyst Dawn, tasked with helping the government forge a new society; and Elizabeth, one of many scientists desperately working to develop a vaccine. Through these women and others, we see the uncountable ways the absence of men has changed society, from the personal--the loss of husbands and sons--to the political--the changes in the workforce, fertility and the meaning of family. In The End of Men, Christina Sweeney-Baird creates an unforgettable tale of loss, resilience and hope.

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You are invited to the Alexandria Academy . . . Twelve-year-old Shad Hadid has never quite fit in. The other kids at school don’t understand him, so he spends most of his time alone, cooking for his teta and daydreaming of opening his own Arabic bakery full of tasty treats. But when Shad is attacked by a shadowy monster, he learns his late baba was an alchemist with the ability to mix charms, elixirs, and mists—and he’s one too! Then Shad receives an invitation to the mysterious Alexandria Academy, a fabled school for alchemists, where he hopes he’ll find safety and learn more about the ancient science. But when he arrives, no one at the school seems to know what alchemy is! As Shad digs deeper into the mystery, he discovers a sinister evil lurking in the shadows, and only he holds the key to stopping—or fulfilling—their plans. With danger at every turn and the fate of the alchemy world on the line, can Shad save his friends and defeat this sinister foe?

End of Masculinity

By John MacInnes
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  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Book Code : 0335232191
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 171
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Why does masculinity seem obvious yet prove impossible to define? What has caused the erosion of men's power and will progress towards sexual equality continue? How political is the personal? This book explains why both popular and academic commentators have found it impossible to define masculinity. It is because no such thing exists. Re-examining the ideas of thinkers such as Sigmund Freud and Thomas Hobbes, the author shows that modern societies faced the novel problem of explaining how men and women had equal rights, yet led such different lives, and solved it by inventing the concept of masculinity. It concludes that strong forces in modern societies encourage greater sexual equality, and that these are better supported by a politics of equal rights than by encouraging men to personally reform their masculine identity. MacInnes challenges established ways of thinking about sex, gender and masculinity that underpin not only feminist thought, but the treatment of these issues across the social sciences, philosophy and history.

The Children of Men

By P. D. James
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307367711
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: the-children-of-men.pdf

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The year is 2021. No child has been born for twenty-five years. The human race faces extinction. Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiat, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere. That is, until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact with a group of dissenters. Suddenly his life is changed irrevocably as he faces agonising choices which could affect the future of mankind. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

The End of This Day's Business

By Murray Constantine
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  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 1473214696
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: the-end-of-this-day-s-business.pdf

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Set more than four thousand years in the future, The End of This Day's Business depicts a truly utopian way of life, a global society in which distinct national cultures are preserved but coexist without competitive nationalism, violence, or war. Women, characterised as the reasonable sex in this society, care for the earth and all it's creatures. Only one price must be paid for this harmony. It is the subjection of men, who, stripped of their history and deprived of any knowledge of women's sacred rights, complacently accept their 'natural' inferiority. The plot turns on the desire of one woman, Grania, an artist and leader, to teacher her son what is forbidden for men to know. Risking both their lives, she tells the story of when men dominated, especially of the twentieth-century rise of fascism, and the subsequent world transformation as life-loving women took over from death-loving men.

Walk to the End of the World

By Suzy McKee Charnas
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1466821140
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: walk-to-the-end-of-the-world.pdf

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After thirty years, Suzy McKee Charnas has completed her incomparable epic tale of men and women, slavery and freedom, power and human frailty. It starts with Walk to the End of the World, where Alldera the Messenger is a slave among the Fems, in thrall to men whose own power is waning. In continues with Motherlines, where Alldera the Runner is a fugitive among the Riding Women, who live a tribal life of horse-thieving and storytelling, killing the few men who approach their boundaries. The books that finish Alldera's story, The Furies and The Conqueror's Child, are now available. Once you start here, you won't want to stop until you've read the last word of the last book. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rejected of Men

By Howard Pyle
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: rejected-of-men.pdf

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"Rejected of Men" by Howard Pyle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Presence of Men

By Francesca Marciano
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 110197429X
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: the-presence-of-men.pdf

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A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Lara moved to a little undiscovered village in southern Italy to find a respite from her newly divorced life in Rome. She works hard to find approval and eventually befriends an elderly, local seamstress, Mina. But, when her brother comes to visit, he brings along an uproarious film star who threatens to disrupt her newly quaint, yet happy, existence. From brilliant young Italian screenwriter Francesca Marciano, this is a meticulous, evocative portrait of a woman who seeks and learns to find peace and reestablish her sense of home away from the damaging intrusions of men. Invoking the sights, sounds, and intimacy of southern Italy, “The Presence of Men” is selected from The Other Language, the extraordinary debut collection from one of Italy’s finest new female writers. An ebook short.

The End of Seven

By Mary Dove
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457557770
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 415
  • Pdf File: the-end-of-seven.pdf

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There is an enigmatic quality about the number seven that transcends time and culture. It can symbolize luck – or represent an ominous warning. So it was in the time of the Roman Empire in the first century. For the citizens of Pompeii, it was the end of life as they knew it, and nothing would ever be the same again after the seventh month of AD 79. The first of July reunites an ancient dysfunctional family at their sumptuous new villa in the shadow of Vesuvius. The daughter is desperate to avoid her father’s intentions to arrange her marriage. She is romantic, longing to experience the emotions described by her favored poets. The only child of a first marriage, she suffers guilt over her mother’s death in childbirth. Every bit the gilded age debutante of another era, she finds herself tempted by feelings for someone most unsuitable. Her brother is an arrogant dandy with a passion for the games, whose indulgent excesses are cries for attention, his ambition fueled by massive gambling debts. Their father is a veteran of the Britannic campaigns. Aggressive to build his own empire, he ruthlessly married two women for their fortunes, but secretly prefers his relations with men. The last 18 years have been devoted to cultivating his business instead of his family, and he is a rich man. With the death of the Emperor, he fears time is running out to form his legacy. His second wife, sixteen years his junior, is struggling to cope with the insecurity of her position in life, and her dependence on alcohol. She relieves her hatred of men and sexual tensions by purchasing the services of the infamous. As July passes the harmony of the family is disturbed by the presence of a Greek slave, an artist commissioned to paint the murals adorning the villa. Possessed with the gift of prophecy from the Oracle of Delphi, he foretells an imminent warning, ‘the end of seven’. What does it mean? Was it a matter of destiny or fate? The rhetorical argument intrigues the Romans. Their world shakes with tremors and begins to fall apart as the eighth months unfolds. Who will heed the warning before the volcano erupts suddenly on August 24th? Who will live – and who will die… The End of Seven is an historical novel that portrays the evocative opulence of the pagan world in a time of moral ambiguity and diverse wealth. The catastrophic destruction of Pompeii has intrigued generations since its’ discovery. Here is a story with characters so compelling, so vivid, the reader will not want to put the book down to leave their world.

Angry White Men

By Michael Kimmel
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  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Book Code : 156858962X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: angry-white-men.pdf

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"Kimmel has made a career out of being what you might call a man-translator."-The Atlantic The white American male voter is alive and well--and angry as hell. Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men--from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students--in pursuit of a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage. Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social, and political shifts that have transformed the American landscape: Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and tenaciously clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them. The election of Donald Trump proved that angry white men can still change the course of history. Here, Kimmel argues that we must consider the rage of this "forgotten" group and create solutions that address the concerns of all Americans.

The Hearts of Men

By Travis Hunter
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  • Publisher : Villard
  • Book Code : 0375506616
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 764
  • Pdf File: the-hearts-of-men.pdf

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Tall, dark, and handsome, Prodigy Banks was once a playboy. Now he’s a man any mother would be proud to call her son, and when he meets Nina, the mother of the young boy he mentors, it seems that life is going to get even better. But when his past threatens his newfound respectability, Prodigy has to act fast to protect his new relationship. Bernard Charles is haunted by childhood memories of abandonment and poverty. His workaholic ways frustrate his wife, Diane, and leave her vulnerable to another man’s advances. After her betrayal, will Bernard move on or move out? Winston “Poppa Doc” Fuller has a fix for what’s ailing the younger generation. Married for more than forty years to his beloved Ethel, Winston brings healing to everyone he touches. Yet despite his best efforts, he hasn’t been able to reach his own thirty-three-year-old son—a situation that soon requires urgent resolution, because as Poppa Doc tells his son: “I love you, but I’m not proud of you. Make me proud of you before I leave this earth.” In his marvelous debut novel, Travis Hunter has crafted a tale that is funny, sexy, and touching—revealing what it truly means to have the heart of a man.

The End of the Magi

By Patrick W. Carr
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1493421557
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: the-end-of-the-magi.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Following his vision of the coming Messiah, the prophet Daniel creates a select group of men who will count down the calendar to the arrival of Israel's promised king. Centuries later, as the day nears, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, flees for his life when his adoptive father and others are put to death by a ruthless Parthian queen. Having grabbed only a few possessions, Myrad escapes the city, and searching for a way to hide from the soldiers scouring the trade routes, he tries to join the caravan of the merchant Walagash. The merchant senses that Myrad is hiding secrets, but when the young man proves himself a valuable traveler, an epic journey filled with peril, close escapes, and dangerous battles begins. With every day that passes, the calendar creeps closer to the coming Messiah. And over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can't forget and the promise that the world will never be the same.