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The Book Boys Among Men
The Author David L. Myers
The Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date2005
Genre Law
Pages 193
ISBN 0275982548
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sheds new light on the popular but controversial move to charge, try, and sentence juvenile offenders as adults.


The Book Boys Among Men
The Author Jonathan Abrams
The Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date2016-03-15
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 352
ISBN 9780804139267
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA. When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college—as young basketball prodigies were expected to do—but instead enter the 1995 NBA draft directly from high school, he blazed a trail for a generation of teenage basketball players to head straight for the pros. That trend would continue until the NBA instituted an age limit in 2005, requiring all players to attend college or another developmental program for at least one year. Over that decade-plus period, the list of players who made that difficult leap includes some of the most celebrated players of the modern era—Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, and numerous other stars. It also includes notable “busts” who either physically or mentally proved unable to handle the transition. But for better or for worse, the face of the NBA was forever changed by the prep-to-pro generation. In compelling, masterfully crafted prose, Boys Among Men goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful and engaging portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this time. Award-winning basketball writer Jonathan Abrams has obtained remarkable access to the key players, coaches, and other movers and shakers from that time, and the result is a book packed with rare insights and never-before-published details about this chapter in NBA history. Boys Among Men is a thrilling, informative, must-read for any basketball fan.


The Book Boys among Men Trying and Sentencing Juveniles as Adults
The Author David L. Myers
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2005-06-30
Genre Law
Pages 208
ISBN 9780313014710
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Images of youngsters in handcuffs and prison uniforms have become common on the nightly news in the United States. As America's fascination with crime and justice has grown, so has attention to the ways in which youthful offenders are charged, tried, and sentenced. While they may once have been viewed as misguided youth, more and more juveniles are being charged as adults and sentenced to adult prisons. Myers questions whether doing so is an effective deterrent for young offenders, if rehabilitation is out of the question, and if youth and society are better served by sending children away to adult prisons rather than juvenile detention facilities. These questions and others are addressed in this careful analysis of the history and evolution of transfer laws that are increasingly prevalent throughout the United States. The move toward charging juvenile delinquents as adult criminals initially coincided with an increase in violent crimes committed by youthful offenders. However, as such policies have grown and expanded, the methods by which youth are formally treated as adults in the criminal justice system have changed. Here, Myers examines the demographic, legal, criminal, and social characteristics of those youth who are waived to adult courts, assessing the nature, use, and effectiveness of punishment and rehabilitation efforts in modern juvenile and criminal justice systems. He concludes that as long as separate juvenile and adult justice systems are maintained, there will be a desire and perceived need for transferring some youth to adult court. However, he suggests that such transfers should be facilitated on a much more limited basis, while greater resources and funding for prevention and early intervention should be implemented to prevent youth from offending in the first place. This controversial topic receives a thorough accounting in this volume, which will open readers' eyes to the realities of juvenile delinquency and its treatment by the criminal justice system.


The Book Walking Among Men
The Author Andrew H. Montgomery
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2008-05-01
Genre Religion
Pages 200
ISBN 9781434385871
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Damara Van Brunt teaches Economics for Duke University in North Carolina. Her mother and brother live in Bozeman, Montana. Life is simple and wonderful. Until that eventful day her brother, Parker, calls from the hospital, and while on the phone, Damara hears the doctor announce that their mother has died. Returning home to put matters to rest, Damara is devastated to learn that her mother's death was no accident but a murder. Trying desperately to accept her mother's untimely death, Damara is also trying to comprehend the large amount of family secret information that was left for her if her mother should every die. With no one else to turn to, Damara contacts an old college friend, Carrie Clarke. After Carrie arrives to help her distraught friend. Both girls are thrown into a whirl wind adventure that takes them from Montana to New York City and finally, to Damara's birth place of Manitoba, Canada. But unknown to both Damara and Carrie, the murderer is following their progress closely in solving the eighty year-old mystery. Why is it that on the fortieth birthday of each first daughter's birthday is she murdered? http://www.theagencyseries.com/


The Book Among Men
The Author Tobin Siebers
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2001-09-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 117
ISBN 0803292899
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In Among Men Tobin Siebers grapples with what it means to be male. Juxtaposing a variety of genres, from memoir to meditation to miniature story, Among Men portrays the extremes of male identity and how the struggle to be a man involves confronting those extremes. The tone is personal, the subject matter timely and contemporary. In an age when it has become difficult to generalize about maleness, Siebers's challenge is to discover in his own life truths about the lives of men in general. ø Here are men consumed by the precision of work and the ferocity of drinking, cowards who dream of bravery, and heroes who lose their lives because they cannot be weak. Siebers confesses his own anger and lust and wonders how to retain his power as a man while becoming kinder and more worthy of love. Among Men is not a male manifesto. At turns moving, funny, poignant, and haunting, it is an insightful diary about things male, about how men think, about fathers, brothers, and sons, about love and lust, about talking man to man.


The Book Sport and Society in Ancient Greece
The Author Mark Golden
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1998-09-10
Genre History
Pages 216
ISBN 0521497906
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is new to the Key Themes in Ancient History series, a range of books designed for students and teachers of ancient history, aimed at providing a readable, authoritative and concise introduction to some of the major topics in Greek and Roman history. In Sport and Society in Ancient Greece , the author addresses such important themes as the link between sport, religion and warfare and the games as an arena for expression of difference between individuals or groups, while providing a guide to the ancient evidence and to the current state of thinking on the subject. He also evaluates the significance of these themes in our understanding of ancient culture. The book contains a useful bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading, a complete list of works cited and a nice calendar of important dates for the evidence.


The Book Among Men
The Author Søren Ervø
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2016-12-05
Genre Social Science
Pages 344
ISBN 9781351959230
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The two 'Moulding Masculinities' volumes represent the first major publication in English of Northern European studies on masculinities. They focus on men’s relationships towards each other and their bodies, primarily from psycho-dynamic and social constructionist perspectives. The contributors are drawn from disciplines as diverse as sociology, social anthropology, media studies and sports sciences, and include scholars from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia, the UK and the USA. Investigating the relational aspects of masculinity, this volume describes how different masculinities are moulded within diverse structures and settings. It explores how men interact with each other and how they collectively react to and embody changing concepts of masculinity. By centering on the struggle and negotiation between different groups and discourses of masculinity and investigating the origin of dominant images and ideals of masculinity, these two volumes will widen international understanding of how historic forms of masculinity are interpreted, revived and combined in the process of moulding masculinities.


The Book Bad Boys Bad Men
The Author Donald W. Black
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2013-02-06
Genre Medical
Pages 320
ISBN 9780199970698
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whether called black sheep, sociopaths, con men, or misfits, some men break all the rules. They shirk everyday responsibilities, abuse drugs and alcohol, take up criminal careers , and lash out at family members. In the worst cases, they commit rape, murder, and other acts of extreme violence. What makes these men behave as if they had no conscience? Bad Boys, Bad Men examines antisocial personality disorder or ASP, the mysterious mental condition that underlies this lifelong penchant for bad behavior. Psychiatrist and researcher Donald W. Black, MD, draws on case studies, scientific data, and current events to explore antisocial behavior and to chart the history, nature, and treatment of a misunderstood disorder that affects up to seven million Americans. Citing new evidence from genetics and neuroscience, Black argues that this condition is tied to biological causes and that some people are simply born bad. Bad Boys, Bad Men introduces us to people like Ernie, the quintessential juvenile delinquent who had an incestuous relationship with his mother and descended into crime and alcoholism; and John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer whose lifelong pattern of misbehavior escalated to the rape and murder of more than 30 young men and boys. These compelling cases read like medical detective stories as Black tries to separate the lies these men tell from the facts of their lives. For this Revised and Updated edition, Dr. Black includes new research findings, including the most recent work on the genetic and biological determinants of antisocial personality disorder, and he also discusses the difference between, and overlap with, psychopathy. Several new cases have been added to Bad Boys, Bad Men, including Mike Tyson and Saddam Hussein, and he also briefly discusses antisocial women such as Aileen Wuornos, the lead character in the movie, Monster. Acclaim for the first edition: "For a fascinating and insightful journey inside the criminal mind one could not find a better guide than Dr. Donald Black, one of the world's leading authorities on the classification of aberrant behaviorsEL. A magnificent achievement." --Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., author of Brain Lock "Clearly written, informative, and filled with intriguing stories of real people....Tells us what we need to know about antisocial personality disorder. A wonderful book." --John M. Oldham, MD, Columbia University "A clear and thorough account of the current scientific understanding of a baffling condition, Bad Boys, Bad Men will appeal to those interested in the origins of repetitive criminal behavior. The book will be of especial use to the families of the antisocial." --Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac "A tour de force. Don Black has distilled decades of his clinical experience and a comprehensive review of research on antisocial personality disorder into the definitive vade mecum on the topic." --John H. Greist, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School


The Book Joe DiMaggio
The Author Richard Ben Cramer
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2013-01-22
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 560
ISBN 9781439127988
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Joe DiMaggio was, at every turn, one man we could look at who made us feel good. In the hard-knuckled thirties, he was the immigrant boy who made it big—and spurred the New York Yankees to a new era of dynasty. He was Broadway Joe, the icon of elegance, the man who wooed and won Marilyn Monroe—the most beautiful girl America could dream up. Joe DiMaggio was a mirror of our best self. And he was also the loneliest hero we ever had. In this groundbreaking biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer presents a shocking portrait of a complicated, enigmatic life. The story that DiMaggio never wanted told, tells of his grace—and greed; his dignity, pride—and hidden shame. It is a story that sweeps through the twentieth century, bringing to light not just America's national game, but the birth (and the price) of modern national celebrity.


The Book Cow Boys and Cattle Men
The Author Jacqueline M. Moore
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date2009-12-01
Genre History
Pages 281
ISBN 9780814757406
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Cowboys are an American legend, but despite ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Technically, a cowboy worked with cattle, as a ranch hand, while his boss, the cattleman, owned the ranch. Jacqueline M. Moore casts aside romantic and one-dimensional images of cowboys by analyzing the class, gender, and labor histories of ranching in Texas during the second half of the nineteenth century. As working-class men, cowboys showed their masculinity through their skills at work as well as public displays in town. But what cowboys thought was manly behavior did not always match those ideas of the business-minded cattlemen, who largely absorbed middle-class masculine ideals of restraint. Real men, by these standards, had self-mastery over their impulses and didn’t fight, drink, gamble or consort with "unsavory" women. Moore explores how, in contrast to the mythic image, from the late 1870s on, as the Texas frontier became more settled and the open range disappeared, the real cowboys faced increasing demands from the people around them to rein in the very traits that Americans considered the most masculine. Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.


The Book Britten and Auden in the Thirties
The Author Donald Mitchell
The Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Release Date2000
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 176
ISBN 0851157904
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A crucial year in the Britten/Auden relationship, which reshaped and redefined artistic direction in the immediate pre-war period.


The Book Thirty Three Secrets Arab Men Never Tell American Women
The Author Cassandra
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2008-02-26
Genre Social Science
Pages 493
ISBN 9781465329967
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: There exists in this world people who have no soul. Anyone who could inflict such endless cruelty on women and children is less than human. It's hard for me to find the precise words I can use to describe my feelings about this reading experience: deep sadness, blistering rage, and a need to take revenge. Intellectually, I know all this is counterproductive, and a punishment inflicted upon myself. However, Thirty-Three Secrets Arab Men Never Tell American Women: A Dissection of How Muslims Treat Women and Infidels is a wake-up call for any women who would let her heart rule her head in personal relationships, no matter what the cultural background or religion.


The Book The Gentleman s Magazine and Historical Chronicle
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1788
Genre
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ISBN PRNC:32101076879988
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Counseling Boys and Young Men
The Author Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC
The Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Release Date2012-06-05
Genre Psychology
Pages 456
ISBN 9780826109194
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in todayís society."--The Professional Counselor Journal This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses todayís most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers. Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book. Key Features: Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more Includes vivid case studies Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks


The Book Social Determinants of Health Among African American Men
The Author Henrie M. Treadwell
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2012-09-20
Genre Medical
Pages 368
ISBN 9781118235188
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This groundbreaking book applies the concept of social determinantsof health to the health of African- American men. While therehave been significant efforts in recent years to eliminate healthdisparities, serious disparities continue to exist especially withregard to African–American men who continue to sufferdisproportionately from poor health when compared to other racial,ethnic, and gender groups in the United States. Thisbook covers the most important issues relating to socialdeterminants of health and also offers viable strategies forreducing health disparities.


The Book Jack London An American Life
The Author Earle Labor
The Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date2013-12-24
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 480
ISBN 9781466863163
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A revelatory look at the life of the great American author—and how it shaped his most beloved works Jack London was born a working class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast—an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed bestselling books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. The bare outlines of his story suggest a classic rags-to-riches tale, but London the man was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage, but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favorite animals. At his peak the highest paid writer in the United States, he was nevertheless forced to work under constant pressure for money. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice and a lover of humanity, he was also subject to spells of bitter invective, especially as his health declined. Branded by shortsighted critics as little more than a hack who produced a couple of memorable dog stories, he left behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London: An American Life, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the brilliant and complicated novelist lost behind the myth—at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for seeking new worlds to explore never waned until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Labor resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory.


The Book Men Who Sell Sex
The Author Peter Aggleton
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2006-12-05
Genre Social Science
Pages 301
ISBN 9781135358846
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Men Who Sell Sex is the first comprehensive international account of male prostitution and AIDS. While much is known about female prostitution and sex work, relatively little is known about men who sell sex - either to women or other men. This book brings together an authoritative collection of essays from different countries and examines sexual behaviour, the reasons men sell sex, the meanings involved, and implications for HIV prevention. The authors are all experts in their fields and individual chapters offer a compelling description of the reasons men sell sex and the pleasures and risks involved.


The Book Little Women Little Men Jo s Boys
The Author Louisa May Alcott
The Publisher Library of America
Release Date2005
Genre Fiction
Pages 1092
ISBN 9781931082730
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A deluxe single-volume edition of Alcott's classic Little Women trilogy is complemented by the stories' original first-edition illustrations, some of which where drawn by the author's sister May, who inspired the character of Amy.


The Book Louisa May Alcott Little Women Little Men Jo s Boys
The Author Louisa May Alcott
The Publisher Library of America
Release Date2005-02-17
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 1045
ISBN 9781598533842
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The classic trilogy, in a hardcover collector's edition complete with the original illustrations. From the incidents of her own remarkable childhood, Louisa May Alcott fashioned a trilogy of novels that catapulted her to fame and fortune and that remain among the most beloved works in all of American literature. Here, in an authoritative single-volume edition, is the complete series. In Little Women, set in New England during the Civil War, Alcott introduces the unforgettable March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Little Men follows Jo, now married, into adulthood, as she finds herself the caretaker of a houseful of rambunctious children at Plumfield School. Jo’s Boys returns to Plumfield a decade later; now grown, Jo’s children recount adventures of their own.


The Book A Boy s Town
The Author William Dean Howells
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2015-01-08
Genre Fiction
Pages 182
ISBN 9781633554986
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.