The army is in need of a few good men...to turn into women for the service of the troops! Gabriel is turned into Gabrielle and is used by the military in ways he never could have imagined. His chest expands into breasts, and his hips widen as his form turns female. The lanky Latino is turned into a hot Latina with curves that never end and an appetite to match. After a thorough double-ended initiation by a group of men on military leave, she is sent to a base where she is greeted by her new squad in the showers. Gabrielle is taken again and again in different positions and by different men. She finds out how much she loves her new life and the new pleasures her body can feel in service of her country. PSA: This story contains a man in a woman's body. There will be pistons shoved into places - and he never knew how good a woman has it. He'll be satisfied by multiple men at once and have a slick time in the showers with a whole group of hot-and-ready soldiers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus M. Wilde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097415/bk_acx0_097415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The companion to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part "Tenth Inning" directed with Lynn Novick. The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, and The War turn to another uniquely American phenomenon: baseball. Geoffrey C. Ward's and Ken Burns’s moving and fascinating history of the game goes beyond stolen bases, double plays, and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life. The audiobook covers every milestone of the game, from the rules drawn up in 1845 by Alexander Cartwright to the American League’s introduction of the designated hitter in 1973; from the 1924 Negro World Series to Jack Roosevelt Robinson’s major-league debut; from the first curve ball in 1867 to Nolan Ryan’s seventh and last no-hitter in 1991. This new edition brings the authors’ monumental work into the 21st century: steroids, home-run records, the rise of Latino players, the long-awaited Red Sox World Series victory, and so much more. Baseball is an audiobook that speaks to all Americans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002396/bk_rand_002396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a short story collection of five contemporary events, all fiction, with drama and humor entries. 1. "Double Cross": A young woman is relocated by the Witness Protection Program to a position as hospital admission director in another state. But an assassin hired by her imprisoned husband, finds her. But when they meet, the unexpected happens. 2. "The Little Statue": An illegal Latino immigrant loses his job and becomes homeless, and lives on the street. A female police officer befriends him and tries to convince him to seek refuge on a cold snowy night. But unwilling to go to a shelter, and alone, he slowly freezes to death. But toward the end he, has a vision of his favorite saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and he becomes peaceful, serene, and joyful. 3. "Private Gagliardi Meets the Army": A young 19-year-old man, with an exceptionally high IQ, joins the US Army and befuddles his sergeant with his amazing knowledge. But as he solves problems with ease, his sergeant becomes jealous and plans to get back at him, which only back-fires as the unruffled private continues to astound his fellow soldiers. 4. "The Black and White Roses": A married couple buy a cemetery lot in their hometown, planning ahead for the future. But later, as they revisit the site, they are shocked to see bouquets of black and white roses laying on the lot. There is no note or any other indication of who might have left them, and they become increasingly fearful as other bouquets reappear each time the others are removed. 5. "Momma's Gonna Have a Baby": A 70-year-old widow is shocked to learn that she is pregnant at a routine medical examination by her doctor. After the fact settles in her mind, she becomes overjoyed at the news. However, her feelings are not shared by her two married daughters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Brogadir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045534/bk_acx0_045534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephanie Banner is 20 years old the night Dakota Shane stands center stage while six bullets ring out through the stadium. Five deaths occur from those shots, although only four ever go on record. All four are women. It happens in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Garden Arena. The show is a sellout. Twenty-two thousand seats gone in less than four hours. For the eight days leading up to the concert, a handful of disparate lives intertwine as their world unravels. Their sanity, their relationships, their work, their children, the law, and even death hangs in the balance. Among them are: the learning-disabled black kid from East St. Louis trying to move past having his little sister die in his arms when she and his Momma become collateral damage during a drive-by; the quick-witted black man who, after losing control of his car on his way to visit family in Portland, finds himself duct-taped to a chair, a hostage to a meth-addled lunatic wanted for a double homicide; the Latino son now desperately struggling to rise above his abusive father and help his mother and sister move on to a better life, while unable to let go of the tremendous guilt he bears over the fate of the other sister he once had; the slash-punk singer who manages to score her band the best gig of its career, only to learn she may not have a band left to play it; the Korean psychiatrist finally confronting how much of her life has slipped by her - how many years she lost - while focussing on far less important things; the ex-LAPD detective now working for the Portland PD finally facing the ghosts that still linger from the time of the Rodney King riots - a past that forced him to drag his family up out of LA; the bitter ex-wife of a disc jockey who still secretly listens to her ex-husband's midnight radio show as she drinks herself into a whiskey coma; the out of control daughter having unprotected sex with strangers hoping that pregnancy might draw the attention of parents unable 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070365/bk_acx0_070365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! JW is a young man living in Stockholm, originally from the countryside but feigning the appearance of a "Stekare" (in Swedish parlance, a lifestyle based on flaunting one's apparent wealth), actually leading a double life driving taxi illegally to finance his expensive life on Stureplan. Abdulkarim, running the taxi business, offers JW to begin sell cocaine instead. JW accepts the offer and enters Stockholms underground. Jorge Salinas Barrio is a latino who has gone to prison after taking the guilt for drug business where the Jugoslav mafia were involved. He escapes from Österåkersanstalten with plans to escape the country.
It is estimated that more than 50 million Latinos live in the United States. This is projected to more than double by 2050. In 'Health Issues in Latino Males' experts from public health, medicine, and sociology examine the issues affecting Latino men's health and recommend policies to overcome inequities and better serve this population. The book addresses sexual and reproductive health; alcohol, tobacco, and drug use; mental and physical health among those in the juvenile justice or prison systems; chronic diseases; HIV/AIDS; Alzheimer's and dementia; and health issues among war veterans. It discusses utilization, insurance coverage, and research programs, and includes an extensive appendix charting epidemiological data on Latino health.
There is growing international recognition of the importance of the social economy, consisting of cooperatives, mutuals and non-profit organizations. The Social Economy provides resilience in financial crises, choice in a plural economy, greater social capital and the means for development of a more democratic and inclusive civil society. But questions remain: how best develop policies and institutions to exploit this potential? What policies have emerged? And why have they emerged in some countries and not in others? This book presents work undertaken by experts and policymakers from Europe, America and Asia under the auspices of CIRIEC&#8217;s International Scientific Commission on «Social and Cooperative Economy». After a general analysis of public policies concerning the social economy, its key features, objectives and pattern of evolution, the book provides a supranational and international approach from both a European perspective (examining the policies of European bodies) and a South American perspective. This is followed by a number of national and regional analyses. The book concludes by examining the evolution, divergence and convergence of the social economy and its integration in public policy. Face à la crise, coopératives, mutuelles et associations tentent de créer du capital social et de construire une société plus démocratique et inclusive. L&#8217;Économie sociale serait-elle enfin entrée dans l&#8217;agenda politique des gouvernements ? Une vague de nouvelles lois et projets de lois d&#8217;économie sociale semblent le confirmer. Pourquoi ces politiques ont-elles émergé dans certains pays et non d&#8217;autres ? Quelles ont été leurs portée et limites ? Chercheurs et experts d&#8217;Europe, d&#8217;Amérique et d&#8217;Asie ont travaillé sous les auspices de la Commission scientifique internationale « Économie sociale et coopérative » du CIRIEC pour dresser un premier bilan international de ces questions. Cet ouvrage propose dans un premier temps une analyse générale des politiques publiques en faveur de l&#8217;Économie sociale, à la fois dans leur construction, leurs modalités, leurs objectifs et leurs évolutions. L&#8217;analyse se place ensuite dans une double perspective européenne (par l&#8217;examen des politiques des instances européennes) et latino-américaine. Enfin, des analyses nationales et régionales visent à mettre en exergue les spécificités historiques et institutionnelles.
Description: This book is a theological/pastoral response to Vatican II's call to develop our cultures as outlined in section 2 of De Ecclesia in Mundo Huius Temporis: The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. It provides a historical perspective on the Church with brief outlines of the Church's relations to the Chinese, Jewish, Muslim, and Latino cultures. The author then reviews some of the defects in our present multiculturalism and suggests means for healing and developing our culture in the United States. Endorsements: ''With the American Catholic Church more multicultural than ever, there is an urgent need for deep insights into multiculturalism and practical advice on how to minister effectively in this multicultural Church. Rademacher's book fills this double need splendidly. Its twin approach to multiculturalism--healing and developing--turns it into an effective instrument for mutual enrichment and reconciliation. With each chapter accompanied by illustrative stories and ending with questions for discussion, the work is a perfect textbook for college-level courses, continuing education, and parish diocesan formation. Buy it and use it. Currently, there is no other work like this on the market.'' --Peter C. Phan, Ellacuría Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University ''Throughout the pages of Healing and Developing our Multiculturalism, we are witness to Rademacher's careful scholarship, and remarkable dedication to learning. One can only be impressed by his passion for social justice: to do what we can to repair our broken world and to create a climate of better understanding, caring, and respect for all humankind.'' --Rabbi Gerald M. Kane, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth-El, Las Cruces, New Mexico ''Since 9-11, there [is] urgency to bring the Salvation message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all tongues, peoples, nations, and countries; not least [to] the multicultural communities in which we reside. Rademacher examines these issues. He [relates] the evolutionary growth of the Roman Catholic Church. Such, also, is today's multiculturalism of the Church, as there are greater than 1500 different practicing Christian religions In these times, when the harvest is ripe and the organized workers are few, we must put our differences aside and become that unified Body of Christ, that 'one new man.' This is a comprehensive and authoritative book on these issues.'' --Fred D. Hofeldt, Judeo-Christian Israel Alliance, Las Cruces, New Mexico ''From the signs in Spanish to the women in headscarves, a visit to any mall tells you that this is exactly the right book at the right time. Combining firsthand experience with a broad survey of scholarship, it's a must-read for pastors and people in the pew alike.'' --Ronald Modras, Professor of Theological Studies, St. Louis University About the Contributor(s): William J. Rademacher is a retired professor of Systematic Theology and theological consultant on Pastoral Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is the author of Lay Ministry and several books on Parish Pastoral Councils.
'Luminous... a beautiful book.&#8221; - Carolyn See For Vietnam veteran Jesse Pasadoble, now a defense attorney living in San Francisco, the battle still rages: in his memories, in the gang wars erupting on Potrero Hill, and in the recent slaying of two women: one black, one Vietnamese. While seeking justice for the young man accused of this brutal double murder, Jesse must walk with the ghosts of men who died on another hill... men who were his comrades and friends in a war that crossed racial divides. Gods Go Begging is a new classic of Latino literature, a literary detective novel that moves seamlessly between the jungles of Vietnam and the streets of modern day San Francisco. Described as 'John Steinbeck crossed with Gabriel García Márquez&#8221;, Véa weaves a powerful and cathartic story of war and peace, guilt and innocence, suffering and love - and of one man's climb toward salvation.