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Join the Club
Author: Tina Rosenberg
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848313365
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-04-08
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In the style of Nudge or The Spirit Level - a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world. Tina Rosenberg has spent her career tackling some of the world's hardest problems. The Haunted Land, her searing book on how Eastern Europe faced the crimes of Communism, was awarded both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in the US. In Join the Club, she identifies a brewing social revolution that is changing the way people live, based on harnessing the positive force of peer pressure. Her stories of peer power in action show how it has reduced teen smoking in the United States, made villages in India healthier and more prosperous, helped minority students get top grades in college calculus, and even led to the fall of Slobodan Milosevic. She tells how creative social entrepreneurs are starting to use peer pressure to accomplish goals as personal as losing weight and as global as fighting terrorism. Inspiring and engrossing, Join the Club explains how we can better our world through humanity's most powerful and abundant resource: our connections with one another.
And Ladies of the Club
Author: Helen Hooven Santmyer
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 1417617071
Pages:
Year: 2000-04-01
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This saga of the lives of two families in a small southwestern Ohio town chronicles the town's political, cultural, and social transformation, between 1868 and 1932, through the eyes of the local women's literary club.
Welcome to the Club
Author: Raquel D'Apice
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452157626
Pages: 144
Year: 2016-09-20
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From the comedian behind the popular parenting blog The Ugly Volvo comes a refreshing spin on the baby milestone book. Instead of a place to lovingly capture the first time baby sleeps through the night, this book shows what it's like the first time baby rolls off the bed/sofa/changing table, leaving mom or dad in a state of pure terror (it happens). These 100 rarely documented but all-too-realistic milestones—such as "First Time Baby Says a Word You Didn't Want Her to Say"—provide comfort, solidarity, and comic relief for new parents. Laugh-out-loud relatable text and distinctive illustrations of these "bad" parenting moments make this a must-have book for anyone entering the mysterious club of parenthood.
Not in the Club
Author: Janet Pucino
Publisher: Deep Canyon Media Llc
ISBN: 0985902701
Pages: 171
Year: 2013-02-01
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An insightful look at the challenges women encounter as they advance toward executive positions. Pucino reveals candid, real-life experiences that expose biases and barriers, and attempts to raise awareness about how certain behaviors negatively impact the institutions they may be leading.
The Club
Author: Sharon Page
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440338042
Pages: 416
Year: 2009-02-24
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Enter a world of sin, scandal, and the most forbidden pleasures. Enter the seductive world of award-winning author Sharon Page, whose new novel will take your breath away with a tantalizing blend of Regency romance and erotic thrills. It is London’s most secretive gentlemen’s club—a place where no well-bred lady would dare to be seen. But Lady Jane Beaumont has no choice. Her friend Del has vanished, and Jane must enter into a dangerous charade to find her. Now, within the gilded walls of this erotic lair, Jane awaits the lover she has procured for the evening. But the man who enters her bedchamber is no stranger. He is Del’s brother and London’s most notorious rake—a man on a rescue mission of his own. Christian is intrigued by the innocent beauty who clearly does not belong in the notorious brothel. And as the two seek out the damning secrets of the club . . . as Christian initiates Jane into the ways of true sensual pleasure, she knows she has entered the most dangerous place of all—where the price of temptation could be her heart. . . . From the Paperback edition.
Women in the Club
Author: Michele L. Swers
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602296X
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-04-23
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In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, Democrats and Republicans were locked in a fierce battle for the female vote. Democrats charged Republicans with waging a “war on women,” while Republicans countered that Democratic policies actually undermined women’s rights. The women of the Senate wielded particular power, planning press conferences, appearing on political programs, and taking to the Senate floor over gender-related issues such as workplace equality and reproductive rights. The first book to examine the impact of gender differences in the Senate, Women in the Club is an eye-opening exploration of how women are influencing policy and politics in this erstwhile male bastion of power. Gender, Michele L. Swers shows, is a fundamental factor for women in the Senate, interacting with both party affiliation and individual ideology to shape priorities on policy. Women, for example, are more active proponents of social welfare and women’s rights. But the effects of gender extend beyond mere policy preferences. Senators also develop their priorities with an eye to managing voter expectations about their expertise and advancing their party’s position on a given issue. The election of women in increasing numbers has also coincided with the evolution of the Senate as a highly partisan institution. The stark differences between the parties on issues pertaining to gender have meant that Democratic and Republican senators often assume very different roles as they reconcile their policy views on gender issues with the desire to act as members of partisan teams championing or defending their party’s record in an effort to reach various groups of voters.
In the Club
Author: Benjamin B. Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719096057
Pages: 240
Year: 2015
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Uses government records, personal memoirs, private club records, and club histories to examine the complex inner workings of club life and the variety of networks (social, ideological, and logistical) that permeated them.
Both Members of the Club
Author: Adam Berlin
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1937875482
Pages: 128
Year: 2013-11-01
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Billy Carlyle is a professional fighter starting to lose. His eyes cut too easily and his friends—Gabriel, an aspiring actor, and Sam, an artist preparing for her first gallery show—try to persuade Billy to leave the ring. From the streets of Manhattan to the gyms of Paris, from struggling with hard pasts to harnessing the primal pull, Both Members of the Club is a story of friendship and ambition and violence set against the world of boxing, a place where bodies get tested and truths are exposed. “This astonishingly personal and touching account of a trio of friends who have emerged from a parentless, family-less childhood to form a lifetime bond is reminiscent of the best of short fiction from the previous century. The narrator and narrative voice of the story is compelling and fascinating, and the two principal characters who round out this small circle are driven by such a power of love and mutual responsibility that it’s moving in almost every way. It’s a stunning story that resonates long after the last page is turned.”—Clay Reynolds
The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls
Author: Julie Schumacher
Publisher: Ember
ISBN: 0375851275
Pages: 240
Year: 2013
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When four very different small-town Delaware high school girls are forced to join a mother-daughter book club over summer vacation, they end up learning about more than just the books they read.
The Club
Author: Lauren Rowe
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
ISBN: 1635760593
Pages: 300
Year: 2017-04-05
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For fans of Helen Hardt and J. Kenner: A playboy businessman falls for annonynmous intake agent of an exclusive club.
The Club
Author: Steven S. Gaines, Robert Jon Cohen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 287
Year: 1980
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On Chesil Beach
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371212
Pages: 176
Year: 2009-02-24
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 bestselling author of Saturday and Atonement brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears and romantic fantasy in his unforgettable, emotionally engaging novel. The year is 1962. Florence, the daughter of a successful businessman and an aloof Oxford academic, is a talented violinist. She dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, the earnest young history student she met by chance and who unexpectedly wooed her and won her heart. Edward grew up in the country on the outskirts of Oxford where his father, the headmaster of the local school, struggled to keep the household together and his mother, brain-damaged from an accident, drifted in a world of her own. Edward’ s native intelligence, coupled with a longing to experience the excitement and intellectual fervour of the city, had taken him to University College in London. Falling in love with the accomplished, shy and sensitive Florence--and having his affections returned with equal intensity--has utterly changed his life. Their marriage, they believe, will bring them happiness, the confidence and the freedom to fulfill their true destinies. The glowing promise of the future, however, cannot totally mask their worries about the wedding night. Edward, who has had little experience with women, frets about his sexual prowess. Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by conflicting emotions and a fear of the moment she will surrender herself. From the precise and intimate depiction of two young lovers eager to rise above the hurts and confusion of the past, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is an extraordinary novel that brilliantly, movingly shows us how the entire course of a life can be changed--by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
The Club
Author: Stephanie Watson
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 1467729477
Pages: 112
Year: 2013-08-01
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The club started innocently enough. Bored after school, Josh and his friends decided to try out an old game Sabina had found in her basement. Called "Black Magic," it promised the players good fortune at the expense of those who have wronged them. Yeah, right. But when the club members' luck starts skyrocketing―and horror befalls their enemies―the game stops being a joke. How can they end the power they've unleashed? Answers lie in an old diary―but ending the game may be deadlier than any curse.
The Club
Author: Tim Nash
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449020887
Pages: 112
Year: 2009-11-05
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Four neighborhood boys get together during summer vacation and form a club. Together, the boys go on several adventures, with each one of the adventuresgiving them clues, to the secret of the pirate's cave!
T. H. E. Club
Author: Annette Cantrell Epstein
Publisher: Baker's Plays
ISBN:
Pages: 34
Year: 1992
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