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The Scandal of It All
  • Author : Sophie Jordan
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062463623

Summary: It takes two to make a scandal… What kind of woman ventures into London’s most notorious pleasure club? An outsider like Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, snubbed time and time again by society because of her Spanish roots. Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste. If only she were not so drawn to the smoldering Lord Strickland…a dangerous man who sees beyond her mask, and could ruin her reputation with a mere whisper. Lord Strickland never permitted himself to fantasize about the sultry, off-limits lady, but then he never expected to find Ela in a place so wicked, looking for what he’s more than too happy to give. She may not be to the ton’s taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire—and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night.


The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality
  • Author : Mark Vasey-Saunders
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: 1317016696

Summary: English evangelicals give the appearance of being a community at war, with each other and with the world around them. The issue of homosexuality is one of the key battlegrounds. How has this issue become so significant to evangelicals? Why is it provoking such violent responses? How is it changing evangelicals, and what might this mean for the future? This book examines the history of evangelical responses to the issue of homosexuality, setting them in a wider historical and cultural context and drawing on the work of Rene Girard to argue that the issue of homosexuality has come to symbolise deeply-held convictions within evangelicalism. The conflict over the issue that is now becoming apparent within evangelicalism reveals deep divisions within the evangelical community that will have great significance for the future. The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality offers an alternative perspective, seeking not to present an answer to the ethical question, but rather to examine the way the debate has become scandalised and consider the cost. It offers a window into contemporary English evangelicalism and provides an important contribution to international and ecumenical debate.


The Scandal of Father Brown
  • Author : G. K. Chesterton
  • Publisher : House of Stratus
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN Code: 0755100263

Summary: In this fifth and final set of Father Brown mysteries G K Chesterton’s short, shabby priest continues, in his humorous, effortless but powerfully effective way to solve a wide range of high crimes and misdemeanours.


The Louisville Grays Scandal of 1877
  • Author : William A. Cook
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-12-24
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN Code: 1476616396

Summary: By the mid–1870s, gambling in baseball threatened the public’s confidence in the sport and its very existence as a professional enterprise. Recognizing this, Chicago owner William A. Hulbert and seven of his colleagues formed the National League, dedicating it to such high-minded ideals as preventing contract jumping and, most importantly, eliminating gambling from the sport. Hulbert’s new league was severely threatened in 1877 by a gambling scandal that rocked its foundation. In mid-season, the Louisville Grays were the league’s hottest team, but a disastrous eastern road trip caused vice president Charles Chase to question the efforts of some of his players. Sure-handed infielders were making inexplicable errors, and pitcher Jim Devlin was suddenly not as sharp as he had been previously. Chase’s investigation found Devlin, A.H. Nichols, W.H. Carver, and George Hall had “sold” games, and the four were banned from the league. This work focuses first on the formation of the National League and the changing nature of professional baseball in the 1870s. The early seasons of the league are covered, and the author gives a detailed account of the Grays’ 1877 season and the evidence against the four players. Also fully explored are the impact of the Grays scandal and its lasting influence on the governance of the sport.


Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross
  • Author : Mark D. Baker
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2006-12-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 9781441206275

Summary: Because many modern Christians can offer a reasonable explanation of the meaning of Jesus' death on the cross, they find it hard to understand the confusion displayed by the disciples after the events in the last pages of the Gospels. But if Paul were alive today, he would find it inexplicable that we modern believers are not scandalized by the cross. Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross introduces pastors, church leaders, students, and lay readers to the need for contextualized atonement theology, offering creative examples of how the cross can be proclaimed today in culturally relevant and transformative ways. It makes helpful suggestions on how this vision for a culturally relevant message might be developed. The impressive list of contributors includes writings from C. S. Lewis, Rowan Williams, Frederica Mathewes-Green, Brian McLaren, and many more who are actively working out just how to make this life-transforming proclamation.


The Scandal of Lady Eleanor
  • Author : Regina Jeffers
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1569759669

Summary: A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Scandal of the Fabliaux
  • Author : R. Howard Bloch
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN Code: 9780226059761

Summary: Briefly describes the history of the fabliaux, analyzes the themes and structure of these ribald medieval French poems, and argues that they represent the origins of modern humor.


The Scandal of the Incarnation
  • Author : Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon.)
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN Code: 0898703158

Summary: Saint Irenaeus was the first great Christian theologian. Born in Asia Minor in about 130 A.D., he became Bishop of Lyons and died as a martyr early in the third century. His main work, Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies), is as relevant today as it was eighteen hundred years ago. It is a critique of Gnosticism, the 'anti-body' heresy, which, far from dying out, continues to flourish as the main threat to the Christian faith in our own day. With serenity and good humor, Irenaeus unfolds the unity of God's purpose in creation and redemption, in Old and New Testaments. The flesh and blood which Gnosticism so despised has been assumed by God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and glorified in the Resurrection and the Eucharist. In this book, quotations from Saint Irenaeus have been arranged thematically in order to show the unity of his Christian view of the world. The texts have been selected and are introduced by the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Catholic theologians of this century. They are translated by John Saward. "Everything in Irenaeus is bathed in a warm and radiant joy, a wise and majestic gentleness. His words of struggle are hard as iron and crystal clear, ... so penetrating that they cannot fail to enlighten the unbiased observer." — Hans Urs von Balthasar


Scandal of The Season
  • Author : Christie Kelley
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1420120263

Summary: A Daring Charade. . . For ten years, Anthony Westfield, Viscount Somerton, hasn't been able to forget the woman with whom he spent one scandalous night. When their paths cross again, he's shocked to discover Victoria Seaton is an accomplished pickpocket. But Somerton leads a double life of his own. Working on an undercover assignment, he makes Victoria a proposition: pretend to be his mistress or risk ruin. Yet soon he's tempted to turn their charade into reality--and surrender to an explosive passion. . . A Holiday To Remember. . . Victoria can't believe the man who almost destroyed her life a decade ago is now threatening to unravel her secrets. But posing as his mistress at a holiday country party is a game she can play well. For just one look into Somerton's eyes still weakens her with lust. And with Christmas fast approaching, every kiss they share under the mistletoe only makes Victoria fall more deeply in love. . . Praise for Christie Kelley and Every Time We Kiss "Rollicking, sexy. . .you'll enjoy this one!" --Kat Martin "Kelley knows how to bring a great depth of emotion into a romance." –Romantic Times Book Review "Racy and romantic!" --Anna Campbell "A sexy Cinderella story--racy and romantic!" --Anna Campbell, author of Captive of Sin


Scandal and Reform
  • Author : Lawrence W. Sherman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1978-01-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN Code: 9780520035232

Summary: Presents a study of four police departments in which both honest police officers and citizens were victimized by police corruption. Explores the methods which were used such as surveillance and other covert techniques in order to successfully reform the departments. The cities involved were New York City, Oakland Calif., Newburgh, N.Y.; and a pseudonym for a Midwestern City called Central City in this report.


Recovering the Scandal of the Cross
  • Author : Mark D. Baker,Joel B. Green
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-02
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN Code: 0830869093

Summary: Since its publication in 2000, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross has provoked thought among evangelicals about the nature of the atonement and how it should be expressed in today's various global contexts. In this second edition Green and Baker have clarified and enlarged the text to ensure its ongoing critical relevance.


A Scandal in Belgravia
  • Author : Robert Barnard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1476737304

Summary: Murder pays no respect to rank...or the neighborhood. And so it happened that young aristocrat Timothy Wycliffe was bludgeoned to death in his elegantly furnished flat in Belgravia by a person or persons unknown. Unknown, in fact, for thirty years. When the dead man’s friend Peter Proctor, once a young man on his way up in the diplomatic service, now a retired Member of Parliament, seeks an antidote to boredom by attempting to write his own memoirs they create more problems than he anticipated, and not just of the writer’s-block variety. Peter keeps getting sidetracked by speculations on Timothy’s death. The murder was allegedly accomplished by a beating from one of his boyfriends. But Peter can’t accept so simple a solution, so he begins to probe the past. In so doing, he opens a fascinating window on British society during the 1950s and its changing, and unchanging, mores since.


The Scandal of Images
  • Author : Marguerite A. Tassi
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN Code: 9781575910857

Summary: In Elizabethan England, dramatists and painters were both achieving the greatest degree of artistic excellence yet witnessed, but they were also in a state of transition, vying for social status and patronage, as well as struggling against religious reformers' accusations of idolatry and eroticism. This interdisciplinary study brings to light the radical, inventive ways in which dramatists such as Shakespeare, Lyly, and Marston appropriated painting and subtly competed with painters to advance their own art and defend theater against Puritan attacks. They transformed painting into a provocative stage property and trope that enhanced the language of their scripts and the audience's imaginative participation in the drama. At the same time, they reflected a profound ambivalence towards painting by staging scenes with painters and pictures that emphasized the dangerous powers inherent in visual images and image-making.


The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
  • Author : Carl Trueman
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN Code: 0802478158

Summary: What is an evangelical . . . and has he lost his mind? Carl Trueman wrestles with those two provocative questions and concludes that modern evangelicals emphasize experience and activism at the expense of theology. Their minds go fuzzy as they downplay doctrine. The result is “a world in which everyone from Joel Osteen to Brian McLaren to John MacArthur may be called an evangelical.” Fifteen years ago in The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, historian Mark Noll warned that evangelical Christians had abandoned the intellectual aspects of their faith. Christians were neither prepared nor inclined to enter into intellectual debates, and had become culturally marginalized. Trueman argues that today “religious beliefs are more scandalous than they have been for many years”—but for different reasons than Noll foresaw. In fact, the real problem now is exactly the opposite of what Noll diagnosed: evangelicals don’t lack a mind, but rather an agreed upon evangel. Although known as gospel people, evangelicals no longer share any consensus on the gospel’s meaning. Provocative and persuasive, Trueman’s indictment of evangelicalism also suggests a better way forward for those theologically conservative Protestants famously known as evangelicals.


The Scandal of the State
  • Author : Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-19
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN Code: 0822384833

Summary: The Scandal of the State is a revealing study of the relationship between the postcolonial, democratic Indian nation-state and Indian women’s actual needs and lives. Well-known for her work combining feminist theory and postcolonial studies, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan shows how the state is central to understanding women’s identities and how, reciprocally, women and “women’s issues” affect the state’s role and function. She argues that in India law and citizenship define for women not only the scope of political rights but also cultural identity and everyday life. Sunder Rajan delineates the postcolonial state in implicit contrast with the “enlightened,” postfeminist neoliberal state in the West. Her analysis wrestles with complex social realities, taking into account the influence of age, ethnicity, religion, and class on individual and group identities as well as the shifting, heterogeneous nature of the state itself. The Scandal of the State develops through a series of compelling case studies, each of which centers around an incident exposing the contradictory position of the Indian state vis-à-vis its female citizens and, ultimately, the inadequacy of its commitment to women’s rights. Sunder Rajan focuses on the custody battle over a Muslim child bride, the compulsory sterilization of mentally retarded women in state institutional care, female infanticide in Tamilnadu, prostitution as labor rather than crime, and the surrender of the female outlaw Phoolan Devi. She also looks at the ways the Uniform Civil Code presented many women with a stark choice between allegiance to their religion and community or the secular assertion of individual rights. Rich with theoretical acumen and activist passion, The Scandal of the State is a powerful critique of the mutual dependence of women and the state on one another in the specific context of a postcolonial modernity.





The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
  • Author : Mark A. Noll
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN Code: 9780802841803

Summary: Mark Noll has written a major indictment of American evangelicalism. Reading this book, one wonders if the evangelical movement has pandered so much to American culture and tried to be so popular only to lose not only it's mind but it's soul as well. For evangelical pastors and parishoners alike, this is a must read! --Robert Wuthnow.


The Scandal of Pleasure
  • Author : Wendy Steiner
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN Code: 0226772241

Summary: Surveying a wide range of cultural controversies, from the Mapplethorpe affair to Salman Rushdie's death sentence, Wendy Steiner shows that the fear and outrage they inspired are the result of dangerous misunderstanding about the relationship between art and life. 27 halftones.


The Two Fears
  • Author : Chris Poblete
  • Publisher : Cruciform Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN Code: 1936760525

Summary: Christians should love God, right? But what about fearing him? "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," yet many evangelicals seem to think the gospel of grace trumps holy, godly fear. This book equips Christians with a healthy view of fearing God and shows how that fear reconciles with the gospel of God's grace to sinners.


Insufferable Indifference – The Mocking of America
  • Author : Neil E. Clement
  • Publisher : MTCC Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 0989537811

Summary: Biting social commentary mixed with philosophical musings will challenge your sensibilities. “a blend of autobiography and political and philosophical commentary that calls upon Americans to enforce the foundations of democracy.” D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR


The Summer Wind
  • Author : Mary Alice Monroe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1476709041

Summary: The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls. This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds. It’s midsummer and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora’s facade collapses under the weight of her grief and she suffers “broken heart syndrome.” Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora—but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer of discovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to face life-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction. When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women must band together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what it means to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters of indecision to home.



The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience
  • Author : Ronald J. Sider
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2005-02-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 9781441200709

Summary: Ron Sider asserts that "by their daily activity, most 'Christians' regularly commit treason. With their mouths they claim that Jesus is their Lord, but with their actions they demonstrate their allegiance to money, sex, and personal self-fulfillment." In this candid and challenging book, Sider addresses an embarrassing reality: most Christians' lives are no different from the lives of their secular neighbors. Hedonism, materialism, racism, egotism, and many other undesirable traits are commonplace among Christians. Rather than simply a book bemoaning the state of American Christianity today, The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience offers readers solutions to repair the disconnect between belief and practice. While it's not easy medicine to take, this book is a much-needed prophetic call to transformed living.


A Scandal in the Headlines
  • Author : Caitlin Crews
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 0373131925

Summary: Furious and formidable: to challenge a Corretti… Jilted at the altar, his arranged marriage in tatters, Alessandro Corretti escapes the hounding press and salacious headlines on his yacht, where he can lick his wounds in private. Aboard his boat, dressed as a servant, is Elena—the woman who tore up his heart six months ago. Elena…his enemy's prize and forbidden to his touch. But at sea there are no rules, and Alessandro will take what he wants. Yet a Corretti should know that passion has consequences. And if Elena is carrying his child? She'll be bound to him forever.


The Scandal of Empire
  • Author : Nicholas B Dirks
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0674034260

Summary: The Scandal of Empire reveals that the conquests and exploitations of the East India Company were critical to England's development in the eighteenth century and beyond. In this powerfully written critique, Nicholas Dirks shows how the empire projected its own scandalous behavior onto India itself. By returning to the moment when the scandal of empire became acceptable, we gain a new understanding of the modern culture of the colonizer and the colonized and the manifold implications for Britain, India, and the world.


The Scandal of the Season
  • Author : Sophie Gee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-08-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1416540571

Summary: A tale based on the early eighteenth-century scandal that inspired Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" finds a sickly and impoverished Alexander Pope gaining entry into high society and closely following a forbidden affair between the rakish Lord Petre and the coquettish Arabella. A first novel. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.


Recovering the Scandal of the Cross
  • Author : Joel B. Green,Mark D. Baker
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08-24
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 9780830815715

Summary: As Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker demonstrate, the New Testament displays a rich array of interpretations of the cross. The church in mission shaped these as it rooted the story of a scandalous cross in the language of everyday realities and relationships.



Scandal of Colonial Rule
  • Author : James Epstein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-22
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN Code: 110700330X

Summary: A dramatic history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule. James Epstein uses the trial of the first governor of Trinidad for the torture of a freewoman of color to reassess the nature of British colonialism and the ways in which empire troubled the metropolitan imagination.


The Scandal of Kabbalah
  • Author : Yaacob Dweck
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN Code: 1400840007

Summary: How the Jewish culture war over Kabbalah began The Scandal of Kabbalah is the first book about the origins of a culture war that began in early modern Europe and continues to this day: the debate between kabbalists and their critics on the nature of Judaism and the meaning of religious tradition. From its medieval beginnings as an esoteric form of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah spread throughout the early modern world and became a central feature of Jewish life. Scholars have long studied the revolutionary impact of Kabbalah, but, as Yaacob Dweck argues, they have misunderstood the character and timing of opposition to it. Drawing on a range of previously unexamined sources, this book tells the story of the first criticism of Kabbalah, Ari Nohem, written by Leon Modena in Venice in 1639. In this scathing indictment of Venetian Jews who had embraced Kabbalah as an authentic form of ancient esotericism, Modena proved the recent origins of Kabbalah and sought to convince his readers to return to the spiritualized rationalism of Maimonides. The Scandal of Kabbalah examines the hallmarks of Jewish modernity displayed by Modena's attack—a critical analysis of sacred texts, skepticism about religious truths, and self-consciousness about the past—and shows how these qualities and the later history of his polemic challenge conventional understandings of the relationship between Kabbalah and modernity. Dweck argues that Kabbalah was the subject of critical inquiry in the very period it came to dominate Jewish life rather than centuries later as most scholars have thought. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.



The Scandal of the Season
  • Author : Sophie Gee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-08-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1416540571

Summary: A tale based on the early eighteenth-century scandal that inspired Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" finds a sickly and impoverished Alexander Pope gaining entry into high society and closely following a forbidden affair between the rakish Lord Petre and the coquettish Arabella. A first novel. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.


Scandal and Aftereffect
  • Author : Steven Ungar
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN Code: 9780816625277

Summary: 'Scandal and Aftereffect' will make a crucial contribution to discussions about the function of memory in the relationship of history to cultural production and about the history of history itself.


Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885-1917
  • Author : Gretchen Soderlund
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-03
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 022602136X

Summary: During the first half of the nineteenth century, the penny presses of the industrial East treated brothels as a mundane, if annoying, aspect of city life. But later in the century, reformers and mainstream papers began to push back against this representation through highly public campaigns against “white slavery.” These newspaper crusades mixed a potent cocktail of lurid sexual detail and sensationalist scandal aimed equally at promoting anti-vice measures, arousing popular demand for progressive reform, and increasing newspaper circulation. In Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, Gretchen Soderlund offers a new way to understand sensationalism in both newspapers and reform movements. By tracing the history of high-profile print exposés on sex trafficking by journalists like William T. Stead and George Kibbe Turner, Soderlund demonstrates how controversies over gender, race, and sexuality were central to the shift from sensationalism to objectivity—and crucial to the development of journalism in the early twentieth century.



Scandal in the Church
  • Author : R. B. Outhwaite
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN Code: 9781852851651

Summary: Scandal in the Church reconstructs the extraordinary story of Dr Edward Drax Free DD, the Rector of Sutton in Bedfordshire, and the sequence of events that led, following a series of court battles, to his deprivation in 1830. Free is the only Church of England clergyman since 1800 to have rivalled the notorious Harold Davidson, the Rector of Stiffkey, defrocked in 1932 following the disclosure of his links with prostitutes. Dr Free was a Fellow of StJohn's College and Vicar of St Giles, Oxford, whose behaviour had been so outrageous that the college had considered expelling him. In the event, they were only too glad to appoint him the living of Sutton when it fell vacant in 1808. He soon offended his new parishioners, failing to perform his duties, selling the lead off the church roof and allowing pigs to desecrate the graveyard. Free quarrelled with all and sundry, both when sober and drunk. He kept pornographic literature and seduced a series of housekeepers, producing five illegitimate children, besides causing at least one of the women to miscarry. Extraordinarily, he would have probably kept his benefice had he not been inept enough also to offend the local gentry family, the Burgoynes, over a burial in their family vault. Montague Burgoyne laid a complaint on behalf of the village that eventually led to Free's deprivation in the Court of Arches.


Scandal and Silence
  • Author : Robert M. Entman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-08-26
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0745660525

Summary: This timely and engaging book challenges the conventional wisdom on media and scandal in the United States. The common view holds that media crave and actively pursue scandals whenever they sense corruption. Scandal and Silence argues for a different perspective. Using case studies from the period 1988-2008, it shows that: Media neglect most corruption, providing too little, not too much scandal coverage; Scandals arise from rational, controlled processes, not emotional frenzies - and when scandals happen, it’s not the media but governments and political parties that drive the process and any excesses that might occur; Significant scandals are indeed difficult for news organizations to initiate and harder for them to maintain and bring to appropriate closure; For these reasons cover-ups and lying often work, and truth remains essentially unrecorded, unremembered. Sometimes, bad behavior stimulates an avalanche of media attention with demonstrable political consequences, yet other times, equally shoddy activity receives little notice. This book advances a theoretical model to explain these differences, revealing an underlying logic to what might seem arbitrary and capricious journalism. Through case studies of the draft and military scandals involving Dan Quayle, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and John Kerry; alleged sexual misconduct of politicians including but not limited to Clinton; and questionable financial dealings of Clinton and George W Bush, the book builds a new understanding of media scandals which will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the relationship between media and democracy today.


A Scandal In Bohemia
  • Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,P. James Macaluso
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-08-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN Code: 1780926065

Summary: Sherlock Holmes, the world’s “only unofficial consulting detective”, was first introduced to readers in A Study in Scarlet published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887.It was with the publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, however, that the master sleuth grew tremendously in popularity, later to become one of the most beloved literary characters of all time. In this book series, the short stories comprising The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes have been amusingly illustrated using only Lego® brand minifigures and bricks. The illustrations recreate, through custom designed Lego models, the composition of the black and white drawings by Sidney Paget that accompanied the original publication of these adventures appearing in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892.Paget’s iconic illustrations are largely responsible for the popular image of Sherlock Holmes, including his deerstalker cap and Inverness cape, details never mentioned in the writings of Conan Doyle. This uniquely illustrated collection, which features some of the most famous and enjoyable cases investigated by Sherlock Holmes and his devoted friend and biographer Dr. John H. Watson, including “A scandal in Bohemia” and “The Red-Headed League”, is sure to delight Lego enthusiasts, as well as fans of the Great Detective, both old and new.