Dangerous Games Book

Dangerous Games


  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101883884

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Dangerous Games Excerpt :

While investigating allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Alix Phillips interviews Olympia Foster, the widow of one of America's most admired senators, which brings Alix, and her cameraman Ben Chapman, to the attention of an adversary more sinister than they imagined.

Dangerous Games Book
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Dangerous Games


  • Author : Joseph Laycock
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520284913

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Dangerous Games Excerpt :

The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game. Dangerous Games explores both the history and the sociological significance of this panic. Fantasy role-playing games do share several functions in common with religion. However, religion—as a socially constructed world of shared meaning—can also be compared to a fantasy role-playing game. In fact, the claims of the moral entrepreneurs, in which they presented themselves as heroes battling a dark conspiracy, often resembled the very games of imagination they condemned as evil. By attacking the imagination, they preserved the taken-for-granted status of their own socially constructed reality. Interpreted in this way, the panic over fantasy-role playing games yields new insights about how humans play and together construct and maintain meaningful worlds. Laycock’s clear and accessible writing ensures that Dangerous Games will be required reading for those with an interest in religion, popular culture, and social behavior, both in the classroom and beyond.

Dangerous Games Book
Score: 5
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Dangerous Games


  • Author : J. T. Geissinger
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1542007720

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The game isn't over until somebody dies. Eva knows what it's like to be imprisoned by a man's twisted obsessions. But after running, hiding, and finding refuge in a rescuer's arms, she's suddenly pulled back into the black hole of her past. Kidnapped by her sadistic ex, Dimitri, and with the love of her life left for dead, Eva is facing down the worst of her demons alone. If Dimitri wants to play sick games, Eva's ready. She already knows how dark they can get. But despite her fears, she hasn't been abandoned. Naz is in hot pursuit. And the last thing Dimitri expects is for a dead man to come calling. For Eva and Naz, worlds apart yet bound by fierce and unbreakable passion, it's time to beat the devil. To do it they'll have to be just as ruthless, seductive, and cunning. With every pulse of the heart, they must risk it all to play Dimitri's final game to its harrowing end--and win.

Dangerous Games Book
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Dangerous Games


  • Author : Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2009-07-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588367686

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Acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan explores here the many ways in which history affects us all. She shows how a deeper engagement with history, both as individuals and in the sphere of public debate, can help us understand ourselves and the world better. But she also warns that history can be misused and lead to misunderstanding. History is used to justify religious movements and political campaigns alike. Dictators may suppress history because it undermines their ideas, agendas, or claims to absolute authority. Nationalists may tell false, one-sided, or misleading stories about the past. Political leaders might mobilize their people by telling lies. It is imperative that we have an understanding of the past and avoid these and other common traps in thinking to which many fall prey. This brilliantly reasoned work, alive with incident and figures both great and infamous, will compel us to examine history anew—and skillfully illuminates why it is important to treat the past with care.

The Most Dangerous Game Book
Score: 5
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The Most Dangerous Game


  • Author : Richard Connell
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game, also published as The Hounds of Zaroff, is a short story by Richard Connell first published in Collier's magazine on January 19, 1924. It features a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean where he is hunted by a Cossack aristocrat. The story is an adaptation of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ Big-game hunter Sanger Rainsford and his friend, Whitney, are traveling to the Amazon rainforest for a jaguar hunt. After a discussion about how they are "the hunters" instead of "the hunted," Whitney goes to bed and Rainsford hears gunshots. He climbs onto the yacht's rail and accidentally falls overboard, swimming to Ship-Trap Island, which is notorious for shipwrecks. On the island, he finds a palatial chateau inhabited by two Cossacks: the owner, General Zaroff, and his gigantic deaf-mute servant, Ivan. ♥♥ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell ♥♥ Zaroff, another big-game hunter, knows of Rainsford from his published account of hunting snow leopards in Tibet. Over dinner, the middle-aged Zaroff explains that although he has been hunting animals since he was a boy, he has decided that killing big-game has become boring for him, so after escaping the Russian Revolution he moved to Ship-Trap Island and set it up to trick ships into wrecking themselves on the jagged rocks that surround it. He takes the survivors captive and hunts them for sport, giving them food, clothing, a knife, and a three-hour head start, and using only a small-caliber pistol for himself. Any captives who can elude Zaroff, Ivan, and a pack of hunting dogs for three days are set free. He reveals that he has won every hunt to date. Captives are offered a choice between being hunted or turned over to Ivan, who once s

Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark Book

Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark


  • Author : Lucia Peters
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452179902

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Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark Excerpt :

What begins as a test of bravery or a sleepover activity—chanting in front of a mirror, riding an elevator alone, taking pictures in the dark—can become something . . . dangerous. This compendium collects the most spine-chilling games based on urban legends from around the world. Centuries–old games such as Bloody Mary and Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board are detailed alongside new games from the internet age, like The Answer Man, a sinister voice that whispers secrets to whomever manages to contact him with a cellphone. With step-by-step instructions, historical context, and the stakes for each game, this black handbook is the ideal gift for anyone looking for a late-night thrill—but beware who, or what, may come out to play.

The Uses and Abuses of History Book
Score: 3
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The Uses and Abuses of History


  • Author : Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847652003

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The Uses and Abuses of History Excerpt :

The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care and respect.

Dangerous Games Book
Score: 4
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Dangerous Games


  • Author : Lora Leigh
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2007-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429916257

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"Leigh's pages explode with a mixture of erotic pleasures." -RT Book Reviews #1 New York Times bestselling author, Lora Leigh's sexy Navy SEALs series, the Tempting SEALs, is red-hot, sexy romantic suspense at its best, featuring men who will stop at nothing to proect their country and all they love no matter how dark the danger, no matter what demons they must face. And when these men love, their passion runs deep and hard. Navy SEAL Clint" Iceman" McIntire earned his name by being the ultimate warrior. He's untouchable, unstoppable and he takes no prisoners. Having crushed an infamous drug cartel in Columbia, Clint was nothing short of an American hero. Now he's home on a much-needed leave, but instead of some R & R, he finds himself neck-deep in the hottest kind of trouble with his best friend's seemingly innocent little sister, Morgana Chavez, the only woman who has the power to bring him to his knees...Morgana has been secretly working with the DEA to uncover a thriving date-rape drug, which leads her to a shadowy faction that is more deadly than anything her team has ever encountered. Now, it's up to Clint to keep this beautiful, determined agent out of harm's way, even while the explosive passion between them threatens to consume them both. But these Dangerous Games will bring Morgana and Clint to the very edge of high stakes danger and perilous desire.

Dangerous Games Book

Dangerous Games


  • Author : Clayton Emery
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786963928

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Mages' Games Netheril, empire of magic, where wizards wield power far beyond the ken of mortal men. Netheril, where citadels float, magic runs wild, and mages dabble in games better left for the gods. Netheril, a place of dangerous games where the barbarian Sunbright Steelshanks soon finds himself an unwilling pawn in a lethal match of wits, wiles, and powers.

Street Wars Book

Street Wars


  • Author : Sue Graves
  • Publisher : Dangerous Games
  • Release Date : 2012-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1846804892

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Suspense fiction. Adventure fiction. New range of gripping fiction for reluctant or struggling readers, with graphic novel style art illustrations. For kids ages 10-14, with reading age of 7-8.

Dangerous Games Book
Score: 4.5
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Dangerous Games


  • Author : Keri Arthur
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553589597

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Dangerous Games Excerpt :

Dhampire Riley Jenson, a hybrid of vampire and werewolf, journeys to Melbourne and into the heart of the city's seductive and dangerous urban underworld to find an enigmatic killer who has been using a nightclub that caters to its denizens' every fantasy as his stalking grounds. Original.

Dangerous Games Book

Dangerous Games


  • Author : Tess Diamond
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062655813

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A 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Military/Law Enforcement Romantic Suspense! In Tess Diamond’s gripping debut, when an elite negotiator and a security expert team up to solve a kidnapping, the only thing higher than the tension is the heat . . . Maggie Kincaid left the FBI two years ago and didn’t look back . . . until now. A senator’s daughter has been abducted, and the nightmare set in motion isn’t just familiar to Maggie, it’s personal. She’ll need all the help she can get to bring Kayla Thebes home alive—even if that help comes from a hot-as-hell ex-soldier who plays by his own rules. . . For Jake O’Connor, negotiation equals weakness. But he’s immediately drawn to the sexy former agent who epitomizes strength. It isn’t long before he and Maggie are working together 24/7, learning to read each other’s signals and wanting much more. But for Maggie and Jake, letting their guard down—even around each other—may be dangerous. Now, as they close in on a kidnapper with nothing to lose, their first mistake could shatter a young girl’s last chance…

Dangerous Games Book
Score: 3.5
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Dangerous Games


  • Author : Joseph P. Laycock
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520960565

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Dangerous Games Excerpt :

The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game. Dangerous Games explores both the history and the sociological significance of this panic. Fantasy role-playing games do share several functions in common with religion. However, religion—as a socially constructed world of shared meaning—can also be compared to a fantasy role-playing game. In fact, the claims of the moral entrepreneurs, in which they presented themselves as heroes battling a dark conspiracy, often resembled the very games of imagination they condemned as evil. By attacking the imagination, they preserved the taken-for-granted status of their own socially constructed reality. Interpreted in this way, the panic over fantasy-role playing games yields new insights about how humans play and together construct and maintain meaningful worlds. Laycock’s clear and accessible writing ensures that Dangerous Games will be required reading for those with an interest in religion, popular culture, and social behavior, both in the classroom and beyond.

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Dangerous Games


  • Author : Chuck Wendig
  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Release Date : 2014-12-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849978798

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Roll the Bones! In a world ruled by chance, one rash decision could bring down the house, one roll of the dice could bring untold wealth, or the end of everything. The players have gathered around the table, each to tell their story - often dark, always compelling. Within you will find tales of the players and the played, lives governed by games deadly, weird, or downright bizarre. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Oliver (The End of the Line, House of Fear, Magic, End of the Road) brings together new stories featuring a diverse collection of voices. Here you will find incredible new fiction by Chuck Wendig, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lavie Tidhar, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Paul Kearney, Libby McGugan, Yoon Ha Lee, Gary Northfield, Melanie Tem, Hillary Monahan, Tade Thompson, Rebecca Levene, Ivo Stourton, Gary McMahon, Robert Shearman, Nik Vincent, Helen Marshall, and Pat Cadigan.

Dangerous Games Book

Dangerous Games


  • Author : Steven F. Warnock
  • Publisher : Wordsmith Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Mason Campbell is a down on his luck mercenary and professional hunting guide who has ended his weekend in Sin City $100,000 in the hole to a local “Rat.” Enter the mysterious Mr. Zaroff with an offer Mason can’t refuse, an opportunity to use his skills as an outdoorsman to pay off those gambling debts. The bored elite of the world are looking for a challenge. Some excitement. Thrills. And they are prepared to pay for their pleasures. However, instead of serving as the guide on a rich man’s safari, Mason is expected to serve as the prey. Too bad for them there is more to Mason than meets the eye. The hunt is on, but this time the Dangerous Games Club may have bitten off more than they can chew.