Public Secrets Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Public Secrets


  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553386400

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Emma, the illegitimate child of a pop music star, is rescued from her violent, alcoholic mother by her famous father and brought into a world of glamour, wealth, and dark secrets.

Public Secrets Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Public Secrets


  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-10-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307568113

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Public Secrets Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts deftly blends romance and suspense in this compelling novel of a woman whose career, marriage, and very life are threatened by the truth about her own past. Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale—until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth. The other half is locked away in the last place she’d ever think to look: her own memories. It’s a mystery a handsome and relentlessly driven homicide detective needs to solve in a case that’s haunted him for years—and a secret someone will kill to keep.

Public Secrets Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Public Secrets


  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553285789

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Public Secrets Excerpt :

Emma, the illegitimate child of a pop music star, is rescued from her violent, alcoholic mother by her famous father and brought into a world of glamour, wealth, and dark secrets

Public Secrets Book

Public Secrets


  • Author : Ken Knabb
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020246604

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Public Secrets Excerpt :

The greatest hits, and a fine read for anyone interested in situationist ideas, anarchism, the 60s counterculture and beyond. Includes both two substantial new texts - 'The Joy Of Revolution' and 'Autobiography,' and reprints of all his old pamphlets, co-authored work, and translations of various situationist texts. A veritable treasure trove of pamphlets, texts, posters, comics, articles, leaflets and essays. Over 400 pages, and every one is a winner!

Public Secrets  Public Spaces Book

Public Secrets Public Spaces


  • Author : Stephanie Donald
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 0847698777

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Public Secrets Public Spaces Excerpt :

Public Secrets, Public Spaces explores the possibility of symbolic public space in the context of Chinese cinema. Focusing especially on women, children, and the dispossessed, Stephanie H. Donald looks at the ways public space is constructed and occupied and how it interacts with Opublic secrets, O the unstated common-sense knowledges of everyday life, extraordinary to those who are not initiated into the routines of a particular cultural place and space. In traditional societies public secrets are organized through observable ritual; in modern societies they are embedded in the cultural discourse of the routine and the everyday. As we see in this perceptive book, film offers a rich medium for unearthing these secrets

Public Secrets of Law Book

Public Secrets of Law


  • Author : Pratiksha Baxi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press Indian Branch
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 0198089562

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Public Secrets of Law Excerpt :

Centres around four extended case studies in a trial court in Ahmedabad. These case studies show how the effects of power and knowledge congeal to disqualify women's (and children's) testimonies at different sites of state law such as the police station, the forensic science laboratory, the hospital and the court. Describes multiple ways in which public secrecy is subjected to specific revelations in rape trials that do not bring justice to a rape survivor but address and reinforce deeply entrenched phallocentric notions of justice. Brings sociological insights to the contested and anguishing issue of rape trials.

Talk Like TED Book
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

Talk Like TED


  • Author : Carmine Gallo
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466837270

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Talk Like TED Excerpt :

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives. The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.

Public Secrets as a Phenomenon in Organizational Communication  How Public Knowledge Fails to Become Organizational Action Book

Public Secrets as a Phenomenon in Organizational Communication How Public Knowledge Fails to Become Organizational Action


  • Author : Xin-An Lu
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2003-05-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 059527370X

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Public Secrets as a Phenomenon in Organizational Communication How Public Knowledge Fails to Become Organizational Action Excerpt :

There seem to be two realms in our waking time: work and life. However, work is often juxtaposed against life, which is found in anything but work. Organizational work has become nothing more than the necessary evil, the means for a livelihood. Work has ubiquitously become the enemy of life. What culprit has dichotomized work and life? Public secrets! Empirically based, this book explores and testifies why the phenomenon of public secrets may have transformed our organizational life into a big lie to which we are all forced to subscribe-against private consciousness. Public secrets represent the communication phenomenon where public knowledge, though tacitly acknowledged and widely espoused, is never incorporated into organizational actions and daily routines. As a consequence, employees are not living their organizational life with their heads and hearts, but with our heels. "Employment with heels" is the biggest "un-economics" against time-it costs, wastes, and debilitates; it makes work the arch-enemy of life.

Public Secrets Book

Public Secrets


  • Author : Henrice Altink
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789620009

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Informed by critical race theory and based on a wide range of sources, including official sources, memoirs, and anthropological studies, this book examines multiple forms of racial discrimination in Jamaica and how they were talked about and experienced from the end of the First World War until the demise of democratic socialism in the 1980s. It also pays attention to practices devoid of racial content but which equally helped to sustain a society stratified by race and colour, such as voting qualifications. Case studies on the labour market, education, the family and legal system, among other areas, demonstrate the extent to which race and colour shaped social relations in the island in the decades preceding and following independence and argue that racial discrimination was a public secret - everybody knew it took place but few dared to openly discuss or criticise it. The book ends with an examination of race and colour in contemporary Jamaica to show that race and colour have lost little of their power since independence and offers some suggestions to overcome the silence on race to facilitate equality of opportunity for all.

Public Secrets and Private Sufferings in the South African AIDS Epidemic Book

Public Secrets and Private Sufferings in the South African AIDS Epidemic


  • Author : Jonathan Stadler
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030694371

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Public Secrets and Private Sufferings in the South African AIDS Epidemic Excerpt :

This book tells the story of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, and asks why, after more than three decades, it has not normalised. Despite considerable efforts to prevent infection, and ambitious targets set to end the epidemic by 2030, HIV infections are increasing among young women and treatment uptake and adherence have been uneven. Focusing on the years preceding and following treatment access, this book addresses why an end to AIDS may be misplaced optimism. By examining public discourses and private narratives about infection, illness and death, this work reveals the contradictions between the lived experiences of AIDS suffering on the one hand, and biomedical certainties on the other. Based on long-term ethnographic research in rural villages of the South African lowveld, and within HIV prevention interventions in South Africa more generally, this book offers an intimate perspective on the social and cultural responses to the epidemic.

The Joy of Revolution Book

The Joy of Revolution


  • Author : Ken Knabb
  • Publisher : Radical Reprint
  • Release Date : 2021-01-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 8537370924

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The Joy of Revolution Excerpt :

The Joy of Revolution is a short work by Ken Knabb originally published in 1997 in Public Secrets: Collected Skirmishes of Ken Knabb. The Joy of Revolution traverses many topics, from the conceptions of utopia to May 1968 to radical film theory to ecology. The book begins with an overview of the failure of Bolshevism and reformism, it examines the pros and cons of a wide range of radical tactics, then concludes with some speculations on what a liberated society might be like.

Public Marriage  Private Secrets Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Public Marriage Private Secrets


  • Author : Helen Bianchin
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426869792

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Public Marriage Private Secrets Excerpt :

Four years ago Gianna made a whirlwind marriage to the man she loved—Raúl Velez-Saldaña was the father of her baby. But, tragically, her pregnancy didn't last and neither did their marriage. Discovering Raúl's infidelity, Gianna left. But the Spaniard who stole her heart has returned! As far as Raúl is concerned, his marriage to Gianna was simply postponed—now he wants his wife back! In public they are the perfect society couple; in private the secrets of their past still haunt them both and their desire is just as strong as ever….

Public Lives  Private Secrets Book

Public Lives Private Secrets


  • Author : Ann Twinam
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : 0804731489

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Public Lives Private Secrets Excerpt :

"Throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, illegitimate offspring of elite families in colonial Spanish America appealed to the Council and Camara of the Indies in Spain to purchase gracias al sacar legitimations. Their applications provided intimate testimony concerning their own lives, accounts of their parents' sexual relationships, and details regarding the impact of illegitimacy within their families and communities. Bourbon officials in Spain debated which petitions merited approval, and in the process forged policies concerning gender, sexuality, illegitimacy, and the family." "Colonial elites distinguished between a private circle of family, kin, and intimate friends and a public world where status (honor) was negotiated with outside peers. This bifurcation was distinct yet permeable; an individual might "pass" to negotiate a public status different from a private reality. Thus, an unwed mother might enjoy the public reputation that she was a virgin, the bastard son of a priest might be treated as legitimate, and a mulatto could be transformed into someone white.

Defacement Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Defacement


  • Author : Michael T. Taussig
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 0804732000

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Defacement Excerpt :

Defacement asks what happens when something precious is despoiled. In specifying the human face as the ideal type for thinking through such violation, this book raises the issue of secrecy as the depth that seems to surface with the tearing of surface.

Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes Book

Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes


  • Author : Olga M. González
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226302713

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Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes Excerpt :

The Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path launched its violent campaign against the government in Peru’s Ayacucho region in 1980. When the military and counterinsurgency police forces were dispatched to oppose the insurrection, the violence quickly escalated. The peasant community of Sarhua was at the epicenter of the conflict, and this small village is the focus of Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes. There, nearly a decade after the event, Olga M. González follows the tangled thread of a public secret: the disappearance of Narciso Huicho, the man blamed for plunging Sarhua into a conflict that would sunder the community for years. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and a novel use of a cycle of paintings, González examines the relationship between secrecy and memory. Her attention to the gaps and silences within both the Sarhuinos’ oral histories and the paintings reveals the pervasive reality of secrecy for people who have endured episodes of intense violence. González conveys how public secrets turn the process of unmasking into a complex mode of truth telling. Ultimately, public secrecy is an intricate way of “remembering to forget” that establishes a normative truth that makes life livable in the aftermath of a civil war.