The Family Jewels

Author: Carole Hart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101019794
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the author of Pleasure U comes the erotic tale of a jewel thief who uses the art of seduction to get what she wants. After relieving a wealthy young count of his irreplaceable jewels, master thief Olivia is ready to lie back and live the good life for a while. Then the one man she?s never forgotten turns up. Paul taught her everything she knows about thieving, as well as more intimate arts. Now he?s stolen the gems she herself purloined?and wants more than money in exchange for them. He wants her to pull a heist with him. The mark is a wild heiress whose parties are known to push the limits of all who attend. But what begins with a heist turns into a lusty game of cat-and-mouse. Olivia is game to play with both cops and robbers?and anyone else who gets in her way. Because if there?s one thing Olivia knows how to handle, it?s the family jewels?

Studs Tools and the Family Jewels

Author: Peter F. Murphy
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299171308
Format: PDF
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Peter F. Murphy's purpose in this book is not to shock but rather to educate, provoke discussion, and engender change. Looking at the sexual metaphors that are so pervasive in American culture—jock, tool, shooting blanks, gang bang, and others even more explicit—he argues that men are trapped and damaged by language that constantly intertwines sexuality and friendship with images of war, machinery, sports, and work. These metaphors men live by, Murphy contends, reinforce the view that relationships are tactical encounters that must be won, because the alternative is the loss of manhood. The macho language with which men cover their fear of weakness is a way of bonding with other men. The implicit or explicit attacks on women and gay men that underlie this language translate, in their most extreme forms, into actual violence. Murphy also believes, however, that awareness of these metaphorical power plays is the basis for behavioral change: "How we talk about ourselves as men can alter the way we live as men."

Family Jewels

Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195078
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the newest thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. With suspects aplenty, Stone must probe deep into his client’s life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a famous missing piece of history, a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era. It’s a piece with a long and storied past and untold value . . . the kind of relic someone might kill to obtain. Among the upper crust nearly everyone has buried a skeleton or two, and it will take all of Stone’s investigative powers to determine whose secrets are harmless, and whose are deadly. From the Hardcover edition.

The Family Jewels

Author: Iory Allison
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595330258
Format: PDF
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The young antiquarian from an old Boston family and his sister had just inherited their aunt's Back Bay town house. As they walked through the home they felt the sorrow and excitement of new heirs and they reminisced about their childhood days in this antiquated residence where nothing had changed for years. Upstairs in a shuttered bedroom, an ornately enameled chest lured them by its barbaric splendor, and they were compelled to open it. Inside they found a key. The Family Jewels is a comedic mystery and the first book of the trilogy, Glamour Galore. Our industrious author is madly scribbling away with frantic haste the next two novels. Naughty Astronautess, the middle novel, recounts the adventures of the first drag queen astronaut. The concluding novel, The Mermaid and the Sailor, is a romantic romp set in Provincetown. These three Gay novels are escapist froth intended to make you laugh while you ponder the human condition.

The Family Jewels

Author: John Prados
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292762178
Format: PDF, ePub
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In December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of illegal domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency. This included political surveillance, eavesdropping, detention, and interrogation. The revelation of illegal activities over many years shocked the American public and led to investigations of the CIA by a presidential commission and committees in both houses of Congress, which found evidence of more abuse, even CIA plans for assassinations. Investigators and the public soon discovered that the CIA abuses were described in a top-secret document agency insiders dubbed the "Family Jewels." That document became ground zero for a political firestorm that lasted more than a year. The "Family Jewels" debacle ultimately brought about greater congressional oversight of the CIA, but excesses such as those uncovered in the 1970s continue to come to light. The Family Jewels probes the deepest secrets of the CIA and its attempts to avoid scrutiny. John Prados recounts the secret operations that constituted "Jewels" and investigators' pursuit of the truth, plus the strenuous efforts—by the agency, the executive branch, and even presidents—to evade accountability. Prados reveals how Vice President Richard Cheney played a leading role in intelligence abuses and demonstrates that every type of "Jewel" has been replicated since, especially during the post-9/11 war on terror. The Family Jewels masterfully illuminates why these abuses are endemic to spying, shows that proper relationships are vital to control of intelligence, and advocates a system for handling "Family Jewels" crises in a democratic society. With a new epilogue that discusses former CIA employee Edward Snowden's revelation of massive covert surveillance by the NSA, this powerful accounting of intelligence abuses committed by the CIA from the Cold War through the war on terror reveals why such abuses and attempts to conceal them are endemic to spying and proposes how a democratic nation can rein in its spymasters.

The Family Jewels

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Nimble Books
ISBN: 9781608880973
Format: PDF, ePub
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Widely known as the "Family Jewels," this document consists of almost 700 pages of responses from CIA employees to a 1973 directive from Director of Central Intelligence James Schlesinger asking them to report activities they thought might be inconsistent with the Agency's charter.The reports describe numerous activities conducted by the CIA during the 1950s to 1970s that violated its charter. According to a briefing provided by CIA Director William Colby to the Justice Department on December 31, 1974, these included 18 issues which were of legal concern: Confinement of a KGB defector, Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko, that "might be regarded as a violation of the kidnapping laws." Wiretapping of two syndicated columnists, Robert Allen and Paul Scott, approved by US Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (see also Project Mockingbird). Physical surveillance of investigative journalist and muckraker Jack Anderson and his associates, including Les Whitten of the Washington Post and future Fox News Channel anchor and managing editor Brit Hume. Jack Anderson had written two articles on CIA-backed assassination attempts on Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Physical surveillance of then-Washington Post reporter Michael Getler, who later was an ombudsman for the Washington Post and PBS. Break-in at the home of a former CIA employee. Break-in at the office of a former defector. Warrantless entry into the apartment of a former CIA employee. Opening of mail to and from the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1973 (including letters associated with actress Jane Fonda) (project SRPOINTER/HTLINGUAL at JFK airport). Opening of mail to and from the People's Republic of China from 1969 to 1972 (project SRPOINTER/HTLINGUAL at JFK airport - see also Project SHAMROCK by the NSA). Funding of behavior modification research on unwitting US citizens, including unscientific, non-consensual human experiments. (see also Project MKULTRA concerning LSD experiments). Assassination plots against Cuban President Fidel Castro (authorized by Robert Kennedy)[8]; Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba; President Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic; and Rene Schneider, Commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army. All of these plots were said to be unsuccessful ones. Surveillance of dissident groups between 1967 and 1971 (see Project RESISTANCE, Project MERRIMAC and Operation CHAOS). Surveillance of a particular Latin American female, and of US citizens in Detroit. Surveillance of former CIA officer and Agency critic, Victor Marchetti, author of the book, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, published in 1974. Amassing of files on 9,900-plus US citizens related to the antiwar movement (see Project RESISTANCE, Project MERRIMAC and Operation CHAOS). Polygraph experiments with the sheriff of San Mateo County, California. Fake CIA identification documents that might violate state laws. Testing of electronic equipment on US telephone circuits.

Family Jewels

Author: Emery C. Walters
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 1611526728
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There is more to this dysfunctional family than meets the eye. Boy meets boy; girl meets girl in transition, and Dad has been up to no good. Why did Mom abandon them all those years ago? Where did the cat go, and why does Dad have handcuffs hidden in his room? Fear is a constant companion in the lives of these youngsters, and it’s bound to reach a breaking point. Maybe a party would help. Sure -- it’s Father’s Day. Let’s invite another dysfunctional family of big egos to celebrate with Dad and plan a family cleansing accident. Can love and happiness grow out of such a scenario, even when the kids are the object of intended murder? Sit around a table groaning with the weight of good food and watch this mystery play out.