Beyond Black

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007354894

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A comically sinister tale of wicked spirits and suburban mediums from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’.
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Beyond the Godfather

Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience

Author: A. Kenneth Ciongoli,Jay Parini

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518887

Category: Photography

Page: 338

View: 8181

A long overdue collection of memoirs and scholarlyreflections on growing up Italian and American.
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The H.G. Wells Collection

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1531257690

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents. H.G. Wells was a prominent British author who wrote a prolific amount of books and essays in different genres such as science fiction, history, and politics.Wells' most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.This collection includes the following: NOVELS: The War of the Worlds The Time Machine The Invisible Man The Island of Doctor Moreau The Wonderful Visit When the Sleeper Wakes The First Men in the Moon The Sea Lady The Food of the Gods A Modern Utopia In the Days of the Comet The War in the Air Tono-Bungay The World Set Free The Wheels of Chance Love and Mr. Lewisham Kipps Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story The History of Mr. Polly The New Machiavelli Marriage The Passionate Friends The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman Boon Baelby: A Holiday The Research Magnificent Mr. Britling Sees it Through The Soul of a Bishop Joan and Peter The Undying Fire The Secret Places of the Heart SHORT STORIES: The Chronic Argonauts The Land Ironclads The Grisly Folk Select Conversations with an Uncle Tales of Space and Time (5 Short Stories) The Jilting of Jane and 24 Other Short Stories The Door in the Wall and 6 Other Short Stories The Stolen Body and 5 Other Short Stories ESSAYS: Certain Personal Matters Anticipations The Discovery of the Future Mankind in the Making This Misery of Boots The Future in America Socialism and the Family First and Last Things New Worlds for Old An Englishman Looks at the World The War that Will End War Scientific War The Elements of Reconstruction What is Coming? A Forecast of Things After the War God the Invisible King War and the Future In the Fourth Year The Idea of a League of Nations Russia in the Shadow The Salvaging of Civilization Washington and the Hope of Peace
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The Farrakhan Phenomenon

Race, Reaction, and the Paranoid Style in American Politics

Author: Robert S. Singh

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014411

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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In this penetrating critical analysis of Louis Farrakhan's ascent to national influence, Robert Singh argues that the minister's rise to prominence is a function of race and reaction in contemporary America. Singh probes the origins and significance of Farrakhan in American politics. Drawing on published and unpublished records, personal interviews, and Farrakhan's writings and speeches, Singh places Farrakhan expressly within the "paranoid style" of such reactionaries as Jesse Helms and Joseph McCarthy. Examining Farrakhan's biographical details, religious beliefs, political strategies, and relative influence, Singh argues that Farrakhan is an extreme conservative who exploits both black-white divisions and conflicts within the black community for personal advancement. Singh proposes that Farrakhan's complex appeal to African-Americans is based on his ability to orchestrate the diffuse forces of African-American protest against the status quo. Paradoxically, says Singh, Farrakhan has achieved his position in part by positioning himself against most African-American political leaders, a tactic made possible by the extent to which black American politics now displays the same basic features as American politics in general. By stoking the fires of fear and hatred yet effecting no real changes, Farrakhan poses a greater threat to black Americans than to whites. The Farrakhan Phenomenon is written in a clear, accessible style that will appeal to general readers concerned about race relations as well as to scholars of American history and politics. It reveals a shrewd opportunist who has capitalized on America's continuing failure to deal with its serious and abiding race problems.
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The Science of the Mind

2001 and Beyond

Author: Robert L. Solso,Dominic W. Massaro

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195080645

Category: Law

Page: 339

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What would happen if someone brought together the finest minds in psychology to reflect on the past century and speculate on the future of the field in the twenty-first century? Robert Solso and Dominic Massaro did just that, and the result is this fascinating, insightful, and sometimes humorous collection of essays from leading psychologists, among them Gordon Bower, Howard Gardner, Richard Gregory, Earl Hunt, Stephen Kosslyn, Jean Mandler, Donald Norman, Roger Shepard, Roger Sperry, and Robert Sternberg. American psychology recently reached its centennial, and these contributions offer a glimpse of what sorts of developments and innovations we can expect over the next century. For anyone with a professional or personal interest in psychology, this wide-ranging work will provoke thought and discussion about the shape of psychology as we approach the next century.
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The New Negro

Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938

Author: Henry Louis Gates (Jr.),Gene Andrew Jarrett

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691126524

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 591

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When African American intellectuals announced the birth of the "New Negro" around the turn of the twentieth century, they were attempting through a bold act of renaming to change the way blacks were depicted and perceived in America. By challenging stereotypes of the Old Negro, and declaring that the New Negro was capable of high achievement, black writers tried to revolutionize how whites viewed blacks--and how blacks viewed themselves. Nothing less than a strategy to re-create the public face of "the race," the New Negro became a dominant figure of racial uplift between Reconstruction and World War II, as well as a central idea of the Harlem, or New Negro, Renaissance. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Gene Andrew Jarrett, The New Negro collects more than one hundred canonical and lesser-known essays published between 1892 and 1938 that examine the issues of race and representation in African American culture. These readings--by writers including W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alain Locke, Carl Van Vechten, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright--discuss the trope of the New Negro, and the milieu in which this figure existed, from almost every conceivable angle. Political essays are joined by essays on African American fiction, poetry, drama, music, painting, and sculpture. More than fascinating historical documents, these essays remain essential to the way African American identity and history are still understood today.
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Eve Green

Author: Susan Fletcher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833350849

Category:

Page: 349

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Beyond the Land Ethic

More Essays in Environmental Philosophy

Author: J. Baird Callicott

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791440834

Category: Philosophy

Page: 427

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A leading theorist addresses a wide spectrum of topics central to the field of environmental philosophy.
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White Scholars/African American Texts

Author: Lisa Long

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813537738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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What makes someone an authority? What makes one person's knowledge more credible than another's? In the ongoing debates over racial authenticity, some attest that we can know each other's experiences simply because we are all "human," while others assume a more skeptical stance, insisting that racial differences create unbridgeable gaps in knowledge. Bringing new perspectives to these perennial debates, the essays in this collection explore the many difficulties created by the fact that white scholars greatly outnumber black scholars in the study and teaching of African American literature. Contributors, including some of the most prominent theorists in the field as well as younger scholars, examine who is speaking, what is being spoken and what is not, and why framing African American literature in terms of an exclusive black/white racial divide is problematic and limiting. In highlighting the "whiteness" of some African Americanists, the collection does not imply that the teaching or understanding of black literature by white scholars is definitively impossible. Indeed such work is not only possible, but imperative. Instead, the essays aim to open a much needed public conversation about the real and pressing challenges that white scholars face in this type of work, as well as the implications of how these challenges are met.
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 23: Folk Art

Author: Carol Crown,Cheryl Rivers,Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607999

Category: Reference

Page: 520

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Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.
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In the Know

The Classic Guide to Being Cultured and Cool

Author: Nancy MacDonell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619762

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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There are still a few things money can’t buy. Love is one, cool is another. But while love can be left to fate, cool doesn’t need to be. Though it may seem like something you’re born with, cool is actually a code, and you’re holding the key to the code in your hands. It’s all a matter of getting the right facts straight: Why is Jackson Pollock important? What handbag will get you upgraded at the airport? Who is Jacques Derrida and why does he matter? Covering everything from fashion and design to art and philosophy—all in entertaining, fact-filled bites—Nancy MacDonell has assembled the ultimate cheat sheet. In the Know is nothing less than a one-volume guide to navigating life with style and flair.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

4 Volume Set

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195148908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2752

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The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.
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The Mirage of Peace

Understand The Never-Ending Conflict in the Middle East

Author: David Aikman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144122355X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Morning headlines announce renewed violence and fresh calls for peace negotiations, while pundits on talk radio and cable TV shout conflicting opinions at anyone who will listen. Between perplexing contradictions and inflammatory rhetoric, it is often difficult to find out what's really going on in the Middle East. Former TIME magazine Jerusalem bureau chief David Aikman, who has spent decades reporting on Mid-East issues, takes a sober, balanced look at a region aflame. He brings a journalist's mind and a believer's heart to his exploration of the political and religious factors in play, and goes beyond the media's chronic oversimplification to carefully examine recent history and the leaders who have made that history. Aikman turns a critical eye on the policies of the region's prime players, resorting neither to blind pro-Israeli sentiment nor to reactionary pro-Palestinian bias. He challenges fellow Christians to a similar approach to the Middle East: respect, reason, and love, rather than unqualified tolerance on the one hand or religious crusading on the other. Discover the truth behind the headlines: God's restoring hand is at work in a region of the world torn apart by centuries of strife.
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Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Vol. 25 is composed entirely of the Alice Eastwood semi-centennial publications, no. 1-18, of the California Academy of Sciences.
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
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The Cottage Book : a Collection of Practical Advice

Author: Frank B. Edwards

Publisher: Newburgh, Ont. : Hedgehog Productions

ISBN: 9781895261035

Category: House & Home

Page: 223

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The beautiful coffee-table book of how-to information about cottage life and maintenance--first published to rave reviews in 1992--returns with a new cover and an illustrated guide to the weather of cottage country by illustrator John Bianchi. Full-color photos.
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Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

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Ancient Egypt, the Light of the World

A Work of Reclamation and Restitution in Twelve Books

Author: Gerald Massey

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121317

Category: Religion

Page: 944

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Gerald Massay was one of the first Egyptologists in modern times to realize that with the final eclipse of the incredibly old Land of Kam (a.k.a ancient Egypt), a light had been extinguished in world civilization. He was a man of protean interests and concerns - at once a poet, socialist, Shakespearean scholar, mythographer and Egyptologist. Part of his genius was the ability to look truth in the face and not flinch. Massey did in the cultural domain what modern paleontologists have done in the anthropological: pinpoint Africa as the crucible of humanity's story. In the first volume of Ancient Egypt, Massey was primarily concerned with elaborating how the first humans emergine in Africa created thought. What had been evident to him from the outset was that the myths, rituals and religions of ancient Egypt - or Old Kam - had preserved virtually intact a record of the psychomythic evolution of humanity. In the second volume, Massey examines the celestial phenomenon known as the Precession of the Equinoxes. He believed only by understanding this phenomenon was it possible to fathom Nile Valley history. He provides the reader with extensive detail on the interconnection of the two. The last half of the second volume is devoted to the Kamite sources of Christianity. Massey demonstrated the manner in which New Testament Christianity evolved directly out of the Osirian mysteries. Massey pioneered the effort the connect Old Kamite thought to its origin in Africa's antiquity. His conclusions, which are constantly being verified, showed that Kamite thought was the direct progenitor to the philosophy, metaphysics, religion and science that eventually shaped Western cvilization. -- from back cover.
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