Scouts in Bondage

And Other Violations of Literary Propriety

Author: Michael Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416571442

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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Step inside Michael Bell's antiquarian bookshop, stocked with rare and fine collectibles of infinite variety, from Book of Blank Maps, With Instructions, to Autobiography of the Best Abused Man in the World. By perusing these curious works from bygone times, inquiring readers will be rewarded with instruction on such rarely understood pursuits as Single-Handed Cruising and Girls' Interests. A treasure trove of the best of bookmaking, here is a library of laughs.
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Ruminations, Volume 2, Dawns and Departures

Selected Philosophical, Historical, and Ideological Papers

Author: Eric v.d. Luft

Publisher: Gegensatz Press

ISBN: 1933237937

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Essays and other short works on Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, socialism, Stirner, Feuerbach, Karl Schmidt, art, religion, popular music, suicide, games, humor, and general culture.
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The Inscribed List, or, Why Librarians Are Crazy

Hilarious Real Names of Real People from Library Catalogs

Author: Eric v.d. Luft

Publisher: Gegensatz Press

ISBN: 1933237457

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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What do Ludwig von Baldass, Theodore Rolly Ball, John Cawte Beaglehole, Guido van Deth, Fulvia de Cunto Fadigas, Dingle Foot, Rev. Daniel Parish Kidder, Thomas Strangeways Pigg-Strangeways, Franciscus Petrus Hubertus Prick van Wely, Walter Lytle Pyle, Hendrik Peter Godfried Quack, Lazar Shitnitzky, Elephant Smith, Preserved Smith, Increase Niles Tarbox, and over 2000 others have in common? They are all real names of real people. They are all verified entries in library catalogs. They are all on The Inscribed List.
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No Visible Horizon

Surviving the World's Most Dangerous Sport

Author: Joshua Cooper Ramo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583165

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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The flying life has always demanded a passage across the razor's edge. At any moment you could slip to the other side: a gas leak, weather, fire in the cockpit. Sometimes what made the risks particularly horrible was that you could watch your mistakes play out in front of you, as a chorus of guilt followed you down. Usually you survived and could describe this music to others, but none of you -- not even with a long and growing trail of dead friends -- ever stopped flying. That was the truly unthinkable thing. In a good year aerobatics is one of the most beautiful sports imaginable. Pilots pull through impossibly elegant figures, twisting their planes at hundreds of miles an hour. The stress on their bodies reaches ten times the force of gravity, but this is nothing compared to the strain on their minds and the tension in their souls. In a bad year no sport kills more of its participants. To fly really well and to win you must depart the land of the possible and enter a place of pure faith. In this stunning literary debut, Joshua Cooper Ramo has crafted a meditation on the seduction of flight and a passionate love letter to a life of risk. It is partly the story of his own decision, after a decade of casual aerobatics, to transform himself into a serious competitive pilot aiming to finish high at the U.S. national competition. He introduces us to some of the greatest aerobatic pilots in the world: geniuses like Leo Loudenslager, a mild-mannered American Airlines pilot who spent his weekends redefining what it was possible to do in the air with a plane, flying figures so hard they made his eyes bleed as he whimpered with pain in the cockpit; or Kirby Chambliss, the Arizona pilot who performed figures just inches off the runway and sent his plane shooting through holes in cliffs. The classics of flight and extreme adventure, West With the Night; Wind, Sand, and Stars; and Into Thin Air have brought a poetic vision to their subjects. No Visible Horizon is an elegant and thrilling exploration, not simply of a pilot's physical battle against gravity, but of his dream of perfection and his quest for faith.
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Fall Baking

Southern Harvest Favorites

Author: Brooke Michael Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940772349

Category: Cooking

Page: 136

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Fall flavors and ingredients showcased in a fantastic collection of sweet and savory baking recipes.
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category: Slaves

Page: 302

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Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.
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How to Avoid Huge Ships

Author: John W. Trimmer

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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You are the owner-captain of a luxury fifty-foot trawler motoring across the bay with your family and a few friends one balmy summer evening. Off in the distance, beyond the bridge spanning the waterway, you can make out the lights and shape of a containership moving down the channel. Have you ever wondered what action you must take to keep clear of that fast-approaching ship? This book will tell you how to do so quickly. Conscientious skippers are wise to read this book and discover if a ship's radar will pick up a small boat at night. It is fascinating to learn what is taking place on the bridge or down in the engine room of one of these leviathans as it heads your way. Can it be stopped before it hits you? Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones by reading this book written for the private boat owner/captain.
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Literature, Modernism and Myth

Belief and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521580168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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A study of the use of myth by modernists, and its relationship to contemporary notions of postmodernity.
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The Routledge History of Literature in English

Britain and Ireland

Author: Ronald Carter,John McRae

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315461285

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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The Routledge History of Literature in English covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature, with accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships between language and literature at each stage. With a span from AD 600 to the present day, it emphasises the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama underpin the narrative. The third edition covers recent developments in literary and cultural theory, and features: a new chapter on novels, drama and poetry in the 21st century; examples of analysis of key texts drawn from across the history of British and Irish literature, including material from Chaucer, Shakespeare, John Keats and Virginia Woolf; an extensive companion website including extra language notes and key text analysis; lists of Booker, Costa and Nobel literature prize winners; and an A-Z of authors and topics. The Routledge History of Literature in English is an invaluable reference for any student of English literature and language.
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A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil

Author: Jane Addams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070921

Category: Psychology

Page: 108

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Published in 1912 on the heels of Twenty Years at Hull-House and at the height of Jane Addams's popularity, A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil assesses the vulnerability of the rural and immigrant working-class girls who moved to Chicago and fell prey to the sexual bartering of what was known as the white slave trade. Addams offers lurid accounts -- drawn from the records of Chicago's Juvenile Protection Association -- of young women coerced into lives of prostitution by men who lurked outside hotels and sweatshops. Because they lacked funds for proper recreation, Addams argues, poor and socially marginalized women were susceptible to sexual slavery, and without radical social change they would perhaps be "almost as free" as young men. In addition to promoting higher wages and better living conditions, Addams suggests that a longer period of public education for young women would deter them from the dangers of city life. Despite its appeal to middle-class readers eager for tales of sexual excess and the rape of innocence, the press and prominent intellectuals criticized A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil for being disproportionately hysterical to its philosophical weight. Katherine Joslin's introduction considers the controversial reactions to the book and the circumstances of its publication. Behind the sensationalism of the narratives, Joslin locates themes including the commodification of sex and the importance of marriage for young women.
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The Strangling of Persia

Author: W. Shuster

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 144748603X

Category: History

Page: 492

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This early work on Persian history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a personal narrative of the late Treasurer General of Persia and his firsthand account of America’s involvement in the shaping of modern day Iran. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in Iranian history. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 287

View: 5631

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

An Autobiographical Account of an Escaped Slave and Abolitionist

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632209314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years as a slave. She published the narrative in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, and the book was written as a novel with fictionalized characters to protect Jacobs from retribution by her former owners. (Dr. Flint, i.e., the real Dr. James Norcom, is Linda Brent’s master in the novel.) The story emphasized certain negative aspects of slavery—especially the struggles of female slaves under sexually abusive masters, cruel mistresses, and the sale of their children—in order to play on the sympathies of white middle-class women in the North. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was published at the beginning of the American Civil War. It contributed to the Union’s and abolitionists’ war effort, but is today seen as an important first-hand account from an escaped slave woman and an important abolitionist. After the Civil War, Jacobs continued to support the African-American cause, particularly education, until her death in 1897. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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The Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Mitchinson,John Lloyd

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307405517

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years. What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background. Never have; never will. Complete myth. Utter fabrication. Total Lie. They change color as a result of different emotional states. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. What were George Washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. What was James Bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini. From the Hardcover edition.
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