The American Experience in World War II: American diplomacy in the Second World War

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415940368

Category: History

Page: 352

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Provides comprehensive coverage of the changes experienced in the United States as result of World War II, including discussion of the transformation of American domestic policies, diplomatic relations, and military strategies.

Liaisons: An Introduction to French

Author: Wynne Wong,Stacey Weber-Fève,Bill VanPatten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305262751

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 576

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LIAISONS is an innovative beginning-level French program firmly grounded in principles of communicative language teaching and research in second language acquisition. Components of the program are carefully linked together, showing students how they can make connections with their classmates, their instructor, their community, and the French-speaking world. A rich array of communicative activities is designed to stimulate interaction inside and outside the classroom. The underlying pedagogical framework in LIAISONS asks students to first discover new vocabulary and grammar through different mediums, then connect form and meaning through a set of confidence-building activities, and finally, actively create language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Being a Muslim in the World

Author: H. Dabashi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137301295

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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What does it mean to be a Muslim - in this world, in this deeply transformative time? Hamid Dabashi suggests that the transition to a changed, post-Western world requires the crafting of a new language of critical conversation with Islam and its cosmopolitan heritage - a language that is tuned to the emerging, not the disappearing, world

Remarkable Occurrences

The National Library of Australia's First 100 Years, 1901-2001

Author: Peter Cochrane,National Library of Australia

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9780642107305

Category: Acquisitions (Libraries)

Page: 283

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This beautiful publication tells the story of the National Library of Australia's extraordinary collections, assembled over the last 100 years. Remarkable Occurrences features 270 superb illustrations, the majority in full colour, accompanying fascinating chapters about aspects of the Library's history and collections by leading Australian scholars and historians. The publication showcases material as diverse as paintings, maps, photographs, sculptures, manuscripts (including Captain Cook's Endeavour Journal), oral histories, music scores and early Australian films.

Dangerous Liaisons

Collaboration and World War Two

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868609

Category: History

Page: 232

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The Nazi regime in Germany was terrible enough without even accounting for the policy of collaboration. So what extra does collaboration say about Hitler and his plans for Europe? Peter Davies explores the mindset and political attitudes of Hitler and also many other controversial pro-Nazi leaders in Western Europe, Scandanavia, Central and Eastern Europe, and also beyond. Delving into four different "types" of collaboration: political, financial, the Holocaust, and collaboration at a social level, he asks some difficult questions. The story of collaboration is brought up to date, assessing both the legacy and its contemporary parallels.

Paw Prints in the Sand- A Book About a Dog Who Changed the World

Author: Elizabeth Parker


ISBN: 131212766X

Category: Pets

Page: 118

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Chelsea and Anthony were elated when they adopted Sugar and Spice, a male and a female retriever. The shelter attendant assured them that the female had been spayed, but the male needed to get neutered. When Sugar went for a checkup, they discovered otherwise; Sugar was pregnant. So, when Sugar actually gave birth, finding the perfect owner for each puppy was arduous, but on that warm summer afternoon, the seemingly perfect couple fit the bill. With tears in her eyes, Chelsea handed them the last pup, the one she loved as if it were her own daughter. Two years later, she received a phone call from a veterinarian that left Chelsea with a choice to make. One that would make things right, as they should've been from the beginning. One that would change their lives forever. A moving love story of sorts that demonstrates the unbreakable bond and sustainable love between dogs and humans. A fictional novella.

Consultation-liaison Psychiatry in Japan

Author: Isao Fukunishi

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805572433

Category: Medical

Page: 131

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This volume documents the vibrant energy and productivity of Japanese consultation-liaison psychiatrists who have developed a new biopsychosocial model for the treatment of patients with a variety of serious diseases. It begins with an overview on the historical background and the present issues in Japan. Further articles deal with psychiatric problems in transplant medicine, psychonephrology, psychooncology and HIV/AIDS. Finally drug-induced psychosis and psychosomatic problems of diabetes patients are discussed. The book will be useful to any physician or mental health care professional who works with the medically ill. It demonstrates the wide range of knowledge and treatment options available to mental health care professionals to intervene when dealing with patients suffering of a serious disease.

New Dangerous Liaisons

Discourses on Europe and Love in the Twentieth Century

Author: Luisa Passerini,Liliana Ellena,Alexander C.T. Geppert

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845459768

Category: History

Page: 332

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In Europe, love has been given a prominent place in European self-representations from the Enlightenment onwards. The category of love, stemming from private and personal spheres, was given a public function and used to distinguish European civilisation from others. Contributors to this volume trace historical links and analyse specific connections between the two discourses on love and Europe over the course of the twentieth century, exploring the distinctions made between the public and private, the political and personal. In doing so, this volume develops an innovative historiography that includes such resources as autobiographies, love letters, and cinematic representations, and takes issue with the exclusivity of Eurocentrism. Its contributors put forth hypotheses about the historical pre-eminence of emotions and consider this history as a basis for a non-Eurocentric understanding of new possible European identities.

Dangerous Liaisons

Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives

Author: Anne McClintock,Aamir Mufti,Ella Shohat

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816626496

Category: Social Science

Page: 551

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The first collection to emphasize the complex interaction between gender and postcoloniality. Most people in the world, from Africa to Asia and beyond, live in the aftermath of colonialism. Their day-to-day lives are defined by their past history as colonized peoples, often in ways that are subtle or hard to define. In Dangerous Liaisons, eminent contributors address the issues raised by the postcolonial condition, considering nationhood, history, gender, and identity from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Among the questions they address are: What are the boundaries of race and ethnicity in a diasporic world? How have women been so effectively excluded from national power? What have been the historical aftermaths of different forms of colonialism? What are the cultural and political consequences of colonial partitions of the nation-state? Representing an essential intervention, Dangerous Liaisons is a crucial guidebook for those concerned with understanding postcoloniality at the moment when it is becoming more and more widely discussed.

Les Liaisons dangereuses

Author: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606022

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

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The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.