Author: Sigrid Scholtz NovakPublish On: 2011-08-01
A new pace and a new home Vienna - December 19 We are having a wonderful
time in Old Europe experiencing, perhaps for the first time, the pleasure of simply
enjoying life: mornings sleeping in until daylight wakes us (sunrise about 8:30 ...
This is a charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the "Holmes and Watson" of antiquarian books.
Author: Leona Rostenberg
Publisher: Lyons Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the "Holmes and Watson" of antiquarian books. After the war, Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian bookselling world, went to Europe to buy old books. Old Books in the Old World glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian book-selling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader.
"Yes, the Old Masters often drew badly; they did not care much for truth and
exactness in minor details; but after all, in spite of bad drawing, bad perspective,
bad proportions, and a choice of subjects which no longer appeal to people as ...
Author: Mark Twain
A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is the third of Mark Twain's five travel books and is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to the first one, The Innocents Abroad. As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it.
and gave him a look that led us to think that the old lady was well able to look
after her own interest. One of the care-takers came over and said: “That old man
has reared some great lads. Why, but for them the Stirling courts would have had
Author: Charles J. Butler
Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
Laugh along with Charles Butler as the Yankee bachelor tells the true story of his 1900 trip through Scotland, Ireland, England, and Paris. From negotiating with ship stewards, dealing with street urchins, to visiting the famous sights, Butler keeps his sense of humor throughout. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.
This exceptional, or separatist, self-image creates intolerable tension in American foreign policy. Nationalists and neoisolationists try to limit America's involvement
in the Old World. They are profoundly skeptical of the United Nations; arms ...
Author: Henry R. Nau
Publisher: Cornell University Press
The United States has never felt at home abroad. The reason for this unease, even after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is not frequent threats to American security. It is America's identity. The United States, its citizens believe, is a different country, a New World of divided institutions and individualistic markets surviving in an Old World of nationalistic governments and statist economies. In this Old World, the United States finds no comfort and alternately tries to withdraw from it and reform it. America cycles between ambitious internationalist efforts to impose democracy and world order, and more nationalist appeals to trim multilateral commitments and demand that the European and Japanese allies do more. In At Home Abroad, Henry R. Nau explains that America is still unique but no longer so very different. All the industrial great powers in western Europe (and, arguably, also Japan) are now strong liberal democracies. A powerful and peaceful new world exists beyond America's borders and anchors America's identity, easing its discomfort and ending the cycle of withdrawal and reform. Nau draws on constructivist and realist perspectives to show how relative national identities interact with relative national power to define U.S. national interests. He provides fresh insights for U.S. grand strategy toward various countries. In Europe, the identity and power perspective advocates U.S. support for both NATO expansion to consolidate democratic identities in eastern Europe and concurrent, but separate, great-power cooperation with Russia in the United Nations. In Asia, this perspective recommends a shift of U.S. strategy from bilateralism to concentric multilateralism, starting with an emerging democratic security community among the United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Taiwan, and progressively widening this community to include reforming ASEAN states and, if it democratizes, China. In the developing world, Nau's approach calls for balancing U.S. moral (identity) and material (power) commitments, avoiding military intervention for purely moral reasons, as in Somalia, but undertaking such intervention when material threats are immediate, as in Afghanistan, or material and moral stakes coincide, as in Kosovo. --Robert J. McMahon, University of Florida "The Journal of American History"
FRANCE . 35. THE OLD TRAVELLER ... 36. A DECIDED SHAVE . 37. A GAS -
TLY SUBSTITUTE 38. THE THREE GUIDES .. 39. “ ZE SILK MAGAZIN 40.
RETURN IN WAR PAINT 41. NAPOLEON III . 42. ABDUL AZIZ .. 43. THE
MORGUE .. 44.
Being a Humorous Description of the Bad Boy and His Dad / in Their Journeys
Through Foreign Lands - 1904 George W. ... You are old friends, and can have
the whole place,” and he poured some milk into a basin for the cat, but the animal
Author: George W. Peck
Publisher: Good Press
"Peck's Bad Boy Abroad" by George W. Peck. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
he moved back and forth between awe and contempt as he alternately admired old-world culture and derisively sneered at its presumed superiority, which is to
say that he responded to European culture the way many Americans did in his ...
Author: Mark Twain
One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain’s irreverent and incisive commentary on nineteenth century Americans encountering the Old World. Come along for the ride as Twain and his unsuspecting travel companions visit the Azores, Tangiers, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Genoa, Gibraltar, Odessa, Constantinople, Cairo, the Holy Land and other locales renowned in history. No person or place is safe from Twain’s sharp wit as it impales both the conservative and the liberal, the Old World and the New. He uses these contrasts to “find out who we as Americans are,” notes Leslie A. Fiedler. But his travelogue demonstrates that, in our attempt to understand ourselves, we must first find out what we are not. With an Introduction Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Leslie A. Fiedler
Old. Southwesterner. Abroad. Cultural Frontiers and the Landmark American
Humor of J. Ross Browne's Yusef Joseph Csicsila For more than a decade
between the mid- 1850s and 1870, J. Ross Browne was as widely read and
celebrated as ...
Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
The humor of the Old South -- tales, almanac entries, turf reports, historical sketches, gentlemen's essays on outdoor sports, profiles of local characters -- flourished between 1830 and 1860. The genre's popularity and influence can be traced in the works of major southern writers such as William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Harry Crews, as well as in contemporary popular culture focusing on the rural South. This collection of essays includes some of the past twenty five years' best writing on the subject, as well as ten new works bringing fresh insights and original approaches to the subject. A number of the essays focus on well known humorists such as Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Johnson Jones Hooper, William Tappan Thompson, and George Washington Harris, all of whom have long been recognized as key figures in Southwestern humor. Other chapters examine the origins of this early humor, in particular selected poems of William Henry Timrod and Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which anticipate the subject matter, character types, structural elements, and motifs that would become part of the Southwestern tradition. Renditions of "Sleepy Hollow" were later echoed in sketches by William Tappan Thompson, Joseph Beckman Cobb, Orlando Benedict Mayer, Francis James Robinson, and William Gilmore Simms. Several essays also explore antebellum southern humor in the context of race and gender. This literary legacy left an indelible mark on the works of later writers such as Mark Twain and William Faulkner, whose works in a comic vein reflect affinities and connections to the rich lode of materials initially popularized by the Southwestern humorists.
As for themselves , they would || bickerings among them , not to hide them , but
stand aloof , and abide by their former principles . show me all , that we might
attempt to remove I begged them , if they maintained their old prin- | every evil .
If he do , he has dropped a very important stitch in his work . It is in the Old Town ,
even with its repulsive sights of poverty , that the more interesting objects in
Edinburgh are seen : the Holyrood Palace ; the Castle ; John Knox ' s house ,
Was it daylight already.> Bertie looked over the duvet and there, at the end ofhis
bed was an old man with a clay pipe. The man had a long white beard and was
dressed like a peasant of the olden days; he had a flour sack strung over his back
Author: Rosalind James
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Bertie Bunny was lying in bed one bright sunny morning with Alfie, his beloved teddy bear tucked securely under his arm. Bertie's nostrils twitched excitedly as they detected the smell of food, in this case baking coming from the kitchen. Bertie threw poor Alfie aside as he leapt out of bed and pulled on his dressing gown and slippers. Alfie lay in a heap on the floor as Bertie flew down the corridor to the kitchen and towards the smell of baking that was coming from it. When Bertie reached the kitchen, mum was nearly up to her elbows in flour and was kneading the dough for bread rolls and splits as part of her preparations for this afternoon's tea party. She had invited some of her friends over for a girly afternoon of reminiscing about the olden days when they were young. Unfortunately mum had been unable to employ someone to look after Bertie so he would be sitting in on the tea party, a thought that filled mum with absolute dread. Bertie scampered across the kitchen and clambered up onto an area of the work surface that did not have flour on it. At the corner of his eye Bertie espied three bowls of butter cream. One was ordinary butter cream for the butterfly buns which had just come out of the oven, one had coffee flavouring and one had chocolate butter cream. The last two were for two sponge cakes that were cooling on a couple of racks nearby. Bertie stretched out his paw and was about to dip it in one of the bowls when he felt a sharp slap on his paw. Mum had seen a beige furry paw coming towards one of her mixing bowls, knowing whose it was she reached out just in time to prevent Bertie from dipping a paw or two into the icing. Bertie squealed as he withdrew his paw and rubbed it. Mum had hurt him and he did not like it. Gently, mum lifted Bertie down from the worktop and urged him to take his bath. After wiping her floury hands, she ran his bath and laid out his clothes in the bedroom. She felt sorry for Alfie who was still lying on the floor where Bertie had left him. She picked his bear up, made his bed and tidied up and then went back to prepare Bertie's breakfast. Meanwhile, Bertie was laying in his bath, telling Fred, his duck, about the day that was to come and how he was looking forward to eating the tea that mum was in the midst of preparing. Mum was still baking when Bertie having had his bath, came out for his breakfast. Mum had made the bread rolls and splits and was now preparing sausage rolls and vol au vents. Bertie's mouth watered and when he had eaten his boiled egg and soldiers, Bertie begged to be allowed to help with the tea party. Gently, mum advised that it might be better if Bertie went outside to play, but warned him not to get dirty. Bertie played with his football and dreamed that he was scoring in the World Cup Finals. As he played, he gave a running commentary to anyone who was listening, unfortunately there was no-one there but Bertie did not care, he was having such a good time. In the midst of his numerous celebrations after scoring a classic goal, Bertie heard his mother calling him. Obediently Bertie trotted inside. Mum had iced the cakes and sponges which left the mixing bowls with the leftover butter creams. Now licking out bowls was right up his street. Bertie virtually climbed inside the bowls to ensure that every last scrape was out of them. When he had finished, he was covered in butter cream of all flavours from the tips of his ears to the ends of his feet. Bertie was filthy. Mum was far from happy as she stripped Bertie of his clothing and placed him in his second bath of the morning. His shorts and tee shirt were placed straight in the wash and a fresh towel was laid out for him to dry himself. Mum searched out another set of shorts and a tee shirt whilst Bertie smiled as he lay once again in the bath with Fred. Meanwhile mum had finished all the baking and had placed the food under cloths ready to bring down to the lounge l
The new (1977) sample was also tested against the old (1968) sample. And here
were the surprises. The Old and New Sample Compared by Sex The first surprise
revealed by our data analysis was that the 1977 sample as a whole, excluding ...
Author: Louise Spindler
Publisher: Psychology Press
This ambitious and unique volume sets a standard of excellence for research in educational ethnography. The interpretive studies brought together in this volume are outstanding discipline-based analyses of education both in the United States and in complex societies abroad.
During the first years of Mussolini's regime, foreign policy followed the old path: it
maintained the reactive modality of action, discontinuity in pursuing welldefined
goals, the quest for vindication in the form ofbeing accorded a major role by the ...
Author: P. Ignazi
Category: Political Science
Peace support operations are one of the most important tools in the foreign policy of Western democracies. This book is a study of Italian military operations in the last twenty years. Italy's operations are examined through an analysis of parliamentary debates and interviews with leading policy-makers.
and then the little humbug trips down the steps, jumps into the gondola, says,
under her breath, “Disagreeable old thing, I hope she won't!” goes skimming
away, round the corner; and the other girl slams the street door and says, “Well,
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc
Innocents Abroad began as a series of travel letters written by Mark Twain mainly for the Alta California, a San Francisco paper that sponsored his participation in the trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 aboard the steamship Quaker City. On the excursion from New York to Palestine they traveled a distance of over 20,000 miles by land and sea through France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Russia, Turkey and Egypt. Through his humorous and insightful writings, Twain describes countries, nations, incidents and his amazing adventures.
Bayard Taylor, who could interpret the dim reasonings of animals,and
understood their moral natures better than most men, wouldhave found some
way tomake this poor old chap forget his troublesfor a while,but we have not
hiskindly art, and ...
Author: Марк Твен
The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent.
Gore counters this reification bytellinga new storyof study abroadthat challenges the old. In her chapter, Yale graduatestudent Talya ZemachBersinlambastes the
marketing of global citizenship and study abroad forturningboth into a commodity
Author: Ross Lewin
Co-published with the Association for American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) If we are all becoming global citizens, what then are our civic responsibilities? Colleges and universities across the United States have responded to this question by making the development of global citizens part of their core mission. A key strategy for realizing this goal is study abroad. After all, there may be no better way for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become effective change-agents in international contexts. The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad is a comprehensive survey of the field. Each chapter eloquently conveys an enthusiasm for study abroad alongside a critical assessment of the most up-to-date research, theory and practice. This contributed volume brings together expert academics, senior administrators, practitioners of study abroad, and policy makers from across the United States, Canada and other part of the world, who meticulously address the following questions: What do we mean by global citizenship and global competence? What are the philosophical, pedagogical and practical challenges facing institutions as they endeavor to create global citizens? How is study abroad and global citizenship compatible with the role of the academy? What are the institutional challenges to study abroad, including those related to ethics, infrastructure, finances, accessibility, and quality control? Which study abroad programs can be called successful? The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad is an indispensable reference volume for scholars, higher education faculty, study abroad professionals, policy makers, and the academic libraries that serve these audiences. It is also appropriate for a wide range of courses in Higher Education Master’s and Ph.D. Programs.
Well, I don't know; maybe he might have been satisfied if it hadn't been for old Nat
Parsons, which was postmaster, and powerful long and slim, and kind 0' good-
hearted and silly, and bald-headed, on account of his age, and about the talkiest
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: The Floating Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Tom Sawyer Abroad sees Tom, Huck Finn and Jim board a futuristic hot air balloon bound for Africa, in a parody of the popular science fiction/travel adventure stories of the time. In Africa they encounter wild animals and immense man-made wonders. The novel is narrated by Huck Finn.
Old. Lion. Is. Dead: Epilogue. and. Dramatis. Personae. Theodore Roosevelt died
unexpectedly in January 1919, at only sixty years of age, before he could snatch
back one last time the presidency he had walked away from ten years before.
Author: J. Lee Thompson
In a life full of momentous episodes, Theodore Roosevelt's fifteen-month post-presidential odyssey to Africa and Europe has never been given its due place. A tale of daring adventure, international celebrity, a friendship lost, and a political legacy transformed, Theodore Roosevelt Abroad is the first full account of this important time in history.