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After the Winter

By Guadalupe Nettel
  • ISBN Code: : 1566895332
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
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“This taut, atmospheric novel is an ode to the complicated heartbreak of loving what will forever be just out of reach.” —Laura van den Berg, award-winning author of The Third Hotel Claudio’s apartment faces a wall. Rising from bed, he sets his feet on the floor at the same time, to ground himself. Cecilia sits at her window, contemplating a cemetery, the radio her best companion. In parallel and entwining stories that move from Havana to Paris to New York City, no routine, no argument for the pleasures of solitude, can withstand our most human drive to find ourselves in another, and fall in love. And no depth of emotion can protect us from love’s inevitable loss. “Nettel’s sharp, potent novel depicts how even the briefest relationship can affect the rest of a life.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A luminous writer of dark humor and wild insight. After the Winter is a deeply compassionate story about love, about how hard it is to know another—let alone ourselves—in all our strange glory. Yet, in the end, it is also a story about how essential it is, in spite of the pitfalls, to try.”—Nick Flynn, award-winning author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City “Insightful and painfully poignant…examines the bonds between people, the degrees of intimacy and commitment we allow ourselves and the toll isolation can take upon the soul.” —Glasgow Herald

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Henry E. Allison presents an analytical and historical commentary on Kant`s transcendental deduction of the pure concepts of the understanding in the Critique of Pure Reason. He argues that, rather than providing a new solution to an old problem (refuting a global skepticism regarding the objectivity of experience), it addresses a new problem (the role of a priori concepts or categories stemming from the nature of the understanding in grounding this objectivity), and he traces the line of thought that led Kant to the recognition of the significance of this problem in his 'pre-critical' period. Allison locates four decisive steps in this process: the recognition that sensibility and understanding are distinct and irreducible cognitive powers, which Kant referred to as a 'great light' of 1769; the subsequent realization that, though distinct, these powers only yield cognition when they work together, which is referred to as the 'discursivity thesis' and which led directly to the distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments and the problem of the synthetic a priori; the discovery of the necessary unity of apperception as the supreme norm governing discursive cognition; and the recognition, through the influence of Tetens, of the role of the imagination in mediating between sensibility and understanding. In addition to the developmental nature of the account of Kant`s views, two distinctive features of Allison'sreading of the deduction are a defense of Kant`s oft criticized claim that the conformity of appearances to the categories must be unconditionally rather than merely conditionally necessary (the 'non-contingency thesis') and an insistence that the argument cannot be separated from Kant`s transcendental idealism (the 'non-separability thesis').

Weather and Grain Yields in the Soviet Union

By Padma Desai
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  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Book Code : 0896290557
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 945
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Features of climate, soil, and vegetation, and the choice of oblasts; Oblast weather-yield models; The weather pattern in the grain belt; Weather variability and the contribution of weather fluctuation to Soviet grain yield variation; Variability of weather-adjusted grain yield; Implications for developing countries.

Heinrich Himmler

By Peter Longerich
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191617059
  • Total of Pages : 1052
  • Category : History
  • Members : 785
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As head of the SS, chief of police, 'Reichskommissar for the Consolidation of Germanness', and Reich Interior Minister, Heinrich Himmler enjoyed a position of almost unparalleled power and responsibility in Nazi Germany. Perhaps more than any other single Nazi leader aside from Hitler, his name has become a byword for the terror, persecution, and destruction that characterized the Third Reich. His wide-ranging powers meant that he bore equal responsibility for the repression of the German people on the home front and the atrocities perpetrated by the SS in the East. Yet, in spite of his central role in the crimes of the Nazi regime, until now Himmler has remained a colourless and elusive figure in the history of the period. In this, the first-ever comprehensive biography of the SS-Reichsführer, leading German historian Peter Longerich puts every aspect of Himmler's life under the microscope. Masterfully interweaving the story of Himmler's personal life and political career with the wider history of the Nazi dictatorship, Longerich shows how skilfully he exploited and manipulated his disparate roles in the pursuit of his far-reaching and grandiose objectives. In the process, he illuminates the extraordinary degree to which Himmler's own personal prejudices, idiosyncrasies, and predilections made their mark on the organizations for which he was responsible - especially the SS, which in so many ways bore the characteristic hallmarks of its leader, and whose history remains both incomplete and incomprehensible without a detailed and intimate knowledge of its deeply sinister commander-in-chief.

The Winter Station

By Jody Shields
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316385328
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 720
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Named a Must-Read Book by the NY Post An aristocratic Russian doctor races to contain a deadly plague in an outpost city in Manchuria - before it spreads to the rest of the world. 1910: people are mysteriously dying at an alarming rate in the Russian-ruled city of Kharbin, a major railway outpost in Northern China. Strangely, some of the dead bodies vanish before they can be identified. During a dangerously cold winter in a city gripped by fear, the Baron, a wealthy Russian aristocrat and the city's medical commissioner, is determined to stop this mysterious plague. Battling local customs, an occupying army, and a brutal epidemic with no name, the Baron is torn between duty and compassion, between Western medical science and respect for Chinese tradition. His allies include a French doctor, a black marketeer, and a charismatic Chinese dwarf. His greatest refuge is the intimacy he shares with his young Chinese wife - but she has secrets of her own. Based on a true story that has been lost to history, set during the last days of imperial Russia, THE WINTER STATION is a richly textured and brilliant novel about mortality, fear and love.

A treatise on man and the development of his faculties

By A.J. Quetelet Lambert
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 587220129X
  • Total of Pages : 121
  • Category : History
  • Members : 422
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Read and download full book A treatise on man and the development of his faculties

The Winter Army

By Maurice Isserman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1328871193
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 362
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WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SKIING HISTORY ASSOCIATION'S ULLR AWARD, the epic story of the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division, whose elite soldiers broke the last line of German defenses in Italy’s mountains in 1945, spearheading the Allied advance to the Alps and final victory. At the start of World War II, the US Army had two cavalry divisions—and no mountain troops. The German Wehrmacht, in contrast, had many well-trained and battle-hardened mountain divisions, some of whom by 1943 blocked the Allied advance in the Italian campaign. Starting from scratch, the US Army developed a unique military fighting force, the 10th Mountain Division, drawn from the ranks of civilian skiers, mountaineers, and others with outdoor experience. The resulting mix of Ivy League students, park rangers, Olympic skiers, and European refugees formed the first specialized alpine fighting force in US history. By the time it deployed to Italy at the beginning of 1945, this ragtag group had coalesced into a tight-knit unit. In the months that followed, at a terrible cost, they spearheaded the Allied drive in Italy to final victory. Ranging from the ski slopes of Colorado to the towering cliffs of the Italian Alps, The Winter Army is a saga of an unlikely band of soldiers forged in the heat of combat into a brotherhood whose legacy lives on in US mountain fighters to this day.

Brian's Winter

By Gary Paulsen
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0385729960
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: brian-s-winter.pdf

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In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn't been rescued? What if he had been left to face his deadliest enemy--winter? Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

That Winter

By Merle Miller
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787202992
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : History
  • Members : 994
  • Pdf File: that-winter.pdf

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First published in 1948, Merle Miller’s first novel, That Winter, is a book of disillusioned youth, of veterans in the post-war world, in a story of personal despair, individual tragedy. It is the winter after the war has ended. Peter lets his inaction lead to writing for a magazine in which he has no faith. Lew renounces his Jewish name and family. Ted realizes that his only home was the Army. Through Westing, a phony novelist, who serves as catalytic agent, Ted suicides, Peter throws up his job, Lew realizes he cannot pass as a Christian. Widely considered to be one of the best novels about the post-war readjustment of World War II veterans, this classic novel will have you captivated from the first page. “Here is the clarification of unresolved drives, problems, incidents, of the push and pull of Fitzgerald, in the recording of the cracking of foundations, security, personal affairs, of hard reality edged with the passion of beliefs, with the gentleness of characterization.”—Kirkus Review


By Aristotle
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849648400
  • Total of Pages : 123
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 692
  • Pdf File: meteorology.pdf

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Meteorology is an essential part of the Corpus Aristotelicum and belongs to the section of Physics. The treatise is divided into four books and covers subjects like the four elements, the atmosphere, geology, hydrography and more.

Pioneers and Refugees:

By Ernst Fischer
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1665715154
  • Total of Pages : 610
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 167
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It is 1774 and eleven-year-old Karl Schuler has already endured unthinkable hardship and sorrow. Orphaned years ago, he has been living with his oma in Duchy of Württemberg ever since. But when she suddenly passes away, Karl must leave everything he knows behind once again and move in with his Uncle Nicolas in Stuttgart. Meanwhile, Gunther and Maria Mueller are living with their three sons in Kelheim, Bavaria. Although they are not wealthy, they are happy. But when Gunther dies and their rent must be paid, Maria must do whatever it takes to help her family endure their struggles. As time passes and the two families persevere through one challenge after the other, their greatest obstacle comes when they decide to participate in the Danube Swabian trek. Filled with pride and determination to seek a better life, now only time will tell if they can survive turbulent times and leave a legacy for their descendants. In this historical tale based on true events, two families decide to embark on the great Danube Swabian trek, ultimately transforming their lives and legacies forever.

Ten Days That Shook the World

By John Reed
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504064097
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : History
  • Members : 231
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The classic account of the Russian Revolution by an American journalist who witnessed it firsthand. John Reed, an American writer for a socialist magazine, was in Petrograd when the Bolsheviks seized power in November 1917 and Russia began its transformation into the Soviet Union. Read by Lenin himself and adapted into a film by Sergei Eisenstein, Reed’s eyewitness account is a masterpiece of twentieth-century reporting. Acknowledged by the author as a sympathetic portrait of the revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World was nevertheless praised by the decidedly non-Communist historian George Kennan for its “literary power [and] command of detail”—and banned by none other than Stalin. It remains a riveting and remarkable record of this world-altering event, vividly capturing the words and deeds of both leaders and ordinary people in a moment of radical change.

Breach of Trust

By Cynthia Macari
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491749261
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 260
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Sidney Spencer is the successful author of mystery novels who loves her job, but she’s due for a much-deserved break. She owns a cabin in Spring Lake, Pennsylvania, but she’s never spent the winter there. This is just the respite she needs as she settles in her winter home and a quiet community filled with new friends. As a mystery author, Sidney is always curious, and she suspects several of her neighbors are hiding secrets. She does her best to weed out the truth, but her amusing hobby turns to something much more necessary when one person is killed and two girls are reported missing. Now, Sheriff Will Putnam needs her help before someone else ends up dead. Sidney knows certain neighbors in Spring Lake harbor secrets, but do any of them seem capable of murder? She has to use all her investigative skills to discover whether there is a killer among them. And she’d better figure things out soon before she becomes the killer’s next person of interest—and possible prey.