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The World That Never Was

By Alex Butterworth
  • ISBN Code: : 144646864X
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : History
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The last years of the nineteenth century saw the birth of a new phenomenon: international terrorism. Bombings and assassinations shook the great cities of Europe and America, threatening social order. Fiendish networks of anarchist conspiritors were blamed and the public whipped into a frenzy of anxiety. The reality was rather different. These dramatic events were only the most visible part of a longer, clandestine struggle waged between the forces of revolution and reaction, in which little was as it seemed. Alex Butterworth interweaves group biography, cultural history and meticulous detective work to create a revelatory account of the age. Both intimate and panoramic, it is a story with uncanny resonances for today.

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In literary theory, the philosophy of law, and the sociology of knowledge, no issue has been more central to current debate than the status of our interpretations. Do they rest on a ground of rationality or are they subjective impositions of a merely personal point of view? In Doing What Comes Naturally, Stanley Fish refuses the dilemma posed by this question and argues that while we can never separate our judgments from the contexts in which they are made, those judgments are nevertheless authoritative and even, in the only way that matters, objective. He thus rejects both the demand for an ahistorical foundation, and the conclusion that in the absence of such a foundation we reside in an indeterminate world. In a succession of provocative and wide-ranging chapters, Fish explores the implications of his position for our understanding of legal, literary, and psychoanalytic interpretation, the nature of professional and institutional culture, and the place of reason in a world that is rhetorical through and through.

Walt’s People –

By Didier Ghez
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 147714790X
  • Total of Pages : 584
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 290
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The Walt’s People series, edited by Didier Ghez, is a collection of some of the best interviews ever conducted with Disney artists. Contributors to the series include noted Disney experts Robin Allan, Paul F. Anderson, Michael Barrier, Albert Becattini, John Canemaker, John Culhane, Pete Docter, Christopher Finch, J.B. Kaufman, Jim Korkis, Christian Renaut, Linda Rosenkrantz, Dave Smith, and Charles Solomon. Walt’s People - Volume 12 features in-depth interviews with Milt Albright, Lloyd Beebe, Bill Bosché, Olive Bosché, Les Clark, Larry Clemmons, Evelyn Coats, Del Connell, Jack Couffer, Alice Disney Allen, Charlie Downs, Al Eugster, Sammy Fain, Warren Garst, Theo Halladay about Sylvia Holland, Marge Hudson, Kim Irvine, Milt Kahl, Ralph Kent, Jack Kloepper, Burny Mattinson, Paul Murry, Mel Shaw, ans Leota Toombs. It contains hundreds of new stories about the Studio and its artists and should delight even the most serious historians and enthusiasts.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: The Novel (light novel)

By Tomoco Kanemaki,Tetsuya Nomura,Kazushige Nojima
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1975327578
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 890
  • Pdf File: kingdom-hearts-358-2-days.pdf

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It's only been seven days since Roxas was told by the Organization to look after a new Nobody. Though this newcomer's face and body are hidden by a hood, Roxas spends many meaningful days with this mysterious stranger...

A Murder of Crows

By Charles E. Crockett
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1477105034
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: a-murder-of-crows.pdf

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BACK COVER: Detailing the far-right's attempts to alter the American political and economic landscape to satisfy its national ambitions, A MURDER OF CROWS identifies over 100 people and organizations who would seek to turn back America to a time of little governmental participation, lower tax rates for the wealthy, and a closely held corporate and personal control of society's functions and finances. It exposes the real desires and naked zeal of those who would place property rights over the rights and the needs of the average American citizen. The text is well documented and provides a scathing indictment of those on the right who would wish to alter America's future to serve only a very prosperous few.

Wild, Fearless Chests

By Mandy Beaumont
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  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Book Code : 0733643043
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: wild-fearless-chests.pdf

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She is the explosion, the clamour, the thunder. She is the beat, the rage. She is every piece of violence imagined on the skin. She is the near miss. She is the woman you once were, the woman you could be, the woman you are. She is a triumph of our shared history, is every one of you, is your wild and screaming voice on street corners, is the madwoman you fear you may become. She loves you. As women's voices begin to rise together, Mandy Beaumont's brutal and uncompromising stories are a compelling reminder of the ways in which women have fallen, been dismissed, hurt, hated and loved from afar. These are the stories we have always known, have always heard about and are perhaps just short moments away from. They are yours, ours, mine. They are booming anger. They are wild love. They are the distorted and the decided, the imagined and the wanted. They are the shaking ground beneath our feet. A powerful call to arms. They compel us to stand tall. To break free. To defy the gaze. To claim our space. Wild, Fearless Chests is the sound of a certain revolution. '"Drowning in Thick Air" is shocking ... It is not like anything I have read in recent years and takes me to a place I have never been in my life or imagination or in fiction.' Frank Moorhouse