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Violent Triumphs - König und Königin

By Jessica Hawkins
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  • Publisher : Sieben Verlag
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Cristiano de la Rosa war der Mann, den ich nie gewollt hatte. Ein Mann, der nicht nur unter seinen Feinden Angst und Schrecken verbreitet. Ein König der Verdammten, der Verlorenen und Vergessenen, der Diebe und Verbrecher. Und ich bin seine Königin. Eine Frau, die sich ein Leben ohne ihren Mann nicht mehr vorstellen kann. Ich hätte auf alles gefasst sein sollen, doch ich musste viel lernen. Denn nichts hätte mich auf einen Mann wie Cristiano de la Rosa, seine Feinde oder das Calavera Kartell vorbereiten können. Nichts auf die Tiefe und Stärke unserer Liebe. Eine Liebe, die wächst und uns einnimmt, aber auch selbstlos genug ist, um das ultimative Opfer zu bringen.

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In this timely multidimensional study, historian Jouni Suistola and psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan draw on their respective disciplines and their own personal and professional experiences to investigate the historical and psychological roots of terrorism. Specifically, what is it in human nature that allows people to terrorize and kill the other, and what societal factors—whether political, economic, or religious—lead to terrorism? And, in turn, how might terrorist ideologies and groups be defeated, especially when a society's realistic fears are contaminated with xenophobia, racism, and fantasized dangers? Focusing specifically on modern-day radical Islamist terrorism, the authors argue that studying the minds of individual terrorists can tell us something about those individuals, but that only by examining the deeper historical, political, and society-wide psychological processes at work will we be able to uncover the core causes of terrorism. Only through such understanding, they conclude, will the world be positioned to prevent further radicalization and create lasting and peaceful solutions to the seemingly intractable problem of terrorist violence.

Delphi Complete Works of Lytton Strachey (Illustrated)

By Lytton Strachey
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786560569
  • Total of Pages : 2210
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-lytton-strachey.pdf

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Lytton Strachey, the English biographer and critic, introduced a new era of biographical writing at the close of World War I. Strachey’s works are celebrated for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. This comprehensive eBook presents Strachey’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Strachey’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * All the famous biographies, with individual contents tables * Rare collections appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including CHARACTERS AND COMMENTARIES * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes Strachey’s rare poetry – available in no other collection * Also includes Strachey’s early Spectator essays, first time in digital print * Features two contextual pieces, evaluating Strachey’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: the play THE SON OF HEAVEN and some minor posthumous works cannot appear in this collection due to copyright restrictions. When new works enter the public domain, they will be added to the collection as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books INTRODUCTION FOR ‘A SIMPLE STORY’ by E. Inchbald LANDMARKS IN FRENCH LITERATURE EMINENT VICTORIANS QUEEN VICTORIA BOOKS AND CHARACTERS ELIZABETH AND ESSEX: A TRAGIC HISTORY PORTRAITS IN MINIATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS CHARACTERS AND COMMENTARIES MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS FROM ‘THE SPECTATOR’ The Poetry ELY: AN ODE, FROM PROLUSIONES ACADEMICAE, 1902 EUPHROSYNE: A COLLECTION OF VERSE The Contextual Pieces THE ART OF BIOGRAPHY by Virginia Woolf LYTTON STRACHEY by Max Beerbohm Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Enemies on the Couch

By Vamik D. Volkan
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  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Book Code : 1939578116
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : History
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: enemies-on-the-couch.pdf

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For more than 30 years, renowned psychoanalyst Vamik D. Volkan has applied the theories of his profession to societies in conflict, venturing into cauldrons of unrest as observer, mediator, and practitioner. In this volume, he shares his experiences facilitating dialogue between opposing enemy groups, in numerous contexts and conflict zones, and presents the pioneering theoretical and practical frameworks he developed. In the process, he provides a unique window onto watershed moments of the recent past—from major historical events, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and continued violence in the Middle East. The findings and observations presented in this volume provide not only a new way of looking at recent historical events, but also offer a novel set of tools for understanding and shaping the present and future.

The Death of Vivek Oji

By Akwaeke Emezi
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525541616
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 364
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A Good Morning America Buzz Pick INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine Named a Best Book of 2020 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, USA TODAY, Vanity Fair, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Shondaland, Teen Vogue, Vulture, Lit Hub, Bustle, Electric Literature, and BookPage What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign-born women married to Nigerian men. But Vivek’s closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high-spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life. As their relationship deepens—and Osita struggles to understand Vivek’s escalating crisis—the mystery gives way to a heart-stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom. Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations—a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader.

In the Hurricane's Eye

By Nathaniel Philbrick
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698153227
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 925
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."--The New York Times Book Review The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower. In the concluding volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War. In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake—fought without a single American ship—made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea.

The Wretched of the Earth

By Frantz Fanon
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  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0802198856
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 249
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The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

By Aaron Bobrow-Strain
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374717176
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 112
  • Pdf File: the-death-and-life-of-aida-hernandez.pdf

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Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers. To get back to the United States and reunite with her son, she embarked on a harrowing journey. The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua, Aida has a genius for survival—but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her quest. Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.

Hatchet

By Gary Paulsen
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442403322
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: hatchet.pdf

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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

End of History and the Last Man

By Francis Fukuyama
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416531785
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : History
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: end-of-history-and-the-last-man.pdf

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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.