Roman

Author: Kevin Barry

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 3608107649

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Bohane ist ein heimtückischer, mörderischer, intriganter Ort – und verdammt sexy. Eine Stadt voll brutaler Killer und Ganoven. Das Buch erzählt von einem Bandenführer, dessen Herrschaft zu Ende geht, und ist anders als alles, was Sie zuvor gelesen haben. Ein Buch für alle, die eine grellbunte, vergnügte Zeit verbringen wollen. Die einst bedeutende Stadt Bohane an der irischen Westküste liegt darnieder. Es herrschen Gewalt und Chaos, die Clans sind gespalten. Auch wenn noch ein wenig vom alten Glanz geblieben ist, findet das eigentliche Leben in den Slums und verwahrlosten Wohnblocks von Smoketown statt. Scheinbar seit Ewigkeiten steht alles unter der Kontrolle von Logan Hartnett, dem adretten Paten der Hartnett-Fancy-Gang. Aber es liegt Ärger in der Luft. Gerüchte gehen um, dass Logans Erzfeind Gant Broderick nach fünfundzwanzig Jahren zurück in der Stadt ist, und seine Schergen entwickeln auf einmal ihren ganz eigenen Ehrgeiz. Logans bessere Hälfte drängt ihn, alles aufzugeben und sich zurückzuziehen. Doch da kennt die Missus ihren Langen Lulatsch schlecht.
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Travellers from Australia to the Soviet Union in the 1920s-1940s

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick,Carolyn Rasmussen

Publisher: Academic Monographs

ISBN: 0522855334

Category: Australia

Page: 312

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For Socialists and many liberals, the Soviet Union of the 1920s-1940s was the site of the great Socialist Experiment. Most Australians who travelled there wrote about their extraordinary experiences, and the recent opening of the Soviet archives gave access to the Soviets' reactions to their visitors. Collecting the research of leading historians and writers, Political Tourists explores Soviet tourism through figures such as Eric Ashby, RM Crawford, Reg Ellery, Neill Greenwood, Esmonde Higgins, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Betty Roland and Jessie Street. Drawing on both Australian and Soviet archives, this is a unique insight into the Soviet experience in the 1920s-1940s.
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The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois

Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814773370

Category: History

Page: 363

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One of the most intriguing activists and artists of the twentieth century, Shirley Graham Du Bois also remains one of the least studied and understood. In Race Woman, Gerald Horne draws a revealing portrait of this controvertial figure who championed the civil rights movement in America, the liberation struggles in Africa and the socialist struggles in Maoist China. Through careful analysis and use of personal correspondence, interviews, and previously unexamined documents, Horne explores her work as a Harlem Renaissance playwright, biographer, composer, teacher, novelist, Left political activist, advisor and inspiration, who was a powerful historical actor.
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Papers from the Third Annual Oxford Winter Symposium in Yiddish Language and Literature, 13-15 December 1987

Author: Dov-Ber Kerler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9783718650606

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Modern Yiddish studies, with their origins in the 16th century, benefitted from the achievements of the 19th century science of Judaism and evolved rapidly in line with contemporary intellectual and methodological trends. Several oustanding 20th century philologists have ensured the vitality and professional stature of the field, and have made it directly relevant to the broader contexts of literary and cultural history, historical linguistics, dialectology and sociolinguistics.
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presented at the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 28-December 3, 1993

Author: Michael F. Modest,American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Winter Meeting,American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Heat Transfer Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 73

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The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe V. Wade

Author: Daniel K. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199391645

Category: Abortion

Page: 400

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"Abortion is the most divisive issue in America's culture wars, seemingly creating a clear division between conservative members of the Religious Right and people who align themselves with socially and politically liberal causes. In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel K. Williams complicates the history of abortion debates in the United States by offering a detailed, engagingly written narrative of the pro-life movement's mid-twentieth-century origins. He explains that the movement began long before Roe v. Wade, and traces its fifty-year history to explain how and why abortion politics have continued to polarize the nation up to the present day"--Provided by publisher.
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The Politics of Patronage

Author: Brian W. Dippie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803216839

Category: Art

Page: 553

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George Catlin's paintings and the vision behind them have become part of our understanding of a lost America. We see the Indian past through Catlin's eyes, imagine a younger, fresher land in his bright hues. But he spent only a few years in what he considered Indian country. The rest of his long life?more than thirty years?wasødevoted largely to promoting, repainting, and selling his collection?in short, to seeking patronage. Catlin and His Contemporaries examines how the preeminent painter of western Indians before the Civil War went about the business of making a living from his work. Catlin shared with such artists as Seth Eastman and John Mix Stanley a desire to preserve a visual record of a race seen as doomed and competed with them for federal assistance. In a young republic with little institutional and governmental support available, painters, writers, and scholars became rivals and sometimes bitter adversaries. Brian W. Dippie untangles the complex web of interrelationships between artists, government officials, members of Congress, businessmen, antiquarians and literati, kings and queens, and the Indians themselves. In this history of the politics of patronage during the nineteenth century, luminaries like Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Henry H. Sibley, John James Audubon, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Karl Bodmer are linked with Catlin in a contest for the support of the arts, setting a precedent for later generations. That the contenders "produced so much of enduring importance under such trying circumstances," Dippie observes,"was the sought-for miracle that had seemed to elude them in their lives."
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Women Growing Old in the New Republic, 1785-1835

Author: Terri L. Premo

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252016561

Category: History

Page: 199

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Selected Papers from Symposium and Workshop Held in Galveston, Texas, 7-10 January 1985

Author: Milton Webster Weller

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816615711

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Waterfowl in Winter was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The emphasis in research on waterfowl has traditionally focused on breeding as opposed to migrant or wintering birds. Scientists have long been interested in courtship, nest sites, laying, and brood-rearing, and they have also been concerned about losses of eggs, young, nesting hens, and breeding habitats, especially as they have affected the goal of increasing populations. But lately there has been an upsurge of interest and research on the migratory and wintering phases, and this volume offers ample evidence of the knowledge gained. The authors—105 waterfowl biologists—have contributed 47 chapters that range geographically from Alaska to northern South America, and from the Pacific Northwest to Nova Scotia and Florida. Their subjects include: distributional changes due to human influence; population trends and concerns over less common species; pairing and other behavior that occurs in the wintering areas and is vital to the success of the species; feeding ecology and body condition during winter; new habitats created by such activities as aquaculture and park development; losses of habitat due to development and drainage for alternate uses; lead poisoning and pollutants that are detrimental to waterfowl; habitat management for maintenance of successful populations now and in the future. Also presented are reports of workshop discussions outlining current issues and future research needs. Preparation of this volume was assisted by an editorial board comprising Bruce J. J. Batt, Robert H. Chabreck, Leigh H. Fredrickson, and Dennis G. Raveling.
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1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084004X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 800

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Volume Eight of the project documenting Thomas Jefferson's last years presents 591 documents dated from 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. Jefferson is overjoyed by American victories late in the War of 1812 and highly interested in the treaty negotiations that ultimately end the conflict. Following Congress's decision to purchase his library, he oversees the counting, packing, and transportation of his books to Washington. Jefferson uses most of the funds from the sale to pay old debts but spends some of the proceeds on new titles. He resigns from the presidency of the American Philosophical Society, revises draft chapters of Louis H. Girardin's history of Virginia, and advises William Wirt on revolutionary-era Stamp Act resolutions. Jefferson criticizes those who discuss politics from the pulpit, and he drafts a bill to transform the Albemarle Academy into Central College. Monticello visitors Francis W. Gilmer, Francis C. Gray, and George Ticknor describe the mountaintop and its inhabitants, and Gray's visit leads to an exchange with Jefferson about how many generations of white interbreeding it takes to clear Negro blood. Finally, although death takes his nephew Peter Carr and brother Randolph Jefferson, the marriage of his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph is a continuing source of great happiness. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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Author: Thomas Jefferson,J. Jefferson Looney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691153183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 776

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The Retirement Series is documenting Jefferson's written legacy between his return to private life on 4 March 1809 and his death on 4 July 1826. During this period Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and sold his extraordinary library to the nation, but his greatest legacy from these years is the astonishing depth and breadth of his correspondence with statesmen, inventors, scientists, philosophers, and ordinary citizens on topics spanning virtually every field of human endeavor.--From publisher description.
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The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier

Author: Adam Jortner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019991270X

Category: History

Page: 320

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It began with an eclipse. In 1806, the Shawnee leader Tenskwatawa ("The Open Door") declared himself to be in direct contact with the Master of Life, and therefore, the supreme religious authority for all Native Americans. Those who disbelieved him, he warned, "would see darkness come over the sun." William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory and future American president, scoffed at Tenskwatawa. If he was truly a prophet, Harrison taunted, let him perform a miracle. And Tenskwatawa did just that, making the sun go dark at midday. In The Gods of Prophetstown, Adam Jortner provides a gripping account of the conflict between Tenskwatawa and Harrison, who finally collided in 1811 at a place called Tippecanoe. Though largely forgotten today, their rivalry determined the future of westward expansion and shaped the War of 1812. Jortner weaves together dual biographies of the opposing leaders. In the five years between the eclipse and the battle, Tenskwatawa used his spiritual leadership to forge a political pseudo-state with his brother Tecumseh. Harrison, meanwhile, built a power base in Indiana, rigging elections and maneuvering for higher position. Rejecting received wisdom, Jortner sees nothing as preordained-Native Americans were not inexorably falling toward dispossession and destruction. Deeply rooting his account in a generation of scholarship that has revolutionized Indian history, Jortner places the religious dimension of the struggle at the fore, recreating the spiritual landscapes trod by each side. The climactic battle, he writes, was as much a clash of gods as of men. Written with profound insight and narrative verve, The Gods of Prophetstown recaptures a forgotten turning point in American history in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe.
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Papers from the First Annual Oxford Winter Symposium in Yiddish Language and Literature, 15-17 December 1985

Author: Dovid Katz

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 145

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For five hundred years scholars have been intrigued by the origins of Yiddish, the thousand year old language of Central and East European Jewry, and recently there has been a dramatic revival of both popular and intellectual interest. The Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature was the first academic conference devoted exclusively to the topic, and the greatest living Yiddish scholars are represented in this volume.
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A Winter in the North Woods: Introducting the Metaphorical Imperative and Kindred Matters with a Prologue and Epilogue

Author: Edward Lueders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940473324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

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Author: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

Publisher: Argo Books

ISBN: 9780912148151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The Rising Statesman, 1797-1814

Author: Henry Clay

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813156688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1060

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Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions.This compilation of ten volumes includes Clay's letters, letters to Clay, his speeches, and other documents identified as his personal composition. Publication of this book was assisted by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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