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Liberating Society from the State and Other Writings
Author: Erich Mühsam, Gabriel Kuhn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860553
Pages: 304
Year: 2011
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Featuring a riveting collection of anarcho-communist poetry, essays, articles, and diary entries, this translation of Erich Mühsam’s legendary writings introduces the German revolutionary’s ideas to English speakers for the first time. Uniting a burning desire for individual liberation with radical, left-wing convictions and bohemian strains with syndicalist tendencies, this diverse body of work not only includes his main political pamphlet and one of the key texts in the history of German anarchism but also some of his best-known poems, unbending defenses of political prisoners, passionate calls for solidarity among the proletariat, recollections of the utopian community of Monte Verità, debates on the rights of homosexuals and women, and the role of intellectuals in the class struggle. Perfect for anarchists, activists, or those interested in German history, this expansive and enlightening compilation provides a deep understanding of this important historical figure.
Publisher: Nelles Verlage
ISBN: 388618403X
Pages: 254
Year: 1997
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Fully colour-illustrated travel guides packed with information on the history and culture of a destination.
The Cockney Angel
Author: Dilly Court
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409035816
Pages: 576
Year: 2009-11-10
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Eighteen-year-old Irene Angel lives with her parents in a tiny room above the shop where her crippled mother ekes out a living selling pickles and sauces, whilst her charming but feckless father Billy gambles away what little money they do manage to earn. And it is all Irene can do to keep the family together. Billy's addiction soon leads him into trouble. Despite having been brought up by her father to fear and distrust the police, Irene finds herself forced to collaborate with them to save her father from ruin. But Billy's errant ways finally catch up with him and he is imprisoned in Newgate jail. With her mother away from home, a desperate Irene has little choice but to seek help from Inspector Edward Kent - her sworn enemy. For only she can clear her father's name and unite the family once more ...
Author: Rebecca Seal
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1743584946
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-06-15
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Full of history, great food and bursting with character, Portugal’s capital is a one of Europe’s most charming cities. In Lisbon, Rebecca Seal shares her favourite recipes, inspired by her travels.
The Accursed
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062234366
Pages: 704
Year: 2013-03-05
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A major historical novel from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation)—an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power, and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the twentieth century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man–a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil, and who spreads his curse upon a richly deserving community of white Anglo-Saxon privilege. And in the Pine Barrens that border the town, a lush and terrifying underworld opens up. When the bride's brother sets out against all odds to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people, from Grover Cleveland, fresh out of his second term in the White House and retired to town for a quieter life, to soon-to-be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson, president of the university and a complex individual obsessed to the point of madness with his need to retain power; from the young Socialist idealist Upton Sinclair to his charismatic comrade Jack London, and the most famous writer of the era, Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain–all plagued by "accursed" visions. An utterly fresh work from Oates, The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful writer. Narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling supernatural elements to stunning effect.
Hieronymus Bosch
Author: Matthijs Ilsink, Jos Koldeweij
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300220138
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-03-01
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An accessible survey on a genius artist, published to accompany the 500th anniversary of Bosch's death
The Human Slaughter-House - Scenes from the War That Is Sure to Come
Author: Wilhelm Lamszus
ISBN: 1444670298
Pages: 118
Year: 2009-12
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Fire Color One
Author: Jenny Valentine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399546936
Pages: 240
Year: 2017-01-31
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Nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, this novel is a stunning tribute to fathers and daughters, and to the unique power of art to connect and change us. Sixteen-year-old Iris itches constantly for the strike of a match. But when she’s caught setting one too many fires, she’s dragged away to London before she can get arrested. At least, that’s the story her mother tells. Soon Iris finds herself in the English countryside, where her millionaire father—a man she’s never met—lives. Though not for very much longer. Iris’s father is dying, and her self-interested mother is determined to claim his life’s fortune, including his priceless art collection. Forced to live with him as part of an exploitive scheme, Iris quickly realizes her father is far different from the man she’s been schooled to hate, and everything she thought she knew—about her father and herself—is suddenly unclear. But there may be hidden beauty in Iris’s uncertain past and hopeful future, if only she can see beyond the flames. Praise for Fire Color One: A Carnegie Medal finalist "It’s not often—in fact, it has never happened to me even once—that I fall so hard for a young arsonist. The book moves swiftly, alternating between comedy and sadness, sometimes in the same paragraph. I loved Fire Color One." —Daniel Wallace, critically acclaimed and bestselling author of Big Fish * "Valentine writes about family dysfunction, arson, and art with equal levels of beauty and lyricism, creating a vivid landscape of heartache and redemption....A story about an ugly situation that explodes into beauty through cunning and resilience." —Kirkus *STARRED* * "From the first page to the last, Valentine has crafted a masterpiece." —BCCB *STARRED* "[T]his is a poignant story about the power of art to connect and transform." —SLJ "Beautifully written...a quiet, reflective novel that blooms into a thrilling mystery." —Booklist "Fire Color One is a stunning journey of a teenage girl’s struggle to find her place in a world that tries its hardest to keep her out....For fans of stories in which the good guys prevail, this book is perfect." —VOYA "Wise, brilliantly plotted." —The Sunday Times "Beautifully written...this latest creation is her most spectacular yet." —The Guardian Children's Books review “A beautifully written, darkly funny and surprisingly poignant story of art, family and discovering the people we thought we knew.” —Kerry Kletter, critically acclaimed author of The First Time She Drowned Praise for Me, the Missing, and the Dead: A Morris Award finalist Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (under title Finding Violet Park) * “Compulsively readable. A memorable new voice.” —Publishers Weekly *STARRED* * “Lucas’ pitch-perfect voice and authentic family relationships...and the poignant, coming-of-age mystery will stay with the reader long after the book ends. Valentine’s debut novel shines richly.” —Booklist *STARRED* * “Engaging from start to finish.” —School Library Journal *STARRED* “An impressive debut. Valentine offers a rich cast of characters and marvelous writing.” —Buffalo News “Charmingly told, this mystery manages to be both frothy and nourishing.” —Kirkus
Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: nova
ISBN: 1843916509
Pages: 544
Year: 2015-09-18
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1631491253
Pages: 512
Year: 2015-11-09
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A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists. Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to Syria. Yet how did all this emerge from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy? In S.P.Q.R., world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even two thousand years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power, citizenship, responsibility, political violence, empire, luxury, and beauty. From the foundational myth of Romulus and Remus to 212 ce—nearly a thousand years later—when the emperor Caracalla gave Roman citizenship to every free inhabitant of the empire, S.P.Q.R. (the abbreviation of "The Senate and People of Rome") examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries by exploring how the Romans thought of themselves: how they challenged the idea of imperial rule, how they responded to terrorism and revolution, and how they invented a new idea of citizenship and nation. Opening the book in 63 bce with the famous clash between the populist aristocrat Catiline and Cicero, the renowned politician and orator, Beard animates this “terrorist conspiracy,” which was aimed at the very heart of the Republic, demonstrating how this singular event would presage the struggle between democracy and autocracy that would come to define much of Rome’s subsequent history. Illustrating how a classical democracy yielded to a self-confident and self-critical empire, S.P.Q.R. reintroduces us, though in a wholly different way, to famous and familiar characters—Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, and Nero, among others—while expanding the historical aperture to include those overlooked in traditional histories: the women, the slaves and ex-slaves, conspirators, and those on the losing side of Rome’s glorious conquests. Like the best detectives, Beard sifts fact from fiction, myth and propaganda from historical record, refusing either simple admiration or blanket condemnation. Far from being frozen in marble, Roman history, she shows, is constantly being revised and rewritten as our knowledge expands. Indeed, our perceptions of ancient Rome have changed dramatically over the last fifty years, and S.P.Q.R., with its nuanced attention to class inequality, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, promises to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.
My Life
Author: Leon Trotsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486123405
Pages: 624
Year: 2012-04-05
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This priceless historical document features firsthand accounts from top levels of leadership in the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, chronicling the struggle to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat.
The Last Temptation of Christ
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439144583
Pages: 512
Year: 2012-03-20
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The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ’s Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the Bible. He is a figure who is gloriously divine but earthy and human, a man like any other—subject to fear, doubt, and pain. In elegant, thoughtful prose Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the greats of modern literature, follows this Jesus as he struggles to live out God’s will for him, powerfully suggesting that it was Christ’s ultimate triumph over his flawed humanity, when he gave up the temptation to run from the cross and willingly laid down his life for mankind, that truly made him the venerable redeemer of men. “Spiritual dynamite.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A searing, soaring, shocking novel.” —Time
Wild Islands
Author: Anita Ganeri
ISBN: 1407110810
Pages: 128
Year: 2010-06-07
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Geography with the gritty bits left in! Does geography grind you down? Fed up with miserable maps, rotten rock piles and crazy contour lines? Wave goodbye to boring geography lessons as you are cast away on the far-flung shores of Wild Islands... · Marvel! as a brand-new island pops up from the sea. · Gasp! at the hot-tempered island that blew its top. · Choke! on the smell of an island dragon's foul breath. And if that's not wild enough for you ... discover where to find coconuts with magical powers, try to crack the case of the missing island and read the remarkable story of a real life Robinson Crusoe. It's earth-shatteringly exciting! Gegraphy has never been so horrible!
Author: H. B. Gibson
Pages: 191
Year: 1980-01-01
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Examines the current state of the ancient, highly misunderstood art, exploring recent theories and research concerning its nature as well as its uses in psychotherapy and even physical medicine
Digby Differs
Author: Miriam Koch, Peter Pauper Press
ISBN: 1441313060
Pages: 40
Year: 2013
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"Digby always felt like he didn't belong--like he was just a little different from everyone else. He longed for a place that felt like home. One day his yearning sends him on a journey of discovery that will take him to a place where 'feeling different' feels just right"--

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