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Utopian Universities

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Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350138657
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In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

The Red Thumb Mark

The Red Thumb Mark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Austin Freeman
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149769101X
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The clever and thrilling debut of literature’s first forensic detective In all of London, there are few who know more about science than Dr. John Thorndyke, and fewer still who know more about crime. A “medical jurispractitioner” equally at home in the lab or the courtroom, he has made his name confronting the deadliest criminals in England with irrefutable proof of their guilt. In the case of the red thumb mark, however, Thorndyke must set his singular mind to saving an innocent man. A cache of diamonds has been stolen out of a shipping firm’s safe, and the only evidence is a perfect thumbprint left in a pool of blood. The print is a match to Reuben Hornby, nephew of the firm’s owner. Hornby insists that he had nothing to do with the theft, however, and asks Dr. Thorndyke to find the real culprit. With all the evidence pointing in one direction, only he is brilliant enough to look the other way. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

American Tabloid

American Tabloid Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Ellroy
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307798437
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CHOSEN BY TIME MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR "ONE HELLISHLY EXCITING RIDE." --Detroit Free Press The '50s are finished. Zealous young senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail Jimmy Hoffa. JFK has his eyes on the Oval Office. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down on the Red Menace. Howard Hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy dirt. And Castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation. "HARD-BITTEN. . . INGENIOUS. . . ELLROY SEGUES INTO POLITICAL INTRIGUE WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT." --The New York Times In the thick of it: FBI men Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell. They work every side of the street, jerking the chains of made men, street scum, and celebrities alike, while Pete Bondurant, ex-rogue cop, freelance enforcer, troubleshooter, and troublemaker, has the conscience to louse it all up. "VASTLY ENTERTAINING." --Los Angeles Times Mob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall guys, and femmes fatale. They're mixing up a molotov cocktail guaranteed to end the country's innocence with a bang. Dig that crazy beat: it's America's heart racing out of control. . . . "A SUPREMELY CONTROLLED WORK OF ART." --The New York Times Book Review

International Trade Law Statutes and Conventions 2013-2015

International Trade Law Statutes and Conventions 2013-2015 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Indira Carr,Miriam Goldby
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317938488
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International Trade Law Statutes and Conventions 2013-2015 by Indira Carr,Miriam Goldby Summary

This new edition of International Trade Law Statutes and Conventions presents all the key legislation for international trade law in one student-friendly volume. Developed in response to feedback from lecturers and students, this book is: • Up-to-date with the law: this book provides a fully current and comprehensive collection of legislation • Tailored to course outlines: content has been curated to align with international trade law courses • Exam friendly: conforming to regulations, this is an un-annotated text that is suitable for exam use • Easy to use: a clear and attractive text design, detailed table of contents and multiple indices provides ease of reference and navigation Ideal for course and exam use, as well as for reference, this book is a perfect companion resource to student learning and exam success.

Beneath the Twisted Trees

Beneath the Twisted Trees Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bradley P. Beaulieu
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 075641461X
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The fourth book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action. When a battle to eradicate the Thirteenth Tribe goes awry, the kingdoms bordering the desert metropolis of Sharakhai see the city as weak and ripe for conquest. Çeda, now leader of the Shieldwives, a band of skilled desert swordswomen, hopes to use the growing chaos to gain freedom for Sehid-Alaz, the ancient, undying king of her people. Freeing him is only the beginning, however. Like all the people of her tribe on that fateful night four centuries earlier, Sehid-Alaz was cursed, turned into an asir, a twisted, miserable creature beholden to the kings of Sharakhai—to truly free her king, Çeda must break the chains that bind him. As Sharakhai’s enemies close in and the assault on the city begins, Çeda works feverishly to unlock the mysteries of the asirim’s curse. But danger lies everywhere. Enemy forces roam the city; the Blade Maidens close in on her; her own father, one of the kings of Sharakhai, wants Çeda to hang. Worst of all, the gods themselves have begun to take notice of Çeda’s pursuits. When the combined might of Sharakhai and the desert gods corner the survivors of the Thirteenth Tribe in a mountain fastness, the very place that nearly saw their annihilation centuries ago, Çeda knows the time has come. She was once an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai. She has been an assassin in dark places. A weapon poised to strike from the shadows. A voice from the darkness, striving to free her people. No longer. Now she's going to lead. The age of the Kings is coming to an end . . .

Idle Pursuits

Idle Pursuits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Virginia Krause
Editor: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874138351
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Idle Pursuits brings insights of social theory to bear on a literary corpus composed of masterpieces (such as Le Roman de la Rose and Les Essais) as well as less familiar texts including conduct books, romance, and personal letters. The concept of idleness provides a new frame for understanding Renaissance notions of social identity and its manipulation. The point of departure for this book is the initial detachment of the "idle condition" from religious contemplation in the thirteenth century. Idleness passed from religious institutions and ideals (monastic otium) to first one secular elite (the feudal aristocracy) and later another (a new class of officeholding "gentlemen"). The gradual redefinition of leisure as a secular ideal constitutes the historical time frame for the analyses proposed. How did secular interests compete for control over the meaning and function of excess time and resources? This question underlies Krause's analysis of the birth of the modern contemplative, the commodification of leisure, and the exclusion of women from the realm of leisure. Throughout this study, idleness is shown to be a key element of self-presentation beginning with the figure of the idle aristocrat. The extravagant display of a life of leisure made Gilles de Rais the icon of aristocratic idleness. But even the hardworking humanist was anxious to assume a studied posture of idleness. If both figures were eager to display idleness, it was because oisivete was an important source of what modern theorists have termed symbolic capital. Finally, the Renaissance also saw the birth of a new figure of the "idler": the consumer of leisure. For it was leisure itself along with chivalric and amorous adventure that was consumed by the readers of the popular Amadis series. At once a commodity and form of capital, idleness (otium) clearly belonged to the realm of social exchanges ostensibly reserved for affairs (negotium).

My Brown-Eyed Earl

My Brown-Eyed Earl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Bennett
Editor: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250100917
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NEVER SEND A DEBUTANTE... William Ryder, Earl of Castleton, is at the end of his noble rope. Not only has he broken ties with his longtime mistress, his mother has publicly announced her wish for him to marry a suitable young lady—if only to help him raise the young twins in his care. Hiring a governess should solve some of Will’s problems...but when he meets the candidate in question, he finds himself in an entirely new predicament. TO DO A WALLFLOWER’S JOB Miss Margaret Lacey is brainy, beautiful, and, once upon a time, Will’s betrothed. But she bowed out of the engagement—and, since then, has never been the same. A tragic accident robbed her of everything, and now, at age twenty-three, her marital prospects are slim to none. Penniless but not without pride, Meg convinces the vexingly handsome Will to hire her for the job. What neither of them could have expected from this arrangement, however, is an attraction that burns stronger than ever. Are these two lost souls finally ready to be schooled in the art of love? Don’t miss the Wayward Wallflower books by Anna Bennett! My Brown-Eyed Earl (Book 1) I Dared the Duke (Book 2) The Rogue is Back in Town (Book 3) What Reviewers are saying: “Sharply drawn characters, clever dialogue...simmering sensuality.” —Library Journal “A new favorite among romance enthusiasts!” - BookPage on I Dared the Duke "Will truly win readers' hearts." - RT Book Reviews Top Pick on I Dared the Duke "Bennett brings new life to traditional Regency stories and characters. " - Kirkus Reviews on I Dared the Duke

Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt

Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eli Hirsch
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350033839
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Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt by Eli Hirsch Summary

Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt brings something new to epistemology both in content and style. At the outset we are asked to imagine a person named Vatol who grows up in a world containing numerous people who are brains-in-vats and who hallucinate their entire lives. Would Vatol have reason to doubt whether he himself is in contact with reality? If he does have reason to doubt, would he doubt, or is it impossible for a person to have such doubts? And how do we ourselves compare to Vatol? After reflection, can we plausibly claim that Vatol has reason to doubt, but we don't? These are the questions that provide the novel framework for the debates in this book. Topics that are treated here in significantly new ways include: the view that we ought to doubt only when we philosophize; epistemological “dogmatism”; and connections between radical doubt and “having a self.” The book adopts the innovative form of a “dialogue/play.” The three characters, who are Talmud students as well as philosophers, hardly limit themselves to pure philosophy, but regale each other with Talmudic allusions, reminiscences, jokes, and insults. For them the possibility of doubt emerges as an existential problem with potentially deep emotional significance. Setting complex arguments about radical skepticism within entertaining dialogue, this book can be recommended for both beginners and specialists.

What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare?

What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Burt,J. Yates
Editor: Springer
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What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare? by R. Burt,J. Yates Summary

What's the worst thing you can do to Shakespeare? The answer is simple: don't read him. To that end, Richard Burt and Julian Yates embark on a project of un/reading the Bard, turning the conventional challenges into a roadmap for textual analysis and a thorough reconsideration of the plays in light of their absorption into global culture.

Lords of the Land

Lords of the Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Braun
Editor: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466826223
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Matt Braun Lords of the Land Hank Laird had never laid claim to sainthood. Truth is, his enemies would be quick to swear that the man was the devil himself-a reputation Laird earned as one of the most hardscrabble men ever to grace the soil of South Texas. With grit, gold and gunpowder, he forged an empire out of chaos in the wake of the Civil War. But now the vultures are coming home to roost-and it's up to Laird whether Santa Guerra ranchlands will be heaven or hell.

The Hidden Mysteries

The Hidden Mysteries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glenys Rochford,James Hearn
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465306067
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The Hidden Mysteries by Glenys Rochford,James Hearn Summary

Many thanks for lending me your most interesting, inspiring and splendid book, Breakthrough For Lasting World Peace. An Enlightened Planet now titled (The Hidden Mysteries How To Live). It will, I am sure be appreciated by everyone who reads it. How wonderful it would be if there was a breakthrough for lasting World Peace. Warmest Good Wishes, Yours Sincerely, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

Phantom Sun

Phantom Sun Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Bowen
Editor: Raintree
ISBN: 1406286133
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Lonely Path

Lonely Path Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melissa F. Miller
Editor: Brown Street Books
ISBN: 1940759315
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An overdose epidemic, a girl who’s supposed to be dead, and a chance encounter with an old flame land Bodhi in the middle of a high-stakes crime ring. Bodhi King returns in the second book in the forensic thriller series from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller. Bodhi’s honored when he’s invited to present a paper at an international forensic pathology conference. And he’s stunned when he learns his former girlfriend is a fellow panelist. It’s been more than a decade since Bodhi broke Eliza’s heart, and his behavior weighs on him. He convinces her to join him for dinner in the Quebec countryside so he can make amends. Returning to the hotel after their meal, they see a dazed young woman, barefoot and mute, standing by the roadside. She has no memory of who she is or what's happened to her. Bodhi and Eliza put aside their past to help the shattered woman reclaim her life. In the process, they discover the horrifying truth about an overdose epidemic plaguing the region. The knowledge paints a target on their backs. As a Buddhist, Bodhi follows a path of nonviolence, but his faith will be tested when Eliza’s life is on the line. Keywords: forensic thriller, medical thriller, thriller series, series, Buddhist, Buddhism, nonviolent, Quebec

Party Animals

Party Animals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Hofler
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306818949
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Allan Carr was Hollywood’s premier party-thrower during the town’s most hedonistic era—the cocaine-addled, sexually indulgent 1970s. Hosting outrageous soirees with names like the Mick Jagger/Cycle Sluts Party and masterminding such lavishly themed opening nights as the Tommy/New York City subway premiere, it was Carr, an obese, caftan-wearing producer—the ultimate outsider—who first brought movie stars and rock stars, gays and straights, Old and New Hollywood together. From the stunning success of Grease and La Cage aux Folles to the spectacular failure of the Village People’s Can’t Stop the Music, as a producer Carr’s was a rollercoaster of a career punctuated by major hits and phenomenal flops—none more disastrous than the Academy Awards show he produced featuring a tone-deaf Rob Lowe serenading Snow White, a fiasco that made Carr an outcast, and is still widely considered to be the worst Oscars ever. Tracing Carr’s excess-laden rise and tragic fall—and sparing no one along the way—Party Animals provides a sizzling, candid, behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood’s most infamous period.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Greenfield
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786748001
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A Day in the Life is the story of how the ideal marriage between two young and extraordinarily beautiful members of the English upper class fell apart as the psychedelic dreams of the sixties gave way to the harsh, hard-rock reality of the seventies. A tender, moving, and often harrowing look at the moment in time when the counterculture collided with the international jet set, A Day in the Life captures the spirit of that era and the people who lived through it with unerring accuracy and heartfelt precision. When Tommy Weber and Susan “Puss” Coriat, London’s most beautiful couple, were married in 1964, it was the fitting end to a storybook romance. But the fast cars Tommy loved to race, their celebrity friends, and the huge trust fund Puss had inherited masked a tortured truth—both had suffered through oppressive and neglectful childhoods and were now caught up in a wildly extravagant lifestyle that neither Puss’ inheritance nor Tommy’s increasingly desperate schemes could support. Six years later, Puss found herself wandering around India with her two sons while Tommy, who was now smuggling drugs to survive, lived in London with a stunning young actress. A Day in the Life is also the stirring account of how the couple’s tow sons—one of whom is the well-known actor Jake Weber—somehow managed to survive a childhood that would have destroyed those of lesser spirit. An unbelievable true-life tale that often reads like a novel, A Day in the Life follow the fortunes and misfortunes of one remarkable family while also introducing us to an extensive cast of supporting characters that includes Keith Richards, Anita Pallenberg, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Charlotte Rampling, as well as many of the movers and shakers who helped create the “Swinging London” scene.

From Poverty to Silvered Wings of Flight

From Poverty to Silvered Wings of Flight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johnny Stark
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477162194
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From Poverty to Silvered Wings of Flight by Johnny Stark Summary

Dear Jay, Thank you for the opportunity to share your story. It was difficult to put this book down once you began it. Your book chronicles a glimpse of mid-twentieth century life in Arkansas, as well as, some of your exciting experiences as a charter pilot. The only thing missing from the fl ying accounts were the G-forces. Best wishes. Jimmy Harper, PhD

Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France

Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Hucker
Editor: Routledge
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Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France by Daniel Hucker Summary

The 1930s policy of appeasement is still fiercely debated by historians, critics and contemporary political commentators, more than 70 years after the signing of the 1938 Munich Agreement. What is less well-understood, however, is the role of public opinion on the formation of British and French policy in the period between Munich and the outbreak of the Second World War; not necessarily what public opinion was but how it was perceived to be by those in power and how this contributed to the policymaking process. It therefore fills a considerable gap in an otherwise vast literature, seeking to ascertain the extent to which public opinion can be said to have influenced the direction of foreign policy in a crucial juncture of British and French diplomatic history. Employing an innovative and unique methodological framework, the author distinguishes between two categories of representation: firstly, 'reactive' representations of opinion, the immediate and spontaneous reactions of the public to circumstances and events as they occur; and secondly, 'residual' representations, which can be defined as the remnants of previous memories and experiences, the more general tendencies of opinion considered characteristic of previous years, even previous decades. It is argued that the French government of Édouard Daladier was consistently more attuned to the evolution of 'reactive' representations than the British government of Neville Chamberlain and, consequently, it was the French rather than the British who first pursued a firmer policy towards the European dictatorships. This comparative approach reveals a hitherto hidden facet of the diplomatic prelude to the Second World War; that British policy towards France and French policy towards Britain were influenced by their respective perceptions of public opinion in the other country. A sophisticated analysis of a crucial period in international history, this book will be essential reading for scholars of the origins of World War II, the political scenes of late 1930s Britain and France, and the study of public opinion and its effects on policy.

Passport to Peking: A Very British Mission to Mao's China

Passport to Peking: A Very British Mission to Mao's China Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Wright
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191624735
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Passport to Peking: A Very British Mission to Mao's China by Patrick Wright Summary

President Nixon's famous 1972 trip has gone down in history as the first great opening between the West and Communist China. However, eighteen years previously, former prime minister Clement Attlee had also been to China to shake Chairman Mao by the hand. In the second half of 1954, scores of European delegations set off for Beijing, in response to Prime Minister Chou En-lai's invitation to 'come and see' the New China and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Communist victory. In this delightfully eclectic book, part comedy, part travelogue, and part cultural history, Patrick Wright uncovers the story of the four British delegations that made this journey. These delegations included an amazing range of people from the political, academic, artistic, and cultural worlds of the day: Clement Attlee and his former Health Minister, Nye Bevan; dapper and self-important philosopher A. J. Ayer; the brilliant young artist-reporter Paul Hogarth; poet and novelist Rex Warner (a former Marxist who had just married a Rothschild); and the infuriatingly self-obsessed Stanley Spencer who famously lectured Chou En-lai on the merits of his hometown of Cookham, but who emerges as the unlikely hero of the story. Using a host of previously unpublished letters and diaries, Patrick Wright reconstructs their journey via the USSR to the New China, capturing the impressions - both mistaken and genuinely insightful - of the delegates as they ventured behind both the iron and the bamboo curtains. Full of comic detail of the delegates and their interactions, it is also a study of China as it has loomed in the British mind: the primitive orient of early western philosophy, a land of backwardness that was used to contrast with the progressive dynamism of Victorian Britain, as well as the more recent allure of revolutionary transformation as it appeared in the minds of twentieth century Britons.

In Search of Song: The Life and Times of Lucy Broadwood

In Search of Song: The Life and Times of Lucy Broadwood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorothy de Val
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317117948
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Born into the famous family of piano makers, Lucy Broadwood (1858-1929) became one of the chief collectors and scholars of the first English folk music revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Privately educated and trained as a classical musician and singer, she was inspired by her uncle to collect local song from her native Sussex. The desire to rescue folk song from an aging population led to the foundation of the Folk Song Society, of which she was a founder member. Mentor to younger collectors such as Percy Grainger but often at loggerheads with fellow collector Cecil Sharp and the young Ralph Vaughan Williams, she eventually ventured into Ireland and Scotland, while remaining an eclectic contributor and editor of the Society’s Journal, which became a flagship for scholarly publication of folksong. She also published arrangements of folk songs and her own compositions which attracted the attention of singers such as Harry Plunket Greene. Using an array of primary sources including the diaries Broadwood kept throughout her adult life, Dorothy de Val provides a lively biography which sheds new light on her early years and chronicles her later busy social, artistic and musical life while acknowledging the underlying vulnerability of single women at this time. Her account reveals an intelligent, generous though reserved woman who, with the help of her friends, emerged from the constraints of a Victorian upbringing to meet the challenges of the modern world.

Little Novels

Little Novels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wilkie Collins
Editor: Good Press
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"Little Novels" by Wilkie Collins. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.