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A Company Of Readers

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Author: Arthur Krystal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743202627
Size: 20.47 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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Book Description: An anthology of essays, criticism, and reviews, unpublished for fifty years, includes Trilling's thoughts on "The Wind in the Willows," Auden on drugs and cooking, and Barzun on the the work of Robert Lowell.


A Company Of Fools

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Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741143065
Size: 44.78 MB
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Category : Airplane crash survival
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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Book Description: From the best-selling author of Parvana and Parvana s Journey comes an extraordinary story for young readers, set in fourteenth century France at the time of the Plague; a story about friendship, courage and the importance of resisting hypocrisy and despair.


The Conservative Turn

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Author: Michael Kimmage
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674054121
Size: 41.23 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 440
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Book Description: The Conservative Turn tells the story of postwar America's political evolution through two fascinating figures: Lionel Trilling and Whittaker Chambers, who went on to intellectual prominence, sharing the questions, crises, and challenges of their generation. Kimmage argues that the divergent careers of these two men exemplify important developments in postwar American politics: the emergence of modern conservatism and the rise of moderate liberalism.


Joining A Community Of Readers

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Author: Roberta Alexander
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128554594X
Size: 35.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 528
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Book Description: A contemporary thematic reader, JOINING A COMMUNITY OF READERS offers a holistic approach to developing reading skills and building schema. It maintains a constant focus on key skills while providing ample practice with shorter and longer readings. The real-life context for skill instruction engages students as they are able to stay with a single theme throughout each instructive unit. The authors' PRO reading strategy (Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to Learn) places an emphasis on pre-reading, active reading, and post-reading activities throughout the text and gets students applying the skills in the context of the reading process. Significant attention is given to vocabulary skills and finding the main idea and support. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Sympathetic Puritans

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Author: Abram C. Van Engen
Publisher: Religion in America
ISBN: 0199379637
Size: 59.14 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 311
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Book Description: Van Engen argues that a Calvinist theology of sympathy shaped the politics, religion, rhetoric, and literature of early New England. He revises dominant accounts of Puritanism and challenges the literary history of sentimentalism by unearthing the pervasive presence of sympathy in a large archive of Puritan sermons, treatises, tracts, poems, journals, histories, and captivity narratives.


Men S Work

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Author: L. Zionkowski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0312299745
Size: 48.17 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 279
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Book Description: This book examines how the concept of the poet as a male professional emerged during the Restoration and eighteenth century. Analyzing works by writers from Rochester to Johnson, Linda Zionkowski argues that the opportunities for publication created by the growth of a commercial market in texts profoundly challenged aristocratic conceptions of authorship and altered the status of professional poets on the hierarchies of class and gender. The book proposes that during this period, discourse about the poet's social role both revealed and produced a crucial shift in configurations of masculinity: the belief that commodifying their mental labor undermined writers' cultural authority gave way to a celebration of the market's function as the proving ground for both literary merit and bourgeois manhood.


Republic Of Readers

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Author: Simon Stow
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480194
Size: 43.90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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Book Description: Defends political philosophy and social science against the rival claims of literature and literary criticism.


Investing The Last Liberal Art

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Author: Robert G. Hagstrom
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153101X
Size: 16.41 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: "I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down."—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk "Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book."—James Surowiecki, New Yorker "Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom's agile mind."—International Herald Tribune


The Citizen Machine

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Author: Anna McCarthy
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585966
Size: 16.66 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: The Citizen Machine is the untold political history of television’s formative era. Historian Anna McCarthy goes behind the scenes of early television programming, revealing that long before the age of PBS, leaders from business, philanthropy, and social reform movements as well as public intellectuals were all obsessively concerned with TV’s potential to mold the right kind of citizen. Based on years of path-breaking archival work, The Citizen Machine sheds new light on the place of television in the postwar American political landscape.


Thyroid Disorders With Cutaneous Manifestations

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Author: Warren R. Heymann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848001879
Size: 19.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 194
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Book Description: Jacques Barzun, the noted Columbia University historian of ideas and culture, once described the feeling that some people experience when they come upon a new reference book. He wrote: “Hand over to one of us a new Dictionary, “Companion,” or Guide, and our eyes first light up and then turn dreamy: we have seized the volume and are off, arm in arm with the guide i or companion. ...” The book now in your hands made my eyes light up. Thyroid Disorders with Cutaneous Manifestations is that kind of book. Heymann, who has been fascinated by this sometimes controversial subject for decades, has brought not only his own expertise, but that of many experts from the fields of the skin and the thyroid gland. Steven Jay Gould wrote about overlapping and nonoverlapping magisteria—this book demonstrates just how much important overlap there is. But it also covers the basics in such a way that dermatologists can find what they need to know about the thyroid and thyroidologists can find what they need to know about the skin. Thyroid Disorders with Cutaneous Manifestations falls neatly into the tra- tion of medical monographs that become standards. They fulfill the roles of gathering, digesting, and synthesizing current knowledge, and they do so in a way that review articles cannot approach and that the scientific literature is not designed to accomplish.