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  • Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

    In Hands on the Freedom Plow, fifty-two women--northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina--share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The testimonies gathered here present a sweeping personal history of SNCC: early sit-ins, voter registration campaigns, and freedom rides; the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the movements in Alabama and Maryland; and Black Power and antiwar activism. Since the women spent time in the Deep South, many also describe risking their lives through beatings and arrests and witnessing unspeakable violence. These intense stories depict women, many very young, dealing with extreme fear and finding the remarkable strength to survive. The women in SNCC acquired new skills, experienced personal growth, sustained one another, and even had fun in the midst of serious struggle. Readers are privy to their analyses of the Movement, its tactics, strategies, and underlying philosophies. The contributors revisit central debates of the struggle including the role of nonviolence and self-defense, the role of white people in a black-led movement, and the role of women within the Movement and the society at large. Each story reveals how the struggle for social change was formed, supported, and maintained by the women who kept their "hands on the freedom plow." As the editors write in the introduction, "Though the voices are different, they all tell the same story--of women bursting out of constraints, leaving school, leaving their hometowns, meeting new people, talking into the night, laughing, going to jail, being afraid, teaching in Freedom Schools, working in the field, dancing at the Elks Hall, working the WATS line to relay horror story after horror story, telling the press, telling the story, telling the word. And making a difference in this world."

  • The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa

    John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is an American icon. Most famous for his military marches, the composer-bandmaster led a disciplined group of devoted musicians on numerous American tours and around the world, shaping a new cultural landscape. Paul E. Bierley documents every aspect of the "March King's" band: its history, its star performers, its appearances on recordings and radio, and the problems they faced on their 1911 trip around the world. Enhanced by more than 120 images and photographs, "The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa" also contains six statistical appendixes detailing where the band played, a complete list of musicians, instrumentation of the band, program listings, and a discography

  • Herndon on Lincoln: Letters

    After Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, William H. Herndon began work on a brief, "subjective" biography of his former law partner, but his research turned up such unexpected and often startling information that it became a lifelong obsession. The biography finally published in 1889, Herndon's Lincoln, was a collaboration with Jesse W. Weik in which Herndon provided the materials and Weik did almost all the writing. For this reason, and because so much of what Herndon had to say about Lincoln was not included in the biography, David Donald has observed, "To understand Herndon's own rather peculiar approach to Lincoln biography, one must go back to his letters." An exhaustive collection of what Herndon was told by others about Lincoln was published by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis in Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln . In this new volume, Wilson and Davis have produced a comprehensive edition of what Herndon himself wrote about Lincoln in his own letters. Because of Herndon's close association with Lincoln, his intimate acquaintance with his partner's legal and political careers, and because he sought out informants who knew Lincoln and preserved information that might otherwise have been lost, his letters have become an indispensable resource for Lincoln biography. Unfiltered by a collaborator and rendered in Herndon's own distinctive voice, these letters constitute a matchless trove of primary source material. Herndon on Lincoln: Letters is a must for libraries, research institutions, and students of a towering American figure and his times.

  • Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea

    A culinary history of the protein-laden legume, this work follows the peanut's rise from a lowly, messy snack food to its place in haute cuisine and on supermarket shelves. It highlights the peanut's role in the ways economic distress, wartime conditions, and health trends reflect and inform our culinary landscape.

  • Mobilité, code de la route et compétences clé

    Cet ouvrage est a destination des formateurs en savoirs de base (aupres d'un public migrant ou en situation d'illettrisme) pour aborder les competences cles specifiques a la mobilite et plus particulierement a la preparation au code de la route et au permis de conduire.

  • Lecture de Freud

    Pendant deux ans, de septembre 2015 a juin 2017, l'Universite Populaire d'Evreux a organise un groupe de lecture des Cinq lecons sur la psychanalyse et L'avenir d'une illusion de Freud. Chaque mois, une quinzaine d'auditeurs, parfois plus, ont suivi assid

  • Japanese Foodways, Past and Present

    Spanning nearly six hundred years of Japanese food culture, Japanese Foodways, Past and Present considers the production, consumption, and circulation of Japanese foods from the mid-fifteenth century to the present day in contexts that are political, economic, cultural, social, and religious. Diverse contributors--including anthropologists, historians, sociologists, a tea master, and a chef--address a range of issues such as medieval banquet cuisine, the tea ceremony, table manners, cookbooks in modern times, food during the U.S. occupation period, eating and dining out during wartimes, the role of heirloom vegetables in the revitalization of rural areas, children's lunches, and the gentrification of blue-collar foods. Framed by two reoccurring themes--food in relation to place and food in relation to status--the collection considers the complicated relationships between the globalization of foodways and the integrity of national identity through eating habits. Focusing on the consumption of Western foods, heirloom foods, once-taboo foods, and contemporary Japanese cuisines, Japanese Foodways, Past and Present shows how Japanese concerns for and consumption of food has relevance and resonance with other foodways around the world. Contributors are Stephanie Assmann, Gary Soka Cadwallader, Katarzyna Cwiertka, Satomi Fukutomi, Shoko Higashiyotsuyanagi, Joseph R. Justice, Michael Kinski, Barak Kushner, Bridget Love, Joji Nozawa, Tomoko Onabe, Eric C. Rath, Akira Shimizu, George Solt, David E. Wells, and Miho Yasuhara.

  • Sojourner in the Promised Land: Forty Years Among the Mormons

    An intellectual autobiography of her experience among the Mormons, the author combines many of her writings about them in conjunction with her fascination about this American religion that has grown and changed shape over the past 40 years.

  • Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century

    This work revisits the golden age of theatrical magic and silent film to reveal how professional magicians shaped the early history of cinema. The author treats cinema and stage magic as overlapping practices that together revise our understanding of the origins of motion pictures and cinematic spectacle.

  • Black Paris: The African Writers' Landscape

    Black Paris documents the struggles and successes of three generations of African writers as they strive to establish their artistic, literary, and cultural identities in France. Based on long-term ethnographic, archival, and historical research, the work is enriched by interviews with many writers of the new generation.

    Bennetta Jules-Rosette explores African writing and identity in France from the early negritude movement and the founding of the Presence Africaine publishing house in 1947 to the mid-1990s. Examining the relationship between African writing and French anthropology as well as the emergence of new styles and discourses, Jules-Rosette covers French Pan-Africanism and the revolutionary writing of the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses the new generation of African writers who appeared in Paris during the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Le Contrat de Transfert Et La Fièvre Du Boycott de 1933

    Ce livre presente les informations les plus pertinentes sur la declaration de guerre contre l'Allemagne par ceux qui se definissent comme les "juifs du monde" et leur boycott global des biens et services allemands, soutenus par la propagande antiallemande. Leur objectif declare etait d'amener l'Allemagne a detruire l'Allemagne. Ils ont commence a mettre en oeuvre ce plan des que les Nationaux-Socialistes sont arrives au pouvoir pour detruire Hitler et renverser la volonte du peuple allemand qui avait elu son parti et son plan de sauvetage economique. Avant qu'Israel puisse devenir une realite, il fallait le peupler. Beaucoup de juifs allemands ne voulaient pas quitter l'Allemagne quand les Nationaux-Socialistes sont arrives au pouvoir. Les Sionistes ont conclu un accord commercial avec l'Allemagne pour amener plus de juifs en Palestine. L'appel des juifs internationaux a boycotter les produits allemands plongea le peuple allemand dans une situation economique difficile, entrainant l'antisemitisme.

  • The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund

    The Pioneer Fund, established in 1937 by Wickliffe Preston Draper, is one of the most controversial nonprofit organizations in the United States. Long suspected of misusing social science to fuel the politics of oppression, the fund has specialized in supporting research that seeks to prove the genetic and intellectual inferiority of blacks while denying its ties to any political agenda.This powerful and provocative volume proves that the Pioneer Fund has indeed been the primary source for scientific racism. Revealing a lengthy history of concerted and clandestine activities and interests, The Funding of Scientific Racism examines for the first time archival correspondence that incriminates the fund's major players, including Draper, recently deceased president Harry F. Weyher, and others.Divulging evidence of the Pioneer Fund's political motivations, William H. Tucker links Draper to a Klansman's crusade to repatriate blacks in the 1930s. Subsequent directors and grantees are implicated in their support of campaigns organized in the 1960s to reverse the Brown decision, prevent passage of the Civil Rights Act, and implement a system of racially segregated private schools.Tucker shows that these and other projects have been officially sponsored by the Pioneer Fund or surreptitiously supervised by its directors. This evidence demonstrates that any results of genuine, scientific value produced with the fund's support have been a salutary, if incidental, consequence of its actual purpose: to provide ammunition for what has essentially been a lobbying campaign to prevent the full participation of blacks in society and the polity.

  • Dictionnaire Historique Et Géographique, de la Province de Bretagne, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Historique Et Geographique, de la Province de Bretagne, Vol. 1

    VA T A R fils aine feul imprimeur-libraire ordinaire du Roi de la Chambre des Comptes a Nantes place du Pilori.

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  • Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country

    Based almost entirely on original source documents from the United States, France, and Spain, Carl J. Ekberg's Stealing Indian Women provides an innovative overview of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley. His detailed study of a fascinating and convoluted criminal case involving various slave women and a metis (mixed-blood) woodsman named Celadon illuminates race and gender relations, Creole culture, and the lives of Indian slaves--particularly women--in ways never before possible.

  • Prairie Crossing: Creating an American Conservation Community

    Carved out of century-old farmland near Chicago, the Prairie Crossing development is a novel experiment in urban public policy that preserves 69 percent of the land as open space. The for-profit project has set out to do nothing less than use access to nature as a means to challenge America's failed culture of suburban sprawl. The first comprehensive look at an American conservation community, Prairie Crossing goes beyond windmills and nest boxes to examine an effort to connect adults to the land while creating a healthy and humane setting for raising a new generation attuned to nature. John Scott Watson places Prairie Crossing within the wider context of suburban planning, revealing how two first-time developers implemented a visionary new land ethic that saved green space by building on it. The remarkable achievements include a high rate of resident civic participation, the reestablishment of a thriving prairie ecosystem, the reintroduction of endangered and threatened species, and improved water and air quality. Yet, as Watson shows, considerations like economic uncertainty, lack of racial and class diversity, and politics have challenged, and continue to challenge, Prairie Crossing and its residents.

  • Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England

    Merging scholarly insight with a professional guitarist's keen sense of the musical life, Yankee Twang delves into the rich tradition of country & western music that is played and loved in the mill towns and cities of the American northeast. Clifford R. Murphy draws on a wealth of ethnographic material, interviews, and encounters with recorded and live music to reveal the central role of country and western in the social lives and musical activity of working-class New Englanders.

    As Murphy shows, an extraordinary multiculturalism informed by New England's kaleidoscope of ethnic groups created a distinctive country and western music style. But the music also gave--and gives--voice to working-class feeling. Yankee country and western emphasizes the western, reflecting the longing for the mythical cowboy's life of rugged but fulfilling individualism. Indeed, many New Englanders use country and western to comment on economic disenfranchisement and express their resentment of a mass media, government, and Nashville music establishment they believe neither reflects nor understands their life experiences.

  • ... just one more

    John Trembath is a Cornish poet whose poems enthralled readers of The Newquay Voice for many years. Over time he wrote a collection of rhymes for children just for fun, but never published until now. They came to light in a chance conversation with his friend Dick Wells, who enlisted the talent of local artist Steve Vardy to produce the charming illustrations that make these fun rhymes so enjoyable for children, and I'm sure, to adult readers as well. All profits will go to The Little Harbour Children's Hospice near St. Austell in Cornwall, which gives much needed assistance to children and families in the Southwest coping with short and precious lives. www.poemsandpics.co.uk

  • Parler l'italien en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en Italie.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre les plans de Rome et Florence, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • The Mars Project

    This classic on space travel was first published in 1953, when interplanetary space flight was considered science fiction by most of those who considered it at all. Here the German-born scientist Wernher von Braun detailed what he believed were the problems and possibilities inherent in a projected expedition to Mars. Today von Braun is recognized as the person most responsible for laying the groundwork for public acceptance of America's space program. When President Bush directed NASA in 1989 to prepare plans for an orbiting space station, lunar research bases, and human exploration of Mars, he was largely echoing what von Braun proposed in The Mars Project. This volume is a reprint of the 1953 U. of Illinois Press edition, itself translated from the 1952 German edition (Bechtle Verlag, Esslingen). This forward look at interplanetary space flight is based on von Braun's experience working first for the Nazis and then for the US Army.

  • Iain M. Banks

    The 1987 publication of Iain M. Banks's Consider Phlebas helped trigger the British renaissance of radical hard science fiction and influenced a generation of New Space Opera masters. The thirteen SF novels that followed inspired an avid fandom and intense intellectual engagement while Banks's mainstream books vaulted him to the top of the Scottish literary scene. Paul Kincaid has written the first study of Iain M. Banks to explore the confluence of his SF and literary techniques and sensibilities. As Kincaid shows, the two powerful aspects of Banks's work flowed into each other, blurring a line that critics too often treat as clear-cut. Banks's gift for black humor and a honed skepticism regarding politics and religion found expression even as he orchestrated the vast, galaxy-spanning vistas in his novels of the Culture. In examining Banks's entire SF oeuvre, Kincaid unlocks the set of ideas Banks drew upon, ideas that spoke to an unusually varied readership that praised him as a visionary and reveled in the distinctive character of his works. Entertaining and broad in scope, Iain M. Banks offers new insights on one of the most admired figures in contemporary science fiction.

  • All Around the Year: Holidays and Celebrations in American Life

    Whether decorating Easter trees, observing the New Year's Eve ritual of the Hungry Hog Society, or celebrating Wagner's birthday by incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdammerung, " Americans combine the traditional and the offbeat as they create new holidays and celebrate old ones. In All Around the Year, Jack Santino guides the reader through a variety of holidays, festivals, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Drawing from history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore, Santino shows the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles of celebrations and rituals in people's lives. He combines scholarship, field research, and personal reminiscence in this highly readable account of a subject that constitutes a major dimension of our social lives. Nearly fifty illustrations depict holiday symbols and decorations both traditional and contemporary, from greeting cards to wreath-bedecked cars to restaurant menus.

  • The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions

    The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions is the definitive reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective. Generously illustrated, this landmark project combines the breadth of a comparative approach to religion with the depth of understanding of Caribbean spirituality as an ever-changing and varied historical phenomenon. Organized alphabetically, entries examine how Caribbean religious experiences have been shaped by and have responded to the processes of colonialism and the challenges of the postcolonial world. Systematically organized by theme and area, the encyclopedia considers religious traditions such as Vodou, Rastafari, Sunni Islam, Sanatan Dharma, Judaism, and the Roman Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist churches. Detailed subentries present topics such as religious rituals, beliefs, practices, specific historical developments, geographical differences, and gender roles within major traditions. Also included are entries that address the religious dimensions of geographical territories that make up the Caribbean. Representing the culmination of more than a decade of work by the associates of the Caribbean Religions Project, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions will foster a greater understanding of the role of religion in Caribbean life and society, in the Caribbean diaspora, and in wider national and transnational spaces.

  • Baseball: A History of America's Game

    In this fourth edition, Benjamin G. Rader updates the text with a portrait of baseball's new order. He charts an on-the-field game transformed by analytics, an influx of Latino and Asian players, and a generation of players groomed for brute power both on the mound and at the plate. He also analyzes the behind-the-scenes revolution that brought in billions of dollars from a synergy of marketing and branding prowess, visionary media development, and fan-friendly ballparks abuzz with nonstop entertainment. The result is an entertaining and comprehensive tour of a game that, whatever its changes, always reflects American society and culture.

  • Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

    Up to 2012, Mali was a poster child of African democracy, despite multiple signs of growing dissatisfaction with the democratic experiment. Then disaster struck, bringing many of the nation's unresolved contradictions to international attention. A military coup carved off the country's south. A revolt by a coalition of Tuareg and extremist Islamist forces shook the north. The events, so violent and unexpected, forced experts to reassess Mali's democratic institutions and the neoliberal economic reforms enacted in conjunction with the move toward democracy. Rosa De Jorio's detailed study of cultural heritage and its transformations provides a key to understanding the impasse that confronts Malian democracy. As she shows, postcolonial Mali privileged its cultural heritage to display itself on the regional and international scene. The neoliberal reforms both intensified and altered this trend. Profiling heritage sites ranging from statues of colonial leaders to women's museums to historic Timbuktu, De Jorio portrays how various actors have deployed and contested notions of heritage. These actors include not just Malian administrators and politicians but UNESCO, and non-state NGOs. She also delves into the intricacies of heritage politics from the perspective of Malian actors and groups, as producers and receivers--but always highly informed and critically engaged--of international, national and local cultural initiatives.

  • Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1967-86

    The fruit of four decades of collaboration between bluegrass music's premier photographer and premier historian, Bluegrass Odyssey is a satisfying and visually alluring journey into the heart of a genuinely American music. Combining Neil V. Rosenberg's commentary with more than two hundred of Carl Fleischhauer's matchless photographs, this elegant visual documentary captures the music making, the culture and community that foster it, and "the places where bluegrass is at home.'Fleischhauer's striking photographs take the reader to the festival stages, taverns, grassy hillsides, country music halls, upscale clubs, barbershops, hillbilly storefront bars, and parking-lot jam sessions where bluegrass thrives. Inviting us in to the process of creating and celebrating this exuberant art form, his images offer an authentic and direct vision of the bluegrass community, including fans, instrument dealers, disc jockeys, and revered performers. In addition to wide-angle photographs that document the places in which bluegrass and its people are found, Fleischhauer offers arresting performance portraits of musicians such as Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, the Lewis and Stoneman families, the New Grass Revival, J. D. Crowe and the Kentucky Mountain Boys, the Dillards, and dozens of others.Rosenberg's narrative explores the dynamics of bluegrass performance, from the practice of "ganging around the mike," as bands bring one musical strand after another to the fore, to the tight harmonies and intricate exchanges as players respond to each other's musical ideas. Noting the blend of influences that have shaped bluegrass-ranging from rural and small-town "preachin' and prayin'" to an assembly-line precision and coordination that reflect the factories and offices to which many rural southerners migrated-Rosenberg traces the genre's emergence as a fully realized musical culture deeply rooted in community and family.

  • HARRAP'S METHODE EXPRESS ARABE LIVRE + 2 CD

    Une methode concrete et accessible, accompagnee de 2 CDs audio, concue pour les debutants, qui offre a tous la possibilite de comprendre, d’ecrire et de parler un arabe actuel et courant.

    Son objectif est de permettre de communiquer dans les situations les plus courantes de la vie quotidienne et de maitriser les bases necessaires a un apprentissage complet.

    Une pedagogie motivante
    • Tout pour un apprentissage autonome : conseils, explications grammaticales simples, exercices d’evaluation, lexique.
    • L’introduction tres progressive des notions et termes nouveaux.
    • La reprise systematique des notions abordees dans les chapitres precedents pour faciliter la memorisation.

    Une mise en situation reelle
    • Des documents tires du quotidien (petites annonces, publicites, etc.)
    • Des dialogues vivants et naturels joues par des comediens arabes.
    • De nombreux exercices sont bases sur la comprehension et l’expression orale pour une meilleure assimilation de la prononciation.

    Une methode conviviale • Des activites variees et originales.
    • Des informations culturelles.
    • Une presentation attrayante et illustree par des dessins.

  • Becoming Ray Bradbury

    Becoming Ray Bradbury chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater. Jonathan R. Eller measures the impact of the authors, artists, illustrators, and filmmakers who stimulated Bradbury's imagination throughout his first three decades. Unprecedented access to Bradbury's personal papers and other private collections provides insight into his emerging talent through his unpublished correspondence, his rare but often insightful notes on writing, and his interactions with those who mentored him during those early years.

    Beginning with his childhood in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, this biography follows Bradbury's development from avid reader to maturing author, making a living writing for pulp magazines. Eller illuminates the sources of Bradbury's growing interest in the human mind, the human condition, and the ambiguities of life and death--themes that became increasingly apparent in his early fiction. Bradbury's correspondence documents his frustrating encounters with the major trade publishing houses and his earliest unpublished reflections on the nature of authorship. Eller traces the sources of Bradbury's very conscious decisions, following the sudden success of The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, to voice controversial political statements in his fiction, and he highlights the private motivations behind the burst of creative energy that transformed his novella "The Fireman" into the classic novel Fahrenheit 451.

    Becoming Ray Bradbury reveals Bradbury's emotional world as it matured through his explorations of cinema and art, his interactions with agents and editors, his reading discoveries, and the invaluable reading suggestions of older writers. These largely unexplored elements of his life pave the way to a deeper understanding of his more public achievements, providing a biography of the mind, the story of Bradbury's self-education and the emerging sense of authorship at the heart of his boundless creativity.

  • Respecting Patient Autonomy

    Against a backdrop of real clinical situations, Benjamin H. Levi examines the dynamics that shape relations between patient and health care provider, addressing fundamental questions about how medical decisions should be reached and compelling the reader to think about health care issues and decisions in terms of the values and goals they promote.

    Presenting bioethics as a practical, educational activity rather than an abstract intellectual exercise, this important volume shows how dialogue between patients and health care providers can clarify both medical and ethical issues, promoting patient autonomy and advancing health care.

  • Harrap's Comment passer pour un anglais

    Si la phrase "Do you stick out like a sore thumb when you visit the UK?" ne vous dit rien, ce guide est fait pour vous !. Il va vous permettre de comprendre enfin les Anglais et de vous fondre dans la masse lors de vos sejours au Royaume-Uni. Accompagne d'un CD audio, ce livre vous propose de perfectionner votre anglais et de vous exprimer avec un accent authentique :. travaillez votre prononciation a l'aide d'un CD audio de 80 minutes ; apprenez a reconnaitre et a comprendre les principaux accents regionaux. evitez les fautes : familiarisez-vous avec les notions de grammaire et d'usage essentielles pour vous exprimer dans un anglais correct. enrichissez et approfondissez votre vocabulaire grace aux expressions et tournures idiomatiques, aux proverbes, au vocabulaire familier, aux interjections. apprenez a connaitre nos voisins d'outre-Manche avec les informations culturelles et pratiques sur la vie en Grande-Bretagne. Grace a cet ouvrage, l'anglais tel qu'on le parle vraiment n'aura plus de secrets pour vous

  • Complete Poems

    Containing more than three hundred poems, including nearly a hundred previously unpublished works, this unique collection showcases the intellectual range of Claude McKay (1889-1948), the Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose life and work were marked by restless travel and steadfast social protest. McKay's first poems were composed in rural Jamaican creole and launched his lifelong commitment to representing everyday black culture from the bottom up. Migrating to New York, he reinvigorated the English sonnet and helped spark the Harlem Renaissance with poems such as "If We Must Die." After coming under scrutiny for his communism, he traveled throughout Europe and North Africa for twelve years and returned to Harlem in 1934, having denounced Stalin's Soviet Union. By then, McKay's pristine "violent sonnets" were giving way to confessional lyrics informed by his newfound Catholicism.

    McKay's verse eludes easy definition, yet this complete anthology, vividly introduced and carefully annotated by William J. Maxwell, acquaints readers with the full transnational evolution of a major voice in twentieth-century poetry.

  • Transformation of the Mormon Culture Region

    In this unique study, Ethan R. Yorgason examines the Mormon "culture region" of the American West, which in the late nineteenth century was characterized by sexual immorality, communalism, and anti-Americanism but is now marked by social conservatism. Foregrounding the concept of region, Yorgason traces the conformist-conservative trajectory that arose from intense moral and ideological clashes between Mormons and non-Mormons from 1880 to 1920. Looking through the lenses of regional geography, history, and cultural studies, Yorgason investigates shifting moral orders relating to gender authority, economic responsibility, and national loyalty, community, and home life. Transformation of the Mormon Culture Region charts how Mormons and non-Mormons resolved their cultural contradictions over time by a progressive narrowing of the range of moral positions on gender (in favor of Victorian gender relations), the economy (in favor of individual economics), and the nation (identifying with national power and might). Mormons and non-Mormons together constructed a regime of effective coexistence while retaining regional distinctiveness.

  • Cours complet de Soins Énergétiques

    Fruit de nombreuses annees d'apprentissage et de mise en pratique, ce livre devoile tout un panel de methodes et d'outils differents afin de permettre a chacun de trouver sa propre voie. Perception des corps subtils, Chakras, meditations, mediumnite, taux vibratoire, voyage chamanique, purification et protection, ondes de formes, cristaux, symboles du Reiki et leur integration, travail a distance, usage du pendule

  • Aller sans retour : 4250km sur le Pacific Crest Trail

    4 250 kilometres, c'est la distance du Pacific Crest Trail, sentier qui relie la frontiere du Mexique a celle du Canada a travers les montagnes des Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Chaque annee, de nombreux randonneurs essaient de parcourir cette distance a travers la chaleur de la Californie du Sud, la neige de la Sierra Nevada, la canicule de la Californie du Nord, les moustiques de l'Oregon et les deniveles ardus de l'etat de Washington. Ce livre n'est pas un conte de fee ou tout le monde est gentil, ou jamais le randonneur ne souffre, ou jamais il ne critique ses camarades. Ici, point de recit faux-cul, ici je raconte ma randonnee sans langue de bois, en decrivant certes le Pacific Crest Trail, mais aussi mes sentiments envers le chemin en lui-meme, sur moi, sur mes camarades de marche et sur les autres choses qui font partie du sentier.

  • Management public/Privé : le choc des cultures

    Deux grands modeles manageriaux cohabitent actuellement en France : un management demarche et moyens et un management au resultat . Le premier regne, en gros, dans la sphere publique, le second dans les entreprises du secteur prive concurrentiel . L'au

  • Journal de Conchyliologie, 1901, Vol. 49 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Journal de Conchyliologie, 1901, Vol. 49

    Elle differe du Grayanus par sa forme beaucoup p haute, en proportion de sa largeur, par sa sculpture sill nee, tandis que la surface du Grayanus est parsemee petits tubercules qui se repandent le plus souvent jusq l'extremite anterieure de la coquille, par sa nacre rose non bleuatre, etc.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-Wow

    The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Now in paperback, Tara Browner's Heartbeat of the People is an insider's journey into the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and the functions and significance of these vital cultural events.

  • Harrap's mini. Dictionnaire Allemand-Français, Français-Allemand.

    - 45 000 mots et expressions.

    - 60 000 traductions.

    - Un vocabulaire riche et actuel dans un format tres maniable.

    - Des explications precises sur les differents sens des mots.

    - De nombreux exemples d'emploi.

    - Les termes techniques courants.

    - En annexe:

    1) les expressions de la vie quotidienne,

    2) les verbes forts allemands.

  • Bptc Revision Prepare to Pass Civil Litigation and Evidence

    This book follows the Civil Litigation process from pre-action through to trial and beyond, in a chronological structure with complete coverage of the BPTC syllabus, no more and no less. Diagrams and text aid you towards successfully answering the knowledge based MCQs and application based SBAs in the assessment. The beginning of each chapter sets out which of the examinable elements of the CPR and Statutes it contains, whilst the chapter itself is made up of sub-headings which exactly replicate the syllabus and the examinable material. At the end of each chapter there is a Most Concise Summary of the contents of the chapter. In addition, a table at the end of each chapter charts your progress through the coverage of the syllabus so that by the end of the final chapter you can be fully confident that you have covered the whole course in preparation for the 2019 assessments. The author has taught on the LPC/BPTC, writing and marking professional final assessments for over 23 years.

  • SHORTER ELECTR.DISQUETTE

    This is an electronic version of Harrap's "French Shorter Dictionary". It is a set of ten floppy disks for use on IBM and IBM-compatible PCs using Microsoft Windows 3.1. All the entries are cross-referenced and can be printed in full, including International Phonetic Alphabet symbols.

  • Queer Gothic

    George Haggerty examines the ways in which gothic fiction centers on loss as the foreclosure of homoerotic possibility and the relationship between transgressive sexual behaviors and a range of religious behaviors understood as 'Catholic'.

  • Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire, Vol. 74 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire, Vol. 74

    Pour me confoler il faut que je vous parle d'un petit garcon de.douze ans il s'appelle Bufli; il ell fils d'une comedienne il a de grands yeux noirs, joue joliment Cle/tord.

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  • Harrap's Unabridged : Anglais/français, français/anglais (coffret)


    • 425 000 mots et expressions

    • 750 000 traductions

    • Un panorama unique de l'anglais et du francais
    • Un traitement detaille de chaque terme
    • Un acces immediat a l'information

    • Une dimension culturelle importante
    • 240 allusions et citations
    • 510 encadres culturels
    • 910 titres d'oeuvres d'art traduits
    • Des outils complementaires d'aide a la traduction :
      - des tableaux encyclopediques
      - une chronologie de 25 pages
      - un guide de communication

  • Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence : Boston, 1880-1960

    In this powerful and moving history of family violence, historian Linda Gordon traces policies on child abuse and neglect, wife-beating, and incest from 1880 to 1960. Drawing on hundreds of case records from social agencies devoted to dealing with the problem, she chronicles the changing visibility of family violence.

  • TESTEZ VOTRE GREC

    Ce livre d'exercices corriges complete la Petite Grammaire du Grec Moderne. Il peut aussi etre utilise de facon autonome, meme par des debutants: les premiers exercices sont en effet tres basiques et la correction accompagnee d'abondantes explications. La partie consacree aux 200 verbes les plus courants permet a chacun de se tester et de progresser selon son niveau. Le vocabulaire et les expressions toutes faites sont ceux de la vie quotidienne. La presentation avec les exercices en page de gauche, la correction en vis a vis sur la page de droite et des notes qu'on peut ou non consulter, a ete concue pour rendre l'utilisation aussi facile et agreable que possible.

  • Killing Animals

    Though not often acknowledged openly, killing represents by far the most common form of human interaction with animals. Humans kill animals for food, for pleasure, to wear, and even as religious acts, yet despite the ubiquity of this killing, analyzing the practice has generally remained the exclusive purview of animal rights advocates. Killing Animals offers a corrective to this narrow focus by bringing together the insights of scholars from diverse backgrounds in the humanities, including art history, anthropology, intellectual history, philosophy, literary studies, and geography. With killing representing the ultimate expression of human power over animals, the essays reveal the complexity of the phenomenon by exploring the extraordinary diversity in killing practices and the wide variety of meanings attached to them. They examine aspects of the role of animals in human societies, from the seventeenth century to the present day: their cultural manifestations, and how they have been represented. feral and stray animals; animal death in art, literature and philosophy; and even animals that themselves become killers of humans. While many collections originate as a series of separately planned conference papers drawn together only by editorial fiat, the essays that comprise Killing Animals were regarded as parts of a larger whole from their inception. The result is a remarkably collaborative, cross-disciplinary work that includes eight individually authored chapters and a collectively written introduction. Rather than attempting to produce a single ethical understanding from their diverse views, however, the group aims instead to demonstrate the value of the wider academic study of the place of animals in human history. The conclusion to Killing Animals takes the form of a discussion among the eight contributors, with each expanding upon issues raised earlier in the book.

  • Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

    In this ambitious book on southern gospel music, Douglas Harrison reexamines the music's historical emergence and its function as a modern cultural phenomenon. Rather than a single rhetoric focusing on the afterlife as compensation for worldly sacrifice, Harrison presents southern gospel as a network of interconnected messages that evangelical Christians use to make individual sense of both Protestant theological doctrines and their own lived experiences. Harrison explores how listeners and consumers of southern gospel integrate its lyrics and music into their own religious experience, building up individual--and potentially subversive--meanings beneath a surface of evangelical consensus. Reassessing the contributions of such figures as Aldine Kieffer, James D. Vaughan, and Bill and Gloria Gaither, Then Sings My Soul traces an alternative history of southern gospel in the twentieth century, one that emphasizes the music's interaction with broader shifts in American life beyond the narrow confines of southern gospel's borders. His discussion includes the "gay-gospel paradox"--the experience of non-heterosexuals in gospel music--as a cipher for fundamentalism's conflict with the postmodern world.

  • Histoire de la Dernière Guerre de Russie (1853-1856), Vol. 1: Dans La Mer Noire Et La Mer d'Azov, Dans La Mer Baltique Et La Mer Blanche, Et Dans ... Péninsule de Crimée Et Le Gouvernement de Kh

    Excerpt from Histoire de la Derniere Guerre de Russie (1853-1856), Vol. 1: Dans la Mer Noire Et la Mer d'Azov, dans la Mer Baltique Et la Mer Blanche, Et dans l'Ocean Pacifique; En Moldo-Valaquie Et en Boulgarie, dans la Peninsule de Crimee Et le Gouvernement de Kherson, dans l'Asie Subcaucasienne Et l'Armenie Turque

    Et puis, dans le recit des evenements contemporains, on manque d'air et de liberte, ne fut - cc que par convenance et par egards pour des hommes que l'on estime, sans gouter tous leurs actes. La passion seule se trouve a l'aise dans la narration des choses du present. Elle fait un hymne ou un pamphlet. L'hymne et le pamphlet sont deux boisseaux sous lesquels on met la lumiere.

    La lumiere, chacun en possede un rayon dans le temps present, mais chacun le garde pour le foyer domestique, celui - ci par prudence, celui - la par indifference.

    D'ou il suit qu'entre les temps contemporains et les temps fabuleux, il y a plus de rapport qu'on ne le pense, a la surface du moins.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

    In Becoming Beautiful, Joanna Bosse explores the transformations undergone by the residents of a Midwestern town when they step out on the dance floor for the very first time.

    Bosse uses sensitive fieldwork as well as her own immersion in ballroom culture to lead readers into a community that springs up around ballroom dance. The result is a portrait of the real people who connect with others, change themselves, and join a world that foxtrots to its own rules, conventions, and rewards. Bosse's eye for revealing, humorous detail adds warmth and depth to discussions around critical perspectives on the experiences the dance hall provides, the nature of partnership and connection, and the notion of how dancing allows anyone to become beautiful.

  • Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass

    The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked. Accessibly written and organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass's history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; family bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.

  • Harrap's Michel Thomas Méthode chinois débutant

    Une methode innovante pour apprendre le chinois en quelques heures seulement !

    D'emblee, cette methode met en confiance l'apprenant, en rentrant dans la langue par des moyens mnemotechniques accessibles a tous. Tout en acquerant de maniere tres progressive une solide comprehension de la grammaire et de la structure de la langue, l'utilisateur devient capable de construire ses propres phrases au bout de quelques heures d'ecoute active.
    Il lui suffit d'etre concentre, de bien suivre le cours et de repondre aux questions des formateurs en mettant le CD en pause.

    Grace a cette methode inventee par un linguiste americain, Michel Thomas, chacun a desormais l'opportunite de parler chinois avec assurance au bout de 8 CD.

  • Harrap's Mini italien francais

    Un nouveau format dans la gamme italienne Harrap.

    Le Mini francais-italien propose l'essentiel du vocabulaire courant et technique, ainsi que de nombreuses expressions courantes. Les accents toniques des mots sont donnes, et de nombreux exemples d'emploi facilitent la traduction.

    Une innovation Harrap : ce dictionnaire a ete entierement imprime sur papier recycle pour respecter l'environnement.

  • Jim Jarmusch

    The first major English-language study of Jarmusch

    At a time when gimmicky, action-driven blockbusters ruled Hollywood, Jim Jarmusch spearheaded a boom in independent cinema by making low-budget films focused on intimacy, character, and new takes on classical narratives. His minimal form, peculiar pacing, wry humor, and blank affect have since been adopted by directors including Sophia Coppola, Hal Harley, Richard Linklater, and Wong Kar-Wai. Juan A. Suarez's Jim Jarmusch analyzes the director's work from three mutually implicated perspectives: in relation to independent filmmaking from the 1980s to the present; as a form of cultural production that appropriates existing icons, genres, and motifs; and as an instance of postmodern politics.

    A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited by James R. Naremore

  • Harrap's Grammaire espagnole

    Le guide indispensable pour acquerir ou reviser les mecanismes de la langue espagnole. Les regles essentielles de grammaire expliquees tres simplement et illustrees par de nombreux exemples. Des encadres qui mettent en evidence les points importants et les remarques d'usage. Une deuxieme couleur pour souligner les points grammaticaux abordes et reperer les difficultes. Un index des termes grammaticaux.

  • From Gluttony to Enlightenment: The World of Taste in Early Modern Europe

    Scorned since antiquity as low and animal, the sense of taste is celebrated today as an ally of joy, a source of adventure, and an arena for pursuing sophistication. The French exalted taste as an entrA(c)e to ecstasy, and revolutionized their cuisine and language to express this new way of engaging with the world. Viktoria von Hoffmann explores four kinds of early modern texts--culinary, medical, religious, and philosophical--to follow taste's ascent from the sinful to the beautiful. Combining food studies and sensory history, she takes readers on an odyssey that redefined a fundamental human experience. Scholars and cooks rediscovered a vast array of ways to prepare and present foods. Far-sailing fleets returned to Europe bursting with new vegetables, exotic fruits, and pungent spices. Hosts refined notions of hospitality in the home while philosophers pondered the body and its perceptions. As von Hoffmann shows, these labors produced a sea change in perception and thought, one that moved taste from the base realm of the tongue to the ethereal heights of aesthetics.

  • Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound

    Where Did Our Love Go? chronicles the rise and fall of Motown Records while emphasizing the role of its dynamic founder, Berry Gordy Jr. First published in 1986, this classic work includes a new preface by Nelson George that identifies Motown's influence on young recorders and music mogels of today, including R. Kelly, D'Angelo, Sean Combs, and Russell Simmons.

    Gordy's uncanny instinct for finding extraordinary talent--whether performers, songwriters, musicians, or producers--yielded popular artists who include the Supremes, the Jackson Five, Smokey Robinson, the Miracles, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder. Not shy about depicting Gordy's sometimes manipulative and complex relationships with his artists, George reveals the inner workings of the music business and insightful material on the musicians who backed these stars. The large cache of resulting Motown melodies is still alive in commercials, movies, TV programs, and personal ipods today.

  • Rocky Marciano: The Rock Of His Times

    In this captivating and complex portrait of an American sports legend, Russell Sullivan confirms Rocky Marciano's place as a symbol and cultural icon of his era. As much as he embodied the wholesome, rags-to-riches patriotism of a true American hero, he also reflected the racial and ethnic tensions festering behind the country's benevolent facade.
    Spirited, fast-paced, and rich in detail, Rocky Marciano is the first book to place the boxer in the context of his times. Capturing his athletic accomplishments against the colorful backdrop of the 1950s fight scene, Sullivan examines how Marciano's career reflected the glamour and scandal of boxing as well as tenor of his times.

  • Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities

    Delineating an approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, Queer Migration Politics examines a series of "coalitional moments" in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a sense of national identity. Karma Chavez analyzes how activists use coalition to articulate the shared concerns of queer politics and migration politics, as both populations seek to imagine their ability to belong in various communities and spaces, their relationships to state and regional politics, and their relationships to other people whose lives might be very different from their own. Advocating a politics of the present and drawing from women of color and queer of color theory, this book contends that coalition enables a vital understanding of how queerness and immigration, citizenship and belonging, and inclusion and exclusion are linked. Queer Migration Politics offers activists, queer scholars, feminists, and immigration scholars productive tools for theorizing political efficacy.

  • Come Back to Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies

    Among the poets discussed in this study of a remarkable body of contemporary poetry are Derek Walcott, Edward Kamau Braithwaite and Lorna Goodison

  • The Makers of the Sacred Harp

    This authoritative reference work investigates the roots of the Sacred Harp, the central collection of the deeply influential and long-lived southern tradition of shape-note singing. David Warren Steel and Richard H. Hulan concentrate on the regional culture that produced the Sacred Harp in the nineteenth century and delve deeply into history of its authors and composers. They trace the sources of every tune and text in the Sacred Harp, from the work of B. F. White, E. J. King, and their west Georgia contemporaries who helped compile the original collection in 1844 to the contributions by various composers to the 1936 to 1991 editions. Drawing on census reports, local histories, family Bibles and other records, rich oral interviews with descendants, and Sacred Harp Publishing Company records, this volume reveals new details and insights about the history of this enduring American musical tradition. David Waren Stel is an associate professor of music and southern culture at the University of Mississippi. Richard H. Hulan is an independent scholar of American folk hymnody.

  • THEATRE SANS RIDEAUX (Haïkus quotidiens)

    Recueil de haikus contemporains, qui s'inspirent d'instants simples du quotidien. Quelque part entre le banal et la poesie, ils ont besoin de vous pour resonner et vivre. . .

  • The Damned - The Chaos Years: An Unofficial Biography

    For the past 40 years original pioneers of punk The Damned have been thrilling fans across the world with their awesome, yet often unpredictable live performances and genre defining music. In 2017 The Damned are still going strong and along the way have influenced countless other bands that would follow in their footsteps such as Black Flag, Nirvana, Rancid, Bad Brains, Green Day, Offspring, Tsol and Guns n' Roses to name but a few. This biography, written by longtime fan and author of a popular Damned website 'Second Time Around', Barry Hutchinson, celebrates the first 20 years - often referred to as the Chaos Years, and arguably the most prolific of the band's history. It records their crazy antics both on and off stage, their often troublesome gigs and their memorable music. With exclusive interviews from all band members past and present, plus never before published photos, this book is a must read for all Damned fans wanting an insight to the band's iconic history.

  • Women of the Storm: Civic Activism After Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall less than four weeks apart in 2005. Months later, much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast remained in tatters. As the region faded from national headlines, its residents faced a dire future. Emmanuel David chronicles how one activist group confronted the crisis. Founded by a few elite white women in New Orleans, Women of the Storm quickly formed a broad coalition that sought to represent Louisiana's diverse population. From its early lobbying of Congress through its response to the 2010 BP oil spill, David shows how members' actions were shaped by gender, race, class, and geography. Drawing on in-depth interviews, ethnographic observation, and archival research, David tells a compelling story of collective action and personal transformation that expands our understanding of the aftermath of an historic American catastrophe.

  • Harrap's Parler le chinois en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en Chine.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre le plan de Pekin, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

    Hawaiian Music in Motion explores the performance, reception, transmission, and adaptation of Hawaiian music on board ships and in the islands, revealing the ways both maritime commerce and imperial confrontation facilitated the circulation of popular music in the nineteenth century. James Revell Carr draws on journals and ships' logs to trace the circulation of Hawaiian song and dance worldwide as Hawaiians served aboard American and European ships. He also examines important issues like American minstrelsy in Hawaii and the ways Hawaiians achieved their own ends by capitalizing on Americans' conflicting expectations and fraught discourse around hula and other musical practices.

  • Mormons and Mormonism: An Introduction to an American World Religion

    Mormons and Mormonism gathers key essays by leading scholars on the history, foundational ideas and practices, and worldwide expansion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The ideal introduction to Mormonism, this choice sampler provides a selective overview of what many historians consider the most innovative and successful religion to emerge during the spiritual ferment of antebellum America.

    This volume explains how the earliest Mormons viewed their religion and suggests that the Book of Mormon appeared to them as an exciting document of social protest. Contributors consider the history of persecution of the Mormons, the church's relationship with the state of Utah and with other divisions of Christianity, and culture clashes in the church's missionary efforts. Mormons and Mormonism also places beliefs such as vicarious baptism for the dead in a larger context of community and religious ideals.

    The founding of Mormonism and its rapid emergence as a new world religion are among the most intriguing aspects of American religious history and among the most neglected in the religion classroom. This much-needed volume lays the groundwork for a better understanding of the LDS Church and its historical and potential impact on the United States and the world.

  • Yellow Steel: The Story of the Earthmoving Equipment Industry

    In Yellow Steel, the first overarching history of the earthmoving equipment industry, William Haycraft examines the tremendous increase in the scope of mining and construction projects, from the Suez Canal through the interstate highway system, made possible by innovations in earthmoving machinery. Led by Cyrus McCormick's invention in 1831 of a practical mechanical reaper, many of the builders of today's massive earthmoving machines began as makers of reapers, plows, threshers, and combines.

    Haycraft traces the efforts of manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Allis-Chalmers, International Harvester, J. I. Case, Deere, and Massey-Ferguson to diversify from farm equipment to specialized earthmoving equipment and the important contributions of LeTourneau, Euclid, and others in meeting the needs of the construction and mining industries. He shows how postwar economic and political events, especially the creation of the interstate highway system, spurred the development of more powerful and more agile machines. He also relates the precipitous fall of several major American earthmoving machine companies and the rise of Japanese competitors in the early 1980s.

    Extensively illustrated and packed with detailed information on both manufacturers and machines, Yellow Steel knits together the diverse stories of the many companies that created the earthmoving equipment industry--how they began, expanded, retooled, merged, succeeded, and sometimes failed. Their history, a step-by-step linking of need and invention, provides the foundation for virtually all modern transportation, construction, commerce, and industry.

  • Eine Deutsche Frau im Innern Deutsch-Ostafrikas: Elf Jahre nach Tagebuchblättern Erzählt (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Eine Deutsche Frau im Innern Deutsch-Ostafrikas: Elf Jahre nach Tagebuchblattern Erzahlt

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  • Guide to the Blue Tongue: Poems

    Shimmering with saturated color and heat, Guide to the Blue Tongue is an intoxicating sequence of memory poems about growing up in the tropics, threaded through the myth of Caliban from Shakespeare's The Tempest.

    Caliban is the monstrous native, in love with what he cannot possess, lost to his own sense of identity. In Virgil Suarez's vision, the island of Caliban's imprisonment merges with the island of Cuba, where the carboneros make charcoal and sell it door-to-door by the pound, young boxers crackle with caged energy, dock workers spill like ants out of the bellies of ships, and the rain falls in torrents on corrugated tin roofs. On this island of fire, the Marquis de Sade joins other historical figures to drink absinthe, and J. Edgar Hoover lingers over mojitos and a cigar at the Tropicana Night Club in Old Havana. Hovering behind the hotel shutters or half-concealed behind their masks, the old poets and prophets--Shakespeare, Tiresias, Pablo Neruda--are waiting to speak their passions.

    Out of this rich imaginative brew, Suarez evokes the mythical and historical landscape of Cuba and distills the "hollow, deep-thudded pangs" of exile's rootlessness, the immigrant's constant longing to be possessed by a sense of place. Steeped in a seductive, incantatory language of desire, Guide to the Blue Tongue gives entry to a place of blue possibility and daily undoing, where the sting of salt-fresh air is compounded by the ache of displacement and loss.

  • GPA : L'essentiel pour comprendre Un abécédaire sur la gestation pour autrui et les mères porteuses

    Ce livre aborde le sujet de la Gestation Pour Autrui sous l'angle d'un abecedaire accessible au grand public, tout en etant precis. GPA : L'essentiel pour comprendre donne, explique et vulgarise des elements complexes concernant differents aspects de droit, de medecine, des aspects sociaux, economiques, de tiers impliques etc. Plus de 230 elements sont developpes, de la lettre A pour Acte de naissance a la lettre V comme Vitrification embryonnaire. Coordonne par Jean-Raphael Hurreau, militant engage dans le milieu associatif depuis pres de 20 ans.

  • A Hard Journey: The Life of Don West

    A Hard Journey brings to life Don West: poet, ordained Congregationalist minister, labor organizer, educator, leftist activist, and one of the most important literary and political figures in the southern Appalachians during the middle years of the twentieth century. Initially motivated by religious conviction and driven by a vision of an open, democratic, and nonracist society, West was also a passionate advocate for the region's traditional values.

    This biography balances his literary work with political and educational activities, placing West's poetry in the context of his fight for social justice and racial equality. James J. Lorence uses previously unexamined sources to explore West's early involvement in organizing miners and other workers for the Socialist and Communist Parties during the 1930s. In documenting West's lifetime commitment to creating a nonracist, egalitarian South, A Hard Journey furnishes the spotlight he deserves as a pioneering figure in twentieth-century Southern radicalism.

  • The Federalist: Design for a Constitutional Republic

    "Throughout this scrupulously researched interpretation of The
    Federalist papers, Carey provides a glimpse of our Republic's original
    design. He shows us what kind of federal union The Federalist's
    authors had in mind, and indicates how we have strayed from their intent."
    -- Paul Gottfried, National Review
    "The best book yet published on The Federalist." --
    Paul Peterson, The Review of Politics
    "Serious scholars of American politics will find it stimulating
    and useful in deepening their own understanding of the American regime."
    -- Charles E. Umbanhowar, Perspectives on Political Science
    "Likely to become a classic in its own right. The Federalist
    is excellent: well organized, carefully considered, incisive, lucid, concise,
    and masterful." -- Ellis Sandoz, author of A Government of Laws:
    Political Theory, Religion, and the American Founding

  • Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

    Extending the understanding of race and ethnicity in the South beyond the prism of black-white relations, this interdisciplinary collection explores the growth, impact, and significance of rapidly growing Asian American populations in the American South. Avoiding the usual focus on the East and West Coasts, several essays attend to the nuanced ways in which Asian Americans negotiate the dominant black and white racial binary, while others provoke readers to reconsider the supposed cultural isolation of the region, reintroducing the South within a historical web of global networks across the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic. Contributors are Vivek Bald, Leslie Bow, Amy Brandzel, Daniel Bronstein, Jigna Desai, Jennifer Ho, Khyati Y. Joshi, ChangHwan Kim, Marguerite Nguyen, Purvi Shah, Arthur Sakamoto, Jasmine Tang, Isao Takei, and Roy Vu.

  • Harrap's Michel Thomas vocabulaire anglais

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  • African Women Playwrights

    This anthology consists of nine plays by a diverse group of women from throughout the African continent. The plays focus on a wide range of issues, such as cultural differences, AIDS, female circumcision, women's rights to higher education, racial and skin color identity, prostitution as a form of survival for young girls, and nonconformist women resisting old traditions. In addition to the plays themselves, this collection includes commentaries by the playwrights on their own plays, and editor Kathy A. Perkins provides additional commentary and a bibliography of published and unpublished plays by African women.

    The playwrights featured are Ama Ata Aidoo, Violet R. Barungi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nathalie Etoke, Dania Gurira, Andiah Kisia, Sindiwe Magona, Malika Ndlovu (Lueen Conning), Juliana Okoh, and Nikkole Salter.

  • Le guide pratique des méthodes de numérologie

    Le guide pratique des methodes de calculs numerologiques, est un referent utile, qui regroupe pas moins de 50 methodes, permettant d'appliquer la numerologie au quotidien.

  • Harrap's Vocabulaire espagnol

    Le guide indispensable pour acquerir ou reviser le vocabulaire espagnol. Plus de 8 000 mots et expressions classes par theme, avec les variantes d'Amerique latine. 68 themes pour aborder tout le vocabulaire courant. Des exemples en fin de chapitre pour illustrer certains termes. Des encadres pour expliquer les difficultes de traduction (faux amis, etc.) ou de grammaire. Un index d'environ 2000 mots. Une presentation tres claire en deux couleurs.

  • Des Bohémiens Et de Leur Musique En Hongrie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Des Bohemiens Et de Leur Musique en Hongrie

    Sous le beau ciel de la Grece, les rapsodes en voyageant rassemblaient autour d'eux les habitans des villes et des bourgades, pour leur faire entendre des histoires de peuples vaincus, de royaumes renverses, d'aventures surprenantes et admirables. Quand leurs chants epars furent reunis en une oeuvre homogene par le vieil Homere, ils formerent un monument d'une inimitable perfection. Le genie avait dicte cette nar ration de tout ce que peuvent inspirer a l'homme des passions qui font sa grandeur; les ages en se succe dant n'ont pu que consacrer l'antique enthousiasme pour ce premier essor de l'invention, sans plus jamais atteindre au sublime homerique qui fait de l'lliade l'im mortel pantheon des energies et des vertus humaines.

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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Black Women And Music: More Than the Blues

    This collection is the first interdisciplinary volume to examine black women's negotiation of race and gender in African American music. Contributors address black women's activity in musical arenas that pre- and postdate the emergence of the vaudeville blues singers of the 1920s. Throughout, the authors illustrate black women's advocacy of themselves as blacks and as women in music. Feminist? Black feminist? The editors take care to stress that each term warrants interrogation: "Black women can and have forged, often, but not always--and not everywhere the same across time--identities that are supple enough to accommodate a sense of female empowerment through 'musicking' in tandem with their sensitivities to black racial allegiances."

    Individual essays concern the experiences of black women in classical music and in contemporary blues, the history of black female gospel-inflected voices in the Broadway musical, and "hip-hop feminism" and its complications. Focusing on under-examined contexts, authors introduce readers to the work of a prominent gospel announcer, women's music festivals (predominantly lesbian), and to women's involvement in an early avant-garde black music collective. In contradistinction to a compilation of biographies, this volume critically illuminates themes of black authenticity, sexual politics, access, racial uplift through music, and the challenges of writing (black) feminist biography. Black Women and Music is a strong reminder that black women have been and are both social actors and artists contributing to African American thought.

  • The Death and Life of Malcolm X

    The Death and Life of Malcolm X provides a dramatic portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century. Focusing on Malcolm X's rise to prominence and the final year of his life, the book details his rift with the Nation of Islam and its leader, Elijah Muhammad, leading to death threats and eventually assassination at the hands of a death squad. In a new preface for this edition, Peter Goldman reflects on the forty years since the book's first publication and considers new information based on FBI surveillance that has since come to light.

  • Sir Robert Peel: Étude d'Histoire Contemporaine (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Sir Robert Peel: Etude d'Histoire Contemporaine

    Il y a bientot six ans, au moment de la mort de sir Robert Peel, j'eprouvai un vif desir de lui rendre un hommage public et de faire pressentir quelles seraient, selon moi, sa physionomie propre et sa place parmi les hommes qui ont gouverne leur pays; mais il est difficile de parler des morts, meme des meilleurs, en presence des sentiments qui eclatent autour de leur cercueil, et quand il semble qu'eux memes soient encore la et entendent les paroles dont ils sont l'objet. Un hommage serieux n'est rendu avec convenance qu'un peu loin de la tombe quand les passions amies ou ennemies se sont calmees, sans que l'indifference ait encore commence. J'avais de plus un motif personnel de reserve. La derniere fois qu'il avait pris la parole dans la chambre des Communes.

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  • Description de la Cathédrale de Milan: Accompagnée d'Observations Historiques Et Critiques sur Sa Construction Et sur les Monumens d'Art Dont Elle Est Enrichie; Ornée de 65 Gravures (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Description de la Cathedrale de Milan: Accompagnee d'Observations Historiques Et Critiques sur Sa Construction Et sur les Monumens d'Art Dont Elle Est Enrichie; Ornee de 65 Gravures

    ON regardera, peut-etre, comme une entre prise temeraire la publication de cet ouvrage lorsque nous possedons deja des ecrits anciens et modernes sur le meme sujet. Est - ce la pre tention de mettre la notre en parallele avec eux? Est - ce l'ambition orgueilleuse de les sur passer, en croyant faire mieux? Voila ce qu'on nous demandera.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • HARRAP'S METHODE EXPRESS ARABE LIVRE

    Une methode concrete et accessible, concue pour les debutants, qui offre a tous la possibilite de comprendre, d’ecrire et de parler un arabe actuel et courant.

    Son objectif est de permettre de communiquer dans les situations les plus courantes de la vie quotidienne et de maitriser les bases necessaires a un apprentissage complet.

    Une pedagogie motivante
    • Tout pour un apprentissage autonome : conseils, explications grammaticales simples, exercices d’evaluation, lexique.
    • L’introduction tres progressive des notions et termes nouveaux.
    • La reprise systematique des notions abordees dans les chapitres precedents pour faciliter la memorisation.

    Une mise en situation reelle :
    • Des documents tires du quotidien (petites annonces, publicites, etc.)
    • Des dialogues vivants et naturels joues par des comediens arabes.
    • De nombreux exercices sont bases sur la comprehension et l’expression orale pour une meilleure assimilation de la prononciation.

    Une methode conviviale :• Des activites variees et originales.
    • Des informations culturelles.
    • Une presentation attrayante et illustree par des dessins.

  • Harrap's Shorter, volume 2 : Français-Anglais, Anglais-Français


    • 350 000 mots et expressions
    • 600 000 traductions
    • Une couverture complete du vocabulaire technique et idiomatique des deux langues
    • 200 notes culturelles sur la civilisation anglo-saxonne
    • 400 entrees longues introduites par des menus
    • Un cahier en couleur presentant 400 expressions idiomatiques
    • Un texte en couleurs pour plus de lisibilite

  • Roots of Disorder: Race and Criminal Justice in the American South, 1817-80

    Every white southerner understood
    what keeping African Americans "down" meant and what it did
    not mean. It did not mean going to court; it did not mean relying on the
    law. It meant vigilante violence and lynching.
    Looking at Vicksburg, Mississippi,
    Roots of Disorder traces the origins of these terrible attitudes
    to the day-to-day operations of local courts. In Vicksburg, white exploitation
    of black labor through slavery evolved into efforts to use the law to
    define blacks' place in society, setting the stage for widespread tolerance
    of brutal vigilantism. Fed by racism and economics, whites' extralegal
    violence grew in a hothouse of more general hostility toward law and courts.
    Roots of Disorder shows how the criminal justice system itself
    plays a role in shaping the attitudes that encourage vigilantism.
    "Delivers what no other
    study has yet attempted. . . . Waldrep's book is one of the first systematically
    to use local trial data to explore questions of society and culture."
    -- Vernon Burton, author of "A Gentleman and an Officer"
    A Social and Military History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

  • À quoi rêvent les autistes ?

    Quatrieme edition d'un livre synthetisant une soixantaine de temoignages de personnes autistes et de proches afin de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement d'une personne autiste mutique.

  • Harrap's Grammaire allemande

    Les regles essentielles de grammaire expliquees tres simplement et illustrees par de nombreux exemples. Des encadres qui mettent en evidence les points importants et les remarques d'usage. Une deuxieme couleur pour souligner les points grammaticaux abordes et reperer les difficultes. Un index des termes grammaticaux utilises dans l'ouvrage.

  • Harrap's Poche anglais américain

    Ideal pour la pratique de l'anglais americain. 41 000 mots et expressions, 50 000 traductions, le vocabulaire utilise aux Etats-Unis, la prononciation associee a chaque terme et plus de 150 encadres culturels relatifs a l'histoire, la politique et la culture americaines. En supplement : Des informations sur le systeme educatif americain et un guide de communication.

  • The Music of the Stanley Brothers

    The Music of the Stanley Brothers brings together forty years of passionate research by scholar and record label owner Gary Reid. A leading authority on Carter and Ralph Stanley, Reid augments his own vast knowledge of their music with interviews, documents ranging from books to folios sold by the brothers at shows, and the words of Ralph Stanley, former band members, guest musicians, session producers, songwriters, and bluegrass experts. The result is a reference that illuminates the Stanleys' art and history. It is all here: dates and locations; the roster of players on well-known and obscure sessions alike; master/matrix and catalog/release numbers, with reissue information; a full discography sorting out the Stanleys' complex recording history; the stories behind the music; and exquisitely informed biographical notes that place events in the context of the brothers' careers and lives.

    Monumental and indispensable, The Music of the Stanley Brothers provides fans and scholars alike with a guide for immersion in the long career and breathtaking repertoire of two legendary American musicians.

  • Méditations Philosophiques Sur l'Origine de la Justice, &c, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Meditations Philosophiques sur l'Origine de la Justice, &C, Vol. 3

    L'un comme je l'ai deja dit ell: la caufe de mon bonheur; l'autre eit mon bonheur meme par coule quent, pour le redire encore une fois d'une maniere plus courte plus precife, il ne manque rien a mes defirs parce que dans la per feaion de mon etre je trouve mon veritable bien dans le plaifir' qui en refulte ma veritable felicite.

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    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Jock of the Bushveld

    Jock of the Bushveld is a story set in the rough Bushveld of South Africa's gold mining era. Jock is the faithful dog and companion of a transport rider. Through their adventures we catch a glimpse of those heady gold rush days. Jock, the runt of the litter turns out to be a faithful companion to the end. This is the original and unabridged version of this South African favourite lovingly restored from the 1907 edition.

  • God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics

    God, Sex, Science, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics is a timely, wide-ranging attempt to rescue dialogues on human sexuality, sexual diversity, and gender from insular exchanges based primarily on biblical scholarship and denominational ideology. Too often, dialogues on sexuality and gender devolve into the repetition of party lines and defensive postures, without considering the interdisciplinary body of scholarly research on this complex subject. This volume expands beyond the usual parameters, opening the discussion to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to foster the development of Christian sexual ethics for contemporary times.

    Essays by prominent and emerging scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, literary studies, theology, and ethics reveal how faith and reason can illuminate our understanding of human sexual and gender diversity. Focusing on the intersection of theology and science and incorporating feminist theory, God, Science, Sex, Gender is a much-needed call for Christian ethicists to map the origins and full range of human sexual experience and gender identity. Essays delve into why human sexuality and gender can be so controversial in Christian contexts, investigate the complexity of sexuality in humans and other species, and reveal the implications of diversity for Christian moral theology.

    Contributors are Joel Brown, James Calcagno, Francis J. Catania, Pamela L. Caughie, Robin Colburn, Robert Di Vito, Terry Grande, Frank Fennell, Anne E. Figert, Patricia Beattie Jung, Fred Kniss, John McCarthy, Jon Nilson, Stephen J. Pope, Susan A. Ross, Joan Roughgarden, and Aana Marie Vigen.

  • The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism

    The most detailed study yet of early Mormon thought about the "end
    times," The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism shows how
    early LDS interpretation of the Bible and the Book of Mormon affected,
    and was affected by, Mormon millennial doctrines. Grant Underwood provides
    the first comprehensive linkage of the history of early Mormonism and
    millennial thought, reassessing Mormonism's relationship to the dominant
    culture and placing Mormon millennial thought in the broader context of
    Judeo-Christian ideas about the end of the world.
    "A model of first-rate scholarship and balanced interpretation;
    it has much to say not only to those interested in Mormon history but
    also to anyone seeking to understand the role of millenarian ideas in
    the American experience." -- Michael Barkun, Journal of American
    History
    "No serious student of early Mormon history should fail to read
    this book." -- L. B. Tipson, Choice
    "A signal contribution to Mormon studies. Anyone who wishes to explore
    the core of the Mormon identity in the nineteenth century will have to
    come to terms with this book." -- Richard T. Hughes, author of Reviving
    the Ancient Faith: The Story of Churches of Christ in America

  • Parler le slovène en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en Slovenie.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre le plan de Ljubljana, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • On the Wings of Modernism: The United States Air Force Academy

    The United States Air Force Academy stands as one of the most extensive architectural projects of the cold war era. Key to a full understanding of American modernism, the project was also a volatile battleground involving competing ideas about aesthetics and politics. Arguing that the academy's production was squarely grounded in bureaucratic and political processes, Robert Allen Nauman demonstrates that selection of both the site and the design firm was the result of political maneuverings involving U.S. military leadership.

    In the academy's iconic design, myths and metaphors of flight and the American West were interwoven with those of modernism, both to justify the plan and to free it from any lingering socialist or European associations. Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill's first public exhibition of plans and models for the project was designed by the former Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer, and it incorporated photographs of the Colorado Springs site by Ansel Adams and William Garnett. Using previously unexplored resources of the U.S. Air Force Academy, SOM, and the Air Force Academy Construction Agency, Nauman uncovered materials such as negatives of Adams's original photographs of the sites. He also conducted extensive interviews with SOM's project director for the academy, Walter Netsch, in tracing the complete history of the academy's construction, from its earliest conception to eventual completion.

  • Pottery, Politics, Art: George Ohr and the Brothers Kirkpatrick

    Understanding the passions fueling three of America's most provocative potters

    Pottery, Politics, Art uses the medium of clay to explore the nature of spectacle, bodies, and boundaries. The book analyzes the sexual and social obsessions of three of America's most intense potters, artists who used the liminal potentials of clay to explore the horrors and delights of our animal selves.

    The book revives from undeserved obscurity the far-southern Illinois potting brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick (1814-90, 1828-96) and examines the significance of the haunting, witty, and grotesque wares of the brothers' Anna Pottery (1859-96). The book then traces the Kirkpatricks' decisive influence on a central figure in the American arts and crafts movement, George Ohr (1857-1918), known as "the Mad Potter of Biloxi" and arguably America's greatest potter. Finally, the book gives a new reading to Ohr's contorted yet lyrical and ecstatic works. Abundant full-color and black-and-white photographs illustrate this remarkable art, with images of many Kirkpatrick and Ohr works being published here for the first time.

  • Moving Images: Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration


    When the American government began impounding Japanese American citizens after Pearl Harbor, photography became a battleground. The control of the means of representation affected nearly every aspect of the incarceration, from the mug shots criminalizing Japanese Americans to the prohibition of cameras in the hands of inmates. The government also hired photographers to make an extensive record of the forced removal and incarceration. In this insightful study, Jasmine Alinder explores the photographic record of the imprisonment in war relocation centers such as Manzanar, Tule Lake, Jerome, and others. She investigates why photographs were made, how they were meant to function, and how they have been reproduced and interpreted subsequently by the popular press and museums in constructing versions of public history.

    Alinder provides calibrated readings of the photographs from this period, including works by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Manzanar camp inmate Toyo Miyatake (who constructed his own camera to document the complicated realities of camp life), and contemporary artists Patrick Nagatani and Masumi Hayashi. Illustrated with more than forty photographs, Moving Images reveals the significance of the camera in the process of incarceration as well as the construction of race, citizenship, and patriotism in this complex historical moment.

  • Lettres Minéralogiques Et Géologiques Sur Les Volcans de l'Auvergne: Écrites Dans Un Voyage Fait En 1804 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lettres Mineralogiques Et Geologiques sur les Volcans de l'Auvergne: Ecrites dans un Voyage Fait en 1804

    Par L A C 0 ste, de Plaisance ex: - professeur d'his toire naturelle a l'ecole centrale du departement du Puy - de - Dome; ezz - professeur de morale a Toulouse; membre dela societe litteraire de cette ville; associe correspondant de celle de Bordeaux; de la Societe d'agficultum, seiences et arts d'agen, de Grenoble, de Montpellier; de la societe medicale de Clermont Ferrand; de la soeiete phylotechniquo et de l'acade mie celtique de Paris.

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    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • L'Ombre Postface par Jean-Luc Buard

    Maurice Loewel dit Level, ne le 29 aout 1875 a Paris et decede le 15 avril 1926, est un ecrivain surtout connu comme un des maitres de la peur . En 1921 il publie, dans le Journal, un nouveau roman a l'atmosphere fantastique l'Ombre. C'est cette version

  • Josephine Baker in Art And Life: The Icon And the Image

    Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was a dancer, singer, actress, author, politician, militant, and philanthropist, whose images and cultural legacy have survived beyond the hundredth anniversary of her birth. Neither an exercise in postmodern deconstruction nor simple biography, Josephine Baker in Art and Life presents a critical cultural study of the life and art of the Franco-American performer whose appearances as the savage dancer Fatou shocked the world.

    Although the study remains firmly anchored in Josephine Baker s life and times, presenting and challenging carefully researched biographical facts, it also offers in-depth analyses of the images that she constructed and advanced. Bennetta Jules-Rosette explores Baker s far-ranging and dynamic career from a sociological and cultural perspective, using the tools of sociosemiotics to excavate the narratives, images, and representations that trace the story of her life and fit together as a cultural production.

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  • Prends ton héritage

    E la suite des Hi roglyphes gyptiens, la M thode illustr e (2016), Dibombari MBOCK poursuit ici l'exercice de lecture des caract?res sacr s de la vall e du Nil en relevant l'intelligence qu'ils entretiennent avec les langues africaines. Prenant le pr tex

  • Allah m'a sauvée

    Ce livre est le recit de mon dernier accouchement, la naissance d'Ilyes mon petit dernier...tout a bascule une tres grande epreuve, de graves complications puis ma mere qui m'a beaucoup manquee... je ne pourrais plus jamais avoir d'enfants, j'ai frole la mort et Allah m'a sauvee...

  • Animals on the Agenda: Questions About Animals for Theology and Ethics

    This encyclopedic volume is the most comprehensive collection of original studies on animals and theology ever published. Contributors from both sides of the Atlantic tackle fundamental questions about theology and how it is put into practice.Do animals have immortal souls? Does Christ's reconciling work include animals? Contributors address these issues and more in the context of scriptural perspectives, the Christian tradition, historical disputes, and obligations to animals.As Andrew Linzey points out in his introduction, it cannot be right for theological practitioners to carry on their business as though the world of animals were invisible. Mainstream Christianity still propagates a range of ideas about animals that are hugely detrimental to their status and welfare. This important volume argues that it is time for a change.

  • A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography

    A comprehensive look at photography's most dynamic era, this book surveys the rich variety of innovation that characterised the 1930s, exploring the aesthetic and cultural achievements of leading photographers and mapping the impact on the public imagination.

  • Harrap's méthode Allemand Livre + 2 Cd

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante

    • Une forte dimension orale

  • Catalogue de Tableaux Anciens Et Modernes Des Écoles Flamande, Hollandaise, Allemande Et Italienne: Provenant de la Célèbre Collection Bettendorf, ... Dont La Vente Aura Lieu Le Jeudi 17 Déce

    Excerpt from Catalogue de Tableaux Anciens Et Modernes des Ecoles Flamande, Hollandaise, Allemande Et Italienne: Provenant de la Celebre Collection Bettendorf, d'Aix-la-Chapelle, Et de Feu M G. Schwenger, de la Meme Ville, Dont la Vente Aura Lieu le Jeudi 17 Decembre 1863 Et Jour Suivant A une Heure Precise, Grand'place, 18 (Salle de Vente de M. Demol), A Bruxelles

    Les tableaux decrits oi - apres, des ecoles italienne, flamande et allemande, ont fait partie de la Galerie bettendorf, l'une des plus considerables, sinon des plus celebres, parmi les collections particulieres exis tantes en Allemagne.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Radical Origins: Early Mormon Converts and Their Colonial Ancestors

    Val D. Rust's Radical Origins investigates whether the unconventional religious beliefs of their colonial ancestors predisposed early Mormon converts to embrace the (radical( message of Joseph Smith Jr. and his new church.

    Utilizing a unique set of meticulously compiled genealogical data, Rust uncovers the ancestors of early church members throughout what we understand as the radical segment of the Protestant Reformation. Coming from backgrounds in the Antinomians, Seekers, Anabaptists, Quakers, and the Family of Love, many colonial ancestors of the church(s early members had been ostracized from their communities. Expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, some were whipped, mutilated, or even hanged for their beliefs.

    Rust shows how family traditions can be passed down through the generations, and can ultimately shape the outlook of future generations. This, he argues, extends the historical role of Mormons by giving their early story significant implications for understanding the larger context of American colonial history. Featuring a provocative thesis and stunning original research, Radical Origins is a remarkable contribution to our understanding of religion in the development of American culture and the field of Mormon history.

  • The Nightinghouls of Paris

    The Nightinghouls of Paris is a thinly fictionalized memoir of the darker side of expatriate life in Paris. Beginning in 1928, the story follows the changes undergone by Canadian youths John Glassco and his friend Graeme Taylor during their (mis)adventures in Paris while trying to become writers. There they meet Robert McAlmon, who guides them through the city's cafes, bistros, and nightclubs, where they find writers and artists including Kay Boyle (with whom Glassco has a fling), Bill Bird, Djuna Barnes, Claude McKay, Hilaire Hiler, Peggy Guggenheim, and Ernest Hemingway.

    Fleeing France in late 1940, Robert McAlmon lost his notebook manuscripts and drafted
    The Nightinghouls of Paris from memory. Till now, it has existed solely as a typescript held by Yale University. Unlike most memoirs of American expatriates in the '20s, The Nightinghouls of Paris centers not only on writers, but also encompasses the racial, national, and social melange they encountered in everyday life.

  • Harrap's Michel Thomas Espagnol Debutant - Methode Audio

    Une methode 100% audio pour apprendre l'espagnol rapidement dans les conditions d'un cours particulier.

    Principe :
    7 CD de plus d'une heure chacun pour acquerir une maitrise fonctionnelle de l'espagnol

    Une methode basee sur la comprehension intelligente de la langue :
    - aucun livre, aucune prise de note : tout l'apprentissage passe par l'ecoute attentive
    - une methode progressive : l'espagnol est aborde par ses similarites avec le francais, et assimile par la comprehension et la repetition
    - un rythme flexible
    - un apprentissage convivial : l'apprentissage se fait en meme temps que deux autres eleves
    - l'essentiel de l'espagnol : regles de grammaire et de conjugaison, vocabulaire courant, prononciation

  • The Militant South: 1800-1861

    Identifies the factors and causes of the South's festering propensity for aggression that contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. This title asserts that the South was dominated by militant white men who resorted to violence in the face of social, personal, or political conflict. It details the consequences of antebellum aggression.

  • Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History

    The stories of vibrant eastern European Jewish communities in the Appalachian coalfields

    Coalfield Jews explores the intersection of two simultaneous historic events: central Appalachia's transformative coal boom (1880s-1920), and the mass migration of eastern European Jews to America. Traveling to southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southwestern Virginia to investigate the coal boom's opportunities, some Jewish immigrants found success as retailers and established numerous small but flourishing Jewish communities.

    Deborah R. Weiner's Coalfield Jews provides the first extended study of Jews in Appalachia, exploring where they settled, how they made their place within a surprisingly receptive dominant culture, how they competed with coal company stores, interacted with their non-Jewish neighbors, and maintained a strong Jewish identity deep in the heart of the Appalachian mountains. To tell this story, Weiner draws on a wide range of primary sources in social, cultural, religious, labor, economic, and regional history. She also includes moving personal statements, from oral histories as well as archival sources, to create a holistic portrayal of Jewish life that will challenge commonly held views of Appalachia as well as the American Jewish experience.

  • Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals

    Have you ever wondered what left behind those prints and tracks on the seashore, or what made those marks or dug those holes in the dunes? Life Traces of the Georgia Coast is an up-close look at these traces of life and the animals and plants that made them. It tells about how the tracemakers lived and how they interacted with their environments. This is a book about ichnology (the study of such traces) and a wonderful way to learn about the behavior of organisms, living and long extinct. Life Traces presents an overview of the traces left by modern animals and plants in this biologically rich region; shows how life traces relate to the environments, natural history, and behaviors of their tracemakers; and applies that knowledge toward a better understanding of the fossilized traces that ancient life left in the geologic record. Augmented by illustrations of traces made by both ancient and modern organisms, the book shows how ancient trace fossils directly relate to modern traces and tracemakers, among them, insects, grasses, crabs, shorebirds, alligators, and sea turtles. The result is an aesthetically appealing and scientifically grounded book that will serve as source both for scientists and for anyone interested in the natural history of the Georgia coast.

  • The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

    Best Food Book of 2014 by The Atlantic

    Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 30s, Simone Cinotto recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the center of the lives of immigrants and their children. From generational conflicts resolved around the family table to a vibrant food-based economy of ethnic producers, importers, and restaurateurs, food was essential to the creation of an Italian American identity. Italian American foods offered not only sustenance but also powerful narratives of community and difference, tradition and innovation as immigrants made their way through a city divided by class conflict, ethnic hostility, and racialized inequalities. Drawing on a vast array of resources including fascinating, rarely explored primary documents and fresh approaches in the study of consumer culture, Cinotto argues that Italian immigrants created a distinctive culture of food as a symbolic response to the needs of immigrant life, from the struggle for personal and group identity to the pursuit of social and economic power. Adding a transnational dimension to the study of Italian American foodways, Cinotto recasts Italian American food culture as an American "invention" resonant with traces of tradition.

  • Victoire sur le désespoir

    Un livre pour guerir. La nuit du 5 septembre 1990, mes deux enfants, Lucie et Sylvain ont ete assassines par leur propre pere. Face a un tel drame, j'aurais pu me donner la mort, mais j'ai choisi la vie. Comme beaucoup de meres, je croyais que jamais je ne pourrais vivre sans eux. Et pourtant

  • Fraternité Gallican

    Le gallicanisme n'est ni une <>, ni une <> bricolee de toutes pieces ni un mouvement royaliste ou autrement politique, mais la volonte de retablir, au sein de l'Eglise de France, l'ecclesiologie de l'ancienne Eglise des Gaules qui accorda le bapteme au roi Clovis au 5e siecle. <> vient de gallicanus, gaulois. L'expression plonge ses racines au temps de la dislocation du royaume Carolingien, au 9e siecle, ou nous trouvons la premiere trace d'un <> en la personne de Hincmar, archeveque de Reims (845-882), se dressant contre les soudaines prerogatives de l'episcopat romain sur le magistere gaulois.

  • L'espagnol en un week-end

    Cette mini methode permet a tous les voyageurs d'apprendre les rudiments de l'espagnol pour pouvoir communiquer lors d'un bref sejour a l'etranger.

    Le vocabulaire essentiel s'apprend par situation, par le biais d'une conversation entre un Francais en voyage et une hispanophone.
    Toutes les situations courantes du voyage sont abordees : saluer, demander des renseignements, passer une commande, donner son avis.

    La methode est composee d'un CD audio et d'un livret; le CD comprend deux parties : l'une pour apprendre les expressions utiles, l'autre pour mettre en pratique ce que l'on a appris.
    Le livret reprend le contenu du CD et propose du vocabulaire complementaire et un lexique. La partie "situation" fournit des outils indispensables pour communiquer dans la vie quotidienne.

  • Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, 1897, Vol. 16 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Bollettino della Societa Geologica Italiana, 1897, Vol. 16

    Baratta dott. Maria. Via Coppelle. Boma. Bargellini prof. Mariano. Empoli. Bassani prof. Cav. Francesco. B. Universita. Napoli.

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  • Morning Dew and Roses: Nuance, Metaphor, and Meaning in Folksongs

    "A major academic work that is also brilliantly, clearly, humanely,
    and poetically written. It can be enjoyed not only by ballad and bawdry
    scholars but by everyone who picks it up." -- Kenneth S. Goldstein,
    University of Pennsylvania, former president of the American Folklore
    Society
    "Toelken's insights . . . are unique. His study broadens and deepens
    scholarly appreciation of how folksong metaphors carry their own semantic
    weight. . . . One of the best expressions of the power of music in folksong
    that I have seen in recent years." -- James Porter, author of The
    Traditional Music of Britain and Ireland
    In this lively exploration of folksongs and their meanings, Barre Toelken
    looks closely at riddle songs and other ambiguous folksongs, as well as
    the various "ballad commonplaces." Ranging through metaphors
    such as weaving, plowing, plucking flowers, and walking in the dew, Toelken
    shows how each contributes to meaning in vernacular song. He includes
    comparisons to German folksongs, medieval poetry, Italian folk lyrics,
    and a wide range of Euro-American vernacular expression.

  • Dictionnaire Des Justices de Paix (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Justices de Paix

    Ainsi ils doivent etre ecrits en francais (l. Du 2 thermi dor an 2 Arrete' du 24 prairial an 1 enoncer le lieu, l'annee et le jour ou ils ont ete passes, indiquer les noms et lieu de residence des fonctionnaires qui les ont recus, etre ecrits en un seul et meme contexte, lisiblement sans abre viation, blanc, lacune ni interligne, contenir les noms pre noms, qualites et demeures des parties enoncer en toutes lettres les sommes et les dates, faire mention que lecture en a ete faite aux parties, qu'elles ont signe ou qu'elles ne savent ou ne peuvent signer etre en effet signes d'elles et des oifi ciers qui procedent (arg. Des art. 13 et 14 de la loi du 25 ruentose an 1 1; de l'art. 70 du Code civil, de l'art. 78 du Code d'lnst.

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  • Talking with the Children of God: Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group

    Grounded in direct, systematic observation by neutral observers, Talking with the Children of God is a unique study of the radical religious movement now known as The Family International. The book draws on extraordinarily candid interviews with the group's leaders and administrative staff. In revealing new information about the organization's history, beliefs, and use of prophecy, Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd offer a highly detailed case study that is both an antidote to sensationalized coverage of the group and a means for understanding the transformational practices of new religious movements in general.

    One of the most controversial groups emerging from the Jesus People movement of the 1960s, the Family originally was known as The Children of God. Under leader David Berg, members proclaimed an apocalyptic "Endtime," shunned secular occupations, lived communally, and adopted unusual sexual practices that led to abuse scandals in the 1970s and 1980s. Following Berg's death in 1994, the organization began to dramatically alter its evangelization efforts and decision-making processes.

    Talking with the Children of God builds a picture of a complex organization with ten thousand core members worldwide, including details on the lives, careers, and responsibilities of the second generation and their efforts to defend their faith. The authors summarize the Family's history and beliefs as well as its controversial past. In particular, they analyze the organization's use of prophecy--or channeled revelations from Jesus and other spiritual beings--for making decisions and setting policy, revealing how this essentially democratic process works and how it shapes Family life and culture.

    These remarkable insights are the result of sixteen years of surveys and field observations conducted in Family member homes in sixteen countries, plus four days of face-to-face interviews with Family leaders and organizational staff. The volume also includes condensed transcripts of the interviews with analysis by Shepherd and Shepherd.

  • Guide de conversation Harrap's - Anglais américain

    Ces guides de conversation haut de gamme sont les compagnons indispensables de tous les voyageurs, pour faciliter le voyage et aller plus loin dans la decouverte des cultures Des supplements audio a telecharger sur le site www.harrap.com Des nouveaux themes tres actuels: l ecologie, voyager avec les enfants,... De nombreuses informations culturelles et une rubrique << ne ratez pas... >> pour ne pas commettre d impair et tout connaitre du pays visite La quadri permet une differenciation des thematiques par couleur

  • Un Ministre Des Modes Sous Louis XVI, Mademoiselle Bertin, Marchande de Modes de la Reigne, 1747-1813 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Un Ministre des Modes Sous Louis XVI, Mademoiselle Bertin, Marchande de Modes de la Reigne, 1747-1813

    Certes, le geste de la Verite chassant la legende de l'histoire est un geste beau et grand, qui plait aux esprits vertueux.

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  • Mémoires de la Société de Physique Et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève, 1875-1876, Vol. 24: Premiére Partie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires de la Societe de Physique Et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve, 1875-1876, Vol. 24: Premiere Partie


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  • The Creation of Jazz: Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America

    This fascinating account of how the racial and cultural dynamics of American cities created the music, life, and business that was jazz is the first comprehensive analysis of the role of jazz in its formative years.

  • Harrap's Slang : Dictionnaire d'argot anglais et américain, Anglais/français, français/anglais


    • Plus de 13 500 mots et expressions

    • Tout l'anglais et l'americain familiers et argotiques

    • De nombreux encadres expliquant l'origine, la signification et l'usage des mots

  • HARRAP'S METHODE D'ANGLAIS LIVRE

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante


  • Good Hearts: Catholic Sisters in Chicago's Past

    Suellen Hoy's Good Hearts describes and analyzes the activities andcontributions of Catholic nuns in Chicago. Beginning with the arrival ofwomen-religious in 1846 and ending with the sisters' social activism inthe 1960s, Good Hearts traces the development and evolution of thesisters' work and ministry that included education, health care, andsocial services. Contrary to conventional portrayals of religious asreclusive and conservative, the nuns in Good Hearts are revealed asdynamic, powerful agents of change. Catholic sisters lived on the edge, serving sick and poor immigrants as well as those racially andreligiously unlike themselves, such as the uneducated black migrantsfrom the South

  • Parler l'hindi en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en Inde.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre le plan de New Delhi, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • Les Trésors de Cornélius a Lapide, Vol. 1: Extraits de Ses Commentaires Sur l'Écriture Sainte a l'Usage Des Prédicateurs Des Communautés Et Des Familles Chrétiennes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Tresors de Cornelius A Lapide, Vol. 1: Extraits de Ses Commentaires sur l'Ecriture Sainte A l'Usage des Predicateurs des Communautes Et des Familles Chretiennes

    Cornelius tournait cependant quelquefois ses regards vers la Belgique; il regrettait de n'avoir pu en arroser le sol de son sang il ambitionnait la couronne du martyre.

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  • Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport

    Acclaimed since its original publication, Coming on Strong has become a much-cited touchstone in scholarship on women and sports. In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it. A new chapter explores the impact of Title IX and how the opportunities and interest in sports it helped create reshaped women's lives even as the legislation itself came under sustained attack.

  • Le Nahuatl: Langue Des Aztèques, Conquérants Du Mexique Précolombien; Grammaire, Vocabulaires, Textes Avec Analyse Et Traduction Interlinéaire (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Nahuatl: Langue des Azteques, Conquerants du Mexique Precolombien; Grammaire, Vocabulaires, d104es Avec Analyse Et Traduction Interlineaire

    Les eloges decernes ainsi au nahuatl, quelque excessifs qu'ils paraissent, sont merites. La grammaire de cette langue est Simple et les formes de la morphologie tres re gulieres. Ce qui est un avantage pour ecrire et parler faci lement une langue, sa seule complexite consiste dans la conjugaison objective et incorporante. Laquelle est frequente en Amerique. Mais c'est assez rarement que le substantif regime est lui-meme incorpore dans le conglomerat verbal, etla regle qui ex1ge qu'on prefixe au verbe le pronom sujet suivi du pronom - regime, quand meme leurs fonctions seraient remplies ailleurs dans la phrase par des substan tifs, co'ntribue singulierement 'a la clarte. Mais ou la richesse du nahuatl se fait sentir. C'est surtout dans la composition il en resulte un vocabulaire capable d'exprimer les idees abstraites et les nuances, sans que cependant il puisse en courir les reproches adresses au polysynthetisme outre de certaines langues americaines, si ce n'est quelquefois dans la formation des noms de villes et de provinces ou la com pression suivie d'aphereses et d'apocopes devient plus grande ailleurs les mots composants sont reconnaissables et souvent a peine deformes. Enfin. Dans sa structure phonetique, par un heureux melange de voyelles et de con sonnes, il a su rester harmonieux. A la difference de quelques - unes des langues voisines du nord. Ce qui facili tait le role civilisateur auquel il etait destine.

    Ce n'est pas seulement en lui - meme et par son passe historique que le nahuatl merite l'attention c'est aussi en raison de l'etat present et de cette langue et du peuple qui le parle. Ce peuple, nous l'avons dit, est encore nombreux. Il comprend la majeure partie des Etats du Mexique Hi dalgo, Morelas, Guer'rero. Tlaxcah, et Puebla, divers pue blos de la vera-cruz, Oaxaca, Chiapa et Tabasco, une grande partie de Sinaloa, quelques tribus de Durango, six curatos de San Luis Pot0si, les cantons 8 et 9 de Jolisco.

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  • Bill Clifton: America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World

    The most atypical of bluegrass artists, Bill Clifton has enjoyed a long career as a recording artist, performer, and champion of old-time music. Bill C. Malone pens the story of Clifton's eclectic life and influential career. Born into a prominent Maryland family, Clifton connected with old-time music as a boy. Clifton made records around earning a Master's degree, fifteen years in the British folk scene, and stints in the Peace Corps and Marines. Yet that was just the beginning. Closely allied with the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Mike Seeger, and others, Clifton altered our very perceptions of the music--organizing one of the first outdoor bluegrass festivals, publishing a book of folk and gospel standards that became a cornerstone of the folk revival, and introducing both traditional and progressive bluegrass around the world. As Malone shows, Clifton clothed the music of working-class people in the vestments of romance, celebrating the log cabin as a refuge from modernism that rang with the timeless music of Appalachia. An entertaining account by an eminent music historian, Bill Clifton clarifies the myths and illuminates the paradoxes of an amazing musical life.

  • Sacred Steel: Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition

    In this book, Robert L. Stone follows the sound of steel guitar into the music-driven Pentecostal worship of two related churches: the House of God and the Church of the Living God. A rare outsider who has gained the trust of members and musicians inside the church, Stone uses nearly two decades of research, interviews, and fieldwork to tell the story of a vibrant musical tradition that straddles sacred and secular contexts. Most often identified with country and western bands, steel guitar is almost unheard of in African American churches--except for the House of God and the Church of the Living God, where it has been part of worship since the 1930s. Sacred Steel traces the tradition through four generations of musicians and in some two hundred churches extending across the country from Florida to California, Michigan to Alabama. Presenting detailed portraits of musical pioneers such as brothers Troman and Willie Eason and contemporary masters such as Chuck Campbell, Glenn Lee, and Robert Randolph, Stone expertly outlines the fundamental tensions between sacred steel musicians and church hierarchy. In this thorough analysis of the tradition, Stone explores the function of the music in church meetings and its effect on the congregations. He also examines recent developments such as the growing number of female performers, the commercial appeal of the music, and younger musicians' controversial move of the music from the church to secular contexts.

  • Immigrants Against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America


    From the 1880s through the 1940s, tens of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants embraced the anarchist cause after arriving on American shores. Kenyon Zimmer explores why these migrants turned to anarchism, and how their adoption of its ideology shaped their identities, experiences, and actions.

    Zimmer focuses on Italians and Eastern European Jews in San Francisco, New York City, and Paterson, New Jersey. Tracing the movement's changing fortunes from the pre-World War I era through the Spanish Civil War, Zimmer argues that anarchists, opposed to both American and Old World nationalism, severed all attachments to their nations of origin but also resisted assimilation into their host society. Their radical cosmopolitan outlook and identity instead embraced diversity and extended solidarity across national, ethnic, and racial divides. Though ultimately unable to withstand the onslaught of Americanism and other nationalisms, the anarchist movement nonetheless provided a shining example of a transnational collective identity delinked from the nation-state and racial hierarchies.

  • Oeuvres de Condillac, Vol. 5: Cours d'Études Pour l'Instruction Du Prince de Parme; La Grammaire (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres de Condillac, Vol. 5: Cours d'Etudes pour l'Instruction du Prince de Parme; La Grammaire

    Revues corrigees parl'auteur, imprimees sur ses manuscrits autographes et augmentees de La langue mas calculs ouvrage posthume.

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  • Say You'll Love Me Again

    Do you know how to keep a secret? 23-year-old piano teacher, Sophie does and it's kept her hidden for the past five years, but now she's gone and broken her golden rule: Never let anyone 'see' you. Jazz, a wild and carefree comedian, does more than 'see' Sophie but that's because your soulmate's the stranger you recognise, right? With the woman she used to be threatening to surface, will Sophie succumb to the pull of passion and risk everything for Jazz, or will she hide from happiness to avoid further intertwining their lives, which might ultimately cause the unravelling of everything? Say You'll Love Me Again is an exciting, flirty book by the best-selling, award-winning author, Kiki Archer, filled with laugh-out-loud moments and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end.

  • Harrap's Guide to Essential Business English : Les mots et expressions clés de l'anglais des affaires, Français/anglais

    12 themes lies au monde des affaires

    • Tous les termes et phrases cles

    • Des exemples concrets et des phrases vivantes

  • L'Orfèvrerie Française aux Xviiie Et Xixe Siècles, 1700-1900 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Orfevrerie Francaise aux Xviiie Et Xixe Siecles, 1700-1900

    Homme de resolution, en effet, d'initiative et de haut ideal, il avait prouve qu'il l'etait.

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  • Life Flows on in Endless Song: Folk Songs and American History

    "Life Flows on in Endless Song" explores American folk songs as a frame for the American experience. Robert V. Wells discusses how folk songs emerged from particular historical circumstances and evolved as they migrated from one region to another. Crafting a thematic map of four centuries of American history, Wells investigates how songs embody shifting attitudes toward the institution of the family, war and religion, work and the labor movement, transportation in America, and slavery and Jim Crow. He also considers modern folk heroes Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie. Featuring a selective discography of key recordings, this book offers an accessible model for using folk songs as a richly evocative reflection of the American past.

  • Traité théorique et pratique du Haschich et autres substances psychiques

    Ce traite sur le haschich n'aborde pas que cette seule drogue, mais l'ensemble des drogues connues a cette epoque. L'auteur explique les drogues et leurs effets dans le cadre de la tradition magique. L'ouvrage est anonyme mais attribue a Ernest BOSC (1837-1913). Il a ecrit a la fin du XIXe siecle et au debut du suivant de nombreux ouvrages consacres a l'esoterisme, a la transmutation des metaux, la magie, la vie astrale, les miroirs magiques, etc. Il a collabore aux divers periodiques crees par Papus comme l'Initiation ou Le Voile d'Isis. Il a ete aussi redacteur en chef du Moniteur des architectes et inspecteur des travaux publics.

  • Guide de conversation Français-Portugais

    - Un guide de poche moderne et complet qui comprend 2 parties:

    1?) un grand nombre de phrases usuelles et d'indications de prononciation, afin que vous puissiez vous exprimer dans les situations les plus courantes a l'etranger (voyage, douane, restaurant, distractions, urgences ...),

    2?) un lexique de 5 000 mots et expressions

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    - Avec une petite grammaire pour developper votre connaissance et votre pratique de la langue.

  • Barns of Illinois

    As a state abounding with broad farmlands, Illinois has depended heavily on its barns. At once imposing and humble, the barns of Illinois are much more than simply a place to store equipment and livestock. As gathering places for friends and family, they have become focal points of local communities, an enduring link between the present day and the traditions of the past. With these iconic structures as our guideposts, we find our way across the open landscape of the geography and history of the Midwest.

    In this magnificent new collection, renowned photographer Larry Kanfer documents the diversity of barns throughout the Prairie State, from weathered, abandoned shelters in the countryside to proudly well-preserved landmarks featured in barn tours and even Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Kanfer presents barns from every angle, inside and out, from a distance and up close, to capture the many reasons why they fascinate, inspire, and reassure.

    With engaging prose, Alaina Kanfer recounts the histories of many of the barns featured, revealing each barn's unique character and tracing its distinctive imprint on the land and on people's lives. While many of the buildings continue to function within family farms for storage and shelter, others have been rescued and restored and put to a wide array of new uses, such as schools and gymnasiums in Kane and Effingham Counties, an animal rescue organization in McLean County, a winery in St. Clair County, and workshops in Sangamon and Union Counties.

    With more than one hundred full color photographs of dozens of barns from across the state, Barns of Illinois presents these proud emblems of the heartland as never before--a unique chronicle of a state and its evolving way of life.

  • Tin Men

    In this exploration of tin men and their creators, the labour folklorist Archie Green links tinsmith artistry to issues of craft education, union traditions, labour history, and social class.

  • Mémoires Militaires Relatifs À La Succession d'Espagne Sous Louis XIV, Vol. 11: Extraits de la Correspondance de la Cour Et Des Généraux Rédigés Au ... Du Lieutenant Général de Vault, Mort En 17

    Excerpt from Memoires Militaires Relatifs a la Succession d'Espagne Sous Louis XIV, Vol. 11: Extraits de la Correspondance de la Cour Et des Generaux Rediges au Depot de la Guerre, de 1763 a 1788, Sous la Direction du Lieutenant General de Vault, Mort en 1790, Et Publies Avec le Concours du Ministre de la Guerre


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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Mormon Passage: A Missionary Chronicle

    This is the first book to present detailed, first-person accounts of the modern Mormon missionary experience. Armed with little more than youthful vigor and firmly held religious convictions, twins Gary and Gordon Shepherd left their home in Salt Lake City in 1964 for two years as missionaries in Mexico. Mormon Passage is one result of that experience, a combination of diaries and field notes kept by the two during their mission and later sociological analyses of their experiences. The brothers' goal is to help readers understand the consequences of the missionary experience for the vitality of Mormon religious life.

  • Encyclopédie de l'Ordre Nouveau - volume 4: Histoire du SOL, de la Milice Française & des mouvements de la Collaboration

    Dictionnaire biographique des cadres des partis de la Collaboration, du SOL, de la Milice Francaise, ainsi que des volontaires francais sous uniforme allemand. 171 portraits sont ici presentes, pour la plupart francais en uniforme allemand, ainsi que de

  • Histoire Du Consulat Et de l'Empire, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire du Consulat Et de l'Empire, Vol. 1

    Nov. 1799. Heureux et victorieux, du moins alors, echappant aux dan gers dela mer comme aux dangers des batailles, etait revenu d'egypte en France d'une maniere presque miraculeuse, et, a sa premiere apparition, le Directoire avait succombe. Tous les partis etaient accourus a sa rencontre, lui demandant l'or dre, la victoire et la paix.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Medical Revolutionaries: The Enslaved Healers of Eighteenth-century Saint Domingue

    'Medical Revolutionaries' highlights how slave healers inspired the Haitian Revolution, toppled the slave system, and led to the loss of France's most productive New World economy.

  • Harrap's guide de conversation français-anglais

    - Un guide de poche moderne et complet qui comprend 2 parties:

    1?) un grand nombre de phrases usuelles et d'indications de prononciation, afin que vous puissiez vous exprimer dans les situations les plus courantes a l'etranger (voyage, douane, restaurant, distractions, urgences ...),

    2?) un lexique de 5 000 mots et expressions

    indispensables au voyageur.

    - Avec une petite grammaire pour developper votre connaissance et votre pratique de la langue.

  • Feminist Technology

    Is there such a thing as a "feminist technology"? If so, what makes a technology feminist? Is it in the design process, in the thing itself, in the way it is marketed, or in the way it is used by women (or by men)?

    In this collection, feminist scholars trained in diverse fields consider these questions by examining a range of products, tools, and technologies that were specifically designed for and marketed to women. Evaluating the claims that such products are liberating for women, the contributors focus on case studies of menstrual-suppressing birth control pills, home pregnancy tests, tampons, breast pumps, Norplant, anti-fertility vaccines, and microbicides. In examining these various products, this volume explores ways of actively intervening to develop better tools for designing, promoting, and evaluating feminist technologies. Recognizing the different needs and desires of women and acknowledging the multiplicity of feminist approaches, Feminist Technology offers a sustained debate on existing and emergent technologies that share the goal of improving women's lives.

    Contributors are Jennifer Aengst, Maia Boswell-Penc, Kate Boyer, Frances Bronet, Shirley Gorenstein, Anita Hardon, Deborah G. Johnson, Linda L. Layne, Deana McDonagh, and Sharra L. Vostral.

  • Aube Lunaire - 1. Rivages d'Argent

    Elendril est une jeune elfe qui grandit dans un village des Rivages d'Argent avec Synthara, une guerisseuse renommee. Elle n'a pas connu ses parents qui sont morts durant la guerre contre les monstrueux orcs noirs, et nourrit depuis toujours l'envie de pr

  • Le Mystère de l'Incarnation (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Mystere de l'Incarnation

    Toutes les ames pourront trouver leur profit dans l'etude de la science et de la grace et des autres perfections de jesus-christ.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Cuban Zarzuela: Performing Race and Gender on Havana's Lyric Stage

    On September 29, 1927, Cuban soprano Rita Montaner walked onto the stage of Havana's Teatro Regina, her features obscured under a mask of blackened glycerin and her body clad in the tight pants, boots, and riding jacket of a coachman. Standing alongside a gilded carriage and a live horse, the blackfaced, cross-dressed actress sang the premiere of Eliseo Grenet's tango-congo, "Ay Mama Ines." The crowd went wild. Montaner's performance cemented "Ay Mama Ines" as one of the classics in the Cuban repertoire, but more importantly, the premiere heralded the birth of the Cuban zarzuela, a new genre of music theater that over the next fifteen years transformed popular entertainment on the island."Cuban Zarzuela: Performing Race and Gender on Havana's Lyric Stage" marks the first comprehensive study of the Cuban zarzuela, a Spanish-language light opera with spoken dialogue that originated in Spain but flourished in Havana during the early twentieth century. Created by musicians and managers to fill a growing demand for family entertainment, the zarzuela evidenced the emerging economic and cultural power of Cuba's white female bourgeoisie to influence the entertainment industry.Susan Thomas explores zarzuela's function as a pedagogical tool, through which composers, librettists, and business managers hoped to control their troupes and audiences by presenting desirable and problematic images of both feminine and masculine identities. Zarzuela was, Thomas explains, 'anti-feminist but pro-feminine, its plots focusing on female protagonists and its musical scores showcasing the female voice'. Focusing on character types such as the mulata, the negrito, and the ingenue, Thomas uncovers the zarzuela's richly textured relationship to social constructs of race, class, and especially gender.

  • The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe

    The importance of the banquet in the late Renaissance is impossible to overlook. Banquets showcased a host's wealth and power, provided an occasion for nobles from distant places to gather together, and even served as a form of political propaganda. But what was it really like to cater to the tastes and habits of high society at the banquets of nobles, royalty, and popes? What did they eat and how did they eat it?

    In The Banquet, Ken Albala covers the transitional period between the heavily spiced and colored cuisine of the Middle Ages and classical French haut cuisine. This development involved increasing use dairy products, a move toward lighter meats such as veal and chicken, increasing identification of national food customs, more sweetness and aromatics, and a refined aesthetic sense, surprisingly in line with the late Renaissance styles found in other arts.

  • Dream Shot: The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship

    In 2008, the men's wheelchair basketball team at the University of Illinois set out to achieve their sport's pinnacle: a college national championship. That lofty goal represented another stage of a journey begun in 1948 when Tim Nugent established the Gizz Kids wheelchair squad. Embedded with the team, Josh Birnbaum took photos that captured the life experiences of people in the Illinois wheelchair basketball program from 2005 through the 2008 championship season. Dream Shot follows the unique lives of the players and coaches on the court and the road, and in quiet moments at home and the classroom. Along the way, Birnbaum provides the definitive story of the 2008 team and the challenges it overcame to capture one of Illinois's record fifteen men's titles. Featuring more than 100 color photographs, Dream Shot memorializes a legendary team alongside the story of the university's dedication to the progress of disability rights.

  • American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

    A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Aside from constituting an oligarchy of prestige and power, it enables the creation of an aristocracy of massive inherited wealth that is accumulating immense political power. In a muckraking tour de force reminiscent of Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, and C. Wright Mills, American Oligarchy demonstrates the way the corrupt culture of the permanent political class extends down to the state and local level. Ron Formisano breaks down the ways this class creates economic inequality and how its own endemic corruption infects our entire society. Formisano delves into the work of not just politicians but lobbyists, consultants, appointed bureaucrats, pollsters, celebrity journalists, behind-the-scenes billionaires, and others. Their shameless pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, often at taxpayer expense, rewards channeling the flow of income and wealth to elites. That inequality in turn has choked off social mobility and made a joke of meritocracy. As Formisano shows, these forces respond to the oligarchy 's power and compete to bask in the presence of the .01 percent. They also exacerbate the dangerous instability of an American democracy divided between extreme wealth and extreme poverty.

  • Parler le bulgare en voyage

    L'ouvrage est structure en deux parties distinctes :La premiere propose :- Un grand nombre de phrases usuelles et d?indications de prononciation,- Des informations sur la culture et les pratiques locales,- Un lexique gastronomique pour decouvrir la cuisine du pays et les principaux plats regionaux.La seconde propose un lexique d?environ 4 000 mots et expressions complete d?une grammaire concise pour maitriser l?essentiel de la langue.En supplement :=> Une petite grammaire recapitulant les points essentiels.=> Les adresses et numeros de telephone utiles a l?etranger.=> Les fetes et jours feries.=> La carte de la capitale du pays

  • Harrap's méthode d'Arabe Livre

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante

  • Tintin au pays des mots, dictionnaire illustré : espagnol-français, français-espagnol


    • 2 300 mots
    • Un traitement classique de chaque mot
    • Les mots et les expressions idiomatiques replaces dans un contexte precis et illustres

  • Dynamique des Marchés Financiers et Gestion de Portefeuille: Une Approche Interdisciplinaire

    L'objet de cet ouvrage est d'etudier la dynamique des marches financiers et la gestion de portefeuille en explorant plusieurs methodes interdisciplinaires.Ceci a permis de cerner de maniere plus rigoureuse les problematiques pratiques liees a la finance des marches. Ainsi, la dynamique des marches financiers a ete etudiee avec des methodes interdisciplinaires afin de justifier l'utilisation d'une gestion de portefeuille dynamique. Dans ce cadre, des methodes de la statistique physique et des methodes inspirees de la biologie ont ete utilisees pour rendre possible une veritable comprehension du comportement du marche boursier marocain. Par ailleurs, l'optimisation de portefeuille a ete effectuee en analysant la structure de correlation des actifs composant un portefeuille par une methode utilisee en physique nucleaire et en utilisant ensuite des methodes heuristiques evolutionnaires a savoir les algorithmes genetiques et l'optimisation par essaims particulaires. Enfin, une nouvelle methode a ete proposee.

  • Chicago River Bridges

    Chicago River Bridgespresents the untold history and development of Chicago's iconic bridges, from the first wood footbridge built by a tavern owner in 1832 to the fantastic marvels of steel, concrete, and machinery of today. It is the story of Chicago as seen through its bridges, for it has been the bridges that proved critical in connecting and reconnecting the people, industry, and neighborhoods of a city that is constantly remaking itself. In this book, author Patrick T. McBriarty shows how generations of Chicagoans built (and rebuilt) the thriving city trisected by the Chicago River and linked by its many crossings. This comprehensive guidebook chronicles more than 175 bridges spanning 55 locations along the Main Channel, South Branch, and North Branch of the Chicago River. With new full-color photography of existing bridges and more than one hundred black and white images of bridges past, the book unearths the rich history of Chicago's downtown bridges from the Michigan Avenue Bridge to the often forgotten bridges that once connected thoroughfares such as Rush, Erie, Taylor, and Polk Streets. Throughout, McBriarty delivers new research into the bridges' architectural designs, engineering innovations, and their impact on Chicagoans' daily lives, explaining how the dominance of the "Chicago-style" bascule drawbridge influenced the style and mechanics of bridges worldwide. Interspersed throughout are the human dramas that played out on and around the bridges, such as the floods of 1849 and 1992, the cattle crossing collapse of the Rush Street Bridge, or Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci's Michigan Avenue Bridge jump. A confluence of Chicago history, urban design, and engineering lore, Chicago River Bridges illustrates Chicago's significant contribution to drawbridge innovation and the city's emergence as the drawbridge capital of the world.

  • M.D.F - Mars Défense Force

    Format poche Lorsqu'apres des annees de flash-back et de cauchemars retrospectifs, le puzzle se forme enfin, la memoire lui revient. Il se rememore un pan entier de sa vie, une autre vie, dans un autre temps. Une vie de soldat au-dela de la Terre, sur une planete rouge. Korey Hall etait capitaine US Marine affecte a la Force de Defense de Mars. Combien d'autres ames etaient-elles encore ainsi manipulees par un gouvernement de l'ombre

  • LE CHEVALIER QUI VOULAIT AIMER

    Comment vivre heureux ? Comment reussir sa vie ? Le bonheur n'est pas affaire de quete. Il est affaire de postures. Celui qui veut etre heureux, celui qui veut reussir sa vie, doit decouvrir ces postures. Il doit les vivre. Un peu a la maniere d'un chevalier, ce heros des temps modernes et passes. Un chevalier qui voulait aimer. Le chevalier qui voulait aimer est un manuel dans lequel l'auteur partage les 101 postures a mettre en

  • The Sound of the Dove: Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches

    In The Sound of the Dove, Beverly Bush Patterson explores one of the oldest traditions of American religious folksong: unaccompanied congregational singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist churches. Using interviews, field observations, historical research, song transcriptions, and musical analysis, Patterson explores the dynamic relationship between singing and theology in these churches, the genesis of their musical practices, and the unexpectedly significant role of women in their conservative congregations. An hour-long audio recording of Primitive Baptist singing is available separately.

  • Ancient Records of Egypt: The Twentieth Through the Twenty-Sixth Dynasties

    With volume 4 of Ancient Records of Egypt, James Henry Breasted brings us to the end of the self-governed era of ancient Egyptian civilization. Chief among the documents contained in this volume are the inscriptions from the Medinet Habu Temple, one of the most completely preserved temples of Egypt, and the great Papyrus Harris, the largest (133 feet long) and most sumptuous papyrus extant, 95 percent of which Breasted was the first to study closely. Together these documents present a detailed record of the reign and benefactions of Ramesses III, whose reign lasted more than thirty years.

    Volume 4 includes intriguing records of the harem conspiracy and legal documents that indicate the extent of robberies of royal tombs. Records of the Nile levels at Karnak provide important chronological landmarks, while the Stela of Piye (Piankhi), which documents the Nubian kingdom already in existence as a full-fledged power, provides information on the internal political climate of Egypt during a time when no aggressive monarch controlled the whole country. Breasted also notes where these ancient Egyptian records intersect with accounts of the same events from other sources, such as the mutiny of Psamtik I's troops as inscribed on the alabaster statue of Nesuhor and as narrated by Herodotus.

    In effect, Ancient Records of Egypt offers a valuable dual record. On the one hand, Breasted presents the events and personages of ancient Egypt as recorded in the documents. On the other hand, he presents a history of the documents themselves. Fragmentary or partially destroyed, carved on temple and tomb walls or written on fragile scrolls of leather or papyrus, even inscribed on the coffins and temple linens of the royal and priestly mummy wrappings, these records offer an irreplaceable primary source on a fascinating civilization.

  • The Late Great Johnny Ace and the Transition from R&B to Rock 'N' Roll

    If Elvis Presley was a white man who sang in a predominantly black style, Johnny Ace was a black man who sang in a predominantly white one. This title presents a treatment of this influential performer taking the reader to Beale Street in Memphis and to Houston's Fourth Ward, both vibrant black communities where the music never stopped.

  • Harrap's Parler le portugais en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur au Portugal.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre le plan de Lisbonne, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • More Wives Than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840-1910

    More Wives Than One offers an in-depth look at the long-term interaction between belief and the practice of polygamy, or plural marriage, among the Latter-day Saints. Focusing on the small community of Manti, Utah, Kathryn M. Daynes provides an intimate view of how Mormon doctrine and Utah laws on marriage and divorce were applied in people's lives.

  • Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman

    In 1930, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History commissioned sculptor Malvina Hoffman to produce three-dimensional models of racial types for an anthropology display called the Races of Mankind. In this exceptional study, Marianne Kinkel measures the colossal impact of the ninety-one bronze and stone sculptures on perceptions of race in twentieth-century visual culture, tracing their exhibition from their 1933 debut and nearly four decades at the Field Museum to numerous reuses, repackagings, reproductions, and publications that reached across the world.

    Employing a keen interdisciplinary approach, Kinkel taps archival sources and period publications to construct a cultural biography of the Races of Mankind sculptures. She examines how Hoffman's collaborations with curators and anthropologists transformed the commission from a traditional physical anthropology display to a fine art exhibit. She also tracks influential exhibitions of statuettes in New York and Paris and photographic reproductions in atlases, maps, and encyclopedias. The volume concludes with the dismantling of the exhibit at the Field Museum in the late 1960s and the redeployment of some of the sculptures in new educational settings.

    Kinkel demonstrates how the Races of Mankind sculptures participated in various racial paradigms by asserting fixed racial types and racial hierarchies in the 1930s, promoting the notion of a Brotherhood of Man in the 1940s, and engaging Afrocentric discourses of identity in the 1970s. Despite the enormous role the sculptures played in representing race in American visual culture, their history has been largely unrecognized until now. The first sustained examination of this influential group of sculptures, Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman examines how the veracity of race is continually renegotiated through collaborative processes involved in the production, display, and circulation of visual representations.

  • Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: Theory, Interpretation, Pedagogy

    Ecofeminist Literary Criticism is the first collection of its
    kind: a diverse anthology that explores both how ecofeminism can enrich
    literary criticism and how literary criticism can contribute to ecofeminist
    theory and activism.
    Ecofeminism is a practical movement for social change that discerns interconnections
    among all forms of oppression: the exploitation of nature, the oppression
    of women, class exploitation, racism, colonialism. Against binary divisions
    such as self/other, culture/nature, man/woman, humans/animals, and white/non-white,
    ecofeminist theory asserts that human identity is shaped by more fluid
    relationships and by an acknowledgment of both connection and difference.
    Once considered the province of philosophy and women's studies, ecofeminism
    in recent years has been incorporated into a broader spectrum of academic
    discourse. Ecofeminist Literary Criticism assembles some of the
    most insightful advocates of this perspective to illuminate ecofeminism
    as a valuable component of literary criticism.

  • No Boundaries: University of Illinois Vignettes

    Like any great university, the University of Illinois owes its prominence to the excellence of its faculty. In Lillian Hoddeson's No Boundaries, twenty-three scholars provide easily accessible vignettes about University of Illinois faculty who have made major contributions to their fields, to knowledge, and to the world.

    Here are many of the most inspiring--and often most amusing--people whose work elevated the University of Illinois into a world leader in a variety of areas. Their lives demonstrate again and again that the work of the University takes place as much away from campus as on it: Oscar Lewis's pioneering studies of poverty in Mexico, for example, Ralph Grim's geological work in Africa, and Nathan Newmark's architectural work in Mexico City. Here also are insights into the remarkable careers of classicist William Oldfather, chemist Roger Adams, the amazing double Nobel Prize-winning physicist John Bardeen, and accounts of Katharine Sharp's work that made the University of Illinois Library into a national treasure. Also included are the legendary contributions of the University of Illinois to computer science, biochemistry, history, literary study, and electronic music.

  • Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music

    He is known as "El Rey" - the king - and has come to epitomize the Latin experience in music, not just to Latinos throughout the United States and Latin America but to a worldwide audience of all backgrounds. "Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music" is the first in-depth historical, musical, and cultural look at the career and the influence of this giant of Latin music. In this seminal work, Steven Loza brings the man and his music vividly to life through exclusive interviews with Puente and a number of his close associates, including Hilton Ruiz, Ray Santos, Jerry Gonzlez, Poncho Sanchez, and Joe Conzo, as well as music journalist Max Salazar and former DJ/producer Chico Sesma. Loza shows how Puente's music evolved in tandem with the crystallization of Latin music into its current compelling mix of Afro-Cuban music, salsa, and Latin jazz. Tracing Puente's innovations as a drummer and a bandleader, Loza defines his influence over the course of half a century on Latin music as well as on other musicians and musical genres. Loza also delineates the social and cultural history of Latin music, exploring questions of nationalism and ethnic expression, the play between musical creation and commercial competition, and the politics of so-called multiculturalism as they bear on Latin music and musicians. The book includes detailed musical analyses and a discography of more than a hundred recordings. Celebrating a dynamic performer and a genre that is deeply rooted in America's rich ethnic diversity, "Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music" traces a significant current in twentieth-century culture and reveals all the vibrancy and color of a consummate artist's life, work, and world.

  • Harrap's Parler le brésilien en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur au Bresil.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Un plan de Rio de Janeiro et des informations pratiques et culturelles completent cet ouvrage.

  • Moving Beyond Borders: Julian Samora and the Establishment of Latino Studies

    This book examines the life and accomplishments of Julian Samora, the first Mexican American sociologist in the United States and the founding father of the discipline of Latino studies. Detailing his distinguished career at the University of Notre Dame from 1959 to 1984, the book documents the history of the Mexican American Graduate Studies program that Samora established at Notre Dame and traces his influence on the evolution of border studies, Chicano studies, and Mexican American studies.

  • The Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing: And Other Songs Cowboys Sing

    "One of the finest works to come out in recent years on cowboy songs,
    in addition to being the first good collection of the cowboy's bawdy material.
    . . . A must for anyone who is a student of cowboy music--or anyone who
    just likes the sound of dirty subject matter rhyming." -- Hal Cannon,
    Journal of Country Music
    "A brave and honest step toward increasing our understanding of
    what cowboys really sing." -- Bob Bovee, Old Time Herald
    "A thorough piece of scholarship and collectanea and a valuable,
    welcome addition to cowboy song literature." -- Keith Cunningham,
    Mid-America Folklore
    "Logsdon has written the book with a scholar's attention to detail.
    But what shows through the scholarship is the collector's enthusiasm for
    the material. . . . A superb job in a difficult area." -- Angus Kress
    Gillespie, Journal of American History
    "A major contribution to the folklore and popular culture, history,
    and social psychology of American cowboy culture." -- Kenneth S.
    Goldstein, former president, American Folklore Society

  • Précis Théorique Et Pratique de l'Art Des Accouchements (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Precis Theorique Et Pratique de l'Art des Accouchements

    Pour bien apprecier la serie des actes physiologiques qui se passent dans les ovaires au moment de la conception, il faut connaitre exactement les vesicules ovariennes et l'oeuf qu'elles contiennent, leur mode de dehiscence et de cicatrisation, le flux menstruel et l'etat concomitant de l'uterus.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France

    In contrast to its brutal seizure of the Balkans, the Italian Army's 1940-1943 relatively mild occupation of the French Riviera and nearby alpine regions bred the myth of the Italian brava gente, or good fellow, an agreeable occupier who abstained from the savage wartime behaviors so common across Europe. Employing a multi-tiered approach, Emanuele Sica examines the simultaneously conflicting and symbiotic relationship between the French population and Italian soldiers. At the grassroots level, Sica asserts that the cultural proximity between the soldiers and the local population, one-quarter of which was Italian, smoothed the sharp angles of miscommunication and cultural faux-pas at a time of great uncertainty. At the same time, it encouraged a laxness in discipline that manifested as fraternization and black marketeering. Sica's examination of political tensions highlights how French prefects and mayors fought to keep the tatters of sovereignty in the face of military occupation. In addition, he reveals the tense relationship between Fascist civilian authorities eager to fulfil imperial dreams of annexation and army leaders desperate to prevent any action that might provoke French insurrection. Finally, he completes the tableau with detailed accounts of how food shortages and French Resistance attacks brought sterner Italian methods, why the Fascists' attempted "Italianization" of the French border city of Menton failed, and the ways the occupation zone became an unlikely haven for Jews.

  • Heinrich Heine's Gesammelte Werke, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Heinrich Heine's Gesammelte Werke, Vol. 4

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    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • I, Cyborg

    Now available for the first time in America, I, Cyborg is the story of Kevin Warwick, the cybernetic pioneer advancing science by upgrading his own body.

    Warwick, the world's leading expert in cybernetics, explains how he has deliberately crossed over a perilous threshold to take the first practical steps toward becoming a cyborg--part human, part machine--using himself as a guinea pig and undergoing surgery to receive technological implants connected to his central nervous system.

    Believing that machines with intelligence far beyond that of humans will eventually make the important decisions, Warwick investigates whether we can avoid obsolescence by using technology to improve on our comparatively limited capabilities. Warwick also discusses the implications for human relationships, and his wife's participation in the experiments.

    Beyond the autobiography of a scientist who became, in part, a machine, I, Cyborg is also a story of courage, devotion, and endeavor that split apart personal lives. The results of these amazing experiments have far-reaching implications not only for e-medicine, extra-sensory input, increased memory and knowledge, and even telepathy, but for the future of humanity as well.

  • The Edge of Change: Women in the Twenty-First-Century Press

    In this book, the nation's leading female newspaper journalists, editors, and executives provide critical perspectives on the challenges women face in today's news organizations, such as connecting with diverse audiences, maintaining credibility, negotiating media consolidation and corporate pressures, and overcoming the persistent barriers to professional advancement.

  • RÉVEILLE LA BEDOUINE EN TOI

    Je m'appelle Habiba et j'ai 29 ans. Je suis designer, entrepreneure, fondatrice de la marque innovante BEDOUINE, et auteure. Il y a quelques annees, j'ai decouvert un secret et je viens ici te le partager, afin que toi aussi tu puisses en profiter et operer un changement dans ta vie, progresser, et donner le meilleur de toi-meme. Aimerais-tu etre une femme epanouie qui illumine son foyer? Ce livre ne se lit pas, il se vit. Tu auras surement l'impression qu'une amie bienveillante te parle et te coache en te racontant par moment son histoire, ses defaites, les lecons qu'elle en a tirees, son vecu, ses experiences. . . A chaque fois que tu le reliras, ce ne sera pas le livre qui aura change, mais bien toi. . .

  • Pots of Promise: Mexicans and Pottery at Hull-House, 1920-40

    Exploring the untold stories of Hull-House arts programs in the 1920s and 1930s and the pottery program at the commercial Hull-House Kilns, Pots of Promise also addresses the story of Mexicans in Chicago and the history of Hull-House in the years when Jane Addams increasingly turned her attention beyond the settlement house she had co-founded.

    This book is the first on the Hull-House Kilns; it examines Mexicans in the Hull-House colonia, Chicago's largest Mexican settlement. Pots of Promise includes 131 color and black-and-white photographs, many of them previously unpublished, and four essays: "Bringing Art to Life: The Practice of Art at Hull-House" by Peggy Glowacki; "Incorporating Reform and Religion: Mexican Immigrants, Hull-House, and the Church" by David A. Badillo; "Shaping Clay, Shaping Lives: The Hull-House Kilns" by Cheryl R. Ganz; and "Forging a Mexican National Identity in Chicago: Mexican Migrants and Hull-House" by Rick A. Lopez.

  • Histoire Générale, Civile Et Religieuse de la Cité Des Carnutes, Et Du Pays Chartrain, Vulgairement Appelé La Beauce, Vol. 1: Depuis La Première ... Époque de la Dernière Scisson de Notre T

    Excerpt from Histoire Generale, Civile Et Religieuse de la Cite des Carnutes, Et du Pays Chartrain, Vulgairement Appele la Beauce, Vol. 1: Depuis la Premiere Migration des Gaulois Jusqu'a l'Annee de Jesus-Christ 1697, Epoque de la Derniere Scisson de Notre Territoire par l'Etablissement du Diocese de Blois

    Mais restez sur le sol particulier ou vous avez pris naissance jetez les yeux sur les sites le cours des eaux les productions de la terre maternelle voyez ce toit tutelaire qui a protege votre enfance votre coeur palpite les affections les plus vives les plus agreables saisissent votre ame un lien invisible vous attache.

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  • Harrap's Mini : Espagnol/français, français/espagnol

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    Voyageurs et debutants, cette nouvelle edition est faite pour vous. Elle couvre l'essentiel de l'espagnol usuel.

    • 42 000 mots et expressions

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  • The World's Columbian Exposition: The Chicago World's Fair of 1893

    This exceptional chronicle takes readers on a visual tour of the glittering white city that emerged along the swampy south shore of Lake Michigan as a symbol of Chicago's rebirth and pride twenty-two years after the Great Fire

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  • Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era

    No issue so possessed the nation in the first half of the 1950s as alleged Communist subversion in the United States. Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era--until he recanted his testimony. His story illuminates a disturbing time in American history, one with renewed relevance today.

    Matusow was easily the most flamboyant of the "professional" ex-Communists, a celebrity informer who considered himself "booked" by Congressional committees not just to testify, but to entertain. He testified that Communists fostered loose sex, taught politicized Mother Goose rhymes to small children, and tried to infiltrate the Boy Scouts. He also named more than 200 people as Communists and was a prosecution witness in major criminal cases.

    Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald D. Cohen draw on FBI records, court transcripts, personal interviews, private papers, and other primary sources, most never before utilized, to describe the unusual role of ex-Communist informer-witnesses during the McCarthy era. The Justice Department kept several dozen political informers on the government's payroll to testify in hundreds of deportation, sedition, and contempt of Congress cases. Some informers achieved celebrity as the result of high-profile appearances at criminal trials and before Congressional committees. But as the era continued, instances of perjury began to appear.

    Harvey Matusow's sensational recantation in 1955 gave him his biggest audience yet. It led to the dissolution of the Justice Department's informer stable and ended the public's infatuation with the group.

    Matusow's unrepentant and at times vaudevillian appearances before the Senate red-hunting committee investigating his recantation, followed by his prosecution for perjury--for the recantation, not his original testimony--and prison sentence, mark the climax of Deadly Farce.

    Matusow's career, during which he came to know Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, Pat McCarran, and Elizabeth Bentley, among many others, offers an inside, entertaining, and closely documented view of a largely untold part of McCarthy-era history. The columnist Murray Kempton described Matusow as a "truly remarkable witness in the opera bouffe sense demanded by inquisitions of the 1950s."

  • Heartland Excursions: Ethnomusicological Reflections on Schools of Music

    In Heartland Excursions, one of today's foremost ethnomusicologists takes the reader along for a delightful, wide-ranging tour of his workplace. Bruno Nettl provides an insightful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, always pithy ethnography of midwestern university schools of music from a different perspective in each of four chapters, alternating among three distinct voices: the longtime professor, the "native informant," and the outside observer, an "ethnomusicologist from Mars."
    If you've ever been to a concert or been connected to a university witha school of music, you ll discover yourself--or someone you know--in these pages.

  • The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe

    The importance of the banquet in the late Renaissance is impossible to overlook. Banquets showcased a host's wealth and power, provided an occasion for nobles from distant places to gather together, and even served as a form of political propaganda. But what was it really like to cater to the tastes and habits of high society at the banquets of nobles, royalty, and popes? What did they eat and how did they eat it?

    In The Banquet, Ken Albala covers the transitional period between the heavily spiced and colored cuisine of the Middle Ages and classical French haut cuisine. This development involved increasing use dairy products, a move toward lighter meats such as veal and chicken, increasing identification of national food customs, more sweetness and aromatics, and a refined aesthetic sense, surprisingly in line with the late Renaissance styles found in other arts.

  • Medals and Plaquettes in the Ulrich Middeldorf Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum: 15th to 20th Centuries

    Spanning six centuries and seven countries, the Middeldorf Collection -- assembled by the late eminent art historian Ulrich Middeldorf -- provides an extraordinary overview of major personalities and of political, social, cultural, and religious events as depicted in more than 350 medals and plaquettes. Illustrated in full color and accompanied by extensive documentation are commemorations of kings, queens, emperors, poets, composers, physicians, artists, inventors, popes, cardinals, and bishops. Papal annual and jubilee medals and delightful French reliefs from the Belle Epoque complement medals from the eras of Louis XIV and XV, Napoleon, and the Risorgimento. Highlights of the collection are Italian medals from the 17th century and later -- periods that until recently have received little scholarly attention.

  • NFL Football: A History of America's New National Pastime

    This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the reader an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl's transformation into a mid-winter spectacle. Crepeau also delves into the league's masterful exploitation of media from radio to the internet, its ability to get taxpayers to subsidize team stadiums, and its success in delivering an outlet for experiencing vicarious violence to a public uneasy over the changing rules of masculinity.

    Probing and learned, NFL Football tells an epic American success story peopled by larger-than-life figures and driven by ambition, money, sweat, and dizzying social and technological changes.

  • Harrap's Parler l'anglais en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en pays anglophone.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre le plan de la capitale, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • Pedro Almodovar

    Offering a commentary on Pedro Almodovar, who has become a preeminent force in modern cinema and by far the best known Spanish filmmaker among English-speaking audiences, this work follows Almodovar's career chronologically and understands the films' increasing complexity in terms of the director's central themes."

  • The Accordian in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

    An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. Imported from Europe into the Americas, the accordion with its distinctive sound became a part of the aural landscape for millions of people but proved to be divisive: while the accordion formed an integral part of working-class musical expression, bourgeois commentators often derided it as vulgar and tasteless. This rich collection considers the accordion and its myriad forms, from the concertina, button accordion, and piano accordion familiar in European and North American music to the exotic-sounding South American bandoneon and the sanfoninha. Capturing the instrument's spread and adaptation to many different cultures in North and South America, contributors illuminate how the accordion factored into power struggles over aesthetic values between elites and working-class people who often were members of immigrant and/or marginalized ethnic communities. Specific histories and cultural contexts discussed include the accordion in Brazil, Argentine tango, accordion traditions in Colombia, cross-border accordion culture between Mexico and Texas, Cajun and Creole identity, working-class culture near Lake Superior, the virtuoso Italian-American and Klezmer accordions, Native American dance music, and American avant-garde. Contributors are Maria Susana Azzi, Egberto Bermudez, Mark DeWitt, Joshua Horowitz, Sydney Hutchinson, Marion Jacobson, James P. Leary, Megwen Loveless, Richard March, Cathy Ragland, Helena Simonett, Jared Snyder, Janet L. Sturman, and Christine F. Zinni.

  • The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln's excruciating, yet highly productive, midlife crisis; his woeful marriage to a dishonest woman who often embarrassed and sometimes physically abused him; his intense estrangement from a shiftless father; his streak of cruelty; his explosive temper; and his aversion to women are among the topics covered by Michael Burlingame in The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Based primarily on long-neglected manuscript and newspaper sources - especially on reminiscences of people who knew Lincoln - this psychobiography casts new light on the emotional origins of Lincoln's deep hatred of slavery, on his transformation from a party hack to a statesman, on his relations with his family, on the causes of his depressions, and on the roots of his ambition. Burlingame uses a blend of Freudian and Jungian theory to interpret the psyche of the sixteenth president.

  • Synergicity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City

    SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City proposes a new and invigorating vision of urbanism, architectural design, and urban revitalization in twenty-first-century America. Culling transformative ideas from the realms of historic preservation, sustainability, ecological urbanism, and the innovation economy, Paul Hardin Kapp and Paul J. Armstrong present a holistic vision for restoring industrial cities suffering from population decline back into stimulating and productive places to live and work. With a particular emphasis on the Rust Belt of the American Midwest, SynergiCity argues that cities such as Detroit, St. Louis, and Peoria must redefine themselves to be globally competitive. This revitalization is possible through environmentally and economically sustainable restoration of industrial areas and warehouse districts for commercial, research, light industrial, and residential uses. The volume's expert researchers, urban planners, and architects draw on the redevelopment successes of other major cities--such as the American Tobacco District in Durham, North Carolina, and the Milwaukee River Greenway--to set guidelines and goals for reinventing and revitalizing the postindustrial landscape. Contributors are Paul J. Armstrong, Donald K. Carter, Lynne M. Dearborn, Norman W. Garrick, Mark L. Gillem, Robert Greenstreet, Craig Harlan Hullinger, Paul Hardin Kapp, Ray Lees, Emil Malizia, John O. Norquist, Christine Scott Thomson, and James H. Wasley.

  • LA REHABILITATION DE L'HOMME-ESPRIT

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  • l'âge de cristal : guide pour une dystopie

    presentation des episodes de la serie L'age de cristal, du film, des BD et des romans, le tout precede d'un article sur les utopies et les dystopies, illustre d'exemples tires de The Giver, Divergent, 1984, Code 46, Equilibrium, The Handmaid's Tale, The Tripods, Sliders, Star Trek, L'Utopie, Alphaville, Brave New World, The Man Who Japed, L'ordinateur qui semait le desordre, Anthem, Animal Farm, Horologiom...

  • Oeuvres Complètes de Charles Péguy, 1873-1914: Oeuvres de Prose; Notre Jeunesse; Victor-Marie, Comte Hugo (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres Completes de Charles Peguy, 1873-1914: Oeuvres de Prose; Notre Jeunesse; Victor-Marie, Comte Hugo

    Notre Patrie. Courrier de Russie. Les suppliants paralleles. Louis de Gonzague.

    Tom: III introduction par henri bergson De la situation faite a l'histoire et a la sociologie... - 'de la situation faite au parti intellectuel devant les accidents de la gloire temporelle.

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  • Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies

    A new and revised edition of the seminal tome Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies. A collection of essays, interviews and artwork by a host of talents exploring the weird fields of folk horror, urban wyrd and other strange edges. Contributors include Robin Hardy, Ronald Hutton, Alan Lee, Philip Pullman, Thomas Ligotti, Kim Newman, Adam Scovell, Gary Lachman, Susan Cooper and a whole host of other intriguing and vastly talented souls.An indispensable companion for all explorers of the strange cinematic, televisual, literary and folkloric realms.This edition contains numerous extra interviews and essays as well as updating some information and presented with improved design.100% of all sales profits of this book are charitably donated at quarterly intervals to The Wildlife Trusts.

  • Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

    The all-embracing, "whaddya got?" nature of rebellion in Fifties America included pop music's unlikely challenge to entrenched notions of masculinity. Within that upheaval, four prominent artists dared to behave in ways that let the public assume--but not see--their queerness. That these artists cultivated ambiguous sexual personas often reflected an understandable fear, but also a struggle to fulfill personal and professional expectations.Vincent L. Stephens confronts notions of the closet--both coming out and staying in--by analyzing the careers of Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Johnnie Ray, and Little Richard. Appealing to audiences hungry for novelty and exoticism, the four pop icons used performance and queering techniques that ran the gamut. Liberace's flamboyance shared a spectrum with Mathis's intimate sensitivity while Ray's overwrought displays as "Mr. Emotion" seemed worlds apart from Little Richard's raise-the-roof joyousness. As Stephens shows, the quartet not only thrived in an era of gray flannel manhood, they pioneered the ways generations of later musicians would consciously adopt sexual mystery as an appealing and proven route to success.

  • La fessée

    William Gore est un brillant psychiatre, il passe le reste de son temps a draguer les filles avec un don toujours desinvolte et ampoule pour seduire, fesser et etre fesse. Cette vie de coureur de jupons cesse lorsque soudain il croit trouver la femme de sa vie qui le repousse finalement apres un jeu de fessee. Largue pour la premiere fois, il doute et ne comprend pas ce rejet. Un thriller psychologique avec des fessees provoquant le desir et le plaisir sur ce sujet tabou.

  • Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

    Born into folk music's first family, Peggy Seeger has blazed her own trail artistically and personally. Jean Freedman draws on a wealth of research and conversations with Seeger to tell the life story of one of music's most charismatic performers and tireless advocates. Here is the story of Seeger's multifaceted career, from her youth to her pivotal role in the American and British folk revivals, from her instrumental virtuosity to her tireless work on behalf of environmental and feminist causes, from wry reflections on the U.K. folk scene to decades as a songwriter. Freedman also delves into Seeger's fruitful partnership with Ewan MacColl and a multitude of contributions which include creating the renowned Festivals of Fools, founding Blackthorne Records, masterminding the legendary Radio Ballads documentaries, and mentoring performers in the often-fraught atmosphere of The Critics Group. Bracingly candid and as passionate as its subject, Peggy Seeger is the first book-length biography of a life set to music.

  • The Bluegrass Reader

    In The Bluegrass Reader, Thomas Goldsmith joins his insights as a journalist with a lifetime of experience in bluegrass to capture the full story of this beloved American music. Inspired by the question "What articles about bluegrass would you want to have with you on a desert island?" he assembled a delicious, fun-to-read collection that brings together a wide range of the very best in bluegrass writing.
    Goldsmith's substantial introduction describes and traces the development of the music from its origins in Anglo-American folk tradition, overlaid with African American influences, to the breakout popularity of Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss, and the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. He introduces each selection offering a wealth of additional information, making The Bluegrass Reader both enjoyable and invaluable for new fans of the music as well as for its lifetime devotees.

  • The Brothers Grimm and Folktale

    "Some of the best folklore and Grimm scholars from Europe and the U.S. combined to
    give an excellent overview of the scholarly research and current critical thought regarding
    Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm and their hugely popular Grimm's Fairy Tales. . . . The
    book is directed to the general educated public and is very readable." -- Choice

  • HARRAP'S METHODE ESPAGNOL LIVRE + 2 CD

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  • Code de Procédure Civile de la Province de Québec, Revu Et MIS Au Courant de la Législation Jusqu'au 14 Février, 1920: Comprenant La Loi Relative À ... V, C. 79), Les Règles de Pratique En Vigueur

    Excerpt from Code de Procedure Civile de la Province de Quebec, Revu Et Mis au Courant de la Legislation Jusqu'au 14 Fevrier, 1920: Comprenant la Loi Relative a l'Organisation des Tribunaux dans la Province (10 Geo. V, C. 79), Les Regles de Pratique en Vigueur dans les Cours Provinciales Et une Table Alphabetique Et Analytique des Matieres

    Attendu de plus qu'il est a propos de statuer que les disposi tions se rapportant a Code de procedure civile, adoptees pen dant la presente session, soient incorporees dans le dit projet.

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  • Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession

    Providing hard data for trends that many perceive only vaguely and some deny altogether, Designing for Diversity reveals a profession rife with gender and racial discrimination and examines the aspects of architectural practice that hinder or support the full participation of women and persons of color.
    Drawing on interviews and surveys of hundreds of architects, Kathryn H. Anthony outlines some of the forms of discrimination that recur most frequently in architecture: being offered added responsibility without a commensurate rise in position, salary, or credit; not being allowed to engage in client contact, field experience, or construction supervision; and being confined to certain kinds of positions, typically interior design for women, government work for African Americans, and computer-aided design for Asian American architects.

    Anthony discusses the profession's attitude toward flexible schedules, part-time contracts, and the demands of family and identifies strategies that have helped underrepresented individuals advance in the profession, especially establishing a strong relationship with a mentor. She also observes a strong tendency for underrepresented architects to leave mainstream practice, either establishing their own firms, going into government or corporate work, or abandoning the field altogether.

    Given the traditional mismatch between diverse consumers and predominantly white male producers of the built environment, plus the shifting population balance toward communities of color, Anthony contends that the architectural profession staves off true diversity at its own peril. Designing for Diversity argues convincingly that improving the climate for nontraditional architects will do much to strengthen architecture as a profession. Practicing architects, managers of firms, and educators will learn how to create conditions more welcoming to a diversity of users as well as designers of the built environment.

  • Harrap's Dictionnaire Mini Plus Anglais

    Le plus complet des dictionnaires Mini Plus : 45 000 mots et expressions, 60 000 traductions, tout le vocabulaire courant et specialise actuel, la prononciation de tous les mots, de nombreux exemples d'emploi, les variantes americaines, les verbes irreguliers. En supplement : un guide de conversation avec toutes les expressions utiles.

  • Pots of Promise: Mexicans and Pottery at Hull-House, 1920-40

    Historical catalog and essays reveal the story of the Mexican artisans of Hull House and the history of the kilns and pottery.

  • Picture Personalities: The Emergence of the Star System in America

    Moving pictures existed for over a decade before anything resembling a star system appeared. Then, within the space of a very few years, American cinema went from being completely devoid of stars to being completely dependent on them. Picture Personalities is an invaluable account of this crucial development in cinema and modern culture.

    Conventional wisdom attributes the rise of the star system to the charisma of individual performers or to the public's desire to idolize an appealing star. In Picture Personalities, Richard deCordova argues that the fledgling movie industry and the press conspired to develop the star system, along with a system of discourse to support it.

    How actors became stars and how they began to assume public identities distinct from their fictional roles was closely tied to the journalistic discourse of the period, produced by the trade press, newspapers, general periodicals, fan magazines, publicity stills, posters, and other material. DeCordova shows how the studios worked to fabricate moral images of the stars' marriages and personal lives and how a series of star scandals in the 1920s challenged those images and brought about changes in the conventions of representing stars. A new foreword by Corey K. Creekmur enhances this first paperback edition.

  • The Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives

    The Stonemans is an eye-opening slice of Americana---a trip through nearly twenty years of country music history following a single family from their native Blue Ridge Mountains to the slums of Washington, D.C., and the glitter of Nashville. As early as 1924 Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman realized the potential of what is now known as country music, and he tried to carve a career from it. Successful as a recording artist from 1925 through 1929, Stoneman foundered during the Great Depression. He, his wife, and their nine children went to Washington in 1932, struggling through a decade of hardship and working to revive the musical career Pop still believed in. The Stoneman Family won the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year Award in 1967. After Pop's death a year later, some of the children scattered to pursue their own careers.
    Ivan Tribe relies on extensive interviews with the Stonemans and their
    friends in this chronicle of a family whose members have clung to their
    musical heritage through good times and bad.

  • Dictionnaire Historique Et Géographique, de la Province de Bretagne, Vol. 3: Dédié a la Nation Bretonne (Classic Reprint)

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  • Harrap's Chambers Concise Dictionary English


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  • Journal de Conchyliologie, 1882, Vol. 30 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Journal de Conchyliologie, 1882, Vol. 30

    Branchies au nombre de deux, presque symetriques, placees de chaque cote de la fente du manteau qui corres pond ala portion entaillee ou perforee de la coquille.

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  • GPA pour tous ? 25 tribunes contre les idées reçues sur la gestation pour autrui et les "mères porteuses"

    ''La GPA pour tous ?'' est un livre destine au grand public, a celles et ceux qui souhaitent depasser leurs prejuges sur la Gestation Pour Autrui, mais egalement aux lecteurs en quete d'informations fiables sur le deroulement de ce processus. C'est la premiere fois que toutes les parties sont representees dans un ouvrage, au-dela des cliches faciles et des caricatures, sur ce que l'on appelle ''les meres porteuses''. 25 professionnelles, intellectuelles ou familles ayant eu recours a cette technique de procreation, toujours interdite en France : Des scientifiques, chercheurs, sociologues, anthropologues, avocats, professeurs de droit prive, docteurs en sciences juridiques, medecin specialise en gynecologie, medecin professeur d ethique, psychiatres, psychanalystes, personnages politiques, associations, intermediaires, docteurs chercheur en theologie, Iman, Rabbin et Pasteur, doctorant en sciences politiques, membre de l institut de recherches et d etudes feministes, chercheurs en sciences sociales... Les editions Des ailes sur un tracteur publient des ouvrages par, pour, sur les personnes LGBTQI (lesbiennes, gay bi, trans, queer et intersexe), et tous les sujets qui traversent leurs existences.

  • Art Making and Education



    What is involved in "making art"? In what ways have Americans
    introduced art making to students? In Art Making and Education, a
    practicing artist and a historian of art education discuss from their
    particular perspectives the production of studio and classroom art. Among
    those to whom this book will appeal are prospective teachers, school administrators,
    university-level art educators, and readers interested in the theory of
    discipline-based art education.
    "The sources are excellent. The bibliographical material is a must
    for any candidate wanting to teach the visual arts and certainly for any
    student hoping to become an artist."
    -- William Klenk, University of Rhode Island

  • The Bill Monroe Reader

    Lively, heartfelt, and informative, 'The Bill Monroe Reader' is a fitting tribute to the man and the musician who transformed the traditional music of western Kentucky into an international sensation.

  • Harrap's Universal : Allemand/français, français/allemand


    • 250 000 mots et expression

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    • De nombreuses balises, telles que les indications de domaines, les synonymes et antonymes ou les collocateurs, pour diriger le lecteur vers la bonne traduction.

    • La nouvelle orthographe allemande integree dans l'ensemble du texte, l'ancienne restant toujours signalee dans la partie allemande pour ceux qui continuent de travailler sur des textes rediges avec l'ancienne orthographe.

    • Un cahier pratique, se composant d'une grammaire indexee et d'un supplement sur les verbes allemands, qui explique la formation des temps et presente un tableau synthetique des verbes irreguliers.

    • Un guide de correspondance exclusif presentant de nombreux modeles de lettres privees et commerciales.

  • The Latter Day Saints: A Study of the Mormons in the Light of Economic Conditions

    Originally published in 1912 in England, this work by the American journalists Ruth Kauffman and Reginald Wright Kauffman reflects their belief as Marxists that the Mormon church was a victim of a capitalistic society. An introduction by John S. McCormick and John R. Sillito places the book in historical context and provides biographical details about the Kauffmans.

  • Harrap's Hispano. Dictionnaire Espagnol - Français, Français - Espagnol

    - 135 000 mots et expressions.

    - 200 000 traductions.

    - Un dictionnaire entierement nouveau, ideal pour la pratique de l'espagnol contemporain.

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    - Tout le vocabulaire, de la langue generale au vocabulaire de specialite.

    - Un traitement detaille des americanismes.

    - Une presentation nouvelle et claire, au service de la recherche rapide de l'information.

  • Mélanges de Philosophie, d'Histoire Et de Littérature, Vol. 4: Histoire, Mémoires (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Melanges de Philosophie, d'Histoire Et de Litterature, Vol. 4: Histoire, Memoires

    Sparte etles jacobiusl s'ecrie - t-ilailleurs. Je ne finirais pas si je rappelais toutes les amendes hono rables que l'auteur fait de ces rapprochemens forces, et toutes les formules de reproche qu'il emploie pour les condamner sincerement, et quelquefois amere ment.

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  • Doowop: The Chicago Scene

    Basses burbled low, tenors soared, leads wailed, and choruses chanted in harmony in the earliest doowop groups as this cutting-edge early rock 'n' roll music captured the atmosphere of the era, a long-ago sound that touches the emotions even today. Doowop rose out of teen culture on the streets of Chicago and other big cities in the 1950s, creating a new type of music that largely supplanted the old forms of rhythm and blues and pop music. The wailing, the soaring harmonies, and the wild vocal riffing - which many listeners scorned - represented the creativity of youth and their love of vocal harmony and rock 'n' roll. Robert Pruter has mined sources ranging from fanzines to the Chicago Defender and conducted extensive interviews in putting together Doowop, which provides fresh and welcome insights into this vibrant chapter in American music. Readers of Pruter's work will learn about not just major acts such as the Spaniels, the Dells, the Flamingos, and the Moonglows, but virtually every Chicago doowop group that contributed to that era.

  • When Public Housing Was Paradise: Building Community In Chicago

    Collecting seventy-nine oral histories from former public housing residents and staff, J. S. Fuerst's When Public Housing Was Paradise is a powerful testament to the fact that well-designed, well-managed low-rent housing has worked, as well as a demonstration of how it could be made to work again.

    J. S. Fuerst has been involved with public housing in Chicago for more than half a century. He retired from Loyola University, where he was a professor of social welfare policy. He was the editor of Public Housing in Europe and America. D. Bradford Hunt is an assistant professor of social science at Roosevelt University. John Hope Franklin is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and many more.


  • Ancient Records of Egypt: The First Through the Seventeenth Dynasties

    Around the turn of the last century, James Henry Breasted took on the challenge of assembling all the available historical documents of ancient Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious undertaking involved traveling to the monuments extant in the Nile valley and in outlying areas of Egyptian conquest, as well as to museums throughout Europe where Egyptian relics were housed. Breasted made his own copies of hundreds of Egyptian records inscribed on papyrus or leather or carved in stone and engaged in a thorough study of the published records of Egyptian history in conjunction with his own transcription of the documents themselves. This five-volume compendium is the result.

    Breasted's monumental work, originally published from 1906 to 1907, encompasses twenty-six dynasties spanning more than three millennia: from ca. 3050 B.C. to 525 B.C. For each document, Breasted provides information on location, condition, historical significance, and content. Beginning with the earliest known official annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's official activities, including royal succession, temple construction, property distribution, and foreign conquest. He tracks the careers of scores of kings, queens, government officials, military leaders, powerful statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of favor, paeans, mortuary gifts, and tomb inscriptions. Clearly annotated for the lay reader, the documents provide copious evidence of trade relations, construction activities, diplomatic envoys, foreign expeditions, and other aspects of a vigorous, highly organized, and centrally controlled society.

    Breasted's commentary is both rigorously documented and accessible, suffused with a contagious fascination for the events, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication these records indicate. A herculean assemblage of primary documents, many of which have deteriorated to illegibility in the intervening century, Ancient Records of Egypt illuminates both the incredible complexity of Egyptian society and the almost insuperable difficulties of reconstructing a lost civilization.

    This first paperback edition of Ancient Records of Egypt features a new introduction and supplementary bibliographies by Peter A. Piccione. Setting Breasted's work in the context of the development of American Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's establishment of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, with corporate support by John D. Rockefeller and other benefactors, and surveys the ambitious body of publications with which Breasted laid the foundation for future Egyptian studies.

  • Creolizing the Metropole: Migrant Caribbean Identities in Literature and Film

    Creolizing the Metropole is a comparative study of post-war West Indian migration to the former colonial capitals of Paris and London. It studies the effects of this population shift on national and cultural identity and traces the postcolonial Caribbean experience through analyses of the concepts of identity and diaspora. Through close readings of selected literary works and film, H. Adlai Murdoch explores the ways in which these immigrants and their descendants represented their metropolitan identities. Though British immigrants were colonial subjects and, later, residents of British Commonwealth nations, and the French arrivals from the overseas departments were citizens of France by law, both groups became subject to otherness and exclusion stemming from their ethnicities. Murdoch examines this phenomenon and the questions it raises about borders and boundaries, nationality and belonging.

  • La Disgrace Du Duc Et de la Duchesse de Choiseul: La Vie À Chanteloup, Le Retour À Paris, La Mort (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Disgrace du Duc Et de la Duchesse de Choiseul: La Vie a Chanteloup, le Retour a Paris, la Mort

    Le duc, suivant son habitude, dormait apres son diner quand on lui apporta l'ordre du roi; il le lut, fit refermer ses rideaux, se rendormit tranquillement et ne se reveilla que pour monter en carrosse.

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  • Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854-1893

    John Philip Sousa's mature career as the indomitable leader of the United States Marine Band and his own touring Sousa Band is well known, but the years leading up to his emergence as a celebrity have escaped serious attention. In this revealing biography, Patrick Warfield explains the making of the March King by documenting Sousa's early life and career. Covering the period 1854 to 1893, this study focuses on the community and training that created Sousa, exploring the musical life of late nineteenth-century Washington D.C. and Philadelphia as a context for Sousa's development. Warfield examines Sousa's wide-ranging experience composing, conducting, and performing in the theater, opera house, concert hall, and salons, as well as his leadership of the United States Marine Band and the later Sousa Band, early twentieth-century America's most famous and successful ensemble. Sousa composed not only marches during this period but also parlor, minstrel, and art songs; parade, concert, and medley marches; schottisches, waltzes, and polkas; and incidental music, operettas, and descriptive pieces. Warfield's examination of Sousa's output reveals a versatile composer much broader in stylistic range than the bandmaster extraordinaire remembered as the March King. Warfield presents the story of Sousa as a self-made business success, a gifted performer and composer who deftly capitalized on his talents to create one of the most entertaining, enduring figures in American music.

  • Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City

    Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville the moniker "Music City USA" as well as a rich tradition of music, news, and broad-based entertainment. With the rise of country music broadcasting and recording between the 1920s and '50s, WSM, Nashville, and country music became inseparable, stemming from WSM's launch of the Grand Ole Opry, popular daily shows like Noontime Neighbors, and early morning artist-driven shows such as Hank Williams on Mother's Best Flour.

    Sparked by public outcry following a proposal to pull country music and the Opry from WSM-AM in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and existing sources to document the station's profound effect on the character and self-image of Nashville. Introducing the reader to colorful artists and businessmen from the station's history, including Owen Bradley, Minnie Pearl, Jim Denny, Edwin Craig, and Dinah Shore, the volume invites the reader to reflect on the status of Nashville, radio, and country music in American culture.

  • DICTIONNAIRE DES PLANTES MAGIQUES

    Un dictionnaire de 100 plantes a cultiver, a recolter ou a acheter en sachet. Leur usage en magie verte ou vegetale est strictement externe mais vous apprendrez avec cet ouvrage comment donner a ces plantes une part d'Energie Divine.

  • Supplemento Á Collecção DOS Tratados, Convenções, Contratos E Actos Publicos Celebrados Entre a Corôa de Portugal E as Mais Potencias Desde 1640, Vol. 25 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Supplemento A Colleccao Dos Tratados, Convencoes, Contratos E Actos Publicos Celebrados Entre A Coroa de Portugal E As Mais Potencias Desde 1640, Vol. 25

    La communication qui en est l'objet met le soussigne dans la necessite de regarder ses fonctions diplomatiques comme suspendues, d'en referer a sa Cour et d'attendre ses ordres.

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  • Mike Leigh

    In this much needed examination of Mike Leigh, Sean O'Sullivan reclaims the British director as a practicing theorist--a filmmaker deeply invested in cinema's formal, conceptual, and narrative dimensions. In contrast with Leigh's prevailing reputation as a straightforward crafter of social realist movies, O'Sullivan illuminates the visual tropes and storytelling investigations that position Leigh as an experimental filmmaker who uses the art and artifice of cinema to frame tales of the everyday and the extraordinary alike.

    O'Sullivan challenges the prevailing characterizations of Leigh's cinema by detailing the complicated constructions of his realism, positing his films not as transparent records of life but as aesthetic transformations of it. Concentrating on the most recent two decades of Leigh's career, the study examines how Naked, Secrets and Lies, Topsy-Turvy, Vera Drake, and other films engage narrative convergence and narrative diffusion, the tension between character and plot, the interplay of coincidence and design, cinema's relationship to other systems of representation, and the filmic rendering of the human figure. The book also spotlights such earlier, less-discussed works as Four Days in July and The Short and Curlies, illustrating the recurring visual and storytelling concerns of Leigh's cinema. With a detailed filmography, this volume also includes key selections from O'Sullivan's several interviews with Leigh.

  • Mushrooms of the Midwest

    Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can be found growing in the Midwest's diverse ecosystems.

    With hundreds of color illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is ideal for amateur and expert mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew Methven provide identification keys and thorough descriptions. The authors discuss the DNA revolution in mycology and its consequences for classification and identification, as well as the need for well-documented contemporary collections of mushrooms.

    Unlike most field guides, Mushrooms of the Midwest includes an extensive introduction to the use of a microscope in mushroom identification. In addition, Kuo and Methven give recommendations for scientific mushroom collecting, with special focus on ecological data and guidelines for preserving specimens. Lists of amateur mycological associations and herbaria of the Midwest are also included. A must-have for all mushroom enthusiasts!

  • Wampum and the Origins of American Money

    Wampum has become a synonym for money, and it is widely assumed that it served the same purposes as money among the Native Algonquians even after coming into contact with European colonists' money. But to equate wampum with money only matches one slippery term with another, as money itself was quite ill-defined in North America for decades during its colonization. In this stimulating and intriguing book, Marc Shell illuminates the context in which wampum was used by describing how money circulated in the colonial period and the early history of the United States. Wampum itself, generally tubular beads made from clam or conch shells, was hardly a primitive version of a coin or dollar bill, as it represented to both Native Americans and colonial Europeans a unique medium through which language, art, culture, and even conflict were negotiated. With irrepressible wit and erudition, Shell interweaves wampum's multiform functions and reveals wampum's undeniable influence on the cultural, political, and economic foundations of North America.

    Published in Association with the American Numismatic Society, New York, New York.

  • Catalogue des Objets d'Art Et de Haute Curiosité de l'Antiquité, du Moyen-Age Et de la Renaissance: Orfèvrerie, Bijoux, Cuirs, Livres, Faïences, ... Bronzes Et Cuivres, Sièges Et Meubles, Ét

    Excerpt from Catalogue des Objets d'Art Et de Haute Curiosite de l'Antiquite, du Moyen-Age Et de la Renaissance: Orfevrerie, Bijoux, Cuirs, Livres, Faiences, Ivoires Emaux, Bois Sculptes, Marbres, Objets Varies, Fers, Bronzes Et Cuivres, Sieges Et Meubles, Etoffes, Broderies, Tapis

    En buste, de trois quarts tourne vers la gauche, pourpoint creves sur fond blanc, le col montant sous la barbe longue, d'une toque 'a plume blanche.

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  • Chosen Voices: The Story of the American Cantorate

    Chosen Voices is the definitive survey of an often overlooked aspect of American Jewish history and ethnomusicology, and an insider's look at a profession that is also a vocation.
    Week after week, year after year, Jews turn to sacred singers for spiritual and emotional support. The job of the hazzan--much more than the traditional "messenger to God"--is deeply embedded in cultural, social, and religious symbolism, negotiated between the congregation and its chosen voices.

    Drawing on archival sources, interviews with cantors, and photographs, Slobin traces the development of the American cantorate from the nebulous beginnings of the hazzan as a recognizable figure through the heyday of the superstar sacred singer in the early twentieth century to a diverse portrait of today's cantorate, which now includes women as well as men. Slobin's focus on the current nature of the profession includes careful consideration of the sacred singer's part in creating and maintaining the worship service, the recent relationship between the rabbi and the hazzan within the synagogue, and the music that contemporary cantors sing.

    This first paperback edition features a new preface by the author. A thirty-five-minute cassette for use with Chosen Voices is available separately from the University of Illinois Press.

  • Wong Kar-wai

    Wong Kar-Wai traces this immensely exciting director's perennial themes of time, love, and loss, and examines the political implications of his films, especially concerning the handover of former British colony Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.

    This book is the first in any language to cover all of Wong's work, from his first film, As Tears Go By, to his most recent, the still unreleased 2046. It also includes his best?known, highly honored films, Chungking Express, Happy Together, and above all, In the Mood for Love. Most importantly, Peter Brunette describes the ways in which Wong's supremely visual films attempt to create a new form of cinema by relying on stunning, suggestive visual images and audio tracks to tell their story, rather than on traditional notions of character, dialogue, and plot. The question of Wong Kar-wai's use of genre film techniques in art films is also explored in depth.

  • Rennes-le-Château son secret enfin révélé

    Toute l'intrigue de ce roman repose sur le lien invisible de deux veritables enigmes qui continuent encore aujourd'hui d'interroger les specialistes comme le grand public. Deux enigmes autour d'un grand secret connu de quelques rares inities qui prefererent le taire. L'auteur de ce roman nous devoile enfin ce terrible secret qui couta la vie a certains de ses detenteurs, a travers l'aventure passionnante de ses deux heros, Matthias Sidore d'Alengri et Selia Mercoeur. Decryptage de documents codes, de pierres tombales, meurtres, agressions

  • The Great Fossil Enigma: The Search for the Conodont Animal

    Stephen Jay Gould borrowed from Winston Churchill when he described the conodont animal as a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." This animal confounded science for more than a century. Some thought it a slug, others a fish, a worm, a plant, even a primitive ancestor of ourselves. The list of possibilities grew and yet an answer to the riddle never seemed any nearer. Would the animal that left behind these miniscule fossils known as conodonts ever be identified? Three times the animal was "found," but each was quite a different animal. Were any of them really the one? Simon J. Knell takes the reader on a journey through 150 years of scientific thinking, imagining, and arguing. Slowly the animal begins to reveal traces of itself: its lifestyle, its remarkable evolution, its witnessing of great catastrophes, its movements over the surface of the planet, and finally its anatomy. Today the conodont animal remains perhaps the most disputed creature in the zoological world.

  • Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge In Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, And Bahian Candomble

    Concentrating on the Caribbean Basin and the coastal area of northeast South America, Yvonne Daniel considers three African-derived religious systems that rely heavily on dance behavior--Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahamian Candomble. Combining her background in dance and anthropology to parallel the participant/scholar dichotomy inherent to dancing's embodied knowledge, Daniel examines these misunderstood and oppressed performative dances in terms of physiology, psychology, philosophy, mathematics, ethics, and aesthetics.

  • Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers

    This volume is an engaging and exceptional history of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry from its raw regional beginnings in the 1940s with R & B and hillbilly music through its peak in the 1950s and decline in the 1960s. John Broven combines narrative history with extensive oral history material from numerous recording pioneers including Joe Bihari of Modern Records; Marshall Chess of Chess Records; Jerry Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun, and Miriam Bienstock of Atlantic Records; Sam Phillips of Sun Records; Art Rupe of Specialty Records; and many more.

  • Ancient Records of Egypt: The Eighteenth Dynasty

    This volume extends Breasted's remarkable documentary history through the reign of King Tutankhamun. By providing the first definitive transcription and the first English version of hundreds of historical records inscribed on papyrus or leather or carved in stone, Breasted gave unprecedented access to details of royal succession, military conquest, religious upheaval, administrative complexity, and other aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization. Originally published in the first decade of the twentieth century, his monumental work appears here in paperback for the first time.

    The Eighteenth Dynasty saw the consolidation of the cult of Amun and the expansion of the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak, as well as a religious revolution under King Akhenaten that involved abandoning Thebes as a religious capital and royal residence and founding a new city devoted to the service of the new solar god, Aten. Breasted presents records of the biography and coronation of Queen Hatshepsut, including reliefs that depict the queen's expedition to the land of Punt. Also in this volume are the annals of Thutmose III, providing the most complete account of the military achievements of any Egyptian king; scenes representing the supernatural birth and coronation by the gods of his son, Amenhotep II; and inscriptions from the tomb of Rekhmire, prime minister or vizier under Thutmose III, that include a listing of taxes paid to the temple and foreign tribute proceeding from the king's two decades of military activity in Asia.

    A herculean assemblage of primary documents, many of which have deteriorated to illegibility since its original publication, Ancient Records of Egypt illuminates both the incredible complexity of Egyptian society and the almost insuperable difficulties of reconstructing a lost civilization.

  • Woody, Cisco and Me: Seamen Three in the Merchant Marine

    Attorney and playwright Longhi recalls his three voyages as a merchant marine during World War II in the company of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston. Despite some occasionally stilted dialog, Longhi's fast-paced memoir reads like a novel as the "seamen three" survive rough storms, crooked gamblers, and two torpedo attacks. Of the vivid cast of characters, the irrepressible Guthrie is the most compelling, though he sometimes drifts to the background as Longhi relates his own often hilarious exploits as ship's baker and chairman of the crew's union. (For a solid Guthrie biography, see Joe Klein's Woody Guthrie, LJ 10/15/80, still available in paperback.) Still, Guthrie's folksy persona looms above all others. With Guthrie and Houston long since dead, it is left to Longhi to tell stories that have only been hinted at in previous Guthrie biographies. Highly recommended.?Lloyd Jansen, Stockton- San Joaquin Cty. P.L

  • MARS - La Vie, L'Histoire, La Guerre

    Retrouvez les trois volets reunis dans un seul ouvrage. Une version augmentee de nouveaux chapitres, avec plus d'images. La NASA, avec ses nombreux cliches d'une erosion martienne debridee, nous fait miroiter une saga aussi mythique que mystique. La Vie

  • Working Class to College: The Promise and Peril Facing Blue-Collar America

    Unfortunately, many economically struggling families today see college as beyond their reach--academically, culturally and financially. Working-class young people need a college degree to earn a living wage in today's economy. Yet financial obstacles and a cynical belief that the system benefits only the comfortable and connected seem to place a university education off-limits to tens of millions of Americans. Working Class to College exposes an education class divide that is threatening the American dream of upward social mobility and sowing resentment among those shut out or staggering under crushing debt. The book addresses ways to reduce college costs and shares the inspiring accounts of those who have endured all sorts of hardship "homelessness, an incarcerated parent, dangerously low self-esteem--and fought their way to college and commencement. Robert Carr draws on his blue-collar background as a financially strapped teenager who caught a break as a high school senior more than fifty years ago, and who has made it his mission to mentor and provide need-based scholarships that give working-class kids the opportunity to graduate in four years without student debt.

  • From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

    This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, misogyny, and excess. Broadening the significance of hip-hop culture by linking it to other expressive forms within popular culture, Miles White examines how these representations have both encouraged the demonization of young black males in the United States and abroad and contributed to the construction of their identities. From Jim Crow to Jay-Z traces black male representations to chattel slavery and American minstrelsy as early examples of fetishization and commodification of black male subjectivity.Continuing with diverse discussions including black action films, heavyweight prizefighting, Elvis Presley's performance of blackness, and white rappers such as Vanilla Ice and Eminem, White establishes a sophisticated framework for interpreting and critiquing black masculinity in hip-hop music and culture. Arguing that black music has undeniably shaped American popular culture and that hip-hop tropes have exerted a defining influence on young male aspirations and behavior, White draws a critical link between the body, musical sound, and the construction of identity.

  • The Crooked Stovepipe: Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada

    Named for a popular local fiddle tune, The Crooked Stovepipe is a rollicking, detailed, first-ever study of the indigenous fiddle music and social dancing enjoyed by the Gwich'in Athapaskan Indians and other tribal groups in northeast Alaska, the Yukon, and the northwest territories. Though the music has obvious roots in the British Isles, French Canada, and the American South, the Gwich'in have used it in shaping their own aesthetic, which is apparent in their choice of fiddle tunings, bowing techniques, foot clogging, and a distinctively stratified tune repertoire. Craig Mishler treats this rural subarctic artistic tradition as a distinctive regional style akin to Cajun, bluegrass, or string-band music. He uses convergence theory as the framework for showing how this aesthetic came about. His skillful use of personal anecdotes, interviews, music examples, dance diagrams, and photographs will appeal to general readers interested in folk music and dance, as well as to specialists.

  • Harrap's : L'anglais + vite

    • Un ouvrage destine a ceux qui veulent se remettre rapidement a l'anglais
    • Un guide pratique, simple d'utilisation, pour un benefice immediat

  • Wayward Saints: The Godbeites and Brigham Young

    A story that includes spiritualist seances, conspiracy, and an important church trial, Wayward Saints chronicles the 1870s challenge of a group of British Mormon intellectuals to Brigham Young's leadership and authority. William S. Godbe and his associates revolted because they disliked Young's authoritarian community and resented what they perceived as the church's intrusion into matters of personal choice. Expelled from the church, they established the "New Movement, " which eventually faltered. Both a study in intellectual history and an investigation of religious dissent, Wayward Saints explores nineteenth-century American spiritualism as well as the ideas and institutional structure of first- and second-generation Mormonism.

  • Upheaval in the Quiet Zone: 1199SEIU and the Politics of Health Care Unionism

    This new second edition updates the dramatic story of 1199SEIU, an insurgent labour union that eventually established itself as a vital force in the modern labour movement. When SEIU president Andrew Stern laid plans in 2006 for a new national health care workers union that would both reach out to the unorganized and campaign for universal, national health insurance, he turned to 1199 president Dennis Rivera - and the 1199 political model - to lead the effort. With new material that updates the union's history since the 1990s, this book conveys the promise and problems of movement-building in the twenty-first century health care industry.

  • Harrap's : L'anglais au bureau


    • Pour tous ceux qui ont besoin de conseils et d'informations pour s'exprimer en anglais dans le cadre de leur travail.
    • 7 themes traites de maniere synthetique, pour toutes les situations de communication du monde des affaires

  • Contesting Identities: Sports in American Film

    Since the earliest days of the silent era, American filmmakers have been drawn to the visual spectacles of sports and their compelling narratives of conflict, triumph and individual achievement. In this text, Aaron Baker examines how these cinematic representations have evolved over time.

  • Steppin' on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance

    It's impossible to think of the heritage of music and dance in the United States without the invaluable contributions of African Americans. Those art forms have been touched by the genius of African American culture and have helped this nation take its important and unique place in the
    pantheon of world art.
    Steppin' on the Blues explores not only the meaning of dance in African American life but also the ways in which music, song, and dance are interrelated in African American culture. Dance as it has emanated from the black community is a pervasive, vital, and distinctive form of expression--its movements speak eloquently of African American values and aesthetics. Beyond that it has been, finally, one of the most important means of cultural survival.
    Former dancer Jacqui Malone throws a fresh spotlight on the cultural
    history of black dance, the Africanisms that have influenced it, and the
    significant role that vocal harmony groups, black college and university
    marching bands, and black sorority and fraternity stepping teams have
    played in the evolution of dance in African American life. From the cakewalk to the development of jazz dance and jazz music, all Americans can take pride in the vitality, dynamism, drama, joy, and uncommon singularity with which African American dance has gifted the world.

  • Sweet William: The Life of Billy Conn

    An Irish working-class hero of Pittsburgh, Billy Conn captured the hearts of his contemporaries through his ebullient personality, stellar boxing record, and good looks. A light-heavyweight boxing champion, Conn had defeated nine current or former champions in three weight divisions by the time he was twenty one. Best remembered for his sensational near-defeat of heavyweight champion Joe Louis in 1941, Conn is still regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time.

    Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1965, Billy Conn was one of the most popular athletes of his era. "The Pittsburgh Kid" captured the public's imagination with his boxing, Hollywood, and army careers, which Andrew O'Toole chronicles by drawing from fascinating interviews with Conn's family, newspaper accounts, and Billy's personal scrapbooks. Presenting an intimate look inside the champion's relationship with his girlfriend, manager, and rivals, O'Toole captures the personal life of a public icon and the pageantry of sports during the 1930s and '40s.

  • A Brief, Liberal, Catholic Defense of Abortion

    This tightly argued, historically grounded study sets out to demonstrate that a 'pro-choice' stance is as fully justified by Catholic thought as an anti-abortion view, and may even be more compatible with Catholic tradition than the current opposition to abortion espoused by most Catholic leaders.

  • Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

    In an era when college football coaches frequently command higher salaries than university presidents, many call for reform to restore the balance between amateur athletics and the educational mission of schools. This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the Supreme Court. Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform also tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing reasons for reform--to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and women--Ronald A. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, college administrators, NCAA officials, and sports journalists, this thoughtful book considers the difficulty in balancing the principles of amateurism with the need to draw income from sporting events.

  • Sing It Pretty: A Memoir

    A leader in the development of state and federal programs supporting traditional arts and folk cultures, Bess Lomax Hawes grew up with her father John Lomax and brother Alan in the first family of American folk music. Her compelling account of the folk music boom of the mid-twentieth century and the development of "public-sector" folklore includes family friends Ruth Crawford Seeger and Carl Sandburg, fellow Almanac Singers Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and other musicians and artists. Her own creative endeavors as producer of American folk culture films, author of academic papers and books, and coauthor of the Kingston Trio's hit "MTA Song" (adapted from a local political campaign jingle) unfold alongside her legacy of teaching guitar and American folk music to thousands of adults in Los Angeles. Whether teaching anthropology to college students, learning singing games from the Georgia Sea Island Singers, or directing the Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawes remains dedicated to preserving and appreciating the traditional cultures of America.

  • Harrap's Parler l'allemand en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en pays germanophone.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre le plan de Berlin, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • Harrap's Shorter Dictionnaire Anglais-Français/Français-Anglais

    ? 350 000 mots et expressions
    ? 600 000 traductions


    ? Les mots et expressions les plus actuels des deux langues, un grand nombre d?expressions recentes

    ? Toujours une grande richesse en termes courants, argotiques et techniques

    ? Revision et actualisation des notes d?usage et de grammaire

    ? Une nouvelle dimension au dictionnaire : enrichir son vocabulaire, grace a
    - l'ajout de plus de 100 notes sur la formation de mots a partir des suffixes et prefixes
    - l'extension du cahier des expressions idiomatiques

    ? Une presentation encore plus claire, plus accessible

  • Petit Manuel Pour Comprendre Le Syndrome de Tachychardie Orthostatique Posturale

    Ce livre va permettre aux personnes atteintes du syndrome de tachychardie posturale orthostatique de faire mieux connaitre le syndrome a leurs proches mais aussi au monde medical qui est souvent perdu avec ce syndrome.

  • Mémoires de la Société de Physique Et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève, Vol. 30: Première Partie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires de la Societe de Physique Et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve, Vol. 30: Premiere Partie

    M. Henri de Saussure a donne l'analyse d'un travail qu'il a fait sur les Criquets et qu'il destine aux Memoires de notre Societe.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Dancing Across Borders: Danzas Y Bailes Mexicanos

    "Dancing across Borders" explores Mexican popular and traditional dance practices on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, addressing questions of authenticity, aesthetics, identity, interpretation, and research methodologies in dance performance. Contributors include not only noted scholars from a variety of disciplines but also several dance practitioners who reflect on their engagement with dance and reveal subtexts of dance culture. Contributors are Norma E. Cantu, Susan Cashion, Maria Teresa Cesena, Xochitl C. Chavez, Adriana Cruz Manjarrez, Renee de la Torre Castellanos, Peter J. Garcia, Rudy F. Garcia, Chris Goertzen, Martha Gonzalez, Elisa Diana Huerta, Sydney Hutchinson, Marie "Keta" Miranda, Olga Najera-Ramirez, Shakina Nayfack, Russell Rodriguez, Brenda M. Romero, Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter, Jose Sanchez Jimenez and Alberto Zarate Rosales.

  • The String Quartets Of Beethoven

    This collection of essays offers an analysis of Beethoven's string quartets. The authors draw on a variety of historical approaches and analytical approaches to provide fresh insights into the aesthetics of the quartets and exploring expressive and structural features previously ignored.

  • Differing Visions: Dissenters in Mormon History

    Recognizing Mormonism's dissenting tradition, Differing Visions presents selections on nineteen Mormon dissenters - David Whitmer, Fawn Brodie, and Sonia Johnson among them - in a volume that focuses on the variety of religious sentiment within the church and assesses factors that have encouraged divergent ideas from the early 1800s on. Besides offering little-known information about the lives of those profiled, the collection shows that the dissenters generally were moved by conscience and questions of right and wrong in leaving Mormonism and that none of them ever fully shed the remnants of the institutional church. Whitmer is cast in a new light here, in a selection that emphasizes his disenchantment with Joseph Smith's increasing power and his belief that the church was moving counter to Whitmer's understanding of what religion should do. Brodie is presented as having been too distinctive - tall, beautiful, and extremely bright - to fit the patriarchal Mormon notion of womanhood. Excommunicated in June 1946 following the publication of No Man Knows My History, her controversial biography of Joseph Smith, Brodie continued to criticize the Mormon church in her writings and speeches. By the time of her death in 1981, she was recognized as twentieth-century Mormonism's leading dissenting female historian and critic. Excommunicated in 1979 because she publicized her church's efforts to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, Johnson later became a feminist political activist, running unsuccessfully for the presidency of the National Organization for Women and, in 1984, for the presidency of the United States.

  • Journal de Conchyliologie, 1886, Vol. 34 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Journal de Conchyliologie, 1886, Vol. 34

    J'ai publie, en 1884 (l), une liste des coquilles marines que j'avais recueillies, lors d'une excursion sur les plages de Lisbonne et de la baie de Setubal. Ce catalogue etant incomplet, j'ai cru devoir publier un nouveau travail qui comprend tout ce que l'on connait, jusqu'a ce jour, sur la Malacologie marine des bassins du Tage et du Sado.

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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Nauvoo Kingdom on the Mississippi


    A history of what became a romantic
    legend about a martyred prophet, a lost city, and religious persecution,
    this volume tells the story of Nauvoo, the early Mormon Church, and the
    temporal life of Joseph Smith. Nauvoo (1839-46) was a critical period in
    Mormon history. The climax of Smith's career and the start of Brigham Young's,
    it was here that Utah really had it's beginnings and that the pattern of
    Mormon society in the West was laid.
    "...the quality and quantity of research is commendable... an excellent
    contribution to American mid-western history and to Mormoniana in general."

    -- Journal of American History

  • HARRAP'S METHODE DE CHINOIS LIVRE + 2 CD

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante

    • Une forte dimension orale

  • HARRAP'S MINI PLUS ESPAGNOL

    Le plus complet des dictionnaires Mini Plus : 42 000 mots et expressions, 62 000 traductions, tout le vocabulaire courant et specialise actuel; de nombreux exemples d'emploi, les variantes d'Amerique latine, les conjugaisons.

  • 365 JOURS AVEC ALEXANDRINA

    Alexandrina aimait beaucoup la Sainte Vierge, qu'elle appelait, presque toujours "Petite-Maman" et, tous ses actes d'amour, de foi et d'offrande a Jesus, passaient regulierement par le Coeur de Marie, comme ici : J'ai renouvele, a perpetuite, mon voeu de

  • Elemens Du Calcul Integral, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Elemens du Calcul Integral, Vol. 1

    Ceux qui voudront lire ces Rlemens. Quoique nous ayons explique dans le premier Chapitre les principes du Calcul differentiel nous ne l'avons cc pendant fait que fuccin&ement, 'ou tant qu'il fallait pour conduire au Cal cul integral. On comprend donc qu'on doit avant de lire cet Ouvrage etre exerce dans le Calcul differentiel le fcavoir manier avec facilite. Il efi par confequent encore plus necefl'aire d'avoir etudie a fonds le Calcul fini.

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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Harrap's verbes espagnols

    - Plus de 2400 verbes courants.

    - Indispensable a l'etude des verbes et des constructions verbales pour une meilleure pratique de l'espagnol.

    - Les regles essentielles d'utilisation des temps.

    - Des tableaux de conjugaisons complets.

  • The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs

    If you've ever wanted to know the "correct" words to "Roll Me Over," or wondered where the melody of "The Hootchie Kootchie Song" came from, this book can answer your questions. Extensively revised, this new edition of "The Erotic Muse" presents the full texts of some 125 songs, with melodies for most of them and detailed annotations for all. -Capturing the kick and stir of history as it unfolded, American Datelines reveals the courage, hope, and grit of the American experience as chronicled in the headlines of the nation's public press from the earliest issue of "The Boston News-Letter" to the major newspapers of today. The original articles in this compelling collection are arranged chronologically and appear as they were first published, providing a lively and unique view of the events that have most influenced politics and culture. Readers can experience the thrill and excitement of breaking news from the real story of Jesse James and the capture of Al Capone to a vibrant portrayal of baseball's first professional African American player and a probing look at the shocking New York Armory show where modern art was born. This first paperback edition features a new preface by the editors and newsworthy additions, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the O. J. Simpson trial, the Clinton impeachment trial, the home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, and Bush v. Gore.

  • The Agony of Angela

    Angela thanks her lucky stars when her long-lost son appears and reveals the winning numbers for the lottery. Her new wealth allows her to express her kindness and generosity, but she still yearns for true love. Fortunately Angela is not just a pretty face, and she uses a clever ploy to find a husband who little suspects she is loaded. Incest, a transgender parent, and a vile drug baron who reaches into the very heart of Angela's home are blended at every twist and turn with her quest for happiness. Will her pure heart save her when her beloved mansion is stormed by the villainous Actor Shiloh and his men? A love potion, a blind wizard, a scary-looking demon

  • Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois & Surrounding States: A Field-to-Kitchen Guide

    Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems.

    Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert.

    As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving.

    Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.

  • On Guerrilla Warfare

    One of the most influential documents of our time, Mao Tse-tung's pamphlet on guerrilla warfare has become the basic textbook for waging revolution in underdeveloped and emergent areas throughout the world.
    Recognizing the fundamental disparity between agrarian and urban societies, Mao advocated unorthodox strategies that converted deficits into advantages: using intelligence provided by the sympathetic peasant population; substituting deception, mobility, and surprise for superior firepower; using retreat as an offensive move; and educating the inhabitants on the ideological basis of the struggle. This radical new approach to warfare, waged in jungles and mountains by mobile guerrilla bands closely supported by local inhabitants, has been adopted by other revolutionary leaders from Ho Chi Minh to Che Guevara.
    Mao wrote On Guerrilla Warfare in 1937 while in retreat after ten years of battling the Nationalist army of Chiang Kai-shek. Twelve years later, the Nationalist Chinese were rousted from the mainland, and Mao consolidated his control of a new nation, having put his theories of revolutionary guerrilla warfare to the test.
    Established governments have slowly come to recognize the need to understand and devise means to counter this new method of warfare. Samuel B. Griffith's classic translation makes Mao's treatise widely available and includes a comprehensive introduction that profiles Mao, analyzes the nature and conduct of guerrilla warfare, and considers its implications for American policy.

  • Ilusiones de papel

    "Te juro que en su mirada lo unico que habia era humo, toxico, como su existencia. La misma que se acababa poco a poco con cada union de sus labios con el filtro. Otra gilipollas menos en este mundo. Otra adicta, asi lo veo, como una jodida adicta que se metio en ese mundo voluntaria e inconscientemente, los danos no eran solo a largo plazo pero asi lo ven los adictos. Como algo que ahora no les afecta. Y asi todos los dias hasta que sus pulmones se cansaron de aguantar las adicciones que ella y su jodido cerebro crearon."

  • Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History Of The Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900

    Leonard Arrington, who died in 1999, is considered by most, if not all, serious scholars of Mormon and western history as the single most important figure to write on LDS history. Great Basin Kingdom is perhaps his greatest work. A classic in Mormon studies and western history, Great Basin Kingdom offers insights into the 'underdeveloped' American economy, a comprehensive treatment of one of the few native American religious movements, and detailed, exciting stories from little-known phases of Mormon and American history. This edition includes thirty new pictures and an introduction by Ronald W. Walker that provides a brief biography of Arrington, as well as the history of the work, its place in Mormon and western historiography, and its lasting impact.

  • Mathematical Theory of Communication

    Scientific knowledge grows at a phenomenal pace--but few books have had as lasting an impact or played as important a role in our modern world as The Mathematical Theory of Communication, published originally as a paper on communication theory in the Bell System Technical Journal more than fifty years ago. Republished in book form shortly thereafter, it has since gone through four hardcover and sixteen paperback printings. It is a revolutionary work, astounding in its foresight and contemporaneity. The University of Illinois Press is pleased and honored to issue this commemorative reprinting of a classic.

  • Confronting AIDS Through Literature: The Responsibilities of Representation

    Offers readers an array of literature and of viewpoints on the use of literature to confront AIDS as a social, literary, and medical phenomenon.

  • Encyclopédie Méthodique, Vol. 4: Botanique; Supplement (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Encyclopedie Methodique, Vol. 4: Botanique; Supplement

    Cette plante ete trouvee dans les bois aux environs de Paris; elle afl decrite d'upres un demo de M. Redoute fait d'apres nature. (becand.)

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  • Tintin au pays des mots : Dictionnaire illustré, Anglais-Français / Français-Anglais

    - 2 300 mots.

    - Un vrai dictionnaire bilingue, illustre avec des vignettes extraites des albums de Tintin.

    - 2 300 entrees selectionnees a partir des listes officielles de l'Education Nationale pour le college.

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    - Les americanismes.

    - Les mots et les expressions idiomatiques replaces dans un contexte precis et illustres par des centaines de vignettes choisies dans les albums de Herge.

  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

    This in-depth study of Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu explores his role in moving Mexican filmmaking from a traditional nationalist agenda towards a more global focus. Working in the United States and in Mexico, Inarritu crosses national borders while his movies break the barriers of distribution, production, narration, and style. His features also experiment with transnational identity as characters emigrate and settings change.In studying the international scope of Inarritu's influential films "Amores Perros, 21 Grams, " and "Babel, " Celestino Deleyto and Maria del Mar Azcona trace common themes such as human suffering and redemption, chance, and accidental encounters. The authors also analyze the director's powerful visual style and his consistent use of multiple characters and a fragmented narrative structure. The book concludes with a new interview with Inarritu that touches on the themes and subject matter of his chief works."

  • Music and Cultural Rights

    Framing timely and pressing questions concerning music and cultural rights, this collection illustrates the ways in which music - as a cultural practice, a commercial product, and an aesthetic form - has become enmeshed in debates about human rights, international law, and struggles for social justice. The essays in this volume examine how interpretations of cultural rights vary across societies; how definitions of rights have evolved; and how rights have been invoked in relation to social struggles over cultural access, use, representation, and ownership. The individual case studies, many of them based on ethnographic field research, demonstrate how musical aspects of cultural rights play out in specific cultural contexts, including the Philippines, China, Hawaii, Peru, Ukraine, and Brazil.

  • Ancient Rome in Early Opera

    The major historians of ancient Rome wrote their works in the firm belief that the exalted history of the Roman Empire provided plentiful lessons about individual behaviour, inspiration for great souls, and warnings against evil ambitions, not to mention opportunities for rich comedy. The examples of Rome have often been resurrected for the opera stage to display the exceptional grandeur, glory, and tragedy of Roman figures. In this volume, Robert C. Ketterer tracks the changes as operas' Roman subjects crossed generations and national boundaries. Following opera from its origins in seventeenth-century Venice to Napoleon's invasion of Italy, Ketterer shows how Roman history provided composers with all the necessary courage and intrigue, love and honour, and triumph and defeat so vital for the stirring music that makes great opera.

  • Southern Soul-Blues

    Attracting passionate fans primarily among African American listeners in the South, Southern Soul draws on such diverse influences as the blues, 1960s-era Deep Soul, contemporary R & B, neosoul, rap, hip-hop, and gospel. Aggressively danceable, lyrically evocative, and fervidly emotional, Southern Soul songs often portray unabashedly carnal themes, and audiences delight in the performer-audience interaction and communal solidarity at live performances. Examining the history and development of Southern Soul from its modern roots in the 1960s and 1970s, David Whiteis highlights some of Southern Soul's most popular and important entertainers and provides first-hand accounts from the clubs, show lounges, festivals, and other local venues where these performers work. Profiles of veteran artists such as Denise LaSalle, the late J. Blackfoot, Latimore, and Bobby Rush--as well as other contemporary artists T. K. Soul, Ms. Jody, Sweet Angel, Willie Clayton, and Sir Charles Jones--touch on issues of faith and sensuality, artistic identity and stereotyping, trickster antics, and future directions of the genre. These revealing discussions, drawing on extensive new interviews, also acknowledge the challenges of striving for mainstream popularity while still retaining the cultural and regional identity of the music and of maintaining artistic ownership and control in the age of digital dissemination.

  • Southern Soul-Blues

    Attracting passionate fans primarily among African American listeners in the South, Southern Soul draws on such diverse influences as the blues, 1960s-era Deep Soul, contemporary R & B, neosoul, rap, hip-hop, and gospel. Aggressively danceable, lyrically evocative, and fervidly emotional, Southern Soul songs often portray unabashedly carnal themes, and audiences delight in the performer-audience interaction and communal solidarity at live performances. Examining the history and development of Southern Soul from its modern roots in the 1960s and 1970s, David Whiteis highlights some of Southern Soul's most popular and important entertainers and provides first-hand accounts from the clubs, show lounges, festivals, and other local venues where these performers work. Profiles of veteran artists such as Denise LaSalle, the late J. Blackfoot, Latimore, and Bobby Rush--as well as other contemporary artists T. K. Soul, Ms. Jody, Sweet Angel, Willie Clayton, and Sir Charles Jones--touch on issues of faith and sensuality, artistic identity and stereotyping, trickster antics, and future directions of the genre. These revealing discussions, drawing on extensive new interviews, also acknowledge the challenges of striving for mainstream popularity while still retaining the cultural and regional identity of the music and of maintaining artistic ownership and control in the age of digital dissemination.

  • Chinese American Literature Since the 1850s

    Presenting a comprehensive study of Chinese American literature in English and Chinese, this book combines the work of ethnicity specialists with the findings of literary critics.

  • Francois Ozon

    In just over a decade, Francois Ozon has earned an international reputation as a successful and provocative filmmaker. A student of Eric Rohmer and Jean Douchet at the prestigious Femis, Ozon made a number of critically acclaimed shorts in the 1990s and released his first feature film Sitcom in 1998. Two additional shorts and eleven feature films have followed, including international successes 8 femmes and Swimming Pool and more recent releases such as Angel, Ricky, and Le refuge. Ozon's originality lies in his filmmaking style, which draws on familiar cinematic traditions (the crime thriller, the musical, the psychological drama, the comedy, the period piece) but simultaneously mixes these recognizable genres and renders them unfamiliar. Despite tremendous diversity in cinematic choices, Ozon's oeuvre is surprisingly consistent in its desire to blur the traditional frontiers between the masculine and the feminine, gay and straight, reality and fantasy, auteur and commercial cinema. Thibaut Schilt provides an overview of Francois Ozon's career to date, highlighting the director's unrestrained, voracious cinephilia, his recurrent collaborations with women screenwriters and actresses, and the trademarks of his cinema including music, dance, and the clothes that accompany these now typically Ozonian episodes. Schilt contextualizes Ozon's filmmaking within the larger fields of French filmmaking and international queer cinema, and he discusses several major themes running through Ozon's work, including obsessions with inadequate fathers, various types of mourning, and a recurring taste for "the foreign." The volume also includes an insightful interview with the director.

  • The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance

    The National Barn Dance was the nation's most popular country music radio show during the 1930s and 1940s, essentially defining country and western entertainment until it was supplanted by the Grand Ole Opry and rock 'n' roll in the 1950s. Broadcast for more than three decades from Chicago on WLS's powerful 50,000-watt signal, the show reached listeners throughout the Midwest, the East Coast, and large regions of the South, delivering popular entertainment to rural and urban areas and celebrating the folk traditions that were fading in an increasingly urbanized America.

    Drawing on the colorful commentary of performers and former listeners, these essays analyze the National Barn Dance and its audience, trace the history of barn dance radio, explore the paradox of country music in a major urban center, investigate notions of authenticity in the presentation of country music and entertainment, and delve into other provocative issues raised by the barn dance phenomenon.

    Contributors are Chad Berry, Michael T. Bertrand, Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Don Cusic, Wayne W. Daniel, Loyal Jones, Kristine M. McCusker, Stephen Parry, Susan Smulyan, Paul L. Tyler, and Michael Ann Williams.

  • Contested Castle: Gothic Novels and the Subversion of Dome

    The Gothic novel emerged out of the romantic mist alongside a new conception of the home as a separate sphere for women. Looking at novels from Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Kate Ferguson Ellis investigates the relationship between these two phenomena of middle-class culture--the idealization of the home and the popularity of the Gothic--and explores how both male and female authors used the Gothic novel to challenge the false claim of home as a safe, protected place. Linking terror -- the most important ingredient of the Gothic novel -- to acts of transgression, Ellis shows how houses in Gothic fiction imprison those inside them, while those locked outside wander the earth plotting their return and their revenge.

  • The Mormon History Association's Tanner Lectures: The First Twenty Years

    The Tanner lectures, an institution at the annual Mormon History Association meetings, were established to provide scholars of Mormonism with a perspective for their historical record. This volume includes the lectures for the last two decades of the twentieth century, a general introduction, and specialized introductions.

  • Atentado: La Conjura de Igeldo

    Aitor Pleguezuelos,un ertzaina mas en el cuerpo se ve involucrado en una tension creciente que desemboca en un atentado de increibles proporciones en la ciudad de Donostia. Y en ese escenario se veran involucrados el propio estado espanol, la yihad y el mossad. Un coctail explosivo en el que no todo es lo que parece y no necesariamente el final ha de coincidir con el inicio. O viceversa. Y todo le hace encaminarse hacia lo desconocido.

  • Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s

    In this multidisciplinary study, Amy Koritz examines the drama, dance, and literature of the 1920s, focusing on how artists used these different media to engage three major concurrent shifts in economic and social organization: the emergence of rationalized work processes and expert professionalism; the advent of mass markets and the consequent necessity of consumerism as a behaviour and ideology; and, the urbanization of the population, in concert with the invention of urban planning and the recognition of specifically urban subjectivities. Koritz analyzes plays by Eugene O'Neill, Elmer Rice, Sophie Treadwell, and Rachel Crothers; popular dance forms of the 1920s and the modern dance and choreography of Martha Graham; and, literature by Anzia Yezierska, John Dos Passos, and Lewis Mumford.

  • Sexual Generations: Star Trek, the Next Generation and Gender

    Boldly going where no one has gone before, Robin Roberts forges intriguing links between feminist politics and theory and the second Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. This lively discussion shows how science fiction's ability to make the familiar strange allows Star Trek to expose and comment on entrenched attitudes toward gender roles and feminist issues. By having aliens or sexually neutral beings enact female dominance or passivity, experience pregnancy or maternity, or suffer rape or abortion, Star Trek provides viewers with a new perspective on these experiences and an antidote to explicit and implicit cultural biases. Roberts maintains that the relevance of Star Trek: The Next Generation to feminist issues accounts as no other factor can for the program's huge following of female fans.
    The incisive and innovative readings in Sexual Generations provide food for thought about how the final frontier can clarify pressing questions of our own space and time.

  • Histoire Des Empereurs Et Des Autres Princes Qui Ont Régné Durant Les Six Premiers Siècles de l'Eglise, Vol. 2: Des Persécutions Qu'ils Ont Faites Aux ... Profanes, Et Des Personnes Les Plus Il

    Excerpt from Histoire des Empereurs Et des Autres Princes Qui Ont Regne Durant les Six Premiers Siecles de l'Eglise, Vol. 2: Des Persecutions qu'Ils Ont Faites aux Chretiens, de Leurs Guerres Contre les Juifs, des Ecrivains Profanes, Et des Personnes les Plus Illustres de Leur Temps; Qui Comprend Depuis Vespasien Jusqu'a la Mort de Pertinax

    Fabrctto fuo ejufdem tituli operi fubjunt'tum, non paginis d1r1n tum foel capirulis. Cl.ep. Ad Cor.c.11. P-98-1s Clementis Pape e'p1llola 1. Ad Corinthios ex Apofiol_icis Corelerii Par1fiis anne 1671. Claudia.de fexro Honorii confularu carmen. Lug. Bara. An. 1650. Clementis Alexandrini protreptioen feu admeni uo ad Genres.

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  • Chinese Street Opera in Singapore

    Since Singapore declared independence from Malaysia in 1965, Chinese street opera has played a significant role in defining Singaporean identity. In carefully tracing the history of amateur and professional performances in Singapore, Tong Soon Lee reflects on their role in fostering cultural nationalism and entrepreneurship. He explains that the government welcomes Chinese street opera performance because they combine tradition and modernism and promote a national culture that brings together Singapore's four main ethnic groups - Eurasian, Malay, Chinese and South Asian. In performing Chinese street opera, amateur troupes preserve their rich heritage by underscoring the Confucian mind-set that a learned person engages in the arts for moral and unselfish purposes. Educated performers also control behavior, emotions, and values. They are creative and innovative, and their use of new technologies indicates a modern, entrepreneurial spirit. Their performances bring together diverse ethnic groups to watch and to perform, Lee argues, while also encouraging a national attitude focused on both remembering the past and preparing for the future in Singapore.

  • Howard Pyle: Imagining An American School of Art

    Best remembered as an influential illustrator and teacher, Howard Pyle (1853-1911) produced magnificent artwork and engrossing books and magazine stories about King Arthur, Robin Hood, swashbuckling pirates, and the American Revolution. He also completed public murals and trained many famous artists and illustrators at the turn of the twentieth century, including N. C. Wyeth and Jessie Willcox Smith. This engaging portrait of the influential American artist, teacher, author, and muralist is the first fully documented treatment of Pyle's life and career.

    Drawing on numerous archival sources including Pyle's own letters to provide new perspectives on his life, Jill P. May and Robert E. May reveal Pyle to be a passionate believer that art should be understood and appreciated by the general public. His genteel values and artistic tastes shaped not only his own creative output but his influential work as a teacher, first at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry in Philadelphia and later at his own school in Delaware's Brandywine River Valley. May and May also show him to be far more supportive of women artists than is generally believed, explaining how he deployed club memberships and relationships with publishers and politicians to advance the prospects of his students. Duly measuring his influence on later artists, May and May detail his quest to lead a distinctively American school of art freed from European models.

    Amply illustrated with evocative photographs and color reproductions of his own and his students' work, this exceptional volume presents Howard Pyle's creative career and legacy for American popular culture as it has never been seen before.

  • Chicago Soul

    Chicago Soul chronicles the emergence of Chicago soul music out of the city's thriving rhythm-and-blues industry from the late 1950s through the late 1970s. The performers, A&R men, producers, distributors, deejays, studios, and labels that made it all happen take center stage in this first book to document the stunning rise and success of the Windy City as a soul music recording center.

  • Harrap's hispano : dictionnaire français-espagnol, espagnol-français


    • 135 000 mots et expressions
    • 200 000 traductions
    • Une couverture riche et actuelle de l'espagnol courant et specialise
    • Le vocabulaire de specialite
    • Une presentation claire et moderne
    • En supplement : la grammaire espagnole, des proverbes, des informations pratiques.

  • Les Massacres de Septembre (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Massacres de Septembre

    Cette conduite, que la prudence commandait dans un moment ou je savais que tous ceux de mon batail lon 1, echappes le 10 aout, etaient arretes ou en fuite, nous reussit jusqu'au 18; mais a cette epoque, les Jacobins, furieux de ne pouvoir decouvrir ma retraite, resolurent de se saisir de mon domestique.

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  • Palabras de hielo en pleno verano

    Libro de prosa poetica de 88 paginas dedicadas a expresar los pensamientos reflexivos de una adolescente.

  • Région Aurifère de la Nouvelle-Ecosse: Rapport Du Dr. T. Sterry Hunt, F. R. S., Adressé À Sir W. E. Logan, F. R. S., Directeur de l'Exploration Géologique Du Canada (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Region Aurifere de la Nouvelle-Ecosse: Rapport du Dr. T. Sterry Hunt, F. R. S., Adresse a Sir W. E. Logan, F. R. S., Directeur de l'Exploration Geologique du Canada

    Les statistiques suivantes, extraites du meme rapport, ne sont pas sans interet - Durant le dernier trimestre de 1867, la colonie de Victoria comptait mineurs de quartz activement em ployes; 800 milles carres de terrains auriferes, comprenant veines, etaient niersen exploitation; la valeur de l'outillage representait En 1866, on a extrait du quartz onces d'or; en outre, onces ont ete extraites des alluvions. Le broiemcnt de 86l,468 tonnes de quartz a donne un rendement moyen de 10 dwt. 16 gr. D'or par tonne; le nombre des mineurs de quartz etait et le rendement annuel moyen representait GBP117 es. 7ad. Pour chacun d'eux. Depuis la publi cation des statistiques des mines et Victoria, en a broye jusqu'a. La fin de 1866, tonnes de quartz, dont le rendement moyen a ete de 11 dwt. 23 gr. D'or par tonne.

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  • The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

    The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains. Including the children's play song "Shortenin' Bread," the fiddle tune "Bonaparte's Retreat," the blues song "Another Man Done Gone," and the spiritual "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down," these performances were recorded in kitchens and churches, on porches and in prisons, in hotel rooms and school auditoriums. Documented during the golden age of the Library of Congress recordings, they capture not only the words and tunes of traditional songs but also the sounds of life in which the performances were embedded: children laugh, neighbours comment, trucks pass by. Musician and researcher Stephen Wade sought out the performers on these recordings, their families, fellow musicians, and others who remembered them. He reconstructs the sights and sounds of the recording sessions themselves and how the music worked in all their lives. Some of these performers developed musical reputations beyond these field recordings, but for many, these tracks represent their only appearances on record: prisoners at the Arkansas State Penitentiary jumping on "the Library's recording machine" in a rendering of "Rock Island Line"; Ora Dell Graham being called away from the schoolyard to sing the jump-rope rhyme "Pullin' the Skiff "; Luther Strong shaking off a hungover night in jail and borrowing a fiddle to rip into "Glory in the Meetinghouse." Reflecting decades of research and detective work, the profiles and abundant photos in The Beautiful Music All Around Us bring to life largely unheralded individuals - domestics, farm laborers, state prisoners, schoolchildren, cowboys, housewives and mothers, loggers and miners - whose music has become part of the wider American musical soundscape. The book also includes an accompanying CD that presents these thirteen performances, songs and sounds of America in the 1930s and '40s. By exploring how these singers and instrumentalists exerted their own creativity on inherited forms, "amplifying tradition's gifts," Wade shows how a single artist can make a difference within a democracy. The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains. Including the children's play song "Shortenin' Bread," the fiddle tune "Bonaparte's Retreat," the blues "Another Man Done Gone," and the spiritual "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down," these performances were recorded in kitchens and churches, on porches and in prisons, in hotel rooms and school auditoriums. Documented during the golden age of the Library of Congress recordings, they capture not only the words and tunes of traditional songs but also the sounds of life in which the performances were embedded: children laugh, neighbors comment, trucks pass by. Musician and researcher Stephen Wade sought out the performers on these recordings, their families, fellow musicians, and others who remembered them. He reconstructs the sights and sounds of the recording sessions themselves and how the music worked in all their lives. Some of these performers developed musical reputations beyond these field recordings, but for many, these tracks represent their only appearances on record: prisoners at the Arkansas State Penitentiary jumping on "the Library's recording machine" in a rendering of "Rock Island Line"; Ora Dell Graham being called away from the schoolyard to sing the jump-rope

  • Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression

    Showcasing American music and music making during the Great Depression, Hard Luck Blues presents more than two hundred photographs created by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration photography program. With an appreciation for the amateur and the local, FSA photographers depicted a range of musicians sharing the regular music of everyday life, from informal songs in migrant work camps, farmers' homes, barn dances, and on street corners to organized performances at church revivals, dance halls, and community festivals. Captured across the nation from the northeast to the southwest, the images document the last generation of musicians who learned to play without the influence of recorded sound, as well as some of the pioneers of Chicago's R & B scene and the first years of amplified instruments. The best visual representation of American roots music performance during the Depression era, Hard Luck Blues features photographs by Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, and others.

    Photographer and image researcher Rich Remsberg breathes life into the images by providing contextual details about the persons and events captured, in some cases drawing on interviews with the photographers' subjects. Also included are a foreword by author Nicholas Dawidoff and an afterword by music historian Henry Sapoznik.

    Published in association with the Library of Congress.

  • Harrap's Michel Thomas méthode Anglais Perfectionnement

    Une methode 100% audio pour perfectionner son anglais rapidement dans les conditions d'un cours particulier.

    Principe :
    4 CD de plus d'une heure chacun pour acquerir une maitrise fonctionnelle de l'anglais

    Une methode basee sur la comprehension intelligente de la langue et de sa structure :
    - aucun livre, aucune prise de note : tout l'apprentissage passe par l'ecoute attentive
    - une methode progressive : l'anglais est aborde par ses similarites avec le francais, et assimile par la comprehension et la repetition
    - un rythme flexible
    - un apprentissage convivial : l'apprentissage se fait en meme temps que deux autres eleves
    - l'essentiel de l'anglais : regles de grammaire et de conjugaison, vocabulaire courant, prononciation

  • George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait

    George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself - no family of his own and no real home in music. In this book, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs.

  • Joseph Smith III: Pragmatic Prophet

    This masterful study charts the extensive common ground and telling differences between two widely separated coal-mining communities: Lanarkshire, in the Clyde Valley of southwest Scotland, and the northern Illinois coalfield that became a prime destination for skilled Scottish migrant miners in the mid-nineteenth century. Challenging the prevailing exceptionalist paradigm of labor history, John Laslett examines the social, economic, and political context of each of these communities in generous detail. He traces the progressive heightening of class consciousness as the coal industry evolved from skilled hand labor to an increasingly mechanized extraction process and the escalating hostility between miners and mineowners as their interests split along class lines. Examining the rise of militant industrial unionism in both areas, Laslett provides a sophisticated explanation of the American and Scottish miners' divergent approaches to collectivist solutions. Based on a profound knowledge of both communities, Colliers across the Sea tells a compelling story of industrial transformation's human costs, of conflict and greed, and of democratic aspirations and community.

  • Aesopica: A Series of Texts Relating to Aesop or Ascribed to Him or Closely Connected with the LIterary Tradition That bears His Name, Collected and ... with a commentary and Historical Essay

    The most complete corpus of the proverbs and fables of Aesop ever assembled

    Ben Edwin Perry's Aesopica remains the definitive edition of all fables reputed to be by Aesop. The volume begins traditionally with a life of Aesop, but in two different and previously unedited Greek versions, with collations that record variations in the major recensions. It includes 179 proverbs attributed to Aesop and 725 carefully organized fables, for which Perry also provides their eldest known sources. To better evaluate the place of Aesop in literary history, Perry includes testimonies about Aesop made by Greek and Latin authors, from Herodotus to Maximus Planudes.

  • Harrap's Actual

    135 000 mots et expressions
    190 000 traductions

    ? Les termes francais et espagnols les plus recents, par pays et par region
    ? De nombreux exemples
    ? 300 encadres sur les faux-amis

    En supplement, les difficultes grammaticales et les conjugaisons

  • Harrap Italian Verbs

    Includes notes on tenses and constructions, over 200 fully conjugated verbs, an index of 2,400 Italian verbs referring you to the relevant conjugation, and a new English-Italian index.

  • Á quoi rêvent les autistes?

    Deuxieme edition d'un ouvrage de 2017, ecrit par le pere d'un jeune homme de 25 ans, autiste severe et mutique. Dans l'impossibilite de communiquer correctement avec lui, il a synthetise une trentaine de temoignages d'autistes, pour la plupart Asperger, ou de proches. Il en a extrait des lignes guides qu'il a pu comparer au comportement de son fils. L'ouvrage traite de themes aussi fondamentaux que la gestion des emotions, le role des stereotypies, le mode de raisonnement, la relation a la nourriture, les difficultes liees au sommeil, les problemes de communication mais aussi la sexualite, la religion, la maladie, la mort, etc. Au total, ce sont plus de 130 themes qui sont abordes dans autant de chapitres, melant ecrits d'autistes ou de proches et pensees personnelles.

  • Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles


    The hit movie La Bamba (based on the life of Richie Valens), the
    versatile singer Linda Ronstadt, and the popular rock group Los Lobos
    all have roots in the dynamic music of the Mexican-American community
    in East Los Angeles. With the recent "Eastside Renaissance"
    in the area, barrio music has taken on symbolic power throughout the Southwest,
    yet its story has remained undocumented and virtually untold. In Barrio
    Rhythm, Steven Loza brings this hidden history to life, demonstrating
    the music's essential role in the cultural development of East Los Angeles
    and its influence on mainstream popular culture.
    Drawing from oral histories and other primary sources, as well as from
    appropriate representative songs, Loza provides a historical overview
    of the music from the nineteenth century to the present and offers in-depth
    profiles of nine Mexican-American artists, groups, and entrepreneurs in
    Southern California from the post-World War II era to the present. His
    interviews with many of today's most influential barrio musicians, including
    members of Los Lobos, Eddie Cano, Lalo Guerrero, and Willie
    chronicle the cultural forces active in this complex urban community.

  • Mémoires de Saint-Simon, Vol. 27 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires de Saint-Simon, Vol. 27

    Ce que j'estimai le plus important a faire, et le plus presse a executer, fut l'entier renversement du systeme de gouvernement interieur dont le cardinal Mazarin a empoisonne le' Roi et le royaume. Un etranger de la lie du peuple, qui ne tient a rien et qui n'a d'autre dieu que sa grandeur et sa puissance, ne songe a l'etat qu'il gou verne que par rapport a soi. Il en meprise les lois, le genie, les avantages il en ignore les regles et les formes; il ne pense qu'a tout subjuguer, a tout confondre, a faire que tout soit peuple, et, comme cela ne se peut executer que sous le nom du roi, il ne craint pas de rendre le prince odieux, ni de faire passer dans son esprit sa per nicieuse politiqu'e. On l'a vu insulter au plus proche sang royal, se faire redouter du Roi, maltraiter la Reine mere en la dominant toujours, abattre tous les ordres du royaume, en hasarder la perte a deux differentes reprises par ses divisions a son sujet3, et perpetuer la guerre au dehors pour sa surete et ses avantages, plutot que de ceder le timon qu'il avoit usurpe. Enfin on l'a vu regner en plein par lui - meme par son exterieur et par son auto rite, et ne laisser au Roi que la figure du monarque. C'est dans ce scandaleux eclat qu'il est mort avec les etablisse.

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  • St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange De Bellerive

    The standard story of St. Louis's founding tells of fur traders Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau hacking a city out of wilderness. St. Louis Rising overturns such gauzy myths with the contrarian thesis that French government officials and institutions shaped and structured early city society. Of the former, none did more than Louis St. Ange de Bellerive. His commitment to the Bourbon monarchy and to civil tranquility made him the prime mover as St. Louis emerged during the tumult following the French and Indian War.

    Drawing on new source materials, the authors delve into the complexities of politics, Indian affairs, slavery, and material culture that defined the city's founding period. Their alternative version of the oft-told tale uncovers the imperial realities--as personified by St. Ange--that truly governed in the Illinois Country of the time, and provide a trove of new information on everything from the fur trade to the arrival of the British and Spanish after the Seven Years' War.

  • Géologie de la Belgique, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Geologie de la Belgique, Vol. 2

    Quant aux listes de fossiles, je me suis attache a les rendre aussi completes que possible, et je crois que l'on ine saura gre d'avoir indique, dans la plupart de ces listes, et pour chaque espece, soit les sources consultees pour leurs gisements, soit les ouvrages qui ont servi a leur determination.

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  • Harrap's Compact Dictionnaire [Allemand-Français / Français-Allemand]

    - 110 000 mots et expressions.

    - 145 000 traductions.

    - Un vocabulaire dense et moderne.

    - Un traitement detaille de tous les sens des mots.

    - L'introduction de nombreuses expressions idiomatiques.

    - La partie allemand-francais du dictionnaire propose les nouvelles et les anciennes orthographes des mots concernes par la reforme, afin de permettre la traduction de tout document de langue allemande quelle que soit sa date de parution. La partie francais-allemand donne directement les traductions avec la nouvelle orthographe.

    - Un supplement pratique de 62 pages : de nombreux exemples de correspondances privees et professionnelles et un guide de communication adapte aux situations d'echange les plus courantes.

  • On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

    Ruth Milkman's groundbreaking research in women's labor history has contributed important perspectives on work and unionism in the United States. On Gender, Labor, and Inequality presents four decades of Milkman's essential writings, tracing the parallel evolutions of her ideas and the field she helped define. Milkman's introduction frames a career-spanning scholarly project: her interrogation of historical and contemporary intersections of class and gender inequalities in the workplace, and the efforts to challenge those inequalities. Early chapters focus on her pioneering work on women's labor during the Great Depression and the World War II years. In the book's second half, Milkman turns to the past fifty years, a period that saw a dramatic decline in gender inequality even as growing class imbalances created greater-than-ever class disparity among women. She concludes with a previously unpublished essay comparing the impact of the Great Depression and the Great Recession on women workers.

  • Harrap's Chambers School English


    • 70 000 mots, exemples et definitions
    • Une large couverture du vocabulaire courant et technique
    • Des encadres pedagogiques sur la langue anglaise

  • Illinois: A History in Pictures

    Offering a rich and expansive history that extends far beyond the familiar anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln and the Great Chicago Fire, "Illinois: A History in Pictures" gathers drawings, engravings, photographs, maps, and other illustrations to inspire imaginations young and old to envision the history of Illinois in all its depth and breadth. Gerald A. Danzer distills the story of Illinois from these visual artifacts, exploring the state's history from its earliest peoples and their encounters with European settlers, through territorial struggles and the strife of the Civil War, and into the modern era of industry and urbanization.More than one hundred images capture dramatic moments and illustrate the growth and changes in the Prairie State's history, from the settlement of its territories to the construction of homes, factories, and statehouses. Danzer pays special attention to the maps of Illinois, showing how the state's character and prosperity have been shaped by the Great Lakes and great rivers at its borders and by the roads and railroads built to connect its people.Attending closely to the details of daily life, "Illinois: A History in Pictures" also focuses on notable people throughout the state's history, including the Ottawa chief Pontiac and the Sauk chief Black Hawk, pioneers of social justice Jane Addams and Mother Jones, sports heroes such as Red Grange, and of course American leaders Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. Danzer connects personal and local experiences to national affairs and global perspectives, pointing to Illinois's diverse populations and culture in the new millennium."

  • Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Patriarch and Pioneer

    Heber C. Kimball was Mormonism's most colorful leader and a major force
    in shaping, sustaining, and spreading the Mormon faith. Only Joseph Smith
    and Brigham Young wielded as much authority or had as much influence during
    the first four decades of the Mormon church. This is the first comprehensive
    and objective biography of Kimball since 1888. Stanley B. Kimball, Heber's
    great-great-grandson, shows us the man in all of his many dimensions---missionary,
    pioneer, preacher, politician, farmer, father, and husband.
    "Superb! This is a superior biography, based almost entirely on
    manuscript sources, few of which have been used or even examined by other
    scholars. It is new, it is fresh, it is fast-moving, it has the ring of
    truth, there is little editorializing, and it is written with economy,
    clarity, and balance."
    -- Leonard J. Arrington, author of Brigham Young: American Moses

  • Encyclopédie Des Sciences Médicales, Vol. 2: Première Division; Anatomie Et Physiologie, II (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Encyclopedie des Sciences Medicales, Vol. 2: Premiere Division; Anatomie Et Physiologie, II

    Ces nerfs naissent de cette protuberan ce elle - meme ou de ses prolongements, mais principalement de ceux - ci. Ce sont 1? les moteurs oculaires communs; 2? les pathetiques 3? les trijumeaux 4?les mo teurs oculaires externes 5? les faciaux 6? les auditifs.

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  • The Saints and the Union: Utah Territory During the Civil War

    "The history of Utah during the Civil War can be written largely in terms of two personalities, and this E.B. Long has done. They were Brigham Young, the dynamic and commanding president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and General Patrick Edward Connor, the mercurial Irishman who commanded federal troops in Utah from 1862 to 1865...Those who like their history straight from the sources will find "The Saints and the Union" a gem...[It] is solid history, comprehensively documenting an important period in Utah and Mormon history". (Robert M. Utley, "Journal of Southern History"). "Clearly the standard history of an unusual and interesting aspect of the Civil War". (G. Thomas Edwards, "Pacific Northwest Quarterly"). "[Long] avoids the provincialism that has persistently plagued Mormon history by placing his account firmly within the broader perspective of American history...[This] is a solid, scholarly, objective work which deserves the attention of all students of Mormonism, the Civil War, and the American West". (Newell G. Bringhurst, "Journal of the West"). "Long presents a wealth of material that vividly illustrates the paranoia, suspicion, and fear - real or feigned - that characterized the poles of authority - civil, military, and religious - in Utah during the war years...By letting the major personalities in Utah speak their minds during these troubled years, E.B. Long's book provides a much greater understanding of the Civil War on the western border". (Harwood P. Hinton, "Civil War History").

  • Serving Genius: Carlo Maria Giulini

    Serving Genius tells the life story of Carlo Maria Giulini, one of the most renowned and beloved conductors of the twentieth century. Detailing Giulini's extraordinary professional career, Thomas D. Saler also chronicles Giulini's personal life, including his musical awakening while growing up amid the spectacular beauty of the Dolomite mountains, his years as a student in Rome's Academy of St. Cecilia, his conscription into the Italian army during World War II, his nine months in hiding for his anti-fascist and pacifist beliefs, and his selfless devotion to his wife, Marcella.

    A humble master who shunned the limelight, Giulini took a deeply emotional and subjective approach to making music. Saler provides uniquely detailed analysis of Giulini's nuanced musicianship and the way he conveyed that musicianship to the orchestra through physical gestures. Meditating on the very art of conducting at which Giulini excelled, Saler discusses each of the conductor's major musical appointments, including stints with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. The book also addresses his repertoire of choice, leadership style, and moral framework.

    Drawing on extensive interviews with Giulini's family, music critics, arts administrators, orchestra members, and collaborating soloists, Serving Genius draws out the personal amid the professional life of this giant among twentieth-century conductors.

  • Manoel De Oliveira

    Understanding the iconoclastic work of a lifelong cinematic pioneer

    With a career spanning over seventy years, Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira may be the oldest active filmmaker in the world today. Known for his distinctive formal techniques and philosophical treatment of themes such as frustrated love, nationhood, evil, and divine grace, the director's work has run consistently against the mainstream. Focusing primarily on his feature films, Randal Johnson navigates Oliveira's massive oeuvre, locating his work within the broader context of Portuguese and European cinema. He also examines multiple aspects of Oliveira's conception of film language, ranging from early concerns with cinematic specificity to hybrid discourses suggesting a tenuous line between film and theater on the one hand, and between fiction and documentary on the other.

    A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited by James Naremore

  • Harrap's Vocabulaire allemand

    Le guide indispensable pour acquerir ou reviser le vocabulaire allemand. Plus de 7 000 mots et expressions classes par theme. 61 themes pour aborder tout le vocabulaire courant. Des exemples en fin de chapitre pour illustrer certains termes. Des encadres pour expliquer les difficultes de traduction (faux amis, etc.) ou de grammaire. Un index d'environ 2 000 mots. Une presentation tres claire en deux couleurs.

  • The History of the Saints: Or, an Expose' of Joe Smith and Moronism ,

    Calling Joseph Smith "one of the grossest and most infamous impostors that ever appeared upon the face of the earth," John Cook Bennett exposes a viper's nest of bitterness and corruption in his inflammatory "History of the Saints", which appeared in 1842. Issuing dire warnings of a Mormon conspiracy to overthrow the government, Bennett catalogs the "Mormon Monster's career of imposture, iniquity, and treason" while presenting testimonies to his own unsullied character. Castigating the church and everyone associated with it, he describes the elaborate "seraglio" - the hierarchy of females at the disposal of men of power - and the Mormons' military and civic organization, as well as their secret societies, including the Danites, an elite group of spies and informers who purportedly dressed as women while engaged in their dark schemes. This same John Bennett had been Joseph Smith's assistant president and close confidant, as well as the mayor of the city of Nauvoo, a major general of its militia, and a chancellor of its university. Andrew F. Smith's introduction examines this enigmatic character, putting Bennett's disavowal of the church and his near-fanatical crusade into perspective. He sketches Bennett's Barnumesque adult life and his initial embracing of Mormonism, as well as the events that turned him against it. He also discusses the book's publication history, its reception by the Mormons and the press, and Bennett's habit of editing himself out of accounts of Mormon misdeeds in which he was involved. Although generally dismissed by Mormon scholars as the work either of a true believer who went astray or of an opportunist masquerading as a devout religious convert, "Bennett's History" did correctly report on Smith's polygamy and predict the rise of a Mormon theocracy, though not in the location he expected. Wherever the truth lies, History of the Saints is a titillating concoction of indignation, revelation, and vituperation.

  • Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire, Vol. 88: Lettres de l'Impératrice de Russie Et de M. de Voltaire (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire, Vol. 88: Lettres de l'Imperatrice de Russie Et de M. De Voltaire

    Son miel nourrit fa cire eclaire Mais quand elle a le don de plaire, Ce fuperflu ne gate rien.

    Minerve propice a la terre, Inliruilit les grofliers humains, Planta l'olivier de les mains Et battit le dieu de la guerre.

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  • LES NOUVEAUX VERTUEUX

    Ils sont nos nouveaux bien-pensants : ils etaient autrefois reactionnaires et se disaient de droite, ils sont aujourd'hui progressistes et se croient de gauche. Leur caracteristique ? Juger les faits et les opinions selon leur idee de la vertu, et non selon la verite, puisque leur morale s'accommode du mensonge. Leurs moyens ? Les medias. Leurs armes ? La negation des faits et la nazification des opinions. Ils s'appellent Plenel, Fourest, Joffrin, Ruquier, Boutelja, Diallo, Taubira, Thuram, Noah, Melenchon, Berge, Garrido, Schiappa - mais leur nom est Legion : ce sont les nouveaux vertueux, et ils mentent en meute, car quitter la solitude, c'est quitter la verite.

  • The Selected Papers of Jane Adams: Preparing to Lead, 1860-81

    Filling a void in Jane Addams scholarship, this first volume of The Selected Papers of Jane Addams collects extant documents from the formative years of the major American historical figure, intellectual, social activist, and author. Documenting the early development of Addams's social principles, the documents reveal the leadership skills that led her into a life of public commitment.

    For all her public compassion and visibility as an outspoken pacifist, Progressive reformer, and founder of Hull-House, Addams was an intensely private person who revealed her personal side only to family and close friends. Drawing on letters, diaries, and other writings from her childhood in Cedarville, Illinois, and her education at the Rockford Female Seminary, this volume provides heretofore unavailable insight into her developing ideas, educational experiences, and personal relationships.

    More than just biographical records, The Selected Papers of Jane Addams defines the era in which Addams lived. Unique yet representative of the spiritual ideals and political sensibilities of post-Civil War women and society, Addams's lesser-known, personal writings are necessary reading for scholars and historians. The volume explores important themes, including the migration of families westward, the first generation of college women, and the religious and domestic lives of nineteenth-century Americans. The editors' rich annotation of individuals and events featured in the documents and appendix of biographical profiles represent a trove of primary research and place the documents in historical context.

  • The Study of Ethnomusicology : Thirty-Three Discussions

    Known affectionately as "The Red Book," Bruno Nettl's The Study of Ethnomusicology became a classic upon its original publication in 1983. Scholars and students alike have hailed it not just for its insights but for a disarming, witty style able to engage and entertain even casual readers while providing essential grounding in the field. In this third edition, Nettl revises the text throughout, adding new chapters and discussions that take into account recent developments across the field and reflecting on how his thinking has changed or even reversed itself during his sixty-year career. An updated bibliography rounds out the volume.

  • Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales

    Vance Randolph has long been an undeniable presence on the American folklore scholarship scene. His Ozark corpus is "the best known single body of regional folklore in the United States," according to Richard Dorson, director of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University. And Gershon Legman, the world's leading scholar of sexual and scatological humor, has called Randolph "the greatest and most successful field collector and regional folklorist that America ever had." In Legman's estimation, "We have no one else like him. He is a national treasure, like Mark Twain.
    Randolph's reputation rests on the massive accumulation of folksong, folktale, and ballad materials he collected during forty years of living and working in the Ozarks. Unfortunately, in the 1950s when Randolph published several collection of Ozark tales, the material in this volume was considered unprintable.
    Pissing in the Snow departs from the academic prudery that until recently has restricted the amount of bawdy folklore available for study. It presents a body of material that for twenty years has circulated only in manuscript or microfilm under its present title.
    When placed in their rightful context alongside Randolph's other collections of folk material, the bawdy tales help provide evidence of what Ozark hill people think about their own lives and language. As Rayna Green writes in her introduction, "The entire body of material . . . offers a picture of expressive behavior unparalleled by any other American region's or group's study." Hoffmann's annotations draw parallels between the erotic narrative tradition of the Ozarks and that in other parts of the country and the world, especially Europe.

  • Midwestern Landscape Architecture

    This richly illustrated collection profiles the bold innovators in landscape architecture who, around the turn of the twentieth century, ventured into the nation's heartland to develop a new style of design celebrating the native midwestern landscape.
    The pioneers of landscape architecture in the Midwest are responsible for creating some of the most recognizable parks, cemeteries, recreation areas, and other public gathering places in the region. Midwestern Landscape Architecture includes essays on Adolph Strauch, who introduced a new concept of visually integrated landscape treatment in Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery; William Le Baron Jenney, designer of Chicago's diverse West Parks; and Jens Jensen, who created the American Garden in Union Park in Chicago (a celebration of native flora) and founder of The Clearing, a unique school of the arts and humanities in Wisconsin. Other major figures include Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., co-designer of New York's Central Park, whose work in the Midwest included the layout of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and Ossian Cole Simonds, who helped reconcile the formal approach of the City Beautiful movement with the naturalism of the Prairie School in urban park design.
    This volume also details the contributions of crusaders for ecological awareness and an appreciation of the region's natural heritage. These include horticultural writer Wilhelm Miller, who spread the ideals of the Prairie style, and Genevieve Gillette, a landscape architect and conservationist whose preservation efforts led to the establishment of numerous Michigan state parks and wilderness areas.
    Midwestern Landscape Architecture fosters a better understanding of how landscape design took shape in the Midwest and how the land itself inspired new solutions to enhance its understated beauty. Despite Olmsted's assessment of the Illinois prairie as "one of the most tiresome landscapes that I ever met with," the Midwest has amassed an important legacy of landscape design that continues to influence how people interact with their environment in the heartland.

  • Sacred Song in America: Religion, Music, and Public Culture

    In Sacred Song in America, Stephen A. Marini explores the full range of American sacred music and demonstrates how the meanings and functions of this musical expression can contribute to a greater understanding of religious culture. Marini examines the role of sacred song across the United States, from the musical traditions of Native Americans and the Hispanic peoples of the Southwest, to the Sacred Harp singers of the rural South and the Jewish music revival to the music of the Mormon, Catholic, and Black churches. Including chapters on New Age and Neo-Pagan music, gospel music, and hymnals as well as interviews with iconic composers of religious music, Sacred Song in America pursues a historical, musicological, and theoretical inquiry into the complex roles of ritual music in the public religious culture of contemporary America.

  • 1717-2017 DRUIDE Tome 1 Le Temps du Roman

    La tradition des druides historiques, composante spirituelle de la civilisation celtique, a connu son apogee a l'aube du Second Age du fer (-475, -25). Essentiellement orale, elle a ensuite rencontre deux ecueils majeurs, la conquete romaine, puis l'evangelisation, de telle sorte qu'elle n'a pu se transmettre integralement jusqu'a nos jours. Alors peut-on se dire druide encore aujourd'hui, et si oui, dans quelle mesure ? C'est ce que Jean-Claude Cappelli nous propose de decouvrir, par le biais d'un nouvel essai qu'il decline en trois volumes. Le premier, intitule << Le Temps du Roman >>, est consacre aux << Gaulois >> tels que les avaient envisages les redacteurs du << Roman national >>. Le deuxieme, intitule << Le Temps de l'Histoire >>, tentera, en se referant aux publications des historiens et des archeologues d'aujourd'hui, de replacer ces memes << Gaulois >> dans le contexte reel de l'Histoire. Le troisieme, << Le Temps de l'Esprit >>, sera dedie a la spiritualite des druides d'hier et d'aujourd'hui

  • Harrap's méthode d'Italien Livre

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante


  • La Chimie Au Moyen Âge, Vol. 2: Ouvrage Publié Sous Les Auspices Du Ministère de l'Instruction Publique; l'Alchimie Syriaque (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Chimie au Moyen Age, Vol. 2: Ouvrage Publie Sous les Auspices du Ministere de l'Instruction Publique; L'Alchimie Syriaque

    Si l'on ajoute a cette liste l'ecole de Harran, siege des Sa l)eens, adorateurs des astres et derniers heritiers de la culture babylonienne, on aura une idee du centre scientifique qui s'etait forme en Me50potamie, vers le v? siecle de notre ere, et qui subsista jusqu'au x1? siecle, epoque a laquelle il fut (le truit parle fanatisme musulman. Mais, auparavant, il avait en le temps d'exercer sur les conquerants arabes une influence profonde.

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  • Anthropology and the Dance: Ten Lectures

    Now in paperback, Anthropology and the Dance is a lively, controversial examination and discussion of theories of dance by the pioneer of the anthropology of human movement. Drid Williams's definitive text is explicitly intended for graduate students in anthropology faced with the wide spectrum of theories of human movement, including the dance, sign language, martial arts, and rituals. With its groundbreaking approach to this previously unexamined field, however, Anthropology and the Dance brings the study of human movement to readers in fields such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, ethnomusicology, library science, physical education, history, music, linguistics, dance, and dance education.

    Williams examines subjects ranging from Aboriginal and African dances to the Royal Ballet, and makes a compelling case for moving beyond the Western view of the dance as mere entertainment, locating human movement firmly and irrefutably within the sphere of serious study.

    Anthropology and the Dance: Ten Lectures is the thoroughly rewritten second edition of Ten Lectures on Theories of the Dance (1991). Included are a glossary of terms, indexes and notes, an updated bibliography, and an appendix, "An Exercise in Applied Personal Anthropology."

  • Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession

    Every day, noodle shops around the globe ladle out quick meals that fuel our go-go lives. But Ken Albala has a mission: to get YOU in the kitchen making noodle soup. This primer offers the recipes and techniques for mastering quick-slurper staples and luxurious from-scratch feasts. Albala made a different noodle soup every day for two years. His obsession yielded all you need to know about making stock bases, using dried or fresh noodles, and choosing from a huge variety of garnishes, flavorings, and accompaniments. He lays out innovative techniques for mixing and matching bases and noodles with grains, vegetables, and other ingredients drawn from an international array of cuisines. In addition to recipes both cutting edge and classic, Alabala describes new soup discoveries he created along the way. There's advice on utensils, cooking tools, and the oft-overlooked necessity of matching a soup to the proper bowl. Finally, he sprinkles in charming historical details that cover everything from ancient Chinese millet noodles to that off-brand Malaysian ramen at the back of the ethnic grocery store. Filled with more than seventy color photos and one hundred recipes, A World of Noodle Soup is an indispensable guide for cooking, eating, and loving a universal favorite.

  • L'anglais en images: Dictionnaire illustré Anglais-Français

    Ce dictionnaire entierement illustre est l'outil parfait pour accompagner l'apprentissage de l'anglais de facon ludique. Il s'adresse a tous les enfants qui apprennent l'anglais au niveau CM, et qui souhaitent approfondir leurs connaissances a la maison.

    Tout le vocabulaire essentiel est presente sous forme de scenes vivantes et colorees et de petits dictionnaires illustres axes sur la vie d'une famille anglaise.
    Le livre est decoupe en plusieurs themes lies a l'univers de l'enfant, tels que ma famille, ma journee, ma maison, mes vetements, les vacances, les animaux, etc.Pour chaque theme, l'enfant pourra exercer sa comprehension et eventuellement tester sa prononciation grace a un dialogue enregistre sur le CD audio.

    Les notions principales a connaitre sont presentees de facon simple et ludique, pour permettre a l'enfant de mieux assimilier : notion de temps et d'espace, les sentiments, les contraires, etc.Quelques informations culturelles sur les traditions, les fetes, la vie en Grande-Bretagne, ainsi que des activites sur internet completent cet ouvrage et en font un veritable accompagnement a la decouverte de l'anglais.

  • Lost Legacy: The Mormon Office of Presiding Patriarch

    The hereditary office of Presiding Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, first occupied by the father of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, had long seemed the focal point of a struggle for authority between those appointed and those born to leadership positions. This book argues that the office's 1979 demise was inevitable.

  • Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920

    Mamie Smith's 1920 recording of 'Crazy Blues' is commonly thought to signify the beginning of commercial attention to blues music and culture, but by that year more than 450 other blues titles had already appeared in sheet music and on recordings. In this examination of early popular blues, Peter C. Muir traces the genre's early history and the highly creative interplay between folk and popular forms, focusing especially on the roles W. C. Handy played in both blues music and the music business. Closely analyzing sheet music and other print sources that have previously gone unexamined, "Long Lost Blues" revises our understanding of the evolution and sociology of blues at its inception, leading to new insights on the blues industry's scope and importance to mainstream America.

  • Lost Sounds: Blacks And the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

    An in-depth history of the involvement of African-Americans in the early recording industry, this text examines the first three decades of sound recording in the United States, charting the vigorous and varied roles black artists played in the period leading up to the Jazz Age.

  • Alice Tully: An Intimate Portrait

    Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center is one of the most famous performing spaces in New York City, and the woman behind it was one of the city's most private philanthropists. This intimate memoir is an engaging encounter with a gracious and influential supporter of the arts. Albert Fuller's close friendship with Miss Tully over a period of more than thirty years allows him unique insight into her eventful life and colorful personality. The daughter of a Corning heiress and a state senator, Miss Tully trained as a singer in Europe before turning her love of music toward enlightened philanthropy. Chair of the board of directors for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for nearly twenty-five years, she also served on the boards of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and The Juilliard School, and as a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Museum of Modern Art. For her cultural contributions, New York City awarded her the Handel Medallion, and France conferred on her the three steps of the National Order of Merit as well as the prestigious Legion of Honor. A charming woman whose activities influenced the musical tastes of New York City and the nation, Alice Tully reveals herself here for the first time. Through this privileged portrait we discover an individual whose public generosity was matched by private courage, a quick intelligence, unfailing social grace, and a fierce and fearless love for life.

  • La Pharmacopée, Vol. 2: Raisonnée de Schroder, Commentee Par Michel Ettmuller (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Pharmacopee, Vol. 2: Raisonnee de Schroder, Commentee par Michel Ettmuller

    Ccz'pite' Eprevier. Alauda Aloiiette. Alceda Alc'yon. And Canard. Afw 0ye. Ardm Heron.

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  • Women, Gender, And Technology

    Looking into the co-creation of gender & technology, this work explores how gender & technology work in particular domains, including film narratives, reproductive technologies, information technology, & the profession of engineering.

  • Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

    Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Barrier Williams, Pauli Murray, and Toni Cade Bambara. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. As Cooper shows, their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge.

  • Cette cuillère n'existe plus !

    Ce livre rassemble quelques anecdotes de la vie quotidienne, et telles qu'un autiste Asperger peut les vivre selon sa perception singuliere de la vie. L'autisme n'est pas une maladie. Il s'agit d'une condition neurologique particuliere amenant tres souvent la personne autiste a une situation de handicap dans notre societe. Pour autant, cette condition neurologique differente apporte egalement des qualites tres precieuses. Parmi celles-ci, le sens du detail exacerbe, permet aux autistes de percevoir immediatement et de relever les incoherences qui se presentent a eux. Ces situations provoquent parfois des reactions cocasses, mais surtout de l'anxiete pour la personne autiste qui ne se sent pas toujours bien comprise. Ce livre met a jour certains de ces mecanismes. Il se veut contribuer activement et positivement a la construction du pont de comprehension necessaire entre les autistes et les personnes dites "neurotypiques".

  • Un Pays Particulier

    Ne fin 1904 dans le Bitscherland en Lorraine Thioise, Hermann Bickler frequenta le lycee de Sarreguemines a partir de 1915. Il etudia le droit a Strasbourg et l'economie politique a Marburg, en Allemagne. En 1934, il s'installa comme avocat a Strasbourg. Il s'engagea politiquement dans le mouvement patriotique alsacien-lorrain a partir de 1924. Au debut de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il fut mobilise dans l'armee francaise mais fut bientot arrete dans le cadre de la repression qui s'abattit alors contre les dirigeants autonomistes. Apres son retour de captivite, il participa a la reconstruction de l'Alsace. En 1942, il demissionna de toutes ses fonctions et fut affecte dans l'armee jusqu'a la fin de la guerre. Apres la guerre, celui qui fut notamment l'ami de Louis-Ferdinand Celine, dut s'exiler en Italie du Nord et vecut a partir de 1964 aux bords du Lac Majeur ou il mourut en 1984. Un temoignage inedit a destination des generations actuelles et futures d'Alsaciens et de Lorrains thiois.

  • Kingdom on the Mississippi Revisited: Nauvoo in Mormon History

    "A significant collection . . . that provides a depth and breadth
    of understanding reflective of the latest and best in Mormon history."
    -- Paul M. Edwards, author of Our Legacy of Faith: A Brief History
    of the RLDS
    Who were the Nauvoo Mormons? Were they Jacksonian Americans or did they
    embody some other weltanschaung? Why did this tiny Illinois town
    become such a protracted battleground for the Mormons and non-Mormons
    in the region? And what is the larger meaning of the Nauvoo experience
    for the various inheritors of the legacy of Joseph Smith, Jr.?
    Kingdom on the Mississippi Revisited includes fourteen thoughtful
    explanations that represent the most insightful and imaginative work on
    Mormon Nauvoo published in the last thirty years. The range of topics
    includes the Nauvoo Legion, the Mormon press, the political kingdom of
    God, the opposition of non-Mormons, the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, and
    the meaning of Nauvoo for Mormons. The introduction provides a critique
    of Nauvoo scholarship, and a closing bibliographical essay analyzes the
    historical literature on the Mormon experience at Nauvoo.

  • Josephine Baker in Art And Life: The Icon And the Image

    Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was a dancer, singer, actress, author, politician, militant, and philanthropist, whose images and cultural legacy have survived beyond the hundredth anniversary of her birth. Neither an exercise in postmodern deconstruction nor simple biography, Josephine Baker in Art and Life presents a critical cultural study of the life and art of the Franco-American performer whose appearances as the savage dancer Fatou shocked the world. Although the study remains firmly anchored in Josephine Baker's life and times, presenting and challenging carefully researched biographical facts, it also offers in-depth analyses of the images that she constructed and advanced. Bennetta Jules-Rosette explores Baker's far-ranging and dynamic career from a sociological and cultural perspective, using the tools of sociosemiotics to excavate the narratives, images, and representations that trace the story of her life and fit together as a cultural production.

  • Le Bon Sens Du Curé Meslier Suivi de Son Testament (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Le Bon Sens du Cure Meslier Suivi de Son Testament

    Meslier est curieux aussi. Il part un exemplaire pour vous; le bon grain etait etouffe dans l'ivraie de son in-folio. Un bon Suisse a fait l'extrait tres fidelement, et cet extrait peut faire beaucoup de bien. Quelle reponse aux insolents fanatiques qui traitent les sages de libertins! Quelle re ponse, miserables que vous etes, que le testament d'un pretre qui demande pardon a Dieu d'avoir ete chretien!

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  • To Us, All Flowers Are Roses

    Writing in The Hudson Review,
    David Mason has characterized Lorna Goodison's work as a "revelation
    to me, much of it beautiful for its simple negotiation of the line between
    life and art."
    One of the most distinguished
    contemporary poets of the Caribbean, Goodison draws on both African and
    European inheritances in her finely crafted poems, which often carry a
    sense of language's healing power in the face of the pain of the past.
    She deals thematically with the struggle of Caribbean women and writes
    in a fashion that has developed from conversational to more ritualistic.
    From reviews of Goodison's
    earlier works:
    "The evocative power
    of Lorna Goodison's poetry derives its urgency and appeal from the heart-and-mind
    concerns she has for language, history, racial identity, and gender."
    Andrew Salkey -- World Literature Today
    "A marvelous poet, one
    to savor and to chant aloud."
    -- Pat Monaghan, Booklist

  • Science Or Pseudoscience: Magnetic Healing, Psychic Phenomena, And Other Heterodoxies

    Although science attempts to draw a clear line separating its endeavors from those of "pseudoscience," Henry Bauer reveals that the distinction is both equivocal and misleading. Setting aside science's snowy mantle of truth, Bauer presents pseudoscience--or anomalistics--not as the opposite of science but as something that develops parallel to it.

    Science assumes anomalies--that is, phenomena that contradict the existing store of knowledge--result from error, contamination, or even deception: in short, from bad research technique, at best, and deliberate hoax, at worst. Anomalists, by contrast, accept such occurrences, often on the basis of eyewitness claims, as important in themselves and worthy of further study, even if they contradict prevailing theories and offer a minimal degree of reproducibility.

    Science or Pseudoscience explores the diffuse and porous borders between mainstream and unorthodoxy. A scientist himself, Bauer points out that some phenomena that have turned out to be spurious, such as polywater and cold fusion, were for a time taken quite seriously by respected members of the scientific community. Other anomalies, such as ball lightning and meteorites, were dismissed by many scientists but turned out to be legitimate discoveries. Meanwhile, science has failed to prove that phenomena encompassed by the "big three" subjects in anomalistics--parapsychology, ufology, and cryptozoology (e.g., the Loch Ness monster)--do not exist. Rather, science theorizes that these phenomena cannot exist, since today's scientific laws seem to hold them to be impossible.

    Bauer discusses anomalies such as archaeoastronomy (e.g., Stonehenge) and bioelectromagnetics and looks at how institutional, commercial, and political interests influence borderline research in mainstream laboratories. He also draws a distinction between fraud and commercial huckstering, on the one hand, and genuine knowledge-seeking about matters ignored by the established intellectual disciplines, on the other.

    Bauer notes that the more closely anomalistic research approaches science, the more strenuously it is criticized by the establishment, often in terms of heresy. Reminding us that geniuses are cranks who happen to be right while cranks may be geniuses who happen to be wrong, Science or Pseudoscience offers a measured and thoughtful assessment of this volatile debate.

  • Manuel de Matière Médicale de Thérapeutique Et de Pharmacie, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Manuel de Matiere Medicale de Therapeutique Et de Pharmacie, Vol. 1

    Chaque annee la therapeutique s'enrichit de faits utiles; je cbercberai tenir mes lecteurs au courant des progres des sciences pharmaceutiques dans mes Annuaires, que j'aurai soin de classer dans l'ordre de cet ouvrage.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

    This volume examines how Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, or SOLHOT, a radical youth intervention, provides a space for the creative performance and expression of Black girlhood and how this creativity informs other realizations about Black girlhood and womanhood. Founded in 2006 and co-organized by the author, SOLHOT is an intergenerational collective organizing effort that celebrates and recognizes Black girls as producers of culture and knowledge. Girls discuss diverse expressions of Black girlhood, critique the issues that are important to them, and create art that keeps their lived experiences at its center. Drawing directly from her experiences in SOLHOT, Ruth Nicole Brown argues that when Black girls reflect on their own lives, they articulate radically unique ideas about their lived experiences. She documents the creative potential of Black girls and women who are working together to advance original theories, practices, and performances that affirm complexity, interrogate power, and produce humanizing representation of Black girls' lives. Emotionally and intellectually powerful, this book expands on the work of Black feminists and feminists of color and breaks intriguing new ground in Black feminist thought and methodology.

  • Terrence Malick

    For a director who has made only four feature films over three decades, Terrence Malick has sustained an extraordinary critical reputation as one of America's most original and independent filmmakers. In this book, Lloyd Michaels analyzes each of Malick's four features in depth, emphasizing both repetitive formal techniques such as voiceover and long lens cinematography as well as recurrent themes drawn from the director's academic training in modern philosophy and American literature. Michaels explores Malick's synthesis of the romance of mythic American experience and the aesthetics of European art film. He performs close cinematic analysis of paradigmatic moments in Malick's films: the billboard sequence in Badlands, the opening credits in Days of Heaven, the philosophical colloquies between Witt and Welsh in The Thin Red Line, and the epilogue in The New World. This richly detailed study also includes the only two published interviews with Malick, both in 1975 following the release of his first feature film.

  • Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story

    As one of the best-known honky tonkers to appear in the wake of Hank Williams\u2019s death, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville\u2019s music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed over eighty songs on the country music charts, and founded the long-running country music periodical Music City News in 1963. Flamboyant, impulsive, and generous, he helped and encouraged a new generation of talented songwriter-performers that included Willie Nelson and Bill Anderson. In 2000, four years after his untimely death, Faron was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Presenting the first detailed portrayal of this lively and unpredictable country music star, Diane Diekman masterfully draws on extensive interviews with Young\u2019s family, band members, and colleagues. Impeccably researched, Diekman\u2019s narrative also weaves anecdotes from Louisiana Hayride and other old radio shows with ones from Young\u2019s business associates, including Ralph Emery. Her unique insider\u2019s look into Young\u2019s career adds to an understanding of the burgeoning country music entertainment industry during the key years from 1950 to 1980, when the music expanded beyond its original rural roots and blossomed into a national (ultimately, international) enterprise. Echoing Young\u2019s characteristic ability to entertain and surprise fans, Diekman combines an account of his public career with a revealing, intimate portrait of his personal life.

  • Guide de conversation Harrap's - Anglais

    Un guide de conversation indispensable pour profiter pleinement de tout sejour a l'etranger !

    Tout pour communiquer et se faire comprendre :
    - Plus de 1200 phrases pour s'exprimer en toute situation, organisees autour de grands themes :
    Voyager (reserver un billet, louer une voiture, faire un voyage d'affaires, se renseigner sur un hebergement, etc.),
    Cuisine et loisirs (sorties, visites de musees, shopping, commander au restaurant, etc.),
    Informations pratiques (argent et banque, poste, telephone, sante, fetes et jours feries, etc.)

    - Des transcriptions phonetiques simplifiees

    - Un dictionnaire bilingue de 6 500 mots

    - Une multitude d'astuces de de bons plans

    - Des informations culturelles et des conseils pratiques sur le pays.

  • The Shadows Rise: Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge Legend

    In recent decades the Ann Rutledge story has been treated as mythical rather than as an account of Abraham Lincoln's first but doomed love affair. What was once the central episode in his youthful emotional life has been forced to the margins of Lincoln scholarship, or beyond. In The Shadows Rise, the first book-length treatment of the subject, John Evangelist Walsh restores Ann Rutledge to her rightful place in the historical record. In 1945 the noted Lincoln scholar James G. Randall stated in his Lincoln biography that no real evidence existed to confirm Lincoln's love for Ann or the tales of his profound grief at her early death. Could it be that Lincoln's Illinois law partner, William Herndon, concocted the famous legend? It was in an 1866 lecture that Herndon himself first told the story of this tragic romance. During the past three years two scholars, John Y. Simon and Douglas Wilson, began the rehabilitation of Ann with a reexamination of Herndon's papers. Now, in The Shadows Rise, Walsh transcends and transforms recent research, re-creating the Lincoln-Rutledge story in all its dramatic fullness and depth. Along with new material and new interpretations he supplies some old-fashioned common sense. A highlight is his convincing reconstructions of Herndon's many interviews with Lincoln's New Salem friends, which go far toward exonerating him of the charge that he led his witnesses. Also of significance is Walsh's fresh examination of the Mary Owens affair, in which Lincoln's offer of marriage was refused.

  • Tintin au pays des mots : Dictionnaire illustré de l'anglais


    • Les termes les plus essentiels de l'anglais illustres par 900 vignettes tirees des albums de Tintin
    • 2 300 mots selectionnes
    • Un index francais-anglais pour une recherche plus aisee et plus rapide des mots anglais
    • En supplement : un memento de grammaire pour en maitriser les principales regles et la liste des verbes irreguliers

  • Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

    This reprint makes one of America's greatest humorists--and one of America's greatest humorous characters--available again to the public.

  • HARRAP/SHORTER COMPL.AE

    A single volume French-English dictionary.

  • Life of Henry David Thoreau

    A definitive and much-admired biography of Thoreau, now made available (and affordable!) in this first-ever paperback edition of Henry Salt's final version.

  • Harrap's Vocabulaire anglais

    Le guide indispensable pour acquerir ou reviser le vocabulaire anglais. Plus de 8 000 mots et expressions et par theme, avec les americanismes. 61 themes pour aborder tout le vocabulaire courant. Des exemples en fin de chapitre pour illustrer certains termes. Des encadres pour expliquer les difficultes, de traduction (faux amis, etc.) ou de grammaire. Un index d'environ 2000 mots. Une presentation tres claire en deux couleurs

  • Harrap's chinois : Méthode intégrale

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante

  • Tintin chez les anglais

    - 3 coffrets de difficulte progressive, qui peuvent etre utilises independamment (ils se composent d'un livre en couleurs et d'une cassette audio).

    - Ces ouvrages se fondent sur des activites ludiques, le rythme et la musicalite de la langue pour que les enfants exercent avec plaisir la prononciation, l'intonation et fassent travailler leur memoire.

    - Avec pour guide Tintin et comme compagnon de jeu Milou, ils apprennent en s'amusant. Le professeur Tournesol resume les points importants a retenir et les Duponts proposent des revisions sous forme d'enquete a resoudre.

  • HARRAP'S DICTIONNAIRE PRATIQUE ANGLAIS

    Un dictionnaire, en deux couleurs, pratique pour apprendre l'anglais

    ? Plus de 80 000 mots et expressions,
    ? 100 000 traductions,
    ? tout le vocabulaire courant et actuel,
    ? de nombreux termes specialises,
    ? des notes sur les faux-amis et les difficultes grammaticales.

    ? En supplement :
    ? Un guide de communication,
    ? une grammaire detaillee,
    ? les 150 expressions les plus courantes,
    ? une liste des verbes irreguliers anglais les plus courants.

    ? Inedit :
    ? Un guide de prononciation complet, accompagne de fichiers mp3 a telecharger, pour ameliorer sa prononciation

    ? 100 000 traductions
    ? Tout le vocabulaire courant et actuel pour bien pratiquer l'anglais
    ? Un grand nombre de termes specialises et une grande richesse de vocabulaire, et notamment celui apparu recemment comme grippe porcine, empreinte carbone et crise du credit (swine flu, carbon footprint et credit crunch).
    ? Des notes sur les faux-amis et les difficultes grammaticales.
    ? Les 150 expressions idiomatiques les plus courantes, avec des explications sur leur origine
    ? Un guide de communication orale et ecrite, avec plusieurs centaines de phrases pour exprimer des opinions et des emotions.

    ► Inedit : un guide de prononciation complet, accompagne de fichiers mp3 a telecharger sur www.harrap.com, pour ameliorer sa prononciation.

  • The Return of the Neighborhood As an Urban Strategy

    In this new volume, Michael A. Pagano curates essays focusing on the neighborhood's role in urban policy solutions. The papers emerged from dynamic discussions among policymakers, researchers, public intellectuals, and citizens at the 2014 UIC Urban Forum. As the writers show, the greater the city, the more important its neighborhoods and their distinctions. The topics focus on sustainable capital and societal investments in people and firms at the neighborhood level. Proposed solutions cover a range of possibilities for enhancing the quality of life for individuals, households, and neighborhoods. These include everything from microenterprises to factories; from social spaces for collective and social action to private facilities; affordable housing and safety to gated communities; and from neighborhood public education to cooperative, charter, and private schools. Contributors: Andy Clarno, Teresa Cordova, Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Pedro A. Noguera, Alice O'Connor, Mary Pattillo, Janet Smith, Nik Theodore, Elizabeth S. Todd-Breland, Stephanie Truchan, and Rachel Weber.

  • Histoire Des Peintres de Toutes Les Écoles: École Flamande (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire des Peintres de Toutes les Ecoles: Ecole Flamande

    Mais les Van Eyck ont fait davantage ils ne se sont pas bornes a perfectionner les procedes employes avant eux, ils ont ouvert a la peinture une voie nouvelle et c'est la leur meilleure gloire ils ont ete des inventeurs, non-seulement dans les pratiques du pinceau, dans la mise en oeuvre des couleurs, mais encore dans les choses de la pensee et du sentiment, qui sont l'essence meme de l'art.

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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Harrap's de poche : Dictionnaire allemand-français / français-allemand

    - 65 000 mots et expressions.

    - 140 000 traductions.

    - L'essentiel de l'allemand contemporain.

    - Les termes techniques et ceux des affaires.

    - Les sigles et abreviations les plus utiles.

  • Child's Unfinished Masterpiece: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

    The premier scholar of the English-language traditional or popular ballad, Francis James Child spent decades working on his widely read and performed collection, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. In this study of Child's life and work, Mary Ellen Brown analyzes Child's editorial methods, his decisions about which ballads to include, and his relationships with colleagues. Child's Unfinished Masterpiece shows readers what was at stake in Child's search for original manuscript materials housed at libraries and estates far afield and his desire to uncover unedited versions of previous editors' texts. In analyzing Child's extensive correspondence, Brown also delves into his important network of collaborators, scholars, and friends such as William Macmath, Sven Grundtvig, James Russell Lowell, and Charles Eliot Norton, who influenced the organization and content of his work.

  • Les enseignements secrets de Martinès de Pasqually. Notice historique sur le martinézisme et le martinisme

    La presente edition est la reedition d'un volume de la celebre Bibliotheque rosicrucienne. Franz von Baader est un important theosophe du debut du XIXe siecle. Parmi ses oeuvres, il a compose cette courte etude sur Martines de Pasqually. La notice historique est de Rene Philipon.

  • Parler le Polonais en voyage

    • Tous les mots, phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation en Pologne

    • Des conseils pratiques et des notes culturelles

    • Une presentation en deux couleurs tres claire

    • Exclusif : Une carte de Varsovie

  • Flawed Light: American Women Poets and Alcohol

    The relationship between alcoholism and the poetic process has been well established, but the history of heavy-drinking poets in the twentieth century tilts disproportionately toward male writers such as John Berryman, Robert Lowell, or Theodore Roethke. Women poets, however, were just as susceptible to alcohol, and they very often wrote about its effects on their bodies, minds, and lives. In this study, Brett C. Millier looks at the role of drinking in the lives and poetry of American women poets in the first half of the twentieth century. Millier reads the poems of Dorothy Parker, Louise Bogan, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elinor Wylie, Leonie Adams, Isabella Gardner, and Elizabeth Bishop - and in counterpoint, the poems of Jean Garrigue - to see how they negotiated their alcoholism with their art.

  • Spike Lee

    Since the release of Do the Right Thing in 1989, Spike Lee has established himself as a cinematic icon. Lee's mostly independent films garner popular audiences while at the same time engaging in substantial political and social commentary. He is arguably the most accomplished African American filmmaker in cinematic history, and his breakthrough paved the way for the success of many other African Americans in film.

    In this first single-author scholarly examination of Spike Lee's oeuvre, Todd McGowan shows how Lee's films, from She's Gotta Have It through Red Hook Summer, address crucial social issues such as racism, paranoia, and economic exploitation in a formally inventive manner. McGowan argues that Lee uses excess in his films to intervene in issues of philosophy, politics, and art. McGowan contends that it is impossible to watch a Spike Lee film in the way that one watches a typical Hollywood film. By forcing observers to recognize their unconscious enjoyment of violence, paranoia, racism, sexism, and oppression, Lee's films prod spectators to see differently and to confront their own excess. In the process, his films reveal what is at stake in desire, interpersonal relations, work, and artistic creation itself.

  • Baseball: A History of America's Game

    In this third edition of his lively history of America's game--widely recognized as the best of its kind--Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters.

  • Harrap's Verbes italiens

    Des explications claires et concises sur l'emploi des temps et les principales difficultes de la conjugaison italienne. La conjugaison complete de plus de 200 verbes italiens. Un index de 2800 verbes courants qui renvoient chacun a un tableau de conjugaison. Une presentation tres claire en deux couleurs.

  • The Life of P. T. Barnum: Written by Himself

    For more than fifty years, Phineas T. Barnum embodied all that was grand and fraudulent in American mass culture. Over the course of a life that spanned the nineteenth century (1810-91), he inflicted himself upon a surprisingly willing public in a variety of guises, from newspaper editor (or libeler) to traveling showman (or charlatan) and distinguished public benefactor (or shameless hypocrite).

    Barnum deliberately cultivated his ambiguous public image through a lifelong advertising campaign, shrewdly exploiting the cultural and technological capabilities of the new publishing industry. While running his numerous shows and exhibitions, Barnum managed to publish newspaper articles, exposes of fraud (not his own), self-help tracts, and a series of best-selling autobiographies, each promising to give "the true history of my many adventures."

    Updated editions of The Life of P. T. Barnum appeared regularly, allowing Barnum to keep up with demand and prune the narrative of details that might offend posterity. The present volume is the first modern edition of Barnum's original and outrageous autobiography, published in 1855 and unavailable for more than a century. Brazen, confessional, and immensely entertaining, it immortalizes the showman who hoodwinked customers into paying to hear the reminiscences of a woman presented as George Washington's 161-year-old nurse, the impresario who brought Jenny Lind to America and toured Europe with General Tom Thumb, and the grand entrepreneur of the American Museum of New York. Above all, it ensures that Barnum would be properly remembered . . . exactly as he created himself.

  • A Zionist Among Palestinians

    A Zionist among Palestinians offers the perspective of an ordinary Israeli citizen who became concerned about the Israeli military's treatment of Palestinians and was moved to work for peace. Hillel Bardin, a confirmed Zionist, was a reservist in the Israeli army during the first intifada when he met Palestinians arrested by his unit. He learned that they supported peace with Israel and the then-taboo proposal for a two-state solution, and that they understood the intifada as a struggle to achieve these goals. Bardin began to organize dialogues between Arabs and Israelis in West Bank villages, towns, and refugee camps. In 1988, he was jailed for meeting with Palestinians while on active duty in Ramallah. Over the next two decades, he participated in a variety of peace organizations and actions, from arranging for Israelis to visit Palestinian communities and homes, to the joint jogging group "Runners for Peace," to marches, political organizing, and demonstrations supporting peace, security, and freedom. In this very personal account, Bardin tries to come to grips with the conflict in a way that takes account of both Israeli-Zionist and Palestinian aims.

  • Harrap's collège français-anglais / anglais-français

    Facile d’utilisation, pedagogique et proposant des encadres culturels :
    LE nouveau dictionnaire d’anglais de reference pour le college
    - 70 000 mots, expressions et traductions
    - Des exemples
    - Des notes d’usage sur les difficultes grammaticales, la prononciation, les faux amis, les pluriels irreguliers…
    - Des encadres sur la culture anglo-saxonne

    Et en supplement :
    - un rappel sur l’emploi des temps en anglais et sur les verbes a particules
    - un guide de conversation
    - la liste des principaux verbes irreguliers
    - un guide de communication pour s’exprimer a l’oral

  • The Sacred Image East and West

    A new generation of American medieval art historians explores how sacred images were perceived during the Middle Ages in Byzantium and Europe. Focusing on the relationship between a particular type of medieval art - the sacred image - and its audience, the contributors consider the part played in this relationship by the image's context, whether on the page of a book or on the wall of a building. The book allows the reader to see the fluidity of the sacred image, showing how factors including audience, purpose, and setting affected the form it took. The essays cover a full range of images, including panel paintings, altarpieces, manuscripts, and wall paintings, and a rich variety of socioreligious settings, private, monastic, and imperial. Also examined are the differences between images produced for a single viewer and those produced for communities; images produced for private contemplation or devotion and those that functioned within a liturgical setting; and the varying ways in which sacred images affected women and men, religious and secular communities, rulers and the ruled.

  • Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

    Seeking to historicize today's "Great Recession," this volume of essays uses examples from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to situate the current economic crisis and its impact on workers in the context of previous abrupt shifts in the modern-day capitalist marketplace. Contributors argue that factors such as race, sex, and state intervention have mediated both the effect of economic depressions on workers' lives and workers' responses to those depressions. Further, the direction of influence between politics and economic upheaval, as well as between workers and the welfare state, has often shifted with time, location, and circumstance. These principles inform a concluding examination of today's "Great Recession": its historical distinctiveness, its connection to neoliberalism, and its attendant expressions of worker status and agency around the world. Ultimately, the essays in this volume push us toward a rethinking of the relationship between capital and labor, the waged and unwaged, and the employed and jobless.

    Contributors are Sven Beckert, Sean Cadigan, Leon Fink, Alvin Finkel, Wendy Goldman, Gaetan Heroux, Joseph A. McCartin, David Montgomery, Edward Montgomery, Melanie Nolan, Bryan D. Palmer, Scott Reynolds Nelson, Joan Sangster, Judith Stein, Hilary Wainright, and Lu Zhang.

  • Dictionnaire Historique Et Bibliographique: Abrégé Des Personnages Illustres, Célébrés Ou Fameux de Tous Les Siècles Et de Tous Les Pat Du Monde, Avec ... Les Héros de la Mythologie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Historique Et Bibliographique: Abrege des Personnages Illustres, Celebres ou Fameux de Tous les Siecles Et de Tous les Pat du Monde, Avec les Dieux Et les Heros de la Mythologie

    'abo 'afar. Vo Joa hat. Adl'ÿaeec o o. Io NeGBPebi8o Agneau Vienne. Aguilar. Jemreggi. Aloysms Lilius.. Lilio. Am1 Dolvat.. Mamir. Andoenns. Owen.

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  • The Art of War in the Western World

    Based on how the three major operational components of war - tactics, logistics, and strategy - have evolved and changed over time. This monumental work encompasses 2,500 years of military history, from infantry combat in ancient Greece through the dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Thirty Years' War.

  • Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City

    Started by the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential and exceptional radio stations in the history of broadcasting and country music. WSM gave Nashville the moniker "Music City USA" as well as a rich tradition of music, news, and broad-based entertainment. With the rise of country music broadcasting and recording between the 1920s and '50s, WSM, Nashville, and country music became inseparable, stemming from WSM's launch of the Grand Ole Opry, popular daily shows like Noontime Neighbors, and early morning artist-driven shows such as Hank Williams on Mother's Best Flour. Sparked by public outcry following a proposal to pull country music and the Opry from WSM-AM in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and existing sources to document the station's profound effect on the character and self-image of Nashville. Introducing the reader to colourful artists and businessmen from the station's history, including Owen Bradley, Minnie Pearl, Jim Denny, Edwin Craig, and Dinah Shore, the volume invites the reader to reflect on the status of Nashville, radio, and country music in American culture.

  • Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    No other instrument has witnessed such a dramatic rise to popularity--and precipitous decline--as the accordion. Squeeze This! is the first history of the piano accordion and the first book-length study of the accordion as a uniquely American musical and cultural phenomenon. Ethnomusicologist and accordion enthusiast Marion Jacobson traces the changing idea of the accordion in the United States and its cultural significance over the course of the twentieth century. From the introduction of elaborately decorated European models imported onto the American vaudeville stage and the instrument's celebration by ethnic musical communities and mainstream audiences alike, to the accordion-infused pop parodies by "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jacobson considers the accordion's contradictory status as both an "outsider" instrument and as a major force in popular music in the twentieth century. Drawing on interviews and archival investigations with instrument builders and retailers, artists and audiences, professionals and amateurs, Squeeze This! explores the piano accordion's role as an instrument of community identity and its varied musical and cultural environments. Jacobson concentrates on six key moments of transition: the Americanization of the piano accordion, originally produced and marketed by sales-savvy Italian immigrants; the transformation of the accordion in the 1920s from an exotic, expensive vaudeville instrument to a mass-marketable product; the emergence of the accordion craze in the 1930s and 1940s, when a highly organized "accordion industrial complex" cultivated a white, middle-class market; the peak of its popularity in the 1950s, exemplified by Lawrence Welk and Dick Contino; the instrument's marginalization in the 1960s and a brief, ill-fated effort to promote the accordion to teen rock 'n' roll musicians; and the revival beginning in the 1980s of the accordion as a "world music instrument" and a key component for cabaret and burlesque revivals and pop groups such as alternative experimenters They Might Be Giants and polka rockers Brave Combo. Loaded with dozens of images of gorgeous instruments and enthusiastic performers and fans, Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America represents the accordion in a wide range of popular and traditional musical styles, revealing the richness and diversity of accordion culture in America.

  • Les Atemis Du Yoseikan

    Aprs avoir abordZ les aspects pZdagogique du Yoseikan dans CEEnseigner les arts martiauxE la mZthode YoseikanEE, nous allons maintenant Ztudier les fondamentaux techniques. Ce premier ouvrage sOattelle au travail des techniques de percussion, aux dZplacements, aux protections et ^ lO envoi de puissance. Les capacitZs vues dans le prZcZdent ouvrage, telle la puissance, sont bien szr transversales et seront identiques, dont non redZveloppZes dans les prochains ouvrages dZdiZs aux projections, aux clefs ou au maniement des armes. De mme, certaines capacitZs dZveloppZes dans ces prochains ouvrages, comme les dZsZquilibres dans le cas des projections, sont Zgalement nZcessaires pour le travail des atemis. Il nOy a par contre pas de nouvelles capacitZs qui nOauraient pas ZtZ mentionnZes dans le premier livre pZdagogique.

  • Dictionnaire de Géographie Ancienne Et Moderne: A l'Usage Du Libraire Et de l'Amateur de Livres (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Geographie Ancienne Et Moderne: A l'Usage du Libraire Et de l'Amateur de Livres

    Par les soins de sir Henry Saville, une imprimerie fut etablie en ce college, et l'arr1607, sous la direc tion de John Nortori, l'imprimeur, il y publia plu sieurs ouvrages grecs: les charmants caracteres dont il fit usage, caracteres que leur extreme ele gance fit appeler the Silver Letter, devinrent, a la mort de sir u. Saville, la propriete d'un imprimeur d'oxford, nomme Turner.

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  • Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

    The contributors to Signal Traffic investigate how the material artifacts of media infrastructure--transoceanic cables, mobile telephone towers, Internet data centers, and the like--intersect with everyday life. Essayists confront the multiple and hybrid forms networks take, the different ways networks are imagined and engaged with by publics around the world, their local effects, and what human beings experience when a network fails.

    Some contributors explore the physical objects and industrial relations that make up an infrastructure. Others venture into the marginalized communities orphaned from the knowledge economies, technological literacies, and epistemological questions linked to infrastructural formation and use. The wide-ranging insights delineate the oft-ignored contrasts between industrialized and developing regions, rich and poor areas, and urban and rural settings, bringing technological differences into focus.

    Contributors include Charles R. Acland, Paul Dourish, Sarah Harris, Jennifer Holt and Patrick Vonderau, Shannon Mattern, Toby Miller, Lisa Parks, Christian Sandvig, Nicole Starosielski, Jonathan Sterne, and Helga Tawil-Souri.

  • Bluesspeak: The Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual

    This incomparable anthology collects articles, interviews, fiction, and poetry from the Original Chicago Blues Annual, one of music history's most significant periodical blues publications. Founded and operated from 1989 to 1995 by African American musician and entrepreneur Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr., OCBA gave voice to the blues community and often frankly addressed contentious issues within the blues such as race, identity, prejudice, wealth, gender, and inequity.

    OCBA often expressed an explicitly black perspective, but its contributors were a mix of black and white, American and international. Likewise, although OCBA's roots and main focus were in Chicago, Beauchamp's vision for the publication (and his own activities as a blues performer and promoter) embraced an international dimension, reflecting a broad diversity of blues audiences and activities in locations as farflung as Iceland, Poland, France, Italy, and South Africa.

    This volume includes key selections from OCBA's seven issues and features candid interviews with blues luminaries such as Koko Taylor, Eddie Boyd, Famoudou Don Moye, Big Daddy Kinsey, Lester Bowie, Junior Wells, Billy Boy Arnold, Herb Kent, Barry Dolins, and many more. Also featured are heartfelt memorials to bygone blues artists, insightful observations on the state of the blues in Chicago and beyond, and dozens of photographs of performers, promoters, and other participants in the worldwide blues scene.

  • Réussir sur Instagram

    Ce livre se veut etre un guide sur l'utilisation d'Instagram, l'un des plus grands reseaux sociaux a ce jour.J'y donne mes methodes teste, et approuve. Je compte actuellement environ 10000 abonnes sur mon compte Instagram.Retrouvez moi sur Instagram Abder_Latifi

  • Con gli occhi et con l'intelletto

    Two italian authors of the 16th century interpret the symbolism of the tarot deck. These texts are translated here for the first time. Deux auteurs italiens du 16e siecle interpretent le symbolisme du jeu de tarot. Ces textes sont ici traduits en anglais pour la premiere fois.

  • An Archaeology of the Soul: North American Indian Belief and Ritual

    The richness and the range of Native American spirituality has long been
    noted, but it has never been examined so thoroughly, nor with such an
    eye for the amazing interconnectedness of Indian tribal ceremonies and
    practices, as in An Archaeology of the Soul. In this monumental
    work, destined to become a classic in its field, Robert Hall traces the
    genetic and historical relationships of the tribes of the Midwest and
    Plains--including roots that extend back as far as 3,000 years.
    Looking beyond regional barriers, An Archaeology of the Soul offers new depths of insight into American Indian ethnography. Hall uncovers the lineage and kinship shared by Native North Americans through the perspectives of history, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, biological anthropology, linguistics, and mythology. The wholeness and panoramic complexity of American Indian belief has never been so fully explored--or more deeply understood.

  • The road is long, don't fall asleep now

    Cet ouvrage est un recueil de poemes inspire de mes propres textes, ainsi que de messages que j'ai pu envoyer, partager ou non. J'ai utilise la structure de la prose pour la plupart et les ai constitues a travers plusieurs annees jusqu'a la fin de cette annee 2017. J'ecris depuis un temps de courtes histoires, puis composa des poemes par la suite, pour la majorite en prose, rythmes et/ou rimant. Je dedie ces ecrits a mes amours et amities perdus ; le tout compose des evenements qui ont pu me marquer. Ce recueil est en quelque sorte un testament de ma vie, le temoignage de mes rencontres, un recit raconte par un narrateur passionne epris d'une vie vue sous un angle assez singulier.

  • Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens

    Hazel Dickens is an Appalachian singer and songwriter known for her superb musicianship, feminist country songs, union anthems, and blue-collar laments. Growing up in a West Virginia coal mining community, she drew on the mountain music and repertoire of her family and neighbors when establishing her own vibrant and powerful vocal style that is a trademark in old-time, bluegrass, and traditional country circles. Working Girl Blues presents forty original songs that Hazel Dickens wrote about coal mining, labor issues, personal relationships, and her life and family in Appalachia. Conveying sensitivity, determination, and feistiness, Dickens comments on each of her songs, explaining how she came to write them and what they meant and continue to mean to her. Bill C. Malone's introduction traces Dickens's life, musical career, and development as a songwriter, and the book features forty-one illustrations and a detailed discography of her commercial recordings.

  • Cancer Activism: Gender, Media, and Public Policy

    The first comparison of the breast cancer and the prostate cancer movements

    Cancer Activism explores the interplay between advocacy, the media, and public perception through an analysis of breast cancer and prostate cancer activist groups over a nearly twenty-year period. Despite both diseases having nearly identical mortality and morbidity rates, Karen M. Kedrowski and Marilyn Stine Sarow present evidence from more than 4,200 news articles to show that the different groups have had markedly different impacts. They trace the rise of each movement from its beginning and explore how discussions about the diseases appeared on media, public, and government agendas. In an important exception to the feminist tenet that women as a group hold less power than men, Kedrowski and Sarow demonstrate that the breast cancer movement is not only larger and better organized than the prostate cancer movement, it is also far more successful at shaping media coverage, public opinion, and government policy.

  • Staging Tradition: John Lair And Sarah Gertrude Knott

    Based on extensive archival research & oral history, Michael Ann Williams traces the parallel careers of the creators of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance & the National Folk Festival.

  • Fanzine Rockaway - Publicación sobre Dire Straits

    El fanzine rockaway fue una publicacion dedicada a Dire Straits y Mark Knopfler que aparecio por primera vez alrededor del ano 1995 realizada por dos fans de Barcelona, con la ayuda de muchos otros fans. Este ejemplar pretende recopilar los 10 numeros que se editaron, sin ningun animo de lucro, el precio del mismo ha sido ajustado para costear solamente los gastos de impresion para el disfrute de todos los fans de Dire Straits

  • Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World

    Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and gospel music, and the continued vitality of drumming. Covering Senegal, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa, this volume offers unique perspectives on the presence and development of hip hop and other music in Africa and their place in global music culture.

  • Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage

    Leon Theremin led a life of flamboyant musical invention laced with daring electronic stealth. A creative genius and prolific inventor, Theremin launched the field of electronic music virtually singlehandedly in 1920 with the musical instrument that bears his name. The theremin - the only instrument that is played without being touched - created a sensation worldwide and paved the way for the modern synthesizer. Its otherworldly sound became familiar in sci-fi films and even in rock music. This magical instrument that charmed millions, however, is only the beginning of the story. As a Soviet scientist, Theremin surrendered his life and work to the service of State espionage. On assignment in Depression-era America, he became the toast of New York society and worked the engines of capitalist commerce while passing data on U.S. industrial technology to the Soviet apparat.Following his sudden disappearance from New York in 1938, Theremin was exiled to a Siberian labor camp and subsequently vanished into the top-secret Soviet intelligence machine, presumed dead for nearly thirty years. Using the same technology that lay behind the theremin, he designed bugging devices that eavesdropped on U.S. diplomatic offices and stood at the center of a pivotal cold war confrontation. Throughout his life, Theremin developed many other electronic wonders, including one of the earliest televisions and multimedia devices that anticipated performance art and virtual reality by decades.In this first full biography of Leon Theremin, Albert Glinsky depicts the inventor's nearly one hundred-year life span as a microcosm of the twentieth century. Theremin is seen at the epicenter of most of the major events of the century: the Russian Revolution, two world wars, America's Great Depression, Stalin's purges, the cold war, and perestroika. His life emerges as no less than a metaphor for the divergence of communism and capitalism. Theremin blends the whimsical and the treacherous into a chronicle that takes in everything from the KGB to Macy's store windows, Alcatraz to the Beach Boys, Hollywood thrillers to the United Nations, Joseph Stalin to Shirley Temple. Theremin's world of espionage and invention is an amazing drama of hidden loyalties, mixed motivations, and an irrepressibly creative spirit.

  • HARRAP'S METHODE LE JAPONAIS LIVRE + 2 CD

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante

    • Une forte dimension orale

  • African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance And Beyond

    African-American Concert Dance significantly advances the study of pioneering black dancers by providing valuable biographical and historical information on a group of artists who worked during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s to legitimize black dance as a serious art form. John O. Perpener sets these seminal artists and their innovations in the contexts of African-American culture and American modern dance and explores their creative synthesis of material from European-American, African-American, Caribbean, and African sources.
    Perpener begins with Hemsley Winfield, a versatile performer and director whose company, the New Negro Art Theatre, launched the careers of Edna Guy, Randolph Sawyer, and Ollie Burgoyne, among many others. Also profiled are Charles Williams, who directed the Hampton Creative Dance Group at the Hampton Institute in Virginia, and Asadata Dafora Horton, a native African who established himself as the preeminent purveyor of African dance and culture in America during the 1930s. Dafora's African Dance Troupe, which at one point came under the umbrella of the WPA Federal Theatre Project, was a focal point of the famous "voodoo" Macbeth, an all-black production set in Haiti and directed by the young Orson Welles.
    Stepping onto the path cleared by these early innovators, two important artists combined dance with anthropology to expand the reach and scope of African-American dance. Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus both studied anthropology and engaged in extensive fieldwork that infused their dances with Caribbean and African influences. Dunham founded two ambitious training schools, one in New York and one in East St. Louis, while Primus's projects included an African Arts Center in Monrovia, Liberia, dedicated to collecting dance material, teaching, and organizing professional performances.
    Perpener examines the politics of racial and cultural difference and their impact on these early African-American dance leaders. In particular he documents the critical reception of their work, detailing the rigid preconceptions of African-American dance that white critics imposed on black artists. He also surveys important black dancers and choreographers since 1950, including Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle, Alvin Ailey, Eleo Pomare, Rod Rodgers, and Dianne McIntyre, and discusses how they have extended and diverged from traditions established by their predecessors.

  • Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures And Words, 1966-86

    This is a portrayal of the breadth and depth of bluegrass, from its fans and followers to its performers - including Bill Monroe, 'the father of Bluegrass music' - in a readable and panoramic photo-documentary of an American form of popular music.

  • Of "Good Laws" and "Good Men": Law and Society in the Delaware Valley, 1680-1710

    William Offutt, Jr., places legal processes at the center of this regions social history. The new societies established there in the late 1600s did not rely on religious conformity, culture, or a simple majority to develop successfully, Offutt maintains. Rather, they succeeded because of the implementation of reforms that gave the expanding population faith in the legitimacy of legal processes implemented by a Quaker elite. Offutt's painstaking investigation of the records of more than 2,000 civil and 1,100 criminal cases in four county courts over a thirty-year period shows that Quakers--the "Good Men"--were disproportionately represented as justices, officers, and jurors in this system of "Good Laws" they had established, and that they fared better than did the rest of the population in dealing with it.

  • Harrap's de poche : Allemand/français, français/allemand

    Ce dictionnaire contient l'essentiel de l'allemand d'aujourd'hui. Integrant desormais la nouvelle orthographe allemande, il permet a chacun d'ameliorer sa pratique et sa comprehension de la langue allemande.



    • 65 000 mots et expressions

    • 90 000 traductions

    • Tout le vocabulaire actuel (allemand courant et specialise, variantes regionales)

    • Nombreux exemples d'emploi et indications grammaticales

    • Encadres culturels

    • Informations pratiques (poids et mesures, conjugaisons...)

    • Guide de correspondance

  • Harrap's méthode express Anglais Livre + 2 Cd

    Une methode novatrice pour aller a l'essentiel rapidement.

    Dynamique, grace a un environnement d'apprentissage convivial qui donne envie d'apprendre :
    - des dialogues vivants presentant un vocabulaire authentique et actuel
    - des activites variees, tres progressives et originales pour entretenir la motivation

    Concrete :
    - des documents tires du quotidien
    - des enregistrements permettant une immersion orale recherchee

    Accessible :
    - tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage autonome : explications grammaticales simples, exercices d'evaluation, lexique
    - une maquette attrayante et illustree par des dessins

    Contenu : un livre + 2CD audio (132 minutes d'ecoute)

  • Harrap's mini. Dictionnaire Français-Espagnol, Espagnol-Français

    - 40 000 mots et expressions.

    - 60 000 traductions.

    - Un vocabulaire riche dans un format tres maniable.

    - Des explications precises sur les differents sens des mots.

    - De nombreux exemples d'emploi.

    - D'abondantes indications grammaticales.

    - Les americanismes usuels.

    - En annexe :

    1?) les verbes irreguliers ;

    2?) des informations pratiques et gastronomiques.

  • Harrap's Grammaire italienne

    Le guide indispensable pour acquerir ou revis les mecanismes de langue italienne. Les regles essentielles de grammaire expliquees tres simplement et illustrees par de nombreux exemples Des encadres qui mettent en evidence les points importants et les remarques d'usage. Une deuxieme couleur pour souligner les points grammaticaux abordes et reperer les difficultes. Un index des termes grammaticaux utilises dans l'ouvrage.

  • Phylogenetic Systematics

    Phylogenetic Systematics, first published in 1966, marks a turning point in the history of systematic biology. Willi Hennig's influential synthetic work, arguing for the primacy of the phylogenetic system as the general reference system in biology, generated significant controversy and opened possibilities for evolutionary biology that are still being explored.

  • Broken Soldiers

    Traversing the no-man's-land of political loyalty and betrayal, Broken Soldiers documents the fierce battle for the minds and hearts of American prisoners during the Korean War. In scorching detail, Raymond Lech describes the soldiers' day-to-day experiences in prisoner-of-war camps and the shocking treatment some of them received at the hands of their own countrymen after the war. Why, he asks, were only fourteen American soldiers tried as collaborators when thousands of others who admitted to some of the same offenses were not?

    Drawing on some 60,000 pages of court-martial transcripts Lech secured through the Freedom of Information Act, Broken Soldiers documents the appalling treatment and the sophisticated propagandizing to which American POWs fell victim during the Korean conflict. Three thousand American soldiers perished in North Korean camps over the winter of 1950-51, most from starvation. Through the unsentimental testimony of survivors, Lech describes how these young men, filthy and lice-infested, lost an average of 40 percent of their body weight. Many also lost their powers of resistance and their grip on soldierly conduct.

    After six months of starvation, the emaciated, disoriented prisoners were subjected to a relentless campaign to educate them to the virtues of communism. Bombarded with propaganda, the Americans were organized into study groups and forced to discuss and write about communism and Marxism, even to broadcast harangues against capitalist aggression and appeals for an end to the war.

    Lech traces the spiral of debilitation and compromise, showing how parroting certain phrases came to seem a small price to pay for physical safety. Threatened with starvation and indefinite confinement in Korea, many POWs succumbed to pressure to mouth communist slogans and provide information far in excess of the regulation "name, rank, and service number."

    Of the thousands of American soldiers who, while prisoners in North Korea, spoke and wrote favorably of communism and disparaged their country, a handful were charged with collaborating with the enemy. Why were so few singled out? Why did each branch of the armed services judge parallel circumstances differently, and why were American soldiers not realistically prepared for capture? A powerful indictment of justice miscarried, Broken Soldiers raises troubling questions that remain unanswered decades after the events.






  • Goin' to Kansas City

    "A big juicy wedge of jazz history.
    . . . Lots of wonderful stories."
    -- Los Angeles Daily News
    "Kansas City was a hub for Jazz bands that crisscrossed the country in
    the 1930s. . . . The interviews go beyond jazz into the infamous political
    machinery that made Kansas City a wide-open and corrupt town where jazz
    could flourish."
    -- Choice
    "A wealth of stories, a good measure of entertainment and a valuable
    stab at history -- not to mention some great pictures."
    -- The Kansas City Star

  • You're Only Young Twice: Children's Literature and Film

    Original and thought-provoking, You're Only Young Twice reveals the complexities that underlie even the sparest picture book text and the lessons that reside in even the most familiar family movie plots.

    Moving from classic texts (The Secret Garden, Goodnight Moon) to ephemera (the Hardy Boys, Goosebumps, and Harry Potter series), from the printed page to the silver screen (Willie Wonka, Jumanji, 101 Dalmatians, Beethoven), Tim Morris employs his experience as a parent and teacher to interrogate children's culture and reveal its conflicting messages.

    Books and films for children--favorites accepted as wholesome fare for impressionable young minds --do not always teach straightforward lessons. Instead, they reflect the anxieties of the times and the desires of adults. At the heart of many a children's classic lies power, often expressed through racism, sexism, or violence. Under Morris's gaze, revered animal stories like Black Beauty turn into litanies of abuse; fantasies of childhood like Big are revealed as patriarchal struggles.

    You're Only Young Twice redirects the focus on children's literature, asking not "What messages should children receive?" but "What messages do adults actually send?" For example, Morris recounts his own childhood confusion upon viewing Peter Pan, with its queenish, inept pirate and a grown woman (Mary Martin) in tights who pretends to be a crowing boy.
    Morris shatters our long-held assumptions and challenges our best intentions, demonstrating how children's literature and films lay bare a troubled and troubling worldview.




  • The Beethoven Violin Sonatas: History, Criticism, Performance

    Beethoven's ten violin sonatas have long been cornerstones of the chamber music repertoire. The "Spring" and "Kreutzer" sonatas are the best known of these works, which stand at the pinnacle of music for violin and piano.

    Lewis Lockwood and Mark Kroll's volume The Beethoven Violin Sonatas is the first scholarly book in English devoted exclusively to the Beethoven sonatas, and deals with them in unprecedented depth. It presents seven critical and historical essays by some of the most important American and European Beethoven specialists of our time. The authors examine the sonatas within the history of the genre, the social and cultural context in which they were written, their significance within Beethoven's life and works, and the issues they raise regarding performance practices of the period.

  • Libération mentale

    Le manuel de liberation mentale est un manuel revolutionnaire fasciste redige par le collectif Ironmarch. Appelant clairement a une "revolution fasciste" l'ouvrage s'attache a demontrer les contradictions du monde moderne et ses dysfonctionnements en apportant des conseils sur arriver a l'autosuffisance, assumer son point de vue politique et enfin changer les choses en devant un reel "fasciste revolutionnaire".Traduction exclusive.

  • Harvest of Dissent: Agrarianism in Nineteenth-Century New York

    With an expert blend of political, social, and economic history, Thomas Summerhill's Harvest of Dissent investigates the character of agrarian movements in nineteenth century New York to reexamine the nature of Northern farmers embrace of or resistance to the emergence of capitalist market agriculture. Taking the long view, Harvest of Dissent brings together the events of nearly a century of agrarian radicalism in central New York, giving Summerhill the ability to understand everything from the Anti-Rent movement to the Grange movement as part of a whole.

    Based on exceptionally thorough primary research, Summerhill convincingly demonstrates how protracted and contingent the process of drawing farmers into capitalist markets actually was, and the ways farmers selectively and creatively resisted it. Rather than characterizing farmer political insurgencies as episodic responses to discrete crises (as they are often portrayed), Harvest of Dissent argues that agrarianism played a constant role in the major political, economic, and social transformations that marked the emergence of modern America.

  • The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance

    In recent years, there has been an upsurge in interest in "roots music" and "world music," popular forms that fuse contemporary sounds with traditional vernacular styles. In the 1950s and 1960s, the music industry characterized similar sounds simply as "folk music." Focusing on such music since the 1950s, The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance analyzes the intrinsic contradictions of a commercialized folk culture. Both Rounder Records and the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance have sought to make folk music widely available, while simultaneously respecting its defining traditions and unique community atmosphere. By tracing the histories of these organizations, Michael F. Scully examines the ongoing controversy surrounding the profitability of folk music. He explores the lively debates about the difficulty of making commercially accessible music, honoring tradition, and remaining artistically relevant, all without "selling out."

    In the late 1950s through the 1960s, the folk music revival pervaded the mainstream music industry, with artists such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez singing historically or politically informed ballads based on musical forms from Appalachia and the South. In the twenty-first century, the revival continues, and it includes a variety of music derived from Cajun, African American, and Mexican traditions, among many others. Even though the mainstream music industry and media largely ignore the term "folk music," a strong allure based on nostalgia, the desire for community, and a sense of exclusiveness augments an enthusiastic following connected by word-of-mouth, numerous festivals, and the Internet. There are more folk festivals now than there were during the original boom of the 1960s, suggesting that music artists, agents, and record label representatives are striking a successful balance between tradition and profitability. Scully combines rich interviews of music executives and practicing folk musicians with valuable personal experience to reveal how this American subculture remains in a "never-ending revival" based on fluid definitions of folk and folk music.

  • Harrap's Vocabulaire italien

    Plus de 7500 mots et expressions classes par theme 66 themes pour aborder tout le vocabulaire courant Des exemples en fin de chapitre pour illustrer certains termes Des encadres pour expliquer les difficultes de traduction (faux amis, etc.) ou de grammaire. Un index d'environ 2 000 mots. Une presentation tres claire en deux couleurs.

  • Promenade En Égypte: Ouvrage Contenant 28 Gravures (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Promenade en Egypte: Ouvrage Contenant 28 Gravures

    Les personnes pour qui le voyage en mer est un plaisir choisissent ordinairement la voie de Marseille pour se rendre en Egypte. La traversee est un peu plus longue cinq jours mais elle se fait a bord de bateaux francais, bien amenages, pourvus d'une excellente cuisine.

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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Le complexe de Caïphe

    Dans ce monde qui est le notre, nous sommes desormais confrontes a ce que Michael Collins Piper appelle "le complexe de Caiphe", rappelant, bien sur, Caiphe, l'infame grand pretre des Pharisiens qui fut responsable de l'arrestation et de l'execution brutale de Jesus-Christ. Ce complexe de Caiphe est - en somme - la realite du pouvoir juif et sa nature. C'est le fondement de ce que nous appelons generalement "le Nouvel Ordre Mondial". Dans ces pages, vous trouverez une variete de documents, allant des commentaires et articles de presse aux essais historiques rediges par Michael Collins Piper ainsi qu'un eventail de lettres et missives privees jamais publiees envoyees a des amis et des associes au cours de sa longue carriere.

  • CODREANU ET LA GARDE DE FER

    Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, fondateur dit "Capitaine" de la Legion de l'Archange Saint Michel est une des figures les plus etonnantes de ce que l'on est habituellement convenu de nommer le Fascisme europeen des annees 30. Sauvagement assassine par la repression du Roi Carol, il demeure une figure intacte, mystique et idealiste, particulierement mal connue du grand public en France. Systematiquement denigree, et surtout occultee, de nos jours, La Garde de Fer ("Garda de Fier"), mouvement roumain de l'entre-deux-guerres, est ici presentee de facon objective en vous faisant decouvrir ce mouvement meconnu nationaliste et religieux. Le nom officiel originel du mouvement etait << Legion de l'Archange Michel >> (en roumain : Legiunea Arhanghelului Mihail), d'ou le nom de << Legionnaires >> et de << (Mouvement legionnaire) >> (en roumain : Miscarea Legionara). Son embleme representait six faisceaux noirs (trois verticaux et trois horizontaux) sur une croix, reproduite en couverture, et fut appele par derision << les barreaux de fer >> (en roumain : Zgarda de fier). Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, sut repliquer en transformant ce sobriquet en << Garde de fer >>, nom qui finit par designer le mouvement. Plus tard, en juin 1939, la Legion changea de nom pour s'appeler << Tout pour le pays >> (en roumain : Totul pentru Tara)...

  • Parler le Danois en voyage

    • Tous les mots, phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation au Danemark

    • Des conseils pratiques et des notes culturelles

    • Une presentation en deux couleurs tres claire

    • Exclusif : Une carte de Copenhague

  • Voice And The Actor

    Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespear Company and world-famous voice teacher. Encapsulating her renowned method of teaching voice production, the exercises in this straightforward, no-nonsense guide will develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control - without which no actor or speaker can achieve their full potential.

    Illustrated with passages used in Cicely Berry's own teaching, Voice and the Actor is the essential first step towards speaking a text with truth and meaning. Inspiring and practical, her words will be a revelation for beginner and professional alike.

  • Harrap's Dictionnaire Poche Anglais

    Tres complet, compact, pratique et fiable, ce dictionnaire offre une aide indispensable pour l’apprentissage et la pratique de l'anglais actuel.

    Une presentation claire et la richesse du vocabulaire propose font de ce dictionnaire un outil precieux :
    - 70 000 mots et expressions
    - 80 000 traductions
    - Du vocabulaire tres actuel. Une place essentielle est notamment reservee au vocabulaire familier et idiomatique.
    - Des americanismes
    - Les sigles et abreviations courants
    - Plus de 300 notes d'usage pour eviter les erreurs les plus frequentes
    - Des notes sur les faux amis pour aider l’utilisateur a dejouer les pieges de la traduction
    - Un tableau de prononciation en debut d’ouvrage.

    Et en supplement : 
    - Une liste des verbes irreguliers
    - Les 200 expressions idiomatiques les plus utilisees
    - Une grammaire claire, pratique et detaillee.

  • Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880S-1920s

    Vitally linked to the Caribbean and southern Europe as well as to the Confederacy, the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida, never fit comfortably into the biracial mold of the New South. In Southern Discomfort, highly regarded historian Nancy A. Hewitt explores the interactions among distinct groups of women--native-born white, African American, Cuban and Italian immigrant women--that shaped women's activism in this vibrant, multiethnic city.

    Southern Discomfort emphasizes the process by which women forged and reformulated their activist identities from Reconstruction through the U.S. declaration of war against Spain in April 1898, the industrywide cigar strike of 1901, and the emergence of progressive reform and labor militancy. This masterful volume also recasts our understanding of southern history by demonstrating how Tampa's triracial networks alternately challenged and reinscribed the South's biracial social and political order.

  • Separating Church and State: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty

    Roger Williams, founder of the colony of Rhode Island, is famous as an apostle of religious tolerance and a foe of religious establishments. In Separating Church and State, Timothy Hall combines impressive historical and legal scholarship to explore Williams's theory of religious liberty and relate it to current debate. Williams's fierce religious dogmatism, Hall argues, is precisely what led to his religious tolerance, making him one of the most articulate champions in history of the argument for the necessary separation of church and state.

  • Art History and Education


    Guided by Stephen Addiss's grounding in art history scholarship and Mary Erickson's expertise in art education theory and practice, this volume approaches the issue of teaching art history from theoretical and philosophical as well as practical and political standpoints. In the first section, Addiss raises issues about the discipline of art history. In the second, Erickson examines proposals about how art history can be incorporated into the general education of children and offers some curriculum guides and lesson plans for art educators.

  • Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History

    In 1875 Mary Lincoln, the widow of a revered president, was committed to an insane asylum by her son, Robert. The trial that preceded her internment was a subject of keen national interest. The focus of public attention since Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860, Mary Lincoln had attracted plentiful criticism and visible scorn from much of the public, who perceived her as spoiled, a spendthrift, and even too much of a Southern sympathizer. Widespread scrutiny only increased following her husband's assassination in 1865 and her son Tad's death six years later, after which her overwhelming grief led to the increasingly erratic behavior that led to her being committed to a sanitarium. A second trial a year later resulted in her release, but the stigma of insanity stuck. In the years since, questions emerged with new force, as the populace and historians debated whether she had been truly insane and subsequently cured, or if she was the victim of family maneuvering. In this volume, noted Lincoln scholar Jason Emerson provides a documentary history of Mary Lincoln's mental illness and insanity case, evenhandedly presenting every possible primary source on the subject to enable a clearer view of the facts. Beginning with documents from the immediate aftermath of her husband's assassination and ending with reminiscences by friends and family in the mid-twentieth century, Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History compiles more than one hundred letters, dozens of newspaper articles, editorials, and legal documents, and the daily patient progress reports from Bellevue Place Sanitarium during Mary Lincoln's incarceration. Including many materials that have never been previously published, Emerson also collects multiple reminiscences, interviews, and diaries of people who knew Mary Lincoln or were involved in the case, including the first-hand recollection of one of the jurors in the 1875 insanity trial. Suggesting neither accusation nor exoneration of the embattled First Lady, Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History gives scholars and history enthusiasts incomparable access to the documents and information crucial to understanding this vexing chapter in American history.

  • The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960

    Examines the suppression of radical political activity in the film industry from the days of the Great Depression through the tumultuous House Un-American Activities Commission era to the waning days of the infamous blacklist. This book traces the history of political struggle in Hollywood back to the formation of the Screen Writers Guild in 1933.

  • The Most Fundamental Right: Contrasting Perspectives on the Voting Rights Act

    Passed in 1965 during the height of the Civil Rights movement, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) changed the face of the American electorate, dramatically increasing minority voting, especially in the South. While portions of the Act are permanent, certain provisions were set to expire in 2007. Reauthorization of these provisions passed by a wide margin in the House, and unanimously in the Senate, but the lopsided tally hid a deep and growing conflict. The Most Fundamental Right is an effort to understand the debate over the Act and its role in contemporary American democracy. Is the VRA the cornerstone of civil rights law that prevents unfair voting practices, or is it an anachronism that no longer serves American democracy? Divided into three sections, the book utilizes a point/counterpoint approach. Section 1 explains the legal and political context of the Act, providing important background for what follows; Section 2 pairs three debates concerning specific provisions or applications of the Act; while Section 3 offers commentaries on the previous chapters from attorneys with widely divergent viewpoints.

  • MINDANAO-SYDNEY-EXPRESS

    Mars 1942. Face a la surprenante avancee des troupes de l'armee imperiale japonaise aux Philippines, des centaines d'Europeens se voient accules face a la mer, sur l'ile de Mindanao. Un Liberty Ship, le tout dernier ayant eu la chance de pouvoir encor

  • Harrap's Basics L'anglais parlé

    En anglais comme en francais, la langue familiere et argotique est couramment utilisee dans les conversations mais elle se rencontre egalement de plus en plus frequemment dans la presse, a la television et dans la litterature. Il est donc essentiel de se familiariser avec les expressions et les termes les plus courants.



    •  Des petites astuces et des conseils (sur les faux amis, les elements a ne pas confondre, de petites informations culturelles, des conseils de traduction...) presentes sous forme d'encadres

    • Des encadres en bas de page pour verifier l'assimilation des explications, la bonne comprehension, et pour tester ses connaissances

    • Une consultation agreable, tres coloree, avec des dessins humoristiques pour illustrer les points principaux

  • Bluegrass: A History

    Beginning with the musical cultures of the American South in the 1920s and 1930s, this title traces the genre through its pivotal developments during the era of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys in the forties. It also describes early bluegrass' role in postwar country music, and its trials following the appearance of rock and roll.

  • Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell

    Never Seen the Moon carefully yet lucidly recreates a young woman's wild ride through the American legal system. In 1935, free-spirited young teacher Edith Maxwell and her mother were indicted for murdering Edith's conservative and domineering father, Trigg, late one July night in their Wise County, Virginia, home. Edith claimed her father had tried to whip her for staying out late. She said that she had defended herself by striking back with a high-heeled shoe, thus earning herself the sobriquet "slipper slayer."

    Immediately granted celebrity status by the powerful Hearst press, Maxwell was also championed as a martyr by advocates of women's causes. National news magazines and even detective magazines picked up her story, Warner Brothers created a screen version, and Eleanor Roosevelt helped secure her early release from prison. Sharon Hatfield's brilliant telling of this true-crime story transforms a dusty piece of history into a vibrant thriller. Throughout the narrative, she discusses yellow journalism, the inequities of the jury system, class and gender tensions in a developing region, and a woman's right to defend herself from family violence.

  • Urkunden Der 18. Dynastie, Vol. 2: Historisch-Biographische Urkunden (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Urkunden der 18. Dynastie, Vol. 2: Historisch-Biographische Urkunden

    A. Auf dem Sistrum 407 B. Auf dem Korper 408 132. Derselbe Mann in den Tempeln von Der el bahri 416 1 3 3. Gleichlautende Inschrift desselben auf drei Steingeraten 416.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives Départementales Antérieures a 1790: Série E Supplément, Arrondissement de Château-Chinon (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Inventaire Sommaire des Archives Departementales Anterieures A 1790: Serie E Supplement, Arrondissement de Chateau-Chinon

    Chateau-chinon pour 1541 (p. Les revenus de Limanton. En 1739 (p. 167, col. 2).a Moux, le cure fait soigneusement remarquer que la paroisse est partie en Nivernais et partie en Bourgogne. Mais que. L'eglise et le presbytere etant en Bourgogne. Le cure n'a pas a recevoir ses registres du partisan de Nevers (p. 264. Col.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Harrap's Pratique allemand-francais

    Le dictionnaire Pratique propose tout le vocabulaire essentiel pour bien pratiquer l'allemand.
    Dans un format concis et pratique il presente une grande richesse de vocabulaire, y compris les expressions idiomatiques et les variantes autrichiennes et suisses.
    Des encadres sur la culture et la civilisation germanophones apportent un complement d'information aux utilisateurs.

    Par ailleurs, Harrap propose pour la premiere fois la version electronique de ce dictionnaire, sur internet : cette version peut etre telechargee sur divers supports, comme Smartphone, PDA, et PC, et est tres simple a utiliser.

  • Harrap's Learners' dictionary: Dictionnaire monolingue anglais

    Ce nouveau dictionnaire monolingue anglais a ete specialement concu pour les apprenants d'anglais, ayant deja deux ou trois ans d'anglais derriere eux.

    Il a vocation a etre le dictionnaire anglais utilise par les eleves de niveau intermediaire, avec un nombre de references assez large pour couvrir le vocabulaire courant, mais pas trop pour ne pas noyer les utilisateurs sous les informations.

    Grace a sa mise en page simple en deux couleurs, aux notes grammaticales, aux nombreux exemples, et surtout au CD-Rom interactif comprenant a la fois tout le dictionnaire, la prononciation de tous les mots et des exercices (avec corriges), ce dictionnaire apporte une aide precieuse a l'apprentissage de l'anglais.

  • The Complete Fables of Jean De La Fontaine

    Inspired new translations of the work of one of the world's greatest fabulists

    Told in an elegant style, Jean de la Fontaine's (1621-95) charming animal fables depict sly foxes and scheming cats, vain birds and greedy wolves, all of which subtly express his penetrating insights into French society and the beasts found in all of us. Norman R. Shapiro has been translating La Fontaine's fables for over twenty years, capturing the original work's lively mix of plain and archaic language. This newly complete translation is destined to set the English standard for this work.

    Awarded the Lewis Galantiere Prize by the American Translators Association, 2008.

  • Harrap's Shorter anglais-français/français-anglais 2010

    L'acces a toute la richesse et la saveur de chaque langue : 375 000 mots et expressions, 600 000 traductions. Tout le vocabulaire actuel et courant des deux langues : les termes les plus recents de l'actualite (ecobobo - mobinaute - freegan - subprime - mortgage...). Une couverture complete du vocabulaire technique et des affaires. Tous les niveaux de langue, depuis l'anglais tres litteraire jusqu'a l'argot. Une couverture inegalee des variantes regionales (americaines, irlandaises, australiennes, etc.). Tout pour garantir l'exactitude de la traduction. De nombreuses aides a la traduction : 650 notes d'usage (faux amis, mots difficiles a traduire) et des centaines de notes culturelles. Des milliers d'exemples pour illustrer les differents sens des mots. Enrichir son vocabulaire grace au dictionnaire. Plus d'une centaine d'encadres pour construire de nouveaux mots a partir des prefixes et suffixes courants : -Iy, -less, -esque, etc. 500 expressions idiomatiques illustrees pour s'exprimer de maniere plus naturelle. En supplement : Plus de 40 pages de mots et d'expressions classes par themes pour savoir exprimer ses sentiments, ses opinions et savoir communiquer au quotidien par differents moyens (e-mails, textos, etc.). Une multitude d'expressions et d'informations pour chercher un emploi en anglais

  • Fiji's Music

    The amazing story of a small island in the South Pacific, its music and culture and its gifts to the world

  • Global Chicago

    The economic development and transformation of Chicago from industrial powerhouse to global metropolis.

  • Oeuvres de F.-B. Hoffman, Vol. 4: Critique, Tome 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres de F.-B. Hoffman, Vol. 4: Critique, Tome 1

    L'assemblee etait nombreuse mais modeste les femmes y etaient presque toutes simplement vetues et plusieurs d'entre elles ressemblaient assez bien a nos bourgeoises de Chalons quand elles vont se promener le dimanche au grand ou au petit Jard ou aux allees du chateau de Sarry.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Women In The South African Parliament: From Resistance To Governance

    Although the international press closely chronicled the dismantling of South Africa's apartheid policies, it paid little attention to the unique role women from a variety of political parties played in establishing the new government. Utilizing interviews, participant observation, and archival research, Women in the South African Parliament tells an inspiring story of liberation, showing how these women achieved electoral success, learned to work with lifelong enemies, and began to transform Parliament by creating more space for women's voices during a critical time in the life of their democracy.

    Arguing from her detailed analysis of the strategies and political tactics used by these South African women, both individually and collectively, Hannah Britton contends that, contrary claims in earlier studies of the developing world, mobilization by women prior to a transition to democracy can lead to gains after the transition--including improvements in constitutional mandates, party politics, and representation. At the same time, Britton demonstrates that not even national leadership can ensure power for all women and that many who were elected to South Africa's first democratic parliament declined to run again, feeling they could have a greater impact working in their own communities.

  • Greg Egan

    Greg Egan (1961- ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply-informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his prose, putting him in the vanguard of the hard science fiction renaissance of the 1990s.

    A working physicist and engineer, Karen Burnham is uniquely positioned to provide an in-depth study of Egan's science-heavy oeuvre. Her survey of the author's career covers novels like Permutation City and Schild's Ladder and the Hugo Award-winning novella "Oceanic," analyzing how Egan used cutting-edge scientific theory to explore ethical questions and the nature of humanity. As Burnham shows, Egan's collected works constitute a bold artistic statement: that narratives of science are equal to those of poetry and drama, and that science holds a place in the human condition as exalted as religion or art.

    The volume includes a rare interview with the famously press-shy Egan covering his works, themes, intellectual interests, and thought processes.

  • Eve's Daughter/ Modern Woman: A Mural by Mary Cassatt

    Often regarded as merely the creator of sentimental images of mothers and children or an expatriate heavily influenced by Impressionism, Mary Cassatt is not typically regarded as an artist of radical convictions. In Eve's Daughter/Modern Woman, Sally Webster reevaluates these dismissals with a historical, aesthetic, and symbolist analysis of Cassatt's unique venture into the male-dominated realm of large-scale mural painting, Modern Woman. Commissioned for the Woman's Building at Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Modern Woman also stood as a personal and professional manifesto. This book undertakes a complete overview of Cassatt's mural, synthesizing a wide variety of interpretations and original observations to present the first complete treatment of the work. Webster connects the symbolism of the painting to Cassatt's life as a woman artist and a member of the Parisian avant-garde, and to the history of woman's emancipation. She ends with a detective story as she joins the hunt to unravel the mystery of the now-missing mural, last known to be in the possession of Mrs. Potter Palmer (of Chicago's Palmer House family).

  • Harrap's Compact : Anglais/français, français/anglais

    • 115 000 mots et expressions

    • 170 000 traductions

    • 180 encadres culturels et de civilisation

    • Un supplement communication de 84 pages

  • Dictionnaire Harrap's Finance anglais-français / français-anglais


    • Plus de 10 000 mots et expressions.

    • Tous les termes cles de la comptabilite, de la banque, de la Bourse et des operations financieres.

    • De nombreuses aides a la traduction

  • Twas Only an Irishman's Dream: The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920

    The image of the Irish in the United States changed drastically over time, from that of hard-drinking,
    rioting Paddies to genial, patriotic working-class citizens.
    In 'Twas Only an Irishman's
    Dream, William H. A. Williams traces the change in this image through
    more than 700 pieces of sheet music--popular songs from the stage and
    for the parlor--to show how Americans' opinions of Ireland and the Irish
    went practically from one extreme to the other.
    Because sheet music was a
    commercial item it had to be acceptable to the broadest possible song-buying
    public. "Negotiations" about their image involved Irish songwriters,
    performers, and pressured groups, on the one hand, and non-Irish writers,
    publishers, and audiences on the other. Williams ties the contents of
    song lyrics to the history of the Irish diaspora, suggesting how ethnic
    stereotypes are created and how they evolve within commercial popular
    culture.

  • La Bible à contre Coran : réfutation du concordisme islamique, tome 1: la divinité du Messie

    Premier livre d'une serie demontrant l'incompatibilite entre la Revelation et l'islam

  • Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined

    Transforming Tradition offers the first serious look at folksong revivals, vibrant meldings of popular and folk culture that captured public awareness in the 1950s and 1960s. Best remembered for such songs as "Tom Dooley" and for performers like the Kingston Trio and Joan Baez, the revival of that era gave rise to hootenannies, coffeehouses, and blues and bluegrass festivals, sowing a legacy of popular interest that lives today. Many of the contributors to this volume were themselves performers in folksong revivals; today they are scholars in folklore, ethnomusicology, and American and Canadian cultural history. As both insiders and analysts they bring unique perspectives and new insights to the study of revivals. In his introduction, Neil Rosenberg explores central issues such as the history of folksong revivals, stereotypes of "folksingers, " connections between scholarship and popularization, meanings of the word "revival, " questions of authenticity and the invention of culture, and issues surrounding reflexive scholarship. The individual studies are divided into three sections. The first covers the "Great Boom" revival of the late '50s and early '60s, and the next approaches the revival as a self-contained social culture with its own "new aesthetic" and in-group values. The last looks at revival activities in systems of musical culture including the blues, old-time fiddling, Northumbrian piping, and bluegrass, with particular emphasis on perceptions of insider and outsider roles. The contributors display keen awareness of how their own perceptions have been shaped by their early, more subjective involvement. For example, Archie Green explores his service as faculty guru to the Campu Folksong Club at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the 1960s. Kenneth S. Goldstein considers how intellectual issues of the "great boom" shaped his work for recording companies. Sheldon Posen uses autobiography as ethnography to explain what happened to him w

  • Cheveux Crépus: mode d'emploi: Se sentir bien au naturel

    Porteuse de cheveux crepus, j'ai abandonne le defrisage depuis plus de trois ans maintenant. Etant une adepte de nattes, tissages et autres, mes tempes ont commences a se degarnir. Meme en ayant les cheveux defrises je ne les laissais quasiment pas a l'air libre. Pourtant ils n'etaient pas si courts mais trop plats a mon gout. Je voulais du volume et j'en avais marre d'avoir toujours le cuir chevelu brule a cause du defrisage.A force de recherches sur Youtube et autres je suis tombee sur des videos de femmes parlant des cheveux crepus ainsi que les soins a adopter. Je me suis dit pourquoi pas moi? Mais j'ai quand meme ete realiste, mes cheveux ne pousseront pas du jour au lendemain. Donc je suis passee par une transition d'un an avant de couper mes parties defrisees. Et depuis aucun regret.Cela n'a pas ete chose facile, car nous l'avons toutes constates, nos cheveux crepus, frises, boucles sont fragiles, cassants et secs. Par consequent, plus sujets a la casse. Associes a de mauvaises habitudes et manipulations inappropriees, l'entretien devient dans ce cas difficile.Il m'a fallu trouver mes propres astuces pour apprivoiser ma tignasse qui reste toujours un peu sauvage, mais c'est ce qui fait sa specificite. Suite a de nombreuses recherches et mon experience, j'ai reuni pour vous l'essentiel dans cet ouvrage. Il est aussi l'exposition de ma propre opinion face a l'entretien du cheveu, mes astuces, methodes et conseils pour que votre aventure capillaire se passe au mieux. Vous decouvrirez le cheveu crepu sous un autre jour: vous apprendrez a les aimer et ainsi les chouchouter. Mais surtout vous prendrez plaisir a en prendre soin et vous rapprocherez de vos objectifs beaucoup plus rapidement qu'en vous fiant a des prejuges !Car oui le cheveu naturel est magnifique. C'est une chevelure tres malleable avec laquelle on peut adopter a sa convenance des coiffures diverses et variees. Vous vous detacherez des prejuges infondes, par manque de connaissances des standards de beaute occidentaux, car porter ses cheveux au naturel est d'abord une estime de soi et la valorisation de la beaute noire.Il n'y a jamais de reponses toutes faites. Il y a souvent de fausses idees a relativiser.Le but principal de ce guide est de vous fournir des solutions que vous pourrez essayer et voir comment cela fonctionne. Vous allez certainement en apprendre beaucoup. Ce qui vous permettra d'agir differemment et mieux comprendre ce qui est bon pour vos cheveux.

  • Mormon Odyssey: The Story of Ida Hunt Udall, Plural Wife

    Mormon Odyssey is the captivating story of Ida Hunt Udall, a plural wife of David K. Udall, an early Mormon leader in Arizona. Her story is told through her memories of her early life; her journal; her "birthday book, " in which she made annual entries from 1873 to 1905; selected letters; and Maria Ellsworth's own interpretive material. Born in 1858, Ida Hunt Udall began her Mormon odyssey when she was quite young, pioneering with her family in Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. With the coming of the anti-Mormon crusade focusing on polygamists, Ida was forced to go into hiding soon after her marriage in 1882. She vividly describes her marriage, her life on the "underground" and the prison experiences of her husband as reported to her in letters she copied into her journal. Maria Ellsworth, Ida's granddaughter, weaves these materials into a compelling tale of hard work, courage, sacrifice, and devotion to a family, a religion, and a cause that defined her being and gave meaning to her life. She includes details of Ida's life based on the journals of Ida's sisters, family recollections, and historical documents. Mormon Odyssey provides a "window" on polygamy, with all its conflicts and disappointments, as well as its rewards. Here are keen insights into pioneer life in Arizona from the 1880s to 1915. The book will appeal to those interested in family history, Mormon history, frontier history, and women's history.

  • American Opera

    Tired of Tannhauser? Bored with Boheme? Then open your imagination to the unexpected pleasures of American opera. With this generous, accessible overview newly in paperback, Elise K. Kirk provides a vital history of one of America's liveliest arts. A treasure trove of information on a substantial, heretofore neglected repertoire, American Opera sketches musical traits and provides plot summaries, descriptions of sets and stagings, and biographical details about performers, composers, and librettists for more than one hundred American operas, many of which have received unjustifiably scant attention since their premieres. Elise K. Kirk, author of Musical Highlights from the White House and Music at the White House, is the founder and former editor of award-winning The Dallas Opera Magazine and has served on the National Advisory Board of the Kennedy Center.

  • Parler le hongrois en voyage

    Tous les mots, phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation.

  • Harrap's Mini Plus : Espagnol-Français


    • 42 000 mots et expressions et 62 000 traductions
    • Le plus complet des dictionnaires d'espagnol de format mini sur le marche
    • De nombreuses phrases exemples
    • Les verbes irreguliers, des informations pratiques et gastronomiques en supplement

  • The Man That Got Away: The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

    Over the Rainbow, "Stormy Weather," and "One for My Baby" are just a few of Harold Arlen's well-loved compositions. Yet his name is hardly known--except to the musicians who venerate him. At a gathering of songwriters George Gershwin called him "the best of us." Irving Berlin agreed. Paul McCartney sent him a fan letter and became his publisher. Bob Dylan wrote of his fascination with Arlen's "bittersweet, lonely world." A cantor's son, Arlen believed his music was from a place outside himself, a place that also sent tragedy. When his wife became mentally ill and was institutionalized he turned to alcohol. It nearly killed him. But the beautiful songs kept coming: "Blues in the Night," "My Shining Hour," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "The Man That Got Away." Walter Rimler drew on interviews with friends and associates of Arlen and on newly available archives to write this intimate portrait of a genius whose work is a pillar of the Great American Songbook.

  • The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa

    John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is an American icon. Most famous for his military marches, the composer-bandmaster led a disciplined group of devoted musicians on numerous American tours and around the world, shaping a new cultural landscape. Paul E. Bierley documents every aspect of the "March King's" band: its history, its star performers, its appearances on recordings and radio, and the problems they faced on their 1911 trip around the world. Enhanced by more than 120 images and photographs, The Incredible Band of John Philip Sousa also contains six statistical appendixes detailing where the band played, a complete list of musicians, instrumentation of the band, program listings, and a discography

  • A History of Cooks and Cooking

    Never has there been so little need to cook. Yet Michael Symons maintains that to be truly human we need to become better cooks: practical and generous sharers of food. Fueled by James Boswell's definition of humans as cooking animals (for "no beast can cook"), Symons sets out to explore the civilizing role of cooks in history. His wanderings take us to the clay ovens of the prehistoric eastern Mediterranean and the bronze cauldrons of ancient China, to fabulous banquets in the temples and courts of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Persia, to medieval English cookshops and southeast Asian street markets, to palace kitchens, diners, and to modern fast-food eateries. Symons samples conceptions and perceptions of cooks and cooking, from Plato and Descartes to Marx and Virginia Woolf, asking why cooks, despite their vital and central role in sustaining life, have remained in the shadows, unheralded, unregarded, and underappreciated. "People think of meals as occasions where you share food," he notes. "They rarely think of cooks as sharers of food." Considering such notions as the physical and political consequences of sauce, connections between food and love, and cooking as a regulator of clock and calendar, Symons provides a spirited and diverting defense of a cook-centered view of the world. Michael Symons is the author of One Continuous Picnic: A History of Eating in Australia and The Shared Table.

  • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

    A first-of-its-kind history, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tells the epic story of how an all-volunteer group founded by persecuted religious outcasts grew into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself.

    Drawing on decades of work observing and researching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Michael Hicks examines the personalities, decisions, and controversies that shaped "America's choir." Here is the miraculous story behind the Tabernacle's world-famous acoustics, the anti-Mormonism that greeted early tours, the clashes with Church leaders over repertoire and presentation, the radio-driven boom in popularity, the competing visions of rival conductors, and the Choir's aspiration to be accepted within classical music even as Mormons sought acceptance within American culture at large. Everything from Billboard hits to TV appearances to White House performances paved the way for Mormonism's crossover triumph. Yet, as Hicks shows, such success raised fundamental concerns regarding the Choir's mission, functions, and image.

  • Harrap's Parler l'arabe en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en pays arabophone.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre les plans de Marrakech et Tunis, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • Harrap's Compact Dictionnaire Anglais-Français, Français-Anglais

    - 115 000 mots et expressions.

    - 160 000 traductions.

    - Tout le vocabulaire contemporain, de la langue generale aux termes de specialite, avec une abondance de termes recents.

    - Des traductions riches et precises.

    - De nombreux exemples d'emploi et des expressions idiomatiques.

    - Un traitement detaille des americanismes.

    - Une presentation claire au service de la recherche rapide de l'information : des indicateurs guident vers la bonne traduction, et les verbes anglais a particule sont traites comme des entrees a part entiere.

  • EncyclopZdie de l'Ordre Nouveau - Hors-sZrie - WALLONIE (partie I)

    Dictionnaire biographique des 212 officiers de la LZgion / Sturmbrigade / Division Wallonie (aozt 1941 - mai 1945)

  • Dance and the Alexander Technique: Exploring the Missing Link

    In Dance and the Alexander Technique, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol and Luc Vanier utilize their ten years of research on developmental movement and dance training to explore the relationship between a specific movement technique and the basic principles of support and coordination. The Alexander Technique, developed in the early twentieth century by F. M. Alexander, can be used to enhance dexterity in all types of activities, from everyday actions as mundane as tooth-brushing to highly demanding dance movements. Applying the tenets of this technique through the lens of a specific subset of principles called the Dart Procedures, the authors offer a unique approach for using the Alexander Technique in dance and other activities. The principles of this technique are used by people in all walks of life and have proven to be effective for enhancing performance and improving overall health and well-being. Amply illustrated and supplemented with a DVD that demonstrates the concepts and applications of the Alexander Technique, this book will be highly instrumental for dancers, teachers of dance, and anyone interested in giving everyday movements more efficiency, dexterity, and elegance.

  • Harrap's Japonais : méthode intégrale

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante


  • Paul Thomas Anderson

    Since his explosive debut with the indie sensation Hard Eight , Paul Thomas Anderson has established himself as one of contemporary cinema's most exciting artists. His 2002 feature Punch-Drunk Love radically reimagined the romantic comedy. Critics hailed There Will Be Blood as a key film of the new millennium. In The Master , Anderson jarred audiences with dreamy amorphousness and a departure from conventional story mechanics. Acclaimed film scholar and screenwriter George Toles approaches these three films in particular, and Anderson's oeuvre in general, with a focus on the role of emergence and the production of the unaccountable. Anderson, Toles shows, is an artist obsessed with history, workplaces, and environments but also intrigued by spaces as projections of the people who dwell within. Toles follows Anderson from the open narratives of Boogie Nights and Magnolia through the pivot that led to his more recent films, Janus-faced masterpieces that orbit around isolated central characters--and advance Anderson's journey into allegory and myth. Blending penetrative analysis with a deep knowledge of filmic storytelling, Paul Thomas Anderson tours an important filmmaker's ever-deepening landscape of disconnection.

  • HARRAP'S MINI ALLEMAND-FRANCAIS/FRANCAIS-ALLEMAND

    L'essentiel de l'allemand a portee de main : 25 000 mots et expressions, 40 000 traductions, de nombreux exemples d'emploi, les expressions courantes, la phonetique.

  • What's That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness

    Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and advancements in cochlear implants and modes of communication. Kisor tells of his parents' drive to raise him as a member of the hearing and speaking world by teaching him effective lip-reading skills at a young age and encouraging him to communicate with his hearing peers. With humor and much candor, he narrates his time as the only deaf student at Trinity College in Connecticut and then as a graduate student at Northwestern University, as well as his successful career as the book review editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. Life without hearing, Kisor says, has been fine and fulfilling. Widely praised in popular media and academic journals when it was first published in 1990, What's That Pig Outdoors? opened new conversations about the deaf. Bringing those conversations into the twenty-first century, Kisor updates the continuing disagreements between those who advocate sign language and those who practice speech and lip-reading, discusses the increased acceptance of deaf people's abilities and idiosyncrasies, and considers technological advancements such as blogging, instant messaging, and hand-held mobile devices that have enabled deaf people to communicate with the hearing world on its own terms.

  • Harrap's Grammaire espagnole


    • L'outil de poche indispensable a la pratique de la langue.

    • Une grammaire adaptee a l'etude et a la pratique de l'espagnol pour acquerir et/ou reviser les mecanismes de la langue espagnole.

    • Les regles essentielles.

    • De nombreux exemples axes sur la vie courante.

    • Des explications claires et precises.

  • VOCABULAIRE DE L'ANGÉLOLOGIE d'après les manuscrits hébreux de la Bibliothèque Nationale

    Moise Schwab (1839-1918) est surtout connu pour avoir traduit le Talmud de Jerusalem et pour etre l'un des fondateurs de la Revue des Etudes Juives. Il est aussi l'auteur de volumineux articles dans lesquels il a repertorie, donne le sens et etablit la prononciation magique des noms des anges mentionnes dans les recueils cabalistiques et magiques juifs. La presente edition reunit et contient les reimpressions du Vocabulaire de l'Angelologie d'apres les manuscrits hebreux de la Bibliotheque Nationale (1897), de Le Manuscrit n? 1380 du Fonds Hebreu a la Bibliotheque Nationale - Supplement au Vocabulaire de l'Angelologie (1899) et d'Une amulette judeo-arameenne (1906) Caillet 10040 (Le Ms. n? 1380)

  • Parler le roumain en voyage

    Un guide de conversation riche et pratique a emporter en Roumanie pour une immersion reussie.

    Tout pour communiquer au quotidien :
    - les mots, phrases et expressions courantes pour chaque situation
    - la prononciation de tous les mots et expressions
    - un lexique bilingue de 4 000 mots
    - une petite grammaire

    Tout pour s'orienter :
    - des conseils pratiques et des notes culturelles
    - la carte de Bucarest

  • Harrap's Michel Thomas méthode Italien Perfectionnement

    Une methode 100% audio pour perfectionner son italien rapidement dans les conditions d'un cours particulier.

    Principe :
    4 CD de plus d'une heure chacun pour acquerir une maitrise fonctionnelle de l'italien

    Une methode basee sur la comprehension intelligente de la langue :
    - aucun livre, aucune prise de note : tout l'apprentissage passe par l'ecoute attentive
    - une methode progressive : l'italien est aborde par ses similarites avec le francais, et assimile par la comprehension et la repetition
    - un rythme flexible
    - un apprentissage convivial : l'apprentissage se fait en meme temps que deux autres eleves
    - l'essentiel de l'italien : regles de grammaire et de conjugaison, vocabulaire courant, prononciation

  • Traveling Home: Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism

    A compelling account of contemporary Sacred Harp singing, Traveling Home describes how this vibrant musical tradition brings together Americans of widely divergent religious and political beliefs. Named after the most popular of the nineteenth-century shape-note tunebooks--which employed an innovative notation system to teach singers to read music--Sacred Harp singing has been part of rural Southern life for more than 150 years. In the wake of the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s, this participatory musical tradition attracted new singers from all over America. All-day "singings" from The Sacred Harp now take place across the country, creating a diverse and far-flung musical community. Meanwhile, the advent of internet discussion boards and increasing circulation of singer-produced recordings have changed the nature of traditional transmission and sharpened debates about Sacred Harp as an "authentic" form of southern musical expression. Blending historical scholarship with wide-ranging fieldwork, Kiri Miller presents an engagingly written study of a musical movement that some have christened "a quintessential expression of American democracy."

  • Histoire de l'Art de la Dzcoupe, Des Matres d'H(tm)Tel Et Du Service En Salle, Tome 1

    Gil Galasso prZsente le tome 1 d'une sZrie de livres sur l'histoire de l'art de la dZcoupe ^ table. Ce tome, rZalisZ en doctorat d'histoire de l'art, retrace la pZriode allant de l'antiquitZ au 17me sicle, il retrace toute l'histoire des mZtiers du service ^ table au travers de leur art.

  • The Actor and His Text

    The Actor and His Text is a direct extension of Cicely Berry's first book, Voice and the Actor. It sets out to apply the methods of voice production directly and practically to the speaking of text. Specifically, it addresses the problem of how to infuse life and meaning into words that are first encountered on the printed page. While the greater part of her book is about the speaking of Shakespeare, Cicely Berry also includes the speaking of modern plays, such as those of Davis Rudkin and Edward Bond. She expands, too, on the exercises given in Voice and the Actor which help to develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control.

  • HARRAP'S METHODE RUSSE LIVRE + 2 CD

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    ? Des dialogues vivants

    ? Des documents varies

    ? Des activites variees, tres progressives

    ? Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    ? Une dimension culturelle importante

    ? Une forte dimension orale

  • Le petit cirque de l'horreur

    Etes-vous sur qu'un fantome ne peut revenir a la vie ?Etes-vous sur de bien connaitre votre chat ? Etes-vous certain de vivre la ou vous vivez ? Le Petit Cirque de l'Horreur, recueil de 11 nouvelles, explore les anciens themes chers a la litterature du fantastique et cherche dans la litterature voisine de nouveaux domaines.Fantome : Un homme tombe amoureux d'un fantome Le Walkman : Il faut se mefier des objets que l'on achete pour pas cher dans les boutiques de sorcellerieLe Succube : Un demon femelle captive un hommeVice et Versa : Tout est une question de point de vueOld Town : Qu'est-ce qu'un homme ne ferait pas pour tenir sa vengeance ! Je suis deja mort : Oui et je suis revenu a la vie pour vous en parlerLe chat : Un drole de petit felin celui la !Le parasite : Humilier une sorciere apres avoir couche avec elle n'est probablement pas la meilleure idee du siecleL'amante religieuse : Un homme, victime d'une passion devorante... litteralementLes sirenes sont des vampires : A la croisee des chemins L'homme qui s'assit par terre et qui ne se releva plus : Les choses ne semblent pas etre ce que l'on imagine qu'elles sont

  • L'Odyssée d'Homere, Vol. 1: Traduite En François, Avec Des Remarques (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Odyssee d'Homere, Vol. 1: Traduite en Francois, Avec des Remarques

    Les bornes trop eflroites d'une Preface ne permettent pas de traiter cette matiere dans ton te fon euendue, ruais ie me reflreindray de maniere que ie n'oublieray rien de'tout ce qu'il y' a*de principal. Je partageray cette Preface en quatre Parties.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Parler le finnois en voyage

    L'ouvrage est structure en deux parties distinctes :

    La premiere propose :
    - Un grand nombre de phrases usuelles et d’indications de prononciation,
    - Des informations sur la culture et les pratiques locales,
    - Un lexique gastronomique pour decouvrir la cuisine du pays et les principaux plats regionaux.

    La seconde propose un lexique d’environ 4 000 mots et expressions complete d’une grammaire concise pour maitriser l’essentiel de la langue.

    En supplement : 
    => Une petite grammaire recapitulant les points essentiels. 
    => Les adresses et numeros de telephone utiles a l’etranger. 
    => Les fetes et jours feries. 
    => La carte de la capitale du pays

  • Harrap's méthode express Italien Livre

    Un outil pedagogique concu pour un apprentissage autonome et rapide:

    - 20 lecons

    - ouverture des chapitres par des objectifs realistes

    - des dialogues pour introduire les mots et expressions nouveaux

    - des points de vocabulaire

    - des explications grammaticales

    - des activites corrigees

     

    En plus:

    - un lexique bilingue

     

    Objectifs: des resultats rapides

    - offrir a l'utilisateur l'opportuinte d'acquerir en quelques semaines les bases de la langue

    - lui permettre de se debrouiller dans la langue au quotidien, dans des situations reelles de communication

  • Harrap's Universal allemand francais NE

    Le dictionnaire de reference en allemand, avec son guide de communication

    Tout le vocabulaire pour maitriser l'allemand moderne :
    - le vocabulaire le plus actuel,
    - de nombreux termes specialises 
    - un traitement detaille des variantes regionales

    Les regles les plus recentes de l'orthographe allemande

    De precieuses aides a la traduction :- des explications sur les verbes fondamentaux
    - des encadres sur les difficultes grammaticales
    - les tableaux de conjugaisons indexes aux entrees du dictionnaire

    En supplement :
    - des cartes geographiques en couleur
    - un guide de communication tres complet

  • Harrap's Student allemand-francais

    Le Harrap's Student possede tous les atouts d'un grand dictionnaire : large vocabulaire specialise, tous les niveaux de langue, les variantes regionales, des milliers d'exemples; il propose en outre de nombreuses aides pedagogiques destinees aux lyceens et etudiants : notes culturelles, encadres d'expression et supplement inedit sur les examens d'allemand, a telecharger sur le site harrapsonline.com

    Ce supplement donne toutes les informations utiles et des conseils pour reviser et reussir les examens d'allemand que les francophones peuvent passer : pour evaluer son niveau, pour etudier ou pour travailler a l'etranger.

    Tout cet appareil pedagogique fait du Harrap's Student allemand-francais le premier grand dictionnaire vraiment accessible aux lyceens et etudiants.

  • The Powers of Philology: Dynamics of Textual Scholarship

    Philology--the discovery, editing, and presentation of historical texts--was once a firmly established discipline that formed the core study for students across a wide range of linguistic and literary fields. Although philology departments are steadily disappearing from contemporary educational establishments, in this book Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht demonstrates that the problems, standards, and methods of philology remain as vital as ever.

    For two and a half millennia philologists have viewed themselves as the modest heirs and curators of their textual past's most glorious periods, collecting and editing text fragments, historicizing them and adding commentary, and ultimately teaching them to contemporary readers.

    Gumbrecht argues for a return to this tradition as an alternative to an often free-floating textual interpretation and to the more recent redefinition of literary studies as "cultural studies," which risks a loss of intellectual focus. Such a return to philological core exercises, however, can become more than yet another movement of academic nostalgia only if it takes into account the hidden desire that has inspired
    philology since its Hellenistic beginnings: the desire to make the past present again by embodying it.

  • Guide de conversation Harrap's - Chinois

    Ces guides de conversation haut de gamme sont les compagnons indispensables de tous les voyageurs, pour faciliter le voyage et aller plus loin dans la decouverte des cultures Des supplements audio a telecharger sur le site www.harrap.com Des nouveaux themes tres actuels: l ecologie, voyager avec les enfants,... De nombreuses informations culturelles et une rubrique << ne ratez pas... >> pour ne pas commettre d impair et tout connaitre du pays visite La quadri permet une differenciation des thematiques par couleur

  • Portraits Par Un Diplomate (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Portraits par un Diplomate

    Mais l'ombre est a cote de la lumiere on rencontre aussi des caracteres qui laissent beaucoup a desirer.

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    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Parler l'Espagnol en voyage

    ? Tous les mots, phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation dans un pays hispanophone

    ? Des conseils pratiques et des notes culturelles

    ? Une presentation en deux couleurs tres claire

    ? Exclusif : Une carte de Madrid et de Barcelone

  • Je Connais Un Endroit Ou Il N'y a Rien Au Dessus

    A la suite de son premier livre paru il y a dix ans, Paul Jude, a la demande de nombreux chercheurs de l'affaire de Rennes-le-chateau publie son carnet de recherches, augmente des elements trouves depuis. Ce livre, edite sous forme de roman pour une meilleure facilite de lecture, donne la position de la cache supposee d'un tresor, situe au sud de Rennes-les-Bains. Ainsi, l'auteur, apres 30 ans de recherches, a enfin reussi a decoder la fameuse phrase ""Bergere, pas de tentation, que Poussin Teniers gardent la clef PAX,681 par la Croix et ce cheval de Dieu, j'acheve ce daemon de gardien a midi pommes bleues."" Sur laquelle tous les passionnes s'interrogent depuis la mort de l'abbe Sauniere et nous livre son explication. Retrouvez plus d'informations sur https: //tresormontsegur.wordpress.com/ Paul Jude est doctorant en histoire contemporaine a l'Universite de Bordeaux Montaigne.

  • Christian Petzold

    In eleven feature films across two decades, Christian Petzold has established himself as the most critically celebrated director in contemporary Germany. The best-known and most influential member of the Berlin School, Petzold's career reflects the trajectory of German film from 1970s New German Cinema to more popular fare in the 1990s and back again to critically engaged and politically committed filmmaking.
    In the first book-length study on Petzold in English, Jaimey Fisher frames Petzold's cinema at the intersection of international art cinema and sophisticated genre cinema. This approach places his work in the context of global cinema and invites comparisons to the work of directors like Pedro Almodovar and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who repeatedly deploy and reconfigure genre cinema to their own ends. These generic aspects constitute a cosmopolitan gesture in Petzold's work as he interprets and elaborates on cult genre films and popular genres, including horror, film noir, and melodrama. Fisher explores these popular genres while injecting them with themes like terrorism, globalization, and immigration, central issues for European art cinema. The volume also includes an extended original interview with the director about his work.

  • The Female Economy: The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930

    Hemmed in by "women's work" much less than has been thought, women in the late 1800s and early 1900s were the primary entrepreneurs in the millinery and dressmaking trades. The Female Economy explores that lost world of women's dominance, showing how independent, often ambitious businesswomen and the sometimes imperious consumers they served gradually vanished from the scene as custom production gave way to a largely unskilled modern garment industry controlled by men. Wendy Gamber helps overturn the portrait of wage-earning women as docile souls who would find fulfillment only in marriage and motherhood. She combines labor history, women's history, business history, and the history of technology while exploring topics as wide-ranging as the history of pattern-making and the relationship between entrepreneurship and marriage.

  • Harrap's : Grammaire anglaise


    • Une grammaire ideale pour acquerir et/ou reviser les mecanismes de la langue anglaise
    • Les mecanismes de la langue avec ses explications
    • Des exemples d'emploi




  • Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s, British blues fan Alan Harper became a transatlantic pilgrim to Chicago. "I've come here to listen to the blues," he told an American customs agent at the airport, and listen he did, to the music in its many styles, and to the men and women who lived it in the city's changing blues scene. Harper's eloquent memoir conjures the smoky redoubts of men like harmonica virtuoso Big Walter Horton and pianist Sunnyland Slim. Venturing from stageside to kitchen tables to the shotgun seat of a 1973 Eldorado, Harper listens to performers and others recollect memories of triumphs earned and chances forever lost, of deep wells of pain and soaring flights of inspiration. Harper also chronicles a time of change, as an up-tempo, whites-friendly blues eclipsed what had come before, and old Southern-born black players held court one last time before an all-conquering generation of young guitar aces took center stage.

  • Why Art Cannot Be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students

    In this smart survival guide for students and teachers--the only book of its kind--James Elkins examines the "curious endeavor to teach the unteachable" that is generally known as college-level art instruction. This singular project is organized around a series of conflicting claims about art: "Art can be taught, but nobody knows quite how."

    "Art can be taught, but it seems as if it can't be since so few students become outstanding artists."

    "Art cannot be taught, but it can be fostered or helped along."

    "Art cannot be taught or even nourished, but it is possible to teach right up to the beginnings of art so that students are ready to make art the moment they graduate."

    "Great art cannot be taught, but more run-of-the-mill art can be."

    Elkins traces the development (or invention) of the modern art school and considers how issues such as the question of core curriculum and the intellectual isolation of art schools affect the teaching and learning of art. He also addresses the phenomenon of art critiques as a microcosm for teaching art as a whole and dissects real-life critiques, highlighting presuppositions and dynamics that make them confusing and suggesting ways to make them more helpful.

    Elkins's no-nonsense approach clears away the assumptions about art instruction that are not borne out by classroom practice. For example, he notes that despite much talk about instilling visual acuity and teaching technique, in practice neither teachers nor students behave as if those were their principal goals. He addresses the absurdity of pretending that sexual issues are absent from life-drawing classes and questions the practice of holding up great masters and masterpieces as models for students capable of producing only mediocre art. He also discusses types of art--including art that takes time to complete and art that isn't serious--that cannot be learned in studio art classes.
    Why Art Cannot Be Taught is a response to Elkins's observation that "we know very little about what we do" in the art classroom. His incisive commentary illuminates the experience of learning art for those involved in it, while opening an intriguing window for those outside the discipline.

  • Lost And Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration

    Blending official history with community memory to frame the historical moment of recovery, this book reveals the complexities of people reclaiming their own history.

  • Le Tao du chant spontané

    Pratique depuis l'aube de l'humanite, le chant spontane prend sa source dans l'evidence et le mystere de l'instant present. Inspire par les tresors de la tradition tantrique du Cachemire et de la philosophie du Tao, ce livre est un compagnon d'aventure destine a tous ceux qui ont le desir de chanter en spontaneite. Il pose les jalons d'un chemin de transformation de notre rapport au monde, par la liberation de l'ecoute sensorielle et la rehabilitation du jeu sans enjeu. Une invitation a chanter en liberte, guide par la saveur de l'audace et le sens de l'emerveillement.

  • Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

    In Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, old-time musician and flatfoot dancer Philip Jamison journeys into the past and surveys the present to tell the story behind the square dances, step dances, reels, and other forms of dance practiced in southern Appalachia.

    These distinctive folk dances, Jamison argues, are not the unaltered jigs and reels brought by early British settlers, but hybrids that developed over time by adopting and incorporating elements from other popular forms. He traces the forms from their European, African American, and Native American roots to the modern day. On the way he explores the powerful influence of black culture, showing how practices such as calling dances as well as specific kinds of steps combined with white European forms to create distinctly "American" dances.

    From cakewalks to clogging, and from the Shoo-fly Swing to the Virginia Reel, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics reinterprets an essential aspect of Appalachian culture.

  • Country Music Humorists and Comedians

    This volume is an encyclopedia of country music performers who have used comedy as a central component of their presentation. Loyal Jones offers a conversational and informative biographical sketch of each performer, often including a sample of the musician's humor, a recording history, and amusing anecdotal tidbits. In an entertaining style, Jones covers performers throughout the twentieth century, from such early stars of vaudeville and radio barn dances as the Skillet Lickers and the Weaver Brothers and Elviry, to regulars on Hee Haw and the Grand Old Opry, continuing to current comedians such as the Austin Lounge Lizards, Ray Stevens, and Jeff Foxworthy.

  • Harrap's Global : Allemand/français, français/allemand


    • 205 000 mots et expressions

    • 240 000 traductions

    • Une couverture tres riche de l'allemand actuel, du vocabulaire general aux termes de specialite.

    • Un large eventail linguistique, de la langue poetique au langage familier.

    • Une structuration tres claire de l'information.

    • L'integration dans l'ensemble du texte de la nouvelle orthographe allemande: les nouvelles orthographes sont directement integrees dans le corps du dictionnaire; les anciennes orthographes restent presentes dans la partie allemande.

  • The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

    This biography charts the career and legacy of the pioneering American music manager Arthur Judson (1881-1975), who rose to prominence in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. A violinist by training, Judson became manager of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1915 under the iconic conductor Leopold Stokowski. Within a few years, Judson also took on management of the New York Philharmonic, navigating a period of change and the tenures of several important conductors who included William Mengelberg, Arturo Toscanini, and John Barbirolli. Judson also began managing individual artists, including pianists Alfred Cortot and Vladimir Horowitz, violinist Jasha Heifetz, and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. He also organized the U.S. tours of several prominent composers, including Igor Stravinsky and Vincent d'Indy. At the same time, Judson began managing conductors. His first clients were Stokowski and Fritz Reiner. By the 1930s, Judson's conductor list included most of the important conductors working in America. Drawing on rich correspondence between Judson and the conductors and artists he served, James M. Doering demonstrates Judson's multifaceted roles, including involvement with programming choices, building audiences, negotiating with orchestra members and their unions, and exploring new technologies for extending the orchestras' reach. In addition to his colorful career behind the scenes at two preeminent American orchestras, Judson was important for a number of innovations in arts management. In 1922, he founded a nationwide network of local managers and later became involved in the relatively unexplored medium of radio, working first with WEAF in New York City and then later forming his own national radio network in 1927. Providing valuable insight into the workings of these orchestras and the formative years of arts management, The Great Orchestrator is a valuable portrait of one of the most powerful managers in American musical history.

  • La Reine Victoria: Pages Choisies de Sa Correspondance 1837-1861 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Reine Victoria: Pages Choisies de Sa Correspondance 1837-1861

    Ministre. Vers la fin de l'annee, la nouvelle Bourse Royale est ouverte par la Reine avec une grande pompe.

    Les services rendus par sir Charles Napier aux Indes don nent lieu a des votes de remerciements dans les deux Cham bres. Peu de temps apres lord Ellenborough, le gouverneur general, est rappele par les directeurs de la Compagnie des Indes orientales: leur decision etait due sans doute a ses manieres imperieuses et a son amour du faste, mais cette mesure n'en est pas moins desapprouvee par le Ministere et le titre de comte est decerne a lord Ellenborough.

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    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Illini Loyalty: The University of Illinois

    Acclaimed Prairiescapes photographer Larry Kanfer presents his alma mater in his newest book as only he can. Through the eyes of an artist attuned to the details of place and space, Kanfer reveals the familiar vistas and landmarks that make the University of Illinois a special place for tens of thousands of students and alumni each year. A proud graduate of the University of Illinois himself, Kanfer shows the Urbana-Champaign campus from the North Quad to the South Farms, capturing campus events, iconic buildings, and architectural details from inside and outside. Crowds roar as they cheer on the Fighting Illini in Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall, and undergrads share a quiet moment between classes at the Illini Union. Kanfer's images convey the character of the school throughout the seasons, from the bloom of spring to winter's blanketing snows. The images illustrate the splendor of the university's academic buildings and the grandeur of its libraries, its intimate corners and vaulted lecture halls, its museums and residence halls. Accompanying text by Alaina Kanfer guides readers through the campus scenes, providing the history and lore of landmarks such as Lorado Taft's Alma Mater sculpture, the venerable Morrow Plots, the Altgeld Hall bell tower, and more than a century's worth of class gifts that embellish the campus landscape. The Kanfers also commemorate notable people in the university's history, highlight newer additions to the campus such as the Siebel Center for Computer Science and the ACES Library, and celebrate long-standing traditions including Homecoming, Illini sports, graduation, and Quad Day. A must-have for students, graduates, parents, and fans, Illini Loyalty memorably conveys the University of Illinois' spirit of education, innovation, and pride, and every page is infused with Larry Kanfer's fierce devotion to the Urbana-Champaign campus.

  • Les Mystères de la Russie, Tableau Politique Et Moral de l'Empire Russe: Histoire, Biographie, Statistique, Politique, Législation, Administration, ... Commerce, Agriculture, Moeurs Publiques Et P

    Excerpt from Les Mysteres de la Russie, Tableau Politique Et Moral de l'Empire Russe: Histoire, Biographie, Statistique, Politique, Legislation, Administration, Religion, Institutions, Armee, Marine, Industrie, Finances, Commerce, Agriculture, Moeurs Publiques Et Privees

    Quoique les Mysteres de la Russie soient. Au fond, un livre eminemment se rieux, on y trouvera un grand nombre d'anecdotes et de recits, dans lesquels l'auteur s'est applique a deguiser la gravite de sa these sous la variete de la forme.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Susurrements

    Recueil poetique sur la vie d'un jeune adulte, Susurrements est entierement en ecriture libre pour le symbole de la soif de liberte. Les nombreuses choses qui devraient etre dites a voix basse sont ici hurlees et affirmees : le sexe, la jeunesse, les experiences, les difficultes en amour et en general. Le poete cherche ici a raconter son entree dans la vie adulte, les realites auxquelles il est confronte ou encore les bons moments qu'il partage ; en esperant faire en sorte que le lecteur plus vieux ou non s'y identifie. L'ecriture peut parfois etre crue et paraitre excessive, elle peut encore etre douce et miroir d'un manque mais cela toujours dans la volonte de crier a la liberte : le poete s'exprime comme bon lui semble. "Quand tu auras quarante piges, tu reflechiras et tu verras que tu n'es plus jeune, alors tu pleureras. Lis La derniere bande de Beckett, adieu." - Eve de l'ile d'emeraude

  • HARRAP'S STUDENT ANGLAIS-FRANCAIS/FRANCAIS-ANGLAIS

    Un dictionnaire pedagogique ideal pour l'etude de l'anglais. Tout le vocabulaire courant et actuel : 245 000 mots et expressions, 420 000 traductions, une large couverture de l'anglais courant et specialise, tous les niveaux de langue, de l'anglais litteraire a l'argot, les variantes americaines, australiennes et irlandaises. Tout pour faciliter la traduction : des notes pedagogiques, etymologie de certains termes, encadres d'usage, points sur les differences avec le francais, des notes culturelles, des milliers d'exemples pour illustrer les differents sens des mots, un texte tres clair en 2 couleurs. Un supplement pour preparer les examens d'anglais : tous les conseils pour reviser les epreuves du baccalaureat, des aides pour reussir les examens d'anglais.

  • Harrap's Michel Thomas méthode Italien Débutant

    Une methode 100% audio pour apprendre l'italien rapidement dans les conditions d'un cours particulier.

    Principe :
    7 CD de plus d'une heure chacun pour acquerir une maitrise fonctionnelle de l'italien

    Une methode basee sur la comprehension intelligente de la langue :
    - aucun livre, aucune prise de note : tout l'apprentissage passe par l'ecoute attentive
    - une methode progressive : l'italien est aborde par ses similarites avec le francais, et assimile par la comprehension et la repetition
    - un rythme flexible
    - un apprentissage convivial : l'apprentissage se fait en meme temps que deux autres eleves
    - l'essentiel de l'italien : regles de grammaire et de conjugaison, vocabulaire courant, prononciation

  • From Here to Tierra Del Fuego

    Tierra del Fuego is the southernmost inhabited locale in the world and one of South America's most popular tourist destinations, although there's nothing there except "the end of the world."
    When asked why they have come to Tierra del Fuego, most visitors say, "I just wanted to be able to say I'd been here." Paul Magee, the anthropologist among them, seizes upon this absurd nonreason to investigate the West's complex relationship to an island synonymous with the word elsewhere.

    Beginning with Darwin, who saw the Fuegian Indians as the world's most primitive inhabitants, Magee interweaves the offhand anecdotes of nineteenth-century colonial adventurers with the primitivist jokes of the travelers he encounters. Reading these self-superior texts through the theories and commentaries of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Michael Taussig, Theodor Adorno, and others, Magee explores the West's obsession with seeing its commodities, from Coke bottles to cakes of Pears' Soap, as objects of native fascination and fetishism.

    Bringing the trivial, the offhand, and the anecdotal into the space of politics, Magee demonstrates how these links between them and the genocidal colonization of the island implicate even the casual, overtly purposeless tourist in the exploitative structures of global capitalism.

    Experimental, entertaining, and occasionally over the top, From Here to Tierra del Fuego maneuvers through a history of racial violence, primitivist fantasy, and throwaway lines to reveal the international tourist industry's role in contemporary world power.



  • Domestic Tyranny: The Making of American Social Policy Against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present

    Elizabeth Pleck's Domestic Tyranny chronicles the rise and demise of legal, political, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present. Based on in-depth research into court records, newspaper accounts, and autobiographies, this book argues that the single most consistent barrier to reform against domestic violence has been the Family Ideal--that is, ideas about family privacy, conjugal and parental rights, and family stability. This edition features a new introduction surveying the multinational and cultural themes now present in recent historical writing about family violence.

  • The Music of Bill Monroe

    The authors study Bill Monroe's contributions to American and world music. Spanning over 1,000 separate performances, this work presents a chronological list of Bill Monroe's commercially released sound and visual recordings.

  • Harrap's Methode Perfectionnement Italien

    1 livre et 2 cd audio de une heure chacun. Une methode novatrice dynamique concrete et accessible.Une demarche pedagogique qui permet d'approfondir sa connaissance d'une langue. Un environnement d'apprentissage convivial qui entretient l'envie d'apprendre. Des dialogues vivants presentant un vocabulaire authentique et actuel. Des documents varies tires du quotidien et de l'actualite. Des activites variees, tres progressives et originales pour entretenir la motivation. Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie explications grammaticales simples lexiques en fin d'ouvrage. Une dimension culturelle importante. Une maquette attrayante et illustree. Objectif bilingue : permettre a l'utilisateur de s'exprimer sur le monde qui l'entoure. Lui permettre de parler dans toutes les situations a l'etranger et de communiquer avec aisance avec un locuteur natif

  • Advocacy Plus: A Guide For Young Advocates

    "Any aspiring advocate should read and learn from this excellent practical guide." Sir John Royce, Former Presiding Judge on the Western Circuit

  • Healing Souls: Psychotherapy in the Latter-Day Saint Community

    In this first history of psychotherapy among the Latter-day Saints, Eric G. Swedin describes how modern psychology has affected the "healing of souls" in the LDS community. But he also shows how this community melded its theological doctrines with mainstream psychiatry when secular concepts clashed with fundamental tenets of Mormonism.

    The psychological professions pervasive in twentieth-century American society were viewed as dangerous by some religious communities. Healing Souls describes the LDS community's mixed feelings about science and modernity: while valuing knowledge, Mormons feared a challenge to faith. Nonetheless, psychology courses were introduced at Brigham Young University, and LDS psychotherapists began to introduce new ideas and practices to the community.

    Swedin portrays the rise of professional organizations such as the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists, as well as the importance of Allen E. Bergin, first director of the BYU Institute for Studies in Values and Human Behavior. Bergin and others paved the way for the LDS adoption of professional psychotherapy as an essential element of their "cure of souls."

    Important chapters take up LDS psychopathology, feminist dissent, LDS philosophies of sexuality, and the LDS rejection of mainstream psychotherapy's selfist psychology on the basis of theological doctrines of family salvation, eternalism, and the natural man.

    Healing Souls contributes to a more complete historical picture of the mental health professions in North America and a better understanding of how religious traditions and psychology have influenced each other.

  • Lettres Persanes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lettres Persanes

    Si la plupart de ceux qui nous ont don ne des recueils de lettres avoient fait de meme, ils auroient vu leurs ouvrages s'e vanouir.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-First Century

    A classroom perennial and comprehensive guide, America's Religions lays out the background, beliefs, practices, and leaders of the nation's religious movements and denominations. The fourth edition, thoroughly revised and updated by Peter W. Williams, draws on the latest scholarship. In addition to reconsidering the history of America's mainline faiths, it delves into contemporary issues like religion's impact on politics and commerce; the increasingly high profile of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam; Mormonism's entry into the mainstream; and battles over gay marriage and ordination.

  • Play and the Human Condition

    In Play and the Human Condition, Thomas Henricks brings together ways of considering play to probe its essential relationship to work, ritual, and communitas. Focusing on five contexts for play--the psyche, the body, the environment, society, and culture--Henricks identifies conditions that instigate play, and comments on its implications for those settings. Offering a general theory of play as behavior promoting self-realization, Henricks articulates a conception of self that includes individual and social identity, particular and transcendent connection, and multiple fields of involvement. Henricks also evaluates play styles from history and contemporary life to analyze the relationship between play and human freedom.

    Imaginative and stimulating, Play and the Human Condition shows how play allows us to learn about our qualities and those of the world around us--and in so doing make sense of ourselves.

  • A Blues Life

    Henry Townsend, who first arrived in St. Louis and began playing guitar in the mid- 1920s, was an integral part of the St. Louis blues scene during its formative years. Three-quarters of a century later, Townsend is the last remaining link to the early blues world of St. Louis. This enchanting oral history recounts Townsend's early days as a shoeshiner fronting for a bootlegging operation, his passion for the guitar ('the sound of that guitar just went through me, just penetrated me like a bullet'), and his collaborations and friendships with many of the musicians and entrepreneurs who shaped the blues scene in St. Louis. Through Townsend's easy reminiscences, the guitarist Lonnie Johnson, the pianists Walter Davis and Roosevelt Sykes, and the promoter Jessie Johnson come vividly to life, along with scores of other individuals both remembered and forgotten who left their mark on a key musical genre.Touching on important social aspects of St. Louis life, from racism and police harassment to honky-tonk speakeasies, "A Blues Life" offers a personal and often moving commentary on music and culture in the city. Townsend recounts that in the 1920s, St. Louis' Booker T. Washington Theater brought in famous acts like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Peg Leg Bates, but very few local blues artists ever appeared there. While middle-class blacks regarded jazz as on the border of respectability, the blues were far over the line, and especially the raw, 'gut bucket style blues' that he says set St. Louis blues apart from the styles developing in Chicago, Kansas City, and Mississippi. A living legend, Townsend is still active as a performer and a recording artist. His story is a priceless first-hand account of a world long gone, even as his music-making continues to influence a new generation of St. Louis blues artists.

  • Guide des Médicaments d'Officine 2018

    Au fil de ses 130 pages, le Guide des Medicaments d'Officine offre aux eleves preparateurs et aux etudiants en pharmacie un support consacre aux medicaments. Les preparatrices et preparateurs diplomes, tout comme les infirmier(e)s et pharmacien(ne)s, apprecieront ce manuel pour accroitre leurs connaissances. L'auteur, Docteur en Pharmacie, a reuni dans cet ouvrage 1 680 medicaments ranges par classes therapeutiques. Chaque medicament est designe par son nom commercial accompagne de sa DCI. Des indications, contre-indications et effets indesirables viennent agrementer la description de nombreuses classes therapeutiques. L'index de 2 830 entrees (1 680 medicaments et 1 150 principes actifs) permet un acces rapide a l'information recherchee. Plusieurs documents sont reunis en annexe : lexique medical francais-anglais, grossesse et medicaments, valeurs biologiques, calendrier vaccinal, medicaments retires du marche, proprietes de plantes, pansements, guide de l'aerosoltherapie.

  • I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

    The black prizefighter labored in one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown: boxing. His prowess in the ring asserted an independence and powerful masculinity rare for black men in a white-dominated society, allowing him to be a man--and thus truly free. Louis Moore draws on the life stories of African American fighters active from 1880 to 1915 to explore working-class black manhood. As he details, boxers bought into American ideas about masculinity and free enterprise to prove their equality while using their bodies to become self-made men. The African American middle class, meanwhile, grappled with an expression of public black maleness they saw related to disreputable leisure rather than respectable labor. Moore shows how each fighter conformed to middle class ideas of masculinity based on his own judgment of what culture would accept. Finally, he argues that African American success in the ring shattered the myth of black inferiority despite media and government efforts to defend white privilege.

  • Le Papillon de la Transformation - Exercice de Sophrologie

    Cet exercice de visualisation creatrice permet d'accepter la transformation que demande la connexion a son etre profond, a son potentiel creatif (de createur de sa vie), la quete spirituelle. A chaque nouveau plafond, chaque nouvelle etape du processus d'eveil, vous devrez vous delester de ce qui n'est plus, de ce qui entrave la diffusion de votre lumiere personnelle et l'accomplissement de votre mission de vie: mauvaises habitudes, dependance affective, autres dependances, traumatismes, education trop rigide ou pas assez, blessures de l'ame etc Grace a cet exercice, vous pourrez plus aisement accepter les moments moins faciles par lesquels vous devrez passer pour evoluer spirituellement parlant. Bonne lecture Lise Larbalestrier www.melleseraphine.net MelleSeraphineE-Shop: https: //www.etsy.com/fr/shop/MelleSeraphineEShop?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

  • Ancient Records of Egypt: The 19th Dynasty

    Volume 3 of Ancient Records of Egypt opens on the chaotic aftermath of King Akhenaten's religious revolution. Breasted chronicles the precarious reigns of Akhenaten's successors and the political and legal reforms of King Horemheb, who succeeded to the throne after the passing of the last members of the royal family. This volume contains the important edict of Horemheb, intended to prevent the oppressive abuses connected with the collection of taxes from the common people, and the inscriptions of Roy, high priest of Amon, showing the first transmission from father to son of the office of the high priest.

    In the context of a long history of mutilating and altering reliefs for political purposes, Breasted discusses the insertion into a relief of the figure of Ramesses II in order to reinforce his claim to the throne. This volume also includes the treaty of alliance that sealed peace with the Hittites under Ramesses II; a series of documents that record the invasion of Libyans and Mediterranean Sea people during the reign of Merneptah; and the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, the most remarkable of the rock-cut temples of Egypt.

    This first complete paperback edition of Breasted's five-volume Ancient Records of Egypt makes available to a new audience a milestone in Egyptology and in the compilation of documentary histories. Clearly annotated for the lay reader, the documents provide copious evidence of trade relations, construction activities, diplomatic envoys, foreign expeditions, and other aspects of a vigorous, highly organized, and centrally controlled society. Breasted's commentary is both rigorously documented and accessible, suffused with a contagious fascination for the events, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication these records indicate

  • PCBs: Human and Environmental Disposition and Toxicology

    Though polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been banned in the United States for more than thirty years, the toxic effects of their presence in local environments continue to be a significant public health concern. PCBs: Human and Environmental Disposition and Toxicology brings together more than fifty established specialists on PCB toxicity to discuss recent trends and specialized investigations of PCB influences on the environment and on humans. Renowned scientists including Paul S. Cooke, Takeshi Nakano, Tomas Trnovec, Deborah C. Rice, Linda S. Birnbaum, and Charles S. Wong present cutting-edge research on Hudson River PCBs, human contamination, homologue profiles, high PCB exposure in Slovakia, and PCB effects on the thyroid hormone, nutrition, and estrogen levels in humans and animals. Focusing on the detection, movement, metabolism, toxicity, remediation, and risk assessment of PCB contamination, this multi-disciplinary study is a valuable resource for regulatory agencies and scientists working with PCBs.

  • Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe

    In this first biography of legendary banjoist J. D. Crowe, Marty Godbey charts the life and career of one of bluegrass's most important innovators. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Crowe picked up the banjo when he was thirteen years old, inspired by a Flatt & Scruggs performance at the Kentucky Barn Dance. Godbey relates the long, distinguished career that followed, as Crowe performed and recorded both solo and as part of such varied ensembles as Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, the all-acoustic Kentucky Mountain Boys, and the revolutionary New South, who created an adventurously eclectic brand of bluegrass by merging rock and country music influences with traditional forms. Over the decades, this highly influential group launched the careers of many other fresh talents such as Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Doyle Lawson. With a selective discography and drawing from more than twenty interviews with Crowe and dozens more with the players who know him best, Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J. D. Crowe is the definitive music biography of a true bluegrass original.

  • Parler le croate en voyage

    L'ouvrage est structuré en deux parties distinctes :

    La première propose :
    - Un grand nombre de phrases usuelles et d’indications de prononciation,
    - Des informations sur la culture et les pratiques locales,
    - Un lexique gastronomique pour découvrir la cuisine du pays et les principaux plats régionaux.

    La seconde propose un lexique d’environ 4 000 mots et expressions complété d’une grammaire concise pour maîtriser l’essentiel de la langue.

    En supplément :
    => Une petite grammaire récapitulant les points essentiels.
    => Les adresses et numéros de téléphone utiles à l’étranger.
    => Les fêtes et jours fériés.
    => La carte de la capitale du pays.

  • I NUMERI SACRI NELLA TRADIZIONE PITAGORICA MASSONICA

    Riesumare e restituire l'antica aritmetica pitagorica e opera quanto mai ardua, perche le notizie che ne sono rimaste sono scarse e non tutte attendibili. Bisognerebbe ad ogni passo ed affermazione citare le fonti e discuterne il valore; ma questo renderebbe la esposizione lunga e pesante e meno facile la intelligenza della restituzione. Percio, in generale, ci asterremo da ogni apparato filologico, ci atterremo soltanto a quanto risulta meno controverso e dichiareremo sempre quanto e soltanto nostra opinione o risultato del nostro lavoro.

  • Classic Film Series: Madonna in Body of Evidence and Dangerous Game

    Chris Wade looks at two films which have been sadly sidelined over the past two decades. Both films were released in the same year, and both starred Madonna in completely opposing scenarios and roles. Body Of Evidence was seen as a Basic Instinct erotic thriller rip off, but many missed the irony and black hunour of the whole piece. Dangerous Game was a rough and raw exercise in the film with a film format, directed by the brilliant Abel Ferrara. In the former, Madonna put her all into the role of a femme fatale being trialled for murder. In the latter, Madonna played an actress gaining credibility by appearing in a movie for acclaimed cult director Eddie Israel, played by Harvey Keitel. She gave what is arguably her finest performance to date. This book is an appreciation of these two films, which are explored in depth throughout. The links, similarities and contrasts between them are also highlighted, and there is an insightful interview with Ken Kelsch, the cinematographer of Dangerous Game.

  • Annales de la Société Royale Malacologique de Belgique, 1886, Vol. 21 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Annales de la Societe Royale Malacologique de Belgique, 1886, Vol. 21

    Comme Bosquet avait reconnu la plupart des especes inedites qui se trouvent dans sa collection, je crois devoir les signaler sous les noms qu'il leur a donnes, en attendant qu'elles puissent etre decrites et figurees.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Harrap's dictionnaire compact anglais

    Un ouvrage complet : 115 000 mots et expressions et 170 000 traductions ; Les variantes regionales (ex : plus de 5 000 latino-americanismes) ; Une excellente couverture des noms propres : pays, nationalites, regions, villes, entites politiques, organismes ; Plus de 1000 sigles et abreviations. Un ouvrage tres riche : Une mise en contexte au moyen de nombreux exemples et expressions idiomatiques ; Plus de 250 encadres : culturels, riches et actuels, d'usage, pour une utilisation correcte de la langue (ex : faux amis). Pratique : Des supplements particulierement utiles : les tableaux des conjugaisons, un guide de communication complet (lettre, telephone, email, candidature) en anglais et espagnol. Une presentation claire qui permet un acces rapide aux differents sens d'un terme.

  • Manuel Pratique de Devotion Hoodoo - Tante Caroline

    On dZsigne, dans le HooDoo, les pratiques dZvotionnelles aux saints par C rite de dZvotion aux saints E ou C Magie de DZvotion E. Cette pratique, issue du catholicisme, fut intZgrZe dans le HooDoo sous lOinfluence des communautZs franaises et mexicaines de Louisiane. Le rite de dZvotion est souvent utilisZ simultanZment ^ dOautres magies. Elle fait partie intZgrante de la magie dite C des chandelles E, puisquOelle utilise le principe des neuvaines ou 7 Day Candles en verre sur lesquelles sont reprZsentZes la figure, lOimage, ou la photo du saint concernZ (catholique ou populaire), ainsi que la prire adaptZe. Cette chandelle est allumZe pendant sept ou neuf jours (selon son type), soit en continu (flamme laissZe allumZe), soit par intermittence (allumZe une ^ deux heures par jour, Zteinte, rallumZe le lendemain ^ la mme heure, pendant sept ou neuf jours). Cette magie de dZvotion peut tre trs puissante. Ce livret est centrZ sur: Tante Caroline Dye

  • Harrap's Essential Dictionnaire Français-Espagnol

    - 40 000 mots et expressions.

    - 60 000 traductions.

    - Les termes techniques et ceux des affaires.

    - Plusieurs niveaux de langue.

    - Un traitement detaille des americanismes.

    - De nombreux exemples et d'indications grammaticales.

    - En annexe :

    1?) la prononciation,

    2?) les verbes irreguliers dans les 2 langues,

    3?) des informations pratiques : les nombres, les sigles usuels, les abreviations.

  • Harrap's Compact Plus allemand

    135 000 mots et expressions et 170 000 traductions dans un ouvrage revu pour une meilleure lisibilite du texte
    Le vocabulaire le plus recent en allemand comme en francais
    De nombreux termes specialises (informatique, technologies, economie, medecine)
    Les variantes germanophones (Suisse, Autriche)
    De tres nombreux exemples et expressions idiomatiques
    Des encadres d'aides a l'expression (objecter/contredire, comprendre, croire, critiquer…)
     
    Et en supplement :
    - des cartes geographiques en couleur,
    - un precis de grammaire allemande avec les conjugaisons,
    - la liste des Lander allemands, des provinces autrichiennes et des cantons suisses.

  • 150 exercices de français pour se préparer au CFG

    Cet ouvrage pedagogique en francais s'adresse plus particulierement a des jeunes en difficulte scolaire et a des eleves issus de Section d'Enseignement General et Professionnel Adapte (SEGPA) ou aux personnes sorties du systeme scolaire sans diplome ni qualification professionnelle. Il propose des exercices riches et varies en grammaire, vocabulaire, orthographe et conjugaison qui cadrent avec les exigences des nouveaux programmes du CFG et aussi des exercices consacres a l'expression ecrite avec des sujets a composer, des conseils d'aide a la redaction, une methode pas a pas pour comprendre un texte et repondre aux questions, une grille de competences. Afifa Hamdi est enseignante depuis plus de 25 ans sur des programmes d'insertion aupres de jeunes en rupture avec le systeme educatif et d'adultes en situation d'apprentissage. Afifa Hamdi est egalement auteure de deux ouvrages scolaires publies en 2005 aux editions Casteilla, destines a des jeunes en difficulte.

  • Artaria 195: Commentary/Facsimile/Transcription

    A primary source for Beethoven scholarship revealing the creative processes of one of the greatest masters of musical art, this three-volume set makes available in print for the first time Artaria 195, the large-format sketchbook and central document for Beethoven's compositional activity during 1820.

    Artaria 195 includes sketches for two of Beethoven's masterpieces: the Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 109, and the Missa solemnis, Op. 123. It also preserves Beethoven's work on the Bagatelles Op. 119, Nos. 7-11, and other unknown brief piano pieces.

    Beethoven's sketchbooks were his workshop. Capturing the methods he used to craft his ideas into art, they reveal his complex creativity and offer rich material for examining his revision process. Variations in his entries reflect the range of his musical moods and offer clues about the circumstances of composition. His notes and shorthand can illuminate the ways he expanded and refined ideas, clarify biographical or musical mysteries, or call attention to deliberate links between compositions.

    This edition includes a full-scale color facsimile of this major sketchbook, which will allow scholars to distinguish between shades of ink and pencil markings and discern layers of notations for Beethoven's works in progress. Beethoven's handwriting is fascinating, but also puzzling and idiosyncratic. William Kinderman has fully deciphered and annotated the sketchbook in the transcription volume. His analyses and discoveries are revealed in the separate book-length commentary, which serves as a guide for users as they compare the sketchbook with the transcriptions. Kinderman explores all other sources used by Beethoven while Artaria 195 was in use, and provides detailed inspection of the evolution and style of this remarkable music. New light is shed on the genesis of his last three piano sonatas, and revealing perspectives emerge on the psychology of his creative process.

  • Shadows of Treblinka

    Inspiring and compelling, this husband-and-wife memoir traces two very different paths through uncertainty and horror ... to survival. Saul was the son of a poor shoemaker, Miriam the daughter of a prosperous furrier. Both grew up in Siemiatcyze, a small town near what became, in 1939, the Russian-German border - only forty miles away from the Treblinka death camp. Both waged courageous and daring fights for life that stand as rare counterexamples to the widely held belief that Jews offered minimal resistance to their persecutors. At the same time their stories provide startling evidence of the prior knowledge Jews in the region surrounding Treblinka had of the genocide taking place there. Saul's riveting "Escape from Treblinka" is one of the few accounts ever published of escape from this camp. On the run and forced to seek help from strangers, he was constantly in danger of being discovered or betrayed. In "Long Days, Dark Nights, " Miriam recounts her own harrowing tale: first hiding in an underground bunker and then, with her brother, searching the wild Polish countryside for their parents. Shadows of Treblinka draws the reader deep into the daily terrors and struggles of eluding capture and death at the hands of the Nazis. Ultimately, these separate tales of courage, faith, resourcefulness, and luck come together in a remarkable love story.

  • Les Ovnis Du Centre-Val de Loire - Catalogue Regional

    Le prZsent ouvrage propose un panorama des rencontres insolites dans les cieux du Centre Val de Loire. Au travers de ce catalogue rZgional l'auteur prZsente plusieurs facettes du phZnomne OVNI mettant en Zvidence les immixtions d'Ztranges engins venus d'outre espace. Jean de Quercy, aprs d'amples recherches rZunit pour la premire fois un Zchantillonnage reprZsentatif de tZmoignages de personnes, comme vous et moi, qui eurent la chance d'tre choisies par un phZnomne qui, s'il est prZsent depuis plus de 70 ans, reste discret et imprZvisible.

  • Thunder Below!: The Uss Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II

    The thunderous roar of exploding depth charges was a familiar and comforting sound to the crew members of the USS Barb, who frequently found themselves somewhere between enemy fire and Davy Jones's locker.

    Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey.

    This is a gripping adventure chock-full of "you-are-there" moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen. And in a fascinating twist, he uses archival documents from the Japanese Navy to give its version of events.

    The unique story of the Barb begins with its men, who had the confidence to become unbeatable. Each team helped develop innovative ideas, new tactics, and new strategies. All strove for personal excellence, and success became contagious. Instead of lying in wait under the waves, the USS Barb pursued enemy ships on the surface, attacking in the swift and precise style of torpedo boats. She was the first sub to use rocket missiles and to creep up on enemy convoys at night, joining the flank escort line from astern, darting in and out as she sank ships up the column.
    Surface-cruising, diving only to escape, "Luckey Fluckey" relentlessly patrolled the Pacific, driving his boat and crew to their limits. There can be no greater contrast to modern warfare's long-distance, videogame style of battle than the exploits of the captain and crew of the USS Barb, where they sub, out of ammunition, actually rammed an enemy ship until it sank.

    Thunder Below! is a first-rate, true-life, inspirational story of the courage and heroism of ordinary men under fire.

  • Les Possédées de Loudun Et Urbain Grandier: Étude Historique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Possedees de Loudun Et Urbain Grandier: Etude Historique

    Le clerge de Loudun, ecrit Louis Figuier, ne vit pas sans quelque jalousie secrete un pretre investi de deux benefices dans une ville a. Laquelle il etait etranger par sa naissance.
    C'est la une supposition purement gratuite et sans valeur historique.

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  • Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice

    Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice addresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must challenge intersecting forms of oppression. This anthology presents bold and gripping--sometimes horrifying--personal narratives from fourteen activists who have personally explored links of oppression between humans and animals, including such exploitative enterprises as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade. Sister Species asks readers to rethink how they view "others," how they affect animals with their daily choices, and how they might bring change for all who are abused. These essays remind readers that women have always been important to social justice and animal advocacy, and they urge each of us to recognize the links that continue to bind all oppressed individuals. The astonishing honesty of these contributors demonstrates with painful clarity why every woman should be an animal activist and why every animal activist should be a feminist. Contributors are Carol J. Adams, Tara Sophia Bahna-James, Karen Davis, Elizabeth Jane Farians, Hope Ferdowsian, Linda Fisher, Twyla Francois, Christine Garcia, A. Breeze Harper, Sangamithra Iyer, Pattrice Jones, Lisa Kemmerer, Allison Lance, Ingrid Newkirk, Lauren Ornelas, and Miyun Park.

  • The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance

    In recent years, there has been an upsurge in interest in "roots music" and "world music," popular forms that fuse contemporary sounds with traditional vernacular styles. In the 1950s and 1960s, the music industry characterized similar sounds simply as "folk music." Focusing on such music since the 1950s, The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance analyzes the intrinsic contradictions of a commercialized folk culture. Both Rounder Records and the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance have sought to make folk music widely available, while simultaneously respecting its defining traditions and unique community atmosphere. By tracing the histories of these organizations, Michael F. Scully examines the ongoing controversy surrounding the profitability of folk music. He explores the lively debates about the difficulty of making commercially accessible music, honoring tradition, and remaining artistically relevant, all without "selling out."

    In the late 1950s through the 1960s, the folk music revival pervaded the mainstream music industry, with artists such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez singing historically or politically informed ballads based on musical forms from Appalachia and the South. In the twenty-first century, the revival continues, and it includes a variety of music derived from Cajun, African American, and Mexican traditions, among many others. Even though the mainstream music industry and media largely ignore the term "folk music," a strong allure based on nostalgia, the desire for community, and a sense of exclusiveness augments an enthusiastic following connected by word-of-mouth, numerous festivals, and the Internet. There are more folk festivals now than there were during the original boom of the 1960s, suggesting that music artists, agents, and record label representatives are striking a successful balance between tradition and profitability. Scully combines rich interviews of music executives and practicing folk musicians with valuable personal experience to reveal how this American subculture remains in a "never-ending revival" based on fluid definitions of folk and folk music.

  • Practical Arduino C

    This book takes the reader through a fast paced brief on digital computers and computer programs. The journey then continues with a thorough introduction to the C programming language encompassing the restrictions and enhancements provided by the Arduino environment. The book then builds upon the language features adding practical applications for the reader's C knowledge while interacting with the Arduino hardware. Interrupts, timers and ports are investigated while developing competent C skills. The control of servos and stepper motors is explored and software libraries evaluated. Program development techniques and state machines add to the mix. Communications interfaces are analysed and developed to thoroughly extend the reader's C skill set. These are then extended by exploring algorithms and data structures directly relevant to the platform and Arduino based projects.

  • The Quote Sleuth: A Manual for the Tracer of Lost Quotations

    Our quest to locate and verify lost quotations will be made immeasurably easier thanks to the guidelines and helpful hints in The Quote Sleuth. Anthony W. Shipps, a noted practitioner of the noble art of quotation tracing, devotes an entire book to the tools and methods used in the identification of the sources of quotations.

  • PARLER LE VIETNAMIEN EN VOYAGE

    • Tous les mots, phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation au Vietnam

    • Des conseils pratiques et des notes culturelles

    • Une presentation en deux couleurs tres claire

    • Exclusif : Une carte de Hanoi

  • Animal Ethics for Veterinarians

    Veterinarians serve on the front lines working to prevent animal suffering and abuse. For centuries, their compassion and expertise have improved the quality of life and death for animals in their care. However, modern interest in animal rights has led more and more people to ask questions about the ethical considerations that lie behind common veterinary practices. This Common Threads volume, drawn from articles originally published in the Journal of Animal Ethics (JAE), offers veterinarians and other interested readers a primer on key issues in the field. Essays in the first section discuss aspects of veterinary oaths, how advances in animal cognition science factor into current ethical debates, and the rise of complementary and alternative veterinary medicine and its relationship to traditional veterinary medicine. The second section continues with an essay that addresses why veterinarians have an obligation to educate animal caregivers to look past "cuteness" in order to treat all animals with dignity. The collection closes with three short sections focusing on animals in farming, trade, and research "areas where veterinarians encounter conflicts between their job and their duty to advocate and care for animals. Contributors: Judith Benz-Schwarzburg, Vanessa Carli Bones, Grace Clement, Simon Coghlan, Priscilla N. Cohn, Mark J. Estren, Elisa Galgut, Eleonora Gullone, Matthew C. Halteman, Andrew Knight, Drew Leder, Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey, Kay Peggs, Megan Schommer, Clifford Warwick, and James W. Yeates.

  • Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory

    Fascinated by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, Tanya Merchant ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene to place women musicians within the nation's evolving artistic and political arenas.

    Drawing on fieldwork and music study carried out between 2001 and 2014, Merchant challenges the Western idea of Central Asian women as sequestered and oppressed. Instead, she notes, Uzbekistan's women stand at the forefront of four prominent genres: maqom, folk music, Western art music, and popular music. Merchant's recounting of the women's experiences, stories, and memories underscores the complex role that these musicians and vocalists play in educational institutions and concert halls, street kiosks and the culturally essential sphere of wedding music. Throughout the book, Merchant ties nationalism and femininity to performances and reveals how the music of these women is linked to a burgeoning national identity.

    Important and revelatory, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan looks into music's part in constructing gendered national identity and the complicated role of femininity in a former Soviet republic's national project.

  • Oeuvres de Monsieur de Fontenelle, Des Académies, Françoise, Des Sciences, Des Belles-Lettres, de Londres, de Nancy, de Berlin Et de Rome, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres de Monsieur de Fontenelle, des Academies, Francoise, des Sciences, des Belles-Lettres, de Londres, de Nancy, de Berlin Et de Rome, Vol. 2

    Des Hommes faits comme nous puis vous etes un peu Theologien vous voila plein de difluultes. La poflerite d'adam n'a pas pti s'etendre jufque dans la Lune ni ene voyer des colonies en ce Pau - la. Les Horn mes qui [ont dans la Lune ne font donc pas Fils d'adam. Or il ferait embarraflae dans la Theologie qu'il y eut des Hommes qui ne defiendiflent pas de lui. Il n'eji pas bejozn d'en dire davantage toutes les difiiculte's imaginablesfe reduifent cela les termes qu'il faudrait employer dans une plus longue explication flmt trop dignes de reflet? Pour etre mis dans un Livre aufii peu grave que celui-ci. L'abjgflion'roule donc toute entiere fur les Hommes de la Lune mais ce jbnt ceux qui Qtfanc a qui il pldu'de'mettre des Hommes du... la Lune. Moi je n'y en mets point jy mets des Habitans qui ne font point du tout des Hommes. Quefont ils donc Je ne les ai point vus ce n'eji pas pour les avoir vus que j'en parle ne foupconnes pas que ce fi)it une defaite dont je me je: ve pour eluder votre objenton ue de dire qu'il n'y a point d'hommes dans la Lune vous verres qu'il ejl impcfiible qu'il y en ait, filon l'idee que j'ai de la diverfite ignic que la Nature doit avoir wife dans fes uvrages. Cette idee regne dans tout le Livre 7' elle ne peut etre conteflee.

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  • L'Italien utile en voyage

    • De nombreuses phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation
    • Des informations utiles pour se faire comprendre
    • Un dictionnaire bilingue de 5 000 mots

  • Lettres Intimes de J. M. Alberoni Adressées Au Comte I. Rocca, Ministre Des Finances Du Duc de Parme Et Publiées d'Après Le Manuscrit Du Collège de S. Lazaro Alberoni (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lettres Intimes de J. M. Alberoni Adressees au Comte I. Rocca, Ministre des Finances du Duc de Parme Et Publiees d'Apres le Manuscrit du College de S. Lazaro Alberoni

    Alberoni passa, en 1702, sur la scene de la politique generale, et ne la quitta plus. On le vit en Italie, puis en Flandre, a la cour de France, en Espagne enfin. Et, grace a ses lettres, sorte de journal intime qu Il commenca a la meme epoque, nous pouvons reconstituer les etapes de ses voyages, l'etat de ses relations et de sa caisse, les detours, les arrets, les retours savamment menages de sa fortune, la suite de ses desseins.

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  • Terrence Malick

    For a director who has made only four feature films over three decades, Terrence Malick has sustained an extraordinary critical reputation as one of America's most original and independent filmmakers. In this book, Lloyd Michaels analyzes each of Malick's four features in depth, emphasizing both repetitive formal techniques such as voiceover and long lens cinematography as well as recurrent themes drawn from the director's academic training in modern philosophy and American literature.Michaels explores Malick's synthesis of the romance of mythic American experience and the aesthetics of European art film. He performs close cinematic analysis of paradigmatic moments in Malick's films: the billboard sequence in "Badlands", the opening credits in "Days of Heaven", the philosophical colloquies between Witt and Welsh in "The Thin Red Line", and the epilogue in "The New World". This richly detailed study also includes the only two published interviews with Malick, both in 1975 following the release of his first feature film.

  • Harrap's guide de conversation français-chinois

    - Un guide de poche moderne et complet qui comprend 2 parties:

    1?) un grand nombre de phrases usuelles et d'indications de prononciation, afin que vous puissiez vous exprimer dans les situations les plus courantes a l'etranger (voyage, douane, restaurant, distractions, urgences ...),

    2?) un lexique de 5 000 mots et expressions

    indispensables au voyageur.

    - Avec une petite grammaire pour developper votre connaissance et votre pratique de la langue.

  • Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide

    Presents a tool for choosing books for children of all ages. This title offers practical guidance on sorting through the bewildering array of picture books, pop-up books, books for beginning readers, young adult titles, classics, poetry, olktales, and factual books.

  • Traite General Des Eaux Et Forets, Chasses Et Peches, Vol. 4: Dictionnaire Des Peches (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Traite General des Eaux Et Forets, Chasses Et Peches, Vol. 4: Dictionnaire des Peches
    Notre travail, beaucoup plus abrege et sans doute bien moins parfait que ne l'aurait ete celui de ce savant, aura du moins l'avantage de se presenter enrichi des connaissances acquises depuis la publication des autres Traites de Peche.
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  • Histoire de Richelieu Et Des Environs Au Point de Vue Civil, Religieux Et Artistique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de Richelieu Et des Environs au Point de Vue Civil, Religieux Et Artistique

    Mais comment ecrire d'un personnage celebre sans parler de ses contemporains? Comment esquisser la silhouette d'une ville sans refleter la lumiere ou l'ombrequ'elle a projetee autour d'elle, a une distance preportionnelle a son elevation et son impor tance De Richelieu, nos regards se sont donc portes tout naturellement sur les environs, sur les vieilles cites qui, pareilles a des gardes tout bardes de fer, ont veille autour du berceau jusqu'au moment ou le nouveau-ne s'est senti de force a briser armes et che valiers. Au risque de voir le terrain se derober sous nos pas, nous n'avons point hesite a tailler sur la carte de la Touraine et du Poitou, dont Richelieu relevait par des cotes differents, une sorte de province spe ciale: n'en avions - nous pas le droit?

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  • Critical Digital Humanities: The Search for a Methodology

    Can established humanities methods coexist with computational thinking? It is one of the major questions in humanities research today, as scholars increasingly adopt sophisticated data science for their work. James E. Dobson explores the opportunities and complications faced by humanists in this new era. Though the study and interpretation of texts alongside sophisticated computational tools can serve scholarship, these methods cannot replace existing frameworks. As Dobson shows, ideas of scientific validity cannot easily nor should be adapted for humanities research because digital humanities, unlike science, lack a leading-edge horizon charting the frontiers of inquiry. Instead, the methods of digital humanities require a constant rereading. At the same time, suspicious and critical readings of digital methodologies make it unwise for scholars to defer to computational methods. Humanists must examine the tools--including the assumptions that went into the codes and algorithms--and questions surrounding their own use of digital technology in research. Insightful and forward thinking, Critical Digital Humanities lays out a new path of humanistic inquiry that merges critical theory and computational science.

  • Ancient Records of Egypt: Supplementary Bibliographies and Indices

    An indispensable companion to any of the other volumes of Ancient Records of Egypt, the Supplementary Bibliographies and Indices facilitates direct access to specific information on the people, places, and inscriptions catalogued by James Henry Breasted. Exhaustively compiled and intelligently arranged, these indices include the kings and queens, temples and geographical locations, divine names, and titles and ranks encompassed by three thousand years of Egyptian history. Also provided are indices of all Egyptian, Hebrew, and Arabic terms mentioned in the texts, as well as a complete listing of the records with their location in Lepsius's Denkmaler.

    This first paperback edition of Ancient Records of Egypt features the important addition of bibliographies by Peter A. Piccione, together with an introduction that puts Breasted's historical commentaries into modern perspective. These bibliographies offer valuable guidance on new translations and modern treatments of the inscriptions included in Ancient Records of Egypt. Professor Piccione points the reader toward recent studies of Egyptian chronology and modern scholarship on Egyptian and Nubian history. He also provides information on anthologies of Egyptian texts in translation and topographical bibliographies that suggest further reading on specific ancient Egyptian monuments, texts, and reliefs.

  • New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts

    Trailblazing women working in digital arts media and education established the Midwest as an international center for the artistic and digital revolution in the 1980s and beyond. Foundational events at the University of Illinois and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago created an authentic, community-driven atmosphere of creative expression, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration that crossed gender lines and introduced artistically informed approaches to advanced research. Interweaving historical research with interviews and full-color illustrations, New Media Futures captures the spirit and contributions of twenty-two women working within emergent media as diverse as digital games, virtual reality, medicine, supercomputing visualization, and browser-based art. The editors and contributors give voice as creators integral to the development of these new media and place their works at the forefront of social change and artistic inquiry. What emerges is the dramatic story of how these Midwestern explorations in the digital arts produced a web of fascinating relationships. These fruitful collaborations helped usher in the digital age that propelled social media. Contributors: Carolina Cruz-Niera, Colleen Bushell, Nan Goggin, Mary Rasmussen, Dana Plepys, Maxine Brown, Martyl Langsdorf, Joan Truckenbrod, Barbara Sykes, Abina Manning, Annette Barbier, Margaret Dolinsky, Tiffany Holmes, Claudia Hart, Brenda Laurel, Copper Giloth, Jane Veeder, Sally Rosenthal, Lucy Petrovic, Donna J. Cox, Ellen Sandor, and Janine Fron.

  • Harrap's methode perfectionnement Espagnol

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible
    • Des dialogues vivants
    • Des documents authentiques
    • Des activites variees, tres progressives
    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie
    • Une dimension culturelle importante
    • Une forte dimension orale

  • Jerry Lewis

    Well known for his slapstick comedic style, Jerry Lewis has also delighted worldwide movie audiences with a directing career spanning five decades. One of American cinema's great innovators, Lewis made unmistakably personal films that often focused on an ideal masculine image and an anarchic, manic acting out of the inability to assume this image. Films such as "The Bellboy", "The Errand Boy", "Three on a Couch", and "The Big Mouth" present a series of thematic variations on this tension, in which such questions as how to be a man, how to be popular, and how to maintain relationships are posed within frameworks that set up a liberating and exhilarating confusion of roles and norms. With sharp, concise observations, Chris Fujiwara examines this visionary director of self-referential comedic masterpieces. The book also includes an enlightening interview with Lewis that offers unique commentary on the creation and study of comedy.

  • Harrap's Bibliothèque espagnole : Espagnol/français, français/espagnol

    Le coffret contient :



    • Harrap's Esencial, dictionnaire d'espagnol
      65 000 mots et expressions
      90 000 traductions

    • Harrap's Grammaire espagnole
      Les regles essentielles;
      De nombreux exemples de la vie quotidienne

    • Harrap's Verbes espagnols
      Les regles d'utilisation des temps
      Les tableaux de conjugaison complets

    • Harrap's Vocabulaire espagnol
      6 000 mots classes en 66 themes

  • Dictionnaire Des Beaux-Arts, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Beaux-Arts, Vol. 3

    P A D P e D P. Danale hngqgempaiqfl. I'pcr eniÿoernm. Abr6mli0n, wifi: piano. Aop.

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  • Hypothetical City Workbook III: Exercises And Gis Data to Accompany Urban Land Use Planning

    Suitable to guide the user through the formulation of the components of a future land use plan, this workbook provides experience with the application of GIS technology for land analysis at various scales. It takes the user through the process of working with factual land use, population and socio-economic data.

  • Harrap's Chambers Compact Dictionary N.E


    • 170 000 references et definitions
    • Des conseils sur l'usage des mots
    • Une section "World Reference" : plus de 48 pages en couleur

  • Zarzuela: Spanish Operetta, American Stage

    Once the most popular form of Spanish entertainment short of the bullfight, the zarzuela boasts a long history of bridging the categories of classical and popular art. It is neither opera nor serious drama, yet it requires both trained singers and good actors. The content is neither purely folkloric nor high art; it is too popular for some and too classical for others. In Zarzuela, Janet L. Sturman assesses the political as well as the musical significance of this chameleon of music-drama.

    Sturman traces the zarzuela's colorful history from its seventeenth-century origins as a Spanish court entertainment to its adaptation in Spain's colonial outposts in the New World. She examines Cuba's pivotal role in transmitting the zarzuela to Latin America and the Caribbean and draws distinctions among the ways in which various Spanish-speaking communities have reformulated zarzuela, combining elements of the Spanish model with local characters, music, dances, and political perspectives. The settings Sturman considers include Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the American cities of El Paso, Miami, and New York.

    Sturman also demonstrates how the zarzuela plays a role in defining American urban ethnicity. She offers a glimpse into two longstanding theaters in New York, Repertorio Espanol and the Thalia Spanish Theatre, that have fostered the tradition of zarzuela, mounting innovative productions and cultivating audiences. Sturman constructs a profile of the audience that supports modern zarzuela and examines the extensive personal network that sustains it financially.

    Just as the zarzuela afforded an opportunity in the past for Spaniards to assert their individuality in the face of domination by Italian and central European musical standards, it continues to stand for a distinctive Hispanic legacy. Zarzuela provides a major advance in recognizing the enduring cultural and social significance of this resilient and adaptable genre.

  • G. Courbet Et Son OEuvre: Gustave Courbet à la Tour de Peilz (Lettre du Dr. Paul Collin), Avec un Portrait Et Cinq Eaux-Fortes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from G. Courbet Et Son OEuvre: Gustave Courbet a la Tour de Peilz (Lettre du Dr. Paul Collin), Avec un Portrait Et Cinq Eaux-Fortes

    Courbet apparait a l'heure trouble ou, les geneses etant encore latentes, ou touchait a la fois a l'avenir par les aspirations et au passe par l'imitation. Des cerveaux bouillonnaient, isolement, a travers des ardeurs de recherche; une fermentation sourde signa lait le travail des gestations, et quelque chose se pre parait qui etait l'ideal nouveau.

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  • Mormonism and Music: A History

    Music has flourished in the Mormon church since its beginning. In this book--now available in paperback--Michael Hicks examines the direction that music's growth has taken since 1830. He looks closely at topics including the denomination's first official hymnals; the views of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young on singing; the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and the changing attitudes of church officialdom and laity toward popular and non-western music styles.

  • The End of Amateurism in American Track and Field

    This unique sports and labor history charts the revolutionary transformation of track and field over the past thirty years. In this time, the sport has changed from an amateur effort whose governing bodies unfairly controlled its athletes' lives to a professional arena in which athletes have the power to make decisions in their own best interests. While historians have chronicled labor history in team sports such as baseball and football or have lumped track and field into larger studies of Olympic history, Joseph M. Turrini is the first to scrupulously detail the efforts of athletes to reorder labor relations in track and field and to end their decades-long power struggle with governing bodies. Combining social and institutional history and incorporating the recollections of the athletes and meet directors on the front lines, "The End of Amateurism in Track and Field" shows how the athletes thoroughly transformed their sport to end the amateur system in the early 1990s--changes that allowed the athletes to market their potential, drastically increase their earning possibilities, and improve their quality of life. This book reveals how athletes in the 1950s began to harness the courts, legislature, and little-known underground labor relations systems that grew within the sport to untangle the distribution of power and decision-making by the 1990s. Enlivening the narrative with stories such as runner Wes Santee's battle with the Amateur Athletic Union and revelations about the actions of college coaches and rivalries between the NCAA and AAU, Turrini examines the effects of amateurism on athletes and explores how changes in the economic context of track and field and the role of the government helped leverage the end of the 100-year era of amateur track and field.

  • Comment utiliser le Théâtre Forum pour le dialogue communautaire - un guide de l'animateur

    Un manuel pratique pour l'animateur debutant dans l'application du Theatre Forum au dialogue communautaire.

  • Somnologie Magnétique: Ou Recueil de Faits Et Opinions Somnambuliques, Pour Servir À La'histoire de Magnétisme Humain (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Somnologie Magnetique: Ou Recueil de Faits Et Opinions Somnambuliques, pour Servir a La'histoire de Magnetisme Humain

    Le magnetisme humain est une influence directe et particuliere dirigee par l'homme sur son sem blahle.

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  • Everyday Harm: Domestic Violence, Court Rites, And Cultures of Reconciliation

    By investigating the harms experienced by the victims/survivors of domestic violence, this work studies the limits of what domestic violence law can - and can't - do. It illustrates the ways cultural norms and bureaucratic procedures work to unravel laws designed to protect the safety of society's most vulnerable people.

  • Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound

    Bluegrass Breakdown is an expansive foray into the makings of bluegrass. More than any other book of its kind, it gets to the roots of a uniquely American music that is deeply linked to working-class ideals and romanticism.

    Robert Cantwell engages the historical background, commercial origins, internal workings, and cultural and social significance of popular, old-time music to provide a unique musicological and sociological perspective. Well versed in the history of the tradition and equally as interested in those who listen to the music as in those who create it, Cantwell links bluegrass to its hillbilly roots in Appalachia and shows how the music was transformed by African American folk traditions, the influence of jazz, ragtime, blues, and country music, and the growth of radio and recording technology.

  • Harrap's Dictionnaire Poche Espagnol

    70 000 mots et expressions, 80 000 traductions, Du vocabulaire tres actuel, Des variantes d'Amerique latine, Les sigles et abreviations courants, Des indications d'usage et de grammaire, En supplement, Les conjugaisons espagnoles, Une liste des expressions les plus frequentes, Une grammaire espagnole

  • The Wound and the Dream: Sixty Years of American Poems About the Spanish Civil War

    When the United States and other powers declined to help fight fascist power at the onset of the Spanish Civil War, forty thousand private citizens from fifty-two countries rallied to join the International Brigade's defense of the Spanish Republic. Born out of the struggle between fascism and democracy and considered the first battle of World War II, the Spanish Civil War holds tremendous ideological significance and has inspired a remarkable range of American poetry.

    The Wound and the Dream represents the sixty-year tradition of American poetic responses to the Spanish Civil War and provides an overview of progressive American poetry as a whole. Four of the featured poets--Alvah Bessie, William Lindsay Gresham, James Neugass, and Edwin Rolfe--were members of the International Brigade. Their poetry appears alongside lesser-known works by some of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, including Wallace Stevens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Randall Jarrell, Langston Hughes, and Philip Levine.

    Cary Nelson's introduction discusses the collective nature of the poems, puts them in their international context, and provides a sturdy framework for interpreting the Spanish Civil War as a historical conjecture that has dramatically altered the ways we read and write poetry. The book also includes a brief biography of each poet and a glossary of related terms.

  • The Priapus Poems: Erotic Epigrams from Ancient Rome

    Unmistakable by virtue of his exaggerated phallus, Priapus-one of Rome's minor fertility gods-inspired a host of epigrammatic poems that offer one of the best primary sources for the study of ancient sexuality. Despite their apparent frivolity, the Priapus poems raise basic questions of class and gender, censorship, and the nature of obscenity. The god's self-conscious indecency placed him squarely in the realm of comedy, but his role as guardian of fertility also gave him a deep religious significance. Richard Hooper's introduction explores this important duality, and places the poems in their historical context. Essentially graffiti clothed in the refined forms of classical poetry, The Priapus Poems offers the reader "a trip to Coney Island in a Rolls Royce". Hooper's lively translation makes these playful poems available for the first time to the nonspecialist in an appealing, elegant, and readable version. This edition includes the original Latin texts as well as a commentary on classical references and textual problems.

  • Le Livre de la Chance Bonne Ou Mauvaise

    Dans cet ouvrage superbement illustre, Papus nous livre les secrets de la chance et aussi les moyens d'en finir avec la malchance... Astrologie, talismans, chiromancie, rien a ete oublie. Papus est le pseudonyme du Docteur Gerard ENCAUSSE (1865-1916) qui fut le grand renovateur de l'occultisme a la fin du XIXe siecle et au debut du XXe siecle. Dorbon 3485

  • Elliott Coues: Naturalist and Frontier Historian

    Best known as the author of the pioneering Key to North American Birds, Elliott Coues (1842-99) was one of America's most renowned but least understood ornithologists and historians - as well as a naturalist, anatomist, taxonomist, writer and editor, Army surgeon on the American frontier, occultist, and the youngest person ever to become a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Now available in paperback, this comprehensive biography of a brilliant, ambitious, and phenomenally productive man ranks as the definitive life of Elliott Coues.

  • In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey

    Inspired by the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as a teenager growing up outside of Boston, Jim Rooney began a musical journey that intersected with some of the biggest names in American music including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is Rooney's kaleidoscopic first-hand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert promoter, songwriter, music publisher, engineer, and record producer.

    As witness to and participant in over a half century of music history, Rooney provides a sophisticated window into American vernacular music. Following his stint as a "Hayloft Jamboree" hillbilly singer in the mid-1950s, Rooney managed Cambridge's Club 47, a catalyst of the '60's folk music boom. He soon moved to the Newport Folk Festival as talent coordinator and director where he had a front row seat to Dylan "going electric."

    In the 1970s Rooney's odyssey continued in Nashville where he began engineering and producing records. His work helped alternative country music gain a foothold in Music City and culminated in Grammy nominations for singer-songwriters John Prine, Iris Dement, and Nanci Griffith. Later in his career he was a key link connecting Nashville to Ireland's folk music scene.

    Writing songs or writing his memoir, Jim Rooney is the consummate storyteller. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is his singular chronicle from the heart of Americana.


  • HARRAP'S METHODE DE PORTUGAIS LIVRE + 2 CD

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    ? Des dialogues vivants

    ? Des documents varies

    ? Des activites variees, tres progressives

    ? Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    ? Une dimension culturelle importante

    ? Une forte dimension orale

  • Glossaire Génevois, Ou Recueil Étymologique Des Termes Dont Se Compose Le Dialecte de Genève: Avec Les Principales Locutions Défectueuses En Usage Dans Cette Ville (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Glossaire Genevois, ou Recueil Etymologique des Termes Dont Se Compose le Dialecte de Geneve: Avec les Principales Locutions Defectueuses en Usage dans cette Ville

    Un ecrivain qui est a la fois bon litterateur et sa vant du premier ordre a dit en parlant de Geneve La purete de la langue francaise ne devrait etre nulle part plus religieusement conservee que dans.

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  • Hardy Cross: American Engineer

    In this close study of a key figure in the history of technology, Leonard K. Eaton examines Hardy Cross's training, his work, his teaching, and his ideas, demonstrating how his achievements represent a pivotal moment in the history of structural engineering. During Cross's tenure at the University of Illinois (1921-37), he developed the moment distribution method, allowing mathematicians to calculate statistically indeterminate frames of reinforced concrete for the first time. Later known as the Cross method, this achievement made possible the calculations that allowed for safe and efficient designs from reinforced concrete--a new material at the time--and the subsequent architectural revolution.

  • Le livret du chef de nid

    Codreanu a ecrit ce manuel classique de l'action nationaliste chretienne pour clarifier la structure de la Legion de l'Archange Michael - egalement connue dans l'histoire sous le nom de Garde de fer. Melange etonnant de theorie et de pratique, ce livre offre au lecteur une vision unique de la situation en Roumanie et en Europe dans les annees qui ont precede la Seconde Guerre mondiale tout en offrant des conseils et exemples pratiques d'organisation politique.

  • George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait

    George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself--no family of his own and no real home in music.

    He and his siblings received little love from their mother and no direction from their father. Older brother and lyricist Ira managed to create a home when he married Leonore Strunsky, a hard-edged woman who lived for wealth and status. The closest George came to domesticity was through his longtime relationship with Kay Swift. She was his lover, musical confidante, and fellow composer. But she remained married to another man while he went endlessly from woman to woman. Only in the final hours of his life, when they were separated by a continent, did he realize how much he needed her. Fatally ill, unprotected by (and perhaps estranged from) Ira, he was exiled by Leonore from the house she and the brothers shared, and he died horribly and alone at the age of thirty-eight.

    Nor was Gershwin able to find a satisfying musical harbor. For years his songwriting genius could be expressed only in the ephemeral world of show business, as his brilliance as a composer of large-scale works went unrecognized by highbrow music critics. When he resolved this quandary with his opera Porgy and Bess, the critics were unable to understand or validate it. Decades would pass before this, his most ambitious composition, was universally regarded as one of music's lasting treasures and before his stature as a great composer became secure.

    In George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs.

  • Opera on the Road: Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1825-60

    Katherine K. Preston leads the reader on an operatic tour of pre-Civil War America in this cultural study of what was, surprisingly, an almost ubiquitous art form. Her richly detailed examination of itinerant troupes covers orchestral and choral musicians as well as stars, impresarios, business methods, repertories, advertising techniques, itineraries, sizes of companies, and methods of travel.


  • L'Espagnol utile en voyage

    • De nombreuses phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation
    • Des informations utiles pour se faire comprendre
    • Un dictionnaire bilingue de 5 000 mots

  • Le petit livre rouge: Citations du Président Mao Zedong

    Le Petit Livre rouge est le livre le plus vendu au monde apres la Bible, avec des ventes estimees a plus de 5 milliards selon l'agence de presse officielle. Pendant la Revolution culturelle dont il devient l'un des symboles, l'etude du livre est obligatoire dans les ecoles de l'enseignement primaire au superieur jusqu'au le lieu de travail. Toutes les organisations, industrielles, commerciales, agricoles, administratives, militaires organisaient des sessions de formation en groupes de tout le personnel pour etudier le livre pendant les heures de travail. Les citations de Mao etaient imprimees en gras et en rouge, et presque toutes les publications ecrites, y compris les ouvrages scientifiques, devaient citer Mao. La comprehension et l'assimilation de la pensee Mao Zedong ameliorent de facon irreversible la rentabilite au travail compensant largement au niveau de la production, le temps passe a cette etude.

  • Carnet de Nounou

    Le carnet de nounou est le support ideal pour consigner toutes les activites de son enfant chez nounou toute la semaine et meme le week-end ! Siestes, biberons, repas et activites peuvent etre detailles sur six mois de l'annee par carnet. Des pages speciales pour les premieres fois et des dessins sont egalement presentes.

  • Harrap's bibliothèque espagnole

    Une collection de quatre ouvrages:

    1) Harrap's Esencial francais-espagnol / espagnol-francais:

    - 40 000 mots et expressions,

    - 60 000 traductions,

    - de nombreux exemples d'emploi et des indications grammaticales.

    2) Harrap's grammaire espagnole :

    - les regles essentielles,

    - de nombreux exemples de la vie quotidienne.

    3) Harrap's verbes espagnols :

    - les regles essentielles d'utilisation des temps,

    - des tableaux de conjugaison complets,

    - un index de plus de 2400 verbes.

    4) Harrap's vocabulaire espagnol :

    - plus de 6000 mots classes par 66 themes,

    - les expressions de l'espagnol d'aujourd'hui,

    - un outil tres complet pour acquerir et/ou reviser du vocabulaire.

  • Grammaire Générale de la Langue Italienne (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Grammaire Generale de la Langue Italienne

    Ils y trouveront l'essentiel de ce qui revient sans cesse dans les textes comme dans le langage parle.

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  • The Business of Charity: The Woman's Exchange Movement, 1832-1900

    In the nineteenth century Woman's Exchanges formed a vast national network that created economic alternatives for financially vulnerable women in a world that permitted few respectable employment options.

    One of the nation's oldest continuously operating voluntary movements many are still in business after more than a century the Exchanges were fashionable and popular shops where women who had fallen on hard times could sustain themselves by selling their handiwork on consignment without having to seek public employment. Over the century Exchanges became an important forum for entrepreneurial growth and an example of how women used the voluntary sector which had so successfully served as a conduit for their political and social reforms to advance opportunities for economic independence.

  • Choreographies of African Identities: Negritude, Dance, And the National Ballet of Senegal

    Choreographies of African Identities traces interconnected interpretative frameworks around and about the National Ballet of Senegal. Using the metaphor of a dancing circle Castaldi's arguments cover the full spectrum of performance, from production to circulation and reception. Castaldi first situates the reader in a North American theater, focusing on the relationship between dancers and audiences as that between black performers and white spectators. She then examines the work of the National Ballet in relation to Leopold Sedar Senghor's Negritude ideology and cultural politics. Finally, the author addresses the circulation of dances in the streets, discotheques, and courtyards of Dakar, drawing attention to women dancers' occupation of the urban landscape.

  • Pioneers of the Blues Revival

    Steve Cushing, the award-winning host of the nationally syndicated public radio staple Blues before Sunrise, has spent over thirty years observing and participating in the Chicago blues scene. In Pioneers of the Blues Revival, he interviews many of the prominent white researchers and enthusiasts whose advocacy spearheaded the blues' crossover into the mainstream starting in the 1960s.

    Opinionated and territorial, the American, British, and French interviewees provide fascinating first-hand accounts of the era and movement. Experts including Paul Oliver, Gayle Dean Wardlow, Sam Charters, Ray Flerledge, Paul Oliver, Richard K. Spottswood, and Pete Whelan chronicle in their own words their obsessive early efforts at cataloging blues recordings and retrace lifetimes spent loving, finding, collecting, reissuing, and producing records. They and nearly a dozen others recount relationships with blues musicians, including the discoveries of prewar bluesmen Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, and Bukka White, and the reintroduction of these musicians and many others to new generations of listeners. The accounts describe fieldwork in the South, renew lively debates, and tell of rehearsals in Muddy Waters's basement and randomly finding Lightning Hopkins's guitar in a pawn shop.

    Blues scholar Barry Lee Pearson provides a critical and historical framework for the interviews in an introduction.

  • de la Recherche de la Vérité, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from De la Recherche de la Verite, Vol. 2

    Or comme les prejuges de differentes personnes ne. Sont pas toujours les memes, si l'on recueillait avec soin tous les divers jugements que l'on porte sur les memes choses, on verrait assez souvent, que selon ces jugements, il n'y aurait rien de bon et en meme temps... rien de mechant, dans ces sortes d'ouvrages. Il n'y aurait rien de bon, car il n'y a point de prejuges que quelques-uns n'approuvent et il n'y aurait aussi rien de me chant, car il n'y a point aussi de prejuges que quelques - uns ne condamnent. Ainsi ces jugements sont si equitables, que si l'on pretendait s'en servir pour reformer son ouvrage, il faudrait necessairement tout effacer, de peur d'y rien laisser qui fut condamne, ou n'y pointtoucher, de peur d'en rien oter qui fut approuve. De sorte qu'un pauvre auteur, qui ne veut cho quer personne, se trouve embarrasse par tous ces jugements divers, qu'on prononce de toutes parts contre lui et en sa fa veur; et s'il ne se resout a demeurer ferme et a passer pour obstine dans ses sentiments, il est absolument necessaire qu'il se contredise a tous moments, et qu'il prenne autant de formes differentes qu'il y a de tetes dans tout un peuple.

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  • Women in Iran from the Rise of Islam to 1800

    Combining scholarship from a range of disciplines, this collection of essays is a comprehensive examination of the role of women in Iranian society and culture, from pre-Islamic times to 1800. The contributors challenge common assumptions about women in Iran and Islam. Sweeping away modern myths, these essays show that women have had significant influence in almost every area of Iranian life.

    Focusing on a region wider than today's nation-state of Iran, this book explores developments in the spheres that most affect women: gender constructs, family structure, community roles, education, economic participation, Islamic practices and institutions, politics, and artistic representations.

    The contributors to this volume are prominent international scholars working in this field, and each draws on decades of research to address the history of Iranian women within the context of his or her area of expertise. This broad framework allows for a thorough and nuanced examination of the history of a complex society.

  • Past Scents: Historical Perspectives on Smell

    In this comprehensive and engaging volume, medical historian Jonathan Reinarz offers a historiography of smell from ancient to modern times. Synthesizing existing scholarship in the field, he shows how people have relied on their olfactory sense to understand and engage with both their immediate environments and wider corporal and spiritual worlds.

    This broad survey demonstrates how each community or commodity possesses, or has been thought to possess, its own peculiar scent. Through the meanings associated with smells, osmologies develop--what cultural anthropologists have termed the systems that utilize smells to classify people and objects in ways that define their relations to each other and their relative values within a particular culture. European Christians, for instance, relied on their noses to differentiate Christians from heathens, whites from people of color, women from men, virgins from harlots, artisans from aristocracy, and pollution from perfume.

    This reliance on smell was not limited to the global North. Around the world, Reinarz shows, people used scents to signify individual and group identity in a morally constructed universe where the good smelled pleasant and their opposites reeked.

    With chapters including "Heavenly Scents," "Fragrant Lucre," and "Odorous Others," Reinarz's timely survey is a useful and entertaining look at the history of one of our most important but least-understood senses.

  • Roman Polanski

    A new take on an eclectic and controversial director

    James Morrison's Roman Polanski offers one of the most comprehensive and critically engaged treatments ever written on Polanski's work. Tracing the filmmaker's remarkably diverse career from its beginnings to the present, the book provides commentary on all the major films in their historical, cultural, social, and artistic contexts. By locating Polanski's work within the genres of comedy and melodrama, Morrison argues that the director is not merely obsessed with the theme of repression, but that his true interest is in the concrete--what is out in the open--and in why it is so rarely seen.

    A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited by James Naremore

  • The Theodore Psalter: Electronic Facsimile

    One of the few fixed points guiding the historian's understanding of Byzantine art and society, this is an illuminated manuscript to survive from the Byzantine Empire.

  • Harrap's méthode Italien Livre + 2 Cd

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante

    • Une forte dimension orale

  • Plum and Bamboo: China's Suzhou Chantefable Tradition

    In the cities of the Yangzi River delta region of China, audiences sip tea in story houses while storytellers speak and sing stories accompanied by stringed instruments. The stories unfold week after week, usually revolving around a love intrigue. Plum and Bamboo is a thorough introduction to this enchanting oral narrative tradition that still flourishes in Shanghai and in Suzhou, an ancient city known as the "city of gardens."
    Storytelling in China was once a major art form that rivaled opera and other performance genres. The Suzhou chantefable of today is a rich, local tradition and one of the most viable storytelling traditions in the world, with hundreds of active storytellers in the Yangzi delta region. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and an appreciation of the Chinese art, Mark Bender utilizes a folkloristic approach to provide an overview of the tradition, focusing on the contextualized performance of narrative. In addition to supplying historical and contextual background, the book examines how oral territory is opened and explored in performance.
    Plum and Bamboo also features an in-depth exploration of a performance transcript of the Meng Lijun story and interlinear commentary by the storytellers; four appendixes including outlines of traditional stories, some of which are synopsized here for the first time in English; and a romanized transcript of a portion of a performance in Suzhou dialect.

  • FLIPBOOK JOHNNY

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  • Alice Hamilton: A Life in Letters

    Alice Hamilton (1869-1970), a pioneer in the study of diseases of the workplace, a founder of industrial toxicology in the United States, and Harvard's first woman professor, led a long and interesting life. Always a consummate professional, she was also a prominent social reformer whose interest in the environmental causes of disease and in promoting equitable living conditions developed during her years as a resident at Jane Addams's Hull-House.

    This legendary figure now comes to life in an integrated work of biography and letters that reveals the personal as well as the professional woman. In documenting Hamilton's evolution from a childhood of privilege to a life of social advocacy, the volume opens a window on women reformers and their role in Progressive Era politics and reform. Because Hamilton was a keen observer and vivid writer, her letters--more than 100 are included here--bring an unmatched freshness and immediacy to a range of subjects, such as medical education; personal relationships and daily life at Hull House; the women's peace movement; struggles for the protection of workers' health; academic life at Harvard; politics and civil liberties during the cold war; and the process of growing old. Her story takes the reader from the Gilded Age to the Vietnam War.

  • Mémoires Du Duc de Rovigo (M. Savary, ) Écrits de Sa Main, Pour Servir À l'Histoire de l'Empereur Napoléon, Vol. 2: Première Et Seconde Partie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires du Duc de Rovigo (M. Savary, ) Ecrits de Sa Main, pour Servir a l'Histoire de l'Empereur Napoleon, Vol. 2: Premiere Et Seconde Partie

    Chapitre XXII. - Ou dissuade Ferdinand de poursuivre son voyage, 201. Urquijo, ibid. - Considerations qu'il oppose a la politique des ministres de Ferdinand, roti - Lettre de l'empereur Napoleon a Ferdinand, 211.

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  • Toponymes et sobriquets des villages de la Broye fribourgeoise

    Foyer de peuplement depuis au moins six millenaires, ou-verte aux influences en raison de sa situation entre le nord et le sud de l'Europe, la Broye a connu une succession de civilisations qui l'ont modelee au fil du temps. Des Celtes, il ne reste que quelques bribes linguistiques. Au mieux une centaine de mots dans la langue francaise et un nom de localite dans le district. L'arrivee des Romains au Ier siecle avant notre ere a toujours un impact solidement ancre dans notre culture et dans la vie quotidienne. A la suite du franchissement du limes et de l'effondrement de l'Empire romain, un peuple germanique venu des confins de la mer Baltique, les Burgondes, s'installe sur le plateau suisse occidental entre Geneve et Aventicum, la capitale de l'Helvetie detruite par les Alamans en 275. Les Burgondes, qui ne representent que seulement 13% des habitants, ont peu d'impact sur le roman, issu du latin populaire. Quelques villages broyards se terminant en -ens gardent le souvenir de la presence germanique.

  • OObèse

    OObese est un roman pornographique qui a ete ecrit d'un main

  • The Golden Age of Gospel

    The best and most definitive (and definitively lively) history of gospel music in the United States, enhanced by the emotion-packed photos of Lloyd Yearwood.

  • Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers and the Folk Music Revival

    Gone to the Country chronicles the life and music of the New Lost City Ramblers, a trio of city-bred musicians who helped pioneer the resurgence of southern roots music during the folk revival of the late 1950s and 1960s. Formed in 1958 by Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley, the Ramblers introduced the regional styles of southern ballads, blues, string bands, and bluegrass to northerners yearning for a sound and an experience not found in mainstream music.

    Ray Allen interweaves biography, history, and music criticism to follow the band from its New York roots to their involvement with the commercial folk music boom. Allen details their struggle to establish themselves amid critical debates about traditionalism brought on by their brand of folk revivalism. He explores how the Ramblers ascribed notions of cultural authenticity to certain musical practices and performers and how the trio served as a link between southern folk music and northern urban audiences who had little previous exposure to rural roots styles. Highlighting the role of tradition in the social upheaval of mid-century America, Gone to the Country draws on extensive interviews and personal correspondence with band members and digs deep into the Ramblers' rich trove of recordings.

  • The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle With Assimilation

    "The past few decades have witnessed an increasing reaction of the Mormons against their own successful assimilation, " Armand Mauss writes in The Angel and the Beehive, "as though trying to recover some of the cultural tension and special identity associated with their earlier 'sect-like' history." This retrenchment among Mormons is the main theme of Mauss's book, which analyzes the last forty years of Mormon history from a sociological perspective. At the official ecclesiastical level, Mauss finds, the retrenchment can be seen in the greatly increased centralization of bureaucratic control and in renewed emphases on obedience to modern prophets, on genealogy and vicarious temple work, and on traditional family life; retrenchment is also apparent in extensive formal religious indoctrination by full-time professionals and in an increased sophistication and intensity of proselytizing. At what he refers to as "the folk or grassroots level, " Mauss finds that Mormons have generally been compliant with the retrenchment effort and are today at least as "religious" on most measures as they were in the 1960s. A sizable segment of the Mormon membership, Mauss asserts, has gone beyond "Mormon" retrenchment to express itself in a growing resort to Protestant fundamentalism, both in scriptural understanding and in intellectual style. The author calls on a wide array of sources in sociology and history to show that Mormons, who by mid-century had come a long way from their position as disreputable "outsiders" in a society dominated by the mainline religions, seem now to be adopting more conservative ways and seeking a return to a more sectarian posture.

  • Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

    In this volume, Matthew L. Jockers introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the revolutionary potential of macroanalysis--a new approach to the study of the literary record designed for probing the digital-textual world as it exists today, in digital form and in large quantities. Using computational analysis to retrieve key words, phrases, and linguistic patterns across thousands of texts in digital libraries, researchers can draw conclusions based on quantifiable evidence regarding how literary trends are employed over time, across periods, within regions, or within demographic groups, as well as how cultural, historical, and societal linkages may bind individual authors, texts, and genres into an aggregate literary culture. Moving beyond the limitations of literary interpretation based on the "close-reading" of individual works, Jockers describes how this new method of studying large collections of digital material can help us to better understand and contextualize the individual works within those collections.

  • Comment je suis devenue une pro

    << Et a cet instant, je le sens, je le sais. . .et ce sera plus fort que moi : je vais profiter d'elle. >> << Ou est passee cette jeune femme qui pouvait arriver dans une soiree, choisir sa proie et l'avoir a tous les coups ? La lumiere se fait a cet instant : je suis devenue la proie ! >> Quand les fantasmes dessinent l'ombre d'un predateur. . . l'imagination devoile un chasseur bien reel. Rencontre violente, teintee de desirs inavouables, ou la morale s'etouffe a coups de pulsions avilissantes. Entre craintes et convoitises, c'est une honte delicieuse qui s'insinue. . . un besoin, qui exige satisfaction. . . la necessite d'assouvir devient instinctive, primitive. . .

  • Black Property Owners in the South 1790-1915

    Property ownership has been a traditional means for African Americans
    to gain recognition and enter the mainstream of American life. This landmark
    study documents this significant, but often overlooked, aspect of the
    black experience from the late eighteenth century to World War I.

  • Harrap's Poche espagnol francais

    L'essentiel de l'espagnol contemporain

    Un Poche avec tout le vocabulaire actuel et de nombreux termes specialises, les variantes latino-americaines, les sigles et abreviations courants. De nombreuses indications grammaticales permettent a l'utilisateur d'eviter les erreurs de traduction courantes.
    Les conjugaisons espagnoles sont donnees en supplement.

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  • Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space

    From the Women in Black vigils and Dyke marches to the Million Mom March, women have seized a dynamic role in early twenty-first century protest. The varied demonstrations--whether about gender, sexuality, war, or other issues--share significant characteristics as space-claiming performances in and of themselves beyond their place in any broader movement. Elizabeth Currans blends feminist, queer, and critical race theory with performance studies, political theory, and geography to explore the outcomes and cultural relevance of public protest. Drawing on observation, interviews, and archival and published sources, Currans shows why and how women utilize public protest as a method of participating in contemporary political and cultural dialogues. She also examines how groups treat public space as an important resource and explains the tactics different women protesters use to claim, transform, and hold it. The result is a passionate and pertinent argument that women-organized demonstrations can offer scholars a path to study the relationship of gender and public space in today's political culture.

  • Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals in the Christian Tradition

    Analysis of animals in the history of the Christian tradition has been exclusively symbolic, but Laura Hobgood-Oster utilizes the feminist perspective in her examination of the impact of animal presence. In challenging the metaphoric reading of animals that reinforces human superiority and dominance, Holy Dogs and Asses

    underscores animal agency.

    Creatures play various active roles, which Hobgood-Oster categorizes as exemplars of piety, sources of revelation, saintly martyrs, and the primary other in an intimate relationship. Drawing from rich oral histories, legends, artwork, and popular stories of saints, this study directs our attention to the animal body--also a central concern of Christian theology and feminist criticism. Hobgood-Oster invites the reader to venture beyond the exclusive symbolic nature of animals in the Christian tradition to an awareness that we can know ourselves more fully by reference to the animal.

  • Monnaies Féodales de France, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Monnaies Feodales de France, Vol. 2

    En decrivant successivement les monnaies, je reviendrai naturellement sur les questions que leurs divers types soulevent.

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  • Two Sisters for Social Justice: A Biography of Grace and Edith Abbott

    During the first half of the twentieth century Grace Abbott (1878-1939) and her sister Edith (1876-1957) worked tirelessly to correct many of our nation's most serious problems. In this vividly detailed and balanced biography, Lela B. Costin has given these two remarkable women their due.

    From the Progressive Era through the New Deal, the Abbott sisters were an integral part of the debate that raged around the issues of suffrage, workers' rights, child labor laws, juvenile delinquency, prostitution, the "immigrant problem," tenement housing, social security, emergency relief programs, and the peace movement. Refusing to claim any of the special "feminine" insights often attributed to their contemporary Jane Addams, the Abbotts assumed the role of social engineers and strove for a specialized competence with which to understand the entire social system.

    Individually their achievements were many. Grace was best known for her work with the U.S. Children's Bureau and Edith for her role in the founding and development of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. As Costin shows, their lives and careers were inextricably woven into a dramatic partnership of ideas and action that challenged the prevailing norms of American society.

  • Histories of the Present: People and Power in Ecuador

    The wellspring of critical analysis in this book emerges from the major Indigenous Uprising of 1990 and its ongoing aftermath in which indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian action transformed the nation-state and established new dimensions of human relationships. The authors weave anthropological theory with longitudinal Ecuadorian ethnography to produce a unique contribution to Latin American Studies.

  • Lincoln the Lawyer

    Despite historians' focus on the man as president and politician, Abraham Lincoln lived most of his adult life as practicing lawyer. It was as a lawyer that he fed is family, made his reputation, bonded with Illinois, and began is political career. Lawyering was also how Lincoln learned to become an expert mediator between angry antagonists, as he applied his knowledge of the law and of human nature to settle one dispute after another. Frontier lawyers worked hard to establish respect for the law and encourage people to resolve their differences without intimidation or violence. These were the very skills Lincoln used so deftly to hold a crumbling nation together during his presidency. The growth of Lincoln 's practice attests to the trust he was able to inspire, and his travels from court to court taught him much about the people and land of Illinois. "Lincoln the Lawyer" explores the origins of Lincoln's desire to practice law, his legal education, his partnerships with John Stuart, Stephen Logan, and William Herndon, and the maturation of his far-flung practice in the 1840s and 1850s. Brian Dirck provides a context for law as it was practiced in mid-century Illinois and evaluates Lincoln's merits as an attorney by comparison with his peers. He examines Lincoln's clientele, is circuit practice, his views on legal ethics, and the supposition that he never defended a client he knew to be guilty. This approach allows readers not only to consider Lincoln as he lived his life - it also shows them how the law was used and developed in Lincoln's lifetime, how Lincoln charged his clients, how he was paid, and how he addressed judge and jury.

  • Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

    This volume will revise the way we look at the modern populations of Latin America and North America by providing a totally new view of the history of Native American and African American peoples throughout the hemisphere. Africans and Native Americans explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.

  • Histoire de Wavrin (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de Wavrin

    Si ce projet a attendu longtemps sa realisation, ce n'est pas seulement au peu de loisirs de notre profession qu'il faut attribuer ce retard, mais aussi et surtout a notre desir d'etre complet et de ne laisser inutilise aucun des documents que les ravages du temps ont epargnes.

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  • Die Biene Maja Und Ihre Abenteuer (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Die Biene Maja und Ihre Abenteuer

    Rafl'anbra beachte ibn fat? Garnidpt. Butte lieb nicbt einmal fur bie 5)ilfe bebault, unb 9raja empfaub bmtlidb, bass bie alte 3)ame tecl)t unfrenub: lie gegen ben jungen. Sjerrn war. (R)ie wagte nicht eecbt gu fragen, bie @iubnich lotuen alle {0 raid; biurets einanber unb brobteu fie gu uberwaltigeu. 3)ie gung teilte {id} ibr mit, unb fie begann ein feiness bella (c)nunnen.

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  • L'Allemand utile en voyage


    • De nombreuses phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation
    • Des informations utiles pour se faire comprendre
    • Un dictionnaire bilingue de 5 000 mots

  • A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

    In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago.

    Marovich follows gospel music from early hymns and camp meetings through the Great Migration that brought it to Chicago. In time, the music grew into the sanctified soundtrack of the city's mainline black Protestant churches. In addition to drawing on print media and ephemera, Marovich mines hours of interviews with nearly fifty artists, ministers, and historians--as well as discussions with relatives and friends of past gospel pioneers--to recover many forgotten singers, musicians, songwriters, and industry leaders. He also examines how a lack of economic opportunity bred an entrepreneurial spirit that fueled gospel music's rise to popularity and opened a gate to social mobility for a number of its practitioners. As Marovich shows, gospel music expressed a yearning for freedom from earthly pains, racial prejudice, and life's hardships. In the end, it proved to be a sound too mighty and too joyous for even church walls to hold.

  • New German Dance Studies

    New German Dance Studies offers fresh histories and theoretical inquiries that resonate across fields of the humanities. Sixteen essays range from eighteenth-century theatre dance to popular contemporary dances in global circulation. In an exquisite trans-Atlantic dialogue that demonstrates the complexity and multilayered history of German dance, American and European scholars and artists elaborate on definitive performers and choreography, focusing on three major thematic areas: Weimar culture and its afterlife, the German Democratic Republic, and recent conceptual trends in theatre dance.

  • Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry

    Looking through the lens of black business history, Beauty Shop Politics shows how black beauticians in the Jim Crow era parlayed their economic independence and access to a public community space into platforms for activism. Tiffany M. Gill argues that the beauty industry played a crucial role in the creation of the modern black female identity and that the seemingly frivolous space of a beauty salon actually has stimulated social, political, and economic change.

    From the founding of the National Negro Business League in 1900 and onward, African Americans have embraced the entrepreneurial spirit by starting their own businesses, but black women's forays into the business world were overshadowed by those of black men. With a broad scope that encompasses the role of gossip in salons, ethnic beauty products, and the social meanings of African American hair textures, Gill shows how African American beauty entrepreneurs built and sustained a vibrant culture of activism in beauty salons and schools. Enhanced by lucid portrayals of black beauticians and drawing on archival research and oral histories, Beauty Shop Politics conveys the everyday operations and rich culture of black beauty salons as well as their role in building community.

  • Picturing the Past: Media, History, and Photography

    This wide-ranging collection explores the relations between photo-journalism and history, investigating how photographs shape both, what we remember and how we remember. Contributors discuss dramatic changes in the press's coverage of presidential death from McKinley through Kennedy and examine the selective use of picture postcards in World War I to support the particular image of the war effort that the government wished to cultivate. Other essays examine divergent public reactions to Edward Steichen's "Family of Man" exhibition and the curious distillation of enormous collections of war photographs-from the Civil War, the Holocaust, and other cataclysmic events-into a handful of images that have become cultural icons. Ranging from the rise of photo-journalism in the 1930s and its idealization of American life to the issue of authenticity in documentary photography, "Picturing the Past" provides valuable insight into how photographs influence collective memory, generate a sense of national community, and reinforce prevailing social, cultural, and political values.

  • Les Bases de La Bioénergétique

    Cette ouvrage permettra a tout un chacun de penetrer dans les arcanes de la bioenergetique et de la medecine quantique a travers quatre grands chapitres

  • La nuit des chasseurs

    La vie reprend son cours, malgre tout Naka ne peut s'empecher d'eviter Sekien Noya qui lui, est bien decide a lui reveiller sa memoire. Malheureusement pour lui, les choses ne se passent pas comme il le voulait et Naka profite d'une nouvelle affectation pour s'eloigner de cet homme qui pour lui represente un danger. Retrouvant Kuyrei Roa son meilleur ami au sein de sa nouvelle division, il se rend compte que ce dernier est toujours fou amoureux de lui. Naka n'aura pas beaucoup de temps pour reflechir a sa situation, les choses sur la ligne de front s'envenimant tres vite et les affaires de coeur vont passer rapidement au second plan

  • Harrap's Economics & Politics

    • 13 500 mots et expressions
    • Tous les termes du monde politique, de l'economie internationale et de l'Union Europeenne
    • En supplement : des informations supplementaires sur les systemes politiques et sur l'Europe

  • Networking China: The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy

    In recent years, China 's leaders have taken decisive action to transform information, communications, and technology (ICT) into the nation's next pillar industry. In Networking China, Yu Hong offers an overdue examination of that burgeoning sector's political economy. Hong focuses on how the state, in conjunction with market forces and class interests, is constructing and realigning its digitalized sector. State planners intend to build a more competitive ICT sector by modernizing the network infrastructure, corporatizing media-and-entertainment institutions, and by using ICT as a crosscutting catalyst for innovation, industrial modernization, and export upgrades. The goal: to end China's industrial and technological dependence upon foreign corporations while transforming itself into a global ICT leader. The project, though bright with possibilities, unleashes implications rife with contradiction and surprise. Hong analyzes the central role of information, communications, and culture in Chinese-style capitalism. She also argues that the state and elites have failed to challenge entrenched interests or redistribute power and resources, as promised. Instead, they prioritize information, communications, and culture as technological fixes to make pragmatic tradeoffs between economic growth and social justice.

  • The First Chouteaus: River Barons of Early St. Louis


    For more than half a century, Auguste and Pierre Chouteau dominated trade and enterprise in the Mississippi Valley. In their various roles as merchants, Indian traders, bankers, land speculators, governmental advisors, public officials, and community leaders, the Chouteau brothers exerted a tremendous influence on westward expansion. This is the first full account of their lives and illustrious careers.

  • The Constitutional Convention and the Formation of the Union

    The American Constitution was hammered out in debates by the founding fathers at the 1787 Philadelphia Convention. This book contains James Madison's notes on the debates which provide a first-hand view of the drafting of the nation's fundamental charter. An introduction by Winton U. Solberg places the origins of the Constitution in the broader historical perspective of the development of political theory and constitutional practice in Western civilization. The book also links the formation of the Constitution, biographical sketches of each participant in the Philadelphia Convention, and population figures on which representation was to be based.

  • Dictionnaire Topographique Du Département Des Deux-Sèvres: Comprenant Les Noms de Lieux Anciens Et Modernes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire Topographique du Departement des Deux-Sevres: Comprenant les Noms de Lieux Anciens Et Modernes

    Suivant la nature des terrains d'ou elles sortent, les rivieres presentent des caracteres fort differents. Dans le sud, terrains calcaires, elles coulent, limpides et lentes, alimentees par des sources abondantes presque en toute saison dans le nord, terrains granitiques, elles sont torrentueuses et troubles.

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  • LARMER LES AMARRES

    Dans ce recueil,Ideo77 nous emmene naviguer, sur un parcours de vie nouvelle, empreint de libertes,d'energies et de plaisirs legers et sains,de rencontres simples et belles, d'amours sinceres et apaisants, laissant, tracant et fracassant a l'arriere, les difficiles sombres et complexes problemes, qui eclaboussent encore la barque, pour la pousser au fond des abimes. Mais la lumiere, la plenitude, l'accomplissement de Soi avancent inexorablement vers la paix interieure et cette douce melodie a la fois tendre et delicate, epuree et coloree, suave et frissonnante, et d'un sourire se retrouver. . .

  • American Women Stage Directors of the Twentieth Century

    Presenting a historical overview of female stage directors in the United States, this valuable reference tool focuses on fifty women who have made significant contributions to professional directing during the twentieth century. Anne Fliotsos and Wendy Vierow collect biographical details and important directing data on each woman, including information on training and career path, notable productions, critical reception, directing style, major awards, and bibliographic materials. Insightful commentary from the directors themselves also provides rich details on the theatre business and working process. This collection recognizes the much overlooked contributions of women directors and is an essential introductory tool for students and researchers of American theatre.

  • Harrap's Pocket Dictionnaire Français-Espagnol/Español-Francés , 2005


    • 42 000 mots et expressions et 62 000 traductions
    • Les termes techniques et le vocabulaire des affaires
    • Un abrege de grammaire et des informations pratiques en annexe

  • Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

    Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) played a leading role in American music and culture in the twentieth century. Celebrated for his arrangements of spirituals, Burleigh was also the first African American composer to create a significant body of art song. An international roster of opera and recital singers performed his works and praised them as among the best of their time. Jean E. Snyder traces Burleigh's life from his Pennsylvania childhood through his fifty-year tenure as soloist at St. George's Episcopal Church in Manhattan. As a composer, Burleigh's pioneering work preserved and transformed the African American spiritual; as a music editor, he facilitated the work of other black composers; as a role model, vocal coach, and mentor, he profoundly influenced American song; and in private life he was friends with AntonA-n DvoA(TM)ak, Marian Anderson, Will Marion Cook, and other America luminaries. Snyder provides rich historical, social, and political contexts that explore Burleigh's professional and personal life within an era complicated by changes in race relations, class expectations, and musical tastes.

  • Et pourquoi pas ?

    Moi c'est Meryem, epouse et mere comblee de 2 enfants, une mompreneur parmi d'autres, tu sais ces femmes warriors multicasquettes, qui gerent leur business et leur vie de famille. Mais tu me connais peut-etre plutot sous le nom de "Candine", ma boutique en ligne dont je suis fondatrice et gerante, specialisee dans la vente de bonbons "halal", et toi aussi, comme certains, tu pensais qu'il s'agissait de mon nom ? Ce livre est mon tout premier, et a travers lui, je viens partager avec toi ma petite histoire, ce parcours qui m'a menee la ou j'en suis aujourd'hui et j'espere simplement qu'apres sa lecture, tu te diras aussi, toi cette jeune fille, femme ou maman, qui manque de confiance en toi, qui as des reves plein la tete, des passions, des ambitions et qui doute trop souvent alors que tu es capable de si grandes choses, "mais oui, elle a bien raison, et pourquoi pas?"

  • Harrap's Mini Plus espagnol francais NE

    Un tout nouveau Mini plus espagnol pour bien s'exprimer

    Outre un texte actuel, tres complet pour un mini dictionnaire, avec de nombreux exemples d'emploi et les variantes latino-americaines, ce Mini plus propose maintenant un guide de conversation tres utile en voyage, avec toutes les expressions a connaitre.

    Une innovation Harrap : ce dictionnaire est entierement imprime sur papier recycle pour respecter l'environnement

  • Soumise à son état

    Un thriller qui va vous couper le souffle au sein de l'Elysee. Entrez dans la vie de Diane, la nouvelle secretaire personnelle du President de la Republique Francaise.

  • Mountains of Music: West Virginia Traditional Music from Goldenseal

    From fiddle tunes to folk ballads, from banjos to blues, traditional music thrives in the remote mountains and hollers of West Virginia. For a quarter century, Goldenseal magazine has given its readers intimate access to the lives and music of folk artists from across this pivotal state. Now the best of Goldenseal is gathered for the first time in this richly illustrated volume. Some of the country's finest folklorists take us through the backwoods and into the homes of such artists as fiddlers Clark Kessinger and U.S. Senator Robert Byrd, recording stars Lynn Davis and Molly O'Day, dulcimer master Russell Fluharty, National Heritage Fellowship recipient Melvin Wine, bluesman Nat Reese, and banjoist Sylvia O'Brien.
    The most complete survey to date of the vibrant strands of this music and its colorful practitioners, Mountains of Music delineates a unique culture where music and music making are part of an ancient and treasured heritage. The sly humor, strong faith, clear regional identity, and musical convictions of these performers draw the reader into families and communities bound by music from one generation to another. For devotees as well as newcomers to this infectiously joyous and heartfelt music, Mountains of Music captures the strength of tradition and the spontaneous power of living artistry.

  • Carnet Avec Mamie

    Consignee dans ce carnet, la vie de mamie qui laissera un souvenir imperissable pour les petits enfants et les generations futures. Evevements importants, recette fetiche, traditions et passions, mamie peut raconter toutes ses histoires dans cet ouvrage a completer au fil des questions guidees. Profitez des pages libres pour partager ses moments avec ses petits enfants. Un fabuleux cadeau de memoire.

  • Caribbean Crusaders And The Harlem Renaissance

    Caribbean Crusaders and the Harlem Renaissance is a study of the emergence of African American radicalism in Harlem, a crossroads of the African Diaspora in the early twentieth century. Turner reveals that the Harlem Renaissance was more than just an artistic fluorescence; it was also a political movement to counter racism and colonialism. To explore the roots of the Caribbean emigres' radical ideology and the strategies used to extend agitation from Harlem to national and international platforms, the study draws on the papers and writings of Hermina Huiswoud, Cyril Briggs, the Reverend E. Ethelred Brown, Langston Hughes, and Richard B. Moore, as well as from interviews and biographies of related contemporary figures. It also incorporates census records, FBI files, and hundreds of documents from the recently opened Russian Archive. Through a focus on Otto Huiswood, the sole African American charter member of the Communist Party, and his wife, Hermina, Turner exposes the complex developments within the socialist and communist parties on the question of race. reveal the breadth, depth, and nearly global reach of the Afro-Caribbean activists' activities. Joyce Moore Turner is the co-editor of Richard B. Moore, Caribbean Militant in Harlem: Collected Writings 1920-1972. W. Burghardt Turner is emeritus professor of history at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Franklin W. Knight is Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Across the Wounded Galaxies: Interviews With Contemporary American Science Fiction Writers


    Modern science fiction writers have long inhabited a dimension far removed from the comfortable realms of filmic space opera franchises and Dr. Who. Too often lurking along the margins of literature are some of the most intelligent, imaginative, and outrageous writing talents of our day. These interviews by legendary critic and SF proponent Larry McCaffery journeys into the minds and psyches of ten iconic writers whose works influenced the evolution of science fiction. Authors like Octavia Butler, William Gibson, Thomas Disch, Ursula Le Guin, and Bruce Sterling discuss New Wave, hard versus soft SF, and the viability of the genre as a means of suggesting political, radical, and sexual agendas. As these writers speak candidly about their works, backgrounds, and aesthetic impulses, it becomes clear that the issues on their minds and in their fiction are central to contemporary life and art.

  • Don't Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music And the Southern Working Class

    Combining the history of country music's roots with portraits of its primary performers, this text examines the relationship between 'America's truest music' and the working-class culture that has constituted its principal source, nurtured its development, and provided its most dedicated supporters.

  • Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

    In this ambitious project, historian Katrina Thompson examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance, sometimes coerced, of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Thompson explicates how black musical performance was used by white Europeans and Americans to justify enslavement, perpetuate the existing racial hierarchy, and mask the brutality of the domestic slave trade. Whether on slave ships, at the auction block, or on plantations, whites often used coerced performances to oppress and demean the enslaved.

    As Thompson shows, however, blacks' backstage use of musical performance often served quite a different purpose. Through creolization and other means, enslaved people preserved some native musical and dance traditions and invented or adopted new traditions that built community and even aided rebellion.

    Thompson shows how these traditions evolved into nineteenth-century minstrelsy and, ultimately, raises the question of whether today's mass media performances and depictions of African Americans are so very far removed from their troublesome roots.

  • Tables Facilitant Les Calculs Nécessités Dans l'Arpentage Et Partage d'Héritages, Tels Qu'ils Se Pratiquent Dans Cette Ile: Suivies de Plusieurs Autres Tables d'Une Utilité Générale (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Tables Facilitant les Calculs Necessites dans l'Arpentage Et Partage d'Heritages, Tels qu'Ils Se Pratiquent dans cette Ile: Suivies de Plusieurs Autres Tables d'une Utilite Generale

    Dans le cas ou une piece de terre serait de forme trop irreguliere pour permettre de former, soit carre, trapeze ou triangle, on tracera une ligne droite, vers le centre ou dans sa partie la plus longue, ensuite on trace des lignes transversales, a angle carre, de chaque cote de la ligne du centre jusqu'a l'extremite du terrain dont la mesure est requise.

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  • The Revolt of the Black Athlete

    The Revolt of the Black Athlete hit sport and society like an Ali combination. This Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Harry Edwards's classic of activist scholarship arrives even as a new generation engages with the issues he explored. Edwards's new introduction and afterword revisit the revolts by athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. At the same time, he engages with the struggles of a present still rife with racism, double-standards, and economic injustice. Again relating the rebellion of black athletes to a larger spirit of revolt among black citizens, Edwards moves his story forward to our era of protests, boycotts, and the dramatic politicization of athletes by Black Lives Matter. Incisive yet ultimately hopeful, The Revolt of the Black Athlete is the still-essential study of the conflicts at the interface of sport, race, and society.

  • Goethes Tagebücher, Vol. 8: 1821-1822 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Goethes Tagebucher, Vol. 8: 1821-1822

    An breben. Glatt) flache Ildegonda Novella di T. Grossi. %ibenba (c)ofratss fboigt bon 3ena, tveieber feine @cbtniegernwtter nad) (R)otssa be gleitete. Sbaquet an %iumenssacb nach (R)ot fingen, mit ber 9]tebaifle.

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  • Amour Maternel

    Amour Maternel est un roman autobiographique. Le roman se deroule sur les 5 annees passees (2011-2016), et decrit le lien puissant qui unit un fils et sa mere, et qui se voit amplifie par un verdict tragique : cancer du sein. De traitements en traitements, de combats en combats, de perte de moral aux esperances les plus folles, je decris comment j'ai accompagne ma mere jusqu'a son dernier souffle. Au fur et a mesure de la lecture, on decouvre l'extraordinaire complicite, la relation fusionnelle, la comprehension reciproque qui nous liaient. Malgre la tristesse de l'histoire, le recit se veut leger avec des notes d'humour. Une histoire touchante a travers la pire epreuve que l'homme peut traverser : l'impuissance face a la maladie. Le roman Amour Maternel est un veritable hommage pour tous ces gens emportes trop tot. Les benefices permettront de financer une cause qui m'est chere: redonner le moral aux femmes et enfants atteints du cancer.

  • MANUEL DE DEVOTION DES VENUS DU PALEOLITHIQUE

    Les Venus paleolithiques sont comme leurs noms l'indiquent des statuettes eurasiatiques feminines caracteristiques de la periode du paleolithique superieur (periode de la Prehistoire qui est caracterisee par l'arrivee de l'homo-sapiens en Europe entre 45 000 et 10 000 ans avant notre ere). Ces statuettes etaient faites d'ivoire, de terre cuite ou de pierre tendre (steatite, calcite ou calcaire). C'est en 1864 que la premiere Venus paleolithique fut decouverte a Laugerie-Basse. Connu sous le nom de << Venus impudique >>. Le culte des Venus et le port en tant qu'amulette etaient un culte public (ce qui expliquerait le fait qu'on en trouve partout) et universel pour l'epoque. Certaines statuettes devaient se porter autour du cou ou en boucle d'oreille comme la << Femme au cou perfore >> de Grimaldi ou encore en bague comme la << Venus de Hohle Fels >>. Ce manuel a pour but de vous enseigner les techniques et pratiques du culte des venus du paleolithique la mere de nos meres.

  • Brocéliande Au-delà des apparences Tome II

    Broceliande, cette foret mythique de la Quete du saint Graal, sillonnee en tous sens par les chevaliers du roi Arthur, comment et pourquoi s'est-elle implantee en foret de Paimpont ? De la Fontaine de Barenton au Val sans Retour, en passant par le Jardin

  • Harrap's compact : Dictionnaire Espagnol-français / Français-espagnol

    Un dictionnaire avec une forte dimension communication. 

    115 000 mots et expressions - 140 000 traductions 
    Le vocabulaire le plus actuel 
    Les variantes d'Amerique latine 
    Des encadres sur les faux-amis avec des exemples d'usage 
    Des encadres culturels pour mieux comprendre les cultures hispanophones 
    Un guide de communication tres complet pour mieux s'exprimer dans toutes les situations de la vie courante et professionnelle.

  • Étude sur l'Art Chrétien (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Etude sur l'Art Chretien

    La vie de Notre - Seigneur jesus-christ est l'oeuvre d'art par excellence, car elle est la manifestation parfaite du vrai, du beau et du bien absolus.

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  • Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler

    With his trademark mandolin style and unequaled tenor harmonies, Curly Seckler has carved out a seventy-seven-year career in bluegrass and country music. His foundational work in Flatt and Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Boys secured him a place in bluegrass history, while his role in The Nashville Grass made him an essential part of the music's triumphant 1970s revival. Written in close collaboration with Mr. Seckler and those who know him, Foggy Mountain Troubadour is the first full-length biography of an American original. Penny Parsons follows a journey from North Carolina schoolhouses to the Grand Ole Opry stage and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, from boarding houses to radio studios and traveling five to a car on two-lane roads to make the next show. Throughout, she captures the warm humor, hard choices, and vivid details of a brilliant artist's life as he crisscrosses a nation and a century making music.

  • Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation


    "In its hard headed, richly documented concreteness, it is worth a thousand polemics."
    -- New York Times, from a review of the first edition
    "The Curse deserves a place in every women's studies library collection."
    -- Sharon Golub, editor of Lifting the curse of Menstruation
    "A stimulating and useful book, both for the scholarly and the general reader."
    -- Paula A. Treichler, co-author of A Feminist Dictionary

  • Marketing Nutrition: Soy, Functional Foods, Biotechnology, and Obesity

    Although encouraging people to eat more nutritiously can promote better health, most efforts by companies, health professionals, and even parents are disappointingly ineffective. Brian Wansink's Marketing Nutrition focuses on why people eat the foods they do, and what can be done to improve their nutrition. Wansink argues that the true challenge in marketing nutrition lies in leveraging new tools of consumer psychology (which he specifically demonstrates) and by applying lessons from other products' failures and successes. The key problem with marketing nutrition remains, after all, marketing.

  • Décryptez "Rennes-le-Château, son secret enfin révélé"

    Poursuivez l'aventure du roman << Rennes-le-Chateau, son secret enfin revele >> et decouvrez les arcanes du roman. A la maniere d'un livre code, ce thriller esoterico-historique propose plusieurs niveaux de lecture. Pourquoi les deux heros presentent-ils les memes initiales en miroir ? Que cache la signification symbolique de leur prenom et patronyme ? Quel message dissimule la cote 7640-7641 a la bibliotheque de l'Arsenal ? Pourquoi un depart le 22 juillet ? La lettre testamentaire du Comte de Lauzun a-t-elle existe ? Les sept premieres etapes de ce periple repondent-elles a un dessein bien precis ?... Dans ce voyage initiatique le long du meridien vers le Razes sacre, vers la decouverte d'un grand secret, tout est signe, tout est symbole... Et chacun d'eux trace en filigrane, comme une trame invisible, le destin de chaque personnage.

  • Harrap's Michel Thomas Espagnol Perfectionnement

    Une methode 100% audio pour perfectionner son espagnol rapidement dans les conditions d'un cours particulier.

    Principe :
    4 CD de plus d'une heure chacun pour acquerir une maitrise fonctionnelle de l'espagnol

    Une methode basee sur la comprehension intelligente de la langue :
    - aucun livre, aucune prise de note : tout l'apprentissage passe par l'ecoute attentive
    - une methode progressive : l'espagnol est aborde par ses similarites avec le francais, et assimile par la comprehension et la repetition
    - un rythme flexible
    - un apprentissage convivial : l'apprentissage se fait en meme temps que deux autres eleves
    - l'essentiel de l'espagnol : regles de grammaire et de conjugaison, vocabulaire courant, prononciation

  • PARLER L'ANGLAIS EN VOYAGE

    • Tous les mots, phrases et expressions avec leur prononciation pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation dans un pays anglophone

    • Des conseils pratiques et des notes culturelles

    • Une presentation en deux couleurs tres claire

    • Exclusif : Une carte de Londres et de New York

  • Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte: Archaïsmes, Neologismes, Locutions Étrangères, Patois (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte: Archaismes, Neologismes, Locutions Etrangeres, Patois

    Cette expression vient evidemment de -l epoque ou Chaillot, avant d'etre -un faubourg de Paris, etait un petit village tourne en ridicule par les citadins.

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  • Harrap's Chambers Compact : Dictionnaire monolingue


    • 170 000 mots et expressions

    • Simplification et rapidite d'utilisation par l'utilisation des 2 couleurs

    • Definitions completees de notes d'usage sur les ambiguites de la langue

    • Comparatifs et superlatifs donnes en debut d'entree

    • Traitement detaille des americanismes

    • Exclusif : cahier en deux couleurs sur le monde actuel (continents, mers et oceans), et cartes du monde en quadri

  • Murals: The Great Walls of Joliet

    Since 1991 the city of Joliet, Illinois, has commissioned painters for a series of public murals. Free to use their own styles and follow their particular visions, the artists gave Joliet a diverse and dramatic body of public art that is also a statement of civic pride and a revival of a venerable midwestern tradition. Arrayed with color plates of the murals and accompanied by biographical sketches of the artists, this impressive volume documents the rich ethnic, racial, and cultural heritage that informs the art. An old industrial city thirty-five miles south of Chicago, Joliet has a mixed ethnic population. The murals of Joliet reflect this diversity, featuring the experiences of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Italian Americans, German and Irish immigrants, and the city's Slovenian community. Bold, colorful pieces acknowledge industrial and natural resources, including the Illinois and Michigan Canal, the Des Plaines River, the region's limestone quarries, and the Sauk trail. They pay tribute to the area's farmers as well as to individuals such as labor leader Samuel Gompers and the dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist Katherine Dunham. Above all, Murals: The Great Walls of Joliet documents the profound transformation in the local mentality wrought by the development of public art in the city. Underwritten by a community group, Friends of Community Public Art, the Joliet murals project stands as a model for modern municipal patronage, evidence of a population's decision to invest in public art to enrich its environment and express the ideals of the whole community.

  • Harrap's michel thomas vocabulaire espagnol

    Une methode 100% audio pour enrichir son vocabulaire et approfondir sa connaissance de l'espagnol rapidement dans les conditions d'un cours particulier.

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    Une methode basee sur la comprehension intelligente de la langue et de sa structure :
    - aucun livre, aucune prise de note : tout l'apprentissage passe par l'ecoute attentive
    - une methode progressive : l'espagnol est aborde par ses similarites avec le francais, et assimile par la comprehension et la repetition
    - un rythme flexible
    - un apprentissage convivial : l'apprentissage se fait en confiance, avec un formateur et deux natifs qui aident a perfectionner son expression

  • Shadow of the Racketeer: Scandal in Organized Labor

    Shadow of the Racketeer: Scandal in Organized Labor tells the story of organized crime's move into labor racketeering in the 1930s, focusing on a union corruption scandal involving payments from the largest Hollywood movie studios to the Chicago mob to ensure a pliant labor supply for their industry. The book also details the work of crusading journalist Westbrook Pegler, whose scorching investigative work dramatically exposed the mob connections of top labor leaders George Scalise and William Bioff and garnered Pegler the first Pulitzer Prize for reporting.

    From a behind-the-scenes perspective, David Witwer describes how Pegler and his publisher, the politically powerful Roy W. Howard, shaped the news coverage of this scandal in ways that obscured the corrupt ties between employers and the mob while emphasizing the perceived menace of union leaders empowered by New Deal legislation that had legitimized organized labor. Pegler, Howard, and the rest of the mainstream press pointedly ignored evidence of the active role that business leaders took in the corruption, which badly tarnished the newly reborn labor movement. Pegler's continuing campaign against labor corruption framed the issue in ways that set the stage for postwar political defeats, culminating with the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act, which greatly limited the power of labor unions in the United States.

  • Harrap's compact allemand

    Indispensable pour la pratique de l'allemand contemporain

    130 000 mots et expressions - 165 000 traductions
    Le vocabulaire le plus actuel
    Les regles les plus recentes de l'orthographe allemande
    Une large couverture des domaines specialises et des variantes regionales
    Des encadres d'aide a l'expression

    En supplement : un precis de grammaire, la liste des Lander, des provinces autrichiennes et cantons suisses

  • Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92

    Looking at the dramatic 1982 strike of 20,000 Chinese-American garment workers, this book explores the profound transformation of family culture that enabled this uncharacteristic militancy and organised protest.

  • Pickin' on Peachtree: A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia

    But for a few twists of fate, Atlanta could easily have grown to be the recording center that Nashville is today. "Pickin' on Peachtree" traces Atlanta's emergence in the 1920s as a major force in country recording and radio broadcasting, a position of dominance it enjoyed for some forty years. From the Old Time Fiddlers' Conventions and barn dances through the rise of station WSB and other key radio outlets, Wayne W. Daniel thoroughly documents the consolidation of country music as big business in Atlanta. He also profiles a vast array of performers, radio personalities, and recording moguls who transformed the Peachtree city into the nerve center of early country music.

  • Letters, Numbers, Forms: Essays, 1928-70

    The first English translation of essays from one of the twentieth century's most intriguing avant-garde writers

    Compiled from two volumes of Raymond Queneau's essays (Batons, chiffres et lettres and Le Voyage en Grece), these selections find Queneau at his most playful and at his most serious, eloquently pleading for a certain classicism even as he reveals the roots of his own wildly original oeuvre. Ranging from the funny to the furious, they follow Queneau from modernism to postmodernism by way of countless fascinating detours, including his thoughts on language, literary fashions, myth, politics, poetry, and other writers (Faulkner, Flaubert, Hugo, and Proust). Translator Jordan Stump provides an introduction as well as explanatory notes about key figures and Queneau himself.

  • La guerre de survie juive

    Ecrit avant la Deuxieme guerre mondiale, ce livre offre une analyse cinglante de la facon dont l'argent du pouvoir juif precipite les nations non-juives dans des guerres sans fin, du droit a la democratie et a la << liberte >> pour tous les peuples de la terre. Arnold Leese soutenait que, derriere les troubles du monde a cette epoque, il y avait une conception judeocentrique qui avait pour objectif de construire un etat policier mondial juif sur les ruines des nations non-juives. L'auteur refute chaque argument donne a l'epoque sur la raison pour laquelle la Grande-Bretagne a du entrer dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Beaucoup sont semblables a celles qui ont ete donnees plus tard sur l'invasion de l'Irak, de la Libye, de la Syrie, etc. Cet ouvrage, qu'Arnold Leese a ecrit apres avoir ete emprisonne pour avoir parle contre les juifs, montre comment Hitler voulait la paix avec la Grande-Bretagne, mais les juifs internationaux, eux, voulaient un conflit et une guerre, et ils ont obtenu ce qu'ils voulaient.

  • Parler l'espagnol en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en Espagne.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre les plans de Madrid et Barcelone, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • Harrap's Verbes anglais

    Le guide indispensable a l'etude des verbes anglais, pour une meilleure pratique de la langue. Les regles essentielles a connaitre : formation et emploi des temps, utile auxiliaires modaux, etc. Un dictionnaire de plus de 1000 verbes composes ou phrasal verbs, avec un grand nombre d'exemples. La liste de toutes les particules des phrasal verbs, avec leurs differents sens. De nombreux exemples et leur traduction. Une presentation tres claire en deux couleurs

  • Harrap's : L'allemand + vite

    • Un ouvrage destine a ceux qui veulent se remettre rapidement a l'allemand
    • Un guide pratique, simple d'utilisation, pour un benefice immediat

  • Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

    Saxophone virtuoso Charlie "Bird" Parker began playing professionally in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, changed the course of music, and then died when only 34 years old. His friend Robert Reisner observed, "Parker, in the brief span of his life, crowded more living into it than any other human being." Like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, he was a transitional composer and improviser who ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop and influenced subsequent generations of musicians. Meticulously researched and written, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker tells the story of his life, music, and career. This new biography artfully weaves together firsthand accounts from those who knew him with new information about his life and career to create a compelling narrative portrait of a tragic genius. While other books about Parker have focused primarily on his music and recordings, this portrait reveals the troubled man behind the music, illustrating how his addictions and struggles with mental health affected his life and career. He was alternatively generous and miserly; a loving husband and father at home but an incorrigible philanderer on the road; and a chronic addict who lectured younger musicians about the dangers of drugs. Above all he was a musician, who overcame humiliation, disappointment, and a life-threatening car wreck to take wing as Bird, a brilliant improviser and composer. With in-depth research into previously overlooked sources and illustrated with several never-before-seen images, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker corrects much of the misinformation and myth about one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century.

  • Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society

    Documents the ruin waiting for almost all those ill-advised enough to become professional boxers. The author confirms the legends, of crime, of swindling, of the miserable economic rewards allotted to the vast majority of fighters, and the traditional racism of the American ring.

  • The Creation of Dangerous Violent Criminals

    Lonnie Athens examines a problem that has long baffled experts and lay people alike: How does a person become a dangerous violent criminal? He explains how those who commit brutal crimes begin as relatively benign individuals who undergo lengthy, at times tortuous. development leading them to malevolence. The process that Athens labels "violentization" encompasses four stages: brutalization, belligerency, violent performance, and virulency. Athens uses vivid first-person accounts gleaned from in-depth interviews with nascent and hardened violent criminals to back up his theory, producing a book that will appeal to a wide variety of readers interested in criminal justice, law, and sociology.

  • The Black Worker: Race, Labor, And Civil Rights Since Emancipation

    Aiming to establish the richness of the African American working-class experience, and the indisputable role of black workers in shaping the politics and history of labour and race in the US, this reader examines workers engaged in an array of jobs, including sharecropping, domestic service, longshoring, and more.

  • Philosophical Instruments: Minds And Tools at Work

    In Philosophical Instruments Daniel Rothbart argues that our tools are not just neutral intermediaries between humans and the natural world, but are devices that demand new ideas about reality. Just as a hunter's new spear can change their knowledge of the environment, so can the development of modern scientific equipment alter our view of the world.

    Working at the intersections of science, technology, and philosophy, Rothbart examines the revolution in knowledge brought on by recent advances in scientific instruments. Full of examples from historical and contemporary science, including electron scanning microscopes, sixteenth-century philosophical instruments, and diffraction devices used by biochemical researchers, Rothbart explores the ways in which instrumentation advances a philosophical stance about an instrument's power, an experimenter's skills, and a specimen's properties. Through a close reading of engineering of instruments, he introduces a philosophy from (rather than of) design, contending that philosophical ideas are channeled from design plans to models and from model into the use of the devices.

  • Making Steel: Sparrows Point And The Rise And Ruin Of American Industrial Might

    Making Steel chronicles the rise and fall of American steel by focusing on the fateful decisions made at the world's once largest steel mill at Sparrows Point, Maryland. Mark Reutter examines the business, production, and daily lives of workers as corporate leaders became more interested in their own security and enrichment than in employees, community, or innovative technology. This edition features 26 pages of photos, an author's preface, and a new chapter on the devastating effects of Bethlehem Steel's bankruptcy titled "The Discarded American Worker."

  • Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

    In Hands on the Freedom Plow, fifty-two women--northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina--share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The testimonies gathered here present a sweeping personal history of SNCC: early sit-ins, voter registration campaigns, and freedom rides; the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the movements in Alabama and Maryland; and Black Power and antiwar activism. Since the women spent time in the Deep South, many also describe risking their lives through beatings and arrests and witnessing unspeakable violence. These intense stories depict women, many very young, dealing with extreme fear and finding the remarkable strength to survive. The women in SNCC acquired new skills, experienced personal growth, sustained one another, and even had fun in the midst of serious struggle. Readers are privy to their analyses of the Movement, its tactics, strategies, and underlying philosophies. The contributors revisit central debates of the struggle including the role of nonviolence and self-defense, the role of white people in a black-led movement, and the role of women within the Movement and the society at large. Each story reveals how the struggle for social change was formed, supported, and maintained by the women who kept their "hands on the freedom plow." As the editors write in the introduction, "Though the voices are different, they all tell the same story--of women bursting out of constraints, leaving school, leaving their hometowns, meeting new people, talking into the night, laughing, going to jail, being afraid, teaching in Freedom Schools, working in the field, dancing at the Elks Hall, working the WATS line to relay horror story after horror story, telling the press, telling the story, telling the word. And making a difference in this world."

  • The Pre-platonic Philosophers

    Surveying the Greek philosophers from Thales to Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche (then a philologist) at the University of Basel establishes a chronology for the progression of their natural scientific insights in this text.

  • 20 recettes de d?ner pour les enfants

    Ce livre tente de r?concilier toute la famille sur le menu du soir: recettes originales pour aider les enfants ? vaincre la monotonie alimentaire et tout de m?me simples ? pr?parer pour des parents press?s.

  • Harrap's Mini allemand francais

    Un nouveau format dans la gamme allemande Harrap.

    Le Mini francais-allemand propose l'essentiel du vocabulaire courant et technique, ainsi que de nombreuses expressions courantes. La prononciation de tous les mots est donnee, et de nombreux exemples d'emploi facilitent la traduction.

    Une innovation Harrap : ce dictionnaire a ete entierement imprime sur papier recycle pour respecter l'environnement.

  • Maximum Clarity And Other Writings on Music

    Described by New York Times critic John Rockwell as "one of the best non-famous composers this country has to offer," Ben Johnston reconceives familiar idioms--ranging from jazz to Southern hymns--using just intonation. Johnston studied with Darius Milhaud, Harry Partch, and John Cage, and is best known for his String Quartet No. 4, a complex series of variations on Amazing Grace. This volume reveals he is also a truly literate composer, who writes and speaks about music with eloquence and charm. "Maximum Clarity" and Other Writings on Music spans forty years and brings together forty-one of Johnston's most important writings, including many rare and several previously unpublished selections. They include position papers, theoretical treatises, program notes, historical reflections, lectures, excerpts from interviews, and letters, and they cover a broad spectrum of concerns--from the technical exegesis of microtonality to the personal and the broadly humanistic. The volume concludes with a discography of all commercially available recordings of Johnston's music.

  • The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

    In his prime, Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950) was the most celebrated man in Western ballet--a virtuoso and a dramatic dancer such as European and American audiences had never seen before. After his triumphs in such works as The Specter of the Rose and Petrouchka, he set out to make ballets of his own, and with his Afternoon of a Faun and The Rite of Spring, created within a year of each other, he became ballet s first modernist choreographer. Then, still in his twenties, he began to go mad. For six weeks in early 1919, as his tie to reality was giving way, Nijinsky kept a diary--the only sustained daily record we have, by a major artist, of the experience of entering psychosis. In some entries he is filled with hope. He is God; he will save the world. In other entries, he falls into a black despair. He is dogged by sexual obsessions and grief over World War I. Furthermore, he is afraid that he is going insane. The diary was first published in 1936, in a version heavily bowdlerized by Nijinsky s wife. The new edition, translated by Kyril FitzLyon, is the first complete and accurate English rendering of this searing document. In her introduction, noted dance critic Joan Acocella tells Nijinsky s story and places it in the context of early European modernism.

  • Encyclopzdie de L'Ordre Nouveau - Hors-Szrie - Wallonie (Partie II)

    Dictionnaire biographique de 191 sous-officiers et soldats du rang de la LZgion / Sturmbrigade / Division Wallonie, ainsi que de prs de 40 officiers d'autres formations (Garde Wallonne, NSKK, SD, RAD).

  • Processionnal Romain: À l'Usage de la Province Ecclésiastique de Québec (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Processionnal Romain: A l'Usage de la Province Ecclesiastique de Quebec

    On a conserve l'ordre des prieres pour benir et poser la premiere pierre d'un nouvelle eglise, pour benir une nouvelle eglise ou un oratoire public, pour reconcilier une eglise profanee, pour la benediction d'un nouveau cimetiere et pour consacrer solennellement une cloche. Les prieres pour la reception d'un prelat, et celles pour les sessions d'un synode diocesain terminent ce chapitre.

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  • Myths America Lives By


    The dream of restoring primitive Christianity lies close to the core of the identity of some American denominations---Churches of Christ, Latter-day Saints, some Mennonites, and a variety of Holiness and Pentecostal denominations. But how can a return to ancient Christianity be sustained in a world increasingly driven by modernization? What meaning might such a vision have in the modern world? Twelve distinguished scholars explore these and related questions in this provocative book.

  • Les Races Et Les Nationalités En Autriche-Hongrie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Les Races Et les Nationalites en Autriche-Hongrie

    Cette nouvelle edition etait prete a paraitre en juillet 1914, de sorte que notre ouvrage, tel que nous le presentons, ne releve pas de la litterature de guerre et que notre expose s'arrete a la veille de la grande crise. Il ne perd rien toutefois, nous semble-t - il, de son interet d'actualite on le consultera aujourd'hui avec quelque securite, pour l'intelligence des evene ments sur cette aire de l'europe, qui s'appelle encore pour combien de temps? La monarchie austro hongroise; on y trouvera des donnees et des sugges tions pour une imminente solution des proces histo riques et politiques qui se sont multiplies dans ce complexe de territoires et de populations. La se borne notre ambition.

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  • Recherches Philosophiques Sur Les Preuves Du Christianisme: Où l'On Trouvera Quelques Additions, En Particulier Sur l'Existence de Dieu, Et Des Notes ... Grand Nombre de Lecteurs (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Recherches Philosophiques sur les Preuves du Christianisme: Ou l'On Trouvera Quelques Additions, en Particulier sur l'Existence de Dieu, Et des Notes Propres a Faciliter l'Intelligence de l'Ouvrage a un Plus Grand Nombre de Lecteurs

    Je n'ai pas approfondi egalement' toutes les Preuves mais je les ai indique toutes je me luis atta che pr1ncipalementa celles que four piflem les Miracles.

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  • Tintin et les secrets de la grammaire anglaise


    • Sur chaque double page, une presentation simple et claire d'un point de grammaire

    • Des vignettes de Tintin illustrent les exemples
    • Conforme aux programmes de l'Education Nationale pour le college

  • Harrap's Verbes espagnols

    Le guide indispensable a l'etude des verbes espagnols, pour une meilleure pratique de la langue. Des explications claires et concises sur l'emploi des temps et les principales difficultes de la conjugaison espagnole. La conjugaison complete de plus de 200 verbes espagnols. Un index de 2800 verbes courants qui renvoient chacun a un tableau de conjugaison. Une presentation tres claire en deux couleurs.

  • J. G. Ballard

    Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Surrealism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.

  • Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story

    A member of Muddy Waters' legendary late 1940s-1950s band, Jimmy Rogers pioneered a blues guitar style that made him one of the most revered sidemen of all time. Rogers also had a significant if star-crossed career as a singer and solo artist for Chess Records, releasing the classic singles "That's All Right" and "Walking By Myself."

    In Blues All Day Long, Wayne Everett Goins mines seventy-five hours of interviews with Rogers' family, collaborators, and peers to follow a life spent in the blues. Goins' account takes Rogers from recording Chess classics and barnstorming across the South to a late-in-life renaissance that included new music, entry into the Blues Hall of Fame, and high profile tours with Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. Informed and definitive, Blues All Day Long fills a gap in twentieth century music history with the story of one of the blues' eminent figures and one of the genre's seminal bands.

  • Harrap's Grammaire anglaise

    Une grammaire de reference, complete, vivante et accessible : concrete : des exemples clairs et authentiques, des explications simples et breves ; pratique : des exercices avec corriges pour s'entrainer et assimiler les differentes regles ; en images : des illustrations amusantes, pour aider a mieux comprendre et memoriser les explications ; accessible : une presentation aeree, claire et bien structuree, avec, au debut de chaque chapitre, un sommaire des points abordes permettant de mieux se reperer. Destinee a tous ceux qui souhaitent apprendre ou consolider leur connaissance de la grammaire anglaise.

  • HARRAP'S DICTIONNAIRE PETIT ANGLAIS

    Un dictionnaire ideal pour le college. 75 000 mots et expressions, 110 000 traductions, du vocabulaire tres actuel, des americanismes, les sigles et abreviations courants, plus de 300 notes d'usage pour eviter les erreurs les plus frequentes. En supplement : une liste de verbes irreguliers, une grammaire anglaise tres detaillee, 150 expressions de la vie quotidienne.

  • Lou Harrison

    Lou Harrison, who celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1997, has often been cited as one of America's most original and influential composers. In addition to his prolific musical output, Harrison is also a skilled painter, calligrapher, essayist, critic, poet, and instrument-builder. During his long and varied career, he has explored dance, Asian music, tuning systems, and universal languages, and has actively championed political causes ranging from pacifism to gay rights. This book, based on extensive research and nearly seventy interviews, examines the ideas that have shaped Harrison's creative output, as seen through the eyes of the composer and his associates. A seventy-minute compact disc included with the book illustrates in sound various aspects of the written text; most pieces are recorded here for the first time.

  • Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

    From the late nineteenth century until the 1920s, authorities required San Francisco's Pesthouse to segregate the diseased from the rest of the city. Although the Pesthouse stood out of sight and largely out of mind, it existed at a vital nexus of civic life where issues of medicine, race, class, environment, morality, and citizenship entwined and played out. Guenter B. Risse places this forgotten institution within an emotional climate dominated by widespread public dread and disgust. In Driven by Fear, he analyzes the unique form of stigma generated by San Franciscans. Emotional states like xenophobia and racism played a part. Yet the phenomenon also included competing medical paradigms and unique economic needs that encouraged authorities to protect the city's reputation as a haven of health restoration. As Risse argues, public health history requires an understanding of irrational as well as rational motives. To that end he delves into the spectrum of emotions that drove extreme measures like segregation and isolation and fed psychological, ideological, and pragmatic urges to scapegoat and stereotype victims--particularly Chinese victims--of smallpox, leprosy, plague, and syphilis. Filling a significant gap in contemporary scholarship, Driven by Fear looks at the past to offer critical lessons for our age of bioterror threats and emerging infectious diseases.

  • A Feminist Ethnomusicology: Writings on Music and Gender

    One of the pioneers of gender studies in music, Ellen Koskoff edited the foundational text Women and Music in Cross Cultural Perspective, and her career evolved in tandem with the emergence and development of the field.

    In this intellectual memoir, Koskoff describes her journey through the maze of social history and scholarship related to her work examining the intersection of music and gender. Koskoff collects new, revised, and hard-to-find published material from mid-1970s through 2010 to trace the evolution of ethnomusicological thinking about women, gender, and music, offering a perspective of how questions emerged and changed in those years, as well as Koskoff's reassessment of the early years and development of the field. Her goal: a personal map of the different paths to understanding she took over the decades, and how each inspired, informed, and clarified her scholarship. For example, Koskoff shows how a preference for face-to-face interactions with living people served her best in her research, and how her now-classic work within Brooklyn's Hasidic community inflamed her feminist consciousness while leading her into ethnomusicological studies.

    An uncommon merging of retrospective and rumination, A Feminist Ethnomusicology: Writings on Music and Gender offers a witty and disarmingly frank tour through the formative decades of the field and will be of interest to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, scholars of the history and development of feminist thought, and those engaged in fieldwork.

    Includes a foreword by Suzanne Cusick framing Koskoff's career and an extensive bibliography provided by the author.

  • Hypnose : Ses premiers pas comme praticien

    Pour de nombreux praticiens neophytes, il y a une quete que nous pouvons de plus en plus observer sur les forums, celle de scripts. Cette recherche est particulierement active et certains vont memes jusqu'a ecouter des mp3 pour les retaper completement afin d'en faire un modele de base. Quitte a utiliser des scripts, autant que les differents professionnels de l'hypnose puissent en devenir les initiateurs et les createurs. Dans cet essai, je souhaiterais accompagner les hypnotiseurs a devenir de plus en plus acteurs de leur systeme. Qu'ils puissent completer leur apprentissage.

  • AIA Guide to Chicago

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    An unparalleled architectural powerhouse, Chicago offers visitors and natives alike a panorama of styles and forms. The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on ten years of dynamic changes with new entries on smaller projects as well as showcases like the Aqua building, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park.

    Four hundred photos and thirty-four specially commissioned maps make it easy to find each of the one thousand-plus featured buildings, while a comprehensive index organizes buildings by name and architect. This edition also features an introduction providing an indispensable overview of Chicago's architectural history.

  • Nietzsche's Philosophical Context: An Intellectual Biography

    Friedrich Nietzsche was immensely influential and, counter to most expectations, also very well read. An essential new reference tool for those interested in his thinking, Nietzsche's Philosophical Context identifies the chronology and huge range of philosophical books that engaged him. Rigorously examining the scope of this reading, Thomas H. Brobjer consulted over two thousand volumes in Nietzsche's personal library, as well as his book bills, library records, journals, letters, and publications. This meticulous investigation also considers many of the annotations in his books. In arguing that Nietzsche's reading often constituted the starting point for, or counterpoint to, much of his own thinking and writing, Brobjer's study provides scholars with fresh insight into how Nietzsche worked and thought; to which questions and thinkers he responded; and by which of them he was influenced. The result is a new and much more contextual understanding of Nietzsche's life and thinking.

  • Guide de conversation Harrap's - Allemand

    Ces guides de conversation haut de gamme sont les compagnons indispensables de tous les voyageurs, pour faciliter le voyage et aller plus loin dans la decouverte des cultures Des supplements audio a telecharger sur le site www.harrap.com Des nouveaux themes tres actuels: l ecologie, voyager avec les enfants,... De nombreuses informations culturelles et une rubrique << ne ratez pas... >> pour ne pas commettre d impair et tout connaitre du pays visite La quadri permet une differenciation des thematiques par couleur

  • The Chicago Marathon

    In The Chicago Marathon, Andrew Suozzo reveals this citywide ritual as far more than a simple race. Providing a full-spectrum look at the event's production and participants, Suozzo shows how the elements that comprise the marathon also reflect modern Chicago's politics, its people, and the ways the city engages with the wider world.

    The book encompasses all of the forces that come together to make the race the spectacle it has become today. Beginning with a brisk history of the marathon, Suozzo leads readers from its origins in Greek mythology to its modern reality, and also along its rocky road to international prominence. He investigates the roles of sponsorship, small-business support, and the city's intervention on behalf of the marathon, as well as the alliances the event has forged with the media and charity fundraisers. He also discusses race management and the grassroots support that ultimately make it possible, with a special perspective on the aid station directors and volunteers. Finally, The Chicago Marathon features numerous interviews with the runners themselves, ranging from world-renowned professional athletes to amateurs with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

  • Dictionnaire de Droit Canonique Et de Pratique Bénéficiale, Vol. 2: Conféré Avec Les Maximes Et La Jurisprudence de France, c'Est-À-Dire, Avec Les ... Et Concordats, Les Ordonnances, Édits Et

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Droit Canonique Et de Pratique Beneficiale, Vol. 2: Confere Avec les Maximes Et la Jurisprudence de France, C'est-a-Dire, Avec les Usages Et Libertes de l'Eglise Gallicane, les Pragmatiques Et Concordats, les Ordonnances, Edits Et Declarations de Nos Rois, les Arrets des Parlements Et du Grand Conseil

    Les Clercs etoieiii: autrefois en quel ques Diocefes dans l'ufag-e _de danfer' le jour qu'ils avoient celebre leur pre miere Melfe. Une pareille coutume pouvoir - elle avoir une bonne fin? Le Parlement de Paris l'abolit par un Ar ret de l'an 1547. Filleau tom. 1. Part. 1. Tir. 1. Ch. 5.

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  • Dictionnaire Des Sciences Mathématiques Pures Et Appliquées, Vol. 3: Supplement Contenant Plusieurs Articles Sur La Geodesie, La Trigonometrie, Et l'Astronomie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Sciences Mathematiques Pures Et Appliquees, Vol. 3: Supplement Contenant Plusieurs Articles sur la Geodesie, la Trigonometrie, Et l'Astronomie

    La balance hydrostatique de Ramsden est preferable 51 toutes deux (pl. 1, fig. Elle se compose d'un le vier qui porte au bras le plus court un corps en verre a.

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  • Japanese Foodways, Past and Present

    Spanning nearly six hundred years of Japanese food culture, Japanese Foodways, Past and Present considers the production, consumption, and circulation of Japanese foods from the mid-fifteenth century to the present day in contexts that are political, economic, cultural, social, and religious. Diverse contributors--including anthropologists, historians, sociologists, a tea master, and a chef--address a range of issues such as medieval banquet cuisine, the tea ceremony, table manners, cookbooks in modern times, food during the U.S. occupation period, eating and dining out during wartimes, the role of heirloom vegetables in the revitalization of rural areas, children's lunches, and the gentrification of blue-collar foods. Framed by two reoccurring themes--food in relation to place and food in relation to status--the collection considers the complicated relationships between the globalization of foodways and the integrity of national identity through eating habits. Focusing on the consumption of Western foods, heirloom foods, once-taboo foods, and contemporary Japanese cuisines, Japanese Foodways, Past and Present shows how Japanese concerns for and consumption of food has relevance and resonance with other foodways around the world. Contributors are Stephanie Assmann, Gary Soka Cadwallader, Katarzyna Cwiertka, Satomi Fukutomi, Shoko Higashiyotsuyanagi, Joseph R. Justice, Michael Kinski, Barak Kushner, Bridget Love, Joji Nozawa, Tomoko Onabe, Eric C. Rath, Akira Shimizu, George Solt, David E. Wells, and Miho Yasuhara.

  • Sarajevo: A Bosnian Kaleidoscope

    This urban anthropological analysis of Sarajevo and its cultural complexities examines contemporary issues of social divisiveness, pluralism, and intergroup dynamics in the context of national identity and state formation.

  • The Organs of J. S. Bach: A Handbook

    The Organs of J. S. Bach is a comprehensive handbook to the organs encountered by Bach, whether as organist, concert artist, examiner, teacher, or visitor. Newly revised and updated, the book's entries are listed alphabetically by geographical location, from Arnstadt to Zschortau, and provide an easy-to-reference overview. Detailed information for each organ includes high quality photographs, the organ's history and its connection to Bach, its disposition as Bach would have known it, the architectural history of the church housing the instrument, and an identification of the church's organists. Lynn Edwards Butler's translation of Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf's volume incorporates new research and many corrections and updates to the original German edition. Bibliographical references have been updated to include English-language sources, and the translation includes a new essay by Christoph Wolff on Bach as organist, organ composer, and organ expert. The volume also includes maps, a timeline of organ-related events, transcriptions of Bach's organ reports, a guide to examining organs attributed to Saxony's most famous organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, and biographical information on organ builders. The Organs of J. S. Bach will be an invaluable pocket reference for everyone who loves Bach's organ music.

  • HARRAP'S METHODE ESPAGNOL LIVRE

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante

    • Une forte dimension orale

  • BAD BOY: TOME 1

    Un abandon est souvent suivi d'un traumatisme chez la plupart des gens. C'est le cas de Lena, abandonnee par son pere a l'age de huit ans, elle ne fait plus confiance a personne par peur que cela se reproduise.Quand elle croise le regard de Justin Black, un petit espoir nait en elle. Mais elle se rendra vite compte qu'elle n'aurait pas du croiser son chemin.Sa rencontre avec le chef de gang ne pouvait qu'empirer les choses. Ou pas...

  • The J. Golden Kimball Stories

    The sharp wit of a free-thinking Mormon folk hero

    In The J. Golden Kimball Stories, beloved and iconoclastic Mormon humorist J. Golden Kimball (1853-1938) speaks on death, marriage, love, hell, God, and everything in between. Compiled by Eric A. Eliason from previously unpublished archival resources, this collection of stories, anecdotes, and jokes captures the irreverent comedy and independent thinking that made Kimball so beloved both in and out of his Mormon community.

    Arranged thematically and framed by short contextual introductions, each chapter presents a colorful portrait of Kimball on topics including tricks, cussing, ministering, chastising, and repentance. A comprehensive introductory essay places Kimball in the context of Mormon history and folklore scholarship.

  • Mini English Dictionnary : anglais/anglais

    - 50 000 references.

    - Un monolingue dans un format tres maniable.

    - Chaque mot explique par des definitions tres claires.

    - Une excellente couverture du vocabulaire general.

    - Une presentation tres claire facilitant la recherche d'informations.

    - Des notes d'usage mettant en relief toutes les difficultes d'emploi (grammaire, orthographe, origine, usages particuliers).

  • Le Trésor Du Souterrain: Un Livre Clef de la Bibliothèque Privée de l'Abbé Saunière Pour Comprendre Et Décrypter l'Affaire de Rennes-Le-Château

    L'abbe Sauniere s'etait fait installer une bibliotheque dans la tour Magdala. Dans la liste des 377 ouvrages qui la composaient, l'histoire du Tresor du souterrain etonne par sa troublante ressemblance avec l'affaire de Rennes. Il relate une chasse au tresor dans un petit village de Vendee et dans le seminaire des Missions Etrangeres de Paris ayant appartenu a l'ordre du Temple. Le lien entre Boudet, Gelis et Sauniere est plus que deconcertant: un vieil abbe revele a un jeune et ambitieux seminariste un secret longtemps garde par l'Eglise concernant un tresor de l'epoque des Templiers dont l'emplacement est seulement connu de trois abbes, dont lui-meme... L'abbe legue au jeune seminariste un parchemin code permettant de conduire vers un souterrain et l'emplacement d'un tresor spirituel pour l'Eglise. Passionnant et troublant lorsqu'on le transpose dans le Razes, cet ouvrage etonnant n'a pas fini de reveler tous ses secrets. Il devient urgent d'en reevaluer l'importance dans l'affaire de Rennes-le-Chateau.

  • HARRAP'S MINI PLUS ALLEMAND-FRANCAIS/FRANCAIS-ALLEMAND

    Le plus complet des dictionnaires Mini Plus : 50 000 mots et expressions - 80 000 traductions - Tout le vocabulaire courant et specialise actuel - De nombreux exemples d'emploi - Les conjugaisons - La phonetique. En supplement : un guide de conversation avec toutes les expressions utiles.

  • The Mouse Machine: Disney and Technology

    By exploring the technological context for Disney creations throughout its history, this title illuminates Disney's extraordinary growth into one of the largest and most influential media and entertainment companies in the world.

  • Togo: Le Prix de la Démocratie

    Ce livre est une vue d'interieur, un decryptage sans complaisance de la marche politique du Togo vers la democratie, les 25 dernieres annees. Specialiste en gouvernance et militant independant pour le changement, Dany Ayida propose une analyse des enjeux

  • Dictionnaire de Botanique: Organographie, Anatomie, Physiologie Végétales; Méthodologie Et Géographie Botanique; Histoire Naturelle Des Plantes ... Phanérogames Et Cryptogames (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Botanique: Organographie, Anatomie, Physiologie Vegetales; Methodologie Et Geographie Botanique; Histoire Naturelle des Plantes Indigenes Et Exotiques, Phanerogames Et Cryptogames

    Accroissement des vegetaux. La nutrition du vegetal donne pour resultat son accroissement. Ses organes elementaires, augmentant en dimensions ou en nombre, determinent une augmentation proportion nelle dans ses organes composes. On sait qu'il existe deux grandes formes du tissu vegetal, les utricules et les vaisseaux.

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  • Encuentros con extraterrestres en Chile

    El primer libro del ingeniero chileno-aleman Sebastian von Kleist (1971) es una verdadera enciclopedia de encuentros cercanos con extraterrestres en Chile, con mas de 200 casos. Recopila de forma meticulosa, casi obsesiva, practicamente todos los relatos aparecidos en prensa, esos donde personas comunes y corrientes cuentan sus experiencias con presuntos seres de otros mundos que hicieron de un dia cualquiera una jornada inolvidable.

  • Mini dictionnaire Francais/Italien, Italien/Francais

    L'essentiel de l'italien a portee de main : 35 000 mots et expressions, 50 000 traductions, les accents toniques, de nombreux exemples d'emploi, les expressions courantes, les verbes irreguliers.

  • Catholics And Jews in Twentieth-century America

    This volume provides insights of Catholic and Jewish commentators and religious leaders, it recounts the transformation of a relationship of irreconcilable enmity to one of respectful coexistence and constructive dialogue. Focusing on the Catholic doctrinal view of the Jews and its ramifications.

  • The Bluegrass Reader

    This is a guide to bluegrass music that traces the development of this musical genre, since its origin in Anglo-American folk tradition. Featuring writers such as Marty Stuart, David Gates, and Hunter Thompson, the selection includes classics in the history of writing about bluegrass.

  • Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment

    Discrimination by Design is a fascinating account of the complex social processes and power struggles involved in building and controlling space. Leslie Kanes Weisman offers a new framework for understanding the spatial dimensions of gender and race as well as class. She traces the social and architectural histories of the skyscraper, maternity hospital, department store, shopping mall, nuclear family dream house, and public housing high rise. Her vivid prose is based on exhaustive research and documents how each setting, along with public parks and streets, embodies and transmits the privileges and penalties of social caste. In presenting feminist themes from a spatial perspective, Weisman raises many new and important questions. When do women feel unsafe in cities, and why? Why do so many homeless people prefer to sleep on the streets rather than in city-run shelters? Why does the current housing crisis pose a greater threat to women than to men? How would dwellings, communities, and public buildings look if they were designed to foster relationships of equality and environmental wholeness? And how can we begin to imagine such a radically different landscape? In exploring the answers, the author introduces us to the people, policies, architectural innovations, and ideologies working today to shape a future in which all people matter. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Discrimination by Design is an invaluable and pioneering contribution to our understanding of the issues of our time--health care for the elderly and people with AIDS, homelessness, racial justice, changing conditions of work and family life, affordable housing, militarism, energy conservation, and thepreservation of the environment. This thoroughly readable book provides practical guidance to policymakers, architects, planners, and housing activists. It should be read by all who are interested in understanding how the built environment shapes the experiences of their daily lives

  • Harrap's méthodee d'Allemand Livre

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible

    • Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies

    • Des activites variees, tres progressives

    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie

    • Une dimension culturelle importante


  • From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

    From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways reveals the distinctive flavor of Jewish foods in the Midwest and tracks regional culinary changes through time. Exploring Jewish culinary innovation in America's heartland from the 1800s to today, Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost examine recipes from numerous midwestern sources, both kosher and nonkosher, including Jewish homemakers' handwritten manuscripts and notebooks, published journals and newspaper columns, and interviews with Jewish cooks, bakers, and delicatessen owners. With the influx of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries came new recipes and foodways that transformed the culture of the region. Settling into the cities, towns, and farm communities of Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, Jewish immigrants incorporated local fruits, vegetables, and other comestibles into traditional recipes. Such incomparable gustatory delights include Tzizel bagels and rye breads coated in midwestern cornmeal, baklava studded with locally grown cranberries, dark pumpernickel bread sprinkled with almonds and crunchy Iowa sunflower seeds, tangy ketchup concocted from wild sour grapes, Sephardic borekas (turnovers) made with sweet cherries from Michigan, rich Chicago cheesecakes, native huckleberry pie from St. Paul, and savory gefilte fish from Minnesota northern pike. Steinberg and Prost also consider the effect of improved preservation and transportation on rural and urban Jewish foodways, as reported in contemporary newspapers, magazines, and published accounts. They give special attention to the impact on these foodways of large-scale immigration, relocation, and Americanization processes during the nineteenth century and the efforts of social and culinary reformers to modify traditional Jewish food preparation and ingredients. Including dozens of sample recipes, From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways takes readers on a memorable and unique tour of midwestern Jewish cooking and culture.

  • Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History

    Interweaving photographs, concert programs, scores, and drawings with the texts of more than fifty interviews with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues, Charles Ives Remembered is a vivid memory portrait of an enigmatic American composer, told in the voices of the people who knew him best.

    Charles Ives (1874--1954) was publicly an insurance executive but privately a composer whose eccentric works and paradoxical life would intrigue, perplex, and inspire generations to come after him. Moving from Ives's childhood and years at Yale to his business and musical careers, the memories and reflections assembled in this Kinkeldey Award-winning volume provide a multifaceted and humanizing view of an American musical icon.

  • Harrap's Compact espagnol francais

    Un dictionnaire tres complet pour la pratique de l'espagnol contemporain

    Le Harrap's Compact est un outil de travail aussi pratique que riche, grace a son format fonctionnel, la clarte et l'actualite de son texte, et ses supplements utiles, notamment son guide de communication tres complet, parfait pour perfectionner son expression dans toutes les situations de la vie courante et professionnelle.

  • Harrap's Capital - L'anglais des affaires

    42 000 mots et expression
    1500 nouveaux termes


    Le Harraps Business, totalement remis a jour, en partenariat avec le magazine Capital : lalliance du specialiste des dictionnaires bilingues et de la reference des magazines business grand public.

    Un veritable outil de travail pour les relations professionnelles en anglais

    A la fois un dictionnaire et un guide de langlais des affaires, Harraps Capital propose une multitude dinformations, de conseils, dexemples sur le monde professionnel anglo-saxon

    Un supplement tres riche, avec de nombreuses informations, notamment un guide de communication mis a jour, avec modeles de lettres, le courrier electronique, la recherche demploi, etc.

  • Talking With Television: Women, Talk Shows, and Modern Self-Reflexivity

    Television talk shows have fuelled debates about television's faltering role as a medium for social interaction, but this book points out that many viewers don't just absorb the shows; they react to them and even talk back to their televisions. By observing and analyzing the daily viewing habits of a dozen women viewers, Helen Wood interprets these experiences as daily rituals of self-reflexivity, focusing on the performance of gender as a doubling of place in contemporary conditions of modernity. Directly challenging the fundamental assumption that new media forms are uniquely interactive, "Talking with Television" reveals that televisual styles, particularly talk-based TV, have always sought to encourage a participatory relationship with viewers at home.

  • Journal de Prison

    Ce journal tenu par Corneliu Zelea Codreanu couvre sa periode d'incarceration pour motif politique comprise entre le 19 avril et le 19 juin de l'annee 1938, vecue entre les murs de la prison de Jilava.Ces carnets de prison complete la connaissance de la vie du chef legendaire du mouvement legionnaire roumain (la Garde de fer). Derniers ecrits de Codreanu, mettant en relief des moments cles de sa vie, des reflexions theologiques ainsi que l'organisation de sa defense en proces, il sera execute peu apres, avec d'autres Legionnaires, a l'age de 39 ans. Son assassinat, resultant d'un ordre du roi, officiellement pour une tentative d'evasion, est realise par les gendarmes qui le transportent a la prison de Jilava.

  • Chicago's War on Syphilis, 1937-1940: The Times, the Trib, and the Clap Doctor

    "An eye for colorful vignettes and anecdotes. On target! She recognizes
    the importance of her subject." -- Thomas N. Bonner, author of To
    the Ends of the Earth: Women's Search for Education in Medicine
    Those struggling to deal with the AIDS epidemic might learn valuable
    lessons from the earlier struggle of the U.S. to deal with syphilis. Here,
    Suzanne Poirier tells the story of the Chicago Syphilis Control Program
    launched in 1937 by the Chicago Board of Health and the U.S. Public Health
    Service and severely limited from the start because of the refusal of
    government, the press, and the public to confront directly the issues
    underlying the problem.
    Poirier's narrative is memorable for its vivid scenes, colorful characters
    that include Chicago's "clap doctor," Dr. Ben Reitman, and its
    account of the heated debate that surrounded the effort. In an epilogue,
    the author discusses similarities between current efforts against AIDS
    and the handling and politics of the syphilis problem in the late 1930s.

  • PLANCHES MACONNIQUES

    ce livre est un recueil de planches maconniques du Rite Ecossais Ancien et Accepte axees sur le symbolisme et sur des travaux dits de culture esoterique. Il reprend des travaux de loges symboliques, de perfection, capitulaires, et, d'areopage. L'auteur admet volontiers d'autres perceptions differentes ou complementaires voire contradictoires pour une meilleure appreciation des sujets et l'emergence du sens propre a chaque lecteur. Il invite a partager ses reflexions comme une simple approche a des sources d'aspiration pour un approfondissement de l'efflorescence des grades et de la richesse du rite et des rituels, dans une perception hermeneutique pour un enchainement plausible des differents degres. Il expose de facon synoptique des specificites des degres de l'ecossisme. Son merite reside dans une authentique originalite d'expression dans un travail de regroupement de ses planches pour une pensee esoterique.

  • The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

    From the softest caress to the harshest blow, touch lies at the heart of our experience of the world. Now, for the first time, this deepest of senses is the subject of an extensive historical exploration. The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch fleshes out our understanding of the past with explorations of lived experiences of embodiment from the middle ages to modernity. This intimate and sensuous approach to history makes it possible to foreground the tactile foundations of Western culture--the ways in which feelings shaped society. Constance Classen explores a variety of tactile realms including the feel of the medieval city; the tactile appeal of relics; the social histories of pain, pleasure, and affection; the bonds of touch between humans and animals; the strenuous excitement of sports such as wrestling and jousting; and the sensuous attractions of consumer culture. She delves into a range of vital issues, from the uses--and prohibitions--of touch in social interaction to the disciplining of the body by the modern state, from the changing feel of the urban landscape to the technologization of touch in modernity. Through poignant descriptions of the healing power of a medieval king's hand or the grueling conditions of a nineteenth-century prison, we find that history, far from being a dry and lifeless subject, touches us to the quick.

  • The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training

    This collection of essays and interviews explores modern-dance technique training from the last 50 years. Focusing on the culture of dance, editors Bales and Nettl-Fiol examine a choreographic process and style, dancer agency and participation in the creative process, and changes in the role and purpose of training.

  • Guide des Médicaments d'Officine 2019

    Au fil de ses 145 pages, le Guide des Medicaments d'Officine offre aux eleves preparateurs et aux etudiants en pharmacie un support consacre aux medicaments. Les preparatrices et preparateurs diplomes, tout comme les infirmier(e)s et pharmacien(ne)s, apprecieront ce manuel pour accroitre leurs connaissances. L'auteur, Docteur en Pharmacie, a reuni dans cet ouvrage 1 680 medicaments ranges par classes therapeutiques. Chaque medicament est designe par son nom commercial accompagne de sa DCI. Des indications, contre-indications et effets indesirables viennent agrementer la description de nombreuses classes therapeutiques. L'index de 2 830 entrees (1 680 medicaments et 1 150 principes actifs) permet un acces rapide a l'information recherchee. Plusieurs documents sont reunis en annexe : schemas d'anatomie, lexique medical francais-anglais, grossesse et medicaments, valeurs biologiques, calendrier vaccinal, medicaments retires du marche, proprietes de plantes, pansements, guide de l'aerosoltherapie.

  • La chouette histoire du rocher de Dabo

    La chouette histoire du rocher de Dabo c'est d'abord un livre sur les decryptages inedits de la chouette en or. L'auteur Kaspius donne sans tabou l'ensemble de ses decryptages...

  • Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy

    Both a refraction of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a protest against Western values, butoh is a form of Japanese dance theater that emerged in the aftermath of World War II. Sondra Fraleigh chronicles the growth of this provocative art form from its mid-century founding under a sign of darkness to its assimilation in the twenty-first century as a poignant performance medium with philosophical and political implications. Through highly descriptive, thoughtful, and emotional prose, Fraleigh traces the transformative alchemy of this metaphoric dance form by studying the international movement inspired by its aesthetic mixtures. While butoh has retained a special identity related to its Japanese background, it also has blossomed into a borderless art with a tolerant and inclusive morphology gaining prominence in a borderless century. Employing intellectual and aesthetic perspectives to reveal the origins, major figures, and international development of the dance, Fraleigh documents the range and variety of butoh artists around the world with first-hand knowledge of butoh performances from 1973 to 2008. Her definitions of butoh's morphology, alchemy, and philosophy set a theoretical framework for poetic and engaging articulations of twenty butoh performances in Japan, Europe, India, and the West. With a blend of scholarly research and direct experience, she also signifies the unfinished nature of butoh and emphasizes its capacity to effect spiritual transformation and bridge cultural differences.

  • Wartime Diary

    Written from September 1939 to January 1941, Simone de Beauvoir's "Wartime Diary" gives English readers unabridged access to one of the scandalous texts that threaten to overturn traditional views of Beauvoir's life and work. The account in Beauvoir's "Wartime Diary" of her clandestine affair with Jacques Bost and sexual relationships with various young women challenges the conventional picture of Beauvoir as the devoted companion of Jean-Paul Sartre, just as her account of completing her novel "She Came to Stay" at a time when Sartre's philosophy in "Being and Nothingness" was barely begun calls into question the traditional view of Beauvoir's novel as merely illustrating Sartre's philosophy. Most important, the "Wartime Diary" provides an exciting account of Beauvoir's philosophical transformation from the pre-war solipsism of "She Came to Stay" to the post-war political engagement of "The Second Sex".Cast in the crucible of the Nazi Occupation, Beauvoir's existentialist ethics reflects dramatic collective experiences, such as joining the tide of refugees fleeing the German invasion in June 1940, as well as the courageous reaffirmation of her individuality in constructing a humanist ethics of freedom and solidarity in January 1941. In providing new insights into Beauvoir's philosophical development, Beauvoir's "Wartime Diary" promises to rewrite a crucial chapter of Western philosophy and intellectual history.

  • Science, Religion, and Mormon Cosmology

    If cosmology connotes an understanding of the structure of both a physical and a transcendent universe, contends Erich Robert Paul, it is virtually impossible to understand Mormonism outside the dimensions of cosmological thinking. This unique study examines how Mormonism shaped its cosmic vision by using and developing cosmological ideas, and what this process says about science, religion, and Mormonism itself.

  • The Ten Gurus and Their Teachings (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from The Ten Gurus and Their Teachings

    Chapter I. - 'l'he First Six Year: Chapter II. -the Next Three Years Chapter III. 1478 - 1487)

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  • Jacques Coeur Et Charles VII: L'Administration, Les Finances, l'Industrie, Le Commerce, Les Lettres Et Les Arts Au Xve Siècle; Étude Historique, ... Monnaies Françaises (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Jacques Coeur Et Charles VII: L'Administration, les Finances, l'Industrie, le Commerce, les Lettres Et les Arts au Xve Siecle; Etude Historique, Precedee d'une Notice, sur la Valeur des Anciennes Monnaies Francaises

    Je les ai reproduits in extenso dans l'appendice du tome II de la premiere edition. Voir aussi les Memoires de l'academie des inscription.

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  • La Propagation Du Christianisme Dans Les Trois Premiers Siècles d'Après Les Conclusions de M. Harnack (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Propagation du Christianisme dans les Trois Premiers Siecles d'Apres les Conclusions de M. Harnack

    Depuis, tous les apologistes en appellent a cette merveilleuse propagation. Au xvn? siecle, elle a frappe le grand esprit de Pascal et de Bossuet. Au xvme siecle, Bullet, pour la rendre irrefutable aux rationalistes de son temps, l'a exposee avec les seuls temoignages des auteurs juifs et paiens. Plus pres de nous, elle a inspire non seulement des orateurs comme Frayssinous, Lacordaire et le P. Monsabre, mais des historiens comme l'abbe de Broglie ou M. Paul Allard. Il semble, en un mot, que tout homme qui reflechit, a voir la disproportion entre les moyens employes et les resultats obtenus, ne peut manquer d'y reconnaitre un phenomene unique, humainement inexplicable. Aussi bien, et depuis longtemps, la question a pris place dans nos manuels comme une preuve classique de la divinite du Christia nisme.

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  • Harrap'S Vocabulaire anglais

    - 6 000 mots et expressions.

    - Les mots classes par themes : se presenter, la communication, la meteo, la politique, les dates, les sports...

    - De nombreux exemples vivants pour mettre le vocabulaire en situation et permettre une bonne utilisation de celui-ci.

  • La Saga dei Volsunghi

    La celebre saga che ha dato vita al ciclo nibelungico, oltre che alla maggior parte dell'epica europea. L'occhio di Odino veglia sulla nobile stirpe dei Volsunghi, eroi destinati al Valhalla. Con parafrasi illustrata del poema runico di Bunilde.

  • Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

    Indispensable must-reads for all Civil War buffs and historians, bringing together little-known and never before gathered first-hand accounts, articles, maps, and illustrations

    The first four volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best-selling and most frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War. Volume 5, assembled by the acclaimed military historian Peter Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a dazzling new collection of fresh material written by military and civilian leaders, North and South, on a broad array of war-related topics. Featured articles include General Grant on the second battle of Bull Run, General Beauregard on the Shiloh campaign, General Sherman on the conference at City Point, Joshua Chamberlain on the Fredericksburg campaign, and many more. Also presented are dozens of maps and more than one hundred illustrations.

  • Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight That Revolutionized Cooking

    First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a classic American struggle for business supremacy. For nearly a century, brands battled to win loyal consumers for the new leavening miracle, transforming American commerce and advertising even as they touched off a chemical revolution in the world's kitchens. Linda Civitello chronicles the titanic struggle that reshaped America's diet and rewrote its recipes. Presidents and robber barons, bare-knuckle litigation and bold-faced bribery, competing formulas and ruthless pricing--Civitello shows how hundreds of companies sought market control, focusing on the big four of Rumford, Calumet, Clabber Girl, and the once-popular brand Royal. She also tells the war's untold stories, from Royal's claims that its competitors sold poison, to the Ku Klux Klan's campaign against Clabber Girl and its German Catholic owners. Exhaustively researched and rich with detail, Baking Powder Wars is the forgotten story of how a dawning industry raised Cain--and cakes, cookies, muffins, pancakes, donuts, and biscuits.

  • Pressing on: The Roni Stoneman Story

    The tragicomic life story of one of America's best-known country entertainers, told with warmth and honesty

    This book recounts the fascinating life of Roni Stoneman, the youngest daughter of the pioneering country music family, and a girl who, in spite of poverty and abusive husbands, eventually became "The First Lady of Banjo," a fixture on the Nashville scene, and, as Hee Haw's Ironing Board Lady, a comedienne beloved by millions of Americans nationwide.

    Drawn from over seventy-five hours of recorded interviews, Pressing On reveals that Roni is also a master storyteller. In her own words and with characteristic spunk and candor, she describes her "pooristic" ("way beyond 'poverty-stricken'") Appalachian childhood, and how she learned from her brother Scott to play the challenging and innovative three-finger banjo picking style developed by Earl Scruggs. She also warmly recounts Hee Haw-era adventures with Minnie Pearl, Roy Clark, and Buck Owens; her encounters as a musician with country greats including Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, June Carter, and Patsy Cline; as well as her personal struggles with shiftless and violent husbands, her relationships with her children, and her musical life after Hee Haw.

    A volume in the series Music in American Life

  • The Wine Roads of France

    Covering the wine regions of France, the book shows the wine traveller how to enjoy the pleasures of this country and includes the addresses of hundreds of wine growers who welcome visitors, local restaurant recommendations, a gazetteer of wines (region by region) and route directions. From the authors of "The Wine Roads of Italy", "The Wine Roads of Europe" and "The Wine and Food of Europe". They contribute to magazines and newspapers, including "Taste" and "The Guardian".

  • Dictionnaire de Physiologie, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Physiologie, Vol. 3

    En somme, dans la hierarchie des tissus, le cerveau des animaux homeothermes a le premier rang; c'est lui qui a le plus besoin de sang oxygene, c'est lui qui meurt le premier si le coeur s'arrete.

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  • Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festivals

    Bean Blossom, Indiana--near Brown County State Park and the artist-colony town of Nashville, Indiana--is home to the annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, founded in 1967 by Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. Widely recognized as the oldest continuously running bluegrass music festival in the world, this June festival's roots run back to late 1951, when Monroe purchased the Brown County Jamboree, a live weekly country music show presented between April and November each year. Over the years, Monroe's festival featured the top performers in bluegrass music, including Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, the Goins Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, and many more. Thomas A. Adler's history of Bean Blossom traces the long and colorful life of the Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival. Adler discusses the development of bluegrass music, the many personalities involved in the bluegrass music scene, the interplay of local, regional, and national interests, and the meaning of this venue to the music's many performers--both professional and amateur--and its legions of fans.

  • Cafe Society: The Wrong Place for the Right People

    Set against the drama of the "Great Depression", the conflict of American race relations, and the inquisitions of the House Un-American Activities Committee, "Cafe Society" tells the personal history of Barney Josephson, proprietor of the legendary interracial New York City night clubs Cafe Society Downtown and Cafe Society Uptown and their successor, The Cookery. Famously known as 'the wrong place for the Right people', Cafe Society featured the cream of jazz and blues performers - among whom were Billie Holiday, boogie-woogie pianists, Big Joe Turner, Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Big Sid Catlett, and Mary Lou Williams - as well as comedy stars Imogene Coca, Zero Mostel, and Jack Gilford, and also gospel and folk singers. A trailblazer in many ways, Josephson welcomed black and white artists alike to perform for mixed audiences in a venue whose walls were festooned with artistic and satiric murals lampooning what was then called 'high society'. Featuring scores of photographs that illustrate the vibrant cast of characters in Josephson's life, this exceptional book speaks richly about Cafe Society's revolutionary innovations and creativity, inspired by the vision of one remarkable man.

  • Méthode Audio Allemand, Débutant : Harrap's Michel Thomas

    Une methode innovante pour apprendre l'allemand en quelques heures seulement !

    D'emblee, cette methode met en confiance l'apprenant, en rentrant dans la langue par ses ressemblances avec le francais. Tout en acquerant de maniere tres progressive une solide comprehension de la grammaire et de la structure de la langue, l'utilisateur devient capable de construire ses propres phrases au bout de quelques heures d'ecoute active.
    Il lui suffit d'etre concentre, de bien suivre le cours et de repondre aux questions des formateurs en mettant le CD en pause.

    Grace a cette methode inventee par un linguiste americain, Michel Thomas, chacun a desormais l'opportunite de parler allemand avec assurance au bout de 7 CD.

  • Histoire Populaire de Napoléon Et de la Grande Armée, Vol. 5 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire Populaire de Napoleon Et de la Grande Armee, Vol. 5

    Napoleon a1r1va a Bayonne dans la nuit du 14 au 15 avril. De la il ecrivit a Ferdinand la lettre suivante, dans la2 quelle on remarquera qu 'il evite avec soin de laisser percer ses intentions, et qui par un melange de seve1ite et de bienveillance, n 'e'tait propre qu'a redon bler l'incertitude du jeune prince.

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  • Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

    In this book, Katrina Hazzard-Donald explores African Americans' experience and practice of the herbal, healing folk belief tradition known as Hoodoo. Working against conventional scholarship, Hazzard-Donald argues that Hoodoo emerged first in three distinct regions she calls "regional Hoodoo clusters" and that after the turn of the nineteenth century, Hoodoo took on a national rather than regional profile. The first interdisciplinary examination to incorporate a full glossary of Hoodoo culture, Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System lays out the movement of Hoodoo against a series of watershed changes in the American cultural landscape. Throughout, Hazzard-Donald distinguishes between "Old tradition Black Belt Hoodoo" and commercially marketed forms that have been controlled, modified, and often fabricated by outsiders; this study focuses on the hidden system operating almost exclusively among African Americans in the Black spiritual underground.

  • I See America Dancing: Selected Readings, 1685-2000

    Representing dancers, scholars, admirers, and critics, I See America Dancing is a diverse collection of primary documents and articles about the place and shape of dance in the United States from colonial times to the present.

    This volume offers a lively counterpoint between observers of the dance and dancers' views of what they do when they dance. Dance traditions represented include the Native American pow-wow; tribal music and dance activities on Sunday afternoons in New Orlean's Congo Square; the colonial Playford Balls and their modern offspring, country line dancing; and the Buddhist-inspired Japanese Bon dances in Hawaii. Anti-dance perspectives include government injunctions against Native American dancing and essays from a range of speakers who have declared the waltz, the twist, or the senior prom to be a careless quick-step away from hell or the brothel.

    I See America Dancing examines the styles that have marked theatrical dance in America, from French ballet to minstrel shows, and presents the views of influential dancers, choreographers, and the pioneers of early modern dance in America. Specific pieces examined include George Ballanchine's ballet Stars and Stripes, Yvonne Rainer's protest piece "Flag Dance, 1970," and Sonje Mayo's "Naked in America."
    Covering historical social attitudes toward the dance as well as the performers and their works, I See America Dancing is a comprehensive, scholarly sourcebook that captures the energy and passion of this vital artform.

  • Manuel General de Maconnerie Comprenant Les Sept Grades Du Rit Francais, Etc. (3e Edition)

    Le Manuel General de Maconnerie contient les bases rituelles des rites Francais et Ecossais qui sont encore en usage aujourd'hui. La version que nous proposons est la 3e edition revue et corrigee qui date de 1883. Les grades, mots et signes n'auront plus de secrets pour vous. Nous avons pris un soin extreme dans la restauration des magnifiques gravures qui accompagnent cet ouvrage.

  • L'Application de l'Entomologie À La Médecine Légale (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Application de l'Entomologie a la Medecine Legale

    Il est interessant de constater par ce tableau le nombre restreint d'especes de l'ordre diptere, coleoptere, acarien et lepidoptere que l'on rencontre en France en pratique, l'identification devient donc relativement facile.

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  • Together Let Us Sweetly Live: The Singing and Praying Bands

    A forgotten and beautiful African American folk tradition reexamined

    Together Let Us Sweetly Live offers a rare look at the unique grassroots African American religious institutions called the Singing and Praying Bands. This folksong and ring shout tradition began in Chesapeake Bay country in the early nineteenth century, with a fusion of Methodist prayer meeting worship and African religious, danced song traditions. Although scholars have assumed ring shouts died out long ago, Jonathan C. David shows otherwise, ushering us inside tidewater communities of Maryland and Delaware where they continue to thrive.

    A traditional band service represents a cultural commitment to mutual aid, called "help," operating as a system of social reciprocity, as a performance aesthetic, and as the foundation of community spirituality. The book's nine chapters tell the story of the Singing and Praying Bands at these services through oral histories, each told by a different member of a group. Seventy-eight photographs along with various song notations bring the spirit of the culture to life. The author's introduction provides the historical and ethnographic context needed to understand the bands and their tradition. An accompanying CD of original field recordings provides an opportunity to hear the service as if you were there.

    A volume in the series Music in American Life

  • Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective

    This book of essays about Mormon women, all written and edited by scholars who are themselves Mormon women, is a brave and important work. Readers will fully appreciate just how brave and important it really is, however, if they can see how this work of historical theology fits into the history of historical writing about Mormon women, as well as how it fits into Mormon history itself. "The women who contributed to this book are among the best of the Mormon literati . . . [they] hold that there is hope within the church for change, for reform, for expansion of the place of women." -- Women's Review of Books "Historians of women in America have a great deal to learn from the history of Mormon women. This fine set of essays provides an excellent introduction to a subject about which we should all know more." -- Anne Firor Scott, author of Making the Invisible Woman Visible.

  • Harraps French Grammar

    An Open University Set Book


    An easy-to-follow guide to French grammar and suitable for all students, this book contains explanations of all grammatical areas - from articles to auxiliaries.

  • Gangs in the Global City: Alternatives to Traditional Criminology

    Although they were originally considered an American phenomenon, gangs today have grown and transformed into global enterprises. Despite these changes, criminologists have not yet reassessed worldwide gangs in terms of the other changes associated with globalization.

    John M. Hagedorn aims to correct this oversight by incorporating important theoretical advances in urban political economy and understanding changes in gangs around the world as a result of globalization and the growth of the information economy. Contrary to older conceptions, today's gangs are international, are often institutionalized, and may be explicitly concerned with race and ethnicity. Gangs in the Global City presents the work of an assortment of international scholars that challenges traditional approaches to problems in criminology from many different perspectives and includes theoretical discussions, case studies, and examinations of gang members' identities. The contributors consider gangs not as fundamentally a crime problem but as variable social organizations in poor communities that are transitioning to the new economy.

  • To Be A Saint

    The life of a football fan can be a tough one. The emotional turmoil, travelling long distances in all weathers just to see your team lose to a lower league side on a cold wet Tuesday night, as well as the constant ribbing from friends and co-workers. And let's not mention the cost of being a modern day football fan! Some fans have it easy though. Their teams win trophies every other season or put in a realistic title challenge. But what of the fan who doesn't support a trophy-laden club? What goes through the mind of the fan who supports a team of perennial underachievers? In this book, Phillip Drake chronicles the past thirty years in the recent history of Southampton Football Club, as this mid-sized south coast club struggles to compete with the giants of English football. From mid-table mediocrity, relegations, miss-management both on and off the pitch, near bankruptcy and their phoenix from the flames rise back to the Premier League, it's all here.

  • My Life in San Juan Pueblo: Stories of Esther Martinez

    My Life in San Juan Pueblo is a rich, rewarding, and uplifting collection of personal and cultural stories from a master of her craft. Esther Martinez's tales brim with entertaining characters that embody her Native American Tewa culture and its wisdom about respect, kindness, and positive attitudes.

  • Harrap's le chinois avant de partir audio

    Avec 3 CD audio et un livre, ce nouveau titre Harrap offre un moyen de apres quelques heures d'ecoute vous serez capable de communiquer dans toutes les situations courantes en Chine (se presenter, reserver une chambre, commander un repas, faire des achats, etc.).

  • Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews

    Better known in 1882 as a cultural icon than a serious writer, Oscar Wilde was brought to North America for a major lecture tour on Aestheticism and the decorative arts. With characteristic aplomb, he adopted the role as the ambassador of Aestheticism, and he tried out a number of phrases, ideas, and strategies that ultimately made him famous as a novelist and playwright. This exceptional volume cites all ninety-one of Wilde's interviews and contains transcripts of forty-eight of them, and it also includes his lecture on his travels in America.

  • Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound

    As the first collection of new work on sound and cinema in over a decade, "Lowering the Boom" addresses the expanding field of film sound theory and its significance in rethinking historical models of film analysis. The contributors consider the ways in which musical expression, scoring, voice-over narration, and ambient noise affect identity formation and subjectivity. "Lowering the Boom" also analyzes how shifting modulation of the spoken word in cinema results in variations in audience interpretation. Introducing new methods of thinking about the interaction of sound and music in films, this volume also details avant-garde film sound, which is characterized by a distinct break from the narratively based sound practices of mainstream cinema.This interdisciplinary, global approach to the theory and history of film sound opens the eyes and ears of film scholars, practitioners, and students to film's true audio-visual nature. Contributors are Jay Beck, John Belton, Clark Farmer, Paul Grainge, Tony Grajeda, David T.Johnson, Anahid Kassabian, David Laderman, James Lastra, Arnt Maaso, Matthew Malsky, Barry Jason Mauer, Robert Miklitsch, Nancy Newman, Melissa Ragona, Petr Szczepanik, Paul Theberge, and Debra White-Stanley.

  • HARRAP'S POCHE ALLEMAND

    Ideal pour la pratique de l'allemand actuel : 75 000 mots et expressions, 90 traductions, du vocabulaire tres actuel, des variantes suisses et autrichiennes, les signes et abreviations courants, des encadres culturels. En supplement : des modeles de lettres (CV, courriels), une liste de verbes irreguliers, une liste des expressions les plus frequentes, une grammaire detaillee.

  • The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

    The Creolization of American Culture examines the artworks, letters, sketchbooks, music collection, and biography of the painter William Sidney Mount (1807-1868) as a lens through which to see the multiethnic antebellum world that gave birth to blackface minstrelsy. As a young man living in the multiethnic working-class community of New York's Lower East Side, Mount took part in the black-white musical interchange his paintings depict. An avid musician and tune collector as well as an artist, he was the among the first to depict vernacular fiddlers, banjo players, and dancers precisely and sympathetically. His close observations and meticulous renderings provide rich evidence of performance techniques and class-inflected paths of musical apprenticeship that connected white and black practitioners. Looking closely at the bodies and instruments Mount depicts in his paintings as well as other ephemera, Christopher J. Smith traces the performance practices of African American and Anglo-European music-and-dance traditions while recovering the sounds of that world. Further, Smith uses Mount's depictions of black and white music-making to open up fresh perspectives on cross-ethnic cultural transference in Northern and urban contexts, showing how rivers, waterfronts, and other sites of interracial interaction shaped musical practices by transporting musical culture from the South to the North and back. The "Africanization" of Anglo-Celtic tunes created minstrelsy's musical "creole synthesis," a body of melodic and rhythmic vocabularies, repertoires, tunes, and musical techniques that became the foundation of American popular music. Reading Mount's renderings of black and white musicians against a background of historical sites and practices of cross-racial interaction, Smith offers a sophisticated interrogation and reinterpretation of minstrelsy, significantly broadening historical views of black-white musical exchange.

  • Studies in Mormon History, 1830-1997: An Indexed Bibliography

    Fifteen years in the making, Studies in Mormon History is the most complete and comprehensive bibliography ever attempted on historical literature about the Mormons.
    Created by three of the leading figures in Mormon studies, this volume provides author and topical listings of books, articles, theses, and dissertations dealing with the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning with its inception in 1830. This massive compilation contains more than 2,600 books, 10,400 articles, 1,800 theses and dissertations, and 150 significant typescripts and task
    papers.
    While most highly polemical literature has been excluded, the authors have endeavored to include every English-language publication that contributes substantively to a historical understanding of the church's development and its place in the larger context of American history and religion. These writings range from works of serious scholarship to stories of the pioneers, biographical sketches of church officers, and devotional biographies of leading Mormon men and women.
    A monumental achievement, Studies in Mormon History is an indispensable guide to research and scholarship in Mormon history as well as in the history of the American West. This work also features an important topical guide to Mormon social science literature, compiled by Armand L. Mauss and Dynette Ivie Reynolds.

  • Harraps French Vocabulary

    A vocabulary list, arranged by theme, this book covers everything from health to holidays and is ideal for GCSE.

  • We Will Not Be Strangers: Korean War Letters Between a M.A.S.H. Surgeon and His Wife

    In the first war Americans didn't care to understand, a young M.A.S.H. surgeon finds himself in a dusty hospital tent on the Korean front. He and his new wife back in Manhattan exchange daily letters in which they express the timeless urgency of young love and a mutual contempt for war. Even though their day-to-day lives offer stark contrast, his spent in a blood-smeared apron and gloves, hers teaching high school Spanish and taking dance classes with Martha Graham, Mel and Dorothy are determined to chronicle these disparate experiences for one another so that, in their words, 'we will not be strangers.' By examining the minutiae, they avoid exploring the emptiness; by framing their lives in the normalcy of the 1950s, they avoid confronting the reality that their lives are not theirs alone to control.Attending separate Rosh Hashanah services, his in a mess tent and hers in a Park Avenue synagogue, they are reminded of the pain of their separation. In Mel's hands, Dorothy's letters comment on Sid Caesar, Edward R. Murrow, Joseph McCarthy, and Adlai Stevenson, while Dorothy holds anguished accounts of the carnage and uselessness of war. Now, more than 45 years later, we are just beginning to understand Korea as a kind of dress rehearsal for another lengthy and unpopular conflict -- Vietnam. And Dorothy and Mel are just beginning to understand how their youthful experiences -- together, even if only by mail -- laid the groundwork for a mature and enduring union.

  • I Hear a Voice Calling: A Bluegrass Memoir

    During the final years of Bill Monroe's life, bluegrass fiddler Gene Lowinger took a series of on- and off-stage photographs of Monroe on the road - preparing for shows, performing, interacting with fans and audiences - and in informal settings with family, friends, and fellow musicians. As a bandmate, Lowinger was given unique access to Monroe's private life, and this book presents these photos as well as other photos documenting Lowinger's involvement with the bluegrass scene beginning in the early 1960s.

  • Anatomischer Atlas Für Studierende Und Ärzte (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Anatomischer Atlas fur Studierende und Arzte

    Aus diesen Motiven ergaben sich von selbst die Gesichtspunkte, welche fur die ganze Anlage des Werkes, fur die Auswahl des darzustellenden Stoffes und fur die Art der Darstellung massgebend waren.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra

    George Szell was the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. From the boardroom to the stage, Szell's powerful personality affected every aspect of a musical institution he reshaped in his own perfectionist image. Marcia Hansen Kraus's participation in Cleveland's classical musical scene allowed her an intimate view of Szell and his achievements. As a musician herself, and married to an oboist who worked under Szell, Kraus pulls back the curtain on this storied era through fascinating interviews with orchestra musicians and patrons. Their recollections combine with Kraus's own to paint a portrait of a multifaceted individual who both earned and transcended his tyrannical reputation. If some musicians hated Szell, others loved him or at the least respected his fair-minded toughness. A great many remember playing under his difficult leadership as the high point in their lives. Filled with vivid backstage stories, George Szell's Reign reveals the human side of a great orchestra "and how one visionary built a premier classical music institution.

  • Democracy at the Opera: Music, Theater, and Culture in New York City, 1815-60

    Was there opera - and just what was it like - in New York City before the advent of the Metropolitan Opera Company? In exploring these questions, Karen Ahlquist describes the social, cultural, economic, and esthetic factors that led to the assimilation of Italian opera - a complex, expensive genre of elitist reputation - into New York's business oriented community, with its English cultural heritage and sacred republican traditions. In her lively description of opera as few today can imagine it, Ahlquist considers Jacksonian-era efforts to create a polite social setting, the influence of a socially based clash between respectability and broad public access, and the role of music in shaping, not just reflecting, social and cultural life.

  • Harrap's Slang

    - Plus de 11 000 mots et expressions.

    - Un panorama moderne et complet de l'argot anglais et americain que l'on entend dans la rue, a la television ou dans les bouches des jeunes.

    - Les differents registres de la langue familiere; les termes accompagnes des symboles ! et ! ! doivent etre employes avec la plus grande prudence.

    - De nombreux encadres expliquant l'usage, la signification et l'origine des mots.

    - Des informations sur les differentes varietes d'argot : le verlan, le black slang, le rhyming slang.

  • The Ethical Case Against Animal Experiments

    At present, human beings worldwide are using an estimated 115.3 million animals in experiments "a normalization of the unthinkable on an immense scale. In terms of harm, pain, suffering, and death, animal experiments constitute one of the major moral issues of our time. Given today's deeper understanding of animal sentience, we must afford animals a special moral consideration that precludes their use in experiments. The Ethical Case against Animal Experiments begins with a groundbreaking and comprehensive ethical critique of the practice of animal experiments by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. A second section offers original writings that engage with, and elaborate on, aspects of the Oxford Centre report. The essayists explore historical, philosophical, and personal perspectives that range from animal experiments in classical times to the place of necessity in animal research to one researcher's painful journey from researcher to opponent. A devastating look at a contemporary moral crisis, The Ethical Case against Animal Experiments melds logic to compassion to mount a powerful challenge to human cruelty.

  • de l'Habitation Du Saint-Esprit Dans Les Âmes Justes: D'Après La Doctrine de Saint Thomas d'Aquin (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from De l'Habitation du Saint-Esprit dans les Ames Justes: D'Apres la Doctrine de Saint Thomas d'Aquin

    Exposition et refutation de l'opinion de Petau, rela tive a l'habitation du Saint -esprit dans les ames justes.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Citizen Spielberg

    A study of Spielberg's film career, this text analyses the components of Spielberg's worldview, the issues which animate his most significant works, the roots of his immense acceptance, and the influence his vast spectrum of imaginative products exerts on the public consciousness.

  • Harrap's méthode intégrale Brésilien

    Les objectifs de cette methode sont :
    * permettre a l'utilisateur de comprendre des situations courantes de la vie quotidienne
    * lui permettre de se debrouiller dans toutes les situations au Bresil et de communiquer avec aisance avec un locuteur natif

    Un appareil pedagogique concu pour l'apprentissage en autonomie :
    - ouverture des 24 chapitres par des objectifs realistes
    - des dialogues (sur CD) pour introduire les mots et expressions
    - des points de vocabulaire
    - des explications grammaticales
    - un guide de prononciation
    - des activites avec corriges

    Egalement :
    - des infos culturelles et de civilisation
    - un glossaire grammatical
    - un lexique bilingue

  • Harrap's argot español : Dictionnaire espagnol-français / français-espagnol

    Ce titre s'adresse a tous les amoureux de la langue espagnole et a ceux qui souhaitent comprendre et parler un espagnol authentique.

    Il comporte tous les registres de l'argot, du familier au tres vulgaire et un grand nombre de termes issus d'Amerique latine.
    Tout est fait pour preciser au maximum le sens de termes parfois difficilement traduisibles. Les indicateurs de sens sont donc frequemment completes par des notes explicatives, qui permettent d'apporter un eclairage plus precis sur l'origine, la signification ou l'usage d'un terme.

    Des encadres fournissent egalement un complement d'information sur les differentes varietes d'argot (verlan, javanais, joual...) et sur les themes cles de la langue parlee (sexe, argent, alcool,etc.).

  • Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century

    Among the criminal celebrities of Prohibition-era Chicago, not even Al Capone was more notorious than two well-educated and highly intelligent Jewish boys from wealthy South Side families. In a meticulously planned murder scheme disguised as a kidnapping, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb chose fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks at random as their victim, abandoning his crumpled body in a culvert before his parents had a chance to respond to the ransom demand. Revealing secret testimony and raising questions that have gone unanswered for decades, Hal Higdon separates fact from myth as he unravels the crime, the investigation, and the trial, in which Leopold and Loeb were defended by the era's most famous attorney, Clarence Darrow. Higdon's razor sharp account of their chilling act, their celebrity, and their ultimate emergence as folk heroes resonates unnervingly in our own violent time.

  • Historic Sites and Markers Along the Mormon and Other Great Western Trails

    Historic Sites and Markers
    is an indispensable guide for travelers who wish to retrace the various frontier
    routes taken by the Mormons and other pioneers in their treks westward. Traversing
    fifteen states from New York to California, Stanley Kimball presents some of
    America's most famous trails--the Mormon, the Oregon-California, the Santa Fe,
    the Overland, and many others--and describes important points of interest, including
    forts, trail centers, and museums.
    "An important contribution
    to the history of the West and perhaps the most comprehensive mile-by-mile guide
    to trail markers and historical sites ever prepared."
    -- Brigham D. Madsen, author of The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear
    River Massacre

  • Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture: A Lexicon of Jewish and Related Seals

    From 226 C.E. to 640 C.E., the Sasanian Empire occupied the territories now divided between Iran and Iraq and for brief periods between Syria and Armenia. One of the most significant material remnants of the large communities of Jews living within the empire are seals, almost all of which are signets whose styles, inscriptions, and sites of discovery provide important clues about the size and status of Jewish populations throughout the empire. Seals show how Jews within the empire adopted or resisted certain Sasanian symbols and sustained traditional Jewish references such as the lulab and etrog. This volume presents fifty-seven Jewish seals from the Sasanian Empire, as well as comparative Zoroastrian and Christian seals. The text identifies their provenance (if known), translates their inscriptions, and organizes them by their depiction or reference.

  • Making Photography Matter: A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression

    Photography became a dominant medium in cultural life starting in the late nineteenth century. As it happened, viewers increasingly used their reactions to photographs to comment on and debate public issues as vital as war, national identity, and citizenship.

    Cara A. Finnegan analyzes a wealth of newspaper and magazine articles, letters to the editor, trial testimony, books, and speeches produced by viewers in response to specific photos they encountered in public. From the portrait of a young Lincoln to images of child laborers and Depression-era hardship, Finnegan treats the photograph as a locus for viewer engagement and constructs a history of photography's viewers that shows how Americans used words about images to participate in the politics of their day. As she shows, encounters with photography helped viewers negotiate the emergent anxieties and crises of U.S. public life through not only persuasion but action, as well.

  • Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency

    The military intervention by NATO in Kosovo was portrayed in American media as a necessary step to prevent the Serbian armed forces from repeating the ethnic cleansing that had so deeply damaged the former Yugoslavia. Serbia trained its military on Kosovo because of an ongoing armed struggle by ethnic Albanians to wrest independence from Serbia. Warfare in the Balkans seemed to threaten the stability of Europe, as well as the peace and security of Kosovars, and yet armed resistance seemed to offer the only possibility of future stability. Leading the struggle against Serbia was the Kosovo Liberation Army, also known as the KLA.

    Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency provides a historical background for the KLA and describes its activities up to and including the NATO intervention. Henry H. Perritt Jr. offers firsthand insight into the motives and organization of a popular insurgency, detailing the strategies of recruitment, training, and financing that made the KLA one of the most successful insurgencies of the post-cold war era. This volume also tells the personal stories of young people who took up guns in response to repeated humiliation by "foreign occupiers," as they perceived the Serb police and intelligence personnel. Perritt illuminates the factors that led to the KLA's success, including its convergence with political developments in eastern Europe, its campaign for popular support both at home and abroad, and its participation in international negotiations and a peace settlement that helped pave the long road from war to peace.

  • Harrap's Shorter 2009

    La nouvelle edition du Harrap's Shorter s'enrichit de plusieurs centaines de nouveaux mots et expressions, et de deux supplements inedits consacres a la communication.

    Tous les termes et expressions recemment entres dans les langues francaise et anglaise ont ete integres, ce qui permet au Shorter de conserver sa specificite de dictionnaire de l'anglais actuel. Sont egalement presentes de nombreuses notes d'usage et de grammaire pour faciliter la traduction, et une centaine de notes sur la formation de mots a partir de suffixes et prefixes ("less", "ly" par ex.) permettent de developper son vocabulaire.

    Un cahier de 42 pages propose un grand nombre de mots et expressions classes par theme pour savoir exprimer ce que l'on pense, ce que l'on ressent, et communiquer par differents moyens.
    Un deuxieme supplement propose une multitude d'expressions et d'informations utiles a la recherche d'emploi en anglais.

  • Harrap's Parler le japonais en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur au Japon.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Outre le plan de Tokyo, l'innovation de ce titre est de proposer un supplement MP3 a telecharger : sur le site harrap.com se trouve une serie d'expressions indispensables au voyageur, clairement prononcees, qui peuvent etre ecoutees directement ou telechargees sur un autre support. Ce supplement peut donc etre utile en preparation d'un voyage mais aussi sur place.

  • Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema

    Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham were the two most acclaimed and commercially successful African American dancers of their era and among the first black women to enjoy international screen careers. Both also produced fascinating memoirs that provided vital insights into their artistic philosophies and choices. However, difficulties in accessing and categorizing their works on the screen and on the page have obscured their contributions to film and literature. Hannah Durkin investigates Baker and Dunham's films and writings to shed new light on their legacies as transatlantic artists and civil rights figures. Their trailblazing dancing and choreography reflected a belief that they could use film to confront racist assumptions while also imagining-within significant confines-new aesthetic possibilities for black women. Their writings, meanwhile, revealed their creative process, engagement with criticism, and the ways each mediated cultural constructions of black women's identities. Durkin pays particular attention to the ways dancing bodies function as ever-changing signifiers and de-stabilizing transmitters of cultural identity. In addition, she offers an overdue appraisal of Baker and Dunham's places in cinematic and literary history.

  • The Invention of Hebrew

    This text approaches the Bible in light of recent findings on the use of the Hebrew alphabet as a deliberate and meaningful choice. Sanders connects the Bible's distinctive linguistic form to a cultural desire to speak directly to people, summoning them to join a new community that the text itself helped call into being.

  • The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey: Memories from the Farm of My Youth

    "The river was in God's hands, the cows in ours." So passed the days on Indian Farm, a dairy operation on 700 acres of rich Illinois bottomland. In this collection, Alan Guebert and his daughter-editor Mary Grace Foxwell recall Guebert's years on the land working as part of that all-consuming collaborative effort known as the family farm.

    Here are Guebert's tireless parents, measuring the year not in months but in seasons for sewing, haying, and doing the books; Jackie the farmhand, needing ninety minutes to do sixty minutes' work and cussing the entire time; Hoard the dairyman, sore fingers wrapped in electrician's tape, sharing wine and the prettiest Christmas tree ever; and the unflappable Uncle Honey, spreading mayhem via mistreated machinery, flipped wagons, and the careless union of diesel fuel and fire.

    Guebert's heartfelt and humorous reminiscences depict the hard labor and simple pleasures to be found in ennobling work, and show that in life, as in farming, Uncle Honey had it right with his succinct philosophy for overcoming adversity: "the secret's not to stop."

    https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=DooGQqUlXI4&index=1&list=FLPxtuez-lmHxi5zpooYEnBg

  • Contes du Matin 1921-1924: Sous la direction littéraire de Colette Préface et bibliographie par Jean-Luc Buard

    Maurice Loewel dit Level (1875-1926) est connu comme un des << maitres de la peur >>. Peu apres l'obtention de son diplome de medecine, il commence a ecrire des contes et nouvelles. Et le succes venant, il se consacre principalement a l'ecriture, et collabore a de nombreux journaux et revues. En 1921, il va etre engage par Colette (1873-1954) au Matin au titre de conteur hebdomadaire. Durant trois ans, Maurice Level va ecrire 164 contes pour ce quotidien, un par semaine. Les themes recurrents concernent les petites gens, les classes moyennes, les problemes du quotidien et du couple, sans toutefois se refuser de temps en temps un ecart, quand Level se rappelle de ses themes favoris. << Les Mille et un matins de Maurice Level : Bilan d'une carriere et d'une oeuvre >> par Jean-Luc Buard (fondateur et redacteur en chef de la revue Le Rocambole) apporte une introduction detaillee a cette edition complete des contes du Matin. Quelques notes bibliographiques sont aussi presentees en fin de volume.

  • Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast

    The complete story of the origins and evolution of the black American blues tradition, drawing extensively on oral history interviews.

  • HARRAP'S GRAMMAIRE ANGLAISE

    - Entierement en couleurs, avec des illustrations humoristiques, elle n'a rien d'un manuel aride et scolaire.

    - La seule grammaire a la presentation aeree et contrastee permettant un confort de lecture qui facilite l'assimilation.

    - Complete et precise, cette toute nouvelle grammaire explique avec clarte et simplicite les bases et les nuances de la langue anglaise.

    - Une grammaire concrete ! Des exemples riches et nombreux, des exercices corriges pour s'entrainer et se perfectionner.

    - Des encadres mettent immediatement en exergue les difficultes habituellement rencontrees et les regles importantes.

    - Au debut de l'ouvrage, un guide de prononciation et l'orthographe de l'anglais britannique et americain.

    - Un index grammatical detaille en fin d'ouvrage permet d'acceder rapidement a l'information recherchee.

  • Why Suya Sing: A Musical Anthropology Of An Amazonian People

    Like many other South American Indian communities, the Suya Indians of Mato Grosso, Brazil, devote a great deal of time and energy to making music, especially singing. In paperback for the first time, Anthony Seeger's Why Suya Sing considers the reasons for the importance of music for the Suya--and by extension for other groups-- through an examination of myth telling, speech making, and singing in the initiation ceremony.

    Based on over twenty-four months of field research and years of musical exchange, Seeger analyzes the different verbal arts and then focuses on details of musical performance. He reveals how Suya singing creates euphoria out of silence, a village community out of a collection of houses, a socialized adult out of a boy, and contributes to the formation of ideas about time, space, and social identity.

    This new paperback edition features an indispensable CD offering examples of the myth telling, speeches, and singing discussed, as well as a new afterword that describes the continuing use of music by the Suya in their recent conflicts with cattle ranchers and soybean farmers.

  • Kybalion

    A distanza di oltre cento anni dalla data della sua prima pubblicazione, il Kybalion suscita ancora un profondo interesse nello studioso di esoterismo. Personalmente ritengo che buona parte del suo successo, sia dovuto alla capacit^ di rendere fruibili concetti ermetici e tradizionali altrimenti fin troppo criptici per il lettore contemporaneo. Un lettore, in genere, sprovvisto degli adeguati strumenti per comprendere quanto, attraverso stilemi e forme retoriche, lOantico iniziato cercava di trasmettere nei suoi scritti sapienziali. Il Kybalion cerca di sanare questa profonda incomprensione, fra la sapienza antica e il novello cercatore, attraverso una forma comunicativa in linea con i tempi, attualizzando lOinsegnamento ermetico attraverso lOutilizzo di concetti permutati sia dalle materie scientifiche che da quelle umanistiche e utilizzando idee ed espressioni appartenenti anche ad altre tradizioni.

  • Gender and the Social Gospel

    This collection of essays examines the central, yet often overlooked, role played by women in the formation of the social gospel movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
    A practical theological response to the stark realities of poverty and injustice prevalent in turn-of-the-century America, the social gospel movement sought to apply the teachings of Jesus and the message of Christian salvation to society by striving to improve the lives of the impoverished and the disenfranchised. The contributors to this volume set out to broaden our understanding of this radical movement by examining the lives of some of its passionate and vibrant female participants and the ways in which their involvement expanded and enriched the scope of its activity.
    In addition to examining the lives of individual women, the essays in Gender and the Social Gospel contain broader analyses of the gender and racial issues that have caused the histories of movements such as the social gospel to be viewed almost exclusively in terms of their male, European-American, intellectual participants at the expense of the women, African Americans, and Canadians whose contributions were just as worthy of attention.

  • Sandow the Magnificent: Eugen Sandow And the Beginnings of Bodybuilding

    Before Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Reeves, or Charles Atlas, there was Eugen Sandow, a muscular vaudeville strongman who used his good looks, intelligence, and business savvy to forge a fitness empire. The German-born Sandow (1867-1925) established a worldwide string of gyms, published a popular magazine, sold exercise equipment, and pioneered the use of food supplements. He even marketed a patented health corset for his female followers. Among the colorful figures who played a part in Sandow's life are Bernarr Macfadden, Florenz Ziegfeld, Lillian Russell, and others in sports and the theater. Sandow the Magnificent is the story of this first showman to emphasize physique display rather than lifting prowess. Sandow's is also the story of the earliest days of the fitness movement, and Chapman explains the popularity of physical culture in terms of its wider social implications. Sandow was a proponent of exercise to alleviate physical ailments, anticipating the field of physical therapy. By making exercise fashionable, he encouraged the fitness craze that still endures. As the first superstar in his field, Sandow also pried open some surprising cracks in the Victorian wall of prudery. His nude photographs, a kind of soft-core pornography, were anxiously sought by both male and female admirers, and after many of his major public events he gave private "receptions" wearing little more than a G-string.

  • L'anglais en un week-end

    Cette mini methode permet a tous les voyageurs d'apprendre les rudiments de l'anglais pour pouvoir communiquer lors d'un bref sejour a l'etranger.

    Le vocabulaire essentiel s'apprend par situation, par le biais d'une conversation entre un Francais en voyage et une anglophone.
    Toutes les situations courantes du voyage sont abordees : saluer, demander des renseignements, passer une commande, donner son avis.

    La methode est composee d'un CD audio et d'un livret; le CD comprend deux parties : l'une pour apprendre les expressions utiles, l'autre pour mettre en pratique ce que l'on a appris.
    Le livret reprend le contenu du CD et propose du vocabulaire complementaire et un lexique. La partie "situation" fournit des outils indispensables pour communiquer dans la vie quotidienne.

  • Voices of a People: The Story of Yiddish Folksong

    The seminal work of Ruth Rubin, a pioneering collector, singer, folklorist, writer, and crusader for the vanishing legacy of the Yiddish world, Voices of a People remains the only general introduction to Yiddish folksong.
    A priceless collection of song texts in Yiddish and English, as well as a selection of tunes Rubin transcribed, this volume brings the Jews' ancient, itinerant culture alive through children's songs, dancing songs, and songs about love and courtship, poverty and work, crime and corruption, immigration, and the dream of a homeland. Rubin's notes and annotations weave each text into the larger story of the Jewish experience.
    Noted scholar Mark Slobin provides a new foreword that includes a biographical sketch of Rubin and an assessment of her contributions over a lifetime of collecting, absorbing, and disseminating Yiddish folksong.

  • Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America

    Female Gladiators examines the legal and social history of the right of women to participate with men in contact sports. The impetus to begin legal proceedings was the 1972 enactment of Title IX, which prohibited discrimination in educational settings, but it was the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the equal rights amendments of state constitutions that ultimately opened doors. Despite court rulings, however, many in American society resisted--and continue to resist--allowing girls in dugouts and other spaces traditionally defined as male territories. When the leagues continued to bar girls simply because they were not boys, the girls went to court. Sarah K. Fields examines the legal and cultural conflicts over gender and contact sports that continue to rage today.

  • The Black Hand: Terror by Letter in Chicago

    This book examines the history of Black Hand crime in Chicago primarily from 1905 to 1920 and challenges the belief that the Black Hand was an extension of the Sicilian Mafia. A crude method of extorting money from primarily wealthy Italians, the Black Hand involved sending victims a letter stating that they would come to harm if the blackmailers' demands were not met; the threatening letter often included a drawing of a black hand or other frightening symbols.

  • Paris Esotérique

    Une etude sur les facteurs invisibles ou meconnus ayant mene a la realite de Paris Capitale, a travers l'Histoire, l'urbanisme, la geographie sacree et les codes caches. . .

  • King of the Queen City: The Story of King Records

    "King of the Queen City" is the first comprehensive history of King Records, one of the most influential independent record companies in the history of American music. Jon Hartley Fox tells the story of a small outsider record company in Cincinnati, Ohio, that attracted an extremely diverse roster of artists, including the Stanley Brothers, Grandpa Jones, Redd Foxx, Earl Bostic, Bill Doggett, Ike Turner, Roy Brown, Freddie King, Eddie Vinson, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, and even a young James Brown. While other record companies concentrated on one style of music, King was active in virtually all genres of vernacular American music, from blues and R & B to rockabilly, bluegrass, western swing, and country.

  • DISCORSO SOPRA LO STATO PRESENTE DEI COSTUMI DEGL'ITALIANI

    Discorso sopra lo stato presente dei costumi degl'italiani e un'opera di Giacomo Leopardi.

  • Harrap's Mini espagnol francais

    Un nouveau format dans la gamme espagnole Harrap.

    Le Mini francais-espagnol propose l'essentiel du vocabulaire courant et technique, ainsi que de nombreuses expressions courantes. La prononciation de tous les mots est donnee, et les variantes latino-americaines sont detaillees.

    Une innovation Harrap : ce dictionnaire a ete entierement imprime sur papier recycle pour respecter l'environnement.

  • Anglais des affaires: méthode intégrale

    Methode de langue integrale, tout le vocabulaire necessaire pour communiquer dans la vie professionnelle, des dialogues en situations professionnelles (entretien, negociation ...) des documents tires du monde des affaires : article de presse, CV, emails, 2 cd audio et 1livre

  • Maison Rustique Du Xixe Siècle, Vol. 2: Contenant Les Meilleures Méthodes de Culture Usitées En France Et a l'Étranger; Tous Les Procédés Pratiques ... Et Le Propriétaire; Cultures Industrie

    Excerpt from Maison Rustique du Xixe Siecle, Vol. 2: Contenant les Meilleures Methodes de Culture Usitees en France Et A l'Etranger; Tous les Procedes Pratiques Propres A Guider le Cultivateur, le Fermier, le Regisseur, Et le Proprietaire; Cultures Industrielles Et Animaux Domestiques

    Chap. VII. Economie DU eetail cr. Hygiene 9 De la respiration. 5 2. De la nutrition. G 3. Quantite et qualite de la nourriture 'a donner aux bestiaux 9 Des substances alimentaires propres 'a la nourriture des bestiaux Q 5. Proprete, temperature, mouvement Snow. 2. De la multiplication des animaux domes tiques.

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  • Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture

    Suddenly Robert Johnson is everywhere. Though the Mississippi bluesman died young and recorded only twenty-nine songs, the legacy, legend, and lore surrounding him continue to grow. Focusing on these developments, Patricia R. Schroeder's Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture breaks new ground in Johnson scholarship, going beyond simple or speculative biography to explore him in his larger role as a contemporary cultural icon.

    Part literary analysis, part cultural criticism, and part biographical study, Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture shows the Robert Johnson of today to be less a two-dimensional character fixed by the few known facts of his life than a dynamic and contested set of ideas.

    Represented in novels, in plays, and even on a postage stamp, he provides inspiration for "highbrow" cultural artifacts--such as poems--as well as Hollywood movies and T-shirts. Schroeder's detailed and scholarly analysis directly engages key images and stories about Johnson (such as the Faustian crossroads exchange of his soul for guitar virtuosity), navigating the many competing interpretations that swirl around him to reveal the cultural purposes these stories and their tellers serve.

    Unprecedented in both range and depth, Schroeder's work is a fascinating examination of the relationships among Johnson's life, its subsequent portrayals, and the cultural forces that drove these representations. With penetrating insights into both Johnson and the society that perpetuates him, Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture is essential reading for cultural critics and blues fans alike.

  • Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux, 1911, Vol. 65 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Actes de la Societe Linneenne de Bordeaux, 1911, Vol. 65

    On pourra comparer les resultats de l'analyse a ceux deja publies au sujet de la saline Marsa (l)

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  • The Japanese in Latin America

    Japanese migration to Latin America began in the late nineteenth century, and today the continent is home to 1.5 million persons of Japanese descent. Combining detailed scholarship with rich personal histories, The Japanese in Latin America is the first comprehensive study of the patterns of Japanese migration on the continent as a whole.

    When the United States and Canada tightened their immigration restrictions in 1907, Japanese contract laborers began to arrive in mines and plantations in Latin America. Daniel M. Masterson, with the assistance of Sayaka Funada-Classen, examines Japanese agricultural colonies in Latin America, as well as the subsequent cultural networks that sprang up within and among them, and the changes that occurred as the Japanese moved from wage labor to ownership of farms and small businesses. Masterson also explores recent economic crises in Brazil, Argentina, and Peru, which combined with a strong Japanese economy to cause at least a quarter million Latin American Japanese to migrate back to Japan.

    Illuminating authoritative research with extensive interviews with migrants and their families, The Japanese in Latin America examines the dilemma of immigrants who maintained strong allegiances to their Japanese roots, even while they struggled to build lives in their new countries.

  • From Mission to Madness: Last Son of the Mormon Prophet

    Brilliant and charismatic,
    David Hyrum Smith was a poet, painter, singer, philosopher, naturalist,
    and highly effective missionary for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ
    of Latter Day Saints. In this richly detailed biography, Valeen Tippetts
    Avery chronicles the life of the last son of Joseph Smith and his first
    wife, Emma.
    Avery draws on a large body
    of correspondence for details of David's life and on his poetry to reveal
    his personality and emotional struggles. She tells of his mental deterioration,
    starting with a probable breakdown early in 1870 and ending with his death
    in 1904 in the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane in
    Elgin, where he had been confined for twenty-seven years.
    "This is an astonishing
    accomplishment which not only tells the reader about a neglected historical
    figure, but about myriad neglected dimensions of both Mormon history and
    the history of religion in general."
    -- Jan Shipps, author of Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious
    Tradition
    "This will stand alone
    as a biography of David H. Smith. . . . But it is also an insightful look
    at the times and environment from which the Smith family, and its ideas,
    emerged."
    -- Paul M. Edwards, author of Our Legacy of Faith: A Brief History
    of the Reorganized Church

  • Histoire de la Vie Et Des Ouvrages de J.-J. Rousseau, Vol. 1: Composée de Documents Authentiques, Et Dont Une Partie Est Restée Inconnue Jusqu'à Ce ... Dans Leurs Rapports Avec CET Homme Célèbre;

    Excerpt from Histoire de la Vie Et des Ouvrages de J.-J. Rousseau, Vol. 1: Composee de Documents Authentiques, Et Dont une Partie Est Restee Inconnue Jusqu'a ce Jour; D'Une Biographie de Ses Contemporains, Consideres dans Leurs Rapports Avec Cet Homme Celebre; Suivie de Lettres Inedites

    JE crois qu'on doit toujours rendre compte des motifs qui font prendre la plume et du but qu'on se propose en ecrivant. Je vais satisfaire a ce double devoir.

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  • Puyo Runa: Imagery and Power in Modern Amazonia

    The Andean nation of Ecuador derives much of its revenue from petroleum that is extracted from its vast Upper Amazonian rain forest, which is home to ten indigenous nationalities. Norman E. Whitten Jr. and Dorothea Scott Whitten have lived among and studied one such people, the Canelos Quichua, for nearly forty years. In Puyo Runa, they present a trenchant ethnography of history, ecology, imagery, and cosmology to focus on shamans, ceramic artists, myth, ritual, and political engagements. Canelos Quichua are active participants in national politics, including large-scale movements for social justice for Andean and Amazonian people. Puyo Runa offers readers exceptional insight into this cultural world, revealing its intricacies and embedded humanisms.

  • Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary

    This fascinating compendium explains the most unusual, obscure, and curious words and expressions from vintage blues music. Utilizing both documentary evidence and invaluable interviews with a number of now-deceased musicians from the 1920s and '30s, blues scholar Stephen Calt unravels the nuances of more than twelve hundred idioms and proper or place names found on oft-overlooked 'race records' recorded between 1923 and 1949. From 'aggravatin' papa' to 'yas-yas-yas' and everything in between, this truly unique, racy, and compelling resource decodes a neglected speech for general readers and researchers alike, offering invaluable information about black language and American slang.

  • To Battle for God and the Right: The Civil War Letterbooks of Emerson Opdycke

    Union commander Emerson Opdycke, from Ohio, described the triumphs and the horrors of his Civil War experience in letters to his wife. He won fame at the Battle of Franklin, when his brigade saved the Union army from defeat.

  • Des Grâces d'Oraison: Traité de Théologie Mystique (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Des Graces d'Oraison: Traite de Theologie Mystique

    L'auteur de ce livre etant mort il y a trois ans, l'editeur m'a demande d'en preparer une nouvelle edition. J'ai pense que le meilleur moyen de la mettre au point etait de joindre a l'ouvrage une introduction.

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  • Right or Wrong, God Judge Me: The Writings of John Wilkes Booth

    Superbly edited and annotated, this collection of the writings of John Wilkes Booth constitutes a major new primary source that contributes to scholarship on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and nineteenth-century theater history. The nearly seventy documents--more than half published here for the first time--include love letters written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln, explicit statements of Booth's political convictions, and the diary he kept during his futile twelve-day flight after the assassination.

  • Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War

    Awarded both the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association

    From the plaintive tunes of woe sung by exiled kings and queens of Africa to the spirited worksongs and "shouts" of freedmen, in Sinful Tunes and Spirituals Dena J. Epstein traces the course of early black folk music in all its guises.

    This classic work is being reissued with a new author's preface on the silver anniversary of its original publication.

  • Harrap's Grammaire anglaise

    Le guide indispensable pour acquerir ou reviser les mecanismes de la langue anglaise. Les regles essentielles de grammaire expliquees tres simplement et illustrees par de nombreux exemples. Des encadres qui mettent en evidence les points importants et les remarques d'usage. Une deuxieme couleur pour souligner les points grammaticaux abordes et reperer les difficultes. Un index des termes grammaticaux.

  • French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times

    Winner of the Kemper and Leila Williams Book Prize for the Best Book on Louisiana History, French Roots in the Illinois Country creates an entirely new picture of the Illinois country as a single ethnic, economic, and cultural entity. Focusing on the French Creole communities along the Mississippi River, Carl J. Ekberg shows how land use practices such as medieval-style open-field agriculture intersected with economic and social issues ranging from the flour trade between Illinois and New Orleans to the significance of the different mentalities of French Creoles and Anglo-Americans.

  • Le judaïsme et le Vatican

    LE JUDAISME ET LE VATICAN UNE TENTATIVE DE SUBVERSION SPIRITUELLE Vicomte Leon de Poncins Judaisme et Catholicisme sont-ils irreconciliables ? L'Eglise a-t-elle injustement stigmatise le peuple juif pendant 2000 ans ? L'attitude des juifs eux memes a-t-elle aggrave le probleme plutot que de l'avoir diminue ? Cette question est venue a l'avant-plan lors du Concile Vatican II lorsque, durant le debat a propos du Schema sur le Judaisme, les Peres conciliaires ont ete presses par les puissantes organisations mondiales juives de condamner l'accusation de deicide figurant dans l'Evangile et d'user de leur autorite pour deraciner l'antisemitisme. A partir d'impeccables temoignages contemporains, juifs pour la plupart, l'auteur L. de Poncins met en lumiere leur role extraordinaire et meconnu derriere la scene du Concile.

  • La doctrine du fascisme

    Benito Mussolini presente ici les idees fondamentales inherentes au Fascisme. Cet ecrit dont la valeur historique est indeniable, permet de mieux comprendre cette ideologie dont la nature changea le destin de l'Europe. Le texte est precede du Manifeste Fasciste de 1919 reproduit et traduit en francais avec les notes de l'edition francaise originale et ses illustrations. Cet ouvrage est un imperatif a lire pour comprendre l'essence meme du fascisme primaire qui reste bien souvent oubliee au profit d'autres ideologies politiques comme le nazisme ou le neofascisme qui n'en sont que des derives.

  • Sing a Sad Song: The Life of Hank Williams

    Few American entertainers
    have had the explosive impact, wide-ranging appeal, and continuing popularity
    of country music star Hank Williams. Such Williams standards as "Your
    Cheatin' Heart," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Jambalaya,"
    and "I Saw the Light" have all entered the pantheon of great
    American song.
    Roger Williams recounts the
    story of Hank's rise from impoverished Southern roots, his coming of age
    during and after World War II, his meteoric climb to national acclaim
    and star status on the Grand Ole Opry, his chronic bouts with alcoholism
    and the alienation it created in those he loved and sang for, and finally
    his tragic death at twenty-nine and subsequent emergence as a folk hero.
    The book also features a thorough discography compiled by Bob Pinson of
    the Country Music Foundation.

  • Harrap's French phrasebook

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en France.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Un plan de Paris et des informations pratiques et culturelles completent cet ouvrage.

  • Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers And Their Readers

    Illuminating how newspapers have intersected with religion, politics, reform, and urban life over nearly three centuries, Communities of Journalism is a contribution to the cultural history of American journalism and to the history of reading.

  • Escape from Sobibor

    Poignant in its honesty and grim in its details, Escape from Sobibor offers stunning proof of resistance--in this case successful--by victims of the Holocaust. The smallest of the extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany during World War II, Sobibor was where now-retired auto worker John Demjanjuk has been accused of working as a prison guard. Sobibor also was the scene of the war's biggest prisoner escape.

    Richard Rashke's interviews with eighteen of those who survived provide the foundation for this volume. He also draws on books, articles, and diaries to make vivid the camp, the uprising, and the escape. In the afterword, Rashke relates how the Polish government in October 1993, observed the fiftieth anniversary of the escape and how it has beautified the site since a film based on his book appeared on Polish television.

  • Oeuvres Complètes de M. Le Cte. de Buffon, Intendant Du Jardin Du Roi, de l'Académie Françoise, de Celle Des Sciences, &c, Vol. 3: Histoire Des Animaux Quadrupèdes (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres Completes de M. Le Cte. De Buffon, Intendant du Jardin du Roi, de l'Academie Francoise, de Celle des Sciences, &C, Vol. 3: Histoire des Animaux Quadrupedes

    (a) Gcfner etoit Suifl'e c efl un des hommes qui font lc, plus d'honneur a la Nation les quatre dents du devant: des machoires allez longues allez fortes pour bleller cruellemeÿnt cependant elle n' attaque que les chiens ne fait mal a perfonne a moins qu' on ne l'irrite. Si l'on n' y prend pas garde elle ronge les meubles les etofies, perce meme le bois lorlqu' elle ell renfermee. Comme elle a les cu1lles tres courtes, les doigts des pieds faits a peu pres comme ceux de l'ours, elle le tient fouvent allile, marche a1mme lui ailement fur les pieds de derriere elle porte a la gueule ce 'qu'elle fat avec ceux de devant mange debout comme l'ecureuil, elle court allez vite en montant mais allez lentement en plaine elle grimpe l'ur' les arbres elle - monte entre deux parors de rochers entre deux murailles voili1ies c'eli 'des marmottes, dit - ou, que les Sav'oyards ont appris a grimper pour ramoner les cheminees. Elles mangent de tout ce 1 donne de la Viande, du pain des racines des herbes pota geres, des choux des hann'etons des fauterelles, &c. Mais elle font plus avides de lait de beurre que de tout autre e.

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  • Harrap's methode perfectionnement anglais

    Une methode novatrice : dynamique, concrete, accessible• Des dialogues vivants

    • Des documents varies
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    • Tous les outils necessaires a un apprentissage en autonomie
    • Une dimension culturelle importante

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  • History of a Tragedy: The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain

    Few events in the history of Spain have provoked as much controversy as the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Conflicts within the Catholic Church, suspicions within the newly unified Spain, and the claims of Spanish merchants combined to make the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella intolerant and inquisitorial. Yet the roots of Spanish anti-Semitism went deeper. In this concise survey of the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews, Joseph Perez studies the evolution of the Jewish community in Spain from the time of the Visigoths to the reign of the Catholic kings. He explores the Jewish community's role in creating and sustaining the vibrant cultural, political, and economic world of medieval Spain, and how growing religious intolerance, a pervasive resentment of the "others," and a string of escalating encroachments culminated in expulsion.

  • Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event

    Martin Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy reflects his famous philosophical "turning." In this work, Heidegger returns to the question of being from its inception in Being and Time to a new questioning of being as event. Heidegger opens up the essential dimensions of his thinking on the historicality of being that underlies all of his later writings. Contributions was composed as a series of private ponderings that were not originally intended for publication. They are nonlinear and radically at odds with the traditional understanding of thinking. This new translation presents Heidegger in plain and straightforward terms, allowing surer access to this new turn in Heidegger's conception of being.

  • Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

    Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam faced a paradox. The same guilt-ridden America that only reluctantly accepted them expected, and rewarded, expressions of gratitude for their rescue. Meanwhile, their status as refugees "as opposed to willing immigrants "profoundly influenced their cultural identity. Phuong Tran Nguyen examines the phenomenon of refugee nationalism among Vietnamese Americans in Southern California. Here, the residents of Little Saigon keep alive nostalgia for the old regime and, by extension, their claim to a lost statehood. Their refugee nationalism is less a refusal to assimilate than a mode of becoming, in essence, a distinct group of refugee Americans. Nguyen examines the factors that encouraged them to adopt this identity. His analysis also moves beyond the familiar rescue narrative to chart the intimate yet contentious relationship these Vietnamese Americans have with their adopted homeland. Nguyen sets their plight within the context of the Cold War, an era when Americans sought to atone for broken promises but also saw themselves as providing a sanctuary for people everywhere fleeing communism.

  • Peking Opera And Politics In Taiwan

    Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan tells the peculiar story of an art caught in a sea of ideological ebbs and flows. Nancy Guy demonstrates the potential significance of the political environment for an art form's development, ranging from determining the smallest performative details (such as how a melody can or cannot be composed) to whether a tradition ultimately thrives or withers away.

    When Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government and military retreated to Taiwan in 1949, they brought along numerous Peking opera performers. Expecting that this symbolically important art would strengthen regime legitimacy and authority, they generously supported Peking opera's perpetuation in exile. Valuing mainland Chinese culture above Taiwanese culture, the Nationalists generously supported Peking opera to the virtual exclusion of local performing traditions, despite their wider popularity. Later, as Taiwan turned toward democracy, the island's own "indigenous" products became more highly valued and Peking opera found itself on a tenuous footing. Finally, in 1995, all of its opera troupes and schools (formerly supported by the Ministry of Defense) were dismantled.

  • God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics

    God, Sex, Science, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics is a timely, wide-ranging attempt to rescue dialogues on human sexuality, sexual diversity, and gender from insular exchanges based primarily on biblical scholarship and denominational ideology. Too often, dialogues on sexuality and gender devolve into the repetition of party lines and defensive postures, without considering the interdisciplinary body of scholarly research on this complex subject. This volume expands beyond the usual parameters, opening the discussion to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to foster the development of Christian sexual ethics for contemporary times.

    Essays by prominent and emerging scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, literary studies, theology, and ethics reveal how faith and reason can illuminate our understanding of human sexual and gender diversity. Focusing on the intersection of theology and science and incorporating feminist theory, God, Science, Sex, Gender is a much-needed call for Christian ethicists to map the origins and full range of human sexual experience and gender identity. Essays delve into why human sexuality and gender can be so controversial in Christian contexts, investigate the complexity of sexuality in humans and other species, and reveal the implications of diversity for Christian moral theology.

    Contributors are Joel Brown, James Calcagno, Francis J. Catania, Pamela L. Caughie, Robin Colburn, Robert Di Vito, Terry Grande, Frank Fennell, Anne E. Figert, Patricia Beattie Jung, Fred Kniss, John McCarthy, Jon Nilson, Stephen J. Pope, Susan A. Ross, Joan Roughgarden, and Aana Marie Vigen.

  • Ces animaux qui nous font du bien...

    Les animaux volu s sont des sujets pensants avec qui lOon cause et qui expriment des opinions qui ne sont pas toujours celles de leur ma"tre. Les faits que nous avons rapport s dans ce livre permettent dOaffirmer que ce serait manifestement contraire

  • La Vie Des Saints, Vol. 2: Suivie d'Une Méditation Pour Chaque Jour de l'Année (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from La Vie des Saints, Vol. 2: Suivie d'une Meditation pour Chaque Jour de l'Annee

    O_fimm sans cesse a Dieu un sacrifice de louanges. S. Paul aux Hebreux, ch. Xiu.

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  • The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print

    Focusing on prints produced in Lincoln's lifetime and in the iconographically important months immediately following his death, this illustrated volume pairs original photographs and paintings with the prints made from them. It includes wartime cartoons, Lincoln family portraits and renderings of the moment of the shooting at Ford's Theatre.

  • Parler le Polonais en voyage

    L'ouvrage est structure en deux parties distinctes :

    La premiere propose :
    - Un grand nombre de phrases usuelles et d’indications de prononciation,
    - Des informations sur la culture et les pratiques locales,
    - Un lexique gastronomique pour decouvrir la cuisine du pays et les principaux plats regionaux.

    La seconde propose un lexique d’environ 4 000 mots et expressions complete d’une grammaire concise pour maitriser l’essentiel de la langue.

    En supplement :
    => Une petite grammaire recapitulant les points essentiels.
    => Les adresses et numeros de telephone utiles a l’etranger.
    => Les fetes et jours feries.
    => Une carte de Varsovie

  • La mot-bilité. Le vocabulaire du code de la route

    Cet ouvrage est a destination des formateurs en savoirs de base (aupres d'un public migrant ou en situation d'illettrisme) pour aborder l'enseignement du vocabulaire dans le cadre d'une formation preparatoire au code de la route. Ce livre presente une reflexion sur l'enseignement du vocabulaire, ainsi que de nombreux outils et jeux utilisable directement avec les apprenants.

  • Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography

    Brilliant and bedraggled, the picaresque Jewish philosopher Solomon Maimon was one of the great thinkers of the eighteenth century. Now the definitive English version of Maimon's remarkable Autobiography, the 1888 translation by J. Clark Murray, is available for the first time in paperback, enhanced with a new introduction by Jewish studies scholar Michael Shapiro.

    Wry and spirited, shrewd and unrepentant, Maimon alternated between nomadic destitution and intellectual swordplay among the Jewish elite of Berlin. The son of a petty merchant in Polish Lithuania, Maimon was a child Talmud prodigy who became increasingly antagonistic toward the Jewish establishment and receptive toward the secular philosophies of Spinoza, Hume, Leibnitz, and Kant.

    A perpetual outsider, Maimon observed with an equally sharp eye the excesses of his time and the vicissitudes of his own life. Parallel to his own development as a thinker in the company of Moses Mendelssohn and others, Maimon conveys the physically wretched but spiritually vibrant Polish ghetto, the beginnings of Hasidism (which he denounces as antirationalist), and the world of the wealthy Berlin Jewry who enthusiastically embraced the ideas of the Enlightenment.

    Combining philosophical discourse with personal anecdotes that shift abruptly from the tragic to the hilarious and back, Maimon's Autobiography indelibly portrays one man's devotion to truth on his own terms regardless of the cost to himself or others.

  • Theremin: Ether Music And Espionage


    Leon Theremin led a life of flamboyant musical invention laced with daring electronic stealth. A creative genius and prolific inventor, Theremin launched the field of electronic music virtually singlehandedly in 1920 with the musical instrument that bears his name. The theremin--the only instrument that is played without being touched--created a sensation worldwide and paved the way for the modern synthesizer. Its otherworldly sound became familiar in sci-fi films and even in rock music. This magical instrument that charmed millions, however, is only the beginning of the story.
    As a Soviet scientist, Theremin surrendered his life and work to the service of State espionage. On assignment in Depression-era America, he became the toast of New York society and worked the engines of capitalist commerce while passing data on U.S. industrial technology to the Soviet apparat. Following his sudden disappearance from New York in 1938, Theremin was exiled to a Siberian labor camp and subsequently vanished into the top-secret Soviet intelligence machine, presumed dead for nearly thirty years. Using the same technology that lay behind the theremin, he designed bugging devices that eavesdropped on U.S. diplomatic offices and stood at the center of a pivotal cold war confrontation. Throughout his life, Theremin developed many other electronic wonders, including one of the earliest televisions and multimedia devices that anticipated performance art and virtual reality by decades.
    In this first full biography of Leon Theremin, Albert Glinsky depicts the inventor's nearly one hundred-year life span as a microcosm of the twentieth century. Theremin is seen at the epicenter of most of the major events of the century: the Russian Revolution, two world wars, America's Great Depression, Stalin's purges, the cold war, and perestroika. His life emerges as no less than a metaphor for the divergence of communism and capitalism.
    Theremin blends the whimsical and the treacherous into a chronicle that takes in everything from the KGB to Macy's store windows, Alcatraz to the Beach Boys, Hollywood thrillers to the United Nations, Joseph Stalin to Shirley Temple. Theremin's world of espionage and invention is an amazing drama of hidden loyalties, mixed motivations, and an irrepressibly creative spirit.

  • Recherches Sur La Vie Et Les Ouvrages de Jacques Callot, Vol. 2: Suite Au Peintre-Graveur Français de M. Robert-Dumesnil (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Recherches sur la Vie Et les Ouvrages de Jacques Callot, Vol. 2: Suite au Peintre-Graveur Francais de M. Robert-Dumesnil

    Des monographies etudiees avec soin sont le moyen le plus sur pour fa...: faure a l'hnstonre de ventables progres.

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  • The Graying of America: An Encyclopedia of Aging, Health, Mind, and Behavior

    This second edition of The Graying of America greatly expands and updates the most comprehensive reference book on aging that is readily accessible to the lay reader.

    Featuring nontechnical language, user-friendly indexes, and more than 150 new entries, the second edition covers new topics such as acupuncture, wheelchairs, adjusting to bifocals, preparing for traveling, improving communication with physicians, and avoiding eye strain in computer use. Among other updates are more detailed coverage of health problems including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and various kinds of cancer, as well as advice on reducing the stress of caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease. In addition to discussing hundreds of common ailments and conditions, Kausler and Kausler provide constructive guidance on regular physical activity, mental stimulation, and other behaviors that promote "successful aging."

  • Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania

    Avital Ronell asks why "there is no culture without drug culture." She deals with the usual drugs and alcohol (and their celebrities: Freud's cocaine, Baudelaire's hashish, the Victorians' laudanum), and moves beyond them to addictions that are culturally accepted--an insatiable appetite for romance novels, for instance, and romance itself.

    It is a commonplace of modern culture to presume that there is a subculture or counterculture deeply saturated with drugs, but such modern cultures need subcultures, and need drugs on every level. Culture defines itself, its classes, its power structures, and its economy in terms of how it allows and encourages drugs to circulate. If drugs are dangerous, that danger seems to increase their appeal for millions. If drugs are unnatural and addictive, gasoline is a drug. What is art but a kind of drug, and what is art criticism but a kind of criticism of drugs and drug-induced states?

    Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary takes up the problems of drugs and addiction in numerous ways, which Ronnell unpacks and presents as examples of the safe and unsafe. From Emma Bovary's romantic hallucinations to her suicide by arsenic, she moves through this realistic novel constantly reaching for the unreal. For Ronell, Emma Bovary represents the first addict, embodying a yearning that calls from the bottom of her humanity, and which it seems can only be satisfied by some sort of drug.

  • Pistol Packin' Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong

    Meet Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960), one of American folklore's most
    fascinating characters.
    A coal miner's daughter, she grew up in eastern Kentucky, married a miner,
    and became a midwife, labor activist, and songwriter. Fusing hard experience
    with rich Appalachian musical tradition, her songs became weapons of struggle.
    In 1931, at age fifty, she was "discovered" and brought north,
    sponsored and befriended by an illustrious circle of left-wing intellectuals
    and musicians, including Theodore Dreiser, Alan Lomax, and Charles Seeger
    and his son Pete. Along with Sarah Ogan Gunning, Jim Garland (two of Aunt
    Molly's half-siblings), Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and other folk musicians,
    she served as a cultural broker, linking the rural working poor to big-city
    left-wing activism.
    Shelly Romalis draws upon interviews and archival materials to construct
    this portrait of an Appalachian woman who remained radical, raucous, proud,
    poetic, offensive, self-involved, and in spirit the "real" pistol
    packin' mama of the song.
    "Mr. Coal operator call me anything you please, blue, green, or
    red, I aim to see to it that these Kentucky coalminers will not dig your
    coal while their little children are crying and dying for milk and bread."

    -- Aunt Molly Jackson

  • Rachel in the World: A Memoir

    What happens when love is no longer enough? Jane Bernstein thought that learning to accept her daughter's disabilities meant her struggles were over. But as Rachel grew up and needed more than a parent's devotion, both mother and daughter were confronted with formidable obstacles. Rachel in the World, which begins in Rachel's fifth year and ends when she turns twenty-two, tells of their barriers and successes with the same honesty and humor that made Loving Rachel, Bernstein's first memoir, a classic in its field. The linked accounts in part 1 center on family issues, social services, experiences with caregivers, and Rachel herself--difficult, charming, hard to fathom, eager for her own independence. The second part of the book chronicles Bernstein's attempt to find Rachel housing at a time when over 200,000 Americans with mental retardation were on waiting lists for residential services. As Rachel prepares to leave her mother's constant protection, Bernstein invites the reader to share the frustrations and unexpected pleasures of finding a place for her daughter, first in her family, and then in the world.

  • Harrap's Media & Communication : Anglais/français, français/anglais

    • Tout le vocabulaire de la communication , la publicite, l'audiovisuel, le cinema, l'edition, l'imprimerie, les telecommunications, le journalisme, la photographie, la PAO
    • Plus de 10 000 mots et expressions
    • De nombreux extraits de presse

  • Unruly Spirits: The Science of Psychic Phenomena in Modern France

    Unruly Spirits connects the study of seances, telepathy, telekinesis, materializations, and other parapsychic phenomena in France during the age of Sigmund Freud to an epistemological crisis that would eventually yield the French adoption of psychoanalysis. Skillfully navigating experiments conducted by nineteenth-century French psychical researchers and the wide-ranging debates that surrounded their work, M. Brady Brower situates the institutional development of psychical research at the intersection of popular faith and the emergent discipline of psychology. Brower shows how spiritualist mediums were ignored by French academic scientists for nearly three decades. Only after the ideologues of the Third Republic turned to science to address what they took to be the excess of popular democracy would the marvels of mediumism begin to emerge as legitimate objects of scientific inquiry. Taken up by the most prominent physicists, physiologists, and psychologists of the last decades of the nineteenth century, psychical research would eventually stall in the 1920s as researchers struggled to come to terms with interpersonal phenomena (such as trust and good faith) that could not be measured within the framework of their experimental methods. In characterizing psychical research as something other than a mere echo of popular spirituality or an anomaly among the sciences, Brower argues that the questions surrounding mediums served to sustain the scientific project by forestalling the establishment of a closed and complete system of knowledge. By acknowledging persistent doubt about the intentions of its participants, psychical research would result in the realization of a subjectivity that was essentially indeterminate and would thus clear the way for the French reception of psychoanalysis and the Freudian unconscious and its more comprehensive account of subjective uncertainty.

  • L'Épopée Celtique En Irlande, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Epopee Celtique en Irlande, Vol. 1

    Quoi qu'il en soit, le tome lmr donnera au lecteur une idee approximative du progres fait dans la con naissance d'un des principaux domaines de la litte rature neo-celtique, depuis cent trente ans.

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  • The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture

    This intellectual history chronicles the processes of compromise and negotiation between high and low art, federal and local interests, and the Progressive Era and New Deal. Victoria Grieve examines how intellectual trends in the early twentieth century combined with government forces and structures of the New Deal's Federal Art Project to redefine American taste in the visual arts. Representing more than a response to the emergency of the Great Depression, the Federal Art Project was rooted in Progressive Era cultural theories, the modernist search for a usable past, and developments in the commercial art world in the early decades of the twentieth century. In their desire to create an art for the 'common man', FAP artists and administrators used the power of the federal government to disseminate a specific view of American culture, one that combined ideals of uplift with those of accessibility: a middlebrow visual culture.

  • Le goût de la tarte aux pommes

    Plus qu'un livre : une gourmandise a deguster au coin du feu, les jours de pluie. Une friandise, a savourer avec delice, quand vous n'aurez rien de plus important a faire que de respirer le silence des heures claires et laisser venir a vous le gout de la tarte aux pommes. Le gout de la vie. . .

  • Birdsong Before the Earth Falls Silent: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka

    A collection of sixty-three avian themed haiku and tanka by an award-winning haiku poet, dedicated to the work of bird protection and conservation. Written for the love of birds and concern for the tragedy of their disappearance.

  • Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man

    The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame; and a legendary figure in American music. This authoritative biography sets out to examine his life in careful detail--to move beyond hearsay and sensationalism to explain how and why he accomplished so much. Former Blue Grass Boy and longtime music journalist Tom Ewing draws on hundreds of interviews, his personal relationship with Monroe, and an immense personal archive of materials to separate the truth from longstanding myth. Ewing tells the story of the Monroe family's musical household and Bill's early career in the Monroe Brothers duo. He brings to life Monroe's 1940s heyday with the Classic Bluegrass Band, the renewed fervor for his music sparked by the folk revival of the 1960s, and his declining fortunes in the years that followed. Throughout, Ewing deftly captures Monroe's relationships and the personalities of an ever-shifting roster of band members while shedding light on his business dealings and his pioneering work with Bean Blossom and other music festivals. Filled with a wealth of previously unknown details, Bill Monroe offers even the most devoted fan a deeper understanding of Monroe's towering achievements and timeless music.

  • A la croisée des chemins 2016-2018

    Ce recueil aborde des themes arpentes par des generations d'auteurs depuis des siecles : l'amour, les enfants, la tristesse, l 'espoir, le desir, la nature, l'amitie, ... La poesie est cette musique qui transforme la vie. Elle occupe une place et un role central dans la vie de l'auteur. Il s'y adonne et tatonne mais elle lui fait du bien. Aucune pretention dans ce recueil ; abordez-le comme un album photo car quelques situations n'auraient pu souffrir d'un cliche impudique et choquant. Ici, les poemes apparaissent comme des bornes, des instants de sa vie ou parfois totalement imaginaires mais qui parlent a chacun d'entre nous : faire raisonner et resonner le c

  • Reginald and Gladys Laubin, American Indian Dancers

    This little book celebrates, within the proper historical context, the accomplishments of the Lambing and their true dedication to serving and preserving Native American culture.

  • Harrap's Petit anglais français Canada

    Pratique et pedagogique, le dictionnaire de l'apprentissage

    Un contenu adapte aux debutants :
    - tout le vocabulaire courant et des termes specialises, les americanismes, les sigles et abreviations courants
    - des aides pedagogiques pour eviter les erreurs frequentes
    - un supplement tres pedagogique, avec une grammaire claire et accessible, les conjugaisons et des expressions de la vie quotidienne.

  • Philip Kaufman

    American director Philip Kaufman is hard to pin down: a visual stylist who is truly literate, a San Franciscan who often makes European films, he is an accessible storyteller with a sophisticated touch. Celebrated for his vigorous, sexy, and reflective cinema, Kaufman is best known for his masterpiece The Unbearable Lightness of Being and the astronaut saga The Right Stuff. His latest film, Hemingway & Gellhorn(premiering May 2012 on HBO), stars Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. In this study, Annette Insdorf argues that the stylistic and philosophical richness of Kaufman's cinema makes him a versatile auteur. She demonstrates Kaufman's skill at adaptation, how he finds the precise cinematic device for a story drawn from seemingly unadaptable sources, and how his eye translates the authorial voice from books that serve as inspiration for his films. Closely analyzing his movies to date (including Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Wanderers, and Quills), Insdorf links them by exploring the recurring and resonant themes of sensuality, artistic creation, codes of honor, and freedom from manipulation. While there is no overarching label or bold signature that can be applied to his oeuvre, she illustrates the consistency of themes, techniques, images, and concerns that permeates all of Kaufman's works.

  • Dictionnaire de Cosmogonie Et de Paléontologie: Examen Critique Des Systèmes Anciens Et Modernes Sur l'Origine Du Monde, Vues Sur La Création de la ... Cosmogonico-Bibliques (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire de Cosmogonie Et de Paleontologie: Examen Critique des Systemes Anciens Et Modernes sur l'Origine du Monde, Vues sur la Creation de la Terre Et des Corps Celestes Et Appreciations des Theories Cosmogonico-Bibliques

    Ainsi donc, beaute, variete, grandeur, harmonie; richesses jouissances, ressources sans nombre, preparees pour l'homme; innombrables preuves de la sagesse et de la pro vidence du Createur voila ce que la science decouvre a chaque pas, avec une admiration profonde, en etudiant la merveilleuse organisation de notre globe.

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  • Nettl's Elephant

    From one of the most lauded scholars in ethnomusicology comes this enlightening and highly personal narrative on the evolution and current state of the field of ethnomusicology. Surveying the field he helped establish, Bruno Nettl investigates how concepts such as evolution, geography, and history serve as catalysts for advancing ethnomusicological methods and perspectives. This entertaining collection covers Nettl's scholarly interests ranging from Native American to Mediterranean to Middle Eastern contexts while laying out the pivotal moments of the field and conversations with the giants of its past. Nettl moves from reflections on the history of ethnomusicology to evaluations of the principal organizations in the field, interspersing those broader discussions with shorter essays focusing on neglected literature and personal experiences.

  • Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

    The first African American to head a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led an extraordinary life. Allied with W. E. B. Du Bois, she fought for promotion and equal pay against entrenched sexism and racism. Andrews also played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance, supporting writers and intellectuals with dedicated workspace at her 135th Street Branch Library. After hours she cohosted a legendary salon that drew the likes of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Her work as an actress and playwright helped established the Harlem Experimental Theater.

    Ethelene Whitmire's new biography offers the first full-length portrait of Andrews' activism, engagement with the arts of the Harlem Renaissance, and work with the NYPL.


  • Mémoires Touchant La Vie Et Les Écrits de Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Dame de Bourbilly, Marquise de Sévigné, Durant La Guerre de Louis XIV Contre La ... Notes Et d'Éclaircissements (Classic Reprint)

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    Pres de deux mois setaient ecoules depuis la cloture des etats de Provence', lorsque, le 18 mai 1671, madame de Sevigne dont le sejour a Paris et la presence a la cour n'etaient plus utiles a sa fille monta dans sa caleche pour se rendre aux etats de Bretagne. Son oncle, le bon abbe de Livry, qui avant de partir venait de lui faire donation de tout son bien et son fils qu'elle derobait a un genre de vie aussi nuisible a sa sante qu'a sa fortune l'accom pagnerent. Le petit abbe de la Mousse, dont elle ne se se parait pas plus que de Marphise, sa chienne3 etait aussi du voyage. Ainsi entouree, ayant dans sa poche le por trait de sa fille, et escortee de ses gens, elle alla coucher a Bonnelles, surla route de Chartres; c'est - a - dire qu'elle ne parcourut ce premier jour que quarante kilometres, ou dix lieues de poste. Son equipage se composait de sept chevaux.

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  • Oeuvres Choisies de Bossuet, Évèque de Meaux, Vol. 7: Dédiées À Monseigneur l'Archevèque de Bordeaux (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from OEuvres Choisies de Bossuet, Eveque de Meaux, Vol. 7: Dediees a Monseigneur l'Archeveque de Bordeaux

    Afin qu'elles le forment dans noue ame, il faut que l'organe corporel loir a&uellement frappe de l'objet en recoive l'impreflion Je ne vois qu'autant que mes yeux font frappes des rayons d'un corps lumineux, ou dire&s ou reflechis. Si l'agitation de l'air ne fait imprellion dans mon oreille je ne puis entendre le bruit c'efi la proprement aufli ce qui s'appelle la prelence de l'objet. Car quelque proche que je lois d'un ta bleau li j'ai les yeux fermes ou que quelqu'aurte corps interpole empeche que les rayons reflechis de ce tableau ne viennent iulqu'a mes yeux, cet objet ne leur ell pas prelent. Le meme le verra Cette exprel dans les autres lens.

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  • Urban Land Use Planning

    This edition explores the societal context of land use planning and proposes a model for understanding and reconciling the divergent priorities among competing stakeholders. It explains how to build planning support systems to assess conditions, evaluate policy choices, create visions, and compare scenarios.

  • Harrap's On cloud nine: Expressions idiomatiques anglaises

    Le titre Harrap's On cloud nine s'adresse a tous ceux qui souhaitent enrichir leur communication en anglais et s'exprimer de maniere plus authentique.
    Il recense plus de 4 600 locutions anglais et americaines, classees par ordre alphabetique, et traitees de maniere detaillee afin de faciliter la comprehension.

    Un grand nombre d'exemples permettent de mieux comprendre le domaine d'utilisation de ces expressions. Les notes explicatives fournissent les complements d'information, comme l'usage, l'origine, la traduction litterale, etc.
    Les 40 dessins originaux illustrent les expressions les plus imagees.

    Un systeme de renvois dans le texte fait le lien entre plusieurs expressions proches, permet au lecteur d'assimiler plusieurs expressions en meme temps, et d'enrichir ainsi son vocabulaire par theme.
    L'index thematique en fin d'ouvrage est un outil precieux pour la consultation.

  • Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine

    British blues fan Mike Leadbitter launched the magazine Blues Unlimited in 1963. The groundbreaking publication fueled the then-nascent, now-legendary blues revival that reclaimed seminal figures like Son House and Skip James from obscurity. Throughout its history, Blues Unlimited heightened the literacy of blues fans, documented the latest news and career histories of countless musicians, and set the standard for revealing long-form interviews. Conducted by Bill Greensmith, Mike Leadbitter, Mike Rowe, John Broven, and others, and covering a who's who of blues masters, these essential interviews from Blues Unlimited shed light on their subjects while gleaning colorful detail from the rough and tumble of blues history. Here is Freddie King playing a string of one-nighters so grueling it destroys his car; five-year-old Fontella Bass gigging at St. Louis funeral homes; and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup rising from life in a packing crate to music stardom. Here, above all, is an eyewitness history of the blues written in neon lights and tears, an American epic of struggle and transcendence, of Saturday night triumphs and Sunday morning anonymity, of clean picking and dirty deals. Featuring interviews with: Fontella Bass, Ralph Bass, Fred Below, Juke Boy Bonner, Roy Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Joe Dean, Henry Glover, L.C. Green, Dr. Hepcat, Red Holloway, Louise Johnson, Floyd Jones, Moody Jones, Freddie King, Big Maceo Merriweather, Walter Mitchell, Louis Myers, Johnny Otis, Snooky Pryor, Sparks Brothers, Jimmy Thomas, Jimmy Walker, and Baby Boy Warren.

  • The Politics of History

    This paperback bestseller presents a series of case studies and thought-provoking essays arguing for a radical approach to history and providing a revisionist interpretation of the historian's role. In a new introduction written for this edition, Howard Zinn responds to critics of the 1970 edition and comments further on the radicalization of history.

  • Soulstepping: African American Step Shows

    Stepping is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. Elizabeth C. Fine's stunningly elaborate and vibrant portrayal of the cultural politics of stepping draws on interviews with individuals on college campuses and steppers and stepping coaches from high schools, community groups, churches, and dance organizations. Soulstepping is the first book to document the history of stepping, its roots in African and African American culture, and its transformation by churches, schools, and social groups into a powerful tool for instilling group identity and community involvement.

  • Histoire de Fénelon, Archevêque de Cambrai, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Histoire de Fenelon, Archeveque de Cambrai, Vol. 1

    L'interet naturellement attache a l'histoire d'un prelat si celebre, est encore augmente par l'im portance et la variete de ses relations avec les plus grands personnages de son siecle. Sousce rapport, l'hartoz'rc de Fenelon n'est plus seulement celle d'un homme prive; elle est constamment liee avec celle de son epoque; ses plus illustres contempo rains y jouent un role plus ou moins actif et l'as socient avec eux a l'eclat du regne le plus brillant de notre histoire.

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  • Fritz Reiner: Maestro and Martinet

    This award-winning book, now available in paperback, is the first solid appraisal of the legendary career of the eminent Hungarian-born conductor Fritz Reiner (1888-1963). Personally enigmatic and often described as difficult to work with, he was nevertheless renowned for the dynamic galvanization of the orchestras he led, a nearly unrivaled technical ability, and high professional standards. Reiner's influence in the United States began in the early 1920s and lasted until his death. Reiner was also deeply committed to serious music in American life, especially through the promotion of new scores. In Fritz Reiner, Maestro and Martinet, Kenneth Morgan paints a very real portrait of a man who was both his own worst enemy and one of the true titans of his profession.

  • 12 days

    You're probably wondering why an entrepreneur would isolate himself for 12 days without food and water? Extreme fatigue, health problems, a challenge and a need for answers... However, two days before his departure, his intuition led him to write a book. But it is when he arrives in the house that he discovers what really awaits him... What do we learn from the story of this unique experience? In a direct and authentic style, he reveals to us that nothing can resist the power of conviction: Our determination has the power to transform the impossible into possible, here and now.

  • Samain ou Halloween?

    Halloween etait une fete populaire qui se celebrait jadis, dans les Pays Anglo-saxons, le soir du 31 octobre. A la suite de la Grande Famine de 1845-1848, qui fit un million de morts en Irlande, plus de deux millions d'Irlandais et d'Ecossais emigrerent aux Etats-Unis, en emportant avec eux cette tradition. Et c'est seulement a partir de 1990 qu'elle fera son retour sur le vieux continent, notamment par la France. En 1999, elle sera vigoureusement condamnee par la Conference des Eveques de France. En fait, Halloween est une reminiscence des trois nuits ou des trois jours de festivites de l'antique Nouvel An celte, nomme Samain en Irlande, et Samon en Gaule, que l'Eglise tentera de faire disparaitre en instituant elle-meme ses trois jours des fetes de Toussaint, des Morts et de saint Hubert. Alors aujourd'hui, feterons-nous Samain ou Halloween ?

  • Portraits Politiques Des Hommes Des Différents Partis: Parlementaires, Cavaliers, Républicaines, Niveleurs (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Portraits Politiques des Hommes des Differents Partis: Parlementaires, Cavaliers, Republicaines, Niveleurs

    Pour bien comprendre une revolution, il faut la considerer a son origine et a son terme, dans les pre miers desseins qu'elle proclame et dans les resultats definitifs qu'elle atteint. La se revele son vrai carac tere; par la on peut juger de ce que pensait et vou lait effectivement le peuple au sein duquel elle s'est accomplie. Tout ce qui se passe entre ces deux epo ques est plus ou moins factice, transitoire et trom peur. Le fleuve devie et s'egare dans son cours deux points Seulement, sa source et son embouchure, determinent sa direction.

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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Recettes de gourmet pour votre chat

    Apres avoir ecrit l'Astrologie pour les chats et pour les chiens, livres parus aux Editions de Vecchi, Martine Garetier a eu envie d'en savoir plus sur les chats, leurs histoires personnelles et leurs preferences en matiere culinaire. Si vous etes l'heureux proprietaire d'une petite minette ou d'un charmant matou depuis un certain temps deja, vous savez a quel point il est difficile de contenter son animal favori sur le plan de la nourriture. Martine Garetier a interviewe de nombreux maitres, a ecoute l'histoire de leurs chats et la recette de leurs plats preferes, elle a plaisir a vous les faire decouvrir. Ce petit livre n'a pas la pretention d'etre un livre de recettes dignes de celles d'un Grand Chef mais pourra vous donner quelques idees de recettes simples a executer qui rendront votre chat heureux a l'heure des repas.

  • Méthode Pratique de Coaching Stratégique et Interactionnel

    Dans toutes les situations de blocage humain - crise relationnelle, conflit interpersonnel, resistance au changement, stress - il existe des structures de fonctionnement qui se repetent. Developper la capacite a identifier ces structures permet d'observer ces situations sous un oeil nouveau et de gagner un reel avantage competitif en terme de gestion et d'encadrement d'equipes. Ce petit manuel de coaching strategique, inspire par l'approche de Palo Alto, a pour but de proposer aux dirigeants et responsables d'equipes de nouveaux outils d'analyse et d'intervention, qui leur permettront :- d'analyser les situations problematiques sous un regard nouveau,- de sortir des processus dysfonctionnels nefastes et repetitifs,- de construire des relations professionnelles et humaines de qualite afin de proteger le collectif et garantir la perennite de l'organisation.

  • Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley

    Explains to outsiders the conflicts between the financial interests of the coal and land companies, and the moral rights of the vulnerable mountaineers.

  • Pierre Viret d'Apres Lui-Mème: Pages Extraites Des Oeuvres Du Réformateur À l'Occasion Du Quatrième Centenaire de Sa Naissance; Publiées Sous Les ... Vaudoise de Théologie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Pierre Viret d'Apres Lui-Meme: Pages Extraites des OEuvres du Reformateur a l'Occasion du Quatrieme Centenaire de Sa Naissance; Publiees Sous les Auspices de la Societe Vaudoise de Theologie

    La Societe vaudoise de theologie est heureuse de rendre un hommage public de reconnaissance aux historiens erudits qui lui ont permis d'elever ce modeste monument litteraire a la memoire du reformateur du Pays de Vaud.

    About the Publisher

    Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • The Magic World of Orson Welles

    Prodigy. Iconoclast. Genius. Exile. Orson Welles remains one of the most discussed figures in cinematic history. In the centenary year of Welles's birth, James Naremore presents a revised third edition of this incomparable study, including a new section on the unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind . Naremore analyzes the political and psychological implications of the films, Welles's idiosyncratic style, and the biographical details--both playful and vexing--that impacted each work. Itself a historic film study, The Magic World of Orson Welles unlocks the soaring art and quixotic methods of a master.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945

    Having guided the nation through the worst economic crisis in its history, Franklin Delano Roosevelt by 1939 was turning his attention to a world on the brink of war. The second part of Roger Daniels's biography focuses on FDR's growing mastery in foreign affairs. Relying on FDR's own words to the American people and eyewitness accounts of the man and his accomplishments, Daniels reveals a chief executive orchestrating an immense wartime effort. Roosevelt had effective command of military and diplomatic information and unprecedented power over strategic military and diplomatic affairs. He simultaneously created an arsenal of democracy that armed the Allies while inventing the United Nations intended to ensure a lasting postwar peace. FDR achieved these aims while expanding general prosperity, limiting inflation, and continuing liberal reform despite an increasingly conservative and often hostile Congress. Although fate robbed him of the chance to see the victory he had never doubted, events in 1944 assured him that the victory he had done so much to bring about would not be long delayed. A compelling reconsideration of Roosevelt the president and campaigner, The War Years, 1939-1945 provides new views and vivid insights about a towering figure--and six years that changed the world.

  • Harrap's Parler le turc en voyage

    Le compagnon indispensable du voyageur en Turquie.

    Ce guide presente tous les mots, phrases et expressions pour pouvoir communiquer en toute situation, avec deux parties distinctes :
    - une partie qui regroupe toutes les phrases usuelles et indications de prononciation rangees par theme (hebergement, la cuisine, sortir, se deplacer, etc.)
    - une seconde partie qui propose un lexique de plusieurs milliers de mots et expressions, complete d'une grammaire concise

    Un plan d'Istanbul et des informations pratiques et culturelles completent cet ouvrage.

  • Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality

    This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, trans-gendered, and other "marked" Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people - individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacteristic of their sex - this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native Americans treat them, and how anthropologists and other scholars interpret them and their cultures.

  • Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica

    Does art that depicts violence generate more violence? Taking up a question that touches on contemporary developments such as gangsta rap and schoolyard shootings, John H. McDowell provides an in-depth study of a body of poetry that takes violence as its subject: the Mexican ballad form known as the corrido. McDowell concentrates on the corrido tradition in Costa Chica, where the ethnic mix includes a strong African-Mexican, or Afro-mestizo, component. Through interviews with corrido composers and performers, both male and female, and a generous sampling of ballad texts, McDowell reveals a living vernacular tradition that amounts to a chronicle of local and regional rivalries.Focusing on the tragic corrido with its stories of heroic mortal encounter, McDowell examines the intersection of poetry and violence from three perspectives. He explores the contention that poetry celebrates violence, perhaps thereby perpetuating it, by glorifying for receptive audiences the deeds of past heroes. He discerns a regulatory voice within the corrido that places violent behavior within the confines of a moral universe, distinguishing legitimate from illegitimate forms of violence. Finally, he contends that poetry can be a healing force that helps sustain the community in the wake of violent events. A detailed case study with broad social and cultural implications, "Poetry and Violence" is a compelling commentary on violence as human experience and as communicative action.

  • The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architecture

    This ambitious study uses the concept of the familiar and the avant-garde practice of defamiliarization to re-examine some of the most important buildings of the twentieth century. In approaching the history of twentieth-century Western architecture from the perspective of the architectural subject - the person architects imagine experiencing their work - Jean La Marche reveals new insights into the ways humans are imagined in relation to architecture. "The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architecture" examines the work - written and built - of four seminal twentieth-century architects and firms: Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Aldo Rossi, and the partnership of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.In separate chapters devoted to analyzing the early writings and architecture of each architect or firm, La Marche uncovers assumptions that each makes about the ways they expect their works to be experienced. Matching the texts the architects wrote with the buildings they were designing contemporaneously, he focuses on the language employed in discussing the subject to reveal the author-architects' distinct voices and points of view. La Marche engages these four analyses to expound on some of the more pressing issues of late twentieth-century architectural theory. In addressing how the meaning of the familiar and the unfamiliar are altered when we imagine the influence architecture can have on its subjects, La Marche provides a fresh framework for delineating the politics and ethics of the discipline.

  • Guide de conversation Harrap's - Espagnol

    Ces guides de conversation haut de gamme sont les compagnons indispensables de tous les voyageurs, pour faciliter le voyage et aller plus loin dans la decouverte des cultures Des supplements audio a telecharger sur le site www.harrap.com Des nouveaux themes tres actuels: l ecologie, voyager avec les enfants,... De nombreuses informations culturelles et une rubrique << ne ratez pas... >> pour ne pas commettre d impair et tout connaitre du pays visite La quadri permet une differenciation des thematiques par couleur

  • Ascendances davidiques des rois de France

    Ascendances davidiques des rois de France & leur parente avec Notre-Seigneur Jesus-Christ, la Tres Sainte Vierge Marie & Saint Joseph Andre Le Sage de La Franquerie de La Tourre est un ecrivain monarchiste et catholique, auteur d'ouvrages 'politico-mystiques'. Il represente un courant providentialiste, qui joint a la defense d'un ordre politique catholique traditionnel la croyance dans les propheties et les revelations privees. Il a ete camerier secret des papes Pie XII, Jean XXIII et Paul VI a partir de 1939. Il denonca les infiltrations de la franc-maconnerie dans l'Eglise catholique, en accusant en particulier le cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro. Il lanca egalement des accusations contre le cardinal Pietro Gasparri en decriant sa politique qu'il jugeait proche des cercles maconniques dans des articles de presse et a la hierarchie catholique. Il s'interessa notamment au theme politico-mystique du 'grand monarque', tres en vogue parmi certains integristes de son epoque.

  • This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga

    Renders the furious ebb and flow of the two-day battle, capturing both the evolving strategies of each side and the horrendous experience of the fight. This book draws from hundreds of diaries, letters, memoirs, interviews, official reports, and regimental histories.

  • Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

    This long overdue biography elevates Jane Matilda Bolin to her rightful place in American history as an activist, integrationist, jurist, and outspoken public figure in the political and professional milieu of New York City before the onset of the modern Civil Rights movement. When Bolin was appointed to New York City's domestic relations court in 1939 for the first of four ten-year terms, she became the nation's first African American woman judge. Drawing on archival materials as well as a meeting with Bolin in 2002, historian Jacqueline A. McLeod reveals how Bolin parlayed her judicial position to impact significant reforms of the legal and social service system in New York. Beginning with Bolin's childhood and educational experiences at Wellesley and Yale, Daughter of the Empire State chronicles Bolin's relatively quick rise through the ranks of a profession that routinely excluded both women and African Americans. McLeod links Bolin's activist leanings and integrationist zeal to her involvement in the NAACP and details her work as a critic and reformer of domestic relations courts and juvenile placement facilities.

  • Vie Du Cardinal Manning (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Vie du Cardinal Manning

    (2) Citons au moins la jolie esquisse due a la plume de M. L'abbe lemire, Le Cardinal Manning et son action sociale, Paris, 1893.

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