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The Celtic Ring
Author: Björn Larsson, George Simpson
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 157409114X
Pages: 400
Year: 2000
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On a dark night in the Danish harbour of Dragor, Ulf is handed a logbook by a lone sailor who then disappears. The bizarre events recorded in the log lead to a harrowing winter crossing of the North Sea.
The Invention of the Jewish People
Author: Shlomo Sand, Yael Lotan
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1844676234
Pages: 344
Year: 2010-06-14
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"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --
The Dove of Death
Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429942126
Pages: 384
Year: 2010-10-26
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In A.D. 670, an Irish merchant ship is attacked by a pirate vessel off the southern coast of the Breton peninsula. Merchad, the ship's captain, and Bressal, a prince from the Irish kingdom of Muman, are killed in cold blood after they have surrendered. Among the other passengers who manage to escape the slaughter are Fidelma of Cashel and her faithful companion, Brother Eadulf. Once safely ashore, Fidelma—sister to the King of Muman and an advocate of the Brehon law courts—is determined to bring the killers to justice, not only because her training demands it but also because one of the victims was her cousin. The only clue to the killer's identity is the symbol of the dove on the attacking ship's sails, a clue that leads her on a dangerous quest to confront the man known as The Dove of Death.
Eiffel by Eiffel
Author: Philippe Coupérie-Eiffel
Publisher: Editions Olms
ISBN: 3283012393
Pages: 176
Year: 2014-08-19
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Gustave Eiffel was the man behind the landmark that became the symbol par excellence of Paris and so the dominant image of France around the world. However, the work of Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) is obviously not limited to the tower that bears his name. From 1856, when he was commissioned to design a railway bridge in Bordeaux (his first large-scale metal construction), he imposed his style all over the world. The bridge over the Douro in Portugal, the Garabit viaduct, the church in Manila, the Manaus Municipal Market in Brazil and even the framework of the Statue of Liberty are just some of his over 300 masterpieces. Then disaster struck in 1892 when a report directly linked him to the Panama scandal that had come to light three years before. This was the start of a nightmare that would ultimately turn out to be completely unjustified. Deeply wounded, Eiffel withdrew, cloaking himself in his pride. His eldest daughter Valentine stuck by him, not only offering support, but also building up a remarkable collection of memorabilia and documents. She left this precious legacy to her beloved nephew Philippe Coupérie-Eiffel, having partly brought him up. For the first time, to mark the 90th anniversary of his famous ancestors death, Philippe Coupérie-Eiffel has updated this treasure trove and offers us the chance to get to know the great architect and family man through a wide range of previously unpublished archives.
The Song of the Cathar Wars
Author: Janet Shirley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135188171X
Pages: 224
Year: 2017-03-02
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The Song of the Cathar Wars is the first translation into English of the Old Provençal Canso recounting the events of the years 1204-1218 in Southern France. In an effort to extirpate the Cathar heresy, Pope Innocent III launched what is now known as the Albigensian Crusade, but it was fiercely resisted by the lords and people of the Languedoc, if in the end in vain. This ’song’ was written in two parts, the first by William of Tudela, a supporter of the crusade; the second by an anonymous continuer, wholeheartedly in sympathy with the southerners, although not with the heretics themselves. It stands as a historical source of great importance, not least because it depicts the side that lost. The poem is also a skilful, dramatic and often impassioned composition, evoking the brilliant world of landed knights and the glories and bloody realities of battle. Janet Shirley is an award-winning translator of works on the French Middle Ages. Other publications by her include the Song of Roland and, in this Crusade Texts in Translation series, Crusader Syria in the 13th Century and, with Peter Edbury, Guillaume de Machaut: The Conquest of Alexandria.
David Bowie Is...
Author: Victoria Broackes, Geoffrey Marsh
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 1851777377
Pages: 256
Year: 2013-04-16
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David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book produced with access to the David Bowie archive of performance costume, ephemera and original artwork by the artist, which is brought together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V&A curators on Bowie's London, image, and influence on the fashion world, are complemented by Christopher Frayling, Mark Kermode and Philip Hoare on film ; Howard Goodall on musicology ; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence ; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans.
Albert Camus
Author: Catherine Camus
Publisher: Editions Olms
ISBN: 3283011885
Pages: 206
Year: 2012
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Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, died in a car crash in 1960. He was 46. He left a substantial but unfinished oeuvre of exceptional beauty and power. Writer, journalist, thinker, playwright and producer, Camus was a man of tremendous vitality, a passionate defender of freedom who put his art at the service of human dignity. He fought constantly against oppression and exploitation and set an example that is still worthy today. Using a combination of extracts from his works, photographs and other archive material, some published here for the first time, Camuss daughter Catherine leads us clearly but discreetly through the fascinating life and work of a solitary but universal figure.
Maria Chapdelain (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)
Author: Loius Hemon
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427083754
Pages: 212
Year: 2008-11-05
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Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com
Rebel Daughters
Author: Sara E. Melzer, Leslie W. Rabine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190281804
Pages: 312
Year: 1992-05-21
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the important and paradoxical relation between women and the French Revolution. Although the male leaders of the Revolution depended on the women's active militant participation, they denied to women the rights they helped to establish. At the same time that women were banned from the political sphere, "woman" was transformed into an allegorical figure which became the very symbol of (masculine) Liberty and Equality. This volume analyzes how the revolutionary process constructed a new gender system at the foundation of modern liberal culture.
Battle Grounds
Author: P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774840021
Pages: 368
Year: 2011-11-01
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Base closures, use of airspace for weapons testing and low-level flying, environmental awareness, and Aboriginal land claims have focused attention in recent years on the use of Native lands for military training. But is the military's interest in Aboriginal lands new? Battle Grounds analyzes a century of government-Aboriginal interaction and negotiation to explore how the Canadian military came to use Aboriginal lands for training. It examines what the process reveals about the larger and evolving relationship between governments and Aboriginal communities and how increasing Aboriginal assertiveness and activism have affected the issue.
In Search of the Maquis : Rural Resistance in Southern France 1942-1944
Author: H. R. Kedward
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191591785
Pages: 358
Year: 1993-03-11
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This is a study of the Maquis in southern France, the Resisters who took to the woods and hills in the struggle against the German Occupation in the Second World War. H. R. Kedward's detailed and perceptive account explores what participation in the Maquis meant for those involved both at the time and subsequently. He examines the motivations of the maquisards and how the circumstances of occupation and resistance affected the ways of life of rural communities in the south of France. This is a rich and original book, which achieves a fruitful integration of extensive archival research and oral history. Professor Kedward's scholarly and readable history allows the voices of individuals to be heard, and offers us important insights into the nature of community and regional tradition. From the many fascinating case-studies, fully supplemented by detailed maps, emerge a sense of place, a clearer understanding of the maquisard, and an unsentimental assessment of the place of the Maquis in French history. -
Monsieur de Phocas
Author: Jean Lorrain
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 1873982151
Pages: 272
Year: 1994
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This book ranks with 'A Rebours' as the summation of the French Decadent Movement. Modelled on 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray, ' it drips with evil and certainly would have been unpublishable in fin de siecle England.
Dada in Paris
Author: Michel Sanouillet, Anne Sanouillet, Sharmila Ganguly
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: 026251821X
Pages: 705
Year: 2012-09-14
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The long-awaited publication in English of the definitive book on Paris Dada.
Les Fetes de Polymnie
Author: Jean Philippe Rameau
Publisher: Alan R. Liss
ISBN: 0845018132
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Year: 1968-01-01
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Daphnis Et Chloe
Author: Maurice Ravel
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 1296570991
Pages: 134
Year: 2015-08-08
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