The Complete Poems of John Donne (Longman Annotated English Poets)


The Complete Poems of John Donne (Longman Annotated English Poets)
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The Civil Wars Of Julia Ward Howe: …

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The Child Finder: A Novel


The Child Finder: A Novel
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The Art of Influence by Ryuho Okawa

Spartacus: Film and History


Spartacus: Film and History
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Shattered Angel by Baird Nuckolls, James R Sand

Seven Signs of Life by Aoife Abbey

Seven Signs of Life: Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor by Aoife Abbey
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Overview: ‘Heartfelt, honest, illuminating and wise – a wonderful book that I would urge everyone to read’ Julia Samuel, author of GRIEF WORKS
Grief. Anger. Joy. Fear. Distraction. Disgust. Hope. All emotionswe expect to encounter over our lifetime.
But what if this was every day? And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death?
For a doctor in Intensive Care this is part of the job. Fear in the eyes of a terminally ill patient who pleads with you to not let them die. Grief when you make a potentially fatal mistake. Disgust at caring for a convicted rapist. But there are also moments of joy, like the rare bright spots of lucidity for a dementia patient, or when the ward unexpectedly breaks into song.
Dr Aoife Abbey shows us what a doctor sees of humanity as it comes through the revolving door of the hospital and takes us beyond a purely medical perspective. Told through seven emotions, Seven Signs of Life is about what it means to be alive and how it feels to care for a living.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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Season of Infamy by Charles Rist +

Season of Infamy: A Diary of War and Occupation, 1939-1945 by Charles Rist
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Overview: In 1939, the 65-year-old French political economist Charles Rist was serving as advisor to the French government and consultant to the international banking and business world. As France anxiously awaited a German invasion, Rist traveled to America to negotiate embargo policy. Days after his return to Paris, the German offensive began and with it the infamous season of occupation. Retreating to his villa in Versailles, Rist turned his energies to the welfare of those closest to him, while in his diary he began to observe the unfolding of the war. Here the deeply learned Rist investigates the causes of the disaster and reflects on his country’s fate, placing the behavior of the "people" and the "elite" in historical perspective. Though well-connected, Rist and his family and friends were not exempt from the perils and tragedies of war, as the diary makes clear. Season of Infamy presents a distinctive, closely-observed view of life in France under the occupation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Scotland: An Autobiography by Rosemary Goring

Scotland: An Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw It Happen by Rosemary Goring
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Overview: A vivid, wide-ranging, and engrossing account of Scotland’s history, composed of timeless stories by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone, and Billy Connolly. These include not only historic moments-from Bannockburn to the opening of the new Parliament in 1999-but also testimonies like that of the eight-year-old factory worker who was dangled by his ear out of a third-floor window for making a mistake, the survivors of the 1746 Battle of Culloden, who wished perhaps that they had died on the field, John Logie Baird, inventor of television, and great writers including Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and the editor of Encyclopedia Britannica.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Say This, Not That: A Foolproof Guide to Effective Interpersonal…


Say This, Not That: A Foolproof Guide to Effective Interpersonal Communication
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Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design by Jan-Christopher Horak

Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design by Jan-Christopher Horak
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Overview: Iconic graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920-1996) defined an innovative era in cinema. His title sequences for films such as Otto Preminger’s The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959), and Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch (1955) introduced the idea that opening credits could tell a story, setting the mood for the movie to follow. Bass’s stylistic influence can be seen in popular Hollywood franchises from the Pink Panther to James Bond, as well as in more contemporary works such as Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (2002) and television’s Mad Men.

The first book to examine the life and work of this fascinating figure, Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design explores the designer’s revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries. Jan-Christopher Horak traces Bass from his humble beginnings as a self-taught artist to his professional peak, when auteur directors like Stanley Kubrick, Robert Aldrich, and Martin Scorsese sought him as a collaborator. He also discusses how Bass incorporated aesthetic concepts borrowed from modern art in his work, presenting them in a new way that made them easily recognizable to the public.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald

Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack by Jill Grunenwald
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Overview: In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald got an alarming email from her younger sister: her sister was very concerned with Jill’s weight and her overall mental and physical health. Having always struggled with her weight, Jill was currently hitting the scales at more than three hundred pounds. Right then, Jill looked in the mirror and decided that she needed to make a life-style change, pronto. She enrolled in Weight Watchers and did something else that she-the girl who avoided gym class like the plague in high school-never thought she’d do; Jill started running. And believe it or not, it wasn’t that bad. Actually, it was kind of fun.
Three months later, Jill did the previously unthinkable and ran her very first 5k at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. Battling the infamous hills of the course, Jill conquered her fears and finished-but in dead last. Yep, the police were reopening the streets behind her. But Jill didn’t let that get her down-because when you run for your health and happiness, your only real competition is yourself.
Six years and more than one hundred pounds lost later, Jill is still running and racing regularly, and she is a proud member of the back of the pack in every race that she has entered. In Running with a Police Escort, Jill chronicles her racing adventures, proving that being a slow runner takes just as much guts and heart as being an Olympic champion. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Running with a Police Escort is for every runner who has never won a race but still loves the sport.
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Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi by Vicki Mackenzie

The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi: British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun by Vicki Mackenzie
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Overview: A fascinating biography of Freda Bedi, an English woman who broke all the rules of gender, race, and religious background to become both a revolutionary in the fight for Indian independence and then a Buddhist icon.

She was the first Western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun but that pioneering ordination was really just one in a life full of revolutionary acts. Freda Bedi (1911-1977) broke the rules of gender, race, and religion in many cases before it was thought that the rules were ready to be challenged. She was at various times a force in the struggle for Indian independence, spiritual seeker, scholar, professor, journalist, author, social worker, wife, and mother of four children. She counted among her friends, colleagues, and teachers Mohandas Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and many others. She was a woman of spiritual focus and compassion who was also not without contradictions.

Vicki Mackenzie gives a nuanced view of Bedi and of the forces that shaped and motivated this complex and compelling figure.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > India > Feminism

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