The Places in Between by Rory Stewart
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Overview: In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers’ floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan’s first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following.
Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map’s countless places in between.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Tocqueville between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life by Sheldon S. Wolin
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Overview: Alexis de Tocqueville may be the most influential political thinker in American history. He also led an unusually active and ambitious career in French politics. In this magisterial book, one of America’s most important contemporary theorists draws on decades of research and thought to present the first work that fully connects Tocqueville’s political and theoretical lives. In doing so, Sheldon Wolin presents sweeping new interpretations of Tocqueville’s major works and of his place in intellectual history. As he traces the origins and impact of Tocqueville’s ideas, Wolin also offers a profound commentary on the general trajectory of Western political life over the past two hundred years.
Wolin proceeds by examining Tocqueville’s key writings in light of his experiences in the troubled world of French politics. He portrays Democracy in America, for example, as a theory of discovery that emerged from Tocqueville’s contrasting experiences of America and of France’s constitutional monarchy. He shows us how Tocqueville used Recollections to reexamine his political commitments in light of the revolutions of 1848 and the threat of socialism. He portrays The Old Regime and the French Revolution as a work of theoretical history designed to throw light on the Bonapartist despotism he saw around him. Throughout, Wolin highlights the tensions between Tocqueville’s ideas and his activities as a politician, arguing that–despite his limited political success–Tocqueville was ”perhaps the last influential theorist who can be said to have truly cared about political life.”
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics
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Paul Ricoeur Between Theology and Philosophy: Detour and Return by Boyd Blundell
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Overview: Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) remains one of philosophy of religion’s most distinctive voices. Ricoeur was a philosopher first, and while his religious reflections are very relevant to theology, Boyd Blundell argues that his philosophy is even more relevant. Using Ricoeur’s own philosophical hermeneutics, Blundell shows that there is a way for explicitly Christian theology to maintain both its integrity and overall relevance. He demonstrates how the dominant pattern of detour and return found throughout Ricoeur’s work provides a path to understanding the relationship between philosophy and theology. By putting Ricoeur in dialogue with current, fundamental, and longstanding debates about the role of philosophy in theology, Blundell offers a hermeneutically sensitive engagement with Ricoeur’s thought from a theological perspective.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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The Time In Between: A memoir of starvation and hope by means of Nancy Tucker
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Overview: When Nancy Tucker used to be 8 years previous, her magnificence needed to write a listing of what they sought after to be after they grew up. She concept, and concept, after which, despite the fact that she did not know why, she wrote: I wish to be skinny.
Over the following twelve years, she advanced anorexia, used to be hospitalised, and in spite of everything swung the opposite direction against binge consuming dysfunction. She left faculty, rejoined faculty; went out and in of remedy; ebbed out and in of existence. From the grim fact of a frame breaking right down to the electrical psychological highs of hunger, she of a existence held in thrall by means of meals.
Told with outstanding perception, darkish humour and acute intelligence, The Time in Between is a profound, necessary window into the workings of an unquiet thoughts – a Wasted for the 21st century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile
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Overview: Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others―and in ourselves.
This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships. No one is better equipped than the coauthor of The Road Back to You to share the Enneagram’s wisdom on how relationships work―or don’t.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Parenting & Relationships
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Norman McLaren: Between the Frames by Nichola Dobson
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Overview: Animator Norman McLaren is best known for his experimental films using pioneering techniques and his work as founder of the animation department of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), but little mention is made of his Scottish heritage or his personal life. Nichola Dobson examines some of the key events and people in his life through a close examination of his key works and his personal papers, and discusses how influential they were. By using archive material to discover his personal identity and close readings of his films, Norman McLaren rediscovers one of the most important figures in animation history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General › Film › Genres
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The Colors Between Us (Lonely Hearts #2) by Kate Hawthorne
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Overview: Roland Wilson is a haunted man.
A decade since his last successful gallery showing, Roland’s life has crumbled. Imprisoned by his own mind and taunted daily by painful memories, he finds his only comfort in drinking. With a life that has devolved into nothing brighter than variants of gray, he sees little point in his existence when a delivery boy with eyes of inspirational blue shows up at his door.
Adonis Smith wants something he can’t have.
In his mind, Adonis lives up to his name. He’s six feet tall and built like a god, but in reality he’s just Donny – a short, nothing-special twink that no one takes seriously in or out of bed. Then he meets Roland, a beautiful, yet brash, struggling artist who is consumed by his own shortcomings. Donny knows he shouldn’t get involved with the handsome and tempestuous man, but the more Donny sees of him, the more he wants Roland to be his…for good.
A mutual inspiration.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, MM
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