Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon

Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon
Requirements: .PDF reader, Marcia Pointon.
Overview: The king of stones, valued since antiquity for their unrivalled hardness, diamonds today are both desired and deplored. Once faceted and polished they glitter on the fingers of brides-to-be and in the ornaments of the super-rich, but their extraction from some of the world’s poorest countries remains contentious. Immensely valuable for their size, diamonds can be easily hidden and transported, making them perfect contraband. Diamonds have been widely used in industry since the nineteenth century and have long been valued for their pharmaceutical and prophylactic properties.

This entertaining and richly illustrated book examines the history of the diamond trade through the centuries from India and Brazil to South Africa and Europe and investigates what happens to diamonds once they reach the cutters and polishers. Marcia Pointon takes the reader on a unique tour of the ways in which the quadrahedron diamond shape has inspired design, architecture, and painting, from the symbolism of medieval manuscripts to modern-day graffiti. She questions the etiquette of engagement rings, and she reminds us why and how lost, stolen, or cursed diamonds create suspense in so many classic novels and films. This compelling and fascinating account of the history of sparklers around the world will appeal to all who covet, as well as all who despise, the unparalleled brilliance and glitter of the diamond.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Rocks, Ice & Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon

Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories by Marcia Pointon
Requirements: .PDF reader, Marcia Pointon.
Overview: The king of stones, valued since antiquity for their unrivalled hardness, diamonds today are both desired and deplored. Once faceted and polished they glitter on the fingers of brides-to-be and in the ornaments of the super-rich, but their extraction from some of the world’s poorest countries remains contentious. Immensely valuable for their size, diamonds can be easily hidden and transported, making them perfect contraband. Diamonds have been widely used in industry since the nineteenth century and have long been valued for their pharmaceutical and prophylactic properties.

This entertaining and richly illustrated book examines the history of the diamond trade through the centuries from India and Brazil to South Africa and Europe and investigates what happens to diamonds once they reach the cutters and polishers. Marcia Pointon takes the reader on a unique tour of the ways in which the quadrahedron diamond shape has inspired design, architecture, and painting, from the symbolism of medieval manuscripts to modern-day graffiti. She questions the etiquette of engagement rings, and she reminds us why and how lost, stolen, or cursed diamonds create suspense in so many classic novels and films. This compelling and fascinating account of the history of sparklers around the world will appeal to all who covet, as well as all who despise, the unparalleled brilliance and glitter of the diamond.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Dirty Harry’s America by Joe Street

Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash by Joe Street
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Overview: In Dirty Harry’s America, Joe Street argues that the movies shed critical light on the culture and politics of the post-1960s era and locates San Francisco as the symbolic cultural battleground of the time. Across the entire series, conservative anger and moral outrage confront elitist liberalism and moral relativism. Paying particular attention the films’ representation of crime, family and community, sexuality, and race, Street maintains that through referencing real events and political struggles, the films themselves became active participants in the culture wars.

Unapologetic carrier of right and might, Harry Callahan becomes America’s Ur-conservative: “unbending, moral, incorruptible, and most important, always right.” Long after the series, Callahan’s legacy remains strong in American political discourse, cinema, and pop culture, and he continues to shape Eastwood’s later political and cinematic career.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds by Samuel Totten

Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds: The US Government’s Complicity in Crimes against Humanity and Genocide by Samuel Totten
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.5 Mb
Overview: These original essays show how the US government repeatedly aided certain regimes as they planned and then carried out crimes against humanity and genocide. What makes the collection unique-and chilling-is the inclusion of declassified documents generated by the US government at the time: memoranda, telegrams, letters, talking points, cables, discussion papers, and situation reports.

In his introduction, Totten offers a critical assessment of US foreign policy as it pertains to genocide and crimes against humanity, and discusses the differences between those two terms. In the chapters that follow, each author presents a detailed analysis of a particular case of crimes against humanity or genocide by a foreign government against its own citizens, and discusses why and how the United States government was complicit.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Old and Dirty Gods by Pamela Cooper-White

Old and Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis by Pamela Cooper-White
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4,5 Mb
Overview: The book concludes with some parallels between the decades leading to the Holocaust and the current political situation in the U.S. and Europe, and their implications for psychoanalytic practice today.

Covering Pfister, Reik, Rank, and Spielrein as well as Freud, Cooper-White sets out how the first analysts’ position as Europe’s religious and racial "Other" shaped the development of psychoanalysis, and how these tensions continue to affect psychoanalysis today. Old and Dirty Gods will be of great interest to psychoanalysts as well as religious studies scholars.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Old and Dirty Gods by Pamela Cooper-White

Old and Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis by Pamela Cooper-White
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4,5 Mb
Overview: The book concludes with some parallels between the decades leading to the Holocaust and the current political situation in the U.S. and Europe, and their implications for psychoanalytic practice today.

Covering Pfister, Reik, Rank, and Spielrein as well as Freud, Cooper-White sets out how the first analysts’ position as Europe’s religious and racial "Other" shaped the development of psychoanalysis, and how these tensions continue to affect psychoanalysis today. Old and Dirty Gods will be of great interest to psychoanalysts as well as religious studies scholars.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Dirty Love by Tim Whitmarsh

Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel by Tim Whitmarsh
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Overview: A new account of the emergence of the Greek novel
Expands our understanding of the relationship between Greek and near-eastern literatures
Provides insights into the novel form not just for Classicists but for all students and readers of the genre
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Meghan March – Dirty Billionaire

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Dirty Dancing Official Dance Workout Video Tutorial

The Setup: A True Story of Dirty Cops Soccer Moms and Reality TV [Audiobook]

The Setup: A True Story of Dirty Cops Soccer Moms and Reality TV [Audiobook]

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Dirty Work by Anna Maxymiw

Dirty Work: My Gruelling, Glorious, Life-changing Summer In the Wilderness by Anna Maxymiw
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Overview: Lands of Lost Borders meets The Electric Woman in this vibrant coming-of-age memoir about a young woman’s fierce, filthy, exhausting, and joyous experience working at a wilderness lodge.
When Anna Maxymiw accepts a summer job as a housekeeper at a fishing lodge in Northern Ontario, she has little idea what to expect. At twenty-three, she has decided to step away from her master’s degree and city life to board a floatplane bound for the remote boreal forest.
For sixty-seven days, Anna will be working and living alongside twelve strangers. Togetherthis group of young men and women will keep the lodge running. While the fishing guides head out on the water with the fishermen who are the lodge’s guests, the women stay on land to clean and serve. Against the backdrop of a vast lake, wild storms, and hot days and eerily still nights, Anna encounters bears, bugs, and the lore surrounding the lake’s legendary pike. As the summer progresses, complex (and sometimes fraught) bonds form between the men and women who work at the lodge, the ownership of the lodge changes hands, and tensions build. And Anna notices a shift in her outlook, too: she finds herself letting go of fears and insecurities and welcoming surprises and possibilities, both good and bad, with a willingness to be changed by them.
Warm, funny, vulnerable, and wise, Dirty Work offers a singular perspective on the age-old impulse to leave familiar surroundings behind. This memoir is for anyone who has ever felt the urge to test themselves and wondered how they’d fare and who they’d be when they came out on the other side.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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Dirty Italian by Gabrielle Euvino

Dirty Italian: Everyday Slang from "What’s Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang) by Gabrielle Euvino
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Overview: Next time you’re in Italy or just chattin’ in Italian with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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All the Dirty Secrets by Marian Lanouette

Dirty Dix by means of Monica James (.M4B)

Dirty Dix by means of Monica James (Hard Love Romance #1), Ryan West (Narrator), Virginia Rose (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 297mb, 10 hrs 55 minutes
Overview: I knew she was once dangerous information when she walked into my administrative center, however I simply could not assist myself.

Filthy, horny and stuffed with surprises, Juliet is so sizzling she has me on hearth. I’ve met my fit and I will’t assist going again for extra. Then there may be Madison.she’s candy, humorous and awakens in me a fierce want to offer protection to her. But I do not do relationships. I do not in most cases do the similar girl two times.

Juliet and Madison: Two very other ladies have were given me totally hooked. Who will I make a selection?

I do know who I will have to make a selection, however I by no means mentioned I used to be the hero of this tale, and even the great man. And but even so, who needs to be just right, when it feels so just right being dangerous? My story is not for the faint-hearted. If you might be sport, strap your self in and be expecting the sudden. But do not say I did not alert you.

Achingly horny and extremely addictive, Dirty Dix, the primary within the Hard Love Romance collection, could have you hooked.
Genre: Audiobook > Fiction > Romance

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