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RUSSIA IN 1919 By BY ARTHUR RANSOME
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On August 27, 1914, in London, I made this note in a memorandum book: "Met Arthur Ransome at_____'s; discussed a book on the Russian's relation to the war in the light of psychological... More > background--folklore." The book was not written but the idea that instinctively came to him pervades his every utterance on things Russian. The versatile man who commands more than respect as the biographer of Poe and Wilde; as the (translator of and commentator on Remy de Gourmont; as a folklorist, has shown himself to be consecrated to the truth. The document that Mr. Ransome hurried out of Russia in the early days of the Soviet government (printed in the New Republic and then widely circulated as a pamphlet), was the first notable appeal from a non-Russian to the American people for fair play in a crisis understood then even less than now.< Less
The Sword and The Pen: Two Swashbuckling Stories By Egerton Castle
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Egerton Castle, famous as a pioneer of the late-Victorian revival of Elizabethan swordsmanship, was also a very accomplished novelist. "The Sword and the Pen" compiles Castle's two... More > greatest short stories of swashbuckling romance and intrigue, both set at the turn of the 1600s. "My Rapier and My Daughter" is a witty, lighthearted tale of star-crossed lovers, played out almost entirely within the rapier fencing academy of Master Vincentio Saviolo. "The Great Todescan's Secret Thrust" concerns the quest of a young English bravo to learn the invincible killing stroke of a mysterious master swordsman. As a bonus, Tony Wolf's biographical essay "Egerton Castle, the Romantic Swordsman" describes Castle's many achievements as a Renaissance man of the late 19th century. Highly recommended for all lovers of fencing fiction!< Less
She Stoops to Conquer; Or, The Mistakes of a Night: A Comedy By Oliver Goldsmith
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an... More > Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765).Goldsmith's birth date and year are not known with certainty. According to the Library of Congress authority file, he told a biographer that he was born on 10 November 1728. The location of his birthplace is also uncertain. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Goldsmith< Less
The Beaux-Stratagem By George Farquhar
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Farquhar (1677 – 29 April 1707) was an Irish... More > dramatist. He is noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy, particularly for his plays The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707).Born in Derry, Farquhar was one of seven children born to William Farquhar, a clergyman of modest means. The author of "Memoirs of Mr. George Farquhar," a biographical sketch prefixed to certain 18th century editions of his works, claims that FarquharHe was educated at Foyle College and later entered Trinity College, Dublin at age 17 as a sizar under the patronage of the Bishop of Dromore, who may have been related to Farquhar's mother. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Farquhar< Less
Literary History of Assyrians – Volume 3 By Dr. Pera Sarmas
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Literary History of Assyrians is the major work of Dr. Pera Sarmas (1901-1972) and remains an important source for the history of modern Assyrian literature. Sarmas was born in the village of Adah... More > and studied at the Lazarist and American mission schools in Urmia and Tabriz. In 1923 he came to the United States to study medicine at Loyola University of Chicago. He returned to Iran and enjoyed a distinguished career as doctor while also playing an important role in the Assyrian literary renaissance that emerged in Iran after WWII. In addition to his history of Assyrian literature, he also produced a modern Assyrian translation of the Laughable Stories of Bar Hebraeus, a dictionary, and an important work on Assyrian identity and nationalism entitled “Who are we?.” Volume 3 focuses on writers of modern Assyrian in the 20th century and includes many samples of writing along with biographical details of the writers. The contents of this volume is entirely in the Assyrian language.< Less
Hard cover A Secret van Gogh. His Motif and Motives By Antonino Saggio
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This book investigates a complex layer of mysteries and clues concealed in van Gogh's paintings and biography. New points of view on the painter’s life are introduced and a foundation is laid... More > for the interpretation of the iconography within his work. The book deduces from the painter’s biography: a previously unexplored interpretation of the final argument with Gauguin; the critical role played by Rachel, la «jeune fille» d’Arles working in rue des Récollets, in the final years of the painter’s life; Theo’s role in quelling the scandal of the December 23rd ear amputation and Gauguin’s ensuing arrest; The author underscores his thesis though a series of details in van Gogh’s works, the painter’s own letters, and by re-visiting well known events in his life. This juxtaposing of biographical facts with the psychological origins of the works posits an exciting new thesis in "A Secret of Van Gogh: His Motif and Motives" that will be of great interest to a wide audience of readers.< Less
A secret van Gogh. His Motif and Motives By Antonino Saggio
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This book investigates a complex layer of mysteries and clues concealed in van Gogh's paintings and biography. New points of view on the painter’s life are introduced and a foundation... More > is laid for the interpretation of the iconography within his work. The book deduces from the painter’s biography: a previously unexplored interpretation of the final argument with Gauguin; the critical role played by Rachel, la «jeune fille» d’Arles working in rue des Récollets, in the final years of the painter’s life; Theo’s role in quelling the scandal of the December 23rd ear amputation and Gauguin’s ensuing arrest; The author underscores his thesis though a series of details in van Gogh’s works, the painter’s own letters, and by re-visiting well known events in his life. This juxtaposing of biographical facts with the psychological origins of the works posits an exciting new thesis in "A Secret of Van Gogh: His Motif and Motives" that will be of great interest to a wide audience of readers.< Less
Jimmy By James Gerdeman
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This is a book filled with laughter, fun and curiosity for its readers. It tells the story of Jimmy, his brothers and friends growing with the freedom to explore in Kalida, Ohio, a community... More > comprised of people who participated together to improve the lives of everyone. Family and friends make up the central theme. They all knew each other so the sense of support and confidence always prevailed. This is a biographical look at a small town during the 1950’s. It shows how the residents of Ohio, Putnam County, and nearby areas lived. The fun they shared playing at Big Bend and the stories about the church socials, Pioneer Days and the county fairs will make you laugh out loud. The lives of these young boys will entertain you. Family vacations filled with fishing, swimming and the make do rental cabins are comical. This story portrays how one family lived their lives and how the community was the backdrop for Jimmy’s innocent freedom.< Less
Brother of a Company By PJ Magee
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PJ Magee’s collection reflects the interior monologue of the migrant worker, from youth to age, from Ireland to Canada and finally to England. These poems, conversations with the self... More > uprooted from a former life, seek to grasp shifting cultural and emotional landscapes. Dates of composition accompany each poem to fix biographical relevance. Loss, love, family, age and mortality are among themes weighed and contemplated in poems embodying a muscular expressiveness. Born in Co. Tyrone in 1941, the author served in the RCAF where he learnt to play poker. Factory and building work ensued, then an exhibition in English at Oxford where he realised fine words and nice girls were not sinful. There followed work in the Northern Ireland civil service during the troubles, in the New Towns programme in Peterborough and in the courts service in Cambridge. PJ Magee’s poetry has appeared in journals and magazines in Ireland and England.< Less
Jordan Peterson and the Second Religiousness: Explaining the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon By John Tierney
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Jordan Peterson, a modern phenomenon with legions of fans and an equally substantial number of detractors, has appeared as if from nowhere and achieved such polarizing prominence that he is clearly... More > riding the cultural wave. It is vital to understand the cultural circumstances underlying the rise to fame of such people. This book is neither for nor against Peterson, although it advances a degree of critical appraisal. His precise views are not the central subject of this book. Nor are his biographical details. Instead, this book concerns the historical forces that are now at play, which, for the conservative wing of the political spectrum, Peterson crystallizes perhaps better than anyone else, with the single exception of Donald Trump. Where Trump is an active executive agent of the spirit of the times – actually taking critical decisions and directly shaping events – Peterson may be viewed in more passive terms as providing an intellectual justification for Trump and his base.< Less

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