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Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order

by Hal Brands and Charles Edel Yale University Press
Pub Date:
04/2019
ISBN:
9780300238242
Format:
Hbk 216 pages

The ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding...

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Famous Last Words: An Anthology

by Claire Cock-Starkey Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781851242511
Format:
Hbk 112 pages

Who said ‘I should have drunk more champagne’? Did Nelson really utter ‘Kiss me Hardy’ from his deathbed? Which statesman was,...

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We Are Not Amused: Victorian Views on Pronunciation as Told in the Pages of Punch

by David Crystal Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9781851244782
Format:
Hbk 96 pages

Pronunciation governs our regional and social identity more powerfully than any other aspect of spoken language. No wonder, then,...

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Epitaphs: A Dying Art

by Samuel Fanous Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781851244515
Format:
Hbk 160 pages

Epitaphs are a unique artform. In previous centuries they were regarded as an opportunity to celebrate, mourn, reflect on, philosophize,...

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Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society

by Martin Large Hawthorn Press
Pub Date:
01/2010
ISBN:
9781903458983
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

Just when 'the market' nearly took over all areas of life, the credit, climate and democratic crunches came along, challenging...

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Monkey and the Tiger: Two Chinese Detective Stories

by Robert van Gulik University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2004
ISBN:
9780226848693
Format:
Pbk 152 pages

The Monkey and The Tiger includes two detective stories, 'The Morning of the Monkey' and 'The Night of the Tiger.' In the first,...

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Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories

by Robert van Gulik University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2004
ISBN:
9780226848662
Format:
Pbk 184 pages

The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T#`ang...

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Quotations for All Occasions

by Compiled by Catherine Frank Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
10/2003
ISBN:
9780231112918
Format:
Pb+ 300 pages

From menopause to moving in, from a first date to losing weight, this ingeniously organized book of quotations fills a gap on...

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Emperor's Pearl: A Judge Dee Mystery

by Robert van Gulik University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2004
ISBN:
9780226848723
Format:
Pbk 192 pages

It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of...

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More New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times

by Constance Rosenblum New York University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780814776551
Format:
Pb+ 308 pages

What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the...

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Prisoners' Inventions

by Temporary Services and WhiteWalls WhiteWalls
Pub Date:
09/2005
ISBN:
9780945323020
Format:
Pbk 119 pages

Imagine, if you will, that your house spans six by nine feet, your mattress is just two inches thick, you are known to your neighbors...

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Four Words for Friend: Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever

by Marek Kohn Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9780300231083
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it’s easy to assume that the...

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Martini, Straight Up: The Classic American Cocktail (POD)

by Lowell Edmunds Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2003
ISBN:
9780801873119
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

From its contested origins in nineteenth-century California; through its popularity among the smart set of the 1930s, world leaders...

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Animal Activists' Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today's World

by Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich Lantern Books
Pub Date:
03/2009
ISBN:
9781590561201
Format:
Pbk 128 pages

Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich take the plight of the world's animals seriously and have dedicated their lives to ending their...

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When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

by M V Lee Badgett New York University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780814709306
Format:
Pb+ 307 pages

Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s 44th Division (the Society for...

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