Download E-books The Nations PDF

By Ken Farmer, Buck Stienke

Winner - Laramie Award -  Classic Western - 2014
Finalist for the Elmer Kelton Awards.
 For lovers of Zane gray, Louis L'Amour, and Elmer Kelton, there is a new marshal in town.

THE countries sometimes called "Robber's Roost" and "No-Man's Land", used to be seemed within the latter a part of the nineteenth century because the bloodiest and most deadly position on this planet. it's the 12 months 1885. A infamous band of outlaws, referred to as the "Larson Gang", has been terrorizing Arkansas, Missouri and the international locations for years. pass judgement on Issac Parker, the putting pass judgement on, orders an all-out concerted attempt to seize the crowd and produce them to justice. "If they won't appreciate the legislation; then, by way of God, we are going to cause them to worry it." Marshal Bass Reeves, the 1st black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi, together with his accomplice Jack McGann, different deputies and Indian Lighthorse are tasked to take the youngest member of the group, Ben Larson, at the treacherous trip to castle Smith with their prisoner shackled to the mattress of the Tumbleweed Wagon. "It isn't the severity of the punishment that's the deterrent... however the sure bet of it." - pass judgement on Issac C. Parker. The countries blends ancient and fictional characters to create a fast moving motion western.

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Download E-books Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet PDF

By Nigel Clark

The connection among social idea and earth methods is an oddly overlooked a part of the social sciences.

This fascinating booklet deals to make sturdy the deficit by way of exploring how human task and planetary tactics influence upon one another. The book:

• offers a miles wanted in-depth inquiry into the unstable courting among human lifestyles and the actual earth

• Considers the social and political implications of always taking into consideration the earth as a dynamic planet

• Asks what we will study from normal catastrophes and from those that have lived via them

• deals an inter-disciplinary standpoint bringing jointly insights from sociology, geography, philosophy and earth / existence sciences.

The result's a landmark paintings that might be of curiosity to readers around the social sciences and arts in addition to environmental reviews and catastrophe reports.

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Download E-books Nation PDF

By Terry Pratchett

When a massive wave destroys his village, Mau is the single one left. Daphne—a vacationer from the opposite facet of the globe—is the only survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by means of language and customs, the 2 are united via disaster. Slowly, they're joined by means of different refugees. And as they try to guard the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, problem demise himself, and discover a long-hidden mystery that actually turns the area upside down.

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Download E-books Bluebeard's Legacy: Death and Secrets from Bartók to Hitchcock (New Encounters: Arts, Cultures, Concepts) PDF

The story of the serial wife-murderer Bluebeard, his defiant, and surviving, ultimate spouse, a bloodied key and a mystery chamber of horrors, has involved writers, composers, artists and film-makers all through sleek instances. it's a detailed tale that dares to reveal and discover masculine violence: the homme fatal.

This  transdisciplinary booklet explores the deep attraction of the Bluebeard tale for twentieth-century tradition. Its significant concentration is how the modernist mind's eye used the weather of Bluebeard’s story to discover masculinity’s anxieties within the face of the rising calls for of girls for redefinition and sexual equality: anxieties additionally of ethnic and cultural distinction, and primary disquiet approximately sexuality, pathology and violence within the masculine.

Starting with investigations into Bartók’s opera 'Duke Bluebeard’s Castle', significant cultural thinkers, together with Elisabeth Bronfen, Ian Christie, Griselda Pollock and Maria Tatar, hint Bluebeard’s evolution from Perrault within the 17th century  to the cinematic hommes fatals of Méliès, Fritz Lang and Hitchcock.

The result's an interesting kaleidoscope of sexuality, interest, violence and death.

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Download E-books Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture PDF

By Carl E. Schorske

A landmark e-book from one of many actually unique students of our time: a powerful revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna the place out of a hindrance of political and social disintegration rather a lot of contemporary paintings and notion was once born.

"Not purely is it a wonderful exploration of numerous features of early modernism of their political context; it's a trademark of the way the self-discipline of highbrow background is presently practiced by means of its such a lot capable and impressive craftsmen. it's also a relocating vindication of historic research itself, within the face of modernism's defiant advice that heritage is obsolete."

-- David A. Hollinger, heritage booklet membership Review

"Each of [the seven separate experiences] might be learn separately....Yet they're so artfully designed and built-in that person who reads them so as is inspired by means of the book's wholeness and the momentum of its argument."

-- Gordon A. Craig, the recent Republic

"A profound work...on essentially the most very important chapters of contemporary highbrow historical past" -- H.R. Trevor-Roper, entrance web page, the hot York instances publication Review

"Invaluable to the social and political historian...as good as to these extra curious about the humanities" -- John Willett, the recent York evaluation of Books

"A paintings of unique synthesis and scholarship. Engrossing."

-- Newsweek

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Download E-books The New Yorker (8 & 15 February 2016) PDF

The recent Yorker is an American journal of reportage, remark, feedback, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry released through Conde Nast courses. beginning as a weekly within the mid-1920s, the journal is now released forty seven instances consistent with yr, with 5 of those concerns protecting two-week spans. even supposing its studies and occasions listings frequently specialize in cultural lifetime of manhattan urban, the hot Yorker has a large viewers outdoor of latest York and united states. it really is popular in its commentaries on pop culture and whimsical Americana; its recognition to fashionable fiction via the inclusion of brief tales and literary experiences; its rigorous truth checking and copyediting; its journalism on international politics and social matters; and its well-known, single-panel cartoons sprinkled all through every one factor.

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Download E-books The Cult of Mac (Paperback edition) PDF

By Leander Kahney

No product in the world enjoys the devotion of a Macintosh laptop. Famously devoted to their machines, many Mac lovers devour, sleep and breathe Macintosh. In The Cult of Mac, stressed out information dealing with editor Leander Kahney takes an in-depth examine Mac clients and their designated, inventive, and infrequently very humorous tradition. From those who get Mac tattoos and haircuts, to people who provide their residences out of empty Mac packing containers, the booklet information Mac fandom in all of its types. This paperback version contains an all-new bankruptcy concerning the iPod, updates all through, and new images that mirror present Apple technology.

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Download E-books The New Yorker (March 14 2016) PDF

The hot Yorker is an American journal of reportage, statement, feedback, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry released by way of Conde Nast guides. beginning as a weekly within the mid-1920s, the journal is now released forty seven instances according to 12 months, with 5 of those matters overlaying two-week spans. even supposing its studies and occasions listings frequently specialize in cultural lifetime of manhattan urban, the hot Yorker has a large viewers outdoor of recent York and united states. it's popular in its commentaries on pop culture and whimsical Americana; its cognizance to trendy fiction through the inclusion of brief tales and literary experiences; its rigorous truth checking and copyediting; its journalism on global politics and social matters; and its well-known, single-panel cartoons sprinkled all through every one issue.

Table of Contents:

The Political Scene
The subject of Black Lives
BY JELANI COBB

A Reporter at Large
The higher the Sinner
BY DAMON TABOR

Annals of Justice
The List
BY SARAH STILLMAN

Letter from Washington
The Billionaires’ Loophole
BY ALEC MACGILLIS

Shouts & Murmurs
Application to Be a superb courtroom Justice
BY PAUL RUDNICK

Fiction
For the Best
BY ANN BEATTIE

Comment
American Demagogue
BY DAVID REMNICK

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Download E-books Art of Death: Visual Culture in the English Death Ritual c.1500 - c.1800 PDF

By Nigel Llewellyn

How did our ancestors die? while in our personal day the topic of loss of life is generally shunned, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and techniques of loss of life have been current and instant. humans not just surrounded themselves with keepsake mori, additionally they sought to maintain alive thoughts of these who had long gone prior to. This continuous disagreement with loss of life used to be better through a wealthy tradition of visible artifacts. In The paintings of Death, Nigel Llewellyn explores the meanings at the back of an mind-blowing variety of those artifacts, and describes the attitudes and practices which lay at the back of their construction and use.

Illustrated and defined during this e-book are an array of little-known items and photographs corresponding to death's head spoons, jewels and swords, mourning-rings and enthusiasts, wax effigies, church monuments, Dance of dying prints, funeral invites and ephemera, in addition to works through famous artists, together with Holbein, Hogarth and Blake.

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Download E-books How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain PDF

By Leah Price

How to Do issues with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our tradition got here to frown on utilizing books for any objective except studying. whilst did the coffee-table publication develop into an item of scorn? Why did legislations courts forbid witnesses to kiss the Bible? What made Victorian cartoonists mock commuters who concealed at the back of the newspaper, women who matched their books' binding to their costume, and servants who decreased newspapers to fish 'n' chips wrap?

laying off new gentle on novels through Thackeray, Dickens, the Brontës, Trollope, and Collins, in addition to the city sociology of Henry Mayhew, Leah fee additionally uncovers the lives and afterlives of nameless spiritual tracts and family manuals. From knickknacks to wastepaper, books mattered to the Victorians in ways in which can't be defined through their published content material on my own. And even if displayed, defaced, exchanged, or discarded, revealed subject participated, and nonetheless participates, in a variety of transactions that stretches some distance past reading.

Supplementing shut readings with a delicate reconstruction of ways Victorians suggestion and felt approximately books, expense deals a brand new version for integrating literary conception with cultural heritage. How to Do issues with Books in Victorian Britain reshapes our figuring out of the interaction among phrases and items within the 19th century and beyond.

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