Strength In What Remains

Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812977610
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Presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returns to his native land to help people in both countries.

The Birth Of Venus Random House Reader S Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition

Author: Sarah Dunant
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679645497
Size: 38.80 MB
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This new deluxe eBook edition features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text, which contain new illustrations and photographs, to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, which is sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florence palazzo. A child of the Renaissance with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the artist’s abilities. But Alessandra’s parents have made plans for their daughter, and she is soon married off to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, the reign of the Medicis, with their love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, is being threatened by the hellfire preaching and increasing brutality of the fundamentalist monk Savonarola and his reactionary followers. As the city shudders with violence and change, Alessandra must find her own way—and finally explore the passions she’s kept so long at bay. “Simply amazing, so brilliantly written . . . almost intolerably exciting at times, and at others, equally poignant.”—Antonia Fraser “A broad mural bursting with color, passion, and intrigue.”—People

The Dead Sea Scrolls And Contemporary Culture

Author: Adolfo D. Roitman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004196145
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This volume contains the proceedings of the international conference held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in July 2008 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Black Book

Author: M. A. Harris
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1400068487
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"A folk journey of Black America...beautiful, haunting, curious, and human." - from the introduction by Bill Cosby. Over 200 photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Literature And Politics Today The Political Nature Of Modern Fiction Poetry And Drama

Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069936X
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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

American Countercultures An Encyclopedia Of Nonconformists Alternative Lifestyles And Radical Ideas In U S History

Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317477294
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Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

Forbes

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Di Logos

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