The Smoking Book by Lesley Stern

By Lesley Stern

The Smoking booklet is a dreamlike constitution outfitted at the good origin of 2 questions: how does it suppose to smoke, and what does smoking suggest? Lesley Stern, in an leading edge, hybrid kind of writing, muses on those questions via intersecting tales and essays that attach, extend, and agreement like smoke earrings floating during the air.

Stern writes of addictions and passionate attachments, of the physique and physically excitement, of autobiography and cultural background. Smoking is Stern's seductive pretext, her manner of getting into unknown and mysterious areas. The Smoking e-book starts with intimate and shiny debts of starting to be up on a tobacco farm in colonial Rhodesia, memories that permeate next tours into precolonial tobacco creation and postcolonial existence in Zimbabwe, in addition to dramatic vignettes set in Australia, the us, Scotland, Italy, Japan, and South the US. Stern has written a ebook, right now intensely own and kaleidoscopically overseas, that weaves the intimate act of a solitary individual smoking a cigarette right into a extensive cultural photograph of wish, alternate, achievement, and the acts that bind humans jointly, both in lasting methods or via ephemeral encounters.

The Smoking booklet is for a person who has ever smoked or enjoyed a smoker (against their higher judgment); it's if you happen to have by no means smoked or should you mourn the lack of cigarettes as they might grieve for a misplaced good friend. yet in general, The Smoking publication is for all people who find themselves smoldering nonetheless.

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Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte : by Martin L. West

By Martin L. West

*From Preface

Preface

In Iambi et E legt Graeci (Oxford, 1971-2) i've got accrued the continues to be of pre-Alexandrian elegy and iambus. the current stories are a derivative of the version and meant to be learn along side it. to a point they're an apologia for it, in that they serve to provide an explanation for a number of the offerings I made, in recognize of inclusion or exclusion of fabric, association, and textual questions. to a point they require an apologia themselves. They flagrantly lack homogeneity and formal solidarity: the cohesion is within the box of analysis. i would might be have written a extra encyclopaedic ebook or remark on those poets, which might were greater proportioned and extra largely bought, simply I had now not the tummy for it. All i needed used to be to post what I needed to say that used to be new. i'll have performed so in a sequence of articles; yet in addition to including to congestion in periodicals, that will absolutely were much less handy if you have an interest in those issues. i'm wakeful, particularly for the reason that examining the proofs, that i've got occasionally acknowledged my perspectives in a slightly compressed and elliptical approach. i will be able to in simple terms desire that this has now not ended in genuine obscurity. The reader who unearths it attempting may possibly locate it a convenience to mirror how a lot he or his library may need needed to pay for the publication if I had written extra spaciously. i'd were extra ashamed of the other fault. i have to thank the publishers and their editors for accepting the paintings for this sequence, and for the care they've got taken over its production.

Oxford, March 1974
M. L. West

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The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the by Joseph Braude

By Joseph Braude

The Arab Islamic global is understood for spiritual extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of possible unshakable regimes—but if whatever has develop into transparent, it’s that our knowing of the zone continues to be shrouded and incomplete. The seeds of revolution, radicalism, and—possibly—reform are buried within the person tales of thousands of individuals whose lives ascertain the fates in their societies, humans whose motivations are as universal, and as unusual, as our own.

Here is a type of stories—and the tale of the way this global is being remodeled, one existence at a time.
 
Joseph Braude is the 1st Western journalist ever to safe embed prestige with an Arab protection strength, assigned to a hardened unit of detectives in Casablanca who deal with every little thing from busting al-Qaeda cells to fixing homicides. at some point he’s given the dossier for a probably general homicide: a tender protect at a warehouse killed in what seems to be a theft long past incorrect. Braude is intrigued through the main points of the case: the sheer brutality of the homicide, the identities of the accused—a soldier—and the sufferer, a shadowy migrant with hyperlinks to a thorough cleric, and the peculiar position: a warehouse owned through a prosperous member of 1 of the few thriving Jewish groups within the Arab international. After interviewing the victim’s ally, who tearfully insists that the real tale of the homicide has been coated up via strong pursuits, Braude commits to attending to the ground of it.

Braude’s dicy pursuit of the surprising fact at the back of the homicide takes him from cosmopolitan Marrakesh to the proud Berber heartland, from the houses of the wealthiest and strongest humans within the kingdom to the backstreets of Casablanca, the place migrants come to make fortunes, jihad, and hassle, yet usually prove simply attempting to live to tell the tale with dignity. The commemorated Dead is a well timed and riveting secret a couple of society in transition, the facility of the reality, and the irrepressible human want for justice.

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The American Civil War, Volume 4: The War in the West by Joseph T. Glatthaar

By Joseph T. Glatthaar

Union army forces suffered short-term defeat via sustained luck within the Western Theater in the course of the moment 1/2 the yank Civil warfare. Following the Union's defeat at Chickamauga, Ulysses S. furnish took command at Chattanooga and orchestrated a amazing victory which cleared the path for a Union enhance opposed to Atlanta, a accomplice urban moment in significance simply to Richmond. This publication strains the occasions that surrounded the trap of Atlanta, by means of Sherman's well-known crusade of destruction during the southern inside which culminated in April 1865 with the hand over of the final significant accomplice box military at Durham Station, North Carolina.

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Vimy by Pierre Burton

By Pierre Burton

On Easter Monday 1917 with a snowstorm blowing of their faces, the 4 divisions of the Canadian Corps in France seized and held the best-defended German bastion at the Western entrance - the muddy scarp of Vimy Ridge. The British had didn't take the Ridge, and so had the French who had misplaced 150,000 males within the try out. but those tremendous colonial troops did so in a morning on the expense of in basic terms 10,000 casualties.

The writer recounts this notable feat of fingers with either velocity and elegance. He has accumulated many own debts from infantrymen who fought at Vimy. He describes the commanders and the boys, the association and the educational, and mainly notes the thorough practise for the assault from which the British basic employees may have learnt a lot. The motion is positioned in the context either one of the conflict of Arras, of which this assault was once half, and as a milestone within the improvement of Canada as a country.

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La prima marcia su Roma by Luciano Canfora

By Luciano Canfora

"All'età di diciannove anni, di mia iniziativa e a mie spese, misi insieme un esercito, grazie al quale liberai los angeles Repubblica dal dominio dei faziosi." Così iniziano le "Res Gestae Divi Augusti", fatte incidere come suo testamento da Augusto ormai vecchio. Un testo minaccioso con il quale Augusto rivendicava l. a. legalità della sua inquietante carriera politica. Ben diverso è il resoconto che ne dà Tacito, grande smascheratore del linguaggio politico: los angeles devozione in step with il padre Cesare e los angeles situazione politica di emergenza erano stati solo pretesti according to l. a. sete di dominio di Ottaviano Augusto che non esitò a schierarsi dalla parte dei cesaricidi, osò arruolare un esercito privato e lo mosse contro Antonio, ebbe quasi sicuramente una oscura parte nella morte dei due consoli in carica e alla nice puntò sulla capitale scortato dall'esercito vincitore. A diciannove anni, si fece attribuire l. a. massima magistratura imponendo come collega un parente che period una semplice comparsa, liquidata fisicamente dopo poche settimane; atterrì, armi in pugno, il Senato imponendogli di avallare una procedura sfacciatamente incostituzionale; avviò, creando una inedita magistratura straordinaria - il "triumvirato" -, le più feroci proscrizioni. Questa l. a. "marcia su Roma" di Gaio Giulio Cesare Ottaviano, figlio adottivo di Cesare, e futuro Augusto, il 19 agosto dell'anno forty three a.C.

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The Book of Honor : The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA by Ted Gup

By Ted Gup

Within the front of the CIA headquarters looms a massive marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died within the line of accountability. respectable CIA documents basically identify thirty-five of them, even if. Undeterred by way of claims that revealing the identities of those "nameless stars" may well compromise nationwide safeguard, Ted Gup taken care of via hundreds of thousands of records and interviewed over four hundred CIA officials in his try and convey their long-hidden tales to gentle. the results of this striking paintings of research is a stunning glimpse on the genuine lives of mystery brokers, and an extraordinary historical past of the main compelling-and controversial-department of the USA govt.

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The Third Crusade 1191: Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and by Nicolle

By Nicolle

The conflict among King Richard I ‘The Lionheart’ of britain and Saladin has turn into mythical. through the a while, army lovers were enthusiastic about the method of the resolute, seriously armed Anglo-Saxon military as opposed to their extra evenly armed rivals. Richard’s lack of ability to recapture Jerusalem used to be disappointing, however it proved to the crusaders that Saladin used to be no longer invincible. This publication describes the fight that has advanced right into a mythic crusade for the Holy urban of Jerusalem, supplying an in-depth examine the conflict, the personalities concerned and the strategies hired via every one military.

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Droughts Food and Culture Ecological Change and Food by Fekri A. Hassan

By Fekri A. Hassan

Contemporary droughts in Africa and in other places on this planet, from China to Peru, have severe implications for nutrients protection and grave effects for neighborhood and overseas politics. the problems don't simply difficulty the plight of African peoples, but additionally our international ecological destiny. worldwide climatic alterations develop into take place before everything in areas which are marginal or volatile. Africa's Sahel area is without doubt one of the so much delicate climatic areas on the earth and the occasions that experience gripped that area starting within the 1970's have been the 1st indicator of an important shift in international weather conditions. This paintings goals to convey archaeology with the area on modern human affairs and to forge a brand new method for dealing with environmental difficulties from an archaeological viewpoint. utilizing the later prehistory of Africa as a comparability, the application of this methodological procedure in examining tradition swap and assessing long term reaction to present, international climatic fluctuations is tested and understood. This quantity may be of curiosity to archaeologists, African old researchers, and any business enterprise within the worldwide environmental, and ecological fields.

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