Shakespeare After All

A super and companionable journey via all thirty-eight performs, Shakespeare in the end is definitely the right creation to the bard via one of many country’s most effective experts on his lifestyles and paintings. Drawing on her highly well known lecture classes at Yale and Harvard during the last thirty years, Marjorie Garber deals passionate and revealing readings of the performs in chronological series, from The gents of Verona to The Noble Kinsmen. Supremely readable and interesting, and entire with a finished advent to Shakespeare’s existence and occasions and an intensive bibliography, this magisterial paintings is an ever-replenishing fount of perception at the such a lot celebrated author of all time.

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Sacred Summits

By Peter Boardman

Mountain tops have lengthy been noticeable as sacred locations, domestic to gods and desires. in a single hiking yr Peter Boardman visited 3 very various sacred mountains. He begun within the New 12 months, at the South Face of the Carstensz Pyramid in New Guinea. This shark’s fin of steep limestone partitions and sweeping glaciers is the top element among the Andes and the Himalaya, and essentially the most inaccessible, emerging above thick jungle inhabited by means of warring Stone Age tribes. through the spring Boardman was once on extra wide-spread, if not often extra reassuring, floor, creating a four-man, oxygen-free try at the world’s 3rd optimum height, Kangchenjunga. Hurricane-force winds chase away their first bids at the unclimbed North Ridge, yet they ultimately stood inside ft of the summit – leaving the ultimate few yards untrodden in deference to the inhabiting deity. In October, he used to be again within the Himalaya and mountaineering the mountain so much sacred to the Sherpas: the twin-summited Gauri Sankar. well known for its technical trouble and dazzling profile, it's aptly dubbed the Eiger of the Himalaya and Boardman’s first ascent of the South Summit took a committing and gruelling twenty-three days. 3 sacred mountains, 3 very diversified expeditions, all beautifully captured by means of Boardman in Sacred Summits, his moment ebook, first released almost immediately after his demise in 1982.

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The Secrets of the FBI

By Ronald Kessler

The secrets and techniques of the FBI by way of long island instances bestselling writer Ronald Kessler unearths the FBI’s such a lot heavily guarded secrets and techniques and the secrets and techniques of celebrities, politicians, and picture stars exposed by means of brokers in the course of their investigations.

Based on within entry, the e-book offers revelations in regards to the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the hot Russian undercover agent switch, Marilyn Monroe's demise, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. For the 1st time, it tells how the FBI stuck undercover agent Robert Hanssen in its midst and the way the FBI breaks into houses, places of work, and embassies to plant bugging units with no getting caught.

From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin weighted down, The secrets and techniques of the FBI provides headline-making disclosures in regards to the most vital figures and occasions of our time.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Debatabase Book: A Must-Have Guide for Successful Debate (4th Edition)

By Robert Trapp, Editors of IDEA

Author note: creation by way of Robert Trapp

An helpful source for debaters, this booklet offers heritage, arguments and assets on nearly a hundred and fifty debate themes in parts as different as company, technological know-how and expertise, surroundings, politics, faith, tradition and schooling. one of the issues are: loss of life Penalty; Use of Torture; Animal Rights; homosexual Marriage, Genetic Screening and Reparations for Slavery. each one access provides: the answer; an creation putting the query in context; arguments seasoned and con; pattern motions; and internet hyperlinks and print assets for extra examine. geared up in a convenient A-Z structure, the booklet additionally incorporates a topical index for simple looking out.

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The Best Job in the World: How to Make a Living From Following Your Dreams

By Ben Southall

The actual tale of the guy with the easiest activity within the World

The most sensible activity within the World is the tale of the way following your passions can result in life-changing possibilities. Adventurer Ben Southall stocks his studies and classes realized because the winner of the inaugural Tourism Queensland's top task on the planet crusade, and divulges how this has resulted in ongoing possibilities considering. half autobiography, half perception into the ability of a special campaign, this e-book follows Ben's journey—from leaving the united kingdom on his personal excursion round Africa to his new function as caretaker of Hamilton Island at the nice Barrier Reef. you are going to know about the talents and reports that formed Ben's direction, including the inevitable pitfalls that he confronted alongside how to dwelling his dream.

The sole winner of the simplest task on the earth crusade, Ben's standpoint is a different one to percentage the intense demanding situations that arose from being catapulted right into a excessive profile task in an idyllic position. funny and poignant, the tale is as a lot holistic lifestyles advisor as go back and forth consultant, offering a motivational and inspirational story which can simply be the rush you would like to:

  • Get inspired—see the possibilities round you and seize them with either hands
  • Embrace the unknown, conquer life's stumbling blocks and problem expectations
  • Live out your goals and be your genuine self
  • Climb out of the rut and participate in the area round you

In The most sensible activity within the World, Ben Southall solutions the questions everyone seems to be asking: "What is it like? Is it relatively the simplest task within the world?" you will tips on how to rework your pursuits and passions right into a versatile, long term occupation, and the way following the line much less travelled may end up in dwelling your top lifestyles. if you are disenchanted, caught in a rut or simply curious, The most sensible activity within the World is a must-read story of aspiration, idea and motivation.

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The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism: Basic Doctrine, Energetics, and Classification

By Matthew Wood

The perform of conventional Western Herbalism areas the functionality of western herbs of their precise historic context, except homeopathy, conventional chinese language medication, and Ayurveda. lately there was a revival of curiosity in western herbalism, yet practitioners have not been in a position to discover its advantages as a result of a void of data at the topic—the method of drugs the herbs healthy into had all yet disappeared. To treatment the placement, herbalist Matthew wooden has researched the old-time practices and reconstructed them for contemporary use. In resuscitating western natural medication and bringing it modern, he supplies his readers a strong instrument for holistic idea and therapy. wooden makes the purpose that plant medicinal drugs, simply because they're made of a extensive diversity of chemical elements, are certainly suited to the remedy of common styles within the physique. He argues opposed to the biomedical version of standardization, during which herbs are sophisticated and marketed as though they have been medicines fitted to an actual ailment or situation.

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The Cigarette Book: The History and Culture of Smoking

By Chris Harrald

From A is for Aardvark—“We’re no longer allowed to inform you whatever approximately Winston cigarettes, so here’s a filled aardvark”—to Z is for Zippo, the enduring American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the last word memento and social gathering of the death paintings of smoking. Encyclopedic in either structure and diversity, this can be an awesome comfort present in case you have stopped, a great aide de memoire in the event you may possibly, and a defiant puff of libertarian brilliance in the event you won’t. have a good time the Hollywood age of smoking whilst movie stars lit up with glamorous abandon. Witty, illustrated, collectible, and up-to-date.

"… All people who smoke comprehend that cigarettes are risky. each is a dance with death—and the defiant smoker will say that therein lies its appeal. So every one puff is an existential gesture, an statement of selection and existence within the face of death."

in the future the final cigarette in the world could be smoked. One ultimate puff could be despatched heaven-bound, leaving a lingering, evanescent smoke ring. And the clever of this global will celebrate. simply because good judgment calls for that mankind is rid of this pernicious poison. And wasn’t that recognized truth seeker Adolf Hitler the main virulent opponent of cigarette smoking within the final century? until eventually then, learn this book.

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50 inventos y la mente que los parió

By Guillermo Summers

¿Sabía usted que a John Walker le ardía l. a. cabeza de tanto pensar y que por eso inventó una cerilla a l. a. que también le ardía los angeles cabeza? ¿Sabía usted que allá por 1852 un tal Simpson (no el de l. a. tele) empezó a utilizar el cloroformo para dormir al own sin necesidad de ver los angeles tele? ¿Sabía usted que Benjamín Franklin period científico, moralista, impresor, editor, urbanista y político, pero que paradójicamente se hizo famoso por inventar tontamente el pararrayos jugando con una cometa? ¿Sabía usted que de cada a hundred inventores, 50 son l. a. mitad?
¡Bueno, pues ya lo sabe!, y si quiere aumentar sus conocimientos sobre el tema, no lo dude, hágase con este libro.

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PR! - A Social History of Spin

By Stuart Ewen

The early years of the 20 th century have been a tricky interval for giant enterprise. company monopolies, the brutal exploitation of work, and unscrupulous enterprise practices have been the objective of blistering assaults from a muckraking press and an more and more envious public. company giants have been now not in a position to function loose from the scrutiny of the masses.“The crowd is now within the saddle,” warned Ivy Lee, considered one of America’s first company public kinfolk males. “The humans now rule. we've got substituted for the divine correct of kings, the divine correct of the multitude.” except agencies built skill for counteracting public disapproval, he counseled, their destiny will be in danger. Lee’s phrases heralded the sunrise of an period during which company snapshot administration was once to develop into a paramount function of yankee society. a few agencies, comparable to AT&T, answered inventively to the emergency. Others, like usual Oil of recent Jersey (known this day as Exxon), endured to fumble the PR ball for many years. The Age of Public relatives had begun.In this long-awaited, pathbreaking publication, Stuart Ewen tells the tale of the Age unfolding: the social stipulations that introduced it approximately; the information that encouraged the ideas of public relatives experts; the becoming use of pictures as instruments of persuasion; and, eventually, the ways in which the increase of public kin interacted with the altering dynamics of public lifestyles itself. he's taking us on a vibrant trip into the taking into consideration PR practitioners—from Edward Bernays to George Gallup—exploring probably the most major campaigns to mould the general public brain, and revealing aggravating tendencies that experience endured to the current day. utilizing formerly exclusive resources, and by way of dozens of illustrations from the earlier hundred years, Ewen sheds unsparing mild at the contours and contradictions of yank democracy at the threshold of a brand new millennium.

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