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The Muselmann at the Water Cooler

by Eli Pfefferkorn Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

A survivor of concentration camps and the Death March, Eli Pfefferkorn looks back on his Holocaust and post-Holocaust experiences to compare patterns of human behavior in extremis with those of ordinary life....


Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

by Richard Seaford Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

From the sixth century BC onward, there occurred a revolution in thought with novel ideas such as the understanding that inner self is both vital for human well-being and central to understanding the universe....


A Companion to Andrei Platonov's The Foundation Pit

by Thomas Seifrid Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Written at the height of Stalin's first "five-year plan" for the industrialization of Soviet Russia and the parallel campaign to collectivize Soviet agriculture, Andrei Platonov's The Foundation Pit registers...


The American Short Story Cycle

by Jennifer J. Smith Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The American Short Story Cycle shows the roots of modernism and postmodernism winds through the short story cycle. Reviewers ranging from the The New York Times to Amazon do not know what to call books like...


Vladimir Soloviev and the Spiritualization of Matter

by Oliver Smith Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

While he is widely acknowledged as the most important Russian thinker of the nineteenth century, Vladimir Soloviev’s place in the landscape of world philosophy nevertheless remains uncertain. Approaching him...


Surviving Sudden Environmental Change

by Jago Cooper Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities—ranging...


Cultivating Femininity

by Rebecca Corbett Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating Femininity, Rebecca Corbett...


The Englishman from Lebedian'

by J. A. E. Curtis Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

After Evgeny Zamiatin emigrated from the USSR in 1931, he was systematically airbrushed out of Soviet literary history, despite the central role he had played in the cultural life of Russia’s northern capital...


Written Culture in a Colonial Context

by Adrien Delmas Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

There is very little in the modern literature on the history of written culture that describes the specific practices related to writing that were anchored in colonial contexts. It was not just ships, soldiers,...


Silent Love

by Gerard de Vries Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is one of Vladimir Nabokov’s most autobiographical novels and it has often been observed that Sebastian’s passionate affair with the femme fatale Nina Rechnoy is a dramatized...


Words and Image in Russian History

by Maria Di Salvo Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

''Word and Image'' invokes and honors the scholarly contributions of Gary Marker. Twenty scholars from Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine and the United States examine some of the main themes of Marker’s...


New Mexico and the Pimería Alta

by John G. Douglass Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Colonialism and the process of state expansion into new territories far from the capitol and mother country have occurred for thousands of years across the globe. Within the American Southwest, colonial encounters...


Maternal Bodies

by Nora Doyle Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

This new approach to the history of motherhood examines the role the female body played in defining motherhood from the mid-eighteenth century through the first half of the nineteenth century, demonstrating...


Belomor

by Julie S. Draskoczy Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Containing analyses of everything from prisoner poetry to album covers, Belomor: Criminality and Creativity in Stalin’s Gulag moves beyond the simplistic good/evil paradigm that often accompanies Gulag scholarship....


The Consequences of Chaos

by Elizabeth G. Ferris Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Syrian displacement crisis raises fundamental questions about the relationship between action to resolve conflicts and humanitarian aid to assist the victims and demonstrates the limits of humanitarian response,...


Ruling Capital

by Kevin P. Gallagher Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite...


Kimbanguism

by Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

From the early days of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa, a Eurocentric view of Christian teaching was a primary tool in the subjugation and domination of native populations. Since 1921 Kimbanguism, an African...


City of Strangers

by Andrew Gardner Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Exploring the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to Bahrain, this study contributes significantly to our understanding of politics and society among the Persian Gulf states and of the...


Tweets and the Streets

by Paolo Gerbaudo Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the relationship...


A People's History of the Second World War

by Donny Gluckstein Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought 'from below'. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focused on the conflict between the Allied...


The Arab Spring Five Years Later

by Hafez Ghanem Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Since the series of uprisings of the Arab Spring began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, it is economic issues that are driving...


Indivisible on Offense

by Indivisible Project Open BookShelf (November 15, 2018)

Check out our guide on how to use the new tools of the majority to usher in the post-Trump era. Now that House Democrats can determine which bills get votes, there are two big opportunities to go on legislative...


Treatise on Conic Sections

by Apollonius of Perga, 262 BC-ca. 190 BC Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Treatise on Conic Sections / Apollonius of Perga; edited in modern notation with introductions, including an essay on the earlier history of the subject by T. L. Heath


Virtual Learning Design and Delivery

by Michelle Rogers-Estable Open BookShelf (August 18, 2018)

Online teaching can quickly become overwhelming. Finding ways to offer detailed and quality support, learning, and feedback, but through efficient and time-saving methods, will mean higher quality learning for...


Rethinking Health Care Ethics

by Stephen Scher Open BookShelf (August 06, 2018)

?The goal of this open access book is to develop an approach to clinical health care ethics that is more accessible to, and usable by, health professionals than the now-dominant approaches that focus, for example,...


Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming

by Peter Norvig Open BookShelf (July 31, 2018)

This book is concerned with three related topics: the field of artificial intelligence, or AI; the skill of computer programming; and the programming language Common Lisp. Careful readers of this book can expect...


Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything

by Francis daCosta Open BookShelf (July 27, 2018)

Apress is proud to announce that Rethinking the Internet of Things was a 2014 Jolt Award Finalist, the highest honor for a programming book. And the amazing part is that there is no code in the book.

Over the...


Fantasia of the Unconscious

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

I am not a proper archaeologist nor an anthropologist nor an ethnologist. I am no "scholar" of any sort. But I am very grateful to scholars for their sound work. I have found hints, suggestions for what I say...


Urbain Grandier

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

On June 2, 1630, Father Urbain Grandier, the parish priest of St.-Pierre-du-March? of Loudun, France, was accused of witchcraft by a group of Ursuline nuns. Grandier, a politically-influential priest with a...


Twilight in Italy

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This book follows Lawrence's journey from Munich across the Alps to Riva del Garda and then on to the town of Gargnano on the southern western shore of Lake Garda where he stayed from the winter of 1912 to the...


Irish Fairy Tales

by James Stephens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Irish Fairy Tales is a retelling of ten Irish folktales by the Irish author James Stephens. The English illustrator Arthur Rackham provided interior artwork, including numerous black and white illustrations...


A Christmas Sermon

by Robert Louis Stevenson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

By the time this paper appears, I shall have been talking for twelve months; and it is thought I should take my leave in a formal and seasonable manner. Valedictory eloquence is rare, and death-bed sayings have...


The Westminster Confession of Faith

by The Westminster Divines Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition. Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly, largely of the Church of England, it became...


Saint Joan

by George Bernard Shaw Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Saint Joan is a 1923 play by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw depicting the life of Joan of Arc.


Travels through France and Italy

by Tobias Smollett Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After suffering the loss of his only child, 15-year-old Elizabeth, in April of 1763, Smollett left England in June of that year. Together with his wife, he traveled across France to Nice. In the autumn of the...


The Art of War

by Niccolo Machiavelli Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Art of War (Dell'arte della guerra), is one of the lesser-read works of Florentine statesman and political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli.

The format of 'The Art of War' was in socratic dialogue. The purpose,...


The United States Constitution

by James Madison Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the...


Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Vol 2

by Lafcadio Hearn Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the changes that...


Hawthorne

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this critique of one literary genius by another, James not only considers Hawthorne as a man and a writer, but he uses his subject as a vantage point from which to present his views on American culture. James...


Fire Worship

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt: "It is a great revolution in social and domestic life, and no less so in the life of a secluded student, this almost universal exchange of the open fireplace for the cheerless and ungenial stove."


Ali Pacha

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this seventh volume of his Celebrated Crimes, Dumas tells the three tales: of the brutal excesses of Ali Pacha; the tale of the Countess of Saint Geran;and of Murat, whose courage became a legend in the days...


The Borgias

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There are dreadful -- perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgias of renaissance Italy, and here Dumas, author of such classics as THE THREE MUSKETEERS, in his Celebrated Crimes series, dishes up the dirt...


The Cenci

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Beatrice Cenci was the son of Francesco Cenci, an aristocrat who, due to his violent temper and immoral behaviour, had found himself in trouble with the papal justice more than once. In Rome, they lived in a...


Countess de Saint-Geran

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There were two tables in the principal eating-room. The provost took possession of one, leaving the other to the soldiers, who went in turn to tether their horses under a shed in the back yard; then he pointed...


Derues

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Derues Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas pere One September afternoon in 1751, towards half-past five, about a score of small boys, chattering, pushing, and tumbling over one another like a covey of partridges,...


Joan of Naples

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

It is the story of crimes against the royalty. The vast split between the masses and the elite, the frustration and aggravation in the masses, heedlessness of the authorities and the consequences thereof are...


The Marquise de Ganges

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this, the 18th of the series, Dumas explores the history of a famous French aristocratic family: that of Marie de Rossan, also known as Diane de Joannis de Roussan and as Anne-Elisabeth De Rossan, but in...


Martin Guerre

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Martin Guerre is a classic French history work by Alexandre Dumas. Martin Guerre, a French peasant of the 16th century, was at the center of a famous case of imposture. Several years after Martin Guerre had...


Vaninka

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40), and recounts the true story of brutal torture and execution in the city of St. Petersburg. A thrilling and authentic retelling...


Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen

by Aleksander Chodzko Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Includes favorite stories which are still told in Eastern Europe.