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1984 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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1984 by , Summary

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

The Ministry of Truth

The Ministry of Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorian Lynskey
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0385544065
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The Ministry of Truth by Dorian Lynskey Summary

"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.” --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop. 1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history.

It Can't Happen Here

It Can't Happen Here Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sinclair Lewis
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241310679
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It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis Summary

'An eerily prescient foreshadowing of current affairs' Guardian 'Not only Lewis's most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in the United States' New Yorker A vain, outlandish, anti-immigrant, fearmongering demagogue runs for President of the United States - and wins. Sinclair Lewis's chilling 1935 bestseller is the story of Buzz Windrip, 'Professional Common Man', who promises poor, angry voters that he will make America proud and prosperous once more, but takes the country down a far darker path. As the new regime slides into authoritarianism, newspaper editor Doremus Jessup can't believe it will last - but is he right? This cautionary tale of liberal complacency in the face of populist tyranny shows it really can happen here.

The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games

The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip D’Agati
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137360259
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The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games by Philip D’Agati Summary

The Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games is explained as the result of a complex series of events and policies that culminated in a strategic decision to not participate in Los Angeles. Using IR framework, D'Agati developes and argues for the concept of surrogate wars as an alternative means for conflict between states.

The Year Book Of World Affairs 1984

The Year Book Of World Affairs 1984 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George W Keeton,Georg Schwarzenberger
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000612430
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The Year Book Of World Affairs 1984 by George W Keeton,Georg Schwarzenberger Summary

First published in 1984. The final volume. The Council of the London Institute of World Affairs has carefully reconsidered the lessons to be drawn from the Institute's record in its first half-century and reshaped its plans of activities for the 1980s. As in an earlier "cold peace" era, the Council is united in its resolve not to be taken by surprise by any of the contingencies that, on a darkening world scene , must be anticipated in medium-range planning. It is thus only in keeping with comparable action taken in earlier phases of the Institute's existence that the Council has decided to suspend the publication of the Year Book after this Volume .

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justin Richardson,Peter Parnell
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481460951
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And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson,Peter Parnell Summary

The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

Stress, Appraisal, and Coping

Stress, Appraisal, and Coping Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard S. Lazarus, PhD,Susan Folkman, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826141927
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Stress, Appraisal, and Coping by Richard S. Lazarus, PhD,Susan Folkman, PhD Summary

The reissue of a classic work, now with a foreword by Daniel Goleman! Here is a monumental work that continues in the tradition pioneered by co-author Richard Lazarus in his classic book Psychological Stress and the Coping Process. Dr. Lazarus and his collaborator, Dr. Susan Folkman, present here a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping which have become major themes of theory and investigation. As an integrative theoretical analysis, this volume pulls together two decades of research and thought on issues in behavioral medicine, emotion, stress management, treatment, and life span development. A selective review of the most pertinent literature is included in each chapter. The total reference listing for the book extends to 60 pages. This work is necessarily multidisciplinary, reflecting the many dimensions of stress-related problems and their situation within a complex social context. While the emphasis is on psychological aspects of stress, the book is oriented towards professionals in various disciplines, as well as advanced students and educated laypersons. The intended audience ranges from psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and social workers to sociologists, anthropologists, medical researchers, and physiologists.

Why Orwell Matters

Why Orwell Matters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Hitchens
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786725893
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Why Orwell Matters by Christopher Hitchens Summary

"Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the twenty-first century." --Boston Globe In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, the masterful polemicist Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. True to his contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the façade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture toward which he exhibited much ambivalence. Whether thinking about empires or dictators, race or class, nationalism or popular culture, Orwell's moral outlook remains indispensable in a world that has undergone vast changes in the seven decades since his death. Combining the best of Hitchens' polemical punch and intellectual elegance in a tightly woven and subtle argument, this book addresses not only why Orwell matters today, but how he will continue to matter in a future, uncertain world.

My Ideal Bookshelf

My Ideal Bookshelf Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thessaly La Force
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316225002
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My Ideal Bookshelf by Thessaly La Force Summary

The books that we choose to keep -- let alone read -- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

Literature 1984

Literature 1984 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Böhme,Prof. Dr. Walter Fricke,H. Hefele,Inge Heinrich,W. Hofmann,D. Krahn,V. R. Matas,Dr. Lutz D. Schmadel,G. Zech
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Literature 1984 by S. Böhme,Prof. Dr. Walter Fricke,H. Hefele,Inge Heinrich,W. Hofmann,D. Krahn,V. R. Matas,Dr. Lutz D. Schmadel,G. Zech Summary

Burmese Days

Burmese Days Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1529038243
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Burmese Days by George Orwell Summary

In Burmese Days, George Orwell, one of the most famous writers in the English language, draws on his own experience of living and working in Burma to write an unflinching novel about the dark side of imperialism. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by journalist and writer David Eimer. John Flory is a disillusioned timber merchant based in the remote town of Kyauktada in 1920s Burma. Whilst his English peers gather night after night to drink and gossip in their exclusive club, Flory has embraced local life – his best friend is Dr Veraswami and his mistress is Ma Hla May. The slow, sticky, hot days are interrupted by the arrival of the young and beautiful Elizabeth. And when the club is forced to elect a non-white member, Flory is caught up in an increasingly hostile and dangerous feud.

The Russian Peasant 1920 and 1984

The Russian Peasant 1920 and 1984 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Ernest Frederick Smith
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135781494
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The Russian Peasant 1920 and 1984 by Robert Ernest Frederick Smith Summary

First published in 1977, The Russian Peasant 1920 and 1984 is a significant contribution to history.


1984 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pav Singh
Editor: Allison & Busby Ltd
ISBN: 1911271121
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1984 by Pav Singh Summary

In November 1984, the ruling elite of the world's largest democracy conspired to murder thousands of their country's citizens in genocidal massacres reminiscent of Nazi-era Germany while the world watched on. Over four days, armed mobs brutally and systematically butchered, torched and raped members of the minority Sikh community living in Delhi and elsewhere. The sheer scale of the killings exceeded the combined civilian death tolls of the conflict in Northern Ireland, Tiananmen Square and 9/11. In Delhi alone 3,000 people were killed. The full extent of what took place has yet to be fully acknowledged. This definitive account based on harrowing victim testimonies and official accounts reveals how the largest mass crime against humanity in India's modern history was perpetrated by politicians and covered up with the help of the police, judiciary and media. The failings of Western governments - who turned a blind eye to the atrocities for fear of losing trade contracts worth billions - are also exposed.

The Terminator: 1984 #2

The Terminator: 1984 #2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zack Whedon
Editor: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
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The Terminator: 1984 #2 by Zack Whedon Summary

Kyle Reese nears the completion of his mission in the past when he locates Sarah Connor in 1984 Los Angeles. However, protecting her from the Terminator sent to kill her proves more difficult than he realized. In 2029 Kyle had backup, advanced weaponry, and obvious targets--now he's on his own against killer machines that look just like people. Fortunately, Ben is making progress in his own mission--protecting Kyle--as he finally catches up with his friend. - Written by **Zack Whedon**, known for his work on _Dr. Horrible_, _Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale_, and the TV shows _Fringe_ and _Rubicon_! - "This is another superb entry to the Dark Horse _Terminator_ collection, and something Zack Whedon and Andy MacDonald can really hang their hat on." --Multiversity Comics Copyright � 2010 StudioCanal S.A.. All rights reserved. T1, THE TERMINATOR, ENDOSKELETON, and any depiction of Endoskeleton are trademarks of StudioCanal S.A. All rights reserved.

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 1984

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 1984 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Editor: United Nations
ISBN: 9210583280
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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 1984 by United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Summary

Features : 1 ) the major trends in the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean in 1984 ; 2) economic developments by countries in the region examining economic growth , production , employment and unemployment , prices and wages , the external sector, and monetary and fiscal policies; and 3 ) the evolution of the economy and economic policy in Uruguay in the period 1981-1984 .

Diaries, 1984-1997

Diaries, 1984-1997 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch
Editor: Hodder
ISBN: 1848547110
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Diaries, 1984-1997 by James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch Summary

This final compilation from James Lees-Milne's celebrated diaries covers the last fourteen years of his life, when he was living on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate. Old age and infirmity have not dimmed his sharpness, literary skill or interest in the world around him, and his reflection on people, places and experiences are as vivid as ever. A tour of the Cotsworlds makes him ruefully aware of the yuppy trends of the Thatcher era, while he predicts that the New Labour victory will bring 'a descent into American-style vulgarity and yob culture'. Witty, waspish, poignant and candid, James Lees-Milne's last diaries contain as much to delight as the first, and confirm his reputation as one of the great commentators of his times.

The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1529038251
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The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell Summary

The Road to Wigan Pier is a book in two parts: the first half is Orwell’s description of working-class life in industrial communities of the north of England, the second examines his own political views. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Amelia Gentleman. The Road to Wigan Pier is an insightful and powerful account of lives lived in poverty and deprivation in a time of low wages and meagre government support. Orwell describes dismal housing (including the lodging house where he stays), harsh working conditions and the devastating effects of unemployment. And he also vividly describes the courage and dignity of the people he meets. In the second half of the book, Orwell examines his own political and social affiliations with an impressive ability to provoke and to question. He defends middle-class values whilst critiquing the failures of his own class, he advocates socialism whilst criticizing the socialist movement in England.

Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition—1984

Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition—1984 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Haresign,D.J.A. Cole
Editor: Elsevier
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Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition—1984 by W. Haresign,D.J.A. Cole Summary

Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition—1984 documents the proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers. It covers a wide range of topics pertaining to the nutrition of farm livestock. The volume is organized into four parts. Part I on poultry nutrition contains papers relating to carcass quality in broilers. These deal with the influence of diet and genotype, and various aspects of meat quality. Part II on pig nutrition includes studies on the nutrition of early weaned pigs; differences in the recommendations of the Agricultural Research Council (UK) and the National Research Council (US) for energy and protein for growing pigs; and the importance of ileal digestibility of proteins in pig feeds. Part III on ruminant and horse nutrition includes papers on the efficacy of a wide range of substances for the manipulation of rumen fermentation to increase the efficiency of production; and new chemical methods for predicting the nutritive value of forages. Part IV on dairy cow nutrition addresses the practical aspects of feeding protein to dairy cattle and manipulation of milk composition by dietary means.


Matched Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ally Condie
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558466
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Matched by Ally Condie Summary

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow. Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011! Watch a Video

The Soviet Union 1984/85

The Soviet Union 1984/85 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gertraud Seidenstecher,Karin Schmid
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000305783
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The Soviet Union 1984/85 by Gertraud Seidenstecher,Karin Schmid Summary

In 1984 and 1985, the swift succession in the USSR's leadership affected all levels of Soviet society. This eighth volume in a series of biennial reports on the Soviet Union analyzes domestic affairs, economics, and foreign policy in light of that succession. Power struggles within the highest echelons of the Soviet communist party are examined. Contributors evaluate prospects for the attempted economic modernization in a system that leaves little room for radical reform. Moscow's swings between extremes of self-isolation and readiness to talk raise questions about foreign and security policy during die transitional period. The contributors also identify perspectives, priorities, and trends for the future of Soviet politics, economics, and social developments. The Federal Institute for East European and International Studies in Cologne was established in 1961 as an academically autonomous research institution. It operates under the administrative and financial authority of Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior.