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Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622099823
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The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with newspapers printed in the European factories of Canton in the 1820s. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the future of China and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over therevolution. This book tells the story of China's foreign journalists.

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Alice's Adventures Under Ground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lewis Carroll
Editor: Primedia E-launch LLC
ISBN: 1622090276
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Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars

Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Edward White
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190288418
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For decades, a great number of Americans saw Alger Hiss as an innocent victim of McCarthyism--a distinguished diplomat railroaded by an ambitious Richard Nixon. And even as the case against Hiss grew over time, his dignified demeanor helped create an aura of innocence that outshone the facts in many minds. Now G. Edward White deftly draws together the countless details of Hiss's life--from his upper middle-class childhood in Baltimore and his brilliant success at Harvard to his later career as a self-made martyr to McCarthyism--to paint a fascinating portrait of a man whose life was devoted to perpetuating a lie. White catalogs the evidence that proved Hiss's guilt, from Whittaker Chambers's famous testimony, to copies of State Department documents typed on Hiss's typewriter, to Allen Weinstein's groundbreaking investigation in the 1970s. The author then explores the central conundrums of Hiss's life: Why did this talented lawyer become a Communist and a Soviet spy? Why did he devote so much of his life to an extensive public campaign to deny his espionage? And how, without producing any new evidence, did he convince many people that he was innocent? White offers a compelling analysis of Hiss's behavior in the face of growing evidence of his guilt, revealing how this behavior fit into an ongoing pattern of denial and duplicity in his life. The story of Alger Hiss is in part a reflection of Cold War America--a time of ideological passions, partisan battles, and secret lives. It is also a story that transcends a particular historical era--a story about individuals who choose to engage in espionage for foreign powers and the secret worlds they choose to conceal. In White's skilled hands, the life of Alger Hiss comes to illuminate both of those themes.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: V. E. Schwab
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765387581
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER #1 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick - October 2020 Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine A “Best Of” Book From: CNN *Amazon Editors * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * * Bookish * Book Riot * In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elinor Florence
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459721454
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A Toronto Star Bestseller! Rose, a Canadian intelligence officer in Britain in World War II, struggles with conflicting feelings about the war and a superior’s attention. Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family in Saskatchewan. After Canada declares war against Germany in World War II, she joins the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force as an aerial photographic interpreter. Working with intelligence officers at RAF Medmenham in England, Rose spies on the enemy from the sky, watching the war unfold through her magnifying glass. When her commanding officer, Gideon Fowler, sets his sights on Rose, both professionally and personally, her prospects look bright. But can he be trusted? As she becomes increasingly disillusioned by the destruction of war and Gideon’s affections, tragedy strikes, and Rose’s world falls apart. Rose struggles to rebuild her shattered life, and finds that victory ultimately lies within herself. Her path to maturity is a painful one, paralleled by the slow, agonizing progress of the war and Canada’s emergence from Britain’s shadow.

Sea of Shadows

Sea of Shadows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kelley Armstrong
Editor: Penguin Group
ISBN: 0385671997
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The first book of a bold and hugely anticipated new YA trilogy by the phenomenal Kelley Armstrong. In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire's worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned. Only this year, the souls will not be quieted. Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters' journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they've ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court--one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zoe Jaques,Eugene Giddens
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317105516
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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Zoe Jaques,Eugene Giddens Summary

Emerging in several different versions during the author's lifetime, Lewis Carroll's Alice novels have a publishing history almost as magical and mysterious as the stories themselves. Zoe Jaques and Eugene Giddens offer a detailed and nuanced account of the initial publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and investigate how their subsequent transformations through print, illustration, film, song, music videos, and even stamp-cases and biscuit tins affected the reception of these childhood favourites. The authors consider issues related to the orality of the original tale and its impact on subsequent transmission, the differences between the manuscripts and printed editions, and the politics of writing and publishing for children in the 1860s. In addition, they take account of Carroll's own responses to the books' popularity, including his writing of major adaptations and a significant body of meta-textual commentary, and his reactions to the staging of Alice in Wonderland. Attentive to the child reader, how changing notions of childhood identity and needs affected shifting narratives of the story, and the representation of the child's body by various illustrators, the authors also make a significant contribution to childhood studies.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lewis Carroll
Editor: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 162788937X
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Delve into this stunning collectors edition boasting the complete and unabridged versions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is unabridged and complete, and comprised of both Alice books. Follow Alice on her fanciful journey down the rabbit hole and through the mirror where she meets friends and foes like the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, the Jabberwock, and the Caterpillar! For Lewis Carroll fans worldwide, complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed edition features a new introduction by Jennifer Garlen. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass contains every bit of fantasy that have been delighting adults and children alike for over 150 years. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.

North Korea through the Looking Glass

North Korea through the Looking Glass Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kongdan Oh,Ralph C. Hassig
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815798202
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North Korea through the Looking Glass by Kongdan Oh,Ralph C. Hassig Summary

Fifty-five years after its founding at the dawn of the cold war, North Korea remains a land of illusions. Isolated and anachronistic, the country and its culture seem to be dominated exclusively by the official ideology of Juche, which emphasizes national self-reliance, independence, and worship of the supreme leader, General Kim Jong Il. Yet this socialist utopian ideal is pursued with the calculations of international power politics. Kim has transformed North Korea into a militarized state, whose nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and continued threat to South Korea have raised alarm worldwide. This paradoxical combination of cultural isolation and military-first policy has left the North Korean people woefully deprived of the opportunity to advance socially and politically. The socialist economy, guided by political principles and bereft of international support, has collapsed. Thousands, perhaps millions, have died of starvation. Foreign trade has declined and the country's gross domestic product has recorded negative growth every year for a decade. Yet rather than initiate the sort of market reforms that were implemented by other communist governments, North Korean leaders have reverted to the economic policies of the 1950s: mass mobilization, concentration on heavy industry, and increased ideological indoctrination. Although members of the political elite in Pyongyang are acutely aware of their nation's domestic and foreign problems, they are plagued by fear and policy paralysis. North Korea Through the Looking Glass sheds new light on this remote and peculiar country. Drawing on more than ten years of research—including interviews with two dozen North Koreans who made the painful decision to defect from their homeland—Kongdan Oh and Ralph C. Hassig explore what the leadership and the masses believe about their current predicament. Through dual themes of persistence and illusion, they explore North Korea's stubborn adherence to policies that have failed to serve the welfare of the people and, consequently, threaten the future of the regime. Featuring twenty-nine rare and candid photos taken from within the closely guarded country, North Korea Through the Looking Glass illuminates the human society of a country too often mischaracterized for its drab uniformity—not a "state," but a community of twenty million individuals who have, through no fault of their own, fallen on exceedingly hard times.


PARARESCUE ITS a FINE MADNESS! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin F. Caldwell
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491737891
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PARARESCUE ITS a FINE MADNESS! by Martin F. Caldwell Summary

Since the earliest days of the earliest wars, there have been those Who would place themselves in harms way to save the lives of both comrades and total strangers. None of them, however, have been as dedicated to saving others pararescue jumpers. In the mid 1960s, airmen Joe Garvy and Lee Davis have entered training, along with many other recruits, to become pararescue jumpers. Being a PJ will mean constantly putting themselves into life-or-death situations in the jungles of Vietnam—and that’s assuming they can even make it through the training. This novel follows a group of young men as they make the journey into the career field of pararescue. During this all-consuming time, they discover how far they can push themselves as they complete eighteen months of training and become members of the pararescue brotherhood. They graduate from training dedicated to the simple creed: these things we do that others may live.

Narratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Narratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Kennedy
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137316535
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Narratives of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars by C. Kennedy Summary

The volume explores how the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars were experienced, perceived and narrated by contemporaries in Britain and Ireland, drawing on an extensive range of personal testimonies by soldiers, sailors and civilians to shed new light on the social and cultural history of the period and the history of warfare more broadly.

Green Wars: Dispatches From A Vanishing World

Green Wars: Dispatches From A Vanishing World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bahar Dutt
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9351362655
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What is more important, building a modern airport in rural Uttar Pradesh or conserving the shrinking habitat of the sarus cranes? Producing more palm oil or protecting the orang-utan? Do we allow the destruction of pristine forests with their rich flora and fauna so we can generate much-needed hydel power? A modernizing economy brings in its wake ecological challenges and misplaced priorities. Development, environment, conservation, global warming - what do they mean in real terms, on the ground, to the people there? Must development always be in conflict with environment? Combining rigorous research with the experienced traveller's eye for piquant stories, conservationist and environment journalist Bahar Dutt chases some of the biggest stories of our times. From Arunachal Pradesh to the Arctic, from Goa to Gangotri, from illegal mining to climate change, Green Wars journeys to some of the richest wilderness areas, and explores the tension between a developing economy and saving the planet. Lucid, heart-warming and intensely personal, this is a book for green warriors, yes, but equally for those of us who crave blue skies and fresh air.

American Film History

American Film History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cynthia Lucia,Roy Grundmann,Art Simon
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118475119
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American Film History by Cynthia Lucia,Roy Grundmann,Art Simon Summary

From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through the present day. Considers essential subjects that have shaped the American film industry—from the impact of television and CGI to the rise of independent and underground film; from the impact of the civil rights, feminist and LGBT movements to that of 9/11. Features a student-friendly structure dividing coverage into the periods 1960-1975, 1976-1990, and 1991 to the present day, each of which opens with an historical overview Brings together a rich and varied selection of contributions by established film scholars, combining broad historical, social, and political contexts with detailed analysis of individual films, including Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Cat Ballou, Chicago, Back to the Future, Killer of Sheep, Daughters of the Dust, Nothing But a Man, Ali, Easy Rider, The Conversation, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Longtime Companion, The Matrix, The War Tapes, the Batman films, and selected avant-garde and documentary films, among many others. Additional online resources, such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies, for both general and specialized courses, will be available online. May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, Origins to 1960 to provide an authoritative study of American cinema from its earliest days through the new millennium

Readability: Text and Context

Readability: Text and Context Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Bailin,Ann Grafstein
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137388773
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Readability: Text and Context by Alan Bailin,Ann Grafstein Summary

This book explores what makes a book readable by bringing together the relevant literature and theories, and situating them within a unified account. It provides a single resource that offers a principled discussion of the issues and their applications.

Room of One's Own

Room of One's Own Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Virginia Woolf
Editor: Alma Books
ISBN: 0714549495
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Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf Summary

Based on lectures given at Cambridge colleges and first published by the Hogarth Press in 1929, A Room of One's Own is an extended essay about the predicament of female writers and a stirring call for autonomy and recognition. As well as settling scores with reactionary critics and laying the foundations of a history of women's literature, the text is also a triumph of imagination, with a celebrated passage envisaging the fate of a fictional sister of Shakespeare's.A seminal, widely studied feminist polemic that touches on both literature and politics, A Room of One's Own is essential reading for those wishing to understand the progress that has been made in women's rights and the struggles that still lie ahead.

The Shadow Wars

The Shadow Wars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rod Rees
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006207038X
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Rod Rees’s riveting dystopian saga continues with The Shadow Wars, the spellbinding sequel to The Demi-Monde: Winter. First Daughter Norma Williams finds herself stranded in the sinister cyber-world of the not-so-distant future that’s inhabited by some of history’s most menacing villains. Betrayed by those she thought were friends, she must lead the resistance against a terrifying force if she wants to survive. Skillfully written and highly imaginative, The Shadow Wars blends elements of steampunk with science fiction in an adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat and captivated until the very end.

Betrayal in Paris

Betrayal in Paris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul French
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 0143800361
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Betrayal in Paris by Paul French Summary

At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war. Yet, despite early encouragement from the world's superpowers, the country was to be severely disappointed. In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that resulted from the treaty.

Reassessing the Revolution in Military Affairs

Reassessing the Revolution in Military Affairs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Futter,Jeffrey Collins
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137513764
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A generation after the First Gulf War, and in the wake of a decade of counterinsurgency operations and irregular warfare, this book explores how the concept of the Revolution in Military Affairs continues to shape the way modern militaries across the globe think about, plan and fight wars.

Claws That Catch

Claws That Catch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Ringo,Travis S. Taylor
Editor: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1618247018
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Claws That Catch by John Ringo,Travis S. Taylor Summary

The Galaxy at Risk! Humans have come a long ways since the looking glass gates first appeared and an alien menace turned a motley crew of scientists, sailors and force recon Marines into battle-hardened space adventurers. Now with other species running scared, its up to humans to take the lead and mold a weapon capable of checking the Dreen¾a galactic cancer that has so far proved unstoppable. Their arsenal A hodge-podge of powerful technologies begged, borrowed and/or looted from across the galaxy and cobbled together on what has to be the strangest ship ever to ply the starways: the good ship Vorpal Blade II! Great Ideas! Cool Space Ships! Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo." ¾Philadelphia Weekly Press. _[T]his thoroughly enjoyable ride should appeal to techno-thriller fans as well as to military SF buffs. ¾Publishers Weekly on John Ringo and Travis S. Taylors Into the Looking Glass.