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Pastworld
Author: Ian Beck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 159990697X
Pages: 368
Year: 2010-11-09
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What if Victorian London were an amusement park where the inhabitants were actors hired to entertain visitors from the twenty-first century? Now imagine if Jack the Ripper was a planned attraction gone horribly wrong. Life inside the park, Pastworld, is all Eve has ever known. But then she meets a tourist in terrible trouble. Their adventure through this dark and dangerous theme park is sure to grab teens in paperback.
The Human Past
Author: Chris Scarre
Publisher:
ISBN: 050029335X
Pages: 768
Year: 2018-01-25
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A comprehensive and indispensable guide to world prehistory, now completely updated
Depicting the Late Ottoman Empire in Turkish Autobiographies
Author: Philipp Wirtz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317152719
Pages: 176
Year: 2017-03-16
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The period between the 1880s and the 1920s was a time of momentous changes in the Ottoman Empire. It was also an age of literary experiments, of which autobiography forms a part. This book analyses Turkish autobiographical narratives describing the part of their authors’ lives that was spent while the Ottoman Empire still existed. The texts studied in this book were written in the cultural context of the Turkish Republic, which went to great lengths to disassociate itself from the empire and its legacy. This process has only been criticised and partially reversed in very recent times, the resurging interest in autobiographical texts dealing with the "old days" by the Turkish reading public being part of a wider, renewed regard for Ottoman legacies. Among the analysed texts are autobiographies by writers, journalists, soldiers and politicians, including classics like Halide Edip Adıvar and Şevket Süreyya Aydemir, but also texts by authors virtually unknown to Western readers, such as Ahmed Emin Yalman. While the official Turkish republican discourse went towards a dismissal of the imperial past, autobiographical narratives offer a more balanced picture. From the earliest memories and personal origins of the authors, to the conflict and violence that overshadowed private lives in the last years of the Ottoman Empire, this book aims at showing examples of how the authors painted what one of them called "images of a past world."
Experience History, Interpreting America's Past
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490293671
Pages: 353
Year: 2016-09-26
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Experience History, Interpreting America's Past. In this book, you will learn topics such as COLONIZATION AND CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH 1600-1750, COLONIZATION AND CONFLICT IN THE NORTH 1600-1700, THE MOSAIC OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA 1689-1768, and TOWARD THE WAR FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 1754-1776 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Echoes from the Past
Author: Garfield Newman, Graham, Elizabeth
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
ISBN: 007088739X
Pages: 689
Year: 2001
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ISBN: 1451709315
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Year: 2011
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Chronicle of the Roman Emperors
Author: Chris Scarre
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500289891
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-02-01
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Offers profiles of the Roman emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, and looks at the most important events during this period in Roman history.
American History, Connecting with the Past
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490281746
Pages: 393
Year: 2016-09-26
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Facts101 is your complete guide to American History, Connecting with the Past. In this book, you will learn topics such as SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN PROVINCIAL AMERICA, THE EMPIRE IN TRANSITION, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, and THE CONSTITUTION AND THE NEW REPUBLIC plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Running Out of Time
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442461292
Pages: 192
Year: 2012-02-28
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Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
Annals of the Former World
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708460
Pages: 448
Year: 2000-06-15
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. The structure of the book never changed, but its breadth caused him to complete it in stages, under the overall title Annals of the Former World. Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a multilayered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it. As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction. Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.
A Doll for Throwing
Author: Mary Jo Bang
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555979734
Pages: 88
Year: 2017-08-15
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The exquisite new collection by the award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang, author of The Last Two Seconds and Elegy We were ridiculous—me, with my high jinks and hat. Him, with his boredom and drink. I look back now and see buildings so thick that the life I thought I was making then is nothing but interlocking angles and above them, that blot of gray sky I sometimes saw. Underneath is the edge of what wasn’t known then. When I would go. When I would come back. What I would be when. —from “One Glass Negative” A Doll for Throwing takes its title from the Bauhaus artist Alma Siedhoff-Buscher’s Wurfpuppe, a flexible and durable woven doll that, if thrown, would land with grace. A ventriloquist is also said to “throw” her voice into a doll that rests on the knee. Mary Jo Bang’s prose poems in this fascinating book create a speaker who had been a part of the Bauhaus school in Germany a century ago and who had also seen the school’s collapse when it was shut by the Nazis in 1933. Since this speaker is not a person but only a construct, she is also equally alive in the present and gives voice to the conditions of both time periods: nostalgia, xenophobia, and political extremism. The life of the Bauhaus photographer Lucia Moholy echoes across these poems—the end of her marriage, the loss of her negatives, and her effort to continue to make work and be known for having made it.
Secrets of the Tomb
Author: Alexandra Robbins
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0759527377
Pages: 240
Year: 2002-09-06
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This is the only exposé of one of the world's most secretive and feared organizations: Yale University's nearly 200-year-old secret society, Skull and Bones. Through society documents and interviews with dozens of members, Robbins explains why this old-boy product of another time still thrives today.
The Orthodox Church
Author: John Meyendorff
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 0913836818
Pages: 258
Year: 1981
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"The Orthodox Church, presented here in a newly revised edition, has become an indispensable classic on the history of the Orthodox Church and the unique position it holds in today's world. Fr. Meyendorff reviews the great events and the principle stages in a history of nearly two thousand years, its diversity not only in Eastern and far-Eastern countries, but also in the West and in the whole world. He also presents the culture and spiritual tradition of Orthodoxy, its connection to other Christian churches, its religious activities in various communities and its position and actions in former Eastern Communist countries. The postscript describes the new post-Communist situation of Orthodoxy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A Chance in the World
Author: Steve Pemberton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1595552634
Pages: 272
Year: 2012-01-10
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Chronicles the author's life and his hope and determination that helped to transform him from a neglected, orphaned toddler to a successful adult.
Echoes of a Past World
Author: Noah K. Ndosi
Publisher:
ISBN: 998755220X
Pages: 125
Year: 1993
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