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The World Remade

The World Remade
  • Author : G. J. Meyer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02
  • Total pages :651
  • ISBN : 9780553393347
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Summary : "An indispensable, sharply drawn account of America's pivotal--and still controversial--intervention in World War I, enlivened by fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the period, from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Undone"--

The World Remade

The World Remade
  • Author : Elliott Malamet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :150
  • ISBN : UOM:39015046888767
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Summary : "The World Remade" is a full-length study of Graham Greene's employment of the thriller and the detective story. The author interprets a range of narrative strategies, thematic elements, and philosophical or theological meanings in Greene's fiction that emerges through his exploitation of the motifs and methods of mystery writing. In addition, "The World Remade" investigates how Greene's texts might be read in light of a number of contemporary critical discourses, with the intent of indicating how Greene may be understood in the current spectrum of literary theory and dialogue.

The Ethereal

The Ethereal
  • Author : J R Randall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-09
  • Total pages :516
  • ISBN : 9798684475511
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Summary : 150 years ago a chaotic and dangerous world was brought to heel. The past was effectively erased, along with records of the uncontrolled Ethereal and those with the ability to access it. The ruling body known as the Enclave, and the world it controls, are about to be shaken by the realization that nothing, and no one, remains buried forever. Through the eyes of five unique individuals, changes will unfold that will challenge what they know of the world, themselves, and those around them.

Second Nature

Second Nature
  • Author : Nathaniel Rich
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-30
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780374716301
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Summary : From the author of Losing Earth, a beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world that points the way to a new mode of ecological writing. We live at a time in which scientists race to reanimate extinct beasts, our most essential ecosystems require monumental engineering projects to survive, chicken breasts grow in test tubes, and multinational corporations conspire to poison the blood of every living creature. No rock, leaf, or cubic foot of air on Earth has escaped humanity's clumsy signature. The old distinctions—between natural and artificial, dystopia and utopia, science fiction and science fact—have blurred, losing all meaning. We inhabit an uncanny landscape of our own creation. In Second Nature, ordinary people make desperate efforts to preserve their humanity in a world that seems increasingly alien. Their stories—obsessive, intimate, and deeply reported—point the way to a new kind of environmental literature, in which dramatic narrative helps us to understand our place in a reality that resembles nothing human beings have known. From Odds Against Tomorrow to Losing Earth to the film Dark Waters (adapted from the first chapter of this book), Nathaniel Rich’s stories have come to define the way we think of contemporary ecological narrative. In Second Nature, he asks what it means to live in an era of terrible responsibility. The question is no longer, How do we return to the world that we’ve lost?It is, What world do we want to create in its place?

The Planet Remade

The Planet Remade
  • Author : Oliver Morton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-02
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 9780691175904
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Summary : First published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2015.

Global Trade and the Transformation of Consumer Cultures

Global Trade and the Transformation of Consumer Cultures
  • Author : Beverly Lemire
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-11
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780521192569
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Summary : Charts the rise of consumerism and the new cosmopolitan material cultures that took shape across the globe from 1500-1820.

A World Undone

A World Undone
  • Author : G. J. Meyer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :777
  • ISBN : 9780553382402
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Summary : A narrative of the First World War examines the brutal conflict that transformed the face of Europe, paved the way for the Soviet Union and Hitler, and had long lasting repercussions.

Dominion

Dominion
  • Author : Tom Holland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-29
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 9780465093526
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Summary : A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination. Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores the implications of this shocking conviction as they have reverberated throughout history. Today, the West remains utterly saturated by Christian assumptions. As Tom Holland demonstrates, our morals and ethics are not universal but are instead the fruits of a very distinctive civilization. Concepts such as secularism, liberalism, science, and homosexuality are deeply rooted in a Christian seedbed. From Babylon to the Beatles, Saint Michael to #MeToo, Dominion tells the story of how Christianity transformed the modern world.

American Exceptionalism

American Exceptionalism
  • Author : Hilde Eliassen Restad
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-17
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9781135048587
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Summary : How does American exceptionalism shape American foreign policy? Conventional wisdom states that American exceptionalism comes in two variations – the exemplary version and the missionary version. Being exceptional, experts in U.S. foreign policy argue, means that you either withdraw from the world like an isolated but inspiring "city upon a hill," or that you are called upon to actively lead the rest of the world to a better future. In her book, Hilde Eliassen Restad challenges this assumption, arguing that U.S. history has displayed a remarkably constant foreign policy tradition, which she labels unilateral internationalism. The United States, Restad argues, has not vacillated between an "exemplary" and a "missionary" identity. Instead, the United States developed an exceptionalist identity that, while idealizing the United States as an exemplary "city upon a hill," more often than not errs on the side of the missionary crusade in its foreign policy. Utilizing the latest historiography in the study of U.S. foreign relations, the book updates political science scholarship and sheds new light on the role American exceptionalism has played – and continues to play – in shaping America’s role in the world. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of US foreign policy, security studies, and American politics.

Plague Land

Plague Land
  • Author : Alex Scarrow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-26
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781509897193
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Summary : It happened within a week . . . Leon and his younger sister, Grace, have recently moved to London from New York and are struggling to settle into their new school, when rumours of an unidentified virus in Africa begin to fill the news. Within a week the virus hits London. The siblings witness people turning to liquid before their eyes, and they run for their lives. A month after touching Earth's atmosphere, the virus has assimilated the world's biomass. But the virus isn't their only enemy, and survival is just the first step. Plague Land is the explosive first novel in the Remade trilogy from the bestselling and award-winning author of TimeRiders, Alex Scarrow. Continue the horror-thriller series with Plague Nation and Plague World. This book was previously published in paperback as Remade.

The Internationalists

The Internationalists
  • Author : Oona A. Hathaway,Scott J. Shapiro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-12
  • Total pages :608
  • ISBN : 9781501109881
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Summary : “An original book…about individuals who used ideas to change the world” (The New Yorker)—the fascinating exploration into the creation and history of the Paris Peace Pact, an often overlooked but transformative treaty that laid the foundation for the international system we live under today. In 1928, the leaders of the world assembled in Paris to outlaw war. Within the year, the treaty signed that day, known as the Peace Pact, had been ratified by nearly every state in the world. War, for the first time in history, had become illegal. But within a decade of its signing, each state that had gathered in Paris to renounce war was at war. And in the century that followed, the Peace Pact was dismissed as an act of folly and an unmistakable failure. This book argues that the Peace Pact ushered in a sustained march toward peace that lasts to this day. A “thought-provoking and comprehensively researched book” (The Wall Street Journal), The Internationalists tells the story of the Peace Pact through a fascinating and diverse array of lawyers, politicians, and intellectuals. It reveals the centuries-long struggle of ideas over the role of war in a just world order. It details the brutal world of conflict the Peace Pact helped extinguish, and the subsequent era where tariffs and sanctions take the place of tanks and gunships. The Internationalists is “indispensable” (The Washington Post). Accessible and gripping, this book will change the way we view the history of the twentieth century—and how we must work together to protect the global order the internationalists fought to make possible. “A fascinating and challenging book, which raises gravely important issues for the present…Given the state of the world, The Internationalists has come along at the right moment” (The Financial Times).

The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm
  • Author : Pedro Domingos
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-22
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780465061921
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Summary : A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our own In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner--the Master Algorithm--and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.

Global Shanghai Remade

Global Shanghai Remade
  • Author : Richard Hu,Weijie Chen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-08
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781000691979
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Summary : Examining the rise of Pudong and its role in re-creating Shanghai as a global city, Global Shanghai Remade utilises this important case study to shed light on contemporary globalisation and China’s integration with the world since the late 20th century. Unpacking the rise of Pudong in the context of Deng Xiaoping’s nation-building agenda, this book explores the development of the district from its earliest planning into a global city centre through multiple perspectives. In doing so, it explores the role of key decision-makers and actors, the strategic planning process, the approaches to urban development, and some of the iconic projects that define the rise of Pudong, Shanghai, and China itself. A timely volume for the 30th anniversary of China’s strategy of ‘developing and opening Pudong,’ it combines the analyses and findings from these perspectives into a framework for a broader understanding of city-making with Chinese characteristics. The first study of its kind, providing a comprehensive and systematic examination of Pudong, this book will be useful for students and scholars of urban planning and design, as well as Chinese Studies and Development Studies more generally.

Gutenberg

Gutenberg
  • Author : John Man
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-04-11
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105110430274
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Summary : Documents the life of Johann Gutenberg and the history and impact of the printing press, covering the process of creating printed books and the press's influence on the printed Bible and on Christianity.

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
  • Author : Fareed Zakaria
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780393542141
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Summary : COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come? Lenin once said, "There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen." This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. Written in the form of ten "lessons," covering topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of "digital life" to an emerging bipolar world order, Zakaria helps readers to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present, and future, and, while urgent and timely, is sure to become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.

Come On In, America

Come On In, America
  • Author : Linda Barrett Osborne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-14
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781683350583
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Summary : On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and joined World War I. German submarine attacks on American ships in March 1917 were the overt motive for declaring war, but the underlying reasons were far more complex. Even after the United States officially joined, Americans were divided on whether they should be a part of it. Americans were told they were fighting a war for democracy, but with racial segregation rampant in the United States, new laws against dissent and espionage being passed, and bankers and industrial leaders gaining increased influence and power, what did democracy mean? Come On In, America explores not only how and why the United States joined World War I, but also the events—at home and overseas—that changed the course of American history.

Decomposed

Decomposed
  • Author : Kyle Devine
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-15
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9780262537780
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Summary : The hidden material histories of music. Music is seen as the most immaterial of the arts, and recorded music as a progress of dematerialization—an evolution from physical discs to invisible digits. In Decomposed, Kyle Devine offers another perspective. He shows that recorded music has always been a significant exploiter of both natural and human resources, and that its reliance on these resources is more problematic today than ever before. Devine uncovers the hidden history of recorded music—what recordings are made of and what happens to them when they are disposed of. Devine's story focuses on three forms of materiality. Before 1950, 78 rpm records were made of shellac, a bug-based resin. Between 1950 and 2000, formats such as LPs, cassettes, and CDs were all made of petroleum-based plastic. Today, recordings exist as data-based audio files. Devine describes the people who harvest and process these materials, from women and children in the Global South to scientists and industrialists in the Global North. He reminds us that vinyl records are oil products, and that the so-called vinyl revival is part of petrocapitalism. The supposed immateriality of music as data is belied by the energy required to power the internet and the devices required to access music online. We tend to think of the recordings we buy as finished products. Devine offers an essential backstory. He reveals how a range of apparently peripheral people and processes are actually central to what music is, how it works, and why it matters.

The Borgias

The Borgias
  • Author : G. J. Meyer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-02
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9780345526939
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Summary : The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu. They burst out of obscurity in Spain not only to capture the great prize of the papacy, but to do so twice. Throughout a tumultuous half-century—as popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and breathtakingly ambitious political adventurers—they held center stage in the glorious and blood-drenched pageant known to us as the Italian Renaissance, standing at the epicenter of the power games in which Europe’s kings and Italy’s warlords gambled for life-and-death stakes. Five centuries after their fall—a fall even more sudden than their rise to the heights of power—they remain immutable symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend: Rodrigo Borgia, who bought the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; Cesare Borgia, who became first a teenage cardinal and then the most treacherous cutthroat of a violent time; Lucrezia Borgia, who was as shockingly immoral as she was beautiful. These have long been stock figures in the dark chronicle of European villainy, their name synonymous with unspeakable evil. But did these Borgias of legend actually exist? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive research and drawing from rarely examined key sources, Meyer brings fascinating new insight to the real people within the age-encrusted myth. Equally illuminating is the light he shines on the brilliant circles in which the Borgias moved and the thrilling era they helped to shape, a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the present day, when Western civilization simultaneously wallowed in appalling brutality and soared to extraordinary heights. Stunning in scope, rich in telling detail, G. J. Meyer’s The Borgias is an indelible work sure to become the new standard on a family and a world that continue to enthrall. Praise for The Borgias “A vivid and at times startling reappraisal of one of the most notorious dynasties in history . . . If you thought you knew the Borgias, this book will surprise you.”—Tracy Borman, author of Queen of the Conqueror and Elizabeth’s Women “The mention of the Borgia family often conjures up images of a ruthless drive for power via assassination, serpentine plots, and sexual debauchery. . . . [G. J. Meyer] convincingly looks past the mythology to present a more nuanced portrait.”—Booklist “Meyer brings his considerable skills to another infamous Renaissance family, the Borgias [and] a fresh look into the machinations of power in Renaissance Italy. . . . [He] makes a convincing case that the Borgias have been given a raw deal.”—Historical Novels Review “Fascinating . . . a gripping history of a tempestuous time and an infamous family.”—Shelf Awareness

The Mutual Admiration Society

The Mutual Admiration Society
  • Author : Mo Moulton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-05
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781541644465
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Summary : A group biography of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oxford women who stood at the vanguard of equal rights Dorothy L. Sayers is now famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane detective series, but she was equally well known during her life for an essay asking "Are Women Human?" Women's rights were expanding rapidly during Sayers's lifetime; she and her friends were some of the first women to receive degrees from Oxford. Yet, as historian Mo Moulton reveals, it was clear from the many professional and personal obstacles they faced that society was not ready to concede that women were indeed fully human. Dubbing themselves the Mutual Admiration Society, Sayers and her classmates remained lifelong friends and collaborators as they fought for a truly democratic culture that acknowledged their equal humanity. A celebration of feminism and female friendship, The Mutual Admiration Society offers crucial insight into Dorothy L. Sayers and her world.

Beatleness

Beatleness
  • Author : Candy Leonard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-05
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781628727692
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Summary : “A must-have for Beatles fans looking for new insight . . . Leonard uncovers fresh ideas [that] . . . six decades of Beatles literature passed over." —The Spectrum Part generational memoir and part cultural history of the sixties, Beatleness is the first book to tell the story of the Beatles and their impact on America from the fans’ perspective. When the Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, they immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of steadily evolving sounds, ideas, and images that transformed the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers and nurtured a relationship unique in history. Exploring that relationship against the backdrop of the sexual revolution, political assassinations, the Vietnam War, and other events, Beatleness examines critically the often-heard assertion that the Beatles “changed everything” and shows how—through the interplay between the group, the fans, and the culture—that change came about. Beatleness incorporates hundreds of hours of in-depth fan interviews and includes many fan vignettes. Offering a fresh perspective and new insights on the Beatles phenomenon, it allows readers to experience—or re-experience—what it was like to be a young person during those transformative years.

The Tudors

The Tudors
  • Author : G. J. Meyer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :612
  • ISBN : 9780385340762
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Summary : Meyer's fresh storytelling ability breathes new life into the history of the Tudor family and Tudor England's precarious place in world politics, the critical role religion played in government, and the blossoming of English theater and literature.