Author: Manuel de Pedrolo
Publisher: Carlton Press Corporation
Molly, by Golly!
Author: Dianne Ochiltree
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Introduces the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who one winter day in 1818 with many volunteers sick with influenza jumped into action to stop a house fire.
This early works on The Expert at the Card Table is a must have for any card playing enthusiast. To all lovers of card games it should prove interesting, and as a basis of card entertainment it is practically inexhaustible, with much of the information still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: M. A. Cabrera
Publisher: Lexington Books
In Postsocial History: An Introduction, historian Miguel A. Cabrera points to the crisis of modernity as a locus for the collapse of social historical models. Previously established theories of social change and social relations are proving insufficient, calling for the emergence of a new social historical theory. By arguing convincingly for the inclusion of language in that model, Cabrera awakens a revolutionary new approach to historiography. The book will prove indispensable to historians, and to social scientists in general, who are dissatisfied with the old paradigms and seek new ways of addressing the challenges of social research.
It is summer 1990, only months after the border dividing Germany has dissolved. Maria, nearly seventeen, moves in with her boyfriend on his family farm. A chance encounter with enigmatic loner Henner, a neighboring farmer, quickly develops into a passionate relationship. But Maria soon finds that Henner can be as brutal as he is tender--his love reveals itself through both animal violence and unexpected sensitivity. Maria builds a fantasy of their future life together, but her expectations differ dramatically from those of Henner himself, until it seems their story can only end in tragedy. Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything is a bold and impressive debut in which love and violence, conflict and longing are inextricably entwined.
Author: Toni Sala
A powerful Catalan author gives us a penetrating story of meaningless deaths and personal isolation, set in the heart of one of Spain's most beautiful, vibrant places. In sleepy Vidreres, a Catalonian village suffering a deadening recession, prostitutes sit along the highway and two teenage boys have just died a horrible death. After attending their funeral, a banker named Ernest heads out to the spot where their car collided with a tree -- a tree that he himself planted there. Trying to come to terms with the accident, he meets a brutish trucker named Miqui who takes him to two sweet whores. So begins Ernest's journey into the dark depths of this unfathomable loss. Meanwhile, Miqui has his own plans, which involve a striking young woman and his senile father's shotgun. Long recognized among Catalonia's leading authors, Toni Sala is at his dark, mischievous best, delivering a sinister, fast-moving tale laced with labyrinthine meditations worthy of Javier Marias. From Internet hookups and face transplants to tense standoffs, sexual fantasies, and the loss of the ones we hold most dear, Sala offers us a frighteningly contemporary vision of how alone we are in an age of unparalleled connectivity.
A brilliant translation of this classic account of the art of memory and the logic of linkage and combination, the two traditions deriving from the Classical world and the late medieval period, and becoming intertwined in the 16th Century. From this intertwining emerged a new tradition, a grandiose project for an 'alphabet of the world' or 'Clavis Universalis'. Translated with an Introduction by Stephen Clucas.
Una Nova Generacio
Author: Carmen Capdet
És la història d’una família que arriba a Barcelona l’any 1950 procedent de Marinaleda (Sevilla). Antonio, el pare,40 anys. Ramona, la mare,35 anys. Macarena, la filla gran, 13; Rocío, 11; i Manolo, 9. Aquesta història pretén demostrar les diferents maneres d’integració: segons amb qui es casin, o també on vagin a viure. Els que no canviaran mai del tot són els pares: sempre tindran present el poble on van néixer, la música, els menjars. En definitiva, portaran sempre Andalusia en el fons de la seva ànima.
This book, first published in 2000, presents an edition of seventeen ad status model sermons for the preaching of the crusades from the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. The majority of these texts had never been printed before publication of this book. They are unique sources for the content of crusade propaganda in the later Middle Ages, giving a rare insight into the way in which propaganda shaped the public's view of crusading during that period. Accompanying the Latin texts is an English translation which is aimed at making these sources accessible to a wider circle of students and scholars. The first part of the book consists of a study of these model sermons which focuses on their place in the pastoral reform movement of the thirteenth century, their specific character as models for the use of crusade propagandists, their internal structure, and the image of the crusade conveyed in the texts.
The Chosen Species
Author: Juan Luis Arsuaga, Ignacio Martínez, Mauricio Antón
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This engaging book tells the story of human evolution, asking ifman is indeed the “chosen species” or merely anevolutionary accident. Written by world-renowned paleoanthropologists who areco-directors of the excavations at Atapuerca---a World HeritageSite and Europe’s oldest known burial site---where a newhuman species, homo antecessor, was discovered Discusses various hypotheses of human evolution, drawingconclusions from verifiable facts and well-founded argument Offers a compelling narrative written for nonspecialists andstudents of human evolution Includes over 60 illustrations Sold over 100,000 copies in the original Spanish-languageedition
Author: Josep Maria Miro i Coromina
A girl discovers her grandmother's precious memories as the creases from old age become wrinkles in time.
For courses in European Intellectual History. An exploration of the major issues in thought -- from the French Revolution to Structuralism and beyond.