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The Return of Martin Guerre

by Natalie Zemon Davis

The Inventive Peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse, when on a summer's day in 1560 a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, denounced Arnaud, and reestablished his claim to the identity, property, and wife of Martin Guerre. The astonishing case captured the imagination of the Continent. Told and retold over the centuries, the story of Martin Guerre became a legend, still remembered in the Pyrenean village where the impostor was executed more than 400 years ago. Now a noted historian, who served as consultant for a new French film on Martin Guerre, has searched archives and lawbooks to add new dimensions to a tale already abundant in mysteries: we are led to ponder how a common man could become an impostor in the sixteenth century, why Bertrande de Rols, an honorable peasant woman, would accept such a man as her husband, and why lawyers, poets, and men of letters like Montaigne became so fascinated with the episode. Natalie Zemon Davis reconstructs the lives of ordinary people, in a sparkling way that reveals the hidden attachments and sensibilities of nonliterate sixteenth-century villagers. Here we see men and women trying to fashion their identities within a world of traditional ideas about property and family and of changing ideas about religion. We learn what happens when common people get involved in the workings of the criminal courts in the ancien regime, and how judges struggle to decide who a man was in the days before fingerprints and photographs. We sense the secret affinity between the eloquent men of law and the honey-tongued village impostor, a rare identification across class lines. Deftly written to please both the general public and specialists, The Return of Martin Guerre will interest those who want to know more about ordinary families and especially women of the past, and about the creation of literary legends. It is also a remarkable psychological narrative about where self-fashioning stops and lying begins.

The Return of the Wolf

by Bradley Clark Margaret Su

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Return to Aztlan: The Social Process of International Migration from Western Mexico

by Rafael Alarcón Douglas S. Massey Jorge Durand Humberto González

Return to Aztlan analyzes the social process of international migration through an intensive study of four carefully chosen Mexican communities. The book combines historical, anthropological, and survey data to construct a vivid and comprehensive picture of the social dynamics of contemporary Mexican migration to the United States.

Reversible Destiny: Mafia, Antimafia, and the Struggle for Palermo

by Jane Schneider Peter T. Schneider

Reversible Destiny traces the history of the Sicilian mafia to its nineteenth-century roots and examines its late twentieth-century involvement in urban real estate and construction as well as drugs. Based on research in the regional capital of Palermo, this book suggests lessons regarding secretive organized crime: its capacity to reproduce a subculture of violence through time, its acquisition of a dense connective web of political and financial protectors during the Cold War era, and the sad reality that repressing it easily risks harming vulnerable people and communities. Charting the efforts of both the judiciary and a citizen's social movement to reverse the mafia's economic, political, and cultural power, the authors establish a framework for understanding both the difficulties and the accomplishments of Sicily's multifaceted antimafia efforts.

Reviewing Earth Science: The Physical Setting (3rd edition)

by Thomas Mcguire

To provide a thorough, moderately priced review of a national standards-based one-year High School/Middle School course in Earth Science. In addition, it provides a complete review of the New York State Core Curriculum for the Physical Setting-Earth Science.

Reviewing Intermediate-Level Science: Preparing for Your Eighth-Grade Test

by Paul S. Cohen Jerry Deutsch Anthony V. Sorrentino

Textbook to prepare students for the NY 8th-grade science test.

Reviewing Intermediate-Level Science: Preparing for Your Eighth-Grade Test

by Anthony V. Sorrentino Paul S. Cohen

This book provides a complete review of intermediate-level science to help you prepare for your Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Written Test. The text consists of 13 chapters. These cover topics in life, physical, and Earth science, as well as the scientific method, the history and nature of scientific inquiry, and the interactions of science, technology, and society.

Reviewing: The Living Environment: Biology

by Rick Hallman

This review book provides a complete review of a one-year biology course that meets the NYS Living Environment Core Curriculum. Includes four recent Regents exams.

Revision of the Modified Mouthparts Species Group of Hawaiian Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

by Karl N. Magnacca Patrick M. O'Grady

The modified mouthparts group is perhaps the largest of the four major Hawaiian Drosophila clades, yet has received relatively little taxonomic attention during the past 40 years. This study reviews unplaced species and the ceratostoma, freycinetiae, semifuscata, and setiger subgroups, with descriptions of 22 new species. We hope this work encourages greater study of the biology of this important group.

Revisiting the Waste Land

by Lawrence S. Rainey

This groundbreaking book of literary detective work alters our understanding of T. S. Eliot's poetic masterpiece, The Waste Land. Lawrence Rainey not only resolves longstanding mysteries surrounding the composition of the poem but also overturns traditional interpretations of the poem that have prevailed for more than eighty years. He shines new light on Eliot's greatest achievement and on the poem's place in the modern canon. Far from the austere and sober monument to neoclassicism that admirers have praised,The Waste Land turns out to be something quite different: something grim and wild, unruly and intractable, violent and shocking and radically indeterminate, yet also deeply compassionate. Rainey looks at how Eliot went about writing the poem and at the sequence in which he composed the parts. Arriving at new insights into the poet's intentions, Rainey unsettles tradition-bound views of the poem and shows us that The Waste Land is even stranger and more startling than we knew.

Revitalizing the City: Strategies to Contain Sprawl and Revive the Core

by Fritz W. Wagner Timothy E. Joder Alan F. J. Artibise Krishna M. Akundi Anthony J. Mumphrey Jr.

In this unique collaboration between Canadian and US researchers, contributors of 13 articles describe their work in such issues as urban sprawl, metropolitan governance, central city revitalization, and city-suburb cooperation. The articles define key issues, describe their research and experience in local initiatives, identify effective policies and programs, and also warn of potential pitfalls. Articles on urban growth include studies on suburban expansion and metropolitan development, the need to contain growth, and the experience of San Diego. Those on metropolitan administration include case studies of Vancouver and St. Louis and a preliminary assessment of regional "smart growth. " Those on redevelopment include a study of the impact of building code enforcement, citizen reactions to brownfield development, and the effectiveness of the payments-in- lieu-of taxes strategy. Articles on suburban connections include studies of policy choices, mixed-income housing and "cybercitY" development. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Reviving Japan's Economy: Problems and Prescriptions

by Takatoshi Ito Hugh Patrick David E. Weinstein

Analysis and policy prescriptions for Japan's sustained economic recovery from its 14-year malaise by 15 top American and Japanese experts on the subject.

The Revolt of the Cockroach People

by Oscar Zeta Acosta

The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.

Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire

by Victor Sebestyen

Revolution 1989 is the first in-depth, authoritative account of a few months that changed the world. At the start of 1989, six European nations were Soviet vassal states. By year's end, they had all declared national independence and embarked on the road to democracy. How did it happen so quickly? Victor Sebestyen, who was on the scene as a reporter, draws on his firsthand knowledge of the events, on scores of interviews with witnesses and participants, and on newly uncovered archival material. He tells the story through the eyes of ordinary men and women as well as through the strategic moves of world leaders. He shows how the KGB helped bring down former allies; how the United States tried to slow the process; and why the collapse of the Iron Curtain was the catalyst for the fall of the entire Soviet empire.

Revolution! [Grade 5]

by Maria Torres Donna Perrone

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Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China

by Edward Friedman Paul G. Pickowicz Mark Selden

Drawing on more than a quarter century of field and documentary research in rural North China, this book explores the contested relationship between village and state from the 1960s to the start of the twenty-first century. The authors provide a vivid portrait of how resilient villagers struggle to survive and prosper in the face of state power in two epochs of revolution and reform. Highlighting the importance of intra-rural resistance and rural-urban conflicts to Chinese politics and society in the Great Leap and Cultural Revolution, the authors go on to depict the dynamic changes that have transformed village China in the post-Mao era. This book continues the dramatic story in the authors' prizewinningChinese Village, Socialist State. Plumbing previously untapped sources, including interviews, archival materials, village records and unpublished memoirs, diaries and letters, the authors capture the struggles, pains and achievements of villagers across three generations of social upheaval.

The Revolutionary Mission: American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900-1945

by Thomas F. O'Brien Alan Knight

During the 12th century, American corporations have spread American material productivity and American values such as consumerism and competitiveness around the globe. People in other nations have accepted some aspects of American corporate culture.

Revolutionary Womanhood: Feminisms, Modernity, and the State in Nasser's Egypt

by Laura Bier

The first major historical account of gender politics during the Nasser era, Revolutionary Womanhood analyzes feminism as a system of ideas and political practices, international in origin but local in iteration. Drawing connections between the secular nationalist projects that emerged in the 1950s and the gender politics of Islamism today, Laura Bier reveals how discussions about education, companionate marriage, and enlightened motherhood, as well as veiling, work, and other means of claiming public space created opportunities to reconsider the relationship between modernity, state feminism, and postcolonial state-building. Bier highlights attempts by political elites under Nasser to transform Egyptian women into national subjects. These attempts to fashion a "new" yet authentically Egyptian woman both enabled and constrained women's notions of gender, liberation, and agency. Ultimately, Bier challenges the common assumption that these emerging feminisms were somehow not culturally or religiously authentic, and details their lasting impact on Egyptian womanhood today.


by J. David Cooper John J. Pikulski Patricia A. Ackerman

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Rewards: Intermediate Multisyllabic Word Reading Strategies

by Vicky Vachon Anita Archer Mary Gleason

The REWARDS Intermediate Student Book contains all of the materials a student needs to be successful in learning the decoding and fluency strategy in REWARDS. For grades 4-5 and intervention 4-6.

Rewards Writing: Sentence Refinement (Student Book)

by Anita Archer Mary Gleason Steven Isaacson

REWARDS Writing Student Book teaches essential writing skills that students can use in all content areas in English. The book has chapters that provide teachers with the framework for introducing, teaching, practicing, and giving feedback to the students.

Rewards Writing: Word Choice Help Book

by Anita L. Archer Mary M. Gleason Stephen L. Isaacson

REWARDS Writing features 75 (20-30-minute) lessons teaching critical writing skills, including sentence fluency, word choice, and sentence revising strategies while giving valuable practice in writing. For Grades 5-7 and Intervention 5-12.

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