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Desire and Distance constitutes an important new departure in contemporary phenomenological thought, a rethinking and critique of basic philosophical positions concerning the concept of perception presented by Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, though it departs in significant and original ways from their work. Barbaras's overall goal is to develop a philosophy of what "life" is--one that would do justice to the question of embodiment and its role in perception and the formation of the human subject. Barbaras posits that desire and distance inform the concept of "life." Levinas identified a similar structure in Descartes's notion of the infinite. For Barbaras, desire and distance are anchored not in meaning, but in a rethinking of the philosophy of biology and, in consequence, cosmology. Barbaras elaborates and extends the formal structure of desire and distance by drawing on motifs as yet unexplored in the French phenomenological tradition, especially the notions of "life" and the "life-world," which are prominent in the later Husserl but also appear in non-phenomenological thinkers such as Bergson. Barbaras then filters these notions (especially "life") through Merleau-Ponty.
This book provides an answer to the mystery of why no peace treaty has yet been signed between Japan and Russia after more than sixty years since the end of World War Two. The author, a leading authority on Japanese-Russian diplomatic history, was trained at the Russian Institute of Columbia University. This volume contributes to our understanding of not only the intricacies of bilateral relations between Moscow and Tokyo, but, more generally, of Russia's and Japan's modes of foreign policy formation. The author also discusses the U.S. factor, which helped make Russia and Japan distant neighbors, and the threat from China, which might help these countries come closer in the near future. It would be hardly possible to discuss the future prospects of Northeast Asia without having first read this book.
Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks Within China’s Floating Populationby Li Zhang
With rapid commercialization, a booming urban economy, and the relaxation of state migration policies, over 100 million peasants, known as China's "floating population," have streamed into large cities seeking employment and a better life. This massive flow of rural migrants directly challenges Chinese socialist modes of state control. This book traces the profound transformations of space, power relations, and social networks within a mobile population that has broken through the constraints of the government's household registration system. The author explores this important social change through a detailed ethnographic account of the construction, destruction, and eventual reconstruction of the largest migrant community in Beijing. She focuses on the informal privatization of space and power in this community through analyzing the ways migrant leaders build their power base by controlling housing and market spaces and mobilizing social networks. The author argues that to gain a deeper understanding of recent Chinese social and political transformations, one must examine not only to what extent state power still dominates everyday social life, but also how the aims and methods of late socialist governance change under new social and economic conditions. In revealing the complexities and uncertainties of the shifting power and social relations in post-Mao China, this book challenges the common notion that sees recent changes as an inevitable move toward liberal capitalism and democracy.
SUMMER PRESCOTT BOOKS is thrilled to announce the release of the long-awaited 3rd book in The Diner of the Dead Series: Sinister Strawberry Waffle, by Carolyn Q. Hunter!!! Just when it seems that things have finally quieted down for diner owner Sonja Reed, a threatening note, which is slipped under her door, spurs a series of spine-tingling events. When a simple landscaping project goes terribly awry, and a local businessman is murdered, Sonja finds herself in the midst of her most perplexing and dangerous mystery yet.
Brigid is dying for a pair of "glass slippers" so she can look like all the other girls at school. But when her eight-year-old fairy godmother, Maribel, grants Brigid's wish, she also makes some of Brigid's other clothing disappear! Once again, Brigid is fed up with Maribel--until she learns an important lesson about fads. Pictures are described. Don't miss the first Brigid Thrush book, Brigid Bewitched, and the third book, Brigid the Bad, which are in the Bookshare library along with other fun books by Kathleen Leverich.
How can a Greyhound Bus with four bank robbers, $10 million in cash, the contents of all of the safety deposit boxes and 12 hostages being follow by the San Francisco Police vanish off the Golden Gate Bridge? The police are stumped so a specialist in impossible crimes, Captain Heinz Noonan, the Bearded Holmes, is sent to San Francisco to solve the crime. With the clock ticking, Noonan will have to unravel how the bus was able to disappear - and why there are still hostages if the money has already been stolen and the bank robbers have vanished. Ride along with Captain Heinz Noonan, the nation's foremost impossible crime sleuth, and see if you can solve the crime as fast as he does!
Progress on the Path to Digital Authenticity This edition of Cognizanti explores the essence of what it means to be digital (think of a digital-to-the-core attitude and customer autonomy as critical operating constructs) and amplifies the role that the thoroughly modern CIO can play in helping organizations achieve progress, both from a leadership and "gig" economy point of view. From there, we examine the evolving world of intel-ligent automation (systems that do, think, learn and adapt), as well as the emerging landscape of business platforms, where companies of all sizes and shapes can plug and play in ecosystems that they either own, manage or merely participate in. This new approach introduces an interesting variation on the "co-opetition" theme that has pervaded business for the past few decades.
This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Sir John Fox Burgoyne, illegitimate child of General John Burgoyne, started life with few prospects of greatness but ended his life as a hugely respected Field Marshal of the British army; his funeral in 1871 was attended by no less than "Her Majesty the Queen, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, H.R.H. Prince Arthur, His Majesty the King of the Belgians... Among the British Officers assembled, were two Field-Marshals, ten full Generals, of whom seven wore the insignia of Grand Cross of the Bath, three Lieut.-Generals, fifteen Major-Generals, including Prince Edward of Saxe Weimar..." Destined for a military career from birth, he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers on 29th August 1798. At the time the Royal Engineers were a small body of men with specialized knowledge, primarily commissioned officers with few enlisted men - even a new Lieutenant was a person of consequence due to his rarity and skills, and the paucity of advancement that relied purely on seniority of service. He did not have to wait long before being flung into action during the blockade of Malta and then the invasion of Denmark. However, the majority of this book consists of letters and journal entries of his experiences during the Peninsular War. As one of the few engineers with the Duke's army, he was given important assignments during the sieges that dominated the movements of the Allied forces; his notes are all the more important for their commentary of the siege operations such as Badajoz and Ciudad Rodrigo that were undertaken from his expert knowledge. Notwithstanding the high casualty rates amongst the Engineers, Sir John survived the War to be employed on the disastrous expedition to New Orleans in 1814. His post-Napoleonic career was stunted by lack of potential advancement, so much so that he became involved in civil engineering and work on fortifications. He was posted to Ireland where he endeavoured to improve the conditions of the poor, particularly straining all his influence during the disastrous potato famine. Whilst doing this he was also a frequent correspondent with the military establishment over improvements and clashed with the indifference of politicians and their budgets. The first volume ends with the beginnings of the tension with Russia and his coming employment in the Crimea. Title - Life and Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart. -- Vol. I Series Name - Life and Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart. Series Number -- I Author -- Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart.(1782-1871) Editor -- Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. George Wrottesley (R.E.) (1827-1909) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1873, London, by Richard Bentley. Original - 506 pages. Illustrations - one portrait.
Master storyteller Gore Vidal's 1947 classic.Robert Holton has returned from Europe and settled into a solitary existence working for a New York stockbroker. He suppresses memories of nights of love in Florence as he tries to succeed in the city, but when Carla turns up he has to choose between conventionality and the fraught path of love.
The Larry's List team consists of art market researchers from around the world. Currently, we have more than 20 nationalities, each researcher with a background in art history or experience with art dealing. Which city in the world has the highest density of 2014 contemporary art collectors? Which country?Why does Germany almost have as many private art museums as the us?And what are the future trends for the global collectors scene?What you get: Unique Information on Art Collectors! The report offers detailed information on leading art collectors around the world. Our researchers carefully selected the data manually.
Levi Bell can see a person's soul just by looking into their eyes. In Monroe Poirier's eyes, he sees the devil himself. When Monroe moves back to the small Southern town of Malcome, Levi is repelled by the darkness of the stranger's soul. But Levi is cursed to love things dark and wicked, and he's seduced each time he looks into Monroe's eyes--and drawn to the swamp behind the old Poirier house. As strange occurrences begin to happen when shadows and visions visit him in the night, Levi sees a flicker of something good in Monroe's soul. But the need to submerge himself in the swamp's murky waters grows stronger as Levi's desire for Monroe becomes unbearable. In his struggles to help Monroe save his soul, Levi will have to decide if it's worth losing his own.
2nd EditionBefore Christian can end his relationship with a closeted cheater, he needs to see the evidence firsthand. He disguises himself and attends a masquerade ball escorted by a friend, in search of the Stranger in Black. When he finds him, he gets something entirely different--and much more erotic--than he expected. Wearing a black-and-gold mask, Jarrod is on the hunt for Chris, the "other woman" his best friend's fiancé is having an affair with. But a sexy vision in a white gown captures his attention and takes his breath away, which is strange, since he's gay. One by one, the pieces fall away, exposing their dual deception. After the masks--and the pants--are off, Christian and Jarrod must work together to support a friend... and maybe become something more than strangers.First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2011.
Kurt Trench loves running a successful auto repair shop with his twin sister Lena. Lately loyal customer Shane Dolan has been coming around more often, and Kurt assumes it's because of his sister. While Kurt wouldn't dream of coming between them, he can't help being drawn to Shane himself.... Or thinking about him in ways he definitely shouldn't. One night everything changes. Kurt doesn't reciprocate Shane's kiss--he's got no intention of stealing his sister's man--but when he tells Lena what happened, she can't believe how thick her brother is. She's not the reason Shane's been coming around the garage, and Kurt and Shane have more in common than a love of classic muscle cars. Now it's on Kurt to make the next move, assuming he hasn't blown his chance for good.
The Portsmouth Naval Prison, now vacant, sits at the far end of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey Island on the Maine and New Hampshire border. For over a century, "the Castle" or "the Rock," with its deceptively appealing exterior, has kept both visitors and New Hampshire residents in its thrall. Since its opening in 1908 to its decommissioning in 1974 and into the present day, myth and lore have surrounded this iconic building. For the 66 years it functioned, any prisoner who escaped was brought back dead or alive--or so it has been said. Only adding to the prison's mystique is its history of reform; particularly successful were the wartime restoration and rehabilitation programs. Although the prison's fearsome reputation is cemented in Darryl Ponicsan's The Last Detail, Portsmouth was a forerunner in many ways. Routine inside often reflected the latest advancements in the field. Yet, designed or deserved, the prison's legacy remains an intriguing mix of dread and redemption.
From its inception as a supply town during Montana's gold rush in the 1860s, Bozeman has attracted visionaries, leaders, and pioneering thinkers. Bozeman's first mayor, John V. Bogert, established a precedent for keeping the city clean, safe, and orderly. City commissioner and tireless worker Mary Vant Hull spearheaded efforts to build a new library and to expand local parks and trails, and early physician Dr. Henry Foster successfully performed one of the first caesarean sections in Montana. Incredibly talented outdoor advocates and athletes like mountain climber Alex Lowe and long-distance runner Ed Anacker have complemented Bozeman's outdoor lifestyle. An emphasis on art, music, and culture began in the 1860s with piano and voice sensation Emma Weeks Willson. Today, artist Jim Dolan's sculptures are enjoyed all over town, and illusionist Jay Owenhouse wows children and adults with his live shows. Inspiring individuals like Cody Dieruf, who passed away from cystic fibrosis at the age of 23, and dedicated streetcar driver Larry O'Brien have added kindness and courage to local life.
With roots dating back to 1851, the Illinois Central Railroad (IC) transported millions of passengers and countless tons of freight. Most trips were completed without incident. However, there were occasional mishaps, including derailments and collisions with other trains or highway vehicles. Most accidents were minor, while others made the national news, such as the October 30, 1972, collision of two commuter trains in Chicago that killed 45 passengers. The IC frequently had to deal with flooding, for the railroad ran in close proximity to several major rivers. In January and February 1937, much of the southern half of the railroad was shut down because of flooding on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This book depicts many of the accidents that have taken place along the Illinois Central through the years. The photographs are drawn from numerous sources, including the railroad's own photographers, amateur photographers, and photography studios.
The history of High Bridge is intertwined with the development of the iron and steel industry in the United States. As early as the 1700s, the framework of this little hamlet had already been created by English investors who carved up the rich wilderness of the New World, brimming with iron ore that would be essential to the county's development. High Bridge Borough evolved around the Taylor Wharton Foundry, established in 1742. With the passage of time, however, High Bridge has lost its farming and foundry roots, evolving into what is often referred to as a bedroom community. Just like the lofty trestle from which High Bridge derived its name, the city now runs the risk of being lost to time, forsaking the resilient character of the immigrants who forged a nation. This book aims to preserve High Bridge's glorious history for future generations.
The Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital was more than a building; it embodied an entire era of uniquely American history, from the unparalleled humanitarian efforts of Dorothea Dix to the revolutionary architectural concepts of Thomas Story Kirkbride. After well over a century of service, Greystone was left abandoned in 2008. From the time it closed until its demolition in 2015, Greystone became the focal point of a passionate preservation effort that drew national attention and served to spark the public's interest in historical asylum preservation. Many of the images contained in this book were rescued from the basement of Greystone in 2002 and have never been seen by the public. They appear courtesy of the Morris Plains Museum and its staff, who spent many hours digitally archiving the photographs so that future generations may better know Greystone's history.
Golf in Seattle and Tacoma uncovers the local history of this sport through photographs and accounts of events that shaped regional courses. In addition to local favorites, lesser-known stories are recounted. Seattle's Bill Wright became the first African American to win a national championship. Ballard's Karsten Solheim invented the PING golf club. Homer Kelley wrote one of the most influential books on the physics of the golf swing. Golf writer John Dreher located kidnapped George Weyerhaeuser. Minority golfers established the Fir State Golf Club to circumvent rules that prohibited entry into golf tournaments. Plus, this book explores the history of the area's newest course, Chambers Bay.
Perhaps no one could have foreseen the amazing transformation of Costa Mesa from a sleepy rancho to today's bustling "City of the Arts." Along with other Orange County cities, Costa Mesa experienced explosive growth, redevelopment, county bankruptcy, traffic, and environmental issues. While navigating these events, Costa Mesa emerged with its own brand of Southern California cityhood. World War II brought the Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) to town, along with 125,000 cadets. Postwar SAAAB conversion established the Orange County Fairgrounds, colleges, and housing. After incorporation in 1953, the race was on to achieve critical mass while surrounded by older, established cities. The Segerstrom family led the way to world-class facilities, such as South Coast Plaza and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. These venues shifted the city center from the traditional downtown to north Costa Mesa. Located at the confluence of three freeways and adjacent to John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Costa Mesa faces the future as the center of the South Coast Metro complex.
Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit over the last fifty years has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of racial and economic inequality in modern America, Thomas Sugrue explains how Detroit and many other once prosperous industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the 1960s. Probing beneath the veneer of 1950s prosperity and social consensus, Sugrue traces the rise of a new ghetto, solidified by changes in the urban economy and labor market and by racial and class segregation.In this provocative revision of postwar American history, Sugrue finds cities already fiercely divided by race and devastated by the exodus of industries. He focuses on urban neighborhoods, where white working-class homeowners mobilized to prevent integration as blacks tried to move out of the crumbling and overcrowded inner city. Weaving together the history of workplaces, unions, civil rights groups, political organizations, and real estate agencies, Sugrue finds the roots of today's urban poverty in a hidden history of racial violence, discrimination, and deindustrialization that reshaped the American urban landscape after World War II.In a new preface, Sugrue discusses the ongoing legacies of the postwar transformation of urban America and engages recent scholars who have joined in the reassessment of postwar urban, political, social, and African American history.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Audrey Style comes a charming guide to Audrey Hepburn?inspired living for the modern woman Audrey Hepburn epitomized grace and style, not only in her appearance but in her very essence. Whether in fashion, relationships, her work on the screen, or for UNICEF and her home life, there is no one more worthy of imitation. How did she do it? What Would Audrey Do? is the answer: a complete Audrey primer, with rich anecdotes and insight from the people who knew her best, and Audrey-inspired lessons in loveliness, including: · Dating advice from the woman who enjoyed romances with John F. Kennedy, William Holden, and Albert Finney · What made her an icon, and how to apply her style choices to twenty-first-century clothes, makeup, and accessories · Raising children, trying to raise husbands, and making home life balanced in every way · How to travel, what to pack, and maintaining your cool on the road · Using renown (long before Angelina and Bono got all the press) to help others around the world · Insight into her rich interior life and the discipline, intelligence, and generosity that made her so compelling In an era fraught with selfishness, flamboyance, and sensational headlines, Audrey as a role model is precisely what the world needs.
A female Goodfellas--the true story of A supermodel turned getaway driver for the mob.All-American beauty Georgia Durante was one of the most photographed models in the country when she married mobster Joe Lamendola. It plunged her into a world she never dreamed of--and one she feared she'd never survive--as a getaway driver for the Mafia and an eyewitness to unspeakable violence, brutality, and murder, as she came to understand the terrifying risk of being married to the Mob.
When a mysterious woman is kidnapped by a politically motivated fringe group and taken to their compound, Jack Reacher must help her escape with her life--from the inside out...
The disturbing climax to the Berlin Noir trilogy Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels have won him an international reputation as a master of historical suspense. In A German Requiem, the private eye has survived the collapse of the Third Reich to find himself in Vienna. Amid decaying imperial splendor, he traces concentric circles of evil and uncovers a legacy that makes the wartime atrocities seem lily-white in comparison.
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