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Death from a Top Hat

by Clayton Rawson

A magician turned detective is caught up in the most baffling locked-room murder mystery...'One of the all-time greatest impossible murder mysteries' Publishers Weekly starred review'Dazzling' Saturday Review'A cornerstone of detective fiction' New York TimesMaster magician The Great Merlini has hung up his top hat and white gloves, and now spends his days running a magic shop in New York and his nights moonlighting as a consultant for the NYPD. When the crimes seem impossible, it is his magician's mind they need. So when two occultists are discovered dead in locked rooms, one spread out on a pentagram, both appearing to have been murdered under similar circumstances, Merlini is immediately called in. The list of suspects includes an escape artist, a professional medium, and a ventriloquist - and it is only too clear that this is a world Merlini knows rather too well...

Encyclopedia of the Essay

by Tracy Chevalier

This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

Experience And Education: The Kappa Delta Pi Lecture Series (Collected Works Of John Dewey Ser. #13)

by John Dewey

Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received. Analyzing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, most readable form, predicates an American educational system that respects all sources of experience, on that offers a true learning situation that is both historical and social, both orderly and dynamic.

Dawn of the Morning (Grace Livingston Hill #43)

by Grace Livingston Hill

As her wedding day began, pretty Dawn Van Rensselaer was filled with doubts about the wondrous new life that lay ahead. But the young bride's uncertainty ended before the day did, when Dawn realized she'd been tricked into marrying a stranger. Heartbroken, she ran from the meaningless marriage-unaware that only in flight would she finally awaken to the healing power of love.

En tus zapatos

by Beth O'Leary

La irresistible nueva novela de la autora del best seller internacional Piso para dos. Leena está harta de la vida en la gran ciudad.A Eileen se le ha quedado pequeño su pueblo.Puede que sea el momento de cambiar las cosas... Después de que meta la pata en el trabajo, los jefes de Leena le piden que se tome dos meses de vacaciones lejos del bullicio de Londres. Mentalmente agotada, Leena decide ir a Hamleigh, un pequeño pueblo de Yorkshire, a visitar a su abuela. Eileen es una mujer formidable que acaba de quedarse soltera a sus setenta y nueve años y, aunque quiere empezar de nuevo, en el pueblo no tiene, precisamente, un buen mercado de hombres entre los que elegir.Cuando Leena se entera de que su abuela quiere enamorarse otra vez, propone una solución: durante dos meses, Eileen se irá a Londres a buscar el amor mientras ellacuida de todo en el pueblo. Aunque, con una marabunta de pensionistas muy particulares y un insoportable (y atractivo) joven profesor a los que enfrentarse, Leena no tardará en descubrir que cambiar de vida no es tan sencillo como parece... La crítica ha dicho...«¡Me encanta En tus zapatos! Es muy tierno, inspirador y un bálsamo para el alma en estos tiempos tan complicados.»Marian Keyes «Beth O'Leary, la autora de Piso para dos, nos regala otra lectura que te deja con la misma sensación que un cálido abrazo. Otro triunfo de novela.»Woman's Weekly «¡Nos ha hecho reír, llorar... y enamorarnos!»The Sun «Encantadora y llena de esperanza.»Daily Mirror «Una lectura llena de calidez y positividad que nos enseña que nunca es demasiado tarde para cambiar tu vida y perseguir tus sueños.»Platinum «Con su elenco de personajes redondos y brillantes, En tus zapatos es la novela perfecta para hacerte sentir bien. Un auténtico regalo para las fans de Marian Keyes.»Daily Express «Una lectura sobre la alegría de vivir la vida al máximo.»Heat «Una novela divertidísima y con un emotivo mensaje sobre la importancia de la comunidad.»The Bookseller «De la mano de la autora de la increíble comedia romántica Piso para dos, nos llega una lectura reconfortante que, francamente, necesitamos de verdad.»Stylist «Un remedio perfecto para estos tiempos llenos de ansiedad.»The People «Si te gustó Piso para dos, esto te va a encantar.»Fabulous Magazine «Una gran lectura llena de corazón, de ternura y de risas, perfecta para animarnos.»Red Magazine

Britain's Food Supplies in Peace and War (Routledge Library Editions: WW2 #3)

by Charles Smith

This book, first published in 1940, is a systematic analysis of Britain’s principal food supplies and the means by which they are distributed to the people. Its calculates the total quantities of food required to feed the whole nation properly, examines pricing structures and the sources of the food stuffs. Both home produced and imported foods are covered in this survey, as are restrictions in the form of the wartime governmental controls.

The Economic Basis of a Durable Peace (Collected Works of James Meade)

by James E. Meade

First published in 1940, this book suggested the basic principles upon which a new international economic order should be built at the end of the Second World War. Particular attention is paid to the possibility of constructing such an international order on the basis of divergent national economic systems – whether liberal or planned, capitalist or socialist. In undertaking this task the author combines theoretical analysis with a description of the immediate pre-war economic situation and writes in a language which is equally accessible to the economist and the layman.

Cerebral Laterality: Theory and Research

by Frederick L. Kitterle

Research on clinical populations and studies of normal individuals support the conclusion that there are functional differences between the cerebral hemispheres. This book captures some of the major developments in the field of cerebral laterality research of the last five years. These include lateralization in non-human primates, computational models of hemispheric processing, hemispheric transfer and interaction, perceptual asymmetries, techniques to measure dynamic changes in hemispheric processing of information, and new conceptualizations of the relation between handedness and cerebral laterality. The topics discussed exhibit an interconnectedness such that the approaches and techniques used in one area of cerebral laterality research have implications for research in other disciplines. They also reflect changes in the conceptualization of general theoretical issues regarding cerebral laterality research.

The Alarm of the Black Cat (The Rachel Murdock Mysteries #2)

by Dolores Hitchens

This classic mystery features a family feud, feline intervention, and the spirited septuagenarian sleuth from The Cat Saw Murder. A strange encounter with a little girl named Claudia and a dead toad sparks Rachel Murdock&’s obsessive curiosity, and she winds up renting the house next door just to see how things play out. But soon after she and her cat Samantha move in, Rachel realizes they&’ve landed right in the middle of a deadly love triangle that&’s created animosity among the three families who now surround her. When Rachel finds Claudia&’s great-grandmother dead in her basement, she reaches out to a friend in the LAPD to solve the crime. They soon learn the three households have been torn apart by one husband&’s infidelity and a complicated will that could lead to a fortune. In a house plagued by forbidden love, regret, and greed, Rachel will have to trust her intuition, as well as Samantha&’s instincts, to survive—and keep Claudia out of the hands of a killer whose work has just begun . . . &“You will never regret having made the acquaintance of Miss Rachel Murdock.&” —The New York Times The Alarm of the Black Cat was originally published under the pseudonym D. B. Olsen. Praise for Dolores Hitchens &“High-grade suspense.&” —San Francisco Chronicle on Stairway to an Empty Room/Terror Lurks in Darkness &“For those who enjoy Little-Old-Lady detectives, this should be a pleasing mystery, particularly if active LOLs are preferred. . . . Both interesting and unusual is the motive for murder.&” —Mystery*File on Cats Don&’t Smile

John Henry Muirhead: Reflections (Routledge Revivals)

by John W Harvey

First published in 1942, Reflections documents the life of John Henry Muirhead and the philosophical age that he observed. The first part of the volume derives from Muirhead’s own autobiographical narrative, left unfinished when he died in May 1940. The second part features two final chapters written by John W. Harvey that comprehensively record the final stages of Muirhead’s life. Harvey’s chapters incorporate Muirhead’s unfinished final years of commentary and begin at the man’s retirement from Birmingham Chair in 1921. As a student and teacher of philosophy, Muirhead’s life ran almost precisely parallel to what he himself refers to as ‘one of the most vivid and important movements in British and American philosophy’. He came into contact with some of the age’s primary thinkers and as such, his own autobiography is important in providing an insight into his contemporary philosophical environment.

The New Economic Warfare (Routledge Library Editions: WW2 #21)

by Antonín Basch

This book, first published in 1942, examines the economic necessities, defensive and offensive, basic and strategic, involved in waging war. Written with total global war raging, it analyses the unprecedented demands placed on the economic system of a nation, and looks at the great shifts of productive effort and limits on consumption that were needed.

Victory or Vested Interest? (Routledge Library Editions: WW2 #38)

by George Orwell Harold Laski G.D.H. Cole Mary Sutherland Francis Williams

This book, first published in 1942, covers the whole field of wartime life and organization. Is the private ownership and control of industry holding up production? Are the burdens of war being shared equally by the whole community? How can individual liberty be reconciled with maximum efficiency? Are women taking their rightful share in the national effort? Does our literature and art reflect the spirit of an aroused and determined people? Have we a message which will win the oppressed peoples of Europe to our side? These questions are frankly discussed and positive suggestions are made.

The Widening Stain

by W Bolinbroke Johnson

A series of accidents? Or is it Murder in the library...?A wonderfully entertaining classic from the Golden Age of crime fictionAt first, for the staff of the university library, it's easy enough to dismiss the death of a woman who fell from a rolling ladder as nothing more than an unfortunate accident. It's more difficult, however, to explain away the strangled corpse of a man found inside a locked room, surrounded by rare and obscure erotica. When a valuable manuscript disappears from the archive, it begins to look like both a killer and a thief are on the loose. It's up to chief cataloguer Gilda Gorham to solve the crimes but, unless she's careful, the next death in the library might just be her own.

The Black Angel

by Cornell Woolrich

This hypnotic thriller by the father of noir exposes its heroine to a waking nightmare. A panic-stricken young wife races against time to prove that her convicted husband did not murder his mistress. Writing in first person from her viewpoint, Woolrich makes us feel her love and anguish and desperation, as she becomes an avenging angel to rescue her husband from execution.

Diagnosis Of Our Time V 3

by Karl Mannheim

First published in 1943. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Journey to Work: Its Significance for Industrial and Community Life (International Library of Sociology)

by Kate Liepmann

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Leave Her to Heaven (Rediscovered Classics)

by Ben Williams

This classic bestselling novel about a man who encounters a woman whose power to destroy is as strong as her power to love evokes Hemingway in its naturalistic portrayal of elemental forces in both nature and humanity. Ellen's beauty was radiant, and Harland had been so struck with her personality and the strength of her character that he knew he could never leave her. When he found that she returned his adoration, he could marry her with joy, bothered just momentarily by a strange premonition. It was only later, when the premonition became a horrifying reality, that he realized the glowing loveliness of the woman he had married was the true face of evil.

Psychology and the Soldier: The Art of Leadership (Routledge Library Editions: WW2 #25)

by Norman Copeland

This book, first published in 1944, stresses the point that there is no shortcut to successful wartime leadership, and pays a close analysis to the attributes that contribute to being a sound leader of soldiers. Written in the middle of the Second World War, this book gives us valuable insights into the values and training of the British Army in the second half of the war.

Bring the Bride a Shroud (The Prof. A Pennyfeather Mysteries #1)

by Dolores Hitchens

The beloved author of the Rachel Murdock Mysteries introduces an amateur sleuth who knows murder is never academic—especially when it comes to love. Professor Pennyfeather is on his way to the desert town of Superstition to help a former student, now an army man. Tick Burrell is a charming troublemaker who&’s got himself in a bit of a bind. He&’s due to inherit a fortune when he marries, but until then, his aunt, Martha Andler, holds the purse strings in her iron grip. And now that Tick&’s engaged for the third time, he wants Pennyfeather to help him convince Martha his intentions—and his bride-to-be—are serious. But Superstition has become a hot destination for Tick&’s exes, both of whom want to win him back. One is a flighty gold digger; the other a striking and sharp-witted beauty. And his no-nonsense fiancée is in the Women&’s Army Corps. When Tick&’s aunt is found axe-murdered in her hotel room, Pennyfeather must decide who among them stands to benefit the most . . . Amidst the sage and cactus of the small army town, danger lurks, and Pennyfeather, who has Tick&’s best interests at heart, may be the next victim of a brutal and greedy killer. &“The story is just as engaging as The Cat Saw Murder and Pennyfeather, while less active and daring than Miss Murdock, proves himself to be more than capable as a detective in this gruesome premiere. . . . The story is rife with traditional detective novel motifs and abounds with fair play and puzzling clues.&” —Pretty Sinister Books Bring the Bride a Shroud was originally published under the pseudonym D. B. Olsen.

The British General Election

by R.B. McCallum

A seminal analysis of the election that reshaped Britain.

Death, My Darling Daughters (The Doctor Westlake Mysteries #1)

by Jonathan Stagge

Dr. Hugh Westlake investigates murder in a powerful family, by the Edgar Award–winning author who wrote the Peter Duluth Mysteries as Patrick Quentin. Patrick Quentin, best known for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, also penned outstanding detective novels from the 1930s through the 1960s under other pseudonyms, including Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: “Quentin is particularly noted for the enviable polish and grace which make him one of the leading American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; but this surface smoothness conceals intricate and meticulous plot construction as faultless as that of Agatha Christie.” The entire town is at sixes and sevens with the homecoming of the Hilton family, whose ancestor, Benjamin, left the village of Kenmore ages ago and eventually rose to become vice president of the United States. Now the Hiltons have returned—not that they’re particularly happy about it, if their rather standoffish attitude is any clue. But even such a highly regarded family has its secrets. And when their aged nanny dies under mysterious circumstances, Westlake is asked by Inspector Cobb to step beyond his role as local coroner and conduct a clandestine investigation into the Hilton household. Such a task won’t be easy, as other branches of the family arrive and expand Westlake’s list of possible suspects. But he’s not about to let a possible murder go unsolved, no matter how blue the blood being spilled . . .

Japan, Internationalism and the UN (Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies)

by R. P. Dore

Japan has enormous economic power and yet is a minor player in international politics. In part this has been due to the partnership with US, but now with the end of cold war there is a fierce debate going on in Japan regarding the international political role for the nation. This book is a response to the issues raised and was originally published in Japanese for a Japanese audience. Ronald Dore provides a full analysis of Japan's post war international position and in particular its role within the UN, the use of armed force and constitution. Japan, Internationalism and the UN provides a unique insight into Japan's foreign policy and its related domestic politics. It is the product of nearly half a century of study and discussion with the Japanese themselves about their place in the world.

Night Has a Thousand Eyes

by Cornell Woolrich

In Woolrich's iconic tale, Detective Tom Shawn saves a lovely young woman from a suicide attempt one night, and later hears her story. She is in despair because the death of her wealthy father has been predicted by a confident man seemingly gifted with the power of clairvoyance; a man whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his business many times before. Shawn and a squad of detectives investigate this dire prediction and try to avert the millionaire businessman from meeting his ordained end at the stroke of midnight. One of Cornell Woolrich's most influential novels, this classic noir tale of a man struggling with his ability to see the future is arguably the author's best in its depiction of a doomed vision of predestination.

The Phoenix Land

by Miklos Banffy

The 1000-year-old kingdom of Hungary, which formed a major part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, was dismembered by the Allies in 1918. Phoenix-like, the Hungarian people survived the horrors of war, the disappointment of the first socialist republic, the disillusion of the brief but terrifying rule of Bela Kun and the bitterness of seeing their beloved country dismembered by the Treaty of Trianon. This is the world Miklos Banffy, author of the hugely popular Transylvanian Trilogy (Arcadia), describes in his arresting memoir.

The Big Three: The United States, Britain, Russia (Routledge Library Editions: WW2 #2)

by David J. Dallin

This book, first published in 1946, analyses the state of the world at the close of the Second World War. Global power was passing from Britain to the United States and the Soviet Union, with the US being involved in every part of the world, Russia dominant in eastern Europe and the world looked a very uncertain place. This survey of the main three powers examines their changing conditions and foreign policies.

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