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The second volume of Barbarism and Religion explores the historiography of Enlightenment, and looks at Gibbon's intellectual relationship with writers sucah as Giannone, Voltaire, Hume, Robertson, Ferguson and Adam Smith. Edward Gibbon's intellectual trajectory is both similar but at points crucially distinct from the dominant Latin "Enlightened narrative" these thinkers developed. The interaction of philosophy, erudition and narrative is central to enlightened historiography, and John Pocock again shows how the Decline and Fall is both akin to but distinct from the historiographical context within which Gibbon wrote his great work.
Published at the height of the McCarthy era, Norman Mailer's audacious novel of socialism is at once an elegy and an indictment, a sinuous moral thriller and an intellectual slugfest. Wounded during World War II, Mike Lovett is an amnesiac, and much of his past is a secret to himself. But when Lovett rents a room in Brooklyn, he finds that his housemates have secrets of their own: One betrays a husband no one ever sees; another may have been a Communist executioner. Combining Kafkaesque unease with Orwellian paranoia, Barbary Shore plays havoc with our certainties and delivers its effects with a force that is pure Mailer. Praise for Barbary Shore "A work of remarkable power, of amazing penetration, both into people and the determining forces of American life."--The Atlantic Monthly "Vibrant with life, abundant with real people . . . [Mailer has] a scintillating skill in observation, a mature sense of meaning."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "This book is nothing short of amazing."--Newsweek "Barbary Shore [is] about the kind of country--and what you might call the psychic territory--that American war heroes were returning to."--The Guardian Praise for Norman Mailer "[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation."--The New York Times "A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent."--The New Yorker "Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure."--The Washington Post "A devastatingly alive and original creative mind."--Life "Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance."--The New York Review of Books "The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book."--Chicago Tribune "Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream."--The Cincinnati Post
(back of book) The history of Americas conflict with the piratical states of the Mediterranean runs through the presidencies of Washington. Adams. Jefferson, and Madison; the adoption of the Constitution: the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812: the construction of the Constitution: the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812; the construction of a full-time professional navy: and, most important, the nation's halting steps toward commercial independence. Frank Lambert's genius is to see in the Barbary Wars the ideal means of capturing the new nation's shaky emergence in the complex context of the Atlantic world. Depicting a time when Britain ruled the seas and France most of Europe, The Barbary Wars proves that America's earliest conflict with the Arab world was always a struggle for
Tessa McCamfrey, young and rootless resident of Southern California, has never found much in life that interests her. All of that changes when she stumbles upon a ring that transports her to a distant time and place. There she discovers her unexpected talent: She can create luminous, magical illustrations that have the power to influence others' lives. She becomes involved in the fate of kingdoms when her power is brought to bear against an evil king whose mind has been taken over by a golden crown called the Barbed Coil. As in The Book of Words trilogy, J.V. Julie) Jones imbues every one of her characters with personality, from the dashing mercenary Ravis, who becomes Tessa's protector in this strange new world, to the sailors, innkeepers, soldiers, and others who populate her lush, involving story.
Barney Thomson is a barber on the run. Notorious throughout Scotland as the most prolific serial killer since the Black Death, he has escaped Glasgow and the long arm of the law by hiding out in a monastery in the frozen far north-west. However, as the snow descends, and the police slowly close in on his hideout, a new, vicious and altogether more psychotic murderer is wreaking havoc amongst the monks...
<p> Finally, by popular demand, all seven Barney Thomson novels have been collected in one handsome omnibus edition.</p> <p> Fans of Douglas Lindsay's genre-defining barbershop death junky novels will be delighted to know that THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN includes the complete, unabridged text from the following Barney Thomson novels:</p> <p> #1 THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON<br /> #2 THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT<br /> #3 MURDERERS ANONYMOUS<br /> #4 THE RESURRECTION OF BARNEY THOMSON<br /> #5 THE LAST FISH SUPPER<br /> #6 THE HAUNTING OF BARNEY THOMSON<br /> #7 THE FINAL CUT</p> <p> <strong>Praise for the Barney Thomson novels</strong></p> <p> "This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed... an impressive debut novel." –<br /> Sunday Mirror</p> <p> "The plot, Russian literature fans, is a modern spin on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. The bloody ending, movie buffs, is pure Reservoir Dogs." – The Mirror</p> <p> "This is pitch-black comedy spun from the finest writing. Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs." – New Woman</p> <p> "A mad, macabre romp with surreal characters and cutting black humour." – The Sunday Mirror</p> <p> "Gloriously over the top, very bloody and very, very funny." – Daily Telegraph</p> <p> "A novel which is both genuinely silly and a fun read." – The Scotsman</p> <p> "Extremely well-written, highly amusing and completely unpredictable in its outrageous plot twists and turns." – The List</p> <p> "Lindsay’s burlesque thrills offer no sex, no drugs, no desperation to be cool. Just straightforward adult story; fantastic plot, classic timing and gleeful delight in the grotesque. With more talent than Irvine Welsh could dream of, Lindsay has crafted a macabre masterpiece where content lives up to style." – What’s On</p> <p> <strong>About the author:</strong></p> <p> Douglas Lindsay is the author of the Barney Thomson series, as well as the police thrillers, THE UNBURIED DEAD (Thomas Hutton #1), A PLAGUE OF CROWS (Thomas Hutton #2) and WE ARE THE HANGED MAN (DCI Jericho #1). He lives in Somerset.</p>
Barbie and Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure (Barbie and Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure)by Devin Ann Wooster
In Barbie and Her Sisters in The Great Puppy AdventureTM, Barbie, Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea discover an old treasure map in their grandmother's attic! Will they be able to follow the clues with the help of some playful puppies? Children ages 6 to 9 will love reading the whole story of Barbie's holiday movie, releasing in fall 2015. This easy-to-read chapter book comes with a sparkling glitter cover and a collectible bookmark!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Barbie and Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure (Barbie and Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure)by Kristen L. Depken
In Barbie and Her Sisters in The Great Puppy AdventureTM, Barbie, Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea discover an old treasure map in their grandmother's attic! Will they be able to follow the clues with the help of some playful puppies? Children ages 3 to 7 will love this beautiful Big Golden Book picture book based on the Barbie(TM) holiday movie releasing in fall 2015.
A THOROUGHLY GROWN-UP LOOK AT A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSE OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS To some she's a collectible, to others she's trash. In The Barbie Chronicles, twenty-three writers join together to scrutinize Barbie's forty years of hateful, lovely disastrous, glorious influence on us all. No other tiny shoulders have ever, had to carry the weight of such affection and derision and no other book has ever paid this notorious little place of plastic her due. Whether you adore her or abhor her, The Barbie Chronicles will have you looking at her in ways you never imagined.
Being the new kid isn't easy. But Jane has Barbie as her fifth-grade teacher. With Barbie's help, Jane and her classmates work together on a science fair project that gets the whole class hopping!
Camping with Barbie in scenic Wyoming is an adventure for Stacie and her friends. But when rumors of the legendary Clawman creature start making everyone jittery, it's up to Barbie and park ranger Ken to get to the bottom of the spooky legend. Picture descriptions added.
Barbie discovers that there are fairies living all around us! But when Ken gets kidnapped by a fairy princess, Barbie and her friends must travel to the enchanted fairy world and save him.
In Barbie's latest direct-to-DVD movie, Barbie discovers that there are fairies living all around us! But when Ken gets kidnapped by an evil fairy, Barbie and her friends must travel to the enchanted fairy world and save him. Barbie(TM): A Fairy Secret promises to be Barbie's most successful movie ever! Girls will love this exciting new Step 2 reader based on Barbie's latest release.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Barbie agrees to let Stacie train a guide-dog puppy, and her little sister does a great job. But all too soon, Stacie must choose between giving up her beloved pet--and gaining more than she ever thought possible. Picture descriptions present.
Barbie, Midge, and Teresa are sailing through the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean. Their adventure begins when Midge overhears a secret message from the dreaded pirate Red Beak. Will the three friends be able to beat the pirates to the treasure and recover the stolen cargo?
Barbie decides to enter the big talent competition. Unfortunately, so does her biggest rival: her "frenemy," Raquelle! Barbie is very nervous--but with a little help from her friends, she rocks the house! This full-color storybook comes with over 50 rockin' stickers!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Competitions can be scary, but Barbie knows just how to help. Join the American icon as she skates to her dreams. Picture descriptions added.
In BarbieTM in Princess Power, Barbie stars as a modern-day princess who discovers she has special powers! Will she be able to rid the kingdom of its enemy with the help of her best friends? Girls ages 6 to 9 will love this easy-to-read chapter book based on Barbie's latest movie, releasing in fall 2015.
Barbie is in a magical, musical adventure with her princess sisters! When evil Aunt Rowena moves into the castle, she forbids the princesses from dancing or singing ever again. The princesses discover a magical palace and escape, but when Barbie learns that their father's life is in danger, she must return to save the king and the kingdom. Picture descriptions added.
According to Hawaiian legend, the treasured Pink Pearl brings health to whomever possesses it. When it vanishes suddenly, almost everyone who's seen it is a suspect. That is, until Barbie and Kira's detective work helps recover the pearl--and leads them to a most unusual thief! Picture descriptions added.
In a letter to Samantha, Barbie tells the story of two sisters, Kim and Ashley. Barbie explains that when little sisters copy big sisters, it's just a way of showing they admire them. Picture descriptions added.
Coach Barbie is in Paris for the World SuperSkate Championship. Her team's chances of winning look great until her star skater's "lucky" skates disappear. Then it's up to Barbie to unravel the mystery and help her team take home something even better than first place!
Barbie is a mermaid who loves adventure! So when some whale pals invite her on a trip up north, how can she resist? Barbie experiences all sorts of new things. And she can't wait to tell her sisters all about it--especially the part where she meets a real, live human! Picture descriptions present.
Girls ages 2-5 will love this exciting full-color Little Golden Book retelling of the new Barbie spring 2013 direct-to-DVD movie.
When Skipper and her pals need a coach for their new cheerleading squad, Barbie's friend Becky is happy to lend a hand. But when one teammate loses her nerve before the first competition, Becky teaches the girls the true meaning of teamwork and trust.