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The Decorated Bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin

Among the many books in original bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin, a surprisingly large number are in decorated blind- or gold-tooled, calf, pigskin or goatskin bindings, which date from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The bindings come from all over Europe, ranging from Ireland to eastern Europe. While most were made in England, some fine and interesting examples from Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Holland are also included. I...

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"Something on My Own": Gertrude Berg and American Broadcasting, 1929-1956

In 1929 "The Goldbergs" debuted on the air, introducing Gertrude Berg -- and her radio alter ego, Bronx housewife Molly Goldberg - to the nation. The show would become one of the most beloved and enduring sitcoms of Golden Age radio, and early TV. At the helm was Berg who, as creator, star, writer, and producer, became a force to be reckoned with. This multi-faceted biography provides a penetrating look at how Gertrude Berg carved a ...

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The Vanishing Messiah

In 1895, an extraordinarily enigmatic faith healer emerged in the American West. An Alsatian immigrant and former cobbler, Francis Schlatter looked like popular depictions of Jesus, and it was said that his very touch could heal everything from migraines and arthritis to blindness and cancer. First in Albuquerque, and then in Denver, thousands flocked to him, hoping to receive his healing touch. Schlatter accepted no money for his wo...

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From Single to Serious

College students hook up and have sex. That is what many students expect to happen during their time at university—it is part of growing up and navigating the relationship scene on most American campuses today. But what do you do when you’re a student at an evangelical university? Students at these schools must negotiate a barrage of religiously imbued undercurrents that impact how they think about relationships, in addition to how t...

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Wilderness Survival For Dummies

Learn to: Use survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea Understand basic navigation Find enough water and food Signal for help and get rescued Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift o...

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Nottingham 1936: 21st Century Editions

An Historic Clash of Generations! The great international chess tournament at Nottingham, 1936 has taken its place next to other legendary tournaments such as St. Petersburg 1909, London 1922 and New York 1924. It set a record by featuring, for the first time, four men who had held the world championship title José Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Max Euwe (the then reigning champion) and Emanuel Lasker. The champions were expected t...

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Fred Vargas - Il Morso della Reclusa (2018)

Nebbioso, beccheggiante, indolente. Sempre perso nelle sue vaghezze. È il commissario Adamsberg, capo dell'Anticrimine al tredicesimo arrondissement parigino. - Non ci posso credere, - disse Danglard, - non ci voglio credere. Torni fra noi, commissario. Ma in quali nebbie ha perso la vista, porca miseria? - Nella nebbia ci vedo benissimo, - replicò Adamsberg in tono un po' secco, appoggiando i palmi sul tavolo. - Anzi, meglio che alt...

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Still Reigning: Thoughts of a Queen

But despite it all, she's still here. Still in charge, still iconic, and still keeping the gin industry in business. Still reigning. In this uproarious collections of musings from a matriarch, the Queen [of Twitter] shares some unvarnished opinions about her subjects and the rest of the civilized world. Of her adoring public across the pond in America, she notes, "One thinks of them as a mother thinks of a teenage boy; with a mixture...

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Tyrants Writing Poetry

As conventional understanding would have it, the sometimes brutal business of governing can only be carried out at the price of distance from art, while poetic beauty best fl ourishes at a distance from actions executed at the pole of power. Dramatically contradicting this idea is the fact that violent rulers are often the greatest friends of art, and indeed draw attention to themselves as artists. Why do tyrants of all people often ...

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Holderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche

This is the second volume in a trilogy in which Stefan Zweig builds a composite picture of the European mind through intellectual portraits selected from among its most representative and influential figures. In Hölderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche, Zweig concentrates on three giants of German literature to portray the artist and thinker as a figure possessed by a powerful inner vision at odds with the materialism and scientific positivi...