A Brief History of Longing

Author: Jea Hawkins

Publisher: Wicked Hearts Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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We've all known that one person – the one we wanted, but couldn't have. The best friend. Gwen's been in love with her best friend since high school, but now that they're growing up, she wonders if it's time to look elsewhere for both friendship and romance. Without even realizing she's doing it, Gwen recounts twenty years of longing in sketches that launch the comic book career she's always wanted. In this story about love and loyalty, friendship is tested, broken, and mended. Because as Gwen moves forward with her life, she realizes there is no forgetting that first person who ignited desire and frustration, melancholy and love. There is no letting go of the hope that someday, they might find one another again. But sometimes you've got to risk a broken heart in order to find your one true love. Search Terms: clean lesbian romance, lesbian new adult romance, lesbian young adult romance, bisexual romance, second chances lesbian romance, sweet lesbian romance, friends to lovers lesbian romance, contemporary lesbian fiction, contemporary lesbian romance, contemporary lgbt romance
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A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Novel

Author: Marlon James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170504

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 9544

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Named a best book of the year by: The New York Times Chicago Tribune The Washington Post The Boston Globe Time Newsweek The Huffington Post The Seattle Times The Houston Chronicle Publishers Weekly Library Journal Popsugar BookPage BuzzFeed Books Salon Kansas City Star L Magazine From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a “musical, electric, fantastically profane” (The New York Times) epic that explores the tumultuous world of Jamaica over the past three decades. In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Brief History of Heaven

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470779918

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 5317

This engaging book by one of today's best-known Christian writers explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings to its most recent representations. A short, accessible book on the history of heaven. Draws together representations of heaven by a wide range of writers, theologians, politicians and artists. Covers literary works such as Dante's Divine Comedy, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and the poems of George Herbert. Considers discussions by Marx and Freud of heaven's role in society. Based on serious scholarship but is ideal for the non-specialist who wants to learn more about the idea of heaven. Alister E. McGrath is one of today's best-known Christian writers.
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A History of Victorian Literature

Author: James Eli Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 7437

Incorporating a broad range of contemporary scholarship, A History of Victorian Literature presents an overview of the literature produced in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900, with fresh consideration of both major figures and some of the era's less familiar authors. Part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature series, the book describes the development of the Victorian literary movement and places it within its cultural, social and political context. A wide-ranging narrative overview of literature in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900, capturing the extraordinary variety of literary output produced during this era Analyzes the development of all literary forms during this period - the novel, poetry, drama, autobiography and critical prose - in conjunction with major developments in social and intellectual history Considers the ways in which writers engaged with new forms of social responsibility in their work, as Britain transformed into the world's first industrial economy Offers a fresh perspective on the work of both major figures and some of the era’s less familiar authors Winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award, 2009
Posted in Literary Criticism

A Brief History of Western Man

Author: Thomas H. Greer

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Occidental

Page: 591

View: 4934

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A brief history of Ankara

Author: Toni Marie Cross,Gary Leiser

Publisher: Travis Air Museum

ISBN: 9780965595810

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 5354

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An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity

Author: Delbert Burkett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316284239

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This book, first published in 2002, offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and early Christian literature for all students of the Bible and anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. It is designed primarily for undergraduate courses in the New Testament, biblical studies and early Christianity. Delbert Burkett focuses on the New Testament, but also looks at a wealth of non-biblical writing to examine the history, religion and literature of Christianity in the years from 30 CE to 150 CE. An appendix containing translations of primary texts allows instant access to the writings outside the canon. With this textbook and the Bible, the student should therefore have all the necessary basic texts. The book is organised systematically with questions for in-class discussion and written assignment, step-by-step reading guides on individual works, special box features, charts, maps and numerous illustrations designed to facilitate student use.
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A History of the Colonization of Africa by Alien Races

Author: Harry H. Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521231280

Category: History

Page: 538

View: 890

Part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this 1913 edition extensively changes the 1899 original, and expresses Sir Harry Johnston's (1858-1927) perspective on African colonization.
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Listening and Longing

Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum

Author: Daniel Cavicchi

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571636

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 829

Winner of the Northeast Popular Culture Association’s Peter C. Rollins Book Award (2012) Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award (2012) Listening and Longing explores the emergence of music listening in the United States, from its early stages in the antebellum era, when entrepreneurs first packaged and sold the experience of hearing musical performance, to the Gilded Age, when genteel critics began to successfully redefine the cultural value of listening to music. In a series of interconnected stories, American studies scholar Daniel Cavicchi focuses on the impact of industrialization, urbanization, and commercialization in shaping practices of music audiences in America. Grounding our contemporary culture of listening in its seminal historical moment—before the iPod, stereo system, or phonograph—Cavicchi offers a fresh understanding of the role of listening in the history of music.
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The Longing for Myth in Germany

Religion and Aesthetic Culture from Romanticism to Nietzsche

Author: George S. Williamson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226899466

Category: History

Page: 428

View: 1744

Since the dawn of Romanticism, artists and intellectuals in Germany have maintained an abiding interest in the gods and myths of antiquity while calling for a new mythology suitable to the modern age. In this study, George S. Williamson examines the factors that gave rise to this distinct and profound longing for myth. In doing so, he demonstrates the entanglement of aesthetic and philosophical ambitions in Germany with some of the major religious conflicts of the nineteenth century. Through readings of key intellectuals ranging from Herder and Schelling to Wagner and Nietzsche, Williamson highlights three crucial factors in the emergence of the German engagement with myth: the tradition of Philhellenist neohumanism, a critique of contemporary aesthetic and public life as dominated by private interests, and a rejection of the Bible by many Protestant scholars as the product of a foreign, "Oriental" culture. According to Williamson, the discourse on myth in Germany remained bound up with problems of Protestant theology and confessional conflict through the nineteenth century and beyond. A compelling adventure in intellectual history, this study uncovers the foundations of Germany's fascination with myth and its enduring cultural legacy.
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The Wild Longing of the Human Heart

The Search for Happiness and Something More

Author: William Cooney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761866965

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

View: 5548

This book is divided into two parts, part one examines the brief history of happiness and summarizes the latest information from the areas of brain science as well as the field of positive psychology. Part two proposes that it is not happiness which is the true goal of human living.
Posted in Philosophy

Longing for the Bomb

Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Author: Lindsey A. Freeman

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469622386

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9423

Longing for the Bomb traces the unusual story of the first atomic city and the emergence of American nuclear culture. Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. Its workers labored at a breakneck pace, most aware only that their jobs were helping "the war effort." The city has experienced the entire lifespan of the Atomic Age, from the fevered wartime enrichment of the uranium that fueled Little Boy, through a brief period of atomic utopianism after World War II when it began to brand itself as "The Atomic City," to the anxieties of the Cold War, to the contradictory contemporary period of nuclear unease and atomic nostalgia. Oak Ridge's story deepens our understanding of the complex relationship between America and its bombs. Blending historiography and ethnography, Lindsey Freeman shows how a once-secret city is visibly caught in an uncertain present, no longer what it was historically yet still clinging to the hope of a nuclear future. It is a place where history, memory, and myth compete and conspire to tell the story of America's atomic past and to explain the nuclear present.
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A Brief History of the Caribbean

Author: D. H. Figueredo,Frank Argote-Freyre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 9167

Present a history of the Caribbean islands from its ancient Pre-Columbian times up to the present day, with emphasis on the Spanish and French periods of occupation.
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Nature in American Philosophy (Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy, Volume 42)

Author: Jean De Groot

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813213819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

View: 6506

With its focus on philosophy of nature, this book fills a gap in the ongoing reassessment of nineteenth-century American philosophy, and it opens the way to further study of the role played by reflection on nature in the emergence of the American mind.
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Orienting Istanbul

Cultural Capital of Europe?

Author: Deniz Göktürk,Levent Soysal,Ipek Tureli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136920013

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 9058

Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural pressures in its search for a place in Europe and on the world stage in the twenty-first century.
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A Patriot's History of the United States

From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement, Revised Edition

Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Patrick Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698173635

Category: History

Page: 1008

View: 6443

For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
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