[PDF Download] The Lure Of The Arena

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Author: Garrett G. Fagan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521196167
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 362
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Were the Romans who watched brutal gladiatorial games all that different from us? This book argues they were not.

[PDF Download] The Lure Of The Mediterranean

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Author: Albert Bigelow Paine
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Category : Mediterranean Region
Languages : en
Pages : 393
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[PDF Download] The Lure Of The Garden

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Author: Hildegarde Hawthorne
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Size: 77.66 MB
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Category : Gardens
Languages : en
Pages : 259
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[PDF Download] The Lure Of Anti Semitism

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Author: Michel Wieviorka
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004163379
Size: 59.36 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 430
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This book is the first scientific study of present-day French anti-Semitism. As from the beginning of the 21st century France has been witness to a renewal of anti-Semitism which owes as much to internal developments in French society as to global factors and in particular to the conflict in the Middle East.

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Author: Mary F. Raphael
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Size: 63.73 MB
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Category : Loire (France : Department)
Languages : en
Pages : 189
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[PDF Download] The Lure Of The Honey Bird

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Author: J. Weedon Birch
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Languages : en
Pages : 248
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[PDF Download] The Lure Of The Dim Trails

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Author: B. M. Bower
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Category : Cowboys
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Take a trip along the dusty byways of the Old West in this book from renowned author B.M. Bowers. In The Lure of the Dim Trails, confirmed Yankee Bud Thurston sets off for points west to gather inspiration for his next novel. Will he blend in with the rough-and-tumble cowboys who populate the open range, or will he return empty-handed? Read this engrossing love letter to the Western landscape to find out.

[PDF Download] Bernard Shaw 1918 1950 The Lure Of Fantasy

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Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394575544
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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When Michael Holroyd's multivolume life of Bernard Shaw was published, it was hailed as a masterpiece, and William Golding predicted that it would take its place "among the great biographies." Now the biography is available for the first time in a lively and accessible abridgment by the author. This is the quintessence of Shaw. The narrative has a new verve and pace, and the light and shade of Shaw's world are more dramatically revealed as Holroyd counterpoints the private and public Shaw with inimitable insight and scholarship. Playwright, wit, socialist, polemicist, vegetarian, and irresistible charmer, Bernard Shaw was the most controversial literary figure of his age, the scourge of Victorian values and middle-class pretensions. Born in Dublin in 1856, he grew up there, a lonely child in an unsettling menage a trois. His father, George Carr Shaw, had turned to drink, and his mother was muse to a Svengali-like music teacher whom she followed to London. The young Shaw, anxious to escape his heritage, also left for London to reinvent himself as the legendary G.B.S.--novelist, lover, politician, music critic, and finally playwright. From his first passionate affair with a beautiful middle-aged widow, he moved on to flirtations and liaisons with young actresses and socialists before finally settling into marriage in 1898. At the turn of the century, Shaw was in his prime, a theatrical impresario and author of those great campaigning plays--Man and Superman, Major Barbara, The Doctor's Dilemma, and John Bull's Other Island--that used laughter as an anesthetic for the operation he performed on British society. By 1914 the author of Pygmalion was the most popular writer in England, and increasingly recognized throughout Europe and America. Though ready with advice to others on how to stay married, he fell painfully in love with two of the most dazzling actresses of the age, Ellen Terry and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. The reluctant recipient of a Nobel Prize for literature and an Academy Award for his screenplay for Pygmalion, Shaw became an international icon between the two world wars, feted from China and Soviet Russia to India and New Zealand, though still contriving to provoke the establishment in the United States, South Africa, and Ireland. In old age he was vigorous and prolific, espousing many new and quixotic causes. He revealed himself increasingly as conjurer, fabulist, and seer through his powerful late works, including Saint Joan, the Chekhovian Heartbreak House, the modernist fantasy Back to Methuselah, and the imaginative dream plays and political extravaganzas. Covering almost a century, from 1856 to 1950, this unparalleled life of Shaw presents the magnificent double portrait of an age and of a man who was born fifty years too soon. Holroyd magically captures the essence of Shaw's protean genius in a tragicomedy that

[PDF Download] The Arena

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[PDF Download] New Perspectives On Ancient Warfare Electronic Resource

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Author: Garrett G. Fagan
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004185984
Size: 80.21 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 372
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"New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare" explores the armies of antiquity from Assyria and Persia, to classical Greece and Rome. The studies illustrate the ways in which technology, innovation, cultural exchange, and tactical developments transformed ancient warfare by land and sea.