The Brothel in Rosenstrasse
Old Count von Bek remembers his sexual glory days in pre-1914 Mirenburg. He remembers Alexandra, his teenage lover and the brothel in Rosenstrasse where outrageous fantasies were realised. But all the while civil war closes in. Politics and military power soon destroy the exotic and erotic mirage.
Woman: An Historical Gynælogical and Anthropological Compendium, Volume Three provides information pertinent to the obstruction in the normal process of labor. This book discusses the various ways and treatment, the obligations and duties of women among the different nations and races. Organized into 21 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the physical condition of women in child birth. This text then discusses the mechanical aids designed to hasten delivery and explains the external manipulations to bring about a normal presentation of the child. Other chapters provide a discussion of woman's milk as a medicine, especially for consumption. This book discusses as well the mutual relationship between grandmothers and their grandchildren. The final chapter deals with displayed special manners, customs, and superstitions at the death of a person who has remained unmarried, or of a woman who has died during pregnancy, in labor, or in childbed. This book is a valuable resource for anthropologists.
Armageddon in Retrospect
The New York Times bestseller-a "gripping" posthumous collection of previously unpublished work by Kurt Vonnegut on the subject of war. A fitting tribute to a literary legend and a profoundly humane humorist, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor and outraged moral sense, the pieces range from a letter written by Vonnegut to his family in 1945, informing them that he'd been taken prisoner by the Germans, to his last speech, delivered after his death by his son Mark, who provides a warmly personal introduction to the collection. Taken together, these pieces provide fresh insight into Vonnegut's enduring literary genius and reinforce his ongoing moral relevance in today's world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves.
Yves Thériault A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Agaguk Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
The Rise of Christianity
Rodney Stark, a sociologist by training, has written a book that should end much of the Christian-bashing occuring in academia. Stark demonstrates that Christianity became popular very quickly because it offered its adherents a better faith than competing religions and treated those believers better both physically and spiritually.
From Dictatorship to Democracy
A serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Based on the author's study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration, it was originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents.
Progress Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom
Andrei D. Sakharov A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Progress Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Pink ISBN 3-7757-1771-4 / 978-3-7757-1771-7 Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 283 pgs / 200 color. / U.S. $45.00 CDN $54.00 August / Art Featuring Vanessa Beecroft, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, James Lee Byars, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Willem de Kooning, Peter Doig, James Ensor, Roe Ethridge, Sylvie Fleury, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Gauguin, Nan Goldin, Philip Guston, Mike Kelley, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Jonathan Lasker, Charles Long, Paul McCarthy, Takashi Murakami, Pipilotti Rist, David Robbins, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, John Wesley, Franz West and Erwin Wurm.