Traces the life of the English naturalist from his early years through his expedition aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and the development of his theory of evolution by natural selection.
"Hats up high. Boots down low. Zip my jacket, off I go!" So begins the rhythmic verse of this imaginative book. The full-circle story, which touches on a mother's love and quality time alone with Mommy, follows a little girl as she takes a walk from home back into her mother's loving arms. With simple, lyrical verse that helps children learn to read, this storytime book captures the beauty and majesty of autumn.
The fifth book in the exciting AMP series! The Grid has come to rest in a new sector. New hostiles emerge, once again setting the Human existence in jeopardy. A peek is given of the origin of the Human race. Follow along with the action as the follies of Don Grange and his Gray Ghoul fighters continues!
This volume of more than three hundred letters, selected from some seven thousand gathered around the world, is the first to provide a comprehensive collection of Thornton Wilder's correspondence.
Wilder was known as a man who knew everybody, and these letters vividly document the range of his friendships. Readers will find him roller-skating with Walt Disney, attending an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describing his life as a soldier in two World Wars, mentoring younger writers, dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and savoring his association with colorful local citizens during his twenty-month stay as a self-styled "hermit" in an Arizona mining town.
Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. No�l Coward, Max Reinhardt, Gene Tunney, Alexander Woollcott, Laurence Olivier, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Aaron Copeland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family. pThe author of such classics as iOur Town/i and iThe Bridge of San Luis Rey/i, Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist; we see that talent emerging in scenes and incidental dialogue in his letters. With characteristic exuberance, he draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain. In this collection, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice.
Ce dictionnaire, réalisé sous la direction de Jean Tulard, a été publié avec le concours du Centre national des Lettres.
Ce magnifique ouvrage est composé d'articles de synthèse souvent très développés sur des thèmes fondamentaux peu ou mal connus parfois, de portraits de personnages marquants, de l'histoire des pays et d'articles plus courts sur la vie des départements, les simples engagements militaires, la biographie de préfets, de députés ou de généraux qui n'ont joué qu'un rôle secondaire mais ne pouvaient être écartés. La liberté de chaque auteur a été respectée. Chacun exprime comme il l'entend, sur le fond comme dans la forme. Ce dictionnaire n'est ni polémique ni hagiographique. "Quel roman que ma vie!" déclarait Napoléon. Le vœu de Jean Tulard et de tous ceux qui ont participé à cette œuvre est que ce dictionnaire consacré à Napoléon se lise comme un roman, tout en garantissant au lecteur la rigueur scientifique qu'il est en droit d'attendre d'une telle somme.
Hindutva in India is a chauvinist and majoritarian political ideology that conjures up the image of a peaceful Hindu Self vis-à-vis the threatening minority Other. It is porno-nationalism in its obsessive preoccupation with the predatory sexuality of the putative Muslim figure and the dangers to the integrity of the Hindu bodies. The proponents of Hindutva mobilize and generate negative stereotypes of Islam and putative Muslims to legitimize violence against actual Muslims living in India. Adopting a critical ethnographic approach, this book investigates myriad ways in which the discourses of culture, insecurity, gender, identity, and violence intersect in Hindu nationalism’s reactionary and right-wing politics of fear and imagination.
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