Score: 4.5
From 186 Ratings

A Year in Provence


  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Release Date : 1990-04-28
  • Genre: Europe
  • File Size: 8662783 Bytes


National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days....

Score: 4.5
From 95 Ratings

Confederates in the Attic


  • Author: Tony Horwitz
  • Release Date : 1998-03-03
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 7730959 Bytes


National Bestseller For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War -- reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and other Southerners, history fans, students of current racial conflicts, and more -- this ten-state adventure is part travelogue, part social commentary and always good-humored.   When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart.Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz emb...

Essential Essays  Culture  Politics  and the Art of Poetry

Essential Essays Culture Politics and the Art of Poetry


  • Author : Adrienne Rich
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393355147


Essential Essays Culture Politics and the Art of Poetry Book Description :

A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous, and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich. Adrienne Rich was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major intellectual voice of her generation. Essential Essays gathers twenty-five of her most renowned essays into one volume, demonstrating the lasting brilliance of her voice, her prophetic vision, and her revolutionary views on social justice. Rich’s essays unite the political, personal, and poetical like no other. Essential Essays is edited and includes an introduction by leading feminist scholar, literary critic, and poet Sandra M. Gilbert. Emphasizing Rich’s lifelong intellectual engagement, the essays selected here range from the 196...

Essential Essays  Volume 1

Essential Essays Volume 1


  • Author : Stuart Hall
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478002413


Essential Essays Volume 1 Book Description :

From his arrival in Britain in the 1950s and involvement in the New Left, to founding the field of cultural studies and examining race and identity in the 1990s and early 2000s, Stuart Hall has been central to shaping many of the cultural and political debates of our time. Essential Essays—a landmark two-volume set—brings together Stuart Hall's most influential and foundational works. Spanning the whole of his career, these volumes reflect the breadth and depth of his intellectual and political projects while demonstrating their continued vitality and importance. Volume 1: Foundations of Cultural Studies focuses on the first half of Hall's career, when he wrestled with questions of culture, class, representation, and politics. This volume's stand...

Essential Essays  Volume 2

Essential Essays Volume 2


  • Author : Stuart Hall
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478002710


Essential Essays Volume 2 Book Description :

From his arrival in Britain in the 1950s and involvement in the New Left, to founding the field of cultural studies and examining race and identity in the 1990s and early 2000s, Stuart Hall has been central to shaping many of the cultural and political debates of our time. Essential Essays—a landmark two-volume set—brings together Stuart Hall's most influential and foundational works. Spanning the whole of his career, these volumes reflect the breadth and depth of his intellectual and political projects while demonstrating their continued vitality and importance. Volume 2: Identity and Diaspora draws from Hall's later essays, in which he investigated questions of colonialism, empire, and race. It opens with “Gramsci's Relevance for the Study of...

Essential Essays on Judaism

Essential Essays on Judaism


  • Author : Eliezer Berkovits
  • Publisher : Shalem Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9657052033


Essential Essays on Judaism Book Description :

The essay "Faith after the Holocaust" (pp. 315-332) is an excerpt from his book "Faith after the Holocaust" (New York: Ktav, 1973)....

Essential  Essays by The Minimalists
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Essential Essays by The Minimalists


  • Author : Joshua Fields Millburn
  • Publisher : Asymmetrical Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01
  • Genre: Conduct of life
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781938793011


Essential Essays by The Minimalists Book Description :

The best of The Minimalists. This book by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays—some short, some long—from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life....

Cultural Cohesion  The Essential Essays
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Cultural Cohesion The Essential Essays


  • Author : Clive James
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393346367


Cultural Cohesion The Essential Essays Book Description :

The noted critic offers a collection of his poetry, film, culture, and fiction criticism, including forty-nine essays on such figures as Judith Krantz, James Agee, D.H. Lawrence, and W.H. Auden....

Political Philosophy in the Twenty First Century

Political Philosophy in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Steven M. Cahn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429977824


Political Philosophy in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

Moving beyond the work of Rawls and his critics, this concise collection contains critical essays in contemporary political philosophy. All have been chosen for their importance and accessibility, and some have been edited by their authors for inclusion in this work. Political Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century covers five main topics: equality, justice, liberty, democracy, and human rights. To assist readers, the editors have also provided section introduction and study questions as well as an overall introduction explaining the background to contemporary work in political philosophy. Beginning where most other anthologies in political philosophy conclude, this book can be used alone or in conjunction with any collection of historical sources....

Essential  Essays by The Minimalists
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Essential Essays by The Minimalists


  • Author : Joshua Fields Millburn
  • Publisher : Asymmetrical Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01
  • Genre: Conduct of life
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781938793011


Essential Essays by The Minimalists Book Description :

The best of The Minimalists. This book by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays—some short, some long—from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life....

What I Hope to Leave Behind

What I Hope to Leave Behind


  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Carlson Pub
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015037330209


What I Hope to Leave Behind Book Description :

Arranged under nine thematic topics that include personal testimony, women's roles, and issues of war and peace, this collection presents 126 of Eleanor Roosevelt's articles and speeches, tracing her development as a journalist, politician, activist, diplomat, and educator....