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Weit über das Land

Weit über das Land

Roman

  • Author: Peter Stamm
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104031363
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Ist es ein neuer Anfang, wenn man alles hinter sich lässt? Der neue große Roman von Peter Stamm. Ein Mann steht auf und geht. Einen Augenblick zögert Thomas, dann verlässt er das Haus, seine Frau und seine Kinder. Mit einem erstaunten Lächeln geht er einfach weiter und verschwindet. Astrid, seine Frau, fragt sich zunächst, wohin er gegangen ist, dann, wann er wiederkommt, schließlich, ob er noch lebt. Jeder kennt ihn: den Wunsch zu fliehen, den Gedanken, das alte Leben abzulegen, ein anderer sein zu können, vielleicht man selbst. Peter Stamm ist ein Meister im Erzählen jener Träume, die zugleich locken und erschrecken, die zugleich die schönste Möglichkeit und den furchtbarsten Verlust bedeuten. ›Weit über das Land‹ ist ein Roman, der die alltäglichste aller Fragen stellt: die nach dem eigenen Leben.

23 Skiddoo: Way Back Beyond Across the Stars

23 Skiddoo: Way Back Beyond Across the Stars

  • Author: Wyman Wicket
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 148345052X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Ultra was on high alert. Factions from each [ET] “tribe” had succumbed to the insane aims of Project Lobster. Neither was working with the imprimatur of their respective peoples. This project was really the brainchild of top planning, who saw it as a kind of Counter-Reformation to the dawning of a new consciousness among Earthlings. Some called it “integral consciousness.” It also went by other names: 5th order consciousness, lateral thinking, etc. But the threat was crystal clear. Unless the elite could come up with a “higher” consciousness, they were doomed to lose the control they had enjoyed since the first bonehead banded with his brothers and declared tribal unity. It was an act of desperation, really. Containment of their master plan was in serious lapse. There seemed to be no defense to the human tendency to interpolate and exploit weaknesses, even in their overall dilapidated condition. They saw it coming, with the popularization of meditation and the re-discovery of individual sovereignty

Wer den Himmel berührt

Wer den Himmel berührt

Roman

  • Author: Barbara Bickmore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783426632000
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Beyond the Black River

Beyond the Black River

  • Author: Robert E. Howard
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736807716
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 89
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"Beyond the Black River" is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. A young settler named Balthus encounters Conan in the forests slaying a forest devil. Accompanying the young man back to the Fort, Conan finds the body of a merchant ensorcelled by a Pictish wizard named Zogar Sag and slain by a swamp demon. The Fort Tuscelan Commander, Valannus, is a desperate man and asks Conan to slay Zogar Sag before he raises the Picts against the whole borderlands. Taking a hand picked team of scouts and Balthus, Conan sets off stealthily in canoes. Balthus is captured and most of Conan's men slaughtered in an ambush. Balthus and one of the Scouts are tied to stakes and the scout is sacrificed by Zogar Sag to one of his jungle creatures. Before Balthus can meet a similar fate, Conan sets the Pictish village on fire and the two flee into the woods. Conan tells Balthus of the cult of Jhebbal Sag, now forgotten by most. Once all living things worshipped him when men and beasts spoke the same language. Over time men and most beasts forgot his worship. Zogar Sag has not, however, and can control those few animals and creatures who also remember. And they are on Conan's trail now. Conan is able to neutralize them using a symbol he once noticed, and the pair hurry to return to the Fort to warn them of the impending Pictish assault, but they are too late. They then go to warn the settlers that the Picts have crossed the river and are raiding. They are joined by Slasher, a feral dog formerly owned by a settler who had been slain by the Picts. Balthus is sent on to warn settlers of the coming Pict raid, and Conan parts from him to warn a group of settler who had gone to gather salt. Balthus warns the settlers, and—accompanied by Slasher—makes a stand against the coming Pict raiders. Their sacrifice delays the Picts and give the settlers time to reach safety. Conan manages to warn the salt-gathering party in time, but finds he has been marked for death by the gods of darkness for misusing the symbol of Jhebbal Sag. In the end Conan triumphs, but the fort is lost. The story ends in a tavern. A survivor tells Conan about the courageous act of Balthus and Slasher, and how their final stand had delayed the Picts just barely long enough for the settlers to reach safety. Upon hearing of the fight, Conan vowed to take the heads of ten Picts to pay for Balthus' sacrifice, along with seven heads for the dog, who was "a better warrior than many a man."

Beyond Black

Beyond Black

A Novel

  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 9781429900638
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Hailed as a "writer of subtlety and depth," Hilary Mantel turns her dark genius on the world of psychics in this smart, unsettling novel (Joyce Carol Oates) A paragon of efficiency, Colette took the next natural step after finishing secretarial school by marrying a man who would do just fine. After a sobering, do-it-yourself divorce, Colette is at a loss for what to do next. Convinced that she is due an out-of-hand, life-affirming revelation, she strays into the realm of psychics and clairvoyants, hungry for a whisper to set her off in the right direction. At a psychic fair in Windsor she meets the charismatic Alison. Alison, the daughter of a prostitute, beleaguered during her childhood by the pressures of her connection to the spiritual world, lives in a different kind of solitude. She cannot escape the dead who speak to her, least of all the constant presence of Morris, her low-life spiritual guide. An expansive presence onstage, Alison at once feels her bond with Colette, inviting her to join her on the road as her personal assistant and companion. Troubles spiral out of control when the pair moves to a suburban wasteland in what was once the English countryside and take up with a spirit guide and his drowned therapist. It is not long before Alison's connection to the place beyond black threatens to uproot their lives forever. This is Hilary Mantel at her finest- insightful, darkly comic, unorthodox, and thrilling to read.

The Back of Beyond

The Back of Beyond

A Story about Lewis and Clark

  • Author: Andy Russell Bowen
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press
  • ISBN: 0761382569
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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In 1803, Meriwether Lewis was offered the chance of a lifetime. The president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, asked him to lead an expedition across North America, through the Louisiana Territory and Oregon Country To The Pacific Ocean. Lewis jumped at the opportunity and called on his friend William Clark to share in the command of the exploration. The two men organized a small unit of volunteers they called the Corps of Discovery. They had little idea of what dangers lay ahead in the mysterious lands. Would they be attacked by wild animals? Could they survive winter's harsh weather? on May 21, 1804, The Lewis and Clark expedition embarked on one of the greatest adventures of all time. they would change the country forever, As they traveled into the Back of Beyond.

1862 the Confederates Strike Back

1862 the Confederates Strike Back

  • Author: Kevin Carroll
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1491766484
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 408
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In the late summer of 1862, after a series of victories culminating in the Union Armys rout at Second Manassas, General Lee and his commanders meet with President Davis and Secretary of State Judah Benjamin near that blood-soaked battleground to arrange a highly controversial and risky campaign for the fall. General Lee agrees to divide his Army of Northern Virginia by sending his most trusted general, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, to Kentucky with three Divisions by railcars to Knoxville, Tennessee. Jacksons Corps is ordered to march into Kentucky and meet with two other Confederate armies, those of Braxton Bragg and Kirby Smith, to secure that state for the Confederacy. In 1862 The Confederates Strike Back, author Kevin Carroll offers a fictional work of military history that envisions what might have happened if commanders at the time had made other choices. The story journeys through a series of hypothetical historical events once the Battle of Second Manassas is complete. Laced with military strategy, tactical maneuvering, and unforeseen complications caused by the fog of war, 1862 The Confederates Strike Back is complete with details on orders of battle that were accurate in late summer of 1862. It presents a realistic and plausible alternative to the historical events as they occurred. Can General Lee hold on and buy the time Jackson needs to complete his mission and return to Virginia? Will the risky strategy backfire on the South? Will the Confederacy achieve Independence?

To the Back of Beyond

To the Back of Beyond

  • Author: Peter Stamm
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1783783311
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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After returning from a pleasant holiday with his wife, Astrid, and their two children, Thomas walks out the front door. Thomas walks up the street. Thomas keeps walking. Astrid gradually realizes that her husband has not just gotten up early to go to work. She waits for as long as she can and then puts as much energy as she can into trying to find him - coming to understand, along the way, that there is little she can do if Thomas is striving to stay lost. In precise and hypnotic prose that cuts as cleanly as a scalpel, To the Back of Beyond is a novel that takes away the safe foundations of a marriage and a lifestyle to ask deeper questions about identity, connection and how free we are to change our lives. It is a graceful and resonant work from one of Europe's most important writers.

Beyond Hell and Back

Beyond Hell and Back

How America's Special Operations Forces Became the World's Greatest Fighting Unit

  • Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman,John D. Gresham
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466858427
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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An inside look at seven of the most harrowing and significant Special Operations missions ever. Courage beyond reason. Loyalty beyond faith. Perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. These are just some of the qualities of the members of the U.S. Special Operation Forces. BEYOND HELL AND BACK details the seven defining Special Ops missions that have made the Special Operation Forces the best fighting unit in the world, including: *THE RESCUE OF BAT-21: The largest and longest Combat Search and Rescue mission in the Vietnam War lasted 17 days and cost the lives of 13 Americans—all to rescue one man and the invaluable knowledge he alone possessed. * TASK FORCE NORMANDY: Planned in secrecy and executed with flawless efficiency, Task Force Normandy was an Army/Air Force Special Operations joint op that fired the opening shots behind enemy lines in Operation Desert Storm. *OPERATION EAGLE CLAW: The devastating Special Forces operation mounted to retrieve 52 American hostages in Iran resulted in the deaths of eight members of the rescue team. This failure ultimately led to the creation of Special Operations Command. *BASHER 52: Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down over the "no fly" zone above Bosnia, and his daring rescue was one of the Marine Corps' finest operations ever. These are a few of the dramatic true tales that represent the defining moments that helped shape the operational methods, planning, and deployment for all future Special Ops missions. BEYOND HELL AND BACK is the greatest collection of Spec Ops missions ever assembled.

Beyond Epistemology

Beyond Epistemology

New Studies in the Philosophy of Hegel

  • Author: F.G. Weiss
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401020167
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 254
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This book approaches Hegel from the standpoint of what we might call the question of knowledge. Hegel, of course, had no "theory of knowledge" in the narrow and abstract sense in which it has come to be understood since Locke and Kant. "The examination of knowledge," he holds, "can only be carried out by an act of knowledge," and "to seek to know before we know is as absurd as the wise resolution of Scholasticus, not to venture into the water until he had learned to swim. " * While Hegel wrote no treatise exclusively devoted to epistemology, his entire philosophy is nonetheless a many-faceted theory of truth, and thus our title - Beyond Epistemology - is meant to suggest a return to the classical meaning and relation of the terms episteme and logos. I had originally planned to include a lengthy introduction for these essays, setting out Hegel's general view of philosophic truth. But as the papers came in, it became clear that I had chosen my contributors too well; indeed, they have all but put me out of business. In any case, it gives me great pleasure to have been able to gather this symposium of outstanding Hegel scholars, to provide for them a forum on a common theme of great importance, and especially, thanks to Arnold Miller, to have Hegel himself among them. Frederick G. Weiss Charlottesville, Va. • The Logic of Hegel, trans. from the Etu;yclopaedta by William Wallace. 2nd ed.

Beyond the Reformation?

Beyond the Reformation?

Authority, Primacy and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition

  • Author: Paul Avis
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0567317048
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Beyond the Reformation? sheds fresh light on divisive issues of authority in the Christian Church and puts them in a new historical and ecumenical perspective. Against the background of the perennial tension between the mystical and the institutional dynamics in the life of the Church, it goes beyond the tragic divisions of the Reformation era in two major ways. First, it examines the power struggles of the medieval period, the largely abortive attempts at reform, and the theological solutions to apparently intractable divisions that were proposed by the Conciliar Movement and enacted by the reforming councils of the fifteenth century. It shows how the legacy of conciliar theology was both continued and modified by the Continental and Anglican Reformers and how this has shaped the churches in the modern world. It examines the question of continuity and discontinuity in the Reformation, seeing that event as an unresolved argument within the family of the Western Church. But this book also seeks to move beyond the Reformation in a second way. Drawing on Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican theology, the book explores the theme of conciliar and primatial authority in relation to the ecumenical quest for reconciliation and unity in the fragmented Church of today. In this major, ground-breaking work, Anglican theologian and ecumenist Paul Avis adds to his repertoire of studies of authority in the Christian Church, brings together historical, confessional and ecumenical aspects of ecclesiology, and charts a course for convergence between the major traditions on the thorny questions of authority, primacy and unity.

Beyond the Military Revolution

Beyond the Military Revolution

War in the Seventeenth Century World

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230344151
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The seventeenth century has long been seen as a period of 'crisis' or transition from the pre-modern to the modern world. This book offers a chance to explore this crisis from the perspective of war and military institutions in a way that should appeal to those doing global history. By placing 17th century warfare in a global context, Black challenges conventional chronologies and permits a reappraisal of the debate over what has been seen as the Military Revolution of the early-modern period. The book discusses war with regard to strategic cultures, assesses military capability in terms of tasks and challenges faced and attaches styles of warfare to their social and political contexts. Genuinely global in range, this up-to-date and wide-ranging account provides fresh historiographical insights into this crucial period in world history.

Beyond Infinity and Back

Beyond Infinity and Back

  • Author: Chris C Bresler
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1496993780
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 240
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It is about the devastation the loss of love and divorce can effect, and then the miracle of finding one's true love afterwards. It is an unfolding of the quest to spiritually force the universe to deliver that love as with magic. It is a reflection in song of the wonder of loving and being loved in return. And finally it is about lessons learned and things discovered during the journey of life and love.

Circling Back

Circling Back

Chronicle of a Texas River Valley

  • Author: Joe C. Truett
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN: 1587292408
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 230
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“There was so much space.” These words epitomize ecologist Joe Truett's boyhood memories of the Angelina River valley in East Texas. Years and miles later, back home for the funeral of his grandfather, Truett began a long meditation on the world Corbett Graham had known and he himself had glimpsed, a now-vanished world where wild hogs and countless other animals rustled through the leaves, cows ate pinewoods grass instead of corn, oaks and hickories and longleaf pines were untouched by the corporate ax, and the river flowed freely. Truett's meditation resulted in this clear-sighted portrait of a place over time, its layers revealed by his love and care and curiosity.Truett celebrates his family's heritage and the unspoiled natural world of the Piney Woods without nostalgia. He recreates an older, simpler, more worthy age, but he knows that we have lost touch with it because we wanted to: he laments the loss but understands it. What makes his prose so moving and so redeeming is this precise combination of honesty and sorrow, overlaid by a quiet passion for both the natural and the human worlds.

Parmenides’ Einübung in die Seinserkenntnis

Parmenides’ Einübung in die Seinserkenntnis

  • Author: Martina Stemich Huber
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110329298
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 266
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Das Werk des vorsokratischen Philosophen Parmenides, das nur fragmentarisch erhalten ist, kann als Lehrgedicht beschrieben werden. In diesem Buch werden zum ersten Mal die pädagogischen Aspekte des Gedichtes aufgrund einer detaillierten Diskussion von ausgewählten Fragmenten systematisch untersucht. Es werden u. a. folgende Fragen behandelt: Wie kommt der Suchende oder Lernende zur philosophischen Erkenntnis? Welche 'Wege' oder Methoden führen dorthin? Was für Lernstufen gibt es? Wie verhält sich der Lernende (der Kuros) zur Belehrenden (der Göttin)? Welcher geistige Zustand soll den Erkennenden kennzeichnen? Parmenides' Ontologie wird hier als Beschreibung des Erkennenden in Betracht gezogen, insofern das erkennende Subjekt seinem Objekt entsprechen soll. Parmenides' philosophische Pädagogik wird im Rahmen der Erziehungstheorie und Praxis der antiken Philosophie dargestellt und mit dem Thema der Philosophie als Lebenskunst verglichen.

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond

  • Author: Robin Wood
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231507577
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 480
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This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern "screwball" comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, and Rollercoaster. Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on Day of the Dead.

Commissioner of Patents Annual Report

Commissioner of Patents Annual Report

  • Author: United States. Patent Office
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Patents
  • Page: N.A
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Evolution and the Meaning of Life

  • Author: Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439126291
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 592
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In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

Twenty Years A-Growing

Twenty Years A-Growing

  • Author: Maurice O'Sullivanan
  • Publisher: J.S. Sanders Books
  • ISBN: 146163282X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 287
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O'Sullivan's memoir of growing up on the Great Blasket, a sparsely inhabited Gaelic-speaking island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland. “The only book I have ever reviewed which simply had to be praised without reservation.”—Sean O'Fáoláin, The Listener. Introductory Note by E. M. Forster.