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The Visitors' Book

The Visitors' Book

In Francis Bacon's Shadow: The Lives of Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller

  • Author: Jon Lys Turner
  • Publisher: Constable
  • ISBN: 9781472121677
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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Denis Wirth-Miller and Dicky Chopping were a couple at the heart of the mid-twentieth century art world, with the visitors' book of the Essex townhouse they shared from 1945 until 2008 painting them as Zeligs of British society. The names recorded inside make up an astonishing supporting cast - from Francis Bacon to Lucian Freud to Randolph Churchill to John Minton. Successful artists, although not household names themselves, writing Dicky and Denis off as just footnotes in history would be a mistake. After Denis's death in 2010, Jon Lys-Turner, one of two executors of the couple's estate, came into possession of an extraordinary archive of letters, works of art and symbolically loaded ephemera the two had collected since they met in the 1930s. It is no exaggeration to state that this archive represents a missing link in British art history - the wealth of new biographical information disclosed about Francis Bacon, for example, is truly staggering. The Visitors' Book is both an extraordinary insight into the minutiae of Dicky and Denis's life together and what it meant to be gay in pre-Wolfenden Britain, as well as a pocket social history of the era and a unique perspective into mid-twentieth century art. With reams of previously unseen material, this is a fascinating and unique opportunity to delve into post-war Britain.

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062316109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, American
  • Page: 26
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BUT the basin of the Mississippi is the BODY OF THE NATION. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and of 300,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, which in many aspects form a part of it, this basin contains about 1,250,000 square miles. In extent it is the second great valley of the world, being exceeded only by that of the Amazon. The valley of the frozen Obi approaches it in extent; that of La Plata comes next in space, and probably in habitable capacity, having about eight-ninths of its area; then comes that of the Yenisei, with about seven-ninths; the Lena, Amoor, Hoang-ho, Yang-tse-kiang, and Nile, five-ninths; the Ganges, less than one-half; the Indus, less than one-third; the Euphrates, one-fifth; the Rhine, one-fifteenth. It exceeds in extent the whole of Europe, exclusive of Russia, Norway, and Sweden. IT WOULD CONTAIN AUSTRIA FOUR TIMES, GERMANY OR SPAIN FIVE TIMES, FRANCE SIX TIMES, THE BRITISH ISLANDS OR ITALY TEN TIMES. Conceptions formed from the river-basins of Western Europe are rudely shocked when we consider the extent of the valley of the Mississippi; nor are those formed from the sterile basins of the great rivers of Siberia, the lofty plateaus of Central Asia, or the mighty sweep of the swampy Amazon more adequate. Latitude, elevation, and rainfall all combine to render every part of the Mississippi Valley capable of supporting a dense population. AS A DWELLING-PLACE FOR CIVILIZED MAN IT IS BY FAR THE FIRST UPON OUR GLOBE.

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)

  • Author: James Joyce
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026849841
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 900
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This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.

Francis Bacon in Your Blood

Francis Bacon in Your Blood

  • Author: Michael Peppiatt
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1632863456
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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In June of 1963, when Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the former was a college boy at Cambridge, the latter already a famous painter, more than thirty years his senior. And yet, Peppiatt was welcomed into the volatile artist's world; Bacon, considered by many to be "mad, bad, and dangerous to know,Â?? proved himself a devoted friend and father figure, even amidst the drinking and gambling. Though Peppiatt would later write perhaps the definitive biography of Bacon, his sharply drawn memoir has a different vigor, revealing the artist at his most intimate and indiscreet, and his London and Paris milieus in all their seediness and splendor. Bacon is felt with immediacy, as Peppiatt draws from contemporary diaries and records of their time together, giving us the story of a friendship, and a new perspective on an artist of enduring fascination.

The Help

The Help

  • Author: Kathryn Stockett
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0425245136
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 534
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Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era. Includes reading-group guide. Reissue. A #1 best-selling novel.

Wivenhoe Park and John Constable

Wivenhoe Park and John Constable

  • Author: Michael John Sommerlad
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 16
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Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

  • Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133169546
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 800
  • View: 392
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

  • Author: Sam Hunter,Francis Bacon
  • Publisher: Poligrafa Ediciones Sa
  • ISBN: 9788434312029
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 95
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The work of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) has a strength and vitality that has seen him rightfully hailed as one of the greatest twentieth-century artists. Francis Bacon is a superbly illustrated concise monograph that provides readers with an informative yet in-depth survey of the artist¿s entire career ¿ from his earliest forays into the art world, to his death in Madrid in 1992.

The Worst Journey

The Worst Journey

  • Author: John Lewis-Stempel
  • Publisher: Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781472137937
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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During the terrible voyage, which continued to be made right through the winter, from the extreme north-west of Scotland to Russia's Arctic coast, the sailors faced 50- and even 100-foot waves, icebergs and hurricane-force winds. Such winds could peel the steel shields from the ships' guns and regularly blew men overboard. Spume would turn to ice the instant it landed on the ships. Accurate navigation was impossible because of the gyrations of the ships' compasses so far north and ships would plunge down the face of near-vertical waves or heel over almost onto their sides. In summer, long days offered no protection against aerial attack; and in the dark, U-boats would attack. A ship might fight off sixty attacks in the course of a single day. In summer, Oerlikon gunners would be at their guns for twenty hours a day; in the winter they often froze to death. There were 'routine' injuries caused by the rolling and pitching of a ship throwing men down stairs and tearing machinery, ammunition and fittings loose. More than half the ships on the first 22 convoys to Russia had no rating or officer with any medical knowledge. Desperately ill or injured sailors would simply die. If morphine was running low, 'minor' cases were given, in the style of Nelson's navy, a 'whacking tot' of rum before treatment. Sleep was pretty much impossible given the constant movement of the ships, and the foul, damp air below decks was a breeding ground for TB. If men were forced to abandon ship, even in the summer they would survive for at most two minutes of being in the water, or they would be killed immediately by the shock of contact with the freezing water. If a ship did sink, very few if any men would survive, perhaps 43 out of 1,200 men in one case. Even when the convoys reached Murmansk or Archangel there was no respite. Murmansk was about 25 miles from the front, which meant that there were enemy raids all day and food was short. Despite all this the Royal Navy stuck to the convoys for four years, supplying Russia with planes, oil and other vital materiel, but, more importantly, by reassuring Stalin of Britain's commitment, the men of the Arctic convoys succeeded in keeping Russia in the war. This is a book about the men of the convoys, about life aboard ship, drawing extensively on letters, diaries and reports, many from previously unpublished archives, as well as new interviews with the last surviving veterans.

Ian Fleming's Secret War

Ian Fleming's Secret War

  • Author: Craig Cabell
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • ISBN: 9781844157730
  • Category: History
  • Page: 182
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"The author has uncovered through official documentation, private papers and contacts, the depth of Fleming's work in Naval Intelligence. Fascinating insights emerge of those he worked with and details of covert trips to Europe and North Africa. Of particular interest is Fleming's close association with 30 Assault Unit, a crack special team who took the fight to the enemy. Ian Fleming's Secret War lifts the veil of secrecy from one of the best known and charismatic literary figures of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.

The Visitors Book

The Visitors Book

  • Author: Sophie Hannah
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062562126
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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In this sensational collection of supernatural short stories, Sophie Hannah takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear, then a gust of terror. Why is a young woman so unnerved by the presence of a visitors book in her boyfriend’s inner-city home? And whose spidery handwriting is it that fills the pages? Who is the strangely courteous boy still lingering at a child’s tenth birthday party when all the parents have gathered their children and left? And why does the presence of a perfectly ordinary woman in a post office line leave another customer sweating with fear? Read on to find out—but beware . . .

Clueless in Academe

Clueless in Academe

How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

  • Author: Gerald Graff
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300132018
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
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Gerald Graff argues that our schools and colleges make the intellectual life seem more opaque, narrowly specialized, and beyond normal learning capacities than it is or needs to be. Left clueless in the academic world, many students view the life of the mind as a secret society for which only an elite few qualify. In a refreshing departure from standard diatribes against academia, Graff shows how academic unintelligibility is unwittingly reinforced not only by academic jargon and obscure writing, but by the disconnection of the curriculum and the failure to exploit the many connections between academia and popular culture. Finally, Graff offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more accessible to students, showing how students can enter the public debates that permeate their lives.

Brief History of English and American Literature

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature

  • Author: Henry A. Beers
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 216
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This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486131629
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992

  • Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135575347
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 672
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Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.

My Life

My Life

  • Author: Bill Clinton
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9781400043934
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1008
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President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, attorney general, and governor. We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life. We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, from her infancy, to their daughter, Chelsea, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior. President Clinton’s book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, achievements. It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals. It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed. It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them: • The ten-year-old boy watching the national political conventions on his family’s new (and first) television set. • The young candidate looking for votes in the Arkansas hills and the local seer who tells him, “Anybody who would campaign at a beer joint in Joiner at midnight on Saturday night deserves to carry one box. . . . You’ll win here. But it’ll be the only damn place you win in this county.” (He was right on both counts.) • The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign. • The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole. • The delicate manipulation needed to convince Rabin and Arafat to shake hands for the camera while keeping Arafat from kissing Rabin. • The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency. Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice. A unique book by a unique American. From the Hardcover edition.

Composition-Rhetoric

Composition-Rhetoric

  • Author: Stratton D. Brooks, Marietta Hubbard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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A Figure in the Landscape

A Figure in the Landscape

  • Author: Fred Cuming,Christian Tyler
  • Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9780906290392
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 127
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"Though one of the youngest painters ever elected to the Royal Academy and the subject of many one-man shows, this is the first book dedicated to Fred Cuming's work as a whole. The columnist Christian Tyler, who wrote an essay for The Financial Times in 1990, has edited Cuming's autobiographical text which is illustrated with over 70 paintings and photographs most of which are reproduced in color."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Stargate Conspiracy

The Stargate Conspiracy

The Truth about Extraterrestrial life and the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Lynn Picknett
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101127732
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 448
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In recent years, alternative historians have gained remarkable insight into the mysteries of ancient Egypt-but according to Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, their discoveries tie into a dangerous conspiracy nearly fifty years in the making. At the center of this conspiracy is a group of respected, powerful individuals who believe that the ancient Egyptian gods are real extraterrestrials who will soon return to earth. The conspirators have intimate and exclusive knowledge of this momentous second coming-but they insist on keeping it to themselves. In this riveting, well-researched book, Picknett and Price reveal what this conspiracy means for the rest of mankind-and expose the insidious motivations of the individuals and organizations behind it...