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A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

  • Author: Christopher B. Krebs
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393062961
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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“A model of popular intellectual history. . . . In every way, ?A Most Dangerous Book is a most brilliant achievement.”—Washington Post When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little book about the ancient Germans, he could not have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis would extol it as “a bible” and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. But the Germania inspired—and polarized—readers long before the rise of the Third Reich. In this elegant and captivating history, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard University, traces the wide-ranging influence of the Germania, revealing how an ancient text rose to take its place among the most dangerous books in the world.

The Most Dangerous Book

The Most Dangerous Book

The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

  • Author: Kevin Birmingham
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101585641
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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Recipient of the 2015 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction “The arrival of a significant young nonfiction writer . . . A measured yet bravura performance.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times James Joyce’s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. The Most Dangerous Book tells the remarkable story surrounding Ulysses, from the first stirrings of Joyce’s inspiration in 1904 to the book’s landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933. Written for ardent Joyceans as well as novices who want to get to the heart of the greatest novel of the twentieth century, The Most Dangerous Book is a gripping examination of how the world came to say Yes to Ulysses.

Most Dangerous Book in the World

Most Dangerous Book in the World

9/11 as Mass Ritual

  • Author: S. K. Bain
  • Publisher: Trine Day
  • ISBN: 1937584194
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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In this shocking exposé, investigative researcher and author S. K. Bain reveals the truth behind the mass-murdering psychopaths responsible for the events of September 11, 2001, and reconstructs the occult-driven script for this Global Luciferian MegaRitual. As Bain uncovers, the framework for the entire event was a psychological warfare campaign built upon a deadly foundation of black magick and high technology. The book details the sinister nature of the defining event of the 21st century and explains the vast scope of the machinery of oppression that has been constructed around us.

The Most Dangerous Book: An Illustrated Introduction to Archery

The Most Dangerous Book: An Illustrated Introduction to Archery

  • Author: Daniel Nayeri
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 1523501197
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 88
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It’s the ultimate introduction to the world of archery, in a book that turns into an actual bow that shoots paper arrows. All you have to do is unlock and open the upper and lower bow limbs, punch out and fold the arrows, and shoot! But the book is also a rich and lively illustrated history of archery, covering the physics of a bow and arrow; the types of bows used since 4500 BC; arrows from around the world, like the deadly stone arrowheads used by Native Americans, or the Japanese whistling Kabura-ya that helped Samurai signal each other. Here are the great archery battles—Thermopylae in 480 BC, where the Spartan “300” faced a Persian who shot so many arrows they darkened the sky; or the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, the last battle to feature archers—horsemen from the Eurasian steppes—who helped the Russians defeat Napoleon.

The Most Dangerous Animal

The Most Dangerous Animal

Human Nature and the Origins of War

  • Author: David Livingstone Smith
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1429994630
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be hideously cruel and destructive to one another. Why are we our own worst enemy? The book shows us that war has been with us---in one form or another---since prehistoric times, and looking at the behavior of our close relatives, the chimpanzees, it argues that a penchant for group violence has been bred into us over millions of years of biological evolution. The Most Dangerous Animal takes the reader on a journey through evolution, history, anthropology, and psychology, showing how and why the human mind has a dual nature: on the one hand, we are ferocious, dangerous animals who regularly commit terrible atrocities against our own kind, on the other, we have a deep aversion to killing, a horror of taking human life. Meticulously researched and far-reaching in scope and with examples taken from ancient and modern history, The Most Dangerous Animal delivers a sobering lesson for an increasingly dangerous world.

The Atheist's Bible

The Atheist's Bible

The Most Dangerous Book That Never Existed

  • Author: Georges Minois
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226530299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 249
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The author tracks the course of the book from its origins in 1239 to its most salient episodes in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, introducing colorful individuals obsessed with possessing the legendary work--and the equally obsessive passion of those who wanted to punish people who sought it. This account sheds light on the power of atheism, the threat of blasphemy, and the persistence of free thought during a time when the outspoken risked being burned at the stake.

Walter Reuther

Walter Reuther

The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit

  • Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252066269
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 575
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The Most Dangerous

The Most Dangerous

  • Author: Terri Fields,Laura Jacques
  • Publisher: Arbordale Pub
  • ISBN: 9781607185260
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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A story of the most dangerous animals in the world competing in the Most Dangerous Animal of All Contest, including a shark, a tiger, and a mosquito.

The World's Most Dangerous Book

The World's Most Dangerous Book

  • Author: Keith Cantrell
  • Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781413784725
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
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In the course of 2,000 years, wars were won and lost, countries founded and destroyed, lives changed, and innocent people persecuted--all because of the Bible. This text addresses the Bible's contradictions and discrepancies and discusses the authorship of the text.

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

A Novel

  • Author: Lindsey Lee Johnson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 081299728X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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An unforgettable cast of characters is unleashed into a realm known for its cruelty—the American high school—in this captivating debut novel. The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities money can buy, these vulnerable kids are navigating a treacherous adolescence in which every action, every rumor, every feeling, is potentially postable, shareable, viral. Lindsey Lee Johnson’s kaleidoscopic narrative exposes at every turn the real human beings beneath the high school stereotypes. Abigail Cress is ticking off the boxes toward the Ivy League when she makes the first impulsive decision of her life: entering into an inappropriate relationship with a teacher. Dave Chu, who knows himself at heart to be a typical B student, takes desperate measures to live up to his parents’ crushing expectations. Emma Fleed, a gifted dancer, balances rigorous rehearsals with wild weekends. Damon Flintov returns from a stint at rehab looking to prove that he’s not an irredeemable screwup. And Calista Broderick, once part of the popular crowd, chooses, for reasons of her own, to become a hippie outcast. Into this complicated web, an idealistic young English teacher arrives from a poorer, scruffier part of California. Molly Nicoll strives to connect with her students—without understanding the middle school tragedy that played out online and has continued to reverberate in different ways for all of them. Written with the rare talent capable of turning teenage drama into urgent, adult fiction, The Most Dangerous Place on Earth makes vivid a modern adolescence lived in the gleam of the virtual, but rich with sorrow, passion, and humanity. Praise for The Most Dangerous Place on Earth “Alarming, compelling . . . Here’s high school life in all its madness.”—The New York Times “Unputdownable.”—Elle “Impossibly funny and achingly sad . . . [Lindsey Lee] Johnson cracks open adolescent angst with adult sensibility and sensitivity.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[A] piercing debut . . . Johnson proves herself a master of the coming-of-age story.”—The Boston Globe “Entrancing . . . Johnson’s novel possesses a propulsive quality. . . . Hard to put down.”—Chicago Tribune “Readers may find themselves so swept up in this enthralling novel that they finish it in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)