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The Strangers Book

Author : Lloyd Pratt
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The Strangers Book explores how various nineteenth-century African American writers radically reframed the terms of humanism by redefining what it meant to be a stranger. Rejecting the idea that humans have easy access to a common reserve of experiences and emotions, they countered the notion that a person can use a supposed knowledge of human nature to claim full understanding of any other person's life. Instead they posited that being a stranger, unknown and unknowable, was an essential part of the human condition. Affirming the unknown and unknowable differences between people, as individuals and in groups, laid the groundwork for an ethical and democratic society in which all persons could find a place. If everyone is a stranger, then no individual or class can lay claim to the characteristics that define who gets to be a human in political and public arenas. Lloyd Pratt focuses on nineteenth-century African American writing and publishing venues and practices such as the Colored National Convention movement and literary societies in Nantucket and New Orleans. Examining the writing of Frederick Douglass in tandem with that of the francophone free men of color who published the first anthology of African American poetry in 1845, he contends these authors were never interested in petitioning whites for sympathy or for recognition of their humanity. Instead, they presented a moral imperative to develop practices of stranger humanism in order to forge personal and political connections based on mutually acknowledged and always evolving differences.

The strangers guide

Author : William Hargrove
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The Strangers at Home a Comic Opera written by J Cobb Selected Composed by T Linley

Author : Thomas Linley
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The Way of the Strangers

Author : Graeme Wood
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A radical rethinking of what ISIS is and what it really wants From Graeme Wood, author of the explosive Atlantic cover story "What ISIS Really Wants," comes the definitive book on the history, psychology, character, and aims of the Islamic State. Based on Wood's unprecedented access to supporters, recruiters, and high-ranking members of the most infamous jihadist group in the world, The Way of the Strangers is a riveting, fast-paced deep dive into the apocalyptic dogma that informs the group's worldview, from the ideas that motivate it, to the "fatwa factory" that produces its laws, to its very specific plans for the future. By accepting that ISIS truly believes the end is nigh, we can understand its strategy-and predict what it will do next.

The Strangers Who Came Home

Author : John Lazenby
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The Ashes cricket series, played out between England and Australia, is the oldest, and arguably the most keenly-contested rivalry, in international sport. And yet the majority of the first representative Australian cricket team to tour England in 1878 in fact regarded themselves as Englishmen. In May of that year the SS City of Berlin docked at Liverpool, and the Australians stepped onto English ground to begin the inaugural first-class cricket tour of England by a representative overseas team. As they made their way south towards Lord's to play the MCC in the second match of the tour, the intrepid tourists, or 'the strangers' as they were referred to in the press, encountered arrogance and ignorance, cheating umpires and miserable weather. But by defeating a powerful MCC side which included W.G. Grace himself in a single afternoon's play, they turned English cricket on its head. The Lord's crowd, having openly laughed at the tourists, wildly celebrated a victory that has been described as 'arguably the most momentous six hours in cricket history' and claimed the Australians as their own. The Strangers Who Came Home is a compelling social history which brings that momentous summer to life, telling the story of these extraordinary men who travelled thousands of miles, risking life and limb, playing 43 matches in England (as well as several in Philadelphia, America, on their return journey) during a demanding but ultimately triumphant homecoming; how their glorious achievements on the field of play threw open the doors to international sports touring, and how these men from the colonies provided the stimulus for Australian nationhood through their sporting success and brought unprecedented vitality to international cricket.

The Strangers We Know

Author : Pip Drysdale
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Imagine seeing your loving husband on a dating app. Now imagine that’s the best thing that happens to you all week … When Charlie sees a man who is the spitting image of her husband Oliver on a dating app, her heart stops. Her first desperate instinct is to tell herself she must be mistaken – after all, she only caught a glimpse from a distance as her friends laughingly swiped through the men on offer. But no matter how much she tries to push her fears aside, she can’t let it go. Because she took that photo. On their honeymoon. Suddenly other signs of betrayal start to add up and so Charlie does the only thing she can think of to defend her position – she signs up to the app to catch Oliver in the act. But Charlie soon discovers that infidelity is the least of her problems. Nothing is as it seems and nobody is who she thinks they are ... The eagerly awaited addictive new thriller from the bestselling author of The Sunday Girl. Praise for The Strangers We Know: ‘Written with pace, intrigue and a series of disorientating twists that keeps you guessing to the end’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘A relatable heroine, a riveting mystery, and plot twists that will make you gasp. I loved it.’ Robyn Harding, bestselling author of The Party ‘I raced through this book and loved the sharp, sassy suspense story of a marriage on the edge.’ Sara Foster, bestselling author of The Hidden Hours and You Don’t Know Me ‘The Strangers We Know is simply phenomenal. Pip Drysdale is a brilliant storyteller. She has a long career ahead of her, and I will be eagerly awaiting every new book she releases.’ Better Reading Book of the Week ‘Reels you in from the first chapter … Set aside a weekend because you won’t be able to put it down after you start reading.’ Courier Mail ‘Another gripping psychological thriller from the home-grown author of The Sunday Girl.’ Who magazine ‘Twisty-turny domestic noir.’ New Idea Book of The Month 'This addictive page turner enthralls from cover to cover … exposes a relationship marked by love, lies, betrayal, tragedy and deception. An author we need to watch.’ Mrs. B’s Book Reviews ‘The next Liane Moriarty.’ Stellar Praise for The Sunday Girl: ‘The Girls Club of psychological thrillers has a worthy new member’ Herald Sun

The Strangers Guide to the Island of Jersey Embellished with a Map Etc

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The Strangers East Indian Guide to the Hindoostanee Or Grand Popular Language of India

Author : John Borthwick Gilchrist
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The Stranger s Guide Through Cheltenham Containing an Account of Its Mineral Waters Also Notices of the Principal Objects of Curiosity in the Surrounding Country The Preface Signed H D I e H Davies With Plates and Maps

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The Strangers Gaze

Author : Brian Ó Dálaigh
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This anthology brings together over four centuries of accounts of Coun ty Clare by visitors from Ireland, Britain, the continent, Australia and America. These visitors include such notables as Arthur Young, William Thackery and Thomas Carlyle. While their accounts set out to entertain and enlighten, they also provide insights into the social, religious, and cultural traditions of County Clare. By studying the procession of travellers through the country over the centuries, the histories of urban and rural communities are revealed in a fresh light.