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  • The Idea of Europe in British Travel Narratives, 1789-1914by Katarina Gephardt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Showing how specific rhetorical strategies used in nineteenth-century British travel writing produced fictional representations of continental Europe in works by Ann Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, and Bram Stoker, Katarina Gephardt argues that nineteenth-century writers envisioned their country simultaneously as distinct from the Continent... more...

  • Writing Past Darkby Bonnie Friedman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 9.99

    Writing Past Dark charts the emotional side of the writer's life. It is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing. Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas... more...

  • Writing Past Darkby Bonnie Friedman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Writing Past Dark charts the emotional side of the writer's life. It is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing. Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas... more...

  • Nelson - the New Lettersby Colin White

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Nelson was a letter writer of great flair and somehow, between his naval service and recovering from various illnesses and wounds and, of course, despite his famously tangled love-life, he managed to write an extraordinary number of them, on all subjects and addressed to all manner of recipients. This widely-praised volume collects together over 500... more...

  • Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughterby Sharon L. Jansen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, was one of the most powerful women of her time. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, Anne composed a series of enseignements , "lessons", for her daughter Suzanne of Bourbon. These instructions represent a distillation of a lifetime's experience, and are presented through... more...

  • Rumors from the Cauldronby Valerie Miner

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    An indispensable collection of essays reflecting on the historical and cultural relevance of feminist movements across the globe  In these remarkably far-reaching writings, author and journalist Valerie Miner delivers a complex and engaging volume of essential reading. This book touches on topics ranging from suburban housewives to lesbian identity... more...

  • The Patient Has the Floorby Alistair Cooke

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Masterful essays by one of the most distinctive voices in broadcast journalism In his  Letter from America  reports for the BBC and as the host of PBS?s  Masterpiece Theatre , Alistair Cooke addressed millions of people all over the world every week. The fourteen essays collected here, each of which was first delivered as a speech, showcase the... more...

  • America Observedby Alistair Cooke

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The definitive survey of Alistair Cooke?s brilliant career as a newspaperman Few journalists have covered the American scene as thoroughly as Alistair Cooke did. In addition to presenting the Sunday-night  Letter from America  broadcasts for the BBC, Cooke was the  Guardian ?s chief US correspondent for more than a quarter century, filing daily... more...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...