Riddle, Mystery, and Enigma

Author: David Owen

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 191336867X

Category: History

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A history of relations between Britain and Russia from the nineteenth century to the present. With Riddle, Mystery, and Enigma, statesman and author David Owen tells the story of Britain’s relationship with Russia, which has been surprisingly underexplored. Through his characteristic insight and expertise, he depicts a relationship governed by principle as often as by suspicion, expediency, and necessity. When the two nations formed a pragmatic alliance and fought together at the Battle of Navarino in Greece in 1827, it was overwhelmingly the work of the British prime minister, George Canning. His death brought about a drastic shift that would see the countries fighting on opposite sides in the Crimean War and jostling for power during the Great Game. It was not until the Russian Revolution of 1917 that another statesman had a defining impact on relations between Britain and Russia: Winston Churchill, who opposed Bolshevism yet never stopped advocating for diplomatic and military engagement with Russia. In the Second World War, he recognized early on the necessity of allying with the Soviets against the menace of Nazi Germany. Bringing us into the twenty-first century, Owen chronicles how both countries have responded to their geopolitical decline. Drawing on both imperial and Soviet history, he explains the unique nature of Putin’s autocracy and addresses Britain’s return to “blue water” diplomacy. Newly revised, this paperback edition features extended chapters on Putin’s Russia and the future of British–Russian relations after the Russo-Ukrainian War.
Canadian Multiculturalism @50

Author: Augie Fleras

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004466562

Category: Education

Page: 414

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Canadian Multiculturalism @50 offers a critically-informed overview of Canada’s official multiculturalism against a half-century of successes and failures, benefits and costs, contradictions and consensus, and criticism and praise. Admittedly, not a perfect governance model, but one demonstrably better than other models.
A Reckoning with Racism

Author: Augie Fleras

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004532946

Category: Education

Page: 353

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The politics of racism have returned with a vengeance in the wake of widespread outrage over racial violence, yet nothing about the idea of racism is the same because everything has changed in how we see, think, and talk about it.
Before Sherlock Holmes

Author: LeRoy Lad Panek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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Traditionally, the history of detective stories as a literary genre begins in the 19th century with the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Émile Gaboriau and a handful of other writers. The 19th century was actually awash in detective stories, though many, like the so-called detective notebooks, are so rare that they lay beyond the reach of even the most dedicated readers. This volume surveys the first 50 years of the detective story in 19th century America and England, examining not only major works, but also the lesser known—including contemporary pseudo-biographies, magazines, story papers, and newspapers—only recently accessible through new media. By rewriting the history of the mystery genre, this study opens up new avenues for literary exploration. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.



Author: Charles Stoll

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 9781619843561

Category: Fiction


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Joshua Chambers is facing a catharsis when he learns that 14 of his friends have perished in a tragic blaze. In an attempt to make sense of his life, Joshua returns to his earliest memory, sitting in a stroller in his dad’s orthopedic shoe store being adored by a customer who teaches him about trust and love. Joshua then traces the forty significant events that created the person he is today. Joshua travels from the purity of his grade school love, Cathy, to a more mature relationship later in life with Chris. Their discussions challenge conventional beliefs and Josh discovers that there is an authentic power in allowing one’s body, mind and spirit to find its own balance. From his fraternity days to an African Baptism with incredible interpretations of “God,” his talks with Valentino, who is dying from AIDS, and his brief stint in jail, Joshua constantly grows and evolves. Everything leads to an inevitable triumph of the human spirit when Joshua dances in heaven as a conscious vibration. Enigma portrays philosophy, spirituality and sexuality as they actually exist in the present day.

Why We Die

Why We Die

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473647039

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'Herron is a stylish writer with a mordant sensibility and a deadly wit. He's also a tricky plotter' New York Times Book Review When Zoë Boehm agrees to track down the gang who knocked over Sweeney's jewellery shop, she's just hoping to break even in time for tax season. She certainly doesn't expect to wind up in a coffin. But she's about to become entangled with a strange collection of characters, starting with suicidal Tim Whitby, who's dedicating what's left of his life to protecting the pretty, battered Katrina Blake from her late husband's sociopathic brothers, Arkle and Trent. Unfortunately for Zoë, Arkle has a crossbow, Tim has nothing left to lose, and even Katrina has her secrets. And death, like taxes, can't be avoided forever.
The Quote Verifier

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429906173

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again, Sam," but more surprising ones such as "Ain't I a woman?" and "Golf is a good walk spoiled," as well as the origins of popular sayings such as "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," "No one washes a rented car," and "Make my day." Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.
Kerala: the Development Experience

Author: Govinda Parayil

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1856497275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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At a time when disillusion with neo-liberal development nostrums is mounting, alternative models of development are being revisited. Kerala's 30 million people may not have experienced rapid growth in GDP per capita, but they have for the past several decades achieved a remarkable social record in terms of adult literacy, infant mortality, life expectancy, stabilising population growth, and narrowing gender and spatial gaps.What are the implications of the disjuncture between human development and economic growth? What are the political, social and cultural factors responsible for Kerala's success? Does its human development record necessarily relate to sustainability in environmental terms? How inclusive has the Kerala model been, particularly for the fishing community and other socially marginalised groups?Can the new people's campaign for decentralised development from below make Kerala's development experience more enduring? What realistic view can be taken of its replicability elsewhere in India or further afield in the South? These are among the most important questions explored in this timely reassessment.

Author: Jerome Lucido

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617775369

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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God does not speak directly with humans as he once did in the Old and New Testaments. That's why Joshua LaRocca is stunned and disbelieving when he meets COTU, who claims to be God, in seven-degree November weather on a deserted Atlantic City boardwalk in front of the Taj Mahal Casino. That meeting begins a challenge that neither the United States government nor the planet Earth has ever faced before. In the middle are Josh LaRocca, committed Christian novelist, his agnostic agent and friend since childhood, and one thousand militant Palestinians spreading an enhanced strain of Ebola virus in five hundred of the largest air terminals in the United States. If the Palestinians are successful, hundreds of millions of people across the globe will die, and Joshua can't believe he was chosen by God to deliver such a message of doom. Author Jerome Lucido takes readers on a thrilling ride through one man's efforts to do no less than save the world, all in the name of COTU.