Daughter of Fortune

Titre : Daughter of Fortune
Auteur : Isabel Allende
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780062254429
Libération : 2014-04-15

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An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Entering a rough-and-tumble world of new arrivals driven mad by gold fever, Eliza moves in a society of single men and prostitutes with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence to the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.

One Party Classroom

Titre : One Party Classroom
Auteur : David Horowitz
Éditeur : Crown Forum
ISBN-13 : 9780307452566
Libération : 2009-03-10

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“David Horowitz has single-handedly exposed the intellectual corruption that exists within the classrooms of American colleges. Like all forms of corruption, indoctrination flourishes when kept in the dark. Here, Horowitz turns on the bright lights to expose what has become profoundly wrong with our colleges and universities. We are all in his debt.” –Ward Connerly, former regent, University of California David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin take us inside twelve major universities where radical agendas have been institutionalized and scholarly standards abandoned. The schools they examine are not the easily avoided bottom of the barrel. Rather, they are an all-too-representative sampling of American higher education today. Horowitz and Laksin have conducted the first comprehensive, in-depth, multiyear investigation of what is being taught in colleges and universities across the country–public to private, from large state schools to elite Ivy League institutions. They have systematically scrutinized course catalogs, reading lists, professors’ biographies, scholarly records, and the first-person testimonies of students, administrators, and faculty. Citing more than 150 specific courses, they reveal how academic standards have been violated and demonstrate beyond dispute that systematic indoctrination in radical politics is now an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum of America’s colleges. The extreme ideological cant that today’s students are being fed includes: • Promoting Marxist approaches as keys to understanding human societies–with no mention of the bloody legacy of these doctrines and total collapse in the real world of the societies they created • Instilling the idea that racism, brutally enforced by a “white male patriarchy” to oppress people of color and other marginalized groups, has been the organizing principle of American society throughout its history and into the present • Requiring students to believe that gender is not a biological characteristic but a socially created aspect of human behavior designed by men to oppress women • Persuading students that America and Israel are “imperialistic” and “racist” states and that the latter has no more right to exist than the South African regime in the days of apartheid In page after shocking page, Horowitz and Laksin demonstrate that America’s colleges and universities are platforms for a virulent orthodoxy that threatens academic ideals and academic freedom. In place of scholarship and the dispassionate pursuit of truth that have long been the hallmarks of higher learning, the new militancy embraces activist zealotry and ideological fervor. In disturbingly large segments of today’s universities, students are no longer taught how to think but are told what to think. From the Hardcover edition.

Jackie Kay Merle Collins Grace Nichols

Titre : Jackie Kay Merle Collins Grace Nichols
Auteur : Jackie Kay
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106014722489
Libération : 1996

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Jackie Kay A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Jackie Kay Merle Collins Grace Nichols Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Twelve Years a Slave

Titre : Twelve Years a Slave
Auteur : Solomon Northup
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486791845
Libération : 2014-02-22

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The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.

Havana Bay

Titre : Havana Bay
Auteur : Martin Cruz Smith
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781849838269
Libération : 2013-08-15

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Former Inspector for the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko, is summoned to Cuba to identify a liquefying corpse, dragged from the oily waters of Havana Bay. Renko finds himself in a decaying country, the final recess of Communism - a place where Russia is despised, exotic rituals take precedence and unexpected danger meets bewildering contradictions. After a harrowing experience that has left Renko on the verge of suicide, this new mystery leads him on a trail of deceit that reaches international proportions, and gives him a reason to relish his own life again.

Fire After Dark

Titre : Fire After Dark
Auteur : Sadie Matthews
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1444765507
Libération : 2012

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The first novel in a provocative romance series that will captivate, exhilarate and intoxicate you like no other, perfect for those who loved the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey but were left wanting more... It started with a spark... Everything changed when I met Dominic. My heart had just been broken, split into jagged fragments that can jigsaw together to make me look enough like a normal, happy person. Dominic has shown me a kind of abandonment I've never known before. He takes me down a path of pure pleasure, but of pain, too - his love offers me both lightness and dark. And where he leads me, I have no choice but to follow. Deeply intense and romantic, provocative and sensual, FIRE AFTER DARK will take you to a place where love and sex are liberated from their limits. Fans of E. L. James and Sylvia Day will find themselves kept awake late into the night with FIRE AFTER DARK...

Introduction to Applied Statistical Signal Analysis

Titre : Introduction to Applied Statistical Signal Analysis
Auteur : Richard Shiavi
Éditeur : Academic Press
ISBN-13 : 9780080467689
Libération : 2010-07-19

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Introduction to Applied Statistical Signal Analysis is designed for the experienced individual with a basic background in mathematics, science, and computer. With this predisposed knowledge, the reader will coast through the practical introduction and move on to signal analysis techniques, commonly used in a broad range of engineering areas such as biomedical engineering, communications, geophysics, and speech. Introduction to Applied Statistical Signal Analysis intertwines theory and implementation with practical examples and exercises. Topics presented in detail include: mathematical bases, requirements for estimation and detailed quantitative examples for implementing techniques for classical signal analysis. This book will help readers understand real-world applications of signal analysis as they relate to biomedical engineering. The presentation style is designed for the upper level undergraduate or graduate student who needs a theoretical introduction to the basic principles of statistical modeling and the knowledge to implement them practically. Includes over one hundred worked problems and real world applications. Many of the examples and exercises in the book use measured signals, many from the biomedical domain.

Gender on the Market

Titre : Gender on the Market
Auteur : Deborah Kapchan
Éditeur : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN-13 : 9780812202434
Libération : 2010-11-24

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"Kapchan's splendid enthnographic study of women's performance genres in Beni Mellal, Morocco, is an outstanding contribution to gender studies and to the understanding of Middle Eastern society."—Choice

Literature in the First Media Age

Titre : Literature in the First Media Age
Auteur : David Trotter
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674728257
Libération : 2013-12-16

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The period between the World Wars was one of the richest and most inventive in the long history of British literature. Interwar literature stood apart by virtue of the sheer intelligence of the enquiries it undertook into the technological mediation of experience. After around 1925, literary works began to examine the sorts of behavior made possible for the first time by virtual interaction. And they began to fill up, too, with the look, sound, smell, taste, and feel of the new synthetic and semi-synthetic materials that were reshaping everyday modern life. New media and new materials gave writers a fresh opportunity to reimagine both how lives might be lived and how literature might be written. Today, such material and immaterial mediations have become even more decisive. Communications technology is an attitude before it is a machine or a set of codes. It is an idea about the prosthetic enhancement of our capacity to communicate. The writers who first woke up to this fact were not postwar, postmodern, or post-anything else: some of the best of them lived and wrote in the British Isles in the period between the World Wars.

Luba

Titre : Luba
Auteur : Petter Hegre
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1898998620
Libération : 2003-11-01

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This is more than just a world-class photographer's record of his honeymoon, or a volume of pictures declaring his love - these exquisite photos are free of any inhibitions on the part of the photographer or his delectable model. They transmit sensuality and pure sexiness to the viewer. Looking at Luba's delicious body gives the reader a pang of carnal desire and makes them feel as though they are looking over Hegre's shoulder at one of the loveliest girls in the world, captured a hundred different ways.