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A Bargain with Mr Darcy

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A Bargain with Mr Darcy (A Pride & Prejudice Steamy Variation) One night in his bed, one night for a sister's dowry. When Elizabeth Bennet agrees to Mr Darcy's bargain she believes it is an affair of the head and not the heart. But as each night passes Elizabeth comes to realise the true nature of her feelings. And as the final night for her own dowry approaches she realises that for herself her future happiness may only last one more night. This is a Pride and Prejudice Steamy Variation Novelette *Please note that is only suitable for people over 18 years old. *

Delphi Complete Works of Edmund Burke (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Edmund Burke (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178656033X
Author: Edmund Burke
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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The British statesman Edmund Burke is an important figure in the history of political theory. Burke is chiefly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, Catholic emancipation and for his later objections of the French Revolution, leading to his becoming a leading figure in the conservative faction of the Whig Party. This comprehensive eBook presents Burke’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burke’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major works * Rare pamphlets and political works, not available in other collections * Includes ‘The Reformer’ articles, published when Burke was eighteen-years old — first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes Burke’s letters and speeches - spend hours exploring the statesman’s diverse works * Features two biographies - discover Burke’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books A VINDICATION OF NATURAL SOCIETY A PHILOSOPHICAL ENQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS OF THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA AN ESSAY TOWARDS AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE ENGLISH HISTORY A SHORT ACCOUNT OF A LATE SHORT ADMINISTRATION OBSERVATIONS ON A LATE STATE OF THE NATION THOUGHTS ON THE CAUSE OF THE PRESENT DISCONTENTS THE LETTERS OF VALENS REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INDIA A REPRESENTATION TO HIS MAJESTY, MOVED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ARTICLES OF CHARGE OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS AGAINST WARREN HASTINGS, ESQUIRE REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE APPEAL FROM THE NEW TO THE OLD WHIGS THOUGHTS ON FRENCH AFFAIRS THOUGHTS ON THE PROSPECT OF A REGICIDE PEACE THREE MEMORIALS ON FRENCH AFFAIRS THOUGHTS AND DETAILS ON SCARCITY THE CATHOLIC CLAIMS MISCELLANEOUS WORKS The Speeches LIST OF SPEECHES The Letters LIST OF LETTERS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO EDMUND BURKE by Sidney Carleton Newsom EDMUND BURKE by John Morley Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Deal

The Deal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307822745
Author: Sabin Willett
Publisher: Random House
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At 7:00 am in a Boston boardroom, there's a disaster in the making. High in an office tower in the heart of the financial district, lawyers and bankers are fighting a deadline to close an $840,000,000 leveraged buyout. Under the pressure of the crowded agenda, no one notices that a zero has been dropped from the mortgage document. The papers are signed, cheers and applause roar from the boardroom--and the fuse of a time bomb is lit. When it explodes, there will be hell to pay. As the partners of Freer, Motley, the presiding law firm, will discover, they are collectively and personally liable to their client to make up the multimillion-dollar shortfall. And so begins an accelerating and dire chain of events. Freer, Motley's senior partner is found dead, and its brightest young associate is charged with murder. The firm needs a fall guy, and John Shepard, brilliant but arrogant--and recently passed over for partner--fills the role to perfection. Defending John Shepard in a Boston court is going to be a career buster. No one wants the job, and no one understands why Ed Mulcahy accepts the case, even if he is Shepard's friend--but they don't know that he's already in way too deep to walk away. On a par with Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent, The Deal is the most exciting new legal thriller from a first-time author to be published in years. Written by a young partner with one of Boston's prestigious old firms, it is an utterly authentic view of the city's judicial system, from the ex-con informants, paid for their evidence, to the district attorney who needs a conviction for the sake of his political career. It is also the compelling story of two young lawyers--a defendant and his attorney--realizing too late that they are up against an old-guard establishment more powerful than they could ever imagined.

The Sanctuary Sparrow

The Sanctuary Sparrow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497671264
Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Medieval monk Brother Cadfael races to save a young man he believes is falsely accused of robbery—in the Silver Dagger Award–winning mystery series. In the gentle Shrewsbury spring of 1140, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound—a hunt in full cry. Pursued by a drunken mob, the quarry is running for its life. When the frantic creature bursts into the nave to claim sanctuary, Brother Cadfael finds himself fighting off armed townsmen to save a terrified young man. Liliwin, a wandering minstrel who performed at the wedding of a local goldsmith’s son, has been accused of robbery and murder. The cold light of morning, however, will show his supposed victim, the miserly craftsman, still lives, although a strongbox lies empty. Brother Cadfael believes Liliwin is innocent, but finding the truth and the treasure before Liliwin’s respite in sanctuary runs out may uncover a deadlier sin than thievery—a desperate love that nothing, not even the threat of hanging, can stop. The Sanctuary Sparrow is the seventh book in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, featuring a “wily veteran of the Crusades.” The historical mystery series earned Ellis Peters a Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award—and a legion of devoted fans (Los Angeles Times).

The Weekend Real Estate Investor

The Weekend Real Estate Investor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1572485574
Author: James O. Parker
Publisher: SphinxLegal
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The Weekend Real Estate Investor by James O. Parker Book Resume:

It Doesn't Have to Be a Full-Time Job Do you want to make more money without taking on another job? Have you thought about investing in rental property, but don't know where to start? The Weekend Real Estate Investor shows you how easy it is to use real estate to accumulate wealth-even if you don't have a lot of money to start. The Weekend Real Estate Investor examines how to value a property to determine its real worth, what to look for when flipping properties and when to walk away from a property that just needs too much work. Complete with money-saving tips and tax information to help you maximize your investment, you will learn all you need to know to increase your net worth and immediately start making more money. House Hunters Evaluate properties with an eye on your financial goal. Money Matters Finance your purchases without going broke. Tax Talk Increase your bank account without paying taxes. Deal Disasters Learn when a property isn't worth the price.

It's a Long Road to a Tomato

It's a Long Road to a Tomato [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1615191259
Author: Keith Stewart
Publisher: The Experiment
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It's a Long Road to a Tomato by Keith Stewart Book Resume:

Now updated and expanded, a New York executive-turned-farmer shares his story and the hows & whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century America. Keith Stewart, already in his early forties and discontent with New York’s corporate grind, moved upstate and started a one-man organic farm in 1986. Today, having surmounted the seemingly endless challenges to succeeding as an organic farmer, Keith employs seven to eight seasonal interns and provides 100 varieties of fresh produce to the shoppers and chefs who flock twice weekly, May to December, to his stand at Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan—the only place where his produce is sold. It’s a Long Road to a Tomato opens a window into the world of Keith’s Farm, with essays on Keith’s development as a farmer, the nuts and bolts of organic farming for an urban market, farm animals domestic and wild, and the political, social, and environmental issues relevant to agriculture today—and their impact on all of us. Includes a foreword by Deborah Madison and gorgeous new woodcuts by Flavia Bacarella Praise for It’s a Long Road to Tomato “Keith Stewart opens this engaging book by transforming himself abruptly from midlife executive into novice organic farmer. The twenty years that follow on an upstate New York farm are sampled here in true-life tales that—without denying the sometimes harsh realities of the small producer’s life—leave the reader in no doubt of the joys that keep this small farmer on the land.” —Joan Dye Gussow, author of This Organic Life “An enduring pleasure to read.” —Sally Schneider, author of A New Way to Cook “Stewart has been providing New Yorkers with magnificent vegetables for two decades. Now, as if to prove he can do anything, he provides all Americans with a compelling story about his own approach to farming. And at precisely the right moment, just as millions of people across the country are rediscovering the pleasure, and the importance, of eating close to home.” —Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home and Falter

Travel Advice

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Author: Owen Jones
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Travel Advice by Owen Jones Book Resume:

I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable. The information in this ebook on travelling is organized into 16 chapters of about 500-600 words each. I hope that it will interest those who like to travel or who are looking for somewhere to go on the next vacation. As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first. You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you

On the Edge of a Cliff

On the Edge of a Cliff [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460283325
Author: John Presti
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On the Edge of a Cliff by John Presti Book Resume:

My book focuses on what I know about ADHD, and what I have learned about just how to accept and cope with the challenges that it has brought to me, and in terms of having people understand me, I would say that one must have a really good grasp of what I know about Brain Chemistry, and Clinical Depression not just from a therapeutic point of view but also just the fact that I live with and accept the stigma associated with Depression. I also knew that as I wrote that hundreds of thousands will agree that live is what it is with its struggles, and pitfalls. I will say that in my experience it is best to be watchful of your audience, and also to realize that life is good and I am proud that I have lived to tell my story to others and to reach out to the thousands that suffer from this condition.

The Devil Wears Nada

The Devil Wears Nada [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1608995607
Author: Tripp York
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The Devil Wears Nada by Tripp York Book Resume:

In this devilishly entertaining book, Tripp York takes it upon himself to find the Prince of Darkness. Provoked by a wager made in one of his religion classes, York explores whether in proving the existence of Satan, we might in turn prove the existence of God. Admitting the idea is not half-bad (and thus, conversely, only half-good), York enlists the aid of numerous ministers, theologians, spiritual warriors, pagans, shamanists, fortune tellers, and Satanists in his fiendish quest to determine the whereabouts of God's first fallen creature. Part memoir and part theological treatise, The Devil Wears Nada is a compelling and humorous account of the strange, bizarre, and (oftentimes) offensive things we think about God, the Devil, and everything in between.

The Works of Edmund Burke Volume 5

The Works of Edmund Burke Volume 5 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3849651215
Author: Edmund Burke
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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The Works of Edmund Burke Volume 5 by Edmund Burke Book Resume:

Burke was one of the greatest political thinkers whom England has produced, and all his writings, like his speeches, are characterised by the welding together of knowledge, thought, and feeling. Unlike most orators he is more successful as a writer than as a speaker. He rose too far above the heads of his audience, which the continued splendour of his declamation, his inordinate copiousness, and his excessive vehemence, often passing into fury, at length wearied, and even disgusted: but in his writings are found some of the grandest examples of a fervid and richly elaborated eloquence. Though he was never admitted to the Cabinet, he guided and influenced largely the policy of his party, while by his efforts in the direction of economy and order in administration at home, and on behalf of kindly and just government in India, as well as by his contributions to political philosophy, he laid his country and indeed the world under lasting obligations. This is volume five out of twelve of his works, this volume containing various letters, Thoughts and Details on Scarcity and others.

Swede

Swede [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440144346
Author: Robert G. Masin
Publisher: iUniverse
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Swede by Robert G. Masin Book Resume:

Swede is a memoir to a great father who happened to be a humble, legendary New Jersey athlete. It is also a visit back to a storied time and place, Newarks historic Weequahic section. Swede covers the life of Seymour Swede Masin: his growing up in Newark, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants; his marrying out of the faith, temporarily breaking his parents hearts; his fascinating competitors and contemporaries; numerous anecdotes that best define him; the saga of Newarks Weequahic High School, past and present; and Swedes final years battling Alzheimers Disease. Of special note is the attention he received after serving as an inspiration for Philip Roths main character, Seymour Swede Levov, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral. There was something very special about him, especially some of his fascinating contradictions: strong yet gentle; frugal yet generous; individualistic yet a great team player; a worry wart yet with a great sense of humor. For Robert Masin, this was the father he was so fortunate to have known, admired, and loved. This memoir will allow people a glimpse of the Seymour "Swede" Masin he idolized.

Something Sensational

Something Sensational [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1436364442
Author: William Guy
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Something Sensational by William Guy Book Resume:

This is a book of travel essays, but it is not about what is commonly meant today by "travel," e.g. package tours for middle-aged, middle-class tourists who pile in and out of airconditioned buses around the world for their hour at the obligatory sights-- passive entertainment. These essays are about travel, warts and all, the "agony and the ecstasy" of a do-it-yourself process: from traffic jams in southern Italy to swiftly gliding dream trains in northern Germany and quite a bit in between. They depict a passionate quest for art, music, beauty; journeys to that realm of supreme aesthetic experience which is to be found in front of paintings by the masters and at great performances of operas in Tyrolian villages; epiphanies in dusty Italian squares or in Imperial palaces. They describe an immersion in the history, the landscape and the daily life of other countries. They also describe the "complex fate" of being an American in strange lands. They sometimes toy with the Jamesian question: where can Americans possibly, truly belong?

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1605200778
Author: Edmund Burke
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke Book Resume:

This 12-volume set contains the complete life works of EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797), Irish political writer and statesman. Educated at a Quaker boarding school and at Trinity College in Dublin, Burke's eloquence gained him a high position in Britain's Whig party, and he was active in public life. He supported limitations on the power of the monarch and believed that the British people should have a greater say in their government. In general, Burke spoke out against the persecutions perpetuated by the British Empire on its colonies, including America, Ireland, and India. Burke's speeches and writings influenced the great thinkers of his day, including America's Founding Fathers. In Volume V, readers will find: . "Observations on the Conduct of the Minority" . "Preface to the Address of M. Brissot to His Constituents" . "Letter to William Elliot" . "Thoughts and Details on Scarcity" . Letter to a Noble Lord on the Attacks Made Upon Mr. Burke and His Pension in the House of Lords by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale" . "Three Letters to a Member of Parliament on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France"

The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster

The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019754522X
Author: Nicholas A. Lambert
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster by Nicholas A. Lambert Book Resume:

An eye-opening interpretation of the infamous Gallipoli campaign that sets it in the context of global trade. In early 1915, the British government ordered the Royal Navy to force a passage of the Dardanelles Straits-the most heavily defended waterway in the world. After the Navy failed to breach Turkish defenses, British and allied ground forces stormed the Gallipoli peninsula but were unable to move off the beaches. Over the course of the year, the Allied landed hundreds of thousands of reinforcements but all to no avail. The Gallipoli campaign has gone down as one of the great disasters in the history of warfare. Previous works have focused on the battles and sought to explain the reasons for the British failure, typically focusing on First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. In this bold new account, Nicholas Lambert offers the first fully researched explanation of why Prime Minister Henry Asquith and all of his senior advisers--the War Lords--ordered the attacks in the first place, in defiance of most professional military opinion. Peeling back the manipulation of the historical record by those involved with the campaign's inception, Lambert shows that the original goals were political-economic rather than military: not to relieve pressure on the Western Front but to respond to the fall-out from the massive disruption of the international grain trade caused by the war. By the beginning of 1915, the price of wheat was rising so fast that Britain, the greatest importer of wheat in the world, feared bread riots. Meanwhile Russia, the greatest exporter of wheat in the world and Britain's ally in the east, faced financial collapse. Lambert demonstrates that the War Lords authorized the attacks at the Dardanelles to open the straits to the flow of Russian wheat, seeking to lower the price of grain on the global market and simultaneously to eliminate the need for huge British loans to support Russia's war effort. Carefully reconstructing the perspectives of the individual War Lords, this book offers an eye-opening case study of strategic policy making under pressure in a globalized world economy.

Insight Guides Pocket Japan (Travel Guide Japan)

Insight Guides Pocket Japan (Travel Guide Japan) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1839052546
Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
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Insight Guides Pocket Japan (Travel Guide Japan) by Insight Guides Book Resume:

Insight Guides Pocket Japan Travel made easy. Ask local experts. The definitive pocket-sized travel guide. Get Olympic ready with this stylish pocket travel guide to Japan. It's a convenient, concise companion to travellers' Tokyo 2020 Olympic adventure. Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is the ideal on-the-move travel guide for exploring Japan. From top tourist attractions like Mount Fuji, deer in Nara and nightlife in Osaka, to cultural gems, including taking in Tokyo's Edo-Tokyo Museum, exploring the historical centre of Kamakura and relaxing in an onsen hot spring, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. Features of this travel guide to Japan: - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the country's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Practical full-colour maps: with every major attraction highlighted, the maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered - Covers: Tokyo; Kanto; Kansai; Chubu; Western Honshu and Shikoku; Kyushu; Northern Honshu; Hokkaido Looking for an even bigger guide to Japan? Check out Insight Guides Japan for a comprehensive and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Snake Hips

Snake Hips [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1556524587
Author: Anne Thomas Soffee
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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After being dumped by her boyfriend, the author returns to Richmond and takes up belly dancing.

The Hazard Called Education by Joseph Agassi

The Hazard Called Education by Joseph Agassi [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9462096260
Author: Ronald Swartz,Sheldon Richmond
Publisher: Springer
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The Hazard Called Education by Joseph Agassi by Ronald Swartz,Sheldon Richmond Book Resume:

Joseph Agassi is known primarily among fellow academics as an exemplary historian and philosopher of science; an ardent critic and disciple of Karl Popper; a critical admirer of the work of Michael Polanyi; and a Socratic fly with the “sting of a bee” for all those who wear the intellectual fashions of the day. To most of Agassi’s students he is known primarily as an exemplary model of the Socratic teacher. The question of most urgency for educators today who care about the intellectual development of students is: How do we make ready our educational institutions for more Socratic teachers? The philosophical or theoretical question is: Why do we want Socratic teachers? In outline, of the many of Agassi’s educational essays selected for this book, Agassi answers those questions: authoritarianism (or anti-democracy) blocks the democratic reform of educational institutions where Socratic teachers and students could find a safe haven; and, Socratic teaching is the main anti-dote to authoritarianism. The removal of authoritarianism from education also removes the hazard that education has become to students; to their happiness, creativity, and dignity as autonomous individuals.

A Handful of Honey

A Handful of Honey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0330464973
Author: Annie Hawes
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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A Handful of Honey by Annie Hawes Book Resume:

Aiming to track down a small oasis town deep in the Sahara, some of whose generous inhabitants came to her rescue on a black day in her adolescence, Annie Hawes leaves her home in the olive groves of Italy and sets off along the south coast of the Mediterranean. Travelling through Morocco and Algeria she eats pigeon pie with a family of cannabis farmers, and learns about the habits of djinns; she encounters citizens whose protest against the tyrannical King Hassan takes the form of attaching colanders to their television aerials - a practice he soon outlaws - and comes across a stone-age method of making olive-oil, still going strong. She allows a ten-year-old to lead her into the fundamentalist strongholds of the suburbs of Algiers - where she makes a good friend. Plunging southwards, regardless, into the desert, she at last shares a lunch of salt-cured Saharan haggis with her old friends, in a green and pleasant palm grove perfumed by flowering henna: once, it seems, the favourite scent of the Prophet Mohammed. She discovers at journey's end that life in a date-farming oasis, haunting though its songs may be, is not so simple and uncomplicated as she has imagined. Annie Hawes has legions of fans. Her writing has the well-built flow of fiction and the self-effacing honesty of a journal.

Banksy

Banksy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250025745
Author: Will Ellsworth-Jones
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Banksy by Will Ellsworth-Jones Book Resume:

While hiding from the limelight, Banksy has made himself into one of the world's best-known living artists. His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop. Once viewed as vandalism, his work is now venerated; fans have gone so far as to dismantle the walls that he has painted on for collection and sale. But as famous as Banksy is, he is also utterly unknown—he conceals his real name, hides his face, distorts his voice, and reveals his identity to only a select few. Who is this man that has captivated millions? How did a graffiti artist from Bristol, England, find himself at the center of an artistic movement? How has someone who goes to such great lengths to keep himself hidden achieved such great notoriety? And is his anonymity a necessity to continue his vandalism—or a marketing tool to make him ever more famous? Now, in the first ever full-scale investigation of the artist, reporter Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together the story of Banksy, building up a picture of the man and the world in which he operates. He talks to his friends and enemies, those who knew him in his early, unnoticed days, and those who have watched him try to come to terms with his newfound fame and success. And he explores the contradictions of a champion of renegade art going to greater and greater lengths to control his image and his work. Banksy offers a revealing glimpse at an enigmatic figure and a riveting account of how a self-professed vandal became an international icon—and turned the art world upside down in the process.

Fighting and Writing

Fighting and Writing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1478021284
Author: Luise White
Publisher: Duke University Press
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Fighting and Writing by Luise White Book Resume:

In Fighting and Writing Luise White brings the force of her historical insight to bear on the many war memoirs published by white soldiers who fought for Rhodesia during the 1964–1979 Zimbabwean liberation struggle. In the memoirs of white soldiers fighting to defend white minority rule in Africa long after other countries were independent, White finds a robust and contentious conversation about race, difference, and the war itself. These are writings by men who were ambivalent conscripts, generally aware of the futility of their fight—not brutal pawns flawlessly executing the orders and parroting the rhetoric of a racist regime. Moreover, most of these men insisted that the most important aspects of fighting a guerrilla war—tracking and hunting, knowledge of the land and of the ways of African society—were learned from Black playmates in idealized rural childhoods. In these memoirs, African guerrillas never lost their association with the wild, even as white soldiers boasted of bringing Africans into the intimate spaces of regiment and regime.