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Samuel Adams
Veda Boyd Jones
0613508297
Dec 2001
Hardcover
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Canadian Marxists and the Search for a Third Way
Peter Campbell
0773518487
September 1999
Hardcover
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Memoirs of a Geisha
Arthur Golden
0754003655
Oct 1999
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Book Review
According to Arthur Golden's absorbing first novel, the word "geisha" does not mean "prostitute," as Westerners ignorantly assume--it means "artisan" or "artist." To capture the geisha experience in the art of fiction, Golden trained as long and hard as any geisha who must master the arts of music, dance, clever conversation, crafty battle with rival beauties, and cunning seduction of wealthy patrons. After earning degrees in Japanese art and history from Harvard and Columbia--and an M.A. in English--he met a man in Tokyo who was the illegitimate offspring of a renowned businessman and a geisha. This meeting inspired Golden to spend 10 years researching every detail of geisha culture, chiefly relying on the geisha Mineko Iwasaki, who spent years charming the very rich and famous.

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The Boyds: A Family Biography
Brenda Niall
0522848710
April 2002
Hardcover
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About the Author
Brenda Niall lives in Melbourne, Victoria.


The Greeks and Us: Essays in Honor of Arthur W. H. Adkins
Robert B. Louden (Editor)
0226493946
December 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Arthur W. H. Adkins's writings have sparked debates among a wide range of scholars over the nature of ancient Greek ethics and its relevance to modern times. Demonstrating the breadth of his influence, the essays in this volume reveal how leading classicists, philosophers, legal theorists, and scholars of religion have incorporated Adkins's thought into their own diverse research.

The timely subjects addressed by the contributors include the relation between literature and moral understanding, moral and nonmoral values, and the contemporary meaning of ancient Greek ethics. The volume also includes an essay from the late Adkins himself illustrating his methodology in an analysis of the "Speech of Lysias" in Plato's Phaedrus.

The Greeks and Us will interest all those concerned with how ancient...


The Greeks and Us: Essays in Honor of Arthur W.H. Adkins
Robert B. Louden (Editor)
0226493954
December 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Arthur W. H. Adkins's writings have sparked debates among a wide range of scholars over the nature of ancient Greek ethics and its relevance to modern times. Demonstrating the breadth of his influence, the essays in this volume reveal how leading classicists, philosophers, legal theorists, and scholars of religion have incorporated Adkins's thought into their own diverse research.

The timely subjects addressed by the contributors include the relation between literature and moral understanding, moral and nonmoral values, and the contemporary meaning of ancient Greek ethics. The volume also includes an essay from the late Adkins himself illustrating his methodology in an analysis of the "Speech of Lysias" in Plato's Phaedrus.

The Greeks and Us will interest all those concerned with how ancient...


George W. Bush
Veda Boyd Jones
0791069400
August 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Hal Marcovitz's Bill Clinton.Gr. 4-8. These short, lively volumes from the new Childhoods of the Presidents series focus on boyhood experiences that help explain how and why each man came to be the kind of leader he is. The purpose, according to the series introduction, is to help all young people aspire to great success, no matter what their background. In Marcovitz's book, the focus is on Clinton's charismatic charm, his compassion for African Americans struggling for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, and on the pivotal encounter when he stood up to his abusive, alcoholic stepfather. Thompson's title highlights Bush's fun-loving appeal, his childhood of financial privilege, his formative role as the eldest son of a politician, and his crucial experience helping his mother cope with the loss of...


George W. Bush (Major World Leaders Series)
Veda Boyd Jones
0791071847
September 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Hal Marcovitz's Bill Clinton.Gr. 4-8. These short, lively volumes from the new Childhoods of the Presidents series focus on boyhood experiences that help explain how and why each man came to be the kind of leader he is. The purpose, according to the series introduction, is to help all young people aspire to great success, no matter what their background. In Marcovitz's book, the focus is on Clinton's charismatic charm, his compassion for African Americans struggling for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, and on the pivotal encounter when he stood up to his abusive, alcoholic stepfather. Thompson's title highlights Bush's fun-loving appeal, his childhood of financial privilege, his formative role as the eldest son of a politician, and his crucial experience helping his mother cope with the loss of...


The Nambuli Papers/It's Like the Eiffel Tower/Tidewaters: The Lost Reel
Greg Boyd
1587750139
December 2004
Hardcover
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Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael
The Nambuli Papers represents one of the most hilariously prodigious feats in the history of literature.

Midwest Book Review
"... interconnected gateway to a new and quite unusual literary gestalt and a seminal, groundbreaking herald of cohesive multimedia storytelling."

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Samuel Adams
Veda Boyd Jones
0791063860
December 2001
Hardcover
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Vital Virginians
Bentley Boyd
1933122021
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Explore the progress of civil rights in America in the 20th Century by learning about some famous Virginians. Maggie Lena Walker was the first African-American woman to be president of a chartered bank in America. Harry F. Byrd Sr. opposed the post-World War II push for desegregation by crafting the South's "Massive Resistance" strategy. When that failed, people of color such as Arthur Ashe benefitted! This funny, colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history and help homeschooling parents!

About the Author
Bentley Boyd graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History and Literature. He has been a professional cartoonist for 15 years and is a passionate advocate for the use of the graphic novel format to...


Through Artists' Eyes: Australian Suburbs and Their Cities 1919-1945
John Slater
0522850928
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Featuring paintings and photographs, this beautifully illustrated collection exhibits how artists between the years of 1919 and 1945 recorded the coming of modernity to Australia. At a time when most artists were using rural subjects, these artists turned their attention to the tearing down of city centers and ordinary people at work and leisure, revealing an Australia that is familiar yet far from the iconic outback. From beaches photographed by Max Dupain to the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge captured by Grace Cossington Smith and Jessie Trail, this unveils a crossing into contemporary times that helped to define Australian art.

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