Fiction

The Secret History

Author: Donna Tartt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307765695

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4311

Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fiction

Die geheime Geschichte

Roman

Author: Donna Tartt

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641225957

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 7848

Richard Papen stammt aus einfachen Verhältnissen. Als er aufgrund eines Stipendiums das College besuchen kann, ist er gleich fasziniert von der ihm fremden Welt. Besonders zieht ihn eine Gruppe junger Studenten in den Bann, mit denen er nicht nur Griechisch lernt, sondern auch ausgelassen feiert. Doch bald spürt er, dass unter der Oberfläche unerschütterlicher Freundschaft Spannungen lauern und dass ein furchtbares Geheimnis seine Freunde belastet – ein Geheimnis, das auch ihn mehr und mehr in seinen dunklen, mörderischen Sog zieht.
History

The Secret History

with Related Texts

Author: Prokopios,Anthony Kaldellis

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603844082

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 4353

By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today as it was in the sixth century. Kaldellis' substantial Introduction addresses, among other topics, the historical background to The Secret History; Prokopios' literary style and major themes; and the relationships between Prokopios, Justinian, and Empress Theodora. Maps, genealogies, a glossary, and a selection of related texts (including excerpts from Prokopios' Wars and Buildings and several contemporary documents) enhance and support the reading of this scandalous and suspenseful book.
Sports & Recreation

The Secret History of Balls

The Stories Behind the Things We Love to Catch, Whack, Throw, Kick, Bounce and B at

Author: Josh Chetwynd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514876

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9148

You may fancy yourself a sports fan, but chances are you don't know: A fish eyeball was used as the center of some nineteenth-century baseballs The race to make better billiard balls led to the invention of plastics The Nerf ball was originally created to be part of a board game featuring cavemen Balls are the unsung heroes of sports. They are smacked, flung, dribbled, crushed, thrown, and kicked. They're usually only the subject of scrutiny when something goes wrong: a tear, the application of an illegal foreign substance, or a dent from overuse. Nevertheless, if you're watching nearly any major sporting event from around the world, you're likely following the ball wondering where it will go next... The Secret History of Balls mines the stories and lore of sports and recreation to offer insight into 60 balls-whether they're hollow, solid, full of air, or stuffed with twine or made of leather, metal, rubber, plastic, or polyurethane-that give us joy on playing fields and in every arena from backyards to stadiums around the globe.
Art

Type

The Secret History of Letters

Author: Simon Loxley

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845110284

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 978

"You'll never look at Renner's elegant circles-and-lines font Futura in the same way again."--Boston Globe
Social Science

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385354053

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 6240

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers. With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color
History

Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641095158

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 3346

Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Secret History of Dreaming

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318331

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 7082

Dreaming is vital to the human story. It is essential to our survival and evolution, to creative endeavors in every field, and, quite simply, to getting us through our daily lives. All of us dream. Now Robert Moss shows us how dreams have shaped world events and why deepening our conscious engagement with dreaming is crucial for our future. He traces the strands of dreams through archival records and well-known writings, weaving remarkable yet true accounts of historical figures who were influenced by their dreams. In this wide-ranging, visionary book, Moss creates a new way to explore history and consciousness, combining the storytelling skills of a bestselling novelist with the research acumen of a scholar of ancient history and the personal experience of an active dreamer.
History

The Secret History of Al Qaeda

Author: Abdel Bari Atwan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520255616

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 582

"Deeply researched, well reported and full of interesting and surprising analyses. It demands to be read."--Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama Bin Laden I Know
History

Gideon's Spies

The Secret History of the Mossad

Author: Gordon Thomas

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466866586

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 7699

In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as the Mossad. Gordon Thomas reveals that all too often the truth exceeds all the fantasies about the Mossad. Revised and updated for 2015, this new edition includes: - Mossad's secret meeting in 2013 with Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief to plan for Israel to use Saudi to attack Iran should the Geneva discussion fail to be honored by Iran. - The attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor that will be the flight path to an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. - Mossad's new cyber-war unit preparing to launch its own pre-emptive strike. - Why Mossad's former director, Meir Dagan, has spoken out against an attack on Iran. - Mossad agents who operate in the "Dark Side" of the internet to track terrorists. - Mossad's drone and its first killing. - Mossad's role in the defense of Israel's Embassy in Cairo during the Arab Spring. - An introduction to Mossad's new director, Tamir Pardo. These and other stunning details combine to give Gideon's Spies the sense of urgency and relevance that is characteristic of truly engrossing nonfiction.
History

The History and the Life of Chinggis Khan

The Secret History of the Mongols

Author: Urgunge Onon

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004092365

Category: History

Page: 183

View: 6802

The Tobchi'an (the History) was written in the Uighuro-Mongol script by Mongol scholars, possibly between 1228 and 1258, and records events during the period from the late 8th to the middle 13th century. It is translated and annotated by Mongolian-born scholar Onon (Cambridge U.). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Foreign Language Study

The Secret History of the Mongols

The Origin of Chinghis Khan (expanded Edition) : an Adaptation of the Yüan Chʼao Pi Shih, Based Primarily on the English Translation by Francis Woodman Cleaves

Author: Paul Kahn,Francis Woodman Cleaves

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui

ISBN: 9780887272998

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 201

View: 7178

This adaptation of what is recognized today as the oldest Mongolian text (written two decades after Chingis Khan's death) tells the Mongols' own version of the origin of their nation, the life of C
China

The Secret History of the Mongols and Other Pieces

Author: Arthur Waley

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755116046

Category: China

Page: 355

View: 3189

In this unforgettable book, Arthur Waley brings together a number of his articles, poems and translations. Included in this collection are pieces on the eighth-century Chinese poet Ts'en Shên and the great Chinese prose writer, Han Yü, as well as some of Waley's original poems and stories.But the most compelling is The Secret History of the Mongols, consisting of long extracts from a thirteenth-century Chinese saga. Written in vivid, elegant prose, it recounts fantastic tales of epic battles; of betrayal and love; of tyrants and prisoners. Suffused with symbolism and folklore, it is a masterpiece of storytelling which will appeal to the scholar and the ordinary reader alike.
History

The Secret History of Domesticity

Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge

Author: Michael McKeon

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885402

Category: History

Page: 904

View: 3161

Taking English culture as its representative sample, The Secret History of Domesticity asks how the modern notion of the public-private relation emerged in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Treating that relation as a crucial instance of the modern division of knowledge, Michael McKeon narrates its pre-history along with that of its essential component, domesticity. This narrative draws upon the entire spectrum of English people's experience. At the most "public" extreme are political developments like the formation of civil society over against the state, the rise of contractual thinking, and the devolution of absolutism from monarch to individual Subject. The middle range of experience takes in the influence of Protestant and scientific thought, the printed publication of the private, the conceptualization of virtual publics -- society, public opinion, the market -- and the capitalization of production, the decline of the domestic economy, and the increase in the sexual division of labor. The most "private" pole of experience involves the privatization of marriage, the family, and the household, and the complex entanglement of femininity, interiority, Subjectivity, and sexuality. McKeon accounts for how the relationship between public and private experience first became intelligible as a variable interaction of distinct modes of being -- not a static dichotomy, but a tool to think with. Richly illustrated with nearly 100 images, including paintings, engravings, woodcuts, and a representative selection of architectural floor plans for domestic interiors, this volume reads graphic forms to emphasize how susceptible the public-private relation was to concrete and spatial representation. McKeon is similarly attentive to how literary forms evoked a tangible sense of public-private relations -- among them figurative imagery, allegorical narration, parody, the author-character-reader dialectic, aesthetic distance, and free indirect discourse. He also finds a structural analogue for the emergence of the modern public-private relation in the conjunction of what contemporaries called the "secret history" and the domestic novel. A capacious and synthetic historical investigation, The Secret History of Domesticity exemplifies how the methods of literary interpretation and historical analysis can inform and enrich one another.
History

The Secret History

Author: Procopius

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602065381

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 9263

Fiction

Die geheime Geschichte von Twin Peaks

Roman

Author: Mark Frost

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315803

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7585

Endlich: Nach 25 Jahren die Wahrheit über Twin Peaks Das Buch, auf das Millionen Fans in aller Welt warten
Social Science

The Secret History of Gender

Women, Men, and Power in Late Colonial Mexico

Author: Steve J. Stern

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807846438

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 8176

In this study of gender relations in late colonial Mexico (ca. 1760-1821), Steve Stern analyzes the historical connections between gender, power, and politics in the lives of peasants, Indians, and other marginalized peoples. Through vignettes of everyday