Download An American Tragedy (Signet Classics) by Theodore Dreiser PDF

By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the cruel realities of yankee existence, the darkish part of the yankee Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success... "Mr. Dreiser isn't really imitative and belongs to no institution. he's at center a mysticist and a fatalist, although utilizing the sensible process. he's, at the facts of this novel by myself, a power."-The ny occasions e-book evaluation

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Download History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern American by John Lowney PDF

By John Lowney

During this nuanced revisionist heritage of recent American poetry, John Lowney investigates the melancholy era’s impression on overdue modernist American poetry from the socioeconomic difficulty of the Thirties throughout the emergence of the hot social routine of the Nineteen Sixties. proficient by means of an ongoing scholarly reconsideration of Nineteen Thirties American tradition and focusing on Left writers whose old cognizance used to be profoundly formed via the melancholy, international warfare II, and the chilly battle, Lowney articulates the Left’s demanding situations to nationwide collective reminiscence and redefines the significance of overdue modernism in American literary heritage.  The overdue modernist writers Lowney stories so much closely---Muriel Rukeyser, Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Thomas McGrath, and George Oppen---are now not all quite often linked to the Thirties, nor are they regularly obvious as literary friends. by way of reading those past due modernist writers relatively, Lowney foregrounds alterations of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and social category and quarter whereas emphasizing how each one author built poetic types that answered to the cultural politics and socioaesthetic debates of the Nineteen Thirties. In so doing he calls into query the bounds that experience restricted the scholarly discussion approximately smooth poetry.  No different research of yank poetry has thought of the actual amassing of careers that Lowney considers. As poets whose collective ancient attention was once profoundly formed through the turmoil of the melancholy and conflict years and the chilly War’s repression or rewriting of background, their assorted abilities signify a unique generational influence on U.S. and overseas literary historical past.

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Download KL: Die Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen by Nikolaus Wachsmann PDF

By Nikolaus Wachsmann

Ein historisches Werk, das seinesgleichen sucht: Nikolaus Wachsmanns lang erwartete, monumentale Geschichte der Konzentrationslager von den improvisierten Anfängen 1933 bis zu ihrer Auflösung 1945. Diese erste umfassende Darstellung vereint auf eindrückliche Weise sowohl die Perspektive der Täter als auch jene der Opfer, sie zeigt die monströse Dynamik der Vernichtungspolitik und verleiht zugleich den Gefangenen und Gequälten eine Stimme. Ein gewaltiges Buch – erschütternd und erhellend zugleich.

Für seine Geschichte der Konzentrationslager hat Nikolaus Wachsmann eine enorme Menge an Quellen und Forschungsliteratur ausgewertet, Tagebücher und Briefe der Lagerinsassen, Prozessunterlagen, SS- und Polizeiakten, ein Teil davon erstmals hier verwendet. Auf diese Weise konnte er die Praktiken der Täter, die Einstellungen der Gesellschaft und die Welt der Opfer in einem großen epischen Rahmen zusammenführen, konnte das Leben und Sterben im Lager, die individuellen Schicksale schildern, aber auch die politischen, ökonomischen und militärischen Umstände, die Hintergründe der NS-Vernichtungspolitik. Beides, die Nahaufnahme wie die historische Entwicklung, vereint Wachsmann zu einer eindringlichen Erzählung – ein historisches Werk, das, wie Ian Kershaw schreibt »kaum jemals übertroffen werden wird«.

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Download Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison PDF

By Ralph Ellison

A part of the classic foreign Series

Invisible guy is a milestone in American literature, a e-book that has persevered to have interaction readers on account that its visual appeal in 1952. a primary novel by means of an unknown author, it remained at the bestseller checklist for 16 weeks, received the nationwide ebook Award for fiction, and proven Ralph Ellison as one of many key writers of the century. The anonymous narrator of the radical describes transforming into up in a black group within the South, attending a Negro university from which he's expelled, relocating to long island and changing into the executive spokesman of the Harlem department of “the Brotherhood”, and chickening out amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible guy he imagines himself to be. The e-book is a passionate and witty journey de strength of fashion, strongly motivated by way of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Book 3) by J. R. R. Tolkien PDF

By J. R. R. Tolkien

The 3rd quantity in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic experience THE LORD OF THE RINGS

One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to discover them, One Ring to deliver all of them and within the darkness bind them

As the Shadow of Mordor grows around the land, the partners of the hoop became serious about separate adventures. Aragorn, published because the hidden inheritor of the traditional Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan opposed to the forces of Isengard, and takes half within the determined victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by means of Orcs, get away into Fangorn wooded area and there stumble upon the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously lower back and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his grasp for lifeless after a conflict with the enormous spider, Shelob; yet Frodo continues to be alive—now within the foul palms of the Orcs. And the entire whereas the armies of the darkish Lord are massing because the One Ring attracts ever closer to the Cracks of Doom.

"A positive shut . . . a...

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Download Window on Freedom: Race, Civil Rights, and Foreign Affairs, by Brenda Gayle Plummer PDF

By Brenda Gayle Plummer

The civil rights circulation within the usa drew power from supporters of human rights around the world. as soon as coverage makers--influenced by means of overseas strain, the braveness of standard americans, and a wish for worldwide leadership--had signed such records because the United countries constitution, household demands swap can be established squarely at the ethical authority of doctrines the us recommended overseas. this can be one of many many desirable hyperlinks among racial politics and overseas affairs explored in Window on Freedom. wide in chronological scope and topical range, the 10 unique essays offered right here show how the roots of U.S. overseas coverage were embedded in social, financial, and cultural components of family in addition to international foundation. They argue persuasively that the crusade to gain complete civil rights for racial and ethnic minorities in the United States is better understood within the context of aggressive foreign relations.The members are Carol Anderson, Donald R. Culverson, Mary L. Dudziak, Cary Fraser, Gerald Horne, Michael Krenn, Paul Gordon. Lauren, Thomas Noer, Lorena Oropeza, and Brenda Gayle Plummer.

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Download Storming Monte La Difensa: The First Special Service Force by Bret Werner PDF

By Bret Werner

В декабре 1943 Монте-Ла Дефенса был частью огромной немецкой обороны препятствующей проходу союзников на Рим через Монте-Кассино. Тогда в бой пули брошены бойцы FSSFs - первых американо-канадских спецвойск

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Download The National Security: Its Theory and Practice, 1945-1960 by Norman A. Graebner PDF

By Norman A. Graebner

In accordance with a convention at West aspect, this quantity explores the nationwide defense rules built through the Truman and Eisenhower administrations according to the specter of Soviet expansionism. extra pointed and analytic than the other e-book at the topic, it exhibits essentially that the makers of chilly warfare coverage have been prompted via worry. It additionally examines the character of U.S. safeguard coverage and issues to the turning out to be hole among the ends and the technique of worldwide safety policy--the aim of shielding Western democracy from the "Red Menace" through the use of a nuclear process with constrained purposes.
The individuals, together with David Alan Rosenberg, Lloyd C. Gardner, Martin J. Sherwin, and Gary W. Reichard discover such concerns as how dependence on nuclear guns turned the vital doctrine of yank overseas coverage, the bureaucratic and political context of U.S. safety, Eisenhower's ongoing disputes with military and military leaders over the safety factor, the objections of Democrats to the evolving safeguard procedure, and the bounds of chilly conflict coverage, quite how the viewing of the 3rd global via a U.S.-Soviet prism impeded us from constructing a really international defense coverage. Written in an obtainable, journalistic sort, The nationwide safety makes to be had a wealth of data at the chilly warfare interval and gives insights into fears that dominate political considering to at the present time.

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Download Neither Dead Nor Red: Civil Defense and American Political by Andrew D. Grossman PDF

By Andrew D. Grossman

From the Forties on, the govt labored to organize the civilian inhabitants for the chilly struggle, regardless of the anxious and ridiculous, implications of making plans to struggle and live on a nuclear warfare. Neither lifeless Nor purple takes in this unusual time in American background, arguing that this early chilly conflict homefront mobilization has had a long term, unfavourable impression on American society and politics.

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Download Liberating Society from the State and Other Writings: A by Erich Mühsam PDF

By Erich Mühsam

Erich Mühsam (1878-1934), poet, bohemian, progressive, is one in every of Germany’s most famous and influential anarchists. Born right into a middle-class Jewish kin, he challenged the conventions of bourgeois society on the flip of the century, engaged in heated debates at the rights of ladies and homosexuals, and traveled Europe looking for radical communes and artist colonies. He used to be a chief instigator of the ill-fated Bavarian Council Republic in 1919 and held the libertarian banner excessive in the course of a Weimar Republic that got here lower than expanding possibility through right-wing forces. In 1933, 4 weeks after Hitler’s ascension to energy, Mühsam was once arrested in his Berlin domestic. He spent the final 16 months of his lifestyles in detention and died within the Oranienburg focus Camp in July 1934.

Mühsam wrote poetry, performs, essays, articles, and diaries. His paintings unites a burning hope for person liberation with anarcho-communist convictions, and bohemian lines with syndicalist developments. The physique of his writings is colossal, but not often any English translations were on hand prior to now. This assortment provides not just Liberating Society from the nation: what's Communist Anarchism?, Mühsam’s major political pamphlet and one of many key texts within the background of German anarchism, but additionally a few of his best-known poems, unbending defenses of political prisoners, passionate demands harmony with the lumpenproletariat, reminiscences of the utopian group of Monte Verità, debates at the rights of homosexuals and ladies, excerpts from his journals, and essays considering German politics and anarchist concept up to Jewish identification and the function of intellectuals within the classification struggle.

An appendix records the destiny of Zenzl Mühsam, who, after her husband’s demise, escaped to the Soviet Union the place she spent two decades in Gulag camps.

“It has been remarked prior to how the historical past of the German libertarian and anarchist stream has but to be written, and so the venture to start translation of a few of the major works of Mühsam – one of many nice names of German anarchism, but almost unknown within the English-speaking global – is such a lot welcome. The struggles of the German operating type within the early twentieth century are might be probably the most sour and misunderstood in ecu heritage, and it's time they have been paid extra awareness. This booklet is the ideal position to start.” —Richard Parry, writer of The Bonnot Gang

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