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Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present

by Ronald Hutton Yale University Press
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9780300229042
Format:
Hbk 376 pages

The witch came to prominence—and often a painful death—in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse...

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Famous Last Words: An Anthology

by Claire Cock-Starkey Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781851242511
Format:
Hbk 112 pages

Who said ‘I should have drunk more champagne’? Did Nelson really utter ‘Kiss me Hardy’ from his deathbed? Which statesman was,...

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Epitaphs: A Dying Art

by Samuel Fanous Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781851244515
Format:
Hbk 160 pages

Epitaphs are a unique artform. In previous centuries they were regarded as an opportunity to celebrate, mourn, reflect on, philosophize,...

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Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society

by Martin Large Hawthorn Press
Pub Date:
01/2010
ISBN:
9781903458983
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

Just when 'the market' nearly took over all areas of life, the credit, climate and democratic crunches came along, challenging...

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Monkey and the Tiger: Two Chinese Detective Stories

by Robert van Gulik University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2004
ISBN:
9780226848693
Format:
Pbk 152 pages

The Monkey and The Tiger includes two detective stories, 'The Morning of the Monkey' and 'The Night of the Tiger.' In the first,...

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Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories

by Robert van Gulik University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2004
ISBN:
9780226848662
Format:
Pbk 184 pages

The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T#`ang...

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Quotations for All Occasions

by Compiled by Catherine Frank Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
11/2003
ISBN:
9780231112918
Format:
Pb+ 300 pages

From menopause to moving in, from a first date to losing weight, this ingeniously organized book of quotations fills a gap on...

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Emperor's Pearl: A Judge Dee Mystery

by Robert van Gulik University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2004
ISBN:
9780226848723
Format:
Pbk 192 pages

It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of...

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More New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times

by Constance Rosenblum New York University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780814776551
Format:
Pb+ 308 pages

What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the...

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Prisoners' Inventions

by Temporary Services and WhiteWalls WhiteWalls
Pub Date:
09/2005
ISBN:
9780945323020
Format:
Pbk 119 pages

Imagine, if you will, that your house spans six by nine feet, your mattress is just two inches thick, you are known to your neighbors...

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Martini, Straight Up: The Classic American Cocktail (POD)

by Lowell Edmunds Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2003
ISBN:
9780801873119
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

From its contested origins in nineteenth-century California; through its popularity among the smart set of the 1930s, world leaders...

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Animal Activists' Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today's World

by Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich Lantern Books
Pub Date:
03/2009
ISBN:
9781590561201
Format:
Pbk 128 pages

Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich take the plight of the world's animals seriously and have dedicated their lives to ending their...

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When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

by M V Lee Badgett New York University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780814709306
Format:
Pb+ 307 pages

The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and commitment for gays and lesbians in the United States. Thousands of same-sex couples...

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Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing

by Harvey Molotch and Laura Noren New York University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780814795897
Format:
Pb+ 328 pages

So much happens in the public toilet that we never talk about. Finding the right door, waiting in line, and using the facilities...

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Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered Their Pasts

by Henry Louis Gates Jr New York University Press
Pub Date:
08/2010
ISBN:
9780814732649
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

As a nation of immigrants, the American experience is vibrantly defined by the diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious...

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