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October
The Castle of Otranto - Horace WalpoleFirst published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the Second Edition, "to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern." Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and pathos, the novel was an immediate success and Walpole's own favorite among his numerous works. The novel is reprinted here from a text of 1798, the last that Walpole himself prepared for the press.
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October
Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico - Stuart B. SchwartzIn 1519 Hernán Cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies — many recently uncovered — of indigenous Nahua survivors, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode
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October
American Red Cross First Aid: Responding To Emergencies - American National Red Cross4th edition 2005, 2nd impression 497 pages including index
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October
Prentice Hall High School Physical Science Concepts in Action Student Edition 2006c - Michael E. Wysession, David V. Frank, Sophia YancopoulosPrentice Hall Physical Science: Concepts in Action helps students make the important connection between the science they read and the science they experience every day. Relevant content, lively explorations, and a wealth of hands-on activities help students understand that science exists well beyond the page and into the world around them.
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October
Civilization and Its Discontents - Sigmund Freud, James Strachey, Peter GayIt stands as a brilliant summary of the views on culture from a psychoanalytic perspective that he had been developing since the turn of the century. It is both witness and tribute to the late theory of mind—the so-called structural theory, with its stress on aggression, indeed the death drive, as the pitiless adversary of eros. Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the last of Freud's books, written in the decade before his death and first published in German in 1929. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world, a place Freud defines in terms of ceaseless
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October
Financial Accounting in an Economic Context - Jamie PrattA valuable resource for any business professional, this book shows how performance metrics available from the financial statements, shareholder value creation, and the firm's market value are all tied together. It also explores earnings management, including the use of discretion by management in the preparation of the financial statements to cast a favorable picture of the financial performance and condition of the firm. Readers will then delve more deeply into the methods used to account for operating, investing, and financing transactions.
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October
Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television: A Collection of Previously Published Essays - Chuck KlostermanFrom Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on film and television.
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October
On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970 - Elizabeth Siegel WatkinsThere can be no doubting the importance of "the pill" in post-World War II America. The commercial availability of the birth control pill in the early 1960s permitted women far greater reproductive choice, created a new set of ethical and religious questions, encouraged feminism, changed the dynamics of women's health care, and forever altered gender relations. In this fresh look at the pill's cultural and medical history, Elizabeth Siegel Watkins reexamines the scientific and ideological forces that led to its development, the parts women played in debates over its application, and the role of