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50's Popular Fashions: For Men, Women, Boys and Girls


50's Popular Fashions: For Men, Women, Boys and Girls


$1.99


Those swinging 50s are fondly remembered in this bright and catchy book of everyday fashions for men, women, boys and girls. The day and evening dresses, suits, sports clothing, sweaters, ties, socks, and sleepwear so typical of the 50s are pictured. Over 600 color photographs and sales catalog advertisements bring the clothes right into your living room. The popular Western styles for boys are a particularly strong group here. A glossary defines terms as they were used in the 50s, and the index will help locate your favorite article. The price guide reflects the current market for 50s fashions that are immensely popular today.

British Work In India


British Work In India


$19.99


Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. THE PEOPLE. The statesman who has to reckon up his forces; to decide what he will do, and on what means he can count for doing it, looks on the people, studies the people-the men and women living in the State-at once his problem and its solution. The will, the energies of the people, form the forces which, according as they are guided in harmony for good purposes, or get into confusion and clash, give the State prosperity or weakness Before we consider British work in India, we must form a distinct idea of the peoples of India among whom it is to be carried on. To hear some politicians talk, one would think that it matters little what the people are like, so long as they have good institutions. The magic spell of the suffrage or the representative assembly can transform the peoples in India into a second edition of the people inEngland. In the opinion of others, again, the people arc well enough without institutions. Both sides are, in a way, right, and both are wrong. The people are the material, and the institution is the shape. For the making of a good steel sword we need good material, and Ave also need a good shape. The civilised society is the shapen material. We must suit the shape to the material if we are to have a successful result. Let us, then, learn about the people, before we begin to say what is good for them. Before entering on a study of the peoples of India, it will be profitable to call to mind of what stuff and in what shapes are the people of Great Britain. The British nation have got so much accustomed to themselves that they sometimes forget that all the world is not like them. It is undoubtedly the stuff of the people that has determined their shapes, rather than the shapes that have made the stuff, j Of what stuff, then, are

Cavorting with Strangers: Great Ideas and Their Champions-Paris


Cavorting with Strangers: Great Ideas and Their Champions-Paris


$1.99


Charly Brooks is downsized out of her job as an editor in a New York publishing house. Desperate for income, and not entirely committed to her current boyfriend, Charly takes a job as a Paris tour guide. To carry it off, she needs to learn a lot about French culture in a hurry, and how better than through her orientation tutor, Professor Jean-Michel Levasseur, a struggling alcoholic, who introduces Charly to a host of intriguing eccentrics who've got the deep dish on the historic figures of Paris. In the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, Paris was home to some of the most creative people on earth, people we have been taught to honor as revolutionaries of the human spirit. But make no mistake: they were a sleazy lot. Consider this: Despite fathering the ideals behind the French and American revolutions, bringing down some of the great monarchies of Europe, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's youthful indiscretions included titillating the girls by exposing himself from the dark corners of the village square - and faking insanity when caught. And none other than Victor Hugo, it was rumored, molested his young daughter's first communion companion after Mass, while the incomparable Napoleon, hastening to Paris to save his throne, left his men to die in the Russian snow. Even Coco Chanel collaborated with the Nazis to keep her suite in the Ritz Hotel, exceeding the shenanigans of her contemporary, Jean-Paul Sartre, who simply slept with his lover's students. Conclusion? One need not bend over far to see the underbelly of fame. Their vaunted reputations notwithstanding, these people were just as sick as the best of us. So put away those pompous testaments to their matchless qualities, and their disembodied quotes hung out on the line to impress us. This book isn't about their fresh linens, but the whispered lives of the people who soiled them. Come, please join me on a most unusual trip to Paris!

Death of the Banker: The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor


Death of the Banker: The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor


$13.95


For anyone interested in the world behind the business-page headlines, this is the book to read." -Publishers WeeklyWith the same breadth of vision and narrative élan he brought to his monumental biographies of the great financiers, Ron Chernow examines the forces that made dynasties like the Morgans, the Warburgs, and the Rothschilds the financial arbiters of the early twentieth century and then rendered them virtually obsolete by the century's end. As he traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, Chernow evokes both the grand theater of capital and the personal dramas of its most fascinating protagonists. Here is Siegmund Warburg, who dropped a client in the heat of a takeover deal because the man wore monogrammed shirt cuffs, as well as the imperious J.P. Morgan, who, when faced with a federal antitrust suit, admonished Theodore Roosevelt to "send your man to my man and they can fix it up." And here are the men who usurped their power, from the go-getters of the 1920s to the masters of the universe of the 1980s. Glittering with perception and anecdote, The Death of the Banker is at once a panorama of twentieth-century finance and a guide to the new era of giant mutual funds on Wall Street."Chernow. delivers a sound, accessible account of the forces shaping capital, credit, currency, and securities markets on the eve of a new millennium. " -Kirkus Reviews

Effortless Style


Effortless Style


$10.99


So you probably won't be attending your own movie premiere or collecting a Grammy Award this year. That doesn't mean you can't look like you're ready for the red carpet and fawning paparazzi. In Effortless Style, June Ambrose, the celebrity fashion stylist and designer who's shaped the looks of some of the biggest names in entertainment - including Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kelly Ripa, and Mariah Carey - reveals the industry secrets that can help anyone exude genuine star power, regardless of body type or budget. The key to looking and feeling like a celebrity lies in defining your own unique style and adapting it to each situation. The result is a look as natural as a second skin. In clear step-by-step instructions, Ambrose shows how people can improve the way they present themselves to the world, whether it's for a first date or an important meeting, and in turn boost their overall mood and self-confidence. Using examples from her work molding celebrities' images, she teaches women (and their men) how to define and enhance their look, with chapters devoted to topics such as knowing what clothes work for each body type, how to accessorize like a star, the importance of tailoring clothes so that an off-the-rack suit fits like a custom-made Armani, and much more. She offers tricks of the trade - from choosing the perfect lingerie to handling bad hair days - and provides a welcome list of wardrobe essentials and perennial fashion don'ts. With this must-have style guide every woman, whether girl next door or top executive, will be able to unleash her inner VIP - effortlessly.

Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz


Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz


$24.95


How could the United States, a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality, have produced Abu Ghraib, torture memos, Plamegate, and warrantless wiretaps? Did America set out to become an empire? And if so, how has it reconciled its imperialism-and in some cases, its crimes-with the idea of liberty so forcefully expressed in the Declaration of Independence? Empire for Liberty tells the story of men who used the rhetoric of liberty to further their imperial ambitions, and reveals that the quest for empire has guided the nation's architects from the very beginning-and continues to do so today. Historian Richard Immerman paints nuanced portraits of six exceptional public figures who manifestly influenced the course of American empire: Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Seward, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Foster Dulles, and Paul Wolfowitz. Each played a pivotal role as empire builder and, with the exception of Adams, did so without occupying the presidency. Taking readers from the founding of the republic to the Global War on Terror, Immerman shows how each individual's influence arose from a keen sensitivity to the concerns of his times; how the trajectory of American empire was relentless if not straight; and how these shrewd and powerful individuals shaped their rhetoric about liberty to suit their needs. But as Immerman demonstrates in this timely and provocative book, liberty and empire were on a collision course. And in the Global War on Terror and the occupation of Iraq, they violently collided.

Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz


Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz


$7.96


How could the United States, a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality, have produced Abu Ghraib, torture memos, Plamegate, and warrantless wiretaps? Did America set out to become an empire? And if so, how has it reconciled its imperialism-and in some cases, its crimes-with the idea of liberty so forcefully expressed in the Declaration of Independence? Empire for Liberty tells the story of men who used the rhetoric of liberty to further their imperial ambitions, and reveals that the quest for empire has guided the nation's architects from the very beginning-and continues to do so today. Historian Richard Immerman paints nuanced portraits of six exceptional public figures who manifestly influenced the course of American empire: Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Seward, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Foster Dulles, and Paul Wolfowitz. Each played a pivotal role as empire builder and, with the exception of Adams, did so without occupying the presidency. Taking readers from the founding of the republic to the Global War on Terror, Immerman shows how each individual's influence arose from a keen sensitivity to the concerns of his times; how the trajectory of American empire was relentless if not straight; and how these shrewd and powerful individuals shaped their rhetoric about liberty to suit their needs. But as Immerman demonstrates in this timely and provocative book, liberty and empire were on a collision course. And in the Global War on Terror and the occupation of Iraq, they violently collided.

Films About Suburbia (Study Guide)


Films About Suburbia (Study Guide)


$19.66


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Graduate, American Beauty, Heathers, Blue Velvet, American Graffiti, Apt Pupil, Ordinary People, Donnie Darko, the Truman Show, Revolutionary Road, Clerks, a Nightmare on Elm Street, Edward Scissorhands, a Serious Man, the 'burbs, Pleasantville, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the Ice Storm, the Stepford Wives, the Brady Bunch Movie, the Stepford Wives, Little Children, Grosse Pointe Blank, the Virgin Suicides, Happiness, Far From Heaven, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Neighbors, the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Arlington Road, the Money Pit, the Swimmer, Coneheads, a Hole in One, Over the Edge, Suburbia, Three Men on a Horse, Bob

Her Turn: Why It's Time for Women to Lead in America


Her Turn: Why It's Time for Women to Lead in America


$1.99


It's time for women to take charge, says successful businesswoman Vicki Donlan. In a spirited call to action, she covers the challenges, opportunities, prospects, and emerging roles for female leaders in a wide spectrum of fields including business, politics, education, healthcare, law, and nonprofits. Best, she buttresses her points through original interviews with women leaders in many fields-including Teresa Heinz Kerry, Chairman, Heinz Family Philanthropies; Gail Deegan, Board Member, TJX Companies and EMC; and Ann Caldwell, Chair, Commission on Women in Higher Education, American Council on Education. This book, both guide and manifesto, offers both women and men a blueprint for establishing a new model of leadership that can take advantage of the skill, passion, and wisdom of women everywhere. Familiar statistics demonstrate the continued inequality in pay between women and men, the dearth of women on the boards and in the executive suites of major corporations, and the challenges that women face in breaking down barriers in politics, science, law, healthcare, and other male-dominated professions. As Donlan reminds us, women have always had to fight to gain access to basic privileges, such as education and the right to vote. And yet, dig deeper, and the numbers are beginning to tell a different story. For example, women currently start two out of every three new businesses. Once started, women-owned businesses are more likely to be in operation at the crucial make-or-break five-year mark and less likely to be in debt than those established by men. A recent study finds that the most profitable Fortune 100 companies are those with women on the board, and networks are developing to raise funds for women political candidates, who are beating their male opponents with increasing regularity. In short, women have the numbers, talents, determination, and willingness to lead, and a groundswell that has the potential to result in dramatic change is

Her Turn: Why It's Time for Women to Lead In America


Her Turn: Why It's Time for Women to Lead In America


$40


It's time for women to take charge, says successful businesswoman Vicki Donlan. In a spirited call to action, she covers the challenges, opportunities, prospects, and emerging roles for female leaders in a wide spectrum of fields including business, politics, education, healthcare, law, and nonprofits. Best, she buttresses her points through original interviews with women leaders in many fields-including Teresa Heinz Kerry, Chairman, Heinz Family Philanthropies; Gail Deegan, Board Member, TJX Companies and EMC; and Ann Caldwell, Chair, Commission on Women in Higher Education, American Council on Education. This book, both guide and manifesto, offers both women and men a blueprint for establishing a new model of leadership that can take advantage of the skill, passion, and wisdom of women everywhere. Familiar statistics demonstrate the continued inequality in pay between women and men, the dearth of women on the boards and in the executive suites of major corporations, and the challenges that women face in breaking down barriers in politics, science, law, healthcare, and other male-dominated professions. As Donlan reminds us, women have always had to fight to gain access to basic privileges, such as education and the right to vote. And yet, dig deeper, and the numbers are beginning to tell a different story. For example, women currently start two out of every three new businesses. Once started, women-owned businesses are more likely to be in operation at the crucial make-or-break five-year mark and less likely to be in debt than those established by men. A recent study finds that the most profitable Fortune 100 companies are those with women on the board, and networks are developing to raise funds for women political candidates, who are beating their male opponents with increasing regularity. In short, women have the numbers, talents, determination, and willingness to lead, and a groundswell that has the potential to result in dramatic change is

High School Television Series


High School Television Series


$33.4


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dawson's Creek, Press Gang, Boy Meets World, the Wonder Years, Even Stevens, Degrassi: the Next Generation, Veronica Mars, Glee, One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights, the Suite Life on Deck, Beverly Hills, 90210 Franchise, the Secret Life of the American Teenager, Gossip Girl, My So-Called Life, Sit Down, Shut Up, the Facts of Life, Welcome Back, Kotter, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Higher Ground, X-Men: Evolution, Summer Heights High, Clone High, Grange Hill, the White Shadow, Popular, 21 Jump Street, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, Sister, Sister, Zoey 101, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Heartbreak High, Teachers, Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, Smart Guy, the Steve Harvey Show, Young Americans, Freaks and Geeks, 10 Things I Hate About You, Head of the Class, Moesha, Clueless, Life as We Know It, the Archie Show, Square Pegs, Radio Free Roscoe, Saved by the Bell: the New Class, Our Miss Brooks, Teen Angel, Big Wolf on Campus, Opposite Sex, Blue Water High, South of Nowhere, Fillmore, California Dreams, Make It or Break It, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Fame, Boston Public, Unfabulous, Ferris Bueller, Vampire High, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, the Troop, Space Academy, James at 15, Taina, Room 222, Hang Time, Hillside, the Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, Student Bodies, Sweet Valley High, Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane, Victorious, Fast Times, Degrassi High, the Bill Cosby Show, Hull High, Breaker High, Tv 101, Edgemont, First Time, Teech, Glenview High, Usa High, All About Us, Hero High, Welcome Freshmen, Class of 74, the Wannabes, High School Stories, City Guys, Just Deal, the Principal's Office, Running the Halls, Watch Your Mouth, Summerhill, the Bronx Zoo, Dangerous Minds, Matt. More:

La Vida Vampire


La Vida Vampire


$9.99


First in a delightfully irreverent new series-and second to none when it comes to beautiful 227-year-old career women. Being dead isn't all it's cracked up to be. Take it from Francesca Marinelli, trapped underground for over 200 years and rediscovered during the renovation of a Victorian mansion in historic St. Augustine. A tourist attraction herself, she's well suited for a job as an Old Ghost Town Tour guide. Francesca's due for a new lease on afterlife-and with enough sunblock, she can finally live it. Unfortunately, everything she learned about men is a little dated. And when people in her tour group turn up dead, naturally the police suspect her. After all, she is a vampire. Which is why a crazed vampire-hunting vigilante squad is out to get her as well. Between the dead bodies, the stalkers, and a seriously non-existent love life, she's starting to wish she was dead. Or at least buried, where she was safe.

Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress


Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress


$12.6


Guys don't wear wolf pelts anymore, but not much else has changed in the world of men's clothes: the right suit, or tie, or shirt, or shoes still projects mystery, erotic potential, and power. And to negotiate these hurdles with style and confidence, Men's Style is indispensable-a valuable source of practical advice for how to dress in a world of conflicting fashion imperatives, and a witty guide to the history, trends, codes, and conventions of men's attire. In chapters and amusing sidebars on shoes, suits, shirts and ties, formal and casual wear, underwear and swimsuits, cufflinks and watches, coats, hats, and scarves, Russell Smith steers a confident course between the twin hazards of blandness and vulgarity to articulate a philosophy of dress that can take you anywhere. Here you'll find the rules for looking the part at the office, a formal function, or the hippest party-and learn when you can toss those rules aside. And you'll find level answers to all of your questions. What color suit should a man buy first? Should socks match the belt, pants, or shoes? What tuxedos are always in, and which aren't ever? And what's required of ambiguous social situations like "dress casual" and "black-tie optional"? The answers are here, in a book that's full of trivia, history, and guidance-finally, the perfect guide for brothers, fathers, sons, and selves.

Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress


Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress


$7.99


Men's Style is a personal and knowledgeable compendium of tasteful advice for the thinking man on how to dress and shop for clothes in a world of conflicting fashion imperatives. This sophisticated and witty book by the popular Globe and Mail columnist combines nuggets of history and the sociology of masculine attire with a practical and supremely useful guide to achieving an elegant and affordable wardrobe for work and play. In chapters and amusing sidebars on shoes, suits, shirts and ties, formal and casual wear, underwear and swimsuits, cufflinks and watches, coats, hats, and scarves, Russell Smith steers a confident course between the hazards of blandness and vulgarity to articulate a philosophy of dress that can take you anywhere. He tells you what the rules are for looking the part at the office, a formal function, or the hippest party, and when you can toss those rules aside. Men's Style is supplemented throughout with fifty black-and-white illustrations and diagrams by illustrator Edwin Fotheringham.

Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress


Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress


$1.99


Guys don't wear wolf pelts anymore, but not much else has changed in the world of men's clothes: the right suit, or tie, or shirt, or shoes still projects mystery, erotic potential, and power. And to negotiate these hurdles with style and confidence, Men's Style is indispensable-a valuable source of practical advice for how to dress in a world of conflicting fashion imperatives, and a witty guide to the history, trends, codes, and conventions of men's attire. In chapters and amusing sidebars on shoes, suits, shirts and ties, formal and casual wear, underwear and swimsuits, cufflinks and watches, coats, hats, and scarves, Russell Smith steers a confident course between the twin hazards of blandness and vulgarity to articulate a philosophy of dress that can take you anywhere. Here you'll find the rules for looking the part at the office, a formal function, or the hippest party-and learn when you can toss those rules aside. And you'll find level answers to all of your questions. What color suit should a man buy first? Should socks match the belt, pants, or shoes? What tuxedos are always in, and which aren't ever? And what's required of ambiguous social situations like "dress casual" and "black-tie optional"? The answers are here, in a book that's full of trivia, history, and guidance-finally, the perfect guide for brothers, fathers, sons, and selves.

Persian-Language Films (Study Guide)


Persian-Language Films (Study Guide)


$19.99


Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Crash, Charlie Wilson's War, Unruled Paper, the Kite Runner, Be Like Others, the Day I Became a Woman, Santouri, Khastegi, Crimson Gold, Offside, the Night Bus, the Stoning of Soraya M, Taste of Cherry, Osama, Marmoulak, Two Women, Children of Heaven, Dame Sobh, the Wind Will Carry Us, Baran, Ekhrajiha, Secret Ballot, the Circle, in This World, Afghan Muscles, a Time for Drunken Horses, the Color of Paradise, the White Balloon, Life, and Nothing More, Kandahar, No One Knows About Persian Cats, Through the Olive Trees, a Moment of Innocence, Lor Girl, Bashu, the Little Stranger, Hamoun, the Cow, Marooned in Iraq, Mehman-E Maman, Where Is the Friend's Home? Ten, Pedar, Baduk, Fireworks Wednesday, the Song of Sparrows, Dental Hygiene, Abadan, in the Alleys of Love, Hajji Washington, the Mirror, the House Is Black, Pari, Gabbeh, Football Under Cover, Qeysar, the Hunter, Hello Cinema, Once Upon a Time, Cinema, the Apple, One Night, Five, Son of Maryam, Faza Navardan, Sara, Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine, Ganj-E Qarun, Stray Dogs, Tales of Kish, Abc Africa, Nations Cultures, Barefoot to Herat, Leila, Duel, 10 on Ten, Ballad of Tara, the Willow Tree, Djomeh, Close-Up, to Stay Alive, a Party in Hell, 20 Fingers, the Traveller, Takam-Chi, Men at Work, the Bread and Alley, Nargess, Persepolis Men, Willow and Wind, the Rings, Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame, the Noon of the 10th Day, Boycott, Café Transit, Broken Spell, Actor, Playing With Death, Studying in the Modern World, Yousuf E Payambar, the Roads of Kiarostami, First Case, Second Case, the Mandrake, Religious Toolmaker, the Runner, a Few Days Later, Two Solutions for One Problem, How to Make Use of Leisure Time: Painting, a Wedding Suit, the Bicyclist, the Textbooks, the Report, Orderly or Disorderly, Tribute

Prime: The Complete Guide to Being Fit, Looking Good, Feeling Great


Prime: The Complete Guide to Being Fit, Looking Good, Feeling Great


$1.99


One of the most celebrated fitness experts in the world, Bob Paris has a new life-changing message for the millions of men over 40 who want to get in shape: It isn't too late! No intimidation, no impossible goals, no unreasonable demands-this book is so simple and so effective, it's revolutionary. Paris's step-by-step, day-by-day self-improvement regimens get results that men can see and feel in a relatively short time. How? By discovering: * Inventive new workouts and practical nutrition * The right supplements, vitamins, and minerals * Body, skin, and hair care * Fat busters that work and diet fads that don't * Individualized performance plans * Personal motivation exercises * Five simple secrets to self-improvement * Powerflex and Muscle Blast, Bob Paris's personal and unique programs that combine elements of yoga, weight training, and isometrics, plus dynamic new techniques for stimulating natural hormones Author Biography: Bob Paris, a former Mr. America and Mr. Universe, is one of the most celebrated and photographed athletes in the history of bodybuilding. An award-winning lecturer and fitness icon, Paris is the author of Beyond Built, Flawless, and Natural Fitness, as well as his personal memoirs, Gorilla Suit and Straight from the Heart.

The 5:2 Bikini Diet


The 5:2 Bikini Diet


$3.99


By dieting for only TWO days a week you can have the bikini body you've always dreamed of - FAST. With more than 100 mouth-watering and filling recipes, all under 500 calories, bestselling diet author Jacqueline Whitehart is the answer to your dieting prayers. Join the weight loss revolution that has changed millions of lives around the world! The 5:2 Bikini Diet offers a new and fresh approach to the Intermittent Fasting phenomenon that will get you in bikini-ready shape super fast. By cutting your calories (to 500 for women, 600 for men) for only TWO days a week, you will not only blast fat, but will dramatically lower the risk of age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer's, diabetes and heart disease. This essential and practical guide contains: o More than 100 delicious recipes for your two-day diet o Easy-to-follow and flexible meal plans to suit your lifestyle o A fun and motivating exercise programme o Important answers to most frequently asked questions o Inspiring advice on how to follow the 5:2 diet for good and change your life for ever With The 5:2 Bikini Diet you can transform your body and lose up to 14 lbs in just four weeks. This is the fastest, easiest path to achieving the body you have always dreamed of, so start your weight-loss journey today.

The Art of the Handwritten Note: A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication


The Art of the Handwritten Note: A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication


$11.99


When you receive the daily mail do you jump to open the handwritten envelopes first because you can't wait to see who has written and why? Or do you hold those letters aside to savor and enjoy after you are done sorting your bills and tossing the junk mail? Whatever your approach, you no doubt recognize the importance of the note that comes in a unique envelope with distinct handwriting and possibly a decoration or two. Indeed, in an age when even birthday greetings are sent by e-mail, the personal letter is appreciated more than ever before. For those who enjoy writing notes, or those who value doing so but find themselves intimidated by the task, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual. Just as you cherish receiving personal mail, you can take pleasure in crafting correspondence. Love, gratitude, condolences, congratulations-for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer. Not only providing inspiration for the content of the missives, The Art of the Handwritten Note gives thorough instruction in the specific details that give so many men and women the jitters when it comes to correspondence that can't (or shouldn't) be produced on a keyboard. From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring-and noteworthy-way.

The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Volume 7); Masterpieces of German Literature Translated Into English


The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Volume 7); Masterpieces of German Literature Translated Into English


$36.93


Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: GENERAL INTRODUCTION By Richard M. Meyer, Ph.d. Professor of German Literature, University of Berlin EN formerly pictured the origin and development of a literature as an orderless play of incalculable forces; out of a seething chaos forms more or less definite arose, and then, one day, behold! the literary earth was there, with sun and moon, water and mountains, animals and men. This conception was intimately connected with that of the origin of individual literary compositions. These likewise - since the new "theory of genius," spreading from England, had gained recognition throughout the whole of Europe, especially in those countries speaking the Germanic languages - were imagined to be a mere succession of inspirations and even of improvisations. This view of the subject can no longer be held either wholly or in part, though in the origin and growth of literature, as in every other origin and development, much manifestly remains that is still incomprehensible and incalculable. But even as regards the individual literary work, writers themselves - as latterly Eichard Dehmel - have laid almost too strong an emphasis on the element of conscious deliberation. And concerning the whole literary product of an individual, which seems to offer the most instructive analogies to the literary achievement of a people, we received a short time ago a remarkable opinion from Carl Spitteler. He asserts that he is guided in his choice of definite styles and definite forms by an absolutely clear purpose; that he has, for example, essayed every kind of metre which could possibly be suited to his " cosmic " epic, or that he has written a novelette solely in order to have once written a novelette. Although in these confessions, as well as in Edgar Allen Poe's celebrated

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