Title: Life Imitating DeathLife Imitating Death
Making Dollars and Sense in Chiapas
Author: Barba, Les
Publisher: Artful Codger Press
Genre: :Culture and Customs: :Family Relationships: :General Fiction: :General Fiction:
This book is about the dignity of the indigenous people of Southern Mexico. It is dedicated to all of them, and those around the world who suffer at the hands of oppressed governments and regimes. It is fiction but much of the story is based on actual events and real people. Some names have been changed to protect identities.
Title: A Brief History of The Anglo-SaxonsA Brief History of The Anglo-Saxons
The beginnings of the English nation
Author: Hindley, Geoffrey
Publisher: Constable & Robinson
Genre: :History - Europe:
Location: 942.01 HIND
Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation state and Europe's first country to conduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex establish the dating convention we still use today. Including all the latest research, this is a fascinating assessment of a vital historical period.
Title: The Secret PilgrimThe Secret Pilgrim
Author: Le Carre, John
Publisher: Penguin Books
The rules of the game, and of the world, have changed. Old enemies now yield to glasnost and perestroika. The killing shadows of the Cold War are flooded with light. The future is unfathomable. To train new spies for this uncertain future, one must show them the past. Enter the man called Ned, the loyal and shrewd veteran of the Circus. With the inspiration of his inscrutable mentor George Smiley, Ned thrills all as he recounts forty exhilarating years of Cold War espionage across Europe and the Far East—an electrifying, clandestine tour of honorable old knights and notorious traitors, triumph and failure, passion and hate, suspicion, sudden death, and old secrets that haunt us still.
Title: The Pure and the ImpureThe Pure and the Impure
Publisher: Farrar, Straus
Colette herself considered The Pure and the Impure her best book, "the nearest I shall ever come to writing an autobiography." This guided tour of the erotic netherworld with which Colette was so intimately acquainted begins in the darkness and languor of a fashionable opium den. It continues as a series of unforgettable encounters with men and, especially, women whose lives have been improbably and yet permanently transfigured by the strange power of desire. Lucid and lyrical, The Pure and the Impure stands out as one of modern literature's subtlest reckonings not only with the varieties of sexual experience, but with the always unlikely nature of love.
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