I Am the Most Interesting Book of All: The Diary of Marie Bashkirtseff, Vol. 1
Marie Bashkirtseff’s diary is one of the great journals of all time: a Russian girl, transplanted to France, begins a little diary at the age of fourteen. Eleven years later, upon her death, she has written thousands and thousands of pages, creating an obsessively detailed monument to her own life. .”..because I hope that I will be read…I am absolutely sincere. If this hook is not the exact, absolute, strict truth, it has no reason to be.” But Bashkirtseff was betrayed by her own family. The diary, published posthumously in 1887, was expurgated, sanitized, and denuded. Marie’s mother made sure that none of her daughter’s more radical opinions – and more importantly, their strange family history – appeared in the diary’s pages. Even so, it was hailed as the true portrait of a woman by the French press, and Bashkirtseff was alternately canonized as a misunderstood genius and damned as a self-absorbed misfit. Now, in this new translation, Phyllis Howard Kernberger has returned to the original text – Marie’s notebooks, held in the Bibliotheque Nationale. Her scrupulous, decades-long research has unearthed the true self-portrait that Marie Bashkirtseff hoped to reveal. Marie was enraptured with her own beauty, enraged by the constraints of society (especially for women), and determined to achieve success and fame at any cost, and her diary is a vivid portrait of a free-thinking woman born before her time. Working straight from the source, Kernberger has revived the honest image of Marie – in a seductively funny, warmly personal, and thoroughly mesmerizing account of a life lived to its fullest.
Screaming Eagles: In Action With the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Over 120 exclusive color and 20 black and white photographs, the ten toughest days in the US Army, Unit History. Back cover
New York Movies
The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to New York movies, from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to Lena Dunham and Noah Baumbach.
Invitation to the Classics: A Guide to Books You’ Ve Always Wanted to Read
Practically a classic itself, Invitation to the Classics is a popular guide to those great works of literature that you always meant to read. Full color and engaging, this book is a gateway to the fulfilling pursuit of understanding our culture by exploring its most enduring writings. “These sparkling essays remind us of the deep pleasures of literature and its power to instruct and delight.”–Publishers Weekly “A magnificent resource, an urgently needed publication in an era when politically correct higher education is trying to deconstruct Western civilization. Wonderful!”–Charles Colson “This important publication should be in every library and out on the table in every Christian home.”–Dallas Willard “Immerses us in the wisdom of the ages, those noble thoughts that enrich society’s values and guide our youth along positive paths toward fruitful lives.”–President Jimmy Carter
The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named
The graphic story of the measurement of a meridian, or longitudinal, arc extending from the tip of the Indian subcontinent to the mountains of the Himalayas.
The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does It Continue?
Eighty-one years after America witnessed the Scopes trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools, the debate between science and religion continues. In this book scholars from a variety of disciplines—sociology, history, science, and theology—provide new insights into the contemporary dialogue as well as some perspective suggestions for delineating the responsibilities of both the scientific and religious spheres.
Why does the tension between science and religion continue? How have those tensions changed during the past one hundred years? How have those tensions impacted the public debate about so-called “intelligent design” as a scientific alternative to evolution? With wit and wisdom the authors address the conflict from its philosophical roots to its manifestations within American culture. In doing so, they take an important step toward creating a society that reconciles scientific inquiry with the human spirit. This book, which marks the one hundredth anniversary of The Terry Lecture Series, offers a unique perspective for anyone interested in the debate between science and religion in America.
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