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Love and Providence: Recognition in the Ancient Novel
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Love and Providence: Recognition in the Ancient Novel

From the Odyssey and King Lear to modern novels by Umberto Eco and John le Carré, the recognition scene has enjoyed a long life in western literature. It first became a regular feature of prose literature in the Greek novels of the first century CE. In these examples, it is the event that ensures the happy ending for the hero and heroine, and as such, it seems, was as pleasing for Greek readers as the canonical Hollywood kiss is for contemporary movie goers.
 
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Beginner's Watercolour: Simple Projects for Artists (First Crafts)
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Beginner's Watercolour: Simple Projects for Artists (First Crafts)Beginner's Watercolour: Simple Projects for Artists (First Crafts)

Even aspiring painters who have never before picked up a brush can create beautiful watercolors, thanks to Sarah Hoggett's fully illustrated step-by-step introduction. From tools and materials, to techniques for mastering color, tone, depth, and perspective, to more than 20 stunning projects featuring still lifes, landscapes, and figures, it takes painting novices all the way to art aficionado.
 
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The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War
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The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World WarThe War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

In this provocative study, Hazel Hutchison takes a fresh look at the roles of American writers in helping to shape national opinion and policy during the First World War. From the war's opening salvos in Europe, American writers recognized the impact the war would have on their society and sought out new strategies to express their horror, support, or resignation.
 
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Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
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Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa

“Young women looking for inspiration will surely find it” (Booklist) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty. This fun and inspiring collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent female role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger.
 
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Jackson
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Jackson

ndrew Jackson - war hero and spokesman for the frontier, the first president from west of the Alleghenies, the first born in a log cabin - fought his way to the White House. Once there, he stood for the rights of common citizens, founded the Democratic Party, expanded the powers of the presidency, paid off the national debt, and postponed civil war by prevailing against the advocates of states’ rights.
 
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Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context
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Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and ContextIn this tribute to Knud Lambrecht, a pioneer of Information Structure, a diverse group of scholars examines the intersection of syntax, discourse, pragmatics, and semantics. The six chapters in the first section of the volume consider issues of grammar with new theoretical and applied insights, pertaining to grammatical constructions such as left dislocation, unaccusatives, null complements, and passives. While the first half of the book presents studies involving a range of languages from Russian to Irish to Italian, the second section is dedicated to papers focused on French.
 
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Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time
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Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time

Here is the definitive history of contemporary Europe, a controversial but authoritative and lively narrative that is destined to become the standard account of the period from 1914 to the present. In this superb volume, esteemed historian Bernard Wasserstein offers the first serious, full-length history of a century of convulsive change.
 
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