The Strange HealingHeath strolled lazily toward his sister and her husband, carrying his flip-flops so he could enjoy the sand between histoes. He was grateful that his brother-in-law, Phil, who was a close friend, had talked him into this day at the beach. He’dbeen under a great deal of stress lately, and this day of leisure was turning out to be a good healer for him.
When first published in 1932, this memoir was an immediate classic, both as a unique eyewitness account of Revolutionary Russia and as one man's story of struggle, and tragedy set against the background of great events.;Aged 25, Lockhart became the British Vice-Consul to Moscow in 1912. With revolution in the air, it was dangerous, decadent posting.
Course No. 754 (8 lectures, 45 minutes/lecture) Taught by Robert Greenberg San Francisco Performances Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 1. Introduction and There’s No Place Like Home 2. From Student to Professional 3. The Rite of Spring 4. The War Years (WWI)
(12 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture)The ancient civilizations of the Near East can seem remote. For many of us, places such as Mesopotamia or the Indus valley ... or the Hittite or Assyrian peoples ... or rulers such as Sargon, Hammurabi, and Darius ... are part of a long-dead antiquity, so shrouded with dust that we might be tempted to skip over them entirely, preferring to race forward along history's timeline in search of the riches we know will be found in our studies of Greece and Rome.
History Revealed brings the past to life for everyone. It’s an action-packed, image-rich magazine with zero stuffiness. Each issue has a central section that takes a closer look at one of history’s big stories, such as the Wild West or Ancient Rome, telling everything you need to know. We also explore the lives of the truly famous, follow the great adventures of the past, taste the blood and thunder of battles, and look at how closely Hollywood blockbusters have told history.
I laughed and I was surprised and I just really, really , liked this book. I see the author has a new one coming out in paper in June, I'm surprised they have not picked him up for a hardback yet, but I won't be surprised if that happens on his third. Again, great debut.
Great Speeches and Soliloquies by William Shakespeare Selected by Perry Keenlyside Performed by Simon Russell Beale, Estelle Kohler, Clifford Rose, Sarah Woodward, and Daniel Philpott
To be or not to be... Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow... O for a Muse of Fire... The quality of mercy is not strained... This sceptred isle... Once more unto the breach dear friends... Many of Shakespeare’s greatest and best-loved speeches are brought together in this superb collection, performed by outstanding artists who bring to vivid life words which are an integral part of our language, our culture and our everyday lives.