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Ubu roi - drama in 5 acts by Jarry, Alfred, 1873-1907. Ubu roi - drama in 5 acts

A stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references during the 1896 premiere, Ubu Roi satirizes the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent. Championed by Dadaists and Surrealists as the first absurdist drama, the play features a main character that is cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque?the author's metaphor for modern man. This drama in five acts by Alfred Jarry is translated from the French by

Aug 16, 2017
Stick to drawing comics, monkey brain! - cartoonist ignores helpful advice by Adams, Scott, 1957- Stick to drawing comics, monkey brain! - cartoonist ignores helpful advice

Everyone knows Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, and his insights into the crazy world of business, on display in his popular comic strip and bestselling books. But there's much more to life than work, and it turns out that the man behind Dogbert and the Pointy-Haired Boss has an equally outrageous take on life outside the cubicle. Now Adams ventures into uncharted territory in this collection of more than 150 short pieces on everything from lunar real estate to exploding bladders, not to men

Aug 16, 2017
The splendor of Cuba - 450 years of architecture and interiors by Connors, Michael W. The splendor of Cuba - 450 years of architecture and interiors

An unprecedented tour of stunning and architecturally significant Cuban palacios, mansions, and private homes that have been meticulously preserved, previously un-photographed, and inaccessible to visitors. At a time when more travelers are rediscovering Cuba, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a different view of the island's cultural achievements. It presents not the Cuba of Castro's era, with its derelict buildings and peeling paint, but the opulent world of the Spanish Creole aristocrac

Aug 16, 2017
Self-made woman - a memoir by DuBois, Denise Chanterelle, author. Self-made woman - a memoir

Denise Chanterelle DuBois's transformation into a woman wasn't easy. Born as a boy into a working-class Polish American Milwaukee family, she faced daunting hurdles: a domineering father, a gritty 1960s neighborhood with no understanding of gender nonconformity, trouble in school, and a childhood so haunted by deprivation that neckbone soup was a staple. Terrified of revealing her inner self, DuBois lurched through alcoholism, drug dealing and addiction, car crashes, dangerous sex, and prison ti

Aug 16, 2017
Rethinking political Islam by Hamid, Shadi, 1983- author. Rethinking political Islam

The "twin shocks" of the Egyptian coup and the rise of ISIS have challenged conventional wisdom on political Islam, forcing scholars and Muslim activists to reconsider some of the basic assumptions about Sunni Islamist movements. While ISIS and other jihadist groups garner the most media attention, the vast majority of Islamists are of the mainstream variety, seeking gradual change and participating in parliamentary politics when they're allowed to. It is these groups that are the focus of this

Aug 16, 2017
Petersburg tales ; Marriage ; The government inspector by Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852. Petersburg tales ; Marriage ; The government inspector

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Aug 16, 2017
Motown, the musical - piano/vocal selections by Motown, the musical - piano/vocal selections

Now you can sing and play along to Motown the musical, the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. The stageplay charts Motown founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Aug 16, 2017
Momofuku by Chang, David. Momofuku

The highly anticipated first cookbook from the hottest, most respected culinary star today, "Momofuku" sheds light on the phenomenon of Chang's food and his four wildly popular restaurants.

Aug 16, 2017
The mandrake by Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. The mandrake

Set in sixteenth-century Florence, the play blends songs and robust action in detailing the hilarious lengths to which the smitten Callimaco goes in winning the favors of Lucrezia, the beautiful young wife of the rich and aged lawyer, Nicia. Enlisting the aid of the artful trickster Ligurio, Callimaco is passed off as a doctor who has devised a magic potion which, he promises Nicia, will make the heretofore childless Lucrezia conceive. But the cach is that the first man who sleeps with her after

Aug 16, 2017
Life lessons - 125 prayers and meditations by Cameron, Julia, author. Life lessons - 125 prayers and meditations

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Aug 16, 2017
History, tales, and sketches by Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. History, tales, and sketches

I. Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. II. Salmagundi. III. History of New York. IV. The Sketch Book.

Aug 16, 2017
A Florence diary by Athill, Diana, author. A Florence diary

"The charming and vivacious diary of Diana Athill's holiday to Florence in the late 1940s."--

Aug 16, 2017
Fighter aces - knights of the sky by Sadler, John, 1953- author. Fighter aces - knights of the sky

When war broke out in 1914, fearless pioneers took to the skies above France in flimsy biplanes. Aerial combat was perceived as glorious and chivalric, but the reality was very different: new Royal Flying corps subalterns in 1917 had a life expectancy of 11 days. The term 'ace' caught on, and daredevil aviators like the Red Baron and Billy Bishop became household names, just as the heroic pilots who defended the skies over England in 1940 are still feted as 'the Few'. The top fighter aces of Wor

Aug 16, 2017
Feeling Jewish - (a book for just about anyone) by Baum, Devorah, author. Feeling Jewish - (a book for just about anyone)

In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish-even when you're not. Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly original exploration of a series of feelings famously associated with modern Jews. Reflecting on why Jews have so often been depicted, both

Aug 16, 2017
Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania by Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

Aug 16, 2017
Cinderella by Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960. Cinderella

In March 2013, a new Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened on Broadwaynew to Broadway, but based on a TV musical first written nearly 60 years before, and beloved by audiences all over the world. It was Rodgers + Hammersteins Cinderella, which very quickly became the belle of the ball of the Broadway season, winning cheers for its fresh take on a timeless classic. Douglas Carter Beane created a new, Tony-nominated book that was hailed for complementing the inspirational themes of Rodgers and Ha

Aug 16, 2017
The big splat, or, How our moon came to be by Mackenzie, Dana. The big splat, or, How our moon came to be

Tells the story of how lunar scientists finally arrived at a theory of the Moon's origin that reconciled with the evidence gathered by the Apollo astronauts.

Aug 16, 2017
Battlescapes - a photographic testament to 2,000 years of conflict by Büllesbach, Alfred. Battlescapes - a photographic testament to 2,000 years of conflict

Walking through the battlefields of Europe today can be a bewildering experience--not for what you see, but for what is now vanished. In his new book, German photographer Alfred Buellesbach takes readers on a photographic journey through 34 of Europe's most legendary battlefields. A hauntingly beautiful grain field in Austria was once the site of the largest battle ever between knights in armor. A seemingly pristine forest marks the spot where Americans fought the Germans in the bloody Battle of

Aug 16, 2017
Adobe Premiere Pro CC, 2017 release by Jago, Maxim, author. Adobe Premiere Pro CC, 2017 release

Aug 16, 2017
Adobe Illustrator CC, 2017 release by Wood, Brian (Adobe instructor), author. Adobe Illustrator CC, 2017 release

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2017 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator. Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC by following hands-on projects for creating logos, i

Aug 16, 2017

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