Cultural

African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice

As African societies come to live more and more in cities, they do so in ways that challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development in geography, sociology, anthropology, and planning. In this groundbreaking book, Myers uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to the...

Foreign Devils in the Flowery Kingdom - with a new foreword by Paul French

Originally published in 1940, this is Carl Crow's entertaining autobiography, the story of his more than 25 years of adventures and success in Shanghai during the tumultuous early decades of the 20th century. This book is a tale of East meets West set in the wild and heady days of inter-war China...

Breaking Through: The Birth of China's Opening-Up Policy

As this remarkable story begins, the Chinese people were just recovering from the devastating effects of the Cultural Revolution and the loss of the country's revered leader Chairman Mao. Deep pockets of ultra-leftist thinking remained, and reformers determined to help bring the Chinese economy a...

Inside Russian Politics

Inside Russian Politics is an intelligent, critical and engaging account of the realities of contemporary Russian politics. It is distinctive in widening our view of Russia beyond the standard account of global power plays and resurgent authoritarian menace. Putin matters, but he is not Russia. R...

Deixem passar o homem invisível

Sinopse Durante uma grande enxurrada em Lisboa, um homem - cego desde os 8 anos, advogado - cai numa caixa de esgoto aberta, situada junto da igreja de S.

Sebastião da Pedreira. Na mesma altura, um escuteiro que regressava de uma actividade na mesma igreja é também arrastado para o mesmo e...

Совок и веник

Максим Кантор - из тех немногих людей, кто непредвзято пытается разобраться в том, что происходит - со страной и миром, с народом и каждым отдельным человеком. В этой книге рассказов вы найдете и тонкий юмор, и грубую сатиру, и искреннюю горечь современника, желающего изменить мир к лучшему, и не...

Indiamodern - Mini Edition: Traditional Forms and Contemporary Design

This mini paperback presents a photographic compilation of modern Indian craft, design and architecture, placed in the context of Indian history and traditions. It looks at the roots and themes of Indian craft and design from village society to Moghul palaces, and shows how these traditional form...

Economia, Moral e Política

Trata-se de um conjunto de reflexões sobre a Economia, olhada mais de um ponto de vista filosófico do que científico, pois é abordada na perspectiva das suas ligações com a Moral e a Política. No fundo, isso corresponde a um «regresso às origens», pois, no princípio, o estudo da Economia encontra...

Die Kaffeemeisterin

Eine couragierte junge Frau, eine kunstvolle Tradition, eine verbotene Liebe Frankfurt 1729.

Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes gelingt es Johanna mit Mut, Einfallsreichtum und der Hilfe des jüdischen Musikers Gabriel, das Kaffeehaus der Familie zum besten der Stadt zu machen. Bis eine üble Intrige...

Tokyo Story: The Ozu/Noda Screenplay

Yasujiro Ozu’s 1953 Tokyo Story is regularly rated among the top films ever made and will soon be reissued on DVD. Ozu and cowriter Kogo Noda viewed the script as literature; once completed, it was little changed during filming. Here is a translation of the Japanese screenplay to Tokyo Story, wit...

Дело о полку Игореве

Казалось бы, в цветущей Ордуси все сообразно, однако череда неожиданных самоубийств бояр из Александрийского Гласного Собора вновь сводит вместе в одном деятельном расследовании ученого-законника Богдана Руховича Оуянцева-Сю и сыскаря Багатура Лобо попрозвищу Тайфэн. Третье дело, которое выпало н...

Female Hustler: All I See Is The Money

Angel is the daughter of Nico Carter, the one that wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Instead of inheriting a life of luxury, she lived hers in poverty. But being the child of a notorious Kingpin, Angel has the spirit of a hustler running through her blood. She uses those skills to cha...

Cinco De Mayo (Holidays and Festivals)

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Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld

Known for their striking full-body tattoos and severed fingertips, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class eighty thousand strong—more than four times the size of the American Mafia. Despite their criminal nature, the yakuza are accepted by fellow Japanese to a degree guaranteed to shock most...

In Between Lies

After a devestating break up with her cheating fiance, Savannah Summers delves into her work as the Assistant to the VP of Production in a marketing/production company. Finding refuge in work and her best friends, she finally decides to try her hand at love one more time. This time around she vow...

The Age of Wild Ghosts: Memory, Violence, and Place in Southwest China

In Erik Mueggler's powerful and imaginative ethnography, a rural minority community in the mountains of Southwest China struggles to find its place at the end of a century of violence and at the margins of a nation-state. Here, people describe the present age, beginning with the Great Leap Famine...

Sex Ain't Better Than Love 2

Candice Burns lives by the motto taught to her by her mother: "Never tell a man you love him…just use him for sex". But things change when she meets Taylor Faison who is perfect for her. He has the personality, the swag, and a very large package that he carries in between his legs. Not only is he...

The Soldier Who Said No

New Zealand was supposed to be where Pierre de Villiers would escape his past. A misadventure in Angola had cost him his faith in the military, and almost his life and sanity. Another event cost him his family.

But no. After a bizarre attempt on the NZ Prime Minister's life De Villiers rec...

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