♥ Book Title : Terrible Exile
☯ Full Synopsis : "At its height, the Napoleonic Empire spanned much of mainland Europe. Feted and feared by millions of citizens, Napoleon was the most powerful and famous man of his age. But following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo the future of the one-time Emperor of France and master of Europe seemed irredeemably bleak. How did the brilliant tactician cope with being at the mercy of his captors? How did he react to a life in exile on St Helena - and how did the other inhabitants of that isolated and impregnable island respond to his presence there? And what tactics did he develop to preserve his legacy in such drastically reduced circumstances? Tracing events from the dramatic defeat at Waterloo to his death six years later, this is the first modern comprehensive account of the last phase of Napoleon's life. Drawing on many previously overlooked journals and letters, Brian Unwin has pieced together a remarkably vivid account of Napoleon's final years which also offers fresh insights into the character of this giant of European history. Terrible Exile brilliantly evokes the claustrophobic atmosphere of life on St Helena, offering a colourful and original history of the period as well as a persuasive psychological portrait of a great man in reduced circumstances. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in Napoleonic history and is an important addition to our understanding of the subject."Article| Brian Unwin| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Brecht's Poetry of Political Exile
☯ Full Synopsis : "Bertolt Brecht, one of the most influential European playwrights of the twentieth century, was also a poet of distinction. This volume is the first comprehensive study devoted to his most important collection of political poetry, the Svendborg Poems. The contributors analyse Brecht's work critically and historically, discussing it in relation to questions of poetics, political commitment, exile, propaganda, rhetoric, and the scope and limitations of political poetry. Links are also drawn with the work of German, Soviet and English poets of the period, and with later Germany poets."Article| Ronald Speirs| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : An Artistic Exile
☯ Full Synopsis : "He investigates Feng Zikai's aesthetic vision, its development, and how it relates to traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural values and debates."."Article| Geremie Barmé| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Reflections on Exile and Other Essays
☯ Full Synopsis : "With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. This long-awaited collection of literary and cultural essays offers evidence of how much the fully engaged critical mind can contribute to the reservoir of value, thought, and action essential to our lives and culture."Article| Edward W. Said| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Flag in Exile
☯ Full Synopsis : "Struggling to deal with her lover's murder and a forced retirement, Captain Honor Harrington assumes the role of Steadholder on the planet Grayson, but a threatening uprising calls her back into duty as head of the Grayson Navy."Article| David Weber| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Out There
☯ Full Synopsis : "Collection of essays dealing in inclusion and exclusion of majorities and minorities in art"Article| Russell Ferguson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Discourses of Epictetus
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♥ Book Title : Ghost Nails (World of Ghost Exile short story)
☯ Full Synopsis : "Caina Amalas is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, the leader of the Emperor's spies in the city. Deadly danger stalks her at every turn, and Caina needs all the allies she can find. So when someone tries to murder a powerful magistrate under the roof of one of her allies, Caina must act. Because if she doesn't, the killer may come for her next..."Article| Jonathan Moeller| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Goda War
☯ Full Synopsis : "One man and one woman are locked in battle for control of a terrifying weapon . . . in this novel from the “masterful” national bestselling author (Extrapolations). For eons, countless races have feared the godas—planet-sized doomsday machines that could destroy all time and space. But no one has ever dared unleash their awesome powers. Until now. Brock, dire-lord of the Held, is the only man alive who knows where the godas are hidden. As his empire crumbles, he vows to activate the godas—no matter what the cost. But Brock has a rival: Col. Kezi Falmah-Al of the ruthless Colonids. She too seeks the godas, to further her dreams of conquest. So begins the Goda War. Now, not even the stars are safe . . . Originally published under the name Jay D. Blakeney"Article| Deborah Chester| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Story of the Irish Race
☯ Full Synopsis : "Originally published: New York: Irish Pub. Co., 1921."Article| Seumas MacManus| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Napoleon
☯ Full Synopsis : "On April 20, 1814, after a dizzying series of battles, campaigns, and diplomatic intrigues, a defeated Napoleon Bonaparte made his farewell speech to the Old Guard in the courtyard of the Chateau de Fontainebleau and set off for exile on the island of Elba. Napoleonic legend asserts that the Emperor was brought down by foreign powers determined to destroy him and discredit his achievements, with the aid of highly placed domestic traitors. Others argue that once Napoleon's military defeats began in 1812, his fall became inevitable. But in fact, as Munro Price shows in this brilliant new book, Napoleon's fall could have been avoided altogether. Exploring a critical and often neglected period of Napoleonic history between 1812 and 1814, Napoleon: The End of Glory offers a more complete picture of the Emperor's decline and fall than any previous work. Price analyzes the political, military, and diplomatic events of the period, from Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to the multiple failed attempts by Austria to broker peace. He illuminates the dynamic relationships between Napoleon and the wily Austrian foreign minister Metternich-whose desire for equilibrium within the European states system clashed with Napoleon's unshakeable belief in hegemony and subjection-and the charming and enigmatic Alexander I of Russia. And he explores the lasting impact of the bloody Terror of the French Revolution on Napoleon's decisions once he came to power. Rejecting the assumption that defeat was unavoidable, Price considers instead why Napoleon failed to explore a compromise peace that could have allowed him to keep his crown, arguing that the answer to this question has powerful implications for our understanding of the Napoleonic wars. Ultimately, Price provides a convincing portrait of the Emperor's decline, exposing his blindness, intransigence and miscalculations; his preference for war and his declining ability to wage it; and his nearly pathological fear of a dishonorable peace. A deeply researched study of the moment of a great man's fall, Napoleon: The End of Glory forces us to reconsider Napoleon's character, motives, and the reasons for his spectacular failure."Article| Munro Price| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Death and Survival in the Book of Job
☯ Full Synopsis : "I interpret the Book of Job as literature of survival, reading the death imagery in Job as the complex articulation of traumatic experience."Article| Dan Mathewson| Statement ..."