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Category: Nonfiction 1

Category: Nonfiction 1

Category: Nonfiction 1

Download The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance PDF

The Routledge Reader in Gender and function offers the main influential and widely-known, serious paintings on gender and acting arts, including fascinating and provocative new writings. It presents systematically prepared articles to lead the reader from subject to subject, and in particular associated articles via students and academics to give an explanation for key concerns and placed the extracts in context. This complete volume:
* experiences women's contributions to theatre history
* comprises contributions from the various most sensible teachers during this discipline
* examines how theatre has represented ladies over the centuries
* introduces readers to significant theoretical ways and extra advanced questions on gender, the physique and cross-dressing
* deals a global point of view, together with fabric from post-apartheid South Africa and post-communist Russia.

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Download The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM by E. J. Fleming PDF

By E. J. Fleming

Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling are almost unknown outdoor of Hollywood and little-remembered even there, yet as normal supervisor and Head of exposure for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, they lorded over all of the stars in Hollywood's golden age from the Twenties throughout the Forties - together with legends like Garbo, Dietrich, Gable and Garland.

When MGM stars came upon themselves in difficulty, it used to be Eddie and Howard who took care of them - solved their difficulties, concealed their crimes, and saved their secrets and techniques. They have been the Fixers. the studios that owned them, Mannix and Strickling have been an important males at MGM. via a posh internet of contacts in each enviornment, from newshounds and medical professionals to deprave police and district legal professionals, they coated up probably the most infamous crimes and scandals in Hollywood background, holding stars out of prison and, extra importantly, their names out of the papers.

They dealt with difficulties as various because the homicide of Paul Bern (husband of MGM's greatest big name, Jean Harlow), the studio-directed drug addictions of Judy Garland, the homicide of Ted Healy (creator of the 3 Stooges) by the hands of Wallace Beery, and arranging for an single Loretta younger to undertake her personal baby - a baby fathered by way of a married Clark Gable. Never-before-told tale of Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling. the twin biography describes how a mob-related New Jersey laborer and the quiet son of a grocer turned the main robust males on the greatest studio on this planet.

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Download Quickies (Quiver Minis) by Emily Dubberley PDF

By Emily Dubberley

Even if you're a new couple who can't hold your palms off one another or married with childrens, spontaneous intercourse is the suitable solution to stoke your libido, beat predictability and function strain, and upload one other measurement of pleasure and belief to a relationship.

Quickies includes 50 morning, nooner, and evening erotic positions to teach you the way to grasp quickly hand jobs, oral strategies, and positions for each time of day. even if you're seeking to convey your self (or your accomplice) to climax fast--or create a teaser for an extended consultation later, each one procedure will provide help to create pleasure and delight in mins. The petite mini-book structure makes it enjoyable to attempt new suggestions wherever! With each web page, you'll be in your option to speedy, but exceptional intercourse.

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Download PIC in Practice: A Project -based Approach by David W Smith PDF

By David W Smith

PIC in perform is a graded direction established round the sensible use of the PIC microcontroller via undertaking paintings. rules are brought progressively, via hands-on event, permitting scholars to advance their figuring out at their very own velocity. Dave Smith has dependent the e-book on his renowned brief classes at the PIC for execs, scholars and academics at Manchester Metropolitan college. the result's a graded textual content, formulated round useful workouts, which actually publications the reader from sq. one.The booklet can be utilized at a number of degrees and the conscientiously graded tasks make it perfect for faculties, colleges and universities. newbies to the PIC will locate it a painless advent, when electronics hobbyists will benefit from the useful nature of this primary path in microcontrollers.PIC in perform introduces purposes utilizing the preferred 16F84 equipment in addition to the 16F627, 16F877, 12C508, 12C629 and 12C675. during this re-creation first-class assurance is given to the 16F818, with additional info on writing and documenting software.* light creation to utilizing pictures for digital purposes* rules and programming brought via graded initiatives* completely up to date with new chapters at the 16F818 and writing and documenting courses

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Download Armed State Building: Confronting State Failure, 1898-2012 by Paul D. Miller PDF

By Paul D. Miller

Due to the fact that 1898, the us and the United international locations have deployed army strength greater than 3 dozen occasions in makes an attempt to rebuild failed states. at present there are extra state-building campaigns in development than at any time long ago century—including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Lebanon—and the variety of candidate countries for such campaigns sooner or later is great. in spite of a wide definition of good fortune, previous campaigns failed greater than part the time. during this publication, Paul D. Miller brings his decade within the U.S. army, intelligence group, and coverage worlds to undergo at the query of what factors armed, foreign state-building campaigns by way of liberal powers to be triumphant or fail.

The usa effectively rebuilt the West German and eastern states after international struggle II yet did not construct a functioning nation in South Vietnam. After the chilly conflict the United countries oversaw fairly winning campaigns to revive order, carry elections, and arrange post-conflict reconstruction in Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, and in different places, yet these successes have been overshadowed by way of catastrophes in Angola, Liberia, and Somalia. the new attempt in Iraq and the continued one in Afghanistan—where Miller had firsthand army, intelligence, and policymaking experience—are yielding combined effects, regardless of the excessive degrees of assets committed and the lengthy period of the missions there. Miller outlines sorts of kingdom failure, analyzes a number of degrees of intervention that liberal states have attempted within the state-building procedure, and distinguishes one of the a number of mess ups and successes these efforts have provoked.

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Download Reading of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura by Lee Fratantuono PDF

By Lee Fratantuono

Lucretius’ philosophical epic De Rerum Natura (On the character of items) is a long didactic and narrative party of the universe and, particularly, the realm of nature and construction within which humanity reveals its dwelling house.

This earliest surviving complete scale epic poem from historical Rome was once of mammoth effect and value to the advance of the Latin epic culture, and keeps to problem and hang-out its readers to the current day. A studying of Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura bargains a finished statement in this nice paintings of Roman poetry and philosophy. Lee Fratantuono unearths Lucretius to be a poet with deep and abiding curiosity within the nature of the Roman id because the childrens of either Venus (through Aeneas) and Mars (through Romulus); the implications (both confident and destructive) of descent from the immortal powers of affection and warfare are explored in brilliant epic narrative, because the poet progresses from his invocation to the mum of the youngsters of Aeneas via to the burning funeral pyres of the plague at Athens.

Lucretius’ epic bargains the opportunity of serenity and peaceable mirrored image at the mysteries of the character of the realm, while it shatters any wish of immortality via its bleak imaginative and prescient of put up mortem oblivion. And within the technique of defining what it ability either to be human and Roman, Lucretius deals a frightening imaginative and prescient of the perils of over the top devotion either to the gods and our fellow males, a observation at the nature of pietas that will function a caution for Virgil in his later depiction of the Trojan Aeneas.

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Download Recent Advances in Face Recognition by Kresimir Delac (ed.), Mislav Grgic (ed.), Marian Stewart PDF

By Kresimir Delac (ed.), Mislav Grgic (ed.), Marian Stewart Bartlett (ed.)

The most thought and the motive force of additional learn within the zone of face popularity are safety purposes and human-computer interplay. Face reputation represents an intuitive and non-intrusive approach to spotting humans and reason why it grew to become certainly one of 3 identity tools utilized in e-passports and a biometric of selection for lots of different protection purposes. This objective of this ebook is to supply the reader with the hottest examine played in automated face popularity. The chapters provided use cutting edge techniques to accommodate a large choice of unsolved matters.

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