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An Assassin in Utopia

An Assassin in Utopia Book
Author : Susan Wels
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2023-02-07
ISBN : 1639363130
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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This true crime odyssey explores a forgotten, astonishing chapter of American history, leading the reader from a free-love community in upstate New York to the shocking assassination of President James Garfield. It was heaven on earth—and, some whispered, the devil’s garden. Thousands came by trains and carriages to see this new Eden, carved from hundreds of acres of wild woodland. They marveled at orchards bursting with fruit, thick herds of Ayrshire cattle and Cotswold sheep, and whizzing mills. They gaped at the people who lived in this place—especially the women, with their queer cropped hair and shamelessly short skirts. The men and women of this strange outpost worked and slept together—without sin, they claimed. From 1848 to 1881, a small utopian colony in upstate New York—the Oneida Community—was known for its shocking sexual practices, from open marriage and free love to the sexual training of young boys by older women. And in 1881, a one-time member of the Oneida Community—Charles Julius Guiteau—assassinated President James Garfield in a brutal crime that shook America to its core. An Assassin in Utopia is the first book that weaves together these explosive stories in a tale of utopian experiments, political machinations, and murder. This deeply researched narrative—by bestselling author Susan Wels—tells the true, interlocking stories of the Oneida Community and its radical founder, John Humphrey Noyes; his idol, the eccentric newspaper publisher Horace Greeley (founder of the New Yorker and the New York Tribune); and the gloomy, indecisive President James Garfield—who was assassinated after his first six months in office. Juxtaposed to their stories is the odd tale of Garfield’s assassin, the demented Charles Julius Guiteau, who was connected to all of them in extraordinary, surprising ways. Against a vivid backdrop of ambition, hucksterism, epidemics, and spectacle, the book’s interwoven stories fuse together in the climactic murder of President Garfield in 1881—at the same time as the Oneida Community collapsed. Colorful and compelling, An Assassin in Utopia is a page-turning odyssey through America’s nineteenth-century cultural and political landscape.

Playing Utopia

Playing Utopia Book
Author : Benjamin Beil,Gundolf S. Freyermuth,Hanns Christian Schmidt
Publisher : transcript Verlag
Release : 2019-11-30
ISBN : 3839450500
File Size : 21,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Media narratives inform our ideas of the future - and Games are currently making a significant contribution to this medial reservoir. On the one hand, Games demonstrate a particular propensity for fantastic and futuristic scenarios. On the other hand, they often serve as an experimental field for the latest media technologies. However, while dystopias are part of the standard gaming repertoire, Games feature utopias much less frequently. Why? This anthology examines playful utopias from two perspectives. It investigates utopias in digital Games as well as utopias of the digital game; that is, the role of ludic elements in scenarios of the future.

The Olympic Spirit

The Olympic Spirit Book
Author : Tehabi Books,Susan Wels
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996-06
ISBN : 9781887656030
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Download The Olympic Spirit book written by Tehabi Books,Susan Wels and published by with total hardcover pages 180 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.


Oneida Book
Author : Ellen Wayland-Smith
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2016-05-03
ISBN : 1250043107
File Size : 21,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A fascinating and unusual chapter in American history about a religious community that held radical notions of equality, sex, and religion---only to transform itself, at the beginning of the twentieth century, into a successful silverware company and a model of buttoned-down corporate propriety. In the early nineteenth century, many Americans were looking for an alternative to the Puritanism that had been the foundation of the new country. Amid the fervor of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening, John Humphrey Noyes, a spirited but socially awkward young man, attracted a group of devoted followers with his fiery sermons about creating Jesus’ millennial kingdom here on Earth. Noyes established a revolutionary community in rural New York centered around achieving a life free of sin through God’s grace, while also espousing equality of the sexes and “complex marriage,” a system of free love where sexual relations with multiple partners was encouraged. Noyes’s belief in the perfectibility of human nature eventually inspired him to institute a program of eugenics, known as stirpiculture, that resulted in a new generation of Oneidans who, when the Community disbanded in 1880, sought to exorcise the ghost of their fathers’ disreputable sexual theories. Converted into a joint-stock company, Oneida Community, Limited, would go on to become one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of silverware, and their brand a coveted mark of middle-class respectability in pre- and post-WWII America. Told by a descendant of one of the Community’s original families, Ellen Wayland-Smith's Oneida is a captivating story that straddles two centuries to reveal how a radical, free-love sect, turning its back on its own ideals, transformed into a purveyor of the white-picket-fence American dream.

Utopia s Debris

Utopia s Debris Book
Author : Gary Indiana
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2008-11-11
ISBN : 0786727098
File Size : 28,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Gary Indiana is one of America's leading cultural critics—a public intellectual who has written key essays on every aspect of American culture. Utopia's Debris comprises selections of his very best work, revealing him to be an enormously acute, frequently scabrous, and always brilliant observer of the best and worst America has to offer. His writings range from popular culture—trash novels, architectural wonders and horrors—to appreciations of the best of modern literature, art, and cinema. They include his convincing (and highly entertaining) debunking of fashionable conspiracy theories, a spirited and contrarian defense of Bill Clinton's autobiography, a Mencken-like examination of the rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the politics of celebrity in what Indiana calls the Age of Contempt. A postmodern Emerson, Indiana wields scalpel-sharp wit and a fealty to logic on issues in which, all too often, irrationalism and emotionalism hold sway. At times rigorously serious, at other times whimsical, Indiana's most conspicuous feature is skepticism—his wildly satirical contempt for conventional wisdom.

MageTech Assassin s Vendetta

MageTech Assassin s Vendetta Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2023-05-30
ISBN : 1434939537
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Download MageTech Assassin s Vendetta book written by and published by Dorrance Publishing with total hardcover pages . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

An Assassin s Guide to Love and Treason

An Assassin s Guide to Love and Treason Book
Author : Virginia Boecker
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release : 2018-10-23
ISBN : 031632728X
File Size : 34,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A Kirkus 2018 Best Book of the Year! Shakespeare in Love meets Philippa Gregory in this witty and thrilling story of star-crossed assassins in Elizabeth England, perfect for fans of My Lady Jane and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue! When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding -- he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father's mission, and to take it one step further -- kill the queen herself. Katherine's opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare's newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn't know is that the play is not just a play. It's a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all. The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play's leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages Book
Author : Geraldine Heng
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-03-08
ISBN : 1108422780
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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This book challenges the common belief that race and racisms are phenomena that began only in the modern era.

My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero s Light Novel Vol 1

My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero s  Light Novel  Vol  1 Book
Author : Matsuri Akai,Tozai
Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
Release : 2021-07-08
ISBN : 1638580316
File Size : 32,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Oda Akira is the kind of guy who people forget is even there. His unassuming nature pays off, though, when his entire class is swept away to a fantasy world, and he slips easily into his new role as a silent assassin. Between his suspiciously high starting stats and too many details that don't fit, Akira is sure something is wrong. But digging into royal secrets is a dangerous game, and when Akira uncovers an evil scheme, he also makes a powerful enemy--the very king who brought him to this world! With the help of the elven spirit medium Amelia, can he find the power to set things right, and get his revenge?

Without Sin

Without Sin Book
Author : Spencer Klaw
Publisher : Viking Adult
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 37,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Before it was finally crushed by an army of self-appointed "guardians of public morals", the Oneida Community in western New York represented 19th century America's most successful experiment in utopian communism--an idyllic-yet-doomed new world of absolute equality. photos.

Terrorism Revisited

Terrorism Revisited Book
Author : Paulo Casaca,Siegfried O. Wolf
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-06-24
ISBN : 3319556908
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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This book develops a conceptual approach to understanding the face of contemporary terrorism as manifested in the recent attacks in Mumbai and Paris. By analyzing the historical evolution of terrorism and by offering case studies on different forms of terrorism in South Asia and elsewhere, the authors shed new light on the political strategies behind terrorist attacks, as well as on the motivations of terrorists. The case studies explore the redefinition of terrorism by the Iranian Islamic revolution, the spread of terrorism in Sunni Islam, the national jihadism in Pakistan, anti-Semitism as a main factor behind fanatical terrorist ideologies, and the case of the Tamil Tigers. "Redefining terrorism is a dynamic story that provides readers with intrigue and clarity to the ever-evolving threats that we face as a nation and as a global community. The authors masterfully navigate through the intricate maze of global terrorism bringing an overwhelming dose of reality through his usage of real life, gripping experiences. Through this book military and intelligence analysts and policy makers alike will gain first-hand knowledge about not only what the world looks like today but a glimpse into the future."US Congressman Pete Sessions

San Francisco

San Francisco Book
Author : Susan Wels
Publisher : Heyday Books
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781597142069
File Size : 24,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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History and art intertwine in this celebration of the San Francisco Art Commission's promotion of public art through eight decades of political, social, and economic changes. Wels specializes in history and is a resident of the city. Abundantly illustrated and will intrigue those who live in San Francisco, those who just visit and leave their heart, and anyone involved with cities and public art.

Utopia s Discontents

Utopia s Discontents Book
Author : Faith Hillis
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021
ISBN : 0190066334
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Utopia's Discontents provides the first synthetic treatment of the Russian revolutionary emigration before the Revolution. It argues that neighborhoods created by Russian exiles became sites of revolutionary experimentation that offered their residents a taste of their anticipated utopian future.

Teaching the Middle Ages through Modern Games

Teaching the Middle Ages through Modern Games Book
Author : Robert Houghton
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2022-10-24
ISBN : 3110712113
File Size : 35,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Games can act as invaluable tools for the teaching of the Middle Ages. The learning potential of physical and digital games is increasingly undeniable at every level of historical study. These games can provide a foundation of information through their stories and worlds. They can foster understanding of complex systems through their mechanics and rules. Their very nature requires the player to learn to progress. The educational power of games is particularly potent within the study of the Middle Ages. These games act as the first or most substantial introduction to the period for many students and can strongly influence their understanding of the era. Within the classroom, they can be deployed to introduce new and alien themes to students typically unfamiliar with the subject matter swiftly and effectively. They can foster an interest in and understanding of the medieval world through various innovative means and hence act as a key educational tool. This volume presents a series of essays addressing the practical use of games of all varieties as teaching tools within Medieval Studies and related fields. In doing so it provides examples of the use of games at pre-university, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels of study, and considers the application of commercial games, development of bespoke historical games, use of game design as a learning process, and use of games outside the classroom. As such, the book is a flexible and diverse pedagogical resource and its methods may be readily adapted to the teaching of different medieval themes or other periods of history.

Utopia s Avenger Volume 3

Utopia s Avenger Volume 3 Book
Author : Oh Se-kwon
Publisher : TokyoPop
Release : 2007-08-10
ISBN : 9781427801159
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Legendary warrior Hong Gil-Dong reappears after an absence of many years to save the kingdom of Yuldo from threat, assisted by the hapless Danu and accompanied by Sanghui, a merchant's daughter whom he saved from her enemies.

Artful Assassins

Artful Assassins Book
Author : Fernando Fabio Sanchez
Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
Release : 2010-11-29
ISBN : 0826517285
File Size : 36,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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The grim role of violence in shaping modern Mexican identity

Slouching Towards Utopia

Slouching Towards Utopia Book
Author : J. Bradford DeLong
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2022-09-06
ISBN : 0465023363
File Size : 39,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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An instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from one of the world’s leading economists, offering a grand narrative of the century that made us richer than ever, yet left us unsatisfied. "A magisterial history."—​Paul Krugman Named a Best Book of 2022 by Financial Times * Economist * Fast Company Before 1870, humanity lived in dire poverty, with a slow crawl of invention offset by a growing population. Then came a great shift: invention sprinted forward, doubling our technological capabilities each generation and utterly transforming the economy again and again. Our ancestors would have presumed we would have used such powers to build utopia. But it was not so. When 1870–2010 ended, the world instead saw global warming; economic depression, uncertainty, and inequality; and broad rejection of the status quo. Economist Brad DeLong's Slouching Towards Utopia tells the story of how this unprecedented explosion of material wealth occurred, how it transformed the globe, and why it failed to deliver us to utopia. Of remarkable breadth and ambition, it reveals the last century to have been less a march of progress than a slouch in the right direction.

Dire Cartographies

Dire Cartographies Book
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN : 077100737X
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood describes how she came to write her utopian, dystopian works. The word "utopia" comes from Thomas More’s book of the same name—meaning "no place" or "good place,”" or both. In "Dire Cartographies," from the essay collection In Other Worlds, Atwood coins the term "ustopia,”" which combines utopia and dystopia, the imagined perfect society and its opposite. Each contains latent versions of the other. Following her intellectual journey and growing familiarity with ustopias fictional and real, from Atlantis to Avatar and Beowulf to Berlin in 1984 (and 1984), Atwood explains how years after abandoning a PhD thesis with chapters on good and bad societies, she produced novel-length dystopias and ustopias of her own. "My rules for The Handmaid’s Tale were simple," Atwood writes. "I would not put into this book anything that humankind had not already done, somewhere, sometime, or for which it did not already have the tools." With great wit and erudition, Atwood reveals the history behind her beloved creations.

Dreams and Visions How Religious Ideas Emerge in Sleep and Dreams

Dreams and Visions  How Religious Ideas Emerge in Sleep and Dreams Book
Author : Patrick McNamara Ph.D.
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2016-09-26
ISBN : 1440847177
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A standout resource on the emerging field of applying neuropsychology and the latest findings in sleep and dream research to religious experience, this book investigates the proven biological links between REM dreams and religious ideas, covering past and current schools of thought in both the science of dreams and the science of religion. • Provides detailed, mechanistic, and science-based explanations of how god beliefs emerge in dreams • Shows how the dynamics of REM sleep neurochemical processes produce cognitive states that promote beliefs in supernatural beings • Presents numerous examples of how the birth of new religious movements was due to dreams of the founders • Reviews the extensive literature on the anthropology of dreams, demonstrating their centrality to primal tribal cultures and religion

The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau

The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau Book
Author : Charles E. Rosenberg
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0226727173
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Language : Ennglish


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In this brilliant study, Charles Rosenberg uses the celebrated trial of Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield in 1881, to explore insanity and criminal responsibility in the Gilded Age. Rosenberg masterfully reconstructs the courtroom battle waged by twenty-four expert witnesses who represented the two major schools of psychiatric thought of the generation immediately preceding Freud. Although the role of genetics in behavior was widely accepted, these psychiatrists fiercely debated whether heredity had predisposed Guiteau to assassinate Garfield. Rosenberg's account allows us to consider one of the opening rounds in the controversy over the criminal responsibility of the insane, a debate that still rages today.

The Perfect Kill

The Perfect Kill Book
Author : Robert B. Baer
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-10-28
ISBN : 069815178X
File Size : 33,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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An odyssey through the art, theory, and brutality of modern political murder by Robert Baer, New York Times–bestselling author, former CIA operative, and, yes, assassin All four of Robert B. Baer’s previous books were New York Times bestsellers, and it’s no wonder. A recipient of the Career Intelligence Medal, Baer served as a CIA operative for decades, and his career was the model for the acclaimed movie Syriana. Now, Baer draws on his extensive firsthand experience—including a decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt for the greatest assassin of the modern age—to examine the serpentine history of political murder. Offering a tantalizing glimpse at the underbelly of world politics, The Perfect Kill will be avidly read by thriller fans and military history buffs alike.