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Specter Of The Past by Timothy Zahn

Title Specter of the Past
Author Timothy Zahn
Publisher Spectra
Release Date 1998
Category Fiction
Total Pages 386
ISBN 9780553298048
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the first half of a two-volume story, the New Republic's efforts to forge peace with the Empire is thwarted by a cabal of warlords led by the notorious, and reputedly dead, Grand Admiral Thrawn. Reprint.

Specter Of The Past by Timothy Zahn

Title Specter of the Past
Author Timothy Zahn
Publisher G K Hall & Company
Release Date 1998
Category Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 0783884346
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

When Imperial officials seek to negotiate a peace with the New Republic, a powerful group of warlords schemes against them. They are led by none other than the supposedly dead Grand Admiral Thrawn. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Title Specter of the Past Star Wars Legends The Hand of Thrawn
Author Timothy Zahn
Publisher Del Rey
Release Date 2011-06-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780307796158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet--a dead Imperial warlord. The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats--one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Vision Of The Future by Timothy Zahn

Title Vision of the Future
Author Timothy Zahn
Publisher Spectra
Release Date 1999
Category Fiction
Total Pages 694
ISBN 9780553578799
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fast-paced sequel to Specter of the Past pits Han, Luke, and Leia against the cunning Major Tierce, who is intent on cultivating discord within the New Republic and raising the evil Admiral Thrawn from the dead. Reprint.

The Specter Of Global China by Ching Kwan Lee

Title The Specter of Global China
Author Ching Kwan Lee
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2018-01-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780226340975
Language English, Spanish, and French
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China has recently emerged as one of Africa’s top business partners, aggressively pursuing its raw materials and establishing a mighty presence in the continent’s booming construction market. Among major foreign investors in Africa, China has stirred the most fear, hope, and controversy. For many, the specter of a Chinese neocolonial scramble is looming, while for others China is Africa’s best chance at economic renewal. Yet, global debates about China in Africa have been based more on rhetoric than on empirical evidence. Ching Kwan Lee’s The Specter of Global China is the first comparative ethnographic study that addresses the critical question: Is Chinese capital a different kind of capital? Offering the clearest look yet at China’s state-driven investment in Africa, this book is rooted in six years of extensive fieldwork in copper mines and construction sites in Zambia, Africa’s copper giant. Lee shadowed Chinese, Indian, and South African managers in underground mines, interviewed Zambian miners and construction workers, and worked with Zambian officials. Distinguishing carefully between Chinese state capital and global private capital in terms of their business objectives, labor practices, managerial ethos, and political engagement with the Zambian state and society, she concludes that Chinese state investment presents unique potential and perils for African development. The Specter of Global China will be a must-read for anyone interested in the future of China, Africa, and capitalism worldwide.

Title The Politics of the Past in Early China
Author Vincent S. Leung
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2019-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9781108425728
Language English, Spanish, and French
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History mattered to the political elite in Ancient China. Leung explores why it was so important and to what end.

The Specter Of Salem by Gretchen A. Adams

Title The Specter of Salem
Author Gretchen A. Adams
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2008-11-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780226005423
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Specter of Salem, Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation’s progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present, while critics of new religious movements in the 1830s cast them as a return to Salem-era fanaticism, and during the Civil War, southerners evoked witch burning to criticize Union tactics. Shedding new light on the many, varied American invocations of Salem, Adams ultimately illuminates the function of collective memories in the life of a nation. “Imaginative and thoughtful. . . . Thought-provoking, informative, and convincingly presented, The Specter of Salem is an often spellbinding mix of politics, cultural history, and public historiography.”— New England Quarterly “This well-researched book, forgoing the usual heft of scholarly studies, is not another interpretation of the Salem trials, but an important major work within the scholarly literature on the witch-hunt, linking the hysteria of the period to the evolving history of the American nation. A required acquisition for academic libraries.”—Choice, Outstanding Academic Title 2009

In The Ruins Of Empire by Ronald Spector

Title In the Ruins of Empire
Author Ronald Spector
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2008-07-08
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781588367211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times said of Ronald H. Spector’s classic account of the American struggle against the Japanese in World War II, “No future book on the Pacific War will be written without paying due tribute to Eagle Against the Sun.” Now Spector has returned with a book that is even more revealing. In the Ruins of Empire chronicles the startling aftermath of this crucial twentieth-century conflict. With access to recently available firsthand accounts by Chinese, Japanese, British, and American witnesses and previously top secret U.S. intelligence records, Spector tells for the first time the fascinating story of the deadly confrontations that broke out–or merely continued–in Asia after peace was proclaimed at the end of World War II. Under occupation by the victorious Allies, this part of the world was plunged into new power struggles or back into old feuds that in some ways were worse than the war itself. In the Ruins of Empire also shows how the U.S. and Soviet governments, as they secretly vied for influence in liberated lands, were soon at odds. At the time of the peace declaration, international suspicions were still strong. Joseph Stalin warned that “crazy cutthroats” might disrupt the surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay. Die-hard Japanese officers plotted to seize the emperor’s palace to prevent an announcement of surrender, and clandestine relief forces were sent to rescue thousands of Allied POWs to prevent their being massacred. In the Ruins of Empire paints a vivid picture of the postwar intrigues and violence. In Manchuria, Russian “liberators” looted, raped, and killed innocent civilians, and a fratricidal rivalry continued between Chiang Kai-shek’s regime and Mao’s revolutionaries. Communist resistance forces in Malaya settled old scores and terrorized the indigenous population, while mujahideen holy warriors staged reprisals and terror killings against the Chinese–hundreds of innocent civilians were killed on both sides. In Indochina, a nativist political movement rose up to oppose the resumption of French colonial rule; one of the factions that struggled for supremacy was the Communist Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh. Korea became a powder keg with the Russians and Americans entangled in its north and south. And in Java, as the Indonesian novelist Idrus wrote, people brutalized by years of Japanese occupation “worshipped a new God in the form of bombs, submachine guns, and mortars.” Through impeccable research and provocative analysis, as well as compelling accounts of American, British, Indian, and Australian soldiers charged with overseeing the surrender and repatriation of millions of Japanese in the heart of dangerous territory, Spector casts new and startling light on this pivotal time–and sets the record straight about this contested and important period in history. From the Hardcover edition.

Post Ottoman Topologies by Nicolas Argenti

Title Post Ottoman Topologies
Author Nicolas Argenti
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 2019-04-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 155
ISBN 9781789202410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How does an ethnically and culturally plural empire, where Christians, Jews, and Muslims could ascend to the highest levels of political authority and influence, devolve into a disarray of nation-states defined by nationalist ideologies? With contributions from several of the Balkan countries that once were united under the aegis of the Ottoman Empire, this latest volume proposes new theoretical approaches to the experience and transmission of the past through time. Each contributor explores themes regarding the transmission of collective memories of post-Ottoman state formation and the malaise associated with a contemporary epoch that, echoing late modernity, we might term ‘late nationalism’.

The Spectre Of Promiscuity by Christian Klesse

Title The Spectre of Promiscuity
Author Christian Klesse
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-03-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781317014911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Wide-ranging research suggests that partners in gay male and bisexual relationships do not necessarily expect monogamy, or see it as an important issue. Although the frequency of gay male and bisexual non-monogamous partnerships tends to be widely acknowledged in social science literature, these relationships have rarely been explored in more detail. By providing rich empirical data, thoughtful analysis and theoretical debate, this book makes a significant contribution to the sociological literature on sexual and intimate relationships. More specifically it explores the diversity of gay male and bisexual relationship practices in the context of heteronormative citizenship and intra-social movement conflict, and highlights the complexity of power relations that circumscribe queer people's relationships and sexual lives. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, The Spectre of Promiscuity provides important insights for further studies on sexual culture, discourse, citizenship, politics and ethics.

Title The Specter of the People
Author Mun Young Cho
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 2013-03-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780801467424
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Despite massive changes to its economic policies, China continues to define itself as socialist; since 1949 and into the present, the Maoist slogan "Serve the People" has been a central point of moral and political orientation. Yet several decades of market-based reforms have resulted in high urban unemployment, transforming the proletariat vanguard into a new urban poor. How do unemployed workers come to terms with their split status, economically marginalized but still rhetorically central to the way China claims to understand itself? How does a state dedicated to serving "the people" manage the poverty of its citizens? Mun Young Cho addresses these questions in a book based on more than two years of fieldwork in a decaying residential area of Harbin in the northeast province of Heilongjiang. Cho analyzes the different experiences of poverty among laid-off urban workers and recent rural-to-urban migrants, two groups that share a common economic duress in China’s Rustbelt cities but who rarely unite as one class owed protection by the state. Impoverished workers, she shows, seek protection and recognition by making claims about "the people" and what they deserve. They redeploy the very language that the party-state had once used to venerate them, although their claim often contradicts government directives regarding how "the people" should be reborn as self-managing subjects. The slogan "serve the people" is no longer a promise of the party-state but rather a demand made by the unemployed and the poor.

Re Forming The Past by A. Timothy Spaulding

Title Re forming the Past
Author A. Timothy Spaulding
Publisher Ohio State University Press
Release Date 2005
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 148
ISBN 9780814210062
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Classifies the postmodern slave narratives of Ishmael Reed, Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, Jewelle Gomez, and Samuel Delaney under one conceptual framework--"re-forming" the past--and argues that their distinctly African American form ofpostmodern slave narrative forces the reader to question the ideologies set forth by earlier, "realistic" depictions of slavery.

The Fourth Reich by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

Title The Fourth Reich
Author Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2019-01-31
Category History
Total Pages 398
ISBN 9781108497497
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first history of postwar fears of a Nazi return to power in Western political, intellectual, and cultural life.

In Spectre by Kyō Shirodaira

Title In spectre
Author Kyō Shirodaira
Publisher Kodansha America LLC
Release Date 2019-02-26
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781642126624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A BATTLE OF WITS Even the mysterious Kotoko Iwanaga was a high school student once, but could a girl like her ever fit in with regular teenagers? There is one student who thinks she would be a great addition to his club, but can he possibly convince the lone wolf to become a member of an organization? Learn how Manabu Amachi manipulated Kotoko into joining the mystery appreciation club!

Hauntology by Katy Shaw

Title Hauntology
Author Katy Shaw
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2018-04-16
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 119
ISBN 9783319749686
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Post-millennial writings function as a useful prism through which we can understand contemporary English culture and its compulsion to revisit the immediate past. The critical practice of hauntology turns to the past in order to make sense of the present, to understand how we got to this place and how to build a better future. Since the Year 2000, popular culture has been inundated with representations of those who occupy a space between being and non-being and defy ontological criteria. This Pivot explores a range of contemporary English literatures - from the poetry of Simon Armitage and the drama of Jez Butterworth, to the fiction of Zadie Smith and the stories of David Peace - that collectively unite to represent a twenty-first century world full of specters, reminiscence and representations of spectral encounters. These specters become visible and significant as they interact with a range of social, political and economic discourses that continue to speak to the contemporary period. The enduring fascination with the spectral offers valuable insights into a contemporary English culture in which spectral manifestations signal towards larger social anxieties as well as to specific historical events and recurrent cultural preoccupations. The specter confronts the contemporary with the necessity of participation, encouraging the realisation that we must engage with it in order to create meaning. Narrative agency is the primary motivating force of its return, and the repetition of the specter functions to highlight new meanings and perspectives. Harnessing hauntology as a lens through which to consider the specters haunting twenty-first century English writings, this Pivot examines the emergence of a vein of hauntological literature that profiles the pervasive presence of the past in our new millennium.

Colonial Revivals by Lindsay DiCuirci

Title Colonial Revivals
Author Lindsay DiCuirci
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2018-09-10
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780812295511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the long nineteenth century, the specter of lost manuscripts loomed in the imagination of antiquarians, historians, and writers. Whether by war, fire, neglect, or the ravages of time itself, the colonial history of the United States was perceived as a vanishing record, its archive a hoard of materially unsound, temporally fragmented, politically fraught, and endangered documents. Colonial Revivals traces the labors of a nineteenth-century cultural network of antiquarians, bibliophiles, amateur historians, and writers as they dug through the nation's attics and private libraries to assemble early American archives. The collection of colonial materials they thought themselves to be rescuing from oblivion were often reprinted to stave off future loss and shore up a sense of national permanence. Yet this archive proved as disorderly and incongruous as the collection of young states themselves. Instead of revealing a shared origin story, historical reprints testified to the inveterate regional, racial, doctrinal, and political fault lines in the American historical landscape. Even as old books embodied a receding past, historical reprints reflected the antebellum period's most pressing ideological crises, from religious schisms to sectionalism to territorial expansion. Organized around four colonial regional cultures that loomed large in nineteenth-century literary history—Puritan New England, Cavalier Virginia, Quaker Pennsylvania, and the Spanish Caribbean—Colonial Revivals examines the reprinted works that enshrined these historical narratives in American archives and minds for decades to come. Revived through reprinting, the obscure texts of colonial history became new again, deployed as harbingers, models, reminders, and warnings to a nineteenth-century readership increasingly fixated on the uncertain future of the nation and its material past.

The Specter Of Genocide by Strassler Professor in Holocaust History Center for Holocaust Studies Department of History Robert Gellately

Title The Specter of Genocide
Author Strassler Professor in Holocaust History Center for Holocaust Studies Department of History Robert Gellately
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2003-07-07
Category History
Total Pages 396
ISBN 0521527503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts.

Sexuality And Slavery by Daina Ramey Berry

Title Sexuality and Slavery
Author Daina Ramey Berry
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date 2018-10-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780820354033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publication"--Title page verso.

Title Thrawn the Ascendency Trilogy 1
Author Timothy Zahn
Publisher Century
Release Date 2020-05-07
Category
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1529124581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first book in a new trilogy set before Thrawn traveled to the Empire and became a Grand Admiral. Journey to the Unknown Regions and learn more about Thrawn's origins and his home- The Chiss Ascendency.

Title Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes
Author Maggie Hennefeld
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2018-03-27
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 358
ISBN 9780231547062
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Women explode out of chimneys and melt when sprayed with soda water. Feminist activists play practical jokes to lobby for voting rights, while overworked kitchen maids dismember their limbs to finish their chores on time. In early slapstick films with titles such as Saucy Sue, Mary Jane’s Mishap, Jane on Strike, and The Consequences of Feminism, comediennes exhibit the tensions between joyful laughter and gendered violence. Slapstick comedy often celebrates the exaggeration of make-believe injury. Unlike male clowns, however, these comic actresses use slapstick antics as forms of feminist protest. They spontaneously combust while doing housework, disappear and reappear when sexually assaulted, or transform into men by eating magic seeds—and their absurd metamorphoses evoke the real-life predicaments of female identity in a changing modern world. Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes reveals the gender politics of comedy and the comedic potentials of feminism through close consideration of hundreds of silent films. As Maggie Hennefeld argues, comedienne catastrophes provide disturbing but suggestive images for comprehending gendered social upheavals in the early twentieth century. At the same time, slapstick comediennes were crucial to the emergence of film language. Women’s flexible physicality offered filmmakers blank slates for experimenting with the visual and social potentials of cinema. Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes poses major challenges to the foundations of our ideas about slapstick comedy and film history, showing how this combustible genre blows open age-old debates about laughter, society, and gender politics.