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The Angel Of History by Stéphane Mosès

Title The Angel of History
Author Stéphane Mosès
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date 2009
Category History
Total Pages 193
ISBN 9780804741163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In "The Angel of History," Moses looks at three philosophersFranz Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, and Gershom Scholemwho formulated a new vision of history informed by Jewish messianism in 1920s Germany."

The Angel Of History by Carolyn Forche

Title The Angel of History
Author Carolyn Forche
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2010-11-09
Category Poetry
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9780062029065
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Placed in the context of twentieth-century moral disaster--war, genocide, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb--Forche's ambitious and compelling third collection of poems is a meditation of memory, specifically how memory survives the unimaginable. The poems reflect the effects of such experience: the lines, and often the images within them, are fragmented discordant. But read together, these lines become a haunting mosaic of grief, evoking the necessary accommodations human beings make to survive what is unsurvivable. As poets have always done, Forche attempts to give voice to the unutterable, using language to keep memory alive, relive history, and link the past with the future.

The Angel Of History by Rabih Alameddine

Title The Angel of History
Author Rabih Alameddine
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2016-10-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781472152367
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'A profoundly beautiful novel that infolds the political with the personal in unexpected and new ways . . . An extraordinary book' Neel Mukherjee, New Statesman, 'Books of the Year 2016' 'His stories take the reader into the labyrinth that is the mind . . . The Angel of History is digressive and daring' the Economist 'Alameddine has created a scintillating, original work whose moral complexity and detail of observation are wholly contemporary and entirely his own' Spectator Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives. 'Here is a book, full of story, unrepentantly political at every level. At a time when many western writers seem to be in retreat from saying anything that could be construed as political, Alameddine says it all, shamelessly, gloriously and, realised like his Satan, in the most stylish of forms' the Guardian

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

Title An Unnecessary Woman
Author Rabih Alameddine
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date 2014-02-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780802122148
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her. By the best-selling author of The Hakawati. 20,000 first printing.

Title The Better Angels of Our Nature
Author Steven Pinker
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Release Date 2012-09
Category Psychology
Total Pages 802
ISBN 9780143122012
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

The Angel Of Darkness by Caleb Carr

Title The Angel of Darkness
Author Caleb Carr
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2017-08-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9781473660960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The sequel to the internationally bestselling historical thriller THE ALIENIST, now a major Netflix series, starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl. A year after the events that took place in the bestselling THE ALIENIST, the cast of characters are again brought together to investigate a crime committed in the heady days of New York in the 1890s, this time narrated by the orphan Stevie Taggert. A young child, the daughter of Spanish diplomats, disappears. It seems she has been abducted but no ransom note is received and the detectives Isaacson quickly discover that a nurse, Elspeth Hunter, is probably the kidnapper. They also discover that Hunter has been a little too closely connected with the death of three other infants. But what are her motives? She married a fortune, and although she is connected to some fairly rough villains this crime does not fit their modus operandi. Is it something as 'simple' as psychological disturbance due to her own inability to bear children, or something more sinister unguessed at?

Modern Gods by Nick Laird

Title Modern Gods
Author Nick Laird
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2017-06-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780008257347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A powerful, thought-provoking novel about two sisters who must reclaim themselves after their lives are dramatically upended from one of our finest authors

The Angel Of History by Bruno Arpaia

Title The Angel of History
Author Bruno Arpaia
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 2006
Category Refugees
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781841959832
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For a brief moment in 1940 the lives of a young Spanish militant and a reclusive academic of German and Jewish heritage are thrown together. Along with thousands of others across Europe, both men have fled their homeland in the face of fascist persecution. Yet, until the day their paths converge on a remote mountain pass between France and Spain, their experience of war has been vastly different. Based on true events of Benjamin's life, and ranging from Paris's Left Bank to the prison camps of southern France, The Angel of History explores how the history we think we know is not a series of events but rather a constellation of countless individual lives. And although every story is unique, each is founded on the same human desire - to be remembered.

On The Concept Of History by Walter Benjamin

Title On the Concept of History
Author Walter Benjamin
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-08-21
Category
Total Pages 24
ISBN 1537061062
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On The Concept of History is a politics & social sciences essay written by German philosopher and social science critic Walter Benjamin. On The Concept of History is one of Walter Benjamin's best known, and most controversial works. The politics & social sciences essay is composed of twenty numbered paragraphs in which Benjamin uses poetic and scientific analogies to present a critique of historicism. Walter Benjamin wrote the brief essay shortly before attempting to escape from Vichy France, where French collaborationist government officials were handing over Jewish refugees like Walter Benjamin to the Nazi Gestapo. Walter Benjamin completed On The Concept of History before fleeing to Spain where he unfortunately committed suicide. Benjamin's work is often required textbook reading in various subjects such as humanities, philosophy, and politics & social sciences.

The Angel Of Losses by Stephanie Feldman

Title The Angel of Losses
Author Stephanie Feldman
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-07-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780062228932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Tiger’s Wife meets A History of Love in this inventive, lushly imagined debut novel that explores the intersections of family secrets, Jewish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters. When Eli Burke dies, he leaves behind a mysterious notebook full of stories about a magical figure named The White Rebbe, a miracle worker in league with the enigmatic Angel of Losses, protector of things gone astray, and guardian of the lost letter of the alphabet, which completes the secret name of God. When his granddaughter, Marjorie, discovers Eli’s notebook, everything she thought she knew about her grandfather—and her family—comes undone. To find the truth about Eli’s origins and unlock the secrets he kept, she embarks on an odyssey that takes her deep into the past, from 18th century Europe to Nazi-occupied Lithuania, and back to the present, to New York City and her estranged sister Holly, whom she must save from the consequences of Eli’s past. Interweaving history, theology, and both real and imagined Jewish folktales, The Angel of Losses is a family story of what lasts, and of what we can—and cannot—escape.

The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine

Title The Hakawati
Author Rabih Alameddine
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2008-04-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780307269270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps. Through Osama, we also enter the world of the contemporary Lebanese men and women whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war, conflicted identity, and survival. With The Hakawati, Rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Title Flashman and the Angel of the Lord The Flashman Papers Book 9
Author George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2011-12-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780007325696
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.

Violence And Civilization by Roderick Campbell

Title Violence and Civilization
Author Roderick Campbell
Publisher Oxbow Books
Release Date 2013-12-31
Category Social Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781782976219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of essays begins with the premise that violence, in its relationship to order, is a central element of history. Taking a broad definition of violence, including structural and symbolic violence, the contributions move beyond the problematic of civilizationÕs mitigating or foundational role, instead seeing violence as inherently social, and, perhaps, socially inherent (if variable). The question then becomes what forms of harm are authorized or banned in which social orders and how they change over time. Beginning with a theoretical introduction, this interdisciplinary volume includes seven papers representing cultural anthropology, history, archaeology and international relations. The papers range from China to the Americas and from the 2nd millennium BCE to the 21st century CE. Some deal with long-term developments while others focus on a single time and place. Many treat the issue of the visibility/invisibility of violence, while all in one way or another deal with the role of violence in the re-production of community. Together, the volume aims to paint, with a few strokes, the outlines of a deep historical anthropology of social violence. The volume is based on the proceedings of a symposium hosted at Brown University.

Title Surviving the Angel of Death
Author Eva Mozes Kor
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781939100528
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil and Eva's recovery and her controversial but often misunderstood decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Readers will learn of how she triumphed over unfathomable pain and suffering into a life-long work for peace, human rights, and Holocaust education. The new edition provides interesting details and important context to the events related in the original story. A new Afterword by publisher Peggy Porter Tierney offers a richer portrayal of Eva as a person, the truth behind the controversies, and the eventful last ten years of her life.

Title Mengele Unmasking the Angel of Death
Author David G. Marwell
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2020-01-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780393609547
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A gripping biography of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate. Perhaps the most notorious war criminal of all time, Josef Mengele was the embodiment of bloodless efficiency and passionate devotion to a grotesque worldview. Aided by the role he has assumed in works of popular culture, Mengele has come to symbolize the Holocaust itself as well as the failure of justice that allowed countless Nazi murderers and their accomplices to escape justice. Whether as the demonic doctor who directed mass killings or the elusive fugitive who escaped capture, Mengele has loomed so large that even with conclusive proof, many refused to believe that he had died. As chief of investigative research at the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations in the 1980s, David G. Marwell worked on the Mengele case, interviewing his victims, visiting the scenes of his crimes, and ultimately holding his bones in his hands. Drawing on his own experience as well as new scholarship and sources, Marwell examines in scrupulous detail Mengele’s life and career. He chronicles Mengele’s university studies, which led to two PhDs and a promising career as a scientist; his wartime service both in frontline combat and at Auschwitz, where his “selections” sent innumerable innocents to their deaths and his “scientific” pursuits—including his studies of twins and eye color—traumatized or killed countless more; and his postwar flight from Europe and refuge in South America. Mengele describes the international search for the Nazi doctor in 1985 that ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that produced overwhelming evidence that Mengele had died—but failed to convince those who, arguably, most wanted him dead. This is the riveting story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice.

Angel Of Darkness by Dennis McDougal

Title Angel of Darkness
Author Dennis McDougal
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2009-06-27
Category True Crime
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0446562483
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Randy Kraft was highly intelligent, politically active, loyal to his friends, committed to his work--and the killer of 67 people--more than any other serial killer known. This book offers a glimpse into the dark mind of a living monster. "To open this book is to open a peephole into hell".--Associated Press. Photographs.

The Angel Of The Crows by Katherine Addison

Title The Angel of the Crows
Author Katherine Addison
Publisher Tor Books
Release Date 2020-06-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780765387417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor, returns with The Angel of the Crows, a fantasy novel of alternate 1880s London, where killers stalk the night and the ultimate power is naming. This is not the story you think it is. These are not the characters you think they are. This is not the book you are expecting. In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Angel Of The Revolution by George Griffith

Title The Angel of the Revolution
Author George Griffith
Publisher eStar Books
Release Date 2014-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781612108247
Language English, Spanish, and French
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‘The Brotherhood of Freedom’ is out to take over the world using airship warfare. The group is led by a brilliant Russian Jew and his daughter, the 'angel' Natasha. They manage to establish a 'pax aeronautica' over the earth after a young inventor masters the technology of flight in 1903, and the war progresses to the heart of Russia and against the Russian Czar.

Angel Of Oblivion by Maja Haderlap

Title Angel of Oblivion
Author Maja Haderlap
Publisher Archipelago
Release Date 2016-08-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9780914671473
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Haderlap is an accomplished poet, and that lyricism leaves clear traces on this ravishing debut, which won the prestigious Bachmann Prize in 2011. The descriptions are sensual, and the unusual similes and metaphors occasionally change perspective unexpectedly. Angel of Oblivion deals with harrowing subjects - murder, torture, persecution and discrimination of an ethnic minority - in intricate and lyrical prose. The novel tells the story of a family from the Slovenian minority in Austria. The first-person narrator starts off with her childhood memories of rural life, in a community anchored in the past. Yet behind this rural idyll, an unresolved conflict is smouldering. At first, the child wonders about the border to Yugoslavia, which runs not far away from her home. Then gradually the stories that the adults tell at every opportunity start to make sense. All the locals are scarred by the war. Her grandfather, we find out, was a partisan fighting the Nazis from forest hideouts. Her grandmother was arrested and survived Ravensbrück. As the narrator grows older, she finds out more. Through conversations at family gatherings and long nights talking to her grandmother, she learns that her father was arrested by the Austrian police and tortured - at the age of ten - to extract information on the whereabouts of his father. Her grandmother lost her foster-daughter and many friends and relatives in Ravensbrück and only escaped the gas chamber by hiding inside the camp itself. The narrator begins to notice the frequent suicides and violent deaths in her home region, and she develops an eye for how the Slovenians are treated by the majority of German-speaking Austrians. As an adult, the narrator becomes politicised and openly criticises the way in which Austria deals with the war and its own Nazi past. In the closing section, she visits Ravensbrück and finds it strangely lifeless - realising that her personal memories of her grandmother are stronger. Illuminating an almost forgotten chapter of European history and the European present, the book deals with family dynamics scarred by war and torture - a dominant grandmother, a long-suffering mother, a violent father who loves his children but is impossible to live with. And interwoven with this is compelling reflection on storytelling: the narrator hoping to rid herself of the emotional burden of her past and to tell stories on behalf of those who cannot. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Title The Madwoman Upstairs
Author Catherine Lowell
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781501124211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A debut novel about the last remaining descendant of the Brontees who discovers that her recently deceased father has left her a treasure hunt that may lead to the long-rumored secret literary estate"--