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Brave Genius

Written By: Sean B. Carroll
  • ID Book : 0307952355
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 481
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : brave-genius.pdf

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The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius. In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis and ascended to prominent, dangerous roles. After the war and through twists of circumstance, they became friends, and through their passionate determination and rare talent they emerged as leading voices of modern literature and biology, each receiving the Nobel Prize in their respective fields. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished and unknown material gathered over several years of research, Brave Genius tells the story of how each man endured the most terrible episode of the twentieth century and then blossomed into extraordinarily creative and engaged individuals. It is a story of the transformation of ordinary lives into exceptional lives by extraordinary events--of courage in the face of overwhelming adversity, the flowering of creative genius, deep friendship, and of profound concern for and insight into the human condition.

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  • File Pdf: becoming-a-woman-of-letters.pdf

Book Summary:

During the nineteenth century, women authors for the first time achieved professional status, secure income, and public fame. How did these women enter the literary profession; meet the demands of editors, publishers, booksellers, and reviewers; and achieve distinction as "women of letters"? Becoming a Woman of Letters examines the various ways women writers negotiated the market realities of authorship, and looks at the myths and models women writers constructed to elevate their place in the profession. Drawing from letters, contracts, and other archival material, Linda Peterson details the careers of various women authors from the Victorian period. Some, like Harriet Martineau, adopted the practices of their male counterparts and wrote for periodicals before producing a best seller; others, like Mary Howitt and Alice Meynell, began in literary partnerships with their husbands and pursued independent careers later in life; and yet others, like Charlotte Brontë, and her successors Charlotte Riddell and Mary Cholmondeley, wrote from obscure parsonages or isolated villages, hoping an acclaimed novel might spark a meteoric rise to fame. Peterson considers these women authors' successes and failures--the critical esteem that led to financial rewards and lasting reputations, as well as the initial successes undermined by publishing trends and pressures. Exploring the burgeoning print culture and the rise of new genres available to Victorian women authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of the flowering of literary professionalism in the nineteenth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Gaskell

By Jill L. Matus
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Isbn : 1139827499
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 791
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Book Summary:

In the last few decades Elizabeth Gaskell has become a figure of growing importance in the field of Victorian literary studies. She produced work of great variety and scope in the course of a highly successful writing career that lasted for about twenty years from the mid-1840s to her unexpected death in 1865. The essays in this Companion draw on recent advances in biographical and bibliographical studies of Gaskell and cover the range of her impressive and varied output as a writer of novels, biography, short stories, and letters. The volume, which features well-known scholars in the field of Gaskell studies, focuses throughout on her narrative versatility and her literary responses to the social, cultural, and intellectual transformations of her time. This Companion will be invaluable for students and scholars of Victorian literature, and includes a chronology and guide to further reading.

Poetry and the Practical

By William Gilmore Simms
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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Isbn : 9781557285409
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 740
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Delivered as a three-part lecture series in 1854 at the famous Hibernian Society Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, Simms's spirited defense of poetry stands in the nobel line of poetic credos from poets such as Sir Philip Sidney and Percy Bysshe Shelley. It is the only full-length work of its kind in American literature, and it has never before been published. Seventh in the University of Arkansas Press's Simms Series, Poetry and the Practical is a clear, forceful rebuttal of arguments that would relegate poetry to the margins of life. It proclaims the high calling of poets as spokesmen and romantic visionaries, underscoring their mission to reveal truth and passion, mind and heart and to transcend the limiting bounds of the empirical. In proving poetry's utility and worth, Simms uses all the tools of persuasion open to him: his wide reading, his considerable knowledge of the history of culture and civilizations, his understanding of the values of place and tradition, and, above all, an oratorical eloquence, which allows his words to leave the page in a rush of inspiration. These lectures, which still retain their identity as scripts prepared and punctuated for performance, provide profound insight into Simms the poet and into the effects of industrialization, the southern sensibility, and the influence of European thought on southern literature at a critical point in that literature's development.

The Naked Leader Experience

By David Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448126088
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 300
  • File Pdf: the-naked-leader-experience.pdf

Book Summary:

Imagine if you simply could not fail. Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you be? There are no answers, only choices. Right here and now, as you hold this book in your hands, you have literally millions of choices open to you. This has been true since the day you were born, and remains true until the moment you die. Yet, with so many choices and decisions to make every day, how can you be sure you're getting it right every time? With The Naked Leader Experience David Taylor releases you for ever from doubt, uncertainty and the fear of failure, forever, as he helps you to choose the right paths to take - the ones that will lead you towards the fulfilment of your dreams and ambitions. Refreshingly free of jargon and hype, and packed with positive, practical advice, this invaluable guide will show you how to: * RECLAIM your birthright and be the very best that you already are... * REIGNITE your relationships and truly connect with others... * REINVENT your organization and unleash the awesome potential that lies within you and your team... No matter what your age, experience, or the challenges you face, The Naked Leader Experience will serve to remind you of your unique strengths and abilities - and that your future is in your hands. So, if you're ready to accept this inspiring invitation to personal and professional transformation - ready to shape your own destiny - please stand up. Your time has come. Your life awaits you.

Return of the Heroine

By Kaye Michelle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Isbn : 1452562806
  • Pages : 346
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 745
  • File Pdf: return-of-the-heroine.pdf

Book Summary:

When you dare to commit to your deepest desires, your heart grows to accommodate the task at hand, no matter how daunting. The Archangel Michael For Joan of Arc, her challenge was surviving in a mans world of the fifteenth century. For Jane Archer, a twenty-first-century West Point cadet, not much has changed in nearly six centuries. When Joan pierces the fragile veil of time to share the wisdom she received from the Archangel Michael with Jane, both women embark on a mission that will change the course of history. With only eleven days left to live, Joan must take yet another leap of faith, surrender to the guidance of Archangel Michael, and set the record straight to ensure those in the future know the truth. She challenges Jane to find the courage she needs to expose a cultural crime that has been disempowering women for centuries. In the process, both must learn to trust their own inner guidance. As one of the greatest heroines of all time, Joan of Arc seeks to awaken the heroine in every woman.

Public Characters

By James M. Jasper,Michael P. Young,Elke Zuern
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190050055
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 245
  • File Pdf: public-characters.pdf

Book Summary:

Heroes, villains, victims, and minions are more important than ever before in our politics and culture. In the era of television, Twitter, and Facebook, groups and individuals constantly battle over their reputations. One of the best ways to gain power is to persuade others that you are competent, courageous, and benevolent, while your opponents are none of these. Thus, character work consists of more than simple claims of fact; societies build their solidarity and policies out of admiration for heroes but also outrage over villains. Recent political analysis has ignored the great characters of the past in favor of frames, heuristics, codes, and identities. In Public Characters, James M. Jasper, Michael P. Young, and Elke Zuern argue that character, reputation, and images matter in politics, and social life more generally, as they help mobilize people and their passions. First, they focus on the political construction of openly constructed and debated public characters to show how we can allocate praise and blame, identify social problems, cement identities and allegiances, develop policies, and articulate our moral intuitions through them. The authors demonstrate the nuances of characters and their interactions across a range of sources-including Shakespeare, Game of Thrones, Renaissance sculpture, modern comic books, Alexander the Great, and Bernie Madoff-all the while showing how public characters are used in political rhetoric. Finally, they complicate these characters by considering their transformations: when victims manage to become heroes and the way traditional moral characters have evolved over time to correspond with what different cultures admire, detest, or pity. This rich, detailed, and wide-ranging analysis of personal images and reputation marks a timely and crucial contribution for sociologists and political scientists concerned with the cultural dimensions of political life.

The Bravest of the Brave, or, with Peterborough in Spain

By George Alfred Henty
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465598154
  • Pages : 291
  • Category : Adventure stories
  • Reads : 319
  • File Pdf: the-bravest-of-the-brave-or-with-peterborough-in-spain.pdf

Book Summary:

There are few great leaders whose lives and actions have so completely fallen into oblivion as those of the Earl of Peterborough. His career as a general was a brief one, extending only over little more than a year, and yet in that time he showed a genius for warfare which has never been surpassed, and performed feats of daring worthy of taking their place among those of the leaders of chivalry. The fact that they have made so slight a mark upon history is due to several reasons. In the first place, they were overshadowed by the glory and successes of Marlborough; they were performed in a cause which could scarcely be said to be that of England, and in which the public had a comparatively feeble interest; the object, too, for which he fought was frustrated, and the war was an unsuccessful one, although from no fault on his part. But most of all, Lord Peterborough failed to attain that place in the list of British worthies to which his genius and his bravery should have raised him, because that genius was directed by no steady aim or purpose. Lord Peterborough is, indeed, one of the most striking instances in history of genius and talent wasted, and a life thrown away by want of fixed principle and by an inability or unwillingness to work with other men. He quarreled in turn with every party and with almost every individual with whom he came in contact; and while he himself was constantly changing his opinions, he was intolerant of all opinions differing from those which he at the moment held, and was always ready to express in the most open and offensive manner his contempt and dislike for those who differed from him. His eccentricities were great; he was haughty and arrogant, hasty and passionate; he denied his God, quarreled with his king, and rendered himself utterly obnoxious to every party in the state.

The Bravest of the Brave — or, with Peterborough in Spain

By G. A. Henty
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : VM eBooks
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 530
  • File Pdf: the-bravest-of-the-brave-or-with-peterborough-in-spain.pdf

Book Summary:

There are few great leaders whose lives and actions have so completely fallen into oblivion as those of the Earl of Peterborough. His career as a general was a brief one, extending only over little more than a year, and yet in that time he showed a genius for warfare which has never been surpassed, and performed feats of daring worthy of taking their place among those of the leaders of chivalry. The fact that they have made so slight a mark upon history is due to several reasons. In the first place, they were overshadowed by the glory and successes of Marlborough; they were performed in a cause which could scarcely be said to be that of England, and in which the public had a comparatively feeble interest; the object, too, for which he fought was frustrated, and the war was an unsuccessful one, although from no fault on his part. But most of all, Lord Peterborough failed to attain that place in the list of British worthies to which his genius and his bravery should have raised him, because that genius was directed by no steady aim or purpose. Lord Peterborough is, indeed, one of the most striking instances in history of genius and talent wasted, and a life thrown away by want of fixed principle and by an inability or unwillingness to work with other men. He quarreled in turn with every party and with almost every individual with whom he came in contact; and while he himself was constantly changing his opinions, he was intolerant of all opinions differing from those which he at the moment held, and was always ready to express in the most open and offensive manner his contempt and dislike for those who differed from him. His eccentricities were great; he was haughty and arrogant, hasty and passionate; he denied his God, quarreled with his king, and rendered himself utterly obnoxious to every party in the state. And yet there was a vast amount of good in this strange man. He was generous and warm hearted to a fault, kind to those in station beneath him, thoughtful and considerate for his troops, who adored him, cool in danger, sagacious in difficulties, and capable at need of evincing a patience and calmness wholly at variance with his ordinary impetuous character. Although he did not scruple to carry deception, in order to mislead an enemy, to a point vastly beyond what is generally considered admissible in war, he was true to his word and punctiliously honorable in the ordinary affairs of life. For the historical events I have described, and for the details of Peterborough’s conduct and character, I have relied chiefly upon the memoir of the earl written by Mr. C. Warburton, and published some thirty years ago.

The Serengeti Rules

By Sean B. Carroll
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 140088554X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 659
  • File Pdf: the-serengeti-rules.pdf

Book Summary:

Now the subject of a feature film that the New York Times calls "spellbinding" How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In The Serengeti Rules, award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers to such simple yet profoundly important questions, and shows how their discoveries matter for our health and the health of the planet we depend upon. One of the most important revelations about the natural world is that everything is regulated—there are rules that regulate the amount of every molecule in our bodies and rules that govern the numbers of every animal and plant in the wild. And the most surprising revelation about the rules that regulate life at such different scales is that they are remarkably similar—there is a common underlying logic of life. Carroll recounts how our deep knowledge of the rules and logic of the human body has spurred the advent of revolutionary life-saving medicines, and makes the compelling case that it is now time to use the Serengeti Rules to heal our ailing planet. A bold and inspiring synthesis by one of our most accomplished biologists and gifted storytellers, The Serengeti Rules is the first book to illuminate how life works at vastly different scales. Read it and you will never look at the world the same way again.

Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television

By Tom Powers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476626936
  • Pages : 284
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 257
  • File Pdf: gender-and-the-quest-in-british-science-fiction-television.pdf

Book Summary:

The subjects of this book constitute a significant cross section of BBC science fiction television. With such characters as the Doctor (an enigmatic time-traveling alien), Kerr Avon (a problematic rebel leader), Dave Lister (a slovenly last surviving human) and Captain Jack Harkness (a complex omnisexual immortal), these shows have both challenged and reinforced viewer expectations about the small-screen masculine hero. This book explores the construction of gendered heroic identity in the series from both production and fan perspectives. The paradoxical relationships between the producers, writers and fans of the four series are discussed. Fan fiction, criticism and videos are examined that both celebrate and criticize BBC science fiction heroes and villains.

A Hidden Legacy

By Thomas E. Schindler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0197531695
  • Pages :
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 966
  • File Pdf: a-hidden-legacy.pdf

Book Summary:

It's time to honor the significant scientific contributions of Esther Zimmer Lederberg. In A Hidden Legacy, Thomas E. Schindler shares the story of this remarkable microbiologist and offers insight into why her legacy has been obscured for so long. In the mid-20th century, microbiologist Esther Zimmer Lederberg and her then-husband, Joshua Lederberg, made a series of remarkable discoveries that contributed to the biochemical understanding of the gene. Together, they laid the foundation for molecular biology and the field of bacterial genetics. In 1958, he alone was awarded the Nobel Prize for their work. Esther's ingenuity was largely ignored and undervalued by the Nobel committee and has continued to be obscured by historians of science. In this book, Thomas E. Schindler shares many of Esther's hidden scientific contributions and her role in the discoveries that launched her then-husband's celebrated career. A Hidden Legacy delves into how, as a couple, the Lederbergs established a new field of bacterial genetics in the decade leading up to the discovery of the DNA double helix. Their impressive series of achievements includes the discovery of: *l bacteriophage and the first plasmid, known as the F-factor; how viruses carry bacterial genes between bacteria; and fundamental properties of bacterial sex. Schindler explains how Esther's research revealed unique features of bacterial sex that are now essential to our understanding of molecular biology and evolution. A magnificent story of a remarkable scientist, A Hidden Legacy takes readers through the process that scrambled the tree of life and offers insight into the role Esther played in uncovering these secretes of bacterial and viral genes.

Africa Assassin Gangster Alienist Crux-vu-lux Enigma

By R. Warren Taurien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Book Venture Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 1945960574
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 123
  • File Pdf: africa-assassin-gangster-alienist-crux-vu-lux-enigma.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a story about a supernatural gangster doctor whose name is Dr. Director. He was called for his service to assist a bright but mystifying troubled youth at one of the boy’s orphanage schools in Ghana Africa. In Dr. Director’s mid-forties he became the surrogate father to Sambo Mahammad tutoring him into a new way of life and placed in the best educational schools outside Ghana. Later he entered into Ghana Medical School where he graduated at the top of his class. Upon his graduation he assisted his mentor Dr. Director traveling to villages across the continent where they discovered a middle aged African Chief Onanni suffering from feverish dehydration succumbed to death. Chief Onanni was from dehydration, feverish and succumbed to death. After examining the six wives Dr. Director knew from personal years past that the youngest woman was not chief Onanni’s wife but his daughter, so they took her back to Ghana and tutored her into knowledge she already possessed with her aptitude both doctors were astound, as she matured to the age where she was sent to Zambi University where she studied to become a medical pathologist. Through the years to come Dr. Director continued to expand his wealth in different Africa countries, the laughter no longer in his home they both missed her, they had become dependent on Zambiq in the stillness of their science hours when they`d tutor her through her stubborn reluctant diffident attitude the three of them would share their private humorless moment that created an open door into her psychic…It wasn't long before the years of time passed she was back with her degree working at Ghana Medical school as Dr. Director and Dr. Sambo`O assistance ------!!!

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