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T. S. Eliot's Dialectical Imagination

Jewel Spears Brooker
What principles connect—and what distinctions separate—"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," The Waste Land, and Four Quartets? The thought-tormented characters in T. S. Eliot’s early poetry are paralyzed by the gap between mind and body, thought and action. The need to address this impasse is part of what drew Eliot to philosophy, and the failure of philosophy to appease his disquiet is the reason he gave for abandoning it. In T. S. Eliot’s Dialectical Imagination, Jewel Spears...

Tact and Intelligence

Gordon A. Craig, edited by Bruce Thompson, Carolyn Halladay, Donald Abenheim
Dec 2007 - SPOSS Inc.
During a career that spanned sixty years, Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was one of America’s leading authorities on diplomatic history and international relations. This volume of previously uncollected essays (with one essay published here for the first time) includes several surveys, from different perspectives, of the field of diplomatic history; comparative studies of American and European...

Tahiti Beyond the Postcard

Miriam Kahn
Winner of the 2013 ICAS Book Prize (Social Sciences) The "Tahiti" that most people imagine - white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and beautiful women - is a product of 18th century European romanticism and persists today as the bedrock of Tahiti's tourism industry. This postcard image, however, masks a different reality. The dreams and desires that the tourism industry promotes distract from the medical nightmares and environmental destruction caused by France's 30-year...

Tainted Revelations

Joe Ashbrook Nickell, introduction by Stephen Glueckert
May 2014 - Missoula Art Museum
Bill Ohrmann only began seriously painting when he retired from ranching in 1996. Since then, the 95-year-old Montana artist has produced hundreds of canvases that explore his blistering criticism of the modern West. His direct, narrative paintings, often inspired by quotations from his favorite poets and environmental writers, are by turns wry, apocalyptic, horrifying and hilarious. In Tainted Revelations, Joe Ashbrook Nickell maps out the broad...

Taipei

Joseph R. Allen
Winner of the Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize This cultural study of public space examines the cityscape of Taipei, Taiwan, in rich descriptive prose. Contemplating a series of seemingly banal subjects—maps, public art, parks—Joseph Allen peels back layers of obscured history to reveal forces that caused cultural objects to be celebrated, despised, destroyed, or transformed as Taipei experienced successive regime changes and waves of displacement. In this thoughtful stroll through the city, we learn...

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

Thomas H. Reilly
Occupying much of imperial China’s Yangzi River heartland and costing more than twenty million lives, the Taiping Rebellion (1851-64) was no ordinary peasant revolt. What most distinguished this dramatic upheaval from earlier rebellions were the spiritual beliefs of the rebels. The core of the Taiping faith focused on the belief that Shangdi, the high God of classical China, had chosen the Taiping leader, Hong Xiuquan, to establish his Heavenly Kingdom on Earth. ...

Taiwan in Dynamic Transition

Ryan Dunch
Following a remarkable transition from authoritarian rule to robust democracy, Taiwan has grown into a prosperous but widely unrecognized nation-state for which no uncontested sovereign space exists. Increasingly vigorous assertions of Taiwanese identity expose the fragility of relationships between the United States and other great powers that assume Taiwan will eventually unite with China. Perhaps because of their precarious international position, the Taiwanese...

Tajiki

Nasrullo Khojayori
Tajiki, a variety of modern Persian spoken in Central Asia, is the official language of Tajikistan; most speakers of Tajiki live in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Volume 1 of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is designed to cover the first semester of beginning-level language instruction; together, Volumes 1 and 2 of Tajiki cover one year of instruction. Each volume of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook uses the latest pedagogical thinking to teach basic communication skills and linguistic forms in their cultural...

Tajiki

Nasrullo Khojayori
Tajiki, a variety of modern Persian spoken in Central Asia, is the official language of Tajikistan; most speakers of Tajiki live in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Volume 2 of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook is designed to cover the second semester of beginning- or lower-intermediate-level language instruction; together, Volumes 1 and 2 of Tajiki cover one year of instruction. Each volume of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook uses the latest pedagogical thinking to teach basic communication skills and linguistic...

Tajiki Reference Grammar for Beginners

Nasrullo Khojayori
Tajiki Reference Grammar for Beginners features straightforward explanations of Tajiki grammar and pronunciation along with examples of the concepts. This handy reference grammar is designed for beginning-level language students and—although keyed to both volumes of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook and a natural resource for students using those textbooks—it is also useful to scholars and students of Central Asian languages and linguistics who wish to learn more about Tajiki.

Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook, Bundle, Volumes 1 and 2

Nasrullo Khojayori
Tajiki, a variety of modern Persian spoken in Central Asia, is the official language of Tajikistan; most speakers of Tajiki live in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This specially-priced bundle of Volumes 1 and 2 of Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook covers one year of instruction. Each volume of Tajiki uses the latest pedagogical thinking to teach basic communication skills and linguistic forms in their cultural context. Tested in the classroom, Tajiki enhances students'...

Take Control of Your Depression

Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH
foreword by Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD, and Timothy J. Petersen, PhD
Practical, day-to-day ways to manage your depression. Some call it the blues or a storm in their head. William Styron referred to it as "darkness visible." Whatever the description, depression is a disorder of the mind and body that affects millions of adults at some point in their lives. In Take Control of Your Depression, Dr. Susan J. Noonan provides people experiencing...

Take Control of Your Drinking, second edition

Michael S. Levy
Accepting that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to controlling drinking, the latest edition of this bestselling book will help you assess your drinking and determine whether moderation or abstinence is the best path for you. For decades, the standard treatment for people struggling with alcohol consumption has focused on convincing them to admit that they are an alcoholic, to stop drinking entirely, and...

Take It from the Big Mouth

Jean Maddern Pitrone
"She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take It from the Big Mouth, the first full-fledged biography of the multi-talented performer, explores Raye's life and career with...

Take Sides with the Truth

John Singleton Mosby
During the Civil War, John Singleton Mosby led the Forty-third Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, better known as Mosby's Rangers, in bold and daring operations behind Union lines. Throughout the course of the war, more than 2000 men were members of Mosby's command, some for only a short time. Mosby had few confidants (he was described by one acquaintance as "a disturbing companion") but became close friends with one of his finest...

Take Your Pediatrician with You

Dr. Christopher S. Ryder
Named One of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2007 by Library Journal It's three o'clock in the morning and your child is screaming in pain. To make matters worse, you and your family are vacationing in a strange city. What should you do? Call the front desk? Your family pediatrician? An ambulance? From in-flight earaches to strep throat, from poison ivy to insect bites, illness and injury are common and unwelcome traveling...

Taken by Surprise

edited by Ann Cooper Albright, David Gere
First comprehensive overview of improvisation in dance. This collection of classic and new writings on dance improvisation brings together 21 essays by prominent dancers, scholars and historians. Until now, discussion of improvisation in dance has focused mainly on the postmodern form known as contact improv. Taken by Surprise reflects the development of improvisation as a compositional and performance mode in a wide variety of dance contexts, including dance...

Taking Advance Directives Seriously

Robert S. Olick
In the quarter century since the landmark Karen Ann Quinlan case, an ethical, legal, and societal consensus supporting patients' rights to refuse life-sustaining treatment has become a cornerstone of bioethics. Patients now legally can write advance directives to govern their treatment decisions at a time of future incapacity, yet in clinical practice their wishes often are ignored. Examining the tension between incompetent...

Taking Aim

Mark C. Donovan
As elected lawmakers confront complex social problems, they inevitably make choices to single out certain populations for government-sanctioned benefits or burdens. Why some groups and not others are targeted is the central question explored in this analysis of the congressional response to two related public health crises. Weaving case studies from the wars against AIDS and drugs with an empirical analysis of fifteen years of congressional action on these issues, Mark...