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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...

TV China

edited by Ying Zhu, Christopher Berry
If radio and film were the emblematic media of the Maoist era, television has rapidly established itself as the medium of the "marketized" China and in the diaspora. In less than two decades, television has become the dominant medium across the Chinese cultural world. TV China is the first anthology in English on this phenomenon. Covering the People's Republic, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora, these 12 original essays introduce and analyze the Chinese television industry, its programming, the...

Tabloid Journalism in South Africa

Herman Wasserman
Less than a decade after the advent of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the country by storm. One of these papers—the Daily Sun—is now the largest in the country, but it has generated controversy for its perceived lack of respect for privacy, brazen sexual content, and unrestrained truth-stretching. Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time when global print media are in decline. He considers the social...

Tackle Football and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Daniel S. Goldberg
foreword by Chris Nowinski
A timely look at the ethical, legal, and policy issues surrounding brain injury and collision sports. American tackle football is an industry like any other. And like many industries, it sells a product that is dangerous to those who use it—or, in this case, those who play it. In Tackle Football and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Daniel S. Goldberg explores the connections among traumatic brain injury, collision sports,...

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 Lives

Niki J. P. Alsford, series edited by James Lin, William Lavely, Madeleine Yue Dong
From a cradle of Austronesian expansion to the dynamic economic powerhouse and successful democracy it is today, Taiwan is layered in colonial histories. In Taiwan Lives, Niki J. P. Alsford presents a comprehensive examination of the island nation's rich and complex past, told through the life stories of those who have lived it. A merchant, an exile, an activist, a pop star, a doctor, and a president are just some of the...

Taiwan in Dynamic Transition

edited by Ryan Dunch, Ashley Esarey, foreword by Thomas B. Gold
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...

Tajiki

Nasrullo Khojayori, OtherDave Baer
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...

Tajiki Reference Grammar for Beginners

Nasrullo Khojayori, OtherDave Baer, Mikael Thompson
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...

Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook, One-year Course Bundle

Nasrullo Khojayori, OtherDave Baer
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...

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 One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film

edited by Wyndham Wise
Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film is the most exhaustive and up-to-date reference book on Canadian film and filmmakers, combining 700 reviews and biographical listings with a detailed chronology of major events in Canadian film and television history. Compiled by Wyndham Wise, the editor and publisher of Take One, Canada's most respected film magazine, with a foreword by Canadian director Patricia Rozema, this is the only reference book of its kind published in...

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...