Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: Katherine Anne Porter
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2015-04-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781504003537

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This “dazzling” National Book Award finalist set aboard an ocean liner in 1931 reflects the passions and prejudices that sparked World War II (San Francisco Chronicle). August 1931. An ocean liner bound for Germany sets out from the Mexican port city of Veracruz. The ship’s first-class passengers include an idealistic young American painter and her lover; a Spanish dance troupe with a sideline in larceny; an elderly German couple and their fat, seasick bulldog; and a boisterous band of Cuban medical students. As the Vera journeys across the Atlantic, the incidents and intrigues of several dozen passengers and crew members come into razor-sharp focus. The result is a richly drawn portrait of the human condition in all its complexity and a mesmerizing snapshot of a world drifting toward disaster. Written over a span of twenty years and based on the diary Katherine Anne Porter kept during a similar ocean voyage, Ship of Fools was the bestselling novel of 1962 and the inspiration for an Academy Award–winning film starring Vivien Leigh. It is a masterpiece of American literature as captivating today as when it was first published more than a half century ago. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Anne Porter, including rare photos from the University of Maryland Libraries.

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: Tucker Carlson
Publsiher: Free Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781501183676

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers “a targeted snipe at the Democrats and Republicans and their elite enablers” (New York Journal of Books) in a funny political commentary on how America’s ruling class has failed everyday Americans. “Informal and often humorous…an entertainingly told narrative of elite malfeasance” (Publishers Weekly), Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you. In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords and answers the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course? Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They’ll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. “The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.” Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” But in the signature and witty style that viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight enjoy so much, Ship of Fools is “bulging with big and interesting ideas, presented succinctly with wit and precision, each chapter a potential book in itself” (The Washington Times).

Little Ship of Fools

Little Ship of Fools
Author: Charles Wilkins
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781553658795

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The dramatic and hilarious story of sores and survival on a human-powered journey across the ocean. It was to be an expedition like no other—a run across the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados aboard an experimental rowboat. There would be no support vessel, no stored water, no sails, no motor. The boat's crew of sixteen included several veterans of U.S. college rowing, a number of triathletes, a woman who had rowed both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and a scrawny, bespectacled sexagenarian -- our chronicler, Charles Wilkins. When he joined the expedition, Wilkins had never swung an oar in earnest. In a tale both harrowing and hilarious, Wilkins takes the reader along for seven weeks of rationed food, festering sores, breathtaking sunrises, sleep deprivation, and mile-high waves alongside a devoted crew of misadventurers.Little Ship of Fools is a fascinating and funny story of courage, adventure and human spirit

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: Richard Paul Russo
Publsiher: Ace
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2001
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: UOM:39015049990735

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After centuries of wandering through the galaxy in search of other life, the crew of the starship Argonos, the home to generations of humans, is lured by an unidentified transmission to a nearby planet, where they come face to face with a brutal tragedy and a haunting alien mystery. Original.

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: Fintan O'Toole
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781586488826

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The death of the Celtic tiger is not an extinction event to trouble naturalists. There was, in fact nothing natural about this tiger, if it ever really existed. The "Irish Economic miracle" was built on good old-fashioned subsidies (from the European Union) and the simple fact that until the 1980s Ireland was by the standards of the developed world so economically backward that the only way was up. And as it began to catch up to European and American averages, the Irish economy could boast some seemingly remarkable statistics. These lured in investors, the Irish deregulated and all but abandoned financial oversight, and a great Irish financial ceilidh began. It would last for a decade. When the global financial crash of 2008 arrived it struck Ireland harder than anywhere - even Iceland looked like a model of rectitude compared to the fiasco that stretched from Cork to Dublin. There was an avalanche of statistics as toxic as the property-based assets that lay beneath many of them And under all this rubble lay the corpse of the Celtic Tiger. How Ireland managed to achieve such a spectacular implosion is a stunning story of corruption, carelessness and venality, told with passion and fury by one of Ireland's most respected journalists and commentators.

The Ship Of Fools

The Ship Of Fools
Author: Gregory Norminton
Publsiher: Sceptre
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781444781809

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The characters on Norminton's purgatorial 'Ship of Fools' - a ship that's going nowhere fast - bicker and struggle for attention; telling tales that bounce off one another to form a compendium of interralated stories, running from lyrical romance to scabrous satire, by way of fairy-tale and black comedy. Often wickedly funny, always stunningly written and displaying an astonishing range of voices (the prudish nun, the bawdy old woman, the penitent drunkard, and the glutton whose stomach does all the talking - to name a few) 'The Ship of Fools' is truly a treasure chest of a novel, and an example of story-telling at its very best.

The Ship of Fools

The Ship of Fools
Author: Cristina Peri Rossi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1989
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UOM:39015018633225

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Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: Ignacio Noe
Publsiher: Nbm Publishing Company
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1999
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 1561632309

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A few engineers, men and women, bored on a spaceship filled with sex offenders put to deep sleep. Until one devises a way of occasionally waking up good-looking pervs for a quickie then putting 'em back to beddie-by. Once the technique gets around, though, things get slightly out of hand!

Allan Sekula Ship of Fools The Dockers Museum

Allan Sekula  Ship of Fools   The Dockers    Museum
Author: Hilde Van Gelder
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-27
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9789462700055

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Sekula's final work dedicated to labor solidarity in and around the docks Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum is the project on which the US artist and writer Allan Sekula worked during the last three years of his life (2010–2013). The work consists, first, of a corpus of thirty-three framed photographs and two slide projections of in total over one hundred images, all made by the artist (Ship of Fools); second, it contains a gigantic collection of various objects, graphic images, postcards, and prints which the artist purchased, mostly online (The Dockers’ Museum). Sekula dedicated this work to both historical and contemporary labor solidarity in and around the docks. At the time of his sad passing in the Summer of 2013, Allan Sekula was in the midst of collaborating on this publication with all four contributing authors: Gail Day, Steve Edwards, Alberto Toscano, and Hilde Van Gelder, each of whom he had asked to write essays. This volume, which includes a representative ensemble of images and objects that are part of Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum, follows as closely as possible the instructions given by the artist and is the first substantial scholarly analysis of this impressive project. It contains a preface by Jürgen Bock and Bart De Baere, who both curated exhibited installations of the work during the artist's lifetime. The volume also includes draft text materials written by the artist himself, as well as selections from the multitude of unpublished interviews, public debates, and lectures that Allan Sekula delivered between 2010 and 2012. Finally, this publication includes a moving essay on the project by the artist's widow, Sally Stein.

The Ship of Fools

The Ship of Fools
Author: Sebastian Brant
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-07-12
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780486143125

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Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of weaknesses, vices, grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations.

The Ship of Fools

The Ship of Fools
Author: Sebastian Brant,Edwin Hermann Zeydel
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 399
Release: 1962-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780486257914

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Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of the weaknesses, vices, and grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations. Brant biography, and more.

Conspiracy of Fools

Conspiracy of Fools
Author: Kurt Eichenwald
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2005-03-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780767911801

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From an award-winning New York Times reporter comes the full, mind-boggling true story of the lies, crimes, and ineptitude behind the Enron scandal that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever. It was the corporate collapse that appeared to come out of nowhere. In late 2001, the Enron Corporation—a darling of the financial world, a company whose executives were friends of presidents and the powerful—imploded virtually overnight, leaving vast wreckage in its wake and sparking a criminal investigation that would last for years. Kurt Eichenwald transforms the unbelievable story of the Enron scandal into a rip-roaring narrative of epic proportions, taking readers behind every closed door—from the Oval Office to the executive suites, from the highest reaches of the Justice Department to the homes and bedrooms of the top officers. It is a tale of global reach—from Houston to Washington, from Bombay to London, from Munich to Sao Paolo—laying out the unbelievable scenes that twisted together to create this shocking true story. Eichenwald reveals never-disclosed details of a story that features a cast including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Paul O’Neill, Harvey Pitt, Colin Powell, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alan Greenspan, Ken Lay, Andy Fastow, Jeff Skilling, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone. With its you-are-there glimpse into the secretive worlds of corporate power, Conspiracy of Fools is an all-true financial and political thriller of cinematic proportions.

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: Dave Stone
Publsiher: Virgin Books Limited
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1997
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0426205103

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When Krytell, the wealthy head of a hugely powerful interplanetary corporation, asks Benny to do an unofficial and somewhat shady job, the benefits are immediately apparent, or are they? On board a luxurious cruise-liner, wealthy fellow travelers begin dropping dead like flies.

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools
Author: C. R. Hallpike
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-10-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9527065550

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Since Man's ancestors used to live in a primitive manner, understanding primitive societies is essential to understanding the human race itself. Unfortunately a variety of journalists, social scientists, biologists, and evolutionary psychologists erroneously believe they are qualified to write about these societies without knowing much about them.

Stultifera Navis

Stultifera Navis
Author: William Henry Ireland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 1807
Genre: Satire, English
ISBN: NYPL:33433074906953

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