The Swerve

The Swerve
Author: Stephen Jay Greenblatt,Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012
Genre: Renaissance
ISBN: 9780099572442

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Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. This book details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it.

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781620973486

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Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read. . . . [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars." —The Washington Post From "one of the world’s foremost thinkers" (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate change Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks to the power of corporate-funded climate denialists and the fact that "with its slower, incremental sequence, [climate change] lends itself less to the apocalyptic drama," a large swathe of humanity has numbed themselves to the reality of climate change. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics

Tyrant  Shakespeare on Politics
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-05-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780393635768

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"Brilliant, beautifully organized, exceedingly readable."—Philip Roth World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. Examining the psyche—and psychoses—of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare’s work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Kevin Cullen
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2021-12-14
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781637580356

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Have you ever read something that fundamentally changed the way you looked at your life, your business, your situation, and those around you? Has someone ever said something to you that opened your eyes to a whole new possibility? As a business consultant, Kevin Cullen was always looking for ways to approach business that allowed him to offer clients new access to their traditional way of thinking, speaking, being, and acting. Virtually everything we know, we’ve learned from another. For most, this began with our parents—they taught us how to speak, walk, eat, and gave us the foundation for functioning in life. As we grew older, others entered our life—relatives, teachers, playmates, and even strangers. We are continually learning and discovering as we go through life, and hopefully those things we learn help us to be better people, improve the quality of our lives, and be more effective, satisfied, and fulfilled. Throughout his life, Kevin had the unique opportunity to spend time with some amazing people—Mother Teresa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, gurus, philosophers, business leaders, celebrities, teachers, and leading-edge thinkers, to name a few. Some of the best lessons in this book are based on insights gained from these folks. Kevin shares these conversations and stories with readers here so they, too, might gain some of the incredible benefits. These lessons are not intended to provide answers, but rather to provoke an inquiry for you that will perhaps have you discover something for yourself…ultimately leading to a transformation in the way you live life.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-05-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476798592

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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose “skill at capturing emotion in lyrical passages sets her head and shoulders above her peers” (Publishers Weekly) dives head first into the world of psychological thrillers with “one twisted, horrifying ride [that] kept me up the night after I finished it” (Kim Harrison). When Kristine Rush’s fiancé is abducted from a desolate rest stop en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, she is forced to choose: return home unharmed or plunge forward into the searing Mojave desert to find him…where a murderer lies in wait. One road. One woman. One killer. Speeding against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine blazes an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with unimaginable horrors. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must summon long forgotten resources to go head-to-head against an unpredictable killer. And she’d better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours…to make one hell of a trip.

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-09-12
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780393634587

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“Endlessly illuminating and a sheer pleasure to read.” —Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography Daring to take the great biblical account of human origins seriously, but without credulity The most influential story in Western cultural history, the biblical account of Adam and Eve is now treated either as the sacred possession of the faithful or as the butt of secular jokes. Here, acclaimed scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores it with profound appreciation for its cultural and psychological power as literature. From the birth of the Hebrew Bible to the awe-inspiring contributions of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in bringing Adam and Eve to vivid life, Greenblatt unpacks the story’s many interpretations and consequences over time. Rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, narrow literalism, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature: all can be counted as children of our “first” parents.

Swerve Boosted Hearts 1

Swerve  Boosted Hearts  1
Author: Sherilee Gray
Publsiher: Sherilee Gray
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-04-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780473354640

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Rescuing a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume is the last thing Hugh should be doing, especially in the car he's just boosted. He definitely shouldn’t be asking her to share one hot night with him, not when he could bring danger to her door. But a thief like him can't offer more, no matter how much he wants to. After a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, Shay swore off relationships forever. So it's a good thing the raw, bearded, mountain of a man who came to her aid, isn't her type. But as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more. Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future? Series Order: Book 1: Swerve Book 2: Spin Book 3: Slide Praise for the Boosted Hearts series: "Trust me when I say, I think you are going to want to read this book. Hugh Colton just made me fall in love with him within a matter of pages....." - Amanda at WickedGoodReads on SWERVE "NOW we're talking, talk about a sexy, action packed swoon worthy read. Sherilee had my attention captivated from the get-go." - Nikki (Goodreads Reviewer) on SWERVE "The heat and angst between Darcey and Joe will make you melt and leave you fanning yourself!! This is a great book to go along with the amazing series!!! I can’t get enough!!" - Melissa (Alpha Book Club) on SPIN "I binged the last two books in this series this weekend and can now say I am 100% addicted to Sherilee Gray's novels. I LOVED this series so much that I want to go back and start them all over again." - Kimberley (Goodreads reviews) Keywords: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha bad boy, protective hero, bad boy protective hero, bad boy, series romance, contemporary romance, action, plus size heroine, BBW, strong heroine, one night stand, sexy romance, opposites attract, romance series, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, romance books free, free series starter, free contemporary romance, free romantic suspense

Shakespeare s Freedom

Shakespeare s Freedom
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-11-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0226306682

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Shakespeare lived in a world of absolutes—of claims for the absolute authority of scripture, monarch, and God, and the authority of fathers over wives and children, the old over the young, and the gentle over the baseborn. With the elegance and verve for which he is well known, Stephen Greenblatt, author of the best-selling Will in the World, shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them. Again and again, Shakespeare confounds the designs and pretensions of kings, generals, and churchmen. His aversion to absolutes even leads him to probe the exalted and seemingly limitless passions of his lovers. Greenblatt explores this rich theme by addressing four of Shakespeare’s preoccupations across all the genres in which he worked. He first considers the idea of beauty in Shakespeare’s works, specifically his challenge to the cult of featureless perfection and his interest in distinguishing marks. He then turns to Shakespeare’s interest in murderous hatred, most famously embodied in Shylock but seen also in the character Bernardine in Measure for Measure. Next Greenblatt considers the idea of Shakespearean authority—that is, Shakespeare’s deep sense of the ethical ambiguity of power, including his own. Ultimately, Greenblatt takes up Shakespearean autonomy, in particular the freedom of artists, guided by distinctive forms of perception, to live by their own laws and to claim that their creations are singularly unconstrained. A book that could only have been written by Stephen Greenblatt, Shakespeare’s Freedom is a wholly original and eloquent meditation by the most acclaimed and influential Shakespearean of our time.

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action
Author: Walter G. Englert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1987
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038262056

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How to Teach a Slug to Read

How to Teach a Slug to Read
Author: Susan Pearson
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0761458050

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Provides simple, step-by-step instructions for teaching a slug how to read, including using Mother Slug rhymes, helping your slug sound out words, and making vocabulary lists.

Massive Swerve Book One

Massive Swerve  Book One
Author: Robert Valley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2008-06-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0981489532

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A full color collection of drawings, comics & stories by the Vancouver based animator, Robert Valley.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Aisha Tyler
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2005
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 0452286328

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Integrating words of wisdom with humorous commentary, a guidebook by the popular actress and comedian offers advice on sex, dating, style, and confidence to help women live their lives to the fullest.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Phillip Gwynne
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-08-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781742286587

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One of the country's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his newly discovered grandfather, Poppy, asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected. As they embark on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, Hugh discovers that Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected. Visit betweenthelines.com.au - the destination for Young Adult books.

Cultural Mobility

Cultural Mobility
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780521863568

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Cultural Mobility offers a model for understanding the patterns of meaning that human societies create. It has emerged under the very distinguished editorial guidance of Stephen Greenblatt and represents a new way of thinking about culture and cultures with which scholars in many disciplines will need to engage.

Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-04-12
Genre: African American children
ISBN: 9781408827000

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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2011