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Colonies Zephyr Press
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"A vital new poet in the Polish language."-- Adam Zagajewski Tomasz Rozycki's sixth book seems like nothing if not an attempt to grapple with Elizabeth Bishop's question, "Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?" But for Rozycki questions of travel and foreignness are never separate from those of history--personal history, political and national history, the history of things and places and trauma. "Coffee and Cigarettes" When I began to write, I didn't know that poems would transform me, make my skin translucent, I'd become a weary ghost who, sleepless, roams the streets as if to ride a high till coming down, then go to bed with rabid dawn. But light would find me still out wandering and dropping in on friends, flat broke, a louse, a varmint, summoned by your nakedness or even just your sighing. And honey, how was I to know what all these dumb poems would make of me, that you would summon me to life, and thanks to you I would become the visible, in bed beside you, waiting till you fall asleep. Tomasz Rozycki has published six books of poetry, including The Forgotten Keys, winner of the Koscielski Prize. He has been nominated twice for the Nike Prize, Poland's most important literary award. He lives in his hometown, Opole, with his wife and two children. Mira Rosenthal has received NEA and Fulbright grants and held fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, Slate, and the Notre Dame Review.
Bulletin of the Lloyd Library Forgotten Books
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Excerpt from Bulletin of the Lloyd Library: Of Botany, Pharamacy and Materia Medica Was the son of an Episcopal clergyman, Rev. Thomas Barton, and born in the village of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, February lo, 1766. His mother, who was the sister of the well-known astronomer, David Rittenhouse, died when be attained the age of eight years, and his father died when he was but fourteen, so that at a very early date young Barton was debarred parental care and training. His father had planned to take a trip to Europe, but died before sailing. A few years previous to leaving Lancaster, he placed his younger children, the subject of this sketch among them, with a friend in the country near the village. The love of nature, so marked in after years, was the result of his village and country life, and it is probable that this bent was furthered both by inheritance and by instruction from his father, who inclined to the study of Natural History. This is made evident from the fact that the father was a member of the American Philosophical Society, and corresponded with Linnaeus on botanical subjects, as well as that he possessed, according to his son, a "fine collection of North American minerals, which was made by my father near forty years ago, at a time when he paid more attention to this part of natural history than, so far as I know, any other person in the colonies." Young Barton developed a love for drawing at an early age, and maintained the accomplishment in after life, even becoming skilled at etching. It is said that his love of drawing and much of his instruction in the art was acquired from Major André, who was a prisoner in Lancaster. He was very exacting in this direction, insisting that the illustrations for his books be precise and true to nature, forbidding any attempt at display by the "artist for artistic effect." In the spring of 1780 young Barton and one of his brothers were placed in an academy at York, Pa., where he gave his attention for two years to classical studies. At the expiration of this time his elder brother, who lived in Philadelphia, took him to his home, and, during this period he attended the College of Philadelphia, which directed him towards medicine. In 1884, when eighteen years of age, he selected as a preceptor the well-known physician, Dr. William Shippen, and made a start in his life work. Not content with medical lore derived from books, all of which at that date came from Europe, he gave his attention to the investigation of American productions. With this object in view he accompanied (1785) the commission of which his uncle, Mr. Rittenhouse, was a member, in its work of running the western boundary of Pennsylvania. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Globalization & its Discontents Penguin
Our world is changing. Globalization is not working. It is hurting those it was meant to help. And now, the tide is turning
Nathan Hale Brandeis University Press
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Few Americans know much more about Nathan Hale than his famous last words: "I only regret that I have one life left to give for my country." But who was the real Nathan Hale? M. William Phelps charts the life of this famed patriot and Connecticut's state hero, following Hale's rural childhood, his education at Yale, and his work as a schoolteacher. Even in his brief career, he distinguished himself by offering formal lessons to young women. Like many young Americans, he was soon drawn into the colonies' war for independence and became a captain in Washington's army. When the general was in need of a spy, Hale willingly rose to the challenge, bravely sacrificing his life for the sake of American liberty. Using Hale's own journals and letters as well as testimonies from his friends and contemporaries, Phelps depicts the Revolution as it was seen from the ground. From the confrontation in Boston to the battle for New York City, readers experience what life was like for an ordinary soldier in the struggling Continental Army. In this impressive, well-researched biography, Phelps separates historical fact from long-standing myth to reveal the truth about Nathan Hale, a young man who deserves to be remembered as an original American patriot.
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Excerpt from Address of the Atlanta Register to the People of the Confederate States: One Dollar Per Copy A great principle is not an invention, not a discovery, not a creation. It is a revelation - the thought of God communicated to man; and as He pleases, at different intervals, page after page, chapter after chapter, are added to those Providential Scriptures, which, like the Bible to the Christian, form the text-book for earthly faith and practice. The nature of such a principle renders it supreme. Invested with supremacy, it subordinates all other principles to itself, infuses into them its vitality, and reigns as sovereign in the world of thought Rule it will, rule it must, because Almighty God is in it. Such a principle is the sovereignty of the people. But, while we are Republicans, hereditary, organic Republicans, let your enemies understand, my countrymen, that you are towards them and their barbarian Democracy, an aristocracy in arms. The true cavalier blood flows in your veins, the true cavalier spirit throbs in your arteries, and as long as veins and arteries reciprocate each other's office, so long will you show the majestic bearing that now confronts your adversaries. This blood, this spirit, makes you an unit. Nor can you be otherwise than you are. Brutes lose their instincts; men, never. It is this instinct that your savage enemies are fighting. They know its power. "Power, did I say!" 'Tis not a power, but a force. Your enemies remember its history, its jealousy of Federal authority, its sacramental fidelity to conviction. Sagacious enough to foresee how this instinct, embodying itself in the only true conception of American Liberty, must permeate this continent - how propagative its intense vitality - how resist less its subtle and electric sympathy, they have deemed no expenditure of treasure too costly, no volume of life too large, no energy too titanic, no carnival of death too horrible, if they can but crush its mighty strength. But in conformity with the victorious purposes of this revolution, Providence has long been preparing you by a series of events stretching from the Jamestown of 1607 to the Richmond of 1864, for that unity of sentiment, will and prowess, which you now display. Such a sublime spectacle the world never beheld. Eight millions of people stand ready to be eight millions of martyrs. France in the days of the great Revolution had her La Vendee. The dynasty of Cromwell had Charles the Second in waiting for the hour of reaction; while in the Revolution of 1688, such was the division of opinion and feeling in England, and so eagerly was it fostered by France, that William could not rely upon his own subjects to furnish means for supporting his Government. Not so with us. The unity evinced in this Revolution is more remarkable than the Revolution itself; nor should we regard it as a mere feature, but as an internal principle of life, which, called long since into being and constantly nourished by the resources of accumulating energy, has entered finally on its magnificent work. Do not overlook this cardinal fact. Do not misapprehend its nature and bearings. It is not a fortunate accident, nor a lucky circumstance, but a genuine historical result. To comprehend the import of this unity, you must not simply study the political and social events, which, during two centuries, have transpired on this hemisphere. These events themselves were historic results, links in that chain of unity which now binds you so firmly together. The original charters under which the American colonies were settled the physical geography of our section of the continent; the peculiarities of blood, temperament and habits; these are the sources to which this unity must be traced. Nor must you fail to notice that Southern unity has been a fundamental fact in the entire career of American civilization. But for its energetic activity, the incipie
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