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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191579
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Inventory #17827
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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Stevens, Janice ; Hunter, Pat
This title contains 2 Books in slipcase. The exuberant personalities of 22 landmark buildings in downtown Fresno are captured in watercolour portraits and brief explanations of each structure's significance in this architectural survey. Covering well-known properties in all stages of repair, this collection includes images of the Hotel Californian, the Liberty Theater, the Meux Home, the Pacific Southwest Building, the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, and Warnors Theater. Including a glossary of architectural terms and a bibliography, this nostalgic look at the historic past and current rebirth of central Fresno pays stirring homage to the area's unique architectural heritage.
Craven Street Books, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Slipcase. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1933502142
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Inventory #18700
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 30.00 approx. - € 26.50 approx.)
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Larkin, Jack
Describes daily life in the first decades of the Republic, focusing on how marriage, birth, sickness, and death shaped people's lives. 349pp. N.B. Fading to spine.
Harper & Row, 1988, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0060159057
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Inventory #29151
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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Brown, Mrs Hugh
Story of life among the miners and their families during the early day's of the West's richest twentieth-century mining towns.127pp.
University of Nevada Press, 1991, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0874171695
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Inventory #4451
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Pedler, Mike; Burgoyne, John; Boydell, Tom
This updated edition builds on the increasing emphasis on self development as the way forward for managers, and offers a practical strategy for understanding and undertaking such a programme. The guide first outlines the authors' philosophy and method and tests the reader's strengths and weaknesses. Based on this understanding of needs, the text then examines 11 key qualities of successful management in 49 practical exercises, including communication and working in teams. 265pp. N.B. Corners slightly bumped.
The McGraw Hill Companies, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0077078292
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Inventory #28785
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.20 approx. - € 6.36 approx.)
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