Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
Pages: 655
ISBN: 034093834X
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Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: Hodder Paperbacks
Language: un

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Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published. Still topical and challenging today, the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the first man from Mars to visit Earth, is in the great tradition of stories that endure through the power of the author's imagination that stretches from Gulliver's Travels to 1984.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1101208961
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Release: 1987-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781444710236
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Release: 2014-06-05
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original uncut edition of STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Hugo Award winner Robert A Heinlein - one of the most beloved, celebrated science-fiction novels of all time. Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published and is still topical and challenging today. Twenty-five years ago, the first manned mission to Mars was lost, and all hands presumed dead. But someone survived... Born on the doomed spaceship and raised by the Martians who saved his life, Valentine Michael Smith has never seen a human being until the day a second expedition to Mars discovers him. Upon his return to Earth, a young nurse named Jill Boardman sneaks into Smith's hospital room and shares a glass of water with him, a simple act for her but a sacred ritual on Mars. Now, connected by an incredible bond, Smith, Jill and a writer named Jubal must fight to protect a right we all take for granted: the right to love.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 438
ISBN: 0425064905
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Release: 1983-07-15
Editor: Berkley Books
Language: en

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: George Prochnik
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781590517772
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Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Other Press, LLC
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem—the 20th century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah—Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter our contemporary political crisis with an original and urgent reimagining of the future of Israel. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem’s upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem’s transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem’s frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe’s suicidal nationalism. Prochnik’s own years in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, and to rediscover the city as a physical place, rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Paul Manning
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781618119476
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Release: 2019-08-28
Editor: Academic Studies PRess
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Manning examines the formation of nineteenth-century intelligentsia print publics in the former Soviet republic of Georgia both anthropologically and historically. At once somehow part of “Europe,” at least aspirationally, and yet rarely recognized by others as such, Georgia attempted to forge European style publics as a strong claim to European identity. These attempts also produced a crisis of self-defi nition, as European Georgia sent newspaper correspondents into newly reconquered Oriental Georgia, only to discover that the people of these lands were strangers. In this encounter, the community of “strangers” of European Georgian publics proved unable to assimilate the people of the “strange land” of Oriental Georgia. This crisis produced both notions of Georgian public life and European identity which this book explores.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Charles J. Chaput
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781627796750
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Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Gary Younge
Pages: 301
ISBN: 1595580689
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Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A New York foreign correspondent for The Guardian profiles contemporary America as a bitterly divided nation that is increasingly isolated from the rest of the world, in an account that includes discussions with such figures as Warren Beatty, Michael Moore, and Maya Angelou.

The Land of Green Plums

The Land of Green Plums
Author: Herta Müller
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0810115972
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Release: 1998
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign, a group of young people move to the city in search of better prospects, but they must face betrayal and suicide, and the choice to bend to the oppressors or resist and die.

Strangers in a Stranger Land

Strangers in a Stranger Land
Author: John B. Simon
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9780761871507
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of Finland’s Jews, from their origin as conscripts in the Russian army to their survival as cobelligerents with Nazi troops in WWII, is unique. This novel tells their unusual story and that of their adopted country through the experiences of three generations of one family.

Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land
Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
Pages: 395
ISBN: 9781620973981
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Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: The New Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump "A generous but disconcerting look at the Tea Party. . . . This is a smart, respectful and compelling book." —Jason DeParle, The New York Times Book Review When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, "Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild's 'strangers in their own land' and a new elite." Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called "humble and important" by David Brooks and "masterly" by Atul Gawande, Hochschild's book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers' group guide at the back of the book.

A Stranger in a Strange Land

A Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Judy Croome
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0987044796
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Release: 2015-07
Editor: Aztar Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"a stranger in a strange land" speaks of loneliness, longing and love; of broken dreams, deep faith and family ties. judy croome's poetry - stark and complex, profound and brutal - explores cats and cancer; race and gender; nature, technology and being vegetarian. this volume of poetry deals with challenging themes, but also contains an acceptance of life's ups-and-downs as well as the promise of a soul-restoring peace.

Strangers in a Not so strange Land

Strangers in a Not so strange Land
Author: Arthur Wesley Helweg
Pages: 163
ISBN: UOM:39015060859884
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Release: 2004
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

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This text is a case study of the Asian Indians in the United States. Almost unheard of three decades ago and almost nonexistent in the United States in the 1970s, this community is, on the average, the highest educated and claims the highest average family income of any ethnic community in North America. They are part of and representative of the new kind of immigrant coming to America. This text delves into the subject of immigration by focusing on how the immigration of highly educated and professionally trained migrants, which began in the late 1960s/early 1970s, differs from and challenges the traditional concepts of migration studies. The case study takes a transnational perspective and discusses the role of globalization and the current world system to form a more comprehensive study than those studies that have dominated migration studies and anthropology to date.

Signposts in a Strange Land

Signposts in a Strange Land
Author: Walker Percy
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781453216378
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Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Writings on the South, Catholicism, and more from the National Book Award winner: “His nonfiction is always entertaining and enlightening” (Library Journal). Published just after Walker Percy’s death, Signposts in a Strange Land takes readers through the philosophical, religious, and literary ideas of one of the South’s most profound and unique thinkers. Each essay is laced with wit and insight into the human condition. From race relations and the mysteries of existence, to Catholicism and the joys of drinking bourbon, this collection offers a window into the underpinnings of Percy’s celebrated novels and brings to light the stirring thoughts and voice of a giant of twentieth century literature.

Stranger Things Runaway Max

Stranger Things  Runaway Max
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593179512
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Release: 2021-06-29
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fans went wild for this gripping, emotional addition to the Stranger Things' universe after its successful launch! Fall into the never-before-told backstory of the beloved Dig Dug maven, Max Mayfield, written by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff. Meet Max. She's from California. She skateboards. Her family just dumped her in the middle of Indiana. And she's really not ready to call Hawkins her new home. Whether she's facing off against her bully brother, Billy, the new kids at school, or monsters abound, Max tackles life with sass and grit. This must-read novel based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things explores Max's past--with all the good and the bad it's given her--in the lead up to the thrilling season that introduces our favorite new member of the gang.

Strangers in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land
Author: Hans-Heiri Stapfer,Gino Künzle
Pages: 80
ISBN: OCLC:1145707960
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Unbinding Medea

Unbinding Medea
Author: Heike Bartel
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9781351538183
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Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Medea - simply to mention her name conjures up echoes and cross-connections from Antiquity to the present. The vengeful wife, the murderess of her own children, the frail, suicidal heroine, the archetypal Bad Mother, the smitten maiden, the barbarian, the sorceress, the abused victim, the case study for a pathology. For more than two thousand years, she has arrested the eye in paintings, reverberated in opera, called to us from the stage. She demands the most interdisciplinary of study, from ancient art to contemporary law and medicine; she is no more to be bound by any single field of study than by any single take on her character. The contributors to this wide-ranging volume are Brian Arkins, Angela J. Burns, Anthony Bushell, Richard Buxton, Peter A. Campbell, Margherita Carucci, Daniela Cavallaro, Robert Cowan, Hilary Emmett, Edith Hall, Laurence D. Hurst, Ekaterini Kepetzis, Ivar Kvistad, Catherine Leglu, Yixu Lue, Edward Phillips, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Paula Straile-Costa, John Thorburn, Isabelle Torrance, Terence Stephenson, and Amy Wygant.

Czech Mate

Czech Mate
Author: Thomas Otto Hecht
Pages: 192
ISBN: UOM:39015077099441
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Release: 2007
Editor: Yad Vashem Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of Hecht, a Holocaust survivor, born in 1929 in Brno. In the 1930s the family lived in Bratislava. Describes the Slovak anti-Jewish laws and economic measures in 1939-40. In September 1939 Hecht's family (parents and two children) managed to leave Slovakia for Budapest, and in December - for Paris. When France was occupied by the Germans, the Hechts fled to Lisbon, and from there to Canada, where they arrived in Montreal in January 1942. Pp. 175-188, "Epilogue", contain a first-person account of his life by Tom Hecht.

The Disunited States of America

The Disunited States of America
Author: Harry Turtledove
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429965613
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Release: 2011-04-26
Editor: Tor Teen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Harry Turtledove's The Disunited States of America, Justin's having the worst trip ever. He and his mother are Time Traders, traveling undercover to different alternate realities of Earth so they can take valuable resources back to their own timeline. In some of these worlds, Germany won World War I or the world has been destroyed by nuclear warfare. Justin and his mother are in an America that never became the United States: each state is like a country, and many of them are at war with each other. Their mission takes them to Virginia, which is on the verge of bloody violence with Ohio. Beckie is from California, and like the rest of her world, unaware that Time Traders exist. The only reason she's in small town Virginia is because her grandmother dragged her there to visit old relatives. Beckie is just as horrified by the violence and racism of the alternate Virginia as Justin is, and the two are drawn to one another. But when full-fledged war breaks out between the States, including a biologically designed plague, will either of them manage to get back home? Forget about home: Will they make it out alive? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land
Author: Charles J. Chaput
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1250159628
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Charles J. Chaput's Strangers in a Strange Land is a vivid critique of American life today, but also an empowering guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, with confidence and hope, in a post-Christian public square From the author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render Unto Caesar comes a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholic life and Christian community in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community, the impact of new technologies and economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor, diminished religious belief among young people, significant demographic shifts, profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity, the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights, and the growing isolation and elitism of our leadership classes. But the author gives more than a penetrating diagnosis of the nation’s problems. Archbishop Chaput offers a compelling reflection on the person of Jesus Christ, the nature of the Church, the urgency of radical faith, and the redemptive power of beauty – all in the spirit of Psalm 8 and the enduring words of Irenaeus: “The glory of God is man fully alive."