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 Anson Heinlein
Pages: 593
ISBN: OCLC:1224033805
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

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: en

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: 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: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0808520873
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Release: 1987-05
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. Valentine Michael Smith, born and raised on Mars, arrives on Earth's stunning Western culture with his superhuman abilities.

Starship Troopers Stranger in a Strange Land

Starship Troopers  Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0425274721
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stranger in a strange land: Science fiction. The epic saga of an earthling, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man

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: en

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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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A Stranger in a Strange Land

 A Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Sara Ann Murphy
Pages: 173
ISBN: OCLC:670509641
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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I Will Fear No Evil

I Will Fear No Evil
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101503089
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Release: 1987-04-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant from New York Times bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein. As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman. Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delievers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction.

Browsings A Year of Reading Collecting and Living with Books

Browsings  A Year of Reading  Collecting  and Living with Books
Author: Michael Dirda
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781605988450
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Release: 2015-08-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life—the perfect companion for any lover of books. Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read person in America" (The Paris Review) and "the best book critic in America" (The New York Observer). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize he was awarded for his reviews in The Washington Post, he picked up an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for his most recent book, On Conan Doyle. Dirda's latest volume collects fifty of his witty and wide-ranging reflections on literary journalism, book collecting, and the writers he loves. Reaching from the classics to the post-moderns, his allusions dance from Samuel Johnson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and M. F. K. Fisher to Marilynne Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, and David Foster Wallace. Dirda's topics are equally diverse: literary pets, the lost art of cursive writing, book inscriptions, the pleasures of science fiction conventions, author photographs, novelists in old age, Oberlin College, a year in Marseille, writer's block, and much more, not to overlook a few rants about Washington life and American culture. As admirers of his earlier books will expect, there are annotated lists galore—of perfect book titles, great adventure novels, favorite words, essential books about books, and beloved children's classics, as well as a revealing peek at the titles Michael keeps on his own nightstand. Funny and erudite, occasionally poignant or angry, Browsings is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover.

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: en

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.

Wonder Woman Tempest Tossed

Wonder Woman  Tempest Tossed
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781779505279
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: DC Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings-namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she's ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time-a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she's ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference. From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) and acclaimed artist Leila del Duca (Shutter), Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.