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A Man And His Master

Author : Mani
ISBN : 1890772364
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Yogi Ramsuratkumar was a unique and special saint, even in the long and rich spiritual tradition of India, and Mani was personal attendant and among his closest servants. This book is a rare experience -- a personal and intimate account of life with the beggar-saint of Tamil Nadu, India. Join Mani through the joys and sorrows of life with the Yogi, as he moves from begging in the streets of India to the construction of his ashram in Tiruvanamalai. Mani's perspective on his guru and on sadhana should be particularly interesting for Western readers.

Jacques The Fatalist And His Master

Author : Denis Diderot
ISBN : 0192838741
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the 1996 Scott-Moncrieff prize, David Coward has provided the most readable translation available of Diderot's answer to the problem of existence. In his introduction David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with Fate and shows why Jacques the Fatalist pioneers techniques of fiction which, two centuries on, novelists still regard as experimental.

Gifford S English Lawyer; Or Every Man His Own Lawyer By John Gifford

Author : Alexander Whellier
ISBN : OXFORD:600002100
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Every Man His Own Lawyer; Or A Practical And Popular Exposition Of The Laws Of England Etc

Author : James SHAW (of the Middle Temple.)
ISBN : BL:A0017627308
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Like Master Like Man A Novel With A Preface By George Colman The Younger

Author : John PALMER (Actor.)
ISBN : BL:A0017466603
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The Dog Crusoe And His Master A Children S Classic

Author : R.M. Ballantyne
ISBN : 9788026879312
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Crusoe is a super intelligent dog and a best friend of his young master Dick, who had rescued him, when he was only a little pup. Now Crusoe has made it his life's mission to save his human partner from the various misfortunes and mishaps in the wild prairies, and which somehow always find a way to trouble young Dick! R M Ballantyne was a famous children's author and a renowned artist.

Balaam And His Master And Other Sketches And Stories

Author : Joel Chandler Harris
ISBN : 9783752353648
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: Balaam and His Master and Other Sketches and Stories by Joel Chandler Harris

Keeper S Travels In Search Of His Master 6th Ed

Author : Edward Augustus Kendall
ISBN : BL:A0022120015
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Master And Man

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9781775452409
Genre : Fiction
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This short story from renowned Russian author Leo Tolstoy takes on an almost fable-like quality in its stark simplicity and moral truth. A wealthy man's greed and avarice lead him to treat his servant in a spectacularly cruel manner. Will he continue with his evil ways, or will he have a change of heart before it's too late?

Mind Is The Master

Author : James Allen
ISBN : 1101171111
Genre : Self-Help
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The classic books of the motivational visionary, collected for the first time in a single volume. Featuring nineteen beloved works, including As a Man Thinketh, Eight Pillars of Prosperity, The Mastery of Destiny, and From Poverty to Power, here is the first-ever comprehensive and definitive collection of the books of self-help pioneer James Allen. Formatted in a large, easy-to-read workbook size, with fully redesigned and reset text, Mind Is the Master provides a life­time's worth of wisdom and guidance from one of history's leading voices of self- affirming and motivational philosophy. Mind Is the Master compiles Allen's most celebrated books, along with little-known gems and posthumous works-such as Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success and Light on Life's Difficulties-awaiting discovery by a whole new generation of readers. As a special bonus, Mind Is the Master includes a rare remembrance of James Allen by his wife and intellectual partner, Lily Allen. It is an invaluable window on the life and inner world of a writer whose insights touched millions of readers.

A Black Man S Journey In America Glimpses Of Islam Conversations And Travels

Author : Muhammad Ali Salaam/ Ma Salaam
ISBN : 9781462874019
Genre : Religion
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One of the most progressive movements for “Freedom, Justice and Equality” in African American history has been Islam. Transported into America among the very first slaves, it has survived for four centuries under the most difficult of circumstances. Yet, it has produced some of the most influential leaders among Black Americans including Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Imam Warithu Deen Mohammed, Louis Farrakhan and many others. In A Black Man’s Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels, I have placed my family’s history within the context of that Islamic heritage. Further, I have attempted to unravel the method through which African American Muslims were so often forced to embrace as a means of survival.

The Holy Family Bible Containing The Scriptures Of The Old And New Testament And The Apocrypha At Large With Notes Illustrated With Copper Plates By The Rev Alexander Fortescu

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ISBN : OXFORD:N11735835
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All The Parables Of Jesus

Author : David M. Brown
ISBN : 9781449763077
Genre : Religion
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Like yeast, parables are explosive stories of Jesus that invade our lives and transform us into citizens of the kingdom of God. But they are also cryptic, and thats where this book is useful. More than an explanation or interpretation of each parable, this definitive work is primarily an exercise in hermeneutics. In it, readers are taken through a process of discovering which sayings of Jesus are parables, problematic questions related to counting and categorizing them, and Jesus rationale for speaking in parables. The work then analyzes four distinct ways that parables are structured and three levels at which they do their work in us. The final chapter presents parable-related hermeneutical guidelines, and the book ends with seven extensive Appendices and two Indexes. It is a must read for every biblical scholar!

Ernest Hemingways The Old Man And The Sea

Author : R.N. Singh
ISBN : 8171567932
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The Old Man And The Sea Is, Undoubtedly, One Of The True Classics Of Our Generation. It Marks The Triumph Of Hemingway As A Literary Artist. The Greatest Quality Of This Book Is That It Cannot Be Vitiated By Public Distortion In Another Medium For Film Purposes. It Is In This Book That Hemingway Came To Terms With Himself And His Universe And Gave Meaning To His Private And Individual Existence.Since The Publication Of This Novelette In 1952, It Was So Widely Read And Talked About That It Earned Its Author The Pulitzer Prize The Same Year And Was Instrumental In Winning Him The Nobel Prize Two Years Later. Since Then So Much Has Been Written On This Book That It Is Very Difficult, If Not Impossible, So Say Or Write Something New About This Symbolic Romance. Nevertheless, The Author Harbours The Feeling That The Material Dished Out By Foreign Critics Is Not Easily Digestible And Up To The Academic Requirements Of The Students Of Indian Universities. It Is In View Of This That An Endeavour Is Made To Rehash, Adapt And Tailor The Old Literary Material Taking Into Account The Intellectual Size, Emotional Response And Academic Need Of Our Students.However, It Is Not Like An Old Wine In A New Bottle. Every Effort Has Been Made To Add A New Flavour To The Old Wine Against The Backdrop Of Our Indian Ethos.

Long Before Stonewall

Author : Thomas A. Foster
ISBN : 0814727492
Genre : History
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2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Although the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City symbolically mark the start of the gay rights movement, individuals came together long before the modern era to express their same-sex romantic and sexual attraction toward one another, and in a myriad of ways. Some reflected on their desires in quiet solitude, while others endured verbal, physical, and legal harassment for publicly expressing homosexual interest through words or actions. Long Before Stonewall seeks to uncover the many iterations of same-sex desire in colonial America and the early Republic, as well as to expand the scope of how we define and recognize homosocial behavior. Thomas A. Foster has assembled a pathbreaking, interdisciplinary collection of original and classic essays that explore topics ranging from homoerotic imagery of black men to prison reform to the development of sexual orientations. This collection spans a regional and temporal breadth that stretches from the colonial Southwest to Quaker communities in New England. It also includes a challenge to commonly accepted understandings of the Native American berdache. Throughout, connections of race, class, status, and gender are emphasized, exposing the deep foundations on which modern sexual political movements and identities are built.

Master Of The Mountain

Author : Henry Wiencek
ISBN : 9781466827783
Genre : History
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Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers—opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money. So far, historians have offered only easy irony or paradox to explain this extraordinary Founding Father who was an emancipationist in his youth and then recoiled from his own inspiring rhetoric and equivocated about slavery; who enjoyed his renown as a revolutionary leader yet kept some of his own children as slaves. But Wiencek's Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the "silent profits" gained from his slaves—and thanks to a skewed moral universe that he and thousands of others readily inhabited. We see Jefferson taking out a slave-equity line of credit with a Dutch bank to finance the building of Monticello and deftly creating smoke screens when visitors are dismayed by his apparent endorsement of a system they thought he'd vowed to overturn. It is not a pretty story. Slave boys are whipped to make them work in the nail factory at Monticello that pays Jefferson's grocery bills. Parents are divided from children—in his ledgers they are recast as money—while he composes theories that obscure the dynamics of what some of his friends call "a vile commerce." Many people of Jefferson's time saw a catastrophe coming and tried to stop it, but not Jefferson. The pursuit of happiness had been badly distorted, and an oligarchy was getting very rich. Is this the quintessential American story?

John Calvin S Commentaries On The Harmony Of The Gospels Vol 3

Author : John Calvin
ISBN : 9783849620486
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. Our Author has exerted a powerful influence on all succeeding expositors. They have found their interest in listening to his instructions, and have been more deeply indebted to him than is generally known. Many valuable interpretations of passages of Scripture appeared for the first time in his writings, and have ever since been warmly approved. In other cases, the views which had been previously held are placed by him in so strong a light as to remove every doubt, and satisfy the most cautious inquiry. And yet the stores, from which so much has been drawn, are far from being exhausted, nor is their value greatly lowered by improvements which have been subsequently made. The department of History presents an analogous case. Documents which had been overlooked are carefully examined. Conflicting evidence is more accurately weighed. Important transactions assume a new aspect, or, at least, are altered in their subordinate details. Still, there are historians, in whose narrative the great lines of truth are so powerfully drawn, that the feebler, though more exact, delineations of other men cannot supply their place. In the chief moral requisite for such a work Calvin is excelled by none. He is an honest interpreter. No consideration would have induced him to wrest the words of Scripture from their plain meaning. Those who may question his conclusions cannot trace them to an unworthy motive. Timid theologians will be occasionally startled by his expositions. Though they may not absolutely impeach the soundness of his doctrine, they will tremble for the fate of some favorite theory or ingenious argument. With such minds he has no sympathy. He examines the Scriptures with the humility of one who inquires at the oracle of God, (2 Samuel 16:23,) and proclaims the reply with the faith of one who knows that the word of the Lord is tried, (Psalm 18:30.)

A Man And His Master Translated By Ralph Manheim

Author : François Billetdoux
ISBN : UCAL:$B168523
Genre : Businessmen
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In this comic novel, Fernand, a successful businessman with a wife and son and a way of life like thousands of others of his kind, becomes fascinated by another man, Canavaggio, and tries to run his life for him. At first, he sorts out tax accounts, gets power of attorney, gives up part of his vacation to deal with his friend's affairs, and finally, voluntarily and completely, surrenders his entire life and personality, even to setting up Canavaggio in an apartment and acting as his valet. Written in the form of a journal, the layers of Fernand's middle-class existence are peeled away until the core of his neurotic obsession is laid bare. His family and friends are all sacrificed to further his deliberate descent into utter servitude and humiliation.--Adapted from book jacket.

The Delectable Negro

Author : Vincent Woodard
ISBN : 9781479849260
Genre : History
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Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of OlaudahEquiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L. Smith’s slave narrative, runaway slave advertisements, and numerous articles from Black newspapers published in the nineteenth century, Woodard traces the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated both European and white American arousal towards Black males and hunger for Black male flesh. Woodard uses these texts to unpack how slaves struggled not only against social consumption, but also against endemic mechanisms of starvation and hunger designed to break them. He concludes with an examination of the controversial chain gang oral sex scene in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, suggesting that even at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, we are still at a loss for language with which to describe Black male hunger within a plantation culture of consumption.

Seven Taoist Masters

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ISBN : 9780834825260
Genre : Religion
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History and legend are interwoven in this folk novel that both entertains and instructs. Written by an unknown author, Seven Taoist Masters is the story of six men and one woman who overcome tremendous hardships on the journey to self-mastery. These characters and their teacher, Wang Ch'ung-yang, are all historical figures who lived in the Southern Sung (1127–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties. Wang is regarded as the greatest patriarch of the Complete Reality school, a highly purified branch of Taoism having a strong affinity with Zen Buddhism. The novel brings to life the essentials of Taoist philosophy and practice, both through the instructions offered by Wang—on topics such as the cultivation of mind and body, meditation techniques, and overcoming the obstacles to enlightenment—and through the experiences of the characters.

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