Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101219580

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1395

Long ago, Ephemera was split into a dizzying number of magical lands-connected only by bridges that may take you where you truly belong, rather than where you had intended to go. In one such land, where night reigns and demons dwell, the half-incubus Sebastian revels in dark delights. But in dreams she calls to him: a woman who wants only to be safe and loved-a woman he hungers for while knowing he may destroy her.And an even more devastating destiny awaits him, for an ancient evil is stirring-and Sebastian's realm may be the first to fall.

Stay Hungry

Author: Sebastian Maniscalco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501115979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6184

This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco’s career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success. At twenty-four, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway. At forty-four, he’s on the Forbes’ list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials including Why Would You Do That? on Showtime. Stay Hungry tells the story of the twenty years in between. On the way from clueless rube to standup superstar, Seb was booed off stages; survived on tips and stolen food; got advice from mentors Andrew Dice Clay, Vince Vaughn, Tony Danza, and Jerry Seinfeld; fell in love; and stayed true to his Italian-immigrant roots. The one code that always kept him going: stay hungry, keep focused, never give up, and one day, you’ll make it.


A Book about Bach

Author: Jeanette Winter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152006297

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4777

Describes how Johann Sebastian Bach survived the sorrows of his childhood and composed the music the world has come to love.

What Is Global History?

Author: Sebastian Conrad

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880963

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 9143

Until very recently, historians have looked at the past with the tools of the nineteenth century. But globalization has fundamentally altered our ways of knowing, and it is no longer possible to study nations in isolation or to understand world history as emanating from the West. This book reveals why the discipline of global history has emerged as the most dynamic and innovative field in history—one that takes the connectedness of the world as its point of departure, and that poses a fundamental challenge to the premises and methods of history as we know it. What Is Global History? provides a comprehensive overview of this exciting new approach to history. The book addresses some of the biggest questions the discipline will face in the twenty-first century: How does global history differ from other interpretations of world history? How do we write a global history that is not Eurocentric yet does not fall into the trap of creating new centrisms? How can historians compare different societies and establish compatibility across space? What are the politics of global history? This in-depth and accessible book also explores the limits of the new paradigm and even its dangers, the question of whom global history should be written for, and much more. Written by a leading expert in the field, What Is Global History? shows how, by understanding the world's past as an integrated whole, historians can remap the terrain of their discipline for our globalized present.


The Revered One

Author: Ken Stover

Publisher: Ken Stover

ISBN: 0578007657


Page: 124

View: 3928

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811217507

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

View: 573

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Nabokov's first novel in English, was completed in Paris in 1938, first published by New Directions in 1941, reissued in 1959 to wide critical acclaim and now relaunched again, with an appreciative introduction by Pulitzer-Prize winning critic Michael Dirda. This, the narrator tells us, is the real life of famous author Sebastian Knight, the inside story. After Knight's death, his half-brother sets out to penetrate the mystery of the famous English novelist's life, but he is impeded by the false, the distorted, the irrelevant. Yet the search proves to be a story quite as intriguing as any of Sebastian Knight's own books, as baffling, and, in the end, as uniquely rewarding. On one level, this literary detective story has pungent points to make about the role of the artist in a society basically hostile to the creative spirit. On another, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight probes the essential problem of the ambiguity of human identity: Just who was Sebastian Knight?


A Travelling Bear

Author: Alan Field

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1911105132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 86

View: 4905

When Sebastian says he wants to travel, the other toys suggest a trip to the North Pole or the Equator. But Sebastian is just a teddy-bear: how could he possibly go around the world on his own? Fate steps in, and soon he is on an adventure that takes him first to Paris and then on a train bound for Russia. Along the way, he has his portrait painted, joins a circus, becomes a magician’s assistant, and is mistaken for the Abominable Snowman.


Or, the Roman Martyr

Author: Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Publisher: N.A



Page: 52

View: 4122

Johann Sebastian Bach

The Learned Musician

Author: Christoph Wolff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199248841

Category: Composers

Page: 599

View: 4645

Now available in paperback, this landmark biography was first published in 2000 to mark the 250th anniversary of J. S. Bach's death. Written by a leading Bach scholar, this book presents a new picture of the composer. Christoph Wolff demonstrates the intimate connection between Bach's life and his music, showing how the composer's superb inventiveness pervaded his career as a musician, composer, performer, scholar, and teacher.

German Colonialism

A Short History

Author: Sebastian Conrad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110700814X

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 405

This book explores the wide-ranging consequences of Germany's short-lived colonial project for the nation, and European and global history.

Belle & Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister

Author: Scott Plagenhoef

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441189882

Category: Music

Page: 118

View: 2611

If You're Feeling Sinister shows how Belle & Sebastian transformed themselves over the space of a decade, from a slightly shambolic cult secret into a polished, highly entertaining, mainstream pop group. Along the way, the book shows how the internet has revolutionized how we discover new music-often at the cost of romance and mystery.

The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898-1923

Author: Sebastian Balfour

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198205074

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 9214

This is the first full account in any language of Spain's disastrous war with the United States in 1898, in which she lost the scattered remnants of her old empire. It is also the first comprehensive analysis of the ensuing political and social crisis in Spain, stretching from the loss of the Empire to the military coup of 1923. Sebastian Balfour weaves together political, economic, and social history in his study of the reaction to war and crisis by a wide range of participants, from rioters to rulers. He examines the rise of Catalan nationalism, the fruitless efforts of politicians and intellectuals to regenerate Spain from above, the disintegration of Spain's political system before 1923, and the creation of an imperial myth in the subsequent dictatorship of Primo de Rivera and Franco. This is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the roots of the Spanish crisis in the first half of the twentieth century.


Author: Mary Blount Christian

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 9780671632533

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 64

View: 9579

Dog detective Sebastian is on the trail of auto thieves and also tries to retrieve his stolen sirloin.


On Homecoming and Belonging

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 145556639X

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 8564

Now a New York Times bestseller We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

The Cosmographia of Sebastian Münster

Describing the World in the Reformation

Author: Matthew Adam McLean

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754658436

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 6184

Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia was an immensely influential book that attempted to describe the entire world across all of human history and analyse its constituent elements of geography, history, ethnography, zoology and botany. Through this examination of Münster, his publications and scholarly networks, the conflicts and continuities between medieval scholarly traditions and the widening horizons of the sixteenth century are explored and revealed. Of interest to scholars of humanist culture, the Reformation and book history, this ambitious work throws into relief previously overlooked aspects of the intellectual and religious culture of the time.

The Politics of Accounting Regulation

Organizing Transnational Standard Setting in Financial Reporting

Author: Sebastian Botzem

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781001065

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 4162

'How and why do transnational regulatory bodies emerge? How do they acquire the authority and confidence to be actors in their own right? These questions preoccupy scholars in many disciplines and Sebastian Botzem's The Politics of Accounting Regulation makes an important contribution to the debates. Focusing on the case of the International Accounting Standards Board over a critical period of its development including the financial crisis Botzem addresses its evolution as an organization which produces accounting standards and whose efforts to be outside politics are inevitably and irredeemably political in nature. This book is essential reading for sociologists, political scientists, accountants and anyone else interested in the organization of global governance.' Michael Power, London School of Economics, UK The financial crisis underlines the relevance of accounting standards as much more than instrumental rules for corporate reporting. This important book outlines the accounting standards that embody societal and professional values and contribute to the distribution of financial benefits that put international harmonization of standards into the limelight. Sebastian Botzem reveals that international standards have emerged after decades of contest and political bargaining which resulted in closely aligned standards, voluntary consultation procedures and a network structure comprising actors mainly stemming from global auditing firms, regulators and international organizations.


Author: Sebastian Dickhaut

Publisher: Silverback Books

ISBN: 9781930603165

Category: Cooking

Page: 63

View: 8595

Delicious casseroles for everyday dining - for that special occasion when you need something easy, flavorful and fun. Extremely versatile, baked casseroles and their gratin and souffle cousins, allow for savory and sweet dishes using new ingredients and leftovers from your kitchen pantry."

Ayurvedic Medicine

The Principles of Traditional Practice

Author: Sebastian Pole

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848191138

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 1173

This resource brings the unique theories and traditions of Ayurveda alive so that they are accessible to the complementary health practitioner of today. This book offers a clear, accessible and yet detailed guide to Ayurvedic herbalism. It encompasses a brief history of the growth of Ayurveda, a discussion of its fundamental principles, treatment strategies as well as the energetic approach of traditional Ayurvedic herbal pharmacy and pharmacology.