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Book Title : A Gentleman in Moscow
Author : Amor Towles
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2016-09-06
Pages : 496
ISBN : 9780399564048
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series "The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —The Wall Street Journal He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Book Title : Anna Karenina 1
Author : Leo Tolstoi
Publisher : Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Release Date : 2016-11-21
Pages : 672
ISBN : 9786024240233
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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“Keluarga bahagia mirip satu dengan lainnya, keluarga tak bahagia tidak bahagia dengan jalannya sendiri-sendiri.” Novel Anna Karenina adalah kisah tentang tiga keluarga, salah satunya keluarga Karenin. Anna, istri Karenin, menyeleweng dengan seorang opsir muda yang mengaguminya, Aleksei Vronskii, dan akhirnya memutuskan tali perkawinan. Bagi Anna, penyelewengan itu merupakan petaka yang tak dapat ditolak dengan segudang alasan. Salah satunya, di mata Anna, Karenin hanyalah sepotong boneka tanpa jiwa dan harga diri meskipun dia seorang pejabat tinggi. “Dia itu bukan laki-laki, bukan manusia, tapi boneka!... Dia itu bukan manusia, tapi mesin kementerian,” kata Anna tentang suaminya.

Book Title : Labour Regime Change in the Twenty First Century
Author : Tom Brass
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2011-09-09
Pages : 324
ISBN : 9789004210400
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Historical debates about capitalism, unfreedom and primitive accumulation suggest Marxism accepts that, where class struggle is global, capitalists employ unfree workers. Labour-power as commodity means the free/unfree distinction informs the process of becoming, being, remaining, and acting as a proletariat.

Book Title : Night of Denial
Author : Ivan Bunin
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release Date : 2006-08-17
Pages : 718
ISBN : 9780810114036
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The first Russian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, Ivan Bunin is often considered the last of the great Russian masters. Already renowned in Russia before the revolution, he fled the country in 1920 and lived the remainder of his life in France, where he continued to write for thirty years. Bunin made his name as a short-story writer with such masterpieces as "The Gentleman from San Francisco," the title piece in one of his collections and one of the stories in this volume. His last book of stories, Dark Avenues, was published in the 1940s. Among his longer works were a fictional autobiography, The Life of Arseniev (1930), and its sequel, Youth (1939), which were later collected into one volume, and two memoirs, The Accursed Days (1926), and Memories and Portraits (1950). He also wrote books on Tolstoy and Chekhov, both of whom he knew personally. Bunin, in fact, serves as a link-both personal and literary-between Tolstoy, whom he met as a young man, Chekhov, a close friend, and Vladimir Nabokov, who was influenced by Bunin early in his career and who moved in the same émigré literary circles in the twenties and thirties. Bunin achieved his greatest mastery in the short story, and much of his finest work appears in this volume-the largest collection of his prose works ever published in English. In Robert Bowie's fine translation, with extensive annotations and a lengthy critical afterword, this work affords readers of English their first opportunity for a sustained encounter with a Russian classic, and one of the great writers of the twentieth century.

Book Title : The European Handbook of Media Accountability
Author : Tobias Eberwein
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-11-08
Pages : 340
ISBN : 9781317033271
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In recent years, the Leveson Inquiry in Great Britain, as well as the EU High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, have stirred heated debates about media accountability and media self-regulation across Europe. How responsible are journalists? How well-developed are infrastructures of media self-regulation in the different European countries? How much commitment to media accountability is there in the media industry – and how actively do media users become involved in the process of media criticism via social media? With contributions from leading scholars in the field of journalism and mass communication, this handbook brings together reports on the status quo of media accountability in all EU members states as well as key countries close to Europe, such as Turkey and Israel. Each chapter provides an up-to-date overview of media accountability structures as well as a synopsis of relevant research, exploring the role of media accountability instruments in each national setting, including both media self-regulation (such as codes of ethics, press councils, ombudspersons) and new instruments that involve audiences and stakeholder groups (such as media blogs and user comment systems). A theoretically informed, cross-national comparative analysis of the state of media accountability in contemporary Europe, this handbook constitutes an invaluable basis for further research and policy-making and will appeal to students and scholars of media studies and journalism, as well as policy-makers and practitioners.

Book Title : Encyclopedia of Military Science
Author : G. Kurt Piehler
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Date : 2013-07-24
Pages : 1928
ISBN : 9781506307763
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events. Click here to read an article on The Daily Beast by Encyclopedia editor G. Kurt Piehler, "Why Don't We Build Statues For Our War Heroes Anymore?"

Book Title : Gentleman Spy
Author : Peter Grose
Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 641
ISBN : 1558490442
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"Grose has produced what must be the most comprehensive account to date of the CIA's deeds and misdeeds during the cold-war years. It makes an absorbing story". -- (London) Sunday Times

Book Title : Cursed Days
Author : Ivan Bunin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2002-12-01
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781566635165
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Here is Bunin's great anti-Bolshevik diary of the Russian Revolution, translated into English for the first time. Cursed Days is a chilling account of the last days of the Russian master in his homeland. He recreates the time of revolution and civil war with graphic and gripping immediacy.

Book Title : Learn Russian Level 2 Absolute Beginner
Author : Innovative Language Learning
Publisher : Innovative Language Learning
Release Date : 2017-10-05
Pages : 270
ISBN :
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Interactive. Effective. And FUN! Start speaking Russian in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Learn Russian - Level 2: Absolute Beginner, a completely new way to learn Russian with ease! Learn Russian - Level 2: Absolute Beginner will arm you with Russian and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your Russian friends and family, teachers, and colleagues. What you get in Learn Russian - Level 2: Absolute Beginner: - 300+ pages of Russian learning material - 25 Russian lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section - 25 Audio Lesson Tracks (over 5 hours of Russian lessons) - 25 Audio Review Tracks (practice new words and phrases) - 25 Audio Dialog Tracks (read along while you listen) This book is the most powerful way to learn Russian. Guaranteed. You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes. Why are the audio lessons so effective? - 25 powerful and to the point lessons - syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly - repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation - cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson - fun and relaxed approach to learning - effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Russia and Russian. Why are the lesson notes so effective? - improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation - grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations - expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section - master and learn to use Russian grammar with the grammar section Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning. And start speaking Russian instantly!

Book Title : A Writer s Diary Volume 2
Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release Date : 1997-07-20
Pages : 1455
ISBN : 0810115174
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is the second volume of the complete collection of writings that has been called Dostoevsky's boldest experiment with literary form; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared in the Diary itself.