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Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux
David Hows, Peter Membrey
A Common Faith (The Terry Lectures Series)
John Dewey
The Gate Behind the Wall
Samuel C. Heilman
Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies
Don Hubert, Kenneth Thompson, David Held, Stuart Hall
Lectures on Russian Literature
Vladimir Nabokov, Владимир Набоков
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
Kevin Bales;Ron Soodalter
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
Marcel Proust, Christopher Prendergast, James Grieve
Love
Jean Stewart, B.C.J.G. Knight, Suzanne Sale, Gilbert Sale, Stendhal
Atlas of the Roman World
John Matthews, Tim J. Cornell
Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad
Henry V - Paul Werstine, Barbara A. Mowat, William Shakespeare This is a great play, nothing more, nothing less. The storytelling is solid, the language beautiful, and included are some extremely moving speeches as well as ingenious comic moments. Despite that I was taken at some moments, I cannot say that I enjoyed this play. Shakespeare is too much in love with Henry V, the it ends up reading like a romanticised propaganda for monarchy and also for England. There certainly are moments where the cruelties or war are poignantly displayed, but even those moments are used rather as a way to extol valour of the young king. As much as 'great' I thought this play was, it is impossible for me to get on board with it.