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Civility and Community , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1...
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Civility, which comes to us from the Latin word for citizen, includes not only the notions of courtesy and politeness, but also such matters as social relationships and proper conduct in human relationships. For some, civility is the essential glue that holds society together, and it involves such important issues as friendship, altruism, responsibility, dignity, and justice. Aristotle saw civility as a form of friendship, which he understood as a mutual feeling of good will. Aristotle believed that humans are capable of promoting another person´s interest without regard for our own, and he ranked friendships according to their degree of intimacy and commitment. ´´Character friendship´´ may be purely selfless; ´´advantage friendship´´ is a mixture of self-interest with perhaps some altruism, and this is the basis of civil interaction. By contrast, Thomas Hobbes believed that humans are incapable of sympathy with the interests of others; he said that we are ultimately motivated by self-interest in all of our acts. But recent experiments and theoretical developments have supported the view of David Hume, who believed that humans are naturally sympathetic, with our benevolence (or willingness to act selflessly) guided by such things as reason and custom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Robertson, Robert Guillaume. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001534/bk_blak_001534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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The End: A Post Apocalyptic Novel , Hörbuch, Di...
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For Gordon Van Zandt, life was one of duty and loyalty to his country, so when 9/11 happened he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This youthful idealism soon vanished, one fateful day in a war torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past, but must now face a new reality thrust upon him and his family. North America, Europe, and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack that has caused catastrophic damage to the power grids and all electrical devices. With nothing working, from cars to phones, and the total collapse of the economic infrastructure, Gordon must fight for limited and fast dwindling resources. He knows survival requires action and cooperation with his neighbors, but as daily life continues to break down so does all sense of civility within his community. With each passing day, Gordon makes choices that would seem extreme in today´s world, but necessary in this new world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008535/bk_acx0_008535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Civil Vengeance (eBook, PDF)
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What is revenge, and what purpose does it serve? On the early modern English stage, depictions of violence and carnage-the duel between Hamlet and Laertes that leaves nearly everyone dead or the ghastly meal of human remains served at the end of Titus Andronicus -emphasize arresting acts of revenge that upset the social order. Yet the subsequent critical focus on a narrow selection of often bloody ´´revenge plays´´ has overshadowed subtler and less spectacular modes of vengeance present in early modern culture. In Civil Vengeance , Emily L. King offers a new way of understanding early modern revenge in relation to civility and community. Rather than relegating vengeance to the social periphery, she uncovers how facets of society-church, law, and education-relied on the dynamic of retribution to augment their power such that revenge emerges as an extension of civility. To revise the lineage of revenge literature in early modern England, King rereads familiar revenge tragedies (including Marston´s Antonio´s Revenge and Kyd´s The Spanish Tragedy ) alongside a new archive that includes conduct manuals, legal and political documents, and sermons. Shifting attention from episodic revenge to quotidian forms, Civil Vengeance provides new insights into the manner by which retaliation informs identity formation, interpersonal relationships, and the construction of the social body.

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Stand: 19.09.2019
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Civil Vengeance (eBook, ePUB)
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What is revenge, and what purpose does it serve? On the early modern English stage, depictions of violence and carnage-the duel between Hamlet and Laertes that leaves nearly everyone dead or the ghastly meal of human remains served at the end of Titus Andronicus -emphasize arresting acts of revenge that upset the social order. Yet the subsequent critical focus on a narrow selection of often bloody ´´revenge plays´´ has overshadowed subtler and less spectacular modes of vengeance present in early modern culture. In Civil Vengeance , Emily L. King offers a new way of understanding early modern revenge in relation to civility and community. Rather than relegating vengeance to the social periphery, she uncovers how facets of society-church, law, and education-relied on the dynamic of retribution to augment their power such that revenge emerges as an extension of civility. To revise the lineage of revenge literature in early modern England, King rereads familiar revenge tragedies (including Marston´s Antonio´s Revenge and Kyd´s The Spanish Tragedy ) alongside a new archive that includes conduct manuals, legal and political documents, and sermons. Shifting attention from episodic revenge to quotidian forms, Civil Vengeance provides new insights into the manner by which retaliation informs identity formation, interpersonal relationships, and the construction of the social body.

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Hearts & Minds, 2nd Edition: Talking to Christi...
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Filled with humor and inspirational essays, this meticulously researched book strikes at the heart of intolerance. Only through meaningful and heartfelt discussions with conservative Christians can hearts and minds change, and this book by Darren Main will help you start the conversation. It is an indispensable tool for supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, as well as Christians striving to be more compassionate and understanding. By confronting one of this generation´s most volatile social issues with civility and respect, Hearts & Minds: Talking to Christians about Homosexuality shifts the emphasis away from political arguments and toward changing religious attitudes - creating space for profound healing and reconciliation between two communities who often find themselves at odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Dornan, Lindsey Turnquist, Nicholas Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085733/bk_acx0_085733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V , Hörbuch, Di...
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Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland´s youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future´s only promise. Followers of Stephen King´s epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland´s world; and Oy, the Billy Bumbler. In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World´s borderlands. Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community´s soul. One of the town´s residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland´s world. As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000467/bk_sans_000467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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King of the Badgers , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 893min
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After the success of The Mulberry Empire and The Northern Clemency, which was short-listed for the 2008 Man Booker Prize, Philip Hensher brings us the peaceful civility and spiralling paranoia of the small English town of Handsmouth. Usually a quiet and undisturbed place situated on an estuary, Handsmouth becomes the centre of national attention when an eight-year-old girl vanishes. The town fills with journalists and television crews, who latch onto the public´s fearful suspicions that the missing girl, the daughter of one of the town´s working-class families, was abducted. This tragic event serves to expose the range of segregated existences in the town, as spectrums of class, wealth, and lifestyle are blurred in the investigation. Behind Handsmouth´s closed doors and pastoral façade the extraordinary individual lives of the community are exposed. The undisclosed passions of a quiet international aid worker are set against his wife, a woman whose astonishing aptitude for intellectual pursuits, such as piano-playing and elaborate cooking, makes her seem a paragon of virtue to the outside world. A recently widowed old woman tells a story that details her late discovery of sexual gratification. And the Bears - middle-aged, fat, hairy gay men, given to promiscuity and some drug abuse - have a party. As the search for the missing girl elevates, the case enables a self-appointed authority figure to present the case for increased surveillance, and, as old notions of privacy begin to crack, private lives seep into the public well of knowledge. Handsmouth is a powerful study of the vital importance of individuality, the increasingly intrusive hand of political powers, and the unyielding strength of Nature against the worst excesses of human behaviour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000785/bk_hcuk_000785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Cannery Row
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It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson´s recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin´s own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische´s hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an ´A´ for Jane Austen´s Pride and Prejudice, a ´B´ for Charlotte Brönte´s Jane Eyre, and a ´C´ for Willa Cather´s My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. S is for Steinbeck. Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood´s bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a man could want, and Doc, a young marine biologist who ministers to sick puppies and unhappy souls, unexpectedly finds true love. Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values. First published in 1945, and drawn from Steinbeck´s memories of real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is?both the loneliness of the individual and the exuberance of community.

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Stand: 19.09.2019
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