Brave New World
Title : Brave New World
Author : Aldous Huxley
Total pages: 288 pages
Huxley's bleak future prophesized in Brave New World was a capitalist civilization which had been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, a world in which people are genetically designed to be passive and useful to the ruling class. Satirical and disturbing, Brave New World is set some 600 years ahead, in "this year of stability, A.F. 632"--the A.F. standing for After Ford, meaning the godlike Henry Ford. "Community, Identity, Stability," is the motto. Reproduction is controlled through genetic engineering, and people are bred into a rigid class system. As they mature, they are conditioned to be happy with the roles that society has created for them. The rest of their lives are devoted to the pursuit of pleasure through sex, recreational sports, the getting and having of material possessions, and taking a drug called Soma. Concepts such as family, freedom, love, and culture are considered grotesque. Against this backdrop, a young man known as John the Savage is brought to London from the remote desert of New Mexico. What he sees in the new civilization a "brave new world" (quoting Shakespeare's The Tempest). However, ultimately, John challenges the basic premise of this society in an act that threatens and fascinates its citizens. Huxley uses his entire prowess to throw the idea of utopia into reverse, presenting us what is known as the "dystopian" novel. When Brave New World was written (1931), neither Hitler nor Stalin had risen to power. Huxley saw the enduring threat to society from the dark side of scientific and social progress, and mankind's increasing appetite for simple amusement. Brave New World is a work that indicts the idea of progress for progress sake and is backed up with force and reason.
Huxley's Brave New World: Essays
Title : Huxley's Brave New World: Essays
Author : David Garrett Izzo,Kim Kirkpatrick
Total pages: 196 pages
"These essays reiterate the influence of Brave New World as a literary and philosophical document and describe how Huxley took the events of the world up to 1932 and forecast today's trivialization of society as a path to excess and dictatorship by pacification"--Provided by publisher.
Toll for the Brave
Title : Toll for the Brave
Author : Jack Higgins
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total pages: 336 pages
From the first name in heart pounding thriller fiction.
The Bravest of the Brave
Title : The Bravest of the Brave
Author : Maj Gen Ian Cardozo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total pages: 128 pages
Indian soldiers had rallied bravely before to many a skirmish outside their frontiers, but never with as much conviction and in stellar numbers than in the greatest of them all-the First World War. Some of the compulsion to fight, fiercely and loyally, and most-times with tragic consequences to themselves, was to earn the respect of-and consequent independence from-the Raj. Which it did... in time. But the first and foremost result was the laurel bestowed by the VC, on the soldier without a recognized name or nationality, for fearless bravery in another's battle. In this larger story, Cardozo recounts the events that saw the first and only 11 Indian bearers of the Victoria Cross, at the same time giving a nod to the 'enemy' soldier wherever it was due. For every soldier-yours, mine, theirs-is also an officer and a gentleman.
The Brave Men of Company A
Title : The Brave Men of Company A
Author : Edward S. Cooper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total pages: 222 pages
On August 26, 1861, one hundred volunteers met at Camp Wood and formed Company A. These men, for the most part, were well educated and left to us a series of letters to families and friends, diaries, letters to their local newspapers, official reports, and talks they gave after the war at reunions. Their correspondence differs from most others in that they do not simply record the temperature and what they had to eat. The story the correspondence of Company A tells allows the reader to know what it was really like to be a volunteer soldier. The men describe what they saw from their vantage points on the parts of the battlefield they could see. Their letters cover their discussions and arguments concerning slavery, the national draft, the right of “citizen soldiers” to confiscate property, and the use of blacks in combat. On a very personal level they describe what it was like to be captured and spend time in Confederate prisons awaiting exchange, what they felt when they had to leave wounded or dead comrades on the field when they had to retreat, whether to reenlist, the punishments they had to endure, the witnessing of military executions, and whether to mutiny. There are marvellous descriptions of the unauthorized truces the men arranged with the Confederates to trade tobacco for coffee or to bathe in a stream separating them.
Brave New Words
Title : Brave New Words
Author : Jeff Prucher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total pages: 384 pages
Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.
Ethics for a Brave New World, Second Edition (Updated and Expanded)
Title : Ethics for a Brave New World, Second Edition (Updated and Expanded)
Author : John S. Feinberg,Paul D. Feinberg
Total pages: 848 pages
Aldous Huxley’s 1932 book Brave New World foresees a world in which technological advances have obliterated morality and freedom. John Feinberg and Paul Feinberg, in the first edition of Ethics for a Brave New World, noted how Huxley landed frighteningly close to the truth. Their book responded to ethical crises such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and genetic engineering by looking to Scripture for principles to guide us through the moral quagmires of our time. Now dramatically updated and expanded, this edition of Ethics for a Brave New World seeks to maintain the relevance, rigorous scholarship, and biblical faithfulness of the first edition. While many of the topics covered in the book remain the same, John Feinberg has revised each chapter to keep it current with contemporary trends and to respond to the most recent scholarship. There is a new chapter on stem cell research and greatly expanded material on issues such as homosexuality and genetic engineering. This important resource will be a valuable guide for students and those seeking answers to ethical dilemmas.
The Brave Little Tailor
Title : The Brave Little Tailor
Author : N.A
Publisher: Yearling Books
Total pages: 32 pages
A spirited retelling of the favorite tale from the Brothers Grimm, lavishly illustrated. A little tailor who kills seven flies at one blow is so impressed with his own bravery that he ventures out to tell the world. Armed only with his wits, he must conquer a gruesome giant, two terrible ogres, and a ferocious unicorn before he can win the hand of a beautiful princess.
The London Library. Vol. 1 Contains ... The Brave Heart. The Forest Lodge. The Wild Half-bred. Joe, the Hunter. The Bald Eagle. The Rival's Plot
Title : The London Library. Vol. 1 Contains ... The Brave Heart. The Forest Lodge. The Wild Half-bred. Joe, the Hunter. The Bald Eagle. The Rival's Plot
Author : N.A
Total pages: N.A pages
Literature of the 1950s: Good, Brave Causes: Volume 6
Title : Literature of the 1950s: Good, Brave Causes: Volume 6
Author : Alice Ferrebe
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Total pages: 256 pages
Challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period.Alice Ferrebe's lively study rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics of difference, as ideas about identity, authority and belonging were tested and contested. By placing a diverse selection of texts alongside those of the established canon of Movement and 'Angry' writing, a literary culture of true diversity and depth is brought into view. The volume characterises the 1950s as a time of confrontation with a range of concerns still avidly debated today, including immigration, education, the challenging behaviour of youth, nuclear threat, the post-industrial and post-imperial legacy, a consumerist economy and a feminist movement hampered by the perceivedly comprehensive nature of its recent success. Contrary to Jimmy Porter's defeatist judgement on his era in John Osborne's 1956 play Look Back in Anger, the volume upholds such concerns as 'good, brave causes' indeed.
Beeton's Brave tales, bold ballads, and travels and perils by land and sea, ed. by S.O. Beeton
Title : Beeton's Brave tales, bold ballads, and travels and perils by land and sea, ed. by S.O. Beeton
Author : Samuel Orchart Beeton
Total pages: N.A pages
Brave and Awake
Title : Brave and Awake
Author : Beverly Molina
Publisher: Balboa Press
Total pages: 216 pages
Brave and Awake is one woman’s story of truths discovered and lessons learned over a lifetime. The author, a fifteen-year veteran firefighter, offers her unique experiences and truths learned as a twenty-first century woman breaking social and personal barriers on her way to empowerment and freedom. The author’s adventures, ranging from firefighting to dancing, from the ordinary to the mystical, capture the spirit of the modern woman—one who faces her fears, trusts her intuition, thinks for herself, and creates her own happiness. And while this pocket-sized gem offers helpful tools and insights gained from the author’s own personal experiences, Brave and Awake ultimately invites and inspires readers to become their own best expert along the way.
Money Is Everything: Personal Finance for The Brave New Economy
Title : Money Is Everything: Personal Finance for The Brave New Economy
Author : Amanda Reaume
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Total pages: 250 pages
Learn the Latest Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Personal Financial Life Personal finance is not taught in school - and the process of learning how to manage your own finances can be fraught with painful missteps. In Money is Everything, Amanda Reaume, the author behind Millennial Personal Finance and host of the Millennial Personal Finance podcast, helps walk you through everything you need to learn to manage your financial life including the best ways to make it, spend it, borrow it, and save it. Money Is Everything is not your average personal finance book chock-full of the trite and tired same-old advice. Specifically written by and for Millennials, it will help you: • Get the internships and jobs you want • Understand and implement a financial plan (a.k.a. a budget!) • Create a steady flow of side income • Learn how to save money on small and big purchases (and get some free stuff) • Take control of your credit score • Turn the tables on banks and borrowers • Become debt-free Learn from personal finance experts – not the hard way!
Oh Brave New World
Title : Oh Brave New World
Author : Julia Hoban
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 320 pages
A bold, powerful and insightful YA crossover novel, perfect for fans of John Green. Willow's world is shattered the day her parents are killed in a car crash. Willow blames herself for the accident and has never felt more alone. Leaving behind her old home, school and friends, she has found a way to survive, to numb the new reality of her life: She is secretly cutting herself. And then she meets Guy, who pulls her out of the solitary world she's created for herself, and into an intense, life-changing relationship. Raw, compelling and candid, this is a heart-warming and heart-breaking novel about the redemptive power of first love. *Previously published as Scarred in the UK and Willow in the US
What Can't Brave Americans Endure?
Title : What Can't Brave Americans Endure?
Author : Joseph Lee Boyle
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
Total pages: 157 pages
"While the six month encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge in 1777-1778 has been part of America's folklore for generations, most of the men who served there have remained anonymous. The names of over 30,000 men of all ranks appear on the surviving monthly muster and payroll records. This compilation is the second volume of an effort to recognize some of these heroes of the Revolutionary War"--Pref., p. iv.
Tales of Heroism, and record of strange and wonderful adventures. Being a collection and register of deeds of bravery, heroism, and devotion ... Illustrated
Title : Tales of Heroism, and record of strange and wonderful adventures. Being a collection and register of deeds of bravery, heroism, and devotion ... Illustrated
Author : TALES.
Total pages: 792 pages
The Brave and the Bold: Book Two
Title : The Brave and the Bold: Book Two
Author : Keith R. A. DeCandido
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 320 pages
CONTINUING THE ALL-NEW ADVENTURE SPANNING ALL OF STAR TREK® HISTORY! Two of the Malkus Artifacts -- used as deadly weapons millennia ago -- have been uncovered since their discovery in the 22nd century. Now in the 24th century, two more artifacts lie in wait, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting galaxy... While on their shakedown cruise, Captain Kathryn Janeway and the Starship Voyager™ discover the third artifact in the Demilitarized Zone -- in the hands of the Maquis! With the aid of Captain Robert DeSoto of the U.S.S. Hood, Voyager security chief Lieutenant Tuvok infiltrates the Maquis, and must gain the trust of cell leaders Chakotay and Cal Hudson before the terrorists use the artifact to throw the DMZ into chaos! When the final artifact is unearthed on Narendra III, it leads to several mysterious disappearances throughout Federation and Klingon™ space -- including Federation Ambassadors Spock and Worf. Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise™ joins forces with Captain Klag of the I.K.S. Gorkon -- but even the greatest vessels of two nations may not be enough when the deadly secret of the final artifact is revealed!
Medicine's Brave New World
Title : Medicine's Brave New World
Author : Margaret O. Hyde,John F. Setaro
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total pages: 143 pages
Examines new scientific discoveries and presents new scientific debates on such topics as cloning, reproductive medicine, gene therapy, transplant medicine, and more.