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Dreams And Lives In Ottoman Istanbul

RRP $268.99

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Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul explores the practices of life writing and narration of dreams in early modern Istanbul. It focuses on the prominent biographer Atai (d.1635) who presents a fascinating portrait of contested lives at a time of empire building and shows how seventeenth-century learned circles narrated dreams to assess their position in the Ottoman enterprise. The author argues that dreams provided Ottoman biographers with a means of debating an uncertain world, a world built on diverse social networks and competing world views. Through an engaging and accessible prose style, this book introduces a world where dreams changed lives, the dead appeared in broad daylight, and biographers invited their readers to the gardens of remembrance. Early modern cultural historians who work on life writing, dreams, and practices of remembrance will find Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul a timely and useful contribution. Comparative studies in economic and political life in Habsburg Spain, Safavid Iran, Mughal India and Ming China have shown the shared rhythms between these contemporaneous dynasties and the Ottomans, and there is now a strong interest in comparative approaches to examining cultural lives. In this first monograph on the early modern Ottoman dreamscape, the author aims to address this interest, engaging in a dialogue with the recent scholarship on the early modern cultural history.

Reviving The American Dream In Southern California

RRP $29.95

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In "Reviving the American Dream in Southern California, " Lloyd Mize presents time tested, proven and easy to follow strategies for purchasing real estate, paying it off sooner, and developing sustainable wealth and lasting income. Chapters include "How to Purchase Your Home," "Why Own and What to Know," "Purchasing Investment Property," and "Health & Wellness in Real Estate" which addresses building a life of health, wealth & happiness as the foundation of owning real estate. Throughout the book, the author interweaves his own experiences with his strategies. By learning from his successes and by benefiting from his mistakes, you will accelerate your real estate wealth learning by 10 to 30 years.
Lloyd Mize's easy to follow strategies will guide you in developing the vision of what you want, believing that you are ready, and creating your action plan. He also helps you to understand the value of what you have, to know what to look for, and to realize your potential. Opportunities abound for everyone, no matter your current position in life. Reviving the American Dream in Southern California shows you how to recognize those opportunities and to be ready to act when you do!
A "Go To" guide to links, references and networks is also included.

The Last Dream

RRP $56.99

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Late one night, I walked on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as large snow flakes swirled and settled softly upon the town. Only a few people were seen wandering aimlessly on the sidewalks and upon the deserted streets themselves. There was light from street lamps and from inside of closed shops that housed wonderful art and sculptures.
I turned a corner to find several small trees between myself and the red brick wall of a building. The trees had long lost all of their leaves. A small bird, a brown, fat little fellow, sat on a snow covered branch. He chirped softly as I talked to him, apologizing for not having brought any food with me. When he flew away, I knew that I had received a gift from God.

Building A Strong Foundation

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Do you want to become a better person?Do you want to make a better life for yourself?Do you know what it takes to be successful in college and in life?Building a Strong Foundation was written to provide a guide for those in search of success as it pertains to college and life. Not only does this book explain how students can position themselves to obtain a good job or graduate-school opportunity, but it also offers sound advice on the year-by-year challenges of college. In addition, Building a Strong Foundation includes interview questions, a r‚sum‚ template, and sample cover letters. The book's purpose is to inspire those who are on the brink of giving up, those who have low self-esteem, and those who are at a crossroads in life. No matter who you are or where you come from, Building a Strong Foundation presents many valuable lessons for continuing success in life.

The Abyss Beyond Dreams

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The wait is over. Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton is back with the first of a new two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. Distinguished by deft plotting, a teeming cast of characters, dazzling scientific speculation, and imagination that brings the truly alien to life, The Abyss Beyond Dreams reveals Hamilton as a storyteller of astonishing ingenuity and power.

The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel-self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void.

Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics-the Fallers-that are intelligent but merciless killers.

Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever-if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers' relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers-before he is killed by the very people he has come to save.

Praise for The Abyss Beyond Dreams

"The work of an author at the top of his game."-Science Fiction and Fantasy World

"Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Mieville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton's deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing."-Locus

"Solidy engrossing fare . . . The characters, always Hamilton's strength, remain as distinctive as ever."-Kirkus Reviews

"Everything one wants in sf-great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb."-Fantasy Book Critic

"Hamilton does a particular kind of planetary politics and space opera very well, and this is a perfect example of it. . . . [The Abyss Beyond Dreamsis] a satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come."-Booklist

"Hugely enjoyable . . . Hamilton is so good at handling big plots, at maintaining forward momentum even as he throws in an unexpected twist-and there's at least one doozy of a didn't-see-that-coming moment here."-SFX

From the Hardcover edition.


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