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The Many Lives Of Jan Six

Author: Geert Mak
Publisher: Atlas Contact
ISBN: 9045034816
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Geert Mak’s latest book, The many lives of Jan Six, has all the outstanding qualities of his other books: erudite, meticulously researched, but above all beautifully written. Mak is a great story-teller and a tireless student of salient facts; this priceless combination has resulted in a literary gem.’ Ian Buruma – editor of The New York Review of Books In 1654 the first Jan Six had his portrait painted by his friend Rembrandt van Rijn. It is considered the most beautiful portrait Rembrandt ever painted, and it is still part of the private collection in Amsterdam, where the Six family has lived for four centuries. The many lives of Jan Six tells the compelling history of this elite Amsterdam dynasty, of the city and its times, of ambitions and limitations, of grandeur and the constant fear of decline. The book also tells the story of the Sixes through these centuries: after the family patriarch came a second Jan Six, a third; every generation has known one Jan, until the present day. They held high positions: several members of the family were mayors of Amsterdam. Some came into great wealth, others were prominent scientists or stumbled through life hunchbacked, disinherited and broken-hearted. The Six archive is a treasury of unique information, with notes on both weighty affairs and trivial, everyday matters. It also contains the correspondence of four centuries, including with George Washington. The many lives of Jan Six is a cultural and artistic celebration of four centuries of the Netherlands, and Amsterdam. Geert Mak is our guide on a journey through history.

The Enneagram And Spiritual Culture

Author: James Empereur
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441120653
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"[O]ffers a thourough, non-clinical reference for anyone who companions or is companioned on the spiritual way. Its concrete examples and clear style make its message accessible to readers whether or not they have previously heard of the enneagram." -Suzanne Zuercher

Moon Oregon Camping

Author: Tom Stienstra
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1640497870
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Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts Here Grab your sleeping bag, pack the car, and discover the best spots to camp in the great outdoors with Moon Oregon Camping. Inside you'll find: A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds and RV parks, from family-friendly car camping to secluded hike-ins, including dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible options Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated on a scenic scale and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, whitewater rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sports Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra is always on the move, having traveled more than a million miles across Oregon and the West over the past 25 years Tips and Tools: Essentials like equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, as well as background information on the climate, landscape, and history of the campsites Comprehensive Coverage: Moon Oregon Camping covers Portland and the Willamette Valley, the Southern Cascades, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, Northeastern and Southeastern Oregon, and the Oregon Coast Whether you're a veteran or a first-time camper, Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you gearing up for your next adventure. Sticking to the RV? Try Moon West Coast RV Camping. Can't get enough of the Pacific Northwest? Try Moon Washington Camping or Moon Olympic Peninsula.

Moon Pacific Northwest Camping

Author: Tom Stienstra
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 161238806X
Size: 72.99 MB
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Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts Here Camp just about anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, and you'll find that much-needed breath of fresh air. Hidden mountain lakes, dramatic coastlines, or unforgettable national forests: Moon Pacific Northwest Camping has a spot for you. Pack your bags, fill the tank, and get going! Inside Moon Pacific Northwest Camping you'll find: A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds and RV parks (from family-friendly car camping to secluded hike-ins), marked with features such as dog-friendly or wheelchair accessible, with advice on nearby recreation Explore the Trails: All campsites are rated on a scenic scale, and marked with highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra is always on the move, having travelled more than a million miles across Washington, Oregon, and California over the past 25 years Tips and Tools: Essentials like equipment, food and cooking, recreation, first aid, and insect protection, as well as background information on the climate, landscape, and history of the campsites In-Depth Coverage: Moon Pacific Northwest Camping covers the Olympic Peninsula and the Washington Coast, Seattle and Puget Sound, the Northern and Southern Cascades, Northeastern Washington, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Rainier, Southeastern Washington, the Oregon Coast, Portland and the Willamette Valley, Mount Hood, and Northeastern and Southeastern Oregon Whether you're a veteran or camping for the first time, Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you ready to head out on your next adventure. Sticking to the RV? Try Moon West Coast RV Camping. Can't get enough of the Northwest? Try Moon Washington Camping or Moon Oregon Camping.

Battle Of Wits

Author: Stephen Budiansky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684859327
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A million pages of new World War II codebreaking records have been released by the U.S. Army and Navy and the British government over the last five years. Now, Battle of Wits presents the history of the war that these documents reveal. From the Battle of Midway until the last German code was broken in January 1945, this is an astonishing epic of a war that was won not simply by brute strength but also by reading the enemy's intentions. The revelations of Stephen Budiansky's dramatic history include how Britain tried to manipulate the American codebreakers and monopolize German Enigma code communications; the first detailed published explanations of how the Japanese codes were broken; and how the American codebreaking machines worked to crack the Japanese, the German, and even the Russian diplomatic codes. This is the story of the Allied codebreakers puzzling through the most difficult codebreaking problems that ever existed. At the same time, the compelling narrative shows the crucial effect codebreaking had on the battle-fields by explaining the urgency of stopping the wolf pack U-boat attacks in the North Atlantic, the burning desire in the United States to turn the tide of the war after Pearl Harbor, the importance of halting Rommel's tanks in North Africa, and the necessity of ensuring that the Germans believed the Allies' audacious deception and cover plans for D-Day. Budiansky brings to life the unsung code-breaking heroes of this secret war: Joseph J. Rochefort, an intense and driven naval officer who ran the codebreaking operation in "The Dungeon", a dank basement at Pearl Harbor, that effectively won the Battle of Midway; Alan Turing, the eccentric father of the computerage, whose brilliant electromechanical calculators broke the German Enigma machine; and Ian Fleming, whose daredevil espionage schemes to recover codebooks resembled the plots of the 007 novels he later wrote. Among the villains, we meet the Nazi Admiral Donitz, who led the submarine wolf packs against Allied shipping in the North Atlantic with horrific casualty rates -- until the codebreakers stopped him. Budiansky, a Harvard-trained mathematician, demonstrates the mathematical insight and creativity of the cryptographers by showing step-by-step precisely how the codes were broken. This technology -- the flow of information, its encryption, and the computational methods of recovering it from the enemy -- had never before been so important to the outcome of a war. Informative diagrams, maps, appendices, and photographs show exactly how, why, and where the secret war was won. Unveiled for the first time, the complete story of codebreaking in World War II has now been told.

Red Riding Nineteen Eighty

Author: David Peace
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847655009
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Red Riding Nineteen Eighty is set against an evolving backdrop of power, corruption and lies. The nightmare continues during the winter of 1980 when the Ripper murders his thirteenth victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of bent coppers and sleaze. After his house is burned down, his wife is threatened and his colleagues turn against him, Hunter's quest becomes personal as he has nothing left to lose. Nineteen Eighty is a compelling battle between two desperate men, each determined to destroy the other. This third volume of the Red Riding Quartet displays Peace's unique voice which places him as one of the UK's finest crime writers.

Tarot For All Time

Author: Sue Ellen Kolman
Publisher: LULU
ISBN: 1483404900
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Much like some of the tools of modern psychotherapy, the tarot provides a special set of pictures through which an interpreter can gain a deeper understanding of the client's perception of reality. Richly illustrated with more than one hundred pictures and diagrams, this guide adds clarity and depth to your understanding and use of the Rider-Waite Tarot(r) deck. Whether you're a novice or a veteran tarot cardreader, Tarot for All Time offers valuable insights to help you guide your intuition and develop your skills. Let the timeless wisdom of the tarot enrich your life as you develop your own intuition, communicate with your higher self, and gain practical insight into exercising your power to make better choices and wiser decisions. "Tarot for All Time ties so many fields of study into one place and gives us a background and education that is fluid and appropriate without being taught; I learned a great deal from this body of work." -M. Wolff, spiritual psychic and intuiti

Philip K Dick And Philosophy

Author: D. E. Wittkower
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697391
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Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture—both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exegesis, his journal of spiritual visions and paranoic investigations, Dick is fast becoming a major influence in the world of popular spirituality and occult thinking. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy thirty Dick fans and professional thinkers confront the fascinating and frightening ideas raised by Dick’s mind-blowing fantasies. Is there an alien world behind the everyday reality we experience? If androids can pass as human, should they be given the same consideration as humans? Do psychotics have insights into a mystical reality? Would knowledge of the future free us or enslave us? This volume will also include Dick's short story "Adjustment Team," on which The Adjustment Bureau is based. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy explores the ideas of Philip K. Dick in the same way that he did: with an earnest desire to understand the truth of the world, but without falsely equating earnestness with a dry seriousness. Dick’s work was replete with whimsical and absurdist presentations of the greatest challenges to reason and to humanity—paradox, futility, paranoia, and failure—and even at his darkest times he was able to keep some perspective and humor, as for example in choosing to name himself ‘Horselover Fat’ in VALIS at the same time as he relates his personal religious epiphanies, crises, and delusions. With the same earnest whimsy, we approach Philip K. Dick as a philosopher like ourselves—one who wrote almost entirely in thought-experiments and semi-fictional world-building, but who engaged with many of the greatest questions of philosophy throughout the Euro-American tradition. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy has much to offer for both serious fans and those who have recently learned his name, and realized that his work has been the inspiration for several well-known and thought-provoking films. Most chapters start with one or more of the movies based on Dick’s writing. From here, the authors delve deeper into the issues by bringing in philosophers' perspectives and by bringing in Dick’s written work. The book invites the reader with a casual familiarity with Dick to get to know his work, and invites the reader with little familiarity with philosophy to learn more. New perspectives and challenging connections and interpretations for even the most hard-core Dick fans are also offered. To maximize public interest, the book prominently addresses the most widely-known films, as well as those with the most significant fan followings: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau. Along with these “big five” films, a few chapters address his last novels, especially VALIS, which have a significant cult following of their own. There are also chapters which address short stories and novels which are currently planned for adaptation: Radio Free Albemuth (film completed, awaiting distribution), The Man in the High Castle (in development by Ridley Scott for BBC mini-series), and “King of the Elves” (Disney, planned for release in 2012).