New Release Books by Abbott

Abbott is the author of Richard II (2022), The History of Richard the First (2022), The Turnout (2022), Josephine (2022), Sydney Cove (2021) and other 396 books.

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Richard II

release date: Sep 04, 2022
Richard II
DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Richard II" (Makers of History) by Jacob Abbott. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The History of Richard the First

release date: Jun 03, 2022
The History of Richard the First
Jacob Abbott in this book talks about the history of King Richard the First of England. He discussed in detail the life of the king starting with the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, then furthering it up with the adventures of his life. This book encapsulates everything worth knowing about this fearless, boisterous, and reckless king.

The Turnout

release date: May 03, 2022
The Turnout
Best Book of the Year NPR • Wall Street Journal • Boston Globe • Library Journal • CrimeReads • LitReactor • Air Mail Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick An Instant New York Times Bestseller New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott''s exquisite new novel, “dark and juicy and tinged with horror” (The New York Times Books Review), set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio. With their long necks, sheer tights, and taut buns, Dara and Marie Durant have only known the course of a well-bred dancer. Not much changes when their parents face death in a tragic accident. As Dara and Marie take over their mother''s duty of running the Durant School of Dance, along with Charlie, Dara''s husband and once their mother''s prized student, the sisters perfect a fine dance, circling around one another, six days a week, keeping the studio thriving. But when another eerily suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school''s annual performance of The Nutcracker—a season of tense competition, provoked anxiety, and wild exhilaration—an interloper arrives and threatens the sisters'' delicate balance. With its uncanny insight and writing that haunts, The Turnout is Megan Abbott at the height of her game—a sharp and strange dissection of family ties and sexuality, femininity, and power, and a sinister tale that is both alarming and irresistible.

Sydney Cove

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Sydney Cove
"Sydney Cove" by J H M Abbott. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Rx Murder

release date: Oct 26, 2021
Rx Murder
“Help! I...can’t...breathe! He’s... trying to... kill me! Please! Oh, God! He’s... killing me!” Marjery Harris’s last words…gasped in a hoarse, rasping voice on the county’s 9-1-1 line. For Marge’s doctor, they weren’t merely the last words of a patient, they were a desperate cry for help from an old friend. But they’re puzzling because Marge died from a fatal allergic reaction to peanuts. Was it possible…murder by peanut? Her doctor, Noreen Marconi, MD, a 30-something family practitioner in a suburban town outside Baltimore, feels she owes it to Marge to get to the truth. A dozen years ago Norrie left town as a size twenty. After college, medical school, and residency, she’s back as a size ten and she wants some answers. She enlists the help of Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Lawton, her big crush as a teen, and their investigation leads them along a twisty-turny path to a totally unexpected conclusion. Also unexpected are the feelings that begin to spark between them as they work together. In the middle of all this, her apartment floods and she has to move back into the old family home with her mother…a house that’s now haunted by the ghost of her father. Rx Murder is the first of a series blending romance, murder, mystery, and the paranormal.

Social and Personality Development

release date: Jul 22, 2021
Social and Personality Development
Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the development of gender and the third focusing on adolescence. It is suitable for the AQA-A A2 Level examination, but will also be of interest to those studying education, nursing and other related disciplines.

An Ambush of Widows

release date: Jul 06, 2021
An Ambush of Widows
In New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott’s latest novel of riveting psychological suspense, an uneasy alliance forms as two widows delve into their husbands’ deadly and dangerous secrets—as they try to protect their own. Henry North is a down-on-his-luck cybersecurity expert from New Orleans. Adam Zhang is the cofounder of one of Austin’s most successful venture capitalist firms. These two men didn’t know each other. They had never met. Yet they died together, violently, in a place neither had any business being. When Henry doesn’t return from a business trip, his wife, Kirsten, panics—and then gets an anonymous phone call: “Your husband is dead in Austin.” Flora Zhang knew her husband was keeping secrets. She suspected an affair, but she had decided she could forgive him for his weakness—until her husband ended up dead. And with no explanation for her husband’s murder, the police begin to suspect her. Together, these two widows will face a powerful foe determined to write a false narrative about the murders. In doing so, neither Flora nor Kirsten will remain the women the world thought they were. An uneasy alliance forms as the two widows delve into their husbands'' deadly and dangerous secrets—as they try to protect their own. Together they will face a powerful foe determined to write a false narrative about the murders. In doing so, neither Flora nor Kirsten will remain the woman the world thought they were.

Romulus

release date: Apr 25, 2021
Romulus
"Romulus" by Jacob Abbott. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Digging Up Bones

release date: Feb 27, 2021
Digging Up Bones
Nathan Shields is haunted by a skeleton in his past. But he soon learns the real threat lies beneath the surface, where he least expects it. As he uncovers the truth, Nathan discovers a frightening reality: sometimes what you bury will bury you.

Flatland

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Flatland
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 satirical novella by Edwin A. Abbott. The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland which is occupied by geometric figures. Women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a humble square, a member of the social caste of gentlemen and professionals in a society of geometric figures, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. The Square has a dream about a visit to a one-dimensional world (Lineland) which is inhabited by lustrous points. He attempts to convince the realm''s ignorant monarch of a second dimension but finds that it is essentially impossible to make him see outside of his eternally straight line.

Alfred the Great

release date: Dec 01, 2020
Alfred the Great
Follow the life and rule of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex circa 871 to 899, and one of best and most famous kings in the history of England. Jacob Abbot''s account of the king separates fact from fiction, illuminating readers about the life of this pioneering ruler, who promoted literacy and education, restructured the tax system, and led his kingdom to victory against invading forces. Before he was king, Alfred fought in battle against the invading Danes. When his older brother, and current king, was killed during battle, the throne went to Alfred. Coronated at the young age of twenty-one, Alfred the Great inherited the Anglo-Saxon throne in a time of ongoing war. By the time he assumed the throne, the Danes had been actively invading and overthrowing settlements for five years, though their attacks had started long before that. Maintaining his reputation as an intelligent and merciful man, and using his knowledge as a military veteran, Alfred the Great led his kingdom to victory over the Danes, ending the Viking’s invasion. After the war, King Alfred continued to lead in a virtuous manor, earning the respect and praise of his subjects. King Alfred was a man of strong faith and truly loved his people. He pioneered many social policies, including promoting literacy and education, restructuring the taxation system, and strengthening foreign relations. Though he was among the best rulers in the history of England, much of the information scholars previously held about Alfred the Great was riddled with legends and myths, making it difficult to understand the truth about the great king. Alfred the Great by Jacob Abbott is considered to be a culturally significant and detailed account of the life of Alfred the Great, and was one of the first biographies published about the man that was widely accepted by scholars to be wholly accurate. As an experienced writer for children, Jacob Abbott’s work is accessible and exciting. Now reprinted in an easy to read and modern font, paired with an eye-catching cover design, this edition of Jacob Abbott’s Alfred the Great is an approachable biography, ready to entertain and educate readers of various demographics on a legendary leader.

Common Insects of Texas and Surrounding States

release date: Oct 13, 2020
Common Insects of Texas and Surrounding States
Thanks to its size and geographic position, Texas is home to nearly 30,000 species of insects, likely making its insect population the most diverse in the nation. Ranging from eastern and western to temperate and tropical species, this vast array of insects can be difficult to identify. In Common Insects of Texas and Surrounding States, John and Kendra Abbott have created the state''s most comprehensive field guide to help readers recognize and understand these fascinating creatures. Containing 1,300 species and more than 2,700 photographs, this guide offers a wealth of information about the characteristics and behaviors of Texas''s insects. Each chapter introduces an order with a discussion of general natural history and a description of other qualities helpful in distinguishing its various species, while every species'' entry provides a state map showing where it is most likely to be found, a key displaying its seasonal distribution, information about its habitat, and corresponding photos. Featuring colored tabs for quick reference, a glossary, and information about other arthropods, this guide is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to identify and learn more about the many insects of Texas.

The History of Antiquity

release date: Aug 01, 2020
The History of Antiquity
Reproduction of the original: The History of Antiquity by Evelyn Abbott

Never Ask Me

release date: Jul 14, 2020
Never Ask Me
Each of us has a question we dread. When the simple community of Lakehaven is shaken by a violent crime, doubts begin to arise among the locals about whom they can trust. In a quiet neighborhood in the wealthy Austin suburb of Lakehaven, the body of Danielle Roberts is discovered on a park bench. Danielle was a beloved member of the community, an adoption consultant who delivered the joy of parenthood to a number of local families. Her murder shocks Lakehaven. Perhaps no other family is as crushed as the Pollitts, who lived two houses down from Danielle and thought of her almost like family. Her death becomes the catalyst for a maelstrom of suspicion and intrigue. You have been told a huge lie, an anonymous email charges the son, Grant. No one can learn the truth now, thinks the father, Kyle. Never ask me what I''d do to protect my family, resolves the wife, Iris. I''ll do whatever it takes to save him, vows the daughter, Julia, of Danielle''s grieving teenage son. The Pollitts always thought they''d always be there for each other. When each begins to suspect the others of the unimaginable, the strength of their bonds will be tested in extraordinary new ways. The latest from New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott ishis most suspenseful thriller yet: a riveting tale of the dangerous secrets one family has concealed -- and what happens when the question each Pollitt hoped they''d never be asked threatens to expose their darkest truths.

Open for the Season

release date: Nov 22, 2019
Open for the Season
Open for the Season, first published in 1950, is the entertaining, informative memoir by Karl Abbott of his family''s long-time ownership and operation of hotels, inns, and resorts, from New Hampshire, to Boston, South Carolina, and Florida. Beginning with his childhood in his family''s New Hampshire resort, The Uplands, Abbott would go on to manage or own popular hotels, inns, and resorts such as the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, Florida, the Sagamore Resort in Lake George, New York, and the Hotel Vendome in Boston. Abbott paints a vivid picture of life at his properties, as well as providing insights into daily management, stories of his guests and workers, and what it took to be successful in the hotel business.

Peter the Great

release date: Nov 21, 2019
Peter the Great
"Peter the Great" by Jacob Abbott. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Alexander the Great

release date: Nov 19, 2019
Alexander the Great
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Autobiographies & Biographies of the Most Influential Native Americans

release date: Nov 02, 2018
The Autobiographies & Biographies of the Most Influential Native Americans
This carefully edited historical collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This collection presents the incredible life stories of the legendary Native Americans such as: Geronimo, Charles Eastman, Black Hawk, King Philip, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse. Contents: Charles Eastman: Indian Boyhood & From the Deep Woods to Civilization King Philip: War Chief of the Wampanoag People Geronimo''s Story of His Life Autobiography of the Sauk Leader Black Hawk and the History of the Black Hawk War of 1832 Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

Last Call

release date: Jul 31, 2018
Last Call
A bar owner taps into her special sleuthing talents when a businessman is shot in this top-shelf mystery with drink recipes included. Fresh off solving a murder that hit too close to home, Mack''s trust is shattered. But when Milwaukee police detective Duncan Albright asks for her help with a shooting, she can''t resist using her extra-perceptive senses to benefit others. It turns out the victim was the ruthless businessman their friend Mal was investigating undercover. And now Mal is missing—and his fingerprints are on the gun. Was his cover blown, forcing him into hiding? Or could he be a straight-up killer on the run? Mack doesn''t know what to believe anymore—except her own gut, which leads her to secret rooms, shocking revelations . . . and the fear that this could be her final round. “The first book in the Mack''s Bar Mystery series is a hit!” —RT Book Reviews on Murder on the Rocks “Murder with a Twist has a lot of sleuthing pleasure packed into its pages.” —Fresh Fiction

Collaborative School Leadership

release date: Feb 22, 2018
Collaborative School Leadership
Collaborative School Leadership investigates how and why more collaboration is taking place in a wide range of settings in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, China, the USA, the Seychelles, Tanzania and Greece, and considers the implications for leadership and the overall effectiveness of schools. David Middlewood, Ian Abbott and Sue Robinson explore various models of collaboration, considering their strengths, weaknesses and how they affect school leadership, including: · executive leadership · school-to-school collaboration · federations · alliances · academy chains. The supportive structure of each chapter, with bullet point introduction, case studies, points of reflection, further reading and summaries, guides the reader and supports learning. Drawing on research, the authors identify the key areas for consideration, addressing questions such as: · Where does leadership reside in collaborating partnerships? · Who exactly are the leaders? · What impact does this leadership have on others –staff, parents, governors, learners? · What kind of leadership development is desirable? They look at the fact that the skills and approaches used by leaders of single schools are not automatically transferable to the leadership of several schools and propose possible ways forward for leadership and consider potential implications for education systems as a whole. They provide both an invaluable insight and also a practical guide for the school leaders of tomorrow.

Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications

release date: Nov 17, 2017
Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications
Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications, Fourth Edition, provides a practical introduction to the basics, covering the latest developments in this rapidly evolving technology. Ideal for those new to the use of Linux in an embedded environment, the book takes a hands-on approach that covers key concepts of building applications in a cross-development environment. Hands-on exercises focus on the popular open source BeagleBone Black board. New content includes graphical programming with QT as well as expanded and updated material on projects such as Eclipse, BusyBox – configuring and building, the U-Boot bootloader – what it is, how it works, configuring and building, and new coverage of the Root file system and the latest updates on the Linux kernel.. Provides a hands-on introduction for engineers and software developers who need to get up to speed quickly on embedded Linux, its operation and capabilities Covers the popular open source target boards, the BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black Includes new and updated material that focuses on BusyBox, U-Boot bootloader and graphical programming with QT

The Summer of Owen Todd

release date: Oct 17, 2017
The Summer of Owen Todd
Owen and his best friend, Sean, are both eleven years old. They’ve lived on Cape Cod all their lives, and now that they’re a little older, they’ll finally be free to spend some time on their own. But Sean’s mother has a different idea—she hires a babysitter to look after Sean. Paul is in his twenties, and a well-liked guy from church. Paul starts doing things that just feel wrong. Because they’ve always been as close as brothers, Sean tells Owen, and no one else. What’s not certain to Owen is what he should do. Sean warns him not to tell anyone what is happening. But if Owen doesn’t tell, could something even worse happen to Sean? This harrowing and sensitively told tale of child abuse is a must-read for anyone who might ever be called upon to help a friend in need. This title has Common Core connections.

Blame

release date: Jul 18, 2017
Blame
From "one of the best thriller writers in the business" (Associated Press) comes a novel praised by Harlan Coben as "mesmerizing, gripping...the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense." Sometimes the person you thought you knew best... Turns out to be someone you never really knew at all. The crash that killed him Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane''s note: I wish we were dead together. A girl to blame From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? The secrets she should forget Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don''t remember... Don''t miss Jeff Abbott''s most chilling thriller to date--perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, or The Woman in Cabin 10. "One of my favorite writers." -- Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author "If you like Harlan Coben, read this book. Taut, twisty, and elegantly-written, with an ending you won''t see coming." -- Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbors "Jeff Abbott is a master...I am, and always have been, a devoted fan."-Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author

Womenfolks

release date: Jan 25, 2017
Womenfolks
Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.

Minecraft Unofficial Guide

release date: Nov 04, 2016
Minecraft Unofficial Guide
With my Ultimate Minecraft Game Guide you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player! This is a complete guide with everything you need to know about the game PLUS you will also be able to download your free copy of the game with this purchase. - Supports all platforms including Xbox, PC, iPhone, & Android. - Overview & Basic Information. - Advanced Strategies. - All About Items. - All About Mobs. - All About Biomes. - All About Enchanting. - All About Crafting. - All About Brewing. - All About Dungeons. - All About Mini Games. - All About Farming. - How to Find & Defeat The Ender Dragon. - How to Get Unlimited Items. - Secrets, Tips, Unlockables, and Tricks Used By Pro Players! - PLUS MUCH MORE! Purchase now and never struggle to survive again! Become a Pro Player Today! Disclaimer: This product is not associated, affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Notch Development AB, nor have they been reviewed, tested or certified by Notch Development AB.

Processual Sociology

release date: Mar 07, 2016
Processual Sociology
For the past twenty years, noted sociologist Andrew Abbott has been developing what he calls a processual ontology for social life. In this view, the social world is constantly changing-making, remaking and unmaking itself, instant by instant. In ''Processual Sociology'', Abbott first examines the endurance of individuals and social groups through time and then goes on to consider the question of what this means for human nature.

Padapillo

release date: May 04, 2021
Padapillo
Little Bridget is acting strangely and no one seems to notice-except her older sister. She notices everything. When the rest of her family finally realizes that Bridget has been ignoring the world around her and inventing weird words, it leads to a startling diagnosis no one saw coming. In this touching story, narrated by the attentive, yet incredulous, older sister, we are led through a mystery and into the real-life emotional process family members often experience when a young child is unexpectedly diagnosed with hearing loss.

Flight of the Genie (The Secrets of Droon #21)

release date: Jan 26, 2016
Flight of the Genie (The Secrets of Droon #21)
A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon! The city of Ut is a city of secrets. Mysteriously, it only appears once every one hundred years. And to enter, you need the key, which is kept in the magical bottle of Ut. Eric, Keeah, and the others need to get inside the city to help a friend. The good genie, Hoja, is being held prisoner there, and he needs rescuing! They have discovered the secret of the magic bottle, and so they know they can get inside the city walls. But what they don''t know is that Ut holds other secrets. Dark, dangerous secrets. Secrets that involve a certain sorcerer named Sparr...

The Grace Abbott Reader

release date: Oct 01, 2015
The Grace Abbott Reader
This reader features the most influential and insightful writings of Grace Abbott (1878–1939), a tireless and brilliant social reformer in the early twentieth century. These writings contributed to the development of social programs that safeguarded mothers and children, protected immigrants from abuse, and rescued child laborers from the appalling conditions of the time. Framed by reminiscences and observations on her life by her sister, Edith Abbott, and other important historical figures, these writings recapture a critical turning point—and a significant voice—in the never-ending struggle for social justice in this nation. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter said he did not believe that “the American experience would disclose a finer illustration of the rare art of public administration” than Abbott and urged that her work be recorded for posterity. In Abbott''s case, this “art” meant making life better and making real change possible for countless immigrants, women, and children. The Grace Abbott Reader, the first collection of Abbott’s stirring words, shows that the causes she pursued with fiery conscience and fierce determination are as relevant in our day as they were in hers.

A Sister's Memories

release date: Sep 14, 2015
A Sister's Memories
Among the great figures of Progressive Era reform are Edith and Grace Abbott. This is the story of Grace as told by her sister, Edith. She recalls the struggles of her sister who, as head of the Immigrant''s Protective League and the U.S. Children''s Bureau, championed children''s rights from the slums of Chicago to the villages of Appalachia.

William the Conqueror

release date: Apr 19, 2021
William the Conqueror
There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer''s aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness.

Understanding Analysis

release date: May 19, 2015
Understanding Analysis
This lively introductory text exposes the student to the rewards of a rigorous study of functions of a real variable. In each chapter, informal discussions of questions that give analysis its inherent fascination are followed by precise, but not overly formal, developments of the techniques needed to make sense of them. By focusing on the unifying themes of approximation and the resolution of paradoxes that arise in the transition from the finite to the infinite, the text turns what could be a daunting cascade of definitions and theorems into a coherent and engaging progression of ideas. Acutely aware of the need for rigor, the student is much better prepared to understand what constitutes a proper mathematical proof and how to write one. Fifteen years of classroom experience with the first edition of Understanding Analysis have solidified and refined the central narrative of the second edition. Roughly 150 new exercises join a selection of the best exercises from the first edition, and three more project-style sections have been added. Investigations of Euler’s computation of ζ(2), the Weierstrass Approximation Theorem, and the gamma function are now among the book’s cohort of seminal results serving as motivation and payoff for the beginning student to master the methods of analysis.

Jackson C. Frank: The Clear, Hard Light of Genius

release date: Nov 11, 2014
Jackson C. Frank: The Clear, Hard Light of Genius
The story of Jackson C. Frank is tragic. The victim of a school fire in his youth, struggling with homelessness and mental illness throughout his life, half-blinded in old age before his death in 1999, Frank met continuous obstacles. And yet, he enjoyed a shining moment with the release of Jackson C. Frank on Columbia Records in 1965. The album would go on to be seen as one of the greatest folk albums of the decade - maybe of all time - and “Blues Run The Game,” the song, has become a standard covered by hundreds. Jim Abbott’s book is the result of research that took years, piecing together evidence, relations and apocryphal stories from Frank’s life. It is also part memoir, as Abbott cared for Frank through the final decade of his life. Their friendship was fraught with difficul- ties, which Abbott portrays with the honesty of a journalist. In doing so, he draws a portrait of a uniquely gifted songwriter, blessed with talent and besotted by demons. At 250 pages, Jim''s memoir shows a flawed and caring individual whose struggle was best depicted in his songs.

Figure of This World

release date: Jan 08, 2014
Figure of This World
What if we''ve been wrong when reading Agamben? Mathew Abbott argues that Agamben''s thought is misunderstood when read in terms of critical theory or traditional political philosophy. Instead, he shows that it engages with political ontology: studying the political stakes of the question of being. Abbot demonstrates the crucial influence of Martin Heidegger on Agamben''s work, locating it in the post-Heideggerian tradition of the critique of metaphysics. As he clarifies it, Abbott links Agamben''s philosophy with Wittgenstein''s picture theory and Heidegger''s concept of the world-picture, showing the importance of this for understanding - and potentially overcoming - the forms of alienation characteristic of the society of the spectacle.
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