New Release Books by Helen Gilbert

Helen Gilbert is the author of Wild Man from Borneo (2017), Okay, Girls - Man Your Bunks! (2006), Lyndon LaRouche (2003), Leon Trotsky (2003) and other 6 books.

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Wild Man from Borneo

release date: Jan 31, 2017
Wild Man from Borneo
Wild Man from Borneo offers the first comprehensive history of the human-orangutan encounter. Arguably the most humanlike of all the great apes, particularly in intelligence and behavior, the orangutan has been cherished, used, and abused ever since it was first brought to the attention of Europeans in the seventeenth century. The red ape has engaged the interest of scientists, philosophers, artists, and the public at large in a bewildering array of guises that have by no means been exclusively zoological or ecological. One reason for such a long-term engagement with a being found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is that, like its fellow great apes, the orangutan stands on that most uncomfortable dividing line between human and animal, existing, for us, on what has been called "the dangerous edge of the garden of nature." Beginning with the scientific discovery of the red ape more than three hundred years ago, this work goes on to examine the ways in which its human attributes have been both recognized and denied in science, philosophy, travel literature, popular science, literature, theatre, museums, and film. The authors offer a provocative analysis of the origin of the name "orangutan," trace how the ape has been recruited to arguments on topics as diverse as slavery and rape, and outline the history of attempts to save the animal from extinction. Today, while human populations increase exponentially, that of the orangutan is in dangerous decline. The remaining "wild men of Borneo" are under increasing threat from mining interests, logging, human population expansion, and the widespread destruction of forests. The authors hope that this history will, by adding to our knowledge of this fascinating being, assist in some small way in their preservation.

Okay, Girls - Man Your Bunks!

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Okay, Girls - Man Your Bunks!
An autobiography of one of the first enlisted Navy WAVES in WW2. From joining the Navy to joining the mile-high club, Helen Gilbert describes a life interrupted and changed forever by Pearl Harbor. From the Depression to the war in Iraq, an unvarnished look at life through the eyes of a strong-willed woman.

Lyndon LaRouche

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Lyndon LaRouche
This Red Banner Reader follows Lyndon Larouche from his origins in the Socialist Worker's Party to his interlude with the National Caucus of Labor committees, and on to the flood of organizations, fronts, committees, parties, caucuses and whatever that Larouche has generated since his prison release in 1994. It notes Larouche's psychotic collapse and wildly cultist behavior of the 1970's, and traces the links, not without consequence, between cult politics and "real" politics in the worlds of Reagan and Bush.

Leon Trotsky

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Leon Trotsky
This concise look at the life of Trotsky begins with his first meeting with Lenin in exile, in 1902, and ends with Trotsky's assassination in Mexico, in 1940. Ideological and practical conflicts with the other major personalities of the Russian revolution are detailed, and a brief descriptive bibliography of Trotsky's key writings is included.

Trees and Wayside Flowers (Classic Reprint)

release date: Nov 08, 2016
Trees and Wayside Flowers (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Trees and Wayside Flowers If most of us could but express the half that's in our hearts, Then beside the great we, too, might take our place. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Post-Colonial Drama

release date: Sep 11, 2002
Post-Colonial Drama
Post-Colonial Drama is the first full-length study to address the ways in which performance has been instrumental in resisting the continuing effects of imperialism. It brings to bear the latest theoretical approaches from post-colonial and performance studies to a range of plays from Australia, Africa, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean and other former colonial regions. Some of the major topics discussed in Post-Colonial Drama include: * the interactions of post-colonial and performance theories * the post-colonial re-stagings of language and history * the specific enactments of ritual and carnival * the theatrical citations of the post-colonial body Post-Colonial Drama combines a rich intersection of theoretical approaches with close attention to a wide range of performance texts.

Sightlines

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Sightlines
The Australian stage explored for its complex negotiations of race, gender, and post-colonialism

An Investigation of the Relationships Between High School Experiences and Educational Attainment for High Achieving Students

release date: Jan 01, 1997
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