Practice Makes Perfect French Past Tense Verbs Up Close

Author: Annie Heminway
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071753990
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Solve the mysteries of French past-tense verbs Practice Makes Perfect: French Past-Tense Verbs Up Close puts the spotlight on this tricky grammar trouble spot. It boasts plenty of opportunities for practicing your language skills, as well as extensive examples based on a conversational style that will keep you engaged. The book also features a unique answer key that gives you more than just a listing of correct answers; it clues you in on the "why" behind them.

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375420525
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Explorations

Author: Susan Schunk
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9780838411889
Format: PDF
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Explorations: La Littérature du Monde Français combines engaging literary readings at the intermediate level with a step-by-step approach to reading development. Through a progressive and systematic application of reading strategies, students become more sophisticated readers and interpreters of the written text. - Back cover.

Twilight of the Titans

Author: Paul K. MacDonald
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501717111
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this bold new perspective on the United States–China power transition, Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent examine all great power transitions since 1870. They find that declining and rising powers have strong incentives to moderate their behavior at moments when the hierarchy of great powers is shifting. How do great powers respond to decline? they ask. What options do great powers have to slow or reverse their descent? In Twilight of the Titans, MacDonald and Parent challenge claims that policymakers for great powers, unwilling to manage decline through moderation, will be pushed to extreme measures. Tough talk, intimidation, provocation, and preventive war, they write, are not the only alternatives to defeat. Surprisingly, retrenchment tends not to make declining states tempting prey for other states nor does it promote domestic dysfunction. What retrenchment does encourage is resurrection. Only states that retrench have recovered their former position. MacDonald and Parent show how declining states tend to behave, what policy options they have to choose from, how rising states respond to decline, and what conditions reward which strategies. Using case studies that include Great Britain in 1872 and 1908, Russia in 1888 and 1903, and France in 1893 and 1924, Twilight of the Titans offers clear evidence that declining powers have a wide array of options at their disposal and offers guidance on how to use the right tools at the right time. The result is a comprehensive rethinking of power transition and hegemonic war theories and a different approach to the policy problems that declining states face. What matters most, the authors write, is the strategic choices made by the great powers.

The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393004595
Format: PDF
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A selection of essays and letters by the 1st century Roman philosopher.