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The Sultan Speaks: Dialogue in English Plays and Histories about the Ottoman Turks

by L. McJannet

The first study of English historical plays about the Turks, using works in Greek, Arabic, and Turkish. Drawing on Bakhtin's concept of the dialogic, McJannet shows that instead of adverse authorial commentary playwrights such as Marlowe and Fulke Greville use dialogue and commentary to enhance the sultan's stature and mitigate his negative acts.

Summarizing Information: Including CD-ROM “SimSum”, Simulation of Summarizing, for Macintosh and Windows

by Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer

This monograph summarizes what we know about summarizing, and offers a detailed analysis of professional summarizing. A computer simulation of the cognitive processes in expert summarizers is offered on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Summary Justice: Judges Address Juries

by Paul Robertshaw

This is a study of the practice of judicial summing-up to juries, and of the language of persuasion and rhetoric in the English criminal process. The book examines those statements normally occurring in criminal courts, but also in the High Court, in defamation trials and in "civil liberty" torts in the county courts. The text of these summaries can vary in length, and are significant in that they break the flow between advocates' turn-taking - especially their final speeches. In addition to its linguistic concerns, the book considers the practice of summing-up as a legal problem - as unrecognized advocacy - and examines alternatives, such as the North American and Scottish minimalist legal model, and a reformed summing up of patterned structure.

Summer Rolls (Oberon Modern Plays)

by Tuyen Do

The Nguyen family are nursing deep wounds and secrets. Escaping war-torn Vietnam has left scars that no one is willing to talk about. As the family gradually integrates into their new life in Britain, the youngest daughter Mai turns to photography, her camera becoming a conduit through which she navigates her dual identity as a second-generation immigrant and chronicles her community's experiences. Tuyen Do's Summer Rolls is a sweeping generational saga that follows the lives, secrets, and traumas of a British-Vietnamese family.

A Summer with Pascal

by Antoine Compagnon

From an eminent scholar, a spirited introduction to one of the great polymaths in the history of Europe.Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) is best known in the English-speaking world for his contributions to mathematics and physics, with both a triangle and a law in fluid mechanics named after him. Meanwhile, the classic film My Night at Maud’s popularized Pascal’s wager, an invitation to faith that has inspired generations of theologians. Despite the immensity of his reputation, few read him outside French schools. In A Summer with Pascal, celebrated literary critic Antoine Compagnon opens our minds to a figure somehow both towering and ignored.Compagnon provides a bird’s-eye view of Pascal’s life and significance, making this volume an ideal introduction. Still, scholars and neophytes alike will profit greatly from his masterful readings of the Pensées—a cornerstone of Western philosophy—and the Provincial Letters, in which Pascal advanced wry theological critiques of his contemporaries. The concise, taut chapters build upon one another, easing into writings often thought to be forbidding and dour. With Compagnon as our guide, these works are not just accessible but enchanting.A Summer with Pascal brings the early modern thinker to life in the present. In an age of profound existential doubt and assaults on truth and reason, in which religion and science are so often crudely opposed, Pascal’s sophisticated commitment to both challenges us to meet the world with true intellectual vigor.

Summus Mathematicus et Omnis Humanitatis Pater: The Vitae of Vittorino da Feltre and the Spirit of Humanism (Archimedes #33)

by Anja-Silvia Goeing

This book revises the picture of the teacher and educator of princes, Vittorino Rambaldoni da Feltre (c. 1378, Feltre -- 1446, Mantua), taking a completely new approach to show his work and life from the individual perspectives created by his students and contemporaries. From 1423 to 1446, Vittorino da Feltre was in charge of a school in Mantua, where his students included not only the offspring of Italy’s princes, but also the first generation of authors dealing with books in print. Among his students were historians like Bartolomeo Sacchi (named Platina), who wrote an extensive history of the popes, and mathematicians like Jacopo Cassiano (Cremonensis), who translated the work of Archimedes from Greek into Latin. Vittorino is still regarded as the educationalist of Italian Renaissance humanism per sé. This work not only contributes to the study of the history of Italian humanist institutions, it also uses available sources to demonstrate the development of a new attitude to education in Italy.

The Sun Tyrant: A Nightmare Called North Korea

by JP Floru

When Londoner JP Floru tags along with three friends running the marathon in Pyongyang, little could have prepared him for what he witnessed. Shown by two minders what the regime wants them to see during their nine-day trip, the group is astounded when witnessing people bowing to their leaders' statues; being told not to take photos of the leaders' feet; and hearing the hushed reverence with which people recite the history invented by the regime to keep itself in power. Often, the group did not understand what they were seeing: from the empty five-lane motorway to the missing fifth floor of their Yanggakdo Hotel on an island in the Pudong River; many answers only came through extensive research of the few sources that exist about this hermit country. Shocking and scary, The Sun Tyrant uncovers the oddities and tragedies at the heart of the world's most secretive regime, and shows what happens when a population is reduced to near-slavery in the twenty-first century.

Sunburn: The unofficial history of the Sun newspaper in 99 headlines

by James Felton

'James Felton makes me laugh like a bellend' Robert Webb'James Felton makes me laugh every day' Marina Hyde'James never fails to make me laugh and then think, then laugh some more' Dermot O'Leary You should buy this book if: a) you dislike the Sun, but have never actually read it to know why and/or b) you're still not sure how we got into this mess. Using his famed on-the-nose commentary, Twitter legend James Felton has dissected 99 of the most outlandish stories the Sun (for a long time the biggest-selling British newspaper) has run since it became a tabloid in 1969, hoping to answer once and for all whether the press has reflected - or manipulated - the British people over the last 50 years. Included: joke-riddled and illustrated analyses of the Sun's most infamous stories about celebrities, war, royals, crime, the LGBTQ+ community, migrants, the EU, politics, bacon sandwiches and page 3.Not included: A blindfold. We suggest reading through your fingers instead.

Sunday Best: 80 Great Books from a Lifetime of Reviews

by John Carey

A collection of John Carey’s greatest, wisest, and wittiest reviews—amassed over a lifetime of writing In 1977, newly installed as a professor of English at Oxford, John Carey took the position of chief reviewer for the Sunday Times. In a career spanning over 40 years and upwards of 1,000 reviews, Carey has kept abreast of the brightest and best books of the day, distilling his thoughts each week for the entertainment of Sunday readers. Contained in this volume is the cream of that substantial crop: a choice selection of the books which Carey has most cherished. Covering subjects as diverse as the science of laughter, the art of Grayson Perry, the history of madness, and Sylvia Plath’s letters, this is a collection of treats and surprises, suffused with careful thought, wisdom, and enjoyment. The result is a compendium of titles that have stood the test of time, offered with Carey’s warmest recommendation.

The Sunday Times Investigates: Reporting That Made History

by Jonathan Calvert

The national newspaper is famous for it’s insight investigative journalist team. These are the selection of best articles from that team.

Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN'S Q&A and Booknotes

by Brian Lamb C-SPAN

For the last 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment television for many Americans. During that time, host Brian Lamb has invited people to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations about contemporary society and history. In today's soundbite culture that hour remains one of television's last vestiges of in-depth, civil conversation.First came C-SPAN's Booknotes in 1989, which by the time it ended in December 2004, was the longest-running author-interview program in American broadcast history. Many of the most notable nonfiction authors of its era were featured over the course of 800 episodes, and the conversations became a defining hour for the network and for nonfiction writers.In January 2005, C-SPAN embarked on a new chapter with the launch of Q and A. Again one hour of uninterrupted conversation but the focus was expanded to include documentary film makers, entrepreneurs, social workers, political leaders and just about anyone with a story to tell.To mark this anniversary Lamb and his team at C-SPAN have assembled Sundays at Eight, a collection of the best unpublished interviews and stories from the last 25 years. Featured in this collection are historians like David McCullough, Ron Chernow and Robert Caro, reporters including April Witt, John Burns and Michael Weisskopf, and numerous others, including Christopher Hitchens, Brit Hume and Kenneth Feinberg.In a March 2001 Booknotes interview 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt described the show's success this way: "All you have to do is tell me a story.” This collection attests to the success of that principle, which has guided Lamb for decades. And his guests have not disappointed, from the dramatic escape of a lifelong resident of a North Korean prison camp, to the heavy price paid by one successful West Virginia businessman when he won 314 million in the lottery, or the heroic stories of recovery from the most horrific injuries in modern-day warfare. Told in the series' signature conversational manner, these stories come to life again on the page. Sundays at Eight is not merely a token for fans of C-SPAN's interview programs, but a collection of significant stories that have helped us understand the world for a quarter-century.

Sunshine Books, Concept Books, Level 1, Pack 1: Spider (PDF)

by Gavin Bishop

A concept-book which is part of the Sunshine reading scheme for primary schools. Spider makes her way into the house and spins a web.

Sunshine Extensions: Auntie Maria and the Cat

by Joy Cowley

Short story about Auntie Maria, cats and a dog called Meg. Alternate 9781927148457

Sunshine Extensions: Auntie Maria and the Cat (PDF)

by Joy Cowley

Short story about Auntie Maria, cats and a dog called Meg. Alternate 9781927148457

Sunshine Spirals, Set 2: The Space Monster (PDF)

by Jillian Cutting

This book contains three stories: The Space Monster The Train The Spaceship A guided reading programme for the National Literacy Hour, the Spirals strand of the Sunshine series is designed to introduce and reinforce the NLS required high frequency words for Reception and some of the words at Years 1 to 3.nbsp;

Sunshine Spirals, Set 3: The Penguins (PDF)

by Jillian Cutting

A guided reading programme for the National Literacy Hour, the Spirrals strand of the Sunshine series is designed to introduce and reinforce the NLS required high frequency words for Reception and some of the words at Years 1 to 3.nbsp; This book contains three stories: The Penguins, Trucks and Moving House.

Sunshine Spirals, Set 6: Ali's Story

by Jan Wells

These stories introduce, repeat and consolidate the essential vocabulary that children need to become fluent readers. The key words and phrases chosen for reinforcement are those most commonly required by children for their own writing. In the first story, Ali takes a monkey home. In the second story, Ali goes fishing with dad.

Sunshine Spirals, Set 6: Ali's Story (PDF)

by Jan Wells

These stories introduce, repeat and consolidate the essential vocabulary that children need to become fluent readers. The key words and phrases chosen for reinforcement are those most commonly required by children for their own writing. In the first story, Ali takes a monkey home. In the second story, Ali goes fishing with dad.

A Super Happy Story (Modern Plays)

by Jon Brittain Matthew Floyd Jones

A fun, silly and sad show for anyone whose brain isn't always on their side. Sally's a happy person. She doesn't let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she's got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn't the person she wants to be....But she doesn't want anyone to know about it. Written by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain with original music by Matthew Floyd Jones this new musical comedy mixes storytelling, live music and sketch comedy.

A Super Happy Story (Modern Plays)

by Jon Brittain Matthew Floyd Jones

A fun, silly and sad show for anyone whose brain isn't always on their side. Sally's a happy person. She doesn't let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she's got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn't the person she wants to be....But she doesn't want anyone to know about it. Written by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain with original music by Matthew Floyd Jones this new musical comedy mixes storytelling, live music and sketch comedy.

Super High Resolution (Modern Plays)

by Nathan Ellis

I like being a doctor but I'm slowly growing to hate the sight of sick people.Being a doctor is a really good job and you get to save lives and help people, so Anna is determined not to quit. But when her patient runs out on her, and her personal life starts to spiral, she's not sure how much more she can take.Super High Resolution is a play about being a doctor in the modern NHS and the limits of anyone's ability to care for other people.Nathan Ellis' fast-paced and darkly funny play was published to coincide with the premiere at Soho Theatre.

Super High Resolution (Modern Plays)

by Nathan Ellis

I like being a doctor but I'm slowly growing to hate the sight of sick people.Being a doctor is a really good job and you get to save lives and help people, so Anna is determined not to quit. But when her patient runs out on her, and her personal life starts to spiral, she's not sure how much more she can take.Super High Resolution is a play about being a doctor in the modern NHS and the limits of anyone's ability to care for other people.Nathan Ellis' fast-paced and darkly funny play was published to coincide with the premiere at Soho Theatre.

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne

by Katherine Rundell

Sometime religious outsider and social disaster, sometime celebrity preacher and establishment darling, John Donne was incapable of being just one thing. In his myriad lives he was a scholar of law, a sea adventurer, a priest, an MP - and perhaps the greatest love poet in the history of the English language. Along the way he converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, was imprisoned for marrying a sixteen-year old girl without her father's consent; struggled to feed a family of ten children; and was often ill and in pain. He was a man who suffered from black surges of misery, yet expressed in his verse many breathtaking impressions of electric joy and love.

Super Reading Secrets

by Howard Stephen Berg

Devised by the man recorded in Guinness as the world's fastest reader--80 pages per minutes--this is the only program that combines the most up-to-date learning techniques and psychological discoveries with proven speed-reading methods and ancient tools like meditation to significantly improve both reading speed and comprehension.

Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction

by Mark Weakland

Many teachers are frustrated with how spelling is traditionally taught and finding the time to support young spellers with explicit strategy instruction. Author Mark Weakland developed Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction, an approach to teaching spelling in a way that is research-based and tied to authentic reading and writing. Super Spellers helps teachers understand what their students need through frequent formative assessments. The book focuses on the scope of spelling instruction and teaching spelling strategies to increase students' word-solving skills. Once kids are comfortable and competent spellers they become super readers and writers, too. In addition to step-by-step guidance, each chapter features an If you only have 10 minutes lesson plan segment. The appendix contains word inventories, a sample scope and sequence, examples of spelling list transformation, and word ladder activities.

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