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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...ion Publication Publication War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...s full of things evidently in con- stant use. The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, t... ...ting table, on which stood miniature portraits and which was littered with books and papers. The princess was as untidy as her father was tidy. She pu... ...dness some people have for confus- ing their minds by dwelling on mystical books that merely awaken their doubts and excite their imagination, giving ... ...tin. Glancing through the army orders, Pierre found in one of them, in the lists of killed, wounded, and rewarded, the name of Nicholas Rostov, awarde...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT Final FM.1pp 7/17/04 5:25 PM Page i List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii–xiv Pr... ...omeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM 47 2.1 A Declaration of War 47 2.2 Bin Ladin’s App... ... of War 47 2.2 Bin Ladin’s Appeal in the Islamic World 48 2.3 The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988–1992) 55 2.4 Building an Organization, De... ...lation of intellectual capital.A university cul- ture with its versions of books and articles was giving way to the culture of the newsroom. During th... ... In the first months of 1999, the Joint Staff had developed broader target lists to undertake a “focused campaign” against the infrastructure of Bin L... ...eratives basic English words and phrases. He showed them how to read phone books,interpret airline timetables,use the Inter- net, use code words in co... ...uld have suggested changes to fix glaring vulnerabilities—expanding no-fly lists, searching passen- gers identified by the CAPPS screening system, dep... ...locate your base? Some of the same places come up again and again on their lists: • western Pakistan and the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region • sout... ..., see Henri Pirenne, A History of Europe, trans. Bernard Miall (University Books, 1956), pp. 25–26. 7. See Martin Marty and R. Scott Appleby , eds., F...

...Excerpt: We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners--five Republicans and five Democra...

...CONTENTS List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii?xiv Preface xv 1. ?WE HAVE SOME PLANES? 1 1.1 Inside the Four Flights 1 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION O...

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Two Penniless Princesses

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...blication Two Penniless Princesses by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...e lad; ‘I long for the fair churches and cloisters and the learned men and books that my father tells of. My mother says that her brother, that I am n... ...haucer’s poetry by heart, the chief way in which people could as yet enjoy books, and there was an interchange between them of “Blind Harry “and of th... ...uecento. Eleanor and Annis were entranced, and the Prioress, see- ing that books had an attraction for her younger guest, prom- ised her on the morrow... ... while Eleanor could not help pausing to say, ‘She is more blithe than she lists to own! Sir Patrick, what the fellows claim must come from my uncle’s... ...rd, to bolster up my state like King Herod in a mystery play. If my father lists, he may send me out a band, but the Douglas shall have Douglas’s men,... ...n his eye of cousinly teasing. ‘ An’ ye do not, I shall proclaim ye in the lists at Nanci as a corbie messenger and mansworn squire, unworthy of your ...

...le, standing on steep rocks above the North Sea, was not only inaccessible on that side, but from its donjon tower commanded a magnificent view, both of the expanse of waves, taking purple tints from the shadows of the clouds, with here and there a sail fleeting before the wind, and of the rugged headlands of the coast, point beyond point, the nearer distinct, and showing ...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...Robert Louis Stevenson (1912 Chatto and Windus edition) is a publica- tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...R AT HOME “THIS IS NO MY AIN HOUSE; I ken by the biggin’ o’t.” T wo recent books* one by Mr. Grant White on England, one on France by the diabolically... ...reat stillness and solitude for the rebellious mind, when in the dearth of books and play, and in the intervals of studying the Shorter Catechism, the... ...ad, with strange extremes of pity and derision, the memorials of the dead. Books were the proper remedy: books of vivid human im- port, forcing upon t... ...we attain to worthy pleasures. Men and women contend for each other in the lists of love, like rival mesmerists; the ac- tive and adroit decide their ... ...II SINCE THE ABOVE was written another novelist has entered repeatedly the lists of theory: one well worthy of mention, Mr. W. D. Howells; and none ev...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Foreigner At Home. ?This is no my ain house; I ken by the biggin? o?t.? Two recent books* one by Mr. Grant White on England, one on France by the diabolically clever Mr. Hillebrand, may well have set people thinking on the divisions of races and nations. Such thoughts should arise with particular congruity ...

...ER VII: THE MANSE .......................................................................................................... 48 CHAPTER VIII: MEMOIRS OF AN ISLET .................................................................................... 53 CHAPTER IX: THOMAS STEVENSON ? CIVIL ENGINEER...................................................... 58 CHAPTER X: TALK AND TA...

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