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Jacques Barzun, "Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Aug. 4, 2016
Jacques Barzun, "Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers"

Jacques Barzun, "Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers"
Harper & Row | 1976 | ISBN: 0060405139 | English | PDF | 249 pages | 55.2 Mb

In 'Simple & Direct', Jacques Barzun, celebrated author and educator, distills from a lifetime of writing and teaching his thoughts about the craft of writing. In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct even the most ponderous style. Exercises, model passages — both literary and unorthodox — and hundreds of often amusing examples of usage gone wrong demonstrate the process of making intelligent choices and guide us toward developing strong and distinctive prose.

Jacques Barzun, "Classic, Romantic and Modern"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Aug. 4, 2016
Jacques Barzun, "Classic, Romantic and Modern"

Jacques Barzun, "Classic, Romantic and Modern"
Univ Of Chicago Pr | 1975 | ISBN: 0226038521 | English | PDF | 270 pages | 59.3 Mb

Drawing from the works of influential figures in art and literature, the author traces the development of romanticism from classicism and the emergence of the modern ego.
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present [Audiobook] {Repost}

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present [Audiobook] by Jacques Barzun
English | May 1, 2013 | ISBN: 147088741X, 0786190736 | [email protected] kbps | 39 hrs 50 minshrs mins | 2.67 GB
Narrator: Edward Lewis
Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950

Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 by Charles Murray
English | Nov 9, 2004 | ISBN: 9780060929640 | ASIN: 0060929642 | 688 Pages | PDF | 9 MB

A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence.
Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West

Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 128 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 20:37:49 | 2008 | ISBN-10: 1400156297 | 1.1 GB
Genre: History

In the tradition of Jared Diamond and Jacques Barzun, prize-winning historian Anthony Pagden presents a sweeping history of the long struggle between East and West, from the Greeks to the present day. The relationship between East and West has always been one of turmoil. In this historical tour de force, a renowned historian leads us from the world of classical antiquity, through the Dark Ages, to the Crusades, Europe's resurgence, and the dominance of the Ottoman Empire, which almost shattered Europe entirely. Pagden travels from Napoleon in Egypt to Europe's carving up of the finally moribund Ottomans—creating the modern Middle East along the way—and on to the present struggles in Iraq.

From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present (Audiobook)  

Posted by advisors at Aug. 2, 2013
From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present (Audiobook)

From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present (Audiobook) By Jacques Barzun, read by Edward Lewis
Unabridged edition 2008 | 38 hours and 34 mins | ISBN: 0786190736 | MP3 160 kbps | 2.71 GB
Anthony Pagden - Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West

Anthony Pagden - Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Genre: History World | Time: 20:35:48 | Publisher: Tantor Audio | ASIN: B0016L6L1O | March 11, 2008
Language: English | Audiobook in MP3 / 64 kbps | ~590 MB

In the tradition of Jared Diamond and Jacques Barzun, prize-winning historian Anthony Pagden presents a sweeping history of the long struggle between East and West, from the Greeks to the present day. The relationship between East and West has always been one of turmoil. In this historical tour de force, a renowned historian leads us from the world of classical antiquity, through the Dark Ages, to the Crusades, Europe's resurgence, and the dominance of the Ottoman Empire, which almost shattered Europe entirely…
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present

Jacques Barzun “From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present"
Harper Perennial | 2001-05-01 | ISBN: 0060928832 | 912 pages | PDF | 20 MB

Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation but Missed the History Books

Mark C. Carnes - Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation but Missed the History Books
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195168836 | PDF | 2003 | 336 pages | 2,0 MB

A pillar of support at reference desks, American National Biography sparked a marketing idea for its publisher: recruit 50 well-known contemporary authors to pick from it a once-significant, now-obscure person, and reprint the ANB article prefaced by the selector's one-page justification. The result is necessarily subjective–few of these selectors, who predominantly hail from spheres of music, literature, or popular culture, choose a figure from science, sports, or war–yet it's interestingly inquisitive. How does obscurity smother formerly bright fame? As varied as the individual subjects, some selectors, such as Jacques Barzun (on critic John Jay Chapman) or Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (on historian George Bancroft), concisely point to changing tastes. Others answer the question more obliquely: the mainstream success of a musical genre such as the blues or the widespread acceptance of birth control erodes the impact of its pioneers. That's a shame, because each of these ANB subjects left a mark perceptible in modern America, filling this volume with surprises for even the most widely read.