Little  Big

Little Big


  • Release: 2012-05-22
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 576 page
  • ISBN: 9780062124043
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John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.

The Rise of Little Big Norway

The Rise of Little Big Norway


  • Release: 2019-11-30
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 386 page
  • ISBN: 9781785271946
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"The Rise of Little Big Norway" explores the unlikely rise of Norway from peripherality to today’s global steward with an enviable work-life balance, influential oil fund and Arctic front-row seat. Drawing on wide-ranging source material, John Ross’s original approach combines astute observation, thoughtful analysis and a flowing essay style, leavened with the comparative insight that only a seasoned observer of the region can bring. The book examines the settings, histories and niche elements that lend Norway its distinctiveness and differentiate it from its Nordic neighbors. It gives special attention to the northern and Arctic dimensions of Norwegian life and elaborates a connecting thematic thread, the mobility that once took Vikings across the Atlantic in open boats and makes today’s Norwegians the most-traveled people on the planet. The result is a carefully crafted general study of Norway, a country long overlooked in favor of its Nordic neighbors but now a quiet force in its own right and a touchstone for twenty-first century issues ranging from identity politics to the Arctic melt. This book fills a major gap in the literature on Norway and the Nordic region.

Little Big

Little Big


  • Release: 2015-09
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9780802854629
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Little Big Men

Little Big Men


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  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 326 page
  • ISBN: 1438409257
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Little Big Men is a study of competitive bodybuilders on the West Coast that examines the subculture from the perspective of bodybuilders’ everyday activities. It offers fascinating descriptions and insightful analogies of an important and understudied subculture that has risen to widespread popularity in today’s mass culture. Alan Klein conducted his field study of bodybuilding in some of the world’s best-known gyms. In studying the social and political relations of bodybuilding competitors, Klein explores not only gym dynamics but also the internal and external pressures bodybuilders face. Central to his examination is the critique of masculinity. Through his study of “hustling” among bodybuilders, Klein is able to construct a social-psychological male configuration that includes narcissism, homophobia, hypermasculinity, and fascism. Because they exist as exaggerations, these bodybuilder traits come to represent one end of the continuum of modern masculinity, what Klein terms comic-book masculinity. This study is a rare foray into the critique of contemporary American macho.

Little Big Books

Little Big Books


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 239 page
  • ISBN: 3899554469
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Featuring the work of the best up-and-comming illustrators and creators of picture books for children, Little Big Books is a captivating showcase of what is state-of-the-art in today's children's books. Despite, or because of, the ubiquity of televisions and computers, picture books have remained popular with kids and parents. These books have also not lost their appeal for illustrators and publishing houses - not least because a hit chrldren's book can serve as the lucrative basis for TV programs, video games, toys, or other merchandising. In addition to its presentation of cutting-edge visuals from around the world. Little Big Books offers insightful texts for those who hope to create or market visual content for children. These include interviews with experts about the educational aspects, make-up, and psychology of children's picture books as well as the significiance of children's book awards and practical advice on publishing rights and licensing. Little Big Books is rounded out with an introduction that puts current work into the historical context of classic books by the genre's seminal pioneers.

The Little Big Horn  1876

The Little Big Horn 1876


  • Release: 1990-01-01
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 203 page
  • ISBN: 0803286015
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Noting that the documents pertaining to the Battle of the Little Big Horn are often garbled in editing and quoted out of context, Loyd J. Overfield set out to compile the original orders, letters, and telegrams that put a great fighting machine into motion and soon conveyed the shock of its destruction. Far more readable than today's official documents, they carry the sound of individual voices and clearly state the circumstances surrounding Custer's fall. The communications of this collection begin with Custer's successful plea to President Grant, who in a fit of pique had originally forbidden him to join his regiment in fighting the hostile Indians. A series of carefully spelled-out field orders is followed by a letter from Major Marcus Reno asking for medical aid for his wounded men after two days of fighting. Included are dispatches from Reno, Gen. Alfred H. Terry, Col. John Gibbon, Capt. Frederick Benteen, and Capt. E.W. Smith. The rosters of officers and enlisted men who fought at the Little Big Horn will be of interest to Custer buffs and historians and also to family genealogists trying to trace ancestors who made history there. Overfield has provided primary sources that amount to a detailed postmortem of events from participants only too aware that history would ask questions.