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Tailspin
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

Tailspin

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-05-29
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  • Publisher: Vintage

In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half century, America’s core values—meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself—have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessne...

The Brill Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 811

The Brill Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010
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  • Publisher: BRILL

The Brill Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa is the fruit of wide-ranging collaboration between experts in Philology, Philosophy, History and Theology. These scholars shared the desire to develop a comprehensive reference work that would help attract more people to the tudy of the 'Father of Fathers' and assist them in their work. Gregory of Nyssa's thought is at once quintessentially classic and modern, as it speaks directly to the contemporary reader. As interest in Gregory has increased along with the number of works devoted to him, the need for a comprehensive introduction and bibliographical reference work has arisen. In order to meet this need, more than forty scholars from various disciplines and perspectives have contributed to this work. In two hundred articles, the Brill Dictionary of Gregory of Nyssa provides a symphonic vision of the studies on Gregory of Nyssa and his thought.

History of the J.G. Brill Company
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 246

History of the J.G. Brill Company

From a small horsecar building firm established in 1868, the J. G. Brill Company grew to be a world leader in a rapidly evolving and growing industry that at the time of the First World War was the fifth largest in the United States. Besides its successful line of trolleys and other electric cars, Brill built horsecars, cable cars, narrow-gauge and gas-propelled cars for railroads, and even buses and trolley buses. The Brill policy was to build whatever the customer wanted. With no job considered too small or too peculiar, some delightfully wacky cars were produced, and Brill employees gained valuable experience in all the varied aspects of car building. As the transportation industry's moti...

E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 578

E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: BRILL

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Contemporary American Indian Literatures & the Oral Tradition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 259

Contemporary American Indian Literatures & the Oral Tradition

A literary study of Native American literature analyzes its sources in oral tradition, offering a theory of "conversive" critical theory as a way of understanding Indian literature's themes and concerns.

History of Russian Church Music, 988-1917
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 209

History of Russian Church Music, 988-1917

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1982
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Brill's Companion to Statius
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 724

Brill's Companion to Statius

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-03-13
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  • Publisher: BRILL

In Brill’s Companion to Statius, thirty-four newly commissioned chapters from internationally recognized experts provide a comprehensive overview of various approaches to arguably the most important poet of the Flavian period in Rome.

America's Bitter Pill
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 528

America's Bitter Pill

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-01-05
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  • Publisher: Random House

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • America’s Bitter Pill is Steven Brill’s acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It’s a fly-on-the-wall account of the titanic fight to pass a 961-page law aimed at fixing America’s largest, most dysfunctional industry. It’s a penetrating chronicle of how the profiteering that Brill first identified in his trailblazing Time magazine cover story continues, despite Obamacare. And it is the first complete, inside account of how President Obama persev...

Brill's Companion to Lucan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 625

Brill's Companion to Lucan

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-09-23
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  • Publisher: BRILL

The present collection samples the most current approaches to Lucan’s poem, its themes, its dialogue with other texts, its reception in medieval and early modern literature, and its relevance to audiences of all times.

Brill Among the Ruins
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 375

Brill Among the Ruins

The story of a middle-aged American man searching for himself in the ruins of Mexico. At the start of this vibrant and invigorating novel, Robert Brill has a farm, a law practice, a daughter in high school, a son fighting in Vietnam, and a wife who deep dives into the sherry bottle every night. What more can a typical midwesterner ask for in the late 1960s? A lot, thinks Brill. Tired of distracting himself with drinking, hunting, and sleeping around, Brill leaves Illinois and his family to join an archaeological dig in Puebla, Mexico. As he sifts through pre-Columbian artifacts, Brill considers the ruins of his life and imagines what might have been. One exhilarating fantasy involves a beautiful and free-spirited woman named Gabby. If there is a lesson to be learned from cataloging ancient pottery sherds, however, it is that the past never disappears, no matter how far you try to run from it. Hilarious, candid, and deeply felt, Brill Among the Ruins is considered by many critics to be Vance Bourjaily’s finest novel.