The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release: 2012-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780547572482
Language: en
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In a classic work of alternate history, the United States is divided up and ruled by the Axis powers after the defeat of the Allies during World War II. Reissue. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy
Author: Bruce Krajewski,Joshua Heter
Release: 2017-08-04
Editor: Open Court Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812699685
Language: en
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The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, about an “alternate present” (beginning in the 1960s) in which Germany and Japan won World War II, with the former Western US occupied by Japan, the former Eastern US occupied by Nazi Germany, and a small “neutral zone” between them. A theme of the story is that in this alternative world there is eager speculation, fueled by the illicit newsreel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, about how the world would have been different if America had won the war. In The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers look at philosophical issues raised by this ongoing enterprise in “alternative history.” One question is whether it really made a profound difference that the Allies won the war, and exactly what differences in everyday life we may expect to arise from an apparent historical turning point. Could it be that some dramatic historical events have only superficial consequences, while some unnoticed occurrences lead to catastrophic results? Another topic is the quest for truth in a world of government misinformation, and how dissenting organizations can make headway.

The Man in the High Castle Creating the Alt World

The Man in the High Castle  Creating the Alt World
Author: Mike Avila
Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781789092608
Language: en
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Discover the alt worlds of The Man in the High Castle in this exclusive collection of art. Packed with concept art, final designs, and artist commentary plus previously unseen storyboards. The Man in the High Castle is the hit Amazon series, inspired by Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, that offers a glimpse into a chilling alternate timeline in which Hitler was victorious in World War II. In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, Juliana Crain discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes. Exploring the realpolitik of all four seasons of the show, this lavish and richly detailed coffee table book takes readers from the Greater Nazi Reich to the Japanese Pacific States. Featuring sumptuous production art, set photography, costume designs and interviews with key cast and crew, The Man in the High Castle: Creating the Alt World will transport readers into the worlds of this award-winning series.

Ubik

Ubik
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release: 2008
Editor: Subterranean
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1596061693
Language: en
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The screenplay version of the seminal sf novel, out of print for more than two decades.

Playing Tough

Playing Tough
Author: Roger I. Abrams
Release: 2013
Editor: UPNE
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781555538156
Language: en
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Playing Tough is an entertaining and thoroughly enlightening look at the unique and surprisingly outsized role that sports have played in politics and history. Ever since the bread and circuses of Rome, sports have been used as a tool to entertain the masses and to instill civic pride. Abrams shows both the positive and the negative ways in which sports and politics have coalesced, from the rabid nationalism of the 1936 Nazi Olympics, the political grudge match of the Louis and Schmeling fights, and the "futbol war" between Honduras and Costa Rica to the inspiring stories of South Africa's rugby nation-building and Muhammad Ali's brave antiwar stance, which nearly cost him his career. Abrams is an informed and impassioned writer who chronicles the profoundly creative and destructive influence that sports have on the political life of our nation and the world. This book will be of interest to any and all sports and politics enthusiasts and is a wonderful introduction for course creation and adoption.

The Afrika Reich

The Afrika Reich
Author: Guy Saville
Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780805095944
Language: en
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From Guy Saville, the explosive new thriller of a world that so nearly existed Africa, 1952. More than a decade has passed since Britain's humiliation at Dunkirk brought an end to the war and the beginning of an uneasy peace with Hitler. The swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. Britain and a victorious Nazi Germany have divided the continent. The SS has crushed the native populations and forced them into labor. Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle, jet fighters patrol the skies. For almost a decade an uneasy peace has ensued. Now, however, the plans of Walter Hochburg, messianic racist and architect of Nazi Africa, threaten Britain's ailing colonies. Sent to curb his ambitions is Burton Cole: a one-time assassin torn between the woman he loves and settling an old score with Hochburg. If he fails unimaginable horrors will be unleashed on the continent. No one – black or white – will be spared. But when his mission turns to disaster, Burton must flee for his life. It is a flight that will take him from the unholy ground of Kongo to SS slave camps to war-torn Angola – and finally a conspiracy that leads to the dark heart of The Afrika Reich itself.

Japan s Imperial Army

Japan s Imperial Army
Author: Edward J. Drea
Release: 2016-05
Editor: Modern War Studies (Paperback)
Pages: 352
ISBN: UCSD:31822037464724
Language: en
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"This brief history of Japan's first modern army covers events from the 1850s through 1945. It is an introductory synthesis told mainly from secondary sources, most in the Japanese language." --Preface.

Miss Lonelyhearts

Miss Lonelyhearts
Author: Nathanael West,Howard Teichmann
Release: 1959-10
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Pages: 84
ISBN: 082220763X
Language: en
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THE STORY: As described by Atkinson in the NY Times: A scornful feature editor of a newspaper picks an ambitious young reporter to conduct the advice of the lovelorn column. Ambitious, opportunistic, 'Miss Lonelyhearts,' as the conductor of the co

The Lottery

The Lottery
Author: Shirley Jackson
Release: 2008
Editor: The Creative Company
Pages: 32
ISBN: 158341584X
Language: en
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A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

An Inspector Calls and Other Plays

An Inspector Calls and Other Plays
Author: J. B. Priestley
Release: 2001-03-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141917115
Language: en
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'We don't live alone ... We are responsible for each other' A policeman interrupts a rich family's dinner to question them about the suicide of a young working-class girl. As their guilty secrets are gradually revealed over the course of the evening, 'An Inspector Calls', J. B. Priestley's most famous play, shows us the terrible consequences of poverty and inequality. The other powerful plays in this collection - 'Time and the Conways', 'I Have Been Here Before' and 'The Linden Tree' - explore time, fate, free will and the effects of war. 'A vastly talented and exceptionally versatile and wise writer' Iris Murdoch 'Priestley was volcanic, fertile ... and never dull' Anthony Burgess If you enjoyed An Inspector Calls, you might like Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release: 2008-02-26
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780345508553
Language: en
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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick “The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner “A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”—The New York Times “[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”—Rolling Stone

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780345809339
Language: en
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Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international bestseller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation on the high cost of duty. It is also one of the most subtle, sad and humorous love stories ever written. It is the summer of 1956, when Stevens, a man who has dedicated himself to his career as a perfect butler in the one-time great house of Darlington Hall, sets off on a holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and, unexpectedly, into his own past, especially his friendship with the housekeeper, Miss Kenton. As memories surface of his lifetime "in service" to Lord Darlington, and of his life between the wars, when the fate of the continent seemed to lie in the hands of a few men, he finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent beneath the carefully run world of his employer.

To the High Castle

To the High Castle
Author: Gregg Rickman
Release: 1989
Editor: Eastwind Studios
Pages: 451
ISBN: UOM:49015000948936
Language: en
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The Grasshopper Lies Heavy

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy
Author: Chandler Duke
Release: 2015-07-24
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1520331991
Language: en
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1966 -- a century after the Confederate States of America won the Civil War -- the Cold War rages. The Soviets control the west coast. The British have The Colonies. The Confederacy is a powder keg in the middle. A terrorist attack in dystopian Atlanta lights the fuse. A Captain in the KKK grows disillusioned with his country. A widow who won't grieve grows disillusioned with herself. A slave working at a weapons factory reaches his limits. A British invasion of Black Panthers. A Russian spy hides in plain sight. A President cashes in his chips. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy tells the story of an America on the brink- of war, of identity, of starting over.

English Literature Shakespeare

English Literature  Shakespeare
Author: Frank Northen Magill
Release: 1980
Editor: Salem Softbacks
Pages: 425
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003753931
Language: en
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Contains biographical information on Shakespeare, sonnets, critical analysis and summaries of his 37 plays, and quotations from his works.

The Armored Saint

The Armored Saint
Author: Myke Cole
Release: 2018-02-20
Editor: Tor.com
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780765395948
Language: en
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"Cole weaves a fantasy world that feels comfortably familiar, then goes to places you’d never expect. You won’t stop turning pages until the stunning finish." —Peter V. Brett Myke Cole, star of CBS's Hunted and author of the Shadow Ops series, debuts the Sacred Throne epic fantasy trilogy with The Armored Saint, a story of religious tyrants, arcane war-machines, and underground resistance that will enthrall epic fantasy readers of all ages. In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mind in Motion

Mind in Motion
Author: Patricia S. Warrick,Professor Patricia S Warrick
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 222
ISBN: UOM:39015013101277
Language: en
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Discussed here are the eight novels that Patricia Warrick considers representative of Dick’s finest writing—the works that will become classics, including The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Warrick shows that Dick had a remarkable sense of the cultural transformation taking place in the last half of the 20th century. Dick points out the cracks in our institutions, our ideologies, and our value systems that will inevitably lead to their collapse. His moral vision perceived a universe of infinite possibility, with shapes that constantly transformed themselves—a universe in process. And his mind was a mind in motion, constantly questioning, finding answers, rejecting them in order to seek other possibilities. For Dick, having fixed, unchangeable answers was tantamount to entropy and death.

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick Book Analysis

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K  Dick  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Release: 2019-05-20
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9782808019507
Language: en
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Man in the High Castle with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, a work of speculative fiction which imagines what the world would be like if the Allies had lost the Second World War. In this alternate history, America is occupied by Nazis and the Japanese, who have divided the continent between them and subjugated the native population. At a time of mounting international tension, a mysterious novel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, seems to offer readers an alternative reality, and with it a small glimmer of hope. Philip K. Dick was a pioneering and prolific science writer, and is also known for his novels Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and A Scanner Darkly. Find out everything you need to know about The Man in the High Castle in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0739444034
Language: en
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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Summarized for Busy People

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE   Summarized for Busy People
Author: Goldmine Reads
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Goldmine Reads
Pages: 49
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Language: en
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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. In the America of the year 1962, Jews remain in hiding—their real identities masked under fake names—and enslaving the black population is made legal yet again. It has been more than two decades since the United States lost World War II, and now the entire America is divided and occupied by the Nazis and the Japanese. Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. It is among the notable works which innovated the very definition of science fiction. The Man in the High Castle presents a harrowing description of another world—a world where the United States and the mighty power it once boasted are no longer. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!