BE LIKE THE FOX

Be Like the Fox follows Machiavelli's dramatic quest for political and human freedom through his own eyes.

Author: BENNER ERICA

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141974850

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LONGLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION NON-FICTION CROWN 2017 'Lively, compulsively readable, fluently written and unshowily erudite' Guardian 'A gripping portrait of a brilliant political thinker, who understood the dangers of authoritarianism and looked for ways to curb them even though independent speech had become impossible' The New Yorker 'A ripping read . . . fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox' Telegraph Niccol� Machiavelli lived in a fiercely competitive world, one where brute wealth, brazen liars and ruthless self-promoters seemed to carry off all the prizes; where the wealthy elite grew richer at the expense of their fellow citizens. In times like these, many looked to crusading religion to solve their problems, or they turned to a new breed of leaders - super-rich dynasties like the Medici or military strongmen like Cesare Borgia; upstarts from outside the old ruling classes. In the republic of Florence, Machiavelli and his contemporaries faced a choice: should they capitulate to these new princes, or fight to save the city's democratic freedoms? Be Like the Fox follows Machiavelli's dramatic quest for political and human freedom through his own eyes. Masterfully interweaving his words with those of his friends and enemies, Erica Benner breathes life into his penetrating, comical, often surprising comments on events. Far from the cynical henchman people think he was, Machiavelli emerges as his era's staunchest champion of liberty, a profound ethical thinker who refused to compromise his ideals to fit corrupt times. But he did sometimes have to mask his true convictions, becoming a great artist of fox-like dissimulation: a master of disguise in dangerous times.
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Be Like the Fox Machiavelli In His World

In Be Like the Fox, Erica Benner takes us back to Renaissance Florence, where newly liberated citizens fought to build a free republic after the Medici princes were exiled. Machiavelli dedicated his life to this struggle for freedom.

Author: Erica Benner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393609738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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“Remarkable, engaging.… Be Like the Fox can be read with pleasure by anyone interested in the craft of politics and the life of ideas.”—New York Times Book Review In the five hundred years since he wrote The Prince, Machiavelli’s name has been linked to tyranny and the doctrine that “the ends justify the means.” But that is not what he stood for. In Be Like the Fox, Erica Benner takes us back to Renaissance Florence, where newly liberated citizens fought to build a free republic after the Medici princes were exiled. Machiavelli dedicated his life to this struggle for freedom. But despite his heroic efforts, the Medici soon swept back into power. Forced out of politics and prevented from speaking freely, Machiavelli had to use his skills of foxlike dissimulation to defend democracy in an era of tyrannical princes. Drawing on his letters, political writings, hard-hitting satirical dramas, and conversations with kings and popes, Be Like the Fox reveals Machiavelli as an unlikely hero for our times.
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No Time Like the Future

His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and “get out of the lemonade business altogether.” Does he make it all of the way back? Read the book.

Author: Michael J. Fox

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250265623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox. The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism. His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges. In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses. Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, that included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson’s disease he’s had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and “get out of the lemonade business altogether.” Does he make it all of the way back? Read the book.
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Like a Fox to a Swallow

And where your fate is carved in stone, like the name of a dead man. If you stay a child in your heart, you can never leave such a place, never pull a sword and make your way out in the world. A heart like his also had to love this ...

Author: Ella Voss

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800460775

Category: Fiction

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Helen Kings and Alma Carneggio couldn’t be more different: Helen makes a living as a single-mum and partner in a London law firm, while Alma lives a privileged life as the wife of a Milanese industrial aristocrat. Yet, their lives are haunted by the same tragedy: the mysterious death of Luca Carneggio, Alma’s son and Helen’s lover- and the father of Helen’s teenage daughter Emmy, an illegitimate child and therefore a disgrace to the Carneggio family. While Alma drifts through her days on painkillers and tranquillizers, hiding in her family’s estate, Helen is keeping up the façade of a tough self-made woman. But in her quiet moments, only a ghost Luca keeps her company – and her resentment towards the Carneggios alive. She blames them for the dreams she had to give up. But as Emmy turns into a young adult, this truth is being challenged - until it finally falls apart. The reader follows Alma and Helen on their winded - and sometimes funny - ways to come to terms with their past, finding a new way of being after having lost what they loved the most. When Alma is suddenly stripped of her family corset, she begins to long for meeting her only granddaughter. But is it too late for a new beginning?
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Crazy like a Fox

But kindergarten teacher Lillian Smith is hoping the stories of the white-earred, white-pawed vixen—who brings luck and love to those who see her—are all true.

Author: Melinda Metz

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9781496728128

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Return to the charming mountain town of Fox Crossing, Maine—where nature lovers are welcome, the locals are friendly, and a single glimpse of a legendary fox can change your life forever. . . . YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE CRAZY TO LIVE HERE Most people think The Fox is just a folk tale, designed to lure tourists to their quiet little town on the Appalachian Trail. But kindergarten teacher Lillian Smith is hoping the stories of the white-earred, white-pawed vixen—who brings luck and love to those who see her—are all true. After a chance sighting of the fabled fox, Lillian hopes her hiker boyfriend Owen will finally propose. Instead, he publicly dumps her, claiming she’s not adventurous enough. Lillian’s determined to prove him wrong. But she sure could use some of that foxy magic to win him back . . . BUT IT HELPS . . . IF YOU’RE CRAZY LIKE A FOX Luckily, Lillian is not alone. She has her good friend Gavin, the local boot camp worker who agrees to help her reinvent herself—even though he thinks she’s fine the way she is. Then there are the townsfolk who also claim to have caught glimpses of The Fox: an offbeat musician with a downbeat career, a not-so-fortunate couple who’ve forgotten just how lucky they are, and a playwright whose life needs a second act. But if the fox legend is true, things always have a way of working out—for those crazy enough to keep believing . . . Praise for Melinda Metz’s Talk to the Paw "Filled with romance and adorable kitty antics . . . a light and cozy read that is awesome to curl up with, particularly alongside your own mischievous cat!” —Modern Cat “Surpassingly cute story of a matchmaking cat determined to pair off his human with a neighbor through the power of stinky laundry.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Crazy Like a Fox

. Just the kind of story that adds to the charm of Brown’s whimsical mysteries, with their thrilling hunts and intelligent animals.”—The New York Times Book Review “Brown’s animal characters, including horses, hounds, and foxes, ...

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780399178351

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In this thrilling new foxhunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown, an investigation into a missing and valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Now “Sister” Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth. As the calendar turns, the crisp October winds bode well for this year’s hunting season. But before the bugle sounds, Sister Jane takes a scenic drive up the Blue Ridge Mountains for a board meeting at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting. Brimming with colorful stories and mementos from hunts of yore, the mansion is plunged into mystery when a venerable hunting horn is stolen right out of its case. The only clue, on a left-behind cell phone, is what seems to be a “selfie” video of the horn’s original owner, Wesley Carruthers—deceased since 1954. Odder still, Wesley’s body was never found. When Sister makes a discovery that may explain his unsolved disappearance, it leads her back to the Jefferson Hunt at midcentury, with her faithful hounds at her side. But as the clues quickly mount, Sister is no longer sure if she’s pursuing a priceless artifact, a thief, Wesley’s killer . . . or a ghost. The only certainty is that someone wants to put Sister off the chase—perhaps permanently. Teeming with familiar and beloved characters, intrigue, and the rich local history of Virginia’s horse country, Crazy Like a Fox races toward its stunning conclusion in full cry and packed with plenty of surprises. Once again, Rita Mae Brown dazzles and delights in her irresistible style, with a novel readers are certain to be crazy about. Praise for Crazy Like a Fox “If you can pick up Crazy Like a Fox and recognize the voices of Comet, a wise old gray fox; Dasher, a hound at the top of his game; and Golliwog, a snippy calico cat, you qualify as a member of the pack that surrounds Sister Jane Arnold, Master of Jefferson Hunt and the sleuth in Rita Mae Brown’s enchanting novels set in the Virginia horse country. . . . Just the kind of story that adds to the charm of Brown’s whimsical mysteries, with their thrilling hunts and intelligent animals.”—The New York Times Book Review “Brown’s animal characters, including horses, hounds, and foxes, have as much to say as the people, and Brown never misses an opportunity to interject her own social commentary. This will appeal . . . to fans of Brown’s Sneaky Pie novels.”—Publishers Weekly
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Fox in Love

Fox falls in love with several girls and then enters a dance contest with his sister.

Author: Edward Marshall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140368437

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Fox falls in love with several girls and then enters a dance contest with his sister.
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Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

Children's love for animals and disguise come together in this award-winning introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, now available in a large format paperback.

Author: Danielle Daniel

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ISBN: 1773061178

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Children's love for animals and disguise come together in this award-winning introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, now available in a large format paperback.
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Anchoritic Spirituality

So hoarding anchoresses are compared by God in the gospel to foxes . The fox is also an insolent beast , and voracious with it ; and the false anchoress draws into her hole and eats both geese and hens , as a fox does . Like the fox ...

Author: Anne Savage

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809132575

Category: Religion

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Sometime in the first quarter of the 13th century a number of works were written for anchoresses, women who lived as religious recluses in cells adjoining churches. The most influential is Ancrene Wisse (A Guide for Anchoresses), which discusses in great detail the daily life of the anchoress, both outer and inner. This work gives a detailed sense of a powerful and multi-faceted spirituality different from that of other mystics.
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Tilly s Moonlight Fox

'You can keep it, if you like ... 'Helen stopped talking, abruptly, to listen. Tilly listened, too. 'Do you think we'll see the babies?' she whispered. 'Not yet, it's too soon. And you'll have to be very careful and quiet. The fox will ...

Author: Julia Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192757944

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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'The fox called again. Its eerie cry echoed into the night. The sound wove in and out of the night garden, and into Tilly's dreams.' One night, awoken by a strange noise, Tilly looks out of her bedroom window and sees a wild fox watching her from the lawn. Tilly follows it through a hidden gate and is amazed to discover a secret, moonlit garden. She returns the following night but this time a young girl called Helen is already there waiting for her. Tilly is delighted to have found a new friend, but is Helen real or is she a ghost?
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Outfox The Fox

Our lives revolve around the ability to create relationships with people. After all, each of us is a manipulator in a certain way, it is merely natural for us. However, in this book, you'll learn about the toxic ones.

Author: Eetu J. Griffith

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ISBN: 1709744294

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Outfox the Fox, Understanding Manipulation Have you ever wondered why some people seem to possess great power over others as if they just get other people to do what they want them to do? It's known as manipulation. We are very much social creatures. Our lives revolve around the ability to create relationships with people. After all, each of us is a manipulator in a certain way, it is merely natural for us. However, in this book, you'll learn about the toxic ones. The types that exploit human nature at their will and who know how to hide their deceptive act. Like a sly fox, they go unseen to pursue their desires. Level the playing field by understanding the art of manipulation. Here's what you'll discover about manipulation: Con artists, tricks and examples Mass level manipulation Different principles to avoid it Persuasive deception and seductive manipulation How to spot it This book consists of well known real-life instances and timeless principles
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My Fox

This collection includes books 1-6 of the My Fox Series in one huge 600+ page volume (not a boxed set): * Book 1 - My Fox Ate My Homework * Book 2 - My Fox Ate My Cake * Book 3 - My Fox Ate My Alarm Clock * Book 4 - My Fox Begins * Book 5 - ...

Author: David Blaze

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ISBN: 1710628979

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A treasure trove of fun and friendship with a talking fox, for kids 8-12. Sure to keep everyone entertained throughout the holidays and new year. Enjoyed by thousands of happy readers. Readers' Favorite Children's Book Award Winner Over 500 five-star series reviews on Amazon and Goodreads! This collection includes books 1-6 of the My Fox Series in one huge 600+ page volume (not a boxed set): * Book 1 - My Fox Ate My Homework * Book 2 - My Fox Ate My Cake * Book 3 - My Fox Ate My Alarm Clock * Book 4 - My Fox Begins * Book 5 - My Fox Ate My Report Card * Book 6 - My Fox, My Friend Forever My name is Jonah Johnson and I'm in the sixth grade - but please call me Joe. I don't have to tell you, but it's hard being a kid! My whole world turned upside down when I moved to a new city with my mom and met a talking fox. He's lots of fun but gets me into lots of trouble. I've got to protect him from people all over the planet who want to capture him. I've also got to deal with the school bully and help save my mom's house! For a limited time, unlock the **BONUS** My Cat Ate My Homework tie-in in this collection! 7 books for the price of 4 in this Mammoth volume! $62.76 Now only $39.99! A modern children's fantasy series The My Fox books have been described by readers and reviewers as capturing their hearts like The Little Prince. Each enjoyable story averages 100 pages or less, grabbing the attention of reluctant readers in elementary and middle school. My Fox is a hilarious fantasy series for kids, teachers, and parents. What readers are saying about these books: "Best series! My seven and nine year olds thoroughly enjoyed this series!" ★★★★★ "Great series of books from an author who knows children!" ★★★★★ "My daughter, who is ten years old, reads a book a month and said this was the best book she has ever read." ★★★★★ "Fun and entertaining. David Blaze writes in a way that kids "get it". ★★★★★ "Love this Read it to my 8 year old daughter who is obsessed with foxes She loved it also." ★★★★★ "My daughters love the book and could not put it down." ★★★★★ "It is my absolute favorite book." ★★★★★ "I love the talking fox so much!" ★★★★★
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How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog

like the pets you have in your homes, the pets that you love and that your kids love. She also called out the many avenues of continuing investigation. Analysis of the foxes' genomes had yet to be done, they still needed a much deeper ...

Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226444215

Category: Science

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Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs—they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken—imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, by starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of domestication. This is the extraordinary, untold story of this remarkable undertaking. Most accounts of the natural evolution of wolves place it over a span of about 15,000 years, but within a decade, Belyaev and Trut’s fox breeding experiments had resulted in puppy-like foxes with floppy ears, piebald spots, and curly tails. Along with these physical changes came genetic and behavioral changes, as well. The foxes were bred using selection criteria for tameness, and with each generation, they became increasingly interested in human companionship. Trut has been there the whole time, and has been the lead scientist on this work since Belyaev’s death in 1985, and with Lee Dugatkin, biologist and science writer, she tells the story of the adventure, science, politics, and love behind it all. In How to Tame a Fox, Dugatkin and Trut take us inside this path-breaking experiment in the midst of the brutal winters of Siberia to reveal how scientific history is made and continues to be made today. To date, fifty-six generations of foxes have been domesticated, and we continue to learn significant lessons from them about the genetic and behavioral evolution of domesticated animals. How to Tame a Fox offers an incredible tale of scientists at work, while also celebrating the deep attachments that have brought humans and animals together throughout time.
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Any Child Can Read Better

Words like "ravenous crocodile" or "odiferous wretch" will expand word storehouses. Use context clues to determine ... a part of your child's active vocabulary with questions like "Do you think the fox is as ravenous as the crocodile?

Author: Harvey S. Wiener

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198026235

Category: Family & Relationships

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Reading, however fundamental the task may seem to everyday life, is a complex process that takes years to master. Yet, learning to read in the early stages is not an overwhelming problem for most children, especially when their classroom learning is coupled with a nurturing home environment in which reading is cherished, and pencil and paper are always available and fun to use. In fact, studies have shown that children score higher in reading if their parents support and encourage them at home. Unfortunately, though many parents want to involve themselves actively in their children's education, very few know just what to do. Now Dr. Harvey S. Wiener, author of the classic Any Child Can Write, provides an indispensable guide for parents who want to help their children enter the magic realm of words. In Any Child Can Read Better, Second Edition, Dr. Wiener offers practical advice on how to help children make their way through the maze of assignments and exercises related to classroom reading. In this essential book, parents learn how to be "reading helpers" without replacing or superseding the teacher--by supporting a child's reading habits and sharing the pleasures of fiction, poetry, and prose. Home learning parents also will find a wealth of information here. Through comfortable conversation and enjoyable exercises that tap children's native abilities, parents can help their child practice the critical thinking and reading skills that guarantee success in the classroom and beyond. For example, Dr. Wiener explains how exercises such as prereading warm-ups like creating word maps (a visual scheme that represents words and ideas as shapes and connects them) will allow youngsters to create a visual format and context before they begin reading. He shows how pictures from a birthday party can be used to create patterns of meaning by arranging them chronologically to allow the party's "story" to emerge, or how they might by arranged by order of importance--a picture of Beth standing at the door waiting for her friends to arrive could be displayed first, Beth blowing out the birthday cake placed toward the middle of the arrangement, and the pictures of Beth opening her gifts, especially the skates she's been begging for all year, would surely go toward the end of the sequence. Dr. Wiener shows how these activities, and many others, such as writing games, categorizing toys or clothes or favorite foods, and reading journals, will help children draw meaning out of written material. This second edition includes a new chapter describing the benefits of encouraging children to keep a journal of their personal reactions to books, the value of writing in the books they own (underlining, writing in the margins, and making a personal index) and a variety of reading activities to help children interact with writers and their books. Dr. Wiener has also expanded and updated his fascinating discussion of recommended books for children of all ages, complete with plot summaries. Written in simple, accessible prose, Any Child Can Read Better offers sensible advice for busy parents concerned with their children's education.
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