History

Live It Again 1957

Author: Annie's

Publisher: Annie's

ISBN: 9781573677219

Category: History

Page: 130

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Transporting readers back in time, each Live It Again title showcases rare and exclusive photos, artwork, and cartoons from the every issue of the year's Saturday Evening Post A sentimental journey back in time with rare and exclusive images, ads, and comics, readers can look back in time at the "current" events from the 1940s and 1950s with this series of books. Good Old Days magazine and the Saturday Evening Post joined together to provide an incredible window into the past, exposing a vivid view of daily life from a long-ago era. With photos, illustrations, and cartoons directly taken from the Saturday Evening Post--many for the first time since they were originally published more than 65 years ago--each of these keepsakes encapsulate a slice of life as seen through the eyes of a typical American family.
Fiction

Live it Again

Author: Geoff North

Publisher: Geoff North

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5431

Hugh Nance used to think his wife whined too much—his three kids were spoiled brats that took everything for granted. Hugh is ten years old. When an embittered, unremarkable forty-seven-year old man’s life is cut short on an icy highway, he receives the opportunity to try again. Hugh is taken back to 1974—back into the body of his boyhood—with all the memories of his middle-aged life in tow. Three and a half decades must be relived if he is to see his family again. The years have to be repeated carefully, or he may never be reunited with his future wife at all. The memory of his first family fades as this second life proceeds; old habits kick in, and Hugh scrambles near the end to set things right.
Fiction

How the Dead Live

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193374

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Will Self possesses one of the greatest literary imaginations of any writer working today. How the Dead Live is his most extraordinary book yet—a novel that will challenge, entertain, and truly astonish. Lily Bloom is an aging American transplanted to England who has lost her battle with cancer and lies wasting away at the Royal Ear Hospital. As her two daughters—lumpy Charlotte, who runs a hugely successful chain of stationery stores called Waste of Paper, and beautiful Natasha, a junkie—buzz around her and the nurses pump her full of morphine, Lily slides in and out of the present, taking us on a surreal, opinionated trip through the stages of a lifetime of lust and rage. A career girl in the 1940s, a sexed-up, tippling adulteress in the 1950s and ‘60s, a divorced PR flak in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lily presents us with a portrait of America and England over sixty years of riotous and unreal change. And then it’s over: Lily catches a cab with the aboriginal wizard Phar Lap Jones, her guide to the shockingly banal world of the dead. It’s a world that is surreal but familiar, where she again works in PR and rediscovers how great smoking is, where her cohabitants include Rude Boy, the son who died at age nine and now swears a blue streak, and three eyeless, murmuring wraiths, the Fats—composed of the pounds, literally the whole selves, she lost and gained over her lifetime. As Lily settles into her nonexistence, the most difficult challenge for this staunchly difficult woman is how to understand that she’s dead, and how to leave the rest behind. How the Dead Live is an unforgettable portrait of the human condition, the struggle with life and with death. It’s a novel that will disturb and provoke, the work, in the words of one British reviewer, “of a novelist writing at the height of his powers.”
Religion

The Study of Religion and its Meaning

New Explorations in Light of Karl Popper and Emile Durkheim

Author: J.E. Barnhart

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311081000X

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 9402

Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.
Bereavement

To Live Again

Author: Catherine Marshall

Publisher: Quill

ISBN: 9780380722365

Category: Bereavement

Page: 336

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Catherine Marshall's world caved in when her husband Peter died in his sleep. Suddenly it appeared as if her own life had ended--as all alone she faced a future seemingly devoid of hope and love. This is her own story of how she emerged triumphant to live again.
Biography & Autobiography

We Just Want To Live Here

A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager, An Unlikely Friendship

Author: Amal Rifa'i,Odelia Ainbinder,Sylke Tempel

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429979763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 7124

Palestinian Amal Rifa'i and Israeli Odelia Ainbinder are two teenage girls who live in the same city, yet worlds apart. They met on a student exchange program to Switzerland. Weeks after they returned, the latest, violent Intifada broke out in the fall of 2000. But two years later, Middle East correspondent Sylke Tempel encouraged Amal and Odelia to develop their friendship by facilitating an exchange of their deepest feelings through letters. In their letters, Amal and Odelia discuss the Intifada, their families, traditions, suicide bombers, and military service. They write frankly of their anger, frustrations, and fear, but also of their hopes and dreams for a brighter future. Together, Amal and Odelia give us a renewed sense of hope for peace in the Middle East, in We Just Want To Live Here.
Political Science

Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Author: Ramon Sarro

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748636668

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 9110

Winner of the 2009 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology. The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast offers an in-depth analysis of an iconoclastic religious movement initiated by a Muslim preacher among coastal Baga farmers in the French colonial period. With an ethnographic approach that listens as carefully to those who suffered iconoclastic violence as to those who wanted to 'get rid of custom', this work discusses the extent to which iconoclasm produces a rupture of religious knowledge and identity, and analyses its relevance in the making of modern nations and citizens.The book will appeal to a wide range of readers, particularly those with an interest in the anthropology of religion, iconoclasm, the history and anthropology of West Africa, or the politics of heritage.* This book examines the historical complexity of the interface between Islam, tradition religions and Christianity in west Africa, and how this interface links with dramatic political changes* It gives a detailed ethnographic approach through which such complex history is unveiled and analysed* It presents a dialogue between the field findings, a long tradition of anthropology and the most recent anthropological debates
Poetry

Selected Poems, 1957-1987

Author: William De Witt Snodgrass

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Soho

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 270

View: 6000

Language Arts & Disciplines

Live Television

Time, Space and the Broadcast Event

Author: Stephanie Marriott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849202591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 448

"The study of television, still the most powerful of modern media, has long been fascinated by its capacity for 'liveness'. Marriott offers an insightful analysis of the complexities of this phenomenon, particularly its increasingly vital connection with the use of new media. A timely contribution to our understanding of media events, 24 hour news and the phenomenology of mediated experience." - Andrew Tolson, De Montfort University "In the steps of Marshall McLuhan and Alfred Schutz, Stephanie Marriott offers us a timely and sustained reflection upon the nature of mediation and the changing qualities of the live experience made possible by television. Elegant, lucid, witty and thought-provoking, her account will become a canonical text in television studies." - Martin Montgomery, University of Strathclyde In a fragmenting multichannel and multiplatform global broadcasting environment live television continues to attract huge audiences, bucking the trend towards narrowcasting and niche markets, yet little of a comprehensive nature has been written about the live television event. In this fascinating book, Stephanie Marriott engages in a close and detailed analysis of the nature of live television. She examines the transformations in our experience of time and space which are brought about by the capacity of broadcasting to bring us the world in the moment in which it is unfolding, situating the live television event in the context of an expanding and increasingly complex global communicative framework. Building her argument by means of a series of case studies of events as diverse as the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, the attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001, the 2005 London bombings, election night coverage and live sports coverage, Marriott provides a meticulous and articulate account of the way in which live television mediates the event for its audience. This book will be essential reading for students and academics working in media, cultural studies, cultural sociology, and linguistics, and is an exciting new contribution to the field of broadcast talk and media discourse.
Fiction

The Raymond Chandler Papers

Selected Letters and Nonfiction, 1909–1959

Author: Raymond Chandler

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194338

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9659

Selected letters and nonfiction of one of America’s most beloved writers “reveals the occasionally softer side of the man behind the hard-boiled mysteries” (Library Journal). The Raymond Chandler Papers brings together the correspondence and other previously uncollected writing of America’s undisputed master of crime fiction and creator of the iconic private eye Phillip Marlowe, revealing all aspects of the great artist’s powerful personality and broad intellectual curiosity. Featuring a selection of Chandler’s previously unpublished early writings—including a gripping piece about his combat experiences in World War I—and an abandoned profile of the infamous mobster “Lucky” Luciano, The Raymond Chandler Papers is a must-have for all true fans and an important contribution toward understanding the life and work of the enigmatic man Evelyn Waugh called “the greatest living American novelist.” “Since this is Chandler’s writing, quotable, funny, even hilarious comments appear on every page.” —Publishers Weekly

Journal

Author: Idaho. Legislature. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Biography & Autobiography

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

Author: Jung Chang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 8890

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.
Transportation

Caravans

The Illustrated History 1919-1959

Author: Andrew Jenkinson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1903706823

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 6229

A detailed account of how the British caravan industry developed in its first 30 years, and of the caravans - from Alcock to Winchester - it produced. The designs in this period ran the full gamut from weird to wonderful, but all contributed to the caravan’s evolution. This book provides a nostalgic trip back to the past for caravan enthusiasts; it also serves as a record of the industry’s fledgling years and as a useful work of reference.
Religion

Translating Jesus for Today

Author: John Hoad

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453531769

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 424

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Social Science

Social Work Live

Theory and Practice in Social Work Using Videos

Author: Carol Dorr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199368953

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8675

Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client. Students also can appreciate the important role of reflecting on their own interventions with clients after their sessions, acknowledging what went well and what could have been done better. Social Work Live encourages a constructivist perspective to practice that calls attention to the many possible interpretations and approaches to working with clients. The classroom provides an ideal opportunity for students to explore with each other different ways of making meaning out of clients' stories and intervening with them.
Medical

Displacement of the Hip in Childhood

Aetiology, Management and Sequelae

Author: E.W. Somerville

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 144711311X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 7257

This book is concerned with the effect that displacement, whether minimal or severe, may have on the hip joint. Although it is concerned with the changes which take place in childhood and during growth, when they are most common and most severe, it is also to a lesser extent concerned with the way they will continue or even start long after growth has ceased. It is based on a series of about 450 cases of congenital displacement of the hip treated when the deformity was established, together with unstable hips drawn from 82000 children whose hips were examined at the time of birth. This study was carried out at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. It was started in early 1949 by the author with Mr. J. C. Scott and continued until mid-1977, since when it has continued in the capable hands of Mr. J. W. Goodfellow and Mr. M. K. Benson. The study was started at a time when the generally accepted view was still that the displacement was part of the primary failure of development of the acetabulum, which could not adequately contain the femoral head. Conservative treatment with manipulative reduc tion followed by a prolonged period of plaster immobilisation was the method of choice. Few attempts had been made with surgery as a primary procedure and these had not met with continuing success.
Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Rex

Author: Edmund Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307777812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 792

View: 632

Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman energy, charm, and political skills. He proceeded to combat the problems of race and labor relations and trust control while making the Panama Canal possible and winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But his most historic achievement remains his creation of a national conservation policy, and his monument millions of acres of protected parks and forest. Theodore Rex ends with TR leaving office, still only fifty years old, his future reputation secure as one of our greatest presidents. From the Trade Paperback edition.