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The Pig and the Skyscraper

The Pig and the Skyscraper

Chicago : a History of Our Future

  • Author: Marco D'Eramo
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859844984
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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D'Eramo presents an invigorating history that transforms the way we think about the city and the development of American capitalism.

The Rise of Western Power

The Rise of Western Power

A Comparative History of Western Civilization

  • Author: Jonathan Daly
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441144757
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds-two frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutions-social, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.

Subcultures

Subcultures

Cultural Histories and Social Practice

  • Author: Ken Gelder
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134181264
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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This book presents a cultural history of subcultures, covering a remarkable range of subcultural forms and practices. It begins with London’s ‘Elizabethan underworld’, taking the rogue and vagabond as subcultural prototypes: the basis for Marx’s later view of subcultures as the lumpenproletariat, and Henry Mayhew’s view of subcultures as ‘those that will not work’. Subcultures are always in some way non-conforming or dissenting. They are social - with their own shared conventions, values, rituals, and so on – but they can also seem ‘immersed’ or self-absorbed. This book identifies six key ways in which subcultures have generally been understood: through their often negative relation to work: idle, parasitical, hedonistic, criminal their negative or ambivalent relation to class their association with territory - the ‘street’, the ‘hood’, the club - rather than property their movement away from home into non-domestic forms of ‘belonging’ their ties to excess and exaggeration (as opposed to restraint and moderation) their refusal of the banalities of ordinary life and in particular, of massification. Subcultures looks at the way these features find expression across many different subcultural groups: from the Ranters to the riot grrrls, from taxi dancers to drag queens and kings, from bebop to hip hop, from dandies to punk, from hobos to leatherfolk, and from hippies and bohemians to digital pirates and virtual communities. It argues that subcultural identity is primarily a matter of narrative and narration, which means that its focus is literary as well as sociological. It also argues for the idea of a subcultural geography: that subcultures inhabit places in particular ways, their investment in them being as much imaginary as real and, in some cases, strikingly utopian.

The Purple Pig and Other Miracles

The Purple Pig and Other Miracles

  • Author: Dick Eastman
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • ISBN: 1616382376
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 233
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In the 1960s and 1970s a root of prayer was born from the prayers of Dick and Dee Eastman, who established a house of prayer in Sacramento where young people would give a year of their lives to pray for souls to be saved. Today, Every Home for Christ has reached 205 nations and more than 75 million decisions to follow Christ have been made. More than 150,000 house churches have been started by EHC, and over 80 million discipleship courses completed. Now, an average of 35,000 decisions are being made to follow Jesus Christ every day, through the work of EHC. They are sharing the gospel of Jesus with 900,000 individuals in 180,000 homes each day.

Old Men in Love

Old Men in Love

  • Author: Alasdair Gray
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408856379
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Men in Love, like The Arabian Nights, is about a storyteller whose stories contain other stories. As in Alasdair Gray's Lanark, 1982 Janine, Poor Things, and The Book of Prefaces, this one has many styles of narrative and location. Periclean Athens, Renaissance Florence, Victorian Somerset mingle with Britain under the New Labour Party, viewed from the West End of Glasgow. More than 50% is fact and the rest possible, but must be read to be believed.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

  • Author: Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1596988061
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self–made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller were robber–barons and corporate polluters. Instead of honoring great men from America’s past, kids today now idolize rock stars, pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities. In his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes, author Brion McClanahan rescues the legendary deeds of the greatest Americans and shows why we ought to venerate heroes like Captain John Smith, adventurer Daniel Boone, General Robert E. Lee and many more. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes not only resuscitates America’s forgotten heroes, but sheds light on the Left’s most cherished figures, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Kennedys. With biting wit and devastating detail, McClanahan strikes back against the multicultural narrative peddled by liberal historians who make heroes out of pop culture icons and corrupt politicians. In America’s hour of peril, McClanahan’s book is a timely and entertaining call to remember the heritage of this great nation and the heroes who built it.

The Collected Stories Of T.Coraghessan Boyle

The Collected Stories Of T.Coraghessan Boyle

  • Author: T.C. Boyle
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1783781416
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 621
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T. Coraghessan Boyle is regarded as one of America's greatest living short-story writers. This publication brings together all his stories into one volume.

The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

The Cat Who Had 14 Tales

  • Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101158328
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Cat Who mysteries presents a fantastic collection of feline fiction which includes fourteen short stories about kitties who just can’t keep their whiskers out of trouble... Filled with furballs like a courageous Siamese who bags a cunning cat burglar, a country kitty who proves a stumbling block in a violent murder, and an intuitive feline whose premonition helps solve the case of the missing antiques dealer, this collection will delight cat lovers and mystery aficionados alike! This Collection Includes: Phut Phat Concentrates • Weekend of the Big Puddle • The Fluppie Phenomenon • The Hero of Drummond Street • The Mad Museum Mouser • The Dark One • East Side Story • Tipsy and the Board of Health • A Cat Named Conscience • SuSu and the 8:30 Ghost • Stanley and Spook • A Cat Too Small for His Whiskers • The Sin of Madame Phloi • Tragedy on New Year’s Eve

Quiet Warriors

Quiet Warriors

Veteran's Military Service Memories

  • Author: Blake E. Edwards
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465332103
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 148
  • View: 1714
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"Military veterans are usually "Quiet Warriors" when it comes to talking about their service experiences. It is hard to get most of them to tell anyone about what they went through. For those who will sometimes talk about their realities, the talking is cautiously done most easily among and with other veterans. The editor of this short book had the privilege of sharing these stories as they were written and given to him. As to be expected, each story is an insider, up-close account of what military life looks like to the people who gave the service." Blake E. Edwards

Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini

Painting in Film, Painting on Film

  • Author: Hava Aldouby
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442669594
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 208
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Federico Fellini professed a desire to create “an entire film made of immobile pictures.” In this study, Hava Aldouby uses this quotation as a launching point to analyze Fellini’s films as sequences of “pictures” that draw extensively on art history, and particularly painting, as a reservoir of visual imagery. Aldouby employs an innovative pictorial approach that allows her to uncover a wealth of visual evocations overlooked by Fellini scholars over the years. Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film sheds light on the intertextual links between Fellini’s films and the works of various artists, from Velazquez to Francis Bacon, by identifying references to specific paintings in his films. Using new archival evidence from Fellini’s private library, brought to light for the first time here, Aldouby draws out Fellini’s in-depth knowledge of art history and his systematic employment of art-historical allusions.