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            First Letters in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
             

            First Letters in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            Edited by Kerherve, Alain; Thomas-Ripault, Catherine

            'First letters' can be understood in various ways: as the first letters written by a person, such as the letters of children, or of drafts which were preserved, amended and copied; as the first letter of a particular type, such as an experienced letter-writer's first love letter;... and as the first letter to a new correspondent, among many others. The idea of a first letter also suggests a link with the letters that follow: what is the connection between the first letter and those which come af...
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            ISBN 9781527556089
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            Released AU 9 Jul 2020
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            Making the invisible visible: Reclaiming women's agency in Swedish film history and beyond
              

            Making the invisible visible: Reclaiming women's agency in Swedish film history and beyond (EPUB ebook)

            Edited by Stigsdotter, Ingrid

            As film stars, actresses have contributed to the film industry's glamorous surface. To talk about women in film as "invisible" may thus seem odd. This book, however, is concerned with the paradox that on the other side of the camera, women are clearly underrepresented. This is tr...ue of contemporary film culture, and has been true historically, despite significant variations between countries/geographical areas, historical time periods and different roles/professions in film production, distribution and exhibition. Considering women's gradually increasing participation in the paid workforce during the 20th century, women's representation in film work might also be expected to increase gradually from the beginning of cinema and onwards. However, as the Women Film Pioneers Project has suggested, the number of women who "at all levels inside and outside the Hollywood film industry" was greater in first two decades of cinema "than at any time since". This may partly reflect the fact that it was easier for women to enter the film industry in an early, experimental phase, before it had become apparent how lucrative the medium of film could be. Nevertheless there is arguably a need to extend the attention on women's contributions to film history beyond the silent era, making visible what has been absent in traditional film history books, and reclaim women's agency in a wider film historical perspective. This anthology represents a step in this direction. The articles included in the book deal with women's agency in a wide range of roles, in film production, exhibition and criticism, but also with new perspectives on stars/actresses and their agency, and extending focus to include LGBT and queer identities. We pay particular attention to the challenges and opportunities that digitization offers for projects of this kind, including a wider range of methods, subjects and themes.
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            ISBN 9789188661869
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            Released AU 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            Peculiar Lessons: How Nature and the Material World Shaped a Prairie Childhood
             

            Peculiar Lessons: How Nature and the Material World Shaped a Prairie Childhood (EPUB ebook)

            By Braun, Lois

            Part memoir, part social history, this collection of ten essays explores the various physical and natural elements that form the backdrop to Braun's memories of growing up on a farm in southern Manitoba in the mid-20th century. From blackboard chalk to curling rocks in the chapte...r on stone, from mirages to straight-line winds in the essay on light and air, she reflects on her interactions with the elements as a child and how her responses influenced her evolution into adulthood.Braun includes intriguing tidbits about the science and history behind each element as it pertains to life in her unique location on our planet. The book highlights the value and beauty of the simple components of our surroundings that we take for granted growing up, exposes their true complexity, and reveals how the fascination with a "simple" thing can become a lifelong pursuit that sustains our artistic and spiritual needs.
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            ISBN 9781773370385
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            Released AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            Making the invisible visible: Reclaiming women's agency in Swedish film history and beyond
              

            Making the invisible visible: Reclaiming women's agency in Swedish film history and beyond (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Stigsdotter, Ingrid

            As film stars, actresses have contributed to the film industry's glamorous surface. To talk about women in film as "invisible" may thus seem odd. This book, however, is concerned with the paradox that on the other side of the camera, women are clearly underrepresented. This is tr...ue of contemporary film culture, and has been true historically, despite significant variations between countries/geographical areas, historical time periods and different roles/professions in film production, distribution and exhibition. Considering women's gradually increasing participation in the paid workforce during the 20th century, women's representation in film work might also be expected to increase gradually from the beginning of cinema and onwards. However, as the Women Film Pioneers Project has suggested, the number of women who "at all levels inside and outside the Hollywood film industry" was greater in first two decades of cinema "than at any time since". This may partly reflect the fact that it was easier for women to enter the film industry in an early, experimental phase, before it had become apparent how lucrative the medium of film could be. Nevertheless there is arguably a need to extend the attention on women's contributions to film history beyond the silent era, making visible what has been absent in traditional film history books, and reclaim women's agency in a wider film historical perspective. This anthology represents a step in this direction. The articles included in the book deal with women's agency in a wide range of roles, in film production, exhibition and criticism, but also with new perspectives on stars/actresses and their agency, and extending focus to include LGBT and queer identities. We pay particular attention to the challenges and opportunities that digitization offers for projects of this kind, including a wider range of methods, subjects and themes.
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            ISBN 9789188909053
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            Released AU 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            My Soul swims the Boyne
             

            My Soul swims the Boyne (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Griffith, Amanda

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            MY SOUL SWIMS THE BOYNE is a heartfelt story with family values at the core. A wonderful legacy.

            ISBN 9781911131670
            Released AU 11 Oct 2019
            Publisher Choice Publishing
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            Sundowner
              

            Sundowner (Paperback)

            By Lamb, Robin

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jul 20

            Brimming with not only expertise on the world of boating, but dry and sardonic humour in abundance, Robin Lamb's memoir brings the islands of Greece and their idyllic waters to life in a manner that Bill Bryson would be envious.

            ISBN 9781788305846
            Released AU 30 Jul 2020
            Publisher Olympia Publishers
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            Basil Wilson Duke, CSA: The Right Man in the Right Place
             

            Basil Wilson Duke, CSA: The Right Man in the Right Place (EPUB ebook)

            By Matthews, Gary Robert

            After practicing law for several years in St. Louis, Basil Wilson Duke (1838--1916) enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861 and was elected first lieutenant of John Hunt Morgan's legendary cavalry unit. As second in command, he was, Morgan recorded, "wise in counsel, gallant in ...the field," and always "the right man in the right place." Duke was twice wounded in battle and was captured during Morgan's Great Raid and held prisoner for over a year. When Morgan, who was also Duke's brother-in-law, was killed in 1864, Duke was promoted to brigadier general and appointed commander of Morgan's men. Moving to join forces with those of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's army in North Carolina, he was assigned to the force escorting Jefferson Davis in his retreat from Richmond at the close of the war. Duke later opened a law office in Louisville and was elected as a Democrat to the Kentucky House, where he served until 1870. He was counsel and chief lobbyist for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad for over twenty years and a founder of the Filson Historical Society in Louisville. An avid amateur historian, Duke published several books, including A History of Morgan's Cavalry. Basil Wilson Duke, CSA, the definitive biography of this important but often overlooked figure in Civil War history, establishes that Duke was in fact the brilliant tactician behind much of the success of Morgan's cavalry. Author Gary Robert Matthews not only offers an in-depth study of Duke's celebrated Civil War exploits but also traces his varied postwar literary, legal, and political careers.
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            ISBN 9780813138251
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            Released AU 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher The University Press of Kentuc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s, an Oral History
             

            Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s, an Oral History (EPUB ebook)

            By Kisseloff, Jeff

            The political activism of the American counterculture during the 1960s remains a subject blighted by misconceptions and stereotypes. To many, the political thought of the 1960s is synonymous with widespread drug abuse, failed social experiments, and general irresponsibility. Desp...ite sustained public interest, few remember that many of the freedoms and rights Americans enjoy today are the direct result of those who defiantly challenged the established order during this tumultuous period. The period frightened both mainstream and elite Americans and still does. In Generation on Fire, both well-known and overlooked political activists speak about their motives and actions during the 1960s through the present. Journalist and popular oral historian Jeff Kisseloff provides a broad and eclectic account of the political activity of the decade, as told by those individuals who led the resistance on numerous fronts: civil rights, the antiwar movement, women's liberation, the environmental movement, and gay rights. The book offers firsthand accounts of what it was like in the courtroom with the Chicago Eight, the trenches of the national football league, the jungles of Vietnam, a commune in Vermont and on a stage in Woodstock. Including never-before published interviews, Generation on Fire unapologetically contextualizes the world of the 1960s -- illuminating the ingrained social and cultural obstacles facing activists as well as the courage and shortcomings of those who defied "acceptable" conventions and mores. Generation on Fire is an invaluable resource for all who wish to understand the dramatic social, cultural, and political conflicts that arose during a period of radical change. Interviews with: Peter Berg, Rev. Daniel Berrigan, David Cline, Frank Kameny, Paul Krassner, Bernard Lafayette, Barry Levine-Doris Krause, David Meggysey, Barry Melton, Verandah Porche, Gloria Dandridge Richardson, Elsa Marley Skylark, Marilyn Webb, Lee Weiner, and Bob Zellner
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            ISBN 9780813138466
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            Released AU 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher The University Press of Kentuc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars
             

            John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars (EPUB ebook)

            By Golden, Eve

            Charming and classically handsome, John Gilbert (1897--1936) was among the world's most recognizable actors during the silent era. He was a wild, swashbuckling figure on screen and off, and accounts of his life have focused on his high-profile romances with Greta Garbo and Marlen...e Dietrich, his legendary conflicts with Louis B. Mayer, his four tumultuous marriages, and his swift decline after the introduction of talkies. A dramatic and interesting personality, Gilbert served as one of the primary inspirations for the character of George Valentin in the Academy Award--winning movie The Artist (2011). Many myths have developed around the larger-than-life star in the eighty years since his untimely death, but this definitive biography sets the record straight.Eve Golden separates fact from fiction in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars, tracing the actor's life from his youth spent traveling with his mother in acting troupes to the peak of fame at MGM, where he starred opposite Mae Murray, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and other actresses in popular films such as TheMerry Widow (1925), The Big Parade (1925), Flesh and the Devil (1926), and Love (1927). Golden debunks some of the most pernicious rumors about the actor, including the oft-repeated myth that he had a high-pitched, squeaky voice that ruined his career. Meticulous, comprehensive, and generously illustrated, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the silent era's greatest stars and the glamorous yet brutal world in which he lived.
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            ISBN 9780813141633
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            Released AU 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher The University Press of Kentuc
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            Series Screen Classics
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            Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History
             

            Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History (EPUB ebook)

            By Schmidt, Hans

            Smedley Butler's life and career epitomize the contradictory nature of American military policy through the first part of this century. Butler won renown as a Marine battlefield hero, campaigning in most of America's foreign military expeditions from 1898 to the late 1920s. He be...came the leading national advocate for paramilitary police reform. Upon his retirement, however, he renounced war and imperialism and devoted his energy and prestige to various dissident and leftist political causes.
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            ISBN 9780813146263
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            Released AU 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher The University Press of Kentuc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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