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Little America

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From the pages of Epic magazine come the true stories that Inspired the Apple Original Series. Includes nearly a hundred color photographs and a Foreword b ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: MCD
  • ISBN: 0374722420
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the pages of Epic magazine come the true stories that Inspired the Apple Original Series. Includes nearly a hundred color photographs and a Foreword by Kumail Nanjiani. Nearly everyone in America came from somewhere else. This is a fundamental part of the American idea—an identity and place open to everyone. People arrive from all points distant, speaking a thousand languages, carrying every culture, each with their own reason for uprooting themselves to try something new. Everyone has their own unique story. Little America is a collection of those stories, told by the people who lived them. Together, they form a wholly original, at times unexpected portrait of America’s immigrants—and thereby a portrait of America itself.


Little America

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A New York Times Notable Book The author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, tells the startli ...

  • L'auteur : Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307958426
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A New York Times Notable Book The author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the US’s political and military misadventure in Afghanistan. In this meticulously reported and illuminating book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of President Obama’s surge, and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the president and a military that increasingly went its own way. The profound ramifications this political battle had on the region and the world are laid bare through a cast of fascinating characters—disillusioned and inept diplomats, frustrated soldiers, headstrong officers—who played a part in the process of pumping American money and soldiers into Afghan nation-building. What emerges in Little America is a detailed picture of unsavory compromise—warlords who were to be marginalized suddenly embraced, the Karzai family transformed from foe to friend, fighting corruption no longer a top priority—and a venture that became politically, financially, and strategically unsustainable. Also: A Washington Post Notable Book A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of the Year


Little America

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American hero and explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. tells the story of his first journey through Antarctica and the founding of a series of camps and b ...

  • L'auteur : Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr.
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442241713
  • Genre: Travel
  • Nombre de pages: 436
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: American hero and explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. tells the story of his first journey through Antarctica and the founding of a series of camps and bases referred to as “Little America.” Over the years, many similar areas were developed as camps and research areas on Byrd’s Antarctic missions, but the founding of “Little America” required great courage and leadership. In awe of the unforgiving landscape, he eagerly met its treacherous challenges. Byrd outlines the blueprint for his first mission to Antarctica and provides a glimpse into the obstacles he and his team overcame at the world’s end. Reissued for today’s readers, Admiral Byrd’s classic explorations by land, air, and sea transport us to the farthest reaches of the globe. As companions on Byrd’s journeys, modern audiences experience the polar landscape through Byrd’s own struggles, doubts, revelations, and triumphs and share the excitement of these timeless adventures.


A Little Devil in America

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A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain “Whether heralding unsung entert ...

  • L'auteur : Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 198480121X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain “Whether heralding unsung entertainers or reexamining legends, Hanif Abdurraqib weaves together gorgeous essays that reveal the resilience, heartbreak, and joy within Black performance. I read this book breathlessly.”—Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half At the March on Washington in 1963, Josephine Baker was fifty-seven years old, well beyond her most prolific days. But in her speech she was in a mood to consider her life, her legacy, her departure from the country she was now triumphantly returning to. “I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too,” she told the crowd. Inspired by these few words, Hanif Abdurraqib has written a profound and lasting reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture. Each moment in every performance he examines—whether it’s the twenty-seven seconds in “Gimme Shelter” in which Merry Clayton wails the words “rape, murder,” a schoolyard fistfight, a dance marathon, or the instant in a game of spades right after the cards are dealt—has layers of resonance in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and Abdurraqib’s own personal history of love, grief, and performance. Abdurraqib writes prose brimming with jubilation and pain, infused with the lyricism and rhythm of the musicians he loves. With care and generosity, he explains the poignancy of performances big and small, each one feeling intensely familiar and vital, both timeless and desperately urgent. Filled with sharp insight, humor, and heart, A Little Devil in America exalts the Black performance that unfolds in specific moments in time and space—from midcentury Paris to the moon, and back down again to a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio.


All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

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“This immigration story is universal.” —School Library Journal, Starred Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shov ...

  • L'auteur : Dan Yaccarino
  • Editeur: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0375987231
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 40
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “This immigration story is universal.” —School Library Journal, Starred Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.” With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family—along with the good advice. It’s a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: Where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America? “A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.” —Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit “All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.” —Tomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona


Little Cold Warriors

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Both conservative and liberal Baby Boomers have romanticized the 1950s as an age of innocence--of pickup ball games and Howdy Doody, when mom stayed home a ...

  • L'auteur : Victoria M. Grieve
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190675705
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Both conservative and liberal Baby Boomers have romanticized the 1950s as an age of innocence--of pickup ball games and Howdy Doody, when mom stayed home and the economy boomed. These nostalgic narratives obscure many other histories of postwar childhood, one of which has more in common with the war years and the sixties, when children were mobilized and politicized by the U.S. government, private corporations, and individual adults to fight the Cold War both at home and abroad. Children battled communism in its various guises on television, the movies, and comic books; they practiced safety drills, joined civil preparedness groups, and helped to build and stock bomb shelters in the backyard. Children collected coins for UNICEF, exchanged art with other children around the world, prepared for nuclear war through the Boy and Girl Scouts, raised funds for Radio Free Europe, sent clothing to refugee children, and donated books to restock the diminished library shelves of war-torn Europe. Rather than rationing and saving, American children were encouraged to spend and consume in order to maintain the engine of American prosperity. In these capacities, American children functioned as ambassadors, cultural diplomats, and representatives of the United States. Victoria M. Grieve examines this politicized childhood at the peak of the Cold War, and the many ways children and ideas about childhood were pressed into political service. Little Cold Warriors combines approaches from childhood studies and diplomatic history to understand the cultural Cold War through the activities and experiences of young Americans.


Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp in America, 1947–77

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This book focuses on the re-invigoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp persona in America from the point at which Chaplin reached the acme of his dis ...

  • L'auteur : Lisa Stein Haven
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319404784
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 300
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book focuses on the re-invigoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp persona in America from the point at which Chaplin reached the acme of his disfavor in the States, promoted by the media, through his departure from America forever in 1952, and ending with his death in Switzerland in 1977. By considering factions of America as diverse as 8mm film collectors, Beat poets and writers and readers of Chaplin biographies, this cultural study determines conclusively that Chaplin’s Little Tramp never died, but in fact experienced a resurgence, which began slowly even before 1950 and was wholly in effect by 1965 and then confirmed by 1972, the year in which Chaplin returned to the United States for the final time, to receive accolades in both New York and Los Angeles, where he received an Oscar for a lifetime of achievement in film.


The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows

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Weaving together a social history of the American beef industry with her own account of growing up in the shadow of her grandfather's cattle business, Hall ...

  • L'auteur : J. Halley
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137071699
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 188
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Weaving together a social history of the American beef industry with her own account of growing up in the shadow of her grandfather's cattle business, Halley juxtaposes the two worlds and creates a link between the meat industry and her own experience of the formation of gender and sexuality through family violence.


The Monctons: A Novel (Complete)

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  • L'auteur : Susanna Moodie
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465549110
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 293
  • Langue: French/English
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Globalizing Polar Science

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The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that has been l ...

  • L'auteur : R. Launius,J. Fleming,D. DeVorkin
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230114652
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 386
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that has been largely neglected by historians. This groundbreaking collection seeks to redress that neglect and illuminate critical aspects of the last 150 years of international scientific endeavour.


Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth

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Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth connects the rise of film and the rise of America as a cultural center and twentieth-century world power. ...

  • L'auteur : Paula Marantz Cohen
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195343883
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 234
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth connects the rise of film and the rise of America as a cultural center and twentieth-century world power. Silent film, Paula Cohen reveals, allowed America to sever its literary and linguistic ties to Europe and answer the call by nineteenth-century writers like Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman for an original form of expression compatible with American strengths and weaknesses. When film finally began to talk in 1927, the medium had already done its work. It had helped translate representation into a dynamic visual form and had "Americanized" the world. Cohen explores the way film emerged as an American medium through its synthesis of three basic elements: the body, the landscape, and the face. Nineteenth-century American culture had already charged these elements with meaning--the body through vaudeville and burlesque, landscape through landscape painting and moving panoramas, and the face through portrait photography. Integrating these popular forms, silent film also developed genres that showcased each of its basic elements: the body in comedy, the landscape in the western, and the face in melodrama. At the same time, it helped produce a new idea of character, embodied in the American movie star. Cohen's book offers a fascinating new perspective on American cultural history. It shows how nineteenth-century literature can be said to anticipate twentieth-century film--how Douglas Fairbanks was, in a sense, successor to Walt Whitman. And rather than condemning the culture of celebrity and consumption that early Hollywood helped inspire, the book highlights the creative and democratic features of the silent-film ethos. Just as notable, Cohen champions the concept of the "American myth" in the wake of recent attempts to discredit it. She maintains that American silent film helped consolidate and promote a myth of possibility and self-making that continues to dominate the public imagination and stands behind the best impulses of our contemporary world.


The Discourse Trap and the US Military

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This book proposes the idea of a 'discourse trap' in which the discourses and associated terminology devised for political or military reasons can entrap p ...

  • L'auteur : J. Michaels
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230372058
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 267
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book proposes the idea of a 'discourse trap' in which the discourses and associated terminology devised for political or military reasons can entrap policymakers by motivating or constraining their actions.


Heroism and Gender in War Films

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Filmic constructions of war heroism have a profound impact on public perceptions of conflicts. Here, contributors examine the ways motifs of gender and her ...

  • L'auteur : Karen A. Ritzenhoff
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137360720
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 271
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1998
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Détails: Filmic constructions of war heroism have a profound impact on public perceptions of conflicts. Here, contributors examine the ways motifs of gender and heroism in war films are used to justify ideological positions, shape the understanding of the military conflicts, support political agendas and institutions, and influence collective memory.


The Post-War Anglo-American Far Right

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Since 1945 neo-Nazi and far right extremists on both sides of the Atlantic have developed rich cultures which regularly exchange ideas. Leading activists s ...

  • L'auteur : P. Jackson,A. Shekhovtsov
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137396210
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 155
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Since 1945 neo-Nazi and far right extremists on both sides of the Atlantic have developed rich cultures which regularly exchange ideas. Leading activists such as Colin Jordan and George Lincoln Rockwell have helped to establish what has become a complex web of marginalised extremism. This book examines the history of this milieu to the present day.


Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 101, no. 2, 1957)

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  • Editeur: American Philosophical Society
  • ISBN: 9781422372104
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Sinking of the Zam Zam

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Thursday, April 17th, 1941 at 5:55 in the morning a peculiar and outlandish new noise was heard by those on board A vicious howling hissing sound I shall n ...

  • L'auteur : James W. Stewart
  • Editeur: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781462083053
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Thursday, April 17th, 1941 at 5:55 in the morning a peculiar and outlandish new noise was heard by those on board A vicious howling hissing sound I shall never forget and yet seem never quite able to remember With a horrible rending explosive crunch the first shells came aboard. James Stewart. March 1941, James W. Stewart of Oneonta, New York, was on his way to Africa as a member of the British American Ambulance Corps sailing from New York City on the SS Zam Zam. The BAAC was making the voyage to Mombasa, Kenya, and then overland to Lake Chad to support General Charles de Gaulles Free French forces in French Equatorial Africa with much needed ambulances. The United States had not yet become embroiled in World War II; Pearl Harbor was still months away. The men of the BAAC had volunteered because they strongly believed the US needed to come to the aid of Europe; their country needed to defeat the fascist regime being forced on Europe by Germany and the Nazi Party. This was a way they could help the cause. Along with the twenty-four BAAC members on board the Zam Zam, were 171 other passengers; missionaries and their families from the US, a group of French Canadian Catholic Brothers, tobacco businessmen from the South, and others just needing a way to return to Europe and Africa, taking the safe route on this neutral ship. Safe until April 17th, when their intended route across the Atlantic and around the Cape of Good Hope was abruptly interrupted and they were thrown into the center of an international incident between Germany and the United States. This book, James Stewarts Diary, Sinking of the Zam Zam, is his first hand account of the adventure of their lives.


The Gashouse Gang

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With The Gashouse Gang, John Heidenry delivers the definitive account of one the greatest and most colorful baseball teams of all times, the 1934 St. Louis ...

  • L'auteur : John Heidenry
  • Editeur: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1586485989
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: With The Gashouse Gang, John Heidenry delivers the definitive account of one the greatest and most colorful baseball teams of all times, the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals, filled with larger-than-life baseball personalities like Branch Rickey, Leo Durocher, Pepper Martin, Casey Stengel, Satchel Paige, Frankie Frisch, and—especially— the eccentric good ol' boy and great pitcher Dizzy Dean and his brother Paul. The year 1934 marked the lowest point of the Great Depression, when the U.S. went off the gold standard, banks collapsed by the score, and millions of Americans were out of work. Epic baseball feats offered welcome relief from the hardships of daily life. The Gashouse Gang, the brilliant culmination of a dream by its general manager, Branch Rickey, the first to envision a farm system that would acquire and "educate" young players in the art of baseball, was adored by the nation, who saw itself—scruffy, proud, and unbeatable—in the Gang. Based on original research and told in entertaining narrative style, The Gashouse Gang brings a bygone era and a cast full of vivid personalities to life and unearths a treasure trove of baseball lore that will delight any fan of the great American pastime.


Housework and Housewives in American Advertising

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An analysis of how since the end of te 19th-century advertising agencies and their housework product clients utilized a remarkably consistent depiction of ...

  • L'auteur : Jessamyn Neuhaus
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 023033797X
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 273
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: An analysis of how since the end of te 19th-century advertising agencies and their housework product clients utilized a remarkably consistent depiction of housewives and housework, illustrating that that although Second Wave feminism successfully called into question the housewife stereotype, homemaking has remained an American feminine ideal.


Daisy Miller

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of ...

  • L'auteur : Henry James
  • Editeur: Aerie
  • ISBN: 9781429959612
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 96
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged. American teenager Daisy miller was on a holiday--and Europe might never recover. From Switzerland to Rome, she caused scandals everywhere: because Daisy Miller did whatever she wanted, with whomever she wanted, whenever she chose. And she truly didn't care what society thought. But Winterbourne, a dignified, proper, upper-crust young man, was utterly fascinated by her. To the horror of his relatives and friends, Winterbourne helplessly followed Daisy across a continent. Even though Daisy was too much woman for WInterbourne to every understand... And even though Daisy Miller might be a danger to herself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Complete Plays

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Contents: Pyramus And Thisbe Still Waters A Change of Heart Daisy Miller Tenants Disengaged The Album The Reprobate Guy Domville Summersoft The High Bid Th ...

  • L'auteur : Henry James
  • Editeur: WS
  • ISBN: 2291015400
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 123
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Contents: Pyramus And Thisbe Still Waters A Change of Heart Daisy Miller Tenants Disengaged The Album The Reprobate Guy Domville Summersoft The High Bid The Outcry