Peter M. Pringle, Master Decoy Maker


Author: William C. Reeve

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077357011X

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 5538

An avid outdoorsman, Pringle began carving decoys in 1898 and in 1928 set himself the goal of producing the best rig of decoys in the world. Between 1929 and 1946, employing his skills as a commercial artist and going to great lengths to ensure the utmost accuracy, he fashioned approximately 120 of what many now consider to be among the finest examples of decoy art. But because he carved exclusively for his own use and made only a few for close friends, Pringle's birds remained largely unknown until recently.

Books in Print


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.



Author: Bettina von Arnim

Publisher: N.A



Page: 243

View: 9440

War! what is it Good For?

Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq


Author: Kimberley L. Phillips

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835021

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

View: 5965

Examines how African Americans' participation in the nation's wars after President Truman's order to intergrate the military, and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship, galvanized the antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom.

Far East Air Operations 1942-1945


Author: John Grehan,Martin Mace

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1783462124

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7897

Despatches in this volume include Air Operations in Burma and Bay of Bengal 1 January to 22 May 1942 by General Wavell, the despatch on air operations in South-East Asia November 1943 to May 1944, by Air Chief Marshal Sir R.E.C. Peirse, the despatch on air operations in South-East Asia from June 1944 to May 1945, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, and the despatch on air operations in South East Asia between May 1945 and September 1945, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park.??This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

Advertising on Trial

Consumer Activism and Corporate Public Relations in the 1930s


Author: Inger L. Stole

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252030591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 4225

It hasn't occurred to even the harshest critics of advertising since the1930s to regulate advertising as extensively as its earliest opponentsalmost succeeded in doing. Met with fierce political opposition fromorganized consumer movements when it emerged, modern advertisingwas viewed as propaganda that undermined the ability of consumers tolive in a healthy civic environment. In Advertising on Trial, Inger L. Stoleexamines how these consumer activists sought to limit the influence ofcorporate powers by rallying popular support to moderate and transformadvertising. She weaves their story together through the extensive useof primary sources, including archival research done with consumer andtrade group records, as well as trade journals and a thoroughengagement with the existing literature.

Thucydides and Herodotus


Author: Edith Foster,Donald Lateiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199593264

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 9755

Thucydides and Herodotus is an edited collection which looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the 5th Century BCE. It examines the relevant relationship between them which is considered, especially nowadays, by historians and philologists to be more significant than previously realized.

Containing America

Cultural Production and Consumption in 50s America


Author: Nathan Abrams,Julie Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781902459066

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 2035

The postwar period in America witnessed a tremendous consumer boom that introduced thousands of new items into the mass market. The contributors to Containing America challenge our conceptions of Cold War culture by examining a range of such products - clothes, food, television, magazines, radio, and other forms of entertainment - in order to shed light on how Cold War discourses actually influenced the practices of ordinary behaviour. Their essays address very different sectors of American society - in terms of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality and gender - thus emphasising the multiplicity, diversity, and differing nature of the voices that emerged in cultural production and consumption during the 1950s. Containing America points out directions for further research and provides a fresh approach for scholars, students, and others interested in the culture of the Cold War of the 1950s.

The Later Swing Era, 1942 to 1955


Author: Lawrence McClellan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313301575

Category: Music

Page: 382

View: 1560

Presents a history and critique of Swing music from the World War II years up to the post-World War II era, including such musicians as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, and Billie Holiday.

Tell Tchaikovsky the News

Rock ’n’ Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians’ Union, 1942–1968


Author: Michael James Roberts

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822378833

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 3151

For two decades after rock music emerged in the 1940s, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the oldest and largest labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada, refused to recognize rock 'n' roll as legitimate music or its performers as skilled musicians. The AFM never actively organized rock 'n' roll musicians, although recruiting them would have been in the union's economic interest. In Tell Tchaikovsky the News, Michael James Roberts argues that the reasons that the union failed to act in its own interest lay in its culture, in the opinions of its leadership and elite rank-and-file members. Explaining the bias of union members—most of whom were classical or jazz music performers—against rock music and musicians, Roberts addresses issues of race and class, questions of what qualified someone as a skilled or professional musician, and the threat that records, central to rock 'n' roll, posed to AFM members, who had long privileged live performances. Roberts contends that by rejecting rock 'n' rollers for two decades, the once formidable American Federation of Musicians lost their clout within the music industry.

China, Liberation and Transformation, 1942-1962


Author: Bill Brugger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389200864

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1675

This modern history of China uses the most recently revealed available evidence and is concerned principally with the leadership and people of China during the 1942-1962 period.

The Passage of the Frog and the Wild Strawberries Of 1942


Author: Beniamino Petrosino

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494340858


Page: 226

View: 4842

THE PASSAGE OF THE FROG AND THE WILD STRAWBERRIES OF 1942 Spanning several generations over the course of the twentieth century and set in the Italian post-Second World War scene The Passage of the Frog and the Wild Strawberries of 1942 maps the invisible passages and inner paths of the poor country peoples of the South (Campania, Basilicata regions). It is a tale of superstition, religion, tradition and beliefs, poverty and fate and a way of life that, in southern Italy at the time, involved few people being able to read or write. The novel traces the socio-cultural geography of a socially and politically depressed and psychologically diseased Southern Italy, involving the readers in a poetic and thorough analysis of the country, travelling both in space and time and ploughing deep into the conscience and memory (both personal and historical) of the characters. Life and places on the borders between the Basilicata and the Campania regions, as well as in many other adjacent regions such as Puglia, Calabria, are little known even to Italians: off the tourist tracks, far from the artistic tides, always on the giving hand of history, never on the receiving one. In this geographical and cultural harshness, faith is mingled with magic, love with exploitation, hunger with everything.

The American Home Front, 1941–1942


Author: Alistair Cooke

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555848141

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5405

New York Times bestseller: This portrait of the United States at the beginning of World War II is “an unexpected and welcome discovery in a time capsule” (The Washington Post). In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, illuminating our country for a global audience. Shortly before he passed away, a long-forgotten manuscript resurfaced in a closet in his New York apartment. It was a travelogue of America during the early days of World War II that had sat there for sixty years. Published to stellar reviews, Cooke’s The American Home Front is a “valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most” (The Plain Dealer). A portrait frozen in time, the book offers a charming look at the era as it journeys through small towns, big cities, and the American landscape as they once were. The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage, a historical gem that “affirms Cooke’s enduring place as a great twentieth-century reporter” (American Heritage). “An interesting eyewitness record . . . It recalls transcontinental travel in the pre-interstate highway era, and with greater depth, social problems that Cooke detected beneath the win-the-war exhortations he encountered from coast to coast.” —Booklist

The Assassination of Europe, 1918-1942

A Political History


Author: Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442609214

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9957

In this fascinating volume, renowned historian Howard M. Sachar relates the tragedy of twentieth-century Europe through an innovative, riveting account of the continent's political assassinations between 1918 and 1939 and beyond. By tracing the violent deaths of key public figures during an exceptionally fraught time period—the aftermath of World War I—Sachar lays bare a much larger history: the gradual moral and political demise of European civilization and its descent into World War II. In his famously arresting prose, Sachar traces the assassinations of Rosa Luxemburg, Kurt Eisner, Matthias Erzberger, and Walther Rathenau in Germany—a lethal chain reaction that contributed to the Weimar Republic's eventual collapse and Hitler's rise to power. Sachar's exploration of political fragility in Italy, Austria, the successor states of Eastern Europe, and France completes a mordant yet intriguing exposure of the Old World's lethal vulnerability. The final chapter, which chronicles the deaths of Stefan and Lotte Zweig, serves as a thought-provoking metaphor for the assassination of the Old World itself.

Das Mädchen Anne Frank

Die Biographie


Author: Melissa Müller

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104021112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 6895

Vollständig überarbeitete, um unbekanntes Material erweiterte Neuausgabe der maßgeblichen Biographie Anne Franks. Melissa Müllers fesselnde Biographie der Anne Frank erregte Ende der 1990er Jahre international großes Aufsehen. Zwei zuvor geheimgehaltene Tagebucheinträge Annes sowie Briefe und Aufzeichnungen nie zuvor befragter Zeitzeugen erweiterten das Bild der Familie Frank um wesentliche Facetten. Die Verfilmung des Buchs wurde 2001 mit dem Emmy-Award ausgezeichnet. In dieser überarbeiteten Neuausgabe kann Melissa Müller anhand neuester Forschungsergebnisse und nach Durchsicht erst kürzlich freigegebener Akten umfassender untersuchen, wer zum Netzwerk der Mitwisser gehörte und die Untergetauchten verraten haben könnte; bisher noch nie publizierte Fotos ergänzen das Bild. »Eine gründlich recherchierte und packende Biographie« Der Spiegel »Eine erzählerisch starke und souveräne Verknüpfung biographischer und historischer Details« The Times

Die Nachtigall



Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211267

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6184

Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende.

Six French Poets of Our Time

A Critical and Historical Study


Author: Robert W. Greene

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140086920X

Category: Poetry

Page: 216

View: 3573

During the last sixty to seventy years avant-garde poetry in France has evolved in two directions: one toward poetry conceived as a means to an end, the other toward poetry as an end in itself. Focusing on Pierre Reverdy, Francis Ponge, René Char, André du Bouchet, Jacques Dupin, and Marcelin Pleynet as the modern French poets who most faithfully reflect these directions, Robert Greene's chronological study allows us to follow the two-pronged evolution of French poetry since 1910. Situating his argument in a detailed historical context and basing it on comparisons with artistic movements and the poets' own writings on art, and on extended analyses of selected representative poems, the author is able to establish a new intellectual-historical perspective on contemporary poetry. Professor Greene finds that whereas Reverdy, Char, du Bouchet, and Dupin all embrace a conception of poetry as quest, as a search for the absolute, as the Way of beauty or truth, Ponge and Pleynet hold to a view of poetry as jête, as a celebration of the relative, as the play and display of language in action. What knits them together, he concludes, is the way in which each poet sums up his era as a stage in the development of twentieth-century French poetry. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Passages to America

Oral Histories of Child Immigrants from Ellis Island and Angel Island


Author: Emmy E. Werner

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597972967

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8216

More than twelve million immigrants, many of them children, passed through Ellis Island's gates between 1892 and 1954. Children also came through the “Guardian of the Western Gate,” the detention center on Angel Island in California that was designed to keep Chinese immigrants out of the United States. Based on the oral histories of fifty children who came to the United States before 1950, this book chronicles their American odyssey against the backdrop of World Wars I and II, the rise and fall of Hitler's Third Reich, and the hardships of the Great Depression. Ranging in age from four to sixteen years old, the children hailed from Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe; the Middle East; and China. Across ethnic lines, the child immigrants' life stories tell a remarkable tale of human resilience. The sources of family and community support that they relied on, their educational aims and accomplishments, their hard work, and their optimism about the future are just as crucial today for the new immigrants of the twenty-first century. These personal narratives offer unique perspectives on the psychological experience of being an immigrant child and its impact on later development and well-being. They chronicle the joys and sorrows, the aspirations and achievements, and the challenges that these small strangers faced while becoming grown citizens.