Present at the Creation

My Years in the State Department


Author: Dean Acheson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393304121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 798

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With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state. Acheson (1893-1971) was not only present at the creation of the postwar world, he was one of its chief architects. He joined the Department of State in 1941 as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and, with brief intermissions, was continuously involved until 1953, when he left office as Secretary of State at the end of the Truman years. Throughout that time Acheson's was one of the most influential minds and strongest wills at work. It was a period that included World War II, the reconstruction of Europe, the Korean War, the development of nuclear power, the formation of the United Nations and NATO. It involved him at close quarters with a cast that starred Truman, Roosevelt, Churchill, de Gaulle, Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Attlee, Eden Bevin, Schuman, Dulles, de Gasperi, Adenauer, Yoshida, Vishinsky, and Molotov.

Creation Answers Book

More Than Sixty of the Most-asked Questions about Creation, Evolution, and the Book of Genesis Answered


Author: Don Batten,David Catchpole,Carl Wieland

Publisher: Creation Book Publishers

ISBN: 9780949906625

Category: Bible and evolution

Page: 269

View: 2342

Present at the Creation

Discovering the Higgs Boson


Author: Amir D. Aczel

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307591824

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 2239

Documents the 2008 experiment to test the validity of key theories in physics and cosmology about the origins of the universe using the world's most powerful particle accelerator and the subsequent 2012 discovery of the Higgs Boson.

At the Creation

Myth, Reality, and the Origin of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, 1901-1909


Author: Herbert Wagner

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society


Category: Transportation

Page: 228

View: 3810

At the Creation by Herbert Wagner brings to life the human side of Harley-Davidson's quest to motorize the bicycle and then to promote it as a powerful, fast, reliable, and thrilling means of personal transportation. This book examines the origins of two-wheeled transportation from a time when combining the gasoline engine with the bicycle was the province of dreamers and con men. This is the definitive account of the beginnings of the only American motorcycle brand to ultimately succeed and survive. Backed by a decade of research, At the Creation documents for the first time the early years of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle in its birthplace of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an area that was an early center of motorcycle manufacturing. Previous books on Harley-Davidson have failed to adequately cover this critical period, which has been described as the "era of mystery" by Harley-Davidson company historian Martin Jack Rosenblum. At the Creation takes on several long-standing puzzles and myths, and then, through the use of period documents and original photographs, recreates the actual events of Harley's first years as they most plausibly occurred.

Act of Creation

The Founding of the United Nations


Author: Stephen C. Schlesinger,C Schlesinger

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786729708

Category: History

Page: 144

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In Act of Creation, Stephen C. Schlesinger tells a pivotal and little-known story of how Secretary of State Edward Stettinius and the new American President, Harry Truman, picked up the pieces of the faltering campaign initiated by Franklin Roosevelt to create a "United Nations." Using secret agents, financial resources, and their unrivaled position of power, they overcame the intrigues of Stalin, the reservations of wartime allies like Winston Churchill, the discontent of smaller states, and a skeptical press corps to found the United Nations. The author reveals how the UN nearly collapsed several times during the conference over questions of which states should have power, who should be admitted, and how authority should be divided among its branches. By shedding new light on leading participants like John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Nelson Rockefeller, and E. B White, Act of Creation provides a fascinating tale of twentieth-century history not to be missed.

The Creation of Eve


Author: Lynn Cullen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101186089

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6289

"Enormously satisfying...I'm grateful to Cullen for the pleasures of such a splendid read." -Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants. In 1559, a young woman painter flees a scandal involving one of Michelangelo's students, and is taken to the Spanish court, where she becomes the young queen's confidante and lady-in-waiting. Through her keenly trained eye, readers watch a love triangle unfold involving the queen, the king, and his half brother-a dangerous gamble that risks the lives of the queen and all those who keep her secrets.

Righting America at the Creation Museum


Author: Susan L. Trollinger,William Vance Trollinger, Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142141953X

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 6591

On May 28, 2007, the Creation Museum opened in Petersburg, Kentucky. Aimed at scientifically demonstrating that the universe was created less than ten thousand years ago by a Judeo-Christian god, the museum is hugely popular, attracting millions of visitors over the past eight years. Surrounded by themed topiary gardens and a petting zoo with camel rides, the site conjures up images of a religious Disneyland. Inside, visitors are met by dinosaurs at every turn and by a replica of the Garden of Eden that features the Tree of Life, the serpent, and Adam and Eve. In Righting America at the Creation Museum, Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger, Jr., take readers on a fascinating tour of the museum. The Trollingers vividly describe and analyze its vast array of exhibits, placards, dioramas, and videos, from the Culture in Crisis Room, where videos depict sinful characters watching pornography or considering abortion, to the Natural Selection Room, where placards argue that natural selection doesn’t lead to evolution. The book also traces the rise of creationism and the history of fundamentalism in America. This compelling book reveals that the Creation Museum is a remarkably complex phenomenon, at once a "natural history" museum at odds with contemporary science, an extended brief for the Bible as the literally true and errorless word of God, and a powerful and unflinching argument on behalf of the Christian right.

Partners at the Creation

The Men Behind Postwar Germany's Defense and Intelligence Establishments


Author: James H. Critchfield

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 243

View: 8731

Working for the Central Intelligence Agency in the years immediately following World War II, the late Critchfield served a central role in working with German generals Reinhard Gehlen and Adolf Heusinger in setting up the West German intelligence service, the BND, and the new armed forces the Bundes

Present at the Creation

My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America’s Game


Author: Upton Bell,Ron Borges

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 149620039X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3396

To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history or you can live its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL’s first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase “On any given Sunday,” Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules. Present at the Creation details Bell’s firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league’s success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history. Bell was player personnel director for the Baltimore Colts when the team played in three championship games and appeared in two Super Bowls (1968 and 1970). At thirty-three, he became the youngest general manager in NFL history when he joined the Patriots in that role in 1971. He left the NFL in 1974 to compete against it, joining the upstart World Football League as owner of the Charlotte Hornets, which lasted just two years. In 1976 Bell began his forty‐year career as a radio and TV talk-show host, yet he remains a football guy who was in the middle of the game’s most significant moments and knows that half the story has never been told, until now. Watch a book trailer.

The Creation of the Universe


Author: George Gamow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486438689

Category: Science

Page: 146

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Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.

Equal at the Creation

Sexism, Society, and Christian Thought


Author: Joseph Martos,Pierre Hégy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802078520

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

View: 1322

As an unabashedly sexist institution that has long been rooted in patriarchal ideals, the Christian church has few . Written by recognized experts in church history, the articles in this book take a close look at women's status in key periods.

The Creation Story for Children


Author: Helen Haidle

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890515654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 39

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Haydn: The Creation


Author: Nicholas Temperley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521372558

Category: Music

Page: 135

View: 3155

Haydn's Creation is one of the great masterpieces of the classical period. This absorbing and original account of the work provides an indispensable guide for the concert-goer, performer and student alike. The author places the work within the oratorio tradition, and contrasts the theological and literary character of the English libretto with the Viennese milieu of the first performances. The complete text is provided in both German and English versions as a useful reference point for discussion of the design of the work, the musical treatment of the words, including questions of Haydn's pictorialism, and a detailed examination of the different movement types employed. The book also contains a brief history of the reception of the work with appendices of notes on the changing performance traditions and selected extracts from critical accounts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected

From the Creation of the World to the Dissolution of the Assyrian Empire at the Death of Sardanapalus, and to the Declension of the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel Under the Reigns of Ahaz and Pekah: Including the Dissertation on the Creation and Fall of Man


Author: Samuel Shuckford

Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Ancient

Page: N.A

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The Creation Answer Book


Author: Hank Hanegraaff

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400320496

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8658

Answers to the most common—and most controversial—questions about creation evidences. In The Creation Answer Book, renowned Bible scholar Hank Hanegraaff brings to life the answers God has revealed about His magnificent creation—our universe, light and time, the earth and all who inhabit it. The popular Q&A format provides a clear and concise biblical view of the ordering of events through divine authority since the beginning of time. A must-have for Christians who face the argument of evolution and for non-Christians who are searching for truth about our origins. This book will help Christians understand more about creation and God’s plan for our world. Includes answers to frequently asked questions such as: Can the big bang theory be harmonized with Genesis? Is there evidence that humans and dinosaurs walked on the earth together? How serious are the consequences of believing in naturalistic evolution? Can we be certain that evolution is a myth?

FDR and the Creation of the U.N.


Author: Townsend Hoopes,Douglas Brinkley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300085532

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 4892

In this comprehensive account, two prize-winning historians explain how the idea of the United Nations was conceived, debated, and revised, first within the U.S. government and then by negotiation with its major allies in World War II. 28 illustrations.

The Babylonian Genesis

The Story of the Creation


Author: Alexander Heidel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022611242X

Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 4941

Here is a complete translation of all the published cuneiform tablets of the various Babylonian creation stories, of both the Semitic Babylonian and the Sumerian material. Each creation account is preceded by a brief introduction dealing with the age and provenance of the tablets, the aim and purpose of the story, etc. Also included is a translation and discussion of two Babylonian creation versions written in Greek. The final chapter presents a detailed examination of the Babylonian creation accounts in their relation to our Old Testament literature.

The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth


Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393079732

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 3786

The book that launched a movement: “Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all” (Oliver Sacks). Called “one of the greatest men alive” by The Times of London, E. O. Wilson proposes an historic partnership between scientists and religious leaders to preserve Earth’s rapidly vanishing biodiversity.

The Creation


Author: Janeen Brady

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 159955139X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 7863

The creation of the world must have been among the grandest of God's accomplishments. A celebration of that event, The Creation will take the reader on a seven-day journey from the sweeping vastness of space to the stunning beauty of a new world. With its resplendent artwork and exquisite verse, this book showcases the grandeur of the universe and our planet in a way that is simply breathtaking.

The Creation of God


Author: Rik Pinxten

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052016443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 5517

"First edition, fully updated here, appeared as Goddelijke Fantasie, Antwerp, Belgium with Houtekiet Publ. in 2000."--T.p. verso