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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The author relates his experiences in the State Department during a period that witnessed World War II, European reconstruction, the Korean War and McCarthyism

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: 6084

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.

Righting America at the Creation Museum


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

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142141953X

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 8260

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

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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: 5179

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 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

View: 3915

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: 7711

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.

Present at the Creation, Leaping in the Dark, and Going Against the Grain

1776, Pippin, M. Butterfly, La Bte, and Other Broadway Adventures


Author: Stuart Ostrow

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557836465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 2572

(Applause Books). "The best way I know to resuscitate the theatre is to produce dangerous new works." Stuart Ostrow. Producer Stuart Ostrow's manifesto of how intelligent life might be restored to the theatre is also a unique personal memoir of the producer-creator relationship and an evaluation of the essentials that can make a show fly, or remain earthbound. As a solo producer, Ostrow's many productions include M. Butterfly , which won the Tony Award for Best Play; Pippin ; and 1776 , which received both the New York and London Drama Critics Awards as well as the Tony Award for Best Musical. He produced the original Broadway production of the critically acclaimed La Bete , which won the Olivier Award in London for Best Comedy. Ostrow was brought in to fix the original production of Chicago , collaborated with Anthony Hopkins on a London production of M. Butterfly , that was not meant to be, and even had his own play, Stages , directed on Broadway by the avant-garde theatrical pioneer Richard Foreman. He riffs about the heroes and heels he's met along the way and that great cast includes Frank Loesser, Meredith Willson, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, David Geffen, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Henry Hwang, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and many more.

God's Covenant with the Creation


Author: Dale Claerbaut

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604772166

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 9184

Pastor Claerbaut offers new insights into biblical covenant. A creation covenant based on Genesis 1 is supported by many Scriptures. He maintains that Scriptures are totally authoritative but their exegesis is not always traditional.

Absent at the creation

the existential psychiatry of Ludwig Binswanger


Author: Bradley Seidman

Publisher: Libra Pub


Category: Religion

Page: 109

View: 1057

The Illustrated Bible


Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409378829

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 2663

The world's greatest story retold Enjoy and understand the Bible as never before with The Illustrated Bible. All the greatest stories are brought to life from the Creation to the Book of Revelation through amazing photographs, works of art, historical artefacts, and specially commissioned maps. Features on key figures from Adam and Abraham to Peter and Paul, and important sites such as Jericho, Jerusalem, and Mount Sinai explain their significance, while context features give the cultural backdrop of daily life in biblical times. The Illustrated Bible is an indispensable retelling of the stories that have absorbed readers for centuries. Written by experts from all denominations, it appeals to everyone and is a perfect reference for the whole family.

Haydn: The Creation


Author: Nicholas Temperley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521378659

Category: Music

Page: 135

View: 2107

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.

A View of Universal History, from the Creation to the Present Time

Including an Account of the Celebrated Revolutions in France, Poland, Sweden, Geneva &c. &c. Together with an Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Late Military Operations; and Other Important Events


Author: John Adams

Publisher: N.A


Category: World history

Page: N.A

View: 3586

The Universal Chronologist, and Historical Register, from the Creation to the Close of the 1825

Comprising the Elements of General History, from the French of M. St. Martin: with an Elaborate Continuation, in which are Minutely Detailed the Numerous and Important Events and Transactions Arising Out of the French Revolution


Author: William Henry Ireland,Joseph Martin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: N.A

View: 6742