Mirror On 1939

Mirror On 1939
Author: Drew Jackson
Publsiher: Yearbookshop
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-11-28
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1999365208

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Newspaper Yearbook containing 120 original Daily Mirror (British) newspaper front pages from 1939.

Mirror On 1939

Mirror On 1939
Author: News Man
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2018-12-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1790807174

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Mirror On 1939 contains 120 original Daily Mirror (British) newspaper front pages from 1939 and is sure to bring memories flooding back of times gone by. This wonderful archive covers all the major news events from the year and would make a super gift idea for anyone born in 1939. Please note that all the front pages are original newspaper scans and are not modern reproductions (as such some articles may be difficult to read and may require the use of a magnifying glass).

The Ballad of John Latouche

The Ballad of John Latouche
Author: Howard Pollack
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2017
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780190458294

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Born into a poor Virginian family, John Treville Latouche (1914-56), in his short life, made a profound mark on America's musical theater as a lyricist, book writer, and librettist. The wit and skill of his lyrics elicited comparisons with the likes of Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, and Cole Porter, but he had too, noted Stephen Sondheim, a large vision of what musical theater could be, and he proved especially venturesome in helping to develop a lyric theater that innovatively combined music, word, dance, and costume and set design. Many of his pieces, even if not commonly known today, remain high points in the history of American musical theater. A great American genius in the words of Duke Ellington, Latouche initially came to wide public attention in his early twenties with his cantata for soloist and chorus, Ballad for Americans (1939), with music by Earl Robinson-a work that swept the nation during the Second World War. Other milestones in his career included the all-black musical fable, Cabin in the Sky (1940), with Vernon Duke; an interracial updating of John Gay's classic, The Beggar's Opera, as Beggar's Holiday (1946), with Duke Ellington; two acclaimed Broadway operas with Jerome Moross: Ballet Ballads (1948) and The Golden Apple (1954); one of the most enduring operas in the American canon, The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956), with Douglas Moore; and the operetta Candide (1956), with Leonard Bernstein and Lillian Hellman. Extremely versatile, he also wrote cabaret songs, participated in documentary and avant-garde film, translated poetry, adapted plays, and much else. Meanwhile, as one of Manhattan's most celebrated raconteurs and hosts, he developed a wide range of friends in the arts, including, to name only a few, Paul and Jane Bowles (whom he introduced to each other), Yul Brynner, John Cage, Jack Kerouac, Frederick Kiesler, Carson McCullers, Frank O'Hara, Dawn Powell, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams-a dazzling constellation of diverse artists working in sundry fields, all attracted to Latouche's brilliance and joie de vivre, not to mention his support for their work. This book draws widely on archival collections both at home and abroad, including Latouche's diaries and the papers of Bernstein, Ellington, Moore, Moross, and many others, to tell for the first time, the story of this fascinating man and his work.

Photographs and Writings 1939 1968

Photographs and Writings  1939 1968
Author: Minor White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1982-01-01
Genre: Nature photography
ISBN: 0893811025

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The New Disability History

The New Disability History
Author: Paul K. Longmore,Lauri Umansky
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2001-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780814785638

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A glimpse into the struggle of the disabled for identity and society's perception of the disabled traces the disabled's fight for rights from the antebellum era to present controversies over access.

Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France

Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France
Author: Dr Daniel Hucker
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-07-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781409482031

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The 1930s policy of appeasement is still fiercely debated by historians, critics and contemporary political commentators, more than 70 years after the signing of the 1938 Munich Agreement. What is less well-understood, however, is the role of public opinion on the formation of British and French policy in the period between Munich and the outbreak of the Second World War; not necessarily what public opinion was but how it was perceived to be by those in power and how this contributed to the policymaking process. It therefore fills a considerable gap in an otherwise vast literature, seeking to ascertain the extent to which public opinion can be said to have influenced the direction of foreign policy in a crucial juncture of British and French diplomatic history. Employing an innovative and unique methodological framework, the author distinguishes between two categories of representation: firstly, 'reactive' representations of opinion, the immediate and spontaneous reactions of the public to circumstances and events as they occur; and secondly, 'residual' representations, which can be defined as the remnants of previous memories and experiences, the more general tendencies of opinion considered characteristic of previous years, even previous decades. It is argued that the French government of Édouard Daladier was consistently more attuned to the evolution of 'reactive' representations than the British government of Neville Chamberlain and, consequently, it was the French rather than the British who first pursued a firmer policy towards the European dictatorships. This comparative approach reveals a hitherto hidden facet of the diplomatic prelude to the Second World War; that British policy towards France and French policy towards Britain were influenced by their respective perceptions of public opinion in the other country. A sophisticated analysis of a crucial period in international history, this book will be essential reading for scholars of the origins of World War II, the political scenes of late 1930s Britain and France, and the study of public opinion and its effects on policy.

Cricket and Society in South Africa 1910 1971

Cricket and Society in South Africa  1910   1971
Author: Bruce Murray,Richard Parry,Jonty Winch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2018-09-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783319936086

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This book explores how cricket in South Africa was shaped by society and society by cricket. It demonstrates the centrality of cricket in the evolving relationship between culture, sport and politics starting with South Africa as the beating heart of the imperial project and ending with the country as an international pariah. The contributors explore the tensions between fragmentation and unity, on and off the pitch, in the context of the racist ideology of empire, its ‘arrested development’ and the reliance of South Africa on a racially based exploitative labour system. This edited collection uncovers the hidden history of cricket, society, and empire in defining a multiplicity of South African identities, and recognises the achievements of forgotten players and their impact.

And All Our Yesterdays and Nine Other Stories

   And All Our Yesterdays       and Nine Other Stories
Author: Kenneth C. Gardner, Jr.
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-05-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781491735336

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The stories in "All Our Yesterdays..." and Nine Other Stories continue to explore the lives of the Cockburn family and other characters in and around the fictional town of Menninger, North Dakota, first created in the novel The Song Is Ended and continued in the novel The Dark Between The Stars and the short stories in Meatball Birds and Seven Other Stories. While the events and the characters found in the ten stories exist in rural and small town settings, the themes explored have a universal appeal.