A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century
Author: Susan Ware
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop
Author: Clair Hughes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Although a hat may be designed for the purpose of practicality or aesthetics, it is part of a complex interplay of wider cultural meanings. Throughout history hats have played a significant role in expressing and revealing notions of class, gender, authority, fashion and etiquette. By examining the consumption and production of hats from the 18th century to the present day, this book explores their significance as markers of social and cultural change. Taking a thematic approach, Clair Hughes charts how headgear during the modern era has been shaped by status, gender and necessity. Using case studies such as the bowler hat, which has moved up and down classes and professions, Hughes reveals that although a hat might seem bound to its status and context, it is as susceptible to subversion and reinvention as the society which creates it. From the transition of pilots' helmets from practical headgear to fashion items, to the Slouch hat and the baseball cap, hats have responded to cultural or political movements, often becoming conscious displays of identity and social allegiance. Drawing from material and historical research as well as depictions in art, literature and film, Hughes provides a fascinating insight into hats as a visible performance of social values and culture.
A Cultural Encyclopedia
Author: Beverly Chico
This concise encyclopedia examines headwear around the world, from ancient times to the modern era, comprising entries that address cultural significance, religion, historical events, geography, demographic and ethnic issues, fashion, and contemporary trends. • Vividly documents the fundamental human experience and universal practice of adorning the head • Highlights the global community and cultural linkages of headwear function, material, and style • Directly relates hats to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, usage, and form • Enables greater understanding of human diversity throughout time by tracing the development of headgear • Provides dozens of sidebars to pique reader interest and offer short, witty, funny, or pertinent content
Author: John Potvin
The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 brings together art, design, fashion, and a much neglected concern for its spatial realities. The spaces and places of fashion have often been overlooked in the writing of fashion history and visual culture. More often than not, however, these environments mitigate, control, inform, and enhance how fashion is experienced, performed, consumed, seen, exhibited, purchased, appreciated and of course displayed. Space, as this volume attempts to illustrate, is itself a representational strategy on par with and influencing the visibility and visuality of fashion. Innovative and challenging, the essays in this volume explore various physical and conceptual spaces, moving from physical environments to the two-dimensional with paintings, illustrations, and photographs to chart similarities, differences, and complex nuanced relationships between environments, fashion, identities, and visuality. The volume also navigates various sites (both permanent and temporary) of production, circulation, exhibition, consumption, and promotion of fashion that define meaning and knowledge about a culture or individual by providing for a bond between embodied consumers/spectators and fashion objects. The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 is a compelling project with a thematic, theoretical, and historiographic approach that is at once both focused yet far-reaching and original in its implications. The volume engages with questions attending to the 'modern condition' by seamlessly weaving interdisciplinary discussions of the visual with material culture to explore the spatial dimension(s) of fashion. Some of the essays explore new and exciting spaces while others offer compelling revisionary analyses of relatively known sources
Author: Brenda Grantland
Publisher: Brenda Grantland
Category: Political Science
A critical discussion of Hillary Clinton's speaking fees, focusing on the corporations that paid the fees
Author: Kenneth T. Jackson,Lisa Keller,Nancy Flood
Publisher: Yale University Press
Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.
Author: Barry Moreno
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Category: Social Science
Since 1776, millions of immigrants have landed at America’s shores. To this day, their practical contributions are still felt in every field of endeavor, including agriculture, industry, and the service trades. But within the great immigrant waves there also came plucky and talented individualists, artists, and dreamers. Many of these exceptional folk went on to win worldly renown, and their names live on in history. Ellis Island’s Famous Immigrants tells the story of some of the best known of these legendary characters and highlights their actual immigration experience at Ellis Island. Celebrities featured within its pages include such entrepreneurs as Max Factor, Charles Atlas, and “Chef Boyardee”; Hollywood icons Pola Negri, Bela Lugosi, and Bob Hope; spiritual figures Father Flanagan and Krishnamurti; authors Isaac Asimov and Kahlil Gibran; painters Arshile Gorky and Max Ernst; and sports figures Knute Rockne and Johnny Weissmuller.
Monologues and Little Known Facts to Guide You to Your Own Truth
Author: Tonya Burton
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
More then 20 days after a colonoscopy gone terribly wrong, Tonya is raced into the hospital for emergency surgery. One month later she returns home to recover, determined to change the habits and behaviors that kept her life so unbalanced it almost killed her. In search of her own truth, she begins the process of healing and discovery with an introspective look at her life and the many facets of her personality, her "selves". Throughout the process she identifies little known facts and other information to associate these new discoveries with the world around her. As this journey comes to an end, Tonya challenges the reader to find them "selves", their truth and their way to a better life.
Author: Frank Moorhouse
Publisher: Black Inc.
Category: Short stories
In the sixth edition of this best-selling series, the highly acclaimed author, Frank Moorhouse, has collected Australia's finest short fiction from the last twelve months. The contributors to this collection display the best fiction writers at the top of their form. This anthology of new work demonstrates once again the enduring quality of contemporary Australian fiction and showcases the art of the well-crafted story.
österreichisches Literaturgeschehen in den Rockys? : eine Begegnung
Author: Peter Pabisch,Wolfgang Greisenegger
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: American literature
Papers presented at the Literature Symposium in Taos Ski Valley 2007, includes only authors and artists who volunteered to contribute to this work.
Author: Adriana Jai Wynn-Yeldell
Category: Family & Relationships
Aira is at it again yall. The ex-school teacher is now happily married and a full-time mother. She and Adam has provided love and security for their family in the big house nestled between trees on the land he had always dreamed of owning. Is there a such thing as happily ever after? Or is it more realistic to take it day by day? They wanted it all and went after it, and Aira's journal became thick with her ideas, poems and stories of The Mayfield's and their big crazy family. Still grounded in traditions, her friendship with Mercedes and Debra, she describes in her special way the detail of their lives, and the bond that helps them all through the changes and adversity we all journey through each day. They are wild, loyal and generous just like the people you know.
The Memoirs of Gangster Mike the Last West Philadelphia Corner Boy
Author: Michael King
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The entire purpose of being a Corner Boy was rooted in the concept of the ultra-masculine male The highest honor a Corner Boy could aspire was becoming a martyr for the gang The second highest honor was to carry a wound from battle that could be observed without the removal of ones attireThe third highest honor was going to jail and doing time In my young mind, Corner Boys came to represent the highest level of manhood and the epitome of moral virtue. says the author. But what was the truth? Of Stiletto and Soul: The Memoirs of Gangster Mike The Last West Philadelphia Corner Boyis a comprehensive and smooth recollection of the authors childhood experiences, family, youthful exploits, and his life with Philadelphias legendary Corner Boys. Honest, hopeful, challenging and absolutely inspiring, this book is about a unique life spent in a tough setting. In this book, King recollects his memories and deals with the most serious realitieslife, family, relationships, and the exigent world of his youth. This memoir is inspired by several factors, all of them pertinent to todays climate where some of the experiences of the author could serve as helpmates to those who may find themselves in similar situations. Here, he shares how both positive and negative influences in his life helped him developed a social consciousness. The book also relates certain historical events and personalities and packed with personal commentaries, insights, and psychosocial outlooks that readers may find relevant and favorable.
A Brad Shade Thriller
Author: G B Joyce
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Hatred, blackmail, and murder—a Brad Shade hat trick. The Black Ace reunites us with our favourite, savvy fourth-liner, with plot twists, wisecracks, and an ending that could only come from G.B. Joyce. Thanks to Shade’s work at the NHL draft last season, he gets to hold on to his job as scout for L.A.—at least for now. But a journeyman’s work is never done. Shade is checking out the talent in Regina with his old friend and teammate “Chief.” But when they learn of the suicide of an old teammate from their playing days in L.A., they take a sometimes violent detour through the dark side of a small town with no shortage of secrets it wants kept at almost any cost.
Author: Thomas K. Sullivan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In One Happy Old Priest, Father Thomas Sullivan looks back on his eighty years as a catholic, a life that includes both family and scores of fine seminarians, priests, nuns, and parishioners. With an honest and rollicking writing style, Father Sullivan recreates moments that stand out in his childhood, seminary education, priest training, and life as a foreign missionary and pastor stateside. One Happy Old Priest is one mans look at how the church has cultivated, preserved, and navigated decades of sometimes unwelcome change. The volume includes photographs of family, priests, nuns, and parishioners. An appendix lists Columban Fathers mentioned in the text, a testament of the many who dedicated their lives to the service of the church. The epilogue draws attention to the man Father Sullivan believes represents the best of what the church has to offer, then and now.
A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Angry Tide is the seventh novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares - as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza's brother. Before the new century dawns, George and Ross will be drawn together by a loss greater than their rivalry - and Morwenna and Drake by a tragedy that brings them hope . . . The Angry Tide is followed by the eighth book in the Poldark series, The Stranger From The Sea.