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The Life and Death of a Spanish Town

Author: Elliot Paul

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 316

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At the time of its first publication in 1937, The Life and Death of a Spanish Town was the first book to interpret to Americans the struggle of a people whose idyllic life was shattered by Fascist terror; it foreshadowed, with burning indignation against aggressors and outspoken sympathy for the obscure and simple men and women of Santa Eulalia, the alignment of forces all over the world today. Popular American author Elliot Paul, Elliot Paul’s reputation rests securely on this book and his 1942 national bestseller, the Last Time I Saw Paris.

The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic

A Witness to the Spanish Civil War

Author: Henry Buckley

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

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Category: History

Page: 448

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In 1940, Daily Telegraph correspondent Henry Buckley published his eyewitness account of his experiences reporting form the Spanish Civil War. The copies of the book, stored in a warehouse in London, were destroyed during the Blitz and only a handful of copies of his unique chronicle were saved. Now, seventy years after its first publication, this exceptional eyewitness account of the war is republished with a new introduction by Paul Preston. The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic is a unique account of Spanish politics throughout the entire life of the Second Republic, from its foundation of 14 April 1931 to its defeat at the end of March 1939, combining personal recollections of meetings with the great politicians of the day with eyewitness accounts of dramatic events. Buckley arrived in Spain prior to the outbreak of the war and was one of the few correspondents reporting on the conflict who had an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Spain - its people, politics and culture. Well acquainted with the major protagonists from the conflict, he particularly admired Dr Juan Negrin, the wartime Socialist premier, but was utterly bowled over by 'La Pasionaria', the Communist orator Dolores Ibarruri. He was also a good friend of Ernest Hemingway and the renowned photographer Robert Capa. This important book is one fo the most enduring records of the Spanish Republic and the civil war and a monumental testimony to Buckley's work as a correspondent. Providing a fascinating portrait of a crucial decade of contemporary Spanish history, and based on an abundance of the eyewitness material that only a really assiduous resident journalist could collect, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Spanish Civil War.

Global Nomads

Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa

Author: Anthony D'Andrea

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D’Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live within a global circuit of countercultural practice in paradoxical paradises. Based on nomadic fieldwork across Spain and India, the study analyzes how and why these post-metropolitan subjects reject the homeland in order to shape an alternative lifestyle. They become artists, therapists, exotic traders and bohemian workers seeking to integrate labor, mobility and spirituality within a cosmopolitan culture of expressive individualism. These countercultural formations, however, unfold under neo-liberal regimes that appropriate utopian spaces, practices and imaginaries as commodities for tourism, entertainment and media consumption. In order to understand the paradoxical globalization of countercultures, Global Nomads develops a dialogue between global and critical studies by introducing the concept of 'neo-nomadism' which seeks to overcome some of the shortcomings in studies of globalization. This book is an essential aide for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of Sociology, Anthropology of Globalization, Cultural Studies and Tourism Studies.

True Stories

A Century of Literary Journalism

Author: Norman Sims

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

View: 633

Journalism in the twentieth century was marked by the rise of literary journalism. Sims traces more than a century of its history, examining the cultural connections, competing journalistic schools of thought, and innovative writers that have given literary journalism its power. Seminal exmples of the genre provide ample context and background for the study of this style of journalism.

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies

Author: Matthew Tinkcom

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Keyframes introduces the study of popular cinema of Hollywood and beyond and responds to the transformative effect of cultural studies on film studies. The contributors rethink contemporary film culture using ideas and concerns from feminism, queer theory, 'race' studies, critiques of nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism, the cultural economies of fandom, spectator theory, and Marxism. Combining a film studies focus on the film industry, production and technology with a cultural studies analysis of consumption and audiences, Keframes demonstrates the breadth of approaches now available for understanding popular cinema. Subjects addressed include: * Studying Ripley and the 'Alien' films * Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts cinema * Judy Garland fandom on the net * Stardom and serial fantasies: Thomas Harris's 'Hannibal' * Tom Hanks and the globalization of stars * Queer Bollywood * Jackie Chan and the Black connection * '12 Monkeys', postmodernism and urban space.

Sketch of the life of the author, written by himself a short time before his death. A general view of their ancient state and inhabitants. Jamaica. English Charaibean islands. Observations on the disposition, character, manners, and habits of life of the Maroon Negroes of the Island of Jamaica; and a detail of the origin, progress, and termination of the late War between those people and the white Inhabitants. Proceedings of the Assembly relative to the Maroons

Author: Bryan Edwards

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Category: Slavery

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A History of England from the First Invasion by the Romans

Author: John Lingard

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Category: Great Britain

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A General History of the Lives, Trials, and Executions of All the Royal and Noble Personages, that Have Suffered in Great-Britain and Ireland for High Treason, Or Other Crimes

From the Accession of Henry VIII. to the Throne of England, Down to the Present Time : with a Circumstantial Narrative of Their Behaviour During Confinement, and at the Place of Execution : to which is Added, a Particular Account of the Rebellions in England, Scotland, and Ireland, for the Two Last Centuries : Compiled ... from the Best Histories, and Most Authentic Memoirs

Author: Delahay Gordon

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Category: Great Britain

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Bibliotheca Britannica, Or a General Index to British and Foreign Literature

Author: Robert Watt

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The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh: The life of Sir Walter Ralegh, by William Oldys. The life of Sir Walter Ralegh, by Tho. Birch

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh

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