Glamour in a Golden Age: Movie Stars of the 1930s by Adrienne L. McLean, Professor Christine Becker, James

By Adrienne L. McLean, Professor Christine Becker, James Castonguay, Professor Corey Creekmur, Mary Desjardins, Professor Alexander Doty, Lucy Fischer, Professor Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Professor Ina Rae Hark, Professor Adam Knee, Professor Allen Larson, Prof

Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper-Glamour in a Golden Age provides unique essays from eminent movie students that examine motion picture stars of the Thirties opposed to the historical past of up to date American cultural history.

Stardom is approached as an impact of, and impact on, the actual historic and commercial contexts that enabled those actors and actresses to be chanced on, featured in movies, publicized, and to turn into well-known and admired-sometimes even notorious-parts of the cultural panorama. utilizing archival and renowned fabric, together with fan and mass marketplace magazines, different promotional and exposure fabric, and naturally movies themselves, members additionally talk about different artists who have been highly well known on the time, between them Ann Harding, Ruth Chatterton, Nancy Carroll, Kay Francis, and Constance Bennett.

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The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: by Kenneth Baxter Wolf

By Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Within the lifestyles and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Kenneth Baxter Wolf bargains a learn and translation of the testimony given by way of witnesses on the canonization hearings of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who died in 1231 in Marburg, Germany, on the age of twenty-four. the majority of the depositions have been taken from those who claimed to were healed by means of the intercession of this new saint. Their descriptions in their maladies and their efforts to safe aid at Elizabeth's shrine in Marburg give you the sleek reader not just with a close, within examine the genesis of a saint's cult, but in addition with an strangely transparent window into the lives and hopes of normal humans dwelling in Germany on the time. past testimony approximately her miracles, the papal commissioners additionally heard witnesses converse to the holiness of Elizabeth's lifestyles. 4 girls who knew Elizabeth from her arrival on the Wartburg fort in Thuringia because the destiny spouse of Landgrave Ludwig IV to her loss of life as a caregiver within the medical institution that she based in Marburg supply shiny vignettes approximately her existence. including the testimony of Elizabeth's confessor and mum or dad, Conrad of Marburg, they trap in phrases the Hungarian princess's tireless, inventive efforts to "cure" her lifetime of privilege with its contrary: a lifetime of voluntary deprivation and direct carrier to the bad and ill.

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Rapid Ray. The Story Ray Lewis by John Cooper

By John Cooper

Rapid Ray Lewis used to be arguably the quickest guy of his new release. He received medals within the 1932 Olympics and the 1934 British Empire video games, and numerous races in North the United States. amazing achievements for any guy -- yet all of the extra outstanding simply because Lewis needed to race poverty and prejudice. The geat-grandson of slaves, he labored as a porter at the railway, and knowledgeable through operating along the tracks whilst the educate used to be stopped at the prairies.

Rapid Ray is way greater than a activities autobiography; it really is as a lot a background of 1 man's conflict for equality because it is a background of Olympic-level tune. all through his lengthy lifestyles -- he's now in his nineties -- Ray Lewis has fought discrimination not just in activities, yet in each stroll of life.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Plutarch's Lives for Boys and Girls by W. H. Weston, W. Rainey

By W. H. Weston, W. Rainey

Chosen lives from Plutarch admirably retold by way of W. H. Weston, together with six Greeks (Aristides, Themistocles, Pelopidas, Timoleon, Alexander, Philopoemen) and 6 Romans (Coriolanus, Tiberius Gracchus, Caius Gracchus, Caius Marius, Julius Caesar, and Brutus). Introductory fabric via the reteller units each one lifestyles in its historic context. compatible for a while 10 and up.

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Reading Columbus by Margarita Zamora

By Margarita Zamora

Christopher Columbus authored over 100 records, lots of them letters giving testimony at the Discovery to Isabela and Ferdinand. during this first e-book in English to concentration particularly on those writings, Margarita Zamora deals an unique research in their textual difficulties and ideological implications. Her finished learn takes into consideration the newly came across "Libro Copiador," inclusive of formerly unknown letters from Columbus to the Crown.Zamora examines these elements of the texts that experience prompted the main nervousness and confrontation between scholars--questions referring to Columbus's vacation spot, the authenticity and authority of the texts attributed to him, Las Casas's editorial position, and Columbus's perspectives at the Indians. In doing so she opens up the gigantic cultural context of the invention. Exploring the ways that the 1st photos of the United States as noticeable via eu eyes either represented and assisted in shaping the invention, she maps the inception and development of a discourse that used to be to dominate the colonizing of the recent international.

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Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? by Margaret Frith

By Margaret Frith

Although polio left him wheelchair certain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took workplace throughout the nice melancholy and served as president in the course of global conflict II. Elected 4 occasions, he spent 13 years within the White condominium. How he led the rustic via significantly tricky difficulties, very similar to those dealing with the US this present day, makes for a well timed and engrossing biography.

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The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (Cambridge Companions to by Norman Kretzmann, Eleonore Stump

By Norman Kretzmann, Eleonore Stump

One of the nice philosophers of the center a while Aquinas is exclusive in pursuing it seems that disparate initiatives. at the one hand he constructed a philosophical figuring out of Christian doctrine in an absolutely built-in process encompassing all common and supernatural truth. however, he used to be confident that Aristotle's philosophy afforded the simplest on hand philosophical portion of this kind of process. In a comparatively short occupation Aquinas constructed those initiatives in nice aspect and with an incredible measure of good fortune. during this quantity ten major students introduce all of the very important elements of Aquinas' inspiration, starting from its ancient history and dependence on Greek, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy and theology, throughout the metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, to the philosophical method of Biblical remark. New readers and nonspecialists will locate this the best, available advisor to Aquinas at the moment in print. complex scholars and experts will discover a conspectus of modern advancements within the interpretation of Aquinas.

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