Download Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature by Dick Higgins PDF

By Dick Higgins

Trend poetry--poetry from prior to 1900 that fuses literature and visible art--has existed because the occasions of historical Crete and Egypt. much less renowned than glossy visible poetry, development poetry has been produced in such a lot eu and American literatures, and, as shut analogues, in lots of oriental literatures.
This e-book tells the historical past of development poetry, documenting and classifying greater than 2,000 works. Illustrations of every significant style of trend poem are integrated. The e-book additionally explores comparable types, comparable to picture track notations, formed prose, sound poetry, and poetic labyrinths, to call a couple of. A word list, essays via global gurus at the oriental analogues to the development poem, and the 1st complete bibliography on trend poetry whole the paintings. With this e-book, Dick Higgins has supplied an critical software for commencing up the realm of trend poetry to the student and the lay reader alike, bringing order to what has been an imprecise and complicated quarter, and delighting the attention and brain via casting gentle on those forgotten treasures.

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Download The Elizabeth Icon, 1603-2003 by J. Walker PDF

By J. Walker

Surveying four-hundred years of British historical past, Walker examines how the reminiscence - the icon - of Queen Elizabeth has been used as a marker for Englishness in disputes political and social, in artwork, literature and pop culture. From her moment Westminster tomb to the pseudo-secret histories of the recovery, from Georgian ballads to Victorian work, biographies, kid's books, Suffragette banners, novels and movies, developments in scholarship and rubber tub geese, the icon turns into extra robust because the thought of Englishness turns into extra arbitrary.

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Download Heartland heroes : remembering World War II by Kenneth K. Hatfield PDF

By Kenneth K. Hatfield

"War is set patriotism, approximately sacrifice, approximately conquering worry. and maybe so much of all, it is in regards to the man in the foxhole subsequent to you, caring for one another, conserving each one different, loving one another; a camaraderie so extreme basically males who've been in strive against can ever recognize what it truly is like. definite, so much of all, battle is approximately love."

Heartland Heroes is a suite of exceptional tales from traditional women and men who lived via notable instances. They resided in areas like Lee’s Summit, Independence, and Kansas urban, but their reports have been a great deal like these of global battle II veterans in all places. a few have been marines, nurses, or fighter pilots, others have been easily civilians who lived during the battle less than the martial legislation imposed at the Hawaiian Islands after the assault on Pearl Harbor.

In Heartland Heroes, Ken Hatfield gathers the tales of greater than 80 women and men, whom he begun interviewing in 1984 whereas reporting for a small weekly newspaper in Liberty, Missouri. Hatfield’s first topic was once a marine named Bob Barackman, the uncle of 1 of Hatfield’s coworkers. That interview, which lasted for a number of hours, had a profound impression on Hatfield. He started to discover that as a journalist he had a special chance to maintain that small piece of background every one veteran includes with him.

Hatfield spent the following seventeen years interviewing approximately 100 international struggle II veterans and different contributors, however it was once now not till August 2001 that he made up our minds to collect the tales right into a booklet. The interviewees, such a lot of whom lived within the Kansas urban sector on the time of the interviews, incorporated Jim Daniels, a Grumman Wildcat pilot, who whereas attempting to land at Pearl Harbor at the night after the japanese assault, survived a snowstorm of pleasant fireplace, which claimed the lives of 3 of his neighbors and fellow pilots; Charles McGee, a pilot with 143 wrestle missions to his credits, who fought the Germans within the air and racism at the floor as one of many Tuskegee Airmen; and Dee Nicholson, who used to be simply six years outdated whilst the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and her domestic on Hawaii. She and her father remember what lifestyles was once like for them and others, together with eastern americans, after that fateful day.

Following the battle, those brave women and men again to the lives they'd left and attempted to regulate as top they can. Hatfield collects their own memories—the stories of the heroes who helped to shield their country within the final worldwide clash this kingdom has noticeable. They loaned Hatfield their medals, commendations, and regimental and divisional histories to assist him rfile and piece jointly their tales. nearly them all downplayed their honors, insisting they'd performed not anything precise. via their tales, Heartland Heroes effectively captures this fading time period for destiny generations.

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Download State of Denial: Bush at War, Part 3 by Bob Woodward PDF

By Bob Woodward

Award-winning writer and journalist Bob Woodward turns his cognizance to the presidency of George W. Bush. earlier than the acts of terrorism on eleven September, George W. Bush's presidency have been beset via a variety of difficulties. not just used to be it in lots of peoples eyes invalid, only a few humans took him heavily as a global statesman. Then following one violent senseless act of terrorism, George W. Bush turned a president that his state may possibly depend upon, one they felt they can belief to guide them via those tough instances. And the area observed a guy who was once decisive and resolute, a president who was once doubtless made up our minds to path out the folk who had performed the heinous acts. yet twelve months after the assaults how has the forty fourth President of the us fared? And what have been the particular backstage discussions that came about while the rustic used to be rocked by way of the main issue? Bob Woodward has been shadowing the President given that these fateful occasions, he was once allowed unparalleled entry to closed-door conferences and briefings and this masterful publication is a glance at what quite occurred.

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Download The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World by Nathaniel Deutsch PDF

By Nathaniel Deutsch

Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy girl referred to as the Maiden of Ludmir, was once born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and have become recognized because the merely lady within the three-hundred-year heritage of Hasidism to operate as a rebbe--or charismatic leader--in her personal correct. Nathaniel Deutsch follows the lines left by way of the Maiden in either heritage and legend to totally discover her interesting tale for the 1st time. The Maiden of Ludmir deals strong insights into the Jewish mystical culture, into the Maiden's position inside of it, and into the awesome Jewish neighborhood of Ludmir. Her biography eventually turns into a provocative meditation at the advanced relationships among historical past and reminiscence, Judaism and modernity.

historical past first reveals the Maiden within the japanese eu city of Ludmir, honored via her fans as a grasp of the Kabbalah, instructor, and visionary, and accused via her detractors of being possessed by means of a dybbuk, or evil spirit. Deutsch lines the Maiden's steps from Ludmir to Ottoman Palestine, the place she finally immigrated and re-established herself as a holy lady. whereas the Maiden's story--including her adamant refusal to marry--recalls the lives of holy girls in different traditions, it additionally brings to mild the principally unwritten heritage of early-modern Jewish ladies. To this present day, her transgressive habit, a problem to standard Jewish perspectives of gender and sexuality, keeps to motivate debate and, occasionally, censorship in the Jewish group.

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Download The Strange Deaths of President Harding by Robert H. Ferrell PDF

By Robert H. Ferrell

Available for the 1st time in paperback, The unusual Deaths of President Harding demanding situations readers to reexamine Warren G. Harding's rightful position in American history.


For approximately part a century, the twenty-ninth president of the USA has regularly entire final in polls rating the presidents. After Harding's premature loss of life in 1923, a number of assaults and unsubstantiated claims left the general public with a tainted influence of him. during this meticulously researched scrutiny of the secret surrounding Harding's dying, Robert H. Ferrell, exotic presidential historian, examines the claims by contrast unpopular president and makes use of new fabric to counter these accusations.

At the time of Harding's dying there has been speak of his similarity, for my part if now not politically, to Abraham Lincoln. Secretary of kingdom Charles Evans Hughes defined Harding as certainly one of nature's noblemen, truehearted and beneficiant. yet quickly after Harding's dying, his popularity started to spiral downward. Rumors circulated of the president's loss of life through poison, both by way of his personal hand or by means of that of his spouse; allegations of an illegitimate daughter have been made; and query have been raised about the quantity of Harding's wisdom of the Teapot Dome scandal and of irregularities within the Veterans' Bureau, in addition to his tolerance of a corrupt legal professional common who used to be an Ohio political fixer. reporters and historians of the time extra to his tarnished popularity by utilizing assets that have been simply on hand yet no longer factually accurate.

In The unusual Deaths of President Harding, Ferrell lays out the evidence at the back of those allegations for the reader to reflect on. taking advantage of the lately opened papers of assistant White condominium medical professional Dr. Joel T. Boone, Ferrell exhibits that for years Harding suffered from hypertension, used to be less than loads of pressure, and overexerted himself; it was once a center assault that triggered his dying, no longer poison. there has been no facts of an illegitimate baby. And Harding didn't understand a lot in regards to the scandals intensifying within the White apartment on the time of his loss of life. actually, those occasions weren't as scandalous as they've got considering the fact that been made to seem.

In this meticulously researched and eminently readable scrutiny of the secret surrounding Harding's dying, in addition to the deathblows dealt his popularity by means of reporters, Ferrell asks for a reexamination of Harding's position in American history.

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Download The Wrong Stuff : The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th by Truman Smith PDF

By Truman Smith

Among April and July 1944, Truman Smith Flew thirty-five bombing missions over France and Germany. He was once simply 20 years previous. even supposing slightly adults, Smith and his friends anxious approximately cramming an entire life s worthy of expertise into each unfastened evening, each one realizing he most likely wouldn't live on the subsequent bombing challenge. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and perception, the inaccurate Stuff is Smith s gripping memoir of that point. In a brand new preface, the writer reviews with equivalent honesty and humor at the influence this e-book has had on his lifestyles.

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