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"Something on My Own": Gertrude Berg and American Broadcasting, 1929-1956

In 1929 "The Goldbergs" debuted on the air, introducing Gertrude Berg -- and her radio alter ego, Bronx housewife Molly Goldberg - to the nation. The show would become one of the most beloved and enduring sitcoms of Golden Age radio, and early TV. At the helm was Berg who, as creator, star, writer, and producer, became a force to be reckoned with. This multi-faceted biography provides a penetrating look at how Gertrude Berg carved a ...

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The Vanishing Messiah

In 1895, an extraordinarily enigmatic faith healer emerged in the American West. An Alsatian immigrant and former cobbler, Francis Schlatter looked like popular depictions of Jesus, and it was said that his very touch could heal everything from migraines and arthritis to blindness and cancer. First in Albuquerque, and then in Denver, thousands flocked to him, hoping to receive his healing touch. Schlatter accepted no money for his wo...

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The Global Chancellor

Helmut Schmidt is the neglected chancellor of modern German history, overshadowed by 'the greats' - Bismarck, Adenauer, Brandt and Kohl. This volume retrieves Schmidt's true significance as a pivotal figure who helped reshape the global order during the crisis-ridden 1970s. This major reinterpretation, based on detailed research in Schmidt's private papers and numerous archives in Europe and America, reveals him as a leader equally s...

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Holding the Center: Memoirs of a Life in Higher Education

Howard Wesley Johnson has been associated with MIT for more than forty years and been a major influence on the modernization and expansion of many of its programs. He will be most remembered as a management educator and as MIT's president during the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s. The title of his memoirs reflects his central, usually lonely position in those days, trying to hold together an institution often torn apart by the ...

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Thomas Selle (1599-1663)

Thomas Selle wirkte von 1641 bis 1663 in der Position des städtischen Kantors und ""Chori Musici directore"" in Hamburg. Seine Aufgaben bestanden in der Erteilung des Musikunterrichts in den oberen Klassen der Lateinschule (Johanneum), und ihm oblag die Gesamtverantwortung für die vokale Kirchenmusik an den Haupt- und Nebenkirchen, ab 1642 auch am Dom. In den ersten Hamburger Jahren setzte Selle wesentliche Verbesserungen der vorha...

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L'essentiel d'Alice Miller

En avril 2010, la grande psychanalyste Alice Miller quittait ce monde, laissant derrière elle une oeuvre considérable - et des milliers de lecteurs orphelins, qu'elle avait sa vie durant accompagnés et soutenus. Paradoxalement, cette " brillante avocate de l'enfance saccagée " parlait peu de son propre passé. Et pourtant, son enfance en Pologne, où elle naît en 1923 et grandit tant bien que mal entre le carcan familial et les désastr...

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The Amritsar Massacre

On April 13, 1919, a fateful event took place which was to define the last decades of the British Raj in India. At 5:10 pm on that day, Brigadier-General ""Rex"" Dyer led a small party of soldiers through the center of Amritsar into a walled garden known as the Jallianwala Bagh. He had been informed that an illegal political meeting was taking place and had come to disperse it. On entering the garden, Dyer’s men immediately lined up ...

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The Cathedral Open and Free: Dean Bennett of Chester

This book sets the work of Frank Selwyn Macaulay Bennett, Dean of Chester 1920–37, in context, and traces the influence on other cathedrals of the changes he instituted at Chester. His earlier work as parish priest and his interrelated writings on theology and on education, health, and ecumenism are examined for the light they shed on his practice. Despite the efforts of his predecessors, Bennett found Chester Cathedral in need of mu...

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The Perfect Scout

A rare and dramatic first-person account by a Union scout who served General William Tecumseh Sherman on his “march to the sea” After his father-in-law passed away, Stephen Murphy found, among the voluminous papers left behind, an ancestral memoir. Murphy quickly became fascinated with the recollections of George W. Quimby (1842–1926), a Union soldier and scout for General William Tecumseh Sherman. Before Quimby became a part of Sher...

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Fieldwork: A Geologist's Memoir of the Kalahari

Christopher Scholz, an internationally recognized expert in the geological fields of seismology and tectonics, here offers a captivating memoir of a three-month-long field expedition to northern Botswana. Fieldwork tracks the adventures of a group of American scientists trying to gather critical data in some of the wildest and most inhospitable parts of Africa. Scholz effectively captures the unique challenges and obstacles faced in ...