Chief Daniel Bread and the Oneida Nation of Indians of Wisconsin (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
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Chief Daniel Bread and the Oneida Nation of Indians of Wisconsin

Chief Daniel Bread (1800-1873) played a key role in establishing the Oneida Indians’ presence in Wisconsin after their removal from New York, yet no monument commemorates his deeds as the community’s founder. Laurence M. Hauptman and L. Gordon McLester, III, redress that historical oversight, connecting Bread’s life story with the nineteenth-century history of the Oneida Nation. Bread was often criticized for his support of accultura...

The Shame of Survival: Working Through a Nazi Childhood
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The Shame of Survival: Working Through a Nazi Childhood

A former German and women's studies professor at UC–Santa Barbara, Mahlendorf grew up in a small town in Silesia and was a squad leader in the Hitler Youth who embraced Hitler as a father substitute after the death of her own father, a former SS member, in 1935 and also in rebellion against her mother who disapproved of the Nazis. Her escape from a group suicide pact in the wake of Hitler's suicide was a first step in her denazificat...

Ten Years at Hitler's Side : The Testimony of Wilhelm Keitel
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Ten Years at Hitler's Side : The Testimony of Wilhelm Keitel

In October 1946, Wilhelm Keitel was executed by hanging after being sentenced to death at the Nuremburg Trials. His road to this point was a long and controversial one, from the heady days of the surrender of France, to the eventual fall of Berlin and his subsequent arrest. There were few men better positioned to provide insight in to the minds and workings of the National Socialist Party, and of those a preciously limited amount wer...

Aleister Crowley's Illustrated Goetia: Sexual Evocation
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Aleister Crowley's Illustrated Goetia: Sexual Evocation

I found this to be a quick, interesting read. The author's experience in Goetic workings was worth the price of the book. However, if you're interested in the traditional Goetia working get the Mathers translation. This is kind of a modernized, simple version which may affect the belief in the working (and thus the results.) Your mileage may vary. I'm still not sure why it's called "Sexual Evocation." Because there was only a very sh...

Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante
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Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante

In the autumn of 1972, Lucy Ferriss, then a college student in California, was preparing for the Veiled Prophet Ball at which she was to be presented to St. Louis society. Once the largest cotillion in the country, the invitation-only ball was unique among society events not only for the legend and mystery surrounding its namesake but also for its setting in a public, taxpayer-funded arena and for its accompanying parade.            ...

Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand
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Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A

The longtime chief marketing officer for Chick-fil-A tells the inside story of how the company turned prevailing theories of fast-food marketing upside down and built one of the most successful and beloved brands in America. During his thirty-four-year tenure at Chick-fil-A, Steve Robinson was integrally involved in the company’s steady then explosive growth from 184 stores and $100 million in annual sales in 1981 to more than 2,100 ...

Literary Journals in Imperial Russia
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Literary Journals in Imperial Russia

This is the first work to examine the extraordinary history of literary journals in imperial Russia. Given the restrictions on political action and even political discussion in Russia, these journals served as the principal means by which Russia discovered, defined and shaped itself; and virtually every major Russian novel of the nineteenth century was first published there in serial form. Essays by leading scholars analyze the socia...

The Politics of Healing: Histories of Alternative Medicine in Twentieth-Century North America
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The Politics of Healing

Alternative medicine is commonplace in today's world3. This text brings combines the fields of American history, history of medicine, anthropology, sociology, and politics to counter the view that alternative medical therapies fell into disrepute in the decades after physicians established their institutional authority during the Progressive Era.

The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death
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The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death

“‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs / Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes / Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth.’ Lincoln appreciated Death as Shakespeare had written it—as a tragic sorrow—and by the end of his life (in speeches at Gettysburg and upon his Second Inaugural), Lincoln spoke the poetics of Death as well as the old bard. But as Brian R. Dirck reveals in this compact, powerful, insightful book, Lincoln al...

Guirec Soudée, Véronique de Bure, "Le monde selon Guirec et Monique"
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Le monde selon Guirec et Monique

Jeune Breton qui n’a jamais connu d’autre terrain de jeux que l’océan, Guirec Soudée écume les mers du globe avec pour seule compagnie une poule, Monique. Ensemble, ils ont traversé l’Atlantique, rallié le Groenland, affronté 130 jours emprisonnés au cœur de la banquise, franchi le périlleux passage du Nord-Ouest, mis les voiles pour le Grand Sud, essuyé des tempêtes dans les plus extrêmes latitudes, passé le cap Horn, rejoint l’Anta...