1959: The Year Everything Changed
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1959: The Year Everything Changed

I've become fascinated with 'the roots' of the 60's and this was a good addition to my list of references. I don't completely 'get' Howl or Ginsberg, - nor am I a fan of Elvis - but have to be respectful of their influence on culture from then on - this was a great book in the sense that Kaplan is exacting and thorough...I think some of the literary 'breakthroughs' of that time were ignored and that Norman Mailer's influence was exag...

Censoring Hollywood: Sex and Violence in Film and on the Cutting Room Floor
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Censoring Hollywood

Censorship has been an ongoing issue from the early days of filmmaking. One hundred years of film censorship, encompassing the entire 20th century, are chronicled in this work. The freewheeling nature of films in the early decades was profoundly affected by Prohibition, the Depression and the formation of the Legion of Decency—culminating in a new age of restrictiveness in the movies. Such powerful arbiters of public taste as Will H....

Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitler's Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe
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Rescued from the Reich

The last decade has seen many books recounting the actions of German Christians who helped Jews survive the Holocaust. While this volume fits neatly into that genre, it's also remarkably different, since it describes high-ranking Nazis who, in a complicated series of actions, helped Rabbi Joseph Schneersohn, the esteemed head of the Hasidic Lubavitcher movement, escape to American in 1940. This is great material—the stuff of Hollywoo...

Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention
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Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention

"This interdisciplinary book is a superb provocation: it asks us to reimagine the Renaissance in both space and time, resituating it at the crossroads of Europe and its early modern empires; art, technology, and science; and alternative pasts and futures. It invites us to rethink teleological narratives of “western civilization” and, ultimately, demands that we chart out a new future as well."—Tara Nummedal, author of Anna Zieglerin ...

Eloquence Embodied : Nonverbal Communication Among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
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Eloquence Embodied : Nonverbal Communication Among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Eloquence Embodied is an impressive and ambitious piece of scholarship. Celine Carayon has written a sweeping and deeply researched book on nonverbal communication across the early colonial French world. Exploring a wide variety of Indigenous and French practices, beliefs, and ideas, she reframes our understanding of the core communication processes that underlay even the most basic colonial interactions.--Alejandra Dubcovsky, Univer...

Russian Baptists And Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929 (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)
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Russian Baptists And Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929

I like this book and found it with many interesting details. Everything seems to be well documented and gives you the historical idea of that era of when Russian believers were becoming known. Their lifestyle and strong convictions among a God hating world system is well detailed. I live in Russia and are among Russian baptist.

A Companion to Bonaventure
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A Companion to Bonaventure

"The Companion ... explores in a balanced way the multidimensionality of Bonaventure's thought, it introduces the reader to the person and works of Bonaventure in light of the best and most current research, and it invites scholars to embark upon further study of Bonaventure's thought."

Instrumental In War: Science, Research, And Instruments Betweeen Kn And The World (History of Warfare)
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Instrumental In War: (History of Warfare)

"This is a major accomplishment. Never before has a scholarly volume presented the interactions of science, technology, and warfare as a continuum from the Renaissance through the cold war era--not, at least, since John U. Nef 's War and Human Progress (1952). Since then, historians and scientists have studiously ignored (and sometimes passionately denied) that a mutually constructive relationship has flourished between science and w...

The Rise of Professional Women in France: Gender and Public Administration since 1830
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The Rise of Professional Women in France

"[Clark] has not only produced a remarkably thorough and richly detailed analysis of the administrative services and the professional women who staffed them, but in addition the chronological sweep of the book provides a rare view of the long-term evolution of women's administrative work. Effectively using personnel dossiers and interviews with women civil servants, Clark balances statistics and administrative detail with invaluable ...

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Communicating the Middle Ages (Crusades - Subsidia Book 11)

This volume is a collection of nineteen original essays by leading specialists on the history, historiography and memory of the Crusades, the social and cultural aspects of life in the Latin East, as well as the military orders and inter-religious relations in the Middle Ages. Intended to appeal to scholars and students alike, the volume honours Professor Sophia Menache of the Department of History, University of Haifa, Israel. The c...