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Gangsters of Capitalism PDF Book By Jonathan M. Katz

Gangsters of Capitalism

  • Author: Jonathan M. Katz
  • ISBN Code: : 1250135605
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 510 Readers
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A groundbreaking journey tracing America’s forgotten path to global power—and how its legacies shape our world today—told through the extraordinary life of a complicated Marine. "The book is far more extraordinary than even the life of Smedley Butler... a compelling and insightful meditation on the trauma people still feel as a result of Butler’s career and the American ambitions it represented." —The Washington Post Smedley Butler was the most celebrated warfighter of his time. Bestselling books were written about him. Hollywood adored him. Wherever the flag went, “The Fighting Quaker” went—serving in nearly every major overseas conflict from the Spanish War of 1898 until the eve of World War II. From his first days as a 16-year-old recruit at the newly seized Guantánamo Bay, he blazed a path for empire: helping annex the Philippines and the land for the Panama Canal, leading troops in China (twice), and helping invade and occupy Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, and more. Yet in retirement, Butler turned into a warrior against war, imperialism, and big business, declaring: “I was a racketeer for capitalism." Award-winning author Jonathan Myerson Katz traveled across the world—from China to Guantánamo, the mountains of Haiti to the Panama Canal—and pored over the personal letters of Butler, his fellow Marines, and his Quaker family on Philadelphia's Main Line. Along the way, Katz shows how the consequences of the Marines' actions are still very much alive: talking politics with a Sandinista commander in Nicaragua, getting a martial arts lesson from a devotee of the Boxer Rebellion in China, and getting cast as a P.O.W. extra in a Filipino movie about their American War. Tracing a path from the first wave of U.S. overseas expansionism to the rise of fascism in the 1930s to the crises of democracy in our own time, Gangsters of Capitalism tells an urgent story about a formative era most Americans have never learned about, but that the rest of the world cannot forget.

Simenon PDF Book By Barry Forshaw

Simenon

  • Author: Barry Forshaw
  • ISBN Code: : 085730514X
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 757 Readers
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The legendary Georges Simenon was the most successful and influential writer of crime fiction in a language other than English; André Gide called him 'the greatest French novelist of our times'. Celebrated crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw's informed and lively study draws together Simenon's extraordinary life and his work on both page and screen. By the time of Simenon's death in 1989, his French copper Maigret had become an institution, rivalled only by Sherlock Holmes. The pipe-smoking Inspector of Police is a quietly spoken observer of human nature who uses the techniques of psychology on those he encounters (both the guilty and the innocent) - with no rush to moral condemnation. Simenon's non-Maigret standalone books are among the most commanding in the genre, and, as a trenchant picture of French society, his concise novels collectively offer up a fascinating analysis. And his influence on an army of later crime writers is incalculable. Alongside his own considerable insights, Barry Forshaw has interviewed people who worked either with Simenon or on his books: publishers, editors, translators, and other specialist writers. He has created a literary prism through which to appreciate one of the most distinctive achievements in the whole of crime fiction.

The Plot to Seize the White House PDF Book By Jules Archer

The Plot to Seize the White House

  • Author: Jules Archer
  • ISBN Code: : 1634500245
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 290 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 442 Readers
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The true story of a 1933 plot to overthrow the American president in a fascist coup, and the patriot who helped put an end to the scheme. Many people might not know that in 1933, a group of wealthy industrialists—working closely with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government and run F.D.R. out of office in a fascist coup. Readers will learn of their plan to turn unhappy war veterans into American “brown shirts,” depose F.D.R., and stop the New Deal. They asked Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler to work with them and become the “first American Caesar.” Fortunately, Butler was a true patriot. Instead of working for the fascist coup, he revealed the plot to journalists and to Congress. Archer writes a compelling account of a ploy that would have turned FDR into fascist puppet, threatened American democracy and changed the course of history. This book not only reveals the truth behind this shocking episode in history, but also tells the story of the man whose courage and bravery prevented it from happening. “Another novel on the order of Seven Days in May erroneously placed here in the non-fiction section? Wrong. The story Archer tells actually happened though our history texts have ignored the bizarre incident. . . . For whatever reason, the anti-Roosevelt plot is little known and we owe a debt of historical perspective to Jules Archer for his careful reconstruction.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Thin Man PDF Book By Dashiell Hammett

The Thin Man

  • Author: Dashiell Hammett
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 138 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 349 Readers
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"The Thin Man" by Dashiell Hammett. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] PDF Book By Michael Newton

Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

  • Author: Michael Newton
  • ISBN Code: : 1610692861
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 864 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 791 Readers
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Representing a unique reference tool for readers interested in history, criminology, or terrorism, this book provides the most complete and up-to-date coverage of assassinations of key figures throughout history and around the world. • Provides timely content about past assassinations that will enable students to better understand historical and contemporary social unrest • Introduces new information and theories on historic cases of assassination that in some cases afford novel interpretations of "what really happened" • Establishes the links between famous or notorious social movements and political assassinations, underscoring how an individual or a small group can be motivated to commit an act of violence by the climate of their society • Includes more than 20 primary source documents that provide accounts of assassinations in world history as well as numerous sidebars that augment the reading experience with interesting discussions of individuals, groups, movements, or events related to important assassinations

Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry PDF Book By Emine E Abali,Susan D Cline,David S Franklin,Susan M Viselli

Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry

  • Author: Emine E Abali,Susan D Cline,David S Franklin,Susan M Viselli
  • ISBN Code: : 1975155084
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Page : 640 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 773 Readers
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Like other titles in the popular Lippincott® Illustrated Review Series, this text follows an intuitive outline organization and boasts a wealth of study aids that clarify challenging information and strengthen retention and understanding. This updated and revised edition emphasizes clinical application and features new exercises, questions, and accompanying digital resources to ready students for success on exams and beyond.

Shattered Hope PDF Book By Piero Gleijeses

Shattered Hope

  • Author: Piero Gleijeses
  • ISBN Code: : 1400843499
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 547 Readers
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The most thorough account yet available of a revolution that saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America, this book is also a penetrating analysis of the tragic destruction of that revolution. In no other Central American country was U.S. intervention so decisive and so ruinous, charges Piero Gleijeses. Yet he shows that the intervention can be blamed on no single "convenient villain." "Extensively researched and written with conviction and passion, this study analyzes the history and downfall of what seems in retrospect to have been Guatemala's best government, the short-lived regime of Jacobo Arbenz, overthrown in 1954, by a CIA-orchestrated coup."--Foreign Affairs "Piero Gleijeses offers a historical road map that may serve as a guide for future generations. . . . [Readers] will come away with an understanding of the foundation of a great historical tragedy."--Saul Landau, The Progressive "[Gleijeses's] academic rigor does not prevent him from creating an accessible, lucid, almost journalistic account of an episode whose tragic consequences still reverberate."--Paul Kantz, Commonweal

East Asian Cinema PDF Book By David Carter

East Asian Cinema

  • Author: David Carter
  • ISBN Code: : 1842433806
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Page : 254 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 485 Readers
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Film directors from East Asia frequently win top prizes at international film festivals, and are proving a strong influence on Western filmmakers but few books have yet been published about them. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and North and South Korea have been through periods of great political turmoil and the films of these countries reflect the changes and the conflicts between modern lifestyles and traditional values. This book considers the incredibly rich and diverse range of material on offer, exploring their cultural heritage and mutual influence. An ideal reference work on all the major directors, with details of their films and checklists for the films of each country.

The British Battleship 1906-1946 PDF Book By Norman Friedman

The British Battleship 1906-1946

  • Author: Norman Friedman
  • ISBN Code: : 1473874963
  • Publisher : Seaforth Publishing
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 100 Readers
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The British battleship is one of the most intensely studied of all naval topics, but it is also among the most popular. Norman Friedman is one of the most highly regarded of all naval writers, with an avid following for his work. Therefore, a new book on British battleships by Friedman is a major event, and has been eagerly awaited ever since knowledge of the project began to circulate among enthusiasts. Friedman has the ability to bring new ideas to even the most over-worked subjects, based on extensive original research and a talent for explaining technology in the wider context of politics, economics and strategy. His latest book covers the development of Royal Navy capital ships, including battlecruisers, from the pre-history of the revolutionary Dreadnought of 1906 to the last of the line, HMS Vanguard in 1946. Replete with original insights, the story that emerges will enlighten and surprise even the most knowledgeable. The attraction of the book is enhanced by sets of specially commissioned plans of the important classes by John Roberts and A D Baker III, both renowned experts in their own right, plus a colour section featuring the original Admiralty draughts, including a spectacular double gatefold. For many with an interest in warships, this will be the book of the year.

Of Human Bondage PDF Book By W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage

  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • ISBN Code: : 1407016458
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 720 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 353 Readers
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A masterpiece of modern literature that mirrors Maugham’s own career. Of Human Bondage is the first and most autobiographical of Maugham's novels. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor. And that is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a formative, tortured and masochistic affair which very nearly ruins him.

Sensory Physiology and Behavior PDF Book By Rachel Galun

Sensory Physiology and Behavior

  • Author: Rachel Galun
  • ISBN Code: : 1468430785
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 358 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 973 Readers
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In a recent book Arthur Koestler describes very cynically the superfluity of scientific meetings. He lists the various gatherings that are going to take place in one brief summer season in the Kon gresshaus of a small Swiss village, ending the long list with three interdisciplinary symposia, titles of which contain the three words "Environment", "Pollution", and "Future" in three different permu tations. By the same token, Koestler could list endlessly meetings on sensory physiology and behaviour or their synonyms, which have taken place allover the world on the national or international level in recent years. The organizing committee of the Oholo conferences was very well aware of this situation when the topic for the 19th Conference was selected. However this field is relatively new in Israel - only in the last decade were several teams established in this country to carry out combined studies on sensory physiology and behaviour. They attracted ever-increasing numbers of students of zoology, phy siology, medicine and psychology. The committee thought that the time was ripe to bring the Israeli students and scientists together with noted investigators from allover the world, to discuss and analyse the state of the art. The Conference dealt with processing of information obtained through the various senses: visual, auditory, tactile, as well as the olfactory and gastatory senses. More complex behavioural patterns were also analysed.

All the Light We Cannot See PDF Book By Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

  • Author: Anthony Doerr
  • ISBN Code: : 1476746605
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 375 Readers
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*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. *Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things* Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Historical Origins of International Criminal Law PDF Book By Morten Bergsmo,CHEAH Wui Ling,SONG Tianying,YI Ping

Historical Origins of International Criminal Law

  • Author: Morten Bergsmo,CHEAH Wui Ling,SONG Tianying,YI Ping
  • ISBN Code: : 8283480162
  • Publisher : Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
  • Page : 996 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 564 Readers
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Extreme Values in Finance, Telecommunications, and the Environment PDF Book By Barbel Finkenstadt,Holger Rootzen

Extreme Values in Finance, Telecommunications, and the Environment

  • Author: Barbel Finkenstadt,Holger Rootzen
  • ISBN Code: : 0203483359
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 422 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 685 Readers
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Because of its potential to ...predict the unpredictable,... extreme value theory (EVT) and methodology is currently receiving a great deal of attention from statistical and mathematical researchers. This book brings together world-recognized authorities in their respective fields to provide expository chapters on the applications, use, and theory

Coelenterate Biology PDF Book By Leonard Muscatine

Coelenterate Biology

  • Author: Leonard Muscatine
  • ISBN Code: : 0323147542
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 180 Readers
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Coelenterate Biology: Reviews and New Perspectives highlights research areas in which coelenterates are exceptionally useful and interesting experimental animals. It outlines the state of knowledge in coelenterate research and draws attention to some of the challenging problems that are amenable for study. Coelenterates offer valuable material for many levels of inquiry—from the population and organismic to the cellular, subcellular, and molecular levels. They are especially attractive animals for studies in developmental biology and behavior. The book begins by discussing cnidarians histology, focusing on the light and electron microscopy of cnidarian tissues. There are separate chapters on the skeletal system of cnidarians; the morphology, functions, and chemistry of nematocytes; and a few aspects of the enormous subject of cnidarian development. The subsequent chapters deal with cnidarian neurobiology, behavior, locomotion, flotation, and dispersal; experimental studies on algae-cnidarian symbioses; and coelenterate bioluminescence. The book concludes with a discussion of the systems of coordination and nervous system of ctenophores.

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to "Occupy Wall Street" [3 volumes]

  • Author: Michael Green,Scott L. Stabler Ph.D.
  • ISBN Code: : 1610692527
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1169 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 168 Readers
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America was founded on bold ideas and beliefs. This book examines the ideas and movements that shaped our nation, presenting thorough, accessible entries with sources that improve readers' understanding of the American experience. • Contains more than 200 entries from expert contributors on a wide variety of American ideas and movements, each accompanied by a relevant original document and helpful cross references • Covers ideas and movements across a broad sweep of U.S. history that enable readers to see recurring themes as well as how American thought has evolved • Presents U.S. history through a unique lens that enables students to better comprehend "the mindset of the American people," as opposed to the traditional study of history as a series of important events and people on a fixed timeline

Network Nations PDF Book By Michele Hilmes

Network Nations

  • Author: Michele Hilmes
  • ISBN Code: : 1136911189
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 826 Readers
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In Network Nations, Michele Hilmes reveals and re-conceptualizes the roots of media globalization through a historical look at the productive transnational cultural relationship between British and American broadcasting. Though frequently painted as opposites--the British public service tradition contrasting with the American commercial system--in fact they represent two sides of the same coin. Neither could have developed without the constant presence of the other, in terms not only of industry and policy but of aesthetics, culture, and creativity, despite a long history of oppositional rhetoric. Based on primary research in British and American archives, Network Nations argues for a new transnational approach to media history, looking across the traditional national boundaries within which media is studied to encourage an awareness that media globalization has a long and fruitful history. Placing media history in the framework of theories of nationalism and national identity, Hilmes examines critical episodes of transnational interaction between the US and Britain, from radio’s amateurs to the relationship between early network heads; from the development of radio features and drama to television spy shows and miniseries; as each other’s largest suppliers of programming and as competitors on the world stage; and as a network of creative, business, and personal relationships that has rarely been examined, but that shapes television around the world. As the global circuits of television grow and as global regions, particularly Europe, attempt to define a common culture, the historical role played by the British/US media dialogue takes on new significance.

In Pursuit of Spenser PDF Book By Otto Penzler

In Pursuit of Spenser

  • Author: Otto Penzler
  • ISBN Code: : 1936661195
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 351 Readers
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When Robert B. Parker passed in early 2010, the world lost two great men: Parker himself, iconic American crime writer whose books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and his best-known creation, Spenser. Parker's Spenser series not only influenced the work of countless of today's writers, but is also credited with reviving and forever changing the genre. In Pursuit of Spenser offers a look at Parker and to Spenser through the eyes of the writers he influenced. Editor Otto Penzler-- proprietor of one of the oldest and largest mystery specialist bookstores in the country, New York's The Mysterious Bookshop, and renowned mystery fiction editor whose credits include series editor for the Best American Crime Writing and Best American Mystery Stories, among many others (and about whom Parker himself once wrote, "Otto Penzler knows more about crime fiction than most people know about anything")-- collects some of today's bestselling mystery authors to discuss Parker, his characters, the series, and their impact on the world. From Hawk to Susan Silverman to Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall, from the series' Boston milieu to Parker's own take on his character, In Pursuit of Spenser pays tribute to Spenser, and Parker, with affection, humor, and a deep appreciation for what both have left behind.

War is a Racket PDF Book By Smedley D. Butler

War is a Racket

  • Author: Smedley D. Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 0922915237
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Page : 81 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 585 Readers
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General Smedley Butler’s frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever. Originally printed in 1935, War Is a Racket is General Smedley Butler’s frank speech describing his role as a soldier as nothing more than serving as a puppet for big-business interests. In addition to photos from the notorious 1932 anti-war book The Horror of It by Frederick A. Barber, this book includes two never-before-published anti-interventionist essays by General Butler. The introduction discusses why General Butler went against the corporate war machine and how he exposed a fascist coup d’etat plot against President Franklin Roosevelt. Widely appreciated and referenced by left- and right-wingers alike, this is an extraordinary argument against war - more relevant now than ever.

The Incredible '60s PDF Book By Jules Archer

The Incredible '60s

  • Author: Jules Archer
  • ISBN Code: : 1632207664
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 343 Readers
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We often remember the 1960s as a time of peace and love, but it was also a time of assassinations, riots, and an unpopular war. Furthermore, more than three million people took to the streets in violent antiwar and civil rights demonstrations during this decade. In The Incredible '60s, renowned historian Jules Archer brings the glories and tragedies of the sixties to a new generation, with a comprehensive history of sixties counterculture, the Vietnam War and the resistance movement, civil rights, feminism, science, rock ’n’ roll, and more. Covering everything from the Kennedy Era and the Freedom Riders to nuclear weapons and the Cold War, Archer aims to make sure important history is not forgotten, and this is a story for young people—a story about seeing what needs to be changed in the world and making that change happen. Jules Archer traveled to distant parts of the globe in search of information, sometimes going back to original sources. For this book he had dinner with Elvis Presley, had tea with two Australian prime ministers, climbed a volcano via camel, and swum the Seine in Paris at midnight. His adventurous spirit and enthusiasm will be contagious to young readers who may just leave their own indelible mark on a future decade. Sky Pony Press is pleased to add this important and thought-provoking piece of historical literature to its new Jules Archer History for Young Readers series.

Wall Street and FDR PDF Book By Antony Cyril Sutton

Wall Street and FDR

  • Author: Antony Cyril Sutton
  • ISBN Code: : 1905570635
  • Publisher : CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 388 Readers
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Franklin D. Roosevelt is frequently described as one of the greatest presidents in American history, remembered for his leadership during the Great Depression and Second World War. Antony Sutton challenges this received wisdom, presenting a controversial but convincing analysis. Based on an extensive study of original documents, he concludes that: FDR was an elitist who influenced public policy in order to benefit special interests, including his own; FDR and his Wall Street colleagues were ‘corporate socialists’, who believed in making society work for their own benefit; FDR believed in business but not free market economics. Sutton describes the genesis of ‘corporate socialism’ - acquiring monopolies by means of political influence - which he characterises as ‘making society work for the few’. He traces the historical links of the Delano and Roosevelt families to Wall Street, as well as FDR’s own political networks developed during his early career as a financial speculator and bond dealer. The New Deal almost destroyed free enterprise in America, but didn’t adversely affect FDR’s circle of old friends ensconced in select financial institutions and federal regulatory agencies. Together with their corporate allies, this elite group profited from the decrees and programmes generated by their old pal in the White House, whilst thousands of small businesses suffered and millions were unemployed. Wall Street and FDR is much more than a fascinating historical and political study. Many contemporary parallels can be drawn to Sutton’s powerful presentation given the recent banking crises and worldwide governments’ bolstering of private institutions via the public purse. This classic study - first published in 1975 as the conclusion of a key trilogy - is reproduced here in its original form. (The other volumes in the series are Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler and Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution.)

Tropic of Cancer PDF Book By Henry Miller

Tropic of Cancer

  • Author: Henry Miller
  • ISBN Code: : 155584698X
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Page : 356 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 259 Readers
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Henry Miller’s famously banned book is “a matter-of-fact celebration of chucking one’s dreary life and following your heart to Paris” (Richard Price). Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller’s masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.”

The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy PDF Book By Frank Walker

The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

  • Author: Frank Walker
  • ISBN Code: : 0733639887
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 489 Readers
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Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected Nazi agent who died a mysterious death - this is the fascinating story of the scandalous Freddie McEvoy. Born in Melbourne in 1907, Freddie's life took him from socialising with a young Errol Flynn in Sydney and on to the French Riviera in the heady years leading up to World War II. With his dashing good looks and charm, Freddie lived a swashbuckling life, quickly figuring out his path to easy fortune was through lonely rich women. World War II didn't stop Freddie's hedonistic pursuits - he skipped enlistment for Australia and Britain to party on in Hollywood, where he renewed his friendship with the now infamous Errol Flynn. Always short of cash, Freddie smuggled guns and diamonds on his yacht between California and Mexico and was rumoured to have worked as a spy. It was a life lived large and Freddie's death in 1951 was under the most mysterious circumstances off the coast of Morocco: his body was found naked and scalped . . . Frank Walker, bestselling author of The Tiger Man of Vietnam and Maralinga, has for the first time uncovered the complete, outrageous and incredible true story of Freddie McEvoy, Australia's daredevil lothario. 'Freddie was one of the great livers of life. He lived it the way he saw it - he didn't give a hoot.'Errol Flynn 'Pleasure is my business.' Freddie McEvoy 'an extraordinary yarn . . . finely researched' Sun-Herald on Frank Walker's Ghost Platoon

Australia and New Zealand PDF Book By Ben Goldsmith,Geoffrey Lealand

Australia and New Zealand

  • Author: Ben Goldsmith,Geoffrey Lealand
  • ISBN Code: : 1841503738
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Page : 343 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 785 Readers
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Offers an in-depth look at the cinema produced in these two countries since the turn of the 20th century. Through essays about prominent genres and themes, profiles of directors, and more, this guide explores the diversity and distinctiveness of films from Australia and New Zealand from Whale Rider to The Piano to Wolf Creek.

Boyle Heights PDF Book By George J. Sánchez

Boyle Heights

  • Author: George J. Sánchez
  • ISBN Code: : 0520382374
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 299 Readers
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The radical history of a dynamic, multiracial American neighborhood. “When I think of the future of the United States, and the history that matters in this country, I often think of Boyle Heights.”—George J. Sánchez The vision for America’s cross-cultural future lies beyond the multicultural myth of the "great melting pot." That idea of diversity often imagined ethnically distinct urban districts—the Little Italys, Koreatowns, and Jewish quarters of American cities—built up over generations and occupying spaces that excluded one another. But the neighborhood of Boyle Heights shows us something altogether different: a dynamic, multiracial community that has forged solidarity through a history of social and political upheaval. Boyle Heights is an in-depth history of the Los Angeles neighborhood, showcasing the potent experiences of its residents, from early contact between Spanish colonizers and native Californians to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the hunt for hidden Communists among the Jewish population, negotiating citizenship and belonging among Latino migrants and Mexican American residents, and beyond. Through each period and every struggle, the residents of Boyle Heights have maintained remarkable solidarity across racial and ethnic lines, acting as a unified polyglot community even as their tribulations have become more explicitly racial in nature. Boyle Heights is immigrant America embodied, and it can serve as the true beacon on a hill toward which the country can strive in a time when racial solidarity and civic resistance have never been in greater need.

Amino Acids in Nutrition and Health PDF Book By Guoyao Wu

Amino Acids in Nutrition and Health

  • Author: Guoyao Wu
  • ISBN Code: : 3030544621
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 675 Readers
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Amino acids (AAs) are not only building blocks of protein, but are also signalling molecules as well as regulators of gene expression and the protein phosphorylation cascade. Additionally, AAs are key precursors for syntheses of hormones and low-molecular weight nitrogenous substances with each having enormous biological importance. For example, physiological concentrations of AA metabolites (e.g., nitric oxide, polyamines, glutathione, taurine, thyroid hormones, and serotonin) are required for cell functions. Growing evidence shows that humans and animals have dietary requirements for all proteinogenic AAs. Mammals, birds and fish also have species- and age-dependent needs for some AA-related substances. However, elevated levels of other products (e.g., ammonia, homocysteine, H2S, and asymmetric dimethylarginine) are pathogenic factors for neurological disorders, oxidative stress, and cardiovascular disease. Thus, optimal amounts of AAs and their ratios in diets and circulation are crucial for whole body homeostasis and health. Adequate provision of one or a mixture of functional AAs or metabolites may be beneficial for ameliorating health problems at various stages of the life cycle (e.g., fetal growth restriction, neonatal morbidity and mortality, weaning-associated intestinal dysfunction and wasting syndrome, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, the metabolic syndrome, and infertility). Dietary supplementation of these nutrients can also optimize the efficiency of metabolic transformations to enhance muscle growth, milk production, and athletic performance, while preventing excess fat deposition and reducing adiposity. Therefore, functional AAs hold great promise in improving the growth, health and well-being of individuals. Chapter 7 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Molotov: A Biography PDF Book By D. Watson

Molotov: A Biography

  • Author: D. Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 0230514529
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 499 Readers
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This is the first comprehensive biography of Molotov and reflects the range of sources that have become available to historians since the fall of the USSR. It is a commentary on Soviet history. Molotov played his part in revolution, Civil War, Lenin's Russia, Stalin's struggle with the oppositions, collectivization, industrialization, the Terror, the Great Patriotic War, the beginnings of the Cold War, and in the Khrushchev era.

The Broadway Song PDF Book By Mark Ross Clark

The Broadway Song

  • Author: Mark Ross Clark
  • ISBN Code: : 0199351694
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 328 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 148 Readers
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Truly powerful vocal performance in musical theater is more than just the sum of good vocal tone and correct notes. As experienced teacher, director, and performer Mark Ross Clark lays out in The Broadway Song, powerful performance communicates the central function of a song within the context of the surrounding narrative, or the "truth" of a song. Because unstaged performances of a song, such as auditions, are key to the success of all aspiring singers, Clark provides here the essential practical manual that will help performers choose the right pieces for their vocal abilities and identify the key truths of them. Clark begins by walking readers conceptually through how a song's truth is based in contexts: what show is a song from? Which character sings it? When in the show does it occur? Answering these questions will lead readers to more convincing performances that are grounded in the text, music, character, context, and larger environment (setting, time frame, and circumstances). The Broadway Song provides a comprehensive guide to the formal characteristics of key Broadway songs on a song-by-song basis, including main voice type, secondary voice qualities (such as soprano-lyric or alto-comic), range and tessitura, as well as larger contextual materials about the source -- from the musical's background, information about the character singing, and synoptic narrative information for the song -- that provide the performer a way into the character. Clark moreover brings his wide-ranging and extensive experience as a director, performer, and teacher to bear in his performance notes on the individual pieces. Additionally, he includes excerpts from short interviews with artists that provide insight into the song from the perspective of those who first created (or re-created) it. The interviews, conducted with composers, lyricists, performers, and -- in one case -- book collaborators, are snapshots into the creative process, and act as conduits to further study of the selected songs.

Serotonin and Behavior PDF Book By Jack Barchas

Serotonin and Behavior

  • Author: Jack Barchas
  • ISBN Code: : 0323143660
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 670 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 743 Readers
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Serotonin and Behavior contains the proceedings of the 1972 symposium on the behavioral effects of changes in brain serotonin, held at Stanford University in California. The papers explore the role of serotonin in behavior as well as the key biochemical and pharmacological issues involved in behavioral studies of severe psychiatric disorders in both humans and animals. The book is organized into eight sections comprised of 65 chapters, with topics ranging from the fundamental biochemistry and pharmacology of the enzymes synthesizing serotonin, particularly, tryptophan hydroxylase and its inhibitors, to the physiology and pharmacology of serotonin. Some papers discuss the link between the telencephalic content of serotonin and pain sensitivity. Other papers focus on the effects of altering serotonin on neurons in the central nervous system. There are chapters that explain the effects of altering serotonin on animal behavior, the relationship between serotonin and sleep, the use of high doses of probenecid to estimate central serotonin turnover in affective disorders and addicts, the behavioral and metabolic effects of L-tryptophan in unipolar depressed patients taking methadone, and amygdala unit activity as a reflection of functional changes in brain serotonergic neurons. Biochemists, pharmacologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and anyone interested in psychopharmacology will find this book extremely useful.

Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation PDF Book By Cathryn H. Greenberg,Beverly S. Collins

Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation

  • Author: Cathryn H. Greenberg,Beverly S. Collins
  • ISBN Code: : 3319215272
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 100 Readers
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This book discusses the historic range of variation (HRV) in the types, frequencies, severities and scales of natural disturbances, and explores how they create heterogeneous structure within upland hardwood forests of the Central Hardwood Region (CHR). The book was written in response to a 2012 forest planning rule which requires that national forests to be managed to sustain ‘ecological integrity’ and within the ‘natural range of variation’ of natural disturbances and vegetation structure. Synthesizing information on HRV of natural disturbance types, and their impacts on forest structure, has been identified as a top need.

Reinventing Hollywood PDF Book By David Bordwell

Reinventing Hollywood

  • Author: David Bordwell
  • ISBN Code: : 022648789X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 538 Readers
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In the 1940s, American movies changed. Flashbacks began to be used in outrageous, unpredictable ways. Soundtracks flaunted voice-over commentary, and characters might pivot from a scene to address the viewer. Incidents were replayed from different characters’ viewpoints, and sometimes those versions proved to be false. Films now plunged viewers into characters’ memories, dreams, and hallucinations. Some films didn’t have protagonists, while others centered on anti-heroes or psychopaths. Women might be on the verge of madness, and neurotic heroes lurched into violent confrontations. Combining many of these ingredients, a new genre emerged—the psychological thriller, populated by women in peril and innocent bystanders targeted for death. If this sounds like today’s cinema, that’s because it is. In Reinventing Hollywood, David Bordwell examines the full range and depth of trends that crystallized into traditions. He shows how the Christopher Nolans and Quentin Tarantinos of today owe an immense debt to the dynamic, occasionally delirious narrative experiments of the Forties. Through in-depth analyses of films both famous and virtually unknown, from Our Town and All About Eve to Swell Guy and The Guilt of Janet Ames, Bordwell assesses the era’s unique achievements and its legacy for future filmmakers. Reinventing Hollywood is a groundbreaking study of how Hollywood storytelling became a more complex art and essential reading for lovers of popular cinema.

Enzyme Kinetics: Catalysis and Control PDF Book By Daniel L. Purich

Enzyme Kinetics: Catalysis and Control

  • Author: Daniel L. Purich
  • ISBN Code: : 0123809258
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 920 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 807 Readers
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Far more than a comprehensive treatise on initial-rate and fast-reaction kinetics, this one-of-a-kind desk reference places enzyme science in the fuller context of the organic, inorganic, and physical chemical processes occurring within enzyme active sites. Drawing on 2600 references, Enzyme Kinetics: Catalysis & Control develops all the kinetic tools needed to define enzyme catalysis, spanning the entire spectrum (from the basics of chemical kinetics and practical advice on rate measurement, to the very latest work on single-molecule kinetics and mechanoenzyme force generation), while also focusing on the persuasive power of kinetic isotope effects, the design of high-potency drugs, and the behavior of regulatory enzymes. Historical analysis of kinetic principles including advanced enzyme science Provides both theoretical and practical measurements tools Coverage of single molecular kinetics Examination of force generation mechanisms Discussion of organic and inorganic enzyme reactions

Nineteen Eighty-Four PDF Book By George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Author: George Orwell
  • ISBN Code: : 3753145130
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Page : 366 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 732 Readers
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"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

The Omega Factor PDF Book By Steve Berry

The Omega Factor

  • Author: Steve Berry
  • ISBN Code: : 1538720965
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 824 Readers
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"Dan Brown fans will want to check this one out" (Publishers Weekly): The Ghent Altarpiece is the most violated work of art in the world. Thirteen times it has been vandalized, dismantled, or stolen. Why? What secrets does it hold? Enter UNESCO investigator, Nicholas Lee, who works for the United Nations’ Cultural Liaison and Investigative Office (CLIO). Nick’s job is to protect the world’s cultural artifacts—anything and everything from countless lesser-known objects to national treasures. When Nick travels to Belgium for a visit with a woman from his past, he unwittingly stumbles on the trail of a legendary panel from the Ghent Altarpiece, stolen in 1934 under cover of night and never seen since. Soon Nick is plunged into a bitter conflict, one that has been simmering for nearly two thousand years. On one side is the Maidens of Saint-Michael, les Vautours—the Vultures—a secret order of nuns and the guardians of a great truth. Pitted against them is the Vatican, which has wanted for centuries to both find and possess what the nuns guard. Because of Nick the maidens have finally been exposed, their secret placed in dire jeopardy—a vulnerability that the Vatican swiftly moves to exploit utilizing an ambitious cardinal and a corrupt archbishop, both with agendas of their own. From the tranquil canals of Ghent, to the towering bastions of Carcassonne, and finally into an ancient abbey high in the French Pyrenees, Nick Lee must confront a modern-day religious crusade intent on eliminating a shocking truth from humanity’s past. Success or failure—life and death—all turn on the Omega Factor.

Routledge Library Editions: Racism and Fascism PDF Book By Various

Routledge Library Editions: Racism and Fascism

  • Author: Various
  • ISBN Code: : 1317364791
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 3934 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 222 Readers
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This set gathers together a collection of out-of-print titles, all classics in their field. Reissued for the first time in some years, they offer an insightful reference resource to a variety of topics. From Professor Colin Holmes’s groundbreaking studies of racism in British society, to Professor Kitchen’s analysis of the rise of fascism in pre-war Austria, these books shed much light on society’s recent dark past.

The Four Winds PDF Book By Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds

  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN Code: : 1250178622
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 621 Readers
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"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

War is a Racket PDF Book By Smedley Butler

War is a Racket

  • Author: Smedley Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 1537820796
  • Publisher : Jovian Press
  • Page : 27 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 542 Readers
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War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler frankly discusses how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare. He had been appointed commanding officer of the Gendarmerie during the United States occupation of Haiti, which lasted from 1915 to 1934.

Crushed! PDF Book By Tope Fasua

Crushed!

  • Author: Tope Fasua
  • ISBN Code: : 1467891231
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 484 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 916 Readers
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CRUSH-ED is not another whining story about the African experience, even though the title may lead in that direction. The title is really an acronym for the strategies that Africa (the sub-Saharan region in particular), must adopt if it is not to face extinction in the medium to long term. The book presents pungent, and urgent, analysis of the precarious situation that that region of Africa has found itself; a situation foisted not only by the historical facts of slave trade and colonialism (as most texts on the subject are wont to aver), but most importantly the failure of the African states themselves to properly interpret their cultures and how those clash with the ones they are trying to adopt and adapt to. CRUSH-ED navigates the tortuous terrain, delivering enough kicks in the belly to all stakeholders; chiefly the Africans themselves, the colonisers, the dominant cultures, the superpowers, the politicians, and not least, the author himself! This book should refresh every reader, especially those who are ready to be objective and face some ‘inconvenient truths’, about the world... about themselves.

Spencer Tracy, a Life in Pictures: PDF Book By New England Vintage Film Society Inc.

Spencer Tracy, a Life in Pictures:

  • Author: New England Vintage Film Society Inc.
  • ISBN Code: : 9781477144039
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 385 pages
  • Genre : Photography
  • Reviews : 895 Readers
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Spencer Tracy simply was every character he played on the silver screen. He was known as the actors-actor, a master of his craft. As members of the Tracy Family, we arte grateful to Brenda Loew for putting together this amazing photo book of Spencer Tracy for all the world to enjoy. His memory and legacy live on in this intimate portrait of a man and a life that was fully lived. - Cyndi Tracy & the Spencer Tracy Family The minute you see Spencer Tracy on the screen you are immediately transfi xed on his humanity. Whether he plays a poor man, a wise-cracking sportswriter, the father of the bride, or the defender of a great cause, in the end, Spencer Tracy truly is the heroic Santiago from Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea, courageously battling the sharks that would tear apart his dignity and life's work. No other actor had his gift. - Upton Bell, New England radio and television talk show host whose mother, Broadway actress and comedienne Frances Bell, starred with Eddie Cantor in Whoopee! and the Ziegfeld Follies of 1928, in the early talkie Night Work, and in one of the first experimental television broadcasts in New York City with Gertrude Lawrence and Lionel Atwill. She was a great admirer of Tracy when he was on the New York stage. _______________ Spencer Tracy, A Life in Pictures: Rare, Candid and Original Photos of the Hollywood Legend, His Family, and Career presents a unique and compelling portrait of the man, his career, and family, including rare imagesof his marriage to actress Louise Treadwell and their two children: John, who was born deaf, and Susie. More than 300 rare, candid and original images in this edition illustrate how Spencer Tracy's life, family and career touched people in every corner of the world. Combining a unique mixture of original news service photographs, celebrity stills, and rare, candid, and unique snapshots, this dazzling collection of over three hundred images, Spencer Tracy, A Life in Pictures: Rare, Candid and Original Photos of the Hollywood Legend, His Family and Career captures the life and legacy of a Golden Age Hollywood legend, onscreen and off. One of the most versatile and popular movie stars of the twentieth century, Spencer Tracy's life and career spanned sixty-seven tumultuous years of twentieth-century American history, including two world wars, the Great Depression, technological advances, the emergence of the nuclear age, the cold war, and the rise of the women's and civil rights movements. Behind the scenes, two-time Academy Award-winner Spencer Tracy faced personal and professional challenges without parallel or precedent. Books and articles are still being written today in an attempt to explain the mystique surrounding the Spencer Tracy legend. His story is an inspiring legacy.

James A. Reed: Legendary Lawyer; Marplot in the United States Senate PDF Book By J. Michael Cronan

James A. Reed: Legendary Lawyer; Marplot in the United States Senate

  • Author: J. Michael Cronan
  • ISBN Code: : 1532043759
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 422 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 231 Readers
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This is a biography of little-known Missouri senator James A. Reed, who was in the running for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination in 1928 and 1932. While in the United States Senate, Reed was the leading opponent to president Woodrow Wilsons effort to have the United States join the League of Nations. During the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt, Reed was a critic of Roosevelts Neal Deal policies and gave his support to Republican presidential candidates in 1936 and 1940. The book also presents the story of Reed, the outstanding trial lawyer in cases where he obtains remarkable results in civil damage claims, as well as various criminal cases in which he acted as prosecuting attorney or defense counsel.