Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema by Michael Pigott
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Overview: Joseph Cornell is one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. His work is highly visible in the world’s most prestigious galleries, including the Tate Modern and MOMA. His famous boxes and his collage work have been admired and widely studied.
However, Cornell also produced an extraordinary body of film work, a serious contribution to 20th-century avant-garde cinema, and this has been much less examined.
In this book, Michael Piggott makes the case for the significance of Joseph Cornell’s films. This is an important contribution to our knowledge of 20th-century culture for scholars and students of film and art history and American studies and for all those interested in pop culture, celebrity and fandom.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Christians as opposed to Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality via S. S. Hasan
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Overview: The Copts of Egypt are the most important Christian minority within the Middle East. In fresh years they’ve ceaselessly figured within the information as sufferers of bloody assaults via Islamic militants.
Christians as opposed to Muslims in Modern Egypt is the primary learn about of Christian identification politics in recent Egypt. S.S. Hasan starts via taking a look at how the Coptic technology of the 1940s and 1950s remembered, recovered, and imagined the traditional historical past of Christianity in Egypt so as to weld the Copts right into a unified country, immune to the rising encroachments of Islam. She argues that this interpretation of historical past, during which Egyptian martyrs determine prominently, made conceivable the rebirth of the Coptic church and community-in a lot the similar manner because the preservation of Hebrew and the historic reminiscence of Jewish tribulations served the aim of nationwide reconstruction of the state of Israel.
The bulk of the e-book makes a speciality of the length starting with the consecration of Pope Shenuda in 1971. Drawing on in depth interviews with church leaders, clergy, and others Hasan reveals that all through this era the obligations of the church for the welfare of the Coptic network grew immeasurably. Church leaders arrogated to themselves the unique proper to the political illustration in their network and reconceived their function from the slim care of souls to the promotion of monetary and cultural efflorescence of all of the Coptic network. The leaders of this revival, she displays, have nurtured a potent and unique non secular tradition with a way of communal pleasure and identification in an atmosphere during which they had been an increasing number of uncovered to discrimination and outright hostility.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Paras Versus the Reich: Canada’s Paratroopers at War, 1942-1945 by means of Bernd Horn, Michel Wyczynski
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Overview: This meticulously researched ebook lines the improvement of airborne forces from their earliest mythology to their earth-shattering debut within the Second World War. More importantly, it finds in exacting element the tale of Canada’s paratroopers – from the early resistance to their established order, the rigorous variety procedure and gruelling coaching, to their unrivalled struggle document. It tells the tale of the first Canadian Parachute Battalion, which by no means failed to reach its assigned missions, nor did it ever lose an goal as soon as captured. Through the pages of this ebook the reader will revel in the outstanding braveness, staying power, combating abilities, and tenacity of Canada’s paratroopers within the Second World War.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Clock Versus Compass: Art of Positive Balance by Reena Raj
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Overview: Clock versus Compass presents a unique list of easy to understand, bite-sized concepts, amalgamated from the fields of applied positive psychology, coaching and spirituality. Everyday concepts are presented with a view to explore positive balance and create peace and harmony in our lives. Too much passion can turn into obsession. Too much compassion can turn into gullibility. Too much grit into inflexibility. Too much optimism into blind faith. Perhaps the real secret to a happy life often lies in the fine balance of things.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Legion versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle For Infantry Supremacy in The Ancient World [Audiobook]
Legion versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World by Myke Cole
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 233 MB
Overview: From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder, and with overlapping shields, they presented an impenetrable wall of wood and metal to the enemy. It was the phalanx that allowed Greece to become the dominant power in the Western world. That is, until the Romans developed the legion and cracked the phalanx.
In Legion versus Phalanx Cole weighs the two fighting forces against each other. Covering the period in which the legion and phalanx clashed (280-168 BC), he looks at each formation in detail – delving into their tactics, arms, and equipment, organization and the deployment. It then examines six key battles in which legion battled phalanx: Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC) – battles that determined the fate of the ancient world. Drawing on original primary sources, Myke Cole presents a highly detailed but lively history of this defining clash of military formations.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction