Hidden Treasures Of Ancient American Cultures

Author : John Heinerman
ISBN : 1555175198
Genre : Social Science
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Weaves together a riveting story of ancient American cultures. the author's careful research is enhanced by his personal anecdotes.
Category: Social Science

American Media And Mass Culture

Author : Donald Lazere
ISBN : 0520044967
Genre : History
File Size : 29.93 MB
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On subjects from Superman to rock 'n' roll, from Donald Duck to the TV news, from soap operas and romance novels to the use of double speak in advertising, these lively essays offer students of contemporary media a comprehensive counterstatement to the conservatism that has been ascendant since the seventies in American politics and cultural criticism. Donald Lazere brings together selections from nearly forty of the most prominent Marxist, feminist, and other leftist critics of American mass culture-from a dozen academic disciplines and fields of media activism. The collection will appeal to a wide range of students, scholars, and general readers.
Category: History

Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015054023182
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Category: American literature

The Mormon Delusion Volume 3 Discarded Doctrines And Nonsense Revelations

Author : Jim Whitefield
ISBN : 9781409291817
Genre : Religion
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This is the third in a series of books exposing the truth behind Mormonism. In this volume, we review doctrines that have been discarded. To early Mormons, Adam was God and blood atonement was a stark reality. These were accepted doctrines which survived for several decades throughout the leadership of several successive prophets. Today, the Church denies they even existed. The origin of the Mormon temple ceremony is established and explained. An analysis of changes over the years shows that the rites now enacted bear no resemblance to the original ceremonies Joseph Smith lifted from late eighteenth century Masonic ritual, claiming they were restored from the time of Solomon. The psychology of a Mormon testimony is explored and explained. Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants are exposed as completely unfulfilled nonsense that Mormons simply cannot see through as long as blind faith precludes rational thinking. Visit www.themormondelusion.com for further information on this and other volumes.
Category: Religion

Hidden Treasures Of The Egyptian Museum On Hundred Masterpieces From The Centennial Exhibition

Author : Zahi Hawass
ISBN : 9774247787
Genre : History
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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the greatest repository of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world, receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. But many of its treasures, long kept in basement storerooms or in magazines at archaeological sites around the country, or recently discovered at ongoing excavations, have never been seen by the general public. To celebrate the centenary of the Museum, many of these unknown pieces of exquisite beauty or great historical importance--and often both--have been brought out of the darkness to form a unique exhibition in a very appropriate setting: a converted section of the great basement storerooms of the Museum. With some 250 artifacts from the earliest beginnings of pharaonic culture to its latest flowerings, the exhibition spans the whole of ancient Egyptian history, and the one hundred masterpieces beautifully photographed for this volume represent the whole range of the exhibition: the Predynastic Period, the Old Kingdom, the First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, the Second Intermediate Period, the New Kingdom, the Third Intermediate Period, and the Late Period. This handsome book will serve as a prized memento for visitors to the exhibition and as a window onto it for Egyptophiles everywhere.
Category: History

Sex The Illustrated History Through Time Religion And Culture

Author : John R. Gregg
ISBN : 9781524588540
Genre : Art
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Sex, the Illustrated History: Through Time, Religion, and Culture, Volume II, continues a daring exploration of human sexuality from the ancient to the modern world. This volume explores the sexual beliefs and practices of the peoples of Asia, Australia, Africa, the South Pacific, and the indigenous Americas. Revealed are sexual practices and beliefs previously omitted or obscured from all historical telling. This work explores complex relationships between Eastern spirituality and sexuality. The author continues the exploration of religion’s control over sexuality and the projection of women as both goddess and chattel. Sex, the Illustrated History traces sexual attitudes from the transcendent to the bizarre throughout the world’s cultures. These pages share graphic erotic artworks as well as explicit literary excerpts painstakingly culled from the hidden treasure troves of cultures throughout history. The often-explicit illustrations are linked by historical and anthropological content, inviting the reader to experience sexuality through varied and often-shocking cultural lenses. Each volume contains over 250 erotically themed images that have been gathered by the author in his travels and studies of world cultures. This is an encyclopedic tour of the sexuality of humankind! Reviews “A startling achievement! Nothing like this has ever been published. A prodigious and iconoclastic odyssey into human sexuality through ages and cultures. A new light is cast upon lesser-explored topics in the history of sexuality, bisexuality, the subjugation of women, and the exploitation of women and boys. Hundreds of images of sexual and erotic life in various cultures help to tell this impeccably documented tale of human sensuality. Challenging and confronting, this book is sure to disrupt cherished beliefs about religion and sex” (Dr. T. W. Vickers). “Personally, I was enriched by this book and learned a vast amount of new sexual material. This book is both unsafe and pernicious if you share this most common superstition in our culture, the idea that words can be dangerous. I know John from the Berkeley days, and he worked with Timothy Leary and myself on the Exo-series of Human Evolution. I applaud his life’s work” (Robert Anton Wilson).
Category: Art

Secret Maps Of The Ancient World

Author : Charlotte Harris Rees
ISBN : 9781434392787
Genre : History
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The author explores evidence given in ancient Chinese writings, archaelogical finds in the Americas, and in ancient Chinese maps; demonstrating the likelyhood that America was discovered by the Chinese, not Europeans.
Category: History