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Born On The Fourth Of July

Author : Ron Kovic
ISBN : 1888451785
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This New York Times bestseller (more than one million copies sold) details the author's life story - portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version - from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair. Along with Oliver Stone, Kovic was the co-scriptwriter of the 1989 Academy Award-winning film based on the book with Tom Cruise starring in the role of Kovic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Vietnam Experience

Author : Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN : 0313301832
Genre : History
File Size : 41.66 MB
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Offers forty-three essays on popular expressions of diverse aspects of the Vietnam War, including women war correspondents, atrocities, desertion, and the Kent State shootings.
Category: History

History In The Media

Author : Robert Niemi
ISBN : 9781576079522
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 76.92 MB
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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.
Category: Performing Arts

Sociology In Perspective

Author : Mark Kirby
ISBN : 0435331604
Genre : Sociology
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
Category: Sociology

Defeated Masculinity

Author : Raya Morag
ISBN : 9052014698
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 33.4 MB
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The burgeoning field of trauma and cinema is an exciting development within contemporary trauma studies. The author of this book describes the complex relationship between cinema and the trauma of defeat in war. An asymmetric and non-binary comparison of two test cases, post-World War II New German Cinema and post-Vietnam War American cinema, illuminates the indirect and intriguing ways these societies have dealt with the enormous psycho-cultural difficulty of acknowledging their defeat and understanding its manifold meanings. This book draws on psychoanalysis, masculinity studies, and corporeal feminism to explore the bodily experience of defeat. It examines themes and representations of body and sexuality to create a theoretical framework that reveals anew the link between defeated masculinity and nationalism. Building on an original analysis of such varied films as "The Deer Hunter," "Full Metal Jacket," "The Tin Drum," and "Paris Texas," the author suggests new criteria that highlight the characteristics of post-traumatic cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

Roger Ebert S Four Star Reviews 1967 2007

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 9780740792175
Genre : Performing Arts
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Spanning the length of Roger Ebert's career as the leading American movie critic, this book contains all of his four-star reviews written during that time. A great guide for movie watching.
Category: Performing Arts

Film Nation

Author : Robert Burgoyne
ISBN : 0816620717
Genre : Performing Arts
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Explores contemporary American films that challenge official history. Our movies have started talking back to us, and Film Nation takes a close look at what they have to say. In movies like JFK and Forrest Gump, Robert Burgoyne sees a filmic extension of the debates that exercise us as a nation -- debates about race and culture and national identity, about the nature and makeup of American history. In analyses of five films that challenge the traditional myths of the nation-state -- Glory, Thunderheart, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, and Forrest Gump -- Burgoyne explores the reshaping of our collective imaginary in relation to our history. These movies, exploring the meaning of "nation" from below, highlight issues of power that underlie the narrative construction of nationhood. Film Nation exposes the fault lines between national myths and the historical experience of people typically excluded from those myths. Throughout, Burgoyne demonstrates that these films, in their formal design, also preserve relics of the imaginary past they contest. Here we see how the "genre memory" of the western, the war film, and the melodrama shapes these films, creating a complex exchange between old concepts of history and the alternative narratives of historical experience that contemporary texts propose. The first book to apply theories of nationalism and national identity to contemporary American films, Film Nation reveals the cinematic rewriting of history now taking place as a powerful attempt to rearticulate the cultural narratives that define America as a nation.
Category: Performing Arts

The Handy Presidents Answer Book

Author : David L Hudson
ISBN : 9781578593606
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 60.10 MB
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A complete look at every Presidents' who, what, when, where, why, and, how … Offering an engaging overview of the U.S. presidency and all past presidents, this valuable tome asks a variety of questions, from the trivial to the topical, that further expands one's understanding of America's highest office. With an intriguing range of questions about religious affiliations, unusual backgrounds, and tidbits of odd trivia—from "Which president killed a man in a duel?" to "Who was the first Baptist to become president?"—this reference also covers former presidential candidates, first ladies, key appointments, and election results. Revealing important answers to foreign policy questions and decisions made during times of war, as well as presidential actions in times of economic boom and bust, isolationism and expansion, and economic policies and unusual anecdotes, this fun and absorbing anthology provides a thorough overview of more than 200 years of U.S. presidents.
Category: Political Science

Let S Pretend This Never Happened

Author : Jenny Lawson
ISBN : 9781447223450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 46.9 MB
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Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny' Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors Have you ever embarrassed yourself so badly you thought you'd never get over it? Have you ever wished your family could be just like everyone else's? Have you ever been followed to school by your father's herd of turkeys, mistaken a marriage proposal for an attempted murder or got your arm stuck inside a cow? OK, maybe that's just Jenny Lawson . . . The bestselling memoir from one of America's most outlandishly hilarious writers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Songs Of The Vietnam Conflict

Author : James E. Perone
ISBN : 0313315280
Genre : History
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Provides a detailed critical and musical analysis of nearly 150 songs related to and inspired by the Vietnam War and a selected discography of both original releases and reissues.
Category: History