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The Great Cat And Dog Massacre

Author : Hilda Kean
ISBN : 9780226318462
Genre : History
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The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets? In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life—and death—of Britain’s wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable patches, send their children away to the countryside—and kill the family pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Kean’s narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance and helping people to survive—a contribution for which the animals gained government recognition. Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtually forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War II as a “good war” fought by a nation of “good” people. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, Kean’s account of this forgotten aspect of British history moves animals to center stage—forcing us to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes.
Category: History

The Great Cat Massacre A History Of Britain In 100 Mistakes

Author : Gareth Rubin
ISBN : 9781784180669
Genre : History
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In 1914 a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. 'Ross-shire,' one called down, but the porter heard 'Russia'. And so began a rumour that led to Germany losing the First World War.Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of heroic deeds and visionary leaders, but we never hear about the people who turned up late for court and thereby changed the law, or who stood in the wrong queue at university and accidentally won a Nobel Prize.The Great Cat Massacre: A History of Britain in 100 Mistakes demonstrates that the nation is as much a product of error as design. Through chapters on religion, law, culture, war, science and politics, it reveals such things as how an edict from Pope Gregory IX helped spread the Black Death, how the sister of cricketer John Willes invented overarm bowling, and how, had a letter not been lost, Disraeli might never have become prime minister.This book is history told through human failings, schoolboy errors, bad luck and extraordinary consequences; a history of mishearing, misdiagnosis and misinterpretation - a history that you won't find in the textbooks.
Category: History

Ecocritical Shakespeare

Author : Dr Dan Brayton
ISBN : 9781409478652
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary and the real when it comes to ecological conduct? This collection, engages with these pressing questions surrounding ecocritical Shakespeare, in order to provide a better understanding of where and how ecocritical readings should be situated. The volume combines multiple critical perspectives, juxtaposing historicism and presentism, as well as considering ecofeminism and pedagogy; and addresses such topics as early modern flora and fauna, and the neglected areas of early modern marine ecology and oceanography. Concluding with an assessment of the challenges-and necessities-of teaching Shakespeare ecocritically, Ecocritical Shakespeare not only broadens the implications of ecocriticism in early modern studies, but represents an important contribution to this growing field.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cat And The Human Imagination

Author : Katharine M. Rogers
ISBN : 0472087509
Genre : Art
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An intelligent, amusing, and affectionate look at cats in history, literature, and art
Category: Art

Animals And Society

Author : Margo DeMello
ISBN : 9780231526760
Genre : Nature
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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.
Category: Nature

Beach Music

Author : Pat Conroy
ISBN : 9780307804730
Genre : Fiction
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An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle
Category: Fiction

The Great Cat Conspiracy

Author : Katie Davies
ISBN : 9781442445154
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A cat goes conspicuously missing in this hilarious pet mystery from the team that brought you The Great Hamster Massacre and The Great Rabbit Rescue. This is a story about Tom, and the Cat Lady, and all the things that happened after the New Cat got kidnapped.... The New Cat keeps bringing dead things into the house as gifts for Tom. When he brings in the head of the Vicar’s most expensive Koi carp and the Vicar asks Mum for a ton of money for a replacement, Anna’s Dad is so cross he locks the New Cat out of the house. Tom argues for the cat to be let back in, but by the time Dad finally concedes, the New Cat has disappeared altogether. Anna, Suzanne and Tom are convinced he’s been kidnapped—but can they find out who is behind the Great Cat Conspiracy?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Art Text

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105014217959
Genre : Art and society
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Category: Art and society

Veterinary History

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097012318
Genre : Veterinary medicine
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Category: Veterinary medicine

Manhattan Massacre

Author : Brian James Shanley
ISBN : 9781403388360
Genre : History
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Ever since that fateful day of September 11th, 2001, people all over America have been frantically searching for answers. What was the attack about? Why did it happen? Who did it? Will it ever happen again? What do I need to know about Islam? The literary world is flooded with books attempting to make sense out of it all, but many of them seem to be dancing around the hard questions and saying the same exact things. In his debut book, Christian author Brian James Shanley comes onto the literary scene to address 09-11-2001, the religion of Islam, and the Islamic teaching of jihad. This book rips the mask off of an evil religion and provides its readers with the real answers that government officials and news media people refuse to supply the average citizens with. Every literate American should own a copy of this work, and every person seeking answers to their questions about Islam and terrorism should familiarize themselves with the facts presented in it. What was the attack of 09-11-2001 really all about? Do you have the courage to read the truth? Check out the book that sheds new light on America’s darkest day. Purchase this book and, for the first time, understand what America is being confronted by. The problem is bigger, deeper, and more complex than what you’re being told on TV! This book so boldly tells the truth that it is causing an uproar in many parts of the country! Don’t be one of the only people to miss it. Your home library is incomplete if you do not have a copy of MANHATTAN MASSACRE in it!
Category: History

Transformation Of Muslim Mystical Thought In The Ottoman Empire

Author : John J Curry
ISBN : 9780748686919
Genre : Religion
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Based on careful study of the substantial and largely unpublished manuscript legacy left by the Halveti mystical order, one of the most influential Sufi orders in the Ottoman Empire, this is a history of the rise and spread of its Sa'baniyye branch betwee
Category: Religion

Down To Earth Sociology

Author : James M. Henslin
ISBN : UVA:X004071088
Genre : Sociologie
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The bestselling reader for Introduction to Sociology courses on the college level has now been extensively revised and expanded. The articles range from the sociology of gender, power, politics, sports, and religion, to the contemporary crises of violent crime, poverty, homelessness, and AIDS.
Category: Sociologie

Life In Society

Author : James M. Henslin
ISBN : 0205407501
Genre : Social Science
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This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion to Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Seventh Edition.
Category: Social Science

The Animal Rights Crusade

Author : James M. Jasper
ISBN : 0029161959
Genre : Nature
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Gives a history and analysis of the animal rights movement, and describes its highly publicized protests of and attacks on laboratories, cosmetic companies, women in furs, rodeos, circuses, and zoos
Category: Nature

Boulevard

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00891001Y
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

By A Flash And A Scare

Author : John E. Archer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035097562
Genre : Arson
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Drawing on intensive research in the local records of Norfolk and Suffolk, this detailed study identifies and examines the three most serious crimes of protest--arson, animal maiming, and poaching--in nineteenth-century East Anglia. Showing that this rural society was shaped by terror and oppression, Archer analyzes the climate of unrest, discontent, and desperation, and offers an important contribution to our understanding of life in the nineteenth-century countryside.
Category: Arson