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Orwell The War Broadcasts

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : 0715619160
Genre : Literary Collections
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Orwell The War Broadcasts

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040083086
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Selling War

Author : Nicholas John Cull
ISBN : 9780195111507
Genre : History
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"A valuable study of how British propaganda helped to bring the US into WW II...this is a sensible, thoughtful, and--in revealing the foibles of many key actors--an often amusing book."--Kirkus Reviews
Category: History

The Papacy In The Age Of Totalitarianism 1914 1958

Author : John Pollard
ISBN : 9780191026577
Genre : Religion
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The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958 examines the most momentous years in papal history. Popes Benedict XV (1914-1922), Pius XI (1922-1939), and Pius XII (1939-1958) faced the challenges of two world wars and the Cold War, and threats posed by totalitarian dictatorships like Italian Fascism, German National Socialism, and Communism in Russia and China. The wars imposed enormous strains upon the unity of Catholics and the hostility of the totalitarian regimes to Catholicism lead to the Church facing persecution and martyrdom on a scale similar to that experienced under the Roman Empire and following the French Revolution. At the same time, these were years of growth, development, and success for the papacy. Benedict healed the wounds left by the 'modernist' witch hunt of his predecessor and re-established the papacy as an influence in international affairs through his peace diplomacy during the First World War. Pius XI resolved the 'Roman Question' with Italy and put papal finances on a sounder footing. He also helped reconcile the Catholic Church and science by establishing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and took the first steps to move the Church away from entrenched anti-Semitism. Pius XI continued his predecessor's policy of the 'indigenisation' of the missionary churches in preparation for de-colonisation. Pius XII fully embraced the media and other means of publicity, and with his infallible promulgation of the Assumption in 1950, he took papal absolutism and centralism to such heights that he has been called the 'last real pope'. Ironically, he also prepared the way for the Second Vatican Council.
Category: Religion

Broadcasting In The Modernist Era

Author : Matthew Feldman
ISBN : 9781472513595
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The era of literary modernism coincided with a dramatic expansion of broadcast media throughout Europe, which challenged avant-garde writers with new modes of writing and provided them with a global audience for their work. Historicizing these developments and drawing on new sources for research ? including the BBC archives and other important collections - Broadcasting in the Modernist Era explores the ways in which canonical writers engaged with the new media of radio and television. Considering the interlinked areas of broadcasting 'culture' and politics' in this period, the book engages the radio writing and broadcasts of such writers as Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, George Orwell, E. M. Forster, J. B. Priestley, Dorothy L. Sayers, David Jones and Jean-Paul Sartre. With chapters by leading international scholars, the volume's empirical-based approach aims to open up new avenues for understandings of radiogenic writing in the mass-media age.
Category: Literary Criticism

Stalin S Holy War

Author : Steven Merritt Miner
ISBN : 9780807862124
Genre : History
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Histories of the USSR during World War II generally portray the Kremlin's restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church as an attempt by an ideologically bankrupt regime to appeal to Russian nationalism in order to counter the mortal threat of Nazism. Here, Steven Merritt Miner argues that this version of events, while not wholly untrue, is incomplete. Using newly opened Soviet-era archives as well as neglected British and American sources, he examines the complex and profound role of religion, especially Russian Orthodoxy, in the policies of Stalin's government during World War II. Miner demonstrates that Stalin decided to restore the Church to prominence not primarily as a means to stoke the fires of Russian nationalism but as a tool for restoring Soviet power to areas that the Red Army recovered from German occupation. The Kremlin also harnessed the Church for propaganda campaigns aimed at convincing the Western Allies that the USSR, far from being a source of religious repression, was a bastion of religious freedom. In his conclusion, Miner explores how Stalin's religious policy helped shape the postwar history of the USSR.
Category: History

St Suniti And The Dragon

Author : Suniti Namjoshi
ISBN : 1875559183
Genre : Social Science
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An original imagination full of surprises from Beowulf to Bangladesh.
Category: Social Science

Row House To White House

Author : Lawrence M. O’Rourke
ISBN : 9781469141282
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This memoir reveals information ORourke acquired through conversations with presidents from Johnson to Obama and other national and international fi gures. ORourke is the author of the biography Geno. The memoir covers ORourkes Irish Catholic childhood in Philadelphia, military service in Puerto Rico, marathon running, recovery from prostate cancer and a heart attack. He is married with four children and four grandchildren and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Grand Beach, Michigan.
Category: Biography & Autobiography