Author: Eric Sloane,Eric Hatch
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms — from sleigh to church — ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Mr. Americana and co-writer Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the world's largest — one that never tolled.
A Celebration of Christmas
Author: Linda Bronson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
From dashing through the snowdrifts on an open sleigh to celebrating the magic of the season with family and friends, a stunning collection of poems and songs captures the warmth, cheer, and excitement of Christmas. 17,500 first printing.
A Celebration of Light and Warmth
Author: Dorothy Morrison
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Celebrates the history, traditions, and symbols of Yule, offering advice on gifting, feasting, and commemorating the Yuletide season around the world.
A Celebration of the Work of Hanna Segal
Author: David Bell
Publisher: Karnac Books
One of the most influential figures within the Kleinian group of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Hanna Segal was a recent recipient of the Sigourney Award for her contributions to psychoanalysis. This is the first of two volumes in the Tavistock Clinic Series examining her clinical and theoretical work.
The Life and Work of George Bell, 1883–1958
Author: Dr Andrew Chandler
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
George Bell remains one of only a handful of twentieth-century English bishops to possess a continuing international reputation for his involvement in political affairs. His insistence that Christian faith required active participation in public life, at home and abroad, established an eminent, and often provocative, contribution to Christian ethics at large. Bell's participation in the tragic history of the German resistance against Hitler has earned him an enduring place in the historiography of the Third Reich; his February 1944 speech protesting against the obliteration bombing of Germany, made in the House of Lords, is still often considered one of the great prophetic speeches of the twentieth century. Throughout his long career, Bell became a leading light in the burgeoning ecumenical movement, a supporter of refugees from dictatorships of all kinds, a committed internationalist and a patron of the Arts. This book draws together the work of leading international historians and theologians, including Rowan Williams, and makes an important contribution to a range of ongoing political, ecumenical and international debates.
Author: Mark T. Banker
Ferenc Morton Szasz was a lifelong student who became a professor of history at the University of New Mexico. As a one-year appointment at the Albuquerque campus evolved into a forty-year career, Szasz glimpsed the predictable unpredictability that he would eventually discern as one of history's most enduring and elusive traits. The connections and consequences along the way forged a truly exceptional life and career. Szasz's interests, he insisted, were the "ideas of the people ... and how they shift over time." In an era when historical scholarship became increasingly specialized, he pursued an eclectic array of research interests and challenged his doctoral students to do the same. The ten selections of Szasz's writings that are the primary content of this volume balance insights into history's great moments with attention to events and details often overlooked by more conventional historians.
Author: Henry Joel Scudder
Treasured Hanukkah Menorahs of Early Israel
Author: Jessica Schwarz,Aaron Ha'Tell
Contains photos of copper-alloy menorahs made by pioneer artisans during the historic period of Jewish and Israeli history (1920's-1970's), telling both the stories of Hanukkah and of modern Israel.
Author: Robert Cochran
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Category: Popular music
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Category: Colombian fiction
This is a comprehensive reference guide for professional and student structural engineers containing key information required on a day-to-day basis. By bringing together data from many sources, this book should help engineers to apply classroom theories into practical projects on the ground. With quick and clear access to charts, tables and data it speeds up scheme design in the office, in transit, or on the site.
Sound and Meaning in the 19th-century French Countryside
Author: Alain Corbin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
A story of lost sensory experiences and forgotten passions, the latest work from renowned historian Alain Corbin recounts the history of nineteenth-century French rural life through the countryside's numerous bells.
Author: Lorna J. Clark
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
On the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the writer Frances Burney (1752–1840), a window to her memory was placed in the arched recess of stained glass that graces Poets’ Corner. Novelist, playwright and diarist, Frances Burney is one of the few women accorded such an honour. She joins the likes of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot who might in some ways be seen as her literary heirs. Burney’s journey to recognition on the stage of the world has been a long one, crowned finally with triumph. The service marked the mid-point of a two-day conference in which various aspects of Burney’s life and achievement were canvassed. Her journals and letters, her novels and plays (both comedies and tragedies), her life, family and context were all given serious scholarly treatment. This volume includes the papers presented at the conference, which cover the many facets of a remarkable career and represent the broad spectrum of scholarly approaches to the entire opus of Frances Burney. It shows how far Burney has come from being dismissed as a minor precursor to Jane Austen to being recognized in her own right as a powerful, complex and influential writer, whose works had considerable impact on her own and subsequent generations.
What the Documents Say
Author: Mark G. Boyer
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Thousands of readers have found Fr. Mark Boyer’s The Liturgical Environment: What the Documents Say to be a useful compendium of the church’s law and guidelines on the liturgical environment. Rooted in the norm of active participation as the guiding principle for all liturgical celebration, each chapter considers the ecclesial documents that pertain to the particular objects under discussion, the theology found in the documents, and the praxis that flows from the theology. Now in its third edition, The Liturgical Environment has proven to be an essential resource for all those involved in planning, building, renovating, decorating, and worshiping in a sacred environment. This new edition is significantly expanded and revised to take into account important material from the Third Edition of the Roman Missal, the new General Instruction of the Roman Missal, Pope Benedict’s apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, and the Vatican’s Instruction on the Eucharist, Redemptionis Sacramentum. Additional material has been added on celebrating the parish feast day, principles involved in decorating, and fakery in the liturgical environment. New information on the font and various baptismal scenarios for the Easter Vigil is also included. Three new chapters focus on celebrating marriages, funerals, and anointing the sick; on the concept of progressive solemnity in the liturgy; and on liturgical furniture for conference use when Mass is not celebrated in a church. Finally, new discussion questions present opportunities for reflection and discussion.
Author: Samuel Hull Wilcocke
Author: Trevor Norton
Publisher: Pegasus Books
A witty celebration of the great eccentrics who have performed dangerous scientific experiments on themselves for the benefit of humankind. Many scientists have followed the advice of the great Victorian doctor Jack Haldane to “never experiment on an animal if a man will do” and “never ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself.” He and his father inhaled poisonous gasses to test the efficacy of the prototype gas mask they had invented. When breathing gasses under pressure he suffered the smoking ears and screaming teeth of the title. The stories in Norton’s new book are astonishing, disturbing or absurd. The zoologist Frank Buckland made a concentrated effort to widen the nation’s diet by personally testing everything that crossed his path, from boiled elephant’s trunk to slug soup. Some medics deliberately contracted deadly blood diseases in the hope of finding cures. Then there was the surgeon who was fired and subsequently won the Nobel Prize for thrusting a catheter into his own beating heart.
Latino Caribbean Literature Written in the United States
Author: William Luis
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Offers insights on Latino Caribbean writers born or raised in the United States who are at the vanguard of a literary movement that has captured both critical and popular interest. In this groundbreaking study, William Luis analyzes the most salient and representative narrative and poetic works of the newest literary movement to emerge in Spanish American and U.S. literatures. The book is divided into three sections, each focused on representative Puerto Rican American, Cuban American, and Dominican American authors. Luis traces the writers' origins and influences from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing especially on the contemporary works of Oscar Hijuelos, Julia Alvarez, Cristina Garcia, and Piri Thomas, among others. While engaging in close readings of the texts, Luis places them in a broader social, historical, political, and racial perspective to expose the tension between text and context. As a group, Latino Caribbeans write an ethnic literature in English that is born of their struggle to forge an identity separate from both the influences of their parents' culture and those of the United States. For these writers, their parents' country of origin is a distant memory. They have developed a culture of resistance and a language that mediates between their parents' identity and the culture that they themselves live in. Latino Caribbeans are engaged in a metaphorical dance with Anglo Americans as the dominant culture. Just as that dance represents a coming together of separate influences to make a unique art form, so do both Hispanic and North American cultures combine to bring a new literature into being. This new body of literature helps us to understand not only the adjustments Latino Caribbean cultures have had to make within the larger U.S. environment but also how the dominant culture has been affected by their presence.