Italians In Toronto

Author by : John E. Zucchi
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Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : Italians in Toronto provides an insightful account of how village and regional groups transplanted their communities into the city that is now one of the largest expatriate centres for Italians in the world. The history of Italian migration to Canada is the history of emigration from countless towns and villages in the Old World. John Zucchi traces how, in the New World, immigrants developed a stronger sense of Italian identity at the same time as they were being integrated into a new society.


The Little Slaves Of The Harp

Author by : John E. Zucchi
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : During the nineteenth century child musicians could be seen performing in the streets of cities across Europe and North America. Although they came from a number of countries, Italians were most associated with street music. In The Little Slaves of the Harp John Zucchi tells the story of the thousands of Italian children who were indentured to padrone and then uprooted from their villages in central and southern Italy and taken to Paris, London, and New York to perform as barrel-organists, harpists, violinists, fifers, pipers, and animal exhibitors.


Undermining Race

Author by : Phylis Cancilla Martinelli
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Arizona Press
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Description : Undermining Race rewrites the history of race, immigration, and labor in the copper industry in Arizona. The book focuses on the case of Italian immigrants in their relationships with Anglo, Mexican, and Spanish miners (and at times with blacks, Asian Americans, and Native Americans), requiring a reinterpretation of the way race was formed and figured across place and time. Phylis Martinelli argues that the case of Italians in Arizona provides insight into “in between” racial and ethnic categories, demonstrating that the categorizing of Italians varied from camp to camp depending on local conditions—such as management practices in structuring labor markets and workers’ housing, and the choices made by immigrants in forging communities of language and mutual support. Italians—even light-skinned northern Italians—were not considered completely “white” in Arizona at this historical moment, yet neither were they consistently racialized as non-white, and tactics used to control them ranged from micro to macro level violence. To make her argument, Martinelli looks closely at two “white camps” in Globe and Bisbee and at the Mexican camp of Clifton-Morenci. Comparing and contrasting the placement of Italians in these three camps shows how the usual binary system of race relations became complicated, which in turn affected the existing race-based labor hierarchy, especially during strikes. The book provides additional case studies to argue that the biracial stratification system in the United States was in fact triracial at times. According to Martinelli, this system determined the nature of the associations among laborers as well as the way Americans came to construct “whiteness.”


Gates Of The Dolomites

Author by : L. Marion Davidson
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The Saturday Review

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The Review Of Reviews

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The Youth S Companion

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Description : Includes songs for solo voice with piano accompaniment.


Letter To The Father Brief An Den Vater

Author by : Franz Kafka
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Publisher by : Schocken
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Description : Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to hand to his father, hoping that it might renew a relationship that had disintegrated into tension and frustration on both sides. Kafka's probing of the abyss between them spared neither his father nor himself, and his cry for acceptance has an undertone of despair. He could not help seeing the lack of understanding between father and son as another moment in the universal predicament depicited in so much of his work. Probably realizing the futility of her son's gesture, his mother did not deliver the letter, but returned it to Kafka instead. Kafka died five years later, in 1924, of tuberculosis.


The Pocket Book Of Stones Revised Edition

Author by : Robert Simmons
Languange : en
Publisher by : North Atlantic Books
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Description : The spiritual and healing qualities of 390 members of the mineral kingdom are detailed here in The Pocket Book of Stones, Robert Simmons's condensed reference guide to to crystals and gems. Based on the bestselling The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach, this guide describes 47 new stones not covered in the original encyclopedia and also contains an index of the spiritual, emotional, and healing qualities of the stones. This pocket edition has been requested by many readers who are looking for a compact reference that they can carry easily or give as an inexpensive gift to the rock-lovers on their gift lists. Incorporating beautifully lit, full-color photos of each stone, it imparts the spiritual understanding that made The Book of Stones the "bible" of many thousands of crystal lovers. This book is an ideal introduction to stones and their energies for those who are new to the field, as well as being an invaluable portable reference for well-versed readers. Every entry contains a vivid color photo and quick-look list of key words, elemental and chakra correspondences, plus the beneficial physical, emotional, and spiritual qualities of each mineral, crystal, or gemstone. Below the quick-look list, Simmons provides a description of each stone, including scientific data and the story of each stone's spiritual and healing qualities, as well as recommednations for other stones that combine harmoniously with it. The scientific information offered welcomes those not yet familiar with crystal energies by providing a familiar frame of reference and also broadens the knowledge of those who come to stones primarily for spiritual purposes. The Pocket Book of Stones includes a comprehensive index of the healing qualities and the emotional and spiritual properties of all the stones in the book.


The Literary World

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The Publisher

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The Book Of Stones Revised Edition

Author by : Robert Simmons
Languange : en
Publisher by : North Atlantic Books
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Description : Often dubbed the "crystals bible," this comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones has become the go-to book for looking up the properties of gems and minerals. Each entry includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and to showcase its beauty, as well as listing its scientific information, its element and chakra correspondences, and the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of each stone. Illustrated by gorgeously lit, clear color photos to aid quick identification, the book offers an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone. This new edition of The Book of Stones, the best-selling guide to some of Earth's most beautiful natural objects, is revised to include 76 new entries. The book begins with two introductory chapters detailing advice by authors Naisha Ahsian and Robert Simmons on how to work with crystals and stones--including the concept of crystal resonance and the scientific observation that living organisms (such as ourselves) are liquid crystalline structures. Each entry begins with the stone name and photo, plus its elemental and chakra correspondences, as well as keywords that indicate its properties. Next comes a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of each mineral, plus any relevant legend or lore from the past. Each author then offers their own take and personal insights on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with summaries of the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone, and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. The book's presentation is straightforward enough to make it an excellent introduction for beginners, yet the level of detail and the depth of research make it an invaluable resource for the most experienced stone practitioners.


The Alpine Journal

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Punch

Author by : Mark Lemon
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The Pall Mall Magazine

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The Athenaeum

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The Spectator

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Khodorchur 100 Years Later

Author by : Raphael Gianighian
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Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : In 1977, at seventy-one years of age, Raphael Gianighian left his Italian home to revisit the place of his childhood, the district of Khodorchur in Eastern Turkey. Immediately, his compartmentalized boyhood memories flooded his mind with the trauma and emotion he experienced in his final days there... It's 1915. The Turkish government orders the genocide of Armenian residents. The Chetes, or Turkish Special Organization soldiers, are ravaging towns and exterminating Armenians. Only through the courage and resolution of Raphael's grandfather, and members of the American Committee for Relief, does the young boy survive this crime against humanity. Inspired by his 1977 excursion, Raphael begins to write his slice of dark history lest it be forgotten. Then, in 2010, his son, Vartan, also visits Eastern Turkey, and the land inspires him to edit and publish his father's memoir. Today, this moving story of survival is available to everyone. Much more than a recounting of the Armenian Genocide, it is a message of building emotional bridges that bring people closer together. It is a call to action to break down the barriers of hatred between races and religions. And it is a testimony to what can be accomplished when good people unite against oppression.


Hell In The Trenches

Author by : Paolo Morisi
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Publisher by : Helion and Company
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Description : The Austro-Hungarian Stormtroopers and the Italian Arditi of World War I were elite special forces charged with carrying out bold raids and daring attacks. These units were comprised of hand-picked soldiers that possessed above-average courage, physical prowess as well as specific combat skills. Many military historians have argued that the First World War was mainly a static conflict of positional attrition, but these shock troops were responsible for developing breakthrough tactics of both fire and movement that marked a significant change to the status quo. Both armies used special assault detachments to capture prisoners, conduct raids behind enemy lines and attack in depth in order to prepare the way for a broad infantry breakthrough. This account traces the development of Austrian and Italian assault troop tactics in the context of trench warfare waged in the mountainous front of the Alps and the rocky hills of the Carso plateau. It not only examines their innovative tactics but also their adoption of vastly improved new weapons such as light machine-guns, super-heavy artillery, flamethrowers, hand grenades, daggers, steel clubs and poison gas. This book offers a narrative of the organizational development of the shock and assault troops, of their military operations and their combat methods. The bulk of the chapters are devoted to a historical reconstruction of the assault detachments' combat missions between 1917-18 by utilizing previously unreleased archival sources such as Italian and Austrian war diaries, official manuals, divisional and High Command reports and the soldiers' own recollections of the war. Finally, it offers a comprehensive description of their uniforms, equipment, and weapons, along with a large number of illustrations, maps and period photographs rarely seen. This epic trial of military strength of these special stormtroops cannot be properly understood without visiting, and walking, the battlefields. The appendix thus offers the reader a series of walks to visits key high mountain fortifications in the Italian Dolomites, many of which have attained almost legendary status.


This Present Moment

Author by : Gary Snyder
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Publisher by : Counterpoint
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Description : "This present moment That lives on To become Long ago." For his first collection of new poems since his celebrated Danger on Peaks, published in 2004, Gary Snyder finds himself ranging over the planet. Journeys to the Dolomites, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, from Paris and Tuscany to the shrine at Delphi, from Santa Fe to Sella Pass, Snyder lays out these poems as a map of the last decade. Placed side-by-side, they become a path and a trail of complexity and lyrical regard, a sort of riprap of the poet’s eighth decade. And in the mix are some of the most beautiful domestic poems of his great career, poems about his work as a homesteader and householder, as a father and husband, as a friend and neighbor. A centerpiece in this collection is a long poem about the death of his beloved, Carole Koda, a rich poem of grief and sorrow, rare in its steady resolved focus on a dying wife, of a power unequaled in American poetry. As a friend is quoted in one of these new poems: "I met the other lately in the far back of a bar, musicians playing near the window and he sweetly told me “listen to that music. The self we hold so dear will soon be gone.”" Gary Snyder is one of the greatest American poets of the last century, and This Present Moment shows his command, his broad range, and his remarkable courage.


Meditations On The Peaks

Author by : Julius Evola
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Evola articulates the close relationship between the physical rigors of mountain climbing and the ascent of the initiate toward self-transcendence. Julius Evola, a leading exponent of esoteric thought, was also an ardent mountain climber who personally scaled the peaks of the Tyrols, Alps, and Dolomites. For Evola the physical conquest of a mountain, with all the courage, self-transcendence and mental lucidity that it entails, becomes an inseparable and complementary part of spiritual awakening. It is no coincidence that many ancient cultures chose mountains as the abodes of their gods and considered the rigorous ascent of peaks as the task of heroes and initiates. In modern times, which tend to suffocate the heroic with naked self interest, the mountain still forms part of the profound dimension of spirit where the soul finds within itself more than what it thought itself to be. In Meditations on the Peaks, Evola combines recollections of his own experiences with reflections on other inspirational men and women who shared his view of the transcendent greatness of mountains.


Jfk S Camelot

Author by : Adam Powley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Haynes Publishing UK
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Description : Over half a century after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, he endures as one of the most extraordinary figures of modern times. A hero to millions, an inspiration to a generation, revered, flawed, loved, yet also loathed, he was man who both defined his age and was brutally destroyed by it. Kennedy may have only served as US president for just two years, but his impact and legacy have eclipsed the lives and reputations of any number of other world leaders. JFK's Camelot: The Unfolding Story as told by The Daily Mirror offers a unique insight into the life story of this endlessly compelling man. By using contemporary newspaper reports and photographs, many never published before, the book provides a gripping and immediate sense of Kennedy’s story. It charts his emergence as the young scion of an ambitious and influential clan; Kennedy’s exploits as the courageous war hero, the rising star of American politics and, having reached the highest office in the world, JFK: President of the United States of America before recounting the awful tragedy of his horrific demise. Kennedy’s achievements, failures, glamorous lifestyle, tortuous personal relationships, and the myth of ‘Camelot’ are all portrayed. The rumors, secrets, affairs and conspiracies that surrounded and continue to swirl around this famous, charismatic and complex individual are also presented with revealing and fresh insights - making for a remarkable illustrated story of a 20th century icon.