Republic Of Detours

Author by : Scott Borchert
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Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Description : The plan was as idealistic as it was audacious—and perhaps flat-out crazy. Take thousands of broke writers—whether formally unemployed or self-anointed, communists or non-conformists, urbanites or country dwellers, young or old, poets or reporters, but all of them American in some shape or form—and put them to work writing a guidebook to a country in the throes of the Great Depression. Or forty-eight guides to be exact, one for each state, along with hundreds of miscellaneous books dedicated to cities, territories, folklore, and even slave narratives, all of varying quality, each revealing distinct regional sensibilities. All this fell within the singular purview of the Federal Writer’s Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration founded to employ not just writers but anyone who seemed ill-suited to manual labor. It was a predictably eclectic organization, directed by an equally eccentric man, Henry Alsberg—a disheveled Manhattanite prone to fits of melancholy who took his advice from the anarchist Emma Goldman. When Alfred Kazin sat for an interview at the New York office of the FWP, he encountered a room “crowded with men and women lying face down on the floor, screaming that they were on strike.” Even W. H. Auden couldn’t help but remark that the whole thing was “one of the noblest and most absurd undertakings ever attempted by a state.” Scott Borchert’s Republic of Detours tells the story of this raucous, Whitmanesque, and entirely utopian institution, from its starry-eyed early days to its dismemberment by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. In spite of its inglorious end and unusual mission, the FWP was a thoroughly American institution, and it reflected the aspirations, diversity, and darker recesses of the nation’s present and past. Zora Neale Hurston was relegated to a segregated office in Florida, while Richard Wright was threatened at knifepoint by a group of disgruntled actors who disliked the play he had written. Other writers had trouble getting hired in the first place: Nelson Algren, broke and smarting from the failure of his first novel, at first wasn’t considered broke enough. Meanwhile, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, and many other future literary stars found sustenance when they needed it. By way of these and countless other stories, Borchert illuminates an essentially noble enterprise that sought to create a broad, inclusive patriotism that could speak to all Americans. As the United States enters a new era of economic distress, political strife, and culture-industry turmoil, its lessons are urgent and strong.


Savage Detours

Author by : Lisa Morton
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : This is the first book-length study of the career and life of Ann Savage, whose performance in Detour earned her a place in Time Magazine’s list of the top 10 greatest movie villains. The biography covers her abused childhood and her career as a studio contract player, pin-up queen, B movie star, jetsetter and award-winning aviatrix. A complete annotated filmography with release date, credits, cast, synopsis and commentary for each of her films is included.


Topological Indices And Related Descriptors In Qsar And Qspar

Author by : James Devillers
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Topological Indices and Related Descriptors in QSAR and QSPAR reviews the state of the art in this field and highlights the important advances in the generation of descriptors calculated directly from the structure of molecules. This long-awaited comprehensive book provides all the necessary information to calculate and use these descriptors for deriving structure-activity and structure-property relationships. Written by leading experts in the field, this book discusses the physicochemical significance, strengths, and weaknesses of these indices and presents numerous examples of applications. This book will be a valuable reference for anyone involved in the use of QSAR and QSPAR in the pharmaceutical, applied chemical, and environmental sciences. It is also suitable for use as a supplementary textbook on related graduate level courses.


The Right To Nominate

Author by : Thomas Peterson
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : Government of the parties, by the parties, and for the partiesis this what the Framers of the Constitution designed? Is this the fate of the American Republic? Fewer than 5 percent of Americans today know that the party system is not in the Constitution. The Framers loathed political parties, and the sovereign position they designed for the American peopleto rule over all parties and interest groups through our elected representativeshas been stripped from us. The Right to Nominate unveils this fundamental dysfunction that now permeates every aspect of American government. We the people have been so enfeebled by our loss of sovereignty that we are now helpless to stop politicians from shutting down our government or even bankrupting our country. Though the Constitution was purposely written to stop political parties from taking over government, today fewer than 1 percent of the people know where those antiparty clauses are. By exploiting one weakness in the framers magnificent design, the parties have stolen the American peoples sovereignty by quietly transforming the peoples representatives into party representatives. The Right to Nominate shows how they did it, and what the terrible consequences have been. The Right to Nominate presents a simple but revolutionary answer for the political rebirth of Americafor breaking the chokehold of party control, for the return of the peoples sovereignty, and for the triumph of representative government. Two hundred years of electoral experience are distilled to reveal the missing cornerstone of representative government, the unredeemed right of the American people: the right to nominate. Amendment XXVIII, offered here, will establish a Constitutional mechanism for the people to nominate nonparty candidates, breaking the parties stranglehold over elections by opening up more rights and more freedom for Americans.


Republic Of Barbecue

Author by : Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Texas Press
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Description : It's no overstatement to say that the state of Texas is a republic of barbecue. Whether it's brisket, sausage, ribs, or chicken, barbecue feeds friends while they catch up, soothes tensions at political events, fuels community festivals, sustains workers of all classes, celebrates brides and grooms, and even supports churches. Recognizing just how central barbecue is to Texas's cultural life, Elizabeth Engelhardt and a team of eleven graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin set out to discover and describe what barbecue has meant to Texans ever since they first smoked a beef brisket. Republic of Barbecue presents a fascinating, multifaceted portrait of the world of barbecue in Central Texas. The authors look at everything from legendary barbecue joints in places such as Taylor and Lockhart to feedlots, ultra-modern sausage factories, and sustainable forests growing hardwoods for barbecue pits. They talk to pit masters and proprietors, who share the secrets of barbecue in their own words. Like side dishes to the first-person stories, short essays by the authors explore a myriad of barbecue's themes—food history, manliness and meat, technology, nostalgia, civil rights, small-town Texas identity, barbecue's connection to music, favorite drinks such as Big Red, Dr. Pepper, Shiner Bock, and Lone Star beer—to mention only a few. An ode to Texas barbecue in films, a celebration of sports and barbecue, and a pie chart of the desserts that accompany brisket all find homes in the sidebars of the book, while photographic portraits of people and places bring readers face-to-face with the culture of barbecue.


Worth A Detour

Author by : Peter Janssen
Languange : en
Publisher by : ReadHowYouWant.com
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Description : Little known and often quirky places to visit in New Zealand


When Athens Met Jerusalem

Author by : John Mark Reynolds
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : Christian theology shaped and is shaping many places in the world, but it was the Greeks who originally gave a philosophic language to Christianity. John Mark Reynolds's book When Athens Met Jerusalem provides students a well-informed introduction to the intellectual underpinnings (Greek, Roman and Christian) of Western civilization and highlights how certain current intellectual trends are now eroding those very foundations. This work makes a powerful contribution to the ongoing faith versus reason debate, showing that these two dimensions of human knowing are not diametrically opposed, but work together under the direction of revelation.


Revolutions And Counter Revolutions

Author by : Stefan Rinke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Campus Verlag
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Description : Unquestionably a watershed year in world history, 1917 not only saw the Russian Revolution and the US entry into World War I, it also marked a foundational moment in determining global political structures for the remaining twentieth century. Yet while contemporaries were cognizant of these global connections, historiography has been largely limited to analysis of the nation-state. A century later, this book discusses the transnational dimension of the numerous upheavals, rebellions, and violent reactions on a global level that began with 1917. Experts from different continents contribute findings that go beyond the well-known European and transatlantic narratives, making for a uniquely global study of this crucial period in history.


The Hybridization Of Vocational Training And Higher Education In Austria Germany And Switzerland

Author by : Lukas Graf
Languange : en
Publisher by : Verlag Barbara Budrich
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Description : Austria, Germany, and Switzerland are increasingly relying on hybridization at the nexus of vocational training and higher education to increase permeability and reform their highly praised systems of collective skill formation. This historical and organizational institutionalist study compares these countries to trace the evolution of their skill regimes from the 1960s to today‘s era of Europeanization, focusing especially on the impact of the Bologna and Copenhagen processes.


The Athletic Crusade

Author by : Gerald R. Gems
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
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Description : The Athletic Crusade is the first book to systematically analyze the role of sports in the expansion of U.S. empire from the 1890s through World War II. Gerald R. Gems details how white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant males set the standard for inclusion within American society, transferred that standard to foreign territories, and subtly used American sports to instill allegedly desirable racial, moral, and commercial virtues in colonial subjects. In the realm of such expansion, sports provided a less harsh, less militaristic means of instilling belief in a dominant system?s values and principles than more overt methods such as war. The process of change, however, had unexpected consequences as subordinate groups adapted or even rejected American overtures. Sport became a means for nonwhites to challenge whiteness, Social Darwinism, and cultural hegemony by establishing their own physical prowess, claiming a measure of esteem, and creating a greater sense of national identity. Gems shows the direct influence of sports in Hawaii, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic and explores their comparatively minimal influence in countries such as China and Japan. Amid increasing globalization, The Athletic Crusade offers a welcome perspective on how the United States has attempted to spread its influence in the past and the implications for the future of indigenous and other societies.


Dialectic And Dialogue

Author by : Francisco J González
Languange : en
Publisher by : Northwestern University Press
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Description : Dialectic and Dialogue seeks to define the method and the aims of Plato's dialectic in both the "inconclusive" dialogues and the dialogues that describe and practice a method of hypothesis. Departing from most treatments of Plato, Gonzalez argues that the philosophical knowledge at which dialectic aims is nonpropositional, practical, and reflexive. The result is a reassessment of how Plato understood the nature of philosophy.


Paideia

Author by : Werner Jaeger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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A Legal History For Australia

Author by : Sarah McKibbin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : This is a contemporary legal history book for Australian law students, written in an engaging style and rich with learning features and illustrations. The writers are a unique combination of talents, bringing together their fields of research and teaching in Australian history, British constitutional history and modern Australian law. The first part provides the social and political contexts for legal history in medieval and early modern England and America, explaining the English law which came to Australia in 1788. This includes: The origins of the common law The growth of the legal profession The making of the Magna Carta The English Civil Wars The Bill of Rights The American War of Independence. The second part examines the development of the law in Australia to the present day, including: The English criminal justice system and convict transportation The role of the Privy Council in 19th century Indigenous Australia in the colonial period The federation movement Constitutional Independence The 1967 Australian referendum and the land rights movement. The comprehensive coverage of several centuries is balanced by a dynamic writing style and tools to guide the student through each chapter including learning outcomes, chapter outlines and discussion points. The historical analysis is brought to life by the use of primary documentary evidence such as charters, statutes, medieval source books and Coke's reports, and a series of historical cameos - focused studies of notable people and issues from King Edward I and Edward Coke to Henry Parkes and Eddie Mabo - and constitutional detours addressing topics such as the separation of powers, judicial review and federalism. A Legal History for Australia is an engaging textbook, cogently written and imaginatively resourced and is supported by a companion website: https://www.bloomsburyonlineresources.com/a-legal-history-for-australia


Law S Detour

Author by : Peter Margulies
Languange : en
Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : From the Justice Department’s memos defending coerced interrogation to Alberto Gonzales’ firing of U.S. Attorneys who did not fit the Bush Administration’s political needs, Law’s Detour paints an alarming picture of the many detours that George W. Bush and his allies created to thwart transparency and undermine the rule of law after September 11, 2001. Pursuing those detours, Bush officials set up a law-free zone at Guantánamo, ordered massive immigration raids that separated families, and screened candidates for civil service jobs to ensure the hiring of “real Americans.” While government needs flexibility to address genuine risks to national security—which certainly exist in the post-9/11 world—the Bush Administration’s use of detours distracted the government from urgent priorities, tarnished America’s reputation, and threatened voting and civil rights. In this comprehensive analysis of Bush officials’ efforts to stretch and strain the justice system, Peter Margulies canvasses the costs of the Administration’s many detours, from resisting accountability in the war on terrorism to thwarting economic and environmental regulation. Concise and full of compelling anecdotes, Law’s Detour maps these aberrations, surveys the damage done, and reaffirms the virtues of transparency and dialog that the Bush administration dismissed.


Paideia

Author by : Werner Wilhelm Jaeger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Detour

Author by : Noah Isenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Long considered an unpolished gem of film noir, the private treasure of film buffs, cinephiles and critics, Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour (1945) has recently earned a new wave of recognition. In the words of film critic David Thomson, it is simply 'beyond remarkable.' The only B-picture to make it into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, Detour has outrun its fate as the bastard child of one of Hollywood's lowliest studios. Ulmer's film follows, in flashback, the journey of Al Roberts (Tom Neal), a pianist hitching from New York to California to join his girlfriend Sue (Claudia Drake), a singer gone to seek her fortune in Hollywood. In classic noir style, Detour features mysterious deaths, changes of identity, an unforgettable femme fatale called Vera (Ann Savage), and, in Roberts, a wretched, masochistic antihero. Noah Isenberg's study of Detour draws on a vast array of archival sources, unpublished letters and interviews, to provide an animated and thorough account of the film's production history, its critical reception, its afterlife (including various remakes) and the different ways in which the film has been understood since its release. He devotes significant attention to each of the key players in the film – the crew as well as the principal actors – while charting the uneasy transformation of Martin Goldsmith's pulp novel into Ulmer's signature film, the disagreements between the director and writer, and the severe financial and formal limitations with which Ulmer grappled. The story that Isenberg tells, rich in historical and critical insight, replicates the briskness of a B-movie.


Detour

Author by : Lloyd Sparks
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : This is the story of the author’s excursion into the complex and contradictory world of the Bible smuggler in the 1970s. In it the author relates how he became involved through his church as a courier one summer and advanced to full time involvement in developing underground information and distribution networks. It is the chronicle of several trips into each of the then Iron Curtain countries in which the author reveals the diverse spectrum of personalities and forces that made up the Bible smugglers, Eastern European Christians and the unregistered churches in the Communist countries before the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is an exciting, humorous, poignant and ultimately tragic account of a young man’s experience at a pivotal point in history and his own life.


The Highway Engineer Contractor

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Detour Berlin

Author by : Ruth Baja Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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The Detour

Author by : Andromeda Romano-Lax
Languange : en
Publisher by : Soho Press
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Description : A “compelling” novel of art, danger, and one man’s adventure in pre-World War II Italy, from the author of Plum Rains (Library Journal). Ernst Vogler is twenty-six years old in 1938 when he is sent to Rome by his employer—the Third Reich’s Sonderprojekt, which is collecting the great art of Europe and bringing it to Germany for the Führer. Vogler is to collect a famous Classical Roman marble statue, The Discus Thrower, and get it to the German border, where it will be turned over to the Gestapo. It is a simple, three-day job. Things start to go wrong almost immediately. The Italian twin brothers who have been hired to escort Vogler to the border seem to have priorities besides the task at hand—wild romances, perhaps even criminal jobs on the side—and Vogler quickly loses control of the assignment. The twins set off on a dangerous detour and Vogler realizes he will be lucky to escape this venture with his life, let alone his job. With nothing left to lose, the young German gives himself up to the Italian adventure, to the surprising love and inevitable losses along the way. From the celebrated author of The Spanish Bow and Behave, The Detour is a bittersweet novel about artistic obsession, misplaced idealism, diversions, and second chances, set along the beautiful back-roads of northern Italy.


The Detour

Author by : Ben J. Harris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Grosvenor House Publishing
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Description : A travelogue of a 19-year-old's journey home from Thailand to the UK without the aid of the internet, a mobile phone or GPS. Chance encounters, miles of solitude, rare experiences and a fair amount of luck.


The Southwestern Indian Detours

Author by : Diane Thomas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The Southwestern Indian Detours is a factual account of an adventure in tourism that reads like fiction. Designed by the Fred Harvey Organization and the Santa Fe Railway to entice transcontinental travelers to linger awhile in an ancient yet brand new world, they opened the Southwest not only to tourists in quest of a 'different' vacation, but to those who would become permanent residents as they traded crowded Eastern cities for the slower-paced charm of the American Southwest. An experiment in roughing it first class, the Indian Detours would present the American southwest to inquisitive Europeans, jaded American millionaires, students and average vacationers. Never again would such a great adventure be made so accessible in this country/ Travel the roads to yesterday with Diane Thomas; experience the enthusiasm of the fledging American motoring public, the seasoned train traveler, the timid explorer, as the Indian Detours introduce the magic enchantment of a colorful land to millions of 'dudes'.


Worth The Detour

Author by : Nicholas T Parsons
Languange : en
Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : The guidebook has a long and distinguished history, going back to Biblical times and encompassing major cultural and social changes that have witnessed the transformation of travel. This book presents a journey through centuries of travel writing.