War and Politics by Other Means

A Journalist's Memoir

Author: Shelby Scates

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Shelby Scates�s thirty-five-year career as a prize-winning journalist and columnist for International News Service, United Press International, the Associated Press, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has taken him to centers of action across this country and to wars and conflicts in many of the world�s danger zones. Born in the rural South in the 1930s, Scates rejected the racism he saw there and in his late teens set out across the United States � eventually to land in Seattle, attend the University of Washington, and launch himself into a world of work, travel, and adventure as a merchant seaman and soldier. He entered journalism as a wire-service reporter hired in Manhattan and assigned to the Dallas bureau. Reporting the political beat brought Scates to Baton Rouge and New Orleans to observe the remarkable performance and influence of Earl Long as governor of Louisiana; in 1957 to Little Rock, Arkansas, to witness a constitutional crisis, the early struggle to integrate the public schools; to Oklahoma City and Dallas; and to Washington, D.C., where he became familiar with both the corridors of Congress and Lyndon Johnson�s Oval Office and Air Force One. He was in Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War and its aftermath; in Lebanon and Egypt to learn about the Palestine Liberation Organization; in the Suez to investigate the �War of Attrition�; and in Cambodia during guerrilla fighting against the Vietnamese Army. As a newsman he reported on those American climbers who triumphed, though not without suffering great personal losses, by reaching the top of K2 in 1978. Scates used his considerable journalistic experience and inventiveness to get the story of this epic climb quickly back to the United States. He also describes his own midlife climb of Mt. McKinley with two friends. In a straightforward portrayal of professional life that manifests elements of both The Front Page and All the President�s Men, this memoir is about the particular combination of idealism, persistence, skepticism, and dedication to truthful reporting that marks the best of American journalism.
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Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century America

Author: Shelby Scates

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 403

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Warren G. Magnuson served as U.S. senator from the state of Washington for six terms. The sheer sweep of his accomplishments is astonishing: authoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act, protecting Puget Sound, saving Boeing for Seattle, championing consumer protection legislation, reorganizing the railroads, and godfathering the electrification of the Pacific Northwest by pressing for Columbia and Snake River dams. He pushed for federal aid to education, kept Pentagon budgets down, and established the National Institutes of Health while arguing throughout the McCarthy era against U.S. isolation from China. He was also a whiskey-and-poker companion to Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson.
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Maurice Rosenblatt and the Fall of Joseph McCarthy

Author: Shelby Scates

Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press

ISBN: 9780295985947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

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"Veteran journalist Shelby Scates tells the story of the rise of McCarthy's power to destroy careers and livelihoods with his allegations of subversion, together with the story of Rosenblatt's role in effecting his eventual censure by the Senate. Lobbyist Maurice Rosenblatt joined with colleagues to form first the National Committee for an Effective Congress and then, increasingly alarmed, the McCarthy Clearinghouse, dedicated to stopping the demagogue's assault on civil liberties. Operating out of Rosenblatt's suite in the Carroll Arms Hotel near Capitol Hill, Clearinghouse staff lent their support to the Republican senator from Vermont, Ralph Flanders, who introduced the successful resolution to censure McCarthy and remove him from his committee chairmanship." "Drawing on interviews with Rosenblatt and other actors in the drama and on previously unresearched collections and papers, Scates tells a tale of excess and intrigue."--BOOK JACKET.
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History of Andersonville Prison

Author: Ovid L. Futch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813036915

Category: History

Page: 146

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Andersonville Prison was troubled by squalor, mismanagement, and waste. Looking for reasons for the conditions at the prison, Ovid Futch cuts through the controversy surrounding the prison and examines diaries and first-hand accounts of prisoners, guards, and officers, and both Confederate and Federal government records.
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Contemporary Art

1989 to the Present

Author: Alexander Dumbadze,Suzanne Hudson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444338609

Category: Art

Page: 493

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An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world. Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates in contemporary art since 1989 Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on current discussions in the field and investigated by three essays, each shedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship International in scope, bringing together over forty of the most important voices in the field, including Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs Media Collective, and Jan Verwoert A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventions and foster critical dialogue among both students and art aficionados
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Contemporary Cuisine

Author: Brent Savage,Nick Hildebrandt,Luke Burgess

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741968178

Category: Cooking

Page: 255

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This book unveils the secrets behind Brent Savage's creations in an accessible, engaging manner for the aspirational home cook, apprentice chef and seasoned professional alike.
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The Life of Muhammad

Al-Waqidi's Kitab Al-Maghazi

Author: Rizwi Faizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136921141

Category: History

Page: 608

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Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet. Translated into English for the first time, Rizwi Faizer makes available this key text to a new, English-speaking audience. It includes an "Introduction" authored jointly by Rizwi Faizer and Andrew Rippin and a carefully prepared index. The book deals with the events of the Prophet’s life from the time of his emigration from Mecca to his death, and is generally considered to be biographical. Bringing together events in the Prophet’s life with appropriate passages of Qur’an in a considered sequence, the author presents an interpretation of Islam that existed in his times. It includes citations from the Qur’ān, as well as poetry that appears to have been inspired by activities during his life. This English translation of a seminal text on the life of Muhammad is an invaluable addition to the existing literature, and will be of great significance to students and scholars in the field of Islamic studies, Islamic history, Medieval history and Arabic literature.
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Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China

The Politics of Knowledge

Author: H. Lyman Miller

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295975054

Category: Science

Page: 370

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When in 1989 Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi sought asylum for months in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, later escaping to the West, worldwide attention focused on the plight of liberal intellectuals in China. In Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China H. Lyman Miller examines the scientific community in China and prominent members such as Fang and physicist and historian of science Xu Liangying. Drawing on Chinese academic journals, newspapers, interviews, and correspondence with Chinese scientists, he considers the evolution of China's science policy and its impact on China's scientific community. He illuminates the professional and humanistic values that impelled scientific intellectuals on their course toward open, liberal political dissent.
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China and Iran

Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World

Author: John W. Garver

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295801212

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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Iran's nuclear aspirations increasingly dominate its relations with the United States and Europe. China remains one of Iran's strongest allies on the Security Council, and also its most likely supplier of technology and assistance, built on decades of close economic and military relations. Iran is enjoying strong new influence in the Middle East and Asia following record oil profits and Shi'i victories in Iraqi parliamentary elections. Like Iran, China fought for decades to increase its self-reliance and geopolitical influence after painful experiences under European colonialism, which spurred nationalist revolutions. With China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World, John Garver breaks new ground on the relationship between the People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Grounding his survey in the twin concepts of civilization and power, Garver explores the relationship between these two ancient and proud peoples, each of which consider the other a peer and a partner in their mutual determination to build a post-Western-dominated Asia. Successive governments of both China and Iran have recognized substantial national capabilities in each other, capabilities that allow the countries to achieve their own national interests through cooperation. These interests have varied - from countering Soviet expansionism to resisting U.S. unilateralism - but the cooperative relationship between the two nations has remained constant. In his compelling analysis, Garver explores the evolution of Sino-Iranian relations through several phases, including Iran under the shah and before the 1979 revolution; from the 1979 revolution to 1989, a year marked both by the end of the Iran-Iraq war and the beginning of conflict in Sino-U.S. relations; and from 1989 to 2004. China and Iran includes discussion of the current debates at the International Atomic Energy Agency over Iran's nuclear programs and China's role in assisting these programs and in supporting Iran in international debates. Garver examines China's involvement in Iran's efforts to modernize its military, including China's offer of weapons, capital goods, and engineering services in exchange for Iranian oil, suggesting links between this energy exchange and China's support for Iran in political arenas. In today's political climate, where China is recognized as a rising and increasingly influential global power and Iran as one of the most powerful nations in the Middle East, this book presents a crucial analysis of a topic of utmost importance to scholars and the general public today.
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The Selling of Joseph

A Memorial

Author: Samuel Sewall

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870230516

Category: Social Science

Page: 66

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Alan Siegel

On Branding and Clear Communications

Author: Louis J. Slovinsky

Publisher: Jorge Pinto Books Inc.

ISBN: 0979076641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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Siegel has become one of the best-known figures in the branding business. He has achieved the stature of both pillar of the establishment and provocative iconoclast, while building a leading brand consultancy, Siegel & Gale, devoted to positioning global companies for competitive success.
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Hungarian Rhapsodies

Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Culture

Author: Richard Teleky

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295800172

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Like the renowned American writer Edmund Wilson, who began to learn Hungarian at the age of 65, Richard Teleky started his study of that difficult language as an adult. Unlike Wilson, he is a third-generation Hungarian American with a strong desire to understand how his ethnic background has affected the course of his life. �Exploring my ethnicity,� he writes, �became a way of exploring the arbitrary nature of my own life. It was not so much a search for roots as for a way of understanding rootlessness - how I stacked up against another way of being.� He writes with clarity, perception, and humor about a subject of importance to many Americans - reconciling their contemporary identity with a heritage from another country. From an examination of photographer Andre Kertesz to a visit to a Hungarian American church in Cleveland, from a consideration of stereotypical treatment of Hungarians in North American fiction and film to a description of the process of translating Hungarian poetry into English, Teleky�s interests are wide-ranging. he concludes with an account of his first visit to Hungary at the end of Soviet rule.
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Dixie After the War

Author: Myrta Lockett Avary

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377183565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

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Inscribing the Time

Shakespeare and the End of Elizabethan England

Author: Eric Scott Mallin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520086234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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"Mallin brings an astute and historically informed critical mind to bear on the numerous ways in which contagion resonates throughout the period. . . . The book is also a lucid, witty, and engaging performance in its own right, a genuine pleasure to read."--Steven Mullaney, author of The Place of the Stage "Elegant in conception and witty in style, conversant with the broad methodological issues of early modern English cultural studies but sturdily independent in its take on current theory."--Gail Kern Paster, author of The Body Embarrassed
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The Moonlight Garden

New Discoveries at the Taj Mahal

Author: Elizabeth B. Moynihan

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295980348

Category: Architecture

Page: 100

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For 350 years, the Taj Mahal in Agra has reigned luminous and splendid as perhaps the most admired monument in the world. Visitors who gazed across the Yamuna River from the Taj pavilions have viewed what appears to be little more than farmers' fields and barren ground. But historical references as well as paintings from the time of Shahjahan (r. 1628-58) reveal that it was once densely covered by rectangular walled enclosures and lush vegetation. The Mughal emperor Babur built gardens here as a way of evoking the characteristic delights of the homeland he had abandoned when he moved from Central Asia into India in 1526. Eventually, as the Mughal Empire grew more powerful, the riverbank became lined with gardens belonging not only to the imperial family but also to important nobles. This definitive volume describes the discoveries of an international project documenting the surface remains of a long-abandoned Mughal garden, spectacularly located directly across the river from the Taj Mahal. The book is illustrated with new photographs of the Taj Mahal and the garden -- now identified as the Mahtab Bagh, or Moonlight Garden -- as well as with paintings from Shahjahan's era. Modeled after the Persian concept of earthly paradise, the pleasure gardens of 17th-century Mughal emperors exhibited elaborate renditions of cut-stone architecture, water chutes, standing pools, flowing fountains, and plantings intended to stimulate the senses. Well-ordered oases in an otherwise hot, dusty, and chaotic environment, these gardens were places of respite and enjoyment. The authors show that in plan, proportion, and directional alignment, the Moonlight Garden is indeed an integral part of the designof the gardens at the Taj Majal, presenting an expansive new interpretation of one of the most famous buildings in the world.
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Take it Or Leave it

Institution, Image, Ideology

Author: Anne Ellegood,Johanna Burton,George Baker,Julia Bryan-Wilson,Gavin Butt

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791353425

Category: Art

Page: 287

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"This groundbreaking exploration of appropriation and institutional critique assembles a wide variety of artists and mediums to offer new insight and make unprecedented connections. Exploring two parallel strands of post-conceptual art, Take It or Leave It highlights artists known for their use of appropriation and those who engage in "institutional critique." Focusing on American artists who emerged from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, the book highlights dynamic practices in a variety of media: fromperformance to photography; video to installation; painting to writing. Artists as wide-ranging in approach as Dara Birnbaum, Mark Dion, Robert Gober, Barbara Kruger, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Adrian Piper, Stephen Prina, and Fred Wilson are examined within the context of the larger culture--from the political landscape to design strategies in advertising. Essays by curators Anne Ellegood and Johanna Burton as well as scholars George Baker, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Gavin Butt, and Darby English explore the historical and current terrain of appropriation and institutional critique, while pursuing topics including the downtown music scene in New York in the '80s, new strategies of painting, and theories of race after identity politics' heyday"--
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