Everyone was ready to go to battle stations, but first there had to be a central command in place to take charge. At that time, Mary Margaret and I were ...
Author: Jack Valenti
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With the nation at war in the 1940s, twenty-two-year-old Jack Valenti flew fifty-one combat missions as the pilot of a B-25 attack bomber with the 12th Air Force based in Italy. In the 1960s, with the nation reeling from the assassination of a beloved president and becoming embroiled in a far different kind of war in Vietnam, he was in that fateful Dallas motorcade in 1963, flew back to Washington with the new president, and for three years worked in the inner circle of the White House as special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson. Then, for the next thirty-eight years, with American society and popular culture undergoing a revolutionary transformation, Valenti was the public face of Hollywood in his capacity as head of the Motion Picture Association of America.Been there, done that, indeed. Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Valenti has led several lives, any one of which could have provided ample material for an unforgettable memoir. As it is, This Time, This Place is the gripping story of a man who saw the terrible face of war while fighting with skill and bravery for his country; who was in the room, listening, participating, and remembering, as political decisions were made that would benefit or devastate countless lives in this country and on the other side of the world; and who championed the interest of the vast and globally influential movie industry with tenacity and vision. The list of boldface names whom Valenti knew and with whom he worked is as varied as it is astonishing in number. Aside from LBJ, there were Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra, Robert McNamara, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Julia Roberts, Cary Grant, Lew Wasserman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty, and Bill Clinton, to begin a very long list.The life of a man who earned both the Distinguished Flying Cross and his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is inherently intriguing, but Valenti’s warm, sometimes rueful, always engaging account gives this memoir a depth of humanity and a taste of life’s unpredictability that will linger long after you turn the final page. From growing up poor but largely oblivious to that fact in a hardscrabble neighborhood of Greek and Italian immigrants in Houston to rising to the highest summits both of national government and Hollywood, This Time, This Place is a candid and clear-eyed reflection of the joys and sorrows, ambitions and disappointments, of a life fully recognizable in its extraordinary variety. It is also a sweeping and important historical record, written by a brilliantly successful man who helped to shape politics and entertainment in the second half of the twentieth century, and who always found himself in the center of the current storm.
As we move along life's road, sometimes we all need to take time to recalculate. ... time. and. place. Going Forward Time to have ...
Author: Terry Olsen
Publisher: Redemption Press
Let Love Go Forward brings to life the dynamics of the marital relationship. Beginning with the bonding phase, referred to as “The Chase,” author Terry Olsen explains the pitfalls and potholes that can sour a relationship to the point of going off the rails, and he offers practical helps and positive resolutions to get struggling marriages back on track.
At that time, the University of British Columbia had the highest concentration of mathematics educators in Canada, and Vancouver seemed a salubrious place ...
Author: Thomas O'Shea
What is mathematics, and what aspects of it should be taught in schools? How and to whom should it be taught, and how should its understanding be assessed? These questions continue to drive curriculum development, school organization, teaching methods, and research agendas. No one today doubts that mathematics should be taught in our schools, but this was not always so. Mathematics Education Across Time and Place aims to help mathematics teachers, teacher educators, and anyone else interested in mathematics education appreciate the path this discipline has taken through the ages. To understand the historical and social context for schools and the place of mathematics within them, we meet a variety of mathematics educators from different times and places. Though fictional, their lives and social circumstances are based on historical documents and professional sources. They range from ancient Greece to modern Zimbabwe; from Persia to British Columbia; from Islamic Baghdad to revolutionary Paris; from Elizabethan England to twentieth-century New York; and from the rural one-room schools of North America to the modern comprehensive secondary school. By sharing the teachers' lives, we come to understand how they developed their love for teaching mathematics, and how their work fit into the larger social context of their time....
nodcock † 1577 ass 1578 nidget† 1579 cuckoo 1581 niddipol† 1582 stirk c.1590 ninnyhammer 1592 A further development of noddy and nod, this time with a ...
Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15 themes and explores the language in these areas over time - explaining when new words appeared, where they came from, and what such changes say about times in which they emerged. The themes chosen are varied, universal topics and show the semantic range of the thesaurus and what it can tell us about the words used in areas of everyday life. Learn about the different words for dying and money, or types of pop music, as well as words for a privy, oaths, and words for being drunk. Written by the world's leading expert on the English language, David Crystal, the book carries his trademark style of engaging yet authoritative writing. Each chapter features an introduction to the language of that topic, followed by a timeline of vocabulary taken from the historical thesaurus showing all the synonyms arranged in chronological order. The timelines are annotated with additional quotations, facts, and social and historical context to give a clear sense of how words entered the English language, when, and in which context they were used. Words in Time and Place showcases the unique and excellent resource that is the Historical Thesaurus and reveals the linguistic treasures to be found within. This fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in words and in the development of the English language.
Although this sexual tryst still takes place in the privacy of Wani's postmodern flat in Abingdon Road, with its architectural 'system of minimized stress, ...
Author: Simon Avery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Sex, Time and Place extensively widens the scope of what we might mean by 'queer London studies'. Incorporating multidisciplinary perspectives – including social history, cultural geography, visual culture, literary representation, ethnography and social studies – this collection asks new questions, widens debates and opens new subject terrain. Featuring essays from an international range of established scholars and emergent voices, the collection is a timely contribution to this growing field. Its essays cover topics such as activist and radical communities and groups, AIDS and the city, art and literature, digital archives and technology, drag and performativity, lesbian Londons, notions of bohemianism and deviancy, sex reform and research and queer Black history. Going further than the existing literature on Queer London which focuses principally on the experiences of white gay men in a limited time frame, Sex, Time and Place reflects the current state of this growing and important field of study. It will be of great value to scholars, students and general readers who have an interest in queer history, London studies, cultural geography, visual cultures and literary criticism.
As the night neared, Niall pulled in at the pub at Ballycarry and took time for a decent meal. He was reasonably sure that he would not be recognized this ...
Author: Lainey May
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is the heart-wrenching love story of a young couple caught up in a plot aided by the Royal Ulster Constabulary, which cruelly tore them apart. Raw emotion is traced in and out of their separated existences and discloses their enduring love, and how, though lost to each other, neither would let go of their astounding love. This book has its beginning in Northern Ireland and moves to the vast, dusty desert region of the Pilbara in north-western Australia. It is set in the early 1960s when this region was part of the last frontier in its remoteness, danger, and grandeur
Of twenty laws issued on substance use in the period, fifteen were ... Interest in tobacco was confined to the prohibition of smoking in some public places ...
Author: Matilda Hellman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place presents fascinating new historical and social scientific research examining the temporal and spatial variations in the ways that addiction problems are understood and addressed in European societies. The book illustrates the changing and versatile nature of language use, of stakeholders concepts and ideas, and of the popular, professional and political discourse around addiction. The arguments that unfold concern the various cultural components invested in the ways in which the problems are viewed and addressed. A framework is presented for discussing these circumstances in view of current knowledge-based governance at a local, regional and global level. Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place is based on research from ALICE RAP (Addiction and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe, Reframing Addictions Project), a multidisciplinary European study of addictive substances, and behaviours in contemporary society. This is an essential resource for public health professionals, stakeholders influencing policy for addictive substances and behaviours, students, and academics looking to better understand the historical and geographical variations of addictive behaviours across in Europe and the role of stakeholder involvement in the construction of addiction prevention policy.
Translator In the dark? Foreigner All I ask. Translator turns offthe lights. It's very dark. Lights rise onJan 222 Out of Time & Place, Volume 1.
Author: Alexis Clements
Category: Performing Arts
Out of Place & Time, Volume 1, is an anthology of plays by five members of the Women's Project Playwrights Lab. It's a snapshot of some of the most ambitious work incubating right now in New York and a diverse compilation of plays for directors and actors seeking exciting contemporary work to explore. Featuring a hilarious and biting preface by Theresa Rebeck that challenges the American theater to celebrate and produce its women playwrights, Volume 1 showcases writers that engage our troubled times with wit, passion and daring. Lynn Rosen's Back From The Front and Christine Evans' Weightless both take comic approaches to shattering subjects-respectively, war and the future of a crumbling 21st century Manhattan. Crystal Skillman's provocative The Vigil or The Guided Cradle interrogates torture across six centuries. Charity Henson-Ballard's lyrical and sweeping The Quiver of Children and Laura Eason's tautly focused Rewind each chart the attempt to outwit fate through artful means.
Author: Trustees of the Hunt BuildingPublish On: 1999
INTRODUCTION Nashua : In Time and Place is a kaleidoscopic and nostalgic journey of photography in Nashua from its earliest years through the 1970s .
Author: Trustees of the Hunt Building
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Nashua: In Time and Place, the first comprehensive photographic history of the area's cultural, economic, political, and industrial life, documents the progression of this fascinating community from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s. Featured in Nashua: In Time and Place are extraordinary photographs of early street scenes, as well as local businesses, industries, and institutions. Over 100 Nashua residents have contributed images from their personal collections to help Nashua portray its true diversity and local identity. Combining a wide range of photographs with insightful and informative captions, the authors have created a compelling visual history that traces the transformation of a small, New England town into a thriving, metropolitan city with more than 80,000 residents.
Author: James Gordon McConvillePublish On: 1995-01-01
The status of Jerusalem as the chosen place could not be taken as a permanent ... After that time, furthermore, the rabbis could even locate the Shekinah at ...
Author: James Gordon McConville
Publisher: A&C Black
The book is a literary and theological study of the themes of time and place, which aims to set the so-called 'centralization-law' of Deut 12-26 in the broad context of the book. The authors show that time and place are pervasive themes of Deuteronomy, a crucial part of its articulation of its understanding of history, religion and ethics. The heart of the thesis is that the foundational encounter between God and Israel at Horeb is paradigmatic for all subsequent encounters. For this reason, no one time or place can have final or absolute significance. The thesis thus calls into question the received view that the altar-law of Deut 12-26 is a 'centralization-law' associated with Josiah's reform. The refusal to identify the 'place' is no mere device against anachronism, but a consistent element in Deuteronomy's theology of history. The Connection between Deuteronomy and Josiah's reform has long been an important tenet of Old Testament criticism. The debate about the interpretation of Deuteronomy, however, has never been finally settled. The present study looks in a new way at the so-called 'centralization-law' of Deuteronomy which has been the most important factor in the traditional critical view of the book. It sets the law in the context of a broadly based study of the theology of the book, and comes to conclusions which call the connection with Josiah's reform into question. A broadly based study of the themes of time and place in Deuteronomy, calling into question accepted ideas about the purpose and setting of the book.
... and as the place of the medical and scientific construction of gender, when it comes time to picture the transgender body in the flesh, it nearly always ...
Author: J. Jack Halberstam
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms’especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture. In a Queer Time and Place opens with a probing analysis of the life and death of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was brutally murdered in small-town Nebraska. After looking at mainstream representations of the transgender body as exhibited in the media frenzy surrounding this highly visible case and the Oscar-winning film based on Brandon's story, Boys Don’t Cry, Halberstam turns her attention to the cultural and artistic production of queers themselves. She examines the “transgender gaze,” as rendered in small art-house films like By Hook or By Crook, as well as figurations of ambiguous embodiment in the art of Del LaGrace Volcano, Jenny Saville, Eva Hesse, Shirin Neshat, and others. She then exposes the influence of lesbian drag king cultures upon hetero-male comic films, such as Austin Powers and The Full Monty, and, finally, points to dyke subcultures as one site for the development of queer counterpublics and queer temporalities. Considering the sudden visibility of the transgender body in the early twenty-first century against the backdrop of changing conceptions of space and time, In a Queer Time and Place is the first full-length study of transgender representations in art, fiction, film, video, and music. This pioneering book offers both a jumping off point for future analysis of transgenderism and an important new way to understand cultural constructions of time and place.
I never stayed at one place very long and sometimes didn't bother to pick up ... At that time and place in my life their certainty, similar to that which I ...
Author: Richard Baxter
Rejected by his wife Alice, day trader and suburban father Jack Smith jumps at the chance to manage a yuppie condominium in Seattle, light-years from the burbs. A melange of colorful characters welcomes him and fortune smiles with an unanticipated promise of a rebound romance. Suddenly it all comes unraveled with the first in a series of murders, creating fear and suspicion. Bombastic brainstorming sessions, full of innuendo based less on evidence than clashing personalities, follow. Who will be next? Wild speculations become absurd with each new killing. Clearly this close-knit group is in someone's crosshairs. Is the perp mad or cunning? Is there something one or all of them did to set him or her off? Pondering this question Jack is tormented with guilt over the first murder. On the edge of sanity he contemplates flight-or would Alice, grown distant in her new life, take him back? What about the safety of his family if some nut has it in for him? What price must these yuppie homeowners pay before the killer is caught? Or...! Will this one simply go away like some serial killers from the past? Not likely!"
The particular parameters employed in this study , place , time and being , together with the choice of Japanese buildings as exemplars of their built ...
Author: Kevin Nute
Publisher: Psychology Press
"In addition to highlighting the human benefits of built environments which relate to particular place, time and being, many of the Japanese buildings examined illustrate practical strategies for revealing these universal parameters which are equally applicable beyond Japan. It is suggested that wider use of some of these approaches could not only help to sustain both environmental and cultural identities against the homogenising effects of globalisation, but also has the potential to heighten our appreciation of the peculiar condition of being here now."--Jacket.
Introduction : Time and Place Change and recurrence are the sense of being alive things gone by , death to come , and present awareness .
Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: MIT Press
A look at the human sense of time, a biological rhythm that may follow a different beat from that dictated by external, "official," "objective" timepieces. Time and Place--Timeplace--is a continuum of the mind, as fundamental as the spacetime that may be the ultimate reality of the material world.Kevin Lynch's book deals with this human sense of time, a biological rhythm that may follow a different beat from that dictated by external, "official," "objective" timepieces. The center of his interest is on how this innate sense affects the ways we view and change--or conserve, or destroy--our physical environment, especially in the cities.
No matter how much I tried to keep from hurting him he still grimaced in pain each time I touched him or the arrow. I decided to let him rest for a half an ...
Author: Marvilyn Ray
How can love survive through the centuries? That is what Tina Stanton and Craig McChristian will find out. They have lived miles apart for many years, yet their friendship has continued. The two of them have had revealing dreams all of their lives, but until Tina takes a trip to New York and a happenstance meeting with Craig do they find out that each has had their own dreams that coincide with the other's. Not until after Tina's husband Jack dies in an accident do they finally get together. Craig waits patiently as Tina adjusts to her new life and having him back in it. This book captures the imagination and puts us on a plane with the past. It shows us how people can be together through more than one life. It makes you feel the love they have for each other that has spanned the ages of time.
Whatcha want this time?” “The same thing.” “Cheese and crackers?” “No.” “What wuz it?” “Pepsi and a Baby Ruth. Two of each one this time.” “Why?
Author: Gordon E. Jenkins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Two young people, one white and one deemed black, products of their environment, separated by the rigid, inhumane caste system of the Jim Crow South, meet by chance, bond, and begin a forbidden relationship which nurtures and grows, even when they attempt to terminate it, knowing the potential consequences if they are discovered. As they secretly flaunt the laws and traditions of the day, they aggressively pursue their individual ambitions to escape the equally binding economic shackles. As their commitment to each other becomes stronger, they become bolder, and challenge the status quo in ways that cannot be ignored by the power structure. Their actions coupled with fate trigger unforeseen events with tragic consequences.
Author: Larry L. HarshbargerPublish On: 2004-11-11
“I thought you boys would still be at it right up to the time of the burial. ... “Humpy” Snook, were considered the premier fox trappers of the area.
Author: Larry L. Harshbarger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It was a time of extreme peril. The Great Depression was winding down and World War ll was starting. The author witnessed the Greatest Generation first hand as he saw many young men--including his older brother--leave town and go off to war. On the home front, there developed a closeness and support of family, friends and neighbors, not seen before or since. Through good and bad times, the towns young boys hiked, fished, hunted and trapped in the streams, fields, forests and mountains surrounding their homes. It was truly an era that will never be again.
of all the stories concerned with time is the short “Half a Day,” where time is telescoped into the morning's walk, the first day at school, and the return ...
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Selected and translated by the distinguished scholar Denys Johnson-Daivies, these stories have all the celebrated and distinctive characters and qualities found in Mahfouz's novels: The denizens of the dark, narrow alleyways of Cairo, who struggle to survive the poverty; melancholy ruminations on death; experiments with the supernatural; and witty excursions into Cairene middle-class life.