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Download Simeon's Story. An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of by Simeon Wright PDF

By Simeon Wright

No glossy tragedy has had a better influence on race family in the United States than the abduction and homicide of Emmett until. A 14-year-old black boy from Chicago vacationing family members in Mississippi in 1955, until eventually used to be taken from his uncle’s domestic by means of white males; numerous days later, his physique used to be present in the Tallahatchie River. This gruesome crime turned the catalyst for the civil rights movement.

At age 12, writer Simeon Wright saw and heard his cousin Emmett whistle at a white girl at a supermarket; he was once snoozing within the similar mattress with him whilst Emmett used to be taken; and he used to be on the sensational trial. this can be his gripping coming-of-age memoir.

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Download Stalinism: The Essential Readings by David Hoffmann PDF

By David Hoffmann

Content material:
Chapter 1 Stalin and his Stalinism: strength and Authority within the Soviet Union, 1930–1953 (pages 9–34): Ronald Grigor Suny
Chapter 2 Grappling with Stalinism (pages 38–61): Moshe Lewin
Chapter three The Soviet Tragedy: A background of Socialism in Russia (pages 64–79): Martin Malia
Chapter four The pursuits of the good Terror, 1937–1938 (pages 82–104): Oleg Khlevnyuk
Chapter five Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization (pages 106–126): Stephen Kotkin
Chapter 6 kingdom Violence as procedure: The common sense of Violence in Soviet Totalitarianism (pages 128–156): Peter Holquist
Chapter 7 daily Stalinism: traditional existence in striking occasions (pages 159–177): Sheila Fitzpatrick
Chapter eight operating, suffering, turning into: Stalin?Era Autobiographical Texts (pages 180–209): Jochen Hellbeck
Chapter nine ladies in Soviet Society: Equality, improvement, and Social switch (pages 212–236): Gail Warshofsky Lapidus
Chapter 10 Nature and Nurture in a Socialist Utopia: Delineating the Soviet Socio?Ethnic physique within the Age of Socialism (pages 238–274): Amir Weiner
Chapter eleven Russia after the battle: Hopes, Illusions, and Disappointments (pages 276–301): Elena Zubkova

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Download Stranger Than We Can Imagine: An Alternative History of the by John Higgs PDF

By John Higgs

The striking tale of the twentieth century, as advised from the furthest fringes of technology, paintings and tradition. For readers of Bryson's A brief background of approximately Everything.

prior to 1900, heritage used to be an account of serious discoveries that truly made experience. humans comprehend ideas just like the steam engine, agriculture, or electrical energy. the 20 th century, against this, gave us quantum entanglement, cubism, relativity, psychedelics, postmodernism, chaos maths, and the Somme.
this is often the tale of that complicated century as instructed throughout the principles produced on the furthest fringes of our sciences, arts, and tradition. Its solid contains famous geniuses akin to Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, and Pablo Picasso, lesser identified geniuses like Edward Lorenz, Sergey Korolyov, or Shigeru Miyamoto, and notorious yet influential ne'er-do-wells like Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley and Keith Richards. during this corporation we take a travel via principles as unusual as normal relativity, DNA, the unconscious, Gaia conception, and Dada.
during this brilliantly written and unique booklet, John Higgs explores, with nice readability and wit, the extremes of 20th century concept, and in doing so indicates how a global of empires grew to become an international of people. you are going to by no means see the 20 th century within the comparable manner again.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Emotion Marketing: The Hallmark Way of Winning Customers for by Scott Robinette PDF

By Scott Robinette

One of many oldest and so much cherished manufacturers on this planet, Hallmark wrote the booklet on buyer loyalty. To its thousands of fiercely dependable consumers world-wide, the Hallmark model stands for far greater than greeting playing cards, it stands for the sentiments of a life-time, a continuity with the prior, and a wish for the long run. In Emotion advertising, Hallmark insiders demonstrate, for the 1st time, the unique Emotional advertising options in the back of their company's enduring success.Customer loyalty continues to be as slippery as ever for many businesses regardless of colossal sums spent on formidable loyalty courses, dating administration schemes, and one-to-one advertising projects. determined for a solution to the loyalty conundrum, many prime organizations have became to Hallmark. greater than the other corporation, Hallmark has come to represent the facility to catch and carry that almost all elusive merchandise of all — the customer's heart.Written by means of leaders of the Hallmark Loyalty advertising and marketing crew, Emotion advertising and marketing offers enterprise readers with their first in-depth research of Hallmark's uncanny skill to forge lasting emotional bonds with an immense and dedicated consumer base that spans generations. extra importantly, it describes unique Emotion advertising ideas and methods that you should placed to paintings on your company.You'll know about the facility of worrying and the way it offers the lacking hyperlink among client pride and buyer loyalty. you will know about the ValueStar, a strong device that is helping companies carry the ideal emotional message, on the correct time, to the precise clients. you are going to additionally the way to domesticate an enterprise-wide dedication to pursuing a sustainable connection that makes consumers consider so valued they are going to exit in their approach to be dependable. and you will get an identical specialist recommendation and assistance got through the handfuls of Hallmark consumer businesses who've accomplished not anything under staggering effects by way of making Emotional Marketing...

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Download Mass Moralizing: Marketing and Moral Storytelling by Phil Hopkins PDF

By Phil Hopkins

Mass Moralizing: advertising and ethical Storytelling examines the narratives of today’s model advertising, which mostly specializes in growing an emotional attachment to a model instead of without delay selling a product’s characteristics or positive aspects.

Phil Hopkins explores those narratives’ impact on how we predict approximately ourselves and our ethical percentages, our cultural principles approximately morality, and our relationships to one another. He heavily stories the connection among 3 interrelated dynamics: the facility of narrative within the building of id and international, the truth-telling pretenses of mass advertising and marketing, and the expansion of moralizing because the basic ethical discourse perform in modern purchaser tradition. Mass Moralizing scrutinizes the way in which advertising speaks to us in explicitly moralistic phrases, considerably influencing how we predict approximately ourselves and our ethical chances.

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Download The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture by Terry O'Reilly, Mike Tennant PDF

By Terry O'Reilly, Mike Tennant

Think about the tradition of the twenty-first century: each one morning, you pay attention a half-dozen advertisements at the radio earlier than your ft contact the ground. by means of the top of the day, hundreds—perhaps thousands—of advertising messages have distinct you. And but little is known approximately how advertising and marketing impacts our lives and society.

Enter Terry O’Reilly and Mike Tennant, the advert males at the back of The Age of Persuasion, the preferred radio express broadcast at the Canadian Broadcasting company and Sirius Radio. they've got made it their venture to percentage the back-room tale of recent advertising, interesting asides and all:

“Think of advertisers as hundreds of thousands of ants in a colony, every one operating challenging and every with its personal goal. other than that during this colony, each ant is competing opposed to the others. That’s the advert company. virtually each advert you spot, pay attention, and in a different way adventure is competing for a section of your mind's eye. and prefer any cross-section of humanity, the big, around the world advertisements neighborhood is diversified: composed of geniuses and idiots, saints and buffoons, and every thing in between.”

From the early gamers to the Mad males of the Sixties and past, The Age of Persuasion offers an entertaining—and eye-opening—look at an international pushed by way of advertising and marketing.

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Download The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly PDF

By Jennifer Donnelly

The Wild Rose is part of the sweeping, multi-generational saga that started with The Tea Rose and endured with The wintry weather Rose. it truly is London, 1914. international warfare I looms at the horizon, ladies are combating for the appropriate to vote, and explorers are pushing the boundaries of persistence within the so much forbidding corners of the earth. Into this unstable time, Jennifer Donnelly locations her shiny and noteworthy characters: Willa Alden, a passionate mountain climber who misplaced her leg whereas summiting Kilimanjaro with Seamus Finnegan, and who won't ever forgive him for saving her lifestyles; Seamus Finnegan, a polar explorer who attempts to disregard Willa as he marries a stunning younger schoolteacher again domestic in England; Max von Brandt, a good-looking German sophisticate who courts excessive society ladies, yet has a mystery time table in wartime London. Many different cherished characters from The iciness Rose proceed their adventures within the Wild Rose to boot. With myriad twists and turns, exciting cliffhangers, and excellent interval aspect and surroundings, The Wild Rose presents a hugely gratifying end to an unforgettable trilogy. compliment for The iciness Rose “If Jennifer Donnelly doesn’t be careful, she’s going to get a name. With the ebook of The iciness Rose, she proves that her first quickly, fats and enjoyable historic novel—The Tea Rose—wasn’t a fluke. She’s a grasp of pacing and plot, with sufficient excessive issues scattered all through to maintain your pulse racing . . . I learn the final 3rd at near-choking pace . . . I think you'll, too.” —Washington put up ebook global “I enjoyed this ebook. it really is really seductive, challenging to place down, choked with secret, mystery passions, detailed destinations, and a most tasty heroine . . . She captivates from the 1st web page to the last.” —Barbara Taylor Bradford, writer of a lady of Substance and taking part in the sport “

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Download Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We by Jonathan Rosenbaum PDF

By Jonathan Rosenbaum

Is the cinema, as writers from David Denby to Susan Sontag have claimed, fairly lifeless? opposite to what now we have been ended in think, movies are higher than ever—we simply can’t see the nice ones. Movie Wars cogently explains how video clips are packaged, allotted, and promoted, and the way, at each level of the method, the capability moviegoer is handled with contempt. utilizing examples starting from the New York Times’s assurance of the Cannes movie pageant to the anticommercial practices of Orson Welles, Movie Wars info the workings of the strong forces which are within the strategy of ruining our valuable cinematic tradition and history, and the counterforces that experience all started to struggle back.

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