Playing With Paper Soldiers

Autore: Michael Ben-Menachem
Editore: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424104567
Grandezza: 38,65 MB
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Miki has a wooden scooter with rubber wheels. Though the wheels are red and rather attractive, he is dreaming of a real bicycle. He is only eight years old and likes to play with his cut out paper soldiers, which his father generously supplies him from his bookstore. The soldiers are mainly Hungarian and German soldiers. There are complete military orchestras as well to be cut out. It is a lot of work for an eight-year-old. Then, finally the soldiers are starting to march on the carpet in the living room. Miki does not know yet that the real soldiers will very soon play an important role in his life. This innocence of not knowing how things really are is forgivable for a small child. But what happens if our Miki never really catches up with the brutal reality of his changing surroundings? Is this a desirable personality trait, or just plain stupidity? Whatever it is, this is the key to his survival of the years of Holocaust and Communist terror. He is not only a survivor, but he is a contented person always finding the interesting, the exciting parts of a given situation. The rest is in the book.

Paper Soldiers The War Writers

Autore: KELLY CHANCE BECKMAN
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312397527
Grandezza: 53,47 MB
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FOUR HEROES TAKE ON THE WORLD FOR TRUTH! KELLY CHANCE IS THE WAR HERO! JULIET ROSE IS THE PEACE ACTIVIST.JIMMY SHAKESPEARE IS THE NEWSPAPER MAN COVERING THE WAR AND PEACE PROCESS. KATHERINE ""KAT"" THOMPSON IS A LEADING AMERICAN NEWSPAPER WOMAN COVERING THE WARS AT HOME AND OVERSEAS. THEY ARE THE PAPER SOLDIERS-THE WAR WRITERS WHO WRITE SO WE MIGHT UNDERSTAND WAR AND PEACE. THE TRUTH IS A PRISONER OF WAR.THE TRUTH WAS EDITED, DELETED OR REDACTED. LATER AS THE FOREIGN PRESS RELEASED DIFFERENT STORIES AND AS SOLDIERS WROTE HOME THE TRUTH ESCAPED. THE TRIAL FOR TREASON BROUGHT EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING TO A MAJOR CLIMAX. THE VILLAINS COME OUT FOR A FINAL SHOWDOWN. SOME QUESTIONS REMAIN: HOW DO HIDE 58,000 CASKETS COMING HOME AND WILL THEY SHOOT OUR HERO AS A TRAITOR. THIS IS A WAR STORY, A LOVE STORY, AND A NEWS STORY.

The Children S Table

Autore: Anna Mae Duane
Editore: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820345598
Grandezza: 58,71 MB
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Like the occupants of the children's table at a family dinner, scholars working in childhood studies can seem sidelined from the "adult" labor of humanities scholarship. The Children's Table brings together scholars from architecture, philosophy, law, and literary and cultural criticism to provide an overview of the innovative work being done in childhood studies--a transcript of what is being said at the children's table. Together, these scholars argue for rethinking the academic seating arrangement in a way that acknowledges the centrality of childhood to the work of the humanities. The figure we now recognize as a child was created in tandem with forms of modernity that the Enlightenment generated and that the humanities are now working to rethink. Thus the growth of childhood studies allows for new approaches to some of the most important and provocative issues in humanities scholarship: the viability of the social contract, the definition of agency, the performance of identity, and the construction of gender, sexuality, and race. Because defining childhood is a means of defining and distributing power and obligation, studying childhood requires a radically altered approach to what constitutes knowledge about the human subject. The diverse essays in The Children's Table share a unifying premise: to include the child in any field of study realigns the shape of that field, changing the terms of inquiry and forcing a different set of questions. Taken as a whole, the essays argue that, at this key moment in the state of the humanities, rethinking the child is both necessary and revolutionary. Contributors: Annette Ruth Appell, Sophie Bell, Robin Bernstein, Sarah Chinn, Lesley Ginsberg, Lucia Hodgson, Susan Honeyman, Roy Kozlovsky, James Marten, Karen Snchez-Eppler, Carol Singley, Lynne Vallone, John Wall.

The Children S Civil War

Autore: James Alan Marten
Editore: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807849040
Grandezza: 59,75 MB
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The Children's Civil War is an exploration of childhood during our nation's greatest crisis. James Marten describes how the war changed the literature and schoolbooks published for children, how it affected children's relationships with absent fathers and brothers, how the responsibilities forced on northern and especially southern youngsters shortened their childhoods, and how the death and destruction that tore the country apart often cut down children as well as adults.

Museum Store Management

Autore: Mary Miley Theobald
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742504318
Grandezza: 47,33 MB
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Museum Store Management is an essential resource for anyone planning to open or manage a museum store. The second edition contains an additional chapter on merchandising, many more illustrations and examples, and information on internet resources for museum store management.

Lessons Of War

Autore: James Marten
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461714478
Grandezza: 27,58 MB
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While information regarding children and their outlook on the war is not abun-dant, James Marten, through extensive research, has uncovered essays, editorials, articles, poems, games, short stories and letters that tell the story of the Civil War through the eyes of children. Lessons of War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines is a collection of such items, gathered from popular children's magazines that were published during this era. The selections in Lessons of War demonstrate the depth of children's involve-ment in the war, from raising funds for soldiers to incorporating the war into their play activities and eagerly accepting northern political attitudes. The era's leading children's magazines, such as The Little Pilgrim, The Little Corporal, and Student and Schoolmate, used first-person accounts to let the children of the Civil War tell their own stories. Marten's commentary illuminates the vision of the Union war effort presented to children as the nation waged war against itself. Sure to enlighten both scholars and students, Lessons of War is a valuable addition to courses on the Civil War and American social and cultural history.

Collecting Toy Soldiers In The 21st Century

Autore: James Opie
Editore: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1848843739
Grandezza: 23,72 MB
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This serves as an update of the author's successful Collecting Toy Soldiers (Collins, 1987; pbk edition, New Cavendish, 1991). In it James Opie gives the collector the benefit of thirty years' experience as the world's leading authority on traditional toy soldiers (as opposed to model soldiers used in wargaming etc) and a lifetime as a collector himself.

Civil War America

Autore: James Alan Marten
Editore: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823227944
Grandezza: 28,91 MB
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Relates the stories of civilians from every strata of American life, North and South, in a comprehensive portrait of life on the home front during the Civil War, in a volume that reflects the diverse perspectives of women, free and enslaved African Americans, orphans of soldiers, draft rioters, politicians, and war correspondents, among others. Reprint.

White Magic

Autore: Lothar Müller
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745681832
Grandezza: 10,16 MB
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Paper is older than the printing press, and even in its unprinted state it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes and accounting books it was indispensible to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Müller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul Valéry. Müller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting and legal pads. We think we understand the ?Gutenberg era?, but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Müller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world.

American Cornucopia

Autore: Winterthur Library
Editore: Winterthur Museum
ISBN:
Grandezza: 25,29 MB
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This handsome volume presents highlights of the Winterthur Library collection in eighteen different areas related to the material culture of early America. Written by respected staff members in their areas of expertise, chapter essays cover topics such as architecture, ornament, interiors, furniture, ceramics and glass, metals, gardens, art and artists, cookbooks and manuals of domestic economy, the Shakers, advertising, childhood, courtesy and etiquette, pleasure and company, technology, textiles and needlework, and travel. With sixteen color plates and sixty-two black and white illustrations. Includes a list of holdings cited.