Facing The Glass Booth

Autore: Haim Gouri
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330876
Grandezza: 36,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2920

Published in English for the first time, Facing the Glass Booth is a detailed account of Adolf Eichmann's trial by the poet and journalist Haim Gouri, who was assigned to cover the event by the Israeli daily newspaper Lamerhav. Packed with tension, Gouri's riveting descriptions of the testimony reveal a marked shift in attitudes toward Holocaust survivors in Israeli society. His account is both a historical document and a chronicle of an extraordinary poet's encounter with one of the most terrible events of our times.

An Archive Of The Catastrophe

Autore: Jennifer Cazenave
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438474768
Grandezza: 47,12 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5421

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary. Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 magnum opus, Shoah, is a canonical documentary on the Holocaust—and in film history. Over the course of twelve years, Lanzmann gathered 230 hours of location filming and interviews with survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators, which he condensed into a 9½-hour film. The unused footage was scattered and inaccessible for years before it was restored and digitized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In An Archive of the Catastrophe, Jennifer Cazenave presents the first comprehensive study of this collection. She argues that the outtakes pose a major challenge to the representational and theoretical paradigms produced by the documentary, while offering new meanings of Shoah and of Holocaust testimony writ large. They lend fresh insight into issues raised by the film, including questions of resistance, rescue, refugees, and, above all, gender—Lanzmann’s twenty hours of interviews with women make up a mere ten minutes of the finished documentary. As a rare instance of outtakes preserved during the predigital era of cinema, this unused footage challenges us to establish a new critical framework for understanding how documentaries are constructed and reshapes the way we view this key Holocaust film. “Cazenave’s immense work of scholarship and reflection offers an intimate and exacting account of the way Lanzmann’s approach to the project shifted and changed over the years of its creation. Never before has there been a more insightful study of the evolution of his thinking. I believe that any scholar who has worked on this film will agree.” — Stuart Liebman, editor of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah: Key Essays “This monumental book will profoundly change our understanding of Shoah and Lanzmann’s highly influential shaping of the Holocaust narrative. Cazenave reveals that the significance of Shoah is not only found in what is in it, but, perhaps more importantly, what was omitted from it.” — Aaron Kerner, author of Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

The Trial That Never Ends

Autore: Richard J. Golsan
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487501463
Grandezza: 13,80 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8939

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Arendt in Jerusalem: The Eichmann Trial, the Banality of Evil, and the Meaning of Justice Fifty Years On -- 1 Judging the Past: The Eichmann Trial -- 2 Eichmann in Jerusalem: Conscience, Normality, and the "Rule of Narrative" -- 3 Banality, Again -- 4 Eichmann on the Stand: Self-Recognition and the Problem of Truth -- 5 Arendt's Conservatism and the Eichmann Judgment -- 6 Eichmann's Victims, Holocaust Historiography, and Victim Testimony -- 7 Truth and Judgment in Arendt's Writing -- 8 Arendt, German Law, and the Crime of Atrocity -- 9 Whose Trial? Adolf Eichmann's or Hannah Arendt's? The Eichmann Controversy Revisited -- Contributors -- Index

The John Varley Reader

Autore: John Varley
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625123
Grandezza: 43,13 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 605

From the moment John Varley burst onto the scene in 1974, his short fiction was like nothing anyone else was writing. His stories won every award the science fiction field had to offer, many times over. His first collection, The Persistence of Vision, published in 1978, was the most important collection of the decade, and changed what fans would come to expect from science fiction. Now, The John Varley Reader gathers his best stories, many out of print for years. This is the volume no Varley fan-or science fiction reader-can do without.

Hebrew Studies

Grandezza: 55,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5295

The Physicist

Autore: Mitchell Frogge
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469708140
Grandezza: 37,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8029

The world is shocked by the Nobel Prize Massacres. The lone survivor is rushed to surgery where time splits into two different dimensions, one where he lives and one where he dies. Brian's Dimension Brian Field is rushed back to the United States under government protection. At Nellis AFB he is held practically as a prisoner while the military forces him to work on weapons technology. After two years he escapes with the help of the FBI and creates Field Corporation. Field Corp used technology developed by Brian to fight terrorism and prepare to fight World War III, which is rapidity overtaking the entire planet. Sandy's DimensionSandy Williams inherits Brian's research and discovers a shocking truth, World War III was coming and no one left alive could stop it. The research also said that no one would survive unless Sandy followed Brian's instructions precisely. The plan leads Sandy to Yale then to an isolated spot in northern Canada where she creates a colony designed to allow humanity to survive. But their survival was questionable, even using Brian's greatest secret.

Incorporating Texts Into Institutional Ethnographies

Autore: Dorothy E. Smith
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442667095
Grandezza: 29,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6834

In Incorporating Texts into Institutional Ethnographies, Dorothy E. Smith and Susan Marie Turner present a selection of essays highlighting perhaps the single most distinctive feature of the sociological approach known as Institutional Ethnography (IE) – the ethnographic investigation of how texts coordinate and organize people’s activities across space and time. The chapters, written by scholars who are relatively new to IE as well as IE veterans, illustrate the wide variety of ways in which IE investigations can be done, as well as the breadth of topics IE has been used to study. Both a collection of examples that can be used in teaching and research project design and an excellent introduction to IE methods and techniques, Incorporating Texts into Institutional Ethnographies is an essential contribution to the subject.

The Last Godfathers

Autore: John Follain
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429935413
Grandezza: 75,63 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 438

The Last Godfathers charts the spectacular rise and the fall of one of the richest and most powerful criminal organizations in history, the Sicilian mafia's Corleone clan. From humble origins in the town of Corleone, they manipulated the Cosa Nostra's code of honor—deceiving and bludgeoning to the summit of the secret brotherhood, purging rivals and launching terrorist campaigns which decimated anti-mafia judges, police and politicians. Journalist John Follian focuses on the three godfathers who headed the clan from the 1950s on. Luciano "The Professor" Leggio, Salvator "The Beast" Riina and Bernardo "The Tractor" Provenzano—who forged a vicious gang bent on the subversion of democracy. Cutting through the romantic aura of Hollywood films, The Last Godfathers portrays the true face of the Corleone mob, delving into the bloody facts behind the myth of the modern mafia.

Index To Jewish Periodicals

Grandezza: 17,12 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9879

The Holocaust Readings And Interpretations

Autore: Joseph Mitchell
Editore: McGraw-Hill College
Grandezza: 51,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1032

The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations raises important questions related to the study of the Holocaust and offers potential answers to these questions through interpretive essays from the field's leading scholars, many with differing opinions and points of view. The book emphasizes the complexity of the subject, while it seeks to provide an understanding of an historical event that for many people still defies comprehension. Although the attempted annihilation of European Jews by Hitler's Third Reich occurred between 1933 and 1945, the roots of antisemitism are at least two millennia old. Each of the book's nine chapters raises relevant questions regarding the Holocaust: its historical context, the factors which made it possible, its victims and perpetrators, responses to it by individuals, groups, and nations, issues of gender, and the philosophical and theological implications. The concluding section of the book explores the latest scholarship in the field through analysis and evaluation of the topics which attract historians today.

Relatively Strange

Autore: Marilyn Messik
Editore: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178306191X
Grandezza: 32,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9697

"I was five when I discovered I could fly, sixteen when I killed a man. Both events were unsettling in their own way." It’s hard to know what’s normal, if you’re not, and it takes Stella a while to realise she’s in the definitely ‘not’ drawer. But we are who we are and we make adjustments to fit in – most of the time – and it’s only when she finds she’s not quite as unique as she thought, that things begin to acquire a whole new dimension. Forced to call on resources she didn’t know she possessed and thrust headlong into the violence of a situation for which nothing could have prepared her, Stella is suddenly face to face with the stark reality of medical experimentation and its horrifying consequences. But in a world of uncertainties, one thing’s beyond doubt – this hero stuff really isn’t her. Normal, or as near as damn it, is what she wants and if that means smothering her instincts and adjusting her expectations well, so be it. At least she’ll then know should she slip off the wagon occasionally, it’ll be through choice, not chance and to suit herself. Isn’t it a fact though that just when you think you’ve got yourself sorted, life turns round and bites you? Relatively Strange introduces a protagonist whose irreverent sense of humour, conviction she always knows best and inability to keep her mouth shut, will strike a chord with like-minded readers everywhere. Marilyn has been inspired by a number of authors, including Stephen King, Susan Hill and John Connolly.

Facing The Lions

Autore: Tom Wicker
Editore: Viking Adult
ISBN: 9780670304486
Grandezza: 28,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8843

Morgan and Anderson came to Washington, D.C. each alone but together in youth and hope and yearning. When word reaches Morgan that Anderson has died, he wonders if he had finally resolved whether to be a live politician or a dead hero.

The Nuremberg Trials International Criminal Law Since 1945

Autore: Lawrence Raful
Editore: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110944847
Grandezza: 55,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7670

60 years after the trials of the main German war criminals, the articles in this book attempt to assess the Nuremberg Trials from a historical and legal point of view, and to illustrate connections, contradictions and consequences. In view of constantly reoccurring reports of mass crimes from all over the world, we have only reached the halfway point in the quest for an effective system of international criminal justice. With the legacy of Nuremberg in mind, this volume is a contribution to the search for answers to questions of how the law can be applied effectively and those committing crimes against humanity be brought to justice for their actions.

Comfort And Joi

Autore: Joseph Dougherty
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 059533590X
Grandezza: 37,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 453

"She was one of the working stiff actors who made American movies a sort of extended family for me. If I don't do this for her, who will?" Memory and movies collide when the narrator of Comfort and Joi, award-winning screenwriter Joseph Dougherty's imaginative blend of fiction and film fact, sets out to document the life and work of bosomy blonde bombshell Joi Lansing, a minor glamour girl who appeared in such "classics" as Hillbillys in a Haunted House and Queen of Outer Space. Alone in a borrowed house on the California coast during a winter weekend, he indulges his fascination with the pin-up who rose from extra girl to work with Orson Welles, only to end her career in grade-z horror pictures. Offbeat movie history from the fringes of Hollywood triggers haunting personal memories as he follows this "beautiful beacon in a Sargasso of bad filmmaking" and finds an unexpected path to his own past. "Dougherty is a humanist who argues that each of us has to look, listen, choose, and commit. His work is as encouraging as it is enlightening." -Douglas Heil, Prime-Time Authorship

Food Styling For Photographers

Autore: Linda Bellingham
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136101659
Grandezza: 79,73 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5501

"You eat with your eyes first, and no one turns a photograph of food into a culinary masterpiece like a food stylist. Food Styling for Photographers is the next best thing to having renowned food stylist Linda Bellingham by your side. Linda has worked with clients Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, McDonald's, Tyson Foods, FritoLay, and many, many more. Professional photographer Jean Ann Bybee has worked with Harry & David, Dominos, Sara Lee, Seven-Up Company, and more. Jean Ann provides a seasoned photographer's point of view with helpful tips throughout. If you are hungry for unique photo assignments and want to expand your portfolio, this guide provides the well-kept secrets of food styling techniques that can make your photos good enough to eat. Each chapter covers step-by-step instructions with mouth-watering photographs illustrating techniques for the creation of hero products that photographers at any level can whip up. Bon Appétit!

Law War And Crime

Autore: Gerry J. Simpson
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745657311
Grandezza: 62,21 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 308

From events at Nuremberg and Tokyo after World War II, to the recent trials of Slobodan Milošević and Saddam Hussein, war crimes trials are an increasingly pervasive feature of the aftermath of conflict. In his new book, Law, War and Crime, Gerry Simpson explores the meaning and effect of such trials, and places them in their broader political and cultural contexts. The book traces the development of the war crimes field from its origins in the outlawing of piracy to its contemporary manifestation in the establishment of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Simpson argues that the field of war crimes is constituted by a number of tensions between, for example, politics and law, local justice and cosmopolitan reckoning, collective guilt and individual responsibility, and between the instinct that war, at worst, is an error and the conviction that war is a crime. Written in the wake of an extraordinary period in the life of the law, the book asks a number of critical questions. What does it mean to talk about war in the language of the criminal law? What are the consequences of seeking to criminalise the conduct of one's enemies? How did this relatively new phenomenon of putting on trial perpetrators of mass atrocity and defeated enemies come into existence? This book seeks to answer these important questions whilst shedding new light on the complex relationship between law, war and crime.

Old Theatres In The Potteries

Autore: William A. Neale
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1446638464
Grandezza: 65,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 374

The Staffordshire Potteries have a long association with theatres. Their first appearance in the area was with the travelling showmen and their mobile stages until the first permanent venue, the Royal Pottery Theatre, was opened in 1852. This book hopes to accurately chronicle the development and demise of theatre buildings in the area, along with some of the concert halls and permanent circus arenas. These include the Theatre Royal in Hanley, the Hippodrome in Stoke and the Empire Theatre in Longton, along with many others. Relevant photographs, maps and illustrations, along with vintage programmes and posters are printed throughout.

The Twentieth Century In Eretz Israel

Autore: Mordechay Naor
Editore: Konemann
Grandezza: 41,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2187

The B S Layer

Autore: Jerry Coston
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595389430
Grandezza: 74,12 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9523

Blake Worthy is a programmer-a good one. He and his long-time friend and business partner, Frankie Jolley, own a thriving software consulting business in Little Rock, Arkansas. They love the challenge of a difficult problem. When the largest bank in Arizona calls Blake in to speed up their ATM network, it seems like any other job. On the flight home though, he realizes that some of the code he reviewed is causing much more serious problems than slow response time. The discovery leads Blake and friends into the heart of a murder investigation. Follow Blake and his band of bright but quirky comrades through this sometimes tragic, sometimes triumphant, but always witty and faithful look into the hearts and minds of programmers. The B. S. Layer perfectly captures the world view of computer geeks-the logical thinking, the creativity, the camaraderie-and marries it with a great who-done-it plot. -Dan Darnell, author of Java and the AS/400

The Blond Box

Autore: Toby Olson
Editore: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9781573661102
Grandezza: 52,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8695

In the aftermath of a sexual performance artist troupe's juggler's murder, a host of eccentric characters including a retired sex-theater artist, a pulp writer, and a doctoral student explores events over two decades in order to solve the mystery and uncover its motivation, which appears to be linked to the victim's knowledge about a treasure box. Original. (Mystery)