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Tonio, Son of the Sierras

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"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films

An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317718968
Author: Denise Lowe
Publisher: Routledge
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Examine women’s contributions to film—in front of the camera and behind it! An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 is an A-to-Z reference guide (illustrated with over 150 hard-to-find photographs!) that dispels the myth that men dominated the film industry during its formative years. Denise Lowe, author of Women and American Television: An Encyclopedia, presents a rich collection that profiles many of the women who were crucial to the development of cinema as an industry—and as an art form. Whether working behind the scenes as producers or publicists, behind the cameras as writers, directors, or editors, or in front of the lens as flappers, vamps, or serial queens, hundreds of women made profound and lasting contributions to the evolution of the motion picture production. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 gives you immediate access to the histories of many of the women who pioneered the early days of cinema—on screen and off. The book chronicles the well-known figures of the era, such as Alice Guy, Mary Pickford, and Francis Marion but gives equal billing to those who worked in anonymity as the industry moved from the silent era into the age of sound. Their individual stories of professional success and failure, artistic struggle and strife, and personal triumph and tragedy fill in the plot points missing from the complete saga of Hollywood’s beginnings. Pioneers of the motion picture business found in An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films include: Dorothy Arnzer, the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America and the only female director to make a successful transition from silent films to sound Jane Murfin, playwright and screenwriter who became supervisor of motion pictures at RKO Studios Gene Gauntier, the actress and scenarist whose adaptation of Ben Hur for the Kalem Film Company led to a landmark copyright infringement case Theda Bara, whose on-screen popularity virtually built Fox Studios before typecasting and overexposure destroyed her career Madame Sul-Te-Wan, née Nellie Conley, the first African-American actor or actress to sign a film contract and be a featured performer Dorothy Davenport, who parlayed the publicity surrounding her actor-husband’s drug-related death into a career as a producer of social reform melodramas Lois Weber, a street-corner evangelist who became one of the best-known and highest-paid directors in Hollywood Lina Basquette, the “Screen Tragedy Girl” who married and divorced studio mogul Sam Warner, led The Hollywood Aristocrats Orchestra, claimed to have been a spy for the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II, and became a renowned dog expert in her later years and many more! An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930 also includes comprehensive appendices of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, the silent stars remembered in the Graumann Chinese Theater Forecourt of the Stars and those immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Stars. The book is invaluable as a resource for researchers, librarians, academics working in film, popular culture, and women’s history, and to anyone interested either professionally or casually in the early days of Hollywood and the motion picture industry.

Mocking Eugenics

Mocking Eugenics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000416240
Author: Ewa Barbara Luczak
Publisher: Routledge
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Mocking Eugenics explores the opposition to eugenic discourse mounted by twentieth-century American artists seeking to challenge and destabilize what they viewed as a dangerous body of thought. Focusing on their wielding of humor to attack the contemporaneous science of heredity and the totalitarian impulse informing it, this book confronts the conflict between eugenic theories presented as grounded in scientific and metaphysical truth and the satirical treatment of eugenics as not only absurdly illogical but also antithetical to democratic ideals and inimical to humanistic values. Through analyses of the films of Charlie Chaplin and the fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Anita Loos, and Wallace Thurman, Mocking Eugenics examines their use of laughter to dismantle the rhetoric of perfectionism, white supremacy, and nativism that shaped mainstream expressions of American patriotism and normative white masculinity. As such, it will appeal to scholars of cultural studies, literature, cinema, sociology, humor, and American studies.

Al Sieber

Al Sieber [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0806188669
Author: Dan L. Thrapp
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
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Al Sieber by Dan L. Thrapp Book Resume:

General George Crook planned and organized the principal Apache campaign in Arizona, and General Nelson Miles took credit for its successful conclusion on the 1800s, but the men who really won it were rugged frontiersmen such as Al Sieber, the renowned Chief of Scouts. Crook relied on Sieber to lead Apache scouts against renegade Apaches, who were adept at hiding and raiding from within their native terrain. In this carefully researched biography, Dan L. Thrapp gives extensive evidence for Sieber’s expertise, noting that the expeditions he accompanied were highly successful whereas those from which he was absent met with few triumphs. Perhaps the greatest tribute to his abilities was paid by a San Carlos Apache who, no matter how miserable life might become, because, he said, Sieber would find him even if he left no tracks.

A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses

A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476609055
Author: George A. Katchmer
Publisher: McFarland
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A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses by George A. Katchmer Book Resume:

Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were an established genre. The men and women who brought to life cowboys, cowgirls, villains, sidekicks, distressed damsels and outraged townspeople often continued with their film careers, finding success and fame well into the sound era--always knowing that it was in silent Westerns that their careers began. More than a thousand of these once-silent Western players are featured in this fully indexed encyclopedic work. Each entry includes a detailed biography, covering both personal and professional milestones and a complete Western filmography. A foreword is supplied by Diana Serra Cary (formerly the child star "Baby Peggy"), who performed with many of the actors herein.

Mexicans in the Making of America

Mexicans in the Making of America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674744837
Author: Neil Foley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Mexicans in the Making of America by Neil Foley Book Resume:

America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation. The Mexican American historian Neil Foley offers a sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America, from a colonial outpost on Mexico’s northern frontier to a twenty-first-century people integral to the nation they have helped build.

The Little War Of Private Post: An Artist-Soldier’s Memoir Of The Spanish-American War

The Little War Of Private Post: An Artist-Soldier’s Memoir Of The Spanish-American War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786256630
Author: Charles Johnson Post
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The Little War Of Private Post: An Artist-Soldier’s Memoir Of The Spanish-American War by Charles Johnson Post Book Resume:

THE LITTLE WAR OF PRIVATE POST is a stirring, funny, brave, sympathetic piece of Americana—the memoir of a foot soldier in the Spanish-American War who happened also to be a first-rate artist, carrying a sketchbook along with his gun. It is a GI’s view of the invasion of Cuba in June 1898, from the moment that Charles Johnson Post passed the jumping test, the coughing test and the eyesight test and became a soldier to the day he returned to New York, gaunt and fever-ridden—the first man back from San Juan Hill. In April, Private Post was among the raw recruits assembled at Camp Black on Hempstead Plains, Long Island. He is eloquent about the soldier’s diet of coffee, hardtack, and sowbelly, “rancid and translucent in decay”; about the practice drills in close order formation, “much as in the days of Waterloo or Gettysburg”; about his fellow soldiers, their clothing, daily life, and esprit de corps. Post has such a good-humored, straight view of his own and others’ experiences that throughout the book all that is dismal, painful, malarial, hot, deathly and serious becomes touching, brave and ludicrous—though never losing dignity. The writer’s pen and the artist’s brush re-create for us the invasion of Cuba, one of the most brilliant campaigns of our entire military history—despite fantastic blunders before, during and after it. Rubber ponchos peeled; woolen uniforms were ridiculous in the Cuban heat; horses were so scarce that the Rough Riders had nothing to ride; and after Santiago had capitulated, General Shafter waited and waited while his troops died of disease, far removed from medical care. THE LITTLE WAR OF PRIVATE POST is the chronicle of individual men on a wide canvas. Many of them died, and death gives to the little routines of their lives an epic significance. This was an “old-fashioned” war, but in it we find much that is illuminating today—particularly so because it is on a small, personal scale.

Letters from the Battlefields of Paraguay

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Author: Richard Francis Burton
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"Letters from the Battlefields of Paraguay" by Richard Francis Burton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307567230
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
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“Marvelous . . . [Vonnegut] wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.”—The New York Times In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. “Free-wheeling, wild and great . . . uniquely Vonnegut.”—Publishers Weekly

Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative

Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780300144963
Author: Rolena Adorno
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative by Rolena Adorno Book Resume:

In this book on early Latin American narrative, Rolena Adorno argues that the core of the Spanish American literary tradition consists of the writings in which the rights to Spanish dominion in the Americas and the treatment of its natives were debated. She places the works of canonical Spanish and Amerindian writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries within this larger polemic and shows how their works sought credibility within the narrative system itself, rather than in the irretrievable historical events that lay outside it. The triumph of the narrative mode over historical content is further revealed in Adorno's demonstration of how these authors and their historical protagonists have been polemically reinvented up to the present day. Adorno traces the elaboration and persistence of colonial-era debates cast in narrative form to arrive at a new understanding of the role the "polemics of possession" plays in the history of Latin American literature and thought.

Gods of the Upper Air

Gods of the Upper Air [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385542208
Author: Charles King
Publisher: Anchor
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Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King Book Resume:

2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award From an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it—a sweeping chronicle of discovery and the fascinating origin story of our multicultural world. A century ago, everyone knew that people were fated by their race, sex, and nationality to be more or less intelligent, nurturing, or warlike. But Columbia University professor Franz Boas looked at the data and decided everyone was wrong. Racial categories, he insisted, were biological fictions. Cultures did not come in neat packages labeled "primitive" or "advanced." What counted as a family, a good meal, or even common sense was a product of history and circumstance, not of nature. In Gods of the Upper Air, a masterful narrative history of radical ideas and passionate lives, Charles King shows how these intuitions led to a fundamental reimagining of human diversity. Boas's students were some of the century's most colorful figures and unsung visionaries: Margaret Mead, the outspoken field researcher whose Coming of Age in Samoa is among the most widely read works of social science of all time; Ruth Benedict, the great love of Mead's life, whose research shaped post-Second World War Japan; Ella Deloria, the Dakota Sioux activist who preserved the traditions of Native Americans on the Great Plains; and Zora Neale Hurston, whose studies under Boas fed directly into her now classic novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Together, they mapped civilizations from the American South to the South Pacific and from Caribbean islands to Manhattan's city streets, and unearthed an essential fact buried by centuries of prejudice: that humanity is an undivided whole. Their revolutionary findings would go on to inspire the fluid conceptions of identity we know today. Rich in drama, conflict, friendship, and love, Gods of the Upper Air is a brilliant and groundbreaking history of American progress and the opening of the modern mind.

Anthropology of Los Angeles

Anthropology of Los Angeles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498528546
Author: Jenny Banh,Melissa King
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Anthropology of Los Angeles by Jenny Banh,Melissa King Book Resume:

The Anthropology of Los Angeles: Place and Agency in an Urban Setting questions the production and representations of both the real and imagined L.A. by documenting hidden histories that portray a collision of elements, including race, class, gender, identity, food, and space.

An Apache Princess

An Apache Princess [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 177545519X
Author: Charles King
Publisher: The Floating Press
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An Apache Princess by Charles King Book Resume:

U.S. soldier Charles King first saw the battlefield during the American Indian Wars and, by 1898, had worked his way up to the rank of Brigadier General. After retirement, the battle-scarred veteran turned his attention to literature, penning dozens of action-packed novels, stories, and screenplays. An Apache Princess recounts the tale of a grizzled lieutenant whose daring exploits on the battlefield are bested only by his romantic entanglements with a handful of markedly different women.