Author: Jean Goodman
Author: Professor of History Angus McLaren,Angus McLaren
Publisher: Harvard University Press
View: 9787Charts the rise and fall of sexual taboos from the Victorian era to the first half of the twentieth century, noting how the labeling and outlawing of various sexual acts resulted in a rise in extortion, sensationalized court cases, and muckraking. (Social Science)
Author: Julie Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 2084In the fourth volume of her pioneering history, Julie Coleman considers the trends of lexicographers in a period dominated by the Second World War, the Cold War, various civil rights movements, and numerous youth trends.
Author: Brian Short
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
View: 8171This book will appeal not only to historians and geographers, but to many who maintain a deep interest in the British countryside and its past, and to those who continue to share a fascination for the Second World War, in particular the 'home front'. It will also demonstrate to all who are anxious about food security in the modern age how this question was dealt with 70 years ago.
Author: Dame Beryl Grey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5442The autobiography of Dame Beryl Grey, now in paperback. Dame Beryl's life is defined by her love of dance. Both as a ballerina and an Artistic Director she helped make British ballet the powerhouse it is today. Knowing and working with virtually everyone in ballet, she reveals fascinating insights into the people, characters and institutions that made up world dance in the 20th century. Grey began her dancing career with the Sadler's Wells Ballet in 1943 at the unprecedented early age of 14. Her natural virtuosity saw her quickly promoted, dancing her first Giselle at 17, and Princess Aurora at 19. Dame Beryl was the first English ballerina to dance at the Bolshoi and the Kirov, as well as the Peking Ballet. Asked to become Artistic Director of what is now English National Ballet, her love of dance allowed her to navigate the tricky passage from ballerina to leader of a dance company. Over ten years she transformed that Company with new dancers, new ballets, a new home and new audiences. Based on her letters and diaries, For the Love of Dance is an extraordinary tale of an extraordinary woman and a life given to her first love - dance.
Author: Wolfgang M. Freitag
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
View: 2086Expanded to twice as many entries as the 1985 edition, and updated with new publications, new editions of previous entries, titles missed the first time around, more of the artists' own writings, and monographs that deal with significant aspects or portions of an artist's work though not all of it. The listing is alphabetical by artist, and the index by author. The works cited include analytical and critical, biographical, and enumerative; their formats range from books and catalogues raisonnes to exhibition and auction sale catalogues. A selection of biographical dictionaries containing information on artists is arranged by country. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Vicky Edwards
Publisher: Mereo Books
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
View: 1051His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom (his full title is 136 words long) is the oldest-ever male member of the British Royal Family, as well as by far the longest-serving and oldest spouse of a reigning British monarch. After 66 years of marriage to the Queen (who calls him her ‘constant strength and guide’), he is so revered around the world that one community in the South Seas worships him as a god. Although his direct, no-nonsense approach to life has put many noses out of joint and frequently made headlines, his witticisms and occasional gaffes have helped to endear him to the British people almost as much as the Queen. Learn all about the public and private Prince Philip in this fascinating book
Author: Sonya O. Rose
Publisher: OUP Oxford
View: 1716Which People's War? examines how national belonging, or British national identity, was envisaged in the public culture of the World War II home front. Using materials from newspapers, magazines, films, novels, diaries, letters, and all sorts of public documents, it explores such questions as: who was included as 'British' and what did it mean to be British? How did the British describe themselves as a singular people, and what were the consequences of those depictions? It also examines the several meanings of citizenship elaborated in various discussions concerning the British nation at war. This investigation of the powerful constructions of national identity and understandings of citizenship circulating in Britain during the Second World War exposes their multiple and contradictory consequences at the time. It reveals the fragility of any singular conception of 'Britishness' even during a war that involved the total mobilization of the country's citizenry and cost 400,000 British civilian lives.
Author: Alexander Maitland
View: 3113The author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorized biography--written with Thesiger’s support before he died in 2003 and with unique access to the rich Thesiger archive--Alexander Maitland investigates this fascinating figure’s family influences, his wartime experiences, his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist, his writing and photography, his friendships with Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived, and his now-acknowledged homosexuality.
Author: James Russell
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
View: 7549This is the definitive account of the life and work of Edward Seago (1910-1974), the highly popular, versatile and talented British painter whose work was inspired by John Sell Cotman, John Constable and Alfred Munnings.Over two hundred colour reproductions are complemented by an engaging text which highlights important periods, episodes and acquaintances from Seago's life and career. Full of anecdotes, sketches and quotations from the artist's books and correspondence, the author provides a vivid impression of Seago's character which helps inform discussion of the outstanding imagery which he created. Including important examples of works from all stages of Seago's career, this book reproduces beautiful landscapes, vibrant circus images, dramatic seascapes and paintings inspired by the artist's travels aboard.