Heroic Reputations and Exemplary Lives

Author: Geoffrey Cubitt
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Covering periods ranging from the later Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century, these essays combine to offer a wide-ranging examination of the place of hero-worship and of exemplary biography in modern history and culture. The book seeks to contribute to a growing historical literature on the cults and reputations of heroes and other exemplary figures such as Plato, Isaac Newton, David Livingstone, Captain Scott, Florence Nightingale and Nelson Mandela. The essays explore and illustrate the diverse ways in which the lives and characters of specific individuals have been used as devices for talking about moral and cultural values and political and social identities.

Boundaries in Pleasant Places

Author: John E. Huegel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514485338
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The book is divided in two parts. In the first, the author tells the story of his struggle to determine his home culture. He was born in Mexico on the south side of the Rio Grande but was raised by parents from the north side of the river, the United States. For a time, he felt at home in Mexico, on the south side, then tried to straddle the two cultures, and finally came to the conclusion that his home culture was on the north side, in the United States. The second part of the book tells the story of his spiritual pilgrimage, his call to the Protestant ministry, his struggle to determine the will of God, his place in life, and the specific nature of his ministry.

Sound of the Crowd a Discography of the 80s Fourth Edition

Author: Steve Binnie
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244129657
Format: PDF
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SOUND OF THE CROWD: A DISCOGRAPHY OF THE '80s is the ultimate record collector's guide to the 1980s. In the era of multi-formatting, picture discs, coloured vinyl, multiple remixes, funny shaped records and tiny CDs you could lose down the back of the sofa, this book lists every format of every single, EP and album released in the UK in the 1980s by over 140 of the decade's biggest acts, from ABBA to Paul Young. This fourth edition has been fully revised and expanded to include even more acts than ever before, with additional sections to cover Band Aid-style charity congregations and compilation albums from the early '80s K-Tel efforts through to the Now That's What I Call Music series and its competitors. Compiled by Steve Binnie, editor of the '80s music website Sound of the Crowd and writer, producer and co-host of the unconventional '80s chart show Off The Chart, broadcast weekly on Mad Wasp Radio.

The Rough Guide to Rock

Author: Peter Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843531050
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

The Rough Guide to Rock

Author: Peter Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 1858284570
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap