The A to Z of Iceland

The A to Z of Iceland


  • Author : Gudmundur Halfdanarson
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810872080


The A to Z of Iceland Book Description :

While Iceland is the second largest inhabited island in Europe, with only 313,000 inhabitants in 2007, the Icelanders form one of the smallest independent nations in the world. Around two-thirds of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavík, and its suburbs, while the rest is spread around the inhabitable area of the country. Until fairly recently the Icelandic nation was unusually homogeneous, both in cultural and religious terms; in 1981, around 98 percent of the nation was born in Iceland and 96 percent belonged to the Lutheran state church or other Lutheran religious sects. In 2007, these numbers were down to 89 and 86 percent respectively, reflecting the rapidly growing multicultural nature of Icelandic society. The A to Z of Iceland traces Iceland's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading. This is done through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

Northumbria  The Lost Kingdom

Northumbria The Lost Kingdom


  • Author : Paul Gething
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780752490892


Northumbria The Lost Kingdom Book Description :

Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet it has been all but forgotten. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart of British history. From the impregnable fastness of Bamburgh Castle, the kings of Northumbria ruled a vast area, and held sway as High Kings of Britain. From the tidal island of Lindisfarne, extraordinary saints and learned scholars brought Christianity and civilization to the rest of the country. Now, thanks to the ongoing work of a dedicated team of archaeologists this story is slowly being brought to light. The excavations at Bamburgh Castle have revealed a society of unsuspected sophistication and elegance, capable of creating swords and jewellery unparalleled before or since, and works of art and devotion that still fill the beholder with wonder.

Bombay Hustle

Bombay Hustle


  • Author : Debashree Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231551670


Bombay Hustle Book Description :

From starry-eyed fans with dreams of fame to cotton entrepreneurs turned movie moguls, the Bombay film industry has historically energized a range of practices and practitioners, playing a crucial and compelling role in the life of modern India. Bombay Hustle presents an ambitious history of Indian cinema as a history of material practice, bringing new insights to studies of media, modernity, and the late colonial city. Drawing on original archival research and an innovative transdisciplinary approach, Debashree Mukherjee offers a panoramic portrait of the consolidation of the Bombay film industry during the talkie transition of the 1920s–1940s. In the decades leading up to independence in 1947, Bombay became synonymous with marketplace thrills, industrial strikes, and modernist experimentation. Its burgeoning film industry embodied Bombay’s spirit of “hustle,” gathering together and spewing out the many different energies and emotions that characterized the city. Bombay Hustle examines diverse sites of film production—finance, pre-production paperwork, casting, screenwriting, acting, stunts—to show how speculative excitement jostled against desires for scientific management in an industry premised on the struggle between contingency and control. Mukherjee develops the concept of a “cine-ecology” in order to examine the bodies, technologies, and environments that collectively shaped the production and circulation of cinematic meaning in this time. The book thus brings into view a range of marginalized film workers, their labor and experiences; forgotten film studios, their technical practices and aesthetic visions; and overlooked connections among media practices, geographical particularities, and historical exigencies.

Rewrite

Rewrite


  • Author : Gregory Benford
  • Publisher : Gallery / Saga Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481487702


Rewrite Book Description :

In this thematic sequel to Gregory Benford’s award-winning bestseller Timescape, a history professor finds that he is able travel back to 1968, the year he was sixteen—here, he finds a slew of mentors with the same ability, including Robert Heinlein, Albert Einstein, and Philip K. Dick and becomes a successful Hollywood screenwriter until some wicked time travelers try to subvert him. It’s 2002, and Charlie, in his late forties, is a bit of a sad-sack professor of history going through an unpleasant divorce. While flipping the cassette of an audiobook he gets into a car accident with a truck, and wakes up, fully aware as his adult mind, in his sixteen-year-old body in 1968. Charlie does the thing we all imagine: he takes what he remembers of the future and uses it for himself in his present, the past. He becomes a screenwriter, anticipating the careers of Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg. Charlie realizes that there are others like him, like Albert Einstein, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein. In fact, there is a society of folks who loop through time to change the world for their agenda. Now, Charlie knows he has to do something other than be self-indulgent and he tries to change one of the events of 1968 in this clever thriller.

The Cold War

The Cold War


  • Author : Konrad H. Jarausch
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2017-02-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110496178


The Cold War Book Description :

The traces of the Cold War are still visible in many places all around the world. It is the topic of exhibits and new museums, of memorial days and historic sites, of documentaries and movies, of arts and culture. There are historical and political controversies, both nationally and internationally, about how the history of the Cold War should be told and taught, how it should be represented and remembered. While much has been written about the political history of the Cold War, the analysis of its memory and representation is just beginning. Bringing together a wide range of scholars, this volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective. That innovative approach focuses on master narratives of the Cold War, places of memory, public and private memorialization, popular culture, and schoolbooks. Due to its unique status as a center of Cold War confrontation and competition, Cold War memory in Berlin receives a special emphasis. With the friendly support of the Wilson Center.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review


  • Author : Neil Barron
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2009-11
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780893706098


Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Book Description :

"Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review" was founded in 1979 to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major and minor books being released in the genre at that time. This was the golden era of SF publishing, with a thousand titles (old and new) hitting the stands and the bookshelves each and every year. From the older classics to the newest speculative fiction, this was the period when the best and the brightest shined forth their talents. SF&FBR included reviews by writers in the field, by amateur critics, and by litterateurs and University professors. Over a thousand books were covered during the single year of publication, many of them having been reviewed no where else, before or since. The January 1980 issue includes a comprehensive index of all the works featured during the preceding year. This reprint will be a welcome addition to the literature of science fiction and fantasy criticism. Neil Barron is a retired bibliographer and literary critic, editor of the acclaimed "Anatomy of Wonder" series. Robert Reginald was the publisher for twenty-five years of Borgo Press, and has authored over 110 books of his own."

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Score: 5
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces


  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Bollingen Foundation
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0691119244


The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Description :

Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.

A Love For All Time
Score: 5
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A Love For All Time


  • Author : Bertrice Small
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101549629


A Love For All Time Book Description :

In this sweeping historical epic featuring Skye O'Malley's brother, Conn, Bertrice Small-the "reigning queen of romance" (Literary Times)-chronicles the lives of two lovers separated by the royal deceptions of 16th century Europe...

The Path Keeper
Score: 3.5
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The Path Keeper


  • Author : N.J. Simmonds
  • Publisher : BHC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781947727823


The Path Keeper Book Description :

What if all our lives were mapped out before birth? Does anyone have the power to change our destiny? Ella hates London. She misses her old life in Spain and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets Zac. He’s always loved her but isn’t meant to be part of her story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense. A world full of danger, lies and magic. The Path Keeper is a passionate tale of first loves, second chances and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate?