Jefferson's Pen

The Art of Persuasion

Author: Arthur L. Rizer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634253901

Category: History

Page: 298

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This focus of this book is to examine Thomas Jefferson the persuasive writer, and to analyze and extract some of the lessons his life and works offer, so that we might be able to improve in our own careers.
Posted in History

Jefferson on Display

Attire, Etiquette, and the Art of Presentation

Author: G. S. Wilson

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 081394130X

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 1534

When we think of Thomas Jefferson, a certain picture comes to mind for some of us, combining his physical appearance with our perception of his character. During Jefferson’s lifetime this image was already taking shape, helped along by his own assiduous cultivation. In Jefferson on Display, G. S. Wilson draws on a broad array of sources to show how Jefferson fashioned his public persona to promote his political agenda. During his long career, his image shifted from cosmopolitan intellectual to man of the people. As president he kept friends and foes guessing: he might appear unpredictably in old, worn, and out-of-date clothing with hair unkempt, yet he could as easily play the polished gentleman in a black suit, as he hosted small dinners in the President’s House that were noted for their French-inspired food and fine European wines. Even in retirement his image continued to evolve, as guests at Monticello reported being met by the Sage clothed in rough fabrics that he proudly claimed were created from his own merino sheep, leading Americans by example to manufacture their own clothing, free of Europe. By paying close attention to Jefferson’s controversial clothing choices and physical appearance--as well as his use of portraiture, architecture, and the polite refinements of dining, grooming, and conversation--Wilson provides invaluable new insight into this perplexing founder.
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The Lively Experiment Continued

Author: Jerald C. Brauer

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865542907

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 2190

Posted in Religion

Thomas Jefferson

a reference biography

Author: Merrill D. Peterson

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 513

View: 8708

Twenty-five essays discuss Jefferson's accomplishments as a statesman, diplomat, scientist, architect, farmer, and politician
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Talk like TED

Die 9 Geheimnisse der weltbesten Redner

Author: Carmine Gallo

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 9662

Präsentationen haben durch den Aufschwung der TED-Talks eine völlig neue Definition erfahren – die Online-Vorträge sind inzwischen zur Königsdisziplin des Vortrags und zum Vorbild für Redner auf der ganzen Welt geworden. Die immer beliebteren TED-Talks revolutionierten die Welt der Vorträge. Der Kommunikationsexperte Carmine Gallo analysierte Hunderte der besten TED-Talks und interviewte die bekanntesten und beliebtesten Redner wie Steve Jobs, Bill Gates und Bono, um die grundlegenden Regeln und Geheimnisse eines erfolgreichen TED-Vortrags herauszufinden. Gallo enthüllt in seinem Buch die Regeln, mit denen nicht nur TED-Talks garantiert zu einem vollen Erfolg werden!
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Minos and the Moderns

Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190450673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 2947

Minos and the Moderns considers three mythological complexes that enjoyed a unique surge of interest in early twentieth-century European art and literature: Europa and the bull, the minotaur and the labyrinth, and Daedalus and Icarus. All three are situated on the island of Crete and are linked by the figure of King Minos. Drawing examples from fiction, poetry, drama, painting, sculpture, opera, and ballet, Minos and the Moderns is the first book of its kind to treat the role of the Cretan myths in the modern imagination. Beginning with the resurgence of Crete in the modern consciousness in 1900 following the excavations of Sir Arthur Evans, Theodore Ziolkowski shows how the tale of Europa-in poetry, drama, and art, but also in cartoons, advertising, and currency-was initially seized upon as a story of sexual awakening, then as a vehicle for social and political satire, and finally as a symbol of European unity. In contast, the minotaur provided artists ranging from Picasso to D?rrenmatt with an image of the artist's sense of alienation, while the labyrinth suggested to many writers the threatening sociopolitical world of the twentieth century. Ziolkowski also considers the roles of such modern figures as Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud; of travelers to Greece and Crete from Isadora Duncan to Henry Miller; and of the theorists and writers, including T. S. Eliot and Thomas Mann, who hailed the use of myth in modern literature. Minos and the Moderns concludes with a summary of the manners in which the economic, aesthetic, psychological, and anthropological revisions enabled precisely these myths to be taken up as a mirror of modern consciousness. The book will appeal to all readers interested in the classical tradition and its continuing relevance and especially to scholars of Classics and modern literatures.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Kleopatra

Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 7820

Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.
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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Lyman Henry Butterfield,Charles T. Cullen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Presidents

Page: 965

View: 3824

"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--From publisher description.
Posted in Presidents

Jefferson's California evidence benchbook

Author: Bernard S. Jefferson,Jon E. Heywood,Christopher R. Aitken,California Judges Association,Continuing Education of the Bar--California

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1146

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8138

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Posted in History

The American Bibliopolist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in American literature

National Geographic

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 9386

Posted in Geography

The Balance Sheet

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: N.A

View: 1365

Posted in Business

Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Julian Parks Boyd,Lyman Henry Butterfield,Charles T. Cullen,John Catanzariti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 965

View: 3688

"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--publisher's description
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Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 3436

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...
Posted in Self-Help

American Flint

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Glassworkers

Page: N.A

View: 6611

Posted in Glassworkers

The Weekly Register

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 9800

Posted in United States

The Nation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 3498

Posted in United States