In Open Letters, the most comprehensive study of Russian picture postcards to date, Alison Rowley uses this medium to explore a variety of aspects of Russian popular culture.
Russian Popular Culture and the Picture Postcard 1880-1922
Author: Alison Rowley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly choosing to wear the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the Veil examines the inconsistent and inadequate reasons given for the veil, and points to the dangers and limitations of this highly questionable cultural practice. Marnia Lazreg, a preeminent authority in Middle East women's studies, combines her own experiences growing up in a Muslim family in Algeria with interviews and the real-life stories of other Muslim women to produce this nuanced argument for doing away with the veil. An incisive mix of the personal and political, supported by meticulous research, Questioning the Veil will compel all readers to reconsider their views of this controversial and sensitive topic. Lazreg stresses that the veil is not included in the five pillars of Islam, asks whether piety sufficiently justifies veiling, explores the adverse psychological effects of the practice on the wearer and those around her, and pays special attention to the negative impact of veiling for young girls. Lazreg's provocative findings indicate that far from being spontaneous, the trend toward wearing the veil has been driven by an organized and growing campaign that includes literature, DVDs, YouTube videos, and courses designed by some Muslim men to teach women about their presumed rights under the veil. An incisive mix of the personal and political, supported by meticulous research, Questioning the Veil will compel all readers to reconsider their views of this controversial and sensitive topic.
Open Letters to Muslim Women
Author: Marnia Lazreg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
Author Case Wagenvoord's alter ego Belacqua Jones-a Karl Rove on meth-peppers the president with daily suggestions for policy initiatives designed to carry America to new heights of greatness. Looking at a world through a mind distorted by too many controlled substances, Jones shines his twisted light on the dark corners of America. With its original political satire, Open Letters to George W. Bush gives the reader a distorted view of political reality as Jones urges the president to: Save Social Security by making smoking mandatory for America's schoolchildren Remember that the bedrock of empire is constipation Petition the Vatican to canonize Judas Iscariot Perfect the protocol of mendacity Recreate the English language Allow death to find its natural ebb and flow without medical intervention From Christianity to colons and everything in between, Jones provides a dark yet humorous series of letters that will entertain those both for and against W.
Letters to W from His Ardent Admirer Belacqua Jones
Author: Case Wagenvoord
Theosophy is the philosophy of the rational explanation of things, not hollow tenets. It is the Beacon-light of Hope guiding humanity on its true path. Its mission is to unite men of all nations in brotherly love and noblest acts of charity, beyond kith and kin, to all that lives and feels, and needs help and kindness. Theosophy seeks to develop the human nature in man in addition to the animal, and at the sacrifice of the superfluous animality which modern life and materialistic teachings have developed to a degree which is abnormal for the human being at this stage of his progress. Theosophists are of necessity the friends of all movements in the world, whether intellectual or simply practical, for the amelioration of the conditions of mankind. Their function is to open men’s hearts and understandings to charity, justice, and generosity — attributes which belong specifically to the human kingdom and are natural to man when he has developed the qualities of a human being worthy of the name. Theosophy teaches the animal-man to be a human-man; and when people have learnt to think and feel as truly human beings should feel and think, they will act humanely, and works of charity, justice, and generosity will be done spontaneously by all. On the day when Theosophy will have accomplished its most holy and most important mission — namely, to unite firmly a body of men of all nations in brotherly love and bent on a pure altruistic work, not on a labour with selfish motives — on that day only will Theosophy become higher than any nominal brotherhood of man.
Woe to those who try to convert a noble philosophy into a den for immorality, greediness for selfish power, and money-making under the cloak of Theosophy.
Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Publisher: Philaletheians UK
Excerpt from Open Letters to Lord Curzon on Famines and Land Assessments in India Bengal, admitted that in the Central Provinces the assessment might have been too severe.1 In India, also, during the discussion of the annual Budget in the Viceroy's Council, all the Indian members of the Council pleaded in favour of moderate assessments, long leases, and irrigation works,2 and Lord Curzon promised to bestow his careful consideration to the subject. And during the discussion of the Provincial Budget of the north-west Provinces and Oudh, Sir Antony Macdonnell, the lieutenant-governor of those Provinces, was good enough to refer to my statements, and pointed out that in Northern India the policy of the Government during the present century has been to gradually moderate the land revenue demand. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Romesh Chunder Dutt
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Author: August Strindberg
This book is the voice of prison inmates. I have offered to give them a voice to say to the world what they feel is needed to be said. It is simply open letters from inmates.
Author: Mary Cook
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This book is an attempt to fill in the education of young Albert Gore, which seems to have been overlooked by the Massachusetts Institute of Agriculture. It deemed him ready for the civilization of today, but with many holes left in the pursuits in which he ought to have engaged himself. He accepted what they offered, in total, to his detriment, but that may be a successful mode in the Institute. One suspects that is the case. One also suspects that if Albert's daddy had allowed him to pursue his education through the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, he might not have needed these letters. We will help him wherever we can.
Open Letters to Al Gore
Author: Harry Herder, Jr.
Category: Political Science
"Life is quickly slipping from my earthly body. I’m not strong enough to even sit at my computer; I’m using a pencil, eraser, and tablet. There may not be time for revision or proofreading, yet my mind is clear and fertile with stories which need telling, perhaps only for my sake. On the other hand, perhaps there are a few out there who would find comfort in the knowledge that a living God will take an active role in one’s life, that the American Dream is within the grasp of all of us—even a mailman’s son! Someone might even find amusement at exploring the patchwork of human frailties and emotions which constitute a medical doctor—perhaps much like their own. My format is one of a series of open letters to those who have meant the most to me during my forty-six-year journey along the road of life. Few of these dear people need a letter to know how I feel about them—and that’s as it should be. Perhaps I should admit the obvious—these are really letters to me, about them. It is for my benefit that these memory boxes are reopened. I am comforting myself with old gifts from fellow travelers."
Open letters to those most important to me ... as my beeper beckons me for the final call.
Author: Ronald D. Roberts, MD
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Open Letter" takes you through self-discovery, self-acceptance and learning to submit to love without losing yourself in the process. It is a poetry book that is meant to encourage and inspire. It is a collection of "love letters" that will take you through a roller coaster of emotions. At one moment you may laugh, the next you may be grabbing for a tissue. "Open Letter" is book that all can relate to because essentially, it's about love.
Author: Tiffany Forrester
Category: Canadian literature
A Letter to My Little Brown Brother
Author: Reynaldo Budhi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Designed as the comprehensive guide to cover letter preparation, the 272-page book shows examples of exciting and door-opening cover letters. The main section of the book shows cover letters by field and industry. For example, job hunters in the accounting field will find examples of cover letters used to blow doors open in the accounting, banking, and financial community. From aviation, to computer operations, to management, to sales, to transportation, cover letters tailored to specific fields are illustrated which can be used as "models" or "templates" for those involved in a job hunt. But what if a job hunter is changing careers or doesn't need a cover letter targeting a specific field or functional area? There's a section showing examples of all-purpose cover letters, career-change cover letters, cover letters for entrepreneurs, and cover letters for those seeking their first job. For those seeking advice on how to respond to ads, how to handle questions about salary requirements, how to request consideration for multiple job openings in the organization, and how to write letters for special situations, there's a section entitled "Sixteen Commonly Asked Questions About Cover Letters (and Job Hunting)."
Author: Anne McKinney
Publisher: PREP Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Alejandro Lichauco,Fidel V. Ramos,Citizen Committee on the National Crisis (Philippines)
Author: Romesh Chunder Dutt
Open Letters To Mitch Hughes
Author: Eric Burton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Alfa Mail is about Alfa Romeos. What made them great – and what will probably make them extinct. It’s also about other cars too – great, good, bad and appalling – plus planes, bikes, places, people, prejudice ... and tractors. Motor vehicles are the greatest practical enablers of the 20th Century (even IT can’t physically take us to Hollywood, or hospital), and stir our emotions like few other artefacts. Artefacts and their creators make history. Thus, this book is also about great endeavours and sad whimpers. About inspired artists, dedicated engineers, reckless drivers, and intellectually barren marketing people. Fortunately, for sanity’s sake, this book is also quite happy to take the piss. And Alfa enthusiasts are used to jokes. Combines scholarship with unbridled prejudice. Occasionally makes Clarkson seem strangely reasonable. - A.H. Davis
Open letters from a part-time petrol head
Author: Justin Allison
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd