The Great Audience

Author: Gilbert Vivian Seldes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258421359


Page: 306

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The Great Crowd

A Love Story About a Large Urban Parish

Author: Michael J. Tan Creti

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499081006

Category: Religion

Page: 572

View: 8500

The Great Crowd is a social history of All Saints Episcopal Church of Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1885, precisely at the moment when Omaha was experiencing a spurt of rapid grown, the parish has continued to succeed as a religious community deeply enmeshed in the life of the city. It was from the beginning a distinctly urban parish and, as change came for the city, underwent its changes, including a major relocation of its facility. It also found itself navigating the changes in national culture and in the character of the larger Episcopal Church. Curiously, very different rectors—eight in all, with different configurations of lay leadership drawn from across the city—responded to these successive waves of change, and yet, they held on the conviction that they had maintained the unique identity of the parish that they had inherited from those who had gone before them. They did so in no small part by telling their story. Drawing from the parish archives, including its vestry minutes, correspondence, and publications the author, himself one of the eight rectors, has taken up a critical retelling the story bring up to 9/11, 2001. These pages contain a strange tapestry of names and faces, from Omaha’s cowboy mayor to its storied lawyers and devout bus drivers who melded themselves in that strange unity called a parish. In the author’s telling, the story becomes a critical tool for understanding how a Christian community works and for providing a basis for a critical assessment of the purpose and meaning of religious community in American life.
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“Voi Altri Pochi”

Ezra Pound and his Audience, 1908–1925

Author: Mark Kyburz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3034877692

Category: Art

Page: 182

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Critical tradition has established a certain way of reading Ezra Pound, one that places the meanings of the words on the page at the centre of interest and neglects poetic communication. The present study contributes to the recent challenge to this critical orthodoxy, which has led to his canonization as a "difficult" poet, by investigating the pragmatic dimension of Pound's work. In its effort to reconstruct the dynamic communicative interface between Pound and his audiences in the early period of his career (1908-1925), this study draws on relevance theory, a recent sharpening in pragmatic theory, not so much to produce a "new" reading of his poetry, but to suggest how Pound became difficult: it is argued that the relative success and failure of his poetry to enhance cognitive and civic renewal depended on the dialectic between his presumptions of audience and the interpretive expectations and skills of his actual historical readers.
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WHAT IS MOB MENTALITY? - 8 Essential Books on Crowd Psychology

Psychology of Revolution, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Instincts of the Herd, The Social Contract, A Moving-Picture of Democracy...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Gustave Le Bon,Charles Mackay,Wilfred Trotter,Everett Dean Martin,Gerald Stanley Lee,William McDougall

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026879872

Category: Social Science

Page: 2503

View: 2953

This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Social Contract (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (Gustave Le Bon) The Psychology of Revolution (Gustave Le Bon) Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Charles Mackay) Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War (Wilfred Trotter) The Behavior of Crowds: A Psychological Study (Everett Dean Martin) Crowds: A Moving-Picture of Democracy (Gerald Stanley Lee) The Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology (William McDougall) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. Gustave Le Bon was a French polymath whose areas of interest included anthropology, psychology, sociology, medicine, invention, and physics. Wilfred Trotter was an English surgeon, a pioneer in neurosurgery. He was also known for his concept of the herd instinct. Everett Dean Martin was an American minister, writer, journalist, instructor, lecturer and social psychologist. Gerald Stanley Lee was an American Congregational clergyman and the author of numerous books and essays. William McDougall was an early 20th century psychologist who spent the first part of his career in the United Kingdom and the latter part in the USA. Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter.
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The Difficulties of Modernism

Author: Leonard Diepeveen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135374481


Page: 336

View: 905

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310873886

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2543

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.
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With the Empress Dowager of China

Author: Katharine Augusta Carl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710302185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 4230

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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With The Empress Dowager Of Chin

Author: Carl,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113614434X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5811

Published in the year 1986, With The Empress Dowager Of Chin is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies.
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The Great Formula

for Creating Maximum Profit with Minimal Effort

Author: Mark Joyner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470038888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4987

Praise for THE GREAT FORMULA "This book reminds me of Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity-a stunningly simple idea that changed the course of history. I've seen The Great Formula create millionaires with surprising speed. It's an exact recipe to turn a marginal business into a successful one." —David Garfinkel, author, Customers on Demand "Mark Joyner has once again succeeded at coming up with an entertaining and educational marketing masterpiece." —Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian, infopreneur and heart surgeon "With all the fancy buzzwords used to describe how to achieve success, here is a commonsense formula that cuts through the chatter and goes straight to the heart of what really works. This is truly a new perspective." —Joseph Sugarman, Chairman, BluBlocker Corporation "Save yourself a couple hundred thousand dollars on that degree. Clear out your bookcase. The MBA curriculum for this generation is The Irresistible Offer and The Great Formula." —Lou D'Alo, PowerUp! Coaching and Consulting
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The Great Southern Circus

The Adventure of a Lifetime

Author: Nick West

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450038603

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 5904

With Civil War closing in, a small horse-drawn circus travels the southeastern United States in a time when there was no electricity, no paved roads, few bridges, and poor directions between towns. Braving bad weather, outlaws, and the clouds of war, this is the true story of one circus family that made that tour. It is a love story of a young girl who was a bareback rider with the circus and the young man who joined the circus just to be near her. It is also the story of a black man who joined the circus to search for his sister who was a slave. It is the story of lifetime friendships that bonded men from the North and South, black and white, in a love for each other that transcended the horror of approaching war. Based on characters who were there and events that actually happened, this book is at once a love story and great adventure. This is the story of a twoand-a-half-year-long, six-thousand-mile adventure and the people who were there. For reader reviews, log on to and search for The Great Southern Circus.
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The Great Parade

Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season

Author: Peter Filichia

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466867124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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It was the Broadway season when Barbra Streisand demanded "Don't Rain on My Parade" and Carol Channing heard the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens say "Hello, Dolly!". From June 1, 1963 through the final day of May 31, 1964, theatergoers were offered 68 different productions: 24 new plays, 15 new comedies, 14 new musicals, 5 revivals of plays, 3 revues, 3 plays in Yiddish, 2 in French, 1 double-bill and even 1 puppet show. Peter Filichia's The Great Parade will look at what a Broadway season looked like a half-century ago analyzing the hits, the flops, the trends, the surprises, the disappointments, the stars and even how the assassination of JFK and the arrival of the Beatles affected Broadway. The Great Parade is a chronicle of a Broadway season unprecedented in the star power onstage: Barbara Streisand, Carol Channing, Claudette Colbert. Colleen Dewhurst, Hal Holbrook, Mary Martin, Christopher Plummer, Robert Preston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Jr., Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead, Alec Guinness, Kirk Douglas, Albert Finney, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Richard Burton, Mary Martin, Beatrice Lillie, Hermione Gingold, Robert Redford and many more. Neil Simon and Stephen Sondheim burst on to the Broadway stage with Barefoot in the Park and Anyone Can Whistle. The '63-'64 season was one of Broadway's greatest and in The Great Parade, Peter Filichia gives us another classic.
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The Great New Zealand Radio Experiment

Author: Karen Neill,Morris William Shanahan

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 9780170124805

Category: Broadcasting policy

Page: 248

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The Great Fairytale Robbery

Author: Eric Scott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783333995

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 90

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Sarah and Julie switch on the television: instead of the movie they expect, they see a crowd of their favourite storybook characters, including Cinderella, Puss-in- Boots, Aladdin, Bo Peep and Hansel and Gretel, calling out for help. So the two girls step into the fantasy world beyond the TV screen and find themselves involved in a battle of wits against the witchlike Studio Head, whose ambition is to destroy all books. Oz, Julie's life-size rag doll, dreams up a plan to save the fairy tale people from fading away... to Studio Head's dismay.
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The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write One--How to Deliver It

Author: Richard Dowis

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814424899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6314

"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."
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The Great Tribulation

An Exposition of Matthew 24, Plus Nine Articles on the Return of Christ and End-Time Events

Author: George Gutchess

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490835202

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Many Bible teachers today are proclaiming that Christ will come at any moment to take the Christians to heaven, leaving the non-Christians behind to endure seven years of great tribulation. Others teach that Christ came spiritually in AD 70, when the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans. Is there any other view? Here is an older interpretation that was commonly held before those which prevail today. The first part of The Great Tribulation is a verse-by-verse commentary on Matthew 24 written in readable, nontechnical style. The second part of the book contains nine articles related to the second coming of Christ and end-time events. The Great Tribulation provides insight on these questions: What does Matthew 24 really teach? Will Christ’s coming be in two stages? Does Daniel teach that there will be a seven-year tribulation? Who is the antichrist, and will he appear in a rebuilt temple? What is the “abomination of desolation”? Was the kingdom of God postponed? Will there be a thousand-year period called the millennium? Will some be taken and others left behind? What is the generation that Christ spoke of that is going to see it all?
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Memorials of the Great War in Britain

The Symbolism and Politics of Remembrance

Author: Alex King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472578031

Category: History

Page: 288

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Taking as its focus memorials of the First World War in Britain, this book brings a fresh approach to the study of public symbols by exploring how different motives for commemorating the dead were reconciled through the processes of local politics to create a widely valued form of collective expression. It examines how the memorials were produced, what was said about them, how support for them was mobilized and behaviour around them regulated. These memorials were the sites of contested, multiple and ambiguous meanings, yet out of them a united public observance was created. The author argues that this was possible because the interpretation of them as symbols was part of a creative process in which new meanings for traditional forms of memorial were established and circulated. The memorials not only symbolized emotional responses to the war, but also ambitions for the post-war era. Contemporaries adopted new ways of thinking about largely traditional forms of memorial to fit the uncertain social and political climate of the inter-war years.This book represents a significant contribution to the study of material culture and memory, as well as to the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
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How to Think about the Great Ideas

From the Great Books of Western Civilization

Author: Mortimer Adler,Mortimer Jerome Adler

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812694120

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 6187

Presents a collection of conversations exploring the key concepts, principles, and ideas of Western philosophy, addressing such topics as democracy, law, good and evil, emotion, language, and truth.
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Music of the Great Depression

Author: William H. Young,Nancy K. Young

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313332302

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 589

Presents a history of music during the time of economic hardship in the 1920s and 1930s, discussing the rise of radio, the influence of Duke Ellington and swing music, the golden age of the Broadway musical, and the popularity of country and western music.
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The Siam Repository

Containing a Summary of Asiatic Intelligence

Author: Samuel John Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Thailand

Page: N.A

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Capturing Your Audience Immediately (and You are Off to a Great Presentation!)

Author: Jerry Weissman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 013708384X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 5977

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition (ISBN: 9780137144174) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. Create “Opening Gambits” that grab your presentation audience from the very first instant! Picture your audience at the start of your presentation. Where are their minds? Chances are, not on you. Maybe they’re thinking about an urgent message, the NASDAQ, their next appointment or overdue report, or the fight they just had with their significant other. If you launch at full speed, you’ll vault ahead of them. Instead, use an Opening Gambit to capture them immediately…
Posted in Business & Economics