Ghosts On The Roof

Author: Whittaker Chambers
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412824590
Size: 30.71 MB
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Whittaker Chambers is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history a former Communist spy who left the party, testified against Alger Hiss before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and wrote a classic autobiography, "Witness." Dismissed by some as a crank, reviled by others as a traitor, Chambers still looms as a Dostoevskian figure over three decades after his death in 1961. A man of profound pessimism, rare vision, and remarkable literary talents, his continuing importance was attested to when Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded him the Medal of Freedom in 1984. "Ghosts on the Roof," originally published in 1989, brings together more than fifty short stories, essays, articles, and reviews that originally appeared in "Time, Life, National Review, Commonweal, The American Mercury," and the New Masses. Included are essays on Karl Marx, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, George Santayana, Dame Rebecca West, Ayn Rand, and Greta Garbo. These show Chambers at his best, as a peerless historian of ideas.

Ghosts

Author: Ruth S. Freed
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295973036
Size: 54.82 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Television Shows

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476630941
Size: 12.23 MB
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 This is a supplement to the author’s Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925–2010. It covers 1,612 series broadcast between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. Major networks—ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC—are covered along with many cable channels, such as AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History Channel. Alphabetical entries provide storylines, casts, networks and running dates. A performer index is included.

Webster S New Explorer Encyclopedic Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 77.81 MB
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A comprehensive list of 330,000 words in the English language and their definitions also includes separate sections listing biographical, Biblical, mythological, and geographical names; a handbook fo style; synonyms and antonyms; and a pronunciation guide

Visions Of An Unseen World

Author: Sasha Handley
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Limited
ISBN: 9781851968886
Size: 73.84 MB
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This book describes the haunting of eighteenth-century England. It is the first in-depth study of the production, circulation and consumption of English ghost stories during the Age of Reason. This period saw the establishment of the ghost story as a literary genre. Handley combines close textual analysis with a broad conception of historical change. She examines a variety of mediums: ballads and chapbooks, newspapers, sermons, medical treatises and scientific journals, novels and plays. She relates the telling of ghost stories to wider changes associated with the Enlightenment, arguing that they played a key role in battles against atheism, republicanism, material excess and secularisation.