Comiskey Park S Last World Series

Author: Charles N. Billington
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476676852
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 Charter members of the American League and the country’s last “neighborhood” pro baseball franchise, the White Sox are one of the few teams of the power hitting–focused modern era to win a pennant with speed, pitching and defense. Covering the 1959 White Sox from a range of perspectives, the author examines the club’s historical importance to Chicago and the significance of the ’59 “South Side Series”—the first in 40 years. Many behind-the-scenes details are discussed, from the refined media markets of Golden Age baseball to the team’s ancillary sources of revenue to the bitter legal feud between Charles Comiskey and Bill Veeck.

Austria In Literature

Author: Donald G. Daviau
Publisher: Ariadne Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781572410657
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National Image, which to a country is what character is for a person, ranks as an extremely important concern for every nation and for the people living in it. Nowhere is this more true than in Austria which depends heavily on tourism and which welcomes foreign investment. Indeed, image for Austria becomes doubly important, for throughout its history the country has always stood in the shadow of Germany in the view of the outside world, where even the greatest Austrian accomplishments in all of the arts have generally been subsumed under the rubric of German literature, art, and music. In this context the aim of the essays contained here is to establish what the image of Austria has been historically and what it is today. The contributions examine the view of Austria projected in the writings of American, Austrian and German authors, ranging from the late nineteenth century to the present. While recognising the many appealing qualities -- the natural beauty and the former grandeur of the Monarchy -- the writers at home and abroad have at the same time candidly and unsparingly criticised political and social problems. All together the analyses result in a multifaceted portrayal of the changing perception of Austria both externally and internally.

Ritual Of Battle The

Author: Alf Hiltebeitel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143840672X
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This book is a study of India's great epic, the Mahabharata, against the background of Indo-European myth, epic, and ritual. It builds upon the pioneering studies in these areas by Georges Dumezil and Stig Wikander to work toward the goal of understanding how this epic's Indo-European heritage is interpreted and reshaped within the setting of bhakti or devotional Hinduism. The book begins with a comparative typology of traditional classical epics, arguing that epic is a distinctive mythical genre, and that the Mahabharata in particular should be studied as part of an Indo-European epic and (and not just mythical) continuum. The reshaping of Indo-European themes is then examined in relation to the Mahabharata's central mystery: the figure of Krishna, hero and ally of the Panbrothers in their struggles against their cousins, the Kauravas, and incarnation of Vis. The study argues that Krishna figures in the epic at the center of a coherent theological ensemble that builds upon continuities in Indo-European, Vedic, and particularly Brahmanic sacrificial idioms. Ultimately, Krishna guides the forces of dharma or righteousness through a great "sacrifice of battle" whose eschatological background recalls Indo-European and Vedic themes, while projecting them into the Hindu bhakti cosmology of universal dissolutions, recreations, and divine grace. The study vigorously opposes attempts to "explain" Krishna by arbitrary theories of the Mahabharata's growth through interpolations.

The Rapture One World Government And The Great Tribulation

Author: Luis Muñoz
Publisher: Palibrio
ISBN: 1463363419
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This book explains in great detail and exceptional clarity the issues related to the rapture of the Church, the government of the Antichrist, the “great tribulation” and all the apocalyptic judgments which God will pour out upon the wicked world. The rapture of the Church will bring about the global collapse of the economic, political and religious institutions of the world. At that moment of monumental crisis, humanity will quickly look for a leader willing to put the world back together, offer them peace and security. The world will host a false prince of peace called the Antichrist. He will elate the masses by telling them what they want to hear. However, he will push humanity to the deepest levels of degradation, vice, immorality, crime, war, violence, and rebellion against God. He will corrupt the social and moral order and as a result, billions of people will die. He will plunge the world into spiritual darkness and lead humanity astray. The Antichrist’s empire “shall devour the whole earth trample it and break it in pieces” (Daniel 7:23 NKJV). This will be a period characterized by widespread wars which will bring death to billions of people: “For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be” (Mark 13:19 NKJV). During this period, 25 and 33 per cent of the world population will die in two major wars. If these conflicts were to happen in our time, 3.56 billion people would die. However, before the Antichrist begins, God will take out of this world, all those who believe in Christ. Seven years later, the Lord Jesus will return to “destroy those who destroy the earth” (Rev. 11:18b) and establish His everlasting kingdom on Earth. Then, “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together. The lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain”, says the LORD” (Isaiah 65:25 NKJV).

Star Trek Corps Of Engineers Foundations 3

Author: Dayton Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743456742
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STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS Concluding the all-new trilogy that tells the origin of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers! The U.S.S. da Vinci's cultural specialist, Carol Abramowitz, has always had trouble with first-contact missions, so when she expresses her concerns about dealing with the alien race the da Vinci has rescued, Captain Montgomery Scott tells her a story from the S.C.E.'s past.... A century before the heyday of the da Vinci, an engineering accident on an experimental Kelvan ship sent Scotty and an S.C.E. team led by his old friend Commander Mahmud al-Khaled into uncharted space. When a group of hostile aliens demands that they leave or face the consequences, the S.C.E. must work against the clock to repair the ship or face destruction!

The Reader S Adviser

Author: Marion Sader
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9780835233200
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Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine

Developmental Tasks

Author: Jan J.F. ter Laak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401581088
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Behavioral and cognitive development is considered here as an ordered change in an individual throughout his or her lifespan, and not as sets of individual differences between persons, nor as stage-like progressions. The concept of developmental task is introduced, stressing contexts within which individuals meet, eliciting transitions in their behavior and, by implication, in the self. The developmental task concept is compatible with the activity theory of Gal'perin, especially the concept of meaningful learning. The authors show how their concept may be applied to age-related crises, the acquisition of a moral status, the achievement of educational independence, the assessment of readiness for school, acquisition of peer status, acquisition of concepts of morality, and the task of ageing. For professional psychologists and educationalists, and advanced research students in the same subjects.