Fifteen short, accessible essays exploring the most important topics and themes in John Milton's masterpiece, Paradise Lost. The essays invite readers to begin their own independent exploration of the poem by equipping them with useful background knowledge, introducing them to key passages, and acquainting them with the current state of critical debates. Chapters are arranged to mirror the way the poem itself unfolds, offering exactly what readers need as they approach each movement of its grand design. Part I introduces the characters who frame the poem's story and set its plot and theological dynamics in motion. Part II deals with contextual issues raised by the early books, while Part III examines the epic's central and final episodes. The volume concludes with a meditation on the history of the poem's reception and a detailed guide to further reading, offering students and teachers of Milton fresh critical insights and resources for continuing scholarship.
Against a backdrop of war and anti-Catholic sentiment, one man loses his rights because he is falsely accused In this fascinating, detailed history, William Issel recounts the civil rights abuses suffered by Sylvester Andriano, an Italian American Catholic civil leader whose religious and political activism in San Francisco provoked an Anti-Catholic campaign against him. A leading figure in the Catholic Action movement, Andriano was falsely accused in state and federal Un-American Activities Committee hearings of having Fascist sympathies prior to and during World War II.
As his ordeal began, Andriano was subjected to a hostile investigation by the FBI, whose confidential informants were his political rivals. Furthermore, the U.S. Army ordered him to be relocated on the grounds that he was a security risk. For Both Cross and Flag provides a dramatic illustration of what can happen when parties to urban political rivalries, rooted in religious and ideological differences, seize the opportunity provided by a wartime national security emergency to demonize their enemy as OC a potentially dangerous person.OCO Issel presents a cast of characters that includes archbishops, radicals, the Kremlin, and J. Edgar Hoover, to examine the significant role faith-based political activism played in the political culture that violated AndrianoOCOs constitutional rights. Exploring the ramifications of this story, For Both Cross and Flag presents interesting implications for contemporary events and issues relating to urban politics, ethnic groups, and religion in a time of war.
Augusta Glendenning is so ill-at-ease in society that her family despairs of her ever marrying. Then Philip Denham is persuaded to transform Gussie into the toast of the town; all his gambling debts will be paid off if he's successful. But Philip soon realizes that Gussie is perfect the way she is--and that he's fallen in love with her! A Regency romance reissue.
Francesca Clark-Bartlett, wife of the American Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, is seeking more power than she already has. Meanwhile, the attractive yet naive Melissa Iverson wishes she had never inherited her family's vast fortune. After they both become entangled with a 44-year-old, womanizing British intelligence agent, the two women find themselves in a web of deception and mystery. Threatening letters, dark family secrets and connections to persons of power all tell them that the path they tread is wrought with danger. Daniel Kemp's Once I Was A Soldier is both a thriller brimming with international intrigue, and a story of poignant self-reflection.
She was like a female Richard Pryor, fighting for freedom of speech and the right to say whatever the hell she pleased. She was a strong, intelligent, black woman, fighting for her son to be the kind of man that made a difference. She was a civil rights activist, fighting for her people to shine in places they didn't. She was just like everyone else, but still exceptional. Keisha was a fighter, and this is her story The author is quoted as saying, "This is my most controversial material yet. Parental discretion is advised."
Hiking with the Boss tells the story of a special bond shared by two sisters and their hike to Neumagen, a little village in Germany's beautiful Mosel valley. While taking the reader on a hike through the scenic German countryside, the author weaves fascinating facts about German history as well as cherished family memories into the fabric of her journey.
Some of the adventures of the sisters will make you laugh out loud. Others will make you wince and marvel how much they are willing to endure to reach their goal.
You don't have to be a hiker to enjoy reading this book.