Democracy in America

Democracy in America


  • Author: Alexis Tocqueville, Isaac Kramnick & Gerald Bevan
  • Release Date : 2003-04-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • File Size: 8336988 Bytes


One of the most influential political texts ever written on America, and an indispensable authority on the nature of democracy In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through eastern America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's evolving politics. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing its egalitarian ideals reflected the spirit of the age. This edition, the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, includes the rarely translated 'Two Weeks in the Wilderness', an evocative account of Tocqueville's travels among the I...

Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories


  • Author: Max Lucado
  • Release Date : 2011-08-29
  • Genre: Religious
  • File Size: 1013037 Bytes


Experience the true meaning of Christmas with beloved storyteller Max Lucado.“The Christmas Candle shines with a radiant insight. Written with Max Lucado’s signature style of sincerity and spiritual perception, this story will warm the reader’s heart with the wonders of God’s love and mercy.” —In the Library ReviewsHeartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope.These stories—like your favorite Christmas ornaments—come in all shapes and sizes. They unfold in a variety of settings, from ancient Bethlehem to rural England. From a small Texas town to the heavenly realms. Some are short. Others many chapters long. Some offer reflections. Others imagine Christmas through the eyes of a burnt-out candle maker, a lonely busin...

Angels in America
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Angels in America


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:471710935


Angels in America Book Description :

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Angels in America  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Release Date : 2014-01-16
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559367691


Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Book Description :

A revised and complete edition of this modern classic, featuring a new foreword from author Tony Kushner....

Angels in America
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Angels in America


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1559360615


Angels in America Book Description :

Dramatizes the effects of AIDS on the United States through the experiences of lawyer Roy Cohn, a Morman couple, and a young man called Prior Walter...

Angels in America
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Angels in America


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-04-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1848426313


Angels in America Book Description :

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This edition, published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre in 2017, contains both plays, Part One: Millennium Approaches, and Part Two: Perestroika....

The World Only Spins Forward
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The World Only Spins Forward


  • Author : Isaac Butler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1635571766


The World Only Spins Forward Book Description :

The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadwa...

Angels in America
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Angels in America


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1559363959


Angels in America Book Description :

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes includes Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika "Glorious. A monumental, subversive, altogether remarkable masterwork...Details of specific catastrophes may have changed since this Reagan-era AIDS epic won the Pulitzer and the Tony, but the real cosmic and human obsessions--power, religion, sex, responsibility, the future of the world--are as perilous, yet as falling-down funny, as ever.” -Linda Winer, Newsday "A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." - Frank Rich, New York Times "A victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imaginatio...

Tony Kushner s Angels in America

Tony Kushner s Angels in America


  • Author : Ken Nielsen
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-08-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441159465


Tony Kushner s Angels in America Book Description :

Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant that the play has been recognized as the most important American play in decades. With the scope of the characters' sexual, class and religious affiliations in the play, Angels in America offers a unique possibility to discuss the construction of American identity in the late 1980s and 1990s. This guide provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the play, giving students an overview of the background and context; detailed analysis of the play including its structure, style and characters; analysis of key production i...

Approaching the Millennium

Approaching the Millennium


  • Author : Deborah R. Geis
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 0472066234


Approaching the Millennium Book Description :

Leading critics, scholars, and theater practictioners consider the most talked-about play of the 1990s...

A Meditation from Angels in America

A Meditation from Angels in America


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Meditations
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062512242


A Meditation from Angels in America Book Description :

An inspired Christmas gift to the gay community--a gorgeous keepsake rendition of the poignant closing words from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Angels in America. Royalties will be donated to HIV/AIDS organizations. A free-standing 8-panel full-color card....

Before the Closet
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Before the Closet


  • Author : Allen J. Frantzen
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226260925


Before the Closet Book Description :

Since the publication of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, historians have accepted the view that the early Middle Ages tolerated and even fostered same-sex relations and that intolerance of homosexuality developed only late in the medieval period. In this extraordinary study, Allen J. Frantzen challenges this long-held belief, showing that the early medieval Church did not tolerate same-sex acts, and, furthermore, that men and women during this time who preferred homosexual relations pursued their desires in spite of official sanctions. The early medieval period was, Frantzen argues, an age before people recognized the existence - or the possibility - of the "closet."...