Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings

Mother American Night

  • Author: John Perry Barlow & Robert Greenfield
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 11089410 Bytes

John Perry Barlow’s wild ride with the Grateful Dead was just part of a Zelig-like life that took him from a childhood as ranching royalty in Wyoming to membership in the Internet Hall of Fame as a digital free speech advocate.Mother American Night is the wild, funny, heartbreaking, and often unbelievable (yet completely true) story of an American icon. Born into a powerful Wyoming political family, John Perry Barlow wrote the lyrics for thirty Grateful Dead songs while also running his family’s cattle ranch. He hung out in Andy Warhol’s Factory, went on a date with the Dalai Lama’s sister, and accidentally shot Bob Weir in the face on the eve of his own wedding. As a favor to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barlow mentored a young JFK Jr. and th...

The Home and the World

  • Author: Rabindranath Tagore, William Radice & Surendranath Tagore
  • Release Date : 2005-03-31
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 6375980 Bytes

Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip. Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the tragic outcome foreshadows the unrest that accompanied Partition in 1947....

Frontiers of Freedom
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Frontiers of Freedom

  • Author : Nikki Marie Taylor
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821415795

Frontiers of Freedom Book Description :

Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati was northern in its geography, southern in its economy and politics, and western in its commercial aspirations. While those identities presented a crossroad of opportunity for native whites and immigrants, African Americans endured economic repression and a denial of civil rights, compounded by extreme and frequent mob violence. No other northern city rivaled Cincinnati's vicious mob spirit. Frontiers of Freedom follows the black community as it moved from alienation and vulnerability in the 1820s toward collective consciousness and, eventually, political self-respect and self-determination. As author Nikki M. Taylor points out, this was a community that at times supported all-black communities, armed self-defense, and s...

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

  • Author : A. Kioupkiolis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-07-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137029621

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations Book Description :

An exploration of the contemporary re-conception of freedom after the critique of objective truths and ideas of an unchanging human nature, in which modern self-determination was grounded. This book focuses on the radical theorist Cornelius Castoriadis and the new paradigm of 'agonistic autonomy' is contrasted with Marxian and liberal approaches....

Regardless of Frontiers

Regardless of Frontiers

  • Author : Agnes Callamard
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231551922

Regardless of Frontiers Book Description :

The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 proclaimed a vision of freedom of expression exercised regardless of frontiers. Nonetheless, laws and norms regarding the freedom or limits of expression are typically established and understood at the national level. In today’s interconnected world, where newfound threats to free expression have suddenly arisen, how can this fundamental right be secured at a global level? This volume brings together leading experts from a variety of fields to critically evaluate the extent to which global norms on freedom of expression and information have been established and which actors and institutions have contributed to their diffusion. The authors also consider ongoing and new challenges to...

Jewries at the Frontier

Jewries at the Frontier

  • Author : Goldwin Smith Professor of Human Studies Sander L Gilman
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0252067924

Jewries at the Frontier Book Description :

Traversing far flung Jewish communities in South Africa, Australia, Texas, Brazil, China, New Zealand, Quebec, and elsewhere, this wide-ranging collection explores the notion of "frontier" in the Jewish experience as a historical/geographical reality and a conceptual framework. As a compelling alternative to viewing the periphery only as a locus of dispossession and exile from the "homeland, " this work imagines a new Jewish history written as the history of the Jews at the frontier. In this new history, governed by the dynamics of change, confrontation, and accommodation, marginalized experiences are brought to the center and all participants are given voice. By articulating the tension between the center/periphery model and the frontier model, Jewr...

Known and Unknown
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Known and Unknown

  • Author : Donald Rumsfeld
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101522530

Known and Unknown Book Description :

Visit for more. Discover Known and Unknown Deluxe offering an unprecedented reading experience for a memoir by a major public figure. For web-connected readers, it features more than 500 links to never-before-available original documents from Donald Rumsfeld's extensive personal archive. It includes State Department cables, correspondence, and memoranda on topics such as Vietnam, Watergate, the days following 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and much more. Available in ePub and Adobe Reader. Like Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown pulls no punches. With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11,...

Freedom s Frontier

Freedom s Frontier

  • Author : Stacey L. Smith
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469607696

Freedom s Frontier Book Description :

Most histories of the Civil War era portray the struggle over slavery as a conflict that exclusively pitted North against South, free labor against slave labor, and black against white. In Freedom's Frontier, Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast. Despite its antislavery constitution, California was home to a dizzying array of bound and semibound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and Chinese contract labor, and a brutal sex traffic in bound Indian and Chinese women. Using untapped legislative and court records, Smith reconstructs the lives of California's unfree workers and documents the political and legal struggles over their destiny as the nation mo...