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F Troop and Other Citadel Stories

Tom Worley
From its founding in 1842 the Citadel has been steeped in tradition. There have been changes through the years, but the basics of the military code and the plebe system have remained constant. Citadel graduate Tom Worley has crafted this collection of short stories about life at the South Carolina military academy during the 1960s. While the stories are fictional, they are inspired in part by his days as a student on the college campus. With humor and dramatic clarity, Worley reveals the harshness of...

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Fiction

John T. Irwin
"Fitzgerald's work has always deeply moved me," writes John T. Irwin. "And this is as true now as it was fifty years ago when I first picked up The Great Gatsby. I can still remember the occasions when I first read each of his novels; remember the time, place, and mood of those early readings, as well as the way each work seemed to speak to something going on in my life at that moment. Because the things that interested Fitzgerald were the things that interested me...

F.P. Grove in Europe and Canada

Klaus Martens, translated by Paul Morris
Originally published as Felix Paul Greves Karriere: Frederick Philip Grove in Deutschland, this volume reveals the previously unknown life of Canadian author F.P. Grove. Prior to his arrival in Canada, Grove was a widely known-and somewhat outrageous-editor, writer, translator, and literary personality in Europe. In his new land, however, he completely remade himself, extinguishing all traces of his prior life. An illuminating biography of a significant...

FDR in American Memory

Sara Polak
How was FDR's image constructed—by himself and others—as such a powerful icon in American memory? In polls of historians and political scientists, Franklin Delano Roosevelt consistently ranks among the top three American presidents. Roosevelt enjoyed an enormous political and cultural reach, one that stretched past his presidency and across the world. A grand narrative of Roosevelt's crucial role in the twentieth century persists: the notion that American ideology, embodied by...

Fables of La Fontaine

Koren G. Christofides, translated by Constantine Christofides, Christopher Carsten
In 1855 the French caricaturist Honoré Daumier and six other artists proposed to illustrate anew the fables of revered French poet and fabulist Jean de la Fontaine (1621-95), and what a book it would have been! Their project was never realized -- until now. Prompted by Daumier's intention, artist Koren Christofides has brought together more than sixty artists from across the United States, Europe, and Asia to create original artwork...

The Fabric of Empire

Danielle C. Skeehan
"Textiles are the books that the colony was not able to burn."—Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepéquez (AFEDES) A history of the book in the Americas, across deep time, would reveal the origins of a literary tradition woven rather than written. It is in what Danielle Skeehan calls material texts that a people's history and culture is preserved, in their embroidery, their needlework, and their woven cloth. In defining textiles as...

Fabrications

Pamela Painter
Pamela Painter's short stories have been praised by Margot Livesey for their "wicked intelligence and ruthless humor." In Fabrications, which brings together 7 new and 24 selected stories, characters struggle to avoid the chaos in their lives, but—driven by addictions and appetites—often bring on disaster. Nobody is ordinary in Painter's stories. A burglar can't believe what he is asked to do by the woman whose jewelry he is stealing. Hitchhikers, hell-bent on murder, are thwarted by the miracle...

The Fabulous Dark Cloister

Tiffany Jo Werth
Romances were among the most popular books in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries among both Protestant and Catholic readers. Modeled after Catholic narratives, particularly the lives of saints, these works emphasized the supernatural and the marvelous, themes commonly associated with Catholicism. In this book, Tiffany Jo Werth investigates how post-Reformation English authors sought to discipline romance, appropriating its popularity while distilling its...

Face

edited by Anne Gray
Featuring 54 portraits by 34 artists, Face takes a fresh look at Australian portraiture from the 1880s late colonial period to the mid-1960s and the move into abstraction. Face considers the international influences upon Australian portrait painting and the more distinctive turns that Australian portraiture has taken in its own right. Australian artists have often challenged the possibilities of portraiture, rejected the predictable and pushed boundaries in both their choice of subject and...

Face Off

John W. Garver
Taiwan's first presidential election, in 1996, sparked a Sino-U.S. military showdown that resulted in the biggest show of U.S. naval force in East Asia since the Vietnam War. This book is the first to explore the origins and triangular dynamics of that historic confrontation. Analyzing the key decisions and misperceptions that led to the Taiwan Strait crisis, Garver warns that it may usher in a more confrontational era of Sino-U.S. relations. China is already emerging...

The Face of Resistance

Aung Zaw
Mar 2014 - Silkworm Books
Aung San Suu Kyi is a world-renowned, inspirational symbol of Burmese resistance and courage. Released in 2010 after spending fifteen of the previous twenty-one years under house arrest, many are now looking to her to lead the country. But is it possible for Suu Kyi to mend the deep divisions in Burmese society? Who are the groups that make up Burma's face of resistance? And how can Suu Kyi unite these disparate factions into one cohesive group to take on the current...

The Face of the Lord

Steven C. Smith
Is it possible to "see God"? A close examination of the Bible suggests that answering this question is more complex—and interesting—than one might imagine. Following The Word of the Lord and The House of the Lord, this sweeping conclusion to Steven C. Smith's trilogy asks whether it is possible to see God. After properly framing the question and citing scriptural examples, Smith takes the reader on an epic journey into the literal and...

Faces from the Interior

Toby Jurovics, Scott Manning Stevens, Lisa Strong, Kristine Ronan, Kristine K. Ronan, Annika K. Johnson, Annika Johnson
Apr 2021 - Joslyn Art Museum
In the early nineteenth century, Prince Maximilian of Wied traveled the Missouri River to uncover what he called "the natural face of North America"—its landscapes, flora and fauna, and Native inhabitants. Among his small party was artist Karl Bodmer (1809–1893), who would prove to be one of the most accomplished and prolific artists to visit the American...

Faces of Civil War Nurses

Ronald S. Coddington
A collection of rare archival images and biographical sketches of the dauntless women who served as nurses and caregivers during the Civil War. During the American Civil War, women on both sides of the conflict, radiating patriotic fervor equal to their male counterparts, contributed to the war effort in countless ways: forming charitable societies, becoming nurses, or even marching off to war as vivandières, unofficial attachés to the regiments. In Faces of Civil War Nurses, Ronald S. Coddington...

Faces of Contemporary Russia

Olga M. Mesropova
eTextbooks are now available to purchase or rent through VitalSource.com! Please visit VitalSource for more information on pricing and availability. Faces of Contemporary Russia is a one-semester textbook for high-intermediate to advanced level Russian students that aims to develop students' linguistic proficiency by examining significant personalities in current Russian culture. In addition to introductory and concluding chapters, the book features twelve...

Faces of Kentucky

James C. Klotter, Freda C. Klotter
Written by Kentuckians for Kentuckians, Faces of Kentucky is a comprehensive history of Kentucky designed for young students. The state's story comes alive as never before through the images and life stories of the diverse people of the Commonwealth. The product of a collaboration of the state historian of Kentucky and an award-winning teacher (both native Kentuckians), Faces of Kentucky approaches learning as a voyage of discovery. Numerous illustrations, thought-provoking questions, and...

Faces of Kentucky — Teacher's Guide

James C. Klotter, Freda C. Klotter
The Teacher's Guide is an essential companion to our 4th grade Kentucky history textbook, Faces of Kentucky. It is free with classroom adoption. Freda C. Klotter is an educational consultant who has over 25 years of classroom teaching experience. James C. Klotter, the state historian of Kentucky and professor of history at Georgetown College, is the author, coauthor, or editor of many books, including Faces of Kentucky.

Faces of the Civil War

Ronald S. Coddington
with a Foreword by Michael Fellman
Archival images and biographical sketches of Union soldiers tell the stories of their lives during and after the Civil War. Before going off to fight in the Civil War, many soldiers on both sides of the conflict posed for a carte de visite, or visiting card, to give to their families, friends, or sweethearts. Invented in 1854 by a French photographer, the carte de visite was a small photographic print roughly the size...

Faces of the Civil War Navies

Ronald S. Coddington
with a foreword by Craig L. Symonds
Archival images and biographical sketches of common sailors on both sides of the conflict reveal the human side of the Civil War. During the American Civil War, more than one hundred thousand men fought on ships at sea or on one of America’s great inland rivers. There were no large-scale fleet engagements, yet the navies, particularly the Union Navy, did much to define the character of the war and affect its...