G.k. Chesterton: a Half Century of Views

G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at June 20, 2014
G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker

G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker
Oxford University | 2011 | ISBN: 0199601283 | 736 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

G. K. Chesterton is remembered as a brilliant creator of nonsense and satirical verse, author of the Father Brown stories and the innovative novel, The Man who was Thursday, and yet today he is not counted among the major English novelists and poets. This full-length life of G. K. Chesterton is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the writer. It draws on many unpublished letters and papers to evoke Chesterton's joyful humour, his humility and affinity to the common man, and his love of the ordinary things of life.

[E-book] G. K. Chesterton - A miscellany of men  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Hungry Mind at April 15, 2006
[E-book] G. K. Chesterton - A miscellany of men

G. K. Chesterton - A miscellany of men
PDF - 81 pp. - 1 MB - Language: English


Chesterton wrote around 80 books, several hundred poems, some 200 short stories, 4000 essays and a stage play. Chesterton's writings consistently displayed wit and a sense of humour. He deployed paradox, while making serious comments on the world, government, politics, economics, philosophy, theology and many other topics. The roots of his approach have been taken to be in two earlier strands in English literature, Dickens being one. In the use of paradox, against complacent acceptance of things as they are, he is often categorised with Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw, whom he knew well, as Victorian satirists and social commentators in a tradition coming also from Samuel Butler.
The Myth of America's Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Prophecies

The Myth of America's Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Prophecies by Josef Joffe
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0871408465, 0871404494 | 352 pages | EPUB | 1,4 MB
Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema (repost)

Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema (Suny Sereis Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture) by Joan Ramon Resina
English | July 1, 2009 | ISBN: 0791475042 | 320 pages | PDF | 8 MB

Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.
Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership

Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership by David N. Spires
Air University Press | 2001 | English | ISBN: 1585660604 | 422 pages | PDF | 23 MB

Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation's national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested readers.
A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1884

Jeffrey L. Wollock, Frederic Ewen, "A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1884"
NYU Press | September 1, 2007 | ISBN: 0814722369 | PDF | 600 pages | 6.2 MB

A Half-Century of Greatness paints a vivid and dramatic picture of the creative thought of mid- to late nineteenth century Europe and the influence of the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848. It reveals often unexpected links between novelists, poets, and philosophers from England, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine—especially Dickens, Carlyle, Mill, the Brontës, and George Eliot; Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx, Engels, Wagner, and several German poets; the Hungarian poet Sándor Petöfi; Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bakunin, and Herzen in Russia, and the great Ukrainian poet Shevchenko. Ewen goes on to trace the transition from Romanticism to Victorianism, or what he calls “the Victorian compromise”—the ascendancy of the middle class.
A Half-century of Automata Theory: Celebration and Inspiration

Arto Salomaa, D. Wood, Sheng Yu, "A Half-century of Automata Theory: Celebration and Inspiration"
2001 | ISBN-10: 9810245904 | 164 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial  

Posted by Димарик at Nov. 25, 2013
Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial

Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial
Avon Books | 1996 | ISBN: 0380727641 | English | 427 Pages | PDF | 173 MB

Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Jan. 23, 2013
Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema

Joan Ramon Resina, "Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema"
English | ISBN: 0791475034 | edition 2009 | PDF | 310 pages | 7.8 MB
Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions

Larry King, "Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions"
W.instein Bo.ks | 2011 | ISBN: 1602861307 | 248 pages | PDF | 2,1 MB