About the Holy Bible by Robert G. Ingersoll

By Robert G. Ingersoll

The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll via the geared up Christian Church from the instant he made his first assertion from the pulpit. And, regardless of their unanimous rejection, his phrases survive via at the present time. As proven during this textual content his prose was once terse, biting, slicing and a little conceited for he felt it was once his objective to convey the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra reasonable realm. Deemed as being written countless numbers of years after the very fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of people stories that have been passed down via a handful of people that, for his or her personal team spirit and significance, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no clinical facts that his statements have validity (other than easy good judgment) he asks the questions that experience prompted the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed during the centuries. From Galileo although Darwin through...

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Georges Bataille: Core Cultural Theorist by Paul Hegarty

By Paul Hegarty

Lengthy famous in France as a significant determine in French cultural inspiration, the variety and importance of Batille's rules at the moment are being grasped within the English talking global. His impact on Derrida, Foucault, Kristeva and Baudrillard is now extra basically understood and Bataille has emerged as a front-rank cultural theorist who posed questions and paradoxes that have been terribly prescient.

This publication bargains a finished and special presentation and research of the complete variety of his writings - political, philosophical, aesthetic, literary, anthropological and cultural. And tackles his innovations on waste, sacrifice, demise, eroticism, surplus, ecstasy and drunkenness, delivering the easiest to be had advisor to this not easy a

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One Woman's Century: The Remarkable Story of Angela Marsh by Angela Marsh Peterson

By Angela Marsh Peterson

Angela Marsh Peterson was once a unprecedented person who encountered approximately each event to be had to a 20th century lady: marriage, motherhood, divorce, dying of a kid, working a company, and educating college. She watched Haley’s comet together with her mom in 1910 and heard concerning the tragedy of the substantial. She skilled the melancholy and either international Wars. The daughter of a country senator, she might develop to outlive rape, a anxious breakdown, and a crippling disease. In time, she may serve within the army, set up a trip corporation, create one of many first senior citizen facilities within the kingdom, and located the Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum in excessive element, North Carolina. this is often Angela’s outstanding existence tale.

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The Brothers of Romulus by Cynthia Jordan Bannon

By Cynthia Jordan Bannon

Tales approximately brothers have been significant to Romans' public and poetic delusion making, to their event of kinfolk existence, and to their principles approximately intimacy between males. throughout the research of literary and felony representations of brothers, Cynthia Bannon makes an attempt to re-create the context and contradictions that formed Roman principles approximately brothers. She attracts jointly expressions of concord and contention round an idealized suggestion of fraternity: fraternal ^Ipietas^N--the conventional Roman advantage that mixed affection and accountability in kinship. Romans believed that the connection among brothers was once specially shut due to the fact that their usual kinship made them approximately adjust egos. due to this exact prestige, the fraternal courting turned a version for Romans of relationships among associates, fans, and squaddies. The fraternal dating first took form at domestic, the place inheritance legislation and practices fostered cooperation between brothers in handling kinfolk estate and taking care of family. Appeals to fraternal ^Ipietas^N in political rhetoric drew a wide viewers within the discussion board, simply because brothers' devotion symbolized the ^Imos maiorum^N, the normal morality that grounded Roman politics and celebrated brothers struggling with jointly at the battlefield. Fraternal ^Ipietas^N and fratricide grew to become strong metaphors for Romans as they grappled with the event of recurrent civil battle within the past due Republic and with the alterations introduced by means of empire. Mythological figures like Romulus and Remus epitomized the fraternal symbolism that pervaded Roman society and tradition. In ^IThe Brothers of Romulus^N, Bannon combines literary feedback with old criminal research for a greater realizing of Roman conceptions of brotherhood.

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From Steam to Diesel by Albert J. Churella

By Albert J. Churella

This review of the major locomotive manufacturers within the usa throughout the 20th century indicates how they answered to an intensive technological switch: the substitute of steam locomotives via diesels. The locomotive presents a important case examine of commercial practices and dramatic shifts in innovation styles, in view that companies--General automobiles and common Electric--that had no conventional ties to locomotive creation demolished tested steam locomotive brands. Albert Churella makes use of many formerly untapped resources to demonstrate how manufacturers replied to technological swap, quite among the Twenties and the Nineteen Sixties. businesses mentioned comprise the yank Locomotive corporation (ALCo), the Baldwin Locomotive Works, the Lima Locomotive Works, Fairbanks-Morse, the Electro-Motive department of common automobiles, and common electrical.

A comparative paintings of commercial historical past and the heritage of expertise, the ebook isn't an entire background of any locomotive builder, nor does it discover the origins of the diesel engine in nice aspect. What it does, and does beautifully, is to illustrate how managers addressed radical shifts in know-how and creation equipment. Churella unearths that managerial tradition and company organizational exercises, greater than technological competency in step with se, allowed a few businesses to be triumphant, but limited the activities of others. He information the shift from small-batch customized production suggestions within the steam locomotive to mass-production tools within the diesel locomotive undefined. He additionally explains that opportunity occasions and fortuitous technological linkages helped to form aggressive styles within the locomotive undefined.

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