The reverberations of the rifle shots that killed four students on May 4, 1970 echoed across the nation and beyond. Nowhere, perhaps, did they echo with more persistence and poignancy than at the place where it happened, the Kent State University campus. For more than ten years the university's name has been a symbol of the Sixties protest movements as the causes of the event were debated, lawsuits embroiled participants and victims, and concerned people struggled for appropriate means for remembrance and commemoration--each issue leading to further, if less violent, arguments, demonstrations and confrontations. The May 4 episode has been recounted many times, in many ways. The events of the...
"By 1914, largely through his own efforts, Northcliffe had become a formidable force in Edwardian England, and his stature was only increased by the stresses the Great War placed on British society. In fact, the period between August 1914 and November 1918 marked the pinnacle of his power and influence.
This book draws on previous studies of Irish music and general melodic theory to describe the inner workings of a rich melodic tradition. Irish folk music, resting upon monophonic melodies which are varied and ornamented, are thus viewed from several perspectives - ethnographic and musical, insider and theoretical - to weave an integrated image of a still thriving genre.
In 2013 Cortney Davis, a nurse and author underwent routine one-day surgery. A surgical mishap led to a series of life-altering and life-threatening complications, but as her recovery progressed, she found release in painting. While every patient's journey and every caregiver's challenges are unique, these intimate and revealing paintings and reflections offer a glimpse into universal aspects of illness and recovery.
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the other members of the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other's work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example? Beautifully illustrated by James A. Owen, 'Bandersnatch' offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford - and a seat at their table at The Eagle and Child pub.