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The Becoming Of Age

Author: Pamela H. Gravagne
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078647260X
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"This is an examination of the ways that aging and old age are represented and meaning in popular film. Arguing that the narratives, discourses, and philosophical positions that underlie filmic depictions of growing older are historical and open to revision, the author evaluates how a given film both portrays characters and tells the story of aging itself."--

Becoming Abraham Lincoln

Author: Richard Kigel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510717315
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Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President tells the true story of how this great American hero grew up and became a man. The story begins with Lincoln’s cousin describing the murder of Abe’s grandfather in 1782 by the Wabash Indians in the Kentucky wilderness. It ends as Lincoln turns twenty-five, downcast and debt-ridden after the failure of his first business venture, as he earns his first election victory to take his seat in the Illinois State Legislature. This vivid, authentic account of Abraham Lincoln in his formative years is told by those who were there—his friends and family. Supported by rigorous research, Becoming Abraham Lincoln is an authentic account of Lincoln’s childhood and adolescence in the actual words of those who knew him best. We see Lincoln as he was, according to law partner Billy Herndon, “just as he lived, breathed, ate and laughed in this world.” The historic eyewitness testimony in these pages forms a rich, detailed narrative unmatched in all Lincoln literature.

The Coming Of Age Of The Green Community

Author: Erik Bichard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136270671
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People organising to protect their environment is not a new phenomenon, but the groups that have been pushing for environmental change since the 1970s have not convinced sufficient numbers make sustainable decisions or to lead sustainable lives. Governments have serially failed to do the job at the international level. Now, climate change, resource depletion and widening social aspirations threaten to destabilise human society unless sustainable change can be influenced from another direction. The Coming of Age of the Green Community explores the activities of a new generation of community-led initiatives that may herald the beginnings of the next wave of activism. Erik Bichard combines the testimonies of dozens of group activists with historic evidence and the views of a range of commentators from a variety of disciplines to put forward reasons why some green community groups succeed while others fail. He concludes with a valuable prescription for both existing and emerging groups on how to be sustainable, both over time and in their actions. This book address one of the key questions of the twenty-first century: has the local perspective on this universal concern finally come of age?

Becoming Religious In A Secular Age

Author: Mark Elmore
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520290542
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"Religion is commonly imagined as a timeless component of human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered their religion only after India became an independent secular state. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival work, Becoming Religious in a Secular Age narrates their discovery and the ways it transformed their relations to their pasts, to themselves, and to others. And as Mark Elmore demonstrates, Himachali religion offers a unique opportunity to reimagine relations between religion and secularity more generally. Tracing the emergence of religion as a widely accepted category, Elmore shows that modern secularity is not so much the eradication of religion as the very condition for its emergence. To become modern ethical subjects is to become religious, and this book creatively augments our understanding of both religion and modernity"--Provided by publisher.

Becoming A Woman In The Age Of Letters

Author: Dena Goodman
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801475450
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In 18th century France, letter writing became extremely fashionable, particularly amongst women. In this work, Dena Goodman opens up the world of these women though the letters which they wrote. Concentrating on the letters of four women from different social backgrounds, she shows how they came to womanhood through their writing.

The End Of The Anglo Saxon Age And The Coming Of The Anti Christ

Author: Richard Gentry
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 149084256X
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The End of the Anglo-Saxon Age and the Coming of the Anti-Christ describes the history of the earth as illuminated in the Bible, particularly the last quarter-millenium and Revelation. There will be about 6,000 years of earth's history before Daniel's final or seventieth week of seven biblical years and then Christ's millennial Sabbath. Each thousand year period roughly corresponds with a day of creation. At the end of the sixth millennial day--i.e. the last 250 years--man came forth as represented by the Anglo-Saxon nations who are the descendants of the two sons of Joseph, who had God's birthright blessings, which would be enormous. Jacob prophesied that his younger grandson would become a multitude of nations, followed by the older grandson becoming a great nation. During this time, Britain became Great, producing Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Britain had a vibrant Christian population beginning in the late 1780s, and America's beginnings were clearly Christian. No two nations have ever been blessed so much. When evolution finally supplanted the God of the Bible, Britain lost her Empire. God then raised up America until she, too, followed Britain's downward path. According to the Bible, the Anglo-Saxons must return to Israel. Hence, the standard of living in both America and Britain must soon rapidly decline, and, at the same time, Israel must become a much more desirable destination; Israel must destroy its surrounding enemies, which the Bible details. However, these great victories only set up the 1,260-day Great Tribulation, ending with Christ's return.

Becoming Citizens In The Age Of Television

Author: David Thelen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226794716
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An inspired, original argument about the nature of democracy in American society, Becoming Citizens in the Age of Television explores a political process out of touch with everyday needs and concerns of citizens. Instead of focusing on polls and election results, historian David Thelen listens to Americans through their calls and letters to congressmen in which citizens define for themselves the issues they want to raise and the ways they want to be seen and heard. Thelen argues that the self-referential world of politics and journalism during elections excludes the concerns and voices of Americans, resulting in lower voter turnouts and increased voter apathy. Televised hearings and trials, however—from O. J. Simpson to Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas to Oliver North and Iran-Contra—have ignited storms of controversy and public debate. Focusing upon the spontaneous, unmediated reactions of American citizens to these events, Thelen discovers a new kind of political participation in which Americans shape their interventions. Through an analysis of a remarkable documentary collection—the correspondence sent by citizens to the House Select Committee on Iran-Contra in the wake of the Oliver North testimony—Thelen explains how Americans are reclaiming the political process. Examining more than 5,000 letters and telegrams, Thelen uncovers the anger and resolve of a vocal public insulted by the media and opinion-managers who have misrepresented them as mindless supporters of "Olliemania." Concluding with suggestions on how citizens can reclaim their voice from the opinion managing industries, this work promises to provoke the kind of public discourse on which democracy depends.

Jinsong L W Shao Part Four Becoming Of Age

Author: Barbara Boot
Publisher: DR21 Publishing
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The Emperor Gao has passed away laving his 15 year old son to rule in his place. Xīng-lóng along with his son’s are placed at the palace to help the young emperor to get established in the roll. Whilst the emperor is out on a hunt, his younger brother's live comes under threat. Will the gods be able to save him in time?

Shine

Author: Paul E. Major, Jr.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595232418
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Susan Stantinovici is destined to lead a nation of people she has never known. As she celebrates her thirteenth birthday she must choose between accepting fate or destroy all she holds dear. While Susan's unfamiliar path tears at her family and friends, her own world becomes a twisting torment of reality and dream. Now, a group of friends must pull together and face the Shine, an ancient relic possessing a force greater than any they have ever known.Paul Major Jr. brings to life a vivid series of relationships between family and friends. His ability to create a picture of words propels the Age of Becoming into a saga of uncanny realism that pleads to be completed in book two, Twisted Dreams.