Gaillard in Deaf America A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917, Henri Gaillard (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series)

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Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917, Henri Gaillard (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series) by Henri Gaillard
Edward Lrson, Paul Michael Garcia (Narrator), “To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration”
Nick Drake: The Complete Guide to his Music by Peter Hogan
A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History by Martin Gitlin, Joe Wos
Magnificent Obsession: The Outrageous History of Film Buffs, Collectors, Scholars, and Fanatics by Anthony Slide

Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917, Henri Gaillard (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series) by Henri Gaillard

English | May 21st, 2002 | ISBN: 1563681226 | 180 Pages | EPUB | 1.90 MB

In 1917, Henri Gaillard journeyed to the United States for the centennial celebration of the American School for the Deaf (ASD). The oldest school for deaf students in America, ASD had been confounded by renowned deaf French teacher Laurent Clerc, thus inspiring Gaillard’s invitation.
Gaillard visited deaf people everywhere he went and recorded his impressions in a detailed journal. His essays present a sharply focused portrait of the many facets of Deaf America during a pivotal year in its history. Gaillard crossed the Atlantic only a few weeks after the United States entered World War I. In his writings, he reports the efforts of American deaf leaders to secure employment for deaf workers to support the war effort. He also witnesses spirited speeches at the National Association of the Deaf convention decrying the replacement of sign language by oral education. Gaillard also depicts the many local institutions established by deaf Americans, such as Philadelphia’s All Souls Church, founded in 1888 by the country’s first ordained deaf pastor, and the many deaf clubs established by the first wave of deaf college graduates in their communities. His journal stands as a unique chronicle of the American Deaf community during a remarkable era of transition.

Edward Lrson, Paul Michael Garcia (Narrator), “To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration”

ASIN: B0797GX519, ISBN: 1538501139 | 2018 | [email protected] kbps | ~12:06:00 | 343 MB

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world.
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration – set at the world’s frozen extremes – lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called “Third Pole”, the pole of altitude, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, and the harshest conditions on the planet to plant flags at the furthest edges of the Earth.
In the course of one extraordinary year, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were hailed worldwide at the discovers of the North Pole; Britain’s Ernest Shackleton had set a new geographic “Furthest South” record, while his expedition mate, Australian Douglas Mawson, had reached the Magnetic South Pole; and at the roof of the world, Italy’s Duke of the Abruzzi had attained an altitude record that would stand for a generation, the result of the first major mountaineering expedition to the Himalaya’s eastern Karakoram, where the daring aristocrat attempted K2 and established the standard route up the most notorious mountain on the planet.
Based on extensive archival and on-the-ground research, Edward J. Larson weaves these narratives into one thrilling adventure story. Larson, author of the acclaimed polar history Empire of Ice, draws on his own voyages to the Himalaya, the arctic, and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, where he himself reached the South Pole and lived in Shackleton’s Cape Royds hut as a fellow in the National Science Foundations’ Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.
These three legendary expeditions, overlapping in time, danger, and stakes, were glorified upon their return, their leaders celebrated as the preeminent heroes of their day. Stripping away the myth, Larson, a master historian, illuminates one of the great, overlooked tales of exploration, revealing the extraordinary human achievement at the heart of these journeys.

Nick Drake: The Complete Guide to his Music by Peter Hogan

English | December 17th, 2009 | ASIN: B00316UNGQ, ISBN: 1847729371 | 96 Pages | EPUB | 1.87 MB

The indispensable consumers’ guide to the music of Nick Drake. A thorough analysis of every officially released album by Drake, from the early albums that were largely overlooked at the time of their release in the late Sixties and early Seventies to more recent posthumous collections.
Peter Hogan is among the few contemporary aficionados of Nick Drake who actually bought his records in the early Seventies when they were first released. He is an experienced music writer who has contributed to Melody Maker, Vox and Uncut, and is the author of books on The Doors, R.E.M. and The Velvet Underground.

A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History by Martin Gitlin, Joe Wos

English | March 15th, 2018 | ISBN: 1630762784, 9781630762780 | 313 Pages | True PDF | 9.00 MB

Few morose thoughts permeate the brain when Yosemite Sam calls Bugs Bunny a “long-eared galut” or a frustrated Homer Simpson blurts out his famous catch-word, “D’oh!” A Celebration of Animation explores the best-of-the-best cartoon characters from the 1920s to the 21st century.
Casting a wide net, it includes characters both serious and humorous, and ranging from silly to malevolent. But all the greats gracing this book are sure to trigger nostalgic memories of carefree Saturday mornings or after-school hours with family and friends in front of the TV set

Magnificent Obsession: The Outrageous History of Film Buffs, Collectors, Scholars, and Fanatics by Anthony Slide

English | March 15th, 2018 | ISBN: 1496810538, 9781496810533 | 261 Pages | True PDF | 7.95 MB

In Magnificent Obsession: The Outrageous History of Film Buffs, Collectors, Scholars, and Fanatics, author Anthony Slide looks at the way film has dominated the minds and lives of film buffs, film collectors, film academics, and just plain fans of past movies.
Based on the author’s more than fifty years in the field and his personal, up-front knowledge of the subject, chapters provide unique documentation on film buffs who once created a livelihood from their hobby, including long-forgotten Chaw Mank and the vast array of film clubs that he headed and New York radio and television sensation Joe Franklin. The history of fans and their fan clubs are discussed, as well as the first and only periodical, Films in Review, that catered both to film scholars and film buffs. The histories of several legendary film collectors such as David Bradley and Herb Graff are featured, as is Hollywood’s Silent Movie Theatre, where film buffs found a home from the 1940s onwards, sharing it with drug dealers, male prostitutes, fantasists, and hit men.
Magnificent Obsession is vast in its approach, discussing the entire history of the phenomenon of the film buff from the early 1910s through the present and documenting the manner in which film buffs have changed–thanks to the internet–from relatively gentle and kind individuals to the obsessive, sometimes overbearing, and often self-important film buffs of today.

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