Memories of the Revolution

Memories of the Revolution Author Jill Dolan
ISBN-10 9780472068630
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 242
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Scripts, interviews, photos, and critical commentary documenting the riotous beginnings of this long-lived experimental theater space for women "

Memories of Revolution

Memories of Revolution Author Anna Horsbrugh-Porter
ISBN-10 9781134881338
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 168
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Preserving the childhood memories of some of the last generation of White Russian women to experience the revolution first-hand, this poignant collection of interviews and photographs provides a unique record of life in Russia.

Memories of a Revolution

Memories of a Revolution Author Khālid Muḥyī al-Dīn
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037825992
Release 1995
Pages 273
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One of the original members of the Free Officers movement, which ousted Egypt's King Farouk in the revolution of 1952, Khaled Mohi El Din here records his impressions of - and involvement in - one of the most dramatic events in Egypt's modern history. He describes the activities and formation of the Free Officers from the early days, their philosophy and influences, their nationalism and desire for reform, and the pressures and obstacles they encountered as they plotted and planned against the Palace, the British, and internal rivals. Mohi El Din then narrates the events of the revolution itself, providing a rare eyewitness account of the workings of Gamal 'Abd al-Nasser's inner circle and the sequence of events leading up to July 23, 1952. Reflecting on the feelings of simultaneous triumph and uncertainty that followed, he discusses the decisions and deliberations of the new Revolutionary Command Council during its protracted struggle for legitimacy and power. His memories of the angry arguments and bitter rivalries among members of the RCC over the holding of elections, the role of Egypt's first president, Muhammad Nagib, and the future of Egypt's fragile revolutionary government make fascinating reading. A liberal and outspoken member of the Council and a firm believer in parliamentary democracy, Mohi El Din recounts the political maneuvering and the private and public dilemmas of the revolution's leadership. He recalls his personal and painful struggle to uphold democratic ideals in the face of a tendency toward military dictatorship, and shares his impressions of Nasser and the other actors in the revolution, including Anwar al-Sadat and Muhammad Nagib, both during the revolution and in the subsequent period of internal division that led eventually to Mohi El Din's exile from Egypt in 1954.

Memories of the Revolution

Memories of the Revolution Author Jill Dolan
ISBN-10 0472098632
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 312
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The women’s experimental theater space called the WOW Café (Women’s One World) has been a vital part of New York’s downtown theater scene since 1980. Since that time, WOW has provided a place for feminist and particularly lesbian theater artists to create, perform, and witness a cultural revolution. Its renowned alumnae include playwright and actor Lisa Kron, performance artists Holly Hughes and Carmelita Tropicana, the theater troupe the Five Lesbian Brothers, and actors/playwrights Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin, among others. Memories of the Revolution collects scripts, interviews, and commentary to trace the riotous first decade of WOW. While the histories of other experimental theater collectives have been well documented, WOW’s history has only begun to be told. The anthology also includes photographs of and reminiscences by Café veterans, capturing the history and artistic flowering of the first ten years of this countercultural haven.

1848 A European Revolution

1848     A European Revolution Author A. Körner
ISBN-10 9781403919595
Release 2000-02-17
Pages 232
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This book is among the rare contributions to the 150th anniversary of 1848 which takes a completely new, theoretically informed approach. Instead of a traditional social or political history, the authors analyse the dichotomy between the international dimension in the ideas of the revolution and the nationalisation of memories in its commemorations over the past 150 years. The book offers original research on the history of European ideas and takes part in the current debate about the relationship between history and memory.

Ghosts of Revolution

Ghosts of Revolution Author Shahla Talebi
ISBN-10 0804775818
Release 2011-01-14
Pages 264
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"Opening the enormous metal gate, the guard suddenly took away my blindfold and asked me, tauntingly, if I would recognize my parents. With my eyes hurting from the strange light and anger in my voice, I assured him that I would. Suddenly I was pushed through the gate and the door was slammed behind me. After more than eight years, here I was, finally, out of jail . . . ." In this haunting account, Shahla Talebi remembers her years as a political prisoner in Iran. Talebi, along with her husband, was imprisoned for nearly a decade and tortured, first under the Shah and later by the Islamic Republic. Writing about her own suffering and survival and sharing the stories of her fellow inmates, she details the painful reality of prison life and offers an intimate look at a critical period of social and political transformation in Iran. Somehow through it all—through resistance and resolute hope, passion and creativity—Talebi shows how one survives. Reflecting now on experiences past, she stays true to her memories, honoring the love of her husband and friends lost in these events, to relate how people can hold to moments of love, resilience, and friendship over the dark forces of torture, violence, and hatred. At once deeply personal yet clearly political, part memoir and part meditation, this work brings to heartbreaking clarity how deeply rooted torture and violence can be in our society. More than a passing judgment of guilt on a monolithic "Islamic State," Talebi's writing asks us to reconsider our own responses to both contemporary debates of interrogation techniques and government responsibility and, more simply, to basic acts of cruelty in daily life. She offers a lasting call to us all. "The art of living in prison becomes possible through imagining life in the very presence of death and observing death in the very existence of life. It is living life so vitally and so fully that you are willing, if necessary, to let that very life go, as one would shed chains on the legs. It is embracing, and flying on the wings of death as though it is the bird of freedom."

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Author Alfred F. Young
ISBN-10 9780807071427
Release 2001-01-17
Pages 288
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George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Sleepwalkers Ballad

The Sleepwalkers  Ballad Author Yolanda Ortal-Miranda
ISBN-10 9781466989160
Release 2008-11-24
Pages 190
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This story of love, idealism, courage and betrayals takes place against the turmoil of the end of Batista’s government and first three years of Castro’s. Besides the real-life characters of Batista, Castro and “Che” Guevara, the Revolution itself is an important “character,” making this work both a screenplay and a presentation of documented historical facts. Riveting parts of this story include the attack on the Presidential Palace; the guerrilla presence in La Sierra; Castro´s victory; the Agrarian, Monetary, and Housing Reforms; the government takeover of all banks and private businesses; the emergence of a strong underground movement; and the Bay of Pigs Invasion, with the often glossed-over involvement of President Kennedy. Much of the story is presented through unbiased dialogue and dramatizations of actual events. Two real-life characters, Echeverría and Manolín Guillot—who became significant figures in Cuban history—exemplify the struggle for freedom and justice against both regimes. Parallel to the socio-political drama is the development of the love story between the two protagonists, María and Alfredo. Alfredo believes in Castro’s promises of a just Revolution and joins Castro in La Sierra, rising to the rank of Comandante. Disenchanted as he witnesses Castro’s dictatorial behavior once in power, e.g., appointing himself Prime Minister, removing President Urrutia from office, and betraying the promises of a just Agrarian Reform, Alfredo and María once again join an underground movement, now against Castro, with Manolín Guillot functioning as Chief of Intelligence of the MRR, the strongest anti-Castro movement in the Island. After the failure of the invasion, Alfredo makes an unsuccessful attempt on Castro’s life. Immediately imprisoned, Alfredo is submitted to endless tortures and humiliations, but he never reveals the identity of “Carlos” (one of the noms de guerre of Manolín Guillot). At the end, a fascinating confrontation between the tyrant, Fidel Castro, and the idealistic Alfredo, reveals the strengths and flaws of two very different human beings.

Re envisioning the Chinese Revolution

Re envisioning the Chinese Revolution Author Ching Kwan Lee
ISBN-10 0804758530
Release 2007
Pages 330
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A comprehensive study of contemporary memories of China's revolutionary epoch, from the time of Japanese imperialism through the Cultural Revolution. This volume examines the memories of a range of social groups, including disenfranchised workers and rural women, who have often been neglected in scholarship.

Total Recall

Total Recall Author C. Gordon Bell
ISBN-10 0525951342
Release 2009
Pages 288
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Discusses the attempt to record an entire life digitally, an enormous undertaking requiring intense attention to detail and the development of memory-emulating technology, and the implications of this research.

Memories of the Cultural Revolution

Memories of the Cultural Revolution Author Luo Ying
ISBN-10 9780806153636
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 128
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At once a work of narrative lyricism and an act of personal courage, this memoir in verse documents the human cost of a period of political turmoil in China’s recent past. Luo Ying—the pen name of Huang Nubo, a celebrated poet, Forbes billionaire, and mountain climber—draws readers into the depths of the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) by rendering its defining moments in his life with devastating precision and clarity. The narrative poems that make up Memories of the Cultural Revolution combine the ardor of youthful experience with the cooler insight of mature reflection, offering a nuanced picture of life in the midst of historic change. The “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” marked a critical passage on China’s road to modernity, as momentous for the world as it was for one boy caught up in its throes. In poetry that juxtaposes the political and the personal, the social and the individual, Luo Ying depicts a time when ultraleftist mass movements and factional struggles penetrated the deepest level of private daily life. In bleak yet vivid portraits of his mother, father, classmates, and coworkers, he reveals how the period indelibly marred him. “I am a red guard just as I always was,” he writes. Giving voice to the inner life of a man haunted by his experiences, Memories of the Cultural Revolution bears witness to a traumatic time when ideology threatened to crush individuality. Luo Ying’s poetry stands as eloquent testimony to the power of the individual voice to endure in the face of dire social and historical circumstances.

The Cowshed

The Cowshed Author Ji Xianlin
ISBN-10 9781590179277
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 216
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The Chinese Cultural Revolution began in 1966 and led to a ten-year-long reign of Maoist terror throughout China, in which millions died or were sent to labor camps in the country or subjected to other forms of extreme discipline and humiliation. Ji Xianlin was one of them. The Cowshed is Ji’s harrowing account of his imprisonment in 1968 on the campus of Peking University and his subsequent disillusionment with the cult of Mao. As the campus spirals into a political frenzy, Ji, a professor of Eastern languages, is persecuted by lecturers and students from his own department. His home is raided, his most treasured possessions are destroyed, and Ji himself must endure hours of humiliation at brutal “struggle sessions.” He is forced to construct a cowshed (a makeshift prison for intellectuals who were labeled class enemies) in which he is then housed with other former colleagues. His eyewitness account of this excruciating experience is full of sharp irony, empathy, and remarkable insights into a central event in Chinese history. In contemporary China, the Cultural Revolution remains a delicate topic, little discussed, but if a Chinese citizen has read one book on the subject, it is likely to be Ji’s memoir. When The Cowshed was published in China in 1998, it quickly became a bestseller. The Cultural Revolution had nearly disappeared from the collective memory. Prominent intellectuals rarely spoke openly about the revolution, and books on the subject were almost nonexistent. By the time of Ji’s death in 2009, little had changed, and despite its popularity, The Cowshed remains one of the only testimonies of its kind. As Zha Jianying writes in the introduction, “The book has sold well and stayed in print. But authorities also quietly took steps to restrict public discussion of the memoir, as its subject continues to be treated as sensitive. The present English edition, skillfully translated by Chenxin Jiang, is hence a welcome, valuable addition to the small body of work in this genre. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of that period.”

A Woman from Kerman with Memories of the Iranian Revolution

A Woman from Kerman with Memories of the Iranian Revolution Author Homa Rouhi (Sarlati)
ISBN-10 9781456742447
Release 2011-04-13
Pages 268
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The first part of the Book is a short autobiography of the author Ms. Homa Rouhi (Sarlati) a Woman from Kerman, in an under privileged city in South East of Iran. It is the story of her hard life and hard work that resulted in high education and high position in the Government of Iran. Second part is notes taken by the Author during Islamic Revolution of Iran and Iran-Iraq War that reveals the suffering and sacrifice of a Nation in war. These notes started from the time the Author was appointed to the job of Under Secretary at the Ministry of Industries and Mines and in charge of Parliament and Administrative Affairs. This was the time the revolts just started in the Parliament and the Universities. These notes were carried on to the days of Iran-Iraq war and the events of the time. The story reveals a true picture of Ayatollah Khomaini’s era in Iran and the decisions made by him. End of the Book shows how a rejected individual by her own home land could be at service for a foreign country that best used her talent and services and appreciated and encouraged her. This Book can be a guide for young girls how to struggle with difficulties and follow a goal in their life.

La Revoluci n

La Revoluci  n Author Thomas Benjamin
ISBN-10 9780292782976
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 256
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The 1910 Revolution is still tangibly present in Mexico in the festivals that celebrate its victories, on the monuments to its heroes, and, most important, in the stories and memories of the Mexican people. Yet there has never been general agreement on what the revolution meant, what its objectives were, and whether they have been accomplished. This pathfinding book shows how Mexicans from 1910 through the 1950s interpreted the revolution, tried to make sense of it, and, through collective memory, myth-making, and history writing, invented an idea called "la Revolución." In part one, Thomas Benjamin follows the historical development of different and often opposing revolutionary traditions and the state's efforts to forge them into one unified and unifying narrative. In part two, he examines ways of remembering the past and making it relevant to the present through fiestas, monuments, and official history. This research clarifies how the revolution has served to authorize and legitimize political factions and particular regimes to the present day. Beyond the Mexican case, it demonstrates how history is used to serve the needs of the present.

Memory before Modernity

Memory before Modernity Author Erika Kuijpers
ISBN-10 9789004261259
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 360
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This volume examines the practice of memory in early modern Europe, showing that this was already a multimedia affair with many political uses, and affecting people at all levels of society; many pre-modern memory practices persist until today.

Popular Media and the American Revolution

Popular Media and the American Revolution Author Janice Hume
ISBN-10 9781136269424
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 168
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The American Revolution—an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins—continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year on July 4 with fireworks and other patriotic displays. But to identify as an American is to connect to a larger national narrative, one that begins in revolution. In Popular Media and the American Revolution, journalism historian Janice Hume examines the ways that generations of Americans have remembered and embraced the Revolution through magazines, newspapers, and digital media. Overall, Popular Media and the American Revolution demonstrates how the story and characters of the Revolution have been adjusted, adapted, and co-opted by popular media over the years, fostering a cultural identity whose founding narrative was sculpted, ultimately, in revolution. Examining press and popular media coverage of the war, wartime anniversaries, and the Founding Fathers (particularly, "uber-American hero" George Washington), Hume provides insights into the way that journalism can and has shaped a culture's evolving, collective memory of its past. Dr. Janice Hume is a professor and head of the Department of Journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She is author of Obituaries in American Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2000) and co-author of Journalism in a Culture of Grief (Routledge, 2008).

The EMDR Revolution

The EMDR Revolution Author Tal Croitoru
ISBN-10 9781614485995
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 196
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EMDR is the fastest and most efficient evidence-based therapy available today. It has resulted in 80-90 percent recovery from PTSD in five to twelve hours and was found to be much faster than cognitive behavior therapy. EMDR is the perfect solution for people who are tired of going through long years of therapy for distress or psychological barriers, those who are considering therapy but are daunted by the long-term commitment, those who have found out that awareness, willpower, and determination are not enough for change, and those who want a deep psychological change in an extremely short period of time. As psychiatrist and professor Bessel A. van der Kolk said, “The speed at which change occurs during EMDR contradicts the traditional notion of time as essential for psychological healing.” The EMDR Revolution educates readers about a revolutionary psychotherapy called EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The main parts of the book include a series of case studies and each case study includes lessons that readers can apply to themselves for better understanding of oneself and human nature.