Images of History:Kant, Benjamin, Freedom, and the Human Subject Richard Eldridge
The Australian Country Girl: History, Image, Experience: Catherine Driscoll
Intelligence agencies spend huge sums of money to collect and analyze vast quantities of national security data for their political leaders. How well is this intelligence analyzed, how often is it acted on by policymakers, and does it have a positive or negative effect on decision making? Drawing on declassified documents, interviews with intelligence veterans and policymakers, and other sources, The Image of the Enemy breaks new ground as it examines how seven countries analyzed and used intelligence to shape their understanding of their main adversary. The cases in the book include the Soviet Union´s analysis of the United States (and vice versa), East Germany´s analysis of West Germany (and vice versa), British intelligence in the early years of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Israeli intelligence about the Palestinians, Pakistani intelligence on India, and US intelligence about Islamist terrorists. These rivalries provide rich case studies for scholars and offer today´s analysts and policymakers the opportunity to closely evaluate past successes and failures in intelligence analysis and the best ways to give information support to policymakers. Using these lessons from the past, they can move forward to improve analysis of current adversaries and future threats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058190/bk_acx0_058190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than 140 years, the Hash Knife brand has intrigued Western history lovers. From its rough-and-ready-sounding name to its travels throughout Texas, Montana, and Arizona, the Hash Knife sports a romance like few others in the cattle industry. Several outfits have been proud to call the brand their own, and the stories behind the men who worked for these companies are the epitome of Western lore and truth combined. Beginning in 1884, the Hash Knife - owned by the Aztec Land and Cattle Company - came to Arizona. The brand left a lasting impression on places like Holbrook, Joseph City, Winslow, and the famed OW Ranch while shaping Northern Arizona. From its historic roots to the famed Hash Knife Pony Express Ride that takes place each January, the Hash Knife has left its mark as a beloved mainstay of the American West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: G. S. Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032168/bk_acx0_032168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Nominee, History, 2013 Toby Lester, author of the award-winning The Fourth Part of the World, masterfully crafts yet another century-spanning saga of people and ideas in this epic story of Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic drawing of a man inscribed in a circle and a square. Over time, the nearly 550-year-old ink-on-paper sketch has transformed into a collective symbol of the nature of genius, the beauty of the human form, and the universality of the human spirit; it has also been replicated ad nauseam on mass-produced coffee cups, T-shirts, book covers, and corporate logos. With narrative flair and great intellectual sweep, Lester revives the rich history of Vitruvian Man and endows the drawing with renewed authenticity. Not only did Leonardo subscribe to the idea—first conceived by the Roman architect Vitruvius—that the human body was a microcosm geometrically aligned with the divine circle and the earthly square, Lester reveals that by studying the body’s proportions and anatomy, the artist also felt he could obtain a godlike perspective of the world´s makeup. Da Vinci´s Ghost captures a pivotal time in the history of Western thought, when the Middle Ages was giving way to the Renaissance, when art and science and philosophy all seemed to be converging as one, and when it seemed possible, at least to Leonardo da Vinci, that a single human being might embody—and even understand—the nature of everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002372/bk_tant_002372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in Germany in 1980, British historian Ian Kershaw´s The ´´Hitler Myth´´ is recognized as one of the most important books ever written about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi State. Kershaw wanted to focus on what he called the ´´history of everyday life´´, and so investigated the attitude of the German public to Hitler at the time, rather than looking at the dictator from the perspective of those in positions of power. He was intrigued to find out how someone like Hitler could have become such a powerful figure during his rise, and why so many Germans appeared to permit the brutality of the Nazi regime. Kershaw´s work popularized the concept of the ´´Hitler myth´´ and his book was published in numerous editions and translated into many different languages. It has proved to be a useful tool for analyzing not only the Nazis, but also other movements or regimes with similar leadership cults, such as the Stalin-era Soviet Union. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063875/bk_acx0_063875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of ´´pseudo-events´´ - events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported - and the contemporary definition of celebrity as ´´a person who is known for his well-knownness´´.Since then Daniel J. Boorstin´s prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any listeners who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Danko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012069/bk_blak_012069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Image Of God In The History Of Christian Thoughts: Reymand Hutabarat, Franklin Hutabarat
Films and destination image: when violence is based on history: Arthur Araújo