When Even Angels Wept

The Senator Joseph McCarthy Affair--a Story Without a Hero

Author: Lately Thomas

Publisher: William Morrow &Company


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 654

View: 8638

The Biography Book

A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 629

View: 9659

From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

Joseph McCarthy

Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator

Author: Arthur Herman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684836254

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 5763

A re-interpretation of one of the most hated figures in American history shows that many of McCarthy's general suspicions about security risks and communist infiltration did have a basis in truth.

Forgotten Tragedies

Author: Bob Dlugos

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3961429529

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 7760

TERRIBLE LIFE-ALTERING CALAMITIES THAT HAVE FADED INTO THE FABRIC OF HISTORY Imagine a deadly terrorist bomb attack on American school kids. Or a sinking ocean liner that claims six times the number of lives lost in the Titanic disaster. Or an attack of deadly snakes on a town leaving fifty dead. THESE THINGS HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED, BUT PEOPLE NO LONGER REMEMBER. This is the premise behind Forgotten Tragedies. This eye-opening new book explores a number of tragic events, worldwide but mostly in the U.S. that have largely been wiped from public memory. These are tragedies with great human consequence, both at the hands of man and mother nature. These events include calamities which have faded into the fabric of time, but should be remembered for their level of heartbreaking catastrophe. “One witness said the flood was like a ‘huge hill rolling over and over.’ A train engineer saved many lives when he saw the flood coming, by throwing his engine in reverse, whistle blaring, to warn the people, until the flood reached the engine and tossed it aside like a toy. The engineer survived, but at least 50 people on the train died.” “Long before cable news, these stories of diabolical minds and tremendous tragedy captured our hearts and united America in hope and prayer. Updates crackles over the radio and blared from front pages. Bob’s book captures these fascinating, bizarre and unimaginable firsts in a book that reads like a charcuterie board... bite-sized, meaty enough to fill in the blank spots in your history memory bank or launch you on a quest to learn even more. Learn more in a few pages than in an hour long documentary, this dictionary of disaster is right-sized doses of drama and it’s all real. A great gift and a must for your coffee table.”-Chris Burrous, News Anchor, KTLA-5 Los Angeles “Dramatic accounts of the strange and bizarre moments of numerous forgotten tragedies. For lovers of quirky history, this is a fascinating glimpse into the Forgotten Tragedies of the past that cry out to be remembered. This book has something for everyone, the short stories are full of historical facts and drama without being too overwhelming. From the Great Molasses Flood to one of the first televised tragedies that brought a nation together, Forgotten Tragedies will leave you wanting more.”-Michelle Pennell, book critic "You don't have to be a 'Debbie Downer' to get something out of these twisted tales of misery and mayhem. They're bite-sized bits of history. An easy collection stories to pick up and hard to put down."-Mai Do, former news anchor “Fascinating and compelling. A detailed walk through some of histories headliners that is thoroughly engaging. A page turner that in the end, left me wanting more.”-Toni Forster, Children's Author

Israel Yearbook on Human Rights


Author: Y. Dinstein Domb

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041104755

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 5862

The "Israel Yearbook on Human Rights" - an annual published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University since 1971 - is devoted to publishing studies by distinguished scholars in Israel and other countries on human rights in peace and war, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The "Yearbook" also incorporates documentary materials, relating to Israel and the Administered Areas, which are not otherwise available in English (including summaries of judicial decisions, compilations of legislative enactments and military proclamations). "Volume 26" contains amongst others articles on The Essence of Democracy; Democracy in International Relations; The Threats to Democracy; and Democracy in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

CBS’s Don Hollenbeck

An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism

Author: Loren Ghiglione

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231516894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 9442

Loren Ghiglione recounts the fascinating life and tragic suicide of Don Hollenbeck, the controversial newscaster who became a primary target of McCarthyism's smear tactics. Drawing on unsealed FBI records, private family correspondence, and interviews with Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Charles Collingwood, Douglas Edwards, and more than one hundred other journalists, Ghiglione writes a balanced biography that cuts close to the bone of this complicated newsman and chronicles the stark consequences of the anti-Communist frenzy that seized America in the late 1940s and 1950s. Hollenbeck began his career at the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal (marrying the boss's daughter) before becoming an editor at William Randolph Hearst's rip-roaring Omaha Bee-News. He participated in the emerging field of photojournalism at the Associated Press; assisted in creating the innovative, ad-free PM newspaper in New York City; reported from the European theater for NBC radio during World War II; and anchored television newscasts at CBS during the era of Edward R. Murrow. Hollenbeck's pioneering, prize-winning radio program, CBS Views the Press (1947-1950), was a declaration of independence from a print medium that had dominated American newsmaking for close to 250 years. The program candidly criticized the prestigious New York Times, the Daily News (then the paper with the largest circulation in America), and Hearst's flagship Journal-American and popular morning tabloid Daily Mirror. For this honest work, Hollenbeck was attacked by conservative anti-Communists, especially Hearst columnist Jack O'Brian, and in 1954, plagued by depression, alcoholism, three failed marriages, and two network firings (and worried about a third), Hollenbeck took his own life. In his investigation of this amazing American character, Ghiglione reveals the workings of an industry that continues to fall victim to censorship and political manipulation. Separating myth from fact, CBS's Don Hollenbeck is the definitive portrait of a polarizing figure who became a symbol of America's tortured conscience.

When Angels Wept

A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Eric G. Swedin

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597975176

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 717

In 1961 at the Bay of Pigs, CIA-trained and -organized Cuban exiles aiming to overthrow Fidel Castro were soundly defeated. Most were taken prisoner by Cuban armed forces. Fearing another U.S. invasion of its new ally, the Soviet Union sneaked into Cuba strategic missiles tipped with nuclear warheads and Soviet troops armed with tactical nuclear weapons. However, a U-2 spy plane flight would soon find the Soviet missile sites, thus sparking the famous missile crisis. For thirteen terrifying days, the world watched nervously as the two superpowers moved toward escalation, holding the world's fate in their hands. Finally, Nikita Khrushchev blinked. He agreed to withdraw the weapons from Cuba in return for John F. Kennedy's pledge not to invade the island. But what if it had not turned out this way? What if the U-2 flight had been delayed? If the confrontation had set off a nuclear war, what would have happened to the United States and Soviet Union in 1962? What kind of account would a historian have written in a world scarred by nuclear war? Eric G. Swedin draws on research made available after the Soviet Union's collapse to examine what could have happened. Top U.S. military officers all urged stronger action against Cuba than the naval blockade, including a bombing campaign and even a full-scale invasion. Unknown to the Americans, meanwhile, the Soviet Union had tactical nuclear weapons in Cuba and were prepared to use them. The 1962 crisis had many possible outcomes. Positing an alternate history helps us better appreciate the dangers of that tense time. Such counterfactual speculation shows what the Cuban missile crisis could have wrought and how it was truly one of the most important moments of the twentieth century.

When Angels Wept

The Rebirth and Dismemberment of Poland and Her People in the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century

Author: Jan S. Prybyla

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604943254

Category: Poland

Page: 240

View: 725

Jan and Marta Przybyła were two ordinary people who perished in the hell of Auschwitz. They died because they were Polish and loyal to their country-a capital crime in the eyes of their killers. Maria Przybyła put her own life in peril in an attempt to save her parents from unspeakable agony at the hands of Nazi barbarians, and to prevent her brother from suffering the same fate. Written by Jan Przybyla's nephew, "When Angels Wept" is a record of people and events long past, but not forgotten. It recounts the story of an individual family caught in the brutal insanity of the Nazi occupation, and the destruction of the Polish state by Germany's war machine. About the Author Jan S. Prybyla, PhD is professor emeritus of economics at Pennsylvania State University, former president of the Conference on European Problems, and adjunct faculty member of the Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State. He has authored and coauthored numerous books on comparative political economy, among them "Market and Plan Under Socialism: The Bird in the Cage" and "The American Way of Peace: An Interpretation."


Author: Hermann Gunkel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525516517

Category: Bible

Page: 527

View: 5274

Reminiscences of a Ranger

Or, Early Times in Southern California

Author: Horace Bell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business

Page: 457

View: 3882

Horace Bell (1830-1918) left Indiana to seek gold in California. In 1852, he moved to Los Angeles and later became involved in American filibustering in Latin America and saw service in the Union Army before returning to Los Angeles after the Civil War to become a lawyer and newspaper publisher. Reminiscences of a ranger (1881) includes anecdotes of Bell's experiences as a Los Angeles Ranger pursuing Joaquin Murietta in 1853, a soldier of fortune in Latin America, a Union officer in the Civil War, and a Los Angeles newspaper editor. He provides lively ancedotes of Los Angeles and its residents under Mexican and American rule, emphasizing cowboys and criminals and native Americans. Throughout, Bell gives special attention to the fate of Hispanic Californians and Native Americans under the United States regime. For another collection of Bell's reminiscences, see On the old west coast (1930).

Under the Sunset

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633558347

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

View: 6488

Far, far away, there is a beautiful Country which no human eye has ever seen in waking hours. Under the Sunset it lies, where the distant horizon bounds the day, and where the clouds, splendid with light and color, give a promise of the glory and beauty that encompass it. Sometimes it is given to us to see it in dreams. This Country is the Land Under the Sunset. This is the story of that Country, and what happened when evil came to abide there. It is a story all of us must hear.

Jesus Wept

A Psychospiritual Handbook of Death, Grief, and Bereavement Counseling for Eastern Orthodox Clergy

Author: Gregory Wynot

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595384250

Category: Psychology

Page: 88

View: 5512

One of the less formal but most important functions of parish ministry entails providing counseling to parishioners in need of sympathetic hearing and understanding advice from someone they personally know and trust. Jesus Wept provides a theological, psychological, and doctrinal foundation of the Eastern Orthodox Christian view of death that counselors can pass along to help the bereaved place the decedent's passing into proper spiritual context. It also discusses the psychological, functional, and spiritual aspects of the Eastern Orthodox funeral services.Author Gregory P. Wynot, Sr. focuses on the especially traumatic circumstances connected with the death of a family member or loved one and details the stages of dying and the grieving process. He also discusses how to diagnose and categorize different kinds of grief as well as how best to approach specific situations. Finally, Wynot looks at the impact of bereavement counseling on the counselor, who must find a delicate balance between being a "spiritual father" and psychological "caregiver". Also included are resource appendices and a bibliography for further reading.Jesus Wept is an invaluable resource that can ease the burden of what is certainly one of the most challenging tasks any counselor is called upon to perform.

A Debonair Scoundrel

An Episode in the Moral History of San Francisco

Author: Lately Thomas

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789121272

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 6358

Originally published in 1962, this book tells the flamboyant story of Abe Ruef and San Francisco’s infamous era of graft. In the year 1906, San Francisco was rocked by two calamitous earthquakes. Nature herself was responsible for one; a man named Ruef was responsible for the other. Abraham Ruef (1864-1936), known as Abe Ruef, was a rogue of innumerable refinements. A classical scholar, a wit, a bon vivant, he was also a political boss who not only picked the city’s officials—among them, “Handsome Gene” Schmitz, San Francisco’s “bassoon mayor”—but picked the city’s pockets as well. When he was finally arraigned for graft, Ruef attempted to appoint himself District Attorney to prosecute the case! In A Debonair Scoundrel, Lately Thomas reconstructs the little known but fantastic career and its gaudy, dramatic setting: a city thrown into wild disorder; fighting in the courts reeking with corruption; kidnappings, and flying bullets with overtones of slapstick comedy and suspense. The men who saw to Ruef’s undoing were relics of a bygone West: millionaire Rudolph Spreckels, who tried to reform his own class; Fremont Older, the Evening Bulletin crusading editor—and others, such as Teddy Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst. Their encounter with Abe Ruef is wittily described by Lately Thomas, author of The Vanishing Evangelist, who has brought his magnificently creative gifts to a book as brilliant and rambunctious as the fabulous era he describes.

In the Shadow of the Cross

The Greatest Conspiracy of All Time

Author: Billy Roberts

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780993242

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 4021

The Shadow of the Cross dispels one of the greatest myths of all time, that Jesus did not die on the cross, and in fact lived on to continue his ministry.. The author makes a detailed analysis of the secret life of Jesus, that was known to the early Christians and which was suppressed later by the Church of Rome. Did Jesus really travel incognito under the name of Yuz Asaph? Did he really marry Mary Magdalene and father her children? Many religious scholars and historians believe that a 2000 year old tomb in Srinagar, Kashmir, known as the Rozabal, was the final resting place of Jesus, 'The Prophet of the Book'. In the Shadow of the Cross explores the scientific as well as the historic facts, bringing to light a truth that has lain buried beneath 2000 years of falsehood, and which culminates in the greatest conspiracy of all time.