Semper Fi, Padre: The Mathew Caruso Story by Aaron Elson

During the epic breakout from the Chosin Reservoir, Marine Sgt. Mathew Caruso, assigned as a chaplain’s assistant, heroically saved the life of Chaplain Cornelius “Connie” Griffin at the cost of his own life. on December 6, 1950. Six days later, in New England, Mathew’s son was born. Fourteen months after that, his father’s Silver Star was presented to little Danny Caruso in a ceremony that made national headlines. In 1953 the Caruso Memorial Chapel was dedicated at Camp Pendleton. Two years after that, Mathew’s remains were repatriated and his brother John, himself a Marine, served as his burial escort by train from San Francisco to Hartford, Connecticut. “Semper Fi, Padre” is a story of sacrifice and heroism, but it is also about the effect a death in combat, any death in combat, can have on the lives of many people.

Author: Aaron Elson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938 by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime’s first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally’s analysis of amateur theater as a space where performers, their audiences, and the political authorities came into contact enables her to explore whether this culture emerged spontaneously “from below” or was imposed by the revolutionary elite. She shows that by the late 1920s, Soviet leaders had come to distrust the initiatives of the lower classes, and the amateur theaters fell increasingly under the guidance of artistic professionals. Within a few years, state agencies intervened to homogenize repertoire and performance style, and with the institutionalization of Socialist Realist principles, only those works in a unified Soviet canon were presented.

Author: Lynn Mally

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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How to Draw Anime: Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY! by Eva Komatsu

How to Draw Anime

Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY!

Drawing is viewed as an inventive type of craftsmanship to express the contemplations and sentiment an artist. To be sure, one can express his energy and feeling through drawing wonderful pictures on a clear paper. Then again, drawing is a convoluted procedure that requests sheer ability and skill to appropriately execute and draw. For some people, drawing interestingly or the second is no not exactly a major test. If you pondering about How To Draw a sketch or painting, then you would be joyful to realize that there are various online sources accessible nowadays that have assumed the liability to help children and grown-ups learn drawing with outright flawlessness.
These online sources are resolved to offer you some assistance with learning the specialty of drawing with the help of video instructional exercises and orderly direction. They have far reaching choice of instructive recordings alongside important tips and methods to help with learning drawing.

Here is a preview of what you’ll learn:
How To Draw Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl 2How To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl SittingHow To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Little GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl

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Author: Eva Komatsu

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Computer Curious: Stories and lessons from the dawn of the digital age in africa by Marc Maxmeister

Back in the early 2000s, before Facebook existed, before Google was a verb, African youths were flocking to the Internet. I trekked across Gambia, Senegal, and Ghana in search of what drew them to the Internet. After visits to 30 schools and hundreds of Interviews, I discovered that curiosity and a drive to create in a culture where education stifles creativity was the deeper reason behind the allure of the Internet.

In this book I focus on why and how computer culture evolved in Africa, and wrap it in my own adventures of exotic discomfort on the open road, ill-conceived conceits to bring Internet to remote villages, rocket yams in the name of science, wandering through a refugee camp to deliver a letter, hobnobbing with power mongers in the capitol, and generally seeing how education can foster creativity. Computers are a powerful enabler for creativity, and their novelty in Africa unleashed a lot of great minds.

These stories also illustrate the twisted fate of “development work.” It illustrates the good that a Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Researcher can do in Africa, and offers cautionary tales of ignorant people who try too hard to help without listening to the people they aim to serve. These stories from the dawn of the computer age in Africa offer poignant lessons on how we can tell the difference – and it’s time we learned how. I hope this book inspires and instructs others who started out as naive as I was, but are willing to work with others to build a brighter, more creative world.

Author: Marc Maxmeister

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Bamboo Hut: An Ennin Mystery #49 by Ben Stevens

An attractive young woman begs Ennin to save her brother – from himself.But this man is the infamous artist known as the ‘Painter in Blood’ – and so Ennin’s task seems quite impossible…This is the 49th Ennin MysteryAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai…’ M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer’These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous…’ sshap’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’Thoroughly enjoyed it…’ Daphne Frampton’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Great short stories…’ Ston’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series…’ Amazon Customer’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Very enjoyable…’ Sid’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

Author: Ben Stevens

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Eileen’s War: An Inspirational True Story of a Young Woman in World War Two. by Eileen Younghusband

Eileen le Croissette was just an ordinary teenage girl. Living with her parents, she spent her days roller skating with friends, studying for exams and daydreaming about travelling the world.

But on September 3rd 1939 Britain declared war on Germany and everything changed. With Britain standing alone Eileen was determined to help defend her country. She joined the RAF as a Clerk Special Duties and found herself in the top secret Filter Room – a place so hush-hush she had to sign the Official Secrets Act to work there!

Eileen’s War tells the remarkable story of living through the Blitz, acting as a guide in a liberated Nazi concentration camp and hunting down V2 rocket launchers!

A children’s version of the award-winning memoir One Woman’s War.

Author: Eileen Younghusband

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Maria Lucia Ferruzza

In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economical—unlike stone suitable for carving—clay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness. Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily attest to the prolific coroplastic workshops that supplied sacred and decorative images for sanctuaries, settlements, and cemeteries. Sixty terracottas are investigated here by noted scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, comprising a selection of significant types from the Getty’s larger collection—life-size sculptures, statuettes, heads and busts, altars, and decorative appliqués. In addition to the comprehensive catalogue entries, the publication includes a guide to the full collection of over one thousand other figurines and molds from the region by Getty curator of antiquities Claire L. Lyons. Reflecting the Getty’s commitment to open content, Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum is available online at www.getty.edu/publications/terracottas and may be downloaded free of charge in multiple formats. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, this paperback edition has been made available for sale. 

Author: Maria Lucia Ferruzza

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Semper Fi, Padre: The Mathew Caruso Story by Aaron Elson

During the epic breakout from the Chosin Reservoir, Marine Sgt. Mathew Caruso, assigned as a chaplain’s assistant, heroically saved the life of Chaplain Cornelius “Connie” Griffin at the cost of his own life. on December 6, 1950. Six days later, in New England, Mathew’s son was born. Fourteen months after that, his father’s Silver Star was presented to little Danny Caruso in a ceremony that made national headlines. In 1953 the Caruso Memorial Chapel was dedicated at Camp Pendleton. Two years after that, Mathew’s remains were repatriated and his brother John, himself a Marine, served as his burial escort by train from San Francisco to Hartford, Connecticut. “Semper Fi, Padre” is a story of sacrifice and heroism, but it is also about the effect a death in combat, any death in combat, can have on the lives of many people.

Author: Aaron Elson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

How to Draw Anime: Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY! by Eva Komatsu

How to Draw Anime

Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY!

Drawing is viewed as an inventive type of craftsmanship to express the contemplations and sentiment an artist. To be sure, one can express his energy and feeling through drawing wonderful pictures on a clear paper. Then again, drawing is a convoluted procedure that requests sheer ability and skill to appropriately execute and draw. For some people, drawing interestingly or the second is no not exactly a major test. If you pondering about How To Draw a sketch or painting, then you would be joyful to realize that there are various online sources accessible nowadays that have assumed the liability to help children and grown-ups learn drawing with outright flawlessness.
These online sources are resolved to offer you some assistance with learning the specialty of drawing with the help of video instructional exercises and orderly direction. They have far reaching choice of instructive recordings alongside important tips and methods to help with learning drawing.

Here is a preview of what you’ll learn:
How To Draw Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl 2How To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl SittingHow To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Little GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl

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Author: Eva Komatsu

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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