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Dictionary of World Biography: Second edition

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ISBN: 9781925022247 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_569110 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Bibliography
Added to DOAB on : 2015-07-14 11:01:11
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Jones, Barry Owen (1932- ). Australian politician, writer and lawyer, born in Geelong. Educated at Melbourne University, he was a public servant, high school teacher, television and radio performer, university lecturer and lawyer before serving as a Labor MP in the Victorian Parliament 1972-77 and the Australian House of Representatives 1977-98. He took a leading role in reviving the Australian film industry, abolishing the death penalty in Australia, and was the first politician to raise public awareness of global warming, the ‘post-industrial’ society, the IT revolution, biotechnology, the rise of ‘the Third Age’ and the need to preserve Antarctica as a wilderness. In the Hawke Government, he was Minister for Science 1983-90, Prices and Consumer Affairs 1987, Small Business 1987-90 and Customs 1988-90. He became a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Paris 1991-95 and National President of the Australian Labor Party 1992-2000, 2005-06. He was Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Convention 1998. His books include Decades of Decision 1860- (1965), Joseph II (1968), Age of Apocalypse (1975), and he edited The Penalty is Death (1968). Sleepers, Wake!: Technology and the Future of Work was published by Oxford University Press in 1982, became a bestseller and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and braille. The fourth edition was published in 1995.

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Édith Piaf

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ISBN: 9781781382578 781781384251 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102596
Subject: History
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The world-famous French singer Édith Piaf (1915-63) was never just a singer. Dozens of biographies of her, of variable quality, have seldom got beyond the well known and usually contested ‘facts’ of her life. This book suggests new ways of understanding her. A ‘cultural history’ of Piaf means exploring her cultural, social and political significance as a national and international icon, looking at her shifting meanings over time, at home and abroad. How did she become a star and a myth? What did she come to mean in life and in death? At the centenary of her birth and more than fifty years after her passing, why do we still remember her work and commemorate her through the work of others, from Claude Nougaro and Elton John to Ben Harper and Zaz, as well as in films, musicals, documentaries and tribute acts around the world? What does she mean today? The book proposes the notion of an imagined Piaf.

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Das Universitätsmamsellen-Lesebuch - Fünf gelehrte Frauenzimmer, vorgestellt in eigenen Werken

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ISBN: 9783863952433 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-849 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Fünf unternehmungslustige junge Frauen wuchsen am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts gemeinsam in Göttingen auf: Philippine Gatterer, Caroline Michaelis, Therese Heyne, Meta Wedekind und Dorothea Schlözer. Alle fünf waren Professorentöchter und genossen eine für ihre Zeit außergewöhnliche Bildung, sodass sie der Nachwelt unter dem Namen „Göttinger Universitätsmamsellen“ bekannt wurden. Als Erwachsene wandten sie sich der Literatur zu und veröffentlichten eigenwillige Gedichte, Abenteuerromane, aber auch Reiseberichte, Übersetzungen und Briefe. Dieser Band versammelt eine Auswahl ihrer interessantesten Werke, ergänzt um Kurzbiographien, historische Erläuterungen und einen illustrierten Stadtrundgang.

Horst Mahler. Biographische Studie zu Antisemitismus, Antiamerikanismus und Versuchen deutscher Schuldabwehr

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Book Series: EUKLID : Europäische Kultur und Ideengeschichte. Studien ISSN: 18675018 ISBN: 9783731503880 Year: Volume: 9 Pages: VIII, 529 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000047194 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: History
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Horst Mahler was one of the most important participants of the German student movement during the late 1960s. In the 1990s he bacame a radical National socialist and holocaust denier. This conversion still bothers the German public. There are however ideological continuities in Mahler’s worldview: structural anti-semitism, anti-americanism and repetitive attempts to refuse guilt feelings about the holocaust.

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