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Pistols Politics And The Press

Author : Ryan Chamberlain
ISBN : 9780786452538
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Dueling is a fundamental part of the history of journalism. By examining the 19th century Code Duello, the accepted standards under which a duel could be conducted, the causes of combative responses between journalists are shown. Each chapter examines an aspect of this relationship from the 19th century until the present"--Provided by publisher.

Pistols And Politics

Author : Samuel C. Hyde, Jr.
ISBN : 080712270X
Genre : History
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In the nineteenth-century South, there existed numerous local pockets where cultures and values different from those of the dominant planter class prevailed. One such area was the Florida parishes of southeastern Louisiana, where peculiar conditions combined to create an enclave of white yeomen. In the years after the Civil War, levels of violence among these men escalated to create a state of chronic anarchy, producing an enduring legacy of bitterness and suspicion. In Samuel C. Hyde's careful and original study of a society that degenerated into utter chaos, he illuminates the factors that allowed these conditions to arise and triumph. Early in the century, the Florida parishes were characterized by an exceptional level of social and political turmoil. Stability emerged as the cotton economy expanded into the piney-woods parishes during the 1820s and 1830s, bringing with it slaves and prosperity -- but also bringing increasing dominance of the region by a powerful planter elite that shaped state government to suit its purposes. By the early 1840s, Jacksonian political rhetoric inspired a newfound assertiveness among the common folk. With the construction of a railroad through the piney-woods region at the close of the antebellum period and the collapse of the planter class at the end of the Civil War, the plain folk were finally able to reject the planters' authority. Traditional patterns of political and economic stability were permanently disrupted, and the residents -- their Jeffersonian traditions now corrupted by the brutal war and Reconstruction periods -- rejected all governance and resorted increasingly to violence as the primary solution to conflict. For the remainder of the nineteenth century, the Florida Parishes had some of the highest murder rates in the country. In Pistols and Politics, Hyde gives serious scrutiny to a region heretofore largely neglected by historians, integrating the anomalies of one area of Louisiana into the history of the state and the wider South. He reassesses the prevailing myth of poverty in the piney woods, portrays the conscious methods of the ruling planter elite to manipulate the common people, and demonstrates the destructive possibilities inherent in the area's political traditions as well as the complex mores, values, and dynamics of a society that produced some of the fiercest and most enduring feuds in American history.

Pistols To Press

Author : Jeff Lanza
ISBN : 0615454593
Genre : Crisis management
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Pistols to Press is about Jeff Lanza's career as an FBI Special Agent and his transition to one of the Bureau's most widely recognized and effective spokesman. The delightful anecdotes - how he dealt with likes of Larry King and Connie Chung - provide powerful lessons to help the reader become a more effective communicator.

Pistol Packin Mama

Author : Shelly Romalis
ISBN : 0252067282
Genre : Social Science
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Meet Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960), one of American folklore's most fascinating characters.A coal miner's daughter, she grew up in eastern Kentucky, married a miner, and became a midwife, labor activist, and songwriter. Fusing hard experience with rich Appalachian musical tradition, her songs became weapons of struggle.In 1931, at age fifty, she was discovered and brought north, sponsored and befriended by an illustrious circle of left-wing intellectuals and musicians, including Theodore Dreiser, Alan Lomax, and Charles Seeger and his son Pete. Along with Sarah Ogan Gunning, Jim Garland (two of Aunt Molly's half-siblings), Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and other folk musicians, she served as a cultural broker, linking the rural working poor to big-city left-wing activism.Shelly Romalis draws upon interviews and archival materials to construct this portrait of an Appalachian woman who remained radical, raucous, proud, poetic, offensive, self-involved, and in spirit the real pistol packin' mama of the song.

The Filth And The Fury

Author : Julien Temple
ISBN : 0312264941
Genre : Drama
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The official companion to the Fine Line Features documentary film. The Sex Pistols burst onto the music scene in 1976 and smashed up everything they touched. Their revolutionary sound energized disaffected youth worldwide while their larger-than-life singer, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), and bass player, Sid Vicious, captured headlines throughout the Pistols' twenty-six-month reign as the lads who created punk. For the first time, John Lydon, Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, Steve Jones, and Sid Vicious tell their story together in their own words through new interviews and archival material. Raw and engaging, The Filth and the Fury captures the emotions and egos that fueled the Pistols' rise to fame and ultimately brought them down. Dive from the stage into The Filth and the Fury.

No Future

Author : Matthew Worley
ISBN : 9781107176898
Genre : History
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An innovative history of British youth culture during the 1970s and 1980s, charting the full spectrum of punk's cultural development.

Guns Across America

Author : Robert Spitzer
ISBN : 9780190228583
Genre : Political Science
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Highly readable and accessible book that deals with an incendiary topic in a non-polemical way Brings together previously unpublished data on historical gun laws in America Addresses such timely issues as the 'stand your ground' controversy, the 'right of rebellion, ' the debate over the regulation of assault weapons, and the fundamental question of whether the government does or should possess a monopoly over the use of force

God Save Sex Pistols

Author : Johan Kugelberg
ISBN : 9780847846269
Genre : Music
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The only large-scale illustrated book on the band on the market, and the only book of its kind to have approval of the band themselves. Most titles on market about the Sex Pistols are reading books / unofficial biographies; this will be heavily illustrated and will focus on aesthetics and ephemera to appeal to both music and design audiences. Definitive and collectible. A fresh and definitive visual celebration of the original punk band -- the group that defined a movement, energized a generation, and brought punk music and the safety-pin aesthetic to the mainstream.

Lipstick Traces

Author : Greil Marcus
ISBN : 9780674736856
Genre : Social Science
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This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself.

Citizen Protectors

Author : Jennifer Carlson
ISBN : 9780199347551
Genre : Political Science
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"In this in-depth and systematic look at gun carriers, Jennifer Carlson draws on her fieldwork attending guns shows and training courses, becoming an NRA certified instructor, and carrying a firearm to unpack the everyday politics of guns. Carlson argues that guns are taken up to address practical problems of policing and protection-in effect to manage social insecurities and suspicions surrounding state disinvestment and the efficacy of state institutions, especially law enforcement. In this context, guns carrying becomes a means of practicing good citizenship by producing social order amidst disorder. This understanding helps to clarify why Americans cling to their guns as both practical and symbolically charged tools of policing and protection, but it also sheds light on the NRA's hidden power as the primary organization that certifies Americans to carry guns. Rather than focus simply on how to handle a firearm responsibly, these training courses primarily cultivate the disposition, capacity, and desire to use guns in self-defense as well as teach the idea that carrying guns is a part of responsible citizenship."--

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