Cotton Field of Dreams

A Memoir

Cotton Field of Dreams

The author describes her life as one of seventeen children of sharecroppers growing up in Arkansas and her journey to the White House as the diarist to President Bill Clinton.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Beautiful and creative, Field of Dreams goes beyond and above the ordinary to explicate life and experiences to the extreme. Field of Dreams is a compelling and loving image of good times and memories told in a wonderful way. Field of Dreams will hold the attention of young and old as they read and dream and ponder on the clear definitive prose and powerful expression of Jerry Blaton, the new credible author of this most amazing anthology. Buy a copy for each of your friends, as you will enjoy years of harmonious reading, hope, and cheer, and gloat over Field of Dreams in conversation. Jerry Blaton – what is new, exciting, and "hot off the presses" – Buy your copy today.

Transpacific Field of Dreams

How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

Transpacific Field of Dreams

Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.

Building Your Field of Dreams

Building Your Field of Dreams

Building Your Field of Dreams is both a compelling personal story and a practical and inspiring guide for anyone who has ever hoped for a better life. Mary Morrissey's own dreams were nearly shattered at age 16, when pregnancy forced her into a reluctant marriage that nevertheless became the crucible for remarkable lessons in faith. As she was tested by the near-death of one of her children, by life-threatening kidney disease, and by years of struggling to make ends meet, she clung to her determination to be a minister. Now, with powerful examples from many dream-builders she has known, she shows how anyone can identify their deepest desires, build a partnership with God, confront obstacles and failure, and overcome the mental blocks that keep us from our potential. It's a great message, compellingly delivered by a great teacher. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Frozen Field of Dreams, Science, Strategy, and the Antarctic in Norway, Sweden, and the British Empire, 1912-1952

A Frozen Field of Dreams, Science, Strategy, and the Antarctic in Norway, Sweden, and the British Empire, 1912-1952

The dissertation examines how actors in Norway, Sweden, and the British Empire conceived the Antarctic as a space for science during the years 1912 to 1952. Instead of tracing a narrative of enlightenment, how science became the dominant form of activity in the Antarctic, I examine a series of episodes with particular attention to why particular kinds of science held sway within specific political, cultural, and economic contexts. Concerned more with how Antarctic science was planned and justified than how it was executed in the field, the project draws upon recent scholarship in geography and geopolitics, as well as the history of exploration. The six case studies involve an aborted Anglo-Swedish Antarctic expedition in 1912; Britain's interwar Antarctic whaling research program; debates among whaling magnates and their associates over the relationship between Antarctic science and whaling in interwar Norway; the culture of polar exploration that emerged at Cambridge (and to some extent Oxford) between the world wars; the approach to polar exploration and quantitative glaciology pioneered by the Swedish geographer Hans Ahlmann; and the complicated history of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949-52). I conclude with an epilogue arguing that the rise of international science in the Antarctic during the 1950s reflected the geopolitical dynamics of the Cold War, rather than the triumph of science over politics.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams


Flatlining on the Field of Dreams

Cultural Narratives in the Films of President Reagan's America

Flatlining on the Field of Dreams

Flatlining on the Field of Dreams takes a apart some of the most commercially successful films of the epoch, demonstrating how they reflected, debated, and played with the dominant ideology of the time. . . . cleverly and wittily written . . . . The book will work extremely well in the classroom."-Film Quarterly "From Back to the Future to Forrest Gump, Nadel shows not only how notions of cinematic time re-script political change but how our very conceptualizations of change are thematized by our experiences of watching movies. This is not simply film history, or film as history, but film affirming "history" in the same way that Ronald Reagan affirmed film narratives."-Susan Jeffords, University of Washington "Flatlining on the Field of Dreams brilliantly restages the cultural narratives associated with Reaganism within a neo-imperialist cinematic space and reveals the heretofore unexamined role class played in the reproduction of those narratives."-Donald E. Pease, Dartmouth College Flatlining on the Field of Dreams demonstrates, with witty prose and careful analysis, how the overindulgent, image-conscious years of the Reagan administration are reflected in sundry aspects of American films produced during that era. Discussing dozens of films, including Home Alone, Beetlejuice, Ghost, The Little Mermaid, Working Girl, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Trading Places, Alan Nadel identifies narratives about credit, deregulation, gender, race, and masculinity that defined "President Reagan's America." Linking the way Hollywood films work to the stories they tell, he explains how the ideas and values of Reaganism became the symbolic food of a hyper-consumptive society. The book provides hard-to-ignore demonstrations of the extensive synergy between politics, history, and popular culture. Alan Nadel, a professor of literature and film studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is the author of Containment Culture: American Narratives, Postmodernism, and the Atomic Age, as well as books on Ralph Ellison and August Wilson. His essay on Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments won MLA's 1993 William Riley Parker Prize.

The Boys of Brooklyn

The Parade Grounds: Brooklyn's Field of Dreams

The Boys of Brooklyn

Praise for A BROOKLYN DODGERS READER Edited by Andrew Paul Mele Forward by Carl Erskine .."..should become one of the standard histories of the irrepressible Dodgers." - Donald Honig "One of the finest collections of baseball writings ever assembled." - Tom Knight Brooklyn Baseball Historian " It's all there, told in the words of Red Smith, Jimmy Canon, and W. C. Heinz, guys who would be worth reading if they were writing about lawn care." - Jay Price Staten Island Advance

Jung and Film

Jung and Film

The work of Jung is not useful only for therapy, but also as a way of understanding the world, transcending many areas, including film. This is the first book to apply Jungian analysis specifically to film criticism. Jung & Film brings together some of the best new writing from both sides of the Atlantic. Christopher Hauke, Ian Alister, and an excellent array of contributors look at how Jungian ideas can help us understand films and the genres to which they belong, illustrating this with examinations of seminal films including Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, and 2001 - A Space Odyssey. Both scholarly thinking and therapeutic insight come together here with the focus on movies and their place in our psychological development. Taking a fresh look at an ever-changing medium, Jung & Film is essential reading for academics and students of Analytical Psychology, as well as Film, Media and Cultural Studies.