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Gulf Coast Catastrophe

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
ISBN : UCSD:31822038353892
Genre : BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010
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The Latest Catastrophe

Author : Henry Rousso
ISBN : 9780226165370
Genre : History
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The writing of recent history tends to be deeply marked by conflict, by personal and collective struggles rooted in horrific traumas and bitter controversies. Frequently, today’s historians can find themselves researching the same events that they themselves lived through. This book reflects on the concept and practices of what is called “contemporary history,” a history of the present time, and identifies special tensions in the field between knowledge and experience, distance and proximity, and objectivity and subjectivity. Henry Rousso addresses the rise of contemporary history and the relations of present-day societies to their past, especially their legacies of political violence. Focusing on France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, he shows that for contemporary historians, the recent past has become a problem to be solved. No longer unfolding as a series of traditions to be respected or a set of knowledge to be transmitted and built upon, history today is treated as a constant act of mourning or memory, an attempt to atone. Historians must also negotiate with strife within this field, as older scholars who may have lived through events clash with younger historians who also claim to understand the experiences. Ultimately, The Latest Catastrophe shows how historians, at times against their will, have themselves become actors in a history still being made.

Literary Responses To Catastrophe

Author : Rubina Peroomian
ISBN : UOM:39015032984448
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores how Armenian writers responded to the Ottoman Empire's attempt to exterminate their people in 1915-23, and compares the Jewish responses to the Holocaust. Finds that though there is much similarity between the two bodies of work, each draws on the world view, history, and archetypes of the culture, and must be considered within the larger literary heritage. All excerpts are in English. Paper edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Reminiscences Of Scottish Lifecharacter Twenty Seventh Edition Enlarged With The Author S Latest Corrections And Additions And A Memoir Of Dean Ramsay By Cosmo Innes

Author : Edward Bannerman RAMSAY (Dean of Edinburgh.)
ISBN : BL:A0022043348
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The Culture Of Calamity

Author : Kevin Rozario
ISBN : 9780226725703
Genre : History
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Turn on the news and it looks as if we live in a time and place unusually consumed by the specter of disaster. The events of 9/11 and the promise of future attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the destruction of New Orleans, and the inevitable consequences of environmental devastation all contribute to an atmosphere of imminent doom. But reading an account of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, with its vivid evocation of buildings “crumbling as one might crush a biscuit,” we see that calamities—whether natural or man-made—have long had an impact on the American consciousness. Uncovering the history of Americans’ responses to disaster from their colonial past up to the present, Kevin Rozario reveals the vital role that calamity—and our abiding fascination with it—has played in the development of this nation. Beginning with the Puritan view of disaster as God’s instrument of correction, Rozario explores how catastrophic events frequently inspired positive reactions. He argues that they have shaped American life by providing an opportunity to take stock of our values and social institutions. Destruction leads naturally to rebuilding, and here we learn that disasters have been a boon to capitalism, and, paradoxically, indispensable to the construction of dominant American ideas of progress. As Rozario turns to the present, he finds that the impulse to respond creatively to disasters is mitigated by a mania for security. Terror alerts and duct tape represent the cynical politician’s attitude about 9/11, but Rozario focuses on how the attacks registered in the popular imagination—how responses to genuine calamity were mediated by the hyperreal thrills of movies; how apocalyptic literature, like the best-selling Left Behind series, recycles Puritan religious outlooks while adopting Hollywood’s sty≤ and how the convergence of these two ways of imagining disaster points to a new postmodern culture of calamity. The Culture of Calamity will stand as the definitive diagnosis of the peculiarly American addiction to the spectacle of destruction.

Is America S Housing Market Prepared For The Next Natural Catastrophe?

Author : United States
ISBN : PSU:000058937044
Genre : Electronic government information
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Sacred Cosmogony; Or Primitive Revelation Demonstrated By The Harmony Of The Facts Of The Mosaic History Of The Creation With The Principles Of General Science Translated From The French

Author : L. A. SORIGNET
ISBN : BL:A0023492237
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Over The Holy Land

Author : James Aitken Wylie
ISBN : OXFORD:591075665
Genre : Palestine
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The Latest Calabrian Disaster

Author : William Herbert Hobbs
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032213576
Genre : Earthquakes
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Engineering News

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924062323237
Genre : Engineering
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Harper S Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105011943367
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The Galaxy

Author : William Conant Church
ISBN : PSU:000066654575
Genre : American literature
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Light

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ISBN : HARVARD:HXRRRL
Genre : Parapsychology
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Engineering News And American Contract Journal

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ISBN : IOWA:31858020795195
Genre : Engineering
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Eyewitness To Disaster

Author : Dan Perkes
ISBN : UOM:49015000140583
Genre : Disasters
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Engineering News Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105000787254
Genre : Engineering
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The Postal Supervisor

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ISBN : WISC:89062206149
Genre : Labor unions
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The Japan Daily Mail

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010273378
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The Spectator

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924057525358
Genre : English literature
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Public Health

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103001012
Genre : Public health
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