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Evolution of the American Toy Industry Post World War II Book by ,

Evolution of the American Toy Industry Post World War II Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN Code: 1105078310

Summary: In the early to mid-1900s American children played with simple toy trains, wooden rocking horses, jacks and baby dolls. In 2007, American children play with an unbelievable range of toys from dolls that can sing to elaborate video games. And for toys to gain the approval of American children, they must be branded with Dora the Explorer, Harry Potter, Spiderman or another one of the latest hit shows or movies. Though many factors played a role in changing the American toy industry, a few can be attributed with profoundly changing the nature of the business in the post World War II period.

Toy wars Book by Andrzej Ziemiański

Toy wars Book
  • Author : Andrzej Ziemiański
  • Publisher : Fabryka Słów Sp.zo.o.
  • Release Date : 2017-08-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 8379642503

Summary: Toy Wars - o babeczce zwanej "Zabaweczka" Pies wojny o zabójczym uroku Lolitki, wytrzymałości G.J.Jane, skuteczności Ripley i obcego ósmego pasażer Nostromo razem wziętych. Z dowódcą o ksywie Dante, zgłębia kręgi ziemskich piekieł. Była narkomanka i prostytutka. Odziedziczy miliony, jeśli przez 10 lat utrzyma się z pracy prywatnego detektywa. Tylko kto zatrudni Marlowa o wyglądzie licealistki... Czekając na robotę mieszka w biurze i żywi się kocim żarciem. Koncentrat zawrotnego tempa, intrygujących fabuł, zaskakujących zwrotów akcji i koszarowego dowcipu.

Transformers: Beast Wars #1 Book by Erik Burnham

Transformers: Beast Wars #1 Book
  • Author : Erik Burnham
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-03
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: Celebrating 25 years of Beast Wars! In the future, the planet Cybertron belongs to the scientific-minded Maximals and the action-oriented Predacons! When a crew of Predacons, led by the successor to the Megatron name, steal a golden disk and a ship capable of traveling through time, it’s up to Optimus Primal and his Maximal crew—Rattrap, Rhinox, Cheetor, and new character Nyx—to catch them! A brand-new Beast era begins in an oversized first issue by Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Transformers/Ghostbusters) and Josh Burcham (Transformers, Transformers Galaxies), yesssss!

The Social Media Reader Book by Michael Mandiberg

The Social Media Reader Book
  • Author : Michael Mandiberg
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN Code: 081476407X

Summary: With the rise of web 2.0 and social media platforms taking over vast tracts of territory on the internet, the media landscape has shifted drastically in the past 20 years, transforming previously stable relationships between media creators and consumers. The Social Media Reader is the first collection to address the collective transformation with pieces on social media, peer production, copyright politics, and other aspects of contemporary internet culture from all the major thinkers in the field. Culling a broad range and incorporating different styles of scholarship from foundational pieces and published articles to unpublished pieces, journalistic accounts, personal narratives from blogs, and whitepapers, The Social Media Reader promises to be an essential text, with contributions from Lawrence Lessig, Henry Jenkins, Clay Shirky, Tim O'Reilly, Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, and Fred von Loehmann, to name a few. It covers a wide-ranging topical terrain, much like the internet itself, with particular emphasis on collaboration and sharing, the politics of social media and social networking, Free Culture and copyright politics, and labor and ownership. Theorizing new models of collaboration, identity, commerce, copyright, ownership, and labor, these essays outline possibilities for cultural democracy that arise when the formerly passive audience becomes active cultural creators, while warning of the dystopian potential of new forms of surveillance and control.

Little Wars Book by H. G. Wells

Little Wars Book
  • Author : H. G. Wells
  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Release Date : 2015-10-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: "LITTLE WARS" is the game of kings—for players in an inferior social position. It can be played by boys of every age from twelve to one hundred and fifty—and even later if the limbs remain sufficiently supple—by girls of the better sort, and by a few rare and gifted women. This is to be a full History of Little Wars from its recorded and authenticated beginning until the present time, an account of how to make little warfare, and hints of the most priceless sort for the recumbent strategist.... But first let it be noted in passing that there were prehistoric "Little Wars." This is no new thing, no crude novelty; but a thing tested by time, ancient and ripe in its essentials for all its perennial freshness—like spring. There was a Someone who fought Little Wars in the days of Queen Anne; a garden Napoleon. His game was inaccurately observed and insufficiently recorded by Laurence Sterne. It is clear that Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim were playing Little Wars on a scale and with an elaboration exceeding even the richness and beauty of the contemporary game. But the curtain is drawn back only to tantalise us. It is scarcely conceivable that anywhere now on earth the Shandean Rules remain on record. Perhaps they were never committed to paper.... And in all ages a certain barbaric warfare has been waged with soldiers of tin and lead and wood, with the weapons of the wild, with the catapult, the elastic circular garter, the peashooter, the rubber ball, and such-like appliances—a mere setting up and knocking down of men. Tin murder. The advance of civilisation has swept such rude contests altogether from the playroom. We know them no more....

The Children's War Book by R. Kennedy

The Children's War Book
  • Author : R. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN Code: 1137319356

Summary: British children were mobilised for total war in 1914-18. It dominated their school experience and they enjoyed it as a source of entertainment. Their support was believed to be vital for Britain's present and future but their participation was motivated by a desire to remain connected to their absent fathers and brothers.

Tumbling After Book by Paul Witcover

Tumbling After Book
  • Author : Paul Witcover
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0061873306

Summary: Jack and Jilly Doone are twelve-year-old twins bound by blood and forbidden secrets. Running wild through endless August afternoons, they explore the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay, spinning fantasies and sneaking cigarettes. But when a near-drowning awakens a strange power in Jack, the line between fantasy and reality blurs. . . . Kestrel is an airie, one of five mutant races born in the conflict known as the Viral Wars. With one companion from each of the other races—a delph, a merm, a mander, and a boggle—he sets out to battle human enemies sworn to exterminate mutantkind. Now the destinies of two worlds move toward a shocking convergence . . . and a climax of violent transfiguration.

Cult Collectors Book by Lincoln Geraghty

Cult Collectors Book
  • Author : Lincoln Geraghty
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-24
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 1136474307

Summary: Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans’ personal narratives. New technologies also add to this changing identity of cult fandom whereby popular websites such as eBay and ThinkGeek become cyber sites of memory and profit for cult fan communities. The book opens with an analysis of the problematic representations of fans and fandom in film and television. Stereotypes of the fan and collector as portrayed in series such as The Big Bang Theory and films like The 40 Year Old Virgin are discussed alongside changes in consumption practices and the mainstreaming of cult media. Following this, theoretical chapters consider issues of gender, representation, nostalgia and the influence of social media. Finally, extended case study chapters examine in detail the connections between the fan community and the commodities bought and sold. Topics discussed include: The San Diego Comic-Con and the cult geographies of the fan convention Hollywood memorabilia and collecting cinema history The Star Wars franchise, merchandising and the adult collector Online stores and the commercialisation of cult fandom Mattel, Hasbro and nostalgia for animated eighties children’s television

The Art of Business Wars Book by David Brown

The Art of Business Wars Book
  • Author : David Brown
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0063019531

Summary: Based on the chart-topping Business Wars podcast, stories and lessons from history’s greatest business rivalries. Using Chinese military genius Sun Tzu’s strategies as a guide, Brown examines why some companies triumph while others crumble. Business is a fight for survival. In business as in war, leaders match their wills in pursuit of opposing outcomes, they devise strategies, and marshal resources for victory. Success can turn on the smallest of details; a single tactical blunder can topple an empire. Ultimately, one side triumphs—and victory is all that matters. David Brown, host of the hit podcast Business Wars, masterfully frames some of the biggest business rivalries in history using revered Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu’s insights and pragmatic advice. Each rivalry he examines tells a story of combined wits, strategies, and resources. Brown chronicles the rise of companies as they vanquish rivals, formulate innovative plans, and adapt to keep up with shifting societal needs. The goal? Stay ahead of the competition and emerge victorious as an industry titan. By compiling powerful insights uncovered over hundreds of episodes and more than a year of in-depth research, Brown has developed a formula for business intrigue that uses popular history as a hook to lure readers in. The stories in The Art of Business Wars are fascinating, but the lessons we draw from them—about determination, ingenuity, patience, grit, subtlety, and other traits that contribute to a victorious enterprise—are invaluable, whether you're a software-slinging freelancer or the CEO of a multinational manufacturer.

The Cute and the Cool Book by Gary Cross

The Cute and the Cool Book
  • Author : Gary Cross
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0195348133

Summary: The twentieth century was, by any reckoning, the age of the child in America. Today, we pay homage at the altar of childhood, heaping endless goods on the young, reveling in memories of a more innocent time, and finding solace in the softly backlit memories of our earliest years. We are, the proclamation goes, just big kids at heart. And, accordingly, we delight in prolonging and inflating the childhood experiences of our offspring. In images of the naughty but nice Buster Brown and the coquettish but sweet Shirley Temple, Americans at mid-century offered up a fantastic world of treats, toys, and stories, creating a new image of the child as "cute." Holidays such as Christmas and Halloween became blockbuster affairs, vehicles to fuel the bedazzled and wondrous innocence of the adorable child. All this, Gary Cross illustrates, reflected the preoccupations of a more gentle and affluent culture, but it also served to liberate adults from their rational and often tedious worlds of work and responsibility. But trouble soon entered paradise. The "cute" turned into "cool" as children, following their parental example, embraced the gift of fantasy and unrestrained desire to rebel against the saccharine excesses of wondrous innocence in deliberate pursuit of the anti-cute. Movies, comic books, and video games beckoned to children with the allures of an often violent, sexualized, and increasingly harsh worldview. Unwitting and resistant accomplices to this commercial transformation of childhood, adults sought-over and over again, in repeated and predictable cycles-to rein in these threats in a largely futile jeremiad to preserve the old order. Thus, the cute child-deliberately manufactured and cultivated--has ironically fostered a profoundly troubled ambivalence toward youth and child rearing today. Expertly weaving his way through the cultural artifacts, commercial currents, and parenting anxieties of the previous century, Gary Cross offers a vibrant and entirely fresh portrait of the forces that have defined American childhood.

Southern Baptist Seminary 1859-2009 Book by Gregory A. Wills

Southern Baptist Seminary 1859-2009 Book
  • Author : Gregory A. Wills
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-27
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN Code: 9780199703784

Summary: With 16.3 million members and 44,000 churches, the Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Baptist group in the world, and the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Unlike the so-called mainstream Protestant denominations, Southern Baptists have remained stubbornly conservative, refusing to adapt their beliefs and practices to modernity's individualist and populist values. Instead, they have held fast to traditional orthodoxy in such fundamental areas as biblical inspiration, creation, conversion, and miracles. Gregory Wills argues that Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has played a fundamental role in the persistence of conservatism, not entirely intentionally. Tracing the history of the seminary from the beginning to the present, Wills shows how its foundational commitment to preserving orthodoxy was implanted in denominational memory in ways that strengthened the denomination's conservatism and limited the seminary's ability to stray from it. In a set of circumstances in which the seminary played a central part, Southern Baptists' populist values bolstered traditional orthodoxy rather than diminishing it. In the end, says Wills, their populism privileged orthodoxy over individualism. The story of Southern Seminary is fundamental to understanding Southern Baptist controversy and identity. Wills's study sheds important new light on the denomination that has played - and continues to play - such a central role in our national history.

Toys, Games, and Action Figure Collectibles of the 1970s: Volume IV Star Wars to Zorro Book by Jonathon Jones

Toys, Games, and Action Figure Collectibles of the 1970s: Volume IV Star Wars to Zorro Book
  • Author : Jonathon Jones
  • Publisher : Jonathon Jones
  • Release Date : 2019-06-03
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 1451
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: The last and final installment of the series, this volume has over 850 pictures covering over 35 categories, with some of the larger and more popular toy lines from the decade included within. Star Wars (Includes foreign releases), Stretch Armstrong, Sunshine Family, Super Jrs., Tree Tots, Viewmaster, Weebles, Wizard of Oz, Wonder Woman, World's Greatest Super-Heroes by Mego, and MANY more! This book, along with the others in the series, will help to define what 70s playtime was all about. From action figures to general toys to games, this guidebook will give visual examples as well as a checklist on a wide variety of items that were produced during this fantastic decade. Whether you're a collector or someone who wants to walk down memory lane, this is the book series that you've been waiting for.

Beaumaroy Home from the Wars Book by Anthony Hope

Beaumaroy Home from the Wars Book
  • Author : Anthony Hope
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: "Beaumaroy Home from the Wars" by Anthony Hope. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Transmedia Franchise of Star Wars TV Book by Dominic J. Nardi,Derek R. Sweet

The Transmedia Franchise of Star Wars TV Book
  • Author : Dominic J. Nardi,Derek R. Sweet
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-11
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN Code: 3030529584

Summary: While previous work on the Star Wars universe charts the Campbellian mythic arcs, political representations, and fan reactions associated with the films, this volume takes a transmedial approach to the material, recognizing that Star Wars TV projects interact with and relate to other Star Wars texts. The chapters in this volume take as a basic premise that the televisual entrants into the Star Wars transmedia storyworld are both important texts in the history of popular culture and also key to understanding how the Star Wars franchise—and, thus, industry-wide transmedia storytelling strategies—developed. The book expands previous work to consider television studies and sharp cultural criticism together in an effort to bring both long-running popular series, long-ignored texts, and even toy commercials to bear on the franchise’s complex history.

Israel’s Asymmetric Wars Book by S. Cohen

Israel’s Asymmetric Wars Book
  • Author : S. Cohen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-09-27
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN Code: 0230112978

Summary: This book is devoted to Israel's asymmetric wars, those conducted against irregular armed groups that have attacked it. It seeks to understand the Israeli strategy in the fight against terrorists acting under the guise of civilians or using the population as human shields. The army has implemented a loosely devised, if not simplistic, doctrine of "disproportionate response" since Israel's founding. The results have been mediocre, nearly always leading to the death of innocent Arab civilians and exacerbating anti-Israeli sentiment. Each time it has led to an escalation that is difficult to control and thrown the entire country into an increasingly inextricable situation. Practically every time it has made Israel, the aggressed party, look like the aggressor. What explains such perseverance? This research is based on vast documentation collected in Israel as well as on more than 60 in-depth interviews with officers and simple soldiers, senior counterterrorism officials, politicians, journalists and NGOs.

Car wars Book by Graeme Davison

Car wars Book
  • Author : Graeme Davison
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • Category: Transportation
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 9781741152807

Summary: This is the story of our love affair with the car and how it changed a city.

Machine Wars Book by Michael Pryor

Machine Wars Book
  • Author : Michael Pryor
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 085798277X

Summary: The Bourne Identity meets The Terminator in this fast-paced technothriller for boys aged 10 to 14. Unknown to the world, a superintelligence has emerged – and it wants to eliminate Bram Argent . . . The superintelligence can control any machine connected to the net, and it uses them as its unstoppable agents to achieve its ends. And the superintelligence is paranoid. Controlling the entire world is its only way to ensure its own existence. Bram’s mother is a high-level computer scientist. She’s been investigating the possibility of the emergence of a superintelligence and she has evidence. But the superintelligence has become aware of her – and decided she needs to be eliminated. Now she's in hiding. Bram must flee and find his parents – while being hunted by every machine on the planet. His friend Stella is caught up in the pursuit and becomes a target because of their friendship. Together, they must survive in an interconnected world where any machine might instantly become a lethal predator . . .

Kennedy's Wars Book by Lawrence Freedman

Kennedy's Wars Book
  • Author : Lawrence Freedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-10-19
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN Code: 0198030754

Summary: In his thousand-day presidency, John F. Kennedy led America through one of its most difficult and potentially explosive eras. With the Cold War at its height and the threat of communist advances in Europe and the Third World, Kennedy had the unenviable task of maintaining U.S. solidarity without leading the western world into a nuclear catastrophe. In Kennedy's Wars, noted historian Lawrence Freedman draws on the best of Cold War scholarship and newly released government documents to illuminate Kennedy's approach to war and his efforts for peace. He recreates insightfully the political and intellectual milieu of the foreign policy establishment during Kennedy's era with vivid profiles of his top advisors--Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, Robert Kennedy--and influential figures such as Dean Acheson and Walt Rostow. Tracing the evolution of traditional liberalism into the Cold War liberalism of Kennedy's cabinet, Freedman evaluates their responses to the tensions in Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam. He gives each conflict individual attention, showing how foreign policy decisions came to be defined for each new crisis in the light of those that had gone before. The book follows Kennedy as he wrestles with the succession of major conflicts--taking advice, weighing the risks of inadvertently escalating the Cold War into outright military confrontation, exploring diplomatic options, and forming strategic judgments that would eventually prevent a major war during his presidency.

Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War Book by Lissa Paul,Rosemary R. Johnston,Emma Short

Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War Book
  • Author : Lissa Paul,Rosemary R. Johnston,Emma Short
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN Code: 1317361660

Summary: Because all wars in the twenty-first century are potentially global wars, the centenary of the first global war is the occasion for reflection. This volume offers an unprecedented account of the lives, stories, letters, games, schools, institutions (such as the Boy Scouts and YMCA), and toys of children in Europe, North America, and the Global South during the First World War and surrounding years. By engaging with developments in Children’s Literature, War Studies, and Education, and mining newly available archival resources (including letters written by children), the contributors to this volume demonstrate how perceptions of childhood changed in the period. Children who had been constructed as Romantic innocents playing safely in secure gardens were transformed into socially responsible children actively committing themselves to the war effort. In order to foreground cross-cultural connections across what had been perceived as ‘enemy’ lines, perspectives on German, American, British, Australian, and Canadian children’s literature and culture are situated so that they work in conversation with each other. The multidisciplinary, multinational range of contributors to this volume make it distinctive and a particularly valuable contribution to emerging studies on the impact of war on the lives of children.

A Toy Epic Book by Emyr Humphreys

A Toy Epic Book
  • Author : Emyr Humphreys
  • Publisher : Seren
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1781722242

Summary: A Toy Epic is the story of three boys moving towards the threshold of adult life in the 1930s. From differing backgrounds their lives cross and touch until they become firm friends. Each of them, Michael, Albie and Iorwerth, take up the story in turn, creating their own particular world and contriubting to the composite picture of life in 'one of the four corners of Wales'. Significantly, A Toy Epic is Wales' most important war novel, the dominant central theme of the book. It is framed by the two World Wars, and their shadows, one gone and one looming, colour the novel dark. War is the ultimate representation in the book of a dilemma: that war, although a threat to the existence of civilisation, can also advance it. A Toy Epic is Wales' shining example of modernism. Humphreys, in this book at least, is a modernist in the exact sense of the word. He experiments with form (in the footsteps of Woolf - in particular The Waves which folds an avuncular arm around A Toy Epic from beginning to end), but also he is conducting these experiments at the fault lines of fear and exaltation that the early part of the twentieth century inspired in its artists. A Toy Epic is a marvellous example of modernist techniques employed to condense the reading experience whilst opening up the riches of the prose's potential. It is also a very moving story of three boys growing up, about childhood, and Welsh childhood specifically, between the wars; it is about church versus chapel, about class, about different types of masculine identity, about prospects, about sex, marriage and about death. As M. Wynn Thomas points out in his full and excellent introduction to this edition, the boys represent the polarities at work in Wales during the time; the anglicanisation of Wales from without and within, the erosion of tradition, the significant internal migrations to the coast. Seldom has the country been so tellingly portrayed.