Author: W. Sydney Robinson
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 9781849543880
Release Date: 2012-05-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A major work by a brilliant young biographer, Muckraker details the tenacity and verve of one of Victorian Britain's most compelling characters. Credited with pioneering investigative reporting, W. T. Stead made a career of 'muckraking': revealing horrific practices in the hope of shocking authorities into reform. As the editor of the Northern Echo, he won the admiration of the Liberal statesman William Gladstone for his fierce denunciation of the Conservative government; at the helm of London's most ininfuential evening paper, the Pall Mall Gazette, he launched the career-defining Maiden Tribute campaign. To expose the scandal of child prostitution, Stead abducted thirteen-year-old Eliza Armstrong (thought by many to be the inspiration behind Eliza Doolittle, from friend George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion), thrusting him into a life of notoriety. Labelled a madman in later life for dabbling in the occult, W. T. Stead conducted his life with an invincible zeal right up until his tragic demise aboard the Titanic. Revealing a man full of curious eccentricities, W. Sydney Robinson charts the remarkable rise and fall of a true Fleet Street legend in this enthralling biography.

Welt im Umbruch

Author: Markus Osterrieder
Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben
ISBN: 9783772540141
Release Date: 2014-05-07
Genre: History

Nach 14-jähriger Forschungsarbeit vermittelt Markus Osterrieder hier ein umfassendes Verständnis des Ersten Weltkriegs. Es ergeben sich ganz neue Zusammenhänge und Erkenntnisse zur Politik der beteiligten Kriegsmächte, zu ihren Motiven und geheimen Zielen. Ergänzt durch die scharfsichtigen Analysen Rudolf Steiners, zeigen sich die tieferen Ursachen des Ersten Weltkriegs in ihren tragischen und weitreichenden Konsequenzen. Zu Recht gilt der Erste Weltkrieg als Urkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts. In den Folgen der von ihm eingeleiteten Umbrüche lebt die Menschheit noch heute. Rudolf Steiner verglich diese Zäsur mit dem Untergang des Römischen Reiches; er wies darauf hin, dass durch den Krieg eine vollständige Zertrümmerung der menschheitlichen Vorstellungen und aller Kultur erfolgt sei, aber auch etwas ganz Neues seinen Anfang genommen habe. In der internationalen historischen Debatte sind in den letzten Jahren wichtige Neuinterpretationen erfolgt (etwa von Christopher Clark), die zeigen, dass die Verantwortlichkeit für den Ausbruch des Krieges nicht ohne starke Vereinfachungen und Verzerrungen auf ein einziges Land abgewälzt werden kann. Zwei Themenbereiche werden anhand der Haltung Rudolf Steiners besonders erörtert: das ungelöste mitteleuropäische Nationalitätenproblem sowie die Weltordnungsvorstellungen, die z.T. kriegsauslösend waren oder erst während des Weltkriegs heraufzogen: Wie sollte die nächste Zukunft nicht nur der europäischen Menschheit gestaltet werden? In diesem Buch erschließen sich viele Hintergrundmotive der einzelnen Weltmächte, und es entsteht ein detailliertes Gesamtbild dieser dramatischen Zeit des Umbruchs.

British Politics Society and Empire 1852 1945

Author: David W. Gutzke
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315387130
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: History

This book draws together essays on modern British history, empire, liberalism and conservatism in honour of Trevor O. Lloyd, Emeritus Professor of Modern British history at the University of Toronto for some thirty years beginning in the 1960s. With Lloyd best known for his two histories of the Empire and of domestic Britain, published in the Short Oxford History of the Modern World series, as well as his pioneering psephological study of the 1880 General Election, the essays include analyses of Anglo-Irish relations, Florence Nightingale, Canada, muckrackers, the Primrose League and prisoners of war during World War II.

Victorian Christianity at the Fin de Si cle

Author: Frances Knight
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780857727893
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre: Religion

The period known as the fin de siecle - defined in this groundbreaking book as chiefly the period between1885 and 1901 - was a fluid and unsettling epoch of optimism and pessimism, endings and beginnings, aswell as of new forms of creativity and anxiety. The end of the century has attracted much interest from scholars of literary and cultural studies, who regard it as a critical moment in the history of their disciplines; but it has been relatively ignored by religious historians. Frances Knight here sets right that neglect. She shows how late Victorian society (often said to be one of the most intensely Christian cultures the world has ever seen) reacted to the bold agendas being set by the thinkers of the fin de siecle; and how prominent Church figures during the era first identified many of the concerns that have preoccupied Christians latterly. These include an active interest in social justice and the creation of new types of communities; increasingly open discussion of the sexual exploitation of children; debates about society's 'decadence'; new ideas about the role of women; and the belief in the redemptive powers of art, pioneered by figures as diverse as P.T. Forsyth, Percy Dearmer and Samuel and Henrietta Barnett.Examining in particular the Christian world of fin de siecle London, the author offers penetrating insights intoa society in which the ritual and culture of Christianity sometimes permeated the aesthetic movement andwhere devotees of the aesthetic movement - like Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde and their disciples - often revealed a fascination with Christianity. She argues that the 'long 1890s' was a decisive decade in which various sections of Christian opinion, both on the progressive and the more conservative wings of the faith, began to express views which set the tone for attitudes which would become commonplace in the twentieth century. Victorian Christianity at the Fin de Siecle is the focussed treatment of religion and culture at the end of the nineteenth century that the field has long needed. It will be welcomed by scholars of church history, social and cultural history and the history of ideas.

Bernard Shaw W T Stead and the New Journalism

Author: Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319490076
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Performing Arts

This book explores Bernard Shaw’s journalism from the mid-1880s through the Great War—a period in which Shaw contributed some of the most powerful and socially relevant journalism the western world has experienced. In approaching Shaw’s journalism, the promoter and abuser of the New Journalism, W. T. Stead, is contrasted to Shaw, as Shaw countered the sensational news copy Stead and his disciples generated. To understand Shaw’s brand of New Journalism, his responses to the popular press’ portrayals of high profile historical crises are examined, while other examples prompting Shaw’s journalism over the period are cited for depth: the 1888 Whitechapel murders, the 1890-91 O’Shea divorce scandal that fell Charles Stewart Parnell, peace crusades within militarism, the catastrophic Titanic sinking, and the Great War. Through Shaw’s journalism that undermined the popular press’ shock efforts that prevented rational thought, Shaw endeavored to promote clear thinking through the immediacy of his critical journalism. Arguably, Shaw saved the free press.

The Armstrong Girl

Author: Cathy Le Feuvre
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 9780745968216
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Religion

In November 1885 Victorian England was scandalised by a court case which lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. In the Old Bailey dock was the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, which had recently published a series of articles on the sex trade; a reformed brothel keeper; and the second-in-command of The Salvation Army, Bramwell Booth. The group was accused of abducting a 13 year old girl, Eliza Armstrong. The group had set up the scheme to expose the trade in young girls. The resulting scandal triggered a massive petition and the raising of the Age of Consent from 13 to 16. Many MPs and other men in positions of power were furious, and the campaigners were indicted under the 1861 Abduction Act. Booth would be acquitted, but others went to prison, martyrs for justice. The Armstrong Girl is the story of that scandal, and of the Christians who fought for this essential change in the law.

Speak Well of Me The Authorised Biography of Ronald Harwood

Author: W. Sydney Robinson
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781786820440
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Talk of me sometimes. Speak well of me. Actors live on only in the memory of others. Speak well of me.’ The Dresser, Act Two Ronald Harwood is one of the foremost playwrights and screenplay writers alive today. He has won an Oscar for his adaptation of The Pianist, a BAFTA for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and has been celebrated in the theatre for his classic play, The Dresser, which has been adapted for both television and cinema – most recently in a BBC production starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins. His life has been one of adventure and achievement. He was born Ronald Horwitz, the youngest child of a poor South African couple, Ike and Bella, originally from Lithuania and East London respectively. After developing a love of the West End through inspirational teachers and battered copies of a magazine called Theatre World of an interview at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1951. Subsequently he joined the theatre company of the famous actor-manager Donald Wolfit, who would later provide the inspiration for the central character of The Dresser This book is not only aimed at lovers of cinema and theatre, but also readers who are interested in the human struggle of a man who has overcome great obstacles to achieve success in his chosen field. It explores some of the moral dilemmas which Harwood has faced in his own lifetime, from the guilt of having accepted the apartheid system while growing up in South Africa to his decision to collaborate on two occasions with the controversial film director Roman Polanski. Speak Well of Me is a biography based on a series of interviews with Ronald Harwood, as well as extensive study of his press-cuttings and personal papers. Many of his contemporaries, including Tom Stoppard, Arnold Wesker, Antonia Fraser, Tom Courtenay and Antony Sher have also shared their memories with the author.

Media Control

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492962537
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Social Science

Nicht erst im Irakkrieg spielten die US-Massenmedien eine fatale Rolle als Propagandainstrumente der Außenpolitik. Noam Chomsky, einer der wichtigsten Querdenker der USA, wirft den Medien vor, unbequeme Tatsachen bereitwillig zu verschleiern und die Verbrechen des »Feindes« wie mit der Lupe zu betrachten. Obwohl sie keiner direkten staatlichen Kontrolle unterliegen, verstehen sich die Massenmedien in den USA nicht als kritische Gegner, sondern als Partner der Regierung und ihrer hegemonialen Ziele.

Miss Daisy und der Tote im Chelsea Hotel

Author: Carola Dunn
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841215055
Release Date: 2018-05-18
Genre: Fiction

Miss Daisy in New York. Daisy Dalrymple reist mit ihrem frischgebackenen Ehemann Alec Fletcher von Scotland Yard nach Amerika. Im berühmten Chelsea Hotel in New York freundet Daisy sich mit einigen skurrilen Hotelgästen an. Bei einem Treffen mit dem Herausgeber des Magazins, für das sie schreibt, hört sie plötzlich einen Schuss – ein Reporter ist tot, doch der Täter kann entkommen. Mit ihren neuen Freunden mischt Daisy sich in die Ermittlungen ein. Eine Spur zum Mörder führt sie quer durch das Amerika der Roaring Twenties. Ein Kriminalfall aus den Goldenen Zwanzigern voll skurriler Figuren.

Polar der Titanic B r

Author: Daisy Corning Stone Spedden
ISBN: 3788601361
Release Date: 1995

Aus der Sicht eines Plüschbären erzählte Geschichte vom Leben der reichen Gesellschaft Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts und den Ereignissen beim Untergang des Luxusdampfers Titanic. (ab 9).

Imagin re Gespr che

Author: Walter Savage Landor
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783842406247
Release Date: 2012-05

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Das Panoptikum

Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783882211139
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Philosophy

Überwachen und Strafen Im Panoptikum, Jeremy Benthams idealem Gefängnis- und Erziehungsbau, werden die Delinquenten permanenter Überwachung durch einen Aufseher unterzogen, der im Mittelpunkt eines kreisförmigen Gebäudes sitzt. Aber zu welchem Zweck? Michel Foucault interpretierte in seinem Werk Überwachen und Strafen (1975) Benthams Bau als Prototyp für die latente Perversion bürgerlicher Aufklärung, die Schizophrenie eines Liberalismus, der stets das Gute will und stets das Böse schafft. Aber stimmt das wirklich? Die erste deutsche Übersetzung von Panoptikum offenbart die Aktualität von Benthams Gedankenwelt. Als Begründer des Utilitarismus und Anhänger des Wirtschaftsliberalismus war er davon überzeugt, dass der Kapitalismus der wahre Schlüssel zum Glück des Menschen ist - und nichts anderes als den Weg zum Glück wollte er mit dem Panoptikum jedem Menschen ebnen. Ebook-Version ohne Interview mit Michel Foucault.