Taking his title from Richard Wright’s poem "The FB Eye Blues," Maxwell details how the FBI threatened the international travels of African American writers and prepared to jail dozens of them in times of national emergency. All the same, he shows that the Bureau’s paranoid style could prompt insightful criticism from Hoover’s ghostreaders and creative replies from their literary targets. For authors such as Claude McKay, James Baldwin, and Sonia Sanchez, the suspicion that government spy-critics tracked their every word inspired rewarding stylistic experiments as well as disabling self-censorship.
Illuminating both the serious harms of state surveillance and the ways in which imaginative writing can withstand and exploit it, F.B. Eyes is a groundbreaking account of a long-hidden dimension of African American literature.
Decades before Black Lives Matter returned James Baldwin to prominence, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI considered the Harlem-born author the most powerful broker between black art and black power. Baldwin’s 1,884-page FBI file, covering the period from 1958 to 1974, was the largest compiled on any African American artist of the Civil Rights era. This collection of once-secret documents, never before published in book form, captures the FBI’s anxious tracking of Baldwin’s writings, phone conversations, and sexual habits—and Baldwin’s defiant efforts to spy back at Hoover and his G-men.
James Baldwin: The FBI File reproduces over one hundred original FBI records, selected by the noted literary historian whose award-winning book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, brought renewed attention to bureau surveillance. William J. Maxwell also provides an introduction exploring Baldwin's enduring relevance in the time of Black Lives Matter along with running commentaries that orient the reader and offer historical context, making this book a revealing look at a crucial slice of the American past—and present.
Despite their interest, analysts have been confounded in attempts to explain Asian development-without resources and colonies, without internal violence, and broadly distributing wealth as they have grown. Existing theories of development offer little guidance. Even explanations that look to the special circumstances of Asian countries have their weaknesses. McCord considers some of these ideas, so as to draw from them common themes. These so-called explanations have ranged from the "culture" argument, which he generally discounts, to the more persuasive arguments positing that Asian social structures have enabled them to avoid some of the problems in the West, while wise political policies have fueled economic development Reviewing all of these explanations, McCord identifies a common group of socioeconomic values and policies shared by most of these nations. And these, he shows, tell us much.
"The Dawn of the Pacific Century "convincingly makes the case for a genuinely Asian model of development-one that must be understood, on its own terms, without reference to either Adam Smith or Karl Marx. McCord's is an optimistic vision. He acknowledges some very real perils that may lay ahead for these nations, but believes they will be overcome. On the critical question of whether the Asian model is applicable to other parts of the developing world McCord answers "Yes, if...," and outlines what non-Asian nations must do to achieve their own successes.
Engagingly written, displaying a commanding knowledge of a broad range of literature, and informed by deep personal experience in Asia and other parts of the world, "The Dawn of the Pacific Century "challenges conventional thinking. It should find a broad professional social science readership. In addition, those general readers who wish to learn from and understand the Asian challenge will find this book a good beginning.
Tracing the development of the Left over the course of the last century, the essays connect the Old Left of the pre-World War II era to the New Left and Third World nationalist Left of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as to the multicultural Left that has emerged since the 1970s. Individual essays explore the Left in relation to the work of such key figures as Ralph Ellison, T. S. Eliot, Chester Himes, Harry Belafonte, Americo Paredes, and Alice Childress. The collection also reconsiders the role of the Left in such critical cultural and historical moments as the Harlem Renaissance, the Cold War, and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
The contributors are Anthony Dawahare, Barbara Foley, Marcial Gonzalez, Fred Ho, William J. Maxwell, Bill V. Mullen, Cary Nelson, B. V. Olguin, Rachel Rubin, Eric Schocket, James Smethurst, Michelle Stephens, Alan Wald, and Mary Helen Washington.
William J. Turkel asks completely fresh questions about the evolutionary, environmental, and historical aspects of people’s interest in electric fish. Stimulated by painful encounters with electric catfish, torpedos, and electric eels, people learned to harness the power of electric shock for medical therapies and eventually developed technologies to store, transmit, and control electricity. Now we look to these fish as an inspiration for engineering new sensors, computer interfaces, autonomous undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries.-- John R. McNeill, Georgetown University
McKay's verse eludes easy definition, yet this complete anthology, vividly introduced and carefully annotated by William J. Maxwell, acquaints readers with the full transnational evolution of a major voice in twentieth-century poetry.
100 science fiction stories make up this massive collection.
Works and authors include:
Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
The Hour of Battle by Robert Sheckley
The House from Nowhere by Arthur G. Stangland
The Huddlers by William Campbell Gault
Human Error by Raymond F. Jones
The Hunted Heroes by Robert Silverberg
I Like Martian Music by Charles E. Fritch
Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon by Richard Sabia
I'll Kill You Tomorrow by Helen Huber
A Stranger Here Myself by Dallas McCord Reynolds
If at First You Don't... by John Brudy
Impossible Voyage Home by Floyd L. Wallace
In Case of Fire by Gordon Randall Garrett
In the Cards by Alan Cogan
In the Control Tower by Will Mohler
The Orbit of Saturn by Roman Frederick Starzl
The Year 2889 by Jules Verne and Michel Verne
An Incident on Route 12 by James H. Schmitz
Revolution by Poul William Anderson
Infinite Intruder by Alan Edward Nourse
The Infra-Medians by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Inside John Barth by William W. Stuart
Insidekick by Jesse Franklin Bone
Instant of Decision by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Instant of Now by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Irresistible Weapon by Horace Brown Fyfe
Islands in the Air by Lowell Howard Morrow
The Issahar Artifacts by Jesse Franklin Bone
It's a Small Solar System by Allan Howard
It's All Yours by Sam Merwin
The Jameson Satellite by Neil Ronald Jones
Jimsy and the Monsters by Walt Sheldon
Join Our Gang? by Sterling E. Lanier
Joy Ride by Mark Meadows
The Judas Valley by Gerald Vance
Junior Achievement by William Lee
The Junkmakers by Albert R. Teichner
The Jupiter Weapon by Charles Louis Fontenay
The K-Factor by Harry Harrison
The Keeper by Henry Beam Piper
Keep Out by Fredric Brown
The Kenzie Report by Mark Clifton
The Knights of Arthur by Frederik Pohl
Know Thy Neighbor by Elisabeth R. Lewis
A Knyght Ther Was by Robert F. Young
Larson's Luck by Gerald Vance
THE LAST DAYS OF EARTH by GEORGE C. WALLIS
The Last Evolution by John Wood Campbell
The Last Gentleman by Rory Magill
Last Resort by Stephen Bartholomew
The Last Straw by William J. Smith
The Last Supper by T. D. Hamm
Lease to Doomsday by Lee Archer
Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
Letter of the Law by Alan Edward Nourse
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Man Who Hated Mars by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Man Who Saw the Future by Edmond Hamilton
A Matter of Magnitude by Al Sevcik
The Measure of a Man by Randall Garrett
The Memory of Mars by Raymond F. Jones
'Mid Pleasures and Palaces by James McKimmey
The Mightiest Man by Patrick Fahy
Millennium by Everett B. Cole
The Misplaced Battleship by Harry Harrison
Missing Link by Frank Patrick Herbert
The Montezuma Emerald by Rodrigues Ottolengui
Mr. President by Stephen Arr
Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick
The Native Soil by Alan Edward Nourse
Navy Day by Harry Harrison
Next Logical Step by Benjamin William Bova
No Moving Parts by Murray F. Yaco
The Nothing Equation by Tom Godwin
Old Rambling House by Frank Patrick Herbert
One-Shot by James Benjamin Blish
Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
Operation Haystack by Frank Patrick Herbert
Your Money Back by Gordon Randall Garrett
An Ounce of Cure by Alan Edward Nourse
The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen
Piper in the Woods by Philip K. Dick
Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace
Police Operation by H. Beam Piper
Postmark Ganymede by Robert Silverberg
Project Mastodon by Clifford Donald Simak
Proteus Island by Stanley G. Weinbaum
The Quantum Jump by Robert Wicks
The Radiant Shell by Paul Ernst
The Red Room by H. G. Wells
The Risk Profession by Donald Edwin Westlake
Scrimshaw by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Second Variety by Philip Kindred Dick
Shock Absorber by E.G. von Wald
Sjambak by John Holbrook Vance
Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
This World Must Die! by Horace Brown Fyfe
Toy Shop by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Darkness by H. P. Lovecraft
* How did the media structure interpretations of drug issues and events?
* How did the president structure public relations interpretations and presentations of issue and event information over time?
* What were the interactions of the drug-issue agendas, the president's public relations agendas, the media, and the public, while controlling the policy agenda and a real-world measure of the severity of the drug problem?
* How did the relationships of these agendas differ during the Reagan and Bush presidencies?
These questions were addressed with detailed content analyses of the media agenda over time, the presidential public relations agenda over time, and a multivariate ARIMA analysis of the time series agendas. No previous studies to date have addressed and modeled these agendas simultaneously with ARIMA modeling methods.
Faced with depleting stocks of Chilean saltpeter and the consequent prospect of mass starvation, Birkeland showed his practical side, inventing the first industrial scale method to extract nitrogen-based fertilizers from the air. Norsk Hydro, one of modern Norway’s largest industries, stands as a living tribute to his genius.
Hoping to demonstrate what we now call the solar wind, Birkeland moved to Egypt in 1913. Isolated from his friends by the Great War, he yearned to celebrate his 50th birthday in Norway. The only safe passage home, via the Far East, brought him to Tokyo, where he passed away in the late spring of 1917.
Organized around the idea of "incorporation"--embodiment, repressed memory, and advanced capitalism--Modernism, Inc. covers a wide range of topics: Josephine Baker's "hot house style"; the president's penis in American political life; myth-making and the Hoover Dam; trauma, poetics, and the Armenian genocide; feminist kitsch and the recuperation of North America's "Great Lady painters"; Gertrude Stein and Jewish Social Science; the Reno Divorce Factory and the production of gender; Andy Razaf and Black Bolshevism. Collectively, the essays suggest that the relationship between the modern and the postmodern is not one of rupture, belatedness, dilution, or extremity, but of haunting.
Modernism, Inc. looks at our ghosts, and at the unspeakable secrets of modernity from which they're derived.
Contributors: Maria Damon, Walter Kalidjian, Walter Lew, Janet Lyon, William J. Maxwell, Cary Nelson, John Timberman Newcombe, David G. Nicholls, Thomas Pepper, Paula Rabinowitz, Daniel Rosenberg, Marlon Ross, Jani Scandura, Kathleen Stewart, Julia Walker.
The Texas Folklore Society was thirty-five years old in 1944, having come into existence under the hands of John Avery Lomax and Leonidas Warren Payne in 1909. J. Frank Dobie held the reins of the Society from 1922 to 1943, when he turned the direction to Mody Coggin Boatright. Allen Maxwell and Wilson Hudson followed as editors of Society publications.
These were the years when the Society lost J. Frank Dobie and Leonidas Payne, but it gained such notables as F. E. Abernethy, Jim Byrd, Ed Gaston, William Owens, Am�rico Paredes, Mabel Major, LaVerne Harrell, Elithe Hamilton Kirkland, John Q. Anderson, George Hendricks, Martin Shockley, James Ward Lee, Faye Leeper, and Ruth Dodson.
The firm's spectacular ascent is traced in the context of its tenacious grip on its core values. Endlich shows how close client contact, teamwork, focus on long-term profitability rather than short-term opportunism, and the ability to recruit consistently some of the most talented people on Wall Street helped the firm generate a phenomenal $3 billion in pretax profits in 1997. And she describes in detail the monumental events of 1998 that shook Goldman Sachs and the financial world.
Her book documents some of the most stunning accomplishments in modern American finance, as told through the careers of the gifted and insightful men who have led Goldman Sachs. It begins with Marcus Goldman, a German immigrant who in 1869 founded the firm in a lower Manhattan basement. After the turn of the century, we see his son Henry and his son-in-law Sam Sachs develop a full-service bank.
Sidney Weinberg, a kid from the streets, was initially hired as an assistant porter and became senior partner in 1930. We watch him as he steers the firm through the aftermath of the Crash and raises the Goldman Sachs name to national prominence. When he leaves in 1969 the firm has a solid-gold reputation and a first-class list of clients. We see his successor, Gus Levy, a trading wizard and in his day the best-known man on Wall Street, urging greater risk, inventing block trading (which revolutionized the exchanges), and psychologically preparing Goldman Sachs for the complex and perilous financial world that was the 1980s.
Endlich shows us how co-CEOs John Whitehead and John Weinberg turned the family firm into a highly professional international organization with a culture that was the envy of Wall Street. She shows as well how Steve Friedman and Robert Rubin brought the firm to the pinnacle of investment banking, increased annual profits from $900 million to $2.7 billion, and achieved dominance in most of the businesses in which the firm competes internationally. We see how Goldman Sachs weathered both an insider trading scandal and the fallout from its relationship with Robert Maxwell.
We are taken to the present day, as Jon Corzine and Hank Paulson lead the firm out of turmoil to face the most important decision ever placed before the partnership--the question of a public sale. For many years the leadership wrestled with the issue behind closed doors. Now, against the backdrop of unforeseen events, we witness the passionate debate that engulfed the entire partnership.
A rare and revealing look inside a great institution--the last private partnership on Wall Street--and inside the financial world at its highest levels.
The narrative of the Bible tells just such a story where God's purpose from the beginning has been to dwell--or tabernacle--in the midst of the people he has created. This book traces the theme of God's tabernacling presence across Scripture, reading the story afresh through a missional lens in order to gain insights for mission and gospel witness. The hope is that readers will awaken wide-eyed to the wonder of God's tabernacling presence in our midst, that we will live in such a way that others recognize this reality, and that we will boldly and joyfully share the good news of Jesus under the direction and power of his indwelling Spirit.