Using newly uncovered archival material, Calder offers provocative new insights into the war work of more than forty prominent British authors, focusing particularly on Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, H.G. Wells, Vera Brittain, and J.B. Priestley. He provides a comprehensive analysis of the suspicions beneath the wartime Anglo-American alliance and describes the tensions that arose between the British Ministry of Information and the Foreign Office over the nature and direction of the propaganda campaign in the United States.Calder demonstrates that Britain's well-organized propaganda campaign in the United States to persuade it to enter World War I had left isolationist and Anglophobic Americans highly suspicious of anything that hinted of propaganda. Any effort to influence public opinion had therefore to be carefully and subtly undertaken, and the British Government soon realised that well-known authors - employed officially or semi-officially - were ideal for the task. Respected for their pens, they were especially suited to reminding Americans of their strongest links with Britain - a common language and a shared cultural heritage of Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Hardy, Thackeray, and others. As well, their profession had often led them to tour, speak, write, and live in America, and, because they could live on their royalties and speaking fees, they were not on the payroll of the British government and thus could not be identified as paid foreign agents.
THE WORLD DRIVING YOU CRAZY? HOW TO DISCOVER BOTTOMLESS TRANQUILLITY AND INFINITE WONDER An ocean of Lovelight fills your interior being with inexhaustible serenity and limitless joy. But this wonder lies very deeply in the Unconscious. This perfect Self lies so deeply within Mind that simply finding It can be a lifelong career. But once you have touched It, self image problems evaporate, relationships vastly improve, and the world no longer drives you crazy. Instead, you become calm, detached but warm and friendly, having found total resolution, contentment, fulfillment, and satisfaction. You come at last truly to love yourself. Journey to the Center of the Soul: Mysticism Made Simple is a step-by-step description of this healing process, with a plethora of practical suggestions to help you create this therapeutic experience. Step-by-step it describes a Way of peace that is not a religion, but a life pattern designed to transform your mind. The book's thorough analysis handles this enormous task from a historical, philosophical, and psychological perspective. Reading it will not only answer your most profound spiritual questions, but will forever improve your life.
ISLANDS OF SUNSHINE AND SHADOW is the story of an extraordinary man living through ordinary times, or perhaps it is the story of an ordinary man living through extraordinary times. From his childhood in the off-shore British island of Guernsey which was pretty idyllic, except for the very difficult matter of no knowing who his true parents were, to a chaotic time spent in England as a child refugee from the II World War, to where he now lives in Frankston, Southern Australia, there have been numerous good and bad times to deal with as he sometimes stumbled or hurtled along on his journey. Bernard Blestel's life story will revive details and memories that are familiar to many readers, and will undoubtedly open the eyes of many others whose lives have taken different paths. His generosity of spirit casts a shining light on the way that he has dealt with all his adventures. There is courage, humour and compassion in this true story of a man who climbed out of the shadows and into the sunshine. ISLANDS OF SUNSHINE AND SHADOW is a gift for all of us who have doubts or fears. A shining light in a shadowy world. About the Author: Sunshine and Shadows will hold the readers interest, as the author relates his thrilling passage through life, a journey where he has both received love and given love to those who have been denied this wonderful experience. His eventful life has been filled with varied and sympathetic understanding of those in the shadows. Bernard Blestel has provided a masterly lesson in how to write a life, thus bringing us out of the Shadows and into the Light.
This fascinating cultural history, studded with vivid details bringing the experience of Victorian-era travel alive, explores the beginnings of urban tourism, and sets the phenomenon within a larger cultural transformation that encompassed fundamental changes in urban life and national identity.".
Neufert's Architects' Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers the full range of preliminary considerations, and with over 6200 diagrams it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. An extensive bibliography and a detailed set of metric/ imperial conversion tables are included. Since it was first published in Germany in 1936, Ernst Neufert's handbook has been progressively revised and updated through 39 editions and many translations. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition, and represents a major new edition for an international, English speaking readership. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "Neufert's Architects' Data was the first book I bought when I started my studies in architecture. It was invaluable for me then and it is still a useful aid in my designs." —Cesar Pelli "With this thorough rewrite Neufert has produced yet again an invaluable reference book." —The Architects' Journal