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The Cruel Radiance ✍ Susie Linfield
📝The Cruel Radiance Detail : In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images—and learning to see the people in them—is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty. Grappling with critics from Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht to Susan Sontag and the postmoderns—and analyzing photographs from such events as the Holocaust, China’s Cultural Revolution, and recent terrorist acts—Linfield explores the complex connection between photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. In the book’s concluding section, she examines the indispensable work of Robert Capa, James Nachtwey, and Gilles Peress and asks how photography should respond to the increasingly nihilistic trajectory of modern warfare. A bracing and unsettling book, The Cruel Radiance convincingly demonstrates that if we hope to alleviate political violence, we must first truly understand it—and to do that, we must begin to look.
Radiance ✍ Gina Lake
📝Radiance Detail : It's possible to experience the mysterious truth that everything is an expression of the Divine by paying close attention to the many signs that reveal this great Mystery. This free ebook, Radiance, points out these clues so that you can more easily recognize yourself as the Divine—that which is creating and has created this you that you think you are and all that this you is experiencing. Radiance shows you how to experience the Divine in the world in simple ways by being very present. It was given to Gina Lake by her inner teacher.
The Radiance Of France ✍ Gabrielle Hecht
📝The Radiance of France Detail : In the aftermath of World War II, as France sought a distinctive role for itself in the modern, postcolonial world, the nation and its leaders enthusiastically embraced large technological projects in general and nuclear power in particular. The Radiance of France asks how it happened that technological prowess and national glory (or "radiance," which also means "radiation" in French) became synonymous in France as nowhere else.To answer this question, Gabrielle Hecht has forged an innovative combination of technology studies and cultural and political history in a book that, as Michel Callon writes in the new foreword to this edition, "not only sheds new light on the role of technology in the construction of national identities" but is also "a seminal contribution to the history of contemporary France." Proposing the concept of technopolitical regime as a way to analyze the social, political, cultural, and technological dynamics among engineering elites, unionized workers, and rural communities, Hecht shows how the history of France's first generation of nuclear reactors is also a history of the multiple meanings of nationalism, from the postwar period (and France's desire for post-Vichy redemption) to 1969 and the adoption of a "Frenchified" American design.This paperback edition of Hecht's groundbreaking book includes both Callon's foreword and an afterword by the author in which she brings the story up to date, and reflects on such recent developments as the 2007 French presidential election, the promotion of nuclear power as the solution to climate change, and France's aggressive exporting of nuclear technology.
Radiance ✍ Barbara Crooker
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Radiance ✍ Alyson Noël
📝Radiance Detail : Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she's summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who's definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley's first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . . Radiance is the first book in the Riley Bloom series from bestselling author Alyson Noël.
Radiance ✍ Louis Jones
📝Radiance Detail : Mark Perdue tries to make sense of his life as he deals with chronic Lyme disease, a faltering career as a college physics professor, and a daughter who attends "Celebrity Fantasy Vacation" before she gets him and her paraplegic boyfriend arrested for trespassing near the Los Angeles Hollywood sign.
Radiance ✍ Kelly Duane
📝Radiance Detail : "Radiant" - there is no other way to describe a bride on her wedding day. This utterly romantic book captures the almost magical transformation of a woman into a bride in poignantly beautiful photographs. While their dresses are exquisite, it is the faces of these beaming brides that steal the show. Riding a whirlwind of nervousness and euphoria, these women radiate their purest feelings - elation, serenity, exuberance, and sheer joy. With over 60 color and duotone images of brides both modern and classic, "Radiance" will make you smile, think of your own wedding, or remember the wedding of a best friend. It is an intimate look at that day in a woman's life when all eyes are on her, and she rises to the occasion. A perfect shower gift, "Radiance" is an inspiring celebration of the timeless allure of the bride.
Radiance ✍ Rick Chambers
📝Radiance Detail : The future of the human race depends on ten specially gifted people—but nobody knows who they are. In the twilight of the 21st century, humanity seeks salvation from despair. Entrepreneur Eris Lateinos promises to create a happier, more prosperous new era with a plan to ferry resource rich asteroids into Earth orbit. Tristan West, Lateinos’ embittered ex-PR man, suspects that the price of the era is far too steep. His suspicions put him at odds with the most powerful man in the galaxy and plunge him into a conspiracy that will determine the destiny of two worlds. For West, discovering the truth requires an unlikely alliance with a zealous missionary and two mysterious strangers who harbor incredible secrets of their own. But all of them share the same goal—find the ten people who possess the Radiance before their lives, and the last hope for humanity, are destroyed.
A Riley Bloom Novel Radiance ✍ Alyson Noel
📝A Riley Bloom Novel Radiance Detail : Riley Bloom died, aged twelve, in a car crash with her parents and her beloved dog Buttercup. Her sister Ever survived – but that’s another story. Riley must let go of Ever and all the things that tied her to life – and discover what she’s meant to be in the afterlife. Riley is a soul catcher. That means helping the unhappy lost souls who stick around in the human realm to move on – and find their own place, over the bridge, in the great hereafter. With her spirit guide, Bodhi, and Buttercup by her side, Riley embarks on an adventure that will take her around the world – sending ghosts back where they belong, until she can finally make it there herself.
Radiance ✍ Catherynne M. Valente
📝Radiance Detail : Severin Unck is the headstrong young daughter of a world famous film director. She has inherited her father's love of the big screen but not his exuberant gothic style of filmmaking. Instead, Severin makes documentaries, artful and passionate and even rather brave - for she is a realist in a fantastic alternate universe, in which Hollywood occupies the moon, Mars is rife with lawless saloons, and the solar system contains all manner of creatures, cults and colonies. For Severin's latest project she leads her crew to the watery planet of Venus to investigate the disappearance of a diving colony there. But something goes wrong during the course of their investigations; and her crew limp home without her. All that remains of Severin are fragments. Can these snippets of scenes and shots, voices and memories, pages and recordings be collected and pieced together to tell the story of her life - and shed light on the mystery of her vanishing? Clever, dreamy, strange and beautifully written - Radiance is a novel about how stories give form to worlds.