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;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, areas, and issues that experience formed Our tradition КНИГИ ; КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Dennis R. corridor, Susan Grove corridor Название: American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, locations, and issues that experience formed Our tradition Издательство: Greenwood PressГод: 2006 Формат: pdf Размер: 18 Mb Язык: английскийWhat do Madonna, Ray Charles, Mount Rushmore, suburbia, the banjo, and the Ford Mustang have in universal? no matter if we love, forget about, or deplore them, all of them impression our tradition, and colour the best way the United States is perceived by means of the area. This A-to-Z number of essays explores a couple of hundred humans, locations, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose innovations are accrued during this targeted three-volume set learn those icons via a various array of views and fields of craftsmanship. starting from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zipper, this option of yank icons represents crucial parts of our tradition, together with legislations, paintings, nutrients, faith, and technology. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a different source for college students of yank background and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings learn what it ability while anything is classified as an "icon." What universal beneficial properties do the folk, locations, and issues we deem to be iconic percentage? firstly, an icon generates robust responses in humans, it usually stands for a gaggle of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged by way of imitation, and it frequently breaks down boundaries among numerous segments of yank tradition, akin to those who exist among white and black the USA, or among low and high paintings. The essays contained during this set research these types of elements of yankee icons from various views and during a full of life diversity of rhetoric types. one of the icons tested the following are:The Alamo Barbie Ray Charles James Dean Ford Mustang Jimi Hendrix Las Vegas Madonna McDonald's Peanuts path sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero

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Hardin, Stephen L. Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835– 1836. Austin: U of Texas P, 1994. Muhammad Ali J. Peter Williams When the April 1998 issue of GQ named their athlete of the century they printed his picture on their cover, but they felt no need to give their readers his name. The photograph of the most recognizable face on the planet was enough. They could have added that no other athlete, and likely no other public figure, more symbolized his time than Muhammad Ali.

But suddenly a dark cloud passes over Bill’s countenance. His sparkling eyes turn dull and his smile fades away. His lips tremble with—what is it? Fear? Disgust? Slowly his eyes move side to side. Slowly his arms rise—he looks as if he’s imitating a very deliberate chicken—and his lips curl in agonized recognition. With a look of despair, Bill turns his nose to the side and down and, replaying a personal drama that is in its way as much an icon of the twentieth century as the Kennedy assassination 23 24 AMERICAN ICONS or the Beatles’ triumphant appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, sniffs his own offending armpit.

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