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📒The Silent History by Eli Horowitz
The Silent History Summary : A generation of children forced to live without words. It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech; they don't learn to read, don't learn to write. As the number of cases grows to an epidemic level, theories spread. Maybe it's related to a popular antidepressant; maybe it's environmental. Or maybe these children have special skills all their own. The Silent History unfolds in a series of brief testimonials from parents, teachers, friends, doctors, cult leaders, profiteers, and impostors (everyone except, of course, the children themselves), documenting the growth of the so-called silent community into an elusive, enigmatic force in itself—alluring to some, threatening to others. Both a bold storytelling experiment and a propulsive reading experience, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett's The Silent History is at once thrilling, timely, and timeless.
📒The Silent History by Eli Horowitz
The Silent History Summary : A generation of children are born without speech, without comprehension, without language entirely. At first, they are just medical curiosities. But their numbers swell, and soon they grow into an established underclass, occupying squats and communes around the world. To some they are seen as a threat; to others, as a salvation. Some suspect they may have other abilities beyond our understanding. The children cannot tell you their story. Instead we rely on The Silent History, a collection of testimonies from those touched by the phenomenon. Parents, doctors, opportunist inventors, cult leaders, and vigilantes, recall what they have endured and what they have inflicted on others. They will take you from a recognisable present to a real and unsettling future. You will not want to look away.
📒The Silent War by Frank Füredi
The Silent War Summary : Racial identity is one of the defining characteristics of the 20th century. In this study, Frank Furedi traces the history of Western colonial racist ideology and its role in the subjugation of the peoples of the non-West. His central theme is the changing perception of racism in the West and how the use of "race" has altered during the course of the 20th century. Focusing on World War II as the crucial turning point in racist ideology, Furedi argues that the defeat of Nazism left the West uneasy with its own racist past. He assesses how this was redefined in the postwar period, especially during the Cold War, and demonstrates that although white supremacist views became obsolete in international affairs, Western nations sought to portray racism as a natural part of the human condition. As a result the West continued to adopt the moral high ground well into the postwar period, to the ultimate detriment of the nations of the non-West.
📒The Pickle Index by Eli Horowitz
The Pickle Index Summary : "A pithy parable of prison breaks, performance anxiety, and pickled vegetables -- and a publication complete with app, 3D printing, and more"--
📒William The Silent by C. V. Wedgwood
William the Silent Summary : In this book, first published in 1944, the distinguished historian C. V. Wedgwood takes as her subject here the figure of William, Count of Nassau and Prince of Orange, who led the revolt of the Netherlands against the Spain of Philip II. The book is not only a masterpiece of biographical writing but a rich portrait of an age—a period of political, religious, and economic ferment that dramatically shaped the history of early modern Europe. ‘A reliable and well-balanced history of great events. Miss Wedgwood tells simply and accurately a series of moving, romantic and most important events, the first effective stand made in Europe against Spain and the Inquisition, the foundation of the Dutch Republic on the basis of freedom; and she tells these great historical events in the form of a biography centered round the figure of one man.’—G. M. Trevelyan, [London] Sunday Times ‘A very fine book. There is all the human interest of William’s life with all the historic importance for us of his achievement.’—A. L. Rowse, Observer ‘Miss Wedgwood, an authority on the period, has told William’s life story persuasively, with singular economy and charm....Superior scholarship, penetrating insight, lucid prose.’—Geoffrey Bruun
📒Balboa Films by Jean-Jacques Jura
Balboa Films Summary : From 1913 through 1918, Long Beach, California, was home to the largest independent film company in the world, the largely forgotten Balboa Studio. Founder Herbert M. Horkheimer bought the studio from Edison Company in 1913, and by 1915 Balboa's expenses exceeded $2,500 a day and its output hit 15,500 feet of film per week. Bert Bracken, Fatty Arbuckle, Henry King, Baby Marie Osborne, Thomas Ince, and William Desmond Taylor began their careers with the studio. In 1918, Horkheimer stunned the industry by declaring bankruptcy, shutting down Balboa, and walking away from moviemaking. The closing of the studio effectively ended Long Beach's runs as a major film location and left many wondering about the true reasons behind Horkheimer's decision. Most of Balboa's films have been lost, and little has until now been written about the studio. This book first explores the history of filmmaking in Long Beach and then fully details the story of Balboa. The extensive filmography includes length, copyright date when available, cast and credits, and a plot summary.
📒Into That Silent Sea by Francis French
Into That Silent Sea Summary : A history of early space flight focuses on the careers of both American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts and includes coverage of other persons who worked in support roles.
Noisy Outlaws Unfriendly Blobs and Some Other Things That Aren t As Scary Summary : A collection of stories for wise young people and immature old people! A collection of stories for wise young people and immature old people, written by today’s best authors spinning new tales. Each story features fullcolor illustrations by artists including Barry Blitt, Lane Smith, David Heatley, and Marcel Dzama. The collection includes previously unpublished children’s stories from Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated), Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline), Kell Link (Stranger Things Happen), and Jon Scieskza (The Stinky Cheese Man). From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Silent Spring Summary : Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
📒253 by Geoff Ryman
253 Summary : A Bakerline tube carriage has 36 seats. An ideally filled tube train with no-one standing would carry 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each has their own personal history, their own thoughts about themselves and their fellow passengers.