The motto at the seal of the Massachusetts Institute of know-how, "Mens et Manus" -- "mind and hand" -- signs the Institute's commitment to what MIT founder William Barton Rogers referred to as "the such a lot earnest cooperation of clever tradition with commercial pursuits." Mind and Hand strains the tips approximately technology and schooling that experience formed MIT and outlined its project -- from the hot technological know-how of the Enlightenment period and the beliefs of consultant democracy spurred by means of the economic Revolution to new theories at the nature and function of upper schooling in nineteenth-century the USA. MIT emerged in mid-century as an test in medical and technical schooling, with its origins within the rigidity among those outdated and new ideas.Mind and Hand used to be undertaken via Julius Stratton after his retirement from the presidency of MIT and persevered by way of Loretta Mannix after his demise; Philip N. Alexander, of the MIT application in Writing and Humanistic stories, stepped in to accomplish the undertaking. The mixed efforts of those 3 authors have given us what Julius Stratton anticipated -- "a coherent account of the circulate of rules" from which MIT emerged.
By Jean Cocteau
Vingt jours à big apple, et, dès le retour en avion -- 1949 -- , Cocteau s'adresse à ses hôtes. Une Lettre où l. a. reconnaissance et l'aveu d'avoir été séduit n'empêchent pas l. a. lucidité : pour sauver le Vieux Monde, les Américains ne devront plus "envisager l'art comme une distraction, mais comme un sacerdoce". Cocteau parle à ce peuple de son confort, de ses psychanalyses, de son cinéma et noue l'enjeu civilisateur au contrat poétique.
By Aleksandar Hemon
The basically novel from MacArthur Genius Award winner, Aleksandar Hemon -- the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award profitable The Lazarus Project.
On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, an jap eu Jewish immigrant, was once shot to dying at the doorstep of the Chicago leader of police and forged as a would-be anarchist assassin.
A century later, a tender japanese ecu author in Chicago named Brik turns into keen about Lazarus's tale. Brik enlists his buddy Rora-a warfare photographer from Sarajevo-to sign up for him in retracing Averbuch's path.
Through a background of pogroms and poverty, and a prism of a present-day panorama of inexpensive mafiosi or even more affordable prostitutes, the tales of Averbuch and Brik develop into inextricably intertwined, making a really unique, provocative, and unique novel that confirms Aleksandar Hemon, frequently in comparison to Vladimir Nabokov, as some of the most dynamic and crucial literary voices of our time.
From the writer of The ebook of My Lives.
By Sharon Monteith
This booklet charts the altering complexion of yank tradition in a single of the main culturally bright of twentieth-century many years. It offers a vibrant account of the most important cultural kinds of Sixties the United States - song and function; movie and tv; fiction and poetry; paintings and images - in addition to influential texts, developments and figures of the last decade: from Norman Mailer to Susan Sontag; from Muhammad Ali's anti-war protests to Tom Lehrer's stand-up comedy; from Bob Dylan to Rachel Carson; and from Pop artwork to photojournalism. A bankruptcy on new social pursuits demonstrates present of conservatism runs via even the main innovative activities of the Nineteen Sixties and the e-book as an entire appears to be like to the West and particularly to the South within the making of the sixties as delusion and as history.
By Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Sara Benson, Amy C. Balfour, Ned Friary, Glenda Bendure, Conner Gorry, E. Clark Carroll, Luci Yamamoto
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By Evan S. Connell
The Bridge novels were well-known as classics in the course of their author’s lifetime. With their shared skill to seize the manners and mores of the yank higher heart category, Connell has performed for the past due thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.
By Susan Cheever
In consuming IN the United States, bestselling writer Susan Cheever chronicles our nationwide love affair with liquor, taking an extended, considerate examine the way in which alcohol has replaced our nation's background. this is often the usually ignored tale of the way alcohol has formed American occasions and the yank personality from the 17th to the 20 th century.
Seen in the course of the lens of alcoholism, American historical past takes on a vibrancy and a tragedy lacking from many past debts. From the drunkenness of the Pilgrims to Prohibition hijinks, consuming has constantly been a loved American customized: the way to rejoice and the way to grieve and the way to take the sting off. At many pivotal issues in our history-the unlawful Mayflower touchdown at Cape Cod, the enslavement of African american citizens, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Kennedy assassination, to call just a few-alcohol has acted as a catalyst.
Some international locations drink greater than we do, a few drink much less, yet no different country has been the drunkest within the world-as the US used to be within the 1830's-and then outlawed ingesting solely just a hundred years later. either a full of life background and an unflinching cultural research, ingesting IN the USA unveils the unstable ambivalence inside of one nation's tumultuous affair with alcohol.