Commissioned by the October Revolution Jubilee Commitee (Chairman, Nikolai Podvolsky) for the tenth anniversary of the revolution, Sergei Eisenstein's third major feature film 'October 1917' is a marvellous reconstruction of the events from February leading up to the revolution and the Bolshevik's overthrow of the czarists and Kerensky's provisional government in 1917. True to the communist philosophy, there were no main characters; the proletariat providing the 'heroic' star quality throughout. The ultimate victory belonging to the revolution.Eisenstein's skill and experimentation in using fast moving and rhythmic montage to produce telling metaphors, and build and intensify sequences, was not fully understood by the early Russian audiences; typical examples being the rapidly alternating images employed to create a machine-gun firing and the cross-cutting between power-hungry Kerensky and the statue of Napoleon.Outstanding for the period are the dynamic sequences illustrating the massacre in the vicinity of the St Petersburg bridges and the storming of the Winter Palace which feature a profusion of exciting cinematic techniques.Eisenstein's research was extremely thorough and he did not allow contemporary events to influence his production. The film's release was delayed until 1928 by the Government Group's demands for the removal of most of the footage featuring Stalin's political adversary Trotsky. This required substantial re-editing and caused the film to be reduced to a little over three-quarters of its original length.When this film was made, Leningrad and it's streets, the buildings, the Winter Palace, the corridors of the Smolny, were the same as in that fateful year. Thus October 1917 renders a stirring 'eye-witness' account of the early days of the revolution.Many of the participants of the revolution; Red Guards, soldiers and sailors appear in the film. Among them is Nikoali Podvolsky, one of the leaders of the armed uprising.Special Features:Silent - with English subtitles
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This book is important but neglected classic in moral philosophy and political economy. Originally published as a series of articles in the Gospel Advocate from 1866 to 1867, this is a very significant work on the Christian's relation to civil government by the prominent Church of Christ minister David Lipscomb (1831-1917). Anticipating the arguments of modern libertarian political philosophers, Lipscomb presents a biblical view of a voluntary society. He questions the idea that governments are created for the public good and argues that peaceful civilization is not dependent on the state. Christians should not participate in politics but should attempt to persuade people to follow the laws of God rather than using force. This reprint edition includes a foreword by Professor Edward P. Stringham of San Jose State University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Polonka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049566/bk_acx0_049566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1948, Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks is an important Marxist work that says we must understand societies both in terms of their economic relationships and their cultural beliefs. Gramsci wanted to explore why Russia had undergone a socialist revolution in 1917 while other European countries had not. So he developed the concept of hegemony, which is the idea that those who hold power in a society can maintain and use that power because of their own grip on cultural values and economic relationships. Using a combination of force and manipulation, they are able to convince most people that the existing social arrangement is logical and in their best interests. Gramsci says that for a society to truly be transformed, workers need to rise up against two things - the unfair economic system and the ideas and political institutions that sustain it. Gramsci's analysis of capitalism, economics, and culture has helped explain current historical developments, such as the recent financial crisis that started in 2007. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063885/bk_acx0_063885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Progressive Era, Part 1 After winning "that splendid little war", the Spanish-American War, how did the terms concentration camp and pacification first emerge in the brutal two-year Filipino guerilla war against US occupation? 26. Theodore Roosevelt becomes president when McKinley is assassinated. His role in the Spanish-American War demonstrates how he enjoys war. He becomes a reform president and begins the Progressive Era, which lasts until 1917. The Age of Conservatism is a new relationship between the federal government and business. His diplomatic style is aggressive, using dollar diplomacy and gunboat diplomacy. He wins election in 1904. 27. William Howard Taft. A one-term Republican, but he launches more antitrust suits than his predecessor and signs an amendment that ends the practice of rampant election fraud in Senate elections. Progressive Era, Part 2 At the outbreak of World War I, why is President Wilson's call for US neutrality in thought as well as action seen as somewhat dishonest and open to question? 28. Woodrow Wilson. A Democrat, Wilson is elected in 1912. He believes that anyone who opposes him on any issue is morally evil. Wilson is reelected in 1916 on the theme of "he kept us out of war" but leads the US into the war in April 1917. In Wilson's worldview, the League of Nations is to be not an idealistic utopia but a tool for the US to dominate the world. 29. Warren G. Harding. Elected in 1920 in a Republican landslide, he is considered a failure as president. His administration is riddled with cronyism and scandals (Teapot Dome), but he also has some capable cabinet members. Harding dies in office. 30. Calvin Coolidge. He is known for breaking the police strike. He seems to suit the times, is popular, and easily wins reelection in 1924. He blocks help to farmers because he sees them as inconsequential. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eugene Lieber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054472/bk_acx0_054472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The horrific third battle of Ypres finally ended at Passchendale on November 10, 1917. Ten days later, at Cambrai, the British launched the first massed tank assault in history. But they faced determined German resistance and within three days only 92 tanks out of the original 378 remained operational. After facing a savage counter-attack by the Germans using aircraft, gas, and storm troops, the British fell back to form a defensive line.Fighting continued throughout the winter, and early in 1918 the German Command, strengthened by divisions brought from the Russian front, decided to launch a massive offensive to gain final victory. On March 21, in the morning fog, they attacked, and supported by artillery from over 6,000 guns, advanced 14 miles within three days. In May, they drove the French Army back 40 miles. However, German losses were high, and the Allied armies, now joined by the Americans, launched a massive counter-attack, from which the Germans never recovered. On November 11, 1918, "the bloody war was over". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Bebb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000005/bk_rhuk_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against oppression. A Voice That Could Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the story of Hamer's life by focusing on how she employed symbols - images, words, and even material objects such as the ballot, food, and clothing - to construct persuasive public personae, to influence audiences, and to effect social change. Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and recent interviews with Hamer's friends, family, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks moves chronologically through Hamer's life. Brooks recounts Hamer's early influences, her intersection with the black freedom movement, and her rise to prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Brooks also considers Hamer's lesser-known contributions to the fight against poverty and to feminist politics before analyzing how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The book concludes by emphasizing what remains rhetorical about Hamer's biography, using the 2012 statue and museum dedication in Hamer's hometown of Ruleville, Mississippi, to examine the larger social, political, and historiographical implications of her legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristyl Dawn Tift. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077505/bk_acx0_077505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off the coast of Ireland and sank. The ship was carrying 44 tons of gold bullion to the still-neutral United States via Canada in order to finance the war effort for Britain and its allies. Britain desperately needed that sunken treasure, but any salvage had to be secret, since the British government dared not alert the Germans to the presence of the gold. Lieutenant Commander Guybon Damant was the most qualified officer to head the risky mission. Wild gales battered the wreck into the shape of an accordion, turning the operation into a multiyear struggle of man versus nature. As the war raged on, Damant was called off the salvage to lead a team of covert divers to investigate and search through the contents of recently sunk U-boats for ciphers, minefield schematics, and other secrets. The information they obtained, once in the hands of British intelligence, proved critical toward Allied efforts to defeat the U-boats and win the war. But Damant had become obsessed with completing his long-deferred mission. His team struggled for five more years as it became apparent that the work could be accomplished only by muscle, grit, and persistence. Using newly discovered sources, author Joseph A. Williams provides the first full-length account of the quest for the Laurentic's gold. More than an incredible story about undersea diving adventure, The Sunken Gold is a story of human persistence, bravery, and patriotism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001353/bk_high_001353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.