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Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult), Schrift, Melissa
1 Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult)
Schrift, Melissa: Rutgers University Press; 2001 0813529360 / 9780813529363
First Edition Hard Cover New with no Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 214 pages 

007479007479: BRAND NEW. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered, but book has no bookjacket. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "With the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, the regime of Chairman Mao Zedong launched a propaganda campaign aimed at disseminating inspiring images of the chairman to a skeptical populace. Thus was born the 'Mao badge', a political icon in the form of a pin that was widely distributed to create, sustain, and inflate the Mao personality cult during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Scholars estimate that over two billion Mao badges, featuring over fifty thousand different designs and themes, were produced. As China now enters an era in which people can more openly express their views about the Cultural Revolution, these icons have taken on new meanings, and people are wearing and talking about them in subversive ways. Melissa Schrift suggests that the badges developed "lives" that far surpass the intentions of their creators, as the Chinese ironically commodified them, both during the Cultural Revolution and today. During the Mao years, people wore the objects to symbolize their unquestioned loyalty to Mao. Yet even then many Chinese subverted the badges' symbolic meaning. Using them in socially approved rituals, they gained a measure of political credibility that masked their practice of prohibited customary rites. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge is a work of cultural history that contributes to our understanding not only of Chinese society but, more generally, of strategies people employ in responding to and transforming the meaning of propaganda campaigns and symbols."

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Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult), Schrift, Melissa
2 Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult)
Schrift, Melissa: Rutgers University Press; 2001 0813529360 / 9780813529363
First Edition Hard Cover New with no Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 214 pages 

007480007480: BRAND NEW. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered, but book has no bookjacket. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "With the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, the regime of Chairman Mao Zedong launched a propaganda campaign aimed at disseminating inspiring images of the chairman to a skeptical populace. Thus was born the 'Mao badge', a political icon in the form of a pin that was widely distributed to create, sustain, and inflate the Mao personality cult during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Scholars estimate that over two billion Mao badges, featuring over fifty thousand different designs and themes, were produced. As China now enters an era in which people can more openly express their views about the Cultural Revolution, these icons have taken on new meanings, and people are wearing and talking about them in subversive ways. Melissa Schrift suggests that the badges developed "lives" that far surpass the intentions of their creators, as the Chinese ironically commodified them, both during the Cultural Revolution and today. During the Mao years, people wore the objects to symbolize their unquestioned loyalty to Mao. Yet even then many Chinese subverted the badges' symbolic meaning. Using them in socially approved rituals, they gained a measure of political credibility that masked their practice of prohibited customary rites. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge is a work of cultural history that contributes to our understanding not only of Chinese society but, more generally, of strategies people employ in responding to and transforming the meaning of propaganda campaigns and symbols."

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Do - Gooders (How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim To Help -- And The Rest Of Us), Charen, Mona
3 Do - Gooders (How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim To Help -- And The Rest Of Us)
Charen, Mona: Sentinel - Penguin Group; 2004 1595230033 / 9781595230034
First Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 269 pages 

003648003648: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Liberals from Washington, D. C. , to Hollywood, from our major news organizations to our leading universities, are convinced that they know what's best for America's poor and middle class. And they are equally convinced that anyone who disagrees with them isn't just wrong, but morally inferior, cold hearted ... And maybe even evil. " Front Board has a small dent in upper edge; else book would be classified as in Fine Condition.

Price: 19.00 USD
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How The Far East Was Lost (American Policy And The Creation Of Communist China, 1941 - 1949), Kubek, Dr. Anthony
4 How The Far East Was Lost (American Policy And The Creation Of Communist China, 1941 - 1949)
Kubek, Dr. Anthony: Henry Regnery Company; Chicago, Illinois 1963 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with no Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 480 pages 

005404005404: LCCN# 63-12892. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards are dark red cloth and are clean, unmarked (except for small silver mark near leading edge) ; pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound, and sharp cornered. "The Far Eastern policy pursued during the Roosevelt-Truman administrations has long been the subject of spirited controversy among historians. This volume is the result of seven years of intensive research into a mass of documentary data dealing with the Communist conquest of China. "

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Russia: Opposing Viewpoints Series, Wagner, Viqi (Editor)
5 Russia: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Wagner, Viqi (Editor): Greenhaven Press - Gale Cengage Learning; Farmington Hills, Michigan 2008 0737737670 / 9780737737677
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover New with No Dust Jacket as issued: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 271 pages 

007488007488: No Jacket As Issued. BRAND NEW. Printing Number Line (1 2 3 4 5 6 7). Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Principal Content Chapters include: What Is Russia's Role in International Politics? * Is Russia Moving Toward Democracy? * How Is Western Culture Influencing Russia? * What Is Russia's Greatest Challenge? "Those who do not know their opponent's arguments do not completely understand their own. In addition to providing a tool for critical thinking, (these books) challenge readers to question their own strongly held opinions and assumptions. Careful examination of others' views can lead to the readers' understanding of the logical inconsistencies in their own opinions, perspective on why they hold an opinion, and the consideration of the possibility that their opinion requires further evaluation. "

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Russia: Opposing Viewpoints Series, Wagner, Viqi (Editor)
6 Russia: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Wagner, Viqi (Editor): Greenhaven Press - Gale Cengage Learning; Farmington Hills, Michigan 2008 0737737670 / 9780737737677
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover New with No Dust Jacket as issued: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 271 pages 

007489007489: No Jacket As Issued. BRAND NEW. Printing Number Line (1 2 3 4 5 6 7). Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Principal Content Chapters include: What Is Russia's Role in International Politics? * Is Russia Moving Toward Democracy? * How Is Western Culture Influencing Russia? * What Is Russia's Greatest Challenge? "Those who do not know their opponent's arguments do not completely understand their own. In addition to providing a tool for critical thinking, (these books) challenge readers to question their own strongly held opinions and assumptions. Careful examination of others' views can lead to the readers' understanding of the logical inconsistencies in their own opinions, perspective on why they hold an opinion, and the consideration of the possibility that their opinion requires further evaluation. "

Price: 46.00 USD
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The CIA And The Cult Of Intelligence, Marchetti, Victor (Author) / Marks, John D. (Author) / Wulf, Melvin L. (Introduction By)
7 The CIA And The Cult Of Intelligence
Marchetti, Victor (Author) / Marks, John D. (Author) / Wulf, Melvin L. (Introduction By): Alfred A. Knopf; New York, New York 1974 0394482395 / 9780394482392
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6 x 8.5 in.: 398 pages 

012430012430: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a New Brodart Mylar Cover. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. LCCN# 74-4995. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "There have been many books about the CIA, but never before has there been one that laid bare the facts so explicitly and with such absolute authority. Victor Marchetti spent 14 years in the CIA, much of the time as a high-ranking officer. Co-author John Marks learned about the agency and intelligence procedures while working in the State Department. Many of the details reported for the first time in this book will surprise and probably shock."

Price: 61.00 USD
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The Trials Of Lenny Bruce (The Fall And Rise Of An American Icon), Collins, Ronald K. L. / Skover, David M.
8 The Trials Of Lenny Bruce (The Fall And Rise Of An American Icon)
Collins, Ronald K. L. / Skover, David M.: Sourcebooks; Naperville, Illinois 2002 1570719861 / 9781570719868
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 562 pages 

006483006483: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. With unopened One-Hour CD, which includes Lenny Bruce's notorious routines and excepts from Lenny's never-before-released secret trail tapes; narrated by Nat Hentof. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Printing Number Line (LB 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . "Lenny Bruce’s words had the power to provoke laughter and debate—as well as shock and outrage. It was the force of his voice that would place him on the wrong side of the law in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. The first carefully documented account of Lenny Bruce’s career and free speech struggles, The Trials of Lenny Bruce paints a vivid, shocking, hilarious and tragic portrait of a man too honest for his time. "

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