Sun Yatsen Robert Wilcox and Their Failed Revolutions Honolulu and Canton 1895

The official execration of the counterrevolutionary rebel cause initially ... to Wilcox's brief five or six days on the run, following the failure of the ...

Author: Patrick Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000396249

Category: History

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Dynamite on the Tropic of Cancer is the radical, explosive retelling of the first decade of the 'Father of Modern China' Dr Sun Yatsen’s globally shaped formation as a professional revolutionist, and of the impact of the adult Sun’s revolutionary relationship with Hawaiʻi and with his varied communities of supporters there during its own most turbulent political decade, the 1890s, years in which this remote island nation transformed from native monarchy, via sovereign independent republic, to become the USA’s first overseas territory. Drawn from neglected primary sources, Dynamite reveals the hitherto untold story of the secret revolutionary alliance forged in Honolulu’s backstreets between Sun’s Xingzhonghui and the idiosyncratic italophile soldier Robert Wilcox, "Hawaiʻi’s Garibaldi" and leader of the Kanaka/Native Hawaiian counterrevolution of January 1895. This failed uprising to restore Hawaiʻi’s tragic last Queen, witnessed firsthand by Sun Yatsen, became the archetype upon which ten months later Sun would base his own first attempt at armed insurrection in China: the Canton uprising of 26 October 1895. With an epic sweep across the Pacific’s Tropic of Cancer, Dynamite is the most important study yet written on the origins of Sun Yatsen’s Chinese Revolution and its dynamic interface with Hawaiian history.
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The Martians of Science

... economists, and many others into the international scene. What followed World War I, the failed revolutions, and the humiliating Trianon Peace Treaty, ...

Author: István Hargittai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195365566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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If science has the equivalent of a Bloomsbury group, it is the five men born at the turn of the twentieth century in Budapest: Theodore von Karman, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann, and Edward Teller. From Hungary to Germany to the United States, they remained friends and continued to work together and influence each other throughout their lives. As a result, their work was integral to some of the most important scientific and political developments of the twentieth century.Istvan Hargittai tells the story of this remarkable group: Wigner won a Nobel Prize in theoretical physics; Szilard was the first to see that a chain reaction based on neutrons was possible, initiated the Manhattan Project, but left physics to try to restrict nuclear arms; von Neumann could solve difficult problems in his head and developed the modern computer for more complex problems; von Karman became the first director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, providing the scientific basis for the U.S. Air Force; and Teller was the father of the hydrogen bomb, whose name is now synonymous with the controversial "Star Wars" initiative of the 1980s. Each was fiercely opinionated, politically active, and fought against all forms of totalitarianism. Hargittai, as a young Hungarian physical chemist, was able to get to know some of these great men in their later years, and the depth of information and human interest in The Martians of Science is the result of his personal relationships with the subjects, their families, and their contemporaries. "This is an important story that needs to be told, and Hargittai tells it well." - Nature "What a story! Hargittai, a Jewish-Hungarian like his heroes, tells the remarkable story of five immigrants, of vastly different politics, without whom American science (and the world) would not be the same." - Roald Hoffmann, Nobel laureate, Cornell University
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Failure of a Revolution Germany 1918 1919

In this way the Revolution's first and only military victory developed within five ... from the start, the scene of sharp disagreements between the mass of ...

Author: Sebastian Haffner

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

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Category: History

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The masterfully told story of what happened in Germany following its defeat in the first world war: the Kaiser’s exit from the stage, the sailors’ mutiny, the spreading of the revolution and its betrayal by its own chosen socialist leaders. Haffner recounts the murder of Karl Liebknecht and of Rosa Luxemburg — and the deliberate creation of those relentless counter-revolutionary forces that became the nightmare of the Third Reich. More than a brilliant historical study: it has vital lessons for our own day. “Haffner’s history of the revolution is unrivalled — tight, precise, passionately rational, brilliantly formulated.” — Profil/Wien “No-one else has described and analysed the events of 1918/19 that were decisive for the century as well and as convincingly as Sebastian Haffner.” — Tagespiegel “For Haffner, the revolution was a social-democratic revolution. That it was nevertheless ultimately suppressed bloodily by social-democratic politicians confirms Haffner’s suspicion that this was a case of betrayal.” — Norddeutscher Rundfunk(North German Radio) “Haffner’s book is one of the few that breaks open previously locked doors and shines a light on dark corners of our past.” — Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger “Sebastian Haffner’s brilliant intellect clarifies contrasts and similarities in situations, motivations and deeds and describes lucidly and dramatically the main lines of the complex developments from September 1918 to January 1919.” — Dieter Wunderlich “Those who know Haffner’s method of making the writing of history an inspection of the past motivated by the present, will appreciate this book.” — zitty/Berlin
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Scenes From A Revolution

... in 1963 and then failed to nominate the best of them, Martin Ritt's Hud. ... He had been here before, five years earlier, when, as the costar of The ...

Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847674791

Category: Performing Arts

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With behind-the-scenes gossip creating as much drama as the movies themselves, Hollywood in 1967 showcased the future of film in more ways than one. From the anti-heroes of Bonnie and Clyde and the illicit sex of The Graduate to the race relations of In The Heat of the Night, suddenly no subject was taboo. This was a time of turbulence as hip young filmmakers embodying the restlessness and rebellion of a changing America wrought radical changes to the traditions of cinema. Scenes from a Revolution is an exceptional analysis of the films shortlisted for the Best Picture Academy Award of 1967 as well as an illuminating window into the popular culture of the time.
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Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution

Twenty-Five Years of Freeing the Innocent Daniel S. Medwed ... counsel failed to visit the scene, failed to obtain and study the police reports, or failed ...

Author: Daniel S. Medwed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108138673

Category: Law

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For centuries, most people believed the criminal justice system worked - that only guilty defendants were convicted. DNA technology shattered that belief. DNA has now freed more than three hundred innocent prisoners in the United States. This book examines the lessons learned from twenty-five years of DNA exonerations and identifies lingering challenges. By studying the dataset of DNA exonerations, we know that precise factors lead to wrongful convictions. These include eyewitness misidentifications, false confessions, dishonest informants, poor defense lawyering, weak forensic evidence, and prosecutorial misconduct. In Part I, scholars discuss the efforts of the Innocence Movement over the past quarter century to expose the phenomenon of wrongful convictions and to implement lasting reforms. In Part II, another set of researchers looks ahead and evaluates what still needs to be done to realize the ideal of a more accurate system.
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Scenes from a failed revolution . Vill Voice 34 : 29-32 June 20 , 89 illus . ... ( 14 ) CONVEY , Kevin R. Take five . Boston 81 : 154+ Sept 89 illus .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020396401

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The Enlightenment That Failed

Ideas, Revolution, and Democratic Defeat, 1748-1830 Jonathan I. Israel. whole world. ... On 8 February 1795, only five months after his entombment, ...

Author: Jonathan I. Israel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198738404

Category: History

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The Enlightenment that Failed explores the growing rift between those Enlightenment trends and initiatives that appealed exclusively to elites and those aspiring to enlighten all of society by raising mankind's awareness, freedoms, and educational level generally. Jonathan I. Israel explains why the democratic and radical secularizing tendency of the Western Enlightenment, after gaining some notable successes during the revolutionary era (1775-1820) in numerous countries, especially in Europe, North America, and Spanish America, ultimately failed. He argues that a populist, Robespierriste tendency, sharply at odds with democratic values and freedom of expression, gained an ideological advantage in France, and that the negative reaction this generally provoked caused a more general anti-Enlightenment reaction, a surging anti-intellectualism combined with forms of religious revival that largely undermined the longings of the deprived, underprivileged, and disadvantaged, and ended by helping, albeit often unwittingly, conservative anti-Enlightenment ideologies to dominate the scene. The Enlightenment that Failed relates both the American and the French revolutions to the Enlightenment in a markedly different fashion from how this is usually done, showing how both great revolutions were fundamentally split between bitterly opposed and utterly incompatible ideological tendencies. Radical Enlightenment, which had been an effective ideological challenge to the prevailing monarchical-aristocratic status quo, was weakened, then almost entirely derailed and displaced from the Western consciousness, in the 1830s and 1840s by the rise of Marxism and other forms of socialism.
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Russia s Failed Revolutions

The five young men had quite different backgrounds and had played different ... of the breeds of revolutionaries who would crowd the Russian political scene ...

Author: Adam B Ulam

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: UOM:39015002207002

Category: Dissenters

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Chronicles the struggle for political and intellectual freedom in Russia from 1825 to the present and examines why no revolt so far has succeeded in promoting that kind of self-determination
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Why Perestroika Failed

See Yelena Bonner, 'Five years of perestroika: “bloodless revolution” or revolting development?,' Glasnost ... 2 (New York: Bantam Books, 1988), Scene 4.1.

Author: Peter J Boettke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134886319

Category: Business & Economics

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Perestroika was acclaimed in the west but brought empty shelves in the east. Why Perestroika Failed argues that this was inevitable because it was not based on a sound understanding of market and political processes. Even if the perestroika programme had been carried out to the full it would have failed to bring about the structural changes necessary to transform what was the Soviet economy.
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Brecht and Political Theatre

... and the reduction of the play to the first five scenes all failed to ... invoking the tricolour and hence the topos of revolution, while the larger font ...

Author: Laura Bradley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199286584

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study focuses on The Mother, Bertolt Brecht's most overtly political play and the only play which he staged in the Weimar Republic. Through detailed analysis of archival material, Bradley explores how Brecht's theatre practice developed and how it has subsequently been received and challenged by other directors, in and beyond Germany.
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Representing History in Chinese Media

He wants his troops to attack Sun from five different directions. ... Scene 3: In Nanjing The second revolution is underway and Zhang Xun leads his troops ...

Author: Gotelind Müller

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825807870

Category: History

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Historical TV dramas are a highly popular genre in the People's Republic of China and an important, contested factor in shaping historical consciousness of the populace. The monumental TV drama Zou xiang gonghe made a stir when aired by China Central Television in the spring of 2003. Because of its unconventional representation of the historically critical time-span 1890-1917, the TV drama sparked a heated discussion in the print media as well as in the internet, and was ultimately taken off the program. This book aims at presenting a synopsis of the TV drama, analysing its background and impact on society.
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Current Scene

Two radical Vice Chairmen of the Revolutionary Committee , the husband - and - wife team of Liu Chieht'ing ( 20 ) and Chang Hsi - t'ing ( SE ) , failed to ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000381917

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Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance

The failure of the technique of using bad language in attaining its goal can be ... jeeps and soldiers between midnight and five o'clock in the morning.

Author: Professor Maha El Said

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783602841

Category: Social Science

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Ever since the uprisings that swept the Arab world, the role of Arab women in political transformations received unprecedented media attention. The copious commentary, however, has yet to result in any serious study of the gender dynamics of political upheaval. Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance is the first book to analyse the interplay between moments of sociopolitical transformation, emerging subjectivities and the different modes of women's agency in forging new gender norms in the Arab world. Written by scholars and activists from the countries affected, including Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, this is an important addition to Middle Eastern gender studies.
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Fifth American Revolution

Words often fail when a picture can make the right impression. With this said let us begin the program; Coronel take it. Suddenly the room darkened and then ...

Author: Friedrich O. Georg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468506204

Category: Fiction

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The Constitution, regular Elections, two Parties, Checks and Balances, our brilliant Founding Fathers created this Nation through a Revolution to end all Revolutions, but did they? What about America's westward expansion during the early nineteenth century? Were its excesses and the manner how it was achieved within what the Constitution envisioned?
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The Griffith Project Volume 4

Made just five years after the failed revolution in Russia, ... “The scenes among the poor”, The Moving Picture World noted, “are harrowing enough to arouse ...

Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839020094

Category: Performing Arts

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The fourth volume of 'The Griffith Project' looks at the films produced by D.W.Griffith at the Biograph Company in 1910. There were 86 films in all and they represent a period of creativity for the director, and they have been systematically analyzed in this volume.
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