Mannix

Mannix PDF Author: Brenda Niall
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925095118
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 448

Book Description
Winner of the 2016 Australian Literature Society’s Gold Medal and the National Biography Award. Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne from 1917 until his death, aged ninety-nine, in 1963, was a towering figure in Melbourne's Catholic community. But his political interventions had a profound effect on the wider Australian nation too. Award-winning biographer Brenda Niall has made some unexpected discoveries in Irish and Australian archives which overturn some widely held views. She also draws on her own memories of meeting and interviewing Mannix to get to the essence of this man of contradictions, controversies and mystery. Mannix is not only an astonishing new look at a remarkable life, but a fascinating depiction of Melbourne in the first half last century. Brenda Niall is one of Australia’s foremost biographers. She is the author of five award-winning biographies, including her acclaimed accounts of the Boyd family. In 2016 she won the Australian Literature Society’s Gold Medal and the National Biography Award for Mannix. Brenda has degrees from the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and Monash University. In 2004 she was awarded the Order of Australia for ‘services to Australian literature, as an academic, biographer and literary critic’. She frequently reviews for the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Book Review. ‘For readers interested in the political and cultural life of Australia during the first half of the 20th century, Niall’s highly readable biography will reward handsomely.’ Books & Publishing ‘With characteristic insight, sensitivity, and tact, Niall confirms that Daniel Mannix is a major, if elusive, figure in the modern history of Australia, Ireland, and the Catholic Church...a balanced and convincing account of Mannix’s life and times.’ Australian Book Review ‘Brenda Niall’s central challenge was to uncover the personal face of Mannix from his public speeches...She does this modestly and penetratingly.’ Catholic News ‘This is the best life of Mannix we have...Writing from inside the Melbourne Catholic experience, Brenda Niall shows how people’s affection for Mannix muted their criticisms of him—even if they knew better.’ Global Pulse ‘I should say that I expected to take my time over this biography, as I usually do, reading a chapter every other day. But not so, I could not put it down.’ ANZ LitLovers ‘For my money, Brenda Niall’s Mannix is the most wise, shrewd and elegant biography yet produced of this complex and beguiling man. Niall’s irresistible prose strengthens the candour of this fine book.’ Age ‘Calmly magisterial...Niall gives a sense of Mannix’s greatness and of why we can still be awed by him.’ Australian ‘An extraordinary man and an extraordinary book.’ Weekly Times ‘Among living Australian biographers, only Philip Ayres matches Brenda Niall for painstaking research serving narratives at once spirited and judicious.’ Spectator ‘This book is the work of a master of the art of biography...Gripping.’ Irish Echo ‘A fond and fluent life of Mannix that captures the crispness and the passion, the humour and the enigma of the man who meddled with politics like a master magician.’ Sydney Review of Books ‘[Niall] has written a generous and penetrating biography.’ Madonna Magazine

Mannix

Mannix PDF Author: Brenda Niall
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925095118
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 448

Book Description
Winner of the 2016 Australian Literature Society’s Gold Medal and the National Biography Award. Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne from 1917 until his death, aged ninety-nine, in 1963, was a towering figure in Melbourne's Catholic community. But his political interventions had a profound effect on the wider Australian nation too. Award-winning biographer Brenda Niall has made some unexpected discoveries in Irish and Australian archives which overturn some widely held views. She also draws on her own memories of meeting and interviewing Mannix to get to the essence of this man of contradictions, controversies and mystery. Mannix is not only an astonishing new look at a remarkable life, but a fascinating depiction of Melbourne in the first half last century. Brenda Niall is one of Australia’s foremost biographers. She is the author of five award-winning biographies, including her acclaimed accounts of the Boyd family. In 2016 she won the Australian Literature Society’s Gold Medal and the National Biography Award for Mannix. Brenda has degrees from the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and Monash University. In 2004 she was awarded the Order of Australia for ‘services to Australian literature, as an academic, biographer and literary critic’. She frequently reviews for the Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Book Review. ‘For readers interested in the political and cultural life of Australia during the first half of the 20th century, Niall’s highly readable biography will reward handsomely.’ Books & Publishing ‘With characteristic insight, sensitivity, and tact, Niall confirms that Daniel Mannix is a major, if elusive, figure in the modern history of Australia, Ireland, and the Catholic Church...a balanced and convincing account of Mannix’s life and times.’ Australian Book Review ‘Brenda Niall’s central challenge was to uncover the personal face of Mannix from his public speeches...She does this modestly and penetratingly.’ Catholic News ‘This is the best life of Mannix we have...Writing from inside the Melbourne Catholic experience, Brenda Niall shows how people’s affection for Mannix muted their criticisms of him—even if they knew better.’ Global Pulse ‘I should say that I expected to take my time over this biography, as I usually do, reading a chapter every other day. But not so, I could not put it down.’ ANZ LitLovers ‘For my money, Brenda Niall’s Mannix is the most wise, shrewd and elegant biography yet produced of this complex and beguiling man. Niall’s irresistible prose strengthens the candour of this fine book.’ Age ‘Calmly magisterial...Niall gives a sense of Mannix’s greatness and of why we can still be awed by him.’ Australian ‘An extraordinary man and an extraordinary book.’ Weekly Times ‘Among living Australian biographers, only Philip Ayres matches Brenda Niall for painstaking research serving narratives at once spirited and judicious.’ Spectator ‘This book is the work of a master of the art of biography...Gripping.’ Irish Echo ‘A fond and fluent life of Mannix that captures the crispness and the passion, the humour and the enigma of the man who meddled with politics like a master magician.’ Sydney Review of Books ‘[Niall] has written a generous and penetrating biography.’ Madonna Magazine

Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society. Volume 39 (2018)

Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society. Volume 39 (2018) PDF Author: ATF Press
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 1925872505
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 270

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Category : Irrigation
Languages : en
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The Hollywood Studio System

The Hollywood Studio System PDF Author: Douglas Gomery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1839020202
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 344

Book Description
Despite being one of the biggest industries in the United States, indeed the World, the internal workings of the 'dream factory' that is Hollywood is little understood outside the business. The Hollywood Studio System: A History is the first book to describe and analyse the complete development, classic operation, and reinvention of the global corporate entitles which produce and distribute most of the films we watch. Starting in 1920, Adolph Zukor, Head of Paramount Pictures, over the decade of the 1920s helped to fashion Hollywood into a vertically integrated system, a set of economic innovations which was firmly in place by 1930. For the next three decades, the movie industry in the United States and the rest of the world operated by according to these principles. Cultural, social and economic changes ensured the dernise of this system after the Second World War. A new way to run Hollywood was required. Beginning in 1962, Lew Wasserman of Universal Studios emerged as the key innovator in creating a second studio system. He realized that creating a global media conglomerate was more important than simply being vertically integrated. Gomery's history tells the story of a 'tale of two systems 'using primary materials from a score of archives across the United States as well as a close reading of both the business and trade press of the time. Together with a range of photographs never before published the book also features over 150 box features illuminating aspect of the business.

Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir

Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir PDF Author: Patrick Keating
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520204
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 312

Book Description
Lighting performs essential functions in Hollywood films, enhancing the glamour, clarifying the action, and intensifying the mood. Examining every facet of this understated art form, from the glowing backlights of the silent period to the shaded alleys of film noir, Patrick Keating affirms the role of Hollywood lighting as a distinct, compositional force. Closely analyzing Girl Shy (1924), Anna Karenina (1935), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), and T-Men (1947), along with other brilliant classics, Keating describes the unique problems posed by these films and the innovative ways cinematographers handled the challenge. Once dismissed as crank-turning laborers, these early cinematographers became skillful professional artists by carefully balancing the competing demands of story, studio, and star. Enhanced by more than one hundred illustrations, this volume counters the notion that style took a backseat to storytelling in Hollywood film, proving that the lighting practices of the studio era were anything but neutral, uniform, and invisible. Cinematographers were masters of multifunctionality and negotiation, honing their craft to achieve not only realistic fantasy but also pictorial artistry.

Arthur Griffith

Arthur Griffith PDF Author: Owen McGee
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
ISBN: 1785370111
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
As a working-class Dubliner who played a crucial role in inspiring and leading Dáil Éireann in its formative stages, Arthur Griffith's life and world is one of the greatest windows into understanding the dynamics of the Irish revolution. Owen McGee's authoritative biography is based on fascinating original research and presents a fresh analysis and interpretation of Griffith's life and the economic basis of the political history of the era. Griffith has been typified as 'the last Young Irelander' and Owen McGee's masterly account reflects on this by examining the very different conceptions of Irish nationalism that existed before and after the formation of the Irish state. It also suggests that Griffith's belief in the importance of economic freedoms and the ability of an independent Ireland to provide for its own people, was an ideal that inspired the subsequent evolution of the Irish state.

The Blind Boss and His City

The Blind Boss and His City PDF Author: William A. Bullough
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520364333
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 364

Book Description
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1979.

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction PDF Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317457919
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 832

Book Description
The encyclopedia takes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the history of the period. It includes general and specific entries on politics and business, labor, industry, agriculture, education and youth, law and legislative affairs, literature, music, the performing and visual arts, health and medicine, science and technology, exploration, life on the Western frontier, family life, slave life, Native American life, women, and more than a hundred influential individuals.

With Pen and Tongue

With Pen and Tongue PDF Author: Ursula M. L. Bygott
Publisher: Melbourne University
ISBN:
Category : Jesuits
Languages : en
Pages : 423

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The Jesuits in Australia 1865-1939.

Ireland and Australia, 1798-1998

Ireland and Australia, 1798-1998 PDF Author: Philip Bull
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Australia
Languages : en
Pages : 367

Book Description
Australia's principal scholarly commemoration of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and its outcomes for both countries, represented in one volume by 32 selected papers from across the Humanities, arranged in five broad strands: 1798 and its remembrance; The Irish Diaspora; Northern Ireland; Literature and Culture; Twentieth Century Ireland.