Author : Winifred Morgan
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : University of Delaware Press
ISBN : 0874133076
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 236

The top hat and stars and stripes that characterize Uncle Sam today were first worn by Yankee actors portraying Brother Jonathan. This book explores the complex emblematic function of the Brother Jonathan figure and its changing meaning through the decades and in a multitude of popular media.

Author : Bryce G. Hoffman
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : Currency
ISBN : 9780307886071
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 432

The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally. At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way the Ford family—America’s last great industrial dynasty—could hold on to their company. Mulally and his team pulled off one of the great­est comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround. In one of the great management narratives of our time, Hoffman puts the reader inside the boardroom as Mulally uses his celebrated Business Plan Review meet­ings to drive change and force Ford to deal with the painful realities of the American auto industry. Hoffman was granted unprecedented access to Ford’s top executives and top-secret company documents. He spent countless hours with Alan Mulally, Bill Ford, the Ford family, former executives, labor leaders, and company directors. In the bestselling tradition of Too Big to Fail and The Big Short, American Icon is narrative nonfiction at its vivid and colorful best.

Author : Dennis Hall
Category : Americana
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : 9780313027673
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 936

Author : Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez
Category : Social Science
Publisher : Berghahn Books
ISBN : 9781800733879
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 199

Since her creation in 1959, Barbie has become an icon of femininity to girls all over the world. In this study, author Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez focuses on a group of multigenerational Puerto Rican women and girls, exploring how playing with Barbie dolls as children has impacted their lives. By documenting the often-complicated relationships girls have with Barbie dolls, Aguiló-Pérez highlights the ways through which women and girls construct their own identities in relation to femininity, body image, race, and nationalism through Barbie play.

Author : Arthur Asa Berger
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781315416205
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 185

This brief, student-friendly introduction to the study of semiotics uses examples from 25 iconic locations in the United States. From Coney Island to Las Vegas, the World Trade Center to the Grand Canyon, Berger shows how semiotics offers a different lens in understanding locations taken for granted in American culture. He recasts Disneyland according to Freud, channels the Mall of America through Baudrilliard, and sees Mount Rushmore through the lens of Gramsci. A seasoned author of student texts, Berger offers an entertaining, non-threatening way to teach theory to undergraduates and that will fit ideally in classes on cultural studies, American studies, social theory, and tourism.

Author : Benedikt Feldges
Category : Performing Arts
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135911911
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 297

Despite the work that has been done on the power of visual communication in general, and about the social influence of television in particular, television’s relationship with reality is still something of a black box. Even today, the convention that the screen functions as a window on reality structures much of the production and reception of televisual narratives. But as reality ought to become history at one point, what are we to do with such windows on the past? Developing and applying a highly innovative approach to the modern picture, American Icons sets out to expose the historicity of icons, to reframe the history of the screen and to dissect the visual core of a medium that is still so poorly understood. Dismantling the aura of apparently timeless icons and past spectacles with their seductive power to attract the eye, this book offers new ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in our modern pictorial culture.

Author : Stonesong Press
Category : History
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781493033034
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 96

The American Icons series celebrates the people, places, and objects that have informed American popular culture over the last 75 years. Illustrated throughout and replete with anecdotes, fun facts, and informative sidebars. American Icons: Yellowstone National Park is a celebration of America's first national park. From its famous geothermal geysers to its abundant wildlife, Yellowstone National Park is arguably the most beautiful land in North America, and this book captures that splendor by exploring the park's history and place in American pop culture.

Author : Hermene Hartman
Category : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Hartman Publishing Group, Ltd.
ISBN : 9781545716274
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book :

Iconic Black Chicagoan profiles. This volume is a book of comedians, athletes, and musicians of Chicago. A must have for everyone who cherishes the history of Chicago within the African American community. A contemporary history of over 30 years.

Author : Barbara J. Mitnick
Category : Presidents
Publisher : Hudson Hills
ISBN : 1555951481
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 176

It is also an image that has resisted fundamental revision over the course of two centuries because of the force of Washington's character, the clarity of his political purposes, and the intensity of his charisma.

Author : Perry Stambaugh
Category : Barns
Publisher :
ISBN : PSU:000016089204
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 92