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Smoky, the Dog That Saved My Life
The Bill Wynne Story
World War II soldier Bill Wynne met Smoky while serving in New Guinea, where the dog, who was smaller than Wynne’s army boot, was found trying to scratch her way out of a foxhole. After he adopted her, she served as the squadron mascot and is credited as being the first therapy dog for the emotional support she provided the soldiers.
Modernist Art in Ethiopia
If modernism initially came to Africa through colonial contact, what does Ethiopia’s inimitable historical condition—its independence save for five years under Italian occupation—mean for its own modernist tradition?
Shakespeare the Illusionist
Magic, Dreams, and the Supernatural on Film
In Shakespeare the Illusionist, Neil Forsyth reviews the history of Shakespeare’s plays on film, using the basic distinction in film tradition between what is owed to Méliès and what to the Lumière brothers.
Brides in the Sky
Stories and a Novella
Each of the crystalline worlds Cary Holladay brings us in the short stories and novella that make up Brides in the Sky has sisterhood, in all its urgency and peril, at its heart. She crafts these stories with subtle humor, a stunning sense of place, and an unerring eye for character.
The Community Table
Effective Fundraising through Events
In The Community Table, Susan Urano translates her nonprofit’s experience with a large-scale annual fundraiser into a step-by-step guide for organizers. Using real-life examples, she illustrates methods of team building, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Includes sample timelines, budgets, publicity plans, and committee structures.