Keeper of the Flame


Author: I. A. R. Wylie
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787208834
Category: History
Page: 125
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THE WOMAN HE LOVED WAS SWORN TO GUARD THE LEGEND OF THE GREAT LEADER—HE WAS HONOR-BOUND TO DESTROY IT... The governor of a New England state has died suddenly in an unwitnessed automobile accident. He was the coming man, widely mentioned for the presidency, a champion of the underprivileged, and especially of the younger generation, who had formed Robert Forrest clubs the country over. The shock and the sorrow over his death is nationwide. Steve O’Malley, ace war correspondent, whose passion for truth has got him kicked out of all the warring countries abroad, is at a loose end at home and is assigned by his paper to the job of writing the life of the man as he really was. Disastrously, he falls in love with Forrest’s young wife. What he finds, the development of the love affair, the rumble of great events in the background, make a tale of rare intensity.

Keepers of the Flame

Understanding Amnesty International
Author: Stephen Hopgood
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 080146983X
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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"If one organization is synonymous with keeping hope alive, even as a faint glimmer in the darkness of a prison, it is Amnesty International. Amnesty has been the light, and that light was truth—bearing witness to suffering hidden from the eyes of the world."—from Keepers of the Flame The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization, Keepers of the Flame charts the history of Amnesty International and the development of its nerve center, the International Secretariat, over forty-five years. Through interviews with staff members, archival research, and unprecedented access to Amnesty International's internal meetings, Stephen Hopgood provides an engrossing and enlightening account of day-to-day operations within the organization, larger decisions about the nature of its mission, and struggles over the implementation of that mission. An enduring feature of Amnesty's inner life, Hopgood finds, has been a recurrent struggle between the "keepers of the flame" who seek to preserve Amnesty's accumulated store of moral authority and reformers who hope to change, modernize, and use that moral authority in ways that its protectors fear may erode the organization's uniqueness. He also explores how this concept of moral authority affects the working lives of the servants of such an ideal and the ways in which it can undermine an institution's political authority over time. Hopgood argues that human-rights activism is a social practice best understood as a secular religion where internal conflict between sacred and profane—the mission and the practicalities of everyday operations—are both unavoidable and necessary. Keepers of the Flame is vital reading for anyone interested in Amnesty International, its accomplishments, agonies, obligations, fears, opportunities, and challenges—or, more broadly, in how humanitarian organizations accommodate the moral passions that energize volunteers and professional staff alike.

Keepers of the Flame

Interviews with Elders of Traditional Witchcraft in America
Author: Morganna Davies,Aradia Lynch
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780970901309
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 216
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Traditional witches have preferred to remain anonymous, quietly practicing their craft. These elders are growing older and the torches are being passed to a new generation. This book is not about the elders; it is a record of their opinions, views, and comments of what the craft was and what they think it will become in the future.

Fire-us #2: The Keepers of the Flame


Author: Jennifer Armstrong,Nancy Butcher
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060080495
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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After a virus destroys most of the world's adult population, a group of children are delighted to discover a colony of adult survivors in a Florida shopping mall, but soon find that they are not as friendly as they appear.

Keeper of the flame

how to inspire others on the cusp of change
Author: Mike Lipkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780973295825
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 233
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Keepers of the Flame

NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media
Author: Travis Vogan
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252096274
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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NFL Films changed the way Americans view football. Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media traces the subsidiary's development from a small independent film production company to the marketing machine that Sports Illustrated named "perhaps the most effective propaganda organ in the history of corporate America." Drawing on research at the NFL Films Archive and the Pro Football Hall of Fame and interviews with media pioneer Steve Sabol and others, Travis Vogan shows how NFL Films has constructed a consistent, romanticized, and remarkably visible mythology for the National Football League. The company packages football as a visceral and dramatic sequence of violent, beautiful, graceful, and heroic gridiron battles. Historically proven formulas for presentation--such as the dramatic voiceovers once provided by John Facenda's baritone, the soaring scores of Sam Spence's rousing background music, and the epic poetry found in Steve Sabol's scripts--are still used today. From the Vincent Price-narrated Strange but True Football Stories to the currently running series Hard Knocks, NFL Films distinguishes the NFL from other sports organizations and from other media and entertainment. Vogan tells the larger story of the company's relationship with and vast influence on our culture's representations of sport, the expansion of sports television beyond live game broadcasts, and the emergence of cable television and Internet sports media. Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media presents sports media as an integral facet of American popular culture and NFL Films as key to the transformation of professional football into the national obsession commonly known as America's Game.

Charlie Deleo

Keeper of the Flame
Author: William C. Armstrong
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1597819298
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 212
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Charlie DeLeo's lifelong devotion to keeping the Statue of Liberty's Flame burning bright is a story that will inspire young and old alike and anyone who values faith and freedom. (Practical Life)

Keeper of the Flame


Author: Bianca D'Arc
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 9781619216952
Category: Fiction
Page: 298
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Despite the fact he is the largest of his half-dragon brothers and better suited to fighting, Hugh has been sent on an undercover mission. Forced to stay in human form, he must discover if the land of Helios is truly the Draconian ally it pretends, or something more sinister.

Keeper of the Flame

A Biography of Nina Simone
Author: Jennifer Warner
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1629173894
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 120
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The life of Nina Simone is one of blocked paths and surprising detours. Some people are born to an obvious destiny, only to find that society, circumstance, and chance steer them onto an entirely different course. Had Nina been born at a different time, she could very well have been a superstar of classical music at an early age. However, the severe oppression of African Americans in the United States during the 1950s forced her to find her fate down a different road. That she did so with flair, grace, and brilliance speaks to the resilience of the oppressed spirit. Though she battled terrible oppression, the greed of managers and lovers, and her own mental illness, she refused to allow the trials of life to stand in her way. What she left behind is a testament to the power of the human spirit, beautifully recorded in song. This book tell her incredible story.

Keeper of the Flame

The Story of Mary Magdalen
Author: Leslie Chyten
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595211771
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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Three remarkable and courageous women are given the task of creating a community that embodies and preserves the teachings and transmissions of their beloved guide and friend, Yeshua of Nazareth. Enduring the terror and sorrow of his crucifixion, they journey into the desert of Judea, calling upon faith and intuition to lead them to their destination. On the way they encounter the Wise Ones, a group of great souls who are here to guide the evolutionary pattern of this planet. Mary Magdalen is one of these women. Having transcended years of betrayal and humiliation, she experiences the power of love and surrender that leads her through the doorway to salvation. She becomes an intimate part of the circle of disciples, and goes on to become a healer and spiritual leader in her own right. This is the story of her inner and outer journey of transformation. It is a story of courage, trust, wisdom and truth. This is her story, but more significantly, this is your story.

Starborn Arising

Keeper of the Blue Flame
Author: E'nishra
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781975863746
Category:
Page: 304
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Starborn Arising shares a profound human perspective born of a lifetime of experience. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote, "In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them." This book goes beyond "them". Starborn Arising is a challenge for the reader to awaken to a beautiful truth that is expressed artistically in this book: "You are like a wave on the sea and you are the radiant Ocean of Light." Awaken and Ascend.

Keeper of the Flames


Author: Jenna Solitaire
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 9781429914802
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
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My name is Jenna Solitaire, and I am the Keeper of the Boards. With the elements of Air and Water at my command, I now go in search for the most dangerous Board I have sought so far—the Board of Fire. From the searing desert of the Middle East, Jenna and Simon travel to the ancient city of Pompeii, following the clues to the hiding place of the Board of Fire—also known as the Board of the Flames. But Peraud is hot on their trail, and is more determined than ever to claim the two Boards the Keeper already possesses. Jenna must also contend with her growing attraction to Simon, who is torn by his desire for her—and his sacred duty to the Church. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Keepers of the Flame

Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography
Author: Ian Hamilton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571281680
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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Literary biography is an endlessly fascinating form, not least because of the fierce controversies that attend the question of how much of a writer's real life ought to be related to readers. Ian Hamilton, a first-rate biographer who encountering his share of adversity in writing the life of J.D. Salinger, is the perfect chronicler of such controversies in this brilliant study, first published in 1992, which charts the course of literary biography from Donne and Shakespeare to Plath and Larkin. 'Such a compelling read.' Antonia Fraser, Times 'Lively and informative, powerfully and humorously written.' Anthony Burgess, Observer 'Surely the funniest book ever written on the doom-laden issue of posthumous literary fame.' Jonathan Keates, Independent

Keepers of the Flame

Understanding Amnesty International
Author: Stephen Hopgood
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 080146983X
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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"If one organization is synonymous with keeping hope alive, even as a faint glimmer in the darkness of a prison, it is Amnesty International. Amnesty has been the light, and that light was truth—bearing witness to suffering hidden from the eyes of the world."—from Keepers of the Flame The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization, Keepers of the Flame charts the history of Amnesty International and the development of its nerve center, the International Secretariat, over forty-five years. Through interviews with staff members, archival research, and unprecedented access to Amnesty International's internal meetings, Stephen Hopgood provides an engrossing and enlightening account of day-to-day operations within the organization, larger decisions about the nature of its mission, and struggles over the implementation of that mission. An enduring feature of Amnesty's inner life, Hopgood finds, has been a recurrent struggle between the "keepers of the flame" who seek to preserve Amnesty's accumulated store of moral authority and reformers who hope to change, modernize, and use that moral authority in ways that its protectors fear may erode the organization's uniqueness. He also explores how this concept of moral authority affects the working lives of the servants of such an ideal and the ways in which it can undermine an institution's political authority over time. Hopgood argues that human-rights activism is a social practice best understood as a secular religion where internal conflict between sacred and profane—the mission and the practicalities of everyday operations—are both unavoidable and necessary. Keepers of the Flame is vital reading for anyone interested in Amnesty International, its accomplishments, agonies, obligations, fears, opportunities, and challenges—or, more broadly, in how humanitarian organizations accommodate the moral passions that energize volunteers and professional staff alike.

Keepers of the Flame

Unlocking the Ancient Secret of an Acceptable Sacrifice
Author: Robert Stearns
Publisher: Eagles Wings
ISBN: 9780966583144
Category: Religion
Page: 211
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Keeper of the Flame


Author: Stephanie Burke
Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781419955204
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
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Love, Lies, And Murder includes the stories: Telling Tales and His Every Desire

Keeper of the Lost Cities


Author: Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442445947
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 488
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At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.