The Ministry of Truth

The Ministry of Truth
Author: Dorian Lynskey
Publisher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-06-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0385544065

"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.” --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop. 1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: epubli
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2021-01-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3753145130

"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

The New Ministry of Truth

The New Ministry of Truth
Author: Maurice L Naylon IV
Publisher: Hellgate Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2019-05-04
ISBN: 9781555719456

This is not a book about epic firefights. It's not about battlefield heroics. No one will extract a blockbuster movie from these words. Rather, the purpose of this book is to use the story of a combat advisor's deployment to Afghanistan to illustrate one of America's gravest betrayals. For nearly two decades, the United States has sent its youth to fight and die in Afghanistan, all the while failing to define a clear political objective to be achieved by these military means. This failure came to a head as 2014 rolled into 2015, and the U.S. government declared an "end to combat operations." These empty words failed to align with the reality on the ground; they simply forced our nation's warfighters to shoulder the risk of combat without the ability to defend themselves. This is the story of that time, about America's new "Ministry of Truth" and the servicemembers sent to carry out its whims.

Truth for Life

Truth for Life
Author: Alistair Begg
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-11-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1784985864

A year of gospel-saturated daily devotions from renowned Bible teacher Alistair Begg. Start with the gospel each and every day with this one-year devotional by renowned Bible teacher Alistair Begg. We all need to be reminded of the truth that anchors our life and excites and equips us to live for Christ. Reflecting on a short passage each day, Alistair spans the Scriptures to show us the greatness and grace of God, and to thrill our hearts to live as His children. His clear, faithful exposition and thoughtful application mean that this resource will both engage your mind and stir your heart. Each day includes prompts to apply what you’ve read, a related Bible text to enjoy, and a plan for reading through the whole of the Scriptures in a year. The hardback cover and ribbon marker make this a wonderful gift.

On Nineteen Eighty-Four

On Nineteen Eighty-Four
Author: D.J. Taylor
Publisher: Abrams
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-10-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1683356845

The essential backstory to the creation and meaning of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century—and now the twenty-first. Since its publication nearly seventy years ago, George Orwell’s 1984 has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modern age. Politicians have testified to its influence on their intellectual identities, rock musicians have made records about it, TV viewers watch a reality show named for it, and a White House spokesperson tells of “alternative facts.” The world we live in is often described as an Orwellian one, awash in inescapable surveillance and invasions of privacy. On Nineteen Eighty-Four dives deep into Orwell’s life to chart his earlier writings and key moments in his youth, such as his years at a boarding school, whose strict and charismatic headmaster shaped the idea of Big Brother. Taylor tells the story of the writing of the book, taking readers to the Scottish island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famous thanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish 1984. Published during the cold war—a term Orwell coined—Taylor elucidates the environmental influences on the book. Then he examines 1984’s post-publication life, including its role as a tool to understand our language, politics, and government. In a climate where truth, surveillance, censorship, and critical thinking are contentious, Orwell’s work is necessary. Written with resonant and reflective analysis, On Nineteen Eighty-Four is both brilliant and remarkably timely. Praise for On Nineteen Eighty-Four “A lively, engaging, concise biography of a novel.” —Kirkus Reviews “The fascinating origins and complex legacy of this enduring masterwork are chronicled in [this] arresting new book.” —BookPage “Brisk [and] focused. . . . Taylor here covers the highlights, giving both an overview of Orwell’s career and a survey of his greatest literary achievement.” —Wall Street Journal “Taylor is an accomplished literary critic and he illuminates Orwell’s work in the context of his life, elegantly and expertly charting his course from Grub Street to bestsellerdom.” —TheGuardian

The Ministry of Truth

The Ministry of Truth
Author: Eva Munz
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2007
Genre: History

This book of photographs brings you North Korea as chillingly envisioned by dictator Kim Jong-Il.

An All-Round Ministry

An All-Round Ministry
Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Publisher: Counted Faithful
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2020-03-14
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1788722426

Twelve Presidential addresses given by Charles Haddon Spurgeon to the Annual Conference of the Pastors’ College. His affection and concern for the students and serving pastors is very evident throughout. A fearless stand for doctrinal purity (then under threat due to the Downgrade) is blended with passionate appeals for evangelistic endeavour and practical godliness. This is a book that every pastor should read for both challenge and inspiration. It was always Spurgeon’s intention to publish these addresses but they were only finally made available posthumously in 1900. C H Spurgeon (1834-1892) was pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in south London for many years, and thousands were converted under his ministry.

New Learning

New Learning
Author: Mary Kalantzis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2012-06-29
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1107644283

Fully updated and revised, the second edition of New Learning explores the contemporary debates and challenges in education and considers how schools can prepare their students for the future. New Learning, Second Edition is an inspiring and comprehensive resource for pre-service and in-service teachers alike.

She Reads Truth

She Reads Truth
Author: Raechel Myers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1433688980

Born out of the experiences of hundreds of thousands of women who Raechel and Amanda have walked alongside as they walk with the Lord, She Reads Truth is the message that will help you understand the place of God's Word in your life.