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By David Albert Jones

During this energetic and concise Very brief advent, David Albert Jones offers a crisp, broad-ranging survey of angels in theology, philosophy, and pop culture.

Focusing on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he examines how angels were imagined and defined in addition to why they proceed to captivate us. Jones explores the classical discussion--what they're made from, once they got here to be, and the way many there are. He names the archangels, surveys different hierarchies, and examines how they've got replaced over the years. He seems at why the belief of angels is still so effective in smooth tradition, even between non-believers.

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Radio also played a crucial role in the popularization of these types of music. There was a substantial increase in the number of radio stations catering specially to transplanted southerners, some capable of saturating the entire country’s airwaves, others low-wattage affairs with a broadcasting radius of only a few miles. The country music radio business was positively booming in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with new shows modeled on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry coming on the air in all of America’s major cities and on hundreds of small stations that sprouted in rural areas.

The roots of this musical conservatism are not difficult to pinpoint. I. Bill, which provided educational and job opportunities for returning servicemen. After the uncertainty and personal sacrifice of the war years, many people simply wanted to settle down, raise a family, and focus on building their own futures. For millions of Americans who had served in the armed forces, or had come to the city in search of work during the war, or whose immigrant parents and grandparents had fled poverty earlier in the century, this represented the first opportunity to buy a home.

Born into a working-class Italian family in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra attracted public attention in 1935 when he appeared as a member of a vocal quartet on a popular radio show called Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour. From 1937 to 1939 he worked as a singing waiter at the Rustic Cabin, a nightclub in New Jersey. (Although the job paid little, Sinatra wisely 32 AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC Waiting for Frankie outside, and celebrating his presence inside. Frank Driggs Collection. ) In 1939 the bandleader Harry James hired him, and later that same year he joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

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