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Author(s): Boris Chrubasik
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Civilization
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-12-27
ISBN-10: 0198786921
ISBN-13: 9780198786924
Language: English
Description: Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King focuses on ideas of kingship and power in the Seleukid empire, the largest of the successor states of Alexander the Great. Exploring the question of how a man becomes a king, it specifically examines the role of usurpers in this particular kingdom--those who attempted to become king, and who were labelled as rebels by ancient authors after their demise--by placing these individuals in their appropriate historical contexts through careful analysis of the literary, numismatic, and epigraphic material. By writing about kings and rebels, literary accounts make a clear statement about... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:42:12 GMT
From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century (by Dr Alex Gourevitch) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/from-slavery-to-the-cooperative-commonwealth-labor-and-republican-liberty-in-the-nineteenth-century
Author(s): Dr Alex Gourevitch
Categories: Business & Economics > Labor, History > United States
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2014-12-08
ISBN-10: 1107663652
ISBN-13: 9781107663657
Language: English
Description: This book reconstructs how a group of nineteenth-century labor reformers appropriated and radicalized the republican tradition. These "labor republicans" derived their definition of freedom from a long tradition of political theory dating back to the classical republics. In this tradition, to be free is to be independent of anyone else's will - to be dependent is to be a slave. Borrowing these ideas, labor republicans argued that wage laborers were unfree because of their abject dependence on their employers. Workers in a cooperative, on the other hand, were considered free because they equally and collectively controlled their work. Although these... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:36:21 GMT
On the Purification of Women: Churching in Northern France, 1100-1500 (The New Middle Ages) (by P. Rieder) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/on-the-purification-of-women-churching-in-northern-france-1100-1500-the-new-middle-ages
Author(s): P. Rieder
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Europe, History > World, Religion > Christianity, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2014-01-14
ISBN-10: 1349735329
ISBN-13: 9781349735327
Language: English
Description: This book is a social history of the ritual and custom of churching, a liturgical rite of purification after childbirth performed on a woman's first visit to church after giving birth. The book describes the development of the rite from its original meaning as a response to blood pollution to its redefinition as a rite that honoured marriage.
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:36:07 GMT
The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558 - 1721 (by Robert I. Frost) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-northern-wars-war-state-and-society-in-northeastern-europe-1558-1721
Author(s): Robert I. Frost
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2000-08-08
ISBN-10: 0582064295
ISBN-13: 9780582064294
Language: English
Description:  This book provides an accessible study of the neglected but highly important series of wars fought for control of the Baltic and Northeastern Europe during the period 1558-1721. It is the first comprehensive history which considers the revolution in military strategy which took place in the battlefields of Eastern Europe. Robert Frost examines the impact of war on the very different social and political systems of Sweden, Denmark, Poland-Lithuania and Russia and he explains why it was Russia that emerged victorious from these wars. Based on extensive primary and secondary research (including much material that is unfamiliar in English) this... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:32:16 GMT
The Cutting Edge: A Half Century of U.S. Fighter Aircraft R&D (by Mark Lorell, Hugh P. Levaux) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cutting-edge-a-half-century-of-u-s-fighter-aircraft-randd
Author(s): Mark Lorell, Hugh P. Levaux
Categories: History > Military, Political Science > General, Technology & Engineering > Military Science, Transportation > Aviation
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Publish date: 1998-10-06
ISBN-10: 0833026070
ISBN-13: 9780833026071
Language: English
Description: This pictorial history, featuring nearly 40 rare aircraft photos, discusses the major trends in the history of jet fighter design and development in the United States since WWII. With the declining size and experience base of the U.S. military aerospace industry, many worry about the industry's ability to support future military requirements. The authors examine the successes of the past to help shape research and development policies for the future.
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:06:02 GMT
Natchez Country: Indians, Colonists, and the Landscapes of Race in French Louisiana (Early American Places Ser.) (by George Milne) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/natchez-country-indians-colonists-and-the-landscapes-of-race-in-french-louisiana-early-american-places-ser
Author(s): George Milne
Categories: History > Native American, History > United States
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish date: 2015-03-15
ISBN-10: 0820347493
ISBN-13: 9780820347493
Language: English
Description: At the dawn of the 1700s the Natchez viewed the first Francophones in the Lower Mississippi Valley as potential inductees to their chiefdom. This mistaken perception lulled them into permitting these outsiders to settle among them. Within two decades conditions in Natchez Country had taken a turn for the worse. The trickle of wayfarers had given way to a torrent of colonists (and their enslaved Africans) who refused to recognize the Natchez’s hierarchy. These newcomers threatened to seize key authority-generating features of Natchez Country: mounds, a plaza, and a temple. This threat inspired these Indians to turn to a... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:36:02 GMT
Assassination Science : Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK (by James H. Fetzer) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/assassination-science-experts-speak-out-on-the-death-of-jfk
Author(s): James H. Fetzer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, History > United States
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publish date: 1997-10-01
ISBN-10: 0812693655
ISBN-13: 9780812693652
Language: English
Description: If you were beginning to believe that lone nut Lee Harvey Oswald did kill President Kennedy all by himself, this could be the book to convince you, that there was indeed a conspiracy and a cover-up. The contributors worked independently at first, and were drawn together by a shared outrage at statements on the assassination made in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1992.
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:32:19 GMT
City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934 (by Rosalyn R. LaPier, David R. M. Beck) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/city-indian-native-american-activism-in-chicago-1893-1934
Author(s): Rosalyn R. LaPier, David R. M. Beck
Categories: History > Native American, History > United States
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish date: 2015-05-01
ISBN-10: 0803248393
ISBN-13: 9780803248397
Language: English
Description: In City Indian, Rosalyn R. LaPier and David R. M. Beck tell the engaging story of American Indian men and women who migrated to Chicago from across America. From the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to the 1934 Century of Progress Fair, American Indians in Chicago voiced their opinions about political, social, educational, and racial issues.   City Indian focuses on the privileged members of the American Indian community in Chicago who were doctors, nurses, business owners, teachers, and entertainers. During the Progressive Era, more than at any other time in the city’s history, they could be found in the... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:32:10 GMT
Financial Crisis and Bank Management in Japan (1997 to 2016): Building a Stable Banking System (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions) (by Mitsuhiko Nakano) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/financial-crisis-and-bank-management-in-japan-1997-to-2016-building-a-stable-banking-system-palgrave-macmillan-studies-in-banking-and-financial
Author(s): Mitsuhiko Nakano
Categories: Business & Economics > Banks & Banking, Business & Economics > Economic History, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Finance, History > General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-11-24
ISBN-10: 1137541172
ISBN-13: 9781137541178
Language: English
Description: This book explores the challenges faced by the Japanese economy and the Japanese banking industry following the financial crisis that emerged around the turn of the last millennium. The author explores how the Japanese financial crisis of the late 1990s engendered huge restructuring efforts in the banking industry, which eventually led to even more sweeping changes of the economic system and long-term deflation in the 2000s. The discussion begins with an overview of the unconventional monetary policy launched by the Bank of Japan at this time, while banking administrative policies maintained their strict code of governance.... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:28:02 GMT
Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy (by David Cannadine) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/margaret-thatcher-a-life-and-legacy
Author(s): David Cannadine
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > Europe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-03-01
ISBN-10: 0198795009
ISBN-13: 9780198795001
Language: English
Description: Few modern women have had as great a political impact as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer's daughter from Grantham who, as Margaret Thatcher, became Britain's first woman prime minister. The longest serving British premier of the twentieth century, Thatcher has been the subject of both adulation and vilification. In Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy, the leading historian Sir David Cannadine sets Margaret Thatcher in the context of recent British history. With elegance, wit, and historical insight, Cannadine charts Mrs Thatcher's upbringing and influences, her political career and life after politics, the impact of her policies, and her... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:42:20 GMT
Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi: The Making of a Counter-Reformation Saint (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs) (by Clare Copeland) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/maria-maddalena-de-pazzi-the-making-of-a-counter-reformation-saint-oxford-theology-and-religion-monographs
Author(s): Clare Copeland
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Europe, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-10-18
ISBN-10: 0198785380
ISBN-13: 9780198785385
Language: English
Description: This work offers a detailed reconstruction of the campaigns for and trials resulting in the beatification (in 1626) and subsequent canonization in 1169 of the Florentine mystic nun, Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi (1566-1607). Clare Copeland places her findings in the wide context of the politics of saint-making at a time of particular significance for the history of Roman Catholic canonization. The Protestant Reformation had put the Roman Catholic Church on the defensive in this area of devotional practice and the period covered in this volume (ca. 1600-1669) saw far-reaching reforms in the ways in which sanctity was measured and adjudicated by Rome.... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:42:16 GMT
Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea (by Jan Ruger) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/heligoland-britain-germany-and-the-struggle-for-the-north-sea
Author(s): Jan Ruger
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-03-12
ISBN-10: 0199672466
ISBN-13: 9780199672462
Language: English
Description: On 18 April 1947, British forces set off the largest non-nuclear explosion in history. The target was a small island in the North Sea, thirty miles off the German coast, which for generations had stood as a symbol of Anglo-German conflict: Heligoland. A long tradition of rivalry was to come to an end here, in the ruins of Hitler's island fortress. Pressed as to why it was not prepared to give Heligoland back, the British government declared that the island represented everything that was wrong with the Germans: "If any tradition was worth breaking, and if any sentiment was worth changing, then the German sentiment about Heligoland was such a... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:42:07 GMT
Hattin: Great Battles Series (by John France) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/hattin-great-battles-series
Author(s): John France
Categories: History > Europe, History > Middle East, History > Military
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-12-29
ISBN-10: 0199646953
ISBN-13: 9780199646951
Language: English
Description: On July 4, 1187 the legendary Muslim leader Saladin destroyed the Crusader army of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem with a terrible slaughter at the battle of Hattin - and subsequently restored the Holy City of Jerusalem to Islamic rule. The carnage at Hattin was the culmination of almost a century of religious wars between Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land. It had enormous consequences for the whole medieval world because it produced an intensification of holy war between Islam and Europe for over another century and, in retrospect, marked the beginning of the end for the Crusader presence in the Middle East. In the 20th century, memory of... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:42:02 GMT
Making the Bible Belt: Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion (by Joseph L. Locke) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/making-the-bible-belt-texas-prohibitionists-and-the-politicization-of-southern-religion
Author(s): Joseph L. Locke
Categories: History > United States, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-07-03
ISBN-10: 019021628X
ISBN-13: 9780190216283
Language: English
Description: Making the Bible Belt upends notions of a longstanding, stable marriage between political religion and the American South. H.L. Mencken coined the term "the Bible Belt" in the 1920s to capture the peculiar alliance of religion and public life in the South, but the reality he described was only the closing chapter of a long historical process. Into the twentieth century, a robust anticlerical tradition still challenged religious forays into southern politics. Inside southern churches, an insular evangelical theology looked suspiciously on political meddling. Outside of the churches, a popular anticlericalism indicted activist ministers with... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:36:07 GMT
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World (by Marc Raboy) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/marconi-the-man-who-networked-the-world
Author(s): Marc Raboy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Business, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, History > World
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-07-27
ISBN-10: 019931358X
ISBN-13: 9780199313587
Language: English
Description: A little over a century ago the world went wireless. Cables and all their limiting inefficiencies gave way to a revolutionary means of transmitting news and information almost everywhere, instantaneously. By means of "Hertzian waves," as radio waves were initially known, ships could now make contact with other ships (saving lives, such as on the doomed R.M.S. Titanic); financial markets could coordinate with other financial markets, establishing the price of commodities and fixing exchange rates; military commanders could connect with the front lines, positioning artillery and directing troop movements. Suddenly and irrevocably, time and space... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:32:19 GMT
Japan and the Great Divergence: A Short Guide (Palgrave Studies in Economic History) (by Penelope Francks) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/japan-and-the-great-divergence-a-short-guide-palgrave-studies-in-economic-history
Author(s): Penelope Francks
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic History, Business & Economics > Economics, History > Asia
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-10-16
ISBN-10: 1137576723
ISBN-13: 9781137576729
Language: English
Description: This text offers an accessible guide to the ways in which our growing knowledge of development in early-modern and modernising Japan can throw light on the paths that industrialisation was eventually to take across the globe. It has long been taken as read that the industrial revolution was the product of some form of ‘European superiority’ dating back to at least early-modern times. In The Great Divergence, Kenneth Pomeranz challenged this assumption on the basis of his evidence that parts of eighteenth-century China were as well placed as northern Europe to achieve sustained economic growth, thus igniting what has been... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:32:02 GMT
The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis (by Storms Reback, Raymond Davis) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-contractor-how-i-landed-in-a-pakistani-prison-and-ignited-a-diplomatic-crisis
Author(s): Storms Reback, Raymond Davis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > General
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publish date: 2017-06-27
ISBN-10: 1941631843
ISBN-13: 9781941631843
Language: English
Description: A lot has been written about the time contractor Raymond Davis spent in a Pakistani jail in 2011. Unfortunately, much of it is misleading—or downright false—information.  Now, the man at the center of the controversy tells his side of the story for the very first time. In The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis, Davis offers an up-close and personal look at the 2011 incident in Lahore, Pakistan, that led to his imprisonment and the events that took place as diplomats on both sides of the bargaining table scrambled to get him out. ... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:06:07 GMT
Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experience in Iraq (by Jane Blair) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/hesitation-kills-a-female-marine-officers-combat-experience-in-iraq
Author(s): Jane Blair
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Middle East, History > Military
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish date: 2011-06-16
ISBN-10: 1442208767
ISBN-13: 9781442208766
Language: English
Description: This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat firsthand. Deploying to Iraq in 2003, Jane Blair's aerial reconnaissance unit was assigned to travel ahead of and alongside combat units throughout the initial phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept a journal of her and her fellow lieutenants' combat experiences, which she draws on to convey the immediacy of life in the military, not just for a woman but for all Marines.      Jane's stories highlight the drama and chaos of wartime Iraq... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:16:02 GMT
Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History) (by Norman M. Naimark) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/genocide-a-world-history-new-oxford-world-history
Author(s): Norman M. Naimark
Categories: History > Military, History > World, Political Science > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-12-01
ISBN-10: 0199765278
ISBN-13: 9780199765270
Language: English
Description: Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N. definition of genocide as its departure point, this book examines the main episodes in the history of genocide from the beginning of human history to the present. Norman M. Naimark lucidly shows that genocide both changes over time, depending on the character of major historical periods, and remains the same in many of its murderous dynamics. He examines cases of genocide as distinct episodes of mass violence, but also in historical connection with earlier episodes. Unlike much of the literature in genocide studies, Naimark argues that genocide can also involve the... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:06:16 GMT
Meaning and Representation in History (Making Sense of History) (by Jörn Rüsen) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/meaning-and-representation-in-history-making-sense-of-history
Author(s): Jörn Rüsen
Categories: History > Europe, History > Historiography, History > World
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publish date: 2007-12-30
ISBN-10: 1845452623
ISBN-13: 9781845452629
Language: English
Description: History has always been more than just the past. It involves a relationship between past and present, perceived, on the one hand, as a temporal chain of events and, on the other, symbolically as an interpretation that gives meaning to these events through varying cultural orientations, charging it with norms and values, hopes and fears. And it is memory that links the present to the past and therefore has to be seen as the most fundamental procedure of the human mind that constitutes history: memory and historical thinking are the door of the human mind to experience. At the same time, it transforms the past into a meaningful... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:02:12 GMT
Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era (by Michael Mandelbaum) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/mission-failure-america-and-the-world-in-the-post-cold-war-era
Author(s): Michael Mandelbaum
Categories: History > United States, Political Science > Government, Political Science > History & Theory, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-04-05
ISBN-10: 0190469471
ISBN-13: 9780190469474
Language: English
Description: The end of the Cold War led to a dramatic and fundamental change in the foreign policy of the United States. In Mission Failure, Michael Mandelbaum, one of America's leading foreign-policy thinkers, provides an original, provocative, and definitive account of the ambitious but deeply flawed post-Cold War efforts to promote American values and American institutions throughout the world. In the decades before the Cold War ended the United States, like virtually every other country throughout history, used its military power to defend against threats to important American international interests or to the American homeland itself. When the Cold War... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:56:21 GMT
Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976 (Oxford Historical Monographs) (by Abdel Razzaq Takriti) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/monsoon-revolution-republicans-sultans-and-empires-in-oman-1965-1976-oxford-historical-monographs
Author(s): Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Categories: History > Middle East, Social Science > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-11-01
ISBN-10: 0199674434
ISBN-13: 9780199674435
Language: English
Description: At a time when Arab revolutionary movements are once again dominating the headlines, Monsoon Revolution offers a fresh reading of the Arab revolutionary tradition, examining one of its foremost illustrations. The Dhufar revolution in Oman (1965-1976) was the longest running major armed struggle in the history of the Arabian Peninsula - Britain's last classic colonial war in the region - and one of the highlights of the Cold War in the Middle East. Monsoon Revolution retrieves the political, social, and cultural history of that remarkable process. It analyses its causes, course, and outcomes, while uncovering the networks, ideologies,... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:56:12 GMT
More on War (by Martin Van Creveld) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/more-on-war
Author(s): Martin Van Creveld
Categories: History > Military, Political Science > General, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-04-01
ISBN-10: 0198788177
ISBN-13: 9780198788171
Language: English
Description: "War is the most important thing in the world," writes Martin van Creveld, military historian and author of the monumental work, The Rise and Decline of the State. The survival of every country, government, and individual is ultimately dependent on war - or the ability to wage it in self-defense. That is why, though it may come but once in a hundred years, every country must be prepared every day. In spite of the centrality of war to human history and culture, there has long been no modern attempt to provide a replacement for the classics on war and strategy: Sun Tzu's The Art of War, dating from the 5th or 6th century BC, and Carl von... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:56:07 GMT
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (by Phyllis Bennis) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/understanding-the-palestinian-israeli-conflict-a-primer
Author(s): Phyllis Bennis
Categories: History > Europe, History > Middle East, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Olive Branch Pr
Publish date: 2015-09-22
ISBN-10: 1566566851
ISBN-13: 9781566566858
Language: English
Description: f you have ever wondered "Why is there so much violence in the Middle East?", "Who are the Palestinians?", "What are the occupied territories?" or "What does Israel want?", then this is the book for you. With straightforward language, Phyllis Bennis, longtime analyst of the region, answers basic questions about Israel and Israelis, Palestine and Palestinians, the US and the Middle East, Zionism and anti-Semitism; about complex issues ranging from the Oslo peace process to the election of Hamas. Together her answers provide a comprehensive understanding of the longstanding Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Sections include: The Crisis; The Other... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:36:03 GMT
Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus (by Gerard Toal) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/near-abroad-putin-the-west-and-the-contest-over-ukraine-and-the-caucasus
Author(s): Gerard Toal
Categories: History > Military, Political Science > International Relations, Political Science > Public Affairs & Administration
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-01-13
ISBN-10: 0190253304
ISBN-13: 9780190253301
Language: English
Description: Before Russia invaded Ukraine, it invaded Georgia. Both states are part of Russia's "near abroad" - newly independent states that were once part of the Soviet Union and are now Russia's neighbors. While the Russia-Georgia war of 2008 faded from the headlines in the wake of the global recession, the geopolitical contest that created it did not. Six years later, the spectre of a revanchist Russia returned when Putin's forces invaded and annexed the Crimean peninsula, once part of Russia but an internationally recognized part of Ukraine since the Soviet collapse. Crimea's annexation and follow on conflict in eastern Ukraine have generated the... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:28:07 GMT
Gender and the Great War (by Tammy M. Proctor, Susan R. Grayzel) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/gender-and-the-great-war
Author(s): Tammy M. Proctor, Susan R. Grayzel
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-06-30
ISBN-10: 0190271078
ISBN-13: 9780190271077
Language: English
Description: The centenary of the First World War in 2014-18 offers an opportunity to reflect upon the role of gender history in shaping our understanding of this pivotal international event. From the moment of its outbreak, the gendered experiences of the war have been seen by contemporary observers and postwar commentators and scholars as being especially significant for shaping how the war can and must be understood. The negotiating of ideas about gender by women and men across vast reaches of the globe characterizes this modern, instrumental conflict. Over the past twenty-five years, as the scholarship on gender and this war has grown, there has never been... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:28:02 GMT
My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness (Pivotal Moments in American History) (by Howard Jones) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/my-lai-vietnam-1968-and-the-descent-into-darkness-pivotal-moments-in-american-history
Author(s): Howard Jones
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military, History > United States, Political Science > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-06-01
ISBN-10: 0195393600
ISBN-13: 9780195393606
Language: English
Description: On the early morning of March 16, 1968, American soldiers from three platoons of Charlie Company (1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division), entered a group of hamlets located in the Son Tinh district of South Vietnam, located near the Demilitarized Zone and known as "Pinkville" because of the high level of Vietcong infiltration. The soldiers, many still teenagers who had been in the country for three months, were on a "search and destroy" mission. The Tet Offensive had occurred only weeks earlier and in the same area and had made them jittery; so had mounting losses from booby traps and a seemingly invisible... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:20:09 GMT
The CBS Murders: A True Account of Greed and Violence in New York's Diamond District (by Richard Hammer) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cbs-murders-a-true-account-of-greed-and-violence-in-new-yorks-diamond-district
Author(s): Richard Hammer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publish date: 2017-08-08
ISBN-10: 1504046838
ISBN-13: 9781504046831
Language: English
Description: Winner of the Edgar Award: The gripping account of a gruesome mass murder in gritty 1980s New York and the relentless hunt for a coldblooded killer.   On a warm spring evening in 1982, thirty-seven-year-old accountant Margaret Barbera left work in New York City and walked to the West Side parking lot where she kept her BMW. Finding the lock on the driver’s side door jammed, she went to the passenger’s side and inserted her key. A man leaned through the open window of a van parked in the next spot, pressed a silenced pistol to the back of Margaret’s head, and fired. She was dead before she hit the pavement.... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:16:14 GMT
Emotional Lexicons: Continuity and Change in the Vocabulary of Feeling 1700-2000 (Emotions in History) (by Ute Frevert) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/emotional-lexicons-continuity-and-change-in-the-vocabulary-of-feeling-1700-2000-emotions-in-history
Author(s): Ute Frevert
Categories: History > Europe, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2014-04-15
ISBN-10: 0199655731
ISBN-13: 9780199655731
Language: English
Description: Emotions are as old as humankind. But what do we know about them and what importance do we assign to them? Emotional Lexicons is the first cultural history of terms of emotion found in German, French, and English language encyclopaedias since the late seventeenth century. Insofar as these reference works formulated normative concepts, they documented shifts in the way the educated middle classes were taught to conceptualise emotion by a literary medium targeted specifically to them. As well as providing a record of changing language use (and the surrounding debates), many encyclopaedia articles went further than simply providing basic knowledge;... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:16:07 GMT
Full of Hope and Fear: The Great War Letters of an Oxford Family at War (by Margaret Bonfiglioli, James Munson) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/full-of-hope-and-fear-the-great-war-letters-of-an-oxford-family-at-war
Author(s): Margaret Bonfiglioli, James Munson
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2014-09-24
ISBN-10: 0198707177
ISBN-13: 9780198707172
Language: English
Description: The First World War has survived as part of our national memory in a way no previous war has ever done. This collection of letters - which lay untouched for almost ninety years - allows a unique glimpse into the war as experienced by one family at the time, transporting us back to an era which is now slipping tantalizingly out of living memory. The Slaters - the family at the heart of these letters - lived in Oxford. Like most families, they were both typical and unique. Gilbert, the father of the family, had been head of Ruskin College in Oxford, and during the war found work as the first Professor of Indian Economics in Madras. His wife, Violet,... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:58:02 GMT
The City of London and Social Democracy: The Political Economy of Finance in Post-war Britain (Oxford Historical Monographs) (by Aled Davies) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-city-of-london-and-social-democracy-the-political-economy-of-finance-in-post-war-britain-oxford-historical-monographs
Author(s): Aled Davies
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-08-22
ISBN-10: 0198804113
ISBN-13: 9780198804116
Language: English
Description: The City of London and Social Democracy evaluates the changing relationship between the United Kingdom financial sector - the 'City of London' - and the post-war social democratic State. The key argument made in Aled Davies's study is that changes to the British financial system during the 1960s and 1970s undermined a number of the key components of social democratic economic policy practised by the post-war British State. The institutionalization of investment in pension and insurance funds; the fragmentation of an oligopolistic domestic banking system; the emergence of an unregulated international capital market centred on London; the breakdown... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:06:11 GMT
The End of Epilepsy?: A history of the modern era of epilepsy research 1860-2010 (Oxford Medical Histories) (by Simon Shorvon, Dieter Schmidt) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-end-of-epilepsy-a-history-of-the-modern-era-of-epilepsy-research-1860-2010-oxford-medical-histories
Author(s): Simon Shorvon, Dieter Schmidt
Categories: Health & Fitness > Diseases, History > General, Medical > Neurology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-11-01
ISBN-10: 0198725906
ISBN-13: 9780198725909
Language: English
Description: Epilepsy is more than just a physical condition; it has cultural, geographic, and historical significance which course deeper than the status of neurological entity, and which defy a single perspective. The End of Epilepsy? is a beautifully illustrated, authoritative, and engaging history of medical developments during the 'modern era' of epilepsy, which began with the introduction of Bromides and Hughlings-Jackson's definition of epilepsy in 1860. This thought-provoking book comprehensively covers the various classification theories that have been developed over the past 150 years. It explores the technological advances, and the different... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:06:02 GMT
The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest (by Broughton Coburn) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-vast-unknown-americas-first-ascent-of-everest
Author(s): Broughton Coburn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Adventurers & Explorers, History > Asia, Sports & Recreation > Mountaineering
Publisher: Crown
Publish date: 2013-04-30
ISBN-10: 0307887146
ISBN-13: 9780307887146
Language: English
Description: No description available
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:32:01 GMT
What is Microhistory?: Theory and Practice (by Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon, István M. Szijártó) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/what-is-microhistory-theory-and-practice
Author(s): Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon, István M. Szijártó
Categories: History > Europe, History > Historiography, History > World
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-06-27
ISBN-10: 0415692091
ISBN-13: 9780415692090
Language: English
Description: This unique and detailed analysis provides the first accessible and comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, methodology of microhistory – one of the most significant innovations in historical scholarship to have emerged in the last few decades. The introduction guides the reader through the best-known example of microstoria, The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg, and explains the benefits of studying an event, place or person in microscopic detail. In Part I, István M. Szijártó examines the historiography of microhistory in the Italian, French, Germanic and the Anglo-Saxon traditions, shedding... more...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:14:01 GMT
The Greek City States: A Source Book (by P. J. Rhodes) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-greek-city-states-a-source-book
Author(s): P. J. Rhodes
Categories: History > Ancient, Social Science > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2007-07-16
ISBN-10: 0521850495
ISBN-13: 9780521850490
Language: English
Description: Political activity and political thinking began in the cities and other states of ancient Greece, and terms such as tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy and politics itself are Greek words for concepts first discussed in Greece. Rhodes presents in translation a selection of texts illustrating the formal mechanisms and informal workings of the Greek states in all their variety. From the states described by Homer out of which the classical Greeks believed their states had developed, through the archaic period which saw the rise and fall of tyrants and the gradual broadening of citizen bodies, to the classical period of the fifth and fourth... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:56:01 GMT
The Case for Sanctions Against Israel (by Slavoj Zizek, Ilan Pappe, Naomi Klein, Omar Barghouti, Ra'Anan Alexandrowicz) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-case-for-sanctions-against-israel
Author(s): Slavoj Zizek, Ilan Pappe, Naomi Klein, Omar Barghouti, Ra'Anan Alexandrowicz
Categories: History > Middle East
Publisher: Verso
Publish date: 2012-05-02
ISBN-10: 1844674509
ISBN-13: 9781844674503
Language: English
Description: In July 2011, Israel passed legislation outlawing the public support of boycott activities against the state, corporations, and settlements, adding a crackdown on free speech to its continuing blockade of Gaza and the expansion of illegal settlements. Nonetheless, the campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) continues to grow in strength within Israel and Palestine, as well as in Europe and the US. This essential intervention considers all sides of the movement—including detailed comparisons with the South African experience—and contains contributions from both sides of the separation wall, along with a stellar list of... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:40:06 GMT
Salt: A World History (by Mark Kurlansky) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/salt-a-world-history
Author(s): Mark Kurlansky
Categories: Cooking > History, History > World, Science > Earth Sciences
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publish date: 2002-01-01
ISBN-10: 0802713734
ISBN-13: 9780802713735
Language: English
Description: Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Today we take salt for granted, a common, inexpensive substance that seasons food or clears ice from roads, a word used casually in expressions ("salt of the earth," take it with a grain of salt") without appreciating their deeper meaning. However, as Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates in his world- encompassing new book, salt—the only rock we eat—has shaped civilization from the very beginning. Its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Until about 100... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:28:03 GMT
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa: Ki-43-I/Ki-43-I I/Ki-43-III Models (Top Drawings) (by M Lukasik) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/nakajima-ki-43-hayabusa-ki-43-i-ki-43-i-i-ki-43-iii-models-top-drawings
Author(s): M Lukasik
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Kagero Publishing
Publish date: 2009-04-14
ISBN-10: 8361220283
ISBN-13: 9788361220282
Language: English
Description: Comprehensive collection of highly detailed drawings of the Nakajima Ki-43 sub-variants in 1/72 and 1/48 scales - assorted profile, plan, front, rear and cross sectional views. Also includes pull-out 1/32 scale drawings (Ki-43-I and Ki-43-II late), 4 pages of full color profile/plan views, decals representing the color selections (in 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 scales), and die-cut vinyl painting masks (including canopies and hinamaru insignia in 1/48, and 1/32 scales). Full English and Polish text; Top Drawings 5. 28 pages.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:06:02 GMT
Plagues and Peoples (by William H. McNeill) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/plagues-and-peoples
Author(s): William H. McNeill
Categories: Health & Fitness > General, History > World, Medical > History, Medical > Internal Medicine, Medical > Reference
Publisher: Anchor
Publish date: 1976
ISBN-10: 0385121229
ISBN-13: 9780385121224
Language: English
Description: No description available
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:28:07 GMT
Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Critical Perspectives On The Past) (by Sam Wineburg) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/historical-thinking-and-other-unnatural-acts-charting-the-future-of-teaching-the-past-critical-perspectives-on-the-past
Author(s): Sam Wineburg
Categories: Education > Curricula, Education > Teaching Methods & Materials, History > Historiography, History > Study & Teaching
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publish date: 2001-05-11
ISBN-10: 1566398568
ISBN-13: 9781566398565
Language: English
Description: Since ancient times, the pundits have lamented young people's lack of historical knowledge and warned that ignorance of the past surely condemns humanity to repeating its mistakes. In the contemporary United States, this dire outlook drives a contentious debate about what key events, nations, and people are essential for history students. Sam Wineburg says that we are asking the wrong questions. This book demolishes the conventional notion that there is one true history and one best way to teach it. Although most of us think of history - and learn it - as a conglomeration of facts, dates, and key figures, for professional historians it is a way of... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:28:04 GMT
RAF Fighter Command 1936-1968: An Operational and Historical Record (by Ken Delve) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/raf-fighter-command-1936-1968-an-operational-and-historical-record
Author(s): Ken Delve
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publish date: 2007-12-01
ISBN-10: 1844156133
ISBN-13: 9781844156139
Language: English
Description: This is a comprehensive reference to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of Fighter Command. The main sections of the book include a general historical introduction and overview, operations, operational groups, aircrew training and technical details of each aircraft type. Lengthy Annexes cover personnel, the squadrons in World War II, orders of battle for each wartime year, maps of airfield locations and numbers of enemy aircraft downed.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:06:02 GMT
Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi: Art and Social History (by Janet Huskinson) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/roman-strigillated-sarcophagi-art-and-social-history
Author(s): Janet Huskinson
Categories: Art > History, Art > Sculpture, History > Study & Teaching, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-01-05
ISBN-10: 0199203245
ISBN-13: 9780199203246
Language: English
Description: This is the first full study of Roman strigillated sarcophagi, which are the largest group of decorated marble sarcophagi to survive in the city of Rome. Characterized by panels of carved fluting - hence the description 'strigillated', after the curved strigil used by Roman bathers to scrape off oil - and limited figure scenes, they were produced from the mid-second to the early fifth century AD, and thus cover a critical period in Rome, from empire to early Christianity. Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi focuses on their rich potential as an historical source for exploring the social and cultural life of the city in the later empire. The first part... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:04:02 GMT
Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230 (Oxford Studies in Medieval European History) (by Sara McDougall) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/royal-bastards-the-birth-of-illegitimacy-800-1230-oxford-studies-in-medieval-european-history
Author(s): Sara McDougall
Categories: History > Europe, History > Study & Teaching, Law > Legal History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-01-03
ISBN-10: 0198785828
ISBN-13: 9780198785828
Language: English
Description: The stigmatization as 'bastards' of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in Medieval European history. Christian ideas about legitimate marriage, it is assumed, set the standard for legitimate birth. Children born to anything other than marriage had fewer rights or opportunities. They certainly could not become king or queen. As this volume demonstrates, however, well into the late twelfth century, ideas of what made a child a legitimate heir had little to do with the validity of his or her parents' union according to the dictates of Christian marriage law. Instead a child's prospects depended upon the social... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:02:19 GMT
Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665 (Oxford Historical Monographs) (by Alistair Malcolm) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/royal-favouritism-and-the-governing-elite-of-the-spanish-monarchy-1640-1665-oxford-historical-monographs
Author(s): Alistair Malcolm
Categories: History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-02-15
ISBN-10: 0198791909
ISBN-13: 9780198791904
Language: English
Description: Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665 presents a study of the later years of the reign of Philip IV from the perspective of his favourite (valido), don Luis Mendez de Haro, and of the other ministers who helped govern the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy. It offers a positive vision of a period that is often seen as one of failure and decline. Unlike his predecessors, Haro exercised the favour that he enjoyed in a discreet way, acting as a perfect courtier and honest broker between the king and his aristocratic subjects. Nevertheless, Alistair Malcolm also argues that the presence of a royal favourite at the head of... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:02:14 GMT
Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheid: South Africa and World Politics (Rethinking World Politics) (by Adrian Guelke) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/rethinking-the-rise-and-fall-of-apartheid-south-africa-and-world-politics-rethinking-world-politics
Author(s): Adrian Guelke
Categories: History > Africa, Political Science > Government, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Palgrave
Publish date: 2005-02-05
ISBN-10: 0333981235
ISBN-13: 9780333981238
Language: English
Description: Providing a much-needed antidote to recent revisionist attempts to 'rehabilitate' apartheid, this major new text by a leading authority offers a considered and substantive reassessment of the nature, endurance and significance of apartheid in South Africa as well as the reasons for its dramatic collapse. Paying particular attention to the international dimension as well as the domestic, the author assesses the impact of anti-apartheid protest, of changing attitudes of Western governments to the apartheid regime and the evolution of South African government policies to the outside world.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:42:08 GMT
The Royal Navy Since 1815: A New Short History (British History in Perspective) (by Eric Grove) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-royal-navy-since-1815-a-new-short-history-british-history-in-perspective
Author(s): Eric Grove
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Publisher: Palgrave
Publish date: 2005-03-16
ISBN-10: 0333721268
ISBN-13: 9780333721261
Language: English
Description: This book fills an important gap in the literature on the history of the modern Royal Navy. Eric Grove provides the only up-to-date, single-authored short history of the service over the last two hundred years, synthesizing the new work and latest research on the subject which has radically transformed our understanding of the story of British naval development. Grove offers a concise and authoritative account of Royal Navy policy, structure, technical development and operations from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the close of the eventful twentieth century. Ideal for both specialist and general readers, this essential introduction explains how... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:42:03 GMT
Khazaria in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450) (by Boris Zhivkov) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/khazaria-in-the-ninth-and-tenth-centuries-east-central-and-eastern-europe-in-the-middle-ages-450-1450
Author(s): Boris Zhivkov
Categories: History > Asia, History > Middle East, History > World
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2015-05-07
ISBN-10: 9004293078
ISBN-13: 9789004293076
Language: English
Description: No description available
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:10:14 GMT
English History 1914-1945 (Oxford History of England) (by A. J. P. Taylor) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/english-history-1914-1945-oxford-history-of-england
Author(s): A. J. P. Taylor
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2001-08-09
ISBN-10: 0192801406
ISBN-13: 9780192801401
Language: English
Description: Beginning on August 4, 1914, the day Britain entered the "Great War," this book guides us through three decades of unparalleled upheaval and change in Britain that eventually lead to the defeat of Japan in 1945--a momentous event that marked the end of the Second World War. Twin themes of international conflict and mass unemployment in England predominate. And besides a full account of foreign and domestic politics that were enacted to deal with them, Taylor pays particular attention to the impact of events on everyday lives. It is an essential work from one of the finest historians of the twentieth century--a book that no one interested in British... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:06:14 GMT
MIG Alley to Mu Ghia Pass: Memoirs of a Korean War Ace (by Cecil G Foster) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/mig-alley-to-mu-ghia-pass-memoirs-of-a-korean-war-ace
Author(s): Cecil G Foster
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Military, History > Military, History > United States, Transportation > Aviation
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publish date: 2001-07-11
ISBN-10: 0786409959
ISBN-13: 9780786409952
Language: English
Description: Cecil G. Foster was born in Midland County, Michigan, on August 30, 1925. He endured economic and emotional hardship during his youth, living in a poor environment, losing his mother before he was six, and being separated from his brothers, sisters, and father. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 as a private at the height of the World War II buildup and retired in 1975 as a lieutenant colonel. During his 32 years with the Air Force, Foster served in several different capacities--pilot, celestial navigator, radar-navigator-bombardier, intercept director, and squadron commander. A major focus of this work is Foster's Air Force career in the Korean... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:02:10 GMT
Fighting EOKA: The British Counter-Insurgency Campaign on Cyprus, 1955-1959 (by David French) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/fighting-eoka-the-british-counter-insurgency-campaign-on-cyprus-1955-1959
Author(s): David French
Categories: History > Europe, History > Middle East, History > Military
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-05-19
ISBN-10: 0198729340
ISBN-13: 9780198729341
Language: English
Description: Drawing upon a wide range of unpublished sources, including files from the recently-released Foreign and Commonwealth Office 'migrated archive', Fighting EOKA is the first full account of the operations of the British security forces on Cyprus in the second half of the 1950s. It shows how between 1955 and 1959 these forces tried to defeat the Greek Cypriot paramilitary organisation, EOKA, which was fighting to bring about enosis, that is the union between Cyprus and Greece. By tracing the evolving pattern of EOKA violence and the responses of the police, the British army, the civil administration on the island, and the minority Turkish Cypriot... more...
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:00:21 GMT