eBooks-share History Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/history Latest History eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@books-share.com admin@books-share.com Tue, 14 Jul 2020 04:02:03 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (by Shashi Tharoor) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/inglorious-empire-what-the-british-did-to-india
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
Categories: History > Asia, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Hurst
Publish date: 2017-09-01
ISBN-10: 1849048088
ISBN-13: 9781849048088
Language: English
Description: In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, it had decreased six-fold. In Inglorious Empire, Shashi Tharoor tells the real story of the British in India, from the arrival of the East India Company in 1757 to the end of the Raj, and reveals how Britain's rise was built upon its depredations in India. India was Britain's biggest cash cow, and Indians literally paid for their own oppression. Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry. Under the British, millions died from starvation--including 4 million in 1943 alone, after... more...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2020 04:02:03 GMT
Ugly Stories of the Peruvian Agrarian Reform (Latin America Otherwise) (by Enrique Mayer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ugly-stories-of-the-peruvian-agrarian-reform-latin-america-otherwise
Author(s): Enrique Mayer
Categories: Business & Economics > Real Estate, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Latin America, Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publish date: 2009-10-30
ISBN-10: 0822344696
ISBN-13: 9780822344698
Language: English
Description: Ugly Stories of the Peruvian Agrarian Reform reveals the human drama behind the radical agrarian reform that unfolded in Peru during the final three decades of the twentieth century. That process began in 1969, when the left-leaning military government implemented a drastic program of land expropriation. Seized lands were turned into worker-managed cooperatives. After those cooperatives began to falter and the country returned to civilian rule in the 1980s, members distributed the land among themselves. In 1995–96, as the agrarian reform process was winding down and neoliberal policies were undoing leftist reforms, the... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:26:04 GMT
The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader (by John Bruning, Jason Redman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-trident-the-forging-and-reforging-of-a-navy-seal-leader
Author(s): John Bruning, Jason Redman
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish date: 2014-11-04
ISBN-10: 0062208322
ISBN-13: 9780062208323
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:22:12 GMT
My Escape from Donington Hall (by Gunther Plüschow) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/my-escape-from-donington-hall
Author(s): Gunther Plüschow
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2015-04-19
ISBN-10: 1473827051
ISBN-13: 9781473827059
Language: English
Description: It was an escape from a PoW camp as daring and fraught with danger as any immortalized by Hollywood. Yet the story is less familiar than most – as it concerns the only German prisoner of war to escape from captivity in mainland Britain and make it home during either World War. After being caught in Gibraltar during an earlier attempt to return to his homeland, Pluschow and other captured Germans were shipped to Plymouth and then on to the PoW camp at Donington Hall, where he arrived in May 1915. On July 4 he and fellow prisoner Oskar Trefftz broke out by climbing over two 9ft barbed wire fences, before changing clothes and walking 15 miles to... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:22:07 GMT
Maxwell's Demon and the Golden Apple: Global Discord in the New Millennium (by Randall L. Schweller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/maxwells-demon-and-the-golden-apple-global-discord-in-the-new-millennium
Author(s): Randall L. Schweller
Categories: History > General
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish date: 2014-04-09
ISBN-10: 1421412772
ISBN-13: 9781421412771
Language: English
Description: Just what exactly will follow the American century? This is the question Randall L. Schweller explores in his provocative assessment of international politics in the twenty-first century. Schweller considers the future of world politics, correlating our reliance on technology and our multitasking, distracted, disorganized lives with a fragmenting world order. He combines the Greek myth of the Golden Apple of Discord, which explains the start of the Trojan War, with a look at the second law of thermodynamics, or entropy. "In the coming age," Schweller writes, "disorder will reign supreme as the world succumbs to...... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:16:02 GMT
How the Spitfire Won the Battle of Britain (by Dilip Sarkar) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/how-the-spitfire-won-the-battle-of-britain-1
Author(s): Dilip Sarkar
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Amberley
Publish date: 2013-08
ISBN-10: 1445615045
ISBN-13: 9781445615042
Language: English
Description: • Book received critical acclaim in hardback published in 2010: ‘An excellent book’ SPITFIRE: THE JOURNAL OF THE SPITFIRE SOCIETY. • ‘Dilip Sarkar understands perfectly the mysteries of air tactics and strategy’ PETER TOWNSEND, Battle of Britain fighter ace. • 'Carefully argued & thoroughly convincing… a very fine volume’ PROF. PAUL MACKENZIE, author of Bader: A Life. • 'Well-researched, accessible, and carefully argued book reinforces the Spitfire myth through evidence about what mattered most - its combat prowess' WAR IN HISTORY. Although there were many more Hawker Hurricanes than Supermarine Spitfires engaged in the... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:02:01 GMT
John Adams and the Constitutional History of the Medieval British Empire (Studies in Modern History) (by James Muldoon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/john-adams-and-the-constitutional-history-of-the-medieval-british-empire-studies-in-modern-history
Author(s): James Muldoon
Categories: History > Historiography, History > United States, History > World
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-12-02
ISBN-10: 331966476X
ISBN-13: 9783319664767
Language: English
Description: This book contributes to the increasing interest in John Adams and his political and legal thought by examining his work on the medieval British Empire. For Adams, the conflict with England was constitutional because there was no British Empire, only numerous territories including the American colonies not consolidated into a constitutional structure. Each had a unique relationship to the English. In two series of essays he rejected the Parliament’s claim to legislate for the internal governance of the American colonies. His Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765) identified these claims with the Yoke, Norman tyranny... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:32:07 GMT
Re-Orienting the Renaissance: Cultural Exchanges with the East (by Gerald MacLean) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/re-orienting-the-renaissance-cultural-exchanges-with-the-east
Author(s): Gerald MacLean
Categories: History > World, Social Science > General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2005-12-02
ISBN-10: 1403992339
ISBN-13: 9781403992338
Language: English
Description: This book tells the story of how a nineteenth-century concept, the Renaissance, has encouraged us to forget many of the artistic, social, religious, and cultural links between East and West characteristic of previous centuries. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to sodomy, from portraits of St. George to Arabic philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, celebrated writers and eminent scholars interrogate what all too often seem to be settled certainties, such as the "inevitable conflict" between Islam and Christianity, and the "rebirth of European" civilizaton from exclusively European origins.
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:16:06 GMT
No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America (by Elizabeth D. Samet) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/no-mans-land-preparing-for-war-and-peace-in-post-9-11-america
Author(s): Elizabeth D. Samet
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Military
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish date: 2014-11-04
ISBN-10: 0374222770
ISBN-13: 9780374222772
Language: English
Description: As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West Point and the author of the critically acclaimed Soldier's Heart, came to question her settled understanding of post-9/11 America as a clear arc from peace to war. Over time, as she reckoned with her experiences-from a visit to a ward of wounded combat veterans to her correspondence with former cadets-Samet was led to profoundly rethink the last decade, an ambiguous passage that has left deep but difficult-to-read... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:12:04 GMT
New York City and the Hollywood Musical: Dancing in the Streets (Screening Spaces) (by Martha Shearer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/new-york-city-and-the-hollywood-musical-dancing-in-the-streets-screening-spaces
Author(s): Martha Shearer
Categories: History > United States, Performing Arts > Dance, Performing Arts > Theater, Social Science > Human Geography, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-09-27
ISBN-10: 1137569360
ISBN-13: 9781137569363
Language: English
Description: In examining the relationship between the spectacular, iconic and vibrant New York of the musical and the off-screen history and geography of the real city―this book explores how the city shaped the genre and equally how the genre shaped representations of the city. Shearer argues that while the musical was for many years a prime vehicle for the idealization of urban density, the transformation New York underwent after World War II constituted a major challenge to its representation. Including analysis of 42nd Street, Swing Time, Cover Girl, On the Town, The Band Wagon, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and many other classic and little-known... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:46:02 GMT
Propaganda and Hogarth's Line of Beauty in the First World War (by Georgina Williams) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/propaganda-and-hogarths-line-of-beauty-in-the-first-world-war
Author(s): Georgina Williams
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-07-30
ISBN-10: 1137571934
ISBN-13: 9781137571939
Language: English
Description: Propaganda and Hogarth’s ‘Line of Beauty’ in the First World War assesses the literal and metaphoric connotations of movement in William Hogarth’s eighteenth-century theory of a ‘line of beauty’, and subsequently employs it as a mechanism by which the visual propaganda of this era can be innovatively explored. Hogarth’s belief that this line epitomises not only movement, but movement at its most beautiful, creates conditions of possibility whereby the construct can be elevated from traditional analyses and consequently utilised to examine movement in artworks from both literal and metaphorical perspectives.... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:02:02 GMT
Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It (by Burton L. Visotzky) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/aphrodite-and-the-rabbis-how-the-jews-adapted-roman-culture-to-create-judaism-as-we-know-it
Author(s): Burton L. Visotzky
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Europe, Religion > Judaism
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish date: 2016-09-13
ISBN-10: 1250085764
ISBN-13: 9781250085764
Language: English
Description: Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel - The Jewish courts were named after the Roman political institution, the Sanhedrin - In Israel there were synagogues where the prayers were recited in Greek. Historians have long debated the (re)birth of Judaism in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple cult by the Romans in... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:42:10 GMT
Antarctica and the Humanities (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology) (by Roberts Peder, Lize-Marié van der Watt, Adrian Howkins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/antarctica-and-the-humanities-palgrave-studies-in-the-history-of-science-and-technology
Author(s): Roberts Peder, Lize-Marié van der Watt, Adrian Howkins
Categories: History > Europe, History > Historiography, History > World, Science > History
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-10-02
ISBN-10: 1137545747
ISBN-13: 9781137545749
Language: English
Description: The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.  
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:16:11 GMT
Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime during the Civil War (by George B. Kirsch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/baseball-in-blue-and-gray-the-national-pastime-during-the-civil-war
Author(s): George B. Kirsch
Categories: History > Social History, History > United States, Sports & Recreation > Baseball
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2007-02-11
ISBN-10: 0691130434
ISBN-13: 9780691130439
Language: English
Description: During the Civil War, Americans from homefront to battlefront played baseball as never before. While soldiers slaughtered each other over the country's fate, players and fans struggled over the form of the national pastime. George Kirsch gives us a color commentary of the growth and transformation of baseball during the Civil War. He shows that the game was a vital part of the lives of many a soldier and civilian--and that baseball's popularity had everything to do with surging American nationalism. By 1860, baseball was poised to emerge as the American sport. Clubs in northeastern and a few southern cities played various... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:16:04 GMT
Evangelical Awakenings in the Anglophone Caribbean: Studies from Grenada and Barbados (by Paula L. Aymer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/evangelical-awakenings-in-the-anglophone-caribbean-studies-from-grenada-and-barbados
Author(s): Paula L. Aymer
Categories: History > Caribbean & West Indies, History > Study & Teaching, Social Science > Sociology, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-09-30
ISBN-10: 1137561149
ISBN-13: 9781137561145
Language: English
Description: This book examines the evangelical Christian worship focusing primarily in the island-state of Grenada.  The study is based upon the author’s detailed study of Pentecostal communities in that island-state as well as her own background in Barbados. The study traces the development of Pentecostal religious communities from Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Wesleyan Methodist movement.  
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:12:08 GMT
Peace in the Middle East: The Challenge for Israel (Israeli History, Politics, and Society) (by Efraim Karsh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/peace-in-the-middle-east-the-challenge-for-israel-israeli-history-politics-and-society
Author(s): Efraim Karsh
Categories: History > Middle East, History > Military, Political Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1994-11-01
ISBN-10: 0714646148
ISBN-13: 9780714646145
Language: English
Description: Specialists from Israel, Europe and the US examine the implications of peace for Israel. How would it affect the country's political and economic systems and its national security, and what would peace mean for its regional and international standing and its relations with world Jewry?
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:12:01 GMT
Art of Generalship (by K. K. Khanna) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/art-of-generalship
Author(s): K. K. Khanna
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Vij Books India
Publish date: 2015-05-07
ISBN-10: 9382652922
ISBN-13: 9789382652922
Language: English
Description: History has thrilling accounts of brilliant Generals leading small armies to defeat huge forces of their opponents. Better the Generalship, greater the victories. The Indian Army too has produced many great Generals, who have defeated evil designs of adversaries. Yet they have produced none like Rommel, Manstein, Model, or even like some old Indian warriors like Maharana Pratap, Hari Singh Nalwa, or Zorawar Singh. India can and must produce Generals of that calibre; Generals who don’t just defend territory or restore status quo, but those who annihilate aggressors, to teach memorable lessons to adversaries... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:46:09 GMT
The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Latin America (Studies of the Americas) (by David Lehmann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-crisis-of-multiculturalism-in-latin-america-studies-of-the-americas
Author(s): David Lehmann
Categories: History > Caribbean & West Indies, Political Science > History & Theory, Reference > General, Science > General, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-09-20
ISBN-10: 1137509570
ISBN-13: 9781137509574
Language: English
Description: This book presents a challenging view of the adoption and co-option of multiculturalism in Latin America from six scholars with extensive experience of grassroots movements and intellectual debates. It raises serious questions of theory, method, and interpretation for both social scientists and policymakers on the basis of cases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Multicultural policies have enabled people to recover the land of their ancestors, administer justice in accordance with their traditions, provide recognition as full citizens of the nation, and promote affirmative action to enable them to take the... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:46:02 GMT
Writing the Revolution (by Michele Landsberg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/writing-the-revolution
Author(s): Michele Landsberg
Categories: Foreign Language Study > English as a Second Language, History > Canada, Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory
Publisher: Second Story Press
Publish date: 2011-10-18
ISBN-10: 1897187998
ISBN-13: 9781897187999
Language: English
Description: A collection of journalist Michele Landsberg's Toronto Star columns, where she was a regular columnist for more than twenty-five years between 1978 and 2005. Michele has chosen her favorite and most relevant columns, using them as a lens to reflect on the the second wave of feminism and the issues facing women then and now. An icon of the feminist movement and a hero to many, through her writing and activism Michele played an important role in fighting for the rights of women, children, and the disenfranchised. Her insights are as powerful for the generation of women who experienced the second wave as for the rising tide of young feminists taking... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:34:04 GMT
MiG-15 in action - Aircraft No. 116 (by Hans-Heiri Stapfer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mig-15-in-action-aircraft-no-116
Author(s): Hans-Heiri Stapfer
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications
Publish date: 1992-04-01
ISBN-10: 0897472640
ISBN-13: 9780897472647
Language: English
Description: The performance of the MiG-15 took the United Nations Air Force by surprise when it was introduced into action over Korea. Since that time the MiG-15 has seen service around the world from Cuba to Cambodia. Over 100 photos, 40 detail drawings, 2 pages of sca le drawings, 13 full color paintings. 50 pages.
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:32:13 GMT
Riverine: A Pictorial History of the Brown Water War in Vietnam - Specials series (6041) (by Jim Mesko) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/riverine-a-pictorial-history-of-the-brown-water-war-in-vietnam-specials-series-6041
Author(s): Jim Mesko
Categories: History > Asia, History > Middle East, History > Military, History > United States, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications
Publish date: 1985-04
ISBN-10: 0897471636
ISBN-13: 9780897471633
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:52:02 GMT
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (by Douglas A. Blackmon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/slavery-by-another-name-the-re-enslavement-of-black-americans-from-the-civil-war-to-world-war-ii
Author(s): Douglas A. Blackmon
Categories: History > United States, Social Science > General
Publisher: Doubleday
Publish date: 2008-03-25
ISBN-10: 0385506252
ISBN-13: 9780385506250
Language: English
Description: In this groundbreaking historical exposé, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.Under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these ostensible “debts,” prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:32:02 GMT
1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny (by David Pietrusza) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/1932-the-rise-of-hitler-and-fdr-two-tales-of-politics-betrayal-and-unlikely-destiny
Author(s): David Pietrusza
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, History > United States
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publish date: 2015-10-20
ISBN-10: 0762793023
ISBN-13: 9780762793020
Language: English
Description: Nominated for the American Library Association (ALA)'s Notable Books Council's 2015 Notable Books List Two Depression-battered nations confront their destiny in 1932, going to the polls in their own way to anoint new leaders, to rescue their people from starvation and hopelessness. America elects a Congress and a president--ebullient aristocrat Franklin Roosevelt or tarnished "Wonder Boy" Herbert Hoover. Decadent, divided Weimar Germany suffers two rounds of bloody Reichstag elections and two presidential contests--doddering reactionary Paul von Hindenburg against rising radical hate-monger Adolf Hitler. The outcome seemed... more...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:02:02 GMT
The City in the Roman West, c.250 BC-c.AD 250 (by Ray Laurence, Simon Esmonde Cleary, Dr Gareth Sears) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-city-in-the-roman-west-c-250-bc-c-ad-250
Author(s): Ray Laurence, Simon Esmonde Cleary, Dr Gareth Sears
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2011-08-22
ISBN-10: 0521877504
ISBN-13: 9780521877503
Language: English
Description: The city is widely regarded as the most characteristic expression of the social, cultural and economic formations of the Roman Empire. This was especially true in the Latin-speaking West, where urbanism was much less deeply ingrained than in the Greek-speaking East but where networks of cities grew up during the centuries following conquest and occupation. This up-to-date and well-illustrated synthesis provides students and specialists with an overview of the development of the city in Italy, Gaul, Britain, Germany, Spain and North Africa, whether their interests lie in ancient history, Roman archaeology or the wider history of urbanism. It... more...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2020 23:22:02 GMT
Catholicism and the Shaping of Nineteenth-Century America (by Jon Gjerde) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/catholicism-and-the-shaping-of-nineteenth-century-america
Author(s): Jon Gjerde
Categories: History > United States, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2011-12-30
ISBN-10: 1107010241
ISBN-13: 9781107010246
Language: English
Description: Catholicism and the Shaping of Nineteenth-Century America offers a series of fresh perspectives on one of the most familiar themes - the nation's encounter with Catholicism - in nineteenth-century American history. While religious and immigration historians have construed this history in univocal terms, Jon Gjerde bridges sectarian divides by presenting Protestants and Catholics in conversation with each other. In so doing, Gjerde reveals the ways in which America's encounter with Catholicism was much more than a story about American nativism. Nineteenth-century religious debates raised questions about the fundamental underpinnings of the American... more...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2020 22:12:04 GMT
Time and Astronomy in Past Cultures (Gorgias Précis Portfolios) (by Arkadiusz Soltysiak) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/time-and-astronomy-in-past-cultures-gorgias-pr-cis-portfolios
Author(s): Arkadiusz Soltysiak
Categories: History > Ancient, Science > Astronomy
Publisher: Gorgias Pr Llc
Publish date: 2009-10-28
ISBN-10: 1607246686
ISBN-13: 9781607246688
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:52:08 GMT
A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West (by Luke Harding) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-very-expensive-poison-the-assassination-of-alexander-litvinenko-and-putins-war-with-the-west
Author(s): Luke Harding
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > Europe
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2017-01-24
ISBN-10: 1101973994
ISBN-13: 9781101973998
Language: English
Description: A true story of murder and conspiracy that points directly to Vladimir Putin, by The Guardian’s former Moscow bureau chief. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death? Polonium—a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. Here Luke Harding unspools a real-life political assassination story—complete with KGB, CIA, MI6, and Russian mobsters. He shows how Litvinenko’s murder foreshadowed the killings of other Kremlin critics, from Washington, DC, to Moscow, and how these are tied to Russia’s current misadventures in Ukraine and... more...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:02:12 GMT
The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic (by Ganesh Sitaraman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-crisis-of-the-middle-class-constitution-why-economic-inequality-threatens-our-republic
Author(s): Ganesh Sitaraman
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > Economics, History > United States
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2017-03-14
ISBN-10: 0451493915
ISBN-13: 9780451493910
Language: English
Description: In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America’s constitutional system.   For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and inescapable—and they designed governments to prevent class divisions from spilling over into class warfare. The American Constitution is different. Compared to Europe and the ancient world, America was a society of almost unprecedented economic equality, and the founding generation saw this equality as essential for the... more...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:42:06 GMT
Asia: A Concise History (by Arthur Cotterell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/asia-a-concise-history
Author(s): Arthur Cotterell
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: Wiley
Publish date: 2011-08-30
ISBN-10: 0470825049
ISBN-13: 9780470825044
Language: English
Description: From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destinyTracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, and often misunderstood, parts of the world. Beginning with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 BC, Asia: A Concise History provides a fascinating look at the global convulsions?like the rise and fall of Assyria and Persia, the medieval states that flourished after the advent of... more...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:12:05 GMT
S.E. 5a in Action - Aircraft No. 69 (by John F. Connors) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/s-e-5a-in-action-aircraft-no-69
Author(s): John F. Connors
Categories: History > Military, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications
Publish date: 1986-06
ISBN-10: 0897471911
ISBN-13: 9780897471916
Language: English
Description: Squadron/Signal produces some of the finest Military Aviation publications in the business. A detailed history of the featured aircraft, numerous B&W photographs and a three view drawing. Centerfold has many color plates of various versions of the featured aircraft. This issue features the S.E. 5A. Color art by Don Greer.
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Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:22:03 GMT
Powder and Propellants: Energetic Materials at Indian Head, Maryland, 1890-2001, Second Edition (by Rodney P. Carlisle) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/powder-and-propellants-energetic-materials-at-indian-head-maryland-1890-2001-second-edition
Author(s): Rodney P. Carlisle
Categories: History > Military, History > United States, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publish date: 2002-11-11
ISBN-10: 1574411497
ISBN-13: 9781574411492
Language: English
Description: Revised and updated, this is the story of the U.S. Navy’s premier facility for research, development, testing, and evaluation of “energetic materials,” the chemical compounds used in gun and rocket propellants as well as in aircraft cockpit ejection seats. Initially charged to improve the penetrating power of warheads against steel armor, Indian Head became the proving grounds for testing guns, propellant powder, shells, mounts, and armor, notably the manufacture and testing of Jet Assist Takeoff (JATO), Zuni, Talos, and Polaris rockets and missiles. First published in 1990 as a private publication for the Navy,... more...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:56:05 GMT
A Concise History of Japan (Cambridge Concise Histories) (by Brett L. Walker) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-concise-history-of-japan-cambridge-concise-histories
Author(s): Brett L. Walker
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-03-02
ISBN-10: 1107004187
ISBN-13: 9781107004184
Language: English
Description: To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development, and the uses of science and medicine. The book begins by tracing the country's early history through archaeological remains, before proceeding to explore life in the imperial court, the rise of the samurai, civil conflict, encounters with Europe, and the advent of modernity and empire. Integrating the pageantry of a... more...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:46:11 GMT
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt: v. 3 (Monographs KG3024) (by Tomasz Szlagor) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/republic-p-47-thunderbolt-v-3-monographs-kg3024
Author(s): Tomasz Szlagor
Categories: History > Military, Transportation > Aviation
Publisher: Kagero Publishing
Publish date: 2006-04-01
ISBN-10: 8360445079
ISBN-13: 9788360445075
Language: English
Description: Covers combat in Western Europe from June to December 1944. In the 112 glossy pages are 100 black and white photos and 16 pages of scale plans in 1:72 and 1:48. 15 camo schemes are depicted over 11 colour plates. Also included are a set of masks.
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Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:42:18 GMT
Human Bullets: A Soldier's Story of the Russo-Japanese War (by Tadayoshi Sakurai) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/human-bullets-a-soldiers-story-of-the-russo-japanese-war
Author(s): Tadayoshi Sakurai
Categories: History > Asia, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish date: 1999-04-01
ISBN-10: 080329266X
ISBN-13: 9780803292666
Language: English
Description: The impact of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–5 was incalculable. It was the first victory by an Asian power over a European one since the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century. Japanese victory was ascribed to the "spirit" of the Japanese people, which helped their soldiers to overcome superior numbers and technology. A fascinating glimpse into prevailing nationalistic and militaristic attitudes in early-twentieth-century Japan, Human Bullets is also an engaging story of combat and an excellent source of insights about a relatively obscure but immensely influential conflict.   Tadyoshi Sakurai was a junior... more...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:36:14 GMT
AFTER THE FIRST FULL MOON IN APRIL: A SOURCEBOOK OF HERBAL MEDICINE FROM A CALIFORNIA INDIAN ELDER (by Josephine Grant Peters, Beverly Ortiz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/after-the-first-full-moon-in-april-a-sourcebook-of-herbal-medicine-from-a-california-indian-elder
Author(s): Josephine Grant Peters, Beverly Ortiz
Categories: History > Native American, History > United States, Medical > Alternative Medicine, Social Science > General
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Publish date: 2010-04-30
ISBN-10: 1598743643
ISBN-13: 9781598743647
Language: English
Description: In this extraordinary book Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The book begins with Josephine's personal and tribal history and gathering ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant food preparations and offers an illustrated catalog of the uses and doses of over 160 plants. At a time of the commercialization of traditional ecological knowledge, Peters presents her rich tradition on her own terms, and according to her spiritual convictions about how her knowledge should be shared. This volume is essential for... more...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:22:21 GMT
Art History in Africa (by J. Vansina) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/art-history-in-africa
Author(s): J. Vansina
Categories: Art > History, History > Africa, History > World
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1984-11-26
ISBN-10: 0582643686
ISBN-13: 9780582643680
Language: English
Description: This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early srage of academic development. It aims to provide the reader with a systematic method for the historical understanding of African art. Professor Vansina considers the medium, technique, style and meaning of art objects and examines the creative process through which they come into being. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate his arguments, and help to explain the changes that have taken place.
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Sat, 11 Jul 2020 12:32:08 GMT
Polikarpov's Biplane Fighters - Red Star Vol. 6 (by Yefim Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/polikarpovs-biplane-fighters-red-star-vol-6
Author(s): Yefim Gordon
Categories: History > Military, Transportation > General
Publisher: Midland Publishing Ltd.
Publish date: 2010-01-28
ISBN-10: 1857801415
ISBN-13: 9781857801415
Language: English
Description: This book explores the development of Polikarpov's fighting biplanes from the 2I-N1 to his first aircraft to see production; to the I-3 and the I-5 created while the designer was in prison. This design paved the way for the I-15 which earned fame as the Chato during the Spanish Civil War and also saw action against the Japanese, and the I-15bis, which owed its existence mainly to Soviet Air Force's prejudice against gull wings; and the famous I-153 Chaika, a gull-wing biplane with retractable-landing gear. Experimental versions of this aircraft are also included. This title includes a detailed account of these aircraft's'... more...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2020 11:02:07 GMT
Religion and Politics in Contemporary Japan: Soka Gakkai Youth and Komeito (Japan Anthropology Workshop Series) (by Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/religion-and-politics-in-contemporary-japan-soka-gakkai-youth-and-komeito-japan-anthropology-workshop-series
Author(s): Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen
Categories: History > General, Political Science > General, Reference > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2012-08-16
ISBN-10: 0415694248
ISBN-13: 9780415694247
Language: English
Description: Presenting a study of politics at grassroots level among young Japanese, this book examines the alliance between the religious movement Soka Gakkai (the ‘Value-creation Society’) and Komeito (the ‘Clean Government Party’), which shared power with the Liberal Democratic Party from 1999 to 2009. Drawing on primary research carried out among Komeito supporters, the book focuses on the lives of supporters and voters in order to better understand the processes of democracy. It goes on to discuss what the political behaviour of young Komeito supporters tell us about the role of religious organizations, such as Soka Gakkai,... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:26:20 GMT
Between Pagan and Christian (by Christopher P. Jones) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/between-pagan-and-christian
Author(s): Christopher P. Jones
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Religion > History
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2014-03-31
ISBN-10: 0674725204
ISBN-13: 9780674725201
Language: English
Description: For the early Christians, "pagan" referred to a multitude of unbelievers: Greek and Roman devotees of the Olympian gods, and "barbarians" such as Arabs and Germans with their own array of deities. But while these groups were clearly outsiders or idolaters, who and what was pagan depended on the outlook of the observer, as Christopher Jones shows in this fresh and penetrating analysis. Treating paganism as a historical construct rather than a fixed entity, Between Pagan and Christian uncovers the ideas, rituals, and beliefs that Christians and pagans shared in Late Antiquity. While the emperor Constantine's conversion in 312... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:22:07 GMT
Houses of Ill Repute: The Archaeology of Brothels, Houses, and Taverns in the Greek World (by Allison Glazebrook, Barbara Tsakirgis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/houses-of-ill-repute-the-archaeology-of-brothels-houses-and-taverns-in-the-greek-world
Author(s): Allison Glazebrook, Barbara Tsakirgis
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publish date: 2016-04-20
ISBN-10: 0812247566
ISBN-13: 9780812247565
Language: English
Description: The study of ancient Greek urbanism has moved from examining the evidence for town planning and the organization of the city-state, or polis, to considerations of "everyday life." That is, it has moved from studying the public (fortifications, marketplaces, council houses, gymnasiums, temples, theaters, fountain houses) to studying the private (the physical remains of Greek houses). But what of those buildings that housed activities neither public nor private—brothels, taverns, and other homes of illicit activity? Can they be distinguished from houses? Were businesses like these run from homes? Classical Athenian writers... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:42:02 GMT
Indigenous Identity and Resistance: Researching the Diversity of Knowledge (by Chris Andersen, Brendan Hokowhitu, Nathalie Kermoal) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/indigenous-identity-and-resistance-researching-the-diversity-of-knowledge
Author(s): Chris Andersen, Brendan Hokowhitu, Nathalie Kermoal
Categories: History > Native American, History > Study & Teaching, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Otago University Press
Publish date: 2010-01-01
ISBN-10: 1877372838
ISBN-13: 9781877372834
Language: English
Description: Indigenous Identity and Resistance brings together the work of Indigenous Studies scholars working in Canada, New Zealand and the Pacific in research conversations that transcend the imperial boundaries of the colonial nations in which they are located. Their lucid, accessible, and thought-provoking essays provide a critical understanding of the ways in which Indigenous peoples are rearticulating their histories, knowledges, and the Indigenous self. Hana O’Regan discusses a programme of language regeneration initiated by members of her iwi, Kai Tahu. Chris Andersen describes the power of Canada’s colonial nation-state in constructing categories... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:22:01 GMT
Dropping Britain’s First H-Bomb: Story of Operation Grapple 1957 (by Michael Simmons, Kenneth Hubbard) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dropping-britain-s-first-h-bomb-story-of-operation-grapple-1957
Author(s): Michael Simmons, Kenneth Hubbard
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2008-10-31
ISBN-10: 1844157474
ISBN-13: 9781844157471
Language: English
Description: On 15 May 1957 Vickers Valiant V-Bomber X.D.818 under the command of Wg. Cdr. Kenneth Hubbard, O.C. 49 Squadron R.A.F., dropped Britain’s first live thermonuclear bomb. The success of Operation Grapple broadcast to the world that the UK had the resolve and the capability to protect her own democracy and that of her Commonwealth. It was a major breakthrough that ensured Britain maintained her place in the most senior influential positions of the United Nations and other corridors of world power, and in the ensuing years provide Britain’s deterrent throughout the decades of the Cold War. The theme of this book is to explain how the R.A.F.... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:12:04 GMT
Bomber Pilot on the Eastern Front: 307 Missions Behind Enemy Lines (Red Air Force at War) (by Vasily Reshetnikov) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bomber-pilot-on-the-eastern-front-307-missions-behind-enemy-lines-red-air-force-at-war
Author(s): Vasily Reshetnikov
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2008-09-22
ISBN-10: 1844156605
ISBN-13: 9781844156603
Language: English
Description: Soviet bombers played a vital role in defeating the Germans on the Eastern Front, yet their contribution is often forgotten. This graphic memoir should help to set the record straight. The author, a leading Soviet bomber pilot who flew throughout the conflict, tells his story from the desperate days of the German assault in 1941 to the point where Germany was invaded and the Nazis were destroyed. He gives a vivid account of his experiences during over 300 bombing missions in the dangerous skies over Russia, the Ukraine, Poland and Germany. His story is compelling reading.
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:06:02 GMT
Tokyo: A Biography: Disasters, Destruction and Renewal: The Story of an Indomitable City (by Stephen Mansfield) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tokyo-a-biography-disasters-destruction-and-renewal-the-story-of-an-indomitable-city
Author(s): Stephen Mansfield
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish date: 2016-10-25
ISBN-10: 4805313293
ISBN-13: 9784805313299
Language: English
Description: The history of Tokyo is as eventful as it is long. A concise yet detailed overview of this fascinating, centuries-old city, Tokyo: A Biography is a perfect companion volume for history buffs or Tokyo-bound travelers looking to learn more about their destination. In a whirlwind journey through Tokyo's past from its earliest beginnings up to the present day, this Japanese history book demonstrates how the city's response to everything from natural disasters to regime change has been to reinvent itself time and again. A calamitous fire results in a massive expansion of the city's territory. A debate over the Samurai code creates far-reaching social... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:56:10 GMT
Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations (by John Avlon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/washingtons-farewell-the-founding-fathers-warning-to-future-generations
Author(s): John Avlon
Categories: History > Military, History > United States
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2017-01-10
ISBN-10: 147674646X
ISBN-13: 9781476746463
Language: English
Description: “A vivid portrait…A thoughtful consideration of Washington’s wisdom that couldn’t be timelier.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) George Washington’s Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a “parting friend” to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars. Once celebrated as civic scripture, more widely reprinted than the Declaration of Independence, the Farewell Address is now almost forgotten. Its message remains starkly relevant. In Washington’s Farewell, John Avlon offers a stunning portrait of our first president and his battle to... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:56:07 GMT
The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies (by Glen Mackie) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-multiwavelength-atlas-of-galaxies
Author(s): Glen Mackie
Categories: History > World, Reference > General, Science > Astronomy, Science > Astrophysics & Space Science, Science > Physics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2011-02-14
ISBN-10: 0521620627
ISBN-13: 9780521620628
Language: English
Description: Since the radio signature of our own Milky Way was detected in 1931, galaxies have been observed from ultra-high energy gamma rays to long wavelength radio waves, providing fundamental insights into their formation, evolution and structural components. Unveiling the secrets of some of the best-observed galaxies, this atlas contains over 250 full-color images spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum. The accompanying text explains why we see the component stars, gas and dust through different radiation processes, and describes the telescopes and instruments used. This atlas is a valuable reference resource on galaxies for students seeking an... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:26:04 GMT
The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970 (by John Darwin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-empire-project-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-british-world-system-1830-1970
Author(s): John Darwin
Categories: History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2009-10-30
ISBN-10: 0521302080
ISBN-13: 9780521302081
Language: English
Description: The British Empire, wrote Adam Smith, 'has hitherto been not an empire, but the project of an empire' and John Darwin offers a magisterial global history of the rise and fall of that great imperial project. The British Empire, he argues, was much more than a group of colonies ruled over by a scattering of British expatriates until eventual independence. It was, above all, a global phenomenon. Its power derived rather less from the assertion of imperial authority than from the fusing together of three different kinds of empire: the settler empire of the 'white dominions'; the commercial empire of the City of London; and 'Greater India' which... more...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:26:08 GMT
The Ptolemaic Army: Seleucid and Ptolemaic Reformed Armies 168-145 B.C., Vol. 2: The Ptolemaic Army Under Ptolemy VI Philometor (by Nick Sekunda) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-ptolemaic-army-seleucid-and-ptolemaic-reformed-armies-168-145-b-c-vol-2-the-ptolemaic-army-under-ptolemy-vi-philometor
Author(s): Nick Sekunda
Categories: History > Africa, History > Ancient
Publisher: Montvert Publications
Publish date: 1998
ISBN-10: 1874101035
ISBN-13: 9781874101031
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:52:05 GMT
The Seleucid Army (v. 1) (by Sekunda) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-seleucid-army-v-1
Author(s): Sekunda
Categories: History > Africa, History > Ancient
Publisher: Montvert Publications
Publish date: 1998
ISBN-10: 1874101027
ISBN-13: 9781874101024
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:52:02 GMT
Air War Over Southeast Asia: A Pictorial Record Vol. 1, 1962-1966 - Vietnam Studies Group series (6034) (by Lou Drendel) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/air-war-over-southeast-asia-a-pictorial-record-vol-1-1962-1966-vietnam-studies-group-series-6034
Author(s): Lou Drendel
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications
Publish date: 1982-08
ISBN-10: 0897471342
ISBN-13: 9780897471343
Language: English
Description: Book by Drendel, Lou
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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:42:06 GMT