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Author(s): Peter Young
Categories: History > Military, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1971-06-15
ISBN-10: 085045056X
ISBN-13: 9780850450569
Language: English
Description: The Chasseurs of the Guard had its origins in the Guides raised by General Bonaparte during his Italian Campaign of 1796 of the Napoleonic Wars. Not only did the Chasseurs prove to be excellent soldiers, but they also served as Napoleon's immediate escort whenever he went on campaign. This book provides an overview of the regimental history of the corps, profiling some of its most memorable personalities, including Jean-Baptise Bessières, Marshal of France, and Prince Eugene de Beauharnais, Commander of the Chasseurs à cheval. The uniforms, guidons and standards of the Consular Guard, later renamed the Imperial Guard, are illustrated throughout... more...
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:22:03 GMT
The Buffs (Men-at-Arms) (by Gregory Blaxland) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-buffs-men-at-arms
Author(s): Gregory Blaxland
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1972-06-15
ISBN-10: 0850450640
ISBN-13: 9780850450644
Language: English
Description: The Buffs originated in 1572 from a company of 300 men raised from London-trained bands sent to aid the Protestant cause in Holland. Upon their return to England, the Company re-formed as a single regiment, the Holland Regiment, which later became known as "The Buffs." In the years that followed, this highly esteemed regiment served in conflicts ranging from the Peninsular War to World Wars I and II. This book details the history of the Buffs from their inception to their demise as an independent unit in 1967, focusing particularly on their uniforms, including the distinctive dragon badge.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:16:02 GMT
The Imagined Underworld: Sex, Crime, and Vice in Porfirian Mexico City (by James Alex Garza) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-imagined-underworld-sex-crime-and-vice-in-porfirian-mexico-city
Author(s): James Alex Garza
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Latin America, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish date: 2008-01-01
ISBN-10: 0803222157
ISBN-13: 9780803222151
Language: English
Description: Emerging from decades of turmoil, late nineteenth-century Mexico City was a capital in transition. Yet as the city (and its republic) embraced technological and social change, it still faced perceptions of widespread crime and disorder. Accordingly, the Porfirian government relied on an elite group of government officials, prominent citizens, politicians, urban professionals, and newspaper editors to elevate the Mexican nation from its perceived backward condition. Influenced by prevailing social theories, such as positivism and social Darwinism, this ruling class sought not only modernization but also the imposition of... more...
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:12:09 GMT
Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest (by Peter Boag) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/same-sex-affairs-constructing-and-controlling-homosexuality-in-the-pacific-northwest
Author(s): Peter Boag
Categories: History > World
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2003-08-14
ISBN-10: 0520236041
ISBN-13: 9780520236042
Language: English
Description: At the turn of the twentieth century, two distinct, yet at times overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged in the Pacific Northwest: one among the men and boys who toiled in the region's logging, fishing, mining, farming, and railroad-building industries; the other among the young urban white-collar workers of the emerging corporate order. Boag draws on police logs, court records, and newspaper accounts to create a vivid picture of the lives of these men and youths--their sexual practices, cultural networks, cross-class relations, variations in rural and urban experiences, and ethnic and racial influences.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:52:10 GMT
The Mexican Adventure 1861-67 (Men-at-Arms) (by Rene Chartrand) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-mexican-adventure-1861-67-men-at-arms
Author(s): Rene Chartrand
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1994-07-28
ISBN-10: 185532430X
ISBN-13: 9781855324305
Language: English
Description: The 'Mexican Adventure' was a tragedy of the first order, born of a romantic view of Mexico shared by many Europeans. This school of thought took for granted that most Mexicans were barely capable of governing themselves and that a 'generous intervention' could only be beneficial to all concerned. For the French Emperor it would be a master stroke: a vast new vassal empire in America. René Chartrand examines the organisation, weapons and uniforms of the forces who fought on both sides of the conflict in a text accompanied by numerous contemporary photographs and illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:26:02 GMT
Blücher's Army 1813-15 (Men-at-Arms) (by Peter Young) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bl-chers-army-1813-15-men-at-arms
Author(s): Peter Young
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, History > Military, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1972-06-15
ISBN-10: 0850451175
ISBN-13: 9780850451177
Language: English
Description: The Prussian Army of 1813–15 was very different not only in appearance but in spirit from that of 1806. Blücher was essentially a cavalryman and, despite his years and heavy responsibilites as Commander-in-Chief, he thought nothing of leading cavalry charges in person during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Although this was dangerous, he succeeded in driving his raw regiments to to victory. This book by a leading military historian analyzes the corps, regimental and squadron strength of the infantry, cavalry and artillery arms of Blücher’s army. The text is accompanied by eight colour plates and several contemporary illustrations to depict... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:16:02 GMT
The Black Watch (Men-at-Arms) (by Charles Grant) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-black-watch-men-at-arms
Author(s): Charles Grant
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1971-06-15
ISBN-10: 0850450535
ISBN-13: 9780850450538
Language: English
Description: In the wake of the Jacobite Rebellions, companies of trustworthy Highlanders were raised from royal clans to protect the populace, deter cattle stealing and guard against any possible Jacobite incursion. Soon after its formation, the companies organized into a regiment of foot known famously as the "Black Watch," the name thought to derive from their dark-coloured tartans and their role to "watch" the Highlands. This book explores the uniforms, equipment and history of the Black Watch, from their involvement in the battles of Fontenoy and Ticonderoga in the mid-18th century, through to the Korean War of the 1950s.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:06:03 GMT
Analytic Support to Intelligence in Counterinsurgencies (by Walter L. Perry, John Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/analytic-support-to-intelligence-in-counterinsurgencies
Author(s): Walter L. Perry, John Gordon
Categories: History > Military, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Rand Publishing
Publish date: 2008-06-06
ISBN-10: 0833044567
ISBN-13: 9780833044563
Language: English
Description: Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that U.S. forces need more-effective techniques and procedures to conduct counterinsurgency. They will most likely face similar, irregular warfare tactics from future enemies. This monograph examines the nature of the contemporary insurgent threat and provides insights on using operational analysis techniques to support intelligence operations in counterinsurgencies.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:36:02 GMT
Contemporary Latin America: 1970 to the Present (by Robert H. Holden, Rina Villars) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/contemporary-latin-america-1970-to-the-present
Author(s): Robert H. Holden, Rina Villars
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Latin America, History > World
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2012-10-22
ISBN-10: 1405139714
ISBN-13: 9781405139717
Language: English
Description: Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over the last 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life in the region, and beyond.  Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universal perspective, putting each subject in a context that readers can understand and relate to Focuses on ‘Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteen countries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offering valuable comparative views of the... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:22:05 GMT
Revolutions: Finished and Unfinished, from Primal to Final (by Paul Caringella, Wayne Cristaudo, Glenn Hughes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/revolutions-finished-and-unfinished-from-primal-to-final
Author(s): Paul Caringella, Wayne Cristaudo, Glenn Hughes
Categories: History > World, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publish date: 2012-09-01
ISBN-10: 1443840394
ISBN-13: 9781443840392
Language: English
Description: Revolutions: Finished and Unfinished, from Primal to Final is an important philosophical contribution to the study of revolution. It not only makes new contributions to the study of particular revolutions, but to developing a philosophy of revolution itself. Many of the contributors have been inspired by the philosophical approaches of Eric Voegelin or Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, and the tension between these two social philosophies adds to the philosophical uniqueness and richness of the work.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:36:11 GMT
Crime's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Legal History (Strangest series) (by Peter Seddon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/crimes-strangest-cases-extraordinary-but-true-stories-from-over-five-centuries-of-legal-history-strangest-series
Author(s): Peter Seddon
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, History > Study & Teaching
Publisher: Anova Books
Publish date: 2013-09-01
ISBN-10: 1907554629
ISBN-13: 9781907554629
Language: English
Description: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal cases in legal history, now in a hardcover gift format   Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time on a long stretch. It covers the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law; one of the most indigestible dilemmas (If you'd been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy?); the doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time; and the murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:36:02 GMT
FORAGING: Discover Free Food from Fields, Streets, Gardens and the Coast (by Paul Chambers) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/foraging-discover-free-food-from-fields-streets-gardens-and-the-coast
Author(s): Paul Chambers
Categories: History > Military, Nature > Natural Resources
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1844680843
ISBN-13: 9781844680849
Language: English
Description: Forager and naturalist Paul Chambers explores the coast, fields, streets and gardens to reveal over a hundred of Britain's most exciting edible plants, flowers and seaweeds. This must buy guide uniquely blends the practical skills of foraging with the best elements of natural history writing. As well as recipes, identification tips and collecting advice, you will also learn about the historical, cultural and medicinal uses for each plant as well as its ecological significance. Much of this information is based on Paul's own research and experience and will not be found in any comparable books. With chapters that cover all parts of the British... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:32:05 GMT
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City (by Joan DeJean) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/how-paris-became-paris-the-invention-of-the-modern-city
Author(s): Joan DeJean
Categories: Architecture > Planning, History > Europe
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish date: 2014-03-04
ISBN-10: 1608195910
ISBN-13: 9781608195916
Language: English
Description: At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today. Though most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the public works of the nineteenth century, Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first complete design for the French capital was drawn up and implemented. As a result, Paris... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:12:11 GMT
A Companion to Greek Architecture (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) (by Margaret M. Miles) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-companion-to-greek-architecture-blackwell-companions-to-the-ancient-world
Author(s): Margaret M. Miles
Categories: Architecture > Criticism, Architecture > History, History > Ancient, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2016-08-08
ISBN-10: 1444335995
ISBN-13: 9781444335996
Language: English
Description: A Companion to Greek Architecture provides an expansive overview of the topic, including design, engineering, and construction as well as theory, reception, and lasting impact. Covers both sacred and secular structures and complexes, with particular attention to architectural decoration, such as sculpture, interior design, floor mosaics, and wall painting Makes use of new research from computer-driven technologies, the study of inscriptions and archaeological evidence, and recently excavated buildings Brings together original scholarship from an esteemed group of archaeologists and art historians Presents the... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 02:22:05 GMT
Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" (by Stephen P. Halbrook) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/gun-control-in-the-third-reich-disarming-the-jews-and-enemies-of-the-state
Author(s): Stephen P. Halbrook
Categories: History > Europe, Law > Criminal Law
Publisher: Independent Institute
Publish date: 2014-01-14
ISBN-10: 1598131621
ISBN-13: 9781598131628
Language: English
Description: Based on newly-discovered, secret documents from German archives, diaries and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive, yet hidden history of how the Nazi regime made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 01:56:05 GMT
Blood and Iron: The German Conquest of Sevastopol (by C. G. Sweeting) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/blood-and-iron-the-german-conquest-of-sevastopol
Author(s): C. G. Sweeting
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
Publish date: 2005-11-15
ISBN-10: 1574887971
ISBN-13: 9781574887976
Language: English
Description: Blood and Iron tells the story of one of the most dramatic campaigns of World War II, the German conquest of the Crimean Peninsula and the port of Sevastopol in 1941–42. Sevastopol was the world’s most strongly fortified city and home of the Soviet Black Sea fleet. As German forces penetrated deeper and deeper into Soviet Russia, their supply lines became vulnerable to attack from this Soviet stronghold on the Crimea. To remove the threat, Hitler sent one of his best field commanders, Col. Gen. Erich von Manstein, to lead the offensive. German forces, aided by Axis allies, fought a series of daring and bloody battles that nearly resulted in... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 01:46:02 GMT
Elvis Presley: A Southern Life (by Joel Williamson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/elvis-presley-a-southern-life
Author(s): Joel Williamson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2014-11-13
ISBN-10: 0199863172
ISBN-13: 9780199863174
Language: English
Description: In Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, one of the most admired Southern historians of our time takes on one of the greatest cultural icons of all time. The result is a masterpiece: a vivid, gripping biography, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society--indeed, American society--in the second half of the twentieth century. Author of The Crucible of Race and William Faulkner and Southern History, Joel Williamson is a renowned historian known for his inimitable and compelling narrative style. In this tour de force biography, he captures the drama of Presley's career set against the popular culture of the post-World War II South. Born in Tupelo,... more...
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 01:26:02 GMT
The White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture (by Matthew Beresford) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-white-devil-the-werewolf-in-european-culture
Author(s): Matthew Beresford
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish date: 2013-11-15
ISBN-10: 1780231881
ISBN-13: 9781780231884
Language: English
Description: From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris, the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just one version of the werewolf—its origins can be traced back thousands of years to early prehistory, and everything from Iron Age bog bodies and Roman gods to people such as Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler, and Sigmund Freud feature in its story. Exploring the role of this odd assortment of ideas and people in the... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:32:07 GMT
Paris-Bucharest, Bucharest-Paris: Francophone Writers from Romania (Faux Titre) (by Anne Quinney) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/paris-bucharest-bucharest-paris-francophone-writers-from-romania-faux-titre
Author(s): Anne Quinney
Categories: History > General, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Rodopi
Publish date: 2012-03-21
ISBN-10: 9042034513
ISBN-13: 9789042034518
Language: English
Description: This collection of essays presents new research on the work of Romanian writers who chose French as a literary language. Romanian is itself, of course, a Romance language, and there is a long history of close Franco-Romanian ties. But given the complex and often multilingual cultural heritage of these writers-whose influences included German, Russian, and Ottoman-their contribution to French literature represents a unique hybrid form of francophonie. And yet unlike the literary production of former French colonies, this work has received little scholarly attention as a contribution to French literature. This book aims to rectify this situation.... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:32:02 GMT
Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-1945 (New Vanguard) (by Mark Stille) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/imperial-japanese-navy-heavy-cruisers-1941-1945-new-vanguard
Author(s): Mark Stille
Categories: History > Asia, History > Military, History > Reference, Reference > General
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2011-02-15
ISBN-10: 1849081484
ISBN-13: 9781849081481
Language: English
Description: Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals, whom they met in many of the major Pacific Theater battles, including Midway and Leyte Gulf. Mark Stille continues his study of the IJN of WWII with this fascinating topic, addressing the design and development of all 18 ships in the six heavy cruiser classes, from pre-war construction and mid-war alterations, their operational... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:16:05 GMT
Erythropoietins and Erythropoiesis: Molecular, Cellular, Preclinical, and Clinical Biology (Milestones in Drug Therapy) (by Graham Molineux, Mary A. Foote, Steven Elliott) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/erythropoietins-and-erythropoiesis-molecular-cellular-preclinical-and-clinical-biology-milestones-in-drug-therapy
Author(s): Graham Molineux, Mary A. Foote, Steven Elliott
Categories: Health & Fitness > Diseases, History > General, Medical > Pharmacology, Medical > Physiology, Medical > Sports Medicine
Publisher: Birkhäuser
Publish date: 2005-11-17
ISBN-10: 3764375426
ISBN-13: 9783764375423
Language: English
Description: A comprehensive one-source guide to the most current information on red blood cell formation and the action of recombinant human erythropoietins. Topics covered include: erythropoiesis, recombinant protein discovery and production, and treatment of patients with anemia. The newest theories in erythropoiesis (receptors, signaling), manufacturing, new formulations, and clinical research are discussed. The text is ideal for researchers and clinical investigators in academia, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as clinical research associates, clinical monitors, and physician investigators. This softcover volume... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:26:02 GMT
Case Studies and the Dissemination of Knowledge (Routledge Studies in Cultural History) (by Joy Damousi, Birgit Lang, Katie Sutton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/case-studies-and-the-dissemination-of-knowledge-routledge-studies-in-cultural-history
Author(s): Joy Damousi, Birgit Lang, Katie Sutton
Categories: History > Study & Teaching, History > World, Philosophy > Epistemology, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-02-18
ISBN-10: 1138815330
ISBN-13: 9781138815339
Language: English
Description: The case study has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of subjectivity and the sexed self. This volume interrogates how case studies have been used by doctors, lawyers, psychoanalysts, and writers to communicate their findings both within the specialist circles of their academic disciplines, and beyond, to wider publics. At the same time, it questions how case studies have been taken up by a range of audiences to refute and dispute academic knowledge. As such, this book engages with case studies as sites of interdisciplinary negotiation, transnational exchange and... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:32:02 GMT
Common Places: The Poetics of African Atlantic Postromantics. (Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature) (by Seanna Sumalee Oakley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/common-places-the-poetics-of-african-atlantic-postromantics-textxet-studies-in-comparative-literature
Author(s): Seanna Sumalee Oakley
Categories: History > General, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > African
Publisher: Rodopi
Publish date: 2011-10-14
ISBN-10: 9042034084
ISBN-13: 9789042034082
Language: English
Description: While a great deal of postcolonial criticism has examined how the processes of hybridity, mestizaje, creolization, and syncretism impact African diasporic literature, Oakley employs the heuristic of the "commonplace" to recast our sense of the politics of such literature. Her analysis of commonplace poetics reveals that postcolonial poetic and political moods and aspirations are far more complex than has been admitted. African Atlantic writers summon the utopian potential of Romanticism, which had been stricken by Anglo-European exclusiveness and racial entitlement, and project it as an attainable, differentially common future. Putting poets... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:22:09 GMT
Life and Politics at the Royal Court of Aguateca: Artifacts, Analytical Data, and Synthesis (Monographs of the Aguateca Archaeological Project First Phas) (by Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/life-and-politics-at-the-royal-court-of-aguateca-artifacts-analytical-data-and-synthesis-monographs-of-the-aguateca-archaeological-project-first-phas
Author(s): Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Native American
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Publish date: 2014-04-12
ISBN-10: 1607813181
ISBN-13: 9781607813187
Language: English
Description: Aguateca is a Classic Mayan site located in the Petexbatun region of Guatemala. In this volume, Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan, and their team examine the life of the Mayan royal family, nobles, and their retainers through the analysis of numerous complete and reconstructible artifacts left in this site’s elite residential area. Aguateca was unexpectedly attacked around AD 810, its central part was burned and its residents fled or were taken captive.   Because of the surprise nature of the attack, most artifacts were left in their original locations, providing unprecedented views of the daily life of the Classic... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:12:07 GMT
Development-led Archaeology in North-West Europe (by Marc Vander Linden, Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Leo Webley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/development-led-archaeology-in-north-west-europe
Author(s): Marc Vander Linden, Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Leo Webley
Categories: Art > History, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Europe, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Publish date: 2012-02-28
ISBN-10: 1842174665
ISBN-13: 9781842174661
Language: English
Description: Many countries in northern Europe have seen a huge expansion in development-led archaeology over the past few decades. Legislation, frameworks for heritage management and codes of practice have developed along similar but different lines. The Valetta Convention has had considerable impact on spatial planning and new legislation on archaeological heritage management within EC countries as well as on the funding, nature and distribution of archaeological fieldwork. For the first time these 12 papers bring together data on developer-led archaeology in Britain, Ireland, France, the Low Countries, Germany and Denmark in order to review and evaluate key... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:52:07 GMT
Trireme Olympias: The Final Report (by Boris Rankov) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/trireme-olympias-the-final-report
Author(s): Boris Rankov
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Publish date: 2012-01-31
ISBN-10: 1842174347
ISBN-13: 9781842174340
Language: English
Description: This volume represents the final publication of the Olympias project, which saw the building of a full-scale reconstruction of a 170-oared Athenian trireme of the 4th century BC and its operation in five series of sea-trials in the Aegean Sea. The first three sea-trials in 1987, 1988 and 1990 have already been published in separate volumes (the last two by Oxbow) and this completes the series with reports of the 1992 and 1994 trials. The 1992 report by Paul Lipke of Trireme Trust USA, which collaborated with the Trireme Trust in the operation of the ship, offers an alternative view of the project as a whole from that presented in previous reports.... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:52:05 GMT
Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change (Iranian Studies) (by Kamran Matin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/recasting-iranian-modernity-international-relations-and-social-change-iranian-studies
Author(s): Kamran Matin
Categories: History > Middle East, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-10-28
ISBN-10: 0415612357
ISBN-13: 9780415612357
Language: English
Description: Critically deploying the idea of uneven and combined development this book provides a novel non-Eurocentric account of Iran’s experience of modernity and revolution. Recasting Iranian Modernity presents the argument that Eurocentrism can be decisively overcome through a social theory that has international relations at its ontological core. This will enable a conception of history in which there is an intrinsic international dimension to social change that prevents historical repetition. This hitherto under-theorized international dimension is, the book argues, manifest in combined patterns of development, which... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:52:02 GMT
The Austrian Army 1740-80 (1): Cavalry (Men-at-Arms) (by Philip Haythornthwaite) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-austrian-army-1740-80-1-cavalry-men-at-arms
Author(s): Philip Haythornthwaite
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1994-07-28
ISBN-10: 1855324156
ISBN-13: 9781855324152
Language: English
Description: Austria was both a major participant and one of the causes of hostilities in the wars of the mid-18th century. The death of the Habsburg Emperor Charles VI in October 1740 set in motion the first of the major wars of the time. His heir was a daughter, Maria Theresa, who was destined become one of the greatest figures in the history of the 18th century. The Hapsburg territories were immense, and a key unifying factor was the army itself, that embraced all nationalities and drew its personnel from Hapsburg lands and beyond. This title, the first in a sequence of three, takes a close look at the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the cavalry of... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:32:13 GMT
The Hong Kong Ballet (by Wang Siu) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-hong-kong-ballet
Author(s): Wang Siu
Categories: History > Asia, Humor > General, Performing Arts > Theater
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish date: 2003-02-11
ISBN-10: 9622096182
ISBN-13: 9789622096189
Language: English
Description: This is a book for all who delight in the ballet, and for all who admire outstanding photographs. In this volume, the vivid photos brilliantly capture the dancers, the costumes and the spectacle of the Hong Kong Ballet.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:56:02 GMT
Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature (by Carl N. McDaniel, John M. Gowdy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/paradise-for-sale-a-parable-of-nature
Author(s): Carl N. McDaniel, John M. Gowdy
Categories: History > General, Nature > Environmental Conservation & Protection, Nature > Natural Resources, Science > Environmental Science, Science > Biology
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2000-01-28
ISBN-10: 0520222296
ISBN-13: 9780520222298
Language: English
Description: The grim history of Nauru Island, a small speck in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and Australia, represents a larger story of environmental degradation and economic dysfunction. For more than 2,000 years traditional Nauruans, isolated from the rest of the world, lived in social and ecological stability. But in 1900 the discovery of phosphate, an absolute requirement for agriculture, catapulted Nauru into the world market. Colonial imperialists who occupied Nauru and mined it for its lucrative phosphate resources devastated the island, which forever changed its native people. In 1968 Nauruans regained rule of their... more...
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:26:15 GMT
Changing Rice Bowl: Economic Development and Diet in China (by Elizabeth Leppman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/changing-rice-bowl-economic-development-and-diet-in-china
Author(s): Elizabeth Leppman
Categories: Business & Economics > Development, Business & Economics > Management, History > Asia
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish date: 2005-03-29
ISBN-10: 9622097235
ISBN-13: 9789622097230
Language: English
Description: The book deals with a topic of perennial interest to Chinese and non-Chinese alike: Chinese food. Chinese culture is exceptionally food-oriented, and non-Chinese are curious about what Chinese people in China actually eat, as contrasted with meals in ever-popular Chinese restaurants.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:56:06 GMT
Fifty States: Every Question Answered (by Marcel Brousseau, Amber Rose, Lori Baird) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fifty-states-every-question-answered
Author(s): Marcel Brousseau, Amber Rose, Lori Baird
Categories: History > United States, Reference > General
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publish date: 2014-08-26
ISBN-10: 1626862338
ISBN-13: 9781626862333
Language: English
Description: What was the last state to join the Union? What does the state quarter for Alabama look like? What is the state bird of Texas? All the answers are contained in Fifty States: Every Question Answered! Whether you’re a student or just a history buff, this book is a great reference manual for each state’s geography, factual details, and ecology. Beautiful color photos and maps fill the pages, providing a view of how the landscape has changed over the years. Young and old alike enjoy this walk through our 50 great states.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:52:09 GMT
Preparing for the AP United States History Examination (by Mark Epstein, Stacie Brensilver Berman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/preparing-for-the-ap-united-states-history-examination
Author(s): Mark Epstein, Stacie Brensilver Berman
Categories: Business & Economics > General, Computers > Computer Science, History > United States, Study Aids > Advanced Placement, Study Aids > Study Guides
Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR
Publish date: 2012-04-04
ISBN-10: 1435461304
ISBN-13: 9781435461307
Language: English
Description: Preparing for the AP United States History Examination will help you prepare for the AP exam quickly, efficiently, and, above all, effectively. Right from the start, you will identify the course topics you most need practice on and be able to focus your studying, while getting a review opportunity for your general knowledge. By the end of the book, you will be primed for taking the exam and on your way to a 5!
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:02:02 GMT
The Landscapes of Communism (by Owen Hatherley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-landscapes-of-communism
Author(s): Owen Hatherley
Categories: Architecture > General, History > Europe
Publisher: Allen Lane
Publish date: 2015-05-26
ISBN-10: 1846147689
ISBN-13: 9781846147685
Language: English
Description: 'In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies and social realities it embodies' Will Self During the course of the twentieth century, communism took power in Eastern Europe and remade the city in its own image. Ransacking the urban planning of the grand imperial past, it set out to transform everyday life, its sweeping boulevards, epic high-rise and vast housing estates an emphatic declaration of a non-capitalist idea. Now, the regimes that built them are dead and long gone,... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:42:04 GMT
Begins with the Oboe: A History of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (by Richard Warren) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/begins-with-the-oboe-a-history-of-the-toronto-symphony-orchestra
Author(s): Richard Warren
Categories: History > Canada, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publish date: 2002-09-19
ISBN-10: 0802035884
ISBN-13: 9780802035882
Language: English
Description: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has been a part of the arts scene in Toronto for eighty years. Richard Warren, the orchestra's archivist since 1976, uncovers taped interviews and other documentation of the orchestra's musicians, visiting artists, music directors, and administrative personnel, to present an insider's view of the orchestra, and by doing so makes the history of this great cultural institution come alive. In describing the challenges, achievements, and trials of the orchestra, Warren includes the stories of artists who performed with the orchestra and who then went on to become outstanding performers on the... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:52:07 GMT
Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók (by Lynn M. Hooker) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/redefining-hungarian-music-from-liszt-to-bart-k
Author(s): Lynn M. Hooker
Categories: History > Europe, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2013-12-03
ISBN-10: 0199739595
ISBN-13: 9780199739592
Language: English
Description: Some of the most popular works of nineteenth-century music were labeled either "Hungarian" or "Gypsy" in style, including many of the best-known and least-respected of Liszt's compositions. In the early twentieth century, Béla Bartók and his colleagues questioned not only the Hungarianness but also the good taste of that style. Bartók argued that it should be discarded in favor of a national style based in the "genuine" folk music of the rural peasantry. Between the heyday of the nineteenth-century Hungarian-Gypsy style and its replacement by a new paradigm of "authentic" national style was a vigorous decades-long debate-one little known inside... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:42:07 GMT
The Impact of Vatican II on Women Religious: Case Study of the Union of Irish Presentation Sisters (by Louise O'reilly) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-impact-of-vatican-ii-on-women-religious-case-study-of-the-union-of-irish-presentation-sisters
Author(s): Louise O'reilly
Categories: History > Europe, Reference > General, Religion > Christianity, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publish date: 2013-07-01
ISBN-10: 1443848409
ISBN-13: 9781443848404
Language: English
Description: This book opens up a new area of research in the history of the institution of the Irish Presentation Sisters and the impact of Vatican II, 1962-1965 on women religious life in Ireland. The challenges offered by the Council were taken on by the Presentation Congregation and resulted in a trans-national structure known today as the 'Union of Presentation Sisters'. In the latter half of the twentieth century, Vatican II called for the need for 'adaptation' and 'renewal' of religious life. This involved not just changes within the structures of religious life, but also meant that, psychologically, religious needed to change how and what they thought... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:46:01 GMT
US Fast Battleships 1936-47: The North Carolina and South Dakota classes (New Vanguard) (by Lawrence Burr) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/us-fast-battleships-1936-47-the-north-carolina-and-south-dakota-classes-new-vanguard
Author(s): Lawrence Burr
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2010-11-23
ISBN-10: 1846035104
ISBN-13: 9781846035104
Language: English
Description: This volume details the design, construction, and operation of the first six of the ten US fast battleships, two of the North Carolina class and four of the South Dakota class. These six battleships were all authorized in 1936 and were the first vessels built in the US since 1923. Consequently, these ships benefitted from enormous technological leaps, with improvements in ship design, power, armor, armament and the single most important improvement the use of radar guided fire control helping to change the course of the war in the Pacific. Packed with first-hand accounts, battle reports, and specially created artwork this book tells the story of... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:42:07 GMT
Staghound Armored Car 1942-62 (New Vanguard) (by Steven Zaloga) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/staghound-armored-car-1942-62-new-vanguard
Author(s): Steven Zaloga
Categories: History > Military, Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2009-08-18
ISBN-10: 1846033926
ISBN-13: 9781846033926
Language: English
Description: The Staghound was a unique World War II armored vehicle - designed and manufactured in the US, but intended solely for the British army. This book examines the development of this category of armored cars and offers a detailed analysis of the extensive combat use of the Staghound in British service as well as in the service of other Allied countries including Canada, New Zealand and Poland. Usually armed with a 37mm gun, it weighed 12 tons and could reach speeds of 55mph carrying a crew of five. Since its combat debut in Italy in 1943 until the end of the war it had performed particularly valuable service in a reconnaissance role where its speed... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:42:02 GMT
F-18 Hornet: Multi-mission Warplane (by ROBBIE SHAW) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/f-18-hornet-multi-mission-warplane
Author(s): ROBBIE SHAW
Categories: History > Military, Photography > Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Transportation > Aviation
Publish date: 1992
ISBN-10: 1853102032
ISBN-13: 9781853102035
Language: English
Description: No description available
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:22:04 GMT
Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey (by Julia L. Foulkes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/modern-bodies-dance-and-american-modernism-from-martha-graham-to-alvin-ailey
Author(s): Julia L. Foulkes
Categories: History > World, Performing Arts > Dance, Performing Arts > Theater, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish date: 2002-09-09
ISBN-10: 0807853674
ISBN-13: 9780807853672
Language: English
Description: In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they assigned great meaning. Their innovations, however, went beyond aesthetics. While modern dancers devised new ways of moving bodies in accordance with many modernist principles, their artistry was indelibly shaped by their place in society. Modern dance was distinct from other artistic genres in terms of... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:42:01 GMT
Panzer: A Revolution in Warfare, 1939-1945 (by Roger Edwards) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/panzer-a-revolution-in-warfare-1939-1945
Author(s): Roger Edwards
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Brockhampton Press
Publish date: 2001-06
ISBN-10: 1860198538
ISBN-13: 9781860198533
Language: English
Description: The Panzer division was the core of the blitzkrieg which devastated the antiquated doctrines of the allies during World War II. With historical record analysis, photographs and cartographic representation, this offers an insight into this devastation and how the tactic was ultimately directed.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:26:02 GMT
The British Troops in the Indian Mutiny 1857-59 (Men-At-Arms Series, 268) (by Michael Barthorp) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-british-troops-in-the-indian-mutiny-1857-59-men-at-arms-series-268
Author(s): Michael Barthorp
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1994-03-31
ISBN-10: 1855323699
ISBN-13: 9781855323698
Language: English
Description: Fourteen months after the Peace of Paris concluded the Crimean War, the British Army was faced with a crisis which would require an even greater commitment of force. Putting down the Indian Mutiny would require two years, over half the British Army, and thousands of East India Company and loyal locals. The EIC’s forces’ better and more experienced command structure and superior rifle-fire prevailed against the massed ranks of sepoys and their allies. The three major operations that were undertaken by the British are detailed, as is the dress, equipment and uniforms of the troops.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:32:07 GMT
Erich von Manstein: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history (by Robert Forczyk) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/erich-von-manstein-the-background-strategies-tactics-and-battlefield-experiences-of-the-greatest-commanders-of-history
Author(s): Robert Forczyk
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2010-05-25
ISBN-10: 1846034655
ISBN-13: 9781846034657
Language: English
Description: Erich von Manstein was one of the most successful German commanders of World War II. His military mind proved outstanding in many a conflict but perhaps his greatest triumph was his ingenious operational plan that led to the rapid defeat of France in May 1940. Manstein also showed great skill under adversity by commanding a furious rebuff to the Soviet armies in 1943, whilst Germany were retreating. However, his skill could not reverse Germany's declining fortunes and Manstein's frequent disagreement's with Hitler over military strategy led to his dismissal. Robert Forczyk tells the story of one of Germany's most valuable military talents, from his... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:56:05 GMT
Kill Or Get Killed: Riot Control Techniques, Manhandling, and Close Combat for Police and the Military (by Rex Applegate) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/kill-or-get-killed-riot-control-techniques-manhandling-and-close-combat-for-police-and-the-military
Author(s): Rex Applegate
Categories: History > Military, Reference > General, Sports & Recreation > Martial Arts, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Paladin Press
Publish date: 1976-10
ISBN-10: 0873640845
ISBN-13: 9780873640848
Language: English
Description: This is the best and longest-selling book on close combat in history. Reprinted and in current use by the U.S. Marine Corps as an official training manual, it details methods of self-defense, offensive close combat, combat shooting and crowd-control techniques in riot situations. Colonel Rex Applegate is widely regarded as the father of modern close combat and combat shooting, and this book is considered the standard by which all other books on the subject are judged.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:02:03 GMT
The British Army 1660-1704 (Men-at-Arms) (by John Tincey) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-british-army-1660-1704-men-at-arms
Author(s): John Tincey
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1994-03-31
ISBN-10: 1855323818
ISBN-13: 9781855323810
Language: English
Description: The period between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and Marlborough's decisive victory at Blenheim in 1704 is often seen as something of a 'backwater' in military history; however, this 40-year pause saw the birth of the British Army in its modern form, and the establishment of many regiments that survive to this day. This book examines the uniforms and equipment of the British Army during this eventful, if often overlooked, period of the reign of Charles II, James II and William II. Colour plates, illustrations and photographs portray infantry uniforms and equipment, as well as the uniforms and weapons of the horse, in vivid detail.
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:22:12 GMT
The Black Brunswickers (Men at Arms Series) (by Otto Pivka) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-black-brunswickers-men-at-arms-series
Author(s): Otto Pivka
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1973-06-01
ISBN-10: 0850451469
ISBN-13: 9780850451467
Language: English
Description: In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, consumed by his desire for revenge against Napoleon, entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a new corps of infantry and cavalry. As a physical expression of this vengeance he decided to clothe his new troops all in black and adopted as his badge the skull and crossbones, resulting in his corps' christening as Die Schwarze Schar (the Black Horde). This book details the pivotal role that the Black Brunswickers played in major battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), including Quatre Bras and Waterloo (1815), and outlines the organization, uniforms and equipment of these... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:16:03 GMT
T-90 Standard Tank: The First Tank of the New Russia (New Vanguard) (by Steven J. Zaloga) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/t-90-standard-tank-the-first-tank-of-the-new-russia-new-vanguard
Author(s): Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2018-02-20
ISBN-10: 1472818229
ISBN-13: 9781472818225
Language: English
Description: In the wake of the T-72 tank's poor performance in the 1991 Gulf War, the Kremlin instructed the Russian tank industry to drop the discredited T-72 designation in favor of the T-90 Vladimir. The T-90 was in fact a further evolution of the T-72 family, but the name change represented an important break in Russian/Soviet tank design history. The T-90 has become the principal export tank of Russia, and is in service in large numbers in many countries including Algeria, India, and many of the former Soviet republics. Using detailed illustrations and full color artwork, this book will also describe the evolution of the T-90s... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:36:10 GMT
Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy (by Benjamin Barber) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/jihad-vs-mcworld-terrorisms-challenge-to-democracy
Author(s): Benjamin Barber
Categories: History > Social History, Religion > Islam, Religion > Religion, Politics & State
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish date: 1996-07-30
ISBN-10: 0345383044
ISBN-13: 9780345383044
Language: English
Description: No description available
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:42:04 GMT
An Alabama Songbook: Ballads, Folksongs, and Spirituals Collected by Byron Arnold (by Robert W. Halli Jr.) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/an-alabama-songbook-ballads-folksongs-and-spirituals-collected-by-byron-arnold
Author(s): Robert W. Halli Jr.
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Publish date: 2004-08-12
ISBN-10: 0817313060
ISBN-13: 9780817313067
Language: English
Description: A lavish presentation of 208 folksongs collected throughout Alabama in the 1940s. Alabama is a state rich in folksong tradition, from old English ballads sung along the Tennessee River to children's game songs played in Mobile, from the rhythmic work songs of the railroad gandy dancers of Gadsden to the spirituals of the Black Belt. The musical heritage of blacks and whites, rich and poor, hill folk and cotton farmers, these songs endure as a living part of the state's varied past. In the mid 1940s Byron Arnold, an eager young music professor from The University of Alabama, set out to find... more...
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:12:02 GMT