eBooks-share History Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/history Latest History eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:22:06 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 St Valéry and Its Aftermath: The Gordon Highlanders Captured in France in 1940 (by Stewart Mitchell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/st-val-ry-and-its-aftermath-the-gordon-highlanders-captured-in-france-in-1940
Author(s): Stewart Mitchell
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Publish date: 2017-07-10
ISBN-10: 1473886589
ISBN-13: 9781473886582
Language: English
Description: During the German May 1940 offensive, the 51st (Highland) Division, including the 1st and 5th Battalions Gordon Highlanders, became separated from the British Expeditionary Force. After a heroic stand at St Valery-en-Caux the Division surrendered when fog thwarted efforts to evacuate them. Within days, scores of Gordons had escaped and were on the run through Nazi-occupied France. Many reached Britain after feats of great courage and tenacity, including recapture and imprisonment often in atrocious conditions in France, Spain or North Africa. Those imprisoned in Eastern Europe were forced to work in coal and salt mines, quarries, factories and... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:22:06 GMT
The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and The Birth of the American Mafia (by Mike Dash) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-first-family-terror-extortion-revenge-murder-and-the-birth-of-the-american-mafia-1
Author(s): Mike Dash
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > Social History, History > United States
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish date: 2010-08-31
ISBN-10: 0345523571
ISBN-13: 9780345523570
Language: English
Description: Before the notorious Five Families dominated U.S. organized crime, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello and his lethal coterie. Combining first-rate scholarship and pulse-quickening action, Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the villages of Sicily to the streets of Little Italy. Using an array of primary sources—hitherto untapped Secret Service archives, prison records, and interviews with surviving family members—Dash has written a groundbreaking account of the crucial period when the criminal underworld exploded with fury across... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:12:13 GMT
Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge (Praeger Security International) (by Samuel W. Mitcham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/panzers-in-winter-hitlers-army-and-the-battle-of-the-bulge-praeger-security-international
Author(s): Samuel W. Mitcham
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Praeger
Publish date: 2006-06-30
ISBN-10: 0275971155
ISBN-13: 9780275971151
Language: English
Description: The Battle of the Bulge was the last hurrah for the German Army on the Western Front. With the help of various unpublished sources, Samuel Mitcham sets out to tell the story of that battle and of the Ardennes Offensive from the German point of view. The greatest military disaster the United States suffered in the European Theater of Operations in World War II occurred in the Ardennes Offensive, when most of the U.S. 106th Infantry Division was destroyed in the Schnee Eifel (Snow Mountains). Mitcham covers the Battle of the Schnee Eifel from the German point of view in greater depth than any book has ever done, using... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:06:01 GMT
Taming the Atlantic: The History of Man's Battle With the World's Toughest Ocean (Biography) (by Dag Pike) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/taming-the-atlantic-the-history-of-mans-battle-with-the-worlds-toughest-ocean-biography
Author(s): Dag Pike
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword Maritime
Publish date: 2018-01-04
ISBN-10: 1526700832
ISBN-13: 9781526700834
Language: English
Description: The Atlantic Ocean has been and remains an often deadly challenge to mankind. This delightful and informative book chronicles the history of attempt to cross its hostile surface from the early days of sail to the most recent record breaking attempts in small ultra-fast craft. In between there have been fascinating sagas connected to pioneering discovery, the slave trade, mass emigration, the glamour and luxury of the famous shipping lines and war. The Atlantic has often been the testing ground for the latest technology and design. All this and more, such as navigation techniques and advance weather forecasting are covered. Despite mans best and... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:02:15 GMT
Lukácsian Film Theory and Cinema: A Study of Georg Lukács' Writing on Film 1913-1971 (by Ian Aitken) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/luk-csian-film-theory-and-cinema-a-study-of-georg-luk-cs-writing-on-film-1913-1971
Author(s): Ian Aitken
Categories: History > Europe, Performing Arts > General
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish date: 2012-09-15
ISBN-10: 0719078849
ISBN-13: 9780719078842
Language: English
Description: Lukácsian Film Theory and Cinema explores Georg Lukács' writings on film. The Hungarian Marxist critic Georg Lukács is primarily known as a literary theorist, but he also wrote extensively on the cinema. These writings have remained little known in the English-speaking world because the great majority of them have never actually been translated into English – until now. Aitken has gathered together the most important essays and the translations appear here, often for the first time. This book thus makes a decisive contribution to understandings of Lukács within the field of film studies, and, in... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:02:07 GMT
Boycotts Past and Present: From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel (Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism) (by David Feldman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/boycotts-past-and-present-from-the-american-revolution-to-the-campaign-to-boycott-israel-palgrave-critical-studies-of-antisemitism-and-racism
Author(s): David Feldman
Categories: Business & Economics > Labor, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Asia, History > Europe, History > Middle East
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2018-12-30
ISBN-10: 3319948717
ISBN-13: 9783319948713
Language: English
Description: In this book historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the  eighteenth century to the present day. Employed in struggles against British rule in the American colonies, against racial discrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights movement, and Apartheid in South Africa, today it is Israel that is the focus of a campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).  Boycotts have featured in campaigns undertaken by labour, consumer and nationalist movements. Jews were the focus of some boycotts instigated by nationalist movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Jewish... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:56:11 GMT
Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context (by Amy E. Traver, Dan Leshem) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/humanistic-pedagogy-across-the-disciplines-approaches-to-mass-atrocity-education-in-the-community-college-context
Author(s): Amy E. Traver, Dan Leshem
Categories: Education > Philosophy & Social Aspects, History > Military, Political Science > Government, Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2018-09-27
ISBN-10: 331995024X
ISBN-13: 9783319950242
Language: English
Description: This volume presents insights from five years of intensive Holocaust, genocide, and mass atrocity education at Queensborough Community College (QCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), USA, to offer four approaches―Arts-Based, Textual, Outcomes-Based, and Social Justice―to designing innovative, integrative, and differentiated pedagogies for today’s college students. The authors cover the theoretical foundations of each approach, and include faculty reflections on the programs, instructional strategies, and student reactions that brought the approaches to life across the disciplines.
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:52:03 GMT
Technological Transformation in the Global Pulp and Paper Industry 1800–2018: Comparative Perspectives (World Forests) (by Timo Särkkä, Miquel Gutiérrez-Poch, Mark Kuhlberg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/technological-transformation-in-the-global-pulp-and-paper-industry-1800-2018-comparative-perspectives-world-forests
Author(s): Timo Särkkä, Miquel Gutiérrez-Poch, Mark Kuhlberg
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > Economic History, Business & Economics > Economics, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2019-11-17
ISBN-10: 3030069451
ISBN-13: 9783030069452
Language: English
Description: This contributed volume provides 11 illustrative case studies of technological transformation in the global pulp and paper industry from the inception of mechanical papermaking in early nineteenth century Europe until its recent developments in today's business environment with rapidly changing market dynamics and consumer behaviour. It deals with the relationships between technology transfer, technology leadership, raw material dependence, and product variety on a global scale. The study itemises the main drivers in technology transfer that affected this process, including the availability of technology, knowledge,... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:46:18 GMT
The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer (by Curtis Wilkie) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-fall-of-the-house-of-zeus-the-rise-and-ruin-of-americas-most-powerful-trial-lawyer
Author(s): Curtis Wilkie
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Lawyers & Judges, History > United States
Publisher: Broadway
Publish date: 2011-09-13
ISBN-10: 0307460711
ISBN-13: 9780307460714
Language: English
Description: “Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.” —Douglas Brinkley The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter day Robin Hood, and portrayed in the movie, The Insider, as a dapper aviator-lawyer. Scruggs’ legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:46:06 GMT
Railway Renaissance: Britain's Railways After Beeching (by Gareth David) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/railway-renaissance-britains-railways-after-beeching
Author(s): Gareth David
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2017-10-30
ISBN-10: 1473862000
ISBN-13: 9781473862005
Language: English
Description: When a 35 mile stretch of the former Waverley route from Edinburgh to Carlisle reopened on 6 September 2015, it became the most significant reopening of any UK railway since the infamous Beeching Report ,'The reshaping of British Railways', was published in March 1963. In his report, Dr Riochard Beeching recommended sweeping closures of lines across the UK to improve the financial performance of British railways, which led to wholesale closures over the following decade and a reduction in the UK rail network from 18,000 miles in 1963, to some 11,000 miles a decade later. But since that low point was reached in the early 1970s a revolution has... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:42:11 GMT
Christianity in Fifteenth-Century Iraq (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) (by Thomas A. Carlson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/christianity-in-fifteenth-century-iraq-cambridge-studies-in-islamic-civilization
Author(s): Thomas A. Carlson
Categories: History > Middle East, Religion > History
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2018-10-18
ISBN-10: 1107186277
ISBN-13: 9781107186279
Language: English
Description: Christians in fifteenth-century Iraq and al-Jazīra were socially and culturally home in the Middle East, practicing their distinctive religion despite political instability. This insightful book challenges the normative Eurocentrism of scholarship on Christianity and the Islamic exceptionalism of much Middle Eastern history to reveal the often unexpected ways in which inter-religious interactions were peaceful or violent in this region. The multifaceted communal self-concept of the 'Church of the East' (so-called 'Nestorians') reveals cultural integration, with certain distinctive features. The process of patriarchal succession clearly borrowed... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:36:10 GMT
The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters (by Jan Kozák) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-illustrated-history-of-natural-disasters-1
Author(s): Jan Kozák
Categories: History > World, Nature > General, Science > Earth Sciences
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2016-08-23
ISBN-10: 9402404856
ISBN-13: 9789402404852
Language: English
Description: This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population. The development of man’s existence down through history has depended... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:22:10 GMT
Perspectives on Las Americas: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation (Global Perspectives) (by Patricia Zavella, Matthew C. Gutmann, Felix V. Matos-Rodriquez, Lynn Stephen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/perspectives-on-las-americas-a-reader-in-culture-history-and-representation-global-perspectives
Author(s): Patricia Zavella, Matthew C. Gutmann, Felix V. Matos-Rodriquez, Lynn Stephen
Categories: Health & Fitness > General, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Latin America, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2003-01-31
ISBN-10: 9780631222
ISBN-13: 9780631222958
Language: English
Description: Perspectives on Las Américas: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation charts new territory by demonstrating the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of ‘Latin America’ and the ‘United States’. This landmark volume presents key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas, thereby challenging the barriers between Latina/o Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies. Brings together key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas. Charts... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:26:11 GMT
The People's Home?: Social Rented Housing in Europe & America (Studies in Urban and Social Change) (by Michael Harloe) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-peoples-home-social-rented-housing-in-europe-and-america-studies-in-urban-and-social-change
Author(s): Michael Harloe
Categories: History > General, Political Science > Public Policy
Publisher: Blackwell Pub
Publish date: 1995-01-01
ISBN-10: 0631181822
ISBN-13: 9780631181828
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:22:02 GMT
Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of American Culture (by Harry S. Stout, Barbara B. Oberg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/benjamin-franklin-jonathan-edwards-and-the-representation-of-american-culture
Author(s): Harry S. Stout, Barbara B. Oberg
Categories: History > Middle East, History > United States, Literary Collections > American, Literary Criticism > American, Religion > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 1993-05-20
ISBN-10: 019507775X
ISBN-13: 9780195077759
Language: English
Description: This interdisciplinary collection of comparative essays by distinguished historians and literary critics looks at aspects of the thought of Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin and considers the place of these two men in American culture. Probably the two most examined figures of the colonial period, they have often been the object of comparative studies. These characterizations usually portray them as mutually exclusive ideal types, thus placing them in categories as different and opposed as "traditional" and "modern." In these essays--by such scholars as William Breitenbach, Edwin Gaustad, Elizabeth Dunn, and Ruth Bloch--polemical contrasts... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:26:02 GMT
Centering Animals in Latin American History (by Zeb Tortorici, Martha Few) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/centering-animals-in-latin-american-history
Author(s): Zeb Tortorici, Martha Few
Categories: History > General, Science > Biology
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publish date: 2013-06-07
ISBN-10: 0822353970
ISBN-13: 9780822353973
Language: English
Description: Centering Animals in Latin American History writes animals back into the history of colonial and postcolonial Latin America. This collection reveals how interactions between humans and other animals have significantly shaped narratives of Latin American histories and cultures. The contributors work through the methodological implications of centering animals within historical narratives, seeking to include nonhuman animals as social actors in the histories of Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Chile, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. The essays discuss topics ranging from canine baptisms, weddings, and... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:06:02 GMT
The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System (by Nick Ragone) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-everything-american-government-book-from-the-constitution-to-present-day-elections-all-you-need-to-understand-our-democratic-system
Author(s): Nick Ragone
Categories: History > United States, Political Science > Government
Publisher: Everything
Publish date: 2004-06-04
ISBN-10: 1593370555
ISBN-13: 9781593370558
Language: English
Description: If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current structure and systems, this thoroughly researched work is ideal for anyone brushing up on civics, as well as students of all ages.... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 18:42:02 GMT
Writing the History of the Mind (Science, Technology, and Culture, 1700-1945) (by Cristina Chimisso) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/writing-the-history-of-the-mind-science-technology-and-culture-1700-1945
Author(s): Cristina Chimisso
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Philosophy > History & Surveys
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2016-09-14
ISBN-10: 1138249432
ISBN-13: 9781138249431
Language: English
Description: For much of the twentieth century, French intellectual life was dominated by theoreticians and historians of mentalité. Traditionally, the study of the mind and of its limits and capabilities was the domain of philosophy, however in the first decades of the twentieth century practitioners of the emergent human and social sciences were increasingly competing with philosophers in this field: ethnologists, sociologists, psychologists and historians of science were all claiming to study 'how people think'. Scholars, including Gaston Bachelard, Georges Canguilhem, Léon Brunschvicg, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien Febvre, Abel Rey, Alexandre Koyré and... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 17:06:02 GMT
History of the Russian Revolution (by Leon Trotsky) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/history-of-the-russian-revolution-2
Author(s): Leon Trotsky
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory, Political Science > Political Ideologies
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publish date: 2017-08-08
ISBN-10: 1608467953
ISBN-13: 9781608467952
Language: English
Description: Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, this book offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book, released to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, reveals, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the revolution's profoundly democratic, emancipatory character. Originally published in three parts, Trotsky's masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. It serves as the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution to date. "During the first two months of 1917 Russia was... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:42:13 GMT
The President and the Provocateur: The Parallel Lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald (by Alex Cox) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-president-and-the-provocateur-the-parallel-lives-of-jfk-and-lee-harvey-oswald
Author(s): Alex Cox
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > United States
Publisher: Feral House
Publish date: 2013-07-02
ISBN-10: 1936239582
ISBN-13: 9781936239580
Language: English
Description: President John F. Kennedy was said to have been murdered by a lone crazed gunman in a Dallas motorcade a half-century ago. The accused killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, was also murdered under mysterious circumstances just a couple days later. Alex Cox, like most of the American and British public, does not buy into the moth-eaten establishment tale about the regicide. The President and the Provocateur is not the usual conspiracy volume, and is structured almost like the film Rashomon, including varying views of the story with different fonts and sizes. The Kennedy assassination saga has obsessed... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:36:01 GMT
Citizenship in Classical Athens (by Josine Blok) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/citizenship-in-classical-athens
Author(s): Josine Blok
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2017-03-10
ISBN-10: 0521191459
ISBN-13: 9780521191456
Language: English
Description: What did citizenship really mean in classical Athens? It is conventionally understood as characterised by holding political office. Since only men could do so, only they were considered to be citizens, and the community (polis) has appeared primarily as the scene of men's political actions. However, Athenian law defined citizens not by political office, but by descent. Religion was central to the polis and in this domain, women played prominent public roles. Both men and women were called 'citizens'. On a new reading of the evidence, Josine Blok argues that for the Athenians, their polis was founded on an enduring bond with the gods. Laws anchored... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:32:15 GMT
Vodou Saints: Lessons on Life, Death and Resurrection from Haiti (by Arthur Fournier M.D.) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vodou-saints-lessons-on-life-death-and-resurrection-from-haiti
Author(s): Arthur Fournier M.D.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Caribbean & West Indies
Publisher: Books & Books
Publish date: 2013-02-19
ISBN-10: 0983937850
ISBN-13: 9780983937852
Language: English
Description: "Part elegy, part musings on the great mysteries of life, Vodou Saints is at the same time an inspirational story of lessons learned from Haitians in the over three decades that Dr. Arthur Fournier has worked with them, both in Miami and in Haiti. These lessons span the early days of the AIDS epidemic in Miami, the political turmoil of the Aristide years, the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 and most recently the outbreak of cholera. Through all these experiences Haitians have taught Dr. Fournier a worldview quite different from his own. Fournier uses this adopted worldview not only to deal with tragedy in his own life but to... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:22:13 GMT
Stalinism Reloaded: Everyday Life in Stalin-City, Hungary (by Sandor Horvath) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/stalinism-reloaded-everyday-life-in-stalin-city-hungary
Author(s): Sandor Horvath
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish date: 2017-03-27
ISBN-10: 0253026814
ISBN-13: 9780253026811
Language: English
Description: The Hungarian city of Sztálinváros, or "Stalin-City," was intended to be the paradigmatic urban community of the new communist society in the 1950s. In Stalinism Reloaded, Sándor Horváth explores how Stalin-City and the socialist regime were built and stabilized not only by the state but also by the people who came there with hope for a better future. By focusing on the everyday experiences of citizens, Horváth considers the contradictions in the Stalinist policies and the strategies these bricklayers, bureaucrats, shop girls, and even children put in place in order to cope with and shape the expectations of the state.... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:02:02 GMT
2017 U.S. Navy Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Ships, and Equipment: Updated Program Guide - Aircraft, Jets, Carriers, Submarines, Missiles, Electronics, Surface Combatants, Science, Technology (by U.S. Navy, U.S. Government, U.S. Military, Department of Defense (DoD)) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/2017-u-s-navy-illustrated-encyclopedia-of-weapons-ships-and-equipment-updated-program-guide-aircraft-jets-carriers-submarines-missiles-electronics
Author(s): U.S. Navy, U.S. Government, U.S. Military, Department of Defense (DoD)
Categories: History > Military, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Independently published
Publish date: 2017-04-25
ISBN-10: 1521151326
ISBN-13: 9781521151327
Language: English
Description: Fully illustrated and updated for 2017, this massive report provides details about hundreds of U.S. Navy systems - patrol craft, carriers, ships, aircraft, nuclear submarines, transports, helicopters, electronic systems, and much more. Every major ongoing project of the Navy is comprehensively described in the 2017 Navy Program Guide. Here are some of the systems covered (space limitations prevent a complete listing): SECTION I: NAVAL AVIATION * AIRCRAFT CARRIERS * CVN 68 Nimitz-Class and CVN 78 Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier Programs * AIRCRAFT * AH-1Z and UH-1Y Helicopter Upgrades * AV-8B Harrier 11+ Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL)... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:06:02 GMT
Complete Flags WLD: The Ultimate Pocket Guide (by DK) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/complete-flags-wld-the-ultimate-pocket-guide
Author(s): DK
Categories: History > Reference, Political Science > General, Reference > Encyclopedias, Reference > Genealogy
Publisher: DK
Publish date: 2014-05-19
ISBN-10: 1465419675
ISBN-13: 9781465419675
Language: English
Description: Complete Flags of the World tells you everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields. Spanning geography, communications, politics, sports, culture, and more, this handy pocket-sized guide is the ultimate reference to more than 300 of the world's flags, including the latest flags for Myanmar, Malawi, Libya, and South Sudan.
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:52:14 GMT
Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man (Music in American Life) (by Tom Ewing) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bill-monroe-the-life-and-music-of-the-blue-grass-man-music-in-american-life
Author(s): Tom Ewing
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, History > United States, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish date: 2018-09-07
ISBN-10: 0252041895
ISBN-13: 9780252041891
Language: English
Description: The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame; and a legendary figure in American music. This authoritative biography sets out to examine his life in careful detail--to move beyond hearsay and sensationalism to explain how and why he accomplished so much. Former Blue Grass Boy and longtime music journalist Tom Ewing draws on hundreds of interviews, his personal relationship with Monroe, and an immense personal archive of materials to separate the truth from longstanding myth. Ewing tells the... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:28:09 GMT
Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust (by Richard Rhodes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/masters-of-death-the-ss-einsatzgruppen-and-the-invention-of-the-holocaust-1
Author(s): Richard Rhodes
Categories: History > Europe, History > Historiography, History > Military
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2002-05-07
ISBN-10: 0375409009
ISBN-13: 9780375409004
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:36:02 GMT
Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage (by Jeff Benedict) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/little-pink-house-a-true-story-of-defiance-and-courage-1
Author(s): Jeff Benedict
Categories: History > Europe, History > United States, History > World, Law > Legal History, Law > Property
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish date: 2009-01-26
ISBN-10: 0446508624
ISBN-13: 9780446508629
Language: English
Description: Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a falling down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence. Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like it that sat along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and fourteen neighbors flat out refused to sell,... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:32:05 GMT
Who Discovered America?: The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas (by Gavin Menzies, Ian Hudson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/who-discovered-america-the-untold-history-of-the-peopling-of-the-americas
Author(s): Gavin Menzies, Ian Hudson
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Asia
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish date: 2013-10-08
ISBN-10: 006223675X
ISBN-13: 9780062236753
Language: English
Description: Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421, distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas—offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America? The iconoclastic historian’s magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into question our understanding of how the American continents were settled, shedding new light on the well-known “discoveries” of European explorers, including Christopher Columbus. In Who Discovered America? he combines meticulous research and an adventurer’s spirit to reveal... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:32:02 GMT
The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris (by Jonathan Kirsch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-short-strange-life-of-herschel-grynszpan-a-boy-avenger-a-nazi-diplomat-and-a-murder-in-paris
Author(s): Jonathan Kirsch
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Liveright
Publish date: 2014-02-10
ISBN-10: 9780871407
ISBN-13: 9780871407405
Language: English
Description: "Reading this excellent, thought-provoking biography, one is all too easily reminded of Camus’s 1942 novel, The Stranger."―Philip Kerr, Wall Street Journal 8 pages of photographs
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:06:08 GMT
Tupolev Tu-95 Bear - Warbird Tech Vol. 43 (by Yefim Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tupolev-tu-95-bear-warbird-tech-vol-43
Author(s): Yefim Gordon
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Specialty Press
Publish date: 2006-08-15
ISBN-10: 1580071023
ISBN-13: 9781580071024
Language: English
Description: During the 1940s, the Soviet government, knowing of the American nuclear program, elected to begin work on its own nuclear weapon program. The goal was to create and test the first Soviet atomic bomb within a short time interval to counter a major postwar threat from the West. An important secondary concern became apparent: how to deliver that weapon to the target. Thus, the Tu-95 Bear and the Tu-142, its close relative, were born. The Tu-95 is a large, heavy strategic bomber with a slim fuselage, swept wings, and four powerful turboprop engines driving counter-rotating propellers. It remained in production as a maritime... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:26:06 GMT
Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker - Warbird Tech Vol. 42 (by Yefim Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sukhoi-su-27-flanker-warbird-tech-vol-42
Author(s): Yefim Gordon
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Specialty Press
Publish date: 2006-04-01
ISBN-10: 1580070914
ISBN-13: 9781580070911
Language: English
Description: Recognized as one of the best fighters of the 1990s, the Su-27 Flanker is a single-seat supersonic interceptor that is often declared the finest and most successful fighter of the Cold War era. Designed by Sukhoi OKB, the imposing fighter quickly gained popularity and respect from countries all across the globe. Intended to be a direct competitor to the new generation of American fighters such as the F-15, the Su-27 was designed with outstanding range, heavy armament, and high agility. Excellent performance, handling, and serviceability have made the aircraft popular with its pilots and ground personnel alike. Equipped with an analog fly-by-wire... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:22:06 GMT
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 - Warbird Tech Vol. 41 (by Yefim Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mikoyan-gurevich-mig-29-warbird-tech-vol-41
Author(s): Yefim Gordon
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World, Transportation > Aviation
Publisher: Specialty Press
Publish date: 2005-11-24
ISBN-10: 158007085X
ISBN-13: 9781580070850
Language: English
Description: In the late 1960s the Soviet Union was working on a fourth-generation jet fighter concept. These aircraft would form the backbone of Warsaw Pact air forces in the next decade. The Soviet aerospace industry began considering enhancing combat capabilities with new air-to-air missiles and a sophisticated weapons control system. Thus the MiG-29 was born. High maneuverability, a high thrust-to-weight ratio, a wide speed range, and special short-range missiles are just a few of the MiG-29's special characteristics. This book extensively covers the concept, variants, upgrades, carrier trials, service, sales, and what the future holds for the MiG-29. Find... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:02:02 GMT
The Roman Frontier in Central Jordan (BAR international series) (by S. Thomas Parker) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-roman-frontier-in-central-jordan-bar-international-series
Author(s): S. Thomas Parker
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
Publish date: 1987-12-31
ISBN-10: 0860544389
ISBN-13: 9780860544388
Language: English
Description: Report on the work done by the Limes Arabicus project from 1980-1985, a surveying project, designed to collect and record information on the material remains of Roman Arabia. These two volumes contain the results of the survey of the Limes zone, a detailed examination of the legionary fortress of El-Lejju?n, descriptions of other fortifications, and reports on remains of material culture.
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:32:02 GMT
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot - Warbird Tech Vol. 40 (by Yefim Gordon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mikoyan-gurevich-mig-15-fagot-warbird-tech-vol-40
Author(s): Yefim Gordon
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Specialty Press
Publish date: 2005-03-10
ISBN-10: 1580070817
ISBN-13: 9781580070812
Language: English
Description: In the years following World War II, many nations made use of captured German technology, and given the pressures of the incipient Cold War, Soviet engineers often had very little time to produce an "answer to the West". As a result, the MiG-15's designers made use of German technologies and a British powerplant, which served to accelerate the fighter's development. The MiG-15 had a long service career and was built in huge numbers both within and outside the Soviet Union. The main factors in the MiG-15's success were a turbojet rated at over 2,000 kg (4,409 lb) of thrust, a new configuration with swept wings and empennage,... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:56:02 GMT
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter - Warbird Tech Vol. 39 (by Frederick A. Johnsen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lockheed-c-141-starlifter-warbird-tech-vol-39
Author(s): Frederick A. Johnsen
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Specialty Press
Publish date: 2005-08-07
ISBN-10: 1580070809
ISBN-13: 9781580070805
Language: English
Description: During World War II, the need for military transports prompted the modification of bombers with varying degrees of success, yet ships remained the means for moving armies overseas. As the Cold War verged into the early 1960s, some American military planners realized the need for rapid deployment of military assets to trouble spots around the world, since not all threats could be countered with a nuclear deterrent. Airlift would be a key, but old reliable transports like the piston-engine C-124 Globemaster II were too slow for the task.Using generally proven components, Lockheed's swept-wing C-141 confirmed for the U.S. Air... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:52:01 GMT
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (by S. C. Gwynne) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/empire-of-the-summer-moon-quanah-parker-and-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-comanches-the-most-powerful-indian-tribe-in-american-history-1
Author(s): S. C. Gwynne
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, History > Native American, History > United States
Publisher: Scribner
Publish date: 2010-05-25
ISBN-10: 1416591052
ISBN-13: 9781416591054
Language: English
Description: In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:02:02 GMT
METEOR FROM THE COCKPIT: Britain's First Jet Fighter (by Peter Caygill) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/meteor-from-the-cockpit-britains-first-jet-fighter
Author(s): Peter Caygill
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2011-02
ISBN-10: 1848842198
ISBN-13: 9781848842199
Language: English
Description: The Meteor is remembered as the first British jet fighter to enter squadron service and the only jet powered Allied fighter to see action in WW II. Subsequent development was limited as a result of its relatively conventional airframe although it did hold the world air speed record for a while. The Meteor was immensely strong and many pilots owe their lives to its rugged construction. For a whole generation of pilots the aircraft (the Meatbox as it was affectionately known) provided the ideal introduction to jet-powered flight. It did suffer a high accident rate but many of the losses were due to lack of knowledge of the stresses of high speed... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:46:01 GMT
Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties (by Richard N. Goodwin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/remembering-america-a-voice-from-the-sixties
Author(s): Richard N. Goodwin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > United States
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publish date: 2014-09-30
ISBN-10: 1497676576
ISBN-13: 9781497676572
Language: English
Description: A behind-the-scenes history of the most momentous decade in American politics, now with a new introduction by the author Richard N. Goodwin entered public service in 1958 as a law clerk for Supreme Court Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter. He left politics ten years later in the aftermath of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. Over the course of one extraordinary decade, Goodwin orchestrated some of the noblest achievements in the history of the US government and bore witness to two of its greatest tragedies. His eloquent and inspirational memoir is one of the most captivating chronicles of those turbulent years... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:42:03 GMT
Conservatism and American Political Development (by Steven M. Teles, Brian J. Glenn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/conservatism-and-american-political-development
Author(s): Steven M. Teles, Brian J. Glenn
Categories: History > General, Political Science > Government, Political Science > History & Theory, Political Science > Political Ideologies, Political Science > Public Policy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2009-02-26
ISBN-10: 0195373928
ISBN-13: 9780195373929
Language: English
Description: American political development (APD) is a core subfield in American political science, and focuses on political and policy history. For a variety of reasons, most of the focus in the twentieth century APD has been on liberal policymaking. Yet since the 1970s, conservatives have gradually assumed control over numerous federal policymaking institutions. This edited book will be the first to offer a comprehensive overview of the impact of conservatism on twentieth century American political development, locating its origins in the New Deal and then focusing on how conservatives acted within government once they began to achieve power in the late... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:22:03 GMT
Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Favorite Food (by Blake Lingle) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fries-an-illustrated-guide-to-the-worlds-favorite-food
Author(s): Blake Lingle
Categories: Cooking > Vegetarian, History > Europe
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publish date: 2016-04-26
ISBN-10: 161689458X
ISBN-13: 9781616894580
Language: English
Description: Imagine a plate of crisp, golden, salted fries, and you'll know why this is the world's favorite food. Who better to write the consummate cultural history and user's guide of the fry than Blake Lingle, whose fries were recently voted the best in America by U.S. News & World Report? In this lighthearted ode, Lingle offers a 360-degree look at fries, from their roots in antiquity, to the long-standing debate as to whether the Belgians or the French created the first true frites, to their current status as a gourmet treat (whether dusted with truffle salt or slathered in gravy and cheese curds in that outrageous Canadian delicacy, poutine). The... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:56:04 GMT
Medieval Elite Women and the Exercise of Power, 1100–1400: Moving beyond the Exceptionalist Debate (The New Middle Ages) (by Heather J. Tanner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/medieval-elite-women-and-the-exercise-of-power-1100-1400-moving-beyond-the-exceptionalist-debate-the-new-middle-ages
Author(s): Heather J. Tanner
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > Medieval, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2019-01-10
ISBN-10: 3030013456
ISBN-13: 9783030013455
Language: English
Description: For decades, medieval scholarship has been dominated by the paradigm that women who wielded power after c. 1100 were exceptions to the “rule” of female exclusion from governance and the public sphere. This collection makes a powerful case for a new paradigm. Building on the premise that elite women in positions of authority were expected, accepted, and routine, these essays traverse the cities and kingdoms of France, England, Germany, Portugal, and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in order to illuminate women’s roles in medieval power structures. Without losing sight of the predominance of patriarchy and misogyny, contributors lay the... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:16:07 GMT
Political Trials in an Age of Revolutions: Britain and the North Atlantic, 1793―1848 (Palgrave Histories of Policing, Punishment and Justice) (by Michael T. Davis, Emma Macleod, Gordon Pentland) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/political-trials-in-an-age-of-revolutions-britain-and-the-north-atlantic-1793-1848-palgrave-histories-of-policing-punishment-and-justice
Author(s): Michael T. Davis, Emma Macleod, Gordon Pentland
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2018-12-31
ISBN-10: 3319989588
ISBN-13: 9783319989587
Language: English
Description: This collection provides new insights into the ’Age of Revolutions’, focussing on state trials for treason and sedition, and expands the sophisticated discussion that has marked the historiography of that period by examining political trials in Britain and the north Atlantic world from the 1790s and into the nineteenth century. In the current turbulent period, when Western governments are once again grappling with how to balance security and civil liberty against the threat of inflammatory ideas and actions during a period of international political and religious tension, it is timely to re-examine the motives,... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:42:08 GMT
Health and Safety in Contemporary Britain: Society, Legitimacy, and Change since 1960 (by Paul Almond, Mike Esbester) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/health-and-safety-in-contemporary-britain-society-legitimacy-and-change-since-1960
Author(s): Paul Almond, Mike Esbester
Categories: Business & Economics > Human Resources & Personnel Management, History > World, Law > Legal History
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2018-12-31
ISBN-10: 3030039692
ISBN-13: 9783030039691
Language: English
Description: This book analyses the perceived legitimacy of health and safety in post-1960 British public life. Since 2010 health and safety has appeared to be in crisis, being attacked by press, politicians and public alike, but are these claims of crisis accurate? How have understandings of health and safety changed over the past 60 years? By exploring the history, culture, and operation of health and safety in contemporary Britain, this book provides a new assessment of an understudied, but surprisingly far-reaching, part of the British political and social landscape. Combining archival research with focus group, social survey and oral history testimony,... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:36:02 GMT
Popular Music in the Nostalgia Video Game: The Way It Never Sounded (Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture) (by Andra Ivănescu) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/popular-music-in-the-nostalgia-video-game-the-way-it-never-sounded-palgrave-studies-in-audio-visual-culture
Author(s): Andra Ivănescu
Categories: History > Historiography, Music > General, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2019-02-21
ISBN-10: 3030042804
ISBN-13: 9783030042806
Language: English
Description: This book looks at the uses of popular music in the newly-redefined category of the nostalgia game, exploring the relationship between video games, popular music, nostalgia, and socio-cultural contexts. History, gender, race, and media all make significant appearances in this interdisciplinary work, as it explores what some of the most critically acclaimed games of the past two decades (including both AAA titles like Fallout and BioShock, and more cult releases like Gone Home and Evoland) tell us about our relationship to our past and our future. Appropriated music is the common thread throughout these chapters, engaging... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:26:06 GMT
A Companion to Chinese History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History) (by Michael Szonyi) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-companion-to-chinese-history-wiley-blackwell-companions-to-world-history
Author(s): Michael Szonyi
Categories: History > Asia, History > Australia & New Zealand
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2017-02-06
ISBN-10: 1118624602
ISBN-13: 9781118624609
Language: English
Description: A Companion to Chinese History presents a collection of essays offering a comprehensive overview of the latest intellectual developments in the study of China’s history from the ancient past up until the present day. Covers the major trends in the study of Chinese history from antiquity to the present day Considers the latest scholarship of historians working in China and around the world Explores a variety of long-range questions and themes which serves to bridge the conventional divide between China’s traditional and modern eras Addresses China’s connections with other nations and regions and enables... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:12:08 GMT
The Pacific War Encyclopedia, Vol. 1: A-L (by Albert A. Nofi, James F. Dunnigan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-pacific-war-encyclopedia-vol-1-a-l
Author(s): Albert A. Nofi, James F. Dunnigan
Categories: History > Military, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Facts on File
Publish date: 1999-02
ISBN-10: 0816034370
ISBN-13: 9780816034376
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:02:03 GMT
Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal (by Harold Schechter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/man-eater-the-life-and-legend-of-an-american-cannibal-1
Author(s): Harold Schechter
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > United States
Publisher: Little A
Publish date: 2015-08-04
ISBN-10: 1477829563
ISBN-13: 9781477829561
Language: English
Description: In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged. His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a different name: “the Man-Eater.” After the butchered remains of his five traveling companions were discovered in a secluded valley by the Gunnison River, Packer vanished for nine years, becoming the West’s most wanted man. What followed was a saga of evasion and retribution as the trial of the century worked to extricate fact from myth and... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:56:03 GMT
Secret Projects: Military Space Technology (by Bill Rose) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/secret-projects-military-space-technology
Author(s): Bill Rose
Categories: History > Military, Science > Astronomy, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Midland Pub Ltd
Publish date: 2008-09-15
ISBN-10: 1857802969
ISBN-13: 9781857802962
Language: English
Description: This book outlines the development of space technology for military purposes from its very beginnings during World War II right up to the latest, most sophisticated systems. The author starts with references to the prewar era, then goes on to discuss German rocketry during World War II and their bold wartime ambitions, which were finally developed during the Cold War. By the mid-1950s, space was being visualized as the next big battlefield, and both the U.S. and Soviet Union had ambitions to expand their domains into the solar system. Many of these ideas were completely impractical, way beyond possible realization, extremely dangerous, and... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:52:02 GMT
In the Shadows of the Tropics: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (Re-Materialising Cultural Geography) (by James S. Duncan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/in-the-shadows-of-the-tropics-climate-race-and-biopower-in-nineteenth-century-ceylon-re-materialising-cultural-geography
Author(s): James S. Duncan
Categories: Business & Economics > Industries, History > General, Science > Earth Sciences
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2007-11-28
ISBN-10: 0754672263
ISBN-13: 9780754672265
Language: English
Description: In this original work James Duncan explores the transformation of Ceylon during the mid-nineteenth century into one of the most important coffee growing regions of the world and investigates the consequent ecological disaster which erased coffee from the island. Using this fascinating case study by way of illustration, In the Shadows of the Tropics reveals the spatial unevenness and fragmentation of modernity through a focus on modern governmentality and biopower. It argues that the practices of colonial power, and the differences that race and tropical climates were thought to make, were central to the working out of modern governmental... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:36:07 GMT