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 Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:02:05 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 The Book of War (by John Keegan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-book-of-war
Author(s): John Keegan
Categories: Fiction > General, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publish date: 1999-11-01
ISBN-10: 0670888044
ISBN-13: 9780670888047
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:02:05 GMT
European Identity and the Second World War (by Michael Wintle, Menno Spiering) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/european-identity-and-the-second-world-war
Author(s): Michael Wintle, Menno Spiering
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2011-04-15
ISBN-10: 0230273238
ISBN-13: 9780230273238
Language: English
Description: The two concepts at the centre of this book: Europe, and the Second World War, are constantly changing in public perception. Now that 'Europe' is an even more contested idea than ever, this volume informs the current discourse on European identity by analysing Europe's reaction to the tragedy, heroism and disgrace of the Second World War.
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:02:02 GMT
Israel's Wars: A History Since 1947 (Warfare and History) (by Ahron Bregman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/israels-wars-a-history-since-1947-warfare-and-history
Author(s): Ahron Bregman
Categories: History > Europe, History > Middle East, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2016-02-14
ISBN-10: 1138905364
ISBN-13: 9781138905368
Language: English
Description: Israel's Wars is a fascinating and essential insight into the turbulent history of this troubled country which, since its foundation, has endured almost constant violence. Bringing its coverage up to date with recent conflicts, this fourth edition includes a new chapter on the Gaza wars from 2007-2014, a new preface and an updated concluding chapter. From the 1947-8 Jewish-Palestinian struggle for mastery of the land of Palestine to the Al-Aqsa intifada, the second Lebanon war and the Gaza wars, Bregman exposes hitherto unknown facts, including details of secret Soviet involvement in inciting the 1967 Six Day War, Israeli... more...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:52:13 GMT
Makers of the United States Air Force (USAF warrior studies) (by John L. Frisbee) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/makers-of-the-united-states-air-force-usaf-warrior-studies
Author(s): John L. Frisbee
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Air Force History & Museums Program
Publish date: 1996-06
ISBN-10: 0912799412
ISBN-13: 9780912799414
Language: English
Description: CONTENTS Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Men with a Mission John L. Frisbee Benjamin D. Foulois: In the Beginning John F. Shiner Frank M. Andrews: Marshall's Airman De Witt S. Copp Harold L. George: Apostle of Air Power Haywood S. Hansell, Jr. Hugh J. Knerr: The Pen and the Sword Murray Green George C. Kenney: The Great Innovator Herman S. Wolk William E. Kepner: All the Way To Berlin Paul F. Henry Elwood R. Quesada: Tac Air Comes of Age John Schlight Hoyt S. Vandenberg: Building the New Air Force Noel F. Parrish Benjamin O. Davis. Jr.: History on Two Fronts Alan Gropman Nathan F. Twining: New Dimensions, a New Look Donald J. Mrozek... more...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:56:07 GMT
First course in the theory of equations (by Leonard Eugene Dicksonon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/first-course-in-the-theory-of-equations
Author(s): Leonard Eugene Dicksonon
Categories: History > World
Publisher: Nabu Press
Publish date: 2010-08-23
ISBN-10: 117763189X
ISBN-13: 9781177631891
Language: English
Description: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:12:02 GMT
Science in World History (Themes in World History) (by James Trefil) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/science-in-world-history-themes-in-world-history
Author(s): James Trefil
Categories: History > World, Reference > General, Science > History
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2011-12-15
ISBN-10: 0415782546
ISBN-13: 9780415782548
Language: English
Description: In Science in World History, James Trefil presents a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. He explores crucial milestones in scientific development and at the same time examines the enormous social and intellectual changes they initiated. Opening with a discussion of the key elements of modern scientific enterprise, the book goes on to explore the earliest scientific activities, moving through Greece and Alexandria, science in the Muslim world, and then on to Isaac Newton, atomic theory and the major developments of the... more...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:36:04 GMT
Religion and the Decline of Magic (Penguin History) (by Keith Thomas) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/religion-and-the-decline-of-magic-penguin-history
Author(s): Keith Thomas
Categories: History > Europe, Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism, Reference > General, Religion > History
Publisher: Penguin Global
Publish date: 2012-04-25
ISBN-10: 0140137440
ISBN-13: 9780140137446
Language: English
Description: Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and... more...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:12:13 GMT
Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?: The Psychology and Sociology of Terrorism (by Rex A. Hudson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/who-becomes-a-terrorist-and-why-the-psychology-and-sociology-of-terrorism
Author(s): Rex A. Hudson
Categories: History > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish date: 2018-01-23
ISBN-10: 1510726128
ISBN-13: 9781510726123
Language: English
Description: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why? is the shocking landmark government study that predicted who would terrorize the United States and how they would do it. In an attempt to profile what members of society join terrorist groups such and commit acts of violence, the report drew on government documents that profiled current and past terrorist cults and their leaders. The study includes a glossary with profiles of terrorist groups that wish harm the United States and also shows what means terrorists had used so far to bring their vision into reality, with tactics ranging from kidnapping, hijacking, and sabotage, to the use of nerve gas and suicide... more...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:56:05 GMT
Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850–1960 (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies) (by Mai Na M. Lee) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dreams-of-the-hmong-kingdom-the-quest-for-legitimation-in-french-indochina-1850-1960-new-perspectives-in-se-asian-studies
Author(s): Mai Na M. Lee
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish date: 2015-06-16
ISBN-10: 0299298841
ISBN-13: 9780299298845
Language: English
Description: Countering notions that Hmong history begins and ends with the “Secret War” in Laos of the 1960s and 1970s, Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom reveals how the Hmong experience of modernity is grounded in their sense of their own ancient past, when this now-stateless people had their own king and kingdom, and illuminates their political choices over the course of a century in a highly contested region of Asia.             In China, Vietnam, and Laos, the Hmong continuously negotiated with these states and with the French to maintain political autonomy in a world of shifting... more...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:06:06 GMT
Egypt: A Short History (New in Paper) (by Robert L. Tignor) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/egypt-a-short-history-new-in-paper
Author(s): Robert L. Tignor
Categories: History > Africa
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2011-09-12
ISBN-10: 0691153078
ISBN-13: 9780691153070
Language: English
Description: This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of this vibrant and fascinating country, one that has played a central role in world history for millennia--and that continues to do so today. Respected historian Robert Tignor, who has lived in Egypt at different times over the course of five... more...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:16:08 GMT
Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century (East Gate Books) (by R. G. Tiedemann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/reference-guide-to-christian-missionary-societies-in-china-from-the-sixteenth-to-the-twentieth-century-east-gate-books
Author(s): R. G. Tiedemann
Categories: History > Asia, Reference > General, Religion > Christianity
Publisher: M.E.Sharpe
Publish date: 2009-09-30
ISBN-10: 0765618087
ISBN-13: 9780765618085
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 02:56:05 GMT
Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment (by Michael F. Graham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/blasphemies-of-thomas-aikenhead-boundaries-of-belief-on-the-eve-of-the-enlightenment
Author(s): Michael F. Graham
Categories: History > Europe, Social Science > General
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish date: 2008-12-03
ISBN-10: 0748634266
ISBN-13: 9780748634262
Language: English
Description: Thomas Aikenhead, a student at the University of Edinburgh, was hanged for blasphemy in 1697. His story brings together many of the critical themes in Scottish and British history in an era of transition from the revolutionary upheavals of the highly confessionalized seventeenth century to the more open civil society which came to characterize the Enlightenment. Aikenhead's views, which questioned the origins of Scripture, the historical aspects of Moses and Jesus, and the assumed superiority of Christianity over other doctrines, would later appear in the mainstream of Enlightenment discourse. But in 1696-7 they were toxic. Michael Graham's... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:26:11 GMT
Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business (by Matthew Cole) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/richard-wainwright-the-liberals-and-liberal-democrats-unfinished-business
Author(s): Matthew Cole
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > General, Reference > General
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish date: 2011-05-15
ISBN-10: 0719082536
ISBN-13: 9780719082535
Language: English
Description: Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business offers new research on familiar themes involving loyalties of politics, faith and locality.   Richard Wainwright was a Liberal MP for seventeen years during the Party’s recovery, but his life tells us about much more than this. Wainwright grew up in prosperity, but learned from voluntary work about poverty; he refused to fight in World War Two, but saw war at its cruellest; he joined the Liberal Party when most had given up on it, but gave his fortune to it; lost a by-election but caused the only Labour loss... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:46:06 GMT
Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010 (by Bangyan Feng) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/enriching-lives-a-history-of-insurance-in-hong-kong-1841-2010
Author(s): Bangyan Feng
Categories: Business & Economics > Insurance, History > Asia
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish date: 2011-01-04
ISBN-10: 9888028707
ISBN-13: 9789888028702
Language: English
Description: This is the first comprehensive history of Hong Kong's insurance industry, and argues its central importance in the economy. Typhoons, shipwrecks, fires, wars, political turbulence and unexpected events of all kinds provide a dramatic background to a fascinating survey.
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:26:02 GMT
Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States, Brief Edition, Combined Volume (2nd Edition) (by Vicki L. Ruiz, Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/created-equal-a-social-and-political-history-of-the-united-states-brief-edition-combined-volume-2nd-edition
Author(s): Vicki L. Ruiz, Jacqueline Jones, Peter H. Wood, Thomas Borstelmann, Elaine Tyler May
Categories: History > United States, History > World, Reference > General
Publisher: Longman
Publish date: 2007-02-16
ISBN-10: 032142980X
ISBN-13: 9780321429803
Language: English
Description: With its inclusive view of American history, Created Equal, Brief Edition emphasizes social history–including the lives and labors of women, immigrants, working people, and minorities in all regions of the country–while delivering the basics of political and economic history.   In this streamlined version of Created Equal, the authors have preserved the chronological framework and strong narrative thread, the rich tapestry of people and events, the engaging and illuminating stories, and the Interpreting History features of the original text, but have sharpened the presentation and prose condensing each chapter by 25 percent.
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:22:02 GMT
Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies (by Ian Buruma, Avishai Margalit) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/occidentalism-the-west-in-the-eyes-of-its-enemies
Author(s): Ian Buruma, Avishai Margalit
Categories: History > Civilization, History > World
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish date: 2005-03-29
ISBN-10: 0143034871
ISBN-13: 9780143034872
Language: English
Description: Twenty-five years ago, Edward Said's Orientalism spawned a generation of scholarship on the denigrating and dangerous mirage of "the East" in the Western colonial mind. But "the West" is the more dangerous mirage of our own time, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit argue, and the idea of "the West" in the minds of its self-proclaimed enemies remains largely unexamined and woefully misunderstood. Occidentalism is their groundbreaking investigation of the demonizing fantasies and stereotypes about the Western world that fuel such hatred in the hearts of others. We generally understand "radical Islam" as a purely Islamic phenomenon, but Buruma and... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:22:05 GMT
Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain (by Jim Lehrer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tension-city-inside-the-presidential-debates-from-kennedy-nixon-to-obama-mccain
Author(s): Jim Lehrer
Categories: History > United States, Social Science > General
Publisher: Random House
Publish date: 2011-09-13
ISBN-10: 1400069173
ISBN-13: 9781400069170
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:02:02 GMT
Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings: In the Eye of the Hurricane (Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series) (by Martin Wählisch, Maximilian Felsch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lebanon-and-the-arab-uprisings-in-the-eye-of-the-hurricane-durham-modern-middle-east-and-islamic-world-series
Author(s): Martin Wählisch, Maximilian Felsch
Categories: History > Middle East, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2016-07-11
ISBN-10: 1138885843
ISBN-13: 9781138885844
Language: English
Description: The Arab uprisings have put Lebanon under increased strain. While the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt caused limited reverberations, the war in Syria echoed in the fine-tuned political and confessional balance of Lebanon. Over one million refugees, equal to one-quarter of Lebanon’s population, have moved in from Syria. The country’s economy and its already weak public infrastructure have been impacted heavily. Hizbullah’s engagement in Syria has posed questions about Lebanon’s disassociation policy. Terrorist attacks by ISIL and the growing risk of radicalization across the confessional spectrum have left the country... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:56:02 GMT
The Ayatollahs' Democracy: An Iranian Challenge (by Hooman Majd) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-ayatollahs-democracy-an-iranian-challenge
Author(s): Hooman Majd
Categories: History > Middle East, History > World, Social Science > General
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date: 2011-09-12
ISBN-10: 0393340635
ISBN-13: 9780393340631
Language: English
Description: "One of America's most astute revealers of Iranian culture and identity."-Reza Aslan, The AtlanticHailed as one of the year's best foreign policy books, Hooman Majd's latest offers dramatic perspective on a country with global ambitions, an elaborate political culture, and policies with enormous implications for world peace. Drawing on privileged access to the Iranian power elite, Majd "gives a harrowing description of the aftermath of the 2009 presidential elections in Iran" (Haleh Esfandiari). This "nimble take on Iran's fraught political landscape" (Kirkus Reviews) "sounds a dire warning to those in the West who want a democratic Iran. . . . Let... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:52:08 GMT
The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) (by Matthew P. Canepa) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-two-eyes-of-the-earth-art-and-ritual-of-kingship-between-rome-and-sasanian-iran-transformation-of-the-classical-heritage
Author(s): Matthew P. Canepa
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Middle East, Social Science > General, Art > Schools, Periods & Styles
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2010-02-02
ISBN-10: 0520257278
ISBN-13: 9780520257276
Language: English
Description: This pioneering study examines a pivotal period in the history of Europe and the Near East. Spanning the ancient and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared ideal of sacred kingship that emerged in the late Roman and Persian empires. This shared ideal, while often generating conflict during the four centuries of the empires' coexistence (224-642), also drove exchange, especially the means and methods Roman and Persian sovereigns used to project their notions of universal rule: elaborate systems of ritual and their cultures' visual, architectural, and urban environments. Matthew Canepa explores the artistic, ritual, and ideological interactions... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:22:02 GMT
Old Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the Iats, 2003 (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library) (by Cristina Scherrer-schaub) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/old-tibetan-studies-proceedings-of-the-tenth-seminar-of-the-iats-2003-brills-tibetan-studies-library
Author(s): Cristina Scherrer-schaub
Categories: History > Asia, History > Middle East
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Publish date: 2012-08
ISBN-10: 9004155171
ISBN-13: 9789004155176
Language: English
Description: Book annotation not available for this title. Title: Old Tibetan Studies Author: Scherrer-schaub, Cristina (EDT) Publisher: Brill Academic Pub Publication Date: 2012/08/01 Number of Pages: 254 Binding Type: HARDCOVER Library of Congress: 2012942112
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:12:02 GMT
Twelfth S S Armored Division (The 12th SS Panzer Division) (by Herbert Walther) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/twelfth-s-s-armored-division-the-12th-ss-panzer-division
Author(s): Herbert Walther
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publish date: 1989-05-01
ISBN-10: 088740166X
ISBN-13: 9780887401664
Language: English
Description: A photo chronicle of the HJ in over 230 b/w and 30 color photos including its late war formation and campaigns throughout Normandy and Austria.
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:42:11 GMT
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier (by Edward L. Glaeser) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/triumph-of-the-city-how-our-greatest-invention-makes-us-richer-smarter-greener-healthier-and-happier
Author(s): Edward L. Glaeser
Categories: History > World
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
Publish date: 2011-02-10
ISBN-10: 159420277X
ISBN-13: 9781594202773
Language: English
Description: A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future. America is an urban nation. More than two thirds of us live on the 3 percent of land that contains our cities. Yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, crime ridden, expensive, environmentally unfriendly... Or are they? As Edward Glaeser proves in this myth-shattering book, cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in cultural and economic terms) places to live. New Yorkers, for instance, live longer than other Americans; heart disease... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:32:05 GMT
The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: From the Predynastic Period to the End of the Middle Kingdom (by Nadine Moeller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-archaeology-of-urbanism-in-ancient-egypt-from-the-predynastic-period-to-the-end-of-the-middle-kingdom
Author(s): Nadine Moeller
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Social Science > Archaeology, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-04-18
ISBN-10: 1107079756
ISBN-13: 9781107079755
Language: English
Description: In this book, Nadine Moeller challenges prevailing views on Egypt's non-urban past and argues for Egypt as an early urban society. She traces the emergence of urban features during the Predynastic Period up to the disintegration of the powerful Middle Kingdom state (ca. 3500-1650 BC). This book offers a synthesis of the archaeological data that sheds light on the different facets of urbanism in ancient Egypt. Drawing on evidence from recent excavations as well as a vast body of archaeological data, this book explores the changing settlement patterns by contrasting periods of strong political control against those of decentralization. It also... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:22:05 GMT
Believe and Destroy: Intellectuals in the SS War Machine (by Christian Ingrao) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/believe-and-destroy-intellectuals-in-the-ss-war-machine
Author(s): Christian Ingrao
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Polity
Publish date: 2013-05-13
ISBN-10: 0745660266
ISBN-13: 9780745660264
Language: English
Description: There were eighty of them. They were young, clever and cultivated; they were barely in their thirties when Adolf Hitler came to power. Their university studies in law, economics, linguistics, philosophy and history marked them out for brilliant careers. They chose to join the repressive bodies of the Third Reich, especially the Security Service (SD) and the Nazi Party’s elite protection unit, the SS. They theorized and planned the extermination of twenty million individuals of allegedly ‘inferior’ races. Most of them became members of the paramilitary death squads known as Einsatzgruppen and participated in the slaughter of over a million... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:24:03 GMT
Land of Sikyon: Archaeology and History of a Greek City-State (Hesperia Supplements) (by Yannis A. Lolos) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/land-of-sikyon-archaeology-and-history-of-a-greek-city-state-hesperia-supplements
Author(s): Yannis A. Lolos
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Juvenile Nonfiction > General, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publish date: 2011-12-31
ISBN-10: 0876615396
ISBN-13: 9780876615393
Language: English
Description: Ancient Sikyon, in the northeastern Peloponnese, was a major player on the Mediterranean stage, especially in the Archaic and Hellenistic periods. This important topographical study combines substantial background information with original research from many years of archaeological fieldwork. After discussing the physical environment and resources of the region, the author traces the history of Sikyon from the Mycenaean to the early modern period. The book then expands to discuss the place of the city in its surrounding landscape, especially in the creation of fortifications to protect property and control the flow of trade. A series of elegant... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:42:13 GMT
The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysis: Models of the Real World (by Elena Prestini) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-evolution-of-applied-harmonic-analysis-models-of-the-real-world
Author(s): Elena Prestini
Categories: History > World, Mathematics > Probability & Statistics, Reference > General, Science > Astronomy
Publisher: Birkhäuser
Publish date: 2003-12-16
ISBN-10: 0817641254
ISBN-13: 9780817641252
Language: English
Description: A sweeping exploration of essential concepts and applications in modern mathematics and science through the unifying framework of Fourier analysis! This unique, extensively illustrated book, accessible to specialists and non-specialists, describes the evolution of harmonic analysis, integrating theory and applications in a way that requires only some general mathematical sophistication and knowledge of calculus in certain sections. Historical sections interwoven with key scientific developments show how, when, where, and why harmonic analysis evolved "The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysis" will engage graduate and advanced... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:42:05 GMT
Italy 1636: Cemetery of Armies (by Gregory Hanlon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/italy-1636-cemetery-of-armies
Author(s): Gregory Hanlon
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2016-03-07
ISBN-10: 0198738242
ISBN-13: 9780198738244
Language: English
Description: Italy 1636 is one of the most closely-researched and detailed books on the operation of early modern armies anywhere and is explicitly inspired by neo-Darwinian thinking. Taking the French and Savoyard invasion of Spanish Lombardy in 1636 as its specific example, it begins with the recruitment of the soldiers, the care and feeding of the armies and their horses, the impact of the invasion on civilians in the path of their advance, and the manner in which generals conducted their campaign in response to the information at their disposal. The next section describes the unfolding of the long and stubborn battle of Tornavento, where Spanish, German,... more...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:32:06 GMT
America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food (by Pat Willard) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/america-eats-on-the-road-with-the-wpa-the-fish-fries-box-supper-socials-and-chitlin-feasts-that-define-real-american-food
Author(s): Pat Willard
Categories: Cooking > Essays, Cooking > History, Cooking > Regional & Ethnic, History > United States, Travel > Reference
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish date: 2008-07-15
ISBN-10: 1596913622
ISBN-13: 9781596913622
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:27:17 GMT
The End of the American Avant Garde: American Social Experience Series (American Social Experience (Hardcover)) (by Stuart D. Hobbs) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-end-of-the-american-avant-garde-american-social-experience-series-american-social-experience-hardcover
Author(s): Stuart D. Hobbs
Categories: Art > History, History > United States
Publisher: NYU Press
Publish date: 1997-02-01
ISBN-10: 081473538X
ISBN-13: 9780814735381
Language: English
Description: "By 1966, the composer Virgil Thomson would write, "Truth is, there is no avant-garde today." How did the avant garde dissolve, and why? In this thought-provoking work, Stuart D. Hobbs traces the avant garde from its origins to its eventual appropriation by a conservative political agenda, consumer culture, and the institutional world of art.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:32:06 GMT
The Swedish Financial Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions) (by A. Ögren) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-swedish-financial-revolution-palgrave-macmillan-studies-in-banking-and-financial-institutions
Author(s): A. Ögren
Categories: Business & Economics > Banks & Banking, Business & Economics > Economic History, Business & Economics > Finance, Business & Economics > International, History > Europe
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2010-02-19
ISBN-10: 0230234046
ISBN-13: 9780230234048
Language: English
Description: How did Sweden go from a financially backward country to one with a well functioning financial system? Why did this financial revolution occur after the mid-nineteenth century and not before? This book discusses the role of politics and economics in this change and what it means for economic development, market integration and financial crises.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:02:05 GMT
The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy (by F. William Engdahl) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-lost-hegemon-whom-the-gods-would-destroy
Author(s): F. William Engdahl
Categories: History > Middle East
Publisher: mine.books
Publish date: 2016-02-03
ISBN-10: 3981723708
ISBN-13: 9783981723700
Language: English
Description: The NEWEST BOOK from the INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING geopolitical analyst, strategic risk consultant, author, and lecturer F. William Engdahl. "… The Lost Hegemon is a must read." -- Jay Taylor, Host, Turning Hard Times into Good Times "William Engdahl is a brilliant writer processing para-genius Level analytical skills" -- John B. Wells, US Online Radio Host, Caravan To Midnight "… I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK ...“ -- Steve Carlisle “… You have to read this book …” -- Ed the Fred "A must read for everyone.“ -- John Gault “… this book is a must read.” -- Russ Moore... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:52:02 GMT
Ready for Air: A Journey through Premature Motherhood (by Kate Hopper) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ready-for-air-a-journey-through-premature-motherhood
Author(s): Kate Hopper
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, History > United States
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publish date: 2013-09-27
ISBN-10: 0816689326
ISBN-13: 9780816689323
Language: English
Description: For Kate Hopper, pregnancy is downright unpleasant. She is tired and heavy and worried, and she wants her wine and caffeine back. But then, at a routine checkup, her doctor frowns at her chart and says, “I’m worried about a couple of things”—and unpleasant suddenly seems like paradise. What follows is a harrowing, poignant, and occasionally hysterical journey through premature motherhood, from the starting point of “leaking a little protein” to the early delivery of her tiny daughter because of severe preeclampsia and the beginning of a new chapter of frightful, lifelong love.... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:02:01 GMT
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (by Charles C. Mann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/1493-uncovering-the-new-world-columbus-created
Author(s): Charles C. Mann
Categories: History > United States, History > World, Science > History
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2011-08-09
ISBN-10: 0307265722
ISBN-13: 9780307265722
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:26:20 GMT
Computer Game Design: Theory and Practice (by Richard Rouse) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/computer-game-design-theory-and-practice
Author(s): Richard Rouse
Categories: Computers > Programming, Games > Video & Electronic, History > United States, Reference > General, Computers > Development
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Publish date: 2001-02-25
ISBN-10: 1556227353
ISBN-13: 9781556227356
Language: English
Description: One of the most important but least discussed elements of a computer game is the gameplay that makes a game compelling and entertaining.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:46:05 GMT
Adventures of the Symbolic: Postmarxism and Democratic Theory (Columbia Studies in Political Thought / Political History) (by Warren Breckman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/adventures-of-the-symbolic-postmarxism-and-democratic-theory-columbia-studies-in-political-thought-political-history
Author(s): Warren Breckman
Categories: History > Europe, Political Science > Government
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2013-06-04
ISBN-10: 023114394X
ISBN-13: 9780231143943
Language: English
Description: Marxism's collapse in the twentieth century profoundly altered the style and substance of Western European radical thought. To build a more robust form of democratic theory and action, prominent theorists moved to reject revolution, abandon class for more fragmented models of social action, and elevate the political over the social. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" as a concept powerful enough to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Adventures of the Dialectic, which reassessed philosophical Marxism at mid century, Warren... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:42:02 GMT
Matter and Motion (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences) (by James Clerk Maxwell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/matter-and-motion-cambridge-library-collection-physical-sciences
Author(s): James Clerk Maxwell
Categories: History > General, Science > Nuclear Physics, Science > Physics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2010-06-10
ISBN-10: 110801402X
ISBN-13: 9781108014021
Language: English
Description: Published posthumously in 1888, this treatise by the first Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge explores and explains the fundamental principles and laws that are the basis of elementary physics. Maxwell was at the forefront of physics and mathematics during the nineteenth century and his pioneering work brought together existing ideas to give 'a dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field'. This work inspired not only the applications of electromagnetic waves like fibre optics but also Einstein's theory of relativity. The text explains many of Newton's laws and the unifying concepts that govern a body and its motion. The increment in the... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:02:08 GMT
The Commanders: Civil War Generals Who Shaped the American West (by Robert M. Utley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-commanders-civil-war-generals-who-shaped-the-american-west
Author(s): Robert M. Utley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publish date: 2018-02-01
ISBN-10: 0806159782
ISBN-13: 9780806159782
Language: English
Description: Taking a novel approach to the military history of the post–Civil War West, distinguished historian Robert M. Utley examines the careers of seven military leaders who served as major generals for the Union in the Civil War, then as brigadier generals in command of the U.S. Army’s western departments. By examining both periods in their careers, Utley makes a unique contribution in delineating these commanders’ strengths and weaknesses. While some of the book’s subjects—notably Generals George Crook and Nelson A. Miles—are well known, most are no longer widely remembered. Yet their actions were critical in the... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:52:02 GMT
Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology (by Ed Regis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/monsters-the-hindenburg-disaster-and-the-birth-of-pathological-technology
Author(s): Ed Regis
Categories: History > General, Science > History, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish date: 2015-09-08
ISBN-10: 0465065945
ISBN-13: 9780465065943
Language: English
Description: “Oh, the humanity!” Radio reporter Herbert Morrison's words on witnessing the destruction of the Hindenburg are etched in our collective memory. Yet, while the Hindenburg—like the Titanic—is a symbol of the technological hubris of a bygone era, we seem to have forgotten the lessons that can be learned from the infamous 1937 zeppelin disaster. Zeppelins were steerable balloons of highly flammable, explosive gas, but the sheer magic of seeing one of these behemoths afloat in the sky cast an irresistible spell over all those who saw them. In Monsters, Ed Regis explores the question of how a technology now so completely... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:26:02 GMT
Communism and Nationalism in Postwar Cyprus, 1945-1955: Politics and Ideologies Under British Rule (by Alexios Alecou) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/communism-and-nationalism-in-postwar-cyprus-1945-1955-politics-and-ideologies-under-british-rule
Author(s): Alexios Alecou
Categories: History > Europe, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-06-17
ISBN-10: 3319292080
ISBN-13: 9783319292083
Language: English
Description: This book analyzes the events that impacted the structure and competitive processes of the two dominant Cypriot political factions while under the watchful eye of British rule. Based on new archival research, Alecou addresses the social and political environment in which the Cypriot Communists and Nationalists fought each other while at the same time had to fight the British Empire. The differences between communists and nationalists brought the two sides to a frontal collision in the wake of the events of the Greek civil war. The class conflict within Cypriot society would at some point inevitably lead, in one way or... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:46:09 GMT
How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (by Eduardo Kohn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/how-forests-think-toward-an-anthropology-beyond-the-human
Author(s): Eduardo Kohn
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Native American, Science > Environmental Science
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2013-08-10
ISBN-10: 0520276108
ISBN-13: 9780520276109
Language: English
Description: Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our... more...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:02:02 GMT
The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town (by Eugene M. Avrutin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-velizh-affair-blood-libel-in-a-russian-town
Author(s): Eugene M. Avrutin
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > Judaism, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-12-01
ISBN-10: 0190640529
ISBN-13: 9780190640521
Language: English
Description: On April 22, 1823, a three-year-old boy named Fedor finished his lunch and went to play outside. Fedor never returned home from his walk. Several days later, a neighbor found his mutilated body drained of blood and repeatedly pierced. In small market towns, where houses were clustered together, residents knew each other on intimate terms, and people gossiped in taverns, courtyards, and streets, even the most trivial bits of news spread like wildfire. It did not take long before rumors began to emerge that Jews murdered the little boy. The Velizh Affair reconstructs the lives of Jews and their Christian neighbors caught up in the aftermath of this... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:56:02 GMT
The Case of Valentine Shortis: A True Story of Crime and Politics in Canada (Heritage) (by Martin Friedland) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-case-of-valentine-shortis-a-true-story-of-crime-and-politics-in-canada-heritage
Author(s): Martin Friedland
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > Canada, Law > Legal History, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publish date: 1988-10-01
ISBN-10: 080206728X
ISBN-13: 9780802067289
Language: English
Description: Two men were shot and killed in the office of the Montreal Cotton Company in Valleyfield, Quebec, on a night in 1895. A third victim, shot through the head, managed to survive. Charged with the murders was Valentine Shortis, a young Irish immigrant. His trial, the longest on record at the time in Canada, was played out against one of the most dramatic periods in Canadian political history. Before the case closed it had involved some of the most important names in the country. Did Valentine Shortis commit murder in the course of a bold robbery, as the Crown and the citizens of Valleyfield believed? Or was he insane, as the... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:32:11 GMT
The Cinema of Naruse Mikio: Women and Japanese Modernity (by Catherine Russell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cinema-of-naruse-mikio-women-and-japanese-modernity
Author(s): Catherine Russell
Categories: History > Asia, Literary Criticism > General, Performing Arts > General
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publish date: 2008-09-08
ISBN-10: 0822343126
ISBN-13: 9780822343127
Language: English
Description: One of the most prolific and respected directors of Japanese cinema, Naruse Mikio (1905–69) made eighty-nine films between 1930 and 1967. Little, however, has been written about Naruse in English, and much of the writing about him in Japanese has not been translated into English. With The Cinema of Naruse Mikio, Catherine Russell brings deserved critical attention to this under-appreciated director. Besides illuminating Naruse’s contributions to Japanese and world cinema, Russell’s in-depth study of the director sheds new light on the Japanese film industry between the 1930s and the 1960s. Naruse was a studio-based... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:22:05 GMT
Loving Literature: A Cultural History (by Deidre Shauna Lynch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/loving-literature-a-cultural-history
Author(s): Deidre Shauna Lynch
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > Books & Reading
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2014-12-22
ISBN-10: 022618370X
ISBN-13: 9780226183701
Language: English
Description: Of the many charges laid against contemporary literary scholars, one of the most common—and perhaps the most wounding—is that they simply don't love books. And while the most obvious response is that, no, actually the profession of literary studies does acknowledge and address personal attachments to literature, that answer risks obscuring a more fundamental question: Why should they?   That question led Deidre Shauna Lynch into the historical and cultural investigation of Loving Literature. How did it come to be that professional literary scholars are expected not just to study, but to love literature, and to... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:02:05 GMT
The Story of War: Church and Propaganda in France and Sweden 1610–1710 (by Anna Maria Forssberg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-story-of-war-church-and-propaganda-in-france-and-sweden-1610-1710
Author(s): Anna Maria Forssberg
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Political Science > General, Religion > History
Publisher: Nordic Academic Press
Publish date: 2017-03-06
ISBN-10: 9188168662
ISBN-13: 9789188168665
Language: English
Description: ”O God we thank thee” was sung in the churches of France and Sweden after military victories in the seventeenth century. To celebrate Thanksgiving was a way of thanking God, but also a way for the rulers to legitimize the ever ongoing wars. For the inhabitants it was both an occasion for festivity and a way of getting information about what happened in the battlefield. Yet the image given was selective. Bloody defeats and uneventful everyday life was replaced by spectacular victories and royal glory. Even though the rituals in the two countries were similar in some ways, there were also substantial differences. The... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:22:02 GMT
The Berlin Wall: and the Inner-German Border 1961-89 (Fortress) (by Gordon Rottman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-berlin-wall-and-the-inner-german-border-1961-89-fortress
Author(s): Gordon Rottman
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2008-02-19
ISBN-10: 1846031931
ISBN-13: 9781846031939
Language: English
Description: The Berlin Wall and the Inner-German Border (IGB) were built to halt the flow of refugees from East Germany to the West. From August 13, 1961, over 96 miles of crude fences and more sophisticated walls were erected around West Berlin. Border defenses ran 858 miles from the Baltic to the Czechoslovakian border, cutting villages in two, running through buildings, and intersecting roads and railways. Gordon L Rottman, who became familiar with both sides of the border while posted to Germany, examines the international situations that led to the creation of the Berlin Wall, discussing how the barrier systems functioned and their significance in the... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:36:02 GMT
America's Elite: US Special Forces from the American Revolution to the Present Day (General Military) (by Chris McNab) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/americas-elite-us-special-forces-from-the-american-revolution-to-the-present-day-general-military
Author(s): Chris McNab
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2013-03-19
ISBN-10: 1780962843
ISBN-13: 9781780962849
Language: English
Description: From Roger's Rangers to the Revolution, Civil War, World War I & II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Bin Laden raid, this book covers over 250 years of American Special Forces action. America's Elite takes the reader through some of the most dramatic special forces operations in US history, from sniping British commanders during the Revolutionary War to Riverine incursions in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and from demolition missions on D-Day to the SEAL assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011. Training and selection procedures are explained in detail, and the book also describes some of the technologies that have separated... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:46:04 GMT
War and Reconciliation: Reason and Emotion in Conflict Resolution (by William J. Long, Peter Brecke) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/war-and-reconciliation-reason-and-emotion-in-conflict-resolution
Author(s): William J. Long, Peter Brecke
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publish date: 2003-01-17
ISBN-10: 0262621681
ISBN-13: 9780262621687
Language: English
Description: This book is the first systematic examination of the impact of reconciliation on restoring and maintaining peace following civil and international conflicts. Through eleven comparative case studies of civil war and eight of international conflict, it constructs a surprising explanation for when and why reconciliation restores social order.The civil war cases reveal that successful reconciliation is associated with a process of national forgiveness, not merely negotiated settlement. All successful cases followed a four-step pattern of public truth telling, justice short of revenge, redefinition of the identities of former... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:02:16 GMT
German Battleships 1914-18 (2) (New Vanguard) (by Gary Staff) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/german-battleships-1914-18-2-new-vanguard
Author(s): Gary Staff
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2010-06-22
ISBN-10: 184603468X
ISBN-13: 9781846034688
Language: English
Description: Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an enlightening history of the key classes of Kaiser, K�nig and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I. It details the technological revolution that had taken place to ensure the building of these largest dreadnought classes, in particular the developments in size and armament as well as the steps taken to prevent battle damage as Germany readied herself for war. This account of design and technology is supplemented by individual ship histories detailing combat experience complete... more...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:56:11 GMT