eBooks-share Europe Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/history/europe Latest Europe eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@books-share.com admin@books-share.com Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:56:02 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law, and Economy in Late Medieval London (by Barbara A. Hanawalt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-wealth-of-wives-women-law-and-economy-in-late-medieval-london
Author(s): Barbara A. Hanawalt
Categories: History > Europe, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2007-10-11
ISBN-10: 0195311760
ISBN-13: 9780195311761
Language: English
Description: London became an international center for import and export trade in the late Middle Ages. The export of wool, the development of luxury crafts and the redistribution of goods from the continent made London one of the leading commercial cities of Europe. While capital for these ventures came from a variety of sources, the recirculation of wealth through London women was important in providing both material and social capital for the growth of London's economy. A shrewd Venetian visiting England around 1500 commented about the concentration of wealth and property in women's hands. He reported that London law divided a testator's property three ways... more...
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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:56:02 GMT
The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris (by Tilar J. Mazzeo) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-hotel-on-place-vendome-life-death-and-betrayal-at-the-hotel-ritz-in-paris-1
Author(s): Tilar J. Mazzeo
Categories: History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Harper
Publish date: 2014-03-11
ISBN-10: 0062323342
ISBN-13: 9780062323347
Language: English
Description: Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance—from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and The Secret of Chanel No. 5 When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme—an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys, and princes—was the only luxury hotel... more...
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:02:07 GMT
Nachtjager, Volume One: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Units 1939-1943 (Luftwaffe Colours) (by Ian Allan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nachtjager-volume-one-luftwaffe-night-fighter-units-1939-1943-luftwaffe-colours
Author(s): Ian Allan
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Classic Publications
Publish date: 2006-01-28
ISBN-10: 1903223539
ISBN-13: 9781903223536
Language: English
Description: Produced in the same style as the Jagdwaffe series (which concentrated on German day fighters), this is the first of a two-part history of the German Nachtjager the nightfighter force in World War II. The Luftwaffe used many aircraft in the night fighter role, primarily to combat RAF Bomber Commanders nocturnal heavy bombing raids against German targets from 1940-41 onwards, and a cat-and-mouse development of aircraft enhancement, weapons, guidance systems, and radar took place. The book contains a wide variety of aircraft. This volume, concentrates on the single-seat Me109 fighter adapted as a night fighter, early versions of... more...
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:36:03 GMT
Tanks of Hitler's Eastern Allies 1941-45 (New Vanguard) (by Steven Zaloga) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tanks-of-hitlers-eastern-allies-1941-45-new-vanguard
Author(s): Steven Zaloga
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Juvenile Nonfiction > General
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2013-04-23
ISBN-10: 1780960204
ISBN-13: 9781780960203
Language: English
Description: The titanic armor battles of the Russian Front are widely known, but the role of Germany's eastern allies is not as well known. Two of these countries, Romania and Hungary, manufactured their own tanks as well as purchasing tanks from Germany. These ranged from older, obsolete types such as the PzKpfw 35(t) all the way up to the latest and best German vehicles including the Tiger I and Hetzer. These tanks played a frequent role in the battles in southern Russia and Ukraine and were especially prominent in the disaster at Stalingrad where the Red Army specifically chose the weaker Romanian and Hungarian salients for their critical envelopment... more...
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 02:26:04 GMT
Schlachtflieger: Luftwaffe Ground-attack Units 1937-1945 (Luftwaffe Colours) (by Robert Forsyth, J. Richard Smith, Martin Pegg, Chris Goss, Andrew Arthy, Nick Beale) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/schlachtflieger-luftwaffe-ground-attack-units-1937-1945-luftwaffe-colours
Author(s): Robert Forsyth, J. Richard Smith, Martin Pegg, Chris Goss, Andrew Arthy, Nick Beale
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
Publish date: 2008-01-01
ISBN-10: 1857802748
ISBN-13: 9781857802740
Language: English
Description: One of the defining images of World War II is that of a Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombing a target. For the Luftwaffe, ground-attack aircraft represented an essential part of the German air force's contribution to the offensive capability of the nation's armed forces. Throughout the war, the Luftwaffe made use of these aircraft in both offensive and defensive actions. The aircraft contributed to the German victories early in the war and helped delay defeat once the Allied forces started to advance on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. While the Ju 87 was probably the most immediately identifiable aircraft used by the Luftwaffe in ground-attack operations,... more...
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 02:12:10 GMT
Fornovo 1495: France's bloody fighting retreat (Campaign) (by David Nicolle) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fornovo-1495-frances-bloody-fighting-retreat-campaign
Author(s): David Nicolle
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1996-09-15
ISBN-10: 1855325225
ISBN-13: 9781855325227
Language: English
Description: In the year 1495, Charles VIII was the youthful King of France, the most powerful state in medieval Europe. A dreamer who saw himself as the saviour of Christian Europe, he believed he could roll back the ever-spreading tide of Ottoman Turkish conquest. As a base for his crusade he was determined to seize southern Italy. In a lightning campaign he used France's modern army to sweep through Italy, his mobile field artillery train smashing into dust the tall towers of Italy's medieval castles. The Italian states rallied and at Fornovo their alliance, the League of Venice, fought Charles' army to a standstill.
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 01:26:08 GMT
British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line (New Vanguard) (by Angus Konstam) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/british-napoleonic-ship-of-the-line-new-vanguard
Author(s): Angus Konstam
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2001-11-25
ISBN-10: 184176308X
ISBN-13: 9781841763088
Language: English
Description: The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval tactics were evolving. The British Royal Navy emerged triumphant as the leading world sea power, and the epitome of Britannic naval strength was the Ship-of-the-Line. These 'wooden walls' were more than merely floating gun batteries: they contained a crew of up to 800 men, and often had to remain at sea for extended periods. This book offers detailed coverage of the complex vessels that were the largest man-made structures produced in the pre-Industrial era.
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:32:06 GMT
Pavia 1525: The Climax of the Italian Wars (Campaign) (by Angus Konstam) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/pavia-1525-the-climax-of-the-italian-wars-campaign
Author(s): Angus Konstam
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 1996-11-15
ISBN-10: 1855325047
ISBN-13: 9781855325043
Language: English
Description: Osprey's Campaign title for the climax of the Italian Wars (1494-1559). The battle of Pavia has been hailed as the first modern battle, marking the rise of hand held weapons as a tool of warfare. In this titanic clash - the most decisive of the Italian Wars, caused by French territorial ambitions in first the Kingdom of Naples and then the Duchy of Milan - the French troops were smashed by the Spanish Imperial Army. King Francis I was captured, and the cream of his nobility slaughtered. France's greatest defeat since Agincourt, the battle dramatically swung the balance of power in Western Europe.
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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:12:02 GMT
Nachtjager, Volume Two: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Units 1943-1945 (Luftwaffe Colours) (by David Williams) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nachtjager-volume-two-luftwaffe-night-fighter-units-1943-1945-luftwaffe-colours
Author(s): David Williams
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Transportation > General
Publisher: Classic Publication
Publish date: 2006-07-15
ISBN-10: 1903223547
ISBN-13: 9781903223543
Language: English
Description: In the style of the successful Jagdwaffe series, which concentrated on German day fighters, this concludes a two-part history of the Nachtjager, the Luftwaffe's nightfighter force, in World War II. The Luftwaffe used many aircraft in the nightfighter role, primarily to combat RAF Bomber Command's nocturnal heavy bombing raids against German targets from 1940/1 onwards. Both sides engaged in a 'cat and mouse' development of aircraft enhancement, weapons, guidance systems and radar. In this volume, the later versions of the Ju88G, Fw 190 'Wild Sau', Do 217, Me 262, Ta 154 and others are examined in depth. The text is... more...
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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:46:05 GMT
Under the Wire: How the Telegraph Changed Diplomacy (Harvard Historical Studies) (by David Paull Nickles) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/under-the-wire-how-the-telegraph-changed-diplomacy-harvard-historical-studies
Author(s): David Paull Nickles
Categories: History > Europe, Reference > General, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2003-11-30
ISBN-10: 0674010353
ISBN-13: 9780674010352
Language: English
Description: How did the telegraph, a new and revolutionary form of communication, affect diplomats, who tended to resist change? In a study based on impressive multinational research, David Paull Nickles examines the critical impact of the telegraph on the diplomacy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Case studies in crisis diplomacy--the War of 1812, the Trent affair during the U.S. Civil War, and the famous 1917 Zimmermann telegram--introduce wide-ranging thematic discussions on the autonomy of diplomats; the effects of increased speed on decision making and public opinion; the neglected role of clerks in diplomacy; and... more...
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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 02:42:08 GMT
Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 (by William L. Shirer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/berlin-diary-the-journal-of-a-foreign-correspondent-1934-1941
Author(s): William L. Shirer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Computers > Networking, History > Europe, History > Military, Language Arts & Disciplines > Journalism
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish date: 2002-04-17
ISBN-10: 0801870569
ISBN-13: 9780801870569
Language: English
Description: By the acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day, eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is now available in a new paperback edition. CBS radio broadcaster William L. Shirer was virtually unknown in 1940 when he decided there might be a book in the diary he had kept in Europe during the 1930s―specifically those sections dealing with the collapse of the European democracies and the rise of Nazi Germany. Berlin Diary first appeared in 1941, and the timing was perfect. The energy, the passion, the electricity in it were... more...
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Mon, 26 Oct 2020 00:26:05 GMT
Shifting Social Imaginaries in the Hellenistic Period: Narrations, Practices, and Images (Mnemosyne Supplements) (by Eftychia Stavrianopoulou) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/shifting-social-imaginaries-in-the-hellenistic-period-narrations-practices-and-images-mnemosyne-supplements
Author(s): Eftychia Stavrianopoulou
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Civilization, History > Europe, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2013-09-13
ISBN-10: 9004257985
ISBN-13: 9789004257986
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 25 Oct 2020 08:06:02 GMT
The Traditions of Invention (Balkan Studies Library) (by Alex Drace-Francis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-traditions-of-invention-balkan-studies-library
Author(s): Alex Drace-Francis
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: BRILL
Publish date: 2013-07-01
ISBN-10: 9004216170
ISBN-13: 9789004216174
Language: English
Description: Based on hundreds of primary sources in a wide range of languages, this book offers a reevaluation of Romanian images of self and other, as well as of foreign images of the country and people. A nuanced and historically-grounded contribution to the lively debates over Balkanism, Orientalism and identities in Romania and in Europe as a whole.
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Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:36:06 GMT
Women and the Colonial State: Essays on Gender and Modernity in the Netherlands Indies 1900-1942 (by Elsbeth Locher-Scholten) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/women-and-the-colonial-state-essays-on-gender-and-modernity-in-the-netherlands-indies-1900-1942
Author(s): Elsbeth Locher-Scholten
Categories: History > Asia, History > Europe, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publish date: 2004-01-09
ISBN-10: 9053564039
ISBN-13: 9789053564035
Language: English
Description: Woman and the Colonial State deals with the ambiguous relationship between women of both the European and the Indonesian population and the colonial state in the former Netherlands Indies in the first half of the twentieth century. Based on new data from a variety of sources: colonial archives, journals, household manuals, children's literature, and press surveys, it analyses the women-state relationship by presenting five empirical studies on subjects, in which women figured prominently at the time: Indonesian labour, Indonesian servants in colonial homes, Dutch colonial fashion and food, the feminist struggle for the vote... more...
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Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:46:07 GMT
Culture Wars and Literature in the French Third Republic (by Gilbert D. Chaitin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/culture-wars-and-literature-in-the-french-third-republic
Author(s): Gilbert D. Chaitin
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publish date: 2008-09-01
ISBN-10: 1847188087
ISBN-13: 9781847188083
Language: English
Description: In The Enemy Within, Gilbert D. Chaitin deepens our understanding of the nature and sources of culture wars during the French Third Republic. The psychological trauma caused by the Ferry educational reform laws of 1880-1882, which strove to create a new national identity based on secular morality rather than God-given commandments, pitted Catholics against proponents of lay education and gave rise to novels by Bourget, Barres, A. France and Zola.By deploying Lacanian concepts to understand the 'erotics of politics' revealed in these novels, Chaitin examines the formation of national identity, offering a new intellectual history of the period and... more...
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Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:52:04 GMT
With Their Backs to the Mountains: A History of Carpathian Rus’ and Carpatho-rusyns (by Paul Robert Magocsi) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/with-their-backs-to-the-mountains-a-history-of-carpathian-rus-and-carpatho-rusyns
Author(s): Paul Robert Magocsi
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Central European Univ Pr
Publish date: 2016-10-01
ISBN-10: 6155053391
ISBN-13: 9786155053399
Language: English
Description: This is a history of a stateless people, the Carpatho-Rusyns, and their historic homeland, Carpathian Rus', located in the heart of central Europe. A little over 100,000 Carpatho-Rusyns are registered in official censuses but their population is estimated at around 1,000,000, the greater part in Ukraine and Slovakia. The majority of the diaspora-nearly 600,000-lives in the US. At the present, when it is fashionable to speak of nationalities as "imagined communities" created by intellectuals or elites who may live in the historic homeland, Carpatho-Rusyns provide an ideal example of a people made-or some would say still being made-before our very... more...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:32:10 GMT
Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943 (by MacGregor Knox) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hitlers-italian-allies-royal-armed-forces-fascist-regime-and-the-war-of-1940-1943
Author(s): MacGregor Knox
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2000-10-30
ISBN-10: 0521790476
ISBN-13: 9780521790475
Language: English
Description: This book explains why the Italian armed forces and Fascist regime were so remarkably ineffectual at an activity-war-that was central to their existence. Italy's economic fragility, Mussolini's strategic-ideological fantasies, and Hitler's failure in the wider war made Italy's ruin inevitable, but did not determine its peculiarly undignified character. Hitler's Italian Allies demonstrates the extent to which Italian military culture-a concept with applications far beyond Fascist Italy-made humiliation inescapable. It offers a striking portrait of a military and industrial establishment largely unable to imagine modern war and of a regime that... more...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:52:05 GMT
Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance Hb (by David (ed) Rundle) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hutchinson-encyclopedia-of-the-renaissance-hb
Author(s): David (ed) Rundle
Categories: History > Europe, History > Reference, History > World, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Helicon
Publish date: 1999-03-04
ISBN-10: 1859862691
ISBN-13: 9781859862698
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:42:04 GMT
Political and Social Thought in Post-Communist Russia (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies) (by Axel Kaehne) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/political-and-social-thought-in-post-communist-russia-basees-routledge-series-on-russian-and-east-european-studies
Author(s): Axel Kaehne
Categories: History > Europe, Political Science > History & Theory, Political Science > Political Ideologies
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2007-12-17
ISBN-10: 0415391962
ISBN-13: 9780415391962
Language: English
Description: This is the first comprehensive study of Russian political and social thought in the post-Communist era. The book portrays and critically examines the conceptual and theoretical attempts by Russian scholars and political thinkers to make sense of the challenges of post-communism and the trials of economic, political and social transformation. It brings together the various strands of political thought that have been formulated in the wake of the collapsed communist doctrine. It engages constructively with the numerous attempts by Russian political theorists and social scientists to articulate a coherent model of liberal... more...
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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:36:09 GMT
The Historiography of Genocide (by David Moshman, John Docker, Doris Bergen, Ben Kiernan, Alfred A. Cave, Anton Weiss-Wendt, Robert van Van Krieken, Victoria Sanford, Robert Hitchcock) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-historiography-of-genocide-1
Author(s): David Moshman, John Docker, Doris Bergen, Ben Kiernan, Alfred A. Cave, Anton Weiss-Wendt, Robert van Van Krieken, Victoria Sanford, Robert Hitchcock
Categories: History > Europe, History > Historiography, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2010-11-15
ISBN-10: 0230279554
ISBN-13: 9780230279551
Language: English
Description: The Historiography of Genocide is an indispensable guide to the development of the emerging discipline of genocide studies and the only available assessment of the historical literature pertaining to genocides.
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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:52:02 GMT
Arts and Humanities through the Eras: Ancient Greece and Rome (1200 B.C.E.-476 C.E.) (by James Evans) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/arts-and-humanities-through-the-eras-ancient-greece-and-rome-1200-b-c-e-476-c-e
Author(s): James Evans
Categories: Fiction > General, History > Europe, History > World, Social Science > General, Art > Schools, Periods & Styles
Publisher: Gale
Publish date: 2004-06-07
ISBN-10: 0787656992
ISBN-13: 9780787656997
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:12:02 GMT
Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome (Approaching the Ancient World) (by Donald G. Kyle) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/spectacles-of-death-in-ancient-rome-approaching-the-ancient-world
Author(s): Donald G. Kyle
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Europe, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2001-01-28
ISBN-10: 0415248426
ISBN-13: 9780415248426
Language: English
Description: The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores* the origins and historical development of the games* who the victims were and why they were chosen* how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses* the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence* the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians.This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial,... more...
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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 01:32:02 GMT
The Mass Image: A Social History of Photomechanical Reproduction in Victorian London (by Gerry Beegan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-mass-image-a-social-history-of-photomechanical-reproduction-in-victorian-london
Author(s): Gerry Beegan
Categories: History > Europe, History > Social History, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2008-02-15
ISBN-10: 0230553273
ISBN-13: 9780230553279
Language: English
Description: This book examines the emergence of mass reproduction and the origins of modern visual culture in the illustrated journalism of the 1890s. Focusing on the London print media of the 1890s but encompassing developments elsewhere in Europe and the United States,The Mass Image demonstrates that photomechanical reproduction, rather than bringing a neutrality and clarity to the printed image, produced an explosion of mixed and fragmented hand drawn and photographic imagery.
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Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:02:03 GMT
German Orientalisms (by Todd Kontje) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/german-orientalisms
Author(s): Todd Kontje
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publish date: 2004-03-26
ISBN-10: 0472113925
ISBN-13: 9780472113927
Language: English
Description: Todd Kontje's German Orientalisms offers a fresh examination of the role of the East in the "Kontje has pulled off the amazing feat of a grand narrative: from the epic literature of the Middle Ages to very recent texts on the emerging multicultural Germany. Kontje's grand narrative, it should be noted, is not at all simplistic or reductionistic. He gets at the individual texts in complex ways, and he can tease out multidimensional features of the German texts' treatments of the 'East.' Nonetheless, he displays an enviable erudition and scholarship, tracing lines through centuries when most scholars today limit themselves to... more...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2020 19:36:02 GMT
The Social and Political Thought of George Orwell: A Reassessment (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought, Vol. 45) (by Stephen Ingle) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-social-and-political-thought-of-george-orwell-a-reassessment-routledge-studies-in-social-and-political-thought-vol-45
Author(s): Stephen Ingle
Categories: Fiction > Science Fiction, History > Europe, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Reference > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2006-04-19
ISBN-10: 0415357357
ISBN-13: 9780415357357
Language: English
Description: Stephen Ingle is Professor at the Politics Department, University of Stirling. His main academic interests are in the relationship between politics and literature and in adversarial (two party) politics, especially in the UK.
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Sun, 18 Oct 2020 06:42:07 GMT
French Fighters of World War II in Action - Aircraft No. 180 (by Alain Pelletier) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/french-fighters-of-world-war-ii-in-action-aircraft-no-180
Author(s): Alain Pelletier
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications
Publish date: 2002-03
ISBN-10: 0897474406
ISBN-13: 9780897474405
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 17 Oct 2020 19:22:02 GMT
Rome Against Caratacus: The Roman Campaigns in Britain AD 48-58 (by Graham Webster) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/rome-against-caratacus-the-roman-campaigns-in-britain-ad-48-58
Author(s): Graham Webster
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1993-01-05
ISBN-10: 0713472545
ISBN-13: 9780713472547
Language: English
Description: The Roman Conquest of Britain in AD 43 was one of the most important turning points in the history of the British Isles. It left a legacy still discernible today in the form of archaeological remain, road networks, land divisions and even language.In his much-acclaimed trilogy, now up-dated and revised, Dr Webster builds up a fascinating and lively picture of Britain in the first century AD and discussed in detail the various types of evidence and the theories based upon it.Caratacus' last stand against the Romans has a central place in the folklore of the Welsh Marches, where many a hill is claimed to be the site of the famous battle. But, as... more...
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Sat, 17 Oct 2020 01:36:08 GMT
Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family (by Andrew Zalewski) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/galician-trails-the-forgotten-story-of-one-family
Author(s): Andrew Zalewski
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Thelzo Press
Publish date: 2012-08-24
ISBN-10: 098558940X
ISBN-13: 9780985589400
Language: English
Description: This is the story of Galicia, once a crown land of the Austrian Empire, located in the center of Europe. Although largely forgotten today, Galicia was a vibrant, multicultural place where the lives of numerous ethnic and religious groups were intertwined for generations. Galician Trails explores every facet of this long-gone land, from tiny farming villages tucked into mountain passes, to towns filled with a variety of small industries and craftspeople, to modern cities with the conveniences of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The political struggles and wise compromises that kept Galicia’s citizens together for centuries, and... more...
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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 21:32:01 GMT
Magic: History, Theory, Practice (by Ernst Schertel) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/magic-history-theory-practice
Author(s): Ernst Schertel
Categories: History > Europe, Reference > General, Religion > General
Publisher: COTUM
Publish date: 2009-05-13
ISBN-10: 0578024578
ISBN-13: 9780578024578
Language: English
Description: In May of 2003, Timothy Ryback, the author of "Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life" had an article published in The Atlantic Monthly. In the article he detailed several of the books held in a portion of Hitler's library at Brown University. Mr. Ryback also mentioned some of the passages Hitler marked in these books. One particular passage was worthy of attention: "He who does not carry demonic seeds within him will never give birth to a new world." That passage appeared in the book "Magic: History / Theory / Practice", written by Dr. Ernst Schertel. Schertel was a researcher of alternative sexual practices, nudism, and the... more...
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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:22:05 GMT
Soft Borders: Rethinking Sovereignty and Democracy (by Julie Mostov) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/soft-borders-rethinking-sovereignty-and-democracy
Author(s): Julie Mostov
Categories: History > Europe, Political Science > Government, Political Science > International Relations, Political Science > Political Ideologies, Science > History
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2008-05-15
ISBN-10: 1403965536
ISBN-13: 9781403965530
Language: English
Description: Against hard border thinking and traditional notions of sovereignty, this work is an argument for soft borders and transnational citizenship exercised through multiple and overlapping polities: negotiable and fluid spaces of political association. The work does not romanticize movement, but recognizes the cruel grasp of border politics on people’s lives. It rejects a notion of sovereignty that fixes political identities into hierarchical geographies of place, facilitating the movement and well-being of some at the expense of others. The argument for soft borders is a plea to reverse the trend of... more...
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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:02:04 GMT
Politics and the Ruling Group in Putin's Russia (Studies in Central and Eastern Europe) (by Stephen White) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/politics-and-the-ruling-group-in-putins-russia-studies-in-central-and-eastern-europe
Author(s): Stephen White
Categories: History > Europe, Political Science > Constitutions
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2008-07-15
ISBN-10: 0230524834
ISBN-13: 9780230524835
Language: English
Description: There is little consensus about the nature of the political system that has emerged during the Putin presidency. This collection considers the issues arising in this connection, focusing more closely on institutions such as the presidency and the security police, and on the socioeconomic dimensions of political power.
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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:12:02 GMT
Niels Bohr's Times,: In Physics, Philosophy, and Polity (by Abraham Pais) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/niels-bohrs-times-in-physics-philosophy-and-polity
Author(s): Abraham Pais
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, History > Europe, Science > Nuclear Physics
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 1994-01-20
ISBN-10: 0198520484
ISBN-13: 9780198520481
Language: English
Description: Abraham Pais's life of Albert Einstein was one of the finest scientific biographies ever written. When it first appeared in 1982, Christian Science Monitor called it "an extraordinary biography of an extraordinary man," and Timothy Ferris, in The New York Times Book Review, said it was "the biography of Einstein he himself would have liked best," adding that "it is a work against which future scientific biographies will be measured." As a respected physicist himself, Pais was the first biographer to give Einstein's thinking its full due, yet despite the occasional high level of science needed to discuss Einstein's ideas, it was the winner of the... more...
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Wed, 14 Oct 2020 01:46:05 GMT
TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies (by Nigel West, Oleg Tsarev) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/triplex-secrets-from-the-cambridge-spies
Author(s): Nigel West, Oleg Tsarev
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2009-09-22
ISBN-10: 0300123477
ISBN-13: 9780300123470
Language: English
Description: TRIPLEX reveals more clearly than ever before the precise nature and extent of the damage done to the much-vaunted British intelligence establishment during World War II by the notorious “Cambridge Five” spy ring—Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, and John Cairncross. The code word TRIPLEX refers to an exceptionally sensitive intelligence source, one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war, which appears nowhere in any of the British government’s official histories. TRIPLEX was material extracted illicitly from the diplomatic pouches of neutral missions in wartime... more...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2020 04:46:09 GMT
Those of My Blood: Creating Noble Families in Medieval Francia (The Middle Ages Series) (by Constance Brittain Bouchard) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/those-of-my-blood-creating-noble-families-in-medieval-francia-the-middle-ages-series
Author(s): Constance Brittain Bouchard
Categories: History > Europe, Reference > General
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publish date: 2001-02-20
ISBN-10: 0812235908
ISBN-13: 9780812235906
Language: English
Description: For those who ruled medieval society, the family was the crucial social unit, made up of those from whom property and authority were inherited and those to whom it passed. One's kin could be one's closest political and military allies or one's fiercest enemies. While the general term used to describe family members was consanguinei mei, "those of my blood," not all of those relations-parents, siblings, children, distant cousins, maternal relatives, paternal ancestors, and so on-counted as true family in any given time, place, or circumstance. In the early and high Middle Ages, the "family" was a very different group than it is... more...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2020 04:22:04 GMT
Jutland: The Naval Staff Appreciation (by William Shliehauf) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/jutland-the-naval-staff-appreciation
Author(s): William Shliehauf
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish date: 2016-04-15
ISBN-10: 1848323174
ISBN-13: 9781848323179
Language: English
Description: Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War, was the most controversial engagement in the Royal Navy’s history. Falling well short of the total victory expected by the public, it rapidly sparked argument and ill-will within the Royal Navy, including disagreements among those in its highest echelons, many of whom had been directly involved in the battle. The first attempt to produce even an objective record was delayed and heavily censored, but this was followed by a more ambitious scheme to write a no-holds-barred critique of the fleet’s performance for use in training future officers at the Naval Staff College. This became the now... more...
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Sun, 11 Oct 2020 23:26:02 GMT
A History of India (by Burton Stein) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-history-of-india
Author(s): Burton Stein
Categories: History > Asia, History > Australia & New Zealand, History > Europe
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2010-04-12
ISBN-10: 1405195096
ISBN-13: 9781405195096
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 11 Oct 2020 23:22:08 GMT
Café Neandertal: Excavating Our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places (by Beebe Bahrami) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/caf-neandertal-excavating-our-past-in-one-of-europes-most-ancient-places
Author(s): Beebe Bahrami
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Civilization, History > Europe
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish date: 2017-03-21
ISBN-10: 1619027771
ISBN-13: 9781619027770
Language: English
Description: A brilliant and captivating journey into the lands, research, and mysteries of the Neandertals―and what these exciting discoveries reveal about our own humanity Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe’s most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. In Café Neandertal, Bahrami follows this compelling riddle along a path populated with colorful local... more...
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Sat, 10 Oct 2020 17:02:06 GMT
Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight's Cross (by Albrecht Wacker) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sniper-on-the-eastern-front-the-memoirs-of-sepp-allerberger-knights-cross
Author(s): Albrecht Wacker
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2012-06-19
ISBN-10: 1781590044
ISBN-13: 9781781590041
Language: English
Description: Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight’s Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiment’s only sniper specialist. In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in field craft,... more...
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Thu, 08 Oct 2020 02:16:07 GMT
Projections and Interface Conditions: Essays on Modularity (by Anna-Maria Di Sciullo) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/projections-and-interface-conditions-essays-on-modularity
Author(s): Anna-Maria Di Sciullo
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, History > Europe, Language Arts & Disciplines > Grammar, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 1997-06-12
ISBN-10: 0195104145
ISBN-13: 9780195104141
Language: English
Description: This collection of previously unpublished papers explores the implications of Chomsky's "Minimalist" framework for the modularity of grammar, which simplifies the "modular" approach he took in his Government and Binding theory of grammar. According to this theory autonomous grammatical components (phonological, syntactic, morphological, and semantic) coexist and interact like building blocks, using a given set of principles at given levels of representation. Chomsky's assertions have sparked a great deal of theoretical debate, especially with regard to the nature and interaction of each of the building blocks. The contributors to this volume join... more...
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Tue, 06 Oct 2020 17:46:12 GMT
Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000, Second Edition (History of Europe (St. Martins)) (by Roger Collins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/early-medieval-europe-300-1000-second-edition-history-of-europe-st-martins
Author(s): Roger Collins
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 1999-07-30
ISBN-10: 0312218869
ISBN-13: 9780312218867
Language: English
Description: This book offers a fascinating account of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the end of the tenth century. In its wide-ranging coverage of the period, it takes into account social, economic and political changes as well as the important cultural changes, including the rise of Islam and the recreation of a western empire under the Cardingians.
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Tue, 06 Oct 2020 01:06:02 GMT
The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West (by Tom Holland) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-forge-of-christendom-the-end-of-days-and-the-epic-rise-of-the-west-1
Author(s): Tom Holland
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > History, Religion > Theology
Publisher: Doubleday
Publish date: 2009-05-05
ISBN-10: 0385520581
ISBN-13: 9780385520584
Language: English
Description: In AD 900, few would have guessed that the splintering kingdoms of Christendom were candidates for future greatness. Hemmed in by implacable enemies on three sides, and by ocean on the fourth, it seemed that the Christian people had nowhere to turn. Indeed, there were many who feared—cast in the Millennium’s shadow—that they were nearing the time when the Antichrist would appear, drowning the world in blood and heralding its end. But the Antichrist did not appear, and Christendom did not collapse. Instead, forged from the convulsions of those terrible times, there emerged a new civilization as the Christian people... more...
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Sun, 04 Oct 2020 01:26:05 GMT
The Watch on the Rhine: The Military Occupation of the Rhineland (by Margaret Pawley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-watch-on-the-rhine-the-military-occupation-of-the-rhineland
Author(s): Margaret Pawley
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Science > Earth Sciences
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Publish date: 2007-12-15
ISBN-10: 1845114574
ISBN-13: 9781845114572
Language: English
Description: The Rhineland, scene of European conflict for generations, remained an intensely contentious area following the end of the hostilities of World War I. Under the Treaty of  Versailles the Rhineland remained German but was to be occupied by Allied troops for fifteen years -- a controversial and uncomfortable situation which inevitably caused great friction between rival European powers. The Watch on the Rhine deals with this eventful period of German history and the actions of the Inter-Allied Rhineland High Commission, which was set up to administer the Allied Armies from its headquarters at... more...
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Sat, 03 Oct 2020 01:42:08 GMT
We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France During the Holocaust (by Patrick Henry) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/we-only-know-men-the-rescue-of-jews-in-france-during-the-holocaust
Author(s): Patrick Henry
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr
Publish date: 2007-11-07
ISBN-10: 0813214939
ISBN-13: 9780813214931
Language: English
Description: Patrick Henry, working with more than one thousand unpublished autobiographical pages written by key rescuers and with documents, letters, and interviews never before available, reconsiders the Holocaust rescue of Jews on the plateau Vivarais-Lignon from 1939 to 1944. Henry carefully examines the general research of the last quarter century on rescue in that area of France, illuminating in detail the strengths and weaknesses of Philip Hallie's groundbreaking study Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed (1979) as they appear sixty years after the end of World War II. In highlighting the involvement of Catholics, Protestants, and Jews... more...
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Sat, 03 Oct 2020 01:16:08 GMT
History of the Russian Revolution (by Leon Trotsky) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/history-of-the-russian-revolution
Author(s): Leon Trotsky
Categories: History > Europe, Reference > General
Publisher: Pathfinder Pr
Publish date: 1980-06-01
ISBN-10: 0873488296
ISBN-13: 9780873488297
Language: English
Description: The classic account of the social, economic, and political dynamics of the first socialist revolution as told by one of its central leaders. Trotsky describes how, under Lenin s leadership, the Bolshevik Party led the working class, peasantry, and oppressed nationalities to overturn the monarchist regime of the landlords and capitalists and bring to power a government of the workers and peasants one that set an example for toilers the world over. Nowhere are those world-shattering events explained with more clarity and insight than in this powerful account. Unabridged edition, 3 vols. in one.
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Fri, 02 Oct 2020 23:36:08 GMT
The Penguin Atlas Of D-Day And The Normandy Campaign (by JOHN MAN) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-penguin-atlas-of-d-day-and-the-normandy-campaign
Author(s): JOHN MAN
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: VIKING
Publish date: 1994
ISBN-10: 0670856177
ISBN-13: 9780670856176
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 23:32:05 GMT
The History of Russian Christianity, Volume 1: From the Earliest Years Through Tsar Ivan IV (by Daniel H. Shubin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-history-of-russian-christianity-volume-1-from-the-earliest-years-through-tsar-ivan-iv
Author(s): Daniel H. Shubin
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > History
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Publish date: 2004-08-01
ISBN-10: 0875862888
ISBN-13: 9780875862880
Language: English
Description: From Apostle Andrew to the conclusion of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin presents the entire history of Christianity in Russia in a 3-volume series. The events, people and politics that forged the earliest traditions of Russian Christianity are presented objectively and intensively, describing the rise and dominance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the many dissenters and sectarian groups that evolved over the centuries (and their persecution), the presence of Catholicism and the influx of Protestantism and Judaism and other minority religions into Russia. The history covers the higher levels of ecclesiastical activity including the... more...
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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:26:04 GMT
A Handbook of the Scottish Gaelic World (by Michael Newton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-handbook-of-the-scottish-gaelic-world
Author(s): Michael Newton
Categories: History > Europe, Reference > General
Publisher: Four Courts Press
Publish date: 2000-10-01
ISBN-10: 185182541X
ISBN-13: 9781851825417
Language: English
Description: A Handbook of the Scottish Gaelic World focuses upon Gaelic cultural survival from the 12th to the 18th centuries.
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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 11:52:04 GMT
The Dnepr 1943: Hitler's eastern rampart crumbles (Campaign) (by Robert Forczyk) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-dnepr-1943-hitlers-eastern-rampart-crumbles-campaign
Author(s): Robert Forczyk
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2016-03-22
ISBN-10: 1472812379
ISBN-13: 9781472812377
Language: English
Description: Against the wishes of Hitler, German forces under Erich von Manstein were forced to retreat following the failure of their offensive at Kursk in July 1943. The weakened force had only one possible refuge, behind the wide Dnepr River. The race to the natural defensive line was on, with the Soviets launching one of their largest offensives of the war--with over two million men on the move. Expert Eastern Front historian Robert Forczyk describes the dramatic four-month campaign that saw the Red Army not only succeed in crossing the Dnepr at multiple points, but also liberate Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine. Revealing new... more...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:56:04 GMT
Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax (by Kate Berridge) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/madame-tussaud-a-life-in-wax
Author(s): Kate Berridge
Categories: Art > General, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish date: 2006-07-25
ISBN-10: 0060528478
ISBN-13: 9780060528478
Language: English
Description: Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor of one of the most tumultuous times in history, this intelligent, pragmatic businesswoman has also had an indelible impact on contemporary culture, planting the seed of our obsession with celebrity. In Madame Tussaud, Kate Berridge tells this fascinating woman's complete story for the first time, drawing upon a wealth of sources, including Tussaud's memoirs and historical archives. It is a grand-scale success story,... more...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 01:06:08 GMT
China: A New History, Second Enlarged Edition (by John King Fairbank, Merle Goldman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/china-a-new-history-second-enlarged-edition
Author(s): John King Fairbank, Merle Goldman
Categories: History > Asia, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2006-04-30
ISBN-10: 0674018281
ISBN-13: 9780674018280
Language: English
Description: John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. It remains a masterwork without parallel. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date, covering reforms in the post-Mao period through the early years of the twenty-first century, including the leadership of Hu Jintao. She also provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.
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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:16:01 GMT