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Across Cultural Borders by Eckhardt Fuchs et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.1 MB Overview: This innovative work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography. The contributors transcend a Eurocentric approach not only in terms of the individual historiographies they assess, but also in the methodologies they use for comparative analysis. Moving beyond the traditional national focus of historiography, the book offers a genuinely comparative consideration of the commonalities and differences in writing history. Distinguishing...

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Trading with the Enemy by Philip Leigh (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 5.5 MB Overview: While Confederate blockade runners famously carried the seaborne trade for the South during the American Civil War, the amount of Southern cotton exported to Europe was only half of that shipped illicitly to the North. Most went to New England textile mills where business “was better than ever,” according to textile mogul Amos Lawrence. Rhode Island senator William Sprague, a mill owner and son-in-law to Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase, was a...

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Religion & the Cold War by Philip Muehlenbeck (.PDF)

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Requirements: .PDF Reader | 2.3 MB Overview: The lines of armed conflict, and the catastrophic perils they portended, were shaped with shocking clarity in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Less clear is the role religious ideology played in the conflicts that defined the Cold War era. All too often, beliefs held sacred by some became tools to motivate action or create friction. In Religion and the Cold War, Philip Muehlenbeck assembles an international team of specialists to explore how religion...

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The Second World War in 100 Facts by Clive Pearson (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, AZW3 Reader, 0.6 MB Overview: The Second World War was the most widespread conflict in human history. Involving over 100 million people from more than thirty nations, it completely reshaped the world as we know it and led to the birth of the modern era. It gave rise to world leaders both iconic and infamous, instigated the break-up of empires and set the stage for the Cold War between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, which would last for over forty years. In Britain,...

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Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Cruisers by Gordon Williamson (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 3.9 MB Overview: Despite being relatively unknown compared to famous ships like Graf Spee or Bismarke, or the more famous U-boats, the Auxiliary Cruisers were immensely successful, not only in the number of enemy ships they sank, but in the resources which were tied up trying to track them down. The Royal Navy's auxiliary cruisers tended to be merchant vessels used to protect convoys from attack. The German Auxiliary Cruisers, however, heavily armed and usually carried...

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Edward Seymour: Lord Protector by Margaret Scard (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 8.1mb Overview: On the accession of the boy king, Edward VI in 1547, his uncle Edward Seymour became Lord Protector, Duke of Somerset and, overnight, the most powerful man in England. Foremost amongst the group of ambitious men who sought to govern, Seymour's usurpation of power set him on a course that ended on the block. To the common-folk Seymour was "The Good Duke," but to his fellow councillors he was a traitor. This is a story of power and ambition, failure and execution....

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The Arc of Boxing by Mike Silver (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 6.5 MB Overview: Are today’s boxers better than their predecessors, or is modern boxing a shadow of its former self? Boxing historians discuss the socioeconomic and demographic changes that have affected the quality, prominence and popularity of the sport over the past century. Among the interviewees are world-renowned scholars, some of the sport’s premier trainers, and former amateur and professional world champions. Chapters cover such topics as the ongoing...

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Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam by Bernard Lewis (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 3.1MB Overview: The Assassins is a comprehensive, readable, and authoritative account of history's first terrorists. An offshoot of the Ismaili Shi'ite sect of Islam, the Assassins were the first group to make systematic use of murder as a political weapon. Established in Iran and Syria in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, they aimed to overthrow the existing Sunni order in Islam and replace it with their own. They terrorized their foes with a series of dramatic murders of...

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Age of Roosevelt Vol 1 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.7MB Overview: The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933, volume one of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.'s Age of Roosevelt series, is the first of three books that interpret the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the early twentieth century in terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spokesman and symbol of the period. Portraying the United States from the Great War to the Great Depression, The Crisis of the Old Order...

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I Signed My Death Warrant by T.Ryle Dwyer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB Reader | 1.66 MB Overview: To Michael Collins, the signing of the treaty between Ireland and Britain in 1921 was a 'stepping stone'. Eamon de Valera called it 'treason'. The controversy surrounding the treaty and how it led to the Civil War of 1922-1923, is examined here. T. Ryle Dwyer not only takes an in-depth look at the characters and motivations of the two main Irish protaginaists but also gives many insights into the views and ideas of the other people involved on both sides if...

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Marking Evil by Amos Goldberg (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 2 mb Overview: Talking about the Holocaust has provided an international language for ethics, victimization, political claims, and constructions of collective identity. As part of a worldwide vocabulary, that language helps set the tenor of the era of globalization. This volume addresses manifestations of Holocaust-engendered global discourse by critically examining their function and inherent dilemmas, and the ways in which Holocaust related matters still instigate public...

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The Burning Season by Andrew Revkin (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.3 MB Overview: In this reissue of the environmental classic The Burning Season, with a new introduction by the author, Andrew Revkin artfully interweaves the moving story of Chico Mendes's struggle with the broader natural and human history of the world's largest tropical rain forest. "It became clear," writes Revkin, acclaimed science reporter for The New York Times, "that the murder was a microcosm of the larger crime: the unbridled destruction of the last great reservoir...

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Global Warming: A Very Peculiar History by Ian Graham(.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader | 1.2 MB | Version: Retail Overview: Which species of moth was nearly killed off by the fight for cleaner air? How does a cow's bottom contribute to global warming? Could warmer mean colder? All these questions and more are answered in 'Global Warming: A Very Peculiar History'. This book arms you with an introduction to the scientific concepts behind global warming then hits you hard with the bizarre and at times disputed facts that go along with the theory. 'Global Warming, A...

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Modern African Wars (4): Congo by Peter Abbott (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 3.6 MB Overview: In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. From the mid-1990s the country split again, becoming the battleground for the largest African war in history, as armies and rebel groups from Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Namibia and other countries crossed into the Congo to support one side or the other, or simply...

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US Marine Corps 1941–45 by Gordon L. Rottman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 13.2 MB Overview: While the US Marine Corps was one of the smallest of American armed services in World War II, its contribution to the final victory cannot be overstated. The US Marine Corps may have only comprised 5 percent of America's armed forces, but it suffered 10 percent of all World War II combat casualties. Above all, he amphibious nature of the war in the Pacific imposed on the Marine Corps greater tasks than any it had ever before been called upon to perform. This...

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Re:Cyclists by Michael Hutchinson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.2MB Overview: Somewhere in a German forest 200 years ago, during the darkest, wettest summer for centuries, the story of cycling began. The calls to ban it were more or less instant. Re:cyclists is the tale of what happened next, of how we have spent two centuries wheeling our way about town and country on bikes or on two-wheeled things that vaguely resembled what we now call bikes. Michael Hutchinson picks his way through those 200 years, discovering how cycling became a...

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Japanese Castles 1540–1640 by Stephen Turnbull (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 8.7MB Overview: The landscape of 16th- and 17th-century Japan was dominated by the graceful and imposing castles constructed by the powerful 'daimyo' of the period. In this the most turbulent era in Japanese history, these militarily sophisticated structures provided strongholds for the consolidation and control of territory, and inevitably they became the focus for many of the great sieges of Japanese history: Nagashino (1575), Kitanosho (1583), Odawara (1590), Fushimi (1600),...

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La danza de los cuervos by Javier Rebolledo [SPA] (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, PDF Reader , 5.1MB Overview: Seis años tomó al periodista Javier Rebolledo romper el entramado de silencios, mentiras y omisiones que quedó en evidencia tras las primeras declaraciones judiciales del exempleado civil de los aparatos represivos de la dictadura chilena, Jorgelino Vergara, ante el ministro Víctor Montiglio. Siguiendo de cerca los avances de las investigaciones policiales y estrechando el círculo con una implacable vocación periodística, Rebolledo logra exponer en...

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The Great Rescue by Peter Hernon (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.3 MB | Retail Overview: Published in commemoration of the centennial of America's entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe—a unique war history that offers a fresh, compelling look at this epic time. When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, the new German luxury ocean liner SS Vaterland was interned in New York Harbor, where it remained docked for nearly three years—until the United...

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The Sopranos, The Vanity Fair by Sam Kashner et al (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.2MB Overview: First airing in 1999, The Sopranos may be the best television show of all time, forever changing the public’s expectations of what a television series can be and winning 21 Emmy Awards during its eight-year run. On the fifth anniversary of the show’s hotly debated series finale, in 2007, Vanity Fair releases a 20,000 word e-book, the untold, behind the scenes story of The Sopranos. With this oral history, expanded from the article in...

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Legacy of Iraq by Benjamin Isakhan (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 5.3MB Overview: The Legacy of Iraq' critically reflects on the abject failure of the 2003 intervention to turn Iraq into a liberal democracy, underpinned by free-market capitalism, its citizens free to live in peace and prosperity. It argues that mistakes made by the coalition and the Iraqi political elite set a sequence of events in motion that have had devastating consequences for Iraq, the Middle East and for the rest of the world. Today, as the nation faces perhaps its...

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Kaiser Bill: New Look at Wilhelm II by Blaine Taylor (.ePUB)

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Requirements: Any ePUB Reader, 3.4 MB Overview: Overview: Wilhelm II (27 January 1859 - 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe, three notable contemporary relations being his first cousins King George V of the United Kingdom, Marie of Romania, Queen consort of Romania and second...

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Land of Blue Helmets by Vijay Prashad (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 2 MB Overview: Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and political mediation. It was also there that the UN found itself trapped in, and sometimes part of, confounding geopolitical tensions in key international conflicts in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods, such as hostilities between Palestine and Iraq and between Libya and...

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The Mughal Empire by John F. Richards (.PDF)

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Requirements: .PDF Reader, 21MB Overview: The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states known in pre-modern world history. It was founded in the early 1500s and by the end of the following century the Mughal emperor ruled almost the entire Indian subcontinent with a population of between 100 and 150 millions. As well as military success, the Mughal emperors displayed immense wealth and the ceremonies, etiquette, music, poetry, and exquisitely executed paintings and objects of the imperial...

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Meno & Other Dialogues by Plato, Robin Waterfield (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 16,6 MB Overview: A unique selection of four dialogues in which Plato considers virtue– individual virtue as well as virtue as a whole– and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship. The later Meno discusses the concept of virtue as awhole, and whether it is something that can be taught. Plato is a major figure in the history of Western philosophy, and these dialogues are an essential part of his work....

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Hell Hath No Fury by Rosalind Miles, et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB Reader 0.4 Mb Overview: An engaging collection that uncovers injustices in history and overturns misconceptions about the role of women in war. When you think of war, you think of men, right? Not so fast. In Hell Hath No Fury, Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross prove that although many of their stories have been erased or forgotten, women have played an integral role in wars throughout history. In witty and compelling biographical essays categorized and alphabetized for easy reference,...

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Scorched Earth: Australia's Secret Plan by Sue Rosen (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 14.9MB Overview: In 1942 the threat of Japanese invasion hung over Australia. The men were fighting overseas, fighting on other fronts, and Prime Minister Curtin ordered state governments to prepare. From January 1942, a team frantically pulled together secret plans for a "scorched earth" strategy. The goal was to prevent the Japanese from seizing resources for their war machine as they landed, and capturing Australians as slaves as they had done in Malaysia and elsewhere in...

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Manzikert 1071 by David Nicolle (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 23.8 MB Overview: On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the Byzantine emperor captured and much of his fabled Varangian guard killed. This battle is seen as the primary trigger of the Crusades, and as the moment when the power of the East Roman or Byzantine Empire was irreparably broken. The Saljuq victory...

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Sex Crimes under the Wehrmacht by David Raub Snyder (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 0.95MB Overview: In this groundbreaking work, David Raub Snyder offers a nuanced investigation into the German army’s prosecution and punishment of sex offenders during the Second World War. In so doing, Snyder restores balance to the literature regarding the military administration of justice under Hitler and to the historiography of sexuality and the Third Reich. Although scholars have devoted considerable attention to military offenses, the literature is largely silent...

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The Production of Difference by David R. Roediger (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.4 MB Overview: In 1907, pioneering labor historian and economist John Commons argued that U.S. management had shown just one "symptom of originality," namely "playing one race against the other." In this eye-opening book, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch offer a radically new way of understanding the history of management in the United States, placing race, migration, and empire at the center of what has sometimes been narrowly seen as a search for...

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