Category: History

  • A Brief History of the Cold War

    The chilly conflict was once a very important clash in American heritage. At stake was once no matter if the area will be ruled via the forces of totalitarianism led via the Soviet Union, or encouraged via the foundations of monetary and political freedom embodied within the usa. The chilly warfare confirmed the US because the chief of the loose international and a world superpower. It formed U.S. army process, monetary coverage, and family politics for almost 50 years.

    In A short historical past of the chilly War, distinctive students Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding recount the pivotal occasions of this protracted fight and clarify the innovations that finally resulted in victory for freedom. They examine the advance and implementation of containment, détente, and at last President Reagan's philosophy: "they lose, we win." The chilly struggle teaches vital classes approximately statecraft and America's fundamental function within the world.
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  • Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe c.1683-1867

    This ebook addresses a couple of interrelated subject matters over 200 years and extra within the political, non secular, cultural, and social heritage of a wide yet frequently missed swathe of the eu continent. It seeks--against the grain of traditional presentations--to understand the period from the later 17th to the later 19th century as an entire, and to illustrate continuities, in addition to casting gentle on key points of the evolution in the direction of glossy statehood and nationwide information in primary Europe, and the crises of ancien-régime buildings there within the face of recent demanding situations at domestic and abroad.

    Each of the essays--some formerly released, and others to be had for the 1st time in English--is meant to be free-standing and obtainable by itself; yet also they are designed to slot jointly and exhibit linkages and customary flooring. a lot realization is dedicated to the Austrian or Habsburg lands, specially the interaction of the most territories which comprised them. A crucial factor here's the evolution of the dominion of Hungary, from its complete acquisition by means of the Habsburgs at first of the interval to the emergence of the twin Austro-Hungarian Monarchy on the finish. however the chapters additionally variety extra widely, either territorially and chronologically.

    Though a lot of the scholarship underpinning this masterly exploration should be unusual to many readers, it is a an elegantly written and stimulating assortment, which displays the exploratory and person personality of the essay as a genre.
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  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Volume 3

    By Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad

    The Cambridge historical past of the chilly warfare is a complete, overseas heritage of the clash that ruled global politics within the 20th century. The three-volume sequence, written by way of top foreign specialists within the box, elucidates how the chilly struggle advanced from the geopolitical, ideological, monetary and socio-political setting of the 2 international Wars and the interwar period, and explains the worldwide dynamics of the chilly struggle overseas approach. It emphasises how the chilly battle bequeathed stipulations, demanding situations and conflicts that form overseas affairs this day. With discussions of demography and intake, girls and adolescence, technological know-how and know-how, ethnicity and race, the volumes surround the social, highbrow and monetary background of the 20th century, laying off new gentle at the evolution of the chilly struggle. via its quite a few geographical and nationwide angles, the sequence indicates a metamorphosis of the sphere from a countrywide - basically American - to a broader foreign procedure.
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  • Una de romanos: Un paseo por la historia de Roma

    By Carlos Goñi

    Cuando todavía existían los cines de barrio y los géneros cinematográficos estaban en su momento de esplendor, los espectadores iban a ver una del oeste, una de aventuras, una policíaca, una romántica... o una de romanos. Las películas sobre l. a. Antigua Roma fueron durante algunas décadas un género boyante que nutrió l. a. imaginación de jóvenes y adultos. Y es que el interés y los angeles fascinación por el mundo romano han perdurado a lo largo de los siglos y han llegado hasta nuestros días. Con sus guerras y expansiones, sus tensiones políticas, sus luchas sociales, sus ritos y sus mitos, ese mundo tan alejado en el tiempo tiene no pocos puntos de contacto con nuestras realidades contemporáneas, y no pocas veces, a través del cine, los angeles literatura o los angeles historia, nos miramos en él buscando reflejos que nos resultan reconocibles, porque somos profundamente romanos. Este libro propone un delicioso y desprejuiciado paseo por los grandes momentos y las escenas legendarias de los angeles historia romana. Con una prosa ágil y una sucesión de jugosas anécdotas, el autor nos guía por los angeles mítica fundación de Roma, el rapto de las Sabinas, el suicidio de Lucrecia, los angeles personalidad de Aníbal, el asesinato de Julio César, l. a. paz de Augusto, los grandes nombres de l. a. literatura latina, entre ellos Horacio, Virgilio o Cicerón, el origen y sentido de frases que han llegado a nuestros días, como “calendas griegas” o “victoria pírrica”, el último día de Pompeya, l. a. legendaria nariz de Cleopatra, los angeles revuelta de los esclavos liderados por Espartaco, el poder de l. a. oratoria de los senadores romanos, los angeles guerra de las Galias, el circo y sus gladiadores, las pisadas del caballo de Atila y las lágrimas de San Agustín... Y cada capítulo se completa con una sucesión de agudas reflexiones, pinceladas que conectan esas historias del pasado con nuestro presente, a través de los sorprendentes paralelismos que l. a. historia nos regala. Un sugestivo paseo por los angeles historia de Roma. Un libro repleto de información, divertido y sugerente.
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  • From Eve to Dawn, A History of Women in the World, Volume 2: The Masculine Mystique: From Feudalism to the French Revolution

    By Marilyn French

    Studying feudalism in Europe and Japan and eu expropriation of lands and peoples around the globe, Marilyn French poses a provocative query: how and why did ladies, with out energy or independence, nourish and look after the family and their very own culture?

    Marilyn French’s The Women’s Room crystallized the problems that ignited the women’s flow and was once translated into twenty languages. She bought her PhD from Harvard and taught English at Hofstra collage, Harvard college, and Holy go College.

    Internationally acclaimed writer and critic Margaret Atwood is the writer of diverse works of fiction, together with The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin.
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  • Balsamic Vinegars: Tradition, Technology, Trade

    This ebook offers a transparent description of all of the balsamic vinegars and/or comparable items produced on this planet, their transformations in composition, caliber and use. This encompasses all of the steps for the creation of conventional Balsamic Vinegar: grape composition, crushing, focus of the needs to, alcoholic and acetic fermentation, growing older, sensorial houses and caliber of the ultimate product. This book covers greatly all of the balsamic vinegars, specifically the commercial ones that experience a truly huge industry and diffusion.
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  • The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day (Spectre)

    An crucial compendium of reflections at the reviled, excellent, and voltaic get together of might 1st, the overseas may perhaps Day holiday
    may perhaps 1st is an afternoon that when made the wealthy and robust cower in worry and prompted Parliament to prohibit the Maypole—a incredible and riotous day of rebirth, renewal, and refusal. This book’s reflections at the crimson and the Green—out of which arguably the single wish for the long run lies—are populated by means of the likes of local American anarchocommunist Lucy Parsons, the sidestep progressive Union stream, Karl Marx, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and numerous others, either sentient and verdant. The publication is a forceful reminder of the prospects of the long run, for the arriving of a time whilst the strong will fall, the commons restored, and a greater international born anew.
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  • Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. Vol. 1, Indians and Spain. Vol. 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 vols. in one

    By Paul Horgan

    Winner of either the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize for historical past, nice River was once hailed as a literary masterpiece and enduring vintage whilst it first seemed in 1954. it's an epic background of 4 civilizations—Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American—that humans the Southwest via ten centuries. With the ability of a novelist, the veracity of a pupil, and the affection of a long-time resident, Paul Horgan describes the Rio Grande, its position in human background, and the overlapping cultures that experience grown up along it or entered into clash over the land it traverses. Now in its fourth revised variation, nice River continues to be a enormous a part of American historic writing.
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  • The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

    By Christopher Clark

    One of The long island instances ebook Review’s 10 most sensible Books of the Year

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times publication Prize (History)

    The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to struggle in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of global struggle I.

    Drawing on new scholarship, Clark bargains a clean examine international struggle I, focusing now not at the battles and atrocities of the struggle itself, yet at the complicated occasions and relationships that led a bunch of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict.

    Clark lines the trails to conflict in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts among the most important selection facilities in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and examines the a long time of heritage that proficient the occasions of 1914 and info the mutual misunderstandings and accidental indications that drove the quandary ahead in a couple of brief weeks.

    Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers is a dramatic and authoritative chronicle of Europe’s descent right into a conflict that tore the area apart.

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  • Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen

    By Anna Whitelock

    She was once the 1st girl to inherit the throne of britain, a key participant in a single of Britain’s stormiest eras, and a pacesetter whose unwavering religion and rapid retribution earned her the nickname “Bloody Mary.” Now, during this impassioned and soaking up debut, historian Anna Whitelock deals a contemporary standpoint on Mary Tudor and units the list directly as soon as and for all on one in every of history’s so much compelling and maligned rulers.
    Though frequently overshadowed by way of her long-reigning sister, Elizabeth I, Mary lived a lifestyles choked with defiance, melancholy, and triumph. Born the daughter of the infamous King Henry VIII and the Spanish Katherine of Aragon, younger Mary used to be a princess in each experience of the word—schooled in regal customs, proficient via the easiest students, coveted through ecu royalty, and betrothed earlier than she had reached the age of 3. but in a decade’s time, within the wake of King Henry’s holiday with the pope, she was once declared a bastard, disinherited, and demoted from “princess” to “lady.” Ever her deeply religious mother’s daughter, Mary refused to simply accept her new prestige or to acknowledge Henry’s new spouse, Anne Boleyn, as queen. The fallout along with her father and his counselors approximately destroyed the teenage Mary, who confronted imprisonment or even death. 

    It will be an outright conflict for Mary to paintings herself again into the king’s want, declare her rightful position within the Tudor line, and finally develop into queen of britain, yet her coronation wouldn't finish her struggles. She flouted the competition and married Philip of Spain, sought to revive Catholicism to the country, and fiercely punished the resistance. yet underneath her courageous and regal external was once a based lady susceptible to anxiousness, whose deepest traumas of phantom pregnancies, debilitating health problems, and unrequited love performed out within the public glare of the fickle court. 
    Anna Whitelock, an acclaimed younger British historian, chronicles this specified woman’s existence from her beginnings as a heralded princess to her competition along with her sister to her ascent as ruler. In incredible element, Whitelock unearths that Mary Tudor used to be now not the weak-willed failure as so frequently rendered through conventional narratives yet a fancy determine of large braveness, choice, and humanity.
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