Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815

By Stephen Budiansky

In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing tale of the U.S. military through the battle of 1812, while an upstart American fleet fought off the mythical Royal army and verified the USA as an international energy for the 1st time.
Through shiny re-creations of riveting and dramatic encounters at sea, Budiansky indicates how this underdog coterie of seamen and their visionary secretary of the military mixed bravery and strategic brilliance to defeat the British, who had ruled the seas for greater than centuries.  A gripping and crucial hsitory, this is often the army and political tale of the way the U.S. military grew to become an everlasting and crucial a part of the nation’s defense.

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Auge y caída del antiguo Egipto

By Toby Wilkinson

Los angeles historia del antiguo Egipto y l. a. extraordinaria civilización que floreció en los bancos del Nilo es una historia increíble repleta de acontecimientos excepcionales. Entre otros, l. a. construcción de las pirámides, l. a. conquista de Nubia, l. a. revolución religiosa de Akenaton, el poder y los angeles belleza de Nefertiti, l. a. vida y l. a. muerte de Tutankamon, l. a. crueldad de Ramsés, l. a. invasión de Alejandro Magno y los angeles relación deadly de Cleopatra con Roma que acabó con l. a. caída del Egipto ptolomeico. Por primera vez vemos los angeles imparable propaganda del poder, los angeles política a cara de perro, los angeles brutalidad y los angeles represión que yacen tras l. a. apariencia de una monarquía imperturbable, así como los extraordinarios logros que los angeles hicieron famosa.

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Wasteland with Words: A Social History of Iceland

By Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon

Iceland appears to be like to many a rustic shrouded in secret and legend, and marked via contradiction: part of Europe, and but separated from it by means of the Atlantic Ocean; probably inhospitable, and but domestic to greater than 300,000 souls.Wasteland with phrases explores the evolution and transformation of Icelandic society and tradition, investigating the literary and historic components that created the wealthy cultural historical past loved via Icelanders this day. Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon offers a wide-ranging and specified research of the island’s heritage, analyzing how a nineteenth-century economic system in response to the industries of fishing and agriculture – one of many poorest in Europe – turned a disproportionately huge fiscal strength within the past due 20th century, whereas holding its powerful experience of cultural id. the new monetary and political cave in of the rustic can be assessed, within the mild of the ancient improvement of the island. With a spotlight at the lives of person Icelanders all through, the publication seeks to chart the substantial adjustments during this country’s heritage in the course of the influence and influence at the Icelandic humans themselves.Wasteland with phrases is a entire learn of the island’s social and historic improvement, from tiny fishing settlements to a world financial strength. it's going to attract somebody drawn to or learning this such a lot enigmatic of islands, and in addition to these drawn to cultural and social heritage as an entire.

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

By James L. Swanson

NEW YORK occasions bestselling writer James Swanson promises a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

Based on infrequent archival fabric, imprecise trial manuscripts, and interviews with kin of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast moving mystery concerning the pursuit and catch of John Wilkes sales space: a wild twelve-day chase throughout the streets of Washington, D.C., around the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

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The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

By Christopher Kelly

The Roman Empire used to be a impressive success. It had a inhabitants of sixty million humans unfold throughout lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates, and from the Rhine to the North African coast. It used to be, specially else, an empire of force--employing a mix of violence, suppression, order, and tactical use of strength to advance an astonishingly uniform culture.

Here, historian Christopher Kelly covers the background of the Empire from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, describing the empire's formation, and its political, spiritual, cultural, and social buildings. It seems to be on the day-by-day lives of the Empire's humans: either these in Rome in addition to these residing in its furthest colonies. Romans used staggering logistical feats, political savvy, and army oppression to rule their titanic empire. This Very brief advent examines how they "romanised" the cultures they conquered, implementing their very own tradition which will subsume them thoroughly. The e-book additionally seems to be at how the Roman Empire has been thought of and depicted in additional contemporary occasions, from the writings of Edward Gibbon to the Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. it's going to end up a priceless creation for readers attracted to classical history.

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Challenger: An American Tragedy: The Inside Story from Launch Control

By Hugh Harris

On January 28, 1986, the gap shuttle Challenger launched from the Kennedy house heart in Florida. Seventy-three seconds after release, the fiery breach of a superb motor joint triggered a rupture of the propellant tanks, and a shocked country watched as flames engulfed the craft, killing all seven team participants on board. It was once Hugh Harris, “the voice of release control,” whom audiences around the kingdom heard counting all the way down to lift-off on that fateful day.
With over fifty years of expertise with NASA’s missions, Harris offers the tale of the Challenger tragedy as in simple terms an insider can. With by-the-second bills of the spacecraft’s release and a accomplished evaluate of the consequent research, Harris supplies readers a behind-the-scenes examine the devastating coincidence that grounded the travel fleet for over years. This publication tells the complete tale of the Challenger’s tragic legacy.

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Digging through History: Archaeology and Religion from Atlantis to the Holocaust

By Richard A. Freund

Digging via History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's trip via essentially the most attention-grabbing archaeological websites of human history―including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the useless Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. each one bankruptcy takes readers via a special archaeological web site, displaying what we will know about previous non secular lifestyles and spiritual religion throughout the artifacts came upon there, in addition to what has given each one web site such robust "staying energy" over the years.

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Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World)

By Jonathan Marc Gribetz

As the Israeli-Palestinian clash persists, aspiring peacemakers proceed to go looking for the correct territorial dividing line that may fulfill either Israeli and Palestinian nationalist calls for. the present view assumes that this fight is not anything greater than a dispute over genuine property. Defining Neighbors boldly demanding situations this view, laying off new mild on how Zionists and Arabs understood one another within the earliest years of Zionist cost in Palestine and suggesting that the present singular specialize in limitations misses key parts of the conflict.

Drawing on archival files in addition to newspapers and different print media from the ultimate many years of Ottoman rule, Jonathan Gribetz argues that Zionists and Arabs in pre-World conflict I Palestine and the wider heart East didn't reflect on each other or interpret each one other's activities basically by way of territory or nationalism. fairly, they tended to view their acquaintances in non secular terms--as Jews, Christians, or Muslims--or as contributors of "scientifically" outlined races--Jewish, Arab, Semitic, or another way. Gribetz indicates how those groups perceived each other, now not as strangers vying for ownership of a land that every considered as completely their very own, yet fairly as deeply regular, if from time to time mythologized or distorted, others. Overturning traditional knowledge in regards to the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian clash, Gribetz demonstrates how the likely intractable nationalist contest in Israel and Palestine used to be, at its begin, conceived of in very varied terms.

Courageous and deeply compelling, Defining Neighbors is a landmark publication that essentially recasts our realizing of the trendy Jewish-Arab come across and of the center East clash today.

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A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era (Bioethics and the Humanities)

In 1907, Indiana handed the world’s first involuntary sterilization legislations according to the speculation of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen overseas international locations swimsuit. even though the Indiana statute was once later declared unconstitutional, different legislation proscribing immigration and regulating marriage on "eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in influence within the U.S. as overdue because the Seventies. A Century of Eugenics in the United States assesses the historical past of eugenics within the usa and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome undertaking. The essays discover the early aid of obligatory sterilization by means of medical professionals and legislators; the implementation of eugenic schemes in Indiana, Georgia, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Alabama; the felony and social demanding situations to sterilization; and the clients for a eugenics flow basing its claims on glossy genetic science.

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