Publisher :Random House Digital, Inc. Release Date :2006 ISBN 13: Total Pages :712 pages Rating :4.9/5 (39 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A World Undone :
Download or Read book A World Undone written by G. J. Meyer and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2006 with total page 712 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A narrative of the First World War examines the brutal conflict that transformed the face of Europe, paved the way for the rise of the Soviet Union and Hitler, and had repercussions that even today affect the stability of the Middle East and the Balkans.
Publisher :Miraclaire Publishing Release Date :2021-04-05 ISBN 13: Total Pages :678 pages Rating :4./5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt TRIUMPH OF RACISM: The History of White Supremacy in Africa and How Shithole Entered the U.S Presidential Lexicon :
Download or Read book TRIUMPH OF RACISM: The History of White Supremacy in Africa and How Shithole Entered the U.S Presidential Lexicon written by Emmanuel Neba-Fuh and published by Miraclaire Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-05 with total page 678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Emmanuel Neba-Fuh in this comprehensive chronological compilation and thorough narrative of the history of white supremacy in Africa provide an unflinching fresh case that African poverty - a central tenet of the “shithole” demonization, is not a natural feature of geography or a consequence of culture, but a direct product of imperial extraction from the continent – a practice that continues into the present. A brutal and nefarious tale of slave trade, genocides, massacres, dictators supported, progressive leaders murdered, weapon-smuggling, cloak-and-dagger secret services, corruption, international conspiracy, and spectacular military operations, he raised the most basic and fundamental question - how was Africa (the world’s richest continent) raped and reduced to what Donald J. Trump called “shithole?” (V. Mbanwie )
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2016-05-16 ISBN 13:1440841225 Total Pages :397 pages Rating :4.4/5 (44 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt World War I: The Essential Reference Guide :
Download or Read book World War I: The Essential Reference Guide written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-05-16 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: With its authoritative reference entries, multiple introductory and perspective essays, primary source documents, detailed chronology, and bibliography, this single-volume reference provides all the key information readers need to understand this monumental conflict. • Includes perspective essays on such widely debated topics as what was the primary cause of World War I and whether the conflict made World War II inevitable • Supplies important primary source documents—such as the Balfour Declaration and the Zimmermann Telegram—that serve to put historical events into clearer context for students • Provides essential reference material for students, including entries on all the key events, people, and organizations, as well as a detailed chronology, key images, and maps
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2015-09-22 ISBN 13:1610697863 Total Pages :609 pages Rating :4.1/5 (61 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Wars That Changed History: 50 of the World's Greatest Conflicts :
Download or Read book Wars That Changed History: 50 of the World's Greatest Conflicts written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-09-22 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A thorough study of significant wars throughout history and their influence on world affairs—from the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmore III's Campaigns during 479–459 BCE through the Iraq War of 2003–2011. • Features Illustrations, maps, and photographs to visually engage readers • Discusses the significance of major conflicts and their broad historical consequences • Offers the most recent interpretations as to the causes and effects of each war covered • Provides a list of books for additional reading to expand learning opportunities • Reveals the meaning of the term "tech-tac disjoint" and explains its relevance to to modern use of technology-enabled weaponry
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2016-09-06 ISBN 13:1610698029 Total Pages :545 pages Rating :4.1/5 (61 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Roots and Consequences of 20th-Century Warfare: Conflicts that Shaped the Modern World :
Download or Read book The Roots and Consequences of 20th-Century Warfare: Conflicts that Shaped the Modern World written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-09-06 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This unique reference book introduces readers to the causes and effects of the 20th century's most significant conflicts—and explains how the impact of these conflicts still resonates today. • Supplies introductory essays that provide detailed overviews of each conflict, as well as an in-depth look at the causes and consequences of these critical 20th-century events • Enables students to improve their critical thinking by helping them to identify, analyze, and evaluate the relationships among multiple historical causes and effects • Offers clear, accessible coverage of key 20th-century conflicts, such as the Irish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, African Independence Wars, the Iran-Iraq War, and others
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2019-05-10 ISBN 13:1440863695 Total Pages :763 pages Rating :4.4/5 (44 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt World War I: A Country-by-Country Guide [2 volumes] :
Download or Read book World War I: A Country-by-Country Guide [2 volumes] written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-05-10 with total page 763 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book offers detailed coverage of every country that played a significant role in World War I, from key participants, including France, Germany, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and the United States, to smaller nations such as Bulgaria, Montenegro, and New Zealand. • Provides a detailed overview of World War I from the perspective of each country that fought in the conflict • Offers historical context for the level of involvement in World War I of 22 countries, including the reasons they entered the war and the consequences for each nation when the war ended • Includes "Did You Know?" sidebars on interesting details, statistics, or other information related to the countries covered in the book
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2017-11-06 ISBN 13:1351654713 Total Pages :292 pages Rating :4.5/5 (351 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Modernization of the Western World :
Download or Read book The Modernization of the Western World written by John McGrath and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-06 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Modernization of the Western World presents an overview of the history of Western civilization and provides readers with the intellectual tools they need to comprehend how societies function and change. Covering Western history from ancient history to the current era of globalization, it draws on the tradition of historical sociology to describe the forces of social change and what they have meant to the lives of the people caught in the midst of them. This second edition is revised throughout to bring the content up to date with recent developments and discusses key themes such as terrorism, refugees, the European Union and multinational corporations. It also includes a new chapter on the Ancient World, covering this era from the advent of urbanization and agriculture in the Middle East to the fall of Rome and emergence of Christianity, providing valuable historical context. Clear and concise, this book succinctly illustrates the essential turning points in the history of Western society and identifies the economic, social, political and cultural forces that are transforming the wider world to this day. Illustrated with maps and images and containing a glossary and new boxed features explaining key concepts, this is the perfect introductory book for students of the development of Western civilization.
Publisher :Delacorte Press Release Date :2006-05-30 ISBN 13:0440335876 Total Pages :704 pages Rating :4.4/5 (44 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A World Undone :
Download or Read book A World Undone written by G. J. Meyer and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2006-05-30 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Drawing on exhaustive research, this intimate account details how World War I reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of our modern world “Thundering, magnificent . . . [A World Undone] is a book of true greatness that prompts moments of sheer joy and pleasure. . . . It will earn generations of admirers.”—The Washington Times On a summer day in 1914, a nineteen-year-old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. While the world slumbered, monumental forces were shaken. In less than a month, a combination of ambition, deceit, fear, jealousy, missed opportunities, and miscalculation sent Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, German troops streaming toward Paris, and a vast Russian army into war, with England as its ally. As crowds cheered their armies on, no one could guess what lay ahead in the First World War: four long years of slaughter, physical and moral exhaustion, and the near collapse of a civilization that until 1914 had dominated the globe. Praise for A World Undone “Meyer’s sketches of the British Cabinet, the Russian Empire, the aging Austro-Hungarian Empire . . . are lifelike and plausible. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. . . . [A World Undone] has an instructive value that can scarcely be measured”—Los Angeles Times “An original and very readable account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century.”—Steve Gillon, resident historian, The History Channel
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2017-03-27 ISBN 13:135180586X Total Pages :389 pages Rating :4.5/5 (351 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Great War and Americans in Europe, 1914-1917 :
Download or Read book The Great War and Americans in Europe, 1914-1917 written by Kenneth D. Rose and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Great War Chronology -- Introduction -- 1 American Witnesses: Europe Goes to War -- 2 Atrocities -- 3 Militarism -- 4 Men at War -- 5 Women at War -- 6 Reporters -- 7 Diplomats -- 8 The Peaceful Americans -- Conclusion -- Primary Sources with Biographical Notes -- Index
Publisher :Sourcebooks, Inc. Release Date :2014-10-07 ISBN 13:1402293453 Total Pages :301 pages Rating :4.0/5 (42 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Best Little Stories from World War I :
Download or Read book Best Little Stories from World War I written by C. Brian Kelly and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Behind the tangled alliances, feuding royals, and deadly battles are the nearly 100 riveting true stories of the men and women who lived, fought, and survived the first Great War. Based on the writings of soldiers, politicians, kings, nurses, and military leaders, Best Little Stories from World War I humanizes their foibles, triumphs, and tragedies—and chronicles how the emergence of fervent national pride led not only to ruthless combat, but a critical turning point in the twentieth century. Fascinating characters come to life, including: Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnavon, who turned her husband's Highclere Castle into a luxurious military hospital for British officers (and inspired the hit television show Downton Abbey). Otto Roosen, the high-flying German reconnaissance pilot, who was shot down not only one but twice—first by the Canadian ace Billy Bishop and then by a fellow German—and survived. Arthur Guy Empey, the American who volunteered for the British Army after the sinking of the Lusitania, then wrote a bestselling memoir about life in the muddy trenches of the western front.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2018-11-01 ISBN 13:1350015768 Total Pages :192 pages Rating :4.5/5 (35 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Postcards from the Trenches :
Download or Read book Postcards from the Trenches written by Irene Guenther and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: German art student Otto Schubert was 22 years old when he was drafted into the Great War. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. During the battles of Ypres and Verdun, Schubert filled dozens of military-issued 4” x 6” cards with vivid images depicting the daily realities and tragedies of war. Beautifully illustrated with full-color reproductions of his exquisite postcards, as well as his wartime sketches, woodcuts, and two lithograph portfolios, Postcards from the Trenches is Schubert's war diary, love journal, and life story. His powerful artworks illuminate and document in a visual language the truths of war. Postcards from the Trenches offers the first full account of Otto Schubert, soldier-artist of the Great War, rising art star in the 1920s, prolific graphic artist and book illustrator, one of the “degenerate” artists defamed by the Nazis, and a man shattered by the Second World War and the Cold War. Created in the midst of enormous devastation, Schubert's haunting visual missives are as powerful and relevant today as they were a century ago. His postcards are both a young man's token of love and longing and a soldier's testimony of the Great War. **Please note that this will work best on a colour device**
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing USA Release Date :2017-05-30 ISBN 13:1620409836 Total Pages :384 pages Rating :4.2/5 (62 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt America and the Great War :
Download or Read book America and the Great War written by Margaret E. Wagner and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Titles of the Year for 2017 "A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history. It's an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told." --David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEAR From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance to the conflict's victims, most Americans opposed direct involvement. Their country was immersed in its own internal struggles, including attempts to curb the power of business monopolies, reform labor practices, secure proper treatment for millions of recent immigrants, and expand American democracy. Yet from the first, the war deeply affected American emotions and the nation's commercial, financial, and political interests. The menace from German U-boats and failure of U.S. attempts at mediation finally led to a declaration of war, signed by President Wilson on April 6, 1917. America and the Great War commemorates the centennial of that turning point in American history. Chronicling the United States in neutrality and in conflict, it presents events and arguments, political and military battles, bitter tragedies and epic achievements that marked U.S. involvement in the first modern war. Drawing on the matchless resources of the Library of Congress, the book includes many eyewitness accounts and more than 250 color and black-and-white images, many never before published. With an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Kennedy, America and the Great War brings to life the tempestuous era from which the United States emerged as a major world power.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2014-10-01 ISBN 13:1922132756 Total Pages :576 pages Rating :4.2/5 (922 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Our Friend the Enemy :
Download or Read book Our Friend the Enemy written by David W. Cameron and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Our Friend the Enemy is the first detailed history of the Gallipoli campaign at Anzac since Charles Bean’s Official History. Viewed from both sides of the wire and described in first-hand accounts. Australian Captain Herbert Layh recounted that as they approached the beach on 25 April that, once we were behind cover the Turks turned their .. [fire] on us, and gave us a lively 10 minutes. A poor chap next to me was hit three times. He begged me to shoot him, but luckily for him a fourth bullet got him and put him out of his pain. Later that day, Sergeant Charles Saunders, a New Zealand engineer, described his first taste of battle, The Turks were entrenched some 50-100 yards from the edge of the face of the gully and their machine guns swept the edges. Line after line of our men went up, some lines didn’t take two paces over the crest when down they went to a man and on came another line. Gunner Recep Trudal of the Turkish 27th Regiment wrote of the fierce Turkish counter-attack on 19 May designed to push the Anzac’s back into the sea, It started at morning prayer call time, and then it went on and on, never stopped. You know there was no break for eating or anything … Attack was our command. That was what the Pasha said. Once he says “Attack”, you attack, and you either die or you survive.
Publisher :Dorrance Publishing Release Date :2021-03-04 ISBN 13:1649134800 Total Pages :140 pages Rating :4.4/5 (649 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Final Keystone :
Download or Read book The Final Keystone written by John Kevin Crowley and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2021-03-04 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Final Keystone By: John Kevin Crowley Every case in the history of Jurisprudence involves three things: Trust, Betrayal, and Accountability. Through his education, studies, and observations and experiences, author John Kevin Crowley has learned the interconnection of history, law, philosophy, and religion with the human condition. How that relationship has played out in human history leading to present day is a focus of The Final Keystone. This treatise is the story of us and the source of the lessons left unlearned. It is a reminder of what does not work and how what does work must be ever vigilantly guarded.
Publisher :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date :2013 ISBN 13:0547554435 Total Pages :549 pages Rating :4.4/5 (547 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Last of the Doughboys :
Download or Read book The Last of the Doughboys written by Richard Rubin and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2013 with total page 549 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Collected over ten years, presents interviews with the last remaining World War I veterans, aged 101 to 113, to paint a picture of a time and a generation that, despite memorials and history lessons, is quickly fading away.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2022-05-27 ISBN 13:0197620019 Total Pages :256 pages Rating :4.9/5 (197 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Misfire :
Download or Read book Misfire written by Paul Miller-Melamed and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-27 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A new interpretation of the Sarajevo assassination and the origins of World War I that places focus on the Balkans and the prewar period. The story has so often been told: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Habsburg Empire, was shot dead on June 28, 1914, in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. Thirty days later, the Archduke's uncle, Emperor Franz Joseph, declared war on the Kingdom of Serbia, producing the chain reaction of European powers entering the First World War. In Misfire, Paul Miller-Melamed narrates the history of the Sarajevo assassination and the origins of World War I from the perspective of the Balkans. Rather than focusing on the bang of assassin Gavrilo Princip's gun or reinforcing the mythology that has arisen around this act, Miller-Melamed embeds the incident in the longer-term conditions of the Balkans that gave rise to the political murder. He thus illuminates the centrality of the Bosnian Crisis and the Balkan Wars of the early twentieth century to European power politics, while explaining how Serbs, Bosnians, and Habsburg leaders negotiated their positions in an increasingly dangerous geopolitical environment. Despite the absence of evidence tying official Serbia to the assassination conspiracy, Miller-Melamed shows how it spiraled into a diplomatic crisis that European statesmen proved unable to resolve peacefully. Contrasting the vast disproportionality between a single deadly act and an act of war that would leave ten million dead, Misfire contends that the real causes for the world war lie in "civilized" Europe rather than the endlessly discussed political murder.