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 :Lennex Release Date :2013-04 ISBN 13:9785458893169 Total Pages :44 pages Rating :4.9/5 (893 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt 10 000 Pigs Can't Be Wrong :
Download or Read book 10 000 Pigs Can't Be Wrong written by Michael Blunt and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-04 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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 :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2017-03-27 ISBN 13:135180586X Total Pages :388 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 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book examines the experiences of Americans in Europe during the First World War prior to the U.S. declaration of war. Key groups include volunteer soldiers, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, reporters, diplomats, peace activists, charitable workers, and long-term American expatriate civilians. What these Americans wrote about the Great War, as published in contemporary books and periodicals, provides the core source material for this volume. Author Kenneth D. Rose argues that these writings served the critical function of preparing the American public for the declaration of war, one of the most important decisions of the twentieth century, and defined the threat and consequences of the European conflict for Americans and American interests at home and abroad.
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 :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.
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 :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 :Bantam Release Date :2018-02 ISBN 13:0553393340 Total Pages :672 pages Rating :4.5/5 (553 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The World Remade :
Download or Read book The World Remade written by G. J. Meyer and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2018-02 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "An indispensable, sharply drawn account of America's pivotal--and still controversial--intervention in World War I, enlivened by fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the period, from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Undone"--
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2014-07-28 ISBN 13:0786495898 Total Pages :240 pages Rating :4.8/5 (786 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Pandemic Influenza in Fiction :
Download or Read book Pandemic Influenza in Fiction written by Charles De Paolo and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-07-28 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919--the worst widespread outbreak in recorded history--claimed an estimated 100 million lives globally. Yet only in recent decades has it captured the attention of historians, scientists, and fiction writers. This study surveys influenza research over the last century in original scientific and historical documents and establishes a critical paradigm for the appreciation of influenza fiction. Through close readings of 15 imaginative works, the author elucidates the contents of and the interaction between the medical and the fictional. Coverage extends from Pfeiffer's 1892 bacillus theory, to the multidisciplinary effort to isolate the virus (1919-1933), to the reconstruction of the H1N1 viral genome from archival and exhumed RNA (1995-2005), to the emergence of H5N1 and H7N9 avian viruses (1997-2014).This book demonstrates that pandemic fiction has been more than a therapeutic medium for survivors. A prodigious resource for the history of medicine, it is also a forum for ethical, social, legal, national defense and public health issues.
Publisher :Casemate Publishers Release Date :2017-09-19 ISBN 13:1612004482 Total Pages :322 pages Rating :4.1/5 (612 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Flag :
Download or Read book The Flag written by Andrew Richards and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2017-09-19 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This “well-researched” biography “brings home something of what it was to be an army chaplain amid the battles in France and Flanders” (Methodist Recorder). Between 1916 and 1918, chaplain David Railton supported the soldiers on the Western Front in their worst moments. He buried the fallen, comforted the wounded, wrote to the families of the missing and killed, and helped the survivors to remember and mark the loss of their comrades so that they were able to carry on. He was with his men at many battles, including High Wood, the Aisne, and Passchendaele. He received the Military Cross for rescuing an officer and two men under heavy fire on the Somme. It was Railton’s idea to bring home the body of an unidentified fallen comrade from the battlefields to be buried in Westminster Abbey, and on Armistice Day 1920, he was there in the Abbey as the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest with full honors. Although suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, he returned to work as a parish priest in Margate, where he took particular interest in supporting ex-servicemen who had returned home to the aftermath of a terrible war and crippling unemployment. This is the first book to explore David Railton’s life and “the padre’s flag” he used as an altar cloth and shroud throughout the war—the flag that was consecrated a year after the burial of the Unknown Warrior and hangs in Westminster Abbey to this day.