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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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18.38 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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A gripping eyewitness account of a major 20th-century military conflict by the UK's most popular writer on geopolitics; The shattering of Yugoslavia in the 1990s showed that, after nearly 50 years of peace, war could return to Europe. It came to its bloody conclusion in Kosovo in 1999.; Tim Marshall, ...
Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire: The Inside Story of Europe's Last War
A gripping eyewitness account of a major 20th-century military conflict by the UK's most popular writer on geopolitics; The shattering of Yugoslavia in the 1990s showed that, after nearly 50 years of peace, war could return to Europe. It came to its bloody conclusion in Kosovo in 1999.; Tim Marshall, then diplomatic editor at Sky News, was on the ground covering the Kosovo War. This is his illuminating account of how events unfolded, a thrilling journalistic memoir drawing on personal experience, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with intelligence officials from five countries.; Twenty years on from the war's end, with the rise of Russian power, a weakened NATO and stalled EU expansion, this story is more relevant than ever, as questions remain about the possibility of conflict on European soil. Utterly gripping, this is Tim Marshall at his very best: behind the lines, under fire and full of the insight that has made him one of Britain's foremost writers on geopolitics.
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15.75 USD

Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire: The Inside Story of Europe's Last War

by Tim Marshall
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This book explores French imperialism in Latin America in the nineteenth century, taking Mexico as a case study. The standard narrative of nineteenth-century imperialism in Latin America is one of US expansion and British informal influence. However, it was France, not Britain, which made the most concerted effort to counter ...
France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867: Equilibrium in the New World
This book explores French imperialism in Latin America in the nineteenth century, taking Mexico as a case study. The standard narrative of nineteenth-century imperialism in Latin America is one of US expansion and British informal influence. However, it was France, not Britain, which made the most concerted effort to counter US power through Louis-Napoleon's military intervention in Mexico, begun in 1862, which created an empire on the North American continent under the Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian. Despite its significance to French and Latin American history, this French imperial project is invariably described as an illusion , an adventure or a mirage . This book challenges these conclusions and places the French intervention in Mexico within the context of informal empire. It analyses French and Mexican ideas about monarchy in Latin America; responses to US expansion and the development of anti-Americanism and pan-Latinism; the consolidation of Mexican conservatism; and, finally, the collaboration of some Mexican elites with French imperialism. An important dimension of the relationship between Mexico and France, explored in the book, is the transatlantic and transnational context in which it developed, where competing conceptions of Mexico and France as nations, the role of Europe and the United States in the Americas and the idea of Latin America itself were challenged and debated.
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114.450000 USD

France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867: Equilibrium in the New World

by Edward Shawcross
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This book is the first study of the development and decolonization of a British colonial high court in Africa. It traces the history of the High Court of Tanzania from its establishment in 1920 to the end of its institutional process of decolonization in 1971. This process involved disentangling the ...
Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971
This book is the first study of the development and decolonization of a British colonial high court in Africa. It traces the history of the High Court of Tanzania from its establishment in 1920 to the end of its institutional process of decolonization in 1971. This process involved disentangling the High Court from colonial state structures and imperial systems that were built on racial inequality while simultaneously increasing the independence of the judiciary and application of British judicial principles. Feingold weaves together the rich history of the Court with a discussion of its judges - both as members of the British Colonial Legal Service and as individuals - to explore the impacts and intersections of imperial policies, national politics, and individual initiative. Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania is a powerful reminder of the crucial roles played by common law courts in the operation and legitimization of both colonial and post-colonial states.
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114.450000 USD

Colonial Justice and Decolonization in the High Court of Tanzania, 1920-1971

by Ellen R Feingold
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In Living Mirrors, Ohad Nachtomy examines Leibniz's attempt to re-enchant the natural world-that is, to infuse life, purpose, and value into the very foundations of nature, a nature that Leibniz saw as disenchanted by Descartes' and Spinoza's more naturalistic and mechanistic theories. Nachtomy sees Leibniz's nuanced view of infinity- how ...
Living Mirrors: Infinity, Unity, and Life in Leibniz's Philosophy
In Living Mirrors, Ohad Nachtomy examines Leibniz's attempt to re-enchant the natural world-that is, to infuse life, purpose, and value into the very foundations of nature, a nature that Leibniz saw as disenchanted by Descartes' and Spinoza's more naturalistic and mechanistic theories. Nachtomy sees Leibniz's nuanced view of infinity- how it differs in the divine as well as human spheres, and its relationship to numerical and metaphysical unity-as key in this effort. Leibniz defined living beings by means of an infinite nested structure particular to what he called natural machines -and for him, an intermediate kind of infinity is the defining feature of living beings. Using a metaphor of a living mirror, Leibniz put forth infinity as crucial to explaining the unity of a living being as well as the harmony between the infinitely small and the infinitely large; in this way, employing infinity and unity, we can better understand life itself, both as a metaphysical principle and as an empirical fact. Nachtomy's sophisticated and novel treatment of the essential themes in Leibniz's work will not only interest Leibniz scholars, but scholars of early modern philosophy and students of the history of philosophy and science as well.
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89.250000 USD
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The mass media in the West do not hold fire in criticizing him. Russian opposition denounces him hysterically. But the Russian people give Vladimir Putin his mandate over and over again. What are the expectations of Russia of Putin? Where will he take the country? This book deals with these ...
Vladimir Putin A Geostrategic Russian Icon
The mass media in the West do not hold fire in criticizing him. Russian opposition denounces him hysterically. But the Russian people give Vladimir Putin his mandate over and over again. What are the expectations of Russia of Putin? Where will he take the country? This book deals with these issues and more. This book was already published 2012 and is the first part in the trilogy A Slavic People A Russian Superpower A Charismatic World Leader The Global Upheaval Trilogy that is also published in LULU .
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27.750000 USD

Vladimir Putin A Geostrategic Russian Icon

by Goeran B. Johansson
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Weather forecasting is the most visible branch of meteorology and has its modern roots in the nineteenth century when scientists redefined meteorology in the way weather forecasts were made, developing maps of isobars, or lines of equal atmospheric pressure, as the main forecasting tool. This book is the history of ...
Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840-1910: Taming the Weather
Weather forecasting is the most visible branch of meteorology and has its modern roots in the nineteenth century when scientists redefined meteorology in the way weather forecasts were made, developing maps of isobars, or lines of equal atmospheric pressure, as the main forecasting tool. This book is the history of how weather forecasting was moulded and modelled by the processes of nation-state building and statistics in the Western world.
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147.000000 USD

Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840-1910: Taming the Weather

by Aitor Anduaga
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In the 19th century black and white hand drawings and color ads could be found in periodicals and magazines. There were ads for farm machinery, laundry soap, stove polish, and women's fashions. Victorian trade cards were a popular form of collectible advertising. The cards usually had a picture on one ...
An Old Folk Tale to German Cards - Fascinating Cards and Ads from the End of the 19th Century
In the 19th century black and white hand drawings and color ads could be found in periodicals and magazines. There were ads for farm machinery, laundry soap, stove polish, and women's fashions. Victorian trade cards were a popular form of collectible advertising. The cards usually had a picture on one side and an ad on the other. Sit back and enjoy these old time ads from the late 1800's.
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18.360000 USD

An Old Folk Tale to German Cards - Fascinating Cards and Ads from the End of the 19th Century

by Sheril Lee
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. In the history of human existence, no conflict has cratered the earth, its people and their ways of living like World War II. The battles that blazed across the globe from the late 1930s until 1945 caused more than sixty million deaths. This ...
A Concise History of the Second World War: Its Origin, Battles and Consequences
Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. In the history of human existence, no conflict has cratered the earth, its people and their ways of living like World War II. The battles that blazed across the globe from the late 1930s until 1945 caused more than sixty million deaths. This writing aspires to present the tale of World War II in a concise yet digestible fashion, and to stimulate the reader to delve further into its history. In addition to the What, Where and When of war, it is appropriate to consider what forces and flaws contributed to the war's emergence. This book begins with a review of the events and circumstances that gave birth to the conflict. Then comes a discussion of the war's action in every significant theater of combat. The book closes with the human and economic costs of the conflict, an evaluation of the intended and unintended consequences of World War II, and ethical questions the war has brought to the surface. 19 photos, 16 maps, sources.
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20.950000 USD

A Concise History of the Second World War: Its Origin, Battles and Consequences

by Jr Richard Z Freemann
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This book gives the summary of battles and cites hardships endured by the 18th Virginia Infantry in the Civil War. The 18th Virginia was in some of the largest and most pivotal battles, including Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, 1st Manassas, 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg(Antietam), Fredericksburg, Five Forks, and Appomattox. In addition ...
Pittsylvania Civil War Soldiers: of the 18th Virginia Infantry
This book gives the summary of battles and cites hardships endured by the 18th Virginia Infantry in the Civil War. The 18th Virginia was in some of the largest and most pivotal battles, including Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, 1st Manassas, 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg(Antietam), Fredericksburg, Five Forks, and Appomattox. In addition to covering the Civil War storyline, the book includes genealogical detail on the approximately 525 men who were in Pittsylvania County companies A, B, and I. Initial works by the author were 38th Virginia Infantry: Finding the Men in the 1860 Census and 57th Virginia Infantry: Finding the Men in the 1860 Census . Subsequent works have been to concentrate on finding life details on the remaining Pittsylvania Civil War Soldiers. Pittsylvania Civil War Soldiers: Logan Guards & Chatham Grays of the 53rd Virginia Infantry , and Pittsylvania Civil War Soldiers: Chalk Level Grays & Turkey Cock Grays of the 21st Virginia Infantry.
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18.220000 USD

Pittsylvania Civil War Soldiers: of the 18th Virginia Infantry

by Robert Lee Snow
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The Body Broken is a thematic survey of Europe in the late Middle Ages, a period of huge crisis, conflict and religious change that included the Black Death, the Reformation, the Peasants' Revolt and the Renaissance. This thoroughly updated and revised second edition retains the thematic approach of the first ...
The Body Broken: Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1525
The Body Broken is a thematic survey of Europe in the late Middle Ages, a period of huge crisis, conflict and religious change that included the Black Death, the Reformation, the Peasants' Revolt and the Renaissance. This thoroughly updated and revised second edition retains the thematic approach of the first edition, combining sweeping interpretive synthesis with careful attention to recent and revisionist scholarship. It also devotes more attention to the histories of women and religious minorities, Renaissance humanism, politics and government in Italy and eastern Europe, and the religious reformations of the early sixteenth century. Examining late medieval and Renaissance Europe in the context of its place within global history, this book covers all the key areas, including: society and the economy - disaster and demography; individuals, families and communities; trade, technology, exploration and new discoveries; politics - government and the state; political developments; war, chivalry and crusading; religion - the institutional Church; Catholic devotion; religious minorities and dissenting beliefs and practices; religious reformations; culture - schooling and intellectual developments; language, literacy and the arts. Equipped with maps, tables, illustrations, a chronology and an annotated bibliography, The Body Broken is an essential and complete student's guide to Europe in the fourteenth to early sixteenth centuries.
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56.29 USD

The Body Broken: Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1525

by Charles F Briggs
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Katherine Franke makes a powerful case for reparations for Black Americans by amplifying the stories of formerly enslaved people and calling for repair of the damage caused by the legacy of American slavery. Repair invites readers to explore the historical context for reparations, offering a detailed account of the circumstances ...
Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition
Katherine Franke makes a powerful case for reparations for Black Americans by amplifying the stories of formerly enslaved people and calling for repair of the damage caused by the legacy of American slavery. Repair invites readers to explore the historical context for reparations, offering a detailed account of the circumstances that surrounded the emancipation of enslaved Black people in two unique contexts, the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Davis Bend, Mississippi, Jefferson Davis's former plantation. Through these two critical historical examples, Franke unpacks intergenerational, systemic racism and white privilege at the heart of American society and argues that reparations for slavery are necessary, overdue and possible. Katherine Franke is one of the nation's leading scholars writing on law, racial justice, and African American history. Her first book was Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality. She is the Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University and chair of the board of Trustees of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
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26.200000 USD

Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition

by Katherine Franke
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During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that hewould build a great great wall on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico wasgoing to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, ...
Great Great Wall, The:Along the Borders of History from China to: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico
During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that hewould build a great great wall on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico wasgoing to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, thewall is the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life. In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a deep dive into thestory of Trump's wall. Volner follows the conception, selling, design, and construction (or lack thereof)of this expensive and consequential barrier, giving readers a detailed look at what's happening inWashington, DC, and along the border. He also travels far afield, to China, the Middle East, NorthernEngland, and back to our border to examine the barriers we've been building for centuries. Why dowe build walls? What do they reveal about human history? The Great Great Wall is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on anincredibly contentious and newsworthy topic.
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32.40 USD

Great Great Wall, The:Along the Borders of History from China to: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico

by Ian Volner
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`Immensely learned and ambitious...seam-bursting eclecticism and polymathic brio... This is by any standards a significant book and its author deserves high praise.' Literary Review To imagine - to see that which is not there - is the startling ability that has fuelled human development and innovation through the centuries. As ...
Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It
`Immensely learned and ambitious...seam-bursting eclecticism and polymathic brio... This is by any standards a significant book and its author deserves high praise.' Literary Review To imagine - to see that which is not there - is the startling ability that has fuelled human development and innovation through the centuries. As a species we stand alone in our remarkable capacity to refashion the world after the pictures in our minds. Traversing the realms of science, politics, religion, culture, philosophy and history, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto reveals the thrilling and disquieting tales of our imaginative leaps. Through groundbreaking insights in cognitive science, he explores how and why we have ideas in the first place, providing a tantalising glimpse into who we are and what we might yet accomplish. Fernandez-Armesto shows that bad ideas are often more influential than good ones; that the oldest recoverable thoughts include some of the best; that ideas of Western origin often issued from exchanges with the wider world; and that the pace of innovative thinking is under threat.
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42.66 USD

Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
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True-life recollections from the Channel Islanders who were the only British subjects to live under Nazi rule in WWII. 'An absolutely fascinating account of life under German rule in the Channel Islands during the war. As a Guernsey girl I grew up with these stories and recognise family and friends ...
When the Germans Came: True Stories of Life under Occupation in the Channel Islands
True-life recollections from the Channel Islanders who were the only British subjects to live under Nazi rule in WWII. 'An absolutely fascinating account of life under German rule in the Channel Islands during the war. As a Guernsey girl I grew up with these stories and recognise family and friends in these pages. Duncan Barrett has done a brilliant job of reflecting the peculiar challenges that existed for those living under occupation. It is an under-told story of an extraordinary time in recent British history.' - Sarah Montague, The Today Programme presenter. **The new book from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sugar Girls** In the summer of 1940, Britain stood perilously close to invasion. One by one, the nations of Europe had fallen to the unstoppable German Blitzkrieg, and Hitler's sights were set on the English coast. And yet, following the success of the Battle of Britain, the promised invasion never came. The prospect of German jackboots landing on British soil retreated into the realm of collective nightmares. But the spectre of what might have been is one that has haunted us down the decades, finding expression in counterfactual history and outlandish fictions. What would a British occupation have looked like? The answer lies closer to home than we think, in the experiences of the Channel Islanders - the only British people to bear the full brunt of German Occupation. For five years, our nightmares became their everyday reality. The people of Guernsey, Jersey and Sark got to know the enemy as those on the mainland never could, watching in horror as their towns and villages were suddenly draped in Swastika flags, their cinemas began showing Nazi propaganda films, and Wehrmacht soldiers goose-stepped down their highstreets. Those who resisted the regime, such as the brave men and women who set up underground newspapers or sheltered slave labourers, encountered the full force of Nazi brutality. But in the main, the Channel Islands occupation was a `model' one, a prototype for how the Fuhrer planned to run mainland Britain. As a result, the stories of the islanders are not all misery and terror. Many, in fact are rather funny - tales of plucky individuals trying to get by in almost impossible circumstances, and keeping their spirits up however they could. Unlike their compatriots on the mainland, the islanders had no Blitz to contend with, but they met the thousand other challenges the war brought with a similar indomitable spirit. The story of the Channel Islands during the war is the history that could so nearly have come to pass for the rest of us. Based on interviews with over a hundred islanders who lived through it, this book tells that story from beginning to end, opening the lid on life in Hitler's British Isles.
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15.34 USD

When the Germans Came: True Stories of Life under Occupation in the Channel Islands

by Duncan Barrett
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This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain's empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas ...
Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics: Empire of Dissent
This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in the settler colonies of Britain's empire in the early nineteenth century. It examines the influence of Scottish Presbyterian dissenting churches and their political values. It re-evaluates five notorious Scottish reformers and unpacks the Presbyterian foundation to their political ideas: Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), a poet in Cape Town; Thomas McCulloch (1776-1843), an educator in Pictou; John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a church minister in Sydney; William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a rebel in Toronto; and Samuel McDonald Martin (1805?-1848), a journalist in Auckland. The book weaves the five migrants' stories together for the first time and demonstrates how the campaigns they led came to be intertwined. The book will appeal to historians of Scotland, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the British Empire and the Scottish diaspora.
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104.990000 USD

Scottish Presbyterianism and Settler Colonial Politics: Empire of Dissent

by Valerie Wallace
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Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry had an enormous influence on the evolution of twentieth century poetry in English, and two of his most distinctive poems were written while he was posted to the Jesuit church of St. Francis Xavier, in Liverpool. 'Felix Randal' tells of the life and death of a ...
Gerard Manley Hopkins: the Lydiate Connections
Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry had an enormous influence on the evolution of twentieth century poetry in English, and two of his most distinctive poems were written while he was posted to the Jesuit church of St. Francis Xavier, in Liverpool. 'Felix Randal' tells of the life and death of a parishioner that the poet had ministered to. 'Spring and Fall' was composed during one of Hopkins' frequent visits to the village of Lydiate, where he was sent to say Mass at Rose Hill House. This local guide reflects particularly on what might have inspired the poem: the countryside, the people and Hopkins' own life.It includes specially-commissioned artwork by Susan Hodgkins, and concludes with a local guided walk and an Afterword by the renowned Hopkins scholar, Professor Joseph Feeney S.J. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to the charity, Hospice Africa.
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7.400000 USD

Gerard Manley Hopkins: the Lydiate Connections

by Will Daunt
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The true killer was Lee Harvey Oswald (a CIA Operative) with the help of Ruth Paine, also a CIA Operative that got Oswald in the School Book Depository a few days before Kennedy arrived in Dallas. Many White Southerners wanted him dead because of Kennedy support of integrating Public Schools ...
JFK Death in Dallas
The true killer was Lee Harvey Oswald (a CIA Operative) with the help of Ruth Paine, also a CIA Operative that got Oswald in the School Book Depository a few days before Kennedy arrived in Dallas. Many White Southerners wanted him dead because of Kennedy support of integrating Public Schools after the Supreme Court Ruled in 1954 Case: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that segregated schools were unconstitutional.
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21.000000 USD

JFK Death in Dallas

by Therlee Gipson
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Merriam Press Military Memoir Series. During the period of 1945-1949, the late author served as an army officer in India and a number of Middle-East countries. He saw the miseries inflicted on hundreds of thousands of people as a result of bad decisions made by politicians in Westminster and Washington, ...
Long Shadows of Yesterday: India and the Middle East Seen from the Perspective of a Young British Officer from 1945 - 1949
Merriam Press Military Memoir Series. During the period of 1945-1949, the late author served as an army officer in India and a number of Middle-East countries. He saw the miseries inflicted on hundreds of thousands of people as a result of bad decisions made by politicians in Westminster and Washington, DC. He felt compelled to recount his experiences that took place during a seminal period. But to write such an account posed a number of problems. He decided to write a number of short sketches of what life was like for a young officer serving in India and the Middle East during those turbulent times. To give the picture some background, he included his earlier training period in England that led to a commission in the Indian Army. 94 photos, map.
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20.950000 USD

Long Shadows of Yesterday: India and the Middle East Seen from the Perspective of a Young British Officer from 1945 - 1949

by Cyril J.M. Branson
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Deism is increasing in countries like Australia and America. It is not exactly a revival yet. Intervention is a human quality that Deus does not possess. Our brand of Deism, differs substantially from that of Thomas Paine. It has a large helping of Buddhism, and a pinch of Islam. Yes ...
Deism: an enlightened view
Deism is increasing in countries like Australia and America. It is not exactly a revival yet. Intervention is a human quality that Deus does not possess. Our brand of Deism, differs substantially from that of Thomas Paine. It has a large helping of Buddhism, and a pinch of Islam. Yes we pride ourselves on giving Deism new life. Deism was born in the 17th century, blossomed in the 18th century, and was nowhere to be found in the 19th century. We will attempt to put it through a 3D printer and give it a refurbishment. Maybe this could also be done with the dodo? It is time for a re-birth of Deism, we think. The time is ripe to renew the passion such authors as Thomas Paine. We have a confession to make. We have stolen an unfashionable idea. It isn't as if we have stolen an idea that is in copyright.
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12.960000 USD

Deism: an enlightened view

by Mark Dalliston
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Geoffrey Parker has remarked that the Spanish Armada, though a disastrous defeat, was a considerable psychological success. Deep into the seventeenth century the specter of a returning armada haunted England. Twice in the middle of James I's reign alarms occurred. One grew out of the king's plan, opposed by Spain, ...
Spain, Rumor, and Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Jacobean England: The Palatine Match, Cleves, and the Armada Scares of 1612-1613 and 1614
Geoffrey Parker has remarked that the Spanish Armada, though a disastrous defeat, was a considerable psychological success. Deep into the seventeenth century the specter of a returning armada haunted England. Twice in the middle of James I's reign alarms occurred. One grew out of the king's plan, opposed by Spain, to marry his daughter Elizabeth to the Calvinist elector of the Palatinate. The other derived from a rekindling of the disputed succession in the Cleves-Julich duchies in the lower Rhineland, into which Spanish forces intervened militarily, while England suspected the formation of a large Spanish-led Catholic league, seemingly bent on invasion, which caused a few days of panic in London. Both scares were based on misinformation and rumor, worsened by longstanding English anxiety over Spanish designs and doubts about the loyalty of English Catholics, the persecution of whom intensified. The latter scare occasioned the appearance in London of a satirical print, long thought in England to be lost, of James holding the pope's nose to the grindstone, but a copy sent to Madrid by the Spanish ambassador has survived, and, reproduced here, preserves what appears to be the oldest known example of English political satire in the print medium.
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196.22 USD

Spain, Rumor, and Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Jacobean England: The Palatine Match, Cleves, and the Armada Scares of 1612-1613 and 1614

by Calvin F. Senning
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Google the strategic town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, and you will find it changed hands 13/14 times, as is commonly thought. Kevin Scott has found another 9 such recaptures of this pivotal base in England's NE, or is that Scotland's SE? Join the stories, as they unfold, about the drawn out fighting ...
Berwick-The Arm Wrestle for the Border Town
Google the strategic town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, and you will find it changed hands 13/14 times, as is commonly thought. Kevin Scott has found another 9 such recaptures of this pivotal base in England's NE, or is that Scotland's SE? Join the stories, as they unfold, about the drawn out fighting for this important,now scenic, holiday coastal town.
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9.630000 USD

Berwick-The Arm Wrestle for the Border Town

by Kevin Scott
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Seismic changes in ideology and economic policy in China followed the death of Mao Zedong but one aspect of culture has remained constant: the use of `Model Workers' for the purposes of propaganda and more recent public relations campaigns. In both a political and commercial context, the use of these ...
Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen
Seismic changes in ideology and economic policy in China followed the death of Mao Zedong but one aspect of culture has remained constant: the use of `Model Workers' for the purposes of propaganda and more recent public relations campaigns. In both a political and commercial context, the use of these individuals continues to thrive, and although the messages they promote have largely changed, their continued use indicates the extent to which they are believed to be an effective form of persuasion. Model Workers were deployed at key points in China's recent history and served to embody the Party's vision of the ideal Chinese citizen as they attempted to reshape the nation following a `Century of Humiliation,' a ruinous war with Japan and a divisive civil war. This volume utilises the detailed analysis of posters, cinema and translations of related propaganda material to explore the extent of the influence of the Model Worker as a concept, on both propaganda and national policy.
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238.88 USD

Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen

by James Farley
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The University of Oxford offers 800 years of history: its 39 colleges are inextricably linked with the daily life of a busy city with beautiful buildings, cobbled lanes, and turrets and spires. Fully revised for 2019, and with a map to guide visitors, this guide explores each college, detailing the ...
Oxford Colleges
The University of Oxford offers 800 years of history: its 39 colleges are inextricably linked with the daily life of a busy city with beautiful buildings, cobbled lanes, and turrets and spires. Fully revised for 2019, and with a map to guide visitors, this guide explores each college, detailing the historical and architectural magnificence, and tales of famous men and women who founded them.
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10.24 USD

Oxford Colleges

by Annie Bullen
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The Holocaust: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of this seismic event in mid twentieth-century human history. The book takes an original approach as both a narrative and thematic introduction to the topic, and provides a core foundation for readers embarking upon their own study. It examines ...
The Holocaust: The Basics
The Holocaust: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of this seismic event in mid twentieth-century human history. The book takes an original approach as both a narrative and thematic introduction to the topic, and provides a core foundation for readers embarking upon their own study. It examines a range of perspectives and subjects surrounding the Holocaust, including: the perpetrators of the Holocaust the victims resistance to the Holocaust liberation legacies and survivors' memories of the Holocaust. Suppported by a chronology, glossary, questions for discussion, and boxed case studies that focus the reader's thoughts and develop their appreciation of the subjects considered more broadly, The Holocaust: The Basics is the ideal introduction to this controversial and widely debated topic for both students and the more general reader.
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30.70 USD

The Holocaust: The Basics

by Paul R. Bartrop
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The best book about America's first modern secret service. --Washington Post Book World The OSS was founded by FDR during World War II and was the precursor to the CIA. Truly priceless anecdotes and colorful personalities abound, including the first head of the office, William ( Wild Bill ) Donovan. ...
OSS: The Secret History Of America's First Central Intelligence Agency
The best book about America's first modern secret service. --Washington Post Book World The OSS was founded by FDR during World War II and was the precursor to the CIA. Truly priceless anecdotes and colorful personalities abound, including the first head of the office, William ( Wild Bill ) Donovan. Written by former CIA-man Richard Harris Smith, it is included on the CIA's Official List of Recommended Books for Intelligence Reading. It is the most authoritative work on the subject.
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27.250000 USD

OSS: The Secret History Of America's First Central Intelligence Agency

by Richard Harris Smith
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High Tor is a small peak in Rockland County, New York and standing at 832 feet, is the highest point in the Hudson Palisades. Aside from being a great spot for hikers and sightseers, High Tor has a plethora of interesting history that not many people know about. High Tor ...
The Forgotten Hilltop: A Brief History of High Tor
High Tor is a small peak in Rockland County, New York and standing at 832 feet, is the highest point in the Hudson Palisades. Aside from being a great spot for hikers and sightseers, High Tor has a plethora of interesting history that not many people know about. High Tor has managed to catch the eye of countless individuals throughout history who have drawn inspiration from its slopes, leading to the creation of numerous literary works, beautiful artwork, and a Broadway play. In addition to being a source of inspiration, High Tor has also been the scene of numerous mishaps and interesting stories involving some interesting characters that add to the history of the peak.
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12.590000 USD

The Forgotten Hilltop: A Brief History of High Tor

by Dylan Frawley
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Following the successful landings in Normandy on D-Day and consolidation during Operation Cobra, the Wehrmacht was ordered to begin a counter-offensive named Operation Luttich. The plan was to send a large Panzer force across the First US Army sector, cutting off its spearheads, and finally reach Avranches on the coast. ...
Mortain 1944: Hitler's Normandy Panzer offensive
Following the successful landings in Normandy on D-Day and consolidation during Operation Cobra, the Wehrmacht was ordered to begin a counter-offensive named Operation Luttich. The plan was to send a large Panzer force across the First US Army sector, cutting off its spearheads, and finally reach Avranches on the coast. Had this succeeded, it not only would have cut off the First US Army spearheads, but also Patton's newly deployed Third US Army operating in Brittany. However, thanks to an intercepted radio message, the Allies were well-prepared for the offensive and not only repelled the oncoming panzers, but went on a counter-attack that would lead to a whole German army becoming encircled in the Falaise Pocket. Fully illustrated with stunning full-colour artwork, this book tells the story of Operation Luttich, the failed offensive which ended any prospect of Germany winning the battle of Normandy.
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25.58 USD

Mortain 1944: Hitler's Normandy Panzer offensive

by Steven J. Zaloga
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'Stanton writes with terrific verve and precision . . . his understanding of the seductive pleasures of gaming takes us right to its heart.' Maria Bustillos, Times Literary Supplement 'The best overview book of the industry that I've read.' Andrew Liptak, io9 From the first wood-panelled Pong machines in California ...
A Brief History Of Video Games: From Atari to Virtual Reality
'Stanton writes with terrific verve and precision . . . his understanding of the seductive pleasures of gaming takes us right to its heart.' Maria Bustillos, Times Literary Supplement 'The best overview book of the industry that I've read.' Andrew Liptak, io9 From the first wood-panelled Pong machines in California to the masterpieces of engineering that now sit in countless homes all over the world, A Brief History of Video Games reveals the vibrant history and culture of interactive entertainment. Above all, this is a book about the games - how the experience of playing has developed from simple, repetitive beginnings into a cornucopia of genres and styles, at once utterly immersive and socially engaging. With full-colour illustrations throughout, it shows how technological advances have transformed the first dots and dashes of bored engineers into sophisticated, responsive worlds that are endlessly captivating. As thrilling and surprising as the games it describes, this is an indispensable read for anyone serious about the business of having fun.
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25.58 USD

A Brief History Of Video Games: From Atari to Virtual Reality

by Rich Stanton
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Graham Greene saw the Castros rise; Sarah Rainsford watched them leave. From the street where Wormold, the hapless hero of Greene's Our Man in Havana, plied his trade, BBC foreign correspondent Rainsford reports on Fidel's reshaping of a nation, and what the future holds for ordinary Cubans now that he ...
Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro's Cuba
Graham Greene saw the Castros rise; Sarah Rainsford watched them leave. From the street where Wormold, the hapless hero of Greene's Our Man in Havana, plied his trade, BBC foreign correspondent Rainsford reports on Fidel's reshaping of a nation, and what the future holds for ordinary Cubans now that he and his brother Raul are no longer in power. Through tales of literary ghosts and forgotten reporters, believers in the revolution and dissidents, entrepreneurs optimistic about the new Cuba and the disillusioned still looking for a way out, Our Woman in Havana paints an enthralling picture of this enigmatic country as it enters a new era.
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17.05 USD

Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro's Cuba

by Sarah Rainsford
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