Studies in the Romanization of Italy

Mario Torelli's essays supply a accomplished photo of these the most important centuries of Roman historical past which result in the tota Italia of the Augustan age. reviews within the Romanization of Italy presents a close research of the socio-economic and cultural history and paints an entire photograph of the fabric proof from a couple of Italian areas and a number of neighborhood occasions touching on the interval among the past due Republic and the Early Empire.

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The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama

Every president has had a special and intricate dating with the intelligence neighborhood. whereas a few were coolly far-off, even opposed, others have discovered their intelligence corporations to be one of the most respected tools of coverage and power.

Since John F. Kennedy’s presidency, this dating has been distilled right into a customized day-by-day file: a brief precis of what the intelligence gear considers the main an important details for the president to understand that day approximately worldwide threats and possibilities. This top–secret rfile is named the President’s day-by-day short, or, inside of nationwide safety circles, easily “the Book.” Presidents have spent wherever from a couple of moments (Richard Nixon) to a fit a part of their day (George W. Bush) ate up via its contents; a few (Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush) think about it a ways and away crucial record they observed usually whereas commander in chief.

The info of such a lot PDBs are hugely categorized, and should stay so for a few years. however the approach in which the intelligence neighborhood develops and provides the publication is an interesting inspect the operation of strength on the optimum degrees. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and day-by-day briefer, has interviewed each dwelling president and vice chairman in addition to multiple hundred others in detail concerned with the creation and supply of the president's e-book of secrets and techniques. He bargains an unheard of window into the choice making of each president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character–rich tales printed right here for the 1st time.

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Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World (Hinges of History)

By Thomas Cahill

In quantity VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History sequence, Thomas Cahill publications us via a time so packed with innovation that the Western global wouldn't back adventure its like until eventually the 20th century: the recent humanism of the Renaissance and the unconventional non secular changes of the Reformation.
       This used to be an age during which entire continents and peoples have been came upon. It used to be an period of chic inventive and medical event, but in addition of newly robust princes and armies—and of remarkable braveness, as hundreds of thousands refused to bow their heads to the non secular pieties of the prior. In those exquisitely written and lavishly illustrated pages, Cahill illuminates, as nobody else can, the nice gift-givers who formed our history—those who left us a global extra diversified and intricate, extra striking and pleasant, extra attractive and powerful than the single that they had discovered.

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The Ottoman Middle East: Studies in Honor of Amnon Cohen (Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage)

This choice of articles discusses numerous political, social, cultural and fiscal points of the Ottoman center East. through the use of a variety of textual and visible records, produced within the Ottoman Empire, the gathering bargains new insights into the matrix of lifestyles in the course of the lengthy interval of Ottoman rule. the several elements of the quantity discover the most subject matters studied by means of Amnon Cohen: Ottoman Palestine, Egypt and the Fertile Crescent lower than Ottoman rule, Ottoman Jews and their family with the encompassing societies and numerous social points of Ottoman societies.

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U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth (Bluejacket Books)

By Jordan Vause

A superb determine within the historical past of the German military, Wolfgang Luth was once considered one of merely seven males within the Wehrmacht to win Germany's optimum wrestle ornament, the Knight's pass with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. At one time or one other he operated in virtually each theater of the undersea conflict, from Norway to the Indian Ocean, and have become the second one such a lot winning German U-boat ace in international conflict II, sinking greater than 220,000 a whole bunch service provider transport. A grasp within the paintings of army management, Luth was once the youngest guy to be appointed to the rank of captain and the youngest to develop into commandant of the German Naval Academy. however, his accomplishments have been overshadowed by way of these of different nice aces, resembling Prien, Kretschmer, and Topp.

The ebook of this publication in hardcover in 1990 marked the 1st accomplished research of Luth's existence. Jordan Vause corrects the lengthy forget via delivering an wonderful and authoritative biography that areas the ace within the context of the battle at sea. This new paperback variation contains corrections and extra info gathered by means of the writer during the last decade.

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Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books

Funnybooks is the tale of the preferred American comedian books of the Nineteen Forties and Fifties, these released less than the Dell label. For a time, “Dell Comics Are stable Comics” used to be greater than a slogan—it was once an easy assertion of truth. a few of the tales written and drawn through humans like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu), and Walt Kelly (Pogo) repay analyzing and rereading by way of trained adults even this day, a long time once they have been released as disposable leisure for kids. Such triumphs have been unbelievable, to assert the least, simply because midcentury comics have been so greatly pushed aside as trash by means of offended mom and dad, offended librarians, or even a few of the those that released them. It was once all yet wonderful few nice cartoonists have been in a position to glance earlier that almost common scorn and seize the creative strength in their medium. With readability and exuberance, Barrier explains what made the easiest tales within the Dell comedian books so distinctive. He deftly turns a fancy and precise historical past into an expressive narrative guaranteed to attract an viewers past students and historians.

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History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Volume 2

By Simon Markovich Dubnow

Original 12 months of publication: 1918

Translator's Preface
It isn't my purpose to expatiate in those prefatory comments at the current paintings and its writer. A heritage of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow wishes neither justification nor advice. The wish of a piece of this sort has lengthy been keenly felt through these drawn to Jewish existence or Jewish letters, by no means extra keenly than to-day while the flare of the realm conflagration has thrown into ghastly aid the tragic plight of the biggest Jewry of the Diaspora. As for the writer, his strength of greedy and proposing the huge points of normal Jewish historical past and his lifelong, painstaking labors within the specific box of Russian- Jewish heritage healthy him in singular degree to deal with the duty to which this paintings is dedicated.

In what follows I basically desire to render account of the English translation and of the shape of the unique which it has endeavored to reproduce.

The translation is predicated upon a piece in Russian which was once in particular ready through Mr. Dubnow for THE JEWISH ebook SOCIETY OF the US. these accustomed to smooth Jewish literature within the Russian language be aware of that the writer of our publication has taken care of a similar topic in his basic historical past of the Jewish humans, in 3 volumes, and in a few detailed reviews released via him within the periodical Yevreyskaya Starina (“Jewish Antiquity”). Upon this fabric Mr. Dubnow has freely drawn for the current paintings, after subjecting it to a cautious revision, and so supplementing and co-ordinating it that to all intents and reasons the booklet issued herewith is a brand new and autonomous e-book. additionally, the background of Russian Jewry after 1881, comprising the ugly period of pogroms and expulsions, has been written through Mr. Dubnow solely anew, and should seem for the 1st time as a part of this paintings. the current book may possibly therefore appropriately declare to offer the 1st accomplished and systematic account of the background of Russo-Polish Jewry.

The paintings is split into 3 volumes. the second one quantity treats of the background of Russian Jewry from the demise of Alexander I (1825) till the dying of Alexander III (1894).

Source: Retail PDF through library. no longer marked as retail due to elimination of watermarks and navigation on the best of every web page, yet nonetheless retail caliber.

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Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960

This groundbreaking background strains the improvement of Germany's black neighborhood, from its origins in colonial Africa to its decimation by means of the Nazis in the course of international warfare II. Robbie Aitken and Eve Rosenhaft keep on with the careers of Africans returning from the colonies, analyzing why and the place they settled, their operating lives and their political actions, and giving remarkable cognizance to gender, sexuality and the demanding situations of 'mixed marriage'. Addressing the networks by which members constituted group, Aitken and Rosenhaft discover the ways that those relationships unfold past ties of kinship and birthplace to represent groups as 'black'. The research additionally follows a few its protagonists to France and again to Africa, delivering new insights into the roots of Francophone black attention and postcolonial reminiscence. together with an in-depth account of the impression of Nazism and its aftermath, this e-book deals a clean serious standpoint on narratives of 'race' in German historical past.

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Spirit and Self in Medieval China: The Shih-Shuo Hsin-Yu and Its Legacy

By Nanxiu Qian

The "Shih-shuo hsin-yu", conventionally translated as "A New Account of stories of the World", is likely one of the most vital works within the whole chinese language literary culture. It tested a style (the "Shih-shuo t'i") and encouraged dozens of imitations from the later a part of the Tang dynasty (618-907) to the early Republican period of the twentieth century. The "Shih-shuo hsin-yu" contains greater than one thousand old anecdotes approximately elite existence within the overdue Han dynasty and the Wei-Chin interval (about advert 150-420). regardless of a common reputation of where of the 2Shih-shuo hsin-yu" in China's literary historical past (and to a lesser volume that of Japan), the style itself hasn't ever been accurately outlined or completely studied. "Spirit and Self in Medieval China" bargains an intensive examine of the origins and evolution of the "Shih-shuo t'i" according to a accomplished literary research of the "Shih-shuo hsin-yu" and a scientific documentation and exam of greater than 30 imitations. The examine additionally contributes to the transforming into curiosity within the chinese language notion of person identification. by way of targeting the "Shin-shuo" style, which supplies the place to begin in China for a scientific literary development of the self, it demonstrates that, opposite to Western assertions of a undying chinese language "tradition," an real realizing of personhood in China replaced continuously and infrequently considerably in accordance with altering ancient and cultural conditions.

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Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, 1896-1899

By Pierre Berton

With the development of the railroad and the payment of the plains, the North West was once starting up. The Klondike stampede was once a wild interlude within the epic tale of western improvement, and listed below are its dramatic stories of problem, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater invoice Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam Bonnifield, who misplaced and received again a lodge in a poker online game; and Roddy Connors, who danced away a fortune at a greenback a dance. We meet dance-hall queens, paupers became millionaires, missionaries and marketers, and mythical Mounties comparable to Sam Steele, the Lion of the Yukon.

Pierre Berton's riveting account unearths to us the spectacle of the Chilkoot move, and the terrors of lesser-known trails throughout the swamps of British Columbia, around the glaciers of souther Alaska, and up the icy streams of the Mackenzie Mountains. It contrasts the lawless frontier existence at the American aspect of the border to the relative defense of Dawson urban. Winner of the Governor General's award for non-fiction, Klondike is real background and grand leisure, and a must-read for an individual drawn to the Canadian frontier.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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