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Historic Coffeehouses: Vienna Budapest Prague Lemieux Intl Ltd Carol Dittrich


31st August 2011 History Books 21 Comments
This complete guide to all historic coffeehouses in Vienna, Budapest, and Prague, includes descriptions, addresses, hours of operation, menus, photographs and maps. Carol Dittrich holds a graduate degree in Eastern European History and the Balkans. She serves as an election supervisor, representing the U.S. State Department. Her authentic descriptions, history, and photographs are based on her personal visits to each coffeehouse. Historic Coffeehouses: Vienna, Budapest, Prague ...
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Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II Robert Leckie Viking Adult 1St Edition edition


31st August 2011 History Books 35 Comments
Larger in both number of troops and tonnage than the Normandy landing, the battle for Okinawa, April 1-June 21, 1945, was the last great campaign of WWII. Leckie here recreates the events, from the planning by American fleet admirals in a suite at San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel to the ritual suicide of Lt. Gen. Mitsuri Ushijima on a cliff overlooking the Pacific the day the Americans declared victory. Much of the succinct, fast-paced narrative deals with how the Army and Marine divisions cooperated as they applied the "corkscrew and blowtorch" methods necessary to dislodge the ...
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Aging and the Indian Diaspora: Cosmopolitan Families in India and Abroad Sarah Lamb Indiana University Press


31st August 2011 History Books 4 Comments
"A timely investigation of remarkable, extraordinarily rapid, and previously unimaginable changes taking place within India's urban middle-class families.... Beautifully written and readable... ethnographically rich and theoretically astute." -- Ann Grodzins Gold, Syracuse University (Ann Grodzins Gold, Syracuse University 2010)"Sarah Lamb's compassionate voice and reflexive insights weave around the moving narratives of Bengali elders in this beautifully written, theoretically sophisticated ethnography. ...
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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey People AZ R Roosevelt Theodore Candice Millard Anchor Later Printing edition


31st August 2011 History Books 49 Comments
In a gripping account, Millard focuses on an episode in Teddy Roosevelt's search for adventure that nearly came to a disastrous end. A year after Roosevelt lost a third-party bid for the White House in 1912, he decided to chase away his blues by accepting an invitation for a South American trip that quickly evolved into an ill-prepared journey down an unexplored tributary of the Amazon known as the River of Doubt. The small group, including T.R.'s son Kermit, was hampered by the failure to pack enough supplies and the absence of canoes sturdy enough for the river's rapids. An injury ...
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Crossed Histories: Manchuria in the Age of Empire Mariko Tamanoi Univ of Hawaii Pr


31st August 2011 History Books 3 Comments
Mariko Asano Tamanoi is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles. Contributors: Michael Baskett, Suk-Jung Han, Thomas Lahusen, Rana Mitter, Dan Shao, Mariko Asano Tamanoi, David Tucker. Crossed Histories represents a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to "Manchuria" under Japans influence from the turn of the twentieth century to 1945. The contributors, who represent the fields of history, literature, film studies, sociology, and anthropology, unpack the complexity of Manchuria as an effect of the geopolitical imaginaries ...
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The Wilderness Campaign The University of North Carolina Press First printing edition Gary W. Gallagher


31st August 2011 History Books 11 Comments
In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5-6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two Civil War commandersone that would finally end, eleven months later, with Lee's surrender at Appomattox.The eight essays here assembled explore aspects of the background, conduct, and repercussions of the fighting in the Wilderness. Through an often-revisionist lens, contributors to this volume focus on topics such as civilian expectations for the campaign, morale in the ...
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An Archaeology of Desperation: Exploring the Donner Party’s Alder Creek Camp University of Oklahoma Press Kelly J. Dixon


31st August 2011 History Books 12 Comments
The Donner Party is almost inextricably linked with cannibalism. In truth, we know remarkably little about what actually happened to the starving travelers stranded in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–47. Combining the approaches of history, ethnohistory, archaeology, bioarchaeology, and social anthropology, this innovative look at the Donner Party‚Äôs experience at the Alder Creek Camp offers insights into many long-unsolved mysteries. Kelly J. Dixon is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Montana and author of Boomtown Saloons: Archaeology and History in ...
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For the Record: A Documentary History of America: From First Contact through Reconstruction W. W. Norton & Company Fourth Edition edition David E. Shi


31st August 2011 History Books 3 Comments
A companion primary-source reader for America: A Narrative History.For The Record, Fourth Edition, includes a rich collection of 225 primary sources, both textual and visual, with just the right amount of pedagogy. The. Fourth Edition includes a number of documents designed to highlight the new theme of religion in the Eighth Edition of America: A Narrative History. David E. Shi is president and professor of history at Furman University. Professor Shi was the Frontis W. Johnston Professor of History at Davidson College for more than a decade. His four books focus on American cultural ...
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European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe Univ Of Minnesota Press Fatima El-Tayeb


31st August 2011 History Books 1 Comment
European Others offers an interrogation into the position of racialized communities in the European Union, arguing that the tension between a growing nonwhite, non-Christian population and insistent essentialist definitions of Europeanness produces new forms of identity and activism. Moving beyond disciplinary and national limits, Fatima El-Tayeb explores structures of resistance, tracing a Europeanization from below in which migrant and minority communities challenge the ideology of racelessness that places them firmly outside the community of citizens.Using a notable variety of sources, ...
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Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth Kessinger Publishing LLC Finis L. Bates


31st August 2011 History Books 18 Comments
Or the first true account of Lincoln's assassination, containing a complete confession by Booth many years after the crime. Giving in full detail the plans, plot and intrigue of the conspirators, and the treachery of Andrew Johnson, then Vice-President of the United States. This work was written for the correction of history. Illustrated. Texas lawyer Finis L. Bates was hired by one John St. Helen in the 1870s to handle his legal matters. Eventually, Bates asserts, his client revealed his true identity as Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Bates believed that Booth was not ...
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