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Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu Asia Vietnam Vietnam War Bernard Fall Da Capo Press


30th September 2011 History Books 35 Comments
"A thorough account of a brave, sanguinary battle that has since turned out to have immense historic importance." -- The New Yorker Bernard B. Fall was forty when he was killed in South Vietnam in 1967. The author of the classic Vietnam account, Street Without Joy, he wrote for the New York Times and the Washington Post. The 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu ranks with Stalingrad and Tet for what it ended (imperial ambitions), what it foretold (American involvement), and what it symbolized: A guerrilla force of Viet Minh destroyed a technologically superior French army, convincing ...
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Toward a Political Philosophy of Race State University of New York Press Falguni A. Sheth


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Examines how liberal society enables racism and other forms of discrimination. Timely, controversial, and incisive, Toward a Political Philosophy of Race looks uncompromisingly at how a liberal society enables racism and other forms of discrimination. Drawing on the examples of the internment of U.S. citizens and residents of Japanese descent, of Muslim men and women in the contemporary United States, and of Asian Indians at the turn of the twentieth century, Falguni A. Sheth argues that racial discrimination and divisions are not accidents in the history of liberal societies. Race, she ...
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The danger tree: Memory war and the search for a family’s past David Macfarlane Macfarlane Walter & Ross


30th September 2011 History Books 6 Comments
"[An] uncommonly wise and moving book." --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post"An altogether remarkable, frequently funny, genuinely moving, and utterly original book." --Jan Morris"The Danger Tree is absolutely riveting: an extraordinary mixture of history, memory, fiction, and technique that succeeds at every level. I was touched, I was exhilarated, and I was thrilled to read a book that has risen to the challenge of recording...the past in all our hearts." --Michael Ignatieff"I've just discovered The Danger Tree and am stunned. It is so good." --Alice Munro --This text refers to the ...
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Armagedón petróleo y terror: Lo que dice la Biblia acerca del futuro Tyndale Espanol Mark Hitchcock


30th September 2011 History Books 5 Comments
En una actualizacin del trabajo del renombrado erudito bblico John F. Walvoord, famoso porque predijo sucesos del mundo actual, Armagedn, Petrleo y Terror ofrece predicciones impresionantes sobre el futuro del terrorismo, la economa basada en el petrleo y la guerra nuclear en el Medio Oriente. Armagedn, Petrleo y Terror arroja luz sobre 12 sucesos relacionados con las profecas del fin de los tiempos que parecen extraamente prximas a convertirse en realidad. Incluye material de conferencias y debates que se llevaron a cabo despus del 11 de septiembre e incluye material vital, actualizado, de ...
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The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection: 1898-1902 Military Uniforms Alejandro Quesada Osprey Publishing 1st Ed. edition


30th September 2011 History Books 8 Comments
"Alejandro de Quesada's The Spanish-American War and Phillipine Insurrection outlines the uniforms and armies of the war which involved the U.S. in its first overseas battles." -California Bookwatch (December 2007)"Thanks to the excellent choice of photographs and the superb illustrations, we get an idea of how these men (and women) were dressed and outfitted. This all makes yet another great addition to the superb library of Osprey titles and one you can purchase with confidence." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com Alejandro de Quesada is a Florida-based ...
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U.S. Environmentalism since 1945: A Brief History with Documents BedfordSt. Martin’s 1st edition Steven Stoll


30th September 2011 History Books 14 Comments
By the end of World War II, Americans' relationship with nature had changed dramatically. New consumption patterns drove an industrial economy that exploited the earth in new ways, and the atomic age heightened awareness of the earth's fragility. Environmental historian Steven Stoll identifies 1945 as the year in which environmentalism was born -- a fusion of decades-old thinking about conservation with activism to form a diverse political movement. In this thematically organized collection of primary sources, Stoll traces the development of the environmental movement and identifies its ...
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Bamboo Shoots After the Rain: Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of Taiwan Asia Taiwan Ann C. Carver The Feminist Press at CUNY


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These tales travel through emotional time, from the nearly feudal values of the 1920s and '30s to the alienated, questing attitudes of contemporary Taiwan. Several stories explore the pain of women under the old system: in "Candle," a forlorn wife retreats into illness when her husband brings home a beautiful concubine; a woman is raped in the story "In Liu Village," and her husband must wrestle with the traditional response of discarding her and his own feelings of love. The paranoia of the Maoist years is elegantly captured in "Chairman Mao Is a Rotten Egg," in which a young child's ...
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Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace 1940-1950 Oxford University Press USA Kevin Starr


30th September 2011 History Books 6 Comments
The sixth volume in one of the great ongoing works of American cultural history--Kevin Starr's monumental Americans and the California Dream--Embattled Dreams is a peerless work of cultural history following California in the years surrounding World War II. During the 1940s California ascended to a new, more powerful role in the nation. Starr describes the vast expansion of the war industry and California's role as the "arsenal of democracy" (especially the significant part women played in the aviation industry). He examines the politics of the state: Earl Warren as the dominant political ...
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The Deluxe Election Edition Bushisms: The First Term in His Own Special Words Jacob Weisberg Touchstone


30th September 2011 History Books 37 Comments
Jacob Weisberg is the editor of Slate magazine and three previous editions of Bushisms. He lives in New York City. Introduction: The Misunderestimated Man by Jacob WeisbergThe question I am most frequently asked about the Bushisms series is, "Do you really think the President of the United States is dumb?"The short answer is yes.The long answer is yes and no.Dipping into this volume may leave the impression that George W. Bush is a simple dimwit. Let's face it: a man who cannot talk about education without making a humiliating grammatical mistake ("The illiteracy level of our ...
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D.W. Griffith’s the Birth of a Nation: A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time Oxford University Press USA Melvyn Stokes


30th September 2011 History Books 5 Comments
In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this ground-breaking, aesthetically brilliant, and yet highly controversial movie. By going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D. W. Griffith Papers, Stokes explodes many of the myths surrounding The Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet the story that remains is fascinating: the longest American film of its time, Griffith's film incorporated many new features, including the first full musical score compiled for an American film. It ...
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