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Art and Life in Renaissance Venice Prentice Hall Patricia Fortini Brown


31st October 2011 History Books 5 Comments
For courses in Renaissance Art. Through close examination of Renaissance paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and other art works, Patricia Fortini Brown brings fourteenth and fifteenth century Venice alive. She explores the role of the guilds and the nobility, the unique island setting, the environment of the church and the private home, the political rivalries with other states, the taste for symbols and metaphors, the myriad qualities that made Venice distinct and its art unique. Carefully interweaving art-historical analysis of individual works (both famous and little-known) with ...
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Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government James T. Sparrow Oxford University Press USA First Edition edition


31st October 2011 History Books 8 Comments
"One finishes Warfare State with an appreciation of how beautifully wrought a piece of scholarship it is--meticulously researched, graceful written, and politically resonant." --History News Network "James Sparrow's wide-ranging and deeply-researched book helps us to see modern America anew. Warfare State deftly shows how wartime reconfigurations of the U.S. economy, society, and political landscape fueled the explosive growth of centralized authority and set the contours of today's virulent debates about the role of the federal government. A brilliant debut."-Elizabeth Borgwardt, ...
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Popular Fiction by Women 1660-1730: An Anthology Oxford University Press USA Paula R. Backscheider


31st October 2011 History Books 6 Comments
Popular Fiction by Women 1660-1730 gathers together for the first time a sparkling selection of shorter fiction by the most successful women writers of the period, from Aphra Behn, the first important English female professional writer, to Penelope Aubin and Eliza Haywood, who with Daniel Defoe dominated prose fiction in the 1720s. The texts included were among the best-selling titles of their time, and played a key role in the expanding market for narrative in the early eighteenth century. Crucial to the development of the longer novel of manners and morals that emerged in the mid-eighteenth ...
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Biografía del Poder 2 : Francisco I. Madero místico de la libertad Biografías y memorias Líderes y Personas Célebres Presidentes y Jefes de Estado Krauze Enrique Fondo de Cultura Económica 1a ed edition


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Text: Spanish Primer presidente despus del porfiriato, Francisco I. Madero sustentaba ideas liberales, pero fue asesinado antes de implantarlas. Esta biografa ha sido complementada con una vasta seleccin de material fotogrfico en el que hay algunas imgenes que no se conocan.Biografía del Poder, 2 : Francisco I. Madero, místico de la libertad (Biografia del Poder) (Spanish Edition) Biografia del poder, 1 : Porfirio Diaz, místico de la autoridad Text: Spanish Primer volumen de una serie de ocho consagrados a los hombres que han contribuido con sus actos a conformar el Mxico ...
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The Founding Fathers Reconsidered Oxford University Press USA 1 edition R. B. Bernstein


31st October 2011 History Books 31 Comments
Here is a vividly written and compact overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as the "Founding Fathers"--who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic "philosopher-kings" as American or world history has ever seen. In The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, R. B. Bernstein reveals Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and the other founders not as shining demigods but as imperfect human beings--people much like us--who nevertheless achieved political greatness. They emerge here as men who sought to ...
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Pegasus Bridge: June 6 1944 Europe France Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster


31st October 2011 History Books 52 Comments
Los Angeles Herald Examiner All the vividness of a movie, and all the intelligence -- in every sense -- of fine military history.Drew Middleton The New York Times Book Review An illuminating account of an operation as strategically important as any fought on D-Day.James Pitts New Orleans Times A little gem. One that will be drawn from by historians of the future.Noland Norgaard The Denver Post The best war story this reviewer has ever read. 6 1-hour cassettes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a ...
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Shanghai: A History in Photographs 1842-Today Liu Heung Shing Penguin Global


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Liu Heung Shing was born in Hong Kong in 1951. He began his career as a photojournalist covering the death of Chairman Mao Zedong in 1976. He was the first Chinese person to win a Pulitzer Prize, for his coverage of the collapse of the USSR. Liu is the author of China After Mao (Penguin, 1982), USSR: Collapse of an Empire (Associated Press, 1992), and editor of China, Portrait of a Country (Taschen, 2008). He has been named as one of the 100 most influential figures in contemporary history by Photo magazine. Karen Smith is the foremost authority on contemporary Chinese art, and is ...
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African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens Celia E. Naylor The University of North Carolina Press


31st October 2011 History Books 2 Comments
"A fine book taken in the spirit of reawakening an interest in an oft-neglected area of African American and Cherokee history. . . . Draws on an impressive array of sources. . . . Provides a timely record of African participation in the nation."-Chronicles of Oklahoma"Naylor nimbly works with sparse and sometimes problematic evidence (such as the Works Progress Administration's slave narratives) to render a sensitive and sophisticated telling of hardship and suffering, overt and everyday resistance, acceptance and disfranchisement, and adaptation and exclusion. . . . An enormous ...
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Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi Raghavan N. Iyer Oxford University Press


31st October 2011 History Books 5 Comments
Raghavan N. Iyer is at University of California, Santa Barbara. In this book, first published by OUP USA in 1973, Professor Iyer elucidates the central concepts in the moral and political thought of Mahatma Gandhi, bringing out the subtlety, potency, and universal importance of his concepts of truth and non-violence, freedom and obligation, and his view of the relation between means and ends in politics.Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi Asian Philosophies "The author not only loves his field, he obviously cares very much that students have access to this information in a ...
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A House Divided: The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America Routledge Jonathan Daniel Wells


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The Civil War is one of the most defining eras of American history, and much has been written on every aspect of the war. The volume of material available is daunting, especially when a student is trying to grasp the overall themes of the period. Jonathan Wells has distilled the war down into understandable, easy-to-read sections, with plenty of maps and illustrations, to help make sense of the battles and social, political, and cultural changes of the era. Presented here is information on: the home front the battles, both in the East and the West the status of slaves ...
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