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Hitler’s Black Victims : The Historical Experiences of European Blacks Africans and African Americans During the Nazi Era Clarence Lusane Routledge

31st October 2011 History Books 12 Comments
Clarence Lusane is an excellent and prolific writer and a brilliant thinker. In Hitler's Black Victims, he turns his laser-like intelligence on yet another timely topic: the experience of the Black people in Nazi Germany. Neither Black history, nor European history, will be the same again.Gerald Horne, author of From the Barrel of a GunIn its attention to almost the full span of the black history in Germany [Lusane's] book comprises the most inclusive study of the black experience to date, bringing together materials hitherto only available in far less accessible publications.Humanities ...
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Indian Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady Bison Books

31st October 2011 History Books 18 Comments
James T. King's other publications include War Eagle: A Life of General Eugene A. Carr. Originally published in 1904, Indian Fights and Fighters regularly appears in bibliographies of significant works on the history of the American West. Embracing almost three decades of Plains history, it contains not only Brady's clear, fast-paced accounts of the Plains wars, but also a number of eyewitness accounts, most of which were written especially for him and which are almost impossible to find elsewhere. The Powder River Expedition, the tragedy at Fort Phil Kearny, the Wagon Box Fight, the ...
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The Devil You Know Literature & Fiction Genre Fiction Horror Ghosts Mike Carey Grand Central Publishing

31st October 2011 Literature & Fiction 49 Comments
Starred Review. Aviolent ghost in a world where spirits are rarely mean-spirited is a clue to a deeper mystery in this engrossing dark fantasy debut from comics-writer Carey. Felix Fix Castor is an itinerant exorcist who (like a certain famous group of Hollywood ghost-evicters) alternates between dispatching spooks and doing stage magic at ungrateful children's birthday parties. When he's summoned to end a haunting at London's prestigious Bonnington Archive, he finds a vengeful specter with a blood-veiled face that resists methods for extirpating the usually docile dead. When Castor ...
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The 100 Most Important Verses for Teens

31st October 2011 Christian Books 5 Comments
This inviting new series of uniquely packaged books promises to help readers learn the key verses in the Bible that can change their lives forever, bringing meaning, fulfillment, and peace. The 100 Most Important Bible Verses for Teens helps teens, who are often unfamiliar with the Bible or are intimidated by it, learn the timeless, life-changing principles of scripture that are directly applicable to their lives as teens. Teenagers, whether they're Christians or whether they're just starting to think about the place of God in their lives, will love the upbeat, conversational style of ...
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Cutting for Stone Vintage Reprint edition Abraham Verghese

31st October 2011 Literature & Fiction 51 Comments
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined. Amazon Exclusive: John Irving Reviews ...
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Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America Gretchen Helmke The Johns Hopkins University Press

31st October 2011 History Books 0 Comments
One of the most interesting and illuminating works on Latin American politics to appear in recent years. (Joe Foweraker Journal of Latin American Studies )Rich in empirical material and in provoking theoretical questions. (Julian Durazo Herrmann European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies ) Gretchen Helmke is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester. Steven Levitsky is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. (2007) This volume analyzes the function of informal institutions in Latin America ...
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Expositions of the Psalms 1-32

31st October 2011 Christian Books 2 Comments
This is the first volume of the long-awaited translation of one of Augustine's classics and a great work in Christian literature. Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of Augustines Confessions in the same series has been praised as being of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the market (Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury). As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought. They recapitulate and focus the experiences of Augustines personal ...
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Early Medieval Spain: Unity in Diversity 400-1000 Roger Collins Palgrave Macmillan 1St Edition edition

31st October 2011 History Books 1 Comment
Roger Collins is at the Department of History, University of Edinburgh. Anthony Goodman is at the Department of History, University of Edinburgh. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. In Spain the 1980s and 1990s have seen a dramatic revival of regional aspirations towards greater self-expression and increased political autonomy, following a period of rigid centralisation of government in Madrid and the attempted imposition of cultural uniformity. This tension between the ethnic and cultural diversity of the different regions of the Iberian peninsula and the attempts of various ...
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Genghis: Birth of an Empire: A Novel Bantam Conn Iggulden

31st October 2011 Literature & Fiction 47 Comments
Genghis Khan was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Shaped by abandonment and betrayal, Temujin endured, driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies who could come without warning from beyond the horizon.Through a series of courageous raids, Temujin’s legend grew until he was chasing a vision: to unite many tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a thousand warhorses, to subject all nations and empires to his will. Starred Review. ...
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Maelstrom Tor Books First Edition edition Peter Watts

31st October 2011 Literature & Fiction 33 Comments
This is the way the world ends:A nuclear strike on a deep sea vent. The target was an ancient microbevoracious enough to drive the whole biosphere to extinctionand a handful of amphibious humans called rifters whod inadvertently released it from three billion years of solitary confinement.The resulting tsunami killed millions. Its not as through there was a choice: saving the world excuses almost any degree of collateral damage.Unless, of course, you miss the target.Now North Americas west coast lies in ruins. Millions of refugees rally around a mythical figure mysteriously risen from the ...
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