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The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee Harvard University Press Patrick D. Jones


30th November 2011 History Books 8 Comments
Between 1958 and 1970, a distinctive movement for racial justice emerged from unique circumstances in Milwaukee. A series of local leaders inspired growing numbers of people to participate in campaigns against employment and housing discrimination, segregated public schools, the membership of public officials in discriminatory organizations, welfare cuts, and police brutality. The Milwaukee movement culminated in the dramatic—and sometimes violent—1967 open housing campaign. A white Catholic priest, James Groppi, led the NAACP Youth Council and Commandos in a militant struggle that ...
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Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America Europe Portugal Felipe Fernandez-Armesto Random House Trade Paperbacks Reprint edition


30th November 2011 History Books 12 Comments
Starred Review. In a dazzling new biography, noted historian Fernández-Armesto (Columbus) captures the exploits of the now mostly forgotten adventurer for whom the New World was named—a man the author characterizes as a self-promoter lacking in talent and accomplishment. Born into a Florentine family, the young Amerigo Vespucci (1454–1512) entered the seagoing life to make his fortune; his earliest expeditions were in search of pearls. As a result of his later voyages, however, Vespucci presented himself as a celestial navigator and master of the art of reading latitude ...
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Anastasia’s Album: The Last Tsar’s Youngest Daughter Tells Her Own Story Hugh Brewster Hyperion


30th November 2011 History Books 13 Comments
Designed to resemble a scrapbook, this striking, profusely illustrated volume presents a sympathetic and affecting portrait of the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Romanov ruler (see Children's Books, Oct. 7). Brewster juxtaposes remarkably pristine period photos (some artfully hand-colored by Anastasia) with Christopher's carefully composed shots of the palaces the family inhabited and of several family possessions: a doll, a Faberge egg, a Red Cross uniform worn by one of Anastasia's sisters. His prose is equally atmospheric: Anastasia at three is "a blue-eyed whirlwind." ...
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Thicker than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia Oxford University Press USA Rachel Bronson


30th November 2011 History Books 31 Comments
For fifty-five years, the United States and Saudi Arabia were solid partners. Then came the 9/11 attacks, which sorely tested that relationship. In Thicker than Oil, Rachel Bronson reveals why the partnership became so intimate and how the countries' shared interests sowed the seeds of today's most pressing problem--Islamic radicalism. Drawing on a wide range of archival material, declassified documents, and interviews with leading Saudi and American officials, Bronson chronicles a history of close, and always controversial, contacts. She argues that contrary to popular belief the ...
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Samurai Heraldry Stephen Turnbull Osprey Publishing


30th November 2011 History Books 3 Comments
An unrivalled illustrated reference source on fighting men and commanders, past and present. Each volume is packed with full colour artwork, making military history uniquely accessible to enthusiasts of all ages. Stephen Turnbull is a leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the Far East, particularly in Japan and Korea, and is the author of a number of major books on the subject. He has contributed several titles to the Osprey Military list since his original Men-at-Arms 86, Samurai Armies 1550-1615, in 1979. The ...
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The 1960s: A Documentary Reader Brian Ward WileyBlackwell 1 edition


30th November 2011 History Books 1 Comment
Ward has crafted a cool, clever, and incisive Sixties reader. . . . Pedagogically sophisticated and thought-provoking, this reader gives instructors an invaluable tool as it gives students a wide-ranging tour of Sixties politics and culture.David Farber, Temple University, author of The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s"With his thoughtful introduction and excellent selection of documents, Brian Ward has done an outstanding job of bringing to life the complexities and contradictions of the era."Kevin M. Kruse, Princeton University, author of White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of ...
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The Reagan Files: The Untold Story of Reagan’s Top-Secret Efforts to Win the Cold War CreateSpace Jason Saltoun-Ebin


30th November 2011 History Books 13 Comments
LOS ANGELES (MMD Newswire) November 3, 2010 -- President Ronald Reagan's name is often invoked by modern politicians who celebrate the Gipper's commitment to conservative values and foreign affairs. "The Reagan Files: The Untold Story of Reagan's Top-Secret Efforts to Win the Cold War" by Jason Saltoun-Ebin (ISBN 1453633057), gives readers an unprecedented look at how the nation's 40th president worked to win the war that divided the world's two most powerful nations. Drawing on formerly top secret National Security Council meeting minutes and private letters between President ...
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Panzer III & Its Variants Schiffer Pub Ltd Walter J. Spielberger


30th November 2011 History Books 5 Comments
Vol. III of IV. Text: English (translation) Original Language: German Panzer III & Its Variants (The Spielberger German Armor & Military Vehicles, Vol 3) ...
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Chinese Negotiating Behavior: Pursuing Interests Through ‘Old Friends’ Richard H. Solomon United States Institute of Peace


30th November 2011 History Books 1 Comment
Richard H. Solomon has had extensive experience negotiating with East Asian leaders. As assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, he negotiated the first UN "Permanent Five" peacemaking agreement, for Cambodia, and led U.S. bilateral negotiations with Vietnam. Solomon has been president of the United States Institute of Peace since 1993. He is the author of seven books, including Chinese Negotiating Behavior: Pursuing Interests Through "Old Friends" (USIP Press) and coauthor of American Negotiating Behavior: Wheeler Dealers, Legal-Eagles, Bullies, and Preachers ...
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Mental Maps in the Early Cold War Era 1945-68 Jonathan Wright Palgrave Macmillan 1 edition


30th November 2011 History Books 0 Comments
Praise for Mental Maps in the Era of Two World Wars: "This fine collection of essays on the 'mental maps' of key statesmen during the inter-war period makes an important contribution to this new approach ... a stimulating and extremely useful set of essays." -- Peter Jackson, English Historical Review STEVEN CASEY is Reader in International History at the London School of Economics, UK. He is author of Cautious Crusade: Franklin Roosevelt, American Public Opinion and the War against Nazi Germany, and Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics and Public Opinion, which won the ...
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