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Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution Palgrave Macmillan First Edition edition Mark Puls


28th February 2012 History Books 47 Comments
Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award! The argument of this brisk biography is summed up by the subtitle: Sam Adams (1722–1803)—whom most Americans know principally as that jolly guy on the beer bottles—was a major architect of American independence. Indeed, he was the only founding father to argue for independence from England before shots were fired at Lexington. A native Bostonian and brilliant political strategist, Adams led the protests in the 1760s over the Sugar and Stamp Acts, as well as the 1773 Boston Tea Party. After war broke out, he slowly nudged other ...
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Mountain Spirit: The Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone Lawrence L Loendorf University of Utah Press 1 edition


28th February 2012 History Books 5 Comments
"Contains a surprising amount of detail. This is a book that will probably influence our thinking about the Mountain Shoshone for years to come."—Montana, The Magazine of Western History --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Lawrence Loendorf is an archaeologist at New Mexico State University. He is the coauthor of Ancient Visions: Petroglyphs and Pictographs of the Wind River and Bighorn Country: Wyoming and Montana (University of Utah Press, 2001) and Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park.Nancy Medaris Stone is a writer and editor ...
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Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia David Harnish Oxford University Press USA


28th February 2012 History Books 0 Comments
"Absolutely essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the complex diversity of music in Indonesia today." --Prof. R. Anderson Sutton, School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison"Divine Inspirations illustrates and confounds the perennially contested line between religion and culture in Islam. This pioneering volume reanimates Islamic studies in Indonesia and beyond by revealing the many performative paths to the divine." --Engseng Ho, author of The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean"The influence of Islam on the arts has long been overlooked in ...
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The Conquistador: 1492-1550 John Pohl Osprey Publishing First Edition edition


28th February 2012 History Books 8 Comments
Insights into the real lives of history's fighting men, packed with full colour illustrations, highly detailed cutaways, exploded artwork of weaponry and armour, and action-packed battle scenes. John Pohl is a research archaeologist at UCLA. He is an eminent authority on American Indian civilizations and has directed numerous archaeological excavations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the United States. He has published extensively on subjects ranging from human origins to the rise of the Aztec empire and specializes in the decipherement of ancient pictographic writing ...
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In war’s dark shadow: The Russians before the Great War Dial Press 1ST edition W. Bruce Lincoln


28th February 2012 History Books 21 Comments
This is the story of the Russian people's entry into the 20th century. It concentrates specifically on the 25 years before the outbreak of World War I. "An exemplary popular history, a work which is at once erudite, readable, and persuasive.... Lincoln's work gives a multisided portrait of the Russian people at the most critical moment of their modern history." —Slavic Review"A vivid, dramatic, and authoritative account of the societal clashes and contradictions that made the revolution of 1917 inevitable.... [Lincoln] makes history not only vivid but ...
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Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War 1941-1945 Evan Mawdsley Bloomsbury USA


28th February 2012 History Books 36 Comments
"Thunder in the East is now the state-of-the art general history of the Eastern front."James V. Koch, Old Dominion University"Mawdsley is a Russian specialist, and much of his research is based on thousands of documents from the Soviet military archives published in the 1990s. These enable him, first, to avoid ovverreliance on self-serving Soviet military memoirs; second to provide an in-depth analysis of the Red Army's development into a highly effective military machine; and, third, to illuminate many neglected phases and episodes of the military campaign."Geoffrey Roberts, The Times ...
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How the War Was Remembered: Hollywood and Vietnam Albert Auster Praeger Paperback


28th February 2012 History Books 7 Comments
. . .the definitive critical text on the Vietnam cinema.Film QuarterlyThis is one of the few readable books about Vietnam Films. . . . How the War War Remembered is a valuable read.Radio Centre Ville --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. ALBERT AUSTER is Associate Editor of Cineaste and has taught at the College of State Island and Brooklyn College.LEONARD QUART is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at the College of State Island, CUNY. One way to analyze the intensely conflicting feelings Americans hold toward the Vietnam War is to see ...
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Life on the Mississippi CreateSpace Mark Twain


28th February 2012 History Books 49 Comments
This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library Memoir of the steamboat era ...
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Our Island Story CreateSpace Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


28th February 2012 History Books 22 Comments
Our Island Story is by H. E. Marshall. It is about the history of England up to Queen Victoria's death, with some myths and legends mixed in. The book's contents were originally told by H.E. Marshall to answer her children's questions about the history of "their home island" (Great Britain, although at the time they were living in Australia). The book has always been very popular, and many famous historians credit it as an inspiration. I was given H.E. Marshalls Our Island Story at Christmas 1936 and Ive still got that copy. It was a direct inspiration for me in my career as a historian. ...
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Preaching with All You’ve Got: Embodying the Word


28th February 2012 Christian Books 13 Comments
Becoming a Living Sermon Beyond spoken words, what is it that really helps preachers get their message across? Seasoned pastor and preaching professor David Day explores the ways in which preachers may embody their messagesin their own person; in the words they use; through the use of objects, pictures, literature, and drama; and in the response of their audience. An eloquent and compelling volume suitable for communicators from a broad range of Christian denominations, it offers a practical workbook of ideas that preachers can begin using in their very next sermon. FEATURES ...
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