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Houses of the Founding Fathers Artisan Hugh Howard


31st May 2012 History Books 19 Comments
When they declared independence in Philadelphia in 1776, they changed the course of Western history. But the patriotslandowners, merchants, and professional men who hailed from towns, cities, and plantations scattered along the eastern seaboardhad private lives too, quite apart from the public deeds we know so well. In this breathtaking volume, historian Hugh Howard and photographer Roger Straus examine the everyday lives of the Founding Fathers. Houses of the Founding Fathers takes us on an eye-opening tour of forty stately eighteenth-century houses. We see the mansions of such legendary ...
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The Presidency of James Earl Carter Jr. ) University Press of Kansas 2 Revised edition Burton Ira Kaufman


31st May 2012 History Books 8 Comments
He has been called America's greatest ex-president, a man who lost the White House after one term but went on to become a respected spokes-man for peace and human rights. Burton Kaufman's book on the Carter years was hailed as the best account of his administration. This new edition probes more deeply into Jimmy Carter's approach to the presidency and the issues that he faced. It features more information on his foreign and environmental policies and expanded coverage of his personal background-both his upbringing and naval career-along with insights into his wife's activist role. ...
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Black and Blue: African Americans the Labor Movement and the Decline of the Democratic Party Paul Frymer Princeton University Press


31st May 2012 History Books 2 Comments
Black and Blue is an exceptional study of the relationships between the civil rights and labor movements during the second half of the twentieth century...His study of the particular details of this struggle, as well as the institutional circumstances that guided the struggle will be discussed for years to come. (Mark Graber Balkinization )Paul Frymer's Black and Blue is an important book, precisely because it takes what should be so obvious to scholars and makes it appear as such. At least since the mid-1980s, scholars have debated the 'rise and fall' of the labor-civil rights movement ...
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An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding David Hume Oxford University Press USA New Ed. edition


31st May 2012 History Books 26 Comments
`These new Oxford University Press editions have been meticulously collated from various exatant versions. Each text has an excellent introduction including an overview of Hume's thought and an account of his life and times. Even the difficult, and rarely commented-on, chapters on space and time are elucidated. There are also useful notes on the text and glossary. These scholarly new editions are ideally adapted for a whole range of readers, from beginners to experts.' Jane O'Grady, Catholic Herald, 4/8/00. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Library of ...
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Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Beatrice Colin John Murray


31st May 2012 History Books 2 Comments
'The storytelling is masterful and the language magical' -- Sunday Times 'A transfixing concerto of intrigue, passion, desperation, intrigue, love, heroism and tragedy' -- Easy Living 'Intricately plotted and filled with memorable characters, Beatrice Colin's gorgeous novel is a lush delight that perfectly captures the spirit of Berlin ... compelling' -- The Gloss 'Colin's descriptions of Berlin are as vibrant and alive as Lilly and the rich cast of characters around her' -- Scotland on Sunday 'An exceptional novel ... Colin is an entertaining storyteller' -- Sunday Herald 'Bold, ...
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Hitler: A Study in Tyranny People AZ H Hitler Adolf Alan Bullock Harper Perennial Abridged edition


31st May 2012 History Books 23 Comments
Alan Bullock, Baron Bullock, was born in 1914. He studied at Oxford University and served as a research assistant to Winston Churchill while writing his A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. He was a history fellow at New College, Oxford, helped found St Catherine's College, Oxford, and was Vice-Chancellor for the university. A renowned modern historian, Bullock was made a life peer in 1976. He died in 2004. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. The classic biography of Hitler that remains, years after its publication, one of the most ...
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Puerto Rico’s Fighting 65th U.S. Infantry: From San Juan to Chorwan W.W. Harris Presidio Press


31st May 2012 History Books 21 Comments
The late W. W. Harris commanded the 65th Infantry Regiment from 1949 to 1951 including its first year of combat in Korea. During World War II, the all Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment had been broken up with its three battalions relegated to backwater assignments where combat was unlikely. Still smarting fromm this slight, the 65th regained a measure of respect when it soundly defeated the veteran 3rd Infantry Division during postwar maneuvers.Puerto Rico's Fighting 65th U.S. Infantry: From San Juan to ChorwanFire and Ice : The Korean War, 1950-1953 Michael J. Varhola earned a ...
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Dry Spells: State Rainmaking and Local Governance in Late Imperial China Jeffrey Snyder-Reinke Harvard University Asia Center


31st May 2012 History Books 9 Comments
Jeffrey Snyder-Reinke is Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies at The College of Idaho. Chinese officials put considerable effort into managing the fiscal and legal affairs of their jurisdictions, but they also devoted significant time and energy to performing religious rituals on behalf of the state. This groundbreaking study explores this underappreciated aspect of Chinese political life by investigating rainmaking activities organized or conducted by local officials in the Qing dynasty. Using a wide variety of primary sources, this study explains how and why state ...
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Book of Longing Ecco First Edition edition Leonard Cohen


31st May 2012 Literature & Fiction 19 Comments
Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is one of the legendary writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is his dazzling new collection of poetry -- twenty years in the making -- written on southern California's Mount Baldy and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. Following his highly acclaimed 1984 publication, Book of Mercy, and containing Cohen's own playful and provocative line drawings, Book of Longing brings together all the elements that have elevated Leonard Cohen's artistry to worldwide recognition. ...
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Flights of Love: Stories Vintage Bernhard Schlink


31st May 2012 Literature & Fiction 33 Comments
Bernhard Schlink brings to these seven superbly crafted stories the same sleek concision and moral acuity that made The Reader an international bestseller. His charactersmen with importunate appetites and unfortunate habits of deceptionare uneasily suspended between the desire for love and the impulse toward flight.A young boys fascination with an eerily erotic painting gradually leads him into the labyrinth of his familys secrets. The friendship between a West Berliner and an idealistic young couple from the East founders amid the prosperity and revelations that follow the collapse of ...
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