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The Complete Bolivian Diaries of Che Guevara and Other Captured Documents People AZ G Guevara Che Daniel James Cooper Square Press


22nd February 2013 History Books 4 Comments
If you are caught up with the Che Guevara affair, this book will fascinate and probably disturb you. (The Economist )No amount of scandal or intrigue will tarnish Che Guevara's Bolivian diaries or prevent them from being read as one of the most transcendent documents of our time. More than simple war journals, they are a rare self-portrait of the complete revolutionary. (The New York Times Book Review )[Che's Bolivian diaries] are the very frank and personal journals of a man trying desperately, and against great odds to do something that proved impossible. The diaries comprise, whatever ...
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Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation WileyBlackwell 1 edition Waldemar Heckel


5th January 2013 History Books 10 Comments
This source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great. Provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy. Includes substantial extracts of texts written by historians, geographers, biographers and military writers.A general introduction and introductions to each chapter set the sources in context.Also includes a bibliography of modern works, visual sources and a map of Alexander'sexpedition. "This volume provides an excellent selection of source ...
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Thurgood Marshall: His Speeches Writings Arguments Opinions and Reminiscences Lawrence Hill Books Mark V. Tushnet


17th December 2012 History Books 22 Comments
Much has been written about Thurgood Marshall, but this is the first book to collect his own words. Here are briefs he filed as a lawyer, oral arguments for the landmark school desegregation cases, investigative reports on race riots and racism in the Army, speeches and articles outlining the history of civil rights and criticizing the actions of more conservative jurists, Supreme Court opinions now widely cited in Constitutional law, a long and complete oral autobiography, and much more. Marshalls impact on American race relations was greater than that of anyone else this century, for it was ...
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Machiavelli’s God Princeton University Press Maurizio Viroli


14th December 2012 History Books 17 Comments
To many readers of The Prince, Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli's God, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought it was crucial to republican social and political renewal--but that first it needed to be renewed itself. And without understanding this, Viroli contends, it is impossible to comprehend Machiavelli's thought. Viroli places Machiavelli in the context ...
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Rough Magic: A Biography of Sylvia Plath People AZ P Plath Sylvia Paul Alexander Viking Adult 1st 1st Print edition


13th December 2012 Literature & Fiction 41 Comments
Nearly 30 years after Plath's (1932-1963) suicide, her troubled life proves to be fertile ground for biographers, as witness this work by Alexander (editor of Ariel Ascending ), which may be the most objective portrayal yet of the controversial American poet. Choosing to write Plath's life without the consent and probable constraints of the estate, Alexander eschews quoting from Plath's work; his is not a literary study. Yet the results are impressive: a thorough, beautifully fashioned chronicle rich in new materials and significant minutiae, beginning with the convergence of her parents' ...
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The Long Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians People AZ J Jackson Andrew Anthony F. C. Wallace Hill and Wang


9th December 2012 History Books 29 Comments
Wallace, who won a Bancroft Prize in 1978 for Rockdale: The Growth of an American Village , turns to Native American history in this retelling of the story of the Trail of Tears. This refers to the forced removal in the 1830s of thousands of Indians, particularly the Cherokee and the Choctaw, from the American east to west of the Mississippi River. The author expands his focus to examine the relocation of numerous Indian groups. Central to the story is Andrew Jackson, who assumed the presidency confronted with a government divided over the question of Indian removal and who soon became ...
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Anne Frank: The Book The Life The Afterlife People AZ F Frank Anne Francine Prose Harper Perennial Reprint edition


7th December 2012 History Books 20 Comments
In considering the iconic diary of Anne Frank, prolific novelist and critic Prose (Reading Like a Writer), praises the young writer's fresh narrative voice, characterizations, sense of pacing and ear for dialogue. Prose calls her a literary genius whose diary was a consciously crafted work of literature rather than the spontaneous outpourings of a teenager, and offers evidence that Frank scrupulously revised her work shortly before her arrest and intended to publish it after the war. Fans of literary gossip will savor how writer Meyer Levin, a close friend of Anne's father, Otto Frank, ...
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Thomas Jefferson’s Journey to the South of France Stewart Tabori & Chang Roy Moore


28th November 2012 History Books 12 Comments
The authors have taken the same route that Thomas Jefferson followed in 1787, recording on photographs the images and scenes he viewed some 200 years earlier. These are complemented with excerpts from his notes and letters.' This is no ordinary coffee-table book. It combines all the luscious photographs one would expect along with features that will please serious readers and scholarly specialists. Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, photographer/ author team Roy and Alma Moore retraced the three-month journey through southern France that Jefferson made in the spring ...
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The Presidency of Richard Nixon ) University Press of Kansas Melvin Small


24th November 2012 History Books 5 Comments
Twenty-five years after Richard Nixon resigned from office, his legacy remains shrouded in controversy. His was a complex, inconsistent, and even contradictory presidency, clouded by the man's personality and political practices and played out during one of America's most turbulent eras. Melvin Small now draws on the latest archival releases to take a fresh look at Nixon and place his administration in proper historical perspective. Nixon once predicted that by the year 2000 scholars would begin to evaluate his presidency more favorably. Small, however, steers a steady course between ...
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Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency Scribner 1st edition Peter G. Bourne


17th November 2012 History Books 12 Comments
An intimate biography of the thirty-ninth president explores the life, presidency, and post-presidential years of Jimmy Carter in light of the South and its deep feeling of inferiority and its equally deep Christianity. 45,000 first printing. Tour. A perfect amount of time has elapsed for beginning a proper historical understanding of Jimmy Carter--enough to allow the emotions of witnesses and participants to cool, but not enough to overly dim their recall. And this book is a solid effort in that direction. Bourne, a psychiatrist, had known Carter for years before his presidency ...
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