eBooks-share History Latest eBooks http://kjlvxc.biz/rss/history Latest History eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT Books-share.com http://kjlvxc.biz/images/logo.png http://kjlvxc.biz/ 158 57 A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) (by Herbert F. Tucker) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/a-new-companion-to-victorian-literature-and-culture-blackwell-companions-to-literature-and-culture
Author(s): Herbert F. Tucker
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2014-05-05
ISBN-10: 1118624491
ISBN-13: 9781118624494
Language: English
Description: The Victorian period was a time of rapid cultural change, which resulted in a huge and varied literary output. A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture offers experienced guidance to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and historical context. This revised and expanded edition comprises contributions from over 30 leading scholars who, approaching the Victorian epoch from different positions and traditions, delve into the unruly complexities of the Victorian imagination. Divided into five parts, this new companion surveys seven decades of history before examining the keys phases in a... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT
The Craft of Knowledge: Experiences of Living with Data (by A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-craft-of-knowledge-experiences-of-living-with-data
Author(s): A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey
Categories: Business & Economics > Information Management, History > Europe, History > Historiography, Political Science > Government, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2014-09-29
ISBN-10: 1137287330
ISBN-13: 9781137287335
Language: English
Description: This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:06:02 GMT
From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950 (by Albert Monshan Wu) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/from-christ-to-confucius-german-missionaries-chinese-christians-and-the-globalization-of-christianity-1860-1950
Author(s): Albert Monshan Wu
Categories: History > Asia, Religion > Christianity, Religion > Confucianism, Religion > History
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2016-11-22
ISBN-10: 0300217072
ISBN-13: 9780300217070
Language: English
Description: A bold and original study of German missionaries in China, who catalyzed a revolution in thinking among European Christians about the nature of Christianity itself In this accessibly written and empirically based study, Albert Wu documents how German missionaries—chastened by their failure to convert Chinese people to Christianity—reconsidered their attitudes toward Chinese culture and Confucianism. In time, their increased openness catalyzed a revolution in thinking among European Christians about the nature of Christianity itself. At a moment when Europe’s Christian population is falling behind those of South... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:26:05 GMT
Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (by Siva Vaidhyanathan) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/copyrights-and-copywrongs-the-rise-of-intellectual-property-and-how-it-threatens-creativity
Author(s): Siva Vaidhyanathan
Categories: History > United States, Law > Intellectual Property, Reference > General
Publisher: NYU Press
Publish date: 2003-04-01
ISBN-10: 0814788076
ISBN-13: 9780814788073
Language: English
Description: Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. Embedded within conflicts over royalties and infringement are cultural values—about race, class, access, ownership, free speech, and democracy—which influence how rights are determined and enforced. Questions of legitimacy—of what constitutes “intellectual property” or “fair use,” and of how to locate a precise moment of cultural creation—have become enormously complicated in recent years, as advances in technology have exponentially increased the speed of cultural reproduction and dissemination. In Copyrights and Copywrongs, Siva Vaidhyanathan tracks the... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:56:02 GMT
The Archaeology of Northeast China: Beyond the Great Wall (by Sarah Milledge Nelson) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-archaeology-of-northeast-china-beyond-the-great-wall-1
Author(s): Sarah Milledge Nelson
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Asia, History > World, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1995-03-07
ISBN-10: 0415117550
ISBN-13: 9780415117555
Language: English
Description: An up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and prehistory of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory had both its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from that of China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the Northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:16:02 GMT
Kitchener's Men: The King's Own Royal Lancasters On The Western Front 1915-1918 (by John Hutton) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/kitcheners-men-the-kings-own-royal-lancasters-on-the-western-front-1915-1918
Author(s): John Hutton
Categories: History > World
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Publish date: 2014-10-27
ISBN-10: 1459688082
ISBN-13: 9781459688087
Language: English
Description: In Kitchener's Men John Hutton provides a absorbing account of the raising, training and fighting experiences of the Service and Territorial battalions of the King's Own Royal Lancasters in France during the Great War. His book gives a graphic insight into the daily routine and grim reality of warfare on the Western Front for men who were mostly recruited from the Furness area of the North - West. They came from the steel mills, shipyards and engineering workshops of this heavily industrialised part of Britain. They responded to the call to defend their country and its values at a critical moment in the nation's history, and the endured incredible... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:46:13 GMT
THE LIFE AND FATE OF VASILY GROSSMAN (by John Garrard, Carol Garrard) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-life-and-fate-of-vasily-grossman
Author(s): John Garrard, Carol Garrard
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2012-10
ISBN-10: 178159001X
ISBN-13: 9781781590010
Language: English
Description: Vasily Grossman (1905-64), one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, served for over 1,000 days with the Red Army as a war correspondent on the Eastern front. He was present during the street-fighting at Stalingrad, and his 1944 report 'The Hell of Treblinka', was the first eyewitness account of a Nazi death camp. Though he finished the war as a decorated lieutenant colonel, his epic account of the battle of Stalingrad, Life and Fate, was suppressed by Soviet authorities, and never published in his lifetime. Declared a 'non-person', Grossman died in obscurity. Only in 1980, with the posthumous publication in Switzerland of Life and Fate... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:46:07 GMT
Britons Experience the Great War: Life at Home and Abroad 1914-1918 (by Peter Liddle) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/britons-experience-the-great-war-life-at-home-and-abroad-1914-1918
Author(s): Peter Liddle
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2014-10-19
ISBN-10: 1473821169
ISBN-13: 9781473821163
Language: English
Description: Expertly written and beautifully presented, this book of outstanding photographs, documents and artwork captures the spirit of the British people as they faced and successfully came through the prolonged challenge of the First World War. Using previously unpublished material from the Liddle Collection in the University Library at Leeds and supporting this with photographs from private and public collections from many parts of the British Isles, Britons Experience the Great War brings the experience of soldiers, sailors and airmen graphically close. It is, however, not just the fighting fronts which are so well represented: from the industrial,... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:42:07 GMT
The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost (by Cathal Nolan) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-allure-of-battle-a-history-of-how-wars-have-been-won-and-lost
Author(s): Cathal Nolan
Categories: History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-02-01
ISBN-10: 0195383788
ISBN-13: 9780195383782
Language: English
Description: History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Nor has the "genius" of the so-called Great Captains - from Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great and Napoleon - play a major role. Wars are decided in other ways. Cathal J. Nolan's The Allure of Battle systematically and... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:26:02 GMT
The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams, and Jokes Plucked from Science (by Simon Flynn) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-science-magpie-fascinating-facts-stories-poems-diagrams-and-jokes-plucked-from-science
Author(s): Simon Flynn
Categories: History > World, Reference > Trivia, Science > History
Publisher: Icon Books
Publish date: 2013-11-12
ISBN-10: 1848315996
ISBN-13: 9781848315990
Language: English
Description: "Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes, and quotations . . . is sure to entertain and surprise."—New Scientist From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale, and learn how to measure the speed of light. Simon Flynn was the publisher at icon Books for many years and is now a qualified science teacher. He has degrees in chemistry and philosophy.
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:52:05 GMT
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (Crowood Aviation) (by Peter Davies) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/mcdonnell-douglas-f-15-eagle-crowood-aviation
Author(s): Peter Davies
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Crowood
Publish date: 2001-10-04
ISBN-10: 1861263430
ISBN-13: 9781861263438
Language: English
Description: Since 1976, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has been the United States military's principle air superiority fighter. This complete history of the design and development of the aircraft capable of Mach 2 is accompanied by stunning photography and the story of the F-15's service in the Gulf War.
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:56:02 GMT
The Mighty Eighth in Art (by Roger Anthony Freeman) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-mighty-eighth-in-art
Author(s): Roger Anthony Freeman
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Military, Art > Schools, Periods & Styles
Publisher: Arms & Armour
Publish date: 1996-08
ISBN-10: 1854093126
ISBN-13: 9781854093127
Language: English
Description: Illustrated with colour paintings of the US 8th Air Force in action in World War II, this book features air combat scenes, on-board situations, images of the British bases, and the aircraft themselves, reliving the atmosphere of an awesome air war. Some of the artists actually flew with the "Eighth". The volume is illustrated by artists from both America and Britain.
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:56:05 GMT
Stalin (by Zhores a Medvedev) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/stalin
Author(s): Zhores a Medvedev
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish date: 2003-09-26
ISBN-10: 1860647685
ISBN-13: 9781860647680
Language: English
Description: Josef Stalin remains one of the greatest enigmas of modern history. Unflinching, impenetrable, inhuman in his cruelty, bathed in misery himself, he represents to many a very paradigm of evil - perhaps, in his icy rationalism, even more so than Hitler himself. More than a hundred biographies of Stalin have been written since his death in 1953, but this study looks at the torrent of new material unleashed with the opening of the secret Soviet archives when the Union collapsed. The truths extracted from these long-secret archives provide a radically fresh insight into the life and career of one of the major figures of the 20th century.
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:56:02 GMT
The Annals of the Saljuq Turks: Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir (Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) (by D.S. Richards) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-annals-of-the-saljuq-turks-selections-from-al-kamil-fil-tarikh-of-ibn-al-athir-routledge-studies-in-the-history-of-iran-and-turkey
Author(s): D.S. Richards
Categories: History > Asia, History > Middle East, History > Military, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2002-07-02
ISBN-10: 0700715762
ISBN-13: 9780700715763
Language: English
Description: Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh, is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the whole sweep of Islamic history up to his own lifetime. This volume of D.S. Richards' translation covers the early years of conquest and the period of the 'great sultanate'. With its copious annotations, the translation will open a direct window into this period of history for non-Arabic readers and will be an invaluable aid and resource for students and... more...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:56:11 GMT
Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival (by David Pilling) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/bending-adversity-japan-and-the-art-of-survival
Author(s): David Pilling
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, History > Asia, History > Social History
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
Publish date: 2014-03-13
ISBN-10: 1594205841
ISBN-13: 9781594205842
Language: English
Description: “[A]n excellent book...” --The Economist Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling's Bending Adversity captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Japan. Pilling’s exploration begins with the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. His deep... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:22:05 GMT
The Sex Lives of Australians (by Frank Bongiorno) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-sex-lives-of-australians
Author(s): Frank Bongiorno
Categories: History > Australia & New Zealand
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publish date: 2015-01-02
ISBN-10: 1863957073
ISBN-13: 9781863957076
Language: English
Description: Winner of the 2013 ACT Book of the Year Award Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes - here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day. In this fascinating social history, Frank Bongiorno uses striking examples to chart the changing sex lives of Australians. Tracing the story up to the present, Bongiorno shows how the quest for respectability always has another side to it. Along the way he deals with some intriguing questions - What did it mean to be a 'mate'? How did modern warfare affect soldiers' attitudes to sex? Why did the law ignore... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:26:22 GMT
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (5v.)) (by Timothy L. Gall) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/worldmark-encyclopedia-of-the-nations-worldmark-encyclopedia-of-the-nations-5v
Author(s): Timothy L. Gall
Categories: History > World, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Gale
Publish date: 2006-11-06
ISBN-10: 1414410891
ISBN-13: 9781414410890
Language: English
Description: < P>< I>Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations< /I> presents easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world.
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:16:08 GMT
Engineers (by DK Publishing) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/engineers
Author(s): DK Publishing
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, History > General, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: DK
Publish date: 2012-04-16
ISBN-10: 0756692644
ISBN-13: 9780756692643
Language: English
Description: From the earliest engineers such as Archimedes and Hero of Alexandria, heroes of the Industrial Revolution like Eli Whitney and Alessandro Volta, and pioneers of the Modern Age with Henry Ford and Wernher von Braun, Engineers looks at more than eighty of the world's greatest engineers — who they were, what they did, and how their projects shaped the course of human history. The only book to feature engineers from every era of human history and all disciplines of engineering — from civil engineering to space flight — Engineers includes original drawings and specially commissioned photography to help illuminate the stories behind the... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:42:02 GMT
Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West (by William Hogeland) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/autumn-of-the-black-snake-the-creation-of-the-u-s-army-and-the-invasion-that-opened-the-west
Author(s): William Hogeland
Categories: History > Military, History > Native American, History > United States
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish date: 2017-05-16
ISBN-10: 0374107343
ISBN-13: 9780374107345
Language: English
Description: The forgotten story of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Indian war When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the newly independent United States savored its victory and hoped for a great future. And yet the republic soon found itself losing an escalating military conflict on its borderlands. In 1791, years of skirmishes, raids, and quagmire climaxed in the grisly defeat of American militiamen by a brilliantly organized confederation of Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware Indians. With nearly one thousand U.S. casualties, this was the worst defeat the nation would ever suffer at native hands. Americans were shocked,... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:56:01 GMT
Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992 (by William M. LeoGrande) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/our-own-backyard-the-united-states-in-central-america-1977-1992
Author(s): William M. LeoGrande
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Middle East, History > United States
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish date: 1998-09-21
ISBN-10: 0807823953
ISBN-13: 9780807823958
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:22:05 GMT
Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (States and Cities of Ancient Greece) (by Paul Cartledge, Antony Spawforth) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/hellenistic-and-roman-sparta-states-and-cities-of-ancient-greece
Author(s): Paul Cartledge, Antony Spawforth
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2001-12-07
ISBN-10: 0415262771
ISBN-13: 9780415262774
Language: English
Description: In this new edition, Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth have taken account of recent finds and scholarship to revise and update their authoritative overview of later Spartan history, and of the social, political, economic and cultural changes in the Spartan community.This original and compelling account is especially significant in challenging the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC. The book's focus on a frequently overlooked period makes it important not only for those interested specifically in Sparta, but also for all those concerned with Hellenistic Greece,... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:22:02 GMT
Money, Labour and Land: Approaches to the economics of ancient Greece (Routledge Classical Monographs) (by Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, Edward E. Cohen) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/money-labour-and-land-approaches-to-the-economics-of-ancient-greece-routledge-classical-monographs
Author(s): Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, Edward E. Cohen
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Environmental Economics, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Reference > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2001-12-14
ISBN-10: 0415196493
ISBN-13: 9780415196499
Language: English
Description: The cultural wealth of the classical Greek world was matched by its material wealth, and there is abundant textual and archaeological evidence for both. However, radically different theoretical and methodological approaches have been used to interpret this evidence, and conflicts continue to rage as these different starting points produce clashing views on the significance and distribution of money, labour and land. Money, Labour and Land reflects the current explosion in ideas and research by assembling case-studies from an international selection of renowned US, British and European scholars. Drawing on comparative historical and anthropological... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:02:21 GMT
Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z (Ancient World from A to Z) (by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Liza Cleland, Glenys Davies) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/greek-and-roman-dress-from-a-to-z-ancient-world-from-a-to-z
Author(s): Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Liza Cleland, Glenys Davies
Categories: Health & Fitness > Beauty & Grooming, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2007-12-20
ISBN-10: 0415226619
ISBN-13: 9780415226615
Language: English
Description: Who dressed as a woman in an attempt to commit adultery with Julius Caesar’s wife? How did the ancient Greeks make blusher from seaweed? Just how does one wear a toga? If, as many claim, the importance of clothes lies in their detail, then this a book that no sartorially savvy Classicist should be without. Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z is an alphabetized compendium of styles and accessories that form the well-known classical image: a reference source of stitches, drapery, hairstyles, colours, fabrics and jewellery, and an analysis of the intricate system of social meanings that they comprise. The... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:56:02 GMT
Avro Vulcan: Britain's Famous Delta-wing V-bomber (Aerofax) (by Phil Butler, Tony Buttler) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/avro-vulcan-britains-famous-delta-wing-v-bomber-aerofax
Author(s): Phil Butler, Tony Buttler
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
Publish date: 2008-01-01
ISBN-10: 185780256X
ISBN-13: 9781857802566
Language: English
Description: The Avro Vulcan was one of three aircraft designed to form part of Britain's V-bomber fleet alongside the Valiant and Victor. The Avro Vulcan was perhaps one of the most iconic aircraft designed and built in the UK in the postwar years. Ironically, the type's most famous action did not involve combating the international communism threat, but rather the Argentinean invasion of the Falkland Islands in April 1982. In two of the most carefully planned and audacious aviation raids in history, Vulcans from RAF Waddington attacked the airfield at Port Stanley in early May 1982 in order to prevent Argentinean Air Force fighters from using the airfield.... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:52:05 GMT
AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VI (Combat Aircraft) (by Lon Nordeen) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/av-8b-harrier-ii-units-of-operation-iraqi-freedom-i-vi-combat-aircraft
Author(s): Lon Nordeen
Categories: History > Middle East, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2013-10-22
ISBN-10: 1780963106
ISBN-13: 9781780963105
Language: English
Description: The Harrier II jet saw conflict in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Gulf War), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The aircraft has matured into a multi-role platform through the addition of a night vision system, radar, an external targeting pod and new laser-guided weapons. In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK to test V/STOL concepts for close air support. A successful funding battle was subsequently fought in the 1980s to secure military, political and economic support to expand this concept to develop and field the second generation AV-8B Harrier II from the late 1980s onward. The... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:46:13 GMT
Early Armoured Cars (Shire Library) (by E. Bartholomew) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/early-armoured-cars-shire-library
Author(s): E. Bartholomew
Categories: History > Military, Transportation > Automotive
Publisher: Shire
Publish date: 2008-03-04
ISBN-10: 0852639082
ISBN-13: 9780852639085
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:46:05 GMT
The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History (The American History Series) (by Ralph B. Levering) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-cold-war-a-post-cold-war-history-the-american-history-series
Author(s): Ralph B. Levering
Categories: History > United States, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2016-02-16
ISBN-10: 1118848403
ISBN-13: 9781118848401
Language: English
Description: Now available in a fully revised and updated third edition, The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the history and enduring legacy of the Cold War. Thoroughly updated in light of new scholarship, including revised sections on ?President Nixon?s policies in Vietnam and President Reagan?s approach to U.S.-Soviet relations Features six all new ?counterparts? sections that juxtapose important historical figures to illustrate the contrasting viewpoints that characterized the Cold War Argues that ?the success of Western capitalism during the Cold War laid the groundwork for the... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:22:02 GMT
Beachhead Normandy: An LCT's Odyssey (by Thomas Carter) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/beachhead-normandy-an-lcts-odyssey
Author(s): Thomas Carter
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publish date: 2014-02-01
ISBN-10: 1597977101
ISBN-13: 9781597977104
Language: English
Description: World War II naval history has been discussed and examined from almost every possible angle. One story that has never been told in detail, however, is that of the U.S. Navy’s vessel designated the Landing Craft Tank (LCT). Even though they are known for ferrying troops and supplies to the beaches of Normandy, LCTs were more than mere transports. In fact, the little craft had permanently assigned crews and participated in nearly all forms of naval warfare. Beachhead Normandy combines the history of LCT operations with a detailed look at a specific ship, the LCT 614, which landed at Omaha Beach under heavy fire. Tom Carter... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:22:02 GMT
Dangerous Language ― Esperanto and the Decline of Stalinism (by Ulrich Lins) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/dangerous-language-esperanto-and-the-decline-of-stalinism
Author(s): Ulrich Lins
Categories: History > Europe, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2016-09-22
ISBN-10: 1352000199
ISBN-13: 9781352000191
Language: English
Description: This book examines the rise of the international language Esperanto, launched in 1887 as a proposed a solution to national conflicts and a path to a more tolerant world. The chapters in this volume examine the position of Esperanto in Eastern Europe during the Cold War; in particular it explores Stalin’s final years and the gradual re-emergence of the Esperanto movement. At first, its revival was limited to the satellite countries, especially Bulgaria and Poland, but, with Stalinism’s gradual retreat, Esperanto organizations reappeared in most East European countries and eventually in the Soviet Union itself.  The... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:56:02 GMT
Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family: Father Mission (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) (by Mario Liong) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/chinese-fatherhood-gender-and-family-father-mission-palgrave-macmillan-studies-in-family-and-intimate-life
Author(s): Mario Liong
Categories: Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, History > Study & Teaching, Reference > General, Science > General, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-18
ISBN-10: 1137441852
ISBN-13: 9781137441850
Language: English
Description: This book is about how Chinese men make sense of and practise fatherhood within the context of changing gender conventions and socio-cultural conditions. Liong analyses data from participant observations at a men's centre, focus groups, and in-depth interviews, to assess the subjective experience and identities of Chinese fathers in Hong Kong, from a gender perspective. His findings show that economic provision, education, and marriage are the three "natural" and "normal" domains of paternity. Not being able to fulfil these requirements is a threat to fathers' masculinity, yet is also an opportunity for fathers to reflect upon these accepted... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:46:07 GMT
Royal Heirs in Imperial Germany: The Future of Monarchy in Nineteenth-Century Bavaria, Saxony and Württemberg (Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy) (by Frank Lorenz Müller) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/royal-heirs-in-imperial-germany-the-future-of-monarchy-in-nineteenth-century-bavaria-saxony-and-w-rttemberg-palgrave-studies-in-modern-monarchy
Author(s): Frank Lorenz Müller
Categories: History > Europe, History > Study & Teaching, Political Science > History & Theory
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Publish date: 2017-03-25
ISBN-10: 1137551267
ISBN-13: 9781137551269
Language: English
Description: This book explores the development and viability of Germany’s sub-national monarchies in the decades before their sudden demise in 1918. It does so by focusing on the men who turned out to be the last ones to inherit the crowns of the country’s three smaller kingdoms: Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, Prince Friedrich August of Saxony and Prince Wilhelm of Württemberg. Imperial Germany was not a monolithic block, but a motley federation of more than twenty allied regional monarchies, headed by the Kaiser. When the German Reich became a republic at the end of the First World War, all of these kings, grand dukes, dukes and princes were swept away... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:42:05 GMT
The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East (by Andrew Scott Cooper) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-oil-kings-how-the-u-s-iran-and-saudi-arabia-changed-the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east
Author(s): Andrew Scott Cooper
Categories: Business & Economics > International, History > Middle East, History > United States
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2012-09-11
ISBN-10: 1439155186
ISBN-13: 9781439155189
Language: English
Description: While America struggles with a recess ion, oil prices soar, revolution rocks the Middle East, European nations risk defaulting on their loans, and the world teeters on the brink of a possible global financial crisis. This is not a description of the present, however, but the 1970s. In The Oil Kings, Andrew Cooper tells the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Drawing on newly declassified documents and interviews with some of the key figures of the time, Cooper follows the political posturing and backroom maneuvering that led the U.S. to switch to OPEC as its main supplier of oil from the Shah of Iran, a... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:42:02 GMT
Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire (by Roger Crowley) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/conquerors-how-portugal-forged-the-first-global-empire
Author(s): Roger Crowley
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Random House
Publish date: 2015-12-01
ISBN-10: 0812994000
ISBN-13: 9780812994001
Language: English
Description: In Empires of the Sea and City of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley established himself as our generation’s preeminent historian of the great European seafaring empires, and the go-to author for post-Crusade clashes of East and West. Now, in Conquerors, Crowley gives us the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers—a tactical advantage no other country could match. Portugal’s discovery of a sea route to India, campaign of imperial conquest over Muslim rulers, and domination of the spice trade... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:02:02 GMT
Panzerfaust: And Other German Infantry Anti-Tank Weapons (Schiffer Military Aviation History (Paperback)) (by Wolfgang Fleischer) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/panzerfaust-and-other-german-infantry-anti-tank-weapons-schiffer-military-aviation-history-paperback
Author(s): Wolfgang Fleischer
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publish date: 1997-01-01
ISBN-10: 0887406726
ISBN-13: 9780887406720
Language: English
Description: Covers German hand-held anti-tank weapons of World War II.
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:06:18 GMT
Books and The Sciences in History (by Marina Frasca-Spada) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/books-and-the-sciences-in-history
Author(s): Marina Frasca-Spada
Categories: History > General, Reference > General, Science > History
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2000-11-06
ISBN-10: 0521659396
ISBN-13: 9780521659390
Language: English
Description: The history of the sciences and the history of the book are complementary, and there has been much recent innovative research in the intersection of these lively fields. This accessibly-written, well-illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship. The twenty specially-commissioned chapters cover the period from the Carolingian renaissance of learning to the mid-nineteenth-century consolidation of science, and examine all aspects of the authorship, production, distribution, and reception of manuscripts, books and journals in the various sciences.
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:04:10 GMT
The Book of the Sword: A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day (by Richard Francis Burton) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-book-of-the-sword-a-history-of-daggers-sabers-and-scimitars-from-ancient-times-to-the-modern-day
Author(s): Richard Francis Burton
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish date: 2014-01-02
ISBN-10: 162636401X
ISBN-13: 9781626364011
Language: English
Description: “The history of the sword,” the author writes in his introduction, “is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged blades from stone or steel to fight in times of battle and protect in times of peace. In this groundbreaking work, Richard Francis Burton, explorer, translator, scholar, and swordsman, draws on a wealth of linguistic, archaeological, and literary sources to trace the millennia-old history of the sword. From... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:02:21 GMT
The Darker Vision of the Renaissance: Beyond the Fields of Reason (Centre for Mediaeval & Renaissance Studies) (by Robert S. Kinsman) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-darker-vision-of-the-renaissance-beyond-the-fields-of-reason-centre-for-mediaeval-and-renaissance-studies
Author(s): Robert S. Kinsman
Categories: History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Publish date: 1974-06-01
ISBN-10: 0520022599
ISBN-13: 9780520022591
Language: English
Description: Collection of essays on magic, alchemy, alienation and superstition during the Renaissance. Essays by many leading scholars of the 1970s, including Lynn White, Jr.
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:56:20 GMT
An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity (Introduction to Religion) (by Delbert Burkett) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/an-introduction-to-the-new-testament-and-the-origins-of-christianity-introduction-to-religion
Author(s): Delbert Burkett
Categories: History > General, Religion > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2002-07-22
ISBN-10: 0521007208
ISBN-13: 9780521007207
Language: English
Description: This book offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and early Christian literature for all students of the Bible and anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. It is designed primarily for undergraduate courses in the New Testament, biblical studies and early Christianity. There are questions for in-class discussion and written assignment, step-by-step reading guides on individual works, special box features, charts, maps and numerous illustrations designed to facilitate student use. With this textbook and the Bible, the student should therefore have all the necessary basic texts.
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:42:01 GMT
On Modern Origins: Essays in Early Modern Philosophy (Applications of Political Theory) (by Richard Kennington) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/on-modern-origins-essays-in-early-modern-philosophy-applications-of-political-theory
Author(s): Richard Kennington
Categories: History > General, Philosophy > Epistemology, Philosophy > History & Surveys, Philosophy > Metaphysics, Religion > Theology
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish date: 2004-06-15
ISBN-10: 073910814X
ISBN-13: 9780739108147
Language: English
Description: Richard Kennington (1921-1999), a professor for many years at Pennsylvania State University and the Catholic University of America, was renowned for his insight in reading and teaching early modern philosophy. Although he published articles and spoke widely, never before have his writings been collected in a book. On Modern Origins deftly shows how modern thinkers assessed the errors of the classical tradition and established in its place a philosophy that fuses a new meaning of nature and of theory with humanitarian goals. This volume is an essential source for scholars seeking to understand the contemporary significance of the dawning of the... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:46:05 GMT
Death in Ancient Rome (by Catharine Edwards) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/death-in-ancient-rome
Author(s): Catharine Edwards
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, History > Europe, History > World, Social Science > General
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2007-08-01
ISBN-10: 0300112084
ISBN-13: 9780300112085
Language: English
Description: For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist―and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:12:07 GMT
Mongols, Huns & Vikings (by Hugh Kennedy) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/mongols-huns-and-vikings
Author(s): Hugh Kennedy
Categories: History > Ancient, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Cassell
Publish date: 2002-04-28
ISBN-10: 0304352926
ISBN-13: 9780304352920
Language: English
Description: They were history's most famous and ferocious warriors. From the Huns to the Mongols, successive waves of nomadic horsemen swept out of the great steppes of Central Asia and wreaked havoc on the static civilizations of Europe, India, and China. How were they so successful? And, what were the limits of their powers? An esteemed professor--who specializes in Arabic and medieval studies--reveals just how "underdeveloped" societies spawned such great generals, from Attila to Genghis Khan; how nomadic Arabs swarmed from the desert in the 7th century to carve out an empire that stretched from Spain to the Chinese frontier; why the... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:46:05 GMT
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette (by Hampton Sides) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/in-the-kingdom-of-ice-the-grand-and-terrible-polar-voyage-of-the-uss-jeannette-1
Author(s): Hampton Sides
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Doubleday
Publish date: 2014-08-05
ISBN-10: 0385535376
ISBN-13: 9780385535373
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:32:02 GMT
Hawker Hurricane (by Peter Jacobs) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/hawker-hurricane
Author(s): Peter Jacobs
Categories: History > Military, Science > Earth Sciences, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publish date: 1998-10
ISBN-10: 1861261268
ISBN-13: 9781861261267
Language: English
Description: The RAF expansion programme in the years leading up to World War II saw the emergence of two superlative fighters, the Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane. This is an examination of the workhorse of the RAF Fighter Command. Although best known for its successes in the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane served throughout the war, with great success over the Western Desert and Malta. This account covers the Hurricane's design, development, and operational career.
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:26:04 GMT
Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize (by Sean B. Carroll) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/brave-genius-a-scientist-a-philosopher-and-their-daring-adventures-from-the-french-resistance-to-the-nobel-prize
Author(s): Sean B. Carroll
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Africa, History > Military, Science > History
Publisher: Crown
Publish date: 2013-09-24
ISBN-10: 0307952339
ISBN-13: 9780307952332
Language: English
Description: The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius.   In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis, ascended to prominent, dangerous roles, and were very lucky to survive. After the war and through twists of circumstance, they became friends, and through their... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:22:02 GMT
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 (by William Manchester, Paul Reid) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/the-last-lion-winston-spencer-churchill-defender-of-the-realm-1940-1965
Author(s): William Manchester, Paul Reid
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish date: 2012-11-06
ISBN-10: 0316547700
ISBN-13: 9780316547703
Language: English
Description: Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:56:01 GMT
Great Tales from English History (Book 2): Joan of Arc, the Princes in the Tower, Bloody Mary, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Isaac Newton, and More (by Robert Lacey) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/great-tales-from-english-history-book-2-joan-of-arc-the-princes-in-the-tower-bloody-mary-oliver-cromwell-sir-isaac-newton-and-more
Author(s): Robert Lacey
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish date: 2005-06-02
ISBN-10: 031610924X
ISBN-13: 9780316109246
Language: English
Description: The greatest historians are vivid storytellers, Robert Lacey reminds us, and in Great Tales from English History, he proves his place among them, illuminating in unforgettable detail the characters and events that shaped a nation. In this volume, Lacey limns the most important period in England's past, highlighting the spread of the English language, the rejection of both a religion and a traditional view of kingly authority, and an unstoppable movement toward intellectual and political freedom from 1387 to 1689. Opening with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and culminating in William and Mary's "Glorious Revolution," Lacey revisits some of the truly... more...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:22:02 GMT
Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerikabomber: The Luftwaffe's Lost Transatlantic Bomber (by Robert Forsyth, Eddie J. Creek) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/messerschmitt-me-264-amerikabomber-the-luftwaffes-lost-transatlantic-bomber
Author(s): Robert Forsyth, Eddie J. Creek
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Classic Publications
Publish date: 2007-02-01
ISBN-10: 1903223652
ISBN-13: 9781903223659
Language: English
Description: In 1939, the German Air Ministry asked aircraft manufacturers for proposals for an "Amerikabomber," an ultra-long-range, four-engined aircraft capable of attacking the United States from airfields in Germany. Projects were tendered by Junkers, Focke-Wulf, and Messerschmitt. The latter proposed the Me 264 and Messerschmitt’s personal influence was such that he was not only allowed to go ahead with the design, but was also given an immediate order for three aircraft. Using original German documentation and rare photographs, this book details the story of the remarkable Amerikabomber projects. Aircraft types featured in the book include the Me... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:32:02 GMT
Eusebius and Empire: Constructing Church and Rome in the Ecclesiastical History (by James Corke-Webster) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/eusebius-and-empire-constructing-church-and-rome-in-the-ecclesiastical-history
Author(s): James Corke-Webster
Categories: History > Ancient, Religion > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2019-02-28
ISBN-10: 1108474071
ISBN-13: 9781108474078
Language: English
Description: Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History, written in the early fourth century, continues to serve as our primary gateway to a crucial three hundred year period: the rise of early Christianity under the Roman Empire. In this volume, James Corke-Webster undertakes the first systematic study considering the History in the light of its fourth-century circumstances as well as its author's personal history, intellectual commitments, and literary abilities. He argues that the Ecclesiastical History is not simply an attempt to record the past history of Christianity, but a sophisticated mission statement that uses events and individuals from that past to mould a... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:56:03 GMT
Changing Minds: A Guide to Facilitated Participatory Planning (by Gavin Bennett, Cole P. Dodge) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/changing-minds-a-guide-to-facilitated-participatory-planning
Author(s): Gavin Bennett, Cole P. Dodge
Categories: Business & Economics > Development, Business & Economics > Management, History > Asia, History > Europe
Publisher: Academic Foundation
Publish date: 2012-10-01
ISBN-10: 8171888607
ISBN-13: 9788171888603
Language: English
Description: Conventional planning methods often do not suffice for complex institutions such as health systems and development projects, and this book introduces the practice of facilitated participatory planning (FPP), a new way of planning for a world that is multifaceted, competitive, and ever changing. The authors argue that involving all the key stakeholders in the process makes for a trustworthy, inclusive, balanced, and dynamic planning system. This analysis charts the evolution of FPP from pioneer concepts of awareness, empowerment, learning by doing, visualization, creative group processes, and incremental questions into a complete and up-to-date... more...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:52:02 GMT
I Never Knew That About England (by Christopher Winn) http://kjlvxc.biz/ebook/i-never-knew-that-about-england
Author(s): Christopher Winn
Categories: Games > Quizzes, Games > Trivia, History > Europe, Reference > General, Travel > Europe
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publish date: 2005-04-01
ISBN-10: 009190207X
ISBN-13: 9780091902070
Language: English
Description: This glorious miscellany of good stories and fascinating facts about England, is the ultimate journey around the country, and includes history, legends, firsts, supremes, unusuals, inventions, birthplaces and gossip from each county.
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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:46:03 GMT