Category: History

This anthology of Sumerian literature constitutes the main accomplished assortment ever released, and contains examples of lots of the types of composition written within the language, from narrative myths and lyrical hymns to proverbs and love poetry. The translations have benefited either from the paintings of many students and from our ever-increasing knowing of Sumerian. as well as reflecting the advances made via smooth scholarship, the translations are written in transparent, available English. an in depth creation discusses the literary characteristics of the works, the folk who created and copied them in old Iraq, and the way the examine of Sumerian literature has developed over the past a hundred and fifty years.

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By Gavin Bowd

On 10 may perhaps 1941, Rudolf Hess, Deputy Führer of the 3rd Reich, entered Scottish airspace in an ill-fated try and talk about peace with the Duke of Hamilton. For the Nazis, Hess used to be the sufferer of 'tragic hallucinations'. yet how some distance had Hess relatively flown from truth? even though Fascism in Britain is generally linked to England, and particularly the East finish of London, or even then brushed off as a marginal political phenomenon, Fascism did locate aid in Scottish society. Scotland has supplied its personal cohort of idealists, enthusiasts and traitors for severe racist, nationalist and authoritarian politics. From Dumfries to Alness, one of many major ideologies of the 1st half the 20th century chanced on its standard-bearers. but if Fascism crossed the Cheviots, it came upon itself in a stressed a part of a multi-nation country, riven by means of sectarian hatreds. Rudolf Hess felt the natives checked out him 'in a compassionate way', yet Scottish Fascism needed to carve out a distinct segment in a crowded marketplace for bigotry. during this e-book Gavin Bowd relates a desirable and little-known a part of our historical past which finds a few uncomfortable truths that are guaranteed to stimulate debate even now.

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By Theodore H. White

“[White] revolutionized the paintings of political reporting.” —William F. Buckley

A nationwide bestseller, The Making of the President 1964 is the significantly acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential crusade, from the assassination of JFK although the conflict for energy among Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater. writer Theodore H. White made historical past along with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the President series—detailed narrative histories that revolutionized the way in which presidential campaigns have been mentioned. Now again in print with a brand new foreword by means of fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jon Meacham, The Making of the President 1964 joins The Making of the President 1960, 1968, and 1972, in addition to Theodore Sorensen’s Kennedy and different classics, within the burgeoning Harper Perennial Political Classics series.

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By Sarah Gristwood

The real tale of the White Queen and extra, it is a exciting background of the extreme noblewomen who lived throughout the Wars of the Roses.

The occasions of the Wars of the Roses are typically defined by way of the lads concerned: Richard Duke of York, Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III and Henry VII. yet those years have been additionally choked with women’s drama and – within the stories of conflicted maternity and titanic births – alive with lady energy.

In this thoroughly unique booklet, Sarah Gristwood sheds gentle on a ignored measurement of English background: the influence of Tudor girls at the Wars of the Roses. She examines, between others, Cecily Neville, who was once disadvantaged of being queen whilst her husband died on the conflict of Wakefield; Elizabeth Woodville, the commoner who married Edward IV in mystery; Margaret Beaufort, mom of Henry VII, whose love and ambition for her son knew no bounds.

Until now, the lives of those ladies have remained little identified to most people. Sarah Gristwood tells their tales intimately for the 1st time. pleasing and unique, this can be old writing of an important kind.

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By David Treuer

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has won a name for writing fiction that expands the horizons of local American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length paintings of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s storytelling ability and a mind for aspect to a fancy and sophisticated exam of local American reservation lifestyles, earlier and present.

With authoritative examine and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood modern matters like sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He strains the convoluted waves of public coverage that experience deracinated, disenfranchised, and exploited local american citizens, exposing the stress and clash that has marked the historic courting among the U.S. govt and the local American inhabitants. during the eyes of scholars, academics, govt directors, attorneys, and tribal court docket judges, he exhibits how casinos, tribal executive, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have reworked the panorama of local American life.

A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up at the Leech Lake Reservation, yet used to be expert in "mainstream" the USA. Treuer traverses the bounds of yankee and Indian identification as he explores crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the maintenance of his local language and tradition. Rez Life is a strikingly unique paintings of historical past and reportage, a needs to learn for somebody drawn to the local American story.

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By Sherry Seethaler

Don’t Get Hoodwinked! Make feel of future health and technological know-how News...and Make Smarter Decisions!

Every day, there’s a brand new clinical or wellbeing and fitness controversy. and each day, it sort of feels as though there’s a brand new learn that contradicts what you heard the day past. What’s quite happening? Who’s telling the reality? Who’s faking it? What do scientists really know–and what don’t they comprehend? This e-book can help you chop in the course of the confusion and make feel of it all–even if you’ve by no means taken a technology category! top technological know-how educator and journalist Dr. Sherry Seethaler unearths how technological know-how and overall healthiness study relatively work...how to place medical claims in context and comprehend the true tradeoffs involved...tell caliber learn from junk science...discover while someone’s intentionally attempting to idiot you...and locate additional info you could belief! no one understands what new controversy will erupt the next day to come. yet one thing’s for definite: With this booklet, you’ll understand how to determine the genuine deal–and make smarter judgements for your self and your family!

Watch the inside track, and you’ll be crushed through snippets of badly awarded technological know-how: details that’s incomplete, complicated, contradictory, out-of-context, flawed, or flat-out cheating. protect your self! Dr. Sherry Seethaler offers a strong arsenal of instruments for making experience of technology. You’ll imagine extra sensibly approximately every little thing from mad cow disorder to international warming—and the best way to make greater science-related judgements in either your individual lifestyles and as a citizen.

You’ll start via knowing how technological know-how rather works and progresses, and why scientists occasionally disagree. Seethaler is helping you verify the potential biases of these who make clinical claims within the media, and position medical matters in applicable context, so that you can intelligently examine tradeoffs. You’ll methods to ensure even if a brand new research is de facto significant; discover the variation among reason and accident; determine which information suggest whatever, and which don’t.

Seethaler unearths the methods self-interested avid gamers use to misinform and confuse you, and issues you to assets of knowledge you possibly can rely on. Her many examples diversity from genetic engineering of plants to medicines for depression...but the concepts she teaches you may be precious in figuring out any medical controversy, in any region of technological know-how or health.

* Potions, plots, and personalities: How technological know-how progresses, and why scientists occasionally disagree
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* There are continually tradeoffs: the way to positioned technological know-how and wellbeing and fitness claims in context, and comprehend their actual implications
* the entire methods specialists use to idiot you, uncovered! tips on how to realize lies, “truthiness,” or pseudo-expertise

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By Sally Denton

In March 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt ultimately grew to become the nation's thirty-second president. the fellow swept in by way of a landslide 4 months prior now took cost of a rustic within the grip of panic caused by financial disaster. notwithstanding not anyone but knew it-not even Roosevelt-it was once an intensive second in the USA. And with all of its unmistakable resonance with occasions of at the present time, it's a cautionary tale.

The Plots opposed to the President follows Roosevelt as he struggled to correct the teetering state, armed with little greater than indomitable optimism and the braveness to aim whatever. His daring New Deal experiments provoked a backlash from either extremes of the political spectrum. Wall highway bankers threatened by means of FDR's regulations made universal reason with populist demagogues like Huey lengthy and Charles Coughlin. yet simply how a ways FDR's enemies have been keen to visit thwart him hasn't ever been absolutely explored.

Two startling occasions which were principally overlooked via historians body Sally Denton's quick, stressful narrative of a 12 months of worry: anarchist Giuseppe Zangara's assassination try out on Roosevelt, and a plutocrats' plot to overthrow the govt that may become often called the Wall highway Putsch. The Plots opposed to the President throws mild at the darkest bankruptcy of the melancholy and the moments whilst the destiny of the yankee republic hung within the balance.

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By James L. Swanson

NEW YORK instances bestselling writer James Swanson gives you a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

Based on infrequent archival fabric, vague trial manuscripts, and interviews with kin of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast paced mystery in regards to the pursuit and catch of John Wilkes sales space: a wild twelve-day chase in the course of the streets of Washington, D.C., around the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

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By John A. Matthews

This Very brief advent solutions 4 simple questions: what's Geography, how do geographers paintings, why is Geography vital, and the place is the self-discipline of Geography heading? Geography has regularly been vital, notwithstanding it has had just a brief historical past as a tutorial self-discipline and is way misunderstood. glossy Geography has come some distance from its old roots in exploring international lands, in mapping the realm and in describing the actual and human positive factors of the Earth's floor. There are elements to the self-discipline: actual Geography, which covers average environments and landscapes; and Human Geography, which investigates humans and the cultural panorama. actual and human geographers ordinarily don't trust one another. yet there also are universal components and Geography as an entire has an enormous function as a bridge among the sciences and the arts. utilizing wide-ranging examples, the booklet paints a large photograph of the present country of Geography, its material, recommendations and strategies, the way it built, and its strengths and weaknesses. The book's end isn't any lower than a manifesto for Geography's future.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a few of life's best subject matters. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern considering the vital difficulties and matters in hundreds of thousands of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.

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