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THE FAMILY: THE REAL STORY OF THE BUSH DYNASTY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 15/11/2005
BANTAM BOOKS, 2005

14.50€

13.77€

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THE LAST SAMURAI: THE LIFE AND BATTLES OF SAIGO TAKAMORI
MARK RAVINA
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC, 2004

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The dramatic arc of Saigo Takamori's life, from his humble origins as a lowly samurai, to national leadership, to his death as a rebel leader, has captivated generations of Japanese readers and now Americans as well - his life is the inspiration for a major Hollywood film, The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise and Ken Watan abe. In this vibrant new biography, Mark Ravina, professor of history and Director of East Asian Studies at Emory University, explores the facts behind Hollywood storytelling and Japanese legends, and explains the passion and poignancy of Saigo's life. Known both for his scholarly research and his appearances on The History Channel, Ravina recreates the world in which Saigo lived and died, the last days of the samurai. The Last Samurai traces Saigo's life from his early days as a tax clerk in far southwestern Japan, through his rise to national prominence as a fierce imperial loyalist. Saigo was twice exiled for his political activities -- sent to Japan's remote southwestern islands where he fully expected to die. But exile only increased his reputation for loyalty, and in 1864 he was brought back to the capital to help his lord fight for the restoration of the emperor. In 1868, Saigo commanded his lord's forces in the battles which toppled the shogunate and he became and leader in the emperor Meiji's new government. But Saigo found only anguish in national leadership. He understood the need for a modern conscript army but longed for the days of the traditional warrior. Saigo hoped to die in service to the emperor. In 1873, he sought appointment as envoy to Korea, where he planned to demand that the Korean king show deference to the Japanese emperor, drawing his sword, if necessary, top defend imperial honor. Denied this chance to show his courage and loyalty, he retreated to his homeland and spent his last years as a schoolteacher, training samurai boys in frugality, honesty, and courage. In 1876, when the government stripped samurai of their swords, Saigo's followers rose in rebellion and Saigo became their reluctant leader. His insurrection became the bloodiest war Japan had seen in centuries, killing over 12,000 men on both sides and nearly bankrupting the new imperial government. The imperial government denounced Saigo as a rebel and a traitor, but their propaganda could not overcome his fame and in 1889, twelve years after his death, the gov ... Leer resumen completo

22.91€

21.76€

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OUR AMERICA: A HISPANIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Fecha Lanzamiento: 11/03/2014
NORTON (W.W.), 2014

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An eminent scholar finds a new American history in the Hispanic past of our diverse nation.The United States is still typically conceived of as an offshoot of England, with our history unfolding east to west beginning with the first English settlers in Jamestown. This view overlooks the significance of Americas Hispanic pas t. With the profile of the United States increasingly Hispanic, the importance of recovering the Hispanic dimension to our national story has never been greater.This absorbing narrative begins with the explorers and conquistadores who planted Spains first colonies in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Southwest. Missionaries and rancheros carry Spains expansive impulse into the late eighteenth century, settling California, mapping the American interior to the Rockies, and charting the Pacific coast. During the nineteenth century Anglo-America expands west under the banner of Manifest Destiny and consolidates control through war with Mexico. In the Hispanic resurgence that follows, it is the peoples of Latin America who overspread the continent, from the Hispanic heartland in the West to major cities such as Chicago, Miami, New York, and Boston. The United States clearly has a Hispanic present and future.And here is its Hispanic past, presented with characteristic insight and wit by one of our greatest historians. ... Leer resumen completo

27.75€

26.36€

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LEVIATHAN : THE HISTORY OF WHALING IN AMERICA
ERIC JAY DOLIN
NORTON (W.W.), 2007

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* Mp3 CD Format *. This is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise of the burgeoning whaling industry to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades. This is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise of the burgeoning whaling industry to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades. ... Leer resumen completo

24.10€

22.90€

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27.20€

25.84€

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25.90€

24.60€

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29.95€

28.45€

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AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: INSIDE AMERICA'S WAR ON TERROR
SCRIBNER, 2004

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 When Mr. McDermot dies, Julia Packett finds herself destitute and probably homeless. The only rescue seems to be her daughter Susan, brought up in France by her grandmother. Susan has appealed for her help in overcoming objections to her plans for marrying a young man whom her grandmother dislikes. Julia sets off with every intention of behaving impeccably. But fate has a way of dealing with people like Julia, for whom life is fun with a capital F, and it is not long before she finds herself embroiled in all sorts of affairs--Susan's and her own. A charming and light-hearted view of the ways in which true feelings will eventually conquer all. ... Leer resumen completo

36.78€

34.94€

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DISARMING IRAQ
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL, 2004

22.90€

21.75€

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THE COSSACKS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
DUCKWORTH(GERALD) & CO.LTD., 2002

56.15€

53.34€

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THE TIMECHART HISTORY OF IRELAND
VV.AA.
THE TIMECHART COMPANY, 2001

33.65€

31.97€

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TROY: THE MITH AND REALITY BEHIND THE EPIC LEGEND
CARLTON BOOKS LIMITED, 2004

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Troy is the city that gave birth to some of the greatest stories the Western world has ever heard. Troy digs deep into the history of the magnificent city, the myths and legends, the fate of treasures and of men and women, taking us up to the present day. For Troy is not only a place of myth, Troy existed. Homer's Illiad br ings all the strands of the story together with Priam, a king; Hector, his heroic son; the mighty warrior, Achilles, from whom Alexander the Great claimed descent; Patroclus, Achilles' dearest friend; Ulysses, the old trickster; Paris, Priam's other son; and finally, Agamemnon who led the besieging forces demanding the return of Helen, wife of Menelaeus. Schliemann, a German archaeologist, was obsessed with finding the fabled city. He unearthed the city of Troy that had vanished from the face of the earth. By skill, determination and fine detective work, Schliemann found the layers of one city after another lying under a mound on the shores of Asia, called Hissalrik. In this stunning, illustrated reference book, Nick McCarty retells the magnificent epic legend of the place and answers many questions.He also uncovers the archaeological history of Troy and the people involved in those discoveries. ... Leer resumen completo

33.55€

31.87€

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29.95€

28.45€

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LIVING HISTORY
HEADLINE BOOK PUBLISHING LTD, 2003

25.50€

24.23€

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A HISTORY OF THE FBI
ALLEN LANE THE PENGUIN PRESS, 2012
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28.50€

27.08€

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24.00€

22.80€

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MY CHINA
AUTOR-EDITOR, 2002

36.00€

34.20€

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  • 2ª Mano desde:  

34.15€

32.44€

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THE TIMECHART HISTORY OF AMERICA
VV.AA.
THE TIMECHART COMPANY, 2004

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Gibbons, David, Evans, AnthonyThe complete history of America from prehistory to the present—all at a glance! The complete, one-stop reference to American history! This innovative, one-of-a-kind resource offers over 300 full-color illustrations, maps, and diagrams on a stunning, seven-panel time chart. It embraces the vast spectrum of the rich story of the United States, with thousands of entries on: · Politics · Society · Art · World events · Colonies · The Civil War · And more! A must-have for your family’s bookshelf! ... Leer resumen completo

25.25€

23.99€

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SOUTHEAST ASIA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: A READER
I.B.TAURIS, 1998

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This reader provides a comprehensive study of 20th-century Southeast Asia from the beginning of the century to the present. It concentrates particularly on the formation and development of 20th-century nationalist movements in the region, examining their early organization during the zenith of European imperial control and their evolution during the formative period of anti-colonial activity. It traces the intense period of revolutionary upheaval after the Second World War, the anti-colonial wars and the prolonged period of bargaining over the creation of independent states. The region became a frontline in the global Cold War. At the time of the steadily escalating Vietnam war, many of the internal and regional conflicts in Southeast Asia were resolved, and political structures and economic agendas were established that have remained largely intact to the present day. ... Leer resumen completo

37.00€

35.15€

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ISLAND AT THE END OF THE WORLD: THE TURBULENT HISTORY OF EASTER I SLAND
REAKTION BOOKS, 2005

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On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in "Island at the End o f the World," a fascinating chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the enduring monumentality of the island's stone guards. A small canoe with Polynesians brought the first humans to Easter Island in 700 CE, and when boat travel in the South Pacific drastically decreased around 1500, the Easter Islanders were forced to adapt in order to survive their isolation. Adaptation, Fischer asserts, was a continuous thread in the life of Easter Island: the first European visitors, who viewed the awe-inspiring monolithic busts in 1722, set off hundreds of years of violent warfare, trade, and disease--from the smallpox, wars, and Great Death that decimated the island to the late nineteenth-century Catholic missionaries who tried to "save" it to a despotic Frenchman who declared sole claim of the island and was soon killed by the remaining 111 islanders. The rituals, leaders, and religions of the Easter Islanders evolved with all of these events, and Fischer is just as attentive to the island's cultural developments as he is to its foreign invasions. Bringing his history into the modern era, Fischer examines the colonization and annexation of Easter Island by Chile, including the Rapanui people's push for civil rights in 1964 and 1965, by which they gained full citizenship and freedom of movement on the island. As travel to and interest in the island rapidly expand, "Islandat the End of the World" is an essential history of this mysterious site. ... Leer resumen completo

28.35€

26.93€

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HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ANCIENT ROME
MERCURY BOOKS LONDON, 2005

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The Atlas of Ancient Rome follows the origins, rise, decline, and fall of the greatest empire the world has ever known.

28.00€

26.60€

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OPERATION BIG BEN: THE ANTI-V2 SPITFIRE MISSIONS 1944-45
SPELLMOUNT, 2004

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Operation Big Ben was one of the best kept secrets of the Second World War. Through Squadron histories, log books, official reports, and interviews with the people who flew clipped winged Spitfire to dive-bomb VI and VII rocket sights towards the end of the war, the story is at last fully told. The book includes detailed sq uadron histories, and clear details of the strategies employed and missions executed by the Spitfire squadrons that flew. It has firsthand recollections of the men who completed the dive-bombing raids, and the cutting edge technology they used. ... Leer resumen completo

41.36€

39.29€

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REMEMBERING JACK
BULFINCH PRESS, 2003

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Upon Jacque Lowe's death, commentators credited his pictures with creating the myth of Camelot. Lowe's photographs of the Kennedys, taken during his span as JFK's personal photographer, have become the iconic imagery of a time that remains vividly etched in the national psyche. Of Lowe's 40,000 photographs of the Kennedys, only a few hundred have ever been seen. Authorized by the Lowe estate, REMEMBERING JACK--which is being published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of JFK's death--features more than 600 pictures, half of which are previously unpublished. All of Lowe's original negatives were housed in a bank vault in the World Trade Center and were destroyed on 9/11/01. The book includes an introduction by Tom Wolfe, Lowe's friend and photo subject for 40 years. Hugh Sidey, who was traveling with Kennedy when he was assassinated, writes the commentary, while Thomasina Lowe chronicles her father's work and legacy. The focus, however, remains on the pictures--a poignant evocation of the charm, youth, high spirits, and legend of the Kennedys, all tinged with a sense of loss. ... Leer resumen completo

41.90€

39.81€

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THE COMING OF THE THIRD REICH
ALLEN LANE THE PENGUIN PRESS, 2003

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Richard J. Evans’s major new book unfolds perhaps the single most important story of the twentieth century: how in less than a lifetime this stable and modern country led Europe into moral, physical and cultural ruin and despair. It is a terrible story not least because, as Evans makes abundantly clear, there were so many other ways in which Germany’s history could have been played out. The seeds of the Third Reich’s rise to power may have been sown in Bismarck’s Germany, but it required a devastating sequence of events before they were reaped in the Nazi seizure of control with which Evans ends his sweeping and dramatic narrative. ... Leer resumen completo

45.25€

42.99€

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20.50€

19.48€

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SORE WINNERS: (AND TEH REST OF US) IN GEORGE BUSH S AMERICA
DOUBLEDAY TRANSWORLD USA, 2004

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A political commentator for NPRUs "Fresh Air" serves up an irreverent and pointed guide to the ideas, values, characters, and shared moments that have defined American culture during the current administration's term in office.

32.96€

31.31€

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CRABWALK
FABER AND FABER, 2004

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In this novel Grass examines a subject that has long been taboo - the sufferings of the Germans during World War II. He explores the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the deadliest maritime disaster of all time, and the repercussions upon three generations of a German family.

14.55€

13.82€

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AMERICA UNBOUND: THE BUSH REVOLUTION IN FOREIGN POLICY
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, 2003

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The conventional wisdom that President George W. Bush began his presidency as a novice in international affairs was wrong. A White House insider during his father's administration, Bush believed that the unilateral exercise of American power was the best way to promote America's national interests. Daalder and Lindsay explo re the high risks and costs of the foreign policy practiced by the present administration. ... Leer resumen completo

27.38€

26.01€

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