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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€

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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€

24.10€

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INVENTING JAPAN 1853-1964
Fecha Lanzamiento: 29/07/2004
BALLANTINE BOOKS (RANDOM), 2004

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In a single short book as elegant as it is wise, Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japans history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated into an expansive military dictatorship that essentially supplanted the British, French, Dutch, and American empires in Asia before plunging to utter ruin, eventually emerging under American tutelage as a pseudo-Western-style democracy and economic dynamo.What explains the seismic changes that thrust this small island nation so violently onto the world stage? In part, Ian Buruma argues, the story is one of a newly united nation that felt it must play catch-up to the established Western powers, just as Germany and Italy did, a process that involved, in addition to outward colonial expansion, internal cultural consolidation and the manufacturing of a shared heritage. But Japan has always been both particularly open to the importation of good ideas and particularly prickly about keeping their influence quarantined, a bipolar disorder that would have dramatic consequences and that continues to this day. If one book is to be read in order to understand why the Japanese seem so impossibly strange to many Americans, Inventing Japan is surely it.From the Hardcover edition. ... Leer resumen completo

12.91€

12.91€

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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

28.01€

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29.95€

29.95€

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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€

36.78€

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

28.50€

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34.15€

34.15€

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24.00€

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27.20€

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25.90€

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29.95€

29.95€

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

56.15€

56.15€

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

33.65€

33.65€

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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€

33.55€

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DISARMING IRAQ
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL, 2004

22.90€

22.90€

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MY CHINA
AUTOR-EDITOR, 2002

36.00€

36.00€

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LIVING HISTORY
HEADLINE BOOK PUBLISHING LTD, 2003

25.50€

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

14.50€

14.50€

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BRAZIL S MODERN ARCHITECTURE
PHAIDON PRESS LIMITED, 2004

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In cultural terms, Brazil is famous for its music and its architecture. As the largest and richest country in Latin America, Brazil is set apart from the others by its language, and by the ethnic diversity of its population, all of which contribute to its cultural distinctiveness. Yet, the architecture of twentieth-century Brazil is all too often represented by the work of one man (Oscar Niemeyer) or by two cities (Rio de Janeiro and S&@227;o Paulo). This book is a study of Brazilian architecture in the twentieth-century, from the first modern houses of the 1920s and Le Corbusier&@8217;s seminal visits to the country, through the well-known &@8216;heroic&@8217; period of the 1940s-1950s and its crisis post-1964 up to contemporary developments. The high-modernist era coincided with the period of Brazil&@8217;s most rapid economic growth around the middle of the century, when the country was transformed from a predominantly agricultural economy with coffee as its principal export, into an urbanised society with an industrial economy that saw the creation of Brasilia, one of the most utopian projects of the Modern Movement. Towards the end of this period, as society became increasingly polarised between a prosperous middle class and a very poor underclass, architects also became more pre-occupied with the nature of public buildings and the problems linked to accelerated urban growth. What has usually been seen as a period of creative experimentation in architecture underwent a crisis with the advent of the military dictatorship in 1964, while the rapid growth of the economy was sustained and even increased, with the consequent rise in activity of the building industry until the 1980s, one of the inherent contradictions of Brazil that this book seeks to address. While conventional accounts treat 1964 as the end of Brazilian architecture, this was not the case. Brazilian architects adapted to the changed circumstances, and developed new strategies that were no less creative, but sometimes less demonstrative. This has been particularly so since the restoration of democracy in the early 1980s, and again, a major theme of the book is to show continuities between the more recent work and that of the high-modernist era of the mid-century. The book will be edited by Elisabetta Andreoli and Adrian Forty, who will frame the main chapters with the introduction and a foreword to the survey of recent works. ... Leer resumen completo

75.00€

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TRAFALGAR
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2004

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Trafalgar takes readers from the claustrophobic turmoil of a gun-deck in battle, to the desperation of men pumping water from sinking hulks adrift in hurricane force winds.

25.60€

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A HISTORY OF IRELAND
RUNNING PRESS, 2004

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In the successful tradition of Thomas Cahill’s modern-day classic, How the Irish Saved Civilization, here is an authoritative and completely engaging one-volume account of Irish history by County Limerick native, gifted storyteller, and bestselling author Malachy McCourt. Its pages are populated with figures from myth , legend, ancient history, and current events, from Cu Chulainn and Brian Boru to Oliver Cromwell, James Joyce, Lady Gregory, Gerry Adams, and Sinead O’Connor—some beloved, some controversial, but all with an undeniable influence on the course of Irish history and in turn, the history of the modern world. McCourt proves an irresistible guide on this vivid tour through the colorful and turbulent history of the Emerald Isle, from the Celtic settlements, through Viking and British occupations, modern troubles and struggle for independence. He also offers fresh insights on the country’s cultural contributions to folklore, literature, art, music, and cuisine. ... Leer resumen completo

24.30€

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COLOSSUS
ALLEN LANE THE PENGUIN PRESS, 2004

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Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson ranges across the entire history of America’s foreign entanglements and delves into all the dimensions of American power—military, economic, cultural, and political. The result is a book whose conclusions are as convincing, and troubling, as they are original. Ferguson demonstr ates that America has always been an empire in denial and shows the fateful consequences of its special brand of imperialism. He examines the challenges to the United States from its principal rivals, the European Union and China, and offers a compelling analysis of the connection between the country’s domestic economic health and its foreign affairs—the bottom line of imperialism, American style. Colossus is a peerless reckoning with American power that should be read by any thinking citizen of this unspoken empire. ... Leer resumen completo

27.40€

27.40€

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EGYPT: STONES OF LIGHT
DIANE SAROFIM HARLE y HERVE CHAMPOLLION
HARRY ABRAMS, 2003

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Adorning the temples, palaces, and monuments of the Nile River Valley, their inscrutable gazes look out across the millennia, bearing witness to the rise and fall of long-lost dynasties - just as they have witnessed the endless rise and fall of the sun. Timeless treasures of light and shadow, they are the sculpted stones of ancient Egypt. In this gorgeous book of images, photographer Herve Champollion portrays these ancient stones in natural light, creating a breathtaking pictorial history of one of the world's most fascinating ancient civilizations. Virtually all that is known of pharaonic times - from military campaigns to religious ceremonies to the everyday life of civilians - comes from these stones, which are captured by Champollion's lens in a range of settings, from the glowing red of sunrise, to the hard white light of midday, to the golden rays of sunset. Informative captions by noted scholar Diane Sarofim Harle enhance the images and help us to appreciate the grandeur of these "stones of light," which, through the ages, have beckoned visitors to come face to face with the divine. ... Leer resumen completo

46.80€

46.80€

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WHO WE ARE?: THE CHALLENGES TO AMERICA'S NATIONAL IDENTITY
TOUCHSTONE, 2004

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Who Are We?. September 11 brought a revival of American patriotism and a renewal of American identity. But already there are signs that this revival is fading, even though in the post-September 11 world, Americans face unprecedented challenges to our security. Who Are We? shows the need for us to reassert the core values th at make us Americans. Nothing less than our national identity is at stake. Once again Samuel Huntington has written an important book that is certain to provoke a lively debate and to shape our national conversation about who we are. ... Leer resumen completo

33.45€

33.45€

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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€

25.25€

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SHANGHAI MODERN: 1919-1945
VV.AA.
EDITORIAL GERD HATJE, 2004

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Ken Lum (Author), David Clarke (Author), Xu Hong (Author), Xu Jian (Author), Zhang Qing (Author), Michael Sullivan (Author), Shui Tianzhong (Author), Shelagh Vainker (Author), Huang Binhong (Author), Lin Fengmian (Author), Liu Haisu (Author), Lia Hua (Author), Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (Editor), Kuiyi Shen (Editor), Zheng Shen gtian (Editor) In the 1920s and 30s, Shanghai was established as one of the world's major cities. A vital, prospering metropolis with a population of over one million, and the commercial and cultural center of China, it was one place where it was certain that Western influences would have a forceful impact. Consequently, artists from different disciplines took part in the lively debates on the issue of what direction Chinese art and culture should take and Shanghai Modern documents this vigorous cultural exchange between the country and Europe, especially Germany. Through essays by authors of international renown, this book sheds new light on the early years of China's Western gaze, while it presents a magnificent collection of works by early exponents of Chinese modernism, many of which have never been shown before. Features works by artists such as Huang Binhong, Li Hua, Liu Haisu, Ni Yide, Pan Tianshou, Pan Yuliang, Pan Xunquin, Qiu Ti, and Mark Tobey. Edited by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Ken Lum and Zheng Shengtian. ... Leer resumen completo

64.75€

64.75€

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SOVIET/RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT WEAPONS SINCE WORLD WAR TWO
MIDLAND PUBLISHING, 2004

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Among the best-selling aviation titles of recent years have been Midland's Lutwaffe and British Secret Projects series. Soviet secret projects now come under the spotlight. This first volume covers bomber concepts from the various design bureaus from the 1940s onwards. Many unusual and sophisticated aircraft are featured in these pages, allowing comparisons between what the Soviets were working on and what was being produced in the West during that period. ... Leer resumen completo

47.40€

47.40€

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TWILIGHT OF THE ROMANOVS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY ACROSS IMPERIAL RUSSIA
THAMES AND HUDSON LTD, 2013

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The lives of the tsars and their subjects from 1855 to 1918, told through rare archival photographs The Russian Empire was among the most mysterious of the world’s great powers, profoundly torn between a rural population living almost medieval lives and industrial and social change in the cities. The tsar’s giga ntic realm struggled with the advent of modernity and with its own internal contradictions between Asia and Europe, faith and science, different ethnic groups, and the divergent interests of the aristocracy, the middle classes, the urban workers, and the rural poor: a continent of contradictions from abject poverty to fairy-tale wealth captured by authors from Tolstoy to Chekhov, from Gogol to Gorky. Twilight of the Romanovs opens a door into the world of pre-revolutionary Russia using original photographs taken during the last decades of Romanov rule. They include remarkable color images created using an early three-color-plate technique that brings the remote past to life. Our companions on this journey include the Scottish photographer William Carrick, Americans George Kennan and Murray Howe, the German-Russian Carl Bulla, Sergey Produkin-Gorsky, and the writers Leonid Andreyev and Anton Chekhov, together with many anonymous others. These photographs are snapshots of a vanished world, yet they reveal a surprising continuity: despite the subsequent revolution, faces, buildings, and landscapes still resonate with those who see them a century and more later. 360 illustrations, 114 in color ... Leer resumen completo

42.60€

42.60€

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