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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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UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Fecha Lanzamiento: 11/11/2012
ARROW (RANDOM), 2012

18.75€

18.75€

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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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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

24.04€

24.04€

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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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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€

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€

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€

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€

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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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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€

37.00€

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LUFTWAFFE SECRET PROJECTS: GROUND ATTACK AND SPECIAL PURPOSE AIRC RAFT
MIDLAND PUBLISHING, 2002

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The two previous volumes in this hugely popular series have covered Fighters 1939-1945 and Strategic Bombers 1935-1945. This new addition takes a close look at a varied range of aircraft types, principally described as ground-attack and special-purpose types, but which includes Kampfzerstorer (multi-purpose combat aircraft) , multi-purpose and fast bombers, explosive-carrying aircraft intended to attack other aircraft, air-to-air ramming vehicles, bomb-carrying gliders and towed fighters, and airborne weapons and special devices (rockets, cannons, flame-throwers, etc.) As in the first two volumes, the technical descriptions and histories of about 140 aircraft types are brought to life by many specially created full-color artworks, showing the projects, often in unit markings, as they might have appeared if they had come to fruition and/or if the war had continued beyond 1945. This series has proven indispensable for historians and notably for modelers, whose imaginations are fired up by these revelations. ... Leer resumen completo

66.45€

66.45€

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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€

28.35€

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THE MAIN ENEMY: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE CIA S SHOWDOWN WITH THE KGB
VINTAGE USA. RANDOM HOUSE, 2003

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"The Main Enemy is the dramatic inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars, told through the actions of the men who fought them." "Based on hundreds of interviews with operatives from both sides, The Main Enemy puts us inside the heads of CIA officers as they dodge surveillance and walk into violent ambushes in Moscow. This is th e story of the generation of spies who came of age in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis and rose through the ranks to run the CIA and KGB in the last days of the Cold War. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the back streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, but the action centers on Washington, starting in the infamous "Year of the Spy" - when, one by one, the CIA's agents in Moscow began to be killed, up through to the very last man." Behind the scenes with the CIA's covert operations in Afghanistan, Milt Bearden led America to victory in the secret war against the Soviets, and for the first time he reveals here what he did and whom America backed, and why. Bearden was called back to Washington after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and was made chief of the Soviet/East European Division - just in time to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that swept across Eastern Europe, and the implosion of the Soviet Union. ... Leer resumen completo

36.91€

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20.50€

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HISTORY OF JAPANESE ART
PRENTICE-HALL INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 1993

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Japanese art, like so many expressions of Japanese culture, is fascinatingly rich in its contrasts and paradoxes. Since the country opened its doors to the outside world in the mid-nineteenth century. Japanese art and culture have enjoyed an immense popularity in the West. When in 1993 renowned scholar Penelope Mason wrote the the first edition of History of Japanese Art, it was the first such volume in thirty yearsto chart a detailed overview of the subject. It remains the only comprehensive survey of its kind in English. This second edition ties together more closely the development of all the media within a well-articulated historical and social context. New to the Second Edition Extended coverage of Japanese art beyond 1945 New discoveries both in archeology and scholarship New material on calligraphy, ceramics, lacquerware, metalware, and textiles An extended glossary A comprehensively updated bibliography 94 new illustrations ... Leer resumen completo

78.99€

78.99€

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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€

32.96€

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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€

14.55€

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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€

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NAZISM AND WAR
VINTAGE USA. RANDOM HOUSE, 2004

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The Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, leaving millions dead and redrawing the political map in ways that continue to affect nearly the entire human race. What was unprecedented, however, was not simply the war's scale, but its causes. Unlike previous territorial or political clashes, the war launched by Nazi Germany was an ideological one, waged to wipe entire peoples and cultures from the face of the earth. In Nazism and War, Richard Bessel, one of the preeminent authorities on the social and political history of modern Germany, demonstrates how racial hatred was the driving force behind-and not a by-product of-Nazism. War was the anvil on which Hitler's worldview was forged; to him, war was "the most memorable period of my life," and "all the past fell away into oblivion." German National Socialism was born in war, emerging triumphant over a country deeply scarred by defeat and eager to reclaim its greatness and to punish those who had usurped it. As a political philosophy, Nazism glorified struggle and conflict, viewing them as the purpose of a nation and a measure of its overall condition. As a political movement and state system, Nazism made its ideology real, plunging the European continent into a war of annihilation and a sea of blood. Nazism-inseparable from war-destroyed the old Europe, and thus helped to create the world in which we live. Incisive, authoritative, and immensely readable, this is an incendiary and forcefully argued work of scholarship that will rank with the most influential historical analyses of our time. ... Leer resumen completo

26.25€

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THE FAMILY: THE REAL STORY OF THE BUSH DINASTY
BANTAM. TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS, 2004

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For the first time, the most secretive and powerful dynasty in American history has all of its secrets revealed. This is the book the Bush family do not want you to read. Over the past one hundred years, the Bush family have made millions of dollars, dominated the US government, and created a legacy unlike any other America n family. Prescott Bush was a two-time Senator from Connecticut who had the ear of Dwight D. Eisenhower and tangled with Joe McCarthy. His son, George H.W. was a congressman, the head of the CIA, Vice-President under Ronald Reagan and then the 41st President of the United States. One of his sons, Jeb, is governor of Florida and almost certainly a future presidential candidate. The eldest son, George W., is the 43rd president - possibly the most polarizing and controversial head of state in American history. How did these men - backed and often controlled by strong and single-minded women - rise to power? How did they maneuver their way from Yale and the secretive Skull and Bones through back door politics, the CIA, and the White House to have so much control over international politics? The answers are startling.Kitty Kelley has written a compelling portrait of a family addicted to wealth and power. From Prescott Bush's lies about his heroism during the First World War, and George Bush senior's relationship with his wife Barbara, his unsuccessful campaign for Texas senator and his actions as the head of the CIA, the Vice-President and President of the United States, to his sons' current positions of power and influence in US politics. George Bush junior's successes and failures have had closer public scrutiny than any other member of the family, but Kitty Kelley leaves no stone unturned in her examination of his childhood, his relationship with his parents, his party days at Andover and Yale, his business dealings, his rise to political power and his performance as the 43rd President of the United States. ... Leer resumen completo

27.00€

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A HISTORY OF BRITAIN: BRITISH WARS, 1603-1776 (VOL. 2)
BBC BOOKS, 2001

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Change, sometimes gentle and subtle, more often shocking and violent-shattering ideals and shifting perspectives-is again the dynamic of this, the second volume of Schama's refreshing and compelling history of Britain. 'The British wars began on the morning of July 23 1637, and the first missiles launched were stools. They flew down the nave of St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh and their targets were the Dean and Bishop of Edinburgh...' The first round of the British wars had been fired, and fired on grounds of faith. over the next 200 years, other battles on other battlegrounds would be waged and would rage-both at home and abroad, on sea and on land, up and down the length of burgeoning Britain, and across three continents-Europe,America and India. Most of the British wars would be wars of faith - waged on wide-ranging grounds of political or religious conviction-between Republicans and Royalists, Catholics and Protestants, Tories and Whigs, colonialists and natives. Many of the British battles would be fought on battlefields far from Britain, as far afield as Quebec and Calcutta. Yet the wars of the British remain essentially British wars-fought by the British, for the British and between the British. But who exactly were the British and what were they fighting for ? The answers unravel as the the story of 'The Wars of the British' unfolds. It is a story of revolution and reaction, of inspiration and disillusion, of progress and catastrophe, of huge gains and massive losses, of battles fought against the odds, as when Robert Clive stood at Plassey, of James Wolfe fell at Quebec. (...) ... Leer resumen completo

51.57€

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MAPPING THE SILK ROAD AND BEYOND: 2,000 YEARS OF EXPLORING THE EA ST
PHAIDON PRESS LIMITED, 2004

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Today the world is focusing unprecedented attention on Asia and the Middle East, rediscovering a cultural, political, and geographical landscape that has fascinated and frustrated Westerners since the time of Alexander the Great. Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond, traces the history of the European age of exploration and its lasting effects on these regions through beautifully rendered and imaginative maps drawn by explorers, merchants, and colonial administrators of the time. The book focuses on both maritime exploration and overland discovery via the ancient Silk Road, a network of trading posts that encompassed China, Tibet, Pakistan, India, Kurdistan, Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and dozens of other places known in ancient times by fabled names, including Abyssinia, Malacca, Macassar, Siam, and Cathay. The maps provide visual keys to the fascinating history of Asia and the Middle East; illuminating a cast of historical figures ranging from great leaders (the Queen of Sheba, Mohammed the prophet, King Charles V) to legendary explorers (Marco Polo, Columbus, Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, Capt. James Cook) and influential cartographers. Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond, depicts over eighty maps organized chronologically, from Alexander the Great&@8217;s map of the world, first created in 323 BC and reproduced in a sixteenth-century atlas, to maps from the nineteenth century by French and Dutch explorers that detail the growing interaction between Europeans and Eastern cultures. The maps represent the finest examples in existence in museums, libraries, and archives around the world, chosen because they depict the most important milestones in the mapping of Asia. ... Leer resumen completo

49.95€

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CHINA TO CHINATOWN: CHINESE FOOD IN THE WEST
REAKTION BOOKS, 2004

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Globalities S. "China to Chinatown" tells the story of one of the most notable examples of the globalization of food: the spread of Chinese recipes, ingredients and cooking styles to the Western world. Beginning with the accounts of Marco Polo and Franciscan friars who travelled to the East, J.A.G. Roberts describes how Wes terners' first impressions of Chinese food were decidedly mixed, with many regarding Chinese eating habits as repugnant. Chinese food was brought back to the West merely as a curiosity. The Western encounter with a wider variety of Chinese cuisine dates from the first half of the 20th century, when more extensive travel became possible. The author describes the spread of Chinese food to the West with emigrant Chinese communities and the relatively recent phenomenon of Chinese restaurants. He also evaluates its position in relation to other cooking styles, such as Indian, Mexican and Japanese, in the process showing how Chinese cooking has come to be regarded by some as among the world's most sophisticated cuisines, and yet is harshly criticized by others, for example on the grounds that its preparation involves cruelty to animals., The author concludes by examining the extent to which Chinese food, as a facet of Chinese culture overseas, has remained differentiated and questions whether its ethnic identity is dissolving. Written in a lively style, the book should appeal to food historians and specialists in Chinese culture, as well as to a wide general audience interested in Chinese cuisine. ... Leer resumen completo

39.45€

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SUBWAY STYLE: 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN THE NEW YOR K CITY SUBWAY
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STEWART, TABORI & CHANG, 2004

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More than 250 extraordinary photographs--including both newly commissioned color photographs and period images from the New York Transit Museum archives--chronicle one hundred years of architectural and design history from the New York City subway system, including everything from the interiors

49.40€

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