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Available for the first time in English, here’s the gripping story of Ukrainian anarchist Nestor Makhno. With his usual wit and engaging style, Skirda chronicles the life of a legend and the insurgent army that fought in his name. Always controversial, Makhno has been described as everything from a drunken bandit to an inspirational hero. From Makhno’s imprisonment, to battles with the Bolsheviks and the White... more...
This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States. It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912-1928), the golden era (1928-1945), and the post-war era (1945-present), with historical overviews of each period. Within each section, individual aircraft types are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer or builder, with historical... more...
Written by the distinguished scholar and author of Americans, this pathbreaking study describes the process by which American society was changed in the tumultuous years between 1760 and 1790, and how the Revolution set the United States on the path toward its dynamic development in the nineteenth century. Bibliography, index.
This volume explores the cultural phenomenon of Metropolis, its different versions, its changing meanings, and its role as a database of the twentieth century.
Few conventions were left unchallenged in the 1970s as Americans witnessed a decade of sweeping social, cultural, economic, and political upheavals. The fresh anguish of the Vietnam War, the disillusionment of Watergate, the recession, and the oil embargo all contributed to an era of social movements, political mistrust, and not surprisingly, rich cultural diversity. It was the Me Decade, a reaction against 60s radicalism reflected in... more...
In May 1967, Egypt expelled the United Nations peacekeeping forces stationed in the Sinai desert and deployed its army along its border with Israel, its moves coordinated with those of Jordan and Syria. By June, Israel realized that the international community would not act, and launched a pre-emptive strike against the combined Arab forces. The ensuing Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) was a crushing defeat for the Arab world, one that tripled the area... more...
American Science Fiction Film and Television presents a critical history of late 20th Century SF together with an analysis of the cultural and thematic concerns of this popular genre. Science fiction film and television were initially inspired by the classic literature of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. The potential and fears born with the Atomic age fuelled the popularity of the genre, upping the stakes for both... more...
Following the battle of White River and the fall of Forts Washington and Lee during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), George Washington withdrew his army, crossing the Delaware River to regroup. However, with morale at a critical low and the terms of enlistment of many of his troops set to expire, Washington decided on one more strike before the winter weather made military operations impossible. Re-crossing the Delaware on Christmas night,... more...
Opens with a brief overview of the German panzer troops in Poland during 1944 and their vehicle color schemes followed by an extensive range of full color profiles for 46 vehicles. Includes: Pz.Kpfw.IV; Pz.Kpfw.V Panther; Sd.Kfz.251/1/3/7/9; Sd.Kfz.162 Jagdpanzer IV; Sd.Kfz.142/2 Sturmgeschütz III; Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger II, Tiger; Sd.Kfz.142/2 Sturmhaubitz 42; Sd.Kfz.165 Hummel; Pz.Kpfw.III; Sd.Kfz.166 Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär; Pkw Type 166 Schimmwagen;... more...
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