eBooks-share Latest eBooks http://www.ebooks-share.net/rss/ Latest free eBooks from eBooks-share.net en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net '.gmdate('D, d M Y H:i:s T',$lastBuildDate).' eBooks-share.net http://www.ebooks-share.net/images/logo_in_rss.png http://www.ebooks-share.net 158 57 Accidental Agent: Behind Enemy Lines with the French Resistance (by John Goldsmith) http://www.ebooks-share.net/accidental-agent-behind-enemy-lines-with-the-french-resistance/
Author(s): John Goldsmith
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2017-01-31
ISBN-10: 147388781X
ISBN-13: 9781473887817
Language: English
Description: John Goldsmith’s wartime exploits are all the more remarkable considering that at first his services were consistently refused due to his being over 30. Not easily deterred he eventually became a tank driving instructor in the ranks. In 1942 accidental circumstances saw his recruitment into Buckmaster’s F Section of the Special Operations Executive. His faultless French and upbringing in Paris were to prove invaluable. Commissioned overnight and after intensive training he was parachuted into France for the first of his three missions. His adventures included crossing the Pyrenees, sabotage, forming his own circuits, being captured by the... more...
]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:40:11 GMT The Jews: A History (by John Efron, Steven P Weitzman, Matthias Lehman) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-jews-a-history/
Author(s): John Efron, Steven P Weitzman, Matthias Lehman
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-11-26
ISBN-10: 0205858260
ISBN-13: 9780205858262
Language: English
Description: The Jews: A History, second edition, explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith. The latest edition incorporates new research and includes a broader spectrum of people - mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals - whose perspectives greatly expand the story of Jewish life.
]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:20:10 GMT Water Histories and Spatial Archaeology: Ancient Yemen and the American West (by Michael J. Harrower) http://www.ebooks-share.net/water-histories-and-spatial-archaeology-ancient-yemen-and-the-american-west/
Author(s): Michael J. Harrower
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-05-03
ISBN-10: 110713465X
ISBN-13: 9781107134652
Language: English
Description: This book offers a new interpretation of the spatial-political-environmental dynamics of water and irrigation in long-term histories of arid regions. It compares ancient Southwest Arabia (3500 BC-AD 600) with the American West (2000 BC-AD 1950) in global context to illustrate similarities and differences among environmental, cultural, political, and religious dynamics of water. It combines archaeological exploration and field studies of farming in Yemen with social theory and spatial technologies, including satellite imagery, Global Positioning System (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping. In both ancient Yemen and the American... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:40:04 GMT Sebring, Ohio (by Craig S Bara) http://www.ebooks-share.net/sebring-ohio/
Author(s): Craig S Bara
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publish date: 1999-07-27
ISBN-10: 1531601154
ISBN-13: 9781531601157
Language: English
Description: The Sebring family came from the Netherlands and moved to Pennsylvania. George E. and Elizabeth Larkins Sebring eventually settled in East Liverpool, where they ran a grocery business and lived with their ten children. The Sebrings then decided to find property and build a pottery town, as they had been involved in potteries in East Liverpool and East Palestine. They settled on 200 acres of farmland near the Mahoning River, with the railroad running through the property. After a great deal of work in starting the new town, the Articles of Incorporation were filed in 1899. Potteries and homes were constructed, and Sebring became a flourishing town,... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:20:16 GMT The Garden of Eden: The Story of a Freedmen's Community in Texas (by Drew Sanders) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-garden-of-eden-the-story-of-a-freedmen-s-community-in-texas/
Author(s): Drew Sanders
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
Publish date: 2015-12-08
ISBN-10: 0875656250
ISBN-13: 9780875656250
Language: English
Description: Tucked in a bend of the Trinity River a few minutes from downtown Fort Worth, the Garden of Eden neighborhood has endured for well over a century as a homeplace for freed African American slaves and their descendants. Among the earliest inhabitants in the Garden, Major and Malinda Cheney assembled over 200 acres of productive farmland on which they raised crops and cattle, built a substantial home for their children, and weathered a series of family crises that ranged from a false accusation of rape and attempted lynching to the murder of their eldest son. Major and Malinda Cheney s great-great-grandson, Drew Sanders, recounts engaging tales of the... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:20 GMT The Hellenistic Far East: Archæology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia (by Rachel Mairs) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-hellenistic-far-east-arch-ology-language-and-identity-in-greek-central-asia/
Author(s): Rachel Mairs
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Asia
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2014-10-17
ISBN-10: 0520281276
ISBN-13: 9780520281271
Language: English
Description: In the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous. To explore the lives and identities of the inhabitants of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, Rachel Mairs marshals a variety of evidence, from archaeology, to coins, to documentary and historical texts. Looking particularly at the great city of Ai Khanoum, the only... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:17 GMT The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000 (by Cynthia Talbot) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-last-hindu-emperor-prithviraj-chauhan-and-the-indian-past-1200-2000/
Author(s): Cynthia Talbot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-12-09
ISBN-10: 1107118565
ISBN-13: 9781107118560
Language: English
Description: This fascinating new study traces traditions and memories relating to the twelfth-century Indian ruler Prithviraj Chauhan; a Hindu king who was defeated and overthrown during the conquest of Northern India by Muslim armies from Afghanistan. Surveying a wealth of narratives that span more than 800 years, Cynthia Talbot explores the reasons why he is remembered, and by whom. In modern times, the Chauhan king has been referred to as 'the last Hindu emperor', because Muslim rule prevailed for centuries following his defeat. Despite being overthrown, however, his name and story have evolved over time into a historical symbol of India's martial valor.... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:10 GMT The Queer Film Festival: Popcorn and Politics (Framing Film Festivals) (by Stuart Richards) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-queer-film-festival-popcorn-and-politics-framing-film-festivals/
Author(s): Stuart Richards
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-01-06
ISBN-10: 1137590343
ISBN-13: 9781137590343
Language: English
Description: This book examines the queer film festival and opens the discussion on social enterprises and sustainable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations. With over 220 events worldwide and some of the bigger budgets exceeding $1 million, the queer film festival has grown to become a staple event in all cosmopolitan cities’ arts calendars. While activism was instrumental in establishing these festivals, the pink dollar has been a deciding factor in its financial sustainability. Pretty gay boys with chiselled abs are a staple feature, rather than underground experimental faire. Community arts events,... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:40:08 GMT The Vikings and Their Age (Companions to Medieval Studies) (by Angus A. Somerville, R. Andrew McDonald) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-vikings-and-their-age-companions-to-medieval-studies/
Author(s): Angus A. Somerville, R. Andrew McDonald
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publish date: 2013-03-27
ISBN-10: 1442605227
ISBN-13: 9781442605220
Language: English
Description: This book, the first in our Companions to Medieval Studies series, is a brief introduction to the history, culture, and religion of the Viking Age and provides an essential foundation for study of the period. The companion begins by defining the Viking Age and explores topics such as Viking society and religion. Viking biographies provide students with information on important figures in Viking lore such as Harald Bluetooth, Eirik the Red, Leif Eiriksson, and Gudrid Thorbjarnardaughter, a female Viking traveler. A compelling chapter entitled "How Do We Know About the Vikings?" and a case study on the wandering monks of St.... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:20:16 GMT The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark (by Jo Ann Trogdon) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-unknown-travels-and-dubious-pursuits-of-william-clark/
Author(s): Jo Ann Trogdon
Publisher: University of Missouri
Publish date: 2015-08-11
ISBN-10: 0826220495
ISBN-13: 9780826220493
Language: English
Description: In 1798—more than five years before he led the epic western journey that would make him and Meriwether Lewis national heroes—William Clark set off by flatboat from his Louisville, Kentucky home with a cargo of tobacco and furs to sell downriver in Spanish New Orleans. He also carried with him a leather-trimmed journal to record his travels and notes on his activities. In this vivid history, Jo Ann Trogdon reveals William Clark’s highly questionable activities during the years before his famous journey west of the Mississippi. Delving into the details of Clark’s diary and ledger entries, Trogdon investigates... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:20:13 GMT The Turtle's Beating Heart: One Family's Story of Lenape Survival (American Indian Lives) (by Denise Low) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-turtle-s-beating-heart-one-family-s-story-of-lenape-survival-american-indian-lives/
Author(s): Denise Low
Publisher: Bison Books
Publish date: 2017-01-01
ISBN-10: 080329493X
ISBN-13: 9780803294936
Language: English
Description: Grandchildren meet their grandparents at the end, Denise Low says, as tragic figures. We remember their decline and deaths. . . . The story we see as grandchildren is like a garden covered by snow, just outlines visible. Low brings to light deeply held secrets of Native ancestry as she recovers the life story of her Kansas grandfather, Frank Bruner (1889 1963). She remembers her childhood in Kansas, where her grandparents remained at a distance, personally and physically, from their grandchildren, despite living only a few miles away. As an adult, she comes to understand her grandfather s Delaware (Lenape) legacy of persecution and heroic survival... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:20:07 GMT The Territory of Michigan (1805-1837) (by Alec Gilpin) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-territory-of-michigan-1805-1837/
Author(s): Alec Gilpin
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publish date: 2002-09-15
ISBN-10: 0870131516
ISBN-13: 9780870131516
Language: English
Description: The present State of Michigan had one of the longest territorial periods in the continental United Sates. The Great Lakes boardering Michigan were an asset for early trading, but a deterrent to inland settlement. This is the first book concerned solely with the history of the territory.
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:20:03 GMT The Portland Black Panthers: Empowering Albina and Remaking a City (V. Ethel Willis White Books) (by Lucas N. N. Burke, Judson L. Jeffries) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-portland-black-panthers-empowering-albina-and-remaking-a-city-v-ethel-willis-white-books/
Author(s): Lucas N. N. Burke, Judson L. Jeffries
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publish date: 2016-03-24
ISBN-10: 0295995165
ISBN-13: 9780295995168
Language: English
Description: Portland, Oregon, though widely regarded as a liberal bastion, also has struggled historically with ethnic diversity; indeed, the 2010 census found it to be "America's whitest major city." In early recognition of such disparate realities, a group of African American activists in the 1960s formed a local branch of the Black Panther Party in the city's Albina District to rally their community and be heard by city leaders. And as Lucas Burke and Judson Jeffries reveal, the Portland branch was quite different from the more famous―and infamous―Oakland headquarters. Instead of parading through the streets wearing black berets and ammunition belts,... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:40:18 GMT The Art of the Rifle: Special Color Edition (by Jeff Cooper) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-art-of-the-rifle-special-color-edition/
Author(s): Jeff Cooper
Publisher: Paladin Press
Publish date: 2002-03-01
ISBN-10: 158160307X
ISBN-13: 9781581603071
Language: English
Description: "Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen," says author Jeff Cooper. That is especially true now with fresh assaults on our freedoms and liberty from foreign and domestic sources. But before a rifle can be a tool of power, you must know how to use it well. Armed forces have almost abandoned the idea of serious riflecraft, and with the increasing urbanization of the world, fewer people grow up honing their rifle skills. It is time to set forth the art of the rifle before it becomes a thing of the past and something very important is lost forever. And what better person to do this than Jeff Cooper? He is America's foremost... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:40:03 GMT The Baby Boomer Generation: A Lifetime of Memories (by Paul Feeney) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-baby-boomer-generation-a-lifetime-of-memories/
Author(s): Paul Feeney
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2015-04-01
ISBN-10: 0750961481
ISBN-13: 9780750961486
Language: English
Description: A nostolgic journey through the last 60 years for the baby boomer generation—from a British perspective   Do you remember washing in a tin bath by the fire, using outside lavatories, and not having a television? Did you grow up in the 1950s and were you a teenager in the swinging 60s? If the Festival of Britain, food rationing, and the Queen’s Coronation are among your earliest memories then you belong to the post-war baby boomer generation. How did we end up here, in the second decade of the 21st century, when it all just seems like yesterday? In this fascinating new trip down memory lane, Paul Feeney... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:20:21 GMT The First World War and German National Identity: The Dual Alliance at War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare) (by Jan Vermeiren) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-first-world-war-and-german-national-identity-the-dual-alliance-at-war-studies-in-the-social-and-cultural-history-of-modern-warfare/
Author(s): Jan Vermeiren
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-07-18
ISBN-10: 1107031672
ISBN-13: 9781107031678
Language: English
Description: The First World War and German National Identity is an original and carefully researched study of the coalition between Imperial Germany and Austria-Hungary during the First World War. Focusing on the attitudes taken by governmental circles, politically active groups, intellectuals, and the broader public towards the German-speaking population in the Habsburg Monarchy, Jan Vermeiren explores how the war challenged established notions of German national identity and history. In this context, he also sheds new light on key issues in the military and the diplomatic relationship between Berlin and Vienna, re-examining the German war aims debate and... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:20:11 GMT Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (Introduction to Asian Civilizations) (Volume 2) (by Rachel Fell McDermott, Leonard A. Gordon, Ainslie T. Embree, Frances W. Pritchett, Dennis Dalton) http://www.ebooks-share.net/sources-of-indian-traditions-modern-india-pakistan-and-bangladesh-introduction-to-asian-civilizations-volume-2/
Author(s): Rachel Fell McDermott, Leonard A. Gordon, Ainslie T. Embree, Frances W. Pritchett, Dennis Dalton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2014-04-08
ISBN-10: 023113830X
ISBN-13: 9780231138307
Language: English
Description: For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:00:19 GMT Surviving the Essex: The Afterlife of America's Most Storied Shipwreck (Seafaring America) (by David O. Dowling) http://www.ebooks-share.net/surviving-the-essex-the-afterlife-of-america-s-most-storied-shipwreck-seafaring-america/
Author(s): David O. Dowling
Publisher: ForeEdge
Publish date: 2016-04-12
ISBN-10: 1611689414
ISBN-13: 9781611689419
Language: English
Description: Surviving the “Essex” tells the captivating story of a ship’s crew battered by whale attack, broken by four months at sea, and forced—out of necessity—to make meals of their fellow survivors. Exploring the Rashomon-like Essex accounts that complicate and even contradict first mate Owen Chase’s narrative, David O. Dowling examines the vital role of viewpoint in shaping how an event is remembered and delves into the ordeal’s submerged history—the survivors’ lives, ambitions, and motives, their pivotal actions during the desperate moments of the wreck itself, and their will to reconcile those actions in the short- and long-term... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:00:10 GMT Rethinking Social Justice: From Peoples to Populations (by Timothy Rowse) http://www.ebooks-share.net/rethinking-social-justice-from-peoples-to-populations/
Author(s): Timothy Rowse
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish date: 2012-11-01
ISBN-10: 1922059161
ISBN-13: 9781922059161
Language: English
Description: In the early 1970s, Australian governments began to treat Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders as “peoples” with capacities for self-government. Forty years later, confidence in Indigenous self-determination has been eroded by accounts of Indigenous pathology, misplaced policy optimism, and persistent socio-economic gaps. This record accounts for this shift by arguing that Australian thinking about the Indigenous is a continuing, unresolvable tussle between the ideas of “peoples” and “population.” Offering snapshots of moments in the last 40 years in these tensions are palpable—from honoring the heritage and... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:40:07 GMT Soldiering in the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The 1891 Diary of Private Hartford G. Clark, Sixth U.S. Cavalry (Frontier Military Series) (by Hartford G. Clark) http://www.ebooks-share.net/soldiering-in-the-shadow-of-wounded-knee-the-1891-diary-of-private-hartford-g-clark-sixth-u-s-cavalry-frontier-military-series/
Author(s): Hartford G. Clark
Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company
Publish date: 2016-10-20
ISBN-10: 0870624407
ISBN-13: 9780870624407
Language: English
Description: In the aftermath of the December 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, U.S. Army troops braced for retaliation from Lakota Sioux Indians, who had just suffered the devastating loss of at least two hundred men, women, and children. Among the soldiers sent to guard the area around Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, was twenty-two-year-old Private Hartford Geddings Clark (1869–1920) of the Sixth U.S. Cavalry. Within three days of the massacre, he began keeping a diary that he continued through 1891. Clark’s account—published here for the first time—offers a rare and intimate view of a soldier’s daily life set against the... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:20:21 GMT Roman Artisans and the Urban Economy (by Cameron Hawkins) http://www.ebooks-share.net/roman-artisans-and-the-urban-economy/
Author(s): Cameron Hawkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-07-19
ISBN-10: 1107115442
ISBN-13: 9781107115446
Language: English
Description: This book offers the first comprehensive study of economic conditions and economic life in Roman cities during the late Republic and early Empire. By employing a sophisticated methodology based upon comparative evidence and contemporary economic theory, the author develops interlocking arguments about the relationship between four key attributes of urban economic life in Roman antiquity: the nature and magnitude of consumer demand; the structure of urban labour markets; the strategies devised by urban artisans in their efforts to navigate their social and economic environments; and the factors that served to limit both the overall performance of... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:20:08 GMT Rim Country Exodus: A Story of Conquest, Renewal, and Race in the Making (by Daniel J. Herman) http://www.ebooks-share.net/rim-country-exodus-a-story-of-conquest-renewal-and-race-in-the-making/
Author(s): Daniel J. Herman
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publish date: 2012-11-01
ISBN-10: 0816529396
ISBN-13: 9780816529391
Language: English
Description: For thousands of years, humans have lived on the sprawling escarpment in Arizona known as the Mogollon Rim, a stretch that separates the valleys of central Arizona from the mountains of the north. A vast portion of this dramatic landscape is the traditional home of the Dilzhe’e (Tonto Apache) and the Yavapai. Now Daniel Herman offers a compelling narrative of how—from 1864 to 1934—the Dilzhe’e and the Yavapai came to central Arizona, how they were conquered, how they were exiled, how they returned to their homeland, and how, through these events, they found renewal. Herman examines the... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:20:03 GMT Rethinking Race in Modern Argentina (by Paulina Alberto, Eduardo Elena) http://www.ebooks-share.net/rethinking-race-in-modern-argentina/
Author(s): Paulina Alberto, Eduardo Elena
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-03-21
ISBN-10: 1107107636
ISBN-13: 9781107107632
Language: English
Description: This book reconsiders the relationship between race and nation in Argentina during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and places Argentina firmly in dialog with the literature on race and nation in Latin America, from where it has long been excluded or marginalized for being a white, European exception in a mixed-race region. The contributors, based both in North America and Argentina, hail from the fields of history, anthropology, and literary and cultural studies. Their essays collectively destabilize widespread certainties about Argentina, showing that whiteness in that country has more in common with practices and ideologies of Mestizaje... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:00:20 GMT Nathan Boone and the American Frontier (Missouri Biography Series) (by R. Douglas Hurt) http://www.ebooks-share.net/nathan-boone-and-the-american-frontier-missouri-biography-series/
Author(s): R. Douglas Hurt
Publisher: Univ of Missouri Pr
Publish date: 1998-02
ISBN-10: 0826211593
ISBN-13: 9780826211590
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:40:16 GMT Puritans and Yankees: The Winthrop Dynasty of New England (Princeton Legacy Library) (by Richard S. Dunn) http://www.ebooks-share.net/puritans-and-yankees-the-winthrop-dynasty-of-new-england-princeton-legacy-library/
Author(s): Richard S. Dunn
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2016-04-19
ISBN-10: 0691651930
ISBN-13: 9780691651934
Language: English
Description: When Governor John Winthrop established the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, he commenced a tradition of public service in which his family would participate for almost a century. His son, John, Jr., and his grandsons, Fitz John and Wait Still, were deeply involved in the colonial government of New England, although their motives were increasingly mixed with private interest. Mr. Dunn's portrayal of this important and interesting family illuminates the two most fundamental themes in early New England history: the gradual secularization of the New England conscience, and the continuous struggle to preserve local customs and... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:40:10 GMT Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness (by Michael P. Branch) http://www.ebooks-share.net/raising-wild-dispatches-from-a-home-in-the-wilderness/
Author(s): Michael P. Branch
Publisher: Roost Books
Publish date: 2016-08-23
ISBN-10: 1611803454
ISBN-13: 9781611803457
Language: English
Description: Combining natural history, humor, and personal narrative, Raising Wild is an intimate exploration of Nevada’s Great Basin Desert, the wild and extreme land of high desert caliche and juniper, of pronghorn antelope and mountain lions, where wildfires and snowstorms threaten in equal measure. Within this remote, high desert landscape sits the home of Michael Branch, where he, his wife, and their two curious little girls brazenly live among the packrats and ground squirrels, rattlesnakes and scorpions. In Branch’s hands, this exceedingly barren and stark landscape becomes a place teeming with energy, surprise, and an endless web of connections... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:40:07 GMT Prison Food in America (Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy) (by Erika Camplin) http://www.ebooks-share.net/prison-food-in-america-rowman-littlefield-studies-in-food-and-gastronomy/
Author(s): Erika Camplin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish date: 2016-12-08
ISBN-10: 1442253479
ISBN-13: 9781442253476
Language: English
Description: Prison Food in America offers a high level snapshot of the fare offered behind bars, its general guidelines and regulations, fascinating stories about prisoners and food, and the remarkable and varied ways food plays a role in the fabric of prison culture.
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:20:05 GMT Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture (by Peter Fane-Saunders) http://www.ebooks-share.net/pliny-the-elder-and-the-emergence-of-renaissance-architecture/
Author(s): Peter Fane-Saunders
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-07-12
ISBN-10: 1107079861
ISBN-13: 9781107079861
Language: English
Description: The Naturalis historia by Pliny the Elder provided Renaissance scholars, artists and architects with details of ancient architectural practice and long-lost architectural wonders - material that was often unavailable elsewhere in classical literature. Pliny's descriptions frequently included the dimensions of these buildings, as well as details of their unusual construction materials and ornament. This book describes, for the first time, how the passages were interpreted from around 1430 to 1580, that is, from Alberti to Palladio. Chapters are arranged chronologically within three interrelated sections - antiquarianism; architectural writings;... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:00:21 GMT Pindar's Poetics of Immortality (by Asya C. Sigelman) http://www.ebooks-share.net/pindar-s-poetics-of-immortality/
Author(s): Asya C. Sigelman
Categories: History > Ancient
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-07-19
ISBN-10: 110713501X
ISBN-13: 9781107135017
Language: English
Description: Modern scholarship tends to focus on the social, political and economic information that can be gleaned from Pindar's treatment of the subject of his victory odes - the athlete who brings immortality to his family and polis. In this book, Asya C. Sigelman offers a new approach to the odes, exploring the fact that Pindar's language and imagery suggest that the athlete's victory is only a weaker version of the poet's immortalizing feat. Examining several central Pindaric images, Sigelman shows that they are fundamentally reflexive, structured as expressions of poetic creativity engaged in a perpetual synthesis of intra-poetic time - of the unity of... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:00:12 GMT Old Mobile: Fort Louis de la Louisiane, 1702-1711 (Library Alabama Classics) (by Jay Higginbotham) http://www.ebooks-share.net/old-mobile-fort-louis-de-la-louisiane-1702-1711-library-alabama-classics/
Author(s): Jay Higginbotham
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Publish date: 1991-03-30
ISBN-10: 0817305289
ISBN-13: 9780817305284
Language: English
Description: “Higginbotham has given to American historiography a microcosmic view of one of the earliest and most important outposts in the colonial new world. The Latin South can henceforth not be ignored.” – Alabama Historical Quarterly “The definitive account . . . superbly recounted.” – Journal of Southern History  “Meticulously documented. . . . Recommended for libraries interested in the colonial period.” – Choice “Mind-boggling . . . a stupendous job of research. It is amazing that Higginbotham can recreate in such detail the lives of these people. All history books should be... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:00:21 GMT Nuclear Energy and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman (Truman Legacy Series) (by J. Samuel Walker) http://www.ebooks-share.net/nuclear-energy-and-the-legacy-of-harry-s-truman-truman-legacy-series/
Author(s): J. Samuel Walker
Publisher: Truman State University Press
Publish date: 2016-02-01
ISBN-10: 1612481590
ISBN-13: 9781612481593
Language: English
Description: Harry S. Truman s nuclear policies and programs are probably the most significant and controversial aspects of his presidency. The essays in this volume examine Truman s decision to use atomic weapons against Japan in 1945, one of the most contentious issues in all of American history, and the use of atomic energy after the war, both as an important weapon in the arms race of the cold war era, and as a subject for research into its applications to medicine, industry, agriculture, and power production. In this volume, seven prominent historians offer valuable perspective on these issues, using new information from Japanese sources and a wealth of... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:40:20 GMT North Carolina Through Four Centuries (by William S. Powell) http://www.ebooks-share.net/north-carolina-through-four-centuries/
Author(s): William S. Powell
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish date: 1989-08-01
ISBN-10: 0807818461
ISBN-13: 9780807818466
Language: English
Description: This successor to the classic Lefler-Newsome North Carolina: The History of a Southern State, published in 1954, presents a fresh survey history that includes the contemporary scene. Drawing upon recent scholarship, the advice of specialists, and his own knowledge, Powell has created a splendid narrative that makes North Carolina history accessible to both students and general readers. For years to come, this will be the standard college text and an essential reference for home and office.
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:40:17 GMT Migrant Women's Voices: Talking About Life and Work in the UK Since 1945 (by Linda McDowell) http://www.ebooks-share.net/migrant-women-s-voices-talking-about-life-and-work-in-the-uk-since-1945/
Author(s): Linda McDowell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2016-02-25
ISBN-10: 1474224482
ISBN-13: 9781474224482
Language: English
Description: Between 1945 and the new century millions of women, including mothers and migrants, joined the labour force. These changes are brought to life through the stories of migrant women, working in factories and hospitals, banks, care homes, shops and universities over a period of 60 years. Migrant Women's Voices is an autobiography of the post-war period as Britain became a multi-cultural society and waged work the norm for most women. McDowell illustrates the shift in migration patterns as post-imperial migrants to the UK replaced the immediate post-war pattern of migrants from war-torn Europe and who were then themselves... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:00:13 GMT Independent Mexico: The Pronunciamiento in the Age of Santa Anna, 1821-1858 (The Mexican Experience) (by Will Fowler) http://www.ebooks-share.net/independent-mexico-the-pronunciamiento-in-the-age-of-santa-anna-1821-1858-the-mexican-experience/
Author(s): Will Fowler
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish date: 2016-01-01
ISBN-10: 0803225393
ISBN-13: 9780803225398
Language: English
Description: In mid-nineteenth-century Mexico, garrisons, town councils, state legislatures, and an array of political actors, groups, and communities began aggressively petitioning the government at both local and national levels to address their grievances. Often viewed as a revolt or a coup d’état, these pronunciamientos were actually a complex form of insurrectionary action that relied first on the proclamation and circulation of a plan that listed the petitioners’ demands and then on endorsement by copycat pronunciamientos that forced the authorities, be they national or regional, to the negotiating table.   In... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:40:15 GMT India and the Islamic Heartlands: An Eighteenth-Century World of Circulation and Exchange (by Gagan D. S. Sood) http://www.ebooks-share.net/india-and-the-islamic-heartlands-an-eighteenth-century-world-of-circulation-and-exchange/
Author(s): Gagan D. S. Sood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-03-29
ISBN-10: 1107121272
ISBN-13: 9781107121270
Language: English
Description: Based on the chance survival of a remarkable cache of documents, India and the Islamic Heartlands recaptures a vanished and forgotten world from the eighteenth century spanning much of today's Middle East and South Asia. Gagan Sood focuses on ordinary people - traders, pilgrims, bankers, clerics, brokers, scribes, among others - who were engaged in activities marked by large distances and long silences. By elucidating their everyday lives in a range of settings, from the family household to the polity at large, Sood pieces together the connective tissue of a world that lay beyond the sovereign purview. Recapturing this obscured and neglected world... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:40:12 GMT I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (by Charles M. Payne) http://www.ebooks-share.net/i-ve-got-the-light-of-freedom-the-organizing-tradition-and-the-mississippi-freedom-struggle/
Author(s): Charles M. Payne
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2007-03-16
ISBN-10: 0520251768
ISBN-13: 9780520251762
Language: English
Description: This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South with new material that situates the book in the context of subsequent movement literature.
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:40:06 GMT Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation (by Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler) http://www.ebooks-share.net/jefferson-lincoln-and-the-unfinished-work-of-the-nation/
Author(s): Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publish date: 2016-06-06
ISBN-10: 0809334909
ISBN-13: 9780809334902
Language: English
Description: Although the nation changed substantially between the presidential terms of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, these two leaders shared common interests and held remarkably similar opinions on many important issues. In Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation, Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler describes the views of two of our nation’s greatest presidents and explains how these views provide valuable insight into modern debates.  In this groundbreaking new study—the first extended examination of the ideas of Lincoln and Jefferson—Hatzenbuehler provides readers with a succinct guide to their opinions,... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:20:13 GMT Inventing the Pinkertons; or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs: Being a story of the nation's most famous (and infamous) detective agency (by S. Paul O'Hara) http://www.ebooks-share.net/inventing-the-pinkertons-or-spies-sleuths-mercenaries-and-thugs-being-a-story-of-the-nation-s-most-famous-and-infamous-detective-agency/
Author(s): S. Paul O'Hara
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish date: 2016-08-16
ISBN-10: 1421420562
ISBN-13: 9781421420561
Language: English
Description: Between 1865 and 1937, Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency was at the center of countless conflicts between capital and labor, bandits and railroads, and strikers and state power. Some believed that the detectives were protecting society from dangerous criminal conspiracies; others thought that armed Pinkertons were capital’s tool to crush worker dissent. Yet the image of the Pinkerton detective also inspired romantic and sensationalist novels, reflected shifting ideals of Victorian manhood, and embodied a particular kind of rough frontier justice. Inventing the Pinkertons examines the evolution of the agency as a... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:20:10 GMT Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency (by Charles Rappleye) http://www.ebooks-share.net/herbert-hoover-in-the-white-house-the-ordeal-of-the-presidency/
Author(s): Charles Rappleye
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2016-05-10
ISBN-10: 1451648677
ISBN-13: 9781451648676
Language: English
Description: “A deft, filled-out portrait of the thirty-first president...by far the best, most readable study of Hoover’s presidency to date.” —Publishers Weekly Rappleye’s surprising portrait of a Depression-era president Herbert Hoover reveals a very different figure than the usual Hoover, engaged and active but loathe to experiment and conscious of his inability to convey hope to the country. Herbert Clark Hoover was the thirty-first President of the United States. He served one term, from 1929 to 1933. Often considered placid, passive, unsympathetic, and even paralyzed by national events, Hoover faced an uphill battle in the face of the Great... more...
]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:03 GMT Gaza: Morality, Law & Politics (by Raimond Gaita) http://www.ebooks-share.net/gaza-morality-law-politics/
Author(s): Raimond Gaita
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publish date: 2010-07-15
ISBN-10: 1742580963
ISBN-13: 9781742580968
Language: English
Description: This is a book that explores nationalism, intractability, the point of no return, and the jurisdiction over war crimes. In Gaza: Law, Morality and Politics, editor Raimond Gaita brings together a thought-provoking collection of essays by experts on the subject of conflict. The book is a companion to a series of lectures of the same name held in 2009 at Australian Catholic University. Following the Israeli Army invasion of the Gaza strip, the reader is left with questions of law, morality, and politics - a minefield of ethical dilemmas to challenge the moral code we live by.
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:20:19 GMT French Cinema and the Great War: Remembrance and Representation (Film and History) (by Marcelline Block, Barry Nevin) http://www.ebooks-share.net/french-cinema-and-the-great-war-remembrance-and-representation-film-and-history/
Author(s): Marcelline Block, Barry Nevin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish date: 2016-02-04
ISBN-10: 1442260971
ISBN-13: 9781442260979
Language: English
Description: Even a century after its conclusion, the devastation of the Great War still echoes in the work of artists who try to make sense of the political, moral, ideological, and economic changes and challenges it spawned. France, the military major power of the Western Front, carries the legacy of battles on its own soil, and countless French lives lost defending the nation from the Central Powers. It is no surprise that the impact of the First World War can still be seen in French films into the present day. French Cinema and the Great War: Remembrance and Representation provides the first book-length study of World War I as it is featured in French... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:20:09 GMT Freedom in the Arab World: Concepts and Ideologies in Arabic Thought in the Nineteenth Century (by Wael Abu-'Uksa) http://www.ebooks-share.net/freedom-in-the-arab-world-concepts-and-ideologies-in-arabic-thought-in-the-nineteenth-century/
Author(s): Wael Abu-'Uksa
Categories: History > Middle East
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2016-07-04
ISBN-10: 110716124X
ISBN-13: 9781107161245
Language: English
Description: A preoccupation with the subject of freedom became a core issue in the construction of all modern political ideologies. Here, Wael Abu-'Uksa examines the development of the concept of freedom (hurriyya) in nineteenth-century Arab political thought, its ideological offshoots, their modes, and their substance as they developed the dynamics of the Arabic language. Abu-'Uksa traces the transition of the idea of freedom from a term used in a predominantly non-political way, through to its popularity and near ubiquity at the dawn of the twentieth century. Through this, he also analyses the importance of associated concepts such as liberalism, socialism,... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:20:06 GMT Echoes of Glory: Historic Military Sites across Texas (by Thomas E. Alexander, Dan K. Utley) http://www.ebooks-share.net/echoes-of-glory-historic-military-sites-across-texas/
Author(s): Thomas E. Alexander, Dan K. Utley
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publish date: 2015-10-01
ISBN-10: 1623493374
ISBN-13: 9781623493370
Language: English
Description: In their previous book, Faded Glory: A Century of Forgotten Texas Military Sites, Then and Now, historians Thomas E. Alexander and Dan K. Utley chose to go beyond the familiar military sites of Texas—the Alamo or the San Jacinto battlefield, for example—to feature lesser known locations. The book successfully recovered these “forgotten” arenas for tourists and preservationists alike. Alexander and Utley now return with Echoes of Glory, and the result is another impressive catalogue that highlights the hidden gems of Texas history. Echoes of Glory explores two dozen rarely discussed but equally... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:00:19 GMT Dissent! Refracted: Histories, Aesthetics and Cultures of Dissent (Political and Social Change) (by Benjamin Dorfman) http://www.ebooks-share.net/dissent-refracted-histories-aesthetics-and-cultures-of-dissent-political-and-social-change/
Author(s): Benjamin Dorfman
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publish date: 2016-04-20
ISBN-10: 3631673736
ISBN-13: 9783631673737
Language: English
Description: This collection of essays addresses the ongoing problem of dissent from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives: political philosophy, intellectual history, literary studies, aesthetics, architectural history and conceptualizations of the political past. Taking a global perspective, the volume examines the history of dissent both inside and outside the West, through events in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries both nearer to our own times as well as more distant, and through a range of styles reflecting how contested and pressing the problem of dissent in fact is. Drawing on a range of authors and international problematics, the... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:00:09 GMT Decision at Tom's Brook: George Custer, Thomas Rosser, and the Joy of the Fight (by William Miller) http://www.ebooks-share.net/decision-at-tom-s-brook-george-custer-thomas-rosser-and-the-joy-of-the-fight/
Author(s): William Miller
Publisher: Savas Beatie
Publish date: 2016-06-24
ISBN-10: 1611213088
ISBN-13: 9781611213089
Language: English
Description: The Battle of Tom’s Brook, recalled one Confederate soldier, was “the greatest disaster that ever befell our cavalry during the whole war.” The fight took place during the last autumn of the Civil War, when the Union General Phil Sheridan vowed to turn the crop-rich Shenandoah Valley into “a desert.” Farms and homes were burned, livestock slaughtered, and Southern families suffered. The story of the Tom’s Brook cavalry affair centers on two young men who had risen to prominence as soldiers: George A. Custer and Thomas L. Rosser. They had been friends since their teenage days at West Point, but the war sent them down separate... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:40:13 GMT Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook, Revised Edition (by Edward N. Luttwak) http://www.ebooks-share.net/coup-d-tat-a-practical-handbook-revised-edition/
Author(s): Edward N. Luttwak
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2016-04-11
ISBN-10: 0674737261
ISBN-13: 9780674737266
Language: English
Description: Coup d’État astonished readers when it first appeared in 1968 because it showed, step by step, how governments could be overthrown. Translated into sixteen languages, it has inspired anti-coup precautions by regimes around the world. In addition to these detailed instructions, Edward Luttwak’s revised handbook offers an altogether new way of looking at political power―one that considers, for example, the vulnerability to coups of even the most stable democracies in the event of prolonged economic distress. The world has changed dramatically in the past half century, but not the essence of the coup d’état. It still... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:20:22 GMT Counterpunch: The Cultural Battles over Heavyweight Prizefighting in the American West (by Meg Frisbee) http://www.ebooks-share.net/counterpunch-the-cultural-battles-over-heavyweight-prizefighting-in-the-american-west/
Author(s): Meg Frisbee
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publish date: 2016-03-28
ISBN-10: 0295995467
ISBN-13: 9780295995465
Language: English
Description: Boxing was popular in the American West long before Las Vegas became its epicenter. However, not everyone in the region was a fan. Counterpunch examines how the sport's meteoric rise in popularity in the West ran concurrently with a growing backlash among Progressive Era social reformers who saw boxing as barbaric. These tensions created a morality war that pitted state officials against city leaders, boxing promoters against social reformers, and fans against religious groups. Historian Meg Frisbee focuses on several legendary heavyweight prizefights of the period and the protests they inspired to explain why western geography, economy, and... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:00:13 GMT Anglo-Native Virginia: Trade, Conversion, and Indian Slavery in the Old Dominion, 1646-1722 (Early American Places Ser.) (by Kristalyn Shefveland) http://www.ebooks-share.net/anglo-native-virginia-trade-conversion-and-indian-slavery-in-the-old-dominion-1646-1722-early-american-places-ser/
Author(s): Kristalyn Shefveland
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish date: 2016-11-15
ISBN-10: 0820350257
ISBN-13: 9780820350257
Language: English
Description: Shefveland examines Anglo-Indian interactions through the conception of Native tributaries to the Virginia colony, with particularemphasis on the colonial and tributary and foreign Native settlements of thePiedmont and southwestern Coastal Plain between 1646 and 1722.
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:40:05 GMT A Mysterious Life and Calling: From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography) (by Charlotte S. Riley) http://www.ebooks-share.net/a-mysterious-life-and-calling-from-slavery-to-ministry-in-south-carolina-wisconsin-studies-in-autobiography/
Author(s): Charlotte S. Riley
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish date: 2016-01-19
ISBN-10: 0299306747
ISBN-13: 9780299306748
Language: English
Description: Preacher, teacher, and postmistress, Charlotte Levy Riley was born into slavery but became a popular evangelist after emancipation. Although several nineteenth-century accounts by black preaching women in the northern states are known, this is the first discovery of such a memoir in the South.             Born in 1839 in Charleston, South Carolina, Riley was taught to read, write, and sew despite laws forbidding black literacy. Raised a Presbyterian, she writes of her conversion at age fourteen to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, embracing its ecstatic... more...
]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:20:14 GMT A New Form of Beauty: Glen Canyon Beyond Climate Change (by Peter Goin, Peter Friederici) http://www.ebooks-share.net/a-new-form-of-beauty-glen-canyon-beyond-climate-change/
Author(s): Peter Goin, Peter Friederici
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publish date: 2016-10-31
ISBN-10: 0816531927
ISBN-13: 9780816531929
Language: English
Description: In Glen Canyon waters rose, inundating petroglyphs and creating Lake Powell. Now the Colorado River basin is experiencing the longest dry spell in modern history—one that shows alarming signs of becoming the new normal.   In A New Form of Beauty photographer Peter Goin and writer Peter Friederici tackle science from the viewpoint of art, creating a lyrical exploration in words and photographs, setting Glen Canyon and Lake Powell as the quintessential example of the challenges of perceiving place in a new era of radical change. Through evocative photography and extensive reporting, the two document their visits to the... more...
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