Category: History

By Eugene D. Genovese

ISBN-10: 0307772721

ISBN-13: 9780307772725

Book Details:

e-ISBN: 9780307772725
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2011-02-09
Number of Pages: 849
Website: Amazon, Google Books

Synopsis from Amazon:

This landmark heritage of slavery within the South-a winner of the Bancroft Prize-challenged traditional perspectives of slaves by way of illuminating the various sorts of resistance to dehumanization that constructed in slave society.

Rather than emphasizing the cruelty and degradation of slavery, historian Eugene Genovese investigates the ways in which slaves pressured their vendors to recognize their humanity via tradition, track, and faith. now not in basic terms passive sufferers, the slaves during this account actively engaged with the paternalism of slaveholding tradition in ways in which supported their self-respect and aspirations for freedom. Roll, Jordan, Roll covers an unlimited diversity of topics, from slave weddings and funerals, to the language, nutrition, garments, and exertions of slaves, and areas specific emphasis on faith as either a big battleground for mental keep watch over and a paradoxical resource of religious power. showing willing perception into the minds of either slaves and slaveholders, Roll, Jordan, Roll is a testomony to the facility of the human spirit below stipulations of utmost oppression.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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By Garry Wills

ISBN-10: 1439126453

ISBN-13: 9781439126455

2012 Retail ePub -- fortunately filling a request

The strength of phrases has hardly ever been given a extra compelling demonstration than within the Gettysburg deal with. Lincoln used to be requested to memorialize the ugly conflict. in its place, he gave the entire kingdom "a new beginning of freedom" within the house of a trifling 272 phrases. His complete existence and former education, and his deep political adventure went into this, his innovative masterpiece.

By analyzing either the handle and Lincoln of their ancient second and cultural body, Wills breathes new lifestyles into phrases we suggestion we knew, and divulges a lot a couple of president so mythologized yet usually misunderstood. Wills exhibits how Lincoln got here to alter the realm and to impact an highbrow revolution, how his phrases needed to and did whole the paintings of the weapons, and the way Lincoln wove a spell that has now not but been damaged.

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By Robert Winston

ISBN-10: 0553819550

ISBN-13: 9780553819557

We are born with the intuition to create and invent. certainly our skill to take action is what separates we people from the remainder of the animal international. the instant guy first switched over a stone to a useful gizmo set him on a continuing course towards higher regulate and tool over his setting. yet have our artistic principles consistently produced fascinating leads to line with their unique solid goal? what percentage ill-effects and risks have they caused alongside the best way? and feature they truly served us well?

Bad principles? lines the interesting background of our makes an attempt at self-improvement but in addition questions their price. The doubtful effects of the improvement of weaponry, for instance, is self-evident from the primitive yet deadly sling to the devastating nuclear bomb. yet what of it appears extra harmless innovations reminiscent of farming, writing or medication? All have been initiated for the better stable yet have still produced unexpected fallout that maintains to this present day. What are their bad side-effects, how did they emerge through the years and the place will they take us within the future?
Written opposed to a tremendous old canvas, we sign up for Robert Winston on an exciting and encouraging trip from our earliest days to the current. We find out about the heritage of recent technological know-how, engineering, IT and masses extra, following the unforeseen twists and turns in their growth. We meet the people who performed a key position of their improvement, and proportion quirky anecdotes approximately their lives and brainwaves. Inspiring, strange, and now and then arguable, undesirable rules? permits us by way of appreciating the prior to seem ahead to the technological possibilities and moral demanding situations of the long run. In so doing it celebrates man's outstanding skill for fulfillment when caution us that his strong intentions can occasionally turn out as completely undesirable ideas.

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By Anne Applebaum

ISBN-10: 0385515693

ISBN-13: 9780385515696

In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum supplies a groundbreaking background of ways Communism took over japanese Europe after global struggle II and reworked in scary model the people who got here lower than its sway.

At the tip of worldwide conflict II, the Soviet Union to its shock and pleasure chanced on itself in command of a major swath of territory in jap Europe. Stalin and his mystery police got down to convert a dozen appreciably various international locations to Communism, a very new political and ethical approach. In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of japanese Europe have been created and what everyday life was once like when they have been whole. She attracts on newly opened East ecu data, interviews, and private bills translated for the 1st time to painting in devastating element the dilemmas confronted by means of thousands of people attempting to comply with a lifestyle that challenged their each trust and took away every little thing that they had gathered. at the present time the Soviet Bloc is a misplaced civilization, one whose cruelty, paranoia, strange morality, and weird aesthetics Applebaum captures within the electrifying pages of Iron Curtain.

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Mod Edit: Now that AZW3 is an approved layout, torrent web page has been up-to-date as "AZW3" rather than MOBI. - Dio

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By Chris Harrald, Fletcher Watkins

ISBN-10: 1616080736

ISBN-13: 9781616080730

“A fair and realized treasury of musings at the miracle drug.”—Beryl Bainbridge
From A is for Aardvark—“We’re now not allowed to inform you whatever approximately Winston cigarettes, so here’s a filled aardvark”—to Z is for Zippo, the long-lasting American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the last word memento and get together of the death paintings of smoking. Encyclopedic in either structure and diversity, this is often an excellent comfort present in case you have stopped, a terrific aide de memoire should you may, and a defiant puff of libertarian brilliance if you won’t. rejoice the Hollywood age of smoking whilst movie stars lit up with glamorous abandon. Witty, illustrated, collectible, and up-to-date.

"… All people who smoke comprehend that cigarettes are harmful. every one is a dance with death—and the defiant smoker will say that therein lies its appeal. So each one puff is an existential gesture, an statement of selection and lifestyles within the face of death."

sooner or later the final cigarette in the world might be smoked. One ultimate puff can be despatched heaven-bound, leaving a lingering, evanescent smoke ring. And the clever of this international will have a good time. simply because common sense calls for that mankind is rid of this pernicious poison. And wasn’t that recognized truth seeker Adolf Hitler the main virulent opponent of cigarette smoking within the final century? until eventually then, learn this ebook. 50 black-and-white illustrations

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By Peter Davies, Jim Laurier

ISBN-10: 1841766569

ISBN-13: 9781841766560

The USAF brought the F-4C Phantom II into the Vietnam struggle in April 1965 from Ubon RTAB, Thailand. The F-4C/D quickly grew to become the Air Force's significant fighter over the North, destroying eighty five MiGs by means of the shut of 1968. This publication describes how the USAF grew to become a gunless naval interceptor into an opponent to the extra nimble VPAF MiGs. It explains how the Air strength steadily US army projects within the use of the F-4's missile armament yet hired very diversified strategies and aircrew education. the jobs of key personalities equivalent to Col. Robin Oldany are mentioned, including armament and markings, crews and engagements.

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By James Wasserman

ISBN-10: 1594772207

ISBN-13: 9781594772207

A completely illustrated historical past of the Temple of Solomon ' Examines the Temple of Solomon within the Hebrew Scriptures, the recent testomony, and Apocryphal writings ' Explores its position within the founding of Freemasonry, the legends of the Knights Templar, the doctrines of the Kabbalah, and the lessons of Islam ' Explains the sacred nature of the Temple Mount--the website of the Temple of Solomon--and the secrets and techniques which can nonetheless be hidden there ' Richly illustrated, together with many images and pictures from infrequent files The non secular middle of many esoteric societies, the Temple of Solomon used to be positioned atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a domain commemorated through the 3 nice monotheistic religions because the intersection of Divine and human. equipped by way of King Solomon on the height of old Israel's strength, the Temple of Solomon housed the golden Ark of the Covenant in its Holy of Holies, a sacred chamber the place possible converse at once with God. Centuries after the temple's destruction, the Temple Mount used to be used because the headquarters for the Knights Templar throughout the Crusades, and numerous legends have come down in the course of the centuries in regards to the secrets and techniques they could have exposed there, together with discovery of the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant. Richly illustrated with biblical and Masonic illustrations, photos, and historic and glossy paintings--many from infrequent archives--this booklet explores the Temple of Solomon within the Hebrew Scriptures, the hot testomony, and Apocryphal writings in addition to its position within the founding of Freemasonry, the legends of the Knights Templar, the doctrines of the Kabbalah, and Muhammad's visionary trip from the Temple Mount in the course of the heavens. trying to comprehend the strong wish of many faiths and mystery societies to re-create the temple via ritual and prayer, James Wasserman explains why it used to be equipped, the mystical forces King Solomon could have utilized in its production, what its destruction intended for Jews and Christians alike, and why the Knights Templar in addition to numerous sleek mystery societies named their orders after it. Detailing the sacred structure of this completely proportioned mystical edifice via phrases and paintings, the writer unearths the Temple of Solomon because the confirmation of God's presence in human affairs, the religious root of Western tradition, and a major monument to the Divine approximately forgotten in today's secular occasions yet sorely had to bridge the divide among our old previous and our religious destiny.

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