Germany: Memories of a Nation

Germany: Memories of a Nation EPUB

Germany: Memories of a Nation
A major new series from the makers of A History of the World in 100 Objects, exploring the fascinating and complex history of Germany from the origins of the Holy Roman Empire right up to the present day. Written and presented by Neil MacGregor, it is produced by BBC Radio 4, in partnership with the British Museum.Whilst Germany s past is too often seen through the prism

Burning Down the House: Move and the Tragedy of Philadelphia EPUB

Burning Down the House: Move and the Tragedy of Philadelphia
Examines why Philadelphia authorities took extraordinarily disproportionate action against a group called MOVE by dropping military explosives on a residential neighborhood in May 1985.

The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-and Determined the Future of Cities EPUB

The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-and Determined the Future of Cities
New York City, 1968. The RAND Corporation had presented an alluring proposal to a city on the brink of economic collapse: Using RANDs computer models, which had been successfully implemented in high-level military operations, the city could save millions of dollars by establishing more efficient public services. The RAND boys were the best and brightest, and bore all the

Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness EPUB

Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness
Williamson County in southern Illinois is well-known by historians and crime enthusiasts as Bloody Williamson... a dark (and most likely not appreciated) nickname that came about in the 1920s after being the scene of a bloody massacre, brutal battles with the Klan, and a fantastic Prohibition war between battling bootleggers. Regardless of how you look at it, the monike

Robert A. Caros The Years of Lyndon Johnson Set: The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power EPUB

Robert A. Caros The Years of Lyndon Johnson Set: The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power
The political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caros life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert

The Radicalism of the American Revolution EPUB

The Radicalism of the American Revolution
In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.

The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece(Ancient Warfare and Civilization) EPUB

The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece(Ancient Warfare and Civilization)
In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. The war embroiled the entire Greek world, provoking years of butchery previously unparalleled in ancient Greece. Whole cities were exterminated, their men killed, their women and child

The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement EPUB

The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement
From their earliest meetings, activist David Graeber knew that the Occupy Wall Street movement was something different. From small beginnings its demonstrations spread across the world to cities like Cairo, Athens, Barcelona and London and gave a glimpse of a new way. This provocative look at the actions of the 99% asks: why was it so effective? What went right? And what c

Paper: An Elegy EPUB

Paper: An Elegy
What do reading a book, smoking a cigarette, throwing confetti and voting in an election have in common? The answer, of course, is paper. Paper serves nearly every function of our lives. It is the technology with which we have made sense of the world. Yet the age of paper is ending. Ebooks now outsell their physical counterparts. Still, there are some uses of paper that se

Politics of the Womb - Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya EPUB

Politics of the Womb - Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya
In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa. By examining the political significance--and complex ramifications--of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy have been crucial t

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