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Stand Where They Fought: 150 Battlefields of the 77-Day Normandy Campaign

Stand Where They Fought: 150 Battlefields of the 77-Day Normandy Campaign

This is the history and guide of the events in the 1944 American Normandy campaign battlefields. 150 battlesites are described accompanied by 40 maps and aerial photos. The chapters are grouped per the operational objectives allowing the reader and/or tourist to comprehend and follow through and visit the action sites per each objective. The battlesites chronicle the background strategy, the story of the battle, pinpoints the location, identifies the American and German units involved, the awards, today's evidence etc. The period covered is from D-day, June 6th, to the closing battles of the Falaise Pocket, August 21st. The Index allows the reader to search for a specific interest, the route of a division, regiment or battalion, atrocities, relics, airfields, cemeteries, museums, etc. The book memorializes the actions of the men and women who died and the veterans who survived this 77 day colossus campaign on these hallowed grounds in a foreign land.

Brand: Authorhouse

In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story

In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story

Days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met at the White House. It was Christmas Eve, 1941. As war raged throughout the world, the two leaders delivered a powerful message that still resonates today. Bestselling author and historian David McCullough relates a compelling story about the spirit of Christmas and the power of light in difficult, dangerous times. Beautifully designed with historic photographs that transport readers to the early days of World War II Includes a DVD of David McCullough s presentation of this story at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir s 2009 Christmas concert, to be featured nationally on PBS

Brand: Shadow Mountain

The 467th Bombardment Group (H) in World War II: in Combat with the B-24 Liberator over Europe

The 467th Bombardment Group (H) in World War II: in Combat with the B-24 Liberator over Europe

In this new 8th Air Force unit history, Perry Watts sets out the history of the USAAF 467th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was based at Rackheath, Norfolk, in the east of England, during 1944-1945. In contrast to the operational focus of many books on the

Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

Fenton Special Orders, 1980-Present (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Fenton Special Orders, 1980-Present (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Displayed in 900 beautiful color images are the Fenton Art Glass special order items produced from 1980 to today, ranging from baskets and chop plates to rose bowls and vases. These dazzling, much-coveted items were made-to-order for various companies, collectors' clubs, and individual customers. The company orders from Aladdin, Anheuser-Busch, Lenox, and QVC are featured. The text includes brief histories of the ordering companies, clubs, and individuals, Fenton logos used, a glossary of terms, a detailed bibliography, and values in the captions. For those who seek Fenton's popular glass, this book is an essential reference.

Brand: Schiffer Publishing

Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

In Morocco, Marvine Howe, a former correspondent for The New York Times, presents an incisive and comprehensive review of the Moroccan kingdom and its people, past and present. She provides a vivid and frank portrait of late King Hassan, whom she knew personally and credits with laying the foundations of a modern, pro-Western state and analyzes the pressures his successor, King Mohammed VI has come under to transform the autocratic monarchy into a full-fledged democracy. Howe addresses emerging issues and problems-equal rights for women, elimination of corruption and correction of glaring economic and social disparities-and asks the fundamental question: can this ancient Muslim kingdom embrace western democracy in an era of deepening divisions between the Islamic world and the West?

Brand: Oxford University Press, USA

Elegant Glass With Corn Flower: Imperial Candlewick, Heisey, Tiffin & More (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Elegant Glass With Corn Flower: Imperial Candlewick, Heisey, Tiffin & More (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Working on the some of the finest elegant glass of the depression era, W.J. Hughes added his own creativity by cutting it with his Corn Flower pattern. Depression Glass and Elegant Glass dealers and collectors finally have the full color, indispensable identification and price guide for the popular Corn Flower. The premiere Corn Flower authority, Walter Lemiski, surveys a wide scope in presenting more than 500 images of cherished glassware with accurate values, descriptions, historical information, and identifications from the major American glass works including: Cambridge, Duncan Miller, Fostoria, Heisey, Imperial, Indiana, Jeannette, Lancaster, New Martinsville, Paden City, Tiffin and more. This invaluable volume provides the first major appraisal of the Candlewick-Corn Flower connection complete with original documentation. Also included is the entire 1938 Corn Flower catalogue and images of W.J. Hughes himself creating the Corn Flower cut. Elegant Glass with Corn Flower is lovely to look at, interesting to read, and worthy of inclusion in any library devoted to collectible vintage glassware.

Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd

Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. "A groundbreaking work."- Emerge In Hidden in Plain View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and scholar Raymond Dobard offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. But just as quickly as she started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she would learn the rest when she was "ready." During the three years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold-and as the friendship and trust between the two women grew-Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D, an art history professor and well-known African American quilter, to help unravel the mystery. Part adventure and part history, Hidden in Plain View traces the origin of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to free blacks living in the cities of the North, and shows how three people from completely different backgrounds pieced together one amazing American story.

Brand: Anchor

Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak

Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak

During the spring of 1994, in a tiny country called Rwanda, some 800,000 people were hacked to death, one by one, by their neighbors in a gruesome civil war. Several years later, journalist Jean Hatzfeld traveled to Rwanda to interview ten participants in the killings, eliciting extraordinary testimony from these men about the genocide they perpetrated. As Susan Sontag wrote in the preface, Machete Season is a document that "everyone should read. [because making] the effort to understand what happened in Rwanda. is part of being a moral adult.

Brand: Picador

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine: Revised Edition

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine: Revised Edition

In the years following World War II, medicine won major battles against smallpox, diphtheria, and polio. In the same period it also produced treatments to control the progress of Parkinson?s, rheumatoid arthritis, and schizophrenia. It made realities of open-heart surgery, organ transplants, test-tube babies. Unquestionably, the medical accomplishments of the postwar years stand at the forefront of human endeavor, yet progress in recent decades has slowed nearly to a halt. In this judicious examination of medicine in our times, which has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, medical doctor and columnist James Le Fanu both surveys the glories of medicine in the postwar years and analyzes the factors that for the past twenty-five years have increasingly widened the gulf between achievement and advancement: the social theories of medicine, ethical issues, and political debates over health care that have hobbled the development of vaccines and discovery of new miracle? cures. While fully demonstrating the extraordinary progress effected by medical research in the latter half of the twentieth century, Le Fanu also identifies the perils that confront medicine in the twenty-first. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs add to what the Los Angeles Times cited as a sobering, contrarian challenge? to the nostrum of medicine as a never-ending font of miracle cures? [From] a respected science writer. important information that. has been overlooked or ignored by many physicians. New Republic Provocative and engrossing and informative. Houston Chronicle Marvelously written, meticulously researched. one of the most thought-provoking and important works to appear in recent years. Choice

Brand: Basic Books

Black Baseball in Pittsburgh (PA) (Black America)

Black Baseball in Pittsburgh (PA) (Black America)

When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in America's sports history had begun. Black Baseball in Pittsburgh chronicles the history of the Negro League in the Steel City from the Homestead Grays in the 1910s to the great Pittsburgh Crawfords teams of the 1930s and through the 1950s. Here, you will meet legends such as "Smokey" Joe Williams, the famed "Thunder Twins," Josh Gibson, the Steel City's Slugger Supreme, and Buck Leonard, the King of Negro League first basemen.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

A History of the African-Olmecs: Black Civilizations of America from Prehistoric Times to the Present Era

A History of the African-Olmecs: Black Civilizations of America from Prehistoric Times to the Present Era

Pages: 260, Paperback, 1st Book Library

Brand: 1st Book Library

The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball

The Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball

A BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE NBA?S GLORY DAYS, AND THE RIVALRY THAT DOMINATED THE ERA In the mid-1950s, the NBA was a mere barnstorming circuit, with outposts in such cities as Rochester, New York, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most of the best players were white; the set shot and layup were the sport?s chief offensive weapons. But by the 1970s, the league ruled America?s biggest media markets; contests attracted capacity crowds and national prime-time television audiences. The game was played? above the rim and the most marketable of its high-flying stars were black. The credit for this remarkable transformation largely goes to two giants: Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. In The Rivalry, award-winning journalist John Taylor projects the stories of Russell, Chamberlain, and other stars from the NBA?s golden age onto a backdrop of racial tensions and cultural change. Taylor?s electrifying account of two complex men?as well as of a game and a country at a crossroads?is an epic narrative of sports in America during the 1960s. It?s hard to imagine two characters better suited to leading roles in the NBA saga: Chamberlain was cast as the athletically gifted yet mercurial titan, while Russell played the role of the stalwart centerpiece of the Boston Celtics dynasty. Taylor delves beneath these stereotypes, detailing how the two opposed and complemented each other and how they revolutionized the way the game was played and perceived by fans. Competing with and against such heroes as Jerry West, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, and Elgin Baylor, and playing for the two greatest coaches of the era, Alex Hannum and the fiery Red Auerbach, Chamberlain and Russell propelled the NBA into the spotlight. But their off-court visibility and success?to say nothing of their candor?also inflamed passions along America?s racial and generational fault lines. In many ways, Russell and Chamberlain helped make the NBA and, to some extent, America what they are today. Filled with dramatic conflicts and some of the great moments in sports history, and building to a thrilling climax?the 1969 final series, the last showdown between Russell and Chamberlain?The Rivalry has at its core a philosophical question: Can determination and a team ethos, embodied by the ultimate team player, Bill Russell, trump sheer talent, embodied by Wilt Chamberlain? Gripping, insightful, and utterly compelling, the story of Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain is the stuff of sporting legend. Written with a reporter?s unerring command of events and a storyteller?s flair, The Rivalry will take its place as one of the classic works of sports history. From the Hardcover edition.

Brand: Ballantine Books

When Football Went to War

When Football Went to War

More than any other sport, professional football contributed fighting men to the battles of World War II, and the 22 or so players or former players that lost their lives are among the riveting stories told in this tribute to football's war heroes that spans many decades and military conflicts. The National Football League counts three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients among its honors, along with numerous Silver Stars, Distinguished Flying Crosses, and Purple Hearts. When Football Went to War offers a ground-breaking look at football?college and professional football alike?and many of the wartime heroes who came off the field of play to fight for their country. Detailed biographies of those who gave their lives are supplemented by many other stories of wartime heroism, from World War I through to Pat Tillman's tragic death in the Global War on Terrorism. Football has become the most popular sport in America and this heartfelt book honors the many sacrifices of NFL athletes over the years in service of their country.

Brand: Triumph Books

World War II Museums, Memorials & Historic Displays in the United States: A Companion Book to World War II Sites in the United States

World War II Museums, Memorials & Historic Displays in the United States: A Companion Book to World War II Sites in the United States

A companion guide to World War II Sites in the United States, this book is a directory listing the descriptions of the hundreds of museums, memorials and historical displays in the United States. Listed alphabetically by state, this book provides a tour guide on how to find and visit each museum, memorial, or historic display. This is a great reference guide for the traveling World War II buff.

Brand: Riebel-Roque

Kindling For The Devil's Fires

Kindling For The Devil's Fires

Out of the 160 men that went in, after the third battle, only 11 remained.

Brand: BookSurge Publishing

The Last Zero Fighter: Firsthand Accounts from WWII Japanese Naval Pilots

The Last Zero Fighter: Firsthand Accounts from WWII Japanese Naval Pilots

Firsthand accounts from interviews conducted in Japan with five WWII Japanese Naval aviators. All are veterans of the pivotal battles of the Pacific War including; USS Panay, Nanking, Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Rabaul, Port Darwin, Indian Ocean Raid, Ceylon, Midway, Guadalcanal, Marshall Islands, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the Kamikaze in the Philippines, the home defense and the dropping of the atomic bomb. The book is 348 pages includes 78 photos (many from the veterans' own albums), 9 original maps and illustrations. Includes an introduction to the Japanese pilot training system for both officers and enlisted men. Each pilot is followed from the time he joined the navy until war's end. They explain in their own words; why they joined the navy, what they thought about the war, about the aircraft they flew, how they felt about their friends and their former adversaries. The interviews were conducted firsthand in their own language by KING who is a linguist and Pacific War historian who spent 10 years living in Japan. King has interviewed 97 Japanese WWII veterans and this is the first in a series of books on their experiences.

Brand: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The Muted Trumpet's Call: Stories of the Everyday Heroes of World War II

The Muted Trumpet's Call: Stories of the Everyday Heroes of World War II

Chuck Knox developed a love of history, as a child, from his mother when she would relate stories of a rebel great grandmother and a great grandfather who served in the Union Army. He is a retired Senior Purchasing Officer from the University of Illinois and since his retirement he has pursued his lifelong passion of preserving stories of everyday heroes that saved this country. He has known veterans from the Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korea and Viet Nam. The Muted Trumpet's Call is the fourth in a series of books on veterans from the Heartland. He was selected Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Department of Illinois, Veterans of Foreign Wars for his work for veterans. He received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Naval Reserve as a Radioman 2 serving 8 years. During this time he served on several WWII destroyers and met many WWII veterans. This book is dedicated to the young Americans of the 1940's. These young people were thrust into situations that they or none of us could imagine. How they handled themselves and saved our country are stories worthy of legend and should not be forgotten. As they arrive at their final destination, I am sure they will hear the words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." May God bless them and may God save the Republic." We should not be sad that such men are dead but rather be thankful that such men lived. Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Brand: Authorhouse

Recite in the Name of the Red Rose: Poetic Sacred Making in Twentieth-century Iran (Studies in Comparative Religion)

Recite in the Name of the Red Rose: Poetic Sacred Making in Twentieth-century Iran (Studies in Comparative Religion)

Recite the Name of the Red Rose introduces Western readers to constructions of the sacred in twentieth-century Iranian poetry. Sifting through the lives and writings of modern and classical poets, Fatemeh Keshavarz provides a systematic examination of the array of religious impulses in recent Persian verse. Viewing poetry as the site of the emergence of the self and the sacred, she confirms that sanctification is not static in its forms but continuously in flux and that the poetic modes used to articulate the sanctified are equally fluid. Keshevarz begins by introducing the core concepts that define and detach religion and secularity in contemporary Iranian society. By thoroughly discussing the nature of classical Persian poetry she makes clear that expressions of the sacred in verse have been open to negotiation and change even in the premodern period. In Iran?s modern poetic landscape however, Keshavarz uncovers many new patterns of expressing the sacred. In individual chapters on the writings of Forugh Farrokhzad (1935?1967), Sohrab Sepehri (1928?1981), and Ahmad Shamlu (1925?2000), she discusses the paradigmatic ways prominent poets of the twentieth century have related to the sacred in a nation forging its vision of modernity. While most scholars perceive current Iranian culture to be sharply divided between literalist conservatives and secular progressives, Keshavarz identifies provocative shades of spiritual expression less rigidly defined and hence neglected by the established critical tradition. Bringing such expression to the fore of scholarly attention, her study invites a more nuanced appreciation of the crosscurrents of religion and literature in recent Middle Eastern culture.

Brand: Univ Of South Carolina Press

How Long? How Long?: African-American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights

How Long? How Long?: African-American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights

A compelling and readable narrative history, How Long? How Long? presents both a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the Civil Rights movement, African-American women, in favor of higher-profile African-American men and white women. Author Belinda Robnett argues that the diversity of experiences of the African-American women organizers has been underemphasized in favor of monolithic treatments of their femaleness and blackness. Drawing heavily on interviews with actual participants in the American Civil Rights movement, this work retells the movement as seen through the eyes and spoken through the voices of African-American women participants. It is the first book to provide an analysis of race, class, gender, and culture as substructures that shaped the organization and outcome of the movement. Robnett examines the differences among women participants in the movement and offers the first cohesive analysis of the gendered relations and interactions among its black activists, thus demonstrating that femaleness and blackness cannot be viewed as sufficient signifiers for movement experience and individual identity. Finally, this book makes a significant contribution to social movement theory by providing a crucial understanding of the continuity and complexity of social movements, clarifying the need for different layers of leadership that come to satisfy different movement needs. An engaging narrative history as well as a major contribution to social movement and feminist theory, How Long? How Long? will appeal to students and scholars of social activism, women's studies, American history, and African-American studies, and to general readers interested in the perennially fascinating story of the American Civil Rights movement.

Brand: Oxford University Press, USA

The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History

The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History

This pioneering book is the first English-language collection of academic articles on Jin Yong's works. It introduces an important dissenting voice in Chinese literature to the English-speaking audience. Jin Yong is hailed as the most influential martial arts novelist in twentieth-century Chinese literary history. His novels are regarded by readers and critics as "the common language of Chinese around the world" because of their international circulation and various adaptations (film, television serials, comic books, video games). Not only has the public affirmed the popularity and literary value of his novels, but the academic world has finally begun to notice his achievement as well. The significance of this book lies in its interpretation of Jin Yong's novels through the larger lens of twentieth-century Chinese literature. It considers the important theoretical issues arising from such terms as modernity, gender, nationalism, East/West conflict, and high literature versus low culture. The contributors of the articles are all eminent scholars, including famous exiled scholar, philosopher, and writer Liu Zaifu.

Brand: Cambria Press

Alice To the Lighthouse: Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art

Alice To the Lighthouse: Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art

Alice to the Lighthouse is the first and only full-length study of the relation between children's literature and writing for adults. Lewis Carroll's Alice books created a revolution in writing for and about children which had repercussions not only for s

Brand: Palgrave Macmillan

Basketball in America: From the Playgrounds to Jordan's Game and Beyond (Contemporary Sports Issues)

Basketball in America: From the Playgrounds to Jordan's Game and Beyond (Contemporary Sports Issues)

Examine the social and cultural impact of basketball on America at the amateur and professional levels! Basketball in America: From the Playgrounds to Jordan?s Game and Beyond is a pioneering analysis of the history of basketball and its effect on popular culture from the 1970s to today. The popularity of basketball is undeniable, and the subject allows for such a broad range of interpretations in popular culture. It cuts across economic, racial, and social boundaries, and its major stars cross over into other forms of popular entertainment more than any other professional sport. This book examines the entire scope of modern basketball history, from the playgrounds, where people first learn the fundamentals, to the college and professional levels. Basketball in America is a collection of essays that explores the intersection of basketball and popular culture in America. The contributors are an eclectic mix of writers, scholars, journalists, former players, coaches, and sports enthusiasts who all share an undying love for the game of basketball. The authors analyze the sport from a cross-cultural and historical perspective digging deep into the profound popular cultural influences of basketball and exploring the scope and depth of its influence. This is the first book that examines the social and cultural impact of basketball on American society to reveal how tightly it is woven into America?s cultural fabric. Also included are photographs and tables to enhance your understanding of the material. Topics covered in Basketball in America include: Elgin Baylor the first modern basketball player Chocolate Thunder and Short Shorts: The NBA in the 1970s Dr. J, Bird, Magic, Jordan, and the Bad Boys: The NBA in the 1980s The Jordan Era: The NBA in the 1990s LeBron James and the future of the NBA the Nike brand and popular culture lessons learned from legendary UNC coach Dean Smith professional women?s basketball and much more! Basketball in America is a comprehensive analysis that will appeal to anyone interested in understanding how the sport has become an integral part of our national culture. It is an insightful read for sports fans as well as for sports historians. In addition, this book can be used as a textbook in sports history or sociology of sports classes. It will entertain and inform those who treasure basketball and the role it plays in the American consciousness. Make it part of your collection today!

Brand: Routledge

Road Hogs: Detroit's Big, Beautiful Luxury Performance Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

Road Hogs: Detroit's Big, Beautiful Luxury Performance Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

Climb into one of America?s classic luxury cars from the 1960s and 1970s, swaddle yourself in yards and yards of fine Corinthian leather, scan the gigantic dashboard filled with esoteric dials and gauges that you can never hope to understand, twist the oversized ignition key, and listen to those coffee-can-sized pistons crank over in that enormous V-8 lurking under that vast expanse of hood. Feel that throbbing power burbling beneath an accelerator pedal the size of a Japanese hotel room, and you?ll know what once made the American auto industry great. Road Hogs celebrates this greatness, as expressed through the magnificent performance luxury cars that rolled out of Detroit during the classic era, like the Cadillac Eldorado, Chrysler 300, Buick Electra, Chevy Monte Carlo, Buick Riviera, and many more.

Brand: Motorbooks

Sacrifice as Terror: The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 (Global Issues)

Sacrifice as Terror: The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 (Global Issues)

In the early months of 1994, it became clear that the government of Rwanda had not acted in good faith in signing peace accords with its adversary, the Rwandan Patriotic Front. Acts of government-sponsored violence grew more frequent. The author of this book, who at that point was conducting fieldwork in Rwanda, on several occasions found either himself or the Rwandans accompanying him threatened with, or sustaining, bodily harm. Finally, active hostilities between the antagonists escalated on April 7, 1994, just hours after the Rwandan President's plane was shot down. During the author's evacuation from Rwanda in the months following, he interviewed many survivors. This book, the outcome of the author's experiences during the conflict, is an attempt to understand the atrocities committed during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which nearly one million people, mostly of Tutsi ethnicity, were slaughtered in less than four months. Beyond this, the author shows that political and historical analyses, while necessary in understanding the violence, fail to explain the forms that the violence took and the degree of passion that motivated it. Instead, Rwandan ritual and practices related to the body are revelatory in this regard, as the body is the ultimate tablet upon which the dictates of the nation-state are inscribed. One rather bizarre example of this is that Hutu extremists often married or had sexual relations with Tutsi women who, according to the Hamitic hypothesis, were said to be sexually alluring. Their mixed-race offspring were not exempt from the genocide. Finally, and perhaps most importantly in light of the recent resurgence of violence, the author advances hypotheses about how the violence in Rwanda and Burundi might be transcended.

Brand: Bloomsbury Academic

From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad

From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became their "land of Canaan," the Promised Land where they could live freely in various black settlements under the protection of British law. One of these settlements was known as Dawn. In prose rich in detail and imagery, From Midnight to Dawn presents compelling portraits of the men and women who established the Railroad and the people who traveled it to find new lives in Canada. Some of the figures are well known, like Harriet Tubman and John Brown. But there are equally heroic, less familiar figures here as well, like William Parker, who fought off a group of whites determined to reenslave him. Parker resettled in Canada, learned how to read and write, and recounted his story as a slave narrative. From Midnight to Dawn evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, including the furor over the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, congressional confrontations in Washington, and fierce disputes among black settlers in Canada over whether they should ask for money from abolitionists or strive to be self-supporting. An extraordinary examination of a part of American history, From Midnight to Dawn will captivate readers with its tales of hope and courage.

Brand: Tantor Media

Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943 (Cambridge Military Histories)

Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943 (Cambridge Military Histories)

Comprehensive new history of the Axis campaign in North Africa within the broader strategic context of the Second World War.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation

America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation

It?s difficult to imagine today?when the Super Bowl has virtually become a national holiday and the National Football League is the country?s dominant sports entity?but pro football was once a ramshackle afterthought on the margins of the American sports landscape. Yet in the span of a single generation in postwar America, the game charted an extraordinary rise in popularity, becoming a smartly managed, keenly marketed sports entertainment colossus whose action is ideally suited to television and whose sensibilities perfectly fit the modern age. Pro football?s ascent is an epic American story, and America?s Game does it full justice. Beginning with the World War II years, when the NFL was fighting for its very existence, Michael MacCambridge traces the game?s grand transformation, with particular attention paid to six key franchises?the Rams, Browns, Colts, Cowboys, Chiefs, and Raiders?and how their fortunes reflected the larger growth of the game itself. Along the way we meet the sport?s legendary architects, men such as Pete Rozelle, George? Papa Bear? Halas, Bert Bell, Tex Schramm, and Lamar Hunt, as well as a wide range of its memorable characters?including Johnny Unitas, Paul Brown, Vince Lombardi, Jim Brown, Al Davis, Joe Namath, Bill Walsh, and Deion Sanders. In the process we witness the rivalries, the games themselves, and the passion that have made professional football the nation?s signature sport. MacCambridge continues the story through the turbulent 1980s and 1990s, when labor disputes and off-field scandals shook the game to its core, and up to the sport?s present-day preeminence under Paul Tagliabue. The unique portrait of the modern game?s inner workings and relentless competitiveness sheds light on contemporary stars such as Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning, as well as on the men whose leadership skills are scrutinized and second-guessed by much of the country, celebrated coaches such as Bill Parcells, Dick Vermeil, Tony Dungy, and Brian Billick. Magisterial and sweeping, definitive and unprecedented in scope, America?s Game is cultural history at its finest. A thoroughly entertaining account of the entire universe of professional football, from locker room to boardroom, from playing field to press box, it is a unique lens through which to view the past sixty years of American history.

Brand: Random House

Nigeria: Echoes Of A Century: 1999-2014 (Volume 2)

Nigeria: Echoes Of A Century: 1999-2014 (Volume 2)

ONE HUNDRED years past and gone, just like yesterday, and Nigeria is still in transition. Created on the vagaries of British imperialism, Lord Frederick Lugard, on January 1, 1914, unilaterally stitched together, two diametrically opposed Northern and Southern parts of the Niger bend to form an entity he called NIGERIA. Since then, Nigeria has remained changeless but with severe internal contradictions that threaten the shaky foundation on which it was formed. By the amalgamation of 1914, Nigeria marks her centenary in 2014 - a century that reverberates 46 years of colonial domination, which set the agenda for political instability and internal conflicts; 29 wasted years of incessant bloody military coups and dictatorship, and 25 years of incoherent democratic governance. Echoes of a Century discusses fundamental issues in Nigeria's loose federation as well as unresolved national challenges in the past 100 years. It also examines the issue of leadership and its ceaseless manipulation through zoning, federal character, demography, ethnicity and religion that revolve around individuals against national interests; the politics and illusion of oil wealth that has become the nation's albatross; endemic corruption and societal decadence that negate her growth and development, and the clamour for a national conference to renegotiate the country's future. Could Nigeria have done better as two separate entities as it were, before the amalgamation of 1914, or better still, as three separate nations as envisaged in 1957, against the encumbrances of its present structure, where trust is lacking, and confidence progressively eroding among federating units? With visible cracks on its bonds of unity, rising cases of religious bigotry and fundamentalism, ethnic chauvinism and exclusion, it is argued that should Nigeria eventually survive as one united nation, it may not develop beyond the status of a third world country.

Brand: Authorhouse

Poetry, Physics, and Painting in Twentieth-Century Spain

Poetry, Physics, and Painting in Twentieth-Century Spain

This book reads the work of Pedro Salinas, Jorge Guill n, Juan Larrea, Gerardo Diego, Rafael Alberti, Concha M ndez, and Federico Garc a Lorca in analogical relation with Cubism and the revolutionary discoveries of modern physics. Candelas Gala advances traditional criticism by considering these artists in the broader cultural context of Spain, Europe, and European Modernism.

Brand: Palgrave Macmillan

A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger

A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger

Beginning with a confrontation in 1929 in Switzerland, Michael Friedman examines how the work of three pivotal philosophers evolved and intertwined over several years, ultimately giving rise to two very different schools of thought - analytic philosophy and continental. The author explores the clashes that set them apart as they developed their own radical new ideas.

Brand: Open Court

Facing Black and Jew: Literature as Public Space in Twentieth-Century America (Cultural Margins)

Facing Black and Jew: Literature as Public Space in Twentieth-Century America (Cultural Margins)

Adam Zachary Newton couples works of prose fiction by African American and Jewish American authors from Henry Roth and Ralph Ellison to Philip Roth and David Bradley. Reading the work of such writers alongside and through one another, Newton offers an original way of juxtaposing two major traditions in American literature and rethinking their sometimes vexing relationship. Newton combines Emmanuel Levinas' ethical philosophy and Walter Benjamin's theory of allegory in shaping an innovative kind of ethical-political criticism. A final chapter addresses the Black/Jewish dimension of the O.J. Simpson trial.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

Terror and Reconciliation: Sri Lankan Anglophone Literature, 1983-2009

Terror and Reconciliation: Sri Lankan Anglophone Literature, 1983-2009

Terror and Reconciliation explores the English language literature that has emerged from Sri Lanka?s quarter-century long ethnic conflict. It examines poetry, short fiction and novels by both diasporic writers and writers resident in Sri Lanka. Its discussion of resident Sri Lankan writers is particularly important because it calls attention to a rich and ambitious body of work that has largely been ignored in the Western academy and media until now. The book outlines the ways in which a wide range of resident and diasporic writers have sought to represent the conflict, mourn the violence and terror associated with the conflict, and present options for reconciliation in the conflict?s aftermath. The writers discussed grapple with issues of terrorism, human rights, nationalism, war, democracy, gender, ethnicity, and reconciliation, making this a study of profound interest for students and scholars of South Asian literature and culture, postcolonial studies, race and ethnic studies, women?s studies, and peace studies.

Brand: Lexington Books

Russell on Religion: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell

Russell on Religion: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell

Russell on Religion presents a comprehensive and accessible selection of Bertrand Russell's writing on religion and related topics from the turn of the century to the end of his life. The influence of religion pervades almost all Bertrand Russell's writings from his mathematical treatises to his early fiction. Russell contends with religion as a philosopher, as a historian, as a social critic and as a private individual. The papers in this volume are arranged chronologically for optimum coherence of the development of Russell's thinking and are divided into five main sections: * Personal statements * Religion and Philosophy * Religion and Science * Religion and Morality * Religion and History. Students at all levels will find this a valuable insight into Russell's thought on religion.

Brand: Routledge

Under the Boards: The Cultural Revolution in Basketball

Under the Boards: The Cultural Revolution in Basketball

The true story of basketball lives as much off the court as on the hardwood; it is about politics and race and cultural clashes as heated as a final-four buzzer-beater. This story unfolds in all its gritty and colorful detail in Under the Boards. From the birth of the Larry Bird legend to the ascendancy of a hip-hop-infused NBA to the backlash against bling and the contemporary American game, Jeffrey Lane traces the emergence of a new culture of basketball, complete with competing values, attitudes, aesthetics, and racial and economic tensions. The revolution Lane describes resonates in the way Latrell Sprewell?s assault on his coach forever changed NBA power relations; in legendary coach Bob Knight?s entanglement in high school basketball history; in the dramatic shift in attitude toward European players; in the impact of the deaths of two rappers on rookie Allen Iverson?s career; and in conflicting cultural models rooted in ideals of black masculinity and white nostalgia. In these moments Lane?s book documents a profound change in basketball and in American culture over the last thirty years.

Brand: Bison Books

Religion in Africa: Experience & Expression (Monograph Series of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University,)

Religion in Africa: Experience & Expression (Monograph Series of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University,)

This is the first major collection for over a decade on the subject of African religion. It is part of a continuous stock-taking solidly grounded in archival and field research in Africa and the African diaspora. This book provides the views of some of the most distinguished academics in the context of African history, anthropology, archaeology, politics, comparative religion, health and healing, languages and literatures, and the visual and performing arts.

Brand: Heinemann

Modern Furniture Designs 1950-1980s: An International Review of Modern Furniture (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Modern Furniture Designs 1950-1980s: An International Review of Modern Furniture (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

500 photos and text of the most outstanding modern furniture from around the world, including simple chairs to complex masterpieces and installations representing the work of the foremost designers of the 20th century. Including materials from wood to plastic, and steel to Lucite. Price Guide included.

Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd

The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

Brand: Avon Books

Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Although the product of a self-proclaimed consensus politics, the British Empire was always based on communications supremacy and the knowledge of the atmosphere. Using the metaphor of a thread of five pieces representing the categories science, industry, government, the military, and the education, this is the first book to study the relations between wireless and Empire throughout the interwar period. It is also the first to make full use of the abundant archive material and rich sources existing in Britain and the Dominions. The book examines the evolving connection between the development of imperial radio communications and atmospheric physics; the expansion and strength of the British radio industry and its relationship with the elucidation of the ionosphere; and the different extent to which Australia, Canada and New Zealand managed toemulate the British model of radio R & D in the interwar years. The book ends with a highly original and provocative epilogue: 'The realist interpretation of the atmosphere'.

Brand: Oxford University Press, USA

Medieval Naval Warfare 1000-1500 (Warfare and History)

Medieval Naval Warfare 1000-1500 (Warfare and History)

How were medieval navies organised, and how did powerful rulers use them? Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000-1500 provides a wealth of information about the strategy and tactics of these early fleets and the extent to which the possibilities of sea power were understood and exploited. This fascinating account brings vividly to life the dangers and difficulties of medieval seafaring. In particular, it reveals the exploits of the Italian city states, England and France and examines: * why fighting occurred at sea * how battles were fought * the logistical back up needed to maintain a fleet * naval battles from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.

Brand: Routledge

Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience: Reading from the Mobile City

Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience: Reading from the Mobile City

An important contribution to the still evolving field of 'urban cultural studies,' Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience is the first book to thoroughly apply the French urban philosopher's thoughts on cities to the culture and literature of Spain. Fraser shows how Lefebvre's complex view of the city as a mobile phenomenon is relevant to understanding a variety of Spanish cultural products?from urban plans and short writings on the urban experience during the nineteenth century by Mariano Jos de Larra, Ram n de Mesonero Ramanos, and Ildefons Cerd to urban theories, cultural practices and literary fiction of the twentieth by Luis Mart n-Santos, Juan Jos Mill s, Juan Goytisolo, and Manuel Delgado Ruiz. He pushes on to interrogate even the appearance of Mediterranean space and Barcelona in recent video games. Working through the direct and indirect resonance of the French philosopher's legacy in Spain, a comprehensive first chapter grounds the reader in the key concepts of Lefebvre's urban theory that are explored throughout the book?his critiques of static space, modern urban planning, knowledge, alienation in everyday life and his emphasis on a method that underscores the importance of movement and rhythm. Fraser compellingly shows how each of these aspects of Lefebvre's work relates to the others, just as he ties together canonical and non-traditional cultural products from Madrid and Barcelona.

Brand: Bucknell University Press

Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture

Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture

Black, White, and in Color offers a long-awaited collection of major essays by Hortense Spillers, one of the most influential and inspiring black critics of the past twenty years. Spanning her work from the early 1980s, in which she pioneered a broadly poststructuralist approach to African American literature, and extending through her turn to cultural studies in the 1990s, these essays display her passionate commitment to reading as a fundamentally political act-one pivotal to rewriting the humanist project. Spillers is best known for her race-centered revision of psychoanalytic theory and for her subtle account of the relationships between race and gender. She has also given literary criticism some of its most powerful readings of individual authors, represented here in seminal essays on Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, and William Faulkner. Ultimately, the essays collected in Black, White, and in Color all share Spillers's signature style: heady, eclectic, and astonishingly productive of new ideas. Anyone interested in African American culture and literature will want to read them.

Brand: University of Chicago Press

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