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  • Download E-books Hitler's Children: The Story of the Baader-Meinhof Terrorist Gang PDF

    By Jillian Becker

    First released in 1977 within the US and Britain to common severe acclaim, Hitler's teenagers quick grew to become a world-wide most sensible vendor, translated into many different languages, together with eastern. It tells the tale of the West German terrorists who emerged out of the 'New Left' pupil protest flow of the overdue Sixties. With bombs and bullets they begun killing within the identify of 'peace'. just about all of them got here from wealthy, trained households. They have been 'Hitler's little ones' not just in they had been born in or instantly after the Nazi interval - a few of their mom and dad having been individuals of the Nazi social gathering - but in addition simply because they have been as fiercely opposed to person freedom because the Nazis have been. Their declared ideology was once Communism. They have been beneficiaries of either American reduction and the West German fiscal miracle. Despising their immeasurable presents of prosperity and freedom, they 'identified' themselves with 3rd international sufferers of wars, poverty and oppression, whose plight they blamed on 'Western imperialism'. actually, their terrorist task used to be for no higher reason than self-expression. Their goals of major a revolution have been ended whilst one after one other of them died in shoot-outs with the police, or was once blown up together with his personal bomb, or was once arrested, attempted, and condemned to lengthy phrases of imprisonment. All 4 leaders of the pink military Faction (dubbed 'the Baader-Meinhof gang' by means of reporters) devoted suicide in criminal.

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  • Download E-books Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power PDF

    By Niall Ferguson

    The British Empire used to be the most important in all historical past: the closest factor to global domination ever accomplished. through the eve of global warfare II, round 1 / 4 of the world's land floor used to be lower than a few type of British rule. but for today's iteration, the British Empire turns out a Victorian irrelevance. The time is ripe for a reappraisal, and in Empire, Niall Ferguson boldly recasts the British Empire as one of many world's maximum modernizing forces.An very important new paintings of synthesis and revision, Empire argues that the area we all know this present day is in huge degree the fabricated from Britain's Age of Empire. The unfold of capitalism, the communications revolution, the proposal of humanitarianism, and the associations of parliamentary democracy-all those may be traced again to the intense enlargement of Britain's financial system, inhabitants, and tradition from the 17th century until eventually the mid-twentieth. On an enormous and vividly coloured canvas, Empire indicates how the British Empire acted as midwife to modernity.Displaying the originality and rigor that experience made him the brightest gentle between British historians, Ferguson exhibits that the tale of the Empire is pregnant with classes for today-in specific for the USA because it stands on the point of a brand new period of imperial energy, dependent once more on financial and armed forces supremacy. a stunning journey de strength, Empire is a outstanding reappraisal of the prizes and pitfalls of worldwide empire.</Div>

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  • Download E-books Pax Britannica: Climax of an Empire (The Pax Britannica Trilogy, Book 2) PDF

    By Jan Morris

    Jan Morris recreates the British Empire at its remarkable climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a competition of imperial power, harmony, and splendour. This vintage paintings of historical past portrays a country on the very peak of its power and self-satisfaction, implementing at the remainder of the realm its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals. 'A appealing ebook, beautifully written in a bitter-sweet kind . . . A marvellous account of what the empire used to be like.' day-by-day Express

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  • Download E-books The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea PDF

    By Sebastian Junger

    There is not anything imaginary approximately Junger's e-book; it's all terrifyingly, awesomely real.--Los Angeles Times

    It used to be the hurricane of the century, boasting waves over 100 ft high—a tempest created by way of so infrequent a mixture of things that meteorologists deemed it "the excellent storm." In a booklet that has develop into a vintage, Sebastian Junger explores the historical past of the fishing undefined, the technology of storms, and the candid bills of the folk whose lives the hurricane touched. ?The ideal Storm? is a real-life mystery that makes us think like we have been stuck, helpless, within the grip of a strength of nature past our figuring out or keep watch over. eight pages of illustrations

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  • Download E-books Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Period (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) PDF

    Water is a crucial source and is generally stated as such. therefore it usually serves as an ideological and linguistic image that stands for and inspires suggestions crucial inside of a group. This quantity explores 'thinking of water' and ideas expressed via references to water in the symbolic approach of the past due Persian/early Hellenistic interval and because it does so it sheds mild at the social mindscape of the early moment Temple group.

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  • Download E-books Commodore Hornblower (Hornblower Saga) PDF

    By C. S. Forester

    Those exciting stories of high-seas experience within the Napoleonic period, which Winston Churchill stumbled on "vastly interesting" and Ernest Hemingway prompt to "every literate I know", are being eagerly embraced through a brand new new release of readers. again Bay takes excitement in reissuing those vintage stories in good-looking new exchange paperback editions.
    -- The Hornblower renaissance is in complete sail with an almost tenfold raise in revenues: greater than I5O, OOO Hornblower books bought within the first six months of 1999.
    -- The A&E tv network's sequence of unique video clips in response to Hornblower's adventures were vastly profitable -- praised via critics, loved through thousands of audience, and winner of the Emmy Award for most sensible miniseries.
    -- new video clips can be premiering within the spring on A&E.
    -- Readers and booksellers who recognize Patrick O'Brian's novels savour studying this "new" sequence of nautical experience tales.

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  • Download E-books Theatres of Memory: Past and Present in Contemporary Culture PDF

    By Raphael Samuel

    While Theatres of Memory used to be first released in 1994, it remodeled the controversy approximately what's to be thought of heritage and wondered the function of “heritage” that lies on the center of each Western nation’s obsession with the prior. at the present time, within the age of Downton Abbey and Mad Men, we're once more conjuring historic fictions to make feel of our daily lives.

    In this impressive booklet, Samuel seems to be on the many alternative methods we use the ‘unofficial wisdom’ of the earlier. contemplating such various components because the style for “retrofitting,” the increase of family members heritage, the fun of accumulating previous photos, the attract of reenactment societies and televised diversifications of Dickens, Samuel transforms our realizing of the makes use of of historical past. He exhibits us that background is a dwelling perform, anything continuously being reassessed on this planet round us.

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  • Download E-books Culture In Pieces: Essays on Ancient Texts in Honour of Peter Parsons PDF

    This quantity originated in a convention of a similar name, held in Oxford in September 2006, to rejoice the seventieth birthday of Peter Parsons, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1989 to 2003. The participants, who're former scholars, colleagues or collaborators with Peter Parsons, percentage a deep admiration for him and his paintings. Peter Parsons has, all through his occupation, been engaged in examine on newly chanced on papyrus texts, and such texts play a huge half during this volume's discussions. He has additionally continually sought to take advantage of those texts to light up the literary and cultural historical past of antiquity. The essays during this quantity are definitely assorted, reflecting the vast pursuits of the honorand: they straddle prose and verse, literary and subliterary texts, addressing either theoretical concerns and particular useful difficulties of interpretation which give a contribution to the problems confronted in giving shape and desiring to the varied and fragmentary proof of historical literary historical past - to offer a few form of partial cohesion to 'culture in pieces'.

    Broader subject matters thought of comprise the technique of modifying fragments, the issues of making a choice on authorship (New Comedy being handled as a try out case), the ambiguities of texts which could or will not be learn as ironic, and the advance of the Greek novel. between significant authors handled are Pindar, Euripides, Menander, Callimachus, and Ovid. the quantity additionally comprises an creation outlining Peter Parsons's profession and achievements, and a bibliography of his publications.

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  • Download E-books Frightful First World War (Horrible Histories) PDF

    By Terry Deary

    Readers can notice all of the foul evidence concerning the FRIGHTFUL FIRST global struggle, together with what the 'Fat King' did with nutrition scraps and lifeless horses, how sniffing your personal pee might retailer your existence in a gasoline assault and why a couple of outdated socks gave away most sensible German secrets and techniques. With a daring, obtainable new glance, those bestselling titles are certain to be a tremendous hit with another iteration of Terry Deary fanatics. Revised via the writer to make terrible Histories extra available to younger readers. 2013 is terrible HISTORIES 20th anniversary.

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