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  • Download E-books Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero PDF

    By John Matusiak

    A compelling and groundbreaking examine of Henry VIII as a deeply incorrect person, this book vigorously demanding situations previous assumptions and new interpretations alike—now in paperback

    Tudor historian John Matusiak paints an absorbingly intimate portrait of a guy fully undeserving for energy: his character, his ideals, his relationships, his follies, his hole triumphs, and his bitter disappointments are all on complete show during this biography. This is in no way another account of the "old monster" and his dealings. The "monster" displayed this is, not less than, a more moderen style, extra beset via anxieties and insecurities, and extra tightly surrounded than ever through those that equated loyalty with worry, self-interest, and blind obedience. This compelling and groundbreaking e-book additionally demonstrates that Henry VIII's priorities have been continuously basically martial instead of marital, and accepts neither the need of his all-consuming quest for a male inheritor nor his want eventually to sever ties with Rome. because the tale unfolds, Henry's predicaments turn out principally of his personal making, the trails he selected neither the one nor the easiest to be had. For Henry VIII used to be not just a nasty guy, but additionally a nasty ruler who didn't in attaining his goals and blighted the reigns of his rapid successors.

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  • Download E-books The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and Autobiographical Writings PDF

    For the previous fifty years, prize-winning historian Martin Duberman’s groundbreaking writings have confirmed him as considered one of our preeminent public intellectuals. founding father of the 1st graduate software in LGBT experiences within the state, he's might be top identified for his biographies of Paul Robeson, Lincoln Kirstein, and Howard Zinn—works which were hailed as “magnificent” (USA Today), “enthralling” (The Washington Post), “splendid” and “definitive” (Studs Terkel, Chicago Sun-Times), and “refreshing and encouraging” (The long island Times).

    Duberman can be an both talented playwright and essayist, whose piercingly sincere memoirs Cures and Midlife Queer were referred to as “witty and searingly candid” (Publishers Weekly), “wrenchingly eloquent” (Newsday), and “a relocating chronicle” (The Nation). His writings have explored the surprising makes an attempt by means of the clinical institution to “cure” homosexuality; Stonewall, prior to and after; the age of AIDS; the fight for civil rights; the struggle for monetary and racial justice; and Duberman’s imaginative and prescient for reclaiming an intensive queer earlier from the creeping centrism of the homosexual movement.

    The Martin Duberman Reader assembles the center of Duberman’s most crucial writings, providing a superbly complete evaluate of our lives and times—and giving us an important touchstone for a brand new new release of activists, students, and readers.

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  • Download E-books Historic Ship Models PDF

    "Highly designated [with] first-class line illustrations, graphs, and pictures. there's maritime historical past on each web page. hugely recommended."--Library Journal

    More than 2,500 images, specific diagrams, tricky drawings, and easy-to-follow plans fill each web page of this necessary sourcebook for making version ships. it truly is easily breathtaking, wealthy in ancient evidence approximately genuine ships that sailed the seas from 3000 B.C. to the nineteenth century, and generously informative. Charts and checklists abound, and the fundamental suggestion covers each achievable aspect, from selecting a undertaking to selecting the easiest plans, from profiting from a constrained finances to picking the most convenient fabrics. each version maker will locate eye-opening principles.

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  • Download E-books The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (National Security Archive Book) PDF

    By Peter Kornbluh

    Released at the thirtieth anniversary of basic Pinochet's army coup, declassified records that display the startling proof at the back of US collusion with the infamous Chilean dictator.

    In the us, as you recognize, we're sympathetic with what you are attempting to do here....We are looking to support, no longer undermine you.—Henry Kissinger talking confidentially to basic Augusto Pinochet

    The 1998 arrest of common Augusto Pinochet in Britain introduced renewed realization to the darkish days of his dictatorship and raised questions on America's function in bringing the final and his henchmen to energy.

    As because of the the efforts of Peter Kornbluh and the nationwide defense Archive, hundreds of thousands of the govt. documents that spell out US govt help of Pinochet have lately been declassified. The Pinochet File makes public a number of the key and previously mystery files of the atrocity and complicity which are on the center of the foreign crusade to carry this Chilean normal legally responsible for homicide, torture, and terrorism.

    Peter Kornbluh's investigative narrative places the files of their historic context—exposing the efforts of Henry Kissinger, the White condominium and the CIA to hide this history—and fills within the gaps of 1 of the main notorious chapters within the background of yankee overseas coverage.

    Among the previously top-secret files in The Pinochet File are:
    • Top-secret transcripts of Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and different cupboard participants discussing how one can "bring Allende down."
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    • Intelligence reporting to Henry Kissinger on Condor.
    • accomplished CIA, NSC and kingdom division experiences at the September 1976 automobile bombing assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt.

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  • Download E-books The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume PDF

    By Tilar J. Mazzeo

    “Who knew that the sort of tiny bottle housed such a lot of secrets?” —Michael Tonello, writer of Bringing domestic the Birkin

    Tilar J. Mazzeo, writer of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot (an Amazon better of the Month ebook in October 2008) returns with an enthralling historical past of the world’s most famed, seductive, and well known fragrance: Chanel No. five. Mazzeo’s sweeping tale of the long-lasting odor (known as “le monstre” within the perfume undefined) stretches from Coco Chanel’s early good fortune to the increase of the seminal perfume through the Nineteen Fifties to the affirmation of its bestseller prestige in today’s crowded body spray market.

    “Here is the lifetime of one of many twentieth century’s best and deeply complex girls, a desirable cultural historical past, and the tale of a unprecedented perfume.” —Chandler Burr, New York Times odor critic and writer of The excellent Scent

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  • Download E-books Gutenberg et l'imprimerie à caractères mobiles: Vers une révolution du livre (French Edition) PDF

    By Sébastien Afonso

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur Gutenberg et l'invention de l. a. typographie en moins d'une heure !
    Si le nom de Gutenberg est connu de tous, sa vie regorge pourtant de mystères. Ces zones d'ombre ont fait naître les plus folles allégations. Est-il le véritable inventeur de l'imprimerie à caractères mobiles ou un usurpateur qui aurait revenueé des innovations d'autrui ? Si aujourd'hui le génie de Gutenberg n'est plus remis en doute, l'homme n'a pas encore révélé tous ses secrets.

    Ce livre vous permettra d'en savoir plus sur :
    * l. a. vie de Gutenberg
    * Le contexte de l'époque
    * Les temps forts de sa vie
    * Les répercussions de son invention

    Le mot de l'éditeur :
    « Dans ce numéro de l. a. assortment « 50Minutes Grandes innovations », Sébastien Afonso lève, en une vingtaine de pages, une partie du voile sur le mystère qui entoure l. a. vie de Gutenberg et son invention. S'il est aujourd'hui connu pour avoir révolutionné l'imprimerie et le mode de creation des livres, sa création a suscité chez ses contemporains beaucoup de méfiance. Et pour reason ! Grâce à celle-ci, le livre s'est démocratisé et a pu être produit à plus grande échelle. Catalyseur de profonds changements sociétaux, l'imprimerie n'en est qu'à ses débuts. »
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    À Propos De los angeles SÉRie 50Minutes | Grandes innovations
    La série « Grandes innovations » de los angeles assortment « 50Minutes » présente plus de cinquante innovations qui ont bouleversé notre quotidien. Chaque livre a été pensé pour les lecteurs curieux qui veulent faire le travel d'un sujet précis, tout en allant à l'essentiel, et ce en moins d'une heure. Nos auteurs combinent les faits historiques, les analyses et les nouvelles views pour rendre accessibles des siècles d'histoire.

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  • Download E-books The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic PDF

    By Peter Linebaugh

    Winner of the foreign hard work historical past Award

    Long ahead of the yankee Revolution and the announcement of the Rights of guy, a motley staff of sailors, slaves, pirates, employees, marketplace ladies, and indentured servants had rules approximately freedom and equality that may perpetually swap background. the various Headed-Hydra recounts their tales in a sweeping background of the position of the dispossessed within the making of the fashionable world.

    When an extraordinary growth of exchange and colonization within the early 17th century introduced the 1st worldwide economic climate, an unlimited, different, and landless staff was once born. those staff crossed nationwide, ethnic, and racial barriers, as they circulated round the Atlantic international on alternate ships and slave ships, from England to Virginia, from Africa to Barbados, and from the Americas again to Europe.

    Marshaling a magnificent variety of unique learn from data within the Americas and Europe, the authors exhibit how traditional operating humans led dozens of rebellions on each side of the North Atlantic. The rulers of the day referred to as the multiethnic rebels a 'hydra' and brutally suppressed their risings, but a few of their principles fueled the age of revolution. Others, hidden from heritage and recovered the following, have a lot to coach us approximately our universal humanity.

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  • Download E-books The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960 PDF

    During this attention-grabbing follow-up to his New York instances bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley bargains a riveting, expansive examine the previous and current conflict to maintain Alaska’s wasteland. Brinkley explores the colourful range of Alaska’s natural world, arrays the forces that experience wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refuge—from Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental mess ups just like the Exxon-Valdez oil spill—and records environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and past. now not only a checklist of Alaska’s previous, Quiet international is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental stewardship—a caution that the land as soon as known as Seward’s Folly may fit down in background as America’s maximum Mistake.

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  • Download E-books Sparte: Géographie, Mythes Et Histoire PDF

    By Françoise Ruzé, Jacqueline Christien

    Bénéficiant d'apports archéologiques nouveaux, cet ouvrage inédit met en lumière los angeles nature, le rôle et le poids de cette cité, longtemps occultée par Athènes.Or, sur huit siècles, Sparte s'imposa los angeles plupart du temps comme l. a. plus importante cité du monde grec, politiquement, militairement et même parfois culturellement. Les auteurs nous font découvrir en tout cas une Sparte castle éloignée du mytaCet ouvrage se suggest de restituer les huit siècles de l’histoire de Sparte, qui vont de l. a. fondation de l. a. cité à sa soumission aux Romains. S’il est admis qu’elle fut probablement l. a. plus importante des cités grecques par l’étendue et l. a. richesse de son territoire et par sa puissance militaire, elle apparaît souvent bien mystérieuse. Cependant, l. a. très abondante historiographie des dernières décennies permet de dépasser los angeles imaginative and prescient mythique d’une cité gouvernée par une élite, exclusivement traditionaliste et militarisée, telle que Xénophon ou Plutarque los angeles décrivaient et telle que les délires totalitaires l’ont célébrée. Les auteurs ont souhaité l. a. faire revivre dans tout son dynamisme et restituer une évolution des associations et des modes de vie longtemps perçus comme figés. Des études rigoureuses et documentées, et libérées de toute idéologie, ont restitué à Sparte son vrai visage : si elle fut bien une cité extraordinaire politiquement, militairement ou idéologiquement, ses faiblesses et ses échecs méritent d’être étudiés et compris. L’analyse critique des mythes et des textes, l’exploitation des données archéologiques, l. a. prise en compte de los angeles géographie de l’ensemble du territoire, permettent de saisir concrètement le développement spectaculaire de cette cité jusqu’au début du IVe siècle av. J.-C. puis ses tentatives désespérées pour retrouver sa grandeur perdue et résister à tous ceux, Macédoniens ou Romains, qui cherchèrent à l. a. contrôler. Au overall los angeles cité lacédémonienne se voit ici consacrer une somme novatrice, fixant durablement l. a. point of view, comme il n'en était pas paru en langue française depuis plusieurs décennies. C'est tout un pan de notre regard sur los angeles Grèce ancienne que cet ouvrage contribuera à faire évoluer, en nourrissant un débat qui dans notre moral sense historique et politique, reste fondamental depuis deux millénaires. Jacqueline Christien a été maître de conférences à l'université de Paris X-Nanterre. Françoise Ruzé est professeur émérite d'histoire grecque à l'université de Caen.Ouvrage dirigé par Maurice Sartre.e qui, de los angeles Renaissance au fascisme, en a donné une snapshot faussée. De nombreuses citations, des orientations chronologiques, des records iconographqiues, une cartographie inédite, un glossaire, un index et une bibliographie fouillée font de cet ouvrage un outil de travail essentiel.

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