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  • The Borgias and Their Enemies

    The Borgias and Their Enemies

    Hibbert- Christopher  著 Mariner Books 出版 2009/9/16 出版

    the name borgia is synonymous with the corruption nepotism and greed that were rife in renaissance italy. this is the absorbing tale of the family’s dramatic rise from its spanish roots to the highest position in italian society.

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  • The Italian Renaissance

    The Italian Renaissance

    Plumb J. H.Bishop Morris  著 Mariner Books 出版 2001/6/19 出版

    spanning an age that witnessed great achievements in the arts and sciences this definitive overview of the italian renaissance will both captivate ordinary readers and challenge specialists. dr. plumb’s impressive and provocative narrative is accompanied by contributions from leading historians including morris bishop j. bronowski maria bellonci and many more who have further illuminated the lives of some of the era’s most unforgettable personalities from petrarch to pope pius ii michelangelo to isabella d’este machiavelli to leonardo. a highly readable and engaging volume the italian renaissance is a perfect introduction to the movement that shaped the western world.

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  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf

    Hitler- Adol  著 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 出版 1999/1/1 出版
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  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

    Passingham Ian  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    half a century has passed since arguably the greatest feat of the twentieth century: when neil armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

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  • United States Airborne Divisions 1942-2018

    United States Airborne Divisions 1942-2018

    Green Michael  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    in 1942 the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions were formed and three more followed. 17th and 92nd (all american division) and 101st (screaming eagles) fought in sicily d-day market garden and the rhine crossing (varsity). the 11th served in the far east. the 13th did not see combat.only the 82nd survived the post-war cull.

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  • Stug III and Stug IV

    Stug III and Stug IV

    Oliver Dennis  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    in the last years of the second world war the sturmgeschz iii (stug iii) and sturmgeschz iv (stug iv) played a vital role as assault guns during the german army struggle to block the allied advance on the western front. as the wehrmacht tank forces declined these armored vehicles were thrown into every defensive operation. they are not as well known as the tigers and panthers but german resistance would have been much weaker without them. they were also among the most frequently encountered german armored vehicles on the battlefields which is why they are such a fascinating subject for dennis oliver in this volume in the tankcraft serieshe uses archive photos and extensively researched color illustrations to examine the stug iii and stug iv deployed by the german army and the waffen-ss during these doomed campaigns. a key section of his book displays available model kits and aftermarket products complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined providing everything the modeler needs to recreate an accurate representation of these historic armored vehicles.

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  • Operation Starlite

    Operation Starlite

    Lehrack Otto  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    operation starlite is a graphic account of the first major clash of the vietnam war. on august 18 1965 regiment fought regiment on the van tuong peninsula near the new marine base at chu lai. on the american side were three battalions of marines under the command of colonel oscar peatross a hero of two previous wars. his opponent was the 1st viet cong regiment commanded by nguyen dinh trong a veteran of many fights against the french and the south vietnamese. codenamed operation starlite this action was a resounding success for the marines and its result was cause for great optimism about america’s future in vietnam.those expecting a book about americans in battle will not be disappointed by the detailed descriptions of how the fight unfolded. marine participants from private to colonel were interviewed during the book’s research phase. the battle is seen from the mud level by those who were at the point of the spear. but this is not just another war story told exclusively from the american side. in researching the book the author talked with and walked the battlefield with men who fought with the 1st viet cong regiment. all were accomplished combat veterans years before the u.s. entry into the war.the reader is planted squarely in america in 1965 the year that truly began the long american involvement. operation starlite sent the vietnam war into the headlines across the nation and into the minds of americans where it took up residence for more than a decade. starlite was the first step in vietnam’s becoming america’s quagmire.the subtitle of the book is: the beginning of the blood debt in vietnam - august 1965. blood debt han tu in vietnamese can mean revenge debt of honor or blood owed for blood spilled. the blood debt came into vietnamese usage early in the war with the united states. with this battle the johnson administration began compiling its own blood debt this one to the american people.the book also looks at the ongoing conflict between the u.s. army and the u.s. marines about the methodology of the vietnam war. with decades of experience with insurrection and rebellion the marines were institutionally oriented to base the struggle on pacification of the population. the army on the other hand having largely trained to meet the soviet army on the plains of germany opted for search-and-destroy missions against communist main force units. the history of the vietnam war is littered with many what ifs. this may be the biggest of them.

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  • Unwanted Witnesses

    Unwanted Witnesses

    Duenas Gabriela Polit  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    gabriela polit dueñas analyzes the work of five narrative journalists from three countries. marcela turati daniela rea and sandra rodriguez from mexico patricia nieto from colombia and maría eugenia ludueña from argentina produce compelling literary works but also work under dangerous intense conditions. what drives and shapes their stories are their affective responses to the events and people they cover. the book offers an insightful analysis of the emotional challenges the stress and traumatic conditions journalists face when reporting on the region’s most pressing problems. it combines ethnographic observations of the journalists’ work textual analysis and a theoretical reflection on the ethical dilemmas journalists confront on a daily basis. unwanted witnesses puts forward a necessary discussion about the place contemporary journalists occupy in the field of production and how the risks they run speak directly about the limits of our democracies.  

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  • Tough on Crime

    Tough on Crime

    Bonner Michelle D.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    crime and insecurity are top public policy concerns in latin america. political leaders offer tough-on-crime solutions that include increased policing and punishments and decreased civilian oversight. these solutions while apparently supported by public opinion sit in opposition to both criminological research on crime control and human rights commitments. moreover many political and civil society actors disagree with such rhetoric and policies. in tough on crime bonner explores why some voices and some constructions of public opinion come to dominate public debate. drawing on a comparative analysis of argentina and chile based on over 190 in-depth interviews and engaging the euro-american literature on punitive populism this book argues that a neoliberal media system and the resulting everyday practices used by journalists state and civil actors are central to explaining the dominance of tough-on-crime discourse.  

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  • God’s Spies

    God’s Spies

    Braw Elisabeth  著 Eerdmans Pub Co 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    the real-life cloak-and-dagger story of how east germany’s notorious spy agency infiltrated churches here and abroadeast germany only existed for a short forty years but in that time the country’s secret police the stasi developed a highly successful “church department that—using persuasion rather than threats—managed to recruit an extraordinary stable of clergy spies. pastors professors seminary students and even bishops spied on colleagues other christians and anyone else they could report about to their handlers in the stasi. thanks to its pastor spies the church department (official name: department xx/4) knew exactly what was happening and being planned in the country’s predominantly lutheran churches. yet ultimately it failed in its mission: despite knowing virtually everything about east german christians the stasi couldn’t prevent the church-led protests that erupted in 1989 and brought down the berlin wall.

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  • Iran

    Iran

    Amanat Abbas  著 Yale Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    a masterfully researched and compelling history of iran from 1501 to 2009 this history of modern iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. it offers a revealing look at how events people and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. the book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of iran against the background of dynastic changes revolutions civil wars foreign occupation and the rise of the islamic republic.   abbas amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches exploring events with lasting implications for modern iran and the world. drawing on diverse historical scholarship and emphasizing the twentieth century he addresses debates about iran’s culture and politics. political history is the driving narrative force given impetus by amanat’s decades of research and study. he layers the book with discussions of literature music and the arts; ideology and religion; economy and society; and cultural identity and heritage.

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  • King and Emperor

    King and Emperor

    Nelson Janet L.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    charles i often known as charlemagne is one of the most extraordinary figures ever to rule an empire. driven by unremitting physical energy and intellectual curiosity he was a man of many parts a warlord and conqueror a judge who promised for each their law and justice a defender of the latin church a man of flesh and blood. in the twelve centuries since his death warfare accident vermin and the elements have destroyed much of the writing on his rule but a remarkable amount has survived. janet nelson’s wonderful new book brings together everything we know about charles i sifting through the available evidence literary and material to paint a vivid portrait of the man and his motives.   building on nelson’s own extraordinary knowledge this biography is a sort of detective story prying into and interpreting fascinating and often obdurate scraps of evidence from prayer books to skeletons gossip to artwork. charles’s legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance as he shaped counties countries and continents; founded and rebuilt towns and monasteries; and consciously set himself up not just as king of the franks but as the head of the renewed roman empire. his successors—even to the present day—have struggled to interpret misinterpret copy or subvert his legacy. janet nelson gets us as close as we can hope to come to the real figure of charles the man as he was understood in his own time.  

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  • The Last Card

    The Last Card

    this is the real story of how george w. bush came to double-down on iraq in the highest stakes gamble of his entire presidency. drawing on extensive interviews with nearly thirty senior officials including president bush himself. the last card offers an unprecedented look into the process by which president bush overruled much of the military leadership and many of his trusted advisors and authorized the deployment of roughly 30000 additional troops to the warzone in a bid to save iraq from collapse in 2007.the adoption of a new counterinsurgency strategy and surge of new troops into iraq altered the american posture in the middle east for a decade to come. in the last card we have access to the deliberations among the decision-makers on bush’s national security team as they embarked on that course. in their own words president george w. bush vice president dick cheney national security advisor stephen hadley secretary of state condoleezza rice white house chief of staff joshua bolten secretary of defense robert gates and others recount the debates and disputes that informed the process as president bush weighed the historical lessons of vietnam against the perceived strategic imperatives in the middle east. for a president who had earlier vowed never to dictate military strategy to generals the deliberations in the oval office and situation room in 2006 constituted a trying and fateful moment.even a president at war is bound by rules of consensus and limited by the risk of constitutional crisis. what is to be achieved in the warzone must also be possible in washington d.c. bush risked losing public esteem and courted political ruin by refusing to disengage from the costly war in iraq. the last card is a portrait of leadershipirm and daring if flawedn the bush white house.the personal perspectives from men and women who served at the white house foggy bottom the pentagon and in baghdad are complemented by critical assessments written by leading scholars in the field of international security. taken together the candid interviews and probing essays are a first draft of the history of the surge and new chapter in the history of the american presidency.

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  • Empire’s Mobius Strip

    Empire’s Mobius Strip

    Hom Stephanie Malia  著 Cornell Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    italy’s current crisis of mediterranean migration and detention has its roots in early twentieth century imperial ambitions. empire’s mobius strip investigates how mobile populations were perceived to be major threats to italian colonization and how the state’s historical mechanisms of control have resurfaced with greater force in today’s refugee crisis.what is at stake in empire’s mobius strip is a deeper understanding of the forces driving those who move by choice and those who are moved. stephanie malia hom focuses on libya considered italy’s most valuable colony both politically and economically. often perceived as the least of the great powers italian imperialism has been framed as something of colonialism lite. but italian colonizers carried out genocide between 1929?3 targeting nomadic bedouin and marching almost 100000 of them across the desert incarcerating them in camps where more than half who entered died simply because the italians considered their way of life suspect. there are uncanny echoes with the situation of the roma and migrants today. hom explores three sites in novella-like essays where italy’s colonial past touches down in the present: the island the camp and the village.empire’s mobius strip brings into relief italy’s shifting constellations of mobility and empire giving them space to surface submerge stretch out across time and fold back on themselves like a mobius strip. it deftly shows that mobility forges lasting connections between colonial imperialism and neoliberal empire establishing italy as a key site for the study of imperial formations in europe and the mediterranean.

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  • Rough Draft

    Rough Draft

    Rutenberg Amy J.  著 Cornell Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    rough draft draws the curtain on the race and class inequities of the selective service during the vietnam war. amy j. rutenberg argues that policy makers’ idealized conceptions of cold war middle-class masculinity directly affected whom they targeted for conscription and also for deferment. federal officials believed that college educated men...

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  • Metropolitan Fetish

    Metropolitan Fetish

    Monroe John Warne  著 Cornell Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    from the 1880s to 1940 french colonial officials businessmen and soldiers returning from overseas postings brought home wooden masks and figures from africa. this imperial and cultural power-play is the jumping-off point for a story that travels from sub-saharan africa to parisian art galleries; from the pages of fashion magazines through the doors of the louvre to world fairs and international auction rooms; into the apartments of avant-garde critics and poets; to the streets of harlem and then full-circle back to colonial museums and schools in dakar bamako and abidjan. john warne monroe guides us on this journey one that goes far beyond the world of picasso matisse and braque to show how the modernist avant-garde and the european colonial project influenced each other in profound and unexpected ways. metropolitan fetish reveals the complex trajectory of african material culture in the west and provides a map of that passage tracing the interaction of cultural and imperial power. a broad and far-reaching history of the french reception of african art it brings to life an era in which the aesthetic category of primitive art was invented.

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  • Bishops and the Politics of Patronage in Merovingian Gaul

    Bishops and the Politics of Patronage in Merovingian Gaul

    Halfond Gregory I.  著 Cornell Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    following the dissolution of the western roman empire local christian leaders were confronted with the problem of how to conceptualize and administer their regional churches. as gregory halfond shows the bishops of post-roman gaul oversaw a transformation in the relationship between church and state. he shows that by constituting themselves...

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  • The Afterlives of the Terror

    The Afterlives of the Terror

    Steinberg Ronen  著 Cornell Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    the afterlives of the terror explores how those who experienced the mass violence of the french revolution struggled to come to terms with it. focusing on the reign of terror ronen steinberg challenges the presumption that its aftermath was characterized by silence and enforced collective amnesia. instead he shows that there were painful...

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  • The Battles of Germantown

    The Battles of Germantown

    Young David W.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/13 出版

    known as america’s most historic neighborhood the germantown section of philadelphia (established in 1683) has distinguished itself by using public history initiatives to forge community. progressive programs about ethnic history postwar urban planning and civil rights have helped make historic preservation and public history meaningful. the battles of germantown considers what these efforts can tell us about public history’s practice and purpose in the united states.  author david young a neighborhood resident who worked at germantown historic sites for decades uses his practitioner’s perspective to give examples of what he calls “effective public history. the battles of germantown shows how the region celebrated “negro achievement week in 1928 and for example how social history research proved that the neighborhood’s johnson house was a station on the underground railroad. these encounters have useful implications for addressing questions of race history and memory as well as issues of urban planning and economic revitalization. germantown’s historic sites use public history and provide leadership to motivate residents in an area challenged by job loss population change and institutional inertia. the battles of germantown illustrates how understanding and engaging with the past can benefit communities today.

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  • The Battles of Germantown

    The Battles of Germantown

    Young David W.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/13 出版

    known as america’s most historic neighborhood the germantown section of philadelphia (established in 1683) has distinguished itself by using public history initiatives to forge community. progressive programs about ethnic history postwar urban planning and civil rights have helped make historic preservation and public history meaningful. the battles of germantown considers what these efforts can tell us about public history’s practice and purpose in the united states.  author david young a neighborhood resident who worked at germantown historic sites for decades uses his practitioner’s perspective to give examples of what he calls “effective public history. the battles of germantown shows how the region celebrated “negro achievement week in 1928 and for example how social history research proved that the neighborhood’s johnson house was a station on the underground railroad. these encounters have useful implications for addressing questions of race history and memory as well as issues of urban planning and economic revitalization. germantown’s historic sites use public history and provide leadership to motivate residents in an area challenged by job loss population change and institutional inertia. the battles of germantown illustrates how understanding and engaging with the past can benefit communities today.

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