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The Golden Age of Theoretical Ecology: 1923–1940 PDF Book By F.M. Scudo,J.R. Ziegler

The Golden Age of Theoretical Ecology: 1923–1940

  • Author: F.M. Scudo,J.R. Ziegler
  • ISBN Code: : 3642501516
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 492 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 935 Readers
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This is the part of any book where the authors usually discuss why they wrote it. We hope, however, that the text will justifY itself. In fact, any well-trained ecologist will immediately grasp the significance of these seminal works. We have therefore tried to keep our interpretive comments to a minimum. Students of "modern" theoretical ecology will want to contrast the papers in this collection with their modern derivatives. We believe that those who do so will be surprised, if not amazed, by the ecological sophistication and intellectual power of the earlier works. They will stand as a challenge to those who study them, and we hope, provide a standard for the quality of their work. By presenting this collection of works, most of them not easily available and/or for the first time in English, we hope to help them attain the high level of recognition they deserve. We are also enabling readers not sufficiently familiar with Italian to acquire enough of a background to properly follow the works in French not presented here by including Volterra's "Variazioni e fluttuazioni del numero d' indi vidui in specie animali convi venti" (1927), still available. in the original edition.

Incidental and Dance Music in the American Theatre from 1786 to 1923 Volume 1 PDF Book By John Franceschina

Incidental and Dance Music in the American Theatre from 1786 to 1923 Volume 1

  • Author: John Franceschina
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 562 Readers
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New Orleans Dockworkers PDF Book By Daniel Rosenberg

New Orleans Dockworkers

  • Author: Daniel Rosenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1438417802
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Page : 233 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 325 Readers
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This book investigates the conditions which led to a remarkable instance of interracial solidarity known as “half and half,” an expression used to identify the cooperation and cohesion among 10,000 Black and white dockworkers during the early twentieth century. Through interracial agreements which divided work and union leadership equally between Blacks and whites, dockworkers reduced the workload and pace imposed by shipping firms, and formed the basis for the general dock strike of 1907, described as “one of the most stirring manifestations of labor solidarity in American history.” Rosenberg explores the phenomenon of “half and half” within the context of progressive segregation, as employers encouraged competition between and division of the races. Rosenberg also probes the nature of longshore work, dockworkers’ views of Jim Crow, and industrial unionist trends, as well as the conclusions drawn by dockers after the levee race riots of the 1890s—“the working of the white and negro races on terms of equality has been the fruitful source of most of the trouble on the New Orleans levee.”

William Randolph Hearst PDF Book By Ben Procter

William Randolph Hearst

  • Author: Ben Procter
  • ISBN Code: : 9780199717101
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 644 Readers
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William Randolph Hearst was a figure of Shakespearean proportions, a man of huge ambition, inflexible will, and inexhaustible energy. He revolutionized the newspaper industry in America, becoming the most powerful media mogul the world had ever seen, and in the process earned himself the title of "most hated man in America" on four different occasions. Now in the second volume of this sweeping biography, Ben Procter gives readers a vivid portrait of the final 40 years of Hearst's life. Drawing on previously unavailable letters and manuscripts, and quoting generously from Hearst's own editorials, Procter covers all aspects of Hearst's career: his journalistic innovations, his impassioned patriotism, his fierce belief in "Government by Newspaper," his frustrated political aspirations, profligate spending and voracious art collecting, the building of his castle at San Simeon, and his tumultuous Hollywood years. The book offers new insight into Hearst's bitter and highly public quarrels with Al Smith (who referred to Hearst papers as "Mudgutter Gazettes") and FDR (whose New Deal Hearst dubbed the "Raw Deal"); his 30-year affair with the actress Marion Davies (and her own affairs with others); his political evolution from a progressive trust-buster and "America first" isolationist to an increasingly conservative and at times hysterical anti-communist. Procter also explores Hearst's ill-considered meeting with Hitler, his attempts to suppress "Citizen Kane," and his relationships with Joseph Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh, Louis B. Meyer, and many other major figures of his time. As Life magazine noted, Hearst newspapers were a "one-man fireworks display"--sensational, controversial, informative, and always entertaining. In Ben Procter's fascinating biography, Hearst shines forth in all his eccentric and egocentric glory.

The Irish Revolution, 1916-1923 PDF Book By Marie Coleman

The Irish Revolution, 1916-1923

  • Author: Marie Coleman
  • ISBN Code: : 1317801474
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 775 Readers
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This concise study of Ireland’s revolutionary years charts the demise of the home rule movement and the rise of militant nationalism that led eventually to the partition of Ireland and independence for southern Ireland. The book provides a clear chronology of events but also adopts a thematic approach to ensure that the role of women and labour are examined, in addition to the principal political and military developments during the period. Incorporating the most recent literature on the period, it provides a good introduction to some of the most controversial debates on the subject, including the extent of sectarianism, the nature of violence and the motivation of guerrilla fighters. The supplementary documents have been chosen carefully to provide a wide-ranging perspective of political views, including those of constitutional nationalists, republicans, unionists, the British government and the labour movement. The Irish Revolution 1916-1923 is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels, providing a diverse range of primary sources and the tools to unlock them.

The Ottoman Turks PDF Book By Justin Mccarthy

The Ottoman Turks

  • Author: Justin Mccarthy
  • ISBN Code: : 1317890485
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 424 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 312 Readers
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Justin McCarthy's introductory survey traces the whole history of the Ottoman Turks from their obscure beginnings in central Asia, through the establishment and rise of the Ottoman Empire to its collapse after World War One under the pressures of nationalism. Vividly illustrated with many maps, this introductory overview is designed for non-specialists but is written with great authority and with access to original sources. It fills an important gap for an authoritative but accessible account of the rise of one of the world's great civilizations.

Battling Siki PDF Book By Peter Benson

Battling Siki

  • Author: Peter Benson
  • ISBN Code: : 9781610750592
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 534 Readers
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Battling Siki (1887–1925) was once one of the four or five most recognizable black men in the world and was written about by a host of great writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon, Janet Flanner, and Ernest Hemingway. Peter Benson’s lively biography of the first African to win a world championship in boxing delves into the complex world of sports, race, colonialism, and the cult of personality in the early twentieth century.

Making Connections PDF Book By Margaret Walsh

Making Connections

  • Author: Margaret Walsh
  • ISBN Code: : 1000152219
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 342 Readers
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An examination of the varied paths of the American inter-city bus industry from its origins in the second decade of the 20th century to deregulation in 1982. This sector of transport has been much neglected by historians and this book seeks to uncover a range of useful and pertinent information to those who are interested in understanding entrepreneurial endeavours, patterns of mobility and consumer attitudes. It analyzes the development of the national industry, probes the growth of particular companies and investigates specific aspects of business behaviour. The work is presented as a series of focused essays which offer insights into such topics as regulation, marketing, gender patterns and intermodal competition. It draws on diverse archival materials, government surveys and findings, trade publications, interviews and photographs. A wide-ranging bibliographical essay offers a guide to available sources.

Combatants and Civilians in Revolutionary Ireland, 1918-1923 PDF Book By Thomas Earls FitzGerald

Combatants and Civilians in Revolutionary Ireland, 1918-1923

  • Author: Thomas Earls FitzGerald
  • ISBN Code: : 1000370429
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 986 Readers
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This book is based on original research into intimidation and violence directed at civilians by combatants during the revolutionary period in Ireland, considering this from the perspectives of the British, the Free State and the IRA. The book combines qualitative and quantitative approaches, and focusses on County Kerry, which saw high levels of violence. It demonstrates that violence and intimidation against civilians was more common than clashes between combatants and that the upsurge in violence in 1920 was a result of the deployment of the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries, particularly in the autumn and winter of that year. Despite the limited threat posed by the IRA, the British forces engaged in unprecedented and unprovoked violence against civilians. This study stresses the increasing brutality of the subsequent violence by both sides. The book shows how the British had similar methods and views as contemporary counter-revolutionary groups in Europe. IRA violence, however, was, in part, an attempt to impose homogeneity as, beneath the Irish republican narrative of popular approval, there lay a recognition that universal backing was never in fact present. The book is important reading for students and scholars of the Irish revolution, the social history of Ireland and inter-war European violence.

Whence They Came PDF Book By Barbara Ann Roberts

Whence They Came

  • Author: Barbara Ann Roberts
  • ISBN Code: : 0776601636
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Page : 246 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 141 Readers
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Until recently, immigration policy was largely in the hands of a small group of bureaucrats, who strove desperately to fend off "offensive" peoples. Barbara Roberts explores these government officials, showing how they not only kept the doors closed but also managed to find a way to get rid of some of those who managed to break through their carefully guarded barriers. Robert's important book explores a dark history with an honest and objective style.

The Death of Old Yokohama PDF Book By Otis M Poole

The Death of Old Yokohama

  • Author: Otis M Poole
  • ISBN Code: : 1136924833
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 140 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 853 Readers
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It was almost noon in the picturesque city of Yokohama on Saturday, September 1st 1923 when the first sway of one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes was felt. The first great shock lasted for four minutes and in that time every building in the city was destroyed, together with 100,000 of its Japanese inhabitants and one eighth of its foreign community. Other shocks followed and then fire which swept through the ruins with hurricane speed, suffocating and burning to death thousands trapped in wreckage or trying to flee. A first-hand account of the disaster told by a survivor, this accurate and authentic account was written immediately after the earthquake and is here published with only minor additions and corrections

Revival: A World Production Order (1935) PDF Book By F. M. Wibaut

Revival: A World Production Order (1935)

  • Author: F. M. Wibaut
  • ISBN Code: : 1351348124
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 402 Readers
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The aim of this book is to prove that at this present time, with our conditions of production, periodically recurrent depressions, with all their consequences are inevitable. This book will also aim to show a way that such depressions can be avoided, and will suggest a way towards a world production scheme which is fitted to serve the interests of men. The statistical data to support the arguments made in this book were supplied by Professor Dr. J. Tinbergen, and Mr. D. Groenveld, Eng.

Britain in Global Politics Volume 1 PDF Book By C. Baxter,M. Dockrill,K. Hamilton

Britain in Global Politics Volume 1

  • Author: C. Baxter,M. Dockrill,K. Hamilton
  • ISBN Code: : 1137367822
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 291 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 885 Readers
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This volume of essays focuses upon Britain's international and imperial role from the mid-Victorian era through until the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Individual chapters by acknowledged authorities in their field deal with a variety of broad-ranging and particular issues, including: 'cold wars' before the Cold War in Anglo-Russian relations; Lord Curzon and the diplomacy of war and peace-making; air-power as an instrument of colonial control; Foreign Office efforts to frame and influence the historical narrative; Winston Churchill's alternative to, and the pursuit of, policies of 'appeasement'; British responses to conflict and regime change in Spain; the Secret Intelligence Service and British diplomacy in East Asia'; Neville Chamberlain and the 'phoney war'; efforts to combat American misperceptions of Britain in wartime; and British-American differences over the future of Italy's colonial possessions. This collection, along with the accompanying volume covering the period after World War 2, is dedicated to the memory of Professor Saki Dockrill.

Ital Foreign Pol 1870-1940 V8 PDF Book By Lowe & Marzari

Ital Foreign Pol 1870-1940 V8

  • Author: Lowe & Marzari
  • ISBN Code: : 1134555822
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 492 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 576 Readers
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Prophet PDF Book By Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet

  • Author: Kahlil Gibran
  • ISBN Code: : 9390287820
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 118 Readers
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A book of poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran's best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world, and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.

French Destroyers PDF Book By John Jordan,Jean Moulin

French Destroyers

  • Author: John Jordan,Jean Moulin
  • ISBN Code: : 1591144426
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 551 Readers
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Like its highly successful predecessors, French Battleships and French Cruisers, this beautifully presented book blends technical and historical analysis to produce the only comprehensive study of French destroyers in the English language. Between the world wars, France produced some of the largest and fastest destroyers in the world. Known as Contre-Torpilleurs, these striking and innovative super-destroyers and the more conventional Torpilleurs dÕEscadre are the focus of this book. The first part of the book covers the design of these ships, pairing the text with detailed data tables, specially-drawn plans and schemas, and photographs of the ships. The second half details the eventful careers of these ships and contains contemporary photographs and maps commissioned specifically for this book.

Bootleggers and Borders PDF Book By Stephen T. Moore

Bootleggers and Borders

  • Author: Stephen T. Moore
  • ISBN Code: : 0803267843
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 756 Readers
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Between 1920 and 1933 the issue of prohibition proved to be the greatest challenge to Canada-U.S. relations. When the United States adopted national prohibition in 1920—ironically, just as Canada was abandoning its own national and provincial experiments with prohibition—U.S. tourists and dollars promptly headed north and Canadian liquor went south. Despite repeated efforts, Americans were unable to secure Canadian assistance in enforcing American prohibition laws until 1930. Bootleggers and Borders explores the important but surprisingly overlooked Canada-U.S. relationship in the Pacific Northwest during Prohibition. Stephen T. Moore maintains that the reason Prohibition created such an intractable problem lies not with the relationship between Ottawa and Washington DC but with everyday operations experienced at the border level, where foreign relations are conducted according to different methods and rules and are informed by different assumptions, identities, and cultural values. Through an exploration of border relations in the Pacific Northwest, Bootleggers and Borders offers insight into not only the Canada-U.S. relationship but also the subtle but important differences in the tactics Canadians and Americans employed when confronted with similar problems. Ultimately, British Columbia’s method of addressing temperance provided the United States with a model that would become central to its abandonment and replacement of Prohibition.

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles PDF Book By Ian Falloon

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles

  • Author: Ian Falloon
  • ISBN Code: : 0760367167
  • Publisher : Motorbooks
  • Page : 312 pages
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Reviews : 751 Readers
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The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles offers a thorough year-by-year guide to every production machine ever built by Germany’s leading motorcycle manufacturer. From the first model, the 1923 R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) superbike, the S1000RR, this book captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence in a combination of historic and contemporary photos. Technical specs are provided for each model. This comprehensive review covers all of BMW's bike families: The side-valve machines from the early years The early overhead-valve performance bikes The modern Airheads and Oilheads The four-cylinder and six-cylinder touring bikes The early pushrod singles The modern overhead-cam singles The latest parallel twins, and inline-four cylinder sport bikes Among them, you'll find all the classic bikes—pre-World War II BMWs like the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S café racer; the K1 “flying brick”; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution right up to today’s world-class S100RR and retro-inspired R nine T. Like the other titles in Motorbooks' Complete Book series, this guide to BMW's motorcycle output offers the most complete reference to the subject available.

Fundamentalism and Education in the Scopes Era PDF Book By A. Laats

Fundamentalism and Education in the Scopes Era

  • Author: A. Laats
  • ISBN Code: : 023010679X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 258 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 383 Readers
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This book takes a new look at one of the most contentious periods in American history. The battles over schools that surrounded the famous Scopes "monkey" trial in 1925 were about much more than evolution. Fundamentalists fought to maintain cultural control of education. As this book reveals for the first time, the successes and the failures of these fundamentalist campaigns transformed both the fundamentalist movement and the nature of education in America. In turn, those transformations determined many of the positions of the "culture wars" that raged throughout the twentieth century.

The Railway King of Canada PDF Book By R. B. Fleming

The Railway King of Canada

  • Author: R. B. Fleming
  • ISBN Code: : 0774853913
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Page : 316 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 737 Readers
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During the first two decades of this century, Sir William Mackenzie was one of Canada's best known entrepreneurs. He Spearheading some of the largest and most technologically advanced projects undertaken in Canada, he built a business empire that stretched from Montreal to British Columbia and to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil. It included gas, electric, telephone and transit utilities, railroads, hotels, and steamships as well as substantial coal mining, whaling, and timber interests. But when he died in 1923, his estate was virtually bankrupt as a result of the dramatic collapse of his Canadian Northern Railway during the First World War. In a business biography intended as much for general readers as for a scholarly audience, Fleming offers a revisionist perspective on Mackenzie. He dispels the simplistic approach of those historians and journalists who have depicted Mackenzie and his partner Sir Donald Mann as melodramatic crooks who could have stepped out of the pages of Huckleberry Finn.

R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion PDF Book By James Connelly,Peter Johnson,Stephen Leach

R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion

  • Author: James Connelly,Peter Johnson,Stephen Leach
  • ISBN Code: : 144113400X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 378 Readers
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R. G. Collingwood is an important 20th-century historian, archaeologist and philosopher whose works are the subject of continued interest, analysis and study. There is an unquestionable need to support this research activity with the provision of a reference guide which is fully up-to-date, informed and authoritative. The Companion therefore lists all primary and secondary material relevant to the study of Collingwood in all his fields of expertise - historical theory, philosophy and archaeology. It also provides a guide to archive material relevant to his life, together with sources and locations. The resulting volume is an essential companion to the understanding of the life and thought of R. G. Collingwood.

Weimar Republic And The Younger Proletariat PDF Book By Peter D Stachura

Weimar Republic And The Younger Proletariat

  • Author: Peter D Stachura
  • ISBN Code: : 1349204323
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 236 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 106 Readers
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Bees PDF Book By Rudolf Steiner

Bees

  • Author: Rudolf Steiner
  • ISBN Code: : 9780880104579
  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Page : 222 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 302 Readers
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8 Lectures in Dornach, Nov 26, 1923 to Dec 22, 1923 (CW 351) In 1923 Rudolf Steiner predicted the dire state of today's honeybee. He stated that, within fifty to eighty years, we would see the consequences of mechanizing the forces that had previously operated organically in the beehive. Such practices include breeding queen bees artificially. The fact that over sixty percent of the American honeybee population has died during the past ten years, and that this trend is continuing around the world, should make us aware of the importance of the issues discussed in these lectures. Steiner began this series of lectures on bees in response to a question from an audience of workers at the Goetheanum. From physical depictions of the daily activities of bees to the most elevated esoteric insights, these lectures describe the unconscious wisdom of the beehive and its connection to our experience of health, culture, and the cosmos. Bees is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the true nature of the honeybee, as well as those who wish to heal the contemporary crisis of the beehive. Bees includes an essay by David Adams, "From Queen Bee to Social Sculpture: The Artistic Alchemy of Joseph Beuys." The art and social philosophy of Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is among the most influential of the twentieth century. He was strongly influenced by Rudolf Steiner's lectures on bees. The elemental imagery and its relationship to human society played an important role in Beuys's sculptures, drawings, installations, and performance art. Adams' essay on Beuys adds a whole new dimension to these lectures, generally considered to be directed more specifically to biodynamic methods and beekeeping. C O N T E N T S Introduction by Gunther Hauk Eight Lectures by Rudolf Steiner Blackboard Drawings Appendix" Extracts from Various Lectures Afterword by David Adams: "From Queen Bee to Social Sculpture: The Artistic Alchemy of Joseph Beuys" Index This volume consists of 8 lectures (of 15) from Mensch und Welt. Das Wirken des Geistes in der Natur. Über das Wesen der Bienen (GA 351).

The Making of the Modern Near East 1792-1923 PDF Book By Malcolm Yapp

The Making of the Modern Near East 1792-1923

  • Author: Malcolm Yapp
  • ISBN Code: : 1317871073
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 551 Readers
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This clear, and authoritative text surveys the history of the region from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire to the present day. It contains a general regional introduction, followed by a series of country-by-country analyses, and a section which places the Near East in the international context. Professor Yapp' s new edition covers recent dramatic events including the end of the Cold War, the Kuwait Crisis of 1990/91, and the continuing conflict in Israel, as well as assessing the huge social and economic changes in the region. It will be essential reading for students and scholars concerned with modern middle eastern history and politics of the middle east.

An Uncommon Reader PDF Book By Helen Smith

An Uncommon Reader

  • Author: Helen Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 0374717419
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 520 Readers
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One of The Sunday Times' (U.K.) Books of the Year "Garnett's life will not need to be written again." —Andrew Morton, Times Literary Supplement A penetrating biography of the most important English-language editor of the early twentieth century During the course of a career spanning half a century, Edward Garnett—editor, critic, and reader for hire—would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century English literature. Known for his incisive criticism and unwavering conviction in matters of taste, Garnett was responsible for identifying and nurturing the talents of a generation of the greatest writers in the English language, from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy, Henry Green to Edward Thomas, T. E. Lawrence to D. H. Lawrence. In An Uncommon Reader, Helen Smith brings to life Garnett’s intimate and at times stormy relationships with those writers. (“I have always suffered a little from a sense of injustice at your hands,” Galsworthy complained in a letter.) All turned to Garnett for advice and guidance at critical moments in their careers, and their letters and diaries—in which Garnett often features as a feared but deeply admired protagonist—tell us not only about their creative processes, but also about their hopes and fears. Beyond his connections to some of the greatest minds in literary history, we also come to know Edward as the husband of Constance Garnett—the prolific translator responsible for introducingTolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov to an English language readership—and as the father of David “Bunny” Garnett, who would make a name for himself as a writer and publisher. “Mr. Edward Garnett occupies a unique position in the literary history of our age,” E. M. Forster wrote. “He has done more than any living writer to discover and encourage the genius of other writers, and he has done it without any desire for personal prestige.” An absorbing and masterfully researched portrait of a man who was a defining influence on the modern literary landscape, An Uncommon Reader asks us to consider the multifaceted meaning of literary genius.

Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922–1940 PDF Book By Massimiliano Fiore

Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922–1940

  • Author: Massimiliano Fiore
  • ISBN Code: : 1317180933
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 246 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 643 Readers
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Between 1923 and 1934, Britain and Italy waged war by proxy in the Middle East. Behind the appearance of European collaboration, relations between London and Rome in the Red Sea were notably tense. Although realistically Mussolini could not establish or maintain colonies in the Arabian Peninsula in the face of British opposition, his regime undertook a number of initiatives in the region to enhance Italo-Arab relations and to pave the way for future expansion once the balance of power in Europe had shifted in Italy's favour. This book examines four key aspects of relations between Britain and Italy in the Middle East in the interwar period: the confrontation between London and Rome for political influence among Arab leaders and nationalists; the competition for commercial and trade advantages in the region; the Anglo-Italian propaganda war to win the hearts and minds of the Arab populations; and the secret world of British and Italian espionage and intelligence. An in depth analysis of these four key areas demonstrates how Anglo-Italian relations broke down over the interwar period and enhances our knowledge and understanding of the factors leading up to the widening of the Second World War in the Mediterranean. This book is essential reading for scholars concerned with Anglo-Italian relations, the activities of the Powers in the Middle East and the tensions between the colonial powers.

Fascist Voices PDF Book By Christopher Duggan

Fascist Voices

  • Author: Christopher Duggan
  • ISBN Code: : 019933837X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 609 Readers
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Today Mussolini is remembered as a hated dictator who, along with Hitler and Stalin, ushered in an era of totalitarian repression unsurpassed in human history. But how was he viewed by ordinary Italians during his lifetime? In Fascist Voices, Christopher Duggan draws on thousands of letters sent to Mussolini, as well as private diaries and other primary documents, to show how Italian citizens lived and experienced the fascist regime under Mussolini from 1922-1943. Throughout the 1930s, Mussolini received about 1,500 letters a day from Italian men and women of all social classes writing words of congratulation, commiseration, thanks, encouragement, or entreaty on a wide variety of occasions: his birthday and saint's day, after he had delivered an important speech, on a major fascist anniversary, when a husband or son had been killed in action. While Duggan looks at some famous diaries-by such figures as the anti-fascist constitutional lawyer Piero Calamandrei; the philosopher Benedetto Croce; and the fascist minister Giuseppe Bottai-the majority of the voices here come from unpublished journals, diaries, and transcripts. Utilizing a rich collection of untapped archival material, Duggan explores "the cult of Il Duce," the religious dimensions of totalitarianism, and the extraordinarily intimate character of the relationship between Mussolini and millions of Italians. Duggan shows that the figure of Mussolini was crucial to emotional and political engagement with the regime; although there was widespread discontent throughout Italy, little of the criticism was directed at Il Duce himself. Duggan argues that much of the regime's appeal lay in its capacity to appropriate the language, values, and iconography of Roman Catholicism, and that this emphasis on blind faith and emotion over reason is what made Mussolini's Italy simultaneously so powerful and so insidious. Offering a unique perspective on the period, Fascist Voices captures the responses of private citizens living under fascism and unravels the remarkable mixture of illusions, hopes, and fears that led so many to support the regime for so long.

Gabrielle Petit PDF Book By Sophie De Schaepdrijver

Gabrielle Petit

  • Author: Sophie De Schaepdrijver
  • ISBN Code: : 1472590880
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 123 Readers
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In central Brussels stands a statue of a young woman. Built in 1923, it is the first monument to a working-class woman in European history. Her name was Gabrielle Petit. History has forgotten Petit, an ambitious and patriotic Belgian, executed by firing squad in 1916 for her role as an intelligence agent for the British Army. After the First World War she was celebrated as an example of stern endeavour, but a hundred years later her memory has faded. In the first part of this historical biography Sophie De Schaepdrijver uses Petit's life to explore gender, class and heroism in the context of occupied Europe. Petit's experiences reveal the reality of civilian engagement under military occupation and the emergence of modern espionage. The second part of the book focuses on the legacy and cultural memory of Petit and the First World War. By analysing Petit's representation in ceremony, discourse and popular culture De Schaepdrijver expands our understanding of remembrance across the 20th century.

Buried in the Bitter Waters PDF Book By Elliot Jaspin

Buried in the Bitter Waters

  • Author: Elliot Jaspin
  • ISBN Code: : 0786721979
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 719 Readers
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“Leave now, or die!” Those words-or ones just as ominous-have echoed through the past hundred years of American history, heralding a very unnatural disaster-a wave of racial cleansing that wiped out or drove away black populations from counties across the nation. While we have long known about horrific episodes of lynching in the South, this story of racial cleansing has remained almost entirely unknown. These expulsions, always swift and often violent, were extraordinarily widespread in the period between Reconstruction and the Depression era. In the heart of the Midwest and the Deep South, whites rose up in rage, fear, and resentment to lash out at local blacks. They burned and killed indiscriminately, sweeping entire counties clear of blacks to make them racially “pure.” Many of these counties remain virtually all-white to this day. In Buried in the Bitter Waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot Jaspin exposes a deeply shameful chapter in the nation's history-and one that continues to shape the geography of race in America.

O.D. Skelton PDF Book By Norman Hillmer

O.D. Skelton

  • Author: Norman Hillmer
  • ISBN Code: : 0773590021
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 205 Readers
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O.D. Skelton: The Work of the World, 1923-1941 is a lively and compelling trip through the letters, diary entries, and official memoranda of O.D. Skelton, one of the most important and influential civil servants in twentieth-century Canada. Skelton was a towering foreign policy advisor to Canada's prime ministers and a lonely advocate for the country's independence from Great Britain. His accounts detail his work as he co-operated and clashed with William Lyon Mackenzie King and R.B. Bennett over Canada's participation in the international arena. Norman Hillmer's selection and assessment of Skelton's writings offer a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the federal government as Skelton systematically built up the Department of External Affairs and the Canadian diplomatic service as instruments of the national interest, confronted the Manchurian, Ethiopian, and Czech crises of the 1930s, aligned himself with senior francophone politicians such as Ernest Lapointe and Raoul Dandurand, and watched in despair as Europe and Asia descended into war. Providing avenues into a time when Canada was struggling to define itself, this collection shows the ways in which O.D. Skelton pushed the country onto the global stage.

Citizens and Subjects of the Italian Colonies PDF Book By Simona Berhe,Olindo De Napoli

Citizens and Subjects of the Italian Colonies

  • Author: Simona Berhe,Olindo De Napoli
  • ISBN Code: : 1000517403
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 771 Readers
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This is the first book on Italian colonialism that specifically deals with the question of citizenship/subjecthood. Such a topic is crucial for understanding both Italian imperial rule and the complex dynamics of the different colonial societies where several actors, like notables, political leaders, minorities, etc., were involved. The chapters gathered in the book constitute an unprecedented account of a heterogeneous geographical area. The cases of Eritrea, Libya, Dodecanese, Ethiopia, and Albania confirm that citizenship and subjecthood in the colonial context were ductile political tools, which were structured according to the orientations of the Metropole and the challenges that came from the colonial societies, often swinging between submission, cooptation to the colonial power, and resistance. On one hand, the book offers an account of the different policies of citizenship implemented in the Italian colonies, in particular the construction of gradated forms of citizenship, the repression and expulsion of dissidents, the systems of endearment of local people and cooptation of the elites, and the racialization of legal status. On the other, it deals with the various answers coming from the local populations in terms of resistance, negotiation, and construction of social identity.

Baptism and the Baptists PDF Book By Anthony R. Cross

Baptism and the Baptists

  • Author: Anthony R. Cross
  • ISBN Code: : 1532617062
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 550 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 353 Readers
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Since its first publication in 2000, Baptism and the Baptists has become the definitive work on the subject. It examines the theology and practice of believers' baptism among twentieth-century Baptists associated with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and identifies the major influences which have led to its development. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the majority of Baptists concentrated predominantly on the mode and subjects of baptism (immersion and believers), understanding the rite merely as an ordinance--the believer's personal profession of faith in Christ. However, in continuity with a tradition of Baptists going back as far as the first Baptists in the second and third decades of the seventeenth century, there were also a significant number of ministers and scholars who saw the inadequacy of this view of baptism both biblically and theologically. This sacramental view developed and grew throughout the twentieth century, and influenced a resurgence of baptismal sacramentalism in the early twenty-first century among Baptists not just in Britain, but also in North America, Europe, and further afield.

A Woman's Wage PDF Book By Alice Kessler-Harris

A Woman's Wage

  • Author: Alice Kessler-Harris
  • ISBN Code: : 0813145392
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Page : 196 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 800 Readers
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In this updated edition of a groundbreaking classic, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on three issues that capture the transformation of women's roles: the battle over minimum wage for women, which exposes the relationship between family ideology and workplace demands; the argument concerning equal pay for equal work, which challenges gendered patterns of self-esteem and social organization; and the debate over comparable worth, which seeks to incorporate traditionally female values into new work and family trajectories. Together, these topics illuminate the many ways in which gendered social meaning has been produced, transmitted, and challenged.

Business Expansion and Structural Change in Pre-War China PDF Book By Kai Yiu Chan

Business Expansion and Structural Change in Pre-War China

  • Author: Kai Yiu Chan
  • ISBN Code: : 9622097642
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Page : 324 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 200 Readers
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This book examines the relationship between business expansion and the structure of business in pre-war China through a careful and pioneering study of the enterprises of Liu Hongsheng during the 1920s and 1930s. Unlike previous studies that have concentrated on such conceptual discussions as ‘networks’ and the role of the state in Chinese economic and business history, this present work focuses on the institutional changes within Chinese business to critically delineate the major institutions in the working of Chinese-owned enterprises. Not only does it explore those institutions of Western origin, such as the company and modern banking, but also those of native tradition. Liu Hongsheng was one of the leaders of the Chinese business community in Shanghai from the 1910s to the early 1950s. Through the examination, utilizing a large number of previous unused archival materials, of the major lines of his businesses including coal-distribution, wharf operations, cement making, match-manufacturing, banking, and real estate, this study identifies the major institutional changes involved in the course of the expansion of the whole business before the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War. In particular, the author argues that the ‘accounts office’ or ‘zhangfang’ was the core of the organization. This book will be of great interest to specialists and students of Chinese business and economic history. It also provides a base for comparative business and economic history, especially for those who are interested in comparing European and American businesses with the Chinese ones. Lastly, this book serves the interest of scholars and students of East Asian history, who will find in Liu’s story a substantial example of the creative institutional dimension of business in the Chinese diaspora. “Professor Chan has richly documented the fascinating business practices used by the Chinese capitalist Liu Hongsheng: his devious maneuvers as a comprador taking actions contrary to the wishes of his foreign employer; his jousting as chairman of the board with unruly Chinese shareholders in a limited liability company; his inventive accounting as a venture capitalist financing industrial enterprises. With a firm command of archival materials, Chan is able to reveal seldom seen inner workings of Chinese business.” —Sherman Cochran, Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History, Cornell University

Coffin Hardware in Nineteenth-century America PDF Book By Megan E Springate

Coffin Hardware in Nineteenth-century America

  • Author: Megan E Springate
  • ISBN Code: : 1315432153
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 117 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 921 Readers
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Using data from archaeological excavations, patent filings, and marketing catalogs, this book provides a broad view of the introduction, spread, and use of mass-produced coffin hardware in North America. At the book's heart is a standardized typology of coffin hardware that recognizes stylistic and functional changes and a fresh look at the meanings and uses of the various motifs and decorative elements. Within the discussion of mass-produced coffin hardware in North America is new work connecting the North American industry with its British antecedents and a fresh analysis of the prime factors that led to the introduction and spread of mass-produced coffin hardware. Extensively illustrated with examples of coffin hardware to aid scholars and professionals in identification.

The Driving Force of Spiritual Powers in World History PDF Book By Rudolf Steiner

The Driving Force of Spiritual Powers in World History

  • Author: Rudolf Steiner
  • ISBN Code: : 9780919924031
  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Page : 95 pages
  • Genre : Anthroposophy
  • Reviews : 376 Readers
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Steiner focuses here on spiritual events as causes of transformations in human consciousness as well as outer historical events. He also sheds light on a variety of other topics, such as speech, experiences during sleep, and the future tasks of humanity.

The Shadow of the Cathedral PDF Book By Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

The Shadow of the Cathedral

  • Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
  • ISBN Code: : 1465534628
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : 341 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 523 Readers
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Read and download full book The Shadow of the Cathedral

Revival: Mnemic Psychology (1923) PDF Book By Richard Wolfgang Semon,Bella Duffy,Vernon Lee

Revival: Mnemic Psychology (1923)

  • Author: Richard Wolfgang Semon,Bella Duffy,Vernon Lee
  • ISBN Code: : 1351253514
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 934 Readers
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It is the reproduction of the old book published long back (1923)

Nordenholt's Million PDF Book By J. J. Connington

Nordenholt's Million

  • Author: J. J. Connington
  • ISBN Code: : 0486811085
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 278 Readers
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Famine sweeps across the world when a lab accident unleashes a virulent strain of bacteria that transforms healthy fields into barren wastelands. With the fate of the human race at stake, wealthy financier Stanley Nordenholt establishes a stronghold in central Scotland and assumes dictatorial powers to save what remains of the planet's starving population. This gripping tale of survival explores some of the moral dilemmas that arise in the wake of catastrophic events as well as their social, cultural, and political consequences. A precursor to the latter-day tales from the golden age of science fiction, this compelling novel was published by a noted British chemist in 1923. Acclaimed by the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction as "realistic, reasoned, sociologically observed, and credible," it offers an ever-relevant warning against the exploitation of disaster as a pretext for the suspension of freedom, democracy, and justice.

Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance PDF Book By Myrddin John Lewis,Roger Lloyd-Jones,Mark David Matthews

Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance

  • Author: Myrddin John Lewis,Roger Lloyd-Jones,Mark David Matthews
  • ISBN Code: : 131708196X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 250 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 667 Readers
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This book is specifically aimed at addressing a gap in the study of the evolution of corporate governance in Britain. In particular its key theme, the relationship between corporate governance and personal capitalism in British manufacturing in the first half of the twentieth century, provides the means for a systematic and critical examination of the dominant Chandlerian paradigm that the long-running persistence of personal capitalism shaped the governance of British manufacturing firms well into the twentieth century and acted to erode their competitive performance. The book helps to identify those aspects of corporate governance that have undergone change, with some critical observations on the magnitude of change and those aspects which have displayed characteristics of continuity. The empirical spine of this book is set out in a series of case studies which provide the basis for the examination of corporate governance in Britain during the period c. 1900 to 1950. By focusing particularly on the responses of a range of businesses to the turbulent environment of the inter-war years, this volume offers an insight into a much neglected, yet vital, area of business and economic history.