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The Great Surge

Author : Steven Radelet
ISBN : 9781476764795
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The Great Surge tells the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, The Great Surge reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world,"
Category: Business & Economics

The Great West

Author : David Sievert Lavender
ISBN : 0618001891
Genre : History
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An American Heritage(R) Book The Great West is a sweeping history of the commissioned expeditions, failed settlements, and land speculation that conquered the American West. A noted historian of the region and a dramatic storyteller, Lavender portrays the moments and movements that shaped the growing United States, from the founding of provisional governments to the laying of the railroads.
Category: History

R A Lafferty Three Great Novels

Author : R. A. Lafferty
ISBN : 9781473213425
Genre : Fiction
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Acclaimed, as one of the most original voices in modern literature, Raphael Aloysius Lafferty drew more from traditional oral storytelling techniques than from the usual pulp roots of SF. His inventive style and fondness for tall tales marked him out from his contemporaries, and writers of the calibre of Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe acknowledge him as a major influence and force in the field. His fiction has garnered numerous award wins and nominations and he has been given the prestigious SFWA Grand Master Award and the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. This volume contains three of his early novels: the Hugo- and Nebula-shortlisted Past Master, space opera re-telling of The Odyssey, Space Chantey, and Fourth Mansions, also shortlisted for the Nebula.
Category: Fiction

Sources For Alexander The Great

Author : N. G. L. Hammond
ISBN : 9780521714716
Genre : History
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Plutarch and Arrian have contributed more than any other ancient authors to our picture of Alexander the Great, but since they wrote four or more centuries after his death the value of what they said depends upon the sources of information on which they themselves drew. In this 1993 book the attempt is made to define and to evaluate those sources in a detailed study, analysing the historians' works section by section and comparing them with other accounts of the same episodes. This volume completes Professor Hammond's study of the five Alexander-historians begun with Three Historians of Alexander the Great (Cambridge University Press, 1983) and lays a basis for work in this area.
Category: History

Alexander The Great

Author : Bill Yenne
ISBN : 0230106404
Genre : History
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When the Oracle of Delphi told Alexander the Great that he was invincible, it was right. The son of the great King Philip II of Macedonia, Alexander was educated by Aristotle and commanded a wing of his father's army in the victory over the Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea—all when he was still just a teenager. By the time of his death at age 32, he had amassed an empire that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River and included all of Persia and most of Egypt. He ruled as both the shah of Persia and as a pharaoh of Egypt by right of conquest, and he was also crowned king of Asia. Here, historian Bill Yenne illuminates the legendary vision of this classical hero. Exhibiting the best traits of a battlefield leader, Alexander was audacious, aggressive, fearless and victorious. His unfailing integration of strategic vision and tactical genius took him to the ends of the earth, and into immortality as a military leader. Alexander's influence on cultural and political history and the scope of his military prowess remains awe-inspiring to this day.
Category: History

The Great Meadow

Author : Brian Donahue
ISBN : 0300123698
Genre : History
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In 'The Great Meadow', Brian Donahue examines the farming practices of the early settlers at Concord in Massachusetts. He argues against the long held belief that these farmers used methods that degraded the land & shows how the Concord community in fact achieved a successful & sustainable system.
Category: History

The Line Upon A Wind The Great War At Sea 1793 1815

Author : Noel Mostert
ISBN : 0393114015
Genre : History
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The thrilling story of Britain's death-struggle with Revolutionary France, wherein Napoleon is checkmated by Nelson's brilliant naval exploits. In February 1793 France declared war on Britain, and for the next twenty-two years the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars raged. This was to be the longest, cruelest war ever fought at sea, comparable in scale only to the Second World War. New naval tactics were brought to bear, along with such unheard-of weapons as rockets, torpedoes, and submarines. The war on land saw the rise of the greatest soldier the world had ever known—Napoleon Buonaparte—whose vast ambition was thwarted by a genius he never met in person or in battle: Admiral Horatio Nelson.Noel Mostert's narrative ranges from the Mediterranean to the West Indies, Egypt to Scandinavia, showing how land versus sea was the key to the outcome of these wars. He provides details of ship construction, tactics, and life on board. Above all he shows us the extraordinary characters that were the raw material of Patrick O'Brian's and C. S. Forester's magnificent novels.
Category: History

Summary New Deal Or Raw Deal

Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782511001318
Genre : Business & Economics
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The must-read summary of Burton W. Folsom Jr.'s book: “New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America”. This complete summary of "New Deal or Raw Deal?" by Burton W. Folsom Jr., a renowned American historian, presents the author's view that Franklin D. Roosevelt's idyllic legend is nothing more than a myth. He highlights the inconsistencies and wastefulness of his administration, which failed to properly confront the economic problem following the Great Depression, and which has left a legacy that still negatively impacts the American economy to this day. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency and its economic implications • Expand your knowledge of American politics and economics To learn more, read "New Deal or Raw Deal?" and discover the story of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his presidency and the implications of his policies.
Category: Business & Economics

Space Time And Architecture

Author : Sigfried Giedion
ISBN : 0674830407
Genre : Architecture
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Analyzes contemporary architectural techniques, potentialities, innovations, and concepts as they apply to city planning
Category: Architecture

Higher Education Cannot Escape History

Author : Clark Kerr
ISBN : 0791417077
Genre : Education
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Our taste for blood sport stops short at the bruising clash of football players or the gloved blows of boxers, and the suicide of a politician is no more than a personal tragedy. What, then, are we to make of the ancient Romans, for whom the meaning of sport and politics often depended on death? In this provocative, thoughtful book, Paul Plass shows how the deadly violence of arena sport and political suicide served a social purpose in ancient Rome. His work offers a reminder of the complex uses to which institutionalized violence can be put. Violence, Plass observes, is a universal part of human life, and so must be integrated into social order. Grounding his study in evidence from Roman history and drawing on ideas from contemporary sociology and anthropology, he first discusses gladiatorial combat in ancient Rome. Massive bloodshed in the arena, Plass argues, embodied the element of danger for a society frequently engaged in war, with outsiders--whether slaves, criminals, or prisoners of war--sacrificed for a sense of public security
Category: Education