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Empire Of The Deep

Author : Ben Wilson
ISBN : 9780297864097
Genre : History
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The bestselling complete history of the British Navy - our national story through a different prism. The story of our navy is nothing less than the story of Britain, our culture and our empire. Much more than a parade of admirals and their battles, this is the story of how an insignificant island nation conquered the world's oceans to become its greatest trading empire. Yet, as Ben Wilson shows, there was nothing inevitable about this rise to maritime domination, nor was it ever an easy path. EMPIRE OF THE DEEP: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH NAVY also reveals how our naval history has shaped us in more subtle and surprising ways - our language, culture, politics and national character all owe a great debt to this conquest of the seas. This is a gripping, fresh take on our national story.
Category: History

Mapping An Empire Of American Sport

Author : Mark Dyreson
ISBN : 9781317980360
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Since the mid-nineteenth century, the United States has used sport as a vehicle for spreading its influence and extending its power, especially in the Western Hemisphere and around the Pacific Rim, but also in every corner of the rest of the world. Through modern sport in general, and through American pastimes such as baseball, basketball and the American variant of football in particular, the U.S. has sought to Americanize the globe’s masses in a long series of both domestic and foreign campaigns. Sport played roles in American programs of cultural, economic, and political expansion. Sport also contributed to American efforts to assimilate immigrant populations. Even in American games such as baseball and football, sport has also served as an agent of resistance to American imperial designs among the nations of the Western hemisphere and the Pacific Rim. As the twenty-first century begins, sport continues to shape American visions of a global empire as well as framing resistance to American imperial designs. Mapping an Empire of American Sport chronicles the dynamic tensions in the role of sport as an element in both the expansion of and the resistance to American power, and in sport’s dual role as an instrument for assimilation and adaptation. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Empire Of The East

Author : Fred Saberhagen
ISBN : 9781429980197
Genre : Fiction
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In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. In the darkness of the shadows and whispered on the winds, there is talk of a rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed. Determined to regain their freedom, the rebellion, heavily outnumbered, plans to overthrow an army of thousands . . . with the help of one incredible weapon. It is only a legend, a story left over from the Old World before magic and the wizards came to the land. A weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom, or defeat. One young man, determined to avenge the death of his family, sets out to join the rebellion and find Elephant. What he discovers will change everything. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Empire Of Love

Author : Yum Razams
ISBN : 9781465334053
Genre : Fiction
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In a simple and compelling writing, the author recreates life in Ancient Egypt when the empire was at its peak. The plot interweaves the Temples way of life with betrayals, power struggles, true love, good humor and the wisdom of the Masters. Over the centuries humanity has missed the true spirit of the Egyptian auto-deism concepts, until the present time when our perception has grown to a new level of understanding. Now, in a fantastic journey, the author offers a view of Ancient Egypt, a melange of traditions overlaid with legend, folklore, religious ceremony and natural beauty, to meet the emerging need of the present Age of Aquarius. Through the pages of The Empire of Love the reader will be confronted with different levels of being and parallel realities, experiencing a new dimension foreign to time and space. The plot takes place during the social "revolution" of the 60s, when Karl, (the main character) feels outcast among his own society and searching for an answer to his growing longing, he leaves New York City in search of that "truth" that he knew was out there. After long hours of a lonely driving through the inter-state highways, he reaches Arizona and overcome by exhaustion he decides to stop and rest for a while. Sitting on a high cliff close to the road, Karl falls asleep and, without any warning, he awakes on the high summit of the Amenti in ancient Egypt, 3,000 years back in time. Karl meets several characters that help to create a gradual awakening that adds more confusion to his perception of reality. A dual feeling of happiness and fear takes place with each incident that evokes subconscious memories that he could not identify. Everything becomes familiar and foreign at the same time The dialogues in the first part of the novel are filled with intense emotion and the teachings of the temple. Karl begins to forget the nostalgic feelings for his American way of life, his beloved XX century fades in his memory and he becomes immersed in the new experience imposed on him by destiny. With the help of the temples masters, Karl is induced into a deep hypnotic trance and he relives a previous incarnation in ancient Egypt, as Aum a young temple initiate. During this incarnation Aum (Karl) becomes a master at the temple of Heliopolis. The successive events will bring Karl to a full awakening when different aspects of the Egyptian philosophy are incorporated into the drama, to conclude with the self-awareness and realization of his mission among men.
Category: Fiction

The Lost Empire Of Atlantis

Author : Gavin Menzies
ISBN : 9780857820075
Genre : History
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The bestselling author of 1421: THE YEAR THE CHINESE DISCOVERED THE WORLD uncovers the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis. After a chance conversation in Egypt in 2008, bestselling historian Gavin Menzies launched himself on a quest that would reveal the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis and her destruction. Through an examination of documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, artefacts and DNA evidence, Menzies slowly and painstakingly reveals a trading empire that spanned from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India. And in doing so finally explains the incredible reality behind the legendary civilisation described by Plato and its disappearance. Reading like a real-life Indiana Jones story as ex-Royal Navy submarine captain Menzies travels round the world in pursuit of his goal, this is epic, iconoclastic popular history.
Category: History

The Order Of The Deep

Author : Anthony Barak, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780595150069
Genre : Fiction
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This work is a novel based partially on the experience of the author who served as a Naval officer in the Pacific during World War II. The narrative portrays the typical experience endured by officer candidates in the USNR Midshipmen Schools of the U.S. Navy during the war. The story not only demonstrates the academic and physical training to which the midshipmen were subjected to obtain their Navy commissions, but also the training stress endured by them to learn their respective jobs. In the case of the principal in this story, he assumes the very dangerous task of an assault boat officer who works in the various phases of amphibious warfare, i.e. reconnaissance raids, elimination of underwater obstructions and beach assault. The tale outlines the details and interesting aspects of some of the noteworthy operations in the Pacific campaigns and this includes not only some horrific incidents along with some very humorous occurrences as well. The novel also portrays the low morale experienced by Ensign Baron who hears little word from the home front during the time that he is exposed to deadly events in the war-zone and how he tries to deal with this scenario while conducting his perilous duties.
Category: Fiction

Empire Of Mud

Author : J. D. Dickey
ISBN : 9781493013937
Genre : History
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Washington, DC, gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples, a pulsing hub of political power and prowess. But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen. Before America became a world power in the twentieth century, Washington City was an eyesore at best and a disgrace at worst. Unfilled swamps, filthy canals, and rutted horse trails littered its landscape. Political bosses hired hooligans and thugs to conduct the nation's affairs. Legendary madams entertained clients from all stations of society and politicians of every party. The police served and protected with the aid of bribes and protection money. Beneath pestilential air, the city’s muddy roads led to a stumpy, half-finished obelisk to Washington here, a domeless Capitol Building there. Lining the streets stood boarding houses, tanneries, and slums. Deadly horse races gouged dusty streets, and opposing factions of volunteer firefighters battled one another like violent gangs rather than life-saving heroes. The city’s turbulent history set a precedent for the dishonesty, corruption, and mismanagement that have led generations to look suspiciously on the various sin--both real and imagined--of Washington politicians. Empire of Mud unearths and untangles the roots of our capital’s story and explores how the city was tainted from the outset, nearly stifled from becoming the proud citadel of the republic that George Washington and Pierre L'Enfant envisioned more than two centuries ago.
Category: History

Empire Of Cotton

Author : Sven Beckert
ISBN : 9780385353250
Genre : History
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The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in the 1780s, these men captured ancient trades and skills in Asia, and combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas and the enslavement of African workers to crucially reshape the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia, and how industrial capitalism gave birth to an empire, and how this force transformed the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.
Category: History

Empire Of Shadows

Author : George Black
ISBN : 9781429989749
Genre : History
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"George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—national park in the same way again." —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black1s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America1s majestic national landmark.
Category: History

The Empire Of Love

Author : Elizabeth A. Povinelli
ISBN : 0822338890
Genre : Psychology
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Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli theorizes intimate relations as sites which bring into view the interplay between liberalism's contradictory ideals of freedom and constraint.
Category: Psychology