Digging through History: Archaeology and Religion from by Richard A. Freund

By Richard A. Freund

Digging via History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's trip via essentially the most interesting archaeological websites of human history—including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the lifeless Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. each one bankruptcy takes readers via a distinct archaeological web site, displaying what we will know about earlier spiritual lifestyles and non secular religion during the artifacts stumbled on there, in addition to what has given each one website such robust "staying power" through the years.

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Show Trials: Stalinist Purges in Eastern Europe, 1948-1954 by George H. Hodos

By George H. Hodos

Show Trials combines first-hand wisdom with hitherto unpublished, exclusive fabric, to provide a penetrating and candid account of the Stalinist purges that happened in Albanian, East German, Bulgarian, and Rumanian purges, in addition to in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. George Hodos indicates how those trials performed a pivotal function in consolidating Soviet domination over the satellite tv for pc international locations in the course of Stalin's lifetime. As a massive addition to our knowing of those occasions and instances, Show Trials is key for historians of jap Europe and soaking up examining for someone attracted to global affairs.

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Des Reiches Soldaten by Willrich, Wolfgang

By Willrich, Wolfgang

Des Reiches Soldaten КНИГИ ; КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Название: Des Reiches SoldatenАвтор: Willrich, WolfgangИздательство: Berlin, Verlag Grenze und Ausland GmbH.Год: 1943Страниц: 56Формат: pdfРазмер: 6,52 МБКачество: хорошееЯзык: немецкийЧитателям предлагается альбом зарисовок "Солдаты Рейха" Вольфганга Вилльриха - одного из самых знаменитых художников Третьего Рейха. eighty five 1 2 three four five

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Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine by Anna Reid

By Anna Reid

Borderland tells the tale of Ukraine. 1000 years in the past it was once the guts of the 1st nice Slav civilization, Kievan Rus. In 1240, the Mongols invaded from the east, and for the subsequent seven centureies, Ukraine used to be break up among warring acquaintances: Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Austrians, and Tatars. many times, borderland become battlefield: in the course of the Cossack risings of the 17th century, Russia’s wars with Sweden within the eighteenth, the Civil warfare of 1918–1920, and less than Nazi profession. Ukraine ultimately gained independence in 1991, with the cave in of the Soviet Union. larger than France and a populous as Britain, it has the capability to develop into some of the most robust states in Europe.In this finely written and penetrating ebook, Anna Reid combines learn and her personal reports to chart Ukraine’s tragic earlier. speaking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin’s famine and of Nazi exertions camps, she finds the layers of fantasy and propaganda that wrap this divided land. From the Polish church buildings of Lviv to the coal mines of the Russian-speaking Donbass, from the Galician shtetlech to the Tatar shantytowns of Crimea, the booklet explores Ukraine’s fight to construct itself a countrywide id, and identification that faces as much as a bloody previous, and embraces the entire peoples inside of its borders.

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Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger

By Ernst Jünger

A memoir of superb energy, savagery, and ashen lyricism, hurricane of metal illuminates not just the horrors but additionally the fascination of overall warfare, obvious in the course of the eyes of a standard German soldier. younger, difficult, patriotic, but in addition disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted within the nice struggle, which he observed not only as an exceptional nationwide clash but—more importantly—as a distinct own fight. top raiding events, protecting trenches opposed to murderous British incursions, easily enduring as shells tore his comrades aside, Jünger saved checking out himself, braced for the loss of life that may mark his failure.

Published presently after the war’s finish, hurricane of metal used to be a world bestseller and will now be rediscovered via Michael Hofmann’s extraordinary new translation.

First time in Penguin Classics

Acclaimed new translation in response to a brand new authoritative text

Widely seen because the top account ever written of combating in international struggle I


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The Murder of King James I by Alastair Bellany, Thomas Cogswell

By Alastair Bellany, Thomas Cogswell

A yr after the demise of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. It used to be an allegation that may hang-out English politics for almost 40 years. during this exhaustively researched new e-book, major students of the period, Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell, discover the untold tale of ways a mystery historical past of courtly poisoning formed and mirrored the political conflicts that might finally plunge the British Isles into civil warfare and revolution. Illuminating many hitherto imprecise elements of early glossy political tradition, this eagerly expected paintings is either a desirable tale of political intrigue and a huge exploration of the forces that destroyed the Stuart monarchy.

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A People's History of the United States: 1492–Present by Howard Zinn

By Howard Zinn

Regularly lauded for its full of life, readable prose, this revised and up-to-date version of A People's heritage of the United States turns conventional textbook background on its head. Howard Zinn infuses the often-submerged voices of blacks, girls, American Indians, battle resisters, and terrible workers of all nationalities into this thorough narrative that spans American heritage from Christopher Columbus's arrival to an afterword at the Clinton presidency.

Addressing his trademark reversals of point of view, Zinn—a instructor, historian, and social activist for greater than 20 years—explains, "My element isn't really that we needs to, in telling heritage, accuse, pass judgement on, condemn Columbus in absentia. it really is too past due for that; it'd be a lifeless scholarly workout in morality. however the effortless popularity of atrocities as a deplorable yet beneficial expense to pay for development (Hiroshima and Vietnam, to avoid wasting Western civilization; Kronstadt and Hungary, to save lots of socialism; nuclear proliferation, to avoid wasting us all)—that continues to be with us. One cause those atrocities are nonetheless with us is that we have got discovered to bury them in a mass of alternative evidence, as radioactive wastes are buried in packing containers within the earth."

If your final adventure of yankee heritage was once dropped at you through junior highschool textbooks—or whether you're a specialist—get prepared for the opposite part of reports you'll now not also have heard. With its brilliant descriptions of not often famous occasions, A People's historical past of the United States is needed studying for somebody who desires to take a clean examine the wealthy, rocky background of the USA.

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With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson

By David Stevenson

On the finish of 1917 Britain and France confronted a strategic nightmare. Their nice offensives opposed to Germany were calamitous, leaving thousands of younger males useless and wounded for negligible territorial profits. regardless of America's access into the struggle the U.S. military remained tiny, the Italian military have been routed, and Russia had dropped out of the clash. The crucial Powers now ruled imperative and japanese Europe, and Germany may possibly stream over 40 divisions to the Western entrance. but just one 12 months later, on St Martin's Day 1918, the struggling with led to a decisive Allied victory. In his new booklet David Stevenson retells the tale of the ultimate yr of the 1st global struggle and, in a impressive and interesting piece of unique study, is going to the roots of this dramatic reversal of fortune, analysing the explanations for Allied good fortune and the cave in of Germany and its companions. every thing from meals provide to finance, from technique to know-how, logistics, and morale, is explored in an evaluate that lays naked the annoying judgements taken on either side and the sheer uncertainty confronted via the leaders. mockingly Stevenson strains Germany's 1918 catastrophe to 'Operation Michael', the good spring offensive that proven the British military to the uttermost and led directly to box Marshal Haig's recognized 'With our backs to the wall' order to his troops to struggle to the final guy. this can be a wealthy and compelling examine of a turning element in smooth background. the implications of the occasions of 1918 formed the total of the 20 th century - and nonetheless contact us today.

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