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Author(s): Jean-Paul Sartre
Book Pages: 835 - Publish Date: 2004 - Publisher: Verso
Description: Volume One of Sartre's intellectual masterpiece, introduced by Fredric Jameson.
Book Pages: 214 - Publish Date: 2003 - Publisher: UNM Press
Description: This study of disease among the native peoples of the New World before and after 1492 challenges many widely held notions about encounters between European and native peoples. Whereas many late twentieth century scholars blamed the catastrophic decline of postconquest native populations on the introduction of previously unknown infections from the Old World, Alchon argues that the experiences of n...
Author(s): Peter Gay
Book Pages: 592 - Publish Date: 1995 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Description: In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism. Now a master historian goes back to the sources to give a fully rounded account of its true accomplishments.
Book Pages: 87 - Publish Date: 1997-10-01 - Publisher: Health Research Books
Description: Contents: Foreword; Introduction; How this book came to be written; Elements of Rocket Propulsion; U.S. Government Experience in Secret Operations; the Search for Apollo Secrets; the Apollo Project as Political Expediency; Steps to Simulation; Mu.
Author(s): Carol Symes
Book Pages: 335 - Publish Date: 2007 - Publisher: Cornell University Press
Description: Medieval Arras was a thriving town on the frontier between the kingdom of France and the county of Flanders, and home to Europe's earliest surviving vernacular plays: The Play of St. Nicholas, The Courtly Lad of Arras, The Boy and the Blind Man, The Play of the Bower, and The Play about Robin and about Marion. In A Common Stage, Carol Symes undertakes a cultural archeology of these artifacts, anal...
Author(s): Mike Duncan
Book Pages: 352 - Publish Date: 2017-10-24 - Publisher: PublicAffairs
Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually ...
Book Pages: 32 - Publish Date: 2003 - Publisher: ASCSA
Description: This new Athenian Agora Picture Book provides a general introduction to the Greater Panathenaia, the week-long religious and civic festival held in ancient Athens every four years, in honour of the city's patron goddess Athena. The highlight of the city's festival calendar, with its musical, athletic, and equestrian contests, tribal events, processions, sacrifices and other activities, the Greater...
Author(s): Li Zhi-Sui
Book Pages: 736 - Publish Date: 2011-06-22 - Publisher: Random House
Description: From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary time with Chairman Mao. NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert.
Author(s): Mark Bray
Book Pages: 288 - Publish Date: 2017 - Publisher: Melville House
Description: In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, VA, and Donald Trump's initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the "antifa" opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from? As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism -- also known as "antifa." Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in ...
Author(s): Oswald Spengler
Book Pages: 414 - Publish Date: 1991 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Description: Spengler's work describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity, and his controversial ideas spark debate over the meaning of historiography.