Download A Road Trip Through American History: Vol I by James T Parks (.ePUB)

A Road Trip Through American History: Volume I: Native Americans and Revolutionary Times by James T Parks
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Overview: This book is the first volume of a collection of RoadRUNNER travelogues written by James T. Parks, which focus on locations and routes steeped in American history.

Jim’s original articles are scattered piecemeal throughout various RoadRUNNER bimonthly issues, spanning more than a decade of time. With that in mind, we have updated information, where feasible, that appeared in the original articles. Readers,

who are interested in how America came to be what it is today, will find this integrated collection of historically themed adventures of particular interest, regardless of your mode of transportation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Download Holding the Home Front by Caroline Scott (.ePUB)

Holding the Home Front: The Women’s Land Army in The First World War by Caroline Scott
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Overview: In recent years the Second World War’s land girl has caught the public imagination. We’ve seen her in films, television series and novels. We might be misremembering her, we might have distorted her image into one that suits a twenty-first century audience, but we haven’t forgotten. Other things have been forgotten, though. One could be forgiven for supposing that the story of the Women’s Land Army starts in 1939. But its a much older and more complicated history.

British agricultural policy during the First World War was held up as a success story; coming through a great national emergency, domestic food production was higher at the end of the war than at the start, the average calorific value of the British diet barely changed and bread never had to be rationed here. As the press reported starvation and food riots overseas, the 1918 harvest was held up as one of the great achievements of the War.

In 1917, at the darkest hour, when Britain’s food security looked most precarious, it was said that, If it were not for the women agriculture would be absolutely at a standstill on many farms. Is that true? Were women really keeping the wheels turning? Using previously unpublished accounts and photographs, this book is an attempt to understand how the return of women to the fields and farmyards impacted agriculture – and, in turn, an examination of how that experience affected them.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Download Behind the Intifada by Joost R. Hiltermann (.ePUB)

Behind the Intifada: Labor and Women’s Movements in the Occupied Territories by Joost R. Hiltermann
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Overview: Before the intifada began, Joost Hiltermann had already looked at local organizations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and seen there the main elements that would eventually be used to mobilize the Palestinian masses. In the first comprehensive study of these organizations, Hiltermann shows how local organizers provided basic services unavailable under military rule, while recruiting for the cause of Palestinian nationalism.
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Download Chicago’s White City of 1893 by David F. Burg (.ePUB)

Chicago’s White City of 1893 by David F. Burg
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Overview: In 1893, the year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occasion. Although the World’s Columbian Exposition was the fifteenth world’s fair, it was of vastly greater scope than any of its predecessors. Chicago created a veritable new city. It was not only larger than any previous exposition but also more elaborately designed, more precisely laid out, more fully realized, and more prophetic. It was the first exposition truly to solicit the participation of the entire world.

In this study of the White City, David F. Burg shows America at a crossroads in its development. It was in the process of moving from a largely agricultural society to a predominately urban and industrial one. The exposition was an index of American values, achievements, and expectation in this era of profound and complex change. The exposition was an achievement of cooperative endeavor and expertise. It demonstrated that both artistic capacity and technology were available to transform, in agreeable combination, burgeoning industrial cities into well-designed centers of business, culture, and community.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Download Crippen by Roger Dalrymple (.ePUB)

Crippen: A Crime Sensation in Memory and Modernity by Roger Dalrymple
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Overview: Almost as notorious as Jack the Ripper, US citizen and homeopath Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen was forty-eight years old when he was hanged in London in November 1910 for the murder and mutilation of his wife. When Cora Crippen vanished in February 1910, he claimed that she had returned to the United States. Yet the discovery of a dismembered body, buried beneath the cola cellar of their house, and Crippen’s attempt to flee to Canada with his cross-dressed mistress exposed and convicted him. The case aroused enormous public interest at the time, and it has remained in the popular imagination ever since, memorialised in crime history, fiction, film and even musical theatre. As late as 2007, some American academics were claiming that the dead body was not Cora’s and that Crippen was in fact innocent.

This book aims to account for the endurance of the Dr Crippen murder case in the cultural imagination. Highlighting the case’s disruptive blending of cultural traditions, it discusses historical precedents, analyses diverse literary traditions, looks at broadside balladry and music-hall repertoire and addresses queer theory discourses. The book shows how the case, part throwback to earlier crime sensations and part presage of a new understanding of criminality, represents a watershed in the representation of criminality and played a distinctive role in the development of crime fiction.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Download Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken by Thomas J. Ryan (.ePUB)

Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken”: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 – 14, 1863 by Thomas J. Ryan
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Overview: Winner, Edwin C. Bearss Scholarly Research Award

Winner, 2019, Hugh G. Earnhart Civil War Scholarship Award, Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table

Countless books have examined the battle of Gettysburg, but the retreat of the armies to the Potomac River and beyond has not been as thoroughly covered. “Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken”: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 to July 14, 1863.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Download Instability in the Middle East by Karel Cerný (Cerny) (.ePUB)

Instability in the Middle East: Structural Causes and Uneven Modernisation 1950–2015 by Karel Cerný (Cerny)
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Overview: Middle Eastern instability is manifest externally in many ways: by crises afflicting governing regimes, the rise of political Islam, terrorism, revolution, civil war, increased migration, and the collapse of many states. This book examines the roots of this instability using a theoretically original and empirically supported historical-sociological comparative analysis. Countering common interpretations of postcolonial Middle Eastern development,
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Download Gerulata: The Lamps by Robert Frecer (.PDF)

Gerulata: The Lamps – Roman Lamps in a Provincial Context by Robert Frecer
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Overview: For the ancient Romans, lamps were more than just a way to be able to see in the dark―they were mythical muses, witnesses to secrets, and instruments of the supernatural. Far more familiar to the average Roman than the high art of mosaics, statues, or frescos, lamps created the atmosphere of day-to-day life in the homes, workshops, and public houses of Roman provincial towns.

This catalog brings together for the first time the 210 ancient lamps excavated since 1949 in Bratislava-Rusovce, a suburb of the capital of Slovakia and the site of the ancient Roman settlement of Gerulata. What may appear at first glance as a standard panoply of Roman lamps is comprehensively examined to uncover signs of wear and use, unique personal inscriptions, and exceptional forms. This book reveals the stunning wealth of knowledge that can be gained from the study of lighting devices in this liminal settlement on the tough northern frontier of the Roman Empire.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Download Roman Officers and English Gentlemen by Richard Hingley (.PDF)

Roman Officers and English Gentlemen: The Imperial Origins of Roman Archaeology by Richard Hingley
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Overview: This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence. This distortion of the facts became accepted truth and its legacy is still felt in archaeology today. While tracing the development of these ideas, the author also gives the reader a throrough grounding in the history of Roman archaeology itself.
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Download The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum by Mantha Zarmakoupi (.PDF)

The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum: Archaeology, Reception, and Digital Reconstruction by Mantha Zarmakoupi (Sozomena: Studies in the Recovery of Ancient Texts, 1)
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Overview: The Villa of the Papyri is a unique archaeological site and has been very influential in the field of classical studies. The papyri and bronze sculptures found in the villa have contributed to our knowledge of the ancient world. This volume presents contributions on the Villa`s architecture, decoration, and content their reception since the 18th century the current state of knowledge and a discussion on the use of digital models.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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