Download E-books The Life and Death of Industrial Languedoc, 1700-1920 PDF

By Christopher H. Johnson

During this seminal booklet, Christopher Johnson writes a full-scale research of the increase and decline of industrialization within the Bas-Languedoc quarter of France. operating inside a extensive 200-year body, Johnson examines the method of the way and why a profitable commercial area remodeled itself to agriculture. Johnson is essentially drawn to de-industrialization, which units him except past historians who've studied areas merely by way of the expansion towards industrialization.

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Download E-books Colorado: A History (States and the Nation) PDF

By Marshall Sprague

Those who commute to examine Colorado will locate as a lot which means in Marshall Sprague’s well-told tale of its old clash as will those that dwell with the beauty―and the challenge.

Mountains―so appealing, the land ruled by way of the Colorado Rockies, that miners who “thought of returning to the relief and uninteresting protection in their houses again east,” in Marshall Sprague’s phrases, “found themselves held through the allure in their giddy setting, the spaciousness, the violence and serenity of the weather, the brightness of stars and the beautiful sunups.” the sweetness itself may well motivate a miner’s trust that absolutely his good fortune might flip.

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Download E-books The Climax of Capitalism: The U.S. Economy in the Twentieth Century (Kieler Studien; 231) PDF

By Tom Kemp

How did the us turn into the 20th century's dominant economic system? what's designated approximately the USA and the yankee approach of capitalism, that favoured any such swift climb to wealth and tool? And, because the outdated postwar certainties start to collapse, is the climax of yank capitalism already over? those are the topics addressed during this engrossing publication, which supplies a chronological, analytical account of the yankee economic climate from the past due 19th century to the top of the Reagan period and beyond.

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Download E-books The Beatles As Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul PDF

By Walter Everett

The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry males via Rubber Soul is a entire, chronologically-ordered research of each element of the group's musical life--composition, functionality, recording and reception histories--from its beginnings in 1956 via 1965. Richly authoritative interpretations from each on hand trustworthy musical rfile are interwoven via a documentary learn of many millions of audio, video, print, and multimedia assets. The textual content will allow common readers and musicians in addition to informed tune theorists to benefit new degrees of good looks within the tune of the Beatles.

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Download E-books Tombs of the Great Leaders: A Contemporary Guide PDF

By Gwendolyn Leick

Given that precedent days, tombs and mausolea were outfitted to make sure that unheard of participants stay within the collective reminiscence. Memorializing those that have replaced the process heritage, such websites let actual deeds to turn into the stuff of legend and consolidate a leader’s reputation; yet those websites of reminiscence additionally serve the political wishes either one of the time and of next regimes. How is politics performed out, and historical past venerated, in those destinations? Why do they develop into pilgrimage websites? How do those buildings express which means, and will they shield a leader’s immortality, really within the context of adjusting political conditions?

Tombs of the nice Leaders strains the improvement of the political tomb because the Bronze Age to this present day, targeting 20th-century memorials housing communist leaders, from Lenin in Moscow to Mao Zedong in Beijing, to Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, and Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. It additionally appears to be like on the makes an attempt through fascist rulers Franco and Mussolini to immortalize their stories. It explores the grand monuments erected for the founders of recent kingdom states, together with Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Ziaur Rahman in Dhaka, Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Karachi, and the solar Yat-sen on crimson Mountain.

Leick exhibits how those mausoleums and tombs became websites of pilgrimage, and describes the particular adventure of vacationing the websites, the responses they elicit and the context within which they're seen this day. This booklet is an engaging and revealing examine of the self-perpetuation of politicians and leaders, despots and dictators.

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Download E-books Napoleon The Great PDF

By Andrew Roberts

NOW an incredible BBC2 television sequence provided THE PRIX DU JURY DES GRANDS PRIX DE los angeles FONDATION NAPOLÉON 2014 From Andrew Roberts, writer of the Sunday occasions bestseller The typhoon of warfare, this is often the definitive sleek biography of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte lived the most remarkable of all human lives. within the house of simply 20 years, from October 1795 while as a tender artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his ultimate defeat on the (horribly mismanaged) conflict of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon reworked France and Europe. After seizing energy in a coup d'état he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had descended. In a chain of stunning battles he reinvented the artwork of struggle; in peace, he thoroughly remade the legislation of France, modernised her platforms of schooling and management, and presided over a flourishing of the gorgeous 'Empire variety' within the arts. The impossibility of defeating his so much continual enemy, nice Britain, led him to make draining and finally deadly expeditions into Spain and Russia, the place part 1000000 Frenchmen died and his Empire started to get to the bottom of. greater than the other smooth biographer, Andrew Roberts conveys Napoleon's large strength, either actual and highbrow, and the popularity of his character, even to his enemies. He has walked fifty three of Napoleon's 60 battlefields, and has absorbed the large new French variation of Napoleon's letters, which permits a whole re-assessment of this unheard of guy. He overturns many bought evaluations, together with the parable of an outstanding romance with Josephine: she took a lover instantly after their marriage, and, as Roberts exhibits, he had 3 times as many mistresses as he stated. Of the climactic conflict of Leipzig in 1813, because the scuffling with closed round them, a French sergeant-major wrote, 'No-one who has now not skilled it might have any inspiration of the keenness that burst forth one of the half-starved, exhausted squaddies while the Emperor used to be there in individual. If all have been demoralised and he seemed, his presence was once like an electrical surprise. All shouted "Vive l'Empereur!" and everybody charged blindly into the fire.' The reader of this biography will comprehend why this was once so.

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Download E-books Jane Austen's Names: Riddles, Persons, Places PDF

In Jane Austen’s works, a reputation isn't only a identify. in reality, the names Austen supplies her characters and areas are as wealthy in refined that means as her prose itself. Wiltshire, for instance, the house county of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey, is a clue that this heroine isn't really as silly as she turns out: in keeping with legend, crafty Wiltshire citizens stuck hiding contraband in a pond capitalized on a name for lack of expertise by way of claiming they have been digging up a “big cheese”—the moon’s mirrored image at the water’s floor. It worked.

In Jane Austen’s Names, Margaret Doody deals a desirable and accomplished research of all of the names of individuals and places—real and imaginary—in Austen’s fiction. Austen’s inventive collection of names finds not just her virtuosic expertise for riddles and puns. Her names additionally decide up deep tales from English historical past, in particular a few of the civil wars, and the blood-tinged ameliorations that performed out within the reign of Henry VIII, a interval to which she usually returns. contemplating the main novels along unfinished works and juvenilia, Doody indicates how Austen’s names sign category tensions in addition to local, ethnic, and spiritual modifications. We achieve a brand new figuring out of Austen’s means of artistic anachronism, which performs with and opposed to her skillfully deployed realism—in her books, the conflicts of the prior swirl into the tensions of the current, transporting readers past the Regency.

choked with perception and surprises for even the main dedicated Janeite, Jane Austen’s Names will revolutionize how we learn Austen’s fiction.

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Download E-books Youth in the Roman Empire: The Young and the Restless Years? PDF

By Christian Laes

Glossy society has a unfavorable view of adlescent as a interval of typhoon and pressure, yet whilst cherishes the assumption of everlasting formative years. How does this evaluate with historic Roman society? Did a section of sweet sixteen exist there with its personal features? How used to be adolescence favored? This e-book experiences the lives and similar to young children (around 15-25 years of age) within the Latin West and the Greek East within the Roman interval. girls and boys of all social periods come to the fore; their lives, private and non-private, are sketched with assistance from more than a few textual and documentary assets, whereas the authors additionally hire the result of contemporary neuropsychological study. the result's a hugely readable and wide-ranging account of ways the an important transition among formative years and maturity operated within the Roman international.

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Download E-books Promises to Keep: The United States PDF

By Paul S. Boyer

Designed for the "U.S. in view that 1945" direction, this finished survey offers the area struggle II adventure as a backdrop for knowing fresh advancements and occasions in American heritage. The textual content positive aspects 4 vital, interwoven subject matters: the pervasive effect of the chilly conflict; the results of social-protest events between African american citizens, girls, and different teams; the assets and influence of monetary, demographic, and cultural alterations; and a radical exam of politics.

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Download E-books Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays PDF

Imperial Rome has a reputation for wealth and comfort, yet was once the economic climate of the Roman Empire as a complete successful, by way of the factors of pre-modern economies? during this quantity W. V. Harris brings jointly 11 formerly released papers in this much-argued topic, with extra reviews to deliver them modern. a brand new research of poverty and destitution offers a clean viewpoint at the query of the Roman Empire's monetary functionality, and a considerable advent ties the gathering jointly. Harris tackles tough yet crucial questions, reminiscent of how slavery labored, what function the kingdom performed, no matter if the Romans had a worldly financial approach, what it was once prefer to be terrible, whether or not they completed sustained monetary development. He exhibits that during spite of particularly refined financial associations and the fantastic wealth of some, the Roman economic climate remained incorrigibly pre-modern and left a distinct phase of the inhabitants excessive and dry.

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