Medieval Europe: A Short History Ed 11
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Medieval Europe: A Short History Ed 11

Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society. In an accessible and engaging narrative, it tells how the peoples of medieval Europe built, understood, and changed their world. Never losing sight of the neighboring civilizations of Byzantium and Islam, it has its feet firmly planted in the medieval West, from whence it gives ample consideration to such subjects as women's lives, Jewish communitie...

The Battle of the Bulge: The German View - Perspectives from Hitler's High Command
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The Battle of the Bulge

"German assessments of the Ardennes offensive never before published; sccounts by senior officers in the German high command; the German perspective on this famous campaign." "As the allied armies swept towards the Reich in late 1944, the German High Command embarked on an ambitious plant to gain the initative on the western front.... ...an offensive aimed at destroying as many American and British divisions as possible in a massive ...

Palaces of Pleasure: From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment
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Palaces of Pleasure

“As Lee Jackson demonstrates in his beguiling study of the 19th-century entertainment industry, pleasure is, at bottom, a deeply serious business, and the sharply opposed forces at work in Victorian society were just as apparent on the sea-front of England’s south coast as in a House of Commons committee room the great strength of his book lies in its attention to detail.”—D. J. Taylor, Wall Street Journal

Using Diverse Primary Resources to Research US History
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Using Diverse Primary Resources to Research US History

I used this book to aid with my ideas about researching. This book is an easy read, and really helped me think about all the diverse sources I can use throughout my research and in my research papers/ projects. I was able to better understand what to look for within photographs, newspapers, architecture, etc. I recommend to this book to anyone interested in historical research or any college level researching student wanting to creat...

And a Hard Rain Fell: A GI's True Story of the War in Vietnam
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And a Hard Rain Fell

This was, IMHO, a very good book. It was a good narrative of the kind of life that at GI had to endure in Vietnam, as well as the mindset of the average GI who was yanked out of what was many times a happy, healthy existence and thrown into this quagmire to try and survive his 365 days in hell. I know Vietnam veterans, and I know of SOME of the scars that they carry on their psyches and how much being shunned when they came back rubb...

Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South
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Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South

Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South investigates the lives of unmarried white women―from the pre- to the post-Civil War South―within a society that placed high value on women's marriage and motherhood. Marie S. Molloy examines female singleness to incorporate non-marriage, widowhood, separation, and divorce. These single women were not subject to the laws and customs of coverture, in which femal...

Blood and Irony: Southern White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937
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Blood and Irony: Southern White Women's Narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937

This is among the best academic books ever written. Although its subject--Southern white women's depictions of the Confederacy--might seem unpromising, Gardner brilliantly uses her topic as a springboard to discuss universal themes. These include the meanings of history and memory; the relative merits of historical fiction, history, and biography; how writers obtain authority; the ways in which groups of people can consciously shape ...

The 9 11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edi
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The 9 11 Commission Report

The result of months of intensive investigations and inquiries by a specially appointed bipartisan panel, The 9/11 Commission Report is one of the most important historical documents of the modern era. And while that fact alone makes it worth owning, it is also a chilling and valuable piece of nonfiction: a comprehensive and alarming look at one of the biggest intelligence failures in history and the events that led up to it. The com...

The Matter of History: How Things Create The Past
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The Matter of History: How Things Create The Past

'The Matter of History constitutes the first successful attempt to create an historical narrative truly grounded in a non-anthropocentric ethos, both in terms of its theoretical premises and of its methodological choices ... a valuable example of an historical research able to interpret past events in order to read the present time.' Claudio de Majo, Global Environment