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Defunct Federalisms

Since the end of the Cold War the global arena has become a place for dynamic change, in particular for federal political units. The focus on defunct federalisms draws attention not only to the difference between state-making and nation building, it also points to the fact that state-making does not necessarily lead to the creation of a national identity. This comparative volume looks at the track record of several defunct federalism...

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The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula and the Seven Days

The Richmond campaign of April-July 1862 ranks as one of the most important military operations of the first years of the American Civil War. Key political, diplomatic, social, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan faced off on the peninsula between the York and James Rivers. The climactic clash came on June 26-July 1 in what became known as the Seven Days battles, when Lee, newly appointed as com...

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The Geek Atlas

The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler's guide, you'll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Travel to Munich to see the world's largest science museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, ponder a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity College, Cambridge, and more. Each ...

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L'ouragan homicide - L'attentat politique en France au XIXe siècle

De la machine infernale de la rue Saint-Nicaise à l'assassinat du président Sadi Carnot, le xixe siècle est marqué en France par de nombreux attentats, qui à l'aide de poignards, de pistolets et de fusils, de machines infernales et de bombes, visent les chefs d'État, les lieux de pouvoir, comme l'Assemblée nationale, les sièges des compagnies minières, les domiciles de certains magistrats ou encore les restaurants et les cafés. Attri...

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The Russian Convoys 1941-1945 (Warships Illustrated 9)

The convoys which took war material to the USSR via the northern trade route during the Second World War have a special place in the history of the war at sea because of the unequalled hardships they faced. After being assembled in the grim harbour of Hvalfjord in Iceland or a remote Scottish loch the convoys would sail through the Norwegian and Barents Seas to the Russian port of Murmansk in the Kola Inlet or Archangel on the White ...

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The Biggest Battles of the Eastern Front During World War II

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the battles by soldiers and generals on both sides *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading World War II was fought on a scale unlike anything before or since in human history, and the unfathomable casualty counts are attributable in large measure to the carnage inflicted between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during Hitler’s invasion of Russia and Stalin’s desperat...

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Children To A Degree - Growing Up Under the Third Reich (Book 1)

Karl Veth, the oldest of three children, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. By the time he was old enough to start school and begin his education, Hitler had already established a firm death-grip on the country. Children were fed a steady diet of Nazi propaganda and were often encouraged to turn on their family and friends but contrary to popular belief, not all of them bought into it. Karl is an intelligent young boy who strives t...