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Author(s): Johnny Ryan
Book Pages: 246 - Publish Date: 2010-09-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books
Description: A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom, and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigns; how ...
Author(s): Walter J. Boyne
Book Pages: 771 - Publish Date: 2002-01-01 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Description: Written by more than 100 international scholars and experts, this encyclopedia chronicles the individuals, equipment, and drama of nearly a century of aerial combat.
Author(s): Howard Fast
Book Pages: 517 - Publish Date: 1996-09-24 - Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Description: The best-selling novel about a slave revolt in ancient Rome and the basis for the popular motion picture.
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 ...
Book Pages: 496 - Publish Date: 1997-11-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: Life in the old South has always fascinated Americans--whether in the mythical portrayals of the planter elite from fiction such as Gone With the Wind or in historical studies that look inside the slave cabin. Now Brenda E. Stevenson presents a reality far more gripping than popular legend, even as she challenges the conventional wisdom of academic historians. Life in Black and White provides a pa...
Book Pages: 259 - Publish Date: 1978 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Description: Describes the customs, manners, and traditions of the Teton Sioux and includes personal reminiscences.
Book Pages: 216 - Publish Date: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: Editorial UOC
Description: En esta obra los autores, profesores universitarios de reconocido prestigio académico e investigador, nos ofrecen una original visión del desarrollo de la prehistoria. El discurso que se ha escogido huye de tecnicismos eruditos y de listas de fases y de culturas difíciles de memorizar y de dudoso interés para el público al que va destinado el libro. Se ha buscado, por el contrario, incidir en...
Author(s): Miranda Carter
Book Pages: 528 - Publish Date: 2010-03-23 - Publisher: Vintage
Description: In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent cont...
Book Pages: 424 - Publish Date: 2006-03-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: Courtesans, hetaeras, tawaif-s, ji-s--these women have exchanged artistic graces, elevated conversation, and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world. Of a different world than common prostitutes, courtesans deal in artistic and intellectual pleasures in ways that are wholly interdependent with their commerce in sex. In pre-colonial India, courtesans cultivated a wid...