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Author(s): Peter K. Bol
Book Pages: 532 - Publish Date: 1994-08-01 - Publisher: Stanford University Press
Description: This book traces the shared culture of the Chinese elite from the seventh to the twelfth centuries. The early T'ang definition of 'This Culture of Ours' combined literary and scholarly traditions from the previous five centuries. The late Sung Neo-Confucian movement challenged that definition. The author argues that the Tang-Sung transition is best understood as a transition from a literary view o...
Book Pages: 528 - Publish Date: 2004-02-12 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: This 1993 book explores how the 'critical assembly' of scientists at Los Alamos created the first atomic bombs.
Author(s): Helen Birch
Book Pages: 302 - Publish Date: 1994 - Publisher: Univ of California Press
Description: The rampaging female has become a new cliché in Hollywood cinema, a sexy beauty stabbing and shooting her way to box-office success. Fatal Attraction, Thelma and Louise, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and Single White Female are a few of the recent mainstream films that have attracted huge audiences. Meanwhile, true accounts of a teenager shooting her lover's wife and a battered woman bludgeonin...
Author(s): Allen C. Guelzo
Book Pages: 528 - Publish Date: 2002-12-20 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Description: This biography of the sixteenth president explores Lincoln's life and political career along with insights into his philosophy, religious views, and moral character.
Book Pages: Unknown - Publish Date: 2013-08-01 - Publisher: Charlesbridge
Description: A stunning pictorial tour of a colonial gem, led by a professor who knows every detail of its highways and byways, its landmarks and hidden treasures, its stories and lore. Through remarkably beautiful images, Jonathan Beagle ushers readers through the Back Bay, with its Public Gardens, renowned Old South Church, and John Hancock Tower, to Bunker Hill House and the USS Constitution in the North En...
Author(s): Patrick Carroll
Book Pages: 270 - Publish Date: 2003-04-01 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
Description: Private First Class Felix Longoria earned a Bronze Service Star, a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Combat Infantryman's badge for service in the Philippines during World War II. Yet the only funeral parlor in his hometown of Three Rivers, Texas, refused to hold a wake for the slain soldier because "the whites would not like it." Almost overnight, this act of discrimination became a defin...
Author(s): Forrest Church
Book Pages: 176 - Publish Date: 2003-12-01 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Description: What makes us all Americans--whatever our differences--is adherence to a creed, a creed based upon cornerstone truths the founders believed "self-evident." From the earliest days, the survival of the new republic hinged not merely upon the expression of these grand principles of liberty and equality but upon their spiritual underpinnings. Freedom and faith were intertwined. America, as a foreign o...
Book Pages: 214 - Publish Date: 2003 - Publisher: UNM Press
Description: This study of disease among the native peoples of the New World before and after 1492 challenges many widely held notions about encounters between European and native peoples. Whereas many late twentieth century scholars blamed the catastrophic decline of postconquest native populations on the introduction of previously unknown infections from the Old World, Alchon argues that the experiences of n...
Author(s): Mary Soames
Book Pages: 368 - Publish Date: 2012-07-24 - Publisher: Random House
Description: In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history. Now approaching her ninetieth birthday, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Through a combination of personal remini...
Book Pages: 618 - Publish Date: 1991 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: Based on a combination of new research and the best of existing knowledge, this book presents a clear explanation of the unemployment problem. It aims to show how, by learning from experience and theory, better policies may be developed to avoid high unemployment in future.