Download E-books Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific PDF

The Pacific conflict replaced without warning in November 1943 while Admiral Chester Nimitz unleashed a constant 18-month, 4,000-mile offensive around the crucial Pacific, spearheaded by means of speedy service activity forces and U.S. Marine and military attack troops. The surprising American proclivity for amphibious frontal attacks opposed to fortified islands astonished jap commanders, who referred to as them “storm landings” simply because they differed so sharply from the constrained landings of 1942-43.

This is the tale of 7 epic attacks from the ocean opposed to murderous enemy fire―Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. each one dicy conflict more desirable the U.S. potential to pay attention overwhelming naval strength opposed to island and actually kick down front door. whereas the attack forces discovered helpful operational classes from every one touchdown, so did the japanese. the last word U.S. victory within the seven “storm landings” got here on the overall fee of 100,000 killed and wounded. The survivors confronted the chance of even bloodier destiny beachheads opposed to mainland Japan.

Award-winning historian Joseph Alexander relates this amazing tale with a simple narrative variety reinforced via years of examining U.S. and eastern conflict debts, own interviews with veterans, and his personal amphibious war event. Abounding with human-interest tales of colourful “web-footed amphibians,” his booklet vividly portrays the sheer drama of those naval battles whose significance and ferocity may possibly by no means back be noticeable during this world.

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Download E-books The Mughal High Noon: The Ascent of Aurangzeb PDF

By Srinivas Rao Adige

Within the mid-seventeenth century, the sons of unwell Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan—Dara, Shuja, Aurangzeb and Murad—are locked in a fierce fight for succession.

As Shah Jahan’s remedy is stored less than strict supervision, rumours start to swirl. Is the emperor alive? Or is his demise being stored a closely-guarded mystery? It’s most unlikely to understand for convinced, because the spies and brokers of the dominion exchange in incorrect information and half-truths, and purely heighten the strain among the brothers.

In this surroundings of palace intrigue and chicanery—as Murad acquires a name for overindulgence, Dara for sensitivity, and Shuja for impulsiveness—the level turns out set for a power-hungry Aurangzeb to make his ascent as emperor. despite the fact that, will Aurangzeb’s quest for domination develop into his final undoing? The Mughal excessive midday, with grasp brushstrokes, explores questions of energy, religion and contentment.

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Download E-books Breve historia de los mayas PDF

By Carlos Pallán

“Carlos Pallán Gayol nos ofrece en este volumen un resumen de l. a. historia de los mayas. En él, descubrimos que no existió un imperio maya como tal, sino que más bien, había distintas poblaciones mayas que andaban a l. a. gresca un día sí y otro también."(

“Les invito a que se adentren a través de este libro, Breve Historia de los Mayas, dentro de l. a. selva y junto a l. a. entretenida lectura de los angeles obra de Carlos Pallán Gayol observen a los angeles deslumbrante y pura luz de the US primary todo el devenir de l. a. cultura Maya, su sabiduría y misteriosa mitología, el esplendor de los reyes y reinas, guerreros y sacerdotes que vivieron en majestuosas ciudades dentro de feraces selvas tropicales, l. a. mística que desprenden sus ancestrales jeroglíficos."(

La epopeya de l. a. mayor civilización de Mesoamérica, que persiste con sus señas de identidad en l. a. actualidad. Un pueblo que levantó inmensas pirámides sin conocer l. a. rueda.

La civilización maya fue una de las más importantes de Mesoamérica, sus impresionantes pirámides y construcciones siguen maravillando al mundo, todavía más si se tiene en cuenta que fueron construidas sin usar animales de carga o l. a. rueda o que sus majestuosas ciudades se construyeron ganándole metro a metro a l. a. selva. los angeles cultura maya además, frente a otras como l. a. azteca o l. a. egipcia, ha conservado sus señas de identidad, ha mantenido sus ritos mostrando un falso sincretismo que ocultaba, en un secreto impenetrable que sólo ahora que se han descifrado l. a. mayor parte de sus jeroglíficos o se ha comenzado a rescatar su legado, parece salir a los angeles luz.

Determina Carlos Pallán que los mayas nunca constituyeron un imperio, sino una aglomeración de pueblos en continua batalla, como l. a. Grecia de las polis y desde allí traza un arco cronológico hasta los angeles actualidad en l. a. que aún existen mayas puros en Guatemala y en ciertas zonas de México. Divide los angeles historia de los mayas en tres periodos fundamentales: el Periodo Preclásico en el que presenciaremos los angeles creación de ciudades como Petén y el nacimiento de una agricultura en pugna continua con l. a. selva; en el Periodo Clásico nacerán ciudades tan majestuosas como Palenque; y, por último el Periodo Posclásico o Época de los Grandes Reyes que concluye con el ocaso de l. a. grandeza maya por los angeles colonización española, es l. a. época de esplendor del gran K’uk’ulkaan rey de Cichén Itzá o del Rey Pakal de Palenque que ordenaron l. a. construcción de las impresionantes pirámides. Los últimos capítulos están dedicados a los angeles mitología y l. a. religión de los mayas, que conciben un mundo atemporal previo a l. a. creación del tiempo, y a los logros astronómicos, resaltando las exactas predicciones meteorológicas, o los matemáticos, con una unidad de cálculo con una precisión que en Europa no se daría hasta el S.XII.

Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

• los angeles obra desvela como los angeles asimilación occidental de los mayas no es tal, ya que han mostrado un falso sincretismo, conservando en secreto su cultura.
• l. a. perspectiva del autor es directa, tomando los datos de las fuentes, sin mediación de los establecidos clichés occidentales sobre los mayas.
• l. a. obra muestra datos relevantes basados en las investigaciones más recientes, en l. a. comprensión casi completa que hay actualmente de los jeroglíficos mayas.
• Deja al lector un espacio crítico, enseñándole los diversos logros de esta cultura, por ello, es el lector el que debe separar realidad y mito sobre l. a. civilización más importante de Mesoamérica.

Una investigación amena y absolutamente clarificadora de lo que los mayas supusieron para l. a. historia de América y para nuestra propia historia, y una inmejorable oportunidad de desentrañar esta cultura compleja, pionera y viva.

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Download E-books Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee PDF

By Bee Wilson

Bad nutrition has a heritage. Swindled tells it. via a desirable mix of cultural and clinical historical past, nutrients politics, and culinary detective paintings, Bee Wilson uncovers the numerous methods swindlers have cheapened, falsified, or even poisoned our foodstuff all through heritage. within the palms of individuals and companies who've prized gains above the future health of customers, foods and drinks were tampered with in usually frightening ways--padded, diluted, infected, substituted, mislabeled, misnamed, or another way faked. Swindled supplies a wide ranging view of this heritage, from the leaded wine of the traditional Romans to modern-day foodstuff frauds--such as faux organics and the scandal of chinese language infants being fed bogus milk powder.

Wilson can pay certain awareness to 19th- and twentieth-century the USA and England and their roles in constructing either industrial-scale meals adulteration and the medical skill to wrestle it. As Swindled unearths, glossy technological know-how has either helped and hindered foodstuff fraudsters--increasing the sophistication of scams but in addition the skill to discover them. the large leap forward got here in Victorian England whilst a scientist first positioned nutrients lower than the microscope and located that a lot of what was once bought as "genuine espresso" was once whatever but--and that you just could not purchase natural mustard in all of London.

Arguing that industrialization, laissez-faire politics, and globalization have all damage the standard of meals, but additionally that nutrition swindlers have consistently been helped by means of customer lack of expertise, Swindled eventually demands either governments and contributors to be extra vigilant. actually, Wilson indicates, considered one of our greatest protections is just to reeducate ourselves concerning the joys of nutrition and cooking.

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Download E-books The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Northeast Brazil PDF

By Thomas D. Rogers

In The inner most Wounds, Thomas D. Rogers strains social and environmental adjustments over 4 centuries in Pernambuco, Brazil's key northeastern sugar-growing country. Focusing quite at the interval from the tip of slavery in 1888 to the past due 20th century, whilst human influence at the atmosphere reached serious new degrees, Rogers confronts the daily global of farming--the advanced, fraught, and sometimes poetic company of constructing sugarcane grow.

Renowned Brazilian sociologist Gilberto Freyre, whose domestic country was once Pernambuco, saw, "Monoculture, slavery, and latifundia--but largely monoculture--they opened the following, within the existence, the panorama, and the nature of our humans, the inner most wounds." encouraged by means of Freyre's perception, Rogers tells the tale of Pernambuco's wounds, describing the connections between altering agricultural applied sciences, landscapes and human perceptions of them, exertions practices, and agricultural and fiscal coverage. This internet of interrelated elements, Rogers argues, either formed monetary development and left wide environmental and human damage.

Combining a research of employees with research in their panorama, Rogers deals new interpretations of the most important moments of work fight, casts new gentle at the position of the country in agricultural swap, and illuminates a legacy that impacts Brazil's improvement even today.

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Download E-books Filhas de Safo PDF

By Paulo Drumond Braga

Um livro sobre a homossexualidade feminina em Portugal, com recurso a fontes literárias, documentos do Tribunal da Inquisição e legislação civil. Da condenação social à noção de pecado, crime ou doença, tentando identificar as personalidades mais relevantes que amavam outras mulheres. Muito presente na esfera privada, a homossexualidade feminina não terá deixado de lavrar em mosteiros, conventos, recolhimentos, lupanares, hospitais, colégios e prisões, mas igualmente de forma discreta em casas particulares, quer em meios urbanos quer rurais.

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Download E-books Israel's History and the History of Israel (BibleWorld) PDF

By Mario Liverani

In 'Israel's background and the background of Israel' one of many world's ultimate specialists on antiquity addresses the beginning of Israel and its old fact. Many tales were instructed of the founding of old Israel, all depend on the biblical tale in its narrative scheme, regardless of its old unreliability. Drawing at the literary and archaeological list, this publication thoroughly rewrites the heritage of Israel. The learn lines the textual fabric to the days of its construction, reconstructs the evolution of political and spiritual ideologies, and firmly inserts the heritage of Israel into its ancient-oriental context.

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Download E-books The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire PDF

By Anthony Everitt

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From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling writer of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian, comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its striking ascent from an imprecise agrarian backwater to the best empire the area has ever identified.
rising as a industry city from a cluster of hill villages within the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Rome turned the traditional world’s preeminent energy. Everitt models the tale of Rome’s upward push to glory into an erudite page-turner choked with lasting classes for our time. He chronicles the conflict among patricians and plebeians that outlined the politics of the Republic. He exhibits how Rome’s wise technique of supplying citizenship to her defeated matters was once instrumental in increasing the succeed in of her burgeoning empire. And he outlines the corrosion of constitutional norms that followed Rome’s imperial growth, as previous behavior of political compromise gave manner, resulting in violence and civil struggle. after all, incredible wealth and gear corrupted the conventional virtues of the Republic, and Rome was once left positive all over other than inside its personal borders.
Everitt paints indelible graphics of the nice Romans—and non-Romans—who left their mark at the global out of which the effective empire grew: Cincinnatus, Rome’s George Washington, the very version of the patrician warrior/aristocrat; the intense normal Scipio Africanus, who became again a problem from the Carthaginian legend Hannibal; and Alexander the nice, the invincible Macedonian conqueror who grew to become a task version for generations of would-be Roman rulers. right here are also the highbrow and philosophical leaders whose observations at the artwork of presidency and “the solid existence” have encouraged each Western strength from antiquity to the current: Cato the Elder, the famously incorruptible statesman who spoke out opposed to the decadence of his instances, and Cicero, the consummate orator whose championing of republican associations placed him on a collision direction with Julius Caesar and whose writings on justice and liberty proceed to notify our political discourse today.
Rome’s decline and fall have lengthy involved historians, however the tale of the way the empire was once gained is every piece as compelling. With The upward thrust of Rome, one in every of our such a lot respected chroniclers of the traditional global tells that story in a fashion that would impress, tell, and enlighten sleek readers.

Praise for The upward thrust of Rome
“Fascinating historical past and a very good read.”Chicago Sun-Times
“An engrossing background of a relentlessly pugnacious city’s 500-year upward push to empire.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Rome’s heritage abounds with amazing figures. . . . Everitt writes for the proficient and the uninformed common reader alike, in a brisk, conversational sort, with a contemporary angle of skepticism and realism.”The Dallas Morning News
“[A] full of life and readable account . . . Roman heritage has an uncanny skill to resonate with modern events.”Maclean’s
“Elegant, rapid and wonderful as an advent to his subject.”—The Spectator

“[An] attractive paintings that might captivate and tell from commencing to end.”—Booklist

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Download E-books Empress San Francisco: The Pacific Rim, the Great West, and California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition PDF

By Abigail M. Markwyn

When the greater than 18 million viewers poured into the Panama-Pacific overseas Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco in 1915, they encountered a imaginative and prescient of the area born out of San Francisco’s specific neighborhood political and social weather. through trying to please quite a few constituent teams starting from the govt of Japan to neighborhood hard work unions and local institutions, reasonable organizers generated heated debate and clash approximately who and what represented San Francisco, California, and the USA on the world’s reasonable. The PPIE encapsulated the social and political tensions and conflicts of pre–World battle I California and presaged the emergence of San Francisco as a sophisticated cultural and fiscal middle of the Pacific Rim.
Empress San Francisco deals a clean exam of this, one of many biggest and so much influential world’s gala's, through contemplating the neighborhood social and political weather of innovative period San Francisco. targeting the impression exerted by means of girls, Asians and Asian americans, and working-class exertions unions, between others, Abigail M. Markwyn deals a different research either one of this world’s reasonable and the social building of pre–World struggle I the USA and the West.


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Download E-books Alfred Rosenberg. Diarios 1934--1944 PDF

By Jürgen Matthäus, Frank Bajohr

Desaparecidos tras los juicios de Núremberg en 1946, los diarios de Alfred Rosenberg, critical ideólogo del Partido Nacional Socialista en Alemania, fueron descubiertos recientemente. Ahora, por primera vez, se presentan en una edición completa, con comentarios de los reconocidos especialistas Jürgen Matthäus y Frank Bajohr. Los escritos de Rosenberg muestran que su papel en l. a. preparación y ejecución del Holocausto ha sido claramente subestimado: Rosenberg fue uno de los antisemitas más virulentos desde los angeles misma fundación del partido nazi y apoyó el genocidio hasta sus últimos momentos. Este documento único ofrece claves importantes acerca de los angeles dinámica de violencia creada por el régimen nacionalsocialista.

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