Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece

By Lesley Adkins

This convenient reference offers accomplished entry to over 3 millennia of old Greek background and archaeology, from the start of the Minoan civilization to the autumn of the Greek states to the Romans by way of 30 BC. transparent, authoritative, and hugely prepared, the Handbook to existence in Ancient Greece presents a fascinating examine a civilization that when stretched from what's now sleek Greece, to Spain, India, and past; a civilization that has had a big and lasting impression at the improvement of myriad points of Western tradition, from philosophy and drugs to democracy and city planning.
The thematically prepared chapters hide an exhaustive diversity of issues: armies and guns, rulers from Alexander the nice to Xerxes, the increase and fall of diverse city-states, particularly Sparta and Athens, agriculture, architectural types, craft industries, non secular fairs, deities, trip and delivery, mythological figures, even Greek options of the afterlife. The consultant contains a wide-ranging bibliography for every bankruptcy, in addition to over a hundred and eighty maps, images, and line drawings.
Combining either archaeological and old facts, the Handbook to existence in old Greece is vital analyzing for an individual drawn to Greek historical past, the classics, or an summary of the Greek interval.

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One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War

Battalion 3/5 suffered the top variety of casualties within the conflict in Afghanistan. this is often the tale of 1 platoon in that unusual battalion.
Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the rustic, realizing their efforts have been just a footprint within the sand, the fifty Marines of third Platoon fought in Sangin, the main harmful district in all of Afghanistan. So heavy have been the casualties that the Secretary of protection provided to drag the Marines out. as a substitute, they driven ahead. every one Marine in third Platoon patrolled and a part miles an afternoon for 6 months—a overall of 1 million steps—in seek of a ghostlike enemy that struck without notice. Why did the Marines assault and assault, day after day?  
each day introduced a brand new skirmish. each one footfall may perhaps set off an IED. part the Marines in third Platoon didn’t make it intact to the top of the travel. One Million Steps is the tale of the fifty courageous males who confronted those grim odds and refused to backpedal. in accordance with Bing West’s embeds with third Platoon, in addition to on their handwritten log, it is a gripping grunt’s-eye view of existence at the entrance strains of America’s longest struggle. Writing with a wrestle veteran’s compassion for the fallen, West additionally deals a damning critique of the higher-ups who anticipated our warriors to behave as nation-builders—and whose failed technique placed American lives at pointless risk.
every time a chief used to be struck down, one other rose as much as take his position. How does one guy instill braveness in one other? What welded those males jointly as firmly as metal plates?
This awesome e-book is the tale of warriors stuck among a maddening, unrealistic process and their dependable dedication to the struggle. Fearsome, inspiring, and poignant in its telling, One Million Steps is bound to develop into a vintage, a different and enduring testomony to the yankee warrior spirit.
Praise for One Million Steps
“West exhibits the truth of recent conflict in a fashion that's completely gripping.”—Max Boot, writer of Invisible Armies
“A gripping, boot-level account of Marines in Afghanistan through the bloody fight with Taliban fighters.”Los Angeles Times
One Million Steps transcends strive against narrative: it truly is an epic of latest small-unit combat.”—Eliot A. Cohen, writer of Supreme Command
“A blistering attack on America’s senior army leadership.”The Wall road Journal
“A heart-pounding portrayal . . . a compelling account of what those males endured.”—The Washington Post
“Stunning, sobering, and brilliantly written.”—Newt Gingrich
“One of the main intrepid army reporters, Bing West, provides a heart-wrenching account of 1 platoon’s fight.”—Bill Bennett, host of Morning in America
“Bing West has reconfirmed his status as the most intrepid and insightful observers of America’s wars. . . . One Million Steps unearths the essence of small-unit strive against, the very soul of war.”The Weekly Standard
“A searing learn, however it is one who all american citizens may still adopt. We ship our sons into conflict, and few recognize what our warriors experience.”—The Washington Times

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A History of Germany 1918-2014: The Divided Nation

By Mary Fulbrook

The fourth version of A historical past of Germany, 1918-2014: A Divided Nation introduces scholars to the main issues of 20th century German historical past, tracing the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany because 1918. Now completely up-to-date, the textual content contains new assurance of the Euro drawback and a assessment of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship.

  • New variation of a well known, vintage survey via a number one student within the box, completely up-to-date for a brand new iteration of readers
  • Provides an summary of the turbulent historical past of Germany from the tip of the 1st global conflict in the course of the 3rd Reich and past, reading the nature and results of warfare and genocide
  • Treats German historical past from 1918 to 2014 from the views of instability, department and reunification, masking East and West German background in equivalent depth
  • Offers very important reflections on Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship because it extends right into a new term
  • Concise, important assurance of this era make it an incredible source for undergraduate students

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Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

By M. G. L. Cooley

The unique variation of Pompeii: A Sourcebook used to be a very important source for college students of the location. Now up to date to incorporate fabric from Herculaneum, the neighbouring city additionally buried within the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook permits readers to shape a richer and extra diversified photograph of city existence at the Bay of Naples.


Focusing upon inscriptions and historical texts, it interprets and units into context a consultant pattern of the large variety of resource fabric exposed in those cities. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from ads for gladiatorial contests to like poetry, the person chapters discover the early heritage of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their destruction, spare time activities, politics, trade, faith, the relations and society. information regarding Pompeii and Herculaneum from authors dependent in Rome is integrated, however the nice majority of assets come from the towns themselves, written by means of their traditional population – women and men, voters and slaves.


Encorporating the newest examine and reveals from the 2 towns and more advantageous with extra photos, maps, and plans, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook deals a useful source for somebody learning or vacationing the sites.

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A Cultural History of the Modern Age, Volume 2

By Egon Friedell

A Cultural background of the trendy Age: Baroque, Rococo and Enlightenment

This is the second one quantity of Friedell's huge A Cultural heritage of the fashionable Age. A key determine within the flowering of Viennese tradition among the 2 global wars, this 3 quantity paintings is taken into account his masterpiece. The centuries lined during this moment quantity mark the victory of the scientifi c brain: in nature-research, language-research, politics, economics, struggle, even morality, poetry, and faith. All platforms of notion produced during this century, both start with the scientifi c outlook as their beginning or regard it as their maximum and fi nal goal.

Friedell claims 3 major streams pervade the eighteenth century: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Classicism. In traditional use, through "Enlightenment" we suggest an severe rationalistic tendency of which initial levels have been famous within the 17th century. Th e time period "Classicism", is easily understood.

Under the time period "Revolution" Friedell contains all pursuits directed opposed to what has been dominant and conventional. Th e goals of such activities have been home improvement the nation and society, banning all esthetic canons, and dethronement of cause through sentiment, all within the identify of the "Return to Nature." Th e Enlightenment tendency should be obvious as laying the floor for an age of revolution. Th is moment quantity maintains Friedell's dramatic background of the riding forces of the 20th century.

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Who Was Jesus?

By Ellen Morgan

This interesting addition to the best-selling Who Was...? sequence doesn't settle questions of theology. in its place, it provides younger readers with a biography that covers what's identified traditionally approximately Jesus and locations in his lifestyles within the context of his international while Jerusalem was once a part of the Roman Empire. In an even-handed and easy-to-read narrative, this title—illustrated with 80 black-and-white drawings—also explains the early origins of Christianity and the way it turned a big faith.

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The Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

By Fred Lerner

This article describes the position that libraries performed in historic Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the traditional Western Clasical international, the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It maintains with the libraries of colonial the USA, the Library of Congress, collage libraries, and modern huge public library structures. With the discovery of the printing press and the unfold of literacy, libraries served the typical reader, in addition to the priestly and princely elites opposed to which Catholic and Protestant reformers rebelled. within the twentieth century, libraries have supported either democratic associations and feature additionally been instruments of Nazi and Soviet totalitarianism. at the present time, on the sunrise of the pc and telecommunication age, it truly is glaring that libraries of the long run will play a necessary position within the presevation of crumbling books and records, and in forming new methods of conserving more and more digitized and technological sorts of tradition. The textual content means that the position of librarians and libraries within the details age grants to be extra very important than ever.

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Pax Britannica: Climax of an Empire (The Pax Britannica Trilogy, Book 2)

By Jan Morris

Jan Morris recreates the British Empire at its surprising climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a pageant of imperial energy, cohesion, and splendour. This vintage paintings of heritage portrays a kingdom on the very peak of its vigor and self-satisfaction, enforcing at the remainder of the realm its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals. 'A appealing publication, beautifully written in a bitter-sweet sort . . . A marvellous account of what the empire was once like.' day-by-day Express

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1929: Mapping the Jewish World (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History)

Winner of the 2014 nationwide Jewish booklet Award, Anthologies and Collections
The yr 1929 represents an enormous turning element in interwar Jewish society, proving to be a 12 months whilst Jews, despite the place they lived, observed themselves plagued by advancements that came about round the international, because the crises persevered via different Jews turned a part of the transnational Jewish awareness. within the usa, the inventory marketplace crash introduced lasting monetary, social, and ideological adjustments to the Jewish group and restricted its skill to help humanitarian and nationalist tasks in different international locations. In Palestine, the anti-Jewish riots in Hebron and different cities underscored the vulnerability of the Zionist firm and ignited heated discussions between numerous Jewish political teams in regards to the knowledge of building a Jewish kingdom on its historic web site. while, within the Soviet Union, the consolidation of strength within the arms of Stalin created a far extra dogmatic weather within the overseas Communist stream, together with its Jewish branches.
Featuring a gleaming array of students of Jewish heritage, 1929 surveys the Jewish global in a single 12 months delivering transparent examples of the transnational connections which associated Jews to every other—from politics, international relations, and philanthropy to literature, tradition, and the destiny of Yiddish—regardless of the place they lived. Taken jointly, the essays in 1929 argue that, no matter if American, Soviet, German, Polish, or Palestinian, Jews through the global lived in a world context.

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