America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation

By Elaine Tyler May

In 1960, the FDA licensed the contraceptive generally known as “the pill.” Advocates, builders, and brands believed that the handy new drug may positioned an finish to undesirable being pregnant, ascertain satisfied marriages, or even get rid of poverty. yet as popular historian Elaine Tyler could unearths in America and the Pill, it was once girls who embraced it and created swap. They used the capsule to problem the authority of medical professionals, pharmaceutical businesses, and lawmakers. They proven that the capsule was once approximately even more than relatives planning—it provided girls regulate over their our bodies and their lives. From little-known bills of the early years to non-public tales from younger ladies at the present time, may possibly illuminates what the tablet did and did not in attaining in the course of its part century at the market.

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The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea

By Charles Robert Jenkins, Jim Frederick

In January of 1965, twenty-four-year-old U.S. military sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins deserted his put up in South Korea, walked around the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean squaddies status sentry alongside the world's so much seriously militarized border. He believed his motion could get him again to the States and a quick penitentiary sentence. as an alternative he chanced on himself in one other kind of felony, the place for 40 years he suffered less than some of the most brutal and repressive regimes the area has recognized. This fast moving, harrowing story, informed it seems that and easily by means of Jenkins (with journalist Jim Frederick), takes the reader in the back of the North Korean curtain and divulges the interior workings of its remoted society whereas delivering a strong testomony to the human spirit.

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Promises to Keep: The United States

By Paul S. Boyer

Designed for the "U.S. due to the fact that 1945" path, this complete survey provides the area conflict II adventure as a backdrop for realizing contemporary advancements and occasions in American background. The textual content beneficial properties 4 imperative, interwoven topics: the pervasive effect of the chilly struggle; the results of social-protest routine between African americans, ladies, and different teams; the assets and influence of monetary, demographic, and cultural adjustments; and an intensive exam of politics.

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Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890

By Peter Pagnamenta

“A deeply researched and finely added examine what can most sensible be defined as a counterintuitive slice of yankee history.”—Washington Post

From the 1830s onward, a succession of well-born Britons headed west to the good American desert to discover experience and achievement. They introduced their canine, carrying weapons, valets, and all of the attitudes and prejudices in their classification. Prairie Fever explores why the West had this kind of robust romantic attraction for them at a time while their inherited wealth and keenness for game had no American equivalent.

In attention-grabbing and infrequently comedian element, the writer indicates how the British behaved—and what the fur investors, searching courses, and usual americans made from them—as they crossed the rustic to work out the Indians, hunt buffalo, and finally construct livestock empires and purchase up substantial tracts of the West. yet as British blue bloods turned American landowners, they discovered themselves attacked and reviled as “land vultures” and accused of trying a brand new colonization. In a last denouement, Congress moved opposed to the foreigners and handed a legislation to forestall them from purchasing land.

sixteen pages of illustrations; 2 maps

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Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy

By Charles Pellegrino

On the one hundredth anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, a favorite Titanic researcher deals a last probability to work out the send ahead of it disappears forever

The Titanic was once the largest, most opulent passenger send the realm had ever obvious; the advertisements proclaimed it to be unsinkable. while it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing greater than 1,500 humans, the area used to be perpetually replaced and the general public has been spellbound ever due to the fact that. Now, a century later, the Titanic is ready to vanish back: its infrastructure is decided to break down within the following couple of years. during this e-book, scientist Charles Pellegrino deals what could be the final chance to work out the send ahead of it truly is misplaced to the seas for eternity. The final publication to be written whereas survivors have been nonetheless alive and ready to give a contribution info, Farewell, Titanic contains many untold tales concerning the sinking and exploration of the unsinkable ship.

  • Author Charles Pellegrino supplied resource fabric for James Cameron's Oscar-winning Titanic movie, that is being re-released in 3D whilst the book
  • Includes sixteen pages of never-before-published full-color photos of the sunken vessel
  • Includes all-new information regarding the Titanic study that has been conducted within the final decade
  • Written by means of a New York Times bestselling writer who participated within the post-discovery research of the Titanic's is still in the course of the excursion that instantly Robert Ballard's Titanic discovery in 1985

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Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World (Hinges of History)

By Thomas Cahill

In quantity VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History sequence, Thomas Cahill courses us via a time so jam-packed with innovation that the Western international wouldn't back event its like till the 20 th century: the recent humanism of the Renaissance and the novel spiritual changes of the Reformation.
       This used to be an age during which entire continents and peoples have been stumbled on. It was once an period of chic inventive and medical experience, but in addition of newly strong princes and armies—and of remarkable braveness, as millions refused to bow their heads to the spiritual pieties of the earlier. In those exquisitely written and lavishly illustrated pages, Cahill illuminates, as not anyone else can, the nice gift-givers who formed our history—those who left us an international extra assorted and intricate, extra striking and pleasant, extra appealing and robust than the single they'd chanced on.

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Midnight's Descendants: South Asia from Partition to the Present Day

By John Keay

An epic narrative background that compares and contrasts the fortunes of all of the nations that make up South Asia. If British India had no longer been partitioned in 1947, its inhabitants may at the present time be the world's biggest. At c1.5 billion, Midnight's Descendants (the offspring of these laid low with 'the hour of darkness hour' Partition) already outnumber Europeans and chinese language; and they're becoming quicker than both. They include the entire peoples of what's now referred to as 'South Asia' (the hottest time period for the partitioned subcontinent of recent India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, plus Nepal and Sri Lanka). 'Midnight's Descendants' is the 1st heritage of the quarter as a complete. Correlating and contrasting the fortunes of all of the constituent international locations during the last six many years provides certain insights into what's hailed as one of many world's such a lot dynamic areas. John Keay is a professional at the area and the e-book could be the first account to include the wealthy tale of South Asia's transnational, or 'diasporic', peoples - from the neglected narratives of the subcontinent to the increase of India as an international strength, 'Midnight's Descendants' can be expansive and tumultuous within the nice culture of India's narrative epics.

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The Colony: A History of Early Sydney

By Grace Karskens

A groundbreaking historical past of the marvelously opposite, perpetually lively early years of the colony of Sydney
 
From the glowing harbor to the Cumberland simple, from convicts to the city's political elite, from the effect of its geology to its economic climate, this groundbreaking history offers an intimate account of the transformation of a campsite in a gorgeous cove to the city that later turned Australia's greatest and best-known urban. Skillfully revealing how the landscape formed the lives of the Aboriginal population and novices alike, this background first strains the ways that relationships among the colonial professionals and traditional women and men broke with outdated styles, and the way settler and Aboriginal histories turned entwined. It additionally uncovers the binds among the burgeoning township and its rural hinterland increasing alongside the river structures of the Cumberland undeniable. Enthusiastically acquired on first ebook, it is a landmark account of the birthplace of recent Australia, and a desirable and richly textured narrative of individuals and place.

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