By Elaine Tyler May
By Charles Robert Jenkins, Jim Frederick
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.
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
By Charles Pellegrino
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
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.
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.
By Grace Karskens