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Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains (Dover Books on the by Charles A. Eastman

By Charles A. Eastman

Raised as a tender Sioux within the 1860s and 1870s, Eastman knew many of the Indian leaders he portrays right here in vibrant, biographical sketches. integrated are purple Cloud, Rain-in-the-Face, loopy Horse, Sitting Bull, Little Crow, leader Joseph and nine extra. better with 12 pix, those inspiring items will curiosity any pupil of yankee Indian tradition and history.

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Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and by Rebecca Knuth

By Rebecca Knuth

No matter if the fabricated from ardour or of a cool-headed choice to take advantage of principles to rationalize extra, the decimation of the world's libraries happened in the course of the twentieth century, and there's no lead to sight. Cultural destruction is, as a result, of accelerating concern.

In her past publication "Libricide," Rebecca Knuth all for ebook destruction by means of authoritarian regimes: Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists in the course of the Cultural Revolution in China, and the chinese language Communists in Tibet. yet authoritarian governments aren't the single perpetrators. Extremists of all stripes--through terrorism, conflict, ethnic detoxification, genocide, and other kinds of mass violence--are additionally liable for frequent cultural destruction, as she demonstrates during this new book.

"Burning Books and Leveling Libraries" is based in 3 components. half I is dedicated to struggles through extremists over voice and gear on the neighborhood point, the place destruction of books and libraries is hired as a tactic of political or ethnic protest. half II discusses the aftermath of energy struggles in Germany, Afghanistan, and Cambodia, the place the winners have been utopians who purged libraries in efforts to purify their societies and keep energy. half III examines the destiny of libraries while there's conflict and a ensuing energy vacuum.

The publication concludes with a dialogue of the occasions in Iraq in 2003, and the accountability of yankee warfare strategists for the frequent pillaging that ensued after the toppling of Saddam Hussein. this situation poignantly demonstrates the convenience with which an oppressed humans, given the cave in of civil restraints, may well declare freedom as license for anarchy, construing it because the correct to be triumphant, whereas ignoring its implicit mandate of social accountability. utilizing army may perhaps to implement beliefs (in this example democracy and freedom) is futile, Knuth argues, if inadequate attention is given to humanitarian, safety, and cultural matters.

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Appian: Roman History, Vol. I, Books 1-8.1 (Loeb Classical by Appian, Horace White

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) used to be a Greek legit of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later turned a Roman citizen and suggest and acquired the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died in the course of the reign of Antoninus Pius who was once emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire even though blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the easy 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in reality conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come right down to us whole, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're precious documents of army background. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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Seventeenth-Century Mother's Advice Books by M. Urban

By M. Urban

Whereas the family sphere ruled the lives of seventeenth-century English ladies, the authors of mother's suggestion books used their roles as moms to go into the general public area of e-book. This paintings is a sourcebook of the style together with renowned mother's recommendation books, old and cultural info of the interval, and an variation of a formerly unknown mother's recommendation publication Age Rectified. whereas early mother's suggestion books concentrate on classes of piety, self-sacrifice and chastity for girls, Age Rectified advises moms to rear their young ones to develop into rational and worrying adults who will deal with their elderly moms. considering that Age Rectified used to be attributed to ''one of an analogous sex,'' textual proof and biographical info shape the root of the authorship argument for the unnamed writer of Age Rectified , girl Anne Brockman.

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The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the delight of not by Mark Forsyth

By Mark Forsyth

Mark Forsyth - writer of the Sunday instances no 1 bestseller The Etymologicon - unearths during this essay, in particular commissioned for self reliant Booksellers Week, the main helpful factor a couple of wonderful bookstall. alongside the best way he considers the knowledge of Donald Rumsfeld, naughty French pictures, why Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy could by no means have met on-line, and why just a book shop may give you that valuable factor - what you by no means knew you have been trying to find.

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WordPlay: 550+ Words You Need to Know Audio Book by Murray Bromberg Melvin Gordon

By Murray Bromberg Melvin Gordon

This well known vocabulary-building software, formerly on hand in audiocassette tape layout, is now being issued on compact discs. in keeping with Murray Bromberg and Melvin Gordon’s bestselling school room publication, 1100 phrases you want to understand, this application offers seven funny dramatizations designed to construct scholars’ be aware strength whereas getting ready them for the SAT, ACT, and ESL assessments. Dramatized tales contain these of a hapless soccer workforce, a personal eye, a chef with an accident-prone cooking convey, and others. All tales hold their listeners amused whereas they introduce phrases and observe meanings within the context of casual conversations. A 32-page ebook lists the words-to-learn from every one dramatization and gives short definitions for all of them.

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