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Looking for History

Looking for History

Dispatches from Latin America

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307426673
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin America’s recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombia’s cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu that has kept Fidel Castro in power for more than 40 years. And no one else can write with such acumen and sympathy about statesmen and campesinos, leftist revolutionaries and right-wing militias, and political figures from Evita Peron to Mexico’s irrepressible president, Vicente Fox. Whether she is following the historic papal visit to Havana or staying awake for a pre-dawn interview with an insomniac Subcomandante Marcos, Guillermoprieto displays both the passion and knowledge of an insider and the perspective of a seasoned analyst. Looking for History is journalism in the finest traditions of Joan Didion, V. S. Naipaul, and Ryszard Kapucinski: observant, empathetic, and beautifully written. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Looking for history in British churches

Looking for history in British churches

  • Author: Mary Désirée Anderson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 328
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Looking for History on Highway 14

Looking for History on Highway 14

  • Author: John E. Miller
  • Publisher: South Dakota State Hist Society Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 254
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Go back in time with heartland historian John E. Miller to De Smet, Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town on the prairie; Manchester, hometown of prairie painter Harvey Dunn; and Fort Pierre, fur-trade crossroads and site of Lewis and Clark's tense encounter with the lordly Teton (Lakota Sioux). Winner - Mountain Plains Library Association Literary Contribution Award.

The Heart That Bleeds

The Heart That Bleeds

Latin America Now

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307787966
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1999
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An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Research Methods for History

Research Methods for History

  • Author: Simon Gunn
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748654046
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 256
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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America

  • Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349134368
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 427
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Looking for Blackfellas' Point

Looking for Blackfellas' Point

An Australian History of Place

  • Author: Mark McKenna
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • ISBN: 9780868406442
  • Category: History
  • Page: 269
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Blackfella's Point lies on the Towamba River in south-eastern New South Wales. This work is a history for every Australian who is interested in the story of settler-Australia's relations with indigenous people, what happened between them, and how they came to confront the truth about their past.

That's Not in My American History Book

That's Not in My American History Book

A Compilation of Little Known Events and Forgotten Heroes

  • Author: Thomas Ayres
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
  • ISBN: 158979107X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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This book tackles the mesy details, reclaims disregarded heroes,and sets the record straight. It also explains why July 4th isn't really Independence Day.

Cuba in Mind

Cuba in Mind

An Anthology

  • Author: Maria Finn Dominguez
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1400076137
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 280
  • View: 4557
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An intriguing portrait of Cuba comes to life in a varied anthology of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and essays by such diverse authors as Anthony Trollope, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Elmore Leonard, Pico Iyer, Graham Greene, Oscar Hijuelos, and others who write about everything from the politics of the revolution and salsa to the Cuban passion for baseball and the exile experience. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Looking for Marco Polo

Looking for Marco Polo

  • Author: Alan W. Armstrong
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • ISBN: 0375833226
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 286
  • View: 7340
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When Mark and his mother lose touch with his father's Gobi Desert expedition, they travel to Venice, Italy, and there, while waiting for news of his father, Mark learns about Marco Polo and his adventures in the Far East.

Sicily

Sicily

Three Thousand Years of Human History

  • Author: Sandra Benjamin
  • Publisher: Steerforth
  • ISBN: 1586421816
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Tourists, armchair travelers, and historians will all delight in this fluid narrative that can be read straight through, dipped into over time, or used as a reference guide to each period in Sicily’s fascinating tale. Emigration of people from Sicily often overshadows the importance of the people who immigrated to the island through the centuries. These have included several who became Sicily’s rulers, along with Jews, Ligurians, and Albanians. Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Goths, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Hohenstaufens, Spaniards, Bourbons, the Savoy Kingdom of Italy and the modern era have all held sway, and left lasting influences on the island’s culture and architecture. Sicily’s character has also been determined by what passed it by: events that affected Europe generally, namely the Crusades and Columbus’s discovery of the Americas, remarkably had little influence on Italy’s most famous island. Maps, biographical notes, suggestions for further reading, a glossary, pronunciation keys, and much more make this unique book as essential as it is enjoyable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

History Lessons

History Lessons

How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History

  • Author: Dana Lindaman,Kyle Ward
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595585753
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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History Lessons offers a lighthearted and fascinating challenge to the biases we bring to our understanding of American history. The subject of widespread attention when it was first published in 2004—including a full front-page review in the Washington Post Book World and features on NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the History Channel—this book gives us a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed. Heralded as “timely and important” (History News Network) and “shocking and fascinating” (New York Times), History Lessons includes selections from Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada, and others, covering such events as the American Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Korean War, providing an alternative history of the United States from the Viking explorers to the post–Cold War era. By juxtaposing starkly contrasting versions of the historical events we take for granted, History Lessons affords us a sometimes hilarious, often sobering look at what the world learns about America’s past.

A Passion for the Past

A Passion for the Past

Creative Teaching of U.S. History

  • Author: James A. Percoco
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 149
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Discusses using applied history techniques such as traveling to historic sites, examining movies and documentaries, and conducting interviews, to inspire student interest in history.

History of the Catholic Church

History of the Catholic Church

From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium

  • Author: James Hitchcock
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • ISBN: 1586176641
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 580
  • View: 3542
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A comprehensive history of the Catholic Church from its beginnings in Jesus' ministry to its current status in an increasingly secular world.

My Desire for History

My Desire for History

Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

  • Author: Allan Bérubé
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807877980
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The book provides a retrospective on Berube's life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change.

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

  • Author: S. Wise Bauer
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393059758
  • Category: History
  • Page: 746
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"Chronicles the period between the 4th and 12th centuries, when rulers in Europe, the Mideast and Asia turned to religious reasons to justify political and military action, a time that included the development of Islam, the crowning of Charlemagne and the rise of the T'ang Dynasty. By the author of The History of the Ancient World."

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

  • Author: James W. Loewen
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 162097455X
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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“Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times in the summer of 2006. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.” What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.

Halloween

Halloween

Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday

  • Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469179504
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 539
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This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

Songs of the Earth

Songs of the Earth

  • Author: Elspeth Cooper
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1429997257
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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The Book of Eador, Abjurations 12:14, is very clear: Suffer ye not the life of a witch. For a thousand years, the Church Knights have obeyed that commandment, sending to the stake anyone who can hear the songs of the earth. There are no exceptions, not even for one of their own. Novice Knight Gair can hear music no one else can, beautiful, terrible music: music with power. In the Holy City, that can mean only one thing: death by fire—until an unlikely intervention gives him a chance to flee the city and escape the flames. With the Church Knights and their witchfinder hot on his heels, Gair hasn't time to learn how to use the power growing inside him, but if he doesn't master it, that power will tear him apart. His only hope is the secretive Guardians of the Veil, though centuries of persecution have almost destroyed their Order, and the few Guardians left have troubles of their own. For the Veil between worlds is weakening, and behind it, the Hidden Kingdom, ever-hungry for dominion over the daylight realm, is stirring. Though he is far from ready, Gair will find himself fighting for his own life, for everyone within the Order of the Veil, and for the woman he has come to love. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.