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History's Great Showdowns

History's Great Showdowns

  • Author: Edwin S. Grosvenor
  • Publisher: New Word City
  • ISBN: 1612309429
  • Category: History
  • Page: 155
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Some of the world's foremost historians - from Morris Bishop and J. Christopher Herold to H. R. Trevor-Roper and Barbara Tuchman - tell the stories of the greatest showdowns of all time. Here, Richard the Lionheart faces off against the sultan Saladin, Pope Leo I against Attila the Hun, Spanish Explorer Hernán Cortés against Aztec King Moctezuma II, and Emperor Napoleon against Russia's Alexander I. The collection ends with the 1904 standoff between President Teddy Roosevelt and Moroccan desperado Mulay Ahmad al-Raysuni over the kidnapping of an American citizen.

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech

  • Author: Sean Conant
  • Publisher: OUP Us
  • ISBN: 0190227451
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. In 272 words, spoken on November 19, 1863, among the freshly dug graves of the Union dead at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Abraham Lincoln evoked and distilled the profound significance of the terrible war in which the nation was engaged. This volume aims to place Lincoln's words in their full context. Edited by the country's leading scholars, including Sean Wilentz, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer, it approaches the Address from a number of fresh perspectives. Taken together, they show why in the century and a half since it was delivered, the Gettysburg Address has proven a seemingly inexhaustible source of somber reflection and soaring hope, its language echoed by those seeking meaning for their own struggles and sacrifices.

The Scopes Trial

The Scopes Trial

The Battle Over Teaching Evolution

  • Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756520182
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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Readers can follow the action as it unfolded in a series of narrated books that brings to life major events from history through first-hand accounts, quotes from participants, diagrams, photographs, and timelines.

Showdowns

Showdowns

The 20 Greatest Wrestling Rivalries of the Last Tw

  • Author: Jeremy Roberts
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439188149
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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Two decades of the top twenty fan favorites and the matches that made them famous. It starts with an insult...then comes a push, a shove...a betrayal. Before you know it, the two wrestlers are at each other's throats. It's a rivalry, it's personal...it's a showdown. Some showdowns are straightforward: John Cena wants to prove himself by taking on JBL; Randy Orton knows that if he can slay Undertaker, it will prove that he is the legend killer. Others are grudge matches -- The Rock is finally going to put Stone Cold Steve Austin, the bionic redneck, in his place. There are conflicts we can all identify with: Steve Austin doing to Mr. McMahon what we dream of doing to our boss every Monday morning. There are the epic showdowns that evoke the eternal struggle: Undertaker versus Kane. And the truly bizarre: Mankind against Shawn Michaels. Here for the first time ever, Jeremy Roberts (co-author of Controversy Creates Cash and Batista Unleashed) examines the top twenty rivalries of the past twenty years. Roberts takes us on a veritable tour of recent wrestling history, from Hulk Hogan's showdowns with Randy Savage to the gargantuan struggles between Undertaker and Batista. The high-flying action of the Hardy Boyz, the Dudleys, Edge & Christian -- all are examined in what amounts to a brief for the wrestlers' inclusion in the hall of fame. From the Monday Night Wars between nWo and D-Generation X to the real-life conflict that spawned Matt Hardy's memorable bloodfest with Edge, Roberts takes you into the ring so vividly you'll come away with bruises.

Questioning The Millennium

Questioning The Millennium

  • Author: Stephen Jay Gould
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409000060
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 208
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Stephen Jay Gould examines the phenomenon of the millennium. He looks at the origins of the term in the Biblical prophecies of the Book of Revelation - if the six ages of man date from 4000BC, will 2000AD signify the end of time? Gould describes how the meaning of the word has evolved to its present day usage and tackles the debate over whether the millennium ends in 1999 or at the end of 2000AD. He also questions the human compulsion to impose our time-schemes on the universe and wonders how far can we go in applying our mathematical principles to nature. Existing methods of calculating time are all flawed to some extent and yet the complexities of lunar months, leap years, and the calculation of dates such as Easter, are part and parcel of our fascination with calendrics as both a hobby and an occupation.

The Clay-worker

The Clay-worker

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Brick trade
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"The log of the clay worker": v. 100, p. 188-193.

The American West

The American West

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: West (U.S.)
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Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges, and Military Engagements of All Time

  • Author: Ben Thompson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062112368
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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From the Ben Thompson, author of Badass: The Birth of a Legend, comes a collection of history’s most awe-inspiring duels and showdowns, brutal crusades and epic brawls, and profiles of the fascinating people who fought in them. From Caliphs to Green Berets, some of civilization’s toughest warriors are profiled in Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch, including Cyrus the Great, St. Moses the Black, and The Rani of Jhansi, as well as in-depth analyses of how they battled their way to victory. Featuring original artworks by top graphic artists and comic book illustrators, and Ben Thompson’s signature wry, side-splitting commentary, Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch is the history of badasses, the only way it should be written: covered in blood!

Retired United States Marshals Association Millennium History

Retired United States Marshals Association Millennium History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1563116332
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine

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