Download E-books To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951 PDF

By Andrew Salmon

"Salmon’s brilliant use of reminiscences and dramatic fees brings alive an unjustly forgotten conflict."  —Time Out

The such a lot infamous and celebrated conflict within the Korean conflict, from a British viewpoint, hasn't ever formerly been written approximately at size: this can be the tale of the conflict of the Imjin River, whilst the British twenty ninth Infantry Brigade, and especially the fantastic Glosters of the Gloster Regiment, fought an epic final stand opposed to the most important communist offensive of the conflict. It lasted just three days, by the tip of it a battalion of 750 males have been lowered to only 50 survivors. This definitive heritage is obtainable, pacy, narrative, and paints a relocating and intriguing photograph throughout the broad use of eyewitness money owed of veterans.

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Download E-books Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages PDF

By Gwilym Dodd

Concentrating on the major function of the English medieval parliament in listening to and deciding upon the requests of the king's matters, this ground-breaking new examine examines the non-public petition and its position within the overdue medieval English parliament (c.1270-1450). in the past, historians have focussed at the political and fiscal importance of the English medieval parliament; this e-book bargains a major re-examination putting the emphasis on parliament as an important point within the provision of royal executive and justice. It appears to be like on the nature of medieval petitioning, how requests have been written and the way and why petitioners sought redress particularly in parliament. It additionally sheds new mild at the inspiration of royal grace and its functional software to parliamentary petitions that required the king's own intervention.

The publication strains the advance of non-public petitioning over a interval of just about 2 hundred years, from some extent whilst parliament used to be primarily an software of royal management, to 1 the place it used to be self-consciously dispatching petitions because the optimum courtroom of the land. Gwilym Dodd considers not just the aspect of the petitionary strategy, but additionally broader questions on the govt. of past due medieval England. His conclusions give a contribution to our knowing of the character of medieval monarchy, and its skill (or willingness) to deal with neighborhood problems, in addition to the character of neighborhood society, and the issues that confronted members and groups in medieval society.

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Download E-books Digging through History: Archaeology and Religion from Atlantis to the Holocaust PDF

By Richard A. Freund

Digging via History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's trip via essentially the most attention-grabbing archaeological websites of human history―including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the useless Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. each one bankruptcy takes readers via a distinct archaeological web site, displaying what we will find out about prior non secular lifestyles and non secular religion throughout the artifacts discovered there, in addition to what has given every one web site such powerful "staying strength" through the years.

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Download E-books Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide (A Victorian Mystery) PDF

By Emily Brightwell

If you're keen on Downton Abbey, you are going to love Mrs. Jeffries!

IN THE WEEDS

Beautiful and new on the town, Ellen Langston-Jones doesn’t have any enemies. So, while she’s discovered lifeless within the communal gardens, Inspector Witherspoon quick narrows the sector of suspects right down to one: Lucius Montague, who was once obvious threatening Mrs. Langston-Jones presently ahead of her death.

The Inspector and all of London are confident that he’s the killer, yet Mrs. Jeffries has doubts. Her greatest challenge is that Lucius Montague is a really unpleasant personality and no one—including Inspector Witherspoon’s staff—is susceptible to avoid wasting his skin. Now, she needs to flip the tide of the investigation...or watch an blameless guy take the autumn for the true killer.


A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery

 

She retains condo for Inspector Witherspoon...and retains him on his feet. Everyone’s awed by means of his Scotland backyard successes—but they don’t find out about his mystery weapon. irrespective of how messy the homicide or how soiled the deed, Mrs. Jeffries’ polished detection talents are as much as the task...proving that at the back of each nice guy there’s a woman—and crimesolver’s paintings is rarely done.

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Download E-books La Casa De Los Dioses De Alabastro (Novela Historica (m.Roca)) PDF

«Fue norma en los angeles familia Santángel que las mujeres nacidas ya cristianas llevaran los nombres de las ajusticiadas por l. a. Santa Inquisición para completar las vidas de aquellas…» Año 1559. l. a. joven Brianda, perteneciente a los angeles saga de los Santángel, una familia judeoconversa cuyas mujeres están malditas, soporta sobre sus hombros el peso de su nombre y belleza. Cuando cumple dieciséis años, su tía Sabina reclama su presencia en l. a. majestuosa ciudad de Zaragoza para que se convierta en l. a. institutriz de Leonor, los angeles enfermiza hija pequeña del matrimonio Zaporta. Allí, Brianda conocerá a su tía y a su prima, pero también a Luis, su gran amor, y a Perla, una enigmática criada morisca que custodia un secreto oculto durante años. Muy pronto Brianda comprenderá que el destino no l. a. ha conducido a Zaragoza para convertirse en niñera, sino para desvelar el misterio de l. a. casa Zaporta y de todos sus habitantes… l. a. novela más esperada de los angeles reina del género histórico, Magdalena Lasala. Una arrebatadora historia de amor y odio, de lujuria, de pasión, de traiciones y engaños en un marco histórico insuperable: los angeles Zaragoza renacentista

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Download E-books Digital Sensations: Space, Identity, and Embodiment in Virtual Reality PDF

By Ken Hillis

Digital truth is within the information and within the videos, on television and within the air. Why has the expertise -- or the assumption -- so well known throughout the Nineties pre-internet zone develop into so obvious once more via buyer purposes resembling Oculus? What does it suggest -- what does it do -- to us? electronic Sensations appears to be like heavily on the methods representational varieties generated through conversation applied sciences -- in particular digital/optical digital applied sciences -- have an effect on the "lived" world.Virtual fact, or VR, is a technological replica of the method of perceiving the genuine; but that procedure is "filtered" in the course of the social realities and embedded cultural assumptions approximately human our bodies, conception, and area held via the technology's creators.
Through serious histories of the know-how -- of imaginative and prescient, mild, area, and embodiment -- Ken Hillis lines some of the and sometimes contradictory highbrow and metaphysical impulses in the back of the Western transcendental desire to in attaining an ever extra excellent replica of the genuine. simply because digital applied sciences are new, those histories additionally tackle the usually unintentional and underconsidered outcomes -- comparable to alienating new types of surveillance and commodification -- flowing from their fast dissemination. present and proposed digital applied sciences replicate a Western wish to break out the physique Hillis says.
Exploring issues from VR and different, previous visible applied sciences, Hillis's penetrating point of view at the cultural strength of position and house broadens our view of the interaction among social family members and know-how.

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Download E-books A History of the World in 100 Objects PDF

By Neil MacGregor

The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the significant other quantity to the wildly renowned radio series

Neil MacGregor has blazed an strange route to overseas renown. As director of the British Museum, he equipped an express that aimed to inform the heritage of humanity during the tales of 1 hundred gadgets made, used, commemorated, or discarded through guy. The show and its accompanying BBC radio sequence broke broadcasting documents and MacGregor’s booklet grew to become a bestselling sensation on either side of the Atlantic and a big Christmas hit, with greater than 100,000 copies in print within the usa alone.

Examining goods from a reducing instrument from Africa’s Olduvai Gorge to the credits card, A background of the area in a hundred gadgets is an engrossing and profoundly unique paintings of heritage that would captivate readers for a few years to return.

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of the Cold War, Volume 1 PDF

By Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad

This quantity examines the origins, reasons and early years of the chilly battle. top students exhibit how the clash advanced from the geopolitical, ideological, fiscal, and socio-political surroundings of the 2 international wars and the interwar interval in addition to analyzing how markets, rules, and cultural interactions affected political discourse, diplomatic occasions, and strategic pondering. Chapters concentration not just at the united states, the USSR, and nice Britain, but in addition on different serious areas comparable to japanese Europe, the Balkans, and East Asia. They deal not just with the main influential statesmen of the period but additionally deal with the problems that mattered such a lot to peoples worldwide: nutrition, food, and source allocation; demography and intake; ethnicity, race, and faith; technological know-how and expertise; nationwide autonomy, self-determination, and sovereignty. In so doing, the booklet illuminates how humans world wide formed the evolution of the more and more bipolar clash, and, in flip, have been ensnared through it. <img src="http://cambridge.org/us/promotion/promo_buttons/CHO_button.jpg"; width="180" height="90" border="2" alt="Cambridge Histories Online" />

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Download E-books The White and the Gold: The French Regime in Canada PDF

By Thomas B. Costain

This is often the interesting tale of the French regime in Canada. Few classes within the historical past of North the US can equivalent it for romance and colour, drama and suspense, nice human braveness and far-seeing aspiration. Costain, who writes historical past within the phrases of the folk who lived it, wrote of this ebook: "Almost from the 1st I chanced on myself stuck within the spell of those brave, colourful, merciless days. yet every time i discovered myself accountable of overstressing the romantic aspect of the image and forgetful of the extra prosaic existence underneath, i attempted to stability the scales extra accurately. [This] is...a conscientious attempt at a balanced photograph of a interval which was once courageous, extraordinary, fanatical, lyrical, lusty, and, actually, particularly thoroughly unbalanced."

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