By Thomas L. Friedman
"If you are simply going to learn one publication at the heart East, this can be it."---Seymour M. Hersh
One of the main thought-provoking books ever written concerning the center East, From Beirut to Jerusalem continues to be very important to our realizing of this complicated and unstable area of the realm. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman drew upon his ten years of expertise reporting from Lebanon and Israel to put in writing this now-classic paintings of journalism. In a brand new afterword, he updates his trip with a clean dialogue of the Arab Awakenings and the way they're reworking the realm, and a brand new examine family members among Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis and Israelis. wealthy with anecdote, historical past, research, and autobiography, From Beirut to Jerusalem will proceed to form how we see the center East for a few years to come.
In A heritage of Iran, acclaimed historian Michael Axworthy chronicles the wealthy background of this advanced kingdom from the Achaemenid Empire of 6th century B.C. to the present-day Islamic Republic. In enticing prose, this revised edition explains the army, political, non secular, and cultural forces that experience formed one of many oldest carrying on with civilizations on this planet, bringing us up glossy instances. Concluding with an evaluate of the colossal alterations the country has passed through because the revolution in 1979, together with an in depth examine Iran’s ongoing makes an attempt to develop into a nuclear strength, A heritage of Iran deals common readers a vital consultant to knowing this risky country, that is once more on the heart of the world’s attention.
By Joseph D. Dwyer
Concentrating on the severe dating among Ukraine and Russia, popular pupil Roman Szporluk chronicles the ultimate twenty years within the heritage of the Soviet Union and provides a narrative that's usually misplaced within the typical interpretations of the cave in of communism.
By Sina Akşin
Türkiye Tarihi, Oğuz Akkan ile Sina Akşin'in 1980 yılında oluşturdukları bir tasarının ve uzunca bir çalışma ve hazırlık döneminin ürünüdür. Türkiye Tarihi five ciltten oluşmaktadır. Her ciltte, dönemin siyaset, iktisat, düşünce, mimarlık ve sanat tarihleri ayrı bölümlerde incelenmektedir. 1. Cilt Osmanlı Devleti öncesindeki Türkleri ele almaktadır. 2. Cilt Osmanlı Tarihini 1600 yılına değin gözden geçirmektedir. three. Cilt 1600-1908 yıllarını kapsıyor. four. Cilt 1908-1980 dönemini inceliyor. five. Cilt 1980-1995 dönemini, yani şimdiki Türkiye'yi ele alıyor.
Sina Akşin yazarlar kadrosunu oluşturmuş ve yayın yönetmenliğini üstlenmiştir. Siyaset Tarihi bölümlerinin yazarları Ümit Hassan, Metin Kunt, Sina Akşin, Mete Tunçay, Cemil Koçak, Hikmet Özdemir, Bülent Tanör'dür. İktisat Tarihi bölümlerini Halil Berktay, Suraiya Faroqhi, Korkut Boratav, Zafer Toprak yazmışlardır. Düşünce Tarihi bölümleri Ümit Hassan, Hüseyin Yurdaydın, Sina Akşin, Selahattin Hilav, Murat Katoğlu tarafından kaleme alınmıştır. Mimarlık ve Sanat tarihi bölümlerinin tek yazarı Ayla Ödekan'dır.
Sina Akşin Türkiye Tarihi'nin amacını şöyle açıklamaktadır: "... Türkiye'de okullarda ve üniversitelerde okutulan tarih genellikle yüzeysel bir tarihtir. Okullarda öğrenciler için tarih en çekilmez, ezbere dayalı, anlamsız ders durumundadır. Üniversite tarih bölümlerinin puanları, yani tarihçiliğe rağbet, çok düşüktür. Tarih, birçoklarımızın gözünde gerçeğin araştırılacağı, heyecan verici bir bilim dalı değil, kabul edilmiş belirli ideolojik ya da siyasal tutumları destekleyecek kanıtların derleneceği bir alandan ibarettir. İşte biz, bu kitabın, ülkemiz tarihçiliğini hal-i pur melalinden kurtarmaya belki mütevazi bir katkısı olur diye düşündük."
Elinizdeki bu cilt, Osmanlı Devleti'nin 1600-1908 dönemindeki siyasal, iktisat, düşünce ve bilim tarihi; mimarlık ve sanat için vazgeçilmez bir kaynaktır.
By Howard Zinn
Containing simply the twentieth-century chapters from Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's heritage of the U.S., this revised and up-to-date version contains new chapters -- overlaying Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election, and the "war on terrorism."
Highlighting not only the standard phrases of presidential administrations and congressional actions, this e-book will give you a "bottom-to-top" standpoint, giving voice to our nation's minorities and letting the tales of such teams as African american citizens, girls, local american citizens, and the employees of all nationalities be informed of their personal phrases.
By Helen Bryan
An overseas bestseller with over 1000000 readers.
With struggle threatening to unfold from Europe to England, the sleepy village of Crowmarsh Priors settles right into a new type of common: Evacuees from London are billeted in neighborhood houses. Nightly air raids turn into grimly mundane. The tightening vice of rationing curtails each convenience. males depart to struggle and die. And 5 girls forge an not going bond of friendship that may swap their lives forever.
Alice Osbourne, the stolid daughter of the overdue vicar, is reeling from the inside track that Richard Fairfax broke their engagement to marry Evangeline Fontaine, an American lady from the Deep South. Evangeline’s arrival reasons a stir within the village—but now not the chaos that will occur in the event that they knew her reasons for being there. Scrappy Elsie Pigeon is one of the terrible of London who see the evacuations as an opportunity to flee a lifetime of destitution. one other new arrival is Tanni Zayman, a tender Jewish woman who fled the horrors of Europe and now waits along with her infant son, convinced that the remainder of her relations is secure and guaranteed to appear any day. after which there’s Frances Falconleigh, a madcap, fearless debutante whose father is decided to maintain her within the geographical region and out of the papers.
As the warfare and its relentless hardships accentuate round them, an identical struggles that threaten to tear aside their lives additionally carry the 5 nearer jointly. They draw power from each other to defeat bold enemies—hunger, falling bombs, the looming possibility of a Nazi invasion, and a traitor of their midst—and locate impressive power inside themselves to aid their acquaintances. Theirs is a war-forged loyalty that would live longer than the fiercest conflict and undergo years and distance.
When 4 of the ladies go back to Crowmarsh Priors for a VE Day social gathering fifty years later, tv cameras specialize in the heartwarming tale of those outdated ladies as battle brides of a bygone age, yet pass over the extra newsworthy perspective. The women’s challenge isn't really to commemorate or remember—they’ve lower back to settle a ranking and avenge considered one of their own.
Revised version: This variation of War Brides comprises editorial revisions.
A strong first-hand account of the various generations and ethnic teams of guys who've equipped America's skyscrapers.
From the early days of metal development in Chicago, throughout the nice growth years of latest York urban ironwork, and up throughout the current, High Steel follows the trajectory of careers inextricably associated with either nice accomplishment and catastrophic catastrophe.
The own tales demonstrate the lives of ironworkers and the hazards they face as they stroll around the windswept, swaying summits of tomorrow's skyscrapers, balanced on metal girders occasionally simply six inches large. Rasenberger explores either the best accomplishments of ironwork—the vaulting bridges and towers that outline America's skyline—and the deadliest mess ups, similar to the Quebec Bridge cave in of 1907, while seventy five ironworkers, together with 33 Mohawk Indians, fell to their deaths. excessive metal is an available, exciting, and vertiginous portrait of the lives of a few of our such a lot courageous but unrecognized men.
By C. S. Forester, C.S. Forester
During this gripping story of turmoil and triumph at the excessive seas, Horatio Hornblower emerges from his apprenticeship as midshipman to stand new obligations thrust upon him via the fortunes of conflict among Napoleon and Spain. Enduring near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand wrestle with Spanish seamen, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horror of existence at the struggling with ships of the Napoleonic Wars, the younger lieutenant distinguishes himself in his first self sustaining command. He additionally faces an event specific in his event: Maria.
By Edward Robb Ellis