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Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victims

by Rosen, David M

<DIV>In this daring new study, anthropologist David M. Rosen investigates how our perceptions of the child soldier have changed radically over the past two centuries. Examining everything from Andrew Jackson&rsquo;s time as an adolescent ...

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Childhood in World History

by Peter N Stearns

<p>Taking a global look at what the category of childhood has meant from agricultural societies to the present day, <em>Childhood in World History</em> offers a vital overview of this topical field. Through comparative analysis, Peter Stearns ...

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Children of Monsters

An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators

by Jay Nordlinger

<div>What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator? A monster on the Stalin level? What’s it like to bear a name synonymous with oppression, terror, and evil?<BR><BR>Jay Nordlinger set out to answer that question, and does so in this ...

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Children of the Enemy

Oral Histories of Vietnamese Amerasians and Their Mothers

by Steven DeBonis

<p>When U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, they left behind thousands of young children fathered by American soldiers. The new regime regarded the Amerasians as children of the enemy and ostracized them from Vietnamese society. The U.S. ...

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China and the West to 1600

Empire, Philosophy, and the Paradox of Culture

by Steven Wallech

<p>A comparative history of Chinese and Western Civilization from the dawn of agriculture to the dawn of modernity in Europe, <em>China and the West to 1600</em> explores the factors that led to the divergent evolution of two major cultures of ...

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Chukchee Mythology

by Waldemar Bogoras

<p>Chukchee Mythology<br> by Waldemar Bogoras</p> <p>The Chukchi occupy the extreme north-eastern tip of Asia, adjacent to the Arctic Ocean and the Behring Strait. They are Eskimos of Western Chukotka inhabiting the Chukchi Peninsula and the ...

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Churchill's Bomb

by Graham Farmelo

<p><em>Churchill's Bomb</em> - from the author of the Costa award-winning biography <em>The Strangest Man -</em> reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear ...

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Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth

Ulysses S. Grant's Postpresidential Diplomacy

by Edwina S. Campbell

<p>In 1877 former president Ulysses S. Grant, along with his family and friends, embarked on a two-year world tour that took him from Liverpool to Yokohama with stops throughout Europe and Asia. Biographies of Grant deal very briefly, if at all,

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City of the Sun

Development and Popular Resistance in the Pre-Modern West

by Michael Martin

Reviewing history from an anarchist perspective, it is clear that the common people were rarely content to suffer domination by the powerful few. This book traces the evidence and patterns of popular resistance to social domination in the ...

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Civil-Military Relations 101: Why Civilians Have A Right To Be Wrong

by Dragos Popa

<p>The interaction between civilians and the military becomes critical in a context in which countries face levels of security threats that could endanger their political, economic and social stability. Recent incidents, such as the attempted ...

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Civilization As Divine Superman

A Superorganic Philosophy of History

by Alexander Thomson

<p>Regarded as the leading philosopher of British Fascism, Raven Thomson was greatly influenced by Oswald Spengler’s cyclic theory of history, However, in Civilization As Divine Superman, Thomson rejects Spengler’s pessimism on the future of the

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Clio's Battles

Historiography in Practice

by Jeremy Black

<p>To write history is to consider how to explicate the past, to weigh the myriad possible approaches to the past, and to come to terms with how the past can be and has been used. In this book, prize-winning historian Jeremy Black considers both

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Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War

by Sam R. Watkins

<p>Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.</p> <p>Sam R. Watkins was an American author best known for his ...

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Cold War

by Jared William Carter (jw)

<p>America's Schizoaffective Writer of short works writes a short piece on the Cold War. &nbsp;</p> ...

ISBN: 1230001746600

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Cold War Assemblages

Decolonization to Digital

by Bhakti Shringarpure

<p>This book bridges the gap between the simultaneously unfolding histories of postcoloniality and the forty-five-year ideological and geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Not only did the superpowers rely upon the decolonizing

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Cold-War Liberalism and Neoconservatism

by Zhongjing Liu

<p>Extract: It can be said that what is divine? Divine is that the power against you will eventually work for you. Although Franklin D. Roosevelt and the allies of the New Deal did not want to make the United States an empire, although McCarthy ...

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Colonial Violence

European Empires and the Use of Force

by Dierk Walter

<p>Western interventions today have much in common with the countless violent conflicts that have occurred on Europe's periphery since the conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Like their predecessors, modern imperial wars are ...

ISBN: 9780190911522

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Columbus & the Quest for Jerusalem

by Carol Delaney

The prevailing opinion of Christopher Columbus is that he was responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World, caused by his political and financial ambition. But Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem challenges this received ...

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Commodifying Cannabis

A Cultural History of a Complex Plant in the Atlantic World

by Bradley J. Borougerdi

<p>Cannabis is a genetically diverse plant that has been commodified for a variety of different purposes by many cultures throughout world history. For thousands of years, people have used its fiber, seed, and flowers to make rope and cloth, rig

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Compendio de Historia Universal (I) De los orígenes de la humanidad al cristianismo y el islam

by Cesar Cantu

<p>Con sobrada razón aseguró el romano Cicerón que si no se aprovechan las lecciones del pasado el mundo permanecerá en su infancia intelectual, porque desconocer lo sucedido en otros tiempos es permanecer eternamente adolescente.<br /> La ...

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