A Pocket History of the United States

European historians and commentators, admitting readily enough the substantial virtues of the American people and the value of their political experiments, long asserted that American history was nevertheless colorless and prosaic.


Author: Allan Nevins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671790233

Category: History

Page: 719

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A general survey of the events that shaped this nation tells the story of the politicians, soldiers, and citizens who played a major role in America's development

A Pocket Guide to Christian History

lives of Jesus and summarized his findings in Quest of the Historical Jesus (1905). His conclusion was that there was something strange, alien to us culturally in the teaching of Jesus. He was an apocalyptic prophet ('He comes to us as ...


Author: Kevin O'Donnell

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745952871

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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Bringing a wide range of chronological, geographical, and doctrinal history vividly to life, this concise guide highlights the key occurrences and individuals in the development and expansion of the world's most widespread religion. A bevy of diverse topics are addressed, including the Apostles and Constantine; the Celtic Church and the division between East and West; and the impact of the Reformation and the Enlightenment. This is an indispensable resource for understanding the global phenomenon of the Christian faith.

A Pocket Guide to European History

It is essential, in any history, to define one's field of study and to treat Europe as a unit is one way of achieving this aim. Providing one bears this in mind, the problem of European geography is not a problem at all.


Author: Montgomery Ashford

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445234113



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A Pocket History of the Civil War

Marty Graham's A Pocket History of the Civil War tells the story of nineteen-year-old Kirkland, who in the aftermath of the battle, secured permission from his commanding officer, gathered up as many canteens as he could carry, ...


Author: Martin Graham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849089104

Category: History

Page: 256

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Whether novice or buff, readers across the spectrum will find unique and entertaining bits of trivia, facts, and lore about key American Civil War battles and leaders in A Pocket History of the Civil War, a collection of the unusual from author Martin F.Graham. From the identification of key troop locations during seminal battles of the Civil War, to details about monuments, facts about Union and Confederate officers, readers will find myriad bits of fun and fascinating information in this unique collection. Quizzes peppered throughout the book allow readers to test their knowledge.

A Pocket History of Human Evolution

... process of childbirth, and the challenge of standing on our feet for several hours without suffering any back pain, for example. Additionally, our bipedalism allows us to run, which has also 42 A POCKET HISTORY OF HUMAN EVOLUTION.


Author: Silvana Condemi

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615196050

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Why aren’t we more like other apes? How did we win the evolutionary race? Find out how “wise” Homo sapiens really are. Prehistory has never been more exciting: New discoveries are overturning long-held theories left and right. Stone tools in Australia date back 65,000 years—a time when, we once thought, the first Sapiens had barely left Africa. DNA sequencing has unearthed a new hominid group—the Denisovans—and confirmed that crossbreeding with them (and Neanderthals) made Homo sapiens who we are today. A Pocket History of Human Evolution brings us up-to-date on the exploits of all our ancient relatives. Paleoanthropologist Silvana Condemi and science journalist François Savatier consider what accelerated our evolution: Was it tools, our “large” brains, language, empathy, or something else entirely? And why are we the sole survivors among many early bipedal humans? Their conclusions reveal the various ways ancient humans live on today—from gossip as modern “grooming” to our gendered division of labor—and what the future might hold for our strange and unique species.

A Pocket Essential Short History of the Anglo Saxons

History tells us that the Anglo-Saxon period ended at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Whilst the power of the AngloSaxon aristocracy was fundamentally destroyed by the Norman Conquest and its aftermath, Anglo-Saxon culture and its ...


Author: Giles Morgan

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857301673

Category: History

Page: 256

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From popular fiction such as The Hobbit and Game of Thrones to the universality of the English language, the continuing influence of the Anglo-Saxons can be found throughout the world. But who were the Anglo-Saxons and where did they come from? A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons traces the fascinating history of this era and its people, from the early migration of European tribal groups such as the Angles, Saxons and Jutes who mainly travelled to Britain after the end of Roman rule in 410, to the dramatic end of the Anglo-Saxon period following the victory of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This short history explores the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia, Afred the Great's defence of his realm from the Vikings and the final Norman Conquest. Also included are the compelling discoveries of Anglo-Saxon relics in modern times and many other gems. A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons provides an indispensable introduction to everything you need to know about the Anglo-Saxon period.

A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century

I know American Buddhism likes to pretend it isn't really a religion involving anything as distasteful as Some Embarrassing Deity, but it actually is a rigorous system of well-organized historical belief that requires actual study, ...


Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582439815

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Born into "a certain kind of family"—affluent, white, Protestant—Jane Vandenburgh came of age when the sexual revolution was sweeping the cultural landscape, making its mark in a way that would change our manners and mores forever. But what began as an all–American life soon spun off and went spectacularly awry. Her father, an architect with a prominent Los Angeles firm, was arrested several times for being in gay bars during the 1950s, and only freed when her grandfather paid bribes to the L.A.P.D. He was ultimately placed in a psychiatric hospital to be "cured" of his homosexuality, and committed suicide when she was nine. Her mother—an artist and freethinker—lost custody of her children when she was committed to a mental hospital. The author and her two brothers were raised by an aunt and uncle who had, under one roof, seven children and problems of their own. In the midst of private trauma and loss, Vandenburgh delights in revealing larger truths about American culture and her life within it. Quirky, witty, and uncannily wise, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century is a brilliant blend of memoir and cultural revelation.

A Pocket Essential Short History of the Victorian Era

Set in the late seventeenth century, it is a romantic tale featuring a set of historical characters. Blackmore initially had trouble finding a publisher and it first appeared anonymously in an edition of only 500 copies.


Author: Gordon Kerr

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857302083

Category: History

Page: 256

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It began with the horse-drawn carriage and ended with the aeroplane, an era, beginning in the 1830s and ending with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, that saw the British Empire – the largest the world had seen – dominate the world. British ingenuity in the fields of technological development and the heavy industry of its Industrial Revolution led to Britain being dubbed ‘the workshop of the world’ while its Royal Navy policed the world’s oceans helping to create what has become known as a ‘Pax Britannica’. A Short History of the Victorian Era details the sweeping social and economic changes that took place during this period but also examines the events of the time and the lives of the eminent Victorians who contributed so much to British success - men and women such as Florence Nightingale, Isombard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Charles Darwin. A Short History of the Victorian Era is the story of the greatest period in British history, a period that still resonates in today’s Britain. Praise for Gordon Kerr 'Factual and even-handed, Kerr presents a fair-minded introduction of basic Chinese history' - Booklist 'Thoroughly rewarding' - Travelmag 'Informative, fascinating and extremely well-researched...Gordon Kerr's book is a mini masterpiece' - ABC Brisbane

A Pocket History of The 4th Marine Division and The 4th Marine Aircraft Wing

This book examines each in detail using a variety of historical documents, both operator manuals and technical briefings developed originally by the US Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Topics for the M72 covered are basic ...


Author: USMC

Publisher: Loose Cannon


Category: History

Page: 24

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A Short Pocket History This condensed history of the 4th Marine Division's actions in the World War II Pacific campaigns is a very quick read and told in a brief style. Outlining each major action of their island hopping assaults, it gives a fast overview of the unit's history and operations. "INTRODUCTION, Each generation of United States Marines picks up the thread of history and weaves its own accomplishments into the tapestry of valorous achievement that has matched, step by step, the growth of the larger fabric of our nation. This booklet has been prepared so that those who serve today in the historic 4th Marine Division and 4th Marine Aircraft Wing may know the legacy of honor with which they have been entrusted and to which they proudly add their own unique record."

A Pocket History of the 4th Marine Division and the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing in World War II

United States. Marine Corps. 14 13 . SEMPER FIDELIS DOC . D 214.13 ; W89 / 2 BOOKSTACKS DOCUMENTS 4 IV A Pocket History of THE 4TH MARINE DIVISION and THE 4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING in WORLD WAR II এক 6ি CHINA W. Front Cover.


Author: United States. Marine Corps


ISBN: UIUC:30112104101032

Category: World War, 1939-1945


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