Casement was outraged by what he uncovered: nearly thirty thousand Indians had died to produce four thousand tons of rubber for Peruvian and British commercial interests, under the brutal rubber baron Julio César Arana.
The Korean War: A History Modern Library ChroniclesModern Library - But for the asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. Cumings then shares the neglected history of america’s post–world War II occupation of Korea, reveals untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions, and tells of the United States officially entering the action on the side of the South, exposing as never before the appalling massacres and atrocities committed on all sides.
Elegantly written and blisteringly honest, brief, like the war it illuminates, devastating, The Korean War is, and essential. A bracing account of a war that is either misunderstood, or willfully ignored for americans, forgotten, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including an archive of captured North Korean documents, Bruce Cumings reveals the war as it was actually fought.
The Korean War: A History Modern Library Chronicles - Modern Library. He describes its origin as a civil war, preordained long before the first shots were fired in June 1950 by lingering fury over Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945.
Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont: A Penguin Lives BiographyHamish Hamilton - Macdonald, Riel seemed increasingly overtaken by a messianic mission. His controversial execution by the Canadian government in 1885 still reverberates today. Boyden, with his powerful narrative skill, creates an unforgettable portrait of two seminal Canadian figures who helped shape the country. Louis riel, a controversial métis mystic and visionary, fought for his people’s rights against an encroaching tide of white settlers.
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American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North AmericaPenguin Books - Modern Library. In american nations he takes readers on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, offering a revolutionary and revelatory take on American identity, and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and continue to mold our future. From the deep south to the far west, to yankeedom to el norte, woodard author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today, with results that can be seen in the composition of the U.
S. A new republic best book of the year • the globalist top books of the year • winner of the maine literary award for non-fiction •Particularly relevant in understanding who voted for who in this presidential election year, this is an endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven “nations” that continue to shape North AmericaAccording to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots.
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The City: A Global History Modern Library ChroniclesModern Library - Looking at cities in the twenty-first century, Kotkin discusses the effects of developments such as shifting demographics and emerging technologies. Used book in Good Condition. Modern Library. If humankind can be said to have a single greatest creation, beliefs, it would be those places that represent the most eloquent expression of our species’s ingenuity, and ideals: the city.
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The City: A Global History Modern Library Chronicles - He also considers the effects of terrorism–how the religious and cultural struggles of the present pose the greatest challenge to the urban future. Truly global in scope, the city is a timely narrative that will place Kotkin in the company of Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and other preeminent urban scholars.
Kotkin follows the progression of the city from the early religious centers of Mesopotamia, and China to the imperial centers of the Classical era, through the rise of the Islamic city and the European commercial capitals, the Indus Valley, ending with today’s post-industrial suburban metropolis. Despite widespread optimistic claims that cities are “back in style, ” Kotkin warns that whatever their form, safe, cities can thrive only if they remain sacred, and busy–and this is true for both the increasingly urbanized developing world and the often self-possessed “global cities” of the West and East Asia.
The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - Courageous and charismatic, he earns a generalship in Pancho Villa’s army, only to become discouraged with the cause after it becomes hopelessly factionalized. Demetrio macias, illiterate Indian, a poor, must join the rebels to save his family. The greatest novel of the mexican revolution, in a brilliant new translation by an award-winning translator The Underdogs is the first great novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century.
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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World WarSt. Martin's Griffin - The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. Used book in Good Condition. Martin's Griffin. A kirkus reviews best Nonfiction Book of 2013 Modern Library. In this book, stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. A joint biography of john foster dulles and allen dulles, when the cold war was at its peak, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's worldDuring the 1950s, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world.
John foster dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States.
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War - He uses the framework of biography to ask: why does the united States behave as it does in the world?The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies-many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world.
These campaigns helped push countries from guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. This is how the dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world.
Death in the Andes: A NovelPicador - Modern Library. St. Penguin Books. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. Peruvian army corporal lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible.
Used book in Good Condition. Martin's Griffin. In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomás entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men.
Death in the Andes: A Novel - Death in the andes is an atmospheric suspense story and a political allegory, a panoramic view of contemporary Peru from one of the world's great novelists.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic StateTim Duggan Books - A member of the yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Nadia murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon.
Six of nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Islamic state militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. It is a call to action, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, a testament to the human will to survive, and a family torn apart by war.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State - Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. St. Modern Library. Martin's Griffin. Penguin Books. Today, a survivor of rape, nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a refugee, a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide.
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