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 Bead & Button Special Issue
Bead & Button Special Issue
Bead & Button
2010\01
Номер: 01
Format: PDF
Size: 17 Mb
Language: English

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 The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships
The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships
Author: Tony Gibbons, David Miller
The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships
Smithmark Publishers, Inc.
1992
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 16 MB

A magnificently illustrated directory of the most important warships used by today's navies 160 fact-filled pages; over 40,000 words of text and data plus more than 120 illustrations covering 65 classes of modern warships.

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 Bliski Wschód w Stosunkach Międzynarodowych. Władza, polityka i ideologia
Bliski Wschód w Stosunkach Międzynarodowych. Władza, polityka i ideologia
Author: Halliday Fred
Bliski Wschód w Stosunkach Międzynarodowych. Władza, polityka i ideologia
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
2009
Format: pdf
Size: 125.6 MB
Language: Polish

W stosunkach międzynarodowych na Bliskim Wschodzie od dawna dominują niepewność i konflikty. Interwencjom zewnętrznym, wstrząsom politycznym i przemocy międzyetnicznej towarzyszą gwałtowne wahania cen ropy naftowej oraz roszczenia wysuwane przez przywódców ruchów militarnych, nacjonalistycznych i religijnych. Fred Halliday umiejscawia ten region i toczące się w nim konflikty w określonym kontekście. Służy temu wprowadzenie historyczne oraz przemyślana analiza rzeczywistości politycznej Bliskiego Wschodu. Autor - jeden z najbardziej znanych i cenionych badaczy zajmujących się tymi zagadnieniami - przedstawia fascynującą i oryginalną ich interpretację, odwołując się zarówno do badań nad Bliskim Wschodem, jak i do analizy teoretycznej stosunków międzynarodowych. Napisana jasnym, przystępnym i angażującym czytelnika stylem, książka jest przeznaczona dla szerokiego grona odbiorców, a w szczególności dla studentów nauk politycznych i polityków.

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 Tribes of the Southern Woodlands
Tribes of the Southern Woodlands
Tribes of the Southern Woodlands
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1994
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:27.3 mb
Pages:184
One of the better hard bound books on the subject. Easy to read and lots of photos to enhance the writers..

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 Film History: An Introduction
Film History: An Introduction
Author: David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson
Film History: An Introduction
McGraw-Hill
Quality:
Pages: 788

Language: English
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 167 МБ


Written by two of the leading scholars in film studies, Film History: An Introduction is a comprehensive, global survey of the medium that covers the development of every genre in film, from drama and comedy to documentary and experimental. As with the authors' bestselling Film Art: An Introduction (now in its eighth edition), concepts and events are illustrated with frame enlargements taken from the original sources, giving students more realistic points of reference than competing books that rely on publicity stills.

The third edition of Film History is thoroughly updated and includes the first comprehensive overviews of the impact of globalization and digital technology on the cinema. Any serious film scholar--professor, undergraduate, or graduate student--will want to read and keep Film History.

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 Time Frame - The Domestic World
Time Frame - The Domestic World
Author: Collective
Time Frame - The Domestic World
Time-Life Books
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 182
Language: English
Size: 39.2 MB

This book takes a time period and looks at what was going on all over the world at that time. Great for comparisons between cultures and areas of the world.
Essay: Shelters from the Elements
The Invention of Home Life
At the Medieval Hearth
Essay: The Marriage Bond
The Family Domain
Essay: Pleasures of the Table
A Castle for Everyone

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 The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
Author: David Gilmour
The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
2012
Format: epub
Size: 32 Mb
Language: English

A provocative, entertaining account of Italy’s diverse riches, its hopes and dreams, its past and present
Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? The question is asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance—and weakness—of Italy today.
David Gilmour’s wonderfully readable exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled by the great figures of the Italian past—from Cicero and Virgil to the controversial politicians of the twentieth century. His wise account of the Risorgimento debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it, though he paints a sympathetic portrait of Giuseppe Verdi, a beloved hero of the era.
Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines. Italy’s inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. Italy’s strength and culture still come from its regions rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation.

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 Bismarck: A Life
Bismarck: A Life
Author: Jonathan Steinberg
Bismarck: A Life
Oxford University Press
2013
ISBN: 0199975396
Format: EPUB
Size: 18,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 592
A brilliant study in power, this comprehensive biography brings Bismarck to life, revealing the stark contrast between the "Iron Chancellor's" unmatched political skills and his profoundly

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 The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
Author: Catherine Bailey
The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
Penguin Books
2013
Format: pdf/epub
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants’ quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: The Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records—but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I.

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 A Guide to the Regiments and Corps of the British Army on the Regular Establishment
A Guide to the Regiments and Corps of the British Army on the Regular Establishment
Author: J. M. Brereton
A Guide to the Regiments and Corps of the British Army on the Regular Establishment
Bodley Head
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 288
Size: 58 Mb
Language: English

A guide to the regiments and corps of the British Army

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 The World's Great Speeches
The World's Great Speeches
Author: Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm
The World's Great Speeches
Dover Publication
1973
Format: PDF
Size: 58 Mb
Language: English

Nearly 300 speeches offer provocative themes, historic parallels, and memorable quotations: Socrates, Julius Caesar, St. Francis, Martin Luther, Napoleon, Victor Hugo, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Fulton J. Sheen, Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Earl of Spencer, and many others.

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 I rioni di Roma: Storia, segreti, monumenti, tradizioni, leggende, curiosita. Volume 1
I rioni di Roma: Storia, segreti, monumenti, tradizioni, leggende, curiosita. Volume 1
Le chiese di Roma
Newton Compton
Author: Mario Sanfilippo
Biblioteca de IL Messaggero
2000 (2005)
Pages: 387
Format: pdf
Language: Italiano
Size: 34.19 MB
Quality: good

Una passeggiata alla scoperta o alla rivisitazione della storia, dei monumenti, dei palazzi, delle chiese di Roma. Seguendo una serie di itinerari proposti dagli autori, che toccano le vie, le piazze, i luoghi più significativi di ogni rione, sarà possibile addentrarsi profondamente nel tessuto cittadino, godere delle sue meraviglie artistiche, venire a conoscenza di curiosità e notizie insolite relative a tradizioni ormai dimenticate o a personaggi famosi.

Le ricostruzioni sono arricchite da aneddoti illuminanti, che danno vita all'antico rudere, o da resoconti di fatti di cronaca ambientati in un moderno palazzo.
Le descrizioni ampie e puntuali ci permettono di appassionarci al "racconto" urbanistico, anche con il sussidio iconografico di immagini antiche e moderne, che ci fanno scorgere le profonde trasformazioni intervenute nel corso dei secoli.

Camminare per le strade del rione, vagabondare tra i vicoli e le piazze lasciandosi coinvolgere dall'atmosfera "locale" ci porterà dunque a vivere la città nel quotidiano, a scoprire i suoi tesori d'arte e le innumerevoli curiosità e leggende del passato.

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 The Spirit world
The Spirit world
The Spirit world
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1992
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:32 mb
Pages:184
Contents
TOUCHING THE GREAT MYSTERY 7
THE WISDOM or THE CREATURES 49
THE POWER IN THE GREEN STALK 85
CRYING FOR A VISION 121
ESSAYS
FACES OF THE SUPERNATURAL 36
WINGED ENVOYS TO THE GODS 77
HEALING WAYS OF THE NAVAJO 113
THE SACRED SHELTERS 157

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 Great Ages of Man - Rise of Russia
Great Ages of Man - Rise of Russia
Author: Robert Wallace
Great Ages of Man - Rise of Russia
Time-Life Books
1967
Format: PDF
Pages: 192
Language: English
Size: 36.6 MB

The editors of Time-Life Books have produced another exciting series: The Great Ages of Man. The Rise of Russia is brought to you in wonderful detail through vivid photography and engaging, informative text.

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 A History of Scotland: Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish History
A History of Scotland: Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish History
A History of Scotland: Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish History
Phoenix
Author: Neil Oliver
2011
Pages: 460
Format: MOBI
Size: 3 mb
Language: English

Archaeologist Oliver has become a BBC star hosting such history programs as Two Men in a Trench. This volume accompanies his latest series, about his homeland. Scotland is wedded, for better or worse, to England, and it's often been the latter for Scotland. Periods when Highlanders and Lowlanders stood independent of the English live on, however, in historical memory. It is to such popularly recollected names as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce that Oliver accordingly pegs his narrative, which unrolls from Celtic times to Roman times to Stuart times, which expired with Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat in 1745. Like characters in a dramatic play, the historical figures are pithily characterized (Mary Queen of Scots: "dynastic dynamite") and then sent into action. While populist in style, Oliver's presentation never caricatures its actors. He imparts impressions of them as real people with passions, convictions, and choices. Including such great Scottish cultural icons as poet Robert Burns, Oliver's warmhearted yet illusion-free survey of Scottish history piques interest in the auld country.

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 Gettysburg: The Story of the Battle with Maps
Gettysburg: The Story of the Battle with Maps
Gettysburg: The Story of the Battle with Maps
Author: M. David Detweiler, David Reisch
Stackpole Books
2013
ISBN: 0811712184
Pages: 160
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 10 MB

70 color maps and insightful text tell the hour-by-hour story of the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg
Each map shows the same 3 1/2-by-4 1/2-mile view of the battlefield, allowing the reader to visualize the battle as it developed over the entire area, including key engagements, troop movements and positions, and locations of commanders
Sheds new light on important events such as the first clash west of town on July 1, the fighting for Cemetery Hill, the defense of Little Round Top, Pickett's Charge, and more
Crystal-clear maps and narrative make this an ideal introduction for newcomers while the unique approach offers fresh perspectives for those who've read every book on the battle
Perfect companion for battlefield visits and armchair-general debates

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 Simple Heraldry
Simple Heraldry
Simple Heraldry
Mayflower Assoc
Author: Sir Iain Moncreiffe, Don Pottinger
1979
Pages: 70
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0831777999
Size: 33 mb



Cheerfully Illustrated by Iain Moncreiffe and Don Pottinger.
Don Pottinger was a herald painter extraordinary to the Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms.
The colourful drawings illustrate and explain coats of arms, badges, flags, signifying headgear, and other heraldic items of actual persons and institutions.

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