Bolivar: The Liberator of Latin America

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - This is robert harvey’s astonishing, gripping, and beautifully researched biography of one of South America’s most cherished heroes and one of the world’s most accomplished military leaders, by any standard. His astonishing resilience in the face of military defeat and seemingly hopeless odds, as well his equestrian feat of riding tens of thousands of miles across what remains one of the most inhospitable territories on earth, earned him the name Culo de Hierro—Iron Ass—among his soldiers.

Simon bolivar freed no fewer than what were to become six countries—a vast domain some 800, 000 square miles in extent—from Spanish colonial rule in savage wars against the then-mightiest military machine on earth. Although the creator of the northern half of Latin America, Bolivar inspired the whole continent and still does today.

Bolivar: The Liberator of Latin America #ad - It was the last warriors’ war. Indeed the war itself was medieval—fought under warlords across huge spaces by horsemen with lances, and infantry with knives and machetes as well as muskets. It was one of the most spectacular military campaigns in history, fought against the backdrop of the Andean mountains, jungles, through immense flooded savannahs, and shimmering deserts.

The ferocity of his leadership and fighting earned him the grudging nickname “the devil” from his enemies.

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The Barbarians

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - She examines the successes and failures of the principal barbarian tribes over the six centuries of their dominance and explores the surprising role of the Church as the era progressed. Finally, she explains feudalism, the strange structure that held society together into the early Renaissance, outlining how it foreshadowed and laid the foundations for the civilization that became Europe.

This rich heritage - the flowering of learning, new political and economic structures, the bold exploration and colonization of the globe, the idea of personal freedom - all were, in large part, the fruit of barbarism. Historian grace cole steps back and reviews the long history of barbarian invaders who pushed into Europe from the steppes of Asia, beginning 3, and then traces the tribes from Scandinavia, 000 years ago with the nomadic Scythians, who migrated south to plague the empire until it finally crumbled.

The Barbarians #ad - And finally, the belief that barbarians and medieval Europe belonged to a dark age is conclusively put to rest. Here is the dramatic story of the barbarians, beginning with the epochal event that shook civilization and signaled the end of the western empire: the sacking of Rome by the Visigoth Alaric in the early fifth-century CE.

She covers the rise of france and the holy Roman Empire and shows how the last great wave of barbarians - the Vikings -colonized a new world in Greenland and North America.

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Hitler

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Mariner Books #ad - Perhaps most importantly, he also brilliantly uncovers the destructive personality that aimed for and achieved devastation on an unprecedented scale. Fest reveals the singularly penetrating politician, hypnotizing Germans and outsiders alike with the scope of his projects and the theatricality of their presentation.

Fest tells and interprets the extraordinary story of a man’s and nation’s rise from impotence to absolute power, from shared premises, as Germany and Hitler, entered into their covenant. The best single volume available on the torturous life and savage reign of Adolf Hitler. Time a bestseller in its original german edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, Joachim Fest’s Hitler has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era.

Hitler #ad - As history and biography, a compelling story told in a way only a German could tell it: “dispassionately, this is a towering achievement, but from the inside” Time. He shows hitler exploiting the resentments of the shaken, post–World War I social order and seeing through all that was hollow behind the appearance of power, at home and abroad.

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Woodrow Wilson: World Statesman

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Endeavour Press #ad - His policies, perhaps more so than any other president in the twentieth century, have shaped the world today. But the recurrent themes of this balanced and engrossing portrait are Wilson's deep idealism and his drive for leadership. Deserves to be widely read. Clements displays a keen eye for anecdote and for telling quotations.

He shows excellent judgment in evaluating varying interpretations of events and is not afraid to offer opinions of his own. The book is clearly written and well-paced. John a garraty, journal of American History“An engaging and useful book. A balanced treatment of Wilson's strengths and weaknesses, his triumphs and failures.

Woodrow Wilson: World Statesman #ad - Presidential Studies QuarterlyKendrick A. Tempering the impression of Wilson as a stiff moralist, Clements reveals fascinating details of his periodic bouts of depression. Byrnes and the Origins of the Cold War’. Endeavour press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books. Woodrow wilson's visionary temperament and quick-paced leadership made him a uniquely articulate champion of the most essential American values.

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Japan: A History

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - Japan: A History #ad - Award-winning journalist noel fairchild Busch brings the country and its people vividly to life, revealing the beautiful and unusual customs, rituals, and arts of this mysterious culture. Here is the story of japan - from the mythological explanations of its birth to the rise of feudal overlords, from its isolationist policies to its emergence as a major world power, from Pearl Harbor to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.

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Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

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Penguin Books #ad - This monumental work charts the entirety of carthage's history, from its origins among the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis as a Mediterranean empire whose epic land-and-sea clash with Rome made a legend of Hannibal and shaped the course of Western history. Carthage must be destroyed reintroduces readers to the ancient glory of a lost people and their generations-long struggle against an implacable enemy.

Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization #ad - . The first full-scale history of Hannibal's Carthage in decades and "a convincing and enthralling narrative. The economist drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and master storyteller Richard Miles resurrects the civilization that ancient Rome struggled so mightily to expunge.

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Goebbels: A Biography

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Random House #ad - This comprehensive biography documents goebbels’s ascent through the ranks of the Nazi Party, where he became a member of the Führer’s inner circle and launched a brutal campaign of anti-Semitic propaganda. But how did this clubfooted son of a factory worker rise from obscurity to become Hitler’s most trusted lieutenant and personally anointed successor? In this ground-breaking biography, Peter Longerich sifts through the historical record—and thirty thousand pages of Goebbels’s own diary entries—to provide the answer to that question.

Spanning thirty years, the diaries paint a chilling picture of a man driven by a narcissistic desire for recognition who found the personal affirmation he craved within the virulently racist National Socialist movement. And he brings to his task a gift for capturing those mannerisms that are the intimate markers of personality.

Goebbels: A Biography #ad - London review of Books “An excellent and comprehensive biography. The new york review of BooksFrom the Hardcover edition. This complete portrait of the man behind that message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the Holocaust for decades to come. Praise for goebbels “Peter Longerich.

As the author of a celebrated study of the Holocaust, Longerich is better able than his predecessors to situate Himmler within the vast machinery of genocide. Named one of the best books of the year by the telegraph • from renowned german holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive one-volume biography of Adolf Hitler’s malevolent minister of propaganda.

Longerich, the first historian to make use of the Goebbels diaries in a biographical work, engages and challenges the self-serving portrait the propaganda chief left behind.

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The Great Siege of Malta: The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John

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ForeEdge #ad - The definitive battle in the clash of empires that has defined Europe for 500 years.

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Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil Forbidden Bookshelf

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Open Road Media #ad - A “blistering exposé” of the usa’s secret history of financial, political, and cultural exploitation of Latin America in the 20th century, with a new introduction Publishers Weekly. Its message is powerful, its data overwhelming and impressive. ”. Their combined efforts would have tragic and long-lasting repercussions, argue the authors of this “well-documented” Los Angeles Times book—the product of eighteen years of research—which legendary progressive historian Howard Zinn called “an extraordinary piece of investigative history.

What happened when a wealthy industrialist and a visionary evangelist unleashed forces that joined to subjugate an entire continent? Historians Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett tell the story of the forty-year campaign led by Standard Oil scion Nelson Rockefeller and Wycliffe Bible Translators founder William Cameron Townsend to establish a US imperial beachhead in Central and South America.

Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil Forbidden Bookshelf #ad - Meanwhile, townsend and his army of missionaries sought to undermine the belief systems of the region’s indigenous peoples and convert them to Christianity. Beginning in the 1940s, devastate the amazon rain forest, future Vice President Rockefeller worked with the CIA and allies in the banking industry to prop up repressive governments, and destabilize local economies—all in the name of anti-Communism.

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The First Americans

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - It is a saga as breathtaking as it is surprising. It was about 13, saber-toothed tigers, 000 years ago that the first americans, worked their way past the melting glaciers of the last Ice Age and began spreading across North, Central, people who came from Asia, giant bison, and South America - lands previously unscarred by humans and teeming with mammoths, and beavers the size of a cow.

Fully a thousand years before the pyramids at giza went up, and later, a thousand miles to the north, people on the Mississippi River were constructing even larger pyramidal earthworks, others built a city that would remain the largest in North America until after the Revolutionary War. Some of them learned to hunt forty-ton whales from dugout canoes; others built a vast system of canals that irrigated crops on tens of thousands of acres.

The First Americans #ad - But it's only recently that scientists have pieced together the elusive, compelling saga of that epic migration. And the more we learn about them, the more we must marvel at the courage, enterprise, adaptability, and enduring resilience of the First Americans. Most of us know little about the early Americans and the wonders they achieved.

In the cradle of civilization that evolved in Central America, Mayans, the Olmecs, and Aztecs built complex cultures and dazzling cities whose monumental structures and works of art still have the power to awe and inspire. This book describes the peopling of north and central america and examine their amazing societies - the farmers and cliff-dwellers of the Southwest United States, and the mighty, the Northwest Coast whale-hunters with their potlatches and totem poles, the mound-builders of the Midwest, gods-driven cultures of Mesoamerica.

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