Download E-books Cincinnati's Golden Age (OH) (Images of America) PDF

By Betty Ann Smiddy

In its golden age, Cincinnati used to be a pace-setter in and tradition. Europeans immigrated into town to fill jobs, and the agricultural panorama was once constructing into suburbs. Incline railways supplied entry to hilltop neighborhoods, and for

the first time, the center type might have enough money to maneuver to outlying components, commuting to paintings within the urban. Breweries, cleaning soap brands, meat packing vegetation, and different industries flourished, as offers and items have been disbursed all through Cincinnati alongside the Miami-Erie

Canal--steamboats crowded the Ohio River wharves. town thrived through the many years surrounding the flip of the nineteenth century.

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Download E-books Wharton (Images of America) PDF

By Paul N. Spellman

On a bend within the Colorado River the place it meanders throughout the Bay Prairie lies the city of Wharton. Caney and Peach Creeks spill into the river close by and mark the bounds of this small group. Stephen F. Austin first introduced settlers right here within the early 1820s, and town of Wharton used to be geared up in 1846. Named in reminiscence of 2 brothers who fought within the Texas Revolution, the city sits astride exchange routes that attach higher towns like Houston and San Antonio. Steamboats made their approach up the Colorado River, and the railroad bustled via within the Eighties. town started to develop speedy by way of 1900, and now, a century later, Wharton honors a various cultural historical past handed down for 6 generations. at the present time Wharton has greater than 9,000 citizens who make up a various and thriving group, and who nonetheless relish their targeted position alongside the strong Colorado River.

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Download E-books 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East PDF

By Tom Segev

"A fantastic success . . . somebody interested in the extreme six days of Arab-Israeli struggle will research a lot from it."―The Economist

Tom Segev's acclaimed One Palestine, Complete and The 7th Million overturned authorized perspectives of the historical past of Israel. Now, in 1967, he brings his masterful talents to the watershed yr whilst six days of struggle reshaped the rustic and the complete region.

Going a ways past an army account, Segev re-creates the apocalyptic weather in Israel prior to the battle in addition to the country's bravado after its victory. He introduces the mythical figures―Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson―and an epic solid of squaddies, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He finds as by no means prior to Israel's intimacy with the White residence, and the political rivalries that sabotaged any probability of peace. especially, Segev demanding situations the view that the struggle was once inevitable, exhibiting that at the back of the bloodshed used to be a chain of disastrous miscalculations.

Vibrant and unique, 1967 is bound to face because the definitive account of that pivotal year.

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Download E-books The Four-Masted Barque Lawhill (Anatomy of the Ship) PDF

By Kenneth Edwards, Richard Cookson, Roderick Anderson

"Lawhill" used to be one of many final of the nice four-masted barques to make a residing within the twentieth century, is heavily linked in people's minds with the final grain races and the twilight interval of the age of sail. among the center of the nineteenth century and the start of the 20 th century, crusing ships rose to their height in layout; the four-masted barques and the bigger five-masted vessels have been the final word crusing ships, and "Lawhill" was once one of many giants. "Lawhill" used to be introduced at Dundee in 1892 for the jute exchange from India, yet this was once quickly deserted as steamships took over. proprietors of the massive crusing ships needed to search for new trades the place sluggish passage used to be no longer a drawback. For a time she was once owned through the Anglo American Oil corporation, yet she is usually linked to the possession of Gustaf Erikson of Marieham and the grain races from Australia. those have captured the mind's eye of writers and readers for they represented the final stand of the steam send, and have been a wonderful, notwithstanding brief, ultimate flowering of the crusing send period. This assortment features a diversity of up to date fabric - photos, drawings and files. it's going to be an invaluable reference publication for all people with an curiosity within the final days of the nice crusing ships.

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Download E-books Los 7 Borgia: Una historia de ambición, refinamiento y perversidad PDF

By Ana Martos Rubio

“Es una extraordinaria obra de investigación histórica con incontables referencias. Sólo hay que ver los angeles extensa bibliografía que cita l. a. autora (tres páginas completas). El libro está escrito en un lenguaje llano y ameno, desde un punto de vista impartial y buscando siempre un acercamiento a l. a. verdad contrastando opiniones de varios autores o verificando hechos y fechas.” (Web Anika entre libros)

“Los 7 Borgia, escrito por Ana Martos y publicado por l. a. Editorial Nowtilus, es el resultado de una exhaustiva investigación sobre esta poderosa familia. l. a. de un linaje que se ha convertido en leyenda. De fácil lectura, gracias a su estilo ameno, estructurado y conciso además de clarificador, que ahonda con detallada precisión histórica en los escándalos y perversiones.”(Web Comentarios de libros)

“Se trata de un libro más cercano a los textos históricos que a los novelados, aunque tratado con un lenguaje sencillo que nos permite aproximarnos a los angeles historia de los Borgia, tan de moda en los últimos tiempos”(Revista Experpento)

La historia de una familia marcada por l. a. ambición, los angeles traición y las intrigas, sobre l. a. que, sin embargo, existe una leyenda negra que los presenta como los monstruos que no fueron.

Si existe una familia en los angeles historia a l. a. que pueda relacionarse con las intrigas esa familia es los angeles familia Borgia. los angeles leyenda tiene parte de razón como nos explica Los 7 Borgia, administraron el poder de un modo sibilino, mediante enlaces matrimoniales, envenenamientos y campañas militares, pero no deja de ser también cierto que este modo maquiavélico de administrar l. a. justicia period una práctica recurring. Los métodos del papa Alejandro IV y los de su hijo, el caudillo César Borgia, no eran ajenos a las demás casas nobiliarias de l. a. época.

Ana Martos nos presenta un riguroso trabajo histórico que, por las características de los angeles familia que nos presenta, tendrá un tono narrativo lleno de fuerza y viveza. Comienza los angeles historia con el nacimiento de Alonso de Borja, de origen humilde pero que acaba con los últimos reductos de l. a. facción rebelde del papa Luna, eso le llevará a ascender socialmente y conseguir ser nombrado papa con el nombre de Calixto III, desde ese momento, cambiará su apellido por el de Borgia. Ese será el inicio de los angeles saga de los Borgia, el sobrino de Alonso, Rodrigo, será el papa Alejandro IV, un político astuto que no dudará en usar el poder militar de su hijo César y el encanto de su hija Lucrecia para aumentar el poder del Vaticano. Ana Martos nos descubrirá que si bien los envenenamientos existieron, estos eran práctica routine en los angeles política de los angeles época y que el incesto jamás existió.

Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

• l. a. obra es objetiva ya que no esconde los crímenes de los Borgia, señalando que period habituales en l. a. época, pero también se esfuerza en desmentir algunas falacias de los angeles leyenda negra de los Borgia.
• l. a. historia de los Borgia es los angeles historia de las artes renacentistas, de su pensamiento filosófico, es l. a. historia política del Vaticano y l. a. historia política de España e Italia: una familia imperative en el Renacimiento.
• El libro es una narración amena que sitúa los angeles acción en el contexto histórico, social y cultural que le corresponde, con un leve tono narrativo.
• Identifica l. a. autora además las mentiras vertidas contra los Borgia, los autores de esa leyenda negra y los motivos políticos que se esconden tras l. a. elaboración de dicha leyenda.

Un libro que nos presenta los angeles creación de l. a. saga Borgia, las intrigas en las que estuvieron envueltos, los angeles leyenda negra y l. a. regeneración del nombre de los angeles familia a través de los angeles figura de Francisco de Borja un monje jesuita que, tras servir al emperador Carlos V, rechazó honores y riquezas y fue santificado.

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Download E-books Daily Life during the Reformation PDF

This vast exploration captures the lives of standard humans throughout the turbulent interval that reworked early smooth Europe.

• Eyewitness debts that convey the interval to lifestyles

• Appendixes: The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church, Rulers of the international locations most influenced through the Time of Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and precis of the Articles of the Peasant riot of 1525

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Download E-books The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (Penguin History American Life) PDF

By Ernest Freeberg

The overdue 19th century used to be a interval of explosive technological creativity, yet arguably crucial invention of all used to be Thomas Edison’s incandescent lightbulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the lightbulb crushed the yankee public with the experience of the beginning of a brand new age. greater than the other invention, the electrical mild marked the arriving of modernity.

The lightbulb grew to become a catalyst for the nation’s transformation from a rural to an urban-dominated tradition. urban streetlights outlined zones among wealthy and negative, and grid sharpened the road among city and kingdom. “Bright lights” intended “big city.” Like moths to a flame, hundreds of thousands of american citizens migrated to city facilities in those many years, forsaking the shadow of candle and kerosene lamp in want of the interesting brilliance of the city streetscape.

The Age of Edison places the tale of Edison’s invention within the context of a technological revolution that remodeled the USA and Europe in those many years. Edison and his fellow inventors emerged from a tradition formed via extensive public schooling, a full of life well known press that became interested in technology and expertise, and an American patent procedure that inspired innovation and democratized some great benefits of invention. And after all, as Freeberg exhibits, Edison’s maximum invention was once no longer any unmarried expertise, yet really his reinvention of the method itself. At Menlo Park he amassed the combo of capital, clinical education, and engineering ability that will evolve into the fashionable learn and improvement laboratory. His innovative electric grid not just broke the stronghold of fuel businesses, but additionally ushered in an period whilst robust, transparent mild may well turn into obtainable to everyone.

In The Age of Edison, Freeberg weaves a story that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest cities of rural the USA, tracing the development of electrical gentle in the course of the reactions of everybody who observed it. it's a quintessentially American tale of ingenuity, ambition, and threat, during which the higher forces of development and alter are made seen through one among our such a lot humble and ubiquitous objects.

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Download E-books The Penguin History of Europe PDF

By J. M. Roberts

Complete in its scope and brilliantly readable, it is a amazing follow-up to the author's bestselling Penguin heritage of the realm. starting with prehistory and the early civilizations of the Aegean, The Penguin historical past of Europe strains the advance of eu identification in its many guises, during the age of Christendom, the center a long time, early smooth background and the outdated ecu order.

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Download E-books The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989 PDF

By Frederick Taylor

At the morning of August thirteen, 1961, the citizens of East Berlin discovered themselves bring to an end from relatives, neighbors, and jobs within the West through a tangle of barbed cord that ruthlessly cut up a urban of 4 million in . inside days the barbed-wire entanglement might endure a rare metamorphosis: it turned an impressive 103-mile-long wall guarded by means of 300 watchtowers. A actual manifestation of the fight among Soviet Communism and American capitalism that stood for almost thirty years, the Berlin Wall used to be the high-risk fault line among East and West on which rested the destiny of all humanity.

during this eye-catching paintings, absolute to be the definitive historical past at the topic, Frederick Taylor weaves jointly reputable historical past, archival fabrics, and private debts to inform the whole tale of the Wall's upward thrust and fall.

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