The A to Z of the European Union by Joaquin Roy, Aimee Kanner

By Joaquin Roy, Aimee Kanner

Over part a century outdated and carrying on with to develop in power and authority, the eu Union contains 25 member states_with extra at the ready list_and a inhabitants of 450 million humans. Its impression in international and family affairs and human rights and legislation reaches a long way past its prior fields of alternate and politics. From the preliminary principles approximately integration resulting in the Treaty of Paris and the construction of the eu Coal and metal neighborhood to the present mirrored image at the Treaty developing a structure for Europe, The A to Z of the eu Union encompasses the main easy parts of the european and the parts that experience emerged due to them. by using maps, pictures, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on issues reminiscent of leaders, personalities, associations, enlargements, member states, inner rules, exterior family members, simple theories, treaties, and legislation, this dictionary...

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On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World by Timothy Cresswell

By Timothy Cresswell

At the stream offers a wealthy historical past of 1 of the major options of contemporary existence: mobility. expanding mobility has been a continuing in the course of the glossy period, obvious in mass vehicle possession, aircraft trip, and the increase of the net. and customarily, humans have equated expanding mobility with expanding freedom. in spite of the fact that, as Cresswell exhibits, whereas mobility has definitely elevated nowa days, makes an attempt to manage and limit mobility are only as attribute of modernity. via a sequence of attention-grabbing historic episodes Cresswell exhibits how mobility and its legislation were imperative to the event of modernity.

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The A to Z of Iceland by Gudmundur Halfdanarson

By Gudmundur Halfdanarson

While Iceland is the second one greatest inhabited island in Europe, with basically 313,000 population in 2007, the Icelanders shape one of many smallest autonomous international locations on the earth. round two-thirds of the inhabitants lives within the capital, Reykjavík, and its suburbs, whereas the remaining is unfold round the inhabitable sector of the rustic. till rather lately the Icelandic country used to be surprisingly homogeneous, either in cultural and spiritual phrases; in 1981, round ninety eight percentage of the country used to be born in Iceland and ninety six percentage belonged to the Lutheran kingdom church or different Lutheran spiritual sects. In 2007, those numbers have been all the way down to 89 and 86 percentage respectively, reflecting the swiftly growing to be multicultural nature of Icelandic society.

The A to Z of Iceland lines Iceland's background and gives a compass for the course the rustic is heading. this is often performed via its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries...

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Atlas of medieval Europe by David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

By David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

The Atlas of Medieval Europe covers the interval from the autumn of the Roman Empire via to the beginnings of the Renaissance, spreading from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes. every one map techniques a separate factor or sequence of occasions in medieval historical past, and a observation locates it in its broader context.

This moment variation has over 40 new maps overlaying a number of issues including:

  • the Moravian Empire
  • environmental change
  • the travels and correspondence of Froissart and visitors within the east
  • the structure of serious castles and palaces.

Thorough insurance is usually given to geographically peripheral components like Portugal, Poland, Scandinavia and Ireland.

Providing a shiny illustration of the improvement of countries, peoples and social buildings, and charting political and armed forces occasions, the Atlas takes a close examine quite a few key parts together with language and literature; the improvement of exchange, paintings and structure; and the good towns and lives of historic figures.

With over one hundred eighty maps, professional commentaries and an in depth bibliography, this moment version of an essential reference advisor to medieval Europe brings the complicated and vibrant background of the center a long time to life.

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Images of War The Germans at Arras by David Bilton

By David Bilton

In the course of the nice battle a German writer produced a couple of photographic books which are of substantial curiosity to the modern day reader. those have been in keeping with the images taken by means of the German regiments that came upon themselves stationed there in the course of the War.This, the 1st e-book, covers the conflict of Arras in 1917, one of many biggest within the battle. as well as the creation giving the ancient context there are 350 pictures of the villages/towns,the trenches, troop routine, trenches, cemeteries, dealings with civilians. those vividly show what the realm from Lens-Arras-Bullecourt-Havrincourt-Cambrai-Douai used to be like below German career. This booklet is not only a memory-rich diary for the millions of squaddies who fought there but in addition a priceless checklist of the interval.

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The Greatest Generation Comes Home: The Veteran In American by Michael D. Gambone

By Michael D. Gambone

At the belief of global struggle II, americans anxiously pondered the go back to peace. It used to be an doubtful time, choked with issues approximately demobilization, inflation, moves, and the go back of a moment nice melancholy. Balanced opposed to those demanding situations used to be the desire in a way forward for extraordinary possibilities for a new release raised in challenging occasions and war.

One of the striking untold tales of postwar the US is the winning assimilation of 16 million veterans again into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. new release lower back domestic choked with an identical experience of worry and desire as so much electorate on the time. Their transition from clash to normalcy is likely one of the maximum chapters in American history.

The maximum iteration Comes Home combines army and social background right into a entire narrative of the veteran’s adventure after international struggle II. It integrates early impressions of domestic in 1945 with later tales of clinical restoration, schooling, paintings, politics, and leisure, in addition to relocating bills of the dislocation, alienation, and pain many confronted. The ebook comprises the studies of not just the hundreds of thousands of veterans drawn from mainstream white the United States, but in addition the ladies, African americans, Latinos, and Asian americans who served the nation.

Perhaps most crucial, the publication additionally examines the legacy bequeathed via those veterans to later generations who served in uniform on new battlefields round the world.

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Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American & Philippine-American by Jerry Keenan

By Jerry Keenan

America's experience into colonialism all started with the destruction of the U.S. battleship Maine in 1898, possibly via a Spanish mine. The 4 month warfare opposed to Spain that followed?€”the shortest declared warfare in U.S. history?€”resulted within the U.S. acquisition of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The younger sizeable of the Western Hemisphere used to be remodeled right into a colonial energy, and the stability of energy on this planet was once replaced forever.In this chronicle of an period that has escaped the eye it merits, army historian Jerry Keenan explores America's battle with Spain and the violence that undefined. He exhibits how the us muddled the management of the sprawling Philippine archipelago, guided through a coverage that President McKinley known as "benevolent assimilation." inside a yr, the USA used to be battling a conflict opposed to Philippine nationalists?€”a 3 yr clash that will supply American infantrymen their first sour style of counterinsurgency war in an Asian jungle.

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