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- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
The Middle East is a pressure cooker of constant upheaval, and always with the threat of war in the air. But digging deeper reveals that there are complex dynamics at work, both culturally and politically, and understanding the conflict in this region starts with understanding not only recent events, but ancient events, as well. Noted history writer... more...
- National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 9.95
Who are the pivotal figures in American history, the men and women who have helped shape us as a people and have influenced how we perceive ourselves as Americans? In this companion to his popular 1001 Events That Made America, Alan Axelrod looks into all areas of our collective past and highlights the famous as well as the infamous, the virtuous... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 24.95
In this fascinating exploration of one of the most celebrated and innovative minds, best-selling author Alan Axelrod cuts through the myths and reverence surrounding Edison’s “genius” to show how the inventor was, in fact, an ordinary man who created extraordinary work. While many of us believe that creativity, like genius, is something... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 180.00
World War II, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history, is widely considered the pivotal event of the modern age. From the rise of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, "Encyclopedia of World War II" presents the complete story of this great conflict. International in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 27.99
Selling the Great War is the story of maverick journalist George Creel and the epoch-making government agency he built and led using the emerging industries of mass advertising and public relations to convince isolationist America to join World War I. Authorized by President Woodrow Wilson and created and run by Creel, the Committee on Public Information... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 35.99
A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early America Combining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky?s Cod , popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal?the beaver?played... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95
"Give me liberty or give me death." "Houston, we have a problem." "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." American ears ring with these and hundreds of other declarations, spun out of history. Walt Whitman claimed to "hear America singing," but, mostly, we hear America talking. Out loud. This book features more than 300 quotations from influential... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95
Few areas of human endeavor have produced more?or more colorful?terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life and a community, and a command of its slang is... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ?40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and... more...