Download E-books The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America (The Columbia History of Urban Life) PDF

By Jon C. Teaford

In this soaking up background, Jon C. Teaford lines the dramatic evolution of yankee metropolitan existence. on the finish of worldwide warfare II, the towns of the Northeast and the Midwest have been bustling, racially and economically built-in components frequented via suburban and concrete dwellers alike. but because 1945, those towns became peripheral to the lives of so much americans. "Edge towns" are actually the dominant facilities of creation and intake in post-suburban the US. characterised via sprawling freeways, company parks, and homogeneous shops and procuring facilities, aspect towns have reworked the city panorama of the USA.

Teaford surveys metropolitan components from the Rust Belt to the sunlight Belt and how within which postwar social, racial, and cultural shifts contributed to the decline of the crucial urban as a hub of labor, buying, transportation, and leisure. He analyzes the consequences of city flight within the Fifties and Sixties, the following development of the suburbs, and the impression of economic crises and racial tensions. He then brings the dialogue into the current through exhibiting how the new wave of immigration from Latin the United States and Asia has additional altered metropolitan lifestyles and intricate the black-white divide. undertaking unique study and interpretation, Teaford tells the tale of this attention-grabbing metamorphosis.

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Download E-books The Carthaginians (Peoples of the Ancient World) PDF

The Carthaginians finds the advanced tradition, society and achievements of a recognized, but misunderstood, historical humans. starting as Phoenician settlers in North Africa, the Carthaginians then broadened their civilization with impacts from neighbouring North African peoples, Egypt, and the Greek international. their very own cultural impact in flip unfold around the Western Mediterranean as they imposed dominance over Sardinia, western Sicily, and at last southern Spain.

As a good republic Carthage earned respectful compliment from Greek observers, particularly Aristotle, and from many Romans – even Cato, another way infamous for insisting that ‘Carthage needs to be destroyed’. Carthage matched the nice city-state of Syracuse in energy and ambition, then clashed with Rome for mastery of the Mediterranean West. For a time, led via her maximum common Hannibal, she did develop into the best energy among the Atlantic and the Adriatic.

It used to be mainly after her destruction in 146 BC that Carthage got here to be depicted by way of Greeks and Romans as an alien civilization, harsh, gloomy and bloodstained. Demonising the sufferer eased the embarrassment of Rome’s aggression; Virgil in his Aeneid was once one of many few to supply a extra delicate imaginative and prescient. Exploring either written and archaeological facts, The Carthaginians unearths a posh, multicultural and cutting edge humans whose achievements left an indelible effect on their Roman conquerors and on history.

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Download E-books Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane PDF

By Seth Shulman

Unlocking the Sky tells the intense story of the race to layout, refine, and manufacture a manned flying computing device, a race that came about within the air, at the flooring, and within the courtrooms of the United States. whereas the Wright brothers threw a veil of secrecy over their flying computer, Glenn Hammond Curtiss -- probably the best aviator and aeronautical inventor of all time -- freely exchanged info with engineers in the United States and out of the country, leading to his well-known plane, the June Bug, which made the 1st ever public flight in the USA. Fiercely jealous, the Wright brothers took to the courts to maintain Curtiss and his plane out of the sky and stale the industry. eventually, despite the fact that, it used to be Curtiss's concepts and designs, now not the Wright brothers', that served because the version for the trendy airplane.

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Download E-books Clash of Crowns: William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, and Eleanor of Aquitaine-A Story of Bloodshed, Betrayal, and Revenge PDF

By Mary McAuliffe

Clash among England and France was once a truth of lifestyles for hundreds of years, yet few discover that its origins date from the time of the Vikings, whilst a Norse chieftain named Rollo validated himself and his progeny in Normandy. during this compelling and enjoyable heritage, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader again to these darkish and turbulent instances while Rollo’s descendants, the dukes of Normandy, asserted their dominance over the vulnerable French monarchy—a dominance that turned specifically threatening after Duke William conquered England in 1066, giving him a royal crown.

Despite this crown, William the Conqueror and his royal successors remained dukes of Normandy, with feudal responsibilities to their overlord, the king of France. This certainly fostered an ongoing hostility among the French and English crowns that, as McAuliffe convincingly indicates, turned ever extra explosive because the energy and territorial holdings of the English monarchs grew. clash erupted on a regular basis through the years, and Eleanor of Aquitaine’s desertion of 1 camp for the opposite purely extra gas to the long-simmering feud.

McAuliffe takes the reader again to this dramatic period, supplying the interesting heritage and context for this “clash of crowns.” She deals colourful insights into Richard Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine in addition to lesser-known French and English monarchs, specifically Philip II of France. Philip proved a made up our minds opponent of Richard Lionheart, and their cutthroat competition not just created deadly divisions in the 3rd campaign but in addition culminated in an incendiary faceoff at Richard’s newly outfitted Château-Gaillard, the likely impregnable gateway to empire. the end result may form the process English and French background during the centuries that undefined.

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Download E-books La bondad insensata (El Ojo del Tiempo) PDF

En los momentos más oscuros de los angeles historia de los angeles humanidad –desde el Holocausto hasta el totalitarismo soviético y las dictaduras más recientes–, ha habido hombres que han tenido los angeles valentía de asumir una responsabilidad own respecto al mal y que se han prodigado en actos de bondad extrema. ¿Cuál es el resorte que les ha impulsado a una bondad aparentemente insensata? Para Hannah Arendt es l. a. salvaguardia de l. a. propia autoestima y dignidad, mientras que para Vasili Grossman es un antídoto frente al supuesto bien ideológico. Gabriele Nissim nos cuenta su historia, los angeles de esas personas corrientes que han llevado a cabo actos ejemplares, a las que ha podido localizar gracias al trabajo, entre otros, de Moshe Bejski, presidente de los angeles Comisión de los justos, y al mismo tiempo nos ofrece una reflexión sobre el bien y sobre l. a. bondad frente al mal extremo, a través de l. a. contribución de los grandes pensadores del siglo XX que han abordado este tema.

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Download E-books New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America PDF

A sharply severe new examine Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency finds govt guidelines that hindered monetary restoration from the nice melancholy -- and are nonetheless hurting the United States today.

during this surprising and groundbreaking new e-book, monetary historian Burton W. Folsom exposes the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a fable of epic proportions. With questionable ethical personality and a vendetta opposed to the company elite, Roosevelt created New Deal courses marked by means of inconsistent making plans, wasteful spending, and chance for political achieve -- finally raising public opinion of his management yet falling flat in attaining the commercial revitalization that the US so desperately wanted from the nice melancholy. Folsom takes a severe, revisionist examine Roosevelt's presidency, his financial regulations, and his own existence.

Elected in 1932 on a buoyant tide of delivers to stability the more and more uncontrollable nationwide finances and decrease the catastrophic unemployment price, the charismatic thirty-second president not just missed to pursue these targets, he made dramatic adjustments to federal programming that at once contradicted his crusade delivers. expense solving, court docket packing, regressive taxes, and patronism have been all hidden contained in the alphabet soup of his well known New Deal, placing a monetary pressure at the already discomfort reduce periods and discouraging the higher periods from taking enterprise hazards that very likely may have jostled nationwide money move from dormancy. Many executive courses which are generic this present day have their seeds within the New Deal. Farm subsidies, minimal salary, and welfare, between others, all stifle monetary progress -- encouraging diminished productiveness and exacerbating unemployment.

Roosevelt's imperious method of the presidency replaced American politics perpetually, and as he manipulated public opinion, americans turned unwitting accomplices to the stilted fiscal development of the Nineteen Thirties. greater than sixty years after FDR died in place of work, we nonetheless fight with the harmful repercussions of his legacy.

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Download E-books A Short History of Ireland PDF

By Sean McMahon

Switch is continuing in human affairs and eire has visible its fair proportion over the centuries. If we're to appreciate Ireland's present demanding situations then we needs to take hold of the complexity of its prior. This concise and even-handed account describes the background of eire from early instances. established upon updated study, the narrative covers all political, social and cultural problems with value, correct as much as the fall of 1995 with the stopover at of President Clinton and the top of the 1st yr of peace in Northern eire.

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Download E-books Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections PDF

As lengthy as there were maps, cartographers have grappled with the impossibility of portraying the earth in dimensions. to unravel this challenge mapmakers have created 1000's of map projections, mathematical tools for drawing the around earth on a flat floor. but of the loads of present projections, and the endless quantity which are theoretically attainable, none is completely accurate.

Flattening the Earth is the 1st precise background of map projections due to the fact 1863. John P. Snyder discusses and illustrates the masses of recognized projections made out of 500 B.C. to the current, emphasizing advancements because the Renaissance and shutting with a glance on the number of projections made attainable by way of computers.

The ebook includes one hundred seventy illustrations, together with define maps from unique resources and glossy automatic reconstructions. even though the textual content isn't mathematically established, a number of equations are incorporated to allow the extra technical reader to plan a few projections. Tables summarize the beneficial properties of approximately 2 hundred diverse projections and record these utilized in nineteenth-and twentieth-century atlases.

"This booklet is exclusive and important: a radical, well-organized, and insightful historical past of map projections. Snyder is the world's most desirable authority at the topic and an important innovator in his personal right."—Mark Monmonier, writer of How to Lie with Maps and Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the arts and Social Sciences.

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