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1984


  • Author: George Orwell
  • Release Date : 1983-10-17
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 2667284 Bytes


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker   In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the...

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Alexander Hamilton


  • Author: Ron Chernow
  • Release Date : 2004-04-26
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 23216069 Bytes


The #1 New York Times bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation."Grand-scale biography at its best—thorough, insightful, consistently fair, and superbly written...A genuinely great book." —David McCullough“A robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all." - Joseph EllisFew figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and s...

American Revolutions  A Continental History  1750 1804
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American Revolutions A Continental History 1750 1804


  • Author : Alan Taylor
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393253870


American Revolutions A Continental History 1750 1804 Book Description :

“Excellent . . . deserves high praise. Mr. Taylor conveys this sprawling continental history with economy, clarity, and vividness.”—Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the nation its democratic framework. Alan Taylor, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history. The American Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain’s colonies, fueled by local conditions and resistant to control. Emerging from the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, the revolution pivoted on western expansion as well as seaboard resistance to British taxes. Whe...

The American Revolution
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The American Revolution


  • Author : Robert J. Allison
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190225063


The American Revolution Book Description :

Original edition has subtitle: a concise history....

Response to Revolution

Response to Revolution


  • Author : Michael P. Costeloe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521122791


Response to Revolution Book Description :

This book examines the Spanish response, military, economic and social, to the anti-imperial revolutions of Latin America in the early nineteenth century. History has for the most part concentrated on the heroic careers of the great liberators of America: but what did Spaniards themselves think of Simón Bolivar and his fellow revolutionaries? How did they view the events in America? What policies were adopted, what were their effects on Spanish trade and the merchants who conducted it, and what action did Spain take to meet American demands or to suppress them? It is with these and many related questions that this study is concerned. Analysing a broad spectrum of Spanish opinion which reflects the views of politicians, diplomats, merchants, journali...

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution


  • Author : Edward G. Gray
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199746705


The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution Book Description :

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution introduces scholars, students and generally interested readers to the formative event in American history. In thirty-three individual essays, the Handbook provides readers with in-depth analysis of the Revolution's many sides....

The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution
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The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution


  • Author : Ian Barnes
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415922437


The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution Book Description :

A chronology of American history from colonial settlement to 1820 emphasizes battles, significant individuals, and milestones during the Revolutionary War....

Twentieth Century Latin American Revolutions

Twentieth Century Latin American Revolutions


  • Author : Marc Becker
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442265882


Twentieth Century Latin American Revolutions Book Description :

This clear and concise text extends our understanding of revolutions with a critical narrative analysis of key Latin American examples. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and achievements, its shortcomings, its outcome, and its legacy....

The American Revolution

The American Revolution


  • Author : Joseph C. Morton
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0313317925


The American Revolution Book Description :

This well-rounded reference source on America's war for independence features essays, biographies, and primary documents....

Modern Latin American Revolutions

Modern Latin American Revolutions


  • Author : Eric Selbin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429974595


Modern Latin American Revolutions Book Description :

In contrast to previous studies that have centered on the institutionalization of revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean, Modern Latin American Revolutions, Second Edition, introduces the concept of consolidation of the revolutionary process?the efforts of revolutionary leaders to transform society and the acceptance by a significant majority of the population of the core of the social revolutionary project. As a result, the spotlight is on people, not structures, and transformation, not simply revolutionary transition.The second edition of this acclaimed book has been revised to include new information on the cases of Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Grenada, assessing the extent to which each revolution was both institutionalized and consolidat...

Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions

Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions


  • Author : John Beverley
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292762282


Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions Book Description :

“This book began in what seemed like a counterfactual intuition . . . that what had been happening in Nicaraguan poetry was essential to the victory of the Nicaraguan Revolution,” write John Beverley and Marc Zimmerman. “In our own postmodern North American culture, we are long past thinking of literature as mattering much at all in the ‘real’ world, so how could this be?” This study sets out to answer that question by showing how literature has been an agent of the revolutionary process in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The book begins by discussing theory about the relationship between literature, ideology, and politics, and charts the development of a regional system of political poetry beginning in the late nineteenth century ...