Colossus
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Colossus


  • Author : Michael Hiltzik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439181586


Colossus Book Description :

As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis, putting thousands of men to work in a remote desert canyon and bringing unruly nature to heel. Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Michael Hiltzik uses the saga of the dam’s conception, design, and construction to tell the broader story of America’s efforts to come to grips with titanic social, economic, and natural forces. For embodied in the dam’s striking machine-age form is the fundamental transformation the Depression wrought in the nation’s very culture—the shift from the concept of rugged ...

COLOSSUS UNSUNG

COLOSSUS UNSUNG


  • Author : Bob Molloy
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1462849946


COLOSSUS UNSUNG Book Description :

Edward Selby Little was an extraordinary Victorian who lived through the reign of four monarchs and affected events on three continents. The loose cannon feared by all administrations, he faced down Chinese bandits and British bureaucrats alike to change the course of history. Yet, incredibly, his legacy is almost unheard of, his story untold. Truly, until now, a colossus unsung. The author is an award-winning journalist and investigative reporter who spent several years researching the life of this incredible character....

Colossus
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Colossus


  • Author : B. Jack Copeland
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191573668


Colossus Book Description :

At last - the secrets of Bletchley Park's powerful codebreaking computers. This is a history of Colossus, the world's first fully-functioning electronic digital computer. Colossus was used during the Second World War at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, where it played an invaluable role cracking enemy codes. Until very recently, much about the Colossus machine was shrouded in secrecy, largely because the codes that were employed remained in use by the British security services until a short time ago. This book only became possible due to the declassification in the US of wartime documents. With an introductory essay on cryptography and the history of code-breaking by Simon Singh, this book reveals the workings of Colossus and ...

The Colossus

The Colossus


  • Author : Morley Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4104305


The Colossus Book Description :

...

The Colossus of Maroussi
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Colossus of Maroussi


  • Author : Henry Miller
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0811201090


The Colossus of Maroussi Book Description :

The author's quest for spiritual renewal is illuminated in descriptions of his impressions of Greece and its people...

The Soviet Colossus

The Soviet Colossus


  • Author : Michael Kort
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0765603977


The Soviet Colossus Book Description :

The most readable history of twentieth century Russia, from tsarist times to the present -- now completely revised and updated to integrate new revelations and ongoing debates about the nature of the Soviet regime, and including coverage of the first decade of post-Soviet Russia....

The Soviet Colossus
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Soviet Colossus


  • Author : Michael Kort
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765628459


The Soviet Colossus Book Description :

The twentieth century was not kind to Russia. Despite its great potential and remarkable achievements, the country also bore the weight of two world wars, a revolution and civil war, totalitarian tyranny, famine and ecological destruction, economic ruin, and imperial decline. Will Russia ever be prosperous, peaceful, and free? Seeking clues in the past, Michael Kort revisits earlier turning points in Russia's history--from the fall of the old regime to the establishment of the Bolshevik dictatorship and Stalinist totalitarianism; from the reforms and counter-reforms of Khrushchev and Brezhnev to the tumultuous years of change under Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Which strands of Russia's past is their successor, Vladimir Putin, weaving into the fabric of the...

Hms Colossus

Hms Colossus


  • Author : Roland Morris
  • Publisher : Periscope Publishing Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2006-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1904381383


Hms Colossus Book Description :

Talks about the discovery of HMS Colossus and the subsequent salvage of the Hamilton treasures, as told by the project founder and leader....

Colossus
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Colossus


  • Author : D. F. Jones
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 1985-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0425076482


Colossus Book Description :

...