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10 Downing Street: The History and Legacy of the British Prime Mi...
by Charles River Editors

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English

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March 20, 2017

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*Includes pictures<br />*Includes contemporary descriptions of Number 10<br />*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading<br />*Includes a table of contents<br /><br />“I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government an official note stating that unless we heard from them by eleven o'clock, that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and consequently this country is at war with Germany.” - Neville Chamberlain<br /><br />“Ten Downing Street is a house, not an office. That is its most important characteristic.” - Douglas Hurd<br /><br />Throughout the world, there are centers of power and law that also serve as homes for families, sometimes just one, sometimes several. In the United States, the White House is both a residence and an office, and the same is true of a number of palaces around the world. In London, much of the United Kingdom’s official business emanates from 10 Downing Street, often referred to simply as Number 10. In fact, “Number 10” has become synonymous with the voice of the government of the United Kingdom itself, much the same way America’s presidential administration is often referred to as the White House. <br /><br />As much as it is a center of power, 10 Downing Street is also a study in contradictions. Though known today as the home of the Prime Minister, for most of its history it has housed other high ranking government offices. Seen as a symbol of stability, it has often been physically the opposite; originally built in a swamp on a sandy foundation, it was shorn up again and again for decades. In fact, its location and condition were often considered so bad that prior to 1900, only about half of the men offered the home chose to live there, and it was not until the latter half of the 20th century that the house was finally brought up to the most basic standards of modern building code.<br /><br />10 Downing Street: The History and Legacy of the British Prime Minister's Official Residence examines the long and storied history of one of England’s most famous landmarks. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about 10 Downing Street like never before.
Histoire Socialiste de la France contemporaine Tome VIII: Le Rè...
by Eugène Fournière

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French

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March 23, 2017

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La Révolution Bourgeoise: - (30 juillet 1830 au 4 mars 1831) La révolution confisquée: - Les menées orléanistes et l'inertie de Lafayette - Le manifeste et l'intervention des saint simoniens. Les deux centres de la Révolution: - l'Hôtel de Ville vaincu par l'Hôtel Laffitte - Les 221 offrent le pouvoir au duc d'Orléans - Louis Philippe, à l'Hôtel de Ville, joue la comédie républicaine. Le " fidèle sujet" de Charles X lance le peuple sur Rambouillet - Tout est perdu, fors l'étiquette. La bataille est terminée. Les Suisses et la garde royale se sont enfuis par les Champs Elysées. A qui sera la victoire ? Ou plutôt qui en disposera ? Le peuple, qui vient de verser son sang à flots pendant ces trois terribles journées ? Non, cette fois encore son heure n'est pas venue. Le moment d'agir est venu pour le petit groupe d'hommes d'Etat qui ont observé de loin la bataille, après l'avoir allumée, volontairement ou non; à présent que nul retour offensif du roi Charles X et de ses troupes n'est plus à craindre, les voici accrus en nombre et en audace, assez forts désormais pour s'interposer entre le peuple et sa victoire et faire que ce peuple encore armé ne se laisse pas entraîner à garder sa souveraineté reconquise. Il fallait qu'il se souvînt de la Révolution pour renverser un trône, mais non jusqu'à proclamer la République. Deux hommes, entre autres, ont entrepris de limiter la Révolution: Laffitte et Thiers. Ils devanceront les rares partisans de la République et, d'une main aussi preste qu'habile, ils noueront l'intrigue qui doit placer le duc d'Orléans sur le trône. Le 30 juillet donc, les révolutionnaires victorieux peuvent, dès le matin, lire sur tous les murs une proclamation où Charles X est proclamé déchu et la République déclarée impossible, car "elle nous brouillerait avec l'Europe". L'affiche continue en énumérant les mérites de duc d'Orléans qui "était à Jemmapes," qui ne s'est jamais battu contre nous "et qui sera "un roi citoyen."....................
Planet Awe: One World, One People
by Michael Cravatt

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English

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March 22, 2017

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Written from a retiree's perspective, Planet Awe is a fact-based, non-fiction review of many of the top issues facing the world in the 21st century. The author challenges the reader to put on his/her thinking cap and dare to explore many of life's most profound and persistent questions about the world in which we live. Although the book is existential in tone, it is a fun exercise-intended, concise and contemplative summary of current world issues that affect each inhabitant of Earth on an almost daily basis. Relax and open your mind as you question and explore many personal values about religion, family, race, climate change, politics, and many others as you journey around our awesome planet Earth.
Histoire Socialiste (1848-1852) Sous la direction de Jean Jaurès...
by Jean Jaurès

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French

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March 22, 2017

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Le Gouvernement provisoire: - La République sera t-elle Sociale ? La marche générale de la Révolution de 1848 en France est à la fois particulière et très simple. D'ordinaire, une révolution présente dans son cours une courbe ascendante et une courbe descendante. C'est ainsi que le 9 thermidor marque dans la première Révolution française la fin du mouvement en avant et le commencement du retour en arrière. Ici rien de pareil. Le point culminant est atteint dès le début. Il se livre, durant quelques semaines, une lutte indécise entre les forces qui veulent maintenir la France à ce niveau et celles qui tendent à lui faire redescendre la pente gravie en trois jours. Cette lutte de forces est, au fond, une lutte de classes, qui se révèlent dès les premiers instants, s'envenime bientôt en conflits aigus et donne leur sens aux "journées" échelonnées de mois en mois avec une étrange régularité: 25 février, 17 mars, 16 avril, 15 mai, 22 juin. Pendant ces quatre mois, chacune des deux classes et des deux tendances opposées l'emporte tour à tour; mais chaque victoire éphémère et incomplète de l'une est suivie d'une revanche de l'autre, jusqu'au moment où, dans le sang de la guerre civile, la classe et la tendance bourgeoises triomphent de la classe et de la tendance populaires. Dès lors, la réaction victorieuse se précipite et, de chute en chute, fait retomber le peuple et la bourgeoisie elle-même au dessous du point d'où ils étaient partis à la conquête de la République. Mais malgré l'inutilité apparente de l'effort avorté, il y a des choses abattues qui ne se relèvent pas, des progrès réalisés qui subsistent, des idées lancées qui continuent leur mouvement à travers le monde. Le 24 février 1848, pendant que Paris gronde, fume, bouillonne encore comme un volcan en éruption, la première affaire à régler entre les vainqueurs surpris par la facilité de leur victoire, "arrivée", suivant l'expression de GABET, comme une bombe ou un éclair, est la constitution du nouveau gouvernement. Sera-ce la Régence ou la République ?.............
Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Hors...
by Monica Mattfeld

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English

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288

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March 31, 2017

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<p>In this study of the relationship between men and their horses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Monica Mattfeld explores the experience of horsemanship and how it defined one’s gendered and political positions within society.</p><p>Men of the period used horses to transform themselves, via the image of the centaur, into something other—something powerful, awe-inspiring, and mythical. Focusing on the manuals, memoirs, satires, images, and ephemera produced by some of the period’s most influential equestrians, Mattfeld examines how the concepts and practices of horse husbandry evolved in relation to social, cultural, and political life. She looks closely at the role of horses in the world of Thomas Hobbes and William Cavendish; the changes in human social behavior and horse handling ushered in by elite riding houses such as Angelo’s Academy and Mr. Carter’s; and the public perception of equestrian endeavors, from performances at places such as Astley’s Amphitheatre to the satire of Henry William Bunbury. Throughout, Mattfeld shows how horses aided the performance of idealized masculinity among communities of riders, in turn influencing how men were perceived in regard to status, reputation, and gender.</p><p>Drawing on human-animal studies, gender studies, and historical studies, <em>Becoming Centaur</em> offers a new account of masculinity that reaches beyond anthropocentrism to consider the role of animals in shaping man.</p>
The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Network...
by Anne-Marie Slaughter

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English

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304

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March 21, 2017

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<DIV><B>From a renowned foreign-policy expert, a new paradigm for strategy in the twenty-first century</B><BR><BR> In 1961, Thomas Schelling’s <I>The Strategy of Conflict</I> used game theory to radically reenvision the U.S.-Soviet relationship and establish the basis of international relations for the rest of the Cold War. Now, Anne-Marie Slaughter—one of <I>Foreign Policy’</I>s Top 100 Global Thinkers from 2009 to 2012, and the first woman to serve as director of the State Department Office of Policy Planning—applies network theory to develop a new set of strategies for the post-Cold War world. While chessboard-style competitive relationships still exist—U.S.-Iranian relations, for example—many other situations demand that we look not at individual entities but at their links to one another. We must learn to understand, shape, and build on those connections.<BR>  <BR> Concise and accessible, based on real-world situations, on a lucid understanding of network science, and on a clear taxonomy of strategies, this will be a go-to resource for anyone looking for a new way to think about strategy in politics or business.</DIV>
George Washington: A Life
by Woodrow Wilson

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English

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468

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March 12, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the United States has ever seen.<br /><br />Leading the Continental Army to victory over the British and playing a key role in forging the United States Constitution he has justly become known as “father of the country”.</b></h2><br /><br />But where did he come from and how did he become such an instrumental figure in the history of America?<br /><br />This biography of the first President, written by a man who would later become the twenty-eighth, is an insightful look into the career of this famous soldier and politician.<br /><br />Woodrow Wilson’s book begins with a study into the Washington family and the Colony of Virginia under British rule that Washington grew up in.<br /><br />Washington’s life and career are analyzed step-by-step, from his childhood through to his first experience of military action fighting for the British against the French and their Indian allies, where he experienced his first taste of victory, but also that of defeat. <br /><br />Wilson covers Washington’s emergence into the heat of politics and the development of rising tensions with Great Britain. Through this period, Washington forged diplomatic relationships with various important leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Richard Henry Lee, and with their support he emerged as a central figure in the fight for American independence and afterwards as the first President.<br /><br /><em>George Washington: A Life</em> is essential reading for anyone interested in finding more out about this intriguing figure who led the United States through many of its darkest moments and on to become one of the leading nations in the world.<br /><br />“Not only in absolute fidelity to the historical events and best traditions of the period covered, and to the facts of Washington’s life from first to last, has this book been written in a style peculiarly graceful, smooth and distinct — not only so, but withal in its pages there is an unconscious revelation of the author’s own personality.” John Kirby, <em>The Methodist Quarterly Review</em><br /><br />“A spirited biography” Roscoe Brown, <em>The Library of the World’s Best Literature</em><br /><br />Woodrow Wilson was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. Prior to becoming a politician he was an academic who wrote a number of books on history and politics. <em>George Washington</em> was his second work, published in 1896. He passed away after leading the States through World War One in 1924.
The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Car...
by Alexis Herr

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English

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227

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February 14, 2017

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This book analyzes the role and function of an Italian deportation camp during and immediately after World War Two within the context of Italian, European, and Holocaust history. Drawing upon archival documents, trial proceedings, memoirs, and testimonies, Herr investigates the uses of Fossoli as an Italian prisoner-of-war camp for Allied soldiers captured in North Africa (1942-43), a Nazi deportation camp for Jews and political prisoners (1943-44), a postwar Italian prison for Fascists, German soldiers, and displaced persons (1945-47), and a Catholic orphanage (1947-52). This case study shines a spotlight on victims, perpetrators, Resistance fighters, and local collaborators to depict how the Holocaust unfolded in a small town and how postwar conditions supported a story of national innocence. This book trains a powerful lens on the multi-layered history of Italy during the Holocaust and illuminates key elements of local involvement largely ignored by Italian wartime and postwar narratives, particularly compensated compliance (compliance for financial gain), the normalization of mass murder, and the industrialization of the Judeocide in Italy.
Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560-1640: Turning the W...
by , David E. Underdown

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English

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240

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April 06, 2017

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<i>Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560-1640</i><b> </b>integrates social history, politics and literary culture as part of a ground-breaking study that provides revealing insights into early modern English society.<br /> <br /> Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown examine political scandals and familiar characters-including scolds, cuckolds and witches-to show how their behaviour turned the ordered world around them upside down in very specific, gendered ways. Using case studies from theatre, civic ritual and witchcraft, the book demonstrates how ideas of gendered inversion, failed patriarchs, and disorderly women permeate the mental world of early modern England. Amussen and Underdown show both how these ideas were central to understanding society and politics as well as the ways in which both women and men were disciplined formally and informally for inverting the gender order. In doing so, they give a glimpse of how we can connect different dimensions of early modern society.<br /> <br /> This is a vital study for anyone interested in understanding the connections between social practice, culture, and politics in 16th- and 17th-century England.
More Than A Slave: A Fictional Romance
by Anaelle Gadeyne

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English

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460

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March 06, 2017

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<h4>Alexander Anderson has a reputation that would strike fear into the heart of the devil himself. And now, Aria Starbird is his property.<br /><br />Aria has spent only a few months as a lowly slave, but already her happy childhood memories were starting to fade under the weight of her brutal existence.</h4><br />When she is sold to Lord Anderson at an auction, she cannot help but be afraid. Lord Anderson is known for his cruelty. He is fiendish and handsome and as wicked as he is wealthy.<br /><br />However, as she gets to know her new master, she realizes there is more to him than meets the eye. Over time, she is able to penetrate his tough exterior, and begins to understand the struggle of a man who believes love is a weakness, but whose heart is now yearning for something unknown.<br /><br />As the two let down their walls and discover each other’s truths, will Aria be able to tame Alexander's inner-beast?<br /><br /><b>"I promise that this is the best book I have ever read and I love it will all my heart. I cried a few times and I laughed too. And the scene when they make love is beautifully written." - <i>Lea Sutherland-Doane</i> </b><br /><br /><b>"Your story left me biting my lip from how sweet and fluffy it is, and with watery eyes from the intense feelings I got while reading it. It's beautifully written with a well written plot that I just couldn't stop reading until I had finished it." - <i>Meline Johnson</i> </b>

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