Like a Holy Crusade

Mississippi, 1964 - The Turning of the Civil Rights Movement in America

Author: Nicolaus Mills

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 9781566630269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 5614

Provides an account of the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964 and the turning of the civil rights movement in America. This book recalls the triumphs of the episode and shows how the quest for racial solidarity turned divisive and laid the foundations for the black power movement.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History

Author: Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society,JoAnn Padgett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607104636

Category: Humor

Page: 490

View: 1126

Only the trivia gurus at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute could take a dry subject like history and make it so much fun! Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into History will open your eyes to ages past and entertain you for ages to come. Whether you’re a history buff, or you just like reading great stories, you’ll see the past in a whole new light after reading Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into History. Uncle John uncovers the truth behind some of history’s most persistent myths, flushes out information you were never taught in school, and gives history fans something they can really digest. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 12 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world. Where else could you learn about the 10 most forgotten people in history, mistakes that led to great discoveries, and how a fish had a hand (er, fin) in beating Napoleon? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about… * The short history of underwear * Odd deaths of famous figures * Abe Lincoln, fashion icon * The real Lady Godiva * Royal inbreeds and promiscuous popes * The true story of Braveheart * And much more!

America in Black and White

One Nation, Indivisible

Author: Stephan Thernstrom,Abigail Thernstrom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439129098

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 6285

In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.

The Crusades

The War for the Holy Land

Author: Thomas Asbridge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849837708

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 6816

In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.

Spirit Tree

Origins of Cosmology in Shintô Ritual at Hakozaki

Author: E. Leslie Williams

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761834168

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 5550

Despite what some scholarship has suggested, Shint� does exhibit a unifying cognitive integrity. Spirit Tree offers a unique social psychological interpretation of Shint� ritual at the Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine in Fukuoka, Japan and situates the cosmological organization of this practice within the larger context of ritual in East Asia. Employing a comparative approach, this study blends two theoretical orientations: cultural anthropology and Jungian psychology. Hakozaki's rituals are a combination of a Yayoi period female medium tradition with a complex set of Chinese Yin-Yang Five Phase principles. Both systems are based on the feminine archetype, a fundamental conceptual foundation of Shint� ritual practice, which cognitively links woman and the earth. While the female shaman tradition is female-affirming in outlook, the later Chinese system is much less so. This monograph is a new acknowledgement of the conceptual continuity of Shint� ritual as an outgrowth of social cognition.

The Reckoning

A Novel

Author: Sharon Kay Penman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429921541

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 3905

"Penman's characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page." —San Francisco Chronicle "Never forget, Llewelyn, that the world's greatest fool is a Welshman who trusts an English king." His father's words haunt Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, who has been ruling uneasily over his fractious countrymen. Above all else, Llewelyn fears that his life and his own dream—of an independent, united Wales—might be lost to Edward I's desire to expand his English empire. Alive from the pages of history, this is the hauntingly beautiful and compelling tale of a game poised to play itself out to its bloody finale as English and Welsh cross swords in a reckoning that must mean disaster for one side or the other. For anyone who has ever wanted to experience the rich tapestry of British history and lore, this bold and romantic adventure must be read.

Steve Jobs

The Exclusive Biography

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748131329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 9675

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written, nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Garfield

A Biography

Author: Allan Peskin

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873382106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 716

View: 1157

A critical biography of the twentieth president places emphasis on his role in Reconstruction, industrialization, and the Gilded Age of American politics

Taking Up the Reins

A Year in Germany with a Dressage Master

Author: Priscilla Endicott

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570765766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 297

View: 8173

This delightfully written book gives readers a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at what dressage training abroad entails. In this personal memoir, the author chronicles the year she spent in Germany studying with the great dressage master Walter Christensen. A fascinating read for anyone familiar with the challenges often faced by those who choose to seriously pursue a riding sport.

Many Minds, One Heart

SNCC's Dream for a New America

Author: Wesley C. Hogan

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807867896

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8181

How did the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee break open the caste system in the American South between 1960 and 1965? In this innovative study, Wesley Hogan explores what SNCC accomplished and, more important, how it fostered significant social change in such a short time. She offers new insights into the internal dynamics of SNCC as well as the workings of the larger civil rights and Black Power movement of which it was a part. As Hogan chronicles, the members of SNCC created some of the civil rights movement's boldest experiments in freedom, including the sit-ins of 1960, the rejuvenated Freedom Rides of 1961, and grassroots democracy projects in Georgia and Mississippi. She highlights several key players--including Charles Sherrod, Bob Moses, and Fannie Lou Hamer--as innovators of grassroots activism and democratic practice. Breaking new ground, Hogan shows how SNCC laid the foundation for the emergence of the New Left and created new definitions of political leadership during the civil rights and Vietnam eras. She traces the ways other social movements--such as Black Power, women's liberation, and the antiwar movement--adapted practices developed within SNCC to apply to their particular causes. Many Minds, One Heart ultimately reframes the movement and asks us to look anew at where America stands on justice and equality today.

The Life of William Cobbett

Author: G D H Cole

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136885587

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 8132

This volume is representative of the historical works of a particular period (1923-29) when there was a hiatus in the output of Cole the theoretician. It is an extraordinary contribution to labour history and is among the finest of his historical works.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 1: Religion

Author: Samuel S. Hill

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807877166

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 9838

Evangelical Protestant groups have dominated religious life in the South since the early nineteenth century. Even as the conservative Protestantism typically associated with the South has risen in social and political prominence throughout the United States in recent decades, however, religious culture in the South itself has grown increasingly diverse. The region has seen a surge of immigration from other parts of the United States as well as from Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, bringing increased visibility to Catholicism, Islam, and Asian religions in the once solidly Protestant Christian South. In this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, contributors have revised entries from the original Encyclopedia on topics ranging from religious broadcasting to snake handling and added new entries on such topics as Asian religions, Latino religion, New Age religion, Islam, Native American religion, and social activism. With the contributions of more than 60 authorities in the field--including Paul Harvey, Loyal Jones, Wayne Flynt, and Samuel F. Weber--this volume is an accessibly written, up-to-date reference to religious culture in the American South.

Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582414310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 6400

A thoughtful and measured analysis that will raise the bar for future works on the man and his work. Pride Magazine Kirks book offers an up-to-date assessment of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, incorporating insights from the most recent scholarship. In doing so, he delivers a fresh perspective on the relationship between the man and the movement, arguing that it is the interaction between national and local movement concerns that is essential to understanding Kings leadership and black activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk examines King's strengths and his limitations, and weighs the role that King played in the movement alongside the contributions of other civil rights organisations and leaders, and local civil rights activists.

Our Trust is in the God of Battles

The Civil War Letters of Robert Franklin Bunting, Chaplain, Terry's Texas Rangers, C.S.A.

Author: Robert Franklin Bunting,Thomas W. Cutrer

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572334588

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 8198

Robert Franklin Bunting was a Princeton-educated chaplain who served in the Confederate 8th Texas Cavalry, popularly known as Terry's Texas Rangers, which saw combat at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga. The manuscript consists primarily of ninety-five letters that Bunting wrote to a variety of Texas newspapers. Designed primarily to describe the unit's movements and actions in detail, the letters also strove to maintain morale as the Confederates' prospects dimmed. Unlike most Civil War soldiers, Bunting wrote with the explicit purpose of publishing his correspondence, seeking to influence congregations of civilians on the home front just as he had done when he lectured them from the pulpit before the Civil War. Bunting's letters cover military actions in great detail, yet they were also like sermons, filled with inspiring rhetoric that turned fallen soldiers into Christian martyrs, Yankees into godless abolitionist hordes, and Southern women into innocent defenders of home and hearth. As such, the public nature of Bunting's writings gives the reader an exceptional opportunity to see how Confederates constructed the ideal of a Southern soldier. Taken as a whole, the letters provide a glimpse into a little-understood aspect of Civil War historiography: the way in which religion influenced the ideology of soldiers and civilians. They also provide a rare first-person perspective on the role of the chaplain in the Confederate Army. Finally, Bunting's letters display an example of successful wartime propaganda: the consistent optimism maintained in the letters doubtless encouraged soldiers in the ill-fated Army of the Tennessee to remain in the ranks for four long years.

Die Kreuzzüge

Author: Thomas S. Asbridge

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608946482

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 807

View: 428

Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Nightmare in New York

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497685605

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 9661

The Executioner targets New York’s five families, who are about to go political Mack Bolan escapes England unhurt but unarmed, praying for a quiet homecoming. This ex­–Vietnam sniper, whose war against the Mafia has taken him around the globe, should have known better. Four mob heavies surround him as he gets off the plane, but it only takes a moment for the man known as the Executioner to take one of their guns as his own. He fights his way to the helipad and lifts off on a short trip to Midtown. The skies are quiet, but the mob will be waiting when he lands. Injured in his escape, Bolan takes refuge with a trio of kind young women, who nurse him back to health as he discovers a Mafia conspiracy to take control of the nation’s government. His European vacation is over, and it’s time for the Executioner to go to work.

How Fighting Ends

A History of Surrender

Author: Holger Afflerbach,Hew Strachan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199693625

Category: History

Page: 473

View: 4798

The history of surrender is one of the most neglected in the history of war, and yet it is vital to understanding not only how wars end but also how they are contained. This is a book with a chronological sweep that runs from the Stone Age to the present day, written by a team of truly distinguished scholars.

Hudibras

Poem

Author: Samuel Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 410

View: 485

Civil War, A to Z

The Complete Handbook of America's Bloodiest Conflict

Author: Clifford L. Linedecker

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307414779

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9305

With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves. This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging from the basic to the bizarre, from secession to spies to all kinds of swords, Civil War, A to Z creates a complete picture of the war from the first shot to final surrender. No Civil War enthusiast or student of history will want to be without this indispensable and entertaining guide to one of America’s most pivotal and endlessly fascinating events. From the Paperback edition.