Category: History

Manlike Monsters on Trial: Early Records and Modern Evidence by Marjorie Halpin, Michael M. Ames

By Marjorie Halpin, Michael M. Ames

Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the ’Abominable Snowman,’ and different manlike creatures were suggested in lots of cultures all through heritage. Now, for the 1st time, foreign specialists study arguments for and opposed to their lifestyles.

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MH/CHAOS: The CIA's Campaign Against the Radical New Left by Frank J. Rafalko

By Frank J. Rafalko

Operation MH/CHAOS was once the code identify for a family espionage undertaking performed by means of the relevant Intelligence business enterprise within the late1960s and early Seventies. Operation MH/CHAOS: CIA's Intelligence assortment opposed to the yankee New Left and Black Extremists is an insider's account of the CIA's Counterintelligence Staff's certain Operations crew first charged by means of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and later by way of Richard Nixon to discover international intelligence, terrorist, businesses or executive contacts, controlling or influencing Anti-Vietnam warfare activists or American black extremists protesting, bombing and engaging in different anti-government, illegal or unlawful actions within the usa. The operation was once introduced lower than Director of principal Intelligence Richard Helms, via leader of counter-intelligence, James Jesus Angleton, and headed by way of Richard Ober. The program's aim was once to unmask attainable overseas affects at the pupil antiwar circulate. The "MH" designation signified that this system had a world zone of operations. while President Nixon got here to workplace in 1969, all the latest family surveillance actions have been consolidated into Operation MH/CHAOS and used CIA stations out of the country to record on antiwar actions of usa voters touring in another country, utilising tools reminiscent of actual surveillance and digital eavesdropping, using "liaison services" in retaining such surveillance. The operations have been later improved to incorporate 60 officials. In 1969, following the growth, the operation begun constructing its personal community of informants for the needs of infiltrating a number of overseas antiwar teams positioned in overseas nations that will have ties to household teams. ultimately, CIA officials multiplied this system to incorporate different leftist or counter-cultural teams without discernible connection to Vietnam, akin to teams working in the women's liberation circulate, together with scholars for a Democratic Society, the Black Panther occasion and ladies Strike for Peace. additionally specific was once the Israeli embassy, and family Jewish teams reminiscent of the B'nai B'ritht. end result of the Watergate break-in, regarding former CIA officials, Operation MH/CHAOS was once discontinued. the key nature of this system used to be uncovered through Seymour Hersh within the big apple instances on December 22, 1974. the subsequent yr, additional info have been printed in the course of consultant Bella Abzug's condominium Subcommittee on executive details and person Rights. the govt., in line with the revelations, introduced the fee on CIA actions in the usa (The Rockefeller Commission), lead by way of then vp Nelson Rockefeller, to enquire the intensity of the surveillance. In Operation MHCHOAS, the writer, who's a former CIA officer, refutes the costs made by way of the hot York instances and the Washington submit on the time that this household spying application first made headlines, and takes factor with conclusions of the Rockefeller fee and the Church Committee. He relates how the specific Operations team begun, used to be staffed and the way it was once remodeled into an anti-terrorist unit sooner than it ceased operation. Rafalko information the knowledge that exact Operations workforce gathered opposed to the hot Left and Black extremists and makes the case that the MHCHAOS application used to be justified, why the CIA used to be the logical employer to behavior the gathering, and the results suffered later via American counterintelligence as a result of those investigations.

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Northern Ireland's Lost Opportunity: The Frustrated Promise by Tony Novosel

By Tony Novosel

Northern Ireland's misplaced chance: The annoyed Promise of Political Loyalism

Tony Novosel

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Release date: January 22, 2013 | ISBN-10: 0745333095 | ISBN-13: 978-0745333090
Northern Ireland's misplaced chance is a distinct in-depth research into working-class Loyalism in Northern eire as represented via the Ulster Volunteer strength (UVF), the crimson Hand Commando (RHC) and their political allies. In an unorthodox account, Tony Novosel argues that those teams, visible as implacable enemies through Republicans and the left, did boost a political research of the Northern eire clash within the Seventies which concerned a compromise peace with all political events and warring factions – anything that historians and writers have principally neglected. certain, deeply proficient and provocative, Northern Ireland's misplaced chance is the 1st examine to concentration now not at the violent activities of the UVF/RHC yet on their political imaginative and prescient and programme which, Novosel argues, integrated the potential of a conceivable peace in line with compromise with all teams, together with the Irish Republican military.

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"A major contribution. Novosel exposes the dilemma of in general held perspectives that loyalism used to be apolitical and in simple terms sectarian. The book's importance additionally lies within the intensity of its scholarship. optimistically it's going to remind these learning Northern eire that loyalists performed and proceed to play an important position in peace-building. This warts-and-all account is a crucial read." – Professor Peter Shirlow, institution of legislation, Queen's collage Belfast
"Novosel's examine of the UVF and its makes an attempt to strengthen a politicized loyalism demanding situations the traditional one-dimensional illustration of loyalism that so dominates the media and well known mind's eye. A well-researched historical past according to wide contacts with key gamers, it is a welcome boost to the rising physique of labor on loyalism. an important, critical and informative read." – Graham Spencer is Reader in Politics, clash and the Media on the collage of Portsmouth, united kingdom and writer of The kingdom of Loyalism in Northern Ireland
"This completely researched booklet is imperative to an figuring out of the clash Transformation method which has made Northern eire a beacon of wish, and provides an essential portion of the complicated narrative of our fresh history." – John Kyle, Belfast urban Councilor
"Novosel successfully demanding situations universal perceptions. He demonstrates that a few Loyalists provided wish while wish was once such a lot wanted yet confronted consistent obstruction via these challenged through their 'new thinking'." – Roy Garland, Irish information

About the writer
Tony Novosel is a senior lecturer in background on the college of Pittsburgh. he's desirous about 'common history' initiatives in Belfast.

Product info
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Pluto Press (January 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0745333095
ISBN-13: 978-0745333090

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Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC (2nd by Paul A. Cartledge

By Paul A. Cartledge

Sparta is among the best-documented states of historic Greece. Its political and social platforms have interested and puzzled generations of classical students, in addition to having a strong impact on eu civilization to today. during this totally revised and up-to-date variation of his learn, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities at the back of the powerful delusion of Sparta.

In this fully revised and up-to-date edition of his groundbreaking learn, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities at the back of the powerful delusion of Sparta.

The publication explores either the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the extra conventional written assets with archaeological and environmental views, its assurance extends from the apogee of Mycenaean tradition, to Sparta's an important defeat on the conflict of Mantinea in 362 BC.

One of the foremost topics tested is the connection among the Spartans, the Perioikoi (the unfastened yet politically disenfranchised) and the Helots (unfree peoples). Cartledge demonstrates that the method of land-tenure in line with the exploitation of the helots carried inside of it the seeds either one of Spartan grandeur, and of Spartan decadence.

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The Horten Flying Wing in World War II by David Johnston;H P Dabrowski

By David Johnston;H P Dabrowski

Книга The Horten Flying Wing in international warfare II The Horten Flying Wing in global conflict II Книги Вооружение Автор: H. P. Dabrowski Год издания: 1991 Формат: pdf Издат.:Schiffer Publishing Страниц: fifty five Размер: 20.06 ISBN: 0887403573 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:The background & improvement of the Ho 229.Pre-cursor to trendy Stealth expertise, a jet powered model flew in February 1945.

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Türkiye Tarihi Cilt: 2 Osmanlı Devleti 1300-1600 by Sina Akşin

By Sina Akşin

Türkiye Tarihi, Oğuz Akkan ile Sina Akşin'in 1980 yılında oluşturdukları bir tasarının ve uzunca bir çalışma ve hazırlık döneminin ürünüdür. Türkiye Tarihi five ciltten oluşmaktadır. Her ciltte, dönemin siyaset, iktisat, düşünce, mimarlık ve sanat tarihleri ayrı bölümlerde incelenmektedir. 1. Cilt Osmanlı Devleti öncesindeki Türkleri ele almaktadır. 2. Cilt Osmanlı Tarihini 1600 yılına değin gözden geçirmektedir. three. Cilt 1600-1908 yıllarını kapsıyor. four. Cilt 1908-1980 dönemini inceliyor. five. Cilt 1980-1995 dönemini, yani şimdiki Türkiye'yi ele alıyor.
Sina Akşin yazarlar kadrosunu oluşturmuş ve yayın yönetmenliğini üstlenmiştir. Siyaset Tarihi bölümlerinin yazarları Ümit Hassan, Metin Kunt, Sina Akşin, Mete Tunçay, Cemil Koçak, Hikmet Özdemir, Bülent Tanör'dür. İktisat Tarihi bölümlerini Halil Berktay, Suraiya Faroqhi, Korkut Boratav, Zafer Toprak yazmışlardır. Düşünce Tarihi bölümleri Ümit Hassan, Hüseyin Yurdaydın, Sina Akşin, Selahattin Hilav, Murat Katoğlu tarafından kaleme alınmıştır. Mimarlık ve Sanat tarihi bölümlerinin tek yazarı Ayla Ödekan'dır.
Sina Akşin Türkiye Tarihi'nin amacını şöyle açıklamaktadır: "... Türkiye'de okullarda ve üniversitelerde okutulan tarih genellikle yüzeysel bir tarihtir. Okullarda öğrenciler için tarih en çekilmez, ezbere dayalı, anlamsız ders durumundadır. Üniversite tarih bölümlerinin puanları, yani tarihçiliğe rağbet, çok düşüktür. Tarih, birçoklarımızın gözünde gerçeğin araştırılacağı, heyecan verici bir bilim dalı değil, kabul edilmiş belirli ideolojik ya da siyasal tutumları destekleyecek kanıtların derleneceği bir alandan ibarettir. İşte biz, bu kitabın, ülkemiz tarihçiliğini hal-i pur melalinden kurtarmaya belki mütevazi bir katkısı olur diye düşündük."
Elinizdeki bu cilt, 1300-1600 dönemi Osmanlı Tarihi'nin ilk üç yüzyılı için vazgeçilmez bir kaynak niteliğindedir.

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Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient by Richard Miles

By Richard Miles

An epic heritage of a doomed civilization and a misplaced empire.

The devastating fight to the demise among the Carthaginians and the Romans was once one of many defining dramas of the traditional global. In an epic sequence of land and sea battles, each side got here with reference to victory ahead of the Carthaginians ultimately succumbed and their capital urban, heritage, and tradition have been virtually totally erased.

Drawing on a wealth of recent archaeological examine, Richard Miles vividly brings to lifestyles this misplaced empire-from its origins one of the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon to its apotheosis because the maximum seapower within the Mediterranean. And on the middle of the historical past of Carthage lies the intense determine of Hannibal-the scourge of Rome and one of many maximum army leaders, yet a guy who additionally unwittingly led his humans to disaster.

the 1st full-scale heritage of Carthage in a long time, Carthage has to be Destroyed reintroduces sleek readers to the larger-than-life historic gamers and the traditional glory of this nearly forgotten civilization.

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A History of South East Asia by Arthur Cotterell

By Arthur Cotterell

The fundamental quantity at the historical past of maritime and mainland Southeast Asia from earliest recorded occasions till the current day via acclaimed historian Arthur Cotterell

A heritage of Southeast Asia narrates the heritage of the area from earliest recorded occasions until eventually at the present time, protecting present-day Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and East Timor. Its scope is the complete of Southeast Asia and never simply the mainland, which has some time past obtained undue emphasis very likely due to the Vietnam warfare. Water is the geographical reason behind its harmony and variety, for even landlocked Laos has the Mekong as a method of communication.

Part 1 Early Southeast Asia (the earliest civilisations)
Part 2 Medieval Southeast (the colonial period)
Part three sleek Southeast (the present-day period, following the Pacific size of the second one global)

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Anti-Semitism and Schooling Under the Third Reich by Gregory Wegner

By Gregory Wegner

This e-book investigates the anti-Semitic foundations of Nazi curricula for straight forward colleges, with a spotlight at the topics of biology, background, and literature. Gregory Paul Wegner argues that any examine of Nazi society and its values needs to probe the schooling supplied through the regime. colleges, based on Wegner, play an enormous position in advancing ideological justifications for mass homicide, and in legitimizing a tradition of ethnic and racial hatred. utilizing numerous basic assets, Wegner offers a shiny account of the advance of Nazi education.

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