Betsy Ross

Author: Wil Mara
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516253695
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Betsy Ross from the Author: Wil Mara. Presents a brief look at the life of Betsy Ross.

The Politics Of Piracy

Author: Andrew Mertha
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801443640
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The Politics Of Piracy from the Author: Andrew Mertha. Mertha analyzes the impact of external political pressure on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. A useful volume for anyone interested in the actual workings of the governmental bureaucracy in China, as well as for those who want to gain insights into the practical aspects of IPR enforcement.

The Art Of Surrender

Author: Robin Wagner-Pacifici
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226869797
Size: 46.26 MB
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The Art Of Surrender from the Author: Robin Wagner-Pacifici. Explores the ritual concessions as acts of warfare, performances of submission, demonstrations of power, and representations of shifting, unstable worlds. The author considers the limits of sovereignty at conflict's end, showing how the ways we concede loss can be as important as the ways we claim victory.

Civil War Experience

Author: Jay Wertz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781844423118
Size: 33.42 MB
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Civil War Experience from the Author: Jay Wertz. Accompanied by an audio CD, this book includes newly researched and previously unpublished facsimile memorabilia from the USA's finest public archives and private collections. Box-out features on the commanders, the medal-winning heroes, the units, and the weapons are included.

Winter Park In Vintage Postcards

Author: Robin Chapman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738518329
Size: 13.68 MB
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Winter Park In Vintage Postcards from the Author: Robin Chapman. "The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise," wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Park's oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, "This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida." The New Englandlike city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of Jacksonville. In 1885, prestigious Rollins College was founded here, the first institution of higher learning in Florida.

Their Right To Speak

Author: Alisse PORTNOY
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674019225
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Their Right To Speak from the Author: Alisse PORTNOY. In this groundbreaking study, Portnoy links antebellum Indian removal debates with crucial, simultaneous debates about African Americans--abolition of slavery and African colonization--revealing ways European American women negotiated prohibitions to make their voices heard. Situating the debates within contemporary, competing ideas about race, religion, and nation, Portnoy examines the means by which women argued for a "right to speak" on national policy.

Environmental Issues

Author: Ron Fridell
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761418856
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Environmental Issues from the Author: Ron Fridell. Describes the history of environmentalism, discusses conflicts between environmentalists and politicians, and gives examples of how globalization and industry have affected the environment.

Mercenaries

Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 0307416046
Size: 22.54 MB
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Mercenaries from the Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning. SOLDIERS OF $$ Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country. Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines–from the “Sea Peoples” who fought for the pharaohs’ greater glory to today’s soldiers for hire from private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges is a fascinating account of the men who fight other people’s wars–the Greeks who built an empire for Alexander the Great, the Nubians who accompanied Hannibal across the Alps, the Irish who became the first to go global in their search for work. Soldiers of fortune have always had the power to change the course of war, and Lanning examines their pivotal roles in individual battles and in the rise and fall of empires. As the employment of contract soldiers spreads in Iraq and America’s War on Terrorism–the U.S. paid $30 billion to PMCs in 2003 alone–Mercenaries offers a valuable inside look at a system that appears embedded in our nation’s future. Includes eight pages of photographs From the Paperback edition.

In The Desert Of Desire

Author: William L. Fox
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874175639
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In The Desert Of Desire from the Author: William L. Fox. His purview ranges from casino art galleries to spectacular animal collections like those of magicians Siegfried and Roy and Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef exhibit, from the environmental and psychological impact of lavish water displays in the arid desert to the artistic ambiguities intrinsic to Las Vegas's floating world of showgirls, lapdancers, and ballet divas. This compelling, disturbing discussion of entertainment and the arts in Las Vegas shows how our insatiable modern appetite for extravagance and spectacle has diminished the power of unembellished nature and the arts to teach and inspire us, and demonstrates the way our libertarian society privileges private benefit over public good."--BOOK JACKET.