The Best of Our Spies

By Alex Gerlis

“Intriguing novel choked with striking insights into the human tales in the back of the good fight opposed to Hitler. attention-grabbing read.” Gavin Esler, broadcaster and author. France, July 1944: a month after the Allied landings in Normandy and the liberation of Europe is underway. within the Pas de Calais, Nathalie Mercier, a tender British detailed Operations govt undercover agent operating with the French Resistance, disappears. In London, her husband Owen Quinn, an officer with Royal military Intelligence, discovers the reality approximately her function within the Allies’ subtle deception on the center of D-Day. Appalled yet decided, Quinn units off on a dangerous hunt via France looking for his spouse. With the aid of the Resistance he reveals Nathalie, yet then the bitterness of battle and its insatiable urge for food for revenge, meet up with them in dramatic type. in line with genuine occasions of the second one global battle the simplest of Our Spies is an exciting story of foreign intrigue, love, deception and espionage.

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American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Susan Ware

In 1607, Powhatan teen Pocahontas first encountered English settlers whilst John Smith was once delivered to her village as a captive. In 1920, the ratification of the nineteenth modification gave ladies the constitutional correct to vote. And in 2012, the U.S. Marine Corps lifted its ban on ladies in energetic wrestle, permitting girl marines to affix the sisterhood of yank girls who stand on the heart of this country's historical past. among each one of those sign issues runs the multi-layered event of yankee girls, from pre-colonization to the current.

In American Women's heritage: a really brief Introduction Susan Ware emphasizes the richly diversified studies of yank girls as they have been formed by way of components equivalent to race, type, faith, geographical place, age, and sexual orientation. The ebook starts off with a entire examine early the USA, with gender on the middle, making it transparent that women's studies weren't constantly similar to men's, and searching on the colonizers in addition to the colonized, besides problems with cost, slavery, and nearby adaptations. She exhibits how women's family and waged hard work formed the Northern economic climate, and the way slavery affected the lives of either loose and enslaved Southern girls. Ware then strikes in the course of the tumultuous many years of industrialization and urbanization, describing the nineteenth century events led via girls (temperance, ethical reform, and abolitionism), She hyperlinks women's stories to the frequent occasions of the Civil struggle, the revolutionary period, and international conflict I, culminating in twentieth century girl activism for civil rights and successive waves of feminism.

Ware explores the key changes in women's heritage, with recognition to quite a lot of subject matters from political activism to pop culture, the workforce and the relations. From Anne Bradstreet to Ida B. Wells to Eleanor Roosevelt, this Very brief creation acknowledges ladies as a strength in American historical past and, extra importantly, tells women's background as American background. on the middle of Ware's narrative is the popularity that gender - the altering ancient and cultural structures of roles assigned to the organic variations of the sexes - is valuable to knowing the heritage of yank women's lives, and to the heritage of the us.

ABOUT THE sequence: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford collage Press includes countless numbers of titles in virtually each topic zone. those pocket-sized books are the suitable strategy to get forward in a brand new topic fast. Our specialist authors mix proof, research, viewpoint, new principles, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and tough issues hugely readable.

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Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton (Peopling of the Americas Publications)

nearly from the day of its unintentional discovery alongside the banks of the Columbia River in Washington nation in July 1996, the traditional skeleton of Kennewick guy has garnered major realization from medical and local American groups in addition to public media retailers. This quantity represents a collaboration between actual and forensic anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and geochemists, between others, and offers the result of the medical examine of this amazing locate. students handle various themes, from simple points of osteological research to complex ?research involved in Kennewick Man’s origins and his relationships to different populations. Interdisciplinary stories, accomplished facts assortment and renovation, and purposes of know-how are all severe to telling Kennewick Man’s tale.        

Kennewick guy: The medical research of an  Ancient American Skeleton is written for a discerning expert viewers, but the soaking up tale of the continues to be, their discovery, their curation heritage, and the broad volume of aspect that expert scientists were in a position to glean from them will attract and proficient common readers. those bones lay silent for almost 9 thousand years, yet now, by means of devoted researchers, they could talk about the lifetime of one of many earliest human occupants of North America.

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Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By John Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths

A complete and authoritative brief advisor, this Very brief advent to Medieval Britain covers the institution of the Anglo-Norman monarchy within the early center a while, via to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France within the later heart a while. Out of the turbulence got here improved senses of identification in Scotland, Wales, and eire. but this was once an age, too, of becoming definition of Englishness and of a particular English cultural culture.

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The Humanistic Tradition, Book 3: The European Renaissance , The Reformation, and Global Encounter

By Gloria K. Fiero

The explosion of creativity that marked the ecu Renaissance provoked an unheard of age of exploration and of cross-cultural come across. From the depths of the Black Plague to the heights of Shakespeare's sonnets, e-book 3 of The Humanistic culture presents a thrilling portrait of this era. In a compelling counterpoint to her description of the Renaissance, Fiero devotes a piece to the cultures that got here into expanding touch with the burgeoning West - the kingdoms of West Africa and the societies of North, critical, and South the United States.

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Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

By Christos Kremmydas

Hellenistic oratory is still an elusive topic as no longer one Greek speech has survived from the tip of the fourth century BC until eventually the start of the 1st century advert. This choice of fourteen interdisciplinary essays bargains a wide-ranging research of different ways that Hellenistic oratory will be approached.

Written via a group of top students within the box, it examines the several different types of facts which make clear the dynamic personality of oratory throughout the Hellenistic interval. All essays tension the pervasive impact of Hellenistic oratory and survey its varied manifestations in assorted literary genres and socio-political contexts, specifically the discussion among the Greek oratorical culture and the constructing oratorical practices at Rome.

The quantity opens with a close creation, which units the examine of Hellenistic oratory in the context of present tendencies in Hellenistic heritage and rhetoric, and closes with an afterword which underlines the vibrancy and class of oratory in this interval. it is going to attract all scholars and students of Hellenistic heritage, society, and the heritage of rhetoric.

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The Penguin History of Europe

By J. M. Roberts

Entire in its scope and brilliantly readable, this can be a awesome follow-up to the author's bestselling Penguin background of the area. starting with prehistory and the early civilizations of the Aegean, The Penguin historical past of Europe strains the advance of eu identification in its many guises, during the age of Christendom, the center a while, early smooth heritage and the previous eu order.

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Ancient Rome

By William E. Dunstan

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the significant interval from the second one millennium BCE to the 6th century CE, sporting readers throughout the succession of fateful steps and agonizing crises that marked Roman evolution from an early village cost to the capital of a rare realm extending from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. a number of world-famous figures come to lifestyles in those pages, together with Alexander the good, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Cicero, Nero, Hadrian, Diocletian, Constantine, Justinian, and Theodora. jam-packed with chilling narratives of violence, lust, and political expediency, this publication not just describes empire-shaping political and armed forces occasions but in addition treats social and cultural advancements as fundamental to Roman heritage. William E. Dunstan highlights such key themes because the actual atmosphere, girls, legislation, the jobs of slaves and freedmen, the plight of unprivileged loose humans, the composition and tool of the ruling type, schooling, well known leisure, nutrients and garments, marriage and divorce, intercourse, dying and burial, finance and exchange, medical and clinical achievements, spiritual associations and practices, and creative and literary masterpieces. All readers attracted to the classical global will locate this a desirable and compelling history.

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The First World War: A New History

By Hew Strachan

A super and penetrating new heritage of the 1st international warfare through one of many world's most effective specialists at the clash. Reissued with a brand new creation from the writer.

Hew Strachan is without doubt one of the world's most effective specialists at the nice battle of 1914-18. His on-going three-volume heritage of the clash, the 1st of which was once released in 2001, is probably going to develop into the normal educational reference paintings: Max Hastings known as it 'one of the main awesome books of contemporary heritage in a generation', whereas Richard Holmes hailed it as a 'towering achievement'.

Now, Hew Strachan brings his large wisdom to a one-volume paintings aimed squarely on the common reader. the muse in the back of the foremost Channel four sequence of a similar identify, to which Hew was once leader advisor, the 1st global warfare is an important addition to the literature in this topic, taking because it does a uniquely international view of what's frequently misconceived as a protracted skirmish at the Western entrance. Exploring such theatres because the Balkans, Africa and the Ottoman Empire, Strachan assesses Britain's participation within the gentle of what turned a fight for the defence of liberalism, and exhibit how the struggle formed the 'short' 20th century that it.

Accessible, compelling and completely convincing, this is often sleek background writing at its best.

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