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Historical dictionary of Namibia by John J. Grotpeter

Historical dictionary of Namibia by John J. Grotpeter

By John J. Grotpeter

Namibia isn't really one of many greatest or most crucial African states, however it has attracted extra consciousness than so much. the reason being visible. It used to be a vital try out case in decolonization of southern Africa and the fight persevered for years. Now that Namibia is self sustaining, it may possibly purely be was hoping that the curiosity could be sustained in a single of Africa's more youthful and, in many ways, extra promising ventures.While a few may perhaps suppose that we already understand much approximately Namibia, given the big literature that exists, this information is quite restricted and skewed. we've been amply trained concerning the fight for independence, the debates within the United international locations, and South Africa's position. yet many different issues were mostly missed. there has been an prior fight for freedom, one that may possibly stimulated the newer section. taking a look additional again, it can be crucial to think about how the land was once peopled and constructed ahead of colonization. those features are incorporated during this striking research of Namibia and make it broader and deeper than most.It used to be tough to put in writing this actual dictionary. whereas a few of the details was once quite simply avaiable, specifically the component in terms of the fight for independence, no longer it all was once trustworthy and it took a lot digging and sifting to appreciate what truly did ensue. For prior sessions or lesser occasions, the trouble needed to be larger but. still, the duty used to be dealt with admirably through an unflagging writer who not just learn and atudied yet visited and saw Namibia to accomplish this book.This is the author's first ebook on Africa, and his 3rd within the ancient Dictionary sequence (also Swaziland and Zambia). on the time of his demise, John J. Grotpeter held an endowed chair because the William and Edith Bucke Professor of Liberal Arts at St. Louis university of Pharmacy, the place he have been affiliated for 31 years.

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The President and the apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, by Eisenhower, Dwight David; Gellman, Irwin F.; Nixon, Richard

The President and the apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, by Eisenhower, Dwight David; Gellman, Irwin F.; Nixon, Richard

By Eisenhower, Dwight David; Gellman, Irwin F.; Nixon, Richard Milhous

“Irwin Gellman has emerged from years within the data to inform the attention-grabbing tale of President Dwight Eisenhower and his courting together with his vp, Richard Nixon. Gellman dispels the fog that has lengthy enveloped this topic and casts new mild on a serious chilly conflict presidency. Masterfully written, The President and the Apprentice is a must-read for a person who, like me, loves stable political history.”—Allen Matusow, writer of The Unraveling of America
 
greater than part a century after Eisenhower left place of work, the heritage of his presidency is so clouded through fantasy, partisanship, and outright fraud that almost all humans have little knowing of ways Ike’s management labored or what it comprehensive. We know—or imagine we know—that Eisenhower distrusted his vp, Richard Nixon, and stored him at arm’s size; that he did little to enhance civil rights; that he sat via as Joseph McCarthy’s reckless anticommunist crusade threatened to damage his management; and that he deliberate the disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. None of this can be true.
 
The President and the Apprentice unearths a unique Eisenhower, and a unique Nixon. Ike depended on and depended on Nixon, sending him on many delicate abroad missions. Eisenhower, now not Truman, accomplished the desegregation of the army. Eisenhower and Nixon, now not Lyndon Johnson, driven the Civil Rights Act of 1957 in the course of the Senate. Eisenhower was firm to deliver down McCarthy and did so. Nixon by no means, opposite to contemporary debts, observed a psychotherapist, yet whereas Ike used to be improving from his middle assault in 1955, Nixon was once overworked, overanxious, overmedicated, and on the limits of his skill to function.
 
in line with two decades of study in several records, many formerly untouched, this e-book bargains a clean and stunning account of the Eisenhower presidency.
 
“Irwin Gellman’s magnificent study and believable reconstruction of the Eisenhower-Nixon courting may perhaps revolutionize the that means of historic revisionism. The President and the Apprentice is an unsettling tour de force.David Levering Lewis, writer of King: A Biography and W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

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Bonaventura Vulcanius, Works and Networks: Bruges 1538 - by Helene Cazes

Bonaventura Vulcanius, Works and Networks: Bruges 1538 - by Helene Cazes

By Helene Cazes

The final of the Renaissance humanists, Bonaventura Vulcanius, remains to be a mysterious determine, even supposing he left a correspondence, at the least Alba amicorum, and a set of books and manuscripts. Born in Bruges in 1538, the son of a disciple of Erasmus, he spent the stricken many years of 1560 and 1570 in wanderings ahead of his appointment in 1581 as a Professor for Greek and Latin Letters on the collage of Leiden. He edited and translated many a unprecedented textual content, composed dictionaries, despatched laudatory poems, and compiled the 1st chapters of a background of Germanic languages. This quantity gathers fresh study in this flexible philologist, and contains the 1st version of many unpublished works and files. participants are Karel Bostoen, Helene Cazes, Thomas M. Conley, Harm-Jan van Dam, Hugues Daussy, Kees Dekker, Jeanine de Landtsheer, Alfons Dewitte, Toon van Hal, Chris L. Heesakkers, Wilhelmina G. Heesakkers-Kamerbeek, Jeltine Ledegang-Keegstra, G.A.C. van der Lem, Kees Meerhoff, Dirk van Miert, Kasper van Ommen, Paul J. Smith and Gilbert Tournoy.

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The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, by Giles Milton

The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, by Giles Milton

By Giles Milton

Giles Milton's first e-book, The Riddle and the Knight, is an engaging account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who used to be the main recognized author in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a booklet approximately his voyage worldwide that grew to become a beacon that lit the way in which for the nice expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures supplied suggestion for writers akin to Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. via the 19th century even if, his claims have been principally discredited by means of teachers. Giles Milton trigger within the footsteps of Mandeville, with a purpose to attempt his impressive claims, and to revive Mandeville to his rightful position within the literature of exploration.

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"In the Hands of a Good Providence": Religion in the Life of by Mary V. Thompson

"In the Hands of a Good Providence": Religion in the Life of by Mary V. Thompson

By Mary V. Thompson

Attempts through evangelical Christians to assert Washington and different founders as their very own, and students' ongoing makes an attempt to contradict those claims, are not anything new. relatively after Washington was once now not round to refute them, legends of his Baptist baptism or mystery conversion to Catholicism started to proliferate. Mount Vernon researcher Mary Thompson endeavors to get past the present preoccupation with even if Washington and different founders have been or weren't evangelical Christians to invite what position faith had of their lives. Thompson follows Washington and his family members over a number of generations, situating her inquiry within the context of recent paintings at the position of faith in colonial and postrevolutionary Virginia and the Chesapeake.

Thompson considers Washington's energetic participation as a vestryman and church warden in addition to a beneficiant donor to his parish ahead of the Revolution, and the way his attendance declined after the battle. He may attend targeted ceremonies, and stood as godparent to the kids of friends and family, yet he stopped taking communion and resigned his church workplace. whatever had replaced, yet used to be it Washington, the church, or either? Thompson concludes that he was once a religious Anglican, of a Latitudinarian bent, instead of both an evangelical Christian or a Deist. The which means of this description, Thompson permits, whilst utilized to eighteenth-century Virginia gents, is way from self-evident, leaving abundant room for speculation.

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Eduard Brückner: The Sources and Consequences of Climate by Nico Stehr (ed.), Hans von Storch (ed.)

Eduard Brückner: The Sources and Consequences of Climate by Nico Stehr (ed.), Hans von Storch (ed.)

By Nico Stehr (ed.), Hans von Storch (ed.)

This anthology of stories via the eminent geographer and weather scientist Eduard Brückner (1862-1927) on anthropogenic weather switch and the social, political and monetary effect of weather adaptations on societies in historic instances, assembles his pioneering paintings in English for the 1st time. the problems mentioned through Brückner at the moment are thought of to be one of the such a lot urgent dealing with smooth society and weather study. on the flip of the 20 th century, Brückner was once one of many vital protagonists in a lively debate in technology and society approximately international weather variability and its political and fiscal value.
The stories released the following have been selected to illustrate Brückner 's wide-ranging clinical curiosity in weather variability, his large empirical learn and theoretical research of weather switch, his evaluation of latest analyses and brooding about anthropogenic weather switch (such because the common drawback approximately desiccation), and the way he approached the questions of the move of medical wisdom into society.
in lots of methods Brückner used to be a completely sleek scientist, confident, for instance, that the difficulty of weather swap and its effect used to be of substantial medical benefit and that destiny weather adjustments are of serious importance for the overall healthiness of humankind in addition to for the worldwide stability of political and monetary kinfolk. Brückner 's bold principles must have an important effect on our current perspectives of weather, weather variability and weather impact.

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Epidemien und Pandemien in historischer Perspektive: by Jörg Vögele, Stefanie Knöll, Thorsten Noack

Epidemien und Pandemien in historischer Perspektive: by Jörg Vögele, Stefanie Knöll, Thorsten Noack

By Jörg Vögele, Stefanie Knöll, Thorsten Noack

Im Zentrum dieses Sammelbandes stehen neue Forschungsergebnisse interdisziplinärer Autorinnen und Autoren aus sieben Ländern zum Thema Seuchen. Seuchen verbreiten zunächst Unsicherheiten, so dass historische Beispiele und Denkweisen herangezogen werden, um Gefahren zu erkennen und Gegenmaßnahmen zu treffen. Solche Traditionen lassen sich über Jahrhunderte zurück verfolgen. So werden in diesem Band die Rekonstruktion von Fakten in Zeit und Raum (global vs. neighborhood) sowie die Einflüsse auf das Kulturleben (cultural impression) und die der Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Science stories) analysiert. Einführend und abschließend werden Forschungsstand und -perspektiven zur Sozialgeschichte der Medizin diskutiert.

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A Wish a Kiss a Dream by Lora Leigh

A Wish a Kiss a Dream by Lora Leigh

By Lora Leigh

Cowboy - Cowboy & the Thief by means of Lora Leigh e-book 2 within the Cowboy sequence. the landlord of the traditional Irish Torque will continually be an Irish lass. The wearer, the sweetheart of her center and soul. it is Angel Manning's legacy and has sparked goals of an unknown lover who may fill her nights with warmth, her center with pleasure. but if her father sells the Torque to Jack Riley opposed to her needs, future and destiny are installed movement. She'll get it again if she has to scouse borrow it. yet Jack catches her, and he isn't giving it up and not using a struggle. Djinn's want by way of Shiloh Walker whilst Tamric selected to develop into Djinn, he by no means imagined that he will be trapped in provider to a magickal reflect for millions of years, granting one desire to each one girl who holds it. Tam is able to do whatever to acquire his freedom while he meets the human who will make him burn with a starvation he had in the past forgotten and yearn for a love not like any he has ever imagined. For her he'll hand over his freedom, his desires, his every little thing. simply to see her joy?—before he disappears from her existence endlessly. Dream - Paying Up by way of Mary Wine Christina Faulkner made a big gamble and now she owed him a kiss. If she's fortunate, he is forgotten all approximately it. Shane Jacobs did not simply wish the guess paid. He sought after a lot extra. yet as soon as ardour touches its pursuits, hope transforms easy touch into captivating obsession. And Christina is set to find that Shane hasn't forgotten her. in truth, he is coming again to assert what's his. it all. notice: Paying Up is associated with the ''Dream'' sequence yet may be learn as a stand-alone tale.

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