Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents by Donald Ritchie

By Donald Ritchie

'Press Gallery' examines the lives of Greeley, Horace White, Ben Perley Poore, Emily Briggs, Jane gray Swisshelm, James G. Blaine, and others who have been located within the hub of presidency whilst the Civil warfare, the acquisition of Alaska, the credits Mobilier scandal, and the Johnson impeachment hearings have been making front-page information.

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The Enemy in Our Hands: America's Treatment of Prisoners of by Robert C. Doyle

By Robert C. Doyle

Revelations of abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib legal and the U.S. detention camp at Guantánamo Bay had repercussions extending past the global media scandal that ensued. the talk surrounding pictures and outlines of inhumane therapy of enemy prisoners of battle, or EPWs, from the warfare on terror marked a watershed momentin the learn of contemporary war and the remedy of prisoners of battle. Amid allegations of human rights violations and warfare crimes, one query sticks out one of the relaxation: used to be the therapy of America's newest prisoners of conflict an remoted occasion or a part of a troubling and complicated factor that's deeply rooted in our nation's army history?Military specialist Robert C. Doyle's The Enemy in Our arms: America's therapy of Prisoners of battle from the Revolution to the conflict on Terror attracts from different assets to reply to this question. historic in addition to well timed in its content material, this paintings examines America's significant wars and earlier conflicts -- between them, the yank Revolution, the Civil warfare, international Wars I and II, and Vietnam -- to supply knowing of the UnitedStates' remedy of army and civilian prisoners. The Enemy in Our fingers deals a brand new standpoint of U.S. army heritage with reference to EPWs and means that the strategies hired to regulate prisoners of struggle are specific and disparate from one clash tothe subsequent. as well as different important info, Doyle presents a cultural research and exploration of U.S. adherence to overseas criteria of behavior, together with the 1929 Geneva conference in every one struggle. even supposing wars should not received or misplaced at the foundation of ways EPWs are handled, the remedy of prisoners is without doubt one of the measures wherein history's conquerors are judged.

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Warpaths: Invasions of North America by Ian K. Steele

By Ian K. Steele

In 1513, just a couple of years sooner than Cortes conquered the Aztec empire, Juan Ponce de Leon and 3 shiploads of conquistadores landed simply south of what's now St. Augustine, Florida. The Spanish adventurers, despite the fact that, have been fast pushed away by way of the Timucua humans; extra landings have been equally defeated via the robust archery fireplace of the Calusa, who finally took the lives of Hernandez de Cordoba and Ponce de Leon himself. in actual fact, the ecu event in North the United States will be a miles cry from their rapid victories over the Aztecs and Incas. In Warpaths, Ian okay. Steele offers a sweeping heritage of the varied eu invasions of North the US, portray a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of war that shook the continent. Steele's attention-grabbing account destroys the previous photo of technologically complicated Europeans overrunning primitive savages. as an alternative, he unearths how Amerindians rose to the problem of every successive invasion with martial and diplomatic ability, from the defeat of Ponce de Leon in 1513 to a negotiated peace with the British in 1765. In struggle after warfare, the Amerindians and Europeans battled in a precarious stability, adapting each one other's know-how and strategies and looking one another out as offer resources for foodstuff and guns. Steele follows the adventure of the Spanish at San Agust???n, the English at Jamestown and Plymouth, the French at Qu???bec, and the Dutch at Albany, revealing the titanic variety of Amerindian thoughts for dealing with the invaders. For a century and a part, for instance, Amerindians repelled the Spanish in Florida; the Powhatan fought the English at Jamestown for simply as lengthy. The Algonquin and Huron skillfully drew the French into their wars with the Mohawk, whereas the Wampanoag achieve an lodging with the Pilgrims that lasted for 50 years. during the period, the Amerindians shrewdly performed on ecu rivalries; certainly, they confronted the best chance whilst the ecu courts declared peace among their colonies. The 5 countries, Creek, and Cherokee confederations specifically used the Europeans to increase their very own strength. Steele keeps the tale throughout the arrival of eu regulars in 1755, exhibiting how the Amerindians tailored to the ensuing alterations in conflict and the final word British victory over the French. in any case, the effective English have been confronted with a strong Amerindian crusade opposed to their outlying posts that compelled them to just accept an army stalemate at the frontier, resulting in a negotiated stability of strength in 1765. The conflicts that erupted with the ecu arrival have lengthy been encrusted with delusion and self-congratulatory folklore. Warpaths bargains a startling new examine this pivotal period, combining social, cultural, and armed forces background to supply a extra nuanced portrait of the violence that gave delivery to trendy North the USA.

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Cryocoolers 11 by Ronald G. Ross Jr.

By Ronald G. Ross Jr.

Composed of papers written by way of major engineers and scientists within the box, this invaluable assortment stories the latest advances in cryocooler improvement, comprises wide functionality try out effects and comparisons, and relates the most recent adventure in integrating cryocoolers into complicated functions.

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Race Relations in Colonial Trinidad 1870-1900 by Bridget Brereton

By Bridget Brereton

During this learn of the advance of a colonial Caribbean territory within the overdue 19th century the various peoples of Trinidad - Europeans, white Creoles of French, Spanish and English descent, Africans, Creole blacks, Venezuelans, chinese language and Indian immigrants - occupy the centre level. They shaped a society deeply divided alongside strains of race, epidermis color, monetary place and academic point. Dr Brereton appears to be like at how the white elite, either ecu and Creole, was once capable of regulate the society, mostly unchecked by way of the Imperial strength and its brokers in Trinidad, after which investigates the emergence of a bunch which might problem that keep watch over: the colored and black center category. This booklet makes an enormous contribution to the historical past of the West Indies, and particularly to the heritage of Trinidad, nonetheless principally unresearched. it's going to curiosity historians and sociologists focused on the improvement of post-emancipation Caribbean societies and with race family within the Americas after slavery.

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Plantation Jamaica, 1750-1850: Capital And Control In A by B W Higman

By B W Higman

Plantation Jamaica analyses the $64000 yet overlooked position of the lawyers who controlled estates, mainly for absentee vendors, and assesses their potency and impression on Jamaica in the course of slavery and freedom. Meticulous learn according to numerous assets, together with the lawyers' letters, plantation papers and slave registration files, presents wealthy quantitative and literary information describing the legal professionals' function, prestige, variety of actions and demographic features. Higman charts either the level of absentee possession and the complicated constitution of the managerial hierarchy that stretched around the Atlantic. distinct case reports examine the lawyer Simon Taylor's administration of Golden Grove property within the decade prior to the yankee Revolution and Isaac Jackson's regulate of Montpelier within the years instantly following the abolition of slavery. those examples offer a wealth of knowledge approximately plantation lifestyles and labour, expertise, alternate, investments and earnings. Higman additionally makes a special contribution through investigating and describing numerous issues formerly missed, together with the postal provider, the heritage of accounting and the function of legal professionals within the British I

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Military vehicles by Ian Graham

By Ian Graham

The "Designed for fulfillment" sequence introduces a number of fascinating autos. every one ebook comprises details on: layout and know-how; functionality; defense; manufacture; and prime types in a manner that's obtainable for quite a lot of readers. The titles disguise examples of autos whose layout has been winning; offer case experiences that examine layout, manufacture and the functionality of cars and comprise info of safeguard, together with garments. This name makes a speciality of army automobiles

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The Militarization of Culture in the Dominican Republic, by Valentina Peguero

By Valentina Peguero

The Militarization of tradition within the Dominican Republic, from the Captains normal to normal Trujillo strains the interplay of the army and the civilian inhabitants, displaying the various ways that the army ethos has permeated Dominican tradition. Valentina Peguero categorizes the Dominican army earlier than 1930 as protectionists, facilitators, or self-servers, a framework that sheds new mild on Dominican civil-military kin.

Peguero synchronizes the heritage of the Dominican army and that of Dominican society from her twin views as a local of the Dominican Republic through the Trujillo period and as a historian who's good accustomed to the country’s background and literature. She indicates how the brutal Trujillo dictatorship created La Nueva Patria (The New place of birth) to advertise a brand new order and current the army as a version for society, implementing army ideas at the civil society and combining army tradition with pop culture to reshape the state. dependent round interviews with former army team of workers, students, and politicians, this examine brings to lifestyles documentary details and provides a poignant narrative that describes the accidental results that resulted whilst Trujillo valued arming the state above assembly the wishes of the populace.

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