• Ana Frank en la Casa de Atras

    By Vergeest Aukje

    Ana Frank en los angeles Casa de atrás: ¿quién fue quién?
    Un extraordinario retrato de grupo que queda grabado en los angeles memoria

    Durante l. a. Segunda Guerra Mundial, los angeles niña judía Ana Frank se escondió dos años de los nazis. Confió a su diario las experiencias acumuladas en l. a. clandestinidad, sus pensamientos y sentimientos. También describió de manera exhaustiva a sus compañeros de infortunio: sus padres Edith y Otto, su hermana Margot, los Van Pels y Fritz Pfeffer, y a los cinco protectores que cuidaron de ellos arriesgando sus propias vidas. Posteriormente, el diario de Ana adquirió fama mundial. Pero ¿quiénes fueron todas esas personas, y cómo las reunió el destino en Ámsterdam?

    «Ana Frank en l. a. Casa de atrás: ¿quién fue quién?» no solo ofrece un nuevo retrato de los ocho escondidos, sino también de sus protectores y otras personas ligadas al escondite. l. a. Casa de atrás estaba tan eficazmente organizada, que los allí escondidos lograron permanecer durante años fuera del campo visible de sus perseguidores. En este libro se pasa revista al telón de fondo, los personajes, las relaciones entre ellos y el deadly desenlace. Muchas fotografías inéditas dan caras a los protagonistas.

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  • Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris

    By Richard Kluger

    No publication ahead of this one has rendered the tale of cigarettes -- mankind's commonest self-destructive device and its such a lot ecocnomic purchaser product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail.

    Here for the 1st time, in a narrative filled with the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all of the strands of the ancient procedure -- monetary, social, mental, clinical, political, and criminal -- are woven jointly in a riveting narrative. the foremost characters are the head company executives, public wellbeing and fitness investigators, and antismoking activists who've clashed ever extra stridently as americans debate no matter if smoking can be heavily regulated as an important overall healthiness menace.

    We see tobacco unfold speedily from its aboriginal assets within the New international 500 years in the past, because it turns into more and more considered through a few as sinful and a few as fascinating, and by means of govt as a providence resource of tax profit. With the coming of the cigarette within the late-nineteenth century, smoking adjustments from a luxurious and low hobby to a daily -- to a couple, quintessential -- behavior, aided markedly via the exuberance of the tobacco huskers.

    This free-enterprise luck saga grows shadowed, from the center of this century, as technology starts off to appreciate the cigarette's toxicity. paradoxically the extra precise and persuasive the findings by way of scientific investigators, the extra cigarette makers prosper by means of seeming to switch their product with filters and decreased dosages of tar and nicotine.

    We see the tobacco brands come below intensifying attack as a rogue for knowingly and callously plying their damaging wares whereas insisting that the overall healthiness fees opposed to them (a) stay unproven, and (b) are universally understood, so people who smoke indulge at their very own risk.

    Among the eye-opening disclosures the following: outrageous pseudo-scientific claims made for cigarettes in the course of the '30s and '40s, and the tale of the way the tobacco and the nationwide melanoma Institute spent thousands to advance a "safer" cigarette that used to be by no means delivered to market.

    Dealing with an emotional topic that has generated extra warmth than gentle, this ebook is a dispassionate journey de strength that examines the character of the firms' culpability, the complicity of society as an entire, and the shaky ethical flooring claimed by way of people who smoke who're now challenging recompense

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  • Witchcraft in Early North America (American Controversies)

    Witchcraft in Early North the USA investigates ecu, African, and Indian witchcraft ideals and their expression in colonial the US. Alison Games's attractive publication takes us past the notorious outbreak at Salem, Massachusetts, to examine how witchcraft was once a vital characteristic of colonial societies in North the USA. Her tremendous and full of life creation orients readers to the topic and to the wealthy choice of records that follows. The records start with first encounters among eu missionaries and local americans in New France and New Mexico, and so they finish with witch hunts between local americans within the years of the early American republic. The documents—some of that have by no means been released previously—include excerpts from trials in Virginia, New Mexico, and Massachusetts; debts of outbreaks in Salem, Abiquiu (New Mexico), and one of the Delaware Indians; descriptions of ownership; criminal codes; and allegations of poisoning through slaves. The records bring up concerns valuable to felony, cultural, social, non secular, and gender heritage. This attention-grabbing subject and the book’s extensive geographic and chronological assurance make this publication perfect for readers drawn to new ways to colonial historical past and the historical past of witchcraft.

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  • Gangsterismo: The United States, Cuba and the Mafia, 1933 to 1966

    By Jack Calhoun

    Gangsterismo is a unprecedented accomplishment, the main accomplished heritage but of the conflict of epic forces over numerous many years in Cuba. it's a chronicle that touches upon deep and ongoing issues within the heritage of the Americas, and extra in particular of the us executive, Cuba earlier than and after the revolution, and the legal networks often called the Mafia.The results of 18 years' study at nationwide data and presidential libraries in Kansas, Maryland, Texas, and Massachusetts, this is the tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster country in Cuba. within the early Thirties, mobster Meyer Lansky sowed the seeds of gangsterismo whilst he gained Cuban strongman Fulgencio Batista's help for a together worthy association: the North American Mafia have been to percentage the earnings from a destiny colony of casinos, motels, and nightclubs with Batista, his internal circle, and senior Cuban military and cops. In go back, Cuban specialists allowed the Mafia to function its institutions with no interference. Over the subsequent twenty-five years, a gangster nation took root in Cuba as Batista, different corrupt Cuban politicians, and senior Cuban military and cops obtained wealthy. All was once going swimmingly till a handful of revolutionaries upended the neat association: and the CIA, Cuban counterrevolutionaries, and the Mafia joined forces to try the overthrow of Castro.Gangsterismo is exclusive within the literature on Cuba, and establishes for the 1st time the quintessential, broad function of mobsters within the Cuban exile move. The narrative unfolds opposed to a broader old backdrop of which it was once a component: the disagreement among the U.S. and the Cuban revolution, which became Cuba into the most perilous battlegrounds of the chilly warfare.

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  • Spqr: A Roman Miscellany

    By Anthony Everitt

    From the acclaimed writer of Augustus, Cicero, and The upward thrust of Rome, an enjoyable and richly informative miscellany of proof approximately Rome and the Roman world

    SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. have you learnt to what use the Romans placed the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a cocktail party invitation from the emperor Domitian was once this kind of terrifying prospect? Or why Roman girls smelled so ordinary? The solutions to those questions are available during this compendium of amazing proof and anecdotes approximately old Rome and its Empire. The 500-odd entries diversity throughout each region of Roman lifestyles and society, from the Empress Livia's healing for tonsillitis to the main trustworthy Roman equipment of contraception.

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  • Toward Spatial Humanities: Historical GIS and Spatial History (The Spatial Humanities)

    The software of Geographic info structures (GIS) to concerns in heritage is one of the most enjoyable advancements in either electronic and spatial humanities. Describing a wide selection of functions, the essays during this quantity spotlight the methodological and sizeable implications of a spatial method of historical past. They illustrate how using GIS is altering our knowing of the geographies of the previous and has develop into the foundation for brand spanking new how one can examine background. individuals specialize in present advancements within the use of old assets and discover the insights received through utilising GIS to boost historiography. towards Spatial Humanities is a compelling demonstration of ways GIS can give a contribution to our ancient understanding.

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  • Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America (Enlarged Edition)

    By David T. Courtwright

    In a newly enlarged version of this eye-opening booklet, David T. Courtwright deals an unique interpretation of a perplexing bankruptcy in American social and scientific background: the dramatic switch within the development of opiate addiction--from decent upper-class matrons to lower-class city men, frequently with a legal list. demanding the existing view that the shift resulted from harsh new legislation, Courtwright indicates that the an important position was once performed by means of the clinical instead of the felony profession.
    Dark Paradise tells the tale not just from the point of view of criminal and clinical assets, but in addition from the viewpoint of addicts themselves. With the addition of a brand new advent and new chapters on heroin dependancy and remedy considering 1940, Courtwright has up-to-date this compelling paintings of social background for the current drawback of the Drug warfare.

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  • Hitler: The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer

    By Ernst Hanfstaengl

    Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the relations company in big apple for a dozen years sooner than returning to Germany in 1921. by accident he heard a then little-known Adolf Hitler conversing in a Munich beer corridor and, mesmerized via his amazing oratorical energy, was once confident the guy might a few day come to energy. As Hitler’s fanatical theories and concepts hardened, although, he surrounded himself with rabid extremists reminiscent of Goering, Hess, and Goebbels, and Hanfstaengl grew to become estranged from him.

    yet with the Nazi’s significant unforeseen political triumph in 1930, Hitler turned a countrywide determine, and he invited Hanfstaengl to be his international press secretary. it really is from this targeted insider’s place that the writer offers a shiny, intimate view of Hitler—with his neuroses, repressions, and starting to be megalomania—over the subsequent numerous years. In 1937, 4 years after Hitler got here to strength, family members among Hanfstaengl and the Nazis had deteriorated to this sort of measure that he was once pressured to escape for his lifestyles, escaping to Switzerland. here's a portrait of Hitler as you’ve infrequently obvious him.

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  • The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: An Elusive World Wonder Traced

    By Stephanie Dalley

    The secret of the putting backyard of Babylon is a thrilling tale of detection concerning legends, professional decipherment of historic texts, and a bright description of a little-known civilization. well-known in precedent days as one of many Seven Wonders of the area, the mythical putting backyard of Babylon and its situation have lengthy been steeped in secret and perplexing myths.

    In this notable quantity Stephanie Dalley, an international professional on old Babylonian language, exposes new facts and clarifies all of the identified fabric approximately this enigmatic international ask yourself. putting the backyard inside of a convention of royal patronage, Dalley describes how the decipherment of an unique textual content and its hyperlink to sculpture within the British Museum has enabled her to pin down the place and wherein king the backyard used to be laid out, and to explain intimately what it gave the impression of. via this dramatic and interesting reconstruction of the backyard, Dalley additionally follows its impact on later backyard layout.

    Unscrambling layer through layer the numerous tales that experience outfitted up round the backyard, together with the components performed via Semiramis and Nebuchadnezzar, Dalley indicates why this backyard merits its position along the Pyramids and the Colossus of Rhodes as some of the most extraordinary technical achievements of the traditional world.

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  • Public Land in the Roman Republic: A Social and Economic History of Ager Publicus in Italy, 396-89 BC (Oxford Studies in Roman Society and Law)

    Within the first quantity during this new sequence on Roman society and legislation, Saskia T. Roselaar lines the social and financial heritage of the ager publicus, or public land. because the Romans conquered Italy through the fourth to first centuries BC, and so they took land clear of their defeated enemies and declared this to be the valuables of the Roman nation. This land can be dispensed to Roman voters, however it can also stay within the arms of the country, during which case it used to be on hand for common public use. although, within the 3rd and moment centuries BC development within the inhabitants of Italy ended in an elevated call for for land between either advertisement manufacturers and small farmers. This in flip ended in the slow privatization of the state-owned land, as those that held it desired to protect their rights to it. Roselaar lines the currents in Roman economic system and demography which ended in those developments.

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