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The Fate of the Corps

What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition

Author: Larry E. Morris

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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The first book to trace the fascinating histories of the remarkable men-and one woman-who were members of the Lewis and Clark expedition

Final Reckoning

The Fate of Bester

Author: J. Gregory Keyes

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345427173

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

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The tyrannical regime of the Psi Corps turns against its creator, Alfred Bester, forcing him to confront his own monstrous legacy

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader

North Korea and the Kim Dynasty

Author: Bradley K. Martin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429906999

Category: History

Page: 880

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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader offers in-depth portraits of North Korea's two ruthless and bizarrely Orwellian leaders, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Lifting North Korea's curtain of self-imposed isolation, this book will take readers inside a society, that to a Westerner, will appear to be from another planet. Subsisting on a diet short on food grains and long on lies, North Koreans have been indoctrinated from birth to follow unquestioningly a father-son team of megalomaniacs. To North Koreans, the Kims are more than just leaders. Kim Il-Sung is the country's leading novelist, philosopher, historian, educator, designer, literary critic, architect, general, farmer, and ping-pong trainer. Radios are made so they can only be tuned to the official state frequency. "Newspapers" are filled with endless columns of Kim speeches and propaganda. And instead of Christmas, North Koreans celebrate Kim's birthday--and he presents each child a present, just like Santa. The regime that the Kim Dynasty has built remains technically at war with the United States nearly a half century after the armistice that halted actual fighting in the Korean War. This fascinating and complete history takes full advantage of a great deal of source material that has only recently become available (some from archives in Moscow and Beijing), and brings the reader up to the tensions of the current day. For as this book will explain, North Korea appears more and more to be the greatest threat among the Axis of Evil countries--with some defector testimony warning that Kim Jong-Il has enough chemical weapons to wipe out the entire population of South Korea.

The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere

Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

Author: William Michael Schmidli

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801469619

Category: History

Page: 256

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During the first quarter-century of the Cold War, upholding human rights was rarely a priority in U.S. policy toward Latin America. Seeking to protect U.S. national security, American policymakers quietly cultivated relations with politically ambitious Latin American militaries—a strategy clearly evident in the Ford administration’s tacit support of state-sanctioned terror in Argentina following the 1976 military coup d’état. By the mid-1970s, however, the blossoming human rights movement in the United States posed a serious threat to the maintenance of close U.S. ties to anticommunist, right-wing military regimes. The competition between cold warriors and human rights advocates culminated in a fierce struggle to define U.S. policy during the Jimmy Carter presidency. In The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere, William Michael Schmidli argues that Argentina emerged as the defining test case of Carter’s promise to bring human rights to the center of his administration’s foreign policy. Entering the Oval Office at the height of the kidnapping, torture, and murder of tens of thousands of Argentines by the military government, Carter set out to dramatically shift U.S. policy from subtle support to public condemnation of human rights violation. But could the administration elicit human rights improvements in the face of a zealous military dictatorship, rising Cold War tension, and domestic political opposition? By grappling with the disparate actors engaged in the struggle over human rights, including civil rights activists, second-wave feminists, chicano/a activists, religious progressives, members of the New Right, conservative cold warriors, and business leaders, Schmidli utilizes unique interviews with U.S. and Argentine actors as well as newly declassified archives to offer a telling analysis of the rise, efficacy, and limits of human rights in shaping U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War.

History of the Late Polish Revolution

And the Events of the Campaign

Author: Joseph Hordynski,Józef Hordynski

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poland

Page: 432

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An Address Delivered Before the Corps of Cadets of the United States Military Academy, at West-Point, on the Fifty-third Anniversary of American Independence

Author: Joseph Ritner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fourth of July orations

Page: 15

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The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane

Author: Polly Horvath

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466863013

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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When an accident leaves teenage cousins Meline and Jocelyn parentless, they come to live with their unknown and eccentric Uncle Marten on his private island. They soon discover that the island has a history as tragic as their own: it was once an air force training camp, led by a mad commander whose crazed plan to train pilots to fly airplanes without instruments sent eleven pilots to their deaths. Jocelyn, Meline, and Uncle Marten are soon joined on this island of wrecked planes and wrecked men by an elderly Austrian housekeeper, a very mysterious butler, a cat, and a dog. But to Jocelyn and Meline, being in a strange new place around strange new people only underscores the fact that the world they once knew has ended. Told in the alternating voices of four characters dealing with grief in different ways, Polly Horvath's new novel is a rich and complicated story about loss and the possibility— and impossibility—of beginning again. The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Panzer Commanders of the Western Front

German Tank Generals in World War II

Author: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811749223

Category: History

Page: 272

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Detailed biographies of 5 panzer commanders. Describes what it's like to lead tank units in battle. Includes D-Day, Normandy, the campaign for France, the Battle of the Bulge, and the final battles in Germany.

The Rise and Decline of Thai Absolutism

Author: Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134432283

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book examines the development of Thailand from the integration of Siam into the European world economy at the beginning of the nineteenth century, up to the emergence of Thailand as a modern nation state in the twentieth century. It concentrates in particular on the reign of King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910), during which period the state was modernized, the power of the great nobles was subordinated to the state, and a modern bureaucracy and education system were created.

The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

Author: William Henry Ireland

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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An Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution

Author: Samuel Gridley Howe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greece

Page: 452

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The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June - August 1941

Proceedings Fo the Fourth Art of War Symposium, Garmisch, October, 1987

Author: David M. Glantz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136289690

Category: History

Page: 528

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Beginning with Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, this volume draws upon eye-witness German accounts supplemented with German archival and detailed Soviet materials. Formerly classified Soviet archival materials has been incorporated.

Sex and Manifest Destiny

The Urge That Drove Americans Westward

Author: Martin Naparsteck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786466545

Category: History

Page: 238

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Many factors--political, economic, sociological--contributed to the United States' westward expansion across the continent. But the role that sex played has largely been unexplored by scholars. This is the first book-length study to examine such topics as Thomas Jefferson's interest in the sex lives of American Indians, white's fear of Indians raping white women, Christian missionary beliefs that Native American sexual practices needed to be altered in order to save Indian souls, and the desire of Mormons to practice polygamy. These and other sex-related dynamics all combined to play a role in America's extension from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

A Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Russia

Embellished with Plans of the Battles of the Moskwa and Malo-Jaroslavitz ...

Author: Eugène Labaume

Publisher: N.A


Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Page: 442

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History of the Possessions of the Honourable East India Company

Author: Robert Montgomery Martin

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

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Narrative of the War in Germany and France

In 1813 and 1814

Author: Charles William Vane Marquis of Londonderry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815

Page: 420

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The Dance of Legislation

An Insider's Account of the Workings of the United States Senate

Author: Eric Redman

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295801018

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Dance of Legislation has long been considered a classic description of the legislative process. In it, Eric Redman draws on his two years as a member of Senator Warren Magnuson�s staff to trace the drafting and passing of a piece of legislation � S.4106, the National Health Service Bill � with all the maneuvers, plots, counterplots, frustrations, triumphs, and sheer work and dedication involved. He provides a vivid picture of the bureaucratic infighting, political prerogatives, and Congressional courtesies necessary to make something happen on Capitol Hill. In a Postscript to the 2000 edition, Redman reflects on how that process has, and has not, changed in the thirty years since the book was first published.

Encounters at the Heart of the World

A History of the Mandan People

Author: Elizabeth A. Fenn

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 0374711070

Category: History

Page: 480

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Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them, but why don't we know more? Who were they really? In this extraordinary book, Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology, and nutritional science. Her boldly original interpretation of these diverse research findings offers us a new perspective on early American history, a new interpretation of the American past. By 1500, more than twelve thousand Mandans were established on the northern Plains, and their commercial prowess, agricultural skills, and reputation for hospitality became famous. Recent archaeological discoveries show how these Native American people thrived, and then how they collapsed. The damage wrought by imported diseases like smallpox and the havoc caused by the arrival of horses and steamboats were tragic for the Mandans, yet, as Fenn makes clear, their sense of themselves as a people with distinctive traditions endured. A riveting account of Mandan history, landscapes, and people, Fenn's narrative is enriched and enlivened not only by science and research but by her own encounters at the heart of the world.

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restauration of the Bourbons in 1815

Author: Archibald Alison

Publisher: N.A



Page: 10

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