East to the Dawn

The Life of Amelia Earhart

Author: Susan Butler

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786745797

Category: History

Page: 520

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Based on ten years of research through archives, letters, and diaries, and on interviews with friends and relatives, this insightful biography includes intricate details about Earhart's career and her fateful last flight.

To see the dawn

Baku, 1920-First Congress of the Peoples of the East

Author: John Riddell

Publisher: Pathfinder Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 344

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How can peasants and workers in the colonial world achieve freedom from imperialist exploitation? By what means can working people overcome divisions incited by their national ruling classes and act together for their common class interests? These questions were addressed by 2,000 delegates to the 1920. Congress of the Peoples of the East.

The Dawn of British Trade to the East Indies As Recorded in the Court Minutes of the East India Company, 1599-1603; Containing an Account of the Form

Author: Henry Stevens

Publisher: Schauffler Press

ISBN: 9781446078600

Category: History

Page: 354

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The First Team

Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway

Author: John Lundstrom

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 161251166X

Category: History

Page: 576

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Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations in the Pacific through the decisive Battle of Midway, it offers a narrative account of how ace fighter pilots like Jimmy Thach and Butch O'Hare and their skilled VF squadron mates - called the "first team" - amassed a remarkable combat record in the face of desperate odds. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action and places these extraordinary fighters within the context of overall carrier operations. He writes from the viewpoint of the pilots themselves, after interviewing some fifty airmen from each side, to give readers intimate details of some of the most exciting aerial engagements of the war. At the same time he assesses the role the fighter squadrons played in key actions and shows how innovations in fighter tactics and gunnery techniques were a primary reason for the reversal of American fortunes. After more than twenty years in print, the book remains the definitive account and is being published in paperback for the first time to reach an even larger audience.

Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History

Author: William J. Hamblin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452062X

Category: History

Page: 544

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The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William J. Hamblin synthesizes current knowledge and offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare. Paying particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideaology in Mesopotamia and Egypt, Hamblin focuses on: * recruitment and training of the infantry * the logistics and weaponry of warfare * the shift from stone to metal weapons * the role played by magic * narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle * the origins and development of the chariot as military transportation * fortifications and siegecraft *developments in naval warfare. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.

Dawn Of British Trade To The

Author: Henry Stevens

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 331

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First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Religions of Japan From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

Author: William Elliot Griffis

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847203215

Category: Fiction

Page: 481

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Modern Middle East

Revised Edition

Author: Albert H. Hourani,Phillip Khoury

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860649639

Category: History

Page: 680

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This reader brings together key writings on the modern history of the Middle East by some of the best-known specialists in the field. Covering two centuries of change, from 1789 to the present day, the selection is carefully designed for students and is the only text of its kind available. Fully updated with two new chapters to take into account recent world events, this book remains of great use to all those with a general interest in the Middle East.

Look to the East

Author: Maureen Lang

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 9781414338958

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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When the German army sweeps in to occupy the French provincial village of Briecourt at the dawn of the First World War, two feuding families--the Toussaints and the de Colvilles--must work together to protect stragglers caught behind enemy lines. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Pacific Rim

East Asia at the Dawn of a New Century

Author: Elaine Pascoe

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761330158

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Examines the history and current economic and political importance of Japan, China, Taiwan, the Koreas, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

The Dawn That Never Comes

Shimazaki Toson and Japanese Nationalism

Author: Michael Bourdaghs

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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A critical rethinking of theories of national imagination, The Dawn That Never Comes offers the most detailed reading to date in English of one of modern Japan's most influential poets and novelists, Shimazaki Toson (1872–1943). It also reveals how Toson's works influenced the production of a fluid, shifting form of national imagination that has characterized twentieth-century Japan. Analyzing Toson's major works, Michael K. Bourdaghs demonstrates that the construction of national imagination requires a complex interweaving of varied—and sometimes contradictory—figures for imagining the national community. Many scholars have shown, for example, that modern hygiene has functioned in nationalist thought as a method of excluding foreign others as diseased. This study explores the multiple images of illness appearing in Toson's fiction to demonstrate that hygiene employs more than one model of pathology, and it reveals how this multiplicity functioned to produce the combinations of exclusion and assimilation required to sustain a sense of national community. Others have argued that nationalism is inherently ambivalent and self-contradictory; Bourdaghs shows more concretely both how this is so and why it is necessary and provides, in the process, a new way of thinking about national imagination. Individual chapters take up such issues as modern medicine and the discourses of national health; ideologies of the family and its representation in modern literary works; the gendering of the canon of national literature; and the multiple forms of space and time that narratives of national history require.

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age

Author: Joan Aruz,Sarah B. Graff,Yelena Rakic

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300208081

Category: Art

Page: 448

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Bringing together the research of internationally renowned scholars, Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age contributes significantly to our understanding of the epoch-making artistic and cultural exchanges that took place across the Near East and Mediterranean in the early first millennium B.C. This was the world of Odysseus, in which seafaring Phoenician merchants charted new nautical trade routes and established prosperous trading posts and colonies on the shores of three continents; of kings Midas and Croesus, legendary for their wealth; and of the Hebrew Bible, whose stories are brought vividly to life by archaeological discoveries. Objects drawn from collections in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and the United States, reproduced here in sumptuous detail, reflect the cultural encounters of diverse populations interacting through trade, travel, and migration as well as war and displacement. Together, they tell a compelling story of the origins and development of Western artistic traditions that trace their roots to the ancient Near East and across the Mediterranean world. Among the masterpieces brought together in this volume are stone reliefs that adorned the majestic palaces of ancient Assyria; expertly crafted Phonecian and Syrian bronzes and worked ivories that were stored in the treasuries of Assyria and deposited in tombs and sanctuaries in regions far to the west; and lavish personal adornments and other luxury goods, some imported and others inspired by Near Eastern craftsmanship. Accompanying texts by leading scholars position each object in cultural and historical context, weaving a narrative of crisis and conquest, worship and warfare, and epic and empire that spans both continents and millennia. Writing another chapter in the story begun in Art of the First Cities (2003) and Beyond Babylon (2008), Assyria to Iberia offers a comprehensive overview of art, diplomacy, and cultural exchange in an age of imperial and mercantile expansion in the ancient Near East and across the Mediterranean in the first millennium B.C.—the dawn of the Classical age.

Dawn on the Coast

Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780590439008

Category: Baby Sitters club

Page: 192

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Since her parents' divorce, Dawn lives in Connecticut with her mother while her brother and father are in California, but after a week's vacation in sunny, healthy southern California, Dawn isn't sure she wants to return to the East Coast.

The Dawn of Civilization

4,000 – 500 BC

Author: Sean Ellerker

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783065435

Category: History

Page: 200

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An absorbing and enlightening adventure through time… This book tells the story of the ancient world from the Fourth Millennium to the Sixth Century BC. All the major civilizations are covered, from the Near East, Egypt and Mediterranean to the great river valleys of India and China and the coastlines of Mexico and Peru. The histories of these cultures have been woven into a compelling and compact narrative, illuminating this formative period and providing a context for the better-known classical era that followed. The Dawn of Civilization tells the story of the earliest kings and queens to grace the historical record, the rise and fall of the first empires, glorious battles, incredible innovations and colourful myths and legends from the works of Homer and the ancient religions. Discover the harsh and uncompromising world of vain Egyptian pharaohs, brutal Assyrian warlords and bloodthirsty barbarian hordes. Marvel at the awe-inspiring age of mystical Cretan priestesses, heroic warriors and earthly wonders such as the Egyptian pyramids and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Anyone who has not specialised in ancient history could be forgiven for thinking that nothing meaningful happened before the Fifth Century BC, when the western classical age is generally considered to have begun. However the civilized world existed and flourished for an incredible 3,500 years before the classical Greeks first came to prominence. Author Sean Ellerker provides a fresh perspective on antiquity by focusing solely on the ancient world before the rise of Greece and Rome, organising this remarkable period of history into a single volume. The Dawn of Civilization makes this fascinating and multifaceted era accessible to everyone. It is an ideal read for anyone interested in history, archaeology and the classics, including students of these subjects at school or university.

Women Migrants From East to West

Gender, Mobility and Belonging in Contemporary Europe

Author: Luisa Passerini,Dawn Lyon,Enrica Capussotti

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 184545278X

Category: History

Page: 344

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Based on the oral histories of eighty migrant women and thirty additional interviews with 'native' women in the 'receiving' countries, this volume documents the contemporary phenomenon of the feminisation of migration through an exploration of the lives of women, who have moved from Bulgaria and Hungary to Italy and the Netherlands. It assumes migrants to be active subjects, creating possibilities and taking decisions in their own lives, as well as being subject to legal and political regulation, and the book analyses the new forms of subjectivity that come about through mobility. Part I is a largely conceptual exploration of subjectivity, mobility and gender in Europe. The chapters in Part II focus on love, work, home, communication, and food, themes which emerged from the migrant women's accounts. In Part III, based on the interviews with 'native' women – employers, friends, or in associations relevant to migrant women – the chapters analyse their representations of migrants, and the book goes on to explore forms of intersubjectivity between European women of different cultural origins. A major contribution of this book is to consider how the movement of people across Europe is changing the cultural and social landscape with implications for how we think about what Europe means. Cover image: Painting by Carla Accardi. Reproduced with the kind permission of Luca Barsi of the Galleria Accademia, Via Accademia Albertina 3/e, 10123 Torino.

The Journey to the East

A Novel

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466835095

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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In simple, mesmerizing prose, Hermann Hesse tells of a journey both geographic and spiritual. H.H., a German choirmaster, is invited on an expedition with the League, a secret society whose members include Paul Klee, Mozart, and Albertus Magnus. The participants traverse both space and time, encountering Noah's Ark in Zurich and Don Quixote at Bremgarten. The pilgrims' ultimate destination is the East, the "Home of the Light," where they expect to find spiritual renewal. Yet the harmony that ruled at the outset of the trip soon degenerates into open conflict. Each traveler finds the rest of the group intolerable and heads off in his own direction, with H.H. bitterly blaming the others for the failure of the journey. It is only long after the trip, while poring over records in the League archives, that H.H. discovers his own role in the dissolution of the group, and the ominous significance of the journey itself.

Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire,Hannah Field,Kavita Mudan Finn,Malini Roy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147242056X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.

Zorn und Morgenröte

Author: Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732522679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Jeden Tag erwählt Chalid, der grausame Herrscher von Chorasan, ein Mädchen. Jeden Abend nimmt er sie zur Frau. Jeden Morgen lässt er sie hinrichten. Bis Shahrzad auftaucht, die eine, die um jeden Preis überleben will. Sie stehen auf verschiedenen Seiten und könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein ... Und doch werden sie magisch voneinander angezogen ... Eine märchenhafte Geschichte über wahrhaft große Gefühle.