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The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy (Third Edition)

Ancestry Publishing, 2006

Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as the genealogist's bible."" The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in ...


Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
William Cronon

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"Magnificent... the best work of economic and business history I've ever read."—Paul Krugman In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country ...


Ancestral Trails. The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Mark D. Herber

Genealogical Pub Co, 2000

It is an irony that there has been no comprehensive book on English genealogy; it is even somewhat astonishing that there is no book that guides the researcher beyond the rudiments of genealogical research, no book that enables the researcher to forge iron- clad links to original source material and published sources, nor any single work that can be called the Bible of English genealogy, on a par with Val Greenwood's Researcher's Guide to ...


Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War
Robert A. Doughty

Belknap Press, 2005

As the driving force behind the Allied effort in World War I, France willingly shouldered the heaviest burden. In this masterful book, Robert Doughty explains how and why France assumed this role and offers new insights into French strategy and operational methods. French leaders, favoring a multi-front strategy, believed the Allies could maintain pressure on several fronts around the periphery of the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires and ...


Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Joan Jacobs Brumberg

Vintage, 2000

Winner of four major awards, this updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls , presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the sixteenth century. Here is a tableau of female self-denial: medieval martyrs who used starvation to demonstrate religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to survive on flower petals and air, silent screen stars whose strict "slimming" regimens ...


Polish Roots
Rosemary A. Chorzempa

Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000

This pioneering work on Polish family history is designed to provide the American researcher with the kind of information he needs in order to succeed in his genealogical research. Written by a national director of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, it throws cold water on the myth that successful Polish genealogical research is beyond the powers of ordinary people. Mrs. Chorzempa begins with an examination of Polish-American resources, ...


The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry
Lawrence E Mitchell

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007

American businesses today are obsessed with the price of their stock, and no wonder. The consequences of even a modest decrease can be so dire that some executives would rather damage their corporation's long-term health than allow quarterly returns to fall below projections. But how did this situation come about? When did the stock market become the driver of the American economy? Lawrence E. Mitchell identifies the moment in American history ...


One Thousand Buildings of Paris
Kathy Borrus

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2003

Perhaps the most picturesque of all international cities, Paris is the quintessential walker's paradise, with architectural delights down every winding street. It is the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, of the Louvre and Monmartre. But, within its 20 concentric arrondissements are many surprises too, from glass office towers to jewel-box mansions to massive public buildings. The monuments, private houses, museums, hotels, and ...


The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Oxford University Press, USA, 2005

Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, including theology, churches and denominations, patristic scholarship, the bible, the church calendar and its ...


Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. 2 - The Power of Place
Janet Browne

Princeton University Press, 2003

In 1858, Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside. He was not yet a focus of debate; his "big book on species" still lay on his desk as a manuscript. For more than twenty years he had been accumulating material for it, puzzling over the questions that it raised, trying to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion, and wanting to be certain that his startling theory of ...


Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit ...
Creighton Lee Calhoun Jr.

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2011

A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out of print for several years, this newly revised and expanded edition now features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or were widely grown there before 1928. Author Lee Calhoun is one of the ...


Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)
Witold Rybczynski, Laurie Olin

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006

The Miami estate of Vizcaya, like its palatial contemporaries Biltmore and San Simeon, represents an achievement of the Gilded Age, when country houses and their gardens were a conspicuous measure of personal wealth and power. In Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers , a celebrated architecture critic and writer and an award-winning landscape architect explore the little-known story of Vizcaya, an extraordinary national treasure. Witold ...


World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1870 to 1935 (Uncle Eric Book)
Rick J. Maybury

Bluestocking Pr, 2002

Examines the causes, events, and effects of World War I, discussing the nature of war and how it affects economics and society in general.


Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940
Robert Michael Citino

University Press of Kansas, 2002

Since the earliest days of warfare, military operations have followed a predictable formula: after a decisive battle, an army must pursue the enemy and destroy its organization in order to achieve a victorious campaign. But by the mid–nineteenth century, the emergence of massive armies and advanced weaponry--and the concomitant decline in the effectiveness of cavalry--had diminished the practicality of pursuit, producing campaigns that ...


The Oxford Companion to British History

Oxford University Press, USA, 1997

Few countries can boast a history as endlessly intricate and fascinatingly complex as Britain. From the Glorious Revolution to the invention of golf, British history is a rich tapestry of enigmatic personalities, contentious politics, indelible legacies, and stunning achievements. For centuries, Britain has been a world leader and innovator, yet its distinct culture, with its fondness for royalty, lukewarm ale and left-hand side driving, ...


Journey to the Abyss
Harry Kessler

Vintage, 2013

These fascinating, never-before-published early diaries of Count Harry Kessler—patron, museum director, publisher, cultural critic, soldier, secret agent, and diplomat—present a sweeping panorama of the arts and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering world poised to be changed irrevocably by the Great War. Kessler’s immersion in the new art and literature of Paris, London, and Berlin unfolds in the first part of the diaries. This ...


The Kingfisher Atlas of World History: A pictoral guide to the world's people and events, 10000BCE-present
Simon Adams

Kingfisher, 2010

This paper over board edition combines all four volumes in the series, depicting the world and its people between 10000BCE and the present day. It covers all major human civilizations, from the ancient world to modern times, and examines the core curriculum themes of religion, exploration, colonization, industry, technology, war and diplomatic relations.


Ireland: A Short History
Joseph Coohill

Oneworld, 2005

Fully updated to include all the latest developments in the peace process, this popular guide provides and accessible way to study Ireland's complicated past.


The Twentieth-Century World: An International History
William R. Keylor

Oxford University Press, USA, 2000

This highly successful text offers a narrative account of twentieth-century international history with extensive coverage given to the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The book uses a distinctive analytical framework in order to examine the evolving relations between the major world powers throughout the last century. Now in its fourth edition, The Twentieth-Century World has been thoroughly updated to ...


The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity
Eric L. Goldstein

Princeton University Press, 2006

What has it meant to be Jewish in a nation preoccupied with the categories of black and white? The Price of Whiteness documents the uneasy place Jews have held in America's racial culture since the late nineteenth century. The book traces Jews' often tumultuous encounter with race from the 1870s through World War II, when they became vested as part of America's white mainstream and abandoned the practice of describing themselves in racial ...



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