books about: 1947-1949
Deep Blues: Bill Traylor 1854-1949
Yale University Press
Great book about an amazing artist!
This is an all around good book about a very interesting artist and time period. Definitely recommend it.
An African Expedition: Cairo to Cape Town-1947-1949
I'm about half way through this book and I can't put it down! The authors are the main characters and their writing is so captivating that before I know it hours have gone by. Their story is an honest re-counting of a once in a life time experience. There's something romantic about the post-war era and this couple exudes that grace and polish; yet are telling of an adventure set in a ...
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy, 1947-1949 (History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, V. 2)
Kenneth W. Condit
I WANT TO BUY THIS BOOK
I am chinese,live in Taiwan,my dissertaiton is about JCS and American policy on China,so I hope to buy this book.
My Twenty-Five Years in China (China in the Twentieth Century)
Da Capo Press
An undiscovered gem
Powell's book covers the period between (1917-1945) and discusses the personalities of the day: Chiang Kai Shek, Yuan Shi Kai and Chang Husiliang as well the intrigues of the Soviets and the Japanese. The book is a little dry, though the anecdotes are funny don't expect a lot of caricatures or social history. The book talks about politics namely who should rule China and why. This book is free ...
Elusive victory: The Arab-Israeli wars, 1947-1974
Trevor Nevitt Dupuy
THE Authority on the subject
This book is remarkable for what it is not: it is not a diatribe, it is not political, and it is not biased. It is a steadfastly-neutral account of the Arab-Israeli wars of the past sixty years and reflects the integrity and professionalism of the author. He is absolutely dedicated to presenting the perspectives of both sides of the conflict. It is meticulously researched and contains ...
The Work Life: Based on the Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky and Maurice Nicoll
A Book that Introduced Me to the Real Fourth Way
This book helped me find the work of Maurice Nicoll, who was Pogson's teacher. I had heard about Nicoll for 20 years, but it wasn't until I read this book that I was able to really get into Nicoll's books, which I now see as the top line of all the Work. Don't be mislead by people who put down Ouspensky and Nicoll in favor of mystifying Gurdjieff himself. If the Work is to be anything, it's not ...
The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities
An excellent book that debunks the "official" story of Israel's founding
Simha Flapan who is an Israeli of the MAPAM party debunks some of the most common spewed out myths of how the state of Israel was founded. Using the documentary record and declassified diaries of David Ben Gurion, the truth behind what really happened becomes clear. A must for anyone who wants to know the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Edge of the Sword - Israel's War of Independence 1947 - 1949
The Easton Press
A very good history
This excellent history was written by an Israeli soldier who served as an officer during the War of Independence and thus had a front row seat. This book is a strait explanation of the military events of the war and the volume includes maps and photos. It is a very good piece of history writing and essential for anyone who is interested in the conflict if you can get your hands on it. Seth ...
Into the Heart of Borneo
Classic travel adventure
This classic travel adventure recounts a 1983 trip into, well, the heart of Borneo by the author, Redmond O'Hanlon, his friend the poet James Fenton, and three local Iban guides. The purpose of the trip is, ostensibly, to try to rediscover the Borneo Rhinoceros that is believed to be extinct. The story evolves around the unlikely party's boat trip upriver from Kuching on South China Sea to Mt. ...
The Key to Zion (Zion Chronicles)
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Unbelievable Finish to a great series
This series as well as the previous, the Zion Covenant, are fantastic. You truely feel like part of the story, and most facts are accurate. I love reading about this time period in history, and the Thoene's do a fantastic job. Enjoy!
Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff & Ouspensky (Vol. 4)
Psychology of Inner Work
Consisting of nearly 2000 pages of psychological gems these lectures are well worth not only for reading but also for studying. To combine expert psychological understanding with the ideas of Gurdjieff does give a new angle to both. Dr. Nicoll's approach is practical and he draws help from suitable images to illustrate the points he is making. I would say that even just one of the ...
The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949 (Cambridge Middle East Library)
Cambridge University Press
history as it should be written: to upset comfortable notions
The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949, is the work which started a new trend in Israeli historiography 30 years ago. I believe the book has aged well, and if read without an overarching agenda for either side, appears to be a fair assessment of the creation of what would become one of the most difficult and long lasting problems in Arab-Israeli and Arab-Palestinian relations: ...
The Strange Life of P. D. Ouspensky
rare portrait of a mystic maverick
Colin Wilson gives us a rare and indispensible glimpse into the mind of one of the twentieth century's great, but often overlooked, thinkers. While countless volumes have been written on Ouspensky's mentor, G.I. Gurdjieff, little has been known about the life and psychological back- ground of this "4th Way" philosopher. With exhaustive research and a passionate interest in his subject, Wilson ...
The scarlet sword: A novel of India (Popular giant)
H. E Bates
The Scarlet Sword by H. E. Bates (Curley Large Print Softcover)
Description from the book back cover: India paid an appalling price in blood and misery for partition in 1947. The Scarlet Sword tells what happened to one small community, but the scene it portrays must have been repeated numerous times elswhere in the sub-continent. When the battle between the Kashmiris, Pathans, and Afridis began, the Hindus as well as the British fled to the local ...
In Search of P. D. Ouspensky: The Genius in the Shadow of Gurdjieff
Well done Mr Lachman!
I discovered this book only recently (2010) and am very pleased I did. This book is certainly well researched and nicely put together. At last a well written book to help lift P D Ouspensky out of the shadow of Gurdjieff to where he rightly belongs. I don't completely agree with Mr Lachman's conclusion. Of course we can never really know for certain, but the indications are there that Ouspensky ...
Keeper of the flame: Woody Herman and the Second Herd, 1947-1949
James A Treichel
Joyce Music Publication
Pictorial paper covers. 11" x 8.5" 56pp typescript. Includes discography and index. Follows Woody Herman "through the 11th and 12th years and into the 13th year of his career, the lifespan of the second Great Herd, also remembered as "The Four Brothers Band." Included in this publication are all known commercial recordings and broadcasts, as well as a chronicle of the band's itinerary. 8.5" x 11"
The Harmonious Circle: The Lives and Work of G. I. Gurdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky, and Their Followers
certainly the best bio of Gurdjieff
This book avoids the devoutly worshipful attitude of Moore, Patterson, Bennett and thier moon-mad ilk, and likewise doesn't fall into the pit occupied by the kinds of outright misrepresentations of fact found in so many other books, like those fairly recent things written by some well-known Brits (a psychologist, a lit professor and a famous occult writer). This is a complete presentation of the ...
Gentlemen of the Raj: The Indian Army Officer Corps, 1817-1949
Praeger Publishers, 2003
Profound and Enlightening
I commend this book strongly to everyone interested in the development of the Indian Army. It offers well-evidenced and unique insights into how the officer corps of the Indian Army developed, the forces supporting and opposing that. It shows, quite probably unexpectedly for most, how the the Indian Army leadership in the Second World War made a vital contribution to Allied strategy against ...
The Great Divide: Britain, India, Pakistan
THE BOOK EXPLAINS THE PARTITION IN GREAT DETAIL. MANY OF THE ANSWERS ABOUT THE GREATEST MIGRATION IN HUMAN HISTORY CAN BE FOUND IN THIS BOOK. A TRUE ACCOUNT OF THOSE LAST DAYS OF THE BRITISH RAJ. AN IMPARTIAL SIDE OF AN IMPORTANT EVENT OF THIS CENTURY.
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