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Download E-books British Political Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary PDF

This A–Z biographical dictionary profiles Britain's best ministers, international secretaries, domestic secretaries, and Chancellors of the Exchequer, from 1730 in the course of the present―all in transparent, concise language.

• exact biographical essays on 198 best British leaders, from William Pitt to Tony Blair

• forty eight images, pix, and cartoons together with many political cartoons from international battle II

• Chronological record of leaders via cupboard office―prime ministers, chancellors of the exchequer, overseas secretaries, and residential secretaries

• an in depth bibliography and index

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Download E-books Calvin (Lancaster Pamphlets) PDF

During this lucid and readable research, Michael Mullet explains the historic value of a guy and a circulation whose effect are nonetheless felt within the glossy international. The pamphlet locates John Calvin within the context of early 16th-century France after which charts his emergence as an influential theologian and civic non secular chief within the 'second new release' of reformers following Luther. After exploring the major strains of Calvin's theology, set out within the Institutes, the crucial part offers with the tough procedure wherein his authority was once imposed on, or accredited through, Geneva. eventually, the long term effect of John Calvin is evaluated, together with the speculation that Calvinism has assisted the commercial improvement of Europe.

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Download E-books Ripcord: Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970 PDF

On April 10, 1970, Hill 927 used to be occupied via soldiers of the Screaming Eagles of the a hundred and first Airborne department. by means of July, the actions of the artillery and infantry of Ripcord had stuck the eye of the NVA (North Vietnamese military) and an extended and lethal siege ensued. Ripcord used to be the Screaming Eagles’ final probability to do major harm to the NVA within the A Shau Valley ahead of the department was once withdrawn from Vietnam and lower back to the U.S..

At Ripcord, the enemy counterattacked with ferocity, utilizing mortar and antiaircraft fireplace to inflict heavy causalities at the devices working there. The conflict lasted 4 and a part months and exemplified the last word frustration of the Vietnam conflict: the shortcoming of the yankee army to carry to endure its huge, immense assets to win at the battlefield. after all, the one hundred and first evacuated Ripcord, leaving the NVA accountable for the battlefield. opposite to the chant “We received each conflict yet misplaced the war,” the U.S. used to be defeated at Ripcord. Now, eventually, the entire tale of this bad conflict may be instructed.

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Download E-books A Patriot After All: The Story of a Chicano Vietnam Vet PDF

By Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez consistently believed he might die in Vietnam. As growing to be up within the San Francisco sector within the early Nineteen Sixties, "Nam used to be there, simply over the horizon, just like the far-off thump of artillery." His father and uncles had served in international struggle II, one other uncle in Korea. a variety of cousins had enlisted. At nineteen, Ramirez made up our minds to include the battle. In 1968, the 12 months of the Tet offensive, Ramirez joined the U.S. marines.

Two bloody excursions later, Ramirez survived, yet at massive rate. two times wounded, undesirably discharged, and affected by survivor's guilt, Ramirez surveys the toll of Vietnam on flesh and spirit during this eye-catching memoir.

Ramirez tells his tale in a voice infrequently heard from the struggle, that of a Chicano soldier. by way of tracing his roots, and exploring the cultural pressures and social demons that weighed on his kinfolk and neighborhood, Ramirez deals an unflinching examine the autumn and redemption of 1 Mexican American veteran.

�Ramirez has given us a slightly distinctive and clear-eyed view contained in the lifestyles and occasions and options of a tender Chicano who joins the marines and is going to Vietnam to discover his future. . . . interesting reading.��Joseph L. Galloway, writer of We have been squaddies as soon as. . . And Young.

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Download E-books Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back PDF

By Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton used to be the 1st participant selected within the first around of the 1999 baseball draft. He was once destined to be a kind of infrequent "high-character " superstars. yet in 2001, operating his means from the minors to the majors, all the plans for Josh went off the rails in a second of weak spot. What was once a 4-year nightmare of substances and alcohol, estrangement from family and friends, and his eventual suspension from baseball.

BEYOND trust information the occasions that led as much as the derailment. Josh explains how a tender guy destined for popularity and wealth may perhaps enable his lifestyles to be taken over by means of medicines and alcohol. however it is additionally the memoir of a religious trip that breaks via soreness and heartbreak and results in the surprising rebirth of his major-league career.

Josh Hamilton makes no excuses and locations no blame on an individual except himself. he's taking accountability for his bad judgements and believes his tale may help hundreds of thousands who conflict a similar demons. "I were given a platform to inform my tale" he says. "I pray each evening i'm an outstanding messenger." additionally, as a part of the paperback variation of past trust, Josh's trip has been up-to-date to incorporate advancements in his restoration.

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Download E-books Old Brick: Charles Chauncy of Boston, 1705-1787 PDF

Old Brick was first released in 1980. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

Charles Chauncy used to be a strong and influential determine in his personal time, yet in old bills he has continually been overshadowed via his contemporaries Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Edwards. whilst he's remembered at the present time, it's always as Edwards's leader antagonist through the nice Awakening of the 1740s. but Chauncy's fellow New Englanders knew that there has been extra to the guy than that.

In the process his 60-year tenure as a pastor of Boston's First Church (the "Old Brick"), Chauncy concerned himself in many of the very important highbrow, non secular, and political problems with the century. not just did he aggressively oppose the emotional revivalism of the good Awakening, yet he used to be additionally a daring pamphleteer and preacher in aid of the yank Revolution. In theology Chauncy turned, as an outdated guy, the prime recommend most likely having scandalized his personal forebears, yet he insisted that he was once precise to his Protestant culture and not deserted his reliance on Scripture and Puritan self-discipline in desire of rationalist secularism.

Old Brick,the first full-scale biography of Charles Chauncy, makes an attempt to recuperate not just Chauncy the spokesman for the guidelines of a very good many colonial americans, but additionally the complicated guy who struggled with himself and with the occasions of his time to reach at these positions. The portrait of Chauncy that emerges is fuller, extra complete, and extra balanced than the stereotypes and partial graphics that experience so far represented him in heritage. This biography now makes it attainable to contemplate Chauncy a determine necessary of research in his personal correct and to take a clean examine eighteenth-century New England in mild of the culture Chauncy represents.

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Download E-books Nixon (Reputations Series) PDF

This e-book examines Richard Nixon in the context of the rising revisionism that his position in background shouldn't be outlined completely through Watergate. It assesses his many achievements and explains his both various shortcomings. Nixon himself used to be assiduous in profiting from altering views to rework his shattered photo and painting himself as an outstanding chief introduced down through one mistake. whereas such a lot historians resisted this revisionism in the course of his lifetime, a transforming into quantity have known as for his achievements to be reassessed considering that his demise in 1994. it's time to glance back on the Nixon presidency and, with out falling into the catch of apologia, attempt to parent how Nixon's acceptance has advanced and the way some distance it corresponds to his activities and their results. will we supply credence to his self-promotion as 'world statesman'? may still we reassess the household list of a president whose rules had extra in universal with these of his liberal predecessors than his conservative successors? those and different concerns that give a contribution to a clean figuring out of the ways that Richard Nixon's old picture has been formed are on the center of this incisive new learn?

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Download E-books The Life and Death of Harold Holt PDF

Whilst Harold Holt disappeared whereas swimming off Victoria's Cheviot seashore previous to Christmas 1967, Australia was once given one in all its nice and enduring mysteries. The dying of Australia's 17th leading minister has remained a part of renowned mind's eye ever since.
Harold Holt's demise had either rapid and long term results for the Australian kingdom. not just did it lose a main minister energetic within the rejuvenation of its social lifestyles and household coverage, it additionally misplaced a key recommend for Australia's involvement within the Vietnam battle. His disappearance created an influence vacuum in conservative politics and crippled Australian international policy.
However, in the back of the ongoing and sometimes macabre curiosity in Holt's demise lies the attention-grabbing tale of a as soon as lonely younger guy who set his attractions on changing into best minister whereas nonetheless at collage. The self-made Holt by no means deviated from this ambition, operating demanding to obtain an charisma of privilege and success.
The existence and dying of Harold Holt is the 1st full-length biography of 1 of Australia's such a lot enigmatic top ministers. It offers a close and looking profile of a guy who longed for strength yet stumbled on eventually that its workout demanded extra of him than he used to be capable of give.

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