In "Perilous Fight," Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812, when an upstart American fleet fought off the legendary Royal Navy and established America as a world power for the first time. Through vivid re-creations of riveting and dramatic encounters at sea, Budiansky shows how this underdog coterie of seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy combined bravery and strategic brilliance to defeat the British, who had dominated the seas for more than two centuries. A gripping and essential hsitory, this is the military and political story of how the U.S. Navy became a permanent and essential part of the nation's defense.
Автор: Budiansky, Stephen Название: The Character Of Cats ISBN: 0753816806 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753816806 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 1143 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book takes a scientific look at the world of cats: why they do what they do, why they are what they are and how they got to be that way in the first place.
Описание: What does it mean to be a horse? The definitive and bestselling book explaining the mysteries of the horse using insights of modern science.
Автор: Budiansky, Stephen Название: Truth about dogs ISBN: 075381322X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753813225 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 1143 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume provides a scientific look at the world of dogs: why they do what they do, why they are what they are and how they got to be that way in the first place.
Автор: Budiansky, Stephen Название: Her Majesty`s Spymaster ISBN: 0452287472 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780452287471 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1368 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Sir Francis Walsingham's official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England's first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth's rival Mary Queen of Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had arrayed their forces behind her. Though he cut an incongruous figure in Elizabeth's worldly court, Walsingham managed to win the trust of key players like William Cecil and the Earl of Leicester before launching his own secret campaign against the queen's enemies.
Covert operations were Walsingham's genius; he pioneered techniques for exploiting double agents, spreading disinformation, and deciphering codes with the latest code-breaking science that remain staples of international espionage.
Автор: Budiansky, Stephen Название: Air Power ISBN: 014303474X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143034742 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1709 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Budiansky, Stephen Название: Truth about Dogs, The ISBN: 014100228X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141002286 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Budiansky, Stephen Название: Bloody Shirt, The ISBN: 0452290163 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780452290167 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1368 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: "Effective in showing the sheer depth and virulence of white supremacy in the South . . . This book and the story it tells should keep us vigilant at protecting our political rights, rendered sacred in the blood of Reconstruction, and beyond."--The New York SunA gripping look at terrorist violence during the Reconstruction era Between 1867, when the defeated South was forced to establish new state governments that fully represented both black and white citizens, and 1877, when the last of these governments was overthrown, more than three thousand African Americans and their white allies were killed by terrorist violence. Drawing on original letters and diaries as well as published racist diatribes of the time, acclaimed historian Stephen Budiansky concentrates his vivid, fast paced narrative on the efforts of five heroic men--two Union officers, a Confederate general, a Northern entrepreneur, and a former slave--who showed remarkable idealism and courage as they struggled to establish a New South in the face of overwhelming hatred and organized resistance. The Bloody Shirt sheds new light on the violence, racism, division, and heroism of Reconstruction, a largely forgotten but epochal chapter in American history.