Автор: Kerr Gordon Название: Short History of Brazil ISBN: 1843441969 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843441960 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 972 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, the fifth largest country in the world is the perfect topic for the next title in the Short History series
Discovered by Portuguese sailor and explorer Pedro lvares Cabral more than 500 years ago, Brazil's history since then has been turbulent, blighted by rebellion, cruelty, dictatorship, and poverty. But, it is also a vibrant, exciting, and ethnically diverse nation that has, in the face of great adversity, emerged as one of the world's fastest growing major economies. This book examines the events that have led to Brazil's ascendancy, looking at the indigenous peoples who populated the territory until its discovery in 1500 and chronicling the tempestuous years since, leading to the economic miracle of recent years. It covers the three centuries of Portuguese colonial rule when sugar became the main export, produced with the help of around three million slaves who were forced to make the deadly crossing of the Atlantic from Africa. It describes how Brazil declared independence from Portugal as a monarchy in 1822, the monarchy being replaced by a republic in 1889, and details the pattern of boom and bust in the Brazilian economy since then, covering the lives of some of the authoritarian rulers that seized power along the way. Finally, it looks at the many difficulties Brazil faces in the 21st century--the devastating social problems resulting from its dramatic economic inequality and the often ruthless exploitation of the country's natural resources. With the eyes of the world currently focused on this immense South American country, there could be no better time to examine the dramatic and fascinating history that has brought it to this point.
Автор: Kerr Gordon Название: Short History of Africa ISBN: 184243442X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781842434420 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 972 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Acomprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent, from the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa right through to Arab Spring
Beginning with the origins of the human race and the development of stone age technology, this history of the cradle of civilization moves through ancient and medieval times, the significance of the Arab presence, the Muslim states, and the trans-Saharan trade.It continues with the rise and fall of nation states and kingdoms prior to the arrival of Europeans, Ghana, the Kingdoms of the Forest and Savanna, Yoruba, Oyo, Benin, Asante, Luba, Lunda, Lozil, and many others, on to the beginning of the slave trade, and the European conquest and colonization of sub-Saharan Africa, the "Scramble for Africa." Finally moving onto the often bitter struggles for independence from that period of colonization and exploitation, it concludes with an assessment of Africa in the 21st century."
Автор: Gordon Kerr Название: Gangsters ISBN: 0708864058 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708864050 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From Al Capone to Lucky Luciano, from the Kray Twins to Frankie Fraser - gangsters throughout the world.
Автор: Gordon Kerr Название: Dead Men Walking ISBN: 0708864023 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708864029 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From Charles Manson to Peter Sutcliffe, from Ruth Ellis to James Hanratty - what it is like to live behind bars with the constant threat of death hanging over them
Автор: Kerr,Gordon Название: Hostages ISBN: 0708801714 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708801710 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Many of us remember where we were on 1st September 2004 when a group of terrorists disguised as repairmen infiltrated a school in Beslan, Russia. Using
concealed weapons they took more than 1,100 children and adults hostage. The world looked on aghast as the siege played out on our television screens over the next three
On the third and final day, a violent gun battle broke out between the hostage takers and Russian security forces. A number of people were killed on both sides, but the
carnage did not stop there. In the panic of the shoot out, the terrorists set off explosions, bringing large sections of the buildling crashing down on their innocent victims.
of 323 people lost their lives in the tragedy - including 156 children. HOSTAGES tells the incredible and often harrowing stories surrounding real-life events like the Munich massacre of
1972, the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 and the bloody siege at the Davidian Ranch, Waco, Texas in 1993.
Автор: Kerr,Gordon Название: Rats and squealers ISBN: 0708804942 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708804940 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Informers make sure that crime doesn`t pay - except for them!
Автор: Kerr,Gordon Название: Time line: history of world ISBN: 0708806740 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780708806746 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1195 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the Big Bang through the rise and fall of the greatest empires to the great technological achievements of modern times, this book is a fascinating chronological guide that will help readers view our collective past in panorama.
Автор: Kerr Gordon Название: Short History of the Middle East ISBN: 1843446367 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843446361 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1080 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Situated at the crossroads of three continents, the Middle East has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all had their genesis in the region but with them came not just civilization and religion but also some of the great struggles of history. This book makes sense of the shifting sands of Middle Eastern history, beginning with the early cultures of the area and moving on to the Roman and Persian Empires; the growth of Christianity; the rise of Islam; the invasions from the east; Genghis Khan s Mongol hordes; the Ottoman Turks and the rise of radicalism in the modern world symbolized by Islamic State."
Автор: Kerr Gordon Название: Short History of the Vietnam War ISBN: 1843442132 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843442134 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 972 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
A concise, accessible history of one of the most important and fascinating conflicts of the 20th century
On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade made an amphibious landing at Da Nang on the south central coast of South Vietnam, marking the beginning of a conflict that would haunt American politics and society for many years, even after the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1972. For the people of North Vietnam it was just another in a long line of foreign invaders. For 2,000 years they had struggled for self-determination, coming into conflict during that time with the Chinese, the Mongols, the European colonial powers, the Japanese, and the French. Now it was the turn of the United States, a far-away nation reluctant to go to war but determined to prevent Vietnam from falling into Communist hands. This history explains how the U.S. became involved in its longest war, a conflict that, from the outset, many claimed it could never win. It details the escalation of American involvement from the provision of military advisors and equipment to the threatened South Vietnamese, to an all-out shooting war involving American soldiers, airmen, and sailors, of whom around 58,000 would die and more than 300,000 would be wounded. Their struggle was against an indomitable enemy, able to absorb huge losses in terms of life and infrastructure. The politics of the war are examined and the decisions and ambitions of five presidents are addressed in the light of what many have described as a defeat for American might. The book also explores the relationship of the Vietnam War to the Cold War politics of the time.
Автор: Kerr Gordon Название: Best-Kept Secrets of Europe ISBN: 1783616067 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781783616060 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1622 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From coffee shops to markets, rolling mountains to winding rivers the regions of Europe are many and varied: the cobbles of Venice, the grand eloquence of Vienna and Prague, the palaces of France, Spain, and the ancient brilliance of Greece: these are just some of the delights that await the armchair of traveller of this gorgeous book.
Автор: Kerr Gordon Название: Claude Monet Masterpieces Of Art ISBN: 178361210X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781783612109 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1405 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Features an introduction to the life and art of the famous Impressionist, and beautifully reproduced full-page artworks in an appealing hardback gift book.
Автор: Kerr Gordon Название: Short History of the First World War ISBN: 1843440946 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843440949 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 972 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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