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The Legacy Of The Great War

Author : Jay Winter
ISBN : 9780826271990
Genre : History
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In late 2007 and early 2008, world-renowned historians gathered in Kansas City for a series of public forums on World War I. Each of the five events focused on a particular topic and featured spirited dialogue between its prominent participants. In spontaneous exchanges, the eminent scholars probed each other’s arguments, learned from each other, and provided insights not just into history but also into the way scholars think about their subject alongside and at times in conflict with their colleagues. Representing a fourth generation of writers on the Great War and a transnational rather than an international approach, prominent historians Niall Ferguson and Paul Kennedy, Holger Afflerbach and Gary Sheffield, John Horne and Len Smith, John Milton Cooper and Margaret MacMillan, and Jay Winter and Robert Wohl brought to the proceedings an exciting clash of ideas. The forums addressed topics about the Great War that have long fascinated both scholars and the educated public: the origins of the war and the question of who was responsible for the escalation of the July Crisis; the nature of generalship and military command, seen here from the perspectives of a German and a British scholar; the private soldiers’ experiences of combat, revealing their strategies of survival and negotiation; the peace-making process and the overwhelming pressures under which statesmen worked; and the long-term cultural consequences of the war—showing that the Great War was “great” not merely because of its magnitude but also because of its revolutionary effects. These topics continue to reverberate, and in addition to shedding new light on the subjects, these forums constitute a glimpse at how historical writing happens. American society did not suffer the consequences of the Great War that virtually all European countries knew—a lack of perspective that the National World War I Museum seeks to correct. This book celebrates that effort, helping readers feel the excitement and the moral seriousness of historical scholarship in this field and drawing more Americans into considering how their own history is part of this story.

Ninety Years On

Author : Raymond Alfred Ferrall
ISBN : UOM:39015040376694
Genre : Businessmen
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Autobiography of 90-year-old northern Tasmanian resident, Sir Raymond Ferrall. Outlines his commercial and corporate career, including his involvement with Christopher Skase and Qintex. Also recounts his travels overseas, his involvement in both cricket and football at state level, and his philosophies on life. Includes photographs and an index.

Ninety Years On 1848 1940

Author : Henry Richards
ISBN : LCCN:41021617
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Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan

Author : Grant Brown
ISBN : 9780472050499
Genre : History
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An illustrated book about the visionary, risky, and influential business of transporting loaded railroad cars across Lake Michigan

Ninety Years On

Author : Jean Butchart
ISBN : 0951146408
Genre : Hereford and Worcester (England)
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Genizah Research After Ninety Years

Author : Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies. Congress
ISBN : 0521417732
Genre : Religion
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The collection of Hebrew, Arabic and Jewish manuscript material that was deposited in the Cairo Genizah as early as a thousand years ago is of major significance for our understanding of all aspects of life in the medieval Mediterranean world. This volume presents a selection of papers from the third congress of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies: after introductory material by the editors, it ranges over a wide area of Judaeo-Arabic language and literature, giving the reader a clear impression of recent research in the field. Among the topics covered are the early grammarians, translators and commentators; newly discovered texts of poetry, liturgy and legend; and the religious differences between Jews, Muslims and Christians. The various activities of the Maimonides family naturally attract attention; there are studies of contemporary medicine and magic; and an explanation is offered of Jewish trilingualism. As well as presenting the most recent research in this area, the essays offer a unique insight into the medieval symbiosis of Jewish and Arabic culture. They will be of interest not only to scholars in these areas, but also to those interested in medieval history and philosophy, oriental folklore and medicine.

Remembering The Last Ninety Years

Author : John Wallace Etheredge Sr.
ISBN : 1462824196
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Book Summary Remembering the Last Ninety Years, the biography of John Wallace Etheredge, Captain, United States Army Air Corp, Retired is an anecdotal book recounting Johns East Texas childhood in the 1920s and 30s, his pilot experiences in World War II as Air Defense Commander on the West Coast, and his family life. John helped to develop industry and business as Chamber of Commerce Manager in several small Texas towns, worked to bring electricity to millions of rural Texans with Brazos Electric Power Co-op in Waco, Texas, and raised eight wonderful children. Today John lives in Victoria, Texas with his wife, Laverne.

The Somme

Author : Duncan Youel
ISBN : WISC:89093681781
Genre : Picardy (France)
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Including a 60-minute DVD with rare contemporary footage taking you right into the battle, this title is an illustrated history of the deadly Somme offensive of 1916. It takes a look at the outbreak and progress of this bloody war, with reasons behind it, its impact and aftermath.

Memories Of Ninety Years

Author : Mrs. E.M. Ward
ISBN : 9785872983293
Genre : History
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Ninety Years On The Plains Of Western Kansas

Author : John Kinny Glanville
ISBN : OCLC:3878042
Genre : Logan County (Kan.)
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