War Of Streets And Houses

Author: Sophie Yanow
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ISBN: 9780984681488
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2015 Doug Wright Spotlight Award Nomination Ignatz Award Nomination for Outstanding Graphic Novel An American artist witnesses the Quebec spring 2012 student strike on the streets of Montreal. The brutal police response and their violent tactics trigger an exploration of urban planning and its hidden connections to military strategies. Marshal Bugeaud's urban warfare tactics in Algeria, Haussmann's plan for Paris, planning and repression in the New World; theory and personal experience collide into an ambitious and poetic cartoon memoir. Sophie Yanow was born north of San Francisco in 1987. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with the Colosse collective published "In Situ," her acclaimed autobiographical comics series. She was an invited artist- researcher for the Canadian Center for Architecture's "C for Condo" workshop, and her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada. She lives in Montreal.

War Of The Houses

Author: Glenn Lim
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452508305
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James had it all--money, the girl, the life. Everything was perfect until he met a man called Peter, who brought him into a world fi lled with lies and deceit, a mercurial world where nothing is ever as it seems. Set in the city of Sydney and its surrounding suburbs, this story, spanning centuries, will take you on a journey where an individual's sense of what is real and what is not, are tricked as often as a heartbeat. This is the story about the lives of those from the House of Montgomery and the House of Capella, about how the previous war between the two has affected them, and how it has led to the current war between the two mighty giants.

The War Of The Worlds

Author: H.G. Wells
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460404297
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H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written. The novel is both a thrilling narrative and an elaboration of Wells’s socio-political thought on the subjects of imperialism, humankind’s treatment of other animals, and unquestioning faith in military technology and the continuation of the human species. This edition’s appendices include other related writings by Wells; selected correspondence; contemporary reviews; excerpts from works that influenced the novel and from contemporary invasion narratives; and photographs of examples of Victorian military technology.

To The Bitter End Paraguay And The War Of The Triple Alliance

Author: Christopher Leuchars
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313076855
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The War of the Triple Alliance was one of the longest, least remembered, and, for one of its participants, most catastrophic conflicts of the 19th century. The decision of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay to go to war against Paraguay in May 1965 has generally been regarded as a response to the raids by the headstrong and tyrannical dictator, Francisco Solano Lopez. While there is some truth to this view, as Lopez had attacked towns in Argentina and Brazil, the terms of the Triple Alliance signed that same month reveal that the motivation of these two nations, at least, was to redraw the map in their favor, at the expense of Paraguay. That the resulting conflict lasted five years before Lopez was defeated and his country fully at the mercy of its neighbors was a tribute to the heroic resistance of his people, as well as to the inadequacies of the allied command. The military campaigns, which took place on land and on the rivers, often in appalling conditions of both climate and terrain, are examined from a strategic perspective, as well as through the experiences of ordinary soldiers. Leuchars looks in detail at the political causes, the course of the conflict as viewed from both sides, and the tragic aftermath. He brings to light an episode that, for all its subsequent obscurity, marked a turning point in the development of South American international relations.

The American Revolution Writings From The War Of Independence 1775 1783

Author: Various
Editor: Library of America
ISBN: 1598531395
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Drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper articles, public declarations, contemporary narratives, and private memoranda, The American Revolution brings together over 120 pieces by more than 70 participants to create a unique literary panorama of the War of Independence. From Paul Revere's own narrative of his ride in April 1775 to an account of George Washington's resignation from command of the Army in December 1783, the volume presents firsthand all the major events of the conflict-the early battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill; the failed American invasion of Canada; the battle of Saratoga; the fighting in the South and along the western frontier; and the decisive triumph at Yorktown. The American Revolution includes a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory notes, and an index.

The War Of Sudden Light

Author: W. D. Tucker
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 059535727X
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King Ryence of Ordal fought the Faeries diligently. His people are ashamed of his efforts especially when he surrenders. At the treaty signing, the King of the Faeries discovers disturbing information and flees. Emory longs to be a knight. He is soon swept into adventure when a knight offers him apprenticeship. The King and Emory face questions: What is the mysterious prophesy that caused the Faerie King not to sign the surrender treaty? Why has the heir to the throne been taken? On what mission has Emory been sent? And who is the sorceress who pledged her life to defend the realm of Men?

The War Of The Worlds

Author: Герберт Уэллс
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5457721140
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Роман описывает страшную трагедию в истории Земли. Война между марсианами и землянами заканчивается плачевно для жителей обеих планет. Причину этого можно понять, прочитав книгу.Книга для чтения на английском языке.

The Columbia History Of Post World War Ii America

Author: Mark C Carnes
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511809
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Beginning with an analysis of cultural themes and ending with a discussion of evolving and expanding political and corporate institutions, The Columbia History of Post-World War II America addresses changes in America's response to the outside world; the merging of psychological states and social patterns in memorial culture, scandal culture, and consumer culture; the intersection of social practices and governmental policies; the effect of technological change on society and politics; and the intersection of changing belief systems and technological development, among other issues. Many had feared that Orwellian institutions would crush the individual in the postwar era, but a major theme of this book is the persistence of individuality and diversity. Trends toward institutional bigness and standardization have coexisted with and sometimes have given rise to a countervailing pattern of individualized expression and consumption. Today Americans are exposed to more kinds of images and music, choose from an infinite variety of products, and have a wide range of options in terms of social and sexual arrangements. In short, they enjoy more ways to express their individuality despite the ascendancy of immense global corporations, and this volume imaginatively explores every facet of this unique American experience.

War Of The Currents

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1467701408
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In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy city dwellers enjoyed electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had to make due with dirtier and more dangerous lighting technology, such as kerosene lanterns and gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be among the first to supply electric power to more Americans. The early providers would set the standards—and they would reap great profits. Inventor Thomas Edison already had a leading role in the industry: he had invented the first reliable electrical light bulb. By 1882, his Edison Electric Light Company was distributing electricity using a system called direct current, or DC. But an inventor named Nikola Tesla challenged Edison. Tesla believed that an alternating current—or AC—system would be better. With an AC system, one power station could deliver electricity across many miles, compared to only about one mile for DC. Each inventor had his backers. Business tycoon George Westinghouse put his money behind Tesla and built AC power stations. Meanwhile, Edison and his DC backers said that AC was dangerous. They said that AC could easily electrocute people, so it should power the newly invented electric chair. Edison believed this negative association would sway public opinion toward DC power. The battle over which system would become standard became known as the War of the Currents. This exciting book tells the story of that war, the people who fought it, and the ways in which both kinds of electric power changed the world.

The Navy In The War Of William Iii 1689 1697

Author: John Ehrman
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107645115
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First published in 1953, this volume traces the role played by the English navy during the years 1689-97, during which time England became the dominant sea power of Europe. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in the naval history of England at the end of the seventeenth century.