The Crime of Nationalism

Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire
Author: Matthew Kelly
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520965256
Category: History
Page: 264
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The Palestinian national movement gestated in the early decades of the twentieth century, but it was born during the Great Revolt of 1936–39, a period of Arab rebellion against British policy in the Palestine mandate. In The Crime of Nationalism, Matthew Kraig Kelly makes the unique case that the key to understanding the Great Revolt lies in what he calls the “crimino-national” domain—the overlap between the criminological and the nationalist dimensions of British imperial discourse, and the primary terrain upon which the war of 1936–39 was fought. Kelly’s analysis amounts to a new history of one of the major anticolonial insurgencies of the interwar period and a critical moment in the lead-up to Israel’s founding. The Crime of Nationalism offers crucial lessons for the scholarly understanding of nationalism and insurgency more broadly.

A History of the Great War

1914-1918
Author: C.R.M.F. Cruttwell
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897336607
Category: History
Page: 688
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This vivid, detailed history of World War I presents the general reader with an accurate and readable account of the campaigns and battles, along with brilliant portraits of the leaders and generals of all countries involved. Scrupulously fair, praising and blaming friend and enemy as circumstances demand, this has become established as the classic account of the first world-wide war.

Moyers on America

A Journalist and His Times
Author: Bill Moyer
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587810
Category: Political Science
Page: 204
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Over the years millions of Americans have invited Bill Moyers into their homes. His television programs—covering topics ranging from American history, politics, and religion to the role of media and the world of ideas—have made him one of America’s most recognized and honored journalists. In these pages, Moyers presents, for the first time, a powerful statement of his own personal beliefs—political and moral. Combining illuminating forays into American history with candid comments on today’s politics, Moyers delivers perceptive and trenchant insights into the American experience. From his early years as a Texas journalist to his role as one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, top assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent and analyst for CBS News, and producer of many of public television’s groundbreaking series, Moyers has been actively engaged in some of the most volatile episodes of the past fifty years. Drawing from this practical experience, he demonstrates a unique understanding of how American politics works and an enduring faith in the nation’s promises and possibilities. Whether reflecting on today’s climate of megamedia concentration, rampant corporate scandals, or religious and political upheavals, Moyers on America recovers the hopes of the past to establish their relevance for the present.

Splinter Fleet

The Wooden Subchasers of World War II
Author: Theodore Treadwell
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612513646
Category: History
Page: 296
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Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these “expendable” work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys of slow-moving ships through submarine-infested waters, conducted endless mind-numbing anti-submarine patrols, and were used in hundreds of amphibious operations. Some subchasers worked as gunboats to search for and destroy enemy barges. Others rescued downed airmen and retrieved drowning soldiers under heavy enemy fire. During the German occupation of Norway, three American-built subchasers and their Norwegian crews came to be known as “The Shetlands Bus” for their clandestine work as ferries—the only link between Norway and the free world. This book, written by the commander of one of the subchasers, defines their place in naval history and gives readers a taste of life aboard the wooden warships. Ringing with authenticity, it describes the cramped quarters and unforgiving seas as well as the tenacious courage and close bonds formed by the men as they sought out the enemy and confronted nature. Long overshadowed by the larger, faster warships and more glamorous PT boats of World War II, subchasers, until now, have been mostly forgotten. This work restores the plucky little ships to their hard-earned status as significant members of the fleet.

Bare Fists


Author: Bob Mee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780002189668
Category: Boxers (Sports)
Page: 241
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This text takes a look at the forgotten world of bare-knuckle prize-fighting, from the heyday of pugilism in the 18th century, to its extinction at the end of the 19th, and its re-emergence this century in the form of illegal underground bouts.

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach
Author: George Lundskow
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412937213
Category: Social Science
Page: 445
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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

The Rising of the Phoenix

The Legends of the Ormiri
Author: Flavian Pernell
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 148179728X
Category: Fiction
Page: 540
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Kandar and Kiri were born Ormiri: a race of beings who had evolved to possess great mystical powers. When an ancient alien enemy returns to attack their home-worlds, Kandar and Kiri find themselves mixed in a war they do not understand, their destiny compelled by a prophecy long kept secret and faced with a power they still need to master fully. This is the first book of the Legends of the Ormiri.

The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta

Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer
Author: David Waines
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730657
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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Ibn Battuta was, without doubt, one of the world’s truly great travellers. Born in fourteenth-century Morocco, and a contemporary of Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta has left us an account in his own words of his remarkable journeys throughout the Islamic world and beyond: journeys punctuated by adventure and peril, and stretching from his home in Tangier to Zaitun in faraway China. Whether sojourning in Delhi and the Maldives, wandering through the mazy streets of Cairo and Damascus, or contesting with pirates and shipwreck, the indefatigable Ibn Battuta brings to vivid life a medieval world brimming with marvel and mystery. Carefully observing the great diversity of civilizations that he encountered, Ibn Battuta exhibits an omnivorous interest in such matters as food and drink, religious differences (among Christians, Hindus and Shia Muslims), ideas about purity and impurity, disease, women and sex. Recounting the many miracles that its author claims to have experienced personally, his al-rihla or ‘Travelogue’ is a fascinating mosaic of mysticism and reportage offering a prototype magic realism. David Waines discusses the subtleties of the al-rihla, revealing all the wonders of Ibn Battuta’s world to the modern reader. This is a gripping treatment of the life and times of one of history’s most daring, and at the same time most human, discoverers.

The Growth of American Law

The Law Makers
Author: James Willard Hurst
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584777168
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 502
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Bride of the Rat God


Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216898
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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After donning a cursed necklace for the cameras, a silent screen starlet and her entourage are terrorized by an ancient demon It is 1923, and silent film reigns in Hollywood. Of all the starlets, none is more beloved than Chrysanda Flamande, a diva as brilliant as she is difficult to manage. Handling her falls to Norah, widow of Chrysanda’s dead brother. She has always done her job well, but she was never equipped to deal with murder. When a violent killing shocks Chrysanda’s entourage, and other weird happenings swiftly follow, Norah begins to suspect that some strange power is stalking the star. In Chinatown she receives warning that a curse has been placed on the actress as vengeance for wearing a sacred amulet in one of her films—and this curse could mean death for all who surround her. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Half-Hearted


Author: John Buchan
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775561178
Category: Fiction
Page: 323
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Many of the aristocrats profiled in John Buchan's novel The Half-Hearted are beset with crippling doubts about their own lifestyles and characters. Protagonist Lewis Haystoun is disgusted with his own inability to take a decisive stand on any issue of significance, and sets about to cure himself by undertaking a life-or-death campaign halfway around the world. This crowd-pleasing novel has something for everyone: romance, derring-do, and plenty of action and adventure.

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World


Author: Joseph Pietrykowski
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848847106
Category: History
Page: 256
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For almost two centuries the Macedonian phalanx, created by Philip II and refined by his son, Alexander the Great, dominated the battlefields of the ancient world from the sweltering riverbanks of India to the wooded hills of Italy. As the preferred weapon of some of antiquity’s greatest commanders, this powerful military system took centre stage in many of the largest and most decisive conflicts of ancient times. In Great Battles of the Hellenistic World, Joseph Pietrykowski explores the struggles that shook the ancient world and shaped history. From the structure and composition of the opposing armies, to the strategy of their campaigns, to the leadership decisions and tactics that decided the engagements, Great Battles of the Hellenistic World examines seventeen landmark conflicts from Chaironeia to Pydna over the course of 170 years of bloody warfare

Delphi Works of John Buchan (Illustrated)


Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 190949657X
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
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John Buchan’s ‘shocker’ adventure novels have entertained readers for over a century and this single collection offers US readers the most complete edition possible of Buchan’s fictional works. This comprehensive eBook presents numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Buchan's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 13 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Almost the complete short stories and ALL of Buchan's poetry * Includes two of Buchan's non-fiction works * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, 16 novels (post-1922) and several other works cannot appear in this edition. Once new texts enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels SIR QUIXOTE OF THE MOORS JOHN BURNET OF BARNS A LOST LADY OF OLD YEARS THE HALF-HEARTED A LODGE IN THE WILDERNESS PRESTER JOHN THE POWER-HOUSE THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS SALUTE TO ADVENTURERS GREENMANTLE MR STANDFAST THE PATH OF A KING HUNTINGTOWER The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction THE AFRICAN COLONY A BOOK OF ESCAPES AND HURRIED JOURNEYS Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Covenant

A Novel
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0804151504
Category: Fiction
Page: 1200
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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of The Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Covenant “A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers

1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers,Barbara Reynolds
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312140010
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 421
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A collection of letters provides revealing glimpes of Sayer's childhood, undergraduate career at Oxford, secret love affair and illegitimate child