A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives

By David Stuttard

During this unique new method of telling the Greek tale, David Stuttard weaves jointly the lives of 50 movers and shakers of the Greek global right into a non-stop, chronologically prepared narrative, from the early tyrant rulers Peisistratus and Polycrates, throughout the stirrings of democracy lower than Cleisthenes to the increase of Macedon lower than Philip II and Alexander the nice and the eventual decline of the Greek international as Rome rose. The political leaders, writers, artists and philosophers of old Greece grew to become a small workforce of urban states right into a pan-Mediterranean civilization, whose legacy are available far and wide this present day. yet who have been those humans, what will we comprehend in their lives and the way did they have interaction with one another?

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
History and identification within the historical Greek global

Chapter 1
Of Gods and Heroes
Hesiod and Homer: The delivery of the Gods and the a long time of guy
Homer and the Beginnings of Biography
The Logographoi and the Stirrings of Historiography
Chapter 2
The Age of Tyrants
PEISISTRATUS / POLYCRATES / SAPPHO / PYTHAGORAS / MILO / HIPPIAS / CLEISTHENES / HISTIAEUS / MILTIADES
Chapter 3
Greece in danger
CIMON / THEMISTOCLES / LEONIDAS / GELON / HIERON / PINDAR / AESCHYLUS
Chapter 4
The Age of Pericles
PERICLES / HERODOTUS / SOPHOCLES / EMPEDOCLES / PROTAGORAS / PHEIDIAS / ASPASIA
Chapter 5
World battle
ALCIBIADES / CLEON / THUCYDIDES / ARISTOPHANES / EURIPIDES / ZEUXIS / GORGIAS / SOCRATES bankruptcy 6
Fall Out
XENOPHON / LYSANDER / EPAMINONDAS / LYSIAS / DEMOSTHENES / PLATO / ARISTOTLE
Chapter 7
The Age of the Dynasts
ALEXANDER III / PTOLEMY I / DEMETRIUS OF PHALERUM / MENANDER / APELLES / EPICURUS
Chapter 8
In the Shadow of Rome
PYRRHUS OF EPIRUS / APOLLONIUS OF RHODES / ARCHIMEDES / ATTALUS / PHILOPOEMEN / POLYBIUS
Chapter 9
Lives in a reflect

Maps
Glossary
Timeline
Whos Who
Further examining
Acknowledgments
Sources of Illustrations
Index

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The Last of the President's Men

By Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward exposes one of many ultimate items of the Richard Nixon puzzle during this “intimate yet hectic portrayal of Nixon within the Oval workplace” (The Washington Post).

“Four a long time after Watergate shook the US, journalist Bob Woodward returns to the scandal to profile Alexander Butterfield, the Richard Nixon aide who printed the lifestyles of the Oval workplace tapes and successfully toppled the presidency…Woodward re-creates designated scenes, which show the petty energy performs of America’s strongest men…a close-up view of the Oval workplace in its darkest hour” (Kirkus Reviews). In The final of the President’s Men, Woodward finds the untold tale in line with forty-six hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported by way of millions of documents—many of them unique and never within the presidential files and libraries—and exposed new dimensions of Nixon’s secrets and techniques, obsessions, and deceptions.

“This volume…amplifies (rather than revises) the widespread, virtually Miltonian portrait of the thirty-seventh president…as a brooding, duplicitous despot, captivated with enemies and score-settling and never in the slightest degree hesitant approximately mendacity to the general public and breaking the legislations” (The big apple Times). this present day, The final of the President’s Men couldn't be extra well timed and correct as citizens query how a lot will we find out about those who find themselves now looking the presidency in 2016—what relatively drives them, how do they honestly make judgements, who do they encompass themselves with, and what are their real political and private values? this is often “yet one other interesting reward to background through DC’s such a lot relentless reporter” (Politico).

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Atlantis and the Silver City

By Peter Daughtrey

History's such a lot fascinating secret could have been solved—recently unearthed proof issues in the direction of the genuine place of the traditional, misplaced urban of Atlantis. greater than 2,000 years in the past Plato laid down round 100 cryptic clues concerning the situation of the misplaced international of Atlantis. given that then numerous specialists have attempted to crack Plato's code. a few declare Atlantis lies less than the volcanic rocks of Santorini. Others position it within the Bermuda Triangle, off the coast of Africa, or say it really is misplaced without end underneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. yet what if Atlantis is much nearer than we predict? What if we will stroll its cobble stoned streets this day? After a forensic twenty-year exam of Plato's writings, Peter Daughtrey says we will be able to do exactly that. Having matched an remarkable variety of Plato's clues, Daughtrey outlines the entire succeed in of the traditional empire—and pinpoints the precise place of its as soon as glittering capital urban. His quest for the reality approximately Atlantis runs from the dusty stone quarries of Portugal and the hieroglyphs of Egyptian temples to the newly refurbished museums of Baghdad. It contains the invention of long-forgotten, vitally major artifacts, sensational facts of a misplaced alphabet and a revealing research that identifies today's descendants of this so much historical civilization. particular, actual, and informed with enthusiasm and verve, Atlantis and the Silver urban even unearths the site of one other urban from the traditional empire of Atlantis. For simply past the golden shorelines of Portugal one other old undersea payment is ready to be came across . . .

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An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962

By William Doyle

In 1961, a black veteran named James Meredith utilized for admission to the college of Mississippi — and introduced a criminal riot opposed to white supremacy within the such a lot segregated kingdom in the US. Meredith’s problem finally brought on what Time magazine known as “the gravest clash among federal and nation authority because the Civil War,” a quandary that on September 30, 1962, exploded right into a chaotic conflict among millions of white civilians and a small corps of federal marshals. To weigh down the insurrection, President John F. Kennedy ordered a lightning invasion of Mississippi via over 20,000 U.S. wrestle infantry, paratroopers, army police, and nationwide protect troops.

Based on years of in depth examine, together with over 500 interviews, JFK’s White residence tapes, and 9,000 pages of FBI documents, An American Insurrection is a minute-by-minute account of the drawback. William Doyle bargains intimate snap shots of the major avid gamers, from James Meredith to the segregationist Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett, to President John F. Kennedy and the federal marshals and infantrymen who risked their lives to uphold the structure. The defeat of the segregationist rebellion in Oxford was once a turning aspect within the civil rights fight, and An American Insurrection brings this principally forgotten occasion to existence in all its drama, lovely aspect, and old importance.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Abridged Edition)

By Edward Gibbon, Hans-Friedrich Muller

Edited, abridged, and with a severe Foreword via Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Introduction via Daniel J. Boorstin
Illustrations by means of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Edward Gibbon's masterpiece, which narrates the heritage of the Roman Empire from the second one century A.D. to its cave in within the west within the 5th century and within the east within the 15th century, is extensively thought of the best paintings of heritage ever written. This abridgment keeps the entire scope of the unique, yet in a breadth resembling a singular. informal readers now have entry to the entire sweep of Gibbon's narrative, whereas teachers and scholars have a quantity that may be learn in one time period. This precise version emphasizes components overlooked in all different abridgments--in specific the function of faith within the empire and the increase of Islam.

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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Perennial Classics)

By Howard Zinn

Identified for its full of life, transparent prose in addition to its scholarly examine, A People's historical past of the United States is the one quantity to inform America's tale from the perspective of -- and within the phrases of -- America's ladies, manufacturing facility employees, African american citizens, local american citizens, operating terrible, and immigrant employees.

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Alfred Rosenberg. Diarios 1934--1944

By Jürgen Matthäus, Frank Bajohr

Desaparecidos tras los juicios de Núremberg en 1946, los diarios de Alfred Rosenberg, central ideólogo del Partido Nacional Socialista en Alemania, fueron descubiertos recientemente. Ahora, por primera vez, se presentan en una edición completa, con comentarios de los reconocidos especialistas Jürgen Matthäus y Frank Bajohr. Los escritos de Rosenberg muestran que su papel en l. a. preparación y ejecución del Holocausto ha sido claramente subestimado: Rosenberg fue uno de los antisemitas más virulentos desde los angeles misma fundación del partido nazi y apoyó el genocidio hasta sus últimos momentos. Este documento único ofrece claves importantes acerca de l. a. dinámica de violencia creada por el régimen nacionalsocialista.

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Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit

By Robert Bogdan

From 1840 till 1940, freak indicates by means of the masses crisscrossed the USA, from the smallest cities to the most important towns, showing their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded women, savages, snake charmers, hearth eaters, and different oddities. by way of latest criteria such screens will be thought of merciless and exploitative—the pornography of incapacity. but for 100 years the freak exhibit was once generally approved as one in every of America's most well liked kinds of entertainment.

Robert Bogdan's interesting social heritage brings to lifestyles the realm of the freak exhibit and explores the tradition that nurtured and, later, deserted it. In uncovering this overlooked bankruptcy of exhibit company, he describes intimately the flimflam artistry in the back of the exhibits, the promoters and the audiences, and the sluggish evolution of public opinion from awe to embarrassment. Freaks weren't born, Bogdan unearths; they have been synthetic by way of the enjoyment international, frequently with the lively participation of the freaks themselves. a number of the "human curiosities" discovered repute and fortune, changing into the celebs in their time, until eventually the ascent drugs reworked them from marvels into pathological specimans.

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At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Hotel

By Curtis Gathje

At The Plaza is a pictorial list and an anecdotal historical past of the world's most famed inn: New York's Plaza. As a narrative, it traverses the breadth and scope of Gotham's excessive society through the American Century. As a photograph assortment, it is like no different, shooting the hotel's impressive presence at the ever-changing ny scene.

For nearly 100 years, The Plaza has reflected the social historical past of new york: its tastes in layout, leisure, eating places and lodgings, in addition to its adjustment to Prohibition, the good melancholy, global Wars, the chilly struggle, women's rights, people who smoke' rights, animals' rights and British rock-and-roll. the 1st visitors to signal the register-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt-set the traditional for the lengthy procession of luminaries that undefined: Mark Twain, Diamond Jim Brady, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Beatles, between many others.

In At The Plaza, the hotel's reliable historian has compiled a huge choice of pictures and vignettes chronicling the colourful heritage of a construction, an establishment, and a city.

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