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  • Muhammad: Man of God by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    This brief learn of the lifetime of the Blessed Prophet of Islam, for prime college and above, is neither a brand new ancient research nor one more in basic terms devotional cartoon of the earthly occupation of God's final prophet. This biography takes the religious dimensions into account in addition to the extra genuine and ancient parts of the lifetime of the individual that replaced human background.

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  • Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the by Christopher Phillips

    By Christopher Phillips

    Claiborne Fox Jackson (1806-1862) continues to be one in all Missouri's so much debatable ancient figures. Elected Missouri's governor in 1860 after serving as a country legislator and Democratic occasion leader, Jackson used to be the strength in the back of a flow for the impartial state's secession ahead of a federal sortie exiled him from workplace. even though Jackson's management used to be changed by means of a short lived executive that maintained allegiance to the Union, he led a rump meeting that drafted an ordinance of secession in October 1861 and spearheaded its attractiveness through the accomplice Congress. although nearly all of the state's population refused to acknowledge the act, the Confederacy named Missouri its 12th country the next month. A yr later Jackson died in exile in Arkansas, an obvious footnote to the struggle that engulfed his quarter and that ate up him.

    In this primary full-length learn of Claiborne Fox Jackson, Christopher Phillips deals even more than a standard biography. His large research of Jackson's upward push to energy during the tangle that was once Missouri's antebellum politics and of Jackson's advanced activities in pursuit of his state's secession whole the deeper and broader tale of local identity--one that begun with a transforming into safeguard of the establishment of slavery and which crystallized in the course of and after the sour, internecine fight within the impartial border kingdom through the American Civil conflict. putting slavery in the realm of western democratic growth instead of of plantation agriculture in border slave states reminiscent of Missouri, Philips argues that southern identification within the sector used to be now not born, yet created. whereas so much rural Missourians have been proslavery, their "southernization" transcended such barriers, with southern id changing into a method in which citizens sought to reestablish neighborhood jurisdiction in defiance of federal authority in the course of and after the battle. This identity, intrinsically political and therefore ideological, centered—and nonetheless centers—upon the occasions surrounding the Civil struggle, even if in Missouri or in different places. via positioning own and political struggles and triumphs inside Missourians' transferring id and the redefinition in their collective reminiscence, Phillips finds the advanced procedure during which those as soon as Missouri westerners grew to become and stay Missouri southerners.

    Missouri's Confederate not just offers a desirable depiction of Jackson and his international but additionally bargains the main entire scholarly research of Missouri's maturing antebellum id. somebody with an curiosity within the Civil battle, the yank West, or the yankee South will locate this crucial new biography a robust contribution to our realizing of nineteenth-century the United States and the origins—as good because the legacy—of the Civil War.

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  • A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and by Katherine A.S. Sibley

    By Katherine A.S. Sibley

    With the research of the easiest students in this period, 29 essays show how lecturers then and still have addressed the political, fiscal, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social historical past of the presidents of the Republican period of 1921-1933 - Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.

    • This is the 1st historiographical therapy of a long-neglected interval, starting from early remedies to the newest scholarship
    • Features evaluate essays at the period, together with the legacy of progressivism in an age of “normalcy”, the historical past of yankee international relatives after international struggle I, and race kin within the Nineteen Twenties, in addition to insurance of the 3 presidential elections and an intensive therapy of the factors and results of the nice Depression
    • An creation by way of the editor presents an summary of the problems, history and historic difficulties of the time, and the personalities at play

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  • Vice by Cheney, Richard B.; Cheney, Richard B.; Bernstein, Jake;

    By Cheney, Richard B.; Cheney, Richard B.; Bernstein, Jake; Dubose, Lou

    Dick Cheney is the main robust but such a lot unpopular vp in American heritage. He has thrived along a president who, from day one, had no interest in coverage and restricted adventure within the methods of Washington. but Cheney's relentless upward thrust to prominence over 3 many years has occurred nearly via stealth. Now veteran newshounds Lou Dubose and Jake Bernstein display the irritating fact in regards to the guy who has effectively co-opted government keep watch over over the U.S. executive, serving because the de facto 'shadow president' of the main dominant White apartment in a iteration. Cheney has continuously been an astute flesh presser. He survived the cave in of the Nixon presidency, discovering a place of strength within the management of Gerald Ford. He was once then elected to the home of Representatives and later served within the cupboard of the 1st Bush presidency. but if he grew to become George W. Bush's working mate, Cheney reached a brand new point of effect. From the engineering of his personal choice as...

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  • Disraeli (Reputations) by Edgar Feuchtwanger

    By Edgar Feuchtwanger

    An adventurer and charlatan? A shrewdpermanent rogue? Or perspicacious flesh presser, founding father of the fashionable British Conservative celebration? those various characterizations have all had their supporters: Disraeli hardly encouraged indifference from his contemporaries, and later commentators have usually reflected those divergent reviews. by the point he ultimately grew to become top Minister, in 1874, he was once now not the unique, dandified determine who approximately 40 years past had bought defense from his collectors via the easy expedient of election to a seat in the home of Commons. yet he used to be nonetheless a special determine in Westminster politics, favourite of his monarch yet distrusted or disliked by means of lots of the individuals of his get together. Disraeli was once a novelist in addition to a political candidate, and he confirmed in his political existence a novelist's command of the powerful photograph and pregnant word. His speeches and writings stay memorable and influential. yet any icon is open to manipulation and selective figuring out, and Disraeli particularly has been claimed as a non secular ancestor through a really various crew of conservatives. Edgar Feuchtwanger's full of life new learn does justice to Disraeli's arguable existence and ambiguous political legacy, supplying a portrait of 1 of the good personalities of the age in addition to laying off mild on key political advancements of Victorian Britain.

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  • Wisdom's Journey: Living the Spirit of Islam in the Modern by John Herlihy

    By John Herlihy

    Why do a couple of billion humans declare Islam as their faith? American convert John Ahmed Herlihy offers his own resolution and takes readers on a trip to the center of Islam, the quickest growing to be faith on the planet. Weaving information of Islam's valuable ideals and practices-its 5 Pillars-with intimate autobiographical info of his greater than thirty years within the faith, Herlihy provides readers with an insightful glimpse right into a faith that is still so usually misunderstood.

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  • The passage of power by Caro, Robert A.; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Caro, Robert A.;

    By Caro, Robert A.; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Caro, Robert A.; Johnson, Lyndon Baines

    Pulitizer Prize biographer Robert A. Caro follows Lyndon Johnson via either the main troublesome and the main effective classes of his profession, describing Johnson's unstable dating with John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy throughout the struggle they waged for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president, via Johnson's unsatisfied vice presidency, his assumption to the presidency after Kennedy's assassination, his Read more...

    summary: Pulitizer Prize biographer Robert A. Caro follows Lyndon Johnson via either the main tricky and the main victorious sessions of his occupation, describing Johnson's risky courting with John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy throughout the struggle they waged for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president, via Johnson's unsatisfied vice presidency, his assumption to the presidency after Kennedy's assassination, his victories over the price range and civil rights, and the eroding capture of Vietnam

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  • The Boys Are Back in Town by Christopher Golden

    By Christopher Golden

    From a grasp of horror, darkish delusion, and suspense comes a compelling and uniquely unique paintings of paranormal suspense within which one guy reveals himself trapped in an internet of ever-shifting truth which threatens to remake the complete of the world—unless he can have the option to prevent it.For Will James, dealing with his 10th highschool reunion is much from his best hour—especially due to the fact his lifestyles has now not long gone precisely as he deliberate. Dumped on the altar by way of his highschool sweetheart and along with his goals of being a prize-winning reporter dashed by means of his task at a Boston tabloid, he's not yes he's able to face his former peers.But what he does locate on the reunion is way greater than he bargained for. He quickly learns that certainly one of his acquaintances had died a number of years back—even even though Will had acquired an email from him just a couple of days prior to. it's not lengthy prior to people Will was once confident have been alive are growing lifeless as well—or married to other folks, or childless the place they used to have youngsters. And new stories are swarming in to exchange what is going to is confident was once his outdated lifestyles, until eventually he now not is aware what's genuine and what's no longer. the single factor he does understand for convinced is that he has to determine why he by myself recalls snatches of one other existence firstly dissolves into this new, darker reality.From the alternate Paperback version.

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  • Mu'awiya ibn abi Sufyan: From Arabia to Empire (Makers of by R. Stephen Humphreys

    By R. Stephen Humphreys

    During this available examine, Stephen Humphreys introduces the main elusive of the early caliphs, Mu'awiya ibn abi Sufyan (602-680). all through background, a few have accused him of being the 1st caliph to diverge from Muhammed's version of excellent Muslim management when others credits him with uniting an empire in disarray and remodeling the Caliphate right into a potential type of executive. In gentle of this, Humphreys significantly analyses his assets, and seeks to get as shut as attainable to a old account of the nice guy.

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