Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times

By Rocky Wood, Lisa Morton, Greg Chapman

For 3 centuries, because the Black loss of life rampaged via Europe and the Reformation tore the Church aside, tens of hundreds of thousands have been arrested as witches and subjected to torture and execution, together with being burned alive. This photograph novel examines the history; the witch hunters' equipment; who profited; the courageous few who protested; and the way the Enlightenment progressively changed worry and superstition with cause and technological know-how. Famed witch hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the notorious Malleus Maleficarum, and Matthew Hopkins, England's infamous "Witchfinder General," are lined as are the Salem Witch Trials and the final executions in Europe.

WITCH HUNTS bought THE BRAM STOKER AWARD® FOR SUPERIOR fulfillment IN A photograph NOVEL AT the area HORROR conference IN NEW ORLEANS ON JUNE 15, 2013.

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The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism

By Hamid Dabashi

This pioneering rationalization of the Arab Spring will outline a brand new period of puzzling over the center East.

In this landmark e-book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the progressive uprisings that experience engulfed a number of international locations and political climes from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen, have been pushed via a 'Delayed Defiance' - some degree of uprising opposed to family tyranny and globalized disempowerment alike - that indicates at least the top of Postcolonialism. Sketching a brand new geography of liberation, Dabashi indicates how the Arab Spring has altered the geopolitics of the zone so noticeably that we needs to commence re-imagining the 'the center East'.

Ultimately, the 'permanent progressive temper' Dabashi brilliantly explains has the aptitude to disencumber not just these societies already ignited, yet many others via a common geopolitics of hope.

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Final Voyage: The World's Worst Maritime Disasters

By Jonathan Eyers

Everyone is familiar with the tale of the giant, yet by way of demise it doesn't even cost as one of many 50 worst maritime failures of the final three hundred years.

The circumstances of ships sinking are legion: along with icebergs and enemy torpedoes, ships were sunk through hearth, explosions, flooding, capsizing, storms, collisions and human mistakes. a lot of those mess ups were nearly forgotten, similar to the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff in 1945, whilst 10,000 German civilians died within the freezing Baltic, a lot of them trapped lower than decks in overall darkness.

Including maritime failures from around the world, ultimate Voyage tells the tales of either the ships that have been misplaced and the folks who have been on them.

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The Tudor Tutor: Your Cheeky Guide to the Dynasty

By Barb Alexander

From the bloody Wars of the Roses to Queen Elizabeth I’s iconic rule, the Tudor Dynasty used to be a interval of intercourse, scandal, and intrigue. Monarchs resembling Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth i've got develop into part of smooth popular culture, leading to unending parodies, satires, rumors, and concrete legends that grace our tv displays. yet as with every city legends and parodies, evidence surrounding the lives of those rulers are vastly exaggerated. during this unique consultant, Barb Alexander serves to debunk these rumors and train you in regards to the dynasty.

History doesn’t must be dry, uninteresting, and tough to learn. As an educator, Barb is familiar with precisely the way to have interaction an viewers. This pocket-sized advisor is not just informative, but additionally packed with cheek, snark, and wit. With 50 attractive illustrations that depict Tudor Monarchs and key avid gamers in the course of their rule, this ebook is absolute to garner a giggle or . So chill out, chill out, and luxuriate in the lesson. sooner than lengthy, you’ll be sharing Tudor heritage proof that may make sure you provoke your less-informed peers.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to post a large variety of books for readers attracted to history--books approximately global struggle II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yankee Civil warfare, the yankee Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, old Rome, medieval instances, the outdated West, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas no longer each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on topics which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings would possibly not differently discover a home.

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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

By Charles E. Cobb Jr.

Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, journalist William priceless nearly sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King guaranteed him. It was once now not the one weapon King saved for this sort of objective; considered one of his advisors remembered the reverend’s Montgomery, Alabama, domestic as "an arsenal." Like King, many ostensibly "nonviolent" civil rights activists embraced their constitutional correct to self-protection—yet this important size of the Afro-American freedom fight has been lengthy missed via historical past. In This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed, Charles E. Cobb Jr. recovers this heritage, describing the very important function that armed self-defense has performed within the survival and liberation of black groups.  Drawing on his studies within the civil rights circulation and giving voice to its contributors, Cobb lays naked the paradoxical courting among the nonviolent civil rights fight and the lengthy background and significance of African american citizens taking on fingers to protect themselves opposed to white supremacist violence. 
 
 

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The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

By John D. Feerick

Undisputed because the most crucial artificial paintings at the Twenty-Fifth modification, this revised version presents the most recent in criminal idea relating to presidential succession.

This re-creation of The Twenty-Fifth modification: Its whole heritage and Applications updates John Feerick's landmark study with the Amendment's makes use of long ago two decades and the way these makes use of (along with new criminal scholarship) have replaced the modification and perceptions of presidential incapacity commonly. In its formula, the Twenty-fifth modification used to be criticized as imprecise and undemocratic, however it has made attainable rapid and orderly successions to the top places of work within the U.S. executive in the course of the most amazing occasions in American heritage. the level of its authority has been validated through the years: throughout the Watergate quandary, it was once proposed that the modification may manage to pay for a method in which a president may well move presidential energy in the course of an impeachment continuing, and it used to be additionally advised that the modification might authorize a vp and cupboard to droop a president in the course of a Senate impeachment trial. the place as soon as presidential incapacity was once stigmatized, this day a president below normal anesthesia cedes presidential authority for the size of the technique with little controversy. The Twenty-fifth modification is evolving quickly, and this booklet is an necessary guide for criminal students, executive choice makers, historians, political scientists, lecturers, and scholars learning the nation's maximum offices.

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History Today (May 2016)

Heritage at the present time is an illustrated historical past journal. released per 30 days in London because January 1951, it goals to give severe and authoritative heritage to as broad a public as attainable. It covers all classes and nation-states and publishes articles of conventional narrative heritage along new study and historiography.

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All About History, Issue 23

All approximately heritage is the hot, action-packed historical past journal that’s bursting with details on occasions earlier. Be encouraged via the fantastic tales provided via global historical past, from the complicated society of historic Maya to the darkish motivations of the nice dictators. each factor, All approximately heritage incorporates a large diversity of subject matters as wealthy and numerous as heritage itself and strives to teach how occasions from the earlier form the area we are living in today.
This is that goals to entertain and enthral readers of every age whereas they find out about previous occasions. There’s no stuffy educational essays or squabbling professors, as a substitute it’s brilliant and interesting with attractive photographs, illustrations and infographics that convey the previous to lifestyles. Written in a mode that makes even advanced topics easy-to-understand, All approximately historical past is absolute to create a wish to become aware of extra.

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Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation

By Margaret Leslie Davis

In December 1962, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa set sail from Paris to long island for what used to be arguably the riskiest artwork exhibition ever fastened. the delicate icon traveled like a head of nation, with armed guards and army surveillance, in a temperature-controlled vault. Masterminding the total convey was once First girl Jacqueline Kennedy, who tirelessly campaigned to cajole nationwide Gallery Director John Walker, French President Charles de Gaulle, and her personal husband to debut the mythical smile the following. For 88 charmed days, “Lisa Fever” swept the country as approximately million american citizens attended shows in Washington, D.C. and manhattan. It was once the best outpouring of appreciation for a unmarried murals in American historical past. And as simply Jacqueline Kennedy might do, she infused America’s first museum blockbuster convey with a special experience of pageantry, igniting a countrywide love affair with the arts.

accumulating infrequent archival files and interviews, acclaimed biographer Margaret Leslie Davis has woven a tantalizing saga, full of overseas intrigue and the impossible to resist allure of Camelot and its queen.

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