History

Interpreting Our Heritage

By Freeman Tilden, R. Bruce Craig

Each year thousands of american citizens stopover at nationwide parks and monuments, kingdom and municipal parks, battlefields, old homes, and museums. through guided walks and talks, excursions, indicates, and indicators, viewers event those parts via a really detailed type of conversation approach referred to as "interpretation." for 50 years, Freeman Tilden's Interpreting Our Heritage has been an vital sourcebook if you happen to are liable for constructing and offering interpretive courses. This accelerated and revised anniversary version comprises not just Tilden's vintage paintings but in addition a wholly new number of accompanying photos, 5 extra essays by means of Tilden at the paintings and craft of interpretation, a brand new foreword through former nationwide Park carrier director Russell Dickenson, and an advent via R. Bruce Craig that places Tilden's writings into standpoint for current and destiny generations.

Whether the problem is to make a prehistoric web site come to existence; to give an explanation for the geological foundation at the back of a selected rock formation; to the touch the hearts and minds of tourists to battlefields, historical houses, and websites; or to educate a toddler in regards to the wonders of the wildlife, Tilden's publication, with its rationalization of the famed "six ideas" of interpretation, offers a guiding hand.

For an individual attracted to our normal and ancient heritage--park volunteers and rangers, museum docents and educators, new and professional expert historical past interpreters, and people lovingly characterised by means of Tilden as "happy amateurs--Interpreting Our Heritage and Tilden's later interpretive writings, incorporated during this version, jointly give you the crucial origin for bringing into concentration the truths that lie past what the attention sees.

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

By Dee Brown

Immediately well-known as a revelatory and vastly arguable e-book considering its first ebook in 1971, Bury My center at Wounded Knee is universally famous as a type of infrequent books that perpetually alterations the best way its topic is perceived. Now repackaged with a brand new creation from bestselling writer Hampton facets to coincide with an important HBO dramatic movie of the ebook, Bury My center at Wounded Knee.

Bury My center at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's vintage, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the yank Indian in the course of the moment 1/2 the 19th century. a countrywide bestseller in hardcover for greater than a yr after its preliminary ebook, it has bought over 4 million copies in a number of variations and has been translated into seventeen languages.

Using council files, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown permits nice chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and different tribes to inform us of their personal phrases of the sequence of battles, massacres, and damaged treaties that at last left them and their humans demoralized and decimated. a special and tense narrative advised with strength and readability, Bury My center at Wounded Knee replaced endlessly our imaginative and prescient of the way the West was once gained, and misplaced. It tells a narrative that are supposed to now not be forgotten, and so has to be retold from time to time.

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The Origins of Citizenship in Ancient Athens (Princeton Legacy Library)

In this strange synthesis of political and socio-economic heritage, Philip Manville demonstrates that citizenship for the Athenians used to be now not basically a criminal build yet fairly a posh idea that was once either an establishment and a method of social habit. He additional indicates that it used to be no longer static, as such a lot scholarship has assumed, yet really has slowly developed over the years. The paintings can also be an evidence of the origins and improvement of the polis.

Originally released in 1990.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variations protect the unique texts of those vital books whereas offering them in sturdy paperback versions. The objective of the Princeton Legacy Library is to significantly elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly historical past present in the millions of books released via Princeton college Press for the reason that its founding in 1905.

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To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951

By Andrew Salmon

"Salmon’s bright use of reminiscences and dramatic prices brings alive an unjustly forgotten conflict."  —Time Out

The such a lot infamous and celebrated conflict within the Korean struggle, from a British perspective, hasn't ever formerly been written approximately at size: this can be the tale of the conflict of the Imjin River, whilst the British twenty ninth Infantry Brigade, and certainly the fantastic Glosters of the Gloster Regiment, fought an epic final stand opposed to the most important communist offensive of the warfare. It lasted just three days, by the tip of it a battalion of 750 males have been diminished to only 50 survivors. This definitive historical past is out there, pacy, narrative, and paints a relocating and interesting photograph during the wide use of eyewitness bills of veterans.

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The Landing of the Pilgrims (Landmark Books)

In England within the early 1600s, everybody used to be compelled to hitch the Church of britain. younger William Bradford and his neighbors believed they'd each correct to belong to whichever church they sought after. within the identify of non secular freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to the US to begin a brand new lifestyles. however the wintry weather used to be harsh, and sooner than a 12 months handed, part the settlers had died. but, via labor and robust religion, a difficult staff of Pilgrims did live on. Their trust in freedom of faith grew to become an American excellent that also lives on today.

James Daugherty attracts at the Pilgrims' personal journals to offer a clean and relocating account in their existence and traditions, their quest for non secular freedom, and the founding of 1 of our nation's such a lot cherished holidays—Thanksgiving.

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

By Bill Bryson

With his signature wit, appeal, and possible unlimited wisdom, invoice Bryson takes us on a room-by-room travel via his personal residence, utilizing each one room as a leaping off element into the large historical past of the household artifacts we take with no consideration. As he's taking us in the course of the historical past of our sleek comforts, Bryson demonstrates that no matter what occurs on the earth ultimately results in our domestic, within the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and each merchandise of furnishings. Bryson has one of many liveliest, such a lot inquisitive minds on this planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home essentially the most interesting books ever written approximately inner most life.

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The Holocaust in Romania: The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944

By Radu Ioanid

Radu Ioanid's account of the destruction of Jews and Gypsies below the regime of Ion Antonescu, dependent upon privileged entry to mystery East eu govt documents, is an remarkable research of heretofore purposely hidden fabrics. He builds a correct standpoint on Romanian regulations of racism, anti-Semitism, and Jewish extermination in this striking interval in international historical past. released in organization with the USA Holocaust Memorial Museum. With a Foreword via Elie Wiesel. Invaluable...monumental...no similar paintings in any language has documented this significant background with the thoroughness, ability, and analytical sophistication this booklet demonstrates. —Leo Spitzer, Dartmouth university

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Commodore Hornblower (Hornblower Saga)

By C. S. Forester

Those exciting stories of high-seas experience within the Napoleonic period, which Winston Churchill discovered "vastly interesting" and Ernest Hemingway advised to "every literate I know", are being eagerly embraced through a brand new new release of readers. again Bay takes excitement in reissuing those vintage stories in good-looking new alternate paperback editions.
-- The Hornblower renaissance is in complete sail with an almost tenfold raise in revenues: greater than I5O, OOO Hornblower books bought within the first six months of 1999.
-- The A&E tv network's sequence of unique video clips in accordance with Hornblower's adventures were vastly profitable -- praised by way of critics, loved by way of thousands of audience, and winner of the Emmy Award for top miniseries.
-- new videos should be premiering within the spring on A&E.
-- Readers and booksellers who appreciate Patrick O'Brian's novels relish learning this "new" sequence of nautical event tales.

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High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945-1999 (New Series in NASA History)

By Erik M. Conway

In High-Speed Dreams, Erik M. Conway constructs an insightful background that focuses totally on the political and advertisement elements accountable for the increase and fall of yankee supersonic shipping learn courses. Conway charts advertisement supersonic learn efforts in the course of the altering relationships among overseas and family politicians, military/NASA contractors, inner most traders, and environmentalists. He records post-World battle II efforts on the nationwide Advisory Committee on Aeronautics and the security division to generate supersonic flight applied sciences, the makes an attempt to commercialize those applied sciences by means of Britain and the USA in the course of the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, environmental campaigns opposed to SST expertise within the Seventies, and next makes an attempt to revitalize supersonic know-how on the finish of the century.

High-Speed Dreams is a cosmopolitan learn of politics, economics, nationalism, and the worldwide pursuit of development. Historians, in addition to individuals in present aerospace learn courses, will achieve priceless viewpoint at the interplay of politics and technology.

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