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Studies in the Evolution and Formation of the Passover Haggadah Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781463243760
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
Description:
The Passover Haggadah, the quintessential Jewish book, began taking shape in the period of the Mishnah and the Talmud (ca. 100-600 CE). Even by 600, it did not look like it does today.
Yoshida Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781913645694
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Dulwich
Illustrations: 60
Description:
This catalogue, the fi rst of its kind in the UK, accompanying the 2024 exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, explores the important contribution to Japanese woodblock printing of the Yoshida family, from patriarch Hiroshi down to the current generation, led by Yoshida Ayomi. The story of the Yoshida family has been woven into the story of Japanese printmaking across two centuries, with each generation infusing this traditional art form with their sensitivity and imagination. Trained as a painter and watercolourist, Yoshida Hiroshi (1876–1950) was a pioneer of the shin hanga artistic movement, which revived the traditional ukiyo-e prints (‘pictures of the floating world’) focusing on beautiful landscapes and landmarks and combined them with Western influences.
Arqueología histórica venezolana Cover Arqueología histórica venezolana Cover
Format: 
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9789464270976
Pub Date: 12 Jul 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Taboui
Illustrations: 125fc / 45bw
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9789464270969
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Taboui
Illustrations: 125fc / 45bw
Description:
Este volumen ofrece una visión panorámica de la arqueología histórica de Venezuela, siendo la primera vez que un estudio de esta índole está disponible tanto en inglés como en español. Reúne el trabajo de destacados arqueólogos venezolanos e incluye trabajos de campo recientes e investigaciones inéditas, abarcando una amplia gama de estudios de caso desde la época precolonial hasta el periodo republicano.Estructurado en cinco partes, el libro comienza con una revisión exhaustiva de la arqueología histórica venezolana, destacando sus contribuciones y sugiriendo futuras direcciones.
Artefact Biographies from Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe and Beyond Cover Artefact Biographies from Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe and Beyond Cover
Format: 
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9789464261523
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Illustrations: 81fc / 14bw
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9789464261516
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Illustrations: 81fc / 14bw
Description:
This volume has been written in honour of Professor Annelou van Gijn in order to celebrate her distinguished career as an archaeologist and, above all, as an expert in the study of material culture. Annelou started her research with the use-wear analysis of prehistoric flint from the Netherlands, and she extended her interests in every possible direction: time, space, materials and technologies. This volume has been compiled to reflect the broad oeuvre of her work.
The Ageless Call to Serve Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636244174
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2024
Description:
An 18-year-old in the United States is still barred from buying alcohol, acquiring a pilot’s license, or stepping into a casino. Yet, astonishingly, they can be enlisted in the military, trained in weapon handling, and deployed to a war zone. On the other side of the age spectrum, individuals over 39, regardless of their skills or experience, often encounter insurmountable obstacles to enlistment.
To Boldly Go Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781636244549
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2024
Description:
A multi-author exploration of leadership and strategy through the lens of classic science fiction.The literature of ideas. When author Pamela Sargent used those words to describe science fiction in 1975, the genre had exploded into the literary mainstream.
Venezuelan Historical Archaeology Cover Venezuelan Historical Archaeology Cover
Format: 
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9789464270945
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Taboui
Illustrations: 125fc / 45bw
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9789464270938
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Taboui
Illustrations: 125fc / 45bw
Description:
This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the historical archaeology of Venezuela, marking the first time such a detailed study is available in both English and Spanish. It compiles the work of leading Venezuelan archaeologists and includes recent fieldwork and unpublished research, covering a wide range of case studies from precolonial times to the republican period.Structured in five parts, the book starts with a thorough review of the history of Venezuelan historical archaeological research, highlighting its contributions and future directions.
Pacific Profiles Volume 15 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780645700497
Pub Date: 07 Jul 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout the Australia;New Guinea and Solomons theatres. This Volume 15 covers the B-26 and US Navy JM Marauder series which served in these theatres from their first delivery to Australia in April 1942 until the war’s end. Marauders served with a total of six USAAF bomber squadrons;including the reformed 19th BS Silver Fleet;whilst US Navy JM-1 and JM-2 variants were operated by utility squadrons from March 1944 onwards.
Black Officer, White Navy Cover Black Officer, White Navy Cover
Format: 
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781985900288
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781985900295
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Description:
In Black Officer, White Navy, Lieutenant Commander Reuben Keith Green shares a compelling and enthralling account of how, as a Black man in the post–Vietnam War era, he navigated his unique career path from high school dropout to unrestricted line officer in the US Navy. Weaving history with personal narrative, Green's engaging, raw, and insightful storytelling style provides an insider's analysis of what was happening within the navy, ultimately exposing systemic racism throughout the US military. Using the "power of the pen," he offers uninhibited accounts of sometimes life-threatening confrontations that resulted from personal and institutional racial bias, describing what it was like to "sail second class" in the navy.
Geronimo's Medics (French Edition) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781781220276
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 70+ photographs
Description:
At the break of dawn on D-Day, two young American paratrooper medics descended silently by parachute into the unfamiliar terrain of Normandy. Landing within half a mile of the quaint village of Angoville au Plain, just five and a half miles from the Utah invasion beach, they had no idea that the small 12th century church in this hamlet, surrounded by stone cottages and farmhouses housing only eighty-three inhabitants, would soon transform into a sanctuary for wounded American and German soldiers. In this unexpected haven, equal care and respect would be extended to all in need.
Staying in the Fight Cover Staying in the Fight Cover
Format: 
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781985900394
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 3 figures, 14 tables
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781985900400
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 3 figures, 14 tables
Description:
During the chaotic evacuation of the United States from Afghanistan in 2021, a group of Congress members who were also military veterans of the War on Terror leapt into action to assist vulnerable people in Afghanistan who had aided the American war effort. This cohort of legislators and their staffs on Capitol Hill created hotlines and worked 24-hour shifts in an intense effort to save lives, often coordinating between government agencies, informal networks of veterans' groups, and contacts on the ground in Kabul. In the process, many veteran lawmakers also became vocal critics of presidential management of the crisis and said they felt a moral obligation to act.
The Jim Crow North Cover The Jim Crow North Cover
Format: 
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781985900233
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality
Illustrations: 25 b&w illustrations
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781985900240
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality
Illustrations: 25 b&w illustrations
Description:
Located approximately forty miles northwest of Philadelphia, the working-class borough of Pottstown does not immediately come to mind as an influential site of the Black Freedom Struggle. Yet this small town in Pennsylvania served as a significant hub of interracial civil rights activism with regional as well as national impact. In The Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Matthew George Washington adds another interpretive perspective to historiography by using both the "freedom North" and the "long civil rights movement" theoretical models to frame the borough's unique history.
The Stone Catchers Cover The Stone Catchers Cover
Format: 
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781985900547
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781985900554
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2024
Description:
In a span of minutes, the lives of four members of Brickton Community College change forever when an active shooter enters the campus and opens fire. Running on adrenaline and fear, the group—a crew of students and their teacher—subdues the perpetrator in a violent frenzy that leads to the man's death. Reeling from the shock of their collective actions, the group is thrown into turmoil when they realize that the person they have killed is someone they all knew.
Appalachian Ghost Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780813198996
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2024
Series: Appalachian Futures: Black, Native, and Queer Voices
Illustrations: 87 color illustrations
Description:
In the early days of the Great Depression, the search for steady work drove hundreds of migrant laborers - many of whom were African American - from all over Appalachia to a rural area near Fayetteville, West Virginia. Union Carbide Corporation had begun construction on a three-mile tunnel to divert the New River, and many hands were needed. Toiling for five years in confined spaces with poor ventilation, no means of dust control, and limited use of personal breathing protection, the workers were repeatedly exposed to pure silica dust.
Ceramics in America 2023 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781737717522
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2024
Series: Ceramics in America
Illustrations: 240
Description:
The 2023 volume of Ceramics in America is filled with content of interest to students of American ceramics history. The articles cover a wide range of topics and regions, including ceramics made in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Virginia. Of particular importance is the analysis of a small porcelain snuff box from the so-called “A”-marked group of porcelains made in London ca.
Children in Iceland Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781938086526
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 47 color photographs by the author
Description:
Iceland is best known for its stunning scenery and majestic landscapes. When photographer Nancy Libson first visited Iceland for a hiking trip some twenty years ago, she immediately fell in love with the country and its dramatic landscape. She vowed to return again, camera in hand.