By Eugene V. Dennett
Agitprop is the memoir of a Washington kingdom maritime and metal employee who used to be an established activist within the American Federation of work, the Congress of commercial firms, and the Communist get together. Born to a Massachusetts operating type socialist kinfolk, Dennett is an idealist who sought to unify theoretical precept, coverage, and perform in his lifestyle. His existence tale embodies broader topics that make this publication an allegorical depiction of 1 man's trip via twentieth century working-class the US.
By Mark Galeotti (auth.)
By Mike Horn
Lorsqu'il décide de parcourir en solitaire les forty 000 kilomètres de l'équateur, Mike Horn se lance un défi inouï. Des côtes d'Afrique aux portes de l'Asie, en passant par l'immensité du continent américain, il devra traverser trois océans ; autant de jungles impénétrables ; deux sommets de 6 000 mètres ; des will pay en guerre, rongés par l. a. maladie, envahis d'une faune opposed et d'une flore vénéneuse. Son exigence est stricte : jamais il ne quittera los angeles " range zéro ", jamais il ne s'éloignera de cette ligne imaginaire... Avec cette aventure où le destin du voyageur bascule au gré des tempêtes et des rencontres, Mike Horn se lance dans un violent face-à-face avec le monde : envoûtante de beauté, sa path croisera l'errance des damnés de l. a. terre, des chercheurs d'or de l'Amazonie aux peuples d'Afrique en guerre.
By Toussaint Louverture, ; Toussaint Louverture, ; Beard, John Relly
Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) gained foreign renown within the Haitian struggle for independence. He led millions of former slaves into conflict opposed to French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing keep watch over of the whole island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture turned governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti ahead of formally acknowledging French rule in 1801, whilst he submitted a newly written structure to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In reaction, Bonaparte despatched a military to depose L'Ouverture, who was once taken prisoner in June of 1802 and shipped to France, the place he died of pneumonia in April 1803. The lifetime of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1853) used to be first released in London at the 50th anniversary of L'Ouverture's dying and remained the authoritative English-language background of L'Ouverture's existence until eventually the overdue 20th century.
Throughout the textual content, John Relly Beard compares L'Ouverture to famously winning white generals, argues for his supremacy, and states that his final failure to free up Haiti and premature loss of life are the goods of unlucky circumstances--not an indictment of his personality or management abilities.
A DOCSOUTH publication. This collaboration among UNC Press and the college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings chosen vintage works from the electronic library of Documenting the yankee South again into print. DocSouth Books makes use of the newest electronic applied sciences to make those works to be had as downloadable e-books or print-on-demand guides. DocSouth Books are unaltered from the unique e-book, delivering cheap and simply available variations to a brand new iteration of students, scholars, and basic readers.
By Jay Johnson
This illustrated consultant to American people artists and their paintings spans a century of painters from Grandma Moses to Kathy Jakobsen and covers such media as sculpture, pottery, and fabric creations.
By Donna Dickenson (auth.)
By Howard Eves
Lengthy referred to as a mathematical storyteller, Howard Eves the following writes his own memories ordinarily mathematical, a few now not. the forged of characters contains Albert Einstein, Norbert Wiener, Julian Lowell Coolidge, Maurice Frechet, Nathan Altshiller-Court, G. H., Hardy, and plenty of different attention-grabbing figures whom he encountered in an extended and energetic lifestyles in arithmetic. In "Mathematical recollections" we learn of Eves' well-known mathematical museum, with its lock of Einstein's hair, Hardy's shawl, Veblen's brilliant yellow lead pencil, Wiener's hat, and lots more and plenty, a lot, extra.
By P.R. Halmos
Halmos P.R. i would like to be a mathematician (Springer, 1985)(ISBN 0387960783)
By Gerry Cottle, Helen Batten
Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to hitch the circus while he was once simply 15 and shortly married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time he used to be the landlord of the largest circus on the planet until eventually his growing to be cocaine habit resulted in his arrest and financial disaster. He recovered, and, ever the showman, went directly to make hundreds of thousands with the 1st ever non-animal circus, the Moscow and chinese language nation circuses, and the Circus of Horrors.
By Charles Tanford
Benjamin Franklin used to be the 1st to file the phenomenon of oil's energy to nonetheless stricken waters and to take a position on why it occurred. A century later Lord Rayleigh played an analogous test. Irving Langmuir did it with minor adaptations in 1917, and received a Nobel Prize for it. Then Langmuir's paintings was once by means of a Dutch pediatrician's in 1925. p each one experimenter observed a bit extra within the outcome than his predecessor had obvious, and the sciences of physics, chemistry and biology have all been illuminated via the paintings. p Charles Tanford displays at the evolving nature of technology and of person scientists. Recounting ideas in every one trial, he follows the vintage scan from Franklin's drawing room to our present-day institutionalized medical institutions and speculates at the resulting adjustments in our method of clinical inquiry.