Ancient Epic

Author: Katherine Callen King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255348
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Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics – Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica. Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical context Includes a detailed timeline, suggestions for further readings, and an appendix of the Olympian gods and their Akkadian counterparts

Advanced Research On Mechanical Engineering Industry And Manufacturing Engineering

Author: Helen Zhang
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
ISBN: 3038135313
Size: 70.99 MB
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). In this collection of peer-reviewed papers are to be found many original ideas and new angles on all aspects of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. The work is divided into: Chapter 1: Mechanical Engineering, Design and Materials Science, Chapter 2: Materials Engineering, Industry and Manufacturing Engineering, Chapter 3: Intelligent Materials, Information Engineering and Energy Engineering, Chapter 4: Design Science, Materials and Mechanical Manufacturing Technology. A comprehensive and very current guide to the subject matter.

Elite White Men Ruling

Author: Joe R. Feagin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131727654X
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This book examines the “who, what, when, where, and how” of elite-white-male dominance in U.S. and global society. In spite of their domination in the United States and globally that we document herein, elite white men have seldom been called out and analyzed as such. They have received little to no explicit attention with regard to systemic racism issues, as well as associated classism and sexism issues. Almost all public and scholarly discussions of U.S. racism fail to explicitly foreground elite white men or to focus specifically on how their interlocking racial, class, and gender statuses affect their globally powerful decisionmaking. Some of the power positions of these elite white men might seem obvious, but they are rarely analyzed for their extraordinary significance. While the principal focus of this book is on neglected research and policy questions about the elite-white-male role and dominance in the system of racial oppression in the United States and globally, because of their positioning at the top of several societal hierarchies the authors periodically address their role and dominance in other oppressive (e.g., class, gender) hierarchies.

History Of The Super Nintendo Snes

Author: Brian C Byrne
Publisher: Console Gamer Magazine
ISBN:
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The complete 'History of The Super Nintendo', dives head first behind the scenes and shows you how the console was conceived, the difficulties Nintendo faced as well as showcasing a complete list of hardware and software launched for the console. From development kits and prototypes, to the rarest games and software, this truly is a 'must have' in the collection of any retro gaming enthusiast. Learn the development stories behind classic retro video games such as 'Super Mario World', 'Star Fox', and the 'Donkey Kong' video game series and other exclusive hit titles. Join the author as he counts down his top 100 games for the system and rates all the best titles. This is the unofficial 'History of the Super Nintendo', for the gamers. - Introduction from the author. - Learn the development stories from top titles. - Beautifully designed book with 100's of images. - Complete hardware section. - Top 100 SNES games of all time. - Super Nintendo Classic/Mini feature. - 48 pages of content. This is the second book in the Console Gamer Magazine series. Also available: ' History of The Nintendo 64' Author: Brian C Byrne Language: English Only. Series: Console Gamer Magazine. Format: Digital & Print Website: http://www.consolegamermagazine.com

Soldier S Guide

Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602391645
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An essential resource that clarifies the duties and responsibilities of every member of the U.S. Army.

Stalingrad

Author: Rupert Matthews
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1784040991
Size: 63.35 MB
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This is the new Popular Reference edition of the fully-illustrated eBook, ISBN: 9781782122586. The bitter Battle of Stalingrad on the Eastern Front was the turning point of World War II. The relentless and unstoppable German advances that had seen the panzers sweep hundreds of miles into Russia was finally brought to a halt. The elite German 6th Army was first fought to a standstill, then surrounded and forced to surrender. Over 1.5 million people lost their lives during the six months of fighting, many of them civilians caught up in the campaign. For the first time in the war, the German army had been defeated on the field of battle. Before Stalingrad the Russians never won; after Stalingrad they could not lose. This book looks at the titanic struggle that ended in the total destruction of the second city of the Soviet Union, the greatest battle the world has ever seen.

Courage Has No Color The True Story Of The Triple Nickles

Author: Tanya Lee Stone
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763664057
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They became America’s first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone reveals the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II. World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men are segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men serve as guards at The Parachute School, while the white soldiers prepare to be paratroopers. Morris knows that for his men to be treated like soldiers, they have to train and act like them, but would the military elite and politicians recognize the potential of these men as well as their passion for serving their country? Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought in a little-known attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of Morris, “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.” From Courage Has No Color What did it take to be a paratrooper in World War II? Specialized training, extreme physical fitness, courage, and — until the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (the Triple Nickles) was formed — white skin. It is 1943. Americans are overseas fighting World War II to help keep the world safe from Adolf Hitler’s tyranny, safe from injustice, safe from discrimination. Yet right here at home, people with white skin have rights that people with black skin do not. What is courage? What is strength? Perhaps it is being ready to fight for your nation even when your nation isn’t ready to fight for you. Front matter includes a foreword by Ashley Bryan. Back matter includes an author’s note, an appendix, a time line, source notes, and a bibliography.

Wet Wild

Author: Sandra Hill
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062343866
Size: 35.74 MB
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What do you get when you cross a Viking with a Navy SEAL? A warrior with fierce instincts of the past and the rigorous training of America’s most elite fighting corps . . . A totally buff hero-in-the-making who hasn’t had a woman in roughly a thousand years . . . A wise guy with a time-warped sense of humor drilling with the boys . . . A dyed-in-the-wool romantic with a hopeless crush on his seriously hot, hands-off superior officer . . . You get every woman’s dream-man come true! And even though his adjustment to the modern rules of love may be a bit . . . rough, the outcome will most definitely be . . . Wet & Wild

Western Civilization Volume Ii Since 1500

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285981367
Size: 68.67 MB
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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.