Car Wars: The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car

The resurgence of the electrical vehicle in smooth existence is a story of adventurers, women and men who bucked the whole dominance of the fossil fueled vehicle to hunt anything purifier, easier and less expensive. Award-winning former Wall Sreet magazine reporter John Fialka records the early days of the electrical motor vehicle, from the M.I.T./Caltech race among prototypes in the summertime of 1968 to the 1987 victory of the Sunraycer within the world's first race that includes sunlight powered cars.

Thirty years later, the electrical has captured the mind's eye and pocketbooks of yankee shoppers. enterprises just like the U.S. division of strength and the kingdom of California, in addition to businesses from the old-guard of common vehicles and Toyota in addition to upstart younger avid gamers like Tesla vehicles and Elon Musk have embraced the once-extinct expertise. the electrical motor vehicle has gradually received traction within the U.S. and world wide. we're looking at the beginning of one trillion buck, world wide race to work out who will dominate one of many largest advertisement upheavals of the twenty first century.

Drawing from the decade of his 26-year occupation on the Wall highway Journal, the place he lined strength and environmental concerns, ClimateWire founder and insider John Fialka brings to existence this exciting and significant tale approximately American's rejection and moment obsession with the electrical car.

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Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West Versus the Rest Since Confederation

By Mary Janigan

The oil sands. international warming. The nationwide power application. although those appear like smooth Canadian matters, writer Mary Janigan finds them to be a legacy of longstanding nearby contention. whatever of a "Third Solitude" on account that getting into Confederation, the West has lengthy been overshadowed via Canada's different nice nationwide debate: yet because the clash over traditional assets and their impact on weather swap heats up, a hundred and fifty years of antipathy are coming to a head. Janigan takes readers again to a pivotal second in 1918, whilst Canada's western premiers descended on Ottawa made up our minds to manage their very own future--and as Margaret MacMillan did in Paris 1919, she deftly illustrates how the implications reverberate to today.

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The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

By Rian Thum

For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr―the mammoth barren region zone to the northwest of Tibet―have led an uneasy lifestyles less than chinese language rule. this day they name themselves Uyghurs, they usually have cultivated a feeling of background and id that demanding situations Beijing’s reliable nationwide narrative. Rian Thum argues that the roots of this heritage run deeper than contemporary conflicts, to a time while manuscripts and pilgrimage ruled understandings of the previous. past broadening our wisdom of tensions among the Uyghurs and the chinese language govt, this meditation at the very thought of historical past probes the bounds of human interplay with the past.

Uyghur old perform emerged from the circulate of books and other people throughout the Qing Dynasty, while crowds of pilgrims listened to background readings on the tombs of Islamic saints. through the years, amid lengthy trips and relocating rituals, at oasis markets and barren region shrines, usual readers tailored community-authored manuscripts to their very own wishes. within the technique they created a window right into a forgotten Islam, formed through the veneration of neighborhood saints.

Partly insulated from the remainder of the Islamic international, the Uyghurs developed a neighborhood background that's straight away specific and assimilates components of Semitic, Iranic, Turkic, and Indic traditions―the cultural imports of Silk highway tourists. via either ethnographic and old research, The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History bargains a brand new figuring out of Uyghur historic practices, detailing the awesome capacity through which this humans reckons with its previous and confronts its nationalist aspirations within the current day.

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Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes, the Kings, and Garibaldi's Rebels in the Struggle to Rule Modern Italy

By David I. Kertzer

Praise for David Kertzer and Prisoner of the Vatican:

"Kertzer once more proves himself a very compelling historian." -- André Aciman

"Prisoner of the Vatican reads like interesting fiction. And it has striking modern relevance." -- Alfred Uhry

"Kertzer’s cautious scholarship and lucid writing make the human personality of this non secular establishment rather clear." -- James Carroll

"Fascinating." -- leisure Weekly

"Lively . . . jam-packed with telling anecdotes and colourful descriptions of many of the characters all for the struggle." -- the US, the nationwide Catholic Weekly

"Riveting and fast moving . . . historical past writing at its best." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[A] rousing story . . . from a masterful, arguable scholar." -- Kirkus stories, starred review

"A chilling and well timed caution of what occurs whilst non secular energy turns into synonymous with political energy. if you happen to love Italy, when you love Rome, this booklet is key reading." -- John Guare

"As magically spellbinding because it is enlightening, replete with colourful characters and complicated foreign and ecclesiastical politics and intrigue. Kertzer is a countrywide treasure and his most modern e-book one other masterpiece." -- Kevin Madigan, affiliate professor, Harvard Divinity School

"This publication is a present to every body who welcomes the emergence of buried background, and a boon to somebody who has ever puzzled concerning the origins of the fantastic, tenuously unified position referred to as smooth Italy." -- Tracy Kidder

David Kertzer’s soaking up background provides an miraculous account of the start of recent Italy and the clandestine politics in the back of the Vatican’s final stand within the conflict among church and the newly created Italian nation. Drawing on a wealth of mystery records lengthy buried within the Vatican documents, Kertzer unearths a desirable tale of outrageous accusations, mutual denunciations, raucous demonstrations, and mystery dealings.

When Italy’s armies seized the Holy urban and claimed it for the Italian capital, Pope Pius IX, outraged, retreated to the Vatican and declared himself a prisoner, calling on overseas powers to strength the Italians out of Rome. The motion set in movement a long time of political intrigues that hinged on such interesting characters as Garibaldi, King Viktor Emmanuel, Napoleon III, and Chancellor Bismarck. nobody who reads this eye-opening ebook will ever examine Italy, or the Vatican, in rather an identical method again.

"A gripping account of this little-known story." -- Washington Post

“A suspenseful or even alluring learn . . . Kertzer illuminates considered one of history’s darker corners.” -- windfall Journal

"Extraordinary . . . Kertzer describes intrigue, spying, disinformation, and public family members campaigns invaluable of any modern undercover agent novel." -- Seattle Times

David I. Kertzer is writer of a number of illuminating works of historical past, together with The Popes opposed to the Jews and the abduction of Edgardo Mortara, a countrywide booklet Award finalist. A professor of anthropology and Italian reports at Brown collage, he lives in windfall, Rhode Island.

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The First French Reformation: Church Reform and the Origins of the Old Regime

By Tyler Lange

The political tradition of absolute monarchy that dependent French society into the eighteenth century is usually believed to have emerged past due within the 16th century. This new interpretation of the origins of French absolutism, in spite of the fact that, connects the fifteenth-century conciliar reform flow within the Catholic Church to the perform of absolutism through demonstrating that the monarchy appropriated political versions derived from canon legislations. Tyler Lange unearths how the reform of the Church provided a vital purpose and pretext for a definitive shift within the perform and belief of monarchy, and explains how this primary French Reformation enabled Francis I and next monarchs to exploit the Gallican Church as an invaluable deposit of money and judicial energy. In so doing, the publication identifies the theoretical origins of later absolutism and the structural purposes for the failure of French Protestantism.

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Claim of Privilege: A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets

By Barry Siegel

On October 6, 1948, a U.S. Air strength B-29 Superfortress crashed quickly after takeoff, killing 3 civilian engineers and 6 group contributors. In June 1949, the engineers' widows filed go well with opposed to the govt, decided to determine what precisely had occurred to their husbands and why the 3 civilians were on board the aircraft within the first position. however it was once the sunrise of the chilly conflict and the Air strength refused handy over any files, claiming they contained categorized details. The felony conflict eventually reached the splendid court docket, which in 1953 passed down a landmark selection that may, in later years, permit the govt. to hide gross negligence and misconduct, block challenging litigation, and detain legal suspects with out due-process protections.

Claim of Privilege is a captivating precise account of a shameful incident and its lasting impression on our nation—the gripping tale of a brave struggle to correct a previous unsuitable and a strong indictment of governmental abuse within the identify of nationwide security.

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Brill's Companion to Ancient Macedon: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Macedon, 650 BC–300 AD

By Robin Lane Fox

Long ago 35 years our archaeological and epigraphic proof for the background and tradition of old Macedon has been remodeled. This e-book brings jointly the prime Greek archaeologists and historians of the world in a big collaborative survey of the unearths and their interpretation, a lot of them unpublished outdoors Greece. the hot, immensely major excavations of the palace of King Philip II are released right here for the 1st time. significant new chapters at the Macedonians' Greek language, civic lifestyles, fourth and 3rd century BC kings and court docket accompany expert surveys of the region's paintings and coinage and the royal palace centres of Pella and Vergina, awarded right here with a lot new facts. This booklet is the basic better half to Macedon, choked with new details and bibliography which no pupil of the Greek global can now have enough money to overlook.

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The Party of Order: The Conservatives, the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831-1871

This learn analyzes Brazil's monarchy, which tailored eu rules and practices to a creole plantation society that was once characteristically in response to African slavery. It focuses upon the Conservatives, who represented the sugar and occasional elites in reconstructing the recent nation's nation as a robust, consultant, constitutional monarchy in afflicted instances. After the monarch himself assumed strength, even if, his perspectives undercut parliamentary and get together executive, which have been additionally sapped by means of neighborhood adjustments and the strain for nation patronage. more and more, the emperor and his cupboards used country patronage and nation authority to dominate politics. whilst the emperor determined upon gradualist abolition, Conservatives have been not able to defeat it, regardless of its unconstitutional starting place and imposition and its hazard to the society and economic system they represented. The legacy of an authoritarian, centralized political tradition survived; that of a consultant, constitutional regime didn't. This ebook dramatically revises notions of the monarchy when it comes to the social and ideological origins and nature of the Brazilian nation, the position of the monarch, and the variety and complexity of elite politics within the era.

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The Life of Greece (The Story of Civilization, Vol. 2)

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[Read via Stefan Rudnicki]

[The lifetime of Greece is quantity 2 -- of the 11 quantity 'The tale of Civilization' Series]

the second one quantity of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning sequence, The lifetime of Greece: the tale of Civilization, quantity 2 chronicles the background of old Greek civilization.

right here Durant tells the total tale of Greece, from the times of Crete's giant Aegean empire to the ultimate extirpation of the final remnants of Greek liberty, beaten below the heel of an implacably forward-marching Rome. The dry trivialities of battles and sieges, of tortuous statecraft of tyrant and king, get the minor emphasis in what's preeminently a bright game of Greek tradition, dropped at the reader in the course of the medium of supple, full of life prose.

In this masterful paintings, readers will research about:
*the siege of Troy
*the nice city-states of Athens and Sparta
*the heroes of Homer's epics
*the gods and lesser deities of Mount Olympus
*the teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
*the loss of life of Alexander the nice

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Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday

By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

Track the proof with Jack and Annie!
 
whilst Jack and Annie received again from their event in Magic Tree apartment #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had plenty of questions. What was once it prefer to sail at the Mayflower? Why did the Pilgrims decide upon Plymouth? How did they live to tell the tale of their new domestic? What did they really eat on the first Thanksgiving? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie song the facts.

Filled with up to date details, images, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree apartment truth Trackers are definitely the right approach for children to determine extra in regards to the subject matters they found of their favourite Magic Tree condominium adventures. And academics can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree condo fiction partners to fulfill universal middle textual content pairing needs.

Have extra enjoyable with Jack and Annie at the Magic Tree apartment web site at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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