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Witness to the Revolution

Witness to the Revolution Book
Author : Clara Bingham
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-05-31
ISBN : 0679644741
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolution NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH As the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. It was the year of the My Lai massacre investigation, the Cambodia invasion, Woodstock, and the Moratorium to End the War. The American death toll in Vietnam was approaching fifty thousand, and the ascendant counterculture was challenging nearly every aspect of American society. Witness to the Revolution, Clara Bingham’s unique oral history of that tumultuous time, unveils anew that moment when America careened to the brink of a civil war at home, as it fought a long, futile war abroad. Woven together from one hundred original interviews, Witness to the Revolution provides a firsthand narrative of that period of upheaval in the words of those closest to the action—the activists, organizers, radicals, and resisters who manned the barricades of what Students for a Democratic Society leader Tom Hayden called “the Great Refusal.” We meet Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn of the Weather Underground; Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department employee who released the Pentagon Papers; feminist theorist Robin Morgan; actor and activist Jane Fonda; and many others whose powerful personal stories capture the essence of an era. We witness how the killing of four students at Kent State turned a straitlaced social worker into a hippie, how the civil rights movement gave birth to the women’s movement, and how opposition to the war in Vietnam turned college students into prisoners, veterans into peace marchers, and intellectuals into bombers. With lessons that can be applied to our time, Witness to the Revolution is more than just a record of the death throes of the Age of Aquarius. Today, when America is once again enmeshed in racial turmoil, extended wars overseas, and distrust of the government, the insights contained in this book are more relevant than ever. Praise for Witness to the Revolution “Especially for younger generations who didn’t live through it, Witness to the Revolution is a valuable and entertaining primer on a moment in American history the likes of which we may never see again.”—Bryan Burrough, The Wall Street Journal “A rich tapestry of a volatile period in American history.”—Time “A gripping oral history of the centrifugal social forces tearing America apart at the end of the ’60s . . . This is rousing reportage from the front lines of US history.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The familiar voices and the unfamiliar ones are woven together with documents to make this a surprisingly powerful and moving book.”—New York Times Book Review “[An] Enthralling and brilliant chronology of the period between August 1969 and September 1970.”—Buffalo News “[Bingham] captures the essence of these fourteen months through the words of movement organizers, vets, students, draft resisters, journalists, musicians, government agents, writers, and others. . . . This oral history will enable readers to see that era in a new light and with fresh sympathy for the motivations of those involved. While Bingham’s is one of many retrospective looks at that period, it is one of the most immediate and personal.”—Booklist

Witness to the Revolution

Witness to the Revolution Book
Author : Bette W. Oliver
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2020-12-04
ISBN : 1793618542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the least likely survivors of the Jacobin purge of the National Convention in early 1793 was Jean-Baptiste Louvet, the author of the popular eighteenth-century romance Les Amours du Chevalier de Faublas. Had it not been for the upheaval caused by the revolution in 1789, Louvet undoubtedly would have continued to build his promising literary career. Few of his readers could have imagined that this frail, young man would be elected as a deputy in the national assembly, where he dared to oppose powerful Jacobin leaders like Robespierre. His limited formal education and background as a bookstore clerk set Louvet apart among his legally trained friends in the Brissotin/Girondin faction; yet his intelligence, courage, and loyalty led them to appreciate his skills and friendship. Louvet would be the only one among the group to survive the proscription of the Girondins and life as a fugitive. He returned to Paris following the Jacobins’ downfall in July 1794, to serve again in the National Convention and then in the newly elected government of the Directory.

Witness to the German Revolution

Witness to the German Revolution Book
Author : Victor Serge
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Release : 2011-07-26
ISBN : 1608461726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dispatches from a workers’ revolt by the Memoirs of a Revolutionary author, “one of the most compelling of twentieth-century ethical and literary heroes” (Susan Sontag, winner of the National Book Award). Following in the wake of the carnage reaped across Europe by World War I, German workers undertook a struggle that would prove decisive in determining the course of the entire twentieth century. In 1923, the fledgling Comintern (The Communist International) dispatched Victor Serge, with his peerless journalistic skills, to Berlin to expedite the German Revolution and write these moving reports from the battlefront. Praise for Victor Serge “He was an eyewitness of events of world historical importance, of great hope and even greater tragedy. His political recollections are very important, because they reflect so well the mood of this lost generation . . . His articles and books speak for themselves, and we would be poorer without them.” —Partisan Review “I know of no other writer with whom Serge can be very usefully compared. The essence of the man and his books is to be found in his attitude to the truth.” —John Berger, Booker Prize–winning author “The novels, poems, memoirs and other writings of Victor Serge are among the finest works of literature inspired by the October Revolution that brought the working class to power in Russia in 1917 . . . His articles—like the work of John Reed, his American friend—let us follow revolutionary events as they unfold, as seen through the eyes of an exceptionally alert journalist.” —Scott McLemee, writer of the weekly “Intellectual Affairs” column for Inside Higher Ed

Witness to the Revolution

Witness to the Revolution Book
Author : Peter Burley
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780297795469
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Ancien R gime and the French Revolution

The Ancien R  gime and the French Revolution Book
Author : James B. Collins
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Les prmières lignes de la préface indiquent : "The historian writing about the French Revolution in 2001 faces an odd situation, because the long struggle of the Classicists and Revisionists has died down, in part because there are so few Classical historians of the French Revolution still active. That truce is puzzling in some ways, because the Revisionists, although they drove the Classicists from the field, never succeeded in creating a synthesis of their own. Now the old quarrel has moved to the wings; the new historiography of the French Revolution, both in the Francophone and Anglophone worlds, has shifted into cultural evolution. [This book] offers a synthesis of the events, but one that integrates material from these different historiographical schools with a careful look at many of the original documents."

The French Revolution as Blasphemy

The French Revolution as Blasphemy Book
Author : William L. Pressly,Johann Zoffany
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1999-04
ISBN : 9780520211964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a book about two paintings that were meant to turn the English against the French Revolution by showing its worst excesses--a world in which religious piety and racial, class, and gender hierarchies are turned upside down.

Witness to a Revolution

Witness to a Revolution Book
Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781690388289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Briefe engl

Briefe  engl Book
Author : Edward Thornton Heald,James B. Gidney
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams Book
Author : Natalie S. Bober
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 9781439115497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abigail Adams was an extraordinary woman who witnessed the gathering storm of the American Revolution and saw the battle of Bunker Hill from a hilltop near her home. Through her letters to friends and family, Abigail Adams lives in history--and now in this award-winning biography by Natalie Bober. Black & white illustrations .

1650 1850

1650 1850 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Witness to a Revolution

Witness to a Revolution Book
Author : Stephanie McPherson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781531188771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Witness to Revolution

Witness to Revolution Book
Author : Joshua Butler Wright,William Thomas Allison
Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of the counselor to the American Embassy in Petrograd, a remarkable account of revolutionary Russia and American activities during this chaotic time.

Witness To A Revolution

Witness To A Revolution Book
Author : Suzanne Alexander
Publisher : Signatures Books Pub
Release : 2004-02
ISBN : 9780974851013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Witness To A Revolution" contains eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War compiled from original self-published journals, narratives and letters of soldiers and sailors who served during the war. It also contains Revolutionary War poetry, a discussion of the American navy at the time of the war, and descriptions of little known records and incidents.

Compelled to Witness

Compelled to Witness Book
Author : Marilyn Yalom
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-04-28
ISBN : 9780986058226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Marie Antoinette during her final days in prison to Charlotte Robespierre, women on both sides of the revolution were bound together by a common nightmare. Join Stanford professor Marilyn Yalom, as she uncovers first-person accounts of dozens of remarkable women memoirists of all ages and backgrounds, all victims of the French Revolution.

Investigation of Mexican Affairs

Investigation of Mexican Affairs Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1919
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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China Witness

China Witness Book
Author : Xinran
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-01-26
ISBN : 140908843X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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China Witness is the personal testimony of a generation whose stories have not yet been told. Here the grandparents and great-grandparents of today sum up in their own words - for the first and perhaps the last time - the vast changes that have overtaken China's people over a century. The book is at once a journey by the author through time and place, and a memorial to those who have lived through war and civil war, persecution, invasion, revolution, famine, modernization, Westernization - and have survived into the 21st century. We meet everyday heroes, now in their seventies, eighties and nineties, from across this vast country - a herb woman at a market, retired teachers, a legendary 'double-gun woman', Red Guards, oil pioneers, an acrobat, a female general, a lantern maker, taxi drivers, and more- those whose voices, as Xinran says, 'will help our future understand our past'.

Sketch of the Late Revolution at Napels By an Eye witness

Sketch of the Late Revolution at Napels  By an Eye witness Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1820
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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White Terror

White Terror Book
Author : Jamie Bisher
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780714656908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book details the frenzied rise and fall of a handful of Cossack junior officers led by Captain Grigori Semionov, who established themselves as warlords in Siberia during Russia's violent revolutionary upheaval of 1918-1921.

The Grenada Revolution

The Grenada Revolution Book
Author : Wendy C. Grenade
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2015-01-28
ISBN : 1626743452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Grenada experienced much turmoil in the 1970s and 1980s, culminating in an armed Marxist revolution, a bloody military coup, and finally in 1983 Operation Urgent Fury, a United States–led invasion. Wendy C. Grenade combines various perspectives to tell a Caribbean story about this revolution, weaving together historical accounts of slain Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, the New Jewel Leftist Movement, and contemporary analysis. There is much controversy. Though the Organization of American States formally requested intervention from President Ronald Reagan, world media coverage was largely negative and skeptical, if not baffled, by the action, which resulted in a rapid defeat and the deposition of the Revolutionary Military Council. By examining the possibilities and contradictions of the Grenada Revolution, the contributors draw upon thirty years’ of hindsight to illuminate a crucial period of the Cold War. Beyond geopolitics, the book interrogates but transcends the nuances and peculiarities of Grenada’s political history to situate this revolution in its larger Caribbean and global context. In doing so, contributors seek to unsettle old debates while providing fresh understandings about a critical period in the Caribbean’s postcolonial experience. This collection throws into sharp focus the centrality of the Grenada Revolution, offering a timely contribution to Caribbean scholarship and to wider understanding of politics in small developing, postcolonial societies.

The Irish Revolution

The Irish Revolution Book
Author : Patrick Mannion,Fearghal McGarry
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2022-05-31
ISBN : 1479808911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How the Irish Revolution was shaped by international actors and events The Irish War of Independence is often understood as the culmination of centuries of political unrest between Ireland and the English. However, the conflict also has a vitally important yet vastly understudied international dimension. The Irish Revolution: A Global History reassesses the conflict as an inherently transnational event, examining how circumstances and individuals abroad shaped the course Ireland’s struggle for independence. Bringing together leading international scholars of modern Ireland, its diaspora, and the British Empire, this volume discusses the Irish revolution in a truly global sense. The text situates the conflict in the wider context of the international flourishing of anti-colonial movements following World War I. Despite the differences between these movements, their proponents communicated extensively with each other, learning from and engaging with other revolutionaries in anti-imperial metropoles such as Paris, London, and New York. The contributors to this volume argue that Irish nationalists at home and abroad were intimately involved in this exchange, from mobilizing Ireland’s vast diaspora in support of Irish independence to engaging directly with radical causes elsewhere. The Irish Revolution is a vital work for all those interested in Irish history, providing a new understanding of Ireland’s place in the evolving postwar world.