Metmen in Wartime: Meteorology in Canada 1939-1945
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Metmen in Wartime: Meteorology in Canada 1939-1945

Everybody's talking about the weather... Metmen in Wartime is a detailed account of the meteorological services in practice inada during World War II. Why were forecasts so crucial during the war? For anti-submarine warfare and convoy protection operations from bases along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. But Metmen is also a thorough examination of the men behind the forecasts: the nearly 400 science graduates who became "metmen" an...

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013 (Lentz's Performing Arts Obituaries)
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Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013

"A one-stop resource summarizing the deaths of all major individuals in the fields of television, film cartoons, theater music and popular literature throughout the world. Each obituary is well written and concise...a great resource...recommended"--Choice; "an absolute must...indispensible...recommended"--Examiner.com; "indispensable reference sources for obit information"--Classic Images; "a solid reference work that deserves inclus...

Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century
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Life on Display: Revolutionizing U.S. Museums of Science and Natural History in the Twentieth Century

"In lucid prose that's a real pleasure to read, Rader and Cain’s new book chronicles a revolution in modern American science education and culture. . . . Life on Display simultaneously develops an argument for a 'renegotiation of the relationship between display, research, and education in American museums of nature and science,' and opens up an archive of fascinating (and at times hilarious and moving) stories of members of the muse...

The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717
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The Indian Slave Trade

One of the best history books I've ever read.My absolute favorite. I've been reading it for decades. My ancestry is African, Irish and Southeastern Indian, specifically the areas covered in the work. For me this was a life changer that lead to a broader understand of my culture and Carolina. A treasure trove of new information from primary sources. So refreshing to hear it from this perspective. Thanks Alan!

Fichte, German Idealism, and Early Romanticism
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Fichte, German Idealism, and Early Romanticism

This volume of 23 previously unpublished essays explores the relationship between the philosophy of J.G. Fichte and that of other leading thinkers associated with German Idealism and the early Romantic movement. Several papers explore the broader question of Fichte's relationship and contribution to "German idealism" and "German romanticism" in general, while others offer comparative studies of the relationship between Fichte's writi...

The Byzantine Rite: A Short History
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The Byzantine Rite: A Short History

This is an excellent and well researched historical summary of the the Byzantine Liturgy - ie that of the Eastern Rite and most orthodox churches. The author's erudition shines in this tract. For those who live this liturgy weekly it is very helpful to know the rich history and origins of its modern form. This knowledge will aid in the appreciation of this gift which has been handed down to us Eastern Christians through the centuries...

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898

Writing a review is normally not too difficult, but words fail me in describing the majesty and scope of Gotham. Having grown up and lived in NYC from 1984 until 2002, I consider myself a New Yorker. And growing up, I used to always see this book at the front of the bookstores in the local history section, but its length and weight scared me. 1400 pages is a daunting amount of information. But NYC history stretches back to the early ...

The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s
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The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA

The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA explores the history of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, Los Angeles, part of the militant anti-AIDS movement of the 1980s and 1990s. ACT UP/LA battled government, medical, and institutional neglect of the AIDS epidemic, engaging in multi-targeted protest in Los Angeles and nationally. The book shows how appealing the direct action anti-AIDS activism was for people across the United States; as well...