Children of Achilles The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy

History / Military

Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy by John Freely
Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies, 1919-1939 (Black Critique) by Margaret Stevens
Playing with Nature: History and Politics of Environment in North-East India by Sajal Nag
Late Cold War Literature and Culture: The Nuclear 1980s by Daniel Cordle
Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859 by Natale A. Zappia

Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy by John Freely

2010 | ISBN: 184511941X | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 8 MB

The once magnificent, now ruined, cities that cluster along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey are reminders of a civilization that produced the first Hellenic enlightenment, giving birth to Homer, Herodotus, and the first philosophers of nature. John Freely brings this magnificent civilization to life as he recounts the epic tragedy of the Greeks in Anatolia, starting with the Trojan War and culminating with the period after the Turkish War of Independence. For history buffs, travelers, and anyone interested in Greek culture, Freely’s firsthand experience of this culture and region coupled with his passion for storytelling are a winning combination

Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies, 1919-1939 (Black Critique) by Margaret Stevens

2017 | ISBN: 0745337260, 0745337279 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 19 MB

Too often grouped together, the black radicalism movement has a history wholly separate from the international communist movement of the early twentieth century. In Red International and Black Caribbean Margaret Stevens sets out to correct this enduring misconception. Focusing on the period 1919-39, Stevens explores the political roots of a dozen Communist organizations and parties that were headquartered in New York City, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She describes the inner workings of the Red International—the revolutionary global political network established under the Communist International—in relation to struggles against racial and colonial oppression. In doing so, she also highlights how the significant victories and setbacks of black people fighting against racial oppression developed within the context of the global Communist movement.
Challenging dominant accounts, Red International and Black Caribbean debunks the “great men” narrative, emphasizes the role of women in their capacity as laborers, and paints the true struggles of black peasants and workers in Communist parties.

Playing with Nature: History and Politics of Environment in North-East India by Sajal Nag

2017 | ISBN: 1138280631 | English | 364 pages | PDF | 10 MB

North East India is called nature’s gift to India. It is mountainous, thickly forested, nourished by massive rainfall, has massive rivers, has a diverse wildlife, inhabited a number of forest dwellers called tribes who cherished environmentalist ethos. The region has been experiencing environmental depletion which was a result of colonial policies, exploitation of its ecological and mineral resources, large scale trans-border immigration and settlement of people, establishment of the plantation industry through deforestation and the dependence of the dairy industry on grazing and other factors. This books depicts the precariousness of the environmental situation and traces the history and politics of such degeneration with a view to raise the consciousness of the people of the region towards their environment and save it from further aggravation.

Late Cold War Literature and Culture: The Nuclear 1980s by Daniel Cordle

English | 10 Mar. 2017 | ISBN: 1137513071 | 244 Pages | PDF | 3.48 MB

This book analyses the 1980s as a nuclear decade, focusing on British and United States fiction. Ranging across genres including literary fiction, science fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, graphic novels, children’s and young adult literature, thrillers and horror, it shows how pressing nuclear issues were, particularly the possibility of nuclear war, and how deeply they penetrated the culture. It is innovative for its discussion of a “nuclear transatlantic,” placing British and American texts in dialogue with one another, for its identification of a vibrant young adult fiction that resonates with more conventionally studied literatures of the period and for its analysis of a “politics of vulnerability” animating nuclear debates. Placing nuclear literature in social and historical contexts, it shows how novels and short stories responded not only to nuclear fears, but also crystallised contemporary debates about issues of gender, the environment, society and the economy.

Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859 by Natale A. Zappia

English | 30 Aug. 2014 | ISBN: 1469615843 | 256 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The Colorado River region looms large in the history of the American West, vitally important in the designs and dreams of Euro-Americans since the first Spanish journey up the river in the sixteenth century.