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Stunning artwork depicts the lives and daredevil raids of famous
This book examines the transformation of the discourse and praxis of peace, from its early beginnings in the literature on war and power, to the development of intellectual and theoretical discourses of peace. This is contrasted with the development of practical approaches to peace, including international and civil society organizations focusing on disarmament and later on humanitarian issues. Oliver Richmond examines the intellectual and policy evolution that has led to the transformation of peace into humanitarian intervention, and intervention for governance purposes.
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Profiles John Paul Jones, who served during the Revolutionary War and is credited with founding the United States Navy.
Brother Against Brother
During the years 1861-1865, America was a nation torn apart by war. From terrible land combat to fierce battles at sea; from mothers losing sons to brothers fighting brothers--this was a conflict that profoundly affected all that it touched...and changed our nation forever.
From the archives of the Library of Congress, often called "the Storehouse of the national memory," here are over one hundred vintage posters, paintings, and photographs that bring the events of the Civil War vividly to life. Witness the scenes and encounters the words of those caught up in a nations at war with itself.
Then solve the mystery using codes hidden in the book and the spycraft materials provided in an envelope inside. Your mission: Find Victor Dowd's missing sketchbook. And discover one of the most unusual stories of World War II. Meet the 603rd Camouflage Engineers, better known as the Ghost Army. This group of artists and sound engineers were trained to deceive the Germans in World War II with everything from fake tanks to loudspeakers broadcasting the sound of marching troops. And meet Victor Dowd, a real-life sergeant who with his fellow Ghost Army troops fought his way from Normandy, through France, and eventually across the Rhine. Second in the Spy on History series, it's a compelling story of a little-known chapter from the war - and a mystery to solve. Using spycraft materials included in a sealed envelope, readers will discover and unravel the clues embedded in the book's text and illustrations, and uncover the mystery of Victor Dowd's missing sketchbook.
Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed to order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history. Take a chronological look at a whole host of ancient warriors. From the earliest civilisations of ancient Sumer, to the seafaring exploits of the Vikings, blast around the world visiting the fighting pharaohs, the fearless Spartans, the ruthless Romans and their love of Gladiators entertaining them in staged battles, the bloodthirsty Mayans and more. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be a legionnaire, a wild celtic warrior or even be as successful a leader as Alexander the Great! Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.
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