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The Last Of The President's Men - 2841714610

52,99 zł

The Last Of The President's Men

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This Is A Stunning Story Of The Mysterious And Under-appreciated Relationship Between President Nixon And One Of His Closest Aids.


Last of the President's Men - 2845523926

129,10 zł

Last of the President's Men Simon & Schuster

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This is a stunning story of the mysterious and under-appreciated relationship between President Nixon and one of his closest aids.


Temperówka kum z pojemnikiem fluorescencyjna 210K Fish - 2846487509

3,10 zł

Temperówka kum z pojemnikiem fluorescencyjna 210K Fish

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Nazwa - Temperówka kum z pojemnikiem fluorescencyjna 210K Fish Wydawca - KUM Kod ISBN - 4064900016314 Kod EAN - 4064900016314 Podatek VAT - 23%


Through the Perilous Fight - 2826807316

77,62 zł

Through the Perilous Fight Casemate

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In a rousing account of one of the critical turning points in American history, Through the Perilous Fight tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem. In the summer of 1814, the United States of America teetered on the brink of disaster. The war it had declared against Great Britain two years earlier appeared headed toward inglorious American defeat. The young nation's most implacable nemesis, the ruthless British Admiral George Cockburn, launched an invasion of Washington in a daring attempt to decapitate the government and crush the American spirit. The British succeeded spectacularly, burning down most of the city's landmarks-including the White House and the Capitol-and driving President James Madison from the area. As looters ransacked federal buildings and panic gripped the citizens of Washington, beleaguered American forces were forced to regroup for a last-ditch defense of Baltimore. The outcome of that "perilous fight" would help change the outcome of the war-and with it, the fate of the fledgling American republic. In a fast-paced, character-driven narrative, Steve Vogel tells the story of this titanic struggle from the perspective of both sides. Like an epic novel, Through the Perilous Fight abounds with heroes, villains, and astounding feats of derring-do. The vindictive Cockburn emerges from these pages as a pioneer in the art of total warfare, ordering his men to "knock down, burn, and destroy" everything in their path. While President Madison dithers on how to protect the capital, Secretary of State James Monroe personally organizes the American defenses, with disastrous results. Meanwhile, a prominent Washington lawyer named Francis Scott Key embarks on a mission of mercy to negotiate the release of an American prisoner. His journey will place him with the British fleet during the climactic Battle for Baltimore, and culminate in the creation of one of the most enduring compositions in the annals of patriotic song: "The Star-Spangled Banner." Like Pearl Harbor or 9/11, the burning of Washington was a devastating national tragedy that ultimately united America and renewed its sense of purpose. Through the Perilous Fight combines bravura storytelling with brilliantly rendered character sketches to recreate the thrilling six-week period when Americans rallied from the ashes to overcome their oldest adversary-and win themselves a new birth of freedom.


American Presidency - 2835032609

127,83 zł


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In what he terms an impressionistic rendering of the main dimensions of presidential office, Clinton Rossiter studies the powers and limitations of the presidency with especial concern for the modern presidency and its methods of functioning. He reviews roles vested in the president by the Constitution and those that have evolved upon him since, some helpful and some conflicting; considers the charges against the office (the problems raised by the relation of president to Congress, the lack of continuous responsibility for each act as in the British setup, the combination of power and independence seen by some as a matrix for dictatorship), and the limiting factors, foremost being Congress, which might be observed for similar uses of power. The author turns his hand to dealing in greatness of presidents as he sets forth the history of the office by outstanding incumbents from Washington, who assured its being by his dignity and adherence to the Constitution (and by the conception of a presidency on his merits) to Eisenhower - with close inspection of the last three holders of office (at this reading the Eisenhower section presupposes he will not run again). Stimulating commentary particularly in view of judgments on men, this concerns itself more with the functions of office and incumbents than The Presidency Today by Corwin and Koenig (see review, p. 144 February 15, 1956 Bulletin) and while covering much of the same ground, is less outstanding than the latter in clarity of historical conception and handling of certain elements such as the election and succession of the president. (Kirkus Reviews)


A World Transformed - 2834682803

100,11 zł

A World Transformed Vintage Books

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"The most important book yet written about the end of the Cold War." -"The New York Tmes Book Review "Among the finest expositions of modern American foreign policy. . . . An excellent book." -Eugene V. Rostow, "The Wall Street Journal It was a pivotal administration in the history of American foreign policy--for during George Bush's presidency a series of international events took place that had a profound impact on the course of America and on the future of world diplomacy. In A World Transformed, Mr. Bush and his national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, provide a fascinating account of a president and an administration faced with unprecedented obstacles and unrivaled opportunities as they forged a foreign policy at the end of the Cold War. Solidarity comes to power in Poland. East and West Germans dance on the wall that separated them for half a century. And on Christmas Day, 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag descends from the Kremlin for the last time. It is also a candid analysis of a new chapter in foreign affairs, when the United States led an international alliance to confront the threat presented by Saddam Hussein and presented a dynamic response to the Tiananmen crisis. Balanced and intelligent, A World Transformed offers a landmark treatise on American foreign policy and international diplomacy from two of its principal architects. "Reveals not only a wealth of detail about the main lines of foreign policy at the highest level during a most portentous period of our history, but also of the truly admirable characters of the men who made it." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer "In a strong new book, the ex-president recalls dangerous days.. . . It should leave little doubt how lucky we were that we had such a seasoned hand on the tiller at a time when foreign policy really counted." -Michael R. Beschloss, "Newsweek


Essential Challenges of Strategic Management - 2845911066

394,11 zł

Essential Challenges of Strategic Management Wiley

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Praise for Essential Challenges of Strategic Management "Bill Rouse provides helpful insight to make any business, and in particular any high- tech business, perform better."(Dennis A. Roberson, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Motorola) "A well-organized, easy-to-understand bible for all strategic managers and leaders."(Dr. Stanley G. Rosen, Director of Strategic Planning Boeing Satellite Systems) "A must-read for managers seeking clarity and focus as they lead organizations through chaotic times."(William C. Kessler, Vice President for Enterprise Productivity Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company) From TQM to business process reengineering to knowledge management, the last several decades have witnessed the rise and fall of many a management panacea. As a consequence, a general feeling is now brewing among disillusioned managers worldwide that perhaps the time has come to abandon the impractical quest for an all-encompassing solution to management problems and get back to basics. Essential Challenges of Strategic Management takes a major step towards realizing that goal. Drawing upon the experiences of literally thousands of executives and senior managers working in all industry sectors, as well as government and nonprofit organizations, this book zeros in on the fundamental challenges faced by every senior manager, regardless of the business he or she is in, and describes a range of approaches to those challenges developed by women and men working at many of today's leading organizations. Designed as a ready source of inspiration and ideas for busy executives and senior managers, Essential Challenges of Strategic Management consists of concise, independent chapters, each dedicated to a different strategic challenge. Throughout, celebrated entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, author and educator, William Rouse uses fascinating and instructive case studies and vignettes to illustrate the best practices in strategic management and vividly describes various approaches, tools, and techniques. Additionally, he provides clear-cut guidelines for selecting and implementing the solutions most likely to succeed in a given situation.


Final Days - 2826742228

77,30 zł


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THE FINAL DAYS is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his family, his staff, and many members of Congress strained desperately to prevent his inevitable resignation. This brilliant book reveals the ordeal of Nixon's fall from office -- one of the gravest crises in American presidential history. Both devastating character study and essential insight into the workings of a corrupted White House, THE FINAL DAYS is an essential companion volume to the authors' classic ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN.


Flyboys: A True Story of Courage - 2845102080

187,07 zł

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage LITTLE BROWN & CO INC

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FLYBOYS is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The reality of what happened to the eight prisoners has remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth. Not even the families of the airmen were informed what had happened to their sons. It has remained a mystery--until now. Critics called James Bradley's last book "the best book on battle ever written." FLYBOYS is even better: more ambitious, more powerful, and more moving. On the island of Chichi Jima those young men would face the ultimate test. Their story--a tale of courage and daring, of war and of death, of men and of hope--will make you proud, and it will break your heart.


Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman - 2846350564

70,17 zł

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman Crown Pub

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Women make up almost half of today's labor force, but in corporate America they don't share half of the power. Only four of the "Fortune 500 company CEOs are women, and it's only been in the last few years that even half of the "Fortune 500 companies have more than one female officer. A major reason for this? Most women were never taught how to play the game of business. Throughout her career in the supercompetitive, male-dominated media industry, Gail Evans, one of the country's most powerful executives, has met innumerable women who tell her that they feel lost in the workplace, almost as if they were playing a game without knowing the directions. She tells them that's exactly the case: Business is indeed a game, and like any game, there are rules to playing well. For the most part, Gail has discovered, women don't know them. Men know these rules because they wrote them, but women often feel shut out of the process because they don't know when to speak up, when to ask for responsibility, what to say at an interview, and a lot of other key moves that can make or break a career. Now, in her book Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, Gail Evans reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the game of business to their advantage. Sharing with humor and candor her years of lessons from corporate life, Gail Evans gives readers practical tools for making the right decisions at work. Among the rules you will learn are: - How to Keep Score at Work- When to Take a Risk- How to Deal with the Imposter Syndrome- Ten Vocabulary Words That Mean Different Things toMen and Women- Why Men Can be Ugly, and You Can't- When to Quit Your Job Evans is not saying that every woman has to play exactly by men's rules--not at all. Women bring many inherent traits to the workplace that can provide them with a potential advantage over


Politics Companion - 2846878105

49,90 zł

Politics Companion Robson Books Ltd

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In which country did a rhinoceros win an election? Which Mexican president held a funeral for his own leg? Which MP's Spitting Image puppet sold for the most money at auction? Who said 'A flea can be taught everything a Congressman can'? What is a kakistocracy? Who was the only American president to get into a fight in a bar (because someone called him Four-Eyes)? Which MP was bitten by a bear while riding it? And was the last person to live at 10 Downing Street before the Prime Minister really called Mr Chicken? For answers to these and hundreds more burning political questions, turn to any page in this invaluable book of facts, statistics and trivia. Even a short browse through its bizarre, entertaining and highly informative contents will soon reveal the inner workings of the men, the women and the rhinoceroses that govern us.


Reply of J. Holt - 2834138489

36,43 zł

Reply of J. Holt Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from Reply of J. Holt: To Certain Calumnies of Jacob Thompson To the Editor: Sir: I thank you sincerely for the privilege courteously accorded me of vindicating myself, through your columns, from certain scurrilous charges made in a reported "interview," by Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior under President Buchanan's administration, and which appeared in the Philadelphia Press of the seventeenth ultimo, having been copied from the Memphis Appeal. It is with extreme reluctance that I venture to obtrude any private wrong I may have suffered on the notice of the public, well knowing that it cannot be reasonably expected to feel any special concern in my personal affairs; but while this is so, it is not to be forgotten that all honorable men love the truth, owe it a homage which they gladly pay, and, sympathize with its championship under all circumstances, as essentially the championship of their own cause and interests. It is this which emboldens me to ask a dispassionate consideration of the statements which I am about to submit. It is clear that this "interview," though ostensibly for another object, was really sought to give Mr. Thompson an opportunity of vomiting forth upon me fetid calumnies, long since buried out of the sight of honest men. His rage, pent up for some twenty-two years, seems almost insanely joyful in the chance for slanderous vituperation at last afforded him. For this assault he has had no provocation whatever. I was doing nothing, saving nothing that could give him the slightest annoyance or disturbance. The sequel will show how I incurred the hatred which has evidently been stinging his bosom much more than my own. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


20 Jahre Mittermeier - 2839413257

139,99 zł

20 Jahre Mittermeier SBM MEDIA


1. Hier Spricht Edgar Wallace (Gute Leichen, Schlecht 2. Der Hexer 3. Der Auslandskrankenschein 4. Propecia-viagra-syndrom 5. O.b. Meets O.b. - The Next Generation 6. Holzdeckenlamellenerotik 7. Pippi Langstrumpf 8. U-bahn-aggressionen 9. Tv-junkie 10. Bonanza 11. Rinder- Und Tobleronewahnsinn 12. Return Of The Auslandskrankenschein 13. Pekinesenkiller I 14. Der Beste Job Der Welt 15. Aktenzeichen Xy Gelost - Austria Mix 16. Bitte Melde Dich Nicht! 17. Vorsicht Falle 18. Obsession - Hueftknochen Mix 19. Das Letzte Pfeifen Im Atlantik I 20. Show You The Way To Go 21. Macgyver - Schweizer Messergott 22. Das Letzte Pfeifen Im Atlantik II 23. Lassie Und Das Furzende Eichhornchen 24. Pekinesenkiller II 25. Uschi Apanatschi 26. Winnetou Im Tal Der Bluter 27. Living Life The Easy Way 28. Kopfhorer-haertetest 29. Flugzeug - Klatscher 30. Titanic The Last Mission? 31. Godzilla - Spaetzle Mix 32. Musicalmania 33. Schau Dir Nie Mit Einer Frau Einen Actionfilm An! 34. Bullen Im Vergleich - Mooshammer Mix 35. Love Story 36. Peep (Das Dolly Buster Desaster) 37. Der Lewinsky - Effekt 38. Michls Einsatz In Manhatten 39. Provinz Gangsta Rap 40. Cartoon Sex 41. Star Trek Mm - Der Zorn Des Kirk 42. Das Tex Mex Chilli Massaker 43. Fuck 44. Katholiken-kiffer Und Die Heiligen Drei Konigsdeal 45. Zapped 46. Twilight Zone 47. Star-trek-theme 48. Keiner Will Mich Ficken! - Raffaelo Mix 49. Love Parade Dixi Rave 50. Servus Tv-junkie 51. Making Of 52. Active 53. Colour My Day 54. Saenger 55. Suicide Party 56. Killer 101. Back To Life - Live Dvd/video 102. Das Milleniumstrauma - Live Dvd/video 103. Sicherheitsvisionen Und Extrembiowaffing - Live Dv 104. Das Heimatliche Taubenmassaker - Live Dvd/video 105. Jamaikanische Fussballkiffer - Live Dvd/video 106. Life Is A Fussgaengerzone - Live Dvd/video 107. Odysseus Und Die Pantomimen - Live Dvd/video 108. Offentliche Gewaltanwendung - Live Dvd/video 109. Lauschangriff Der Inkas - Live Dvd/video 110. Die Braune Plastiktuete Des Lebens - Live Dvd/vide 111. Alltaegliche Pornohandlung - Live Dvd/video 112. Die Elternluege - Live Dvd/video 113. Die Buckligen Der Aesthetik - Live Dvd/video 114. Blinds Have More Fun - Live Dvd/video 115. Catholic Marines & Latin Lovers - Live Dvd/video 116. Heuschnupfenpopper - Live Dvd/video 117. Ode An Die Frauenbrust - Live Dvd/video 118. Ein Schweinchen Namens Michl - Live Dvd/video 119. Sinn Fuer Humor - Live Dvd/video 120. Der Fahrstuhl Des Grauens - Live Dvd/video 121. Discofoxtaenzer-inferno - Live Dvd/video 122. Heuschnupfenkokser - Live Dvd/video 123. Arschlochkinder (Einmal Ak Immer Ak!) - Live Dvd/v 124. Der Exorzist VI - Wenn Der Zeuge 2x Klingelt - Liv 125. Die Verlorene Ehe Der Turnbeutelvergesser - Live D 126. Echte Maenner Auf Dem Mond - Live Dvd/video 127. Aliens Und Die Fizzz-strahlen Des Todes - Live Dvd 128. Pflanzentalk - Live Dvd/video 129. Kindergehirnwaesche Im Supermarkt - Live Dvd/video 130. Pausenhofduell - Live Dvd/video 131. Hunde Wollt Ihr Ewig Lecken? - Live Dvd/video 132. Echte Frauen Auf Dem Mars - Live Dvd/video 133. Deutsches Rhythmus Desaster - Live Dvd/video 134. Michl At The Opera - Live Dvd/video 135. Trau Keinem Ueber 30 - Live Dvd/video 136. You Can Scratch My Plattennadel - Live Dvd/video 137. Ratten In Der Grossstadt - Live Dvd/video 138. Freddy Kruegers Nagelstudio - Live Dvd/video 139. O-sex Und Zungenpiercing - Live Dvd/video 140. Requiescem In Duplex (Parke Sanft) - Live Dvd/vide 141. The Amazing Back To Life Machine - Live Dvd/video 142. Das Ei Des Pythagoras - Live Dvd/video 143. Der G-punkt Des Lebens - Live Dvd/video 144. Kurz Davor! - Live Dvd/video 145. Worldcup Religion - Schneller, Hoher, Glaeubiger - 146. Michl On Mars - Live Dvd/video 147. Fragestunde - Live Dvd/video 148. Angriff Der Klonkrieger - Live Dvd/video 149. Hausaufgabe - Live Dvd/video 201. Kumba Yo! - Video 202. Kumba Yo! - Making Of 203. Way To Mars - Video 204. Way To Mars - Making Of 205. Ragga Moon Walk - Video 206. Exorcize You Funky Little Demon - Live Tv Performa 207. El Burro - Live Tv Performance 208. Smoke On The Water - Live Tv Performance 209. Kumba Yo! - Live Tv Performance 210. The Lie & The Truth - Live Tv Performance 211. Believe Me - Making Of Mittermeier & Friends Tv Sh 212. Kumba Yo! - Making Of Mittermeier & Friends Tv Sho 213. The Lie & The Truth - Making Of Mittermeier & Fr 214. Exorcize You Funky Little Demon - Making Of Mitter 215. Make Me Laugh - Making Of Mittermeier & Friends Tv 216. Das Ak-chromosom (Arschlochkind Strikes Back) - Ma 217. Way To Mars - Making Of Mittermeier & Friends Tv S 218. El Burro - Making Of Mittermeier & Friends Tv Show 219. Michl Rockt Im Park - Dvd Menu Features 220. Arschlochkind 221. Georg Discofox-taenzer 222. Moses 223. Chefarzt 224. Cheerleader 225. Karl Lucki Opernsaenger 226. Pantomime 227. Okochristin 228. Sam Alone Alleinunterhalter 229. Turnbeutelvergesser 230. Leroy Jamaica Fussballkiffer 231. Neil Astronaut 232. Playmateliesl 233. Pfarrer Rueb 234. Besessener 235. Zeuge Jehova 236. Talk Mit Alfred Biolek 237. Talk Mit Stefan Raab 238. Talk Mit Markus Kavka, Anastasia 239. Talk 7 Tage 7 Kopfe 240. Outtakes Der Tv Show Back To Life 241. Making Of Back To Life - Dvd/video 242. Credits - Dvd Menu Features 243. Say Goodbye 301. Deutschland Einig Jammerland - Video 302. Duftkerzen Im Kanzleramt - Video 303. Weltmeister Der Herzen - Video 304. Kiffer Papstwahl - Video 305. Graue Zeiten - Video 306. Security Alien - Video 307. Deep Of The Year - Video 308. Die Natur Schlaegt Zurueck - Video 309. Apocalypse Wow! - Video 310. Das Weibliche Gedaechnis - Ultima Ratio - Video 311. Die Dunkle Seite Der Macht - King Kahn Mix) (Video 312. Die Qual Der Wahl - Video 313. Sex & The City - Video 314. Los Muchachos Kakerlakez - Video 315. Die Offenbarung - Video 316. Geneva Entertainment Convention - Video 317. Danke Amerika - Video 318. Maenner Und Western & Die Mit Dem Wolf Tanzt - Vid 319. Hardcore Ostnamen - Video 320. Passwort Halle Berry - Video 321. Brain Suckers Fom Outer Space - Video 322. Rentenschweine Vs. Supernanny - Video 323. Junge Eltern - Video 324. Frankensteins Sohne - Video 325. Michl Der Taeufer - Video 326. Der Katzentest - Video 327. Waidmannsheil Fuer Arschgeweihe - Swiss Austria Mi 328. Sackwaxing - Video 329. Jesus Christ Relaxerstar - Video 330. Ein Unmoralisches Angebot - Video 331. Condoleezza Ice - Video 332. Frauen-taeuschungsmanover - Video 333. Bad Accent For President - Video 334. Amok Sepp & Massakerschorsch - Video 335. Gayland - Video 336. Terror In Pink - Video 337. Der Juengste Tag - Video 338. Fragestunde - Video 339. Breathe - Video 340. Making Of Paranoid 401. Michael Mittermeier Portrait - Video 402. Mittermeier 2005 - Video 403. Live 8 - Video 404. Alive & Swingin' - Video 405. Die Goldene Kamera 2005 - Video 406. Happy Birthday, Jerry Lewis - Video 407. Michl In New York - Video 408. Mittermeier's Saturday Night Live - Video 409. Arosa Humor-festival - Video 410. Comet 2002 - Video 411. Michl & Die Spiders - Video 412. Michl 1991 Die Testmaus - Video 413. Revenge 414. Angry Cockroach 415. Bullets From A Gun 416. Mexican Sky 417. Hey Hey Whadda Ya Say 501. Michls Erster Tourauftritt 502. Michl Auf Premiere 503. Michl Beim Quatsch Comedy Club 504. Michl Bei Der Qcc-x-mas Gala


Chicago - 2836090692

98,69 zł

Chicago University of Chicago Press

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Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a 'City on the Make.' Carl Sandburg dubbed it the 'City of Big Shoulders.' Upton Sinclair christened it the 'Jungle,' while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it the 'Second City.' At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial work, historian Dominic A. Pacyga traces the storied past of his hometown, from the explorations of Joliet and Marquette in 1673 to the new wave of urban pioneers today. The city's great industrialists, reformers, and politicians - and, indeed, the many not-so-great and downright notorious - animate this book, from Al Capone and Jane Addams to Mayor Richard J. Daley and President Barack Obama. But what distinguishes this book from the many others on the subject is its author's uncommon ability to illuminate the lives of Chicago's ordinary people. Raised on the city's South Side and employed for a time in the stockyards, Pacyga gives voice to the city's steelyard workers and kill floor operators, and maps the neighborhoods distinguished not by Louis Sullivan masterworks but by bungalows and corner taverns. Filled with the city's one-of-a-kind characters and all of its defining moments, "Chicago: A Biography" is as big and boisterous as its namesake - and as ambitious as the men and women who built it.


Blair Mountain War - 2826680466

54,81 zł

Blair Mountain War Woodland Press, LLC

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A brand new title, The Blair Mountain War: Battle of the Rednecks, tells the true story of the Blair Mountain War, the largest organized armed uprising in US labor history and led almost directly to the national labor laws currently in effect. The title's release comes at a time of controversy surrounding Blair Mountain as state officials ask the National Parks Service to remove the mountain from the National Register of Historic Places. This is on the heels of the historic mountain just being named to the National Register last month, on Monday, March 30th. Objectors seem to be a coordinated campaign by landowning and coal companies that are gathering signatures of property holders to oppose the nomination. "The Blair Mountain War: Battle of the Rednecks is a reprinting of the writings of George T. Swain," said Keith Davis, of Woodland Press, publishers of the title, "and it has great historic significance to southern West Virginia. It will certainly appeal to all lovers of history." At the time of this original manuscript, written in 1927, Swain was a reporter for the county newspaper, The Logan County Banner, in Logan. Here Swain paints a vivid picture, in his most unique style, of West Virginia in bygone days. Here he documents the accounts surrounding the 1921 Blair Mountain War and the struggle between state coal miners, calling themselves "rednecks", and the people of Logan. Granted, Swain was a staunch supporter of the controversial and powerful Logan County Sheriff Don Chafin at the time of this writing, so his particular take on the mine war is from that perspective. When he describes Logan County miners in this manuscript, he portrays them as being largely content and well-treated by mine operators. Yet, the truth was that there was a great deal of discontent in the Logan coalfields in 1921. As the late state historian Robert Y. Spence once wrote: "There was the resentment of difficult work for little pay. There was resentment caused by the mine owners' refusal to negotiate with the miners' union. Most of all, there was resentment of the attitude the mine owners had for the men who worked underground supporting the owners' way of living." Sheriff Chafin and mine operators within the county were defiant over and opposed to the unionization of the Logan field. For this, and for other related events that took place in the state, tensions escalated and, eventually, war ensued. It's been written that the result of this battle at Blair Mountain marked a turning point in the national movement to better the conditions of working people by demanding the legalization of unions. It was the largest armed labor confrontation in U.S. history. To this day, the Blair Mountain War stands as a powerful symbol for workers, even though Swain wearily concludes that the battle was a "foolhardy undertaking". "For historic purposes, this volume has great importance," Davis added, "and it specifically describes what was happening in the City of Logan, and throughout the county, after the miners' march began. Supporters rallied to Logan's defense at the time, and, eventually, federal troops were sent into the city by US President Warren Harding. This bit of West Virginia has national significance." The West Virginia State Archives stated that the mine wars have demonstrated the inability of the state and federal governments to defuse the situations short of initiating armed intervention. Regardless, the details behind The Blair Mountain War remain fascinating and controversial. True American history, The Battle of Blair Mountain is a fascinating account.


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