Toxic Shock: A Social History by Sharra L. Vostral

Toxic Shock: A Social History by Sharra L. Vostral (Biopolitics Book 6)
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Overview: A history of Toxic Shock Syndrome

In 1978, doctors in Denver, Colorado observed several healthy children who suddenly and mysteriously developed a serious, life-threatening illness with no visible source. Their condition, which doctors dubbed ‘toxic shock syndrome’ (TSS) was rare, but observed with increasing frequency over the next few years in young women, and was soon learned to be associated with a bacterium and the use of high-absorbency tampons that had only recently gone on the market. In 1980, the Centers for Disease Control identified Rely tampons, produced by Procter & Gamble, as having the greatest association with TSS over every other tampon, and the company withdrew them from the market. To this day, however, women are frequently warned about contracting TSS through tampon use, even though very few cases are diagnosed each year.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Secret History of the Blitz by Joshua Levine

The Secret History of the Blitz by Joshua Levine
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Overview: The Blitz of 1940-41 is one of the most iconic periods in modern British history – and one of the most misunderstood. The ‘Blitz Spirit’ is often celebrated, whereas others dismiss it as a myth. Joshua Levine’s thrilling biography rejects the tired arguments and reveals the human truth: the Blitz was a time of extremes of experience and behaviour. People were pulling together and helping strangers, but they were also breaking rules and exploiting each other. Life during wartime, the author reveals, was complex and messy and real.
From the first page readers will discover a different story to the one they thought they knew – from the sacrifices made by ordinary people to a sudden surge in the popularity of nightclubs; from secret criminal trials at the Old Bailey to a Columbine-style murder in an Oxford College. There were new working opportunities for women and clandestine homosexual relationships conducted in the shadows. The Blitz also allowed for a melting pot of cultures: whilst prayers were offered up in a south London mosque, Jamaican sailors crossed the country. Unlikely friendships were fostered and surprising sexualities explored – these years saw a boom in prostitution and even the emergence of a popular weekly magazine for fetishists. On the darker side, racketeers and spivs made money out of the chaos, and looters prowled the night to prey on bomb victims.
From the lack of cheese to the increased suicide rate, this astonishing and entertaining book takes the true pulse of a ‘blitzed nation’. And it shows how social change during this time led to political change – which in turn has built the Britain that we know today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The New Cambridge Medieval History by David Luscombe+

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 4, c.1024-c.1198, Part 1 by David Luscombe, Jonathan Riley-Smith
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Overview: The fourth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the eleventh and twelfth centuries, which comprised the most dynamic period in the European Middle Ages. The first of two parts, this volume deals with ecclesiastical and secular themes, in addition to major developments such as the expansion of population, agriculture, trade, and towns; the radical reform of the Western Church; the appearance of new kingdoms and states, the Crusades, knighthood and law; and the development of literature, art and architecture, heresies and the scholastic movement.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The History of Rome by Eugene Laurene, Sir William Smith

The History of Rome by Eugene Laurene, Sir William Smith
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Overview: This detailed history of Rome covers from the earliest times (including the foundation of the city) to the establishment of the Empire, and has been specially formatted for today’s e-book readers.

Featuring many illustrations, including coins, buildings, busts and more, this excellent book is one of the most well respected within the classical civilisation field.

Subject matters covered include politics, architecture, day-to-day life and much more.

The book is written in an educational style, full of interesting facts and detailed analysis.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Magic Squares: Their History And Construction From …

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In Distant Lands A Short History by Lars Brownworth

In Distant Lands: A Short History of the Crusades by Lars Brownworth
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.5 MB
Overview: In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool’s mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries.

Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages – Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John – illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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History as Wonder by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

History as Wonder: Beginning with Historiography by Marnie Hughes-Warrington
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Overview: History and Wonder is a refreshing new take on the idea of history that tracks the entanglement of history and philosophy over time through the key idea of wonder.

From Ancient Greek histories and wonder works, to Islamic curiosities and Chinese strange histories, through to European historical cabinets of curiosity and on to histories that grapple with the horrors of the Holocaust, Marnie Hughes-Warrington unpacks the ways in which historians throughout the ages have tried to make sense of the world, and to change it. This book considers histories and historians across time and space, including the Ancient Greek historian Polybius, the medieval texts by historians such as Bede in England and Ibn Khaldun in Islamic Historiography, and the more recent works by Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray and Ranajit Guha among others. It explores the different ways in which historians have called upon wonder to cross boundaries between the past and the present, the universal and the particular, the old and the new, and the ordinary and the extraordinary. Promising to both delight and unsettle, it shows how wonder works as the beginning of historiography.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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England’s Striking History by Chris Henry Perkins

England’s Striking History. A Brief History of England and Its Silver Hammered Coinage By Chris Henry Perkins
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Overview: ngland’s Striking History. A Brief History of England and Its Silver Hammered Coinage
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Atlas of Classical History by Richard J. A. Talbert

Atlas of Classical History by Richard J. A. Talbert
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 25.2MB
Overview: From the Bronze Age to the reign of Constantine, the Atlas of Classical History provides a comprehensive series of maps, diagrams, and commentary designed to meet the needs of classical scholars, as well as general readers. Over 135 maps of the Greek and Roman worlds clearly mark the political affiliations of the cities and states, major military events, trade routes, artistic, cultural and industrial centers, and colonization and exploration.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A History of Chess: From Chaturanga to the Present Day


A History of Chess: From Chaturanga to the Present Day
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TTC Video – Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

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TTC Video – Big History The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

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Brunch – A History

The Great Courses – History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration – Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

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