The Great Cat and Dog Massacre by Hilda Kean

The Great Cat and Dog Massacre: The Real Story of World War Two’s Unknown Tragedy by Hilda Kean
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Overview: The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets?

In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life-and death-of Britain’s wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable patches, send their children away to the countryside-and kill the family pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Kean’s narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance and helping people to survive-a contribution for which the animals gained government recognition.

Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtually forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War II as a “good war” fought by a nation of “good” people. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, Kean’s account of this forgotten aspect of British history moves animals to center stage-forcing us to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook The Nation One Year After The Civil War [Audiobook]

A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook The Nation One Year After The Civil War [Audiobook]

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A Massacre in Memphis by Stephen V. Ash (.M4B)

A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War by Stephen V. Ash
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 220 MB
Overview: An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history
In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city’s black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered South, launched what is now called Radical Reconstruction, policies to ensure the freedom of the region’s four million blacks-and one of the most remarkable experiments in American history.
Stephen V. Ash’s A Massacre in Memphis is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century." Yet Ash is the first to mine the sources available to full effect.
Bringing postwar Memphis to vivid life, he takes us among newly arrived Yankees, former Rebels, boisterous Irish immigrants, and striving freed people, and shows how Americans of the period worked, prayed, expressed their politics, and imagined the future. And how they died: Ash’s harrowing and profoundly moving present-tense narration of the riot has the immediacy of the best journalism.
Told with nuance, grace, and a quiet moral passion, A Massacre in Memphis is Civil War-era history like no other.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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A Massacre in Memphis by Stephen V. Ash

A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War by Stephen V. Ash
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1 MB
Overview: An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history
In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city’s black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered South, launched what is now called Radical Reconstruction, policies to ensure the freedom of the region’s four million blacks-and one of the most remarkable experiments in American history.
Stephen V. Ash’s A Massacre in Memphis is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century." Yet Ash is the first to mine the sources available to full effect.
Bringing postwar Memphis to vivid life, he takes us among newly arrived Yankees, former Rebels, boisterous Irish immigrants, and striving freed people, and shows how Americans of the period worked, prayed, expressed their politics, and imagined the future. And how they died: Ash’s harrowing and profoundly moving present-tense narration of the riot has the immediacy of the best journalism.
Told with nuance, grace, and a quiet moral passion, A Massacre in Memphis is Civil War-era history like no other.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Film by Joseph Lanza

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Film That Terrified a Rattled Nation by Joseph Lanza
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Overview: When Tobe Hooper’s low-budget slasher film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, opened in theaters in 1974, it was met in equal measure with disgust and reverence. The film-in which a group of teenagers meet a gruesome end when they stumble upon a ramshackle farmhouse of psychotic killers-was outright banned in several countries and was pulled from many American theaters after complaints of its violence. Despite the mixed reception from critics, it was enormously profitable at the domestic box office and has since secured its place as one of the most influential horror movies ever made. In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Its Terrifying Times, cultural critic Joseph Lanza turns his attentions to the production, reception, social climate, and impact of this controversial movie that rattled the American psyche.
Genre: NON-Fiction > General

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The bloodbath of the Jews of Lithuania: Lithuanian collaboration within the ultimate answer, 1941-1944

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The bloodbath of the Jews of Lithuania: Lithuanian collaboration within the ultimate resolution, 1941-1944

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Bloody Dawn: The Story of the Lawrence Massacre

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Riot!: The Bristol Bridge Massacre of 1793 by Michael Manson +

Riot!: The Bristol Bridge Massacre of 1793 by Michael Manson
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Overview: Riot! illuminates a darker moment in Bristol’s history and vividly recreates the dreadful sequence of events that led to the Bristol Bridge Massacre in 1793. Compellingly written and meticulously researched, Riot is presented in a lively and accessible style and is essential reading for anyone interested in local history or politics. This new edition contains an introduction by Steve Poole, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural History at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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