Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798 (Osprey Men-at-Arms 472) by Stuart Reid
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Overview: In 1798, the Irish rose up against the corrupt English government run out of Dublin. Joined by both Protestants and Catholics, the rebellion quickly spread across the country. Although the Irish peasantry were armed mostly with pikes, they were able to overwhelm a number of small, isolated British outposts. However, even with the half-hearted assistance of the French, the Irish could not compete with the organized ranks of the British Army when under competent leadership. In a brutal turning of the tide, the Redcoats plowed through the rebels. In just three months, between 15,000 and 30,000 people died, most of them Irish. This book tells the story of this harsh, but fascinating, period of Irish history and covers the organization and uniforms of the forces involved.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins by Mark W. Schaefer
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Overview: Are you overwhelmed by the breathtaking rate of change in the business world? Are confusing consumer trends, the unrelenting pace of technology, and the breakneck speed of digital marketing making you feel irrelevant and lost? Path-finding author Mark Schaefer provides an achievable and realistic framework to help you stay ahead of the curve by re-imagining marketing in a world where hyper-empowered consumers drive the business results. Marketing Rebellion will teach you: •How cataclysmic consumer trends are a predictable result of a revolution that started 100 years ago. •Why businesses must be built on human impressions instead of advertising impressions.•The five constant human truths at the heart of successful marketing strategy. •Why customer loyalty is dying and what you need to do about it right now.•How to help your best customers do the marketing for you. •Actionable steps to provide an immediate course-correction for businesses of any size. Through new research, singular insights, and inspiring case studies, this entertaining book challenges your view of what it means to be a marketer today and provides an innovative blueprint for business growth. The Marketing Rebellion is knocking at your door. Are you ready?
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Resistance, Rebellion, and Death by Albert Camus
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Overview: In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." In these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history’s victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. They display Camus’ rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. But this stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and, as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century: The Stranger, The Rebel, and The Myth of Sisyphus.
Genre: Non-Fiction | Literature
Star Wars – Age Of Rebellion – Jabba The Hutt #1
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Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion by means of Herbert Aptheker
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Overview: In the summer time of 1831, a band of a few 40 slaves led by means of Nat Turner attacked slave-owning citizens of Southampton County, Virginia. One of the biggest and maximum violent revolts within the historical past of the younger country, the riot took the lives of a few sixty white males, ladies, and youngsters. An outcry in opposition to the South’s exploitative slave machine, the insurrection was once suppressed inside forty-eight hours, and Turner, who eluded government for months, was once ultimately captured, sentenced to demise, and finished.
The affect of Turner’s rebellion was once enormous. Abolitionists appeared for methods to inspire and strengthen long term insurrections whilst white Southerners took revenge on each slave and loose African-Americans. Nearly 200 blacks, lots of whom had not anything to do with the riot, have been crushed, tortured, and murdered by means of white mobs.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion #1) by Jessie Mihalik
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Overview: A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space-opera adventure – the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy.
In the far-distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three high houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her high house is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny. The spirited princess flees before the betrothal ceremony and disappears among the stars.
Ada eluded her father’s forces for two years, but now, her luck has run out. To ensure she cannot escape again, the fiery princess is thrown into a prison cell with Marcus Loch. Known as the Devil of Fornax Zero, Loch is rumored to have killed his entire chain of command during the Fornax Rebellion, and the Consortium wants his head.
When the ship returning them to Earth is attacked by a battle cruiser from rival House Rockhurst, Ada realizes that if her jilted fiancé captures her, she’ll become a political prisoner and a liability to her house. Her only hope is to strike a deal with the dangerous fugitive: a fortune if he helps her escape.
But when you make a deal with an irresistibly attractive devil, you may lose more than you bargained for….
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Science Fiction, Romance
The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China by David J. Silbey
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Overview: A concise history of an uprising that took down a three-hundred-year-old dynasty and united the great powers
The year is 1900, and Western empires are locked in entanglements across the globe. The British are losing a bitter war against the Boers while the German kaiser is busy building a vast new navy. The United States is struggling to put down an insurgency in the South Pacific while the upstart imperialist Japan begins to make clear to neighboring Russia its territorial ambition. In China, a perennial pawn in the Great Game, a mysterious group of superstitious peasants is launching attacks on the Western powers they fear are corrupting their country. These ordinary Chinese-called Boxers by the West because of their martial arts showmanship-rise up seemingly out of nowhere. Foreshadowing the insurgencies of our recent past, they lack a centralized leadership and instead tap into latent nationalism and deep economic frustration to build their army.
Many scholars brush off the Boxer Rebellion as an ill-conceived and easily defeated revolt, but in The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, the military historian David J. Silbey shows just how close the Boxers came to beating back the combined might of the imperial powers. Drawing on the diaries and letters of allied soldiers and diplomats, he paints a vivid portrait of the war. Although their cause ended just as quickly as it began, the Boxers would inspire Chinese nationalists-including a young Mao Zedong-for decades to come.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Fries’s Rebellion- The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution by Paul Douglas Newman
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Overview: Fries’s Rebellion The Enduring Struggle for the American Revolution Paul Douglas Newman "Newman has given us the best book yet on the so-called Fries rebellion, a 1799 uprising in the German-speaking counties of eastern Pennsylvania.
Newman provides a thorough and frequently gripping narrative of the resistance and its aftermath."–Journal of American History "A well-researched, well-written account of this often-misunderstood episode from the late 1790s."–Journal of the Early Republic "A detailed, engaging history of the 1798-99 resistance in Pennsylvania to federal taxes. . . .
This welcome history established the singularity fo the Fries episode."–Choice In 1798, the federal government levied its first direct tax on American citizens, one that seemed to favor land speculators over farmers. In eastern Pennsylvania, the tax assessors were largely Quakers and Moravians who had abstained from Revolutionary participation and were recruited by the administration of John Adams to levy taxes against their patriot German Reformed and Lutheran neighbors. Led by local Revolutionary hero John Fries, the farmers drew on the rituals of crowd action and stopped the assessment. Following the Shays and Whiskey rebellions, Fries’s Rebellion was the last in a trilogy of popular uprisings against federal authority in the early republic. But in contrast to the previous armed insurrections, the Fries rebels used nonviolent methods while simultaneously exercising their rights to petition Congress for the repeal of the tax law as well as the Alien and Sedition Acts. In doing so, they sought to manifest the principle of popular sovereignty and to expand the role of local people within the emerging national political system rather than attacking it from without. After some resisters were liberated from the custody of a federal marshal, the Adams administration used military force to suppress the insurrection. The resisters were charged with sedition and treason. Fries himself was sentenced to death but was pardoned at the eleventh hour by President Adams.
The pardon fractured the presidential cabinet and splintered the party, just before Thomas Jefferson’s and the Republican Party’s "Revolution of 1800."
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > American Revolution