Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political Culture…


Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political Culture and Modern Research
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Red Meat Republic by Joshua Specht (.M4B)

Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America by Joshua Specht
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 228 MB
Overview: How beef conquered America and gave rise to the modern industrial food complex
By the late 19th century, Americans rich and poor had come to expect high-quality fresh beef with almost every meal. Beef production in the United States had gone from small-scale, localized operations to a highly centralized industry spanning the country, with cattle bred on ranches in the rural West, slaughtered in Chicago, and consumed in the nation’s rapidly growing cities. Red Meat Republic tells the remarkable story of the violent conflict over who would reap the benefits of this new industry and who would bear its heavy costs.
Joshua Specht puts people at the heart of his story – the big cattle ranchers who helped to drive the nation’s westward expansion, the meatpackers who created a radically new kind of industrialized slaughterhouse, and the stockyard workers who were subjected to the shocking and unsanitary conditions described by Upton Sinclair in his novel The Jungle. Specht brings to life a turbulent era marked by Indian wars, Chicago labor unrest, and food riots in the streets of New York. He reveals how the enduring success of the cattle-beef complex – centralized, low cost, and meatpacker dominated – was a consequence of the meatpackers’ ability to make their interests overlap with those of a hungry public, while the interests of struggling ranchers, desperate workers, and bankrupt butchers took a backseat. America – and the American table – would never be the same again.
Compelling and unfailingly enjoyable, Red Meat Republic reveals the complex history of exploitation and innovation behind the food we consume today.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Red Meat Republic: A Hoof to Table History of How Beef Changed America [Audiobook]

Red Meat Republic: A Hoof to Table History of How Beef Changed America [Audiobook]

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Red Meat Republic by Joshua Specht (.M4B)

Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America by Joshua Specht
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 228 MB
Overview: How beef conquered America and gave rise to the modern industrial food complex
By the late 19th century, Americans rich and poor had come to expect high-quality fresh beef with almost every meal. Beef production in the United States had gone from small-scale, localized operations to a highly centralized industry spanning the country, with cattle bred on ranches in the rural West, slaughtered in Chicago, and consumed in the nation’s rapidly growing cities. Red Meat Republic tells the remarkable story of the violent conflict over who would reap the benefits of this new industry and who would bear its heavy costs.
Joshua Specht puts people at the heart of his story – the big cattle ranchers who helped to drive the nation’s westward expansion, the meatpackers who created a radically new kind of industrialized slaughterhouse, and the stockyard workers who were subjected to the shocking and unsanitary conditions described by Upton Sinclair in his novel The Jungle. Specht brings to life a turbulent era marked by Indian wars, Chicago labor unrest, and food riots in the streets of New York. He reveals how the enduring success of the cattle-beef complex – centralized, low cost, and meatpacker dominated – was a consequence of the meatpackers’ ability to make their interests overlap with those of a hungry public, while the interests of struggling ranchers, desperate workers, and bankrupt butchers took a backseat. America – and the American table – would never be the same again.
Compelling and unfailingly enjoyable, Red Meat Republic reveals the complex history of exploitation and innovation behind the food we consume today.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Empire of Liberty: A History of The Early Republic [Audiobook]

Empire of Liberty: A History of The Early Republic [Audiobook]

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Plato’s Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book by Angie Hobbs

Plato’s Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book (The Ladybird Expert) by Angie Hobbs
Requirements: EPUB Reader 12.45 MB
Overview: – Why do humans form societies and what is needed for them to thrive?
– How can women’s potential be actualized?
– How can we protect ourselves from demagogues and tyrants?
IMMERSE yourself in the strikingly relevant questions of Plato’s influential dialogue, exploring the age old dilemma: Why should I be just? What is a just society, and how can it be created?
ACCESSIBLE. AUTHORITATIVE. TIMELY.
Written by distinguished philosopher and professor Angie Hobbs, Plato’s Republic is the essential introduction to a text that helped shape all Western literature and philosophy.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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Red Meat Republic by Joshua Specht

Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-To-Table History of How Beef Changed America by Joshua Specht
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 790.6 Kb
Overview: By the late nineteenth century, Americans rich and poor had come to expect high-quality fresh beef with almost every meal. Beef production in the United States had gone from small-scale, localized operations to a highly centralized industry spanning the country, with cattle bred on ranches in the rural West, slaughtered in Chicago, and consumed in the nation’s rapidly growing cities. Red Meat Republic tells the remarkable story of the violent conflict over who would reap the benefits of this new industry and who would bear its heavy costs.

Joshua Specht puts people at the heart of his story–the big cattle ranchers who helped to drive the nation’s westward expansion, the meatpackers who created a radically new kind of industrialized slaughterhouse, and the stockyard workers who were subjected to the shocking and unsanitary conditions described by Upton Sinclair in his novel The Jungle. Specht brings to life a turbulent era marked by Indian wars, Chicago labor unrest, and food riots in the streets of New York. He shows how the enduring success of the cattle-beef complex–centralized, low cost, and meatpacker dominated–was a consequence of the meatpackers’ ability to make their interests overlap with those of a hungry public, while the interests of struggling ranchers, desperate workers, and bankrupt butchers took a backseat. America–and the American table–would never be the same again.

A compelling and unfailingly enjoyable read, Red Meat Republic reveals the complex history of exploitation and innovation behind the food we consume today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny


Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny
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The People’s Republic of Everything


The People’s Republic of Everything
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Preserving the White Man’s Republic by Joshua A. Lynn

Preserving the White Man’s Republic: Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism by Joshua A. Lynn
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 790.6 Kb
Overview: In Preserving the White Man’s Republic, Joshua Lynn reveals how the national Democratic Party rebranded majoritarian democracy and liberal individualism as conservative means for white men in the South and North to preserve their mastery on the eve of the Civil War.

Responding to fears of African American and female political agency, Democrats in the late 1840s and 1850s reinvented themselves as "conservatives" and repurposed Jacksonian Democracy as a tool for local majorities of white men to police racial and gender boundaries by democratically withholding rights. With the policy of "popular sovereignty," Democrats left slavery’s expansion to white men’s democratic decision-making. They also promised white men local democracy and individual autonomy regarding temperance, religion, and nativism. Translating white men’s household mastery into political power over all women and Americans of color, Democrats united white men nationwide and made democracy a conservative assertion of white manhood.

Democrats thereby turned traditional Jacksonian principles―grassroots democracy, liberal individualism, and anti-statism―into staples of conservatism. As Lynn’s book shows, this movement sent conservatism on a new, populist trajectory, one in which democracy can be called upon to legitimize inequality and hierarchy, a uniquely American conservatism that endures in our republic today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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Star Wars: Age of Republic series by Jody Houser (.CBR)

Star Wars: Age of Republic series by Jody Houser, illustrated by Cory Smith, Wilton Santos, Luke Ross
Requirements: .CBR/.CBZ reader, sizes below
Overview: Jody Houser decided she wanted to be a writer when she was eight years old and never looked back. For better or worse, no one ever suggested that she stop. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College in Boston, where she completed her master’s thesis in screenwriting and was a winner of the Rod Parker Fellowship for Playwriting. Starting in 2006, Jody began experimenting with webcomics. She is the creator behind the webcomic Cupcake POW!, which launched in 2010 and is currently available on comiXology Submit. Jody has written Faith for Valiant Comics, Max Ride: Ultimate Flight and Agent May for Marvel, and Orphan Black for IDW. She has been a contributing writer to numerous comic anthologies including Avengers: No More Bullying, Vertigo CMYK: Magenta, and both Womanthology series.
Genre: Comics

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The Army of the Roman Republic by Michael M. Sage

The Army of the Roman Republic: From the Regal Period to the Army of Julius Caesar by Michael M. Sage
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.7MB
Overview: From the moment its last king was expelled (traditionally in 753) the Roman republic had to fight for its very survival. Centuries of almost continuous warfare saw Romes armies evolve in response to a wide variety of threats which were met with mixed fortunes though always with ultimate success. As defence of the homeland turned to territorial expansion, Roman forces also had to adapt to sustained campaigns in varied terrain and climates, not to mention the changes in the Roman republic itself.
Michael Sage traces the development of the republics army from its foundation (having first set the context of their regal antecedents), down to the time of its most famous leader, Julius Caesar. The transition from clan-based forces, through the Servian levy and the development of the manipular and cohortal legion is examined along with the associated weapons, tactics and operational capabilities. We see how the legions shaped up against the challenges of successive enemies from the Celts and Samnites, the Carthaginians and the hitherto dominant Hellenistic armies based on the Macedonian style pike phalanx.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Army of the Roman Republic by Michael Dobson

The Army of the Roman Republic The Second Century BC, Polybius and the Camps at Numantia, Spain by Michael Dobson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 11.5MB
Overview: The main source of archaeological evidence for Late Roman Republican camps is a complex of installations around the Iberian city of Numantia in Spain, excavated by Adolf Schulten in the early 1900s. This book reassesses Schulten and concludes that much of his interpretation is questionable. Radically different alternative reconstructions making use of recent fieldwork are presented for several of the sites. A discussion of dating evidence leads to alternative dates being offered for some of the camps. To aid interpreting the sites, army organisation and art of encampment for the period of the Numantine Wars is discussed. This study gives added importance to the sites at Numantia, for they not only form the main source of archaeological evidence for Late Republican camps, but provide evidence for the form of camp for both the late manipular army and the early cohort one.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Remembering the German Democratic Republic by David Clarke+

Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany by David Clarke, Ute Wölfel
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.2 Mb
Overview: This interdisciplinary volume provides a range of perspectives on the collective memory of the German Democratic Republic in contemporary Germany. Individual essays examine the controversial commemoration of the victims of state socialism, memories of the GDR state’s institutions (e.g. The National People’s Army and the State Security Police), museums and the debates they inspire, the memories of the GDR’s former elites, memories of everyday life in the GDR, and the contested legacies of antifascism and socialism. Taken as a whole, the collection explores the parallels between coming to terms with the GDR past and continuing debates about memories of National Socialism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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