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100 Speeches that Roused the World tells the stories behind the most inspiring, rousing and memorable speeches, from ancient Greece to the present day. A concise introduction and analysis of each speech is accompanied by key illustrations and photographs. 100 Speeches presents the power of the spoken word at its finest, from stirring calls to arms to impassioned pleas for peace. Speeches include: Sojourner Truth, 'Ain't I a woman' (1851), Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863), Emmeline Pankhurst 'Freedom or Death' (1913), Winston Churchill, 'Blood, Sweat and Tears' (1940), John F. Kennedy, 'We choose to go to the moon' (1961), Martin Luther King, 'I Have a Dream' (1963), Nelson Mandela on his release from prison (1990), Barack Obama, 'Yes, We Can!' (2008) and Malala Yousafzai, 'The right of education for every child' (2013). Others include Cicero, Elizabeth I, George Washington, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Enoch Powell, Eva Peron, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Richard M. Nixon, Maya Angelou, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. This is a classic collection of inspirational, momentous and thought-provoking speeches that have stirred nations, challenged accepted beliefs and changed the course of history.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-31
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9781928257752

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'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.'
It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.
When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.
This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications - microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites - and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it's a story about us and our need to communicate.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-05-31
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9781529106053

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Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Here, Dita writes with startling clarity on the horrors and joys of a life delayed by the Holocaust. From her earliest memories and childhood friendships in Prague before the war, to the Nazi- occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezín, to the unimaginable fear and bravery of her imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and life after liberation.

Dita writes unflinchingly about the harsh conditions of the camps and her role as librarian of the precious books that her fellow prisoners managed to smuggle past the guards. But she also looks beyond the Holocaust - to the life she rebuilt after the war: her marriage to fellow survivor Otto B Kraus, a new life in Israel and the happiness and heartbreaks of motherhood.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-02-07
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9781928257738

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'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.'
It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.
When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.
This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications - microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites - and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it's a story about us and our need to communicate.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-05-31
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9781946395153

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Never at home
Today the term “third-culture kid” is all over the internet. It has become a huge field of research, but when Caroline Kurtz grew up, only a handful of misunderstood kids knew what it was like never to belong anywhere. Those kids, with parents in the mission field, military or diplomatic services, had no support and no-one studied their needs.
Caroline Kurtz grew up in the remote mountains of Maji, Ethiopia in the 1950s. Inside their mud hut, living with her missionary parents and three sisters, she enjoyed an American family life.
Outside, her world was shaped by drums and the joy cry; Jeep and mule treks into the countryside; ostriches on the air strip; and the crackle of several Ethiopian languages she barely understood but longed to learn.
Finally, she returned to the USA, a country she did not understand, despite her upbringing.
Caroline felt like she had been exiled to a foreign country when she went to Illinois for college.
After completing her studies, she returned to Ethiopia to teach, only to discover how complex working in another culture and language really is.
Life under a communist dictatorship meant constant outages—water, electricity, sugar, even toilet paper, but she was willing to do anything, no matter how hard, to live in Ethiopia again. Yet the chaos only increased — guerrillas marched down from the north, their T-shirts crisscrossed by Kalashnikov bandoliers.
When peace returned, Caroline got the chance she'd longed for, to revisit that beloved childhood home in Maji. Maybe it would have been better just to treasure those memories.

Today, more than ever, readers turn to political nonfiction to try and understand their own position in a difficult world. On 11 March 2019 The Guardian called the growth in political nonfiction over the past two years 'stratospheric'. Caroline Kurtz's deep sense of longing for an Africa she cannot be fully part of, while never belonging in a Western culture either, will speak to many young South Africans.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-21
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9781868429394

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Beginning in 1820, Birmingham details the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire in Angola after the virtual loss of Asia and America. He charts the great flows of migrant people to and from the country that underpinned these colonial efforts and the burgeoning slave trade that went hand in hand with it. The book is a journey through the 20th century in Angola - the playing out of its politics, trade and labour practices against the backdrop of white settlement, and the eventual fall of Portuguese colonialism and Angola‟s struggle for national identity. It concludes with an examination of the civil war that ravaged the country in the 70s and 80s, which ended in 2002, but from whose legacy the Angolan people are still trying to rebuild today.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-01-31
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9781868428526

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This comprehensive history traces the evolution of modern Mozambique, from its early modern origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and the Portuguese maritime empire to the fifteen-year civil war that followed independence and its continued after effects.

Though peace was achieved in 1992 through international mediation, Mozambique's remarkable recovery has shown signs of stalling. Malyn Newitt explores the historical roots of Mozambican disunity and hampered development, beginning with the divisive effects of the slave trade, the drawing of colonial frontiers in the 1890s and the lasting particularities of the provinces.

Following the nationalist guerrillas' victory against the Portuguese in 1975, these regional divisions resurfaced in a civil war pitting the south against the north and centre. The settlement of the early 1990s is now under threat from a revived insurgency, and the ghosts of the past remain.

This book seeks to distil this complex history, and to understand why, twenty-five years after the Peace Accord, Mozambicans still remain among the poorest people in the world.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-30
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9781868429417

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Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity. Going beyond the problems of a single country, Hlumelo Biko calls for a reorientation of values, on a continental scale, to suit the needs and priorities of Africans. Building on the premise that slavery, colonialism, imperialism and apartheid fundamentally unbalanced the values and indeed the very self- concept of Africans, he offers realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afro-centric identity. Historically, African values were shaped by a sense of abundance, in material and mental terms, and by strong ties of community. The intrusion of religious, economic and legal systems imposed by conquerors, traders and missionaries upset this balance, and the African identity was subsumed by the values of the newcomers.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-04-30
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9781473660595

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Until very recently, there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13 000 years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering land bridge. Over the next two thousand years, their descendants supposedly spread out through Central and South America reaching the southern tip of Chile. Meanwhile, the Ice Age ended, the sea level rose, the Bering land bridge was submerged, and the Americas were isolated from the rest of the world.
Largely because of this consensus, there has not been a single serious attempt in modern scholarship to investigate the possibility that the Americas might have played an important part in the still incomplete story of human origins, or in the equally incomplete story of the origins of civilization.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-31
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9780620500142

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Anderkant Cuito is die verhaal van 'n groep oudsoldate wat teruggaan na ou basisse en slagvelde in Namibië en Angola, waar die Grensoorlog van 1966 tot 1989 gewoed het.
Hulle deel herinneringe, onthou makkers, ontlaai, reik uit na ou vyande, maak vriende langs die pad, reis deur die geskiedenis en soek na die waarheid. Hulle is die generasie wat 'n vuur - in 1914 aangesteek en aan die gang gehou deur politici - ver buite die grense van Suid-Afrika moes gaan blus.
'n Reis van 17 dae word uiteindelik 'n reis van meer as 'n 100 jaar deur die verlede. Die toergeselskap maak kennis met geskiedenis wat verswyg is, maar gedurende die Grensoorlog teruggekom het om die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag aan die hakskeen te byt. So byvoorbeeld was daar die eerste Suid-Afrikaanse militêre operasie op die grens (1917) om die Ovakwanyama koning, Mandume ya Nedemufayo, te elimineer. Die Owambo's het dit nooit vergeet nie en koning Mandume se spook het Suid-Afrikaanse soldate gedurende die Grensoorlog agtervolg, sonder dat hulle dit geweet het. Maar die sluier word ook gelig oor Operasie Firewood (1987), een van die heel bloedigste gevegte van die Grensoorlog, toe SWAPO se PLAN-guerrillas 'n Suid-Afrikaanse aanvalsmag trompop stormgeloop het.
Die oudsoldate se reis lei uiteindelik na die veelbesproke Cuito Cuanavale: Wie het gewen? Anders as destyds word die brug by Cuito hierdie keer oorgesteek. Anderkant Cuito is waarheid, bevryding en verligting. Maar die pad lê gesaai met wrakke en geraamtes…
Anderkant Cuito - 'n reisverhaal van die Grensoorlog, is drie reise in een: 'n Fisiese reis van plek tot plek, 'n reis deur die geskiedenis, maar bowenal 'n kopreis wat die leser by 'n nuwe bestemming uitbring. Die Grensoorlog word deur 'n ander bril beskou as die een wat politici en generaals vir die soldate, hulle ouers en geliefdes opgesit het.
Miskien is hierdie die belangrikste reis in die lewens van duisende wat steeds vra: Vir wat…?
Wie behoort die boek te lees? Almal wat direk en indirek by die Grensoorlog betrokke was, in die geskiedenis belangstel en die waarheid oor dié oorlog wil weet. Dit is 'n lekkerlees boek vir diegene wat graag self 'n reis deur die ou grensgebied wil onderneem, maar om welke rede ookal nie kan nie.
2019 Hersiene uitgawe. Sagteband, 428 bladsye, 32 bladsye foto's volkleur. 12 Kaarte wat teks toelig. 110 episodes met mense se facebook kommentaar. 14 Bylaes onder andere 'n herinneringskrif oor Operasie Firewood.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-12-02
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9781787461703

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The extraordinary true story of the black detective who goes undercover to investigate the KKK.

What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story.

In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a P.O. box for interested enquiries.

All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community.

What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK.

So he does.

Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone. During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK 'Grand Wizard' David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn...

Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a rollercoaster of a crime thriller; a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-08-31
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9780627022319

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This multidisciplinary book consists of 31 chapters covering aspects such as history, sociology, demography, law, economics, environmental studies, politics and public administration - presented in a style that is accessible to both scholars and the general public.; The book provides depth and breadth to the field of politics and society generally, while increasing our knowledge of Botswana in particular. The editors are lecturers at the University of Botswana.
Publikasiedatum: 1998-01-04
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9780008280536

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A masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max Hastings.
Operation Chastise, the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF's 617 Squadron, was an epic that has passed into Britain's national legend.

Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who won the VC leading the raid. In the 21st Century, however, Hastings urges that we should review the Dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew's heroism was wholly authentic, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, who invented the 'bouncing bombs'. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised wildly. What Germans call the Möhnekatastrophe imposed on the Nazi war machine temporary disruption, rather than a crippling blow.

Hastings vividly describes the evolution of Wallis' bomb, and of the squadron which broke the dams at the cost of devastating losses. But he also portrays in harrowing detail those swept away by the torrents. Some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Möhne valley, more than half of them Russian and Polish women, slave labourers under Hitler.

Ironically, Air Marshal Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris gained much of the credit, though he opposed Chastise as a distraction from his city-burning blitz. He also made what the author describes as the operation's biggest mistake - the failure to launch a conventional attack on the Nazis' huge post-raid repair operation, which could have transformed the impact of the dam breaches upon Ruhr industry.

Chastise offers a fascinating retake on legend by a master of the art. Hastings sets the dams raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War, with moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-10-31
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9780795707643

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Between 1959 and 1964, freedom fighter Che Guevara delivered a number of speeches to youth groups and students to inspire and educate them about the revolution. This is a collection of these speeches - a collection of thought as iconic as Che Guevara's image. He remains a hero to many, and represents a form of socialism that is hard to deny.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-05-01
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9780141988351

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On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than five percent of the reactor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout.

In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible: extinguishing the nuclear inferno and putting the reactor to sleep. While it is clear that the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the flaws of its nuclear industry. A little more than five years later, the Soviet Union would fall apart, destroyed from within by its unsustainable communist ideology and the dysfunctional managerial and economic systems laid bare in the wake of the disaster.

A poignant, fast paced account of the drama of heroes, perpetrators, and victims, Chernobyl is the definitive history of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-05-30

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