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Lost to the WestLost to the West
Lars Brownworth
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the ...
Number of pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2010-06-01 | ISBN-13: 9780307407962

Our Hearts Fell to the GroundOur Hearts Fell to the Ground
Colin G. Calloway
This unique anthology chronicles the Plains Indians' struggle to maintain their traditional way of life in the changing world of the nineteenth century. Its rich variety of 34 primary sources - including narratives, myths, speeches, and transcribed oral histories - gives students the rare opportunity to view the transformation of the West from Nati ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 1996-04-15 | ISBN-13: 9780312133542

The Rarest BlueThe Rarest Blue
Baruch Sterman
For centuries, blue and purple dyed fabrics ranked among the ancient world s most desirable objects, commanding many times their weight in gold. Few people knew their secrets, carefully guarding the valuable knowledge, and strict laws regulated their production and use. The Rarest Blue tells the incredible story of tekhelet, the elusive sky-blue c ...
Number of pages: 328 | Publication Date: 2017-08-31 | ISBN-13: 9780692890035

Lost HistoryLost History
Michael H. Morgan
In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, it is important to remember that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world. Lost History fills a significant void and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the major the early Muslims played in influenc ...
Number of pages: 320 | Publication Date: 2008-06-17 | ISBN-13: 9781426202803

Lost EnlightenmentLost Enlightenment
S. Frederick Starr
In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, ...
Number of pages: 680 | Publication Date: 2015-06-02 | ISBN-13: 9780691165851

Sister Bernadette's Barking DogSister Bernadette's Barking Dog
Kitty Burns Florey
In its heyday, sentence diagramming was wildly popular in grammar schools across the country. Kitty Burns Florey learned the method in sixth grade from Sister Bernadette: "It was a bit like art, a bit like mathematics. It was a picture of language. I was hooked." Now, in this offbeat history, Florey explores the sentence-diagramming phenomenon, inc ...
Number of pages: 176 | Publication Date: 2007-11-05 | ISBN-13: 9780156034432

Lost Islamic HistoryLost Islamic History
Firas Alkhateeb
Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia.Yet many of the contributions of ...
Number of pages: 248 | Publication Date: 2017-11-15 | ISBN-13: 9781849046893

Lost HistoryLost History
Robert Parry
- Lost History is a kind of All the President's Men in reverse. As that journalistic classic followed Woodward and Bernstein exposing Watergate, Lost History is the inside story of reporters who broke the key stories of the Iran-contra scandal. But instead of basking in praise, they paid a high personal price. In a larger sense, Lost History explai ...
Number of pages: 305 | Publication Date: 1999-07-01 | ISBN-13: 9781893517004

Lost to TimeLost to Time
Martin W. Sandler
Stories that history forgot…but readers will remember“The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fresh and fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been ...
Number of pages: 304 | Publication Date: 2010-06-01 | ISBN-13: 9781402729584

Lost in the Pacific, 1942Lost in the Pacific, 1942
Tod Olson
World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel.At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency land ...
Number of pages: 176 | Publication Date: 2016-10-25 | ISBN-13: 9780545928113

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