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The Western Heritage


The Western Heritage
  • Author : Donald Kagan
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1998-10
  • ISBN : 0130814113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Western Heritage


Western Heritage
  • Author : Paul Andrew Hutton
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2013-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780806189734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The enduring fascination of the American West marks this collection of essays by distinguished historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a celebrated screenwriter. All of these articles have won Wrangler Awards—the western equivalent of the Oscars—presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Exciting storytelling, a hallmark of western writing, shapes every selection. C. L. Sonnichsen's 1986 revisionist account of Geronimo's life foreshadows the work of younger historians who continue to deepen our understanding of American Indian history. Jeffrey Pearson's story of the death of Crazy Horse and Greg Michno's novelistic rendering of the Lakota view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn represent history as practiced by scholars who are also powerful writers. Journalist-screenwriter William Broyles's narrative of the King family and ranch is a Texas saga as captivating as anything by Larry McMurtry. The renowned novelist Oakley Hall writes with a historian's precision about Wyoming, setting for The Virginian and site of the Teapot Dome scandal and the Johnson County range war. Focusing on Charles M. Russell, Raphael Cristy establishes the western artist's importance as a writer who overturned stereotypes about American Indians. Environmental studies are showcased in Dan Flores's essays on the demise of the great buffalo herds and the history of the horse trade. And no overview of the West would be complete without military and law enforcement history, amply represented by Robert M. Utley's work on the Texas Rangers, Paul Hutton's panoramic recounting of the Alamo, and Sally Denton's new look at the controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre, incorporating the latest forensic evidence. In what serves as a fitting coda to the violent yet inspiring history of the American West, Hutton offers a stirring account of Teddy Roosevelt's leadership at the Battle of San Juan Hill. This is a collection as pleasurable to read as it is rich with great and significant stories about one of the most enduring national epochs—the history of the great American West.

Liberty and Civilization


Liberty and Civilization
  • Author : Roger Scruton
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release : 2009-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781594033834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An essential volume of essays commissioned by the American Spectator and edited by the philosopher Roger Scruton, Liberty and Civilization examines the intellectual and spiritual traditions of our belief in individual liberty, from its Judeo Christian origins on through Enlightenment philosophy. As we are confronted by belligerent atheism at home and jihadist Islam abroad, Liberty and Civilization is an invaluable tool for understanding why it is critical that we defend the cultural, religious, and intellectual institutions that have made our civilization great. As one would expect from the American Spectator, the responses are both fiery and edifying, representing a broad swath of American conservative thought. The essayists include Paul Johnson, Anne Applebaum, Robert Bork, Robert P. George, Christina Hoff Sommers, and Roger Scruton.

The Western Heritage 1300 1815


The Western Heritage  1300 1815
  • Author : Donald Kagan
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995-08
  • ISBN : 0134392663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural and political history, this text is presented in a flexible chronological organization. The new Ninth Edition provides updated scholarship, expanded coverage of cultural history, the ancient Near East, late antiquity, imperialism, and the Holocaust.

The Western Heritage


The Western Heritage
  • Author : David Langston
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release : 2012-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780205956548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. An authoritative account of Western civilizations. The Western Heritage provides the broadest possible introduction to Western civilization in a strong, clear narrative. It fosters lively debate about the West, defines how the West has interacted with other cultures, and shows how Western civilization can be used to understand global challenges today. The text integrates social, cultural, and political history, and it provides a flexible presentation to accommodate different teaching and learning approaches. The 11th edition is tied closely to MyHistoryLab, with icons connecting the main narrative to an array of MyHistoryLab resources, including documents, video segments, and interactive maps. The authors welcome Alison Frank, professor of history at Harvard University, to their team for this edition. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning – The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking – Chapter opening and end-of-chapter study resources help students understand the themes and spark class discussion. Engage Students – Box features included throughout the text encourage the use of visual and textual sources while promoting debate about the West. Support Instructors – Instructor’s eText, MyHistoryLab, Instructor’s Resource Manual, Test Item File, MyTest, PowerPoint presentations, and Class Preparation are available. For volume 1 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205423868 For volume 2 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205434517 Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit: www.myhistorylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistorylab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205896316/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205896318.