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Jim Smyth

The study of Ireland in the explosive decade of the 1790s is a growing area in the study of Irish history. Historians generally focus on on the radical and revolutionary United Irish movement, popular politics, and the lower-class secret society, the Defenders. This volume of essays explores United Irish propaganda and organisation, and looks at the forces of revolution before and during the 1798 rebellion. It also begins to redress imbalances in the historiography of the period by turning to the face of counter-revolution - examining the crisis in law and order, the role of the magistrates, the strength and weaknesses of the state, and the scope and character of the repression following the rebellion. Other essays consider the short-term and longer-term consequences of these momentous events, including their impact upon the churches, the Act of Union, and the politics of early nineteenth-century America.

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Ernst Wolfgang Becker

War die Französische Revolution von 1789 der Beginn einer ganz neuen Zeit, die sich von der Vergangenheit verabschiedete? Lösten Revolutionen und die Beschleunigung von »Zeit« die Erfahrungsräume der Gegenwart von dem Erwartungshorizont der Zukunft ab? Konnte die Vergangenheit nicht mehr Lehrmeisterin der Zukunft sein? Rückten »Zeit« und Geschichte nun in den Verfügungsraum menschlichen Handelns? Herausragende philosophische und literarische Werke der Revolutionszeit legen es nahe, diese Fragen zu bejahen. Ernst Wolfgang Becker erweitert jedoch das Blickfeld und untersucht die Zeiterfahrungen in Deutschland während der Französischen Revolution, im Vormärz und in der Revolution von 1848/49 aus erfahrungsgeschichtlicher Perspektive. Dabei ordnet er das Zeitbewußtsein drei politischen Strömungen zu, der konservativen, liberalen und demokratischen.Revolutionen wirkten keineswegs als Zäsur im Zeitbewußtsein der Menschen. Die Zeitgenossen versprachen sich von einer Revolution auch keinen Epochenbruch, sondern einen Wiedereinstieg in einen evolutionären und von jeder politischen Strömung anders gedeuteten Fortschrittsprozeß. Für die Demokraten etwa war eine Revolution ein restaurativer Akt der Notwehr gegen die reaktionäre Entwicklungsblockade, und auch die Konservativen sahen in der Revolutionsgefahr im Vormärz das Ergebnis eines gehemmten Bewegungsbedürfnisses. Es gab dementsprechend auch keinen Bruch mit der Vergangenheit. Gerade Revolutionäre wollten an bisher unerfüllte verfassungsrechtliche und nationalstaatliche Hoffnungen der Vergangenheit anknüpfen. Die Geschichte blieb ein Reservoir für Zukunftserwartungen. »Zeit« wurde also nicht für die Menschen verfügbar, sie blieb eingespannt in einen allgemeinen Fortschrittsprozeß.

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Felix Morrow

A contemporary account of the revolution and civil war in Spain in the 1930s in which the proletariat, betrayed by its Stalinist, social democratic, and anarchist leaderships, went down to defeat under the blows of an armed fascist movement.

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Felix Morrow

A contemporary account of the revolution and civil war in Spain in the 1930s in which the proletariat, betrayed by its Stalinist' social democratic, and anarchist leaderships, went down to defeat under the blows of an armed fascist movement.

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Alice Dinerman

This groundbreaking study investigates defining themes in the field of social memory studies as they bear on the politics of post-Cold-War, post-apartheid Southern Africa. Alice Dinerman offers a detailed chronicle of the Mozambican government’s attempts to revise the country's troubled postcolonial past with a view to negotiating the political challenges posed by the present. In doing so, she lays bare the path-dependence of memory practices, while tracing their divergent trajectories, shifting meanings and varied combinations within ruling discourse and performance. Central themes include: the interplay between past and present the dialectic between remembering and forgetting the dynamics between popular and official memory discourses the politics of acknowledgement. Dinerman’s original analysis is essential reading for students of modern Africa, the sociology of memory, Third World politics and post-conflict societies.

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Jakob Ejersbo

Revolution is a collection of eleven short stories that act as a vital bridge between the novels Exile and Liberty. But it is also so much more than that. Ejersbo had a remarkable and unaffected talent for getting inside the heads of his characters: Moses, a worker in a Tanzanite mine who lives in hope of striking it rich; Sofie, a Greenlander who joins a French conman on his trip around the world; Rachel, who tries to make a life for herself in a city where everyone sees her as a whore in waiting. You feel that Ejerbso could have written from the heart of every person living in Tanzania; and that you could go on reading them forever.

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Ilan Rachum

Although there are scores of books on the theme of revolution, Ilan Rachum's study is unique in its analysis from the perspective of political discourse. It examines how the term 'revolution' entered Western political vocabulary through a historical survey covering the early Renaissance to the French Revolution. Antecedents of the term 'revolution' originated in Italy, from where they spread with modifications to France and finally England. Rachum also examines the use and significance of the term during the Enlightenment, the emergence of the epithet 'American Revolution', and the rebounding effects of this term on French intellectuals on the eve of 1789. This fascinating study will excite historians, political scientists, and anyone with an interest in the history of ideas that have had a lasting impact on how we perceive and describe social change.

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Jennifer Donnelly

Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light. Revolution artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love; it spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart. BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break. PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape. Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present. Praise for Revolution: An ABA Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults A Kirkus Reviews Best Book #1 Indiebound pick for fall 2010 A School Library Journal Best Book A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book Amazon.com Best Book of the Year [STAR] "A sumptuous feast of a novel, rich in mood, character, and emotion."--School Library Journal, Starred [STAR] "Every detail is meticulously inscribed into a multi-layered narrative that is as wise, honest, and moving as it is cunningly worked. Readers . . . will find this brilliantly crafted work utterly absorbing."--The Bulletin, Starred [STAR] "Brilliantly realized, complete, and complex. The novel is rich with detail, and both the Brooklyn and Paris settings provide important grounding for the haunting and beautifully told story."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

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Deb Olin Unferth

Rising literary star Deb Olin Unferth offers a new twist on the coming-of-age memoir in this utterly unique and captivating story of the year she ran away from college with her Christian boyfriend and followed him to Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas. Despite their earnest commitment to a myriad of revolutionary causes and to each other, the couple find themselves unwanted, unhelpful, and unprepared as they bop around Central America, looking for "revolution jobs." The year is 1987, a turning point in the Cold War. The East-West balance has begun to tip, although the world doesn't know it yet, especially not Unferth and her fiancé (he proposes on a roadside in El Salvador). The months wear on and cracks begin to form in their relationship: they get fired, they get sick, they run out of money, they grow disillusioned with the revolution and each other. But years later the trip remains fixed in her mind and she finally goes back to Nicaragua to try to make sense of it all. Unferth's heartbreaking and hilarious memoir perfectly captures the youthful search for meaning, and is an absorbing rumination on what happens to a country and its people after the revolution is over.

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Peter Ackroyd

Revolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange, the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in our towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.

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Randi Cooley Wilson

A KING RISESA FATE SEALSA REALM FALLSEve Collins has set in motion a chain of events that could destroy everything she's ever loved. Surrounded by dangerous creatures, dark worlds, and the struggle to become who she was meant to be, Eve must complete her ascension and accept her destiny. War has begun. Losing is not an option. With dangers lurking around each corner, and everything against her, will Eve sacrifice her own happiness in order to tip the scale of balance? Which side will rise to power, and which fall to fate? In this fourth installment in The Revelation Series, Eve must risk it all in order to prevent a centuries old war. Everything comes with a sacrifice, even love.

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George Barna

This groundbreaking book shows that a revolution is already taking place within the church—one that will affect every believer in America. Committed, born-again Christians are exiting the established church in massive numbers. Why are they leaving? Where are they going? And what does this mean for the future of the church? Drawing upon extensive data, renowned researcher and author George Barna predicts how this revolution will affect the organized church, how Christ's body of believers should react, and how individuals who are considering leaving (or those who have already left) can respond. For leaders working for positive change in the church, and for believers struggling to find a spiritual community and worship experience that resonates . . . get ready, because a revolution is here.

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Michael Brown

Michael Brown's message for today's young people is unconditional and unequivocal: Join the God-driven revolution! It's the only cause worth living and dying for, the only road to follow that truly makes a difference! Don't play church and don't follow the crowd. Take the lead, without turning back! David and Daniel were fearless leaders of the army of God. Now it's time to enlist! If this sounds radical and extreme, you're hearing Michael Brown correctly. As he reminds us, America was forged in the crucible of revolution. And now's the time to wage an all-out war for "one nation under God"!

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David Quantick

Most books about the Beatles reveal the big picture first and ask questions afterward. This book reverses that approach. It takes a fresh and often funny look at the magnificent and sometimes idiotic career path of the Beatles through the prism of one vital album -- a record considered by many (including John Lennon) to be the one on which they reached their peak as songwriters. It focuses not just on the intimate recording details and creative process, but on the politics, music, and culture of the era, as well as the band's individual development amid increasing dissolution. In crisp and witty prose, the inside stories behind the making and release of the album are revealed: how the White Album got its look and name; why it included the most experimental track the Beatles ever recorded; how it inspired the bloody massacres of Charles Manson and his 'family'; why Ringo Starr walked out on the sessions and who replaced him; the actual identities of 'Dear Prudence', 'Sexy Sadie', 'Martha My Dear', 'Julia' and 'Bungalow Bill'; on which song Yoko sang lead; which song is about Eric Clapton's teeth;

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Jerome Kelly

It is the year 2062. Having been culturally uplifted by an extraterrestrial race, Earth is now a member of a galactic alliance of races. Unfortunately, the Human race’s short time among this peaceful group has been brought to an end by war. The Vulians, an aggressive and violent race, have successfully conquered each of the ten races of the Tolian alliance along with Earth too. Faced with overwhelming odds, the vast majority of the military forces of the once mighty races of the galaxy are now all but eliminated and only a few people remain capable of fighting back against the oppressors. In the middle of the chaos, two young cadets, James Tavarez and Amario Richards, have begun to fight back against the Vulian empire and for almost two years, they have disrupted their operations enough to make themselves two of the galaxy’s most wanted men. With the ruthless Vulian military closing in on them, James and Amario are forced to flee their home-world, Earth, and travel to the planet Tolis where they believe the military have prepared a safe place for them to hide. What they come to realise is that their part in events is merely beginning and they have been called to join a revolution against the Vulian empire... One that they hope will finally overthrow the Vulian occupiers and restore order to the galaxy.

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Bill Lucas

We have reached a turning point in our development as a species. In the coming decades we face significant global challenges in terms of climate change, biodiversity, food and water resources and violent extremism. At the local level, these seem like crazy times, with the speed of change accelerating faster than ever. In rEvolution, best-selling author Bill Lucas suggests some of the ways we can all succeed in today's complex world. 150 years after Charles Darwin invented the concept of natural selection, Bill argues that the rules of evolution are changing. To thrive in our current crazy world we need a new kind of "mind-ware".Specifically we need to develop our adaptive intelligence. Drawing on new and emerging sciences and using approaches previously applied in other domains, this book describes some of the practical steps you can take at home, at school, in the workplace and in the wider community to ensure that you can constantly adapt to new circumstances. Bill's analysis, optimism and suggestions for practical learning make this an essential addition to the book shelf of all thoughtful questioning members of the species!