In June 1940, the U.S. Coast Guard set out to survey the coast of Greenland, the largest island in the world--and the coldest. A year and a half before the country entered the Second World War, the United States was looking for a place to put an airfield that would serve as a bridge to Europe. (For the same reason, British troops seized Iceland; they would later be replaced by American soldiers.) Thus began the saga of Bluie West One, whose 5,000-foot pierced-steel runway would serve as an interim stop for ten thousand American bombers and twin-engine fighters en route to the Second World War. In the 1950s, BW-1 provided the same service for turbojet warplanes. Meanwhile, a strange legend grew up around the station hospital, which travel writers,
novelists, and movie-makers have claimed was a warehouse for Korean War veterans too wounded to return home.Daniel Ford traveled to Greenland to explore the truth and fiction of Bluie West One, which he relates in this engaging little book. (About 6000 words)
Crochet patterns depicting world-changing women from Marie Curie to Malala, using the Japanese art of amigurumi.
Whether it's Greta, RBG, or Billie Holiday, this collection of crochet patterns celebrates fifteen women who have made an impact on the global stage in fields like politics, sports, and science. Learn more about each of the characters featured in this collection and make unique gifts to inspire and delight all generations.
Marie Curie • Cleopatra • Queen Elizabeth II • Malala Yousafzai • Rosa Parks • Billie Holiday • Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Serena Williams • Greta Thunberg • Jane Goodall • Amelia Earhart • Jane Austen • Florence Nightingale • Audrey Hepburn • Emmeline Pankhurst
Twenty-five hundred years ago, Pythagoras taught that the simple counting numbers are the basic building blocks of reality. A century and a half later, Plato argued that the world we live in is but a poor copy of the world of ideas. Neither realized that their numbers and ideas might also be the most basic components of the human psych: archetypes. This book traces the modern evolution of this idea from the Renaissance to the 20th century, leading up to the archetypal hypothesis of psychologist C. G. Jung, and the mirroring of mathematical ideas of Kurt Gödel.
However repugnant, torture has been practised, either publicly approved or clandestinely, for thousands of years. From the rack to electrodes, from witch- hunts to the Inquisition to a post-colonial world, torture is something we have always lived with.The History of Torture tells the complete story, from the ancient world to the present day, from physical cruelty to mental torment. The rack may be thought of as something medieval, but was first written about in ancient Greece, thumbscrews were introduced to western Europe from Russia in the 17th century, and with the 20th century came the use of electricity and hallucinogenic drugs to elicit confessions.Ranging from the ancient world to World War II, from the war in Algeria (1954– 62) to the torture of the IRA in Northern Ireland, from the torture of Native Americans to India, China, Japan and Cambodia’s Killing Fields, the book also details the torture that has taken place since 9/11, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Guantanamo Bay.Meticulously researched, The History of Torture is illustrated with more than 100 etchings, paintings and photographs. It offers a remarkable overview of the uses and abuses of power, both within and outside the legal system.
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur
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What’s real, what’s fake? Who’s to be blamed? Who’s the hero and who’s the victim? Have you ever wondered how the USA was built from the time of “discovery” to the present day? Without the school or government twisting around the facts? This book is a perspective of America as it built its empire. (Without romanticizing the facts)
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“History is important. If you don’t know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything” – Howard Zinn
This book reveals the cruel truth of the US as it was building its empire. It explores the extreme racism, sexism, and unfairness of the US back in the older days. Understand your history and understand how fortunate you are right now. Indulge in a captivating and inspiring read.
P.S. Influence will open your eyes to the many tactics and tools used by compliance professionals which you will immediately recognize and learn how to protect yourself against them, or even become a compliance professional yourself.
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