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📒Ap European History Crash Course ✍ Larry Krieger
📝AP European History Crash Course Book Synopsis : AP European History Crash Course - Get a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time! Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. AP European History Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP European History course description outline and actual AP test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Broken down into major topics and themes in European History from the Renaissance through the present day, REA gives you two ways to study the material — chronologically or thematically. Expert Test-taking Strategies Written by a former AP teacher who has studied AP exams for 20 years, the author shares detailed, question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following his expert advice, you can boost your overall point score. Key Terms You Must Know Mastering AP vocabulary terms is an easy way to boost your score. Our AP expert gives you the key terms all AP European History students must know before test day. Take REA’s Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our full-length practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring. The exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual AP exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way. When it’s crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement exam is just around the corner, you need REA’s European History Crash Course!
📝Let s Go Europe Book Synopsis :
📒A World Lit Only By Fire ✍ William Manchester
📝A World Lit Only by Fire Book Synopsis : Explores the sordidness and the splendor of the Middle Ages as well as the collapse of the medieval mind and its metamorphosis into The Renaissance.
📒Study Abroad 2006 ✍ Peterson's
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📒How To Read Paris ✍ Chris Rogers
📝How to Read Paris Book Synopsis : How to Read Paris is a pocket-sized guide to understanding and appreciating the architecture of Paris. Packed with detailed drawings, plans and photographs, and covering squares, bridges, streets and monuments as well as buildings, it is both a fascinating architectural history and an effective I-spy guide - a must-read for anyone with an interest in this fascinating and beautiful city. Compact enough to carry in your pocket yet serious enough to impart a real understanding, this handy reference guide.
📒The Elegance Of The Hedgehog ✍ Muriel Barbery
📝The Elegance of the Hedgehog Book Synopsis : Renée is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this façade lies the real Renée: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Renée lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever.
📒The Sinner S Grand Tour ✍ Tony Perrottet
📝The Sinner s Grand Tour Book Synopsis : The Grand Tour: the cultural rite of passage from London to Paris, Berlin, Venice, Florence, Rome, and down to the boot of Italy, which linked the Continent’s most spectacular artistic treasures Sex and travel have always been intertwined, and never more so than on the classic Grand Tour of Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today the Continent is still littered with salacious remnants of that golden age, where secret boudoirs, notorious dungeons, and forbidden artifacts lured travelers all the way from London to Capri. In The Sinner’s Grand Tour, celebrated historian and travel writer Tony Perrottet sets off to discover a string of legendary sites and relics that are still kept far from public view. In southern France, an ancient text leads him inside the château of the Marquis de Sade, now owned by fashion icon Pierre Cardin. In Paris, an 1883 prostitute guide helps him discover the Belle Époque fantasy brothel Le Chabanais and the lost “sex chair” of King Edward VII. Renaissance documents in the Vatican Secret Archives point the way to the Pope’s very own apartments in Vatican City, wherein lies the fabled Stufetta del Bibbiena, a pornography-covered bathroom painted by Raphael in 1516. With his unique blend of original research, sharp wit, and hilarious anecdotes, Perrottet brings us a romping travel adventure through the scandalous backrooms of historical Europe.
📝Glamour Book Synopsis :
📒Barron S Ap World History ✍ John McCannon
📝Barron s AP World History Book Synopsis : Comprehensive review of the subject and 2 full-length practice exams.
📒Bust ✍ Matthew Lynn
📝Bust Book Synopsis : In 2001, Greece saw its application for membership into the Eurozone accepted, and the country sat down to the greatest free lunch in economic history. However, the coming years of global economic prosperity would lead to unrestrained spending, cheap borrowing, and a failure to implement financial reform, leaving the country massively exposed to a financial crisis—which duly struck. In Bust: Greece, the Euro, and the Sovereign Debt Crisis, Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn explores Greece's spectacular rise and fall from grace and the global repercussions of its financial disaster. Page by page, he provides a thrilling account of the Greek financial crisis, drawing out its origins, how it escalated, and its implications for a fragile global economy. Along the way, Lynn looks at how the Greek contagion has spread like wildfire throughout Europe and explores how government ineptitude as well as financial speculators compounded the problem. Blending financial history, politics, and current affairs, Lynn skillfully tells the story of how one nation rode the wave of economic prosperity and brought a continent, a currency, and, potentially, the global financial system to its knees. Lively, engaging, and thought provoking, Bust reminds us just how interconnected the world really is.
📒Postwar ✍ Tony Judt
📝Postwar Book Synopsis : Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself. Postwar tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here. Running right up to the Iraq war and the election of Benedict XVI, Postwar makes sense of Europe's recent history and identity, of what Europe is and has been. It is nothing less than a masterpiece. Shortlisted for the Pulitzer and Samuel Johnson Prizes. Winner of the Arthur Ross Book Award.
📝The Illustrated London News Book Synopsis :
📒Journey Into Madness ✍ Gordon Thomas
📝Journey Into Madness Book Synopsis : The first fully detailed investigation of secret mind-control experiments andmedical tortures that are still being performed around the world--a real lifeManchurian Candidate expose.
📝Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Book Synopsis :
📒The New Urban Frontier ✍ Neil Smith
📝The New Urban Frontier Book Synopsis : Why have so many central and inner cities in Europe, North America and Australia been so radically revamped in the last three decades, converting urban decay into new chic? Will the process continue in the twenty-first century or has it ended? What does this mean for the people who live there? Can they do anything about it? This book challenges conventional wisdom, which holds gentrification to be the simple outcome of new middle-class tastes and a demand for urban living. It reveals gentrification as part of a much larger shift in the political economy and culture of the late twentieth century. Documenting in gritty detail the conflicts that gentrification brings to the new urban 'frontiers', the author explores the interconnections of urban policy, patterns of investment, eviction, and homelessness. The failure of liberal urban policy and the end of the 1980s financial boom have made the end-of-the-century city a darker and more dangerous place. Public policy and the private market are conspiring against minorities, working people, the poor, and the homeless as never before. In the emerging revanchist city, gentrification has become part of this policy of revenge.
📒The Art And Archaeology Of Venetian Ships And Boats ✍ Lillian Ray Martin
📝The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats Book Synopsis : Presents a brief history of Venetian art and then catalogues each known piece of Venetian art that depicts watercraft. Through detailed analysis of these images the author reveals important facts about the construction, rigging, and use of these watercraft.
📝The Warsaw Voice Business and Economy Yearbook Book Synopsis :
📒I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp ✍ Richard Hell
📝I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp Book Synopsis : The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll... From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place of limitless possibilities. He arrived penniless with the idea of becoming a poet; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era. Hell was significantly responsible for creating CBGB as punk ground zero; his Voidoids toured notoriously with the Clash, and Malcolm McLaren would credit Hell as inspiration for the Sex Pistols. There were kinetic nights in New York's club demi-monde, descent into drug addiction, and an ever-present yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. "We lived in the suburbs in America in the fifties," Hell writes. "My roots are shallow. I'm a little jealous of people with strong ethnic and cultural roots. Lucky Martin Scorsese or Art Spiegelman or Dave Chappelle. I came from Hopalong Cassidy and Bugs Bunny and first grade at ordinary Maxwell Elementary." How this legendary downtown artist went from a prosaic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York's and London's restless youth cultures—and spawn the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debbie Harry—is just part of the fascinating story Hell tells. With stunning powers of observation, he delves into the details of both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, clarity, and piercing intelligence that classic journey: the life of one who comes from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion.
📝The Musical World Book Synopsis :
📒Freedom Betrayed ✍ George H. Nash
📝Freedom Betrayed Book Synopsis : Herbert Hoover's "magnum opus"—at last published nearly fifty years after its completion—offers a revisionist reexamination of World War II and its cold war aftermath and a sweeping indictment of the "lost statesmanship" of Franklin Roosevelt. Hoover offers his frank evaluation of Roosevelt's foreign policies before Pearl Harbor and policies during the war, as well as an examination of the war's consequences, including the expansion of the Soviet empire at war's end and the eruption of the cold war against the Communists.