The Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries saw a period of technological, historical, and even social advancements. Men like James Hargreaves and Eli Whitney worked to make life easier for the working class, inventing machines like the spinning jenny and the cotton gin. But men weren´t the only luminaries of the Industrial Revolution: women of all ages from the joined in the revolution to further advance society. Margaret Elizabeth Knight brought paper bags to the world, and Elizabeth Magie´s interest in politics and economics gave us the much beloved game of Monopoly. And what would we do without Tabitha Babbitt´s circular saw or Josephine Cochran´s dishwasher? In today´s modern world, we often take important inventions like these for granted, but with their female inventors, we´d be living vastly different lives. A part of the Hidden in History series, ´´The Untold Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution´´ shares the stories of women who should be remembered for their remarkable talents, ingenious inventions, and hard work, but have been previously overshadowed and forgotten to history.
An exciting account of the origins of the modern world Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics-contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. Herman has charted a fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong. How the Scots Invented the Modern World reveals how Scottish genius for creating the basic ideas and institutions of modern life stamped the lives of a series of remarkable historical figures, from James Watt and Adam Smith to Andrew Carnegie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and how Scottish heroes continue to inspire our contemporary culture, from William ´´Braveheart´´ Wallace to James Bond. And no one who takes this incredible historical trek will ever view the Scots-or the modern West-in the same way again.
The compelling saga of a man who lives forever. Germaine pulls the memories of those about to die and binds them into his own. He is a blend of memories and his own mind is a history of mankind. Germaine can claim immortality yet he has died a thousand deaths. He has traversed the paths of mankind for untold years with his companion, Lilith. But Lilith´s disappearance and the perils of the modern world direct him to undertake a new quest - to surrender his immortality. This is the introductory story of Saint Germaine and collects the Saint Germaine comic series, issues 1-4 plus a bonus story - ´The Tragedy of Falstaff´, based on the character created by William Shakespeare.
Are war clouds gathering in Asia? Will China make good on threats to invade Taiwan? What would this conflict mean for America and the world? Exposing internal Chinese military documents and restricted-access studies, The Chinese Invasion Threat explores the secret world of war planning and strategy, espionage and national security. From a historic spy case that saved Taiwan from communist takeover to modern day covert action programs, and from emergency alert procedures to underground coastal defense networks, this is the untold story of the most dangerous flashpoint of our times.
One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with ´´deviant´´ male homosexuality by scores of Western travelers, historians, writers, and artists for well over four hundred years. And this story stands to shatter our preconceptions of Orientalism. To illuminate why and how the Islamicate world became the locus for such fantasies and desires, Boone deploys a supple mode of analysis that reveals how the cultural exchanges between Middle East and West have always been reciprocal and often mutual. He draws on untranslated Middle Eastern manuscripts and European belles-lettres to miniature paintings and photographic erotica.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles-the inspiration for the hit TNT series-continue their bestselling crime-solving streak. For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston´s Crispin Museum. Dubbed ´´Madam X,´´ the recently rediscovered mummy is, to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian artifact. But medical examiner Maura Isles discovers a macabre message hidden within the corpse-horrifying proof that this ´´centuries-old´´ relic is instead a modern-day murder victim. When the grisly remains of two other women are found, it becomes clear to Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli that a maniac is at large. Now Maura and Jane must unravel a murderer´s twisted endgame before the Archaeology Killer adds another chilling artifact to his monstrous collection.