Since its landmark publication in 1980, a people’s history of the united states has had six new editions, sold in excess of 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading, and been turned into an acclaimed play. Not merely a successful book, a people’s history triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up.
Now, Howard Zinn, cartoonist Mike Konopacki, and historian Paul Buhle have collaborated to retell, in vibrant graphic detail, a most immediate and relevant chapter of a People’s History: the centuries- long story of America’s actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn himself, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism and intervention from wounded knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at world war 1, Vietnam the Iranian revolution, and central America. The book also follows Zinn’s own story, as the son of poor jewish immigrants becomes one of the America’s leading historians.
Blackheath FC rugby club, or ‘The Club’ as it is known holds a very special place in the history of rugby football. Not only is it the oldest open club in existence, but it and its representatives have played a crucial part in the development of the game itself; indeed over 240 players of international standing have played in The Club’s famous red-and-black shirt – a record that cannot be matched by any other rugby club.
Carlisle United have had some truly great footballers over the years, but it takes someone very special to attain cult status at Brunton Park. Someone like Jimmy McConnell, who wound up opposition players by telling them he would put them on their backsides before scoring a goal! Then there was the legendary Alan Ross, a goalkeeper who enjoyed reading a newspaper… during a game. Then there was the one and only Stan Bowles, who was collected by taxi from the bokkies just before home games.
Part of the brand-new Mitchell Beazley discovering wine country series, this is most useful and easy-to-use travel companion for anyone exploring France’s Mediterranean vineyards who wishes to tour around the diverse landscapes and buy best wines available.
In 1976, Bayern Munich broke French hearts when they defeated St Etienne in the final of the European Cup. It was a measure of the then State of French football that crowds lined the Champs-Elysees to greet the losing Les Verts. Twenty-two years later, the Paris streets were crowded again, but this time it was the World Cup winners they were cheering. French football had finally come of age.
Le Foot charts France’s remarkable rise from second-class footballing nation to worthy world champions. It describes the influence of Auxerre’s youth academy and the scandals of greedy money men; how CANOTONA became king of England and ZIDANE the world’s best player. It looks at how players like PETIT, BARTHEZ and ANELKA are increasingly acquiring superstar status, iconised by the music, fashion and advertising industries.
This series presents a broad overview of some of the most fascinating societies and cultures in history. Each title focuses on a particular period in the history of a region. And gives details of the events that helped to shape life in that region. There is analysis of types of government. Religious beliefs, science, technology and the arts, as well as a look at the everyday life both rich and poor. Clear. Informative text, maps, colour photographs, timeline and glossary make looking back ideal for those studying history, and for the general reader.
When England’s rugby team set off to France to defend their world title, few outsiders gave them much chance. A run of poor results and injuries left them looking under-prepared and outgunned. When they struggled to beat the USA and were destroyed 36-0 by South Africa, a record defeat for England in the World Cup, many feared they wouldn’t even qualify from their group.
With a new manager and several new players having arrived at Anfield, a new era at Liverpool Football Club is well under way. In your Official 2011 Annual, we bring you exclusive interviews with the men who matter inside your favourite club, we reflect on an action-packed last twelve months on the red half of Merseyside, look back at how Reds players fared in last summer’s World Cup and test your knowledge with an LFC quiz. It’s the Annual which has everything a young Kopite could wish for.
The fighter bombers appeared from nowhere… there was no time to think about firing back, nor even to unharness the horses pulling the artillery. Wolfram buried his head in his arms as the opening salvo exploded all around him. The ground shuddered and jolted as heavy weaponry thumped into the soil. It was like a giant fist punching the ground. Explosion after explosion. Thump – thump – thump.