Türkiye Tarihi Cilt: 1 Osmanlı Devletine Kadar Türkler

By Sina Akşin

Türkiye Tarihi, Oğuz Akkan ile Sina Akşin'in 1980 yılında oluşturdukları bir tasarının ve uzunca bir çalışma ve hazırlık döneminin ürünüdür. Türkiye Tarihi five ciltten oluşmaktadır. Her ciltte, dönemin siyaset, iktisat, düşünce, mimarlık ve sanat tarihleri ayrı bölümlerde incelenmektedir. 1. Cilt Osmanlı Devleti öncesindeki Türkleri ele almaktadır. 2. Cilt Osmanlı Tarihini 1600 yılına değin gözden geçirmektedir. three. Cilt 1600-1908 yıllarını kapsıyor. four. Cilt 1908-1980 dönemini inceliyor. five. Cilt 1980-1995 dönemini, yani şimdiki Türkiye'yi ele alıyor.
Sina Akşin yazarlar kadrosunu oluşturmuş ve yayın yönetmenliğini üstlenmiştir. Siyaset Tarihi bölümlerinin yazarları Ümit Hassan, Metin Kunt, Sina Akşin, Mete Tunçay, Cemil Koçak, Hikmet Özdemir, Bülent Tanör'dür. İktisat Tarihi bölümlerini Halil Berktay, Suraiya Faroqhi, Korkut Boratav, Zafer Toprak yazmışlardır. Düşünce Tarihi bölümleri Ümit Hassan, Hüseyin Yurdaydın, Sina Akşin, Selahattin Hilav, Murat Katoğlu tarafından kaleme alınmıştır. Mimarlık ve Sanat tarihi bölümlerinin tek yazarı Ayla Ödekan'dır.
Sina Akşin Türkiye Tarihi'nin amacını şöyle açıklamaktadır: "... Türkiye'de okullarda ve üniversitelerde okutulan tarih genellikle yüzeysel bir tarihtir. Okullarda öğrenciler için tarih en çekilmez, ezbere dayalı, anlamsız ders durumundadır. Üniversite tarih bölümlerinin puanları, yani tarihçiliğe rağbet, çok düşüktür. Tarih, birçoklarımızın gözünde gerçeğin araştırılacağı, heyecan verici bir bilim dalı değil, kabul edilmiş belirli ideolojik ya da siyasal tutumları destekleyecek kanıtların derleneceği bir alandan ibarettir. İşte biz, bu kitabın, ülkemiz tarihçiliğini hal-i pur melalinden kurtarmaya belki mütevazi bir katkısı olur diye düşündük."
Elinizdeki bu cilt, Osmanlı Devletine kadar Türklerin iktisadi ve toplumsal tarihi, kültürü, mimarlık ve sanat tarihi için vazgeçilmez bir kaynaktır.

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Wharton (Images of America)

By Paul N. Spellman

On a bend within the Colorado River the place it meanders during the Bay Prairie lies the city of Wharton. Caney and Peach Creeks spill into the river within reach and mark the bounds of this small neighborhood. Stephen F. Austin first introduced settlers right here within the early 1820s, and town of Wharton used to be geared up in 1846. Named in reminiscence of 2 brothers who fought within the Texas Revolution, town sits astride alternate routes that attach greater towns like Houston and San Antonio. Steamboats made their approach up the Colorado River, and the railroad bustled via within the Eighties. town started to develop fast via 1900, and now, a century later, Wharton honors a various cultural historical past handed down for 6 generations. at the present time Wharton has greater than 9,000 citizens who make up a various and thriving group, and who nonetheless take pleasure in their precise position alongside the strong Colorado River.

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The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest

By Broughton Coburn

By the writer of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain with out Mercy, this chronicle of the long-lasting first American day trip to Mt. Everest in May 1963 – released to coincide with the climb's fiftieth anniversary­ – combines riveting event, a perceptive research of its darkish and terrifying historical context, and revelations a couple of mystery undertaking that followed. 
In the midst of the chilly struggle, opposed to the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the gap race with the Soviet Union, and the quagmire of the Vietnam warfare, a band of iconoclastic, independent-minded American mountaineers trigger for Mt. Everest, aiming to revive America's self belief and optimism.  Their aim is to arrive the summit whereas carrying out clinical examine, yet which course will they take?  may perhaps the chinese language, in a public kin coup, have reached the pinnacle sooner than them?  And what approximately one other American group, led by means of the grandson of a President, that just about bagged the height in an illicit try out a yr earlier?
The giant Unknown is, on one point, a harrowing, character-driven account of the climb itself and its mythical group of alternately inspiring, stricken, and tragic climbers who suffered accidents, a close to mutiny, and dying at the mountain.  it's also an exam of the profound sway the excursion had over the yank attention and experience of identification in the course of a time while the rustic used to be floundering.  And it truly is an research of the expedition's little-known consequence: the choice of a group to plant a CIA surveillance equipment at the Himalayan height of Nanda Devi, to undercover agent into China the place safeguard Intelligence discovered that nuclear missile trying out was once underway.

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The Irony of American History

By Reinhold Niebuhr

“[Niebuhr] is one in every of my favourite philosophers. I remove [from his works] the compelling concept that there’s severe evil on the planet, and worry and ache. And we must always be humble and modest in our trust we will cast off these issues. yet we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and state of being inactive. I remove . . . the experience we need to make those efforts understanding they're hard.”—President Barack Obama
Forged throughout the tumultuous yet effective postwar years while the US got here of age as a global strength, The Irony of yankee History is extra suitable now than ever earlier than. mentioned by way of politicians as different as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Niebuhr’s masterpiece at the incongruity among own beliefs and political fact is either an indictment of yankee ethical complacency and a caution opposed to the boldness of advantage. Impassioned, eloquent, and deeply perceptive, Niebuhr’s knowledge will reason readers to reconsider their assumptions approximately correct and improper, conflict and peace.
 “The very best American theologian of the 20 th century.”—Arthur Schlesinger Jr., New York Times
“Niebuhr is necessary for the left at the present time accurately simply because he warned approximately America’s tendency—including the left’s tendency—to do undesirable issues within the identify of idealism. His suggestion deals a stronger knowing of the place the Bush management went incorrect in Iraq.”—Kevin Mattson, The stable Society
Irony offers the grasp key to realizing the myths and delusions that underpin American statecraft. . . . an important e-book ever written on US overseas policy.”—Andrew J. Bacevich, from the Introduction

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The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe (The Public Square)

By David Marquand

Has Europe's notable postwar restoration limped to an finish? it should look so. the uk, Belgium, France, Italy, and previous Soviet Bloc nations have skilled ethnic or non secular disturbances, occasionally violent. Greece, eire, and Spain are menaced by way of monetary crises. And the euro is in hassle. In The finish of the West, David Marquand, a former member of the British Parliament, argues that Europe's difficulties stem from superseded perceptions of world strength, and demands a drastic swap in ecu governance to halt the continent's slide into irrelevance. Taking a looking examine the continent's governing associations, background, and present demanding situations, Marquand deals a nerve-racking prognosis of Europe's ills to indicate the best way towards a greater destiny.

Exploring the baffling distinction among postwar luck and present mess ups, Marquand examines the rebirth of ethnic groups from Catalonia to Flanders, the increase of xenophobic populism, the democratic deficit that stymies ecu governance, and the thorny questions of the place Europe's borders finish and what it skill to be eu. Marquand contends that as China, India, and different countries upward thrust, Europe needs to abandon historic notions of an enlightened West and a backward East. He demands Europe's leaders and electorate to confront the painful problems with ethnicity, integration, and fiscal unity, and to construct a democratic and federal structure.

A warning call to those that hang to rules of a triumphalist Europe, the top of the West exhibits that the continent needs to draw on all its reserves of highbrow and political creativity to thrive in an more and more turbulent international, the place the very language of "East" and "West" has been emptied of that means. In a brand new preface, Marquand analyzes the present Eurozone crisis--arguing that it was once inevitable end result of the absurdity of mixing financial union with financial disunion--and increases a number of the questions Europe should face in its recovery.

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After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan

By Ted Rall

An unflinching account―in phrases and pictures―of America's longest struggle by way of our so much outspoken picture journalist

Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan―without embedding himself with U.S. squaddies, with no insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs―where not anyone else may move (except, after all, Afghans).
He made lengthy journeys: the 1st within the wake of 11th of September, and the following ten years later to work out what a decade of U.S. career had wrought. at the first journey, he shouted his dispatches right into a satellite tv for pc cell supplied by way of a l. a. radio station, trying to clarify that the booming within the background―and occasionally the foreground―were the sounds of an all-out conflict that not anyone at domestic could totally come clean with. Ten years later, the choice newspapers and radio station that had financed his first journey may perhaps not have enough money to ship him into harm's method, so he became to Kickstarter to fund a groundbreaking attempt to submit on-line a real-time weblog of image journalism (essentially, a nonfiction comedian) documenting what was once relatively occurring at the floor, filed day-by-day by way of satellite tv for pc.
the results of this intrepid reporting is After We Kill You, we'll Welcome You again as venerated Guests―a singular account of 1 made up our minds journalist's attempt to deliver the realities of lifestyles in twenty-first-century Afghanistan to the area within the top approach he is familiar with how: a mixture of travelogue, images, and award-winning comics.

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Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

By Thomas Leslie

For greater than a century, Chicago's skyline has incorporated a few of the world's so much precise and encouraging constructions. This heritage of the Windy City's skyscrapers starts off within the key interval of reconstruction after the nice fireplace of 1871 and concludes in 1934 with the onset of the good melancholy, which introduced architectural development to a standstill. in this time, such iconic landmarks because the Chicago Tribune Tower, the Wrigley construction, the Marshall box and corporate development, the Chicago inventory trade, the Palmolive construction, the Masonic Temple, the town Opera, item Mart, and so on rose to amazing new heights, due to options in construction equipment and fabrics. good, earthbound edifices of iron, brick, and stone made means for towers of metal and plate glass, presenting a impressive new glance to Chicago's becoming city landscape.
Thomas Leslie unearths the day-by-day struggles, technical breakthroughs, and negotiations that produced those extraordinary constructions. He additionally considers how the city's notorious political weather contributed to its structure, as construction and zoning codes have been frequently disputed by way of moving networks of opponents, exertions unions, specialist firms, and municipal bodies.
Featuring greater than 100 images and illustrations of the city's bodily striking and fantastically different structure, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871–1934 highlights an incredibly dynamic, full of life interval of architectural development in Chicago.

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The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business

By Duff McDonald

The tale of McKinsey & Co., America’s such a lot influential and debatable enterprise consulting enterprise, “an updated, full-blown background, advised with wit and readability” (The Wall road Journal).

If you need to be taken heavily, you rent McKinsey & corporation. based in 1926, McKinsey can lay declare to the subsequent partial checklist of accomplishments: its experts have ushered in waves of structural, monetary, and technological switch to the nation’s most sensible firms; they remapped the ability constitution in the White condominium; they even revo­lutionized enterprise colleges. In The manhattan instances bestseller The Firm, famous person monetary journalist Duff McDonald exhibits simply how, in turning into an vital a part of determination making on the maximum degrees, McKinsey has performed not anything under set the process American capitalism.

But he additionally solutions the query that’s at the brain of a person who has ever heard the notice McKinsey: Are they worthy it? in the end, simply as McKinsey could be proven to have helped invent many of the instruments of recent administration, the corporate was once additionally concerned with a few amazing mess ups. Its experts have been at the scene while common cars drove itself into the floor, and so they have been K-Mart’s advisers whilst the keep tumbled into disarray. They performed a severe function in development the bomb often called Enron.

McDonald is among the few reporters to haven't simply parsed the checklist but in addition penetrated the tradition of McKinsey itself. His entry places him in a distinct place to illustrate while it truly is worthy hiring those gurus—and while they’re jam-packed with smoke.

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Culture and Values: A Survey of the Western Humanities (8th Edition)

By Lawrence S. Cunningham, Lois Fichner-Rathus, John J. Reich

Tradition AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE WESTERN HUMANITIES takes you on a desirable journey of a few of the world's most vital examples of artwork, track, philosophy, and literature, from the beginnings of civilization to this day. New good points within the 8th variation are designed to make it effortless that you should comprehend the impression of ancient occasions and values at the works produced by means of each one culture--guided discussions of the entire readings, bankruptcy previews, timelines, "Compare and Contrast" sections, "Big Picture" studies on the finish of every bankruptcy, and high quality pictures with transparent captions.

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History Today (May 2016)

Historical past at the present time is an illustrated heritage journal. released per thirty days in London considering that January 1951, it goals to give critical and authoritative heritage to as broad a public as attainable. It covers all classes and realms and publishes articles of conventional narrative background along new examine and historiography.

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