Uprising

Uprising
Author: Douglas L. Bland
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781459719460
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Release: 2013-11-09
Editor: Dundurn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When impoverished, poorly educated aboriginals find a modern revolutionary leader, their well-armed attack on vulnerable energy installations sends the Armed Forces scrambling and politicians reeling.

Uprising

Uprising
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781416911715
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Release: 2007-09-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two bestfriends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.

Uprising

Uprising
Author: George Magnus
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0470975334
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Release: 2010-11-18
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emerging markets are big news. But after the financial crisis, what does the future really hold for them? And what does this future mean for global business? George Magnus, one of the world's most respected economic analysts, is your guide through the challenges and opportunities for emerging markets and those doing business in them. This magisterial book looks in detail at China and India – the big players – and also less hyped but crucial markets, including Eastern European countries and Turkey. Magnus takes in his sweep everything from commodity prices to climate change, and from comparative advantage to demographic to provide a compelling analysis of what the future might look like – not just for emerging markets, but for investors, businesses and economies everywhere. Uprising is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the global economy.

South Korean Democracy

South Korean Democracy
Author: Georgy Katsiaficas
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781136759222
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Release: 2013-06-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new book offers a retrospective appraisal of the Gwangju Uprising by academics, activists and artists from Gwangju, Korea. In 1980, South Koreans took to the streets to demand democracy. When the military threatened brutal suppression of the popular movement, only in Gwangju did people refuse to submit. After horrific bloodshed, the citizens of Gwangju drove the military out of the city and held their liberated space for a week. As a "beautiful community" emerged, newspapers were published, hundreds of thousands of people congregated in popular assemblies, and the city’s life gave new meaning to democracy. Although crushed by overwhelming military force, Gwangju’s example inspired the eventual overthrow of the military dictatorship and ushered in a new democratic wave in East Asia. Providing a detailed analysis of the events of the Gwangju uprising, this new volume traces the birth of South Korean democracy in Gwangju’s stubborn refusal to accept life without freedom. The book also focuses on the socio-economic background, the role of women in the uprising, issues of collective identity and the international significance of the revolt. Scholars and researchers of South Asian politics, social movements, history, democracy and development studies will find this volume to be of keen interest.

The Arab Uprising

The Arab Uprising
Author: Marc Lynch
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1610392353
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Release: 2013-01-08
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Barely a year after the self-immolation of a young fruit seller in Tunisia, a vast wave of popular protest has convulsed the Middle East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and transforming the region’s politics almost beyond recognition. But the biggest transformations of what has been labeled as the “Arab Spring” are yet to come. An insider to both American policy and the world of the Arab public, Marc Lynch shows that the fall of particular leaders is but the least of the changes that will emerge from months of unrest. The far-ranging implications of the rise of an interconnected and newly-empowered Arab populace have only begun to be felt. Young, frustrated Arabs now know that protest can work and that change is possible. They have lost their fear—meanwhile their leaders, desperate to survive, have heard the unprecedented message that killing their own people will no longer keep them in power. Even so, as Lynch reminds us, the last wave of region-wide protest in the 1950s and 1960s resulted not in democracy, but in brutal autocracy. Will the Arab world’s struggle for change succeed in building open societies? Will authoritarian regimes regain their grip, or will Islamist movements seize the initiative to impose a new kind of rule? The Arab Uprising follows these struggles from Tunisia and Egypt to the harsh battles of Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, and Libya and to the cautious reforms of the region’s monarchies. It examines the real meaning of the rise of Islamist movements in the emerging democracies, and the longterm hopes of a generation of activists confronted with the limits of their power. It points toward a striking change in the hierarchy of influence, as the old heavyweights—Iran, Al Qaeda, even Israel—have been all but left out while oil-rich powers like Saudi Arabia and “swing states” like Turkey and Qatar find new opportunities to spread their influence. And it reveals how America must adjust to the new realities. Deeply informed by inside access to the Obama administration’s decision-making process and first-hand interviews with protestors, politicians, diplomats, and journalists, The Arab Uprising highlights the new fault lines that are forming between forces of revolution and counter-revolution, and shows what it all means for the future of American policy. The result is an indispensible guide to the changing lay of the land in the Middle East and North Africa.

This Is an Uprising

This Is an Uprising
Author: Mark Engler,Paul Engler
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781568585147
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Bold Type Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States, a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, a wave of uprisings against dictatorship in the Middle East, or a tent city on Wall Street that spreads throughout the country, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven, and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes in countries such as South Africa, Serbia, and Egypt. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals. Although it continues to prove its importance in political life, the strategic use of nonviolent action is poorly understood. Nonviolence is usually studied as a philosophy or moral code, rather than as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. This is an Uprising corrects this oversight. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, and if we decline to incorporate them into our view of how societies progress, then we pass up the chance to fully grasp a critical phenomenon—and to harness its power to create lasting change.

Undead Uprising

Undead Uprising
Author: John Cussans
Pages: 404
ISBN: 1907222472
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Release: 2017-05-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Forthcoming from the MIT Press.

Stonewall

Stonewall
Author: Rob Sanders
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781524719524
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Release: 2019
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Rob Sanders, author of the acclaimed Pride- The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, comes this powerful and timeless true story that will allow young readers to discover the rich and dynamic history of the Stonewall Inn and its role in the gay civil rights movement--a movement that continues to this very day. In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police in New York City. Though the inn had been raided before, that night would be different. It would be the night when empowered members of the LGBTQ+ community--in and around the Stonewall Inn--began to protest and demand their equal rights as citizens of the United States. Movingly narrated by the Stonewall Inn itself, and featuring stirring and dynamic illustrations, Stonewall- A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution is an essential and empowering civil rights story that every child deserves to hear.

The Boxer Uprising

The Boxer Uprising
Author: Victor Purcell
Pages: 364
ISBN: 052114812X
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Release: 2010-06-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dr Prucell examines the origin and development of the Boxer Uprising of 1900.

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944
Author: Włodzimierz Borodziej
Pages: 183
ISBN: 0299207307
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Release: 2006
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 dramatically tells the largely unknown story of the Warsaw resistance movement during World War II. Desperate to free themselves from German military oppression but also hoping to show the advancing Soviets that they could not impose easy rule upon the citizens of Warsaw, the Poles launched an almost hopeless attack against the Germans on August 1, 1944. Wlodzimierz Borodziej presents an evenhanded account of what is commonly considered the darkest chapter in Polish history during World War II. In only sixty-three days, the Germans razed Warsaw to the ground and 200,000 people, mostly civilians, lost their lives. The result—a heroic and historically pivotal turning point—meant that the Poles would lose both their capital and an entire generation. This concise account of the trauma—little known to English-speaking readers—will appeal to anyone interested in the history of World War II in general and is a must-read for students of Polish history in particular.

Uprising

Uprising
Author: Brian Michael Bendis,Alex Maleev
Pages: 200
ISBN: 2809420106
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Release: 2011-11-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Tout le monde connaît Halo, le célèbre jeu vidéo qui passionne des milliers de gamers. Après les films, les produits dérivés et les romans, c’est au tour de la bande dessinée de venir enrichir ce passionnant univers. Ne pensez pas que cet album attirera seulement les amateurs de jeux vidéo, les fans de comics seront aussi de la partie, car Marvel a fait appel à l’un de ses plus prestigieux tandems artistiques pour réaliser cette adaptation. Brian Michael Bendis et Alex Maleev, qui ont révolutionné l’univers de Daredevil et de Spider-Woman, et qui reprendront bientôt la série Moon Knight, s’occupent de cette saga qui se déroule juste après les événements de Halo 2.

This Is an Uprising

This Is an Uprising
Author: Mark Engler,Paul Engler
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781568585147
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States, a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, a wave of uprisings against dictatorship in the Middle East, or a tent city on Wall Street that spreads throughout the country, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven, and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes in countries such as South Africa, Serbia, and Egypt. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals. Although it continues to prove its importance in political life, the strategic use of nonviolent action is poorly understood. Nonviolence is usually studied as a philosophy or moral code, rather than as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. This is an Uprising corrects this oversight. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, and if we decline to incorporate them into our view of how societies progress, then we pass up the chance to fully grasp a critical phenomenon—and to harness its power to create lasting change.

Assassin s Creed Uprising 2

Assassin s Creed  Uprising  2
Author: Alex Paknadel,Dan Watters
Pages: 29
ISBN: 9781782769330
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Release: 2017-03-08
Editor: Titan Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} The infamous Black Cross shows up to investigate recent happenings at the Project Phoenix labs causing unease amongst the Templar Order. Meanwhile, Charlotte begins to question her allegiances.

Nyxia Uprising

Nyxia Uprising
Author: Scott Reintgen
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780399556906
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Brilliant concept meets stellar execution in this fast-paced deep space adventure. I was hooked from page one." --VICTORIA SCHWAB, #1 New York Times bestselling author In the Nyxia Triad series finale, Emmett and the Genesis team must join forces with a surprising set of allies if they're ever to make it home alive. The Genesis team may have been brought to Eden as Babel's unsuspecting pawns, but they refuse to be sacrificed in this winner-take-all game. Thanks to their secret alliance with Eden's indigenous population, they know something Babel doesn't. This world is coming to an end. But Emmett and the Genesis team lost their secret advantage when their escape route was destroyed, leaving them stranded on the dying planet with their adversary. They must find a way to win one final battle for control of the Genesis ships--or they'll lose Babel's twisted game once and for all. This is their last chance to rise. Praise for the Nyxia Triad: "A high-octane thriller. . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go." --MARIE LU, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Young Elites series "File this book under A for Amazing." --JAY KRISTOFF, New York Times bestselling co-author of Aurora Rising

American Uprising

American Uprising
Author: Daniel Rasmussen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0061995223
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Release: 2012-01-17
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and highly organized, this self-made army challenged not only the economic system of plantation agriculture but also American expansion. Their march represented the largest act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of the United States. American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected story of this elaborate plot, the rebel army's dramatic march on the city, and its shocking conclusion. No North American slave uprising—not Gabriel Prosser's, not Denmark Vesey's, not Nat Turner's—has rivaled the scale of this rebellion either in terms of the number of the slaves involved or the number who were killed. More than one hundred slaves were slaughtered by federal troops and French planters, who then sought to write the event out of history and prevent the spread of the slaves' revolutionary philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a recent memory and the War of 1812 looming on the horizon, the revolt had epic consequences for America. Through groundbreaking original research, Daniel Rasmussen offers a window into the young, expansionist country, illuminating the early history of New Orleans and providing new insight into the path to the Civil War and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the hope of freedom.

The Uprising

The Uprising
Author: Emily Roach,Rebecca Rahme
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781532061189
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Release: 2019-01-18
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kenz is under the reign of an oppressive regime led by those they call the Silencers. The youth of the world, who are born into a life with special abilities, are sent on the run, sometimes by their own parents. Now the young refugees must form a resistance and take down the government. Adrian is an anxiety-ridden teenager from Earth whose world was turned upside down five years ago, when her family vanished in front of her. Since then, she’s bounced around between foster homes—until now. Her childhood sweetheart has come back and is taking her to a new world. Frightened at the thought, she finds courage in the chance of finding her little sister once again. But she never expected to find herself with the power necessary to lead a war. Jassyn is the reason that soldiers are afraid to hunt for refugees in the woods. Since the day that she witnessed her family’s massacre, she has been a fighter by every definition. She’s been training herself, honing her body, and turning it into a weapon. Now that Adrian has arrived in Kenz, the war that Jassyn’s family died for, the one that had gone cold, is reignited. The Uprising is a novel that explores the importance of taking a stand. It’s a book about kids and teenagers taking on an army. And although there are always casualties in war, they cling to the hope that they will see the fall of the Silencers.

Uprising

Uprising
Author: Jack Whyte
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780751561784
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Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scotland: AD 1297 Two heroes. One nation. United in the fight for freedom. In the spring of 1297, the two great Scottish heroes meet in Ayr: William Wallace, legendary champion of the common man, and Robert Bruce, who would perfect the guerrilla warfare developed by Wallace and use it to cement his place in history as Scotland's greatest king. Each is determined to defy the ambitions of England and its malignant king, Edward Plantagenet, whose lust to conquer and consume the realm of Scotland by blood and fury is unyielding. Their anger is about to unleash a storm that will last for sixteen years. From Jack Whyte, the master of the sweeping historical epic, comes the continuing story of two heroes who changed the entire destiny of Scotland by defying the might and power of the king of England.

Uprising

Uprising
Author: Robert Perry
Pages: 317
ISBN: UCSD:31822036371565
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The life of Woodrow “Woody” Crumbo (1912–1989) parallels the twentieth-century evolution of American Indian art. An accomplished Native dancer, flutist, silversmith, and poet, Crumbo is perhaps best known today for his oil paintings and silk screens—revolutionary artworks that were denigrated by some critics at first but that helped move Indian art to museums of fine art, as well as its markets. Now the life story of an Indian artist who often went against the grain is told by an accomplished Indian storyteller. Chickasaw author Robert Perry's interest in gathering and preserving elders' stories from neighboring tribes prompted him to write this long-awaited biography. Starting with a suitcase full of newspaper clippings provided by Crumbo's widow, Perry traced Crumbo's first flowering as an artist from his studies at Chilocco Indian School, where he befriended several Kiowas who taught him about their dances and regalia and introduced him to the traditional Kiowa cedar-wood flute. The book follows Crumbo from Chilocco to his studies at Wichita University and the University of Oklahoma, his years touring as an Indian dancer, and his position as director of art at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Later, Crumbo collaborated with Taos artists, helped organize Indian art exhibitions at the Gilcrease and Philbrook art museums in Tulsa, and directed the El Paso Museum of Art. Uprising! Woody Crumbo's Indian Art tells a compassionate and inspiring story as it fills a gap in the historical record regarding indigenous artists of the century just closed.

One Day That Shook the Communist World

One Day That Shook the Communist World
Author: Paul Lendvai
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0691132828
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Release: 2008-03-23
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On October 23, 1956, a popular uprising against Soviet rule swept through Hungary like a force of nature, only to be mercilessly crushed by Soviet tanks twelve days later. This book presents an eyewitness account and an history of the uprising in Hungary that heralded the future liberation of Eastern Europe.

Uprising

Uprising
Author: Yusuf Jah,Sister Shah'Keyah,Ice-T
Pages: 352
ISBN: UOM:39015031752333
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Release: 1995
Editor: Scribner Book Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fourteen gang members from Los Angeles, members of rival gangs the Crips and the Bloods, discuss such subjects as the bonds among gang members, "gangsta" rap music, and the possibility of an end to gang violence. 25,000 first printing. Tour.