An account of the location of black intellectuals in the modern world following the end of racial slavery. The lives and writings of key African Americans such as Martin Delany, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglas and Richard Wright are examined in the light of their experiences in Europe and Africa.
Beer has played a pivotal role in history, from the transition to an agarian lifestyle in ancient Mesopotamia to bankrolling Britain's imperialist conquests. Beeronomics tells the story of beer through economics, the innovations it brought, and how its strategic taxation and regulation helped shape the world.
In The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier, Duncan Campbell has penetrated the veil of secrecy around this concentration of armed forces on our shores, and shows how wartime US military power in Britain now matches the height of the Cold War, thirty years ago. This is an authorised re-issue of the 1986 version of this book.
Essential for students and teachers of classics and classical civilization and for anyone interested in discovering more about the foundations of Western culture, this guide offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on the most significant aspects of the classical world, giving a fascinating insight into the attitudes of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Yeast is humankind's favourite microbe, our partner in brewing, baking, and winemaking. Nicholas P. Money tells the story of this 10,000-year-long marriage, looking at how yeast served as a major factor in the development of civilization, celebrating its importance, and considering its future roles in molecular biology and genetic engineering.
Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain. This book recounts his remarkable life, through declassified documents, interviews with his family members, and writing by himself.
Taking his title from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Sven Lindqvist traces Europe's dark history in Africa in the form of a travel diary and a historical examination of European imperialism and racism over the past two centuries.