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Black Wind - Book Review
There isnít a Clive Cussler novel I donít like. Each one gets me sucked in and refuses to let me go until the book is completely read. What makes the action packed novel even better is the way Cussler incorporates history into each of his books. He didnít disappoint me in Black Wind.
Brave Women During the Egyptian Revolution
While Middle Eastern papers are not as vocal about the abuse of the Egyptian women during and after the revolution, they are not completely ignoring the problem either.
Britain in Hong Kong
The initial British presence in Hong Kong was completely military. The excessive Chinese imports created a trade deficit that Britain tried to resolve with opium. This only led to a military confrontation.
British Imperialism - A Book Review
Are you looking for a good book for your research in British, Africa, American, World, or Asian history? Do you want to learn more about British imperialism? Robert Johnson's British Imperialism might be the one for you.
British Neglect Led to American Revolution
The colonists wanted to be heard and have a say in how the mother country was suddenly directed them. Taxes were not the issue. It was how the taxes were handled. To the colonists, the Stamp Act was a tax for the entire purpose of raising money.
Bronze Age or Dark Age - The Iliad?
Homer, in The Iliad, was clearly writing of a time prior to the Dark Ages. It was during the Mycenaean period that sea travel was huge and the areas were growing. The Dark Ages were a time where much of the advances died or decreased compared to the former glory of the Bronze Age.
Burschenschaft - Old German Secret Societies
Many secret societies begin with the young and those in universities. One group in Germany that rose up to create a united Germany was the Burschenschaft. They were the driving force of the 1848 Revolution.
Carbonari - A Society for Government Overthrows
When one thinks of secret societies, they think of power and clandestine meetings with evil purpose. Many of these societies others are secret because they admit they are trying to overthrow the government. The Carbonari was such a group.
Causes of Greco-Persian Wars
The catalyst for the first Persian war stemmed from a revolt by Greek Ionians. It was instigated by Aristagoras, economic burdens, and a feeling of being treated unfairly by the Empire.
Causes of the War of 1812
As with any conflict, there is rarely any one action that causes the final blow in declaring war. This can be said about the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States.
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