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1917: How One Year Changed the World
Category: The World Yesterday Published: March 2017
"…the US entry ino the Great War, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the issuing of the Balfour Declaration brought about political, cultural, and social changes that dramatically reshaped the US's role in the world and directly affected everyday Americans…"
 
A (Frightening) Bird's Eye View Robert Randall Ryder
Category: The World Yesterday Published: November 2016
"…There are few veterans who had a better overall view of the devastation than 92-year-old Jack Evans. He was a 17-year-old lookout [on the foretop of the battleship USS Tennessee] on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese struck [Pearl Harbor]."
 
A Century Later, The Great War Lives On
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: April 2017
 
Ancient Greece's Death Penalty Dilemma and Its Influence on Modern Society Robert Blecker
Category: The World Yesterday Published: July 2006
". . . The moral truth, based in the jury's intuition . . . is that mysterious mix of reason and emotion that combines to determine whether a person really, not merely rationally, desrves to die."
 
Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: August 2005
 
Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: April 2011
 
Dreaming of Eternal Life
Category: The World Yesterday Published: July 2010
The world's largest-ever traveling exhibition of mummies--including a child 3,000 years older than King Tut--comes to America's shores.
 
Encompassing the Globe
Category: The World Yesterday Published: September 2007
In the 16th century, Portugal was the first European nation to build an extensive commercial global network of trading partners. Contact with so many far-flung regions led to the creation of highly original works of art.
 
Farewell to the Field of Innocence Jack Estes
Category: The World Yesterday Published: May 2016
"Jimmy…has hit a booby trap and quickly brought me to my first glimpse of what heroes look like. It was like someone has pounded and hammered on hisfoot, crushing the bone, splintering it, tearing the flesh and ripping it from his leg."
 
FDR Played Politics with Lives of Jews
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: December 2007
 
Galileo Did Not Get Sent to Jail
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: August 2009
 
Goya's Bizarre World of Los Caprichos
Category: The World Yesterday Published: January 2007
"These personages populate a place on the margins of reason, where no clear boundaries distinguish reality from fantasy."
 
In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: December 2006
 
Life After the Atomic Bomb Julia Chaitin , Aiko Sawada , Dan Bar-On
Category: The World Yesterday Published: March 2007
". . . The horrific consequences of the A-Bombs did not end when Japan surrendered. The events continue to reverberate, touching people born many years after the tragedy."
 
Margaret Thatcher's Legacy of Freedom John O'Sullivan
Category: The World Yesterday Published: March 2009
The United Kingdom's former Prime Minister "was the most consistent, outspoken, determined, and reliable friend to [Pres. Ronald] Reagan and the U.S. in the final climactic struggle with totalitarian communism."
 
Memorializing Tragedy: Taking the Pathway of the Prisoner Paula Youra , Heidi Koring
Category: The World Yesterday Published: March 2006
"A memorial site exists to document a specific period of history, but it also uses the power of authenticity and location to help its visitors form an emotional connection to that history."
 
Memories of a World at War
Category: The World Yesterday Published: May 2005
"You had the same fears as the Gis, but you had to think about the picture. My camera was my shield, and I didn't even think about the idea that a bullet might hit me."
 
Nandalal Bose and the Ideals of Gandhi
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: April 2008
 
Napoleon on the Nile
Category: The World Yesterday Published: September 2006
"If the Egyptian campaign ended as a military failure for France, it proved beyond doubt to be a cultural triumph for the world."
 
New Info on Origins of Mayan Civilization
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: December 2013
 
Picture Perfect, Old Chap
Category: The World Yesterday Published: January 2008
"Prints and drawings sought to capture the experience of place or, in turn, to propagate a vision of what such a delightful spot on Earth could look like, with devotion to geographical and even botanical specificity."
 
Previous Head Injury Doomed Red Baron
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: December 2004
 
Rhythms of India
Category: The World Yesterday Published: March 2008
Sixty years after India's independence, this exhibition highlights the ideals of the visionaries who succeeded in its achievement.
 
Shots Heard 'Round the World John O'Sullivan
Category: The World Yesterday Published: November 2010
". . . The survival of the Pope, the President, and the Prime Minister were happy accidents that perhaps acted as modest catalysts in the process that ended the Cold War on Western terms."
 
The Death Penalty as Delineated by the Old Testament Robert Blecker
Category: The World Yesterday Published: November 2004
From Adam and Eve to Cain and Abel to Noah and the Flood to Abraham and Sodom to Moses and the Ten Commandments, Biblical passages trace the roots for how modern society deals with the execution of killers.
 
The Faces of Germany
Category: The World Yesterday Published: September 2004
"Endowed with extraordinary observational powers and heroic determination, August Sander has left us with a compelling collective portrait of the German people during one of their most turbulent periods in history."
 
The Gandhi Connection K.G. Subramanyan
Category: The World Yesterday Published: May 2008
The Mahatma secured India's independence some 60 years ago with the assistance of Nandalal Bose and Rabindranath Tagore.
 
The Print, the Pear, and the Prostitute
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: August 2006
 
The Real Pirates of the Caribbean
Category: The World Yesterday Published: January 2009
"This is the story of the making of America--a true story more powerful than fiction."
 
Titans of the Ice Age
Category: The World Yesterday Published: September 2010
"Unlike dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, mammoths and mastodons lived side by side with humans for thousands of years."
 
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: August 2007
 
Uncovering Mysteries Along the Silk Road
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: August 2010
 
Venice and the Islamic World
Category: The World Yesterday Published: May 2007
This is the first major exhibition to explore one of the most important and distinctive facets of Venetian art history: the exchange of objects and interchange of ideas between the great Italian maritime city & Islamic neighbors in the Eastern Mediterr…
 
Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art
News View Category: The World Yesterday Published: August 2015
 
What Great Statesmen Have to Teach Us Paul Johnson
Category: The World Yesterday Published: July 2015
"… From the heroes of the past we learn … and what they teach, by the example of their lives and words, has the quality of truth by personal example. Thus, the good hero lives on, in our minds, if we are imaginative, and in our actions, if we are wise."
 
When Dinosaurs Dominated: Ancient Creatures Arrive from China
Category: The World Yesterday Published: July 2005
A new exhibition "tells the story of how the planet changed while dinosaurs ruled the Earth--and how this affected the evolution of dinosaurs and other life."