The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later
by Michael Jay Friedman, George Clack
Publisher: U. S. Department of State 2009
Number of pages: 68
The Berlin Wall -- symbol of a divided city within a divided nation within a divided continent -- marked the geopolitical and ideological cleavage of Cold War Europe. Its demise marked the triumph of western models of personal autonomy and economic entrepreneurialism, and of the desire to live in freedom.
Download or read it online for free here:
by Hutton Webster - D. C. Heath And Company
This volume of supplementary readings for a high-school course in modern European history consists of extracts from memoirs, letters, speeches, and other sources of information for the great events and personalities of the last three hundred years.
by Edmund Curtis - University Paperbacks
The traditions of the Irish people are the oldest of any race in Europe north and west of the Alps, and they themselves are the longest settled on their own soil. The book covers Ireland history from the origins to circa 1922.
- Hourly History
From its beginnings as a loosely definable group of philosophical ideas to the culmination of its revolutionary effect on public life in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment is the defining intellectual and cultural movement of the modern world.
by Frederick Rolfe - G. Richards
From 1455 to 1572, Borgia sprang to the pedestal of fame ; leaping at a bound, from little bishoprics and cardinalates, to the terrible altitude of Peter's Throne ; producing, in those few years, two Popes, and a Saint and General of Jesuits.