East West Street

East West Street
Author : Philippe Sands
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2016-05-26
ISBN 10 : 9781474601924
ISBN 13 : 1474601928
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East West Street Book Description:

THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE and THE JQ-WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' John le Carré 'One of the most gripping and powerful books imaginable' SUNDAY TIMES When he receives an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, international lawyer Philippe Sands begins a journey on the trail of his family's secret history. In doing so, he uncovers an astonishing series of coincidences that lead him halfway across the world, to the origins of international law at the Nuremberg trial. Interweaving the stories of the two Nuremberg prosecutors (Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin) who invented the crimes or genocide and crimes against humanity, the Nazi governor responsible for the murder of thousands in and around Lviv (Hans Frank), and incredible acts of wartime bravery, EAST WEST STREET is an unforgettable blend of memoir and historical detective story, and a powerful meditation on the way memory, crime and guilt leave scars across generations. WINNER OF THE HAY FESTIVAL MEDAL FOR PROSE 2017

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt C 300 B C to A D 700

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt  C  300 B C  to A D  700
Author : Judith McKenzie
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 458
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0300115555
ISBN 13 : 9780300115550
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt C 300 B C to A D 700 Book Description:

This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium—from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria’s previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.

West African Early Towns

West African Early Towns
Author : Augustin Holl
Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 9780915703616
ISBN 13 : 0915703610
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West African Early Towns Book Description:

Greek and Roman Architecture

Greek and Roman Architecture
Author : D. S. Robertson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 407
Release : 1969-05
ISBN 10 : 0521094526
ISBN 13 : 9780521094528
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greek and Roman Architecture Book Description:

A survey of the main developments in classical architecture from prehistory to the establishment of Constantinople, supplemented by chronological tables of buildings

West Side Hwy Project New York

West Side Hwy Project  New York
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1977
ISBN 10 : NWU:35556031070758
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Side Hwy Project New York Book Description: