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By Hampton Sides

ISBN-10: 030742474X

ISBN-13: 9780307424747

Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies…

For greater than fifteen years, best-selling writer and historian Hampton aspects has traveled broadly around the continent exploring the the US that lurks simply in the back of the scrim of our mainstream tradition. Reporting for out of doors, the hot Yorker, and NPR, between different nationwide media, the award-winning journalist has confirmed a name not just as a wry observer of the modern American scene but in addition as considered one of our extra creative and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, accrued the following for the 1st time, aspects provides us a clean, attractive, and from time to time startling the USA brimming with interesting subcultures and weird characters who may reside nowhere else. Following facets, we crash the redwood retreat of an obvious cabal of fabulously robust military-industrialists, drop in at the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and subscribe to a huge techno-rave on the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a various gallery of yankee visionaries— from the impossibly perky founding father of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell ability to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the direction of the old Bataan loss of life March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost infantrymen. aspects additionally examines the kingdom that has emerged from the ashes of September eleven, recounting the harrowing trips of 3 international exchange heart survivors and finding out on the final attainable minute to not "embed" at the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana supplies us a glowing mosaic of our nation this present day, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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That date, ca. 246, will then explain the marriage alliance between the Seleucids and Diodotids. These dates make it "almost certain" that Diodotus II was not the son of Diodotus's Seleucid wife but rather the offspring of some earlier union. Given Tarn's training as a barrister, the case may seem well argued and secure, but any one mistaken assumption condemns the whole chain of reasoning. If, for example, Demetrius was the product of an earlier marriage of Euthydemus, then the whole chronological system crumbles.

C . There are, however, a few coins struck in the name of an Andragoras from some (uncertain) eastern mint sometime between ca. C . The staters show a bearded portrait (probably of Zeus) on the obverse and a four-horse chariot with rider and driver on the reverse. The tetradrachms have a city goddess with mural crown on the obverse and a standing Athena with her owl and armor on the reverse. Both issues bear the name AND PAG OPOY (Andragoras), without royal title. For their discovery, see Percy Gardner, "New Coins from Bactria," NC 19 (1879): 1-12, and "Coins from Central Asia," NC 1 (1881): 8-12; C.

He managed the local economy, collected taxes, oversaw the construction of cities and shrines, and responded to [46] Brodersen, "The Date of the Secession," p. " [47] Our sources stress the "Macedonianness" of the Seleucids and the "Greekness" of the defectors Diodotus and, later, Euthydemus; the ethnicity of Arsaces was clearly uncertain but variously reported as Scythian, Bactrian, Parthian, and Persian. Ethnic background dearly mattered to the ancients and may have played a part in the way in which loyalties were divided on the eastern frontier.

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