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Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20

The new historical thriller featuring William Monk from The New York Times best-selling author.

London, 1856: A deadly act of terror on the Thames leads William Monk into a treacherous world where the powerful seek to buy justice, and no one is safe. It is a time of progress, with the Empire's interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes.

When a Thames pleasure boat is blown up with the loss of many lives, an Egyptian man is quickly sentenced to hang for the crime. But William Monk, head of the River Police, discovers the evidence was flawed. As he and his wife, Hester, investigate further, Monk begins to wonder if the wrong man was convicted. If justice itself has been tainted, exposing the true culprit will be far more hazardous....

Up From Slavery

Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: An Iconoclastic History by a Recovering Russophile

I always imagine Russian history, suggests American writer and veteran expatriate, Jennifer Eremeeva, on a huge, 3D IMAX screen, surround sound booming with a jumbo bucket of popcorn in your lap and huge blue drink at your side. Eremeeva should know: as a former tour guide and Ivy League-educated historian, Eremeeva is adept at making Russia's complex history both entertaining and digestible for non-academics. She strolls expertly but lightly through her material, tracing the winning formula for Russia's effective rulers back to the Tatar Mongols: revealing why Ivan may not have been so Terrible; explaining why Catherine so totally awesome; and asserting that neither Peter the Great nor Stalin would ever tweet anything.

Eremeeva encourages us to peek inside Empress Elizabeth's baroque boudoir; she deconstructs Gorbachev's curiously-split personality, and shows us exactly where the bodies are buried. Eremeeva's unique fusion of humor and history, and inimitable writing style brings the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma that is Russia into hilarious focus in this compact and highly enjoyable guide to 13 centuries of her history.

Fans of Eremeeva's blogs, columns, and her full-length book, Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow are sure to enjoy this further exploration of Russia's soft and hilarious underbelly. For listeners embarking on a visit to Russia or an exploration of the country's rich literature and culture, Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia offers a succinct, informative, and highly entertaining introduction to the country's complex and expansive history.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume III: 1667-1669

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the Navy Office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, and wine and his peccadilloes.

This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world-premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes. Volume III presents the last three years of Pepys' diary. By then he was in his mid-30s and confident in his ability to deal with differing political factions within the Navy Office; his affection for his wife, Elizabeth, grew ever stronger despite wandering eyes, and he found he was worth Ł6,000 and more - a considerable sum for the son of a tailor, who started with nothing. His concerns with his eyes grew, and it was with some regret that he stopped writing his diary at the end of May 1669.

Leighton Push reads from the Robert Latham and William Matthews' text; prefaces are written and read by David Timson.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

The Zen Experience

Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon

When Lytton Strachey published Emininent Victorians, he took the general perception of the Victorian age among English-speaking readers and turned it upside-down. Four of the most eminent and idealized heroic figures of the Victorian age came under his witty and unsparing gaze and emerged, astonishingly enough, as human beings.

His study of one of the most revered prelates in England, Cardinal Manning, reveals a profound and courageous religious mind combined with the conniving and ruthless soul of a born politician. His dissection of the life of Florence Nightingale shows her both as the Lady of the Lamp and as a woman of steely backbone and adamantine determination, who not only cared for wounded and sick soldiers with complete dedication and solicitude, but who wreaked holy hell on any bureaucrat or governmental office that tried to get in her way.

When Strachey is finished with Dr. Arnold, we understand him as a revolutionary reformer of English education and as a first-rate prig. And when Strachey finishes leading us through the life of General George Gordon, we come away having known him both as a man of extraordinary courage and as a near-lunatic.

Fascinating, witty, insightful and provoking, these four biographical studies single-handedly revived the art of biography in the English language.

Proletarian Peasants: Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

Fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Uncommon in such positive condition. ; 195 pages; Physical desc. : xv, 195 p ; 24 cm. Includes indexes. "Bibliographical note": p. 181-183. Subjects: Peasants --Ukraine --History --20th century. Strikes and lockouts --Ukraine --History --20th century.

Live to Tell: A Self Managing Child Slave Survivor of Pol Pot's Regime (True Story, Killing Fields, South East Asia History, Khmer Story, Khmer Rouge Genocide, Pol Pot Genocide, Cambodia History)

Live to Tell is a gripping testimony from Sonita Zainal of bone true facts and emotional recollections - showing the world how even when only a young girl, from age five; for four years, with amazing grit and determination. She endured and survived the horrendous Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia - eventually escaping through jungle infested landmines to United Nations refugee camps in Thailand.

After losing her beloved father when only six years old and already a victim of opportunistic abuse, Sonita became a child slave in a zone of barbaric atrocities - constantly putting herself in danger; with determination and initiative, to avoid starvation. To enable her survival, she developed a stay alive against all odds attitude, relying only on her own personal initiative. So, Sonita quickly became an adult minded, responsible kid - without a natural childhood; she only remembers two playthings, one she would rather have done without.

The writer has presented shocking and unbelievable, yet unfortunately, true stories of victims and survivors of that barbaric and misguided regime; showing herself to be deeply empathetic to those - particularly women - who were themselves young at that time, and now live everyday with haunting memories of their traumatic experiences - often, the loss of innocent loved ones. She has returned a number of times; of which she writes, to connect and research with survivors and family members in her birth and neighbouring countries.

Sonita expresses her sadness to see, decades later, so many of those survivors still living in poverty - often on their own; having had husbands murdered by that regime, or now separated from enforced marriage to Khmer Rouge men. They just struggle on with determination to survive, making the best of their lives for themselves and any children they may have, who often are helping their mothers or aunties to the best of their abilities.

The writer shows how deeply touched she is when seeing, or meeting, desperate children scrounging for food items; or even more so, older ones, striving committedly with focused determination and initiative, to improve their own or family living conditions and life prospects. Which, as she states, reminds her so poignantly of her own survival endeavours, when in similar circumstances, at the same age span - so powerfully written about.

Sonita writes to clearly show how she thought and reacted, in those continually dangerous and unstable childhood years - being always mindful to not overstate with knowledge that she did not have at the time; if not having detailed memory of an event, always mentions so, when complementing her story with later adult knowledge and insight. The book is not just a sequence of stories of events, but is impregnated with profound reflected understanding of behaviours and inspirational teaching, giving it worthy credit of being a meritorious literature.

It is cleverly written, in the manner of the author's child mind at the time of events portrayed - she is even able to show some fun and humour; as a child may naturally seek to express - even in appalling circumstances. Sonita impresses with her candid honesty, giving stark exposure of dreadful life situations that most of us from secure backgrounds, would find hard to imagine. She inspires as an admirable example of the fortitude of destitute children, showing determination to never give up in any adverse situation.

Readers are sure to be captivated and enthralled by this book; finding it hard to put down until read. Those who have had a difficult childhood, will find an understanding, compassionate and inspiring friend.

Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World (Munchner Vorlesungen Zu Antiken Welten)

This book explores ancient mystery cults and their influence on emerging Christianity. The author discusses the famous Eleusian Mysteries as well as smaller and lesser-known Greek and Roman mysteries, offering an indispensable in-depth analysis of this fascinating phenomenon.

Foundations of Buddhism

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About CELTS AND ROMAN EMPERORS: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (History Hits)

Welcome to the History Hits series! Bestselling children's author Callum Evans is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "History Hits: The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About CELTS AND ROMAN EMPERORS." DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning! This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "CELTS AND ROMAN EMPERORS" Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: * Who Were The Celts? * Where Did They Come From? * What Does The Iron Age Have To Do With The Celts? * Who Was In Britain Before The Celts? * What Kind Of People Were The Celts? then * Who Were The Romans? * Who ruled the Roman Republic? * Who Was Julius Caesar? * Who Was Augustus Caesar? * Who Was Tiberius? PLUS - SO MUCH MORE!! We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too. Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store. *** Your child will love it - this is guaranteed.***

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

The principal apartments in all Japanese houses are at the back, looking out on these miniature land....

The Story of the GREEKS: A LARGE Print Classic

CAN I TRUST THE BIBLE (Crucial Questions)

There is a common assumption that the Bible is full of errors and contradictions, and that its oft....

Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

Due to the scarcity of sources regarding actual Jewish and Muslim communities and settlements, there has until now been little work on either the perception of or encounters with Muslims and Jews in medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. The volume provides the reader with the possibility to appreciate and understand the complexity of Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations in the North.

The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile

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Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murde....

Six Tudor Queens: Writing a New Story

Six Tudor Queens: Writing a New Story is an introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series by eminent historian Alison Weir. The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories that will offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories that will captivate fans of Philippa Gregory and readers who lost their hearts (but not their heads) to the majestic world of Wolf Hall.



In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an over-protected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seymour, usually portrayed as Henry's one true love, had the makings of a matriarch? There is much to reveal ...

The Holocaust

This 12-hour free course examined the Holocaust, historical arguments surrounding it, whether it is unique and why it happened as and when it did.

The Gettysburg Address (Little Books of Wisdom)

The Gettysburg Address was delivered on the afternoon of November 19, 1863 by Abraham Lincoln at th....

Prepared: The 8 Secret Skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces Operator That Will Keep You Safe - Basic Guide

Learn the 8 secret skills of an Ex-IDF Special Forces operator that will keep you safe and prepare you for any situation - from a street mugging all the way to a full blown global catastrophe!



"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you."

Joseph Heller, Catch-22



This is a great start to becoming more prepared for any situation. Our world is truly strange that so many good and helpful people find themselves preyed upon by the criminal elements. In case of an emergency or a catastrophe those odds may become even worst.



My name is Roy Shepard and I'm a former IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Special Forces Operator. During my military service, I took part in countless missions behind enemy lines and later trained young cadets as a Master Sergeant. I specialize in weapons training, stealth and camouflage, and Krav-Maga. I've been in active reserve duty for the past 20 years and spent much of that time formulating and implementing defense strategies and drills in military bases all over Israel. Highly trained in martial arts, I specialize in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, and Russian Systema--with both hand-to-hand combat and melee weapon handling. I am also an expert marksman with both close-quarters and long-range weapons.



The IDF is one of the most effective militaries in the world with proven strategies and tactics that have kept Israel safe for the last 70 years. The harsh reality is that Israel is a small country surrounded by hostile nations that have been intent on destroying it since it was formed in 1948. The IDF has defended Israel in eight full-out wars and fended off many incursions and terrorist attacks.



The skills that I'm about to share with you are the same ones used by the IDF Special Forces Operators to stay safe in hostile situations and will allow you to do so as well. Be it fending off a mugger in a dark parking lot or surviving a post-catastrophe scenario.



The reality is that we are always only moments away from danger and knowing the exact step-by-step response can be the difference between life, injury, or even death. Using the knowledge in this book you will learn how to avoid, escape, or survive numerous dangerous situations using minimal effort.



The number one thing you must remember is that being efficient can save your life. If you don't take steps to conserve your energy, you will get tired very quickly and may lose the battle. Professional fighters can hold a full combat event for a few seconds and after that they rely solely on technique to survive and accomplish the mission.



This book will teach you eight of the most effective techniques to stay safe:

1. Situational awareness

2. Tactical relocation

3. Planning for emergencies

4. Survival self-defense

5. Team roles

6. Communications

7. Fitness

8. Survival tools



I look forward to seeing you as part of our community at https://prepperlegend.com and hope you enjoy this book at least as much as I enjoyed writing it.



And above all else stay safe!



Your friend always,



Roy Shepard



The Dangerous Art of Alchemy

A free e-short from Karen Maitland, author of Company of Liars, which unveils the dark historical context to her new novel, The Raven's Head.



The black object inside the flask was the head of a raven. Its beak was opened wide as if it cried out a warning, and from its mouth a long forked scarlet tongue quivered in the flickering candle flame, like a viper poised to strike.



Alchemy. The word conjures up images of magic, mystery and dark dungeons full of bubbling potions, with shadowy figures poring over ancient manuscripts in pursuit of the secret formula that will allow them to turn base metal into pure gold. And, for centuries, this image of alchemy was not far from the truth...

Take science and politics. Mix with desire and desperation. Leave to intensify. And you shall have the legendary world of the medieval alchemists, expertly drawn by the Queen of the Dark Ages.

*Includes real recipes devised by medieval alchemists

History of the Moors of Spain

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Quran Made Easy: Complete English Translation with Inline Commentary

No.1 Bestselling English Quran Translation in the Kindle Store ****

*** Now also includes the full Arabic text of the Quran ***

Quran Made Easy is a modern, easy to understand english translation of the Holy Quran with inline commentary. This is the only english language translation that includes translation and inline commentary and the Arabic verses. The language is simple and easy to understand and unlike other translations leaves no room for ambiguity and misunderstanding. The work is a recent project and does not use "old" english or difficult to understand words.

This is the complete english version which includes all 30 sections of the Quran as well as the inline commentary and introduction to the Quran.

Translators foreword:

In preparing this translation of The Quraan, the dilemma was whether to use very ornate and elegant language which could compromise clear understanding for most people or to use a simple and clear style of language. Because the intention was to make The Quraan clear to every person, the second style was chosen, even though it may at times lack the dignity and lofty tone. It was also chosen because thousands of English-speaking people who are not very proficient in the language found the lofty language of other translations difficult to understand. This translation caters for their needs by providing where necessary synonyms between brackets. It is the language of only the Divine that can combine exceptional eloquence and ease of understanding.

Unlike in previous translations, footnotes are not used in this translation. Rather the explanations which have been given between brackets, serve multiple purposes. Firstly, they save the reader the need to look for the corresponding footnote which often hampers one's train of thought and understanding. Secondly, the explanations enhance the meaning of a verse by adding text which is often hidden. This is especially necessary in a translation of the Quraan because the Arabic text is extremely compact and rich in meaning, and to render the same meaning in another language requires the use of many more words. By using words between brackets, the essential text of The Quraan is not confused with the additional words that are required to promote understanding.

Slave Narrative Six Pack - Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Twelve Years A Slave, Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, William ... (Slave Narrative Six Pack Boxset Book 1)

The slave narrative is a literary sub-genre that emerged from the written accounts of enslaved Africans in Great Britain and its colonies, including the later United States, Canada, and Caribbean nations. Some of the earliest memoirs of captivity known in England and the British Isles were written by white Europeans and later Americans captured and sometimes enslaved in North Africa, usually by Barbary pirates. These were part of a broad category of "captivity narratives" by English-speaking Europeans.

For the Europeans and Americans, the division between captivity as slaves and as prisoners of war was not always clear. A broader name for these works is "captivity literature."

Slave Narrative Six Pack presents six of the most famous examples of the genre:

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 by Frances Anne Kemble

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano

The Life of William H. Furness by William Still

Captain Canot; or, Twenty years of an African slaver: being an account of his career and adventures on the coast, in the interior, on shipboard, and in the West Indies by Brantz Mayer

Includes image gallery and link to free audio recording of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars, makes for compulsive reading that will captivate true crime readers and fans of C.J. Sansom and Kate Mosse. 'Imaginative, hideous, irresistible' Sunday Telegraph

'An adult who commits murder usually has some kind of motive we can understand, however twisted, but a child who kills often does it simply because they discover they can - and no one is stopping them.'

Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages, has created possibly some of the most wicked children in fiction. From Narigorm, the child rune reader with a penchant for death, from Company of Liars, to the scheming yet devastatingly beautiful Leonia in The Vanishing Witch, they revel in manipulating the world around them - and those foolish enough to cross them. In Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, Karen Maitland explores some of the real-life cases of dangerous and powerful children which have inspired her own young - but deadly - characters.

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND VICTORIANS: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (History Hits)

Welcome to the History Hits series! Bestselling children's author Callum Evans is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "History Hits: The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND VICTORIANS." DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning! This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "BRITISH EMPIRE AND VICTORIANS" Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: * What Was The First British Empire? * Did Britain Have An Empire Before 1497? * When Did The British Start To Build Their Empire? * Who Was Walter Raleigh? * What Was The Lost Colony? then * Who Was Queen Victoria? * What Was The British Empire? * When Did Britain Stop Being An Empire? * What Was The East India Trading Company? * What Was It Like To Live In India Under British Rule? PLUS - SO MUCH MORE!! We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too. Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store. *** Your child will love it - this is guaranteed.***

Aztecs: A History From Beginning to End

Aztec History

The Aztec Empire did not recoil from the face of an impending doom, they struggled faithfully. Destined to emerge from their humble beginnings, it grew into a highly-complex devoted civilization refusing to live at the mercy of more neighboring powerful rulers. Their powerful pocheca combed the valley for luxury items while markets dotted their lands.

Inside you will find...

" Introduction

" How the Aztecs Are Portrayed and How Their History Survives

" Defining Moments and their Search to Expand and Save the World

" Their Philosophy: its Impact on Social Life and How it Served the Kings

" Conclusion

Isolated from the Old World until the devastating Spanish conquest, the Aztec mc"hualtin (commoners) and nobles enhanced their positions while kings and relentless warriors dealt with the political realities of powerful dynasties and rivaling kingdoms. They developed a philosophy, an order and a society built on loyalty, stoic honor and sacrifice as they embraced the temporary nature of things. Investigate the era of the Fifth Sun and what defined the Aztecs and their relationship with the divine.

War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. 1: From a Young British Officer at the Western Front during the First World War

Wilbert Spencer was 17 years old when the First World War began. With one year still to complete at school, he decided to join the British army instead. Within four months he was leading 200 men to the front; within eight months he was dead.

Published for the first time in their entirety, Wilbert's letters paint a deeply moving portrait of a remarkable young man. Bright, optimistic and exuberant, his gentle character shines through ever word.

Along with an introduction to Wilbert's life, the letters are accompanied by extensive, meticulously researched notes which are just a simple click away. They are there to add detail, context and colour for the reader who wants to understand more about particular aspects of the war. They include not just comments on military matters, but on a wide range other issues that together help paint a richer portrait of Wilbert and the times in which he was were living.

In almost all cases, the notes provide direct links to resources that are freely available online.

The links don't include Wikipedia (which can be easily accessed using the search facility in the Kindle), but they do include battalion diaries, recordings of old songs, war memoirs, military training manuals, official histories, trench maps, recordings of old war songs and much, much more.

They enable every reader to embark on their own journey of historical discovery and exploration.

A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

This book is open access under a CC BY license. Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no less common, but that it emerged in complex ways and was understood differently in response to prevailing cultural and medical forces. The book explores a host of medical, cultural and social factors that raise important questions about historical and current perceptions of gender and mental illness.

The Idea of Progress: An inguiry into its origin and growth

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A Smart Kids Guide To ANCIENT GREEK GODS & GODDESSES AND EGYPT FAMOUS LANDMARKS: A World Of Learning At Your Fingertips

Bestselling children's author Liam Saxon is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "A Smart Kids Guide To ANCIENT GREEK GODS & GODDESSES AND EGYPT FAMOUS LANDMARKS." DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning! This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "ANCIENT GREEK GODS & GODDESSES AND EGYPT FAMOUS LANDMARKS" Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: * I THOUGHT THE EGYPTIANS JUST BUILT PYRAMIDS * BUT I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT PYRAMIDS * OTHER BUILDINGS? WHAT FOR? * WHY BUILD THESE HUGE STRUCTURES JUST TO BE BURIED IN THEM? * THE PYRAMIDS ARE PRETTY BIG then * WHAT SORT OF RELIGION DID THE GREEKS FOLLOW? * ZEUS * HERA * POSEIDON * HADES PLUS - SO MUCH MORE!! We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too. Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store. *** Your child will love it - this is guaranteed.***

A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization and the wider rise of neoliberal politics. Appreciation of history and politics is vital to understanding the psychological concerns over these self-harming behaviours.

Helter Skelter: Part One of the Shocking Manson Murders

Part One: The Shocking Story of the Manson Murders.

On August 9th 1969, seven people were found shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Los Angeles at two different locations.

Among them was Sharon Tate Polanski: Roman Polanski's heavily pregnant wife who was found with multiple wounds of the chest and back having been stabbed sixteen times. Before she was stabbed to death, Sharon was hanged from one of the rafters in the living room.

Jay Sebring: a popular figure in Hollywood circles, Jay was found with a bloody towel covering his face, a rope around his neck slung over rafters and tied to Sharon Tate on the other side. He was stabbed and shot. Cause of death: Exsanguination, the victim bled to death.

Abigail Anne Folger: A coffee heiress, a civil rights devotee, volunteer and friend of the Polanski's, Anne was stabbed twenty-eight times.

'Woytek' Frykowski: a close friend of Roman Polanski, and an aspiring novelist, Woytek was shot twice, struck over the head thirteen times and stabbed fifty-one times.

Part One gives a detailed account of the crime scene, the victims and the long wait to list the suspects. This was the crime that shook Hollywood and the world.

History of the Philippine Islands

History of the Philippine Islands is an old history of the Philippines, from their discovery by Magellan in 1521 to the beginning of the 17th century.

The Irish Guards in the Great War (Volume 1&2 - Complete Edition): The First & The Second Irish Battalion in World War I

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Irish Guards in the Great War (Volume 1&2 - Complete Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "These volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. The point of view is the battalions', and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions." Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

The Trolley Mission 1945: Aerial Pictures and Photographs of Germany, 24 hours after World War II

This electronic book tells the story of a sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War. In May 1945, thousands of men who had, in countless ways, played a part in the aerial attack on Germany received their first opportunity to see the fruits of their labors. The Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (AAF, USAAF) all played a part in the destruction. The author, Markus Lenz, was born in 1975 and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a private pilot and an economic historian and was collecting aerial photographs of the Trolley Mission.

Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.

Secrets,Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.If you enjoy unusual tales, quirky human history and delight in the ridiculous and the vain you will enjoy this book. Discover why...

The undefeated American Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano lived in a Welsh Folly in Swansea.

6ft 3 inch Mr. Jones slept in a strange house in Conwy with his feet hanging out of the window.

A pipe smoking shipping magnate upset his wife and built a folly complete with battlements.

What possessed William Jones to build the strange folly that is Clytha Castle.

Why Lord Mostyn built a track through a house with a road underneath. His strange folly is still inhabited today.These are just a few of the entertaining Welsh Follies in this book. Discover why...

A deserted lighthouse on a golden sandy beach has a strange moaning statue at its top.

A future king turned his nose up when offered a stately folly castle.

There is a bizarre folly clock tower that looks like a lighthouse standing in the middle a boating lake in Cardiff.

A magnificent folly tower on Anglesey records the exploits of a one legged man.

Bodysgallen Obelisk has upset the neighbours.Discover who erected these strange buildings and why, what secrets lay hidden in their pasts and how they have been treated over the years. Folly hunters have researched odd and strange buildings but never before have the secrets of Welsh follies been told so entertainingly.



Every folly has a tale to tell about the special people who built them as if the follies themselves are a window into another age or world, one which is fun and well worth exploring.Scroll up, download this free eBook today and give your chuckle muscles some exercise.

The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust: Between Activism and Restraint (New Perspectives on Modern Jewish History)

Drawing onhitherto neglected materials, Zohar Segev sheds new light on the policy of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) during the Holocaust. Contrary to popular belief, he can show that there was an impressive system of previously unknown rescue efforts. Furthermore, in stark contrast to the Zionist movement, WJC leaders strove to establish a Jewish state and to rehabilitate Diaspora Jewish life, two goals they saw as mutually complementary

The Ancient History Of The Egyptians, Carthaginians, and the Assyrians

The Ancient History Of The Egyptians, Carthaginians, and the Assyrians is a concise overview of the three ancient empires.

The Winning of the American West (All 4 Volumes): From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1769-1783, the Founding of the Trans-Alleghany Commonwealths ... Louisiana and the Northwest, 1791-1807

In the year 1898 the United States finished the work begun over a century before by the backwoodsman, and drove the Spaniard outright from the western world. This four-volume edition thoroughly explains the historical process of the conquest of the American West. On more than 1000 pages, former president Theodore Roosevelt described how the Americans fought Indian tribes, British, French, and Spanish troops, and how the United States became the sole masters of the West.

Contents:

From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi 1769-1776

The Spread of the English-speaking Peoples

The French of the Ohio Valley

The Appalachian Confederacies

The Algonquins of the Northwest

Boon and the Long Hunters; and Their Hunting in No-man's-land

Sevier, Robertson, and the Watauga Commonwealth

Lord Dunmore's War

The Battle of the Great Kanawha; and Logan's Speech

Boon and the Settlement of Kentucky

The Southern Backwoodsmen Overwhelm the Cherokees

Growth and Civil Organization of Kentucky

From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi 1777-1783

The War in the Northwest

Clark's Conquest of the Illinois

Clark's Campaign Against Vincennes

Continuance of the Struggle in Kentucky

The Moravian Massacre

Kentucky Until the End of the Revolution

The Holston Settlements

King's Mountain

Robertson Founds the Cumberland Settlement

What the Westerners Had Done During the Revolution

The Founding of the Trans- Alleghany Commonwealths 1784-1790

The Inrush of Settlers

The Indian Wars

The Navigation of the Mississippi Separatist Movements and Spanish Intrigues

Kentucky's Struggle for Statehood

The War in the Northwest

The Southwest Territory Tennessee

Louisiana and the Northwest 1791-1807

St. Clair's Defeat

Mad Anthony Wayne

Tennessee Becomes a State

Intrigues and Land Speculations-- Treaties of Jay and Pinckney

The Men of the Western Waters

The Purchase of Louisiana and Burr's Conspiracy

The Explorers of the Far West

Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

The publisher offers this ebook for free at www.thetrumpet.com/literature/7/winston-s-churchill-the-watchman.

There has probably never been a greater political watchman than Winston Churchill. His foresight saved the Western world from demise in World War II. Yet today, the West scorns his message. The biggest tragedy of World War II is that we didn't learn from that shameful and near-fatal disaster.

In this booklet:

o Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

o Learning From History

o Preparing for War

o Illusion of Security

o Winston S. Churchill: The Leader

o A Final Warning

Barbed Wire Beauty Pageant: Auschwitz Holocaust Horrors

Leah is a brand new SS girl assigned as a female guard at the extermination camp of Auschwitz. She strikes terror into the hearts of all the female prisoners. Leah desperately wants to become romantically involved with a German guard named Eric. Leah, however, becomes furious and full of jealous rage because all the German guards, particularly her precious Eric, seemed preoccupied with three sensational looking female prisoners. The first is Margaret, a very beautiful Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz who is oversexed and large breasted. The second is Sarah, a gypsy whose claim to fame is her tiny waist and wide sexy hips. Next is Gloria, a bubbly Gypsy prisoner who has a mag cover face, and who, in the eyes of Eric, "is the most beautiful woman" he has ever seen. The three women try to ward off the persistent advances of the German Eric, and Leah is in a jealous rage over it.

Leah is not willing to let her man admire and adore any other woman. Filled with wrath, Leah works out a plan to systematically destroy her three captive rivals by enacting a scheme called the "barbed wire beauty pageant."

She is inspired to carry out the scheme by her sadistic boss Irma.

In the end, Leah uses her SS authority to summon the three ladies to a place where she will enter them into the barbaric show and tell.

Marg records everything as it happens, then is able to hide the story in a stolen envelope and mix it in with some military mail.

Amy translates the story into English from it's original broken and stunted German. Some parts that were far too nasty for human comprehension were left out, which doesn't make the account any more palatable or any less true.

One can only hope that any such horrors will never be perpetrated upon human beings in captivity ever again.

Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000: Mycoses and Modernity (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History)

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The grand narrative of twentieth-century medicine is....

Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology: Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape ... - Berliner Studien der Alten Welt)

The archaeological study of movement and of its related patterns and features has been transformed by the use of GIS. Path analysis has become a very popular approach to the study of settlement and land-use dynamics in landscape archaeology. This volume addresses theoretical, technical and interpretative issues and presents case studies. A final synthetic paper aims to review the contents and to set the pace for the current methodological debate.

Driving Thailand: Thailand Diaries - Volume 2

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If you are a serious traveller, considering driving through or thinking about living in Thailand you need to read James King's THAILAND DIARIES including Driving Thailand.

Witty, informative and full of typically British humour, 'Driving Thailand' is an excellent overview of Thailand's different regions. Highly recommended for travellers, would be ex-pats and those who enjoy light reading. In this second volume of his Thailand Diaries the author takes the reader on a conducted tour of the South, Central, North-East and North of Thailand. Thailand is split into four distinct regions; North (bordering Myanmar and Laos), North-East (bordering Laos and Cambodia), Central and South (bordering Malaysia). Then you have the myriad islands in the Gulf of Thailand and off the West coast in the Andaman Sea. The author highlights the differences in the history, environment, dialect, attitude and culture in a most engaging and conversational way.

James writes more extensively about Thailand in Volume 3.



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THE WARFARE COLLECTION – Complete Military Works of Rudyard Kipling: Sea Warfare, The Irish Guards in the Great War, A Fleet in Being, America's Defenceless ... Author, France at War, The War in the

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Warfare Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War - I The Irish Guards in the Great War - II The America Army America's Defenceless Coasts Autobiography: Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Arab Women in Algeria

The book presents the first English edition of Hubertine Auclert's "Arab Women in Algeria". Hubertine Auclert lived in Algeria from 1888 to 1892 where she investigated the customs that defined the condition of women, and in doing so, she witnessed both the exploitation of women and that of the colonized people. It offers a unique picture of Algerian society in the late 19th century.

THE IRISH GUARDS: The First & the Second Battalion in the Great War (Complete Edition)

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Excerpt:

"These volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. The point of view is the battalions', and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions."

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

My War at Sea 1914–1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy during the First World War

This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, the captain of the HMS Canopus between 1914-1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914-1918 series and is based on a series of articles Grant wrote for the Naval Review in the 1920s.

It is published primarily to be of interest to those seeking more details about particular aspects of the war at sea. Grant never intended it to be a great work of naval literature, but a work of historic record.

For the first two years of the war HMS Canopus had as eventful a time as any ship in the Royal Navy, being involved at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.

As captain of the ship, Grant's account, based on his service reports and diary, is a valuable source for those wanting to know more about such key naval events of the First World War.

The report of his conversations with Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock sheds a valuable light on events at Coronel, while his description of the measures taken on land to defend the Falkland Islands details an important aspect of the battle often overlooked in accounts which focus primarily on the battle at sea.

The Canopus also played a critical role at the Dardanelles, getting further up the Straits than any other Allied ship, and Grant's sceptical perspective from inside the higher echelons of the Royal Navy adds further grist, if more were needed, to critics of the campaign. Later his account of the role of the navy in the Smyrna patrol and the subsequent operations against the Turkish coast following the evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula provide a fascinating view into this frequently forgotten aspect of the conflict.

With the kind permission of the Naval Review, I have brought together all of Grant's articles and reproduced them in a single volume to make them more easily accessible. I have also added the account given by Commander Philip J. Stopford of the Canopus which also appeared in the Naval Review. Stopford's account is much shorter and considerably less interesting than Grant's, but it does offer some additional insights.

Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

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ALMOST-FREE Books on World War 2: Over 150 Books on World War 2 for About One Dollar or Less for You to Enjoy

While compiling the extensive series, "Free Books for a Quick Download" it became evident that very few free books were available on Amazon on the Second World War. Yet the war was one of the most important and pivotal period in human history; a period which needs to be studied so as to appreciate the sacrifices of the countless many who gave their lives, or that suffered greatly as a result of that calamitous time.

Given the gigantic need to never forget, I decided to explore Amazon for books about WWII that were relevant--and affordable. The result is this low-cost collection of over 150 books about various aspects of the war. The cost of each of each the books listed in this work is about $1.00 or less.

Of course Amazon reserves the right to modify the price of its books at any time, and the books listed may vary slightly in price, up or down, at the discretion of the company.

As all the other collections which preceded this one, may you find this one most useful and enlightening.

Mike Caputo (Educator and Editor)

Youth and Experiences of Ageing Among Maa: Models of Society Evoked by the Maasai, Samburu, and Chamus of Kenya

Here it is argued that understanding another culture can only be approached through models derived from representations conveyed by members of that culture. The anthropologist may then elaborate these images through the choice of analytical parallels, even extending to other disciplines and personal experience. Each chapter here views Maa institutions through a different lens, exploring models relevant to a comprehensive analysis of social life.

1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:

This year we remember the outbreak of the First World War, one hundred years ago. This ended a century of relative peace in Europe, a century of great technological progress in which the modern world was born and a century of huge social change in England. We easily recognise the world of 1914, with trains, planes and buses. 1814 is not so easily recognisable, but it was also a cusp year. Napoleon surrendered, the French wars were near an end, a page was turning and a better future beckoned. However, in 1814, in many ways the social institutions of England remained medieval, none more so than the criminal justice system. There were 222 capital offences on the statute book, often for relatively minor offences. A child of eight was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey, London's main criminal court, another person was sentenced to death for the stealing threepence worth of cheese. This book recounts the trials of those sentenced to death at the Old Bailey in 1814.

Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap

Lonely Planet: #1 Travel publisher in the world* Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap is a reprint of the very first Lonely Planet guide, originally published in 1973. It gives anyone interested in travel a unique insight into how Lonely Planet began and an idea of what it was like to travel overland from Europe to Asia, 40 years ago. Inside Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap Introduction to the Lonely Planet story Latest eBooks Discover how far Lonely Planet's books have changed over the last 40 years Country by country get an understanding of what it was like to travel overland in the 70s... ideal for the armchair traveller eBook Features Seamlessly flip between pages Quickly find what you are looking for with search capabilities Use bookmarks to quickly return to a page Add notes by touching a word to personalize your guidebook Inbuilt dictionary allows you to quickly look up the meaning of any word Authors Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tony and Maureen Wheeler. About Lonely Planet Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel content provider. Started in 1973, we enable curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of a place via guidebooks to every destination on the planet, an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. 'TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favourite Travel Guide category' "Lonely Planet... It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world." - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland

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Between the Lines: Facial Tattoos and the Chaouia

Sepia-tinted photos from over 50 years ago show striking facial tattoos of women from indigenous populations in Algeria. But documentation of these women has faded like the aged photographs. In Algeria today the actual practice of facial tattooing is disappearing along with the older generation. One particular indigenous group losing this cultural marker is the Chaouia of the Aurs Mountains in northeastern Algeria. This project from Pulitzer Center student fellow Yasmin Bendaas captures incredible portraits and stories from Chaouia women and investigates the origins and disappearance of tattooing, especially with the advent of literacy and Islam's spread. *We recommend viewing the book on the Kindle Fire.

All you ever wanted to know about fortifications but never asked

An introduction to the history of fortifications and their building technology.

Disestablish: An Overview from Creation to the Ice Age

To Dislodge an enemy's foothold, you have to know he is one. Take a breakneck ride through thousands of years of history, science, and literature to discover the truth about Secular Humanism, its roots, and its impact from the beginning until now. These fifty brief pages could change everything. Can you afford not to read them?

Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet history and society)

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published censuses, presents more than six hundred annotated entries for the census tables, a keyword index that enables researchers to find census data by subject, and a list of political-administrative units covered in each census.

Mushroom Season

'Mushroom Season' is a ramble through magic mushrooms, mountains and metaphysics. After heavy sanctions relegated their use to a spell in the stoner wilderness, are psilocybin mushrooms about to help reframe important social and philosophical debates about our minds, and ourselves?

Where do they grow? What do they do to our brains? And why are they eschewed by the bourgois? Nina Lyon introduces us to Liberty Caps and Fly Agarics, the characters she encountered as a student tripper and the differences between home-grown hallucinogens and Mexican export.

Among the anecdotes and observations are chemical facts, etymological revelations and philosophical speculation. Why are mushrooms subject to social stigma? What are the good effects they might have on us? And how does illegalisation damage a culture of free-thinking and experiment? Taking apart the teenage cliches and middle-class prejudice associated with the drug, Nina Lyon provides a wonderfully entertaining history of the magic mushroom.

Neoplatonism: Rosicrucian Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Neoplatonism.

The Collected Essays and Articles of F. Scott Fitzgerald

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Essays and Articles of F. Scott Fitzgerald" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Who's Who--and Why. Three Cities. What I Think and Feel at 25. How I Would Sell my Book if I Were a Bookseller. 10 Best Books I Have Read. Imagination--And a few Mothers. "Why Blame It on the Poor Kiss if the Girl Veteran of Many Petting Parties Is Prone to Affairs After Marriage?". Does a Moment of Revolt Come Some Time to Every Married Man? What Kind of Husbands Do "Jimmies" Make? How to Live on $36,000 a Year. "Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!". How to Live on Practically Nothing a Year. What Became of Our Flappers and Sheiks? How to Waste Material. Princeton. Ten Years in the Advertising Business. A Short Autobiography. Girls Believe in Girls. Echoes of the Jazz Age. My Lost City. One Hundred False Starts. Ring. Introduction to The Great Gatsby. Sleeping and Waking. The Crack-Up. Pasting It Together. Handle with Care. Author's House. Afternoon of an Author. Early Success. Foreword. My Generation. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Use the free HTML table generator to create the perfect spreadsheets for your website!

Delphi: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Edition)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Delphi.

A First-Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine

The 1st Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine is an easy-to-read ebook by Professor Hawkes that seeks to give an impression of what it was like in New Testament times. Set in the year AD 60 it covers topics such as travelling there, what to see, what people eat, cost of living, what accommodation is like and other historical information. The book is well researched with a comprehensive bibliography and is suitable for teachers and any bible student.

The Essenes: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of The Essenes.

Hidden Figures Teaching Guide: Teaching Guide and Sample Chapter

We know that teachers are always looking for new and inspiring books to assign to their students. To help you decide if Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures is right for your classroom, we've created this special e-book that contains a teaching guide and sample chapters.

Hidden Figures has already been adopted as a common book on campuses across the country, and it has been assigned as required reading in high school and college courses on a variety of subjects--from history, math, and science to composition and women's studies.

Cosmology in Vedanta: The Physics Correlation

This is the free e-book of the famous work 'The Secret Behind the Universe' by the same author.

Exploring the secrets of the Universe as far as physics can go, and even beyond.. Along with its Vedantic integration.

This book is divided into two sections. The first section is a work in physics which presents an in-depth exploration of Avyakta - the hidden metaphysical reality behind the apparent universe - through scientific study. A condensed version of this part has been published in the Prespacetime Journal Vol 7 Issue 16 on 08/01/2017, titled "Avyakta - The Fabric of Space" in which this concept is explored to complement the Standard Model and explain gravitation. This section of the book attempts to explore the role of avyakta behind various phenomena like matter waves, energy in the vacuum state, spiral arms of galaxies, dark matter, Higgs boson and virtual particles which pop out of nowhere, big bang and cosmic inflation and the anti-particle.

(Prespacetime Journal (ISSN: 2153-8301), QuantumDream, Inc., P.O. Box 267, Stony Brook, NY 11790-0267, USA; is a physics journal which focuses on the origin, nature and mechanism of space-time and its possible connection to a prespacetime; and models and experimental results on elemental particles, fundamental forces including gravity and related topics.)

The second section of the book presents in-depth study of cosmology as outlined in ancient Indian Philosophy, researching from the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. The discussions shed light on many previously unknown levels and aspects. Since God cannot be considered in physics due to lack of experimental evidence, this section is provided as a separate part!

The first book of its kind, it brings the diverse fields of Science and Philosophy into face-to-face contact. It is a thrilling journey for all types of readers interested in science or Vedanta.

Applying the Rosicrucian Principles: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

In this issue of the Digest, Rosicrucian members share some of their stories of how they have applied the Rosicrucian principles in their lives, thus attuning with their Master Within.

EUROPE'S BLACK WORLD ORDER

This book is a look at Europe from the Neolithic Period 45,000 years ago, until today, when the Royal Houses and families were the Black Race which today's U.S. Hollywood, movies has completely erased out of existence, in their movie presentation. However their is far too much exact proof of the fact that Black people ran all of Europe both Eastern and Western 45,000 years prior to the Caucasians every coming into existence. It was King Henry VIII who decapitated his Royal Secretary Thomas Cromwell over this same issue. Thomas Cromwell destroyed over 70% of the art and artifacts belonging to Britannia, by spending his entire life erasing proof that Black People ran all of Britannia, inclusive of Ireland, Scotland and Wales for some 45,000 years. King Henry VIII settled this issue right then and there.

Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories

Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories features the writing and photography of nine Pulitzer Center grantees- journalists who reported on Syrian refugees between 2012 and 2015. Their travels took them from Syria to Sweden, and from crowded camps to cramped apartments in city suburbs. Each of the journalists- Hugh Eakin, Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, Stephen Franklin, Joanna Kakissis, Alia Malek, Holly Pickett, Alisa Roth, Alice Su, and Selin Thomas- lends a unique perspective. Originally published in Al Jazeera, BBC News, Guernica, In These Times, Marketplace, NPR, The Atlantic and The New York Review of Books, these stories tell of an abandoned homeland, an indifferent world, and an uncertain future. They trace the history of one of the biggest displacements of modern times- providing a testament to the suffering and courage of those who fled.

Edited by Kem Knapp Sawyer

Designed by Evey Wilson

Arabian Knights - Volume 1 (Knights of Arabia)

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*Biographies & Memoirs

Overview:

If you're looking for something light to read and would like to expand your horizons then this is the book for you. It's a fun and interesting collection of brief stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real-life Arabian Knights (there won't be any armor or jousting - different culture!)

In this volume you can read about the following:

Story #1: Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.

Story #2: Hatim Al-Taaee promises to feed his neighbor's children even though he has nothing to feed his own, gives away a fortune and is humbled by the generosity of an orphaned bedouin youth.

Story #3: Owes bin Haritha is given a costly gift which causes his jealous peers to hire a poet to publicly ridicule him. When the overzealous poet insults Owes' mother, Owes swears vengeance on the man and angrily pursues him.

Story #4: Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, the king of Al-Heira, loses his way one dark night and is taken in by a friendly bedouin couple. Later, the king finds himself in the uncomfortable position of sentencing his kind host to death.

Story #5: Abd Al-Muttalib bin Hisham, a Qurashi elder, swears to sacrifice one of his sons to god in return for being blessed with ten healthy, strong adult sons. Years later, surrounded by his ten adult sons, Abd Al-Muttalib is haunted by his oath. If he does not sacrifice one of his sons, might god take away all ten of them?

Story #6: Ghaelan bin Salamah bravely volunteers to go speak with Kisra, the king of the Persians, on whose lands he and his fellow merchants have inadvertently trespassed. Will his smooth words pave the way to great profits or an early grave?

Story #7: Abu Sufyan is interrogated by the Roman Emperor Heraclius who is trying to determine the veracity of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Story #8: Hajib bin Zurarah grows weary of the terrible drought afflicting his tribe's lands so he proposes the idea of traveling to the borders of the Persian kingdom and temporarily settling there. The journey is long and arduous and, once they arrive there, they may be turned away by the formidable king of the Persians, Kisra.

Story #9: Abu Al-Qassim Al-Tanbouri keeps his old madas (leather sandals) and replaces the worn out parts rather than buying a new pair of madas. Then, through a series of unfortunate events, Al-Tanbouri's madas cause him to go to jail, repeatedly.

Story #10: A knight, a housewife and a bedouin man use their agile wits to make sure things go their way.

Included in this ebook is a map illustrating the locations of the cities and areas mentioned in the stories.

Also by Aisha Bilal:

1. Arabian Knights - Volume 2

2. Muslim Knights - Volume 1

3. Muslim Knights - Volume 2

4. Islamic and Arabian Quotes and Proverbs - Volume 1 [Illustrated]

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The Doctor,The Eye Doctor and Me: Analogies and Parallels Between The World of Doctor Who and the Syrian Conflict

"Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in" - The Doctor's Promise

"Assad or we burn the country" - The Eye Doctor's Promise

The Doctor, the lead character in the BBC's phenomenally successful TV show "Doctor Who"; a time-traveling alien hundreds of years old. A compassionate person with the curiosity of a child and the wisdom of the ages.

The Eye Doctor, Bashar Assad of Syria, whose ophthalmology studies in the UK were interrupted to enable him to inherit the presidency of a country from his father.

"The Doctor, the Eye Doctor and Me" is the world of Doctor Who and the Syrian conflict as seen through the eyes of Aboud Dandachi, an activist and refugee from the city of Homs. The book attempts to explain the events of the Syrian conflict by exploring the remarkable analogies, parallels and contrasts between the war and the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor. Among the thirteen episodes the book draws on include;

The Impossible Astronaut/The Day of the Moon, the day the Doctor fought his own revolution.

The Doctor's Wife, the day the Doctor lost his home and himself became a displaced person.

A Good Man Goes to War, as opposed to how a "bad man" implements "reforms".

Journey to the Center of the TARDIS, when the Doctor proved truly capable of Machiavellian manipulations that would put dictators to shame.

Asylum of the Daleks, and the narratives individuals create and live by in order to endure the burdens of war.

The Night of the Doctor, what happens when both sides in a conflict become as bad as the other.

The Time of the Doctor, the most important factor and lesson in war, any war, as exemplified by the Doctor's hundreds year battle to protect one town from the combined forces of the universe.

The book also examines the contrasting languages used by the Doctor and the Eye Doctor, and how the year 2013 was a milestone for both Doctor Who and Syria's political history.

Written by Aboud Dandachi, a Syrian activist who over the course of the war would live in both opposition and loyalist areas, and witness first hand the effects of the conflict on both communities, "The Doctor, the Eye Doctor and Me" is a unique interpretation of Doctor Who as it marked its fiftieth anniversary, and a first-hand account of the most devastating period in Syria's modern history.

It is both the story of one person's journey through the different stages of the Syrian conflict, and the lessons and insights into the meaning of the events of that journey as gleaned from parallels and analogies with one of the century's most remarkable cultural achievements.

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The Orphic Mysteries: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Edition)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of the Orphic Mysteries.

The Pythagoreans: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of the Pythagorean Tradition.

Gnosticism: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Gnosticism.

On Eastern Crossroads (Legends and Prophecies of Asia)

In the traditions of all peoples there have been legends of pilgrims who set stones along their path in order to find their way back to the source. "On Eastern Crossroads," may be regarded in this light, and we feel that each of these superb fragments so carefully gathered by her adds its sparks to the texture of truth, and reveals the steps of the most ancient traditions. In the variety of subjects, in the work, there is no feeling of a personal impress; it is like a wreath of flowers, gathered not with special concern for the specimens, but out of love for the beauty of the entire meadow. One may feel how during many travels each new contribution to the work was added without any negative thought, and thus was gradually filled the collector's bag of benevolence.

It is valuable to feel that no one is urged to accept these traditions in any one direction. But readers may be enriched in their intuition regarding the constructive aspects of the story of mankind. Thus we see how the minds of the nations collected and preserved for ages the great images as evolving sparks of their genius.

These sparks should be guarded with equal solicitude by ourselves and our posterity. It is chiefly necessary that we should regard with reverence these traditions, nor demean them, but let us apply them to our spiritual necessities in the most constructive and most appreciative way.

Thus, let the travelers from the past salute the future!

Egypt: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of mystical Ancient Egypt.

Astonishing Facts about The Quran

The Quran is an amazing divine book filled with striking mathematical peculiarities and correspondences that boggle the mind. This is a compilation of these astonishing facts about the Quran which really prove its divine existence.

Eleusis: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 1 Peter

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Hermetism: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

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Pyrrhus Makers of History

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The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic ... the nineteenth century, Volume XXVI, 16

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The Mithraic Mysteries: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, James

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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, Philemon

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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 2 Peter

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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, 2 Timothy

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Isis: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

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Unveiling The Bride: The New Covenant Church (Christian Discipleship Series Book 7)

The divine union between Christ and the church is the eternal purpose of God the Father. For it was always in God's heart from before time to obtain a holy bride and companion for His Son. Just as a husband loves his wife, Christ loved the church and gave His life for her. Just as Eve was created from Adam's body to be his bride and glory, God created the church from Christ's body to be His bride and glory. And as Eve was created as Adam's companion and helpmate to reign over the earth, God created the church as Christ's companion and co-regent to reign with Him in the age to come. This eBook will help you recognize the difference between the true New Covenant church and the false counterfeit church. The author explains how God has designed the New Covenant church to fellowship and function under the headship of Jesus Christ. He also gives practical Biblical instruction to help believers fulfill God's divine purpose for His church - that they might be the overcoming bride of Christ during the dark and turbulent days that lie ahead.

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students

This manual was written as the course curriculum for home-study seminary students. It contains writing assignments for each of the 32 units. It also contains insights, images, and doctrines and principles to help students with their individual study.

Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope

It was hot. A sudden stillness was in the late afternoon air. The waterhole's surface shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at it's edge told of pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped up, their spreading ripples fracturing the tree and sky reflections; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have known better, I should have smelt crocodile!!

What is it about the Northern Territory that fascinates?

I have only to mention it's name in conversation and people stop and turn to listen.

Why, for 190 years, has it drawn people from all over to come, stay longer than they imagined and, often, never leave?

This book is a memoir of a family's life in a remote aboriginal community, in Australia's Northern Territory, something the equivalent of remote Canada or Alaska, where few people go.

For half a century it was our home - this place called Oenpelli,(now Gunbalanya) at the very top of Australia, place of dark skinned people, crocodiles, buffalo and much more, a place where we built our lives.

It tells of changing world as a missionary family and an aboriginal community become part of modern Australia

This our family's story, growing amongst the people, animals and places and colours of this this strange land, alongside an aboriginal community going through its own changes; citizenship, alcohol, uranium mining, land rights, outstation development, and community self management.

It is a memoir of living in one of the most isolated parts of Australia - a small aboriginal missionary community in the Northern Territory, something the equivalent of the remote Canada or Alaska. It is the landscape featured in the tourist brochures for Kakadu and the movie Crocodile Dundee.

It is a chronicle of change in the last half century with land rights and aboriginal self determination at the centre of which are my mother and father with Christian beliefs which motivated their contribution to this change.

It is a story of memories and love for this remote and beautiful place, in which I lived as a child then worked as an adult.

It also a story of many NT people who gave me my memories and of many other parts of the NT each with their distinctive character and their hardy, outlandish characters who stories live on in my mind and words.

It also tells of my own experience of surviving attack by a large crocodile in a remote swamp

This memoir provides the foundation for my novels in the Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series. The places in these books are the places in which I lived and worked and many of the stories came little changed from people I knew. In particular my experience in surviving a crocodile attack of a large saltwater crocodile, which mauled my leg as told in this book forms part of the central role of the crocodile as a predator in this novel series.

The role of my father in opening road transport including building a crossing of the East Alligator River, developing outstations for aboriginal communities, learning to fly on missionary wages and establishing an aviation service along with assisting the aboriginal peoples of this land to gain royalties from mining is a story that deserves to be told as a major part of NT history. Along with his tireless work the contribution of many others is also an essential part of the story.

Crisis in the Arab World

The events of January and February 2011 have shaken not only the Middle East and North Africa but the whole world.

Starting in Tunisia in December 2010, unrest has spiralled through the Arab world, with extraordinary results: following mass uprisings, the Tunisian dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben-Ali has fled the country, while his counterpart Hosni Mubarak of Egypt decided to stand down with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Algeria - also ruled by a military dictatorship - has seen major riots, with several protestors killed, while similar demonstrations in Yemen have led President Saleh to announce that he will not seek another term in office.

Crisis in the Arab World is a free sampler of Yale books that discuss these three febrile regions.

In the Heart of Africa

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Common Sense

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Travels of Richard and John Lander into the interior of Africa, for the discovery of the course and termination of the Niger From unpublished documents ... the hitherto unexplored countries of Africa

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Impressions of South Africa

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Notes on the Byzantine Empire (The 101 Notes Series)

Ch. 1 introduces the topic of the Byzantine Empire, summarizing some of the themes and events that took place during its reign. After doing so, Ch. 1 discusses the origins of the Byzantine Empire as the eastern half of the Roman Empire. Ch. 2 discusses the system put in place by the Romans to establish two co-emperors to rule western and eastern halves of the empire during the 4th century. Ch. 2 then discusses Constantine's conversion and establishment of Constantinople as the capital of the eastern half. Ch. 3 discusses why the western half of the empire fell while the eastern half continued. Then Ch. 3 further discusses the Byzantines' culture, most prominently its religion. Even after Rome fell in 476 A.D., the Byzantines continued to consider themselves as part of the Roman Empire. Thus it was a prerogative to attempt to reconquer the western half of the Roman Empire. Ch. 4 looks at the Byzantines' expansion under the Justinians during the 6th-7th centuries. Ch. 5 details the rise of Islam in the Middle East, which led to an Islamic caliphate's attempt to push westward across North Africa and even into Spain, bringing it into direct conflict with the Byzantine Empire. Ch. 6 looks at the constant battles the Byzantines fought during the 8th-10th centuries, as the Byzantines fought to maintain their supremacy in the region. As the Byzantine empire's territory continued to shrink at the turn of the new millennium, they hoped to utilize their shared faith with Western Europe to assist them in expelling the Turks. The result was the most famous series of religious conflicts in history. Ch. 7 profiles the Crusades. Ch. 8 discusses the eventual fall of the Byzantines at the hands of the Ottomans. But Ch. 8 also details how, before the empire was dissolved, much of the works of antiquity safely possessed in the Byzantine Empire had made their way west and helped spark the Renaissance.

Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 Bc: An Isotopic Approach (Topoi-Berlin Studies of the Ancient World)

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The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 Together with Other Documents, Official and Private, Relating to the Same Mission, ... Prefixed an Account of the Life of Mr. Park

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To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. I A Personal Narrative

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Buddha: A Short Biography (+ Famous Buddha Quotes)

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'The characters who drive the plot - Hiro's uncle, the unscrupulous and unforgiving moneylender; Sakura, Hiro's ersatz girlfriend; Wendy, a motherly English tutor from New York; and Bad Boy, a schoolyard bully turned gangster... How skillfully this book has been written!... A pleasure to read and absolutely recommended...' readersfavorite.com

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'By the second chapter I was ensconced in a far-away land and culture in a way that I have rarely, if ever, been.... Five stars simply aren't enough... Well done, Mr Stevens, well done...' Lloyd Tackitt

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Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

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England Under the Tudors

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An Angel Problem

In our day some bad things are going on all around the globe. God did not establish life on earth to be this way. From the unseen, spirit realm, war rages that reveals itself about us. We see evil in conflict with good in horrific ways. So read on to understand the history for these occurrences straight from the Bible. It is not the time to be naive but to understand there is An Angel Problem.

Merlin, Magic and the Medieval Church: An Examination of Correlations Between the Character of Merlin the Wizard from the Thirteenth Century Vulgate Cycle and Medieval Writings on Magic

A thesis submitted in 2012 to Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, this work attempts to trace a parallel development between the character of Merlin and the development of magic in Europe into the thirteenth century. In tracing this development, the author seeks to determine both the plausibility of Merlin to his audience and thus the value of studying the literary character to gain historical insight.

Peter the Great

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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, Preface and Introductions

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Uprooted - A Vietnamese Family's Journey, 1935-1975

The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice any more. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side. The French or the Communists. "They are going to murder your father." Intelligence, humility and graft made Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong. His values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood. They will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign. Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stay together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War and the American War tear his country apart over forty years. Based on a true story, Uprooted is an uplifting saga that spans three generations of a Vietnamese family's life or death struggle to survive in a changing landscape. See uprootedthenovel.com for more details

Native Races and the War

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Great African Travellers

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The Sea-Kings of Crete

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Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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Between the Lines: Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After

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Greek Studies a Series of Essays

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A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia; With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. Death of Abonna Salama--Sketch of his Life and Career--Grievances of Theodore against him--His Imprisonment at Magdala-- The Wallo Gallas -- Their Habits and Customs--Menilek appears with an Army in the Galla Country--His Policy-- Advice sent to him by Mr. Bassam--He invests Magdala and fires a feu-de-joie--The Queen's Behaviour--Steps taken by the Chiefs--Our Position not Improved--The Effects of Smoke on Menilek--Our Disappointment followed by Great Joy-- We receive News of the Landing of British Troops. On the 25th of October, Abouna Salama (the Bishop of Abyssinia) died after a long and painful illness. Abouna Salama was in many respects a remarkable man. Two such characters as Theodore and himself are seldom met with at the same time in those distant lands. Both ambitious, both proud, both passionate, it was inevitable that sooner or later they must come into collision, and the stronger crush the weaker. Abyssinia had been for years without a bishop. Priests could no more be consecrated, nor new churches dedicated to Christian worship, as the ark could not contain the tabot blessed by the bishop of the land. Ras Ali, although outwardly a Christian and belonging to a converted family, had still too many connections amongst the Mussulman Gallas, his true friends and supporters, to care for more than an apparent profession of the State religion, and troubled himself very little about the inconvenience to which the priesthood was subjected by the longcontinued vacancy of the bishopric. Dejatch Oubie was at that time the semi-independent ruler of Tigre. From the position of a simple governor he had gradually risen to power, and now at the head of a large army strove for the title of Ras. Though still on apparent terms of...

Cecil Rhodes, man and Empire-maker

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The Personal Life of David Livingstone... Chiefly From his Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of his Family

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A Social History of the American Negro, Being a History of the Negro Problem in the United States, Including a History and Study of the Republic of Liberia

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The Discovery Of Muscovy

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One Young Man: The Simple and True Story of a Clerk who Enlisted in 1914, who Fought on The Western Front for Nearly two Years, was Severely Wounded ... Somme, and is now on his way Back to his Desk

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The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

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My Reminiscences Of The Anglo-boer War

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A History Of The Japanese People From The Earliest Times To The End Of The Meiji Era

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Anglo-Saxon Britain

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El Kab

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Through Finland in Carts

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A Voyage to Abyssinia;

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