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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....

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.

Up From Slavery

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.

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 £6,000 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.

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.

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....

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.

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.

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....

The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile

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Ancient Greece: Discover the Secrets of Ancient Greece

ANCIENT GREECE The Complete Guide! "**Limited Edition**" From the " Ancient Civilizations and Mythology " collection and the award winning writer, Martin R. Phillips, comes a masterful explanation of the ancient Greeks. From the gods to the titans to all of the ancient legends and the folk lore, this book has it all! "An excellent depiction of the ancient Greeks... amazing stuff!" - Alex Lemmings, Book Critique Topics of Discussion - The Beginning - The Pantheon of the Gods - The Birth of Democracy - Darius, Xerxes, and the Persian Threat - Pericles and The Golden Age - Philosophy and Discord - The Roman Empire - and much more! Grab Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $30 but if you purchase this book today you will get it for just $11.99! --------- Tags: Ancient Greece, Greece, Greek Mythology, Gods, Titans, Ancient Civilizations, Civilizations, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Philosophy, History

Greek Mythology: Discover the Ancient Secrets of Greek Mythology

GREEK MYTHOLOGY The Complete Guide! "**Limited Edition**" From the " Ancient Civilizations and Mythology " collection and the award winning writer, Martin R. Phillips, comes a masterful explanation of the ancient Greeks and their Mythology. From the gods to the titans to all of the ancient legends and the folk lore, this book has it all! "An excellent depiction of the ancient Greeks and their mythology... amazing stuff!" - Alex Lemmings, Book Critique Topics of Discussion - In the Beginning, There was Chaos - The Titans' Rule - The Olympian Rule - Hercules and the Twelve Labors - Other Important Beings in Greek Mythology - Greek Mythology and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey - Meet Your Roman Doppelgangers - and much more! Grab Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $30 but if you purchase this book today you will get it for just $11.99! --------- Tags: Greek Mythology, Mythology, Ancient Greece, Civilizations, Ancient Civilizations, Greece, Greeks, Titans, Gods, Zeus, Hercules, Greek Gods, Apollo, Athena, Gaia, Chaos, Uranus, Cyclops, Chronos, Tartarus, Olympia, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Metis, Hades

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.

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 Gettysburg Address (Little Books of Wisdom)

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

Ancient Egypt: Discover the Secrets of Ancient Egypt

ANCIENT EGYPT The Complete Guide! "**Limited Edition**" From the " Ancient Civilizations and Mythology " collection and the award winning writer, Martin R. Phillips, comes a masterful explanation of the ancient Egyptians. From the gods to the pharaoh to all of the ancient legends and the folk lore, this book has it all! "An excellent depiction of the ancient Egyptians... amazing stuff!" - Alex Lemmings, Book Critique Topics of Discussion - Agriculture and Moving Toward Dynasty - The Old Kingdom - Collapse and Rebirth - Pharaohs and the Middle Kingdom - Moving Toward the New Kingdom - The New Kingdom Flourishes - The New Kingdom Continues and Ends - and much more! Grab Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $30 but if you purchase this book today you will get it for just $11.99! --------- Tags: Egypt, Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Mythology, Civilizations, History, Kings, Pharaohs, Nile, Monuments, Pyramids, Sphinx, Monoliths, Agriculture, Dynasty, Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom

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.

The Story of the GREEKS: A LARGE Print Classic

History of the Moors of Spain

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1914: The Early Campaigns of the Great War by the British Commander

The commander of the BEF's view of the Great War This book, written by Sir John French, concerns his period of command during the first period of the Great War. Predictably, as in many commander's memoirs it displays much partiality as to his own actions and those of others. This is particularly noteworthy since the consensus view of the history of the time does not judge-with much justification-French kindly. At the outbreak of the war French was the obvious choice for command and his views accorded with the government establishment if not with more forward thinking military men under his command. Fast moving German offensives revealed French's military strategy with its faith in inflexible defensive strongpoints to be hopelessly out of date. Events overtook him and were it not for Smith-Dorrien's aggressive action during the First Battle of Mons-for which seemingly French never forgave him-the BEF could easily have been overwhelmed. French became increasing out of touch and indecisive and was replaced in 1915 by Haig. This book is far from a balanced history, but is an important account of how a nineteenth century soldier saw his twentieth century war. It also contains much factual information on the dispositions of troops and actions in what was a fluid stage of the conflict.

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.

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.

Ancient History, Bundle 1: History of Empires, Ancient History (Ancient History Series)

A captivating study of the beginnings of art, engineering, architecture, and more. An overview of some of the most powerful empires throughout history that helped make humankind the versatile and complicated species we are today.

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History of Empires: Rise and Fall of the Greatest "Empires" in History! Understanding The: Roman Empire, American Empire, British Empire, & Much More. ... Mesopotamia, Byzantine Empire Book 1)

A thrilling study of empires whose leaders lost sight of their civic obligations, leading to revolts, social disruption, and inescapable destruction. Journey through war, famine, conquest, and death.

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Ancient History: History of the Ancient World: Ancient Civilizations, and Ancient Empires. History that Defined our World (Ancient Roman History, Human ... Greek Mythology, Ancient Empires Book 1)

3rd edition with added content

Discover how ancient civilizations molded us into what we are today. A tantalizing glimpse into our vast and complex ancient history that is sure to inspire further study. There is a lot to be learned from ancient history.

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.

Ancient Egyptian Mythology: Discover the Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Mythology

Discover the Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Mythology... **SPECIAL 2-IN-1 BOOK OFFER** In this combo pack you will find two amazon bestsellers merged into one and offered at a discounted price! Part 1. Ancient Egypt Take a sneak peek inside... Agriculture and Moving Toward Dynasty The Old Kingdom Collapse and Rebirth Pharaohs and the Middle Kingdom Moving Toward the New Kingdom The New Kingdom Flourishes The New Kingdom Continues and Ends BONUS! Find Inside... and much more! Part 2. Egyptian Mythology Take a sneak peek inside... The Creation How to Usurp a God Morality, Life, Death and the Afterlife The Pantheon and the Deeds of the Gods Two Tales of the Ancients Monuments and the Parts of the Soul BONUS! Find Inside... and much more! Download Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $20. To order "Ancient Egyptian Mythology: Discover the Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Mythology!," click the BUY button and download your copy right now!

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

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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



Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Ancient Greek Mythology: Discover the Secrets of Ancient Greece and Greek Mythology

Discover the Secrets of Ancient Greece and Greek Mythology... **SPECIAL 2-IN-1 BOOK OFFER** In this combo pack you will find two of my bestselling books merged into one and offered at a discounted price! Part 1. Ancient Greece Take a sneak peek inside... The Beginning The Pantheon of the Gods The Birth of Democracy Darius, Xerxes, and the Persian Threat Pericles and The Golden Age Philosophy and Discord The Roman Empire BONUS! Find Inside... and much more! Part 2. Greek Mythology Take a sneak peek inside... In the Beginning, There was Chaos The Titans' Rule The Olympian Rule Hercules and the Twelve Labors Other Important Beings in Greek Mythology Greek Mythology and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey Meet Your Roman Doppelgangers BONUS! Find Inside... and much more! Download Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $20. To order "Ancient Greek Mythology: Discover the Secrets of Ancient Greece and Greek Mythology!," click the BUY button and download your copy right now! Tags: Greek Mythology, Mythology, Ancient Greece, Civilizations, Ancient Civilizations, Greece, Greeks, Titans, Gods, Zeus, Hercules, Greek Gods, Apollo, Athena, Gaia, Chaos, Uranus, Cyclops, Chronos, Tartarus, Olympia, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Metis, Hades, Ancient Greece, Greece, Greek Mythology, Gods, Titans, Ancient Civilizations, Civilizations, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Philosophy, History

U.S. History

U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

7 Secrets About Columbus: The Quickest & Easiest Way To Discovering The Truth

Did Christopher Columbus, discover America or was Europe discovered by American Indigenous people? Should we believe the journals written by Christopher Columbus to report to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand concerning the voyages? In 1492, the Spanish crown they expelled the Moors of Spain. Converted Jews financed or helped Columbus with plans to travel westbound on sea towards India. What was Columbus' real name? Was he Portuguese, Spaniard, Italian or Polish? These facts and much more will be found in this book.

Life In Christ: Essays on the Christian Life, Church History, and Theology

This book is different than other Christian books on the market. This book is composed of essays on different topics within Christianity. This book discusses how to be a better disciple, a better defender of the faith, biblical authorship, theology, and church history. Within its pages you will find an overview of topics to strengthen your faith.

Gaugamela

A more realistic version based from what we know really happened before and after for the previously centuries old version.

Foundations of Buddhism

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 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

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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.

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.

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.

All you ever wanted to know about fortifications but never asked

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

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

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

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.

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.

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....

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.

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.

World History Timeline - Volume III - From the death of de Molay to the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

Volume III of the World History Timeline, spanning the period from the death of Grand Master of the Knights Templar Jacques de Molay to the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, 1314 AD - 1572 AD. Illustrated throughout to enhance the reading experience, Volume III of the World History Timeline is formatted for Kindle devices and the Kindle for iOS apps.

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

The Letters of Queen Victoria : A Selection from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861 Volume 2, 1844-1853

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Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

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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.

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.

The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II: history

World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind. However, the half century that now separates us from that conflict has exacted its toll on our collective knowledge. While World War II continues to absorb the interest of military scholars and historians, as well as its veterans, a generation of Americans has grown to maturity largely unaware of the political, social, and military implications of a war that, more than any other, united us as a people with a common purpose.

Civil War Four Pack: Andersonville, Co. Aytch, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Life of General Robert E. Lee

Civil War Four Pack presents four key primary texts for Civil War buffs and historians:

Andersonville - A Story of Rebel Military Prisons - Fifteen months a guest of the so-called Southern Confederacy - A private soldier's experience in Richmond, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Blackshear and Florence by John McElroy.

Co. Aytch - A Side Show of the Big Show by Samuel R. Watkins.

Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

A Life of General Robert E. Lee by John Esten Cooke.

Includes image gallery.

Sparta's Shame: The Battle of Sphacteria and Pylos

Charles R. King utilizes his academic education in physics and classical history to apply an original analysis to examine one of the most pivotal conflicts in western history - The Peloponnesian War. Accessible to both the professional historian and the buff, this analysis enables the reader to approach one of the more significant battles in this epic conflict with a fresh outlook. The author uses primary sources and historiography to provide unique insights.

This work not only utilizes the author's education and academic background, but also takes advantage of his experience as a career military officer and of physical visits to several of the significant sites of the war.

Scientology from Islamic Perspective

Scientology has been called the world's most significant new religion, and Scientologists themselves claim to draw on 50,000 years of wisdom. However apostates from Scientology claim it is a vicious, dangerous cult masquerading as a religion. No matter which description we choose, the fact remains that Scientology is a controversial, mysterious religious movement, with more than 10 million members in around 160 countries across the globe. In this series of articles, we hope to delve into this puzzling movement, and find the answer to several intriguing questions. Is Scientology a religion or an evil cult? What exactly does a scientologist believe, and how do these beliefs compare to the religion of Islam?

The official scientology web site states that "Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature and one's relationship to self, family, groups, mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being". From this we can easily deduce that scientology does acknowledge God, or what they refer to as the Supreme Being.

"Scientology comprises a body of knowledge which extends from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these are, that man is an immortal spiritual being, his experience extends well beyond a single lifetime and his capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realised." In this statement we can see that scientologists believe in some form of reincarnation perhaps not dissimilar to the Eastern religions such as Hinduism or Buddhism.

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.

Arabian Knights - Volume 1 (Knights of Arabia)

Kindle Bestseller

*History

*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]

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.

Jews and Patriots - Hungary's Jewish volunteers in the Civil War

A little is known about the contribution of Hungary's Jewish soldiers to the Union's victory. In general people speak of Jews as physicians, scientists, business people but they have not discovered the other image of the Jew yet.

The face of the brave and Jewish volunteer who was ready to give his life to prove his loyalty to his country. The Jewish Hungarian volunteers in the American Civil War have to be distinguished from the other Jewish soldiers who were fighting the bloody war. There are some reasons why we cannot compare them to American Jews.

First, all of these Jewish volunteers from Hungary were fighting on the side of the Union, without exception. Second, almost all of them were already professional soldiers, many of them high ranking officers, some of them non commisioned officers. It is estimated about 4000 volunteers joined the US army from Hungary, 1000 of them were Jewish veterans of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, lots of them fought in the Second Italian War of Independence as well. Their former military experience had key role in the timeline of the Civil War.

The purpose of my book is to remember their heritage and their sacrifice as well as to present you fascinating military stories.

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.

Islam Folklore The Man Who Committed 99 Murders

There's a story related in Sahih Bukhari emphasising the vastness and generousness of Allah's mercy. The Prophet (saws) picked on certain events throughout history to show their importance. This emphasised a certain message that he was trying to convey to us. Since the events of the past are so numerous, the ones chosen to be related and preserved in his words till the end of time must be of great importance. Whenever we hear stories of the past we should always remember that Allah had chosen those stories to be related as a great occurrence.

There was a man who had heartlessly murdered 99 people, when all of a sudden he felt remorse over what he had done. He asked the people in his town if they knew anyone who was pious enough to get advice from. They recommended to him an ascetic who lived in the mountains. So the man went to this learned person and told him about the past and his wishing to repent for his actions.

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.

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.

Greek Studies: A Series of Essays

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ismailia

Hermetism: 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 Hermeticism.

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.

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.

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.

Isis: 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 Isis Mysteries.

Pyrrhus Makers of History

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Nero

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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.

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?

Lost Continents (Expanded edition): Secrets and mysteries of civilizations

Lost Continents (Expanded edition)

Secrets and mysteries of civilizations

This is an expanded and revised edition of the popular book. In it you will find additional information about the lost continents of Atlantis and Lemuria.

This book will acquaint you with some interesting and unusual hypotheses about the lost continents. We will try to open the veil of secrecy over the issue of the disappearance of mythical lands.

The history of the Earth keeps in itself a huge number of unsolved mysteries even today. One of the most famous, which has plagued scientists for many years, is Atlantis. Specialists are trying to find out whether she really existed and what causes her death. However, ancient legends tell not only about Atlantis, which disappeared from the face of the Earth, but also about a number of continents with developed civilizations that were sunk as a result of natural cataclysms. Most often mentioned are several such continents: Lemuria, located in the Indian Ocean, and Pacifida, or Mu - in the Pacific. In 1830, the zoologist Philip Latley Sclaiter suggested that in the extreme antiquity, about 100 million years ago, in the Indian Ocean there was a continent called Lemuria, which subsequently sunk. However, scientists doubt this theory, because the age of a person is estimated at only 2-3 million years. Of course, some support the idea of Sclater and even consider that Lemuria was the cradle of humanity.

Content:

Introduction

Lemuria

The birth of the hypothesis

Borders and climate of Lemuria

Lemuria as a lost land in the legends

Lemuria as the birthplace of the Harappan civilization

Hypothesis of the existence of Lemuria

The mysterious land of the Ubaids is Dilmun

Egyptian legends

Antique evidence of the southern land

Secrets of the Indian Ocean

The death of Proto-Indian civilization

The opposite view of Lemuria

Atlantis

Atlantis: the birth of a legend

Where is Atlantis?

How did Atlantis perish?

Arctida-Hyperborea

Arctida and Hyperborea in Science

Hyperborea or Tuleana land

Arctida

Was there life in the Arctic

Hyperborea in mythology

Hyperborea: the view of people of the ancient era

Gerard Mercator map

Expeditions to Arctica-Hyperborea

Pacifida

The Mystery of Easter Island

Legends about Pacifide

What do the ancient writers hide?

Giants of Moai

Geological data

Conclusion

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.

Common Sense

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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.

Impressions of South Africa

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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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The Soul of the Indian

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

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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.

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

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Ten Days That Shook The World

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England Under the Tudors

In January 1536 the deeply-injured Katharine died; to be followed ere many months had passed by her....

Kisah Hikayat Tobatnya Sang Perampok Makam

Suatu hari Umar ra. datang menemui Nabi Muhammad SAW. dengan menangis. Rasulullah saw. pun bertanya kepadanya, "apa gerangan yang menyebabkan engkau menangis, wahai Umar?" Kata Umar, "sungguh hati saya merasa tersentuh oleh ratapan seorang pemuda yang ada di pintu rumah Tuan!" Rasulullah saw. pun memerintahkan Umar untuk membawa pemuda itu.

Ketika pemuda itu telah sampai di hadapan Rasulullah saw. Beliau pun bertanya kepadanya, "wahai pemuda, apa gerangan yang menyebabkan engkau menangis dan meratap?" Pemuda itu menjawab, "wahai Rasulullah saw., yang membuat saya menangis adalah banyaknya dosa yang terlanjur saya lakukan! Saya takut bila Allah murka kepada saya!" Beliau kembali bertanya, "apakah engkau mempersekutukan Allah dengan sesuatu?" "Tidak!" jawab pemuda itu. "Apakah engkau telah membunuh orang tanpa hak?" tanya Rasulullah saw., "Tidak!" jawab pemuda itu. Allah SWT akan mengampuni dosamu itu sepenuh tujuh langit dan bumi!" jelas Rasulullah saw. sambil menenangkan pemuda itu.

Mendengar penjelasan Rasulullah saw., pemuda itu pun berkata, "Wahai Rasulullah saw., dosa saya lebih besar dari tujuh langit dan gunung yang tegak berdiri!" Beliau pun menimpali, "Apakah dosamu lebih besar dari kursi (kekuasaan) Allah swt.?" "Dosa saya lebih besar lagi!" ratap pemuda itu. "Apa dosamu lebih besar dari Arsy?" Beliau kembali bertanya. "Dosa saya lebih besar dari itu!" jawab pemuda itu.

Peter the Great

Oskar Hedin, head of the fur department of old John McNabb's big store, looked up from his scrutiny....

How much of the Bible did William Shakespeare Write?

Did William Shakespeare Write Psalms?

The Gondola Maker

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Makers of History: Cyrus the Great

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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

The Yosemite

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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On War Vol 1

Between the Lines: Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After

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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...

The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln: A Narrative and Descriptive Biography With Pen-pictures and Personal Recollections by Those who Knew Him

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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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A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

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Babylonians And Assyrians; Life And Customs

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