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The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End (Pandemic History)

The Black DeathSweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored. Inside you will read about...✓ What was the Black Death?✓ A Short History of Pandemics✓ Chronology & Trajectory✓ Causes & Pathology✓ Medieval Theories & Disease Control✓ Black Death in Medieval Culture✓ ConsequencesFascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world’s most effective killer meant to medieval society in particular and humanity in general.

Serial Killers True Crime: Chilling True Crime Cases Of The Worlds Most Twisted Serial Killers And Criminals (True Crime, Organized Crime Book 1)

Chilling True Crime Cases Of The Worlds Most Twisted Serial Killers And CriminalsA lot of people have hobbies - most of the time, that hobby is directed by their penchant for a certain thing; sometimes travel and exploration, sometimes food, and in other cases, crafts. However, there are people whose hobbies consist of sinister things: some of them desire to kill women, both young and old, children, or homosexuals.Serial killers often act unpredictably - even experts who study them agree that there is no telling how they will react once they have completed a murder. Many of them become perfectionists, often using the same MO throughout their killing spree and fine tuning it to suit their tastes. Others become braver and take more risks to increase the adrenaline rush. For others, each murder becomes more brutal than the next, while in some cases, they virtually stop - as if their need to kill had been sated appropriately. All we can say for certain is that it is an area of interest for many people and that many movies, books and television shows have been created in response to this.In this book, you will learn of 5 people whose desire to murder was sated – learn how they started, why did they did it, and how they were captured. If you love reading about the twisted minds and heinous actions of some of the worlds most psychotic serial killers, then grab this book now!* Scroll Up and Get Now! *

My Indian Boyhood

My Indian Boyhood is a classic memoir of life, experience and education of a Lakota child in the late 1800s. Author's wish was to to educate the public about Lakota culture and to challenge government policies toward Native Americans by presenting his personal life story. Luther Standing Bear was a Sicangu and Oglala Lakota chief notable in history as a Native American author, educator, philosopher, and actor of the twentieth century. Standing Bear fought to preserve Lakota heritage and sovereignty; he was at the forefront of a Progressive movement to change government policy toward Native Americans.

The History of Britain in 50 Events (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 1)

This book provides an easy to understand overview of British History in 50 Events.Inside you will learn about…- The Foundation of London- The Great Viking Invasion- The Battle of Hastings- The Black Death- The Battle of Waterloo- The Last Public HangingAnd much more!

The Complete Works of Emile Zola

This ebook edition contains the unabridged Complete Works of Emile Zola translated into English language, with a detailed and functional table of contents. Émile François Zola (1840 – 1902) was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse. Content: The Early Novels: CLAUDE'S CONFESSION THE DEAD WOMAN'S WISH THE MYSTERY OF MARSEILLE THERESE RAQUIN MADELEINE FERAT The Rougon-Macquart Cycle: THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS THE KILL THE FAT AND THE THIN THE CONQUEST OF PLASSANS ABBE MOURET'S TRANSGRESSION HIS EXCELLENCY EUGENE ROUGON THE DRAM SHOP A LOVE EPISODE NANA PIPING HOT THE LADIES' PARADISE THE JOY OF LIFE GERMINAL HIS MASTERPIECE THE EARTH THE DREAM THE HUMAN BEAST MONEY THE DOWNFALL DOCTOR PASCAL The Three Cities: LOURDES ROME PARIS The Four Gospels: FRUITFULNESS LABOUR TRUTH The Short Stories: STORIES FOR NINON NEW STORIES FOR NINON PARISIAN SKETCHES THE ATTACK ON THE MILL THE FLOOD CAPTAIN BURLE THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER THE DEATH OF OLIVIER BECAILLE NAÏS MICOULIN J'Accuse !: I ACCUSE...!

The Story of the Goths (Illustrated)

The Goths were an East Germanic people, two of whose branches, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths, played an important role in the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of Medieval Europe. An important source of knowledge of the Goths is Getica, a semi-fictional account, written in the 6th century by the Roman historian Jordanes, of their migration from southern Scandza (Scandinavia), into Gothiscandza—believed to be the lower Vistula region in modern Pomerania—and from there to the coast of the Black Sea.The Story of the Goths by Henry Bradley is a fascinating and concise history of the people that brought down the Romans.Includes Goth image gallery.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

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The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke

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Start writing fiction

Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free ebook, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form

In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka’s art and life. The first section of the book shows how Kafka’s rhetoric may be understood as the daring project of a man compelled to live his life as literature. In the central part of the book, Corngold reflects on the place of Kafka within the modern tradition, discussing such influential precursors of Cervantes, Flaubert, and Nietzsche, whose works display a comparable narrative disruption. Kafka’s distinctive narrative strategies, Corngold points out, demand interpretation at the same time they resist it. Critics of Kafka, he says, must be aware that their approaches are guided by the principles that Kafka’s fiction identifies, dramatizes, and rejects.

The Initiatory Process in Ancient Egypt (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

Rosicrucian Egyptologist Max Guilmot presents the mystical meaning of some of the most important rites and rituals of the ancient Egyptian mystery schools.Dr. Max Guilmot was a Belgian Egyptologist on the staff of the Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth, Brussels. He was also a Corresponding Member of the Revue de l’Historie des Religions, Paris, and member of the Société des Gens de Lettres de France. For many years he was also a consultant to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose.

The Plot Dot: An eight-step visual guide to plotting unforgettable fiction and writing a book readers love. (Self-Publishing Basics 1)

Writing a book doesn’t have to be so hard.A plotting guide for fiction authors who hate outlining.If you’ve read dozens of books on writing but still struggle with finishing or polishing your story, get stuck in the soggy middle, lose motivation to fix your book after the first draft is done, or can’t get readers to stick with your story, this book is for you.After early criticism made me give up writing for nearly a decade, I spent years studying the craft of fiction and boiled everything into a simple, eight-step framework authors can use to improve their writing. Then I added a unique visual framework for creating powerful scenes that readers will love.This book will help you: ✓ Organize your story so you can finish a great book, faster✓ Unlock hidden potential in your scenes that you didn’t know was there✓ Hook readers faster so they don’t quit too earlyWhether you’re a panster or a plotter, the guided exercises in this book will help you gain greater visual clarity, plot and outline your novel, edit and revise your first draft, and renew your enthusiasm for writing fiction.The Plot Dot makes an excellent workbook for writing retreats, is simple enough for children to use (it’s never too early to write your first novel), and introduces a new and useful way to organize your book, improve your writing, and create unforgettable scenes that will make a deep and lasting impact.