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Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Abr...
by Mark Steinberg

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March 25, 2017

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The New World. Popular conceptions of colonists in a reduced role spread. Heated debates and pamphleteers ignited the spirits of the underrepresented as various European powers involved the colonies in attempts to dominate North America. A brand of civilized order was brought to the chaos found in the colonial wilderness. Without the trouble that eighteenth century Europe faced, a new ordered world along European lines could glorify its past in bringing its best self back to life. The revolutionary generation would come to question this early colonial order. As Franklin, Washington, and Hamilton would learn, attempts to forge a unique identity would become inevitable. With it came high risks that they were reluctant to take. They would eventually help carry the New World from colonial status to confederation and ultimately a nation. Not without a fight in shedding their colonial responsibilities in favor of self-determination. Join us as we investigate what influenced these three trailblazers and what framed many debates, including the wars, the Great Awakening, the Enlightenment and rebellions. Abe's America fit a different era. How did it resemble and differ from its revolutionary birth? Did it evolve in concert with the intentions of these three founding fathers? How did he build on their enduring literature?
Sugar, Stamps & Tea: The Objects That Made America (Bite Sized Hi...
by , Lauren Tokarewich

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English

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March 24, 2017

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Most people think of history as a subject they were forced to attend in school or some old guy with wooden teeth and a bad wig. There’s stories about governments passing laws and people making grand speeches, but people don’t really have a connection with that nowadays.<br /><br />When you think back to the American Revolution you’re probably not making connections to an episode of Dr. Who that you saw, or how America was like the little brother that got stuck with all the strict rules just because we moved away.<br /><br />History is more than a series of important dates or dry facts that you were forced to memorize for school. With funny anecdotes, witty comparisons, and creative metaphors, Sugar, Stamps & Tea puts the 50 most important events that led to the American Revolution in a unique modern light.
AW-AW-TAM INDIAN NIGHTS (THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE PIMAS OF AR...
by JOHN WILLIAM LLOYD

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March 25, 2017

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This is a rare book of Southwestern Native Americans Folklore, the Pima, who residents of the deserts of southern Arizona., transcribed by a sympathetic amateur ethnographer at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Pima live in the arid deserts of southern Arizona, and originally survived by horticulture and hunting/gathering. Lloyd was not a linguist, and collected the stories through an interpreter. All of the Pima words and phrases are written using a crude 'phonetic' system, which no doubt is fairly inaccurate. However, this does not invalidate the folklore, which is well-told and consistent with other southwestern Native American mythology, particularly in its repetition of the number four.<br />
Zombie Virus: The Ultimate Weapon, Why Nations Are Building Them....
by Tony The Great

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English

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March 28, 2017

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<h2>Zombie Virus: The Ultimate Weapon. Why Nations Are Building Them. Why Zombies are the Ultimate Army and How to Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse.</h2><br /><br />We see zombies every day in books, television and movies.<br /><br /><strong>But did you know that zombies are real?</strong><br /><br />In fact, governments around the world have invested billions of dollars into the most powerful weapon of all: the Zombie Virus. In Zombie Virus: The Ultimate Weapon, you will discover the horrifying truth about what powerful forces are up to. With this virus, they will be able to unleash millions of zombies upon the world. What will you do when these flesh-eating monsters walk our streets, our schools, and into our homes?<br /><br />Zombie Virus: The Ultimate Weapon not only explains the hidden truth behind these governments’ secret plans, but also tells you how you can keep yourself from becoming a victim. Zombies are the ultimate army – they kill without remorse, they live for carnage, and they are unstoppable – until now.<br /><br />With this book, you will have your very own guide to surviving the imminent zombie apocalypse. Don’t trust anything your government tells you. Just let this book open your eyes and your mind.<br /><br />The Zombies are coming.<br /><br /><strong>The END is near…</strong><br />
Ancient Greece: Greek Gods, Spartans, Greek Mythology and The Tro...
by Patrick Auerbach

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English

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March 26, 2017

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About 2,500 years ago, Greece was one of the most important places in the ancient world. The Greeks were great thinkers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians. The Greeks called themselves 'Hellenes' and their land was 'Hellas'. The name ‘Greeks’ was given to the people of Greece later by the Romans. They lived in mainland Greece and the Greek islands, but also in colonies scattered around the Mediterranean Sea. There were Greeks in Italy, Sicily, Turkey, North Africa, and as far west as France. They sailed the sea to trade and find new lands. The Greeks took their ideas with them and they started a way of life that's similar to the one we have today. There was never one country called ‘ancient Greece’. Instead, Greece was divided up into small 'city-states’, like Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia.<br /><br /><strong>Greek Gods</strong><br />The ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other. <br /><br />The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. They held festivals in their honour, with processions, sports, sacrifices and competitions. Stories of the gods' exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.<br /><br /><strong>Spartans</strong><br />Proud Xerxes, Emperor of Persia and King of Kings, invades Greece with a million soldiers. He commands thousands of ships and is supported by dozens of allies, among them the charming Queen Artemisia. <br /><br />At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.<br /><br />Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history. One that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale.<br /><br /><strong>Greek Mythology</strong><br /><strong>Greek Mythology</strong> is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. The Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. Polytheistic means they believed in and worshiped many different gods. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.<br /><br /><strong>Trojan Horse</strong><br />The story of the Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer’s Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality. Nevertheless, it has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks.<br /><br /><strong>Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history</strong>
Old World Cookery, Tipsy Treats from 100 Years Ago (Black Cat Bib...
by Catrina LaNoir

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English

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March 26, 2017

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Fifty deliciously “spirited” desserts and drinks – all genuine antique recipes from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Includes homemade cordials and ice creams, puddings, punch, sauces and more!
儒家视野下的政治思想 (政治与法律思想论丛) (Chi...
by 李明辉

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Chinese

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199

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November 01, 2005

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传统儒家以“内圣外王”为理想,原本就包含一套政治思想。但儒家传统自19世纪中叶开始现代化以来,经历了艰辛的自我转化之历程,面临不同问题(尤其是政治转型的问题)之挑战。无论成败,这些经验均有一定的参考价值与现实意义。本书作者长期研究儒学与西方哲学(尤其是康德哲学),特别致力于探讨儒家传统的现代意义。在本书所收的十一篇论文中,他试图从儒家的基本价值观出发,思索儒家传统在现代政治中可能的重新定位,思考的范围包含儒学与民主、人权、现代化、自由主义、社群主义、存心伦理学、责任伦理学等议题,值得关切儒家前途的人士参考。
Unlikely Friends
by David Dilsizian

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English

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March 26, 2017

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This book details the friendship between Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald. It has a great message for kids about racial differences and standing up for someone that is being mistreated.
SPEECH BY FIELD-MARSHAL HERMANN GÖRING. SPEECH AT THE CONCLUSION...
by HERMANN GÖRING

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English

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March 29, 2017

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This eBook reproduces a speech by Field-Marshal Hermann Göring delivered on June 24, 1934. The occasion was the annual competitive flight round Germany. At this early stage of the Third Reich, per the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was not permitted by the Allied Powers to maintain an air force.
LE VICOMTE DE BÉZIERS (ÉDITION INTEGRALE TOMES I & II) - ROMAN ...
by Frédéric SOULIE

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French

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March 29, 2017

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Le <b>Vicomte de Béziers</b> initie le cycle que <b>Frédéric Soulié</b> a consacré au Languedoc du XIIe et XIIIe siècle, terre des <em>Comtes de Toulouse</em>, en proie aux passions antagonistes de la <b>religion</b> et de la <b>liberté</b> puis livrée aux atrocités de la guerre et de la <b>répression religieuse</b>. <br /><br /><b>Raimond-Roger Trencavel</b>, <em>vicomte de Béziers et de Carcassonne</em>, est le héros romantique de cette tragédie qu’est la <b>Croisade contre les Albigeois</b> pour ces terres de la Langue d’Oc, tragédie que met en scène <b>Frédéric Soulié</b>, mêlant, avec quelle maestria dans le suspens, grande Histoire et intrigue romanesque. <br /><br />Pris entre l’intransigeance des religieux, le fanatisme et la cupidité des Croisés français, les manœuvres retorses du <em>Comte de Toulouse</em> et du <em>Roi d’Aragon</em>, le jeune <b>vicomte Trencavel</b>, symbole de la <b>tolérance religieuse</b> occitane des XIIe et XIIIe siècles, est la victime idéale pour l’ambitieux <b>Simon de Montfort</b>... <br /><br />Cette édition contient le texte intégral, revu et corrigé du roman historique "<b>Le Vicomte de Béziers</b>", <b>Tome I</b> (1834) et <b>Tome II</b> (1854), donnant à Frédéric Soulié le privilège d’être le tout premier auteur à rendre populaires les épisodes de la tragique <b>Croisade contre les Albigeois</b>.<br /><br /><u>Tome I</u> : Au début du XIIIe siècle, l’actuelle Occitanie va subir la Croisade contre les Albigeois. Trois seigneurs suzerains s’affrontent : Roger, vicomte de Béziers et seigneur de Carcassonne, Pierre, roi d’Aragon et comte de Montpellier, et le Comte de Toulouse. <br />Ces derniers ont conclu une entente secrète avec les éléments les plus radicaux du clergé pour dépouiller Roger de ses terres et se les approprier dans le contexte de la croisade que prêche <b>Innocent III</b>… au motif que Roger protège les hérétiques sur ses terres. La réforme progresse mais le clergé semble se préoccuper surtout de richesses matérielles. Couvents et évêques ont racheté les droits de justice des seigneurs partis aux Croisades ou à la faveur de leurs difficultés pécuniaires. Il est funeste, sous les tribunaux ecclésiastiques, être accusé d’<b>hérésie</b>. Roger comprendra peu à peu l’étendue de la machination en se rendant à Montpellier pour la "<i>foire libre</i>". <br />Il croisera en route bandits et ennemis… Pourra-t-il avertir l’assemblée des seigneurs du danger qui attend la région ?<br /><br /><u>Tome II</u> : L’assemblée des chevaliers convoquée à Montpellier par le <b>vicomte de Béziers</b> est compromise par les manœuvres du clergé. Déconsidéré, il perd alliés et vassaux. La croisade qui commence par <b>Béziers</b>, y sera sanglante. Réfugié derrière les murs de <b>Carcassonne</b>, Roger tient en échec <em>Simon de Montfort. Les chefs de la croisade refusent la médiation proposée par Pierre d’Aragon ; le découragement les gagne ; ils tentent la trahison. Les assiégés renoncent à la lutte et leur échappent par un incroyable subterfuge. Mais Roger a gardé bien des amis. <em>Foë</em>, <em>Catherine</em>, et <em>Agnès</em>, réconciliées, se lancent dans une aventureuse expédition pour le sauver. Ses fidèles, menés par <em>Buat</em>, organisent un coup de main. Leur ruse réussit mais Roger a-t-il éclairci toutes les incompréhensions accumulées avec ses proches ?<br /><br />Laissez-vous entraîner dans cette superbe fresque historique sur la <em>croisade albigeoise</em>, <b>témoignage intemporel des drames de la persécution religieuse</b>. <br />C’est une haletante équipée que vous propose un des pionniers et virtuoses incontestés du <b>roman-feuilleton historique</b> du XIXe, digne de rivaliser avec les grands maîtres du genre, tels <b>Dumas</b> ou <b>Balzac</b>, dans un style que n’aurait pas démenti le grand <em>Walter Scott</em> lui-même !<br /><br />Cette édition est parfaitement mise en page pour une lecture optimale sur votre liseuse. La table des matières dynamique vous permet de naviguer d’un clic entre les chapitres et les volumes.</em>

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