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Ragnar Lothbrok and a History of the Vikings: Including King Rag...
by Noah Brown

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English

Pages

177

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<h2>Ragnar Lothbrok was a legendary warrior who left a legacy among the Vikings like none other. </h2><br />Today's popular TV Show may have popularized Ragnar's story but the real facts are not very well known. Discover the truth behind this Viking Warrior and the rich history of the Vikings<br /><br /><h2>Topics Included in this Book:</h2><br /><ul><li>The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok</li><li>Vikings in England</li><li>Vikings in France</li><li>Vikings in America</li><li>Vikings in Ireland, Scotland and Wales</li><li>Rollo the Viking</li><li>And more amazing facts about the rich history of the Vikings!</li></ul><br /><br /><p><b>Order yours today!</b></p>
Princess To Queen: The Early Years Of Queen Elizabeth II
by Michael W. Simmons

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English

Pages

190

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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Elizabeth II, at the age of 91, is the longest-reigning monarch ever to sit on the throne of England. Most people living today have no memory of a time when she was not Queen. But when she was born, no one knew she was destined to rule. Her father, the Duke of York, was only the second son of George V. His dashing playboy brother was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne. It wasn’t until King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson in 1936 that the Princess Elizabeth, then ten years old, knew the course that her life was to take.<br /><br />From the unlikely romance that united her parents, to the abdication that nearly toppled the monarchy, this biography will introduce you to the Princess who came before the Queen. Set apart from other children and sheltered by her parents, her steadiness of character nonetheless enabled her to help fight the Nazis in World War II and overcome steep obstacles in order to marry the man she loved. These were the years that forged the character of the woman whose 65-year reign has seen her country through the second half of the 20th century and beyond.<br />
Interesting (but Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Afg...
by Emily Stehr

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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Interesting (but Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Afghanistan<br /><br />Word Origin and History of Afghan:<br />“1) Also, Afghani; a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan. 2) Pashto.<br />“Name of the people of Afghanistan, technically only correctly applied to the Durani Afghans; Old Afghan chronicles trace the name to an Afghana, son of Jeremiah, son of Israelite King Saul, from whom they claimed descent, but this is a legend. The name is first attested in Arabic in al-‘Utbi’s ‘History of Sultan Mahmud’ written circa 1030 CE [BC] and was in use in India from 13th century. Attested from 1833 as a type of blanket or wrap (in full, Afghan shawl); 1973 as a style of sheepskin coat; 1877 as a type of carpet; 1895 as a breed of hunting dog.”<br />http://www.dictionary.com/browse/afghan<br /><br />William Hough; A Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus: In the Expedition Into Affghanistan in the Years 1838-1839, Under the Command of HE Lieut-General Sir John (now Lord) Keane, GCB & GCH, Commander-in-Chief; W Thacker and Co; 1840<br />William Hough writes: “12. Camels carried off. (20th June, 1839) - Thermtr. 4 AM 66 degrees. To-day about 150 camels belonging to one of HM’s Regts were carried off, while grazing close to camp; one of five unarmed Europeans in charge killed, and the rest severely wounded. A guard of a Sergt and eight men was sent out as a protection to the camels, but they went into a village to escape from the heat of the sun; and knew nothing of the camels being carried off till too late. The five unarmed men went down to the rivulet to water the camels; a gang of mounted Affghan robbers, rushed from concealment, and drove off the camels. The Europeans behaved as well as men could do, without arms, in defending the camels. The Brigr of the day went out immediately, with the picquets, but the camels were off to the hills, and could not be traced.”
The New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: The History and Legacy of the E...
by Charles River Editors

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English

Pages

70

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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*Includes pictures<br />*Includes ancient accounts of the New Kingdom<br />*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading<br />*Includes a table of contents<br /><br />Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world’s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it’s no wonder that today’s world has so many Egyptologists. <br /><br />What makes the accomplishments of the Ancient Egyptians all the more remarkable is that Egypt was historically a place of great political turbulence. Its position made it both valuable and vulnerable to tribes across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and Ancient Egypt had no shortage of its own internecine warfare. Its most famous conquerors would come from Europe, with Alexander the Great laying the groundwork for the Hellenic Ptolemy line and the Romans extinguishing that line after defeating Cleopatra and driving her to suicide. <br /><br />Among all the periods in ancient Egyptian history, the New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1050 BCEE) is perhaps the best known among non-specialists and Egyptologists alike. The reasons for wide-ranging modern knowledge of the New Kingdom are many and include a wealth of extant written materials, several well-preserved temples, and numerous larger-than-life kings and other personalities. In terms of literature, the New Kingdom not only boasts the most extant texts that have been translated and studied by modern scholars, but also a number of texts originally produced during earlier periods of Egyptian history that were copied during the New Kingdom. The texts span several genres including religion, historiography, bureaucracy, and diplomacy, which have all helped Egyptologists reconstruct the chronology, religious practices, and daily lives of Egyptians during the New Kingdom. Many of the texts were inscribed on the walls of some of Egypt’s greatest temples such as Medinet Habu, Luxor, and most impressive of all, Karnak. The abundance of literature written and temples constructed during the New Kingdom was the direct result of Egypt’s growing influence in the Near East during the late Bronze Age.<br /><br />By the time of Egypt’s Nineteenth Dynasty, the Egyptians had created a vast empire that stretched from what would be the modern region of northern Sudan in the south to southern Syria in the north (Kuhrt 2010, 1:185). With control of such a vast empire, the Egyptians were able to export valuable minerals such as gold and silver, which were much rarer in the other Near Eastern kingdoms, and imported horses, timber, and chariots that they used to build their impressive military. A chronological examination of ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom reveals the process in which Egypt transitioned from a regional kingdom to an international empire. The examination will demonstrate that the New Kingdom was a fairly complex system that brought about several changes in pharaonic culture before ultimately collapsing. <br /><br />The New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: The History and Legacy of the Egyptian Empire at the Peak of Its Power chronicles the tumultuous history of Egypt late in the second millennium BCE. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the New Kingdom like never before.
New look at the Russian February Revolution of 1917
by Boris Romanov

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English

Pages

34

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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In recent years in Russia, there is formed a new look at the causes of the revolution in February 1917 and the fall of the monarchy on March 2, 1917. Of course, the fact that at the end of the First World War four monarchies fell (Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey), this indicates tectonic shifts in world history. However, the revolutions in each of these countries had their own peculiarities. Russia is the only country of the Entente (the camp of the victors), which underwent a revolution and then collapsed - although its resources were the largest among all the warring countries, and the hardships of the war were the least.<br />In this brochure we will try to understand these contradictions and reveal the true reasons for the conspiracy against the last Russian emperor Nicholas II. I decided to present here (briefly) the history of the Russian catastrophe of 1917 according to my big book "The Emperor Who Knew His Fate. And Russia, which did not know "(2012, published by BHV-Petersburg) - by the way, all sources are given in this book (in its third part), and I give these source here too (at the end of the text).
The story of the French Huguenots in South Africa
by Norma Rousseau

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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In the year 1688, wooden ships approached the Cape of Good Hope from the Atlantic Ocean, bringing refugees from France to a new life, free of prosecution, while other ships brought people in bondage from the spice routes in the Indian Ocean to a life of slavery. These people spoke different languages and came from vastly different cultural backgrounds. Their lives intersected as they fought for survival at the tip of the African continent. Both groups lost their languages and a new language evolved, but they would live separate existences for more than three centuries before they became part of one new nation.
Behind the Emerald Door of Oz the Untold Truth (Ebook 1): Esoteri...
by Christopher Clay Lord

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English

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Publication Date

June 21, 2017

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Truthiracy House of Wisdom Presents: Behind the Emerald Door of Oz The Untold Truth!<br />This is Ebook version #1 of #3 versions (this version #1 has NO colored pictures with Black text ONLY)<br />Ebook version #3 is recommended! (Full Color Pictures with Color Coded Text!)<br />• The most shocking and anticipated Book of 2017!<br />• This Book makes the Duh-vinci Code look like a child's play toy!<br />• YouTube sensation Truthiracy3 House of Wisdom's long awaited first publication!<br />• Mind blowing wisdom on a LEvEL most do not even know exists! <br />• This book is available in three (3) versions:<br />Ebook1 $1.01 (black and white only), Ebook 2 $7.11 (color pictures w/ B&W text), Ebook 3 $9.11 (All Full Color)<br />• There is also a Collection of all Three Ebooks for $11.11!
Theft: A History of Music
by , Jennifer Jenkins

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<b>Theft: A History of Music:</b> This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history. A neglected part of musical history. Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself. To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ’s turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing – extensively borrowing – from each other since music began. Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race – again and again, race – and law. And because music affects us so deeply, those struggles were passionate ones. They still are. <br /><br /><br />The history in this book runs from Plato to <i>Blurred Lines</i> and beyond. You will read about the Holy Roman Empire’s attempts to standardize religious music using the first great musical technology (notation) and the inevitable backfire of that attempt. You will read about troubadours and church composers, swapping tunes (and <i>remarkably</i> profane lyrics), changing both religion and music in the process. You will see diatribes against jazz for corrupting musical culture, against rock and roll for breaching the color-line. You will learn about the lawsuits that, surprisingly, shaped rap. You will read the story of some of music’s iconoclasts – from Handel and Beethoven to Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Charles, the British Invasion and Public Enemy.<br /><br /><br />To understand this history fully, one has to roam wider still – into musical technologies from notation to the sample deck, aesthetics, the incentive systems that got musicians paid, and law’s 250 year struggle to assimilate music, without destroying it in the process. Would jazz, soul or rock and roll be legal if they were reinvented today? We are not sure. Which as you will read, is profoundly worrying because today, more than ever, we need the arts. <br /><br /><br />All of this makes up our story. It is assuredly not the <i>only</i> history of music. But it is definitely a part – and a fascinating part – of that history. We hope you like it.
Wisdom According to Bob
by Robert Legan

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English

Pages

426

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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Wisdom According to Bob is a collection of wisdom, life lessons, and common sense knowledge accumulated over the last 70+ years of my life. Its chapters instruct its viewers on how to lead lives full of integrity, make good decisions, and reclaim the values that seem to be disappearing in American society.
The Auschwitz Trilogy: Three Unique Biographies from Auschwitz-Bi...
by Cynthia Southern

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English

Pages

63

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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This is a compilation of my trilogy of my Auschwitz biographies. They include The Blonde Beast of Birkenau and Belsen:The Life and Crimes of Irma Grese, The Vixen Who Shot A Nazi: The story of Franceska Mann, who shot SS Guard Josef Schillinger, in Auschwitz-Birkenau and A Letter from Auschwitz.

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