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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
by Frederick Douglass

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English

Pages

140

Publication Date

November 25, 2014

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<DIV><B>A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionist </B><BR /><BR /> First published in 1845, <I>Narrative</I><I>of the Life of Frederick Douglass </I>is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers, as well as the strength and courage needed to survive.<BR />  <BR /> Born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Frederick Douglass spent years secretly teaching himself to read and write—a crime for which he risked life and limb. After two failed escapes, Douglass finally, blessedly boarded a train in 1838 that would eventually lead him to New York City, and freedom.<BR />  <BR /> Few books have done more to change America’s notion of African Americans than this seminal work. Beyond its historical and social relevancy, it is admired today for its gripping stories, intensity of spirit, and heartfelt humanity.<BR />  <BR /> This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.<BR /><BR /></DIV>
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
by Harriet Ann Jacobs

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English

Pages

141

Publication Date

May 17, 2012

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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.
Haute History: France's Most Iconic Fashion Designers
by Cesira Veret

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English

Pages

36

Publication Date

December 27, 2015

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Haute History: France’s Most Iconic Fashion Designers, is a book that explores the life, times and ideals of some of France’s greatest masterminds when it came to Haute Couture or French High fashion as it is also known. <br /><br />Learn more about the history and the interconnectedness of fashion designers in the elite set. <br /><br />Understand what drove them, but most of all uncover their life stories and the lessons that we could all take out of it in order to realize our own highest potential.
Archivist on a Bicycle: Jiří Fiedler
by , Paul King

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English

Pages

101

Publication Date

July 20, 2015

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Archivist on a Bicycle is a tribute to Jiří Fiedler, a Czech Protestant, who for most of his life documented extinct Bohemian and Moravian Jewish communities at great danger to himself. His day job was as a children’s book editor; his passion was mapping and archiving the sites of Jewish life in the Czech lands. From the 1970s through 2014, he was an invaluable source for scholars, genealogists, museum curators — anyone in the world interested in Czech Jews. Jiří rarely talked about what he called his “strange hobby,” but viewed it as a decent person’s response to Nazism and Communism. After the Velvet Revolution, he published Jewish Sights in Bohemia and Moravia and more than one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His electronic encyclopedia of Jewish communities at the Jewish Museum of Prague contains 1,670 entries. The writers, translators, and publisher have honored Fiedler’s spirit by making this collection of essays available “for free.”<br /><br />“Archivist on a Bicycle is a very special work. Jiří Fiedler was the self-commissioned historian of the Czech Jewish community compiling a vast personal archive before such memory was fashionable, before indeed it was acceptable. Essay after essay in this collection describes his mission and his struggle. The result is a rare insight into life in Czechoslovakia under Communist domination and in the post-Communist era. Fiedler was a man of uncompromising integrity, a ‘moral man in an immoral society.’ I read this book with tears and a smile, with growing admiration and unending gratitude.” —Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and former Director of the Holocaust Research Institute, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum<br /><br />“A remarkable book about a unique person. Jiří Fiedler’s research and photos from a time when nearly no one dared to be openly interested in Jewish topics are an invaluable resource for researchers of Jewish history and culture in this central European region. His murder left ‘a gap impossible to fill or heal’ as Václav Fred Chvátal´s contribution in the book argues. This collection brings together articles from contributors in the Czech Republic, England, Israel and the USA. It is a fascinating source of information not only about about Jiří Fiedler but about Jews and non-Jews devoted to Jewish heritage in Czechoslovakia.” — Kateřina Čapková, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Contemporary History<br /><br />“Conducting research on bygone Jewish sites during socialism was a lonely and dangerous hobby: by remembering Fiedler’s dedication and ethics, Archivist on Bicycle offers a history of postwar Czechoslovakia, Jewish history read against the grain, but also shows, with Havel, the power of the powerless. This lovely, funny, sad book commemorates an eminent scholar of Czech Jewish history.” — Dr. Anna Hájková, University of Warwick<br /><br />“Archivist on a Bicycle is a moving and informative tribute to a scholar and fine human being whose tireless efforts enriched our knowledge about the presence of Jews in the Czech Lands. His research and generous help enabled others to follow.” — Dr. Michael Riff, Director, The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey<br /><br />“Fiedler, who was not Jewish, did his work at considerable risk to his own safety, possibly as a way to oppose the regime and at the same time to restore the now destroyed Jewish communities to their rightful place in Czech society. After the fall of Communism in 1989, he continued to work as a scholar at the Jewish Museum of Prague. In this volume, Helen Epstein and Wilma Iggers have collected essays that present a picture of a meticulous and devoted scholar, a witty and playful man, and a decent and courageous human being, who was brutally murdered in 2014.” — Marsha L. Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History, University of Maryland
All My Georgias: Paris-New York-Tbilisi
by Redjeb Jordania

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

April 14, 2012

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All my Georgias is a book of memoirs structured as a compilation of real life stories that paint a vivid picture of the author's lifelong journey through the hectic 20th century .<br /> Redjeb Jordania is the son of the first president of Georgia, Noé Jordania, who along with his entire government, was forced to immigrate to France after the Soviet occupation of Georgia in 1921. Redjeb was born in Paris, where he grew up among the Georgian émigré colony. He later moved to the United States where he eventually settled in New York and East Hampton. <br />His very first occasion to visit the country of his ancestors came about in 1990. That fall and the following year he had the privilege of witnessing some of the tumultuous events that led to Georgia's independence, the election of President Gamsakhurdia, and a few months later his ouster by an armed rebellion. <br />These stories are told in a masterful manner, fascinating, sometimes comical, with historical and cultural insights as background, including: life in the Georgian émigré colony in Paris, a delirious music lesson under the bombs during WWII, living without citizenship, a New York encounter with the KGB, Georgia's road to independence, and much more. <br />Anyone interested in how people adjust to history - or just a good story - will find this book hard to put down <br /> Sandro Kvitashvili. Rector, <br /> Tbilisi State University<br />
Balcón de recuerdos alrededor del mundo (Spanish Edition)
by Card. Javier Lozano Barra...

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Spanish

Pages

285

Publication Date

December 20, 2013

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¿Por qué “balcón”? Porque por este balcón me he asomado a algunos de mis principales recuerdos, que vistos a distancia, desde mi “balcón”, adquieren una perspectiva muy particular; en la que me he atrevido a invitar a quien guste divertirse un poco, a compartir conmigo este panorama que permite ampliar la mirada a los cinco Continentes; por eso le llamo “alrededor del mundo”.<br />No se trata de una autobiografía sino de un conjunto de 122 anécdotas engarzadas a través de mi vida. Las narro brevemente, cada una de las cuales ocupa como promedio dos páginas o un poco menos. Las ordeno en nueve capítulos, a saber: Niñez, Seminario, Universidad y Ordenación, Viaje a Tierra Santas, Inicio de mi ministerio sacerdotal, Celam, Obispo, Sínodo de la Familia y Pontificio Consejo para la Pastoral de la Salud. (Card. Lozano Barragán Roma, 14 de octubre de 2010)
Arabian Knights - Volume 1 (Knights of Arabia)
by Aisha Bilal

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English

Pages

76

Publication Date

December 25, 2013

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<b>Kindle Bestseller</b><br />*History<br />*Biographies & Memoirs<br /><br /><b>Overview:</b><br />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!)<br /><br /><b>In this volume you can read about the following:</b><br /><br /><b>Story #1:</b> Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.<br /><br /><b>Story #2:</b> 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.<br /><br /><b>Story #3:</b> 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.<br /><br /><b>Story #4:</b> 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.<br /><br /><b>Story #5:</b> 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?<br /><br /><b>Story #6:</b> 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?<br /><br /><b>Story #7:</b> Abu Sufyan is interrogated by the Roman Emperor Heraclius who is trying to determine the veracity of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).<br /><br /><b>Story #8:</b> 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.<br /><br /><b>Story #9:</b> 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.<br /><br /><b>Story #10:</b> A knight, a housewife and a bedouin man use their agile wits to make sure things go their way.<br /><br />Included in this ebook is a map illustrating the locations of the cities and areas mentioned in the stories.<br /><br /><b>Also by Aisha Bilal:</b><br />1. <i><b>Arabian Knights - Volume 2</b></i><br />2. <i><b>Muslim Knights - Volume 1</b></i><br />3. <i><b>Muslim Knights - Volume 2</b></i><br />4. <i><b>Islamic and Arabian Quotes and Proverbs - Volume 1 [Illustrated]</b></i>
Haute History: Britain's Most Iconic Fashion Designers
by Cesira Veret

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English

Pages

37

Publication Date

December 27, 2015

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Dress defines you. Your attire, be it jeans and t-shirt or an evening gown describes your personality. Your style tells if you are casual, formal, informal, careless, decent, rebellious or elegant.<br /><br />This book was written to teach you about the most iconic fashion designers from England such as:<br /><br />• Alexander McQueen: From Royalty to the Red Carpet<br /><br />•Mary Quant: The Queen Chic<br /><br />•Vivienne Westwood: The Diva of Punk <br /><br />•John Stephan: The King of Carnaby Street<br /><br />•And more...<br /><br />It also gives you a short but thorough glimpse of British High Fashion world. <br />The best thing about the book is that you will come away with a better understanding of each designers unique way for thinking!<br />
Giacomo Leopardi e Gubbio (Quaderni di italianistica.online) (Ita...
by Luigi M. Reale

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Italian

Pages

22

Publication Date

December 29, 2016

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Primo numero della serie monografica "Quaderni di italianistica.online" (www.italianistica.online) ideata e curata da Luigi M. Reale. | Il ritrovamento nell'Archivio Diocesano di Gubbio della partecipazione di nascita di Giacomo Leopardi inviata il 5 luglio 1798 dal padre Monaldo a Gubbio ci fa risalire, tramite la nonna paterna di Giacomo, Virginia Mosca, ad una altrimenti dimenticata ascendenza eugubina dell'illustre poeta. Grazie all'originale ricerca già condotta da Anna Maria Trepaoli è stato possibile un ulteriore approfondimento che ha messo in luce notizie particolari sulla famiglia Leopardi e sul giovane Giacomo.

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