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The History Of Protestantism
by James Aitken Wylie

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English

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April 23, 2017

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<b>When Martin Luther rebelled against the Church of Rome and nailed his <em>Ninety-five Theses</em> to a church door in Wittenberg he sent shock waves through the Christian World.<br /><br />This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which would cleave Christendom in two.</b><br /><br />But where did Luther’s ideas come from?<br /><br />And what actually occurred during the Reformation?<br /><br />James Aitken Wylie in his seminal work, <em>The History of Protestantism</em> explains the origins of this religious revolution through to its impact across the world.<br /><br />Through exposing the precursors of Protestantism, such as the Waldenses, and explaining how the Roman Catholic church had developed since the fall of the Roman Empire, Wylie is able to explain how mid-sixteenth century Europe became a hotbed of discussions on religion and the position of the Church of Rome.<br /><br />He uncovers how the founding fathers from Luther and Hus to Calvin and Zwingli forged their churches under the oppression of the Roman Catholic leaders, and sometimes in conflict with other Protestant churches.<br /><br />Wylie uncovers how different nations reacted to the advent of Protestantism through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including Switzerland, France, Scandinavia, England and the multitude of German states in the Holy Roman Empire.<br /><br />Protestantism had no centralized organization to define doctrine so across these varying regions differing churches developed. Wylie explains their different theological positions and why such differences arose.<br /><br /><em>The History of Protestantism</em> is essential reading for anyone interested in how this faith broke with Rome and survived through its tumultuous first few centuries to develop into the religion that it is recognizable as today.<br /><br />James Aitken Wylie was a Scottish historian of religion and Presbyterian minister. He was a prolific writer and is most famous for his twenty-four book long <em>The History of Protestantism</em>, which was first published in 1878. Wylie died before completing his <em>History of the Scottish Nation</em> in 1890.
The Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic
by Marshall Everett

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English

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April 23, 2017

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Wreck and sinking of the Titanic : the ocean's greatest disaster : a graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest floating palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1,500 souls : giving exciting escape from death and acts of heroism not equaled in ancient or modern times, told by the survivors.
The True Story of “America’s First Daughter,” Martha ‘P...
by Geraldine Brooks

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English

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April 23, 2017

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The widespread popularity of Miss Geraldine Brooks' book, “Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days” (1900), led to the request that the author prepare a companion volume dealing with the period immediately following the Revolutionary War. This she has did 1901 with “Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic” which included a series of eight delightful sketches of celebrated women, like Dolly Madison, Martha Jefferson, Elizabeth Patterson (Madame Bonaparte) and Dorothy Hancock. <br />The sketch of Martha Jefferson has been excerpted here for the convenience of the reader, due to the present great interest in Thomas Jefferson’s famous daughter.<br /><br />Brooks’ account provides a pleasing sketches of Martha who had not a little to do with the early management of this country's affairs—though, perhaps, in a quiet way—and the portrait also affords a vivid glimpses of a chivalrous time. It throws entertaining side-lights upon Martha and the well-known people with whom she came in contact. It is a narrative sketch and is designed to show the character and conditions of society that governed life in America over two centuries ago.<br /><br />Martha Jefferson Randolph ( 1772 –1836) was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. Born at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Her nickname was Patsy.<br /><br />She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., who served as a politician at the federal and state levels and was elected a governor of Virginia (1819–1822). They had twelve children together. Martha was very close to her father in his old age. Martha Jefferson Randolph is also the subject of the novel America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, published in March 2016. The novel draws heavily upon Jefferson's letters.
England's Last War Against France: Fighting Vichy 1940-1942
by Colin Smith

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English

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April 24, 2017

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<h2>‘England has always been France’s most implacable enemy’ ― Maréchal Pétain</h2><br /><br />Napoleon’s final defeat in 1815 brought two decades of Anglo-French conflict to an end, but the years that followed were not always ones of peaceful co-existence. <br /><br />It was an age of empire, of aggressive expansion, and in little more a century, formal shots between Europe’s oldest enemies were once again exchanged in anger.<br /><br />After Hitler’s invasion in 1940, an armistice had been signed and France divided: the north was occupied, while the client south became Vichy France.<br /><br />While there were those who resisted, Britain was effectively alone, and concerns grew over the increasing chances of the French Navy falling into German or Italian hands.<br /><br />Troops were assembled, rounds chambered, and ultimatums delivered …<br /><br />From the British bombardment of Mers-el-Kébir to the amphibious landings on Madagascar, there was much embarrassment and regret on both sides, for memories of 1914-18 ran deep.<br /><br />Addressing a period often overlooked in studies of WWII, Colin Smith paints 1940-1942 in a fresh light and challenges popular belief about wartime Anglo-French relations.<br /><br /><h2>Praise for Colin Smith</h2><br /><br /><b>‘An excellent book, unfailingly well written’</b> — Sir John Keegan, <em>Daily Telegraph</em><br /><br /><b>‘A first-class account’</b> — <em>Sunday Times</em><br /><br /><b>‘Definitive … a great read’</b> — <em>Daily Mail</em><br /><br /><b>‘Smith know how to drive the story along … rich in unpublished source material, beautifully told, shrewd and fair and on occasions wryly funny’</b> — Patrick Bishop, <em>Daily Telegraph</em><br /><br /><b>Colin Smith</b> is a British foreign affairs correspondent and author. He lived in Jerusalem and Cairo as The Observer’s Middle East correspondent, and has twice been named International Reporter of the Year. His military histories include the widely acclaimed ‘Alamein: War Without Hate’, while his works of fiction include ‘Spies of Jerusalem’ and ‘Collateral Damage’.
A.L. ANTINORI - ANNALI DEGLI ABRUZZI - INDICI ANALITICI - VOLUME ...
by Chiara Zuccarini

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Italian

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Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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Questo eBook contiene tre Indici Analitici tematici relativi al Volume V degli Annali degli Abruzzi, la portentosa opera storica scritta dall’Antinori nel XVIII secolo e tuttora edita soltanto in forma di fac-simile anastatico del manoscritto originale.<br />La mancanza di un’opportuna edizione critica rende quest’opera, preziosissima fonte di notizie inedite, di difficile lettura nonché semplice consultazione; lacuna cui in parte cerca per l’appunto di sopperire la realizzazione di questa pubblicazione.<br /><br />Sono usciti:<br /><br />A.L. ANTINORI - ANNALI DEGLI ABRUZZI<br /><br />- Volume I - Dai tempi preromani fino alla venuta di Cristo<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- Indici Analitici Volume I<br /><br />- Volume II - Dal principio dell’era volgare all’anno 54<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- Indici Analitici Volume II<br /><br />- Volume III (Parte 1) - Dall’anno 55 all’anno 542<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- Volume III (Parte 2) - Dall’anno 55 all’anno 542<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- Indici Analitici Volume III<br /><br />- VOLUME IV (Parte 1) - Dall’anno 543 all’anno 805<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- VOLUME IV (Parte 2) - Dall’anno 543 all’anno 805<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- Indici Analitici Volume IV<br /><br />- VOLUME IVbis (parte 1) - Dall'anno 806 all'anno 873<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- VOLUME IVbis (parte 2) - Dall'anno 874 all'anno 925<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- VOLUME IVbis (parte 3) - Dall'anno 926 all'anno 949<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- Indici Analitici Volume IVbis<br /><br />- VOLUME V (parte 1) - Dall’anno 950 all’anno 981<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- VOLUME V (parte 2) - Dall’anno 982 all’anno 1015<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- VOLUME V (parte 3) - Dall’anno 1016 all’anno 1030<br />TRASCRIZIONE COMPLETA<br />- Indici Analitici Volume V<br /><br />- DIZIONARI BARBARICI<br /><br />- Toponimi Barbarici d'Italia - ABRUZZO<br /><br />- Toponimi Barbarici d'Italia - BASILICATA<br /><br />- IL LAGO FUCINO - L’Emissario di epoca romana<br /><br />- PUBLIO OVIDIO NASONE - Vita ed opere<br />
Leninism: Volume One: Volume 4 (Routledge Library Editions: Vladi...
by Joseph Stalin

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English

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474

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April 21, 2017

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<P>Translated from the Russian in 1928, this and the second volume of the same title give an invaluable picture of what the Russian leader Joseph Stalin understood by Leninism. Building on the pamphlet <EM>Foundations of Leninism</EM>, (which forms the first part of this book) the work presents a unified and complete work on the problems of Leninism and socialist construction as they were manifested in the 1920s, as well as discussion of the October Revolution and the relationship of the USSR and the West in the years following the First World War. </P>
La batalla de Francia: La Blitzkrieg y el inicio de la ocupación...
by 50Minutos.es

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Spanish

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April 24, 2017

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Este libro es una guía práctica y accesible para saber más sobre la batalla de Francia, que le aportará la información esencial y le permitirá ganar tiempo.<br /><br /><b>En tan solo 50 minutos usted podrá:</b><br /><br />•Profundizar en el contexto político y social de la batalla de Francia, una de las más importantes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, que enfrenta a la Alemania nazi contra Francia, Gran Bretaña, los Países Bajos y Bélgica<br />•Descubrir a los principales actores que participaron en la preparación y el desarrollo de la batalla, como el general alemán Gerd von Rundstedt o el francés Maxime Weygand<br />•Analizar las tácticas empleadas en el conflicto, tanto por los alemanes —la Blitzkrieg o guerra relámpago—, como por los Aliados, y comprender por qué los alemanes logran la victoria y pueden comenzar a ocupar nuevos territorios<br /><br /><b>SOBRE en50MINUTOS.ES | Historia</b><br /><br />en50MINUTOS.ES le ofrece las claves para entender rápidamente los principales acontecimientos históricos que cambiaron el mundo. <br /><br />Nuestras obras narran de forma rápida y eficaz una gran variedad de acontecimientos históricos clave de distintas épocas, desde la Antigua Grecia hasta la caída del muro de Berlín.<br /><br /><b><i>¡Descubra en un tiempo récord la historia que ha marcado el rumbo del mundo!</i></b><br />
Lenin: The Compulsive Revolutionary: Volume 3 (Routledge Library ...
by Stefan T. Possony

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English

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April 21, 2017

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<P>Originally published in the UK in 1966, this was the first biography of Lenin which tied together extensive material unearthed in WWII, and it illuminates the complex personality and explains the riddle of Lenin's seemingly impossible rise to power. Using primary sources such as previously inacessible documents from the German, Austrian and Japanese foreign offices, and the vast holdings of the Hoover Institution, the book cuts through many comtemporaneous myths in Communist sources. The volume is a landmark in the study of the birth of Soviet Communism and its revolutionary enterprise. </P>
Marx, Lenin and the Science of Revolution: Volume 1 (Routledge Li...
by Max Eastman

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English

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268

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April 21, 2017

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<P>The result of 10 years' worth of painstaking research, this volume, originally published in 1926 is a sympathetic critique of certain phases of revolutionary dictatorship in Russia. Among other things it focusses on the philosophy and psychology of Marxism, Marxian economics, Bolshevism, the philosophy of Lenin and his role as an engineer of revolution, the Mensheviks, and the anarchist contribution. </P>
McCarthyism: The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 195...
by Jonathan Michaels

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English

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318

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April 21, 2017

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<P>In this succinct text, Jonathan Michaels examines the rise of anti-communist sentiment in the postwar United States, exploring the factors that facilitated McCarthyism and assessing the long-term effects on US politics and culture. <I>McCarthyism:The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare</I> offers an analysis of the ways in which fear of communism manifested in daily American life, giving readers a rich understanding of this era of postwar American history. Including primary documents and a companion website, Michaels’ text presents a fully integrated picture of McCarthyism and the cultural climate of the United States in the aftermath of the Second World War.</P>

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