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Её величество фараон: и другие исто...
by , Viktor Eremin

Language

Russian

Pages

297

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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В этой книге вы вновь встретитесь с мастерами придворной интриги, асами подковёрной борьбы, знатоками словесного яда и кинжала в рукаве, словом, с теми, кого принято называть царедворцами, интриганами и прожжёными пронырами в мире придворных шашней.
Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem: Richard the Lionheart, the Cru...
by Stanley Lane-Poole

Language

English

Pages

310

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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<b><h3>Saladin, the first sultan of Egypt and Syria. is an iconic figure in Middle Eastern history.</h3></b><br /><br />Stanley Lane-Poole’s acclaimed biography <em> Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem</em> is a complete study of the life of this noted leader: his youth, rise through twelfth-century Middle-Eastern politics, career as a military commander and the conquest of Egypt and Syria, and his intriguing clashes with Richard the Lionheart. <br /><br />Throughout his life, Saladin established himself as a military commander of genius, a man of honour and an intrepid statesman, cementing his place in the annals of Middle-Eastern history. <br /><br />The result of a lifetime of study by eminent historian Lane-Poole, <em>Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem</em> benefits from the rich and colourful chronicles of Arab and Moslem historians, providing us with a unique insight into the life and deeds of this fascinating figure. <br /><br /><b>“Stanley Lane-Poole has rendered valuable service in his different works by presenting various phases of Oriental history and life in such a way as to interest even those to whom such subjects are ordinarily a sealed book”.—<em>The American Historical Review</em></b><br /><br /><b>Stanley Edward Lane-Poole</b>, 18 December 1854, was a British orientalist and archaeologist. Born in London, England, from 1874 to 1892 he worked in the British Museum, and after that in Egypt researching on Egyptian archaeology. From 1897 to 1904 he had a chair as Professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University. He died in 1931. <br /><br />
Msinga: History and its Political Landscape [1820-2013]
by , Hlalembusweni Madlala

Language

English

Pages

196

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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This book is the compelling and hard-hitting analysis of Msinga's past, present and future. A sobering assessment of where we, as the people of Msinga, stand today under different Ubukhosi, traditional authorities and where we need to soldier forward.<br /><br />
What a bumpy ride!
by Abayomi Bamigboye

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

September 23, 2017

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Nigerians born before 1975 may not really be enthusiastic about reading the narratives in my third (3rd) book, "On the BRINK" and that's understandable. They are not its target per se. The book is intended for our youths, children and the unborn between 1975 and 1999 when Nigeria was ruled by military dictators who governed without consideration for the well-being of the people and their future.<br />While "On the BRINK's" content is not aimed at these elderly Nigerians, their testimonies can go a long way to lend credence to the recounts in the book, thereby reinforcing the authenticity and veracity of the stories therein.<br />Citizens of Nigeria entered the fourth republic on May 29, 1999 with great expectations, believing that this change will usher in better days under the Peoples Democratic Party - PDP - led administration, with retired Army Gen Olusegun Obasanjo at the saddle.<br />While some of us, gullible Nigerians were rejoicing, basking in the euphoria of our nascent democracy, skeptics like me, having scrutinized the caliber of people who constituted the bulk of the ruling party, cautioned that it's not time yet to shout "uhuru."<br />Sixteen (16) years into our fledgling democracy, the welfare of most Nigerians under the various PDP-led administrations has not improved. If you ask me, I will say it has gone from bad to worse, and it got to a head in 2015 when the last PDP-led government under Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was trounced in a Presidential election he organized, in which he was seeking re-election as an incumbent President - which is a testimony to the quality of leadership this party had provided Nigerians between 1999 and 2015.<br />This book, "What a bumpy ride!" delves into the maladministration that was unleashed on Nigerians between this period, and the intention of the author is not to castigate or disparage the efforts of these various administrations, but to chronicle their contributions to the state of the nation under their watch, from the perspective of an ordinary Nigerian who bore the brunt of their misrule, and for the coming generations, so that when the day of reckoning comes - and I am sure it will one day - they will know who and who to hold accountable for their stewardship.
The Battle for North Africa: El Alamein and the Turning Point for...
by Glyn Harper

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

September 22, 2017

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<P>In the early years of World War II, Germany shocked the world with a devastating blitzkrieg, rapidly conquered most of Europe, and pushed into North Africa. As the Allies scrambled to counter the Axis armies, the British Eighth Army confronted the experienced Afrika Corps, led by German field marshal Erwin Rommel, in three battles at El Alamein. In the first battle, the Eighth Army narrowly halted the advance of the Germans during the summer of 1942. However, the stalemate left Nazi troops within striking distance of the Suez Canal, which would provide a critical tactical advantage to the controlling force. War historian Glyn Harper dives into the story, vividly narrating the events, strategies, and personalities surrounding the battles and paying particular attention to the Second Battle of El Alamein, a crucial turning point in the war that would be described by Winston Churchill as "the end of the beginning." Moving beyond a simple narrative of the conflict, The Battle for North Africa tackles critical themes, such as the problems of coalition warfare, the use of military intelligence, the role of celebrity generals, and the importance of an all-arms approach to modern warfare.</P>
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA OF 2003 REVISED IN 20...
by Republic of Rwanda

Language

English

Pages

92

Publication Date

September 13, 2017

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This revised Constitution, which was passed by referendum on 18 December 2015, came into effect upon promulgation by the President of Rwanda, H. E. Paul Kagame, and publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda.
The Phantom Flotilla: The most exciting true story from the Royal...
by Peter Shankland

Language

English

Pages

211

Publication Date

August 24, 2017

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<b>In 1915 Germany dominated Central Africa with its naval control of Lake Tanganyika.</b> <br /><br />The Lake formed the boundary between German East Africa (now Tanzania) and the Belgian Congo, and no Allied vessel could be brought against the gunboat because the only completed railway to the Lake was in German territory. No British or Belgian forces could advance into German territory because the Germans could always land troops behind them to cut their lines of communication.<br /><br /><br />Breaking that hold was a military necessity and an incredibly difficult and dangerous task. Not only did the crew have to outwit the Germans but also navigate 3,000 miles of the world’s most hazardous and disease-ridden country.<br /><br />For Lieutenant-Commander Spicer-Simson the dilemma facing the Allied High Command was simply the chance for an incredible adventure. So the sailor turned explorer. <br /><br />Thus began the most astounding voyage in naval history, as ‘Spicer’ led an expedition of two motor-boats through hundreds of miles of bush and mountains to reach the Lake, through a wilderness laid waste by sleeping-sickness and uncharted by roads or communications of any kind.<br /><br />Here is one of the strangest, most exciting passages in the history of the Royal Navy – the true-life adventure which inspired C. S. Forester’s <em>The African Queen</em>.<br /><br /><h2>Praise for Phantom Flotilla…</h2><br /><br />‘A wonderful adventure yarn made all the more absorbing because it really did happen’ - <em>The Evening News</em><br /><br /><b>Peter Shankland</b> was a military historian whose books include Byron of the Wager, <em>The Phantom Flotilla</em> and <em>Dardanelles Patrol</em>, a story of the submarine operation against Turkey in World War I.<br />
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Ap...
by Mark Mathabane

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

April 19, 2011

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"This is a rare look inside the festering adobe shanties of Alexandra, one of South Africa's notorious black townships. Rare because it comes from the heart of a passionate young African who grew up there." -- Chicago Tribune<br /><br />Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with the courage of his family and a hard-won education, raised himself up from the squalor and humiliation to cross the line between black and white and win a scholarship to an American university. <br /><br />This extraordinary memoir of life under apartheid is itself a triumph of the human spirit over hatred and unspeakable degradation. For Mark Mathabane did what no physically and psychologically battered "Kaffir" from the rat-infested alleys of Alexandra was supposed to do - he escaped to tell about it.<br />"Powerful, intense, inspiring." -- Publishers Weekly<br /><br />"An eloquent cry from the land of silent people, where blacks are assigned by whites to a permanent role of inferiority." --John Barkham Reviews<br /><br />"Compelling, chilling, authentic...an emotionally charged explanation of how it felt to grow up under South Africa's system of legalized racism known as apartheid." --Milwaukee Sentinel<br /><br />"Despite the South African government's creation of a virtually impenetrable border between black and white lives, this searing autobiography breaches that boundary, drawing readers into the turmoil, terror, and sad stratagems for survival in a black township." --Foreign Affairs<br />"Told with relentless honesty...the reader is given a rare glimpse behind the televised protests and boycotts, of the daily fear and hunger which is devastating to both body and soul." --The Christian Science Monitor<br /><br />"A chilling, gruesome, brave memoir...Mathabane provides a straightforward, harrowing account of apartheid as it is practiced."<br /><br />Kaffir Boy won a Christopher Award for being inspiring and is on the American Library Association's List of Outstanding Books for the College-Bound and Lifelong Learners. It is the first widely published memoir written in English by a black South African. When it first appeared in 1986, the book stunned readers in much the same way the Frederick Douglass' 1845 slave narrative had, forcing many to rethink American support of South Africa's white political regime. <br /><br />Kaffir Boy was written in the United States, where for the first time in his life Mathabane felt free to express his thoughts and feelings without fear of imprisonment. The author-narrator, Johannes, is trapped in a terrifying world that robbed him of his childhood and forced him into the role of protector and provider for his younger siblings at an early age.<br /><br />What gives Kaffir Boy its unique place in world literature is its central message that we are all human beings, and that the suffering of one individual leads to the suffering of humanity as a whole. Without bitterness or anger, Mathabane presents the facts of his life in a way that celebrates the power of family bonds and the value of a strong community.<br /><br />A sought-after lecturer, Mathabane was nominated for Speaker of the Year by the National Association for Campus Activities. He continues to write about mankind's pressing need to abolish, once and for all, racial injustice, intolerance and prejudice of any kind. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Gail, and their three children.<br /><br />Also by Mark Mathabane: Kaffir Boy in America, Love in Black and White: the Triumph of Love Over Prejudice and Taboo, African Women: Three Generations, Miriam's Song, available at Amazon.<br />
A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conques...
by James Henry Breasted

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English

Pages

291

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>“Considered by Egyptologists as one of the best introductions to their subject ever written.” <em>World Archaeology</em></b></h2><br /><br />James Henry Breasted, in this magnificent work on Ancient Egypt, takes the reader from the earliest days when the Egyptian state had barely formed through to its eventual demise and collapse at the hands of the Persians.<br /><br />He explains why Egypt was able to develop so rapidly and form such a sophisticated socio-political system.<br /><br />As a pioneer Egyptologist, Breasted draws upon a wide variety of sources to create this history of Ancient Egypt, from archaeology to ancient historians and translated hieroglyphics.<br /><br />Through the course of the book he uncovers early Egyptian religious beliefs, the development of the pyramids, the different dynasties that ruled, as well as many other fascinating subjects.<br /><br /><em>A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest</em> is the authoritative history of Egypt and is essential reading for anyone interesting in learning more about this famous civilization.<br /><br />“Those who wish to obtain a general view of the history of Egypt, from the beginnings to the Persian invasion, written by a scholar steeped in knowledge of the texts, may turn to Professor Breasted’s <em>History of Egypt</em>, the fullest as well as most vivid and interesting that has ever been written.” <em>The English Historical Review</em><br /><br />“The foremost communicator of Egyptology to general audiences.” <em>History Today</em><br /><br />James Henry Breasted was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist and historian. <em>A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest</em> was his first book, published in 1905. That year he was also promoted to become a professor in Egyptology and Oriental History. In 1919 he founded the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. He died in 1935.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Revelation of the Sons of Yah
by , Yoshiyahu Dauid

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

November 02, 2016

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Due to the forced migrations during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade many Africans have been displaced from their homelands, language, and culture. Because of conquest, colonialism, and history written in jealousy, the identity of this displaced people has become a topic of controversial discussion. This African Diaspora has been the vehicle for stealing and recasting the historical people of the land, while also veiling the truth of their pre-slavery existence. After nearly 400 years of the calculated misuse of religion and removal of cultural markers, Hidden in Plain Sight seeks to provoke thought on religion, racism, and cultural appropriation in order to assist in rebuilding the foundation that has been destroyed by systemic oppression. The current condition of “Blacks” in America is an obvious cause for concern, but very few seek to tell the unbridled truth about the origin of this condition, as well as those who have contributed to its perpetuation. This book tackles the echoing questions of “Why can’t we just move on?” Is it truly necessary to know the past in order to change the course of the future? Can there ever be solidarity amongst humanity? and if so what does that look like? As you read this book prepare for a liberating journey with the ultimate destination being a place of unity and redemptive truth.

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