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10 Downing Street: The History and Legacy of the British Prime Mi...
by Charles River Editors

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English

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March 20, 2017

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*Includes pictures<br />*Includes contemporary descriptions of Number 10<br />*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading<br />*Includes a table of contents<br /><br />“I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government an official note stating that unless we heard from them by eleven o'clock, that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and consequently this country is at war with Germany.” - Neville Chamberlain<br /><br />“Ten Downing Street is a house, not an office. That is its most important characteristic.” - Douglas Hurd<br /><br />Throughout the world, there are centers of power and law that also serve as homes for families, sometimes just one, sometimes several. In the United States, the White House is both a residence and an office, and the same is true of a number of palaces around the world. In London, much of the United Kingdom’s official business emanates from 10 Downing Street, often referred to simply as Number 10. In fact, “Number 10” has become synonymous with the voice of the government of the United Kingdom itself, much the same way America’s presidential administration is often referred to as the White House. <br /><br />As much as it is a center of power, 10 Downing Street is also a study in contradictions. Though known today as the home of the Prime Minister, for most of its history it has housed other high ranking government offices. Seen as a symbol of stability, it has often been physically the opposite; originally built in a swamp on a sandy foundation, it was shorn up again and again for decades. In fact, its location and condition were often considered so bad that prior to 1900, only about half of the men offered the home chose to live there, and it was not until the latter half of the 20th century that the house was finally brought up to the most basic standards of modern building code.<br /><br />10 Downing Street: The History and Legacy of the British Prime Minister's Official Residence examines the long and storied history of one of England’s most famous landmarks. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about 10 Downing Street like never before.
Six Wives: The Women Who Married, Lived, And Died For Henry VIII
by Michael W. Simmons

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English

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March 20, 2017

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Katherine of Aragon: abandoned woman. Anne Boleyn: ambitious upstart. Jane Seymour: virtuous mother. Anne of Cleves: Flanders Mare. Katherine Howard: adulterous whore. Katherine Parr: the one that got away.<br /><br />These are our lingering historical afterimages of the six women who married Henry VIII over the course of his thirty-six-year reign. At the age of 18, Henry succeeded to the English throne and married the Spanish princess who had briefly been the wife of his brother Arthur. Katherine of Aragon was both a virgin and a widow when the prince died at the age of fifteen, enabling Henry to marry her himself. Their marriage lasted sixteen contented years, until suddenly, Henry fell in love with Anne Boleyn and sundered England from Rome in order to keep her.<br /><br />But Henry VIII would not be satisfied even after he took Anne Boleyn for his wife. His vanity, his ego, and his desperate need for a male heir, led him to marry four more women during the last ten years of his life. In this book, you will read about the lives, loves, and secret passions of these women. Four of them died for Henry’s pleasure—but two escaped to tell their stories.<br /><br />
The List of the Ministers in Lithuania 1918-1940 Materials on Lit...
by Hisashi Shigematsu ed

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Japanese

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March 26, 2017

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リトアニア共和国(1918〜1940年)における全21内閣の閣僚一覧。
Vie de Napoléon (French Edition)
by Stendhal

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French

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March 25, 2017

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J’écris l’histoire de Napoléon pour répondre à un libelle. C’est une entreprise imprudente puisque ce libelle est lancé <br />par le premier talent du siècle contre un homme qui, depuis quatre ans, se trouve en butte à la vengeance de toutes les <br />puissances de la terre. Je suis enchaîné dans l’expression de ma pensée, je manque de talent et mon noble adversaire a <br />pour auxiliaire tous les tribunaux de police correctionnelle. D’ailleurs, indépendamment de sa gloire, cet adversaire <br />jouissait d’une grande fortune, d’une grande renommée dans les salons de l’Europe et de tous les avantages sociaux. Il <br />a flatté jusqu’à des noms obscurs, et sa gloire posthume ne manquera pas d’exciter le zèle de tous ces nobles écrivains <br />toujours prêts à s’attendrir en faveur des infortunes du pouvoir, de quelque nature qu’il soit. L’abrégé qui suit n’est <br />pas une histoire proprement dite, c’est l’histoire pour les contemporains témoins des faits...<br /><br />
The soul of Ireland
by W.J Lockington

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English

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March 25, 2017

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The soul of Ireland 209 pages.
History of the Battle of Agincourt
by Harris Nicolas

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English

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March 27, 2017

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<i>History of the Battle of Agincourt</i> is a classic history of the English victory during the Hundred Years’ War.
Military History Lectures Delivered at Trinity College, Cambridge
by J. W. Fortescue

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English

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March 25, 2017

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This vintage book from 1914 has been digitally converted to downloadable format. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find. <br />
Lettere triestine (Italian Edition)
by Scipio Slataper

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Italian

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March 25, 2017

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Le Lettere triestine sono una serie di cinque articoli pubblicati sulla rivista La Voce dallo scrittore triestino Scipio Slataper dall'11 febbraio al 22 aprile 1909 che con un linguaggio spesso ironico analizzano la situazione culturale della Trieste dell'epoca mettendo l'accento sulle mancanze della città. Questi articoli daranno poi il via ad una serie di inchieste sulla cultura delle città italiane condotta dagli autori della Voce. La pubblicazione di questi articoli suscitò grande scalpore ed indignazione a Trieste, dove la classe dirigente respinse con sdegno le accuse.
Le Droit de parler (French Edition)
by Eugène Pelletan

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French

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March 25, 2017

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Lettre à M. Imhaus qui, était à ses débuts, jeune mécanicien sur l'ile de la réunion et passa au rang de contre maître sur une plantation de canne à sucre entouré de ses esclaves
SPEECH BY REICHSFÜHRER-SS HEINRICH HIMMLER. JANUARY 1937. "ORGAN...
by HEINRICH HIMMLER

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English

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March 24, 2017

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This eBook reproduces a 1937 speech by Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler. The subject of the speech was the "Organization and Obligations of the SS and the Police." The speech was specifically intended as political indoctrination for the members of the German Armed Forces.

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