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A Tale of Love and Darkness
by Amos Oz

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English

Pages

532

Publication Date

November 01, 2005

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<B>Winner of the National Jewish Book Award</B></P><B>International Bestseller </B></P></P>"[An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self." — <I>The New Yorker</P></I></P>A family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. <I>A Tale of Love and Darkness</I> is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation.</P><B></P>"One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years." — <I>New Republic</B></I>
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assa...
by Ronen Bergman

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English

Pages

737

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs,<b> hailed by <i>The New York Times </i>as “an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject.”</b></b><br /><br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN HISTORY</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JENNIFER SZALAI, <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES </i></b><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Economist </i>• <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>• <i>BBC History Magazine </i>• <i>Mother Jones </i>• <i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats: Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively.<br /><br />In this page-turning, eye-opening book, journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman—praised by David Remnick as “arguably [Israel’s] best investigative reporter”—offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, their failures, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions.<br /><br /> Bergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-level figures in the country’s military and intelligence services: the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the Mossad (the world’s most feared intelligence agency), Caesarea (a “Mossad within the Mossad” that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets), and the Shin Bet (an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism).<br /><br /> Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, <i>Rise and Kill First</i> brings us deep into the heart of Israel’s most secret activities. Bergman traces, from statehood to the present, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel’s targeted killing campaign, which has shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East, and the entire world.<br /><br /><b>“A remarkable feat of fearless and responsible reporting . . . important, timely, and informative.”—John le Carré</b>
Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotami...
by Captivating History

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English

Pages

100

Publication Date

January 04, 2019

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<h2>Explore the Captivating History of Babylon</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />The Babylonian influence upon its successors and even modern society knows no bounds. One of the leading civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Babylonians provided the fundamentals of mathematics, agriculture, architecture, metallurgy, and other influential and necessary fields required to develop other great civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and even contemporary nations like China and the United States. Without them, no neoteric world could exist.<br /><br /><b>In <i>Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia</i>, you will discover topics such as</b><br /><ul><li>The Land of the Babylonians</li><li>Life, Culture, and Gender Roles Throughout the Years</li><li>Where Superstition Met Science</li><li>Babylonia Before the Babylonians</li><li>The Amorite Dynasty or the First Babylonians</li><li>The First Fall of Babylon and the Rise of the Kassites</li><li>Assyrian Domination and Rule, 911-619 BCE</li><li>The Neo-Babylonian Empire</li><li>The Persian Conquest and Hellenistic Period</li><li>Religion, Mythology, and the Creation Myths</li><li>The Short Version of the Biblical Babylonians</li><li>And much, much more!</li></ul><b>So if you want to learn more about Babylon, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!</b>
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 [newly upd...
by , Golden Deer Classics

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English

Pages

25022

Publication Date

October 23, 2012

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<div><span>This book, </span><b>newly updated</b><span>, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!</span><br /><span>The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.</span></div><div></div><div>This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names</div><div></div><div>- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]</div><div>- Emma [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Persuasion [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]</div><div>- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]</div><div>- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]</div><div>- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]</div><div>- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]</div><div>- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]</div><div>- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]</div><div>- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]</div><div>- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]</div><div>- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]</div><div>- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]</div><div>- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]</div><div>- Middlemarch [George Eliot]</div><div>- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]</div><div>- The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman]</div><div>- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]</div><div>- Grimm's Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]</div><div>- The Iliad [Homer]</div><div>- The Odyssey [Homer]</div><div>- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]</div><div>- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving</div><div>- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]</div><div>- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]</div><div>- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]</div><div>- The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux]</div><div>- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]</div><div>- The Great God Pan [Arthur Machen]</div><div>- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]</div><div>- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]</div><div>- Frankenstein [Mary Shelley]</div><div>- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]</div><div>- The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson]</div><div>- Dracula [Bram Stoker]</div><div>- The Art of War [Sun Tzu]</div><div>- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]</div><div>- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]</div><div>- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]</div><div>- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]</div><div></div><div>Also available : </div><div></div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Golden Deer Classics)</div>
The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS
by Robert Spencer

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English

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August 07, 2018

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<b>The comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam.<br /><br />It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century. But in <i>The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS</i>, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer proves definitively that Islamic terror is as old as Islam itself, as old as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who said “I have been made victorious through terror.”<br /><br />Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion.<br /><br />Told in great part in the words of contemporary chroniclers themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim, <i>The History of Jihad</i> shows that jihad warfare has been a constant of Islam from its very beginnings, and present-day jihad terrorism proceeds along exactly the same ideological and theological foundations as did the great Islamic warrior states and jihad commanders of the past.<br /><br /><i>The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS</i> is the first one-volume history of jihad in the English language, and the first book to tell the whole truth about Islam’s bloody history in an age when Islamic jihadis are more assertive in Western countries than they have been for centuries. This book is indispensable to understanding the geopolitical situation of the twenty-first century, and ultimately to formulating strategies to reform Islam and defeat radical terror.</b>
Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magn...
by John Julius Norwich

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<B>“Bad behavior makes for entertaining history” in this bold history of Europe, the Middle East, and the men who ruled them in the early sixteenth century (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> John Julius Norwich—“the very model of a popular historian”—is acclaimed for his distinctive ability to weave together a fascinating narrative through vivid detail, colorful anecdotes, and captivating characters. Here, he explores four leaders—Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, and Suleiman—who led their countries during the Renaissance (<I>The Wall Street Journal</I>).<BR />  <BR /> Francis I of France was the personification of the Renaissance, and a highly influential patron of the arts and education. Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto, broke with the Roman Catholic Church and appointed himself head of the Church of England. Charles V was the most powerful man of the time, and unanimously elected Holy Roman Emperor. And Suleiman the Magnificent—who stood apart as a Muslim—brought the Ottoman Empire to its apogee of political, military, and economic power. These men collectively shaped the culture, religion, and politics of their respective domains.<BR />  <BR /> With remarkable erudition, John Julius Norwich offers “an important history, masterfully written,” indelibly depicting four dynamic characters and how their incredible achievements—and obsessions with one another—changed Europe forever (<I>The Washington Times</I>).
Bible History: Old Testament
by Alfred Edersheim

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English

Pages

1024

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

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<b><h2>The Old Testament is one of the most fascinating texts that the world has ever seen.</h2><br /><br />Drawn from the Hebrew Bible it forms the basis of all Christian denominations, whether Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox, they all refer to the Old Testament in some form.</b><br /><br />Alfred Edersheim, in this fascinating study, uncovers the Old Testament, removing layers of mystery, allowing readers to more fully engage with the text.<br /><br />He analyzes the books, chapter-by-chapter, thus providing a chronological history of the Jewish people.<br /><br />This work is split into seven volumes to make it manageable for the reader to understand each major period that is covered in the Old Testament. Volume One covers The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs, Volume Two: The Exodus and The Wanderings in the Wilderness, Volume Three: Israel In Canaan Under Joshua And The Judges, Volume Four: The History of Israel under Samuel, Saul, and David, Volume Five: Birth of Solomon to Reign of Ahab, Volume Six: The Reign of Ahab to the Decline of the Two Kingdoms, and Volume Seven: From the Decline of the Two Kingdoms to the Assyrian and Babylonian Captivity.<br /><br />Edersheim, at the outset of the book, stated his objective: “I have endeavored to write in a a form so popular and easily intelligible as to be of use to the Sunday-school teacher, the advanced scholar, and the Bible-class; progressing gradually, in the course of this and the next volume, from the more simple to the more detailed.” He certainly achieves this aim in this magnificent study that is worthy of being read by all.<br /><br /><b>Alfred Edersheim</b> (1825-89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are <em>The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,</em> and <em>Bible History Old Testament.</em><br /><br />
Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in On...
by , Douglas Century

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>At the age of eighteen, Aaron Cohen left Beverly Hills to prove himself in the crucible of the armed forces. He was determined to be a part of Israel's most elite security cadre, akin to the American Green Berets and Navy SEALs. After fifteen months of grueling training designed to break down each individual man and to rebuild him as a warrior, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold in the special forces. In 1996 he joined a top-secret, highly controversial unit that dispatches operatives disguised as Arabs into the Palestinian-controlled West Bank to abduct terrorist leaders and bring them to Israel for interrogation and trial.</p><p>Between 1996 and 1998, Aaron Cohen would learn Hebrew and Arabic; become an expert in urban counterterror warfare, the martial art of Krav Maga, and undercover operations; and participate in dozens of life-or-death missions. He would infiltrate a Hamas wedding to seize a wanted terrorist and pose as an American journalist to set a trap for one of the financiers behind the Dizengoff Massacre, taking him down in a brutal, hand-to-hand struggle. A propulsive, gripping read, Cohen's story is a rare, fly-on-the-wall view into the shadowy world of "black ops" that redefines invincible strength, true danger, and inviolable security.</p>
The Monk of Mokha
by Dave Eggers

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<b><i>The Monk of Mokha </i>is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.</b><br /><br /> Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
The Richest Man in Babylon
by George S. Clason

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English

Pages

72

Publication Date

September 15, 2018

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Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth. <br /><br />Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. <br /><br />Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of — and a solution to — your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money — and making more. <br /><br />The Richest Man in Babylon: Read it and recommend it to loved ones—and get on the road to riches.<br /><br />George S. Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish- American War. Beginning a long career in publishing, he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, Colorado, and published the first road atlas of the United States and Canada. In 1926, he issued the first of a famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success, using parables set in ancient Babylon to make each of his points. These were distributed in large quantities by banks and insurance companies and became familiar to millions, the most famous being "The Richest Man in Babylon," the parable from which the present volume takes its title.

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