Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

By Lawrence Goldstone

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes an exhilarating narrative of braveness, selection, and festival: the tale of the serious competition that fueled the increase of yankee aviation.
 
The feud among this nation’s nice air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, used to be a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one aspect, a couple of tenacious siblings who jointly had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. at the different, an audacious bike racer whose cutting edge airplane turned synonymous within the public brain with death-defying stunts. For greater than a decade, they battled one another in court docket, at air exhibits, and within the newspapers. the result of this contest of wills could form the process aviation history—and take a fearsome toll at the males involved.
 
Birdmen units the engrossing tale of the Wrights’ battle with Curtiss opposed to the exciting backdrop of the early years of manned flight, and is wealthy with interval aspect and larger-than-life personalities: Thomas Scott Baldwin, or “Cap’t Tom” as he styled himself, who invented the parachute and nearly confident the area that balloons have been the way forward for aviation; John Moisant, the dapper daredevil who took to the skies after 3 failed makes an attempt to overthrow the govt of El Salvador, then quick emerged as a celeb flyer; and Harriet Quimby, the statuesque silent-film good looks who grew to become the 1st girl to fly around the English Channel. after which there's Lincoln Beachey, might be the best aviator who ever lived, who dazzled crowds with an array of trademark twists and dives—and most sensible embodied the romance with dying that fueled such a lot of of aviation’s earliest heroes.
 
A dramatic tale of incredible bravery within the air and brutal festival at the floor, Birdmen is right now a thrill journey via flight’s wild early years and a stunning examine the private conflict that fueled America’s race to the skies.

Praise for Birdmen
 
“A meticulously researched account of the 1st few tense, tangled years of aviation and the curious characters who pursued it . . . a important spouse to Richard Holmes’s superb heritage of ballooning, Falling Upwards.”Time
 
“The daredevil scientists and engineers who cast the sector of aeronautics spring vividly to lifestyles in Lawrence Goldstone’s history.”Nature
 
“The historical past of the improvement of a vital part of the trendy global and a desirable portrayal of ways a gaggle of fellows and ladies accomplished a dream that had captivated humanity for centuries.”The Christian technological know-how Monitor
 
“Captivating and beautifully awarded . . . a good ebook approximately those rival pioneers.”The Wall highway Journal
 
“[A] brilliant tale of invention, vendettas, derring-do, media hype and patent fights [with] sleek resonance.”Financial Times
 
“A strong tale that contrasts hovering hopes with the anchors of ego and courtroom.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A riveting narrative concerning the pioneering period of aeronautics in the USA and past . . . Goldstone increases questions of putting up with value relating to innovation and the indefinite exertion of keep watch over over principles that cross public.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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By Lawrence Goldstone

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes an exhilarating narrative of braveness, selection, and festival: the tale of the serious competition that fueled the increase of yankee aviation.
 
The feud among this nation’s nice air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, used to be a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one aspect, a couple of tenacious siblings who jointly had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. at the different, an audacious bike racer whose cutting edge airplane turned synonymous within the public brain with death-defying stunts. For greater than a decade, they battled one another in court docket, at air exhibits, and within the newspapers. the result of this contest of wills could form the process aviation history—and take a fearsome toll at the males involved.
 
Birdmen units the engrossing tale of the Wrights’ battle with Curtiss opposed to the exciting backdrop of the early years of manned flight, and is wealthy with interval aspect and larger-than-life personalities: Thomas Scott Baldwin, or “Cap’t Tom” as he styled himself, who invented the parachute and nearly confident the area that balloons have been the way forward for aviation; John Moisant, the dapper daredevil who took to the skies after 3 failed makes an attempt to overthrow the govt of El Salvador, then quick emerged as a celeb flyer; and Harriet Quimby, the statuesque silent-film good looks who grew to become the 1st girl to fly around the English Channel. after which there's Lincoln Beachey, might be the best aviator who ever lived, who dazzled crowds with an array of trademark twists and dives—and most sensible embodied the romance with dying that fueled such a lot of of aviation’s earliest heroes.
 
A dramatic tale of incredible bravery within the air and brutal festival at the floor, Birdmen is right now a thrill journey via flight’s wild early years and a stunning examine the private conflict that fueled America’s race to the skies.

Praise for Birdmen
 
“A meticulously researched account of the 1st few tense, tangled years of aviation and the curious characters who pursued it . . . a important spouse to Richard Holmes’s superb heritage of ballooning, Falling Upwards.”Time
 
“The daredevil scientists and engineers who cast the sector of aeronautics spring vividly to lifestyles in Lawrence Goldstone’s history.”Nature
 
“The historical past of the improvement of a vital part of the trendy global and a desirable portrayal of ways a gaggle of fellows and ladies accomplished a dream that had captivated humanity for centuries.”The Christian technological know-how Monitor
 
“Captivating and beautifully awarded . . . a good ebook approximately those rival pioneers.”The Wall highway Journal
 
“[A] brilliant tale of invention, vendettas, derring-do, media hype and patent fights [with] sleek resonance.”Financial Times
 
“A strong tale that contrasts hovering hopes with the anchors of ego and courtroom.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A riveting narrative concerning the pioneering period of aeronautics in the USA and past . . . Goldstone increases questions of putting up with value relating to innovation and the indefinite exertion of keep watch over over principles that cross public.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution

By Terry Golway

"Washington acknowledged if he went down in conflict, Greene used to be his option to be successful him. learn this publication and you may comprehend why." ―Joseph J. Ellis, writer of His Excellency: George Washington

He was once an not likely warrior―a Quaker with a mentioned limp, Nathanael Greene shocked fellow patriots via emerging speedy to develop into George Washington's favourite soldier and inheritor obvious. After taking command of the failed Southern military, Greene formulated an unorthodox guerrilla strategy―to win without warning assaults and hasty retreats, which reduce the enemy's offer strains until eventually the outwitted British leaders grew uninterested in starvation and bloody sacrifices. His technique of turning defeat into victory allowed the insurgent military to achieve momentum towards a last push, surroundings the degree for the victory at Yorktown.
Terry Golway's daring e-book, drawn from box files, letters, diaries, and different resources, takes complete account of the scope of Nathanael Greene's striking accomplishments, returning the forgotten patriot to his right position in American background.

"Golway's biography does justice to this impressive guy. it's either informative and wonderful, written in a full of life variety that displays the simplest features of background for the knowledgeable layman. Golway truly admires his topic, yet does not
overlook Greene's flaws." ―New York Post

"Golway rescues Greene from oblivion, and deservedly so . . . A becoming and welcome monument to a shockingly advanced actor in early American history." ―Kirkus Reviews

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By Terry Golway

"Washington acknowledged if he went down in conflict, Greene used to be his option to be successful him. learn this publication and you may comprehend why." ―Joseph J. Ellis, writer of His Excellency: George Washington

He was once an not likely warrior―a Quaker with a mentioned limp, Nathanael Greene shocked fellow patriots via emerging speedy to develop into George Washington's favourite soldier and inheritor obvious. After taking command of the failed Southern military, Greene formulated an unorthodox guerrilla strategy―to win without warning assaults and hasty retreats, which reduce the enemy's offer strains until eventually the outwitted British leaders grew uninterested in starvation and bloody sacrifices. His technique of turning defeat into victory allowed the insurgent military to achieve momentum towards a last push, surroundings the degree for the victory at Yorktown.
Terry Golway's daring e-book, drawn from box files, letters, diaries, and different resources, takes complete account of the scope of Nathanael Greene's striking accomplishments, returning the forgotten patriot to his right position in American background.

"Golway's biography does justice to this impressive guy. it's either informative and wonderful, written in a full of life variety that displays the simplest features of background for the knowledgeable layman. Golway truly admires his topic, yet does not
overlook Greene's flaws." ―New York Post

"Golway rescues Greene from oblivion, and deservedly so . . . A becoming and welcome monument to a shockingly advanced actor in early American history." ―Kirkus Reviews

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How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity

By Rodney Stark

Finally the Truth in regards to the upward push of the West

Modernity constructed simply within the West—in Europe and North the USA. Nowhere else did technology and democracy come up; nowhere else used to be slavery outlawed. merely Westerners invented chimneys, musical rankings, telescopes, eyeglasses, pianos, electrical lighting fixtures, aspirin, and soap.

The query is, Why?

regrettably, that query has turn into so politically fallacious that almost all students steer clear of it. yet acclaimed writer Rodney Starkprovides the solutions during this sweeping new examine Western civilization.

How the West gained demonstrates the primacy of uniquely Western ideas—among them the idea in unfastened will, the dedication to the pursuit of information, the concept that the universe services in keeping with rational ideas that may be dis­covered, and the emphasis on human freedom and safe estate rights.

Taking readers on an exhilarating trip from historical Greece to the current, Stark demanding situations a lot of the bought knowledge approximately Western his­tory. How the West gained shows, for example:

• Why the autumn of Rome was once the one so much beneficial event within the upward push of Western civilization
• Why the “Dark a while” by no means happened
• Why the Crusades had not anything to do with grabbing loot or attacking the Muslim global unprovoked
• Why there has been no “Scientific Revolution” within the 17th century
• Why students’ fresh efforts to push aside the significance of battles are ridiculous: had the Greeks misplaced on the conflict of Marathon, we most likely could by no means have heard of Plato or Aristotle

Stark additionally debunks absurd fabrications that experience flourished long ago few a long time: that the Greeks stole their tradition from Africa; that the West’s “discoveries” have been copied from the chinese language and Muslims; that Europe turned wealthy via plundering the non-Western international. even as, he finds the woeful inadequacy of modern makes an attempt to characteristic the increase of the West to in simple terms fabric causes—favorable climates, plentiful ordinary assets, weapons and steel.

How the West Wondisplays Rodney Stark’s presents for full of life narrative background and making the newest scholarship available to all readers. This daring, insightful e-book will strength you to reconsider your knowing of the West and the beginning of modernity—and to acknowledge that Western civilization particularly has set itself except different cultures.

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By Rodney Stark

Finally the Truth in regards to the upward push of the West

Modernity constructed simply within the West—in Europe and North the USA. Nowhere else did technology and democracy come up; nowhere else used to be slavery outlawed. merely Westerners invented chimneys, musical rankings, telescopes, eyeglasses, pianos, electrical lighting fixtures, aspirin, and soap.

The query is, Why?

regrettably, that query has turn into so politically fallacious that almost all students steer clear of it. yet acclaimed writer Rodney Starkprovides the solutions during this sweeping new examine Western civilization.

How the West gained demonstrates the primacy of uniquely Western ideas—among them the idea in unfastened will, the dedication to the pursuit of information, the concept that the universe services in keeping with rational ideas that may be dis­covered, and the emphasis on human freedom and safe estate rights.

Taking readers on an exhilarating trip from historical Greece to the current, Stark demanding situations a lot of the bought knowledge approximately Western his­tory. How the West gained shows, for example:

• Why the autumn of Rome was once the one so much beneficial event within the upward push of Western civilization
• Why the “Dark a while” by no means happened
• Why the Crusades had not anything to do with grabbing loot or attacking the Muslim global unprovoked
• Why there has been no “Scientific Revolution” within the 17th century
• Why students’ fresh efforts to push aside the significance of battles are ridiculous: had the Greeks misplaced on the conflict of Marathon, we most likely could by no means have heard of Plato or Aristotle

Stark additionally debunks absurd fabrications that experience flourished long ago few a long time: that the Greeks stole their tradition from Africa; that the West’s “discoveries” have been copied from the chinese language and Muslims; that Europe turned wealthy via plundering the non-Western international. even as, he finds the woeful inadequacy of modern makes an attempt to characteristic the increase of the West to in simple terms fabric causes—favorable climates, plentiful ordinary assets, weapons and steel.

How the West Wondisplays Rodney Stark’s presents for full of life narrative background and making the newest scholarship available to all readers. This daring, insightful e-book will strength you to reconsider your knowing of the West and the beginning of modernity—and to acknowledge that Western civilization particularly has set itself except different cultures.

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Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy

The epic actual tale of Themistocles and the conflict of Salamis, and a rousing heritage of the world's first dominant military and the towering empire it built

The Athenian military used to be one of many best battling forces within the background of the area. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of normal voters on a voyage of discovery that altered the process heritage. With Lords of the Sea, popular archaeologist John R. Hale offers, for the 1st time, the definitive background of the epic battles, the fearsome ships, and the men-from awesome leaders to seductive rogues-that validated Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's perception and a storyteller's aptitude, Hale takes us on an unforgettable voyage with those heroes, their turbulent careers, and far-flung expeditions, bringing again to gentle a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy.

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The epic actual tale of Themistocles and the conflict of Salamis, and a rousing heritage of the world's first dominant military and the towering empire it built

The Athenian military used to be one of many best battling forces within the background of the area. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of normal voters on a voyage of discovery that altered the process heritage. With Lords of the Sea, popular archaeologist John R. Hale offers, for the 1st time, the definitive background of the epic battles, the fearsome ships, and the men-from awesome leaders to seductive rogues-that validated Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's perception and a storyteller's aptitude, Hale takes us on an unforgettable voyage with those heroes, their turbulent careers, and far-flung expeditions, bringing again to gentle a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy.

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Breakaway: From Behind the Iron Curtain to the NHL--The Untold Story of Hockey's Great Escapes

From in the back of the Iron Curtain onto hockey's largest stage

The extraordinary real tale of the trailblazing males who risked every thing to go through the Iron Curtain and develop into NHL superstars, Breakaway is an exhilarating examine the untold tales that modified hockey eternally. From nighttime conferences in secluded forests, to evading catch by way of army and police forces, this is often the tale of the courageous avid gamers whose ardour of the sport trumped all.

Featuring specific interviews with the legends of the ice who positioned every little thing at the line only for the opportunity to play at the world's maximum level, a lot of them talking approximately their studies for the first actual time, the booklet appears to be like at how Peter Stastny, Igor Larionov, Petr Klima, Petr Nedved, Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Alexander Mogilny, and different hockey superstars captured the imaginations of lovers round the world.

  • The extraordinary precise tale of a few of the genuine pioneers of hockey, informed for the first actual time, frequently within the gamers' personal words
  • A interesting glance in the back of the Iron Curtain and the pains those courageous males continued for a flavor of freedom, via their love of the game
  • Looks at how a few of the NHL's maximum avid gamers made it onto North American ice

As a lot a story of espionage and social heritage as a gripping hockey chronicle, Breakaway sheds mild at the untold tales of a few of the activities' most provoking heroes.

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From in the back of the Iron Curtain onto hockey's largest stage

The extraordinary real tale of the trailblazing males who risked every thing to go through the Iron Curtain and develop into NHL superstars, Breakaway is an exhilarating examine the untold tales that modified hockey eternally. From nighttime conferences in secluded forests, to evading catch by way of army and police forces, this is often the tale of the courageous avid gamers whose ardour of the sport trumped all.

Featuring specific interviews with the legends of the ice who positioned every little thing at the line only for the opportunity to play at the world's maximum level, a lot of them talking approximately their studies for the first actual time, the booklet appears to be like at how Peter Stastny, Igor Larionov, Petr Klima, Petr Nedved, Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Alexander Mogilny, and different hockey superstars captured the imaginations of lovers round the world.

  • The extraordinary precise tale of a few of the genuine pioneers of hockey, informed for the first actual time, frequently within the gamers' personal words
  • A interesting glance in the back of the Iron Curtain and the pains those courageous males continued for a flavor of freedom, via their love of the game
  • Looks at how a few of the NHL's maximum avid gamers made it onto North American ice

As a lot a story of espionage and social heritage as a gripping hockey chronicle, Breakaway sheds mild at the untold tales of a few of the activities' most provoking heroes.

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The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

By George M. Young

The 19th and early 20th century observed the emergence of a debatable institution of Russian thinkers, led by means of the thinker Nikolai Fedorov and united within the conviction that humanity was once coming into a brand new level of evolution within which it needs to think a brand new, energetic, managerial function within the cosmos. within the first account in English of this interesting culture, George M. younger deals a dynamic and wide-ranging exam of the lives and ideas of the Russian Cosmists.

Suppressed throughout the Soviet interval and little spotted within the West, the tips of the Cosmists have in fresh many years been rediscovered and embraced through many Russian intellectuals and at the moment are well-known as necessary to a local Russian cultural and highbrow culture. even though they have been scientists, theologians, and philosophers, the Cosmists addressed themes normally limited to occult and esoteric literature. significant subject matters contain the indefinite extension of the human existence span to set up common immortality; the recovery of lifestyles to the lifeless; the reconstitution of the human organism to let destiny generations to stay past earth; the rules of nature to deliver all manifestations of blind normal strength below rational human keep watch over; the transition of our biosphere right into a "noosphere," with a sheath of psychological task surrounding the planet; the impact of cosmic rays and presently unrecognized debris of strength on human background; sensible steps towards the reversal and eventual human keep watch over over the stream of time; and the virtues of human androgyny, autotrophy, and invisibility.

The Russian Cosmists is a vital contribution to scholarship bearing on Russian highbrow background, the way forward for expertise, and the heritage of western esotericism.

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By George M. Young

The 19th and early 20th century observed the emergence of a debatable institution of Russian thinkers, led by means of the thinker Nikolai Fedorov and united within the conviction that humanity was once coming into a brand new level of evolution within which it needs to think a brand new, energetic, managerial function within the cosmos. within the first account in English of this interesting culture, George M. younger deals a dynamic and wide-ranging exam of the lives and ideas of the Russian Cosmists.

Suppressed throughout the Soviet interval and little spotted within the West, the tips of the Cosmists have in fresh many years been rediscovered and embraced through many Russian intellectuals and at the moment are well-known as necessary to a local Russian cultural and highbrow culture. even though they have been scientists, theologians, and philosophers, the Cosmists addressed themes normally limited to occult and esoteric literature. significant subject matters contain the indefinite extension of the human existence span to set up common immortality; the recovery of lifestyles to the lifeless; the reconstitution of the human organism to let destiny generations to stay past earth; the rules of nature to deliver all manifestations of blind normal strength below rational human keep watch over; the transition of our biosphere right into a "noosphere," with a sheath of psychological task surrounding the planet; the impact of cosmic rays and presently unrecognized debris of strength on human background; sensible steps towards the reversal and eventual human keep watch over over the stream of time; and the virtues of human androgyny, autotrophy, and invisibility.

The Russian Cosmists is a vital contribution to scholarship bearing on Russian highbrow background, the way forward for expertise, and the heritage of western esotericism.

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Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire

By Robert Lyman

It's the evening of 28 March 1942. Royal military and British commandos are poised to attack the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire in what is going to be some of the most audacious and bold raids of the second one global battle. The plan is easy: to force an previous destroyer, choked with 3 lots of explosive, at complete velocity into the outer gate of the Normandie dock. the purpose is to spoil the bottom from which the ambitious battleship Tirpitz will be capable of devastate the convoys delivering Britain from the us.  'Operation Chariot' used to be to be dramatically profitable, yet at an outstanding fee. Fewer than part the lads who went at the challenge again. In acceptance in their valour, eighty-nine have been presented, together with 5 Victoria Crosses. 

Into the Jaws of Death is the real tale of the way the decisive braveness of a small workforce of fellows replaced the process the battle.

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By Robert Lyman

It's the evening of 28 March 1942. Royal military and British commandos are poised to attack the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire in what is going to be some of the most audacious and bold raids of the second one global battle. The plan is easy: to force an previous destroyer, choked with 3 lots of explosive, at complete velocity into the outer gate of the Normandie dock. the purpose is to spoil the bottom from which the ambitious battleship Tirpitz will be capable of devastate the convoys delivering Britain from the us.  'Operation Chariot' used to be to be dramatically profitable, yet at an outstanding fee. Fewer than part the lads who went at the challenge again. In acceptance in their valour, eighty-nine have been presented, together with 5 Victoria Crosses. 

Into the Jaws of Death is the real tale of the way the decisive braveness of a small workforce of fellows replaced the process the battle.

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Leg Over Leg, Volume 2

By Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq

Leg Over Leg recounts the lifestyles, from beginning to heart age, of 'the Fariyaq,' regulate ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal determine within the highbrow and literary historical past of the trendy Arab global. The regularly edifying and infrequently hilarious adventures of the Fariyaq, as he strikes from his local Lebanon to Egypt, Malta, Tunis, England and France, give you the writer with grist for wide-ranging discussions of the highbrow and social problems with his time, together with the lack of expertise and corruption of the Lebanese spiritual and secular institutions, freedom of sense of right and wrong, women's rights, sexual relationships among women and men, the manners and customs of Europeans and center Easterners, and the diversities among modern eu and Arabic literatures. Al-Shidyaq additionally celebrates the genius and wonder of the classical Arabic language.
Akin to Sterne and Rabelais in his satirical outlook and technical inventiveness, al-Shidyaq produced in Leg Over Leg a piece that's special and unclassifiable. It was once in the beginning greatly condemned for its assaults on authority, its spiritual skepticism, and its "obscenity," and later variations have been usually abridged. this can be the 1st English translation of the paintings and reproduces the unique Arabic textual content, released less than the author's supervision in 1855.

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By Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq

Leg Over Leg recounts the lifestyles, from beginning to heart age, of 'the Fariyaq,' regulate ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal determine within the highbrow and literary historical past of the trendy Arab global. The regularly edifying and infrequently hilarious adventures of the Fariyaq, as he strikes from his local Lebanon to Egypt, Malta, Tunis, England and France, give you the writer with grist for wide-ranging discussions of the highbrow and social problems with his time, together with the lack of expertise and corruption of the Lebanese spiritual and secular institutions, freedom of sense of right and wrong, women's rights, sexual relationships among women and men, the manners and customs of Europeans and center Easterners, and the diversities among modern eu and Arabic literatures. Al-Shidyaq additionally celebrates the genius and wonder of the classical Arabic language.
Akin to Sterne and Rabelais in his satirical outlook and technical inventiveness, al-Shidyaq produced in Leg Over Leg a piece that's special and unclassifiable. It was once in the beginning greatly condemned for its assaults on authority, its spiritual skepticism, and its "obscenity," and later variations have been usually abridged. this can be the 1st English translation of the paintings and reproduces the unique Arabic textual content, released less than the author's supervision in 1855.

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The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome

By Stephen Dando-Collins

Unraveling the various mysteries surrounding the homicide of Julius Caesar

The assassination of Julius Caesar is likely one of the so much infamous murders in historical past. thousand years after it happened, many compelling questions stay approximately his dying: used to be Brutus the hero and Caesar the villain? Did Caesar convey demise on himself by means of making plans to make himself king of Rome? used to be Mark Antony conscious of the plot, and allow it cross ahead? Who wrote Antony's script after Caesar's demise? utilizing ancient proof to deal with those and different complicated matters, historian and award-winning writer Stephen Dando-Collins takes you to the area of historical Rome and recaptures the drama of Caesar's loss of life and the chaotic aftermath because the vicious fight for energy among Antony and Octavian spread out. For the 1st time, he indicates how the non secular fairs and customs of the day impacted at the manner the assassination plot spread out. He exhibits, too, how the homicide used to be nearly shunned on the final moment.

A compelling background that's jam-packed with intrigue and written with the pacing of a chief secret, The Ides will problem what you're thinking that you recognize approximately Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire.

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By Stephen Dando-Collins

Unraveling the various mysteries surrounding the homicide of Julius Caesar

The assassination of Julius Caesar is likely one of the so much infamous murders in historical past. thousand years after it happened, many compelling questions stay approximately his dying: used to be Brutus the hero and Caesar the villain? Did Caesar convey demise on himself by means of making plans to make himself king of Rome? used to be Mark Antony conscious of the plot, and allow it cross ahead? Who wrote Antony's script after Caesar's demise? utilizing ancient proof to deal with those and different complicated matters, historian and award-winning writer Stephen Dando-Collins takes you to the area of historical Rome and recaptures the drama of Caesar's loss of life and the chaotic aftermath because the vicious fight for energy among Antony and Octavian spread out. For the 1st time, he indicates how the non secular fairs and customs of the day impacted at the manner the assassination plot spread out. He exhibits, too, how the homicide used to be nearly shunned on the final moment.

A compelling background that's jam-packed with intrigue and written with the pacing of a chief secret, The Ides will problem what you're thinking that you recognize approximately Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire.

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The Ugly American

By William J. Lederer

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the word for tragic American errors abroad.

within the episode that lends the booklet its name, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a simple and plain-spoken guy, who has been despatched through the U.S. executive to suggest the Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan on engineering tasks. while Atkins reveals badly lost priorities and bluntly demanding situations the entrenched pursuits, he lays naked a overseas coverage long gone dangerously fallacious.

First released in 1958, The gruesome American? grew to become a runaway nationwide bestseller for its slashing exposé of yankee conceitedness, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast Asia. In associated tales and vignettes, the booklet makes use of gripping storytelling to attract a devastating photograph of ways the U.S. was once wasting the fight with Communism in Asia.

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By William J. Lederer

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the word for tragic American errors abroad.

within the episode that lends the booklet its name, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a simple and plain-spoken guy, who has been despatched through the U.S. executive to suggest the Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan on engineering tasks. while Atkins reveals badly lost priorities and bluntly demanding situations the entrenched pursuits, he lays naked a overseas coverage long gone dangerously fallacious.

First released in 1958, The gruesome American? grew to become a runaway nationwide bestseller for its slashing exposé of yankee conceitedness, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast Asia. In associated tales and vignettes, the booklet makes use of gripping storytelling to attract a devastating photograph of ways the U.S. was once wasting the fight with Communism in Asia.

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