Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra by Kris Waldherr

By Kris Waldherr

Illicit love, insanity, betrayal--it isn’t consistently reliable to be the queen

Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they've got in universal? For it slow they have been topped in gold, cosseted in silk, and flattered through courtiers. yet after all, they spent lengthy nights in darkish criminal towers and have been marched to the scaffold the place they surrendered their heads to the executioner. and they're infrequently on my own of their undignified demises. all through background, royal ladies have had a distressing means of assembly undesirable ends--dying of hunger, being burned on the stake, or expiring in childbirth whereas making an attempt desperately to provide an inheritor. They continuously needed to be on their ft and all too frequently even devious plotting, impressive pregnancies, and promoting out their sisters used to be now not adequate to maintain them from forcible consignment to non secular orders. From Cleopatra (suicide through asp), to Princess Caroline (suspiciously poisoned on her coronation day), there’s a gory draw back to being blue-blooded should you lack a Y chromosome. Kris Waldherr’s stylish little ebook is a chronicle of the rigors and tribulations of queens around the a while, a unusual, humorous, totally macabre tribute to the darkish facet of girl empowerment. Over the process fifty irresistibly illustrated and too-brief lives, Doomed Queens charts centuries of regal backstabbing and intrigue. We meet famous figures like Catherine of Aragon, whose chuffed marriage to Henry VIII ended upfront while it grew to become transparent that she was once a starter wife--the first of six. And we meet forgotten queens like Amalasuntha, the notoriously literate Ostrogoth princess who overreached politically and was once strangled in her bathtub. whereas their ends have been bleak, those queens didn't die with out goal. Their unlucky lives are colourful cautionary stories for today’s would-be strength brokers--a legacy of worldly and womanly knowledge amassed one dazzling regal spoil at a time.

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Arms & Armour. Pictoral Archive from XIX Sources by C.B. Grafton

By C.B. Grafton

Over 750 distinct, top of the range illustrations from infrequent 19th-century resources: matches of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and different implements, in addition to scenes of conflict, squaddies, horses, artillery and extra. particularly appropriate for tasks requiring a medieval or outdated taste, those illustrations will fill a myriad of wishes for battle-related photograph artwork.

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The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia by C. Alexander Hortis, James B. Jacobs

By C. Alexander Hortis, James B. Jacobs

Forget what you're thinking that you recognize in regards to the Mafia. After analyzing this publication, even life-long mob aficionados can have a brand new viewpoint on prepared crime.

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this can be the 1st full-length booklet dedicated solely to uncovering the hidden background of the way the Mafia got here to dominate prepared crime in ny urban in the course of the Thirties via Nineteen Fifties. in keeping with exhaustive examine of data and mystery records acquired throughout the Freedom of knowledge Act, writer and lawyer C. Alexander Hortis attracts at the inner most number of basic resources, many newly found, of any historical past of the fashionable mob.

Shattering myths, Hortis finds how Cosa Nostra really bought strength on the inception. the writer is going past traditional who-shot-who mob tales, offering solutions to clean questions such as:

• Why did the Sicilian gangs pop out on best of the legal underworld?
• Can economics clarify how the Mafia households operated?
• What used to be the Mafia's actual function within the drug trade?
• Why was once Cosa Nostra keen on homosexual bars in big apple because the 1930s?

Drawing on an exceptional array of fundamental resources, The Mob and the City is the main thorough and actual background of the Mafia's upward thrust to energy within the early-to-mid 20th century.

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The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals by Simcha Jacobovici, Barrie Wilson

By Simcha Jacobovici, Barrie Wilson

In a startling follow-up to the recent York instances bestseller The Jesus relations Tomb, a historic detective tale that unravels a newly translated record packed with startling revelations and engaging element concerning the lifestyles and occasions of Jesus.

The useless Sea Scrolls, the Gnostic writings and now The misplaced Gospel, a newly decoded manuscript that uncovers groundbreaking revelations in regards to the existence and instances of Jesus of Nazareth - a startling follow-up to the recent York instances bestseller The Jesus kinfolk Tomb.
Waiting to be rediscovered within the British Library is an historical manuscript of the early Church, copied by way of an nameless monk. The manuscript is at the least 1,450 years previous, potentially courting to the 1st century i.e., Jesus’ lifetime. And now, The misplaced Gospel offers the 1st ever translation from Syriac into English of this precise record that tells the interior tale of Jesus’ social, kinfolk and political life.

The misplaced Gospel takes the reader on an remarkable historic event via a paradigm moving manuscript. What the authors ultimately detect is as staggering because it is excellent: the affirmation of Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene; the names in their young children; the towering presence of Mary Magdalene; a formerly unknown plot on Jesus’ existence, thirteen years sooner than the crucifixion; an assassination try out opposed to Mary Magdalene and their young children; Jesus’ connection to political figures on the optimum point of the Roman Empire; and a non secular circulate that antedates that of Paul—the Church of Mary Magdalene. half ancient detective tale, half glossy experience The misplaced Gospel unearths secrets and techniques which have been hiding in undeniable sight for millennia.

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Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation by Steve Vogel

By Steve Vogel

In a rousing account of 1 of the serious turning issues in American background, throughout the Perilous struggle tells the gripping tale of the burning of Washington and the unbelievable final stand at Baltimore that helped shop the kingdom and encouraged its nationwide Anthem.

In the summer time of 1814, the USA of the United States teetered on the point of catastrophe. The conflict it had declared opposed to nice Britain years previous seemed headed towards inglorious American defeat. The younger nation’s such a lot implacable nemesis, the ruthless British Admiral George Cockburn, introduced an invasion of Washington in a bold try to decapitate the govt. and overwhelm the yank spirit. The British succeeded spectacularly, burning down lots of the city’s landmarks—including the White condo and the Capitol—and riding President James Madison from the world. As looters ransacked federal structures and panic gripped the voters of Washington, beleaguered American forces have been compelled to regroup for a last-ditch protection of Baltimore. the end result of that “perilous fight” could aid swap the end result of the war—and with it, the destiny of the fledgling American republic.

In a fast paced, character-driven narrative, Steve Vogel tells the tale of this large fight from the point of view of either side. Like an epic novel, throughout the Perilous struggle abounds with heroes, villains, and magnificent feats of derring-do. The vindictive Cockburn emerges from those pages as a pioneer within the artwork of overall war, ordering his males to “knock down, burn, and destroy” every thing of their direction. whereas President Madison dithers on tips to shield the capital, Secretary of kingdom James Monroe for my part organizes the yankee defenses, with disastrous effects. in the meantime, a famous Washington legal professional named Francis Scott Key embarks on a project of mercy to barter the discharge of an American prisoner. His trip will position him with the British fleet through the climactic conflict for Baltimore, and culminate within the production of 1 of the main enduring compositions within the annals of patriotic tune: “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Like Pearl Harbor or 11th of September, the burning of Washington was once a devastating nationwide tragedy that eventually united the USA and renewed its experience of objective. in the course of the Perilous struggle combines bravura storytelling with brilliantly rendered personality sketches to recreate the exciting six-week interval whilst americans rallied from the ashes to beat their oldest adversary—and win themselves a brand new start of freedom.
Advance compliment for throughout the Perilous Fight

“Steve Vogel does a good task of bringing this woeful story to life.”—The Washington Post

“Vogel . . . fantastically dramatizes a crusade whose legacy is ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ either the anthem and the flag for which it stands, at the present time displayed in Washington.”—Booklist

“The skilled writer is familiar with how one can write concerning the army and its human and martial conflicts. . . . A quick, shiny account of the injuries, intricacies and insanities of war.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Very tremendous storytelling, impeccably researched . . . in the course of the Perilous struggle brings to existence the fraught occasions of 1814 with compelling and convincing vigor.”—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of a military at sunrise

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Mesopotamia: The Old Assyrian Period by K. R. Veenhof, Jesper Eidem

By K. R. Veenhof, Jesper Eidem

"The outdated Assyrian Period" via Veenhof bargains a serious overviewof ourknowledge of and at the
same time an advent to the examine of the previous Assyrian interval (first centuries of the 2nd
mill.B.C.),as we all know it from discoveries in historical Assur and in particularfrom the cuneiform
archives of the OA investors dwelling in a advertisement colony(called karum) within the decrease city of
ancient Kanesh (modern Kultepe) in primary Anatolia.The first chapters identify what"Old
Assyrian" is andanalyze the chronology and the to be had assets (material and written). There
follows a serious cartoon of the courses of and examine at the OA resources, subdivided in a
dozen thematic reviews. After a cartoon of OA heritage, there follows anover view of "the previous Anatolian scene", which offers with the towns, neighborhood rulers and the ca.40 OA advertisement settlements in Northern Mesopotamia and Anatolia. a unique bankruptcy analyzes the $64000 outdated Assyrian advertisement treaties. The publication ends with an in depth presentatation of the Anatolian titles and officers and the spiritual fairs and agricultural seasons that determine as phrases of funds in Anatolian debt-notes. it's supplied with entire indices and a close bibliography.
The part on "Apum: A nation at the outdated Assyrian Route"contributed through Eidem summarises
recent facts for the heritage of northern Syria throughout the interval modern with the past due part of the outdated Assyrian alternate.

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Roughshod Through Dixie - Grierson's Raid 1863 by Mark Lardas

By Mark Lardas

Osprey Raid sequence #12

On April 17, 1863 Benjamin Grierson led a strength of 1,700 Union cavalrymen throughout enemy traces into the Confederate-held Tennessee in a daring diversionary raid. Over the subsequent seventeen days, Grierson's horsemen brought on havoc through destroying railroad strains, attacking outposts, burning army shops and scuffling with various small activities, sooner than breaking again throughout the traces at Baton Rouge.

The raid was once a huge good fortune, not just by means of advantage of the destruction it brought on, but in addition as the Confederates have been compelled to divert millions of troops clear of front traces in the course of common Grant's serious Vicksburg offensive. This ebook tells the full tale of 1 of the main bold Union raids of the conflict.

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The House of Rothschild, Volume 1: Money's Prophets: by Niall Ferguson

By Niall Ferguson

In his wealthy and nuanced portrait of the extraordinary, elusive Rothschild relations, Oxford pupil and bestselling writer Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets and techniques in the back of the family's out of the ordinary fiscal good fortune. He finds for the 1st time the main points of the family's huge political community, which gave it entry to and effect over a number of the maximum statesmen of the age. And he tells a relations saga, tracing the significance of kin harmony and the profound position of Judaism within the lives of a dynasty that rose from the confines of the Frankfurt ghetto and later used its impression to aid oppressed Jews all through Europe. A definitive paintings of impeccable scholarship with a completely enticing narrative, The condo of Rothschild is a biography of the rarest variety, during which mysterious and engaging historic figures eventually spring to lifestyles.

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La Cité Grecque: Le Développement Des Institutions by Gustave Glotz

By Gustave Glotz

Avec los angeles Cité vintage de Fustel de Coulanges, 'La Cité grecque' de Gustave Glotz reste l'un des plus importants ouvrages écrits sur los angeles société old. Cette superbe synthèse où sont pris en compte aussi bien les faits sociaux que les faits religieux, los angeles psychologie des individus comme les constructions économiques, a marqué d'un sceau indélébile notre picture de los angeles 'cité grecque'. Ecrit à los angeles fin des années 1920, à une époque où l. a. démocratie était attaquée par l'idéologie totalitaire, 'La Cité grecque' est un témoignage irremplaçable sur l'école politique de l'humanité qu'a été l'Athènes des Ve et IVe siècles.

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Handbook to Life in the Inca World by Ananda Cohen Suarez

By Ananda Cohen Suarez

Even though it in simple terms lasted a couple of centuries, the Inca Empire quick grew to become one of many world's most renowned pre-Columbian facilities of strength. instruction manual to lifestyles within the Inca global is a accomplished and available exam of the Inca Empire, which stretched around the Andes Mountains in Peru from the thirteenth century till the invasion of the Spanish within the sixteenth century. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, paintings background, ethnography, and 16th-century Spanish chronicles, this guide bargains a readable, informative, and easy-to-navigate structure that explains how the Inca Empire turned such an influential and robust civilization.
Organized thematically, this new ebook comprises an in depth checklist of additional readings with each one bankruptcy, a entire bibliography, in addition to unique line drawings from the conquistadors. instruction manual to lifestyles within the Inca global is an important addition to any pre-Columbian assortment, in addition to an invaluable source for an individual attracted to the Inca global.

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