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Caesar and Christ: A historical past of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. 325 (Story of Civilization)

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An crucial compendium of reflections at the reviled, excellent, and voltaic celebration of might 1st, the overseas may possibly Day holiday
 
could 1st is an afternoon that when made the wealthy and strong cower in worry and triggered Parliament to prohibit the Maypole—a great and riotous day of rebirth, renewal, and refusal. This book’s reflections at the purple and the Green—out of which arguably the single desire for the longer term lies—are populated by way of the likes of local American anarchocommunist Lucy Parsons, the steer clear of progressive Union circulate, Karl Marx, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and numerous others, either sentient and verdant. The ebook is a forceful reminder of the prospects of the longer term, for the arrival of a time while the strong will fall, the commons restored, and a greater international born anew.

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An crucial compendium of reflections at the reviled, excellent, and voltaic celebration of might 1st, the overseas may possibly Day holiday
 
could 1st is an afternoon that when made the wealthy and strong cower in worry and triggered Parliament to prohibit the Maypole—a great and riotous day of rebirth, renewal, and refusal. This book’s reflections at the purple and the Green—out of which arguably the single desire for the longer term lies—are populated by way of the likes of local American anarchocommunist Lucy Parsons, the steer clear of progressive Union circulate, Karl Marx, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and numerous others, either sentient and verdant. The ebook is a forceful reminder of the prospects of the longer term, for the arrival of a time while the strong will fall, the commons restored, and a greater international born anew.

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Download E-books The Strange History of Buckingham Palace PDF

By Patricia Wright

Buckingham Palace is likely one of the so much everyday structures on the planet, yet who understands the genuine stories hidden at the back of its ceremonial gates? Who used to be the witch that after lived within the royal courtyard? How might courtesans as soon as have plied their alternate in entrance of the current royal home windows? How dare a chief minister name the palace a tremendous insult to the kingdom? this article provides an in depth exploration of the normal and infrequently remarkable those who owned or lived at the land now occupied through the Palace, and of the royal occupants who later inhabited it. The publication unearths how Buckingham Palace got here to be where it really is this present day, from the time while it most likely shaped the get away path from a Roman conflict approximately 2,000 years in the past, to the institution of the 1st gentleman's residence there within the seventeenth century, and on right into a checkered royal historical past, along with an bold Saxon queen and James I's plan to came upon an English silk within the Palace gardens.

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By Patricia Wright

Buckingham Palace is likely one of the so much everyday structures on the planet, yet who understands the genuine stories hidden at the back of its ceremonial gates? Who used to be the witch that after lived within the royal courtyard? How might courtesans as soon as have plied their alternate in entrance of the current royal home windows? How dare a chief minister name the palace a tremendous insult to the kingdom? this article provides an in depth exploration of the normal and infrequently remarkable those who owned or lived at the land now occupied through the Palace, and of the royal occupants who later inhabited it. The publication unearths how Buckingham Palace got here to be where it really is this present day, from the time while it most likely shaped the get away path from a Roman conflict approximately 2,000 years in the past, to the institution of the 1st gentleman's residence there within the seventeenth century, and on right into a checkered royal historical past, along with an bold Saxon queen and James I's plan to came upon an English silk within the Palace gardens.

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By Thomas Keneally

The outstanding first quantity of acclaimed writer Thomas Keneally's significant new three-volume historical past of Australia brings to lifestyles the immense variety of characters who've shaped Australia's nationwide story</B> Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and squaddies, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers—it is from their lives and their tales that Tom Keneally has woven a colourful heritage to do complete justice to the wealthy and colourful nature of Australia's unique nationwide personality. the tale starts via taking a look at eu profession via Aboriginal eyes, moving between town slums and rural hovels of 18th-century Britain and the seashores of Port Jackson. Readers spend time at the low-roofed convict decks of transports and spot the bewilderment of the Eora humans as they see the 1st ships of turaga, or "ghost people." They keep on with the day-by-day around of Bennelong and his spouse Barangaroo and the tribulations of warrior Windradyne. Convicts like Solomon Wiseman and John Wilson locate their ft or even fortune, whereas Henry Parkes' arrival as a penniless immigrant offers few clues to the nationwide statesman he was once to become. Chinese diggers trek to the goldfields, and revolutionaries like Italian Raffaello Carboni and black American John Joseph bring readers the drama of the Eureka rebellion. Tom Keneally has delivered to existence the excessive and the low, the convict and the freed from early Australian society. this can be really a brand new heritage of Australia, through an writer of remarkable literary ability and adventure, whose personal humanity permeates each web page.

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By Thomas Keneally

The outstanding first quantity of acclaimed writer Thomas Keneally's significant new three-volume historical past of Australia brings to lifestyles the immense variety of characters who've shaped Australia's nationwide story</B> Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and squaddies, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers—it is from their lives and their tales that Tom Keneally has woven a colourful heritage to do complete justice to the wealthy and colourful nature of Australia's unique nationwide personality. the tale starts via taking a look at eu profession via Aboriginal eyes, moving between town slums and rural hovels of 18th-century Britain and the seashores of Port Jackson. Readers spend time at the low-roofed convict decks of transports and spot the bewilderment of the Eora humans as they see the 1st ships of turaga, or "ghost people." They keep on with the day-by-day around of Bennelong and his spouse Barangaroo and the tribulations of warrior Windradyne. Convicts like Solomon Wiseman and John Wilson locate their ft or even fortune, whereas Henry Parkes' arrival as a penniless immigrant offers few clues to the nationwide statesman he was once to become. Chinese diggers trek to the goldfields, and revolutionaries like Italian Raffaello Carboni and black American John Joseph bring readers the drama of the Eureka rebellion. Tom Keneally has delivered to existence the excessive and the low, the convict and the freed from early Australian society. this can be really a brand new heritage of Australia, through an writer of remarkable literary ability and adventure, whose personal humanity permeates each web page.

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By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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By Tom Shroder, John Konrad

A real-life mystery within the culture of The excellent Storm

within the spring of 2010 the realm watched for weeks as greater than 2 hundred million gallons of crude oil billowed from a gap 3 miles deep within the Gulf of Mexico. Warnings of varied and forthcoming environmental effects ruled the scoop. Deepwater drilling—largely overlooked or misunderstood to that point—exploded within the American realization within the worst approach attainable.

Fire at the Horizon, written by way of veteran oil rig captain John Konrad and longtime Washington Post journalist Tom Shroder, recounts in shiny aspect the lifetime of the rig itself, from its development in South Korea within the yr 2000 to its unbelievable trip world wide to its disastrous finish, and divulges the daily lives, struggles, and targets of these who known as it domestic.

From the little-known maritime schools to Transocean's education colleges and Houston headquarters to the small cities all around the state the place the better halves and kids of the Horizon's group lived within the ever-present shadow of possibility countless numbers of miles away, Fire at the Horizon bargains full-scale pictures of the Horizon's captain, its leader mate, its leader mechanic, and others.

What emerges is a white-knuckled chronicle of engineering hubris at odds with the earth itself, an strange manifestation of company greed and the unforgettable heroism of the boys and girls on board the Deepwater Horizon. here's the harrowing minute-by-minute account of the fateful day, April 20, 2010, while the half-billion-dollar rig blew up, taking with it the lives of 11 humans and abandoning a swath of extraordinary ordinary destruction.

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By Tom Shroder, John Konrad

A real-life mystery within the culture of The excellent Storm

within the spring of 2010 the realm watched for weeks as greater than 2 hundred million gallons of crude oil billowed from a gap 3 miles deep within the Gulf of Mexico. Warnings of varied and forthcoming environmental effects ruled the scoop. Deepwater drilling—largely overlooked or misunderstood to that point—exploded within the American realization within the worst approach attainable.

Fire at the Horizon, written by way of veteran oil rig captain John Konrad and longtime Washington Post journalist Tom Shroder, recounts in shiny aspect the lifetime of the rig itself, from its development in South Korea within the yr 2000 to its unbelievable trip world wide to its disastrous finish, and divulges the daily lives, struggles, and targets of these who known as it domestic.

From the little-known maritime schools to Transocean's education colleges and Houston headquarters to the small cities all around the state the place the better halves and kids of the Horizon's group lived within the ever-present shadow of possibility countless numbers of miles away, Fire at the Horizon bargains full-scale pictures of the Horizon's captain, its leader mate, its leader mechanic, and others.

What emerges is a white-knuckled chronicle of engineering hubris at odds with the earth itself, an strange manifestation of company greed and the unforgettable heroism of the boys and girls on board the Deepwater Horizon. here's the harrowing minute-by-minute account of the fateful day, April 20, 2010, while the half-billion-dollar rig blew up, taking with it the lives of 11 humans and abandoning a swath of extraordinary ordinary destruction.

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Download E-books The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World's Most Prosperous Decade PDF

By Joseph E. Stiglitz

How one of many maximum financial expansions in historical past sowed the seeds of its personal collapse.

along with his best-selling Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz confirmed how a lost religion in free-market ideology resulted in the various contemporary difficulties suffered through the constructing international locations. the following he turns an identical mild at the United States.

The Roaring Nineties bargains not just an insider's illuminating view of policymaking but additionally a compelling case that even the Clinton management used to be too heavily tied to the monetary community―that in addition to huge, immense financial good fortune within the nineties got here the seeds of the destruction visited at the economic system on the finish of the decade.

This groundbreaking paintings by way of the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that a lot of what we understood concerning the Nineteen Nineties' prosperity is incorrect, that the theories which were used to steer international leaders and anchor key company judgements have been essentially outmoded. sure, jobs have been created, know-how prospered, inflation fell, and poverty used to be decreased. yet while the basis used to be laid for the commercial difficulties we are facing this present day. Trapped in a near-ideological dedication to unfastened markets, policymakers approved accounting criteria to slide, carried deregulation extra than they need to have, and pandered to company greed. those chickens have now come domestic to roost.

The paperback encompasses a new advent that studies the ongoing failure of the Bush administration's rules, that have taken a nasty state of affairs and made it worse.

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By Joseph E. Stiglitz

How one of many maximum financial expansions in historical past sowed the seeds of its personal collapse.

along with his best-selling Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz confirmed how a lost religion in free-market ideology resulted in the various contemporary difficulties suffered through the constructing international locations. the following he turns an identical mild at the United States.

The Roaring Nineties bargains not just an insider's illuminating view of policymaking but additionally a compelling case that even the Clinton management used to be too heavily tied to the monetary community―that in addition to huge, immense financial good fortune within the nineties got here the seeds of the destruction visited at the economic system on the finish of the decade.

This groundbreaking paintings by way of the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that a lot of what we understood concerning the Nineteen Nineties' prosperity is incorrect, that the theories which were used to steer international leaders and anchor key company judgements have been essentially outmoded. sure, jobs have been created, know-how prospered, inflation fell, and poverty used to be decreased. yet while the basis used to be laid for the commercial difficulties we are facing this present day. Trapped in a near-ideological dedication to unfastened markets, policymakers approved accounting criteria to slide, carried deregulation extra than they need to have, and pandered to company greed. those chickens have now come domestic to roost.

The paperback encompasses a new advent that studies the ongoing failure of the Bush administration's rules, that have taken a nasty state of affairs and made it worse.

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Download E-books The Britannica Guide to Inventions That Changed the Modern World (Turning Points in History) PDF

By Robert Curley

The intrinsic caliber of an invention is that it adjustments the established order. The ideas highlighted during this ebook have performed so in a such a lot dramatic, memorable, or potent model. via enticing narrative and accompanying pictures, this quantity supplies readers a deeper appreciation for the innovations that experience made their lives more straightforward, greater, or extra aesthetically wonderful.

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By Robert Curley

The intrinsic caliber of an invention is that it adjustments the established order. The ideas highlighted during this ebook have performed so in a such a lot dramatic, memorable, or potent model. via enticing narrative and accompanying pictures, this quantity supplies readers a deeper appreciation for the innovations that experience made their lives more straightforward, greater, or extra aesthetically wonderful.

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