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Overthrow

By Stephen Kinzer
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Isbn : 9781429905374
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
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A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments -- not always to its own benefit "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is the latest, though perhaps not the last, example of the dangers inherent in these operations. In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the stories of the audacious politicians, spies, military commanders, and business executives who took it upon themselves to depose monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers. He also shows that the U.S. government has often pursued these operations without understanding the countries involved; as a result, many of them have had disastrous long-term consequences. In a compelling and provocative history that takes readers to fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq, Kinzer surveys modern American history from a new and often surprising perspective. "Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the pace and grip of a good thriller." -- Anatol Lieven, The New York Times Book Review

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The Book of Firsts is an entertaining, enlightening, and highly browsable tour of the major innovations of the past twenty centuries and how they shaped our world. Peter D’Epiro makes this handy overview of human history both fun and thought-provoking with his survey of the major “firsts”—inventions, discoveries, political and military upheavals, artistic and scientific breakthroughs, religious controversies, and catastrophic events—of the last two thousand years. Who was the first to use gunpowder? Invent paper? Sack the city of Rome? Write a sonnet? What was the first university? The first astronomical telescope? The first great novel? The first Impressionist painting? The Book of Firsts explores these questions and many more, from the earliest surviving cookbook (featuring parboiled flamingo) and the origin of chess (sixth-century India) to the first civil service exam (China in 606 AD) and the first tell-all memoir about scandalous royals (Byzantine Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora). In the form of 150 brief, witty, erudite, and information-packed essays, The Book of Firsts is ideal for anyone interested in an enjoyable way to acquire a deeper understanding of history and the fascinating personalities who forged it.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

By Gibbon, Edward
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Byzantine Empire
  • Reads : 370
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Book Summary:

All six volumes contained in the eBook, and there is a linked table of contents, the footnotes are also linked. Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century a.d. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (sometimes shortened to Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. Published in six volumes, volume I was published in 1776 and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, and VI in 1788–89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, at the time its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first "modern historian of ancient Rome". Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. They had become weak, outsourcing their duties to defend their Empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, had become effeminate, unwilling to live a tougher, "manly" military lifestyle. In addition, Gibbon argued that Christianity created a belief that a better life existed after death, which fostered an indifference to the present among Roman citizens, thus sapping their desire to sacrifice for the Empire. He also believed its comparative pacifism tended to hamper the traditional Roman martial spirit. Finally, like other Enlightenment thinkers, Gibbon held in contempt the Middle Ages as a priest-ridden, superstitious dark age. It was not until his own age of reason and rational thought, it was believed, that human history could resume its progress. Gibbon sees the Praetorian Guard as the primary catalyst of the empire's initial decay and eventual collapse, a seed planted by Augustus at the establishment of the empire. He cites repeated examples of the Praetorian Guard abusing their power with calamitous results, including numerous instances of imperial assassination and incessant demands for increased pay. Gibbon's style is frequently distinguished by an ironically detached and somewhat dispassionate yet critical tone. He occasionally lapsed into moralization and aphorism. "As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters". "The influence of the clergy, in an age of superstition, might be usefully employed to assert the rights of mankind; but so intimate is the connection between the throne and the altar, that the banner of the church has very seldom been seen on the side of the people"(Chapter Three). "History...is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortune of mankind"(ibid). "If we contrast the rapid progress of this mischievous discovery [of gunpowder] with the slow and laborious advances of reason, science, and the arts of peace, a philosopher, according to his temper, will laugh or weep at the folly of mankind" (Chapter). Gibbon provides the reader with a glimpse of his thought process with extensive notes along the body of the text, a precursor to the modern use of footnotes. Gibbon's footnotes are famous for their idiosyncratic and often humorous style, and have been called "Gibbon's table talk." They provide an entertaining moral commentary on both ancient Rome and 18th-century Great Britain. This technique enabled Gibbon to compare ancient Rome to modern times. Gibbon's work advocates a rationalist and progressive view of history.

Delphi Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen (Illustrated)

By Henrik Ibsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 9781909496446
  • Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 451
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-henrik-ibsen.pdf

Book Summary:

For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Henrik Ibsen, the 'Father of Modernism', with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ibsen's life and works * Detailed introductions to the plays and other texts * 24 plays with individual contents tables, many appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as PEER GYNT are fully illustrated * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Also includes Ibsen's complete works in the original Norwegian language ñ ideal for students (Ibsens samlede verker i norsk sprÂk) * Features Ibsen's rare speeches and letters in English translation * Unique criticism section, with essays by writers such as Henry James and James Joyce evaluating Ibsen's contribution to literature * Features Edmund Gosse's celebrated biography on his friend Ibsen - discover the playwright's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: there are no known translations of the two early plays NORMA and ST. JOHN'S EVE in the public domain. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Plays CATILINE THE BURIAL MOUND LADY INGER OF OESTRAAT THE FEAST AT SOLHAUG OLAF LILJEKRANS THE VIKINGS AT HELGELAND LOVE'S COMEDY THE PRETENDERS BRAND PEER GYNT THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH EMPEROR AND GALILEAN PILLARS OF SOCIETY A DOLL'S HOUSE GHOSTS AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE THE WILD DUCK ROSMERSHOLM THE LADY FROM THE SEA HEDDA GABLER THE MASTER BUILDER LITTLE EYOLF JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN The Poems INTRODUCTION TO IBSEN'S POETRY by Fydell Edmund Garrett LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Norwegian Texts (De norske tekster) LIST OF WORKS (LISTE OVER IBSENS VERKER) The Non-Fiction SPEECHES AND NEW LETTERS The Criticism HENRIK IBSEN by Arthur Symons A DOLL'S HOUSE by Montrose J. Moses GHOSTS by Montrose J. Moses HEDDA GABLER by Frank W. Chandler THE MASTER BUILDER by Frank W. Chandler HENRIK IBSEN by Henry James IBSEN'S NEW DRAMA by James Joyce The Biography THE LIFE OF HENRIK IBSEN by Edmund Gosse Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

By Thomas Nelson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9781418586508
  • Pages : 1728
  • Category : Bibles
  • Reads : 758
  • File Pdf: nkjv-the-chronological-study-bible-ebook.pdf

Book Summary:

The Bible that allows you to study Scripture in the order of events as they happened The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times. It is the only NKJV study Bible arranged in chronological order. Features include: The entire NKJV text with translators’ notes, arranged in chronological order, provides absorbing and effective Bible study Full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena give the reader a dramatic, “you are there” experience Fascinating articles connect the Bible text to world history and culture Daily Life Notes explain how people lived in Bible times Time Panels and Charts show the flow of Bible history In-text and full-page color maps of the biblical world assist study Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold

Where God Was on 9/11

By Oluwole J. Odeyemi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 9781456793296
  • Pages : 556
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 875
  • File Pdf: where-god-was-on-9-11.pdf

Book Summary:

The book is a classic piece that revealed critically and comprehensively on the mysteries and the spiritual underpinnings of the world-changing terror events of 9/11. It promises to be a point by point, blow by blow biblical analysis that are reality related, and which cannot be doubted by even the most agnostic. The book also endeavoured to shed light on many other topical issues which has remained bizzare or eversince been shrouded in mystery vis a vis biblical accounts and humanity. Such other issues include the truth about the Jewish Holocaust, the angelically induced human breeding experiments in the pre-Deluvian age, the unseverable umbillcal cord that tied the USA with Isreal, and as well the denial by God of all the omni-principles that had been fraudlently ascribed unto Him by man and his reckless philosophy. It promises to be a most intriguing journey ever made in the world of knowledge. Please visit one of my sites for more detailes: [email protected] [email protected]

Delphi Complete Works of Virgil (Illustrated)

By Virgil
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 9781908909725
  • Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 835
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-virgil.pdf

Book Summary:

Rome's great Epic poet has inspired readers and writers for centuries. This collection offers eReaders multiple translations of Virgil's works, as well as the original Latin texts and a special dual English/Latin version of 'The Aeneid'. This Delphi edition is a MUST for all lovers of literature. (6MB Version 1) Features: * multiple translations - 6 translations of 'The Aeneid' * includes Gavin Douglas' medieval Scots translation (1513) - the first ever translation of 'The Aeneid' appears here for the first time in digital print! * both verse and prose translations of 'The Aeneid', allowing you to explore different interpretations of the Ancient poet's work * concise introductions to the texts, offering valuable contextual information * every translation has its own Table of Contents, enabling you to navigate between the different texts with ease * includes a special dual text translation of 'The Aeneid' - with line by line Latin/ English, aiding scholars with their reading of the Latin text * special Latin pronunciation page - now you can read and hear the true sound of Virgil's 2000 year-old poetry! * includes 'The Eclogues' and 'The Georgics' - Virgil's early pastoral poetry * many beautiful images charting Virgil's influence on the artistic world * even includes the original Latin texts of Virgil's three extant works, each with its own contents table * scholarly ordering of texts, with a front no-nonsense Master table of contents * for all lovers of Latin literature, this is your chance to own all of these amazing texts in ONE single file Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of beautiful eBooks. CONTENTS: The Translations THE ECLOGUES THE ECLOGUES - GREENOUGH'S TRANSLATION THE GEORGICS THE GEORGICS - GREENOUGH'S TRANSLATION THE AENEID ANEID - 6 TRANSLATIONS Dual Latin and English Text THE AENEID - VIRGIL AND MORRIS The Original Latin Texts PRONOUNCING LATIN ECLOGA GEORGICON AENEID

Advancing Christian Unity

By Anthony Burgess
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reformation Heritage Books
  • Isbn : 9781601787132
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 641
  • File Pdf: advancing-christian-unity.pdf

Book Summary:

In John 17, Jesus prayed for the unity of the church. Yet today, we tend to accept disunity as inevitable. In this book, Anthony Burgess calls us to addresses the spiritual and visible unity that Jesus desires for His people. Burgess speaks of how union and communion with Christ and His people are “the life and comfort of believers.” Giving careful consideration of what Christian unity should look like, Burgess excels at uncovering common causes of division and promoting means to advance unity among God’s people. Series Description Interest in the Puritans continues to grow, but many people find reading these giants of the faith a bit unnerving. This series seeks to overcome that barrier by presenting Puritan books that are convenient in size and unintimidating in length. Each book is carefully edited with modern readers in mind, smoothing out difficult language of a bygone era while retaining the meaning of the original authors. Books for the series are thoughtfully selected to provide some of the best counsel on important subjects that people continue to wrestle with today. Table of Contents: 1. The Blessing of Unity Among Ministers 2. The Pattern for Unity Among Ministers 3. The Nature of Christian Unity 4. The Necessity of Christian Unity 5. The Reason for the Lack of Christian Unity 6. The Characteristics of Christian Unity 7. The Rules for Christian Unity 8. The Expansion of Christian Unity 9. The Value of Christian Unity 10. The Perfection of Christian Unity

Evening's Empire

By David Herter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Isbn : 9781429975384
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 338
  • File Pdf: evening-s-empire.pdf

Book Summary:

David Herter's first novel, Ceres Storm, was recently published to widespread acclaim. "Distinctive and imaginative, Herter's tale moves to its own disconcerting logic: a debut of immense promise," said Kirkus Reviews. Now Herter moves from SF to contemporary fantasy and to a more literary mode of storytelling. Evening's Empire is set on the Oregon coast, in Evening, a small town famous for its cheeses. Russell Kent, an opera composer from Massachusetts, lost his beloved wife there a year ago to a freak accident, and returns now to confront his ghosts. Kent has been commissioned to write an opera based upon Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, whose story fills his dreams, and only in Evening does he feel himself able to return to work. There he also discovers many strange things (even beyond the cheese sculptures), finds new love and new friendship, and is initiated into a fantastic secret the whole populace is hiding in a cavern beneath the town. In some ways reminiscent of the Newford stories of Charles de Lint, this is an ambitious fantasy by an important new talent from the Pacific Northwest. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Edward Gibbon: History Books, Essays & Autobiographical Writings

By Edward Gibbon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 9788075835673
  • Pages : 4805
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 680
  • File Pdf: edward-gibbon.pdf

Book Summary:

This unique collection of Edward Gibbon's history books, essays & autobiographical writings has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. He is best known for his book, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, unusual at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first modern historian of ancient Rome. Table of Contents: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Memoirs of My Life and Writings Private Letters of Edward Gibbon Gibbon - Biography by J. C. Morison

The Collected Works of Edward Gibbon

By Edward Gibbon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 9788026850335
  • Pages : 1040
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 121
  • File Pdf: the-collected-works-of-edward-gibbon.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Works of Edward Gibbon” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. He is best known for his book, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The work covers the history of the Roman Empire, Europe, and the Catholic Church from 98 to 1590 and discusses the decline of the Roman Empire in the East and West. Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sources, unusual at the time, its methodology became a model for later historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first modern historian of ancient Rome. Table of Contents: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Memoirs of My Life and Writings Private Letters of Edward Gibbon Gibbon - Biography by J. C. Morison