A Night to Remember: The Classic Bestselling Account of the Sinking of the Titanic

By Walter Lord

'There is not any risk that colossal will sink. The boat is unsinkable and not anything yet inconvenience should be suffered by means of the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White celebrity Line Vice-President

On April fifteenth, 1912, Titanic, the world's biggest passenger send, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming greater than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's vintage bestselling background of the voyage, the damage and the aftermath is a tour de force of special research and the upstairs/downstairs divide. A evening to recollect provides a vibrant, gripping and deeply own account of the 'unsinkable' Titanic's descent.

WITH a brand new FOREWORD by way of JULIAN FELLOWES

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives: A Guide to Historic Tudor Sites

By Peter Bramley

A particular guidebook to 150 surviving old websites linked to Henry VIII, his other halves, and his mistresses—battlefields, castles, monasteries, and churches

In his hunt for a male inheritor Henry VIII broke with Rome, instigated the Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and bought six better halves successively. of those, have been carried out, a chilling first in English background. From those tumultuous occasions a stunning variety of old websites associated with the Tudors live on, obtainable now via this fantastically illustrated ebook. The guidebook is prepared by way of zone and covers England and a bit of Europe. With instructions to every website, in addition to complete information of the Tudor occasions and personalities associated with them, this guidebook will entice all who locate traveling an ancient website brings existence and colour to the learn of history.

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Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Hugh Bowden

Alexander the good grew to become king of Macedon in 336 BC, whilst he used to be in basic terms two decades previous, and died on the age of 32, twelve years later. in the course of his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the most important empire that had ever existed, best his military from Greece to Pakistan, and from the Libyan desolate tract to the steppes of relevant Asia. His meteoric occupation, as chief of an alliance of Greek towns, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Persia, had a profound influence at the international he moved via. Even in his lifetime his achievements grew to become mythical and within the centuries that following his tale was once advised and retold all through Europe and the East. Greek turned the language of strength within the jap Mediterranean and lots more and plenty of the close to East, as robust Macedonian dynasts carved up Alexander's empire into kingdoms in their personal, underlaying the flourishing Hellenistic civilization that emerged after his loss of life.

But what will we fairly learn about Alexander? during this Very brief Introduction, Hugh Bowden is going at the back of the standard old debts of Alexander's lifestyles and occupation. in its place, he makes a speciality of the facts from Alexander's personal time -- letters from officers in Afghanistan, Babylonian diaries, files from Egyptian temples -- to aim and know how Alexander looked as if it would those that encountered him. In doing so he additionally demonstrates the profound impact the legends of his lifestyles have had on our ancient figuring out and the talk they proceed to generate worldwide.

ABOUT THE sequence: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford collage Press comprises countless numbers of titles in nearly each topic region. those pocket-sized books are the appropriate method to get forward in a brand new topic speedy. Our professional authors mix proof, research, point of view, new rules, and exuberance to make attention-grabbing and hard themes hugely readable.

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American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series)

By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

Track the proof with Jack and Annie!
 
whilst Jack and Annie received again from their event in Magic Tree condominium #22: innovative conflict on Wednesday, they had plenty of questions. What used to be it prefer to stay in colonial instances? Why did the stamp Act make the colonists so offended? Who have been the Minutemen? What occurred on the Boston Tea social gathering? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie song the evidence. jam-packed with up to date info, images, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree condominium truth Trackers are the correct manner for children to determine extra concerning the themes they found of their favourite Magic Tree residence adventures. And lecturers can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree condo fiction partners to fulfill universal middle textual content pairing needs.

Have extra enjoyable with Jack and Annie at the Magic Tree residence web site at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill

By Michael P. Winship

Puritans didn't discover a existence loose from tyranny within the New World-they created it there. Massachusetts emerged a republic as they hammered out a imaginative and prescient of renowned participation and restricted executive in church and kingdom, spurred by means of Plymouth Pilgrims. Godly Republicanism underscores how pathbreaking but rooted in puritanism's heritage the undertaking was.

Michael Winship takes us first to England, the place he uncovers the roots of the puritans' republican beliefs within the aspirations and struggles of Elizabethan Presbyterians. confronted with the dual tyrannies of Catholicism and the crown, Presbyterians became to the traditional New testomony church buildings for suggestions. What they found there-whether it existed or not-was a republican constitution that urged larger versions for governing than monarchy.

The puritans took their beliefs to Massachusetts, yet they didn't forge their godly republic on my own. during this publication, for the 1st time, the separatists' contentious, inventive interplay with the puritans is given its due. Winship appears to be like on the emergence of separatism and puritanism from shared origins in Elizabethan England, considers their break up, and narrates the tale in their reunion in Massachusetts. Out of the stumble upon among the separatist Plymouth Pilgrims and the puritans of Massachusetts Bay arose Massachusetts Congregationalism.

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All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours

By Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

Entertaining, unforeseen, and whole of attraction, the follow-up to Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite offers a miscellany of attractive tales, detailing the exciting customs, traditions, and to blame pleasures pursued through the ages.
 
All the Time within the World takes its cue from an iconic section of medieval lifestyles, the publication of hours, which prescribed yes readings and contemplations for yes elements of the day all year long. Divided into greater than seventy-five entries, All the Time within the World is brimming with witty bons mots, attention-grabbing etymologies, and arresting anecdotes encompassing an array of cultures and eras. topics coated comprise the daylong rite of laying a royal Elizabethan tablecloth; the radicalization of sartorial stylish in Eighteen Nineties Paris; Nostradamus's trust within the aphrodisiac strength of jam; the sensuous perform of sniffing incense in fifteenth-century Japan; the yank fascination with flaming truffles; the short-lived inventive self-discipline of “lumia,” or visible track; the evolution of espresso from a non secular ritual to a forbidden appreciate the center East; Henriette d'Angeville's fearless and wine-fueled ascent of Mont Blanc; the flowery treasure hunts concocted by way of London's vibrant younger issues; and the musical revolution often called bebop. An antidote to the modern cult of “getting issues done,” All the Time within the World revives forgotten treasures of the previous whereas inspiring a fondness for strong dwelling within the present.

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Engineers for Change: Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America (Engineering Studies)

In the past due Nineteen Sixties an eclectic crew of engineers joined the antiwar and civil rights activists of the time in agitating for switch. The engineers have been battling to remake their career, demanding their fellow engineers to embody a extra humane imaginative and prescient of expertise. In Engineers for Change, Matthew Wisnioski deals an account of this clash inside of engineering, linking it to deep-seated assumptions approximately expertise and American lifestyles. The postwar interval in the United States observed a near-utopian trust in technology's beneficence. starting within the mid-1960s, even though, society--influenced through the antitechnology writings of such thinkers as Jacques Ellul and Lewis Mumford--began to view know-how in a extra destructive mild. Engineers themselves have been noticeable as conformist association males propping up the military-industrial complicated. A dissident minority of engineers provided reviews in their career that appropriated innovations from technology's critics. those dissidents have been criticized in flip by means of conservatives who seemed them as countercultural Luddites. And but, as Wisnioski indicates, the novel minority spurred the pro elite to advertise a brand new realizing of expertise as a quickly accelerating strength that our associations are ill-equipped to address. The detrimental results of expertise spring from its very nature--and now not from engineering's disasters. "Sociotechnologists" have been recruited to assist society comply with its know-how. Wisnioski argues that during responding to the demanding situations posed via critics inside of their occupation, engineers within the Nineteen Sixties contributed to shaping our dominant modern knowing of technological swap because the driving force of history.

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Love Falls: A Novel

By Esther Freud

From the writer of Hideous Kinky comes an enthralling, spectacular, and completely impossible to resist story of adolescent love and self-discovery.

When seventeen-year-old Lara accepts her father's invitation to accom­pany him to a Tuscan villa for the summer time, she's either overjoyed and apprehensive for the unique vacation. To her pride, she quickly discovers that the villa's closest associates are the glamorous Willoughbys, the teenaged brood of a British millionaire. stuck up of their torrential thirst for amusement—and snared by way of Kip Willoughby's darkish, flirtatious eyes—Lara units off on a summer season adven­ture jam-packed with threat, old flame, and untold consequen­ces that would irrevocably switch her life.

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The French Revolution, 1789-1799

This publication offers a succinct but updated and not easy method of the French Revolution of 1789-1799 and its effects. Peter McPhee presents an available and trustworthy review and one that intentionally introduces scholars to critical debates between historians.
The e-book has major goals. One target is to contemplate the origins and nature of the Revolution of 1789-99. Why was once there a Revolution in France in 1789? Why did the Revolution stick with its specific path after 1789? whilst was once it 'over'? A moment objective is to envision the importance of the innovative interval in accelerating the decay of Ancien Regime society. How 'revolutionary' was once the Revolution? used to be France essentially replaced due to it?
Of specific curiosity to scholars often is the emphasis positioned by way of the writer at the repercussions of the Revolution at the practives of way of life: the lived adventure of the Revolution. The author's contemporary paintings at the environmental influence of the Revolution is usually integrated to supply a full of life, glossy, and rounded photo of France in this serious section within the improvement of contemporary Europe.

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