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  • The real George Washington by Jay A Parry; Andrew M Allison; W Cleon Skousen; George

    By Jay A Parry; Andrew M Allison; W Cleon Skousen; George Washington; National Center for Constitutional Studies (U.S.)

    Offers a detailed examine this guy who turned the 'father of our nation' and the 1st American President. yet instead of specialize in the interpretations of historians, the booklet tells a lot of his fascinating tale in his personal phrases. pt. 1. George Washington : the guy who united the USA (a historical past of his existence) / by means of Jay A. Parry and Andrew M. Allison -- pt. 2. undying treasures from George Washington (selections from his writings) / ready by way of Andrew M. Allison, Jay A. Parry, and W. Cleon Skousen

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  • Edmund Burke: Volume II: 1784-1797 (Writings & Speeches of by F. P. Lock

    By F. P. Lock

    This can be the second one and concluding quantity of a biography of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a key determine in eighteenth-century British and Irish politics and highbrow existence. overlaying the main attention-grabbing years of his lifestyles (1784-97), its major topics are India and the French Revolution. Burke was once mostly liable for the impeachment of Warren Hastings, former Governor-General of Bengal. The long (145-day) trial of Hastings (which lasted from 1788 to 1795) is well-known as a landmark episode within the heritage of Britain's dating with India. Lock offers the 1st daily account of the whole trial, highlighting the various many disputes approximately proof in addition to the nice set speeches by way of Burke and others. In 1790, Burke released Reflections at the Revolution in France, the earliest sustained assault at the ideas of the Revolution. continually in print ever considering, the Reflections is still the main broadly learn and quoted ebook concerning the Revolution. The Reflections used to be through a chain of anti-revolutionary writings, as Burke maintained his campaign opposed to the Revolution to the tip of his lifestyles. as well as those prime topics, the biography examines many different themes in its assurance of Burke's busy and sundry existence: his parliamentary occupation; his relations, friendships, and philanthropy; and his usually tricky and obsessive character. There are greater than thirty illustrations, together with many modern caricatures that exhibit how Burke used to be perceived via a regularly opposed and uncomprehending public. arguable in his time, Burke is now considered as one of many maximum of orators within the English language, in addition to some of the most influential political philosophers within the Western culture.

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  • The Women of Windsor: Their Power, Privilege, and Passions by Catherine Whitney

    By Catherine Whitney

    Who're the ladies of Windsor? Queen Elizabeth: Born to accountability, cherished through her mom and dad, she swore as to serve her kingdom chiefly else . . . and she or he has lived as much as her promise, even if her crown has been a burden. Elizabeth, the Queen mom: Hitler used to be petrified of her, the English humans cherished her. Her sort, glowing blue eyes and pleased demeanour belied a spine of metal. Princess Margaret: attractive, gifted, vivacious, and intricate, the Diana of her day. however the promise of her early life used to be destroyed while she was once betrayed by means of her sister, now the queen, who needlessly pressured her to renounce the guy she enjoyed. Princess Anne: Hardworking, hard-headed, and hot-tempered, arguably the main clever of the queen's 4 young children and her father's favorite—yet she is ceaselessly pressured to take moment position to her older brother, Charles. Catherine Whitney takes readers in the back of the palace doorways to provide us an intimate glimpse into the non-public lives of the ladies of the British royal family—four ladies who've formed the area, every one in her personal method. Now, finally, their tales could be instructed.

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  • Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life by William Howard Adams

    By William Howard Adams

    This name is a biography of 1 of the main vibrant and least famous of the founding fathers. A plain-spoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy yet hostile slavery and championed freedom for all minorities, an enormous participant within the American Revolution, later an astute critic of the French Revolution, Gouverneur Morris continues to be an enigma one of the founding new release. This biography tells his strong tale, together with his celebrated amorous affairs in the course of his lengthy remain in Europe. Morris's public checklist is remarkable. one of many major figures of the Constitutional conference, he positioned the structure in its ultimate model, together with its starting Preamble. As Washington's first minister to Paris, he grew to become America's best consultant in France. A winning, overseas entrepreneur, he understood the dynamics of trade within the smooth global. Frankly cosmopolitan, he embraced urban existence as an inventive centre of civilization and had a principal position within the development of the Erie Canal and in laying out the city grid plan of new york. William Howard Adams describes Morris's many contributions, skills, sophistication, and wit, in addition to his romantic liaisons, unfastened conduct, and loose speech. He brings to lifestyles a desirable guy of serious stature, a founding father who gets his due finally.

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  • Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

    By W. Y. Evans-Wentz

    This existence tale of Milarepa - the real Tibetan spiritual chief who lived over 800 years in the past - is a part of a outstanding four-volume sequence on Tibetan Buddhism produced by way of the overdue W.Y. Evans-Wentz, all 4 of that are being released via Oxford in new variations. whereas there are lots of parochial adjustments one of the numerous sects of Tibetan Buddhism, every one holds the good Yogi Milarepa within the maximum reverence and esteem. For exemplified in Milarepa's existence, as we find in those pages, are the entire teachings of the nice yogis of India - together with these of Gautama the Buddha, the best yogi recognized to historical past. Amid his unique introductory and explanatory notes for this article, Evans-Wentz additionally unearths compelling similarities among the existence and considered Milarepa and people of Jesus, Gandhi, and "saints... in historic China, or India, or Babylonia, or Egypt, or Rome, or in our personal epoch." In composing this translation from the unique Tibetan, the overdue Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup, who used to be Evans-Wentz's guru for a few years, aimed to teach Western readers "one of our nice lecturers as he really lived...much of that's couched within the phrases of his personal mouth, and the remaining within the phrases of his disciple Rechung, who knew him within the flesh." For this 3rd version, Donald S. Lopez, writer of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West, has written a serious foreword that updates and contextualizes this important a part of Evans-Wentz's scholarship in the yoga culture.

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  • Guadalcanal Marine by Kerry L. Lane

    By Kerry L. Lane

    In Guadalcanal Marine, Kerry L. Lane recounts the darkish truth of strive against skilled through the lads of the first Marine department combating on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester. With 80 gripping images and his textual content, he brings to existence the struggles of his partners as they in achieving those staggering victories. Lane, a sixteen-year-old farm boy from North Carolina, battled the japanese and rose to heroism powering a bulldozer to bridge "Suicide Creek" within the swamps on Cape Gloucester. There he led his Marine comrades to victory. Lane describes the pains of the typical Marine serving within the first grueling island crusade. In brilliant prose he tells of becoming a member of the carrier sooner than the warfare and of teaching. quickly after the surprising information of Pearl Harbor, he and his relied on comrades struggle the japanese in a single of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific. within the tropics, Lane and his partners endure malaria and dysentery, suffer jungle rot and oppressive warmth, and grapple with an enemy who fights to the loss of life. through the publication, Lane bares the adventure of the typical Marine and his ancient global warfare II trip, revealing how one teen grew to become a Corps hero and eventually complete his army profession as a lieutenant colonel. Kerry L. Lane retired from the Marines and is now the landlord and operator of put up Oak Farm in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

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  • St. Patrick: The Life and World of Ireland's Saint by J.B. Bury, Thomas Charles Edwards

    By J.B. Bury, Thomas Charles Edwards

    St. Patrick may be the main commemorated saint of the fashionable age, whose banquet day is marked every year through big celebrations the world over, from Dublin to big apple and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro. even with his reputation little or no is understood of his existence, that is clouded via fantasy and uncertainty. The proof which are known--that he was once born within the overdue fourth century in Roman Britain, used to be captured by way of Irish raiders on the age of sixteen and bought into slavery, and escaped six years later to Britain the place he grew to become a clergyman and later a bishop ahead of returning to eire to proselytize--give just a obscure experience of the guy at the back of the legends. J.B. Bury’s biography, which continues to be the definitive paintings at the saint, dispels a few of the myths and paints a brilliant and exacting portrait of the realm round St. Patrick, revealing the impacts and inspirations that remodeled him from a minor 5th century missionary into the consumer saint of eire and a resource of dwelling suggestion for numerous people--the Irish above all--some 1,500 years after his dying.

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  • Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution: The by Paul W. Wilderson

    By Paul W. Wilderson

    John Wentworth, the final royal governor of latest Hampshire, is mostly agreed to were an capable, sincere, and forthright chief. Given his powerful own and enterprise ties to the colony, historians and students have lengthy questioned over why, whilst the yank Revolution got here, Wentworth broke along with his family members and local land to develop into a loyalist. Paul W. Wilderson explores this query in a fascinating and readable narrative of Wentworth's existence and occupation that demanding situations conventional assumptions approximately loyalists. most likely no governor in North the United States took extra actual curiosity or higher delight in his colony than John Wentworth. His roots have been 5 generations deep in New Hampshire soil. As governor, he was once deeply stricken by means of the turning out to be rift among the colonies and nice Britain. From 1767, while he grew to become governor, to 1775, while he left, Wentworth by no means agreed with colonial rules passed down at Whitehall and didn't view himself as a loyalist. Why then did he abandon New Hampshire in aid of British authority and imperial guidelines? to respond to that question, Wilderson analyzes the unique connection Wentworth constructed with England via his far away relative, the Marquis of Rockingham. because Wentworth had labored heavily with Rockingham, then head of the British govt, to repeal the Stamp Act, he believed compromise with the colonies was once attainable. Blinded to the truth that struggle used to be inevitable and the break up among Britain and American irreconcilable, Wilderson argues, Wentworth left New Hampshire in 1775 absolutely waiting for to come to his place of origin.

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