Publisher : Release Date :2012 ISBN 13:9781402271083 Total Pages :504 pages Rating :4.7/5 (271 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A Place Beyond Courage :
Download or Read book A Place Beyond Courage written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: After the death of the king in 12th-century England, royal servant John FitzGilbert must decide whether to join his enemies or risk losing everything. By the author of For the King's Favor. Original.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2009-08-06 ISBN 13:0748113061 Total Pages :544 pages Rating :4.4/5 (748 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A Place Beyond Courage :
Download or Read book A Place Beyond Courage written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper - and royal servant John FitzGilbert is one of them. But when the old king dies and his successor is appointed, John's position at court is weakened and his wife, the pious, pliant Aline, is hopelessly unequipped to deal with a life lived on the edge. John knows the only way to protect his lands and his children is to divorce Aline. He meets his match in new wife Sybilla, daughter of his enemy Patrick of Salisbury, as she possesses a strength and courage that equals his own. But when Sybilla's son, William, is seized by the king, John is forced to make a terrible sacrifice. Sometimes keeping your honour means breaking your word . . .
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2018-04-06 ISBN 13:0192550926 Total Pages :352 pages Rating :4.9/5 (192 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1. The Middle Ages :
Download or Read book The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1. The Middle Ages written by Karen A. Winstead and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1: The Middle Ages explores the richness and variety of life-writing from late Antiquity to the threshold of the Renaissance. During the Middle Ages, writers from Bede to Chaucer were thinking about life and experimenting with ways to translate lives, their own and others', into literature. Their subjects included career religious, saints, celebrities, visionaries, pilgrims, princes, philosophers, poets, and even a few 'ordinary people.' They relay life stories not only in chronological narratives, but also in debates, dialogues, visions, and letters. Many medieval biographers relied on the reader's trust in their authority, but some espoused standards of evidence that seem distinctly modern, drawing on reliable written sources, interviewing eyewitnesses, and cross-checking their facts wherever possible. Others still professed allegiance to evidence but nonetheless freely embellished and invented not only events and dialogue but the sources to support them. The first book devoted to life-writing in medieval England, The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1: The Middle Ages covers major life stories in Old and Middle English, Latin, and French, along with such Continental classics as the letters of Abelard and Heloise and the autobiographical Vision of Christine de Pizan. In addition to the life stories of historical figures, it treats accounts of fictional heroes, from Beowulf to King Arthur to Queen Katherine of Alexandria, which show medieval authors experimenting with, adapting, and expanding the conventions of life writing. Though Medieval life writings can be challenging to read, we encounter in them the antecedents of many of our own diverse biographical forms-tabloid lives, literary lives, brief lives, revisionist lives; lives of political figures, memoirs, fictional lives, and psychologically-oriented accounts that register the inner lives of their subjects.
Publisher :American Library Association Release Date :2009 ISBN 13:0838909671 Total Pages :782 pages Rating :4.3/5 (838 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Sequels :
Download or Read book Sequels written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2018 ISBN 13:0198707037 Total Pages :256 pages Rating :4.9/5 (198 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Oxford History of Life-writing :
Download or Read book The Oxford History of Life-writing written by Karen A. Winstead and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1: The Middle Ages' explores the richness and variety of life writing in the Middle Ages, ranging from Anglo-Latin lives of missionaries, prelates, and princes to high medieval lives of scholars and visionaries to late medieval lives of authors and laypeople.
Publisher :Sourcebooks, Inc. Release Date :2016-10-04 ISBN 13:1402296851 Total Pages :512 pages Rating :4.0/5 (42 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Autumn Throne :
Download or Read book The Autumn Throne written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Son She Loved. The Betrayal She Faced. The Legend She Became. The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control. Eleanor would need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crossed the Alps in winter to bring her son Richard his bride, ransom him from imprisonment and deal with his brother John's treachery. Her indomitable spirit would be tested to its limits as she attempted to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.
Publisher :DigiCat Release Date :2022-09-04 ISBN 13: Total Pages :393 pages Rating :4.5/5 (859 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The History of England :
Download or Read book The History of England written by T. F. Tout and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-04 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The History of England" (From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377)) by T. F. Tout. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Publisher :Texas A&M University Press Release Date :2012-08-13 ISBN 13:1603447415 Total Pages :569 pages Rating :4.0/5 (63 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt December 8, 1941 :
Download or Read book December 8, 1941 written by William H. Bartsch and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-13 with total page 569 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, “another Pearl Harbor” of even more devastating consequence for American arms occurred in the Philippines, 4,500 miles to the west. On December 8, 1941, at 12.35 p.m., 196 Japanese Navy bombers and fighters crippled the largest force of B-17 four-engine bombers outside the United States and also decimated their protective P-40 interceptors. The sudden blow allowed the Japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines, removing the only effective barrier that stood between them and their conquest of Southeast Asia. This event has been called “one of the blackest days in American military history.” How could the army commander in the Philippines—the renowned Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur—have been caught with all his planes on the ground when he had been alerted in the small hours of that morning of the Pearl Harbor attack and warned of the likelihood of a Japanese strike on his forces? In this book, author William H. Bartsch attempts to answer this and other related questions. Bartsch draws upon twenty-five years of research into American and Japanese records and interviews with many of the participants themselves, particularly survivors of the actual attack on Clark and Iba air bases. The dramatic and detailed coverage of the attack is preceded by an account of the hurried American build-up of air power in the Philippines after July, 1941, and of Japanese planning and preparations for this opening assault of its Southern Operations. Bartsch juxtaposes the experiences of staff of the U.S. War Department in Washington and its Far East Air Force bomber, fighter, and radar personnel in the Philippines, who were affected by its decisions, with those of Japan’s Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo and the 11th Air Fleet staff and pilots on Formosa, who were assigned the responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Philippines five hundred miles to the south. In order to put the December 8th attack in broader context, Bartsch details micro-level personal experiences and presents the political and strategic aspects of American and Japanese planning for a war in the Pacific. Despite the significance of this subject matter, it has never before been given full book-length treatment. This book represents the culmination of decades-long efforts of the author to fill this historical gap.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2015-03-12 ISBN 13:1448185785 Total Pages :400 pages Rating :4.4/5 (448 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt King John :
Download or Read book King John written by Marc Morris and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-03-12 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The brilliantly compelling new biography of the treacherous and tyrannical King John, published to coincide with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood — greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend? Drawing on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters, bestselling historian Marc Morris brings the real John vividly to life. We see how a youngest son with limited prospects became the ruler of the greatest dominion in Europe, but at a terrible cost. His rise to power involved treachery, rebellion and murder, and his reign witnessed oppression on an almost unprecedented scale. It climaxed in conspiracy and revolt, and his leading subjects forced him to issue Magna Carta, a document binding him and his successors to behave better in future. John's rejection of the charter led to civil war and foreign invasion, bringing his life to a disastrous close. Authoritative and dramatic, Marc Morris's King John offers a compelling portrait of an extraordinary man at a momentous turning point in the history of Britain and Europe.
Publisher : Release Date :1850 ISBN 13: Total Pages :314 pages Rating :4.D/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The History of the Consulate and the Empire of Napoleon :
Download or Read book The History of the Consulate and the Empire of Napoleon written by Adolphe Thiers and published by . This book was released on 1850 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2005-10-01 ISBN 13:1851098798 Total Pages :2454 pages Rating :4.5/5 (851 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt World War I :
Download or Read book World War I written by Spencer Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2005-10-01 with total page 2454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Alphabetically arranged entries, supplemented with maps and primary documents, provide a complete history of the First World War.
Publisher :Princeton University Press Release Date :2021-10-19 ISBN 13:069120439X Total Pages :528 pages Rating :4.9/5 (691 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A Joyfully Serious Man :
Download or Read book A Joyfully Serious Man written by Matteo Bortolini and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The brilliant but turbulent life of a public intellectual who transformed the social sciences Robert Bellah (1927–2013) was one of the most influential social scientists of the twentieth century. Trained as a sociologist, he crossed disciplinary boundaries in pursuit of a greater comprehension of religion as both a cultural phenomenon and a way to fathom the depths of the human condition. A Joyfully Serious Man is the definitive biography of this towering figure in modern intellectual life, and a revelatory portrait of a man who led an adventurous yet turbulent life. Drawing on Bellah's personal papers as well as in-depth interviews with those who knew him, Matteo Bortolini tells the story of an extraordinary scholarly career and an eventful and tempestuous life. He describes Bellah's exile from the United States during the hysteria of the McCarthy years, his crushing personal tragedies, and his experiments with sexuality. Bellah understood religion as a mysterious human institution that brings together the scattered pieces of individual and collective experiences. Bortolini shows how Bellah championed intellectual openness and innovation through his relentless opposition to any notion of secularization as a decline of religion and his ideas about the enduring tensions between individualism and community in American society. Based on nearly two decades of research, A Joyfully Serious Man is a revelatory chronicle of a leading public intellectual who was both a transformative thinker and a restless, passionate seeker.
Publisher : Release Date :1836 ISBN 13: Total Pages :894 pages Rating :4.3/5 (32 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible... Edited by William Jenks :
Download or Read book The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible... Edited by William Jenks written by and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page 894 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher : Release Date :1856 ISBN 13: Total Pages : pages Rating :4.O/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Spectator :
Download or Read book The Spectator written by and published by . This book was released on 1856 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.
Publisher : Release Date :1818 ISBN 13: Total Pages :746 pages Rating :4.9/5 (39 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt History of the Wars of the French Revolution, from the Breaking Out of the War, in 1792, to the Restoration of a General Peace in 1815 :
Download or Read book History of the Wars of the French Revolution, from the Breaking Out of the War, in 1792, to the Restoration of a General Peace in 1815 written by Edward Baines and published by . This book was released on 1818 with total page 746 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: