1808

Author: Laurentino Gomes
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762787968
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1808 from the Author: Laurentino Gomes. Describes the flight of the Portugese Prince Regent JoÀao VI to Brazil in 1808 and the impact this had on the country during the thirteen years that the royal court remained there, with the emperor giving a sanction of free trade to Brazil, connecting itto world commerce.

Harlequin Historical November 2015 Box Set 2 Of 2

Author: Lynna Banning
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 145929209X
Size: 33.59 MB
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Harlequin Historical November 2015 Box Set 2 Of 2 from the Author: Lynna Banning. Harlequin¼ Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! This box set includes: SMOKE RIVER FAMILY (Western) by Lynna Banning For Winifred Von Dannen, being a part of her late sister's baby's life means she must face the loneliness and incredible hunger she sees in Dr. Zane Dougherty's eyes. THE DEMURE MISS MANNING (Regency) by Amanda McCabe Mary Manning is the perfect diplomat's daughter. So stealing a kiss from military hero Sebastian Barrett was most out of character, and a mistake she'll surely never make again! ENTICING BENEDICT COLE (Victorian) by Eliza Redgold Lady “Cameo” St. Clair will do anything for painting lessons. So when brooding artist Benedict Cole mistakes her for a model, it's an opportunity she just can't turn down
 Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin¼ Historical!

Jews Of Spain

Author: Jane S. Gerber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029115744
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Jews Of Spain from the Author: Jane S. Gerber. The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization which they created on Spanish soil.This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

Blundering To Glory

Author: Owen Connelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742553187
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Blundering To Glory from the Author: Owen Connelly. Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal of one of the world's great generals as a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. Distinguished historian Owen Connelly argues that Napoleon was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemy that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious as he "blundered" to glory. Beginning with a sketch of Napoleon's early life, the book progresses to his command of artillery at Toulon and the "whiff of grapeshot" in Paris that netted him control of the Army of Italy, where his incredible performance catapulted him to fame. The author vividly traces Napoleon's campaigns as a general of the French Revolution and emperor of the French, knowledgeably analyzing each battle's successes and failures. The author depicts Napoleon's "art of war" as a system of engaging the enemy, waiting for him to make a mistake, improvising a plan on the spot-and winning. Far from detracting from Bonaparte's reputation, his blunders rather made him a great general, a "natural" who depended on his intuition and ability to read battlefields and his enemy to win. Exploring this neglected aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius, Connelly at the same time offers stirring and complete accounts of all the Napoleonic campaigns.

Zafarnama

Author: Navtej Sarna
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0670085561
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Zafarnama from the Author: Navtej Sarna. Written in exquisite Persian verse, the Zafarnama or ‘Epistle of Victory’ was a defiant message composed by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, and addressed to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, following a series of fierce battles between the imperial forces and Sikh warriors. Despite the ravages of the war and the loss of his four sons and many brave fighters, the guru felt that he had won a moral victory over the emperor. With wisdom and honesty, the guru indicts the emperor for the moral and spiritual bankruptcy of his empire, as exposed by the treachery of the emperor’s commanders in battle. The 111 stirring stanzas in this timeless text form the core of the guru’s spiritual philosophy, highlighting his espousal of morality in thought and action as well as his deep understanding of the true nature of God and Creation. In this brilliant new translation, Navtej Sarna brings to life the valiant voice of Guru Gobind Singh and the power of his poetic genius in a passionate disavowal of tyranny that remains ever relevant When all has been tried, yet Justice is not in sight, It is then right to pick up the sword, It is then right to fight.

My Cocaine Museum

Author: Michael Taussig
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226790152
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My Cocaine Museum from the Author: Michael Taussig. In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la RepĂșblica, Taussig's museum is also a parody aimed at the museum's failure to acknowledge the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for almost four hundred years. Combining natural history with political history in a filmic, montage style, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell modality of a museum to engage with the inner life of heat, rain, stone, and swamp, no less than with the life of gold and cocaine. This effort to find a poetry of words becoming things is brought to a head by the explosive qualities of those sublime fetishes of evil beauty, gold and cocaine. At its core, Taussig's museum is about the lure of forbidden things, charged substances that transgress moral codes, the distinctions we use to make sense of the world, and above all the conventional way we write stories.

Barcelona

Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307764613
Size: 66.15 MB
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Barcelona from the Author: Robert Hughes. A monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain, from the bestselling author of The Fatal Shore. In these pages, Robert Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal. The result is a work filled with the attributes of Barcelona itself: proportion, humor, and seny—the Catalan word for triumphant common sense.

Brazil Imagined

Author: Darlene J. Sadlier
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292718578
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Brazil Imagined from the Author: Darlene J. Sadlier. The first comprehensive cultural history of Brazil to be written in English, Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present captures the role of the artistic imaginary in shaping Brazil's national identity. Analyzing representations of Brazil throughout the world, this ambitious survey demonstrates the ways in which life in one of the world's largest nations has been conceived and revised in visual arts, literature, film, and a variety of other media. Beginning with the first explorations of Brazil by the Portuguese, Darlene J. Sadlier incorporates extensive source material, including paintings, historiographies, letters, poetry, novels, architecture, and mass media to trace the nation's shifting sense of its own history. Topics include the oscillating themes of Edenic and cannibal encounters, Dutch representations of Brazil, regal constructs, the literary imaginary, Modernist utopias, "good neighbor" protocols, and filmmakers' revolutionary and dystopian images of Brazil. A magnificent panoramic study of race, imperialism, natural resources, and other themes in the Brazilian experience, this landmark work is a boon to the field.

Dom Pedro

Author: Neill Macaulay
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822306818
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Dom Pedro from the Author: Neill Macaulay. Looks at the life of Dom Pedro, the first emperor of Brazil.