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The Old Die Rich
The Old Die Rich Sented by Steve Bark

The Old Die Rich is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave Sented by Sarah Gerdes

This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York.

How the Piano Came to Be
How the Piano Came to Be Sented by Emma

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Karl Ludwig Sand / Celebrated Crimes
Karl Ludwig Sand / Celebrated Crimes Sented by Sarah Gerdes

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original.

A Book of Remarkable Criminals

[W]e must be content to study in the microcosm of ordinary crime those instincts, selfish, greedy, brutal which, exploited often by bad men in the so-called cause of nations, have wrought such havoc to the happiness of mankind. It is not too much to say that in every man there dwell the seeds of crime; whether they grow or are stifled in their growth by the good that is in us is a chance mysteriously determined.

The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England (Oxford Historical Monographs)

Heresy was the most feared crime in the medieval moral universe. It was seen as a social disease capable of poisoning the body politic and shattering the unity of the church. The study of heresy in late medieval England has, to date, focused largely on the heretics. In consequence, we know very little about how this crime was defined by the churchmen who passed authoritative judgement on it.

The Illustrated Guide to Aircraft Carriers of the World: Featuring over 170 aircraft carriers with 500 identification photographs

This impressive encyclopedia is both a fascinating history of the aircraft carrier's development and a comprehensive visual directory of more than 170 of the world's aviation ships over nearly a century. With magnificent illustrations and up-to-date information, this book provides both enthusiasts and historians with key information about the world's aircraft carriers, and is essential reference for everyone interested in naval aviation.

Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920

Why in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries did middle- and upper-class southern women-black and white-advance from the private worlds of home and family into public life, eventually transforming the cultural and political landscape of their community? Using Galveston as a case study, Elizabeth Hayes Turner asks who where the women who became activists and eventually led to progressive reforms and the women sufferage movement. Turner discovers that a majority of them came from particular congregations, but class status had as much to do with reofrm as did religious motivation.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal: François Bernier, Marguerite de la Sablière, and Enlightening Conversations in Seventeenth-Century France

Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal identifies and explores the traces that exposure to India left on the cultural artifacts and mindset of France’s "Great Century" and the early Enlightenment. Focusing on the salon of Marguerite de La Sablière and its encounter with the traveler and philosopher François Bernier, this book resurrects the conversations about India inspired by Bernier’s travels and inscribed in his influential texts produced in collaboration with La Sablière’s salon. The literary works, correspondences, and philosophical texts produced by the members of this eclectic salon bear the traces of this engagement with India.

African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice

As African societies come to live more and more in cities, they do so in ways that challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development in geography, sociology, anthropology, and planning. In this groundbreaking book, Myers uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns. It argues for a re-visioning - a seeing again, and a revising - of how cities in Africa are discussed and written about in both urban studies and African studies.

Вызовы и ответы. Как гибнут цивилизации

Арнольд Тойнби (1889–1975) – английский философ, культуролог и социолог. Он создал теорию «вызова и ответа» (challenge and response) – закономерность, которая, по его мнению, определяет развитие цивилизации. Сэмюэл Хантингтон (1927–2008) – американский философ, социолог и политолог. Он утверждал, что каждая цивилизация видит себя центром мира и представляет историю человечества соответственно этому пониманию. Между цивилизациями постоянно идет противостояние и нередко возникают конфликты. Исход такой борьбы зависит от того, насколько данная цивилизация «соответствует» сложившемуся миропорядку.В данной книге собраны наиболее значительные произведения А. Тойнби и С. Хантингтона, позволяющие понять сущность их философии, сходство и расхождения во взглядах. Особое внимание уделяется русской цивилизации, ее отличиям от западной, точкам соприкосновения и конфликтам русского и западного мира. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Вызовы и ответы. Как гибнут цивилизации ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Вызовы и ответы. Как гибнут цивилизации » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

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