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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.

A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

A History of Art in Chald?a & Assyria, v. 1 By Walter Armstrong CHAPTER I. THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHALDÆO-ASSYRIAN CIVILIZATION. § 1.-Situation and Boundaries of Chaldæa and Assyria. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection.

The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth

The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth is an American history classic by George Alfred Townsend. Some very deliberate and extraordinary movements were made by a handsome and extremely well-dressed young man in the city of Washington last Friday. At about half-past eleven o'clock A. M., this person, whose name is J. Wilkes Booth, by profession an actor, and recently engaged in oil speculations, sauntered into Ford's Theater, on Tenth, between E and F streets, and exchanged greetings with the man at the box-office.

Alexandre Dumas: Nisida (Celebrated Crimes, Book 7)

Written by noted French author, Alexandre Dumas, "Nisida" is an essay belonging to his collected title "Celebrated Crimes" which features famous criminals and crimes from European history.

The Marquise de Ganges (Celebrated Crimes Series)

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical work, “The Marquise de Ganges”. It was first published as part of his eight-volume series “Celebrated Crimes” (1839–40) and tells the tale of an infamous family squabble over inheritance that resulted in brutal murder during the seventeenth century.

The Marquise de Brinvilliers (Celebrated Crimes Series)

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas’s historical work, “The Marquise de Brinvilliers”. It was first published as part of his “Celebrated Crimes” series, and tells the fascinating story of the trial and execution and Madame de Brinvilliers, one of the most famous murderers in French history.

Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who Have Been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or Other Offences

To close the scene of all his actions he Was brought from Newgate to the fatal tree; And there his life resigned, his race is run, And Tyburn ends what wickedness begun. If there be a haunted spot in London it must surely be a few square yards that lie a little west of the Marble Arch, for in the long course of some six centuries over fifty thousand felons, traitors and martyrs took there a last farewell of a world they were too bad or too good to live in.

La Constantin Celebrated Crimes
La Constantin Celebrated Crimes Sented by Sarah Gerdes

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Derues Celebrated Crimes
Derues Celebrated Crimes Sented by Rebecca

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The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

From Hollywood films to novels by Louis L'Amour and television series like Gunsmoke and Deadwood, the Wild West has exerted a powerful hold on the cultural imagination of the United States. Beginning with Theodore Roosevelt's founding of the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887, Christine Bold traces the origins and evolution of the western genre, revealing how a group of prominent eastern aristocrats-a cadre she terms "the frontier club" -created and propagated the myth of the Wild West to advance their own self-interest as well as larger systems of privilege and exclusion.

US Field Artillery of World War II (New Vanguard)

Determined to learn from the lessons of World War I where it was unprepared and heavily reliant on British and French guns, the US Army developed a whole new generation of field artillery weapons and tactics during the 1930s. Consequently, in World War II it was the clear leader in field artillery.

The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History

The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839–42. What happened? In The Gunpowder Age, Tonio Andrade offers a compelling new answer, opening a fresh perspective on a key question of world history: why did the countries of western Europe surge to global importance starting in the 1500s while China slipped behind?

Naval Engagements: Patriotism, Cultural Politics, and the Royal Navy 1793-1815

The construction of an important element in British national identity is explored in Naval Engagements, looking at the ways in which the navy - a major symbol of national community - was given meaning by a range of social groupings. The study is at once a cultural history of national identity, a social history of naval commemoration, and a political history of struggles over patriotism.

Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)

Analyzing the modernist art movement that arose in Cairo and Alexandria from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, Alex Dika Seggerman reveals how the visual arts were part of a multifaceted transnational modernism. While the work of diverse, major Egyptian artists during this era may have appeared to be secular, she argues, it reflected the subtle but essential inflection of Islam, as a faith, history, and lived experience, in the overarching development of Middle Eastern modernity.

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