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A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no less common, but that it emerged in complex ways and was understood differently in response to prevailing cultural and medical forces. The book explores a host of medical, cultural and social factors that raise important questions about historical and current perceptions of gender and mental illness.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 230 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization and the wider rise of neoliberal politics. Appreciation of history and politics is vital to understanding the psychological concerns over these self-harming behaviours.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any attempt to explore the question of how damaged tissue and bone might be treated medically or surgically. In the wake of new work on disability and the emotions in the medieval period, this study documents how acquired disfigurement is recorded across different geographical and chronological contexts in the period.

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 383 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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Dance Between Flames: Berlin Between the Wars

by Anton Gill

'A lively chronicle' The IndependentFrom the end of World War One, to the start of World War Two, Berlin was centre of both artistic excellence and moral decadence.It was the heyday of this great city. Between November 1919 and September 1939, many of this century's most sensational events in politics, the arts, theatre, cinema and night life took place in Berlin, where vulgarity and greatness lived side by side. High culture, epitomized in the works of Brecht, Max Reinhardt and Erwin Piscator, was matched by the city's glamorously decadent night-life. Part-politicized and part-criminal clubs thrived, the cabaret of political life sharing the same colour and exoticism as the city's underworld elements. Anton Gill expertly describes both the political and cultural history of Berlin through those historic years. He sketches the characters of scientists, actors and actresses, composers, conductors, painters and businessmen in an era which is arguably the nearest thing to a Renaissance revival the 20th century has seen. Combining outstanding erudition with a compelling narrative, ‘A Dance Between Flames’ offers a consistently fascinating overview of a key period in Germany’s troubled history. ‘A permanently useful handbook...can be dipped into for facts or impressions about all aspects of this dynamo of a town during its most influential decades’ – Independent>/b>‘Immensely informative and readable...Gill fills in the political history of Berlin between the wars with brilliantly evocative passages describing the cultural scene in theatre, opera, cinema, architecture, cafés and clubs’ – Stephen Spender in The TimesAnton Gill has been a freelance writer since 1984, specialising in European contemporary history but latterly branching out into historical fiction. He is the winner of the H H Wingate Award for non-fiction for his study of survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, ‘The Journey Back From Hell’.

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 304 pages
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Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Hans Vermeulen

This open access book collects ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization.Inside, readers will find the work of international experts that cuts across national and disciplinary lines. This cross-cultural, comparative approach fully captures the complexity of this highly fractured, yet interconnected, region.Coverage explores the role of population exchanges in the process of nation-building and irredentist policies in interwar Bulgaria, the story of Thracian refugees and their organizations in Bulgaria, the changing waves of migration from the Balkans to Turkey, Albanian immigrants in Greece, and the diminished importance of ethnic migration after the 1990s. In addition, the collection looks at such under-researched aspects of migration as memory, gender, and religion.The field of migration studies in the Southern Balkans is still fragmented along national and disciplinary lines. Moreover, the study of forced and voluntary migrations is often separate with few interconnections. The essays collected in this book bring these different traditions together. This complete portrait will help readers gain deep insight and better understanding into the diverse migration flows and intercultural exchanges that have occurred in the Southern Balkans in the last two centuries.

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Architecture
Size: 211 pages
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Stalingrad Battle of the Century: An English Translation

by Vasily Chuikov

Vasily Chuikov offers an authoritative history of the Battle of Stalingrad. After all, he was there. Chuikov's account of the battle was first published in 1962. That book was translated into English and published in the 1965 book, The Battle for Stalingrad. This book, Stalingrad: Battle of the Century, is a translation of Chuikov's 1975 edition, a very different work.There is no doubt that Stalingrad was a turning point in World War II. It was, perhaps, a turning point in human history. Adolf Hitler's psychopathic obsession with conquering the stronghold on the Volga made this an event of more than military significance. Chuikov himself wrote that Stalingrad was 'an objective at which all strategic, tactical, political and aspirational goals coalesced.' Indeed. It was the beginning of the end for the Third Reich. It bolstered the stumbling Soviet Union. We live with the consequences of both. The propaganda you will find in this book is quaint and amusing. You can ignore it. Do not ignore the analysis of a preeminent battlefield commander. Chuikov, perhaps, said more than he intended. This book speaks to the nature of war in great detail. It also has something to say about the human condition.

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Russia
Size: 411 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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John Wycliffe: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.81 mb
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Sarajevo: The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand

by Michael Moorcroft

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 139 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Anglo-Saxons: A Captivating Guide to the People Who Inhabited Great Britain from the Early Middle Ages to the Norman Conquest of England

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Anglo-Saxons, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!There was a time before England was united. This was a time before William the Bastard decided to prove to his contemporaries that his bastard moniker would be erased with a swift conquest of the biggest island northwest of Europe. A time before the Battle of Hastings and the year 1066. A time when many petty kingdoms ruled, conquered, and were liberated, time and time again, by a specific people group. A people group that is, in fact, a blend of many and that authors of later dates would collectively call the Anglo-Saxons.With this book, we want to let our readers know how vibrant and lively (as well as deadly) life in Britain was during the perhaps wrongly-titled “Dark Ages.” With the end of the Roman Empire, the local Britons were left to their devices, and it would be several people groups from a peninsula in Central Europe that would come to dominate the island, making sure their presence was known through a series of kingdoms, battles, clashes, victories, and defeats. But the Anglo-Saxons have a lot more to offer us history buffs. We can learn about their day-to-day life: how they dressed, what they ate and drank, how they waged war or had fun, how they buried their dead, and how they worshiped their gods. We can also learn about their art, their amazing metal and clay pieces, stunning bits of tapestries, and dozens of well-illuminated manuscripts. And if we lack any information on what they thought of the world around them, we can be happy that they were willing to tell us that themselves, all through hundreds of written texts of both religious and secular nature. The Anglo-Saxons were, indeed, an odd group of people to take control of Britain. But they didn’t do it all at once, and just like any other people in history, they had a period of adjustment, growth, reconstruction, and eventual rise to prominence. In Anglo-Saxons: A Captivating Guide to the People Who Inhabited Great Britain from the Early Middle Ages to the Norman Conquest of England, you will discover topics such asAnglo-Saxons ArriveEarly Anglo-Saxons: Origins and Pre-Settlement HistoryThe Culture of Anglo-Saxons: Religion, Customs, Social Hierarchy, Early ChristianityEveryday Life of Anglo-Saxon England: Jobs and Division of Labor, Food and Drink, Clothes, Architecture, Travel, Wars, Gender and Age Norms, Art, Written WorksAnglo-Saxon KingdomsAnglo-Saxon LegacyAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the history of the Anglo-Saxons, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 119 pages
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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A Short History of France

by Mary Platt Parmele

From the times of the Gauls and Romans to the fall of Napoleon and beyond, Mary Platt Parmele’s A Short History of France is a fascinating chronicle of the events and forces that forged the nation.

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 172 pages
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Pelion. The magical mountain: Culture Hikes in Continental Greece

by Denis Roubien

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 8.20 mb
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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In Napoleon's Shadow: The Memoirs of Louis-Joseph Marchand, Valet and Friend of the Emperor 1811–1821

by Louis-Joseph Marchand

‘In 1811, twelve young men were chosen among the families in the Emperor’s personal service to serve as ushers in his apartments. My mother, attached to the household of the King of Rome as first nurse to the prince, requested this favour for me from the grand chamberlain, the Count de Montesquiou, and it was granted.’Louis-Joseph Marchand’s intimate memoir of his time as Napoleon’s valet is the last of the significant Napoleonic manuscripts to be translated into English and a unique and precious insight into the last days of Napoleon’s Imperial project.Serving alongside the Emperor from the apex of his reign and through his eventual demise, Marchand depicts, in remarkable detail, the Russian campaign, the campaigns of Germany and France, Napoleon’s exile to Elba and subsequent escape, his defeat at Waterloo.Friend and confidante to the leader, Marchand was beside him at the Tuileries during the Hundred Days, and he was present to hear Napoleon’s last words, ‘France… my son… the army…’ on the island of St Helena.This sincere and authentic testimony from a man with ‘nothing to hide, nothing to apologise for’ is both a meticulous historical record and a fresh personal perspective on Napoleon.‘In this work’, Tulard remarks in his preface, ‘the Emperor speaks freely. Listen…..Marchand presents the somewhat familiar history of the Emperor's decline as completely new territory through conversations, fond stories and personal encounters'.'Marchand's memoirs, republished in English for the first time in two decades, represent a truly irreplaceable contribution to Napoleonic scholarship. Beyond the Emperor as commander and conqueror, Marchand, from his privileged vantage point, illuminates Napoleon the man in rich and absorbing detail.' - John H Gill

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 832 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Mazarin

by Arthur Hassall

It seems inevitable that Mazarin will always suffer by comparison with Richelieu. The latter, who has been described as the greatest political genius which France has ever produced, appeals to the imagination by the firmness and the success of his policy. The ability with which he managed the foreign affairs of France, and his creation of an administrative system which continued to the Kevolution, place Richelieu in the foremost rank of French statesmen. And yet his successor, though less illustrious, equally deserves to stand among those who have contributed most to the greatness of France. What MM. Hanotaux and d’Avenel have done for Richelieu’s memory has been done for Mazarin by M. Chéruel. Hehas made it impossible for us to regard Mazarin as a mere Italian adventurer, or to agree with Michelet that “ he was an unprincipled actor, libertine, and gambler, who subordinated every question of State policy to the meanest regard for his personal interests ; a miser whose glaring avarice was without a single redeeming quality.” It must be remembered that Richelieu advised the choice of Mazarin as his successor, that during the last year of Richelieu’s life Mazarin shared that statesman’s secrets, and that on the latter’s death Mazarin was at once admitted to the Council of State. In M. Chéruel’s opinion, and in that of all competent historians, Richelieu’s choice was fully justified. Unlike Richelieu, Mazarin had an Italian’s love of intrigue and diplomacy and, was always confident of his ability to bend his opponetns to his will.The history of Mazarin from 1643 to 1661 is not only the history of France, but also the history of Europe. The difficulty, therefore, of writing an adequate biography of him is at once apparent. M. Chéruel’s two great works which deal with the period comprise no less than seven volumes, which contain ample materials for forming an estimate of Mazarin’s character and work. In that historian’s opinion Mazarin was an indefatigable and patriotic minister whose fame principally rests upon his success in making France illustrious by her victories and diplomatic triumphs, and in leaving her on his death the leading power in Europe.

Genre: History, Europe, World, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
Size: 152 pages
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Santorini. In search of the authentic: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour? This is the book for you!This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of photos, a hiking tour in one of the most famous and yet not really discovered islands of Greece. Internationally known for its exceptional landscape, an outcome of its volcano, Santorini also boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, often eclipsed by the famous caldera and the sunset at Oia and remaining unknown to the wide public. This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it. Among other things, it presents some of the best preserved fortified medieval settlements of the Aegean, churches with an inexplicable exotic decoration, picturesque chapels, dwellings dug in the volcanic soil in remote villages remaining unspoilt by tourism and one of the best preserved prehistoric cities in the world, known as the Greek Pompeii.

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 135 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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History of Europe: A Captivating Guide to European History, Classical Antiquity, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 499 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Knights Templar: On the Trail of the Treasure

by Conrad Bauer

The Knights Templar treasure is one the World’s most enduring mysteries. Is it a myth or a reality? Where could it possibly be hidden?Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! The Knights Templar existed officially for less than 200 years. Founded to protect pilgrims who were traveling through the Holy Lands, their rise to power was sudden. They became some of the most feared warriors in the region, they had a mandate from God, they controlled perhaps the world’s first real banking system, and they waged war against anyone who tried to wrestle Christianity’s holiest grounds from the control of the Catholic Church. Within their short lifespan, they quickly became one of the most powerful societies in Europe, if not the world. Full of incredible turns of events including secrets, deceits, lies and betrayals, the history of the Knights Templar from their triumphant conquests to their abrupt fall still fascinates. But nothing comes close to the stories surrounding the mysterious hidden treasures the Knights Templar have accumulated during their short existence and the relics they protected. This book is a guide to the Knights Templar’s and possible locations of their mysterious treasure. Questions answered include:•How the Templars built up their wealth and what influence it has even on banking systems of today?•Is the treasure real and what could’ve happened to it?•What are the possible locations of the treasure today?If you want to know even more after reading this book – we'll help you find the resources to search out your own answers, via the reference section at the book's end. Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right of this page and start reading now!Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App.

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 110 pages
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The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy: The Case of 'G' (Genders and Sexualities in History)

by Gabriella Romano

This open access book investigates the pathologisation of homosexuality during the fascist regime in Italy through an analysis of the case of G., a man with "homosexual tendencies" interned in the Collegno mental health hospital in 1928. No systematic study exists on the possibility that Fascism used internment in an asylum as a tool of repression for LGBT people, as an alternative to confinement on an island, prison or home arrests. This research offers evidence that in some cases it did.The book highlights how the dictatorship operated in a low-key, shadowy and undetectable manner, bending pre-existing legislation. Its brutality was - and still is - difficult to prove. It also emphasises the ways in which existing stereotypes on homosexuality were reinforced by the regime propaganda in support of its so-called moralising campaign and how families, the police and the medical professionals joined forces in implementing this form of repression.

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 110 pages
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Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Elizabeth T. Hurren

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman’s rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a physical enigma. Criminals had large bull-necks, strong willpowers, and hearty survival instincts. Extreme hypothermia often disguised coma in a prisoner hanged in the winter cold. The youngest and fittest were capable of reviving on the dissection table. Many died under the lancet. Capital legislation disguised a complex medical choreography that surgeons staged. They broke the Hippocratic Oath by executing the Dangerous Dead across England from 1752 until 1832. This book is open access under a CC-BY license. 

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 326 pages
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The Paranormal Articles (Mike Covell Investigates Book 9)

by Mike Covell

This book brings together years of Mike Covell's writing, featuring ghost stories and hauntings, ghostly myths, ufology, cryptozoology, dark history and more.Includes insights into the research and writing phase, and how Mike picks and chooses his stories that have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and blogs.

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 398 pages
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Entangled Entertainers: Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (Austrian and Habsburg Studies Book 24)

by Klaus Hödl

Viennese popular culture at the turn of the twentieth century was the product of the city’s Jewish and non-Jewish residents alike. While these two communities interacted in a variety of ways to their mutual benefit, Jewish culture was also inevitably shaped by the city’s persistent bouts of antisemitism. This fascinating study explores how Jewish artists, performers, and impresarios reacted to prejudice, showing how they articulated identity through performative engagement rather than anchoring it in origin and descent. In this way, they attempted to transcend a racialized identity even as they indelibly inscribed their Jewish existence into the cultural history of the era.

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 230 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The Space Race: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 4.45 mb
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

History of Russia: A Captivating Guide to Russian History, Ivan the Terrible, The Russian Revolution and Cambridge Five

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Russia, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Four captivating manuscripts in one book:Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and MoreIvan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian HistoryThe Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the BolsheviksThe Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War IIRussia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is the world’s largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes towards Russia. This new captivating history book serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking prince Rurik in 862 AD until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991. Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:The Foundation of RusThe Christianization of RusThe Fragmentation and Subjugation of RusThe Rise of MuscovyOverthrowing the Tatar yokeGathering the Russian LandsThe Birth of a DynastyThe Road to ReformImperial MajestyEnlightened DespotismReform and ReactionWar and RevolutionTerror and UpheavalThe Great Patriotic WarCold WarReform and CollapseAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:Russia Before the First TsarA Lineage of HeroesThe Birth of an EmperorAssassinationBecoming TerribleThe Coronation of the First TsarAn Ambitious Young RulerBooks and CathedralsDeath in the FamilyBetrayalRevengeThe Failure of the OprichnikiTwo KillingsThe Legacy of Ivan “The Terrible”And much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include:Twilight of the TsarsThe Midnight TrainDual PowerReturn from exileThe July DaysThe abortive coupTen Days that Shook the WorldPeace, Land, and BreadDefending the RevolutionSome of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:The Undeniable Attraction of MarxismStudents of PrestigeAnthony Blunt: Teacher, Lover, RecruiterBurgess: A Mole Within the BBCMaclean and the Spanish Civil WarWorld War II: Espionage Between AlliesEnigma, Bombe, and ColossusEspionage and the Battle of KurskProject VenonaAllied Insurgents in AlbaniaThe Downfall of the Cambridge FiveAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the history of Russia, click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 326 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

Napoleon vs the Old and New World Orders: How the Rothschilds Conquered Britain & France

by M King

We all know, at least vaguely, the story about Napoleon Bonaparte. You know -- the one about the self-professed son of a republican revolution against monarchy, who then installed himself as a monarch. Napoleon was, we are told, an egomaniacal tyrant with "short man's inferiority complex" who tried to enslave the European continent. Led by the brave British, a coalition of “The Good Guys" banded together to thwart the ambitions of the great “usurper” and trouble-maker of Europe.

There is just one problem with this official narrative of the giant historical figure of the 1800’s. To put it gently – it’s a damn lie. (surprise – surprise).

Now, one can easily understand the reason for the propagation of lies and slanders aimed at Napoleon being perpetuated by the entrenched monarchies of Europe at the time. Quite simply, Napoleon’s philosophical vision of good governance (which we will explore later on) posed a direct threat to their ‘Old World Order’ of running things.

Oddly enough, long after the old monarchies have either gone extinct or been neutered, the name of Napoleon Bonaparte still carries a negative, though diminished, stink to it. This seems very strange – that is until we realize that the forces behind the ‘New World Order’, which were already in operation at the time, had just as much reason to oppose Napoleon as the old Royal Houses of Europe, such as the International Bourbon Family, did.

You see, Napoleon, like the early Illuminati / Jacobin Reds may have opposed the Vatican-affiliated French Monarchy, but unlike the controlled agents of the Rothschild New World Order gang, Napoleon was not an anti-Church atheistic Jacobin per-Communist by any means – not even close! Indeed, had Napoleon been able to withstand the numerous coalitions arrayed against him, both the ‘Old World Order’ and the “New World Order’ would have been put “out of business” a long time ago.

And that is why this illustrated historical summary is titled: ‘Napoleon vs the Old and New World Orders’. Enjoy the show.

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 111 pages
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The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine

by Patricia L Hughes

Two young girls pledge undying love, marry each other secretly and promise to live together when they reach the age of twenty-one - but nothing works out as planned. This tale of Georgian England is from real diaries and letters revealing two women whose circumstances changed beyond belief. If you're looking for the sedate world of Jane Austen you won't find it here. This is the wild world of nineteenth century northern England made famous by the Bronte sisters who lived nearby, and based their characters on these real people. Eliza Raine was almost certainly the model for Mrs Rochester in Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre', while Anne Lister was depicted as 'Shirley' by Anne Bronte. Anne Lister was born in 1791 and started life as the eldest daughter of a poor branch of a landed family. Her diaries from 1806 to 1840 reveal her travels through Europe, her daily life, how she recognised her lesbianism and her many love affairs. In this book she uses secret code to record her first love affair with Eliza Raine, the beautiful, rich half-caste daughter of an East India Company surgeon and his native wife.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 189 pages
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Tinos. The last jewel in the crown of Venice: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour? This is the book for you!This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of photos and maps, a hiking tour in one of the culturally richest and yet one of the most misunderstood islands of Greece.A unique islandLast possession of Venice in the Aegean and thus last bastion of the Western World in the Eastern Mediterranean, Tinos boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, set in an exceptional landscape.The fact that the church of the Virgin Mary in its port became the main pilgrimage of Greece resulted in the treasures of the hinterland remaining unknown to the wide public.This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it.A cultural gemAmong other things, it presents medieval settlements, monumental churches, picturesque chapels, artistic dovecotes and the island's marble craftsmanship, inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 129 pages
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Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Floris Tomasini

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible to hurt the dead, it is possible to harm the wishes, beliefs and memories of persons that once lived. In this way, this book highlights the vulnerability of the dead, and makes connections to a historical oeuvre, to add critical value to similar concepts in history that are overlooked by most philosophers. There is a long historical view of case studies that illustrate the conceptual character of posthumous punishment; that is, dissection and gibbetting of the criminal corpse after the Murder Act (1752), and those shot at dawn during the First World War. A long historical view is also taken of posthumous harm; that is, body-snatching in the late Georgian period, and organ-snatching at Alder Hey in the 1990s.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Death & Grief, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 103 pages
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ILONA - Wolf Queen: The Civilis Saga - Part 2

by Peter Baggott

Two warnings to return home, drive Artorius Civilis northward. Torn between duty and family he must resolve the Legate-less 2nd Augusta before he can return to Rome. Lost in a snowstorm it leads him to a chance meeting and an unknown prophesy he must fulfil. The purge of Sejanus’ supporters continues and with only the Civilis family left to identify him, Victus Claudian must eradicate them all. An informant, an ambush, a final meeting in a snowy forest, Artorius is the first step, but in Genua, Naomi hides a growing secret. Abandoned with only his spatha, Artorius faces a life or death scenario as wolves smell his blood. A two-legged wolf becomes his saviour, changing his life forever. Marcus and Tia’s love flourishes as they raise the family estate from slaves to a village. With the New Year, the annual plague crawls like a snake from the poisonous Tiberis exacting death on all it touches. Out of duty and honour, Artorius’ friends seek the truth of his final days. A last resort leads to a small hut where a seer and her daughter, the Wolf Queen, live, therein lay the answers and many new questions. Power and greed will lead one to betray Artorius’ family, but another will offer her life in that betrayal, to win what she seeks.Two sons, born of two families, from two worlds on a collision course, where survival is paramount. Lainth the Etruscan goddess of death picks her subjects.

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, European, Italian
Size: 350 pages
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Celtic Dragon: When Ireland Had Kings, Book 1

by Jalanne Barnes

Due to the graphic nature of this book, it is recommended that readers be at least 18 years of age.Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair's mother was the great-granddaughter of Brian Bóru and that legacy meant everything to him. He was taught to respect and admire everything Bóru stood for. By the time he was eighteen, he was happy to be still alive, having witnessed some of the tremendous violence that followed the death of Brian Bóru.He spent fifty years forcing Ireland to change and evolve. His innovative ideas brought Ireland into European awareness. He came closer to establishing an Irish monarchy than any other man. He rose to power at a time when Ireland had no strong champion to step forward and defend her. When Ua Conchobair (O'Connor) did so, all of Ireland threw themselves behind his cause."Celtic Dragon" is the story of Ireland from 1014-1116. A second book, "Celtic Warrior", covers the events of 1116-1224. It will be published by late-2018.While attending University, Dr. Ruth-Anne Harris of Irish Studies, became Jalanne's mentor. They agreed that Ms. Barnes would write a fictionalized account of Ireland before the coming of the English. Ms. Barnes studied History, Irish Studies and Women Studies and Creative Writing.

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 393 pages
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I Only Wanted to Live: The Struggle of a Boy to Survive the Holocaust

by Arie Tamir

A broad picture of the Holocaust from the point of view of a childFor six years he undergoes all the levels of hell that the Holocaust brought upon the Jewish people.This book describes a human drama that involves decision-making in impossibly cruel circumstances, lot of resourcefulness and the struggle to survive.The drama takes place during the Holocaust from the point of view of a child nicknamed Leosh. At age 7, the boy is swept into the whirlwind of the Holocaust. For six years, he endures all the horrors that the Holocaust brings upon the Jewish people. Due to a lot of luck, resourcefulness, and with the help of good people, including Germans, Leosz survives until the end of the war and on May 5th he is liberated by the American army.In the Krakow Ghetto Leosh is saved from three mass deportations to the death camps, he escapes from the ghetto, survives for several months pretending to be a Polish street boy. Leosh miraculously unites with his father and they become slave laborers in Gozen 2 camp in Austria. In this camp torture, starvation, beatings and murder were a way of life. Leosz's father perishes in this hell.On May 5th, Leosz is freed by the American army, recovers quickly, returns to life, and enjoys his freedom with all his heart, mind and soul. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
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Trotsky in 1917: The most complete English-language collection of Leon Trotsky's writings from the year of the Russian revolution

by Leon Trotsky

Trotsky in 1917 is a collection of new translations, many translated for the first time, of Leon Trotskys writings from 1917, the year of the Russian revolution. Trotsky, together with Lenin was a leading figure in the revolution, chairing the Petrograd Soviet and playing a central role in the October revolution.These articles, essays, speeches and resolutions give a keen insight and feel for the revolution and one of its leading figures. This collection is an essential reference for any who want to understand the 1917 Russian revolution.This book has been brought together and translated by Pete Dickenson, who previously translated Trotskys writings on world war one, and is the author of several books, most recently Planning for the Planet.This collection is introduced by Niall Mulholland, editor of socialistworld.net and a member of the Committee for a Workers’ Internationals IS. Niall regularly writes about the history of the workers movement, alongside contemporary socialist analysis and campaigning.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World
Size: 467 pages
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