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Englanders and Huns

By James Hawes
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0857205307
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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A completely fresh look at the culture clash between Britain and Germany that all but destroyed Europe. Half a century before 1914, most Britons saw the Germans as poor and rather comical cousins - and most Germans looked up to the British as their natural mentors. Over the next five decades, each came to think that the other simply had to be confronted - in Europe, in Africa, in the Pacific and at last in the deadly race to cover the North Sea with dreadnoughts. But why? Why did so many Britons come to see in Germany everything that was fearful and abhorrent? Why did so many Germans come to see any German who called dobbel fohltwhile playing Das Lawn Tennisas the dupe of a global conspiracy? Packed with long-forgotten stories such as the murder of Queen Victoria's cook in Bohn, the disaster to Germany's ironclads under the White Cliffs, bizarre early colonial clashes and the precise, dark moment when Anglophobia begat modern anti-Semitism, this is the fifty-year saga of the tragic, and often tragicomic, delusions and miscalculations that led to the defining cataclysm of our times - the breaking of empires and the womb of horrors, the Great War. Richly illustrated with the words and pictures that formed our ancestors' disastrous opinions, it will forever change the telling of this fateful tale.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 744
  • File Pdf: the-war-of-the-worlds.pdf

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When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

Hitler at Home

By Despina Stratigakos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300187602
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 536
  • File Pdf: hitler-at-home.pdf

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A look at Adolf Hitler’s residences and their role in constructing and promoting the dictator’s private persona both within Germany and abroad. Adolf Hitler’s makeover from rabble-rouser to statesman coincided with a series of dramatic home renovations he undertook during the mid-1930s. This provocative book exposes the dictator’s preoccupation with his private persona, which was shaped by the aesthetic and ideological management of his domestic architecture. Hitler’s bachelor life stirred rumors, and the Nazi regime relied on the dictator’s three dwellings—the Old Chancellery in Berlin, his apartment in Munich, and the Berghof, his mountain home on the Obersalzberg—to foster the myth of the Führer as a morally upstanding and refined man. Author Despina Stratigakos also reveals the previously untold story of Hitler’s interior designer, Gerdy Troost, through newly discovered archival sources. At the height of the Third Reich, media outlets around the world showcased Hitler’s homes to audiences eager for behind-the-scenes stories. After the war, fascination with Hitler’s domestic life continued as soldiers and journalists searched his dwellings for insights into his psychology. The book’s rich illustrations, many previously unpublished, offer readers a rare glimpse into the decisions involved in the making of Hitler’s homes and into the sheer power of the propaganda that influenced how the world saw him. “Inarguably the powder-keg title of the year.”—Mitchell Owen, Architectural Digest “A fascinating read, which reminds us that in Nazi Germany the architectural and the political can never be disentangled. Like his own confected image, Hitler’s buildings cannot be divorced from their odious political hinterland.”—Roger Moorhouse, Times

Hunnic Warrior vs Late Roman Cavalryman

By Murray Dahm
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472852028
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: hunnic-warrior-vs-late-roman-cavalryman.pdf

Book Summary:

Roman and Hunnic fighting men are assessed and compared in this fully illustrated study of Attila's bid to conquer Europe in the 5th century AD. The Huns burst on to the page of western European history in the 4th century AD. Fighting mostly on horseback, the Huns employed sophisticated tactics that harnessed the formidable power of their bows; they also gained a reputation for their fighting prowess at close quarters. Facing the Huns, the Roman Army fielded a variety of cavalry types, from heavily armed and armoured clibanarii and cataphractii to horse archers and missile cavalry. Many of these troops were recruited from client peoples or cultures, including the Huns themselves. After carving out a polyglot empire in eastern and central Europe, the Huns repeatedly invaded Roman territory, besieging the city of Naissus in 443. With Constantinople itself threatened, the Romans agreed to pay a huge indemnity. In 447, Attila re-entered Roman territory, confronting the Romans at the battle of the Utus in Bulgaria. The Huns besieged Constantinople, but were unable to take the city. In 451, after Hunnic forces invaded the Western Roman Empire, an army led by the Roman general Aetius pursed the invaders, bringing the Huns to battle at the Catalaunian Plains. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and maps, this study examines the origins, fighting methods and reputation of the two sides' cavalry forces, with particular reference to the siege of Naissus, the battle of the Utus and the climactic encounter at the Catalaunian Plains.

Warfare in the Dark Ages

By Kelly DeVries
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351873679
  • Pages : 510
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: warfare-in-the-dark-ages.pdf

Book Summary:

The articles in this volume explore the way in which military developments helped to sculpt, out of very strange and diverse components, our familiar Europe. The period studied covers the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the rise of the Carolingian Empire and its eventual collapse, leaving a vacuum in the heart of Europe into which flowed new forces: the Vikings from outside and the great lords from within.

Rome and China

By Hyun Jin Kim,Samuel N.C. Lieu,Raoul McLaughlin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 131528071X
  • Pages : 134
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 924
  • File Pdf: rome-and-china.pdf

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Rome and China provides an updated history and analysis of contacts and mutual influence between two of ancient Eurasia’s most prominent imperial powers, Rome and China. It highlights the extraordinary interconnectivity of ancient Eurasia which allowed for actual contacts between Rome and China (however fleeting) and examines in detail the influences from both ends of Eurasia which had cultural and political consequences for both Rome and China. This volume will be of interest to anyone working on the Roman Empire, Inner Asia, the Silk Routes and China in the Classical and Late Antique periods.

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

By Daniel Pool
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 143914480X
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 561
  • File Pdf: what-jane-austen-ate-and-charles-dickens-knew.pdf

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A “delightful reader’s companion” (The New York Times) to the great nineteenth-century British novels of Austen, Dickens, Trollope, the Brontës, and more, this lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules and customs that governed life in Victorian England. For anyone who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, when to yell “Tally Ho!” at a fox hunt, or how one landed in “debtor’s prison,” this book serves as an indispensable historical and literary resource. Author Daniel Pool provides countless intriguing details (did you know that the “plums” in Christmas plum pudding were actually raisins?) on the Church of England, sex, Parliament, dinner parties, country house visiting, and a host of other aspects of nineteenth-century English life—both “upstairs” and “downstairs. An illuminating glossary gives at a glance the meaning and significance of terms ranging from “ague” to “wainscoting,” the specifics of the currency system, and a lively host of other details and curiosities of the day.

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

By Cho Nam-Joo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Isbn : 1487007000
  • Pages : 137
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 702
  • File Pdf: kim-jiyoung-born-1982.pdf

Book Summary:

The runaway bestseller that has sold over one million copies internationally, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is the most important book to have come out of South Korea since Han Kang’s The Vegetarian. Kim Jiyoung is the most common name for Korean women born in the 1980s. Kim Jiyoung is representative of her generation: At home, she is an unfavoured sister to her princeling little brother. In primary school, she is a girl who has to line up behind the boys at lunchtime. In high school, she is a daughter whose father blames her for being harassed late at night. In university, she is a good student who doesn’t get put forward for internships by her professor. In the office, she is an exemplary employee who is overlooked for promotion by her manager. At home, she is a wife who has given up her career to take care of her husband and her baby. Kim Jiyoung is depressed. Kim Jiyoung has started to act out. Kim Jiyoung is her own woman. Kim Jiyoung is insane. Kim Jiyoung’s husband sends her to see a psychiatrist. This is his clinical assessment of the everywoman in contemporary Korea.

Salt

By Mark Kurlansky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Isbn : 030736979X
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 526
  • File Pdf: salt.pdf

Book Summary:

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand. As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before.

Dracula Invades England

By Cristina Artenie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Universitas Press
  • Isbn : 1988963125
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 359
  • File Pdf: dracula-invades-england.pdf

Book Summary:

In the nineteenth century, Dracula’s native lands had become a neo-colony of the British Empire and the Lower Danube was controlled by the British. This book makes the case for a postcolonial reading of Dracula by offering a fresh perspective into the historical and biographical context of the genesis of the novel, as well as an analysis of the personality of the historical character chosen by Stoker for his vampire Count. It is an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the publication of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, and into the far-reaching consequences of that publication. It is, in other words, a study of what made Dracula possible and of what was made possible by Dracula.

Scotland vs England

By Ian Black
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black & White Publishing
  • Isbn : 1845028562
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 193
  • File Pdf: scotland-vs-england.pdf

Book Summary:

Vicious jokes about our dear English cousins in this year of the 300th anniversary of the Acts of Union? Heaven forfend! Anti-Scottish vitriol from said dear cousins? Lawks a mussy!This book is an anniversary celebration, especially as we are possibly within sight or our own Act of Disunion, of three centuries of jibes, insults, diatribes and rants, some of it in a kind of 'going for the jugular' vein, as in: "Why do they call it a kilt?' To which the answer is: 'Because a lot of English people get kilt when they call it a skirt', but there is also gentle good humour and a lot of giggles, like: 'What goes putt-putt-putt-putt?' The answer being: 'An English golfer at St Andrews.'And of course in fairness the Sassenachs get their wee say. Old Scottish Proverb: 'If thy neighbour offend thee, give each of his children bagpipes.'You will laugh, you will fall about, you will vote for independence for both nations.Ian Black, author of the bestselling "Edinbuggers vs Weegies", "Mair Edinbuggers vs Merr Weegies" and "Mancs vs Scousers", turns his very beady eye on the biggest rivalry of them all and finds the Scots and the Auld Enema in fighting form, especially the Scots.

Midnatsrosen

By Lucinda Riley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rosinante & Co
  • Isbn : 8763838923
  • Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 923
  • File Pdf: midnatsrosen.pdf

Book Summary:

Ny romantisk slægtsroman fra den irske bestsellerforfatter Lucinda Riley, der tager læseren med på en rejse gennem det 20. århundrede fra de indiske maharajaers storslåede paladser til de statelige engelske herresæder. Indien 1911. Pigen Anahita kommer fra en respektabel, men fattig indisk familie. Da hun møder den indiske prinsesse Indira og knytter et stærkt venskab til hende, viser der sig imidlertid en vej ud af fattigdommen. Anahita får nemlig mulighed for at rejse med Indira til England og gå på kostskole der. I England møder hun også Donald Astbury, der er arving til det smukke og afsidesbeliggende gods Astbury Hall - og hans intrigante mor. Næsten hundrede år senere kommer Anahitas oldebarn, Ari Malik, til Astbury Hall for at forske i sin oldemors historie. Her møder han den berømte amerikanske skuespillerinde Rebecca Bradley, som er på godset for at indspille en film, og sammen begynder de at grave i Astbury-slægtens mørke hemmeligheder. Pressen skriver: »Du vil elske den, hvis du kan lide sociale sammenstød a la Downton Abbey, og hvis du (også) elsker, når romantikken driver ned ad siderne. Den ultimative bog til liggestolen eller flyrejsen.« **** – Femina