In Our Image: Americas Empire in the Philippines

In Our Image: Americas Empire in the Philippines EPUB

In Our Image: Americas Empire in the Philippines
Traces the history of the Philippines, discusses the influence of Spain and the United States, and looks at the problems facing the Philippines today.

The Kings Bed: Ambition and Intimacy in the Court of Charles II EPUB

The Kings Bed: Ambition and Intimacy in the Court of Charles II
To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom.Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect on gaining and keeping the c

Love For Sale: A World History of Prostitution EPUB

Love For Sale: A World History of Prostitution
From the Whore of Babylon to The Happy Hooker, eminent historian Nils Johan Ringdal has written a masterly, extremely readable world history of the world’s oldest profession, spanning a wide historical swathe armed with a lively wit. Beginning with The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Old Testament, and ancient cultures from Greece to India and beyond, Love for Sale takes the reader

In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past EPUB

In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
Unlike most white Americans who, if they are so inclined, can search their ancestral records, identifying who among their forebears was the first to set foot on this country’s shores, most African Americans, in tracing their family’s past, encounter a series of daunting obstacles. Slavery was a brutally efficient nullifier of identity, willfully denying black men and women

The Heroines of History EPUB

The Heroines of History
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri

Napoleon on Napoleon: An Autobiography of the Emperor EPUB

Napoleon on Napoleon: An Autobiography of the Emperor
This is an illustrated autobiography of the Emperor Napoleon compiled from his commentaries and memoirs dictated on St Helena, edited and put into chronological order. The text spans his childhood in Corsica to exile on St Helena and covers family feuds, divorce from Josephine, retreat from Moscow, Waterloo and more - all in his own words. Napoleon was in inveterate writ

Secret Days Code-breaking in Bletchley Park EPUB

Secret Days Code-breaking in Bletchley Park
This is an account of life in Hut Six at Bletchley Park, written by a codebreaker who worked there for 5 years alongside Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman. In addition to discussing the progress of the Allies codebreaking efforts and their impact on the war, Lord Briggs considers what the Germans knew about Bletchley.

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars EPUB

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
It was known as the vast prison without a roof. From the beginning of the nineteenth century to the Russian Revolution, the tsarist regime exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia.Daniel Beers new book, The House of the Dead, brings to life both the brutal realities of an inhuman system and the tragic and inspiring f

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe EPUB

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
PULITZER PRIZE WINNERFrom National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our

Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of The Original Peoples Princess EPUB

Charlotte & Leopold: The True Story of The Original Peoples Princess
The tragic story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. A story that Jane Austen famously declined to tell, declaring: “I could no more write a romance than an epic poem.”Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth resulted in

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