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How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization

by Thomas Cahill

How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe is a non-fiction historical book written by Thomas Cahill. Cahill argues a case for the Irish people's critical role in preserving Western Civilization from utter destruction by the Germanic tribes. The book retells the story from the collapse of the Roman Empire and the pivotal role played by members of the clergy at the time.
A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone

by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a book written by Ishmael Beah in 2007 about his experiences as a boy soldier.
Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers

by Joseph J Ellis

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation is a Pulitzer Prize‚Äďwinning book written by Joseph Ellis, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College. This text explores how a group of individuals both gifted and flawed coped with the challenges of founding the United States.
Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father

by Barack Obama-

Published in 1995, this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then... Read more
Glimpses Of World History

Glimpses Of World History

by Jawaharlal Nehru

Glimpses of World History, a book written by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1934, is a panoramic sweep of the history of humankind. It is a collection of 196 letters on world history written from various prisons in British India between 1930-1933. The letters were written to his young daughter Indira, and was meant to introduce her to world history. The letters start off with one he sends to his daughter on her birthday.
The Rape Of Nanking

The Rape Of Nanking

by Iris Chang

In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written what will surely be the definitive history of this horrifying episode. The Rape of Nanking tells the story from three perspectives: of the... Read more
The Death and Life Of Great American Cities

The Death and Life Of Great American Cities

by Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs was born on May 4, 1916, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her father was a physician and her mother taught school and worked as a nurse. After high school and a year spent as a reporter on the Scranton Tribune, Jacobs went to New York, where she found a succession of jobs as a stenographer and wrote free-lance articles about the city's many working districts, which fascinated her. In 1952, after a number of writing and editing jobs ranging in subject matter from metallurgy to a geography of the... Read more
Endurance

Endurance

by Alfred Lansing

Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men through 850 miles of the southern Atlantic's heaviest seas.
The Last Lion

The Last Lion

by William Manchester

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill is a planned trilogy of biographies. Two have already been published, on Winston Churchill, by author and historian William Manchester. The last volume is being completed by Paul Reid. - [*Wikipedia*][1]


[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Lion%3A_Defender_of_the_Realm
Truman

Truman

by David McCullough

The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson -- and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man -- a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined -- but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The... Read more
Tandoor

Tandoor

by Ranjit Rai

An Army At Dawn

An Army At Dawn

by Rick Atkinson

Nisa

Nisa

by Marjorie Shostak

I Married Adventure

I Married Adventure

by Osa Johnson

The King's England

The King's England

by Mee Arthur

Sotheby's

Sotheby's

by Sotheby's

Death Of a President

Death Of a President

by William Manchester

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Peoples Of the Sea

by Immanuel Velikovsky

Countries & Cultures Books & Ephemera

Scott and Amundsen

Scott and Amundsen

by Huntford, Roland

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to... Read more
Unsung Hero

Unsung Hero

by Smith, Michael

One hundred years ago, in March 1909, Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition came home safely. When Scott heard the news, he immediately contacted Tom Crean with the intention of planning his own adventure. And thus the Terra Nova Expedition was born. The remarkable Tom Crean ran away to sea aged fifteen and spent more time in the unexplored Antarctic than Scott or Shackleton, and was one of the few to serve and outlive both. Michael Smith's original biography of this enigmatic figure spawned a Guinness ad, a... Read more
The Voyages Of the Discovery

The Voyages Of the Discovery

by Savours, Ann

Includes index.

Originally published: London: Virgin, 1992.

"Abridged from 'The Voyages of the Discovery' [London : 1992]"--T.p. verso.

"Reprinted 2005"--T.p. verso.
Scott\'s Last Expedition

Scott's Last Expedition

by Scott, R F Capt

The Antarctic Ocean

The Antarctic Ocean

by Owen, Russell

The Palimpsest

The Palimpsest

by Petersen, William J

Nansen the Explorer As Hero

Nansen the Explorer As Hero

by Huntford, Roland

The Heart Of the Antarctic

The Heart Of the Antarctic

by Shackleton, Sir Ernest

The Crossing Of Antarctica

The Crossing Of Antarctica

by Fuchs, Sir Vivian and Sir Edmund Hillary

The Island Of South Georgia

The Island Of South Georgia

by Headland, Robert

The North Pole

The North Pole

by Peary, Robert E

Frank Wild

Frank Wild

by Mills, Leif