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A Letter to a Hindu

by Leo Tolstoy

The letter printed below is a translation of Tolstoy's letter written in Russian in reply to one from the Editor of Free Hindustan. After having passed from hand to hand, this letter at last came into my possession...


Yac̔ūb Ṣannū ̒, ̒Abd Allāh Nadīm and the New Egyptian Reading Public

by Laura Aletti

This essay will try to shed light on the development of new speech genres in the 19th century Egyptian context as a result of the birth of a new reading public. Thus, it will address Ṣannū ̒ and Nadīm's...


"I'll Be There for You": Talking About Friends

by Warren Littlefield

An eBook short.

A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time—a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top of the Rock, by former NBC President...


Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

by Lawrence Wright

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the...


An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

by Nick Bunker

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war...


Predator

by Richard Whittle

The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation

The creation of the first weapon in history...


Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical

by Judith E. Smith

A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television...


The Other First World War: The Blood-Soaked Russian Fronts 1914-1922

by Douglas Boyd

Unlike the stalemate of the trenches in Flanders, the little-known eastern front of the First World War was a war of movement that cost 12 million casualties, including female combatants. It spanned thousands...


No Pyrrhic Victories: The 1918 Raids on Zeebrugge and Ostend - A Radical Reappraisal

by E C Coleman

In early 1918, it seemed to many that the British people and their allies were close to defeat. At home, the chief culprit was the German U-boat. Sailing almost unopposed from the North Sea ports of Zeebrugge...


German Assault Troops of the First World War: Stosstrupptaktik - The First Stormtroopers

by Stephen Bull

To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement...


Who Takes Britain To War?

by James Gray, Mark Lomas QC & Secretary of State for Defence Hammond

The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any...


Battle Story Mafeking 1900

by Edmund Yorke

The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated...


Half Past Ten in the Afternoon

by James Budd

Much of this book is a record of the time the author spent between 1965 and 1970 as an English teacher in Aneiza - a provincial town in central Saudi Arabia. In an entertaining series of anecdotes, he describes...


5 Steps to a 5 AP Us History 2015

by Daniel Murphy

This easy-to-follow study guide includes a complete course review, full-length practice tests, and access to an AP Planner app!

5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your...


Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

by Charles Spencer

January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain's history, Parliament had overpowered King Charles I and now faced a problem: what to do with a defeated king, a king who refused...


Beekmantown, New York: Forest Frontier to Farm Community

by Philip L. White

This volume reports in detail how a particular portion of the American wilderness developed into a settled farming community. To fully comprehend the history of the American people in the early national period,...


El Inca: The Life and Times of Garcilaso de la Vega

by John Grier Varner

Garcilaso de la Vega, the great chronicler of the Incas and the conquistadors, was born in Cuzco in 1539. At the age of twenty, he sailed to Spain to acquire an education, and he remained there until his death...


Pulltrouser Swamp: Ancient Maya Habitat, Agriculture, and Settlement in Northern Belize

by B. L., II Turner & Peter D. Harrison

Among Mesoamericanists, the agricultural basis of the ancient Maya civilization of the Yucatan Peninsula has been an important topic of research-and controversy. Interest in the agricultural system of the Maya...


Mexican Wilderness and Wildlife

by Ben Tinker, Doris L. Tischler & A. Starker Leopold

From the mountainous area bordering Arizona and New Mexico, the western range of the Sierra Madres reaches south into Mexico to the state of Jalisco. The eastern range stretches from the Texas border down to...


Mobility and Integration in Urban Argentina: Córdoba in the Liberal Era

by Mark D. Szuchman

Between the 1870s, when the great influx of European immigrants began, and the start of World War I, Argentina underwent a radical alteration of its social composition and patterns of economic productivity....