By R. J. Rummel
Mismatched enthusiasts try and create an alternate peaceable universe. ready to exploit any capability necessary-bribery, lies, deception, frame-ups, and political intervention- they embark on their quest. yet will their magnificent wealth, guns, and private conflicts jeopardize their undertaking?
By Paulette Jiles
For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the struggle among the States is an outbreak that threatens devastation, regardless of the family’s avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it's a nightmare that tears aside her relatives and forces her and her sisters to escape. The treachery of a fellow tourist, even if, brings approximately her arrest, and she or he is caged with the felony and deranged in a dirty women’s criminal.
But younger Adair reveals that love can stay even in a spot of horror and depression. Her interrogator, a Union significant, falls in love together with her and vows to come back for her while the battling is over. prior to he leaves for conflict, he bestows upon her a priceless present: freedom.
Now an escaped "enemy woman," Adair needs to make her harrowing means south buoyed via a promise . . . looking a house and a kinfolk which may be not anything greater than a memory.
By M. K. Singh
By Matthew White
A compulsively readable and totally unique account of global history—from an atrocitologist’s element of view.
Evangelists of human development meet their contrary in Matthew White's epic exam of history's 100 such a lot violent occasions, or, in White's piquant phraseology, "the numbers that individuals are looking to argue about." achieving again to 480 BCE's moment Persian conflict, White strikes chronologically via background to this century's struggle within the Congo and devotes chapters to every occasion, the place he surrounds tough proof (time and position) and succinct takeaways (who often will get the blame?) with energetic army, social, and political histories. With the attention of a pro statistician, White assigns each one access a score in line with physique count number, and in doing so he offers voice to the discomfort of standard people who, inexorably, has outlined each ancient epoch. by way of turns droll, insightful, matter-of-fact, and finally sympathetic to those that died, The nice sizeable booklet of terrible Things offers readers an opportunity to arrive their very own conclusions whereas delivering a stark reminder of the darkness of the human middle. 20 black-and-white illustrations and four maps
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By Charles McNelis
This learn makes a speciality of ways that Statius' epic Thebaid, a poem concerning the civil conflict among Oedipus' sons Eteocles and Polynices, displays the subject matter of inner discord in its narrative options. even as that Statius reworks the Homeric and Virgilian epic traditions, he engages with Hellenistic poetic beliefs as exemplified by way of Callimachus and the Roman Callimachean poets, specifically Ovid. the result's a rigidity among the impulse in the direction of the universal expectancies of conflict and the need for hold up and postponement of such clash. finally, Statius adheres to the mythic paradigm of the mutual fratricide, yet he keeps to hire competing techniques that decision realization to the fictive nature of any undertaking of closure and conciliation. within the strategy, the poem deals a brand new mode of epic closure that emphasises person technique of solution.
By Martin van Creveld
The place did wargames come from? Who participated in them, and why? How is their improvement with regards to adjustments in real-life conflict? Which elements of warfare did they catch, which of them did they pass over, how, and why? What do they let us know in regards to the behavior of battle within the occasions and locations the place they have been performed? How priceless are they in education and practise for struggle? Why are a few much more renowned than others, and the way do women and men fluctuate of their curiosity? beginning with the strive against of David as opposed to Goliath, passing in the course of the gladiatorial video games, tournaments, trials through conflict, duels, and board video games akin to chess, the entire strategy to the most recent simulations and laptop video games, this certain publication strains the topic in all its correct richness. because it does so, it offers new and sometimes marvelous insights into human nature.
By Michael Jerchel, Waldemar Trojca
By Trish Payne
By Leo Tolstoy
A gorgeous clothbound Hardcover Classics version of Tolstoy’s nice novel, one of many undisputed masterpieces of worldwide literature
At a glittering society social gathering in St. Petersburg in 1805, conversations are ruled by way of the possibility of struggle. Terror quickly engulfs the rustic as Napoleon’s military marches on Russia, and the lives of 3 kids are replaced endlessly. The tales of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey, and impetuous Natasha interweave with a tremendous forged, from aristocrats and peasants, to squaddies and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace, Tolstoy entwines grand themes—conflict and love, start and demise, loose will and fate—with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a powerful epic of human lifestyles in all its imperfection and grandeur.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes by way of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.
By Charles King
Italian retailers, Greek freedom opponents, and Turkish seamen; a Russian empress and her favourite soldier-bureaucrats; Jewish tavern keepers, investors, and journalists—these and so on looking fortune and experience rubbed shoulders in Odessa, the best port at the Black Sea.
Here a dream of cosmopolitan freedom encouraged geniuses and innovators, from Alexander Pushkin and Isaac Babel to Zionist activist Vladimir Jabotinsky and immunologist Ilya Mechnikov. but right here too used to be dying on a superb scale: not just the insidious plagues universal to seaports but in addition the mass homicide of Jews conducted through the Romanian profession in the course of international warfare II. Drawing on a wealth of unique resource fabric, Odessa is an elegy for the colourful, multicultural tapestry of which a thriving Jewish inhabitants shaped an important half, in addition to a party of the survival of Odessa's dream in a diaspora attaining the entire solution to Brighton seashore.