Great Women of Imperial Rome: Mothers and Wives of the by Jasper Burns

By Jasper Burns

Drawing from a vast diversity of documentation this ebook vividly characterizes 11 royal girls who're introduced visually to lifestyles via images of over three hundred historic cash and during the author's personal illustrations.

Spanning the interval from the demise of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the 3rd century advert, and with an epilogue surveying empresses of later eras, the author's compelling biographies display their outstanding contributions in the direction of the legacy of Imperial Rome.

Examining the better halves, daughters, sisters and moms of emperors, the examine includes:

  • a pregnant Roman princess who saves a Roman military via an act of non-public heroism
  • three third-century empresses who rule the main robust kingdom in the world, presiding over unheard of social and political reform
  • an empress, even though respected via her husband, is immortalized in historical past for infidelity and corruption through scholars of her maximum enemy.

Jasper Burns paints snap shots of those unprecedented girls which are vibrant, sympathetic, and especially profoundly human. This ebook might be hugely important to numismatists, scholars and students of Roman background or women’s studies.

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Die Cassirers: Unternehmer, Kunsthändler, Philosophen by Sigrid Bauschinger

By Sigrid Bauschinger

Außer den Manns hat wohl keine Familie die Kultur in Deutschland stärker geprägt als die Cassirers. Durch Handel und Industrie zu Wohlstand gekommen, wirkten sie in Kunst und Philosophie, Pädagogik und Medizin, Literatur und im Theater, bis sie von Hitler zur Emigration gezwungen wurden. Sigrid Bauschinger erzählt die Geschichte dieser einzigartig begabten Familie zum ersten Mal.
Zwischen Breslau und Berlin gelang den jüdischen Cassirers Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ihr rasanter ökonomischer und gesellschaftlicher Aufstieg. Durch sein Vermögen ermöglichte Max Cassirer auch die Gründung der Odenwaldschule – das reformpädagogische Musterinternat wurde bis 1933 von seiner Tochter Edith und ihrem Mann geleitet. Auf der Grundlage reichen Archivmaterials folgt Sigrid Bauschinger der weitverzweigten, aber eng vernetzten Familie auf ihren zahlreichen Spuren. Dabei begegnen wir unter anderem: dem Philosophen Ernst Cassirer, neben Heidegger der wichtigste deutsche Philosoph seiner new release; dem Kunsthändler Paul Cassirer, der dem Impressionismus in Deutschland zum Durchbruch verhalf; seiner Frau, der großen Schauspielerin Tilla Durieux; dem Verleger Bruno Cassirer; Rilkes Gönnerin Eva Cassirer; und der in die Familie eingeheirateten Schriftstellerin Nadine Gordimer. Schließlich verfolgt Sigrid Bauschinger den Weg der Cassirers ins Exil, das den meisten von ihnen das Überleben sicherte, die Familie aber über den gesamten Erdball verstreute.

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Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I by Susan Doran

By Susan Doran

Monarchy and Matrimony is the 1st complete research of Elizabeth I's courtships. Susan Doran argues that the cult of the `Virgin Queen' was once invented via her ministers, and that Elizabeth was once pressured into celibacy by way of political necessity.
Doran's specified exam of different fits is predicated on vast archival learn throughout Europe. instead of targeting Elizabeth's character and snapshot, she perspectives the query inside a much wider political and spiritual context. She indicates how the query of Elizabeth's marriage was once divisive for England, affecting either political existence and diplomacy, and galvanizing well known propaganda within the type of performs, poetry and paintings.

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My Train to Freedom: A Jewish Boy’s Journey from Nazi Europe by Ivan A. Backer

By Ivan A. Backer

The breathtaking memoir through a member of “Nicky’s family,” a gaggle of 669 Czechoslovakian youngsters who escaped the Holocaust via Sir Nicholas Winton’s Kindertransport undertaking, My teach to Freedom relates the pains and achievements of award-winning humanitarian and previous Episcopal priest, Ivan Backer.

As Backer recounts in his memoir, in may perhaps of 1939 as a ten-year-old Jewish boy, he fled Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for the uk aboard one of many Kindertransport trains equipped by means of Nicholas Winton, a tender London stockbroker. the ultimate educate was once canceled September 1 while Hitler invaded Poland. The 250 young children scheduled for that teach have been left at the platform and later transported to focus camps and possibly perished.

Detailed during this page-turning real tale is Backer’s harmful break out, his boyhood in England, his perilous 1944 voyage to the US, and his mantra this present day. Now he's an eighty-six-year-old who continues to be an activist for peace and justice. He has been inspired by way of his Jewish historical past, his Christian boarding tuition schooling in England, and the consistently current query, “For what goal used to be I spared the Holocaust?”

My educate to Freedom was once completely researched and formed through Backer’s personal stories. It comprises interviews he carried out in 1980 in Czech together with his mom and her sister, later translated into English; a set of conversations he had along with his older brother and cousin; insights won from the Czech movie, Nicky’s Family, in regards to the Kindertransport; and concludes with never-before-published loss of life march money owed through family members members.

Skyhorse Publishing, besides our Arcade, strong Books, activities Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to post a wide diversity of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our record contains biographies on famous ancient figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to villains from heritage, reminiscent of Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. we've got additionally released survivor tales of worldwide warfare II, memoirs approximately overcoming adversity, first-hand stories of experience, and masses extra. whereas now not each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on topics which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings would possibly not differently discover a home.

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Arthur Griffith by Owen McGee

By Owen McGee

As a working-class Dubliner who performed an important function in inspiring and top Dáil Éireann in its formative phases, Arthur Griffith’s existence and international is among the maximum home windows into realizing the dynamics of the Irish revolution. Owen McGee’s authoritative biography relies on interesting unique learn and provides a clean research and interpretation of Griffith’s lifestyles and the industrial foundation of the political heritage of the era.

Griffith has been typified as ‘the final younger Irelander’ and Owen McGee’s masterly account displays in this through studying the very diverse conceptions of Irish nationalism that existed earlier than and after the formation of the Irish kingdom. It additionally means that Griffith’s trust within the significance of monetary freedoms and the facility of an self reliant eire to supply for its personal humans, was once a fantastic that encouraged the next evolution of the Irish state.

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Histoire du maquis Fort-de-France, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence by Bernard VALENTINI

By Bernard VALENTINI

« Quoi qu’il arrive, los angeles flamme de l. a. Résistance française ne doit pas s’éteindre et ne s’éteindra pas. » (De Gaulle, Appel du 18 juin)

« Le pont est voûté. » À ce sign, les maquisards des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence se tiennent prêts à recevoir un parachutage clandestin d’armes.

Près de soixante-dix ans après los angeles fin de los angeles Seconde Guerre mondiale, voici relatée l’histoire du maquis de Fort-de-France, qui opéra dans les Basses-Alpes. De nombreux jeunes résistants ont perdus l. a. vie lors de ces combats, mais ceux qui sont encore présents racontent. Bataille, Freddy, Hervé, Grizzly et bien d’autres font revivre à travers leurs souvenirs los angeles résistance au quotidien pendant l’occupation.

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Eamonn Ceannt: 16Lives by Mary Gallagher

By Mary Gallagher

The son of a Head Constable within the Royal Irish Constabulary, by means of the age of twenty-five, Éamonn Ceannt was once married with a tender son. He performed the uilleann pipes and was once obsessed with the Irish language. His dedication to a politically self reliant, Gaelic-speaking eire led him from the school rooms of the Gaelic League to the nationwide Council of Sinn Féin and the senior ranks of the Irish Volunteers. He was once a member of the army Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which deliberate and conducted the emerging of Easter 1916, outright uprising opposed to the world’s largest imperial power.

During Easter week 1916, he was once Commandant of the 4th Battalion of the Irish Volunteers and a signatory to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. His critically depleted battalion held the strategic South Dublin Union till ordered to give up. He was once done by way of firing squad on eight may possibly 1916.

'an epic new sequence of books' - RTE Guide on 16Lives

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The Lost Book of Alexander the Great by Andrew Young

By Andrew Young

A Reconstruction of Ptolemy I’s History of Alexander’s Conquests, a main resource stated in Later Books That Disappeared multiple Thousand Years Ago

Alexander the good is widely known as one of many first nice empire developers of the traditional international. between these fellow Macedonian officials who observed Alexander in his epic conquests from Greece to India used to be Ptolemy Lagides. Ptolemy served along Alexander from the Persian defeat on the conflict of Issus in modern day Turkey and the adventure to discover the oracle that proclaimed Alexander to be Zeus incarnate, to the conflict of the Hydaspes River in 326 BC that opened India to the West. Following Alexander’s demise, Ptolemy won keep an eye on of Egypt the place he based the dynasty in his identify, created the good library of Alexandria, and was once buyer of the mathematician Euclid. someday in the course of his rule in Egypt, Ptolemy wrote a background of Alexander’s conquests. even though it is possible that Ptolemy more advantageous his personal value, assets point out that it was once considered as a correct and even-handed account of the campaigns of Alexander. notwithstanding, Ptolemy’s booklet used to be lost—perhaps with the destruction of the library he founded—and now not even an unique fragment has survived. His ebook, despite the fact that, used to be said as a major resource of knowledge for later Roman historians.

            In The misplaced publication of Alexander the Great, Andrew younger explores the area of historical writings concerning the Macedonian chief that allows you to ensure no matter if any of Ptolemy’s writings might be recovered. encouraged via Stephen Greenblatt’s exotic biography of Shakespeare, Will within the World, and written for the overall reader, the writer makes use of literary forensics to indicate which components of later books approximately Alexander the nice, such a lot significantly the account via Arrian of Nicomedia, will be the phrases of Ptolemy. as well as setting apart later Roman sensibilities from the unique Greek of Ptolemy, the writer re-creates the well-known library of Alexandria, and takes the reader alongside on Alexander’s conquests as heavily as we will to how Ptolemy can have stated them.

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To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey by Victor Fischer,Charles Wohlforth

By Victor Fischer,Charles Wohlforth

Son of the well-known American journalist Louis Fischer, who corresponded from Germany after which Moscow, and the Russian author Markoosha Fischer, Victor Fischer grew up within the shadow of Hitler and Stalin, observing his neighbors’ mom and dad disappear after political arrests. Eleanor Roosevelt for my part engineered the Fischer family’s break out from Russia, and shortly after Victor used to be serving within the usa military in global conflict II and scuffling with contrary his formative years neighbors within the Russian and German armies. 

As a tender grownup, he went directly to aid form Alaska’s map by way of making plans cities during the kingdom. This special autobiography recounts Fischer’s earliest days in Germany, Russia, and Alaska, the place he quickly entered civic affairs and was once elected as a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention—the physique chargeable for developing statehood within the territory. A movement to Washington, DC, and extra executive appointments allowed him to witness key old occasions of his period, which he additionally recounts right here. eventually, Fischer brings his memoir as much as the current, describing how he has lower back to Russia time and again to deliver the teachings of Alaska freedom and prosperity to the newly democratic states.

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