Download A Thomas More Sourcebook by Thomas More PDF

By Thomas More

This resource e-book brings jointly vintage texts via and approximately Thomas More—poet, student, statesman, family members guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an advent to More’s lifestyles and writings for the final reader, this assortment is a necessary better half to the examine of More’s literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the research of sixteenth-century background, literature, philosophy, or politics. The writings concentration upon More’s perspectives of schooling, political conception, church-state family, love and friendship, sensible politics, and the vexing problems with moral sense. They make clear the specified Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally integrated during this booklet are 3 well-known sixteenth-century debts of More’s lifestyles through Erasmus, Roper, and a group of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.

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Download Following the Guidon: Into the Indian Wars with General by Elizabeth B. Custer, Jane R. Stewart, Robert M. Utley PDF

By Elizabeth B. Custer, Jane R. Stewart, Robert M. Utley

Few figures in American background are as arresting as George Armstrong Custer, America’s Hostspur. His profession ranged backward and forward from depths of shame to heights of glory. If he used to be no lecture room pupil, he used to be a magnetic battlefield commander. From useless final in his 1861 type at West element, he rocketed to the rank of Brigadier common on the age of twenty-three. alongside the best way, each step of his occupation was once dogged through controversy. Readers could be perpetually indebted to Elizabeth Bacon Custer for her trilogy of first-hand debts of lifestyles with the final. In Following the Guidon, she covers that interval whilst Custer’s profession was once back in ascendancy. Custer used to be recalled to accountability from "exile," after being court-martialed, to assist with the growing to be Indian wars. the 1st significant engagement, stated the following, is the conflict of the Washita. 

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Download The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream by Vincent Bzdek PDF

By Vincent Bzdek

John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy's individual tales might be obvious as basically one, every one successive brother striving to meet the interrupted promise of the brother sooner than. The final of Ted Kennedy's bankruptcy in America’s political and cultural lifestyles implies that, for the 1st time possibly, the true degree of the Kennedy legacy can eventually be taken. this can be a tale of a brotherhood in 3 acts: Act I is John F. Kennedy’s presidency, as noticeable from Ted’s front-row seat. Act II is Robert Kennedy’s 5 short years because the relations usual bearer, together with his tenure within the Senate along with his brother Ted and the memorable 82-day presidential crusade that redefined the Kennedy legacy. Act III is Ted’s 40-plus years within the Senate as keeper of the flame.How did the brothers cross the torch to one another? What have the 3 brothers left us jointly? And who incorporates the torch ahead now? The Kennedy Legacy compellingly solutions those questions and masses extra.

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Download A Century of Royalty by Ed West PDF

By Ed West

The British royal kin has continued remarkably in a outstanding, tumultuous century from 1910-2010 while the various crown heads of Europe confronted revolution and exile. via a constitutional trouble, abdication, divorces, tragic deaths and unseemly scandals, the British royal kin has proven an intuition for survival, tapping into the heartbeat of public sentiment, making valuable changes, modernizing and reinventing itself to stay the revered, widespread and liked image of British historical past and heritage.

This ebook chronicles a century of British royalty and lines the tale a kingdom witnessed as a compelling relations saga of tragedy, fallibility and triumph like no different: the abdication of Edward VIII to be with the girl he enjoyed, Mrs. Wallis Simpson; the now-commonplace royal infidelities and divorces and the general public backlash and eventual restoration of public sympathy for Queen Elizabeth II following the demise of Princess Diana. via all of it, the dutiful commitment to crown and kingdom, unblinking stoicism, and absolute get to the bottom of of Queen Elizabeth II has guided the kingdom for 5 many years, culminating within the Diamond Jubilee celebrations the place Britain wear demonstrate the pomp and attractiveness that are the envy of the world.  The booklet additionally uniquely captures the streetview of the way the folks answered to information of and from the royals from spontaneous celebrations in pubs to a meeting round radios and televisions in occasions of hassle. This assortment takes you into the instant because it occurred and is the main in detail revealing photographic research of the British monarchy as a relations, and as a longer kinfolk in its dating with its topics.

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Download Abe Lincoln by Sterling North PDF

By Sterling North

Abraham Lincoln was once born to a negative relations at the American frontier. He was once a troublesome employee, yet he sought after greater than a farmer's existence. As he realized concerning the problems with his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the nation legislature. quickly the farm boy could develop into the bright orator and favourite president who eventually proclaimed freedom for all american citizens. concentrating on Lincoln's early life and early manhood, this ebook explores the folk and occasions that formed certainly one of America's maximum presidents.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download Henry Goulburn, 1784-1856: A Political Biography by Brian Jenkins PDF

By Brian Jenkins

Between 1812 and 1821 Goulburn labored within the struggle and Colonial workplace, the place he successfully administered Britain's far-flung possessions. Appointed leader secretary for eire in 1821 -- a Protestant to offset a "Catholic" viceroy -- Goulburn used to be on the center of the ultimate rearguard motion through the rivals of Catholic emancipation. As chancellor of the exchequer for the Duke of Wellington (1828-30) and Sir Robert Peel (1841-46) he participated in such momentous judgements as Catholic emancipation and the repeal of the Corn legislation. An opponent of parliamentary reform, he labored heavily with Peel, his lifelong pal, to construct the Conservative occasion and served as a parliamentary champion of the confirmed Church. Jenkins examines the conservative values Goulburn held, and the ethical limitation of an primarily reliable guy who relied on the establishment of slavery for his deepest source of revenue. A modest guy and a devoted lieutenant, Goulburn himself allowed that he were content material to stroll within the shadow of political giants. This self-effacement is helping account for the shortcoming of broad acceptance typically given him yet doesn't detract from his major contribution to British historical past. Henry Goulburn accords a awesome flesh presser his rightful place.

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