Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy
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Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy

Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-1892) was a prominent mathematician and astronomer. He was an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, fellow of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal from 1835 until 1881. His many achievements include important work on planetary orbits, the calculation of the mean density of the earth and the establishment of the prime meridian at Greenwich. He was also consulted by the government on a wide rang...

Françoise Bouchard, "Saint Antoine de Padoue. Biographie"
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Saint Antoine de Padoue. Biographie

« Saint Antoine, aidez-moi à retrouver mes lunettes ! Faites que je retrouve la santé ! Faites que mon mari revienne ! » Avec Thérèse de Lisieux ou Bernadette de Lourdes, Antoine de Padoue (1195-1231) est sans doute l'un des saints les plus populaires, et sa statue se trouve dans nombre de nos églises. Mais sait-on que celui-ci, né à Lisbonne dans une famille noble et militaire, était Portugais ? Qu'il alla au Maroc et rejoignit la f...

Spirits of Protest: Spirit-Mediums and the Articulation of Consensus among the Zezuru of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
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Spirits of Protest: Spirit-Mediums and the Articulation of Consensus among the Zezuru of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)

In this study, Peter Fry describes and analyses spirit-mediumship amongst a community of Zezuru people living near Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). The book makes comparisons between the religious systems of the Zezuru and the Valley Korekore, both subgroups of Shona-speaking peoples, and concludes by discussing the role of Zezuru mediums in the context of the confrontation between black and white nationalisms.

The Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderan
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The Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderan

This is the first thorough study of Calderón in comparison with other important dramatists of the period: Lope de Vega and Tirso de Molina in Spain, Racine and Corneille in France, and Shakespeare and Marlowe in England. Cascardi studies Calderón's paradoxical engagement with illusion in its philosophical guise as scepticism. He shows on the one hand Calderón's moral will to reject illusion and on the other his theatrical need to emb...

Slaves, Slaveholders, and a Kentucky Community's Struggle Toward Freedom
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Slaves, Slaveholders, and a Kentucky Community's Struggle Toward Freedom

Countless lives were transformed by the war that split the nation, and many stories are yet to be revealed about how the Civil War and the Reconstruction era affected Kentuckians. One such narrative is that of Sandy Holt, who, in the summer of 1864, joined tens of thousands of former slaves and enlisted in the United States Colored Troops. He put his life on the line to secure the Union's survival and the end of slavery. Hundreds of ...

Letters on the Laws of Man’s Nature and Development
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Letters on the Laws of Man's Nature and Development

This is a reproduction of a classic text optimised for kindle devices. We have endeavoured to create this version as close to the original artefact as possible. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we believe they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Comanche Jack Stilwell : Army Scout and Plainsman
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Comanche Jack Stilwell : Army Scout and Plainsman

In 1863, the thirteen-year-old boy who would come to be called Comanche Jack was sent to the well to fetch water. Instead, he joined a wagon train bound for Santa Fe. Thus began the exploits of Simpson E. “Jack” Stilwell (1850–1903), a man generally known for slipping through Indian lines to get help for some fifty frontiersmen besieged by the Cheyenne at Beecher Island in 1868. Daring as his part in the rescue might have been, it wa...

Bolts From the Blue : From Cold War Warrior to Chief of the Air Staff
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Bolts From the Blue : From Cold War Warrior to Chief of the Air Staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns was commissioned at the RAF College Cranwell in 1959 after completing flying training on Piston Provost and Meteor aircraft. Following nine years service as an operational fast-jet pilot flying Javelins and Hunters he became a qualified flying instructor during which time he taught The Prince of Wales to wings standard. Returning to the front line he commanded a Harrier squadron and later the Harri...

Networks of Innovation: Vaccine Development at Merck, Sharp and Dohme, and Mulford, 1895–1995
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Networks of Innovation: Vaccine Development at Merck, Sharp and Dohme, and Mulford, 1895–1995

Networks of Innovation offers a historical perspective on the manner in which private sector organizations have acquired, sustained, and periodically lost the ability to develop, manufacture, and market new serum antitoxins and vaccines. The primary focus is on the H. K. Mulford Company, on Sharp & Dohme, which acquired Mulford in 1929, and on Merck & Co., Inc., which merged with Sharp & Dohme in 1953. By surveying a cent...