Sir Alan Cobham : The Flying Legend Who Brought Aviation to the Masses
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Sir Alan Cobham : The Flying Legend Who Brought Aviation to the Masses

Flying in the years between the two world wars was the preserve of the powerful and the wealthy, or so it was until Sir Alan Cobham’s ‘Flying Circus’ began to tour Britain. A former pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War, Alan Cobham continued to fly, establishing air routes to the Empire countries. He also involved himself in aerial photography and survey work, undertook charter flights and pioneered the ‘Air to Ai...

The Image of Aleksandr Nevskiy in Medieval Russia: Warrior And Saint (The Northern World)
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The Image of Aleksandr Nevskiy in Medieval Russia: Warrior And Saint

This study examines the evolution of the image of Aleksandr Nevskiy in close connection with the dynamics of the political and cultural history of medieval Russia. It demonstrates that historians often misinterpret the Life of Aleksandr Nevskiy and treat it as a source for political and military history. By putting the Life in the context of Christian (not only Orthodox) culture, the study achieves remarkable and impressive results i...

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Spinoza and the Ethics
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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Spinoza and the Ethics

Spinoza is a key figure in modern philosophy. Ethics is his most studied and well known work. Being both up-to-date and clear, this Guidebook is designed to lead the reader through this complex seminal text. Spinoza's Ethics introduces and assess: * Spinoza'a life, and its connection with his thought * The text of the Ethics * Spinoza's continuing relevence to contemporary philosophy

Ireland, India and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature
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Ireland, India and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Julia M. Wright examines how nineteenth-century Irish writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Lady Morgan, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Moore wrote about India, showing how their own experience of colonial subjection informed their work. In doing so she opens up new avenues in Irish studies and nineteenth-century literature.

Matthew Flinders: The Life of Matthew Flinders
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Matthew Flinders: The Life of Matthew Flinders

I went to Australia for the first time in this year to be with My Honey and he drove me to Townsville,Queensland cause my Dad was there during World War II and I wanted to see the area. I was the navagator and was seeing Flinders Street and Flinders Ave in the town so I wrote his name down and looked him up on Amazon when I came home to see if there was a book about this interesting person. I wasn't disapointed. Its a good read about...

Stalin: A New History
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Stalin: A New History

The figure of Joseph Stalin has always provoked heated and often polarized debate. The recent declassification of a substantial portion of Stalin's archive has made possible this fundamental new assessment of the Soviet leader. In this groundbreaking study, leading international experts challenge many assumptions about Stalin from his early life in Georgia to the Cold War years with contributions ranging across the political, economi...

The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France
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The Némirovsky Question

"Suleiman offers a personal, poignant, and perceptive account of what she rightly calls the lingering 'Némirovsky question.' By this, Suleiman means the many questions which revolve around the dark star of Némirovsky’s relationship to Judaism, other Jews, and her own Jewish background. The author handles this complicated subject . . . with lightly worn erudition and deeply felt compassion. . . . With her own knack for nuance, Suleima...

Walden (Chump Change Edition)
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Walden (Chump Change Edition)

Henry David Thoreau reflects on life, politics, and society in these two inspiring masterworks: Walden and Civil Disobedience. In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he built with his own hands along the shores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Shedding the trivial ties that he felt bound much of humanity, Thoreau reaped from the land both physically and mentally, and pursued truth in the quiet of nature. In Walden, he explains how se...

Character Is Destiny: The Autobiography of Alice Salomon (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany)
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Character Is Destiny: The Autobiography of Alice Salomon

In her autobiography, the remarkable feminist and social worker Alice Salomon recounts her transition in the 1890s from privileged idleness to energetic engagement in solving social problems. Salomon took the lead in establishing the profession of social work, and built a career as a social reformer, activist, and educator. A prolific author, Salomon also played a key role in the transatlantic dialogue between German and American fem...