Leadership in War

Leadership in War
Author: Andrew Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0525522395
ISBN 13: 9780525522393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership in War Book Review:

A comparison of nine leaders who led their nations through the greatest wars the world has ever seen and whose unique strengths—and weaknesses—shaped the course of human history, from the bestselling, award-winning author of Churchill and Napoleon “Has the enjoyable feel of a lively dinner table conversation with an opinionated guest.” —The New York Times Book Review Taking us from the French Revolution to the Cold War, Andrew Roberts presents a bracingly honest and deeply insightful look at nine major figures in modern history: Napoleon Bonaparte, Horatio Nelson, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, George C. Marshall, Charles de Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Margaret Thatcher. Each of these leaders fundamentally shaped the outcome of the war in which their nation was embroiled. Is war leadership unique, or did these leaders have something in common, traits and techniques that transcend time and place and can be applied to the essential nature of conflict? Meticulously researched and compellingly written, Leadership in War presents readers with fresh, complex portraits of leaders who approached war with different tactics and weapons, but with the common goal of success in the face of battle. Both inspiring and cautionary, these portraits offer important lessons on leadership in times of struggle, unease, and discord. With his trademark verve and incisive observation, Roberts reveals the qualities that doom even the most promising leaders to failure, as well as the traits that lead to victory.

To the Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth
Author: William Golding
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 0571267459
ISBN 13: 9780571267453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To the Ends of the Earth Book Review:

A new one-volume edition of this classic sequence of sea novels set in the early nineteenth century, about a voyage from England to Australia. Rites of Passage (Winner of the Booker Prize) 'The work of a master at the full stretch of his age and wisdom.' The Times Close Quarters 'A feat of imaginative reconstruction, as vivid as a dream.' Daily Mail Fire Down Below 'Laden to the waterline with a rich cargo of practicalities and poetry, pain and hilarity, drama and exaltation.'Sunday Times

Enough

Enough
Author: John C. Bogle
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 0470524235
ISBN 13: 9780470524237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enough Book Review:

John Bogle puts our obsession with financial success in perspective Throughout his legendary career, John C. Bogle-founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group and creator of the first index mutual fund-has helped investors build wealth the right way and led a tireless campaign to restore common sense to the investment world. Along the way, he's seen how destructive an obsession with financial success can be. Now, with Enough., he puts this dilemma in perspective. Inspired in large measure by the hundreds of lectures Bogle has delivered to professional groups and college students in recent years, Enough. seeks, paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut, "to poison our minds with a little humanity." Page by page, Bogle thoughtfully considers what "enough" actually means as it relates to money, business, and life. Reveals Bogle's unparalleled insights on money and what we should consider as the true treasures in our lives Details the values we should emulate in our business and professional callings Contains thought-provoking life lessons regarding our individual roles in society Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this unique book examines what it truly means to have "enough" in world increasingly focused on status and score-keeping.

Stig of the Dump

Stig of the Dump
Author: Clive King
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-06-03
ISBN 10: 0141960604
ISBN 13: 9780141960609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stig of the Dump Book Review:

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic. It is the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig. Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes' wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. Of course nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig, but for Barney cave-man Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learning each others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures. Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey, in 1924. When he was young his family moved to a village called Ash, near Sevenoaks in Kent, which is the setting for Stig of the Dump. He went to Downing College, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He then served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His service as a sailor and his work as a language teacher took him all over the world. Clive King lives with his family in Norfolk and is a full-time writer. Other titles by Clive King: Hamid of Aleppo; The Town that Went South; The 22 Letters; The Night the Water Came; Snakes and Snakes; Me and My Million; The Inner Ring series; The Devil's Cut; Ninny's Boat; The Sound of propellors; The Seashore People; A Touch of Class

The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory

The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory
Author: William Carrigan
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 1555
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 5879206467
ISBN 13: 9785879206463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Architectural Conservation

History of Architectural Conservation
Author: Jukka Jokilehto
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-06-07
ISBN 10: 1136398503
ISBN 13: 9781136398506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Architectural Conservation Book Review:

A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development has influenced international collaboration in the protection and conservation of cultural heritage, and how it has formed the principal concepts and approach to conservation and restoration in today's multi-cultural society. This book is based on archival research of original documents and the study of key restoration examples in countries that have influenced the international conservation movement. Accessible and of great interest to students and the general public it includes conservation trends in Europe, the USA, India, Iran and Japan.

No Place to Lay One s Head

No Place to Lay One s Head
Author: Françoise Frenkel
Publsiher: Pushkin Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN 10: 178227412X
ISBN 13: 9781782274124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Place to Lay One s Head Book Review:

The unforgettable story of one woman's struggle to survive persecution in wartime France ‘I loved my bookstore the way a woman loves, that is to say, truly’ In 1921, Françoise Frenkel – a Jewish woman from Poland – opens Berlin’s very first French bookshop. It is a dream come true. The bookshop attracts artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets – even the French ambassador himself. It brings Françoise peace, friendship and prosperity. Then one summer’s day in 1939, the dream ends. It ends after Kristallnacht, when Jewish shops and businesses are smashed to pieces. It ends when no one protests. So, just weeks before the war breaks out, Françoise flees to France. In Paris, on the wireless and in the newspapers, horror has made itself at home. When the city is bombed, Françoise seeks refuge in Nice, which is awash with refugees and terrible suffering. Children are torn from their parents; mothers throw themselves under buses. Horrified by what she sees, Françoise goes into hiding. She survives only because strangers risk their lives to protect her. Unfolding in Berlin, Paris and against the romantic landscapes of southern France, No Place to Lay One’s Head is a heartbreaking tale of human cruelty and unending kindness; of a woman whose lust for life refuses to leave her, even in her darkest hours. Very little is known about the life of Françoise Frenkel. She was born in Poland in 1889 and later studied and lived in Paris; in 1921 she set up the first French-language bookshop in Berlin with her husband. In 1939, she returned to Paris, and after the German invasion the following year fled south to Nice. After several years in hiding, she made a desperate attempt to cross the border to Switzerland. Frenkel died in Nice in 1975. Her memoir, originally published in Geneva in 1945, was rediscovered in a flea market in 2010, republished in the original French and is now being translated and published in numerous languages for the first time.

The Fruit of Liberty

The Fruit of Liberty
Author: Nicholas Scott Baker
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN 10: 0674726391
ISBN 13: 9780674726390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fruit of Liberty Book Review:

In the middle decades of the sixteenth century, the republican city-state of Florence--birthplace of the Renaissance--failed. In its place the Medici family created a principality, becoming first dukes of Florence and then grand dukes of Tuscany. The Fruit of Liberty examines how this transition occurred from the perspective of the Florentine patricians who had dominated and controlled the republic. The book analyzes the long, slow social and cultural transformations that predated, accompanied, and facilitated the institutional shift from republic to principality, from citizen to subject. More than a chronological narrative, this analysis covers a wide range of contributing factors to this transition, from attitudes toward officeholding, clothing, the patronage of artists and architects to notions of self, family, and gender. Using a wide variety of sources including private letters, diaries, and art works, Nicholas Baker explores how the language, images, and values of the republic were reconceptualized to aid the shift from citizen to subject. He argues that the creation of Medici principality did not occur by a radical break with the past but with the adoption and adaptation of the political culture of Renaissance republicanism.

Making Italian Jews

Making Italian Jews
Author: Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN 10: 1137493887
ISBN 13: 9781137493880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Italian Jews Book Review:

This book depicts the cultural imagination of the Italian-Jewish minority from the unification of the country to the end of the First World War. The creation of an Italian nation-state introduced new problems and new opportunities for its citizens. What did it mean for the Jewish minority? How could members of the minority combine and redefine Jewishness and Italianness in a radically new political and legal framework? Key concepts such as family, religion, nation, assimilation and – later – Zionism are observed as they shift and change over time. The interaction between the public and private spheres plays a pivotal role in the analysis, and the self-fashioning of Italian Jewish élites is read alongside the evolution of the cultural stereotypes typical of the time. Reinterpreting the Italian national patriotic narrative through the eyes of the Jews, Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti is able to unveil its less known layers and articulations, while at the same time offering a new perspective from which to read the modern Jewish experience in the Western World.

The Course of Love

The Course of Love
Author: Alain De Botton
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0771027621
ISBN 13: 9780771027628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Course of Love Book Review:

In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children -- but no relationship is as simple as "happily ever after." The Course of Love is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. With philosophical insight and psychological acumen, Alain de Botton shows that our Romantic dreams may do us a grave disservice -- and explores what the alternatives might be. The conclusion, as the characters gradually discover, is that love is not "an enthusiasm," but rather a "skill" that must be slowly and often painfully learnt. This is a Romantic novel in the true sense, one interested in exploring how love can survive and thrive in the long term.

Apolline Project Vol 1

Apolline Project Vol  1
Author: Ferdinando De Simone,Girolamo De Simone,Roger T. Macfarlane
Publsiher: Girolamo F. De Simone
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 8896055008
ISBN 13: 9788896055007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apolline Project Vol 1 Book Review:

The Medici Women

The Medici Women
Author: Natalie R Tomas
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351885839
ISBN 13: 9781351885836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medici Women Book Review:

The Medici Women is a study of the women of the famous Medici family of Florence in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Natalie Tomas examines critically the changing contribution of the women in the Medici family to the eventual success of the Medici regime and their exercise of power within it; and contributes to our historical understanding of how women were able to wield power in late medieval and early modern Italy and Europe. Tomas takes a feminist approach that examines the experience of the Medici women within a critical framework of gender analysis, rather than biography. Using the relationship between gender and power as a vantage point, she analyzes the Medici women's uses of power and influence over time. She also analyzes the varied contemporary reactions to and representation of that power, and the manner in which the women's actions in the political sphere changed over the course of the century between republican and ducal rule (1434-1537). The narrative focuses especially on how women were able to exercise power, the constraints placed upon them, and how their gender intersected with the exercise of power and influence. Keeping the historiography to a minimum and explaining all unfamiliar Italian terms, Tomas makes her narrative clear and accessible to non-specialists; thus The Medici Women appeals to scholars of women's studies across disciplines and geographical boundaries.

The Nature of Gothic

The Nature of Gothic
Author: John Ruskin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:39637962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Workshop Essentials

Workshop Essentials
Author: Paula Jorde Bloom
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000046497055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Italian Rapier Combat

Italian Rapier Combat
Author: Jared Kirby
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2012-06-30
ISBN 10: 1473815584
ISBN 13: 9781473815582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Italian Rapier Combat Book Review:

This beautifully illustrated and detailed book presents one of the worlds most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout a Europe bewitched by this Italians grace and style. The manual, illustrated with 43 striking illustrations, gives a very real flavour of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of that most lethal of weapons—the rapier.Ferro examines different kinds of swords, their component parts and their suitability, before going on to discuss their actual use. There he expounds his theory as to the timing and direction of thrusts, the essential distances and the need for complete control. He also looks at defensive measures, guards, parries, the need for quick footwork.Capo Ferros text is a practical guide to fighting and one which builds on the theory to show exactly how a superior form of swordsmanship could be learned by Europes elite. His illustrations clearly show the best methods and also show how a rapier could be lethally effective when used with a dagger or with a cloak. This handsome volume is a vital historical record. The book is also sure to give the modern fencer new insights in technique and a greater appreciation of the history of this exciting sport.

A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect

A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect
Author: J. C. Atkinson
Publsiher: Alpha Edition
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2019-09-22
ISBN 10: 9789353891558
ISBN 13: 9353891558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect Book Review:

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Rebecca

Rebecca
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publsiher: Ryerson Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1945
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:221975667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pouring Jewish Water Into Fascist Wine

   Pouring Jewish Water Into Fascist Wine
Author: Robert Aleksander Maryks,Pietro Tacchi Venturi
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2011-10-28
ISBN 10: 9004216707
ISBN 13: 9789004216709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pouring Jewish Water Into Fascist Wine Book Review:

This book offers a critical edition of the petitions in their original Italian language that (Catholic) Jews residing in Italy submitted to the Fascist General Administration for Demography and Race (Demorazza) in order either to be “discriminated,” i.e., not subjected to various provisions of Mussolini’s racial laws.

Pouring Jewish Water into Fascist Wine Volume II

   Pouring Jewish Water into Fascist Wine     Volume II
Author: Robert Aleksander Maryks
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN 10: 9004329714
ISBN 13: 9789004329713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pouring Jewish Water into Fascist Wine Volume II Book Review:

The aim of this project is to offer the reader a critical edition and an English translation of 139 letters that were exchanged between the victims of Mussolini’s racial laws and the Jesuit Pietro Tacchi Venturi.

Hardline

Hardline
Author: Meredith Wild
Publsiher: Forever
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1455591793
ISBN 13: 9781455591794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hardline Book Review:

Software mogul Blake Landon has met his match in headstrong Erica Hathaway. While his controlling nature and her independent spirit continue to battle, Blake has no intention of letting her out of his life again. Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, determined that they will conquer any challenges together. But when he demands more and tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he's kept hidden. As their bonds grow tighter, their enemies close in. With Erica's start-up in danger, Blake's frustration grows as he tries to protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him. Can their relationship survive when Blake's enemies cross the line and threaten more than her livelihood?