The History of France's Peasants is more a history of their revolts, and lacks greatly in providing a real general look at French peasants, but its excellent usage of primary sources and wide historical grasp makes it a strong history book nevertheless.
Alif was a young girl who lived in Izmir. She was a different girl and because of her unique nature, everyone wanted to be on her favourite list. But when life becomes cruel and a person ultimately says, "I fall upon the thorns of life, I bleed". The same was the case with Alif.
Ora B took well to being a full-time farmer, as he had always looked forward to. The Ford Model T had sold more than 10,000 units by the end of the year. Joe and Vernon were admitted to the Masons. Their wives enjoyed the related family activities. Changes were occurring in the Bunkhouse.
A thriller set during World War when an all-women team is parachuted into France in 1944 for action to support D- Day.
Bogged down in petty details, one-sided, and limited in scope, the Dutch East India Company and Mysore is terribly inaccessible for the average reader and lacks greatly for broader value.
Despite some limitations on its theme and a lack of internal analysis of Indian political structures relevant to naval action, Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India is a refreshingly well-rounded book which places the Indian perspective squarely front and center in naval warfare.
Celebrate Black History in February with this delightful memoir of our newly elected Vice-President Kamala Harris. Young readers will be excited to read about her as a child and through her career as a lawyer and then senator. Photos of her life and colorful illustrations are included.
Although with some occasional fragments of useful information, the scattered and unsystemic nature of Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World prevents it from usefully presenting any real overall perspective on naval leaders and leadership.
What if the hive mind could infect you and control you? What if those in power use the threat of the virus to control even those who are not infected? Especially if you’re a Thought Criminal …
Ora B and Sarah Jane graduated from High School. There were many celebrations. Ora B became a full-time farmer. The wedding of Joe and Beth was successful. They loved moving into their new homes. Dr. Wilcox and Dr. Seaman got their Ford Model As delivered.
King Jesus, by Robert Graves of I Claudius fame, is a book that can't make up its mind. Does it want to be a "what-if" historical novel, or a dull mythological treatise? Reviewer Mel Carriere's belief suspenders sagged around his ankles reading this one.
Charlie Higson is one of the rare breeds of writers who have made a name in many fields including creative writing, TV and Films.
In the book "Brain on Fire" Susannah Cahalan, journalist from New York, tries to explain what does the battle with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis look like. The book also aspired Gerard Barrett to make a film, based on her life changing story.
How would you like to turn into a rabbit? Come along with Albie as she must make a choice to stay a rabbit or go to be with her sisters as girls again after the adventure of wanting to save a sinking island is over. A lesson in family loyalty is part of The Last Rabbit. Adventures abound!
Ora B loved to read about automobiles in the newspapers. Sarah Jane earned the lead in the Senior Class Play. The McDonalds got electric power and telephone service to their rural locations. Parks Wagon Works became Parks Carriage Works as they turned to building truck bodies.
Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penanace, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory. In the shadow of the Black Hills, she became Miss Aggie, respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid...
CC Hunter is an American writer who writes books with a supernatural theme. Her novel 'Taken at dusk' is true to her forte and is both thrilling and exciting.
In 1925, Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby sold only 25,000 copies at $2. each. Today, the novel has sold over 30 million copies. The novel has been made into an opera, five film versions, a Taylor Swift song, and hundreds of articles.
Myrtle and Caroline finally decided to get indoor plumbing. They were happy that they made that decision. Sarah Jane had the female lead in the Junior Class Play at school. Joe asked his classmate Vernon Rhodes to work toward becoming Masons together. An Oculist arrived in Oak Springs.
A decent enough summary, War at Sea in the Age of Sail has a somewhat arbitrary coverage of different conflicts and is prone to worship of the Royal Navy, but still gives enough technical information and covers enough otherwise little known events to make it a worthwhile read.
An incredibly detailed analysis of China's economic development in the 1950s in the evolution of its personnel and economic structures, Les Cent Fleurs à L'Usine provides for a sophisticated and holistic understanding of the contradictions of the Soviet economic model in China.
A brilliantly detailed, engaging, humorous, wide ranging, personable, and authoritative book of Napoleon's military, Swords Around a Throne is an unmissable book for those who are interested in the Napoleonic Wars.
Very institutional focused and determined to root our structural factors, The Post-Soviet Wars gives a strong understanding of the roots of conflict in the Caucasus and their political framework, but is otherwise very limited and too focused.
France passed through difficult and sensitive periods during the nineteenth century in all social, economic, and political aspects, represented by internal revolutions, a stifling social and economic crisis, and a turbulent and deteriorating political situation. Victor Hugo,
Books are a guilty pleasure. “Let's curl up by the fire with a book that would soothe and calm the soul.” These 5 inspiring books will help you encounter a diversity of tastes, genres, and perspectives from a variety of authors.
Second installment in the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries
Neil Gaimen is one of those authors who has the world singing his praises. And I never understood it. My opinion on him has been meh throughout the years. But will this horror tale be the one? Will it be a great tale worth reading? Check out this review and find out.
It's written under the influence of Jesus Christ in the 19th century. For many years this story was considered a Nobel literary work. The Book of Ben-Har: A Tale of the Christ by Leu Wallace made a Grand film. Worldwide the film was watched by 10 million people and won 11 Academy Awards.
Sensing Chicago is well constructed and gives a look into some of the ways in which life, technology, and disaster was perceived in Chicago in the 19th century, but its short length and the natural limitations of the text medium hold it back.
National News continued to reach Oak Springs. Ora B and Sarah Jane pursued their interests through the year. Joe and Beth graduated from High School and made their big announcement. Changes in the community came and went as life continued across the valley.
Everyone’s situation was unique in 2020, and whether you found yourself becoming a teaching assistant for your children, becoming a tech guru as you navigated remote work, seeking career advancement, or just trying to survive the chaos, I hope you will find the following books as helpful as I did!
Leigh Bargugo is an author who wrote the amazing horror tale The Ninth House. But what about her earlier works? Here is a review of one of her earlier YA novels. Does it hold a candle to her later work? Read this review and find out.
In the current American city of Burkittsville, Maryland, there is a legend about the Blair Witch. The real name of this witch was Elly Kedward. Accused of witchcraft and convicted, Elly Kedward was exiled to the Black Hills Forest.
Tragedy struck with the death of another pioneer. But, life in Oak Springs carried on as Ora B got a new horse, and Joe and Beth kept up singing appearances with Ward and Rosy. A tradesman, a mason and bricklayer, arrived in town. Young folks continued to marry, to keep the population growing.the
A self-help book that is entertaining, sassy, cusses, and still delivers a message of inner confidence that will help you unlock your true potential and start living your best life.
ELizabeth Bathory better known as Blood Countess, was involved with many deaths and torture involving mostly young women. She is figure often compared to Dracula and believed to be a "vampire" by some. But did Elizabeth truly commit the crimes that history would have us believe? Or was she innocent?