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Winter King 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 10:07 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Winter King

Description: A fresh look at the endlessly fascinating Tudors - the dramatic and overlooked story of Henry VII and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty - filled with spies, plots, counter-plots, and an uneasy royal succession to Henry VIII. Near the turn of the sixteenth century, England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy and civil war. Henry Tudor clambered to the top of the heap, a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England's crown who managed to win the throne and stay on it for 24 years. Although he built palaces, hosted magnificent jousts, and sent ambassadors across Europe, for many Henry VII remained a false king. But he had a crucial asset: his family - the queen and their children, the living embodiment of his hoped-for dynasty. Now, in what would be the crowning glory of his reign, his elder son would marry a great Spanish princess.
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Thomas Penn Просмотров:  1370

The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:56 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran

Description: The Koran: It may be the most controversial book in the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy.How can one book lead to such dramatically different conclusions? New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the truth in The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran: not many Westerners know what's in the Koran, since so few have actually read it -- even among the legions of politicians, diplomats, analysts, and editorial writers who vehemently insist that the Koran preaches tolerance.
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Robert Spencer Просмотров:  1466

The Lost Gate 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:51 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Lost Gate

Description: Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself".
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Orson Scott Card Просмотров:  1641

The Broken Sword 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:45 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Broken Sword

Description: Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men.
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Poul Anderson Просмотров:  1470

The Hundred Years War, Volumes 1 & 2 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:40 English Language Комментариев: 3   
The Hundred Years War, Volumes 1 & 2

Description: The bitter conflict between England and France we call The Hundred Years War, and lasting 116 years between 1337 and 1453, was fought over claims by the English kings to the French throne. By the end of this titanic struggle, it can fairly be said that the Middle Ages had come to an end. By the mid-15th century, in the place of feudal monarchies that had depended on the support of their vassals at the outbreak of the war, we find the genesis of the modern nation state with a stable, centralized government backed by a standing professional army, paid for by taxation.
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Alfred H. Burne Просмотров:  1613

The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:31 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War

Description: Apart from The Last of the Mohicans, most Americans know little of the French and Indian War-also known as the Seven Years' War-and yet it remains one of the most fascinating periods in our history. In January 2006, PBS will air The War That Made America, a four-part documentary about this epic conflict. Fred Anderson, the award-winning and critically acclaimed historian, has written the official tie-in to this exciting television event. In The War That Made America, Anderson deftly shows how the expansion of the British colonies into French territory in the 1750s and the ongoing Native American struggle for survival would erupt into seven years of bloodshed and unrest spreading from the backwoods of Pennsylvania to the high courts of Europe, eventually overturning the balance of power on two continents and laying the groundwork for the American Revolution. Beautifully illustrated, richly detailed, and utterly compelling, this is the story of how America as we know it today emerged from a series of fractured colonies and warring tribes into a nation ripe for independence-and nobody tells this story better than Fred Anderson."Overall, this work is an excellent introduction to a complex, dynamic conflict that set the stage for the American Revolution.
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Fred Anderson Просмотров:  1179
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The Spoken Arts Treasury: 100 Modern American Poets Reading Their Poems: Volume One 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:24 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Spoken Arts Treasury: 100 Modern American Poets Reading Their Poems: Volume One

Description: In 1969, "The Spoken Arts Treasury of 100 Modern American Poets"--an unprecedented anthology consisting of 464 poems read by their authors--was released on vinyl lp by Spoken Arts, Inc. The Most important anthology of American poetry ever recorded, this essential document is now available in three volumes from Recorded Books, digitally remastered with introductions and brief poet biographies read by acclaimed narrator Katherine Kellgren. Volume One in "The Spoken Arts Treasury" includes works from the following poets: Edgar Lee Masters, James Weldon Johnson, Gertrude Stein, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, Witter Bynner, Max Eastman, William Carlos Williams, Louis Untermeyer, Ezra Pound, William Rose Benét, John Hall Wheelock, Hilda Doolittle, Robinson Jeffers, Marianne Moore, John Crowe Ransom, T. S. Eliot, Conrad Aiken, Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Archibald MacLeish, Donald Davidson, Dorothy Parker, Mark Van Doren, e.e. cummings, Babette Deutsch, Louise Bogan, Lenore G. Marshall, Stephen Vincent Benét, Malcolm Cowley, Allen Tate, Léonie Adams, Yvor Winters, and Oscar Williams. Spoken Arts, Inc. was founded in 1956 by Luce and Arthur Klein, who met in the south of France at the end of World War II. Arthur was an intelligence officer and Luce was performing reconnaissance for the French underground and finding homes for Jewish children. Their mutual love of literature resulted in the formation of Spoken Arts, Inc. in 1956, and the commissioning of these recordings.
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The New World: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume II 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:08 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The New World: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume II

Description: Between 1485 and 1688, England became a Protestant country under Henry VIII. His daughter, Elizabeth I, battled for succession and supremacy at home, and the discovery of 'the round world' enabled a vast continent across the Atlantic to be explored.
While this new era was spawning the beginnings of modern America, England was engaged in a bloody civil war and sustained a Republican experiment under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell. This is the second volume in Churchill's famous account. The series remains a testament to the skill and insight of a remarkable storyteller and historian.
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Winston Churchill Просмотров:  1140

The Collected Stories (Vol. 5) 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 09:04 English Language Комментариев: 3   
The Collected Stories (Vol. 5)

Description: Arthur C. Clarke is without question the world's best-known science fiction writer, enjoying a career of unequalled success. Clarke has always been celebrated for his prophetic vision, which is fully on display in this audiobook, but there are also many stories which show his imagination in full flight. This is the fifth and final volume in the series, containing classics including Dog Star, A Meeting with Medusa and On Golden Seas. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.
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Arthur C. Clarke Просмотров:  1307

Spring storm (BBC Drama) 

Добавил vredina 14 августа, 2012 08:56 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Spring storm (BBC Drama)

Description: A radio adaptation of the Royal and Derngate, Northampton production, broadcast to mark the centenary of the playwright's birth. Heavenly Critchfield has almost everything a young woman could desire, but when she's forced to decide between respectable suitor Arthur and handsome, wild lover Dick, her actions cause a chain of consequences that tear their lives apart.
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Tennessee Williams Просмотров:  1140

Товарищ жандарм 

Добавил bolt13 11 августа, 2012 19:13 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Товарищ жандарм
Месть. Сладкое слово для потерявшего близкого человека и не ждущего подарков от продажного правосудия. Бывший сотрудник военной контрразведки Службы безопасности Украины решил сам наказать убийц и устроил бойню по всем правилам военного искусства, но система такого не прощает.
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Станислав Сергеев Просмотров:  1862

Гениальность и помешательство 

Добавил deller50 10 августа, 2012 22:50 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Гениальность и помешательство

Чезаре Ломброзо - итальянский тюремный врач-психиатр, родоначальник антропологического направления в криминологии и уголовном праве, основной мыслью которого стала идея о прирождённом преступнике. Главная заслуга в криминологии Ломброзо заключается в том, что он сместил акцент изучения с преступления как деяния на человека — преступника.
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Чезаре Ломброзо Просмотров:  1172
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