Barefoot Gen Jilid#9: Mendobrak Batas Book

Barefoot Gen Jilid#9: Mendobrak Batas | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Barefoot Gen Jilid#9: Mendobrak Batas by Keiji Nakazawa available in full 269 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Art related to Barefoot Gen Jilid#9: Mendobrak Batas below.

Barefoot Gen Jilid#9: Mendobrak Batas

By Keiji Nakazawa
  • ISBN Code: : 6020333051
  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 138
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : barefoot-gen-jilid-9.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Setelah rumahnya digusur untuk proyek pemerintah, Gen tinggal bersama teman-temannya. Secara kebetulan Gen bertemu seorang pelukis miskin yang hebat, dan untuk pertama kali Gen menemukan tujuan baru dalam hidupnya. Seniman itu mengajari Gen melukis, dan Gen terinspirasi oleh keyakinan sang seniman bahwa “seni bisa mendobrak batas-batas”. Gen bertekad untuk menjadi seniman juga, dan bekerja magang pada seorang pelukis poster. Meskpun sering dikasari oleh bosnya dan rekan-rekan kerja yang lebih senior, Gen tetap bertahan untuk mengejar panggilan jiwanya ini.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture
    Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture

    A Book written by Timothy J. Craig, published by Routledge 2015-04-08 - 360 pages - part of Social Science books.

    Get eBook
  • Log Horizon, Vol. 9 (light novel)
    Log Horizon, Vol. 9 (light novel)

    A Book written by Mamare Touno, published by Yen Press LLC 2020-02-18 - 256 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Hiroshima
    Hiroshima

    A Book written by Nakazawa Keiji, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010-11-16 - 216 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Millionaire Teacher
    Millionaire Teacher

    A Book written by Andrew Hallam, published by John Wiley & Sons 2016-11-28 - 256 pages - part of Business & Economics books.

    Get eBook
  • Vinland Saga
    Vinland Saga

    A Book written by Makoto Yukimura, published by Kodansha Comics 2015-09-29 - 400 pages - part of Comics & Graphic Novels books.

    Get eBook
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    A Book written by George Orwell, published by epubli 2021-01-09 - 327 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Korean War Comic Books
    Korean War Comic Books

    A Book written by Leonard Rifas, published by McFarland 2021-05-11 - 345 pages - part of Literary Criticism books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985516723
  • Total of Pages : 577
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: the-brothers-karamazov.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication. The book portrays a parricide in which each of the murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. On a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, free will and modern Russia. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.

Discipline and Punish

By Michel Foucault
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307819299
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 666
  • Pdf File: discipline-and-punish.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547345909
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: the-giver.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

A Source Book for Mediaeval History : Selected Documents illustrating the History of Europe in the Middle Age

By Oliver J. Thatcher,Edgar Holmes McNeal
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 646
  • Category :
  • Members : 220
  • Pdf File: a-source-book-for-mediaeval-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Source Book for Mediaeval History : Selected Documents illustrating the History of Europe in the Middle Age It will be observed that we have made use chiefly of documents, quoting from chronicles only when it seemed absolutely necessary. An exception to this general principle is found in section I, where a larger use of chronicles was rendered necessary by the lack of documentary sources for much of the period covered; but it is perhaps unnecessary to apologize for presenting selections from the important histories of Tacitus, Gregory, Einhard, and Widukind. In the matter of form (translation, omissions, arrangements, notes, etc.), we were guided by considerations of the purpose of the book. The style of most of the documents in the original is involved, obscure, bombastic, and repetitious. A faithful rendition into English would often be quite unintelligible. We have endeavored to make a clear and readable translation, but always to give the correct meaning. If we have failed in the latter it is not for want of constant effort. We have not hesitated to omit phrases and clauses, often of a parenthetical nature, the presence of which in the translation would only render the passage obscure and obstruct the thought. As a rule we have given the full text of the body of the document, but we have generally omitted the first and last paragraphs, the former containing usually titles and pious generalities, and the latter being composed of lists of witnesses, etc. We have given a sufficient number of the documents in full to illustrate these features of mediæval diplomatics. All but the most trivial omissions in the text (which are matters rather of form of translation) are indicated thus: ... Insertions in the text to explain the meaning of phrases are inclosed in brackets [ ]. Quotations from the Bible are regularly given in the words of the Authorized Version, but where the Latin (taken from the Vulgate) differs in any essential manner, we have sometimes translated the passage literally. Within each section the documents are arranged in chronological order, except in a few cases where the topical arrangement seemed necessary. We believe that the explanatory notes in the form of introductions and foot-notes will be found of service; they are by no means exhaustive, but are intended to explain the setting and importance of the document and the difficult or obscure passages it may contain. The reference to the work or the collection in which the original is found is given after the title of practically every document; the meaning of the references will be plain from the accompanying bibliography. The original of nearly all the documents is in Latin; some few are in Greek, Old French, or German, and in such cases the language of the original is indicated. It is impossible, of course, to give explicit directions as to the use of the book, other than the very obvious methods of requiring the student to read and analyze the documents assigned in connection with the lesson in the text-book, and of making clear to him the relation of the document to the event. It may be possible also for the teacher to give the student some notion of the meaning of "historical method"; e.g., the necessity of making allowance for the ignorance or the bias of the author in chronicles, or the way in which a knowledge of institutions is deduced from incidental references in documents. Suggestions of both sorts will be found in the introduction and notes. The teacher should insist on the use of such helps as are found in the book: notes, cross-references, glossary, etc. Groups of documents can be used to advantage in topical work: assigned topics worked up from authorities can be illustrated by documents selected from the book; e.g., imperial elections, papal elections, the Normans in Sicily, history of the Austrian dominions, Germans and Slavs on the eastern frontier, relations of the emperors and the popes before the investiture strife, etc.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4--Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 9

By Hirohiko Araki
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1974727424
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 514
  • Pdf File: jojo-s-bizarre-adventure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Diamond is unbreakable! Josuke, Koichi, Okuyasu, Jotaro, Rohan and their newfound friends have been searching Morioh for any trace of the serial killer and Stand user Yoshikage Kira. After much effort and many battles against enemy Stands, they’ve found their prey! But does Kira have the upper hand after all? This is it! Witness the final battle of Yoshikage Kira and Josuke Higashikata, as Deadly Queen and Shining Diamond go head-to-head! -- VIZ Media

Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents

By Brent L. Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 1437930611
  • Total of Pages : 539
  • Category :
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: pre-incident-indicators-of-terrorist-incidents.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Explores whether sufficient data exists to examine the temporal and spatial relationships that existed in terrorist group planning, and if so, could patterns of preparatory conduct be identified? About one-half of the terrorists resided, planned, and prepared for terrorism relatively close to their eventual target. The terrorist groups existed for 1,205 days from the first planning meeting to the date of the actual/planned terrorist incident. The planning process for specific acts began 2-3 months prior to the terrorist incident. This study examined selected terrorist groups/incidents in the U.S. from 1980-2002. It provides for the potential to identify patterns of conduct that might lead to intervention prior to the commission of the actual terrorist incidents. Illustrations.

The Brain That Changes Itself

By Norman Doidge
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101147113
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: the-brain-that-changes-itself.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

The Day the Sun Rose in the West

By Oishi Matashichi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Book Code : 0824860209
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : History
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: the-day-the-sun-rose-in-the-west.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On March 1, 1954, the U.S. exploded a hydrogen bomb at Bikini in the South Pacific. The fifteen-megaton bomb was a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, and its fallout spread far beyond the official “no-sail” zone the U.S. had designated. Fishing just outside the zone at the time of the blast, the Lucky Dragon #5 was showered with radioactive ash. Making the difficult voyage back to their home port of Yaizu, twenty-year-old Oishi Matashichi and his shipmates became ill from maladies they could not comprehend. They were all hospitalized with radiation sickness, and one man died within a few months. The Lucky Dragon #5 became the focus of a major international incident, but many years passed before the truth behind U.S. nuclear testing in the Pacific emerged. Late in his life, overcoming social and political pressures to remain silent, Oishi began to speak about his experience and what he had since learned about Bikini. His primary audience was schoolchildren; his primary forum, the museum in Tokyo built around the salvaged hull of the Lucky Dragon #5. Oishi’s advocacy has helped keep the Lucky Dragon #5 incident in Japan’s national consciousness. Oishi relates the horrors he and the others underwent following Bikini: the months in hospital; the death of their crew mate; the accusations by the U.S. and even some Japanese that the Lucky Dragon #5 had been spying for the Soviets; the long campaign to win government funding for medical treatment; the enduring stigma of exposure to radiation. The Day the Sun Rose in the West stands as a powerful statement about the Cold War and the U.S.–Japan relationship as it impacted the lives of a handful of fishermen and ultimately all of us who live in the post-nuclear age.

The Pulpit Commentary, Volume 9

By Spence-Jones, Henry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 664
  • Category : History
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: the-pulpit-commentary-volume-9.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Pulpit Commentary was first published between 1880 and 1919 and is a highly respected work written by conservative, trustworthy men. Containing over 22,000 pages and 95,000 entries, it is one of the largest and best-selling homiletic commentary sets of all time. It was directed by editors Joseph Exell and Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones and utilized more than 100 authors over a 30-year span. When reading this commentary, it is not difficult to see why it has remained a favorite amongst pastors for more than 100 years. There are three key elements which set this apart from its contemporaries, the first being that it gives an exposition or verse-by-verse annotation of each verse in the Bible. The second element is that it explores the framework of the text, the homiletics. Finally, it supplies the homilies with multiple model sermons from various authors. Also included is a translation as well as historical and geographical information. The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle declared, “This commentary bids fair to take a conspicuous place among the ever-multiplying aids to the study of the Holy Scriptures. It will revive the great work of Lange, and will far exceed the Speaker's Commentary in the bulk and fullness of its material. The peculiarity of the Pulpit Commentary is that it offers special assistance to the preacher: first by giving him a critical and exegetical exposition of the text of Scripture, and then providing him with succinct and helpful directions as to the preachable aspects of the chapter and paragraph already explained." The print edition of this set typically retails for more than $1,000 making the current offered price a very good bargain. Due to its size, it has been broken up into nine separate volumes: Volume 1 - Genesis to Joshua Volume 2 - Judges to 2 Kings Volume 3 - 1 Chronicles to Job Volume 4 - Psalms to Song of Songs Volume 5 - Isaiah to Daniel Volume 6 - Hosea to Malachi Volume 7 - Matthew to John Volume 8 - Act to Philippians Volume 9- Colossians to Revelation The footnotes have been placed in line with the text with each footnote number enclosed in red brackets (i.e.: []) and the text in green. There is also a linked table of contents at the beginning of each volume for ease of navigation. Key Features: * Over 22,000 pages with more than 95,000 entries * One of the largest and exhaustive commentary sets of its kind * Contributions from over 100 authors * Expositions—with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of each verse of the Bible * Homiletics—with the framework or overall look of the text * Homilies—four to six sample sermons from various authors * Detailed information on Biblical customs * Historical and geographical information * Translations of key Hebrew and Greek words All 23 Volumes of the printed version are included in these nine volumes. 1. Genesis/Exodus 2. Leviticus/Numbers 3. Deuteronomy/Joshua/Judges 4. Ruth/1&2 Samuel 5. 1&2 Kings 6. 1&2 Chronicles 7. Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther/Job 8. Psalms 9. Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon 10. Isaiah 11. Jeremiah/Lamentations 12. Ezekiel 13. Daniel/Hosea/Joel 14. Amos - Malachi 15. Matthew 16. Mark/Luke 17. John 18. Acts/Romans 19. 1&2 Corinthians 20. Galatians - Colossians 21. 1&2 Thessalonians - James 22. 1&2 Peter - Revelation

General and Synthetic Methods

By G Pattenden
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Book Code : 1847556213
  • Total of Pages : 744
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: general-and-synthetic-methods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Specialist Periodical Reports provide systematic and detailed review coverage of progress in the major areas of chemical research. Written by experts in their specialist fields the series creates a unique service for the active research chemist, supplying regular critical in-depth accounts of progress in particular areas of chemistry. For over 80 years the Royal Society of Chemistry and its predecessor, the Chemical Society, have been publishing reports charting developments in chemistry, which originally took the form of Annual Reports. However, by 1967 the whole spectrum of chemistry could no longer be contained within one volume and the series Specialist Periodical Reports was born. The Annual Reports themselves still existed but were divided into two, and subsequently three, volumes covering Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. For more general coverage of the highlights in chemistry they remain a 'must'. Since that time the SPR series has altered according to the fluctuating degree of activity in various fields of chemistry. Some titles have remained unchanged, while others have altered their emphasis along with their titles; some have been combined under a new name whereas others have had to be discontinued. The current list of Specialist Periodical Reports can be seen on the inside flap of this volume.

The Washingtons. Volume 5, Part 1

By Justin Glenn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Savas Publishing
  • Book Code : 1940669308
  • Total of Pages : 981
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: the-washingtons-volume-5-part-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the fifth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume Two highlighted notable family members in the next eight generations of John and Anne Washington’s descendants, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. Volume Three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volume Four resumed the family history where Volume One ended, and it contained Generation Eight of the immigrant John Washington’s descendants. Volume Five now presents Generation Nine, including more than 10,000 descendants. Future volumes will trace generations ten through fifteen, making a total of over 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. ADVANCE PRAISE “I am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. Glenn’s The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.” John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person “Decades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail—many of them Confederates of interest and importance.” Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

The Washingtons. Volume 5, Part 2

By Justin Glenn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 1940669375
  • Total of Pages : 981
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: the-washingtons-volume-5-part-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the fifth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume Two highlighted notable family members in the next eight generations of John and Anne Washington’s descendants, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. Volume Three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volume Four resumed the family history where Volume One ended, and it contained Generation Eight of the immigrant John Washington’s descendants. Volume Five now presents Generation Nine, including more than 10,000 descendants. Future volumes will trace generations ten through fifteen, making a total of over 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. ADVANCE PRAISE “I am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. Glenn’s The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.” John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person “Decades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail—many of them Confederates of interest and importance.” Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

Eisenhower Volume I

By Stephen E. Ambrose
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476745862
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: eisenhower-volume-i.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Dwight D. Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, and most objective rendering yet of the soldier who became president. At various times in his life, Eisenhower was a soldier at wartime, the Chief of Staff, patron to the North American Treaty Organization, president of Columbia University, and the Supreme Commander of the United States. However, he was also a father, son, husband, and friend. This deeply personal biography concerns itself less with the “life and times” of Eisenhower and more on the man himself, his achievements and triumphs, failures and concerns, as well as his relationships with those closest to him. A charismatic leader with a high degree of intelligence, integrity, tremendous energy and a commitment to basic principles that drew soldiers, civilians, and foreigners alike to him, Eisenhower was also ambitious, sensitive to criticism, and avid sportsman who was terribly loyal to his friends and family. Ultimately, Ambrose presents a masterful portrait of Eisenhower that finely delves into his personal life during his presidency, the onset of the Cold war, and as the leader of a rapidly evolving nation struggling with issues as diverse as civil rights, atomic weapons, and a new global role. Ambrose shows what an extraordinary person Eisenhower was and the extent to which many who live in freedom today owe to him. This superb interpretation of Eisenhower's life confirms Stephen Ambrose's position as one of the nation’s finest historians.

Barefoot to Billionaire

By Jon Huntsman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 146831145X
  • Total of Pages : 423
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: barefoot-to-billionaire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The company he founded in 1970, the Huntsman Corporation, is now one of the largest petrochemical manufacturers in the world, employing more than 12,000 people and generating over $10 billion in revenue each year. Success in business, though, has always been a means to an end—never an end in itself. In Barefoot to Billionaire, Huntsman revisits the key moments in his life that shaped his view of faith, family, service, and the responsibility that comes with wealth. He writes candidly about his brief tenure in the Nixon administration, which preceded the Watergate scandal but still left a deep impression on him about the abuse of power and the significance of personal respect and integrity. He also opens up about his faith and prominent membership in the Church Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But most importantly, Huntsman reveals the rationale behind his commitment to give away his entire fortune before his death. In 1995, Huntsman and his wife Karen founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute and have since dedicated more than a billion dollars of their personal funds to the fight for a cure. They don’t plan to stop giving until the battle is won. In this increasingly materialistic world, Barefoot to Billionaire is a refreshing reminder of the enduring power of traditional values.

My Cute Princess Grows Up

By Mo ZiBai
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648572774
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 176
  • Pdf File: my-cute-princess-grows-up.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The work won the award for reading 2018 "Popular Works of the Year" by Miku! Other people marrying to a beautiful woman, while he marrying to a little girl, would definitely not. Others marry and raise as wives, he marry and raise as daughters. He was even more depressed because his achievements were illustrious and his name was renowned throughout the Nine Continents. The commoners called him Evil God and even the emperor would have to be slightly shorter if they saw him. However, his family's Concubine Xiao Wang dared to clap on the table and shout at him: If you don't listen, I won't hit you.

The King's African Rifles - Volume 2

By Lieutenant-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1781506639
  • Total of Pages : 355
  • Category : History
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: the-king-s-african-rifles-volume-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a regimental history with a difference, one that is bound up with the history of the British Empire in Africa and the extension and development of British rule in the territories of Somaliland, British East Africa (redesignated Kenya from July 1920), Uganda, Nyasaland and, after 1918, Tanganyika (previously German East Africa). These were the territories that were the recruiting grounds for the KAR to which officers from the British Army were seconded - there were no permanent commissions in the KAR unlike the Indian Army which had its own officer structure. No regiment has ever been more intimately connected with the territory through which it marched and fought, or with the peoples from which it was recruited. It was a unique regiment. The author has arranged the book in five parts: The Campaigns of the Early Regiments; The Consolidation of the Regiment, 1901-1914; The East Africa Campaign, 1914-1918; Internal Security and Reorganization 1914-1939; and The War of 1939-1945. The story begins with the political background to the British administration in East and Central Africa up to the close of the nineteenth century. During the last decade of that century three regiments were formed which were the forerunners of the K.A.R - The Central African Regiment, The Uganda Rifles and the East African Rifles. These saw action in various expeditions and campaigns, in Mauritius, Somaliland, The Ashanti War, The Gambia Expedition, Expeditions against the Nandi and others. On 1 January 1902 the King’s African Rifles came into being, incorporating the original regiments as battalions, six battalions: 1st and 2nd (Central Africa); 3rd (East Africa); 4th and 5th (Uganda) and 6th (Somaliland) Battalions. The total strength was returned as 4,683 officers and men, including 104 British officers. For the new regiment the main operations before WWI were the campaigns against the Mad Mullah of Somaliland involving four expeditions; he wasn’t finally seen off until 1920. During the Great War there were 21 battalions and at peak strength in July 1918 the K.A.R. numbered 1,193 officers, 1,497 British NCOs and 30,658 Africans; casualties amounted to 5,117 with a further 3,039 died of disease. The regiment’s part in the campaign against von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa is fully described. The regiment was again in action during WWII taking part in three separate campaigns: the defeat of the Italians in Somalia and Abyssinia; the occupation of Madagascar against the opposition of the Vichy French; and the reconquest of Burma when, for the first time, K.A.R. battalions fought outside the continent of Africa. This must be one of the best regimental histories ever written.

Environmental Toxicology And Human Health - Volume II

By Tetsuo Satoh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Book Code : 1848262523
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category :
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: environmental-toxicology-and-human-health-volume-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Environmental Toxicology and Human Health is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Toxicology is the study of harmful effects of chemicals on biological systems. Humans, animals, and plants are increasingly being exposed to chemicals in the environment. The ever-increasing use of chemicals in industries has also resulted in further pollution of the environment. As toxic chemicals are widespread in the environment, there is a potential for these chemicals to cause significant damage and harmful effects on human health. The volume on Environmental Toxicology and Human Health discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: Environmental Toxicology and Human Health; Health Effects from Exposure to Acute Levels of Industrial Chemicals; Health Effects from Exposure to Chronic Levels of Industrial Chemicals; Control Strategies; Pediatric Lead Poisoning of Residential Origin; Insecticides; Herbicides; Rodenticides; Virus-Induced Diseases; Fungus and Actinomycete-Induced Diseases; Sportfish Consumption: Socio-Cultural and Economic Aspects, Ethnicity and Effectiveness of Health Advisories; Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Residential Indoor Air Quality and Human Health; Social Concerns for Environmental Exposures to Toxic Substances; Environmental Justice as a Component of Environmental Decision-Making; Minamata Disease in Japan; Mercury-Contaminated Grain in Iraq; Case Study of Air Pollution Episodes in Meuse Valley of Belgium, Donora of Pennsylvania, and London, U.K.; Case Study of the Bhopal Incident; Case Study of Lyme Disease; Case History: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Zaire, 1995; Case Studies of Anthrax Outbreaks; Case Study of Health Effects of Cryptosporidium in Drinking Water . These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

The Greatest War -

By Gerald Astor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0446565547
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : History
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The third volume of this American combat history of World War II highlights the exploits of General MacArthur in the Phillipines and General Patton in Germany and covers from the Battle of the Bulge to Hiroshima and the end of the war.

The Complete Short Stories of Charles Dickens: 190+ Titles in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)

By Charles Dickens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 802722506X
  • Total of Pages : 4952
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 659
  • Pdf File: the-complete-short-stories-of-charles-dickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Short Stories of Charles Dickens: 190+ Titles in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Criticism Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Limitations of Dickens by Henry James The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang David Copperfield by Virginia Woolf Biographies Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster Dickens' London by M. F. Mansfield Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

The Greatest Christmas Tales & Poems in One Volume (Illustrated)

By Louisa May Alcott,Mark Twain,O. Henry,Beatrix Potter,Charles Dickens,Emily Dickinson,Walter Scott,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,George MacDonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Clement Moore,Edward Berens,William Dean Howells,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026872363
  • Total of Pages : 4179
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-christmas-tales-poems-in-one-volume.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Christmas Tales & Poems in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Christmas Tales A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Kidnapped Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) The Mistletoe Bough (Anthony Trollope) The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Andersen) The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen) The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Hans Christian Andersen) The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen) A Little Book of Christmas (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas (Mary E. Wilkins Freeman) Little Girl's Christmas (Winnifred E. Lincoln) The Elves and the Shoemaker (Brothers Grimm) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy)… The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) A Visit From Saint Nicholas (Clement Moore) Happy Hearts (June Isle) The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Amanda M. Douglas) The Chimes (Charles Dickens) Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions (Charles Dickens)…. Poems & Carols Silent Night King Winter The Night After Christmas The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) Christmas Bells (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Twelve Days of Christmas Minstrels (William Wordsworth) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Magi (William Butler Yeats) The Mahogany Tree (William Makepeace Thackeray) Hymn On The Morning Of Christ's Nativity (John Milton) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) The Oxen (Thomas Hardy) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman …

The History of Customs in Song, Liao, Jin and Xixia Dynasty

By Li Shi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DeepLogic
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 343
  • Pdf File: the-history-of-customs-in-song-liao-jin-and-xixia-dynasty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is the volume of “The History of Customs in Song, Liao, Jin and Xixia Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

Barefoot Summer

By Denise Hunter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1401687016
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: barefoot-summer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Madison’s heart has been closed for years. But one summer can change everything. In the years since her twin brother’s drowning, Madison McKinley has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her. To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill her brother’s dream of winning the town’s annual regatta. But first she has to learn to sail, and fast. Beckett O’Reilly knows Madison is out of his league, but someone neglected to tell his heart. Now she needs his help—and he’ll give it, because he owes her far more than she’ll ever know. Madison will do anything—even work with the infamous Beckett O’Reilly—to reach her goal. And as much as she’d like to deny it, the chemistry between them is electrifying. As summer wanes, her feelings for him grow and a fledgling faith takes root in her heart. But Beckett harbors a secret that will test the limits of their new love. Can their romance survive summer’s challenges? And will achieving her brother’s dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks? “Hold-your-breath romance, heartache, and laugh-out-loud moments. It’s more than a good read. It’s a delight.” —Lisa T. Bergren, best-selling author of Glamorous Illusions “A compelling, romantic tale of hope, healing, and a love that’s meant to be . . .” —Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author of Blue Moon Bay and Firefly Island

A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles

By Otto Jespersen,P Christophersen,Niels Haislund,Knud Schibsbye
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135664919
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: a-modern-english-grammar-on-historical-principles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book was first published in 1954.

One Kind Walk

By Christine DePetrillo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christine DePetrillo
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: one-kind-walk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Invincible. It was one thing to say that word. It was another thing entirely to actually feel it. Landon Henley is content to do his radio show from his basement despite his family’s attempts to get him to leave his home and rejoin society. Face-to-face encounters are too risky. They might lead to meeting people. To possibly falling in love with people. To potentially losing people in horrible accidents caused by irresponsible drivers. He wouldn’t survive that. Not a second time. Landon’s best option is to hide away and limit his contact with the outside world. That includes getting rid of a puppy who has decided Landon’s backyard is a great place to call her own. A dog is the last thing he needs. Dogs need walks, and he definitely doesn’t do walks. When this pupper crashes Aliza Danahy’s outdoor yoga class, however, the dog won’t be the only one panting. But Aliza isn’t ready to trust another man. Not after divorcing her drug lord of a husband and moving back to Vermont. Her heart has taken a beating, and she’s got the nightmares to prove it. Is one kind walk enough to bring broken hearts back to life? One Kind Walk is a starting-over, small-town, contemporary romance that features a heroine returning to her hometown after divorce and a hermit hero hiding from the world. The One Kind Deed Series, contemporary romance "The town, the people, the love story... a perfect romance." Other Series by Christine DePetrillo The Maple Leaf Series, contemporary romance "Fears, pride, love, passion ~ beautifully woven together with substance and depth." The Warrior Wolves Series, paranormal romance "Full of memorable characters with a solid plot and plenty of passion." The Shielded Series, sci-fi romance "Great world-building, excellent emotional depth, and a great ending..."

Magical Doctor of Life

By Tie BeiLe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649556160
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: magical-doctor-of-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Li Yifan, with the Nine Yin Meridians on his body, was able to reach the world with just his hands alone. He had stolen the hearts of countless young girls, and facing the women around him, Li Yifan chuckled and waved his hand, "Come ... Let this Divine Doctor treat your illnesses. "

Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology

By P. F. Fox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1461526507
  • Total of Pages : 601
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: cheese.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first edition of this book was very well received by the various groups (lecturers, students, researchers and industrialists) interested in the scientific and techno logical aspects of cheese. The initial printing was sold out faster than anticipated and created an opportunity to revise and extend the book. The second edition retains all 21 subjects from the first edition, generally revised by the same authors and in some cases expanded considerably. In addition, 10 new chapters have been added: Cheese: Methods of chemical analysis; Biochemistry of cheese ripening; Water activity and the composition of cheese; Growth and survival of pathogenic and other undesirable microorganisms in cheese; Mem brane processes in cheese technology, in Volume 1 and North-European varieties; Cheeses of the former USSR; Mozzarella and Pizza cheese; Acid-coagulated cheeses and Cheeses from sheep's and goats' milk in Volume 2. These new chapters were included mainly to fill perceived deficiencies in the first edition. The book provides an in-depth coverage of the principal scientific and techno logical aspects of cheese. While it is intended primarily for lecturers, senior students and researchers, production management and quality control personnel should find it to be a very valuable reference book. Although cheese production has become increasingly scientific in recent years, the quality of the final product is still not totally predictable. It is not claimed that this book will provide all the answers for the cheese scientist/technologist but it does provide the most com prehensive compendium of scientific knowledge on cheese available.

Queen's Tormenting Love

By Jin BianRuiXiang
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1636313817
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 890
  • Pdf File: queen-s-tormenting-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

She was a war general, but she died in October due to her mistake in marrying a good man. The heavens had eyes, and it caused her, who had a deep grudge against him, to attach her soul to the beggar who had frozen to death by the roadside. Once she was reborn, she was saved by the prince who fed her and helped her find her martial arts. She swore to send all the people who had injured her in her previous life to hell, one by one, to never be able to stand up again.

History of Customs in the Ming Dynasty

By Li Shi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DeepLogic
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 186
  • Pdf File: history-of-customs-in-the-ming-dynasty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is the volume of “History of Customs in the Ming Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

Balthasar's Odyssey

By Amin Maalouf
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448128048
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: balthasar-s-odyssey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, is it possible that there is a secret one-hundredth name? In this tale of magic and mystery, of love and danger, Balthasar's ultimate quest is to find the secret that could save the world. Before the dawn of the apocalyptic 'Year of the Beast' in 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Genoese Levantine merchant, sets out on an adventure that will take him across the breadth of the civilised world, from Constantinople, through the Mediterranean, to London shortly before the Great Fire. Balthasar's urgent quest is to track down a copy of one of the rarest and most coveted books ever printed, a volume called 'The Hundredth Name', its contents are thought to be of vital importance to the future of the world. There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, and merely to know this most secret hundredth name will, Balthasar believes, ensure his salvation.

Frog Under A Coconut Shell

By Josephine Chia
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : 9814398977
  • Total of Pages : 401
  • Category :
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: frog-under-a-coconut-shell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Frog Under A Coconut Shell means in Malay, “Katuk Bawah Tempurong”, an idiom which likens someone to a frog that lives under a coconut shell, who believes the shell to be its entire world. It is a reference to the author’s own mother, who although herself uneducated and living in a parochial existence in a small kampong (attap village), believed in and struggled for a greater vision—the right to educate her daughter. The author beautifully evokes the experience of living with her family in rural Potong Pasir of the 1950s and 60s, and paints in heartwarming detail, her mother’s life journey from the bloom of her youth to her present affliction with Alzheimer’s disease. In part a nostalgic memoir of Old Singapore, Frog Under A Coconut Shell, is also, most wholeheartedly, a testament to the love and courage of a mother that changed the life of her daughter forever.

Country, Park & City

By Francis R. Kowsky
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195346855
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: country-park-city.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After beginning his career as an architect in London, Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) came to the Hudson River valley in 1850 at the invitation of Andrew Jackson Downing, the reform-minded writer on houses and gardens. As Downing's partner, and after Downing's death in 1852, Vaux designed country and suburban dwellings that were remarkable for their well-conceived plans and their sensitive rapport with nature. By 1857, the year he published his book Villas and Cottages, Vaux had moved to New York City. There he asked Frederick Law Olmsted to join him in preparing a design for Central Park. He spent the next 38 years defending and refining their vision of Central Park as a work of art. After the Civil War, he and Olmsted led the nascent American park movement with their designs for parks and parkways in Brooklyn, Buffalo, and many other American cities. Apart from undertakings with Olmsted, Vaux cultivated a distinguished architectural practice. Among his clients were the artist Frederic Church, whose dream house, Olana, he helped create; and the reform politician Samuel Tilden, whose residence on New York's Gramercy Park remains one of the country's outstanding Victorian buildings. A pioneering advocate for apartment houses in American cities, Vaux designed buildings that mirrored the advance of urbanization in America, including early model housing for the poor. He planned the original portions of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History and conceived a stunning proposal for a vast iron and glass building to house the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Especially notable are the many bridges and other charming structures that he designed for Central Park. Vaux considered the Park's Terrace, decorated by J. W. Mould, as his greatest achievement. An active participant in the cultural and intellectual life of New York, Vaux was an idealist who regarded himself as an artist and a professional. And while much has been written on Olmsted, comparatively little has been published about Vaux. The first in-depth account of Vaux's career, Country, Park, and City should be of great interest to historians of art, architecture, and urbanism, as well as preservationists and other readers interested in New York City's past and America's first parks.