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Towers of Stone

By Wojciech Jagielski
  • ISBN Code: : 1609800397
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
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In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a hero to some, a dangerous warlord to others; and Aslan Maskhadov, a calculating and sober politician, who is viewed as a providential savior by some of his compatriots and a cowardly opportunist by the rest. Caught up in a war to which they owe everything and without which they could not live, the two fighters face enemy forces—and one another—in protean conflicts that prove hard to quell. Viewing the two men’s personal story as a microcosm of the conflict threatening to devour a land and its peoples, Jagielski distills the bitter history of the region with forceful clarity.

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  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: frostborn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The end of the quest is at hand. RIDMARK ARBAN has sought to stop the return of the evil Frostborn. Now the malignant wizard Shadowbearer is ready to summon the Frostborn once more. Unless Ridmark stops him, Shadowbearer shall cover the world in killing ice. SHADOWBEARER has spent a hundred thousand years preparing for the end of the world, and his victory is at hand. No mere mortal shall stop him.

The Great Alta Saga

By Jane Yolen
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504045556
  • Total of Pages : 1188
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: the-great-alta-saga.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A warrior and her dark sister join forces to dismantle and remake their embattled world in this epic fantasy saga from a Nebula Award–winning author. One of fantasy fiction’s preeminent practitioners, Jane Yolen creates a world and mythology that are richly enthralling and vibrantly alive in this acclaimed trilogy. Sister Light, Sister Dark: Three-times orphaned and raised secretly by the acolytes of the goddess Alta, the child Jenna studies the ways of the warrior in preparation for the day that has been prophesied. For she may well be the goddess reborn who, with the aid of Skada—her mirror twin who can reveal herself only in darkness—is fated to bring devastation to the world. White Jenna: Grown to young womanhood, the warrior Jenna offers her allegiance to the rightful king of the Dales—and her heart to his brother, Carum—joining the fight against the malevolent usurper Kalas. But the powerful despot appears unstoppable, dedicated to the destruction of the worshippers of Alta, the society of women in which the orphaned Jenna was lovingly raised. The One-Armed Queen: Having fulfilled an ancient prophecy, the Queen of the Dales must now keep her faltering kingdom safe from a looming terror, and prepare her chosen successor—a one-armed orphan girl she discovered on the battlefield—for the grim responsibilities of rule. A sweeping adventure of destiny, peril, magic, and romance, The Great Alta Saga is a magnificent feat of storytelling that ingeniously blends world-building, myth, poetry, and song.

Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

By Marc Morris
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681773953
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: castles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of The Norman Conquest and A Great and Terrible King comes a sweeping and stunning history of the most magnificent castles in Britain. Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country’s most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it is also by turns an intimate story of less eminent individuals, whose adventures, struggles and ambitions were reflected in the fortified residences they constructed. Be it ever so grand or ever so humble, a castle was first and foremost a home. To understand castles—who built them, who lived in them, and why—is to understand the forces that shaped medieval Britain.

The Greek and Roman Trophy

By Lauren Kinnee
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351846574
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : History
  • Members : 268
  • Pdf File: the-greek-and-roman-trophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The Greek and Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Icon of Power, Kinnee presents the first monographic treatment of ancient trophies in sixty years. The study spans Archaic Greece through the Augustan Principate. Kinnee aims to create a holistic view of this complex monument-type by breaking down boundaries between the study of art history, philology, the history of warfare, and the anthropology of religion and magic. Ultimately, the kaleidoscopic picture that emerges is of an ad hoc anthropomorphic Greek talisman that gradually developed into a sophisticated, Augustan sculptural or architectural statement of power. The former, a product of the hoplite phalanx, disappeared from battlefields as the Macedonian cavalry grew in importance, shifting instead onto coins and into rhetoric, where it became a statement of military might. For their part, the Romans seem to have encountered the trophy as an icon on Syracusan coinage. Recognizing its value as a statement of territorial ownership, the Romans spent two centuries honing the trophy-concept into an empire-building tool, planted at key locations around the Mediterranean to assert Roman presence and dominance. This volume covers a ubiquitous but poorly understood phenomenon and will therefore be instructive to upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in all fields of Classical Studies.

The Soulblade's Tale

By Jonathan Moeller
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  • Publisher : Azure Flame Media, LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 667
  • Pdf File: the-soulblade-s-tale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nicodemus is a Swordbearer, sworn to use the enchanted soulblade Heartwarden to defend the realm of Andomhaim from all forms of dark magic. With Heartwarden's magic, Nicodemus must confront an orcish warlock, a creature of fell power and cunning. But Nicodemus will learn that treachery is more dangerous than any dark magic...

The Sister Verse and the Devouring Glass

By Amelie C. Langlois
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  • Publisher : Amelie C. Langlois
  • Book Code : 199945135X
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: the-sister-verse-and-the-devouring-glass.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the second book of the Sister Verse, Diana and her party must brave the surreal and violent wastes of the Dreadlands once again in their quest to recover the Devouring Glass. With the aid of a mysterious wanderer who can bridge the void between worlds, they must infiltrate the darkling capital of Lao-Va, and come to terms with the truth of their world, or be damned to a fate worse than death. This book contains scenes of violence that may be unsuitable for some readers.

Ancient Technology in Peru and Bolivia

By David Hatcher Childress
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  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Book Code : 1935487981
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: ancient-technology-in-peru-and-bolivia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

David Hatcher Childress, popular Lost Cities author and star of the History Channel’s long-running show Ancient Aliens, takes us to the mysterious ruins in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia in search of ancient technology and the secrets of megalith building. In his new book, packed with photos and diagrams, Childress examines the amazing stonecutting at Puma Punku, a site neighboring the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. He looks at whether the so-called “Inca walls”-found in Cuzco and at other sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu-were really made by the Incas. The evidence seems to support the idea that they were actually constructed by a far older culture. Childress examines the megalithic construction and underground chambers of Chavin in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, possibly the oldest megalithic site in South America. He also speculates on the existence of a sunken city in Lake Titicaca and reveals new evidence that the Sumerians may have arrived in South America over 4,000 years ago. Childress demonstrates that the use of “keystone cuts” with metal clamps poured into them to secure megalithic construction was an advanced technology used all over the world, from the Andes to Egypt, Greece and Southeast Asia. He maintains that only power tools could have made the intricate articulation and drill holes found in extremely hard granite and basalt blocks in Bolivia and Peru, and that the megalith builders had to have had advanced methods for moving and stacking gigantic blocks of stone, some weighing over 100 tons. The incredible high-tech world of South America is illuminated in the informative and breezy style for which Childress has always been known. Chapters in the book include: The Lost World of South America; The Enigma of Ancient Technology; Ancient Technology at Tiwanaku and Puma Punku; The Sumerian Mining Complex at Tiwanaku; Mysteries of Lake Titicaca and the Towers; Ancient Technology in Cuzco; The Megaliths of Ollantaytambo; Did the Incas Build Machu Picchu?; and more!

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

By Henry Adams
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1291439447
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: mont-saint-michel-and-chartres.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Henry Adams writes so beautifully and this book is a sheer wonder. Adams sets this up as a travel book looking at the main churches from Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. However, much of the book is concerned with Chartres and its significance in medieval thought. The first half of the book focuses on the architecture and design of the great French churches, but the last part considers the world of medieval France: the poetry, the politics and a detailed consideration of the thought and arguments (literally) of Abelard. Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century turning the study of history into a kind of theater.

The Chechens

By Amjad Jaimoukha
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134349890
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: the-chechens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Chechen people and some little-known and rarely-considered aspects of Chechen culture, including customs and traditions, folklore, arts and architecture, music, and literature. It also narrates Chechen history from ancient times and provides sketches of archaic religions and civilizations. Jaimoukha reveals the esoteric social structure and the peculiar brand of Chechen Sufism, as well as the present political situation in Chechnya. As the only comprehensive guide available in English, this book is an indispensable and accessible resource for all those with an interest in Chechnya.

CLOCK TOWERS OF INDIA

By Dr.Yatindra Pal Singh
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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 208
  • Pdf File: clock-towers-of-india.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Clock towers, commonly known as ‘Ghantaghar’, are very popular structures available in many cities of India. Apart from telling the time, they tell the history of the place. They are architectural master pieces, built in different styles of architecture depending upon who constructed them. Unfortunately, not much information about these clock towers is available and they have not been chronicled. Even the public is not aware about the existence of clock towers in their city. Therefore, it’s no surprise that these clock towers are standing uncared for, many in dilapidated state. There is urgent need to preserve these heritage structures and initiate steps to renovate and bring them to their old glory. The author has included 99 clock towers, existing in 57 cities spread over 15 States and 3 Union Territories of India, in this book. The book introduces the cities, mentioning interesting facts about their history and traces the details of construction of the clock towers. The author has also outlined a plan of action for making the maintenance of clock towers self sustaining. The book is of interest to the tourists, students of history, architecture and engineering and the municipalities of various cities having clock towers.