By Waldemar Heckel,J. C. Yardley
- Provides finished insurance of Alexander, from his relatives historical past to his army conquests, demise and legacy.
- Includes giant extracts of texts written by way of historians, geographers, biographers and armed forces writers.
- A normal advent and introductions to every bankruptcy set the resources in context.
- Also contains a bibliography of contemporary works, visible assets and a map of Alexander's
By REINHARD R. DOERRIES
By Frank Barlow
The family members of Earl Godwin of Wessex stands one of the most renowned in English background, whose most renowned son used to be King Harold.
Frank Barlow charts the relations via to Harold – the final Anglo-Saxon king – and at last the crowning of William the Conqueror throughout the Norman Conquest. Set opposed to the backdrop of Viking raids and finally the Norman Conquest of 1066, Frank Barlow unravels the gripping heritage of a feuding relations that however made up our minds the path and fortunes of the entire English.
By David Potter
Their reign was once the main celebrated in Byzantine heritage, bringing wealth, status, or even Rome itself again to the Empire. Theodora was once one of many dominant political figures of her period, aiding form imperial international and household coverage and two times saving her husband from threatened deposition. She performed a imperative position attempting to remedy the non secular disputes of her period and proactively assisted girls who have been being trafficked. a very capable baby-kisser, she excited admiration and hatred from these round her. Enemies wrote commonly and imaginatively approximately her presumed early occupation as a prostitute, whereas supporters increased her, fairly actually, to sainthood.
Theodora's is a story of a lady of outstanding expertise who overcame huge hindrances to accomplish very good energy, which she exercised with no ever forgetting the place she had come from. In Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint, David Potter penetrates the hugely biased money owed of her present in the writings of her contemporaries and takes good thing about the most recent study on early Byzantium to craft a latest, well-rounded, and fascinating narrative of Theodora's existence. This attention-grabbing portrait will intrigue all readers with an curiosity in historical and women's history.
By M. Sükrü Hanioglu,Tobias Gabel
Der Autor zeigt, welche Strömungen und Ideen den Gründer der modernen Türkei beeinflussten und in welchem historischen Klima er lebte, um schließlich ein Land von Grund auf zu verändern. Dabei blickt er auch auf die Wirkung und Wahrnehmung Atatürks in der heutigen Türkei.
By Sandra Rutschi,Andreas Blatter
Sind Sie neugierig, warum ihre erste optimum am Berner Stadttheater Heidi Maria Glössner besonders in Erinnerung geblieben ist?
Möchten Sie erfahren, wie Heinz »Hene« Minder als Balljunge das Wunder von Bern hautnah miterlebte?
Dieses Buch begleitet Berner zu ihren persönlichen Orten und erzählt ihre Geschichten. Ein außergewöhnliches Stadtporträt, das einlädt, die Bundesstadt neu zu entdecken!
By Nanda Herbermann,Elizabeth R. Baer,Hester Baer
By Walter Shapiro
From acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro, the genuine lifestyles tale of the way his great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler’s brokers within the run-up to WWII.
All his existence, journalist Walter Shapiro assumed that the outlandish tales approximately his great-uncle Freeman have been exaggerated family members lore; a few cockamamie Jewish revenge fantasies dreamt as much as entertain the children and venerate their larger-than-life relative. purely while he all started learning Freeman Bernstein’s lifestyles did he detect that his relatives used to be truly maintaining back—the guy had sufficient tales, vocations, and IOUs to fill a dozen lifetimes. Freeman was once many folks: a vaudeville supervisor, boxing promoter, inventory swindler, card shark and self-proclaimed “Jade King of China.” yet his maximum name, possibly the one guy who can declare such infamy, was once because the guy Who Hustled Hitler.
A move among The evening They Raided Minsky’s and Guys and Dolls, Freeman Bernstein’s lifestyles used to be itself an outdated big apple sideshow extravaganza, one who Shapiro expertly phases in Hustling Hitler. From a ragtag early life in Troy, long island, Shapiro follows his great-uncle’s ever-crooked trajectory via exhibit enterprise, from his early schemes at the burlesque circuit to marrying his superstar performer, may possibly Ward, and generating silent films—released basically in Philadelphia. after all, all of Freeman’s cons and schemes have been easily a prelude to February 18, 1937, the day he used to be arrested by means of the LAPD outdoors of Mae West’s condo in Hollywood.
The cost? Grand larceny—for dishonest Adolf Hitler and the Nazi govt. within the capstone of his slippery profession, Freeman had promised to send thirty-five a whole bunch embargoed Canadian nickel to the Führer; whilst the shipment arrived, the Germans chanced on in basic terms large, lifeless amounts of scrap steel and tin. It was once a blow to their economic system and conflict preparations—and Hitler didn't take the bait-and-switch lightly.
advised with cinematic verve and hilarious point of view, Hustling Hitler is Shapiro’s impressive research into the guy at the back of the parable. by way of reconstructing his great-uncle’s outstanding profession, Shapiro has remodeled Freeman Bernstein from a slightly there footnote in historical past to the larger-than-life, everlasting hustler who eternally replaced it.
From the Hardcover edition.
By C. W. R. Long
By Owen McGee
Griffith has been typified as ‘the final younger Irelander’ and Owen McGee’s masterly account displays in this through reading the very various conceptions of Irish nationalism that existed earlier than and after the formation of the Irish kingdom. It additionally means that Griffith’s trust within the significance of financial freedoms and the facility of an autonomous eire to supply for its personal humans, used to be an incredible that encouraged the following evolution of the Irish state.