. Their exploits on the high seas changed the course of civilization and helped create the modern world. From our modern perspective, it's difficult to imagine a time when the earth still contained mysteries and men headed out in wooden boats on journeys into the unknown.
The British EmpireNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Before the end of the nineteenth century, they ruled Australia, half of North America, India, half of Africa, New Zealand, and islands all around the globe. It is a full and fascinating chronicle of the growth of the British Empire and its people and of the impact that empire had on the rest of the world.
Theirs was the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Here is the story of how the english acquired their vast domain; how they ruled, maintained, within decades, and exploited it; and how, they presided over its dissolution. Here are britain's triumphs and also her stinging defeats, her heroes and her scoundrels.
The British Empire #ad - In 1815, the British controlled the seas.
The Middle AgesNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Both authoritative and beautifully told, the increasing power of the catholic Church, The Middle Ages is the full story of the thousand years between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance - a time that saw the rise of kings and emperors, the flowering of knighthood, the development of Europe, and the advent of the middle class.
The Middle Ages #ad - With exceptional grace and wit, Morris Bishop vividly reconstructs this distinctive era of European history in a work that will inform and delight scholars and general readers alike. In this indispensable volume, one of America's ranking scholars combines a life's work of research and teaching with the art of lively narration.
White Robe, Black Robe: Pope Leo X, Martin Luther, and the Birth of the ReformationNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Luther confronted a papal establishment headed by Leo X, the pleasure-loving son of Lorenzo de Medici who made the Vatican the glittering center of the Italian Renaissance and whose driving ambition was the completion of St. Peter's Cathedral. This book is, a brilliant study of Luther and Pope Leo X, in part, outlooks, revealing two men of vastly different backgrounds, and philosophies.
Mee Jr. Harvard scholar and biographer, brings the Reformation into sharp new focus as he presents Luther as the typical revolutionary and Leo X as his establishment protagonist. Altogether, this book offers an engrossing, biographical history. He gives us an immensely illuminating, lively, informed, and gossipy account of history's pivotal figures and the turbulent times in which they lived.
White Robe, Black Robe: Pope Leo X, Martin Luther, and the Birth of the Reformation #ad - The split in the Christian Church that was the inevitable result is dramatically portrayed. In 1517, martin luther, the germany theologian, tacked his ninety-five theses to the door of the Wittenberg church, thereby setting off the theological revolution that gave birth to the Reformation. Written sure-handedly and in a lively fashion, the entire world of the Italian Renaissance comes alive.
They Laughed at Galileo: How the Great Inventors Proved Their Critics WrongSkyhorse #ad - Edward L. For them, but for the vast majority, including the acknowledged experts of their days, the future was clear and obvious, such belief was sheer folly. For just about everything that has improved our modern lifestyles in a way that our ancestors could not possibly imagine, there was once a lone dreamer proclaiming, It can be done.
That dreamer was nearly always opposed by a team of enlightened” contemporaries publicly declaring, It cannot be done. Well, yes it could. Marconi’s wireless radio transmissions were initially deemed pointless. A humorous account of great inventors and their critics who predicted failure. They laughed at galileo takes a humorous and reflective look at one thousand years of the development of humankind: those who dreamt, those who taught, and those who, ultimately, those who opposed, did.
They Laughed at Galileo: How the Great Inventors Proved Their Critics Wrong #ad - At some point in modern history, or a handful of people, each and every one of our inventions and discoveries was first envisioned and then developed by a single person, who dreamt of the seemingly impossible. Drake’s eventual success on august 27, 1859, was called the day the crazy man first struck oil.
Louis pasteur’s theory of germs was considered a ridiculous fiction. Each of these inventions has had a profound effect on the course of human history, resisted, and each one was rejected, and ridiculed in its day. Ultimately, the innovators who brought these into existence provided invaluable contributions to science and the culture of humankind.
The Phantom Flotilla: The most incredible true story in the history of the Royal NavyEndeavour Media #ad - A small allied force ventures into the unknown. In 1915, germany dominated Central Africa with its naval control of Lake Tanganyika. Thus began the most astounding voyage in naval history, as Spicer led an expedition of two motor-boats through hundreds of miles of bush and mountains to reach the lake, through a wilderness laid waste by sleeping-sickness and uncharted by roads or communications of any kind.
Here is one of the strangest, most exciting passages in the history of the Royal Navy – the true adventure which inspired C. Forester’s The African Queen. Praise for the phantom flotilla‘a wonderful adventure yarn made all the more absorbing because it really did happen’ - The Evening NewsPeter Shankland was a military historian whose books include Byron of the Wager, The Phantom Flotilla and Dardanelles Patrol, a story of the submarine operation against Turkey in World War I.
The Phantom Flotilla: The most incredible true story in the history of the Royal Navy #ad - With the only completed railway lying in Germany territory, no Allied vessel could be brought against the gunboat. S. Breaking that hold was a military necessity and an incredibly difficult and dangerous task. The lake formed the boundary between German East Africa now Tanzania and the Belgian Congo. Consequently, no british or belgian forces could advance into German territory because the Germans could always land troops behind them to cut their lines of communication.
Not only did the crew have to outwit the Germans, they also had to navigate 3, 000 miles of the world’s most hazardous terrain.
Lewis and Clark#ad - Here, from award-winning historian Ralph K. On may 14, 1804, a party of explorers dispatched by President Thomas Jefferson set off up the Missouri River into America's newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Under the leadership of meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the men of the Corps of Discovery would cross the continent and into history.
Andrist, is the dramatic story of their epic journey.
France: A HistoryNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Davison, who reached their apex under the sun king, louis xiv, who gave us the name we use today, to the reign of Charlemagne; from the rule of the Bourbon monarchs, is its story: from prehistory to its conquest by Julius Caesar; from its invasion by the Franks, to the bloody days of the French Revolution; from the ruthless rise and reign of Napoleon Bonaparte to the brutal Nazi occupation during World War II.
France: A History #ad - Here, in this compelling history from acclaimed historian Marshall B. Every man has two countries, " Henri de Bornier once said, "his own and France. Indeed, france has captivated us for centuries.
Victory 1918: The definitive history of the end of the Great WarEndeavour Media #ad - The first world war changed the world forever but what if it had shaped a much different future? A century after the battles of the First World War ended, their consequences remain imprinted on the political maps of Europe and much of the Middle East. It is cool, scholarly, rational, literate. Sir john keegan‘a fine piece of narrative history, sunday times‘alan palmer has done justice to the epic events with a lively, a combination of suspense and scholarship which actually makes you wonder will he make it?’ - Antonia Fraser’s Book of the Year, vivid narrative, written with the appropriate style and panache.
Lawrence james‘palmer’s style is as good as his judgement is daring. The timesalan palmer was head of the history department at Highgate School from 1953 to 1969, when he gave up his post to concentrate on historical writing and research. In 1980 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Victory 1918: The definitive history of the end of the Great War #ad - Might the armistice in the forest of compiegne have come sooner? How near did Germany come to denouncing the Armistice and resume fighting in 1919?But Palmer also looks beyond what happened in France and Flanders as there were four armistices that autumn. The great war was a global conflict, with battlefronts on three continents.
He has written some thirty narrative histories, historical reference books or biographies. Dive deep into history as the background to the Allied triumph and its aftermath is examined.
It Happened in the Revolutionary War: Stories of Events and People that Shaped American History It Happened In SeriesGlobe Pequot #ad - It Happened in the Revolutionary War: Stories of Events and People that Shaped American History It Happened In Series #ad - And find out why the governor of Virginia shot a cannon at his own house. From the never-ending controversy over the boston Massacre to the world’s first working sort of submarine, It Happened in the Revolutionary War looks at intriguing people and episodes that shaped the course of the war. Meet banistre tarlton, a ruthless British commander who showed no mercy, earning him a reputation as the meanest man in America.
. Relive the harrowing horseback journey of Betsy Dowdy, a sixteen-year-old who braved a 50-mile nighttime ride to warn the Patriots about British troop movements.
Jefferson#ad - They sum up jefferson's vision of a nation of free people with the education and culture to preserve and enjoy their freedom. He felt that these were honors the people had given him, and he wanted no credit for them. His epitaph, which he composed, "here was buried thomas Jefferson, reads, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia.
Jefferson's tombstone does not bear a word of his political accomplishment - forty years as an officeholder, ambassador to France, secretary of state, vice president, Continental congressman, Virginia assemblyman, and president of the United States. Here is his story. In 1826, thomas jefferson was laid to rest at Monticello beside his wife and daughters.
Jefferson #ad - But the three accomplishments chiseled into the "coarse stone" he specified for his monument were his gifts to the people of the United States.