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Cleopatra: The Life and Lovers of the Last Pharaoh and Queen of Egypt

by Florian Hewitt

LIMITED TIME PROMOTIONAL PRICE | REGULAR KINDLE EDITION PRICE: $6.99

In the history of the ancient world there is one woman who towers above all others in her legacy, influence, and historical significance. Even in modern times, her name is synonymous with exotic beauty, luxury and excess. But more importantly, her story is one that is intimately connected to some of the most powerful figures in history and to major historical events that have forever shaped our world. She is the last pharaoh and Queen of Egypt: Cleopatra.

A timeless reputation for seduction and murder

Cleopatra’s legend is rich and multi-faceted. She was a woman widely known for her epic powers of seduction and for using every tool at her disposal, even murdering her own family, to get her own way.

Since Cleopatra’s death some 2,000 years ago, she has been depicted as everything from a victim, a romantic heroine, a competent ruler of Egypt, and a merciless killer. The fervent propaganda, myth, and fantasy surrounding Cleopatra has served to distort the real story of Cleopatra, which is often no less spectacular than any of the myths that many have been duped into believing.

What do you really know about Cleopatra?

Cleopatra’s life may be long over, but her influence and her symbolism still looms large in our collective consciousness. Those who truly know her story have no difficulty understanding the unwavering public fascination with Cleopatra. She was a young girl who inherited one of the most powerful kingdoms in the ancient world and faced head-on all the vast power of the Roman Empire. Not to mention the fact that she seduced not one but two of Rome’s greatest generals, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, before dying tragically by her own hand.

Learn the myths and the real historical facts!

Cleopatra’s life and times has been told and retold throughout the ages by some of history’s greatest names including Plutarch, Chaucer, and Shakespeare. Most people derive their understanding of Cleopatra primarily through the lens of pop culture. But this doesn’t tell us the whole story. Cleopatra was a real woman who influenced some of the most important events to ever occur in human history; events that explain some of the fundamental structure of the Western and Middle Eastern worlds.

Grab this book and learn about:

  • The early years of Cleopatra
  • Lessons Cleopatra learned as a young woman
  • What happened when Caesar arrived in Egypt
  • What Cleopatra really looked like
  • Eastern vs. Western portrayals of Cleopatra
  • Cleopatra’s race
  • Caesar and Cleopatra: the ultimate power couple
  • The fall of Caesar
  • Cleopatra’s second love: Mark Antony
  • The murder of Cleopatra’s family
  • Why Antony left Cleopatra for war and another woman
  • Cleopatra’s spiritual beliefs
  • How Cleopatra become the most famous woman in history
  • The ancient metropolis of Alexandria
  • Roman democratic ideals and contempt for Caesar’s ambitions
  • The death of Cleopatra’s father
  • The death of the Roman Republic
  • Cleopatra as Isis
  • Why Cleopatra was known as the “poison queen”
  • Mark Antony vs. Octavian
  • The Battle of Actium
  • Cleopatra’s death
  • Rome and Egypt after Cleopatra’s death
  • Cleopatra’s lasting legacy
  • And much more!


Grab your copy of CLEOPATRA: THE LIFE AND LOVERS OF THE LAST PHARAOH AND QUEEN OF EGYPT today at this limited time promotional price and enjoy reading about the most important woman in history!



Sun Tzu Quotes

by Jeffrey Dale Jeschke

Brief guide into the ancient and brilliant mind of Master Sun Tzu. Includes what is perceived to be some of his greatest proverbial sayings.



Oswald’s Odyssey: Two Hours in Dallas

by Andrew Culver

This is a comprehensive, in-depth timeline of Lee Harvey Oswald’s fateful journey from the Texas School Book Depository to the Texas Theater where he was arrested on November 22nd, 1963.

The chronology uses a wide variety of sources to evaluate what witnesses saw, and when they made their statements. The reader follows Oswald, minute by minute, from 12:00, when he was an anonymous warehouse employee, to 2:00, when he was arrested and his fate was sealed.

The timeline reveals how the Warren Commission, and future researchers, picked and chose evidence to create a scenario that would convict Oswald after his death – without a trial. But this thoroughly researched “micro-history” reveals that the official story about the Kennedy assassination is nothing more than a myth.



Adult Stories: Victorian Romance & Historical Romance Love Story Anthology – History & Regency Historical Romance Adult Stories of Royal Romance, Historical Fiction, Mail Order Bride Romance Novels

by Lady Aingealicai

The Engagement

Victoria could not remember a day that she had not already been promised to a man who lived thousands of miles away. She had tried to avoid this day her whole life. She had begged, pleaded and finally threatened to go into a convent rather than marry a man she did not know and did not want to know. Even with the whole estate around her with life, she did not share the same sentiment. As the days got closer to her wedding day, she went to extreme lengths to avoid this preplanned life that had been mapped out by her parents. Even to the point of escaping at any cost, only to be caught in the end.

This is a romantic collection of short stories

Tags: Duke Romance, Victorian Romance, historical romance, historical, Victorian, Nobility, Royalty



Only The Dead: An African War

by M W Duncan

When does someone else’s battle become your own? Sent to train Liberian rebels to fight a corrupt government, Mark finds himself in the midst of chaos when the war erupts around him. Shadowed by a naive reporter, the unlikely allies struggle to survive the harsh jungles of Africa while eluding enemy forces and a warlord who doesn’t recognise friend from foe. Set during the Second Liberian Civil War, Only The Dead: An African War is a novella about friendship, morality, war and consequence.

An African War is the first in the Only The Dead series of novellas



Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с Ñ?Ñ?сской исÑ?оÑ?ии в 5 Ñ?асÑ?яÑ? ЧасÑ?Ñ? 2 (Russian Edition)

by Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский

Ð?Ð?ЮЧÐ?Ð?СÐ?Ð?Ð? Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? (1841-1911) – Ñ?оссийский Ñ?Ñ?енÑ?й, исÑ?оÑ?ик, академик (1900), поÑ?еÑ?нÑ?й академик (1908) Ð?еÑ?еÑ?бÑ?Ñ?гской АН. Наиболее извесÑ?нÑ?й наÑ?Ñ?нÑ?й Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?д Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евского, полÑ?Ñ?ивÑ?ий всемиÑ?ное пÑ?изнание, – Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с Ñ?Ñ?сской исÑ?оÑ?ии в 5-Ñ?и Ñ?асÑ?яÑ?. УÑ?енÑ?й Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?дился над ним более Ñ?Ñ?еÑ? десяÑ?илеÑ?ий, но Ñ?еÑ?ился опÑ?бликоваÑ?Ñ? его лиÑ?Ñ? в наÑ?але 1900-Ñ? годов. Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с наÑ?инаеÑ?ся с дÑ?евнейÑ?его пеÑ?иода Ñ?Ñ?сской исÑ?оÑ?ии и заканÑ?иваеÑ?ся собÑ?Ñ?иями 1861 года â?? оÑ?меной кÑ?епосÑ?ного пÑ?ава в России. НаÑ?Ñ?нÑ?й Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?д исÑ?оÑ?ика вÑ?деÑ?жал множесÑ?во пеÑ?еизданий и до сиÑ? поÑ? являеÑ?ся одним из самÑ?Ñ? попÑ?ляÑ?нÑ?Ñ? Ñ?Ñ?ководсÑ?в по исÑ?оÑ?ии России. Ð?здание Ñ?ассÑ?иÑ?ано на Ñ?колÑ?ников, сÑ?Ñ?денÑ?ов и всеÑ? инÑ?еÑ?есÑ?Ñ?Ñ?иÑ?ся оÑ?еÑ?есÑ?венной исÑ?оÑ?ией.



Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с Ñ?Ñ?сской исÑ?оÑ?ии в 5 Ñ?асÑ?яÑ? ЧасÑ?Ñ? 5 (Russian Edition)

by Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский

Ð?Ð?ЮЧÐ?Ð?СÐ?Ð?Ð? Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? (1841-1911) – Ñ?оссийский Ñ?Ñ?енÑ?й, исÑ?оÑ?ик, академик (1900), поÑ?еÑ?нÑ?й академик (1908) Ð?еÑ?еÑ?бÑ?Ñ?гской АН. Наиболее извесÑ?нÑ?й наÑ?Ñ?нÑ?й Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?д Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евского, полÑ?Ñ?ивÑ?ий всемиÑ?ное пÑ?изнание, – Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с Ñ?Ñ?сской исÑ?оÑ?ии в 5-Ñ?и Ñ?асÑ?яÑ?. УÑ?енÑ?й Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?дился над ним более Ñ?Ñ?еÑ? десяÑ?илеÑ?ий, но Ñ?еÑ?ился опÑ?бликоваÑ?Ñ? его лиÑ?Ñ? в наÑ?але 1900-Ñ? годов. Ð?Ñ?Ñ?с наÑ?инаеÑ?ся с дÑ?евнейÑ?его пеÑ?иода Ñ?Ñ?сской исÑ?оÑ?ии и заканÑ?иваеÑ?ся собÑ?Ñ?иями 1861 года â?? оÑ?меной кÑ?епосÑ?ного пÑ?ава в России. НаÑ?Ñ?нÑ?й Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?д исÑ?оÑ?ика вÑ?деÑ?жал множесÑ?во пеÑ?еизданий и до сиÑ? поÑ? являеÑ?ся одним из самÑ?Ñ? попÑ?ляÑ?нÑ?Ñ? Ñ?Ñ?ководсÑ?в по исÑ?оÑ?ии России. Ð?здание Ñ?ассÑ?иÑ?ано на Ñ?колÑ?ников, сÑ?Ñ?денÑ?ов и всеÑ? инÑ?еÑ?есÑ?Ñ?Ñ?иÑ?ся оÑ?еÑ?есÑ?венной исÑ?оÑ?ией.



Сказания иносÑ?Ñ?анÑ?ев о Ð?осковском госÑ?даÑ?сÑ?ве (Russian Edition)

by Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский

Ð?Ð?ЮЧÐ?Ð?СÐ?Ð?Ð? Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? (1841-1911) – Ñ?оссийский Ñ?Ñ?енÑ?й, исÑ?оÑ?ик, академик (1900), поÑ?еÑ?нÑ?й академик (1908) Ð?еÑ?еÑ?бÑ?Ñ?гской АН. «Сказания иносÑ?Ñ?анÑ?ев» обÑ?аÑ?аÑ?Ñ?ся к Ñ?емам, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?е в далÑ?нейÑ?ем сÑ?анÑ?Ñ? Ñ?енÑ?Ñ?алÑ?нÑ?ми и для Ð?.Ð?.Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евского, и для несколÑ?киÑ? поколений молодÑ?Ñ? исÑ?оÑ?иков: повседневной жизни Ñ?азнÑ?Ñ? сословий, исÑ?оÑ?ии бÑ?Ñ?а, пÑ?облемам своеобÑ?азия наÑ?ионалÑ?ного Ñ?аÑ?акÑ?еÑ?а и кÑ?лÑ?Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?но-исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?ескиÑ? связей России и Ð?апада. Ð?нига сосÑ?оиÑ? из Ñ?емаÑ?иÑ?ескиÑ? Ñ?азделов, в каждом из коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?Ñ? глазами иносÑ?Ñ?анÑ?ев пÑ?едсÑ?авлена Ñ?а или иная сÑ?еÑ?а жизни сÑ?едневековой России: гоÑ?ода, Ñ?оÑ?говля и монеÑ?а, войско, госÑ?даÑ?Ñ? и его двоÑ?, пÑ?ием иносÑ?Ñ?аннÑ?Ñ? послов, Ñ?пÑ?авление и сÑ?допÑ?оизводсÑ?во, доÑ?одÑ? казнÑ?, вид сÑ?Ñ?анÑ?, ее климаÑ?, поÑ?вÑ?, иÑ? плодоносносÑ?Ñ?, население и Ñ?.д.



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