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by John Tarttelin

Born a French peasant and disowned by his parents, Jean-Roch Coignet’s early life was one of abject poverty. Yet he would go on to be the first ever recipient of the Legion of Honour and hold Napoleon’s son, the King of Rome in his arms. Very brave, Coignet killed eight enemy soldiers in his first battle and served in all the major wars of the First Empire, including Russia in 1812 and Waterloo. He was the smallest ever member of the Imperial Guard and the Iron Marshal Davout helped him beat the entrance measure. His life would defy any Hollywood script writer – yet it is all true!

Understanding Willing Participants, Volume 2: Milgramâ??s Obedience Experiments and the Holocaust

by Nestar Russell

Horrified by the Holocaust, social psychologist Stanley Milgram wondered if he could recreate the Holocaust in the laboratory setting. Unabated for more than half a century, his (in)famous results have continued to intrigue scholars. Based on unpublished archival data from Milgram’s personal collection, volume one of this two-volume set introduces readers to a behind the scenes account showing how during Milgram’s unpublished pilot studies he step-by-step invented his official experimental procedureâ??how he gradually learnt to transform most ordinary people into willing inflictors of harm. The open access volume two then illustrates how certain innovators within the Nazi regime used the very same Milgram-like learning techniques that with increasing effectiveness gradually enabled them to also transform most ordinary people into increasingly capable executioners of other men, women, and children. Volume two effectively attempts to capture how step-by-step these Nazi innovators attempted to transform the Führer’s wish of a Jewish-free Europe into a frightening reality. By the books’ end the reader will gain an insight into how the seemingly undoable can become increasingly doable.

The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States

by Captivating History

Explore the Deadliest War in American History

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No other war in the history of the United States has sparked as much debate and conflict as the American Civil War. For over 150 years, the story of the Civil War has been a source of contention, confusion, and even contempt in American life. Even today, the American public cannot agree on the causes of the Civil War, never mind its lessons or legacy.

More Americans died in the Civil War than in WWI, WWII, and Vietnam combined. The war not only put Americans against Americans but family against family, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend. The conflict between the Union and the Confederacy still runs deep in some parts of the United States. Indeed, the fundamental questions of the Civil Warâ??questions about racial (in)equality, the rights of citizenship, and the role of governmentâ??remain hot debates today. In many ways, the war that claimed over 600,000 American lives a century and a half ago is still the biggest battle being waged on American soil.

In The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States, you will discover topics such as

  • An Uneasy Nation
  • The Foundation Cracks
  • The First Shot
  • Welcome to War
  • Bloody Days
  • Proclaiming Freedom
  • The War Looks Grim
  • Turning the Tide
  • The Final Fight
  • The Final Fight
  • Reunited
  • Post-War America
  • And much, much more!

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How Old is Time?: Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy

by Saso Dolenc

“I travel a lot around the world, I regularly follow the world’s most notable news sources, and I often socialize with prominent intellectuals in various parts of the world, but the best short stories about science I encounter are those I find at home in my native Slovenia. The essays on science by my colleague SaÅ¡o Dolenc are not only fresh, exciting and entertaining but also very diverse, as they cover various topics from the social sciences and philosophy as well as technology, mathematics and the natural sciences. His books come closest to what we could call the royal road to knowledge.”
Renata Salecl, philosopher and author of The Tyranny of Choice

The Shorter and Syriac Epistles of Ignatius (Early Christian Writings Book 2)

by Ignatius of Antioch

This volume presents a modernized text of the seven surviving letters of one of our earliest Christian writers, Ignatius of Antioch, who was martyred around A.D. 107, and who is believed to have known the Apostle John personally. The seven letters presented here were all written whilst Ignatius was on his way, under arrest by the Roman authorities, to Rome to be devoured by wild beasts in the arena. As such, they are imbued with a pathos which is rarely matched elsewhere, as Ignatius strived to ensure the fledgling Christian Church continued to believe in a Messiah who was both truly God and truly man.

Included in this volume are the Shorter Greek form of Ignatius’ letters, along with the Syriac versions of three of them published by Dr. Cureton of the British Museum in 1845. There is a Longer Greek form of these letters, but they appear to be an inauthentic production of a later age. They are therefore not included in this edition.

The translation presented here is a revised and modernized re-wording of the translation of these epistles found in Alexander Roberts, D.D., James Donaldson, LL.D., and A. Cleveland Coxe, D.D. (eds.), â??The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume I: The Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus’ (T&T Clark, Edinburgh, and Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan, reprinted 1996).

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