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Spartans: A Captivating Guide to the Fierce Warriors of Ancient Greece, Including Spartan Military Tactics, the Battle of Thermopylae, How Sparta Was Ruled, and More

by Captivating History

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Sparta is one of the first names that comes to mind when we think about the ancient world. And this is for good reason. After its founding sometime in the 10th century BCE, Sparta soon rose to be one of the most powerful city-states in not only the Greek but the entire ancient world.

Its unique government, which featured two kings and an elected senate, helped it achieve relative political stability early on in its history, and Spartan leaders were able to use this to expand their power and influence in the region surrounding Sparta as well as the rest of the Peloponnesian Peninsula.

Perhaps the most significant achievement in all of Spartan history, though, was their defeat of the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War. This conflict, which lasted roughly 30 years, put the two greatest Greek city-states of the time, Athens and Sparta, up against one another, and the result, a Spartan victory, helped to reshape the entire ancient world. It ushered in a period of Spartan hegemony which was radically different than when the Athenians sat atop the Greek world.

Unfortunately for the Spartans, though, their time spent as the leaders of the Greek world would be short-lived. Alliances were made between recent and past enemies, and these coalitions were able to overwhelm the Spartans and force them to surrender. After this, Sparta would fall in prominence, but it would continue to be important when the Romans took control of most of the Mediterranean and western Asia.

Nevertheless, we should not take the fact that Sparta eventually fell from prominence as a sign that their time was not a great one. A unique appetite for collaboration helped to produce a truly unique form of government, and a keen understanding of what makes an army great helped Sparta grow from a collection of five small villages at the beginning of the last millennium BCE into a thriving Greek polis that would come to sit atop the entire Greek world.

In Spartans: A Captivating Guide to the Fierce Warriors of Ancient Greece, Including Spartan Military Tactics, the Battle of Thermopylae, How Sparta Was Ruled, and More, you will discover topics such as

  • Who Were the Spartans
  • The Growth of Spartan Power: The Messenian Wars
  • A Growing Rivalry with Athens: The Greco-Persian Wars
  • Victory over Athens: The Birth of the Spartan Empire
  • Spartan Hegemony, the Corinthian War, and Sparta’s Decline
  • Spartan Government, Military, and Society
  • And much, much more!

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Texas Ranger Creek in Range War: Western Adventure (Sundog Series Book 9)

by Ash Lingam

Captain Creek and his Texas Rangers stop the ranch baron Seth Bogardus from killing off the local cow-hands in the El Paso area. Only to find that his father, Lord Bogardus is on his way from Scotland to make amends for his son’s lack of success in taking over every ranch with water rights from El Paso to the border with New Mexico sailing in his personal ship from Glasgow to Galveston. And on to cross the width of Texas with a wagon-train unlike any seen on the San Antonio trail. Hurricanes, shoot-outs, Comanche War Parties and captured hostages are all part of this ninth book of the Sundog Series. An Old West Tale of gunslingers and outlaws.

Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows about Technology that You Don’t

by Veronica Kirin

America’s Greatest Generation (born before 1945) witnessed incredible changes in technology and social progress. From simple improvements in entertainment to life-changing medical advances, technology changed the way they live, work, and identify. Sadly, with each passing year, fewer members of the Greatest Generation remain alive to share their wisdom as the last Americans to grow up before the digital revolution.

In 2015, Millennial author and cultural anthropologist Veronica Kirin drove 12,000 miles across more than 40 states to interview the last living members of the Greatest Generation. Stories of Elders is the result of her years of work to capture and share their perspective for generations to come.

Stories of Elders preserves the wisdom, thoughts, humor, knowledge, and advice of the people who make up one of America’s finest generations, including the Silent Generation. Their stories include the devastation that came from major events in U.S. history like World War I, the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and World War II.

The Greatest Generation (many of whom are now centenarians) saw the routine use of airplanes, cars, microwave ovens, telephones, radios, electricity, and the Internet come to fruition in their lifetimes. Their childhoods were simple, relying on outdoors games and their imagination for fun. How they went to school, pursued their careers, and raised their kids was radically different than the way we live today.

By chronicling more than 8,000 years of life lived during the most transitional time in American history, Stories of Elders offers old-fashioned wisdom and insight for America’s future generations.

Chapter titles:
1. Communication
2. War
3. Politics
4. Rights
5. Transportation
6. Energy & Amenities
7. Work
8. Medicine
9. Relationships
10. Food
11. Money
12. Poverty
13. Safety
14. Community
15. Generational Proximity
16. Family
17. Child Development
18. Religion & Integrity

Alchemy: An Hidden History of Science – Part 2

by Julbiharahamed K

Why the ancient peoples hated the alchemy, But now a days we use alchemy for everyday use.
Why are you comparing an alchemist to a wizard?
Why was he a secret to the implementation of this alchemy, while Newton was the head of the Royal Society? What are the alchemists doing? Who are they?
Alchemy is a valuable metal that can be converted into a precious gold metal. It has many intentions, including Immortal.
The alchemy that we have until the latter’s side of science puts us into a number of questions. This book is a small answer.
The second part of this book describes Newton’s alchemical studies and useful alchemy and its development through stories.


Note: This book was sequel of the Alchemy: An Hidden History of Science – Part I. Readers who want to known about the basic concepts of alchemy. Please first read the prequel of the book.

The Vietnam War: Run Through the Jungle

by Tom King

The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.

The war began in 1954 (though conflict in the region stretched back to the mid-1940s), after the rise to power of Ho Chi Minh and his communist Viet Minh party in North Vietnam, and continued against the backdrop of an intense Cold War between two global superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union.

More than 3 million people (including 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War; more than half were Vietnamese civilians. By 1969, at the peak of U.S. involvement in the war, more than 500,000 U.S. military personnel were involved in the Vietnam conflict.

Growing opposition to the war in the United States led to bitter divisions among Americans, both before and after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. In 1975, communist forces seized control of Saigon, ending the Vietnam War, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year.

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Making London Large

by Garry Robson

â??Making London Large’ is a collection of articles, reviews and historical stories that provide context and background to the best-selling crime thriller series, which now has over 600 five-star Amazon reviews.

The book reveals insights into the social history and criminal culture of the city from which our protagonist Detective Inspector Harry â??H’ Hawkins emerged and in which he operates.

Subjects include everything from Russian â??hybrid-war’ tactics to drone panics, from what makes serial murderers tick to true stories of incarceration and escape, from how the Eastern European crime gangs run London to the state of British prisons today and much, much more.

All of this, as well as film and book reviews and recommendations, makes this volume a must-read for both the growing legion of London Large fans and more generally anyone interested in London’s criminal history and culture.

The Wolf’s Lair: Inside Hitler’s Germany

by Roger Moorhouse

â??Moorhouse’s meticulous and painstaking research is matched by his narrative verve.’ – The Independent.

What happened inside the infamous ‘Wolf’s Lair’, one of Hitler’s headquarters?

Who was the Nazi serial killer?

And who was the man who ‘started’ World War Two?

These are just some of the questions explored in Roger Moorhouse’s collection of essays ‘The Wolf’s Lair: Inside Hitler’s Germany’.

Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich continue to fascinate the world. But there are still many stories to be uncovered, and new angles on the conflict to be explored.

In this brilliant collection of articles and essays, Roger Moorhouse examines some of the more obscure aspects of the history of Hitler’s Germany, whilst also using personal stories to expertly illustrate the great themes of World War Two.

In one essay Moorhouse wrestles with the question of how much Berliners knew about the ongoing Holocaust. In another, he investigates the fascinating story of â??Germania’; the planned rebuilding of Berlin, asking what the plan tells us about Nazi Germany.

Roger Moorhouse is a best-selling historian. A specialist in modern German, he is author of “Killing Hitler” (2006), an account of the many plots on Hitler’s life, and of the critically acclaimed “Berlin at War” (2010), which used first-hand accounts to illuminate the little-told story of the civilian experience of wartime Berlin. He has also been a regular contributor to both the â??BBC History Magazine’ and â??History Today’ for over a decade.

Praise for Roger Moorhouse:

‘Roger Moorhouse has built a formidable and justified reputation as one of our leading authorities on all aspects of the Third Reich. In addition to his sound scholarship and original thinking his writing is clear and wonderfully accessible. The Wolf’s Lair shows him at the height of his powers’ (Nigel Jones, Author of ‘Countdown to Valkyrie’; ‘Hitler’s Heralds and The War Walk)

â??As a leading historian of modern Germany, Moorhouse has chronicled a largely unknown story with scholarship, narrative verve and an awful, harrowing immediacy.’ (Sunday Telegraph)

â??Moorhouse is particularly good on the small-arms fire of history, those illuminating details or unknown life-stories’ (Andrew Roberts, Financial Times)

â??[Moorhouse] produces something rare: a popular history account that will satisfy both general readers and professional historians.’ (Irish Times)

â??Moorhouse’s meticulous and painstaking research is matched by his narrative verve, wide-ranging sympathy and eye for the telling detail.’ (The Independent)

â??Roger Moorhouse tells this awe-inducing modern morality tale movingly, skilfully and fluently. (Frederick Taylor, Literary Review)

Forth to the Wilderness: The First American Frontier: 1754-1774 (The Frontier People of America Book 1)

by Dale Van Every

The story of how pioneers penetrated the Appalachian Mountains into the Mississippi River Valley.

The first American frontier along the Appalachian barrier was a drama: terrible to be part of, magnificent to look back on. Its components were full measures of horror, war, confusion, and supercharged politicking from campfire site to European chancellery.

This opening phase of the settlement epic has receded in memory, overshadowed by the later westward roll of the wagon trains. Personalities covered include the “gatekeepers”: George Croghan, Henry Bouquet, William Johnson, and John Stuart. Events covered include the French and Indian War, the war of Pontiac, and Lord Dunmore’s War.

It is brought now to the forefront of our minds by a historian, Dale Van Every, in a remarkable recreation, Forth to the Wilderness…

Born in 1896, American author Dale Van Every turned out a number of volumes on American history, including a biography of Charles Lindbergh. Van Every was also a busy playwright in the 1920s; his Broadway offering Telling the World was filmed in 1929, whereupon the writer set up shop in Hollywood. His screenplays include the literary adaptations Trader Horn (1931) and Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932). In 1937, he shared an Oscar nomination for the film version of Kipling’s Captains Courageous. In 1940, Dale Van Every produced the Paramount actioner Rangers of Fortunes, then returned to screenwriting, remaining in this field until 1957.

Germany in the Age of Louis XIV

by Wolfgang Menzel

THE century subsequent to the peace of Westphalia is distinguished as the age of Louis the Fourteenth, that monarch being the sun by which it was illumined, and whose splendor was reflected by all the courts of Europe. The first revolution against the middle ages was accomplished in him, by his subjection of the interests of the aristocratic and inferior classes beneath his despotic rule. He said with truth “l’état c’est moi,” for entire France, the country and the people, their arms, and even their thoughts, were his. The sole object of the whole nation was to do the will of their sovereign; “car tel est notre plaisir” was the usual termination to his commands. The magnificent chateau of Versailles, the abode of this terrestrial deity, was peopled with mistresses and a countless troop of parasites, on whom the gold, drawn from the impoverished and oppressed people, was lavished. The nobility and clergy, long subject to their lord and king, shared the license of the court and formed a numerous band of courtiers, whilst men of the lower classes, whose superior parts had brought them into note, were attached as philosophers, poets, and artists, to the court, the monarch extending his patronage to every art and science prostituted by flattery.
The French court, although externally Catholic, was solely guided by the tenets of the new philosophy, which were spread over the rest of the world by the sonnets of anacreontic poets and the bon-mots of court savants, This philosophy set forth that egotism was the only quality natural to man, that virtues were but feigned, or, when real, ridiculous. Freedom from the ancient prejudices of honor or religion, and carelessness in the choice of means for the attainment of an object, were regarded as proofs of genius. Immorality was the necessary accompaniment of talent. Virtue implied stupidity; the grossest license, the greatest wit. Vice became the mode, was publicly displayed and admired. The first duty imposed upon knighthood, the protection of innocence, was exchanged for seduction, adultery, or nightly orgies, and the highest ambition of the prince, the courtier, or the officer was to enrich the chronique scandaleuse with his name. A courtier’s honor consisted in breaking his word, in deceiving maidens, and cheating creditors, in contracting enormous debts and in boasting of their remaining unpaid, etc.; nor was this demoralization confined to private life. The cabinet of Versailles, in its treatment of all the European powers, followed the rules of this modern philosophy, as shown in the conduct of the Parisian cavalier towards the citizens, their wives and daughters, by the practice of rudeness, seduction, robbery, and every dishonorable art. It treated laws, treaties, and truth with contempt, and ever insisted upon its own infallibility…

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide

by James Morcan

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide, by independent researchers and filmmakers James Morcan & Lance Morcan with a foreword by Holocaust survivor Hetty E. Verolme (author of The Children’s House of Belsen), aims to end the denial once and for all by tackling the bizarre phenomenon head-on.

Written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors and World War Two historians, no stone is left unturned in meticulously verifying the historical facts of the genocide. The Morcans present a wide array of sources including Nazi documentation, eyewitness accounts, scientific reports and shocking photographic evidence to shut down the debate deniers wish to create.

One by one, the various arguments Holocaust deniers use to try to discredit wartime records are carefully scrutinized and then systematically disproven. Theories debunked include: the six million death toll figure being an exaggeration; gas chamber exterminations being fictitious; Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich being wrongly vilified; the analysis of Holocaust records being a taboo due to specific laws in Europe criminalizing deniers; “Evil Zionists” and Israel being so powerful that they can censor history.

The Holocaust is shown in this book’s pages to be one of the most well-documented and most historically and forensically-proven crimes of the 20th Century. In the process, many of the world’s most infamous deniers, including disgraced British historian David Irving and the former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are revealed to be nothing but anti-Semites seeking to further denigrate, undermine and demoralize the world’s Jewish population.

In this enlightening read that covers more than two millennia of global history, anti-Semitism is shown not only to be the root cause of every form of Holocaust denial, but also the reason for the relentless persecution of the Jews since Biblical times. The authors quote verbatim the often sickening and always baseless comments of kings, emperors, politicians, popes, bishops and muftis about the Jews and why they chose to commit numerous genocides against them over the centuries. These historical quotes prove eerily similar to the vicious anti-Semitic statements made by Holocaust deniers of this eraâ?¦

If you wish to learn more about WW2 and the Nazi extermination camps, if you are confused by all the convoluted conspiracy theories circulating on the Internet about the Holocaust, or if you are currently a denier yourself, then DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES is a must read.

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