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Lightfoot Winds By Dr Robin Agnew
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This book is a sequel to the author’s previous work that studied the life of Sir John Forbes (1787-1861). Lightfoot Winds focuses on events taking place during Forbes’ service as a... More > ship’s surgeon in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars between 1807 and 1815. The book gives an insight into naval life as authenticated by the Ships’ Logs and Muster Books of those vessels in which the Scottish doctor served at a time when the Royal Navy enjoyed command of the oceans, following Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar in October 1805. Forbes and fellow medical officers were fortunate that the dreaded scurvy was by now virtually eliminated from the Fleet, a topic covered in some detail here. But there were many other challenges to be overcome in keeping a ship’s company fighting fit in a war that raged, under sail, over thousands of miles of ocean.< Less
Il re dei re, vol. 1 Convoglio diretto nell'XI secolo By Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina (Moliterno, 28 agosto 1815... More > – Parigi, 29 marzo 1890) è stato un giornalista, scrittore, patriota e politico italiano.Prolifico scrittore di idee liberali e anticlericali, spesso anticonformista, fu un esule del governo borbonico a seguito dei moti insurrezionali del 1848. Visse principalmente tra Francia e Inghilterra; la sua attività pubblicistica fu apprezzata e divulgata in diversi paesi europei. Excerpt from: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinando_Petruccelli_della_Gattina< Less
Volcanoes By Robert I. Tilling
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The geography of Indonesia is dominated by volcanoes that are formed due to subduction zones between the Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian plate. Some of the volcanoes are notable for their... More > eruptions, for instance, Krakatau for its global effects in 1883, Lake Toba for its supervolcanic eruption estimated to have occurred 74,000 years before present which was responsible for six years of volcanic winter, and Mount Tambora for the most violent eruption in recorded history in 1815.Volcanoes in Indonesia are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The 150 entries in the list below are grouped into six geographical regions, four of which belong to the volcanoes of the Sunda Arc trench system. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Indonesia Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Trial of Henry Hetherington. By Henry Hetherington
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Henry Hetherington (17 June 1792 – 23 August 1849) was a leading British Chartist. Henry Hetherington was the son of a London tailor, John Hetherington (1770 to 6 November 1806), and was born... More > on 17 June 1792, at 16 Compton Street, Soho, London. He was one of four children and was baptised in the church of St Giles-in-the-Fields. When he was thirteen, on 5 November 1805, he began work as an apprentice printer at Luke Hansard's printing works at Holborn, London. In c.1810 he worked as a shopman for Richard Carlile, and from c1812 to 1815 he worked as a printer in Ghent, Belgium. In 1811 Hetherington married Elizabeth Thomas, of Wales, and the marriage produced nine children. Only one son, David, was still living at time of Henry's death.< Less
Our Pirate War: How the U.S. and its Navy defeated pirate bands off of North Africa (1783-1807) By Philip Blake
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."Our Pirate War" is a concise history of the first foreign war of the United States. The first five U.S. presidents all were challenged by attacks by North African Barbary pirate states... More > from the end of the Revolutionary War until 1815. But Thomas Jefferson dealt with this most often as an American diplomat in Europe, as Secretary of State in the first administration of President George Washington, and as the third President. Jefferson expanded the infant American Navy, dispatched a fleet to the Mediterranean, and promoted and fired its commodores. His leadership and that of fellow Presidents Washington, Adams, Madison and Monroe set precedents for American diplomatic and naval leadership which carry on to this day. In the process, attacks by Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli were subdued and American trade and shipping gained strength in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe.< Less
Our Pirate War: How the U.S. and its Navy defeated pirate bands off of North Africa (1783-1807) By Philip Blake
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."Our Pirate War" is a concise history of the first foreign war of the United States. The first five U.S. presidents all were challenged by attacks by North African Barbary pirate states... More > from the end of the Revolutionary War until 1815. But Thomas Jefferson dealt with this most often as an American diplomat in Europe, as Secretary of State in the first administration of President George Washington, and as the third President. Jefferson expanded the infant American Navy, dispatched a fleet to the Mediterranean, and promoted and fired its commodores. His leadership and that of fellow Presidents Washington, Adams, Madison and Monroe set precedents for American diplomatic and naval leadership which carry on to this day. In the process, attacks by Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli were subdued and American trade and shipping gained strength in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe.< Less
Bedlam. St. Mary of Bethlehem By Terry Trainor
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The Monros were also owners of private ‘madhouses’ in Hackney and Clerkenwell, and visiting physicians to scores of others. Indeed the family name ‘Monro’, became synonymous... More > with the very word ‘mad-doctor’. Absenteeism of the medical officers at Bethlem led to patients too often being at the mercy of untrained and overstretched staff. This was a central point of the shocking revelations of the Parliamentary enquiry into ‘madhouses’ in 1815/16. James Monro, and his son John, had already suffered a public scandal with the publication of ‘A Treatise on Madness’ in 1758. Here, William Battie, physician to the London asylum of St. Luke’s, argued that Bethlem and the treatment doled out by the Monros, was antiquated, negligent and abusive. So began the great rivalry between the two establishments< Less
Emma By Jane Austen
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Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in December 1815, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as... More > "handsome, clever, and rich" but is also rather spoiled. Prior to starting the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse — one of Jane Austen's immortal creations — flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protégé, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English-village romance. Beneath its considerable wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding.< Less
Emma By Jane Austen
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Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in December 1815, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as... More > "handsome, clever, and rich" but is also rather spoiled. Prior to starting the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse — one of Jane Austen's immortal creations — flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protégé, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English-village romance. Beneath its considerable wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding.< Less
Emma By Jane Austen
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Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and... More > difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma, however, is also rather spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. Short Summary: Emma Woodhouse, aged 20 at the start of the novel, is a young, beautiful, witty, and privileged woman in Regency England. She lives on the fictional estate of Hartfield in Surrey with father..< Less

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