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Utopia: Sir Thomas More’s Classic Book of Social and Political Satire, Depicting the Customs and Morals of a Utopian Society (Hardcover) By Thomas More & Gilbert Burnet
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Thomas More's classic of political philosophy depicts an island society where all residents lives in harmony with one another. Published in 1516, Utopia sees Sir Thomas More advances many tenets of... More > what he views to be a perfect society. His use of the word 'utopia' as the name of the harmonious island nation he writes about entered the popular vernacular, and is now used to describe any society where life is perfect for all of its inhabitants. More describes the social customs, means of transport, a lack of private property, trust between residents who do not lock their doors, a simple spartan lifestyle free of ostentation, a welfare state, free health care, a priesthood permitted to marry, and gender equality when it comes to matters of work. Those who commit crime are sentenced to slavery, with slaves also imported to carry out domestic duties in Utopia's households.< Less
Utopia: Sir Thomas More’s Classic Book of Social and Political Satire, Depicting the Customs and Morals of a Utopian Society By Thomas More & Gilbert Burnet
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Thomas More's classic of political philosophy depicts an island society where all residents lives in harmony with one another. Published in 1516, Utopia sees Sir Thomas More advances many tenets of... More > what he views to be a perfect society. His use of the word 'utopia' as the name of the harmonious island nation he writes about entered the popular vernacular, and is now used to describe any society where life is perfect for all of its inhabitants. More describes the social customs, means of transport, a lack of private property, trust between residents who do not lock their doors, a simple spartan lifestyle free of ostentation, a welfare state, free health care, a priesthood permitted to marry, and gender equality when it comes to matters of work. Those who commit crime are sentenced to slavery, with slaves also imported to carry out domestic duties in Utopia's households.< Less
Customs and Fashions in Old New England By Alice Morse Earle
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"FROM the hour when the Puritan baby opened his eyes in bleak New England he had a Spartan struggle for life. In summer-time he fared comparatively well, but in winter the ill-heated houses of... More > the colonists gave to him a most chilling and benumbing welcome. Within the great open fireplace, when fairly scorched in the face by the glowing flames of the roaring wood fire, he might be bathed and dressed, and he might be cuddled and nursed in warmth and comfort; but all his baby hours could not be spent in the Ingleside, and were he carried four feet away from the chimney on a raw winter's day he found in his new home a temperature that would make a modern infant scream with indignant discomfort or lie stupefied with cold." -Alice Morse Earle< Less
Odyssey Adolf Hitler By Mike Walsh
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At 16-years of age Adolf Hitler beheld a vision. During his trance-like state he came to accept that he was destined to follow the path of Rienzi. Legend has it that the Roman tribune inspired revolt... More > against immoral government. Rienzi perished when in turn his corrupt foes overthrew him. The astonishing thing about the Hitler phenomena is how little is known of this extraordinary social reformer, the most popular leader in European history. Odyssey offers a fascinating medley of stories that inspire thought as to Hitler’s spirituality if not his divinity. The future statesmen and prophet miraculously survived the most apocalyptic battles of World War One. The Spartan socialist revolutionary donated his salary and never had a bank account. Having won the hearts of nations he fought to a standstill three empires and died a martyr. The world and especially his own people then and now celebrated the astounding achievements of Adolf Hitler.< Less
NIGERIA,YESTERDAY TODAY AND TOMORROW By Dauda Awwal
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Nigeria during the colonial era was a country where people have affinity for worthy cause, corruption was very low, our British colonial master made Nigerians to appreciate the value of Spartan... More > discipline regardless of tribe and religion. After the independence to the present system, all those values had vanished due to bad leadership, tribalism, and nepotism. Nigerian military leaders and civilian leaders seized the opportunity to steal public funds and enrich themselves. The Nigerian politicians has failed Nigerians, Nigeria is a great nation, poor human rights, extra judicial killings, illegal detention, rape of female detainees and abridgement of electoral of electoral right.This book contain all the inaugural speeches of all Nigerian Presidents from 1960-2016.This book is useful for political science students and useful at all level.< Less
The History of the Peloponnesian War: The Battles and Sieges of Ancient Greece and Sparta – Complete in Eight Books (Hardcover) By Thucydides & Richard Crawley
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This edition of Thucylides epic chronicle, The History of the Peloponnesian War, contains all eight books in the authoritative English translation of Richard Crawley. Thucylides himself was an... More > Athenian general who personally witnessed the various skirmishes of the war. Ordering all of the events chronologically - a first for any work of history - he offers a straightforward account of the conflict, straying little to personal opinions or permitting his history to be influenced by the politics of the era. For this, Thucylides' is lauded for his methodical telling of each battle, which offers the reader insight into Greek and Spartan tactics and cultures. Throughout the history, we are given transcripts of various speeches. Although the inclusion of such lengthy quotations of sources is unheard of in modern history books, the presence of lengthy oratory in Thucylides' history is considered to be a cultural trait: speech and rhetoric were prized in Greece as the prime means of transferring knowledge.< Less
The History of the Peloponnesian War: The Battles and Sieges of Ancient Greece and Sparta – Complete in Eight Books By Thucydides & Richard Crawley
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This edition of Thucylides epic chronicle, The History of the Peloponnesian War, contains all eight books in the authoritative English translation of Richard Crawley. Thucylides himself was an... More > Athenian general who personally witnessed the various skirmishes of the war. Ordering all of the events chronologically - a first for any work of history - he offers a straightforward account of the conflict, straying little to personal opinions or permitting his history to be influenced by the politics of the era. For this, Thucylides' is lauded for his methodical telling of each battle, which offers the reader insight into Greek and Spartan tactics and cultures. Throughout the history, we are given transcripts of various speeches. Although the inclusion of such lengthy quotations of sources is unheard of in modern history books, the presence of lengthy oratory in Thucylides' history is considered to be a cultural trait: speech and rhetoric were prized in Greece as the prime means of transferring knowledge.< Less
The Warrior from the Tin Islands By Paul Andrews
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The Greek speaking cities on the Eastern coast of the Aegaean Sea had revolted against the Empire. The Empire’s provincial capital had been plundered and burnt. The revolt had been put down,... More > and the Emperor had sworn to take his revenge. The Empire is poised to achieve world conquest. The only challenge which stands between the Empire and world domination is a proud, independent and free people led by a bullying Spartan king and a bent small-city boss. Bran is the son of a Celtic chief. He is cursed to be a slave for the rest of his life. Corina is the daughter of a rich and important city official. Can their love survive the onslaught of imperial troops and overcome the social barriers between Citizen and Slave and Greek and Barbarian?< Less
Dulcamara Vocal Score By Scott Farrell
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"Dulcamara, or the Little Duck and the Great Quack" is a burlesque of Gaetano Donizetti's opera, L'Elisir d'Amore. Written by W.S. Gilbert in 1866, the play tells the story of Nemorino, a... More > Neopolitan peasant who loves Adina, the village coquette. She has spurned his love for the soldier Belcore, so Nemorino buys a love potion from travelling Doctor Dulcamara. Dulcamara's assistant, Beppo, holds a mysterious secret. With new music by Scott Farrell and additional words by John Spartan, this incredibly silly play is now available for performing groups. This score contains all the dialogue as well as seven songs from the original 1866 production. Our new version was performed in concert by the Rockford Operetta Party in 2008.< Less
Life of St. Anthony of Egypt By St. Athanasius of Alexandria & Philip Schaff
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The biographic text of St. Anthony is presented complete in this edition for the reader's absorption and contemplation. First published in the 4th century A.D., Anthony the Great's biography was... More > authored by Christian Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. Since its release, the book has helped spread the beliefs, practices and arduous faith of Anthony the Great. A significant progenitor of the monastic tradition, Saint Anthony lived an ascetic lifestyle in the arid lands of Egypt. Although not the earliest of religious figures committed to this tradition, through actions and preaching Anthony helped popularise and spread principles that would contribute heavily to the establishment of Christian monasteries in Europe and beyond. One event in St. Anthony's life was his encounter with the supernatural in the remote Egyptian desert. This occurrence, where the otherworldly presence tried to tempt him from his spartan philosophy of living, is much recreated in Western art and literature.< Less

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