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Mythen en Legenden van Egypte [Dutch] By Lewis Spence
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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: James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence (25 November 1874 – 3... More > March 1955) was a Scottish journalist, poet and author. Spence was a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and Vice-President of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society.After graduating from Edinburgh University he pursued a career in journalism. In 1899 he married Helen Bruce. He was an editor at The Scotsman 1899-1906, editor of The Edinburgh Magazine for a year, 1904–05, then an editor at The British Weekly, 1906-09. In this time his interest was sparked in the myth and folklore of Mexico and Central America, resulting in his popularisation of the Mayan Popul Vuh, the sacred book of the Quiché Mayas (1908). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Spence< Less
Storia della decadenza e rovina dell'impero romano, volume 5 [Italian] By Edward Gibbon
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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: Edward Gibbon Wakefield (20 March 1796 – 16 May 1862) was a... More > British politician, the driving force behind much of the early colonisation of South Australia, and later New Zealand.Wakefield, who in 1816 married Eliza Pattle (1799–1820), was the eldest son of Edward Wakefield (1774–1854) and Susanna Crash (1767–1816).He is mentioned and criticised in Chapter 33 of Karl Marx's Das Kapital (Volume 1) and similarly in Henry George's How to Help the Unemployed. He was imprisoned for three years in 1827 for kidnapping.Born in London, Great Britain, in 1796, Wakefield was educated in London and Edinburgh. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gibbon_Wakefield< Less
Storia della decadenza e rovina dell'impero romano, volume 12 [Italian] By Edward Gibbon
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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: Edward Gibbon Wakefield (20 March 1796 – 16 May 1862) was a... More > British politician, the driving force behind much of the early colonisation of South Australia, and later New Zealand.Wakefield, who in 1816 married Eliza Pattle (1799–1820), was the eldest son of Edward Wakefield (1774–1854) and Susanna Crash (1767–1816).He is mentioned and criticised in Chapter 33 of Karl Marx's Das Kapital (Volume 1) and similarly in Henry George's How to Help the Unemployed. He was imprisoned for three years in 1827 for kidnapping.Born in London, Great Britain, in 1796, Wakefield was educated in London and Edinburgh. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gibbon_Wakefield< Less
Voyage autour du monde par la fregate du roi La Boudeuse et la flute L'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769. [French] By Louis-Antoine de, comte Bougainville
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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: Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (12 November 1729 – 31... More > August 1811) was a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of the British explorer James Cook, he took part in the Seven Years' War in North America and the American Revolutionary War against Britain. Bougainville later gained fame for his expeditions, including circumnavigation of the globe in a scientific expedition, the first recorded settlement on the Falkland Islands, and voyages into the Pacific Ocean. Bougainville Island of Papua New Guinea was named for him.Bougainville was born in Paris, the son of a notary, on either 11 or 12 November 1729. In early life, he studied law, but soon abandoned the profession. In 1753 he entered the army in the corps of musketeers. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Antoine_de_Bougainville< Less
Bletchley Park and the Belgian Pigeon Service By Bernard O'Connor
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During the Second World War, the British Royal Air Force’s Special Duties Squadrons parachuted thousands of pigeons into Belgium. Bletchley Park, the nerve centre of the British Intelligence... More > Service, had its own pigeon loft from where birds were sent on intelligence gathering missions. A secret organisation, MI14(d), was created to organise a pigeon service to occupied Europe. Those who found the pigeons were expected to supply military, economic and political intelligence for the Allies. This book includes the messages sent back from Belgium. In particular, it investigates the roles played by Josef Raskin and Jean Ceysens, the British Intelligence Services, the RAF and the brave individuals who, despite the possibility of imprisonment, sent messages to Britain in the hope it would help liberate their country.< Less
Voyages et Aventures Surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe
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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: Daniel Defoe (/ˌdænjəl dᵻˈfoʊ/;... More > c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.Daniel Foe (his original name) was probably born in Fore Street in the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Defoe< Less
Tuomo sedan tupa [Finnish] By Harriet Beecher Stowe
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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: Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (/stoʊ/; June 14,... More > 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from a famous religious family and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It depicts the harsh life for African Americans under slavery. It reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe< Less
Onkel Tom's Hutte oder die Geschichte eines christlichen Sklaven. Band 1 (von 3). [German] By Harriet Beecher Stowe
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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: Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (/stoʊ/; June 14,... More > 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from a famous religious family and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It depicts the harsh life for African Americans under slavery. It reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe< Less
Geschichte von England seit der Thronbesteigung Jakob's des Zweiten. Neunter Band: enthaltend Kapitel 17 und 18. [German] By Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay
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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: Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC (25 October... More > 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces.Macaulay held political office as the Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841, and the Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. He played a major role in introducing English and western concepts to education in India. He supported the replacement of Persian by English as the official language, the use of English as the medium of instruction in all schools, and the training of English-speaking Indians as teachers.In his view, Macaulay divided the world into civilised nations and barbarism, with Britain representing the high point of civilisation. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Babington_Macaulay< Less
Geschichte von England seit der Thronbesteigung Jakob's des Zweiten. Elfter Band: enthaltend Kapitel 21 und 22. [German] By Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay
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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: Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, PC (25 October... More > 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces.Macaulay held political office as the Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841, and the Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. He played a major role in introducing English and western concepts to education in India. He supported the replacement of Persian by English as the official language, the use of English as the medium of instruction in all schools, and the training of English-speaking Indians as teachers.In his view, Macaulay divided the world into civilised nations and barbarism, with Britain representing the high point of civilisation. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Babington_Macaulay< Less

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