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Commentaries on the Gallic War By JULIUS CÆSAR
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JULIUS CÆSAR Commentaries on the Gallic War Caius Julius Cæsar was born on July 12, 100 B.C., of a noble Roman family. His career was decided when he threw in his lot with the democratic... More > section against the republican oligarchy. Marrying Cornelia, daughter of Lucius Cinna, the chief opponent of the tyrant dictator Sulla, he incurred the implacable hatred of the latter, and was obliged to quit Rome. For a season he studied rhetoric at Rhodes. Settling in Rome after Sulla's death, Cæsar attached himself to the illustrious Pompey, whose policy was then democratic. In B.C. 68 he obtained a quæstorship in Spain, and on returning next year reconciled the two most powerful men in Rome, Pompey and Crassus. With them he formed what became known as the First Triumvirate. Being appointed to govern Gaul for five years, Cæsar there developed his genius for war; but his brilliant success excited the fears of the senate and the envy even of Pompey.< Less
Commentaries on the Gallic War [Christmas Summary Classics] By Julius Caesar
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Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc. Each book is specially... More > crafted after reading complete book in less than 30 pages. One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it. About the Book Caius Julius Cæsar was born on July 12, 100 B.C., of a noble Roman family. His career was decided when he threw in his lot with the democratic section against the republican oligarchy. Marrying Cornelia, daughter of Lucius Cinna, the chief opponent of the tyrant dictator Sulla, he incurred the implacable hatred of the latter, and was obliged to quit Rome. For a season he studied rhetoric at Rhodes. Settling in Rome after Sulla's death, Cæsar attached himself to the illustrious Pompey, whose policy was then democratic.< Less
The Commentaries of Julius Caesar By Julius Caesar
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This is a new edition of The Complete Commentaries of Julius Caesar. Including The Commentaries on The War in Gaul and The Roman Civil War. Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman and a... More > distinguished writer of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. Caesar's conquest of Gaul, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain. Caesar marched on Rome with one legion from Gaul to Italy, crossing the Rubicon in 49 BC. This sparked a civil war from which he emerged as the unrivaled leader of the Roman world.< Less
Revolution’s Foundation: Commentaries on Yama & Niyama By Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
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We are here on this planet burning up in the omnicidal war of human greed against all living beings. The time has come to end our participation in these crimes but our willing silence. We have been... More > born on this beautiful planet and we must fight to save it. The fire of our love must incinerate the flames of capitalist greed.< Less
Revolution's Foundation: Commentaries on Yama & Niyama By Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
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We are here on this planet burning up in the homicidal war of human greed against all living beings. The time has come to end our participation in these crimes but our willing silence. We have been... More > born on this beautiful planet and we must fight to save it. The fire of our love must incinerate the flames of capitalist greed. Where does this love come from. True love comes from the ultimate love deep inside the core of our hearts and of every heart of all beings. This love is not philosophy or a fantasy but a practical reality of revolutionary spirituality. Crisis means opportunity and catastrophe means destiny. We have watched this crisis of violent capitalism and have done nothing. We had the choice of life or death and we kept choosing death because we are afraid to live – live totally free from our complexes and above all free from fear of those demonic brothers who control this planet.< Less
The War Diaries By Varadachariar Nadathur Desikachariar
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This edition of the Kasi Diaries draws upon the insightful entries detailing the events of the Second World War on a daily basis, and aims to be a contemporaneous view of the genesis, development and... More > end of the war. The Diaries display a keen and observant mind, and shows the writer to be a fascinating narrator of events,with an easy style of writing and an excellent sense of humour. Almost to the day when Germany capitulated in May 1945, Kasi wrote in his Diary, “I have lived through this eventful period of the world’s history – Thank God!” "What I found most fascinating about his jottings are events leading to World War II, the rise of fascism in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan,and their initial victories ending in ignominious defeats. I felt like I was watching a news-reel film." - Khushwant Singh.< Less
"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries of Julius Caesar By Julius Caesar
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"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a third-person narrative. In it Caesar describes the battles and intrigues that... More > took place in the nine years he spent fighting local armies in Gaul that opposed Roman domination.< Less
War of the Worlds By H.G. Wells
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Written in 1898, "War of the Worlds" has been viewed by scholars as both social commentary and a prophetic vision of a future Wells would never live to experience first-hand.
The Omen Series: Wars and Rumors of Wars By Matthew Ballou
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This small catalog collects the Omen Series of paintings by Matthew Ballou, which were shown at Gillock Gallery in Chicago during August 2006. Included is Ballou's short text on the inspiration for... More > the project as well individual commentary on each work.< Less
Little Wars By H. G. Wells
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Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fictiongenre. He was also a prolific writer in many... More > other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. -Wikipedia< Less