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More Info The Dutch East India Company: The History of the World’s First Multinational Corporation
by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes contemporary accounts of the VOC's expeditions and conflicts
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“Whereas pepper has nothing in it that can plead as a recommendation to fruit or berry, its only desirable quality being a certain pungency; and yet it is for this that we import it all the way from India!” – Pliny the Elder

From classic grilled meat to exotic and savory 5-star dishes, pepper has long been the ultimate staple spice. While bulk pepper may be readily stocked in supermarkets and convenience stores...
More Info Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior (Hoover Essays)
by James B. Stockdale

When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.
More Info The Puppet Masters: Spies, Traitors and the Real Forces Behind World Events
by John Hughes-Wilson

‘The Puppet Masters’, written by an ex-intelligence officer, reveals the role of spying and intelligence in the great events of history.

From France’s brilliant secret agent transvestite to the infamous Cambridge spy ring, ‘The Puppet Masters’ offers an entertaining and thought-provoking insight into the work – and treacheries – of the spies who shaped history.

From the Old Testament’s honey-traps to WWII’s cryptography, from Elizabeth I to Osama bin Laden, the hidden hand of intelligence is exposed behind every critical decision.

In this revised and updated edition, John Hughes-Wilson...
More Info Weird Ireland: A History of Ancient Mysteries, Fantastic Folklore, and Urban Legends Across the Emerald Isle
by Charles River EditorsSean McLachlan

*Includes pictures
*Includes excerpts of contemporary accounts and newspaper reports
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

Ireland has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. There are also the usual ghost stories found in every old land. The stranger side of the Emerald Isle goes much deeper than that, however, with tales of phantom armies marching through the sky, sea monsters swimming in the waters around the island, and stories of strange powers and dark magic....
More Info The Craftsman
by Richard Sennett

Craftsmanship, says Richard Sennett, names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. The computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen all engage in a craftsman’s work. In this thought-provoking book, Sennett explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today’s world. The Craftsman engages the many...
More Info Augustus: Son of Rome (Augustus series Book 1)
by Richard Foreman

Augustus: Son of Rome tells the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar and the rise of his heir, Gaius Octavius, as he journeys to Rome from Apollonia. We see a boy grow into a man as Octavius develops the moral courage, intelligence and ruthlessness that will finally see him become Augustus, Emperor of Rome.

The pen and sword will be employed to defeat his enemies and Octavius will earn the name of "Caesar".

Yet Rome will exact its price - and triumph will be accompanied by tragedy.

Julius Caesar, Cicero, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Brutus and Marcus Agrippa all feature in this epic...
More Info De pasión y deshonra: Novela de amor, acción y aventuras ambientada en las colonias españolas en Asia. Romance histórico (Spanish Edition)
by Constanza Chesnott

Best Seller Romance histórico
Una inolvidable historia ambientada en el exótico marco de las colonias españolas de Asia en el s. XVII.
Mariana López de Peñaflor, hija de un adinerado comerciante sevillano, y a punto de viajar a Nueva España para casarse con un reputado médico, ve cómo su mundo de certezas se derrumba. Dejando atrás su Sevilla natal, se embarca en una aventura vital que la llevará hasta los confines del Imperio, y al encuentro inesperado con un hombre que cambiará el rumbo de su vida.

En el contexto histórico de la lucha por el dominio de los mares y las riquezas del...
More Info Beyond Top Secret U
by Ewen Montagu

“Few fictional spy thrillers are as gripping as Ewen Montagu’s account of real-life British Intelligence operations during World War II.” Sunday Express

“My recollections of ‘The War to End Wars’ had convinced me that there were better ways of dying than in a modern army.”

A keen sailor in the years preceding the outbreak of World War II, Ewen Montagu joined the Navy’s supplementary reserve, hoping that they would find some use for him.

Following the emergence of his qualifications as a K.C. he found himself attached to the Admiralty and stepping into the shadowy world of British...
More Info True Crime Stories Volume 6: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology)
by Jack Rosewood

In the following true crime anthology, you will read about twelve true crime stories that have baffled investigators and captured the imagination of the public for years. Among some of the more shocking stories is a trio of mass murder cases from around the world. You will be intrigued to read about how Ronald DeFeo Junior mercilessly gunned down six members of his family in cold blood and how two other cases of mass murder that although not well-known in the United States, shocked the small countries where they took place. You will also follow the criminal investigations of some...
More Info Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier
by Charles Spencer

Prince Rupert of the Rhine was born in Prague in 1619, heir to a life of incredible privilege. But while he was still a baby, his father, Frederick V, lost his crown in an ill-judged battle against the Habsburg Emperor. Utterly defeated, the family was given just eight hours to flee Prague, and in their hurry to escape, the infant prince was left behind. He was only saved when a courtier conducted a final sweep of the deserted palace and found him crying, alone, on the floor of one of the rooms.

Thus began a life of exile and adventure, which would see the prince at the heart of some of the...