The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front (WWI Centenary

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Growth of nationalism in relation to imperialism, religion, and revolution in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle East. Writers of secondary sources also have their own biases and may be less open about them than the narrator of a primary source. Pharaoh: See the stresses and threats that culminate in the fall of Egypt’s Twentieth Dynasty and the New Kingdom in this novel. Set amidst the depredated austerity of West Point in the 1830’s, where Poe saw a short-lived career as cadet, Bayard’s novel showcases the relationship between Poe and New York City constable Gus Landor as they seek to decipher the riddle of another young cadet’s murder; the boy in question has been found hanged and, in a gruesome turn reminiscent of Poe, had his heart carved from his chest.

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Posted by / October 23, 2012 / Posted in Europe

Blue Skies and Gunfire (Definitions)

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Even the Bretons believed this, and we can be assured French propaganda exploited the idea. Ships from what is now the Philippines traded with Funan, a state in what is now southern Vietnam, a thousand years before the Yuan dynasty.” And finally, China’s so-called “historic claims” to the South China Sea are actually not “centuries old.” They only go back to 1947, when Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalist government drew the so-called “eleven-dash line” on Chinese maps of the South China Sea, enclosing the Spratly Islands and other chains that the ruling Kuomintang party declared were now under Chinese sovereignty.

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Posted by / October 23, 2012 / Posted in Europe

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table (Annotated)

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All of my friends know this, and they frequently recommend books for me to read. The blurb for the book hits all the right buttons of therapy culture. At Queen Elizabeth's court, 16-year-old Miranda soon learns that a large part of her survival will depend on her knowing who to trust. The past, as we have seen, is often presented as a very dark place where human degradation, abuse, victimisation and genocide were normal features of daily life. They did not take Massa at that point, and all across the Gothic Line, Kesselring’s forces held on.

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Posted by / October 23, 2012 / Posted in Europe

Magic Flutes

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Kenneth McNeil argues that Fergus in particular “embod[ies] a particular mode of French masculinity that Scott elsewhere associates with the failings of French culture” [4]. The most alarming manifestation of the reading epidemic was its potential for triggering acts of self-harm, including suicide among the impressionable young. Because of its highly charged association with human evil, the term slavery has been hijacked by numerous moral entrepreneurs intent on drawing attention to their own causes.

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Posted by / October 23, 2012 / Posted in Europe

Black Jack (Sunburst Book)

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Orders over the value of $270 will be liable for customs charges, taxes including GST and brokerage costs which are the recipient's sole responsibility. You will not be given the names of the readers. It’s the definitive novel about the spread of what was then a new religion. Although the main story line concerns a post-WWII murder trial, flashbacks to the war years occupy much of the narrative. I am so excited to be hosting Suzy Henderson's Cover Reveal for The Beauty Shop, hosted by HF Virtual Book Tours!

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Posted by / October 22, 2012 / Posted in Europe

The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Haunted Horrors

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Plus a supervillain with glittery breasts. Brenton also wrote Anne Boleyn a play on the life of Anne Boleyn, which premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in 2010. She is the director of the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies and associate professor of history at Ohio's Youngstown State University. "Some historians' reluctance to utilize victim testimony in their construction of Holocaust history may be a result of a prejudice among them to utilize only 'official documents' or to combat accusations of Holocaust deniers by being able to demonstrate the facts through the words of the Nazis themselves," Sinnreich wrote.

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Posted by / October 22, 2012 / Posted in Europe

Catherine, The Great Journey: Russia, 1743 (The Royal

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The migrant debate has exposed EU contempt for the public. In many societies, people who come to rely on the state depend far less on each other and on their community. Poul Anderson has a number of historical fantasy novels set in Viking times including The Broken Sword and Hrolf Kraki's Saga. To others, however, A quickly discovers just how important these things can be. That’s more than can be said of Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the Independent.

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Posted by / October 22, 2012 / Posted in Europe

Coram Boy

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Intimate relationships require privacy if they are not to disintegrate under the pressure of public scrutiny. Think of the Canterbury Tales set in nineteenth-century Moldavia. Dunnett’s novels, as complex and dramatic as a game of chess, play out over a wide canvas that encompasses all of Renaissance Europe. Hong Kong would eventually be returned to China in 1997. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera — where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein.

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Posted by / October 22, 2012 / Posted in Europe

The King's Shadow

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Surely they should be getting about the whole purpose of marriage – siring an heir or two. You might also enjoy the King Arthur Book List, an all-things-Arthur epic reading list. A Hearth in Candlewood, by Delia Parr, begins a nice “Candlewood Trilogy” series. This may be as narrow as a specific moment from a battle, such as the reenactment of Pickett's Charge presented during the Great Reunion of 1913, or as broad as an entire period, such as Regency reenactment or The 1920s Berlin Project.

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Posted by / October 22, 2012 / Posted in Europe

The White Witch

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An afterword providing historical perspective may spark discussion among curious readers. (Publisher’s Weekly) Schuman, Jane. The concept of a ghost, also known as a specter, is based on the ancient idea that a person’s spirit exists separately from his or her body, and may continue to exist after that person dies. Instructor approval required for HIUS 285. And what is his connection to Buddy's handsome, aristocratic grandfather? Boccaccio & Fiammetta: Giovanni Boccaccio was an important 14th-century author.

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Posted by / October 22, 2012 / Posted in Europe