A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History by Joanne Major,Sarah Murden

By Joanne Major,Sarah Murden

nearly books in a single, A correct Royal Scandal recounts the interesting heritage of the abnormal love suits reduced in size through successive generations of the Cavendish-Bentinck kin, ancestors of the British Royal relations. the 1st a part of this interesting ebook seems on the scandal that erupted in Regency London, simply months after the conflict of Waterloo, while the widowed Lord Charles Bentinck eloped with the Duke of Wellington's married niece. A messy divorce and a fast marriage undefined, complex by means of an unseemly tug-of-war over Lord Charles' baby daughter from his first union. Over twenty years later and whereas at Oxford college, Lord Charles' eldest son, recognized to his kinfolk as Charley, fell in love with a gorgeous Romany lady, and secretly married her. He saved this union hidden from his kinfolk, specifically his uncle, William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland, upon whose patronage he relied. whilst his alliance was once chanced on, Charley was once forged adrift by way of his relatives, with devastating consequences.

A love tale in addition to a brilliantly researched ancient biography, this can be a continuation of Joanne and Sarah's first biography, An notorious Mistress, concerning the eighteenth-century courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott, whose daughter used to be the 1st spouse of Lord Charles Bentinick. The e-book ends via exhibiting how, if now not for a tender gypsy and her tragic lifestyles, the British monarchy may glance very various today.

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Accident of Fate: A Personal Account, 1938–1945 (Life by Imre Rochlitz,Joseph Rochlitz

By Imre Rochlitz,Joseph Rochlitz

Accident of Fate is a first-hand account of persecution, rescue, and resistance within the Axis-occupied former Yugoslavia. on the age of 13, Imre Rochlitz fled to Yugoslavia from his formative years domestic in Vienna following the Nazi Anschluss, leaving his relatives in the back of. In January 1942 the Ustashe (Croatian Fascists) arrested and interned him within the Jasenovac demise camp, the place he dug mass graves. at the verge of loss of life, Rochlitz used to be published end result of the notable intervention of a Nazi basic. He escaped to the Adriatic coast, the place he and a number of other thousand different Jewish refugees have been safe by means of the military of Fascist Italy. After Italy’s hand over, he joined Tito’s Partisans, changing into an officer and armed forces veterinarian, and rescued dozens of downed Allied airmen. In 1945, he fled Yugoslavia’s Communist regime and reached liberated southern Italy. In 1947, on the age of 22, he emigrated to the U.S..

With exact own photos and records helping the textual content, this eyewitness narrative covers little-known subject matters and gives a revealing historic account of the interval. The ebook is helping make clear and render available the complexities and contradictions of clash and genocide in wartime Yugoslavia.

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Hero of Budapest, The: The Triumph and Tragedy of Raoul by Bengt Jangfeldt,Harry Watson

By Bengt Jangfeldt,Harry Watson

the tale of Raoul Wallenberg - who, at big own probability, rescued lots of Budapest's Jews from the Holocaust - is among the such a lot extraordinary of worldwide battle II. but the whole account of his existence and destiny can basically be informed now - and for the 1st time during this publication - following entry to the Russian and Swedish archival resources, formerly now not used. Wallenberg used to be a Swedish businessman, recruited by means of the conflict Refugee Board to rescue millions of Hungarian Jews. as soon as in Budapest, he created and dispensed so referred to as 'protective passports' one of the Jewish inhabitants, hence coping with to save lots of as much as 8,000 humans. throughout the 'safe homes' and clandestine networks that he verified round the urban, many millions extra have been stored from the focus camps. but, whilst Budapest was once liberated by way of the pink military in January 1945, Wallenberg was once arrested, taken to Moscow and disappeared into the Soviet criminal method. utilizing formerly unseen assets, Bengt Jangfeldt has been capable of reconstruct the occasions surrounding Wallenberg's arrest nearly hour by means of hour and, for the 1st time, he's in a position to shed new mild on why Wallenberg was once arrested and what occurred to him after he disappeared.

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Witness to Annihilation: Surviving the Holocaust by Samuel Drix

By Samuel Drix

whilst the German military captured Lwów, Poland, in 1941, the town contained a colourful Jewish group of 160,000 humans. through 1945, all yet a couple of hundred have been lifeless. Witness to Annihilation is the ebook that Samuel Drix vowed he could write. Drix persevered approximately a yr within the Janowska focus camp, escaped and concealed from the Nazis, used to be liberated via the crimson military, and finally fled from in the back of the Iron Curtain to the US. This infrequent Holocaust memoir via a being concerned doctor will either horrify and inspire.

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Cornelia: Mother of the Gracchi (Women of the Ancient World) by Suzanne Dixon

By Suzanne Dixon

Examining the striking lifetime of Cornelia, famed because the epitome of advantage, constancy and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon offers an in-depth learn of the lady who probably represented the appropriate of the Roman matrona greater than any other.

Studying her lifestyles in the course of a interval of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, spouse of an aristocrat, and mom of the Gracchi; and the way those enabled her to maneuver in excessive echelons of society.

For scholars and students of classical reports and Roman historical past, this book will give scholars a glimpse into the lifetime of Cornelia, and of the impression she had at the period.

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John Hawkwood: An English Mercenary in Fourteenth-Century by William Caferro

By William Caferro

John Hawkwood used to be fourteenth-century Italy's so much infamous and winning soldier. a guy recognized for cleverness and bold, he was once the main feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkood begun his profession in France throughout the Hundred Years' battle and crossed into Italy with the famed White corporation in 1361. From that point till his dying in 1394, Hawkwood fought through the peninsula as a captain of armies in instances of conflict and as a commander of marauding bands during periods of peace. He completed foreign reputation, and his pals integrated such favorite humans as Geoffrey Chaucer, Catherine of Siena, Jean Froissart, and Francis Petrarch. City-states continuously attempted to outbid one another for his providers, for which he acquired cash, land, and in relation to Florence, citizenship -- a most unique honor for an Englishman. whilst Hawkwood died, the Florentines buried him with nice rite of their cathedral, an honor denied their maximum poet, Dante. His ultimate resting position, in spite of the fact that, is disputed.

Historian William Caferro's bold account of Hawkwood is either a biography and a research of conflict and statecraft. Caferro has mined greater than twenty data in England and Italy, growing an authoritative portrait of Hawkwood as a rare army chief, if no longer continuously an admirable person. Caferro's Hawkwood possessed a expertise for dissimulation and craft either at the battlefield and on the negotiating desk, and, satirically, controlled to achieve a name for "honesty" whereas beating his Italian hosts at their very own online game of duplicity and manipulation.

In addition to a radical account of Hawkwood's existence and occupation, Caferro's research deals a primary reassessment of the Italian army state of affairs and of the mercenary process. Hawkwood's profession is handled no longer in isolation yet firmly in the context of Italian society, opposed to the backdrop of unfolding crises: famine, plague, well known unrest, and spiritual schism. certainly, Hawkwood's lifestyles and profession provide a different vantage element from which we will be able to research the industrial, social, and political affects of war.

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Osiris: Death and Afterlife of a God by Bojana Mojsov

By Bojana Mojsov

Bojana Mojsov tells the tale of the cult of Osiris from starting to finish, sketching its improvement all through 3,000 years of Egyptian historical past.

  • Draws jointly the various files approximately Osiris from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
  • Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris used to be the most well-liked and enduring of the traditional religions.
  • Shows how the cult supplied direct antecedents for lots of rules, qualities and customs in Christianity, together with the idea that of the trinity, baptism within the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
  • Reveals the cult’s effect on different western mystical traditions and teams, resembling the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
  • Written for a basic, in addition to a scholarly audience.

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Italo Balbo: A Fascist Life by Claudio G. Segre

By Claudio G. Segre

Pioneering aviator, blackshirt chief, colonial governor, confidante and heir-apparent to Benito Mussolini, the rushing and charismatic Italo Balbo exemplified the beliefs of Fascist Italy throughout the Twenties and 30s. He earned nationwide notoriety after international warfare I as a ruthless squadrista whose blackshirt forces overwhelmed socialist and exchange union companies. As Minister of Aviation from 1926 to 1933, he led across the world heralded mass trans-Atlantic flights. while his aerial armada reached the U. S., Chicago venerated him with a Balbo street, big apple staged a ticker-tape parade, and President Roosevelt invited him to lunch. As colonial governor from 1933 to 1940, Balbo reworked Libya from backward colony to version Italian province. To many, Italo Balbo looked as if it would include a noble imaginative and prescient of Fascism and the recent Italy.

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Nero (Blackwell Ancient Lives) by Jurgen Malitz

By Jurgen Malitz

during this conscientiously researched biography Jürgen Malitz invitations readers to reassess the recognition of the Roman Emperor Nero.

  • Focuses at the growing to be pressure among Nero’s creative developments and his position as emperor.
  • Steers readers during the diversified interpretations of Nero that experience arisen in the course of the ages.
  • Allows readers to shape a balanced judgment of this divisive and debatable Emperor.

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Memoir of My Youth in Cuba: A Soldier in the Spanish Army by Josep Conangla,Joaquín Roy,Dolores J. Walker

By Josep Conangla,Joaquín Roy,Dolores J. Walker

Memoir of My formative years in Cuba: A Soldier within the Spanish military throughout the Separatist conflict, 1895–1898 is a translation of the memoir Memorias de mi juventud en Cuba: Un soldado del ejército español en l. a. guerra separatista (1895–1898) by means of Josep Conangla. The English variation is predicated at the Spanish model edited via Joaquín Roy, who came upon the memoir and was once given entry to the Conangla kinfolk data. Conangla’s memoir, now on hand in English, is a crucial addition to the money owed of Spanish and Cuban infantrymen who served in Cuba’s moment struggle of Independence.


Spaniard Josep Conangla used to be conscripted on the age of twenty and despatched to Cuba. during his time there, he reaffirmed his pacifism and aid of Cuban independence. The younger guy was once a believer who unfailingly attached his view of occasions to the Christian humanitarianism on which he prided himself. Conangla’s complex schooling and the impact of well-placed buddies facilitated his project to secure bureaucratic positions in the course of the struggle, making sure that he wouldn't see strive against. From his privileged place, he used to be a willing observer of his atmosphere. He defined the various judgements he made—which every now and then positioned him at odds with the army forms he served—along with what he observed because the effects of basic Valeriano Weyler’s decree mandating the reconcentración, an early model of focus camps. What Conangla observed fueled his revulsion on the collusion of the Spanish kingdom and its state-sponsored faith in that coverage. “Red Mass,” released six years after the conflict of Independence and incorporated in his memoir, is a bright expression in verse of his abhorrence.


Conangla’s reminiscences of the contacts among Spaniards and Cubans within the components to which he used to be assigned exhibit his skill to forge friendships inspite of Creole rivals of the rebellion. As an aspiring poet and author, Conangla integrated fabric on fellow writers, Cuban and Spanish, who controlled to satisfy and trade principles regardless of their situations. His debts of the Spanish defeat, the scene in Havana round the finish of the battle, together with his go back to Spain, are stirring.

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