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by Alexander Hamilton
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The Federalist Papers
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  • History
  • 1991
  • Autor: Alexander Hamilton
Among the masterpieces of political thought in the West, "Articles of the Federalists" occupy a special, perhaps, unique place. Although neither Hamilton, nor Madison, nor Jay were political philosophers in the proper sense of the word, in terms of the scope and symmetry of their collective theoretical thinking, they are hardly inferior to anyone of their fellow Enlightenment. Over time, the Articles of the Federalists not only did not lose their meaning, but on the contrary, they only became firmly established in their "modernity" as for American political and public life, where they serve...
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by Ambrose Bierce
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
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  • History
  • 1995
  • Autor: Ambrose Bierce
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Peyton Farquhar, a confederate sympathizer, stands to be hanged for his role in a plot to demolish Owl Creek Bridge. As he awaits death, Farquhar considers the possibility of escape; the chances of slipping his bonds, swimming to safety, and returning to his family. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge recounts the final moments before Farquhar is hanged, exploring the feelings of a man facing his death, and the close relationship between life and death. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library...
Number of pages: ~ 26 pages
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by Patrick Henry
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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
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  • 1976
  • Autor: Patrick Henry
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. For many, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death is required reading for various courses and curriculums and for others, who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Patrick Henry is highly recommended....
Number of pages: ~ 31 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4/5

by William Shakespeare
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
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  • History
  • 1994
  • Autor: William Shakespeare
Moscow, 1957 Publishing "Art". With illustrations. Original dust covers, publishing bindings. Safety is good. This edition includes all the works of Shakespeare. The text is based on the most authoritative English edition - the so-called Cambridge edition (Cambridge Shakespeare, ed. William Aldis Wright, 3rd ed., 1891–93). Currently, the publication contains a more extensive auxiliary apparatus. All plays are accompanied by a critical essay and commentary. Last expanded in comparison with the previous collected works. The last volume contains an article about the history of theatrical...
Number of pages: ~ 1392 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
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  • History
  • 1995
  • Autor: Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau writing belongs to the Civil Disobedience pamphlet (Civil Disobedience, 1849), where he expressed convictions for which in July 1846 he had to spend a night in prison, because he refused to pay taxes to the government, whose actions did not approve. Many years later, this essay had a great influence on Gandhi in his speech against British rule in India....
Number of pages: ~ 202 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Marcus Aurelius
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Meditations
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  • History
  • 2016
  • Autor: Marcus Aurelius
REFLECTIONS are personal records of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonin made by him in the 70s. II c. AD They reflect the stubborn desire of Marcus Aurelius to be guided in his worldview by the Stoic teaching. Due to the exceptional position of Marcus Aurelius and his developing literary document, this document allows The book has its own destiny....
Number of pages: ~ 216 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.2/5

by Leo Tolstoy
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War and Peace
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Is it possible to consider yourself a truly educated person without reading "War and Peace"? - I think the answer to this question is obvious.  Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace is considered to be the pearl of world literature. Critics of the whole world recognize “War and Peace” as a model of a new European novel, although it is not so full. From a technical point of view, it is possible to call this work absolutely perfect - descriptions of the epic events of the war with Napoleon of 1812, and at the same time the delicate characters of all strata of Russian society of that time.  It...
Number of pages: ~ 1440 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5

The King James Version of the Bible
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Translation of the Bible into English, performed under the patronage of the King of England Jacob I and released in 1611. Up until now, the Bible of King Jacob has the status of an approved, “authorized” by the king translation (English Authorized Version), although, unlike previous “authorized” translations, starting with the Great Bible, published under Henry VIII, there is actually no royal approval "never received [source not specified 1132 days]. In 2015, a priest of the parish church in Wrexham found one of the first copies of the King James Version of the Bible in 1611, the...
Number of pages: ~ 1824 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.4/5

by James Ward
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Historic Ornament, Vol 1 (of 2)
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James Ward - a scientist, a geologist, a researcher, a member of the Imperial trans-Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shackleton (1914–1917), seven Arctic expeditions to the coast and Eastern Greenland of many scientific communities....
Number of pages: ~ 193 pages
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by Niccolò Machiavelli
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The Prince
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  • History
  • 2006
  • Autor: Niccolò Machiavelli
The state is divided into a republic. Machiavelli has three forms of coming to power: weapon, force or violence, luck or virtue. Machiavelli requires special attention to arms and virtues, it is noted that one complements the other. “Armed preachers are winning,” he writes. Machiavelli emphasizes that sometimes he must be like an animal, from which he distinguishes a fox and a lion. If the state discovers obvious defects or violates the "lifestyle" of the country that rules. Of the virtues of Machiavelli, Aristotle follows a particularly marked generosity (liberality - consistency as the...
Number of pages: ~ 80 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5