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by John Wesley
Thoughts Upon Slavery
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BY slavery I mean domestic slavery, or that of a servant to a master. A late ingenious writer well observes, "The variety of forms in which slavery appears, makes it almost impossible to convey a just notion of it, by way of definition. There are however certain properties which have accompanied slavery in most places, whereby it is easily distinguished from that mild domestic service which obtains in our own country."...
Number of pages: ~ 102 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

Xenophon Classics: Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus
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  • History
  • 430 – 354 BC
  • Autor: Xenophon
In substance, the Cyropaedia is "a political romance, describing the education of the ideal ruler, trained to rule as a benevolent despot over his admiring and willing subjects." Although it is "generally agreed" that Xenophon "did not intend Cyropaedia as history", it remains unclear whether this work was intended to fit into any other classical genre known before....
Number of pages: ~ 175 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

by Charles Burney
Memoirs of Doctor Burney
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  • History
  • 1832
  • Autor: Charles Burney
Charles Burney (1726–1814), the music historian, is best remembered for his General History of Music and the accounts of his musical tours in Europe. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson and David Garrick, corresponded with Diderot and Haydn and was made Fellow of the Royal Society in 1773. Although he was a music teacher by profession, it was his writings on music which brought him widespread recognition. Following publication of the General History, he began his memoirs but did not complete them. It is likely that he intended his daughter, the novelist Fanny Burney, to publish the memoirs...
Number of pages: ~ 376 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Aldous Huxley
The Devils of Loudun
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  • History
  • 1952
  • Autor: Aldous Huxley
The Devils of Loudun is a 1952 non-fiction novel by Aldous Huxley. It is a historical narrative of supposed demonic possession, religious fanaticism, sexual repression, and mass hysteria that occurred in seventeenth-century France surrounding unexplained events that took place in the small town of Loudun. It centers on Roman Catholic priest Urbain Grandier and an entire convent of Ursuline nuns, who allegedly became possessed by demons after Grandier made a pact with Satan. The events led to several public exorcisms as well as executions by burning....
Number of pages: ~ 294 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

by Robert Greene
The 48 Laws of Power
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  • History
  • 2000
  • Autor: Robert Greene
The New York Times Bestseller Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence...
Number of pages: ~ 476 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Lisa Kleypas
Married by Morning
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Married by Morning continues Lisa Kleypas's Hathaways beloved series set in Victorian London. For two years, Catherine Marks has been a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters—a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges' older brother, Leo Hathaway, is thoroughly exasperating. Cat can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response—and even more so when Leo proposes a dangerous liaison. Leo must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. Catherine's...
Number of pages: ~ 352 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Water Dancer
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  • History
  • 2019
  • Autor: Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Water Dancer is a great novel with a classy story that keeps you on the edge from the very beginning till the last line. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of this beautiful novel. This author has a very clear idea of how to write a great story and engage the reader in a great environment. This novel reflects the great writing skills of the author. The characters of the novel are chosen very beautifully and executed in tremendous way....
Number of pages: ~ 155 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

The History of the Peloponnesian War
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The entire Greek world plunged into three decades of bloodshed in 431 B.C., when the ongoing friction between Athens and Sparta exploded into war. Ten years into the struggle, the Athenian general Thucydides was dismissed for a military failure that led to a triumph for posterity: the former general retired to write an account of the war, resulting in one of the world's great history books. Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between the Greek city-states resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human...
Number of pages: ~ 511 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 5/5

by Flavius Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
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  • History
  • n/a
  • Autor: Flavius Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews (Latin: Antiquitates Iudaicae; Greek: Ἰουδαϊκὴ ἀρχαιολογία, Ioudaikē archaiologia) is a 20-volume historiographical work, written in Greek, by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in the 13th year of the reign of Roman emperor Flavius Domitian which was around AD 93 or 94. Antiquities of the Jews contains an account of history of the Jewish people for Josephus' gentile patrons. In the first ten volumes, Josephus follows the events of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve. The second ten volumes continues the history of...
Number of pages: ~ 1304 pages
Amazon Rating ~ ??/5

by Virginia Watson
The Princess Pocahontas
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  • History
  • 1916
  • Autor: Virginia Watson
At birth, the leader’s daughter received the name Amonut, but among her relatives she was known as Matoaka. Pocahontas was the nickname given to her by her father. In the language of her people, this meant something like “prankster” or “playful child”. About 30 local communities, united by language and culture, were subordinate to the leader Paukhatan, all together they formed the Pouhatan tribe. Pocahontas first saw Europeans, probably in 1607 or in 1608, these were colonists from Jamestown, an English settlement in Virginia. One of the directors in this colony was the same captain John...
Number of pages: ~ 116 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.9/5