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History of the Plague in London
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A terrible anti-utopian pamphlet by Daniel Defoe, which shocked the contemporaries of the writer - and shocking even modern readers with his cold, almost ironic objectivity. The victims of the "black death" that fell upon England could be counted in the hundreds of thousands. However, the story of one person who survived the "Plague Year" affects us much more than dry numbers......
Number of pages: ~ 307 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.6/5

by G. K. Chesterton
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“A series of reckless, but sincere articles,” as Chesterton defined “Heretics” in “Orthodoxy” (by the way, this most famous treatise was written in response to the accusation that even Chesterton criticizes different philosophies in “Heretics”, but does not give his own) . A collection of Chesterton's essays on people whom he considered modern heretics. The book is directed against the most dangerous ideas of our time. By the way, "Heretics" is the first of the famous Chesterton's apologetic treatises....
Number of pages: ~ 160 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Rudyard Kipling
Sea Warfare
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  • History
  • 1916
  • Autor: Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Rudyard Kipling is a famous writer, great poet and short story writer, the first Englishman to receive a Nobel Prize in literature. Perhaps, rarely did anyone have such a successful literary fate: Kipling's works were enthusiastically accepted by critics, royalties turned out to be record-breaking, four collected works were published during the author's lifetime - this is a truly unique case....
Number of pages: ~ 107 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by E. Gordon Browne
Queen Victoria
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  • History
  • 2005
  • Autor: E. Gordon Browne
May 24, 1819 in the family of Edward, the Duke of Kent, and Victoria, Princess Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeldskaya, a daughter named Alexandrina Victoria was born. After 18 years, she will ascend to the British throne and become Queen Victoria. Victoria's 63-year reign — one of the longest in history — has become perhaps the most successful for Britain: this small island nation will be the most powerful and developed country in the world, an empire that “the sun never sets over”....
Number of pages: ~ 115 pages
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by The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
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  • History
  • 1888
  • Autor: The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
The included stories belong to different periods of the writer's work, but are united by a common theme - India at the end of the 19th century, the life of the local population and the British colonialists, their difficult relationships....
Number of pages: ~ 58 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Thomas Paine
Common Sense
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Thomas Payne's Political Brochure, Common Sense, was an extremely influential document of the Revolutionary era. Since it was written and reasoned in a style that is easy to understand, the brochure has become extremely popular. He fired up revolutionary lights and supplied intelligent ammunition to revolutionaries throughout the colony. Study one of the most significant political writings in American history and find out the main arguments that Payne presented in his work....
Number of pages: ~ 49 pages
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by Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
Olaf the Glorious: A Story of the Viking Age
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  • History
  • 1894
  • Autor: Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
Vikings - Scandinavian sailors of the early Middle Ages, in the VIII - XI centuries they made sea voyages from Vinland to Biarmia and from the Caspian to North Africa. Most of them were free peasants who lived on the territory of modern Sweden, Denmark and Norway, who were pushed beyond the borders of their native countries by overpopulation and thirst for easy money. By religion - the vast majority of pagans. Used their battle axes for both melee and throwing. Also, they had not only ordinary spears, but also lighter ones - throwing ones. Swedish Vikings, as a rule, traveled east and...
Number of pages: ~ 412 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Great Boer War
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  • History
  • 1900
  • Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
The Boer War (1899–1902) made a deep impression on contemporaries. In this war, the Boer farmers armed with the most modern weapons won several brilliant victories over the British regular army. On the battlefields of the Boer War, Mauser rifles and Maxim machine guns opposed the tactics of the Napoleonic Wars, which continued to adhere to the European army. After the last Boer army was defeated, a fierce guerrilla war continued for another two years. The British Empire ultimately won, but paid for it with a loss of twenty thousand soldiers. After the war, the British went to a completely...
Number of pages: ~ 512 pages
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by C. H. Forbes-Lindsay
Captain John Smith
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John Smith is an English writer and sailor who stood at the origins of Jamestown, the first British settlement in the territory of the modern United States. In the imagination of the masses, the name of Captain John Smith is associated with a story he himself told about his "romantic relationship" with the daughter of an Indian chief named Pocahontas....
Number of pages: ~ 195 pages
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by Thomas Okey
Paris and Its Story
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Thomas Okey was an expert on basket weaving, a translator of Italian, and a writer on art and the topography of architecture and art works in Italy and France.[1][2] In 1919, he became the first professor in Cambridge University under the Serena Professor of Italian title....
Number of pages: ~ 536 pages
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