by Bernard Shaw
The play takes place in 48–47 years BC. e. in Egypt, where Julius Caesar arrived during the civil war and joined as a decisive force in the dynastic conflict between Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy XIII. This is one of the most brilliant plays by Bernard Shaw, marked by an exciting dynamic plot, splendor of the language and lively characters....
Number of pages: ~ 124 pages
by Danske Dandridge
- Autor: Danske Dandridge
Poet Danske Dandridge was born in Copenhagen, while her father, Henry Bedinger, was serving as ambassador to Denmark. She was christened Caroline Dane Bedinger, her father giving her the nickname Danske (‘‘Little Dane’’). She lived her life from age 19 in Shepherdstown. She lived for a brief time at the Bower, the historic Dandridge family home near Leetown, following her marriage to A. B. Dandridge in 1877. The family then moved to Poplar Grove, near Shepherdstown, which she inherited from the Bedingers and renamed Rosebrake. She was educated at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia....
Number of pages: ~ 274 pages
by Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon - born in Kent, studied at Marlborough and Cambridge. Member of the First World War, officer. He was awarded a military cross. Like W. Owen, belongs to the group of "trench poets." In 1917, S. Sassun stated that "the goals for which the war is being fought are not worth so much suffering." English criticism called Siegfried Sassoon’s poems “an explosion of incandescent anger.” After the war, S. Sassun was engaged in literary criticism, published several books of poetry, but the best that he created relates to the period of the First World War....
Number of pages: ~ 128 pages
by Philip Gosse
- Autor: Philip Gosse
Recently, when talking about Johnson's History, many usually grinned condescendingly, considering it a mishmash of real facts and fiction, but from time to time in some dusty nooks and crannies they find forgotten documents confirming the author’s correctness. Many events still considered a product of the imagination, turn out to be absolutely reliable both in time and in circumstances....
Number of pages: ~ 324 pages
by Charles Ellms
- Autor: Charles Ellms
Charles Elmes’s fascinating book on the history of maritime piracy is unique in its breadth of coverage: it tells about Danish, Norman, Spanish, Westindian, Malay, Algerian and many other brutal and merciless sea robbers that instilled fear in sailors and peaceful mercantile people in different areas Oceans. The stories about the life of filibusters, supplemented by materials from lawsuits, reports of the Admiralty, stories of unfortunate people who fell into the hands of pirates, about the sufferings and misadventures that they had to endure, will allow you to find out a lot of interesting...
Number of pages: ~ 334 pages
by George Alexander Fischer
Ludwig van Beethoven is the greatest phenomenon in world music culture, a composer who became a legend during his lifetime. He was so incredibly talented and purposeful that, even having lost his hearing, he continued to create his own, unmatched, brilliant masterpieces. An outstanding maestro stood on the threshold of Romanticism in Western European music and was the direct founder of a new era, which replaced the exhausted Classicism. As a child, having learned music on the harpsichord with its characteristic lace sound, Beethoven subsequently popularized the piano by creating 5 concerts,...
Number of pages: ~ 138 pages
by Percy B. Green
- Autor: Percy B. Green
Nursery rhymes - this is what is remembered from childhood the most. The author decided to find out what is so interesting hidden from children's verses and decomposed them into components, sharing his own conclusions. Many of them are connected with real events, which adds interest to the stories they tell....
Number of pages: ~ 258 pages
by Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower
Ronald Gower is a British lord, politician, sculptor and writer. The amazing life of Joan of Arc haunted him. The legendary liberator of France is devoted to books, works, films, performances and paintings. In France there is no city in which her name would not be immortalized. The phenomenon of memory and great reverence for Joan of Arc lies in her unique biography - at 17 she became the commander in chief of France. Lord Gower studied her biography in detail to learn more about the phenomenal warrior, and shared his discoveries with the world....
Number of pages: ~ 334 pages
by William H. Ukers
- Autor: William H. Ukers
Civilization in its progressive movement produced only three important non-alcoholic drinks - tea plant extract, cocoa bean extract and coffee bean extract. This book is about everything related to coffee, about varieties and methods of roasting, cooking and so on. Everything that mankind knew about coffee until the 1920s is in this book....
Number of pages: ~ 820 pages
by Abbot of Nogent-sous-Coucy Guibert
- Autor: Abbot of Nogent-sous-Coucy Guibert
The Guibert of Nogent story about the first crusade is an important but complex chronicle presented in this first English translation. It is a valuable addition to the repertoire of materials by Boydell and Brewer on the Crusade and is an interesting text, since the author showed himself to be an original writer and, to some extent, an innovator, and tried to create a critical story from sources of eyewitnesses - “Acts of Francs” and “Fulker Chartres” “ History of the expedition to Jerusalem. " From this book you can learn significant details about the attitude of the West towards the First...
Number of pages: ~ 230 pages