by Euripides
The Trojan women
The action of the tragedy occurs immediately after the fall of Troy. Captured by Hekub, her daughter Cassandra and daughter-in-law Andromache learn that they are distributed among the leaders of the Achaeans - Odysseus, Agamemnon and Neoptolem, respectively. Her son Astianax, who is being thrown off the city wall, is taken from Andromache. Kassandra predicts misfortunes to the Achaeans on the way back and upon returning home. Tragedy shows the meaninglessness of a war that brings only unhappiness - not only to the vanquished, but also to the victors....
Number of pages: ~ 115 pages

by George Rawlinson
Ancient Egypt
  • History
  • 1886
  • Autor: George Rawlinson
The history of ancient Egypt has about 40 centuries. Temporary borders begin in the 4th century and end with the Arab conquest in the 7th century. Ancient Egypt left a huge cultural heritage for world civilization; works of his art were exported to various parts of the world in ancient times and were widely copied by masters of other countries. Original architectural forms - magnificent pyramids, temples, palaces and obelisks inspired the imagination of travelers and explorers for many centuries....
Number of pages: ~ 408 pages

by Alexander Hamilton
The Federalist Papers
  • 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...

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • 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

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • History
  • 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

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • 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

Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
  • 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

by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace
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

The King James Version of the Bible
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

Historic Ornament, Vol 1 (of 2)
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

by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince
  • 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

by United States. National Park Service
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming (1949)
  • History
  • 2019
  • Autor: United States. National Park Service
Devils Tower National Monument is in the Black Hills of northeastern Wyoming. The major attractions are the volcanic rock Tower and protected prairie dog communities. This handbook is published in support of the National Park Service’s management policies and interpretive programs at the park. Part 1 of the handbook gives a brief introduction to the park and its history; Part 2 takes a close look at the area’s natural history and, in particular, prairie dogs; and Part 3 presents concise travel guide and reference materials....
Number of pages: ~ 161 pages

Arnold of Winkelried, The Hero of Sempach by Gustav Höcker
  • History
  • 2016
  • Autor: Gustav Höcker
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute...
Number of pages: ~ 96 pages

Elevator Systems of the Eiffel Tower, 1889
  • History
  • 1961
  • Autor: Robert M. Vogel
Robert M. Vogel is Associate Professor in the Department of Education at La Salle University. He received an Ed.D. degree in psychoeducational processes from Temple University. A former special education teacher at the secondary level, much of his early work was in the area of experiential education and its effects on learning. More recently, he has written, received, and directed several major grants that focus on active learning. His latest grant, funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, was a four-year initiative that studied, designed, and implemented flexible scheduling models and staff...
Number of pages: ~ 100 pages

by Thomas Hobbes
The author of the book is well known English political philosopher - Thomas Hobbes. In the book, Thomas raises problems of state or national building. In 17 century, the book was banned in England and was intended to be burned. Mainly in the book opens the biblical monster - Leviathan, цho is a type of god that degrades people. And in this situation, they will have to join and submit themselves to condone the so-called state, where all should obey a single duty. Regulation of relations between people - the main task of the state....
Number of pages: ~ 576 pages