A book of historic value, written by the assistant governor of New York tells much about Northeastern Indian customs, complicated relations of the five nations with historic accuracy and the details that sometimes can plunge one into horror.
Edward Cummings, the author of the book, was suspected of treason and put, without any due reason, to prison camp. Those several months influenced him a lot and all those people, all unique characters who he met there, in the «Enormous room», became part of the plot of this brilliantly written masterpiece. Sometimes merry, sometimes maddening… but always fascinating. Reading it you will feel the sense of humor an intelligence of its author and will have a chance to look into his soul…
The Promise of American Life is the book of Herbert Croly, the man who started The new Republic, a famous American journal. It’s said that after reading this book Theodore Roosevelt adopted the New Nationalism.
Croly thought that American values of liberalism and individualism were substituted by that of industrialism and urbanism. He suggested the new political doctrine, mixing nationalism, social responsibility and care about others. He also insisted on centralization of power in the Federal Government to make democracy stronger.
If you want to have several hours of wise thoughts and great ideas, this book is for you.
Nowadays good books of last century, especially those that are more than hundred years of age, are very popular. But not all of us can afford them, as they are rare and so expensive. This edition is not, you can afford it, though we kept artwork and the original text for you to enjoy.
In this volume you will find a collection of cheap and practical recipes from Hindustani cuisine and also some words about their diet and food traditions. What housewife doesn’t dream about it? Ideal present, don’t you think so?..
Basil is the king of Poland, who hides his son Sigmund in a tower for fear that an oracle may come true. When Sigmund wasn’t yet born he figured out with the help of astrology that his son would kill his wife and cause death and destruction around himself. When the first prophecy turned out to be true - the wife of the king died giving birth to Sigmund - Basil decided to hide him in a tower. Once, he takes him out while Sigmund sleeps to see what kind of man he is, and finds out that his son is authoritarian and hostile like a wild beast. Then Basil takes him back to the cell and makes him believe that everything that happened was just a dream. In this way the name of the play is used directly for Sigmund, but he takes it allegorically. The life he is supposed to lead as a prince can be only his dream. After that, civil war begins, and Sigmund is out to fight, thinking again that he is dreaming, and now he is a totally different man from what he was, because he doesn’t want to wake up and wants his dream to be sweat and friendly. Thus, Calderon, one of the great playwrights of the Renaissance, made the play very philosophic with the help of allegory. So that while reading several questions arise: What life is? Who are we? Is life a dream? Besides the philosophical site, it’s very hilarious classic comedy that is read smoothly without a pause.
“The Real Lincoln” by Charles L.C. Minor is an attempt to refute the mistaken estimate of Abraham Lincoln with the help of solid references and all the witnesses, many of which include Lincoln’s former friends and associates, whose evidence is submitted. The book will be of a great use for those who want to know the whole truth that often is distorted or veiled. Minor presents a brief, though convincing disclosure of the sixteenth President of the United States. The author alleges that anyone, who reads this book, will understand what difference lies between the real Lincoln and what he pronounced to be.
In the first part of the previous century the new science aiming at researching the methods of improving the human race appeared. It got the name of eugenics and immediately became very popular among scientists, writers and educators. In the 1920s most of schoolchildren learned its principles at schools. Even lawyers and doctors were seriously interested in eugenics. In 1924 the Congress passed the law that would not allow people from Eastern and Southern Europe immigrate to the U.S. There were even thoughts about sterilizing unwanted people. Despite the popularity of eugenics in the English-speaking countries, Chesterton was against it. And he expressed his protest in his outstanding book that is still popular all over the world called Eugenics and Other Evils. The author claims that eugenics is one of the greatest evils of his society. As it turned out later with notorious experience of the Nazi ideas of purifying the German nation and eliminating the whole nations, especially Jews and Slavs. In this book, however, the author addresses not only eugenics but other evils of his society. Chesterton believes that socialism which was developing at that time gaining more and more popularity is one of them. As the book shows, the author has a wonderful sense of humor applying it in his story. At the same time it is scientific and in many ways rebelling. This edition contains fifty pages of extracts from the works of Chesterton's opponents to strengthen the value of the author's arguments.
After the colonists landed on the uninhabited planet every man was making an aircraft – communicators, but their tools – they disappeared! They couldn’t find even their clothes! This is a fascinating science alien planet riddle from the man writer, critic and Nebula award winner Barry Maltzberg calls "One of the twelve most influential science fiction writers Here is an enthralling science alien planet puzzle from the man writer, critic and Nebula award winner Barry Maltzberg calls "One of the twelve most influential science fiction writers". Eden, the Earth colony, is silent for eleven light years, and doesn’t answer any communications from native planet. That makes the Earth’s government go into panic. What if something terrible happened on a world already proven to have no smart and dangerous lifeforms? Or, maybe colonists do not want to answer and ignore all the messages for some strange and unknown reason? What kind of explanation for the mysterious silence of scientific colony can be found? To find the answer, government asks Extrapolators (called also Es) for help. Extrapolators are men and women with almost supernatural abilities to see the core of any problem. After having agreed to help the Earth’s leaders Extrapolators send Calvin Grey to Eden. If he finds and solves any problems, he will definitely get total admission into the ranks to the Es. Despite the fact that Grey is specially trained, he is still not prepared that well to the dangerous trip to Eden, struck by the nature disaster. Here start his adventures, described by Mark Clifton, who, with his co-author Frank Riley, won the 1955 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel of the year.
The book is full of excitement, mature philosophy and gentle irony. All that combined with really great plot makes an extremely interesting story with unbelievable ending. Despite its intellectually-oriented theme, this is a well-written novel that is not at all difficult going for the reader. Clifton writes with pure clarity and simplicity, so the novel is easy to be understood. The book is full of refined and sophisticated humor that finely interweaves with actions. Every time you read this book, you will definitely find something new, not mentioned previously. "Eight keys to Eden" is full of mysteries and surprises. This novel is basically about perception, about the way people filter all their thoughts, ideas, and words through their already existing experiences. Doing that, they miss real opportunities to process truly new information. Rather philosophical novel, don’t you think so? It will be interesting and useful for the kids and also for their parents. Easy and light, it is to be read at one breath. "Eight keys to Eden" is a classic literature ‘must have’ for everyone, who doesn’t see his life without books. This masterpiece is worth being a part of your home library or mentioning in the list of your favorite books. It totally changes the way you think, despite the fact this is a simple (as it may seem at first sight) science fiction book.
This book gives an insight of the political life and activity of the Loyalists who presented the majority only in some colonies and in the most of them they constituted the minority. The author who worked with primary data, has researched the records of 100000 Americans who had to move to Canada as to an exile.