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…
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?..
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The book written by Gilbert Keith Chesterton who was an outstanding novelist, philosopher, historian and artist. For a long time he wrote for the London Daily News before World War I and then he collected thirty of his articles and brought them together in All Things Considered. Most of his articles are devoted to politics, for example, he expresses his opinion about double standards which are very popular among the politicians. When writing for the newspaper, he also created daily announcements. For example, when he was on vacation, he learned that his home was flooded but in his article he does not seem to be too tragic as in his opinion it is a good chance for him to look at his home at a new angle. A considerable part of his articles is devoted to literature. He studies the publications about new books in some magazines, then read a book and found out that the meaning of the book was a bit changed and also trivialized. Every essay in All Things Considered is wonderful and remarkable and is considered a real masterpiece in many ways.
An invaluable literary heritage by one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), which works excite readership till nowadays. A cheerful and affable man, he was nevertheless troubled by suicide thoughts. Christianity helped him to find the answers to the difficulties and paradoxes of life. In this thoughtful, though not lacking in author’s attractive and unexpected humor, book Chesterton revises religious conceptions of his time.