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.
Celia Thaxter, the author of this book, takes the reader on an amazing journey through every phase of tending her beloved garden on Appledore Island. Appledore Island is situated among the Isles of Shoals, ten miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Although some period of her life Celia spent on a mainland, her emotions were as deeply rooted in this rocky island as were the roots of her plants. In this book she reveals all the secrets of her gardening techniques, from the indoor winter planting of seeds on the mainland to the spring planting of seedlings on the island; and, finally, to the summer fruits of her labor--the colorful, lush blossoms. She doesn’t miss anything, even devotes several pages of the book to the ‘garden enemies’. Celia’s methods of getting rid of insects are quite resourceful and interesting. This delightful book will be great for both gardeners-beginners and those, who knows about gardening everything and even more.
O Pioneers! was written in 1913 by American novelist Willa Sibert Cather who tells us the course of life of the Bergsons who immigrated from Sweden to a fictional town Hanover, Nebraska at the beginning of the 20th century. The main hero Alexandra Bergson is a very strong-willed person. She inherits a farm after the death of her father and does everything to support this farm and turn it into a big and serious business while the other members of her family are not very interested in working on the farm. The slowly give up and move to big cities. Besides, the author focuses on the relationship between the main character Alexandra and the family friend Carl Linstrum as well as on the life story of he brother Emil and a married woman. The novel is divided into five parts each describing a special event from the Bergsons life.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. ENGLISH KINGSHIP BEFORE THE CONQUEST, AND RISE OF FEUDALISM. The name Heptarchy denotes a period, not a system of government. At no time were there seven regular kingdoms in England; the number constantly varied. Nor were these kingdoms united together by any real constitutional tie ; they did not form a confederation, and the only trace of union is to be found in the name Bretwalda, or wide ruler, which was given to the Christian king who happened at the time to be pre-eminent. During the heptarchy a never-ceasing struggle was going on between the kingdoms. At first Kent took the lead. This was natural, for Kent had been settled longest, had no fighting with the Britons, and quickly gained a smattering of civilization from. the continent. Kent, however, never seems to have established a recognized supremacy over its rivals; the first to do this was Northumbria. This great Anglian kingdom, well protected by the Humber and the North Sea, the Forth and the Pennine range, rapidly became powerful; and when it had beaten the Scots at Dagsestan, and the Welsh at Chester, it was far stronger than the others, and in 617, Edwin, its king, subdued all England except Kent. The supremacy of Northumbria lasted till 685, when the crushing defeat ofUNION OF ENGLAND UNDER EGBERT. 11 Nectansmere was suffered at the hands of the northern Celts. A period of disorder followed. Then Mercia, under Offa, its king, came to the front, defeated the men of Kent and Wessex, vigorously encroached upon the Welsh, established an Archbishopric of its own at Lichfield, and kept the foremost place till the death of Offa, in 796. Anarchy ensued, but in 825, Egbert, king of the West Saxons, beat the Mercians at Ellandun, and within two years every ore of the kingdoms of Kent, Sussex, Essex, East...
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