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.
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.
Clarice Richards was born in Ohio and spent considerable part of her life there but then in 1900 moved to Colorado, to Elbert County. At that time she was affianced with Jarvis Richards, a former Congregational minister who also came from the East coast. The couple was willing to settle down there but mountainous Colorado at first did not welcome the easterners. Clarice, however, was persistent and tried to see the life easily from the humorist point of view. Slowly she was westernized getting used to farmers. A tenderfoot Bride Tales from an Old Ranch is her memoir that was published first in 1920, became popular very soon and was recognized as a charming and nice story. The book also contains the introduction written by Maxine Benson who explains the life in the West on farms and ranches, particularly of that of Richard's family.
The American Frugal Housewife is probably the best work by Lydia Child who does a wonderful job in describing the life of ordinary people. In this novel she addresses all American housewives showing that they have their own problems and issues. She wants other readers to understand the difficult life of a housewife and as well teach housewives to be more restrained. In her opinion, this is the most burning problem of the American nation and everyone should learn not to waste money. This is the main secret of a prosperous country. Here Child pays a great attention to the way how mother bring up their daughters. While most of the mothers teach their daughters to be happy that implies spending a lot of money, they should explain that saving is also a great fun and it implies getting wealthier and wealthier. They would be wonderful housewives and would not drive their husbands to bankruptcy. Child describes everything with a good sense of humor which makes the book absolutely brilliant.