The Loss of the S.S. Titanic is the recollections of the disaster of Lawrence Beesley, a schoolteacher and second class passenger of the ill-fated liner, who managed to survive that nasty day in 1912. Told at first hand through the view of the eyewitness the story is emotional and full of factual details, so that the reader has opportunity to experience the tragedy himself.
It thrills more when you know that the story is real and happened to real people most of whom became the victims of the ocean…
Prolegomena to the study of Greek religion is written by one of the founders of studying Greek religion and mythology Jane Ellen Harrison. In this research she makes a careful study of the festivities of ancient Greek religion with the goal to find out the roots and fundamentals of rituals and them being present in the classical religion and literature. The preface of this famous book states that J. G. Frazer has made a great contribution to her research and influenced as well the works of many other researches of religion. Our contemporary academics who examines ancient myths or rituals can say the same words about Jane Harrison. Her thoughts set in the Prolegomena have not lost their importance and innovation.
This book is one of the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library, and was first published and appeared in 1914. Owing to scan of the texts and Kirtas Technologies, which helped to convert the text to JPG 2000 format, one can find various marginal notes from the original edition on the pages of this volume. Written specially for the officers and seamen of Mercantile Marine the book contains materials and illustrations, rare old lithographs and sailing records which keep with care the memory of an important historical period.
“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.
Anthony Shadid is a brilliant ‘Washington Post’ reporter and a long-time writer on the Middle East. He is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has been covering the Iraq conflict since the time it has begun. In this book he adds those elements of the war that have been either censored or edited so that at last readers may have an intelligent observer's report of what has happened. This is a story that will disturb and enlighten. Shadid divides "Night Draws Near Iraqs People in the Shadow of Americas War" into five parts. In the first section he shows the anxious fear of people under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. In the second part it goes about people's terror of the attacks by the American troops with the bombings of precious places as well as homes. In the third part he addresses that part of disaster that follows disaster - the criminal marauding and devastation of museums and mosques and public facilities that most Iraqis viewed with embarrassed disgust. The fourth part reveals debased hopes of people told they were being liberated while instead they were captured, questioned, and disenfranchised. The final part studies the revolt, the terrifying extremes to which the Iraqis have come such as suicide bombings, retaliation, guerilla warfare - all of those ends to which these people have been thrust as a means to regain their dignity and identity. The book exposes the problems and facts that have always been hidden, and that’s one of the reasons why it should be read.
“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 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. Learn the other side of Lincoln’s personality, in particular, how he was responsible for killing 25% of the South unleashing a completely meaningless and brutal war. Minor tries to draw our attention to all the lies and myths that are still wide spread, concerning this American president.
Walter Harris who worked as a journalist for London Times and lived in Tangier for 30 year introduces the life in Morocco before protectorate and also the Moroccan Royal Courts. The author describes the culture of Morocco since ancient times to the times when the Western culture influenced the local culture. Also the influences are studied and researched. Harris pays a special attention to the Berber tribes and rebels and Sultanry covering the processes of European colonization. The book is recommended for all readers interested in the North African History.