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the life of benvenuto cellini volume 1

A book about outstanding Italian sculptor, jeweller, painter and musician of the Renaissance is remarkable for 40 first-hand illustrations, describing Cellini’s life.

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George Washington

This is one of the best attempts to research the biography of the founder of the American nation and the first President of the United States. The author William Roscoe Thayer has research a number of Washington's personal letters and on their basis has created a portrait of this legendary person aiming at eliminating prejudices and misperceptions of his life and activity. The book is intended for everyone interested in the personality of George Washington as well as in the history of the United States.

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The Emperor's Rout

A book tells about one on the most powerful person in the ancient history. The story is centered around the life of attendants of the Imperial Palace, their feelings and relations. The Throne, its power, people’s growing resentment against monarchy and a revolution as a result combine the plot of the novel. The reading will bring you to the atmosphere of the ancient Ethiopia, at the time of of Haile Selassie's reign, the ruler of an odd, almost fantastical empire.

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st basil the great

A biographical study by Richard Travers Smith offers an account of personal traits, life and work of Basil of Caesarea, the bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor. The book contains chapters on Early Life Athens; Caesarea and Annesi, Ascetic Life; Election to the Archbishopric; Personal Traits; Picture of the Times; Theology: Doctrine of the Son, Spirit; Work of Salvation; Controversies of the Church; Questions of the Day; Christian Life; Lover of Nature; Preacher; Eloquence; Classical Scholar; Bible Scholar; The Ascetic; Monasteries.

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cadet life at west point

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 IV. THE PLEBE IN CAMP. ABOUT two weeks after I reported we were directed to prepare to go to Camp McPherson, a half mile or so from Barracks, out beyond the Cavalry plain, near old Fort Clinton. We were told just what articles to take for use in camp, and that we must put the balance of our effects in our trunks and carry them to the trunk rooms in the angle. We sorted out our camp articles, and each cadet made a bundle of his small things, and used a comforter or a blanket to hold them. D n, M s, and I, having arranged to tent together, we helped one another store away our trunks. When the call sounded to "fall in" we fell in with our bundles, brooms and buckets, and marched over to the camp. There were trees all around the camp site, with quite a grove at the guard tents. The tents were all pitched and they looked very pretty through the trees, with the trees and green parapet of Fort Clinton as a background, which could be seen over the tops of the white tents as we approached the camp. The tent cords were not fastened to pegs in the ground, but to pegs in cross- pieces supported upon posts about four feethigh, which brought the Company tents only four or five feet apart. All of the tents for cadets were wall tents, and each had a "fly" on it. There was a wooden floor, a gun rack, and a keyless locker (that is, a four-compartment long box), and a swinging pole hung about eighteen inches below the ridge pole of the tent, and nothing else in it. After the assignment, which, of course, was made according to rank, we proceeded to our respective tents, that were to be our homes till the 29th of August, the day to return to Barracks. The "Yearlings" and first classmen, too, began to take a greater interest in the plebes than ever. They were anxious to teach them h...

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personal recollections of service in the army of the cumberland and shermans ar

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a classical tour through italy and sicily tending to illustrate some districts

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general ordinances of the board of supervisors of the city and county of san fra

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the log of the oregon a sailors story of the voyage from san francisco to sant

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memoirs of the extraordinary military career of john shipp late a lieutenant in

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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