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Ukraine and its People

Ukraine and its People – Hugh P. Vowles

The history of the Ukrainian people is largely a record of their exploitation, persecution, enserfment, and struggles for freedom. Here indeed is a people of whom it might well be said that: ‘They were tortured, they were stoned, they were sawn asunder; they were set wandering in deserts and mountains, in caves and in dens of the earth.’ So it is that leaders arose among them from time to time, fired with dreams of freedom and national independence. Some of the rebellions they led created widespread interest in Western Europe. Thus news of the Cossack and peasant rebellion of 1648 under the leadership of Bogdan Khmelnitsky even reached far-off England, where progress … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Ukraine – The Land and its People. An Introduction to its Geography

The Slaughter of the Jews in the Ukraine in 1919 – Elias Heifetz

In fact, before the Russian aggression in 2022, the name Ukraine meant nothing at all to many of us. To dispel this ignorance concerning “the second largest Slavic nation,” this little book was already written in 1910 by the famous geographer of the University of Lemberg. He divides his discussion into two sections: the ¿rst a treatise on the physical geography of Ukraine, describing its geographic unity, its general topography, and giving detailed information concerning its streams, climate, flora, and fauna; the second, concerned with the Ukraine’s anthropogeography, a clear and concise exposition of those national qualities which entitle the Ukrainians to an independent national existence. Such … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Slaughter of the Jews in the Ukraine in 1919

The Slaughter of the Jews in the Ukraine in 1919 – Elias Heifetz

The Ukrainian pogroms of 1919 constitute a striking exhibition of mass savagery. Approximately 120,000 men, women and children were killed; whole villages were wiped out; the entire Jewish population of southern Russia was reduced to the brink of complete destruction. But Dr. Heifetz is not content merely to set down a tale of horrors. He seeks to analyze the social and psychological factors which lie behind this explosion of wholesale murder. He discovers three separate sets of motives, which hold good for the three classes of pogroms, those committed by Denikin, those committed by Petlura, and those committed by the Ukrainian guerilla leaders. The political viewpoint of … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The World Crisis, Volume 2

The World Crisis, Volume 2 – Winston Churchill

‘The World Crisis’ is Winston Churchill’s narrative of World War I, published in several volumes. Although nominally starting in 1911 when Churchill became head of the Admiralty, the first volume commences in 1870 with the Franco-Prussian War and ends with the events in Turkey and on the Balkan in 1914. Churchill’s account is generally acknowledge as his masterpiece and a valuable contribution to the history of the War.

The World Crisis, Volume 2

The World Crisis, Volume 2

Format: eBook.

The World Crisis, Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849652807.

Only available in the USA.

 

Summary (from Wikipedia)

 

1915 is described as a “year of ill-fortune to the cause of the Allies”, starting with the Deadlock in the … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The World Crisis, Volume 1

The World Crisis, Volume 1 – Winston Churchill

‘The World Crisis’ is Winston Churchill’s narrative of World War I, published in several volumes. Although nominally starting in 1911 when Churchill became head of the Admiralty, the first volume commences in 1870 with the Franco-Prussian War and ends with the events in Turkey and on the Balkan in 1914. Churchill’s account is generally acknowledge as his masterpiece and a valuable contribution to the history of the War.

The World Crisis, Volume 1

The World Crisis, Volume 1

Format: eBook.

The World Crisis, Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849652791.

Only available in the USA.

 

Summary (from Wikipedia)

Although nominally starting in 1911 when Churchill became head of the Admiralty, the narrative commences in 1870 with the Franco-Prussian War … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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A Child’s History Of England

A Child’s History Of England – Charles Dickens

A collection of Dickens’ books would not be complete without this historical work for children which sometimes reads more like a fairytale. In his own very special writing the author runs the child through centuries and centuries of English history. A book that has been in the curricula of English schools until the end of World War II.

A Child’s History Of England

A Child’s History Of England

A Child’s History Of England.

ISBN: 9783849674144.

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Excerpt from the first chapter of A Child’s History of England (from Wikipedia):

If you look at a Map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Conquest Of Granada

The Conquest Of Granada – Washington Irving

In 1830 Irving published his ” Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada,” one of the most delightful of his works, an exact history, for such it is admitted to be by those who have searched most carefully the ancient records of Spain, yet so full of personal incident, so diversified with surprising turns of fortune, and these wrought up with such picturesque effect, that, to use an expression of Pope, a young lady might read it by mistake for a romance.

The Conquest Of Granada

The Conquest Of Granada

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The Conquest Of Granada.

ISBN: 9783849674281.

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Biography of Washington Irving (from Wikipedia):

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The Truth About The Titanic

The Truth About The Titanic – Archibald Gracie

The Truth About the Titanic’, by Colonel Archibald Gracie, is a striking recital of the monumental shipwreck, by the sole survivor of all the men passengers, “stationed during the loading of six or more life-boats with women and children on the port side of the ship.” The book is written as a tribute and testimony to the “heroism on the part of all concerned.” Colonel Gracie refutes many of the press reports of the disaster, as for instance, the Captain and the First Officer shooting themselves, for which statement he says there is no direct testimony. The story of the author’s marvelous escape beggars the imagination and gives proof of a remarkable Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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A Short History of England

A Short History of England – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Chesterton, in his unimitable way, remarks that “the only way to write a popular history is to write it backwards.” This is somewhat the method he employs in his book, “A Short History of England,” in which he aims to show the importance of the populace in history, an importance that is wholly neglected by historians. England, he asserts, was created, not so much by the death of the ancient Roman civilization, as “by its escape from death, or by its refusal to die.” For four hundred years Britain was wholly Roman in its civilization. Medizeval civilization arose out of the “resistance to the naked barbarians from the North, and the Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism

The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism – Andrew Lang

This is volume 3, covering the time from the early 17th century to the death of Dundee. In four volumes of more than 1500 combined pages the series “The History of Scotland” deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish history. Every single volume covers a certain period in an attempt to examine the elements and forces which were imperative to the making of the Scottish people, and to record the more important events of that time.

The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism

The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism

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