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  • The Art of War

    Translated by Thomas Cleary ...
    Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The ... Read more


  • Luck of the Draw

    My Story of the Air War in Europe

    by Frank Murphy ...
    The captivating story of WWII Airman Frank Murphy, who features in new TV miniseries Masters of the Air.THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"In the pursuit of authenticity, of accurate history and undeniable courage, no words matter more than, 'I was there.' Read Luck of the Draw and the life of Frank Murphy and ponder this: how did those boys do such things?" Tom HanksThe epic true story of an ... Read more


  • Asterix: Asterix and the White Iris

    Album 40

    Illustrated by Didier Conrad ...
    by Fabcaro ...
    Series Book 102 - Asterix
    The latest adventure from our indomitable hero and his friends!A strange new philosophy is gaining popularity amongst the Roman soldiers, spearheaded by the charismatic Isivertuus. When its enchanting influence reaches the Gauls, everything they once held dear is turned upside down.As news of the dire situation reaches Asterix and Obelix, they embark on a thrilling quest to confront Isivertuus and ... Read more


  • Soldier and Traveller

    Memoirs of Alexander Gardner, Colonel of Artillery in the service of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. With an introduction by the Right Hon. Sir R. Temple.

    Series series Elibron Classics
    Elibron Classics. Digitized replica of 1898 edition by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London.This is an illustrated edition.Alexander Haughton Campbell Gardner (Gordana Khan) (1785–1877) was a traveller, soldier and mercenary. He travelled to Afghanistan and Punjub and served in various military positions in the region. ... Read more


  • Sivakamiyin Sabatham - 4

    by Kalki ...
    Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (September 9, 1899 to December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. Krishnamurthy's first attempt at writing fiction also came during that period. In 1923 he became a sub-editor on Navasakthi, a Tamil periodical edited by Tamil scholar and freedom fighter V. ... Read more


  • Grit and Gold

    India is estimated to have 9% of the global gold reserves spread over 100 places across its land mass. Southern Indias Deccan region has indeed been identified as one of the areas with the richest deposits and this has been proved by the documented history of past mining here. Mining activities can contribute greatly to the growth of the industrial sector, but India is yet to realise the mining ... Read more


  • Travelling on the Victorian Railway

    Travel in the Early Days of Steam

    ‘The most striking result produced by the completion of this Railway, is the sudden and marvellous change which has been effected in our ideas of time and space. What was quick is now slow; what was distant is now near.’ So wrote Henry Booth of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. The early railways changed all aspects of life: what people ate (and how they cooked), what they wore and how they ... Read more


  • Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

    by Vivek Chibber ...
    Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical Enlightenment tradition, Vivek Chibber offers the most comprehensive response yet to postcolonial ... Read more


  • Parthiban Kanavu - Part 3

    by Kalki ...
    Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (September 9, 1899 to December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. Krishnamurthy's first attempt at writing fiction also came during that period. In 1923 he became a sub-editor on Navasakthi, a Tamil periodical edited by Tamil scholar and freedom fighter V. ... Read more


  • The Anarchy

    The Relentless Rise of the East India Company



  • Reel Food

    Essays on Food and Film

    Edited by Anne L. Bower ...
    Reel Food is the first book devoted to food as a vibrant and evocative element of film, featuring original essays by major food studies scholars, among them Carole Counihan and Michael Ashkenazi. This collection reads various films through their uses of food-from major food films like Babette's Feast and Big Night to less obvious choices including The Godfather trilogy and The**Matrix. The ... Read more


  • Tower of the Sun

    Stories from the Middle East and North Africa

    Prize-winning author Michael J. Totten’s gripping first-person narratives from the war zones, police states, and revolutionary capitals of the Middle East and North Africa paint a vivid picture of peoples and nations at war with themselves, each other, and—sometimes—with the rest of the world.His journeys take him from Libya under the gruesome rule of Muammar Qaddafi to Egypt before, during and ... Read more


  • Rebel King: The Making of a Monarch

    by Tom Bower ...
    No. 1 Sunday Times BestsellerBestselling author Tom Bower reveals the making of a monarch – King Charles IIIKing Charles faces many challenges as he succeeds his mother to the throne. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged, King Charles III has struggled in the past to overcome his unpopularity. After Diana’s death, his approval rating crashed to four per cent and has been ... Read more


  • The Bewitching of Anne Gunter

    A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England

    by James Sharpe ...
    In 1604, 20-year-old Anne Gunter was bewitched: she foamed at the mouth, contorted wildly in her bedchamber, went into trances. Her garters and bodices were perpetually unlacing themselves. Her signature symptom was to vomit pins and "she voided some pins downwards as well by her water or otherwise.." Popular history at its best, "The Bewitching of Anne Gunter" opens a fascinating window onto the ... Read more


  • Majapahit

    Intrigue, Betrayal and War in Indonesia’s Greatest Empire

    Discover Majapahit, the mighty empire in Southeast Asia that many have never heard of. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the Majapahit kingdom reigned supreme in eastern Java, and its influence stretched far and wide, throughout present-day Indonesia, parts of the Malay peninsula and the island of Tumasek, now Singapore. Majapahit's army famously repelled Kublai Khan's invasion, and its formidable ... Read more


  • Abraham Lincoln’s Life and Times: True Tales of a Great Man, Uncommon People, and Major Events

    by Hal Malehorn ...
    Looking for Lincoln? Historian Hal Malehorn has captured the essence a remarkable man. This book tells of America’s beloved leader, his legend, and his era. Chapters describing Abe’s practice and politics, hard times and good, explain the background and the results of a terrible war. Here 272 1000-word stories describe his life and his legacy. Both inspired his age, and they do so yet. ... Read more


  • The Ascent Of The Common Man Of India

    This book is about the changing socio-economic landscape of India. This book also touches on the delicate issues of Indian mores and values. It makes no holy cows or scapegoats but is a commentary on the pressing needs of Indian society and the ascent of common man of India. ... Read more


  • Women's International Thought: Towards a New Canon

    This first anthology of women's international thought explores how women transformed the practice of international relations, from the early to middle twentieth century. Revealing a major distortion in current understandings of the history and theory of international relations, this anthology offers an alternative 'archive' of international thought. By including women as international thinkers it ... Read more


  • A Resurgent Northeast

    Narratives of Change

    by Ashish Kundra ...
    A Resurgent Northeast: Narratives of Change portrays a picture of transformational change sweeping across the remotest and least known corner of India. Geographically distant and ethnically distinct from the rest of the country, the people of this frontier land faced monumental neglect from the capital for nearly seven decades as a result of Nehru's approach of minimal governmental intervention in ... Read more


  • Jail Diary and Other Writings

    Shaheed Bhagat Singh was executed by the Britishers on 23rd March, 1931. His jail diary was handed over, along with other belongings to his father, Sardar Kishan Singh after his execution. After Sardar Kishan Singh’s death, the notebook, along with other papers of Bhagat Singh, was passed on to his another son, Shri Kulbir Singh. After his death, it has passed to his son, Shri Babar Singh. It was ... Read more


  • War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

    A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

    A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars. ... Read more


  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Free AudioBook) (A to Z Classics)

    With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in ... Read more


  • India: An Archaeological History

    Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

    This book charts the flow of India's grass-roots archaeological history in all its continuities and diversities from its Palaeolithic beginnings to AD 300. The second edition includes a new afterword which discusses all new ideas and discoveries in Indian archaeology in the past one decade. ... Read more


  • A New Cold War

    Henry Kissinger and the Rise of China

    Edited by Sanjaya Baru, Rahul Sharma ...
    In July 1971, US National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, made a secret visit to China to meet top Chinese leaders. This inaugurated a new phase not just in US-China relations but in contemporary history. That visit and the subsequent US-China relationship, including the US decision to invest in China's economic rise and admit it into the WTO, combined to firm up the foundations of China's rise ... Read more