Download A Cup of Honey: The Story of a Young Holocaust Survivor, by Neile Sue Friedman PDF

By Neile Sue Friedman

or ten-year-old Lazorek Hershenfis in Radom, Poland, existence together with his relations is cheerful. Lazorek’s father, Israel (known as “Srul”) operates a leather-cutting enterprise, and the kin spends idyllic summers harvesting fruit from orchards within the within sight nation-state. His brothers Mayer and Abush paintings as tailors to complement the family’s source of revenue and Lazorek’s sister Chaya is a kindergarten instructor and a playmate particularly adored. A deeply revered healer locally, Lazorek’s attractive mom Rivka indicates him the that means of being concerned unselfishly for others. yet what's given doesn't continually seem to be again in type, as Lazorek discovers on his trip into the ghetto and the focus camps. Lazorek survives and trips to Palestine, taking the identify Eliezer Ayalon. a brand new lifestyles begins.. . yet can thoughts be forgotten? With “A Cup of Honey,” Neile Sue Friedman and Eliezer Ayalon impart the richness and patience of the kin love that evokes the Holocaust survivor to perpetuate the lives of these he misplaced via telling their story.

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Download Die vergessenen Fräulein: Deutsche Erzieherinnen auf den by Christiane Schnurbein PDF

By Christiane Schnurbein

Ein Mosaikstein deutsch-portugiesischer Geschichte – unterhaltsam geschrieben und kurzweilig zu lesen.
Der wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Aufschwung Deutschlands im 19. Jahrhundert, die kulturelle Strahlkraft, die durch Namen wie Wolfgang von Goethe, die Brüder Grimm oder Richard Wagner verdeutlicht werden kann, hat auch deutsche Pädagogik zum Exportschlager werden lassen. Gerade für die "bessere" Gesellschaft im Ausland waren die sogenannten deutschen Tugenden Effizienz, Fleiß und Pünktlichkeit anstrebenswerte Erziehungsziele. So unterrichteten deutsche "Fräulein" Kinder im Gastland und vermittelten neben dem Unterrichtsstoff auch deutsche Kultur und Lebensart. Anhand persönlich geführter Interviews und auf der Grundlage vieler Dokumente entfaltet die Autorin ein lebendiges Bild der Zeit ab 1880 auf den traumhaften, aber weitgehend unbekannten Inseln der Azoren. Gespräche mit Schülerinnen und Schülern sowie Nachkommen der "Fräulein" lassen ein Kapitel deutsch-portugiesischer Geschichte lebendig werden, das schon vergessen conflict. Gleichzeitig wird so vom Leben einer gehobenen Gesellschaftsschicht berichtet, die bereits damals eine kosmopolitische Lebensausrichtung besaß.

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Download El proceso de Macanaz (Libros del Tiempo) (Spanish Edition) by Carmen Martín Gaite,Pedro Álvarez de Miranda PDF

By Carmen Martín Gaite,Pedro Álvarez de Miranda

«[Este libro] es bastante más que una biografía. Es en realidad toda una historia política de los reinados de Felipe V y Fernando VI y en specific de los quince primeros años del de aquel… Cuando los lectores aseguraron, tanto de Macanaz como de los Usos amorosos, que se leían “como una novela”, los angeles autora recibió ese comentario como el mejor elogio que podían hacerle.» Del prólogo de Pedro Álvarez de Miranda
Este magnífico ensayo recoge los angeles exhaustiva investigación que los angeles autora realizó en el Archivo Histórico Nacional, el de Simancas y el de Affaires étrangères de París para esclarecer el complejo proceso seguido por parte de los angeles Inquisición contra Melchor Rafael de Macanaz (Hellín, 1670-1760). Pensador, escritor, político regalista y economic basic del Consejo de Castilla con Felipe V, Macanaz pasó gran parte de su vida exiliado en Francia. Conocedor de los secretos diplomáticos entre España, Francia y l. a. Santa Sede, es un personaje clave para entender buena parte de nuestra historia.

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Download Sulla the Fortunate: Roman General and Dictator by G. P. Baker PDF

By G. P. Baker

Lucius Cornelius Sulla (138-78 BC), soldier, baby-kisser, and statesman, set the traditional of dictator for the generations that his death—the most renowned dictator to stick with Sulla's systematic route to strength used to be Julius Caesar. In his lifetime, Sulla confronted concerns equivalent to the decay of spiritual religion, the tip of the aristocracy, the increase of the proletariat, and the expansion of foreign finance. It used to be surely a momentous period within the world's background, and Sulla's tale is a story of the Roman ambition par excellence: alliances, battles opposed to rival Roman armies, plots, assassinations, and a civil battle initiated through Sulla himself during which he seized power.

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Download Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, by Harry Kessler,Laird Easton PDF

By Harry Kessler,Laird Easton

those interesting, never-before-published early diaries of count number Harry Kessler—patron, museum director, writer, cultural critic, soldier, undercover agent, and diplomat—present a sweeping landscape of the humanities and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering global poised to be replaced irrevocably through the good battle. Kessler’s immersion within the new paintings and literature of Paris, London, and Berlin unfolds within the first a part of the diaries. This sophisticated international provides technique to vibrant descriptions of the terrible combating at the jap and Western fronts of worldwide struggle I, the fascinating inner most discussions one of the German political and army elite concerning the development of the struggle, in addition to Kessler’s account of his function as a diplomat with a mystery undertaking in Switzerland.
 
Profoundly glossy and infrequently prescient, Kessler was once an erudite cultural impresario and catalyst who as a cofounder of the avant-garde magazine Pan met and contributed articles approximately a number of the major artists and writers of the day. In 1903 he grew to become director of the Grand Ducal Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar, made up our minds to make it a middle of aesthetic modernism with his buddy the architect Henry van de Velde, whose university of layout might ultimately develop into the Bauhaus. while a public scandal compelled his resignation in 1906, Kessler became to different initiatives, together with participating with the Austrian author Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the German composer Richard Strauss at the opera Der Rosenkavalier and the ballet The Legend of Joseph, which used to be played in 1914 through the Ballets Russes in London and Paris. In 1913 he based the Cranach-Presse in Weimar, essentially the most very important deepest presses of the 20 th century.
 
The diaries current wonderful, sharply etched, and sometimes richly comical descriptions of his encounters, conversations, and artistic collaborations with probably the most celebrated humans of his time: Otto von Bismarck, Paul von Hindenburg, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Sarah Bernhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Marie Rilke, Paul Verlaine, Gordon Craig, George Bernard Shaw, Harley Granville-Barker, Max Klinger, Arnold Böcklin, Max Beckmann, Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Éduard Vuillard, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Ida Rubinstein, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Pierre Bonnard, and Walther Rathenau, between others.
 
Remarkably insightful, poignant, and cinematic of their scope, Kessler’s diaries are a useful checklist of 1 of the main unstable and seminal moments in smooth Western history.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download The Borgias: The Hidden History by G.J. Meyer PDF

By G.J. Meyer

The startling fact in the back of the most infamous dynasties in heritage is printed in a amazing new account via the acclaimed writer of The Tudors and A global Undone. Sweeping apart the gossip, slander, and distortion that experience shrouded the Borgias for hundreds of years, G. J. Meyer bargains an unparalleled portrait of the notorious Renaissance relatives and their storied milieu.
 
THE BORGIAS
 
They burst out of obscurity in Spain not just to trap the good prize of the papacy, yet to take action two times. all through a tumultuous half-century—as popes, statesmen, warriors, enthusiasts, and breathtakingly bold political adventurers—they held middle degree within the excellent and blood-drenched competition recognized to us because the Italian Renaissance, status on the epicenter of the facility video games within which Europe’s kings and Italy’s warlords gambled for life-and-death stakes.
 
5 centuries after their fall—a fall much more unexpected than their upward thrust to the heights of power—they stay immutable symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend: Rodrigo Borgia, who received the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; Cesare Borgia, who grew to become first a teenage cardinal after which the main treacherous cutthroat of a violent time; Lucrezia Borgia, who used to be as shockingly immoral as she used to be attractive. those have lengthy been inventory figures at nighttime chronicle of eu villainy, their identify synonymous with unspeakable evil.
 
yet did those Borgias of legend really exist? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive examine and drawing from infrequently tested key assets, Meyer brings attention-grabbing new perception to the genuine humans in the age-encrusted fable. both illuminating is the sunshine he shines at the amazing circles within which the Borgias moved and the exciting period they helped to form, a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the current day, while Western civilization at the same time wallowed in appalling brutality and soared to remarkable heights.
 
attractive in scope, wealthy in telling element, G. J. Meyer’s The Borgias is an indelible paintings absolute to turn into the hot average on a family members and an international that proceed to enthrall.

Praise for The Borgias
 
“A bright and now and then startling reappraisal of 1 of the main infamous dynasties in historical past . . . if you happen to idea you knew the Borgias, this e-book will shock you.”—Tracy Borman, writer of Queen of the Conqueror and Elizabeth’s Women
 
“The point out of the Borgia relatives frequently evokes pictures of a ruthless force for strength through assassination, serpentine plots, and sexual debauchery. . . . [G. J. Meyer] convincingly seems prior the mythology to give a extra nuanced portrait.”Booklist
 
“Meyer brings his huge talents to a different notorious Renaissance family members, the Borgias [and] a clean check out the machinations of energy in Renaissance Italy. . . . [He] makes a powerful case that the Borgias were given a uncooked deal.”Historical Novels Review
 
“Fascinating . . . a gripping heritage of a tempestuous time and an notorious family.”—Shelf Awareness

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Road to St. Julien: The Letters of a Stretcher-Bearer of the by William StClair,John St. Clair PDF

By William StClair,John St. Clair

William St Clair could be the one soldier to have left a continuing account of his reports daily from the instant of becoming a member of up in 1914, over the years of horror within the trenches, to the march into Germany in 1919 and the lengthy aftermath of attempting to make experience of what had occurred. a personal within the scientific corps, St Clair wrote day-by-day letters, occasionally extra, to his destiny spouse Jane. frequently scribbled lower than fireplace, and despatched within the eco-friendly envelopes that have been exempt from censorship, they inform of the recognized battles of bogs, the Somme, and Passchendaele, as they occurred, with excruciating vividness. They communicate too of aspirations, of conversations, of literature, and of love.

Published for the 1st time, those uncooked, fair, and deeply relocating. letters supply us what we've not thoroughly had prior to, the voice of a regular soldier who's additionally a superb author. The e-book takes its identify from the village of St Julien in Flanders, the place, in a captured German capsule field, the brain of younger soldier used to be remodeled, an occasion that he later became an award-winning play.

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Download The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey: Guernsey Under by Alice Evans,Alice Stevens PDF

By Alice Evans,Alice Stevens

The diaries saved by means of Violet Carey through the career of Guernsey convey accurately how the German invasion affected the life-style of an top center type girl. when by no means indulging in self-pity, she captures the distress as a result of imprisonment and the lethargy and melancholy that many, together with herself, suffered, a sense intensified by means of worry of the unknown and the feel of isolation from England and from relations and the remainder of the warfare. In her remarkably all the way down to earth kind, the diarist presents a good account of occasions and doesn't try to cover incidents of scandal or misconduct at the a part of her countrymen, or of humanity at the a part of the Germans. extra lighthearted entries illustrate the satisfaction that she and plenty of of her neighbors took in defying the invader just by sticking to firmly held rules. The diaries depict either the hardships imposed upon the local inhabitants by means of the occupying forces and the ways that Guernsey humans reacted in the direction of the enemy. What comes via so much vividly is a valiant reputation at the a part of the islanders in their conditions, including optimism that each one could end up good. desire is rarely completely misplaced, even after existence turns into easily an issue of survival. The diaries additionally point out the pressures skilled through the island's leaders because the author is expounded to Bailiff Victor Carey and husband is Jurat of the Royal court docket. Following the island's liberation it was once claimed that stories in their heroic persistence and indefatigable humour have been protecting up a deeper scandal. An introductory part examines the language and content material of the diaries and exhibits how, because the career lengthened and shortages turned extra acute, the veneer of civilisation may be stripped away and the privileges afforded by way of wealth, schooling and sophistication rendered irrelevant.

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Download The Sister Queens: Isabella and Catherine de Valois by Mary McGrigor PDF

By Mary McGrigor

Isabella de Valois used to be three years previous while, on a sizzling August day in 1392, her father unexpectedly went mad. under 4 years later, she used to be married through proxy to the English King Richard II and arrived in England with a French retinue and her doll’s condominium. Richard’s humiliating deposition and brutal homicide by way of his cousin, the long run Henry IV, pressured Isabella’s determined go back to France the place she came upon her nation fatally divided.

Isabella’s sister, Catherine de Valois, turned the gorgeous younger bride of Henry V and is exclusive in historical past for being the daughter of a king, the spouse of a king, the mum of a king and the grandmother of a king. Like her sister, Catherine was once seen as a bargaining chip in instances of political turmoil, but her passionate love affair with the younger Owain Tudor proven the total Tudor dynasty and set in movement probably the most interesting classes of British history.

The Sister Queens is a gripping story of affection, exile and clash in a time whilst even royal ladies needed to struggle for survival.

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Download Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint (Women in Antiquity) by David Potter PDF

By David Potter

of the main well-known mosaics from the traditional global, within the church of San Vitale in Ravenna, depict the sixth-century emperor Justinian and, at the wall dealing with him, his spouse, Theodora (497-548). This majestic portrait offers no inkling of Theodora's very humble beginnings or her inconceivable upward thrust to status and tool. Raised in a family members of circus performers close to Constantinople's Hippodrome, she deserted a profitable performing occupation in her overdue youngsters to keep on with a lover whom she used to be legally forbidden to marry. whilst he left her, she was once a unmarried mom who equipped a brand new lifestyles for herself as a undercover agent, during which position she met the inheritor to the throne. To the surprise of the ruling elite, the 2 have been married, and while Justinian assumed strength in 527, they governed the japanese Roman Empire together.

Their reign was once the main celebrated in Byzantine historical past, bringing wealth, status, or even Rome itself again to the Empire. Theodora was once one of many dominant political figures of her period, assisting form imperial overseas and household coverage and two times saving her husband from threatened deposition. She performed a primary position attempting to resolve the non secular disputes of her period and proactively assisted ladies who have been being trafficked. a very capable baby-kisser, she excited admiration and hatred from these round her. Enemies wrote widely and imaginatively approximately her presumed early occupation as a prostitute, whereas supporters increased her, rather actually, to sainthood.

Theodora's is a story of a girl of remarkable expertise who overcame enormous stumbling blocks to accomplish brilliant energy, which she exercised with out ever forgetting the place she had come from. In Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint, David Potter penetrates the hugely biased debts of her present in the writings of her contemporaries and takes good thing about the most recent study on early Byzantium to craft a latest, well-rounded, and fascinating narrative of Theodora's lifestyles. This attention-grabbing portrait will intrigue all readers with an curiosity in historical and women's history.

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