A collection of poems about fairies and the fairy world, first published in 1888. Includes poems from the likes of: William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson, Sir Simeon Steward, Margaret Dixon, James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, Samuel Lover and many more.
L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution (The Old Regime and the Revolution, or, as translated here, The State of Society in France Before the Revolution of 1789) is a 1856 work by Alexis de Tocqueville. One of the major historical works on French society before the Revolution, de Tocqueville goes into detail about the events and forces that led to the Revolution.
Queen Victoria is a biography written by Lytton Strachey in 1921. It details her life from childhood through marriage and widowhood to old age.
Alexis de Tocqueville was a French diplomat, political scientist and historian. This book is a private journal regarding the French Revolution of 1848, which de Tocqueville never intended to be published.
This is absolutely a great workbook for improving vocabulary! My grandson is already using many of the new words he has learned and he is using them in the proper context.
With this latest in the The Worst Case Scenario Handbook series, readers can indulge their morbid fantasies and action hero daydreams while maybe even picking up a helpful tip for the next time they get stuck in quicksand, ride an out-of-control camel or suffer frostbite. Piven and Borgenicht turn survival into a fun guessing game: with over 200 illustrated dilemmas in multiple choice quiz format, each with a level of difficulty rati...
The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today. In this book, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and ...
Good overview of Chamber Music. Starting with a little background, Radice considers the definition of Chamber Music, then follows the major composers and their influence on the style and the particular genres, instrumentations, social settings, court circumstances... clear concise writing style with all the details.
I'm a software engineer who read this while developing an automated trading system. I think the book was aimed more at people who know financial systems engineering but do not know .NET rather than at programmers trying to build financial systems, but I still found it very useful (useful enough so that I have read it twice already). It is well-written and provides insight in a number of different areas. The VB.NET stuff is mostly sol...
Its full potential still not explored, the model 299 crashed at Wright Field on 30 October 1935 on takeoff, with the control locks inadvertently engaged. Much as the crash of the new XP-38 Lightning several years later did not kill that promising program, so did the Flying Fortress outlive the demise of the prototype.