The theoretical history of the Knights Templar Order after their 1307 betrayal by the Catholic Church and the great arrest campaign led by Phillip the 4th of France. History gives us few details of what happened in those months and years that followed the arrests and eventual burning of their last public grandmaster. This book begins where their end was marked in history.
The founder of Ethiopia (or Abyssinia) and the founder of the Imperial dynasty are held to be Menelik I, son of Solomon, King of Israel, and of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba. According to legend, the brother Kings Ella Abrecha and Ella Asbeha, together with their mother, were converted to Christianity by the Coptic monk Frumentius of Alexandria in 330 AD. Their successor, King Kaleb, considerably expanded the kingdom to include parts of South Arabia.
A Concise History of the United States, Volume One talks about the history of the Native Americans from their beginning and their contact with Europeans. Native Americans have contributed math, art, agriculture, and government to the building of the American dream.
Samurai, usually referred to in Japanese as bushi or buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany persons in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean 'those who serve in close attendance to the nobility', the pronunciation in Japanese changing to saburai."
"One more famous Samurai and it's Seppuku"
Ralph F. Voss examines Capote and In Cold Blood from many perspectives, not only as the crowning achievement of Capote's career, but also as a story in itself, focusing on Capote's artfully composed text, his extravagant claims for it as reportage, and its larger status in American popular culture.
Relieve stress - change your life! As a society we are constantly on the go, and many times this causes added stress. We may hate our jobs, not get along with our friends or family, struggle to pay the bills, or any number of other things. The list can go on and on. This stress can potentially do a lot of physical and mental harm. This audiobook discusses many ideas to help relieve some stress, including changes to your environment, meditation, positive thinking tips, and more.
"It was meh"
African Americans have played major roles in building the great American experience and building the history of the United States. From years of perpetual slavery to years of Jim Crow, African Americans have endured mutilations, genocide, lynching, fear and intimidation and they are still standing today making America strong... from slavery to the White House.
"A Concise history of African Americans!"
The blood-soaked blade of war. For seven hundred years, the Undying High Lord Milo has been building his Confederation, leading the Horseclans slowly across the lands once known as the United States, absorbing city-states and nomadic tribes alike, some by peaceful means, some by the sword. But now his enemies have banded together into an army far larger than Milo can muster.
"narrator needs a dictionary"
The mythologies of the indigenous peoples of North America comprise many bodies of traditional narratives associated with religion from a myth graphical perspective. Indigenous North American belief systems include many sacred narratives. Such spiritual stories are deeply based in Nature and are rich with the symbolism of seasons, weather, plants, animals, earth, water, sky, and fire. The principle of an all-embracing, universal and omniscient Great Spirit, a connection to the Earth, diverse creation narratives and collective memories of ancient ancestors are common.
"Informative but dry"
This book is a summary of the 16 personality types.
My name is Raymond J. Rommel. Over nine years ago I was locked up here on death row in the San Quentin State Prison north of San Francisco. There are over 700 of us awaiting execution as lawyers file appeals and rack up billable hours. My attorney tried to have me declared not guilty by reason of insanity after a psychiatric evaluation declared I'm deranged and possibly a borderline homicidal psychopath, none of which is true, and I should be committed to a psychiatric facility.
This ranks as one of the best books available about the Vietnam War from an ordinary soldier's point of view. A must read book. The author has captured the essence of that experience and that time in our history!
"Fought for Country"
The Book of Daniel is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. It is notable for its changes from Hebrew to Aramaic and back. The first part of the book, comprising six chapters, is the story of Daniel set in the courts of Babylonian and Achaemenid Empire during the time of the Babylonian captivity. The remainder of the book contains three visions and their interpretation. There is sharp difference between the fundamentalist view of Daniel and the scholarly consensus.
End time (also called end times, end of time, end of days, last days, final days, or Eschatology) is a time period described in the eschatology of the dominant world religions, both Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic. The Abrahamic faiths maintain a linear cosmology, with end time scenarios containing themes of transformation and redemption. In Judaism, the term "end of days" is a reference to the Messianic Age, and includes a gathering of the exiled diaspora and the coming of the Messiah.
To write history is to consider how to explicate the past, to weigh the myriad possible approaches to the past, and to come to terms with how the past can be and has been used. In this book, prize-winning historian, Jeremy Black, considers both popular and academic approaches to the past. His focus is on the interaction between the presentation of the past and current circumstances, on how history is used to validate one view of the present or to discredit another, and on readings of the past that unite and those that divide.
After 200 years of searching for other immortals, the Undying High Lord Milo Morai has returned to the Horseclans to fulfill an ancient prophecy and lead them to their destined homeland by the sea. But in their path wait the armed might of the Ehleenee and an enemy even more treacherous - the Witchmen, pre-Holocaust scientists who have survived the centuries by stealing other men's bodies to house their evil minds and who have in their hidden stronghold the means of destroying all who will not become their willing slaves.
The Solar Storms start slowly at first, a mere nuisance to modern society that enjoys electronic conveniences. But trouble is on the horizon, and world economies that once seemed invincible are beginning to feel the consequences of greed and neglect. America tries one last time to save herself, and turns to the Artificial Intelligence system known as GRAPEVINE to combat the interference of nature.
When Walter Thomas accepted the invitation of his friend Brett Fisher to attend the services at a small oneness Pentecostal church he did not know what he was getting into. Something in the atmosphere of the cult-like church tapped into the darkest recesses of his soul, and he found himself changing and becoming enmeshed in events that ultimately led to a series of gruesome murders. In this fact-based fictionalized novel, Thomas Weston knocks the props out from under the false oneness Pentecostal religion, exposing the deception and hypocrisy.
Beyond Bombshells analyzes the cultural importance of strong women in a variety of current media forms. Action heroines are now more popular in movies, comic books, television, and literature than they have ever been. Their spectacular presence represents shifting ideas about female agency, power, and sexuality. This book explores how action heroines reveal and reconfigure perceptions about how and why women are capable of physically dominating roles in modern fiction.
Conrad Jones has done it again with his Alec Ramsay books - crime thriller writing that will have you chewing your fingers as you listen! Soft Target is the first book in a series of thrillers that follow the hunt for a nefarious killer. The book begins in famous US tourist destinations where suicide bombers cause carnage before attacking the United Kingdom.
"Narrated by a computer?"