The events of the Arab Spring have come to be overshadowed by the civil war in the Arabic-speaking nation of Syria, which has been ruled throughout the 21st century by Bashar al-Assad. Though he had not planned on ruling Syria, several events conspired to make Bashar the successor of his father, Hafez. Though the West frequently looked for signs that Bashar might be a reformer, due in part to his formerly popular Western wife, Assad remained part of a critical alliance with Iran and the sub-state groups Hamas and Hezbollah.
The Celts are one of the most well-known groups in Europe and one of the least understood. Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. In the centuries before Christ, the Celts were spread out across much of continental Europe, and though they are mostly identified with Gaul, evidence suggests they also spread as far as Portugal.
"Very interesting peek into Celtic Druids"
A Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful fantasy fiction series in the world to date. With the success of the novels came a widely-loved television series. This book aims to thoroughly detail the early history of the houses Targaryen, Stark, and Lannister, including how they first rose to power, and what happened in the years leading up to the beginning of the Game of Thrones story.
Ivy and Carrie love their new classroom even if the new teacher is a little strange. When Mrs. Huffity asks for volunteers to care for an egg, Ivy doesn't budge. She's had a few scary dreams about that egg and wants nothing to do with it. But when trouble comes, Ivy defends the egg. In her desire to save the baby that hatches, Ivy is tossed into the middle of an adventure. She never imagined one dragon could be so much trouble.
"Cute, Fun and Entertaining"
These books aim to thoroughly detail the early history of the houses Targaryen, Stark, Lannister and many more. You can explore how they first rose to power, and what happened in the years leading up to the beginning of the Game of Thrones story.
The Romans were master builders, and much of what they built has stood the test of time. Throughout their vast empire they have left grand structures, from the Forum and Pantheon in Rome to the theatres and hippodromes of North Africa and the triumphal gates in Anatolia and France. Wherever they went, the Romans built imposing structures to show their power and ability, and one of their most impressive constructions was built on the northernmost fringe of the empire.
"An interesting and informative audiobook."
Want to be the next Buffett? Learning and understanding his rules to success is a good place to start. This book will reveal some of the most important rules that Warren Buffett abides to. All of which helped him achieved his tremendous success and attain his current status and popularity.
"Good message and small bio on Warren Buffet"
Wales is some country. Beautiful, historic and with a tradition all of its own. A big part of that history and tradition are the many magnificent castles which can be found throughout Wales attracting visitors from all over the world. No visit is complete unless the traveler sees some of these castles. I am no exception - I love Wales and have personally visited many of the castles there. So I have put together this book to give you an introduction to 20 of my favorite Welsh castles.
"Excellent and very informative."
Have you ever wondered why people can have similar opportunities, grow up in the same locality, go to the same school, and live in similar economy, but some can outperform others financially and excel in their craft, while others fail miserably? Why are other people mega-successful and what do they have that you don't? You perhaps think that they are hiding some secret formula which gives them tremendous success. But if there is really such thing, we surely would all be using and doing it. You have what it takes to achieve success....
Two military setbacks, on a scale unprecedented in history, were required before the high tide of Napoleon's success began to ebb towards the final denouement of the Hundred Days and the famous Battle of Waterloo. The failed Russian invasion set the stage for the second defeat at Leipzig, which essentially sealed the fate of Napoleon's empire. The four-day Battle of Leipzig in October 1813, dubbed the "Battle of the Nations", essentially determined the course the Napoleonic Wars took from that moment forward.
"Interesting book about this French hero."
Was he "the greatest human being ever to occupy 10 Downing Street"? Or a man whose "brilliant but unsound judgement resulted in detrimental consequences for Britain and for the world"? Nearly 50 years after his death, debate still rages over Sir Winston Churchill's contribution to history. Indeed, now that wartime nostalgia has mostly washed away, in Britain in particular the views on Churchill are more divergent than ever.
"I love history"
This is the third installment in a series of noble house histories and cultural profiles of the peoples, cultures, and groups found in George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series and seen on HBO's global hit television series Game of Thrones. Volume three delves into a few more of the lesser known, but highly important noble houses seen in Game of Thrones. The attempt at spoiler-free content is made and information will not stretch much further beyond season two or three of the television series.
Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by castles. Their history, the part they have played in the development of history through the centuries, the magnificent architecture and feats of ancient engineering and construction. Not only that, castles are great places to visit for a day trip to learn more about them and see the spectacle.
"A great travellers guide."
All you need to know about Game of Thrones!
This project endeavors to serve two kinds of listeners at the same time: those who like history and those who like Game of Thrones. The two are often mutual interests. In effect this audiobook is a real-life historical breakdown of the cultures, characters, and events contained within George R. R. Martin's epic book series A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF).
"Light on both History and GoT analysis"
On 29 April 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took 26 hostages. With the Iranian government willing to let the hostages become martyrs, and the British government only willing to talk if the terrorists surrendered, 26 lives hung in the balance.
"Excellent Narration of an Interesting Event!"
Ever since I was a child growing up in England I have been fascinated by castles: their history, the part they have played in the development of England through the centuries, the magnificent architecture and feats of ancient engineering and construction. Not only that, castles are great places to visit for a day trip to learn more about them and see the spectacle.
"Good planning guide for a day trip"
This is another book in my popular castles series. Here you have volume II of Castles in England, a Traveler's Guide. Twenty more of the most impressive and history-laden castles up and down the land for you to hear about and plan your visits. Each castle has its own fascinating history and tale to tell. That's in addition to being wonderful places to visit and explore. So here is information about another 20 of my personal favorite castles in England.
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem.
This work is the second volume in a series of house histories and cultural profiles of those seen in A Song of Ice and Fire and popularized in HBO's global hit television series Game of Thrones. Volume two explores some of the major players in Game of Thrones. This particular volume covers the history of several noble houses; including the Baratheon, Martell, Greyjoy, Tyrell, Seaworth, and Arryn families.
The race of Orcs are the last remnants of an ancient and brutal world that has been left behind by the civilizations of man, Dwarf, and Elf. The marauding Orcs find themselves under attack by an alliance bent on purging the world of its savage past in order to make room for a new age of peace and growth. Under the guidance of their shamanic leader a barbaric tribe of Orcs fight back, joined by trolls and goblins as they struggle to survive a journey of self-discovery and holocaust.
"Like forgotten realms from the view of an Orc"