A Thomas More Sourcebook by Thomas More

By Thomas More

This resource publication brings jointly vintage texts by way of and approximately Thomas More—poet, pupil, statesman, kin guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an creation to More’s lifestyles and writings for the final reader, this assortment is a important spouse to the learn of More’s literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the examine of sixteenth-century heritage, literature, philosophy, or politics. The writings concentration upon More’s perspectives of schooling, political concept, church-state relatives, love and friendship, useful politics, and the vexing problems with sense of right and wrong. They make clear the detailed Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally integrated during this booklet are 3 well-known sixteenth-century money owed of More’s existence via Erasmus, Roper, and a staff of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.

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Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow

By Tim Tebow

FormerUniversity of Florida megastar quarterback, 2010 first-round draft choose for theDenver Broncos, and religious Christian Tim Tebow tellsthe tale of his religion, his lifestyles, and his profession in soccer in Through MyEyes. Written with Nathan Whitaker, the New York Times bestsellingcoauthor of Quiet Strength, with Tony Dungy, Through My Eyes givesfans a primary investigate the center of an athlete whose expertise and devotion havemade him the most provocative figures in soccer.

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Blacklisted by history : the untold story of Senator Joe by McCarthy, Joseph /.; McCarthy, Joseph; Evans, Medford

By McCarthy, Joseph /.; McCarthy, Joseph; Evans, Medford Stanton; McCarthy, Joseph

Accused of making a bogus pink Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. A part century after his loss of life, his identify is still synonymous with witch hunts. yet that snapshot is incorrect, as veteran journalist Evans continues during this groundbreaking publication, in line with six years of in depth study. Drawing on primary Read more...

summary: Accused of constructing a bogus purple Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. A part century after his dying, his identify is still synonymous with witch hunts. yet that photo is inaccurate, as veteran journalist Evans keeps during this groundbreaking booklet, in keeping with six years of extensive learn. Drawing on basic sources--including U.S. govt files and FBI records, in addition to contemporary examine from Soviet archives--Evans provides irrefutable facts of a constant Communist force to penetrate our govt, impression its rules, and thieve its secrets and techniques. He additionally exhibits that U.S. officers supposedly guarding in contrast hazard not just permit it ensue yet actively lined it up--precisely as Joe McCarthy contended. This booklet claims to supply the 1st actual account of what McCarthy did and, extra widely, what rather occurred to the USA in the course of the chilly War.--From writer description

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Harlot Queen by Hilda Lewis

By Hilda Lewis

Isabella of France used to be proud to be wed to the good-looking Edward II of britain, yet her pleasure quickly grew to become to rancor, for Piers Gaveston, an egotistical and mercenary courtier, usurped her husband's mattress. No girl may possibly compete along with her attractiveness, yet one other guy? What may possibly she do on the age of fourteen? Wait, purely wait. And so she waited, nursing her anger, rejection, and disgust. She grew in good looks and wiles; the king, in weak point, as different males, worse males, took Gaveston's position. Wearly of ready, Isabella became to Mortimer of Wigmore. In his mattress, she discovered convenience and love and cared little that folks known as her a harlot. yet even the presence of Mortimer couldn't quench her thirst for vengence, as soon as she had tasted blood. Like an unleashed fury, she pursued the king's paramours. She may tear England in part to quench her rage; if she failed, her son could avenge her honour. the competition that ensued determined the destiny of britain. during this traditionally exact and exciting tale of energy and fervour, Hilda Lewis has created an unforgettable account of the way the destiny of countries has usually been cast in royal bedrooms.

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Moving Against the Stream: The Birth of a New Buddhist by Sangharakshita

By Sangharakshita

In 1964 Sangharakshita, the seniormost Buddhist monk of British beginning, left India for a trip to the united kingdom. After 20 years within the subcontinent—travelling and lecturing, writing, operating one of the such a lot disadvantaged, and lengthening and deepening his wisdom of the Dharma—he have been invited via major British Buddhists to aid get to the bottom of tensions within the British Buddhist scene. whereas he used to be attempting to ease conflicts and create concord, an unforeseen flip of occasions introduced Sangharakshita to a very important choice. This fourth quantity of memoirs, overlaying the years 1964 to 1967, offers with Sangharakshita's go back to Britain and describes the problems he encountered in his makes an attempt to unite English Buddhists. We witness the turning element at which he determined to devote his existence to operating 'for the great of Buddhism' in his homeland. This culminated within the delivery (in a store basement in imperative London) of a brand new Buddhist circulation. Thirty-six years later the chums of the Western Buddhist Order is spreading the Buddha's message in additional than twenty-six international locations round the globe.

Other Memoirs by way of Sangharakshita: The Rainbow Road, Facing Mount Kanchenjunga, In the signal of the Golden Wheel

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Ernest Gruening: Alaska's Greatest Governor by Claus Naske

By Claus Naske

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Ernest Gruening governor of territorial Alaska. What have been twenty historical years that modified the face of North the USA whilst Alaska grew to become a nation in 1959.

Using unpublished archival fabrics, Claus-M. Naske follows Gruening from Puerto Rico to the Pacific Islands and from Alaska to Antarctica. As governor, Gruening committed himself to the industrial improvement of Alaska and fought discrimination opposed to Alaska Natives. In 1958, he was once elected to the U.S. Senate the place he adversarial the Vietnam struggle and earned a name for his liberal perspectives on civil rights. Gruening's letters and memos exhibit the demanding situations that he confronted on a daily basis as an activist governor and senator. As a guy of expertise, ambition, and ego, Gruening met clash head-on and received the dignity of Alaskans for his honesty and undeniable speech.

The lifetime of Ernest Gruening is a private account of Alaska statehood in addition to a political odyssey during the 20th century.

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The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

By Seymour M. Hersh

This huge paintings of investigative journalism unearths the Kennedy White condominium as by no means ahead of. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a guy whose reckless own habit imperiled his presidency, The darkish aspect of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its preliminary e-book - changing into a runaway bestseller & one of many year's so much talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed paintings will proceed to impress public dialogue because the debate intensifies over what constitutes right own & political habit at the a part of our nation's leaders.

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The real George Washington by Jay A Parry; Andrew M Allison; W Cleon Skousen; George

By Jay A Parry; Andrew M Allison; W Cleon Skousen; George Washington; National Center for Constitutional Studies (U.S.)

Presents an in depth examine this guy who grew to become the 'father of our state' and the 1st American President. yet instead of specialise in the interpretations of historians, the publication tells a lot of his intriguing tale in his personal phrases. pt. 1. George Washington : the fellow who united the US (a historical past of his existence) / via Jay A. Parry and Andrew M. Allison -- pt. 2. undying treasures from George Washington (selections from his writings) / ready by means of Andrew M. Allison, Jay A. Parry, and W. Cleon Skousen

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