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Between Two Kings

Between Two Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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For years d’Artagnan shared his adventures with his three comrades—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—but now, in Between Two Kings, the First Musketeer returns to the forefront. This is truly d’Artagnan’s novel, bringing to a dramatic climax the story that began when he first arrived in Paris thirty years earlier in The Three Musketeers. This brand-new translation of Between Two Kings immediately picks up the story and themes of Blood Royal, where d’Artagnan tries to thwart destiny by saving England’s Charles I; now, he will be instrumental in the restoration of his son, Charles II, the first of the two kings of the title. Disappointed in the irresolution of young Louis XIV, d’Artagnan takes a leave of absence from the King’s Musketeers and ventures to England with a bold plan to hoist Charles II onto his throne, a swashbuckling escapade in which he is unwittingly assisted by his old comrade Athos. D’Artagnan returns triumphant to France, where he is recalled to service by the second king, Louis XIV, who is now finally ready to take full advantage of the extraordinary talents of his officer of musketeers. This newly translated volume by Lawrence Ellsworth is the first volume of Alexandre Dumas’s mega-novel Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, the epic finale to the Musketeers Cycle, which will end with the justly-famous The Man in the Iron Mask. This marks the first significant new English translation of this series of novels in over a century.

The Two Kings

The Two Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Noel Stewart
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524652598
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The only thing they had in common was their last name. Brian King was a small-time thief with a big-time attitude, whose protection was his gun, which he was not afraid to use. Sean King was an insurance salesman who could talk his way in, out, around, and through anything in order to make a sale. This time, he needed to sell a story to save his very own life. Brian had his gun pointed at Seans head behind an old building in downtown Port of Spain in the dead of night. He wanted moneysomething that Sean did not have. But what Sean had was worth dying for; at least, that was what he believed. The tables began to turn as Brian realizes that he was the one who had a life-or-death decision to make that would ultimately determine his destiny. The words that Sean spoke exposed Brians weaknesses and embarrassed his perception of what makes a man a real man. Brian had heard enough; guilty and confused, he is about to pull the trigger. Blam!

The Last Kings of Shanghai

The Last Kings of Shanghai Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Kaufman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735224420
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"In vivid detail... examines the little-known history of two extraordinary dynasties."--The Boston Globe "Not just a brilliant, well-researched, and highly readable book about China's past, it also reveals the contingencies and ironic twists of fate in China's modern history."--LA Review of Books An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon--billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon dynasty--the hotel hosts a who's who of global celebrities: Noel Coward has written a draft of Private Lives in his suite and Charlie Chaplin has entertained his wife-to-be. And a few miles away, Mao and the nascent Communist Party have been plotting revolution. By the 1930s, the Sassoons had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by only one other dynasty--the Kadoories. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than 175 years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and losing nearly everything as the Communists swept into power. In The Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable history of how these families participated in an economic boom that opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country's deep inequality and to the political turmoil at their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival. The book lays bare the moral compromises of the Kadoories and the Sassoons--and their exceptional foresight, success, and generosity. At the height of World War II, they joined together to rescue and protect eighteen thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism. Though their stay in China started out as a business opportunity, the country became a home they were reluctant to leave, even on the eve of revolution. The lavish buildings they built and the booming businesses they nurtured continue to define Shanghai and Hong Kong to this day. As the United States confronts China's rise, and China grapples with the pressures of breakneck modernization and global power, the long-hidden odysseys of the Sassoons and the Kadoories hold a key to understanding the present moment.

One Queen with Two Kings

One Queen with Two Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louisa Neil
Editor: Siren-BookStrand
ISBN: 1610349237
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[Menage and More: Erotic Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/F, with M/M, adultery, bondage, spanking, sex toys] On the morning of her second wedding, Thea realizes marrying Lloyd is a mistake and learns his ultimate motive is to gain control of her family business. When confronted, Lloyd admits lying. His bombshell confession is that he gave the search team false coordinates, wanting Thea for himself instead of looking for Dexter and Russell’s crash site. When the men are found alive, they bring home proof that their plane was sabotaged by Lloyd. While reconnecting with her husband and his friend, she realizes their relationship changed. Catching the men in a compromising sexual position reinforces her theory. Accepting Dexter and Russell had become intimate while on the island is earth-shattering. She’s floored when they suggest combining the two relationships into one, a threesome the men have dreamed about. Can she share her husband with his best friend? Can she be the queen with two kings? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman

Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joshua Berrett
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300127478
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Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman by Joshua Berrett Summary

In Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman the jazz scholar Joshua Berrett offers a provocative revision of the history of early jazz by focusing on two of its most notable practitioners—Whiteman, legendary in his day, and Armstrong, a legend ever since. Paul Whiteman’s fame was unmatched throughout the twenties. Bix Beiderbecke, Bing Crosby, and Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey honed their craft on his bandstand. Celebrated as the “King of Jazz” in 1930 in a Universal Studios feature film, Whiteman’s imperium has declined considerably since. The legend of Louis Armstrong, in contrast, grows ever more lustrous: for decades it has been Armstrong, not Whiteman, who has worn the king’s crown. This dual biography explores these diverging legacies in the context of race, commerce, and the history of early jazz. Early jazz, Berrett argues, was not a story of black innovators and white usurpers. In this book, a much richer, more complicated story emerges—a story of cross-influences, sidemen, sundry movers and shakers who were all part of a collective experience that transcended the category of race. In the world of early jazz, Berrett contends, kingdoms had no borders.

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Alter
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393070255
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"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.

The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776671457
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Praised by literary luminary Henry James, this extraordinary early tale from Rudyard Kipling offers incisive insight into the dangers of imperialism. A pair of bumbling British adventurers make their way to a remote region of Afghanistan and, through a series of coincidences and misunderstandings, ascend to the throne as co-ruling kings.

The King of Terror

The King of Terror Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William J. Moylan
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514460904
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The King of Terror by William J. Moylan Summary

This book is about the Nostradamus king of terror prophecy. It is a book unlike any other written about his works. It sets out to prove this prophecy is still unfolding. The idea came from years the author spent surfing the worldwide web for some kind of truth out of all the words, pages upon pages of Christian theology. It breathes and lives Gods spoken word, uncovering Satans lies and man-made religion. It is a book for the purest or to make the reader consider the question, who is the king of terror.

The King's Two Maps

The King's Two Maps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Birkholz
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135884951
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The King's Two Maps by Daniel Birkholz Summary

While a culture may have a dominant way of "mapping," its geography is always plural, and there is always competition among conceptions of space. Beginning with this understanding, this book traces the map's early development into an emblem of the state, and charts the social and cultural implications of this phenomenon. This book chronicles the specific technologies, both material and epistemological, by which the map shows itself capable of accessing, organizing, and reorienting a tremendous range of information.

Portrait of the Kings

Portrait of the Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison L. Joseph
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451469586
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Portrait of the Kings by Alison L. Joseph Summary

Much of the scholarship on the book of Kings has focused on questions of the historicity of the events described. Alison L. Joseph turns her attention instead to the literary characterization of Israel’s kings. By examining the narrative techniques used in the Deuteronomistic History to portray Israel’s kings, Joseph shows that the Deuteronomist in the days of the Josianic Reform constructed David as a model of adherence to the covenant, and Jeroboam, conversely, as the ideal opposite of David. The redactor further characterized other kings along one or the other of these two models. The resulting narrative functions didactically, as if instructing kings and the people of Judah regarding the consequences of disobedience. Attention to characterization through prototype also allows Joseph to identify differences between pre-exilic and exilic redactions in the Deuteronomistic History, bolstering and also revising the view advanced by Frank Moore Cross. The result is a deepened understanding of the worldview and theology of the Deuteronomistic historians.

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439132151
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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg Summary

Eleanor of Acquitaine has been waiting in Heaven for a long time to be reunited with her second husband, Henry II of England. Finally, the day has come when Henry will be judged for admission--and while Eleanor waits, three people close to her during various times of her life join her, helping to distract her and providing a rich portrait of a remarkable woman in history.

A Tale of Two Kings

A Tale of Two Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Errol Fern
Editor: Errol Fern
ISBN: 1393403352
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A Tale of Two Kings is about a story of two former friends trying to beat each other for the title to rule a kingdom. The story will focus more on the importance of friendship and peace.

One and Two Kings

One and Two Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Volkmar Fritz
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451419498
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One and Two Kings by Volkmar Fritz Summary

This volume provides a readable introduction to the narrative books of 1 and 2 Kings appropriate for the student, pastor, and scholar. Fritz combines historical, literary, and archaeological approaches in an engaging synthesis. While he addresses issues of the deuteronomic redaction, the author does not become bogged down in technical discussions or allow this to overshadow the holistic interpretation of the text.

Two Kings And A Leader

Two Kings And A Leader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ömer Tarzi
Editor: Cosmo Publishing
ISBN: 1949872459
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Two Kings And A Leader by Ömer Tarzi Summary

“Two Kings and a Leader is a book about the phenomenal story of the First Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Sardar Mahmud Tarzi, his family, and his relationship with the two notorious kings in the 1900s- Amir Habibullah Khan and King Aman Ullah. It is a vibrant depiction of Mahmud Tarzi’s struggles and efforts for the independence of Afghanistan. More elucidating is the fact that these stories are told by Mahmud Tarzi’s great-grandson Ömer Tarzi. An important segment of the book is dedicated to Afghanistan’s struggle with two of the great powers of the time (Britain and Russia) and the vital achievements of Afghanistan’s First Foreign Minister, Sardar Mahmud Tarzi, in international political affairs. “Of course, at the fore there was always a king, but the leader standing behind was very important.”

King John

King John Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501149997
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The authoritative edition of King John from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers. Like most of Shakespeare’s history plays, King John presents a struggle for the English crown. The struggle this time, however, is strikingly cold-blooded and brutal. John, the younger brother of the late Richard I, is the king, and a savage one. His opponent is a boy, his nephew Arthur, supported by the King of France and the Duke of Austria. After Arthur falls into John’s hands, John plots to torture him. Arthur’s capture gives Louis, the Dauphin of France, the opportunity to lay claim to John’s crown. John’s nobles support Louis, but he schemes to betray them. The play finds its hero in another figure: the Bastard, Sir Richard Plantagenet, an illegitimate son of Richard I. Although he has an appetite for war, he also has a strong conscience and speaks with trenchant irony. This edition includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Deborah T. Curren-Aquino The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit

Alfred the Great and Ethelred the Unready. Two Anglo-Saxon Kings and their Actions against the Viking Threat

Alfred the Great and Ethelred the Unready. Two Anglo-Saxon Kings and their Actions against the Viking Threat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Poppen
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656463476
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Alfred the Great and Ethelred the Unready. Two Anglo-Saxon Kings and their Actions against the Viking Threat by Anna Poppen Summary

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,0, University of Göttingen, language: English, abstract: In the long list of English rulers there is only one king who achieved to be honored with the epithet the Great. Alfred the Great is known today as one of the most successful kings of England and has become a national hero. The role of the national failure, however, has been ascribed to King Ethelred II, who is known as Ethelred the Unready. Both kings ruled in Anglo-Saxon times, their reigns are only about one hundred years apart and both had to face the same enemy: the Vikings from Scandinavia. Although it seems as if the two kings ruled under the same prerequisites, their reigns had very different outcomes and they have opposing reputations today. King Alfred, who ruled the kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899, is today remembered and glorified as a great Christian king, who defeated the Vikings, who continuously invaded and plundered England in the second half of the ninth century. Apart from great military and political achievements, Alfred also stands for educational reform and is credited for having laid the foundations for what was to become the Anglo-Saxon kingdom. King Ethelred ruled this kingdom from 978 to 1016. Today, he is seen as a weak and powerless king, who did not manage to fight off the Vikings who were attacking the Anglo-Saxon kingdom during his reign, especially at the beginning of the eleventh century. He is accused of having lost control over his kingdom and having handed it over to the Vikings without developing a coherent strategy of defense. In order to find out how and why King Alfred and King Ethelred acquired such different reputations and whether they are justified, one has to have a close look at their reigns and especially at the actions they took to keep the Viking invaders from plundering and conquering their kingdom. Despite these problems, which will be a central theme in this work, the following text aims at presenting detailed accounts of King Alfred the Great and King Ethelred the Unready’s struggles against the Viking invaders in order to allow for a direct comparison of their actions. Certainly, this work can make no claims of providing a comprehensive and complete picture of the kings’ personalities and their reigns. It is rather meant to present an overview, which can be used as a basis for an evaluation and reassessment of Alfred and Ethelred’s legacies.

Le Morte d'Arthur

Le Morte d'Arthur Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Editor: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 1631064363
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Sir Thomas Malory's original Le Morte d'Arthur remains the most exciting interpretation of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, Le Morte d'Arthur is unabridged and complete. Originally published in 1485 by William Caxton, Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur remains the most exciting and magical interpretation of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. For Arthurian fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a cloth binding, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. Featuring a new introduction and the elegant illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), this volume of Le Morte d'Arthur is an indispensible classic for every home library.

Le Morte D'Arthur (Illustrated)

Le Morte D'Arthur (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3730989030
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First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d'Arthur is today perhaps the best-known work of Arthurian literature in English. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source, including T. H. White in his popular The Once and Future King and Tennyson in The Idylls of the King.

KING ARTHUR: 10 Books of Myths & Tales about the Legendary King of Camelot, The Excalibur, Merlin, Holy Grale Quest, Sir Lancelot & The Brave Knights of the Round Table

KING ARTHUR: 10 Books of Myths & Tales about the Legendary King of Camelot, The Excalibur, Merlin, Holy Grale Quest, Sir Lancelot & The Brave Knights of the Round Table Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Malory,Alfred Tennyson,Maude L. Radford,James Knowles,Richard Morris,T. W. Rolleston,Howard Pyle
Editor: e-artnow
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KING ARTHUR: 10 Books of Myths & Tales about the Legendary King of Camelot, The Excalibur, Merlin, Holy Grale Quest, Sir Lancelot & The Brave Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory,Alfred Tennyson,Maude L. Radford,James Knowles,Richard Morris,T. W. Rolleston,Howard Pyle Summary

This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The edition contains ten books of incredible & unforgettable tales of King Arthur, The Holy Grail, Sir Lancelot, Sorcerer Merlin, the Excalibur, the Legendary Camelot, Adventures of the Noble Knights of the Round Table, as well as other British Celtic Legends and Myths: King Arthur – An Introduction by H. W. Mabie Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions by Howard Pyle Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Richard Morris The Mabinogion Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race