Download Captain Charles, Engineer of Charity: The remarkable life of by Stephen Utick PDF

By Stephen Utick

The extreme saga of the colonial personality 'Captain' Charles Gordon O'Neill is advised for the 1st time. An engineer, inventor, parliamentarian and philanthropist, Charles was once a imperative co-founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia and New Zealand. Born of Irish mom and dad in Scotland in 1828, O'Neill travelled to the colonies in 1863 with using ambition, matched via entrepreneurial imaginative and prescient. an excellent engineer, he helped create city plans, railway routes and tramways throughout New Zealand. Elected to the recent Zealand parliament as a goldfields MP, he warned of the danger of weather swap from destroying forests. He moved to Sydney in 1881 to paintings for the negative of Australia. starting in Sydney's wild Rocks district, he pioneered many charitable tasks and verified the St Vincent de Paul Society in New South Wales. His foresight was once vindicated because the colonial age of gold used to be by way of the commercial melancholy of the Eighteen Nineties. In a sour accident, regardless of all his technical ability, entry to capital and political connections, O'Neill died a pauper amid the slums of The Rocks in 1900.

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Download The Wagering Widow by Diane Gaston PDF

By Diane Gaston

Encumbered along with his father's bills, Lord Keating elopes with "heiress" Emily Duprey merely to find she is as negative as he! Now his merely desire is a go back to the gaming tables. to flee marriage to a gamester like her father, Emily wishes funds - so she turns into woman Widow, a card-playing masked seductress! while man realizes the gorgeous Widow is his quiet, mousy spouse, their marriage takes an unforeseen flip . . .

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Download Gonta. An historical drama in five acts by Count Henry Krasinski PDF

By Count Henry Krasinski

Excerpt from Gonta: An ancient Drama, in 5 Acts

Gonta (living below the security of Mladanovicz), a courtier by means of nature, and proficient with a lot acuteness of in tellest, contrived to insinuate himself into the great graces of his grasp, the Palatine Potocki who, hugely appreciating the valour and skills of his vassal, gave him the command of his Cossack troops. He additionally ameliorated his , enabled him to agreement an valuable marriage, and put him within the proprietary tenure of 2 villages for a lease nearly nominal. Gonta didn't at the start convey himself unworthy of his master's bounty, and looked to be actuated through a faithful attachment to his benefactor. As he continually lived in excellent concord with Mladanovicz, to whom he confided his sons and because the palatine's excessive opinion of him was once day-by-day expanding, Gonta used to be entrusted with the command of the entire baronial or seignoral troops within the neigh bourhood and used to be caj oled, humoured, and flattered, as consistently occurs in related conditions. Availing himself of the entire benefits he loved, he received broad in fluence and nice attention within the Ukraine and have become the favorite of all of the Cossacks, over whose minds he had bought a strong ascendancy.

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Download Great Bastards of History: True and Riveting Accounts of the by Jure Fiorillo PDF

By Jure Fiorillo

For a lot of heritage and throughout many of the international, being born out of wedlock—a love baby, a bastard—was a significant obstacle to good fortune. Illegitimate offspring have been topic to overlook, abandonment, disinheritance, and social exclusion, and sometimes came across the standard routes to schooling, wealth, and standing blocked. Surmounting those hindrances required great fortitude and patience.   nice Bastards of historical past brings jointly the pleasing and stirring tales of fifteen impressive and influential those that overcame the dangers of illegitimate beginning to upward thrust to positions of strength. in addition to offering insights into the personalities of many world-changing figures, it highlights the intense braveness, force, and get to the bottom of that normal members can summon while confronted with severe adversity. between its matters are robust political avid gamers together with Alexander Hamilton, the deserted son who turned a founder of the USA, and cultural figureheads resembling Leonardo da Vinci, who, regardless of being denied front to exchange guilds and universities, was once proclaimed one of many maximum males of his day in courts all through Europe. both affecting are a number of the much less recognized yet no much less attention-grabbing figures, similar to James Smithson, the disinherited son of an English duke, whose bequest to a rustic he by no means visited based the most important museum on the earth, the Smithsonian establishment.   Deftly mixing biography and heritage, political intrigue, melodrama, and mental research, this can be a assortment that may uplift, entertain, and tell, whereas yielding clean views on essentially the most major occasions from our earlier.  

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Download Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan 3rd Edition (Historical by Ludwig W. Adamec PDF

By Ludwig W. Adamec

In the course of virtually 250 years of its life, Afghanistan has developed from rule by means of a tribal aristocracy to constitutional monarchy and people’s democratic republic, culminating within the institution of a theocracy during which strength rests with the non secular institution, the ulama. A civil battle, next to the communist defeat in 1992, ended in the emergence of the Talibanwho meant to set up a “true Islamic state.” Taliban misrule, help for terrorist teams, and alliance with Osama bin encumbered ended in American intervention leading to a renewed try and identify a broad-based democratic government.This 3rd variation of the historic Dictionary of Afghanistan offers researchers with up to date info and massive new fabric. It contains entries on significant old occasions, very important locations, best personalities - earlier and current - and demanding facets of the country’s tradition, faith, and financial system. The advent includes an overview ofAfghanistan’s political heritage, an appendix contains a variety of files, and a entire bibliography introduces the reader to extra assets.

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Download Community Matters in Xinjiang 1880-1949: Towards a by Ildiko Beller-Hann PDF

By Ildiko Beller-Hann

In accordance with quite a lot of Western and native fabrics, this booklet deals an creation to the old anthropology of the Muslim Uyghur of Xinjiang from the overdue nineteenth century to 1949. the writer argues that social family members during this period have been formed in any respect degrees via the foundations of reciprocity and group. specific realization is paid to the household area and to life-cycle and spiritual rituals. this can be the 1st time that Xinjiang has been approached from the viewpoint of old anthropology. Giving substance to the concept that of culture which glossy Uyghurs invoke while developing their collective id, Beller-Hann's research additionally has implications for modern analyses of inter-ethnic family during this delicate sector.

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Download The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish by Robert Tobin PDF

By Robert Tobin

'How do such humans, with wonderful participants and uninteresting ones, fare once they cross from being a dominant minority to being a powerless one?' So requested the Kilkenny man-of-letters Hubert Butler (1900-1991) while contemplating the destiny of Southern Protestants after Irish Independence. As either a product and critic of this tradition, Butler posed the query many times, refusing to simply accept as inevitable the marginalization of his group in the newly validated nation. encouraged by means of the instance of the Revivalist new release, he challenged his compatriots to process glossy Irish id in phrases complementary instead of exclusivist. within the technique of doing so, he produced a corpus of literary essays eu in stature, proficient by way of vast commute, deep studying, and an energetic engagement with the political and social upheavals of his age. His insistence at the necessity of Protestant participation in Irish existence, coupled together with his demanding situations to obtained Catholic opinion, made him a contentious determine on either side of the sectarian divide.

This examine addresses not just Butler's striking own profession, but additionally a few of the greater topics to which he constantly drew cognizance: the necessity to stability Irish cosmopolitanism with neighborhood relationships; to deal with the compromises of the second one global struggle and the hypocrisies of the chilly struggle; to advertise a society during which optimistic dissent would possibly not simply be tolerated yet valued. consequently, by way of the tip of his lifestyles, Butler got here to be regarded as a forerunner of the extra tolerant and expansive eire of at the present time.

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Download Historical Tables 58 BC-AD 1990 by S. H. Steinberg (auth.) PDF

By S. H. Steinberg (auth.)

This publication, now in its 12th version, has develop into necessary to each library and to each severe scholar of heritage. The 12th version takes the tables as much as the tip of 1990 and so documents all of the dramatic occasions taking place in japanese Europe on the finish of the last decade. an immense new characteristic is that an index has been supplied hence improving this crucial reference tool.

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