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Strange Stories From History For Young People (Classic Reprint) - 2852886182

82,49 zł

Strange Stories From History For Young People (Classic Reprint)

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Strange Stories from History for Young People - 2855927675

46,82 zł

Strange Stories from History for Young People



Strange Stories from History for Young People - 2853709279

46,50 zł

Strange Stories from History for Young People



Delightful Stories From American History For Young People (Classic Reprint) - 2854680894

58,99 zł

Delightful Stories From American History For Young People (Classic Reprint)

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Speckled People - 2854254574

57,37 zł

Speckled People METHUEN DRAMA

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Adapted for the stage from the best-selling memoir, The Speckled People tells a profoundly moving story of a young boy trapped in a language war. Set in 1950s Ireland, this is a gripping, poignant, and at times very funny family drama of homesickness, control and identity. As a young boy, Hugo Hamilton struggles with what it means to be speckled, "half and half...Irish on top and German below." An idealistic Irish father enforces his cultural crusade by forbidding his son to speak English while his German mother tries to rescue him with her warm-hearted humour and uplifting industry. The boy must free himself from his father and from bullies on the street who persecute him with taunts of Nazism. Above all he must free himself from history and from the terrible secrets of his mother and father before he can find a place where he belongs. Surrounded by fear, guilt, and frequently comic cultural entanglements, Hugo tries to understand the differences between Irish history and German history and to turn the strange logic of what he is told into truth. It is a journey that ends in liberation but not before the long-buried secrets at the back of the parents' wardrobe have been laid bare.


Dinner Club and Other Stories - 2854301683

34,78 zł

Dinner Club and Other Stories Orca DORCAUK Orphans

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Being on home dinners gives Aidan the chance to make some money...A bridesmaid and a page chase a runaway wedding cake...Mia and her Dad turn detective...These are just some of the tales in Rob Keeley's new collection. You can also read about the strange new craze started by Erin, the mystery guest at the school reunion, and more from Liam and Justin. Plus, Beech Class find themselves in charge of the whole school for a day, as they give the teachers a taste of Pupil Power...There are even seven bonus stories of just seven words each! Rob Keeley's unique combination of traditional children's storytelling techniques with awareness of the world in which young people now live creates nine more highly accessible stories for children today. Reviews have recognised Rob's ability accurately to convey peer group interaction, classroom interaction and family relationships, within the context of the well-observed and humorous short story. The Dinner Club and Other Stories sees a slight shift away from the fantasy elements of previous books to a style of story more rooted in the here and now. However, all the most popular characters and set-ups from the first two books are present here, along with many new characters and some innovative storylines.


Tales from the Perilous Realm - 2826697795

99,24 zł

Tales from the Perilous Realm Harper Collins

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The definitive collection of Tolkien's four acclaimed modern classic fairy tales. The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are finally together in a volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for readers young and old. / Roverandom is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures. / Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to town; / The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls; / Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle who sets out to paint the perfect tree; / Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children. This new collection is fully illustrated throughout by Oscar-winning artist, Alan Lee, who provides a wealth of pencil drawings to bring the stories to life as he did so memorably for The Hobbit and The Children of Hurin. Alan also provides an Afterword, in which he opens the door into illustrating Tolkien's world. World-renowned Tolkien author and expert, Tom Shippey, takes the reader through the hidden links in the tales to Tolkien's Middle-earth in his Introduction, and recounts their history and themes. Lastly, included as an appendix is Tolkien's most famous essay, "On Fairy-stories", in which he brilliantly discusses fairy-stories and their relationship to fantasy. Taken together, this rich collection of new and unknown work from the author of The Children of Hurin will provide the reader with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth.


Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2854922647

11,15 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23


Natasha's Dance - 2212836413

54,10 zł

Natasha's Dance Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

Orlando Figes


Little History of the United States - 2854355914

74,35 zł

Little History of the United States YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson's vividly told A Little History of the United States. In 300 fast-moving pages, Davidson guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources. In short, vivid chapters the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America; Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert attention from her escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate, gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand. Such stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse.


Consolations of Philosophy - 2212839584

45,80 zł

Consolations of Philosophy Penguin

Nauki humanistyczne

Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.


Isabella Of Spain - 2857421619

137,82 zł

Isabella Of Spain TAN Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Queen Isabella of Spain, known by her people as "la Católica," was by any standard one of the greatest women in all of history. Ascending the throne of Castile at age 23-a young woman, tall, athletic, blond-haired and blue-eyed-Isabella possessed an indomitable will and refused to recognize the word "impossible," for she was convinced that with God nothing is impossible. Regarded by her people as a saint, she daily implored the Divine assistance, and then fearlessly forged ahead with all the resources at her command. The result was a chain of miraculous successes plucked from seemingly inescapable disasters. A woman of rare strength and intelligence-who bore five children in between military campaigns and international affairs-Isabella ruled with immense authority, yet she willingly submitted herself to the will of God and to God's representatives on earth. In gripping suspense, William Thomas Walsh describes her resistance as a young princess to the corruption of court life, her providential rise to the throne of Castile, the unification of Spain through her equally providential marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon, the near-disastrous War of the Castilian Succession, her brilliant consolidation of the royal power into an effective central government, the actual historical reasons for the founding of the Spanish Inquisition, the universal exaltation throughout Europe after the final defeat of the Moors after an 800-year crusade, the momentous expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the unlikely discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus under her aegis, and the incredible forging of Catholic Spain into the world's mightiest power-a power soon thereafter to be employed in colonizing and Catholicizing half of the newly discovered lands across the ocean. Here is history as history really happened, and history as history should be written-full of the people and passions and hopes and hates and loves and idealisms that really comprise its fabric. Yet more, here is a momentous bibliography masterfully told: Her story reads like some high romance, in part almost like a fairy tale, and throughout more like the creation of an inspired literary genius than the stuff of actual history. Yet William Thomas Walsh, a great and learned historian with years of research into original Spanish sources and deep understanding of the times he portrays, has produced here a masterpiece of historical literature. To read Isabella of Spain is to break out of our 20th century prejudices and to see the institution of Monarchy as it was seen by those whose destiny it was to wield its power and bear its burdens, as well as by those whose duty it was to honor, uphold and carry it forward. To read Isabella of Spain is to relieve the Catholic experience of the 15th century and to face the strange heresies the Church had to combat in the years leading up to the shattering of Christendom by the Protestant Revolt. No one who would understand the events that have gone into shaping our modern age can ignore the historical writings of William Thomas Walsh. And certainly no Catholic who would possess a grasp of the history of the Church-and specifically the cogent historical reasons for the Spanish Inquisition-can ignore his authoritative and masterfully written Isabella of Spain-The Last Crusader. "My hand falls powerless by my side for very sorrow. The world has lost its noblest ornament; a loss to be deplored not only by Spain, which she has so long carried forward in the career of glory, but by every nation in Christendom, for she was the mirror of every virtue, the shield of the innocent, and an avenging sword to the wicked. I know none of her sex, in ancient or modern times, who in my judgment is at all worthy to be named with this incomparable woman." -Peter Martyr, Upon the death of Isabella


New Dawn - 2854334492

142,60 zł

New Dawn Savas Beatie

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Fallujah. Few names conjure up as many images of blood, sacrifice, and valor as does this ancient city in Al Anbar province forty miles west of Baghdad. This sprawling concrete jungle was the scene of two major U.S. combat operations in 2004. The first was Operation Vigilant Resolve, an aborted effort that April by U.S. Marines intent on punishing the city's insurgents. The second, Operation Phantom Fury, was launched seven months later. Richard Lowry's 'New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah' is the first comprehensive history of this fighting.Also known as the Second Battle for Fallujah, Operation Phantom Fury was a protracted house-to-house and street-to-street combat that began on November 7 and continued unabated for seven bloody and exhausting weeks. It was the largest fight of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the heaviest urban combat since the Battle of Hue City, Vietnam in 1968. Death and redemption were found everywhere, from narrow streets to courtyards, kitchens, bedrooms, and rooftops. By the time the fighting ended, more than 1,400 insurgents were dead, compared to ninety-five Americans (and another 1,000 wounded).Lowry (Marines in the Garden of Eden) spent years researching and writing his new campaign history. In addition to archival research, New Dawn is based upon the personal recollections of nearly 200 soldiers and Marines who participated in the battles for Fallujah, from the commanding generals who planned the operations to the privates who kicked in the doors. The result is a gripping, page-turning narrative of individual sacrifice and valor that also documents the battles for future military historians.The struggle against a determined enemy at the crossroads of civilization is the story of American kids who grew up down the block from you only to fly halfway around the world to fight in the largest battle of the war. 'New Dawn' is about their courage, their sacrifice, and their commitment to freedom. And it is a story you will never forget.REVIEW: "In New Dawn, Richard Lowry presents not just a brilliant account of the battle for Fallujah, but also a useful overview of the history, economics, and culture of the region. Lowry shows what's great about the US military: skilled and powerful but also humanitarian and ultimately peace-seeking. Lowry's book is a must-read for anyone interested in how we won in Iraq." Newt Gingrich, bestselling author and former Speaker of the House of RepresentativesAbout the Author: Richard S. Lowry is an internationally recognized military historian, public speaker, and author. He is a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Submarine Service, husband, father of three sons, and longtime resident of Orlando, Florida. He has published The Gulf War Chronicles (iUniverse, 2003 and iUniverse Star, 2008), Marines in the Garden of Eden (Berkley Caliber, 2006 and 2007), and US Marine in Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003 (Osprey, 2006). Additionally, he contributed to Small Unit Actions (United States Marine Corps History Division, 2008) and was commissioned by the History Division to write a battle study of Task Force Tarawa's involvement in the 2003 invasion. He has been published in The Weekly Standard, Armchair General, Military Magazine, and The Marine Corps Gazette. In 2008, Richard was the military consultant for David C. Taylor's award-winning documentary film, "Perfect Valor." The majority of the stories in "Perfect Valor" are pulled from the pages of New Dawn.In 2006, Marines in the Garden of Eden won the Silver Medal for history from the Military Writers Society of America. The Gulf War Chronicles also received recognition from MWSA in 2006 and has achieved Editor's Choice, Reader's Choice, and STAR distinction from iUniverse. "Perfect Valor" earned the Best Feature Documentary Award at the 2009 GI Film Festival. A compelling writer and captivating public speaker, Richard has established himself as a contemporary expert on the war in Iraq with a substantial radio, television, and internet following.returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacterNew Dawn is an historically accurate and riveting account of the heroic struggle for Fallujah. Lowry has captured our warriors' courage, determination, and sacrifice. A must-read to understand the War on Terror." -- Colonel Mike Shupp, USMC (ret.)"Today's readers and tomorrow's historians will be most thankful that Richard devoted years of his life to ensure New Dawn not only accurately documents these battles, but also rightfully gives the credit to those young Americans whose sacrifices made success possible." -- Lieutenant General Thomas Metz, US Army (ret.)"Richard Lowry has done a great service to thousands of families with New Dawn. Our grandchildren will have this account to better understand what was lost and what was achieved in the Battles of Fallujah." -- David Bellavia, author of House to House: An Epic Memoir of War..".the story about American young people whose courage, sacrifice and their commitment to freedom helped them endure and win the Battle for Fallujah. This is a story that you will never forget." Lone Star Book Review, 08/2010..".a book to which future writers will refer to whenever the subject is November 2004 battle of excellent book that does honor the participants in the battle and while have enduring value."Marine Corps Gazette, 09/2010


First City - 2854323208

126,11 zł

First City University of Pennsylvania Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

First City Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory Gary B. Nash "A wonderful volume, filled with stories of historical discovery, describing the preservation of Philadelphia's past for the benefit of all...First City is a first-rate piece of historical interpretation that will be a great contribution to America's cultural history."--Journal of the Early Republic "A synthetic history of what is arguably the nation's most historically conscious city...It represents well the tensions and opportunities that await writers seeking to push the craft of history to a new level of self-awareness and creativity."--American Historical Review "A remarkable book."--Public Historian With its rich foundation stories, Philadelphia may be the most important city in America's collective memory. By the middle of the eighteenth century William Penn's "greene countrie town" was, after London, the largest city in the British Empire. The two most important documents in the history of the United States, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, were drafted and signed in Philadelphia. The city served off and on as the official capital of the young country until 1800, and was also the site of the first American university, hospital, medical college, bank, paper mill, zoo, sugar refinery, public school, and government mint. In First City, acclaimed historian Gary B. Nash examines the complex process of memory making in this most historic of American cities. Though history is necessarily written from the evidence we have of the past, as Nash shows, rarely is that evidence preserved without intent, nor is it equally representative. Full of surprising anecdotes, First City reveals how Philadelphians--from members of elite cultural institutions, such as historical societies and museums, to relatively anonymous groups, such as women, racial and religious minorities, and laboring people--have participated in the very partisan activity of transmitting historical memory from one generation to the next. Gary B. Nash is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of many books, including The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America and History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past. Early American Studies 2001 | 392 pages | 7 x 10 | 134 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-3630-9 | Cloth | $59.95s | GBP39.00 ISBN 978-0-8122-1942-5 | Paper | $26.50s | GBP17.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-0288-5 | Ebook | $26.50s | GBP17.50 World Rights | American History Short copy: Covering more than two centuries of social, economic, and political change, and offering a challenging, innovative approach to urban as well national history, First City tells the Philadelphia story through the wealth of material culture its citizens have chosen to preserve.


Lost Voices of the Nile - 2854352452

99,24 zł

Lost Voices of the Nile Amberley Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Why was a skin graft used on a mummy? Was there a state healthcare system for pyramid workers? How could Bes the happy dwarf help you with childbirth? When we think of ancient Egypt, we think of the gods, the pharaohs and the pyramids. However, life for the average Egyptian was very different from this glamorous perception, and not so very unrecognisable for us today. This book will tell the history of the ordinary population of ancient Egypt, using the stories of real people - often strange, at times amusing, and ultimately very recognisable. Aspects of life such as affairs of the heart, household religion and education and employment and will be explored, as well as and death and burial all from the perspective of non-royal members of Egyptian society. This book will draw on the archaeological records, artefacts, written records and the mummies themselves to recreate life in ancient Egypt. Booth introduces us to a number of fascinating people, including Taimhotep, who married a man twice her age and turned to the god Imhotep to help her to conceive her son; Naunakhte, who disinherited her children for neglecting her in old age; Kenhirkhopshef, a man seemingly obsessed by making lists; and Paneb, who was the 'Bad Boy' of Deir el Medina. History is made up of people and personalities: each of these people have a story to tell.


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