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Secret Commissions

Secret Commissions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770483535
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Publisher: Broadview Press
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Lurid, controversial, and vulnerable to accusations of titillation or rabble-rousing, the works of Victorian investigative journalism collected here nonetheless brought unseen suffering into the light of day. Even today their exposure has the power to shock. As one investigator promised, “The Report of our Secret Commission will be read to-day with a shuddering horror that will thrill throughout the world.” Secret Commissions brings together nineteen key documents of Victorian investigative journalism. Their authors range from well-known writers such as Charles Dickens, Henry Mayhew, and W.T. Stead to now-forgotten names such as Hugh Shimmin, Elizabeth Banks, and Olive Malvery. Collectively, they show how unsparing descriptions of social injustice became regular features of English journalism long before the advent of American-style “muckraking.” The reports address topics as varied as child abuse, animal cruelty, juvenile prostitution, sweat-shops, slums, gypsies, abortion, infanticide, and other controversial social issues. The collection features detailed chapter introductions, original illustrations, a historical overview of investigative reporting in the nineteenth-century press, and suggestions for further reading.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504035429
Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The classic satire of greed, corruption, and paranoia in czarist Russia In a small Russian town, the rich wield the power of the gods over their serfs, who remain enslaved even in death. Life is turned upside down with the arrival of Chichikov, a mysterious gentleman who wants to buy the rights to these useless “dead souls.” What is this strange traveler up to? Is he mad, or does he know something the townspeople don’t? As Chichikov visits local landowners, rumors swirl; some even claim he might be Napoleon in disguise. But avarice is an even more powerful instinct than suspicion in this depraved society, and soon Chichikov owns more than four hundred deceased serfs—what he plans to do with them, no one can guess. A laugh-out-loud satire and an incisive indictment of the corruption at the heart of Russian society, Dead Souls is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Wind Chill Factor

The Wind Chill Factor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453266070
Author: Thomas Gifford
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A man is endangered by his family’s long-ago Nazi ties in this “riveting” thriller by a New York Times–bestselling author (Rolling Stone). His marriage destroyed by drinking, John Cooper returns to Cambridge, Massachusetts, trying to recapture the joy he felt as an undergraduate in Harvard University’s sacred halls. He is just beginning to piece his life together when he gets a telegram calling him home to Minnesota. The message comes from Buenos Aires, and with Cooper’s family history, that can mean only one thing: The Nazis are staging a comeback. To John and his brother, their grandfather was a kind, distinguished old man. But to the American people, he was the worst kind of traitor. An industrialist who spent the 1930s in business with Fascists, he became infamous as “America’s Number One Nazi.” When Hitler’s old lieutenants decide to get together a Fourth Reich, the Coopers are the first family they call. John hasn’t even made it to Minnesota when the first attempt on his life comes—a message that if he isn’t ready to honor his family legacy, he will die for it.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0718196139
Author: none,Sue Townsend
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by none,Sue Townsend Book Resume:

A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home. Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared. Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades. 'I not only wept, I howled and hooted and had to get up and walk around the room and wipe my eyes so that I could go on reading' Tom Sharpe 'A satire of our times. Very funny indeed' Sunday Times 'We laugh both at Mole and with him. A wonderful comic read, that, like all the best comedy, says something rather meaningful' Heat

De-Stalinising Eastern Europe

De-Stalinising Eastern Europe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137368926
Author: Kevin McDermott,Matthew Stibbe
Publisher: Springer
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This unique volume examines how and to what extent former victims of Stalinist terror from across the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were received, reintegrated and rehabilitated following the mass releases from prisons and labour camps which came in the wake of Stalin's death in 1953 and Khrushchev's reforms in the subsequent decade.

The Czar's Spy

The Czar's Spy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5041329745
Author: William Le Queux
Publisher: Litres
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The Complete Father Brown Stories

The Complete Father Brown Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141959932
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This complete edition brings together all of the Father Brown stories, including two not previously available in Penguin: 'The Donnington Affair', in which Chesterton rises to the challenge of solving a murder-mystery half written by someone else (Max Pemberton), and 'The Mask of Midas', which was found in Chesterton's papers after his death.

The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated)

The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026838785
Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated) by Walter Scott Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Introduction: SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

History of the United States

History of the United States [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1605207535
Author: James F. Rhodes
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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History of the United States by James F. Rhodes Book Resume:

This classic survey of one of the most dramatic eras in American history is most notable, perhaps, for the insight it offers into the mindset of the era itself. First published from 1893 through 1906, in the immediate aftermath of the events it covers, it was criticized even then for the author's clear bias-Rhodes believed it was a mistake to have given black men the right to vote after the Civil War. Today, it remains a fascinating look at the times through a prism that is itself of historical interest. This eight-volume set is a replica of the 1920 "new" edition. Volume V covers: [ Sherman's march [ Maryland and Missouri become free states [ exhaustion in the South [ Lincoln's second inaugural address [ Lee's surrender [ the assassination of Lincoln [ the capture of Jefferson Davis [ economic depression [ the treatment of prisoners of war [ and much more. After earning a fortune in iron, coal, and steel, American author JAMES FORD RHODES (1848-1927) retired to write about history, for which he won the Loubat Prize from the Berlin Academy of Sciences (1901) and the gold medal from the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1910). He is also the author of the single-volume History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1918), available from Cosimo.

The American Railway

The American Railway [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1510702016
Author: Thomas Curtis Clarke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The American Railway by Thomas Curtis Clarke Book Resume:

The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls “one of the best-known civil engineers in America.” The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were built, the types of railways, the lives of railway workers, the various ways the railway affected political and business economics, as well as the safety precautions of people who rode or worked with the railway system. You’ll also find more than two hundred hand-drawn illustrations—visual representations of great steam engines, graceful bridges, life in a Pullman car, railway accidents, views of track construction, and portraits of railroad pioneers and magnates of the times—and stories from real rail workers. Learn how far we’ve come from such humble beginnings and grow to have a newfound appreciation for the railways that paved our country’s future. This edition features a new foreword by Jeff Smith, editor of the NRHS Bulletin, the quarterly magazine published by the National Railway Historical Society.

War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice

War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137037016
Author: D. Crowe
Publisher: Springer
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War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice by D. Crowe Book Resume:

In this sweeping, definitive work, historian David Crowe offers an unflinching account of the long and troubled history of genocide and war crimes. From ancient atrocities to more recent horrors, he traces their disturbing consistency but also the heroic efforts made to break seemingly intractable patterns of violence and retribution.

Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction

Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230337821
Author: M. Gauthier
Publisher: Springer
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Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction by M. Gauthier Book Resume:

This book shows how a political and cultural dynamic of amnesia and truth telling shapes literary constructions of history. Gauthier focuses on the works of Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Michelle Cliff, Bharati Mukherjee, and Julie Otsuka.

Thomas Paine: Life and Works

Thomas Paine: Life and Works [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000741524
Author: Moncure Daniel Conway
Publisher: Routledge
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Thomas Paine: Life and Works by Moncure Daniel Conway Book Resume:

Thomas Paine was a hugely influential revolutionary pamphleteer, whose writings were instrumental in bringing about some of the greatest political changes the world has seen. Paine's enduring importance lies not so much in the depth of his political philosophy as in his great abilities as a communicator of political ideas. Conway's Writings was the first complete critical collection of Paine's works, and his Life was the first account to show Paine in a positive light.

Understanding and Preventing Corruption

Understanding and Preventing Corruption [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137335092
Author: A. Graycar,T. Prenzler
Publisher: Springer
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Understanding and Preventing Corruption by A. Graycar,T. Prenzler Book Resume:

Graycar and Prenzler present a readily accessible guide to the issues of public and private sector corruption, outlining the nature and dimensions of corruption problems in a variety of settings across the world, and providing a set of practical strategies to prevent corruption that also facilitate economic growth and development.

Heimat, Region, and Empire

Heimat, Region, and Empire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230391117
Author: Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann,Maiken Umbach
Publisher: Springer
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Heimat, Region, and Empire by Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann,Maiken Umbach Book Resume:

This collection brings together international scholars pursuing cutting-edge research on spatial identities under National Socialism. They demonstrate that the spatial identities of the Third Reich can be approached as a history of interrelated dimensions; Heimat, region and Empire were constantly reconstructed through this interrelationship.

The Duchess of Rosemary Lane. A Novel

The Duchess of Rosemary Lane. A Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5040468210
Author: Benjamin Farjeon
Publisher: Litres
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Lords of the Land

Lords of the Land [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786744855
Author: Idith Zertal,Akiva Eldar
Publisher: Nation Books
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Lords of the Land by Idith Zertal,Akiva Eldar Book Resume:

The 1967 Arab-Israeli War was a devastating triumph for Israel, which immediately began to establish settlements in the newly conquered territories. Those settlements, and the movement that made them possible, have utterly transformed Israel, and yet until now the full history of the occupation has never been told. Lords of the Land tells that tragic story, and reveals what a catastrophe it has been for both Israel and the Palestinians.

The Open Secret of Ireland

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Author: Tom Kettle
Publisher: Good Press
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"The Open Secret of Ireland" by Tom Kettle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Internationalisation of Corruption

The Internationalisation of Corruption [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317027159
Author: Clare Fletcher,Daniela Herrmann
Publisher: Routledge
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The Internationalisation of Corruption by Clare Fletcher,Daniela Herrmann Book Resume:

Corruption scandals hit the headlines all around the world, across a diverse range of institutional, organisational and cultural settings. Corruption is a major obstacle to political, social and economic development - its 'internationalisation' has had profound implications for counter corruption efforts. The Internationalisation of Corruption provides readers with an analytical framework with which to approach the issue of corruption in international affairs, from the perspective of international studies as an interdisciplinary space in the social sciences. The authors also examine the implications of corruption in world politics, international business and global finance; how corruption is linked to transnational crime networks; and the consequences of corruption for international development and world health. The Internationalisation of Corruption addresses the following questions: ¢

A History of the United States

A History of the United States [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5040840667
Author: Cecil Chesterton
Publisher: Litres
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"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.