The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World [EPUB]

The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World [EPUB]
The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World by Joann Fletcher
2016 | EPUB | 7.88MB

The story of the world's greatest civilization―spanning 4,000 years of history―full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers.

The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories―an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt―charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate.

Fletcher uncovers some fascinating revelations: new evidence shows that women became pharaohs on at least ten occasions; that the ancient Egyptians built the first Suez Canal and then circumnavigated Africa. From Ramses II's penchant for dying his grey hair to how we know that Montuhotep's chief wife bit her nails, Dr. Joann Fletcher brings alive the history and people of ancient Egypt as nobody else can.

Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars [EPUB]

Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars [EPUB]
Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars by Paul Ingrassia
2013 | EPUB | 52.29MB

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Ingrassia comes a narrative of America like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the national experience—from the Model T to the Prius.

From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open roads of Route 66, America’s history is a vehicular history–an idea brought brilliantly to life in this major work by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Ingrassia.

Engines of Change is a wondrous epic in fifteen automobiles, including the Corvette, the Beetle, and the Chevy Corvair, as well as the personalities and tales behind them: Robert McNamara’s unlikely role in Lee Iacocca’s Mustang, Henry Ford’s Model T, as well as Honda’s Accord, the BMW 3 Series, and the Jeep, among others. Through these cars and these characters, Ingrassia shows how the car has expressed the particularly American tension between the lure of freedom and the obligations of utility. Narrative history of the highest caliber, Engines of Change is an entirely edifying new way to look at the American story.

Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles [EPUB]

Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles [EPUB]
Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles by Dominic Sandbrook
2015 | EPUB | 1.13MB

In 1956 the Suez Crisis finally shattered the old myths of the British Empire and paved the way for the tumultuous changes of the decades to come. In NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD, Dominic Sandbrook takes a fresh look at the dramatic story of affluence and decline between 1956 and 1963.

Arguing that historians have until now been besotted by the supposed cultural revolution of the Sixties, Sandbrook re-examines the myths of this controversial period and paints a more complicated picture of a society caught between conservatism and change. He explores the growth of a modern consumer society, the impact of immigration, the invention of modern pop music and the British retreat from empire.

He tells the story of the colourful characters of the period, like Harold Macmillan, Kingsley Amis and Paul McCartney, and brings to life the experience of the first post-imperial generation, from the Notting Hill riots to the first Beatles hits, from the Profumo scandal to the cult of James Bond. In this strikingly impressive debut, he combines academic verve and insight with colourful, dramatic writing to produce a classic, ground-breaking work that will change forever how we think about the Sixties.

White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties [EPUB]

White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties [EPUB]
White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties by Dominic Sandbrook
2015 | EPUB | 1.18MB

Harold Wilson's famous reference to 'white heat' captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking change. From the gaudy pleasures of Swinging London to the tragic bloodshed in Northern Ireland, from the intrigues of Westminster to the drama of the World Cup, British life seemed to have taken on a dramatic new momentum.

The memories, images and colourful personalities of those heady times still resonate today: mop-tops and mini-skirts, strikes and demonstrations, Carnaby Street and Kings Road, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, Mary Quant and Jean Shrimpton, Enoch Powell and Mary Whitehouse, Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger.

In this wonderfully rich and readable historical narrative, Dominic Sandbrook looks behind the myths of the Swinging Sixties to unearth the contradictions of a society caught between optimism and decline.

Unwanted: A Murder Mystery of the Gilded Age [EPUB]

Unwanted: A Murder Mystery of the Gilded Age [EPUB]
Unwanted: A Murder Mystery of the Gilded Age by Andrew Young
2016 | EPUB | 4.23MB

A Sensational Crime and Trial that Confronted Racism, Sexism, and Privilege as America Took to the World Stage

On the foggy, cold morning of February 1, 1896, a boy came upon what he thought was a pile of clothes. It was soon discovered to be the headless body of a young woman, brutally butchered and discarded. She was found just across the river from one of the largest cities in the country, Cincinnati, Ohio. Soon the authorities, the newspapers, and the public were obsessed with finding the poor girl’s identity and killer. Misinformation and rumor spread wildly around the case and led authorities down countless wrong paths. Initially, it appeared the crime would go unsolved. An autopsy, however, revealed that the victim was four months pregnant, presenting a possible motive. It would take the hard work of a sheriff, two detectives, and the unlikely dedication of a shoe dealer to find out who the girl was; and once she had been identified, the case came together. Within a short time the police believed they had her killers—a handsome and charismatic dental student and his roommate—and enough evidence to convict them of first-degree murder. While the suspects seemed to implicate themselves, the police never got a clear answer as to what exactly happened to the girl and they were never able to find her lost head—despite the recovery of a suspicious empty valise.

Centering his riveting new book, Unwanted: A Murder Mystery of the Gilded Age, around this shocking case and how it was solved, historian Andrew Young re-creates late nineteenth- century America, where Coca-Cola in bottles, newfangled movie houses, the Gibson Girl, and ragtime music played alongside prostitution, temperance, racism, homelessness, the rise of corporations, and the women’s rights movement. While the case inspired the sensationalized pulp novel Headless Horror, songs warning girls against falling in love with dangerous men, ghost stories, and the eerie practice of random pennies left heads up on a worn gravestone, the story of an unwanted young woman captures the contradictions of the Gilded Age as America stepped into a new century, and toward a modern age.

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss [EPUB]

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss [EPUB]
111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss by Laurel Moglen, Julia Posey
2016 | EPUB | 114.88MB
  • Go beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to discover the quirky culture of The City of Angels
  • Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide

Adventures beckon!

For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as 72 suburbs in search of a city. But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural experiences, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground.

This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only musical road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood has to offer. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Angelenos and visitors will fall in love with the real Los Angeles.

Surprises await. Just imagine how much more scintillating your dinner-party storytelling will be.

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers [EPUB]

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers [EPUB]
The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
2010 | EPUB | 0.4MB

The Party is Financial Times reporter Richard McGregor’s eye-opening investigation into China’s Communist Party, and the integral role it has played in the country’s rise as a global superpower and rival to the United States. Many books have examined China’s economic rise, human rights record, turbulent history, and relations with the U.S.; none until now, however, have tackled the issue central to understanding all of these issues: how the ruling communist government works. The Party delves deeply into China’s secretive political machine.

To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work [AZW3]

To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work [EPUB]
To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work by Damon Zahariades
2016 | AZW3 | 0.3MB

Finally! Discover How To Create To-Do Lists That Work!

Do you feel frustrated because you can't seem to finish every item on your daily to-do lists? Do you feel discouraged because you're not effectively managing your workload and responsibilities at your office and home?

If so, it's not your fault.

Millions of people are using to-do lists that set them up for failure. No matter how hard they work, they're left with a laundry list of unfinished tasks at the end of each day.

You can probably relate from experience. If you're creating to-do lists like most people, your lists are almost certainly failing to do their job. You're probably feeling aggravated and dispirited as a result.

The good news is that there's a simple solution. It's a matter of using an approach specifically designed to help you organize, manage, and address every task and responsibility on your plate in a timely fashion.

This approach is detailed in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! It's the only guide you'll ever need to create an effective personal task management system.

To-Do Lists And Personal Task Management Made Simple!

In To-Do List Formula, you'll discover:

  • 8 Reasons You're Failing To Get Through Your Daily To-Do Lists
  • The 10 Most Popular To-Do List Systems (And Why They're Flawed)
  • Step-By-Step Instructions For Creating The Perfect To-Do List
  • How To Keep Your To-Do List System Running Smoothly
  • The Pros And Cons Of Paper Vs. Online To-Do Lists
  • How Your To-Do Lists And Calendar Work Together

That's a bird's-eye view of what you'll find in To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! Click the cover image above to view the entire table of contents. This fast-moving guide is organized so you can easily jump back and forth to the sections that interest you in the moment.

If you're tired of creating to-do lists that constantly disappoint you, now's the time to make a positive change. Learn the correct strategy and enjoy increased productivity, less stress, and more free time in the process.

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs [EPUB]

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs [EPUB]
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills by Tristan Gooley
2015 | EPUB | 6.62MB

Gooley’s more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara. With his first book, The Natural Navigator, he started a renaissance in the rare art of reading nature’s clues.

Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs, Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips—many not found in any other book in the world—that will open readers’ eyes to nature’s hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!

The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide [EPUB]

The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide [EPUB]
The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide by Tristan Gooley
2012 | EPUB | 3.56MB

Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. Now this singular guide helps us rediscover what our ancestors long understood—that a windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong can help us find our way, if we know what to look and listen for. Adventurer and navigation expert Tristan Gooley unlocks the directional clues hidden in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, weather patterns, lengthening shadows, changing tides, plant growth, and the habits of wildlife. Rich with navigational anecdotes collected across ages, continents, and cultures, The Natural Navigator will help keep you on course and open your eyes to the wonders, large and small, of the natural world.

George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King [EPUB]

George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King [EPUB]
George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King by Christopher Hibbert
2015 | EPUB | 2.35MB

Hibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes, his clothes, and his women; his patronage of the arts; his 'illegal' marriage to Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, and lesser known facts such as his generous charity donations andhis witty one-liners, including one he uttered when he met his bride-to-be (Caroline of Brunswick) for the first time: 'Harris, I am not well, fetch me a brandy.' George IV was the son of George III (whowent insane and inspired 'The Madness of King George') and was the founder of the prestigious King's College in London.