Download E-books John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance (Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture) PDF

By William H. Sherman

This e-book demanding situations the traditional picture of John Dee (1527–1609) as an remoted, eccentric thinker. as an alternative, William H. Sherman offers Dee in a clean context, revealing that he used to be a well-connected adviser to the educational, courtly, and advertisement circles of his day.

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Download E-books Hilary Putnam (Philosophy Now) PDF

By Maximilian De Gaynesford

Putnam is likely one of the such a lot influential philosophers of contemporary occasions, and his authority stretches a ways past the confines of the self-discipline. despite the fact that, there's a enormous problem in proposing his paintings either properly and accessibly. this can be because of the width and variety of his released writings and to his widespread spells of radical re-thinking. but when we're to appreciate how and why philosophy is constructing because it is, we have to attend to Putnam's entire profession. He has had a dramatic impression on theories of which means, semantic content material, and the character of psychological phenomena, on interpretations of quantum mechanics, theory-change, common sense and arithmetic, and on what form we must always hope for destiny philosophy. by way of offering the full of his occupation inside of its historic context, de Gaynesford discovers a simple cohesion in his paintings, completed via repeated engagements with a small set of difficult difficulties. by means of foregrounding this integrity, the booklet bargains an account of his philosophy that's either precise to Putnam and worthy to readers of his paintings.

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Download E-books Marengo: The Myth of Napoleon's Horse PDF

Marengo used to be Napoleon Bonaparte’s 'personal charger’ and ‘favourite horse’, a horse whose profession spanned the full of the Napoleonic Wars.

With a bullet lodged in his tail and the imperial cipher of a topped letter ‘N’ burnt on his left flank, a diminutive Arab stallion drew crowds to Pall Mall, London, in 1823.

Sightseers got here to stare upon the pony marketed as ‘Bonaparte’s own charger’, whose occupation had spanned the complete of the Napoleonic Wars, who, to the sound of marching songs, drums, pipes and gunfire, had trotted, cantered and galloped from the Mediterranean to Paris, Italy, Germany and Austria, and on the age of 19, had walked 3 thousand miles to Moscow and back.

Since then, either lifeless and alive, this horse with a similar sonorous identify as Napoleon’s nice victory, Marengo, has been a celeb show in Britain.

At London’s earliest army museum his articulated skeleton used to be noticeable by way of Queen Victoria and displayed because the horse that had carried his grasp at Austerlitz in 1805, at Jena in 1806, at Wagram in 1809, within the Russian crusade of 1812, and at Waterloo in 1815.

For over a hundred and fifty years one among his hooves has stood on a glowing sideboard within the officials’ mess at Saint James’s Palace. this day his skeleton, is the only equine convey within the mammoth Waterloo Gallery on the nationwide military Museum in Chelsea, London.

Horses for Napoleon have been either precious and glamorous. He used them for activity, for velocity and as majestic pedestals on which he seemed as a larger-than-life figure.

But quite often they have been unstoppable machines of conflict.

As he grew to become the ramshackle cavalry of the innovative military into the main striking fastened strength in historical past he made astounding use of horses in conflict.

'Jill Hamilton has performed a few exceptional detective paintings, and written a gem of a ebook suggesting a facet to Bonaparte no longer formerly explored. Hamilton tracks the Napoleonic horses via the entire campaigns, and lays naked the myths, but in a fashion that leaves the reader enthralled nonetheless by way of the idea of Bonaparte's criss-crossing Europe at the again of a horse no larger than a pony.' - The Times

'Jill Hamilton casts gentle on a desirable and missed element of Napoleon's profession: his horses.' - day-by-day Telegraph

'The Emperor's loved steed, Marengo, prompted a sensation in the course of a London exhibition in 1823. Now he's back a resource of fascination.' - day-by-day Express

'A interesting subject.' - Scotsman

'Formidable and creative. excellent for someone with an curiosity in horses or Napoleon.' - state Life

The Duchess of Hamilton has an MA in close to and heart East reviews from SOAS on the collage of London. She writes for the Catholic usher in and has written quite a few books together with ‘God, weapons and Israel’.

Endeavour Press is the top self reliant electronic publisher.

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Download E-books Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul PDF

This can be the 1st fully-illustrated biography of 1 of the best thinkers of the 20 th century, recognized for his pioneering exploration of goals, the subconscious, and spirituality.

Carl Jung is still respected this present day as a real innovative who helped to form psychology, supplied a bridge among Western and jap spirituality, and taken into normal wisdom such basic options as archetypes, the collective subconscious, and synchronicity. during this vital e-book, Claire Dunne chronicles Jung's trip of self-discovery from a adolescence jam-packed with visions either terrifying and profound, via his early specialist luck, to his rediscovery of spirituality in mid-life. certain consciousness is paid to the tumultuous relationships among Jung and Sigmund Freud, the radical but important function played through his colleague, Toni Wolff, and the revelatory visions Jung skilled following an in depth brush with death.

The phrases of Jung himself and those that shared his paintings and personal existence are shared verbatim, attached via Claire Dunne's energetic and obtainable observation and via an evocative array of illustrations together with pictures of Jung, his affiliates, and the environments during which he lived and labored, in addition to paintings pictures either historical and modern that mirror Jung's teachings. Jung emerges as a healer whose talents arose from having first attended to the injuries in his personal soul.

This is an important paintings of reference in addition to a desirable and exciting learn for everybody attracted to psychology, spirituality, and private improvement.

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Download E-books Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition PDF

By Zack O'Malley Greenburg

"I’m now not a businessman—I’m a enterprise, man." —Jay Z

As a lot as Martha Stewart or Oprah—and probably greater than any musician—Jay Z has became himself right into a way of life. you could get up to the neighborhood radio station taking part in his most up-to-date hit, spritz your self along with his most up-to-date cologne, slip on a couple of his Rocawear denims, lace up your Reebok S. Carter footwear, watch baseball famous person Robinson Cano smack a number of hits in a day video game, and seize dinner on the noticed Pig. which will Jay Z’s 40/40 membership for a D’Ussé cognac nightcap, subscribe to streaming provider Tidal and listen to his most recent collaboration with Beyoncé. He’ll revenue at each flip of your day.

Empire mind set reveals the tale in the back of Jay Z’s upward thrust as informed by means of the folk who lived it with him, from classmates at Brooklyn’s George Westinghouse highschool and the formative years good friend who received him into the drug alternate, to the DJ who persuaded him to prevent dealing and concentrate on the tune. Now with new interviews with insiders like Russell Simmons, Alicia Keys, and J. Cole—more than 100 in total—this e-book explains simply how Jay Z propelled himself from the grim streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the company international.

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Download E-books Salmon P. Chase: A Biography PDF

By John Niven

Salmon P. Chase used to be one of many preeminent males of 19th-century the US. an imposing determine, tall and stately, Chase was once a pacesetter within the struggle to finish slavery, an excellent administrator who as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury supplied the most important investment for a enormously dear warfare, the manager Justice of the splendid courtroom throughout the turmoil of Reconstruction, and the presiding officer of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. but he used to be additionally a fancy determine. As John Niven finds during this magisterial biography, Chase was once a paradoxical mixture of idealism and ambition. If he stood for the top ethical purposes--the freedom and equality of all mankind--these lofty principles didn't masks a thirst for energy so deeply ingrained in his personality that it drove away many that shared his ideas, yet mistrusted his motives.
Niven offers a vibrant description of Chase's early years--his formative years in New Hampshire (where his father's failed enterprise enterprise and early dying left the relatives all yet destitute) and in Ohio (where he was once despatched to stay together with his uncle Philander, an Episcopal bishop), his schooling at Dartmouth, and his early legislations profession in Cincinnati. Niven indicates how the plight of the slaves stirred this reticent younger attorney, and the way Chase progressively moved to the leading edge of the antislavery circulation. while, we see how he used his growing to be prominence within the antislavery flow to ahead his political objectives. Niven illuminates Chase's lengthy tenure as a public guy. two times elected usa Senator, two times selected governor of Ohio (then the 3rd so much populous country within the Union), Chase prepared the frequent yet diffuse anti-slavery move right into a manageable political association, the loose Soil get together (whose slogan "Free Soil, loose hard work, Freemen" Chase coined himself). We learn of Chase's paintings in Lincoln's warfare cupboard and his tenure as leader Justice of the preferrred court docket, and we additionally keep on with his many political maneuvers, his makes an attempt to undercut opponents, and his poorly run campaigns for presidential nominations. Niven additionally presents an intimate portrait of Chase's relations life--his lack of 3 other halves and 4 of his six kids, and the unlucky marriage of his appealing daughter Kate to a wealthy yet dissolute man--and a shiny photograph of existence at mid-century.
What emerges is a portrait of a sad determine, whose excessive features of center and brain and whose many achievements have been eventually tarnished via a regularly unseemly quest for energy. it's a remarkable examine an eminent statesman in addition to a revealing glimpse into political existence in 19th-century the USA, ready opposed to a heritage of the anti-slavery circulate, the Civil conflict, and the turmoil of Reconstruction.

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