Coming Home to the Trees by Patrick Jasper Lee

Coming Home to the Trees: Travelling with the Gypsy Spirit of the Past by Patrick Jasper Lee
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Overview: Coming Home to the Trees is the long awaited follow-up to Patrick Jasper Lee’s first book We Borrow the Earth (Thorsons 2000/Ravine Press 2013). This latest book provides another unique glimpse into Romani Gypsy life hidden within the woodlands of the past, uncovering an enchanting world of folklore, myth, spirits, the otherworld, and the natural landscape created by trees. In Coming Home to the Trees, Lee reveals how an earlier Gypsy relationship with trees and the otherworld encouraged social, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing and stability. Do the trees themselves retain earlier memories of nomadic Gypsy people and their spirits? Who are the enigmatic Muchee Mulee who lived in the misty tree-tops? The reader is introduced to Mocheriben, the spirit of values and principles, Bokt, the spirit of luck and destiny, and Parava, the spirit of change and transformation, along with many others. How much do the spirits play a part in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to the spirits who inhabit our sitting rooms, our bathrooms and our kitchens? Why should luck and destiny be so important to us now? Could it be that the trees themselves are the keepers of some of the oldest secrets on Earth?
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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City Of Black Gold: Oil, Ethnicity, And …

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Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt


Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt
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Boleyn And His Bloodline by J. P. Ceark

Boleyn And His Bloodline by J. P. Ceark
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Overview: Ambitious to rise, destined to fall
Walk once more the red brick corridors of Henry VIII palaces. Smell the clove and pine smoke permeate through the draughty rooms. Witness a middle-aged diplomat gamble for greater influence.
This is the story of the Boleyns, their cunning and cruelty, their rise and fall.
Discover the key players behind England’s most famous headless Queen.
Genre: Non-Fiction » History

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Badon And The Early Wars For Wessex, …

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Badon and the Early Wars for Wessex by David Cooper

Badon and the Early Wars for Wessex, circa 500 to 710 by David Cooper
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Overview: David Cooper’s book reappraises the evidence regarding the early battles for Wessex territory. It charts the sequence of battles from the c. AD 500 siege of Badon Hill, in which the Britons defeated the first Saxon attempt to gain a foothold in Wessex territory, to Langport in 710, which consolidated King Ine’s position and pushed the Britons westwards. Discussion of the post-Roman British and Germanic factions provides context and background to Badon Hill, which is then covered in detail and disentangled from Arthurian legend. In considering how the opposing commanders are likely to have planned their campaigns, enduring principles of military doctrine and tactics are discussed, using examples from other periods to illustrate how these principles applied in Dark Ages Britain. Going on to follow subsequent campaigns of the West Saxons in southern Britain, a credible assessment is made of how these resulted in the establishment of a viable Wessex kingdom, two centuries after Badon. Grounded in the latest academic and archaeological evidence, David Cooper offers a number of new insights and ideas.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Babylon: Legend, History and the Ancient City


Babylon: Legend, History and the Ancient City
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Austria’s Eastern Question, 1700-1790 by Karl A Roider Jr.

Austria’s Eastern Question, 1700-1790 by Karl A Roider Jr.
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Overview: Focusing on the policy of the Hapsburg Monarchy toward the Ottoman Empire during the whole of the eighteenth century, Karl A. Roider maintains that it was in the early part of that century when Austria first faced the twin problems of Ottoman decline and Russian expansion into southeastern Europe.

Originally published in 1982.

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Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Armageddon Insurance: Civil Defense In The United …

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Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile …

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A Perfidious Distortion of History by Jürgen Tampke (Jurgen)

A Perfidious Distortion of History: The Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis by Jürgen Tampke
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Overview: A controversial and important work of revisionist history that rebuts the accepted version of the role of the Versailles Peace Treaty in the rise of Nazism and the unleashing of World War II.

The Versailles Peace Treaty, the pact that ended World War I between the German empire and the Allies, has not enjoyed a positive reputation since its signing in June 1919. Conventional wisdom has it that the treaty’s requirements for massive reparation payments crippled the economy of the Weimar Republic and destabilised its political life. Ultimately, it is argued, the treaty prevented the seeds of democracy sown in the aftermath of the Great War from flourishing, and drove the German people into the arms of Adolph Hitler.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Perfidious Distortion of History by Jürgen Tampke

A Perfidious Distortion of History: The Versailles Peace Treaty and the Success of the Nazis by Jürgen Tampke
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Overview: A controversial and important work of revisionist history that rebuts the accepted version of the role of the Versailles Peace Treaty in the rise of Nazism and the unleashing of World War II.

The Versailles Peace Treaty, the pact that ended World War I between the German empire and the Allies, has not enjoyed a positive reputation since its signing in June 1919. Conventional wisdom has it that the treaty’s requirements for massive reparation payments crippled the economy of the Weimar Republic and destabilised its political life. Ultimately, it is argued, the treaty prevented the seeds of democracy sown in the aftermath of the Great War from flourishing, and drove the German people into the arms of Adolph Hitler.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A People’s History of the German Revolution by William A. Pelz

A People’s History of the German Revolution: 1918-19 by William A. Pelz
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Overview: In October 1918, war-weary German sailors mutinied when the Imperial Naval Command ordered their engagement in one final, fruitless battle with the British Royal Navy. This revolt, in the dying embers of the First World War, quickly erupted into a full scale revolution that toppled the monarchy and inaugurated a period of radical popular democracy.
The establishment of the Weimar Republic in 1919 ended the revolution, relegating all but its most prominent leaders to a historical footnote. In A People’s History of the German Revolution, William A. Pelz cuts against the grain of mainstream accounts that tend to present the revolution as more of a ‘collapse’, or just a chaotic interregnum that preceded the country’s natural progression into a republic.
Going beyond the familiar names of Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg or Clara Zetkins, Pelz explores the revolution from the bottom up, focusing on the active role that women, rank-and-file activists, and ordinary workers played in its events. Rejecting the depiction of agency as exclusively in the hands of international actors like Woodrow Wilson or in those of German elites, he makes the compelling case that, for a brief period, the actions of the common people shaped a truly revolutionary society.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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