In Distant Lands: A Short History of the Crusades by Lars Brownworth
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.5 MB
Overview: In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool’s mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries.
Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages – Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John – illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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The Promised Lands: The Low Countries Under Burgundian Rule, 1369 – 1530 through Wim Blockmans
Requirements: .PDF reader, 16.4 Mb
Overview: They have been, within the phrases of 1 fresh observer, "the Promised Lands." In all of Europe, best Northern Italy may just rival the commercial energy and cultural wealth of the Low Countries within the later Middle Ages.
In The Promised Lands, Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier hint the family members between the cultural and financial tendencies of the Low Countries and the political evolution of the area beneath the guideline of the dukes of Burgundy. Combining political, diplomatic, administrative, financial, social, inventive, and cultural historical past, Blockmans and Prevenier have synthesized the newest analysis at the subject-much of it their own-to produce probably the most available and authoritative e book in English at the discipline.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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The Commander’s Tale by Dean Henegar (Limitless Lands #1)
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 250 MB
Overview: Colonel James Raytak is about to die. The 93-year-old combat veteran is living his last days in a nursing home; his only hope for survival is an experimental Medpod life support system controlled by an artificial intelligence.
Co-developed by the world’s largest gaming company, Qualitranos the AI will also control the soon-to-be-released game Limitless Lands. Without its creator’s knowledge, the AI decides the best course of treatment is to import its patient’s consciousness directly into the game.
Colonel Raytak must dust off his military training and lead his virtual troops in a fight to repair his broken body and mind while exploring the Limitless Lands.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy
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Dire Lands, The (The Greystone Chronicles #2) by Dave Willmarth
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 205 MB
Overview: Jupter Tech’s headquarters, Olympus, has been attacked. Lives have been lost in the real world. Alexander and friends must now thwart the servants of the Dark One both in and out of the game. With a few new allies, the Greystone Guild moves out of the noob zones to take on the challenges presented by the ruins of Dire Keep and its inhabitants. They must conquer, rebuild, and defend the Dire Lands against attacking forces.
The players (and Fibble) must now overcome tougher dungeons, and more dangerous foes. Even betrayal by one of their own! Soundbooth Theater presents the long anticipated sequel to one of the most beloved LitRPG titles of the year! Jeff Hays has stepped up to take on the narration, and although Laurie Catherine Winkel has taken a back seat for this installment, she still reprises her roles of all the ladies of the Greystone Guild, and of course, Fibble!
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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