Philip Kerr – Collection

Philip Kerr – Collection

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From Wakefield to Towton by Philip A. Haigh

From Wakefield to Towton: The Wars of the Roses: Battleground – War of the Roses (Battleground Britain 1460-1461) by Philip A. Haigh
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.7 MB
Overview: Richard III has come to be the most famous figure to emerge from Britain’s War of the Roses, largely due to the play by William Shakespeare, but this 30-year conflict (1455-1485) had a large cast of heroes and villains, and saw the biggest and fiercest battles ever fought on English soil. This new book in the format of the popular Battleground Europe series concentrates on two major battles fought during the pivotal years of 1460 and 1461. As 1460 drew to a close, Edward, Duke of York (white roses) was in open revolt against the Lancastrian (red roses) king, Henry VI. A superior Lancastrian force ambushed Edward and killed him and many of his men; Edward’s head was subsequently displayed over the main gate of his own city of York.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Philip K. Dick Audiobooks Collection – 52 Unabridged Books

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Guide to Hedge Funds by Philip Coggan

Guide to Hedge Funds: What They Are, What They Do, Their Risks, Their Advantages (The Economist) by Philip Coggan
Requirements: .PDF reader, 917 KB
Overview: A comprehensive guide to the often misunderstood, high yielding enterprise
Today, most people have heard the term "hedge fund," the investment fund that manages more than $2 trillion in assets, but few are clear about what exactly a hedge fund is or what it does. This guide aims to put them in the know.

Designed as a one-stop resource to everything about hedge funds, Guide to Hedge Funds provides a succinct survey of the industry for all those who think they should have some knowledge of this investment vehicle.

Deftly explains all you need to know about hedge funds in order to understand the nature of their business
Covers who the main players are, the regulations affecting them, the arguments about hedge fund ethics, and what the future holds for them
Aimed at all those who might have to deal with a hedge fund: private investors, trustees of a pension fund, directors of a listed company, and lawyers and accountants who may be interested in working in the industry
Written in the accessible and easy-to-understand prose for which The Economist is so highly regarded, this lively and clear guide sheds much-needed light on the world of hedge funds.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Bamahuta: Leaving Papua By Philip Fitzpatrick

Bamahuta: Leaving Papua By Philip Fitzpatrick
Requirements: .PDF reader, 646 KB
Overview: It is close to the time when Papua and New Guinea territories will gain independence from Australian rule and and a young police cadet, kiap, Philip Fitzpatrick experiences a region in transition. It is an atmosphere he translates to this compelling account of the period he served as a patrol officer in Papua New Guinea.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Sertorius and the Struggle for Spain by Philip Matyszak

Sertorius and the Struggle for Spain by Philip Matyszak
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 9.5 Mb
Overview: The epic struggle that followed between these two great commanders is a master class of ancient strategy and tactical maneuver. Massively outnumbered, Sertorious remained undefeated on the battlefield, but was eventually assassinated by jealous subordinates, none of whom proved a match for Pompey. This proved the decisive end of the struggle for Spain, though recalcitrant tribes held out until the time of Augustus. The tale of Sertorius is the story of people struggling to liberate themselves from oppressive rule. It is also the story of Sertorius himself, who started as an idealist, and ended almost as savage and despotic as his enemies. But above all, it is the story of a duel between two great generals, fought between two different styles of army in the valleys of the Spanish interior.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Lives of the Romans by Philip Matyszak, Joanne Berry +

Lives of the Romans by Philip Matyszak, Joanne Berry
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.8 Mb
Overview: At its peak Rome’s empire stretched across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, yet it started as a primitive encampment above a riverside marsh. This book spans the great chronological and geographical sweep of the Roman age and brings the reader face to face with those who helped create the empire, from consuls and commanders to ordinary soldiers, voters, and taxpayers.

An extraordinary range of viewpoints is explored in these biographies. A centurion and a plasterer’s wife share pages with the orator Cicero and the scholar Pliny the Elder, while a vestal virgin shares a chapter with Antinous, the boy-lover of Hadrian. Augustine, the church patriarch, and Constantine, Rome’s first "Christian" emperor, rub shoulders with Julian the Apostate and Vettius Agorius Praetextatus, leader of the pagans.

Roman women were the most liberated in the ancient world. They could wield massive power and influence, yet are often overlooked. Meet Servilia, Caesar’s lover; Sulpicia, the teenage poet; Amazonia, the sword swinging gladiator; and Cloelia, the girl who escaped captivity by swimming the Tiber.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Faithful Departed by Philip F. Lawler

The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston’s Catholic Culture by Philip F. Lawler
Requirements: .PDF reader, 13.8 Mb
Overview: Faithful Departed traces the rise and fall of the Catholic Church in Boston, showing how the Massachusetts experience set a pattern that echoed throughout the United States as religious institutions lost influence in the face of rising secularization. The collapse of Catholicism in Boston became apparent with the explosion of the sex-abuse crisis. Lawler shows that the sex-abuse scandal was neither the cause nor the beginning of Catholicism’s decline in Boston.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Philip Pullman Audiobooks Collection – 18 Unabridged Books

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Philip Pullman Audiobooks Collection – 18 Unabridged Books

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Philip Pullman Audiobooks Collection – 18 Unabridged Books

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Philip Pullman Audiobooks Collection – 18 Unabridged Books

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Philip Pullman Audiobooks Collection – 18 Unabridged Books

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