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Jules Verne

At the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia, a mob of zealous balloon enthusiasts plans to conquer the sky in a state-of-the-art dirigible. When a stranger, the mysterious Robur, declares that the future belongs not to balloons but to heavier-than-air flying machines, the Institute scornfully dismisses the idea. But Robur demands vengeance—and has a unique flying machine that will allow him to take it.By turns an impassioned argument for aviation, a wild proto-steampunk adventure, and a jubilant celebration of the dream of flight, Robur the Conqueror ranks among Jules Verne’s most iconic and influential works. Its technological speculations, including the unforgettable aircraft Albatross, are a vibrant snapshot of nineteenth-century scientific innovation. This, the first complete English translation of Verne’s 1886 novel, includes an insightful introduction, explanatory chapter notes, never-before-published glimpses of Verne’s original manuscript, all the first-edition illustrations by Léon Benett, and an up-to-date Verne biography and primary and secondary bibliography. It is an essential new edition of a seminal science fiction classic.

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Georgette Heyer

The true story of the bastard son who made himself a king and the woman who melted his heart.The stirring history of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, who invaded England and became the King. His victory, concluded at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, is known as the Norman Conquest.Known for her exhaustive research and ability to bring past eras to life, bestselling author Georgette Heyer tells the story of William the Conqueror, who became King of England in 1066, and his queen Matilda, the high–born noblewoman who at first scornfully spurned him. William was an illegitimate child of a nobleman, who won his dukedom through force of will, and went on to bring European feudalism to England, along with a program of building and fortification that included the building of the Tower of London.The historical novel includes Heyer's brilliant period language and her perfect grasp of the details of the day – clothing, armor, weapons, and food – making for a fascinating and blood–stirring read. Bonus reading group guide available inside."From the moment when the infant grasped his father's sword with a strength unusual in one so young, William showed himself a leader among men.The Conqueror grew out of an incredible amount of historical research into the way of life, the way of speech, the way of thought, and feeling, and praying in the Eleventh Century. Without sacrificing the flow of her plot, Miss Heyer conveys an understanding of this period, more authentic as well as more colorful than many historical tomes. It is obvious in reading this novel that Georgette Heyer is indeed a mistress of her craft." ― Best Sellers"Perfect craftsmanship." ― The New York Times Book Review"Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." ― Katie Fforde"My favourite historical novelist." ― Margaret Drabble

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Mike Mignola

Hellboy Library Edition Volume 3 collects three pivotal stories of Hellboy's journey, as he leaves behind the world of men and journeys into the unknown: the award-winning Conqueror Worm, which brings back some of Hellboy's earliest foes, in the story that ends his career with the B.P.R.D., and marks his first run-in with the fan-favorite masked hero Lobster Johnson; the haunting fairy tale The Third Wish; and The Island, a dark and surreal glimpse into the true origin of the Right Hand of Doom and Hellboy's own destiny; along with a new, expanded sketchbook of never-before-seen Mignola artwork.

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Tracy Joanne Borman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAround the year 1049, William, Duke of Normandy and future conqueror of England, raced to the palace of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders. The count’s eldest daughter, Matilda, had refused William’s offer of marriage and publicly denounced him as a bastard. Encountering the young woman, William furiously dragged her to the ground by her hair and beat her mercilessly. Matilda’s outraged father immediately took up arms on his daughter’s behalf. But just a few days later, Baldwin was aghast when Matilda, still recovering from the assault, announced that she would marry none but William, since “he must be a man of great courage and high daring” to have ventured to “come and beat me in my own father’s palace.”   Thus began the tempestuous marriage of Matilda of Flanders and William the Conqueror. While William’s exploits and triumphs have been widely chronicled, his consort remains largely overlooked. Now, in her groundbreaking Queen of the Conqueror, acclaimed author and historian Tracy Borman weaves together a comprehensive and illuminating tapestry of this noble woman who stood only four-foot-two and whose role as the first crowned Queen of England had a large and lasting influence on the English monarchy.   From a wealth of historical artifacts and documents, Matilda emerges as passionate, steadfast, and wise, yet also utterly ruthless and tenacious in pursuit of her goals, and the only person capable of taming her formidable husband—who, unprecedented for the period, remained staunchly faithful to her. This mother of nine, including four sons who went on to inherit William’s French and English dominions, confounded the traditional views of women in medieval society by seizing the reins of power whenever she had the chance, directing her husband’s policy, and at times flagrantly disobeying his orders.   Tracy Borman lays out Matilda’s remarkable story against one of the most fascinating and transformative periods in European history. Stirring, richly detailed, and wholly involving, Queen of the Conqueror reveals not just an extraordinary figure but an iconic woman who shaped generations, and an era that cast the essential framework for the world we know today.Praise for Queen of the Conqueror   “[Tracy Borman] brings to life Queen Matilda’s enormous accomplishments in consolidating early Norman rule. Alongside her warrior husband, William I, Matilda brought legitimacy, a deeper degree of education, diplomatic savvy and artistic and religious flowering to the shared Norman-English throne. Borman . . . the chief executive of Britain’s Heritage Education Trust, fleshes out the personality of this fascinating woman, who set the steely precedent for subsequent English female sovereigns by displaying great longevity and stamina in a rough, paternalistic time. . . . A richly layered treatment of the stormy reign that yielded the incomparable Bayeux Tapestry and the Domesday Book.”—Kirkus Reviews   “Tracy Borman tells this story with a steady eye and a steady hand, tracing what can be known of Matilda’s part in the events that were to change the course of English history.”—Helen Castor, Literary Review

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Margaret Carradus

To stand firm as the wife of a man as strong as William of Normandy demanded a personality built on courage and self belief. Matilda of Flanders was just such a woman. So wild and wilful that her parents despaired of her, she married the man who publically assaulted her for refusing his proposal. Not only did she bear nine children, but acted as regent for her husband, one of the few women in medieval history to rise to such a position of power. She survived war, intrigue and betrayal to stand as the first true queen of England, her blood still running through the veins of royalty to this day. This is a retelling of her story. History gave scant regard to the lives of women, and much of what we know is through the dry medium of legal documents. This book aims to flesh out her story, to try to touch what it must have been like to be in the centre of one of the most important events in European history, but also to imagine what it must have been like to be married to the thrusting forceful character that was William the Conqueror.

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Tara MacArthur

Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, had nineteen wives. This book, researched from the earliest Islamic sources, explodes many popular myths, leaving the Mothers of the Faithful UNVEILED.Consorts for the Conqueror covers Muhammad’s latter years when, as Lord of all Arabia, he acquired five further wives and three concubines. It also tells the stories of over twenty additional women whom he hoped to marry yet for various reasons did not.In this increasingly crowded household, how did so many wives attract Muhammad’s attention? Why did most of them never become pregnant? How were they manipulated by the nascent Umayyad, Abbasid and Shia parties? Which wife was an accomplished polyglot? Which one drank nasty medicine despite not being sick? Who worked as a gong-woman, and who was eaten by a wolf? What happened when the lesser wives clashed with the jealous and dominant Aïsha?The secrets of the exemplar Islamic family are revealed, forever stripping them of their concealing veils.

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Online Studio Productions

Una biografía que realmente no se puede perder. El gran Alejandro III de Macedonia, el implacable y legendario conquistador, llamado Magno (el Grande) y nacido en año 356 a.C, conquistó el mundo conocido y no conocido también, siendo venerado por los suyos, por sus enemigos y por los romanos que siglos más tarde estudiaron con asombro y deleite sus hazañas. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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This set of 7 books is about seven English monarchs, from the English Monarch series.

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Lives Of All The Lords Chancellors, Lords Keepers, And Lords Commissioners, Of The Great Seal Of England: From William The Conqueror, To The Present Time: But More At Large Of Those Two Great Opposites, Edward Earl Of Clarendon, And Bulstrode Lord Whylock. With A Parallel Of Their ..., Volume 2; The Lives Of All The Lords Chancellors, Lords Keepers, And Lords Commissioners, Of The Great Seal Of England: From William The Conqueror, To The Present Time: But More At Large Of Those Two Great Opposites, Edward Earl Of Clarendon, And Bulstrode Lord Whylock. With A Parallel Of Their Actions. To Which Is Added, An Appendix Of Many Rare And Valuable Speeches, Letters, &c. Referring To The Faid Lives. Necessary For The Readers Of The Earl Of Clarendon's And Other Histories Of Those Times Bonwicke, Freeman, Goodwin, 1712

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:++++Harvard University Law LibraryN010375Apart from the appendix, the work is largely a compilation from Bulstrode Whitelocke's 'Memorials of the English affairs'. Sometimes also attributed to John Oldmixon.London : printed for R. Burrough and J. Baker; and sold by John Morphew, 1708. 2v. ; 8°

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:++++Harvard University Law LibraryN010375Apart from the appendix, the work is largely a compilation from Bulstrode Whitelocke's 'Memorials of the English affairs'. Sometimes also attributed to John Oldmixon.London : printed for R. Burrough and J. Baker; and sold by John Morphew, 1708. 2v. ; 8°

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.This collection reveals the history of English common law and Empire law in a vastly changing world of British expansion. Dominating the legal field is the Commentaries of the Law of England by Sir William Blackstone, which first appeared in 1765. Reference works such as almanacs and catalogues continue to educate us by revealing the day-to-day workings of society.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:++++British LibraryT139976A reissue of the first edition of 1708 with cancel titlepages. Apart from the appendix, the work is largely a compilation from Bulstrode Whitelocke's 'Memorials of the English affairs'. Sometimes also attributed to John Oldmixon.London : printed, and sold by R. Bonwicke, W. Freeman, Tim. Goodwin, J. Walthoe, Mat. Wotton [and 5 others in London], 1712. 2v. ; 8°

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John Oldmixon (Attributed)

The Lives of all the Lords Chancellors, Lords Keepers and Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England. From William the Conqueror, to the present time: but more at large of those two great opposites, Edward Earl of Clarendon, and Bulstrode Lord Whitlock [Whitlocke]. With a parallel of their actions. To which is added, an appendix of many rare and valuable speeches, letters, &c. referring to the said Lives.:

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Hannah Howell

In order to escape the brutal control of her uncle, Lady Jolene Gerard sets Scottish prisoner Sigimor Cameron free in exchange for his help, a daring act that places their lives--and hearts--in danger as they are forced to confront murderous villians and their powerful feelings for each other. Original.