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Book The Leopard Unleashed

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-12-02
  • ISBN : 0748117245
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book The Leopard Unleashed written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-12-02 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home The heart-pounding end to The Wild Hunt series: stunning historical detail, beguiling characters and superb storytelling. Renard, heir to Ravenstow, is a crusader far from the cold Welsh Marches of his birth. Summoned home to his ailing father, Renard brings Olwen with him, an exotic dancing girl. Yet, in a political match made by their families, Renard is already betrothed to the innocent Elene and he knows he is returning to the duty of marriage. Torn between Olwen and Elene, Renard's personal struggle is set against a background of increasing civil strife as Ranulf of Chester, his greedy neighbour, strives to snatch his lands. When Renard is taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln, his fate is placed in the hands of the two women - his former mistress, now in the bed of his deadliest enemy, and his determined yet inexperienced wife, protecting his lands against terrible odds . . . * Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph

Book Unshackling America

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  • Author : Willard Sterne Randall
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • ISBN : 1250111846
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book Unshackling America written by Willard Sterne Randall and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2017-06-27 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Williard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade. Neither Jefferson nor any other Founding Father could divine that the Revolutionary Period of 1763 to 1783 had concluded only one part, the first phase of their ordeal. The Treaty of Paris of 1783 at the end of the Revolutionary War halted overt combat but had achieved only partial political autonomy from Britain. By not guaranteeing American economic independence and agency, Britain continued to deny American sovereignty. Randall details the fifty years and persistent attempts by the British to control American trade waters, but he also shows how, despite the outrageous restrictions, the United States asserted the doctrine of neutral rights and developed the world’s second largest merchant fleet as it absorbed the French Caribbean trade. American ships carrying trade increased five-fold between 1790 and 1800, its tonnage nearly doubling again between 1800 and 1812, ultimately making the United States the world’s largest independent maritime power.

Book James Monroe

Download or read book James Monroe written by Tim McGrath and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The extraordinary life of James Monroe: soldier, senator, diplomat, and the last Founding Father to hold the presidency, a man who helped transform thirteen colonies into a vibrant and mighty republic. “A first-rate account of a remarkable life.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America Monroe lived a life defined by revolutions. From the battlefields of the War for Independence, to his ambassadorship in Paris in the days of the guillotine, to his own role in the creation of Congress's partisan divide, he was a man who embodied the restless spirit of the age. He was never one to back down from a fight, whether it be with Alexander Hamilton, with whom he nearly engaged in a duel (prevented, ironically, by Aaron Burr), or George Washington, his hero turned political opponent. This magnificent new biography vividly recreates the epic sweep of Monroe’s life: his near-death wounding at Trenton and a brutal winter at Valley Forge; his pivotal negotiations with France over the Louisiana Purchase; his deep, complex friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison; his valiant leadership when the British ransacked the nation’s capital and burned down the Executive Mansion; and Monroe’s lifelong struggle to reckon with his own complicity in slavery. Elected the fifth president of the United States in 1816, this fiercest of partisans sought to bridge divisions and sow unity, calming turbulent political seas and inheriting Washington's mantle of placing country above party. Over his two terms, Monroe transformed the nation, strengthening American power both at home and abroad. Critically acclaimed author Tim McGrath has consulted an extensive array of primary sources, many rarely seen since Monroe's own time, to conjure up this fascinating portrait of an essential American statesman and president.

Book Britain and the Americas

    Book Details:
  • Author : Will Kaufman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 1851094318
  • Pages : 437 pages

Download or read book Britain and the Americas written by Will Kaufman and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2005 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive survey also traces how the Americas have in turn influenced contemporary Britain from the Americanization of language and politics to the impact of music and migration from the West Indies. Complete with an extensive introduction and a chronology of key events, this two-volume encyclopedia contains introductory essays focusing on the four prime areas of British Atlantic engagement-Canada, the Caribbean, the United States, and Latin America. Students of a wide range of disciplines, as well as the lay reader, will appreciate this exhaustive survey, which traces the common themes of British policy and influence throughout the Americas and highlights how Britain has in benefited from the influence of American democracy, technology, culture and politics.

Book Commanding Petty Despots

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  • Author : Thomas Sheppard
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release : 2022-03-15
  • ISBN : 1682477568
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read book Commanding Petty Despots written by Thomas Sheppard and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Commanding Petty Despots: The American Navy in the New Republic tells the story of the creation of the American Navy. Rather than focus on the well-known frigate duels and fleet engagements, Thomas Sheppard emphasizes the overlooked story of the institutional formation of the Navy. Sheppard looks at civilian control of the military, and how this concept evolved in the early American republic. For naval officers obsessed with honor and reputation, being willing to put themselves in harm’s way was never a problem, but they were far less enthusiastic about taking orders from a civilian Secretary of the Navy. Accustomed to giving orders and receiving absolute obedience at sea, captains were quick to engage in blatantly insubordinate behavior towards their superiors in Washington. The civilian government did not always discourage such thinking. The new American nation needed leaders who were zealous for their honor and quick to engage in heroic acts on behalf of their nation. The most troublesome officers could also be the most effective during the Revolution and the Quasi and Barbary Wars. First Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert tolerated insubordination from “spirited” officers who secured respect for the American republic from European powers. However, by the end of the War of 1812, the culture of the Navy’s officer corps had grown considerably when it came to civil-military strains. A new generation of naval officers, far more attuned to duty and subordination, had risen to prominence, and Stoddert’s successors increasingly demanded recognition of civilian supremacy from the officer corps. Although the creation of the Board of Navy Commissioners in 1815 gave the officer corps a greater role in managing the Navy, by that time the authority of the Secretary of the Navy—as an extension of the president—was firmly entrenched.

Book The Internal Enemy  Slavery and War in Virginia  1772 1832

Download or read book The Internal Enemy Slavery and War in Virginia 1772 1832 written by Alan Taylor and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-09-09 with total page 728 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History "Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street Journal Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as "freedom’s swift-winged angels." In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for declaring war on the empire. Over many nights, hundreds of slaves paddled out to the warships seeking protection for their families from the ravages of slavery. The runaways pressured the British admirals into becoming liberators. As guides, pilots, sailors, and marines, the former slaves used their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war. They enabled the British to escalate their onshore attacks and to capture and burn Washington, D.C. Tidewater masters had long dreaded their slaves as "an internal enemy." By mobilizing that enemy, the war ignited the deepest fears of Chesapeake slaveholders. It also alienated Virginians from a national government that had neglected their defense. Instead they turned south, their interests aligning more and more with their section. In 1820 Thomas Jefferson observed of sectionalism: "Like a firebell in the night [it] awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once the knell of the union." The notes of alarm in Jefferson's comment speak of the fear aroused by the recent crisis over slavery in his home state. His vision of a cataclysm to come proved prescient. Jefferson's startling observation registered a turn in the nation’s course, a pivot from the national purpose of the founding toward the threat of disunion. Drawn from new sources, Alan Taylor's riveting narrative re-creates the events that inspired black Virginians, haunted slaveholders, and set the nation on a new and dangerous course.

Book American Honor

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  • Author : Craig Bruce Smith
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2018-03-19
  • ISBN : 1469638843
  • Pages : 381 pages

Download or read book American Honor written by Craig Bruce Smith and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2018-03-19 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as "honor" and "virtue." As Craig Bruce Smith demonstrates, these concepts were crucial aspects of Revolutionary Americans' ideological break from Europe and shared by all ranks of society. Focusing his study primarily on prominent Americans who came of age before and during the Revolution—notably John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington—Smith shows how a colonial ethical transformation caused and became inseparable from the American Revolution, creating an ethical ideology that still remains. By also interweaving individuals and groups that have historically been excluded from the discussion of honor—such as female thinkers, women patriots, slaves, and free African Americans—Smith makes a broad and significant argument about how the Revolutionary era witnessed a fundamental shift in ethical ideas. This thoughtful work sheds new light on a forgotten cause of the Revolution and on the ideological foundation of the United States.

Book Unleashing the Beast

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  • Author : Perry F. Stone
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 1616386223
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read book Unleashing the Beast written by Perry F. Stone and published by Charisma Media. This book was released on 2011 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents an interpretation of Biblical prophecies that point to a global dictator and how current worldwide concerns are setting the stage for the End Times events to occur.

Book The Civil War of 1812

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alan Taylor
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-10-12
  • ISBN : 0307594599
  • Pages : 656 pages

Download or read book The Civil War of 1812 written by Alan Taylor and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution, leading to a second confrontation that redefined North America. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor’s vivid narrative tells the riveting story of the soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians who fought to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British contain, divide, and ruin the shaky republic? In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous boundaries, the leaders of the republic and of the empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. The border divided Americans—former Loyalists and Patriots—who fought on both sides in the new war, as did native peoples defending their homelands. And dissident Americans flirted with secession while aiding the British as smugglers and spies. During the war, both sides struggled to sustain armies in a northern land of immense forests, vast lakes, and stark seasonal swings in the weather. After fighting each other to a standstill, the Americans and the British concluded that they could safely share the continent along a border that favored the United States at the expense of Canadians and Indians. Moving beyond national histories to examine the lives of common men and women, The Civil War of 1812 reveals an often brutal (sometimes comic) war and illuminates the tangled origins of the United States and Canada. Moving beyond national histories to examine the lives of common men and women, The Civil War of 1812 reveals an often brutal (sometimes comic) war and illuminates the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.

Book American Republics  A Continental History of the United States  1783 1850

Download or read book American Republics A Continental History of the United States 1783 1850 written by Alan Taylor and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2022 New-York Historical Society Book Prize in American History A Washington Post and BookPage Best Nonfiction Book of the Year From a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, the powerful story of a fragile nation as it expands across a contested continent. In this beautifully written history of America’s formative period, a preeminent historian upends the traditional story of a young nation confidently marching to its continent-spanning destiny. The newly constituted United States actually emerged as a fragile, internally divided union of states contending still with European empires and other independent republics on the North American continent. Native peoples sought to defend their homelands from the flood of American settlers through strategic alliances with the other continental powers. The system of American slavery grew increasingly powerful and expansive, its vigorous internal trade in Black Americans separating parents and children, husbands and wives. Bitter party divisions pitted elites favoring strong government against those, like Andrew Jackson, espousing a democratic populism for white men. Violence was both routine and organized: the United States invaded Canada, Florida, Texas, and much of Mexico, and forcibly removed most of the Native peoples living east of the Mississippi. At the end of the period the United States, its conquered territory reaching the Pacific, remained internally divided, with sectional animosities over slavery growing more intense. Taylor’s elegant history of this tumultuous period offers indelible miniatures of key characters from Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Margaret Fuller. It captures the high-stakes political drama as Jackson and Adams, Clay, Calhoun, and Webster contend over slavery, the economy, Indian removal, and national expansion. A ground-level account of American industrialization conveys the everyday lives of factory workers and immigrant families. And the immersive narrative puts us on the streets of Port-au-Prince, Mexico City, Quebec, and the Cherokee capital, New Echota. Absorbing and chilling, American Republics illuminates the continuities between our own social and political divisions and the events of this formative period.

Book The Shadow Town   Unleashing The Beast

Download or read book The Shadow Town Unleashing The Beast written by Jakub Misci and published by Babelcube Inc.. This book was released on 2019-05-15 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adam and Stephen are brothers who are connected more than just with the blood bond. In their lives, until recently simple and peaceful, things will happen as they would never have anticipated. They find themselves in a whirlwind of events that hit their immediate surroundings. The secrets, lies and especially the rapid sequence of events leave no doubt that something terrible is happening. The time is coming when everyone looks in the eyes of reality. It all begins with the disappearance of a young woman. How could she just get lost without any trace? No one around her or her closest knows what's going on. Not even Lucy who is waking up into the darkness ... but soon she has to make a stand against the human beast, face to face....

Book The Irish Princess

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-09-12
  • ISBN : 0751565008
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read book The Irish Princess written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-09-12 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Her father's only daughter. Her country's only hope. ________________________________ Ireland, 1152 The King of Leinster, awaiting news of his newborn child, is disappointed to hear he has a daughter. Diarmait MacMurchada wanted another strapping son to shoulder a spear, wield a sword, and protect his kingdom. But from the moment Diarmait held the newborn Aoife knew she would be his most precious treasure. 1166 Forced into exile Aoife and her family find themselves at the mercy of Henry II. Aoife - aware of her beauty but not its power - intrigues and beguiles Henry in equal measure. For Aoife he agrees to help her father, an alliance that leads the MacMurchadas to the charismatic Richard de Clare, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons. Diarmit promises Richard Aoife's hand in marriage in return for his aid in Ireland, but Aoife has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn, and she will play the men at their own game. For herself, for her family, and for her country. From the royal halls of scheming kings, to staunch Welsh border fortresses and the wild green kingdoms of Ireland, The Irish Princess is a sumptuous, journey of ambition and desire, love and loss, heartbreak and survival. ________________________________ Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Stunning . . . Her characters are beguiling, and the story is intriguing' Barbara Erskine 'Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph 'I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton' Sharon Kay Penman 'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home 'A riveting read . . . A glorious adventure not to be missed!' Candis

Book To be Continued

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  • Author : Merle Jacob
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 157356155X
  • Pages : 465 pages

Download or read book To be Continued written by Merle Jacob and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.

Book A Marriage of Lions

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-09-09
  • ISBN : 0751577561
  • Pages : 525 pages

Download or read book A Marriage of Lions written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-09-09 with total page 525 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice 'Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph * England, 1238 Raised at the court of King Henry III as a chamber lady to the queen, young Joanna of Swanscombe's life changes forever when she comes into an inheritance far above all expectations, including her own. Now a wealthy heiress, Joanna's arranged marriage to the King's charming, tournament-loving half-brother William de Valence immediately stokes the flames of political unrest as more established courtiers object to the privileges bestowed on newcomers. As Joanna and William strive to build a life together, England descends into a bitter civil war. In mortal danger, William is forced to run for his life, and Joanna is left with only her wit and courage to outfox their enemies and prevent them from destroying her husband, her family, and their fortunes. 'Elizabeth Chadwick has taken the few facts known about Joanna's life and turned them into a rich, detailed portrait of a woman attempting to survive brutal court politics.' The Times * Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Stunning . . . Her characters are beguiling, and the story is intriguing' Barbara Erskine 'I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton' Sharon Kay Penman 'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home 'A riveting read . . . A glorious adventure not to be missed!' Candis

Book The Wild Hunt

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-12-09
  • ISBN : 0748126228
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book The Wild Hunt written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-12-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times Elizabeth Chadwick's bestselling, award-winning first novel, and the start of the beloved Wild Hunt series. In the wild, windswept Welsh marches a noble young lord rides homewards, embittered, angry and in danger. He is Guyon, lord of Ledworth, heir to threatened lands, husband-to-be of Judith of Ravenstow. Their union will save his territory - but they have yet to meet... For this is Wales at the turn of the twelfth century. Dynasties forge and fight, and behind the precarious throne of William Rufus, political intrigue is raging. Caught amidst the violence are Judith and Guyon, bound together yet poles apart. But when the full horror of war crashes over Guyon and Judith, they are forced to face insurmountable odds. Together... Winner of the Betty Trask Award * 'Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home

Book The Autumn Throne

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • ISBN : 0748133933
  • Pages : 496 pages

Download or read book The Autumn Throne written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home 'A sumptuous ride' Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph ********************** Eleanor of Aquitaine A loving mother. A betrayed wife. A queen beyond compare. Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright. Freed only by Henry's death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry stirred up among his sons has intensified to a dangerous rivalry. Eleanor will need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crosses the Alps in winter to bring Richard his bride, and travels medieval Europe to ransom her beloved son. But even her indomitable spirit will be tested to its limits as she attempts to keep the peace between her warring sons, and find a place in the centres of power for her daughters. Eleanor of Aquitaine's powerful story is brought to a triumphant and beautiful close by much-loved author Elizabeth Chadwick. The first two books - The Summer Queen and The Winter Crown - are available to buy NOW in paperback and ebook. Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail 'Stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable' Barbara Erskine 'Renowned historical novelist Chadwick tells this battle-of-the-sexes story from a woman's point of view' New York Post

Book The Coming of the Wolf

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-08-06
  • ISBN : 0751577642
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book The Coming of the Wolf written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the RNA Historical Romantic Novel Award The long-awaited prequel to Elizabeth Chadwick's bestselling and beloved first novel The Wild Hunt 'Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph The Welsh Borders, 1069 When Ashdyke Manor is attacked, Lady Christen is forced to witness her husband's murder and the pillaging of her lands at the hands of brutal Norman invaders. It seems the pain is finally over when Miles Le Gallois, Lord of Milnham-on-Wye, calls off the attack. But he has Christen's brother under armed guard and a deal to offer: her brother's freedom for her hand in marriage. Christen finds herself hastily married into the enemy side, with her brother swearing his vengeance on her new husband. Miles and Christen's precarious union invites enemies from all sides and when Miles is summoned for a lengthy campaign by the King, Christen is left to watch his lands. In the midst of war, two enemies must somehow learn to trust one another if they are to survive . . . Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Stunning . . . Her characters are beguiling, and the story is intriguing' Barbara Erskine 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home