New PDF release: Alexander the Great
By E. E. Rice
King Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon was once one of many maximum army commanders the area has ever recognized. This ebook seeks to dispel the various myths that have grown up round him and to supply an up to date account of his existence. This comprises the Macedonian historical past and Alexander's early years, his campaigns in Thrace and Illyria and the destruction of Thebes, the invasion of the Persian Empire and the battles which resulted in its conquest, his expeditions to India and eventually his loss of life in Babylon. Dr Rice additionally assesses Alexander's character, and offers a precis of his legacy to the western international.
Read or Download Alexander the Great PDF
Best biography books
A novel EXPLORATION of recent LOVE AND ALL ITS DEMONS, IN phrases AND DRAWINGS
In this great gem of a publication, artist/writer Leanne Shapton weaves jointly a voyeuristic story of affection and existence via epigrammatic vignettes and smooth line drawings. whole relationships are encapsulated in a number of, stingingly ideal strains: "Colleen was once Walter's ex-girlfriend from med institution. She enjoyed to bounce with males at weddings. " Pricking our insecurities, Shapton introduces us to Kim, whose ex "kept a drawerful of affection letters in a kitchen drawer . . . She could stare at it whereas she cooked. " And Ben's ex, "a physiotherapist for the U. S. men's and women's Olympic swim groups. She wore small white shorts year-round. "
Fascinated through her personal jealousy, Shapton interviewed buddies approximately their anxieties and peccadilloes, and the result's a booklet of surpassing originality: a kind of strange books that comes alongside to please us all, like An Exaltation of Larks or Love, Loss, and What I Wore or Griffin and Sabine. used to be She lovely? may also percentage the shelf with the paintings of the mythical William Steig, whose early, psychologically revealing paintings encouraged Shapton. An unflinching observer of human habit, she invitations us to see into the hearts and minds of her characters--while reminding us that we shouldn't be shocked if we see ourselves staring correct back.
Within the haunting culture of Joe McGinniss's deadly imaginative and prescient and Mikal Gilmore's Shot within the middle, actual tale: homicide, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding story of homicide, love, and deceit with a deeply own inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.
The tale starts in February of 2002, while a reporter in Oregon contacts big apple instances journal author Michael Finkel with a startling piece of stories. a tender, very smart guy named Christian Longo, at the FBI's Ten so much sought after checklist for killing his whole family members, has lately been captured in Mexico, the place he'd taken on a brand new id -- Michael Finkel of the hot York Times.
The subsequent day, on web page A-3 of the days, comes one other little bit of troubling information: a notice, written by means of the paper's editors, explaining that Finkel has falsified elements of an investigative article and has been fired. This not likely confluence units the level for a weird and wonderful and extreme dating. After Longo's arrest, the one journalist the accused assassin will communicate with is the genuine Michael Finkel. and because the months till Longo's trial tick away, the 2 males speak for dozens of hours at the phone, meet within the jailhouse traveling room, and trade approximately one thousand pages of handwritten letters.
With Longo insisting he can turn out his innocence, Finkel strives to discover what fairly occurred to Longo's kinfolk, and his quest turns into much less a reporting activity than a mental cat-and-mouse video game -- occasionally redemptively sincere, different instances slyly manipulative. Finkel's pursuit can pay off basically on the finish, while Longo, after a life of deception, eventually says what he wouldn't even admit in courtroom -- the total, real tale. Or so it sort of feels.
New England Patriots record-breaking tight-end Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski bargains enthusiasts a entrance row seat to a soccer superstar's lifestyles off and on the field.
"One of the easiest tight ends the sport has ever obvious. Off the sector, he's unabashedly the cruise director of the NFL. " —New York Post
Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski holds 9 league-wide documents and 3 Patriots franchise files. His accomplishments contain thirty-eight receiving touchdowns in his first 3 seasons (thirteen greater than the other tight result in the NFL) and the 2011 checklist for many touchdowns made via a decent finish, with seventeen receiving and eighteen total. With a brilliant Bowl victory below his belt and a national acceptance for a character that's "comedy gold" (CBS Sports), he has persisted to win the hearts of lovers via his fun-loving attitude.
From hamming it up at tremendous Bowl Media Day, to spicing up interviews with "Gronk-esque" dance strikes, to cuddling with kittens within the pages of ESPN The journal, to christening a used get together bus his experience of selection, Gronk's solid humor and playful personality make it look like different gamers are "living in black and white, and Gronk is in color" (CBS Sports). yet it's no longer all enjoyable and video games. After a number of surgical procedures on his forearms, ankle, and again, Gronk tore his ACL and MCL, in advance finishing his 2013 season (but no longer earlier than scoring 4 touchdowns and 592 receiving yards). His many accidents and next recoveries made his key play in large Bowl XLIX—which ended in victory and the identify of "Comeback participant of the Year"—all the sweeter. Gronk takes fanatics from the sector to the locker room to the VIP room to the debate express eco-friendly room to his parents' kitchen table—a complete travel of the area in keeping with Gronk.
Unlikeable is the lovely, robust exposé of Hillary Clinton and her floundering race for the White condominium. With extraordinary entry to longtime affiliates of the Clintons and the Obamas, investigative reporter Edward Klein meticulously recreates conversations and info of Hillary Clinton's behind-the-scenes plotting in Chappaqua and Whitehaven.
- Harry A. Blackmun: The Outsider Justice
- Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin
- Frank: The Voice
- The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë
Extra info for Alexander the Great
The dawn of the atomic age and the complexity of modern air operations and air-ground integration required an Air Force led by airmen who understood how to build an efficient and effective force, one that could be melded to the other services in a unified defense structure. Secretary of the Air Force Symington proved correct; the National Security Act of 1947 amounted to a first step. As President Truman foresaw, making the National Defense Establishment work effectively would require new ways of thinking.
Yet the national security chain of command and the unique role of the Air Force have remained intact. " Throughout Korea, Vietnam and now in the post-Cold War era of joint operations and interdependence, the revolution in defense organization that occurred fifty years ago has continued to serve the nation well. 36 Suggested Readings Jeffrey G. Barlow. Revolt of the Admirals: The Fight for Naval Aviation, 19451950. Washington, DC: Naval Historical Center, 1994. Demetrios Caraley. The Politicsof Military Unification:A Study of Conflict and the Policy Process.
Passage of the 1949 amendments occurred almost simultaneously with the so-called "Revolt of the Admirals," in which high-ranking naval officers protested against Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson's cancellation of construction of the aircraft carrier United States. An official in the office of the Under Secretary of the Navy desseminated an anonymous document charging the Air Force with fraud in procuring the B-36 bomber, Congressional hearings were called, and the Navy and Air Force presented their positions to the Congress on strategy and weapons.
Alexander the Great by E. E. Rice