By Mark Grossman
Spanning the years from the start of recorded background to the trendy day. ''World army Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary'' profiles the influential army leaders whose activities triggered huge, immense swap on the earth round them. From grasp strategists similar to Alexander the good, Charlemagne, and Napoleon to the nice tacticians, together with Decatur, Hannibal, and Rommel, this entire A-to-Z biographical dictionary will function an essential consultant to the scholar and army buff alike. Entries contain Alexander III, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oliver Cromwell, Dwight David Eisenhower, Tommy Ray Franks, Genghis Khan, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Robert Edward Lee, Douglas MacArthur, Horatio Nelson, John Joseph Pershing, Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, Saladin, Sir William Wallace, Isoroku, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, and extra.
By Lewis L. Gould
Alexander Terrell's profession positioned him on the heart of a few of the main pivotal occasions in 19th- and early twentieth-century historical past, starting from the Civil struggle to Emperor Maximilian's reign over Mexico and an Armenian genocide lower than the Ottoman Empire. Alexander Watkins Terrell ultimately presents the 1st entire biographical portrait of this advanced determine. Born in Virginia in 1827, Terrell moved to Texas in 1852, emerging to the rank of accomplice brigadier basic while the Civil warfare erupted. Afterwards, he in short served in Maximilian's military earlier than returning to Texas, the place he used to be elected to 4 phrases within the country Senate and 3 phrases in the home. President Grover Cleveland appointed him minister to the Ottoman Empire, dispatching him to Turkey and the center East for 4 years whereas the problems surrounding the lifestyles of Christians in a Muslim empire stoked violent confrontations there. His different accomplishments incorporated writing laws that created the Texas Railroad fee and what turned the everlasting collage Fund (the cornerstone of the college of Texas's multibillion-dollar endowment). during this balanced exploration of Terrell's lifestyles, Gould additionally examines Terrell's perspectives on race, the influence of the fees of cowardice within the Civil battle that dogged him, and his non secular looking out past the proven religions of his time. In his wealthy and sundry existence, Alexander Watkins Terrell skilled elements of nineteenth-century Texas and American heritage whose results have persevered right down to the current day.
By Andy Marino
Narendra Modi, the BJP's top ministerial candidate, is robust, renowned and arguable. With the overall elections because of finish in may possibly 2014, Modi's crusade rallies have drawn exceptional crowds. but, the fellow continues to be an enigma. His supporters regard him because the visionary, decisive chief India wishes this day. His detractors see him as a polarizing fi gure. Is Modi authoritative or authoritarian? Decisive or divisive? A workforce participant or a loner? Andy Marino recorded interviews with Narendra Modi in the course of greater than half-a-dozen unique conferences - exceptional entry to a truly inner most guy. What emerged is that this riveting, goal biography of a guy who should be India's top minister. no longer shying clear of the controversies that experience dogged Narendra Modi, together with the Gujarat riots and questions about the Gujarat version of governance and improvement, this political biography offers an independent account of potentially crucial determine in Indian politics this day. Marino documents hour-by-hour info of the 2002 Gujarat riots, offering a balanced research of that uncooked wound on India's polity. It additionally finds hitherto unpublished, authenticated records, which makes this the most very important books of 2014. the writer analyses Narendra Modi's values, the folks who formed his pondering and one of these nationwide chief he'll make. own info of Modi's formative years, his wanderings within the Himalayas among the a while of seventeen and nineteen, his upward thrust throughout the political ranks, his imaginative and prescient for India and his own philosophy on faith and politics are printed in a booklet that's lucid, fast moving and readable. Narendra Modi: A Political Biography is an insightful, exhaustive and impeccably researched account of the ascent of a political chief.
By Barbara DiBernard
By Elizabeth Thornton
From nationally bestselling writer Elizabeth Thornton comes a sensuous new story of real love and fiery romance—under the main fascinating of circumstances.Case Devere, the steely-eyed earl of Castleton, has agreed to aid unique department song down a infamous killer—one who simply occurs to be his archenemy. yet he unearths greater than he bargained for while his seek leads him to Jane Mayberry, a gorgeous bluestocking passionately dedicated to the reason for women’s rights—and to keeping her privateness. As impossible to resist as she is uncooperative, the lively Jane arouses Case’s interest—as good as his worst suspicions—when she quietly disappears. made up our minds to discover the only lady who may possibly carry the foremost to his investigation—and to his heart—Case is going after her.Though their sparring belies an appeal too robust to disclaim, Jane understands there can by no means be something among herself and the strong-willed earl. For she bears a dismal and terrifying mystery that needs to stay hidden—even on the expense of a damaged middle. As Case fights for the affection of the single girl who has ever mattered to him, they're swept right into a lethal online game by way of a killer who won’t cease till he has punished them either.
By Wesley Gray
In 2006, 1st Lt. Wesley grey used to be deployed as a U.S. Marine Corps army adviser to an Iraqi military battalion within the Haditha Triad. For 210 days, he lived and fought beside Iraqi infantrymen within the most threatening and austere province of western Iraq. Al-Anbar was once full of an rebel inhabitants traumatized via a up to date bloodbath of twenty-four males, girls, and kids shot at shut variety via U.S. Marines in retaliation for the demise of 1 in their comrades in a roadside bombing. regardless of the excessive tensions created through the shootings, grey used to be in a position to shape a bond with the Iraqis simply because he had an part that only a few U.S. carrier participants own -the skill to speak in Iraqi Arabic. His language abilities and his figuring out of the tradition led the Iraqi squaddies to name him a brother and fondly identify him Jamal. through the top of his journey he was once a legend in the Iraqi military. grey attracts at the brutally sincere and specified list he stored in the course of his journey, together with broad interviews with Iraqi infantrymen and electorate. He bargains a complete portrait of the struggles of the Iraqi humans to make their nation a kingdom once more and incorporates a compelling record at the prestige and clients of the U.S. government's process for achievement in Iraq.
By Anne Welsbacher
Examines the lifestyles and profession of the 8th American president, who had the nickname ''Old Kinderhook.''
By James M. Cain
By Ali A. Allawi
By J. Walker
Surveying four-hundred years of British historical past, Walker examines how the reminiscence - the icon - of Queen Elizabeth has been used as a marker for Englishness in disputes political and social, in paintings, literature and pop culture. From her moment Westminster tomb to the pseudo-secret histories of the recovery, from Georgian ballads to Victorian work, biographies, kid's books, Suffragette banners, novels and movies, tendencies in scholarship and rubber tub geese, the icon turns into extra strong because the proposal of Englishness turns into extra arbitrary.