By Gerry Cottle, Helen Batten
Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to hitch the circus whilst he used to be simply 15 and shortly married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time he used to be the landlord of the most important circus on this planet till his growing to be cocaine habit resulted in his arrest and financial ruin. He recovered, and, ever the showman, went directly to make thousands with the 1st ever non-animal circus, the Moscow and chinese language nation circuses, and the Circus of Horrors.
By Karen Levine
An award-winning ebook in line with a real tale that spans three continents and 70 years. it's the tale of an easy suitcase with a reputation on it. And the hunt to find what had occurred to its proprietor. it is a "Holocaust Remembrance publication for younger Readers"
By Toussaint Louverture, ; Toussaint Louverture, ; Beard, John Relly
Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) received foreign renown within the Haitian struggle for independence. He led hundreds of thousands of former slaves into conflict opposed to French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing keep watch over of the whole island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture turned governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti prior to formally acknowledging French rule in 1801, whilst he submitted a newly written structure to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In reaction, Bonaparte despatched a military to depose L'Ouverture, who was once taken prisoner in June of 1802 and shipped to France, the place he died of pneumonia in April 1803. The lifetime of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1853) used to be first released in London at the 50th anniversary of L'Ouverture's demise and remained the authoritative English-language background of L'Ouverture's existence till the past due 20th century.
Throughout the textual content, John Relly Beard compares L'Ouverture to famously winning white generals, argues for his supremacy, and states that his final failure to disencumber Haiti and premature demise are the goods of unlucky circumstances--not an indictment of his personality or management abilities.
A DOCSOUTH e-book. This collaboration among UNC Press and the collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings chosen vintage works from the electronic library of Documenting the yankee South again into print. DocSouth Books makes use of the newest electronic applied sciences to make those works to be had as downloadable e-books or print-on-demand courses. DocSouth Books are unaltered from the unique booklet, supplying reasonable and simply obtainable versions to a brand new new release of students, scholars, and common readers.
By Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick legislation Olmsted (1822-1903) used to be a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most renowned fulfillment used to be critical Park in big apple, of which he turned the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and used to be referred to as via Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the US has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States was once initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This version used to be released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical comic strip by means of his son and an advent through William P. Trent. It abounds in interesting and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and stories in a society which was once at the verge of overwhelming switch.
By Frank Pearce
This appraisal of Durkheim's sociological concept exhibits how his arguments will be constructed to increase our realizing of social and political swap. due to the fact a big challenge of the publication is to advance a extra enough photo of the parameters in which a possible socialist society may function, there's a continuous connection with the appear and latent socialist parts of Durkheim's concept. the writer produced this synthesis of principles after analyzing the works of Marx, Weber and Durkheim and coming to the belief that whereas Marx was once scathing approximately utopian socialism he used to be in no way proof against its hazards and this was once quite real of his photograph of communism and of its dating to socialism. He finds how Durkheim is helping offer a critique of Marx's thought of communism and forces socialists to be slightly much less sanguine in regards to the presence and function of the nation and legislations in socialist societies. Later it's proven that while there are major discontinuities among capitalist and socialist societies that there also are continuities in dating to their types of order and their most likely assets of illness. the writer means that this may aid socialists produce much less moralistic evaluations of capitalism and enhance extra sensible and realizeable political programmes.
By Jagdish Mehra
Jagdish Mehra's old account of the Solvay meetings from 1911 to 1973 demonstrates not just the good effect which those meetings have had at the improvement of recent physics, however it additionally exhibits sincerely how far-sighted and good deliberate have been the intentions of Ernest Solvay while he took the initiative for organizing a brand new kind of overseas meetings. unlike the normal conferences within which reviews are given at the profitable resolution of medical difficulties, the Solvay meetings have been conceived to assist at once in fixing particular difficulties of bizarre hassle. the significance of the quantum constitution of Nature had develop into good lower than stood already by means of 1911, yet at the moment there has been no wish for a solution to the ex tremely tough new questions posed via the atomic phenomena. the hot meetings should still for that reason be committed basically to thorough discussions of such difficulties be tween a small variety of the main efficient physicists, and Ernest Solvay was once guided via the desire that the discussions may finally result in a true and colossal growth. The earliest Solvay meetings which I attended have been these of 1927, 1930 and 1933, and so they served this function tremendous good. In 1926 the mathematical formalism of quantum-and wave-mechanics approached its ultimate form, however the interpretation used to be nonetheless debatable. Schrodinger was hoping that his subject waves will be regarded as waves in three-d area and time, and that the discontinuous function of quantum 'jumps' might be kept away from thereby.
By Professor Solomon
Actual stories (or so it used to be claimed) of subterranean trips * King Herla within the cavern of the dwarfs * Enkidu and his descent into Sheol * Orpheus and Aeneas in Hades * Sir Owen in Purgatory * Cuchulain in Tir-nan-Og * Reuben and the mikvah stairway * Reverend Kirk and his abduction * Richard Shaver and the Deros * Saint-Yves d'Alveydre in Agharta * Thomas the Rhymer in Fairyland * Olaf Jansen and the polar beginning * Apollonius of Tyana within the home of the clever males * Lobsang Rampa underneath the Himalayas * Doreal and the mysteries of Mount Shasta * man Ballard and the Ascended Masters * Captain Seaborn and his voyage to Symzonia * Walter Siegmeister and the Atlantean tunnels * Dianne Robbins and the Library of Porthologos And different viewers to the hidden depths of the earth.
By Marcus Cunliffe
Eco-friendly and Tan Marbled Hardcover. Rebound. Ex Lib. 234 pages with Frontis of George Washington at Princeton.