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Download E-books The Story of David Livingstone (Yesterday's Classics) (The Children's Heroes) PDF

A transparent, uncomplicated account of Livingstone's pioneer paintings in Africa as explorer, clinical missionary, and suppressor of the slave alternate. Describes the horrors of the slave exchange and Livingstone's efforts to thwart the slave investors in Africa and to carry information of the dire state of affairs to the folks in England and world wide. Emphasizes his indomitable braveness and patience within the face of numerous problems to accomplish his lifelong target of doing as a lot strong as he may possibly for these so much wanting it. A quantity within the highly-acclaimed kid's Heroes sequence, edited via John Lang.

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Download E-books Francisco Coronado and the Seven Cities of Gold (Explorers of New Lands) PDF

By Shane Mountjoy

Spanish legend claimed that there have been seven towns outfitted of gold and packed with treasure within the New international. Coronado and his troupe spent 3 years wandering within the American Southwest studying merely the wonderful thing about the panorama. this present day he's visible as a courageous explorer and a cautious observer of lifestyles within the Southwest.

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Download E-books Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers) PDF

By Anne M. Todd

An Iranian cleric who criticized the modernization efforts of the Shah of Iran (Mohammed Reza Pahlavi), Khomeini referred to as for a fundamentalist Islamic country in Iran.

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Download E-books The Biographies of Rechung-pa: The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography PDF

By Peter Roberts

This ebook strains the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the coed of the recognized instructor Milarepa - utilizing infrequent and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how identical to either Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent primary variations over a interval of over 3 centuries. Peter Alan Roberts compares major episodes within the lifetime of Rechungpa as portrayed in a succession of texts, and therefore demonstrates the evolution of Rechungpa’s biography. this is often the 1st survey of the surviving literature which incorporates a distinctive research in their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It exhibits how Rechungpa used to be more and more portrayed as a rebellious, unstable and tough scholar, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to develop into dominant in Tibet. Written in a method that makes it available to extensive readership, Roberts' ebook will be of nice worth to someone with an curiosity within the fields of Tibetan literature, heritage or faith.

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Download E-books Plutarch's Lives for Boys and Girls (Yesterday's Classics) PDF

Chosen lives from Plutarch admirably retold through W. H. Weston, together with six Greeks (Aristides, Themistocles, Pelopidas, Timoleon, Alexander, Philopoemen) and 6 Romans (Coriolanus, Tiberius Gracchus, Caius Gracchus, Caius Marius, Julius Caesar, and Brutus). Introductory fabric via the reteller units every one lifestyles in its old context. appropriate for a while 10 and up.

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Download E-books Aaron Rodgers: Super Bowl MVP (Playmakers (Sportszone)) PDF

By Paul Hoblin

Playmakers introduces younger readers to their present heroes off and on the sector. Aaron Rodgers: great Bowl MVP summarizes Aaron Rodgers's existence and profession thus far and attracts recognition to accomplishments past his athletic ability in addition to profession highlights so far. brief, informative sidebars upload to the attractive, easy-to-read textual content, making Playmakers successful for any reader on your library! SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Download E-books Mein geheimes Leben bei Scientology und meine dramatische Flucht (German Edition) PDF

By Jenna Miscavige Hill

Die Nichte des Scientology-Führers David Miscavige packt aus!

Jenna Miscavige Hill, die Nichte des Nachfolgers von Scientology-Gründer L. Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige, wuchs als Scientologin auf, verließ die kontrovers diskutierte supplier aber im Jahr 2005. In ihrer Biographie enthüllt sie die befremdlichen und verstörenden info ihrer Kindheit. Sie gibt einen erschütternden Einblick in ihre Erfahrungen als Mitglied der Sea association, das Machtzentrum von Scientology, und legt die Überzeugungen, Rituale und Geheimnisse einer service provider offen, die bereits Hollywood-Stars wie Tom Cruise und John Travolta in ihren Bann gezogen hat. Sie erzählt, wie sie von ihrer Familie abgeschirmt wurde, und berichtet schließlich auch von ihrer mutigen Entscheidung, mit Scientology endgültig zu brechen.

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Download E-books Mama Mutig: Wie ich das erste Frauendorf Afrikas gründete (German Edition) PDF

By Birgit Virnich, Rebecca Lolosoli

Eine echte afrikanische Heldinnengeschichte

Es ist Anfang der Neunziger Jahre als Rebecca Lolosoli von ihren Nachbarn wegen Aufmüpfigkeit halb zu Tode geprügelt wird. Doch ihr Mann weigert sich ihr zu helfen und so verlässt sie ihn trotz aller Ängste. Sie schließt sich mit anderen Frauen zusammen, die ein ähnliches Schicksal teilen: geschlagen oder vergewaltigt, auf der Flucht vor Genitalverstümmelungen oder Zwangsehen.

Gemeinsam gründen die Frauen Umoja, das erste Frauendorf Afrikas. Bis zum Herbst 2009 leben in Umoja forty eight Frauen und ihre Kinder. Sie übernehmen Rechte und Aufgaben, die in der partriarchalen Gesellschaft normalerweise nur Männern zukommen. Und so ist es kein Wunder, dass Anfeindungen und Übergriffe auf das Dorf nicht ausbleiben. Die Frauen ziehen schließlich einen Zaun aus Dornen rund um ihr Territorium – so bleibt das Vieh drinnen und die Männer draußen.

In ihrem gemeinsamen Buch erzählen die Dorfgründerin Rebecca Lolosoli und die bekannte Fernsehjournalistin Birgit Virnich zusammen die Geschichte von Rebecca und Umoja. Sie dokumentieren den Kampf dieser mutigen Frauen um Eigenständigkeit, Anerkennung und Freiheit in einer mehr als frauenfeindlichen Umgebung.

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Download E-books Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of the Inca (Explorers of New Lands) PDF

By Shane Mountjoy

In 1531, Pizarro led a small yet good knowledgeable military alongside the Pacific Coast of the unexplored South the USA. With below 2 hundred males, he conquered the Inca empire, referred to as modern-day Peru. a long time 8+years.

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Download E-books Miles Standish (Leaders of the Colonial Era) PDF

By Daniel K. Davis

Because the simply individual aboard the Mayflower with army adventure, Captain Miles Standish led a small military that might shield the recent colonial payment in Plymouth. holding the colony used to be a job he may practice with outstanding luck all through his lengthy occupation within the New global, even though no longer with no controversy. In his confrontations with local americans in addition to different colonists, Standish earned a name for his army management in addition to for his sizzling mood. approximately four hundred years after his many adventures, Miles Standish is still a colourful personality within the dramatic saga of the Plymouth Plantation. during this new biography, readers will know about Standish's upbringing and his lifestyles within the New international, in addition to important study and reference beneficial properties.

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