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Download E-books Treasures from the Attic: The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank's Family PDF

By Mirjam Pressler

The tale is one who is predicted by way of many: a relative, an previous lady who has lived within the similar domestic for a life-time, passes away, her dying prompting the inevitable job of sorting via her results by means of her surviving kinfolk. yet within the attic during this specific apartment, a treasure trove of historical significance is located. hardly does this turn into an reality, but if Helene Elias died, nobody might placed a value on what she left at the back of.

Helene Elias used to be born Helene Frank, sister to Otto Frank, and accordingly aunt to Anne Frank. Ensconced upstairs in the home she inherited from her mom, and finally handed directly to her son, blood brother Elias, Anne’s cousin and formative years playmate, used to be the documented legacy of the Frank kinfolk: an enormous selection of photographs, letters, drawings, poems, and postcards preserved all through decades—a cache of over 6,000 files in all.
Chronicled through Buddy’s spouse, Gertrude, and popular German writer Mirjam Pressler, those findings weave an indelible, enticing, and endearing portrait of the kinfolk that formed Anne Frank. They wrote to each other voluminously; mentioned summer season vacation trips, and wrote approximately love and hardships. They reassured each other throughout the negative years and waited anxiously for information after the warfare had ended. via those letters, they had a good time in new existence, and venerated the stories of these they lost. 

Anne’s relatives believed themselves to dull individuals of Germany’s bourgeoisie. That they have been fallacious is a part of heritage, and we have fun them the following with this notable account.
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Mirjam Pressler is one among Germany’s so much liked authors. She was once the German translator of Anne Frank’s diary.

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Download E-books The American Plague PDF

By Molly Caldwell Crosby

In this national-bestselling account, a journalist lines the process yellow fever, preventing in 1878 Memphis to "vividly [evoke] the Faulkner-meets-'Dawn of the lifeless' horrors,"*-and relocating directly to modern day pressure of the killer virus.

Over the process heritage, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted trade, quarantined towns, moved the U.S. capital, and adjusted the end result of wars. in the course of a unmarried summer time in Memphis by myself, it price extra lives than the Chicago hearth, the San Francisco earthquake, and the Johnstown flood combined.

In 1900, the U.S. despatched 3 medical professionals to Cuba to find how yellow fever was once unfold. There, they introduced one in all history's such a lot arguable human reports. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the tale of yellow fever and its reign during this country-and in Africa, the place even at the present time it moves millions each year. With "arresting stories of heroism,"** it's a tale as a lot concerning the nature of humans because it is set the character of disease.

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Download E-books Money Pits: British Mining Companies in the Californian and Australian Gold Rushes of the 1850s (Modern Economic and Social History) PDF

By John Woodland

Among 1849 and 1853 stocks in approximately one hundred twenty public businesses to use the booming goldfields of California and Australia have been provided to the British public. the firms have been jointly capitalised at over £15 million, yet in spite of everything just some £1.75 million was once truly raised among forty two of them, with just one corporation surviving what the newspapers of the day defined as a ’gold bubble’. This e-book presents an summary of the complete bubble occasion, its antecedents and its results. a couple of researchers have investigated an past increase within the mid-1820s to reopen gold and silver mines in Latin the US and a number of other have studied person corporation operations of that interval. this is often the 1st targeted research of the British gold bubble businesses of the 1850s and their involvement within the virtually simultaneous gold rushes on either side of the Pacific Ocean.

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Download E-books A Concise History of New Zealand (Cambridge Concise Histories) PDF

By Philippa Mein Smith

New Zealand was once the final significant landmass, except Antarctica, to be settled through people. the tale of this rugged and dynamic land is superbly narrated, from its origins in Gondwana a few eighty million years in the past to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the results of the country's smallness and isolation, from its past due payment via Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by means of Europeans - and the exchanges that made those humans Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and up to date efforts to regulate worldwide forces. A Concise heritage of recent Zealand locations New Zealand in its worldwide and nearby context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac touchdown at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - exhibiting their function as nation-building myths and connecting them with the fewer dramatic forces, financial and social, that experience formed modern New Zealand.

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Download E-books The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia PDF

By Richard Overy

"A e-book of significant significance; it surpasses all others in breadth and depth."--Commentary

If the prior century should be remembered for its tragic pairing of civilized success and arranged destruction, on the center of darkness should be came across Hitler, Stalin, and the structures of domination they solid. Their deadly regimes murdered thousands and fought a tremendous, lethal battle. but their dictatorships took form inside of formal constitutional constructions and drew the help of the German and Russian humans. within the first significant ancient paintings to research the 2 dictatorships jointly extensive, Richard Overy provides us an soaking up examine of Hitler and Stalin, starting from their inner most and public selves, their ascents to strength and consolidation of absolute rule, to their waging of big conflict and production of far-flung empires of camps and prisons. The Nazi extermination camps and the substantial Soviet Gulag characterize the 2 dictatorships of their such a lot inhuman shape. Overy exhibits us the human and ancient roots of those evils. sixteen pages of illustrations

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Download E-books Mississippi: A History PDF

By John Ray Skates

To many american citizens, Mississippi capacity Natchez and Vicksburg, white columns and cotton. For the folk who've lived there, even though, Mississippi has been a decidedly diversified position. looking on who you have been, and the place and for those who lived, Mississippi can be a a lot worse or much better position than that portrayed via its romantic photo.

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Download E-books The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future PDF

By Laurence C. Smith

"The international in 2050 is a compelling portrait of the longer term and vividly relates the large demanding situations dealing with the area now."
-Jared Diamond, writer of Collapse

The world's inhabitants is exploding, wild species are vanishing, and the environment is degrading. what sort of international are we leaving for our kids and grandchildren? simply who will flourish-and who will fail-in our evolving world?

Combining the teachings of geography and background with state of the art version projections and analytical facts, Guggenheim fellow Laurence C. Smith predicts how the 8 countries of the Arctic Rim (including the usa) becomes more and more strong whereas the international locations round the equator fight for survival. Like Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist, the area in 2050 is as credible because it is debatable, projecting the looming advantages in addition to the difficulties of weather change.

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Download E-books Glencoe The Story Of The Massacre PDF

By John Prebble

'You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and to place all to the sword less than seventy.' This was once the treacherous and cold-blooded order ruthlessly conducted on thirteen February 1692, whilst the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds on the bloodbath of Glencoe. It was once a bloody incident which had deep repercussions and was once the start of the destruction of the Highlanders. John Prebble’s masterly description of the negative occasions at Glencoe used to be praised as ‘Evocative and robust’ within the Sunday Telegraph.

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Download E-books Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship PDF

Scouting for Boys introduced one of many greatest, quickest starting to be routine in background. Scouts of every age will take pleasure in this awesome selection of crime fixing suggestions, open air expeditions, struggle tales, and first-aid education. Lord Robert Baden-Powell is helping boys and leaders develop into robust, ready electorate via interesting adventures on this planet of scouting.

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Download E-books Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy PDF

By Paul Thomas Murphy

A historical past of Victorian England as visible throughout the 8 assassination makes an attempt at the queen's existence, starting from assaults through lone madmen to at least one of the 1st sleek terrorist plots.

A New York Times extraordinary publication of 2012 

Shooting Victoria is historic narrative at its so much exciting, from the cloak and dagger nature of numerous of the assassination makes an attempt, to Victoria’s outstanding responses to the assaults, along astute research of the way those occasions really revitalized the British monarchy at a time while monarchy used to be quick changing into unpopular overseas. whereas thrones throughout Europe toppled, the Queen’s would-be assassins contributed drastically to the protection of the crown and to the steadiness that it enjoys today.  finally, in keeping with Victoria herself, “It is worthy being shot at―to see how a lot one is loved.”

24 pages of colour and B&W illustrations

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