Why Men Fight (Serapis Classics)

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Serapis Classics

ISBN: 396255856X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 101

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Written in response to the devastation of World War I, "Why Men Fight" lays out Bertrand Russell's ideas on war, pacifism, reason, impulse, and personal liberty. Russell argues that when individuals live passionately, they will have no desire for war or killing. Conversely, excessive restraint or reason causes us to live unnaturally and with hostility toward those who are unlike ourselves.

Space Station 1 (Serapis Classics)

Author: Frank Long

Publisher: Serapis Classics

ISBN: 3963134526

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

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INTRIGUE IN EARTH'S OUTER ORBIT Tremendous and glittering, the Space Station floated up out of the Big Dark. Lieutenant Corriston had come to see its marvels, but he soon found himself entrapped in its unsuspected terrors. For the grim reality was that some deadly outer-space power had usurped control of the great artificial moon. A lovely woman had disappeared; passengers were being fleeced and enslaved; and, using fantastic disguises, imposters were using the Station for their own mysterious ends. Pursued by unearthly monsters and hunted with super-scientific cunning, Corriston struggles to unmask the mystery. For upon his success depended his life, his love and the future of Earth itself.

Tales of Men and Ghosts (Serapis Classics)

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Serapis Classics

ISBN: 3963134569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 145

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EDITH WHARTON (1862-1937) was one of the most remarkable women of her time, and her immense commercial and critical success-most notably with her novel "The Age of Innocense" (1920), which won a Pulitzer Prize-have long overshadowed her small but distinguished body of supernatural fiction. Some of her finest fantastic and detective work (which oft times overlap) was first collected in 1909 in "Tales of Men and Ghosts." The psychological horror is as important as the literal one here, and subtle ambiguities characterized by the best of Henry James's work (such as "The Turn of the Screw") are also present in Wharton's character studies, such as "The Bolted Door." Is the protagonist a murderer, or is he mad? In the end it may not matter, for it is his descent into madness and obsession that gives the story its chilling frisson. Other tales present men (or ghosts, or what men believe to be ghosts) in a variety of lights, from misunderstood monsters to vengeful spirits to insecure artists. If you have never read Edith Wharton's fantasy work before, you will be captivated and delighted.

Stories from the History of Rome (Serapis Classics)

Author: Emily Beesly

Publisher: Serapis Classics

ISBN: 3962559671

Category: History

Page: 111

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THERE once reigned in a town called Alba in Italy a king whose name was Numitor. He had a brother called Amulius, who was a proud and wicked man, and could not bear that his elder brother should be king over him. So Amulius plotted against his brother. He got together a number of men who were as bad and cruel as himself, and they attacked Numitor and drove him from his throne, and made Amulius king in his stead. They took the sons of Numitor, and his daughter Rhea Silvia, and killed them. Then Amulius seized the two little sons of Rhea Silvia, who were still only babies; he gave them to his soldiers, and told them to throw the poor little boys into the River Tiber. "Then," thought he, "they will be drowned. There will be none of my brother's children left to trouble me, and I shall be king all my life." The soldiers took the two babies in their cradle, lying side by side fast asleep, and carried them to the river...

The Story of America (Serapis Classics)

Author: Henrietta Marshall

Publisher: Serapis Classics

ISBN: 3963135158

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 111

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IN days long long ago there dwelt in Greenland a King named Eric the Red. He was a man mighty in war, and men held him in high honour. Now one day to the court of Eric there came Bjarni the son of Heriulf. This Bjarni was a far traveller. He had sailed many times upon the seas, and when he came home he had ever some fresh tale of marvel and adventure to tell. But this time he had a tale to tell more marvellous than any before. For he told how far away across the sea of Greenland, where no man had sailed before, he had found a new, strange land. But when the people asked news of this unknown land Bjarni could tell them little, for he had not set foot upon those far shores. Therefore the people scorned him. "Truly you have little hardihood," they said, "else you had gone ashore, and seen for yourself, and had given us good account of this land." But although Bjarni could tell nought of the new strange land, save that he had seen it, the people thought much about it, and there was great talk about voyages and discoveries, and many longed to sail forth and find again the land which Bjarni the Traveller had seen. But more than any other in that kingdom, Leif the son of Eric the Red, longed to find that land. So Leif went to Eric and said: "Oh my father, I fain would seek the land which Bjarni the Traveller has seen. Give me gold that I may buy his ship and sail away upon the seas to find it." Then Eric the Red gave his son gold in great plenty. "Go, my son," he said, "buy the ship of Bjarni the Traveller, and sail to the land of which he tells." Then Leif, quickly taking the gold, went to Bjarni and bought his ship...

Stories of the Vikings (Serapis Classics)

Author: Mary MacGregor

Publisher: Serapis Classics

ISBN: 396255968X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 114

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On a summer day nearly twelve hundred years ago, three ships with bright red sails drew near to one of the little ports of the Dorset coast in the south of England. The townsfolk saw the ships, and paying no heed to the bright sails, said carelessly one to another, 'The merchantmen will be in port to-day.' And the harbour-master gathered together a few of his men and hastened to the quay. For he, too, had seen the ships, and, as in duty bound, he went to meet them, to demand from the captains the port taxes which were lawfully due to the king. But townsfolk and harbour-master alike had made a grievous mistake that summer day. For, as they soon discovered to their cost, and as the red sails might have forewarned them, the three ships were no peaceful merchantmen. No sooner had the vessels drawn up along the quay than a wild, strange-looking crew sprang to the shore, drew their swords, and speedily slew the harbour-master and his few unarmed followers. They then entered the town, plundering and burning the houses of all, both rich and poor. Leaving the little town in ruins, the strange crew, dragging their booty with them, marched down again to the quay. There they embarked, and without delay sailed away out to sea. Perhaps you have already guessed that the strange crew was a Viking band, that the three ships were Viking ships. So, indeed, they were, and this summer day in the year seven hundred and eighty-nine was the first time that the wild Northmen had been seen in England, or in any part of Europe where the 'White Christ' was worshipped...

The Call of the Savage (Serapis Classics)

Author: Otis Adelbert Kline

Publisher: Serapis Classics

ISBN: 3963135557

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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Far from the world of his white parents, the sixteen-year-old youth, Jan, was raised in a cage under the watchful eye of half-crazed Dr. Bracken. Guided by his foster mother, Chicma the Chimpanzee, Jan was destined to execute the doctor's fanatical plot for revenge against Jan's real mother. A monster with the mind of an ape and the body of a man, that was his part in Bracken's twisted scheme. But just on the eve of the intended onslaught, Jan and Chicma escaped to the jungle and emerged near the Lost Empire of Mu. There, Jan must do battle with the gigantic puma, the grotesque thunder bird, and the god-monster Sebek. With all his fighting skill, there remained only one challenge to Jan: trace his origins and locate his man-parents.



Richard Carvel

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734016959

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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Reproduktion des Originals: Richard Carvel von Winston Churchill




Naval Training Bulletin

Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel,United States. Naval Training Support Command. Commanding Officer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval education

Page: N.A

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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

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Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch (Illustrated)

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496626

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Seven Roman Statesmen

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher: Merkaba Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 144

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THERE WAS A TIME, NOT so very long ago, when the taunt was true that history was written as if it were a mere string of anecdotal biographies of great men. But for the last forty years the pendulum has been swinging so much in the other direction, that it has become necessary to enforce the lesson that the biographies of great men are, after all, a most important part of history. It is well to have conceptions of the streams of tendency and the typical developments of every age, but the blessed word “evolution” will not account for everything, and it is absurd to neglect the influence of the great personalities. Roman history in particular has been so much treated of late years as a mere example of constitutional growth and degeneration, or as a bundle of interesting administrative and legal details, that it seems not out of place to recall that other aspect of it which was more familiar to elder generations, and to look at it for a moment from the personal and biographical point of view, with Plutarch before us as well as Mommsen and Marquardt’s Stoatsrecht and Staatsverwaltung. This is all the more rational because in the last century of the Roman Republic we find ourselves in a time of dominating personalities. In Rome’s earlier days this was conspicuously not the case, and her history was (as has been truly said) the history of great achievements done by men who were themselves not great. But from the Gracchi onward we come to a period in which individuals make and mar the course of the times, when the doings of a Sulla and a Caesar, or even of a Marius and a Pompey, form the main determining element in the history of the day.

Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646928549

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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Wer könnte die griechischen Göttersagen besser nacherzählen als der Sohn des Poseidon höchstpersönlich? Percy Jackson haucht den alten Klassikern turbulentes Leben ein und gibt ganz neue Einblicke in den Alltag auf dem Olymp. Mit einem Augenzwinkern berichtet er unter anderem davon, wie Athene ein Taschentuch adoptiert, Persephone ihren Stalker heiratet und Zeus sie alle umbringt. Ein urkomisches Leseerlebnis für jeden, der Spaß an griechischer Mythologie hat – und für alle anderen garantiert auch! Alle Bände der Percy-Jackson-Serie: Percy Jackson – Diebe im Olymp (Band 1) Percy Jackson – Im Bann des Zyklopen (Band 2) Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth (Band 4) Percy Jackson – Die letzte Göttin (Band 5) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband) Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen Und dann geht es weiter mit den »Helden des Olymp«!