The Emperor's Last Command

Problem-solving in Action

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1607549239

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A great tidal wave approaches the island. The castaways find themselves welcomed into the Emperor's temple. The Emperor has instructions for each of the castaways-but can they fulfill his wishes?
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The Emperor's Guards

Concepts of Time

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1607549220

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The Emperor is ready to reveal the island's secrets to Bushbaby. What he tells her is almost impossible for her to believe. Perhaps there is more to the Emperor-and the island-than meets the eye?
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The Emperor's Last Victory

Napoleon and the Battle of Wagram

Author: Gunther E Rothenberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780226985

Category: History

Page: 272

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A leading expert examines one of Napoleon's most decisive but least analysed victories In early July 1809 Napoleon crossed the Danube with 187,000 men to confront the Austrian Archduke Charles and an army of 145,000 men. The fighting that followed dwarfed in intensity and scale any previous Napoleonic battlefield, perhaps any in history: casualties on each side were over 30,000. The Austrians fought with great determination, but eventually the Emperor won a narrow victory. Wagram was decisive in that it compelled Austria to make peace. It also heralded a new, altogether greater order of warfare, anticipating the massed manpower and weight of fire deployed much later in the battles of the American Civil War and then at Verdun and on the Somme.
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Mandrill Mountain Math Mysteries

Desperate Measures / the Emperors Last Command / the Emperors Guards / the Hidden Valley / Lightning Flash

Author: Felicia Law,Mike Spoor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607549390

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Lightning Flash

Probability in Action

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1607549212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9041

A storm comes to the island. The castaways must work together to prepare for it-and to help a fallen Hanuman guard. Choices must be made. What is the probability that the castaways will uncover more of the island's secrets?
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Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women

Antiquity Through Sui, 1600 B.C.E.-618 C.E.

Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee,A. D. Stefanowska,Sue Wiles,Elizabeth Childs-Johnson

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765641828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 405

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"Spans more than 2,000 years from antiquity to the early seventh century to recover the stories of numerous women, nearly all of them unknown in the West. Covers the lives of women who have been previously excluded from historical studies and reference works"--Del editor.
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Boys of the World

A Journal for Prince and Peasant

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Penny dreadfuls

Page: N.A

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Emperors Don't Die in Bed

Author: Fik Meijer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415312011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

View: 8481

This fresh and engaging book looks at each of the Roman emperors from Julius Caesar in 44BC to Romulus Augustulus in AD 476, illuminating not only the manner of their deaths but what their final days tell us about their lives. We also hear how the most powerful position in the history of the Western world held a permanent appeal, despite its perils, with eager candidates constantly coming forward to seize the throne. Very few of the Roman emperors died a natural death. The insane Caligula was murdered after leaving the theatre; Caracalla while he was relieving himself. Caesar was stabbed twenty three times and Otho was dragged into the Tiber with a flesh-hook. However great an emperor's power, danger was ever present. Emperors Don't Die in Bedprovides a clear history of the imperial succession as well as a compelling depiction of the intrigue and drama of Roman imperial politics.
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THE GREAT ADVENTURE Boxed Set: 56 Action-Adventure Classics, Spy Thrillers & Historical Novels

The Complete Scarlet Pimpernel Series, The Emperor's Candlesticks, Beau Brocade, The Heart of a Woman, The Bronze Eagle, Marivosa, The Man in Grey…

Author: Emma Orczy

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026888464

Category: Fiction

Page: 6908

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This grand collection includes all Scarlet Pimpernel Adventures, as well as Action-Thrillers and other Adventure Novels by Emma Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series: The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Leads the Band The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel I Will Repay The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Tony's Wife The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel Eldorado Mam'zelle Guillotine Sir Percy Hits Back Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel A Child of the Revolution In the Rue Monge Pimpernel and Rosemary The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World Other Novels: The Emperor's Candlesticks Beau Brocade The Nest of the Sparrowhawk The Heart of a Woman (A True Woman) The Bronze Eagle Leatherface The Honourable Jim The Celestial City Marivosa A Joyous Adventure The Uncrowned King Short Stories: The Man in Grey Silver-leg The Spaniard The Mystery of Marie Vaillant The Emeralds of Mademoiselle Philipa The Bourbon Prince The Mystery of a Woman's Heart The League of Knaves The Arrow Poison The Last Adventure Castles in the Air A Roland For His Oliver A Fool's Paradise On The Brink Carissimo The Toys Honour Among –– An Over-Sensitive Heart
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The Emperors and Empresses of Russia: Reconsidering the Romanovs

Reconsidering the Romanovs

Author: Donald J. Raleigh,A.A. Iskenderov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457188

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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Since glasnost began, Russia's most eminent historians have taken advantage of new archival access and the end of censorship and conformity to reassess and reinterpret their history. Through this process they are linking up with Russia's great historiographic tradition while producing work that is fresh and modern. In "The Emperors and Empresses of Russia", renowned Russian historians tell the story of the Romanovs as complex individual personalities and as key institutional actors in Russian history, from the empire builder Peter I to the last tsar, Nicholas II. These portraits are contributions to the writing of history, partaking neither of wooden ideologisation nor of naive romanticisation.
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Constantine the Emperor

Author: David Potter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986029

Category: History

Page: 368

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No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths. The vast record of Constantine's administration reveals a government careful in its exercise of power but capable of ruthless, even savage, actions. Constantine executed (or drove to suicide) his father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, his eldest son, and his once beloved wife. An unparalleled general throughout his life, planning a major assault on the Sassanian Empire in Persia even on his deathbed. Alongside the visionary who believed that his success came from the direct intervention of his God resided an aggressive warrior, a sometimes cruel partner, and an immensely shrewd ruler. These characteristics combined together in a long and remarkable career, which restored the Roman Empire to its former glory. Beginning with his first biographer Eusebius, Constantine's image has been subject to distortion. More recent revisions include John Carroll's view of him as the intellectual ancestor of the Holocaust (Constantine's Sword) and Dan Brown's presentation of him as the man who oversaw the reshaping of Christian history (The Da Vinci Code). In Constantine the Emperor, David Potter confronts each of these skewed and partial accounts to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative, and readable account of Constantine's extraordinary life.
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A Translation of the Sëir Mutaqherin

Or, View of Modern Times, Being an History of India, from the Year 1118 to the Year 1194 (this Year Answers to the Christian Year 1781-82) of the Hedjrah; Containing, in General, the Reigns of the Seven Last Emperors of Hindostan, and in Particular, an Account of the English Wars in Bengal ...

Author: Tabātabā'ī Gholām-Hoseyn Khān

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

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The Emperor's Bones

Author: Adam Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848947763

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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By the age of twenty-one Catherine Cabot has already witnessed more death and hardship than anyone should have to in a lifetime. A nursing veteran of the Great War and the Russian Revolution, she is beautiful, headstrong and complicated, just like her mother. Now all she wants is to lay to rest the ghosts of her past. Her friend, Yu Fu-kuei, is a revolutionary and communist spy determined to sacrifice herself and anybody else for her cause. Caught up in a triangular love affair, Catherine is drawn into China's struggle. As warlords and nationalists tear each other to pieces, and Japanese militarists wait for an excuse to invade, Catherine becomes the pawn of two men who will stop at nothing to wreak their revenge. Meanwhile Yu Fu-kuei, betraying and betrayed, discovers that love might be her strongest weapon.
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary

Containing an ... Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation in the World, Particularly the British and Irish ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

Book Ten

Author: John A. Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476468

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! When Horace travels to the exotic land of Nihon- Ja, it isn't long before he finds himself pulled into a battle that is not his - but one he knows in his heart he must wage. A kingdom teeters on the edge of chaos when the Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the common man, is forcibly overthrown, and only Horace, Will, and his Araluen companions can restore the emperor to the throne. Victory lies in the hands of an inexperienced group of fighters, and it's anybody's guess who will make the journey home to Araluen. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Last of the Romans

Bonifatius - Warlord and comes Africae

Author: Jeroen W. P. Wijnendaele

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780938470

Category: History

Page: 176

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Despite his critical role in the western Roman Empire during the early fifth century AD, Bonifatius remains a neglected figure in the history of the late Empire. The Last of the Romans presents a new political and military biography of Bonifatius, analysing his rise through the higher echelons of imperial power and examining themes such as the role of the buccellarii as contemporary semi-private armies. The volume offers a reassessment of the usurpation of Ioannes and Bonifatius' indispensable role in the restoration of the Theodosian dynasty in the West. The Vandal invasion of North Africa is re-examined together with Bonifatius's putative role as the traitor who invited them in. The relationship between Bonifatius and Augustine of Hippo is assessed, bringing new light to the important, yet largely unstudied, influence of Christianity in Bonifatius's life. A further discussion revisits the rivalry between Boniface and Aetius. Although Procopius termed Bonifatius and Aetius the last of the Romans, this volume argues that they were the first of Rome's late imperial warlords. The volume closes with a reconstruction of the Odyssey of Sebastian, Bonifatius' son-in-law.
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The Emperor's Last Campaign

A Napoleonic Empire in America

Author: Emilio Ocampo

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 503

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The Emperor's Last Campaign is the fascinating story of the breakdown of the Spanish empire in America and the rise of the United States as a world power.
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