The Red Prince

The Red Prince

Red. Prince. 'In Shakespeare's Richard II, John of Gaunt gives the “this scepter'd isle... this England” speech. This vivid history brings to life his princely ambitions and passion.' The Times, Best Books of 2021 'Helen Carr has ...

Author: Helen Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861540839

Category: History

Page: 304

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A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2021 ‘The Red Prince announces Helen Carr as one of the most exciting new voices in narrative history.’ Dan Jones Son of Edward III, brother to the Black Prince, father to Henry IV and the sire of all the Tudors. Always close to the English throne, John of Gaunt left a complex legacy. Too rich, too powerful, too haughty… did he have his eye on his nephew’s throne? Why was he such a focus of hate in the Peasants’ Revolt? In examining the life of a pivotal medieval figure, Helen Carr paints a revealing portrait of a man who held the levers of power on the English and European stage, passionately upheld chivalric values, pressed for the Bible to be translated into English, patronised the arts, ran huge risks to pursue the woman he loved… and, according to Shakespeare, gave the most beautiful of all speeches on England.
Categories: History

The Red Prince

The Red Prince

The Red Prince delves into areas of history with which most western readers will be unfamiliar. In consequence, it educates as it informs as it entertains.” —Norman Davies, author of No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe “Here is a ...

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465012473

Category: History

Page: 352

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Wilhelm Von Habsburg wore the uniform of the Austrian officer, the court regalia of a Habsburg archduke, the simple suit of a Parisian exile, the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and, every so often, a dress. He could handle a saber, a pistol, a rudder, or a golf club; he handled women by necessity and men for pleasure. He spoke the Italian of his archduchess mother, the German of his archduke father, the English of his British royal friends, the Polish of the country his father wished to rule, and the Ukrainian of the land Wilhelm wished to rule himself. In this exhilarating narrative history, prize-winning historian Timothy D. Snyder offers an indelible portrait of an aristocrat whose life personifies the wrenching upheavals of the first half of the twentieth century, as the rule of empire gave way to the new politics of nationalism. Coming of age during the First World War, Wilhelm repudiated his family to fight alongside Ukrainian peasants in hopes that he would become their king. When this dream collapsed he became, by turns, an ally of German imperialists, a notorious French lover, an angry Austrian monarchist, a calm opponent of Hitler, and a British spy against Stalin. Played out in Europe's glittering capitals and bloody battlefields, in extravagant ski resorts and dank prison cells, The Red Prince captures an extraordinary moment in the history of Europe, in which the old order of the past was giving way to an undefined future-and in which everything, including identity itself, seemed up for grabs.
Categories: History

The Red Prince

The Red Prince

RED. PRINCE. Between the desert plains of Karesia and the icy wastes of Ranen, there once lay the kingdom of Ro. Its men and women worshipped the One and he was much pleased with them. His armies were strong. His lands were fertile.

Author: A.J. Smith

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781784080853

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Between the desert plains of Karesia and the icy wastes of Ranen, there once lay the kingdom of Ro. Its lands were fertile. Its men and women were prosperous. Their god – the One – was satisfied. But then the men of Ro grew unwatchful, and the armies of the south took their chance. Now the Seven Sisters rule the Kingdom, enslaving their people with sorcery of pleasure and blood. Soon, they will appoint a new god. The Long War rumbles on ... but the Red Prince has yet to enter the field of battle. ALL THAT WAS DEAD WILL RISE. ALL THAT NOW LIVES WILL FALL...
Categories: Fiction

Blades of Heaven and the Red Wolves

Blades of Heaven and the Red Wolves

The Red Prince remained silent. Instead, it was Hong-chiro who spoke again. “Maybe we should all give ourselves time to think about this. Return to your cabin. We'll send for you when we're ready with a decision.

Author: Myen Wong

Publisher: Myen Wong

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 549

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“When hope almost has no existence, a stronger blood will rise from near annihilation.” Forged to free mankind from the tyrannical grips of the Black Demon, the Blades of Heaven – made from ethereal metal and imbued with Heavenlies powers – inadvertently divides mankind because of man’s thirst for its powers. Laying low and in hiding, the Heavenlies spirits of the swords wait for man’s saviour they believe would come. Then a child is born … and the Heavenlies dragon has a vision. Sixteen years later, the child, the Heavenlies spirits and the Perennials embark on a journey in search for answers … one that is ominous, where sinister schemes and peril awaits them…
Categories: Fiction

The Sandsman

The Sandsman

The mace quivered on impact in the gauntlet of the Red Prince, and the echo resonated around the Great Hall. But then there was a long creak, and a crack slowly cut across the Table. A stern stare slowly turned into a narrow grin as the ...

Author: Paul Terence Matthias Jackson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409286370

Category:

Page: 265

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Museria is in danger. Barador, emperor of all-powerful Arnin, has been assassinated, and shadowy figures are at large. Prince Saelon assumes control and expels his step-brother, Dalziel.And so begins Dalziel's fantastic journey: his exile and flight from his homeland, and his quest for the mysterious Sandsman, who, it is said, shall rescue Museria from the depths of despair that await.Pursued by dark agents and bounty hunters and cannibals, Dalziel crosses Museria, over land and sea, snow and desert, mountain and forest, meeting strange folk along the way, discovering wonderful places, in search of the real Museria, in search of the Sandsman, in search of himself.
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The Tastemakers

The Tastemakers

For her work with the Red Prince, the existing name made matching the personality more straightforward. “What came out of that session with the Botdens was the idea of princely behavior,” Zimm said. “The Red Prince is a gentleman.

Author: David Sax

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781610393164

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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Tastemaker, n. Anyone with the power to make you eat quinoa. Kale. Spicy sriracha sauce. Honeycrisp apples. Cupcakes. These days, it seems we are constantly discovering a new food that will make us healthier, happier, or even somehow cooler. Chia seeds, after a brief life as a novelty houseplant and I Love the '80s punchline, are suddenly a superfood. Not long ago, that same distinction was held by pomegranate seeds, aç berries, and the fermented drink known as kombucha. So what happened? Did these foods suddenly cease to be healthy a few years ago? And by the way, what exactly is a "superfood" again? In this eye-opening, witty work of reportage, David Sax uncovers the world of food trends: Where they come from, how they grow, and where they end up. Traveling from the South Carolina rice plot of America's premier grain guru to Chicago's gluttonous Baconfest, Sax reveals a world of influence, money, and activism that helps decide what goes on your plate. On his journey, he meets entrepreneurs, chefs, and even data analysts who have made food trends a mission and a business. The Tastemakers is full of entertaining stories and surprising truths about what we eat, how we eat it, and why.
Categories: Cooking

A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes

A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes

In July 1973 Daoud, the red prince, supported by the PDPA faction of the staged a bloodless coup d' e tat in which he ousted his cousin king Zahir and proclaimed Afghanistan a republic with himself as the president, the was setup ...

Author: Hamid Wahed Alikuzai

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490714479

Category: History

Page: 1016

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For 35,000 years ancient Afghanistan was called Aryana (the Light of God) has existed. Then in 747 AD what is today called Afghanistan became Khorasan (which means Sunrise in Dari) which was a much larger geographical area. In the middle of the nineteenth century the name Afghanistan, which means home of the united tribes, was applied originally by the Saxons (present day British) and the Russians. During the Great Games in the middle of nineteenth century, the Durand Line was created in 1893 and was in place until 1993. Saxons created the state of Afghanistan out of a geographical area roughly the size of Texas: in 1893 before which there were 10 million square kilometers, larger than the size of Canada, as means to act as a buffer zone between the Saxon-India & Tsarist-Russia and the Chinese.
Categories: History

Unveiled

Unveiled

She was the widow of Ali Hassan Salameh, known as the Red Prince, a notorious jet set member of the PLO who had been pursued relentlessly by Mossad. At the time, I didn't know more than that, but I gathered that he was important, ...

Author: Deborah Kanafani

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416552596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In the early 1980s, Deborah Jacobs was an ordinary Lebanese American college student from Long Island, New York. By the end of the decade, she would bear witness to the making of international history. Her story begins in graduate school: through a series of chance encounters, young Deborah was introduced to Marwan Kanafani, a dashing former soccer star turned high-ranking Palestinian diplomat who was working at the United Nations. A political dynamo with movie-star charm, Marwan swept Deborah off her feet and into a marriage that kept her in the company of diplomats, dignitaries, world leaders, international glamour and intrigue. Although exciting, this lifestyle also isolated Deborah increasingly from her independent, American way of living, creating a rift that would end their marriage. Marwan's profile was on the rise, and with it came a number of crucial connections for Deborah: while his involvement with the PLO intensified, eventually resulting in his appointment as senior advisor and spokesperson for Yasir Arafat, she formed friendships with such women as Suha Arafat, Queen Dina of Jordan, and other women married to Arab leaders. After her divorce, when these women agreed to tell their stories of struggle and survival for a book, Deborah traveled to the Middle East to record them, planning to join her children, who were on the West Bank visiting their father. To her shock and horror, he refused to return the children to her. Deborah stayed in the Middle East for several years to be near her children, finding strength in the women whose lives she documented and whose incredible stories are told in this book. She was eventually able to arrange the return of her children when they were evacuated to another country during a Palestinian uprising. The story of her journey, intertwined with those of the wives of the Arab leaders, takes the reader into an otherwise inaccessible and cloistered world populated by larger-than-life characters living out all-too-human dramas. Culture, politics, and family collide in this gripping front-row perspective of the Middle East conflict and of the courageous women working behind the scenes for peace and challenging the patriarchal traditions of their homeland.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Terrorism and Counterintelligence

Terrorism and Counterintelligence

Bar-Zohar and Haber, The Quest for the Red Prince, 97, 111. 174. Aaron J. Klein, Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel's Deadly Response (New York: Random House, 2005), 33. 175. Bar-Zohar and Haber, The Quest for ...

Author: Blake W. Mobley

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231528092

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Protecting information, identifying undercover agents, and operating clandestinely—efforts known as counterintelligence—are the primary objectives of terrorist groups evading detection by intelligence and law enforcement officials. Some strategies work well, some fail, and those tasked with tracking these groups are deeply invested in the difference. Discussing the challenges terrorist groups face as they multiply and plot international attacks, while at the same time providing a framework for decoding the strengths and weaknesses of their counterintelligence, Blake W. Mobley provides an indispensable text for the intelligence, military, homeland security, and law enforcement fields. He outlines concrete steps for improving the monitoring, disruption, and elimination of terrorist cells, primarily by exploiting their mistakes in counterintelligence. A key component of Mobley's approach is to identify and keep close watch on areas that often exhibit weakness. While some counterintelligence pathologies occur more frequently among certain terrorist groups, destructive bureaucratic tendencies, such as mistrust and paranoia, pervade all organizations. Through detailed case studies, Mobley shows how to recognize and capitalize on these shortcomings within a group's organizational structure, popular support, and controlled territory, and he describes the tradeoffs terrorist leaders make to maintain cohesion and power. He ultimately shows that no group can achieve perfect secrecy while functioning effectively and that every adaptation or new advantage supposedly attained by these groups also produces new vulnerabilities.
Categories: Political Science

Chrystallia and the Source of Light

Chrystallia and the Source of Light

Behind her, the Red Prince sat on his flashing horse, a twisted smile splitting his misshapen face. “You think you arr getting away?” he sneered, approaching Jesse on his skittish steed. “Too sooon, too soon. We talk about za flashlight ...

Author: Paul Michael Glaser

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781608322343

Category: Fiction

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A life affirming story about a fourteen year old girl and her eleven year old brother who, on the eve of their last Christmas with their dying mother, take a magical journey through the underground world of crystals and minerals in search of the source of light.
Categories: Fiction