The Terrible Leader

Author: Dan White

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9814351776

Category: Business

Page: 313

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This book is unlike any other management book on the market. In a crowded market place full of well-intentioned books with advice and guidance on how to be a better leader, The Terrible Leader goes completely against the grain.
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Ivan the Terrible

Terrifying Tyrant of Russia

Author: Ryan Nagelhout

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482447940

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Does Ivan Vasilyevich, also known as Ivan the Terrible, deserve his menacing moniker? The grand prince of Moscow built an empire in the 16th century to become the first tsar of Russia in 1547. Though his achievements were considerable during his time in power, his suspicions about the loyalty of his subjects led to thousands of executions, casting a bloody pall over his entire reign. This story of an intriguing—though chilling—ruler will captivate readers as well as give them an understanding of the conflicts in Europe and Asia at this time.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Robert Payne,Nikita Romanoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0815412290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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This definitive biography offers abundant details on the life of Russian Czar Ivan IV, including his violent moodswings and his callous cruelty.
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Ivan the Terrible

A Military History

Author: Alexander Filjushkin

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1473815592

Category: History

Page: 304

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An in-depth look at the military strategy of the first Russian ruler to invade Europe. Ivan’s campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege to Reval, creating vital trade routes over the Baltic Sea. At the Battle of Ergema, the Russians defeated the knights of the Livonian Order, fueling Ivan’s dreams of a Russian Empire. However, as Erik XIV of Sweden recaptured Reval, and the Poles joined forces with the Lithuanians, the war began to turn against Ivan. In 1571, an army of 120,000 Crimean Tatars crossed the River Ugra, crushed the Russian defenses, and burned Moscow to the ground. As Ivan became increasingly paranoid and violent, he carried out a number of terrible massacres. It is thought that more than forty thousand were killed when the Russians sacked the town of Novgorod in 1570, and many were tortured and murdered in front of Ivan and his son. This book describes the organization and equipment of the tsar’s army and the forces of his enemies, the Poles, Lithuanians, Tatars, and Livonian Knights. The narrative examines all of Russia’s military campaigns in Eastern Europe and Western Siberia during the period of 1533 to 1584—in the first specialist study of Ivan the Terrible’s military strategy to be published in English.
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Ragnarok

Author: John Gribbin,D.G. Compton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575132299

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The day of ice and fire, that brings in its wake devastation to the world. Dr Robert Graham, noted nuclear physicist, has campaigned hard and long for disarmament. Now his patience is at an end. With an ill-assorted handful of desperate, like-minded 'terrorists', he plans to hold the human race to ransom. His bargaining power is terrifying - nothing short of Ragnarok itself. The world governments must listen - or the countdown to nuclear winter has already begun . . .
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Vajrayogini

Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms

Author: Elizabeth English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861716574

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Vajrayogini is a tantric goddess from the highest class of Buddhist tantras who manifests the ultimate development of wisdom and compassion. Her practice is prevalent today among practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This ground-breaking book delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Cakrasamvara tantra and in Indian tradition relating to siva. The focus of this work is the Guhyasamayasadhanamala, a collection of forty-six sadhanas, or practice texts. Written on palm leaves in Sanskrit and preserved since the twelfth century, this diverse collection, composed by various authors, reveals a multitude of forms of the goddess, each of which is described and illustrated here. One of the sadhanas, the Vajravarahi Sadhana by Umapatideva, depicts Vajrayogini at the center of a mandala of thirty-seven different goddesses, and is here presented in full translation alongside a Sanskrit edition. Elizabeth English provides extensive explanation and annotation of this representative text. Sixteen pages of stunning color plates not only enhance the study but bring the goddess to life.
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Spiritual Leadership

Moving People on to God's Agenda

Author: Henry T. Blackaby,Richard Blackaby

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805418458

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Presents insights and guidance on developing and maintaining one's spiritual leadership skills.
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