Moses had used a sacred staff to separate the waters of the Red Sea and strike water from a rock. Had there been something magical going on? Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the abundant wealth of artwork related to the great prophet Moses?
Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the life events of Moses -- including the Hebrew prophet's Exodus from Egypt into the Promised Land. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental story and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through all of Moses' adventures. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the great Prophet Moses.
Genre: History Length: 349 Pages (7,209 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 22nd, 2020
The rebus pictogram secrets of the 'Book of Kells,' an ancient Insular Manuscript, are visible to those who will truly see. The revelations in this book about that text will push you out of your safe zone. Leonardo Da Vinci had stated that there are three types of people:... 'those who see, those who can be shown and those who will not see.' Find out which type you are by looking at the 'Book of Kells' through the unique perspective of this picture-based book.
Genre: History Length: 348 Pages (9,790 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 22nd, 2020
This picture-based book explores the rebus pictograms of the duo Sun Gods represented in the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican codices. The comparative analysis to the Sun Gods in other ancient religions is shocking! This very popular book has been ranked #1 in Art Criticism in 2019. Available in paperback.
Genre: History Length: 453 Pages (9,512 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 22nd, 2020
The secrets of the 'Voynich Manuscript' are visible to those who will truly see. The revelations in this book about that text will push you out of your safe zone. Leonardo Da Vinci had stated that there are three types of people:... 'those who see, those who can be shown and those who will not see.' Find out which type you are by looking at the 'Voynich Manuscript' through the unique perspective of this book.
Find out why the internet is buzzing about this book's hot-button interpretation of the encrypted 'Voynich Manuscript'! This highly controversial debut book that proclaims to solve the encrypted 'Voynich Manuscript' is a phenomenon taking the nation by storm! Read 'Voynich Manuscipt'--a mind-blowing contemporary interpretation of the famous manuscript jam-packed with shocking revelations and killer twists on its symbolism. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through its story's action. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental text and then acquaints the readers with its history and overall context. The readers embark upon a tour through the 'Voynich Manuscript's story line. Readers will then learn the intricacies of its secrets, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured art. There is a message hidden in the art. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient authors and artists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the riddles, the author has ferreted out the secret message. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how this ancient encoded work should be considered. Surprisingly, there really had been hidden secrets in the artwork ...
Genre: History Length: 357 Pages (6,545 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 22nd, 2020
The Riddle of the Sphinx was an ancient paradox outlining the secret sacred geometry. Its wisdom was real.
Seeking real answers to the mystery of the Riddle of the Sphinx? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the mysteries of the Sphinx--including a perspective on it being related to the Leo-Virgo prophecy amalgamation. The author provides a tight evidentiary argument for the Sphinx being a central part of the wisdom of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the related symbolism. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the secrets, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured emblems. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the Riddle of the Sphinx, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how this ancient work should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the Riddle of the Sphinx.
Genre: History Length: 371 Pages (7,545 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 22nd, 2020
A presidential assassination attempt in Venezuela. Repeated attacks on a Russian airbase in Syria. Strikes on oil tankers and airports in the Yemen conflict. Lethal small drones are already changing the world, and this is just the start. What happens next?
US Special Forces routinely use portable Switchblade killer drones in Afghanistan. ISIS drop grnades from modified consumer drones. Thousands of drones can already be flown together by a single operator.
Swarm Troopers tells the exciting and terrifying truth about the drone revolution: how small, cheap drones bring unprecedent destructive power to the battlefield, making manned aircraft obsolete.
Find out now who the winders and losers will be in the next wave of military innovation which will turn the established order upside down, as hundred-million-dollar jets face swarms of cheap flying robots.
Your guide in this entertaining and informative journey is technology journalist David Hambling (WIRED, Popular Mechanics, Aviation Week) who mixes history, curious anecdote and surprising statistics with penetrating analysis. He shows how drone swarms are evolving the ultimate weapon: precise, deadly and unstoppable . And why no existing defense can handle them.
Swarm Troopers looks at the history of drone warfare, the rise of big drones like the Predator and how they are being eclipsed by smaller unmanned aircraft. And how the future is being shaped by consumer electronics, swarm software, miniaturised munitions and energy-harvesting that allows small drones to fly forever.
What will drone swarms will mean for the balance of power and future wars? Who will be the winners and losers? The answers may surprise you.
Swarm Troopers are coming. Are we ready for them?
A must for anyone who enjoyed Paul Scharre's Army of None.
"Military readers the world over should find this a highly relevant title" -- Andy Kay, Soldier magazine
"Swarm Troopers represents a good basic primer and introduction to this emerging threat ...
Genre: History Length: 323 Pages (670 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 22nd, 2020
A compilation of essays from Medieval to Modern Times with special emphasis on the power of the Tsars, Ukraine and the Russian revolutionary movements. Sergei Eisenstein's early films are also written about in three separate essays.
Genre: History Length: 365 Pages (838 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 21st, 2020
A shocking ancient secret.
The origins of western civilization discovered.
The Renaissance -- our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance, was built upon a secret passed down to a banking family in Florence -- the Medici.
500 years ago that secret was buried.
Florence, Italy, present day. A trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground. Archaeologist Kat Cullen comes across a map that leads her to the Swiss Alps where her partner is murdered and she is left for dead. Kat's husband, professor and classicist -- Jack Cullen, rushes to investigate. He joins with Chester Allen, a scientist from surveillance enterprise TerraTEK Industries, and together they begin to unravel the mystery of the Medici letters in hopes of determining what happened in the Alps. As they dig deeper, Jack stumbles across a secret -- the infamous Medici treasure is real. However, word gets out and Jack soon realizes he's not the only one interested in finding it... a deadly and elusive assassin attempts to seize control, throwing Jack into a series of harrowing escapades -- riding horseback through the streets of Siena, discovering clues inside ancient cathedrals, deciphering 500 year-old cryptosystems and navigating an underground labyrinth in order to solve a secret so powerful it could change the world forever.
This fast-paced adventure blends together a modern-day treasure hunt with historic accounts of Lorenzo de'Medici in Renaissance Florence in an international thriller with plenty of dark twists and exciting turns.
Genre: History Length: 408 Pages (734 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 21st, 2020
'I Remember When I Was Young' is a 400 page collection of half a century of personal memories. Beginning in the 1920s and ending with the 1960s, each chapter contains stories and recollections from individuals throughout the UK and abroad. A wide range of personal memories from childhood, early adulthood and later life.
Some recall humorous or emotional incidents unconnected with the world around them; others describe episodes that have a direct connection to the major events of the day. Written in a variety of styles, all recall a time very different to the present day and all who lived at that time will feel a sense of belonging and possibly a tinge of regret that this time has now passed. Younger readers may be astonished at some of the day to day activities that were taken for granted by their older relatives.
Each chapter covers a decade and begins with an overview of the main historical events of the time. Important discoveries and 'firsts' are highlighted, together with notable anniversaries. The main focus, however, is not on well-documented historical events but on ordinary people's own personal reminiscences. Everyday stories, which will make the reader laugh, cry, ponder and remember.
The memories from each decade paint a picture of life as it was lived by the individuals concerned. Some led similar lives. Some had very different experiences. All are real people sharing their memories with the rest of us. Each decade is distinctly different and the memories captured in this book show how values and lifestyles have changed - perhaps not always for the better...
'I Remember When I Was Young' is not a comprehensive view of life in earlier times. It is a series of snapshots of life as it was lived by ordinary (and in some cases, extraordinary) people. People like you and I.
Genre: History Length: 420 Pages (14,094 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 21st, 2020
The first book in a tremendously exciting new mountain western from Weldon R. Shaw! This is "Lone Wolf: Book One."
Lone Wolf is a book for those who believe in true love and sacrifice for that one particular person they love. To love someone so much you are willing to die for them to ensure their safety. Lone Wolf unfolds in the rough time of the 1860's, in the wilderness of Montana, which had not been tamed as of yet. It was a time when people's lives were lived in the harshest elements and death was a reality.
The story unfolds telling how Britt McCormick, who was sixteen at the time, was found stranded, lonely and helpless by the Cheyenne Indians, who took him in after his family had died. Chief Running Fox found Britt to be a fascinating child and gave him the name of Lone Wolf. Running Fox saw a spirit in Lone Wolfs eyes, unlike any spirit he had ever seen before. He knew this child possessed strong medicine inside him and was destined for great things.
Because of this, he brought Lone Wolf home to his daughter Fawn to take care of and teach. Fawn, which was only eighteen at the time, and recently widowed herself, was very displeased with her father for dropping this white man off on her. She had always been taught to hate the white man, and now her father is asking her to take care of one.
But as time went on, she grew very close to Lone Wolf, and he filled a void in her heart which had been empty for some time. Lone Wolf is a book about love. It tells the story of how love can break down all fear, especially when the one you love is in trouble. It shows the sacrifices one may have to make to keep those close to your heart safe.
It also points out love is not something that is easily received, but rather something you must earn from another person. Lone Wolf proves people from different parts of the world and even customs can come together and be euphoric with each other.
The remarkable part of this novel is, it makes you realize you should never take ...
Genre: History Length: 400 Pages (1,346 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 21st, 2020
This picture-based book decodes a significant part of the real meaning of the 'Voynich Manuscript.' Leonardo Da Vinci had hidden a number '31' in his works. This book is a synopsis of the evidence we uncovered on Da Vinci's hidden number '31' and REBUS picture words in regard to the 'Voynich Manuscript.' We pick apart the various rebus symbols and use a comparative analysis process to explain their meaning. The manuscript had been another angle on the many manifestations of the Philosophers' Stone and its encoded rebus picture words! Was the magic Philosophers' Stone really a Transformation Process involving Leonardo Da Vinci's number '31'? Was the 'Voynich Manuscript' another version of this approach? How did Leonardo Da Vinci's secret number '31' relate to the details of the mysterious 'Voynich Manuscript'? This book illustrates how the hidden number '31' might be embedded throughout science and geometry! Read it today!
Genre: History Length: 678 Pages (20,012 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 20th, 2020
"The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history. A survey of the condition of the race through those barbarous periods, when physical force governed the world, when the motto, "might makes right," was the law, enables one to account, for the origin of woman's subjection to man without referring the fact to the general inferiority of the sex, or Nature's law. Writers on this question differ as to the cause of the universal degradation of woman in all periods and nations. One of the greatest minds of the century has thrown a ray of light on this gloomy picture by tracing the origin of woman's slavery to the same principle of selfishness and love of power in man that has thus far dominated all weaker nations and classes. This brings hope of final emancipation, for as all nations and classes are gradually, one after another, asserting and maintaining their independence, the path is clear for woman to follow. The slavish instinct of an oppressed class has led her to toil patiently through the ages, giving all and asking little, cheerfully sharing with man all perils and privations by land and sea, that husband and sons might attain honor and success. Justice and freedom for herself is her latest and highest demand... "
Genre: History Length: 1,327 Pages (1,695 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 18th, 2020
The labors of those who have edited these volumes are not only finished as far as this work extends, but if three-score years and ten be the usual limit of human life, all our earthly endeavors must end in the near future. After faithfully collecting material for several years, and making the best selections our judgment has dictated, we are painfully conscious of many imperfections the critical reader will perceive. But since stereotype plates will not reflect our growing sense of perfection, the lavish praise of friends as to the merits of these pages will have its antidote in the defects we ourselves discover. We may however without egotism express the belief that this volume will prove specially interesting in having a large number of contributors from England, France, Canada and the United States, giving personal experiences and the progress of legislation in their respective localities.
Genre: History Length: 1,713 Pages (2,142 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 18th, 2020
At the heart of this volume are three trials held in Athens in the fourth century BCE. The defendants were all women and in each case the charges involved a combination of ritual activities. Two were condemned to death. Because of the brevity of the ancient sources, and their lack of agreement, the precise charges are unclear, and the reasons for taking these women to court remain mysterious.
Envy, Poison, and Death takes the complexity and confusion of the evidence not as a riddle to be solved, but as revealing multiple social dynamics. It explores the changing factors - material, ideological, and psychological - that may have provoked these events. It focuses in particular on the dual role of envy (phthonos) and gossip as processes by which communities identified people and activities that were dangerous, and examines how and why those local, even individual,
dynamics may have come to shape official civic decisions during a time of perceived hardship.
At first sight so puzzling, these trials reveal a vivid picture of the socio-political environment of Athens during the early-mid fourth century BCE, including responses to changes in women's status and behaviour, and attitudes to ritual activities within the city. The volume reveals some of the characters, events, and even emotions that would help to shape an emergent concept of magic: it suggests that the boundary of acceptable behaviour was shifting, not only within the legal arena but also
through the active involvement of society beyond the courts.
Genre: History Length: 416 Pages (5,805 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 14th, 2020
True tales (or so it was claimed) of subterranean journeys.
* King Herla in the cavern of the dwarfs
* Enkidu and his descent into Sheol
* Orpheus and Aeneas in Hades
* Sir Owen in Purgatory
* Cuchulain in Tir-nan-Og
* Reuben and the mikvah stairway
* Reverend Kirk and his abduction
* Richard Shaver and the Deros
* Saint-Yves d'Alveydre in Agharta
* Thomas the Rhymer in Fairyland
* Olaf Jansen and the polar opening
* Apollonius of Tyana in the Abode of the Wise Men
* Lobsang Rampa beneath the Himalayas
* Doreal and the mysteries of Mount Shasta
* Guy Ballard and the Ascended Masters
* Captain Seaborn and his voyage to Symzonia
* Walter Siegmeister and the Atlantean tunnels
* Dianne Robbins and the Library of Porthologos
And other visitors to the hidden depths of the earth.
Genre: History Length: 314 Pages (2,837 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 4th, 2020
A deliciously satirical attack on a money-mad society, Vanity Fair, which first appeared in 1847, is an immensely moral novel, and an immensely witty one. Called in its subtitle A Novel Without a Hero, Vanity Fair has instead two heroines: the faithful, loyal Amelia Sedley and the beautiful and scheming social climber Becky Sharp. It also engages a huge cast of wonderful supporting characters as the novel spins from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to affairs of love and war on the Continent to liaisons in the dazzling ballrooms of London. Thackeray's forte is the bon mot and it is amply exercised in a novel filled with memorably wicked lines. Lengthy and leisurely in pace, the novel follows the adventures of Becky and Amelia as their fortunes rise and fall, creating a tale of both picaresque and risqué. Thackery mercilessly skewers his society, especially the upper class, poking fun at their shallow values and pointedly jabbing at their hypocritical morals. His weapons, however, are not fire and brimstone but an unerring eye for the absurd and a genius for observation of the foibles of his age. An enduring classic, this great novel is a brilliant study in duplicity and hypocrisy... and a mirror with which to view our own times.
The more I read Thackeray's works the more certain I am that he stands alone -- alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling... Thackeray is a Titan. -- Charlotte Brontë
Re-reading "Vanity Fair", one realises what a brilliant innovation this was in the English novel. -- V. S. Pritchett
Thackeray's harshest criticism of humanity is simply the point where ours commences. His perception of self-interest in every act is the ABC of modern psychology. -- Louis Auchincloss
Becky Sharp is one of the best bad women in literature... She is deliciously bad in an era when women were not meant to be. -- Donna Leon
I am not conscious of being in any way a disciple of his, unless it constitute discipleship to think him, as I ...
Genre: History Length: 522 Pages (1,370 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 28th, 2020
For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.
Genre: History Length: 338 Pages (7,833 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 28th, 2020
South Korea in the 1950s was home to a burgeoning film culture, one of the many "Golden Age cinemas" that flourished in Asia during the postwar years. Cold War Cosmopolitanism offers a transnational cultural history of South Korean film style in this period, focusing on the works of Han Hyung-mo, director of the era's most glamorous and popular women's pictures, including the blockbuster Madame Freedom (1956). Christina Klein provides a unique approach to the study of film style, illuminating how Han's films took shape within a "free world" network of aesthetic and material ties created by the legacies of Japanese colonialism, the construction of US military bases, the waging of the cultural Cold War by the CIA, the forging of regional political alliances, and the import of popular cultures from around the world. Klein combines nuanced readings of Han's sophisticated style with careful attention to key issues of modernity -- such as feminism, cosmopolitanism, and consumerism -- in the first monograph devoted to this major Korean director.
A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org.
Genre: History Length: 320 Pages (417,521 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 25th, 2020