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The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction by Charles W. Eliot (knowledge house) 4.0 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

( newly updated TOC ) The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result. Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400-450 pages, and the included texts are "so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies." The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's and elsewhere, with great success. Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled 'The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction', offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the 'The Harvard Classics' comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century.

Genre: Education & Teaching [x]
Length: 40,336 Pages (55,610 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

History of Russia: A Captivating Guide to Russian History, Ivan the Terrible, The Russian Revolution and Cambridge Five by Captivating History 4.0 Stars (22 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of Russia, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Four captivating manuscripts in one book: • Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More • Ivan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian History • The Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks • The Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II Russia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is the world's largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes towards Russia. This new captivating history book serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking prince Rurik in 862 AD until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991. Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include: • The Foundation of Rus • The Christianization of Rus • The Fragmentation and Subjugation of Rus • The Rise of Muscovy • Overthrowing the Tatar yoke • Gathering the Russian Lands • The Birth of a Dynasty • The Road to Reform • Imperial Majesty • Enlightened Despotism • Reform and Reaction • War and Revolution • Terror and Upheaval • The Great Patriotic War • Cold War • Reform and Collapse • And much, much more! Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include: • Russia Before the First Tsar • A Lineage of Heroes • The ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [x]
Length: 326 Pages (22,383 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

American History: A Captivating Guide to the History of the United States of America, American Revolution, Civil War, Chicago, Roaring Twenties, ... by Captivating History 4.4 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of the United States of America, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Eight captivating manuscripts in one book: • The History of the United States: A Captivating Guide to American History, Including Events Such as the American Revolution, French and Indian War, Boston Tea Party, Pearl Harbor, and the Gulf War • The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain • The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States • History of Chicago: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events that Shaped the Windy City's History • The Roaring Twenties: A Captivating Guide to a Period of Dramatic Social and Political Change, a False Sense of Prosperity, and Its Impact on the Great Depression • The Great Depression: A Captivating Guide to the Worldwide Economic Depression that Began in the United States, Including the Wall Street Crash, FDR's New deal, Hitler's Rise and More • Pearl Harbor: A Captivating Guide to the Surprise Military Strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service that Caused the United States of America's Formal Entry into World War II • The Gulf War: A Captivating Guide to the United States-Led Persian Gulf War against Iraq for Their Invasion and Annexation of Kuwait Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include: • The People Who Were There First • A Time of Exploration • Colonizing America • The French and Indian War • The Boston Tea Party • The American Revolution • And much, much more! Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include: • Colonial America • The Seven Years' War and Its Consequences • Taxation Without Representation • The Road to War • David Versus Goliath • Independence • And much, much more! In part 3 of this book, you ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [x]
Length: 694 Pages (49,258 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Sparta: A Captivating Guide to the Spartans, Greco-Persian Wars, Battle of Thermopylae, and Peloponnesian War by Captivating History 4.4 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of Sparta, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Four captivating manuscripts in one book: • Spartans: A Captivating Guide to the Fierce Warriors of Ancient Greece, Including Spartan Military Tactics, the Battle of Thermopylae, How Sparta Was Ruled, and More • The Greco-Persian Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States, Including the Battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, and More • The Battle of Thermopylae: A Captivating Guide to One of the Greatest Battles in Ancient History Between the Spartans and Persians • The Peloponnesian War: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Greek War Between the Two Leading City-States in Ancient Greece -- Athens and Sparta Sparta is one of the first names that comes to mind when we think about the ancient world. And this is for good reason. After its founding sometime in the 10th century BCE, Sparta soon rose to be one of the most powerful city-states in not only the Greek but the entire ancient world. Perhaps the most significant achievement in all of Spartan history, though, was their defeat of the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War. This conflict, which lasted roughly 30 years, put the two greatest Greek city-states of the time, Athens and Sparta, up against one another, and the result, a Spartan victory, helped to reshape the entire ancient world. It ushered in a period of Spartan hegemony which was radically different than when the Athenians sat atop the Greek world. Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include: • Who Were the Spartans • The Growth of Spartan Power: The Messenian Wars • A Growing Rivalry with Athens: The Greco-Persian Wars • Victory over Athens: The Birth of the Spartan Empire • Spartan Hegemony, the Corinthian War, and Sparta's Decline • Spartan Government, Military, and Society • And much, much more! Some of the topics covered in ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [x]
Length: 314 Pages (26,793 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
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