A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine p..
In 1922, just four years after the war to end all wars, an unknown Austrian then living in Bavaria planned a pamphlet to be called Settling Accounts. In it he intended to attack the ineffectiveness of the dominant political parties in Germany which were opposed to the new National Socialists (Nazis)..
With more than six million copies sold, this historical novel is the story of the man who gambled for Christ's robe and won. The book explores the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus through the experiences of the Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio and his Greek slave Demetrius. Here is a timeless sto..
The Manifesto of the Communist Party, one of the most important political documents in the history of the world, begins with the prophetic words "A spectre is haunting Europe--the spectre of communism." This brief book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand modern European history...
This book contains English translation of the original classic Chinese text 'Tao Te Ching' forming foundation for both philosophical and religious Taoism. The roots of Taoism go back at least to the 4th century BCE. Early Taoism drew its cosmological notions from the School of Yinyang Naturalists...
2019 Reprint of 1957 Edition. Abridged Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Illustrated by Paul McPharlin and translated by George Long. The Meditations has become a classic statement of the Stoic style or philosophy of life. Written i..
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel exerted an almost hypnotic influence not only over his own troops but also over the Allied soldiers of the Eighth Army in World War II. Even when the legend surrounding his invincibility was overturned at El Alamein, the aura surrounding Rommel himself remained unsullied. ..
Disgusted by slavery and the Mexican War, Thoreau gave lectures on, "The Rights and Duties of the Individual in relation to Government," which became the basis for this 1849 essay Civil Disobedience originally titled, "Resistance to Civil Government."Cited by both Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther..
Egypt... land of romance, mystery, and exploding camels. Lilly Linton thought she'd be ready for anything after one month of working for her boss - cold, calculating businessman Rikkard Ambrose. But when they embark on a perilous hunt through the desert, she has to face dangers beyond anything she h..
THE DEAD is the final short story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. It is the longest story in the collection and is often considered the best of Joyce's shorter works.The story centres on Gabriel Conroy on the night of the Morkan sisters' annual dance and dinner in the first week of ..
Excerpt from Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery, and Other Matters Connected With the Work of House Surgeons and Surgical DressersThis main idea I have wished to express in the title I have chosen, and it has been very far from my desire to write in any sense an e..
Excerpt from Principles of Political ScienceAs this book is meant to be a text-book for the earlier stages of political and economic studies I have not elaborate-d what may be called abnormal theories. A fair impersonal presentation of modern political theory has been my endeavour. Originally I mean..
Unabridged private reflections of the Emperor of Rome, on how one is to exist in a world of chaos. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and in the most accepted translation by George Long, is a book that belongs on everyone's shelf.A favorite of Bill Clinton and John Steinbeck, and influenc..
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Written at the time of the Russian February 1917 Revolution, before the Bolshevik take-over in October, this is Lenin's tour de force, a rebuttal of the views of Krautsky and other 'opportunists' who had fudged Marx's core teachings for their own political ends.Using quotes from Marx and Engels, Len..
The Symposium is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. 385-380 BC. It concerns itself at one level with the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and is the origin of the concept of Platonic love.Love is examined in a sequence of speeches by men attending a symposium, or drinking party. Each man mus..
NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retire..
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War i..
A spellbinding story of curiosity, love and obsession from an astonishing new talent. One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As g..