Washington, The Man and the Mason
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Washington, The Man and the Mason

Despite being called Washington, The Man and the Mason, there is very little Masonic content in this book. It is however, a thorough look into the life of the first President of the United States. Chapters include: The Cavaliers; John Washington, the Immigrant; Lawrence Washington of Wakefield; Augustine Washington; Lawrence Washington of Mount Vernon; The Virginia Fairfaxes; Washington, the Surveyor; Washington's Mission to the Fren...

A Sketch of the Life of Apollonius of Tyana
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A Sketch of the Life of Apollonius of Tyana

Chapters include: Born at Tyana; Put to School at Tarsus; Death of his Father; Distributes his Estate left by his Father to His Relatives; Spends Five Years in Silence under the Pythagorean Code; Quells a Riot in Aspendus; Visits Antioch; Travels into India; Meets Damis at Ninus; Returns to Antioch; Goes to Seleucia; Takes Ship for Cyprus; Visits Tomb of Palamedes at Methymna; Sails for Athens; and more.

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Life of Chopin By Franz Liszt

Frederic Chopin, a Polish virtuoso pianist and piano composer of the Romantic period, is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer, and one of the most influential composers for piano in the 19th century. Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist of the 19th century. This book is not so much a biography of Chopin as it is a way of better understanding Liszt and the circumstances of his time. Though critics of Li...

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. It was criticized for presenting a too positive and too enticing picture of the opium experience to readers. And apparently, several English writers: Francis Thompson, James Thomson, William Blair, and perhaps Branwell Brontë — were led to opium use and addiction by De Quincey's a...

The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis : The Political Life of Henry S. Foote, Southern Unionist
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The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis (Southern Biography Series)

Henry S. Foote (1804-1880) was something of a loose cannon throughout his long political career, which extended from the 1830s until his death. He was all over the political landscape, most often as a Democrat, but also as a Whig, a member of the American (Know-Nothing) Party, and finally as a Republican. As a US Senator and governor of Mississippi before the Civil War, he was a staunch unionist, but in 1861as a resident of Tennessee...

Protecting the Empire’s Frontier
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Protecting the Empire's Frontier

“Protecting the Empire’s Frontier paints an intimate group portrait of the officers of the Royal Irish Regiment, which strove to uphold British authority in a vast, newly conquered territory in the years preceding the American War of Independence. Steven M. Baule conducted exhaustive research in British and American archives and also mined a plethora of printed sources, producing a rich reference for students of the British Empire, G...

Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738): Calvinist Chemist and Physician (Edita - History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands) (
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Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738): Calvinist Chemist and Physician

Herman Boerhaave, who held professorships in medicine, botany, and chemistry at the University of Leiden, is often considered the most important medical teacher after Galen. Known during his lifetime as "The Teacher of Europe," his reputation was purported to have reached all the way to China. Previously, historians of science and medicine have stressed the mechanical aspects of his teachings, but have neglected the principles behind...

Thought is Your Enemy: Conversations with U.G. Krishnamurti
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Thought is Your Enemy: Conversations with U.G. Krishnamurti

This book is a compilation of discussions between UG Krishnamurthi and various questioners in India, Switzerland, Australia, the Netherlands, and the U.K. According to UG, "The religious states of bliss and ecstasy can never be experienced, can never be grasped, contained, much less given expression to you, by man. That beaten track will lead you nowhere. There is no oasis situated yonder; you are stuck in a mirage."

The Sublime Object of Ideology (Second Edition)  (The Essential Zizek)
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The Sublime Object of Ideology (Second Edition)

Slavoj Žižek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the “Elvis of cultural theory”, and today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes—all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philos...