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By James S Romm. 2014
Explores the moral struggles, political intrigues and violent vendettas that enmeshed Seneca, the ancient Roman writer and philosopher, in the… brutal daily lives of the imperial family and the regime of his student, Nero. 2014.
By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
By Peter Meineck. 2005
In this course, New York University professor Peter Meineck examines, in detail, the way in which military power, colonial organization,… superior technology, a well-organized infrastructure, and a cohesive economic system helped to make Rome such a successful empire. These elements of Roman genius are well known, but it was the very idea of Rome that proved persuasive and this Roman ideal was born from mythology. 2005.
By H. W. F Saggs. 1989
Archaeological discoveries have proven that rich cultures in Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Iran and Mesopotamia existed 2000 years before the Greek… and Roman civilizations. The author discusses politics, religion, education, trade, law, medicine and architecture. 1989.
By David Soren, Aicha Ben Abed Ben Khader, Hédi Slim. 1990
The history and culture of Tunisia, one of the most powerful cities in ancient times, from its colonization by the… Phoenicians in the 8th or 9th century B.C. to the end of the Roman occupation in the 7th century A.D. 1990.
By Don Nardo. 1994
History of the culture often credited with originating belief in the worth of the individual. Begins with the birth of… Greek civilization about 2200 B.C. and continues with the development of city-states, the Greek and Persian wars, the Athenian Empire and Athens's golden era, the Peloponnesian War, the feats and death of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age that ended about A.D. 1. Junior High. c1994.
By John Farman. 1998
By John Farman. 1997
By Fernando Báez, Alfred J Mac Adam. 2008
Beginning with ancient Mesopotamia, Báez considers the wide-ranging reasons why books are destroyed: the desire of conquerors to eradicate their… predecessors or foreign cultures, religious intolerance, fire and other natural or man-made disasters. Other books were lost because they were no longer considered important, and we know of them only through references in other works. Includes a chapter on fictional book destroyers, from Don Quixote to Fahrenheit 451. Some descriptions of violence. c2008. Uniform title: Historia universal de la destrucción de libros.
By P. J Naworynsk. 2017
The announcement was shocking - Canada would not be sending a team to the 1948 Winter Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged,… a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron leader, Sandy Watson, quickly assembled a team of air force hockey players who were "amateur enough" to complete under the Olympic guidelines. This is the inspiring untold story of a group of determined men, fresh from the battlefields of WWII, who surprised a nation and the world. 2017.
By Caroline Mustill, E. H Gombrich. 2005
A history of humankind from the Stone Age through World War II, including accounts of cave people and their inventions,… ancient life along the Nile and in Mesopotamia and Greece, the growth of religion, the Dark Ages, and the New World. Also provides concise sketches of such figures as Confucius, Alexander the Great, Jesus, Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon, and Columbus. Originally written in 1935. For grades 4-7. c2005. Uniform title: Kurze Weltgeschichte für Junge Leser.
Offers an account of the ‘classical’ period of Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC… to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. Covers the history of an important period, including: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian war, and the conquests of Alexander the Great. 2010.
By Eric H Cline. 2007
George Washington University professor, Erich H. Cline, delves into the history of Ancient Greece, frequently considered to be the founding… nation of democracy in Western civilization. From the Minoans to the Mycenaeans to the Trojan War and the first Olympics, the history of this civilization abounds with momentous events and cultural landmarks that resonate through the millennia. 2007.
By Eric H Cline. 2006
George Washington University professor Eric H. Cline delivers lectures that follow the course of Israel's history from Abraham and the… Patriarchs through the Exodus, Exile, and two great Jewish rebellions, encompassing a rich history that increases one's understanding of Israel’s place in the world today. 2006.
By Frances B Titchener. 2003
Utah State University professor Frances Titchener delivers a course that will examine important events and key figures of the epoch.… Major themes will be explored while touching upon the fascinating details of Roman life, such as the Romans' intensely hierarchical social order. 2003.
By Stephen Harper. 2013
In the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights were as much off the ice as on it. Harper describes the… hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who built the game, and the rise and fall of legendary teams pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historian’s perspective and fan’s passion, he presents a riveting and often-surprising portrait, capturing everything from the physical contests on the rinks to the battles behind the scenes and the changing social conventions of the twentieth century. Bestseller. 2013.
By Sally Manning. 2002
On February 21, 2002, the Canadian National Women's Hockey Team was up against their arch-rival, Team U.S.A, at the Salt… Lake City Olympics. They were determined to make up for not winning the gold medal at Nagano four years earlier, and to overcome a 1 and 8 record against the American team. Calmly standing behind the Canadian bench was Danièle Sauvageau, coach and former police officer, and one of the most intriguing and inspiring people in sport today. 2002.
By Charles C Mann. 2006
Offers conclusions from anthropological and archaeological research about the western hemisphere before European exploration. Examines the evidence of a large… indigenous population and the ecological impact the people had on the environment through crop modification, landscaping, and farming the rainforest. Discusses the rise and fall of Indian empires. Some descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 2005.
By Ed Arnold. 2005
The Montreal Canadiens made the Peterborough Petes part of their farm system in the mid-1950s, and a number of great… coaches - from Scotty Bowman to Roger Neilson - have stood behind the Petes' bench. As well, the Petes can boast players from Dit Clapper and Bob Gainey to Steve Yzerman and Chris Pronger. A look at how Peterborough has achieved pre-eminence among hockey cradles. 2005.
By Wayne Gretzky, Kirstie McLellan Day. 2016
Wayne Gretzky looks back on the last ninety-nine years and tells us, from his point of view, about the NHL’s… most memorable moments. From hockey's fierce early battles on natural ice; through its mythical golden era, where Howe, Richard, Béliveau, Hull, Orr, and Esposito defined greatness; through the unforgettable dynasties in Montreal, New York, and Edmonton and the success stories of today’s NHL, Gretzky takes us onto the ice and into the dressing room to share never-before-published stories about the great players and great characters who have inspired him. Bestseller. 2016.