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Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in some of China's most brutal labour camps. Three times he tried to escape. And three times he failed. But, determined, he eventually broke free. This is a memoir of his struggle to retain dignity, integrity and freedom.
Did you know the term "roughing it" comes from the 1820 settlers' tent village at Algoa Bay? Or that her new home "the most miserable country mentioned in the world?"
This is the story of the 1820 settlers dramatic first three years in their own words - letters, journals and diaries tell of dangerous voyages and the establishment of farms in a harsh environment. a compelling narrative that moved.
'A letter is handed to you. In broken English, it tells you that you must now vacate your farm; that this is no longer your home, for it now belongs to the crowd on your doorstep. Then the drums begin to beat.'
This beautiful reference guide provides a clear and comprehensive look at the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in World War II. It offers an excellent overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies. The weapons described here range from the pistol to the 75t battle tank and from single-engine fighter planes to the largest, heaviest battleships ever to have sailed the seas. Everything you might want to know about the development and deployment of each type of weapon can be found here along with technical specifications, brought to life by over 500 photographs and technical drawings. Bursting with facts, this book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in history or military history wishing to learn more about how developments in weapons technology influenced the course of World War II.
From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Ellis has included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting tales which have been lying in manuscript form, translated and unknown to the modern general reader.
A brilliant and penetrating history of the First World War by one of the world's foremost experts on the conflict. Reissued for the 100th Anniversary.
The reader who looks into Helene A. Guerber's Myths of the Norsemen - a collection of Norse myths that contains the products of a golden age of Icelandic literacture - will find much that is exotic, even outlandish but also much that is strangely familiar. All the essential human experiences are contained in them, along with some universal themes and motifs.
A precious relic of the beginnings of Northern poetry, these 'old Norse songs' contain a wealth of traditional and mythical lore with a huge cast of characters, from potent and terrible gods to the lesser tribes of supernatural beings such as dwarfs, elves and witches.
Helene Guerber was a prolific author of books on the myths and legends of many lands. Her clarity and directness of style bringthese familiar and not-so-familiar stories in all their freshness to a new readership of all ages.
A picture of South Africa and the British Empire during a time of great change, Dr Philip’s Empire documents Philip’s encounters with Dutch colonists, English settlers and indigenous South Africans, his battles with fellow missionaries and colonial authorities, and his lobbying among the powerful for indigenous people’s civil rights.
* One of four NEW books in Mike Harding's bestselling series * Stunning new jacket treatment * Original four titles re-launched and re-jacketed * Promotable author with high media profile
The traumatic story of one of the last major battles of World War II, in which the Poles fought off German troops and police, street by street, for sixty-three days.
A masterful history of Rome's first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword.
Widely considered to be the most important biography of Nelson Mandela, Antony Sampson's remarkable book has been updated with an afterword by acclaimed South African journalist, John Battersby.
The Greek myths contain some of the most thrilling, romantic and unforgettable stories in all human history - and here they are brought to life in a vivid retelling.