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Orkney's Italian Chapel

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Orkney's Italian Chapel was built by Italian POWs held on the island during the Second World War. In the sixty-five years since it was built it has become an enduring symbol of peace and hope around the world. The story of who built the chapel and how it came into existence and survived against all the odds is both fascinating and inspiring. Author Philip Paris's extensive research into the creation of the Italian Chapel has uncovered many new facts, and this comprehensive new book is the definitive account of the chapel and those who built it. It is a book that has waited to be written for sixty-five years.

The Italian Chapel

The Italian Chapel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Paris
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Orkney 1942. Forbidden lovers, divided by war, united by a secret act of creation. Amid the turmoil of the Second World War, a group of Italian prisoners is sent to the remote Orkney island of Lamb Holm. In the freezing conditions, hunger and untold hardships of Camp 60, this ragtag band must work together to survive. Domenico, a talented artist, is among them. He inspires his comrades to create a symbol of peace during these dark days of war, and out of driftwood and scrap they build the Italian chapel: a beacon of hope and beauty in a world ravaged by war. The chapel soon becomes a place of love, too. When Giuseppe, another POW, falls for local woman Fiona, he decides to hide a token of his love there . . . the secret of which is unveiled for the first time in The Italian Chapel. Based on an incredible true story, this heartbreaking and inspiring tale tells of forbidden passion, lifelong friendships and the triumph of the human spirit.

The Metal Heart

The Metal Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Caroline Lea
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A BEAUTIFULLY COMPELLING WARTIME STORY OF FREEDOM AND LOVE The sky is clear, star-stamped and silvered by the waxing gibbous moon. No planes have flown over the islands tonight; no bombs have fallen for over a year. ___________ 'A powerful Second World War love story' The Times 'Deeply evocative of Orkney and its wild beauty. A stunning tale of sisters, salvation and sacrifice' Emma Stonex Orkney, 1941. Five hundred Italian prisoners of war arrive to fortify these wild and desolate islands. Orphaned sisters Dorothy and Constance volunteer to nurse the wounded. But while beautiful, damaged Constance remains wary of the men, Dot finds herself increasingly drawn to Cesare, a young man fighting on the wrong side and broken by the horrors of battle. Secretly, passionately, they fall in love. When a tragic mistake from Con's past returns to haunt them, Dot must make a choice: protect her sister no matter the costs, or save the man who has captured her heart? ___________ 'Confirms Lea as a highly original and inventive writer' Sunday Times 'A tense, passionate and deeply atmospheric novel . . . Caroline's beautiful transported me entirely to another time and land' Susan Fletcher 'A beautiful, heart-breaking tale of grief, love and the bond between sisters' Louise Hare 'Myth, legend, fear and superstition all play a part in this intensely atmospheric novel' Choice Magazine 'Atmospheric, heart-wrenching, evocative' Gytha Lodge Praise for Caroline Lea: 'Enthralling' Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars and The Foundling 'Fantastic' The Times 'Memorable and compelling' Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year Ghost Wall 'Intensely written and atmospheric' Daily Mail 'Gripped me in a cold fist. Beautiful' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton 'Brilliant' Daily Express

The Chapel at the Edge of the World

The Chapel at the Edge of the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kirsten McKenzie
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Emilio and Rosa are childhood sweethearts, engaged to be married. But it is 1942 and the war has taken Emilio far from Italy, to a tiny Orkney island where he is a POW. Rosa must wait for him to return and help her mother run the family hotel on the shores of Lake Como, in Italy. Feeling increasingly frustrated with his situation, Emilio is inspired by the idea of building a chapel on the barren island. The prisoners band together to create an extraordinary building out of little more than salvaged odds and ends and homemade paints. Whilst Emilio's chapel will remain long after the POW camp has been left to the sheep, will his love for Rosa survive the hardships of war and separation? For Rosa is no longer the girl that he left behind. She is being drawn further into the Italian resistance movement and closer to danger, as friendships and allegiances are ever complicated by the war. Human perseverance and resilience are at the heart of this strong debut and the small Italian chapel remains, as it does in reality on the island of Lamb's Holm, as a symbol of these qualities.

Orkney's Italian Chapel

Orkney's Italian Chapel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Paris
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Orkney's Italian Chapel by Philip Paris Summary

Orkney's Italian Chapel was built by Italian POWs held on the island during the Second World War. In the sixty-five years since it was built it has become an enduring symbol of peace and hope around the world. The story of who built the chapel and how it came into existence and survived against all the odds is both fascinating and inspiring. Author Philip Paris's extensive research into the creation of the Italian Chapel has uncovered many new facts, and this comprehensive new book is the definitive account of the chapel and those who built it. It is a book that has waited to be written for sixty-five years.

Men at Arms

Men at Arms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evelyn Waugh
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
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The first part of the Sword of Honour Trilogy, inspired by the author’s experiences in World War II. Guy Crouchback, the youngest member of a declining British aristocratic family, is on self-imposed exile in Italy, ashamed of his failed marriage. When World War II breaks out, he sees a chance to turn his life around, and to combat the evils of modernity. As it turns out, war is not so glamorous as he’d imagined, and he finds himself an officer in an old, stodgy regiment, surrounded by eccentric and buffoonish characters, like his friend Apthorpe, a career soldier with an exceedingly complicated past. Guy is determined to do right by himself, and by his Catholic faith, but circumstances will not make it easy. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Crash Land

Crash Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Doug Johnstone
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571330878
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An adrenaline-charged thriller from the Kindle-bestselling author of Gone Again and Hit and Run. 'An unnerving tale of what happens to ordinary lives when the wheels come off.' VAL MCDERMID 'A haunting, unforgettable page-turner that ticks every excellence box in crime writing.' ALANNA KNIGHT Sitting in the departure lounge of Kirkwall Airport, Finn Sullivan just wants to get off Orkney. But then he meets the mysterious and dangerous Maddie Pierce, stepping in to save her from some unwanted attention, and his life is changed forever. Set against the brutal, unforgiving landscape of Orkney, CRASH LAND is a psychological thriller steeped in guilt, shame, lust, deception and murder.

When Scotland Was Jewish

When Scotland Was Jewish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman,Donald N. Yates
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When Scotland Was Jewish by Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman,Donald N. Yates Summary

The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non–Celtic influence on Scotland’s history has been largely ignored for centuries? This book argues that much of Scotland’s history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional historical account of Scotland, it is proposed, rests on fundamental interpretive errors, perpetuated in order to affirm Scotland’s identity as a Celtic, Christian society. A more accurate and profound understanding of Scottish history has thus been buried. The authors’ wide-ranging research includes examination of census records, archaeological artifacts, castle carvings, cemetery inscriptions, religious seals, coinage, burgess and guild member rolls, noble genealogies, family crests, portraiture, and geographic place names.

The British Empire and its Italian Prisoners of War, 1940–1947

The British Empire and its Italian Prisoners of War, 1940–1947 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. Moore,K. Fedorowich
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The British Empire and its Italian Prisoners of War, 1940–1947 by B. Moore,K. Fedorowich Summary

During the Second World War, British and Imperial forces captured more than half a million Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen. Although a symbol of military success, these prisoners created a multitude of problems for the authorities throughout the war. This book looks at how the British addressed these problems and turned liabilities into assets by using the Italians as a labour force, a source of military intelligence and as a political warfare tool before their final repatriation in 1946-47.

Coming Home to Brightwater Bay

Coming Home to Brightwater Bay Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Holly Hepburn
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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**The BRAND NEW series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde** 'Joyous – a treat of a tale that whisks your heart away to the beautiful shores of Orkney. Prepare to fall in love with this fantastic series!' MIRANDA DICKINSON On paper, Merina Wilde has it all: a successful career writing the kind of romantic novels that make even the hardest hearts swoon, a perfect carousel of book launches and parties to keep her social life buzzing, and a childhood sweetheart who thinks she’s a goddess. But Merry has a secret: the magic has stopped flowing from her fingers. Try as she might, she can’t summon up the sparkle that makes her stories shine. And as her deadline whooshes by, her personal life falls apart too. Alex tells her he wants something other than the future she’d always imagined for them and Merry finds herself single for the first time since – well, ever. Desperate to get her life back on track, Merry leaves London and escapes to the windswept Orkney Islands, locking herself away in a secluded clifftop cottage to try to heal her heart and rediscover her passion for writing. But can the beauty of the islands and the kindness of strangers help Merry to fool herself into believing in love again, if only long enough to finish her book? Or is it time for her to give up the career she’s always adored and find something new to set her soul alight? ?The brand new series from Holly Hepburn, first published as four ebook parts: BROKEN HEARTS AT BRIGHTWATER BAY, SEA BREEZES AT BRIGHTWATER BAY, DANGEROUS TIDES AT BRIGHTWATER BAY and SUNSET OVER BRIGHTWATER BAY ~*~Praise for Holly Hepburn~*~ 'A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters' Rowan Coleman 'Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets! I want to pull up a bar stool, order a large G&T and soak up all the gossip at the Star and Sixpence!' Cathy Bramley 'The Star and Sixpence sparkles with fun, romance, mystery, and a hunky blacksmith. It's a real delight' Julie Cohen 'Like the dream pub landlady who always knows exactly what you want, Holly Hepburn has created the most delightful welcome to what promises to be a brilliant series, in the first Star and Sixpence. The sisters are warm and intriguing, the neighbours are (mostly!) friendly and the gossip is utterly addictive. I was very sad when it was time for last orders, and am already looking forward to the next round. Especially if a certain blacksmith happens to be at the bar...' Kate Harrison 'Warm, witty and utterly charming, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter's day. It left me with the most wonderful happy glow' Cally Taylor 'A super sparkling star of a story and I can’t wait for part two’ Alexandra Brown

Bizarre Scotland

Bizarre Scotland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Long
Editor: Constable
ISBN: 1472117476
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From the world's oldest indoor loo to a theatre where spectators fill their pockets with poo, the definitive guide to the stranger side of Scotland shows there's a lot more to the place than tartan, haggis and tossing the caber. Inside you'll find: The world's longest man-made echo A city where aliens are welcome What the Royals really think of it Britain's weirdest wig The worst Scottish accents ever Our tallest hedge and oldest tree Loch monsters nastier than Nessie A road you can roll up Scots in Space Whether it's Ruthven or Ruthven? Britain's loneliest bus stop (and its loveliest) A school for spies The cost of burning witches An aeroplane made from seaweed . . . and why the Queen needs rubber gloves Praise for Bizarre London: 'In a market niche that's now as crowded as the 18:22 to Reading, Bizarre London pummels its bantamweight rivals with knockout clouts of trivia that even this weary correspondent hadn't encountered before.' The Londonist

Reise Know-How Wohnmobil-Tourguide Schottland mit Hebriden und Orkneys

Reise Know-How Wohnmobil-Tourguide Schottland mit Hebriden und Orkneys Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Torsten Berning
Editor: Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump
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Reise Know-How Wohnmobil-Tourguide Schottland mit Hebriden und Orkneys by Torsten Berning Summary

Dieser Wohnmobil-Tourguide ist der ideale Begleiter, um die schönsten Regionen Schottlands zu erkunden. Zehn detaillierte Routenbeschreibungen - über fünfzig Camping- und Stellplatzbeschreibungen inkl. GPS-Daten und Anfahrt - 11 Seiten Routenatlas - landschaftliche Höhepunkte, sehenswerte Städte, charmante Dörfer und kilometerlange Strände - wertvolle Tipps für Restaurantbesuche und den Kauf lokaler Produkte. Ob erfahrener Wohnmobilist oder Neueinsteiger, mit diesem Tourguide gelingt jedem das passende Reiseerlebnis. Zehn miteinander verbundene Routen führen durch einen der am dünnsten besiedelten Landstriche Europas, entlang des gesamten schottischen Küstenstreifens. Für die ganz Verwegenen geht es noch auf die Hebriden mit den Inseln Skye, Lewis and Harris und auf die Orkneys. Neben Glasgow und Edinburgh werden pittoreske Orte wie Pitlochry oder Kinlochbervie und die Grampian Mountains oder die Skigebiete um Aviemore besucht. Alte Burgen, Schlösser und Ruinen, Whisky-Destillerien, Highland Games und Dudelsack - kein Aspekt einer Schottland-Tour bleibt unerwähnt. Aus dem Inhalt: - Zehn detailliert ausgearbeitete und kombinierbare Routenvorschläge - Hinweise und Vorschläge zur Anreise mit der Fähre - Park-, Camping- und Stellplätze mit allen Details - Stadtbesichtigungen mit geeigneten Stell- und Parkplätzen - Sehenswürdigkeiten, Restaurants und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten - Vier übersichtliche Stadtpläne, abgestimmt mit dem Text - Die schönsten Strände an den Küsten und Wanderwege entlang der Routen - 11 Seiten Routenatlas mit Campingplätzen - Durchgängig GPS-Daten - Ratschläge zur Sicherheit und Pannenhilfe - Kurzweilige Exkurse zu historischen und kulturellen Themen - Deutsch-Englisch-Wörterliste mit speziellem Womo-Vokabular Wohnmobil-Tourguide - die aktuellen Bordbücher von Reise Know-How zu den beliebtesten Wohnmobil-Regionen Europas. Fundiert, übersichtlich, praktisch. Mit exakten Routenkarten und Stadtplänen, stimmungsvollen Fotos, strapazierfähiger Bindung, GPS-Stellplatzdaten zum Herunterladen. REISE KNOW-HOW - Reiseführer für individuelle Reisen

Saints and Sailors

Saints and Sailors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pam Rhodes
Editor: Lion Fiction
ISBN: 1782641572
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Three groups of people come together for a more-or-less godly cruise around the British Isles: to Lindisfarne, the Loch Ness Monster Museum, Iona and Mull, Dublin and the Scilly Isles. There are familiar faces from St Stephens, Dunbridge; some new folk from Neil's new parish in Derbyshire; and the slightly long-suffering crew, not least her skipper. A cruise is a great place to make new friends, with leisure for decent conversations. It can also be an awkward, confined space with those you would really rather avoid. Some of the party are facing tough decisions - not least of which, whether to say 'yes' - and some tensions just cannot be left on land. This book is a delight: full of compassion, humour, and Pam's acute observations.

Scotland

Scotland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Whyte
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781901522181
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Designed for the independent traveller to Scotland, this guide covers all the popular places of interest, events and attractions, together with a factfile providing essential travel information. It offers advice on means of travel, route details, accommodation, eating out and sporting activities.

A Fragment of Life

A Fragment of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hebe Morgan
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490731237
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There is a problem for the writer who decides to write his or her autobiography; and it is one that I have had to make a decision about. I know who I am when I am being myself in my day to day existence; I know who I am when I am writing and publishing my work. But who am I when the two collide? In fact, whose name will appear on the cover? Finally, I decided that I must emerge from my concealing curtainmy pen-nameand face the fact that Barbara Yates Rothwell could not have written this Fragment without Hebe Morgan. So I am happy to combine my two lives for once, and let the reader in on the secret. I have been Hebe for 85 years; and I have been Barbara for about 50 of those years. The two of us get on quite well: Hebe makes the beds and the coffee while Barbara gets to the computer. Hebe was married for 59 years to Dr Derek Moore Morgan, and looked after the family; Barbara, meanwhile, managed to establish her writing career. Looking back, I think both of me were quite successful at what we took on! You may wonder what the point is in having a pen-name. People have often asked me this, and some have thought it was not sensible to try to make a name for oneself as a writer by using another name. The reasons will be as many as the people who choose to do this. In my case, I found it released me from thinking too conventionally. As we now say, it permitted me to think outside the square. Being a wife and mother is wonderful, but it can tend to make one think along very straight lines. A fiction writer needs to be able think freely, to analyse characters, to imagine lives that perhaps have nothing to do with the authors daily existence. I found it very helpful. However you think of me, whichever hat I wear for you, I hope you will enjoy journeying with me for a little while as I explore my own fragment of life.

Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer

Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harry Quetteville
Editor: Aurum
ISBN: 1781311080
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The Telegraph’s obituaries pages are renowned for their quality of writing and capacity to distil the essence of a life from its most extraordinary moments. A unique mix of heroism, ingenuity, infamy and the bizarre, Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer collects the very best of those obituaries to present an endlessly absorbing compendium of human endeavour. Organised day by day around the calendar year, with each life presented on the date it ended, the book features hundreds of remarkable stories. World statesmen jostle with glamorous celluloid stars, pioneering boffins sit alongside chart-topping rock ’n’ rollers, while artists and their muses mingle with record-breaking sportsmen, Victoria Cross winners, spies, showgirls and captains of industry – as well as the titans of rather more esoteric fields. Here, for instance, can be found Britain’s greatest goat breeder, a hangman who campaigned to abolish the death penalty, a priest to Soho’s pimps, a cross-dressing mountaineer and a minister who preached a gospel of avarice - donations in notes only, please, as ‘change makes me nervous’. A treasure trove of human virtue, vice and trivia, Thinker, Failure, Soldier, Jailer is the perfect gift for the armchair psychologist in all of us.

Bloody Foreigners

Bloody Foreigners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Winder
Editor: Abacus
ISBN: 0748123962
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Bloody Foreigners by Robert Winder Summary

Immigration is one of the most important stories of modern British life, yet it has been happening since Caesar first landed in 53 BC. Ever since the first Roman, Saxon, Jute and Dane leaped off a boat we have been a mongrel nation. Our roots are a tangled web. From Huguenot weavers fleeing French Catholic persecution in the 18th century to South African dentists to Indian shopkeepers; from Jews in York in the 12th century (who had to wear a yellow star to distinguish them and who were shamefully expelled by Edward I in 1272) to the Jamaican who came on board the Windrush in 1947. The first Indian MP was elected in 1892, Walter Tull, the first black football player played (for Spurs and Northampton) before WW1 (and died heroically fighting for the allies in the last months of the war); in 1768 there were 20,000 black people in London (out of a population of 600,000 - a similar percentage to today). The 19th century brought huge numbers of Italians, Irish, Jews (from Russia and Poland mainly), Germans and Poles. This book draws all their stories together in a compelling narrative.

Schottland Reiseführer Michael Müller Verlag

Schottland Reiseführer Michael Müller Verlag Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andreas Neumeier
Editor: Michael Müller Verlag
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E-Book zur 9. komplett überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Auflage 2021 Männer in Kilts, Klänge aus dem Dudelsack und natürlich Nessie, das liebenswerte, aber äußerst kontaktscheue Seeungeheuer - das gängige Schottland-Klischee lässt sich etwa auf diese Formel bringen. Wer mehr wissen will, ist mit dem mittlerweile in siebter Auflage vorliegenden Buch von Andreas Neumeier bestens bedient. Von den einsamen Stränden im Südwesten über die Highlands mit dem Touristenmagneten Loch Ness bis hin zu den Orkney- und Shetland-Inseln im äußersten Norden begleitet der Autor den Urlauber auf einer abwechslungsreichen Tour durch ein Land, dessen Reize insbesondere Individualtouristen schon lange begeistern. Die landschaftliche Vielfalt ist beeindruckend, das kulturelle Erbe reich, und es gibt so viel Unterschiedliches zu entdecken, dass man fast zwangsläufig zum "Wiederholungstäter" werden muss. Das Buch bietet eine immense Fülle von Informationen zur Reisevorbereitung und zur Orientierung vor Ort, und wer weiß: Vielleicht wird ja auch das Geheimnis um Nessie gelüftet ...

Rosicrucian America

Rosicrucian America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Sora
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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An in-depth history of Rosicrucianism, its key members, and their roles in the formation and settling of America • Explores Sir Francis Bacon and Dr. John Dee’s deep influence on England’s colonization of America as well as the Rosicrucian influence on the Founding Fathers and on cities such as Philadelphia and Williamsburg • Explains how Bacon was the author of many anonymous Rosicrucian texts and how he envisioned America as the “New Atlantis” • Reveals the connections of the Order of the Rosy Cross to the Knights of the Golden Circle and to the Georgia Guidestones Dr. John Dee and his polymath protégé Sir Francis Bacon were the most influential men in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, part of an elite group with invisible control throughout Europe. And, as Steven Sora reveals, not only were they key members of the Rosicrucians, they were the driving force behind England’s colonization of the New World and the eventual establishment of the United States. From Avalon in Newfoundland to New England to Pennsylvania and Virginia, Sora shows how Bacon and Dee’s Rosicrucian impact is felt throughout North America. He details Bacon’s possible authorship of the anonymous Rosicrucian texts of the early 1600s, his connections with Sir Walter Raleigh’s School of Night, and the origins of Rosicrucianism in Bacon’s Order of the Helmet. He explains how Bacon envisioned America as the New Atlantis, a utopia where liberty and freedom of learning prevailed--a key tenet of the “Invisible College” of the Rosicrucian Order--and how Dee convinced the Queen that England had rightful claims in the New World by drawing on legends of both King Arthur and Welsh Prince Madoc voyaging West to America. Sora looks at Rosicrucian influences on the Founding Fathers and earliest settlers of America, such as Washington, Franklin, and William Penn of Pennsylvania, on the American Revolution, and on American colonies, such as the Williamsburg colony. He details how Penn invited Rosicrucians to Philadelphia and how the city’s layout follows esoteric principles, including a direct reference to Bacon’s New Atlantis. Moving into the 1800s and beyond, he reveals how a handful of Rosicrucians served as the Inner Sanctum of the Knights of the Golden Circle and how Rosicrucians are behind the Georgia Guidestones, carved granite monoliths with messages in ancient languages. Providing a thorough and expansive view of Rosicrucianism, its occult origins, and its deep imprint on America, Sora shows how this secret society still continues to exert invisible influence on the modern world.

The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology

The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Thomas
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616400684
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Once considered the largest and most extensive source of biographies in the English language, The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology contains information on nearly every historical figure, notable name, and important subject of mythology from throughout the world prior to the 20th century. Spanning all fields of human effort-from literature and the arts to philosophy and science-and touching on topics from multiple areas of mythological study, including Norse, Greek, and Roman, this extraordinary reference guide continues to be one of the most thorough and accurate collections of biographical data ever created. Combining mythological and biographical entries into a single, comprehensive list, and incorporating a unique system of indicating pronunciation and orthography, The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology offers readers an unparalleled record of historically significant identities, from the obscure and forgotten newsmakers of yesteryear to the highly celebrated shapers of history that remain influential today. Volume I (A-CLU) of this exquisite four-volume set includes information on such names as John Quincy Adams, Achilles, sop, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra, as well as a detailed introduction to the entire body of this work. JOSEPH THOMAS (1811-1891) also wrote A Comprehensive Medical Dictionary, various pronouncing vocabularies of biographical and geographical names, and a system of pronunciation for Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazetteer of the World.