An Historical Tale
Author: Nicholas Marcellus Hentz
Category: Delaware Indians
The Last King in India is the story of an extraordinary man whose memory still divides opinion sharply today. Was he, as the British described him, a debauched ruler who spent his time with "fiddlers, eunuchs and women' instead of running the kingdom? Or, as most Indians believe, a gifted poet whose works are still quoted today, and who was robbed of his throne by the East India Company? Somewhere in between the two extremes lies a complex character: a man who married over 350 women, directed theatrical events lasting a month, and built a fairytale palace in Lucknow. Wajid Ali Shah was written out of the history books after his kingdom was annexed in 1856. Some even thought he had been killed during the mutiny the following year. But he lived on in Calcutta where he spent the last thirty years of his life trying to recreate his lost paradise. He remained a constant problem for the government of India, with his extravagance, his menagerie and his wives-in that order. For the first time his story is told here using original documents from Indian and British archives and meetings with his descendants.
Wajid 'Ali Shah, 1822-1887
Author: Rosie Llewellyn-Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
To the Romans, the greatest enemy the Republic ever faced was not the Goths or Huns, nor even Hannibal, but rather a ferocious and brilliant king on the distant Black Sea: Mithridates Eupator VI of Pontus, known to history as Mithridates the Great. At age eleven, Mithridates inherited a small mountain kingdom of wild tribesmen, which his wicked mother governed in his place. Sweeping to power at age twenty-one, he proved to be a military genius and quickly consolidated various fiefdoms under his command. Since Rome also had expansionist designs in this region, bloody conflict was inevitable. Over forty years, Rome sent its greatest generals to contain Mithridates and gained tenuous control over his empire only after suffering a series of devastating defeats at the hands of this cunning and ruthless king. Each time Rome declared victory, Mithridates considered it merely a strategic retreat, and soon came roaring back with a more powerful army than before. Bursting with heroic battle scenes and eloquent storytelling, Michael Curtis Ford has crafted a riveting novel of the ancient world and resurrected one of history's greatest warriors.
Rome's Greatest Enemy
Author: Michael Curtis Ford
Zedekiah ben Josiah was the last king of Judah, and under his leadership, in 586 BCE, Jerusalem was destroyed. Interestingly, the Hebrew and Old Greek versions of Jeremiah present very different portrayals of Zedekiah, prompting a variety of literary and historical-critical questions. In this study, Shelley L. Birdsong uses a multi-critical approach to highlight the two unique characterizations of Zedekiah and address their relationship text- and form-critically. She argues that the Greek text depicts Zedekiah as a manipulative and mysterious Machiavellian prince, whereas the Hebrew presents him as a hesitant and kind king, who metaphorically mirrors the fall of his capital. Following this literary comparison, the author employs several scholarly methods to substantiate the claim that the Hebrew text is a later edited text.
Zedekiah and Sedekias in the Hebrew and Old Greek Versions of Jeremiah 37(44):1-40(47):6
Author: Shelley L. Birdsong
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
“After two years of drifting I finally knew there was only one place that could offer me a shot at peace, and that was my hometown. The city was my crossroads, the crooked man with the slanted grin, my temptation, and I wanted to beat it. I wanted to win. . . .” Two years after leaving Oakland, Maceo Redfield returns to the city, where NBA All-Star Cornelius “Cotton” Knox has become tangled up in the murder of a local call girl. What could easily become a story for the tabloids turns personal when Maceo realizes that his estranged friend Holly Ford has also been linked to the crime. Maceo’s guilt at disappearing, coupled with a heartfelt plea for help from his Aunt Cissy, becomes a potent combination for a man seeking redemption. Taking it upon himself to clear his friend, Maceo stays one step ahead of the police as he traverses the dark corners of the San Francisco Bay Area. And in his quest for the truth, Maceo teams with a sultry con artist named Sonny Boston, “an eight-cylinder chick with bodies in her past.” While navigating the shifting alliances of a territory war, Maceo must also fight off an unseen enemy, a ruthless man with connections to Oakland, who came to town with two things in mind: destroying Holly and eliminating anybody who gets in his way. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Maceo Redfield Novel
Author: Nichelle D. Tramble
Publisher: One World/Strivers Row
As death draws near, life will be lived differently. The Last King of Israel explores how the king of kings chose to live his final ten days culminating in the resurrection. Lessons like spending time with loved ones, dealing with difficult people, handling criticism, resting despite enormous stress, and handling affliction are some of the areas addressed as Jesus faces imminent death. Easter is one of the world's most revered holiday seasons; this book will enhance understanding of this truly holy week. Including the two days before Palm Sunday and continuing through the evening of his resurrection, The Last King of Israel takes the reader on Jesus's epic final ten-day journey as his mission on earth comes to an end. Seeing how he died will teach all of us how to live. Challenging both the heart and the mind, The Last King of Israel is a must-read for those who desire a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and the life he lived.
Lessons From Jesus's Final Ten Days
Author: Michael Chung
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
A brilliant and strikingly original debut novel, The Last King of Lydia imagines the bloody rise and fall of Croesus, 'the richest man on earth', and powerfully shows how happiness, even for those who have everything, is so often elusive. A defeated king stands on top of a pyre. His conqueror, the Persian ruler Cyrus, signals to his guards; they step forward and touch flaming torches to the dry wood. Croesus, once the wealthiest man of the ancient world, is to be burned alive. As he watches the flames catch, Croesus thinks back over his life. He remembers the time he asked the old Athenian philosopher, Solon, who was the happiest man in the world. Croesus used to think it was him. But then all his riches could not remove the spear from his dying elder son's chest; could not bring his mute younger son to speak; could not make him as wise as his own chief slave; could not bring his wife's love back; could not prevent his army from being torn apart and his kingdom lost. As the old philosopher had replied, a man's happiness can only be measured when he is dead. The first coils of smoke wrap around Croesus' neck like a noose...
Author: Tim Leach
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Alien thieves planned to use our world to transfer stolen gold powder from a parallel world through teleportation since they could not break through the parallel world’s defense. Their test failed, and four found themselves in a world free of diseases, religions, wars, and reach in gold. They appeared in the middle of a great conspiracy that, unavoidable, stroked against them too. Jason Park, a writer with several critical books against religions, believed that the new world was the world we would have had we not been manipulated with religious doctrines. He is also hoping to find some evidence supporting his theories about the history of gods and men. Martin Cane, a famous solicitor, wishes to know everything about the new world as he found the woman, responsible for their security, very attractive. Suzan Cohen, also a solicitor, beside worrying and missing her husband and her little son, William, wishes to see as much as possible hoping to be able to do some shopping. Reverent Paul Garner, at the St. Michael Church in the little city of Micropolis, wishes to return home, away from that ungodly world. Their education and experience led them into different paths of interests. Their appearance, however, becomes a problem for them as well as for the world government. Agents and murderers are chasing them, and they have no idea about who are friends or enemies. The alien gods were interested in the gold of earth using human slaves to dig it. Today, they use dogmatic religions in order to exercise dominion over the human race. This manuscript is a result of research about the origins of man, history, religions, and mythology.
And the Archangel St. Michael
Author: Andreas A Paris
Among the ruins of beautiful Angkor Wat, Tiger, Monkey, Water Buffalo and Gecko argue over who would make the greatest king. They decide to race to the top of the hill, each hoping to prove they are most worthy. But along the way their strengths and weaknesses are revealed. Will any of them be good enough to be King? The luscious illustrations of Graeme Base are emphasised in his artwork of Angkor Wat, one of the most beautiful ruins known to people all over the world.
A Celebration of the Animal Kingdom
Author: Graeme Base
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Excerpt from The Last King, or the New France, Vol. 1 of 2: Being a History From the Birth of Louis Philippe in 1773 to the Revolution of 1848 It was intended to call this book The New France in memory of its author's political newspaper, La France N ouvelle, and because his purpose in these pages was not only to picture the past, but to portray the new France made by the Revolution of 1848. 'but while these volumes were passing through the press, a work named The New France was published. To prevent confusion arising between the two books, recourse has been had to Dumas' title Le Dernier Roi des Francais (paris, Souverain, 1852, 8 vols. In. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Being a History From the Birth of Louis Philippe in 1773 to the Revolution of 1848 (Classic Reprint)
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Salomon’s Exodus by Montell Johnson Sr Salomon’s Exodus: Diary of the Last King Volume I is a journey of the soul. After proposing to his high school sweetheart, Salomon has finally gotten everything he’s ever wanted. With the love of his life and plans set for the future; happily ever after seems simple. Until he is awakened from a dream with an unwanted gift and his world is turned upside down. Salomon is faced with a reality that is hard to digest, sending him into a downward spiral. Salomon’s Exodus is a gravitational pull at every emotion you thought you had in check and some you never knew you had. Come… take the journey of a lifetime in this epic tale of betrayal, love, evil and good. Let’s begin the exodus and fall in love with Salomon.
Diary of the Last King Volume I
Author: Montell Johnson Sr
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing