Category: History

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Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business

Description The real story of what it takes to risk it all and go for broke. Conventional wisdom says most startups need to be in Silicon Valley, started by young engineers around a sexy new idea, and backed by VC funding. But as Mikkel Svane reveals in Startupland, the story of founding Zendesk was anything but conventional. Founded in a Copenhagen loft by three thirty-something friends looking to break free from corporate doldrums, Zendesk Inc. is now one of the hottest enterprise software companies, still rapidly growing with customers in 150 countries. But its success was anything but predestined. With revealing stories both funny and frank, Mikkel...

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Swami Vivekananda: The Journey of a Spiritual Entrepreneur

Description Swami Vivekananda: The Journey of a Spiritual Entrepreneur details the events of Vivekananda’s life, encompassing his transformation from a nameless wanderer to the most renowned representative of Hinduism of all times. In this book, we come across the Vivekananda who not only created history by delivering the Chicago Lecture in 1893 but also established the Ramakrishna Order through an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit which brought to the fore his qualities as a decisive leader and an excellent communicator who reached out globally to convey the message of the Vedanta. These attributes of Vivekananda’s personality have remained largely unexplored in most of the books written on him....

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The Three Dimensions of Freedom

Description At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue over who has the right to speak. To protect ourselves from encroaching tyranny, we must look beyond this one-dimensional notion of what it means to be free and, by reconnecting liberty to equality and accountability, restore the individual agency engendered by the three dimensions of freedom. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 490 KB)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Morocco (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide), 2019 Edition

Description Discover Morocco with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this spellbinding country before you’ve even packed your case – explore the fascinating cities of Meknès, Fès, and Volubilis, get lost in the bustling medina of Marrakech, hike the road less travelled in the Atlas Mountains, or simply relax in the the pretty fishing village of Essaouira. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Morocco covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won’t miss a thing. *  Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there *  Reasons to love Morocco: incredible architecture, snow-capped mountains,...

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The Illegal: The Hunt for a Russian Spy in Post-War London

Description Gordon Lonsdale arrived in London in 1955. A successful Canadian businessman and lover of the high life, he charmed everyone he met in his adopted country. But Gordon Lonsdale was an elaborate lie. In reality he was Konon Molody, a celebrated Russian spy working for the KGB. Lonsdale was an illegal, an elite brand of undercover agent whose identity was carefully designed to help him avoid detection. Moving with ease through the British establishment, he ran a network of agents, some providing sensitive military secrets. Lonsdale was running a slick operation, but living a double life would exact a considerable toll… When a source...

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The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon’s Temple to the Freemasons

Description Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown. In The Templars, author Michael Haag offers a definitive history of these loyal Christian soldiers of the Crusades—sworn to defend the Holy Land and Jerusalem, but ultimately damned and destroyed by the Pope and his church. A bestseller in the United Kingdom—the first history of the enigmatic warriors to include findings from the Chinon Parchment, the long-lost Vatican document absolving the Knights of heresy—The Templars by Michael Haag is fascinating reading....

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A History of London’s Prisons

Description London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City’s ‘gates’ once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays. Discover the background of a variety of historic places of incarceration such as The Clink, the King’s Bench Prison; and debtors prisons such as the Fleet Prison and the Marshalsea. ‘Lost’ prisons such as the Gatehouse in Westminster, Millbank Penitentiary, Surrey County Gaol in Horsemonger Row, The House...

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A History of Feelings

Description What does it mean to feel something? What stimulates our desires, aspirations, and dreams? Did our ancestors feel in the same way as we do? In a wave of new research over the past decade, historians have tried to answer these questions, seeking  to make sense of our feelings, passions, moods, emotions, and sentiments. For the first time, however, Rob Boddice brings together the latest findings to trace the complex history of feelings from antiquity to the present. A History of Feelings is a compelling account of the unsaid—the gestural, affective, and experiential. Arguing that how we feel is the dynamic product of the existence...

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Trolls: An Unnatural History

Description Trolls are everywhere. They lurk on the internet; they fill the pages of popular fantasy literature; they are hunted in Norwegian film. They are the homeless in California; they are comforting or threatening characters in children’s books; they are amusing dolls. Although trolls are ubiquitous today, for centuries they were confined to the landscape of Scandinavia. They were beings in nature, and their environment was a pre-industrial world in which people lived by farming and fishing on a small scale. This book is a history of trolls from their first appearances in folk tales – some people reported actual encounters with trolls, and others...

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The Book of Ninja: The Bansenshukai – Japan’s Premier Ninja Manual

Description The first complete translation of the ultimate Ninja manual, The Book of Ninja provides a fully comprehensive guide to the ancient arts of the ninja, including espionage, warfare, trap building, infiltrating castles, assassination, hiding magic, lock by-passing, bridge building, thieves’ tools and much more. The first complete translation of the ultimate Ninja manual, The Book of Ninja provides a fully comprehensive guide to the ancient arts of the ninja, including espionage, warfare, trap building, infiltrating castles, assassination, hiding magic, lock by-passing, bridge building, thieves’ tools and much more Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 10.7 MB)