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The Wars of the Roses

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Balmain Mowat<p>The Mediaeval and Modern History of England are divided from one another by the Wars of the Roses. Out of the troubles of that time a New England arose. The period has been described by the historian Stubbs in a memorable passage: “Weak as is the fourteenth century, the …

The Inconvenient Indian

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas King<p><b>WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize</b><i><br>The Inconvenient Indian</i> is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North …

The Art of War

• <b>Author:</b> Sun Tzu<p><i>The Art of War</i> by Sun Tzu is an ancient Chinese military treatise. Sun Tzu devotes 13 chapters to different aspects of warfare ranging from military strategies and tactics to the philosophy of war.<p>Nov 01, 2002 – Sun-tzu's The Art of War has led military strategists, economists, …

The Monuments Men

• <b>Author:</b> Robert M. Edsel & Bret Witter<p>At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would …

History's Greatest Battles

• <b>Author:</b> Nigel Cawthorne<p><i>History's Greatest Battles</i> covers the gamut of warfare, from huge sea battles to single engagements where regiments dug in and fought on, long past the time for surrender.

The World Until Yesterday

• <b>Author:</b> Jared Diamond<p><b>The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us?</b><p><b>“As he did in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs,</b> …

People Who Changed The World

• <b>Author:</b> Rodney Castleden<p>Some people in history seem to have been born to transform the world. Each person in this book made a totally original and individual contribution which had a significant long term impact on the world. His or her actions had a lasting effect on a great many lives at a …

Political Order and Political Decay

• <b>Author:</b> Francis Fukuyama<p><b>The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state</b><p>Writing in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's <i>Origins of Political Order</i> "magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition." In <i>The New York Times</i> …

Rise to Greatness

• <b>Author:</b> Conrad Black<p><b>Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own.</b> <br>From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a …

Being a Writer: My Identity Does Not Come From Meeting Angela Merkel

We all construct an identity and some of that comes from stories. Who did you read when you were coming up? There are writers you read because you had to, but you after that, you moved on. For me that was most of the Beats. When someone says they adore the beat generation, I strive to not assume …

Literature

The Creative Class with Stefan Sagmeister

WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding<p>WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding with a brief look into the life of Stefan Sagmeister. While the name itself might not be recognizable, …

Beware: Facebook can hurt your reputation and wallet

A football fan is plucked from the World Cup audience, handed a modelling contract and gets 2m views on YouTube – but it is all taken away after photos emerge of her hunting big game in Africa. When will people learn that social media can bite back?<p>When 17-year-old Axelle Despiegelaere went to …

Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment | Reuters

(Reuters) - A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.<p>A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, in this file …

Debt Settlement Plans May Put You Deeper in Debt

NEW YORK (MainStreet) Though the average American household that carries a credit card balance from month-to-month owes more than $15,000 across all …

Who should write the rules of global trade? Richard Baldwin on the three top risks of regional trade deals: http://wef.ch/VSBfZ0

Can we continue to borrow from the future? Domestic credit within the world's richest countries has risen from 100% of GDP in 1970 to roughly 160% of GDP in 2012. http://wef.ch/1s3jWS3 Chart: http://wef.ch/1s3jVxD

For Sale: Private Orkney Island & Coastal Farm For £600,000 – The Same As A London Flat (PICTURES)

Londoners, here’s another one of those annoying articles that brags about how much bang for your buck you’d get basically anywhere else on earth.<p>For …

Adidas won the World Cup battle, but Nike is winning the soccer wars

It’s official. Adidas won the World Cup.<p>At least in the sense that whoever wins tomorrow’s final will be wearing the German sportswear giant’s clothing (and for that matter, kicking its balls). Adidas is an official sponsor of FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, meaning its balls are used in World …

Manchester United FC

Putin's Critics Face 'Soviet Fear' In Moscow

House raids, bugging devices, threats, violence and demeaning posters are just a few things Vladimir Putin's critics have faced while trying to run for city parliament in the Russian capital.<p>Two years after President Putin was elected for a historic third term - facing mass protests in Moscow where …

Sony: The Future For The PS Vita Remains Unclear

We may not see any more Western triple-A titles for the handheld.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House has admitted the future of the PS …

A Former iOS Exec Reveals How Developers Can Get Whatever They Want From Apple

But in order to be successful, developers constantly have to make requests of Apple.<p>Apple, which deals with thousands of app developers every day, has a process for these kinds of requests. The company calls them Technical Support Incidents (TSIs).<p>But TSIs are geared more toward bug fixes than …

Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory

Many of the biggest stars in global soccer — Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo — play the regular season with club teams in Spain. Their marquee names have helped their Spanish teams get filthy rich. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona top <i>Forbes</i> magazine's list of the world's richest sports franchises. You have to …

Irish priest forbids 'unsavoury' yoga

<b>An Irish priest has warned his parishioners against taking part in yoga, describing it as "unsavoury".</b><p>Fr Padraig O'Baoill, a parish priest in Gweedore, County Donegal, issued the warning in a parish newsletter.<p>The weekend bulletin stated Catholic parishioners should not "endanger" their souls by …

Yoga

Research Shows Successful Leaders Aren't Just Smart - They're Also Socially Adept

Intelligent people rose to the top of the corporate ladder just a few decades ago regardless of their social skills. But, being smart isn’t enough to guarantee a meteoric rise in the business world anymore – leadership requires you to be socially adept. In fact, your social skills may be just as …

Here's How Google Glass Could Transform Visits To The Doctor Office

Nashville-based startup Octovis, Inc. is working with doctors to bring Google Glass technology — the $1,500 wearable computing device — into examining rooms and operating rooms to make it easier for doctors to take notes and access patient information, like MRIs or other images during surgery.<p>We …

The costs and benefits of publishing your own books

<b>The home of author Nick Spalding is striking, owing to the lack of books.</b><p>There is no sign of the bulging bookcases and reams of paper you might expect in a writer's den. Instead, a tablet computer lies on an armchair - a virtual library of Mr Spalding's required reading and 11 of his own works.<p>It …

Writing

Chicken fertility, drug cartels and worm shortages: why US food is so pricey

From impotent roosters to Mexican Drug cartels, we take a look at some of the odder reasons for high food prices<p>• California drought hurts farmers but helps environment<p>Sorry, America – your food is getting more expensive.<p>Fifty-nine per cent of Americans are spending more on their groceries this …

5 big takeaways on growing your mobile business from MobileBeat

Our seventh annual MobileBeat conference is over, but the ideas we discussed live on.<p>After exploring the intricacies of mobile design and experience at our last two conferences, this year we honed in on mobile growth opportunities. And from those discussions came some truly useful takeaways. [Check …

Katie Melua admits being 'clueless' about tax avoidance scheme

Singer who invested £850,000 in Liberty tax scheme in 2008 says it was presented to her by advisers as 'legal and legit'<p>The singer Katie Melua has described herself as being "clueless and inexperienced" in financial affairs at the time she got involved in a billion-pound tax avoidance scheme.<p>In a …