if i knew, don't you think I'd tell you?: selected journals of Jann Arden
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if i knew, don't you think I'd tell you?

On my gosh, Jann Arden is one of my all-time favourite artists! Not only is Jann a great talent, she is also incredibly genuine. I think if this book as a VIP pass into Jann's world. It brings the reader into her intimate world of thoughts, feelings and outlooks on life. When Jann shares with her fans, she does so in such a way that makes every person feel as though she is her best friend and this book is no exception. Some of the jo...

Hugh Despenser the Younger and Edward II: Downfall of a King’s Favourite
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Hugh Despenser the Younger and Edward II: Downfall of a King's Favourite

Hugh Despenser the Younger and Edward II tells the story of ‘the greatest villain of the fourteenth century’, his dazzling rise as favorite to the king and his disastrous fall. Born in the late 1280s, Hugh married King Edward I of England’s eldest granddaughter when he was a teenager. Ambitious and greedy to an astonishing degree, Hugh chose a startling route to power: he seduced his wife’s uncle, the young King Edward II, and became...

Black Eye: Escaping a Marriage, Writing a Life
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Black Eye: Escaping a Marriage, Writing a Life

In 1986, Judith Strasser ended an abusive seventeen-year-marriage. The end came, she tells us in the first sentence of her memoir, when her husband slugged her in the eye. His punch was the exclamation point that concluded the sentence of Strasser's marriage, a time measured by arguments, emotional abuse, depression, alcoholism, cold silences, and abandonments. It also opened a new period in her life, for her husband's blow freed Str...

Naval and Military Essays: Being Papers read in the Naval and Military Section at the International Congress of Historical Stud
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Naval and Military Essays

As Europe was poised on the cusp of the Great War (1914-1918), issues of national defence were of paramount concern. Despite the importance to German security of concentrating its resources on continental defence within Europe, the preceding years had been steeped in the cult of the navy. Germany's daunting pursuit of Weltpolitik had raised a serious challenge to traditional British naval hegemony. At issue were the future course of ...

Risk and decision analysis in maintenance optimization and flood management
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Risk and decision analysis in maintenance optimization and flood management

The late professor J.M. Van Noortwijk (1961-2008) worked to bridge the practice of mathematical modeling with solving complex problems in the field of civil engineering. He developed advanced probabilistic and statistical models and made these accessible to engineers working in such areas as structural reliability, hydraulic engineering and maintenance optimization. This book contains an overview of his work and a collection of twelv...

Tedder: Quietly in Command (Studies in Airpower, 9)
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Tedder: Quietly in Command (Studies in Airpower, 9)

Arthur Tedder became one of the most eminent figures of the Second World War: first as head of Anglo-American air forces in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa; then as Deputy Supreme Commander to General Eisenhower for the Allied campaign that began in Normandy and ended in Berlin. During those anxious, exhilarating years, he was, as The Times of London wrote, 'the most unstuffy of great commanders, who could be foun...

Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis (Makers of the Muslim World)
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Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis

Fazlallah Astarabadi was a 14th-century Islamic religious leader who believed that the world was about to come to an end. This book is the first comprehensive study of Astarabadi's life and thought and also offer a history of his movement. It emphasizes the diversity of medieval Islam by describing an apocalyptic movement founded on the idea that the cosmos contains embedded secrets that become manifest through extraordinary human be...

The Chronicle of Arnold of Lübeck
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The Chronicle of Arnold of Lübeck

The chronicle of Arnold, Abbot of the monastery of St John of Lübeck, is one of the most important sources for the history of Germany in the central Middle Ages, and is also probably the major source for German involvement in the Crusades. The work was intended as a continuation of the earlier chronicle of Helmold of Bosau, and covers the years 1172–1209, in seven books. It was completed soon after the latter date, and the author die...

Women in the Biological Sciences: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook
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Women in the Biological Sciences (Bibliographies and Indexes in Military)

"The very readable biobibliographies collected here provide detailed information concerning 65 women biologists, whose specializations cover a wide variety of subdisciplines. The work joins Grinstein's Women in Mathematics and Women in Chemistry and Physics as premier sources, providing a wealth of excellent material about women in these fields. Articles consist of three parts: 'Life, ' 'Work, ' and a bibliography that includes works...

The Cambridge Shakespeare, Volume 5
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The Cambridge Shakespeare, Volume 5

The Cambridge Shakespeare was published in nine volumes between 1863 and 1866. Its careful editorial principles, attractive page design and elegant typography have withstood the test of time. This text was based on a thorough collation of the four Folios and of all the Quarto editions of the separate plays, the base text being the 1623 Folio. The critical apparatus appears at the foot of the page, but for passages where the Quarto di...