The British statesman George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished career, holding posts including the governorships of Grenada and Madras. He also undertook high-profile diplomatic missions to Russia and China. This two-volume 1807 biography was based on official records and Macartney's own writings.
The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. This volume, first published in 1849, contains a narrative of Sir Francis Drake's last voyage (1595-1596), and a Spanish account of his failed attack on San Juan in Puerto Rico.
?Alone among American Presidents, it is possible to imagine Lincoln, grown up in a different milieu, becoming a distinguished writer of a not merely political kind.?--Edmund WilsonRanging from finely honed legal argument to wry and some sometimes savage humor to private correspondence and political rhetoric of unsurpassed grandeur, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln?s time. They record Lincoln?s campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the great public utterances of his presidency, including the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America series and introduced by today?s most distinguished scholars and writers. Each book features a detailed chronology of the author?s life and career, and essay on the choice of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832- 1858 and Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865, volumes number 45 and 46 in the Library of America series. They are joined in the series by a companion volume, number 192s, The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on his Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now.
This is the first (1835) of eight volumes on the history of Greece. Topics covered include the geographical outlines of Greece, foreign settlers and the Messenian Wars, and affairs of Sparta down to the sixth century BCE. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of ancient history.
The publication between 1887 and 1897 of these letters from the archive of the Dutch Church in London was a remarkable feat of bibliography. This volume contains the correspondence of the great Flemish map-maker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598). Each letter is preceded by a summary in English.
The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. This compilation by R.H. Major (published 1859) brings together various manuscript and published sources which provide a picture of European exploration in the Southern Ocean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
This volume (published in 1855) contains three narratives: Frederick Martens' description of a voyage to Spitzbergen in 1671; the Relation du Groeneland of Isaac de la Peyrere (first published in 1663); and an account of the survival of eight Englishmen stranded in Greenland for nine months in 1630.
Rudyard Kipling has been described as "one of the few complete originals in English literature". In his last work, Something of Myself, he reflects on his life and the basis of his art. Yet paradoxically this ostensibly autobiographical work (as an early critic pointed out) actually discloses very little of himself. Thomas Pinney's revealing edition now uncovers the extraordinary extent to which Kipling's account of his life fails to match the biographical facts, in a series of selections, omissions and distortions. Illustrated with Kipling's own satirical drawings from the manuscripts, and brought together with his other autobiographical writings (some previously unpublished), this fascinating book sheds new light on the intriguing relationship between Kipling's life and work.
This thought-provoking volume, published in 1926, explores whether Shakespeare might have spent key formative years - perhaps as a page boy - at Polesworth Hall in the Forest of Arden, alongside the poet Michael Drayton. Arthur Gray investigates the influence of Sir Henry Goodere's 'Polesworth Circle' on the young Shakespeare.
Provides access to the current state of expert knowledge about Latin America's economic past from the Spanish conquest to the beginning of the twenty-first century. It includes work from diverse perspectives, disciplines, and methodologies from qualitative historical analysis of policies and institutions to cliometrics, the new institutional economics, and environmental sciences. Each chapter provides a comparative analysis of economic trends, sectoral development, or the evolution of the institutional and policy environment. Volume one includes the colonial and independence eras up to 1850. Volume two treats the 'long twentieth century' from the onset of modern economic growth to the present.
The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited early accounts of exploration. Volumes 66 and 67, first published in 1883, contain the diary and selected correspondence of Richard Cocks (c.1565-1624), who was head of a British trading post in Japan from 1613 to 1622.
The Cambridge History of the First World War is a comprehensive, three-volume work, which provides an authoritative account of the military, political, social, economic and cultural history of the Great War. Reflecting the very latest research in the field, the volumes provide a transnational guide to the course of war and how the dynamics of conflict unfolded throughout the world. Volume 1 surveys the military history, showing the brutal realities of a global war among industrialised powers, whilst Volumes 2 and 3 explore the social, economic, cultural and political challenges that the war presented to politicians, industrialists, soldiers and civilians. Written by a team of leading international historians, the volumes together reveal the ways in which the war transcended the boundaries of Europe, subsequently to transform the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, just as much as Europe itself.
By incorporating and correcting the relevant material from Tourneux and adding new references gathered from unpublished nineteenth-century manuscript bibliographies and a broad sample of the periodical press, this work offers a substantial increase in the volume and range of criticism available for analysis by cultural and literary historians.
Wittgenstein's Whewell's Court Lectures contains previously unpublished notes from lectures given by Ludwig Wittgenstein between 1938 and 1941. The volume offers new insight into the development of Wittgenstein's thought and includes some of the finest examples of Wittgenstein's lectures in regard to both content and reliability. Many notes in this text refer to lectures from which no other detailed notes survive, offering new contexts to Wittgenstein's examples and metaphors, and providing a more thorough and systematic treatment of many topics Each set of notes is accompanied by an editorial introduction, a physical description and dating of the notes, and a summary of their relation to Wittgenstein's Nachlass Offers new insight into the development of Wittgenstein's ideas, in particular his ideas about certainty and concept-formation The lectures include more than 70 illustrations of blackboard drawings, which underline the importance of visual thought in Wittgenstein's approach to philosophy Challenges the dating of some already published lecture notes, including the Lectures on Freedom of the Will and the Lectures on Religious Belief
"Call me Ishmael". So begins Moby-Dick, Herman Melvilles epic account of the last voyage of the ill-fated whaling ship Pequod, and its captains obsessive pursuit of the legendary white whale that maimed him years before. Melvilles classic novel has given American literature some of its most iconic characters. Inspired by the real-life ordeal of the crew of the whaling ship Essex--who, in 1819, were set adrift in the heart of the sea for eighty-nine days, after the whale they were hunting stove in their ships hull--and steeped in the lore and legendry of whaling, Melvilles novel is widely regarded as one of the greatest American novels. More than a rousing tale of adventure on the high seas, Moby-Dick is acknowledged today as a fundamental exploration of the ideas and interests that shaped the American experience in the nineteenth century. The text of Moby-Dick in this volume is from the authoritative Northwestern Newberry edition of The Writings of Herman Melville. Moby-Dick is one of Barnes & Nobles leatherbound classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the worlds greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark.