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No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths. The... more...

Since Independence, India has elected to office prime ministers from various linguistic backgrounds, various cultures, religious and political faiths. In this accessible, easy-to-read book, award-winning writer Scharada Dubey presents the lives of these leaders, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh, who have shaped our country. This collection of profiles gives young readers a chance to understand the history of independent India through the... more...

The office of the president of India has been graced by stalwarts who have made important contributions to different areas of public life. this collection of life sketches enables children to get a glimpse of the men and women who have lived in Rashtrapathi Bhavan and presided over important national events. This book attempts to make events and personalities from contemporary history interesting and memorable for today's children.

Henry Ford once said: "History is more or less bunk! ". Why is that so?The consensual chronology we live with was essentially crafted in the XVI century from the contradictory mix of innumerable copies of ancient Latin and Greek manuscripts (all originals have mysteriously disappeared) and the "proofs" delivered by the late mediaeval astronomers, cemented by the authority of writings of the Church Fathers.The British Encyclopaedia names Joseph Justus... more...

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Traces the development of Ho Chi Minh's ideological power with an emphasis on the effectiveness of his guerrilla tactics


Eva Perón remains Argentina's best-known and most iconic personality, surpassing even sporting superstars such as Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi, and far outlasting her own husband, President Juan Domingo Perón―himself a remarkable and charismatic political leader without whom she, as an uneducated woman in an elitist and male-dominated society, could not have existed as a political figure. In this book, Jill Hedges tells the story of a remarkable... more...

Justin MacCarthy (later Lord Mountcashel) was born into a notable family of Irish Jacobites, loyal to the exiled Stuarts, and grew up in France. Their Irish land was regained after the Restoration of Charles II but Justin, as the youngest surviving son, sought a career in the French army (as both his father and oldest brother had done). In 1673 he joined an Irish regiment in French service. He served under the legendary French marshals Turenne and... more...

Written by renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, and with privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household, this is a brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it. On today's world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from the rest. Queen Elizabeth II has seen more of the planet and its people than any other head of state and has engaged with the world like no other monarch... more...

Striking in appearance--six foot four and physically imposing--with an aristocratic bearing and incredible charm and self-assurance, Nelson Mandela is the greatest African leader in modern history, an iconic figure the world over. Now, in this new and highly revealing biography, Tom Lodge draws on a wide range of original sources to uncover a host of fresh insights about the shaping of Mandela's personality and public persona, from his childhood days... more...

An excellent starting point for someone interested in learning how Parliament works,"" what it consists of and how the political business of England is conducted. Sir Boyson has been at the center of parliamentary affairs for several decades, and is one of the most colorful and recognizable members of the House of Commons. He tells of his early years growing up in an impoverished family, his service during the war with the Royal Navy, his years in... more...