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In Search of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice The Traditional Tales of Lucian’s Lover of Lies


In Search of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: The Traditional Tales of Lucian’s Lover of Lies by Daniel Ogden
English | December 15, 2007 | ISBN: 190512516X | True PDF | 312 pages | 3 MB
In Search of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the first book in English to be devoted to Lucian’s Philopseudes or Lover of Lies (ca. 170s AD). It comprises an extensive discussion, with full translation, on this engaging and satirical Greek text with its ten tales of magic and ghosts. One of these is the famous story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice , and this conveys the flavour of the rest. In other tales a plague of snakes is blasted with a miraculous scorching breath, a woman is drawn to her admirer by an animated cupid doll, and a haunted house is cleansed of its monstrous ghost.

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Hindsight In Search of Lost Wilderness


Hindsight: In Search of Lost Wilderness by Jenna Watt
English | 4 Aug. 2022 | ISBN: 1780277458 | True EPUB | 240 pages | 1.1 MB
In 2019, Jenna Watt took part in the stalking of a hind on the vast Highland estate of Corrour: part of an immersive attempt to understand the ideas that lie behind ‘rewilding’, and what it means emotionally and physically to participate in Scotland’s deer cull. Piece by piece and chapter by chapter she unravels the story of that one day spent hunting the hind, interlaced with her discovery that her ancestors were deer stalkers, game keepers and ghillies on a Highland estate, who once took part in increasingly controversial land practices like muirburn and species persecution.

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France’s Long Reconstruction In Search of the Modern Republic


Herrick Chapman, "France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic"
English | ISBN: 067497641X | 2018 | 416 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
At the end of World War II, France’s greatest challenge was to repair a civil society torn asunder by Nazi occupation and total war. Recovery required the nation’s complete economic and social transformation. But just what form this "new France" should take remained the burning question at the heart of French political combat until the Algerian War ended, over a decade later. Herrick Chapman charts the course of France’s long reconstruction from 1944 to 1962, offering fresh insights into the ways the expansion of state power, intended to spearhead recovery, produced fierce controversies at home and unintended consequences abroad in France’s crumbling empire.

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Different Battles The Search for a World War Hero


Different Battles: The Search for a World War Hero by Rody Johnson
English | April 20, 2016 | ISBN: 1523398426 | 200 pages | EPUB | 0.88 Mb
In 1942 Nazi submarines sink ships along the Florida Coast. Off Vero Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer Kit Johnson in his small fishing boat rescues 22 survivors from the tanker Java Arrow. The ship has been torpedoed by famed U-boat Commander Peter Cremer. Forty years later Johnson’s son, author Rody Johnson, wants to know the details. His father has never talked about the war and has Alzheimers. The son tracks down Cremer and travels to Germany. In telling the story the author recreates vivid scenes from the naval encounter while describing his search into the lives of what he discovers are two heroes, each from a different side of the war.

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