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The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Mrs. Lang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: 368

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The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Leonora Blanche Lang

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554258324

Category: History

Page: 344

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Honour and courage were the masters of the men and women whose stories are told in this book.(From original Preface)

The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Mrs. Andrew Lang

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465601139

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'Life is not all beer and skittles,' said a reflective sportsman, and all books are not fairy tales. In an imperfect state of existence, 'the peety of it is that we cannot have all things as we would like them.' Undeniably we would like all books to be fairy tales or novels, and at present most of them are. But there is another side to things, and we must face it. '"Life is real, life is earnest," as Tennyson tells us,' said an orator to whom I listened lately, and though Longfellow, not Tennyson, wrote the famous line quoted by the earnest speaker, yet there is a good deal of truth in it. The word 'earnest,' like many other good words, has been overdone. It is common to sneer at 'earnest workers,' yet where would we be without them, especially in our climate? In a Polynesian island, where the skies for ever smile, and the blacks for ever dance, earnestness is superfluous. The bread-fruit tree delivers its rolls punctually every morning, strawberries or other fruits, as nice, spring beneath the feet of the dancers; the cavern in the forest provides a roof and shelter from the sun; the sea supplies a swimming-bath, and man, in time of peace, has only to enjoy himself, eat and drink, laugh and love, sing songs and tell fairy tales. His drapery is woven of fragrant flowers, nobody is poor and anxious about food, nobody is rich and afraid of losing his money, nobody needs to think of helping others; he has only to put forth his hand, or draw his bow or swing his fishing-rod, and help himself. To be sure, in time of war, man has just got to be earnest, and think out plans for catching and spearing his enemies, and drill his troops and improve his weapons, in fact to do some work, or have his throat cut, and be put in the oven and eaten. Thus it is really hard for the most fortunate people to avoid being earnest now and then. The people whose stories are told in this book were very different from each other in many ways. The child abbess, M�re AngŽlique, ruling her convent, and at war with naughty abbesses who hated being earnest, does not at once remind us of Hannibal. The great Montrose, with his poems and his scented love-locks, his devotion to his cause, his chivalry, his death, to which he went gaily clad like a bridegroom to meet his bride, does not seem a companion for Palissy the Potter, all black and shrunk and wrinkled, and bowed over his furnaces. It is a long way from gentle Miss Nightingale, tending wounded dogs when a child, and wounded soldiers when a woman, to Charles Gordon playing wild tricks at school, leading a Chinese army, watching alone at Khartoum, in a circle of cruel foes, for the sight of the British colours, and the sounds of the bagpipes that never met his eyes and ears.

The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722345617

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Page: 294

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The Red Book of Heroes by Andrew Lang 'Life is not all beer and skittles, ' said a reflective sportsman, and all books are not fairy tales. In an imperfect state of existence, 'the peety of it is that we cannot have all things as we would like them.' Undeniably we would like all books to be fairy tales or novels, and at present most of them are. But there is another side to things, and we must face it. '"Life is real, life is earnest," as Tennyson tells us, ' said an orator to whom I listened lately, and though Longfellow, not Tennyson, wrote the famous line quoted by the earnest speaker, yet there is a good deal of truth in it. The word 'earnest, ' like many other good words, has been overdone. It is common to sneer at 'earnest workers, ' yet where would we be without them, especially in our climate? We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Red Book of C.G. Jung

A Journey into Unknown Depths

Author: Walter Boechat

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1782204512

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Jung's The Red Book has an enormous complexity of meaning deriving from Jung's intimate experiences, which are still being discussed and elaborated on by the Jungian community all over the world. The present volume focuses on some of its main aspects and its importance for the understanding of the work of Jung. The Red Book is often mistakenly seen as a product of a midlife crisis of Jung's, caused by his break with Freud. However, although this crisis was present, the work is better understood as a manifestation of unconscious symbolism of Jung's individuation process that started in his childhood. Certain symbols of The Red Book can be traced back to Jung's earliest years, reaching their peak during the period of writing the book and continuing throughout his creative life. Jung's work is therefore understood as having a Janus face: like the old Roman god of the gates it has two faces, one looking back to the past, the other looking to the future. If the past appears in the various figures with which Jung interacts throughout the book, such as the desert anchorite Ammonius, and the prophets and heroes of ancient times, it also looks to the future, pointing to new developments in analytical psychology and the practice of psychotherapy. Both aspects of the The Red Book are here discussed at length. The writing of Jung's book and its appearance to the general public almost a century afterwards is studied in relation to the paradigm crisis in science and the phantasy of millenarianism. Jung wrote this work when Europe was entering the strong cultural crisis of World War One, which threw up profound cultural changes. Jung's family and estate gave their final authorization for the publication of the book in the year 2000, a year full of symbolic meaning, impregnated with phantasies of millenarianism. Jung's work is considered here as a book therefore pertaining to large cultural changes, one in the past and one in the present, and both equally transformative of society and the perception of man himself.

Mao's Little Red Book

A Global History

Author: Alexander C. Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107057221

Category: History

Page: 304

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On the fiftieth anniversary of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this pioneering volume examines the book as a global historical phenomenon.

The Little Red Book of Everyday Heroes

How Ordinary People Can Become Community Patriots

Author: Sylvia L. Lovely

Publisher: Clark Group

ISBN: 9781883589851

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 136

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The Bookman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Die Kane-Chroniken 1: Die rote Pyramide

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

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Ins Museum? An Heiligabend? Bescheuerte Idee, findet Sadie. Sie sieht ihren Vater, den Ägyptologen Dr. Julius Kane, doch eh nur zwei Mal im Jahr und dann so was! Aber Sadie und ihr Bruder Carter merken schnell, dass es ihrem Vater nicht um verstaubte Sarkophage geht – er will den Gott Osiris beschwören! Das geht allerdings schief und stattdessen wird er von einer glutroten Gestalt entführt. Sadie und Carter müssen es mit der gesamten ägyptischen Götterwelt aufnehmen, um ihren Vater zu befreien. Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)

The Red Book of Chinese Martyrs

Testimonies and Autobiographical Accounts

Author: Gerolamo Fazzini

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586172441

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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This powerful book presents documents spanning the war between the Communists and Chinese Nationalists in the mid-1940s up to 1983, shortly before the "modernization" promoted after Mao's death. These are memoirs of those who have experienced in their own flesh how far violence of a power blinded by ideology can go, a power that, after winning its battle against armed forces, decided to exterminate its "enemies without guns", as Mao called intellectuals, believers, and political opponents.

The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons

Author: Donald J. Palmisano

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1620871912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Explores what qualities make a good leader by examining lessons from past great leaders and encouraging courage, persistence, decisiveness, and communication.

Maidens, Monsters and Heroes

The Fantasy Illustrations of H. J. Ford

Author: H. J. Ford

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139794

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Best known for illustrating Andrew Lang's fairy tales, H. J. Ford also depicted historical figures. Half of the compilation's images appear in the rare full-color formats of their original publication.

Die Kane-Chroniken 2: Der Feuerthron

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921870

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

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Der finstere ägyptische Gott Seth ist besiegt! Carter und Sadie Kane könnten sich also ganz ihrer neuen Aufgabe widmen: der Ausbildung von Nachwuchs-Magiern. Doch schon wieder kommt etwas dazwischen. Die Chaos-Schlange Apophis erhebt sich und strebt nach der Weltherrschaft. Der Einzige, der sie zurückschlagen könnte, ist der Sonnengott Re. Sadie und Carter müssen ihn unbedingt auf ihre Seite bringen. Allerdings wirkt der Gott etwas – nun ja – unmotiviert. Um ihn aus seiner Lethargie zu wecken, brauchen die Kane-Geschwister mehr als ihre magischen Kräfte. Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)

Under the Red Sun

Author: Blake A. Hoena,None

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406215031

Category: Children's stories

Page: 49

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Superman, the Man of Steel, defeats aliens and super-villains, and rescues Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen. Featuring new stories, with original art by DC illustrators, the books in this series bring the adventures of DC's ultimate hero to a younger readership.

In the Shadow of the Red Banner

Soviet Jews in the War Against Nazi Gemany

Author: Yitzhak Arad

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652294876

Category: History

Page: 384

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"Over 500,000 Jews fought under the Soviet banner in World War Two, of which an approximate 40 percent gave their lives – the highest percentage of all the nations of the Soviet Union and among all the other nations that fought in the Second World War. Dr. Arad now sets the record straight on the immense contribution of Soviet Jewry in the battle against Nazi Germany, a part of history long concealed by the Soviet government. After outlining the military progress of the war, the book documents the contributions of Soviet Jewry on the battlefronts and in the weapons development industry, in the ghetto undergrounds and in partisan warfare. In addition, the book records the Soviet government's deliberate attempts to downplay the Jewish effort and the anti-Semitism that Jewish soldiers and partisan groups suffered at the hands of the Soviet establishment, even while giving their lives for their country. Replete with the stories of individual heroes of all ranks, the book pays a debt of gratitude to those who paid the ultimate price to achieve our victory."

The Red Spirit

Author: Jonathan Burgos

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514438836

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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Every story has it's beginning, every hero must take his first steps, and a legend will rise. When the very existence of humanity is threatened by the forces of the supernatural. Heroes must rise from the dark to stand against the forces of darkness. When the evil of Dracula rises, a young man known as John must embrace his power to stand against this legendary evil. By his side stands his best friends Shane and Lucia along with his love Elizabeth. The four of them will embark on a journey of self discovery and stand against Dracula. More threats emerged with the rise of the prince of darkness, a cursed mummy named Imhotep rises from the sands to seek domination over the earth but his brother Amenhotep has risen to stop Imhotep from retrieving a weapon that could rip apart the fabric of reality. The colliding forces begin to draw the attention of the lord of darkness Melfisto. In a war that has been for told and a prophecy that will be fulfilled. The only way that John and his friends could survive this war. Is if they embrace their destiny and stand together in order to destroy evil forever, in a battle that will span across the fabric of time.

Little Benjamin and the Red Fire Ants

Author: Corey W. Turner, Ph.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491869488

Category: Education

Page: 24

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Little Benjamin enjoys playing outside Grandma's house, because there are many new and exciting creatures to see and discover. One day, he goes on an adventure to see up close the red fire ants that live behind Grandma's house. In the end, his fears are conquered and he begins to explore the little critters that live around him. These explorations help him to appreciate and understand the world in which he lives.

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