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The Terrible Fate Of Humpty Dumpty

Author : David Calcutt
ISBN : 0174325541
Genre : Bullying
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Opens discussion on the moral issues and prejudices surrounding bullying in schools.
Category: Bullying

Ivan The Terrible

Author : Isabel de Madariaga
ISBN : 0300097573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ivan IV, 'the Terrible' (1533-1584), is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror—and for killing his own son—he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to death, to study his policies, his marriages, his atrocities, and his disordered personality, and to link them as a coherent whole. Isabel de Madariaga situates Ivan within the background of Russian political developments in the sixteenth century. And, with revealing comparisons with English, Spanish, and other European courts, she sets him within the international context of his time. The biography includes a new account of the role of astrology and magic at Ivan's court and provides fresh insights into his foreign policy. Facing up to problems of authenticity (much of Ivan's archive was destroyed by fire in 1626) and controversies which have paralyzed western scholarship, de Madariaga seeks to present Russia as viewed from the Kremlin rather than from abroad and to comprehend the full tragedy of Ivan's reign.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ivan The Terrible

Author : Joan Neuberger
ISBN : 1860645607
Genre : Performing Arts
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Eisenstein's last, unfinished masterpiece is a strange, complex and haunting film. Commissioned personally by Stalin in 1941, Ivan the Terrible placed Eisenstein in the paradoxical situation of having to glorify Stalinist tyranny in the image of Ivan without sacrificing his own artistic and political integrity--or his life. Drawing on sources that include Eisenstein's personal archive and the memoirs of those involved in the film's making, Joan Neuberger's vivid account reveals how, in almost impossible circumstances, Eisenstein managed to create a film of cinematic innovation, intellectual depth and political critique. She reveals the film to be both a great work of art and a product of the time and place in which it was made.
Category: Performing Arts

Harry And The Terrible Whatzit

Author : Dick Gackenbach
ISBN : 0899192238
Genre : Books and reading
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When his mother goes to the cellar and fails to return right away, Harry searches for her and confronts the terrible two-headed Whatzit.
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I Got The Terrible Twos Blues

Author : Kashya Daniel
ISBN : 9781449092863
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This book is about an eight year old and his 2 year old brother, Korey, who is constantly getting into trouble and causing him headaches. The boys soon learn the importance of having each other and develop a special brotherly love.

An Epicure In The Terrible

Author : Howard Phillips Lovecraft
ISBN : 083863415X
Genre : Literary Collections
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To commemorate the centennial of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, the editors have assembled essays by leading Lovecraft scholars that embody a wide variety of critical approaches. Biographical essays treat Lovecraft's relation to his parents and his heritage; thematic essays discuss issues such as the function of the narrator in his fiction; and the comparative and genre studies examine Lovecraft's relation to modernism.
Category: Literary Collections

Ivan The Terrible

Author : Alexander Filjushkin
ISBN : 9781473815599
Genre : History
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An in-depth look at the military strategy of the first Russian ruler to invade Europe. Ivan’s campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege to Reval, creating vital trade routes over the Baltic Sea. At the Battle of Ergema, the Russians defeated the knights of the Livonian Order, fueling Ivan’s dreams of a Russian Empire. However, as Erik XIV of Sweden recaptured Reval, and the Poles joined forces with the Lithuanians, the war began to turn against Ivan. In 1571, an army of 120,000 Crimean Tatars crossed the River Ugra, crushed the Russian defenses, and burned Moscow to the ground. As Ivan became increasingly paranoid and violent, he carried out a number of terrible massacres. It is thought that more than forty thousand were killed when the Russians sacked the town of Novgorod in 1570, and many were tortured and murdered in front of Ivan and his son. This book describes the organization and equipment of the tsar’s army and the forces of his enemies, the Poles, Lithuanians, Tatars, and Livonian Knights. The narrative examines all of Russia’s military campaigns in Eastern Europe and Western Siberia during the period of 1533 to 1584—in the first specialist study of Ivan the Terrible’s military strategy to be published in English.
Category: History