books about: conquest
Desi Gets Schooled (The Conquest Files Book 1)
Desi Monroe has a brilliant idea for a research project for her Sexual Anthropology class: collect data on all of her sexual partners. There's only one small problem. Desi is still a virgin. So when her professor -- Dr. Philips, noted expert on human sexuality -- offers up her husband to teach Desi the ways of love making, does she do it or run screaming in the opposite direction? ***This short story (6,800 words) contains adult content and ...
The Saxon Bride (The Norman Conquest Series)
In war torn England the battle lines between Saxon and Norman are clearly drawn. The Saxons must fight for everything they have in the hopes of winning their country back from the Normans who are determined to break their resistance. Rowena Godwinson, the sole remaining member of the defeated royal family, stands proudly against the Normans that would trample them underfoot but her nobility and grace make her an ideal pawn in the Norman King ...
The Patriot's Conquest
Is the red-headed beauty who appears through the smoke in the blacksmith’s shop forged from a dream, or Jeffrey Clayton’s worst nightmare? An avid patriot aiding the colonies in the cause of freedom, Jeffrey knows Amanda Reeves is spying on him. He has vowed to never fall in love again after his fiancée betrayed him to the British. But the bewitching, fiery Amanda threatens to weaken his resolve. If he doesn’t tread carefully, Jeffrey ...
Battle Station (Star Force Series Book 5)
In BATTLE STATION Kyle Riggs faces new challenges, new alien fleets and learns the secrets behind the war he has been fighting for years. In the fifth book of the Star Force Series, the Eden system is in humanity's grasp, but can they keep it? Star Force is weak after a long war, and many yearn to go home. Knowing the machines will return with a new armada eventually, Riggs seeks a more permanent solution. Along the way, worlds are won and ...
Empire (Star Force Series Book 6)
Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time…what’s happening back home? In EMPIRE, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction. Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their ...
The Conquest of the Ocean
DK Publishing, 2013
An engaging and vivid read by author and naval historian Brian Lavery, The Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed the seas for trade, to conquer new lands, and to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesian sailors to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, The Conquest of the Ocean explores the lives of these sailors and their tales of epic sea voyages, great ...
Conquest (Star Force Series Book 4)
CONQUEST is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again--but how? In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros--but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down--and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and ...
Alexander the Great: The Macedonian Who Conquered the World
Oculus Publishers, 2013
If you want to learn about one of history's greatest military commanders and uncover some of his secrets of drive--drive that enabled him and his small army to first subdue all of Greece and then the mighty Persian Empire--then you want to read this book. Some people like to think that geniuses are so inherently extraordinary that they navigate their journeys with clairvoyant ease. This simply isn't true. Greatness does not come lightly. ...
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Oxford University Press
Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and ...
Beckwith Publishing, 2014
Place: Earth Time: Within Your Lifetime Situation: Dire For months an enormous alien spacecraft has crawled towards Earth ignoring all attempts at contact while transmitting a signal and playing it over and over. Dr. Megan Williams has been summoned for the most important work in her life, All attempts at deciphering it have failed. Ms. Williams is one of the US Governments last hopes in cracking the code. She finds something ...
Snow in July
Pendragon Cove Press, 2014
Sir Robert Alain de Bellencombre has been granted what every man wants: a rich English estate in exchange for his valiant service at the Battle of Hastings. To claim this reward, the Norman knight must wed the estate's Saxon heiress. Most men would leap at such an opportunity, but for Alain, who broke his vow to his dying mother by failing to protect his youngest brother in battle, it means facing more easily broken vows. But when rumors of ...
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
Pegasus Books, 2013
A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history: the Norman Conquest An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This new history explains why the Norman Conquest was the most significant cultural and military ...
A New Introduction to Islam
Daniel W. Brown
The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition. Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century ...
Latin America in Colonial Times
Cambridge University Press
Few milestones in human history are as dramatic and momentous as the meeting of three great civilizations on American soil in the sixteenth century. Latin America in Colonial Times presents that story in an engaging but scholarly new package, revealing how a new civilization - Latin America - emerged from that encounter. The authors give equal attention to the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and settlers, to the African slaves they brought ...
The Highlander's Conquest (The Stolen Bride Series Book 2)
Eliza Knight, 2012
BOOK TWO: The Stolen Bride Series What is a Highlander to do when he falls for the daughter of his enemy? Highland warrior, Blane Sutherland, has one mission: disguise himself as an Englishman, cross the border and retrieve Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Always up for a challenge, he agrees, pursuing his conquest with vigor—and trying to deny the powerful desire that eclipses him each time he touches his charge. A rogue of the highest order and ...
Who Built America? Vol. 1: Working People and the Nation's History
American Social History Project
Who Built America? explores fundamental conflicts in United States history by placing working peoples’ struggle for social and economic justice at center stage. Unique among U.S. history survey textbooks for its clear point of view, Who Built America is a joint effort of Bedford/St. Martin’s and the American Social History Project, based at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and renowned for its print, visual, and ...
Angel of Fire: A Knight's Tale (The Norman Conquest)
Oliver-Heber Books, 2013
This digital release of Angel of Fire is a special author's cut, with an extensive new edit and all new scenes. Shattered by her father’s death at the Battle of Tinchebrai, Norman noblewoman Chrestien de Lontaine plans to see her sister wed and then seek the protection of a nunnery, vowing to belong to no man… For once, Chrestien is heartily glad her father was so protective, for few knew he had twin daughters. And yet someone knows… ...
Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
Stuart B. Schwartz
In 1519 Hernán Cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies — many recently uncovered — of indigenous Nahua survivors, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous ...
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert wilderness.In Blood and Thunder , Hampton Sides gives us a magnificent history of the ...
The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears , León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. These texts bear witness to ...
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