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Conquest: A Kydd Sea Adventure (Kydd Sea Adventures)
Julian Stockwin

McBooks Press, 2012

Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar removed the spectre of invasion and England is now free to seek conquests and colonies in the furthest reaches of the world. Captain Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town, a strategic imperative to secure the rich trade-route to India. But even if the British can defeat the enemy and take possession of the capital, there is still more fighting to be done. Kydd and his men must defend the ...


Conquest: Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico
Hugh Thomas

Simon & Schuster, 1995

THE UNPARALLELED HISTORY OF THE FALL OF OLD MEXICO Drawing on newly discovered sources and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historical insight, Hugh Thomas presents an engrossing narrative of one of the most significant events of Western history. Ringing with the fury of two great empires locked in an epic battle, Conquest captures in extraordinary detail the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and offers unprecedented in-depth ...


Midnight Conquest (Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles Book 1)

Mystical Press, 2013

Stewart Glen, Scotland - 1514 Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest. Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that ...


Conquest and Empire (Stellar Conquest Series Book 5)

Reaper Press, 2015

***** (Five Stars) This is probably the best book I read in this series. - Paul M "You can see the battles unfold as if you are right there, and his descriptions of the technicalities of battleships, interstellar travel, and weaponry are clear, concise, and interesting. The characters are genuine, dialogue rings true, and I especially enjoy his 'peoples' from other planetary systems." - Marcia K " Damn you can write some stuff that ...


Conquest: Star Force Series #4
B. V. Larson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

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 ...


The Social Conquest of Earth
Edward O. Wilson

Liveright, 2013

New York Times Bestseller From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career. Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends “the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first” ( Discover ). Refashioning the story of human evolution, Wilson draws on his remarkable knowledge of biology ...


Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide
Andrea Smith

South End Press, 2005

A recognized Native American scholar and co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the largest grassroots, multiracial feminist organization in the country, Andrea Smith (Cherokee) is an emerging leader in progressive political circles. In Conquest , Smith places Native American women at the center of her analysis of sexual violence, challenging both conventional definitions of the term and conventional responses to the problem. ...


Conquest: Book 1, The Chronicles of the Invaders (The Chronicles of the Invaders Trilogy)
John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard

Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2015

“A beautiful book…one that should not be missed!” ( The Guardian ): The first in a stunning science fiction trilogy, this mesmerizing novel introduces a world where young rebels must unlock their powers to rescue humankind from a powerful alien rulership. Earth has been invaded by the Illyri—a beautiful, civilized, yet ruthless alien species. But humankind has not given up the fight, and Paul Kerr is one of a new generation of young ...


Conquest: My Vampire Lover Part #1 (A Dark Realm Novella Series Sample)

Smashwords, 2013

Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1)  Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She's willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.  Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part #2) The story continues. Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm ...


The Conquest of Humanity, 2015

As I lay on my bed at night, I dreamed. Of a giant who lives in a warehouse and eats the children who visit him. Of a starship fleeing a conquered Earth and deteriorating rapidly in the void of space. Of a lovely suburban home hiding a treasure which turns people into zombies. Of an icy prison inhabited by the damned and the beasts which prey on them. Of the magnificent brightness of the benevolent God-King. Many years from now the remnant ...


The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Miguel Leon-Portilla

Beacon Press, 2006

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 ...


By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Falcon's Fire (Lords of Conquest)

Hawkley Books, 2010

Beautiful and impulsive, Lady Martine vows never to fall in love after her mother dies of a broken heart. But for her brother’s sake, she agrees to wed, sight unseen, the younger son of an English baron. The betrothal has been arranged by her brother’s old friend and fellow Crusade veteran Thorne Falconer, a landless knight in service to the baron. Born into wretched poverty, the powerful and handsome Thorne pursues the one thing that ...


Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Matthew Restall

Oxford University Press, 2004

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 ...


The Conquest of the Incas
John Hemming

Mariner Books, 2003

“Distinguished by an extraordinary empathy, a feeling of one’s way into the minds of the sixteenth-century Spaniards and Indians . . . Provocative.” — New York Times “An extraordinary book. Combining rigorous historical research and profound analysis with stylistic elegance, this work allows the reader to appreciate the tragic and fabulous history of the Incan empire in all its richness and diversity. It reads like the most ...


The Conquest of Happiness
Bertrand Russell

Liveright, 2013

“Should be read by every parent, teacher, minister, and Congressman in the land.”— The Atlantic In The Conquest of Happiness , first published by Liveright in 1930, iconoclastic philosopher Bertrand Russell attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies. More than eighty years later, Russell’s ...


1066: The Year of the Conquest
David Howarth

Penguin Books, 1981

Everyone knows 1066 as the date of the Norman invasion and conquest of England. But how many of us can place that event in the context of the entire dramatic year in which it took place? From the death of Edward the Confessor in early January to the Christmas coronation of Duke William of Normandy, there is an almost uncanny symmetry, as well as a relentlessly exciting surge, of events leading to and from Hastings.


Conquest of Mind: Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape Your Life Through Meditation (Essential Easwaran ...
Eknath Easwaran

Nilgiri Press, 2010

Getting caught in unwanted thoughts and emotions can feel like an inevitable part of life. But Eknath Easwaran, a world-famous spiritual teacher who taught meditation for nearly 40 years, shows a way to break free. Just as a fitness routine can result in a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind. Best of all, these opportunities to grow stronger spiritually arise not only during ...


Highlander Conquest: A Seductive Scottish Romance, 2014

Bryndelyn and Ren have grown up together creating mischief in their home village in the Irish highlands. Along with childhood antics, Bryndelyn yearns for Ren at the tender age of thirteen and hesitantly tries to tell him with a shy kiss. He sees the coy look in Bryndelyn’s shy glance and knows immediately her unconscious intention. A pet tomboy with short hair and eyes with sprite do not stir him. Already well versed in seduction, Ren’s ...


Conquest (Off World Series, Book #3): Sexy Science-Fiction Romance Short Story (Off-World Series)

Light Street Press, 2013

From New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author, Rebecca York  PRAISE FOR REBECCA YORK  "Rebecca York delivers page-turning suspense."  --Nora Roberts  "(Rebecca York) is a real luminary of contemporary series romance." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World   OVERVIEW  Conquest is a science-fiction romance short story inspired by the example of Worf, the only Klingon member of Star Fleet. ...



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