Proclus: An Introduction by Radek Chlup

History / Military

Proclus: An Introduction by Radek Chlup
Anonymous, “Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy”
Henrik Lunde, “Hitler’s Preemptive War: The Battle Battle for Norway, 1940”
Kathryn Ferry, “The 1950s Kitchen”
Oliver Green – The Tube: Station to Station on the London Underground

Proclus: An Introduction by Radek Chlup

English | 2012 | ISBN-10: 0521761484 | 343 pages | PDF | 5,5 MB

Proclus of Lycia (412-485) was one of the greatest philosophers of antiquity, producing the most systematic version of late Neoplatonic thought. He exercised enormous influence on Byzantine, medieval, Renaissance and German Classical philosophy, ranking among the top five of ancient philosophers in terms of the number of preserved works.
Despite this he is rarely studied now, the enormous intricacy of his system making the reading of his treatises difficult for beginners. This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to all the basic areas of Proclus’ thought. It carefully guides the reader through his metaphysics, theology, epistemology and theory of evil, as well as his sophisticated philosophy of religion. It also sets Proclus in the historical, social and religious context of late antiquity, offering a synthetic account that will appeal to historians and students of ancient religion.

Anonymous, “Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy”

ISBN: 1620129029 | 2012 | EPUB/MOBI | 226 pages | 473 KB/623 KB

Although we no longer know who wrote this book, “Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy” offers the reader a weird series of tales of shipwrecks and disasters with accounts of amazing escapes and heart-rending fatalities. Here are just a few of the tales retold by the author: Account of the Loss of His Majesty’s Ship Phoenix, The Loss of The Peggy, shipwrect of the French Frigate Medusa, The Loss of The Royal Gorge, A Man Overboard, Wreck of A Slave Ship, The Absent Ship, Fingal’s Cave, and many, many more. Although we will never know the author of this book, he has shares these thoughts with us in the preface of the book: “A natural desire to know the fate of their fellow creatures seems implanted in the breast of mankind, and the most powerful sympathies are excited by listening to the misfortunes of the innocent. To record some impressive examples of calamity, or unlooked for deliverance, is the object of these pages; and it will be seen of what astonishing advantage are the virtues of decision, temperance, perseverance and unwavering hope in moments of extreme peril and despair. Shipwreck may be ranked among the greatest evils which man can experience. It is never void of danger, frequently of fatal issue, and invariably productive of regret. It is one against which there is the least resource, where patience, fortitude and ingenuity are in most cases, unavailing, except to protract a struggle with destiny, which, at length, proves irresistible.”

Henrik Lunde, “Hitler’s Preemptive War: The Battle Battle for Norway, 1940”

2010 | ISBN: 1935149334 | EPUB | 600 pages | 2 MB

Thorough examination of one of history s greatest revolutionary campaigns This book is essential reading; a must-have in your military library – Military ModelcraftAfter Hitler conquered Poland, the British began to exert control of the neutral Norwegian coast, an action that threatened to cut off Germany s iron-ore conduit to Sweden and outflank from the start its hegemony on the Continent. Germany quickly responded with a dizzying series of assaults, using every tool of modern warfare developed. Airlifted infantry, mountain troops and paratroopers were dispatched to the Scandinavian nation, seizing Norwegian strong points while forestalling larger but more cumbersome Allied units. The German Navy also set sail, taking a brutal beating at the hands of Britannia, while ensuring with its sacrifice that key harbours could be held open for resupply. As dive bombers soared overhead, small but elite German units traversed forbidding terrain to ambush Allies trying to forge inland. At Narvik, 6,000 German troops battled 20,000 French and British, until the Allies were finally forced to withdraw by the great disaster in France, leaving Norway to the wolves.As a veritable coda to the campaign, the aircraft carrier Glorious, while trying to sail back to Britain, was hammered under the waves by the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst. The air, airborne, sea, amphibious, infantry, armour and commando aspects of this brief but violent campaign are here covered in meticulous detail.

Kathryn Ferry, “The 1950s Kitchen”

2011 | pages: 63 | ISBN: 0747808279 | EPUB | 6,7 mb

The 1950s was the first great age of the modern kitchen: labor-saving appliances, bright colors and the novelty of fitted units moved the kitchen from dankness into light, where it became the domain of the happy housewife and the heart of the home. Formica – a new space-age material – decorated with fashionable patterns topped sleek cupboards that contained new classic wares such as Pyrex and ‘Homemaker’ crockery, and the ingredients for 1950s British staples: semolina, coronation chicken and spotted dick.
Electricity entered the kitchens of millions, and nowhere in the home was modern technology and modern design more evident. Bold color, clean lines and stainless steel were keynotes of the decade, and it is no surprise that 1950s kitchen style is now the height of fashion once again, with names like Cath Kidston picking up on the best of ’50s kitchen kitsch, and manufacturers like Dualit, Kitchen Aid and Aga doing healthy business with retro appliances.
This book – a celebration of cooking, eating and living in the 1950s kitchen – is a feast of nostalgia, and a mine of inspiration for anyone wanting to recreate that ’50s look in their own home.

Oliver Green – The Tube: Station to Station on the London Underground

2012 | ISBN: 0747812276 | English | 120 pages | EPUB | 10.6 MB

From Norman Foster’s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London’s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even further by the much-loved network’s 150th anniversary in 2013.