The Baron Goes East

Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755143388
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The Baron Goes East. A gripping mystery in which John Mannering flies out to India to help an old friend. There is a Maharajah who seeks credit, a dealer in jewels whose main interest is drugs, and an attempted detention. The Baron and his friend both have enemies — dealing not just in diamonds, but also death.

The Baron S Cloak

Author: Willard Sunderland
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471060
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The Baron S Cloak. Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg (1885–1921) was a Baltic German aristocrat and tsarist military officer who fought against the Bolsheviks in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War. From there he established himself as the de facto warlord of Outer Mongolia, the base for a fantastical plan to restore the Russian and Chinese empires, which then ended with his capture and execution by the Red Army as the war drew to a close. In The Baron’s Cloak, Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire’s final decades through the arc of the Baron’s life, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia. Tracking Ungern’s movements, he transits through the Empire’s multinational borderlands, where the country bumped up against three other doomed empires, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Qing, and where the violence unleashed by war, revolution, and imperial collapse was particularly vicious. In compulsively readable prose that draws on wide-ranging research in multiple languages, Sunderland recreates Ungern’s far-flung life and uses it to tell a compelling and original tale of imperial success and failure in a momentous time. Sunderland visited the many sites that shaped Ungern’s experience, from Austria and Estonia to Mongolia and China, and these travels help give the book its arresting geographical feel. In the early chapters, where direct evidence of Ungern’s activities is sparse, he evokes peoples and places as Ungern would have experienced them, carefully tracing the accumulation of influences that ultimately came together to propel the better documented, more notorious phase of his career Recurring throughout Sunderland’s magisterial account is a specific artifact: the Baron’s cloak, an essential part of the cross-cultural uniform Ungern chose for himself by the time of his Mongolian campaign: an orangey-gold Mongolian kaftan embroidered in the Khalkha fashion yet outfitted with tsarist-style epaulettes on the shoulders. Like his cloak, Ungern was an imperial product. He lived across the Russian Empire, combined its contrasting cultures, fought its wars, and was molded by its greatest institutions and most volatile frontiers. By the time of his trial and execution mere months before the decree that created the USSR, he had become a profoundly contradictory figure, reflecting both the empire’s potential as a multinational society and its ultimately irresolvable limitations.

Baron Trump S Marvellous Underground Journey

Author: Ingersoll Lockwood
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 145662881X
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Baron Trump S Marvellous Underground Journey. Originally published in 1893, Ingersoll Lockwood’s nearly-forgotten Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey blends science fiction and fantasy in a story told by Little Baron Trump, an aristocratic boy who sets out from Castle Trump to discover the World Within a World that he read about in a fifteenth-century manuscript of the “celebrated thinker and philosopher,” the learned Spaniard, Don Fum. Join Baron Trump and his faithful dog and companion, Bulger, as they set off to Northern Russia in search of a portal to the subterranean. Along the 500 mile journey, you’ll meet an assortment of bizarre and fascinating creatures: a giant tortoise, an afflicted princess, a talking clock, Ant People and more. Will Little Baron Trump and Bulger make it back safely to Castle Trump? Join the adventure! This newly-released 2017 edition features: -- The complete text of Ingersoll Lockwood's Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey --Charles Howard Johnson's charming original 19th-century illustrations --A brand new Foreword from the publisher commenting on the striking parallels between Lockwood's work and President Donald Trump, his son Barron Trump, and the incredible claim that President Trump may possess a time machine --Original, stimulating discussion questions for use in book clubs, or for personal enrichment.

Facing The East In The West

Author: Barbara Korte
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042030496
Size: 53.66 MB
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Facing The East In The West. Over the last decade, migration flows from Central and Eastern Europe have become an issue in political debates about human rights, social integration, multiculturalism and citizenship in Great Britain. The increasing number of Eastern Europeans living in Britain has provoked ambivalent and diverse responses, including representations in film and literature that range from travel writing, humorous fiction, mockumentaries, musicals, drama and children's literature to the thriller. The present volume discusses a wide range of representations of Eastern and Central Europe and its people as reflected in British literature, film and culture. The book offers new readings of authors who have influenced the cultural imagination since the nineteenth century, such as Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad and Arthur Koestler. It also discusses the work of more contemporary writers and film directors including Sacha Baron Cohen, David Cronenberg, Vesna Goldsworthy, Kapka Kassabova, Marina Lewycka, Ken Loach, Mike Phillips, Joanne K. Rowling and Rose Tremain. With its focus on post-Wall Europe, Facing the East in the Westgoes beyond discussions of migration to Britain from an established postcolonial perspective and contributes to the current exploration of 'new' European identities.

The Women S Awakening In Egypt

Author: Beth Baron
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300072716
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The Women S Awakening In Egypt. Between 1892 & 1920 nearly 30 Arabic periodicals by, for & about women were produced in Egypt for circulation. Here, Beth Baron presents the first sustained study of this material setting it in the context of the greater social transformation of the era.