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Travels with Herodotus

Travels with Herodotus Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
ISBN-10 9780307548238
Release 2009-11-11
Pages 288
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From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to Czechoslovakia. Instead, he was sent to India – the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world that took Kapuscinski from Iran to El Salvador, from Angola to Armenia. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' Histories in tow, Kapuscinski describes his awakening to the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of new environments, and how the words of the Greek historiographer helped shape his own view of an increasingly globalized world. Written with supreme eloquence and a constant eye to the global undercurrents that have shaped the last half-century, Travels with Herodotus is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Way of Herodotus

The Way of Herodotus Author Justin Marozzi
ISBN-10 9780786727278
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 384
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Intrepid travel historian Justin Marozzi retraces the footsteps of Herodotus through the Mediterranean and Middle East, examining Herodotus's 2,500-year-old observations about the cultures and places he visited and finding echoes of his legacy reverberating to this day. The Way of Herodotus is a lively yet thought-provoking excursion into the world of Herodotus, with the man who invented history ever present, guiding the narrative with his discursive spirit.



The Life and Travels of Herodotus

The Life and Travels of Herodotus Author James Talboys Wheeler
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10236327
Release 1855
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The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century

The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Author James Talboys Wheeler
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433070302439
Release 1856
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The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Befor Christ an Imaginary Biography Founded on Facrt Illustrative of History Manners Religion Literature Arts by J Talboys Wheeler

The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Befor Christ an Imaginary Biography Founded on Facrt  Illustrative of History  Manners  Religion  Literature  Arts     by J  Talboys Wheeler Author James Talboys Wheeler
ISBN-10 IBNR:CR102020263
Release 1855
Pages 453
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The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Befor Christ an Imaginary Biography Founded on Facrt Illustrative of History Manners Religion Literature Arts by J Talboys Wheeler has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Befor Christ an Imaginary Biography Founded on Facrt Illustrative of History Manners Religion Literature Arts by J Talboys Wheeler also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Befor Christ an Imaginary Biography Founded on Facrt Illustrative of History Manners Religion Literature Arts by J Talboys Wheeler book for free.



The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century

The Life and Travels of Herodotus in the Fifth Century Author James Talboys Wheeler
ISBN-10 0217124763
Release 2009-08
Pages 268
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. HALICARNASSUS (continued), B. C. 464. HERODOTUS PREPARES FOB A VOYAGE TO IONIA FAMILY AFFAIRS. POLITICAL STATE OF HALICARNASSUS. QUEEN ARTEMISIA. STRUGGLES OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.--AMBITION OF LYXES FOR HIS SON HERODOTUS. HERODOTUS'S POETICAL ASPIRATIONS. HIS ARDUOUS LABORS IN THE COMPOSITION OF AN EPIC POEM. REVIEW OF EARLY GREEK LITERATURE. HOMER AND HESIOD. RISE OF LYRIC POETRY. FIRST EDITION OF THE HOMERIC POEMS PUBLISHED BY THE PISISTRATIDS.--CRITICISM OF LYXES UPON HERODOTUS'S EPIC.--PARTING ADVICE. Herodotus was twenty years of age when it was ordained that he should leave his father's house at Halicarnassus, and pay a visit to the two Ionian islands of Samoa and Chios. Kinsmen of his father resided in both places. In Chios, which was the furthest off, lived a namesake, who was well known as Herodotus the son of Basilides, and who had taken an important part in the late Persian war. In Samos lived Theodoras, a descendant of the famous Samian artist of the same name. The reader must now be made acquainted with the reason which induced Lyxes to send his son upon such a voyage. Lyxes was a man of considerable wealth, and of great influence at Halicarnassus; and it had been arranged between the families that Herodotus was to be married to the fair Phaedra, a granddaughter of the old queen Artemisia. At the present time, however, Phaedra was only eight years old, and Herodotus was not at all sure that he had ever seen her. It was therefore neces sary, in the first place, that some ten years should elapse before the intended marriage could be celebrated. In the second place, Lyxes had noticed strong evidences of talent in his son, and hoped that this marriage would enable him to take a prominent position in Halicarnassus. At the same time, Halicar...



LIFE TRAVELS OF HERODOTUS IN

LIFE   TRAVELS OF HERODOTUS IN Author James Talboys 1824-1897 Wheeler
ISBN-10 1371844801
Release 2016-08-28
Pages 470
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The Shadow of the Sun

The Shadow of the Sun Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
ISBN-10 9780307367099
Release 2011-05-25
Pages 352
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A moving portrait of Africa from Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent - a masterpiece from a modern master. Famous for being in the wrong places at just the right times, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule - the "sometimes dramatic and painful, sometimes enjoyable and jubilant" rebirth of a continent. The Shadow of the Sun sums up the author's experiences ("the record of a 40-year marriage") in this place that became the central obsession of his remarkable career. From the hopeful years of independence through the bloody disintegration of places like Nigeria, Rwanda and Angola, Kapuscinski recounts great social and political changes through the prism of the ordinary African. He examines the rough-and-ready physical world and identifies the true geography of Africa: a little-understood spiritual universe, an African way of being. He looks also at Africa in the wake of two epoch-making changes: the arrival of AIDS and the definitive departure of the white man. Kapuscinski's rare humanity invests his subjects with a grandeur and a dignity unmatched by any other writer on the Third World, and his unique ability to discern the universal in the particular has never been more powerfully displayed than in this work. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Imperium

Imperium Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
ISBN-10 9780804150712
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 352
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Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time. He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier ("something dreadful and incomprehensible...in this world that I enter at seven years of age"), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power." Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where "nature pals it up with the executioner"), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire. Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, "arose in the margins of my journeys" -- reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold "on the screen of a television set...as well as on the screen of the country's ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels." It is this "schizophrenic perception in two different dimensions" that enabled Kapuscinski to discover and illuminate the most telling features of a society in dire turmoil. Imperium is a remarkable work from one of the most original and sharply perceptive interpreters of our world -- galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuscinski's limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.



An Account of Egypt

An Account of Egypt Author Herodotus
ISBN-10 9781781663639
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 108
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The full translated text of 'An Account of Egypt', the ancient manuscript by the 'Father of History', Greek historian Herodotus. This is not only a fascinating look into the history of Ancient Egypt, but also a look into Herodotus' own world-view, as an exemplar of Greek thinking at the time.



Herodotus

Herodotus Author Jeanne Bendick
ISBN-10 9781932350203
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 78
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Best-selling author Jeanne Bendick takes us for another informative—and amusing—journey into places and events of long ago. Herodotus and the Road to History, written in the first person, details the investigative journeys of Herodotus—a contemporary of the Old Testament prophet Malachi—as he takes ship from Greece and voyages to the limits of his own ancient world. His persistence, amidst disbelief and ridicule, in the self-appointed task of recording his discoveries as “histories” (the Greek word meaning “inquiry”), means that today we can still follow his expeditions into the wonder and mystery of Syria, Persia, Egypt and the “barbaric” north. Jeanne Bendick's lucid text, humorous illustrations and helpful maps entertain and instruct as they open the way for readers young and old to once again join Herodotus . . . on the road to history.



Shah of Shahs

Shah of Shahs Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
ISBN-10 9780804153508
Release 2014-08-06
Pages 160
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In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break-up of the old regime, Kapuscinski gives us a compelling history of conspiracy, repression, fanatacism, and revolution.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.



Travels

Travels Author Michael Crichton
ISBN-10 9780307816498
Release 2012-05-14
Pages 400
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels—an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.



Travels with Myself and Another

Travels with Myself and Another Author Martha Gellhorn
ISBN-10 9781440621574
Release 2001-05-07
Pages 304
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"Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt," writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt's secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together. Hemingway is, of course, the unnamed "other" in the title of this tart memoir, first published in 1979, in which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, both accompanied and alone. With razor-sharp humor and exceptional insight into place and character, she tells of a tense week spent among dissidents in Moscow; long days whiled away in a disused water tank with hippies clustered at Eilat on the Red Sea; and her journeys by sampan and horse to the interior of China during the Sino-Japanese War. Now including a foreward by Bill Buford and photographs of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this new edition rediscovers the voice of an extraordinary woman and brings back into print an irresistibly entertaining classic.



The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus

The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus Author Carolyn Dewald
ISBN-10 9781139827157
Release 2006-06-08
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Herodotus' Histories is the first major surviving prose work from antiquity. Its range of interests is immense, covering the whole of the known world and much beyond, and it culminates in a detailed account of the Persian Wars of the early fifth century BC. Moreover, research has shown that Herodotus is a sophisticated and at times even ironic narrator, and a pioneer and serious practitioner of historical research at a time when the Greeks' traditions about their past were still the fluid transmissions and memories of a largely oral society. This Companion provides a series of accessible chapters, written by distinguished scholars, illuminating many aspects of Herodotus' work: his skill in language and his narrative art; his intellectual preconceptions; his working methods and techniques; his attitude towards nature and the gods; his attitude towards foreign cultures and peoples; and his view of human life and human history.



An Account of Egypt

An Account of Egypt Author Herodotus
ISBN-10 9781365030086
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Ryszard Kapuscinski

Ryszard Kapuscinski Author Artur Domoslawski
ISBN-10 9781844679188
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 464
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Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the twentieth century. During the Cold War, he was a dauntless investigator as well as a towering literary talent, and books such as The Emperor and Travels with Herodotus founded the new genre of ‘literary reportage’. It was an achievement that brought him global renown, not to mention the uninvited attentions of the CIA. In this definitive biography, Artur Domos?awski shines a new light on the personal relationships of this intensely charismatic, deeply private man, examining the intractable issue at the heart of Kapu?ci?ski’s life and work: the relationship and tension between journalism and literature. In researching this book, Domos?awski, himself an award-winning foreign correspondent, enjoyed unprecedented access to Kapu?ci?ski’s private papers. The result traces his mentor’s footsteps through Africa and Latin America, delves into files and archives that Kapu?ci?ski himself examined, and records conversations with the people that he talked to in the course of his own investigations. Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski is a meticulous, riveting portrait of a complex man of intense curiosity living at the heart of dangerous times.