Anglo-Saxon Britain by Grant Allen

Perhaps the invaders that came to dominate England at the end of Rome's tenure were uncouth, warlike, largely illiterate - and happy to remain so - and, in the modern sense, uncultured. They fought one another, fought everyone else, subjugated indigenous peoples, destroyed incipient Christianity and left little evidence of themselves. But they did leave their language, English, and look what happened to that. Anglo-Saxon Britain by Grant Allen provides a superb, succinct and highly readable history of these peoples and their language.

Freedom At Midnight, by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins: Moving Story of Gandhi's Assassination:
In these columns of, I have reviewed some books on Science, biography etc. But the book 'Freedom at Midnight' has a special place, because it has left an indelible impression in my heart. I read the book around thirty five years ago and find it very difficult to forget the contents. It is a book of contemporary History elaborating the events that led to the partition of India, Pakistan and assassination of Gandhi. Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins are the authors, but the former is the prime author of the book. He had a special love for India. He stayed in Kolkata with slum children, had a deep study of their lives and habits and wrote the book titled 'City of Joy'. Then, he made lot of research on the partition of India and brought out the book 'Freedom at Midnight' giving an authentic version of partition. It is the story of Lord Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohamed Ali Jinnah, Vallabhai Patel and above all Mahatma Gandhi. Any reader will be deeply moved to go through the turmoil which Gandhi underwent in his unsuccessful attempt to avoid partition and falling to an assassin's bullet while going for evening Prayer.

Book Review: The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge:
This 767 page tome is another great gift to the lay reader from the world of academe. In the presence of such a major work of scholarship a reviewer can only stand in awe. Few, if any, outside of a university department of medieval history, could be qualified to check and evaluate this book which builds upon so much learning from past as well as specialist modern historians from both the Western/Christian tradition and important Moslem sources. The author does not claim to tell the full story, presenting alternative views where matters are in doubt and stating clearly where information is lacking and an issue cannot be resolved. It is clear that many questions remain that might never be answered, but the big question for the layman concerns what can be learned from this study to help the West come to terms with Islam in its modern guise.

The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes:
The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes is an enormous, detailed and eventually rewarding study of events that influenced a century of history. Beginning with a description of the social, economic and political characteristics of the Tsarist regime before dealing with the rise of the Bolsheviks and all events that led up to the establishment of the Soviet State. Its approach is both committed and partial, but its achievement is without question.

The Generation of Exodus:
The article bridges the gap between the three major sources of Israel's origin: the Merneptah Stele, the battle reliefs from the Amnon temple at Karnak, and the archeological findings in the central hill country of Israel. The fiction of Exodus acquires its real historic background.

Biography of Gandhi:
This is a write-up containing views on a recently published controversial biography of Mahatma Gandhi. Not everyone might agree with Mahatma Gandhi but there is no denying the greatness of the struggle that he led.

Prehistoric Times:
If you are interested in Paleontology or Archaeology then "Everyday Life In Prehistoric Times," is for you. The author's name is Marjorie & C.H.B. Quenell. This book was very interesting depicting the lives of people who lived from the "Stone Age" all the way to the "Early Iron Age."

Literature and Painting in the Tang Dynasty:
The ancient Chinese people created great civilization with their own hard-working and intelligence in the Tang dynasty, and the most glorious ones were poems and calligraphic works, which are passed down from one generation to another and become priceless treasures of the Chinese people. 1. Literature The most outstanding achievement was poetry in the Tang dynasty (618-907) with a number of famous poets emerging since Chen Zi'ang and "the Four-Talented Poets " (Yang Jiong, Lu Zhaoling, Wang Bo, Luo Binwang), including Li Bai, Du Fu, Cen Shen and Wang Wei from its flourishing period, Li He, Han Yu...
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