King Zhou in the Shang Dynasty

The legend went as that the eldest son of King Diyi (father of King Zhou), Qi, was supposed to take the throne after the death of King Diyi, but he was deposed owing to the low social status of his mother, so Dixin (the second elder son of King Diyi) ascended to the throne, who was known to the world as King Zhou. It was recorded in Xunzi (the book written by the famous philosopher, Xun Zi) that: "King Zhou is very handsome and outstanding, who can rival a hundred soldiers in war".

Solomon Northup and Gustavus Vassa:
The premise looks into two erudite slaves whose autobiographies depicted their travails, journeys and sacrifices they have had to make. It also looks into their era and how their perspective of life helps them to assimilate into the societies they had to exist.

Killing Lincoln:
Bill O'Reilly writes an amazing thriller about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It's a departure from the style of his other books, and even though we know the outcome, we're still hanging on every word.

Thunder In The Morning Written By Don Brown:
The North Korean War, Police Action, or Korean Conflict, whichever one would call it, occurred many years ago in the 1950's and has been mostly forgotten except for those that survived, their families, and the families of those that were killed or missing. This excellently written story revolves around a prison camp in North Korea where a few American prisoners could possibly still exist from that war, now being quite old in their 80's, if any survived.

A Man For All Seasons - Robert Bolt:
From the beginning of the play, the reader can almost smell the terrible fate awaiting More. Yet we accompany him in his doomed journey, not with sadness but awe. We never ask: why does he forsake his life when there is so much in it. We are inspired by his fortitude and marvel at his wisdom. There are other minor characters in the play, weak and wicked men like Rich, Cranmer, and Norfolk. But all their roles are there to enhance that of More.

The Origins Of The Final Solution:
Books on the holocaust are often emotionally involving. This book charts the decline of Nazi Germany from antisemitism and shame after the First World War to mass murder of the Jews and East Europeans. The details of who met whom,wrote, said did leaves no doubt as to who were responsible for the evolution of large-scale annihilation. It also addresses the moral issues and the behavior of Germany's bureaucracy and society.

The Spanish Holocaust by Paul Preston:
Paul Preston's detailed and scrupulously referenced work on the retribution exacted during the Spanish Civil War is neither an easy nor a reassuring read. On the contrary, it is a difficult and at times depressing tale. The most depressing aspect of the book is that the events were all real. Amongst those who still want to fight this conflict, its history is still a bone of contention. But within the pages of The Spanish Holocaust are many stories of people who no longer have the right to demand anything.

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Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more ominous and distinct only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi threat, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten films, such as Hitler's Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docu-drama by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.; I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany (1936), a sensational true tale of "a Hollywood girl in Naziland!" and Professor Mamlock (1938), an anti-Nazi film made by German refugees living in the Soviet Union. Doherty also recounts how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios and the workers on the payroll shaded reactions to what was never simply a business decision. As Europe hurtled toward war, a proxy battle waged in Hollywood over how to conduct business with the Nazis, how to cover Hitler and his victims in the newsreels, and whether to address or ignore Nazism in Hollywood feature films.
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