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              Conqueror of the World: Alexander the Great
                

              Conqueror of the World: Alexander the Great (Hardback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              By the age of 33, Alexander of Macedon had conquered most of the known world and would have seized more, had he not met an early end. This incredible true story of a young king, barely out of his teens, who took on the might of the Persian Empire and won military victories of sta...ggering significance, is one of the greatest true tales ever told. From his homeland in the north of Greece, Alexander swept through southern Greece, crossed the Hellespont and marched through all of Asia Minor, the Middle East, Mesopotamia and Egypt. He achieved incredible victories for eleven years of almost continual warfare against astounding odds, and was the only military leader in history never to suffer defeat in battle. From the almost legendary siege of Tyre (where he built a causeway across a kilometer of sea to reach his foe) to the great Battle of Gaugamela, Alexander seemed invincible, until he was undone at last by his own personal weakness. This book does not shy away from probing Alexander's dark personality traits and the degeneration of his personal life which caused his early death. Illustrated, index.
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              ISBN 9781389455957
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2017
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              Conqueror of the World: Alexander the Great
                

              Conqueror of the World: Alexander the Great (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              By the age of 33, Alexander of Macedon had conquered most of the known world and would have seized more, had he not met an early end. This incredible true story of a young king, barely out of his teens, who took on the might of the Persian Empire and won military victories of sta...ggering significance, is one of the greatest true tales ever told. From his homeland in the north of Greece, Alexander swept through southern Greece, crossed the Hellespont and marched through all of Asia Minor, the Middle East, Mesopotamia and Egypt. He achieved incredible victories for eleven years of almost continual warfare against astounding odds, and was the only military leader in history never to suffer defeat in battle. From the almost legendary siege of Tyre (where he built a causeway across a kilometer of sea to reach his foe) to the great Battle of Gaugamela, Alexander seemed invincible, until he was undone at last by his own personal weakness. This book does not shy away from probing Alexander's dark personality traits and the degeneration of his personal life which caused his early death. Illustrated, index.
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              ISBN 9781389464829
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2017
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              American History: Volume VI-Revolt of the Colonies
                

              American History: Volume VI-Revolt of the Colonies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              Part six of an eight part series on the history of America from its earliest times through to the age of George Washington, told by master storyteller Jacob Abbott. This volume provides a fascinating and detailed account of all the events that led up to the opening military engag...ements of what became the American Revolution. Starting with a discussion of how the concept of government, independence, and liberty took root in the thirteen colonies because of their unique social makeup, the author moves on to contrast this with the commercial and economic demands of England. The introduction of the Stamp Act and its effect upon the colonies is treated with objectivity and the author fairly reviews both sides of the argument-and discusses many of the excesses committed by individuals on both sides. As events sped up, the clock was set in motion for a military clash. The exploits of, among others, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis, and the other major players are revealed in gripping detail, along with the heavy-handed Boston Massacre, the burning of HMS Gaspee, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battle of Lexington-when the British finally realized that they were no longer dealing with unhappy colonists, but a full-fledged rebellion.
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              ISBN 9781366488503
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2017
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              Alfred the Great
                

              Alfred the Great (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              The story of England's greatest king of all time is a tale of war, peace, bravery, learning, and strength of character-and, in the end, the victory of enlightenment over darkness. Told by master storyteller Jacob Abbott, the tale begins with a discussion on racial origins-and an ...eye-opening, if brief, sweep of European racial history-before moving on to discuss the origins of the original Britons, the Anglo-Saxons, and the Danes, all of whom played important roles in British history over a millennium ago. As always, Abbott is careful to distinguish confirmed fact from mythology, and is at pains to point out what is certain and what is not-bearing in mind that Alfred ruled a mere 800 years after Julius Caesar. From that basis, the story of Alfred is told from his early years onward, his crowning as king, the early battles-and defeats-and his ultimately successful defense against the Viking attempt at conquest. This book also delves into Alfred's numerous social policies which were pioneering at the time. His promotion of education, the building of roads and towns, and many other achievements-including the invention of the lantern-greatly accelerated the civilizational development of England. The only monarch of the British Isles to be given the name Great, Alfred's contribution to history towers above those of his contemporaries. It is not for naught that his name has eclipsed all other kings and queens of England for over one thousand years...
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              ISBN 9781366821041
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2017
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              Mary Queen of Scots: Biography of a Maker of History
                

              Mary Queen of Scots: Biography of a Maker of History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              Jacob Abbott's account of Mary Queen of Scots life and untimely death is complete with original illustrations of Mary herself and her various residences. Abbott's history is both embracing and superb as an introduction to one of the most divisive and controversial figures of the ...Tudor era. Mary had a complex role in the politics of the day, and had potential as a rival to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The book begins by examining Mary's childhood years, and her French education. The agreement - The Treaty of Greenwich - which would pair the young Mary to Edward, the son of Henry VIII, is detailed, as are hopes that the union would cement relations between the English and the Scots. Clever, capable and charming, Mary Queen of Scots was initially seen as a promising monarch. However the rules of accession of the time made her very existence problematic for Queen Elizabeth I. This problem would underline the remainder of Mary's life, her nature as a potential threat made eternal by her very blood.
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              ISBN 9781387894635
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2018
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              Strategy Six Pack 2
                

              Strategy Six Pack 2 (Hardback)

              By Abbott, Jacob; Romanus, Flavius Vegetus; Wellington, Duke Of; Abbott, John S. C.; Roosevelt, Theodore

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              Strategy Six Pack 2 brings together six master works for military theorists: Cleopatra by Jacob Abbott, The Military Institutions of the Romans by Flavius Vegetus Renatus, Alexander The Great by Jacob Abbot, Napoleon Bonaparte by John S. C. Abbott, Military Maxims by the Duke of ...Wellington and The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt. Each classic text has been newly revised and expertly edited. Two thousand years of military science distilled into one awesome book.
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              ISBN 9781365218910
              Released NZ 26 Jun 2016
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              Mary Queen of Scots: Biography of a Maker of History (Hardcover)
                

              Mary Queen of Scots: Biography of a Maker of History (Hardcover) (Hardback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              Jacob Abbott's account of Mary Queen of Scots life and untimely death is complete with original illustrations of Mary herself and her various residences. Abbott's history is both embracing and superb as an introduction to one of the most divisive and controversial figures of the ...Tudor era. Mary had a complex role in the politics of the day, and had potential as a rival to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The book begins by examining Mary's childhood years, and her French education. The agreement - The Treaty of Greenwich - which would pair the young Mary to Edward, the son of Henry VIII, is detailed, as are hopes that the union would cement relations between the English and the Scots. Clever, capable and charming, Mary Queen of Scots was initially seen as a promising monarch. However the rules of accession of the time made her very existence problematic for Queen Elizabeth I. This problem would underline the remainder of Mary's life, her nature as a potential threat made eternal by her very blood.
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              ISBN 9781387894628
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2018
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              Cleopatra
                

              Cleopatra (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              Cleopatra tells the story of the girl queen who inherited the richest empire in the world - one that stretched from the scorching deserts of lower Egypt to the shining Mediterranean metropolis of Alexandria. In his concise biography, Historian Jacob Abbott brings to life the intr...igue, romance and dramatic action of Cleopatra's life and times.
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              ISBN 9781365775628
              Released NZ 21 Feb 2017
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              War of the Revolution
                

              War of the Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              Part seven of an eight part series on the history of America from its earliest times through to the age of George Washington, told by master storyteller Jacob Abbott. Abbott recounts in gripping style not merely the main facts of the American Revolution, but also fascinating pers...onal details, and little-known twists and turns of this tumultuous, world history-changing event. Read in detail the course of events, starting with the First Continental Congress, the opening shots at the battles of Lexington and Concord, the early British successes, the imported Hessian mercenaries, the daring bravado of General George Washington, and the great battles of the war, ending with the surrender of Cornwallis and the treaty of peace. The new ministry immediately took measures for negotiating a treaty of peace, and the news was received in the American camps by the war-worn and exhausted soldiers, and among all the towns and villages throughout the country, by the whole population, with unbounded joy. The people had indeed great occasion to rejoice, for the means and resources of the government for carrying on the war, and even for keeping their armies in the field, were almost entirely gone, and the soldiers in all the camps were reduced nearly to the last stages of destitution and suffering. Still, if the end had not been thus received, the country would have aroused itself to new efforts and continued the struggle.
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              ISBN 9781389623684
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              Cleopatra
                

              Cleopatra (Hardback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              Cleopatra VII was more than the last Macedonian Queen of Egypt. She was a femme fatale of epic proportion, ensnaring the two mightiest Romans of her time, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, with her famed beauty and intelligence. The story of Cleopatra reads like a modern thriller. F...rom her murderous family, who were not averse to killing parents, siblings, and their own children, to the civil wars between Pompey, Caesar, Octavian Augustus, Brutus, and Mark Antony, the tale of this last queen of Egypt is filled with high drama, tension and, ultimately, tragedy. It is a story which, once started, is almost impossible to put down. This is possibly master storyteller Jacob Abbott's finest book.
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              ISBN 9781389428425
              Released NZ 4 Nov 2017
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