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              Forests of Maine: Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge
               

              Forests of Maine: Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge (EPUB ebook)

              By Abbott, Jacob

              Learning doesn't have to be drudgery, as this exciting tale proves again and again. Younger readers with an interest in history and geography will adore Forests of Maine from author Jacob Abbott. Intrepid adventurer Marco Paul explores Maine...

              ISBN 9781776586318
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              Published NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher The Floating Press
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              Charles II
                

              Charles II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

              • RRP: $36.99
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              The ascension of Charles II to the British throne in 1660 marked the end of the English republican era-and the start of a period of unparalleled hedonism among the English ruling elite. The reader is first given the astonishing-and often shocking-details of Charles II's youth, in...cluding his parent's desperate but ultimately fruitless attempts to retain the throne. That sad tale ended with Charles I's public execution, and the imprisonment or exile in France of his family. Charles II's reign was marked by a series of major foreign and domestic political upheavals, which, despite their gravity, amazingly did nothing to shake the monarchy's position in society. This was the time of the Great Fire of London, the worst outbreak ever of the plague, the Second Anglo-Dutch war-and the continuing religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. The author shows how Charles II's popularity was unaffected by his overtly sham marriage to the Portuguese Catholic princess Catherine of Braganza-who the king described as a bat, not a woman, his alleged sympathies for the Catholic Church (suspicions which turned out to be justified), and even his scandalous personal life. The Queen produced no living heirs, but Charles II's endless list of mistresses-whom he openly acknowledged, and which included at least one self-confessed prostitute-produced at least twelve illegitimate offspring, many of whom were married off into the aristocracy. This is a remarkable story which provides a fascinating glimpse into the seamier side of the British royal house.
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              ISBN 9781389636059
              Released NZ 13 Sep 2017
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              Charles I
                

              Charles I (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              A dramatic and sweeping account from master storyteller Jacob Abbott, detailing the trials, tribulations, errors, and ultimate tragedy of Charles I (1600-1649), who achieved fame by becoming the only monarch of Britain to be executed after his country was plunged into a devastati...ng civil war. After detailing his early life's adventures, including his unsuccessful attempt to marry a Spanish Habsburg princess, and his later marriage to the French Bourbon princess Henrietta Maria, Abbott provides the reader with a concise background to the origin of the English Civil War. This work adeptly pinpoints the causes of Charles's ultimate downfall: the odious influence of George Villiers, first Duke of Buckingham; his marriage to a Roman Catholic, which alienated many Protestants; his failure to successfully support the Protestant forces during the Thirty Years' War; his attempt to force the Church of Scotland to adopt high Anglican practices (which led to the Bishops' Wars); his quarrels with the Parliament of England over his royal prerogative, and the popular resentment against excessive taxes and his increasingly autocratic style of rule. From 1642 onward, the increasing disturbances saw Charles plunged into the English Civil War, which pitted Royalists against Parliamentarians. For three years the battles raged back and forth across the land, and only ended with Charles's defeat and surrender in 1645. Even then, the drama was not at an end: Charles refused to agree to a constitutional monarchy, and escaped captivity in 1647. Re-captured, his increasingly diminished forces were finally overcome by Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army, and Charles was put on trial for treason and executed in public in the center of London in January 1649. His death marked the abolition of the monarchy in Britain and the creation of a republic called the Commonwealth of England. The monarchy would only be restored in 1660, when Charles's son was made king.
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              ISBN 9781389638800
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2017
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              Aboriginal America
                

              Aboriginal America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              American History: Volume I-Aboriginal America By Jacob Abbott. Part one 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. Starting with a physical description of the geograph...y and natural life of North America, Abbott moves on to address the origins, customs, and traditions of the Indian tribes living in North America. His conclusions-once common knowledge, but now suppressed in the name of political correctness-deal with many of the critical issues which surrounded the original settling of America.
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              ISBN 9781389628580
              Released NZ 16 Sep 2017
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              History of Darius the Great
                

              History of Darius the Great (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              The story of the founder of the Achaemenid, or the First Persian Empire, Darius I (c. 550-486 BC), is one of the best documented from that ancient time primarily because of a trilingual monumental relief on Mount Behistun which was written between the time of his coronation and h...is death. By drawing upon this record, and other primary sources, master storyteller Jacob Abbott takes the reader on a whirlwind account of a dramatic series of events in ancient Middle Eastern history. Filled with background tales of personal intrigue and shocking cruelty, the story follows Darius's ascension after the end of his grandfather Cambyses's reign, the difficult suppression of a series of internal revolts, the move of his seat of government to the world-famous capital city of Susa, and the expansion of his empire's borders from the Caucasus to the Indus. It also tells the story of his disastrous attempt to conquer the Scythians and the first and second attempts to conquer the Athenians-the first of which ended with the loss of his fleet, and the second in the decisive defeat of his army at the Battle of Marathon. Finally, the story of Darius ends during the revolt of his Egyptian provinces, and in the midst of preparations for a third assault on the Athenians. The greatness of Darius was the greatness of position and not of character. He was the absolute sovereign of nearly half the world, and, as such, was held up very conspicuously to the attention of mankind, who gaze with a strong feeling of admiration and awe upon these vast elevations of power, as they do upon the summits of mountains, simply because they are high. Cover image: A frieze from the palace of Persepolis, an Archer of Darius.
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              ISBN 9781389646393
              Released NZ 9 Sep 2017
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              History of Nero
                

              History of Nero (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              The violent, bloody, and incredible story of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37-68 AD), who was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, forms the basis of this highly readable and compelling work by master storyteller and popular historian Jacob Abbott. Beginning with the previous... emperors Caligula and Claudius, Abbott lays the groundwork for Nero's early years and family background. Nero was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne after Claudius's death. The author is careful to make sure that all the details he provides are accurate and sourced-and then presents to the reader a whirlwind of drama, intrigue, amazing extravagance, and ultimately, madness, centered around the highest office in the Roman Empire. As Nero's personal behavior became more and more erratic, he accumulated endless enemies at home. This resulted in assassination conspiracies-all of them unsuccessful, but increasingly desperate and causing a spiral of retaliation and cruelty. Finally, in 68, the rebellion of Vindex in Gaul, and later the acclamation of Galba in Hispania, drove Nero from the throne. Threatened with death by execution, Nero committed suicide, finally ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty.
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              ISBN 9781389655715
              Released NZ 7 Sep 2017
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              History of Romulus
                

              History of Romulus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abbott, Jacob

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              More than just a marvelously-told history of the life of the founder of Rome, this work by storyteller extraordinaire Jacob Abbott shows how early historical accounts weaved fact and fiction into a founding story so appealing that it has persisted through the millennia. Abbott pu...lls together the historical and mythological strands from all the existing accounts to set the stage for the founding of the great city of Rome by Romulus. The story starts with the earliest legends and the Aeneid, which tells of the destruction of Troy and the founding of the first settlements in the Italian Peninsula by fleeing survivors. The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, children of Rhea Silvia, then takes center stage-with the author always careful to point out to the reader what is verifiable fact and what is myth. The founding of Rome, its first government, the carrying off of the Sabine women, and the organization of the city-state are among the vast number of topics covered in this sweeping overview, which remains highly readable because of its personal focus on the life of Romulus. In this way, the reader acquires a complete picture of Romulus while simultaneously being given a highly satisfying sweep of history, the importance of myth and historical accuracy, and the origins of the greatest of all of the classical civilizations. From the introduction: If Rome had not risen to the proud position of mistress of the world, the story of the half-civilized chieftain who founded the city would never have been written, and the memory of his exploits would have perished with him. At best the accounts of Romulus and his great ancestor AEneas are somewhat legendary in character; but they have been incorporated into the literature of every civilized nation on the globe. Contains forty-seven illustrations and maps.
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              ISBN 9781389655784
              Released NZ 7 Sep 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
              Publisher Lulu.com
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              Rollo at Play: Or, Safe Amusements
               

              Rollo at Play: Or, Safe Amusements (EPUB ebook)

              By Abbott, Jacob

              Jacob Abbott was a trailblazer in the genre of juvenile fiction in the nineteenth century. In his wildly popular Rollo series, Abbott combines content specifically designed to build literacy and language skills, along with strong moral lessons. Rollo...

              ISBN 9781776591459
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              Published NZ 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher The Floating Press
              Interest Age 5-7 years
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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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