The Lost Generation made up one of the most fascinating, eccentric, and diverse group of writers ever known--Ernest Hemmingway, James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and so many more collectively made up this artistic period in time. In this book, you will learn how and why the movement started, what it was like to be a writer in Paris, and what led to its fall.
A list of essential reading from the period is also included in the book.
This account retraces the history of one of the most famous shipwrecks of all time.
Few famous humans came into the world under such humble circumstances as Abraham Lincoln on February 12, 1809. But it may very well be that the humble and unassuming life he lived actually served to shape him into the solid, moral, honest, decent, hard-working adult that he became. What were those circumstances, the formula so to speak, that molded this future president?
This biography looks at the childhood and young adulthood of Abraham Lincoln.
This biography looks at both the life and times of one of the world’s most known artist, and how his life inspired his greatest masterpieces.
In the aftermath of the Earthquake, authorities learned the hard way that the city was vastly unprepared for any disaster. Find out what happened and how the city was repaired in this fascinating book.
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After every work of art in the country was evaluated a short list of finalists by British, Italian, Dutch, Belgian and French artists was announced. There were heavy hitters like Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh. Also on the list was one of the most original works in the Western World's art canon - The Arnolfini Portrait by Netherlands painter Jan van Eyck in 1434, perpetrated with oils on three panels of oak boards.
In the end the vote was not all that close. The winner was The Fighting Téméraire Tugged to Her Last Berth to Be Broken Up, 1838 painted by a contemporary and bitter rival of Constable, Joseph William Mallord Turner.
Turner was secretive and prolific in his paintings and did more than any other artist to elevate landscape painting to the lofty status of historical painting that was universally held to be the highest form of Western painting. Turner knew his rightful place among the Old Masters; 150 years after his death the people of England agreed with him.
This book tells his incredible story.
This book looks at the incredible history of espionage in the Civil War. With a gripping narrative this book will read more like a John le Carré spy novel than a history book.
HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.
The following books are bundled together at a discounted price in this anthology:
*Spies of the American Revolution
*Spies of the Civil War
This book tells the stories behind a half dozen events you might not know.
The topics include: Cuban Missile Crisis, Negro Baseball, Dust Bowl, MFAA, 1906 Earthquake, The Last Men to Walk on the Moon
This is a collection of previous published books, which may also be purchased separately.