There is a mass of literature on Napoleon and his times, yet there are only a handful of scholarly works that seek to cover the Napoleonic Wars in their entirety, and fewer still that place the conflict in any broader framework. This study redresses the balance. Drawing on recent findings and applying a 'total' history approach, it explores the causes and effects of the conflict, and places it in the context of the evolution of modern warfare. It reappraises the most significant and controversial military ventures, including the war at sea and Napoleon's campaigns of 1805-9. The study gives an insight into the factors that shaped the war, setting the struggle in its wider economic, cultural, political and intellectual dimensions.
Daniel Gains and his best friend Carson Dennison own a retail establishment outside of town and have expectations in expanding their business. Little did they know that those plans were about to change. One day Dan is inspired by God to deliver a message to his church. Deeply disturbed by it, he ministers to them anyways. Shortly afterward, an unannounced disease, Blurr, is threatening the lives of millions, and he is afraid for his family. He embarks on a journey, meeting others along the way while searching for a safe place from the disease.
When Dan, is chosen to search for a safe place for his family and friends to escape the terror of the disease Blurr, he encounters obstacles that only God can help him through. With the betrayal by many, the numerous of unexplained deaths, and the unquestionable acts of the elements of the world, will they survive as they hope for another day? Despite all that is going wrong, Gods power is at work, helping him and others along the way.
Jernigan es la divertídisima historia de un hombre que dejándose llevar por sus peores cualidades consigue convertir su vida en un estrepitoso fracaso. La cautivadora voz de Peter Jernigan nos acompaña en su particular descenso a los infiernos, a la vez que ofrece una desternillante disección del egoísmo, la indiferencia y la crueldad que se hallan en el fondo de cada uno de nosotros. Jernigan, publicada en 1991 y finalista del Premio Pulitzer, es la primera y más aclamada novela de David Gates, y su protagonista se ha convertido en uno de los antihéroes clásicos de la literatura norteamericana reciente.