Casting a contrarian eye on the first major conflict of the twentieth century, Sean McMeekin finds the roots of WWI inside Russia, whose leaders deliberately sought -- for their own ends -- to expand a brawl that the Germans wanted to keep local. The author tracks the fallout of these antique plots right down to the present geopolitical landscape.
Compacting two dense millennia into a comparatively short and eventful narrative, Simon Jenkins treats readers to the gem-like historical highlights of one of the most successful and idiosyncratic nations on the planet. Whether outlining the transition from monarchy to democracy or speculating on Great Britain's future role in the world, the author maintains a lively, bantering, exuberant tone.
How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment by Eihei Dogen, Kosho Uchiyama Roshi : A "cookbook for life," one that shows us how to live with an unbiased mind in the midst of our workaday world. #Books #Zen
The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T. S. Garp, novelist and bastard son of Jenny Fields—a feminist leader ahead of her time. Beyond that, The World According to Garp virtually defies synopsis