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Suharto, Farewell to the King
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 12. Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
DURING his 32 years in power Suharto had plenty of opportunities to do good and bad—which he did, alternately. However, there was a process which seemed to go on forever under his administration, the length of which could only be outdone by Cuba’s Fidel Castro. This process was centralization, and even personalization, with figurehead Suharto as the nucleus of the entire nation.
Claudia Procula Wife of Pontius Pilate Friend of Mary Magdalene
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Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The book is a brief historical biography of Claudia Procula, the Roman Princess who married Pontius Pilate, the Roman Prefect of Judea who judged Jesus Christ and crucified him. Claudia knew Jesus and tried to save him, and later converted her Roman husband.
Small Boy in the Sunshine
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,230. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Robert Brien grew up in the warm sunshine in South Africa before immigrating to Rhodesia and then further north to England. Bob's passion for life and desire to experiment in all manner of things makes you wonder how he has managed to survive through to such a ripe old age! His friends and family never quite know what he’s going to do next … Life is never boring in such company!
Sjam Kamaruzaman, A Ghost in the G30S Machine
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 11. Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
WHO was Sjam, a man with five aliases? Who was this native of Tuban, East Java, who was an atheist yet known to be good at reciting verses from the Qur’an? Was he a double agent or just a loyal follower of PKI Chairman D.N. Aidit? The G30S tragedy is a mystery whose secrets have never been fully uncovered. Sjam Kamaruzaman is an important figure in the chaos....
Worlds Torn Asunder: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
More than a Holocaust survivor memoir. More than just a harrowing tale of survival and hope. What makes this story special is its unique three-dimensional depth. A retired Rabbi and educator, the author masterfully weaves personal memoir into historical context, with a deep appreciation for Jewish lore and tradition. Dov Beril Edelstein was Auschwitz inmate #A7868. This is his story.
Kartosoewirjo, An Impossible Dream
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
FIFTY years after his death, Sekarmadji Maridjan Kartosoewirjo continues to inspire groups who dream of an ‘Islamic State’ in this country—both by peaceful and violent means. Ironically, the Kartosoewirjo family was classified as gentry, feudal and not a strict follower of Islam. His youth was not spent in religious education but in colonial Dutch schools.
Musso and the Madiun Movement
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Many know him as an Indonesian Communist Party leader during the rebellions of 1926 and 1948, the first of which was against the Netherlands Indies colonial government, while the second, in Madiun, East Java, was against the newly established Indonesian government. His name was Musso, a son of Kediri known for his religious diligence as a child.
Sutan Sjahrir, Little Brother’s Lasting Legacy
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,970. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Sutan Sjahrir was one of the seven Fathers of Indonesian Revolution. He urged Sukarno and Hatta to declare Indonesian independence although he himself was not present on the big day. He chose an elegant way to drive the Dutch out of Indonesia, a way which was opposed by the other Fathers of Indonesian Revolution. His anti-fascist, anti-military ideology was criticized.....
Njoto and The G30S Tragedy
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
APART from New Order books that incriminate all Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members in the September 30 Movement (G30S) of 1965, most historians have found no involvement of Njoto in this revolutionary action. Sidelined for being too close to President Sukarno, senior PKI politician Njoto is the other side of the history of the G30S.
Red White Black
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
At the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up, the Saddle Bronc Championship of the Northwest came down to three men of different skin colors - Jackson Sundown, a Nez Perce Indian, John Spain, a white man from pioneering stock, and George Fletcher, an African American. Red. White. Black.
Vincent Szabo: Journey of a Hungarian Revolutionary
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,330. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013 by Bettie Youngs Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The Hungarian Revolution forever changed the West’s perspective on Communism. The intensely interesting story of Vincent Szabo shows why the Hungarians eventually revolted against their government. Many make their way to America—and lead successful lives.
Tjokroaminoto, Freedom’s Leading Light
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
SUKARNO, the nation’s first president, acknowledged that Haji Oemar Said Tjokroaminoto changed his life around. He was not only Sukarno’s father-in-law, he was also his political guru and of other independence movement leaders, such as Semaoen, Musso, Alimin and Kartosoewirjo. But in the end, the mentor of our founding fathers stood alone....
Russian at Heart
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,450. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Born into the Crimean gentry, young Sonechka Balk is left orphaned and destitute by the Russian Revolution that destroys her idyllic life. In 1924, aged just 19, she flees to Shanghai, one of 30,000 White Russian diaspora seeking refuge from the Bolsheviks . Surviving some of the 20th century’s greatest upheavals, she finds love in war-torn Shanghai and eventually refuge for her family in America.
Sarwo Edhie Revisited, 1965 PKI Nemesis
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
THE name of Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, alongside Suharto’s, rocketed to prominence after the political upheaval of 1965. As commander of the Army Para-Commando Regiment or RPKAD, Colonel Sarwo Edhie spearheaded the operations that would annihilate the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party.
Ernest Douwes Dekker, A Nation Inspired
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
IN his body flowed Dutch, French, German and Javanese blood, yet François Eugène Douwes Dekker’s spirit was nationalism, rooted among the local population. He was the first person to establish a political party in Indonesia, prompting Dutch colonial officials to brand him dangerous, for his capacity to provoke ‘native’ Indonesians into rebelling.
Tan Malaka, Forgotten Founding Father
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,800. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
HE was the first important figure who conceived of and wrote about the Republic of Indonesia. Muhammad Yamin called him, “Father of the Republic of Indonesia.” Following the declaration of independence he mobilized the youth for a mass rally at the Ikada Square on September 19, 1945. Tan Malaka could be called Indonesia’s most mysterious independence figure. He lived on the run in 11 countries.
Sudirman, The Soldier from Banyumas
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Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
He was a boy scout with the Hizbul Wathan movement and a teacher at a Muhammadiyah school. But during the Japanese occupation, Sudirman enlisted in the military, where at the age of 29 he was elected commander of the People’s Defense Army. Remembered as a simple general who was close to his troops, Sudirman set the foundations of the Indonesian Military.
Tre ritratti di dittatori: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,750. Language: Italian. Published: August 16, 2013 by Gingko edizioni. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Quando metto a confronto i tre dittatori, vedo soprattutto una comune volontà di potenza scevra da ogni scrupolo, che annienta tutti i nemici, non conosce la morale, la pietà o la cavalleria. Da qui, la fine della libertà per tutti coloro che essi governano, il soffocamento di ogni contraddizione virile, il disprezzo per la masse, la persecuzione dell’intelletto.
Cronologia vieţii şi lucrării Domnului Isus Hristos
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Price: Free! Words: 108,400. Language: Romanian. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Isus veşnicul Dumnezeu. Ioa 1:1 La început era Cuvîntul, şi Cuvîntul era cu Dumnezeu, şi Cuvîntul era Dumnezeu. Ioa 1:2 El (Cuvîntul) era la început cu Dumnezeu. Ioa 1:3 Toate lucrurile au fost făcute prin El (Cuvîntul); şi nimic din ce a fost făcut, n'a fost făcut fără El (Cuvîntul).
Catherine the Great and Her Men
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Sam Warren. Category: Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
CATHERINE THE GREAT in this monologue tells about the events in her life in Russia and her impressive and amazing accomplishments over her long reign as Empress of Russia. She tells about the twelve young and handsome men who enriched her life and how she, in turn, enriched them. They enjoyed prestige and money. How is that for honesty? She also tells about her one great failure during her reign.