Sugbo by King Macachor

Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition to find the Spice islands comes alive in this historical novel. You’ll love Jonas Martin, a twenty one year old stow-away, who portrays the principal character. He suffers monotony, disease and hunger until he finds his, Ilang-ilang, a beautiful princess in Sugbo. She was his fortune.

Author: King Macachor

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Operation Phoenix by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn’t always how its written.

Author: Andy Lock

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Sugbo by King Macachor

Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition to find the Spice islands comes alive in this historical novel. You’ll love Jonas Martin, a twenty one year old stow-away, who portrays the principal character. He suffers monotony, disease and hunger until he finds his, Ilang-ilang, a beautiful princess in Sugbo. She was his fortune.

Author: King Macachor

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Operation Phoenix by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn’t always how its written.

Author: Andy Lock

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Sugbo by King Macachor

Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition to find the Spice islands comes alive in this historical novel. You’ll love Jonas Martin, a twenty one year old stow-away, who portrays the principal character. He suffers monotony, disease and hunger until he finds his, Ilang-ilang, a beautiful princess in Sugbo. She was his fortune.

Author: King Macachor

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Operation Phoenix by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn’t always how its written.

Author: Andy Lock

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Operation Phoenix by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn’t always how its written.

Author: Andy Lock

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine) by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world’s most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady’s history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a ‘woman’s disease’ or a ‘beast’ inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equally, cancer treatments were among the era’s most radical medical and surgical procedures. From buttered frog ointments to agonizing and dangerous surgeries, they raised abiding questions about the nature of disease and the proper role of the medical practitioner.

Author: Alanna Skuse

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine) by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world’s most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady’s history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a ‘woman’s disease’ or a ‘beast’ inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equally, cancer treatments were among the era’s most radical medical and surgical procedures. From buttered frog ointments to agonizing and dangerous surgeries, they raised abiding questions about the nature of disease and the proper role of the medical practitioner.

Author: Alanna Skuse

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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To “Paradise” and Back by Charles Sawikin

Incredible memoir of Chaim Sawikin, a sixteen-year-old Jewish boy who was separated from his family at the start of World War II and then survived in the Soviet labor camp system. As he confronts every life-threatening situation, he draws upon his instincts and resourcefulness, while trying to retain the essential humanity instilled by his parents and his socialist upbringing. With almost every incident turning upon a stroke of luck, Chaim, raised an atheist, begins to see the world as unhinged, devoid of pattern or justice. But the idea that all his and others’ suffering was random, so hard to accept, brings him around to deeper thoughts about the role of fate or God in the world. Finally he looks back on these times with no answers, only more questions.

Author: Charles Sawikin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews