Dynasty

Dynasty Author Tom Holland
ISBN-10 9780385537902
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon—his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic—with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors. Dynasty continues Rubicon's story, opening where that book ended: with the murder of Julius Caesar. This is the period of the first and perhaps greatest Roman Emperors and it's a colorful story of rule and ruination, running from the rise of Augustus through to the death of Nero. Holland's expansive history also has distinct shades of I Claudius, with five wonderfully vivid (and in three cases, thoroughly depraved) Emperors—Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero—featured, along with numerous fascinating secondary characters. Intrigue, murder, naked ambition and treachery, greed, gluttony, lust, incest, pageantry, decadence—the tale of these five Caesars continues to cast a mesmerizing spell across the millennia.

Dynasty

Dynasty Author Peter Golenbock
ISBN-10 9780486477367
Year 2010-03-01
Pages 664
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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In this definitive history, bestselling journalist Golenbock focuses on a particularly dominant period of the Yankees' past, when the Bronx Bombers won nine World Series titles on the strengths of such Hall of Famers as DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, and Ford. Includes interviews of players and coaches, vintage photos, and a new introduction.

Death and Dynasty in Early Imperial Rome

Death and Dynasty in Early Imperial Rome Author J. Bert Lott
ISBN-10 9780521860444
Year 2012-08-30
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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The founding of the Roman Principate was a time of great turmoil. This book brings together a set of important Latin inscriptions, including the recently discovered documents concerning the death of Germanicus and trial of Cn. Piso, in order to illustrate the developing sense of dynasty that underpinned the new monarchy of Augustus. Each inscription is supplied with its original text, a new English translation, and a full introduction and historical commentary that will be useful to students and scholars alike. The book also provides important technical help in understanding the production and interpretation of documents and inscriptions, thereby making it an excellent starting point for introducing students to Roman epigraphy.

The Dynasty of Raghu

The Dynasty of Raghu Author Kālidāsa
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025042477
Year 1972
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Calcutta : Writers Workshop
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Extended narrative poem on the life and activities of Raghu, Hindu mythological king of the Solar dynasty and his successors.

Nero

Nero Author Miriam T. Griffin
ISBN-10 9780415214643
Year 2000
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Nero's personality and crimes have always intrigued historians and writers of fiction. This book offers a fascinating insight into the sensational life and troubled times of the Emperor Nero.

The Dynasty

The Dynasty Author Jad Adams
ISBN-10 1575000563
Year 1997
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher TV Books Incorporated
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"Based on diaries, letters, contemporary journalistic accounts, new research and exclusive interviews with politicians, business leaders, family members and colleagues of the Nehrus and Gandhis, The Dynasty traces the rise of the family from 1857 through India's independence in 1948, and on through the ill-fated reigns of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi." "The unique access of authors Jad Adams and Phillip Whitehead to the personal accounts of Indian, British and other foreign observers provides a new and intimate perspective on the passions and rivalries of Eastern royalty, and an exhaustive tour of fifty years of war, imprisonment and terrorism, tragedy and triumph."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Birth of a Dynasty

Birth of a Dynasty Author Alan Hahn
ISBN-10 1582613338
Year 2004-01
Pages 165
Language en
Publisher Sports Publishing LLC
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The National Hockey League saw the birth of a new dynasty in 1980. The New York Islanders had been an expansion franchise in 1972 in the New York City suburbs of Long Island. For years they played in the long shadow of the big-city New York Rangers and were considered the league's laughingstock during their first season. Miraculously, eight years later, they were champions. Despite their mercurial rise in the 1970s--which included a first-place overall finish in the 1978-79 season--the Islanders were still considered chokers because of playoff failures. The most frustrating failure of all came at the hands of the rival Rangers, who beat them in 1979 to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. A year later they stumbled through an injury-plagued and inconsistent regular season. When the playoffs arrived again, however, they were ready. Bolstered by the late-season addition of speedy center Butch Goring and the bitterness of the previous year's defeat, the Islanders overcame their past failures and put together an exhausting and dramatic run to their first-ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. In the Finals they met the still-dominant Philadelphia Flyers, two-time champions in the 1970s. The ensuing battle demonstrated not only the promise with which the Islanders had always teased their fans, but also the maddening struggles that seemed to hold them back every year. That is, until Game 6, when Bob Nystrom, an everyman's everyman, scored the clinching goal at 7:11 of overtime to make history in both the NHL, and on Long Island. It is a moment that, 25 years later, still lives in the hearts of Islanders fans and in the annals of Long Island, as a region and a community. It is a moment thatspawned a run of four consecutive championships, the longest by any United States-based professional team and a run that has since gone unmatched. Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders is the story of how it happened, how it came together, and what it felt like to be there.

The Bonapartes

The Bonapartes Author William H. C. Smith
ISBN-10 1852855789
Year 2007-01-20
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The Bonapartes tells of the lasting influence exercised by France's Fourth Dynasty.

Merle

Merle Author David Brian Plummer
ISBN-10 0953364844
Year 2000-08-01
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS
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The background, breeding and life of Plummer's most famous lurcher.

Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan

Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan Author Herman Ooms
ISBN-10 9780824832353
Year 2009
Pages 353
Language en
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
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This title offers an understanding of a formative stage in the development of the Japanese state. It presents a wide-ranging and fine-grained examination of the power struggles, symbolic manipulations, mythological constructs, and historical revisions that both defines and propelled these changes.

Almost a Dynasty

Almost a Dynasty Author William C. Kashatus
ISBN-10 9780812240368
Year 2008-01-25
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
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Being a Phillies fan has never been easy. The team has amassed the most losses of any professional sports franchise in history, as well as the longest losing streak and the most last-place finishes in the major leagues. The year 1980 was redemption for a miserable, century-old legacy of losing. It was also the beginning of the end for a team that could have been among the very best in baseball throughout the decade. Between 1980 and 1983 the Philadelphia Phillies captured two pennants and a world championship. Legends like Tug McGraw, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, and Pete Rose led the collection of homegrown products, veteran castoffs, and fair-haired rookies. If they had won another World Series, the team not only would have distanced themselves from a history of losing but would have established a championship dynasty. It never happened. The 1981 season was a watershed for both the Phillies and baseball. A players' strike led to a sixty-day work stoppage. The Phils, who had been in first place before the strike, were unable to regain their winning ways after play resumed. Labor relations between an increasingly powerful Players Association and inflexible owners became more acrimonious than ever before. Player salaries skyrocketed. Old loyalties were forgotten, and the notion of a homegrown team, like the 1980 Phillies, was a thing of the past. Almost a Dynasty details the rise and fall of the 1980 World Champion Phillies. Based on personal interviews, newspaper accounts, and the keen insight of a veteran baseball writer, the book convincingly explains why a team that had regularly made the post-season in the mid- to late 1970s, only to lose in the playoffs, was finally able to win its first world championship.

Dynasty

Dynasty   Author John Hareas
ISBN-10 0892046945
Year 2002-07-01
Pages 109
Language en
Publisher Sporting News
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For Los Angeles Lakers fans, one championship was good; two was better; now three makes a dynasty. Celebrate the Lakers' third consecutive NBA Championship in this new hardcover commemorative book from "The Sporting News and the NBA--"Dynasty!!! The book follows the team from the beginning of the season to the final buzzer of the 2002 NBA Finals. This is your all-access pass into the Lakers' locker room, with unprecedented behind-the-scenes photos of all your favorite Lakers players--Shaq, Kobe, and the rest. Special chapters include the Lakers' come-from-behind Western Conference victory over the Sacramento Kings; the brilliance of coach Phil Jackson; and a look at this team's place among the NBA's all-time dynasties. "Dynasty!!! is a keepsake book for a memorable season!