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Ancient Greece

by Robert Payne

A history of Greece from its founding to the advent of Philip of Macedon. Covers all aspects of Greek life, philosophy and literature.

The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades

by Robert Payne

In their hundreds of thousands, the Crusaders marched to the Holy Land, some on foot, some on donkeys, some in carts, some in armor and on well caparisoned horses. Perhaps a quarter of them died on the journey and another quarter died in the wars, and many of them suffered atrociously to defend the small strip of seacoast they called the Kingdom of Jerusalem, a kingdom they held for less than a hundred years. Today, when we look back at the Crusaders, we find ourselves marveling at their audacity and gallantry and their resourcefulness in building castles and fortresses that were works of art. When we ask ourselves why they went off in the hundreds of thousands, we discover that we do not always know why they went, or what it was all about. Men seek shelter in the shade of a dream. The Crusaders found shelter in a tomb that was also a dream.

Forty Stories

by Anton Chekhov Robert Payne

This is a thoroughly enjoyable book written by a master storyteller. Some of the stories included are: The Little Apples, St. Peter's Day, Green Scythe, Joy, The Ninny, The Highest Heights, Death of a Government Clerk, At the Post Office, Surgery, In the Cemetery, Where There's a Will, There's a Way, A Report, The Threat, The Huntsman, The Malefactor, A Dead Body, Sergeant Prishibeyev, A Blunder, Heartache, Anyuta.

Forty Stories

by Anton Chekhov Robert Payne

This is a collection of 40 short stories from author Anton Chekhov, and ranging from the abashed happiness of a woman in the presence of the husband who abandoned her years before, to the poignant astonishment of an aging Don Juan overtaken by love, and many more.

The Life and Death of Mahatma Gandhi

by Robert Payne

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, son of a high official in a princely court, received from the poet Rabindranath Tagore the title of Mahatma. He was a man who lived in public throughout the greater part of his life, eating, sleeping, bathing, thinking, writing and dreaming in full view of everyone who stayed in his ashram or accompanied him on his journeys, but such men have their own ways of concealing themselves. He wore many public masks and many private ones, and sometimes, like all men, he mislaid the masks and showed himself naked. Also, he was sometimes mischievous, and what seemed to be a mask was often his own face smiling with amusement because he had outwitted the observer. Some proclaimed him to be a Messiah, half-brother to Buddha or Christ, possessing divine attributes, wholly selfless and devoting his life to the good of humanity.

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