One Golden Ring
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

One Golden Ring

  • Author : Cheryl Bolen
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420132618

One Golden Ring Book Description :

A Frosty Wedding. . . Lady Fiona Hollingsworth never thinks of herself as particularly daring--until she learns that her beloved brother needs her help. But when Fiona approaches the powerful and enigmatic Nicholas Birmingham with a scheme in mind, she is taking a far bigger risk than she knows. For Fiona's exchanging more than vows; she's striking a delicious bargain with the devil himself--and Christmas provides more than enough opportunity for wicked mischief under the mistletoe. . . A Fiery Passion. . . Nicholas Birmingham hasn't become the richest stockbroker in England by being anything less than shrewd. He fully understands what's behind Fiona's brazen proposal, yet he cannot turn away the alluring lady who's haunted his fantasies for so long. Of course, a man has his pride, and Nicholas has no intention of revealing how he feels. Yet from the moment he slips his ring on Fiona's finger, desire and chaos are kindled. Now it's only a matter of time before the magic of the Season brings true love to light! "Who can resist a marriage of convenience between a couple who have nothing in common--but passion! One Golden Ring is an irresistible pleasure." --Eloisa James

King Hammurabi of Babylon

King Hammurabi of Babylon

  • Author : Marc Van De Mieroop
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470695340

King Hammurabi of Babylon Book Description :

This is the first biography in English of King Hammurabi, who ruled Babylon from 1792 to 1750 BC and presents a rounded view of his accomplishments. Describes how Hammurabi dealt with powerful rivals and extended his kingdom. Draws on the King’s own writings and on diplomatic correspondence that has only recently become available. Explores the administration of the kingdom and the legacies of his rule, especially his legal code. Demonstrates how Hammurabi’s conquests irrevocably changed the political organization of the Near East, so that he was long remembered as one of the great kings of the past. Written to be accessible to a general audience.

Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain

Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain

  • Author : Hugh Thomas
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300142464

Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain Book Description :

A dramatic biography of the extraordinary Spanish industrialist and entrepreneur Eduardo Barreiros Born in an impoverished region of Galicia, possessed of little education and less money, Eduardo Barreiros (1919-1992) rose to become an immensely successful entrepreneur and one of Spain's most prominent industrialists. In this engaging biography, the first on a Spanish entrepreneur in English, Hugh Thomas recounts Barreiros's origins as an auto mechanic, his success in the motor industry, his tragic alliance with the Chrysler Corporation, and his little-known role as a motor industry founder in 1980s Cuba. Drawing on an unrivaled knowledge of Spanish history, Lord Thomas also brings to light Barreiros's critical role in the modernization of the Spanish economy in the post-Civil War years. The book offers a detailed portrait of Don Eduardo's personality, character, and numerous entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as a full account of the difficulties the Franco-era government threw in the path of his capitalist activities. The relationship between Barreiros and the Chrysler Corporation is also described, along with the failed Dodge Dart project that ultimately cost Barreiros his business. Finally, the book recounts Don Eduardo's late-in-life efforts to help establish a motor industry in Castro's Cuba--a paradoxical conclusion for a great capitalist.

Helen of Troy
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Helen of Troy

  • Author : Bettany Hughes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446419144

Helen of Troy Book Description :

As soon as men began to write, they made Helen of Troy their subject; for nearly three thousand years she has been both the embodiment of absolute female beauty and a reminder of the terrible power that beauty can wield. Because of her double marriage to the Greek King Menelaus and the Trojan Prince Paris, Helen was held responsible for both the Trojan War and enduring enmity between East and West. For millennia she has been viewed as an exquisite agent of extermination. But who was she? Helen exists in many guises: a matriarch from the Age of Heroes who ruled over one of the most fertile areas of the Mycenaean world; Helen of Sparta, the focus of a cult which conflated Helen the heroine with a pre-Greek fertility goddess; the home-wrecker of the Iliad; the bitch-whore of Greek tragedy; the pin-up of Romantic artists. Focusing on the 'real' Helen - a flesh-and-blood aristocrat from the Greek Bronze Age - acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes reconstructs the context of life for this elusive pre-historic princess and places her alongside the heroes and heroines of myth and history. Through the eyes of a young Mycenaean woman, Hughes examines the physical, historical and cultural traces that Helen has left on locations in Greece, North Africa and Asia Minor. Vivid and compelling, this remarkable book brilliantly unpacks the facts and myths surrounding one of the most enigmatic and notorious figures of all time.

The Mystery of the Golden Rings

The Mystery of the Golden Rings

  • Author : Stephanie K. McMahan
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595439980

The Mystery of the Golden Rings Book Description :

Twelve-year-old Kelly and her younger brother Brandan are grieving the loss of their grandparents. When they visit their grandparents' home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to help pack up the belongings, they discover items hidden away and realize their grandfather was a man with secrets who may not have died from natural causes. Discoveries in an abandoned mansion and secrets from the Civil War create a mystery that Kelly and Brandan must solve in order to find the truth about their grandfather's death.

Moscow and the Golden Ring

Moscow and the Golden Ring

  • Author : Marsha Nordby
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994-11
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 0844299596

Moscow and the Golden Ring Book Description :

Nordbye takes the reader on a grand tour of the entire city, providing information on where to find shops of every kind, restaurants for any kind of budget, theater and opera, and much more.