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  • War & Peace • Arena Books
    Fiction History Philosophy Religion Social Studies Socio Political Studies Economics Travel War Peace Women s Studies War Peace The Right to National Self Defence List Price 25 00 US 40 00 35 80 ISBN 978 0 9556055 1 2 The

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  • Women's Studies • Arena Books
    War Peace Women s Studies Women s Studies The Fourth Generation List Price 14 99 US 23 99 25 00 ISBN 978 1 909421 44 8 The Lotus Generation List Price 14 99 US 23 99 25 00 ISBN 978 1 909421 46 2 The Boomer Generation List Price 14 99 US 23 99 25 00 ISBN 978 1 909421 51 6 Women at the Helm List Price 12 99

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  • Victorian Protestantism & Bloody Mary • Arena Books
    Edmunds during the reign of Mary I It seemed to him extraordinary that there should be such a resurgence of interest in the tragic events that had taken place three and a half centuries earlier As this book demonstrates close investigation soon revealed that Protestant memorials had more to do with the 19th century Church of England than the religious disputes of the 16th century About The Book This is an important and interesting book on aspects of our religious heritage which until now have escaped the investigation of scholars History is all too often employed as a weapon for smiting the infidel So it was among religiously minded people in 19th century England By the beginning of the Victorian era after the somnolence of the 18th century religious enthusiasm among both clergy and laity in the established Church revived This brought about such acrimonious differences it was a wonder they could be accommodated in the same Church Provoked by a group of Oxford scholars who sought to show that the Church of England was neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant but a middle way between the two Protestant militants were aroused to demonstrate against and even disrupt church services of which they disapproved To remind English men and women of the glories of the Reformation they erected memorials in many towns to celebrate the heroic reputation of the martyrs who suffered in the reign of Bloody Mary Memorials required names and to find out who the victims were and where they met their end the memorial committees turned to the pages of John Foxe s Acts and Monuments of the Christian Martyrs better known as Foxe s Book of Martyrs A most effective work of propaganda in the days of religious warfare it was reprinted in new editions Now the

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  • An Animated Son of Liberty • Arena Books
    the West of Scotland that he became more aware of the significance of John Witherspoon and began the research that led to this book Research both in Scotland and at Princeton revealed the huge contribution of Witherspoon to education politics and the church This book examines in detail his lectures on Eloquence Rhetoric Divinity and Moral Philosophy at the College of New Jersey considers his work as an Educationalist and as a Congressman and also looks at the contribution he made to encouraging emigration from Scotland to America It analyses the pamphlets speeches sermons newspaper articles and personal papers that reveal much about this man It shows how Witherspoon helped create the ecclesiastical structures for the Presbyterian Church in America and most importantly how he helped lay the political foundations for the young Republic as it made its way towards Independence About The Book This is an account of a leading 18th century Scottish churchman the Reverend John Witherspoon His already colourful and eventful life took an unusual turn when in 1768 as a Minister of the Church of Scotland in a Paisley parish he was persuaded to accept the office of President of the College of New Jersey now Princeton University Within a year of taking up this academic post he became involved in the Colonies struggle for Independence He was elected to Congress in 1775 and in 1776 was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence During his time of office as a Congressman he served on over one hundred and twenty Congressional Committees and occupied key positions on both the Board of War and the Foreign Affairs Committee He had a hand in drafting two of the foundation documents of the thirteen United States the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence Later he

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  • The People's Capitalism • Arena Books
    second volume of Robert Corfe s major work on Social Capitalism he outlines the principles and practical steps which are necessary in creating an industrial system and work environment which is both just and free The first part of the book describes the nature of power in the spheres of both government and business and how the parliamentary politics of the left has been unsuited for the role of socializing capitalism The second part analyses the reasons for this failure to act as an instrument for change and Part III describes in some detail the principles for establishing a benign Productive capitalism which through a self adjusting mechanism creates a more equitable economy Part IV outlines a new role for an enlightened trade unionism in helping to bring such a social capitalism into fruition whilst the final part is concerned with the human priorities of politics as they influence all sectors of society More about this book In the world of the 90 heterogeneous middle middle majority which we find throughout the advanced industrialised economies in both East and West all are equally affected by the major socio economic issues of our time This has resulted inevitably in eroding left right or class based politics as a relevant or useful tool for the future in advancing the cause of justice and equity In this second volume of Robert Corfe s major work on Social Capitalism he turns to examining the financial industrial system and identifies issues which are untouched by contemporary politicians across the political spectrum Whilst politicians live in their own self enclosed world of dated ideologies the author highlights urgent and major problems which are significant for us all in the real world Through a careful analysis of the underlying forces which directly affect the majority he formulates

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  • Singapore and The Thailand-Burma Railway • Arena Books
    post In 1926 he became the Bury St Edmunds Borough Electrical Engineer and in 1938 the Resident Manager of the Bury St Edmunds Electrical Supply Company All that time he was a Territorial in the Royal Norfolks In 1939 he rejoined them His service during the period from 1942 to 1945 is the subject of this book He was awarded a DSO and a mention in despatches for his distinguished service whilst a POW in Malaya After his return home he became manager of the Fens Area of the Electrical Board From 1947 to 1948 he was the Norfolk Divisional Manager of the East Anglian Supply Company He died in 1971 A memorial service for his life was held in the Regimental Chapel of Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 24 October that year How Air Marshal Sir Reginald Harland came to edit this book following the marriage of his elder daughter to the son of Colonel Knights s Adjutant is fully explained in the Editor s Introduction About The Book This book presents one of the most vivid descriptions of day to day life in a Japanese POW labour camp to have appeared so far The story follows the experiences of the Norfolk Territorial Regiment from 1942 to 1945 under the command of Lt Col Knights during and after the fall of Singapore Many will recollect having seen the film The Bridge on The River Kwai It tended to fictionalise certain matters of fact This book drawn directly from a memoir only recently uncovered reveals that the Japanese designed railway was successfully completed with the forced labour of Allied troops in conjunction with Chinese and Malay captives The Royal Norfolks were allocated a section of the line which required excavating deep cuttings in the rock hills parallel with the river They

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  • The Bear Pit • Arena Books
    of The Bear Pit which describes the rise of King Henry the Fifth a story long misunderstood a story of betrayal rebellion and murder that lies hidden beneath the glories of Agincourt The novel is founded on extensive research into the politics religion literature music art and landscape of the period and brings to life one of the most fascinating periods of European History giving readers a new perspective on a story they thought they knew About The Book This is a Royal murder mystery set in the early 15th century England s princes are portrayed as born in a Bear Pit their lives a ruthless struggle for power This book explodes the romantic myth of the age of chivalry Betrayal and rebellion murder and revenge Hopkin ap Griffith ap Rhys has seen it all He has served many masters and betrayed them all In the aftermath of the battle of Agincourt Hopkin is summoned to the presence of the victorious King Henry who has a special commission for the Welshman Amongst the few English dead is the Duke of York whose corpse holds a secret which threatens King Henry s rule Hopkin is charged with the task of finding

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  • A Short History of Human Error• Arena Books
    as managing director of two advertising agencies but also continued writing lecturing and broadcasting on radio The primary aim of this book is to use modern psychological criteria to examine the personality flaws of political religious and economic leaders over the last three millennia and relate them to the many man made disasters for which they were responsible About The Book This is a candid sometimes controversial study of the psychological or other flaws of political religious and economic leaders from ancient times to the present day from Rameses II to Colonel Gaddafi from Genghis Khan to Stalin and Hitler from Buddha or Saint Paul to Martin Luther or Ron Hubbard from bipolar insecure asthmatic or sex addicted presidents to alcoholic prime ministers mad kings obese emperors and kleptomaniac dictators Amongst their followers we find psychopathic police chiefs gay generals crazed philosophers epileptic prophets and ludomaniac business men We look at how the minor personality disorders and health problems of the few have led frequently to considerable misery for the many Without slavish adherence to the latest psychiatric fashions the author uses at least some of these concepts to help analyse the anti social behaviour traits of leaders past and

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