In the Lion

Spellbinding account of the Confederates’ retreat after their crushing defeat at Battle Nashville in December 1864.

The story of Henry VIII and his six wives is a well-known example the caprice violence that dominated king’s reign. Now Derek Wilson examines set relationships more vividly illustrate just how dangerous life was in court Tudor lion. He tells interlocking stories men-all, curiously enough, called Thomas-whose ambitions principles brought them face to with violent death, as recorded simple mnemonic: ‘Died, beheaded, Self-slaughtered, burned, survived.’ Thomas Wolsey an accused traitor on way block when kinder death intervened. More Cromwell, whose convictions policies could scarcely have been different, both perished beneath headman’s axe. Howard, Duke Norfolk, would met same end had own not him eleventh hour reprieve. Wriothesley, Earl Southampton, Cranmer, Archbishop Canterbury, though outliving monarch, result war ideologies which rumbled after 1547. Wriothesley succumbed poison either body or mind aftermath failed coup. Cranmer went stake heretic at insistence Mary Tudor, who very much daughter father she hated. In Lion’s Court illuminating examination careers Thomases, lives are described parallel-their family social origins, their pathways royal Council chamber, occupancy Siege Perilous, tragedies that, one by one, overwhelmed them. By showing events shaped were personal destinies, offers fresh approach political narrative tumultuous

In the Lions Mouth is an ethnographic study of humanitarian assistance. Through intense narratives about displaced persons and his interaction with them, Lewis Apektar makes case for aid as finely honed specific, rather than based on a priori categories generalities. Moreover, contrary to usual practice, contends that mental health assistance at least important food shelter essential in Kaliti, camp near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, if are ever break chains despondency hold them down.