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Brief biography of Demosthenes, the great Greek orator

Brief biography of Demosthenes, the great Greek orator

Demosthenes (Athens 384 BC - Calauria 322 BC) was one of the greatest orators in history and an important Athenian politician politician, his famous oratory skills are the last significant expressions of Athenian intellectuals before falling into the hands of King Philip II. of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great.

Review: Volume 46 - John F. Kennedy

Review: Volume 46 - John F. Kennedy

Review, Volume 46: 24th June, 2010, John F. Kennedy

Grapple ARS-7 - History

Grapple ARS-7 - History

Grapple(ARS-7 dp 1,897; 1. 213& 39;6& 34;; b. 39& 39;; dr. 14& 39;1& 34;; s. 14.8 k.;cpl. 120; a. 4 40mm.; cl. Diver)Grapple (ARS-7) was launched by Basalt Rock Co. Napa, Calif., 31 December 1942, sponsored by Mrs. Thomas D. Rose; and commissioned 16 December 1943 at Vallejo, Calif., Lt. Robert Fisher in command.

Olive Branch Petition

Olive Branch Petition

In July 1775, the Second Continental Congress made a final effort to seek reconciliation with Britain and end the fighting. The chief advocate of this effort was John Dickinson, a conservative delegate from Pennsylvania, who authored the Olive Branch Petition.This appeal was directed to George III personally.

3,000-year-old megalithic temple of water worship discovered in Peru

3,000-year-old megalithic temple of water worship discovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists found a 3,000-year-old megalithic temple that served to stage pagan rituals of worship to water in ancient Peru, researcher Walter Alva reported. They also discovered 21 tombs in this place, located in the huaca (sanctuary) El Toro, in Oyotún, district of the Lambayeque region, 800 km north of Lima.

USS San Juan (CL-54) and USS San Diego (CL-53) under construction

USS San Juan (CL-54) and USS San Diego (CL-53) under construction

US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Mark Stille .Covers the five classes of US Navy light cruisers that saw service during the Second World War, with sections on their design, weaponry, radar, combat experience. Nicely organised, with the wartime service records separated out from the main text, so that the design history of the light cruisers flows nicely.