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Author: Frances Wood
Publisher: Westview Press
Keywords: china, polo, marco
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 1998-01-08
List price: $35.00
ISBN-10: 0813389992
ISBN-13: 9780813389998

Contrary to an assumption basic to European and Chinese history-the tales of Marco Polo’s journey to China-Frances Wood argues that he not only never went to China, but probably never ventured past his family home on the Black Sea. Instead, his imagination fueled by stories garnered from other traders and with the help of a ghostwriter, Polo may simply have sought to exploit the growing demand for tales of distant lands. By carefully examining the Polo family history, Marco Polo’s activities as a merchant, the preparation of his book, and the imperial Chinese records, Wood tries to

Author: Frances Hesselbein
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Keywords: leader, foundation, drucker, institute, hesselbein, leadership
Number of Pages: 128
Published: 2002-08-30
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 0787963925
ISBN-13: 9780787963927

The woman BusinessWeek called the "grande dame of American management" shares her vision of leadership Frances Hesselbein rose from a volunteer troop leader to become CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. During her tenure Hesselbein transformed the Girl Scouts and created one of the most vibrant and recognized organizations in the world. In the course of her brilliant career, she was recognized by Fortune magazine as the "Best Nonprofit Manager in America" and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now, for the first time, Frances Hesselbein has collected her most incisive and stirrin

Author: Frances FitzGerald
Publisher: Back Bay Book
Keywords: vietnam, americans, vietnamese, lake, fire
Number of Pages: 496
Published: 2002-07-17
List price: $17.99
ISBN-10: 0316159190
ISBN-13: 9780316159197

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald’s own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam-into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists, Catholics and Buddhists, generals and monks -and reveals the country as seen through Vietnamese eyes. With a clarity and authority unrivaled by any book before it or since, Fire in the Lake shows how America utterly and tragically misinterpreted the realities of Vietnam.

Author: Frances E Ruffi
Publisher: Sterling
Keywords: rising, slavery, douglass, frederick, biographies, sterling
Number of Pages: 128
Published: 2008-02-05
List price: $5.95
ISBN-10: 1402741189
ISBN-13: 9781402741180

From slave to freedom fighter: that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was America’s first great civil rights leader, and he threw off the physical, mental, and legal chains of slavery to become one of America’s greatest champions for human rights. It was said that his life was proof that once black people could read and write about their injustices, they would have the power to end slavery. Frances E. Ruffin explores this inspiring figure in all his complexity, and captures the hardships, prejudice, and violence Douglass endured as he fought for just

Author: Frances Yate
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: classics, routledge, elizabethan, philosophy, occult
Number of Pages: 264
Published: 2001-09-01
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 0415254094
ISBN-13: 9780415254090

It is hard to overestimate the importance of the contribution made by Dame Frances Yates to the serious study of esotericism and the occult sciences. The Occult Philosophy of the Elizabethan Age was her last book, and in it she condensed many aspects of her wide learning to present a clear, penetrating, and, above all, accessible survey of the occult movements of the Renaissance, highlighting the work of John Dee, Giordano Bruno, and other key esoteric figures.

Author: Frances Sherwood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Keywords: novel, splendor, book
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 2003-07-01
List price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 0393324583
ISBN-13: 9780393324587

A historical novel about the most unlikely of lovers, interwoven with the mysticism of the Jewish occult. Frances Sherwood brings to life the experience of the Jewish community during a period of oppression and rebirth. Set in seventeenth-century Prague, The Book of Splendor is an adventure-filled romance stocked with court intrigue and political tension, including the machinations of the rival Ottoman Empire, the religious controversies of Protestantism, and the constant threat of violence to the Jewish community. At the heart of the novel is Rochel, a bastard seamstress who escapes poverty t

Author: Frances V. Moulder
Publisher: Cambridge University Pre
Keywords: east, asian, development, reinterpretation, economy, china, modern, world, japan
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 1977-07-29
List price: $10.95
ISBN-10: 0521211743
ISBN-13: 9780521211741
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