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The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds

Author : Eric Enno Tamm
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On July 6, 1906, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim boarded the midnight train from St. Petersburg, charged by Czar Nicholas II to secretly collect intelligence on the Qing Dynasty's sweeping reforms that were radically transforming China. The last czarist agent in the so–called Great Game, Mannerheim chronicled almost every facet of China's modernization, from education reform and foreign investment to Tibet's struggle for independence. On July 6, 2006, writer Eric Enno Tamm boards that same train, intent on following in Mannerheim's footsteps. Initially banned from China, Tamm devises a cover and retraces Mannerheim's route across the Silk Road, discovering both eerie similarities and seismic differences between the Middle Kingdoms of today and a century ago. Along the way, Tamm offers piercing insights into China's past that raise troubling questions about its future. Can the Communist Party truly open China to the outside world yet keep Western ideas such as democracy and freedom at bay, just as Qing officials mistakenly believed? What can reform during the late Qing Dynasty teach us about the spectacular transformation of China today? As Confucius once wrote, "Study the past if you would divine the future," and that is just what Tamm does in The Horse that Leaps Through Clouds.

Marshall Mannerheim and the Finns

Author : Oliver Warner
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New Mexico Magazine

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Im Westen nichts Neues

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THE PINE AND THE PALM

Author : MAJ. N. H. HOTCHKISS
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The Celestial Bar

Author : Tom Youngholm
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Drifting from place to place and from job to job, Jonathan "Digger" Taylor knows something is missing from his life, but only when his meditations carry him to the Celestial Bar does he find indications of what it is

John Constable

Author : Anthony Bailey
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Anthony Bailey presents this biography of John Constable (1776-1837), the quintessentially English landscape painter.

The Beautiful Horses

Author : Dudley Alexander
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Water Boy

Author : Gary Reiswig
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Three young friends confront the narrowness and corruption of their small town, obsessed by religion and football, until their dangerous refuge in the affections of one woman leads to downward spiral of rivalry and death. A first novel.

Progress of Nations

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Constable s Clouds

Author : John Constable
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Attempts to match paintings with ideas and tries to establish

The Nineteenth Century and After

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The Nineteenth Century and After

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The Twentieth Century

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Twentieth Century

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The Nineteenth century and after (London)

The Craftsman

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The Living Age

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Littell s Living Age

Author : Eliakim Littell
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Adventure Across Africa

Author : William Lewis Radford
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The Dovorian

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