Ancient Rome in So Many Words
by Christopher Francese
The word histories in this book use language as a window into the culture of ancient Rome. The hidden stories behind common Latin words illustrate interesting aspects of Roman life, while more rare terms shed light on noteworthy facets of this ancient culture.
And I Am Afraid of My Dreams
by Wanda Poltawska
In February 1941, Wanda Półtawska was arrested by the Gestapo. She was nineteen years old. Charged with aiding and abetting the resistance movement—a heinous crime in Nazi-occupied Poland—she was sent to the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Originally written nearly fifty years ago, this powerful story is an enduring testament to the courage of the human spirit.
Estonian Tastes and Traditions
by Karin Annus Kärner
This comprehensive cookbook contains more than 150 traditional and modern recipes all designed for the modern kitchen with readily available ingredients.
Folk Tales from Simla
by Alice Elizabeth Dracott
Originally published in 1906, Hippocrene Books is pleased to bring this unique collection of folk tales from Simla, once the summer capital of India under British rule, back into print. Collected by the author at the beginning of the twentieth century, these tales and legends from the villagers of the Himalayas introduce the reader to a world of enchantment and delight--with brave Rajahs, beautiful princesses, talking animals, lush jungles, virtuous Brahmins, and magicians and witches unlike any in other fairy tales. Eight illustrations by the author add to the charm of the collection.
French Love Poems Vol. 2, Treasury of
by Lisa Neal (ed.)
This anthology features love poems by classic poets and authors such as Francois Villon, Louise Labe, George Sand, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Eluard, and Jacques Prevert. The side-by-side English translations make these treasures of the French poetic patrimony available even to readers with little or no knowledge of French.