Unravelling Enigma

  • Filename: unravelling-enigma.
  • ISBN: 9780850527476
  • Release Date: 3001-03-15
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Maurice Freedman
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword

Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking efforts through the rickety structure of the pre-war Government Code and Cypher School to Bletchley Park where a large powerful organisation arose, unscrambling thousands of secret enemy messages every day. Detailing how these amazing discoveries were actually used, taking us briefly into some of the battles of the Second World War, and in some detail the Battle of the Atlantic, when Britain was in danger of starving and where the war was nearly lost.For the first time, the code-breaking story with all its complexities is told in a straightforward and readable manner, whilst at the same time it will not fail to intrigue and astonish readers.

Unravelling the Enigma Shirdi Sai Baba in the Light of Sufism

  • Filename: unravelling-the-enigma-shirdi-sai-baba-in-the-light-of-sufism.
  • ISBN: UVA:X030121415
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 439
  • Author: Marianne Warren
  • Publisher: Sterling Pub Private Limited

This book examines Sai Baba of Shirdi from the standpoint of Islamic mysticism - the Deccani Sufism of 19th century Maharashtra - in order to resolve the mystery surrounding the saint. Two new pieces of work are used in this book. First, Dr Warren elucidates the English translation of part of the works of some 17th and 18th century Maharashtrian Sufi poet-saints. Secondly, she includes the English translation of the previously untranslated Urdu notebook, jotted down by Abdul - Sai Baba's faqiri pupil - from teachings based on the Qur'an given to him by his pir Sai Baba. Both of these contributions allow us to look into a world hitherto closed, and expand our awareness of the famous miracle-worker of Shirdi.

Sheela na gigs

  • Filename: sheela-na-gigs.
  • ISBN: 9781134282487
  • Release Date: 2005-08-15
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Barbara Freitag
  • Publisher: Routledge

Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.


  • Filename: germany.
  • ISBN: 1877864757
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Greg Nees
  • Publisher: Intercultural Press

The customs and culture of Germany for anyone with an academic or professional interest or who interacts with its people.

Ga e a

  • Filename: ga-e-a.
  • ISBN: 8120814134
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 235
  • Author: Yuvraj Krishan
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

Ganesa commands universal respect among the indigenous religious schools and sects of the Hindus, Jainas and Buddhists. He is a god who is unique in many ways--his peculiar physiognomy, his double character, as a vighnakarta (creator of obstacles) and as a vighnaharta (remover of obstacles). He is worshipped first to ensure success of all religious and secular functions and enterprieses. GAnesa is also the god of dance and music. The cult of Ganesa spread to various countries of Asia. The rise of Ganesa to pre-eminence in the orthodox Hindu pantheon, as one of the panca devatas, is truly remarkable. it is an ancient version of mundane legend: from Log Cabin to White House. There have been many studies of this god in recent years; this one is the most comprehensive, fully documented in original sources, textual and artistic, and profusely illustrated. It traces the origin and development of pauranika Ganesa, from pre-pauranika Vinayaka, a vighnakarta, into pauranika Ganesa, a vighnaharta analyses his distinctive features and studies his representation in art both in India and in the other countries of Asia. It seeks to unravel the enigma of a non-Vedic, non-epic and a non-Aryan god coming to occupy a place of honour in Hindu pantheon. The techniques adopted by the followers of Ganesa to promote his cult and status and the enduring results achieved make a fascinating study in 'PR' work.

T E Lawrence

  • Filename: t-e-lawrence.
  • ISBN: 1841143219
  • Release Date: 2003-11-27
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Andrew Norman
  • Publisher:

Everyone has heard of T.E. Lawrence, soldier, scholar, author. Those who have sought and failed to understand the mind of Lawrence have often ended up by denigrating him unfairly. Thoroughly researched, Andrew Norman's book is a searching yet sympathetic portrait of an extraordinary figure.

Strange Fascination

  • Filename: strange-fascination.
  • ISBN: 9781448132478
  • Release Date: 2012-04-24
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: David Buckley
  • Publisher: Random House

The Sunday Times bestseller. David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades. David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates, biography and academic analysis, makes this unrivalled biography a classic for Bowie fans old and new. This revised edition of Strange Fascination captures exclusive details about the tours, the making of the albums, the arguments, the split-ups, the music and, most importantly, the man himself. Also including exclusive photographic material, Strange Fascination is the most complete account of David Bowie and his impact on pop culture ever written.

White on Green

  • Filename: white-on-green.
  • ISBN: 1471156419
  • Release Date: 2016-06-30
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Richard Heller
  • Publisher:

Following Peter Oborne's award-winning global success with Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistancomes a new volume, written with Richard Heller, to celebrate the extraordinary story of Pakistan cricket. In White on Green, we discover a rich tapestry of stories about cricket in all its forms that will fascinate all who want to understand more about that country. We hear from the players of Dera Ismail Khan, who appeared when their side lost by a world-record margin of an innings and 851 runs; and from the Khan sisters, who helped develop the women's game in Pakistan, despite the threats from those who believed their actions to be immoral. But we also hear from the greats of Pakistan cricket, past and present, who provide a revealing picture of the special challenges they have faced, both at home and abroad. Written with great warmth, affection and insight, White on Greenis an evocative portrait of a country that is too often condemned and too little understood by outsiders. It shows how the spirit of cricket can help overcome the most difficult environments and bring people together.

Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus

  • Filename: unravelling-the-mystery-of-the-atomic-nucleus.
  • ISBN: 9781461441809
  • Release Date: 2012-09-28
  • Number of pages: 530
  • Author: Bernard Fernandez
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus is a history of atomic and nuclear physics. It begins in 1896 with the discovery of radioactivity, which leads to the discovery of the nucleus at the center of the atom. It follows the experimental discoveries and the theoretical developments up to the end of the Fifties. Unlike previous books regarding on history of nuclear physics, this book methodically describes how advances in technology enabled physicists to probe the physical properties of nuclei as well as how the physical laws which govern these microscopic systems were progressively discovered. The reader will gain a clear understanding of how theory is inextricably intertwined with the progress of technology. Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus will be of interest to physicists and to historians of physics, as well as those interested development of science.

The Huawei Story

  • Filename: the-huawei-story.
  • ISBN: 9351500683
  • Release Date: 2015-01-12
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Tian Tao
  • Publisher: Sage Publications

Huawei is a prominent company among the most successful and most internationalized in China. This book offers insights to Western readers, allowing them to truly understand Huawei, its management philosophy and culture, and the special leadership approaches of Ren Zhengfei.

My Secret Life in Hut Six

  • Filename: my-secret-life-in-hut-six.
  • ISBN: 9780745956657
  • Release Date: 2014-07-18
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mair Russell-Jones
  • Publisher: Lion Books

The story of the World War 2 de-coders of Bletchley Park continues to fascinate many. How did Mair Thomas, brought up in the Welsh valleys and a musician, find herself in the rarefied atmosphere of Hut Six, surrounded by hundreds of others, all desperately trying to break the German Enigma Code? How did she cope? What was it like? Sworn to secrecy and working in cramped and uncomfortable conditions, Mair discovered her degree in German and Music was just what was needed. But her background was very different to that of most of her colleagues, drawn from the public schools and Oxbridge. How did she manage, and what relationships did she build? This book gives a fascinating insight into one woman's battle and vividly captures an era of danger, strain - and day to day difficulties, brightened occasionally by visits from the top brass, including Churchill.


  • Filename: unravelling.
  • ISBN: 9780007460229
  • Release Date: 2012-06-07
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Elizabeth Norris
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

24 meets the X Files in the biggest teen blockbuster of the summer...

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