Practical Uses

The Key Role Vikings Played in the History of Ireland

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  The image of bloodthirsty Vikings, raiding and pillaging vulnerable coastal monasteries, is a familiar one in British history. In recent years, our television and movies screens have been filled with images of grizzled, violent Scandinavian invaders, plundering churches and wreaking havoc on villages. Most of these narratives focus on the Viking incursions into Scotland […]


Digital Pulse Publishing titles join Espresso Book Machine international catalog.

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All active titles published by Pagoda Press, El Paso Norte Press, and Special Edition Books are now available for printing on demand on the Espresso Book Machine network internationally. Jason Epstein, long-time editorial director of Random House’s trade book division, is the chairman and intellectual visionary of the enterprise. His dream is that every book […]

Art of War Influences

Why Beijing leaders should read Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ again

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Just one year ago, Chinese leaders were still very assertive and eagerly bragging about China’s various achievements through state propaganda apparatuses. These included the documentary film “Amazing China” that opened across the nation in March this year, the notion repeatedly pitched by mainland officialdom that the Belt and Road Initiative is saving the world economy,… […]