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Kishore Kumar: The Definitive Biography Kishore Valicha

Kishore Kumar: The Definitive Biography

Kishore Valicha

Published May 18th 2012
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The text of this easy-to-read Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, first appeared in the esteemed multi-volume reference work “World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture,” 1919 edition (historyMoreThe text of this easy-to-read Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, first appeared in the esteemed multi-volume reference work “World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture,” 1919 edition (history of ancient Egypt and of modern Egypt through World War I) and in the U.S. Department of State’s 2012 publication “Background Note: Egypt” (history of Egypt since World War I). Learn about the pharaohs, the pyramids, Cleopatra, Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak, the Arab Spring Revolution at Tahrir Square, and more.Sample passage:Until his death Alexander was lord of Egypt, and then one of his generals, Ptolemy, was made king. Alexander’s new city, Alexandria, was made the capital, and the new Greek state acquired practical independence and a foremost place among the countries of the world. Never before had Egypt been so prosperous, for the first Ptolemy was a strong and wise sovereign, and some of his descendants were not unworthy of him. Commerce nourished, the people had enough to eat, and Alexandria became the center of the intellectual and literary life of the world. In the second century B.C., a period of decline set in, and the later rulers of the Ptolemaic dynasty were forced to ask aid of Rome in their external and internal troubles. The last sovereign, Cleopatra, maintained her independence only because her beauty brought her the favor of the Roman rulers.About the author:Jacques W. Redway (1849-1942) was the author of the “Natural School Geography” series. Other works include “Elementary Physical Geography,” “Commercial Geography,” and “The New Basis of Geography.” A. McCaleb was a staff editor and writer for “World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture.”