Posts by Quintus Curtius

Charles Sturt: A Pioneer Of Australian Exploration

Article originated hereThe student of the history of exploration and discovery cannot fail to notice certain recurring patterns in the lives of great explorers.  Many of them come from modest or poor backgrounds; many have military experience; many are driven by an inner conviction that they are destined for great achievements; many have a high…

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Charles Sturt: A Pioneer Of Australian Exploration

Article originated hereThe student of the history of exploration and discovery cannot fail to notice certain recurring patterns in the lives of great explorers.  Many of them come from modest or poor backgrounds; many have military experience; many are driven by an inner conviction that they are destined for great achievements; many have a high…

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Ibn Zafar’s Principles Of Power And Success In Leadership

Article originated hereWe have previously mentioned the political philosopher Ibn Zafar Al-Siqilli (“The Sicilian”), who lived from 1104 to about 1171.  Very little is known of his early life; his entry in Ibn Khallikan’s Biographical Dictionary reveals little more than a few sad anecdotes.  We do know that he was born under Norman rule of…

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Ibn Zafar’s Principles Of Power And Success In Leadership

Article originated hereWe have previously mentioned the political philosopher Ibn Zafar Al-Siqilli (“The Sicilian”), who lived from 1104 to about 1171.  Very little is known of his early life; his entry in Ibn Khallikan’s Biographical Dictionary reveals little more than a few sad anecdotes.  We do know that he was born under the Norman rule…

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Michael Crichton Sobre As Virtudes Masculinas De Sean Connery

Article originated here[The article I published yesterday on Sean Connery was translated into Portuguese by Mr. Daniel Castro]. Tradução por Daniel Castro. Em suas memórias de 1988 Travels, o autor Michael Crichton lembra-se da época que ele passou com o ator Sean Connery durante as filmagens de The Great Train Robbery na Irlanda em 1978. Crichton, o…

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Michael Crichton Sobre As Virtudes Masculinas De Sean Connery

Article originated here[My article yesterday on Sean Connery was translated into Portuguese by Mr. Daniel Castro]. Tradução por Daniel Castro. Em suas memórias de 1988 Travels, o autor Michael Crichton lembra-se da época que ele passou com o ator Sean Connery durante as filmagens de The Great Train Robbery na Irlanda em 1978. Crichton, o famoso autor…

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Michael Crichton On The Masculine Virtues Of Sean Connery

Article originated hereIn his 1988 memoir Travels, author Michael Crichton recalls the time he spent with actor Sean Connery during the shooting of the film The Great Train Robbery in Ireland in 1978.  Crichton, the famed author of Jurassic Park, Sphere, Congo, Disclosure, and a number of other popular novels, was also once a film…

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Michael Crichton On The Masculine Virtues Of Sean Connery

Article originated hereIn his 1988 memoir Travels, author Michael Crichton recalls the time he spent with actor Sean Connery during the shooting of the film The Great Train Robbery in Ireland in 1978.  Crichton, the famed author of Jurassic Park, Sphere, Congo, Disclosure, and a number of other popular novels, was also once a film…

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How Benito Mussolini Took Power

Article originated hereOriginally posted on Quintus Curtius: Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin spends several pages of his book discussing the lessons to be learned from Mussolini’s seizure of power in Italy in the early 1920s.  It was something that happened gradually, in stages, when institutions that should have been able to bring him to heel did…

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