Poems from the First World War

Poems from the First World War

Poems from the First World War
Rating 4 / 5 based on 666 votes

Poems from the First World War is Juvenile Nonfiction books by Gaby Morgan, publish by Pan Macmillan 2013-09-12. You may find Gaby Morgan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Poems from the First World War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (666 readers) Gaby Morgan Pan Macmillan 1447255631 2013-09-12

Book Summary

Poems from the First World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWI from different standpoints. It records the early excitement and patriotism, the bravery, friendship and loyalty of the soldiers, and the heartbreak, disillusionment and regret as the war went on to damage a generation. It includes poems from Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon, Edward Thomas, Laurence Binyon, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon and many more. The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917 to collect and display material relating to the ‘Great War’, which was still being fought. Today IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. They seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.

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The Celtic Wheel of the Year

The Celtic Wheel of the Year

The Celtic Wheel of the Year
Rating 3 / 5 based on 536 votes

The Celtic Wheel of the Year is Religion books by Tess Ward, publish by John Hunt Publishing 2007-07-23. You may find Tess Ward info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Celtic Wheel of the Year details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (536 readers) Tess Ward John Hunt Publishing 1803411384 2007-07-23

Book Summary

Tess Ward has compiled an original and inspiring selection of prayers. They reach beyond Christian and Celtic Pagan traditions, interweaving their calendars into a single pattern of prayer for every morning and night of the year. An important, hopeful and refreshing way forward. Dr. Gordon Lynch, Dept of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University, author of The New Spirituality.

Poetry of the First World War

Poetry of the First World War

Poetry of the First World War
Rating 4 / 5 based on 190 votes

Poetry of the First World War is Poetry books by Tim Kendall, publish by OUP Oxford 2013-10-10. You may find Tim Kendall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Poetry of the First World War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (190 readers) Tim Kendall OUP Oxford 0191642053 2013-10-10

Book Summary

The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, poets whose words commemorate the conflict more personally and as enduringly as monuments in stone. Lines such as 'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' and 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old' have come to express the feelings of a nation about the horrors and aftermath of war. This new anthology provides a definitive record of the achievements of the Great War poets. As well as offering generous selections from the celebrated soldier-poets, including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, and Ivor Gurney, it also incorporates less well-known writing by civilian and women poets. Music hall and trench songs provide a further lyrical perspective on the War. A general introduction charts the history of the war poets' reception and challenges prevailing myths about the war poets' progress from idealism to bitterness. The work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account that sets the poems in their historical context. Although the War has now passed out of living memory, its haunting of our language and culture has not been exorcised. Its poetry survives because it continues to speak to and about us.

Mutiny On The Western Front

Mutiny On The Western Front

Mutiny On The Western Front
Rating 4 / 5 based on 995 votes

Mutiny On The Western Front is History books by Greg Raffin, publish by Simon and Schuster 2018-09-05. You may find Greg Raffin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mutiny On The Western Front details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (995 readers) Greg Raffin Simon and Schuster 1925675661 2018-09-05

Book Summary

On 21 September 1918, with retreating German forces on their last legs, the 1st Battalion of the AIF was ordered to return to the front just as they were being relieved and preparing for a well-earnt rest. It wasn’t just the Germans who were on their last legs; the Australians were depleted and exhausted. In what was the largest such instance of mass ‘combat refusal’ in the AIF’s history, the men of one company in the 1st Battalion defied the order. The ‘mutiny’ spread to other companies, and when the battalion did eventually comply with the order, over 100 men were absent. The circumstances surrounding this mutiny have long been a matter of embarrassment for the AIF, and of fascination for military historians. While historians have approached the issue in purely military terms – the men as soldiers, over-extended service, rates of wounding, promotions, and so on – this book approaches these 100 plus men as human beings. Mutiny on the Western Front traces how these events played out in the context of the exhausting demands placed upon a unit that had seen practically continuous front-line action for weeks, if not months, in the war’s final, decisive stages. Author Greg Raffin considers what happens to men’s hearts and minds in the course of a prolonged conflict like the Great War. This story, which will surprise readers – is not just about a group of exhausted and war weary Australian soldiers in 1918, it is a story about humanity in war: about what men do in war, and what war does to men.

Leaving the Highway

Leaving the Highway

Leaving the Highway
Rating 4 / 5 based on 426 votes

Leaving the Highway is Literary Criticism books by Mark Williams, publish by Auckland University Press 2013-10-01. You may find Mark Williams info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Leaving the Highway details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (426 readers) Mark Williams Auckland University Press 1775581071 2013-10-01

Book Summary

The major New Zealand novelists of the 1980s have begun to receive international acclaim. This first critical study of Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera, Maurice Gee, Ian Wedde, and C.K. Stead concentrates on their important works to explore how deeply-rooted anxieties about New Zealand's cultural situation and national identity are articulated in New Zealand fiction.

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories
Rating 3 / 5 based on 513 votes

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories is Fiction books by Ann-Marie Einhaus,Barbara Korte, publish by Penguin UK 2007-10-25. You may find Ann-Marie Einhaus,Barbara Korte info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Penguin Book of First World War Stories details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (513 readers) Ann-Marie Einhaus,Barbara Korte Penguin UK 0141916494 2007-10-25

Book Summary

An anthology of Great War short stories by British writers, both famous and lesser-known authors, men and women, during the war and after its end. These stories are able to illustrate the impact of the Great War on British society and culture and the many modes in which short fiction contributed to the war's literature. The selection covers different periods: the war years themselves, the famous boom years of the late 1920s to the more recent past in which the First World War has received new cultural interest.

Japanese Missions to the International Space Station

Japanese Missions to the International Space Station

Japanese Missions to the International Space Station
Rating 4 / 5 based on 219 votes

Japanese Missions to the International Space Station is Technology & Engineering books by John O'Sullivan, publish by Springer 2019-03-23. You may find John O'Sullivan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Japanese Missions to the International Space Station details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (219 readers) John O'Sullivan Springer 303004534X 2019-03-23

Book Summary

Japan has a rich history of human spaceflight, flying in space with both NASA and the Soviet/Russian space agencies over the years. This book tells the story of the JAXA astronauts who have visited the International Space Station and how they have lived on board, helped construct the space laboratory and performed valuable scientific experiments. JAXA has contributed the largest single module to the ISS: the Kibō (Hope) science laboratory with its Logistics Module, Exposed Facility and robot arm. JAXA supplies the station with cargo and supplies on its automated cargo spacecraft, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), but it is the human endeavour that captures the imagination. From brief visits to six-month expeditions, from spacewalking to commanding the Earth’s only outpost in space, JAXA astronauts have played a vital role in the international project. Extensive use of colour photographs from NASA and JAXA depicting the experiments carried out and the phases of the ISS construction, together with the personal stories of the astronauts’ experiences in space, highlight the crucial part the Japanese have played in human spaceflight.

Narratives of Nostalgia, Gender and Nationalism

Narratives of Nostalgia, Gender and Nationalism

Narratives of Nostalgia, Gender and Nationalism
Rating 4 / 5 based on 738 votes

Narratives of Nostalgia, Gender and Nationalism is Literary Criticism books by Suzanne Kehde,Jean Pickering, publish by Springer 1996-12-20. You may find Suzanne Kehde,Jean Pickering info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Narratives of Nostalgia, Gender and Nationalism details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (738 readers) Suzanne Kehde,Jean Pickering Springer 1349135984 1996-12-20

Book Summary

Using texts ranging from the writings of Schlegel to the speeches of the fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of D-Day, these essays explore the ways in which nostalgia brokers the relations between the master narratives of gender and the master narratives of nationalism. Although such narratives seem to present nation as an unchanging essence, these essays all deal with texts that on analysis show nationalism in an evolving response to developments, both political and cultural, that destabilize the idea of nation.

NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat

NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat

NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat
Rating 3 / 5 based on 358 votes

NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat is History books by Gordon A.A. Wilson, publish by Dundurn 2012-03-17. You may find Gordon A.A. Wilson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (358 readers) Gordon A.A. Wilson Dundurn 1459704118 2012-03-17

Book Summary

Explore the history of the Canadian air defence of North America during the Cold War. NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat is the history of the air defence of Canada during the Cold War era. The reader is taken into the Top Secret world of NORAD, the joint Canadian-American North American Air Defence network. Ride along with the aircrew in their cockpit as they fight an electronic joust in the skies. Go deep underground to the Command Centre as the Air Weapons controllers plot the air war on their radar screens. Visit the radar sites deep in the Canadian bush as they struggle to provide the radar data for an electronic air battle happening overhead. An actual NORAD exercise on 10 May 1973, called Amalgam Mute, is used as an example. This exercise tested that NORAD was honouring its motto: Deter, Detect, Destroy, and was protecting North America from aerial threat. There is an extensive explanation of the aircraft, squadrons, weapons, radar, and radar sites involved. Included are two personal accounts of the first interception of a Soviet "Bear" bomber off the coast of Canada, and the first Canadian fighter interceptor pilot to win the coveted United States Air Force "Top Gun" award.

The Life of Texts

The Life of Texts

The Life of Texts
Rating 4 / 5 based on 352 votes

The Life of Texts is Literary Criticism books by Carlo Caruso, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing 2018-12-13. You may find Carlo Caruso info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Life of Texts details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (352 readers) Carlo Caruso Bloomsbury Publishing 1350039071 2018-12-13

Book Summary

The textual foundations of works of great cultural significance are often less stable than one would wish them to be. No work of Homer, Dante or Shakespeare survives in utterly reliable witnesses, be they papyri, manuscripts or printed editions. Notions of textual authority have varied considerably across the ages under the influence of different (and differently motivated) agents, such as scribes, annotators, editors, correctors, grammarians, printers and publishers, over and above the authors themselves. The need for preserving the written legacy of peoples and nations as faithfully as possible has always been counterbalanced by a duty to ensure its accessibility to successive generations at different times and in different cultural contexts. The ten chapters collected in this volume offer critical approaches to such authors and texts as Homer, the Bible, The Thousand and One Nights, Dante, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Eliot, but also Leonardo da Vinci's manuscripts uniquely combining word and image, as well as Beethoven's 'Tempest' sonata (Op. 31, No. 2) as seen from the angle of music as text. Together the contributors argue that an awareness of what the 'life of texts' entails is essential for a critical understanding of the transmission of culture.

Spice Girls Revisited

Spice Girls Revisited

Spice Girls Revisited
Rating 3 / 5 based on 1 votes

Spice Girls Revisited is Music books by David Sinclair, publish by Omnibus Press 2009-12-17. You may find David Sinclair info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Spice Girls Revisited details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (1 readers) David Sinclair Omnibus Press 0857121111 2009-12-17

Book Summary

The Spice Girls phenomenon was a genuine pop music landmark. No group since The Beatles had commanded as much media attention. Ginger, Baby, Posh, Sporty and Scary became international stars and, whether they were adored or ridiculed, they became the ultimate expression of global media fame in the Nineties.

The Settler's Plot

The Settler's Plot

The Settler's Plot
Rating 3 / 5 based on 498 votes

The Settler's Plot is Literary Criticism books by Alex Calder, publish by Auckland University Press 2011-10-01. You may find Alex Calder info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Settler's Plot details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (498 readers) Alex Calder Auckland University Press 1775582051 2011-10-01

Book Summary

A study of the relationship between writing, place, and the history of the Pakeha/European settlement in New Zealand, this book explores the most frequently chosen settings in classic New Zealand literature—the beach, the farm, the bush, and the suburb—and reflects on the plots and storylines that go with them. Through fascinating and unpredictable readings of some of the country’s greatest works, writers such as Curnow, Frame, Mansfield, and Sargeson are viewed from new angles, while neglected masterpieces by Guthrie-Smith and Maning are deemed central to New Zealand tradition. Topics include identity, cross-culturalism, the settling and unsettling of land, suburbanization, and the role of distance.

The People Business

The People Business

The People Business
Rating 4 / 5 based on 931 votes

The People Business is Business & Economics books by A. Furnham, publish by Springer 2005-04-19. You may find A. Furnham info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The People Business details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (931 readers) A. Furnham Springer 0230510094 2005-04-19

Book Summary

It is often said that business is people. The bestselling author, Adrian Furnham, draws upon psychological reflections to present a critical and challenging account of perceived wisdom and management fads. In this book he scrutinises such subjects and themes as Anxiety Management, Authenticity, the Dark Side of Gift-Giving, Modern Management Styles, Performance Appraisal Systems and Work Life Balance

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Anzac Day
Rating 4 / 5 based on 282 votes

Anzac Day is Anzac Day books by , publish by R.I.C. Publications 2001. You may find info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Anzac Day details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (282 readers) R.I.C. Publications 186311789X 2001

Book Summary

This is a workbook for primary school-age children educating about the traditions and history of ANZAC Day.

The Children of Harvey Milk

The Children of Harvey Milk

The Children of Harvey Milk
Rating 4 / 5 based on 800 votes

The Children of Harvey Milk is books by Andrew Reynolds, publish by Oxford University Press 2018-10-03. You may find Andrew Reynolds info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Children of Harvey Milk details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (800 readers) Andrew Reynolds Oxford University Press 0190460962 2018-10-03

Book Summary

Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and heartbreaking stories of ostracism, demonstrating the ways in which an individual can change the views and voting behaviors of those around them. The book also includes rare vignettes of LGBTQ leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean who continue to fight for equality in spite of threats, violence, and homophobia. A touchstone narrative of the tumultuous journey towards LGBTQ rights, The Children of Harvey Milk is a must-read for anyone with an interest in social change

Poetry of the First World War

Poetry of the First World War

Poetry of the First World War
Rating 3 / 5 based on 350 votes

Poetry of the First World War is Poetry books by Tim Kendall, publish by OUP Oxford 2013-10-10. You may find Tim Kendall info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Poetry of the First World War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (350 readers) Tim Kendall OUP Oxford 0191642045 2013-10-10

Book Summary

The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, poets whose words commemorate the conflict more personally and as enduringly as monuments in stone. Lines such as 'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' and 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old' have come to express the feelings of a nation about the horrors and aftermath of war. This new anthology provides a definitive record of the achievements of the Great War poets. As well as offering generous selections from the celebrated soldier-poets, including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, and Ivor Gurney, it also incorporates less well-known writing by civilian and women poets. Music hall and trench songs provide a further lyrical perspective on the War. A general introduction charts the history of the war poets' reception and challenges prevailing myths about the war poets' progress from idealism to bitterness. The work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account that sets the poems in their historical context. Although the War has now passed out of living memory, its haunting of our language and culture has not been exorcised. Its poetry survives because it continues to speak to and about us.

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front
Rating 4 / 5 based on 399 votes

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front is History books by Anthony Fletcher, publish by Yale University Press 2013-10-28. You may find Anthony Fletcher info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (399 readers) Anthony Fletcher Yale University Press 0300198566 2013-10-28

Book Summary

This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.” The book explores the training, journey to France, fear, shellshock, and life in the trenches as well as the leisure, love, and home leave the soldiers dreamed of. Fletcher discusses the psychological responses of 17- and 18-year-old men facing appalling realities and considers the particular pressures on those who survived their fallen comrades. While acknowledging the horror and futility the soldiers of the Great War experienced, the author shows another side to the story, focusing new attention on the loyal comradeship, robust humor, and strong morale that uplifted the men at the Front and created a powerful bond among them.

The Missing of the Somme

The Missing of the Somme

The Missing of the Somme
Rating 3 / 5 based on 560 votes

The Missing of the Somme is History books by Geoff Dyer, publish by Canongate Books 2012-11-08. You may find Geoff Dyer info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Missing of the Somme details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (560 readers) Geoff Dyer Canongate Books 0857863371 2012-11-08

Book Summary

The Missing of the Somme has become a classic meditation upon war and remembrance. It weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and films, poetry and sculptures, graveyards and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War.

Koba the Dread

Koba the Dread

Koba the Dread
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 4 votes

Koba the Dread is Biography & Autobiography books by Martin Amis, publish by Vintage Canada 2010-08-13. You may find Martin Amis info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Koba the Dread details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (4 readers) Martin Amis Vintage Canada 0307368297 2010-08-13

Book Summary

A brilliant weave of personal involvement, vivid biography and political insight, Koba the Dread is the successor to Martin Amis’s award-winning memoir, Experience. Koba the Dread captures the appeal of one of the most powerful belief systems of the 20th century — one that spread through the world, both captivating it and staining it red. It addresses itself to the central lacuna of 20th-century thought: the indulgence of Communism by the intellectuals of the West. In between the personal beginnings and the personal ending, Amis gives us perhaps the best one-hundred pages ever written about Stalin: Koba the Dread, Iosif the Terrible. The author’s father, Kingsley Amis, though later reactionary in tendency, was a “Comintern dogsbody” (as he would come to put it) from 1941 to 1956. His second-closest, and then his closest friend (after the death of the poet Philip Larkin), was Robert Conquest, our leading Sovietologist whose book of 1968, The Great Terror, was second only to Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago in undermining the USSR. The present memoir explores these connections. Stalin said that the death of one person was tragic, the death of a million a mere “statistic.” Koba the Dread, during whose course the author absorbs a particular, a familial death, is a rebuttal of Stalin’s aphorism.

Adventures in Time: The First World War

Adventures in Time: The First World War

Adventures in Time: The First World War
Rating 3 / 5 based on 807 votes

Adventures in Time: The First World War is Juvenile Nonfiction books by Dominic Sandbrook, publish by Penguin UK 2021-11-04. You may find Dominic Sandbrook info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Adventures in Time: The First World War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (807 readers) Dominic Sandbrook Penguin UK 0141994320 2021-11-04

Book Summary

*A Children's Book of the Year 2021 as chosen by The Times and Daily Mail* Take a journey to a vanished world with the ADVENTURES IN TIME series - stories so exciting you won't believe they're all true 'The whistles blew, the cheers went up, and thousands of men were scrambling up into the rolling fields of No Man's Land . . .' Travel back in time to The First World War, as historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us from the soaring heights of an aeroplane cockpit to the desperate depths of the enemy trenches. We are plunged first hand into a conflict like no other as, amid the greatest clash of empires ever known, the future of the world hangs in the balance... The Adventures in Time series brings the past alive for twenty-first century children. These stories are every bit as exciting as those of Harry Potter or Matilda Wormwood. The only difference is they actually happened...

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Encyclopedia of the Novel
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Encyclopedia of the Novel is Literary Criticism books by Paul Schellinger, publish by Routledge 2014-04-08. You may find Paul Schellinger info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Encyclopedia of the Novel details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Paul Schellinger Routledge 1135918260 2014-04-08

Book Summary

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Power of Words (1)

The Power of Words (1)

The Power of Words (1)
Rating 4 / 5 based on 869 votes

The Power of Words (1) is Language Arts & Disciplines books by Stilovsky,Schrödinger, publish by AuthorHouse 2018-12-12. You may find Stilovsky,Schrödinger info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Power of Words (1) details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (869 readers) Stilovsky,Schrödinger AuthorHouse 1728381762 2018-12-12

Book Summary

Words are fundamental to both speech and written communication, but it’s not just the words that fascinate us, we love to learn about their use and the complexities of language too. Felix Schrödinger and Pyotr Stilovsky have compiled in this, the fourth volume of the series, a compendium of information that will appeal to all who love language and especially those who seek out knowledge for its own sake.

The Lafayette Escadrille

The Lafayette Escadrille

The Lafayette Escadrille
Rating 4 / 5 based on 891 votes

The Lafayette Escadrille is History books by Steven A. Ruffin, publish by Casemate Publishers 2016-05-19. You may find Steven A. Ruffin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Lafayette Escadrille details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (891 readers) Steven A. Ruffin Casemate Publishers 1612003516 2016-05-19

Book Summary

“A fresh look at the 38 Americans in the Escadrille Américaine . . . a finely-researched, well-written and well-illustrated book. It is recommended highly” (Over the Front). The Lafayette Escadrille was an all-volunteer squadron of Americans who flew for France during World War I, arguably the best-known fighter squadron ever to take to the skies. In this work, the entire history of these gallant volunteers—who named themselves after the Marquis de Lafayette, who came to America’s aid during its revolution—is laid out in both text and pictorial form. Along with archival photographs and documents, current snapshots of existing markers and memorials honoring the Lafayette Escadrille were taken by the author in France. In several cases, he was able to match his present-day color photos with older images of the same scene, thus creating a jaw-dropping then-and-now comparison. To add even more color, the author included artwork and aircraft profiles by recognized illustrators, along with numerous full-color photographs of artifacts relating to the squadron’s men and airplanes, as they are displayed today in various museums in the United States and France. The result is undoubtedly the finest photographic collection of the Lafayette Escadrille to appear in print. Along with expert text revealing air-combat experiences, as well as life at the front during the Great War, it is a never-before-seen visual history that both World War I aviation aficionados and those with a passing interest in history will appreciate. “This magnificent book probably provides everything needed by someone wishing to learn about this famous fighting unit.” —Cross and Cockade “When it comes to describing aerial combat in all its bloody fury, [Ruffin] excels.” —Air and Space Magazine

Through My Christian Prism, or at the Port Rail

Through My Christian Prism, or at the Port Rail

Through My Christian Prism, or at the Port Rail
Rating 3 / 5 based on 710 votes

Through My Christian Prism, or at the Port Rail is Religion books by Larry Clayton, publish by Archway Publishing 2019-08-20. You may find Larry Clayton info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Through My Christian Prism, or at the Port Rail details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (710 readers) Larry Clayton Archway Publishing 1480879924 2019-08-20

Book Summary

Larry Clayton brings a refreshing, Christian perspective to these essays that examine the human condition, sharing his thoughts on everything from the flighty and humorous to the serious and transcendent. His musings and insights--almost of all of which were published as op-ed columns in the Sunday edition of the Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and national newspapers like the LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and Miami Herald—seek to make sense of life. In the tradition of a newspaper op-ed, the essays share profound lessons on everything from religion to history, politics, foreign affairs, education, sports, and other important topics. While many of the writings revolve around Christian themes and history, Clayton is not afraid to tackle problems that almost everyone has faced, such as the daunting, and humorous, experience of getting through an airport checkpoint these days. He laces his stories with wit and wisdom derived from his faith and his experiences as a teacher, writer, and even as chairman of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He references the "port rail" that--when not on duty--he used to hold on to and dream and think a bit while serving on a ship in the Navy making its way through the waters and waves of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean ocean and seas.

The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster

The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster

The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster
Rating 4 / 5 based on 125 votes

The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster is History books by James R. Hedtke, publish by McFarland 2014-06-24. You may find James R. Hedtke info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (125 readers) James R. Hedtke McFarland 1476613621 2014-06-24

Book Summary

The Freckleton catastrophe of August 23, 1944, occurred when an American B-24 Liberator crashed into the small village of Freckleton in northwest England. The plane was on a test flight when it encountered a rare and severe summer thunderstorm. Air traffic control at the American air base Warton recalled the bomber back to the base. When the pilot attempted to abort the landing because of poor visibility and high winds, a downdraft caught the plane and it crashed into the adjacent village of Freckleton. As the B-24 tumbled through the village, destroying three houses and a snack bar, flames erupted from wreckage and engulfed Holy Trinity grade school. Before the fire could be brought under control, the holocaust destroyed an entire generation of children in this village of fewer than 1,000 inhabitants. The village would never be the same. In a compelling account of sorrow, loss, hope and finally rebirth, the book looks at the history of the village, the establishment of the base at Warton, the crash, the funeral of the 61 victims, the official British inquest and the American investigation into the cause of the crash. The lives of the survivors, the servicemen and the villagers are followed through 2012.

Literary Theory

Literary Theory

Literary Theory
Rating 4 / 5 based on 2 votes

Literary Theory is Literary Criticism books by Julie Rivkin,Michael Ryan, publish by John Wiley & Sons 2017-01-25. You may find Julie Rivkin,Michael Ryan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Literary Theory details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (2 readers) Julie Rivkin,Michael Ryan John Wiley & Sons 1118718313 2017-01-25

Book Summary

The new edition of this bestselling literary theory anthology has been thoroughly updated to include influential texts from innovative new areas, including disability studies, eco-criticism, and ethics. Covers all the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory, from Formalism to Postcolonialism Expanded to include work from Stuart Hall, Sara Ahmed, and Lauren Berlant. Pedagogically enhanced with detailed editorial introductions and a comprehensive glossary of terms

Clare and the Great War

Clare and the Great War

Clare and the Great War
Rating 3 / 5 based on 811 votes

Clare and the Great War is History books by Joe Power, publish by The History Press 2015-07-06. You may find Joe Power info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Clare and the Great War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (811 readers) Joe Power The History Press 0750965568 2015-07-06

Book Summary

Aristocrats and itinerants, unionists and nationalists, Catholics and Protestants – the Great War united thousands of Clare men and women to a cause for which many of them would go out to fight and die.Their motives varied from a sense of duty to 'king and country' to concern about the fate of 'poor Catholic Belgium'; from mercenary motives, fuelled by poverty, to the moral duty to fight for civilization against the 'savage Huns', or, like many young men, to the simple thirst for adventure. This seminal work attempts, for the first time, to understand what really happened in County Clare during the Great War, how its economic and political life was radically transformed during this terrible conflict, and how the contribution of those who gave their lives was largely written out of history.'

Neo-Tories

Neo-Tories

Neo-Tories
Rating 4 / 5 based on 284 votes

Neo-Tories is History books by Bernhard Dietz, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing 2018-05-31. You may find Bernhard Dietz info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Neo-Tories details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (284 readers) Bernhard Dietz Bloomsbury Publishing 1472570030 2018-05-31

Book Summary

The danger to British democracy in the interwar period came from a different source to that which has thus far been assumed. It came from a network of radical conservatives who challenged the political system and sought to replace it with an authoritarian corporate state. In this book, Bernhard Dietz provides the first systematic analysis of this network and its members, which are called Neo-Tories. With strong links to the European right, yet a minority back home, this group of British conservatives are all the more fascinating today because it is on their ultimate failure that the success of British democracy rested.

Journeys on the Silk Road

Journeys on the Silk Road

Journeys on the Silk Road
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Journeys on the Silk Road is History books by Joyce Morgan,Conrad Walters, publish by Rowman & Littlefield 2012-08-22. You may find Joyce Morgan,Conrad Walters info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Journeys on the Silk Road details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Joyce Morgan,Conrad Walters Rowman & Littlefield 0762787333 2012-08-22

Book Summary

When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900, he uncovered one of the world’s great literary secrets: a time capsule from the ancient Silk Road. Inside, scrolls were piled from floor to ceiling, undisturbed for a thousand years. The gem within was the Diamond Sutra of AD 868. This key Buddhist teaching, made 500 years before Gutenberg inked his press, is the world’s oldest printed book. The Silk Road once linked China with the Mediterranean. It conveyed merchants, pilgrims and ideas. But its cultures and oases were swallowed by shifting sands. Central to the Silk Road’s rediscovery was a man named Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-born scholar and archaeologist employed by the British service. Undaunted by the vast Gobi Desert, Stein crossed thousands of desolate miles with his fox terrier Dash. Stein met the Chinese monk and secured the Diamond Sutra and much more. The scroll’s journey—by camel through arid desert, by boat to London’s curious scholars, by train to evade the bombs of World War II—merges an explorer’s adventures, political intrigue, and continued controversy. The Diamond Sutra has inspired Jack Kerouac and the Dalai Lama. Its journey has coincided with the growing appeal of Buddhism in the West. As the Gutenberg Age cedes to the Google Age, the survival of the Silk Road’s greatest treasure is testament to the endurance of the written word.

The Spell of the Song

The Spell of the Song

The Spell of the Song
Rating 3 / 5 based on 910 votes

The Spell of the Song is Language Arts & Disciplines books by John Powell Ward, publish by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press 2004. You may find John Powell Ward info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Spell of the Song details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (910 readers) John Powell Ward Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press 0838639879 2004

Book Summary

This book investigates the nature of the alphabet as a medium of communication. The general thesis is that writing is not a merely transparent or empty item like air or glass; rather, the alphabet is both modifier and enabler of meaning itself: The book investigates the general implications of this thesis.

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia
Rating 4 / 5 based on 431 votes

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia is History books by Nataliya Danilova, publish by Springer 2016-01-13. You may find Nataliya Danilova info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (431 readers) Nataliya Danilova Springer 1137395710 2016-01-13

Book Summary

This book analyses contemporary war commemoration in Britain and Russia. Focusing on the political aspects of remembrance, it explores the instrumentalisation of memory for managing civil-military relations and garnering public support for conflicts. It explains the nexus between remembrance, militarisation and nationalism in modern societies.

In the Mirror of Memory

In the Mirror of Memory

In the Mirror of Memory
Rating 3 / 5 based on 710 votes

In the Mirror of Memory is Philosophy books by Janet Gyatso, publish by State University of New York Press N.a. You may find Janet Gyatso info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the In the Mirror of Memory details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (710 readers) Janet Gyatso State University of New York Press 1438405251 N.a

Book Summary

This book studies the diverse array of species of memory in Buddhism. Contributors focus on a particular school, group of texts, terms, or practices and identify a considerable range of types of mnemonic faculties in Buddhism. Included are discussions of Buddhist teaching, meditation, visualization, prayer, commemoration of the Buddha, dh?rani practice, the use of mnemonic lists to condense lengthy scriptures, and the purported recollection of infinite previous lives that immediately preceded Sakyamuni's attainment of Buddhahood. Even enlightened awareness itself is said by some Buddhist schools to consist in a “mnemic engagement” with reality as such. The authors explore Buddhist views on mundane acts of memory such as recognizing, reminding, memorizing, and storing data as well as special types of memory that are cultivated in religious practice.One of the most striking discoveries is that perception is intimately related to certain types of memory. Several essays investigate if, and if so, how, meditative mindfulness and recollection of the past—both of which can be designated by the term smrti—are connected within the Buddhist tradition. The question of whether recollection of the past can be explained without violating the foundational Buddhist notions of radical impermanence and no-self is addressed by several of the contributing scholars. Among the primary sources for the studies in this volume are the northern and southern Abhidharma literature, the M?tk?s, P?li and Mah?y?na s?tras, works of the Buddhist logicians, Yog?c?ra materials, the Tibetan Great Perfection (Rdzogschen) tradition, and Indian and Tibetan commentarial works. Affinities of Buddhist views on memory with those found in Western phenomenology, semiology, psychology, and history of religions are considered as well.

The Good Life On Te Muna Road

The Good Life On Te Muna Road

The Good Life On Te Muna Road
Rating 4 / 5 based on 122 votes

The Good Life On Te Muna Road is Biography & Autobiography books by Deborah Coddington, publish by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited 2015-05-27. You may find Deborah Coddington info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Good Life On Te Muna Road details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (122 readers) Deborah Coddington Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited 1775537803 2015-05-27

Book Summary

An engaging, affectionate reflection on finding love, making wine, and life in a small rural community. The first time Deborah Coddington lived in Martinborough was in the height of the hippy era, when the old mansion Waiura attracted poets, protesters, novelists, photographers, artists and activists. It was a counter-culture scene of some privilege and distinction. However, the music stopped when, crushed by debts, she and her partner Alister Taylor were forced to leave town. Nearly 40 years on, with a successful career as a journalist, a stint as a restaurateur and a term in Parliament behind her, Deborah returned to Martinborough not quite sure of the welcome she would receive. In this wry, amusing and heartfelt memoir, she writes of finding a community full of outstanding and entertaining individuals that demonstrates the can-do, all-in-this-together spirit of provincial New Zealand. Now a good deal wiser and very much in love with her new husband, Colin Carruthers QC, Deborah lays some ghosts to rest, writes movingly about the death of her mother, details the vicissitudes of being a wine grower and shares the joy of life with her beloved animals. Confiding, candid and generous of heart, this is a tribute to small-town New Zealand.

Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship

Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship

Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship
Rating 3 / 5 based on 366 votes

Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship is Art books by Andy Friend, publish by Thames & Hudson 2017-07-11. You may find Andy Friend info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (366 readers) Andy Friend Thames & Hudson 0500773904 2017-07-11

Book Summary

A dynamic tale of art and friendship, set between the World Wars, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world Eric Ravilious is one of the best-known twentieth-century English artists. For many, his watercolors capture the spirit of midcentury England. But while he had a style of his own, he did not work in isolation; he worked within a network of artists that included fellow students at the Royal College of Art such as Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus, and Helen Binyon. The story of this beloved artist is also a biography of the group of fellow creators with whom he associated—men and women who inspired, challenged, and influenced one another—from their student days up through the Second World War. Drawing on extensive research, Andy Friend considers the predecessors in the English watercolor and wood-engraving tradition that influenced the group’s art and demonstrates the significance of women artists, whose place within this interwar-era network has often been neglected. Published to coincide with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Ravilious’s death, Ravilious & Co. accompanies an exhibition of the same name, touring throughout England in 2017.

The Book of Honor

The Book of Honor

The Book of Honor
Rating 3 / 5 based on 1 votes

The Book of Honor is History books by Ted Gup, publish by Anchor 2007-12-18. You may find Ted Gup info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Book of Honor details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (1 readers) Ted Gup Anchor 0307428192 2007-12-18

Book Summary

A national bestseller, this extraordinary work of investigative reporting uncovers the identities, and the remarkable stories, of the CIA secret agents who died anonymously in the service of their country. In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however. Undeterred by claims that revealing the identities of these "nameless stars" might compromise national security, Ted Gup sorted through thousands of documents and interviewed over 400 CIA officers in his attempt to bring their long-hidden stories to light. The result of this extraordinary work of investigation is a surprising glimpse at the real lives of secret agents, and an unprecedented history of the most compelling—and controversial—department of the US government.

Postcards from the Front 1914-1919

Postcards from the Front 1914-1919

Postcards from the Front 1914-1919
Rating 4 / 5 based on 761 votes

Postcards from the Front 1914-1919 is History books by Kate J. Cole, publish by Amberley Publishing Limited 2016-05-15. You may find Kate J. Cole info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Postcards from the Front 1914-1919 details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (761 readers) Kate J. Cole Amberley Publishing Limited 1445635216 2016-05-15

Book Summary

Postcards from the Front 1914–1919 captures the essence of this medium in a unique and fascinating way, bringing to life the pathos, the trauma and the mud and the blood of Flanders and France as the embattled Tommies wrote home to their loved ones.

The Mask of Troy

The Mask of Troy

The Mask of Troy
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 6 votes

The Mask of Troy is Fiction books by David Gibbins, publish by Headline 2010-06-10. You may find David Gibbins info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Mask of Troy details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (6 readers) David Gibbins Headline 0755374312 2010-06-10

Book Summary

Jack Howard becomes part of a terrifying legacy and a race against time, in the action-packed new adventure from bestselling author David Gibbins.Greece. 1871. Heinrich Schliemann, the great archaeologist, raises the Mask of Agamemnon and makes a mind-blowing discovery. Determined to keep it a secret until the time is right, he then dies. Germany. 1945. The liberation of a concentration camp reveals clues to lost antiquities stolen by the Nazis. But the operation is covered up after a deadly secret surfaces. Northern Aegean. Present day. Marine archaeologist Jack Howard discovers a shipwreck with ancient inscriptions that indicate the galley is part of the war fleet of Agamemnon, king of the Greeks. When Jack?s daughter finds a drawing made by a concentration camp survivor that holds a clue to Schliemann?s secret, Jack becomes embroiled in a desperate chase across Europe against a ruthless enemy...

British Culture and the First World War

British Culture and the First World War

British Culture and the First World War
Rating 4 / 5 based on 631 votes

British Culture and the First World War is History books by George Robb, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing 2017-09-16. You may find George Robb info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the British Culture and the First World War details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (631 readers) George Robb Bloomsbury Publishing 113730751X 2017-09-16

Book Summary

The First World War has left its imprint on British society and the popular imagination to an extent almost unparalleled in modern history. Its legacy of mass death, mechanized slaughter, propaganda, and disillusionment swept away long-standing romanticized images of warfare, and continues to haunt the modern consciousness. Focusing on the lives of ordinary Britons, George Robb's engaging new study seeks to comprehend what it meant for an entire society to undergo the tremendous shocks and demands of total war; how it attempted to make sense of the conflict, explain it to others, and deal with the war's legacies. British Culture and the First World War - examines the war's impact on ideologies of race, class and gender, the government's efforts to manage news and to promote patriotism, the role of the arts and sciences, and the commemoration of the war in the decades since - Synthesizes much of the best and most recent scholarship on the social and cultural history of the war. - Reclaims a great deal of neglected or forgotten popular cultural sources such as films, cartoons, juvenile literature and pulp fiction. Compact but comprehensive, this accessible and refreshing text is essential reading for anyone interested in British society and culture during the turbulent years of the First World War.

Writers, Readers, and Reputations

Writers, Readers, and Reputations

Writers, Readers, and Reputations
Rating 4 / 5 based on 988 votes

Writers, Readers, and Reputations is History books by Philip Waller, publish by OUP Oxford 2006-04-27. You may find Philip Waller info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Writers, Readers, and Reputations details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (988 readers) Philip Waller OUP Oxford 0191518697 2006-04-27

Book Summary

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and the term 'best-seller' was coined. In new and cheap editions Dickens's stories sold hugely, but these were progressively outstripped in quantity by the likes of Hall Caine and Marie Corelli, Charles Garvice and Nat Gould. Who has now heard of these writers? Yet Hall Caine, for one, boasted of having made more money from his pen than any previous author. This book presents a panoramic view of literary life in Britain over half a century from 1870 to 1918, teasing out authors' relations with the reading public and tracing how reputations were made and unmade. It surveys readers' habits, the book trade, popular literary magazines and the role of reviewers, and examines the construction of a classical canon by critics concerned about the supposed corruption of popular taste. Certain writers were elevated as national heroes, yet Britain drew its writers from abroad as well as from home. Authors became stars and celebrities, and a literary tourism grew around their haunts. They advertised products from cigarettes to toothpaste; they were fashion-conscious and promoted themsevles via profiles, interviews, and carefully posed photographs; they went on lecture tours to America; and their names were pushed by a new professional breed: the literary agent. Some angled for knighthoods, even peerages, and cut a figure in high society and London clubland. They debated public issues of the day and campaigned on all manner of things from questions of faith and women's rights to censorship and conscription. During the Great War they penned propaganda. Meanwhile the cinema was developing to challenge the supremacy of the written word over the imagination. Authors took to that too, as an opportunity for new adventure. Writers, Readers, and Reputations is richly entertaining and informative, amounting to a collective biography of a generation of writers and their world.

The Last Post

The Last Post

The Last Post
Rating 3 / 5 based on 585 votes

The Last Post is History books by Alwyn W. Turner, publish by Aurum 2014-10-16. You may find Alwyn W. Turner info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Last Post details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (585 readers) Alwyn W. Turner Aurum 1781313199 2014-10-16

Book Summary

At eleven o'clock on the morning of the 11th November 1919 the entire British Empire came to a halt to remember the dead of the Great War. During that first two-minute silence all transport stayed still, all work ceased and millions stood motionless in the streets. The only human sound to be heard was the desolate weeping of those overcome by grief. Then the moment was brought to an end by the playing of the Last Post. A century on, that lone bugle call remains the most emotionally charged piece of music in public life. In an increasingly secular society, it is the closest thing we have to a sacred anthem. Yet along with the poppy, the Cenotaph and the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, its power is profoundly modern. It is a response to the trauma of war that could only have evolved in a democratic age. In this moving exploration of the Last Post's history, Alwyn W. Turner considers the call's humble origins and shows how its mournful simplicity reached beyond class, beyond religion, beyond patriotism to speak directly to peoples around the world. Along the way he contemplates the relationship between history and remembrance, and seeks out the legacy of the First World War in today's culture.


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