At War In The Willows

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
ISBN: 9388760700
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A timeless and celebrated children’s classic, Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn—whether it’s gipsy caravans, Rat’s love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley. With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets new friends like the Water Rat and Mr Toad. Toad is rich, but conceited. His motorcar obsession drives him into big trouble.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Grahame
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1838577874
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Heeding the call of spring, Mole sets out from his underground home and heads down to the river bank. His outing leads to friendship and adventures with Ratty, Badger, and irrepressible Mr Toad. Their idyllic life changes when Mr Toad's car-crazy antics land him in jail. What are the friends to do? One of the greatest animal stories ever written, presented with new illustrations by Tiziana Longo, Kenneth Grahame's classic story is guaranteed to delight readers of all ages.

Peace Among the Willows

Peace Among the Willows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard B. White
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401034311
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White Jacket; Or, The World on a Man-of-War

White Jacket; Or, The World on a Man-of-War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herman Melville
Editor: Good Press
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"White Jacket; Or, The World on a Man-of-War" by Herman Melville. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Afghan War of 1879-80

The Afghan War of 1879-80 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Hensman
Editor: Good Press
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"The Afghan War of 1879-80" by Howard Hensman. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Storms Of War

The Storms Of War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Williams
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 144343826X
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A sweeping and gloriously moving novel of the First World War and its aftermath from a brilliant young storyteller recognized on both sides of the Atlantic as “an outstanding new talent” who ranks among the “queens of contemporary fiction.” Kate Williams’s The Storms of War is the first book in a groundbreaking, cinematic trilogy that tells the story of the de Witt family from 1914 to 1939: perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, Birdsong, and Somewhere in France. In the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. Rudolf and Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter Emmeline, while their eldest son, Arthur, is studying in Paris and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the de Witt children, is on the brink of adulthood, and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped-out future and exploring the world. But the onslaught of war changes everything and soon the de Witts find themselves sidelined and in danger of losing everything they hold dear. As Celia struggles to make sense of the changing world around her, she lies about her age to join the war effort and finds herself embroiled in a complex plot that puts not only her but those she loves in danger. With gripping, pitch-perfect detail, cinematic scope and heart-rending empathy, Kate Williams tells the story of Celia and her family as they are shunned by a society that previously embraced them, torn apart by sorrow, and buffeted and changed by the storms of war. “A beautifully conjured family saga. Fans of Downton Abbey will love it, as did I.” —ALISON WEIR, AUTHOR OF THE LADY ELIZABETH AND THE CAPTIVE QUEEN

Pioneering Places of British Aviation

Pioneering Places of British Aviation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bruce Hales-Dutton
Editor: Air World
ISBN: 1526750163
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A high-flying tour of British aviation history—and the sites where trials and triumphs took place. From the beginning of the nineteenth century, Britain was at the forefront of powered flight. Across the country, many places became centers of innovation and experimentation, as increasing numbers of daring men took to the skies. In 1799, at Brompton Hall, Sir George Cayley Bart put forward ideas that formed the basis of powered flight. There were balloon flights at Hendon from 1862, though attempts at powered flights from the area, later used as the famous airfield, don’t seem to have been particularly successful. Despite this, Louis Bleriot established a flying school there in 1910. It was gliders that Percy Pilcher flew from the grounds of Stamford Hall, Leicestershire, during the 1890s. He was killed in a crash there in 1899, but Pilcher had plans for a powered aircraft which experts believe may well have enabled him to beat the Wright Brothers in becoming the first to make a fixed-wing powered flight. At Brooklands, unsuccessful attempts were made to build and fly a powered aircraft in 1906—but on June 8, 1908, A.V. Roe made what is considered the first powered flight in Britain from there—in reality a short hop—in a machine of his own design and construction, enabling Brooklands to call itself the birthplace of British aviation. These are just a few of the places investigated in this intriguing look at the early days of British aviation, which includes the first ever aircraft factory in Britain in the railway arches at Battersea; Larkhill on Salisbury Plain, which became the British Army’s first airfield; and Barking Creek, where Frederick Handley Page established his first factory.

The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First & The Second Battalion (Complete Edition - Volume 1&2)

The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First & The Second Battalion (Complete Edition - Volume 1&2) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: e-artnow (Open Publishing)
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First & The Second Battalion (Complete Edition - Volume 1&2)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: “These volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. The point of view is the battalions’, and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions.” Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

The Romance of War: The Highlanders in Spain, France, and Belgium (Complete)

The Romance of War: The Highlanders in Spain, France, and Belgium (Complete) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Archaeologist James Grant
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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The Romance of War: The Highlanders in Spain, France, and Belgium (Complete) by Archaeologist James Grant Summary

In the Highlands of Perthshire a deadly feud had existed, from time immemorial, between the Lisles of Inchavon and the Stuarts of Lochisla. In the days when the arm of the law was weak, the proprietors had often headed their kinsmen and followers in encounters with the sword, and for the last time during the memorable civil war of 1745-6. But between the heads of the families, towards the latter end of the last century, (the period when our tale commences,) although the era of feudal ideas and outrages had passed away, the spirit of transmitted hatred, proud rivalry and revenge, lurked behind, and a feeling of most cordial enmity existed between Stuart and Lisle, who were ever engaged in vexatious law-suits on the most frivolous pretences, and constantly endeavouring to cross each other's interests and intentions,—quarrelling at public meetings,—voting on opposite sides,—prosecuting for trespasses, and opposing each other every where, "as if the world was not wide enough for them both;" and on one occasion a duel would have ensued but for the timely interference of the sheriff. Sir Allan Lisle of Inchavon, a man of a quiet and most benevolent disposition, was heartily tired of the trouble given him by the petty jealousy of his neighbour Stuart, a proud and irritable Highlander, who would never stoop to reconciliation with a family whom his father (a grim duinhe-wassal of the old school) had ever declared to him were the hereditary foes of his race. The reader may consider it singular that such antiquated prejudices should exist so lately as the end of the last century; but it must be remembered that the march of intellect has not made such strides in the north country as it has done in the Lowlands, and many of the inhabitants of Perthshire will recognise a character well known to them, under the name of Mr. Stuart. It must also be remembered, that he was the son of a man who had beheld the standard of the Stuarts unfurled in Glenfinan, and had exercised despotic power over his own vassals when the feudal system existed in its full force, before the act of the British parliament abolished the feudal jurisdictions throughout Scotland, and absolved the unwilling Highlanders from allegiance to their chiefs.

Empire of the Moghul: Brothers at War

Empire of the Moghul: Brothers at War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alex Rutherford
Editor: Headline
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The second enthralling installment in Alex Rutherford's Empire of the Moghul series. 1530, Agra, Northern India. Humayun, the newly-crowned second Moghul Emperor, is a fortunate man. His father, Babur, has bequeathed him wealth, glory and an empire which stretches a thousand miles south from the Khyber pass; he must now build on his legacy, and make the Moghuls worthy of their forebear, Tamburlaine. But, unbeknownst to him, Humayun is already in grave danger. His half-brothers are plotting against him; they doubt that he has the strength, the will, the brutality needed to command the Moghul armies and lead them to still-greater glories. Perhaps they are right. Soon Humayun will be locked in a terrible battle: not only for his crown, not only for his life, but for the existence of the very empire itself.

Caroline's War: Vale Valhalla

Caroline's War: Vale Valhalla Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joy Chambers
Editor: Headline
ISBN: 1472225260
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Before Caroline can find peace, the world must go to war One hundred years after the conflict, the men who fought in the Great War have all but faded away, and only the memory of their sacrifice will be preserved. Between 1914 and 1918 soldiers from all over the world converged on the trenches of Belgium and Northern France: from Australia and New Zealand, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Wales and the far reaches of the British Empire they came to fight alongside the Belgians and the French. CAROLINE'S WAR: VALE VALHALLA is a compelling, epic novel that follows the lives of a group of Australians through the years prior to, and during, the First World War. At the heart, is the constant life-long hatred between two mortal enemies and the woman who loves one of these men with an abiding passion yet marries the other: Matthew Craken, flamboyant dilettante; John Conrad Fleet, the steadfast, honest soldier; and Caroline Dere the woman in both their lives. When Matthew is badly injured by John Conrad in a fight over the death of John Conrad's sister, Matthew takes retribution by ensuring he captures Caro for himself. Their story is played out against the searing background of the First World War where ultimately Matthew, John Conrad and Caro find that the power of forgiveness can bring peace. *Published in print as VALE VALHALLA

The Child in British Literature

The Child in British Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Gavin
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230361862
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The first volume to consider childhood over eight centuries of British writing, this book traces the literary child from medieval to contemporary texts. Written by international experts, the volume's essays challenge earlier readings of childhood and offer fascinating contributions to the current upsurge of interest in constructions of childhood.

The Children's Book

The Children's Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. S. Byatt
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373835
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From the renowned author of Possession, The Children’s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface lay tensions that would explode into war, revolution and unbelievable change — for the generation that came of age before 1914 and, most of all, for their children. The novel centres around Olive Wellwood, a fairy tale writer, and her circle, which includes the brilliant, erratic craftsman Benedict Fludd and his apprentice Phillip Warren, a runaway from the poverty of the Potteries; Prosper Cain, the soldier who directs what will become the Victoria and Albert Museum; Olive’s brother-in-law Basil Wellwood, an officer of the Bank of England; and many others from every layer of society. A.S. Byatt traces their lives in intimate detail and moves between generations, following the children who must choose whether to follow the roles expected of them or stand up to their parents’ “porcelain socialism.” Olive’s daughter Dorothy wishes to become a doctor, while her other daughter, Hedda, wants to fight for votes for women. Her son Tom, sent to an upper-class school, wants nothing more than to spend time in the woods, tracking birds and foxes. Her nephew Charles becomes embroiled with German-influenced revolutionaries. Their portraits connect the political issues at the heart of nascent feminism and socialism with grave personal dilemmas, interlacing until The Children’s Book becomes a perfect depiction of an entire world. Olive is a fairy tale writer in the era of Peter Pan and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In the Willows, not long after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At a time when children in England suffered deprivation by the millions, the concept of childhood was being refined and elaborated in ways that still influence us today. For each of her children, Olive writes a special, private book, bound in a different colour and placed on a shelf; when these same children are ferried off into the unremitting destruction of the Great War, the reader is left to wonder who the real children in this novel are. The Children’s Book is an astonishing novel. It is an historical feat that brings to life an era that helped shape our own as well as a gripping, personal novel about parents and children, life’s most painful struggles and its richest pleasures. No other writer could have imagined it or created it.

A Trooper Galahad

A Trooper Galahad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles King
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040515278
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The Wind and Willows (With Grahame Biography)

The Wind and Willows (With Grahame Biography) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Brody,Kenneth Grahame
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
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Grahame's classic fantasy is told here. The book tells of the wild adventures of Mr. Toad. This edition also includes a biography of the books author, Kenneth Grahame.

People of the Masks

People of the Masks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear,W. Michael Gear
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466817925
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As the prophets have foretold, a child of power has been born unto the Turtle People of the Iroquois Nation. The Elders call him False Face Child, for he is the son of a powerful spirit. A living talisman, the child has inhuman eyes--black mirrors, ageless and deep--and all fear him. All but Jumping Badger, the most powerful war leader of the Bear People. He destroys an entire village to take the boy to use as a spiritual weapon. But his triumph is short-lived. The Bear People suffer terrible visions and hear the voices of the spirits. Strange ailments and mysterious deaths take them one by one. Though he is a seer, False Face Child is also a sad and lonely young boy named Rumbler. Twelve-year-old Wren befriends him and together they escape across the winter landscape of New York and Ontario with Jumping Badger close behind. He now fears the boy's power and seeks to kill him. Their only hope is to stay alive long enough to find Rumbler's legendary father, known only as The Disowned. An epic journey, People of the Masks is another riveting volume in New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear's North America's Forgotten Past series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism

Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Haytock
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This study imagines modernism as a series of conversations and locates Edith Wharton s voice in those debates.

Philly War Zone

Philly War Zone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Purcell
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465350800
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In this true story set in the 1970s, youll look through the eyes of then 14-year-old Kevin Purcell, whos now a professional advertising writer, as he watches his perfect childhood neighborhood turn into a racial battleground, where two young kids are stabbed to death, including one of Kevins friends. Read as the author describes what it was like as young kids, black and white, from working-class families suddenly find themselves on the front lines of racial upheaval.

We Can Take It!

We Can Take It! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Connelly
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317869834
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`We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical reality. These images (including complete inventions) have combined to make a new history. The vision is mostly cosy and suits the way in which the Britons conceive of themselves: dogged, good humoured, occasionally bumbling, unified and enjoying diversity. In fact Britons load their memory towards the early part of the war (Dunkirk, Blitz, Battle of Britain) rather than when we were successful in the air or against Italy and Germany with invasions. This suits our love of being the underdog, fighting against the odds, and being in a crisis. Conversely, the periods of the war during which Britain was in the ascendant are, perversely, far more hazy in the public memory.

Kiss Me Once

Kiss Me Once Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Gifford
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453266151
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At the start of World War II, a football star fights gangsters on the home front Brooklyn Bulldogs star defensive end Lew Cassidy is on his way to a touchdown when a nasty tackle snaps his leg and ends his career. When he wakes up in the hospital, he learns the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, and America is at war. It’s a shame his busted leg will keep him out of the army, because compared to New York, war is kindergarten. Cassidy’s closest friend is Terry Leary, a homicide detective who’s too slick for his own good. Just a few hours after Cassidy’s injury, someone puts a bullet in Leary’s spine. Cassidy leaves the hospital ready to avenge his friend—a fight that pits him against a gang of crooks who make him yearn for the comparative peace and safety of the gridiron.