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An Island at War

By Deborah Carr
  • Book ID : 0008436290
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 400
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 707
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: an-island-at-war.pdf

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A moving historical novel inspired by the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2. This is a story of courage, resilience and everyday acts of defiance from ordinary people forced to live in an extraordinary time. The USA Today bestseller!

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • File Pdf: an-environmental-history-of-the-uk-defence-estate-1945-to-the-present.pdf

Book Summary:

This book brings to attention the history of places that have traditionally remained under-the-radar in discussions of war and the environment, through site-based studies of five training areas in southwest England and Wales: Salisbury Plain, Lulworth, Dartmoor, Sennybridge and Castlemartin. At these sites, the big events of the twentieth century are written into landscapes that absorb their impact and reflect change in intriguing ways. Here, however, environment is more than a canvas on which historical forces play out; it has an agency of its own, as the depiction of the surprising nature and robust habitats of the training areas recognises. An Environmental History of the UK Defence Estate, 1945 to the Present critically examines the gradual 'greening' of the MoD as it developed policies of military environmentalism. It includes the histories of the ghost-villages created by forced evictions, and charts the rise and fall of anti-military protest movements. It depicts heated confrontations, mass trespasses, and demands for public access alongside conservation work and training activities, situating the human histories of these sites within their environmental history, and taking the reader behind the barbed wire in the first study of its kind.

In Between Times

By Cláudia S. Monteiro
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cláudia S. Monteiro
  • Isbn : 9403652365
  • Pages : 698
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 964
  • File Pdf: in-between-times.pdf

Book Summary:

Priceskan wakes up in enemy’s territory, but somehow a thousand years in the past. She’s safe for now, but she needs to find a way to get back to her timeline, where she’s the Crown Princess of the whole magic people, without meddling too much in the past affairs. Only that everything goes awry and what happens is exactly the opposite, especially as the first person she meets in the past is the ancestor of the king who’s after her, Prince Podron. No matter how hard she wants to push him away, he keeps on sticking to her, and together they go on a journey to make Priceskan’s secret wish come true: going back to her timeline. However, Prince Podron isn’t the only person she meets along the way, nor the only life she’ll meddle with, and messing with the flow of history seems to be unavoidable. Will Priceskan be able to find her way back? Is what she knows of the past the truth?

The Mind-Body Politic

By Michelle Maiese,Robert Hanna
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030195465
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 548
  • File Pdf: the-mind-body-politic.pdf

Book Summary:

Building on contemporary research in embodied cognition, enactivism, and the extended mind, this book explores how social institutions in contemporary neoliberal nation-states systematically affect our thoughts, feelings, and agency. Human beings are, necessarily, social animals who create and belong to social institutions. But social institutions take on a life of their own, and literally shape the minds of all those who belong to them, for better or worse, usually without their being self-consciously aware of it. Indeed, in contemporary neoliberal societies, it is generally for the worse. In The Mind-Body Politic, Michelle Maiese and Robert Hanna work out a new critique of contemporary social institutions by deploying the special standpoint of the philosophy of mind—in particular, the special standpoint of the philosophy of what they call essentially embodied minds—and make a set of concrete, positive proposals for radically changing both these social institutions and also our essentially embodied lives for the better.

Malta's Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA)

By Paul McDonald
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Isbn : 1473860105
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: malta-s-greater-siege-adrian-warburton-dso-dfc-dfc.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a true historical account of war in the air, at sea and on land in the battle for Malta's survival in the Second World War. It was a battle which decided the outcome of the war in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Adrian Warburton, the airman described in the subtitle by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder, went missing in 1944 in a single-seat American aircraft. He had flown at least 395 operational missions mostly from Malta. Unusually for a reconnaissance pilot, 'Warby' as he was known was credited with nine aircraft shot down. He lay undiscovered for sixty years. He is the RAF's most highly decorated photo-recce pilot.In Malta, Adrian met Christina, a stranded dancer turned aircraft plotter in the secret world deep beneath Valletta's fortress walls. She too was decorated for heroism. Together, they became part of the island's folklore. How important was Malta and the girl from Cheshire to the man behind the medals? This tale takes the form of a quest opening in a cemetery in Bavaria and closing in another in Malta. In between, the reader is immersed within the tension and drama surrounding Malta's Greater Siege retracing the steps of the main characters over the forever changed face of the island following its heroic victory.

The Sorcerers' Sacred Isle

By Keith Taylor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Isbn : 1645405958
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 623
  • File Pdf: the-sorcerers-sacred-isle.pdf

Book Summary:

A master of war and a mistress of magic—battling for rule of ancient Ireland! AN ISLAND AT WAR True, they are a strange couple... Cena, noble Queen of the Danans, and Sixarms, savage chieftain of the Freths. Yet a match between them would unite the two tribes and end the fighting that bloodies the island that will someday be known as Ireland. Yet there are plenty among their peoples who oppose the union—and one who would stoop to treachery to prevent it—treachery and magic. PRAISE FOR KEITH TAYLOR'S BARD SERIES: "For lovers of magic, history, and/or swashbuckling adventure, BARD is an exciting novel!" —Science Fiction Review

Our Land at War

By Nick Bosanquet
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 0750957093
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: our-land-at-war.pdf

Book Summary:

The First World War was a human catastrophe but it also saw a dynamic development of new weapons and a new kind of war; between the lions and the donkeys came the managers – and the workers —who transformed a nation into a war machine in 48 months. This book takes you on a journey to the key places that witnessed this war effort and those at all levels of society who brought about the change. The war created a new world of vast hutted camps and a new kind of transport system which even involved a lighted barrage across the Channel. From Aldershot – the home of the British Army, to the War Office in Whitehall, from Aberdeen to Yarmouth, this is Britain’s war mapped for the first time. This book uncovers where this national revolution took place and shows how you can find the hidden world of the First World War at the end of your road.

The American Revolution on Long Island

By Joanne S Grasso
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1625857101
  • Pages : 195
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 872
  • File Pdf: the-american-revolution-on-long-island.pdf

Book Summary:

A history of the Revolutionary War and British occupation in this part of New York, from the Culper spy ring to the prison ships where thousands died. The American Revolution sharply divided families and towns on New York’s Long Island. Washington's defeat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1776 started seven years of British occupation—and Patriot sympathizers were subject to loyalty oaths, theft of property, and the quartering of soldiers in their homes. Those who crossed the British were jailed on prison ships in Wallabout Bay in Brooklyn, where an estimated eleven thousand people died of disease and starvation. Some fought back with acts of sabotage and espionage—and Washington’s famed Culper spy ring in Oyster Bay, Setauket, and other areas successfully tracked British movements. In this book, historian Joanne S. Grasso explores the story of an island at war.

An Island of Secrets

By Eva Glyn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0008579342
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 461
  • File Pdf: an-island-of-secrets.pdf

Book Summary:

For fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria Hislop, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley, this is a stunning and sweeping WW2 novel that shows a side to the war not often seen before.

The Knights Templar at War, 1120–1312

By Paul Hill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
  • Isbn : 1473874947
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 569
  • File Pdf: the-knights-templar-at-war-1120-1312.pdf

Book Summary:

A look at the famed medieval Catholic order, with an emphasis on military history—includes numerous illustrations. There are many books about the Knights Templar, the medieval military order which played a key role in the crusades against the Muslims in the Holy Land, the Iberian peninsula, and elsewhere in Europe. What is seldom explored is the military context in which they operated. This book focuses on how this military order prosecuted its wars. The order was founded as a response to attacks on pilgrims in the Holy Land, and it was involved in countless battles and sieges, always at the forefront of crusading warfare. This absorbing study examines why they were such an important aspect of medieval warfare on the frontiers of Christendom for nearly two hundred years. The author shows how they were funded and supplied, how they organized their forces on campaign and on the battlefield, and the strategies and tactics they employed in the various theaters of warfare in which they fought. Templar leadership and command and control are examined, and sections cover their battles and campaigns, fortifications, and castles.

Galveston and the Civil War

By James M Schmidt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1614236887
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 764
  • File Pdf: galveston-and-the-civil-war.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the oldest cities in Texas, Galveston has witnessed more than its share of tragedies. Devastating hurricanes, yellow fever epidemics, fires, a major Civil War battle and more cast a dark shroud on the city's legacy. Ghostly tales creep throughout the history of famous tourist attractions and historical homes. The altruistic spirit of a schoolteacher who heroically pulled victims from the floodwaters during the great hurricane of 1900 roams the Strand. The ghosts of Civil War soldiers march up and down the stairs at night and pace in front of the antebellum Rogers Building. The spirit of an unlucky man decapitated by an oncoming train haunts the railroad museum, moving objects and crying in the night. Kathleen Shanahan Maca explores these and other haunted tales from the Oleander City.

An Island Wedding

By Jenny Colgan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063141906
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 310
  • File Pdf: an-island-wedding.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan brings us a delightful summer novel that will sweep you away to the remote Scottish island of Mure, where two very different weddings are about to take place… On the little Scottish island of Mure—halfway between Scotland and Norway—Flora MacKenzie and her fiancé Joel are planning the smallest of “sweetheart weddings,” a high summer celebration surrounded only by those very dearest to them. Not everyone on the island is happy about being excluded, though. The temperature rises even further when beautiful Olivia MacDonald—who left Mure ten years ago for bigger and brighter things—returns with a wedding planner in tow. Her fiancé has oodles of family money, and Olivia is determined to throw the biggest, most extravagant, most Instagrammable wedding possible. And she wants to do it at Flora’s hotel, the same weekend as Flora’s carefully planned micro-wedding. As the summer solstice approaches, can Flora handle everyone else’s Happy Every Afters—and still get her own?

Men At War

By Christopher Coker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190257202
  • Pages : 325
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 456
  • File Pdf: men-at-war.pdf

Book Summary:

Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.