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The Road to Dawn

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ISBN : 1541773934
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Road to Dawn in PDF by Jared A. Brock Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin. -He rescued 118 enslaved people -He won a medal at the first World's Fair in London -Queen Victoria invited him to Windsor Castle -Rutherford B. Hayes entertained him at the White House -He helped start a freeman settlement, called Dawn, that was known as one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad -He was immortalized in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel that Abraham Lincoln jokingly blamed for sparking the Civil War But before all this, Josiah Henson was brutally enslaved for more than forty years. Author-filmmaker Jared A. Brock retraces Henson's 3,000+ mile journey from slavery to freedom and re-introduces the world to a forgotten figure of the Civil War era, along with his accompanying documentary narrated by Hollywood actor Danny Glover. The Road to Dawn is a ground-breaking biography lauded by leaders at the NAACP, the Smithsonian, senators, authors, professors, the President of Mauritius, and the 21st Prime Minister of Canada, and will no doubt restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history.


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Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo's Lost War Horses

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN : 1612349765
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo's Lost War Horses in PDF by Grant Hayter-Menzies Full Book and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-11-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in June 1883 to an aristocratic Scottish family, Dorothy Gibson-Craig was brought up with dogs and horses. In 1926 she married Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Brooke, recipient of the Distinguished Service Order in World War I and a writer on equine culture. She followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of malnourished and suffering former British war horses leading lives of backbreaking toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war’s end, abandoned like used equipment too costly to send home. In Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo’s Lost War Horses Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in Brooke’s Old War Horse Memorial Hospital, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys, and mules across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The author, Grant Hayter-Menzies, is making a donation of 20% of the royalties from the book to The Brooke Hospital for Animals and 20% of the royalties to its affiliate in Egypt, Brooke Hospital for Animals (Egypt). Neither the author or the publisher receives any payment from Brooke or any other party in connection with sales of this book.The Brooke Hospital for Animals is a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1085760.


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Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351054368
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism in PDF by Jeffrey Kaplan Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on religiously driven oppositional violence through the ages. Beginning with the 1st-century Sicari, it examines the commonalities that link apocalypticism, revolution, and terrorism occurring in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam past and present. It is divided into two sections, 'This was Then' and 'This is Now', which together examine the cultural and religious history of oppositional violence from the time of Jesus to the aftermath of the 2016 American election. The historical focus centers on how the movements, leaders and revolutionaries from earlier times are interpreted today through the lenses of historical memory and popular culture. The radical right is the primary but not exclusive focus of the second part of the book. At the same time, the work is intensely personal, in that it incorporates the author's experiences in the worlds of communist Eastern Europe, in the Iranian Revolution, and in the uprisings and wars in the Middle East and East Africa. This book will be of much interest to students of religious and political violence, religious studies, history, and security studies.


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The Lost War Horses of Cairo

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Publisher : Atlantic Books
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ISBN : 1760638811
Pages : 176 pages
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Download The Lost War Horses of Cairo in PDF by Grant Hayter-Menzies Full Book and published by Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital established by Dorothy, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia and Latin America.


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The Raiders Encyclopedia

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786484675
Pages : 333 pages
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Download The Raiders Encyclopedia in PDF by Richard J. Shmelter Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the definitive reference work on the NFL’s Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Part I is a season-by-season review, covering each game and player from every campaign. Part II includes a complete all-time roster of players and coaches, with biographical information, along with information on all draft picks, schedules, and individual awards and honors. Part III covers the characters, from executives to cheerleaders, who made the Raiders one of the most colorful organizations in professional sports, and details the franchise’s historic stadiums and uniforms.


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From Makin to Bougainville

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Publisher : DIANE Publishing
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ISBN : 0788135309
Pages : 40 pages
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Download From Makin to Bougainville in PDF by Jon T. Hoffman Full Book and published by DIANE Publishing. This book was released on 1995 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contents: creating the Raiders; Maj. Gen. Merritt A. Edson; Brig. Gen. Evans F. Carlson; destroyer transports; shaping the Raiders; getting to the fight; Makin; Tulagi; Tasimboko; Edson's Ridge; Matanikau; Raider weapons & equipment; the long patrol; Carlson's Patrol; the Raider training center; reshaping the Raiders; New Georgia; Russell Islands; the Raider Patch; the New Georgia Group; Enogai; Bairoko; Bougainville; the Raider legacy; sources. Maps & photos.


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MOVING CAMERAS AND LIVING MOVIES

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1291351574
Pages : 241 pages
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German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: From Graf Spee to Bismarck, 1931-1941

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780714652085
Pages : 280 pages
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Download German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: From Graf Spee to Bismarck, 1931-1941 in PDF by Eric Grove Full Book and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a compendium volume of three Battle Summaries or Naval Staff Histories. The documents in this book cover the actions during the period 1939-1941 that resulted in the sinking of the German warships Bismark and Graf Spee.


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German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135283222
Pages : 208 pages
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Download German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II in PDF by Eric Grove Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a comnpendium volume of three Battle Summaries or Naval Staff Histories produced soon after the war by the Naval Historical Branch of the Admiralty. Originally classified and designed for internal use only, these histories are published here for the first time. The documents in this book cover the actions during the period 1939-1941 that resulted in the sinking or immobilising of the German Warships Birsmark and Graf Spee, and record the struggle to rid the seas of the menace of the armed merchants raiders.


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USAF and VNAF A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1780960697
Pages : 96 pages
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Download USAF and VNAF A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War in PDF by Byron E Hukee Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-02-20 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: USAF Skyraider units were originally tasked to serve as quasi-training units for the fledgling VNAF. Equipped only with the two-seat models of the Skyraider, American pilots were required to have VNAF 'observers' in the aircraft for every mission. Eventually, this arrangement was changed as enough Vietnamese pilots were trained to man their own squadrons, while USAF squadrons were tasked with close support for US ground forces. Eventually, no fewer than four USAF and seven VNAF Skyraider units saw service in Vietnam. Additionally, one A-1 training squadron flew from Hurlburt Field, Florida, throughout the Vietnam War era. In the ten years that this squadron was active, nearly 1000 USAF and 300 VNAF pilots were trained in the Skyraider. While the core mission of all Skyraider squadrons was Close Air Support (CAS), other missions were accomplished at various times. Among these were Search and Rescue (SAR), night interdiction on the Ho Chi Minh trail, helicopter escort and special forces support to name but a few. Each of these missions took full advantage of the Skyraider's ability to deliver a variety of munitions in close proximity to friendly forces while inflicting heavy casualties on enemy forces


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Rebel Raider

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN : 081314633X
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Rebel Raider in PDF by James A. Ramage Full Book and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2014-02-17 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the age of twelve, American William R. Dunn decided to become a fighter pilot. In 1939 he joined the Canadian Army and was soon transferred to the Royal Air Force. He was the first pilot in the famous Eagle Squadron of American volunteers to shoot down an enemy aircraft and later became the first American ace of the war. After joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943, he saw action in the Normandy invasion and in Patton's sweep across France. Twenty years later he fought again in Vietnam. Dunn keenly conveys the fighter pilot's experience of war -- the tension of combat, the harsh grip of fear, the love of aircraft, the elation of victory, the boisterous comradeship and competition of the pilot brotherhood. Fighter Pilot is both a gripping story and a unique historical document.


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Beware Raiders!

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Publisher : Casemate Publishers
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ISBN : 0850528038
Pages : 225 pages
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Download Beware Raiders! in PDF by Bernard Edwards Full Book and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the fascinating story of two German surface raiders and the havoc they caused amongst Allied shipping in World War II. One was the 8-inch gun cruiser Admiral Hipper, fast, powerful and Navy-manned: the other a converted merchant man, Hansa Line's Kandelfels armed with a few old 5.9s manned largely by reservists, and sailing under the nom de guerre of Pinguin. Contrary to all expectations, the amateur man-of-war reaped a rich harvest and went out in a blaze of glory. Her purpose-built sister, on the other hand, was hard-pressed even to make her mark on the war and ended her days in ignominy. The author emphasizes the striking contrast between the conduct of Ernst Kruder, captain of the Pinguin, whose concern it was to cause as little loss of life as possible, and the callous Captain Meisel of the Admiral Hipper, who has scant regard for the lives of the men whose ships he had sunk. Captain Edwards describes in detail Kruder's most audacious coup, the capture, rather than the sinking, of the entire Norwegian Antarctic whaling fleet, which he calls '"a disaster of major proportions." Equally disastrous was the havoc wreaked upon convoys HG53 and SLS 64 by the Admiral Hipper in the North Atlantic in February 1941.


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Carlson’s Marine Raiders

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ISBN : 1472803280
Pages : 81 pages
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Download Carlson’s Marine Raiders in PDF by Gordon L. Rottman Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-20 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On August 17–18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps' 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation was intended to divert Japanese reinforcements bound for Guadalcanal, over 1,000 miles to the southwest, in the wake of the US landings there ten days earlier; the Raiders were to destroy the seaplane base and radio station, take prisoners, and collect intelligence. Although yielding limited results, it was to be an invaluable test of the innovative training and tactics employed by the Raiders, and a crucial boost to national morale at this difficult stage in the war. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and expert analysis, this gripping account of the fateful Makin Raid tells the whole story, from the plan's conception to its troubled execution and aftermath.


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Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1626742464
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s in PDF by David Roche Full Book and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2014-02-06 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s author David Roche takes up the assumption shared by many fans and scholars that original horror movies are more “disturbing,” and thus better than the remakes. He assesses the qualities of movies, old and recast, according to criteria that include subtext, originality, and cohesion. With a methodology that combines a formalist and cultural studies approach, Roche sifts aspects of the American horror movie that have been widely addressed (class, the patriarchal family, gender, and the opposition between terror and horror) and those that have been somewhat neglected (race, the Gothic, style, and verisimilitude). Containing seventy-eight black and white illustrations, the book is grounded in a close comparative analysis of the politics and aesthetics of four of the most significant independent American horror movies of the 1970s—The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, Dawn of the Dead, and Halloween—and their twenty-first-century remakes. To what extent can the politics of these films be described as “disturbing” insomuch as they promote subversive subtexts that undermine essentialist perspectives? Do the politics of the film lie on the surface or are they wedded to the film’s aesthetics? Early in the book, Roche explores historical contexts, aspects of identity (race, ethnicity, and class), and the structuring role played by the motif of the American nuclear family. He then asks to what extent these films disrupt genre expectations and attempt to provoke emotions of dread, terror, and horror through their representations of the monstrous and the formal strategies employed? In this inquiry, he examines definitions of the genre and its metafictional nature. Roche ends with a meditation on the extent to which the technical limitations of the horror films of the 1970s actually contribute to this “disturbing” quality. Moving far beyond the genre itself, Making and Remaking Horror studies the redux as a form of adaptation and enables a more complete discussion of the evolution of horror in contemporary American cinema.


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Apocalypse

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Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd
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ISBN : 1784108197
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Apocalypse in PDF by James Keery Full Book and published by Carcanet Press Ltd. This book was released on 2020-11-26 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first anthology of Apocalyptic or neoromantic poetry since the 1940s includes over 200 poets, many well known (Dylan Thomas, W.S. Graham, Ted Hughes), and others quite forgotten (Ernest Frost, Paul Potts). Over forty of the poets are women, of whom Edith Sitwell and Lynette Roberts are among the most exuberant. Much of the contents has never previously been anthologised; many poems are reprinted for the first time since the 1940s. The poetry of the Second World War appears in a new context, as do early poems by Philip Larkin, Denise Levertov and Geoffrey Hill. Here, readers can enjoy an overview of the visionary modernist British and Irish poetry of the mid-century, its antecedents and its aftermath. As a period style and as a body of work, Apocalyptic poetry will come as a revelation to most readers.


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British Poetry of the Second World War

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1349178640
Pages : 174 pages
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Download British Poetry of the Second World War in PDF by L. Shires Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 1985-06-03 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Colony Z: The Island (Vol. 1)

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Download Colony Z: The Island (Vol. 1) in PDF by Luke Shephard Full Book and published by Our Pack Press. This book was released on 2016-01-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 1 of the Colony Z series - Now on Sale! When the Undead have taken over America, one group of survivors find safety by escaping to a remote, unsettled island. There they work to rebuild society, while trying to survive whatever it is that is after them. Alone and isolated, their relative peace and safety is shattered when a group of Others shows up on their island and their leaders must make life-altering choices in the blink of an eye. This is only the beginning. This is their story.