April 3, 1778 He may be just thirteen, but Jonathan knows he's ready to go to the war against the British. He can handle a gun. He yearns to battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin. So when Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll, calling men to fight, he runs to join them. He doesn't realize that in just twenty-four hours, his life will be forever altered -- by the war, by his fellow soldiers, and by the terrible choices he must make.
Author: Captain Lord Ernest William Hamilton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date: 2012-04-12
The opening of the First World War pitted the huge continental armies against each other; massed conscription filled their ranks, Britain’s soldiers, however, were to a man volunteer, long-service professionals. Disciplined, few in number but thoroughly trained to shoot 15 aimed shoots in a “mad-minute”, they were but few in number. The German forces they faced on the Western Front were counted by the number of their armies, the British forces could only put seven divisions in the field initially. In the face of overwhelming numbers the British soldiers gave a good account of themselves and held up the German advance during the crucial opening phases of the campaign alongside their French allies. The German High command had not counted on such stubborn resistance such a spanner in the works were they and their fighting prowess that the Kaiser himself paid the brave few the ultimate compliment— “It is my Royal and Imperial command that you concentrate your energies, for the immediate present, upon one single purpose, and that is that you address all your skill and all the valour of my soldiers to exterminate first the treacherous English and walk over General French's contemptible little army.”—Kaiser Wilhelm 19th August 1914. Written by Lord Hamilton, at the time a Captain in the 11th Hussars, this is an excellent and highly detailed account of the early months of the First World War on the British Front. Author — Captain Lord Ernest William Hamilton (1858-1939) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, E.P. Dutton and company 1916 Original Page Count – 338 pages. Maps — 8 detailed maps.
Author: L. A. Meyer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
After leaving the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston--under dire circumstances, of course--Jacky Faber boards a whaling ship bound for London, where she hopes to find her beloved Jaimy. But things don't go as planned, and soon Jacky is off on a wild misadventure at sea. She thwarts the lecherous advances of a crazy captain, rallies sailors to her side, and ultimately gains command of a ship in His Majesty's Royal Navy. But Jacky's adventures don't end there. . . . Includes a teaser to Jacky's next adventure, In the Belly of the Bloodhound.
From acclaimed military historian Flint Whitlock, the untold story of the Big Red One, the heroic and infamous 1st Infantry Division, from its assault on Nazi forces at Omaha Beach, to the Battle of the Bulge.
Illustrated with 6 portraits Even before the official entry of the United States of America into the First World War in April 1917, many of its citizens had already crossed over “The Pond” and already had lent their efforts to the Allied cause. The author Edwin Morse set himself a terribly difficult task to record even a handful of these gallant soldiers, doctors, surgeons and aviators; he selected as a sampling of 34 different stories which he set out to tell in brief. Those he selected contributed to the Allied cause in different and diverse ways - some joined the Foreign Legion, some the British Army, others supported the medical services or drove ambulances; still further more joined the French Army aviators and formed the famous Lafayette Escadrille.
Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2012-01-23
The Edgar Award-winning mystery that launched the career of bestselling novelist Stuart Woods. In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC. Includes a new foreword by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication.
Author: Conrad Totman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2007-12-15
By 1853 Japan had been transformed from a sparsely populated land of nonliterate tribal peoples into an elaborately structured commercial society sustaining massive cities and a varied array of sophisticated cultural production. In this authoritative survey, Conrad Totman examines the origins of Japanese civilization and explores in detail the classical, medieval, and early-modern epochs, weaving interpretations of the major themes in Japan's cultural and political development into a rich historical narrative.
Author: Michael R. Steele
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Limited Leatherbound Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Signed by Mirko Jurkovic, Ted Burgmeier, Andy Heck, John Scully, Hunter Smith, Bob Crable and Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. Includes certificate of authenticity. The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia is written in a unique, easy-to-read style that brings to life the exploits of Notre Dame legends such as Knute Rockne, Joe Montana, the Four Horsemen, and former coach Lou Holtz. It also "reviews great moments of Fighting Irish football, including the school's 21 bowl appearances, the unforgettable "Game of the Century" versus Michigan State in 1966, Notre Dame's 11 national championships, and its traditional battles against Michigan, Southern California, and others.
Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Release Date: 2007
One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera' has been running for nearly 20 years on Broadway and in the West End. It has delighted over 100 million people in 22 countries. 'The Phantom of the Opera Companion' is the definitive account of the award-winning masterpiece, tracing the phantom legend from its' origins in historical fact, through numerous artistic incarnations to the present-day theatre production and film. Divided into three parts, the first section introduces the reader to Gaston Leroux's classic story, based on the Paris Opera House during la belle époque; the second section provides a unique insight into the renowned theatre production, with backstage pictures and enlightening interviews with the director, designers and crew. The final section covers the making of Joel Schumacher's 2004 film production. As the authorised volume book to accompany the film, 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a lavish insight into this classic story and its' modern-day reincarnation.