Trafalgar

The men, the battle, the storm

Author: Phil Craig,Tim Clayton,Tim Clayton & Phil Craig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444719777

Category: History

Page: 464

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Two hundred years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte dominated Europe and threatened Britain with invasion. Against him stood the Royal Navy and the already legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson. On 21 October 1805, a massive naval battle off the coast of Spain decided mastery of the seas. Then, over the following days and nights, the battleships and their exhausted crews endured a gale of awesome fury. As Captain Charles Tyler wrote to his wife Margaret, 'the wind blew a perfect storm'. The authors of the bestselling FINEST HOUR tell this story not only through the diaries, letters and memoirs of the men who wrestled with the enemy and the elements, but also through the eyes of their wives and children. Whether you are already familiar with this period of history or are coming to it for the first time, TRAFALGAR is a book that will enthral as it illuminates an event whose repercussions still echo today.
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Never Beaten in the Battle

The Right Attire Matters: An In-Depth Look at the Armor of God

Author: Yolanda Burroughs

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613460767

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Are your issues beating the life out of you? Do you desire to walk in power and authority but often find yourself living in defeat? Do you feel like you just can't win? If so, Never Beaten in the Battle: The Right Armor Matters is the book for you! Yolanda Burroughs invites you to stand up and learn how to win the spiritual battle. Realize who is fighting with you, for you, and who has the power to claim the battle. Find out what you can do to fight against the enemy. Discover what pieces of armor you'll need for the fight. Yolanda provides excellent insight and instructions for successful Christian living so you can be victorious. Increase your faith, renew your mind, and reclaim your rightful place in Christ. Gain an unshakeable confidence in your God-given ability to resist the devil and put him back in his rightful place with the help of Never Beaten in the Battle!
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The Battle of the Books

History and Literature in the Augustan Age

Author: Joseph M. Levine

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481994

Category: History

Page: 428

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Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship of classical learning to modern life. Levine argues that the debate was fundamentally a quarrel about the rival claims of history and literature concerning the proper way to understand the authors of the past. He skillfully examines how both sides wrote their own brands of history: The moderns, led by Richard Bentley, proposed that the "modern" inventions of classical scholarship and archaeology gave them a superior insight into the past; the ancients, marshaled by Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope, held out for a more direct imitation of antiquity and opposed the new scholarship with all the force of their satire and invective. Levine demonstrates that the ancients and the moderns influenced each other in powerful ways, and had much more in common than they knew. Chronicling a critical episode in the development of modem scholarship, The Battle of the Books illuminates the roots of present-day controversies about the role of the classics in the curriculum and the place of the humanities in education.
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Great Battles: The Battle of Alamein

North Africa 1942

Author: Colin Smith,John Bierman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962404

Category: History

Page: 64

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Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. In this Special, Colin Smith and John Bierman make the battle of Alamein come alive. A turning point in the Second World War, the battle of El Alamein was the culmination of a military campaign like no other. Fought across desolate arid terrain, the brutal fighting was matched by a camaraderie and respect between enemies as witnessed in no other theatre of war. Combining gritty personal testimonies with thorough journalistic investigation, John Bierman and Colin Smith present a compelling account of a ferocious but compassionate battle and a journey through the unforgiving North African landscape.
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Gettysburg and Lincoln

The Battle, the Cemetery, and the National Park

Author: Henry Sweetser Burrage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863

Page: 224

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To Win the Battle

The 1st Australian Division in the Great War, 1914-18

Author: Robert C. Stevenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110702868X

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 290

View: 2968

In 1915 the 1st Australian Division led the way ashore at Gallipoli. In 1916 it achieved the first Australian victory on the Western Front at Pozieres. It was still serving with distinction in the battles that led to the defeat of the German army in 1918. To Win the Battle explains how the division rose from obscurity to forge a reputation as one of the great fighting formations of the British Empire during the First World War, forming a central part of the Anzac legend. Drawing on primary sources as well as recent scholarship, this fresh approach suggests that the early reputation of Australia's premier division was probably higher than its performance warranted. Robert Stevenson shows that the division's later success was founded on the capacity of its commanders to administer, train and adapt to the changing conditions on the battlefield, rather than on the innate qualities of its soldiers.
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Brave Men to the Battle

Author: Virgil Robinson

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572581646

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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Several hundred years after the apostle John wrote of a beautiful woman facing a fierce dragon in the last book of the Bible, the Waldenses fled from before Satan and his followers to find a refuge in the wilderness. Here is the story of the true church of Jesus, branded as heretics and pursued relentlessly in a Holy War to extinguish by intrigue, lies, betrayal and persecution, those keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
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The Last Battle

The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin

Author: Cornelius Ryan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127018

Category: History

Page: 576

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The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day. The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come. The Last Battle is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate questions of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win." The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.
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Win the Battle

The 3-Step Lifesaving Formula to Conquer Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Author: Bob Olson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886284319

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

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Based on the author's personal recovery experience, an inspirational book provides help to those who suffer from depression and bipolar disorder, or manic-depression, by teaching ways to mask symptoms, understand suicide, identify denial, live with labels, and more. IP.
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The Battle

The Briny Deep Mysteries Book 3

Author: Jennifer Torres

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1622851900

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7793

With the secret of Briny Deep finally exposed, Tim and his friends must run for their lives. Their journey will take them far away to a strange land where more incredible surprises await. And as a war between two distant lands begins to erupt, Tim must have the courage to dig deeper than he ever has before.
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Die Schlacht

Roman

Author: Patrick Rambaud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518398180

Category:

Page: 318

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Hearing God in Battle

Author: Paris Davis

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602668159

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 4066

Do you sometimes feel that you are going through this life blindfolded; or that you are defenseless against the challenges that you face; or that the attacks on your life are relentless? If so, learn to live this Christian lifestyle with the divine confidence that the Lord Jesus declares is ours. This lifestyle involves a battle and whether we acknowledge it or not, we are in it! "Hearing God in the Battle: The War is On!" explores many of the strategies and tools that are available to us because of our relationship with our King. We are charged to be armed and ready to go as He commands. Whether it is a time of preparation, growth, warring, or restoration, this is our time to be triumphant! Why? Because the war is raging on and it our season to receive the full benefits of His Kingdom, especially living a victorious life! Dr. Paris Davis has over 25 years of upper level corporate experience with several major corporations. Currently, her position is Executive Director for a non-profit organization providing faith-based community services and training in the areas of organizational design and strategic management for Pastors, Church Leaders and business owners. Since 1996, she is the Church Administrator for Triedstone FGB Church, Chicago. She was installed as Pastor of Administration in January, 2007 and serves with the Intercessory Prayer Ministry. Dr. Davis earned a doctoral degree from The Graduate Theological Foundation of Oxford University / Rome Foundation Fellowships of Cambridge, England. Her thesis was based on "Handling Business God's Way." She holds a MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business; and BS in Accounting from Chicago State University. In 2003, Dr. Davis published "Breaking Through Towards Spiritual Maturity." Dr. Paris Davis lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons.
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To Win the Battle

The 1st Australian Division in the Great War 1914–1918

Author: Robert Stevenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107394457

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3561

In 1915 the 1st Australian Division led the way ashore at Gallipoli. In 1916 it achieved the first Australian victory on the Western Front at Pozières. It was still serving with distinction in the battles that led to the defeat of the German army in 1918. To Win the Battle explains how the division rose from obscurity to forge a reputation as one of the great fighting formations of the British Empire during the First World War, forming a central part of the Anzac legend. Drawing on primary sources as well as recent scholarship, this fresh approach suggests that the early reputation of Australia's premier division was probably higher than its performance warranted. Robert Stevenson shows that the division's later success was founded on the capacity of its commanders to administer, train and adapt to the changing conditions on the battlefield, rather than on the innate qualities of its soldiers.
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The Battle of Life

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 175

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The Battle of Life is the fourth in Charles Dickens' series of Christmas classics that started with his beloved A Christmas Carol. In this tale, the main characters live in a rural English village that was the site of an historic battle. The battle comes to symbolize the struggles these characters face in their daily lives. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
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The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege

A Sensory History of the Civil War

Author: Mark M. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199322635

Category: History

Page: 320

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Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon what those who were there witnessed. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. In The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege, historian Mark M. Smith considers how all five senses, including sight, shaped the experience of the Civil War and thus its memory, exploring its full sensory impact on everyone from the soldiers on the field to the civilians waiting at home. From the eardrum-shattering barrage of shells announcing the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter; to the stench produced by the corpses lying in the mid-summer sun at Gettysburg; to the siege of Vicksburg, once a center of Southern culinary aesthetics and starved into submission, Smith recreates how Civil War was felt and lived. Relying on first-hand accounts, Smith focuses on specific senses, one for each event, offering a wholly new perspective. At Bull Run, the similarities between the colors of the Union and Confederate uniforms created concern over what later would be called "friendly fire" and helped decide the outcome of the first major battle, simply because no one was quite sure they could believe their eyes. He evokes what it might have felt like to be in the HL Hunley submarine, in which eight men worked cheek by jowl in near-total darkness in a space 48 inches high, 42 inches wide. Often argued to be the first "total war," the Civil War overwhelmed the senses because of its unprecedented nature and scope, rendering sight less reliable and, Smith shows, forcefully engaging the nonvisual senses. Sherman's March was little less than a full-blown assault on Southern sense and sensibility, leaving nothing untouched and no one unaffected. Unique, compelling, and fascinating, The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege, offers readers way to experience the Civil War with fresh eyes.
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The Battle of Agincourt

Sources and Interpretations

Author: Anne Curry

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851158020

Category: History

Page: 474

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Latest title, destined to be the Agincourt sourcebook for years to come, in the Warfare in History: Sources and Interpretations series.
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The Battle of Adwa

Reflections on Ethiopia's Historic Victory Against European Colonialism

Author: Paulos Milkias,Getachew Metaferia

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875864147

Category: History

Page: 320

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Ethiopia trounced the Italians in 1896 in the greatest African victory over Europe since Hannibal, but failed to prevent the loss of Eritrea. The event was a powerful constitutive force in the rise of modern Africa and pan-Africanism and resounds in the shared memory of Africans and Black Americans even today.
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The Battle of Koniggratz

Prussia's Victory Over Austria, 1866

Author: Gordon A. Craig

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218442

Category: History

Page: 224

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Kniggrtz, a city overlooking the river Elbe, was a western strongpoint of the Austrian Empire. On the morning of July 3, 1866, Prussia attacked the city against high odds and defeated the Austrian army in a single day, despite the Austrian advantage in heavy artillery and command of the high ground. The fall of Kniggrtz transferred power over the German states from Austria to Prussia, marking the beginning of the German nation, a political consequence considered to be among the most important of any conflict in modern history. The battle for the city of Kniggrtz--now called Hradec Krlov, located in the Czech Republic--was the largest of its time, with nearly half a million troops involved. It was also the first battle where the outcome was directly determined by the availability of new technologies, including the railroad, telegraph, cast steel rifled cannon, and breech-loading rifle. It also marked a lesson in the fallacy of dependence on technology at the expense of sound strategy. In this full account, distinguished historian Gordon A. Craig discusses the state of political affairs surrounding the battle, the personalities involved, the weaponry, and the tactics in order to recreate the battlefield in all its complexity.
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