Giles The Collection 2017

Author: Carl Giles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600631192

Category: Humor

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Fans of Giles will be thrilled to receive the latest annual treat from the archives of the celebrated cartoonist, whose work won him huge popular admiration and accolades including being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century. In this collection, Giles takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the views and antics of Grandma, with 150 cartoons taken from the Express and the Sunday Express archives. Brilliantly witty and full of irreverent fun, this compilation is the ideal addition to your Giles collection.
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Giles The Collection 2018

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600631702

Category: Humor

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A perfect gift guaranteed to make dads and granddads chuckle on Christmas morning, this official Giles book, with a foreword by Bill Turnbull, is a great addition to the classic Giles collection. Iconic, irreverent, and a perennial best-seller, Giles is back with a brand-new collection of cartoons examining the quirks and idiosyncrasies of British holidays, from Christmas to Easter, through New Year, Hallowe'en and many more. With evergreen messages that are as relevant today as they were when they were first published, this is an often perceptive and always hilarious look at the British attitude to festivities. With 150 cartoons taken from the Express archives, this is bound to be a festive nostalgia trip for any Giles fan.
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Giles The Collection 2019

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600635880

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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****The nation's favourite cartoonist - Express**** Brilliantly witty and full of irreverent fun, this compilation is the ideal addition to your Giles collection! The 2019 collection takes a wry look at how Giles observed the most seismic and superficial events of his time. From January to December throughout the years, the common threads of life then and now are scrupulously interrogated under his pen. Treating perennial occupations such as Christmas parties, royal weddings and petrol prices with the same rigour as space travel, nuclear anxieties and perpetual debates about the EU, Giles investigates the weighty and the whimsical in equal measure. Fans of Giles will be thrilled to receive the latest annual treat from the archives of the celebrated cartoonist of the once biggest selling daily newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, whose work won him huge admiration and accolades including being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century.
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The Charles Dickens Collection Volume One

Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504048261

Category: Fiction

Page: 2537

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Three of Dickens’s most compelling orphan protagonists—Oliver Twist, Pip, and Esther Summerson—in three of his greatest novels. Perhaps no writer in the English language is more closely associated with orphaned characters than Charles Dickens. The trials and dangers for children without parental protection play a significant part in nearly all his work, as both a source of highly entertaining melodrama and pointed social criticism. Oliver Twist: Having endured deplorable conditions in an orphans’ workhouse, Oliver Twist eventually escapes to London, where he falls in with the Artful Dodger, one of a gang of young pickpockets led by the criminal Fagin. Dickens’s heartrending descriptions of institutional abuses as well as the brutal reality of life on London’s streets for homeless children argued strongly for social reform. Great Expectations: Dickens’s penultimate novel centers on the orphan Pip and his anonymous benefactor, whom he assumes is the wealthy and eccentric recluse Miss Havisham, and whose adopted daughter, the beautiful but emotionally distant Estella, he falls hopelessly in love with. John Irving called it “the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language.” Bleak House: Dickens’s masterful satire of the English judicial system features his only female narrator, Esther Summerson, who is raised as an orphan. Esther’s true identity forms much of the mystery and drama of a complex novel involving an endless legal case—“the family curse”—and all the lives it affects. As an entertainer and a moralist, Dickens utilized his vulnerable young protagonists to great effect, creating some of the most unforgettable characters in the history of literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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Fast And Furious: A Comprehensive Collection Of U.S. Government Documents To 2017

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 26260

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Over 26,000 total pages .... Background: The Fast and Furious operation was responsible for allowing approximately 2,000 firearms to illegally flow into the hands of criminals, including Mexican drug cartel associates. On December 14, 2010, Customs and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a United States Marine, was killed while on patrol just miles from the Mexican border. The firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles that were allowed to walk as part of Operation Fast and Furious. Congressional Republicans have investigated Fast and Furious since January 2011. Over the course of the investigation, the Justice Department has provided false information, stonewalled document requests, produced scores of blacked-out pages and duplicate documents, and refused to comply with two congressional subpoenas. In August 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel filed suit against the Justice Department. On January 19, 2016, United States District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued her opinion and ordered DOJ release documents previously withheld under the President’s executive privilege claim. On April 8, 2016, DOJ complied with the Judge’s order, delivering more than 20,500 pages of documents to the Committee. CONTENTS: Statement of Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General - Report by the Office of the Inspector General on the Review of ATF's Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters. September 20, 2012 FACT SHEET: Oversight Committee Schedules June 20 Contempt Vote over Operation Fast and Furious Documents Flash Memorandum: April 14, 2016 To: Republican Members Committee on Oversight and Government Reform From: Chairman Jason Chaffetz Re: Preliminary Update—The Fast and Furious Papers A Review of ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters (REDACTED): September 2012 Re-issued November 2012 (Some previously redacted material unredacted) Part I of III Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation Part I Appendix 1 Part 1/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 1 Part 2/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 1 Part 3/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 2 Part 1/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 2 Part 2/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 2 Part 3/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part II of III Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation Part III of III Fast and Furious: Obstruction of Congress by the Department of Justice The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents ATF Documents related to Operation Fast and Furious - Parts 01 through 14 ATF Documents related to Operation Fast and Furious – Responses A through Q Witnesses and testimonies: The Honorable Charles E. Grassley Josephine Terry - Mother of Late Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Robert Heyer - Terry Family Spokesman John Dodson - Special Agent, Phoenix Field Division Witnesses - Full Committee Hearing: Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border: Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico Darren Gil, Former ATF Attaché to Mexico Jose Wall, ATF Senior Special Agent,Tijuana, Mexico Lorren Leadmon, ATF Intelligence Operations Specialist William Newell, Former ATF Special Agent in Charge, Phoenix Field Division William McMahon, ATF Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FIND ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., ATTORNEY GENERAL, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS FOR REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH A SUBPOENA DULY ISSUED BY THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM R E P O R T OF THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS: RECKLESS DECISIONS, TRAGIC OUTCOMES HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION
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A Catalog of the Wade Collection of Chinese and Manchu Books in the Library of the University of Cambridge

Author: Cambridge University Library,Thomas Francis Wade

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780353399709

Category: History

Page: 182

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Giles's War

Author: Tim Benson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543924

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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Few contemporaries captured Britain’s indomitable wartime spirit as well or as wittily as the cartoonist Carl Giles. Now, for the first time, the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945 are brought together, including many that have not seen the light of day in over 75 years. As a young cartoonist at Reynold’s News and then the Daily Express, Giles's work provided a crucial morale boost – and much-needed laughs – to a population suffering daily privations and danger, and Giles's War shows why. Here are his often hilarious takes on the great events of the war – from the Fall of France, via D-Day, to the final Allied victory – but also his wryly amusing depictions of ordinary people in extraordinary times, living in bombed-out streets, dealing with food shortages, coping with blackouts, railing against bureaucracy and everyday annoyances. It's a brilliantly funny chronicle of our nation’s finest hour, as well as a fitting tribute to one of our greatest cartoonists.
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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

The classic collection of eerie and fantastic Chinese stories of the supernatural

Author: Pu Songling

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900739

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural-themed tales compiled from ancient Chinese folk stories by Songling Pu in the eighteenth century. These tales of ghosts, magic, vampirism, and other things bizarre and fantastic are an excellent Chinese companion to Lafcadio Hearn's well-known collections of Japanese ghost stories Kwaidan and In Ghostly Japan. Already a true classic of Chinese literature and of supernatural tales in general, this new edition of the Herbert A. Giles translation converts the work to Pinyin for the first time and includes a new foreword by Victoria Cass that properly introduces the book to both readers of Chinese literature and of hair-raising tales best read with the lights turned low on a quiet night. Some of the stories found in these pages include: The Tiger of Zhaocheng The Magic Sword Miss Lianziang, the Fox-Girl The Quarrelsome Brothers The Princess Lily A Rip Van Winkle The Resuscitated Corpse Taoist Miracles A Chinese Solomon
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The Iron Necklace

Author: Giles Waterfield

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 174343930X

Category: Fiction

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The wedding of Thomas, an idealistic German architect, and Irene, an English artist, brings together the Curtius and Benson families. But their new lives are soon shattered by the outbreak of war in Europe. While Irene struggles to survive in a country where she is the enemy, her sister Sophia faces the war as a nurse on the Western Front. For their brother Mark, diplomatic service sees him moving between London, Washington and Copenhagen, all the while struggling to confront his own identity. Against a backdrop of war and its aftermath relationships are tested, sacrifices are made and Irene and her siblings strive to find their place in an evolving world.
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