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.
Literary Criticism

Apples and Ashes

Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America

Author: Coleman Hutchison

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820337315

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Apples and Ashes offers the first literary history of the Civil War South. The product of extensive archival research, it tells an expansive story about a nation struggling to write itself into existence. Confederate literature was in intimate conversation with other contemporary literary cultures, especially those of the United States and Britain. Thus, Coleman Hutchison argues, it has profound implications for our understanding of American literary nationalism and the relationship between literature and nationalism more broadly. Apples and Ashes is organized by genre, with each chapter using a single text or a small set of texts to limn a broader aspect of Confederate literary culture. Hutchison discusses an understudied and diverse archive of literary texts including the literary criticism of Edgar Allan Poe; southern responses to Uncle Tom's Cabin; the novels of Augusta Jane Evans; Confederate popular poetry; the de facto Confederate national anthem, “Dixie”; and several postwar southern memoirs. In addition to emphasizing the centrality of slavery to the Confederate literary imagination, the book also considers a series of novel topics: the reprinting of European novels in the Confederate South, including Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and Victor Hugo's Les Misérables; Confederate propaganda in Europe; and postwar Confederate emigration to Latin America. In discussing literary criticism, fiction, poetry, popular song, and memoir, Apples and Ashes reminds us of Confederate literature's once-great expectations. Before their defeat and abjection—before apples turned to ashes in their mouths—many Confederates thought they were in the process of creating a nation and a national literature that would endure.

The Morning Exercises at Cripplegate [edited by S. Annesley], St. Giles in the Fields [edited by Thomas Case], and in Southwark [edited by Nathaniel Vincent]: Being Divers Sermons, Preached A.D. 1659-1689. By Several Ministers of the Gospel in Or Near London. Fifth Edition. Carefully Collated and Corrected. With Notes and Translations, by J. Nichols. (Indexes. By the Rev. T. H. Horne [and Others].).

Author: Samuel ANNESLEY (LL.D., Minister of St. Giles', Cripplegate.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Biography & Autobiography


Author: Kevin S. Giles


ISBN: 9781634917063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 478

View: 2785

She was the lonely dissenter, committed to pacifism no matter the consequences. Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, crusaded for peace her entire life. The Montanan was an icon of political extremes, applauded as a beacon of hope by many people and vilified as a traitor by others.
Social Science

Sun Tzu On The Art Of War

Author: Giles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136888225

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5441

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Children of Never: A War Priests of Andrak Saga

Author: Christian Warren Freed


ISBN: 1387986074

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 2628

Lizette awakens to a nightmare, for her daughter has been stolen during the night. When she goes to the Baron to petition aid, she learns that similar incidents are occurring across the duchy. Her daughter was just the beginning. Baron Einos of Fent is left with no choice but to summon the war priests. Brother Quinlan is a haunted man. Last survivor of Castle Bendris, he now serves Andrak. Despite his flaws, the Lord General recognizes Quinlan as one of the best he has. Sending him to Fent is his best chance for finding the missing children and restoring order. Quinlan begins a quest that will tax his strength and threaten the foundations of his soul. The Grey Wanderer stalks the lands, and where he goes, bad things follow. The dead rise and the Omegri launch a plan to stop time and overrun the world. The duchy of Fent is just the beginning.
Biography & Autobiography

Janice Holt Giles: A Writer's Life

Author: Dianne Watkins Stuart

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813129556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Biography & Autobiography

The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429957581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 7995

From the Western frontier to the battlefields of Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Franklin, Petersburg, and Richmond, Grant saw the war from the front lines and made the decisions that affected lives on a day-to-day basis. His writings provide a revealing look into the life of the commander in chief of the Union army as well as the seminal eyewitness account of the War between the States. The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a popular abridgment of his two-volume Personal Memoirs, which he arranged to have published to provide for his family after his death. (It was a huge bestseller and broke all records in American publishing at the time.) He died less than one week after completing its writing. This abridgment covers Grant's experiences in the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to Appomattox, giving the reader a front-line seat next to the greatest Union general of the war. Highlights Include: - General William Tecumseh Sherman on his infamous march through Georgia- General George B. McClellan on the battle of Antietam and the legendary lost order that should have tipped him off to Lee's plans - General George Armstrong Custer's experience of going straight from studying at West Point to the battlefield - General (CSA) James Longstreet on serving under Robert E. Lee - General (CSA) G. Moxley Sorrel on serving under James Longstreet - Major (CSA) J.S.Mosby on the South's Guerilla campaign - General (CSA) Jubal Earley's memoir of the last year of the war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Giles memorial

Author: J.A. Vinton

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883044549

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Also genealogical sketches of the Pool, Very, Tarr and other families, with a history of premaquid, ancient and modern; some account of early settlements in maine; and some details of indian warfare.
Literary Criticism

Modernism and World War II

Author: Marina MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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World War II marked the beginning of the end of literary modernism in Britain. However, this late period of modernism and its response to the war have not yet received the scholarly attention they deserve. In this full-length study of modernism and World War II, Marina MacKay offers historical readings of Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, T. S. Eliot, Henry Green and Evelyn Waugh set against the dramatic background of national struggle and transformation. In recovering how these major authors engaged with other texts of their time - political discourses, mass and middlebrow culture - this study reveals how World War II brought to the surface the underlying politics of modernism's aesthetic practices. Through close analyses of the revisions made to modernist thinking after 1939, MacKay establishes the significance of this persistently neglected phase of modern literature as a watershed moment in twentieth-century literary history.

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

The Mavericks who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444798979

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4871

'A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!' Anthony Horowitz Six gentlemen, one goal - the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favourite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another member of the team, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing. He was hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men - along with three others - formed a secret inner circle that planned the most audacious sabotage attacks of the Second World War. Winston Churchill called it his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The six 'ministers', aided by a group of formidable ladies, were so effective that they single-handedly changed the course of the war. Told with Giles Milton's trademark verve and eye for detail, Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is thoroughly researched and based on hitherto unknown archival material. It is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do and is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War. Previously published in hardback as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.
Great Britain

Giles's Fighting Forces

Author: John Edward Field (A.R.A.N.Z.)

Publisher: Daily Express

ISBN: 9780850793598

Category: Great Britain

Page: 196

View: 9723

This is a compilation of Giles cartoons covering the involvement of British and US forces during the world's major conflicts - from the Second World War to the 1990s Gulf War - and during peacetime.

Battle Hymns

The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Author: Christian McWhirter

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807882623

Category: History

Page: 336

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Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed. Drawing on an array of published and archival sources, Christian McWhirter analyzes the myriad ways music influenced popular culture in the years surrounding the war and discusses its deep resonance for both whites and blacks, South and North. Though published songs of the time have long been catalogued and appreciated, McWhirter is the first to explore what Americans actually said and did with these pieces. By gauging the popularity of the most prominent songs and examining how Americans used them, McWhirter returns music to its central place in American life during the nation's greatest crisis. The result is a portrait of a war fought to music.

Encyclopedia of the War of 1812

Author: David Stephen Heidler,Jeanne T. Heidler

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO


Category: History

Page: 636

View: 7233

Covers important figures, laws, territories, and battles connected with the War of 1812