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    In The Lion's Pride, Edward J. Renehan, Jr. vividly portrays the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt either embodied and bequeathed to his young ones and the tragic success of that legacy at the battlefields of worldwide warfare I.
    Drawing upon a wealth of formerly unavailable fabrics, together with letters and unpublished memoirs, The Lion's Pride takes us within what's definitely the main notable kinfolk ever to occupy the White condo. Theodore Roosevelt believed deeply that those that have been blessed with wealth, impact, and schooling have been accountability absolute to lead, even--perhaps especially--if it intended risking their lives to maintain the beliefs of democratic civilization. Teddy placed his rules, and his existence, to the try out within the Spanish American battle, and raised his youngsters to think they can do no much less. while the US ultimately entered the "European clash" in 1917, all 4 of his sons eagerly enlisted and used their effect to not stay away from front traces yet to get there as quick as attainable. Their heroism in France and the center East matched their father's at San Juan Hill. All played with selfless--some acknowledged heedless--courage: of the lads, Archie and Ted, Jr., have been heavily wounded, and Quentin, the youngest, used to be killed in a dogfight with seven German planes. therefore, the warfare that Teddy had lobbied for therefore furiously introduced domestic a grief that broke his center. He used to be buried a couple of months after his youngest child.
    packed with the voices of the total Roosevelt kin, The Lion's Pride supplies us the main intimate and relocating portrait ever released of the fierce bond among Teddy Roosevelt and his striking children.
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  • Download E-books Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East PDF

    By Scott Anderson

    Finalist for the 2014 nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award in Biography

    One of the simplest Books of the Year:
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    The Arab insurrection opposed to the Turks in international conflict i used to be, within the phrases of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow.” hence, the clash used to be formed to a striking measure through a small handful of adventurers and low-level officials a ways faraway from the corridors of power.

    At the guts of all of it used to be Lawrence himself. In early 1914 he was once an archaeologist excavating ruins in Syria; via 1917 he was once driving into legend on the head of an Arab military as he fought a rearguard motion opposed to his personal govt and its imperial targets. according to 4 years of extensive fundamental rfile learn, Lawrence in Arabia definitively overturns acquired knowledge on how the fashionable center East used to be formed.

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  • Download E-books Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914 (Cornerstones of Military History) PDF

    The conflict of Tannenberg (August 27–30, 1914) opened global warfare I with a decisive German victory over Russia—indeed the Kaiser’s in basic terms uncomplicated victory in a non-attritional conflict in the course of 4 years of struggle. during this first paperback variation of the vintage paintings, historian Dennis Showalter analyzes this battle’s factors, results, and implications for next German army coverage. the writer rigorously publications the reader via what truly occurred at the battlefield, from its grand process right down to the extent of improvised squad activities. interpreting the conflict within the context of up to date diplomatic, political, and financial affairs, Showalter additionally stories either armies’ social settings and armed forces doctrine, and indicates how the conflict could be understood as a case examine of difficulties that army enterprises face within the preliminary phases of a big struggle. additionally, he demolishes many myths in regards to the conflict, equivalent to the meant superiority of the German army, the animosity between Russian box commanders, and the idea that the Germans considered their rivals as a horde of uniformed illiterates.

    Tannenberg’s mystique later served the Weimar Republic and 3rd Reich propagandists. For years its legends helped to form German nationalist ideology and army coverage. In 1941, Hitler’s Wehrmacht grossly underestimated Soviet army power, resulting in catastrophe in global conflict II.
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  • Download E-books The Modern Scholar: Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 PDF

    The area won't ever see one other peace convention just like the one that happened in Paris in 1919. for 6 months, the world's significant leaders - together with Woodrow Wilson, president of the U.S., David Lloyd George, top minister of significant Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, leading minister of France - met to debate the peace settlements that have been to finish international conflict One.
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  • Download E-books Underground Warfare 1914-1918 PDF

    By Simon Jones

    Simon Jones’s photo background of underground battle throughout the nice conflict makes use of own recollections to express the chance and suspense of this unconventional type of clash. He describes how the underground squaddies of the opposing armies engaged in a ruthless struggle for supremacy, covers the tunneling tools they hired, and exhibits the more and more deadly strategies they built throughout the struggle within which army mining reached its apotheosis. whereas he concentrates at the fight for supremacy by means of the British tunneling businesses at the Western entrance, his wide-ranging learn additionally tells the tale of the little-known yet interesting subterranean battles fought within the French sectors. brilliant own testimony is mixed with a lucid account of the technical demanding situations – and ever-present perils – of tunneling on the way to provide an all-round perception into the intense adventure of this underground battle
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  • Download E-books Victoria Crosses on the Western Front August 1914 - April 1915: Mons to Hill 60 PDF

    By Paul Oldfield

    The study for this booklet began in 1988 whereas the writer was once serving within the military. within the years considering the fact that, various assets were consulted, yet occupation imperatives left inadequate time to accomplish the venture till retirement from the army. long ago the writer spent many days at the First and moment global struggle battlefields puzzling over accurately the place the Victoria move activities came about. He resolved to discover out.

    The ebook is designed for the armchair reader up to the battlefield customer. a close account of every VC motion units it within the wider strategic and tactical context. targeted comic strip maps convey the world this present day, including the battle-lines and hobbies of the fighters. it is going to let viewers to face upon the spot, or very shut, the place the VCs have been received. pictures of the conflict websites illustrate the debts. there's additionally a accomplished biography for every VC recipient and images. The biographies hide each point in their lives ‘warts and all’ - mom and dad and siblings, schooling, civilian employment, army profession, spouse and kids, demise and burial or commemoration. there's additionally a bunch of different details, a lot released for the 1st time. a few attention-grabbing characters emerge, with various hyperlinks to many well-known humans and occasions.
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  • Download E-books Between Empire and Continent: British Foreign Policy before the First World War (Studies in British and Imperial History) PDF

    By Andreas Rose

    sooner than international struggle I, Britain used to be on the middle of worldwide relatives, using strategies of international relations because it broke during the previous alliances of ecu states. Historians have on a regular basis interpreted those efforts as a response to the competitive international coverage of the German Empire. despite the fact that, as Between Empire and Continent demonstrates, British overseas coverage was once in reality pushed by way of a nexus of intra-British, continental and imperial motivations. Recreating the usually heated public sphere of London on the flip of the 20th century, this groundbreaking examine conscientiously tracks the alliances, conflicts, and political maneuvering from which British international and safeguard coverage have been born.

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  • Download E-books Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason PDF

    Coming of age on Park road within the Nineteen Fifties, Anne Roiphe had an formative years entrenched in privilege, petticoats, and social principles. younger ladies on the time have been anticipated to renounce own freedom for devotion to domestic and youngsters. in its place, Roiphe selected Beckett, Proust, Sartre, and Mann as her heroes, and have become one of many ladies draped around the couch at events with George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, and William Styron, occasionally together with her younger baby in tow. For a time she used to be chuffed to play the foundation, yet on the age of twenty-seven, divorced and at last freed of the proposal that any sacrifice used to be worthy making for artwork, she started to write. right here, in her clear-sighted, perceptive, and unabashed memoir, Roiphe stocks with fantastic honesty the tumultuous experience of self-discovery that at last resulted in her redemption.

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  • Download E-books Red Virgin: Memoirs Of Louise Michel PDF

    By Louise Michel

    Louise Michel was once born illegitimate in 1830 and have become a schoolmistress in Paris. She was once thinking about radical actions in the course of the twilight of France’s moment Empire, and through the Franco-Prussian conflict of 1870 and the siege of Paris. She used to be a number one member of the innovative teams controlling Montmarte. Michel emerged as one of many leaders of the rebellion throughout the Paris Commune of March-May 1871; and French anarchists observed her as martyr and saint – The purple Virgin. while the Versailles executive beaten the Commune in may possibly 1871, Michel was once sentenced to exile in New Caledonia, till the overall amnesty of 1880, while she lower back to France and nice renowned acclaim and help from the operating humans of the rustic. Michel was once arrested back in the course of an indication in Paris in 1883 and sentenced to 6 years in legal. Pardoned after 3 years, she endured her speeches and writing, even if she spent the better a part of her time from 1890 until eventually her demise in 1905 in England in self-imposed exile. It was once in the course of her felony time period from 1883 to 1886 that she compiled her Memoires, now on hand in English.

                those memoirs provide readers a view of the non-Marxist left and provides an in-depth check out the advance of the progressive spirit. The early chapters deal with her youth, the advance of her innovative emotions, and her education as a schoolteacher. the subsequent part describes her actions as a schoolteacher within the Haute-Marne and Paris and for that reason comprises a lot of curiosity on schooling in 19th-century Europe. Her chapters at the siege of Paris, the Commune, and her first trial convey these occasions from the viewpoint of an immense player. Of specific curiosity is a bankruptcy on women’s rights, which Michel observed as a part of the quest for the rights of every body, female and male, and never as a separate struggle.

                The crimson Virgin: Memoirs of Louise Michel may be necessary to either students and scholars of 19th-century French background and women’s studies.

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  • Download E-books Women of Achievement: Women of Achievement: Written for The Fireside Schools Under the Auspices of the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society PDF

    The paintings of the fireplace faculties was once all started in 1884 through Joanna P. Moore, who was once born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1832, and who died in Selma, Alabama, April 15, 1916. for 50 years leave out Moore was once popular as an earnest employee for the betterment of the Negro humans of the South. starting during the Civil conflict, at Island No. 10, in November, 1863, she gave herself untiringly to the paintings to which she felt referred to as. In 1864 she ministered to a bunch of individuals at Helena, Arkansas. In 1868 she went to Lauderdale, Mississippi, to assist the chums in an orphan asylum. whereas she was once at one time left briefly accountable for the establishment cholera broke out, and 11 childrens died inside of one week; yet she remained at her submit until eventually the fury of the plague used to be abated. She spent 9 years within the region of recent Orleans, studying the Bible to those that couldn't learn, writing letters looking for misplaced ones, and particularly taking care of the helpless outdated girls that she met. In 1877 the Woman's American Baptist domestic undertaking Society gave her its first fee.
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