The Virgin's War

The Virgin's War
Author: Laura Andersen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0804179409
ISBN 13: 9780804179409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Virgin's War Book Review:

"The conclusion of the Tudor Legacy series. It's 1585, and the balance of European power is tilting dangerously toward war. It will take all of Elizabeth Tudor's skill and wiles to defend England from the looming threat of the Spanish Armada. Complicating matters is Elizabeth's beloved daughter -- the result of the Queen's tempestuous marriage with her worst enemy: King Philip of Spain. As Elizabeth commits her riches, her honor, and her people to the coming war, the Queen will risk everything--even her own life--to preserve England's freedom"--

The Virgin's Daughter

The Virgin's Daughter
Author: Laura Andersen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 0804179379
ISBN 13: 9780804179379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Virgin's Daughter Book Review:

Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, The Virgin’s Daughter is the first book in a captivating new saga about the next generation of Tudor royals, which poses the thrilling question: What if Elizabeth I, the celebrated Virgin Queen, gave birth to a legitimate heir? Since the death of her brother, William, Elizabeth I has ruled England. She’s made the necessary alliances, married Philip of Spain, and produced a successor: her only daughter, Anne Isabella, Princess of Wales. Elizabeth knows that her beloved Anabel will be a political pawn across Europe unless she can convince Philip to grant her a divorce, freeing him to remarry and give Spain its own heir. But the enemies of England have even greater plans for the princess, a plot that will put Anabel’s very life and the security of the nation in peril. Only those closest to Elizabeth—her longtime confidante Minuette, her advisor and friend Dominic, and the couple’s grown children—can be trusted to carry forth a most delicate and dangerous mission. Yet, all of the queen’s maneuverings may ultimately prove her undoing. Praise for The Virgin’s Daughter “Thrilling . . . [Laura Andersen’s] characters are well imagined and consistent, especially the Tudor siblings. . . . [The Virgin’s Daughter] balances action and plot with emotion and character development. . . . One of the best things about alternative history is that you don’t know what will happen next, and Andersen takes full advantage of that fact.”—The Roanoke Times “The plot includes many threads, yet they are weaved together flawlessly. Andersen brilliantly blends the history and historical characters we know into her wondrous new world.”—RT Book Reviews Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Virgin's Spy

The Virgin's Spy
Author: Laura Andersen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0804179387
ISBN 13: 9780804179386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Virgin's Spy Book Review:

"This captivating continuation of her award-winning Boleyn King trilogy breathes immerses the reader in the dazzling Tudor court. Realistic period-details, genuine historical figures, and a stunning sense of atmosphere add depth and complexity to the seduction and glamour of the Tudor court in this spellbinding and imaginative sequel to The Virgin's Daughter."

The Virgin of El Barrio

The Virgin of El Barrio
Author: Kristy Nabhan-Warren
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2005-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780814758243
ISBN 13: 081475824X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Virgin of El Barrio Book Review:

A thorough ethnography that sweeps the reader into the world of Marian visionary Estela Ruiz, her family and followers, and the evangelizing ministries they have created in South Phoenix.

The Great War and Modern Memory

The Great War and Modern Memory
Author: Paul Fussell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN 10: 0199971978
ISBN 13: 9780199971978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Great War and Modern Memory Book Review:

Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on publication in 1970. Today, Fussell's landmark study remains as original and gripping as ever: a literate, literary, and unapologetic account of the Great War, the war that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. This brilliant work illuminates the trauma and tragedy of modern warfare in fresh, revelatory ways. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who--with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning--most effectively memorialized World War I as an historical experience. Dispensing with literary theory and elevated rhetoric, Fussell grounds literary texts in the mud and trenches of World War I and shows how these poems, diaries, novels, and letters reflected the massive changes--in every area, including language itself--brought about by the cataclysm of the Great War. For generations of readers, this work has represented and embodied a model of accessible scholarship, huge ambition, hard-minded research, and haunting detail. Restored and updated, this new edition includes an introduction by historian Jay Winter that takes into account the legacy and literary career of Paul Fussell, who died in May 2012.

The Franco-Prussian War

The Franco-Prussian War
Author: Henry M. Hozier
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 530
Release: 1872
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB11122111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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My Colombian War

My Colombian War
Author: Silvana Paternostro
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1466856335
ISBN 13: 9781466856332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My Colombian War Book Review:

A timely, evocative account of a reporter's reckoning with her homeland's volatile past Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro indulged in the typical concerns of a privileged young girl: friendships and parties, school and family. But soon it became apparent that life in Colombia would not go on as usual. Strange planes appeared overhead, the harbingers of the marijuana drug trade that would explode into cocaine wars over the next decade, and soon after, a disputed election would lead to demonstrations and kidnappings targeting the affluent landed elite—including Paternostro's family. A revolution was brewing, and the social inequalities reflected in her life would boil over into the most violent, most protracted, and most misunderstood civil war of our time. In My Colombian War, Paternostro journeys back to the place where her family and her closest friends still live, weaving authentic experience into a history of this ongoing conflict. Through interviews she allows us to witness the treacherous war zone that Colombia has become, projected on the daily lives of its citizens. Paternostro's book is a stunning, comprehensive narrative of Colombia's past and present.

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C046830873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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War and Peace (Maude translation)

War and Peace (Maude translation)
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 1456
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN 10: 8087664396
ISBN 13: 9788087664391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


War and Peace (Maude translation) Book Review:

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina. This complete english version translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1922. It includes all 15 books + the first and second epilogue. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement. This e-book is carefully crafted and contains a detailed table of contents.

Just the War, Just the Peace

Just the War, Just the Peace
Author: Aaron Dietz
Publsiher: Emergency Press
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN 10: 0988569493
ISBN 13: 9780988569492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Just the War, Just the Peace Book Review:

Just the War and Just the Peace are both an homage to Tolstoy as well as works of social commentary on literature and war. Created by separating Tolstoy's original work into two volumes (the war parts and the peace parts), these two stand-alone novels present the text from Tolstoy's classic in an entirely new light. Experimental author Aaron Dietz uses his iron touch as an editor to create this exciting and innovative way to experience Tolstoy's most famous work. Just the War is Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace without the peace. Napoleon invades, Moscow is torched, and on the rare occasion that someone has a party, all anyone does at the party is talk about the war. Just the Peace is Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace without the war. Characters fall in love, marry, and die. They have parties where they talk about who is in love, who is marrying, and who is dying. Napoleon never even enters the picture.

The Women of the Cousins' War

The Women of the Cousins' War
Author: Philippa Gregory,David Baldwin,Michael Jones
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0857201794
ISBN 13: 9780857201799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Women of the Cousins' War Book Review:

Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen(2009), Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen(2010), and Jacquetta, Lady Rivers, The Rivers Woman(2011) are the subjects of the first three novels in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series, and of the three biographical essays in this book. Philippa Gregory and two historians, leading experts in their field who helped Philippa to research the novels, tell the extraordinary 'true' stories of the life of these women who until now have been largely forgotten by history, their background and times, highlighting questions which are raised in the fiction and illuminating the novels. With a foreword by Philippa Gregory - in which Philippa writes revealingly about the differences between history and fiction and examines the gaps in the historical record - and beautifully illustrated with rare portraits, The Women of the Cousins' Waris an exciting new addition to the Philippa Gregory oeuvre.

Pictorial History of the Russian War, 1854-56

Pictorial History of the Russian War, 1854-56
Author: George Dodd
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 584
Release: 1856
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: SRLF:A0006754337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Pictorial History of the Russian War 1854-5-6

Pictorial History of the Russian War 1854-5-6
Author: George Dodd
Publsiher: Edinburgh : W. & R. Chambers
Total Pages: 584
Release: 1856
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB10353295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Three Perils of Man, Or, War, Women and Witchcraft

The Three Perils of Man, Or, War, Women and Witchcraft
Author: James Hogg
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 449
Release: 1822
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89099754632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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British Poetry in the Age of Modernism

British Poetry in the Age of Modernism
Author: Peter Howarth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-12-30
ISBN 10: 0521853931
ISBN 13: 9780521853934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


British Poetry in the Age of Modernism Book Review:

If Modernist poetry dominated the early twentieth century, what did it mean for British poets like Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen not to be Modernist? This is the first critical account of how non-Modernist poetry responded to the Modernist revolution. Peter Howarth uncovers the origins of the battles over poetic style still being fought today, and connects the early twentieth-century controversy about poetic form with contemporary social and political developments and the trauma of the First World War. Howarth argues that at the heart of the division between modern and traditional poetic form are different ideas of freedom, power and individuality. Scholars and students of twentieth-century poetry will find this an informative and inspiring account of the themes and debates that have shaped British poetry of the last hundred years.

The War of the End of the World

The War of the End of the World
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-03-04
ISBN 10: 1429921986
ISBN 13: 9781429921985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The War of the End of the World Book Review:

Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise--and one the Brazilian government is determined to crush at any cost. In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.

War and Peace

War and Peace
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2009-03-14
ISBN 10: 1427026580
ISBN 13: 9781427026583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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A Collection of Songs

A Collection of Songs
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 8
Release: 1786
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:642533414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Fateful Battle Line

The Fateful Battle Line
Author: Michael Glover
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN 10: 147381927X
ISBN 13: 9781473819276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fateful Battle Line Book Review:

The diaries of front-line soldiers of the Great War are relatively commonplace; contemporary drawings and paintings, other than those by the official war artists, are less so. What is extraordinary, even unique, about The Fateful Battle Line is that it combines a journal of infantry service on the Western Front with sketches and finished work made at the time, often illustrating places, people and incident from the text. Henry Ogle was a trained artist, and one who, in his writing, fused the vividness of the painter's eye for detail with a writer's precision and awareness. Commissioned from the ranks, twice wounded, his gallantry rewarded with the Military Cross, he endured four years of war; if the experience seared him, it never took from him his humanity. Front-line, support and reserve trenches; raids, patrols and work details; outposts and piquets; hospitals and base areas; French and Belgian towns and villages; leave back home in England ; the tragic landscape of Flanders; weapons, artillery, transport, draft and riding animals; above all his fellow soldiers - Henry Ogle faithfully, and often wittily, recorded the day-to-day minutiae, as well as the sudden shattering moments, of vast industrial armies locked in the last of the great siege wars. In doing so, and in his accompanying text, he demonstrated that the enduring legacy of the Great War lay in the spirit of the men who fought it. Skillfully edited and annotated by the late Michael Glover, The Fateful Battle Line is perhaps the most remarkable and enduring original work to have come out of the First World War in the last fifty years.

War Virgin

War Virgin
Author: Laura Westley
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780692766934
ISBN 13: 0692766936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


War Virgin Book Review:

ON MARCH 21, 2003, Army Lieutenant and West Point graduate Laura Westley invaded liberated Iraq (the Army prohibited using the word "invasion") with the full intention of keeping her virginity securely intact. For twenty-four years, she had obeyed the strict teachings of evangelical Christianity and kept her legs closed, vowing to preserve her purity for her future husband. Being at war, however, made her realize that adhering to strict religious principles perhaps wasn't worth it, not when bombs, RPGs and gunfire constantly threaten to cut your life short. WAR VIRGIN is a coming-of-age memoir that chronicles Laura's journey through repression, temptation, and ultimately, liberation. This "war story" describes a woman's battle to discover, protect and own her unique identity. No veteran or West Point graduate has ever offered such a candid, irreverent look at the comically naughty, sexually charged underbelly of the military.