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Farewell To The Horse

Author : Ulrich Raulff
ISBN : 9780241257616
Genre : History
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THE SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the role of the horse in creating our world' James Rebanks 'Scintillating, exhilarating ... you have never read a book like it ... a new way of considering history' Observer The relationship between horses and humans is an ancient, profound and complex one. For millennia horses provided the strength and speed that humans lacked. How we travelled, farmed and fought was dictated by the needs of this extraordinary animal. And then, suddenly, in the 20th century the links were broken and the millions of horses that shared our existence almost vanished, eking out a marginal existence on race-tracks and pony clubs. Farewell to the Horse is an engaging, brilliantly written and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. Cities, farmland, entire industries were once shaped as much by the needs of horses as humans. The intervention of horses was fundamental in countless historical events. They were sculpted, painted, cherished, admired; they were thrashed, abused and exposed to terrible danger. From the Roman Empire to the Napoleonic Empire every world-conqueror needed to be shown on a horse. Tolstoy once reckoned that he had cumulatively spent some nine years of his life on horseback. Ulrich Raulff's book, a bestseller in Germany, is a superb monument to the endlessly various creature who has so often shared and shaped our fate.
Category: History

Farewell To The Horse A Cultural History

Author : Ulrich Raulff
ISBN : 9781631494338
Genre : Nature
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A surprising, lively, and erudite history of horse and man, for readers of The Invention of Nature and The Soul of an Octopus. Horses and humans share an ancient, profoundly complex relationship. Once our most indispensable companions, horses were for millennia essential in helping build our cities, farms, and industries. But during the twentieth century, in an increasingly mechanized society, they began to disappear from human history. In this esoteric and rich tribute, award-winning historian Ulrich Raulff chronicles the dramatic story of this most spectacular creature, thoroughly examining how they’ve been muses and brothers in arms, neglected and sacrificed in war yet memorialized in paintings, sculpture, and novels—and ultimately marginalized on racetracks and in pony clubs. Elegiac and absorbing, Farewell to the Horse paints a stunning panorama of a world shaped by hooves, and the imprint left on humankind. “A beautiful and thoughtful exploration. . . . Farewell to the Horse is a grown-up, but also lyrical and creative, history book, and I very much enjoyed it.”— James Rebanks, author of the New York Times bestseller The Shepherd’s Life
Category: Nature

Farewell To The Horses

Author : Robert Elverstone
ISBN : 9780750952279
Genre : History
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Cady Hoyte, like many other young lads of his generation, proudly joined the army in 1915 to fight for his King and Country. From the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton, he joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry as a gunner in the Machine Gun Corps and quickly found that army life made no concessions for an eager young 19 year old. Never having ridden a horse before, he develops a relationship with the horses, which made it all the harder when he had to say farewell and leave them behind to sail aboard the stricken ship, the Leasowe Castle, to fight in the trenches of France. Written with humour, Cady’s diary gives a detailed account of the daily struggles and constant dangers of army life in the First World War without ever losing sight of his respect for human life.
Category: History

Stable Farewell And Yankee Swap

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 1740518179
Genre : Farewells
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ABOUT THE BOOKOUT WITH THE OLD - IN WITH THE NEWSpoiled brat Veronica diAngelo got an expensive, perfect Thoroughbred for Christmas. She hasn't given a backward glance to her other horse, Garnet. When Garnet is finally ridden by a nice girl who might want to buy her, the mare acts too frisky and looks unkept. The Saddle Club is determined to find a loving new home for the unloved horse. But the people who come to look at Garnet make the girls fear she'll end up someplace terrible. Despite their anxiety, Stevie, Carole and Lisa must bid farewell to one of their favourite horses. Carole must also say a special farewell: Her friend Cam is moving. It looks as if The Saddle Club is going to learn some hard new lessons about what it means to say good-bye.A SPECIAL KIND OF SWAPLisa Atwood's visitor, Merrill, loves horses almost as much as The Saddle Club does. Lisa, Stevie Lake and Carole Hanson are happy to give Merrill a few pointers on her form over fences during their rides at Pine Hollow Stables. Then Merrill becomes convinced that she can ride only one horse. When The Saddle Club learns that she wants to take a beloved stable horse home to Maine, they know they have to do something. The girls have already planned a birthday party - a Yankee Swap - for Merrill. Will a Yankee Swap of another kind persuade Merrill that she can ride any horse well, or is one of The Saddle Club's favourite horses leaving Pine Hollow for good?
Category: Farewells

Saddle Club 49 Stable Farewell

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9781448196456
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Spoilt brat Veronica diAngelo was given an expensive Thoroughbred for Christmas. She hasn’t given a backward glance to her other horse, Garnet, since. The Saddle Club is determined to find a loving new home for the unloved horse. But the people who come to look at Garnet make the girls fear that she will go to a terrible home. Carole must also say a special farewell. Her friend Cam is moving. It looks as if The Saddle Club is going to learn some hard new lessons about what it means to say good-bye.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Stable Farewell

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9780307825469
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Veronica diAngelo, a spoiled rich kid, receives a new horse for Christmas she forgets all about Garnet, her beautiful Arabian, making the Saddle Club girls determined to find a new home for the lonely mare.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Wings Over The Mexican Border

Author : Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale
ISBN : 9780292787810
Genre : History
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Against a backdrop of revolution, border banditry, freewheeling aerial dramatics, and World War II comes this compelling look at the rise of U.S. combat aviation at an unlikely proving ground—a remote airfield in the rugged reaches of the southwestern Texas borderlands. Here, at Elmo Johnson's Big Bend ranch, hundreds of young Army Air Corps pilots demonstrated the U.S. military's reconnaissance and emergency response capabilities and, in so doing, dramatized the changing role of the airplane as an instrument of war and peace. Kenneth Ragsdale's gripping account not only sets the United States squarely in the forefront of aerial development but also provides a reflective look at U.S.-Mexican relations of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, particularly the tense days and aftermath of the Escobar Rebellion of 1929. He paints a vivid picture of the development of the U.S. aerial strike force; the character, ideals, and expectations of the men who would one day become combat leaders; and the high esteem in which U.S. citizens held the courageous pilots. Particularly noteworthy is Ragsdale's portrait of Elmo Johnson, the Big Bend rancher, trader, and rural sage who emerges as the dominant figure at one of the most unusual facilities in the annals of the Air Corps. Wings over the Mexican Border tells a stirring story of the American frontier juxtaposed with the new age of aerial technology.
Category: History

Thoroughbred 17 Ashleigh S Farewell

Author : Joanna Campbell
ISBN : 9780061063978
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Cindy Burke and her family search for a new jockey for their thoroughbred horse, Glory, as he faces the biggest race of his career. Original.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Farewell He Bid

Author : David B. Eichenberger
ISBN : 9783837081763
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The Soldier S Farewell

Author : Alan Monaghan
ISBN : 9780230763166
Genre : Fiction
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Dublin, 1921. The Irish War of Independence comes to a head, in a conflict that will pit Irishman against Irishman, brother against brother . . . Stephen Ryan, an Irishman who fought for the British in the trenches, is sent to London where negotiations are beginning. He leaves behind his brother, Joe, who has been jailed for his actions in the IRA. There are those on both sides who would see the Treaty fail and Stephen soon finds himself beset by problems – a legal dispute, a blackmail attempt, even a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill. This is a story about two brothers, played out against the political and military upheavals that racked Ireland in the 1920s. The Anglo–Irish Treaty brings the war with the British to a close, but a new war is emerging and Stephen finds himself once more called upon as a soldier. Assassinations and guerrilla warfare are the backdrop to the call to arms, as both sides attempt to force a new order.
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Through Siberia

Author : Henry Lansdell
ISBN : 9781108071222
Genre : History
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The Church of England clergyman Henry Lansdell (1841-1919) was an energetic traveller, both during his own leisure time and on behalf of the Irish Church Missions. He made many visits to Russia and central Asia, distributing bibles and tracts in the native languages of the many peoples he encountered, and focusing his attention especially on hospitals and prisons. He published this two-volume account in 1882, and it proved extremely popular (this second edition being prepared before the first was published), but it attracted some criticism for its favourable treatment of the Russian government. The anarchist Prince Peter Kropotkin was especially indignant at the accounts of Russian prisons: he alleged that Lansdell was either a dupe of propaganda or was deliberately distorting what he had seen. Volume 1 describes Lansdell's motives for making the journey, his travels across Russia, and his experience of the prison and exile systems of Siberia.
Category: History

A Farewell To Alms

Author : Gregory Clark
ISBN : 1400827817
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? In A Farewell to Alms, Gregory Clark tackles these profound questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations. Countering the prevailing theory that the Industrial Revolution was sparked by the sudden development of stable political, legal, and economic institutions in seventeenth-century Europe, Clark shows that such institutions existed long before industrialization. He argues instead that these institutions gradually led to deep cultural changes by encouraging people to abandon hunter-gatherer instincts-violence, impatience, and economy of effort-and adopt economic habits-hard work, rationality, and education. The problem, Clark says, is that only societies that have long histories of settlement and security seem to develop the cultural characteristics and effective workforces that enable economic growth. For the many societies that have not enjoyed long periods of stability, industrialization has not been a blessing. Clark also dissects the notion, championed by Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, that natural endowments such as geography account for differences in the wealth of nations. A brilliant and sobering challenge to the idea that poor societies can be economically developed through outside intervention, A Farewell to Alms may change the way global economic history is understood.
Category: Business & Economics

New Zealand

Author : Laura Harper
ISBN : 1858288967
Genre : Travel
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Provides travel tips, recommended accommodations and restaurants, and background on New Zealand's culture and history.
Category: Travel

Farewell Britannia

Author : Simon Young
ISBN : 9780297857006
Genre : History
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A vivid and gripping account of Roman Britain, written as a family history Brilliant young historian Simon Young has invented a multi-generational family, part Roman, part Celtic (invaders intermarrying with natives) to tell the dramatic story of 400 years of Roman rule in Britain. Vivid historical detail is balanced by a real feel for the psychological depth of the individual stories. The narrator is writing this 'family history' in 430 AD, realising the Romans will never return. He chooses 14 of the most interesting, but not always the most admirable, of his ancestors. The big events of Roman Britain are all here: scouting for Caesar's expedition in 55 BC; the Roman invasion in 43 AD; Boudicca's revolt and the massacre of 70,000 Romans; the Pict attacks on Hadrian's Wall; the great Barbarian Conspiracy of 367; and the sudden cataclysmic departure of the legions in 410. But there are plenty of non-military episodes: spying on the Druids; a centurion dreaming of retirement with a young slave he has bought; an ambitious wife on the northern frontier; a bad poet in Londinium; infanticide in Surrey; a young Christian girl facing martyrdom in a British amphitheatre.
Category: History

Saddle Club 53 Horse Sitters

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9781448196708
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lisa Atwood is dying for a pair of chaps, Stevie Lake has her eye on a new bridle. And Carole Hanson wants the latest video on jumping techniques. Too bad The Saddle Club is broke! Then Stevie gets a brilliant idea. They’ll earn money by taking care of other people’s horses. How hard could that be? Not hard at all, they soon realize, if they don’t count a few minor mishaps... like losing a horse!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Saddle Club 61 Broken Horse

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9781448196227
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A sick, abused horse has been rescued and brought to Pine Hollow Stables. The local veterinarian is doing everything she can to save its life, but this horse has more than a broken body. Its spirit is broken too. The girls in The Saddle Club know that it needs more than medicine, food and a comfortable stall. It needs a reason to live. Lisa remembers the heartbreaking story of Sal, another abused horse that eventually died. She swears things will be different this time. But what will save this horse from sad, lonely end?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Broken Horse

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9780307825605
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When a sick, abused horse is rescued and brought to Pine Hollow, every effort is made to save the horse's life, and Lisa, remembering the death of another abused horse, struggles to restore the horse's broken spirit.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Horse Guest

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9780307825742
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Pine Hollow is boarding some horses from a neighboring stable. One of the horses has special problems that require help from The Saddle Club. But first they have to figure out how to get the horse to tell them what's wrong.Meanwhile, Stevie's grandmother is visiting the Lakes, and everyone has resolved to be on their best behavior. Can Stevie and her brothers keep their resolution? And what happens when they learn that Granny likes the normal family chaos?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Horse Fever

Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9780307825865
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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January is the cruelest month, at least for the Saddle Club. The weather is miserable: cold, rainy, and muddy. No one can go riding outside, and everyone is sick and tired of being inside. The only things left to do are clean tack and ride in the indoor ring. The Saddle Club is bored--bored of riding and even of horses. So what can they do? Lisa decides to try her hand at needlepoint--can't get much further away from riding than that. Carole decides that this would be the perfect opportunity to write a great novel. And Stevie decides that a little time in the kitchen whipping up treats sounds like a great idea. Will these activities help them rediscover their love of horses? Or is the Saddle Club about to untack for good?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Horse Heaven

Author : Jane Smiley
ISBN : 9780375412660
Genre : Fiction
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People "ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of financial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses." --The Washington Post "A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB . . . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE." --The Boston Sunday Globe "WITTY, ENERGETIC . . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fiction so informed about its subject and so alive to every nuance and detail . . . [Smiley's] final chapters have a wonderful restorative quality." --The New York Times Book Review "RICHLY DETAILED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED . . . YOU WILL REVEL IN JANE SMILEY'S HORSE HEAVEN." --San Diego Union-Tribune Chosen by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Best Books of the Year
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