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Highland Retreats

Author : Mary Miers
ISBN : 0847844765
Genre : Architecture
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A glimpse inside the jewels of Scottish country houses. The Scottish Highlands are a hugely popular vacation destination and the setting for the richest fantasies of life in the British countryside, and this book is the first to examine the architecture, history, and appeal of the Highlands house. Readers will find breathtaking houses set amid the beautiful landscapes of Scotland, as well as the most authentic decorative use of Scottish tartan, arms, and armor, which have influenced the decoration of country houses worldwide. This book features stunning photographs of Scotland's most remarkable and romantic country houses. Built as seasonal homes, they range from Picturesque cottages ornés and Scotch baronial castles inspired by Queen Victoria's Balmoral, to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern fantasies set among wild mountains and remote glens. A strong element of the book is the shooting lodge, designed to accommodate parties of guests who flock north for the annual sporting season. Images from Country Life and specially commissioned photographs evoke the dramatic settings and arresting detail of these houses, making the book as appealing to decorators and historians as it is to travelers and sportsmen.
Category: Architecture

Presidential Retreats

Author : Peter Hannaford
ISBN : 9781451627145
Genre : History
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Looks at the retreats and homes where each president spent his downtime, providing historical context on why these sites were chosen by each Commander-in-Chief.
Category: History

The Highland Smugglers

Author : James Baillie Fraser
ISBN : NYPL:33433074854161
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Improvement And Romance

Author : Peter Womack
ISBN : 9781349084968
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An attempt to trace the origins of the romantic image of the Highlands, by examining the economic, military and ideological circumstances of the region's subjugation by the British state. It combines literary criticism and cultural history to produce a case study of the making of the myth.
Category: Literary Criticism

Willingly Into The Fray

Author : Catherine McCullagh
ISBN : 9780980658262
Genre : Military nursing
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WILLINGLY INTO THE FRAY comprises the personal stories of sixty-five individual nurses, their voices preserved and their words, often fraught with emotion and mired in distress at what they have seen, endured and railed against, carefully retained. Many of these stories are told for the first time, particularly those of the recent campaigns, peacekeeping operations, disaster relief and humanitarian missions. These are men and women who, like those before them, often worked in the most primitive conditions, as one nurse remarked tellingly, 'with TLC and little more'. It is typical of Australian Army nurses to proceed 'willingly into the fray', often with little warning, but always with courage, determination and a strong sense of humour. In the hundred or so years since the first intrepid Boer War nurses set out, Australian Army nurses have forged a proud and enviable reputation. They are justifiably renowned for their determination to provide quality medical care despite extreme privation, perilous circumstances, and a lack of the most rudimentary medical equipment. If this is the reputation they can forge in the face of such adversity, then we have much to look forward to over the next one hundred years.
Category: Military nursing

Beacon Lights Of History

Author : John Lord
ISBN : 9781605207186
Genre : History
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First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6,000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from "the old pagan civilizations" to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books. While Volumes 1 through 12 were Lord's work, this one was completed after his death from the author's notes. Volume XIII: "Great Writers" covers: [ Rousseau: socialism and education [ Sir Walter Scott: the modern novel [ Lord Byron: poetic genius [ Shakespeare (by Ralph Waldo Emerson) [ John Milton: poet and patriot [ Alfred (Lord) Tennyson: the spirit of modern poetry [ and more
Category: History