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The Last Englishman

Author : Keith Foskett
ISBN : 1916487904
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A 2,640-mile hiking adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail. Short-listed for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine. New edition includes bonus chapter - What Happened to Rockets?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Englishman

Author : Byron Rogers
ISBN : 9781845138134
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘A fine biography… Rogers has done a wonderful job’ Daily Telegraph J. L. Carr was the most English of Englishmen: headmaster of a Northamptonshire school, cricket enthusiast and campaigner for the conservation of country churches. But he was also the author of half a dozen utterly unique novels, including his masterpiece, A Month in the Country, and a publisher of some of the most eccentric – and smallest – books ever printed. Byron Roger’s acclaimed biography reveals an elusive, quixotic and civic-minded individual with an unswerving sympathy for the underdog, who led his schoolchildren through the streets to hymn the beauty of the cherry trees and paved his garden path with the printing plates for his hand-drawn maps, and whose fiction is quite remarkably autobiographical. Much more than the life of a thoroughly decent man, The Last Englishman is a comic and touching anatomy of the best kind of Englishness. ‘Conveying the significance of the author of Carr’s Dictionary of Extraordinary Cricketers to anyone unfamiliar with his books, or what may now fairly be called his myth, was always going to be difficult. Somehow, Roger’s has managed it’ D. J. Taylor, Sunday Times ‘A great success, and more life-affirming than F. R. Leavis’s entire output’ Independent on Sunday
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The Last Englishman

Author : Laeeq Futehally
ISBN : 9789350099698
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘To educate means...to lead out, not to drive in. The first problem for a teacher is...to awake interest in those he is teaching and to make them keen to find out and understand for themselves, rather than rely on textbooks... The ability to do this, indeed, is the test of a really educated man, especially in [India], where objectivity is little valued, and a large assemblage of facts is much admired.’ Widely acknowledged as the pioneer of the public school system in India, Jack Gibson’s name is synonymous with opening the doors of ‘privileged education’ for one and all. As headmaster of Mayo College, Ajmer, he singlehandedly transformed the school into the ‘Eton of India’, laying the foundation for the formidable reputation it enjoys as well as for the methods in which education is imparted in public schools today. Having moved to India from England in 1936 to join the newly founded Doon School as a housemaster, Gibson adopted the country and its people as his own. His keen mind and larger-than-life nature made him a popular leader, one who was closely involved in his students’ lives, fulfilling the roles of teacher, mentor, parent and disciplinarian all at once. Beloved by his students for his unconventional teaching methods (frequently involving picnics and treks to the nearby hills), his innate sense of fairness and his accessibility, he remained at Doon until 1953 – during which time he also served as the first principal of the Joint Services Wing, now the prestigious National Defence Academy – before joining Mayo College. For his outstanding contribution to education, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1965. Educator, visionary, coach, mountaineer, friend and, above all, an inspiration, Gibson left an indelible mark on the institutions and the people he encountered in his life. Drawing on the many memories uncovered in his writings, The Last Englishman recounts the story of an extraordinary man through stories and anecdotes from those closest to him – his boys.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hereward

Author : Peter Rex
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121549997
Genre : History
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This biography looks at the legendary English hero Hereward, an 11th century Anglo-Saxon leader who fought against the Norma Conquest.
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The Last Englishman

Author : Alfred Daniel Wintle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033708772
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The Last Englishman

Author : Roland Chambers
ISBN : 9781567924176
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Arthur Ransome is best known for the twelve immortal Swallows and Amazon, idyllic children's novels he wrote on his return from Russia in 1928. From, his prose he seems a genial and gentle Englishman, who, like his protagonists, pursued benign maritime adventures. However this was not the complete story. From 1917 to 1924 he was the Russian correspondent for two English newspapers, and his sympathy for the Bolshevik regime gave him unparalleled access to its leaders, policies, politics and plots. He was also the lover, and later the husband of Evgenia Shelepina, Trotsky's private secretary. His contacts earned him not only the admiration of liberals, both in the UK and US, but a place in the British Secret Intelligence Service.
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The Last Englishman

Author : Jason Lewis
ISBN : 150876851X
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John Williams is just another middle aged Mr. Average, born and raised amongst the Muslim Community of Luton's Bury Park, England. But when his aged parents fall victim to a series of racially motivated attacks John starts to question his loyalties and his feelings toward the community he calls home. With the police powerless to act and John ever more frustrated he decides to follow the police's advice and to keep a diary, a record of these attacks in order to try and bring about a prosecution. But for John this was just the start; following a change of personnel at the steel fabricators he works in he too starts to suffer at the hands of a changing racial dynamic and decides to record these events in his diary as well. Following a particularly brutal attack that leads to the death of his mother John is targeted by a right-wing extremist group, the British Patriots League. This brutal right-wing group is the self-appointed defender of Britain's moral compass and British culture. Preying on John's emotional and social vulnerability they start playing their psychological games of indoctrination, skillfully maneuvering John into believing that he is the chosen one, a modern St George sent to save Britain's culture form an aggressive invader, until finally they recruit him to carry out a devastating and game changing attack. This is John's diary. Follow him as he descends into his own personal hell and embarks on a journey of self-radicalisation and far-right extremism.
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An Indian Englishman

Author : Jack Gibson
ISBN : 9781435734616
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John Travers Mends (Jack) Gibson was born on March 3, 1908 and died on October 23, 1994 at the age of 86.In some ways, Jack was the last Indian Englishman. He came ten years before independence and stayed on 47 years after it, rendering dedicated service to the country of his adoption for 57 years. Jack's journey started as a school teacher at The Doon School. He was the last English Principal of Mayo College and the last English President of the Himalayan Club. He was the last, and for most of the time the only English resident of Ajmer. He must have been just about the last Englishman to have been honored by both the British and Indian Governments.Brij Sharma is a journalist based in Bahrain. He spent much of his childhood and youth in Dehra Dun, and while not a product of The Doon School, he has known its campus, the surroundings of the city and much of the mountainous terrain described in Gibson's letters.http://www.jtmgibson.com
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The Last Englishmen

Author : Deborah Baker
ISBN : 9781555979942
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Mount Everest. While their younger brothers—W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender—achieved literary fame, they vied to be included on an expedition that would deliver Everest’s summit to an Englishman, a quest that had become a metaphor for Britain’s struggle to maintain power over India. To this rivalry was added another: in the summer of 1938 both men fell in love with a painter named Nancy Sharp. Her choice would determine where each man’s wartime loyalties would lie. Set in Calcutta, London, the glacier-locked wilds of the Karakoram, and on Everest itself, The Last Englishmen is also the story of a generation. The cast of this exhilarating drama includes Indian and English writers and artists, explorers and Communist spies, Die Hards and Indian nationalists, political rogues and police informers. Key among them is a highborn Bengali poet named Sudhin Datta, a melancholy soul torn, like many of his generation, between hatred of the British Empire and a deep love of European literature, whose life would be upended by the arrival of war on his Calcutta doorstep. Dense with romance and intrigue, and of startling relevance for the great power games of our own day, Deborah Baker’s The Last Englishmen is an engrossing story that traces the end of empire and the stirring of a new world order.
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Bookless In Baghdad

Author : Shashi Tharoor
ISBN : 9781611454086
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“This amalgam of essay, literary criticism, and memoir blends into a tribute to the world of books.” —Chicago Tribune
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Hereward The Wake

Author : Charles Kingsley
ISBN : UIUC:30112108180180
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The Catholic Quiz Book

Author : Leo Madigan
ISBN : 0852442645
Genre : Religion
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Who was the youngest Pope? How many votes did it take during the six-month long conclave to elect Benedict XIV? What did the jackdaw 'prig' from the Cardinal of Rheims? Which Hollywood leading lady, who co-starred with Elvis Presley in 'Loving You' and 'King Creole', is now a professed nun in a Benedictine convent in Connecticut? Of which English monarch-to-be did a reigning king say that he believed his brother had his mistresses given to him by his confessor for penance? Whether you know or you don't you will find the answers to these and many more interesting and amusing questions in Leo Madigan's 'Catholic Quiz Book'. Leo Madigan was born in New Zealand. He joined the British Merchant Navy at sixteen and served for several years before taking a degree in Education, teaching in Turkey and in London. His published writings are many and various and he now lives in Portugal.
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Dostoevsky And English Modernism 1900 1930

Author : Peter Kaye
ISBN : 1139425692
Genre : Literary Criticism
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When Constance Garnett's translations (1910–20) made Dostoevsky's novels accessible in England for the first time they introduced a disruptive and liberating literary force, and English novelists had to confront a new model and rival. The writers who are the focus of this study - Lawrence, Woolf, Bennett, Conrad, Forster, Galsworthy and James - either admired or feared Dostoevsky as a monster who might dissolve all literary and cultural distinctions. Though their responses differed greatly, these writers were unanimous in their inability to recognize Dostoevsky as a literary artist. They viewed him instead as a psychologist, a mystic, a prophet and, in the cases of Lawrence and Conrad, a hated rival who compelled creative response. This study constructs a map of English modernist novelists' misreadings of Dostoevsky, and in so doing it illuminates their aesthetic and cultural values and the nature of the modern English novel.
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The Battle Of Britain

Author : James Holland
ISBN : 1429919418
Genre : History
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A groundbreaking new account of the Battle of Britain from acclaimed historian James Holland The Battle of Britain paints a stirring picture of an extraordinary summer when the fate of the world hung by a thread. Historian James Holland has now written the definitive account of those months based on extensive new research from around the world including thousands of new interviews with people on both sides of the battle. If Britain's defenses collapsed, Hitler would have dominated all of Europe. With France facing defeat and British forces pressed back to the Channel, there were few who believed Britain could survive; but, thanks to a sophisticated defensive system and the combined efforts of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the defiance of a new Prime Minister, Britain refused to give in. From clashes between coastal convoys and Schnellboote in the Channel to astonishing last stands in Flanders, slaughter by U-boats in an icy Atlantic and dramatic aerial battles over England, The Battle of Britain tells this epic World War II story in a fresh and compelling voice.
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Speaking In The Past Tense

Author : Herb Wyile
ISBN : 9781554588251
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“Speaking in the Past Tense participates in an expanding critical dialogue on the writing of historical fiction, providing a series of reflections on the process from the perspective of those souls intrepid enough to step onto what is, practically by definition, contested territory.” — Herb Wyile, from the Introduction The extermination of the Beothuk ... the exploration of the Arctic ... the experiences of soldiers in the trenches during World War I ... the foibles of Canada’s longest-serving prime minister ... the Ojibway sniper who is credited with 378 wartime kills—these are just some of the people and events discussed in these candid and wide-ranging interviews with eleven authors whose novels are based on events in Canadian history. These sometimes startling conversations take the reader behind the scenes of the novels and into the minds of their authors. Through them we explore the writers’ motives for writing, the challenges they faced in gathering information and presenting it in fictional form, the sometimes hostile reaction they faced after publication, and, perhaps most interestingly, the stories that didn’t make it into their novels. Speaking in the Past Tense provides fascinating insights into the construction of national historical narratives and myths, both those familiar to us and those that are still being written.
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