The Lost War Horses Of Cairo

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The Lost War Horses Of Cairo

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN : 9781760638818
Genre : Nature
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In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital established by Dorothy, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Category: Nature

Dorothy Brooke And The Fight To Save Cairo S Lost War Horses

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN : 9781612347691
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A biography of Dorothy Brooke (1883-1955), who founded the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo to rescue the horses left behind by British forces during the Great War."--Provided by publisher.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Burlesques From Cornhill To Grand Cairo Including Juvenilia

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN : 9781596055254
Genre : Literary Collections
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Having examined the wounds in his side, legs, head, and throat, the old hermit (a skilful leech) knelt down by the side of the vanquished one and said, 'Sir Knight, it is my painful duty to state to you that you are in exceedingly dangerous condition, and will not probably survive.'-from "A Legend of the Rhine"Thackeray was one of the most popular writers of fiction of his time, but few readers are familiar with works beyond his 1847 novel Vanity Fair. This omnibus volume collects some of his lesser-known but equally vivid and delightfully caustic writing, including comic short novels sending up chivalrous romances, humorous poetry tweaking popular verse of the era, and a selection of letters and other writings from before his work as a professional man of letters. Complete with whimsical illustrations, some by the author, this is essential reading for lovers of 19th-century British literature.British journalist and novelist WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (1811-1863) was a regular contributor to some of the most prominent periodicals of his day, including Punch, where his satires of English snobbery attracted public attention and acclaim.
Category: Literary Collections

Live Stock Journal

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924071554970
Genre : Animal industry
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Category: Animal industry

The War With The South

Author : Robert Tomes
ISBN : UVA:X004148563
Genre : Civil war
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Includes many engravings of battle scenes and portraits of prominent leaders, some of which were made from photographs of Brady.
Category: Civil war

Panzer Commanders Of The Western Front

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
ISBN : 9780811749220
Genre : History
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Detailed biographies of 5 panzer commanders. Describes what it's like to lead tank units in battle. Includes D-Day, Normandy, the campaign for France, the Battle of the Bulge, and the final battles in Germany.
Category: History

100 Mistakes That Changed History

Author : Bill Fawcett
ISBN : 9781101443675
Genre : History
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Collected in one volume, here are backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of the world. From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile Crisis, history is filled with bad moves and not-so-bright ideas that snowballed into disasters and unintended consequences. This engrossing book looks at one hundred such tipping points. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. The Caliphs of Baghdad spend themselves into bankruptcy. The Aztecs greet the Conquistadors with open arms. Mexico invites the Americans to Texas-and the Americans never leave. And the rest is history...
Category: History


Author : Loyal Publication Society
ISBN : UOM:39015033280689
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The Root Of All Evil

Author : Roberto Costantini
ISBN : 9780857389350
Genre : Fiction
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Tripoli, 1960s. During the years in which post-colonial Libya fell prey to the sprawling greed of the West, Michele Balistreri suffered a succession of blows that would scar him for life. The death of his mother; the unspeakable horror that befell his best friend's family; his father's role in Gaddafi's ascent to power; and the innocent blood pact that would corrupt the course of his future. Rome, 1982. In the wake of a ruinous blunder, a ground-down Commissario Balistreri escapes his regrets through sex, alcohol and gambling. His sole responsibilities are now a stilted investigation into the death of a South American student, and a tiresome obligation - as a gratitude to the man who saved his career - to a rising television starlet needing protection from the pitfalls of fame. As the risks to this girl, Claudia Teodori, begin to rise along with her reputation, the sorrows of Balistreri's past also start to push back into his present. Both of their fates are inextricably linked - and this driven, obsessive young woman must help this damaged detective fight a foe that follows her and refuses to forget him.
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The History Of The 13th Battery Royal Field Artillery From 1759 To 1913

Author : Major H. Marriott Smith
ISBN : 9781781491393
Genre : History
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As the author says, this history, published a year before the outbreak of the Great War, has been written for the soldiers of the battery, past, present and future. It is written in the form of a yearly diary with the year in the left margin, opposite the text describing events of that year. Some entries are very thin, a couple of lines, but other years have a more detailed story to tell – 1808/09 Corunna, 1855 the Crimea, and 1899–1901 the S. African War where the years are divided into months. But with only 40-odd pages of narrative covering over 150 years there is not too much space for detail, but a great deal of attention is paid to dress details and to any changes; nor are equipment replacements and changes to organization and establishments overlooked. There are four useful appendices: Battery movements and stations from 1795 to 1913; Battery establishments – officers, NCOs, men and animals from 1759 to 1913; Daily rate of pay of various ranks, majors down to drivers, from 1759 to 1913; succession of battery commanders from 1764 to 1912. These appendices make this little history a very valuable source.
Category: History