Of Living Valour: The Story of the Soldiers of Waterloo by Barney White-Spunner

By Barney White-Spunner

Publishing to coincide with the 2 hundredth anniversary of the conflict of Waterloo, for the 1st time a contemporary British background tells the tale of the against-the-odds triumph throughout the bills of the regimental officials and squaddies whose bravery and determination completed victory. the writer has used many unpublished assets, letters and diaries of normal British squaddies, within the vein of Stephen Ambrose's hugely profitable Band of Brothers..

With a concise, fast-moving account masking, ex-Commander of the British military Barney White-Spunner tells the tale during the stories of these who fought there and their households, supplying his designated point of view at the occasions. the tale specializes in mens' own emotions and their relationships, with one another, their households, their leaders and their enemies. It tells the tales in their lives, what they'd left at the back of and why and what they went again to. It vividly captures their day-by-day regimen, their existence in camp and the way they fought in the beginning hand, their worry, pleasure and exhaustion.

The conflict of Waterloo used to be the most major ever fought by means of a British military, however it was once additionally probably the most bloody with approximately 50,000 males wasting their lives over 3 days. What used to be it like when you fought and for his or her households ready at domestic? this can be their tale.

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In Quest of Identity: Patterns in the Spanish American Essay by Martin S. Stabb

By Martin S. Stabb

This booklet examines a huge kind of Spanish-American essay--one that bargains with the issues of a constructing civilization--and areas its specialise in the heritage of principles instead of on literature consistent with se, pointing up the hemispheric trend of highbrow improvement in lots of the significant Spanish-American international locations and revealing a common trend in cultural development.

Originally released in 1967.

A UNC Press Enduring variation -- UNC Press Enduring variations use the most recent in electronic know-how to make to be had back books from our distinctive backlist that have been formerly out of print. those variations are released unaltered from the unique, and are awarded in reasonable paperback codecs, bringing readers either historic and cultural value.

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From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural by Anne Eriksen

By Anne Eriksen

Eighteenth-century gentleman students amassed antiquities. Nineteenth-century state states equipped museums to maintain their historic monuments. within the current international, historical past is an international situation in addition to a subject of identification politics. What does it suggest while runic stones or medieval church buildings are reworked from antiquities to monuments to historical past websites? This ebook argues that the alterations obstacle greater than phrases by myself: They replicate primary alterations within the method we event the previous, and how ancient items are assigned which means and price within the current. This e-book offers a sequence of situations from Norwegian tradition to discover how ancient items and websites have replaced in that means through the years. It contributes to the modern debates over collective reminiscence and cultural historical past besides to our wisdom approximately early smooth antiquarianism.

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Romantic Localities: Europe Writes Place (The Enlightenment by Christopher Bode, Jackie Labbe

By Christopher Bode, Jackie Labbe

Romantic Localities explores the ways that Romantic-period writers of various nationalities replied to languages, landscapes - either geographical and metaphorical - and literatures. This specialise in how writers discover area and position ties in with present scholarly curiosity in 'transnational' views. The essays featured during this assortment are by way of students from all over the world and talk about poetry, fiction, commute narratives and old and medical texts. The members research types of 'home' and 'abroad', in addition to problems with 'now' and 'the past'. The focus on locality is underpinned by way of explorations of mobility, mutability, sincerity and the genuine.

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The Irish Defence Forces since 1922 (Men-at-Arms) by Donal MacCarron, Bill Younghusband

By Donal MacCarron, Bill Younghusband

Born within the Civil battle of 1922–23, the military of the Republic of eire occupied a delicate position within the nationwide tradition for a few years. In international conflict II (1939-1945), it confronted the problem of retaining Ireland's integrity as impartial. Post-war, it chanced on a brand new function in 1960, supplying troops for the United international locations intervention within the war-torn Congo; and because then has supported UN missions within the heart East and in other places. extra lately the border with Ulster has obliged the Republic to speculate in reform and modernisation. Ireland's freedom to hunt examples and gear around the globe has created a fascinating development of uniforms, illustrated during this research of Ireland's forces over eighty years.

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Dear Marian, Dear Hugh: The MacLennan-Engel Correspondence by Hugh MacLennan

By Hugh MacLennan

A scholar at McGill within the mid-1950s, Marian Engel wrote her M.A. thesis less than the course of Hugh MacLennan. Their interact grew to become the root of a correspondence, the MacLennan 1/2 which survives and is unique right here. either own in nature, MacLennan's letters to Engel offer attention-grabbing insights into his life's pursuit of writing and supply one other glimpse of the writer of Two Solitudes.

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History of the United Netherlands, 1590-99 — Complete by John Lothrop Motley

By John Lothrop Motley

John Lothrop Motley used to be a nineteenth century American diplomat and author who wrote at size approximately old themes and reports of others' writings, from the Civil warfare period to reports of Honore de Balzac's fiction.

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Direct Democracy in Switzerland by Gregory A. Fossedal

By Gregory A. Fossedal

Just one nation within the world--Switzerland--is an immediate democracy, during which, to an volume, the folks go their very own legislation, pass judgement on the constitutionality of statutes, or even have written, in impression, their very own structure. during this propitious quantity, Gregory Fossedal experiences at the politics and social textile of what James Bryce has known as "the kingdom that has taken the democratic suggestion to its furthest extent." the teachings Fossedal offers, at a time of dissatisfaction with the function of cash and privileged elites in lots of Western democracies, are straight away well timed and pressing. In Direct Democracy in Switzerland, Fossedal has built a clever, delicate assessment of Switzerland's excessive idea of statecraft. He info the explanations for learning Switzerland's precise associations, and explores the origins and improvement of the traditional Swiss democracy, which reaches again one thousand years. He indicates how Switzerland handles the political questions universal to all sleek societies, equivalent to schooling, taxes, crime, welfare, the Holocaust. He concludes with the continued debate over very varied visions of democracy, direct as opposed to representative.

Paolo Dardenelli in nearby and Federal reviews defined the ebook in its textile version as delivering "many important insights into Swiss political lifestyles and written in a gentle, fresh journalistic style." Amity Shlaes of the monetary occasions commented that "Fossedal shines an excellent highlight on a kind of governancewith classes for the remainder of us. His evaluate of the referendum method there's required examining for lawmakers, political specialists and voters."

Gregory A. Fossedal is chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville establishment, a learn origin dependent close to Washington, DC. he's additionally president and leader funding officer of the Democratic Century Fund and its administration corporation, the rising Markets crew. he's writer of The Democratic central. Alfred R. Berkeley III is president of the Nasdaq inventory marketplace.

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The Origins of the Second World War in Europe by P. M. H. Bell

By P. M. H. Bell

PMH Bell's well-known e-book is a complete learn of the interval and debates surrounding the ecu origins of the second one international War.  He techniques the topic from 3 various angles: describing many of the causes which were provided for the struggle and the historiographical debates that experience arisen from them, analysing the ideological, fiscal and strategic forces at paintings in Europe in the course of the Thirties, and tracing the process occasions from peace in 1932, through the preliminary outbreak of hostilities in 1939, via to the climactic German assault at the Soviet Union in 1941 which marked the descent into common conflict. 

Written in a lucid, available type, this can be an crucial consultant to the complicated origins of the second one international battle.

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