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Veiled Warriors

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Author: Christine E. Hallett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198703694
Size: 79.93 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 359
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Book Description: Offers a compelling account of nurses' wartime experiences and a clear appraisal of their work and its contribution to the allied cause between 1914 and 1918, on both the Western and the Eastern Fronts.


Unknown Warriors

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Author: John and Caroline Stevens
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750962186
Size: 57.39 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Book Description: The words of Unknown Warriors resonate as powerfully today as when first written. The book offers a very personal glimpse into the hidden world of the military field hospital where patients struggled with pain and trauma, and nurses fought to save lives and preserve emotional integrity. The book’s author was one of a select number of fully trained military nurses who worked in hospital trains and casualty clearing stations during the First World War, coming as close to the front as a woman could. Kate Luard was already a war veteran when she arrived in France in 1914, aged 42, having served in the Second Boer War. At the height of the Battle of Passchendaele, she was in charge of a casualty clearing station with a staff of forty nurses and nearly 100 nursing orderlies. She was awarded the RRC and Bar (a rare distinction) and was Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field. Through her letters home she conveyed a vivid and honest portrait of war. It is also a portrait of close family affection and trust in a world of conflict. In publishing some of these letters in Unknown Warriors her intention was to bear witness to the suffering of the ordinary soldier.


The Veiled Man

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Author: William Le Queux
Publisher: Good Press
ISBN:
Size: 13.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 483
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Book Description: "The Veiled Man" by William Le Queux. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Labyrinth

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Author: David Bloom
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595808069
Size: 70.83 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: An up-and-coming reporter, Johnny Follyn lands the job of a lifetime when he accepts an assignment to Libya to write a story on the Standard Oil Company.Intent on showing just how beneficial the oil company is to the people of Libya, Johnny isnt prepared for what he discovers.As Johnny tracks the operations of Standard Oil, he also becomes more involved with Libyas history.When Johnny stumbles upon the secrets of an ancient riddle, he sets out to find the answers.With the help of a professor and his friend Ismail, Johnny delves deeper into the past, never thinking of the consequences.But someone doesnt want Johnny to succeed, and they will do anything in their power to stop him.Set against a thrilling backdrop of oil fields, cultural clashes, and lost civilizations, Labyrinth is a fascinating odyssey through history and the minds of peoplepast and present.


Sands Of Death

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Author: Michael Asher
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780222548
Size: 80.93 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: Desert explorer Michael Asher investigates the most disastrous exploration mission in the history of the Sahara In December 1880 a French expedition attempted to map a route for a railway that would stretch from their colony in Algeria right across the Sahara desert to reach their territories in West Africa. 'Paris to Timbuctoo in Six Days' was the slogan. It would do for the French colonies what the American railways were doing in the western states at the same time. No native opposition was expected. As one of the expedition's organizers said, 'A hundred uncivilized tribesmen armed with old-fashioned spears: what is that against the might of France?' Four months later, a handful of emaciated survivors staggered into a remote outpost on the edge of the desert. Although armed with modern rifles, the column had been lured to destruction by the self-styled 'lords of the desert', the Tuareg. At this, the highpoint of European colonialism in Africa, this story of treachery, massacre, torture and even cannibalism made headlines around the world. Attacked by the Tuareg in their remote heartland, the survivors had been pursued for weeks on end, driven into the waterless desert to die. The desperate lengths they resorted to shocked Victorian sensibilities. They do not make easy reading now. This grisly story, told by our greatest living desert explorer reveals what happened when the conceit of western colonialism met the equally arrogant Tuareg, who had dominated this remote region, and anyone trying to cross it, for a thousand years.


The Desert Spear The Demon Cycle Book 2

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Author: Peter V. Brett
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007301901
Size: 34.84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 800
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Book Description: Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear is book two of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes.


Between Warrior Brother And Veiled Sister

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Author: Minoo Moallem
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520938465
Size: 34.16 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 278
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Book Description: Minoo Moallem challenges the mainstream stereotypical representation of Islam and Muslims as backward, fanatical, and premodern by showing how Islamic nationalism and fundamentalism are by-products of modernity. Writing with a deep personal and scholarly concern for recent Iranian history, Moallem refers to the gendered notions of brother and sister as keys to understanding the invention of the Islamic ummat as a modern fraternal community. Using magazines, novels, and films, she offers a feminist transnational analysis of contemporary Iranian culture that questions dominant binaries of modern and traditional, West and East, secular and religious, and civilized and barbaric. Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister responds to a number of important questions raised in connection with 9/11. The author considers how veiling intersects with other identity markers in nation-state building and modern formations of gendered citizenship. She shows how Islamic nationalism and fundamentalism are fed by a hybrid blend of images and myths of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iran, as well as globally circulated patriarchal ideologies.


The Dublin Review

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Size: 32.94 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages :
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The Lesser Gods Of The Sahara

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Author: Jeremy Keenan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135758050
Size: 59.73 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 315
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Book Description: The northern Tuareg (the Tuareg of Algeria) - the nomadic, blue-veiled warlords of the Central Sahara - were finally defeated militarily by the French at the battle of Tit in 1902. Some sixty years later, following Algerian independence in 1962, they were visited by a young English anthropologist, Jeremy Keenan. During the course of seven years, Keenan studied their way of life, the social, political and economic changes that had taken place in their society since traditional, pre-colonial times, and their resistance and adaptation to the modernising forces of the new Algerian state. In 1999, following eight years during which Algeria's Tuareg were effectively isolated from the outside world as a result of Algeria's political crisis, Keenan returned to visit them once again. Following a further four years of study, he has written a series of eight essays that capture the key changes that have occurred amongst Algeria's Tuareg in the forty years since independence.


The Dublin Review

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Author: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 36.45 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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