Across The Straits

Author: Kyffin Williams
Editor: Gomer Press
ISBN: 9780863839948
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Kyffin Williams remained faithful to the subjects around him, the rugged mountains and the shadowy valleys of Snowdonia; the stonebuilt cottages of Gwynedd and sunlight over the Menai Strait. This volume offers insight into the vision of one of Wales's greatest artists.

The Island Home Or Supposed Autobiography Of Sir William Harewood By S P M Ed By Liolett

Author: S P. M
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Mark Twain The Man Behind The Humor Complete Autobiographical Books Biographies

Author: Mark Twain
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 802687823X
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This collection of travel books, essays, speeches, letters and autobiographical writings illustrates the other side of the man known as Mark Twain. Travel Books The Innocents Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi A Tramp Abroad Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Advice to Youth Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences Concerning the Jews To the Person Sitting in Darkness To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget The Treaty With China, its Provisions Explained In Defence of Harriet Shelley Mrs. Eddy in Error Stirring Times in Austria The Czar's Soliloquy King Leopold's Soliloquy Adam's Soliloquy Essays on Copyrights Other Essays The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Chapters from my Autobiography Biography Mark Twain: A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He is best known for his two novels – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but his satirical stories and travel books are also widely popular. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned him praise from critics and peers. He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age.

The Accidental Diplomat

Author: Maurice Baker
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814618330
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“For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.” Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya and Singapore, his profound love for great literature works inspired him to obtain an honors in English from King's college, London in 1948 despite the cruelties faced during and after the Second World War. Baker's humble beginnings and political consciousness earned him the friendship and respect of many diplomats during his missions to India in 1967, Malaysia in 1969, Philippines in 1977 and back to Malaysia in 1980 before retiring from his career as a diplomat in 1988. Between his diplomatic missions, Baker returned to Singapore in 1972 to head the Department of English at the University of Singapore for five years. This is Baker's story of how he came to be The Accidental Diplomat. With occasional poems and a sense of humor, he candidly recounts the colourful romances of his life to his enriching encounters of diplomatic relations. His portrayals of admiration for great leaders and men paint a vivid picture of the qualities that guided his beliefs, proving that he was by no means an “Accidental Diplomat” in the eyes of others. Contents:Foreword by S R NathanMessage by S DhanabalanAcknowledgementsIntroductionPart I:Cameron Highlands, MalayaUniversity College, Leicester and King's College, University of London Return to SingaporePart II:High Commissioner to IndiaHigh Commissioner to Malaysia and Return to AcademiaAmbassador to the Republic of the PhilippinesReturn to MalaysiaRetirement in Singapore Readership: General public. Key Features:Provides an insight into the career rise of an Eurasian through colonial and post colonial timesThe challenges of a first time diplomat in adapting to the role from academiaThe political insights of the Singapore Government of the time and those of the countries that Mr Baker represented Singapore inKeywords:Eurasian;Diplomacy;Pioneer Diplomat;Malaysian PoliticsReviews: “Maurice Baker is from my generation and his autobiography reflects the life and times that I went through.” Lee Kuan Yew

Autobiographies Of A Lump Of Coal A Grain Of Salt A Drop Of Water A Bit Of Old Iron A Piece Of Flint

Author: Annie Carey
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Annals Of The Twenty Ninth Century Or The Autobiography Of The Tenth President Of The World Republic By A Blair

Author: Andrew BLAIR (M.D., of Tayport.)
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Autobiography Of Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes U S Navy 1798 1877

Author: Charles Wilkes
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The Life Of Uncle Billy Autobiography Of General Sherman

Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027241677
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This eBook edition of "The Life of Uncle Billy: Autobiography of General Sherman" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. First published ten years after the end of the Civil War, "Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman" were among the first memoirs written by one of the prominent Civil War generals. The memoirs caused a lot of controversy, especially because of the author's unfair treatment of General Grant. General Sherman replied to his critics: "...any witness who may disagree with me should publish his own version of facts in the truthful narration of which he is interested." Contents: From 1820 to the Mexican War, 1846 Early Recollections of California—1846-1848 Missouri, Louisiana, and California—1850-1855 California—1855-1857 California, New York, and Kansas—1857-1859 Louisiana—1859-1861 Missouri—April and May, 1861 From the Battle of Bull Run to Paducah—1861-1862 Battle of Shiloh— March and April, 1862 Shiloh to Memphis- April to July, 1862 Memphis to Arkansas Post— July, 1862, to January, 1863 Vicksburg— January to July, 1863 Chattanooga and Knoxville— July to December, 1863 Meridian Campaign— January and February, 1864 Atlanta Campaign- Nashville and Chattanooga to Kenesaw— March, April, and May, 1864 Atlanta Campaign— Battles About Kenesaw Mountain— June, 1864 Atlanta Campaign— Battles About Atlanta—july, 1864 Capture of Atlanta— August and September, 1864 Atlanta and After— Pursuit of Hood— September and October, 1864 The March to the Sea--from Atlanta to Savannah-- November and December, 1864 Savannah and Pocotaligo-- December, 1864, and January, 1865 Campaign of the Carolinas-- February and March, 1865 End of the War-- From Goldsboro' to Raleigh and Washington-- April and May, 1865 Military Lessons of the War After the War

Dire Straits

Author: Elizabeth Jane Bellamy
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144266391X
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England became a centrally important maritime power in the early modern period, and its writers – acutely aware of their inhabiting an island – often depicted the coastline as a major topic of their works. However, early modern English versifiers had to reconcile this reality with the classical tradition, in which the British Isles were seen as culturally remote compared to the centrally important Mediterranean of antiquity. This was a struggle for writers not only because they used the classical tradition to legitimate their authority, but also because this image dominated cognitive maps of the oceanic world. As the first study of coastlines and early modern English literature, Dire Straits investigates the tensions of the classical tradition’s isolation of the British Isles from the domain of poetry. By illustrating how early modern English writers created their works in the context of a longstanding cultural inheritance from antiquity, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy offers a new approach to the history of early modern cartography and its influences on literature.

Joseph S Harris And The U S Northwest Boundary Survey 1857 1861

Author: Anne P. Streeter
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466936215
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"Good fences make good neighbors" comes from Robert Frost's poem Mending Walls which relates to traditions and rituals antedating the Romans. The god of boundaries, which they named Terminus, was not invented by the Romans, but he became one of their important household gods. Annually Terminus was honored in a ritual which not only reaffirmed boundaries but which also provided the occasion for predetermined traditional festivities among neighbors.