Flash For Freedom

Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101633786
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A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade in Volume III of the "Flashman Papers". When Flashman was inveigled into a game of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious choice about his own future - would it lie in the House of Commons or the West African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once again Flashman's charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery and fleetness of foot see the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth.

Shadows Of The Past In Contemporary British Fiction

Author: David Leon Higdon
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349047619
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Gilded Youth

Author: James Brooke-Smith
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1789140927
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The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion, sexual dissidence, and political radicalism. James Brooke-Smith wades into the wilder shores of public-school life over the last three hundred years in Gilded Youth. He uncovers armed mutinies in the late eighteenth century, a Victorian craze for flagellation, dandy-aesthetes of the 1920s, quasi-scientific discourse on masturbation, Communist scares in the 1930s, and the salacious tabloid scandals of the present day. Drawing on personal experience, extensive research, and public school representations in poetry, school slang, spy films, popular novels, and rock music, Brooke-Smith offers a fresh account of upper-class adolescence in Britain and the role of elite private education in shaping youth culture. He shows how this central British institution has inspired a counterculture of artists, intellectuals, and radicals—from Percy Shelley and George Orwell to Peter Gabriel and Richard Branson—who have rebelled against both the schools themselves and the wider society for which they stand. Written with verve and humor in the tradition of Owen Jones’s The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It, this highly original cultural history is an eye-opening leap over the hallowed iron gates of privilege—and perturbation.

100 Must Read Historical Novels

Author: Nick Rennison
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136066
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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

Men At War

Author: Christopher Coker
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190257482
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Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.

Mrs Duberly S War

Author: Christine Kelly
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191579912
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Mrs Duberly's journal is one of the most vivid eye-witness accounts we have of the Crimean War. Fanny Duberly, then aged 25, accompanied her husband to the Crimea in 1854, and remained there until the end of the fighting, the only officer's wife to remain throughout the entire campaign. She survived the severe winter of 1854-55, witnessed the battle of Balaklava and the charge of the Light Brigade, and rode through the ruins of Sebastopol. Spirited and courageous, she was known by sight to British and French soldiers across the battlefields, regarded often with enthusiasm and sometimes with disapproval. Witty and beautiful, she enjoyed flirtatious friendships with many of the most important men of the campaign. Her Journal kept during the Russian War was published in 1855 and caused a sensation. Although widely praised as the 'new heroine for the Crimea', Fanny was also censured, ridiculed, and even parodied in Punch. She had stepped into a man's world, and written about it in a way that seemed to some at the front an invasion of privacy and to others at home an abandonment of gentility. A best-seller at the time, the Journal was not reprinted after its second edition of 1856, and this is the first edition since that time.

The California Hundred

Author: J. Henry Rogers
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A poetical narrative relating to the experiences of a California volunteer organization which served in the Civil War as a part of 2d Massachusetts Cavalry.

Flashman At The Charge

Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101633840
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“Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review “Great dirty fun!”—Grand Rapids Press “The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time… Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next… Wonderful and scandalous.”—Publishers Weekly The fourth volume of memoirs in which Harry Flashman confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade. Part of the Flashman series, comprising Flashman, Royal Flash, and Flash for Freedom, among others, which explores the successful though scandalous later career of the bully in Tom Brown's School Days. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flashman And The Redskins

Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000721717X
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George Macdonald Fraser S Famous Flashman Series Appearing For The First Time In B-Format With An Exciting New Series Style, Ready To Please His Legions Of Old Fans And Attract Armies Of New Ones. The Flashman Papers 1849 50 And 1875 1876 Vol. Seven What Was Harry Flashman Doing On The Slopes Of The Little Bighorn, Caught Between The Gallant Remnant Of Custer S 7Th Cavalry And The Withering Attack Of Sitting Bull S Braves? He Was Trying To Get Out Of The Line Of Fire And Escape Yet Again With His Life (If Not With His Honour) Intact After Setting The American West By Its Ears. Here Is The Legendary And Authentic West Of The Mangas Colorado And Kit Carson, Of Custer And Spotted Tail, Of Crazy Horse And The Deadwood Stage, Gunfighters And Gamblers, Eccentrics, Scoundrels And, Of Course, Indian Belles, Dusky Beauties, Enthusiastic Widows And Mysterious Adventuresses; This Seventh Volume Of The Flashman Papers Shows The West As It Really Was. Terrifying!

Force For Freedom

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Editor: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563110040
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Volume II is a photo album of the 98th. It contains group photos of the members of the 98th from 1942 to 1952. Includes 343rd, 344th, 345th and 415th Bomb Squadrons.