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British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Arthur ...
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Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. (Duke of Wellington, at Waterloo) In September 1852 a steam train carried the body of Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington, from Kent to London, where he was to be interred at St. Paul's Cathedral. A million would flock to pay their final respects at his huge funeral, and young Queen Victoria wept openly. By the time of his death, Wellington had been prime minister twice, a shrewd personal advisor to four British monarchs, and one of the nation's most prominent politicians for three decades. Despite his nearly four decades of peacetime service in and out of politics, Wellington has remained one of the titans of the 19th century because of one June day in 1815. Then, as now, the duke of Wellington is best remembered for defeating Napoleon in the famous battle of Waterloo. The fact Wellington is remembered for Waterloo belies his extraordinary military career, which saw him come up through fighting in the Netherlands and India before opposing Napoleon's forces on the Iberian Peninsula. By the time Wellington took command of allied forces during the 100 Days Campaign and decisively finished the Napoleonic Era at Waterloo, he had participated in about 60 battles and was one of Britain's greatest war heroes. Historical memory of Wellington often stops there, but he spent half his lifetime in politics after Waterloo, serving as a prime minister in the 1820s and an influential Tory in the House of Lords in the 1830s and 1840s, serving all the while as commander in chief of Britain's military. Though he had earned the nickname Iron Duke at the height of his political unpopularity, the originally derisive nickname came to represent his stern will and personality. Includes a bibliography for further reading. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036694/bk_acx0_036694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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USC&GS Ranger
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USC&GS Ranger was a steamer that served in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1919 to 1930 or 1931. Ranger was built as the civilian steam-driven, steel-hulled yacht Thomas Slocum in 1910 by the Robert Jacob Shipyard at City Island in the Bronx, New York. She later was renamed Ranger. From 1917 to 1919, she served in the United States Navy as patrol vessel USS Ranger (SP-237), being renamed USS SP-237 in 1918. SP-237 was transferred to the Department of Commerce for use by the Coast and Geodetic Survey on 28 April 1919. Named USC&GS Ranger in Coast and Geodetic Survey service, she operated along the United States East Coast and in the Atlantic Ocean during her entire career with the Survey. On 28 June 1922, Ranger joined the Coast and Geodetic Survey launch USC&GS Marindin in searching for survivors of the schooner Rose Standish, which had burned off Morro Point Light, Puerto Rico, although none were found.

Anbieter: Dodax
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Cocoa At Midnight
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Kathleen Clifford was born in 1909. Her family lived in a tiny flat near Paddington Station and her earliest memories were of the smell of horses and the shrill whistle of steam trains. For a girl from the slums there was really only one option once school was over - a life in service. She started work in 1925 as a lowly kitchen maid in the London home of Lady Diana Spencer's family. Here she heard tales of the Earl's propensity for setting fire to himself, as well as enjoying the servants' gossip about who was sleeping with whom. The Spencers were just the first in a line of eccentric families for whom she worked during a career that lasted more than thirty years and took her from a London palace to remote medieval estates. But despite long hours, amorous butlers and mad employers, Kathleen always kept her sense of humour and knew how to have fun. On one occasion she was almost caught in bed with her boyfriend who had to jump out of the window and run down the drive in his underwear to escape the local bobby.

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Them Wild Woods
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Educated at Campbell College, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin, Bill Jackson retired in 1999 from a career with Oxfam, the Irish public service and the United Nations. That emigration tore Irish families apart is a given, but rarely is the separation chronicled across three generations. These hitherto unpublished letters describe the life of an Ulster Quaker shop-keeping family whose daughter married and emigrated in 1818. They bring out the fears of parents who will never see their child again and the preoccupations of sisters and brothers who remained behind, caring for the parents and themselves hoping just as much for material success, romance and marriage, as well as for spiritual fulfilment. They reveal along the way the situation of Irish Friends in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the difficulties of making one's way, whether in unsettled Tyrone or settler upstate New York. Among other things, just about everyone who was anyone in Dungannon and its hinterland is mentioned - for good or ill. Armagh, Dublin and Lisburn also feature, as do New York, Buffalo and Collins. There is everything here, from jilting to murders, bankruptcies to fashions, potato prices to politics. The events of the times stud the background. In Ireland, visits by Dungannon's absentee landlords, the proscription of unionist and nationalist parades, O'Connell's trial for sedition, the possibility 'of propelling vessels by steam', Queen Victoria's opening of the Queen's College, Belfast. In America, an encounter with Napoleon's brother, the opening of the Erie Canal, the ball given in New York for Charles Dickens, the abolitionist cause, various presidential elections, P. T. Barnum's hoax exhibition of the 'Feejee Mermaid' These couple of hundred simple family letters throw a candid but sympathetic light on life as it was lived in Ulster and on the Lake Erie shore nearly two centuries ago.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817-1863
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The publication of this book sees the completion of a monumental work listing the technical details and career histories of every significant British warship between 1603 and 1863. Following three earlier volumes, this one carries forward the story from the post-Napoleonic War reorganisation of the Royal Navy's rating system to the end of sail as the principal mode of propulsion. **Although apparently well documented, this is a period of great complexity in the procurement and naval architecture of ships. The introduction of steam radically altered the design of vessels under construction and was later retro-fitted to others, while many 'names' lived a ghostly existence on the Navy List: ships ordered but not started, and in some cases having their intended draughts altered more than once before being cancelled entirely.**This book meticulously sorts out and clarifies these confusions - a major contribution in itself - but for the first time it also provides outline service histories for an era that is largely neglected. Like its companion volumes, the book is organised by Rate, classification and class, with significant technical and building data, followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. **With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era and the formative years of the steam navy that supplanted it.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Book
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The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive No. 4472 'Flying Scotsman' is one of the world's most iconic steam engines. It was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design by Nigel Gresley. Taking its name from the London to Edinburgh non-stop service on which it was employed, 'Flying Scotsman' worked many long-distance express trains in a career in which it covered more than 2,000,000 miles (3,200,000 km). This fascinating pocket-book tells the story of this distinguished locomotive through authentic period literature including LNER and BR service manuals, giving an insight into her construction and operation from the height of her fame in the 1930s through to the end of her BR service in 1963.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817-1863
46,90 CHF *
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The publication of this book sees the completion of a monumental work listing the technical details and career histories of every significant British warship between 1603 and 1863. Following three earlier volumes, this one carries forward the story from the post-Napoleonic War reorganisation of the Royal Navy's rating system to the end of sail as the principal mode of propulsion. **Although apparently well documented, this is a period of great complexity in the procurement and naval architecture of ships. The introduction of steam radically altered the design of vessels under construction and was later retro-fitted to others, while many 'names' lived a ghostly existence on the Navy List: ships ordered but not started, and in some cases having their intended draughts altered more than once before being cancelled entirely.**This book meticulously sorts out and clarifies these confusions - a major contribution in itself - but for the first time it also provides outline service histories for an era that is largely neglected. Like its companion volumes, the book is organised by Rate, classification and class, with significant technical and building data, followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. **With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era and the formative years of the steam navy that supplanted it.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Book
8,49 € *
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The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive No. 4472 'Flying Scotsman' is one of the world's most iconic steam engines. It was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design by Nigel Gresley. Taking its name from the London to Edinburgh non-stop service on which it was employed, 'Flying Scotsman' worked many long-distance express trains in a career in which it covered more than 2,000,000 miles (3,200,000 km). This fascinating pocket-book tells the story of this distinguished locomotive through authentic period literature including LNER and BR service manuals, giving an insight into her construction and operation from the height of her fame in the 1930s through to the end of her BR service in 1963.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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Them Wild Woods
9,99 € *
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Educated at Campbell College, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin, Bill Jackson retired in 1999 from a career with Oxfam, the Irish public service and the United Nations. That emigration tore Irish families apart is a given, but rarely is the separation chronicled across three generations. These hitherto unpublished letters describe the life of an Ulster Quaker shop-keeping family whose daughter married and emigrated in 1818. They bring out the fears of parents who will never see their child again and the preoccupations of sisters and brothers who remained behind, caring for the parents and themselves hoping just as much for material success, romance and marriage, as well as for spiritual fulfilment. They reveal along the way the situation of Irish Friends in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the difficulties of making one's way, whether in unsettled Tyrone or settler upstate New York. Among other things, just about everyone who was anyone in Dungannon and its hinterland is mentioned - for good or ill. Armagh, Dublin and Lisburn also feature, as do New York, Buffalo and Collins. There is everything here, from jilting to murders, bankruptcies to fashions, potato prices to politics. The events of the times stud the background. In Ireland, visits by Dungannon's absentee landlords, the proscription of unionist and nationalist parades, O'Connell's trial for sedition, the possibility 'of propelling vessels by steam', Queen Victoria's opening of the Queen's College, Belfast. In America, an encounter with Napoleon's brother, the opening of the Erie Canal, the ball given in New York for Charles Dickens, the abolitionist cause, various presidential elections, P. T. Barnum's hoax exhibition of the 'Feejee Mermaid' These couple of hundred simple family letters throw a candid but sympathetic light on life as it was lived in Ulster and on the Lake Erie shore nearly two centuries ago.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 19.09.2020
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