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Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg
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Friedrich Hermann (or Frédéric-Armand), 1er duc de Schomberg (originally Schönberg) (December 1615 or January 1616 July 11, 1690), was both a marshal of France and a General in the English Army. Descended from an old family of the Palatinate, he was born at Heidelberg, the son of Hans Meinard von Schönberg (1582 1616) and Anne, daughter of Edward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley. An orphan within a few months of his birth, he was educated by various friends, among whom was Frederick V, Elector Palatine, in whose service his father had been. He began his military career under Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, and passed (1634) into the service of Sweden, entering that of France in 1635. His family, and the allied house of the Saxon Schönbergs had already attained eminence in France. After a time he retired to his family estate at Geisenheim on the Rhine, but in 1639 he re-entered the Dutch army, in which, apparently, apart from a few intervals at Geisenheim, he remained until about 1650.

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Old Kent
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Upshur County, West Virginia was created in 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis counties. Upshur's early history and the lives of its more prominent pioneers and nineteenth-century Native Sons are ably captured in this tripartite volume. Part I, a condensed history of the state prepared by Hu Maxwell, ranges over everything from the first explorations of the Blue Ridge, the French and Indian War, and the Revolution to West Virginia geography and geology, formation of the state, and the Civil War in West Virginia. In Part II, Mr. Cutright lays out the history of the county, with emphasis on the Indian Wars, religious life, geography, formation of the county and its political and governmental institutions, Upshur County and Upshur countians in the Civil War, as well as a whole host of miscellaneous topics, such as turnpike and railroad construction, newspapers, financial institutions, the birds of Upshur County, and much more. In the final third of the volume we find an alphabetically arranged series of over 600 biographical/genealogical sketches of Upshur countians (some of them illustrated), which range from several paragraphs to several pages in length. In the majority of cases the subjects, who were mostly born around mid-century, are identified by their year of birth, the name of one or more parents, and the names of their spouse(s) and children. In addition, we learn something of each subject's career, military service (if any), and his/her movements to and from Upshur County. In short, given the book's 607 densely packed pages of historical and genealogical detail, this is the starting point for Upshur County research.

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Charles Doolittle Walcott Pale
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Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) is one of the most important and highly respected figures in the history of geology. This in-depth biography documents his career and life from birth to retirement from the U.S. Geological Survey in 1907, when he became Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. With very little formal education (he did not complete high school), Walcott became special assistant to James Hall, State Paleontologist of New York, and made a fundamental contribution to the study of trilobites by describing their limbs. He joined the new U.S. Geological Survey in 1879 and rose through the ranks to become its director in 1894, a position he held for 13 years. Walcott is known best for having documented in detail the 'Cambrian', the oldest richly fossiliferous rocks in the world. His primary efforts for the U.S. Geological Survey were in keying fossils to the sequence of rocks, and he brought new precision to the biostratigraphy of the older rocks of North America. A talented and productive scientist, he also applied his talents to administration and made the USGS the most successful scientific organization in the world. At one time he was Director of the USGS, Chief of the Reclamation Service (effectively in charge of national forests), Secretary of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and chairman of two committees appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt. The publication of his biography will serve to illuminate the life of an important but little-known American scientist.

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The Changing Scenes of Life: From the Colonial ...
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Tracing the career of former Colonial Officer and European Administrator Keith Arrowsmith, this politically-charged memoir explores life in war-time India, post-war in Malaya and Singapore, Nigeria, Uganda and Hong Kong. The author's portrait of a life in service, both as a military officer and as a political administrator, opens a window into distinctive periods of international history across Africa and Asia and the birth of European democracy following the inclusion in 1973 of the United Kingdom into the EEC. He has produced a thought-provoking work for those interested in colonial history in Africa and Asia, Ugandan Independence, the ethics of military service and the workings of the European Union. Contrasting the author's career in military service under the colonial empire with his diplomatic career in the EU, the book exposes the extent to which Britain's role has changed over the last century, and questions how theories of international power are practiced in reality. The question remains a pertinent one today.

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Lady of Light
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Since the death of both of her parents, Alexandra Romero's grandmother from Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been her sole support system. But that treasured relationship comes to an abrupt end. Alexandra begins her career in broadcasting, determined to reach the top of her field, and becomes too busy for visits home. Gran often talks of the rich and satisfying life Alexandra could find in the city of her birth-one that would be filled with a support system of people who knew her parents and care deeply about her. Soon it becomes too late. Gran dies, and Alexandra makes her first return trip to New Mexico for the memorial service. Keeping Gran's home and living in Santa Fe is not an option because her career is in New York City, as is her fiancé, Frank Reynolds. Her quick trip extends into several weeks, and Alexandra learns that her Catholic faith and heritage are as important as any big city career. Only when she meets the people in Gran's life and reads her journals does Alexandra realize what she's missed. Through the magic of the Land of Enchantment and a small miracle, Gran's wishes may finally be fulfilled.

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Out Of My Life, By Marshal Von Hindenburg. Vol. I
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Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg is a well-known figure to world history; the supreme war-lord of Germany for many years of the First World War and conservative figure-head of the post-war Germany. Although not of noble birth he rose through the ranks of the pre-war Prussian army, seeing much service in the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. He believed his career over and retired in 1913 before being reactivated for the conflict that would become the First World War. He was assigned to the Eastern Front to combat the Russian armies. Forging a successful partnership with his staff officers, such as Max Hoffmann and Erich Ludendorff who dealt with much of the operational planning, he won the epic victories over the Russians at the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes. Feted as a national hero after these victories and further successes in 1915, he was summoned to take charge on the Western front in 1916. He would mastermind the defensive strategy of the German army in 1916 and 1917 before committing the Germany army to the last throw of the dice in the 1918 German offensive.His memoirs are essential reading for anyone interested in the motivations of the German High command during the First World War. This first volume begins with his early military career up to his assumption of the post of the Chief of the General Staff in 1918.Author - Field-Marshal von Hindenburg, Paul, 1847-1934.Translator - F. A. Holt.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Harper & brothers 1921Original Page Count - 267 pages.Illustrations - 1 Portrait

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Out Of My Life, By Marshal Von Hindenburg. Vol. II
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Field-Marshal Paul von Hindenburg is a well-known figure to world history; the supreme war-lord of Germany for many years of the First World War and conservative figure-head of the post-war Germany. Although not of noble birth he rose through the ranks of the pre-war Prussian army, seeing much service in the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. He believed his career over and retired in 1913 before being reactivated for the conflict that would become the First World War. He was assigned to the Eastern Front to combat the Russian armies. Forging a successful partnership with his staff officers, such as Max Hoffmann and Erich Ludendorff who dealt with much of the operational planning, he won the epic victories over the Russians at the battles of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes. Feted as a national hero after these victories and further successes in 1915, he was summoned to take charge on the Western front in 1916. He would mastermind the defensive strategy of the German army in 1916 and 1917 before committing the Germany army to the last throw of the dice in the 1918 German offensive.His memoirs are essential reading for anyone interested in the motivations of the German High command during the First World War. This second volume carries on his narrative from assumption of the quasi-dictatorship up to the end of the war.Author - Field-Marshal von Hindenburg, Paul, 1847-1934.Translator - F. A. Holt.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Harper & brothers 1921Original Page Count - 296 pages.Illustrations - 1 Portrait

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Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations o...
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Before the shattering of the Napoleonic empire in 1815, Count Las Cases had served loyally for many years in the council of state. However, his most important service was to come after he followed his Emperor into exile on St. Helena. During his time with Napoleon on the &quote;Rock in the Atlantic&quote;, he was to write down all that he heard from the Emperor's mouth, as clear a stream of his thoughts and reminiscences as were ever recorded. He was to eventually publish these entries as the &quote;Memoirs of the life...&quote;, also known as the Memorial de St. Helene. They stand as a classic not just of the history of Napoleon's times, but also of the history of the first year of his banishment.Ranging from his earliest days in Corsica to the ranging battlefields of his career, Napoleon speaks through these pages as in no other of the sources left to us today. Essential reading and the birth of the Napoleonic legend.Author - Las Cases, Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonne, comte de, 1766-1842.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1855, New York, by Red Field.Original Page Count - 400 pages.Illustrations - 4.

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Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations o...
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Before the shattering of the Napoleonic empire in 1815, Count Las Cases had served loyally for many years in the council of state. However, his most important service was to come after he followed his Emperor into exile on St. Helena. During his time with Napoleon on the &quote;Rock in the Atlantic&quote;, he was to write down all that he heard from the Emperor's mouth, as clear a stream of his thoughts and reminiscences as were ever recorded. He was to eventually publish these entries as the &quote;Memoirs of the life...&quote;, also known as the Memorial de St. Helene. They stand as a classic not just of the history of Napoleon's times, but also of the history of the first year of his banishment.Ranging from his earliest days in Corsica to the ranging battlefields of his career, Napoleon speaks through these pages as in no other of the sources left to us today. Essential reading and the birth of the Napoleonic legend. Author - Las Cases, Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonne, comte de, 1766-1842.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1855, New York, by Red Field.Original Page Count - 400 pages.Illustrations - 4.

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