The Summer Before The War

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It is late summer in East Sussex, 1914. Amidst the season's splendour, fiercely independent Beatrice Nash arrives in the coastal town of Rye to fill a teaching position at the local grammar school. There she is taken under the wing of formidable matriarch Agatha Kent, who, along with her charming nephews, tries her best to welcome Beatrice to a place that remains stubbornly resistant to the idea of female teachers.

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In the years shortly before the Civil War, many Southern plantation owners and their families "summered" in the cooler climate of the northern states, often along the New England coast. These journeys frequently included side trips to New York, Boston, or

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Summary of The Summer Before the War: by Helen Simonson Includes Analysis

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From director George Lucas (Star Wars) and producer Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), American Graffiti is a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock' n' roll. Starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Suzanne Somers in their breakout roles, this nostalgic look back follows a group of teenagers as they cruise the streets on their last summer night before college.

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In the late summer of 1836 the locomotive first reached Utica and a new era in the development of Central and Northern New York was begun. For forty years before that time, however-in fact ever since the close of the War of the Revolution-there had been a

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From director George Lucas (Star Wars) and producer Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), American Graffiti is a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock' n' roll. Starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Suzanne Somers in their breakout roles, this nostalgic look back follows a group of teenagers as they cruise the streets on their last summer night before college.

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Dale and his friends continue their musical adventures in book three of the Adventures with Music series as American involvement in World War II winds down. The band has its first concert, Chrissy plays a solo, the group learns to play jazz, and Dale confronts a bully. In celebration of their 12th birthdays, the friends decide to do 12 things they've never done before.

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I sat and thought for a bit, for the name 'Bullivant' carried me back eighteen months to the hot summer before the war. I had not seen the man since, though I had read about him in the papers. For more than a year I had been a busy battalion officer, with

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During the Summer of 1967, sixteen-year-old Emily Hudson falls in love for the first time with Jimmy Moran just before he enlists in the Marine Corps and heads off to war. When he returns, both Emily and Jimmy have changed, and they go their separate ways

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I sat and thought for a bit, for the name 'Bullivant' carried me back eighteen months to the hot summer before the war. I had not seen the man since, though I had read about him in the papers. For more than a year I had been a busy battalion officer, with

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1500 years before the events in The Human: The elf queen motioned from the two Seasons back to the elf by her side. "This is Ealis. She will accompany the Spring Prince on his journey and assist him as needed." "What?" Morrigann's jaw dropped and he tore his gaze from Ealis back to the Summer Queen. "What journey?" His mother silenced him with a look.

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An ambitious and startling debut novel that follows the lives of four women at a resort popular among slaveholders who bring their enslaved mistresseswench 'wench n. from Middle English "wenchel," 1 a: a girl, maid, young woman; a female child. Tawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War. Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear.

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A powerful autobiographical story of the author's childhood and her home town Bitola, Macedonia in the period before and during the Second World War

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Back is the story of Charlie Summer, who is back from the war and a POW camp having lost the woman he loved, Rose, to illness before he left and his leg to fighting. In other words, Charlie has very little to come back to, only memories, and on top of that he has been deeply traumatized by his experience of war. Rose's father introduces him to another young woman, Nancy, and Charlie becomes convinced that she is in fact Rose and pursues her.

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In this, the second volume covering the war on the Western Front, Peter Simkins describes the last great battles of attrition at Arras, on the Aisne and at Passchendaele in 1917. Then he moves on to relate the successive offensives launched by Germany in the spring and summer of 1918 in an effort to achieve victory or a favourable peace before American manpower proved decisive.

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Praise for Mad Dog and Englishman. "A suspenseful tale, told from the title to the end with wit and warmth by a very talented writer." -Nancy Pickard, award-winning author of The Scent of Rain and Lightning Summer in Benteen, County, Kansas, is a season possessed of all the gentle subtlety of an act of war. Winter, of course, is no better, but remembrance of its frosts and blizzards and winds that begin to suck away your life before you walk a dozen steps has grown faint by the early hours of a Sunday morning in late June.

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"The Seasons of the EmmaLee" takes the reader back to the idyllic resort town of Charlevoix, Michigan in the years before and after World War II. Emily Compton, a young woman from a privileged summer family, finds herself in a tragic relationship with a y

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Judged only as a World War Two survivor's chronicle, Millie Werber's story would be remarkable enough. Born in central Poland in the town of Radom, she found herself trapped in the ghetto at the age of fourteen, a slave laborer in an armaments factory in the summer of 1942, transported to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944, before being marched to a second armaments factory.

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In the summer of 1914 love finds Jeanne DeReadt in the form of a young and handsome Belgium lieutenant. The young lovers go on a clandestine picnic with their friends, and the idyllic day and evening will be forever burned into Jeanne's memory. By date's end, WWI has begun, Belgium is invaded and they are at gunpoint before a German officer. The mechanizations of a small country desperately trying to remain neutral at the onslaught of the first Great World War have far reaching impacts on its citizens.

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The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto (spring 1941-summer 1942) . and her piano accompanist: W3adys3aw Szpilman, made famous by Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning film "The Pianist," based on Szpilman's memoir.

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Key victories at Gettysburg in the North and Vicksburg in the South gave Union forces the upper hand in summer 1863. But the long Civil War was far from over. It would take nearly two more years and thousands of lives before this bloody conflict would come to an end.

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"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER A novel to cure your "Downton Abbey" withdrawal. a delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community. "The Washington Post" The bestselling author of "Major Pettigrew s Last Stand "returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set.

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Before I started this book in 2002, I had had a persistent urge for years to write a story about a small New England town-namely, Northfield, Massachusetts-that I loved and knew well. Six generations of my family have gone there. The first ancestor of mine arrived in 1890, and for more than one hundred years afterward, family members returned in the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

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Follows the events of the summer of 1863 as the victorious Federal army loses Chattanooga before rallying against the forces of General Braxton Bragg.

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Beginning in Kent in the summer of 1830 before spreading throughout the country, the Swing Riots were the most dramatic and widespread rising of the English rural poor. Seeking an end to their immiseration, the protestors destroyed machines, demanded high

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Beginning in the fall of 1920, Aleksandr Antonov led an insurgency that became the largest armed peasant revolt against the Soviets during the civil war. Yet by the summer of 1921, the revolt had been crushed, and popular support for the movement had all but disappeared. Until now, details of this conflict have remained hidden. Erik Landis mines recently opened provincial and central Soviet archives and international collections to provide a depth of detail and historical analysis never before possible in this definitive account of the uprising.

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