The Summer Before The War
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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
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
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.
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
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.
As New 8vo-over 7æ"-9æ" tall. Paperback. 266pp, First edition. A true story of one familty's nightmare during World War II. Sylvia is six years old when she leaves the Bronx for a summer sojourn in Germany in 1939 with relatives, It would be seven years before a letter arrived addressed to her mother in the States telling her she was still alive. A very clean, square fresh and unread copy.
"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
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.
Set against the burgeoning Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and then just before the outbreak of the Civil War, The Freedom Maze explores both political and personal liberation, and how the two intertwine. In 1960, thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending the summer at her grandmother's old house in the Bayou. But the house has a maze Sophie can't resist exploring once she finds it has a secretive and mischievious inhabitant.
The Summer Before the War
In a superb, rare literary collaboration, two major new talents join their voices to tell the story of a generation at a crossroads and a friendship that stretches over continents and crises. On a summer night in the arty enclave of Capitol Hill, Seattle, best friends Mickey Montauk and Halifax Corderoy throw one last blowout party before their lives part ways.
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 PostThe 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.
Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death. In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. Sundered from all he knows Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. But in the midst of war, no place is safe.
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.
New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge's past-to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I.On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice.
It is the summer of 1916 and, as luck would have it, Otto is assigned to the nascent, unreliable, and utterly frightening Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service. Otto's aerial chauffeur is the self-willed Sergeant-Pilot Toth, with whom he can only communicate in broken Latin-although when all else fails, screaming will suffice! On the ground the rickety Habsburg Empire begins to crumble before the onslaught of World War I, while in the air Otto confronts a series of misadventures and the winds of change.
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.
"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.
Follows the events of the summer of 1863 as the victorious Federal army loses Chattanooga before rallying against the forces of General Braxton Bragg.
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
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.