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An Ice-Cream War

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780375705021
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Download An Ice-Cream War in PDF Full Online Free by William Boyd and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 1999-10-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Rich in character and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historical novel at its best." --The New York Times Book Review Booker Prize Finalist "Boyd has more than fulfilled the bright promise of [his] first novel. . . . He is capable not only of some very funny satire but also of seriousness and compassion." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 1914. In a hotel room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith dreams of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her decision to return to the Dark Continent--and to her husband. On a faraway English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And in the background of the world's daily chatter: rumors of an Anglo-German conflict, the likes of which no one has ever seen. In An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd brilliantly evokes the private dramas of a generation upswept by the winds of war. After his German neighbor burns his crops--with an apology and a smile--Walter Smith takes up arms on behalf of Great Britain. And when Felix's brother marches off to defend British East Africa, he pursues, against his better judgment, a forbidden love affair. As the sons of the world match wits and weapons on a continent thousands of miles from home, desperation makes bedfellows of enemies and traitors of friends and family. By turns comic and quietly wise, An Ice-Cream War deftly renders lives capsized by violence, chance, and the irrepressible human capacity for love. "Funny, assured, and cleanly, expansively told, a seriocomic romp. Boyd gives us studies of people caught in the side pockets of calamity and dramatizes their plights with humor, detail and grit." --Harper's "Boyd has crafted a quiet, seamless prose in which story and characters flow effortlessly out of a fertile imagination. . . . The reader emerges deeply moved." --Newsday


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An Ice-cream War

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Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780141924595
Pages : 416 pages
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Download An Ice-cream War in PDF Full Online Free by William Boyd and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in the years 1914 to 1918, An Ice Cream War follows the fortunes of two English brothers who enlist and fight in German East Africa. Contrasting the vibrant chaos of East Africa with the quiet gentility of Edwardian England, the novel tracks the brothers' very different but equally tragic experiences in the war and the pressures and sorrows of those they leave at home.


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The Ice Cream Time Machine

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Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN 10 : 9781849897020
Pages : 105 pages
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Download The Ice Cream Time Machine in PDF Full Online Free by David Barry and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2014-06-10 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When they visit their Uncle Vince, little do Bridget and her younger brother Robert know that today will be a day like no other as they join him in hair-raising escapades, travelling across infinite space and thousands of years, accompanied by Leonardo, their uncle's Irish wolfhound, the coolest dog in the universe! During this adventure of a lifetime, they soon discover how dangerous life can be in other centuries, and when they become separated from their time machine, the time travellers wonder if they will ever find their way back to the 21st Century and home.


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The Satiric Worlds of William Boyd

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 3039106910
Pages : 264 pages
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Download The Satiric Worlds of William Boyd in PDF Full Online Free by Juan Francisco Elices Agudo and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study explores five major narratives of Ghanian-born novelist William Boyd from a satiric point of view. Boyd's novels and short stories take up some of the particular traits of satire, a genre which has gradually lost the impact it had in the eighteenth century. This book analyses the satiric spirit of four novels and one short story: A Good Man in Africa, An Ice-Cream War, Stars and Bars, Armadillo and «The Destiny of Nathalie 'X'». It looks at the way Boyd approaches crucial events in twentieth-century history and how he unmasks the follies that underlay most of them. It also deals with issues such as the effects of British colonialism in Africa, the superficiality of Hollywood's film industry and the shortcomings of modern urban civilisation. The theoretical framework of this study is based on the analysis of recent satire criticism.


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Novels of William Boyd

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Publisher : RUT Printer and Publisher
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ISBN 10 : 9789384663087
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Novels of William Boyd in PDF Full Online Free by Dr. Rajesh Shashikant Latane and published by RUT Printer and Publisher. This book was released on 2015-02-25 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: have great pleasure in writing this foreword to Dr. Latane’s book on the Novels of William Boyd. The book is a significant contribution to Boyd criticism. It has discussed the early, the middle and the last phase of Boyd’s novels. In doing if the author has defined the totality of Boyd’s vision. Indeed every novel is a part of this totality and the totality is more than a mere sum of the novels. The reciprocal relationship between the part and the whole is the crux of novel-criticism and the book has given due justice to this aspect. Another important feature of the book is the analysis of the postmodernist element in Boyd’s novels. This critical framework can be used to analysis the postmodernist element in the contemporary Indian novel in English. Even going further it can be used to analyse the Postmodernist element in the contemporary Marathi novel. A thesis is really acknowledged when it become a source material for the future researchers and comparatives. Mr. Latane’s book has that potential. I heartily wish a good reception to the book. Dr. Prakash Deshpande Kejkar Former Professor of English Shivaji University, Kolhapur


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Confectionery and Ice Cream World

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ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112064272815
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Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors

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Publisher : Wallflower Press
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ISBN 10 : 1903364213
Pages : 422 pages
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Download Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors in PDF Full Online Free by Yoram Allon and published by Wallflower Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The guide encompasses the careers of over 350 directors from the last 20 years. A must for any film studies library, it is a unique reference to the changing dynamics of these cinemas.


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Macroeconomics for Today

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ISBN 10 : 9781305887619
Pages : 656 pages
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Download Macroeconomics for Today in PDF Full Online Free by Irvin B. Tucker and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique textual and visual learning system, colorful graphs, and causation chains clarify concepts. The book presents and reinforces core concepts, then gives opportunities to immediately assess your comprehension. Readers study the latest economic information on economic growth, income distribution, federal deficits, environmental issues, and other developments in economics today with an engaging, easy-to-follow format that applies principles to everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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ISBN 10 : 9781305887602
Pages : 928 pages
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Download Economics For Today in PDF Full Online Free by Irvin B. Tucker and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique textual and visual learning system, colorful graphs, and causation chains clarify concepts. The book presents and reinforces core concepts, then gives opportunities to immediately assess your comprehension. Readers study the latest economic information on economic growth, income distribution, federal deficits, environmental issues, and other developments in economics today with an engaging, easy-to-follow format that applies principles to everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781480930216
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Silent Heroes in PDF Full Online Free by Joe Duran and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2016-09-12 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Silent Heroes: One Soldier’s Story By Joe Duran Lou Duarte is in the last place he wants to be: Vietnam. Nothing could have prepared this twenty-one-year-old man from California for the heat, the rain, the country—and the death the war brings. Silent Heroes: One Soldier’s Story follows one individual through his time in combat, showing both the horrific consequences and the strong friendships born out of the conflict. As Lou attempts to adapt to the unimaginable, he will learn how to fight for his country and his life and, in the process, he will meet more than one man destined to become a silent hero.


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Personal Narratives, Peripheral Theatres: Essays on the Great War (1914–18)

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319668512
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Personal Narratives, Peripheral Theatres: Essays on the Great War (1914–18) in PDF Full Online Free by Anthony Barker and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-12-14 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a collection of essays on neglected aspects of the Great War. It begins by asking what exactly was so "Great" about it, before turning to individual studies of various aspects of the war. These fall broadly into two categories. Firstly personal, micro-narratives that deal directly with the experience of war, often derived from contemporary interest in diaries and oral histories. Presenting both a close-up view of the viscerality, and the tedium and powerlessness of personal situations, these same narratives also address the effects of the war on hitherto under-regarded groups such as children and animals. Secondly, the authors look at the impact of the course of the war on theatres, often left out in reflections on the main European combatants and therefore not part of the regular iconography of the trenches in places such as Denmark, Canada, India, the Levant, Greece and East Africa.


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Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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ISBN 10 : 9781250109613
Pages : 336 pages
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Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati: The Queen City's Tasty History

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Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781467117647
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati: The Queen City's Tasty History in PDF Full Online Free by Dann Woellert and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2015 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cincinnati is the home to food inventions, rivalries and restaurants that stand the test of time. The Queen City boasts the invention of both Cincinnati chili and goetta. Mecklenburg Gardens, Arnold's, Izzy's and Scotti's have all operated for over a century. The French restaurant Maisonette was the epitome of fine dining, and Wong Yie's Famous Restaurant took Chinese cuisine from street fare to an exotic experience. Busken Bakery and Frisch's vied for Cincinnati pumpkin pie supremacy by taking digs at each other through billboards and redecorating a Big Boy statue in Busken attire. Author Dann Woellert explores the most iconic eateries, the German influence on Queen City food and what makes dining so unique in Cincinnati.


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ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924066745468
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ISBN 10 : 9780199885763
Pages : 736 pages
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Download The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink in PDF Full Online Free by Andrew F. Smith and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-05-01 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America with fascinating entries on everything from the smell of asparagus to the history of White Castle, and the origin of Bloody Marys to jambalaya, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession. Ideal for the food scholar and food enthusiast alike, it is equally appetizing for anyone fascinated by Americana, capturing our culture and history through what we love most--food! Building on the highly praised and deliciously browseable two-volume compendium the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, this new work serves up everything you could ever want to know about American consumables and their impact on popular culture and the culinary world. Within its pages for example, we learn that Lifesavers candy owes its success to the canny marketing idea of placing the original flavor, mint, next to cash registers at bars. Patrons who bought them to mask the smell of alcohol on their breath before heading home soon found they were just as tasty sober and the company began producing other flavors. Edited by Andrew Smith, a writer and lecturer on culinary history, the Companion serves up more than just trivia however, including hundreds of entries on fast food, celebrity chefs, fish, sandwiches, regional and ethnic cuisine, food science, and historical food traditions. It also dispels a few commonly held myths. Veganism, isn't simply the practice of a few "hippies," but is in fact wide-spread among elite athletic circles. Many of the top competitors in the Ironman and Ultramarathon events go even further, avoiding all animal products by following a strictly vegan diet. Anyone hungering to know what our nation has been cooking and eating for the last three centuries should own the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.


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Re-Imagining the First World War

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443883382
Pages : 410 pages
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Download Re-Imagining the First World War in PDF Full Online Free by Anna Branach-Kallas and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-18 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Preface to his ground-breaking The Great War and Modern Memory (1975), Paul Fussell claimed that “the dynamics and iconography of the Great War have proved crucial political, rhetorical, and artistic determinants on subsequent life.” Forty years after the publication of Fussell’s study, the contributors to this volume reconsider whether the myth generated by World War I is still “part of the fiber of [people’s] lives” in English-speaking countries. What is the place of the First World War in cultural memory today? How have the literary means for remembering the war changed since the war? Can anything new be learned from the effort to re-imagine the First World War after other bloody conflicts of the 20th century? A variety of answers to these questions are provided in Re-Imagining the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture, which explores the Great War in British, Irish, Canadian, Australian, and (post)colonial contexts. The contributors to this collection write about the war from a literary perspective, reinterpreting poetry, fiction, letters, and essays created during or shortly after the war, exploring contemporary discourses of commemoration, and presenting in-depth studies of complex conceptual issues, such as gender and citizenship. Re-Imagining the First World War also includes historical, philosophical and sociological investigations of the first industrialised conflict of the 20th century, which focus on responses to the Great War in political discourse, life writing, music, and film: from the experience of missionaries isolated during the war in the Arctic and Asia, through colonial encounters, exploring the role of Irish, Chinese and Canadian First Nations soldiers during the war, to the representation of war in the world-famous series Downton Abbey and the 2013 album released by contemporary Scottish rock singer Fish. The variety of themes covered by the essays here not only confirms the significance of the First World War in memory today, but also illustrates the necessity of developing new approaches to the first global conflict, and of commemorating “new” victims and agents of war. If modes of remembrance have changed with the postmodern ethical shift in historiography and cultural studies, which encourages the exploration of “other” subjectivities in war, so-far concealed affinities and reverberations are still being discovered, on the macro- and micro-historical levels, the Western and other fronts, the battlefield, and the home front. Although it has been a hundred years since the outbreak of hostilities, there is a need for increased sensitivity to the tension between commemoration and contestation, and to re-member, re-conceptualise and re-imagine the Great War.


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The World in World Wars

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004185456
Pages : 625 pages
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Download The World in World Wars in PDF Full Online Free by Heike Liebau and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-09-24 with total page 625 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume contributes to the growing field of research on the global social history of the World Wars. Focusing on social and cultural aspects, it discusses the broader implications of the wars for African and Asian societies which resulted in significant social and political transformations.