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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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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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The Ice-Cream War

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Publisher : Omnibus Books
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ISBN 10 : 1862919569
Pages : 231 pages
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Download The Ice-Cream War in PDF Full Online Free by Edwina Howard and published by Omnibus Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's hard to know how a war can start, but this one started with mouse poo. There's not much to do in the Forest in the summer holidays, except hit the beach and enjoy a refreshingly cold ice-cream from Uncle Sunny's cart. But when he starts dishing up ice-creams embellished with mouse poo, Jake and Jeremy decide to start their own ice-cream cart. And that's when the war starts. But then again, the trouble might have started when Jake agreed to look after Hoppy, the mad Shetland pony. Anyway, the boys will have to hope the legend of Fergal the Headless Fisherman will get them out of trouble, make them a profit, and end the war.


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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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An Ice-cream War

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Download An Ice-cream War in PDF Full Online Free by William Boyd and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As seen through the eyes of six people, the continuation of the First World War even after the German army had surrended.


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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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Novels of William Boyd

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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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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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Love, War and Ice Cream

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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN 10 : 9781462093090
Pages : 366 pages
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Download Love, War and Ice Cream in PDF Full Online Free by M. Z. Fairtlough and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-05-22 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in England, Italy and Spain during and after WWII, Love, War and Ice Cream paints a vivid portrait of Harry and Marina and their families, revealing their triumphs and tragedies, and the twists that ultimately bring them together. Right from the start, we realize that this is not the usual account of family life. For one thing, its in short story form, and then there are the adorable photographs and hand-sketched illustrations. There are even instructions for many well-loved family games and recipes: a humble Northern Italian milk soupshares space with the quintessentially English ginger cake, and also with the exuberant tortilla mixta from Southern Spain, all of which serve to celebrate the people we meet in this refreshing and innovative memoir. Harry's family membersthe Fairtloughswere overwhelmed by the enormous social changes that occurred after the Great War, and dismayed by the sudden disappearance of their way of life. Marina's peoplethe Camposwere resourceful, willing and able to work hard to better their lot. As war simmered, they emigrated from Italy to Spain, where they sold delicious ice cream. Then Harry met Marina. Blue Ink described the book as a superbly written memoir of two families who represent vastly different cultures Readers will fall in love with the whole bunch of Fairtloughs and Campos For more information, please go to: http://www.lovewarandicecream.com


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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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Macroeconomics for Today

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Publisher : Cengage Learning
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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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Economics For Today

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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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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.


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Die Liebe zu Zeiten der Cholera

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Download Die Liebe zu Zeiten der Cholera in PDF Full Online Free by Gabriel García Márquez and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Silent Heroes

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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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Dragonwars

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781351290746
Pages : 455 pages
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Download Dragonwars in PDF Full Online Free by J. Bowyer Bell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 455 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries international order has been troubled by small wars, insurrections, and revolts--low intensity conflicts. With the implosion of the Soviet empire many thought such violence could be eradicated through the growth of democracy, open societies, and increased productivity and education. Instead the world remains filled with turmoil, pogroms, famine, civil war, rebellion, and terror, often instigated by armed and dangerous zealots. To Americans such killers seem alien and inexplicable, fanatics without reason, beyond the reach of conventional containment or retaliation. J. Bowyer Bell here explores the psychological and strategic ecosystems (which he terms dragon worlds) of modern political violence and suggests how America might effectively deal with it.Dragonwars combines analysis with historical examples drawn from America's involvement with armed struggle in Lebanon, Central Am-erica, Greece, and Vietnam. In each instance, Bell argues, American policy was flawed by lack of empathy and historical understanding combined with a belief that failure could be traced to mistakes in details and procedures. The break up of the old bipolar U.S.-Soviet confrontation released suppressed ambitions, tribal greed, and greater flexibility for the small player. With new technologies of terror, zones of security will become smaller, since open societies present attractive targets for zealots. Bell rejects the notion that massive force can effect a swift and final result. Instead, a new type of warrior will be required; one versed in history and empathetic to the belief-systems of the dragonworlds in which they are deployed.Bell acknowledges that his proposals run counter to American belief and practice, but argues that in the face of insoluble conflicts, incremental advantages, through limited altered global arena, Dragonwars will prove an indispensable guide for policymakers, military planners, historians, and political scientists.