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The Forgotten Soldier (Part 1 of 3)
The Forgotten Soldier (Part 1 of 3)
Charlie Connelly
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Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen. But this is not just his story; it is the story of all the young forgotten soldiers who fought and bravely died for their country The Forgotten Soldier tells the story of Private Edward Connelly, aged 19, killed in the First World War a week before the Armistice and immediately forgotten, even, it seems, by his own family. Edward died on exactly the same day, and as part of the same military offensive, as Wilfred Owen. They died only a few miles apart and yet there cannot be a bigger contrast between their legacies. Edward had been born into poverty in west London on the eve of the twentieth century, had a job washing railway carriages, was con*ed into the army at the age of eighteen and sent to the Western Front from where he would never return. He lies buried miles from home in a small military cemetery on the outskirts of an obscure town close to the French border in western Belgium. No-one has ever visited him. Like thousands of other young boys, Edward’s life and death were forgotten. By delving into and uncovering letters, poems and war diaries to reconstruct his great uncle’s brief life and needless death; Charlie fills in the blanks of Edward’s life with the experiences of similar young men giving a voice to the voiceless. Edward Connelly’s tragic story comes to represent all the young men who went off to the Great War and never came home. This is a book about the unsung heroes, the ordinary men who did their duty with utmost courage, and who deserve to be remembered.
Human Nature and the Social Order
Human Nature and the Social Order
Cooley, Charles Horton
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Beacon Lights of History-III
Beacon Lights of History-III
Lord, John
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Capital-1
Capital-1
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A Manual of Parliamentary Practice
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice
THOMAS JEFFERSON(1743-1826)
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Modern Customs and Ancient Laws in Russia
Modern Customs and Ancient Laws in Russia
Kovalevsky, Maksim
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Jeremy Bentham
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Meditations on First Philosophy
Meditations on First Philosophy
Rene Descartes
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Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England
Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England
Arnold Joseph Toynbee
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Capital-3
Capital-3
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Capital-2
Capital-2
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Lectures on the Early History of Institutions
Lectures on the Early History of Institutions
Henry Summer Maine (1822-1888)
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限时免费读 Sascha Martin's Rocket-Ship A hilarious sci fi action and adventure book for kid
Sascha Martin's Rocket-Ship A hilarious sci fi action and adventure book for kid
John Arthur Nichol
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The audiobook of Sascha Martin’s Rocket-Ship is free when you download this Kindle book! Eight year old Sascha Martin is always inventing things, so he knows how they work. Mostly. For class news time he brings in a rocket that towers over everyone, including the teacher … but he's written "Don't touch!" on the rocket, so what could possibly go wrong? "The story is 'poetry in motion' for rocket ships! Manuela Pentangelo has visually interpreted John's verse with all the best icons from rocketry and science in the gorgeous illustrations." Samantha Ridgway, scientist, mother, and record-holding Australian rocketeer. This children’s picture book is ideal for kids age 8-10, but readers of all ages, from beginners to preteens to adults, will love this wild, funny, deliciously silly adventure wrapped in verse that rhymes and Manuela Pentangelo’s beautiful full colour artwork. Inside, you’ll find a link to the free audiobook, so if you lose your voice reading Sascha Martin's Rocket-Ship aloud, the audiobook can take over. "Delightful, rhyming story that keeps your fingers turning the pages." E. C. Kraeft, author of White Castle (Book One in her Elf Kingdoms series of children’s books). "I am the mother to an energetic young reader that loves all things books. I am constantly looking for new titles that we can read together and I believe I have struck gold with this one! … I was pleasantly surprised to discover the book rhymed throughout (we love rhymes!) and I must add that they are very well done! This book does a great job at turning an already fun story into one that you can practically sing together (which does wonders with a toddler!!)." Thomai Dion, author of the Think-a-Lot Tots early science readers. Sascha Martin's Rocket-Ship is the first in a fun new series of children’s science fiction action and adventure books, about a kid who knows just enough to be really, really dangerous! Author Q&A Why do you write stories in verse? Well I’m compelled to write them. I don’t decide to write stories in verse. It’s something my mind does in the background. I’ll suddenly realise there’s this rhyming couplet in my mind and that it’s been there for a while, and it’s the start of a story. Then I have to work out the rest of that story, all in verse, and that’s just hard work. But it begins unconsciously. Mind you, I do love rhythm and rhyme and poetry. Kids do, too. There’s a poetry-shaped hole in everyone, as an Australian poet once said, and I think that’s right. What draws you to science fiction? I’ve always loved scifi. It’s what I read as a kid, as a teen, what I read now. Along with mystery and suspense. Scifi sets kids free so their imagination is the only limit. Monsters, aliens, dinosaurs, time travel, travel to the stars, portals to other worlds; you can have all that. With science fiction, kids are free to go anywhere in the universe - in any ‘verse, and it seem there might be lots of universes out there. As many universes as there are kids, at least. It’s a bit like magic. Kids love magic, and there are lots of kids who love sci fi. It’s cool. Sci fi is cool. What’s coming up in the Series? Time Travel next, and lots of kids humor. Book 2 is Sascha Martin’s Time Machine. Sascha invents a machine to take his class back in time, and of course there’s a glitch. Other books in the series have bizarre balls, zombies, aliens, dinosaurs, space-ships and portals, a bit of an apocalypse. So much action and adventure. But one of the books is really embarrassing, super-embarrassing, so kids will cringe even as they’re laughing. Illustrating books takes time, but there’ll be plenty of free sneak previews along the way so kids can get a glimpse of what's to come.
限时免费读 Hayat?n Anlam?
Hayat?n Anlam?
Lev Nikolayeviç Tolstoy
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Bir guumln ccedilok zengin bir adam o?lunu yan?na alarak, insanlar?n ne kadar fakir olabilece?ini gouml;stermek iccedilin onu bir koumlye gouml tuumlrduuml. Ccedilok fakir bir ailenin evinde bir guumln bir gece geccedilirdiler. ehre douml nerken baba o?luna sordu: "Yolculu?umuzu nas?l buldun?" "Ccedilok guuml zeldi babac???m" diye cevap verdi o?lu. "?nsanlar?n ne kadar fakir olabilece?ini gouml rduumln de?il mi?" "Evet." "Peki ne ouml ?rendin?" "unu goumlrd uumlm" dedi o?lu: "Bizim evde bir kouml pe?imiz, onlar?n doumlrt kouml pe?i var.
限时免费读 Sefiller
Sefiller
Victor Hugo
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htiyalar ok fazlalaan insanlar kendi z kaynaklarn snrlarn zorlamaya itilir ve yollarna kan herhangi bir savunmasz kiiden bile irkilir. ve ücretler, yiyecek ve s, cesaret ve iyi niyet hepsi sahip olamadklar eylerdir. Bu karanlk ierisinde erkek, kadn ve ocuun zayfln ele geirir ve onlar utan verici ilere zorlar. Artk hibir dehet veya korku dlanmaz. mitsizlik, sadece drt duvarn adilii ve basitlii ile snrlanmtr; hepsi ktülük ve sua ynelir... Hepsi sefillemi, bozulmu birer ktü ve pislik gibi gzükür. Fakat o denli alalm kiilerin de daha fazla alalamayaca bir izgi vardr ve bu dnüm noktasnda, d dünya adeta yutar bu zavall, tahilsiz, kimliksiz insanlar... Onlar "Sefiller"dir; toplumdan dlananlar, yeralt kpekleri...
限时免费读 School Jokes
School Jokes
King Jeo
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School Jokes One hundred of hilarious and funny jokes !Have fun and laugh!
限时免费读 The Adventures of Ulysses
The Adventures of Ulysses
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834
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This work is designed as a supplement to the Adventures of Telemachus. It treats of the conduct and sufferings of Ulysses, the father of Telemachus.
限时免费读 The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1
The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1
Gwynn, Stephen Lucius, 1864-1950
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The following Life of Sir Charles W. Dilke consists mainly of his own Memoirs and of correspondence left by him or furnished by his friends.
限时免费读 The Burgess Bird Book for Children
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo), 1874-1965
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This book was written to supply a definite need. Its preparation was undertaken at the urgent request of booksellers and others who have felt the lack of a satisfactory medium of introduction to bird life for little children. As such, and in no sense whatever as a competitor with the many excellent books on this subject, but rather to supplement these, this volume has been written.
限时免费读 The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future
The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future
Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914
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Whatever interest may be possessed by a collection of detached papers, issued at considerable intervals during a term of several years, and written without special reference one to the other, or, at the first, with any view to subsequent publication, depends as much upon the date at which they were composed, and the condition of affairs then existent, as it does upon essential unity of treatment.
限时免费读 A Double Barrelled Detective Story
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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“We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.”The first scene is in the country, in Virginia; the time, 1880. There has been a wedding, between a handsome young man of slender means and a rich young girl—a case of love at first sight and a precipitate marriage; a marriage bitterly opposed by the girl’s widowed father.
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