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Heroes of Empire

Heroes of Empire

The British Imperial Protagonist in America, 1596-1764

  • Author: Richard Frohock
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874138795
  • Category: History
  • Page: 227
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Over the past decade, literary scholars have become increasingly engaged with colonial studies and have fashioned various points of focus in their investigations of imperialist narratives, including the figure of woman, cannibalism, the romance of the first encounter, and the tropicopolitan. This book builds on existing work by offering a new focal point: the evolution of the British imperial hero in America from Sir Walter Ralegh's Discoverie of... Guiana (1596) to James Grainger's The Sugar Cane (1764), with concentration on narratives produced between the year of Cromwell's Western Design (1655) and the British raid on Cartegena (1741). Each individual chapter isolates a distinct type of colonial hero, furnishing examples from a wide variety of narratives, including some nonfiction essays and tracts, but chiefly novels, plays, and poems.

Heroes of Empire

Heroes of Empire

Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

  • Author: Edward Berenson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520272587
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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Presents a history of the exploration of Africa between 1870 and 1914 by British and French explorers and argues that these men transformed the imperial steeplechase of those years into a powerful heroic moment.

Hero of the Empire

Hero of the Empire

The Making of Winston Churchill

  • Author: Candice Millard
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241280982
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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'Completely engrossing' Andrew Roberts From The New York Times bestselling author Candice Millard, this is the gripping true story of one dramatic - and emblematic - year in the early life of Winston Churchill At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill believed that to achieve his ambition of becoming Prime Minister he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Although he had put himself in real danger in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering the Spanish-American War in Cuba, glory and fame had eluded him. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899 to write about the brutal colonial war against the Boers. Just two weeks later, he was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape - but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory alone. The story of his escape is extraordinary enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Churchill would later remark that this period, 'could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life'. Candice Millard tells a magnificent story of bravery, savagery and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters - including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener and Gandhi - with whom he would later share the world stage, and gives us an unexpected perspective on one of the iconic figures in our history.

Star WarsTM Erben des Imperiums

Star WarsTM Erben des Imperiums

  • Author: Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 364110307X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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Sie glaubten, das Imperium wäre endgültig besiegt ... Fünf Jahre sind seit dem Sieg über den Imperator vergangen und die Galaxis versucht, sich von den Auswirkungen des Krieges zu erholen. Tausende von Lichtjahren entfernt aber hat der letzte der imperialen Kriegsherren, der brillante Großadmiral Thrawn, das Kommando über die zerrüttete Imperiale Flotte übernommen – und richtet diese auf die noch schwache Neue Republik. Denn Thrawn hat zwei entscheidende Entdeckungen gemacht, die alles zerstören könnten, wofür Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Prinzessin Leia und all die tapferen Rebellen so hart gekämpft haben ... Die Jubiläumsausgabe des erfolgreichen Romans – jetzt mit Einleitung und Anmerkungen des Autors Timothy Zahn, exklusiven Kommentaren von Lucasfilm und des Originalverlags und einer brandneuen Bonusstory.

The Epic of Askia Mohammed

The Epic of Askia Mohammed

  • Author: Thomas A. Hale,Nouhou Malio,Mounkaila Maiga
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253209900
  • Category: History
  • Page: 88
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Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader in the history of the Songhay Empire, which reached its apogee during his reign in 1493-1528. Songhay, approximately halfway between the present-day cities of Timbuktu in Mali and Niamey in Niger, became a political force beginning in 1463, under the leadership of Sonni Ali Ber. By the time of his death in 1492, the foundation had been laid for the development under Askia Mohammed of a complex system of administration, a well-equipped army and navy, and a network of large government-owned farms. The present rendition of the epic was narrated by the griot (or jeseré) Nouhou Malio over two evenings in Saga, a small town on the Niger River, two miles downstream from Niamey. The text is a word-for-word translation from Nouhou Malio's oral performance.

Wahre Helden

Wahre Helden

ein Scheibenwelt-Roman

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442545315
  • Category:
  • Page: 158
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Lord Vetinari, der verdienstvolle Herrscher von Ankh-Morpork, stellt ein Team zur Rettung der Scheibenwelt zusammen. Der geniale Erfinder Leonard von Quirm konstruiert das erste umlaufbahntaugliche Fluggerät, mit dem er mit Hauptmann Karotte und dem Zauberer Rincewind sowie 200 feuerspeienden Drachen zu den unerhörtesten Abenteuern aufbricht.

Summary, Analysis & Review of Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire by Instaread

Summary, Analysis & Review of Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire by Instaread

  • Author: Instaread
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • ISBN: 1683785487
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 38
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire by Instaread Preview: Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill is an account of future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s rise to fame during the Second Boer War. It focuses on Churchill’s early career as a war journalist and particularly on his daring escape from a Boer prisoner of war camp. That escape propelled him to national fame and launched his political career. Churchill was born in 1874 into a world dominated by the British Empire. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a brilliant politician whose career was cut short by his irascibility. He died after an undiagnosed illness and erratic behavior when Churchill was 21. Churchill’s mother Jennie was a breathtakingly beautiful socialite who was widely known to have had many affairs including a possible liaison with the Prince of Wales. Churchill was certain from a young age that he was… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire by Instaread · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Soldier Heroes

Soldier Heroes

British Adventure, Empire and the Imagining of Masculinities

  • Author: Graham Dawson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135089515
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 368
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Soldier Heroes explores the imagining of masculinities within adventure stories. Drawing on literary theory, cultural materialism and Kleinian psychoanalysis, it analyses modern British adventure heroes as historical forms of masculinity originating in the era of nineteenth-century popular imperialism, traces their subsequent transformations and examines the way these identities are internalized and lived by men and boys.

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

  • Author: Edward Gibbon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rome
  • Page: N.A
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Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem

Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem

The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish History

  • Author: Joe O'Shea
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press
  • ISBN: 1847175317
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish History The Irish are celebrated at home and abroad as explorers, freedom fighters and great writers and artists, but for every Tom Crean, Bernardo O'Higgins or James Joyce, there is a Hugh Gough, Antoine Walsh or Luke Ryan. This book is about the Irish slavers, grave-robbers, duellists, conmen, drug-lords and killers who wreaked havoc around the world … Includes Beauchamp Bagenal from Carlow, an eighteenth-century duellist, hell-raiser, heart-breaker Burke & Hare grave-robbers turned murderers who supplied cadavers to the medical schools of nineteenth-century Edinburgh Antoine Walsh from Kilkenny who amassed huge fortunes in the French slave trade Luke Ryan, a pirate & buccaneer born in Rush in 1750 Sir Hugh Gough, a Limerick man who commanded the British troops in the first Opium war against China James ‘Sligo’ Jameson who was rumoured to have fallen into madness and cannibalism in the Congo in 1888 … and many more!

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 5

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 5

Complete in Eight Volumes

  • Author: Edward Gibbon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Sons of the Empire

Sons of the Empire

  • Author: Robert Macdonald,Robert H MacDonald, Ed.
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442613130
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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In "Sons of the Empire," Robert MacDonald explores popular ideas and myths in Edwardian Britain, their use by Baden-Powell, and their influence on the Boy Scout movement. In particular, he analyses the model of masculinity provided by the imperial frontier, the view that life in younger, far-flung parts of the empire was stronger, less degenerate than in Britain. The stereotypical adventurer - the frontiersman - provided an alternative ethic to British society. The best known example of it at the time was Baden-Powell himself, a war scout, the Hero of Mafeking in the South African war, and one of the first cult heroes to be created by the modern media. When Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908, he used both the power of the frontier myth and his own legend as a hero to galvanize the movement. The glamour of war scouting was hard to resist, its adventures a seductive invitation to the first recruits. But Baden-Powell had a serious educational program in mind: Boy Scouts were to be trained in good citizenship. MacDonald documents his study with a wide range of contemporary sources, from newspapers to military memoirs. Exploring the genesis of an imperial institution through its own texts, he brings new insight into the Edwardian age.

Mistborn

Mistborn

The Final Empire - The Well of Ascension - The Hero of Ages

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • ISBN: 9780575118560
  • Category: Fantasy fiction, American
  • Page: 1000
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A boxed set of the landmark fantasy from Brandon Sanderson, the man credited with breathing fresh life into Robert Jordan's WHEEL OF TIME. An epic fantasy set in a world where the Dark Lord has gained dominion over the world. A world of ash and pain. A world subjugated. But a world where magic can be drawn from metals. A world waiting for a new heroine, a new hope. A word of mouth bestseller in the USA Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy have now become a massive hit in the UK, introducing readers to the work of one of the genre's great talents. A master of world building, sweeping plots, believable characters and engrossing magic systems.

Alexander Von Humboldt

Alexander Von Humboldt

A Metabiography

  • Author: Nicolaas A. Rupke
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226731499
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 316
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Alexander von Humboldt is one of the most celebrated figures of late-modern science, famous for his work in physical geography, botanical geography and climatology. This volume traces Humboldt's biographical identities through Germany's collective past to shed light on the historical instability of our scientific heroes.

Lafayette: Hero of the American Revolution

Lafayette: Hero of the American Revolution

  • Author: Gonzague Saint Bris
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1605981508
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1258
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The rousing story of Lafayette—aide-de-camp and “adopted son” of George Washington—exploring his vital role in the American Revolution. In this long-overdue history of Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, acclaimed French author Gonzague Saint Bris recounts Lafayette's invaluable contributions to the American War of Independence and, later, the French Revolution of 1789. The first study of Lafayette to appear in almost ten years, Saint Bris’ new volume recounts the young Lafayette's personal friendship with George Washington, who went so far as to refer to Lafayette as his “adopted son,” and his pivotal role as Washington’s aide-de-camp in helping establish the fledgling American nation. Lafayette’s presence at the British surrender at Yorktown is a stark reminder of just how closely our forefather's victory hinged on the help of our French allies, who were roused into action by Lafayette himself. equally absorbing and less well known is Lafayette's idealistic but naive efforts to plant the fruits of the American-style democracy he so admired in the unreceptive soil of his homeland.

Heroines and Heroes: Symbolism, Embodiment, Narratives & Identity

Heroines and Heroes: Symbolism, Embodiment, Narratives & Identity

  • Author: Christopher Hart
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0955124433
  • Category:
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Kinder des Nebels

Kinder des Nebels

Die Nebelgeborenen 1

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher: Piper ebooks
  • ISBN: 349299086X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 896
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Endlich liegt die von Fans sehnlichst erwartete Neuausgabe von Brandon Sandersons erstem »Nebelgeborenen«-Roman vor: Ein roter Himmel, Asche, die das Land bedeckt, und unheimliche Nebel, die aus dem Boden emporsteigen – die Welt des Letzten Reiches ist düster und unheilvoll. Der unsterbliche Lord Ruler herrscht mit eiserner Hand und unterdrückt das Volk der Skaa als Sklaven. Doch damit will Kelsier sich nicht abfinden. Der junge Skaa besitzt mächtige Fähigkeiten und versammelt eine Gruppe Rebellen um sich, um einen ungeheuerlichen Plan zu verwirklichen: Mithilfe der magischen Kräfte der Allomantie will Kelsier Lord Ruler stürzen ...

British Culture and the End of Empire

British Culture and the End of Empire

  • Author: Stuart Ward
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719060489
  • Category: History
  • Page: 241
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The essays in this volume reflect on the fall of the British Empire, and its resonance in British popular culture. The demise of the Empire during the three decades following WWII transformed Britain's relationships with the wider world, and within Britain itself. The contributors argue that the social and cultural impact of decolinization had as significant an effect on the imperial centre as on the colonial periphery.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire

Film and History

  • Author: Martin M. Winkler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118589815
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensiveappreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire fromhistorical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The bookalso provides the principal classical sources on the period. It isa companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004)and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) andcompletes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’sgreatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall ofthe Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, fromhistorical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sourceson the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historianshave considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall ofRome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well astranslations of the principal ancient sources, an extensivebibliography, and a chronology of events