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The Road to Rangoon

The Road to Rangoon

  • Author: Lucy Cruickshanks
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1782063463
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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In 1980s Burma, the British ambassador's son goes missing. Discovered in the north of the country, Michael Atwood is in imminent danger, trapped between sides fighting a bitter civil war and with no way of getting back to Rangoon. His best hope of salvation is to trust Thuza, a ruby smuggler who offers to help him escape. Beautiful and deeply scarred, Thuza has spent her entire life in a frontier town between rebel and government forces, never choosing a side but trying to make a living from both. For Thuza, the ambassador's son is her ticket out of poverty. For Than, an ambitious military officer, exploiting those caught up in the war offers an opportunity for promotion and distinction. But as all three learn to their cost, in this exotic, enigmatic and savage country, everyone has a price. This is a tale of ambition, salvation and hope that confirms Lucy Cruickshanks as a master storyteller.

Das Echo unserer Träume

Das Echo unserer Träume

Roman

  • Author: Jenny Ashcroft
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641227992
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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Singapur 1897: Die Zwillingsschwestern Harriet und Mae leben auf dem Anwesen des strengen David Keeley, der eine von beiden zur Frau nehmen soll. Während Mae versucht, dem Hausherren zu gefallen, möchte Harriet ihr eigenes Leben führen. Doch als sie sich in den wohlhabenden Alexander Blake verliebt, führen Davids Eifersucht und Maes Schmerz zu einer furchtbaren Tragödie ... London 1941: Die junge Ivy Harcourt wird vom britischen Geheimdienst ins kriegszerrüttete Singapur versetzt. Sie kann nicht ahnen, dass sie auf der fernen Insel nicht nur die Liebe finden, sondern auch auf ein erschütterndes Geheimnis aus dem Leben ihrer Großmutter Mae stoßen wird.

Der Stoff, aus dem die Liebe ist

Der Stoff, aus dem die Liebe ist

  • Author: Isabel Wolff
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644434816
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Jedes Kleid hat ein Geheimnis. Jede Frau auch. Endlich ist Phoebes großer Traum wahr geworden: Sie hat einen Laden für Vintage-Mode eröffnet. Jede der rauschenden Abendroben erzählt eine Geschichte. Und nichts macht Phoebe glücklicher, als das richtige Kleid für die richtige Frau zu finden. Doch noch immer überschattet ein schreckliches Ereignis ihr Leben. Damals hat sie nicht nur ihre große Liebe verloren, sondern auch die beste Freundin – für immer. Erst als Phoebe die Französin Thérèse kennenlernt, findet sie die Kraft, sich der Vergangenheit zu stellen. Denn die alte Dame weiß, was Schuld bedeutet ... «Was für ein zauberhaftes Buch! Eine bittersüße Liebesgeschichte, wunderbar erzählt. Am Ende hat man Tränen in den Augen!» (Daily Mail)

Papers relating to a railway between Rangoon and Prome, in British Burmah, etc

Papers relating to a railway between Rangoon and Prome, in British Burmah, etc

  • Author: RANGOON.
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Tenko Rangoon Jail

Tenko Rangoon Jail

  • Author: John Boyd,Gary Garth
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9781563112867
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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Road to Delhi

Road to Delhi

  • Author: M. Sivaram
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462912788
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Although the peaceful struggles of Mahatma Gandhi are well known in the West, the armed resistance of many Indians during World War II is far less understood; this epic drama ads an important layer to the history of India and the British Empire. The east Asian battlefronts serve as the backgrounds for this story of the attempt by patriotic Indians to drive the British out of their Motherland and gain independence; of the fanatic ambition to attain this goal by the man who chose to be called "Nataji" (the leader), Subhas Chandra Bose; and of the Indian Independence League, ingratiating themselves to the Japanese to further their end while the Japanese happily appeared to reciprocate to gain the Indians' support against the British. The action and drama that filled this battle within the larger scale war is vividly told in this first person narrative by one who remembers what it feels like to have closely escaped death and is grateful to be alive to tell about it. Author Sivaram, who enjoyed the confidence of Netaji Bose and was appointed by him to several positions of responsibility during the Free India campaign, is uniquely qualified to tell this stirring tale.

The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

  • Author: B. M. (Bithia Mary) Croker
  • Publisher: tredition
  • ISBN: 3847210971
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 279
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Tank Tracks to Rangoon

Tank Tracks to Rangoon

The Story of British Armour in Burma

  • Author: Bryan Perrett
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473835151
  • Category: History
  • Page: 255
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Fighting in a somewhat forgotten corner of Empire during the Second World War, the British and Indian armoured regiments called upon to harness the power of tank warfare to extreme new levels did so in an effort to outwit an army until that point considered invincible - the Imperial Japanese Army. Their collective efforts were heroic and massively effective, giving the Japanese a taste of mechanised warfare from which they never recovered. ??Bryan Perrett describes the full course of the armoured units' efforts, illustrating the importance of the mighty 7th Armoured Brigade; a 'magnificent formation' in General Slim's estimation. In a conflict that saw much development in the field of tank design and production, Perrett illustrates the practical repercussions of such advances in this most extreme of wartime environments. Detailed research has produced hard evidence of the Japanese use of gas against British tanks, and countless instances of Japan's human-bomb anti-tank technique. Above all, this book shows to what extent the tank can prove a decisive weapon in the unlikeliest areas.

On the Back Road to Mandalay

On the Back Road to Mandalay

  • Author: Robert G. Johnson
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1600347355
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 360
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"On the Back Road to Mandalay" is the story of twenty years of life and work in the mountains of western Burma. To advance the Christian faith, they had an adventurous life raising their children, running schools, training men and women for ministry, translating the Bible, building churches, producing Christian literature and Sunday school material, and promoting health and education.

Victorian Literature

Victorian Literature

An Anthology

  • Author: Victor Shea,William Whitla
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118329023
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1008
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Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts. Represents the period’s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography

The Road to Wanting

The Road to Wanting

  • Author: Wendy Law-Yone
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407051962
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Sometimes the hardest journey is the road home. Na Ga was always in search of a better life. But now she sits, alone, in a hotel room in Wanting, a godforsaken town on the Chinese-Burmese border. Plucked from her wild life as a rural eel-catcher, Na Ga is then abandoned by her would-be rescuers in Rangoon. Later, as a teenager, she finds herself chasing the dream of a new life in Thailand - where further betrayals and violations await. Yet it seems that her fighting spirit will not be broken. But for how long can Na Ga belong nowhere and with no one? In the dingy hotel in Wanting she is forced to confront her compulsion to keep running, and to ask herself why, until now, she's resisted the journey home. Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.

Burma 1942

Burma 1942

The Road from Rangoon to Mandalay

  • Author: Alan Warren
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441106731
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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In December 1941 Japan set out to seize South-East Asia and the western Pacific to complete the building of a self-sufficient empire. The rapid loss of all of Britain's possessions in the Far East was the culmination of a failed attempt to deal with the rise of Japanese imperialism. Britain's bluff was called and millions of Britain's 'protected' subjects in Asia fell into the hands of a brutal occupying power. The British fought the Second World War in Burma and India against the backdrop of nationalist unrest and revolt. The appalling Bengal famine of 1943, brought about by the loss of Burma's rice crop and the dislocation of government, would cause the deaths of many. Alan Warren provides a new study of the series of battles that made up the Burma campaign, including first-hand accounts of the conflict and a fresh examination of the armies and commanders of the major combatants. Burma 1942 powerfully demonstrates how victory or defeat in particular battles altered the trajectory of the conflict, affecting the lives of millions.

Die Zutaten des Glücks

Die Zutaten des Glücks

Roman

  • Author: Sarah Vaughan
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 373250672X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 398
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Jenny, Claire, Vicky und Karen führen völlig unterschiedliche Leben. Eines ist ihnen gemeinsam: Sie alle haben sich für einen begehrten Londoner Backwettbewerb qualifiziert. Doch die Herstellung der süßen Köstlichkeiten ist nicht die einzige zu meisternde Herausforderung, wie sich mit wachsender Vertrautheit unter den Frauen schon bald zeigt: Lebenslügen werden entlarvt, Geheimnisse gelangen ans Tageslicht, und schließlich wird jede mit neuem Blick in die Zukunft schauen- ... Ein Roman wie eine Schokoladentorte Grundzutaten: Vier Frauen, unterschiedlich Vier Lebensgeschichten, vielfältig Ein Geheimnis, zartherb Ein Backwettbewerb, verheißungsvoll In Häppchen oder am Stück zu genießen

Forgotten Armies

Forgotten Armies

The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945

  • Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,Timothy Norman Harper
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674017481
  • Category: History
  • Page: 555
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In the early stages of the Second World War, the vast crescent of British-ruled territories stretching from India to Singapore appeared as a massive Allied asset. It provided scores of soldiers and great quantities of raw materials and helped present a seemingly impregnable global defense against the Axis. Yet, within a few weeks in 1941-42, a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, sweeping suddenly and decisively through south and southeast Asia to the Indian frontier, and provoking the extraordinary revolutionary struggles which would mark the beginning of the end of British dominion in the East and the rise of today's Asian world. More than a military history, this gripping account of groundbreaking battles and guerrilla campaigns creates a panoramic view of British Asia as it was ravaged by warfare, nationalist insurgency, disease, and famine. It breathes life into the armies of soldiers, civilians, laborers, businessmen, comfort women, doctors, and nurses who confronted the daily brutalities of a combat zone which extended from metropolitan cities to remote jungles, from tropical plantations to the Himalayas. Drawing upon a vast range of Indian, Burmese, Chinese, and Malay as well as British, American, and Japanese voices, the authors make vivid one of the central dramas of the twentieth century: the birth of modern south and southeast Asia and the death of British rule.

Constant Vigilance

Constant Vigilance

The RAF Regiment in the Burma Campaign

  • Author: Nigel W. M. Warwick
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1844155005
  • Category: History
  • Page: 302
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Beretter om det britiske "Royal Air Force Regiment" og dets indsats i Sydøstasien under 2. verdenskrig. Regimentet var en specialstyrke til forsvar af flyvepladser og andre nøglepunkter.

The Road to Tahrir Square

The Road to Tahrir Square

Egypt and the United States from the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak

  • Author: Lloyd C. Gardner
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595587519
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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When protesters in Egypt began to fill Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25th—and refused to leave until their demand that Hosni Mubarak step down was met—the politics of the region changed overnight. And the United States’ long friendship with the man who had ruled under Emergency Law for thirty years came starkly into question. From Franklin D. Roosevelt’s brief meeting with King Farouk near the end of World War II to Barack Obama’s Cairo Speech in 2009 and the recent fall of Mubarak—the most significant turning point in American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War—this timely new book answers the urgent question of why Egypt has mattered so much to the United States. The Road to Tahrir Square is the first book to connect past and present, offering readers today an understanding of the events and forces determining American policy in this vitally important region. Making full use of the available records—including the controversial Wikileaks archive—renowned historian Lloyd C. Gardner shows how the United States has sought to influence Egypt through economic aid, massive military assistance, and CIA manipulations, an effort that has immediate implications for how the current crisis will alter the balance of power in the Middle East. As millions of Americans ponder how the Egyptian revolution will change the face of the region and the world, here is both a fascinating story of past policies and an essential guide to possible futures.

Return Via Rangoon

Return Via Rangoon

  • Author: Philip Stibbe
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473817625
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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This is one young officer's war story about training and inspiration in the Burmese jungle behind enemy lines. Beaten up and water tortured, yet only giving his captors false information, Stibbe was moved around Burma until he was eventually imprisoned in Rangoon jail. Now stricken with Parkinson's disease, probably as a result of his prison diet, Stibbe with his eldest son, also a soldier, has revised his book and this edition published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Wingate's second triumphant Chindit expedition.

Across Yunnan

Across Yunnan

A Journey of Surprises

  • Author: Archibald John Little,Alicia Little
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108014097
  • Category: History
  • Page: 196
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Detailed and fascinating, this 1910 publication was one of the first books on the Yunnan Province to appear in English.

The Royal Scots

The Royal Scots

A Concise History

  • Author: Trevor Royle
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1780572387
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The Royal Scots are Scotland's oldest infantry regiment, with a tradition that stretches back to 1633. This first concise history of the regiment is based largely on the recollections of several generations of Royal Scots - men like Private McBane, who carried his three-year-old son into battle at Malplaquet, and Private Begbie, the youngest soldier to serve in the First World War. These first-hand accounts take the reader through the great wars of the eighteenth century, when Britain was a rising global power, through the setbacks and the triumphs of the Napoleonic Wars and on to the glorious years of the nineteenth century. The two world wars of the twentieth century saw the Royals expand in size, and there are full accounts of its meritorious service on all the main battle fronts. More recently, the regiment has been involved in operations in the Balkans and Iraq. In 2006, in one of the most radical changes in the country's defence policy, the Royal Scots will be amalgamated into the new Royal Regiment of Scotland. Royal Scots is, therefore, a timely celebration of the British Army's most venerable regiment, right of the line and second to none.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices

A Memoir

  • Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147113153X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 656
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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.