Paper Soldier

Author: Hugh Laurie

Publisher: Michael Joseph



Page: 320

View: 859

Oz, the Complete Collection Volume 2 bind-up

Dorothy & the Wizard in Oz; The Road to Oz; The Emerald City of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 656

View: 552

In Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard visit the centre of the Earth, where people are vegetables, glass houses grow and Oz characters reappear. Eventually they return to the Emerald City but will they stay? In The Road to Oz, Dorothy sets out on another adventure with some new friends like the Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, and some old ones like the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. But can they reach the Emerald City in time for Ozma's birthday? In The Emerald City of Oz, Dorothy, her Uncle Henry, and Aunt Em are going to live in the Emerald City. They set out to explore the land of Oz, with the help of Dorothy's friends, but must rush home again when they discover that the Nome King is busy gathering an army for an invasion of Oz. Will they be able to stop the invasion?

The Wonderful World of Oz

The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 948

This fully annotated volume collects three of Baum's fourteen Oz novels in which he developed his utopian vision and which garnered an immense and loyal following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a host of other characters. The Emerald City of Oz (1910) finds Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry coming to Oz just as the wicked Nome King is plotting to conquer its people. In Baum's final novel, Glinda of Oz (1920), Dorothy and Princess Ozma try to prevent a battle between the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Tapping into a deeply rooted desire in himself and his loyal readers to live in a peaceful country which values the sharing of talents and gifts, Baum's imaginative creation, like all great utopian literature, holds out the possibility for change. Also included is a selection of the original illustrations by W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Soldier of the American Revolution: A Visual Reference

Author: Denis Hambucken

Publisher: The Countryman Press


Category: History

Page: 64

View: 362

The life of the average soldier at the onset of the American Revolution in words and photographs. In 1775, at the beginning of the American War of Independence, the men who stood up to the British Regulars were men and boys, farmers, laborers, and artisans. Most procured their own weapons and fought without pay against overwhelming odds. Th is book offers modern readers a colorful glimpse into the day-to-day conditions of an average soldier through photographs of actual artifacts and exacting, historically accurate reproductions of soldiers’ clothing, supplies, and equipment. While other books examine the American Revolution from a political, military, or tactical perspective, this book focuses on day-to-day life and the human experience of the Revolutionary War soldier, the everyman who fought and won freedom for us all.

The Yankee Invasion of Texas

Author: Stephen A. Townsend

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


Category: History

Page: 194

View: 888

In 1863 the Union capture of Texas was viewed as crucial to the strategy to deny the Confederacy the territory west of the Mississippi and thus to break the back of Southern military force. Overland, Texas supplied Louisiana and points east with needed goods; by way of Mexico, Texas offered a detour around the blockade of Southern ports and thus an economic link to England and France. But Union forces had no good base from which to interdict either part of the Texas trade. Their efforts were characterized by short, unsuccessful forays, primarily in East and South Texas. One of these, which left New Orleans on October 26, 1863, and was known as the Rio Grande Expedition, forms the centerpiece of this book. Stephen A. Townsend carefully traces the actions—and inaction—of the Union forces from the capture of Brownsville by troops under Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, through the advance up the coast with the help of Union Loyalists, until General Ulysses S. Grant ordered the abandonment of all of Texas except Brownsville in March 1864. Townsend analyzes the effects of the campaign on the local populace, the morale and good order of the two armies involved, U.S. diplomatic relations with France, the Texas cotton trade, and postwar politics in the state. He thoughtfully assesses the benefits and losses to the Northern war effort of this only sustained occupation of Texas. No understanding of the Civil War west of the Mississippi—or its place in the Union strategy for the Deep South—will be complete without this informative study.


der Einfluss technischer Innovationen auf die Darstellung und das Bild des Krieges in den Medien und Künsten

Author: Claudia Glunz

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH


Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 682

English summary: Since antiquity, technical innovations have had a direct influence on the portrayal of war in the media and the arts. But has the actual structure and substance of war reporting changed in the course of technological progress from antiquity to the present day? Have pamphlets, war paintings, photography, radio reports and radio plays, newsreels, war films, tv news coverage or internet videos yielded more information content? Have they been able to make the incomprehensible reality of the horrors of war more comprehensible, or have means of manipulation and discourse through war images remained the same? Are the media truth machines in both senses? These are the central questions discussed in this anthology. German text. German description: Technische Innovationen haben zweifellos seit der Antike unmittelbaren Einfluss auf die Darstellung des Krieges in den Medien und Kunsten ausgeubt. Doch haben sich tatsachlich die Strukturen und Inhalte der Kriegsberichterstattung in den Produkten verandert, die mit diesen Innovationen erstellt wurden? Haben von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart des 21. Jahrhunderts Flugschriften, Schlachtengemalde, Fotografien, Radioberichte und Horspiele, Wochenschauen und Kriegsfilme, Fernsehnachrichten oder Internetvideos zu einem Mehr an Informationsgehalt gefuhrt? Haben sie die unfassbare Realitat des Grauens der Schlachten nachvollziehbar gestaltet, oder sind die Manipulationswege und die den Bildern eingeschriebenen Diskurse unverandert geblieben? Sind die Medien Wahrheitsmaschinen im doppelten Sinne? Dies waren die zentralen Fragestellungen der Tagung Wahrheitsmaschinen. Der Einfluss technischer Innovationen auf die Darstellung und das Bild des Krieges in den Medien und Kunsten, die vom 3. bis 6. September 2009 an der Universitat Osnabruck stattfand und deren Beitrage im vorliegenden Band versammelt sind.

Protest on the Page

Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent Since 1865

Author: James L. Baughman

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres


Category: History

Page: 278

View: 377

"This collection includes papers originally presented at a September 2012 conference sponsored by the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in Madison, Wisconsin"--Introduction.

Faith in the Fight

Religion and the American Soldier in the Great War

Author: Jonathan H. Ebel

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 745

Faith in the Fight tells a story of religion, soldiering, suffering, and death in the Great War. Recovering the thoughts and experiences of American troops, nurses, and aid workers through their letters, diaries, and memoirs, Jonathan Ebel describes how religion--primarily Christianity--encouraged these young men and women to fight and die, sustained them through war's chaos, and shaped their responses to the war's aftermath. The book reveals the surprising frequency with which Americans who fought viewed the war as a religious challenge that could lead to individual and national redemption. Believing in a "Christianity of the sword," these Americans responded to the war by reasserting their religious faith and proclaiming America God-chosen and righteous in its mission. And while the war sometimes challenged these beliefs, it did not fundamentally alter them. Revising the conventional view that the war was universally disillusioning, Faith in the Fight argues that the war in fact strengthened the religious beliefs of the Americans who fought, and that it helped spark a religiously charged revival of many prewar orthodoxies during a postwar period marked by race riots, labor wars, communist witch hunts, and gender struggles. For many Americans, Ebel argues, the postwar period was actually one of "reillusionment." Demonstrating the deep connections between Christianity and Americans' experience of the First World War, Faith in the Fight encourages us to examine the religious dimensions of America's wars, past and present, and to work toward a deeper understanding of religion and violence in American history.

The Soldier's Farewell

Author: Alan Monaghan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 300

Dublin, 1921. The Irish War of Independence comes to a head, in a conflict that will pit Irishman against Irishman, brother against brother . . . Stephen Ryan, an Irishman who fought for the British in the trenches, is sent to London where negotiations are beginning. He leaves behind his brother, Joe, who has been jailed for his actions in the IRA. There are those on both sides who would see the Treaty fail and Stephen soon finds himself beset by problems – a legal dispute, a blackmail attempt, even a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill. This is a story about two brothers, played out against the political and military upheavals that racked Ireland in the 1920s. The Anglo–Irish Treaty brings the war with the British to a close, but a new war is emerging and Stephen finds himself once more called upon as a soldier. Assassinations and guerrilla warfare are the backdrop to the call to arms, as both sides attempt to force a new order.

The Emerald City of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 710

Memorably illustrated tale of Dorothy's move to Oz. Entertaining fantasy introduces the amusingly bizarre Cuttenclips, Wogglebug, Grand Gallipoot, and the Flutterbudgets. 105 black-and-white illustrations.