Eleanor L. Pray Letters from Vladivostok, 1894-1930

Biographies

Eleanor L. Pray: Letters from Vladivostok, 1894-1930 By Eleanor Lord Pray
Archbishop Pole By John Edwards
The Gulf Between Us: A Story of Love and Survival in Desert Storm By Cynthia B. Acree
British Generalship during the Great War By Simon Robbins
Pope John Paul II: Young Man of the Church (Childhood of World Figures) by George E. Stanley

Eleanor L. Pray: Letters from Vladivostok, 1894-1930 By Eleanor Lord Pray

2013 | 280 Pages | ISBN: 0295993243 | PDF | 2 MB

In 1894, Eleanor L. Pray left her New England home to move to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East with her husband, a merchant apprentice. Over the next thirty-six years- from the time of Tsar Alexander III to the early years of Stalin’s rule-she wrote over 2,000 letters chronicling her family life and the tumultuous social and political events she witnessed. Vladivostok, 5,600 miles east of Moscow, was shaped by a rich intersection of European and Asian cultures, and Pray’s witty and observant writing paints a vivid picture of the city and its denizens during a period of momentous social change. The book offers highlights from Pray’s letters along with illuminating historical and biographical information.

Archbishop Pole By John Edwards

2014 | 308 Pages | ISBN: 1409420574 | PDF | 1 MB

This fresh exploration of the life, work and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses particularly on Pole’s final years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. Fully integrating Pole’s English and Continental European experiences, John Edwards places these in their historical context and signposts lessons for contemporary issues and concerns.Stressing the events and character of Pole’s ‚English‘ life, up to his exile in the 1530s, as well as in his final years in England (1554-58), this book explores his close relationship, both genealogical and emotional, with Henry VIII and Mary I. Portraying Pole as a crucial figure in the Catholic-Protestant division, which still affects Britain today, this book details the first, and so far last, attempt to restore Roman Catholicism as the ’national religion‘ of England and Wales by telling the life-story of the hinge figure in forging English religious and political identity for several centuries. The final section of this book draws together important and illuminating source material written by Pole during his years as Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Gulf Between Us: A Story of Love and Survival in Desert Storm By Cynthia B. Acree

2001 | 332 Pages | ISBN: 1574883704 | PDF | 17 MB

The Gulf Between Us offers a rare look inside the life of a heroic military family. When Col. Acree is shot down and captured on the second day of the Gulf War, Cynthia Acree begins her own form of captivity at the center of an international media storm. With courage and love they survive the war and start the road back to a normal live. This compelling memoir gives both perspectives of the war experience and shows that there are still heroes.

British Generalship during the Great War By Simon Robbins

2010 | 352 Pages | ISBN: 075466127X | PDF | 7 MB

Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath conducted by unimaginative and incompetent generals. Instead it demonstrates that men like Home developed new tactics and techniques to deal with the novel problems of trench warfare and in so doing seeks to re-establish the image of the British generals and explain the reasons for the failures of 1915-16 and the successes of 1917-18 and how this remarkable change in performance was achieved by a much maligned group of senior officers. Horne’s important career and remarkable character sheds light not only on the major battles in which he was involved; the progress of the war; his relationships with his staff and other senior officers; the novel problems of trench warfare; the assimilation of new weapons, tactics and training methods; and, the difficulties posed by the German defences, but also on the attitudes and professionalism of a senior British commander serving on the Western Front. Horne’s career thus provides a vehicle for studying the performance of the British Army in the first quarter of the Twentieth Century. It also gives an important insight into the attitudes, ethos and professionalism of the officer corps which led that army to victory on the Western Front, exposing not only its flaws but also its many strengths. This study consequently provides a judgment not only on Horne as a personality, innovator and general of great importance but also on his contemporaries who served with the British Armies in South Africa and France during an era which saw a revolution in military affairs giving birth to a Modern Style of Warfare which still prevails to this day.

Pope John Paul II: Young Man of the Church (Childhood of World Figures) by George E. Stanley

English | July 1, 2005 | ISBN: 1416912827 | 84 Pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Poland. As a child Karol excelled in school – especially in religion and literature. He was a star soccer player and also hiked and kayaked. But most of all Karol loved poetry and theater. Although Karol was liked and respected by his peers, his childhood was touched by tragedy.

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