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Scott Of The Antarctic

Author : Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley
ISBN : 0803272480
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1909, polar explorers looked toward the South. Robert Falcon Scott, whose 1901?1904 expedition into Antarctica's frozen shoulder had made him a celebrity in England, began plans to return. In June1910 the Terra Nova sailed toward the earth's underbelly. When Scott'søparty reached the South Pole on January 17,1912, after severe hardships, they discovered that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had beat them to it a month before. Demoralized, frozen, exhausted, and starved, they started to retrace their painful steps over the ice but were forced to stop only eleven miles from a supply depot. By a supreme act of will, the captain managed to write his last letters, which were found with the bodies in November. Elspeth Huxley draws on those letters and diaries in her luminous biography. It reaches back to Scott's first voyage to the Antarctic, introduces the charming sculptor he married in middle age after a whirlwind of self-doubt, and builds up to the last expedition?a marvel of teamwork?that will always be remembered for the nobility shown by men facing death. The story of Robert Falcon Scott is all the more interesting because he was a complex, self-questioning man whose conquest of the self was "a feat perhaps more admirable than the conquest of the Pole."

Athleticism In The Victorian And Edwardian Public School

Author : J. A. Mangan
ISBN : 9781136347993
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Games obsessed the Victorian and Edwardian public schools. The obsession has become widely known as athleticism. When it appeared in 1981, this book was the first major study of the games ethos which dominated the lives of many Victorian and Edwardian public schoolboys. Written with Professor Mangan's customary panache, it has become a classic, the seminal work on the social and cultural history of modern sport.

The Age Of The Dream Palace

Author : Jeffrey Richards
ISBN : 9781848851221
Genre : History
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The period between the two world wars is often named 'the golden age of the cinema' in Britain. This title examines the role of going to the pictures in people's lives during a tough period when people regularly spent a few pence to purchase ready-made dreams watching Gracie Fields, Robert Donat and the other stars of the day.

The Road To Armageddon

Author : Cecil D. Eby
ISBN : 0822307758
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Lost Generation has held the imagination of those who succeeded them, partly because the idea that modern war could be romantic, generous, and noble died with the casualties of that war. From this remove, it seems almost perverse that Britons, Germans, and Frenchmen of every social class eagerly rushed to the fields of Flanders and to misery and death. In The Road to Armageddon Cecil Eby shows how the widely admired writers of English popular fiction and poetry contributed, at least in England, to a romantic militarism coupled with xenophobia that helped create the climate that made World War I seem almost inevitable. Between the close of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 and the opening guns of 1914, the works of such widely read and admired writers as H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, and Rupert Brooke, as well as a host of now almost forgotten contemporaries, bombarded their avid readers with strident warnings of imminent invasions and prophecies of the collapse of civilization under barbarian onslaught and internal moral collapse. Eby seems these narratives as growing from and in turn fueling a collective neurosis in which dread of coming war coexisted with an almost loving infatuation with it. The author presents a vivid panorama of a militant mileau in which warfare on a scale hitherto unimaginable was largely coaxed into being by works of literary imagination. The role of covert propaganda, concealed in seemingly harmless literary texts, is memorably illustrated.

On The Ice

Author : Gretchen Legler
ISBN : 157131282X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Follows the author's trip to McMurdo Station in Antartica, where she discovers how a community can allow a life to reset.

The American Philatelist

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ISBN : PSU:000070849141
Genre : Stamp collecting
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The Select Reader

Author : Noel Rae
ISBN : 0373218060
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Cam Anderson, a courageous officer of the Black Jaguar Squadron in South America, finds her latest mission compromised by her growing attraction to Officer Gus Morales, which plunges her into the heart of danger. Original.

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