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Duff Cooper was a first-rate witness of just about every significant event from 1914 to 1950.His diary includes some magnificent set pieces - as a young soldier at the end of WWI, as a politician during the General Strike of 1926, as King Edward VIII's friend at the time of the Abdication, and from Paris after the liberation in 1944, when he became British ambassador.If Duff Cooper's name has dimmed in the 50 years since his death, publication of these diaries will bring him to the fore once again. His family have long resisted publication - indeed Duff Cooper's nephew, the publisher Rupert Hart-Davis, was so shocked by the sexual revelations that he suggested to John Julius Norwich that it might be best for all concerned if they were burnt. Now, superbly edited by John Julius Norwich, who familial link ensures all kinds of additional information as footnotes, these diaries join the ranks.
In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian forces, landed in the city.But the Royalists' hopes were dashed: the Revolutionaries reacted with great speed and violence. Instead of striking into France, the Royalists and their foreign allies were besieged in Toulon. Among the Republican forces was a young artillery officer who soon made a name for himself: Napoleon Bonaparte. The stage was set for tragedy.Bernard Ireland's popular and accessible account of the fall of Toulon brings to life a savage episode in European history.
Sean McGlynn investigates the reality of medieval warfare. For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts which we would consider war crimes. Lands laid waste, civilians slaughtered, prisoners massacred: this was standard fare justified by tradition and practical military necessity. It was unbelievably barbaric, but seldom uncontrolled.Such acts of atrocity were calculated, hideous cruelties inflicted in order to achieve a specific end. Sean McGlynn examines the battles of Acre and Agincourt, sieges like Béziers, Lincoln, Jerusalem and Limoges as well as the infamous chevauchées of the Hundred Years War that devastated great swathes of France. He reveals how these grisly affairs form the origin of accepted ¿rules of war¿, codes of conduct that are today being enforced in the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
Stuart Hills embarked his Sherman DD tank on to an LCT at 6.45 a.m., Sunday 4 June 1944. He was 20 years old, unblooded, fresh from a public-school background and Officer Cadet training. He was going to war. Two days later, his tank sunk, he and his crew landed from a rubber dinghy with just the clothes they stood in. After that, the struggles through the Normandy bocage in a replacement tank (of the non-swimming variety), engaging the enemy in a constant round of close encounters, led to a swift mastering of the art of tank warfare and remarkable survival in the midst of carnage and destruction. His story of that journey through hell to victory makes for compulsive reading.
Over 100,000 readers have relied on Trefil to gain a better understanding of physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth sciences, and biology. The book focuses on the great ideas in each field while showing readers how core scientific principles connect to their daily lives. The sixth edition emphasizes important themes and relationships, along with new real world connections. Scientific American has been added to the book along with completely updated examples. The presentation also employs a more visual approach that includes new illustrations and visuals. In addition, new problems help readers answer the big questions in science.
The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition provides treatment planning guidelines and an array of pre-written treatment plan components for behavioral and psychological problems, including blended family problems, children of divorce, ADHD, attachment disorder, academic problems, and speech and language disorders. Clinicians with adult clients will find this up-to-date revision an invaluable resource.
In the village of Melford, a local lord is executed for a spate of vicious murders. It's not until the killing begins again, and the dead lord's son alleges that a miscarriage of justice has taken place, that a serious investigation begins. Hugh Corbett realises that for the last five years a serial killer has terrorised the villagers and that when, not if, the next victim is chosen, he must be ready to act.
Introduction to Automotive Service covers all eight areas of automotive service, plus the soft skills and tool knowledge that you must know when seeking entry-level employment. The text presents all systems together, making it easier for you to see how automotive systems are intertwined and connected. The text's 40 short chapters divide the content into individual topics to make it easier for you to learn and master the material. Offering a solid foundation in the basics, this text uniquely addresses simple inspection and service procedures without being overwhelming.
In The Geometry of Meaning, Peter Gärdenfors proposes a theory of semantics that bridges cognitive science and linguistics and shows how theories of cognitive processes, in particular concept formation, can be exploited in a general semantic model. He argues that our minds organize the information involved in communicative acts in a format that can be modeled in geometric or topological terms -- in what he terms conceptual spaces, extending the theory he presented in an earlier book by that name. Many semantic theories consider the meanings of words as relatively stable and independent of the communicative context. Gärdenfors focuses instead on how various forms of communication establish a system of meanings that becomes shared between interlocutors. He argues that these "meetings of mind" depend on the underlying geometric structures, and that these structures facilitate language learning. Turning to lexical semantics, Gärdenfors argues that a unified theory of word meaning can be developed by using conceptual spaces. He shows that the meaning of different word classes can be given a cognitive grounding, and offers semantic analyses of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and prepositions. He also presents models of how the meanings of words are composed to form new meanings and of the basic semantic role of sentences. Finally, he considers the future implications of his theory for robot semantics and the Semantic Web.
This textbook provides a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of hearing science, including acoustics, psychoacoustics, anatomy and physiology, and related topics such as introduction to digital signal processing and instrumentation in hearing science. It is designed to supplement in-class instruction with both remedial and advanced material for students with different academic backgrounds, and is ideally suited for speech pathology and audiology students at the undergraduate and introductory graduate levels.
The book reviews physics fundamentals on force and motion. You will learn that in physics there are simple movements and complex movements and in order to understand motion, you have to think about forces, acceleration, energy, work, and mass.
Read along with Clifford in a new BIG RED READER! Clifford is running for President of the Birdwell Island dog park! Emily Elizabeth needs to put up a candidate for a class project, so of course she nominates the Big Red Dog who's always a big winner!
For First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses. Written specifically for students attending two year programs, it addresses the needs and challenges of students in community and technical colleges. Cornerstones for Community College Success is known for its concrete and practical strategies that students can apply to all college classes, the world of work, and life in general, it addresses the "why" of learning and the power of positive change. Offers hallmark coverage of Bloom's taxonomy, SQ3R integration, Information and Financial literacy. Major defining topics include first generation students, adult learners, making successful transitions, and planning for success in the second year and beyond. The ancillary materials are designed to assist instructors in delivering a top-level student success course.
Changes In Matter reviews chemistry fundamentals on states of matter.
STORE IT is the comprehensive guide to making, finding and organizing space in your home from the entryway to the attic.
Daniel Boulud, renowned French chef and long time Elle Décor contributor, shares his style of entertaining at home. Combining enticing photographs with recipes straight forward enough for even an amateur, DANIEL'S DISH is an ideal cookbook for everyone who loves to cook - and eat!
Full of practical and engaging advice, Living Fiscally Fit is a financial planning guide that dispenses invaluable advice to today's busy woman.
A wide range of easy, creative and inexpensive decorating projects that will add personality and style to your rooms at very little cost.
From the experts at Woman's Day, this essential cookbook, the first in a series tackling one type of food for each night of the week, is full of quick, easy-to-follow recipes for dozens of complete chicken dinners, including variations and side dishes.
Woman's Day introduces a cookbook of over 75 deliciously easy and tasty pasta recipes, each with cooking time, serving size, nutritional information and handy tips and helpful facts that every cook should know.
This Woman's Day cookbook, the fourth in a series tackling one type of food for each night of the week, will delight those hearty appetites with savory, wholesome meat recipes. Featuring a variety of cuisines and recipes using beef, pork, lamb, veal, chicken and turkey this cookbook will fill your family and maybe, just maybe, leave enough for leftovers.
This Woman's Day cookbook, the fifth in a series tackling one type of food for each night of the week, is full of quick and easy-to-follow recipes that will bring the health benefits of fish and seafood to your family dinners.
Americans are becoming more and more health conscious, and while they are paying more attention to what they eat, it does not mean that they are cutting out flavor and fun out of their diets. This collection of 80 of the best Woman's Day's dessert recipes with just 300 calories or less per serving, contains every type of treat for the nutrition minded cook, conveniently organized by type: Classic Cookies like double-chocolate oatmeal bars and chocolate-dipped macaroons; Sophisticated Cakes like orange cream mini-cheesecakes and chocolate s'mores cake; Elegant treats like strawberry cannoli and best biscotti; Beautiful Fruit Pies like blueberry tart and nectarine and plum galette; and Deliciously sinful Ice Cream treats like cherry ice cream cake and rum raisin pumpkin ice cream pie. Guilt-Free Sweet Treats is your reference for the baking and cooking tips to transform a dessert from sinful to secretly healthy. The recipes are all affordable, easy, and fun! Whether you know someone with a sweet tooth or you are the culprit, this cookbook is the best way to indulge yourself without any guilt!
More than half of America 's pet owners consider their pet as much a part of their family as any other member and it's a fact that caring for animals improves our emotional and physical health. This puppy and dog reference manual from the experts at Woman's Day contains information on lifelong care for your dogs, including: Favorite, popular and unusual names for dogs, as well as how to choose the right breed for your lifestyle; The Ins and Outs of housebreaking, grooming and keeping your dogs healthy and happy; Puppy health care, including information about insurance and choosing the right vet; Essential tips for traveling with your dog; Green pet care, from making your own dog food to natural treatments for ailments. I Heart My Dog is your all-in-one reference for caring for your trusty companion. If you're just thinking about getting a dog or want to learn more about protecting the one you have, this reliable source will teach you everything you need to know to make doggy care affordable and easy!
Over 75 Woman's Day recipes for great dining outdoors - from a simple backyard barbeque to an elaborate alfresco dinner party.
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