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            The Recollections of Rifleman Harris: A British Soldier in the Napoleonic Wars
             

            The Recollections of Rifleman Harris: A British Soldier in the Napoleonic Wars (EPUB ebook)

            By Harris, Benjamin

            Rare account of army life by common British foot soldier in early 1800s tells of camaraderie among infantrymen, physical hardships, endemic drunkenness, frequent hunger, and the narrow margin between death and survival.

            ISBN 9780486845043
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            Language en
            Released AU 13 Nov 2019
            Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
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            Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews
             

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            By Sherwood, Jay

            Gerry Andrews (19032005) had many adventures in his 102 years. He was a rural school teacher, a forester, a soldier and a surveyor. His developments in aerial photography dramatically changed forestry in BC in the late 1930s and assisted the Allies in the D-Day landings. As BCs s...urveyor-general from 1951 to 1968, he supervised the mapping of the provinces large construction projects, often using aerial photography. He referred to the process of mapping the landscape in an airplane as ploughing photographic furrows up and down the sky at 16,000 feet.
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            ISBN 9780772678102
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            Released AU 11 Oct 2019
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews
             

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            By Sherwood, Jay

            Gerry Andrews (19032005) had many adventures in his 102 years. He was a rural school teacher, a forester, a soldier and a surveyor. His developments in aerial photography dramatically changed forestry in BC in the late 1930s and assisted the Allies in the D-Day landings. As BCs s...urveyor-general from 1951 to 1968, he supervised the mapping of the provinces large construction projects, often using aerial photography. He referred to the process of mapping the landscape in an airplane as ploughing photographic furrows up and down the sky at 16,000 feet.
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            ISBN 9780772678096
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            Released AU 11 Oct 2019
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            The Undertaker
              

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            By Del Gaudio, Laura

            The Undertaker is Laura Del Gaudio's lively story of learning the family business from under the kitchen table as a child. It is how she learned empathy in the face of unspeakable traumas while understanding the impact of trauma herself. Licensed at the age of 21, she became the ...3rd generation in the family business which was located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Laura Del Gaudio has written a one-of-a-kind book, like the author herself who is authentic, a New York character as any. It is a toss up between "6 Feet Under" meets "A Bronx Tale" and The "Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade" meets "A Walker in the City." The Undertaker is a story about suffering, and also about family, community, healing, triumph and what it means to be loyal. The Undertaker is not only by a woman-for-women, but for those who want to better understand what it means to be a woman in a world where the future is female.
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            ISBN 9781950584499
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            Released AU 22 Nov 2019
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
              

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            By Rice, Susan

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            Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Rice--National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations--delivers an inspiring account of a life in service to family and cou...ntry.d country.
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            ISBN 9781501189999
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            Released AU 8 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Falling for Myself
             

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            By Palmer, Dorothy Ellen

            In this searing and seriously funny memoir, Dorothy Ellen Palmer falls down, a lot, and spends a lifetime learning to appreciate her disability. Born with two very different, very tiny feet, she was adopted as a toddler by an already wounded 1950s family. From childhood surgeries... to decades as a feminist teacher, mom, improv coach and unionist, she tried to hide being different. But now, standing proud with her walker, she's sharing her journey. Navigating abandonment, abuse and ableism, she finds her birth parents and a new chosen family in the disability community.
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            ISBN 9781989496046
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            Released AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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            The Gap: A paramedic's summer on the edge
              

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            By Gilmour, Benjamin

            In this riveting memoir, Gilmour recounts the call-outs that summer: some dangerous, some gruesome, some downright ridiculous. And we meet fellow paramedic Tom who, they say, can get a laugh out of everyone except the dead. As the city heats up that summer, however, even Tom begi...ns to lose his sense of humour. People are unravelling - and Benjamin and Tom are no exception. The Gap is a vivid portrait of the lead-up to Christmas; an unflinching, no-holds-barred look at what happens after the triple-zero call is made - the drugs, nightclubs, brothels, drunk rich kids, billionaires, domestic disputes, the elderly, emergency births, even a kidnapping. Patients share their innermost feelings, and we witness their loneliness, their despair and their hopes. Beautifully written and sharply observed, The Gap exposes the fragility of our lives and the lengths the paramedics will go to to try to save us.
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            ISBN 9781760890216
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            Released AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau: Volume 2: 1849-1856
             

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            By Thoreau, Henry David; Edited by Hudspeth, Robert N.

            This is the second volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence in more than half a century. When completed, the edition's three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau-in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more th...an in any previous edition, including dozens that have never before been published.Correspondence 2 contains 246 letters, 124 written by Thoreau and 122 written to him. Sixty-three are collected here for the first time; of these, forty-three have never before been published. During the period covered by this volume, Thoreau wrote the works that form the foundation of his modern reputation. A number of letters reveal the circumstances surrounding the publication of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers in May 1849 and Walden in August 1854, as well as the essays "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849; now known as "Civil Disobedience") and "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), and two series, "An Excursion to Canada" (1853) and "Cape Cod" (1855). Writing and lecturing brought Thoreau a small group of devoted fans, most notably Daniel Ricketson, an independently wealthy Quaker and abolitionist who became a faithful correspondent. The most significant body of letters in the volume are those Thoreau wrote to Harrison Gray Otis Blake, a friend and disciple who elicited intense and complex discussions of the philosophical, ethical, and moral issues Thoreau explored throughout his life.Following every letter, annotations identify correspondents, individuals mentioned, and books quoted, and describe events to which the letters refer. A historical introduction characterizes the letters and connects them with the events of Thoreau's life, a textual introduction lays out the editorial principles and procedures followed, and a general introduction discusses the history of the publication of Thoreau's correspondence. Proper names, publications, events, and ideas found in both the letters and the annota
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            ISBN 9780691189024
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            Released AU 13 Nov 2018
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
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            The Early Pioneers of Steam: The Inspiration Behind George Stephenson
              

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            By Hylton, Stuart

            An important new study with a vast scope: the people and events that made the achievements of Stephenson and Brunel possible

            ISBN 9780750993609
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            Released AU 22 Nov 2019
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            Memoirs of a Bourgeois Falsifier

            Memoirs of a Bourgeois Falsifier (Paperback)

            By Rigby, T. H.

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            T. H. Rigby, 'Harry' Rigby to many colleagues and friends, was a leading pioneer in Soviet Studies during the Cold War. In this memoir he recounts his career as researcher, teacher, public intellectual and sometime adviser to MI6. He includes fascinating accounts of his time in t...he British Embassy in Moscow in the 1950s and of his later visits to the USSR, whose leadership labelled him a 'bourgeois falsifier', a title he wore with some pride. His story is also of a family and his inauspicious beginnings in a working-class district of Melbourne, his education in the 1930s and 1940s, war service in New Guinea and early interest in political thought. He writes of his beloved wife Norma and their growing family against a background of sweeping change in 20th century Australia.
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            ISBN 9781925801927
            Published AU 10 Oct 2019
            Publisher Australian Scholarly Publishin
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