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British Goblins By Wirt Sikes
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One of the most beautiful and complete collections of stories, legends, myths, folktales, and traditions to ever emerge from Wales. Compiled by an American—the United States consul for Wales in... More > the late nineteenth century—this volume was the work of several years’ labor. Scouring the hills and valleys of Wales after falling in love with the land, the author wrote down the oral traditions, stories, myths, and legends related to him by the people he met on his travels. The result was a spectacular work, divided up into four sections: “Faerie Realm,” the “Spirit-World,” “Quaint Old Customs,” and “Bells, Wells, Stones, and Dragons.” In this book, the reader will not only learn of the greatest Welsh legends (including King Arthur, Iolo ap Hugh, the Green Lady of Caerphilly), but also of the local fairy stories and even the superstitions of ancient—and not so ancient—Wales. This edition has been completely reset, contains the full text and all the wonderful—and hand restored—illustrations of the original work.< Less
British Goblins By Wirt Sikes
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One of the most beautiful and complete collections of stories, legends, myths, folktales, and traditions to ever emerge from Wales. Compiled by an American—the United States consul for Wales in... More > the late nineteenth century—this volume was the work of several years’ labor. Scouring the hills and valleys of Wales after falling in love with the land, the author wrote down the oral traditions, stories, myths, and legends related to him by the people he met on his travels. The result was a spectacular work, divided up into four sections: “Faerie Realm,” the “Spirit-World,” “Quaint Old Customs,” and “Bells, Wells, Stones, and Dragons.” In this book, the reader will not only learn of the greatest Welsh legends (including King Arthur, Iolo ap Hugh, the Green Lady of Caerphilly), but also of the local fairy stories and even the superstitions of ancient—and not so ancient—Wales. This edition has been completely reset, contains the full text and all the wonderful—and hand restored—illustrations of the original work.< Less
The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 By Rev G.R. Gleig M.A.
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The Narrative contains, an authentic account, of the expedition directed against Washington and New Orleans, towards the close of the Anglo-American war. It has been compiled, from a journal kept by... More > the author whilst engaged in the enterprise. The adventures of each were faithfully noted down as they occurred, and such remarks made upon passing events as suggested themselves to his mind at the moment. The author Rev G.R. Gleig went on to be the Chaplain-General to the forces, but here relates his real experiences, his discoveries of the horrors of war, the other side of the glory.< Less
The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 By Rev G.R. Gleig M.A.
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The Narrative contains, an authentic account, of the expedition directed against Washington and New Orleans, towards the close of the Anglo-American war. It has been compiled, from a journal kept by... More > the author whilst engaged in the enterprise. The adventures of each were faithfully noted down as they occurred, and such remarks made upon passing events as suggested themselves to his mind at the moment. The author Rev G.R. Gleig went on to be the Chaplain-General to the forces, but here relates his real experiences, his discoveries of the horrors of war, the other side of the glory.< Less
Jedediah Riggs: Portraits of an American Family By Michael W. Henry
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Jedediah Riggs was born on the day of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence (1776). His father served this fledgling nation at Long Island and White Plains and died as a captive... More > aboard a British prison ship. His offspring helped make America what it is today. This is the story of an American family, the changes it experienced and the sacrifices it made as the American experiment unfolded over a period of 175 years. Jedediah Riggs lived through a remarkable time. He was born during the American Revolution, lived through the War of 1812 and the War Between the States. His descendants included a long list of community leaders, servants, and daredevils -- people who made America great. Even if you do not find a relative in these pages, you can learn something from one of America's first and most genuine families.< Less
The Post of Honour Stories of Daring Deeds Done By Men of The British Empire in the Great War By Richard Wilson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Richard Wilson (1920–1987) was a Nebula Award winning... More > American science fiction writer and fan. He was a member of the Futurians, and was married at one time to Leslie Perri.His books included the novels The Girls from Planet 5 (1955); 30-Day Wonder (1960); and And Then the Town Took Off (1960); and the collections Those Idiots from Earth (1957) and Time Out for Tomorrow (1962). His short stories included "The Eight Billion" (nominated for a Nebula Award as Best Short Story in 1965); "Mother to the World" (nominated for the Hugo for Best Novelette in 1969 and winner of the Nebula in 1968); and "The Story Writer" (nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1979).Wilson also worked in the public relations field as director of the Syracuse University News Bureau from 1964 to 1980. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wilson_(author)< Less
Keeping Up with William In which the Honorable Socrates Potter Talks of the Relative Merits of Sense Common and Preferred By Irving Bacheller
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Addison Irving Bacheller (September 26, 1859 – February 24,... More > 1950) was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States.Born in Pierrepont, New York, Irving Bacheller graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1882 after which he accepted a job with the Daily Hotel Reporter; by 1883 he was working for the Brooklyn Daily Times. Two years later, he established a business to provide specialized articles to the major Sunday newspapers. It was through the Bacheller Syndicate that he brought to American readers the writings of British authors such as Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Rudyard Kipling. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Bacheller< Less
Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776-1862 By Richard Gravil
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Part 1 of this book examines the English contribution to the 'American Revolution', and the various models of relationship between Britain and America that existed for writers in the 'American... More > Renaissance'. Part 2 considers the politics of James Fenimore Cooper, and the inspirational role of the English Romantics in the thinking of Emerson and the art of Bryant, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Poe, Melville, Whitman and Dickinson. An epilogue explores how Dickinson and Whitman responded to the seductive music of Alfred Lord Tennyson. “How this study is received will say as much about the recovery of serious interest in literary history as about the work’s quality. Learned, rigorous in testing its assertions, mordant and spirited in its expression, Romantic Dialogues makes one wonder how one ever read the American text at all without the British context. …. An extraordinary achievement” —Robert Weisbuch, New England Quarterly< Less
English is Easy By Andrew Patterson
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A unique method to fast track teaching English. It is an intellectual work as well with references to history, origins or English phrases, differneces between British and American/Canadian English. ... More > The author divides English into its French and German roots. This shows the British and Americans change the stree asscents on French words but remain the same on German origin words. Work includes, slang, cliches, anagrams, differences in culture, and some songs and children's rhymes. It is the most useful tool for a New ESL teacher, coach, or instructor that covers a multitude of instruction that needs to be imparted to students of English.< Less
English is Easy By Andrew Patterson
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A unique method to fast track teaching English. It is an intellectual work as well with references to history, origins or English phrases, differneces between British and American/Canadian English. ... More > The author divides English into its French and German roots. This shows the British and Americans change the stree asscents on French words but remain the same on German origin words. Work includes, slang, cliches, anagrams, differences in culture, and some songs and children's rhymes. It is the most useful tool for a New ESL teacher, coach, or instructor that covers a multitude of instruction that needs to be imparted to students of English.< Less