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Diaries

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : UVA:X000314717
Genre : Authors, English
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The Diary Of Edmund Harrold Wigmaker Of Manchester 1712 15

Author : Craig Horner
ISBN : 9781351891585
Genre : History
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The survival of Edmund Harrold's diary for the years 1712-1715 is a remarkable piece of luck for historians. Not only are such diaries for the 'middling sort' rare for this period, but few provide so candid an insight into the everyday concerns and troubles of early eighteenth century life. Providing a full transcription of the diary, with a substantial introduction and scholarly references, this edition (the first since a partial transcription in the nineteenth century) offers a unique insight into both a troubled individual, and the society in which he lived and worked. Born in 1678, Edmund Harrold seems to have worked his whole life in Manchester as a barber and wigmaker, with a sideline in book dealing. The period covered by his diary, although short, is rich in its insights into his life and thoughts. It lays open his struggles with alcohol, his attitudes to (and frequency of) marital sex, his reactions to the death of his three wives and 5 children, and his religious meditations upon these and other subjects. The diary also relates the ups and downs of his business, together with the day-to-day realities of a provincial barber, from cutting hair, to wig making, to unblocking the nipples of wet nurses (the only medical service he records performing). What emerges from the these pages is a fascinating snapshot into the social, professional and private life of an impoverished inhabitant of Manchester during a period of profound social and economic change. It is impossible to read the diary without developing some sense of empathy with this troubled man, but more than this, it puts flesh onto the bones of history, reminding us that the people we read about and study were all individuals.

Jottings Of Original Matter From The Diary Of Amelia Countess And Heiress Of Darwentwater And From The Journal Of Her Grandfather John 4th Earl Of Darwentwater By Lovers Of Justice

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Henslowe And Alleyn Being The Diary Of Philip Henslowe From 1591 To 1609 Memoirs Of Edward Alleyn

Author : John Payne Collier
ISBN : CORNELL:31924026121297
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The Literary Gazette Or Journal Of Belles Lettres Politics And Fashion

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The London Literary Gazette And Journal Of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences Etc

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ISBN : PRNC:32101076425410
Genre : Great Britain
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Stalin

Author : Stephen Kotkin
ISBN : 9780735224483
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity,” otherwise known as collectivization, regardless of the cost. What it cost, and what Stalin ruthlessly enacted, transformed the country and its ruler in profound and enduring ways. Building and running a dictatorship, with life and death power over hundreds of millions, made Stalin into the uncanny figure he became. Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. The wholesale collectivization of some 120 million peasants necessitated levels of coercion that were extreme even for Russia, and the resulting mass starvation elicited criticism inside the party even from those Communists committed to the eradication of capitalism. But Stalin did not flinch. By 1934, when the Soviet Union had stabilized and socialism had been implanted in the countryside, praise for his stunning anti-capitalist success came from all quarters. Stalin, however, never forgave and never forgot, with shocking consequences as he strove to consolidate the state with a brand new elite of young strivers like himself. Stalin’s obsessions drove him to execute nearly a million people, including the military leadership, diplomatic and intelligence officials, and innumerable leading lights in culture. While Stalin revived a great power, building a formidable industrialized military, the Soviet Union was effectively alone and surrounded by perceived enemies. The quest for security would bring Soviet Communism to a shocking and improbable pact with Nazi Germany. But that bargain would not unfold as envisioned. The lives of Stalin and Hitler, and the fates of their respective dictatorships, drew ever closer to collision, as the world hung in the balance. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 is a history of the world during the build-up to its most fateful hour, from the vantage point of Stalin’s seat of power. It is a landmark achievement in the annals of historical scholarship, and in the art of biography.

Diary Of World Events Being A Chronological Record Of The Second World War Photographically Reproduced From The American And Foreign Newspapers Despatches As Reported Day By Day Including Maps Pictures Cartoons Anecdotes Official Messages Reports And Declarations And Congressional Acts

Author : John Appleton Haven Hopkins
ISBN : UCAL:$B744467
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Guide To Reprints

Author : Albert James Diaz
ISBN : 3598238843
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Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119498553
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