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George Nicholas And Wilhelm

Author : Miranda Carter
ISBN : 9781400079124
Genre : History
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In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell their tragicomic stories.

King Kaiser Tsar

Author : Catrine Clay
ISBN : 9781473612518
Genre : History
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During the last days of July 1914 telegrams flew between the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar. George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II, known in the family as Georgie, Willy and Nicky, were cousins. Between them they ruled over half the world. They had been friends since childhood. But by July 1914 the Trade Union of Kings was falling apart. Each was blaming the other for the impending disaster of the First World War. 'Have I gone mad ' Nicky asked his wife Alix in St Petersburg, showing her another telegram from Willy. 'What on earth does William mean pretending that it still depends on me whether war is averted or not!' Behind the friendliness of family gatherings lurked family quarrels, which were often played out in public. Drawing widely on previously unpublished documents, this is the extraordinary story of their overlapping lives, conducted in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. And through it runs the question: to what extent were the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar responsible for the outbreak of the war, and, as it turned out, for the end of autocratic monarchy

The Strangler Vine

Author : M. J. Carter
ISBN : 9780425280744
Genre : Fiction
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India. 1837. The East India Company rules India - or most of it; and its most notorious and celebrated son, Xavier Mountstuart, has gone missing. William Avery, a down-at-heel junior officer in the Company's army, is sent to find him, in the unlikely company of the enigmatic and uncouth Jeremiah Blake. A more mismatched duo couldn't be imagined, but they must bury their differences as they are caught up in a search that turns up too many unanswered questions and seems bound to end in failure. What was it that so captivated Mountstuart about the Thugs, the murderous sect of Kali-worshippers who strangle innocent travellers by the roadside? Who is Jeremiah Blake and can he be trusted? And why is the whole enterprise shrouded in such secrecy? In the dark heart of Company India, Avery will have to fight for his very life, and in defense of a truth he will wish he had never learned.

The Devil S Feast

Author : Miranda Carter
ISBN : 9780399171697
Genre : FICTION
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Investigative team Blake and Avery find themselves entangled in a case involving political conflicts, personal vendettas, and England's first celebrity chef. London, 1842. Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate a mysterious and horrible death at the Reform, London's newest and grandest gentleman's club--a death the club is desperate to hush up. What he soon discovers is a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome fa├žade. At the center is its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, "the Napoleon of food," a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity. But Avery is distracted, for where is his mentor and partner in crime Jeremiah Blake? And what if this first death is only a dress rehearsal for something far more sinister?

The Three Emperors

Author : Miranda Carter
ISBN : 9780141960968
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Three Emperors by Miranda Carter is the juicy, funny story of the three dysfunctional rulers of Germany, Russia and Great Britain at the turn of the last century, combined with a study of the larger forces around them. Three cousins. Three Emperors. And the road to ruin. As cousins, George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and the last Tsar Nicholas II should have been friends - but they happened also to rule Europe's three most powerful states. This potent combination together with their own destructive personalities - petty, insecure, bullying, absurdly obsessive (stamp collecting, uniforms) - led not only to their own dramatic fallouts and falls from grace, but also to the outbreak of the First World War. Miranda Carter's riveting account of how three men who should have known better helped bring down an entire world is a gripping story of abdication, betrayal and murder. 'Fascinating. A wonderfully fresh and beautifully choreographed work of history' Mail on Sunday 'Miranda Carter's story is full of vivid quotations...a romp though the palaces of Europe in their last decades before Armageddon' Sunday Times 'Fascinating. Carter is a gifted storyteller and has written a very readable account' Independent 'That these three absurd men could ever have held the fate of Europe in their hands is a fact as hilarious as it is terrifying. I haven't enjoyed a historical biography this much since Lytton Strachey's Victoria' Zadie Smith Miranda Carter's first book, Anthony Blunt: His Lives, won the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Orwell Prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, the Duff Cooper Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. The book was named as one of the New York Times Book Review's seven best books of 2002. Miranda lives in London with her husband and two sons.

History Of Centre And Clinton Counties Pennsylvania

Author : John Blair Linn
ISBN : WISC:89069300895
Genre : Centre County (Pa.)
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The Infidel Stain

Author : M. J. Carter
ISBN : 9780399171680
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Jeremiah Blake and William Avery are reunited in mid-nineteenth-century London by a series of underworld murders that have disturbing ties to a growing movement in support of voting rights.

Gateway Families

Author : Christy Hawes Bond
ISBN : WISC:89062873039
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Richard Simrall Hawes III (1925- ) was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Richard Simrall, JR. (1899-1961) and Marion Fredericka Lemp (1900- 1962). In 1950 he married Marie Christy Johnson (1930- ), daughter of James Lee Johnson (1906-1985) and Eleanor Clark Church (1909- ). Both Richard and Marie Christy descend from early settlers of New England and Virginia. They are the parents of five children, four of whom are still living.

Wilhelm Wentzell Family Of Nova Scotia And Beyond 1705 2003

Author : Kathryn L. V. Klopp Wentzell
ISBN : WISC:89081188344
Genre : Canada
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Wilhelm Wentzell was born in 1705 in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany. He married Anna Maria Conradt. They had six children. They emigrated in 1751 and settled in Nova Scotia. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Nova Scotia and Massachusetts.

Newsweek

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ISBN : NWU:35556041085978
Genre : Current events
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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556039814751
Genre : Literature
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Digital Talking Books Plus

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ISBN : OSU:32435084838465
Genre : Talking books
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George V

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230825037
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Coronet of George, Prince of Wales, Imperial Crown of India, King George V Coronation Medal, King George V Silver Jubilee Medal, List of descendants of George V, List of Governors-General of King George V, List of Prime Ministers of King George V, Mary of Teck, Royal Family Order of King George V, Statue of George V, Westminster, Trauermusik, Wedding of Prince George, Duke of York, and Princess Mary of Teck. Excerpt: George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914-1918) until his death. George was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. From 1877 to 1891, he served in the Royal Navy. On the death of Victoria in 1901, George's father became King Edward VII, and George was made Prince of Wales. On his father's death in 1910, he succeeded as King-Emperor of the British Empire. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar. As a result of the First World War, other empires in Europe fell while his expanded to its greatest extent. In 1917, he became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. The Parliament Act 1911 established the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons over the unelected House of Lords. In 1924 he appointed the first Labour ministry and in 1931 the Statute of Westminster recognised the dominions of the Empire as separate, independent kingdoms within the...

World War I Leaders

Author : Amanda Lanser
ISBN : 9781680771060
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title examines the world leaders during World War I and the ways their leadership roles shaped their country's involvement in the war. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, a selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

American National Biography

Author : John Arthur Garraty
ISBN : 0195128036
Genre : United States
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"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

National Genealogical Society Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015008008347
Genre : Genealogy
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Dictionary Of American Biography

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ISBN : UOM:39076000785407
Genre : United States
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Dictionary Of American Biography

Author : Allen Johnson
ISBN : PSU:000027886939
Genre : United States
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Part of an integrated online collection of primary documents, secondary reference sources, and journal articles covering all areas of U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the present day. The DAB records the lives of prominent Americans who died by Dec. 31, 1980.

Dictionary Of American Biography Steward Trowbridge

Author : Allen Johnson
ISBN : UCSC:32106014126434
Genre : United States
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Passenger And Immigration Lists Index A G

Author : Percy William Filby
ISBN : UOM:39076000799150
Genre : Canada
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A Guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries.

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