Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916) was a British Field Marshal and colonial administrator famous for his military campaigns and who later played a central role in the early part of the World War I. Kitchener won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman and securing control of the Sudan, after which he was given the title “Lord Kitchener of Khartoum”. As Chief of Staff (1900–02) in the Second Boer War he played a key role in the conquest of the Boer Republics. His term as Commander-in-Chief (1902–09) of the army in India saw him quarrel with the Viceroy, Lord Curzon, who eventually resigned. Kitchener then returned to Egypt as its de facto administrator. In 1914, at the start of the World War I, Kitchener became Secretary of State for War. One of the few to foresee a long war, he organized the largest volunteer army in the world, and a significant expansion of materials production to fight Germany. He was idolized by the British public, appearing on recruiting posters demanding “Your country needs YOU!” that are still part of popular culture. Despite having warned of the difficulty of provisioning Britain for a long war, he was blamed for the shortage of high-explosive shells in the spring of 1915 and stripped of his control over munitions and strategy. Kitchener died in 1916 when the warship taking him to negotiations in Russia was sunk by a German mine. “Sir Philip Magnus gives us a ruthlessly objective account of [Kitchener’s] life... [His] narrative is a model of perception and clarity, and with it he blends a wealth of fascinating quoted source material, new and old. The combination is a biography to end all biographies of Lord Kitchener.” — Leon Wolff, The New York Times “A biographical masterpiece” — New Statesman “A great achievement... it will remain an indispensable work of reference... the author has conducted his historical research with industry and thoroughness... Kitchener's failings and failures have been recognised when setting out his virtues and achievements.” — Warren Perry, The Australian Quarterly “[Kitchener’s] inner flaws as well as the visible front are starkly apparent... for those who enjoy and profit from the study of personalities, motivations, and the crosscurrents which pull from all sides on men in high public office, this book will prove to be a valuable addition.” — Maj. Keith C. Nusbaum, Military Review

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Year 2019-12-21
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A series of graded workbooks which contain daily exercises and complete tests from grade 1 to ARCT. Each grade covers five days of study.

Author Boris Berlin,Warren Mould
Isbn 9781457496370
Genre Music
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Pages 24
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts concludes her Irish Hearts Trilogy with the story of a couple bound by business but fated to fall in love in Irish Rebel. The Royal Meadows farm in Maryland has been in Keeley Grant’s family for generations. Their thoroughbred horses are the pride of the Grant legacy, but to Keeley they’re majestic animals that she cares for and loves. Nothing brings her more joy than sharing her affection and teaching children to ride. But Brian Donnelly, the new horse trainer fresh from Ireland, thinks Keeley is nothing more than a pampered princess more accustomed to side saddle strutting than farm work. Until he witnesses firsthand her wild heart that resembles his own rebellious nature and brings them together in unexpected passion.

Author Nora Roberts
Isbn 1250775426
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-09-15
Pages 288
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A matchless warrior is pitted against a near-God in the second epic installment of the Raven’s Blade series. It has long been our lot in life, brother, to do what others can’t. Vaelin Al Sorna was known across the realm as the greatest of warriors, but he thought battles were behind him. He was wrong. Prophecy and rumor led him across the sea to find a woman he once loved, and drew him into a war waged by the Darkblade, a man who believes himself a god—and one who has gathered a fanatical army that threatens all of the known world. After a costly defeat by the Darkblade, Vaelin’s forces are shattered, while the self-proclaimed immortal and his army continue their terrible march. But during the clash, Vaelin regained some of the dark magic that once gave him unrivaled skill in battle. And though the fight he has been drawn into seems near unwinnable, the song that drives him now desires the blood of his enemy above all else…

Author Anthony Ryan
Isbn 0451492560
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-08-04
Pages 448
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When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive. Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the perfect adornment of plainness. Isabelle has no idea her new "friend" is the hired help, and Maude's very existence among the aristocracy hinges on her keeping the truth a secret. Yet the more she learns about Isabelle, the more her loyalty is tested. And the longer her deception continues, the more she has to lose. Inspired by a short story written by Emile Zola, Belle Epoque is set at the height of bohemian Paris, when the city was at the peak of decadence, men and women were at their most beautiful, and morality was at its most depraved. A YASLA William C. Morris Award Finalist A Junior Library Guild Selection “Both touching and fun, this is a story about many things—true friendship, real beauty, being caught between two worlds—and it will delight fans of historical fiction.”—Publishers Weekly “A refreshingly relevant and inspiring historical venture.”—Kirkus Reviews “A compelling story about friendship, the complexity of beauty, and self-discovery…full of strong female characters.”—School Library Journal “With resonant period detail, elegant narration, and a layered exploration of class and friendship, this provocative novel is rife with satisfaction.”—Booklist “Much to offer a contemporary YA audience…flirtation and match-making to tantalize romance fans…prime book-club fare.”—The Bulletin "This delectable Parisian tale left me sighting with sweet satisfaction. J'adore Belle Epoque!"-Sonya Sones, author of What My Mother Doesn't Know and To Be Perfectly Honest

Author Elizabeth Ross
Isbn 0375985271
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2013-06-11
Pages 336
Language English
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Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop. Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile — a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

Author Jenny Colgan
Isbn 0062467263
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 384
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New York Times bestseller! "Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time." —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself. Fans of Victoria Aveyard, Kendare Blake, and Stephanie Garber will devour this lush novel's breathtaking action, incredible romance, and dangerous secrets. Plus don't miss the thrilling sequel, Evermore!

Author Sara Holland
Isbn 0062653687
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2018-01-02
Pages 384
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Pregnant with the billionaire's baby! From the moment hardworking Ellie Brooks met mogul Alekto Sarantos herlife has gone off the rails. First she was fired. Now she's pregnantwith the ruthless Greek's baby! It was only supposed to be one wild, passionate night. Yet when Ellieshows up demanding Alekto legitimize their unborn child he shockshimself…and agrees to her outrageous request! Catapulted into a world she wasn't meant for, with a husband sheshouldn't desire, Ellie's resolve wavers. Until a tiny kick fromwithin reminds her why she made a deal with this handsome devil: herbaby, his heir… Look out for the start of Sharon Kendrick's fabulous new duet, TheBond of Billionaires, CLAIMED FOR MAKAROV'S BABY, on sale October 2015concluding with THE SHEIKH'S CHRISTMAS CONQUEST in November 2015.

Author Sharon Kendrick
Isbn 1460379314
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 192
Language English
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