Download E-books Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny PDF

By Katherine Holden

Now not particularly a part of the relatives and positively an worker; idealised or demonised, the nanny has had a tricky function in kin existence over the last 2 hundred years. Any dialogue of nannies arouses robust feelings in those that have hired them and a occasionally surprising variety of reviews for the nannies themselves. considered one of our most famed major ministers infrequently observed his mom and was once pointed out by means of his nanny, conserving her portrait by way of his bedside until eventually he died. This publication weaves own tales into the interesting cultural background of the long-lasting British nanny. Katherine Holden is going past the myths to find the place our culture of nannies got here from and to discover the ways that it has replaced (or no longer) over the last century. From the Norland Nannies 'method' and Mary Poppins' enterprise yet reasonable method of the terrifying breach of belief in Bette Davis' The Nanny and the more moderen The Hand that Rocked the Cradle to modern day child-tamer 'Supernanny', our tradition has alternately welcomed and rejected this method of child-care.

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Download E-books 1939: The Last Season of Peace PDF

By Angela Lambert

It was once known as the London Season, and for 3 centuries it have been a time of stylish suppers and remarkable balls that brought England's such a lot aristocratic and eligible ladies to society. although by way of 1939 the stately gavottes and minuets had lengthy because given method to waltzes and fox-trots, the cream of younger womanhood nonetheless curtsied low prior to the Queen after which went out to bop the evening away with the younger males they'd in the future marry.

But the Season of 1939 was once varied: it was once to be the final. and prefer many a finale, it lives on in reminiscence as a beautiful, enchanted dream, all of the extra attractive for the horror and destruction that will keep on with so soon.

Based on a wealth of first-hand memories, press clippings, and memorabilia, 1939: The final Season of Peace is an engaging portrait of this fairy story approximately to finish. Itcaptures the tip of an period because it recreates a global whose population nonetheless believed in empire and culture. it's a shiny photograph of a new release suspended in a short second of sunlit summer time glory, ahead of the collection typhoon of global conflict II swept all of it away.

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Download E-books Ancient Rome (DK Eyewitness Books) PDF

By Simon James

Full-color pictures. "An first-class sleek catalogue of enjoyable information regarding a civilization of antiquity. kinfolk lifestyles, loved ones results, cosmetics, activities, kid's gown and games--all those and extra are on show in eye-filling spreads. both learn chronologically or browsed via, every one web page deals up a sterling visible banquet absolute to spur dialogue and impress brooding about the early Romans."--Kirkus.  

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Download E-books Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East PDF

By Michael B. Oren

Though it lasted for less than six demanding days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli struggle by no means quite ended. each situation that has ripped via this zone within the resulting many years, from the Yom Kippur conflict of 1973 to the continuing intifada, is a right away outcome of these six days of combating. Michael B. Oren’s excellent Six Days of War, an across the world acclaimed bestseller, is the 1st complete account of this epoch-making occasion.

Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s seize of truth and intent, Oren reconstructs either the lightning-fast motion at the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the realm. notable personalities—Moshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin—rose and toppled from strength due to this conflict; borders have been redrawn; bold recommendations brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in an issue of hours. And the stability of energy changed—in the center East and on the earth. A towering paintings of historical past and a charming human narrative, Six Days of War is an important e-book at the center East clash to seem in a new release.

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Download E-books The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company PDF

By John Keay

The main notorious of the buying and selling businesses verified through the good eu powers, the English East India corporation used to be the world's maximum buying and selling strength. For greater than centuries, they ruled global alternate, raised armies and demolished countries. Now comes this significant new book--a shock hit in England. photographs and maps.

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Download E-books Traditional Holidays During the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries in England PDF

This booklet indicates how vacation trips amplify the day-by-day actions of early sleek existence in England. such things as cooking, making vacation outfits, and getting ready the loved ones weren't unavoidably targeted and various not like the remainder of the yr, yet have been amplifications of daily reports. The ebook argues that the English humans within the early glossy interval magnified their day-by-day actions in the course of vacations and recounting those actions of their folklore. Magnified socio-economic, gendered, or even ageist tensions of the writers in addition to one of the humans of whom they write. those stories are advised via numerous kinds; for example in letters, diaries, witchcraft trial pamphlets, chronicles, and folklore, that are the first resource files which are tested.

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Download E-books Summer At Gaglow PDF

By Esther Freud

Summer season, 1914. it truly is Emanuel's twenty-first birthday, and eleven-year-old Eva and her sisters are assisting remodel Gaglow for an excellent social gathering. yet their brother's arrival is overshadowed via the controversy of battle that incorporates him from Hamburg, and while he's wrenched from the relatives to serve his kingdom, Eva is familiar with that not anything may be the comparable back. Seventy-five years later, with the autumn of the Berlin Wall, Sarah's father starts to inform her approximately Gaglow, the grand East German state property that might now get back to them. Alternating among Sarah's bohemian existence in London and her grandmother's youth throughout the First global warfare, "Summer at Gaglow" unites 4 generations of a unprecedented kin in a story of loss and love.

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Download E-books Spqr: A Roman Miscellany PDF

By Anthony Everitt

From the acclaimed writer of Augustus, Cicero, and The upward thrust of Rome, an wonderful and richly informative miscellany of proof approximately Rome and the Roman world

SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. have you learnt to what use the Romans positioned the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a cocktail party invitation from the emperor Domitian was once one of these terrifying prospect? Or why Roman girls smelled so bizarre? The solutions to those questions are available during this compendium of impressive evidence and anecdotes approximately historical Rome and its Empire. The 500-odd entries variety throughout each sector of Roman existence and society, from the Empress Livia's treatment for tonsillitis to the main trustworthy Roman equipment of contraception.

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Download E-books Gymnastics of the Mind: Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt PDF

By Raffaella Cribiore

This publication is immediately an intensive research of the tutorial method for the Greeks of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and a window to the substantial landscape of academic practices within the Greco-Roman international. It describes how humans discovered, taught, and practiced literate abilities, how faculties functioned, and what the curriculum comprised. Raffaella Cribiore attracts on over four hundred papyri, ostraca (sherds of pottery or slices of limestone), and capsules that characteristic every little thing from routines related to letters of the alphabet via rhetorical compositions that represented the paintings of complicated scholars. the phenomenal wealth of surviving resource fabric renders Egypt a great area of reference. The e-book makes tours past Egypt besides, rather within the Greek East, by way of studying the letters of the Antiochene Libanius which are fascinated about education.

The first half explores the stipulations for educating and studying, and the jobs of academics, mom and dad, and scholars in schooling; the second one vividly describes the development from user-friendly to complicated schooling. Cribiore examines not just university workouts but additionally books and commentaries hired in education--an uncharted sector of analysis. this permits the main finished assessment up to now of the 3 major phases of a liberal schooling, from the user-friendly instructor to the grammarian to the rhetorician. additionally addressed, in unparalleled aspect, are woman schooling and the function of households in schooling. Gymnastics of the Mind might be an integral source to scholars and students of the traditional international and of the heritage of education.

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Download E-books The Campains of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans PDF

By George Robert Gleig

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the next Narrative includes, it really is believed, the single attached and actual account, which has but been given, of the excursion directed opposed to Washington and New Orleans, in the direction of the shut of the overdue American battle. it's been compiled, no longer from reminiscence by myself, yet from a magazine stored via the writer when engaged within the firm; and because the adventures of every day have been faithfully famous down, as they happened, and such feedback made upon passing occasions, as recommended themselves to his brain in the intervening time, the general public may well count with self belief upon the final correctness of the main points. the problems of the day trip weren't, certainly, of the main fulfilling nature, however it is was hoping undeniable relation of the court cases of these to whom it was once intrusted, won't, on that account, end up dull while not anything may be extra glaring, than that the part of our heritage which it embraces ought to not be neglected, since it is little conducive to the encouragement of nationwide vainness. It was once mainly certainly upon this account, in addition to that allows you to redeem from an oblivion which they infrequently benefit, the activities and sufferings of some courageous males, that the Narrative now submitted to the general public was once written

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