Gandhi. The name conjures the image of a man, unimpressive in appearance, simple in his lifestyle, who spent his life pursuing independence for India. Months after the country achieved that independence from Great Britain, Gandhi’s life ended when an assassin killed him. But Gandhi’s legacy lives on. Gandhi’s rise to political and spiritual leadership is the incredible saga of a man who, in his youth, showed no signs of greatness but who became one of the most influential men of all time. The civil rights movement that was led by Martin Luther King Jr. owes its inspiration to Gandhi; the patient suffering of Nelson Mandela in his fight against apartheid grew out of the civil disobedience of Gandhi. In this book you will hear about...Growing up in IndiaStudying law in LondonPolitical activism in South AfricaBecoming the MahatmaThe battle for independence in IndiaThe martyr of IndiaAnd much more!The 20th century saw the rise of despots and dictators, charlatans and cowards; it witnessed the evolution of weapons so deadly that whole countries could be destroyed; it incubated the rise of political philosophies and religious extremism that sought to eradicate democracy and mock compassion. But amid all of the violence and hatred, Gandhi remained steadfast to his beliefs, and his beliefs have changed the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123254/bk_acx0_123254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“In this year, 1929, I became convinced that tanks working on their own or in conjunction with infantry could never achieve decisive importance. My historical studies, the exercises carried out in England, and our own experience with mock-ups had persuaded me that the tanks would never be able to produce their full effect until the other weapons on whose support they must inevitably rely were brought up to their standard of speed and of cross-country performance. In such formation of all arms, the tanks must play primary role, the other weapons beings subordinated to the requirements of the armour. It would be wrong to include tanks in infantry divisions; what was needed were armoured divisions which would include all the supporting arms needed to allow the tanks to fight with full effect.” (Heinz Guderian) War has always been a competition between defense and offense. At times these two have been relatively balanced, but at other times, one becomes far more powerful. It is during those times that the greatest military innovations occur. The tank was first developed by the British and French during World War I as a means to break the deadlock on the Western Front. More so than any previous war, the balance of power lay with the defense, as machine guns, trenches, bunkers, barbed wire, and rapid-firing rifles all made frontal assaults on established positions prohibitively costly. In the closing months of the war, the tank partially evened up that balance, even as the war’s commanders initially proved unsure of how to use them. While it cannot be said that the tank won the war, it contributed to its end and if the fighting had continued another year, the mass production that had started in Allied countries may have proved decisive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112720/bk_acx0_112720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Michael McIntyre (born 15 February 1976) is a British stand-up comedian. He is well-known for appearing at many British stand-up comedy events, and for several roles on television stand-up programmes such as Live at the Apollo and his own show, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. McIntyre has also appeared on television panel shows including Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, and has made radio appearances. McIntyre has released two stand-up DVDs. Live and Laughing was released in 2008 and featured material from his first nationwide tour, and Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley was released in November 2009 and featured his routine at Wembley Arena. Live and Laughing was the fastest selling debut stand-up DVD ever and Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley became the fastest selling stand-up DVD ever selling over a million copies and reaching Number 1 in the DVD charts for Christmas 2009. In 2009 Mcintyre performed live to half a million people and won Best Stand-up at The British Comedy Awards.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Tohby Riddle is an Australian cartoonist and picture-book creator. In 2005 he became editor of The School Magazine, in which his illustrations, non-fiction pieces and poems appear regularly. In 2009 he won the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards with Ursula Dubosarsky for their book The Word Spy.Tohby was born in Sydney, Australia, and has lived there since. His early years were spent at a Steiner school. After high school, Tohby went to Sydney College of the Arts where he majored in painting and guitar playing. Tohby got a job in a small but growing publishing house. He was mailing clerk at what was then Pan Books Australia. Knowing he had a better chance of illustrating a book if he wrote it himself, Tohby produced a mock up of a story called Careful with that Ball, Eugene! It became his first book.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carey Blyton (14 March 1932 - 13 July 2002) was a British composer and writer best known for his song Bananas In Pyjamas (1967) which later (1992) became an Australian children's television series, and for his work on Doctor Who. Blyton, a nephew of children's author Enid Blyton, showed a talent for science from an early age, and didn't switch to music until he contracted polio and as he was recovering, began taking piano lessons in 1948 at the age of sixteen. In the 1950s he began his training as a composer and won several certificates and awards. Blyton is primarily known as a miniaturist, composing short orchestral scores for live performance. During his lifetime he produced some well-regarded and often humorous pieces including Return of Bulgy Gogo (a tribute to composer Peter Warlock), Up the Farringdon Road, Mock Joplin which was written for piano and saxophone, and Saxe Blue written for the same instruments.
The first book written on Sprite Caravans, and the first UK book to cover one brand of touring caravan. Sprite became the caravan that brought many families into the hobby from the early 50s, and this book examines just how prolific the brand was, not only in the UK, but on a global basis too. It tells how Sprite mastered mass production in caravans, and how it pioneered rigorous testing procedures, with plenty of illustrations of this taking place. Sam Alper OBE, the founder of Sprite, marketed caravanning as a pastime, and proved that caravans were safe and easy to tow, with simple designs both inside and out that could also be appealing to buyers. Much of the rare promotional mock-up material he used to do this is reproduced in the book, along with rare press shots of stars from the Carry On films, some of which featured Sprite Caravans. Comprehensive, unique, and totally up-to-date, this is essential reading for enthusiasts.
This carefully crafted ebook: 'MYSTERIOUS CASES OF MR. TUTT - Complete Series in One Volume' is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Mr. Ephraim Tutt is a crafty old attorney who supports the common man and always has a trick up his sleeve to right the law's injustices. Table of Contents: Tutt and Mr. Tutt The Human Element Mock Hen and Mock Turtle Samuel and Delilah The Dog Andrew Wile Versus Guile Hepplewhite Tramp Lallapaloosa Limited By Advice of Counsel The Shyster The Kid and the Camel Contempt of Court By Advice of Counsel 'That Sort of Woman' You're Another! Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Old Man Tutt Jefferson Was Right Her Father's House Tit, Tat, Tutt Black Salmon Just at That Age Mr. Tutt Takes the Count Mr. Tutt Goes Fishing Tootle No Parking Mr. Tutt's Queerest Case Arthur Cheney Train (1875-1945) was an American lawyer and writer of legal thrillers, particularly known for his novels of courtroom intrigue and the creation of the fictional lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt, who quickly became 'the best known lawyer in America'. Train wrote a number of novels and short stories inspired by his parallel career as a lawyer in private practice and a New York County District Attorney.
The Futurian Society was founded in 1938 by thirteen science fiction fans; it never numbered more than twenty, including wives, girl friends and hangers-on; yet out of this small group came seven of the most famous names in science fiction: Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Damon Knight, Cyril Kornbluth, Judith Merril, Frederik Pohl and Donald A. Wollheim. Brilliant, eccentric and poor, the Futurians invented their own subculture, with its communal dwellings, its folklore, songs and games, even its own mock religion. In later years many of them became influential novelists, editors, anthologists, literary agents and publishers. The author has interviewed ten of the surviving Futurians and has traced down the widow of one member whose tragic fate was unknown until now. Drawing on correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and amateur publications (including a collection of Futurian wall newspapers which had wound up in Australia), he has written a fascinating narrative of the early days of the Futurians, the feuds and lawsuits that divided them, and their later careers.
Reforming French Culture is a ground-breaking work on the literary genre of Reformation satire-colloquial, obscene, scatological-designed to mock the excesses as well as the essence of the Roman Catholic rite and hierarchy. Enticingly, Hoffmann proposes that while romance, with its episodic, heroic narrative, is the literary genre of Counter-Reformation, satire is the genre of Reformation. This minor category of Renaissance French literature is an unstudied continent that plays a key role, not only in French literature, but also in French history, and in the evolution of French culture more generally. From this deceptively small focus, the volume opens up huge vistas: on the Reformation, on French history, and on the symbiosis of spirituality and estrangement to which it views modern French culture as heir. Rather than using literature to illustrate history, or contextualizing literature through historical background, this book brings literary understanding (what satire is and what it does) to bear on historical understanding. Situated at the crossroads of religion, literature, and cultural history, it explores how France, in this period, became a culturally Protestant country while remaining confessionally Catholic.