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Heroes and Villains of the British Empire

Heroes and Villains of the British Empire Author : Stephen Basdeo
Release : 2020-07-30
Publisher : Pen and Sword History
ISBN : 1526749408
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From the sixteenth until the twentieth century, British power and influence gradually expanded to cover one quarter of the world’s surface. The common saying was that “the sun never sets on the British Empire”. What began as a largely entrepreneurial enterprise in the early modern period, with privately run joint stock trading companies such as the East India Company driving British commercial expansion, by the nineteenth century had become, especially after 1857, a state-run endeavor, supported by a powerful military and navy. By the Victorian era, Britannia really did rule the waves. Heroes of the British Empire is the story of how British Empire builders such as Robert Clive, General Gordon, and Lord Roberts of Kandahar were represented and idealized in popular culture. The men who built the empire were often portrayed as possessing certain unique abilities which enabled them to serve their country in often inhospitable territories, and spread what imperial ideologues saw as the benefits of the British Empire to supposedly uncivilized peoples in far flung corners of the world. These qualities and abilities were athleticism, a sense of fair play, devotion to God, and a fervent sense of duty and loyalty to the nation and the empire. Through the example of these heroes, people in Britain, and children in particular, were encouraged to sign up and serve the empire or, in the words of Henry Newbolt, “Play up! Play up! And Play the Game!” Yet this was not the whole story: while some writers were paid up imperial propagandists, other writers in England detested the very idea of the British Empire. And in the twentieth century, those who were once considered as heroic military men were condemned as racist rulers and exploitative empire builders.

Heroes, Villains, and Conflicts

Heroes, Villains, and Conflicts Author : Peter Francis Kenny
Release : 2016-02-25
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 1514443775
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Over many centuries, the world has been gripped by warfare, and from this chaos there have risen many heroes and villains. This book takes a look at various individuals and their deeds, including the year and place of birth (wherever possible). Their ranks range from the lowliest Private soldier to Field Marshals. They have been decorated in some cases for their actions, and the student of history will be stunned to discover just how they acted. Some of these have included ancient leaders such as Emperors, and their various campaigns covered most of Europe and also the Middle East.

Now You Know — Heroes, Villains, and Visionaries

Now You Know — Heroes, Villains, and Visionaries Author : Doug Lennox
Release : 2013-11-20
Publisher : Dundurn
ISBN : 1459724771
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Presenting four books in the popular and exhaustive trivia series. In these Doug Lennox’s brain-teasers focus on famous figures, both real and mythological, dealing with kings and queens, villains, Canada’s heroes, and dastardly pirates. Questions answered include: What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? What royal family in the world today has ruled the longest? How did Tom Longboat astound the world in 1907? What caused Moses to break the tablets of the Ten Commandments? and hundreds more. Includes Now You Know Pirates Now You Know Royalty Now You Know Canada’s Heroes Now You Know the Bible

Heroes, Villains & Dupes

Heroes, Villains & Dupes Author : Paul Ronan
Release : 2010-06-01
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 1453507442
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The existential question facing the antebellum presidents was how to resolve the dichotomy between the freedoms guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence and the protection of slavery established by the Constitution. This work details how each president dealt with this issue. It then ranks the presidents on the sole criterion of their ability to recognize slavery as the critical threat to national unity, and to act decisively to end the evil and peacefully preserve the Union. The book ends with the beginning of the Civil War the result of presidents' efforts.

Unseen Faces and Untold Cases, Heroes and Villains of Sikh Rule

Unseen Faces and Untold Cases, Heroes and Villains of Sikh Rule Author : Sir John W. McQueen
Release : 1994
Publisher :
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Biographical sketches of Sikh rulers of Panjab, 1750-1848; edited version of author's unpublished manuscript entitled: Kingdom of the Punjab, its rulers and chiefs.

Empire of Crime

Empire of Crime Author : Timothy Newark
Release : 2012-08
Publisher : Harvill Secker
ISBN : 9781780575513
File Size : 82.6 MB
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Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst results. In 1908, British reformers banned the export of Indian opium to China. As a result, the world price of opium soared to a new high and a century of lucrative drug smuggling began. Criminal producers in other countries exploited the prohibition and gang wars broke out across South-East Asia. It was the greatest gift the British Empire gave to organised crime. Empire of Crime introduces the reader to a whole new collection of heroes and villains, including pioneering narcotics investigator Russell Pasha, commandant of the Cairo police force; master criminal Du Yue-Sheng, drug lord of the Shanghai underworld; and tough North-West Frontier police chief Lieutenant-Colonel Roos-Keppel, nemesis of Afghan criminal gangs. Tim Newark weaves hidden reports, secret government files and personal letters together with first-hand accounts to tell the epic story of a global fight against organised crime.

Brit-Myth

Brit-Myth Author : Chris Rojek
Release : 2008-02-15
Publisher : Reaktion Books
ISBN : 1861895569
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The world sees Britain through the antics of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the stiff-lipped, painfully class-conscious societies depicted in Gosford Parkand Remains of the Day, and the scathing diatribes of American Idol’s Simon Cowell. The images being projected from the island nation of England are so disparate these days that it’s hard to know what to think of the British. Chris Rojek explores this dilemma, looking at the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes of the British. Drawing upon a wide range of sources in pop culture, politics, art, and history, Rojek examines how Britons are viewed both at home and abroad. From Austin Powers to King Arthur and Albion, and from Big Brother to international opinion polls, Rojek investigates what it means to be British in a globalized, multicultural world. Brit-Myth deftly avoids extreme nationalism or abstract scholarship, offering a new conception of Britishness that transcends race and emphasizes the integral role of individualism and nonconformity in British identity. Full of thought-provoking insights and engaging anecdotes, Brit-Myth will entertain both Anglophiles and those who want to learn more about the land under the Union Jack.

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains Author : Richard William Johnson
Release : 1990
Publisher :
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The Military Heroes of the War of 1812 - Narrative of the War

The Military Heroes of the War of 1812 - Narrative of the War Author : Charles J. Peterson
Release : 2009-03
Publisher : Meisel Press
ISBN : 1444600524
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The war of 1812 furnishes little to gratify the military annalist until he approaches it close. The imbecility of the Generals and the number of their defeats. This book records the triumphs and tragedies of this famous campaign in which the United States fought against the British Empire. This book is separated into two sections the first dealing with the war and the second part dealing with the heroes and villains on both sides. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Heroes and Villains in American Literature

Heroes and Villains in American Literature Author : Henry I. Christ
Release : 1995-11-09
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781567650297
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This book presents heroism vs. villainy ( and points in between) in a rich array of literary types.

Empire of Crime

Empire of Crime Author : Tim Newark
Release : 2011-09-01
Publisher : Random House
ISBN : 1780571526
File Size : 60.64 MB
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Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst results. In 1908, British reformers banned the export of Indian opium to China. As a result, the world price of opium soared to a new high and a century of lucrative drug smuggling began. Criminal producers in other countries exploited the prohibition and gang wars broke out across South-East Asia. It was the greatest gift the British Empire gave to organised crime. Empire of Crime introduces the reader to a whole new collection of heroes and villains, including pioneering narcotics investigator Russell Pasha, commandant of the Cairo police force; master criminal Du Yue-Sheng, drug lord of the Shanghai underworld; and tough North-West Frontier police chief Lieutenant-Colonel Roos-Keppel, nemesis of Afghan criminal gangs. Tim Newark weaves hidden reports, secret government files and personal letters together with first-hand accounts to tell the epic story of a global fight against organised crime.

The Gaze of the West and Framings of the East

The Gaze of the West and Framings of the East Author : S. Nair-Venugopal
Release : 2012-05-09
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 1137009284
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This volume explores Western attitudes towards the phenomenon of Easternization, drawing upon Eastern perspectives and examining the impact upon contemporary culture to argue that Easternization is another type of globalization.

Britain, 1846-1964

Britain, 1846-1964 Author : Martin Roberts
Release : 2001
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780199133734
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Specially written for the new AS and A2 examinations, this book combines extended period cover with detailed focus on topics selected by awarding bodies. The key political issues of the period are dealt with, beginning in 1846, when Britain was the industrial superpower of the world andending in 1964 when her international role was substantially diminished. DT Lively, concise narrative provides students with the essential knowledge they need, with key questions and summaries in each chapter to help students focus on the important issuesDT 'Spotlights' provide detailed study of primary and secondary sources and help develop students' powers of analysis and argumentDT 'Document Exercises' give plenty of opportunities for assessment and exam practiceDT 'Interpretations' sections provide an introduction to recent scholarship and historical debate and encourage students to evaluate interpretations for themselvesDT For ease of use, a contents map indicates coverage of the major awarding body specifications and highlights opportunities for Key Skills and ICT activities

Dictionary of Literature in English

Dictionary of Literature in English Author : Neil King
Release : 2002
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 9781579583811
File Size : 79.41 MB
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cult of Rhodes

The Cult of Rhodes Author : Paul Maylam
Release : 2005
Publisher : New Africa Books
ISBN : 9780864866844
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Cecil Rhodes is the most written about and memorialised figure in southern African history, the subject of well over 25 biographies and numerous articles. Rhodes has featured in novels, plays and films.

Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre

Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre Author : Anders Lustgarten
Release : 2015-04-15
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1474253687
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There is no such thing as a happy colonised people. Never has been and never will be. That is our basic delusion. December 2011. Watching video footage from a drone, Pentagon officials see a huddle of people – unarmed smugglers, with mules – treading their familiar path across the Turkish-Iraqi border. Hours later, Turkish Armed Forces drop bombs on the group. 34 civilians are killed. The Roboski massacre is one of the most controversial episodes in the 'war on terror'. Piecing together the fragments of the tragedy, Anders Lustgarten's startling new play dares to ask what a massacre is made of. Shrapnel is a story of malicious commands and mournful commemorations; an urgent, powerful insight into the state of modern warfare. This edition was published to coincide with the UK premiere at the Arcola Theatre, London, on 11 March 2015.

Play Mas

Play Mas Author : Mustapha Matura
Release : 2015-04-15
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 147425148X
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Boy, wen we come ter power we go change dis whole island, upside down, we go make all dem people who was taking advantage a we, suffer, we go make dem bawl. 1950s Port of Spain. Samuel, a young tailor's assistant, dreams of Trinidad's independence. On the eve of carnival everyone fills the streets, dressed up to play mas. This annual celebration turns to tragedy and spurs Samuel on to make a decision that will change the political landscape of the future of this vibrant, volatile island. A wickedly funny, exuberant and poignant play from Mustapha Matura. Born in Trinidad, he is the multi-award-winning writer of numerous plays including Rum an' Coca-Cola, Playboy of the West Indies and The Coup. Play Mas premiered at the Royal Court in 1974, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, and transferred to the West End. This edition was published to coincide with its first major revival at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, which opened on 11 March 2015.

Dreamers and Deceivers

Dreamers and Deceivers Author : Glenn Beck
Release : 2014-10-28
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 1476787158
File Size : 62.52 MB
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From #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck, the powerful follow-up to his national bestseller Miracles and Massacres, which was praised as “moving, provocative, and masterful” (Michelle Malkin, bestselling author of Culture of Corruption). Everyone has heard of a “Ponzi scheme,” but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? You’ve probably been to a Disney theme park, but did you know that the park Walt believed would change the world was actually EPCOT? He died before his vision for it could ever be realized. History is about so much more than dates and dead guys; it’s the greatest story ever told. Now, in Dreamers and Deceivers, Glenn Beck brings ten more true and untold stories to life. The people who made America were not always what they seemed. There were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us forward, but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed us. Dreamers and Deceivers brings both of these groups to life with stories written to put you right in the middle of the action. From the spy Alger Hiss, to the visionary Steve Jobs, to the code-breaker Alan Turing—once you know the full stories behind the half-truths you’ve been force fed…once you begin to see these amazing people from our past as people rather than just names—your perspective on today’s important issues may forever change.

Oscar Asche, Orientalism, and British Musical Comedy

Oscar Asche, Orientalism, and British Musical Comedy Author : Brian Singleton
Release : 2004
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : 9780275979294
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Explores the life and works of Oscar Asche, one of the most commercially successful actor/managers in British theatre history.

Story of Islamic Imperialism in India

Story of Islamic Imperialism in India Author : Sita Ram Goel
Release : 1982
Publisher :
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Observations by a member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, Hindu militant organization.