William at War

William is always ready to offer his services to his country. But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated? Ten very funny stories about William - at war!

Author: Richmal Crompton

Publisher: MacMillan UK

ISBN: 1405051558

Category: Children's stories, English

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William is always ready to offer his services to his country. But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated? Ten very funny stories about William - at war!

A Democracy at War

Surveys the bureaucratic mistakes--including poor weapons and strategic blunders--that marked America's entry into World War II, showing how these errors were overcome by the citizens waging the war.

Author: William L. O'Neill

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674197372

Category: History

Page: 480

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Surveys the bureaucratic mistakes--including poor weapons and strategic blunders--that marked America's entry into World War II, showing how these errors were overcome by the citizens waging the war.

The Greek State at War

The volumes of The Greek State at War are an essential reference for the classical scholar.

Author: W. Kendrick Pritchett

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520053796

Category: History

Page: 278

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The volumes of The Greek State at War are an essential reference for the classical scholar. Professor Pritchett has systematically canvassed ancient texts and secondary literature for references to specific topics; each volume explores a unique aspect of Greek military practice.

William at War TV tie in edition

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Outlaw William in Trouble William the Good William at War This selection first
published 1995 ...

Author: Richmal Crompton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330543569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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William is always ready to offer his services to his country. But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated? William is determined to do his bit, but unfortunately no one else thinks he'd make a hero . . . Ten wonderful wartime stories where William proves himself just as dangerous, unpredictable and downright troublesome as the Enemy!

The British Navy at War

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: William Macneile Dixon

Publisher: Loman Press

ISBN: 9781445539584

Category:

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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.
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Apaches at War and Peace

Apaches at War and Peace is the story of the Chiricahua Apaches on the northern frontier of New Spain from 1750 to 1858, especially those within the region of the Janos presidio in northwestern Chihuahua.

Author: William B. Griffen

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806130849

Category: History

Page: 300

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Apaches at War and Peace is the story of the Chiricahua Apaches on the northern frontier of New Spain from 1750 to 1858, especially those within the region of the Janos presidio in northwestern Chihuahua. Using previously untapped archives in Spain, Mexico, and the United States, William Griffen relates how Apache raids and other hostilities were the norm until Bernardo de Galvez, viceroy of New Spain, encouraged the Apaches to settle near presidios. By 1790 some Apaches were in residence at Janos, and intermittent periods of peace and conflict ensued until Mexican independence brought more radical changes in Indian policy (such as the state of Sonora's offer of bounties for Indian scalps). Griffen explores issues of changing Indian policy, Indian-Mexican relations, and the entry of the United States onto the scene after its invasion of Mexico. For this reprint he includes a new preface discussing recentresearch issues.

The Navy in the War of William III 1689 1697

But in two of the three departments he was fortunate. At the War Office, he found
the perfect instrument for his personal supervision, in the unimaginative but
meticulous Secretary at War, William Blathwayt—one of the most competent civil
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Author: John Ehrman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107645110

Category: History

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First published in 1953, this volume traces the role played by the English navy during the years 1689-97, during which time England became the dominant sea power of Europe. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in the naval history of England at the end of the seventeenth century.

The Double Agents

This is Griffin’s 36th novel and his son’s first; one wonders how prolific a force Griffin & Son will be!” (Library Journal) Now, Dick Canidy and colleagues in the Office of Strategic Services face an even greater task—to convince ...

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101215272

Category: Fiction

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W.E.B. Griffin’s iconoclastic OSS heroes face an historic challenge in the brand-new volume of the New York Times-bestselling series. Critics and fans alike welcomed the return of the “shrewd, sharp, rousing” (Kirkus Reviews) Men at War series: “The Saboteurs is good entertainment and the fast-paced and exciting novel Griffin’s readers have come to expect. This is Griffin’s 36th novel and his son’s first; one wonders how prolific a force Griffin & Son will be!” (Library Journal) Now, Dick Canidy and colleagues in the Office of Strategic Services face an even greater task—to convince Hitler and the Axis powers that the invasion of the European continent will take place anywhere but on the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. “Wild Bill” Donovan’s men have several tactics in mind, but some of the people they must use are not the most reliable—are, in fact, most likely spying for both sides – so the deceptions require layer upon layer of intrigue, and all it will take is one slip to send the whole thing tumbling down like a house of cards. Are the OSS agents up to it? They certainly think so. And then the body is found floating off the coast of Spain. . . . Filled to the brim with action, character, and the deep understanding of the military heart and mind that have made Griffin’s books so outstanding, The Double Agents is irresistible storyteller from a master of the craft.

Empires at War

The central drama, the part of the conflict that took place in North America, has become known as the Seven Years' War. Empires at War captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war and the huge cast of characters who fought it.

Author: William M. Fowler

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781553650966

Category: Canada

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On September 13, 1759, after a daring and unexpected ascent up a steep bluff, Wolfe's English troops confronted Montcalm's French troops and Canadian irregulars on the Plains of Abraham. The battle that followed determined Canada's destiny, but it was only one of many confrontations on several continents in what historians consider the first global war. The central drama, the part of the conflict that took place in North America, has become known as the Seven Years' War. Empires at War captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war and the huge cast of characters who fought it. William Fowler's narrative is adept at describing the battles and portraying the important players on all sides, incorporating the perspectives of the First Nations leaders and Canadian volunteers so critical to French initiatives throughout the war. Among the war's many outcomes were the ceding of Quebec to Britain and the final destruction of Acadia. The war was also waged in Europe, the West Indies, Asia, India and Africa. Before it ended, nearly 1,000,000 men had died.

The Medieval Way of War

137–9, on what was probably “a succession of Atlantic lows bringing rain and
westerly winds” and the dangers of the lee shore of the Somme estuary. 31
Gillingham. “William the Bastard at War,” pp. 156–7 and passim; Bachrach, “
Military ...

Author: Gregory I. Halfond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317024187

Category: History

Page: 348

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Few historians have argued so forcefully or persuasively as Bernard S. Bachrach for the study of warfare as not only worthy of scholarly attention, but demanding of it. In his many publications Bachrach has established unequivocally the relevance of military institutions and activity for an understanding of medieval European societies, polities, and mentalities. In so doing, as much as any scholar of his generation, he has helped to define the status quaestionis for the field of medieval military history. The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach pays tribute to its honoree by gathering in a single volume seventeen original studies from an international roster of leading experts in the military history of medieval Europe. Ranging chronologically from Late Antiquity through the Later Middle Ages (ca. AD 300-1500), and with a broad geographical scope stretching from the British Isles to the Middle East, these diverse studies address an array of critical themes and debates relevant to the conduct of war in medieval Europe. These themes include the formation and implementation of military grand strategies; the fiscal, material, and administrative resources that underpinned the conduct of war in medieval Europe; and religious, legal, and artistic responses to military violence. Collectively, these seventeen studies embrace the interdisciplinarity and topical diversity intrinsic to Bachrach’s research. Additionally, they strongly echo his conviction that the study of armed conflict is indispensable for an accurate and comprehensive understanding of medieval European history.

At War with Waugh

Written with characteristic wit, insight and affection, At War With Waugh is a small classic.

Author: William Francis Deedes

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033041268X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

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A delightful book of memoir from one of Britain's most beloved journalists. History, both political and literary, was made when W.F. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in 1935. Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war which many in England regarded with bewildered indifference but which profoundly influenced an impending global conflict. Whilst Deedes was principally concerned with filing copy to London, the author of Brideshead Revisited had another agenda and another novel in mind, Scoop. As Waugh drank, played poker and observed hacks in seedy hotel bars in Addis Ababa, he focussed on one young reporter. W.F. Deedes has always denied his association with Scoop's Boot, the innocent abroad and nature-notes writer who is accidentally dispatched to a war-zone. However, he acknowledges some similarities-particularly the tonnage of kit he shipped from London. Bill Deedes considers that 'little' war and its importance with the hindsight of a further sixty-odd years of impeccably thoughtful reporting from other battlefields, whilst offering unique memories of his difficult contemporary-arguably the finest English novelist of his time. Written with characteristic wit, insight and affection, At War With Waugh is a small classic.

The Normans and Their Adversaries at War

First, according to Ordericus, William, who was in possession of Normandy,
intended by an act of war (bellum) to prevent his brother, Robert Curthose, the
Norman duke who was expected soon to return from the first crusade, from
entering the ...

Author: Richard P Abels

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0851158471

Category: History

Page: 232

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Studies of warfare, armies, logistics and weapons throughout the Norman realms.

Virginia at War 1861

William C. Davis, James I. Robertson. Virginia Military Institute, 49, 176 Virginia
Theological Seminary, 162–63, 166, 170, 186, 190, 210, 217 Walker, Cornelius,
207 Walker, Leroy Pope, 137 Wallace, Lewis, 33 Ward, Henry Clay, 187,217 ...

Author: William C. Davis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813137629

Category: History

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More Civil War battles were fought on Virginian soil than on that of any other Confederate state. No state suffered more from invasion and occupation than the Old Dominion, and none witnessed as much of the war. Virginia's story of the Civil War stands unique among the Confederate States. Virginia at War, 1861 looks at Virginia on the eve of secession, detailing the activities of the convention that finally took the state out of the Union and explaining how Richmond became the capital of the new Confederate nation. Chapters in the book examine Virginia's private state army and its little-known state navy, as well as the impact that secession and the first year of the war had on Virginia's black community, both slave and free. Virginia was the only Confederate state to suffer an internal secession, and the story of that "other Virginia" that broke away and became West Virginia is explored in all its bizarre complexity. Virginia at War, 1861 is the first in a new five-volume series, edited by William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. for the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. Each volume will bring together leading Civil War historians to study one year of the Civil War in Virginia.

Virginia at War 1863

William Davis, James I. Robertson. The. Devil. at. Large. Anse. Hatfield's. War.
James. M. Prichard. Far from Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia's
mountainous western border was a thinly guarded frontier by the late summer of
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Author: William Davis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813125107

Category: Travel

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The fascinating third book in the Virginia at War series focuses on the Virginia experience at mid-conflict. The collection provides a comprehensive overview of the conflict’s impact on children, religion, and newly freed slaves. Also included are essays that probe the South’s view of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War careers of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The 1863 installment of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire’s valuable Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War rounds out the collection.

A People at War

Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War Scott Reynolds (Associate Professor
of History Nelson, The College of William and Mary), Scott Reynolds Nelson,
Carol Sheriff, Carol (Associate Professor of History Sheriff, The College of William
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Author: Scott Reynolds Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195146547

Category: History

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The American Civil War had a devastating impact on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians. This book shows how average Americans coped with despair as well as hope during this vast upheaval.