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Doing Her Bit

Doing Her Bit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1684447046
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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Based on true events, this fictional story traces the history of the Women’s Land Army during World War I. Real-life “Farmerette” Helen Stevens trains to farm the land, negotiates a position for herself and other women, and does her bit for the war effort. This unique book celebrates the true grit of American men and women. From the Hardcover edition.

Doing Her Bit

Doing Her Bit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607348721
Author: Erin Hagar
Publisher: Charlesbridge
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Based on true events from World War I, this fictional story follows “farmerette” Helen Stevens as she trains to farm the land, convinces a farm owner to hire her and her colleagues, negotiates a fair wage, and does her bit for the war effort. Beginning as a movement to put women to work on farms in place of men serving overseas during WWI, the Woman's Land Army grew to be an integral part of the food supply chain during the war. This unique look at a forgotten history celebrates the true grit of American men and women.

Doing my Bit for Ireland

Doing my Bit for Ireland [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1910324868
Author: Margaret Skinnider
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
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Data Lookups Explore Almost before it was over, the Rising became part of the great patriotic tradition of Ireland... Margaret Skinnider Whether by gun or words, Margaret was committed to an Ireland in which everyone was valued for their contribution, and were not discriminated against for gender or class. (from the Introduction by Kirsty Lusk) Published in the UK for the first time in this landmark Easter Rising centenary edition, with introduction and footnotes by Kirsty Lusk, Doing My Bit For Ireland is Margaret Skinnider’s eyewitness account of Dublin’s 1916 Easter Rising. The Easter Rising was a key event not just for socialists and nationalists in Ireland, but also for women and supporters of women’s suffrage. Coatbridge-born to Irish parents, schoolteacher Margaret Skinnider risked her life in armed combat for a nation that she claimed in her heart as hers despite her early life in Scotland. Despite serious gunshot wounds during battle, Margaret was later refused an army pension on the grounds that they were only to be awarded ‘to soldiers as generally understood in the masculine sense’. Providing an unusual and much needed female perspective on rebellion and battle, Doing My Bit was written in the USA in the two years following the Rising, and was published only in the States before going out of print. With this edition, Skinnider’s lively and informative voice is made audible again, 100 years after she took part in the rising which led eventually to the partition of Ireland.

Doing Their Bit

Doing Their Bit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1913118339
Author: Kimberly Brice O'Donnell
Publisher: Helion and Company
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The Second World War allowed for the utilization of an unprecedented number of dogs for military duties both internationally and among the British Armed Forces. On the British Home Front, civilians responded to calls from the British Army’s War Dogs Training School and the Ministry of Aircraft Production Guard Dog Training School by donating their canine pets for military training and employment “for the duration.” As dogs were instructed in roles with the British Army, the Royal Air Force and the London Civil Defence Region, the distinction between pet and trained working animal became increasingly unclear. While civilians and servicemen alike continued to view military dogs as pets, many also saw trained canines as human-like soldiers “doing their bit,” a depiction promulgated by both the military and the wartime press. Despite the contributions of military and Civil Defence dogs, historians have paid little attention to their employment by the British Armed Forces and on the British Home Front in the First and Second World Wars. In the first comprehensive scholarly account of the employment of British military and Civil Defence dogs in the Second World War, Kimberly Brice O’Donnell traces the development of the British military dog scheme from the British Army’s belated establishment of the short-lived War Dog School and the Messenger Dog Service of the First World War to the more recent employment of canines during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early twenty-first century. With a focus on the Second World War, Doing their Bit examines why and how dogs were trained and employed by the British Armed Forces and the London Civil Defence Region and how humans shaped and perceived their use. Utilizing a range of archival material, O’Donnell analyses the performance of guard, military police, patrol, mine detection and rescue dogs in training and on operations by considering the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing canines in such roles. Military and Civil Defence dogs offered a number of advantages over the employment of humans and technological equipment, and the experience gained by dog trainers and handlers during the Second World War led to the continued employment of canines in the postwar period. While the use of horses and other animals has since diminished, the Second World War marked a turning point in the history of the British military dog, ushering in the seemingly permanent training of dogs for police and military roles.

Doing Their Bit

Doing Their Bit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780786481699
Author: Michael S. Shull,David E. Wilt
Publisher: McFarland
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Doing Their Bit by Michael S. Shull,David E. Wilt Book Resume:

The golden age of animation stretched from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s, with movie cartoons reaching an extraordinarily high level of artistry and technique--far higher than today's TV cartoons, for instance. Nearly 1000 cartoons were produced by the seven major animation studios in the U.S. between January 1, 1939, and September 30, 1945--the immediate pre-World War II period up to the cessation of hostilities. More than a quarter of the cartoons substantially refer to the war, and thereby are invaluable in helping to understand American attitudes and Hollywood's reflection of them. The meat of Doing Their Bit is a filmography with extremely detailed summaries of the 260 or so commercially produced, animated, war-related shorts, 1939-1945. There is also a good bit of overall commentary on these films as a group. Two chapters wrap up animated cartoons of World War I and the general political tenor of animated talkies of the 1930s. This edition also includes a new chapter on the outrageous government-sponsored Pvt Snafus.

Doing My Bit Over There

Doing My Bit Over There [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476632782
Author: Everard J. Bullis
Publisher: McFarland
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Motivated by patriotism, 21-year old Everard Bullis of St. Paul, Minnesota--the only boy of five siblings from a middle-class family--enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1917 and went to the Western Front. His clear-eyed memoir describes in detail the Fifth Marine Regiment's desperate stand against repeated German assaults at Belleau Wood, along with actions at Soissons, St. Mihiel and Blanc Mont Ridge. Historical figures appear, including Captain Frank Whitehead, George W. Hamilton ("America's Greatest World War I Hero") and General John J. Pershing.

Doing Their Bit: War Work at Home

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Author: Boyd Cable
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"Doing Their Bit: War Work at Home" by Boyd Cable. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Theory of Prudence

A Theory of Prudence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192556991
Author: Dale Dorsey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Much of knowing what to do is knowing what to do for ourselves, but knowing how to act in our best interest is complex—-we must know what benefits us, what burdens us, and how these facts present and constitute considerations in favor of action. Additionally, we must know how we should weigh our interests at different times—-past, present, and future. Dale Dorsey argues that a theory of prudence is needed: a theory of how we ought to act when we are acting for ourselves. A Theory of Prudence provides a comprehensive account of prudence, including the metaethics of prudential value, the nature of the personal good, the reasons of prudence, and the structure of prudential normativity over time.

Not So Quiet...

Not So Quiet... [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1558616322
Author: Helen Zenna Smith
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Praised by the Chicago Sun-Times for its “furious, indignant power,” this story offers a rare, funny, bitter, and feminist look at war. First published in London in 1930, Not So Quiet... (on the Western Front) describes a group of British women ambulance drivers on the French front lines during World War I, surviving shell fire, cold, and their punishing commandant, "Mrs. Bitch." The novel takes the guise of an autobiography by Smith, pseudonym for Evadne Price. The novel's power comes from Smith's outrage at the senselessness of war, at her country's complacent patriotism, and her own daily contact with the suffering and the wounded.

And One for Luck

And One for Luck [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0755382080
Author: Lynda Page
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When the Second World War threatens all, a remarkable woman finds happiness where she least expects it. And One For Luck is an inspiring saga from much-loved author Lynda Page, of a woman discovering happiness through the eye-opening events of World War Two. Perfect for fans of Kate Thompson and Pam Evans. Grace Wilkins and Bessie Rudney have been neighbours for over twenty years, but it takes the outbreak of World War Two for them to become friends. The more time Grace spends with Bessie, her six boisterous children and her loving husband Tom, the more she realises what has been missing from her own loveless marriage. As the war takes its toll on Leicester, and one by one the men folk leave to join the fighting, Grace finds comfort in helping others. Each day, as she takes on another new challenge, Grace realises that her daughter might have been right all along - it's time to break out, really make something of her life, and possibly find true love, before it's too late... What readers are saying about And One For Luck: 'Right from the start this book had me gripped. The author's portrayal of struggle, hope and devastation suffered by a tight knit war torn neighbourhood had me in floods of tears, of sadness and joy. The sheer brilliance of Lynda Page's talent has had me scouring the shelves for more of her work. Never have I read anything so captivating and well written - I actually felt that I was there' 'A warm, comforting book. Lots of humour with good old values. Couldn't put it down. Delightfully British. Loved it'

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1430130393
Author: David A. Adler
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
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"Well-produced and appealing readalong...expressive narration and appropriate music and sound effects...Sure bet for story time or home." - Booklist

It's A Bit Rugged, Mate

It's A Bit Rugged, Mate [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1743486642
Author: Al Lester
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
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It's A Bit Rugged, Mate by Al Lester Book Resume:

Once described as 'Barry Crump meets Fred Dagg', 'Big Al' Lester is the modern-day master of the hunting genre. 'I'm often asked what inspired me to take up writing yarns about the mishaps and mayhem that I have endured while venturing into the New Zealand bush.' 'In truth, I am an average to poor hunter who has had more hunting cock-ups than the rest of the country combined. For every deer I've successfully shot, dozens have escaped only to hide in the bush peering back at me, clearly laughing at my stupidity. I have always managed to see the funny side of the situation and had a good old laugh at myself. I began to wonder if my stuff-ups, with a bit of humour and mayhem thrown in, might just make for good reading - the oddball, unusual, humorous, weird and fun side of hunting - and gave it a go. I must have got something right.'-'Big Al' Lester It's a Bit Rugged, Mate compiles the biggest and best yarns from Big Al's first three books - plenty of fun for those with a good keen sense of humour and a love for New Zealand's wild outdoors. Also available as an eBook

The Railway Girls

The Railway Girls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473571731
Author: Maisie Thomas
Publisher: Random House
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The first novel in the utterly brilliant Railway Girls series. Perfect for fans of Nancy Revell and Ellie Dean. In February, 1922, at the western-most entrance to Victoria Station in Manchester, a massive plaque was unveiled. Beneath a vast tiled map showing the lines of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway network, a series of seven bronze panels recorded the names of the men of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War – a total of 1,460 names. In March, 1940, a group of women of varying ages and backgrounds, stand in front of the memorial, ready to do their bit in this new World War... _________________________________________ Mabel is determined to make a fresh start as a railway girl where no one will know the terrible thing she did and she can put her guilt behind her... Or is she just running away? Meanwhile Joan will never be as good as her sister, or so her Gran keeps telling her. A new job as a station clerk could be just the thing she needs to forget her troubles at home. And Dot is further into her forties than she cares to admit. Her beloved sons are away fighting and her husband – well, the less said about him the better. Ratty old sod. She is anxious to become a railway girl just like her dear mam – anything to feel she is supporting the sons she prays for every night. The three women start off as strangers, but soon form an unbreakable bond that will get them through the toughest of times...

John Brown

John Brown [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0761382968
Author: Tom Streissguth
Publisher: Millbrook Press
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Ever since he was a boy, John Brown had hated slavery. He was an abolitionist, a person who believed that no one should be able to own others. Many abolitionists hope that strong words would convince people to end slavery, but John thought words were not enough. He was determined to fight-even if it meant death. In John Brown, author Tom Streissguth and illustrator Ralph L. Ramstad capture the fiery determination of the man whose actions helped to bring about the Civil War.

Grand Central

Grand Central [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0698141512
Author: Karen White,Pam Jenoff,Alyson Richman,Melanie Benjamin,Kristina Mcmorris
Publisher: Penguin
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Grand Central by Karen White,Pam Jenoff,Alyson Richman,Melanie Benjamin,Kristina Mcmorris Book Resume:

Ten bestselling authors inspired by New York City's iconic Grand Central Terminal have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal…. A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform…A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother…A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room… On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through Grand Central, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell. Featuring stories from Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, and Karen White With an Introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah

She Followed a Dream

She Followed a Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3990640666
Author: Tracy-Ann Hill
Publisher: novum pro Verlag
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Meet Ava, an ambitious fashion journalist working in Dublin. Fiercely independent, Ava has no family except her sister and they have both only ever relied on one another. A chance meeting in an airport lounge changes the course of Ava's life. Dan, ambitious financier. He has never known failure and has worked hard his whole life. All that is missing is someone to share it with. Having never known her father and lost her mother when she was young, when Ava meets Dan and his wonderful extended family, she is smitten. But is she prepared to sacrifice her independence in order to remain a part of a family she has always dreamed of?

If You Go Away

If You Go Away [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472205502
Author: Adele Parks
Publisher: Headline
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The war brought them together. And will tear them apart... Let No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, Adele Parks, author of Lies, Lies, Lies, sweep you away into a world of glamorous debutantes, heartbreak and discovering just what is worth fighting for in her stunning historical epic, If You Go Away. Don't miss Adele's gripping new novel, Just My Luck, out this May! 'A real emotional treat' Daily Mail 'Epic, romantic, devastating' Heat 'Beautifully and surprisingly gritty' Red Daring debutante Vivian Foster has London society at her feet - all she needs is a proposal to complete her triumphant season. A moment's indiscretion causes her world to crumble, just as the country around her erupts into a devastating war. Everything seems bleak. Until she meets Howard. Celebrated playwright Howard Henderson wants no part in the killing of a faceless enemy, but refusing to fight will lead to imprisonment, even death. He wishes he could convey the depth of inhumanity he witnessed at the Front but the words won't come. Until he meets Vivian. Now they've found each other - and something worth fighting for. But will the war demand that sacrificing their future together is the only way to honour their love? What readers are saying about If You Go Away: 'I was moved to tears repeatedly as this novel worked its magic on me. The writing is beautiful, deceptively light in places, harrowing and tragic in others. Adele Parks is a stunning storyteller' 'A must read and a truly wonderful tribute to war heroes and their wives'

Dangerous Jane

Dangerous Jane [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1682632601
Author: Suzanne Slade
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
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Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade Book Resume:

Jane’s heart ached for the world, but what could she do to stop a war? This energetic and inspiring picture book biography of activist Jane Addams focuses on the peace work that won her the Nobel Peace Prize. From the time she was a child, Jane’s heart ached for others. At first the focus of her efforts was on poverty, and lead to the creation of Hull House, the settlement house she built in Chicago. For twenty-five years, she’d helped people from different countries live in peace at Hull House. But when war broke out, Jane decided to take on the world and become a dangerous woman for the sake of peace. Suzanne Slade’s powerful text written in free verse illuminates the life of this inspiring figure while Alice Ratterree’s stunning illustrations bring Jane Addams and her world to life.

The Apple of her Eye

The Apple of her Eye [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472219295
Author: Pamela Evans
Publisher: Headline
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Two families face the aftermath of war, and the promise of new love. Pam Evans' family saga, The Apple of Her Eye, brings post-war London vividly to life as, amid rationing and food shortages, a young girl finds love and purpose. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Lindsey Hutchinson. 'Nostalgia, heartbreak, danger and war: all the ingredients of an engrossing novel' - Bolton News It is 1945 and April Green and her cousin Heather wonder if the war will ever end. Then tragedy strikes when the local pub in Chiswick takes a direct hit. April and her brother do all they can to help their grieving mother and, by tending her father's allotment, April discovers a passion for growing vegetables. Meanwhile, Winnie Benson is facing the fact that her husband may never walk again and, until their son, George, returns from the Merchant Navy, Winnie must run their greengrocer's on her own. Once the war is over and George is home, things start to improve but rationing remains in force and April's supply of home-grown vegetables couldn't be more welcome. And, before long, George can't help wishing he was the apple of her eye... What readers are saying about The Apple of Her Eye: 'An excellent read which I thoroughly enjoyed. If you enjoy books filled with personalities, and story-lines which not only entertain but take you on a journey back in time when history was being made, this certainly is the book for you' 'Incredibly heartwarming story, I loved it all the way through. Pamela Evans you have done it again'