Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory
This book examines issues around the representation and memory of the First World War. With contributions from international academics, the chapters cover a wide range of the historiographical aspects of war including the nature of representing the war in letters and diaries; the documentation of language change; the language of representing the war in reportage and literature; and the language of remembering the war.
America First! is a rarity among political books: first published in 1995, it remains more timely, relevant, and even urgent than ever. Lively and iconoclastic, it explores the rich heritage, the turbulent present, and the possible future of the political and cultural tendency known as "America First." Bill Kauffman, a columnist for the American Conservative, examines the nineteenth-century underpinnings and twentieth-century eruptions of American isolationism and nationalism, which are the fault lines along which the politics of the twenty-first century are cleaving.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ars&amp;amp;amp;egrave;ne Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar
A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world.
This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself.
In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more substantially in the next.
The story of how American Sign Language (ASL) came to be is almost mythic. In the early 19th century, a hearing American reverend, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, met a Deaf French educator, Laurent Clerc, who agreed to come to the United States and help establish the first school in America to use sign language to teach deaf children.
Endorsed for the latest (2015) syllabus to help your students prepare for their examination and enhance their enjoyment of English. This title has been written for the latest IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) syllabuses, for first teaching from 2013 and examinations from 2015, - Develops the skills necessary to become a better reader and writer - Offers detailed advice and preparation for the examination - Teaches skills for successful writing of essays and coursework assignment.
As America passed from a mere venue for English plays into a country with its own nationally regarded playwrights, William Dunlap lived the life of a pioneer on the frontier of the fledgling American theatre, full of adventures, mishaps, and close calls. He adapted and translated plays for the American audience and wrote plays of his own as well, learning how theatres and theatre companies operated from the inside out. Dunlap's masterpiece, A History of American Theatre was the first of its kind, drawing on the author's own experiences. In it, he describes the development of theatre in New York, Philadelphia, and South Carolina as well as Congress's first attempts at theatrical censorship.
The First World War was the most destructive conflict the world had known with scarcely a family throughout the UK and Commonwealth being untouched by the terrible slaughter of such battles as the Somme, Ypres and Gallipoli. In this 132-page special from the team behind Britain at War magazine, the key events that shaped the war are brought sharply into focus. The war in the air, the war at sea; the enormous effort by the countries of the Empire are all discussed, as are the major battles on the Western Front and in the Middle East.