Download e-book for kindle: “Bully for the Band!”: The Civil War Letters and Diary of by Charles George,Herbert George,Jere George,Osman George,James

By Charles George,Herbert George,Jere George,Osman George,James A. Davis

From the commanding name of the bugle at reveille to wrestle directions (such as “fix bayonets”) to reassuring songs round the campfire at evening, song was once a vital part of the Civil conflict soldier’s event. This quantity provides the Civil conflict writings of Charles, Herbert, Jeremiah and Osman George, 4 brothers from the city of Newbury, Vermont, who performed within the tenth Vermont Infantry regimental band. Their letters and a diary describe the lifetime of an enlisted musician, together with forming a band, rehearsals and repertory, performances for officials, troops, and civilians—and battlefield stretcher-bearer tasks. regardless of the hardships they suffered, together with the lack of one brother, their writings (supported by way of unique scene-setting narratives by means of editor Davis) exhibit the Georges’ fraternal bond that sustained them emotionally and ensured they might proceed to serve their comrades in battle.

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Download PDF by Robert Cumming: My Dear BB . . .: The Letters of Bernard Berenson and

By Robert Cumming

In 1925, the 22-year-old Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) and the mythical paintings critic and historian Bernard Berenson (1865–1959) met in Italy. From that second, they begun a correspondence that lasted till Berenson’s demise at age ninety four. This booklet makes on hand, for the 1st time, the whole correspondence among of the main influential figures within the 20th-century artwork international, and provides a brand new and distinctive perception into their lives and motivations. The letters are prepared into ten chronological sections, each one observed by way of biographical information and supplying the context for the occasions and personalities observed. They have been either proficient letter writers: informative, spontaneous, funny, gossipy, and of their common letters they exchanged information and perspectives approximately artwork and politics, family and friends lifestyles, creditors, connoisseurship, discoveries, books learn and written, and go back and forth. Berenson instructed Clark on his blossoming profession, caution opposed to the museum and advertisement paintings worlds whereas encouraging his promise as a author and interpreter of the humanities. especially, those letters hint the improvement of a deep and intimate friendship.

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Download PDF by Jose Marti,Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria,Esther Allen: Selected Writings (Penguin Classics)

By Jose Marti,Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria,Esther Allen

José Martí (1853-1895) is the main well known political and literary determine within the historical past of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred innovative chief of Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in manhattan for many of his grownup existence, incomes his residing as a international correspondent. through the Eighteen Eighties and early Eighteen Nineties, Martí's have been the eyes wherein a lot of Latin the USA observed the U.S.. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that interval in U.S. heritage, the assassination of James Garfield, the outlet of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and masses extra, carry it speeding again to lifestyles.

Organized chronologically, this assortment starts along with his early writings, together with a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age 16. the center part specializes in his journalism, which bargains a picture of the USA within the 19th century, its lifestyle and approach of presidency, that opponents something written by way of de Tocqueville, Dickens, Trollope, or the other ecu commentator. together with beneficiant choices of his poetry and personal notebooks, the e-book concludes along with his dazzling, hallucinatory ultimate masterpiece, "War Diaries", by no means sooner than translated into English.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download e-book for iPad: Briefe: 1908–1974 (German Edition) by Carl J. Burckhardt

By Carl J. Burckhardt

Werden und Entfaltung eines großen Europäers, gespiegelt und erklärt in Briefen voller Einsichten und Voraussichten, voller Kultur = Humanität. Vielzählig die Briefpartner Carl Jacob Burckhardts und die Themen. Der Historiker spricht und der Politiker, und immer spricht der künstlerische Mensch, in dessen Leben und Wirken cling und Fähigkeit zu dichten sich kreuzen mit der Notwendigkeit, zu erkennen und dem Auftrag, zu handeln.
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Download e-book for iPad: Jan Seghers' Geisterbahn: Tagebuch mit Toten (German by Matthias Altenburg

By Matthias Altenburg

Muss guy erst tot sein, bis das, used to be guy gedacht hat, ans Licht darf?

Ein Buch, so aufregend wie das beginnende Jahrtausend: «Jan Seghers’ Geisterbahn» ist Pop und Anti-Pop, ein Alltagsroman unserer Tage. Matthias Altenburg führt uns zu den verborgenen Schönheiten und an die struppigen Ränder; er wendet sich monströsen Verbrechen zu und sucht Trost bei den Rotschwänzen in seinem Garten. Mal ist er Beobachter und Chronist, dann wieder mischt er sich leidenschaftlich ein, mal Reporter der Gefühle, dann wieder Liebhaber des freundlichen Abstands. Auf jeder Seite spürt guy seinen Spaß am Denken und am Geschichtenerzählen. Zorn und Hingabe wechseln sich ab, und wir lesen Beschreibungen alltäglicher Szenen von anrührender Präzision.
In «Jan Seghers’ Geisterbahn» sitzen sie alle beieinander: Freunde und Fremde, Bob Dylan und Rosa Luxemburg, Marcel Proust und Jean Seberg, Guttenberg und Gaddafi, Ernst Jünger und Anna Nicole Smith, Janis Joplin und Angela Merkel – die Götter und die Schufte, die Mörder und ihre Opfer, die Lebenden und die Toten.

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Ian Hamilton Finlay,Stephen Bann's Stonypath Days: Letters between Ian Hamilton Finlay and PDF

By Ian Hamilton Finlay,Stephen Bann

These letters to (and from) Finlay’s good friend, the English poet and pupil, Stephen Bann, centre at the preliminary improvement of the backyard at Stonypath, close to Edinburgh, later to develop into the realm popular ‘Little Sparta’. They hide Finlay’s draw back from poetry in the direction of sculpture and backyard layout, and the considering in the back of, and outcomes of, this development.

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Download PDF by William H. Martin,Sandra Mason: The Man Behind the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Life and

By William H. Martin,Sandra Mason

Edward FitzGerald’s translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam is likely one of the most sensible identified poems within the English language. Its traces and verses became a part of the Western literary canon and his translation of this most renowned of poems has been consistently in print in for nearly a century and a part. yet simply who was once Edward FitzGerald? was once he the eccentric recluse that almost all students could have us think? Is there extra to the guy than simply his well-known translation? within the guy at the back of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam William Martin and Sandra Martin transcend the traditional view. Drawing on their special research of the greater than 2,000 surviving letters of FitzGerald, including facts from his scrapbooks, ordinary books and fabrics from his own library, they display a extra convivial but complicated character than we've been resulted in suppose.

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Download e-book for kindle: Letters from Vladivostock, 1894-1930 by Eleanor L. Pray,Birgitta Ingemanson,Patricia D. Silver

By Eleanor L. Pray,Birgitta Ingemanson,Patricia D. Silver

In 1894, Eleanor L. Pray left her New England domestic to maneuver along with her service provider husband to Vladivostok within the Russian a long way East. Over the following thirty-six years � from the time of Tsar Alexander III to the early years of Stalin�s rule � she wrote greater than 2,000 letters chronicling her relatives lifestyles and the tumultuous social and political occasions she witnessed. Vladivostok, 5,600 miles east of Moscow, was once formed via a wealthy intersection of Asian cultures, and Pray�s witty and observant writing paints a shiny photo of the town and its denizens in the course of a interval of momentous social swap. The ebook deals highlights from Pray�s letters besides illuminating old and biographical information.

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