Includes The First World War At Sea Illustrations Pack with 189 maps, plans, and photos. Although written under anonymously, the writer of the famous quartet of famous First World War sea-reportage novels, was identified as Rev. Montague T. Hainsselin. He was appointed to the chaplaincy of the Royal Navy in 1903, although he had been almost born into the Navy having raised in Plymouth. He served on many ships in his long career, from battlecruisers to the huge superdreadnoughts in the Mediterranean, Home and Channel Fleets. During the First World War he served in the Home Fleet based in Scapa Floe and was present at the only major sea-battle of the war at Jutland. Few men were been appointed so well as the Chaplain to report the inner workings of the Royal Navy from the lowliest stoker in the boiler room to the officers commanding entire behemoths of steel. Observant and witty, Rev. Hainsselin offers a view of the Royal Navy at War that has rarely been surpassed. Reviews of IN THE NORTHERN MISTS “Nothing, so far as one can remember, gives as good an idea as this book does of life in the Royal Navy in time of war.”—World. “Full of intimate touches, and full of good stories of quarter-deck and lower-deck.... The Padre is a man of infinite humour, as all truly religious men are. There is not a line of preaching in his book, an there is many a good yarn, but, for all that, it is a good book, it is a book of manliness and cleanliness and godliness. Read his one little incursion into religion, ‘Strad Cords,’ and you will love him for a practical muscular Christian.”—Daily Express. “The unnamed Padre ... tells us a great deal about the little ways of the Services, the psychology of its members, and the spirit that animates them; and always in a style so entertaining as well as sympathetic that these pages from his note-hook should prove one of the most popular and appreciated of books that the war has directly or indirectly inspired.”—Scotsman.
The Note book of an English Opium eater and Miscellaneous Essays
Available for the first time, Victor Serge's intimate account of the last decade of his life gives a vivid look into the Franco-Russian revolutionary's life, from his liberation from Stalin's Russia to his "Mexico Years," when he wrote his greatest works. In 1936, Victor Serge—poet, novelist, and revolutionary—left the Soviet Union for Paris, the rare opponent of Stalin to escape the Terror. In 1940, after the Nazis marched into Paris, Serge fled France for Mexico, where he would spend the rest of his life. His years in Mexico were marked by isolation, poverty, peril, and grief; his Notebooks, however, brim with resilience, curiosity, outrage, a passionate love of life, and superb writing. Serge paints haunting portraits of Osip Mandelstam, Stefan Zweig, and “the Old Man” Trotsky; argues with André Breton; and, awaiting his wife’s delayed arrival from Europe, writes her passionate love letters. He describes the sweep of the Mexican landscape, visits an erupting volcano, and immerses himself in the country’s history and culture. He looks back on his life and the fate of the Revolution. He broods on the course of the war and the world to come after. In the darkest of circumstances, he responds imaginatively, thinks critically, feels deeply, and finds reason to hope. Serge’s Notebooks were discovered in 2010 and appear here for the first time in their entirety in English. They are a a message in a bottle from one of the great spirits, and great writers, of our shipwrecked time.
The Ultimate French Notebook is a vocabulary notebook for French learners, but it's also suitable for French speakers who want to learn English, because all the content in the vocabulary section is both in French and English. The notebook has 160 pages including 65 different topics. There are 64 pages about vocabulary, 15 pages about grammar and 74 empty pages for your own notes. Every topic includes two pages, the left pages contain all the most important words and phrases in French and the right pages are empty so that you can add all the words and phrases that you learn. You will learn more than 3000+ unique words and 600+ phrases from the left pages. After filling all the empty pages with your own notes you could reach a total amount of even 5000-6000 words. Use this notebook as the center of your French or English studies and gather all the most important vocabulary within the pages of this notebook. Use it together with other learning resources like applications, text books, French classes or whatever you like and always add the words and phrases that you have learned in this notebook.