Expedition Diaries - In The Throne Room of the Mountain God

Author: Mr M S Lewis

Publisher: Adventure Press Ltd

ISBN: 1492791660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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Expedition Diaries is the journals and memoirs of a mountaineer. A mountaineer who had a dream, and then made that dream a reality. Through avalanche, storm, death, trials and tears he fought on to live his dream. After twenty years in the mountains, from the Welsh peaks of Snowdonia to the greater ranges of the Himalaya, Karakorum and the wilderness of Antarctica, this is a collection of his expedition diaries - as they were written. They include a first ascent of Workman Peak in Pakistan, The first Welsh ascent of Mount Vinson in Antarctica, the guiding of premiership football team manager Tony Pulis and the legend that is ex-England goalkeeper David Seaman during their attempt on Kilimanjaro in the worst conditions on the mountain for five years. The aim of this book is to inspire you to go for your dreams and to make them happen. Only you stand in your way of making them a reality.

Never Ask Permission

Author: Mary Buford Hitz

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813933471

Category: History

Page: 256

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Some cities, through hardship or glory or a combination of both, produce extraordinary women. Richmond in the early twentieth century, dominated by its prominent families and still haunted by the ghosts of its Confederate past, produced a galaxy of such characters, including Ellen Glasgow, Mary Cooke Branch Munford, and Lila Meade Valentine. Elisabeth Scott Bocock, Victorian in values but modern in outlook, carried on this tradition with her unique combination of family wealth and connections, boundless energy, eccentricity, and visionary zeal. Her daughter Mary Buford Hitz's candid memoir reveals the pleasures and frustrations of growing up with a woman who expected so much from her children and from the city whose self-appointed guardian she became. Elisabeth Bocock's vision was of a city that would take historic preservation seriously, of a society that would accept the importance of conservation. Impatient with process and society's conventions, she used her enormous personal magnetism to circumvent them when founding many of the institutions Richmond takes for granted today. In the creation of the Historic Richmond Foundation, the Carriage Museum at Maymont, the Hand Workshop, and the Virginia Chapter of the Nature Conservancy she played the dual roles of visionary and bulldozer. While part of a tradition of strong southern women, Elisabeth Bocock's tactics were unique, as she sought to convince others of both the practical and aesthetic links between preservation and the environment. One of the "five little Scotts," children of the founder of the investment firm Scott & Stringfellow, she grew up with great privilege, and she schooled her children in how to take advantage of such privilege and how to ignore it. Whether in their winter residence at 909 West Franklin Street in Richmond or at their summer home, Royal Orchard, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in her household she insisted both on achievement and on avoiding boredom at all costs. As Mary Buford Hitz recounts with intelligence and feeling, her mother often seemed like a natural force, leveling anything that stood in its way but leaving in its wake a brighter, changed world. Never Ask Permission is not only a daughter's honest portrait of a charismatic and difficult woman who broke the threads of convention; in Elisabeth Scott Bocock we recognize the flawed but feisty, enduring character of Richmond.

Farewell to Arms

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476770441

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8985


Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep. Ernest Hemingway famously said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times to get the words right. This edition collects all of the alternative endings together for the first time, along with early drafts of other essential passages, offering new insight into Hemingway’s craft and creative process and the evolution of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Featuring Hemingway’s own 1948 introduction to an illustrated reissue of the novel, a personal foreword by the author’s son Patrick Hemingway, and a new introduction by the author’s grandson Seán Hemingway, this edition of A Farewell to Arms is truly a celebration.

On Subject and Theme

Author: Ruqaiya Hasan,Peter Howard Fries

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027236216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

View: 5987


The ten papers in this volume focus on Subject and Theme. Theme began its life as a semantic notion in the work of Vilém Mathesius, while Subject has traditionally been seen as just a syntactic entity. More recently two related perspectives on these concepts have attracted linguists' attention: the formal criteria for their recognition and the relations between the two concepts. Using the systemic functional model as their point of departure, the papers in the present volume consider the two notions in a wider context by relating them to the interpersonal and textual metafunctions of language. By contrast with the current linguistic approaches, the primary focus here is neither simply on formal recognition criteria nor on the relation of these elements to each other; instead, the notions of Subject and Theme are examined from the point of view of their function in the economy of discourse, with studies of their significance in English and French, as well as in a range of non-Indo-European languages. Definitions of the concepts are offered on the basis of their discourse functions, which are also important in selecting the formal recognition criteria and in understanding their mutually supportive role vis à vis each other. Most of the papers in the volume are a selection from presentations made at the 19th International Systemic Functional Congress at Macquarie University.

Archaeology Under Fire

Author: Lynn Meskell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134643896

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Shadow of the Cathedral

Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465534628

Category:

Page: 341

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