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The Hundred Days (Vol. Book 19) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780393088519
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "One of the best novelists since Jane Austen....The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet....I give O'Brian's fans joy of it."—Philadelphia Inquirer Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering. They are inclined toward Napoleon because of his conversion to Islam during the Egyptian campaign, but they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm which, according to British intelligence, is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin must at all costs intercept. The fate of Europe hinges on their desperate mission. "The Hundred Days is certain to delight O'Brian's fans, for whom happiness is an unending stream of Aubrey/Maturin books....[It] is a fine novel that stands proudly on the shelf with the others."—Los Angeles Times

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    Waterloo, the Hundred Days
  • Author : David G. Chandler
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105039259978
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Presents an account of the battle, and discusses the organization behind the French and Allied Armies, their commanders, strategy, tactics, and weapons.

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    The Hundred Days Offensive
  • Author : Andrew Langley
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9780756538583
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Readers can follow the action as it unfolded in a series of narrated books that brings to life major events from history through first-hand accounts, quotes from participants, diagrams, photographs, and timelines.

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    The Hundred Days
  • Author : Joseph Roth
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780811222792
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now in paperback, Napoleon’s return to the throne in Paris, as imagined by the incomparable Joseph Roth Joseph Roth paints a vivid portrait of Emperor Napoleon’s last grab at glory, the hundred days spanning his escape from Elba to his final defeat at Waterloo. This particularly poignant work, set in the first half of 1815 and largely in Paris, is told from two perspectives, that of Napoleon himself and that of the lowly, devoted palace laundress Angelica—an unlucky creature who deeply loves him. In The Hundred Days, Roth refracts the deep sorrow of their intertwined fates. Roth’s signature lyrical elegance and haunting atmospheric details sing in The Hundred Days. “There may be,” as James Wood has stated, “no modern writer more able to combine the novelistic and the poetic, to blend lusty, undamaged realism with sparkling powers of metaphor and simile.”

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    Hundred Days
  • Author : Nick Lloyd
  • Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780465074921
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Describes the difficult and bloody four-month battle that tipped the stalemate on the Western Front in favor of the Allies in 1918 and drove back the Germans, bringing World War I to an end.

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    The Hundred Days
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 0786217499
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Stephen Maturin tries to turn Napoleon's secret link to the Islamic world against the emperor

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    Hitler's First Hundred Days
  • Author : Peter Fritzsche
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781541697447
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  • Genre : History
  • This unsettling and illuminating history reveals how Germany's fractured republic gave way to the Third Reich, from the formation of the Nazi party to the rise of Hitler. Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring of 1933, Germany turned itself inside out, from a deeply divided republic into a one-party dictatorship. In Hitler's First Hundred Days, award-winning historian Peter Fritzsche offers a probing account of the pivotal moments when the majority of Germans seemed, all at once, to join the Nazis to construct the Third Reich. Fritzsche examines the events of the period -- the elections and mass arrests, the bonfires and gunfire, the patriotic rallies and anti-Jewish boycotts -- to understand both the terrifying power the National Socialists exerted over ordinary Germans and the powerful appeal of the new era they promised. Hitler's First Hundred Days is the chilling story of the beginning of the end, when one hundred days inaugurated a new thousand-year Reich.

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    Napoleon's Hundred Days and the Politics of Legitimacy
  • Author : Katherine Astbury,Mark Philp
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9783319702087
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  • Genre : History
  • This book examines the politics of legitimacy as they played out across Europe in response to Napoleon’s dramatic return to power in France after his exile to Elba in 1814. Napoleon had to re-establish his claim to power with initially minimal military resources. Moreover, as the rest of Europe united against him, he had to marshal popular support for his new regime, while simultaneously demanding men and money to back what became an increasingly inevitable military campaign. The initial return – known as ‘the flight of the eagle’ – gradually turned into a dogged attempt to bolster support using a range of mechanisms, including constitutional amendments, elections, and public ceremonies. At the same time, his opponents had to marshal their resources to challenge his return, relying on populations already war-weary and resentful of the costs they had had to bear. The contributors to this volume explore how, for both sides, cultural politics became central in supporting or challenging the legitimacy of these political orders in the path to Waterloo.

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    A Hundred Days to Richmond
  • Author : Jim Leeke
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 025333537X
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  • Genre : History
  • In the spring of 1864, after three bloody years of civil war and with victory seemingly within reach for the Northern armies, John Brough, Ohio's energetic wartime governor, offered his state's militia for 100 days of federal service. Ordered east for duty in forts, railways, and prisons, they freed veteran troops to make the last great push against Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy. History soon overtook the Ohioans, however. They fought at Monocacy with Lew Wallace and under the watchful eye of Abraham Lincoln at Fort Stevens. They battled Mosby and other feared Southern guerrillas in Virginia and West Virginia. They fell to John Hunt Morgan's cavalry in Kentucky. They toiled and fought against thunderous Petersburg.

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    FDR: The First Hundred Days
  • Author : Anthony J. Badger
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780809015603
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A chronicle of the initial fifteen weeks of the thirty-second president's administration evaluates FDR's accomplishments while offering insight into why they have been upheld as a measure for subsequent presidencies, in an account that includes coverage of such topics as period unemployment, financial challenges, and the sixteen major bills that increased executive discretionary powers. Reprint.

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    The Last Hundred Days
  • Author : Patrick McGuinness
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781608199150
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Once the gleaming "Paris of the East," Bucharest in 1989 is a world of corruption and paranoia, in thrall to the repressive regime of Nicolae Ceau?escu. Old landmarks are falling to demolition crews, grocery shelves are empty, and informants are everywhere. Into this state of crisis, a young British man arrives to take a university post he never interviewed for. He is taken under the wing of Leo O'Heix, a colleague and master of the black market, and falls for the sleek Celia, daughter of a party apparatchik. Yet he soon learns that in this society, friendships are compromised, and loyalty is never absolute. And as the regime's authority falters, he finds himself uncomfortably, then dangerously, close to the eye of the storm. By turns thrilling and satirical, studded with poetry and understated revelation, The Last Hundred Days captures the commonplace terror of Cold War Eastern Europe. Patrick McGuinness's first novel is unforgettable.

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    One Hundred Days
  • Author : Alan Schom
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9798711164647
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  • Genre : Books
  • 'The best account of this episode in English.' TLS Napoleon was the hero of his age, a man who helped France become, briefly, a hugely impressive European power. In 1814, he was imprisoned on Elba, planning an escape and plotting his course of action once he had done so. From the time he landed back in France to his loss at Waterloo, one hundred days elapsed. Scholar Alan Schom, an expert in the history of the Napoleonic era, outlines the key personalities and events of those hundred days in 1815. Napoleon is a far cry from the heroic leader of the time before he was imprisoned in Elba, attempting to gather forces and convince his old friends to help him once again. Despite the difficulties he faced from his irresponsible brothers, and acting in opposition to the statesman Talleyrand, Napoleon was only a whisker away from a famous triumph, and only eventually defeated by the mobilised force of the Allies. It was the Duke of Wellington and Blücher who defeated Napoleon, who was prepared to take on England, Austria, Prussia and Russia. The book includes a brilliant account of the manoeuvres at Waterloo, and is a fantastic tale of daring that is a useful book exactly 200 years on from the 100 days. 'Undoubtedly the best account of this episode in English' - Richard Holmes, The Times Literary Supplement 'Alan Schom has written a racy account, backed by copious detail and an abundance of quotations...a good read' - Michael Carver, Sunday Telegraph 'A brisk, pacey account of the Hundred Days, written in a fluent and engaging manner...There are excellent sketches of Fouché, Talleyrand and Carnot and a most able analysis of the background...as well as fascinating material on espionage and intelligence' - Frank McLynn in the Literary Review 'A riveting narrative of events...a sparkling portrait gallery of the personalities who shaped those events' - Russell F. Weigely, author of The Age of Battles Alan Schom was a professor of French and European history before retiring to write full-time. He is the author of Emile Zola: A Biography and Trafalgar. One Hundred Days was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and for the 1992 US National Book Award.

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    Byron, Napoleon, J.C. Hobhouse, and the Hundred Days
  • Author : Peter Cochran
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9781443882385
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  • Genre : Poets, English
  • Napoleon was, after his defeat at Leipzig, “granted” the island of Elba to rule. He soon found this unsatisfactory, and, early in 1815, left for the south of France, and marched on Paris to some acclamation. He was, all too quickly, defeated at Waterloo. Observing all this was Byron’s friend J.C. Hobhouse, an ardent Bonapartist. Byron, who posed as one, never answered his letters from the thick of things in Paris. This book is structured in four layers, and begins with an essay about Byron and Napoleon, which is then followed by Byron’s poems about Napoleon and Hobhouse’s diary. Hobhouse’s letters conclude the volume. Most of Hobhouse’s diary has never been published. The book is published, aptly, on the bicentenary of The Hundred Days.

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    One Hundred Days (Text Only)
  • Author : Admiral Sandy Woodward
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780007390519
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • The bestselling, highly-acclaimed and most famous account of the Falklands War, written by the commander of the British Task Force.

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    Marie Louise
  • Author : Imbert de Saint-Amand
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3810726
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  • Genre : Books
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    Napoleon and the Hundred Days
  • Author : Stephen Coote
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0306815079
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • A portrait of the general and self-made emperor who, in 1815, escaped captivity and fought his way across Europe for one hundred days, until meeting his match at Waterloo, a journey chronicled in a recreation of the rise and fall of an Empire.

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    The French Revolutionary Wars
  • Author : Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781135977412
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  • Genre : History
  • Europe's great powers formed two powerful coalitions against France, yet force of numbers, superior leadership and the patriotic fervor of France's citizen-soldiers not only defeated each in turn, but closed the era of small, professional armies fighting for limited political objectives. This period produced commanders such as Napoleon and Nelson, whose names remain a by-word for excellence to this day. From Italy to Egypt Napoleon demonstrated his strategic genius and mastery of tactics in battles including Rivoli, the Pyramids and Marengo. Nelson's spectacular sea victories at the Nile and Copenhagen were foretastes of a century of British naval supremacy.

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    Lincoln’s Hundred Days
  • Author : Louis P. Masur
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9780674071339
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  • Genre : History
  • Lincoln’s Hundred Days tells the story of the period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the significantly altered decree. As battlefield deaths mounted and debate raged, Lincoln hesitated, calculated, prayed, and reckoned with the anxieties and expectations of millions.

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    The Ballad of the Hundred Days
  • Author : Joseph Roth
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105040951738
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  • Genre : Elba (Italy)
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    A Hundred Days in Marriage
  • Author : Joseph Uwagaba Caleb
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9781664127821
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • I am sharing a long life memory I shared with my lovely wife Sabine Mucyo, glimpse of a life I fought for and the hope that mends my broken heart. From the first day I met her, our honeymoon, our battle and the unexpected wins. It’s the story of the unexceptional wife I wished and had but not for long. A legacy started but didn't finish and my dreams to make every moment known and a fulfillment of a promise I made to her of writing about our love and sharing it with the world.

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    The Defining Moment
  • Author : Jonathan Alter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780743246019
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • An analysis of the four-term president's famous "fear itself" speech evaluates how FDR transformed his office and revitalized American morale throughout the first 100 days of his presidency, in an account that cites the contributions of his family members, advisors, and fellow polio survivors. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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    A Blueprint for War
  • Author : Susan Dunn
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9780300203530
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • One hundred days that set the stage for the American Century

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    A Hundred Days from Home
  • Author : Randall Wright
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781627795616
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • An adolescent boy struggles with the loss of one friendship and the flowering of a new one. The mouth of the basin had washed away so that the pool had emptied with the runoff from the storm, but the tree still stood, now taller than Elam, the center of a sandy bowl. Elam's mouth dropped open in surprise. Irises had shot up, crowding the edges of the bowl, their green, spear-like leaves reaching toward the sun. And they were in full bloom, their blues and purples reflecting the depth of the sky overhead. "It's . . . it's not possible," he said. "It's not." "It's magic," whispered Refúgio. Elam loves the wilderness of the mountains where he lives. He doesn't want to move to the Arizona desert, but his father thinks he needs a change. Ever since his best friend drowned in a river accident, Elam has been a loner. After the move Elam explores the desert alone, unwilling to befriend the neighboring kids. The dry brown earth makes him long for the lush green of home. But in the parched landscape he discovers something unexpected: a river where no water should be. There he meets Refúgio, who also seems to be a loner. Drawn together by a shared love of wildlife, the two forge a tentative friendship. Slowly Elam begins to let go of the guilt and pain from his friend's death, and of his longing to return to the mountains. Randall Wright's stunning first novel is a beautiful and deeply moving exploration of the aftermath of loss and the healing power of nature.

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    One Hundred Days (Plus One)
  • Author : Margaret McNamara
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780689855351
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Hannah looks forward to Robin Hill School's celebration of one hundred days of classes, but when a cold keeps her home the day of the party she decides to bring in the one hundred buttons she found anyway. Simultaneous.

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    JFK's Last Hundred Days
  • Author : Thurston Clarke
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781101617809
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A Kirkus Best Book of 2013 A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK’s last hundred days that asks what might have been Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Noted author and historian Thurston Clarke argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been. As we approach the anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, JFK’s Last Hundred Days reexamines the last months of the president’s life to show a man in the midst of great change, finally on the cusp of making good on his extraordinary promise. Kennedy’s last hundred days began just after the death of two-day-old Patrick Kennedy, and during this time, the president made strides in the Cold War, civil rights, Vietnam, and his personal life. While Jackie was recuperating, the premature infant and his father were flown to Boston for Patrick’s treatment. Kennedy was holding his son’s hand when Patrick died on August 9, 1963. The loss of his son convinced Kennedy to work harder as a husband and father, and there is ample evidence that he suspended his notorious philandering during these last months of his life. Also in these months Kennedy finally came to view civil rights as a moral as well as a political issue, and after the March on Washington, he appreciated the power of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., for the first time. Though he is often depicted as a devout cold warrior, Kennedy pushed through his proudest legislative achievement in this period, the Limited Test Ban Treaty. This success, combined with his warming relations with Nikita Khrushchev in the wake of the Cuban missile crisis, led to a détente that British foreign secretary Sir Alec Douglas- Home hailed as the “beginning of the end of the Cold War.” Throughout his presidency, Kennedy challenged demands from his advisers and the Pentagon to escalate America’s involvement in Vietnam. Kennedy began a reappraisal in the last hundred days that would have led to the withdrawal of all sixteen thousand U.S. military advisers by 1965. JFK’s Last Hundred Days is a gripping account that weaves together Kennedy’s public and private lives, explains why the grief following his assassination has endured so long, and solves the most tantalizing Kennedy mystery of all—not who killed him but who he was when he was killed, and where he would have led us.

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    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Author : Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105020004888
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  • Genre : France
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    The Last 100 Days
  • Author : John Toland
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105080672699
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : History
  • Chronicles the final one hundred days of World War II in Europe drawing on hundreds of interviews with military officers on both sides, diplomats, and underground leaders, as well as a variety of primary sources.

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    Roosevelt and the Hundred Days
  • Author : James E. Sargent
  • Publisher : Dissertations-G
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : UOM:39015003968396
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  • Genre : New Deal, 1933-1939
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    The Bronze Eagle
  • Author : Emma Orczy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9798565267914
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  • Genre : Books
  • The intrigues of the royalist and those of the adepts of Napoleon Bonaparte. Story set during the French Revolution. The perfect calm of an early spring dawn lies over headland and sea hardly a ripple stirs the blue cheek of the bay. The softness of departing night lies upon the bosom of the Mediterranean like the dew upon the heart of a flower.

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    100 Days
  • Author : Juliane Okot Bitek
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781772121216
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Poems that recall the senseless loss of life and of innocence in Rwanda.

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    Amiens to the Armistice
  • Author : J. P. Harris,Niall Barr
  • Publisher : Brasseys Uk Limited
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047525038
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  • Genre : History
  • A study of the '100 Days' campaign of the British Expeditionary Force, from 8 August to 11 November 1918. The author's aim is to rescue the campaign from the relative obscurity into which it has fallen and give it a central place in British military history and the development of the art of war.

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    Hundred Days
  • Author : Nick Lloyd
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780670920068
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  • Genre : History
  • Nick Lloyd's Hundred Days: The End of the Great War explores the brutal, heroic and extraordinary final days of the First World War. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. The Armistice, which brought the Great War to an end, marked a seminal moment in modern European and World history. Yet the story of how the war ended remains little-known. In this compelling and ground-breaking new study, Nick Lloyd examines the last days of the war and asks the question: how did it end? Beginning at the heralded turning-point on the Marne in July 1918, Hundred Days traces the epic story of the next four months, which included some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Using unpublished archive material from five countries, this new account reveals how the Allies - British, French, American and Commonwealth - managed to beat the German Army, by now crippled by indiscipline and ravaged by influenza, and force her leaders to seek peace. 'This is a powerful and moving book by a rising military historian. Lloyd's depiction of the great battles of July-November provides compelling evidence of the scale of the Allies' victories and the bitter reality of German defeat' Gary Sheffield (Professor of War Studies) 'Lloyd enters the upper tier of Great War historians with this admirable account of the war's final campaign' Publishers Weekly Nick Lloyd is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London, based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. He specialises in British military and imperial history in the era of the Great War and is the author of two books, Loos 1915 (2006), and The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story of One Fateful Day (2011).

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    One Hundred Days
  • Author : Alice Pung
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9781743821817
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From one of Australia's most celebrated authors comes a mother-daughter drama exploring the faultlines between love and control. Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award One hundred days. It's no time at all, she tells me. But she's not the one waiting. In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, sixteen-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Not on purpose, but not entirely by accident, either. Incensed, Karuna's mother, already over-protective, confines her to their fourteenth-storey housing-commission flat, to keep her safe from the outside world - and make sure she can't get into any more trouble. Stuck inside for endless hours, Karuna battles her mother and herself for a sense of power in her own life, as a new life forms and grows within her. As the due date draws ever closer, the question of who will get to raise the baby - who it will call Mum - festers between them. One Hundred Days is a fractured fairytale exploring the fault lines between love and control. At times tense and claustrophobic, it is nevertheless brimming with humour, warmth and character. It is a magnificent new work from one of Australia's most celebrated writers. 'The tale of mothers and daughters the world over, this is truly fiction at its fiercest. It is a masterpiece, a triumph.' -Maxine Beneba Clarke 'Pung's command as a writer is astonishing, elating. I adore this book.'-Christos Tsiolkas

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    One Hundred Days
  • Author : David Biro
  • Publisher : Pantheon Books
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050479305
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A successful physician reflects on his journey from healer to patient as he is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and finds himself on the other side of the medical profession.

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    Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biography
  • Author : Alan Forrest
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781250018151
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  • Genre : History
  • From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. The return of their long-dead emperor's corpse from the island of St. Helena was a moment that Paris had eagerly awaited, though many feared that the memories stirred would serve to further destabilize a country that had struggled for order and direction since he had been sent into exile. In this book Alan Forrest tells the remarkable story of how the son of a Corsican attorney became the most powerful man in Europe, a man whose charisma and legacy endured after his lonely death many thousands of miles from the country whose fate had become so entwined with his own. Along the way, Forrest also cuts away the many layers of myth and counter myth that have grown up around Napoleon, a man who mixed history and legend promiscuously. Drawing on original research and his own distinguished background in French history, Forrest demonstrates that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as their creator.

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    The Greatest Victory
  • Author : J. L. Granatstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0199009317
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  • Genre : History
  • The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 is a much celebrated moment in both Canadian and European military history. Vimy was a costly success. While it did improve military and public morale, the reality is that it was more of a symbolic victory than a strategic one (the Germans retreated a few miles and many lives had been lost). Surprisingly, few Canadians are familiar with the real story of Canadian military success and sacrifice: the Hundred Days that led to the end of the war. Beginning on August 8, 1918, the Canadian Corps launched a series of attacks that took Amiens, crossed the Canal du Nord, smashed the Hindenburg Line, took Cambrai and Valenciennes, and defeated a quarter of the German Army in the field. On the morning of August 8, following the Canadian-led attack, German commander and joint head of the German army Erich Ludendorff called it "the Black Day of the German Army." In the hundred days that preceded the Armistice on November 11, 1918, the Canadian Corps made its greatest contribution to the Allied victory in World War 1 and, without question, the greatest contribution any Canadian force has ever made in battle. The 100,000 soldiers of the four Canadian divisions fought a mobile war that was revolutionary in its effectiveness and, as J. L. Granatstein argues, would influence the course of subsequent fighting, particularly in World War 2. With 45,000 casualties in three months (almost a quarter of Canadian casualties during the whole four years of the war), however, the costs were heavy. These Canadian-led assaults changed Allied fighting from static defensive positions to a war of mobility, technology, and smart coordination. How did Canadians come to lead these mobile, well-coordinated, and hard-hitting attacks? The preparations were intense, according to Granatstein, ranging from individual training to massive corps-wide exercises; careful analysis of "lessons learned" studies; expansion of the role of signallers, gunners and engineers; and perfection of techniques like the "creeping barrage." The "fire and movement" philosophy emphasized by Sir Arthur Currie, Commander of the Canadian Corps, increased the use of tanks, machine guns, Stokes mortars, and phosphorus bombs, among other military hardware. Mobility was the key; Canadians used their two Motor Machine Brigades - with guns and mortars mounted on armoured cars and trucks - with great effect. Granatstein is an award-winning historian who has received six honorary degrees for his work on conflict and Canadian history. He is a gifted writer with a profound understanding of the historical and political context of World War I, as well as the many factors that played into the complex events in the final days of the war. These factors include complex politics, the logistics of large-scale battles, the personalities organizing the battles, and even the specific weather and geography that influenced battle outcomes. Perhaps most important is Granatstein's excellent selection of soldiers' own description of their experience on the ground, in his use of the Canadian Letters and Images Project. In addition to these perspectives, events are recounted from a variety of angles, including that of Canada's most famous General, Sir Arthur Currie. This new account of Canada's one hundred days will displace Vimy as the moment to remember about how the Great War was won - with difficulty, determination, and sacrifice.

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    Nothing to Fear
  • Author : Adam Cohen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781440685675
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : History
  • "A fascinating account of an extraordinary moment in the life of the United States." --The New York Times With the world currently in the grips of a financial crisis unlike anything since the Great Depression, Nothing to Fear could not be timelier. This acclaimed work of history brings to life Franklin Roosevelt's first hundred days in office, when he and his inner circle launched the New Deal, forever reinventing the role of the federal government. As Cohen reveals, five fiercely intelligent, often clashing personalities presided over this transformation and pushed the president to embrace a bold solution. Nothing to Fear is the definitive portrait of the men and women who engineered the nation's recovery from the worst economic crisis in American history.

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    The Hundred Day Winter War
  • Author : Gordon F. Sander
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 0700619100
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • The most comprehensive single-volume history of the Winter War the stunning defeat by the tiny Finnish army of the mighty Soviet Red Army in a gallant 105-day stand that captured the world's imagination during World War II."

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    A Hundred Days from Now
  • Author : Steven Corbin
  • Publisher : Alyson Books
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105006058528
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A love affair between two homosexuals infected with aids, a writer and a publisher. One accepts an experimental bone marrow transplant while the other looks after him. By the author of No Easy Place to Be.