Boy Scouts Handbook

The First Edition, 1911
Author: Boy Scouts of America
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486439917
Category: History
Page: 448
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Presents guidance, first published in 1911, on camping skills; identification of birds, animals, trees, and plants; tracks and trailing; signaling; health and endurance; chivalry; first aid and lifesaving; games and athletic standards; and patriotism and citizenship; and also covers Scouting virtues, the Scout Oath and Law, Scout rank, and knots every Scout should know.

Civil War Short Stories and Poems

Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486281280
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 224
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Compiled by an expert on Civil War literature, this anthology offers an outstanding selection of short works. Includes stories and poems by Whitman, Melville, Longfellow, Bierce, Alcott, Twain, Whittier, and many others.

In Old New York

Author: Thomas A. Janvier
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486805700
Category: History
Page: 320
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This charming account of Manhattan's history extends from the arrival of Dutch colonists in the early 1600s through the late nineteenth century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and historian Thomas A. Janvier's wry sense of humor combine for a vivid portrait of the metropolis in its early years. Sketches, diary excerpts, and scenes from daily life recapture some of the city's long-vanished features. Ranging all over the island, the survey explores the farms and waterways of Greenwich Village, the Battery's fortifications, and shacks, barns, and mansions of the Upper East and West sides. Thirteen maps chronicle the city's expansion, and etchings, line drawings, and other images depict Fort Amsterdam, Chelsea's gates and doorways, and other public and private buildings. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, this fascinating book will enchant history buffs, students of urban planning and architecture, and all lovers of New York stories.

Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861

Author: War Department
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486316696
Category: History
Page: 560
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Wealth of authentic information on Union Army life includes details of military discipline, rank and command, arms, and more. A must for serious Civil War historians, buffs, and battle scene reenactors.

True Tales of the South at War

How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865
Author: Clarence Poe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613931X
Category: History
Page: 240
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DIVTreasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record. /div

The Confederate Reader

How the South Saw the War
Author: Richard B. Harwell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121291
Category: History
Page: 416
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Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated.

Die Kunst des Soldaten

Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit –
Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: Elfenbein Verlag
ISBN: 3941184830
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
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Der zwölfbändige Zyklus »Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit« — aufgrund seiner inhaltlichen wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Marcel Prousts »Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit« verglichen — gilt als das Hauptwerk des britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehört zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von dem gleichnamigen Bild des französischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die späten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich-Erzählers Jenkins — der durch so manche biografische Parallele wie Powells Alter Ego anmutet — bietet der »Tanz« eine Fülle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und aufschlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedankenwelt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwürdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im achten Band bilden die letzten Jahre des Zweiten Weltkriegs den historischen Hintergrund.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Author: W. J. Batchelder
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954548577
Page: 268
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W. J. Batchelder presents a detailed and extensive biography, dealing with the life and achievements of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement. Reprint of the 1913 edition.

Das Pfadfinderbuch

nach General Baden-Powells Scouting for Boys
Author: Alexander Lion
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783887784201
Page: 340
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Prinz Erik

Author: Serge Dalens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783887780036
Page: 191
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Adventures in Friendship

Author: David Grayson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548389109
Page: 102
View: 1959

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Those who fell in love with "Adventures in Contentment" and the man who went straight into nature's heart and read her message, will welcome with delight this "Adventures in Friendship." The beauty of the open is in every page.

Der Teufel von Chicago

ein Architekt, ein Mörder und die Weltausstellung, die Amerika veränderte
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596153916
Page: 446
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Gesetze der Form

Author: George Spencer-Brown
Publisher: Joh. Bohmeier Verlag
ISBN: 9783890943213
Category: Algebraic logic
Page: 200
View: 8369

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