The only thing Benya can truly trust is his horse, Silver Socks, and that he will find no mercy in onslaught of Hitler’s troops as they push East.Spanning ten epic days, between Benya’s war on the grasslands of southern Russia and ...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. He enrolls in the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines—but is there a traitor among them? The only thing Benya can truly trust is his horse, Silver Socks, and that he will find no mercy in onslaught of Hitler’s troops as they push East.Spanning ten epic days, between Benya’s war on the grasslands of southern Russia and Stalin’s intrigues in the Kremlin, between Benya’s intense affair with an Italian nurse and a romance between Stalin’s daughter and a war correspondent, this is a sweeping story of passion, bravery, and survival—where betrayal is a constant companion, death just a heartbeat away, and love, however fleeting, offers a glimmer of redemption.
At noon, our class was marched across the street to the town square to eat lunch.
Wedged between Lee and Amy, I wolfed down a peanut-butter-and-jelly
sandwich. Amy said, “Officer Lucy caught us.” No longer our secret. “Nevada,”
Lee said ...
Author: Deborah Taylor-French
Nevada is a hotheaded twelve-year-old girl who dreams of rescuing and training dogs. Her grandmother, mentors Nevada to help her understand dogs needs. One night, Nevadas happy life alters when the sky burns red. Nevada races to save a family, their sheep, and barn cats from a wildfire. Although her father worries over her recklessness, shes hailed a hero in her small town of Eagle Creek, California. Local ranchers are not yet aware that they will soon depend on Nevada to stop a serial arsonist and his greedy plans. After her school is torched and the damage blamed on students, Nevadaalong with her best friends and canine palshunt the arsonist to stop him before he sets off a firestorm.
It crawled along into Sunday , and during the last quarter of Washington ' s game
with their now popular new rivals the Baltimore Ravens , the admiral called . “
Dan , meet me at noon tomorrow at the Navy Marine Club up near DuPont Circle
Author: Bill Bigelow
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) presents "Red Sky at Night," a six part series written by Bruce Robinson in April 2001. Robinson offers information about the Great Fire of London, England, which started in September 1666 and burned for four days.
At last supper was over. The women swept the dishes away, ... Galicia, along
high bare tracks overhanging the sheltered valleys where thick grass grew and
herds of panting sheep gathered at noon by white-pebbled streams. I had skirted
Author: Laurie Lee
Publisher: Penguin UK
'I was set down from the carrier's cart at the age of three; and there with a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began.' 'This trilogy is a sequence of early recollections, beginning with the dazzling lights and sounds of my first footings on earth in a steep Cotswold valley some three miles long. For nineteen years this was the limit of my world, then one midsummer morning I left home and walked to London and down the blazing length of Spain during the innocent days of the early thirties. Never had I felt so fat with time, so free to go where I would. Then such indulgence was suddenly broken by the savage outbreak of the Civil War . . .' - Laurie Lee
At noon there was lunch—soup, then potatoes and a sort of goulash or stew. The
meat content was extremely poor. Then more work until 6 p.m. when dinner
consisted of either semolina or macaroni and black coffee to wash it down.
Author: Capt. Jo Capka
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
A Czech pilot’s incredible experiences as a Legionnaire, a saboteur...and a prisoner. JO CAPKA was a Captain in the Czechoslovak Air Force who escaped to Poland following the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939. Determined to continue the fight, he joined the French Foreign Legion. Relief came with the declaration of war and secondment to the French Air Force, but when France was overrun, Jo fled to the South of France where at Bordeaux he joined a group of Polish Airman on a ship bound for England. He then joined the RAF and was posted to the newly formed 311 (Czech) Bomber Squadron. He flew 56 bombing missions in Wellingtons and was awarded the DFM. Severely injured over Normandy in June 1944, he was treated by the pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe. After the war, he returned to Czechoslovakia with his wife, a former WAAF, to run a flying school, but following the communist coup in 1948 was arrested as a British spy and charged with High Treason. He spent 7.5 years in prison, 14 months in solitary confinement, and was only released after the death of Stalin. He returned to England 1957.
Author: Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Primarily consists of: Transactions, v. 1, 3, 5-8, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 32, 34-35, 38, 42-43; and: Collections, v. 2, 4, 9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-31, 33, 36-37, 39-41; also includes lists of members.
At night Dec. 1. — Glory seen at 9h 15m ( see fig . 1 ) . Red outside sky covered
with detached masses of low misty cloud in ... At noon Dec. 13. - At 2h rain was
falling , and air felt much sky cleared , and sun shone all afternoon . Fog or cloud
Author: Royal Society of Edinburgh
List of fellows in v. 1-5, 7-16, 20-30, 32-33, 35-41, 45; continued since 1908 in the Proceedings, v. 28-
about it there ; we just called it Twelfth Night and let it go at that . Since the
Montoyas were more or less back in the chips , there were lots of people for
dinner , and Excilda served the meal in shifts , starting at noon . She ' d been
working on the ...
Author: Kelli M. Gary
When his father joins the Navy in World War II, Josh's mother packs him off to New Mexico for the duration
At noon the work horns sounded through The shipyards on Clyde ' s shore And
told men that the day had come When they ' d work there no more . Economy is
hand and sweat A welder in his mask A new apprentice pouring tea . From his ...
Author: Andy Croft
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
An anthology of British socialist poetry. It starts with William Blake, John Clare, Charles Dickens and Shelley, and ends with Carol Ann Duffy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay and Mr Social Control. Here we have the poetry of the first world war (Isaac Rosenberg, Ivor Gurney); the celebration of revolution (Hugh McDiarmid, D H Lawrence); the hungry thirties (Auden, C Day Lewis and Louis MacNiece); the second world war years (Alun Lewis, Hamish Henderson); new post-war voices (Alex Comfort, Roger McGough); the years of colonial liberation (Adrian Mitchell, James Berry); new voices of black writing (Grace Nichols, Jean Binta Breeze) and the women's movement (Liz Lochhead, Alison Fell); the Thatcher years (Sean O'Brien, Anne Stevenson) and modern times (Kathleen Jamie, Linda France). In all - 153 poems from 117 poets. Many of the poets will be well-known to poetry readers....a few will be forgotten voices. Red Sky At Night tells the story of the movement of an idea from the margins of British life to the center, and then out again to its disreputable edges. It tells the story of the engagement by British poets with contemporary political events. And it provides a sustained political footnote to the literary history of the last century.