Alice In France The World War I Letters Of Alice M O Brien

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Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 1681340267
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July 19, 1918: The wounded were pouring into the four Hospitals of the town. . . . We have decided to double up for a few days—half of us work at the Canteen and half at the Hospitals, taking turns. It will be hard work for awhile but everyone feels that you can't work hard enough these days.

In March 1918, twenty-six-year-old Alice O'Brien and three close friends set off from New York harbor, bound for wartime France. Unlike the soldiers aboard their ship, they were unpaid volunteers. As the daughter of a wealthy family, Alice had no need to work—no need to go to war. But she also drove her own car, was trained as an auto mechanic, spoke French, and had the passion and determination to contribute selflessly to the war effort.

Alice and her friends joined hundreds of American women serving as nurses, clerks, drivers, and canteen workers for the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other organizations. Her letters home, full of breezy gossip and telling detail, describe living conditions, attitudes and actions of French soldiers and civilians, and her own remarkable efforts near the front. Alice was brave and funny, proud and jingoistic, privileged and unassuming, and Alice made a difference in France.

The Keep Of Ages

Author: Caragh M. O'Brien
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1596439432
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Propulsive and deeply speculative, The Keep of Ages concludes the Vault of Dreamers trilogy with stirring possibilities for what it means to be alive.

Mr And Mrs Disraeli

Author: Daisy Hay
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473511070
Size: 44.70 MB
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Drawing on the couple's love letters and Mary Anne's own formidable archives, Daisy Hay reveals the heady mix of romance and power that fuelled their influence - and chronicles how the Disraelis crafted their unconventional marriage into an ...

Perfume River

Author: Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802190103
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From one of America’s most important writers, Perfume River is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family.

Female Tommies

Author: Elisabeth Shipton
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9780750979504
Size: 69.77 MB
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World War I saw one of the biggest ever changes in the demographics of warfare, as thousands of women donned uniforms and took an active part in conflict for the first time in history.

Mapping The Second World War

Author: Peter Chasseaud
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785834359
Size: 47.60 MB
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Experience the Second World War as you travel through time and follow the conflict of the war from 1939 to 1945 with this unique and invaluable volume!

Mindful Parenting For Adhd

Author: Mark Bertin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626251819
Size: 55.22 MB
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Written by a pediatrician and based in proven-effective mindfulness techniques, this book will help you and your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep calm, flexible, and in control.

The Story Of Alice

Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674967798
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Drawing on numerous unpublished sources, the author examines the peculiar friendship between Oxford mathematician Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, the child for whom he invented the Alice stories, and analyzes how this relationship stirred ...

Into The Breach

Author: Dorothy Schneider
Publisher: Viking Pr
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Uses excerpts from diaries, memoirs, letters, and newspaper accounts to depict the experiences of wartime nurses, entertainers, canteen workers, interpreters, and journalists