A Study Guide for Pierre Boulle s The Bridge over River Kwai

A Study Guide for Pierre Boulle s  The Bridge over River Kwai
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410342069
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Study Guide for Pierre Boulle's "The Bridge over River Kwai," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The City the River the Bridge

The City  the River  the Bridge
Author: Patrick Nunnally
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2011-01
ISBN: 0816667667
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City the River the Bridge Book Excerpt:

Exploring the university's role in understanding how disasters impact communities.

The Bridge

The Bridge
Author: United States. Army. 9th Armored Division,United States. Army. Forces in the European Theater
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1949
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Story of the Bridge

The Story of the Bridge
Author: Frederick William Robins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fall of the Tay Bridge

The Fall of the Tay Bridge
Author: David Swinfen
Publsiher: Birlinn Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN: 0857903411
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall of the Tay Bridge Book Excerpt:

It took 600 men six years to build and was one of the longest bridges in the world. On its completion in 1878, famous visitors, including the Emperor of Brazil, Prince Leopold of the Belgians and Queen Victoria herself, came to pay homage to this marvel of Victorian engineering. Then, on the night of 28 December 1879, the unthinkable happened. Battered by an apocalyptic storm, the thirteen ‘high girders’ of the rail bridge over the Tay estuary fell headlong into the river below, carrying with them a train and all its passengers and crew. There were no survivors. What caused the fall of the Tay Bridge, and who was really to blame? Returning to the subject since the first edition of The Fall of the Tay Bridge in 1994, David Swinfen has meticulously analysed new evidence and now presents a solution to the riddle which has perplexed historians and engineers for generations: what really brought the bridge down?

The Grand Western Railroad Game

The Grand Western Railroad Game
Author: Robert S. Farnsworth
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN: 1480927074
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Western Railroad Game Book Excerpt:

The Grand Western Railroad Game By: Robert S. Farnsworth The Grand Western Railroad Game by Robert S. Farnsworth is a fascinatingly detailed story of the historical importance of Western railroads. It has been meticulously written to educate the reader on the intricacies involved in the creation and growth of the Rock Island System over the “Empire Years.” The railroad’s premium passenger train service even inspired the popular song “The Rock Island Line is a Mighty Fine Line.” To quote the author, “I wrote this book, not from just the viewpoint of a rail fan, hundreds of whom have diligently photographically documented the railroad’s passage through time, but from the viewpoint of a former employee and from the insights gained from a broad education in both the university and in the experience of a practiced transportation planner. I hope that the reader will learn from the stories told here that the workers tried valiantly to do their jobs, that the line’s managers were forced to play with the hand that was dealt to them from a less than full deck, and that investors expected to get a reasonable return on the often gigantic sums paid into the corporation. “I hope that the information contained within these covers leads others toward more detailed studies of the railroads and of the conditions in which they survived, if not prospered.”

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Economic assistance, Domestic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Book Excerpt:

Identifies and describes specific government assistance opportunities such as loans, grants, counseling, and procurement contracts available under many agencies and programs.

Fairplay Weekly Shipping Journal

Fairplay Weekly Shipping Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Shipping
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Barack Obama and the Politics of Change

Barack Obama and the Politics of Change
Author: Stanley A. Renshon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN: 1135193991
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barack Obama and the Politics of Change Book Excerpt:

Based on extensive biographical, psychological, and political research and analysis, noted political psychologist Stanley Renshon follows Obama’s presidency through the first two years. He digs into the question of who is the real Obama and assesses the advantages and limitations that he brings to the presidency. These questions cannot be answered without recourse to psychological analysis. And they cannot be answered without psychological knowledge of presidential leadership and the presidency itself. Renshon explains that Obama’s ambition has been fueled by a desire for redemption—his own, that of his parents, and ultimately for the country he now leads, which has enormous consequences for his choices as president of a politically divided America.

Armor

Armor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Armored vehicles, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armor Book Excerpt:

The magazine of mobile warfare.

Complete Guitar Repair

Complete Guitar Repair
Author: Hideo Kamimoto
Publsiher: Oak Publications
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1997-11-14
ISBN: 1783235187
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Guitar Repair Book Excerpt:

Absolutely everything on the repair, set-up, restoration and construction of acoustic and electric guitars. Hundreds of illustrations. A must for every true guitarist.

The Quest of the Thirteen

The Quest of the Thirteen
Author: John DeFilippis
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-05-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest of the Thirteen Book Excerpt:

Life in the Kingdom of Mavinor was lived according to "The Scrolls," until they were attacked by the army of a neighboring kingdom (Xamnon). Every copy of The Scrolls was destroyed in the war. Despite countless hours of labor, the task of reproducing them was far from complete, and their society was slowly unraveling. In order to try and save his people from falling into an age of darkness, King Onestus, whose health is failing, announces that he will assemble a group of thirteen men to undertake a prophesied quest. This quest, to return a sacred medallion to the kingdom, will decide his successor. "The Medallion of Mavinor" is the story of how thirteen very different men learn to work together; warriors, a scholar, a rich man, a fisherman, thrown together against nearly impossible odds. They face off against their world, magical creatures, and one another on an epic journey into the past, and the future of their world.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code of Federal Regulations Book Excerpt:

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

Official Report of the Standing Committees

Official Report of the Standing Committees
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vedic Core of Human History

The Vedic Core of Human History
Author: M. K. Agarwal
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2013-12-23
ISBN: 1491715952
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vedic Core of Human History Book Excerpt:

The origin of world civilization can be traced to the Indus Valley cradle, where brilliant and original thinkers made groundbreaking discoveries. The history of these discoveries is recorded in the vast Sanskrit literature. In this study, author M. K. Agarwal explores the cultural and historical significance of the region. He explores Indus Valley culture, which encouraged creative thought—as opposed to the Abrahamic faiths, which herded followers into dogmatic thinking. He holds that these religions prospered because of their unfettered hatred of the Vedic-Hindu-Buddhist peoples, who were demonized as pagans to be murdered, tortured, raped, enslaved, and robbed. He also considers the achievements of that culture, such as the creation of the most affluent, most scientifically advanced, and most spiritual of all societies, with archeological moorings that can be traced back to 8000 BC. No other region can even come close to transforming people and culture like the Indus Valley, but the world’s Vedic roots have been ignored, shunned, and covered up. Uncover the history that has been lost and develop a deeper appreciation for the true cradle of human civilization with The Vedic Core of Human History.

United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Never Wars

Never Wars
Author: Blaine L. Pardoe
Publsiher: Fonthill Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Wars Book Excerpt:

Every major government’s military makes plans for waging wars, hoping that they never have to be employed. In the early part of the last century the US government prepared a number of war contingency plans for invading a number of nations—both hostile and friendly. These color-coded plans were designed for various political and military events, some of which actually unfolded in the Second World War. Never Wars: The US War Plans to Invade the World explores and provides details on a number of these key military invasion plans, their triggers, units involved, etc. Some of these plans, if executed, would have altered the globe or changed the events of the twentieth century and beyond. Included with this was the 1914 war plan against a triumphant Germany, a 1935 plan to attack Great Britain, the 1920s US plans to land forces in Mexico to topple their government, a plan for invading China and even a 1905 strike into the heart of Canada. From a plan to invade the Azores to an incursion into Cuba, Never Wars presents never before published plans for the US to strike out at the world.

Retreat of I Corps 1914

Retreat of I Corps 1914
Author: Jerry Murland
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 1783463732
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Retreat of I Corps 1914 Book Excerpt:

On 23 August 1914 it was only the two divisions of General Smith-Dorrien's II Corps that were directly engaged with the German First Army along the line of the Mons-Conde Canal. As the British Expeditionary Force withdrew from Mons and bivouacked around Bavay on 25 August, Sir John French and his GHQ advisors _ unsure of the condition of the routes through the Fort de Mormal - ordered the British Expeditionary Force to continue their retirement the next day and to avoid the 35 square miles of forest roads. Consequently II Corps used the roads to the west of the Fort de Mormal and Sir Douglas Haig's I Corps those to the east _ with the intention that the four divisions should meet again at Le Cateau. It was an intention that was ambushed by circumstance as I Corps encountered units of the German 7th Division at Landrecies on 25/26 August. Unsure of the weight of the German attack at Landrecies, Douglas Haig hurriedly left for Grand Fayt and ordered his two divisions to immediately begin their retirement along a route that would take them west of Le Cateau. It was this decision that kept the by now five divisions of the BEF apart until 1 September and is the subject of this book. I Corps was now coming under attack from the German Second Army and the resulting rearguard actions that Haig's men were involved in are covered in this volume:

Annual Report

Annual Report
Author: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Transportation Experience

The Transportation Experience
Author: William L. Garrison,David M. Levinson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2014-03
ISBN: 0199862710
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transportation Experience Book Excerpt:

"A history of the development of transportation systems, with suggestions for further efficiency"--Provided by publisher.