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G. A. Henty
GEORGE ALFRED HENTY (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent . He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon according to literary critic Kathryn Castle: "Henty...exemplified the ethos of the new imperialism, and glorified in its successes". Henty's ideas about politics were influenced by writers such as Sir Charles Dilke and Thomas Carlyle . Henty once related in an interview how his storytelling skills grew out of tales told after dinner to his children. He wrote his first children's book, Out on the Pampas in 1868, naming the book's main characters after his children. The book was published by Griffith and Farran in November 1870 with a title page date of 1871
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Aviation
AVIATION is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics , being the design, development, production, operation and use of aircraft , especially heavier than air aircraft. The word _aviation_ was coined by French writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1863, from the verb _avier_ (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word _avis_ ("bird") and the suffix _-ation_
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Frederick Sadleir Brereton
FREDERICK SADLEIR BRERETON CBE (5 August 1872 – 12 August 1957) was a decorated soldier and an author of children's books on heroic deeds conducted in the name of the British Empire. Brereton was a prolific author. By the time he died he had written over 40 books. CONTENTS * 1 First World War * 2 Personal life * 3 Bibliography * 4 References * 5 External links FIRST WORLD WARBrereton served in the RAMC during the First World War with the rank of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel. In 1919 he was appointed as a Commander of the Portuguese Order of Aviz
Order of Aviz
and a CBE . PERSONAL LIFEBrereton married Ethel Lamb in 1898 and Isobel Murdoch in 1953
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First World War
Allied victory (exception: Russian defeat) * Fall of the German , Russian , Ottoman , and Austro-Hungarian empires * Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations
League of Nations
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940), known professionally as F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, was an American novelist and short story writer , whose works illustrate the Jazz Age . While he achieved limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the " Lost Generation " of the 1920s. He finished four novels: _ This Side of Paradise _, _The Beautiful and Damned _, _ The Great Gatsby _, and _Tender Is the Night _. A fifth, unfinished novel, _ The Last Tycoon _, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also authored 4 collections of short stories, as well as 164 short stories in magazines during his lifetime
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Charles Sheldon
CHARLES MONROE SHELDON (February 26, 1857 – February 24, 1946) was an American minister in the Congregational churches and leader of the Social Gospel movement. His novel, In His Steps , introduced the principle of " What Would Jesus Do?
What Would Jesus Do?
" which articulated an approach to Christian theology
Christian theology
that became popular at the turn of the 20th Century and had a revival almost one hundred years later. The stretch of US-24 on the north side of Topeka, Kansas
Topeka, Kansas
between US-75 and K-4 is named the Charles Sheldon
Charles Sheldon
Memorial Highway in his honor
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Henry Everett McNeil
HENRY EVERETT MCNEIL (1862 - December 1929) was a leading children's author of the 1910s and 1920s, and was an original and core member of the Kalem Club circle around the writer H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft
. McNeil played a crucial role in the career of H.P. Lovecraft, in that he was the first to urge Lovecraft to submit his fiction to Weird Tales magazine in the early 1920s. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 3 Further reading * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYMcNeil's fiction was published under the name 'Everett McNeil' and consisted of boys' adventure books and stories for magazines such as Boy's Life. His tales were historical in setting, often featuring immense wild landscapes, and were "addressed to boys, written for boys" without any moralistic preaching or many political details. In book form his fiction appears to have retained a popularity from the 1900s into the 1950s, when it went out of fashion
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Brompton Cemetery
Coordinates : 51°29′06″N 0°11′27″W / 51.484882°N 0.19079600°W / 51.484882; -0.19079600 Brompton Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery
DETAILS ESTABLISHED 1839 LOCATION West Brompton
West Brompton
, London
London
COUNTRY England TYPE Public SIZE 39 acres (16 ha) NO. OF GRAVES 35,000+ NO. OF INTERMENTS 205,000 WEBSITE Official websiteBROMPTON CEMETERY is a London
London
cemetery in the Royal Borough of Kensington
Kensington
and Chelsea . It is managed by The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks
, and is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries. Established by Act of Parliament and erected in 1839, it opened in 1840 and was originally known as the West of London
London
and Westminster Cemetery
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Elliott & Fry
ELLIOTT & FRY was a Victorian photography studio founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott (14 October 1835 – 30 March 1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry (1840 – 12 April 1897). For a century the firm's core business was taking and publishing photographs of the Victorian public and social, artistic, scientific and political luminaries. In the 1880s the company operated three studios and four large storage facilities for negatives, with a printing works at Barnet . The firm's first address was 55 & 56 Baker Street
Baker Street
in London
London
, premises they occupied until 1919. The studio employed a number of photographers, including Francis Henry Hart and Alfred James Philpott in the Edwardian era , Herbert Lambert and Walter Benington
Walter Benington
in the 1920s and 1930s and subsequently William Flowers
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American Civil War
Union victory * Dissolution of the Confederate States * U.S. territorial integrity preserved * Slavery abolished * Beginning of the Reconstruction Era BELLIGERENTS United States Confederate States COMMANDERS AND LEADERSABRAHAM LINCOLN Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B. McClellan Henry Halleck George Meade _and others _ JEFFERSON DAVIS Robert E. Lee J.E. Johnston P. G. T. Beauregard A.S
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Homeschooling
HOMESCHOOLING, also known as HOME EDUCATION, is the education of children inside the home. Home education is usually conducted by a parent or tutor. Many families that start out with a formal school structure at home often switch to less formal ways of imparting education outside of school. "Homeschooling" is the term commonly used in North America , whereas "home education" is more commonly used in the United Kingdom , elsewhere in Europe, and in many Commonwealth countries. Before the introduction of compulsory school attendance laws , most childhood education was imparted by the family or community. In several countries homeschooling, in the modern sense, is considered to be an alternative to attending public or private schools and is a legal option for parents. In other nations, homeschooling is considered illegal or is restricted to specific conditions, as noted in the Homeschooling international status and statistics
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Weymouth Harbour, Dorset
WEYMOUTH HARBOUR (or the OLD HARBOUR) is a picturesque harbour at the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset
Dorset
, southern England
England
. It has a 17th-century waterfront. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 See also * 3 References * 3.1 Notes * 3.2 Bibliography * 4 External links OVERVIEWWeymouth Harbour
Harbour
has included cross-channel ferries, and is home to pleasure boats and private yachts. Nearby to the south, the much larger Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy , where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held
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Blackie And Son
BLACKIE AND SON was a publishing house in Glasgow
Glasgow
, Scotland
Scotland
and London, England from 1890 to 1991. The firm was founded in 1809 by John Blackie (1782-1874) as a partnership with two others and was known as 'Blackie, Fullarton and Company'. It began printing in 1819 and was renamed 'Blackie and Son' in 1831, becoming a public limited company in 1890. The business had premises at 16/18 William IV Street, Charing Cross, London, 17 Stanhope Street in Glasgow
Glasgow
and 5 South College Street in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
. The company also opened offices in Canada and India. It ceased publishing in 1991. Blackie and Son
Blackie and Son
initially published books sold by subscription, including religious texts and reference books. Later the firm published single volumes, particularly educational texts and children's books, taking advantage of compulsory education from 1870
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Harper & Brothers
HARPER is an American publishing house, currently the flagship imprint of global publisher HarperCollins
HarperCollins
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 J. & J. Harper (1817–1833) * 1.2 Harper & Brothers (1833–1962) * 1.3 Harper & Row (1962–1990) * 1.4 HarperCollins
HarperCollins
(1990–present) * 2 Paperbacks * 3 Authors * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 6.1 Primary sources * 7 External links HISTORYJ. "> Eastman Johnson
Eastman Johnson
's portrait of Joseph Wesley Harper, c. 1880 James Harper and his brother John, printers by training, started their book publishing business J. & J. Harper in 1817. Their two brothers, Joseph Wesley Harper and Fletcher Harper , joined them in the mid-1820s. HARPER & BROTHERS (1833–1962) For more details on this topic, see Category: Harper & Brothers books
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Union (American Civil War)
During the American Civil War
American Civil War
(1861–1865), the UNION referred to the United States
United States
of America and specifically to the national / federal / cen