The Great Explosion

The Great Explosion
Title The Great Explosion PDF eBook
Author Eric Frank Russell
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
Pages 164
Release 2016-03-28
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1786258994

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MISSION OF EMPIRE Earthmen had colonized hundreds of planets in the four centuries of deep space exploration—independent new civilizations founded by the discontented and adventurous of Terra. Trouble was, they were too independent—and the Terran government had ambitions for a space empire. A giant battle cruiser went out into the starlanes, with instructions to persuade the colonial planets to join the Empire—and with a couple of thousand troops to back up the persuasion ! It looked like an interesting, if easy, mission—after all, what kind of opposition could a bunch of backwoods planets offer to the most advanced military power in the Galaxy? Quite a lot, as it turned out ... and all of it wildly unexpected! One of the "old pros" of science-fiction, Eric Frank Russell has, in THE GREAT EXPLOSION, written a fast-paced and compelling adventure—a fascinating look at a possible tomorrow. A satirical Classic.




The Great Explosion

The Great Explosion
Title The Great Explosion PDF eBook
Author Eric Frank Russell
Publisher Orion
Pages 352
Release 2015-12-31
Genre
ISBN 9780575072275

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The Great Explosion

The Great Explosion
Title The Great Explosion PDF eBook
Author Eric Frank Russell
Publisher
Pages 164
Release 1975
Genre Science fiction, English
ISBN 9780380003167

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The book is set about five centuries in the future, and about four centuries after the discovery of an interstellar drive has allowed every religious, political or other discontented minority group to take off and find a world of its own. Only now, the bureaucrats and military brasshats back on Terra have decided that all the prodigals have been left alone long enough, and are sending out expeditions to weld the scattered worlds into one empire.




The Great Explosion

The Great Explosion
Title The Great Explosion PDF eBook
Author Brian Dillon
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 288
Release 2015-05-07
Genre History
ISBN 1844882829

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The Great Explosion by Brian Dillon: a masterful account of a terrible disaster in a remarkable place In April 1916, shortly before the commencement of the Battle of the Somme, a fire started in a vast munitions works located in the Kentish marshes. The resulting series of explosions killed 108 people and injured many more. In a brilliant piece of storytelling, Brian Dillon recreates the events of that terrible day - and, in so doing, sheds a fresh and unexpected light on the British home front in the Great War. He offers a chilling natural history of explosives and their effects on the earth, on buildings, and on human and animal bodies. And he evokes with vivid clarity one of Britain's strangest and most remarkable landscapes - where he has been a habitual explorer for many years. The Great Explosion is a profound work of narrative, exploration and inquiry from one of our most brilliant writers. 'The Great Explosion is exhilarating and moving and lyrical. It is a quiet evisceration of a landscape through the discovery of a lost history of destructiveness, a meditation on Englishness, an autobiography, a mapping of absences. I loved it.' Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes ''What a fascinating, unclassifiable, brilliant book, confirming Brian Dillon's reputation as one of our most innovative and elegant non-fictioneers. No one else could have written it.' Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways 'Forensic, fascinating, endlessly interesting' Philip Hoare, Samuel Johnson Prize-winning author of Leviathan andThe Sea Inside 'A subtle, human history of the early twentieth century ... Explosions are a fruitful subject in Dillon's hands, one that enables him to reflect movingly on the instant between life and death, on the frailty of human endeavour, and on the readiness of nations to tear one another apart. The Great Explosion deftly covers a tumultuous period of history while centring on the tiniest moments - just punctuation marks in time' Financial Times '[Dillon's] account of the Faversham explosion is as bold as it is dramatic, while his descriptive passages about the marshlands of Kent are so evocative that you can practically feel the mud sticking at your feet' Evening Standard 'A brilliant evocation of place grasped in its modernity' Guardian 'Dillon ... has a WG Sebald-like gift for interrogating the landscape ... a work of real elegiac seriousness that goes to the heart of a case of human loss and destruction in England's sinister pastures green' Ian Thomson, Irish Times 'Exhilarating ... utterly beguiling' Literary Review




An Account of the Great Fire and Explosion ... in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead, on the 6th of October, 1854

An Account of the Great Fire and Explosion ... in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead, on the 6th of October, 1854
Title An Account of the Great Fire and Explosion ... in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead, on the 6th of October, 1854 PDF eBook
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Pages 104
Release 1854
Genre
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The Liberal Assassin

The Liberal Assassin
Title The Liberal Assassin PDF eBook
Author Destiny Aitsuji
Publisher Destiny Aitsuji
Pages
Release 2018-08-01
Genre Art
ISBN

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Many galaxies away on a frigid planet called Spxtro, humans are nearly extinct. It is up to the survivors of The Great Combustion to build a new society. 800 years later, under the rule of a corrupt Parliament, humanity is once again divided. The rich lived in the Inner City while the poor lived in the Slums where supplies were scarce. Out of curiosity and mischief, Titus sneaks out of the Academy and the Inner City to visit the Slums. There he met a former hitman who taught him the way of the Slums. When Mia Elliot's body turned up in the wastelands near the Slums, Titus vows to find and punish the ones responsible for her gruesome death. Some digging revealed the Parliament's involvement and human experimentation. Can Titus bring down the corrupted Parliament and free Luna from the system?




A History of the Great Revolt

A History of the Great Revolt
Title A History of the Great Revolt PDF eBook
Author John William Kaye
Publisher Gyan Publishing House
Pages 712
Release 1988
Genre India
ISBN 9788121201940

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The saga of 1857 revolt, the First War of Independence is written with painstaking care, and much toil and tears. It is a historian s account of chain of events and their cascading effects, baring the truth lying buried deep under the official positions and unofficial assertions. Recounting the events, the author even risked stirring up of controversy. John William Kaye had mountain of important papers in his possession related to Sepoy War, and to add, promised of further assistance from the surviving actors in the hot scene. The story of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 is, perhaps, the most signal illustration of our great national character ever yet recorded in the annals of our country. It was a vehement and inordinate self-assertion of the Englishman that produced the conflagration, it was the same vehement self-assertion of Indian people showed in the First War of Independence, the Indians cherish even to the date. It is an engrossing and heart-throbbing narration-a must read for the present day generation of Indians.