The Milligan book of records

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Author: Spike Milligan,Jack Hobbs

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718113773

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 107

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Milligan's Meaning of Life

An Autobiography of Sorts

Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0670920789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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With his lightning-quick wit, unbridled creativity and his ear for the absurd, Milligan revolutionised British comedy, leaving a legacy of influence that stretches from Monty Python's Flying Circus to the work of self-confessed acolytes such as Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry today. Throughout his life, Milligan wrote prolifically - scripts, poetry, fiction, as well as several volumes of memoir, in which he took an entirely idiosyncratic approach to the truth. In this ground-breaking work, Norma Farnes, his long-time manager, companion, counsellor and confidante, gathers together the loose threads, reads between the lines and draws on the full breadth of his writing to present his life in his own words: an autobiography - of sorts. From his childhood in India, through his early career as a jazz musician and sketch-show entertainer, his spells in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Artillery, to that fateful first broadcast of The Goon Show and beyond into the annals of comedy history, this is the autobiography Milligan never wrote.

Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese

Author: Steven H. Gale

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824059903

Category: History

Page: 1307

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.

The Fate of Liberty

Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

Author: Mark E. Neely Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199728978

Category: History

Page: 304

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If Abraham Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, from charges that Democrats were singled out for harrassment to Gore Vidal's depiction of Lincoln as an "absolute dictator." Now, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Fate of Liberty, one of America's leading authorities on Lincoln wades straight into this controversy, showing just who was jailed and why, even as he explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies. Mark Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned attempt to deal with a floodtide of unforeseen events: the threat to Washington as Maryland flirted with secession, disintegrating public order in the border states, corruption among military contractors, the occupation of hostile Confederate territory, contraband trade with the South, and the outcry against the first draft in U.S. history. Drawing on letters from prisoners, records of military courts and federal prisons, memoirs, and federal archives, he paints a vivid picture of how Lincoln responded to these problems, how his policies were actually executed, and the virulent political debates that followed. Lincoln emerges from this account with this legendary statesmanship intact--mindful of political realities and prone to temper the sentences of military courts, concerned not with persecuting his opponents but with prosecuting the war efficiently. In addition, Neely explores the abuses of power under the regime of martial law: the routine torture of suspected deserters, widespread antisemitism among Union generals and officials, the common practice of seizing civilian hostages. He finds that though the system of military justice was flawed, it suffered less from merciless zeal, or political partisanship, than from inefficiency and the friction and complexities of modern war. Informed by a deep understanding of a unique period in American history, this incisive book takes a comprehensive look at the issues of civil liberties during Lincoln's administration, placing them firmly in the political context of the time. Written with keen insight and an intimate grasp of the original sources, The Fate of Liberty offers a vivid picture of the crises and chaos of a nation at war with itself, changing our understanding of this president and his most controversial policies.

In Memoriam

A Book of Record Concerning Former Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author: American Academy of Arts and Letters,William Milligan Sloane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Artists

Page: 231

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On p. 27-231: "Names, records, and portraits of former members in the order of their election to the Academy."

The Compulsive Spike Milligan

Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007195427

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 435

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This second superb collected work of one of Britain's best-loved comedians is an excellent companion to the sensational original, The Essential Spike Milligan. Spanning his 50-year career and incorporating a rich and varied range of material, this second anthology is as unmissable as the first. legacies in British entertainment history -- as well as a legion of devoted fans and admirers. His themes ranged from environmental issues to war, from nostalgia to depression, and his prolific output covers some of the most evocative events of the twentieth century, in a style both twistedly comic and harrowingly honest. Milligan, has inspired a second raid on the original brilliant source. Milligan was arguably the most one of the prolific and mould-breaking comic writers of the twentieth century and this second anthology gives another opportunity to sample his finest writing. children's stories, poetry and drawings plus a wonderful collection from his voluminous correspondence from the 1960s onwards with such varied recipients as the House of Commons, the Director-General of the BBC, Private Eye and British Telecom. A compulsive read for all Milligan fans.

Selections from the Greek Papyri

Author: George Milligan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107697298

Category: History

Page: 188

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First published in 1912, this book contains the original Greek text of 55 papyri fragments from significant collections.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815

Author: Thomas Jefferson,J. Jefferson Looney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691153183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 776

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The Retirement Series is documenting Jefferson's written legacy between his return to private life on 4 March 1809 and his death on 4 July 1826. During this period Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and sold his extraordinary library to the nation, but his greatest legacy from these years is the astonishing depth and breadth of his correspondence with statesmen, inventors, scientists, philosophers, and ordinary citizens on topics spanning virtually every field of human endeavor.--From publisher description.

Amagansett

Author: Mark Mills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684677

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In the small town of Amagansett, perched on Long Island's windswept coast, generations have followed the same calling as their forefathers, fishing the dangerous Atlantic waters. Little has changed in the three centuries since white settlers drove the Montaukett Indians from the land. But for Conrad Labarde, a second-generation Basque immigrant recently returned from the Second World War, and his fellow fisherman Rollo Kemp, this stability is shattered when a beautiful New York socialite turns up dead in their nets. On the face of it, her death was accidental, but deputy police chief Tom Hollis - an incomer from New York - is convinced the truth lies in the intricate histories and family secrets of Amagansett's inhabitants. Meanwhile the enigmatic Labarde is pursuing his own investigation.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2013 Issue

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608979

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 3, Number 2 June 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS Editor's Note William Blair Articles Stephen Cushman When Lincoln Met Emerson Christopher Phillips Lincoln's Grasp of War: Hard War and the Politics of Neutrality and Slavery in the Western Border Slave States, 1861–1862 Jonathan W. White The Strangely Insignificant Role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Civil War Review Essay Yael Sternhell Revisionism Reinvented? The Antiwar Turn in Civil War Scholarship Professional Notes Gary W. Gallagher The Civil War at the Sesquicentennial: How Well Do Americans Understand Their Great National Crisis? Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.

Memoiren des einflussreichsten DJs der Welt

Author: John Peel,Sheila Ravenscroft

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3954030799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 558

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John Peel ist der liebe Gott eines musikalischen Universums, das er eigenhändig geschaffen hat. Seine obsessive Suche nach dem Neuen in der Musik und seine Abneigung gegen Mittelmaß und Mainstream machten den Briten zum einflussreichsten DJ der Musikgeschichte. Mit seinen BBC-Sendungen, die weltweit zu hören waren, prägte er vierzig Jahre lang Musikfans und Musiker. Unzählige Bands haben ihm ihren Erfolg zu verdanken, ganze Genres wie Punk, Rap, Techno oder Hiphop hätten ohne ihn ein anderes Gesicht. Die Liste von Musikern, die er bekannt machte, ist endlos. Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Grateful Dead, The Smiths und The White Stripes sind nur einige Namen. Während der Arbeit an seiner Autobiografie, für die der englische Verlag über zwei Millionen Euro hinblätterte, starb John Peel unerwartet an einem Herzinfarkt. Seine Frau, die er liebevoll »The Pig« nannte, schrieb das Buch zu Ende.