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Title THE WAR IN THE AIR
Author Anonim
Publisher 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印
Release Date 2017-04-23
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The reader should grasp clearly the date at which this book was written. It was done in 1907: it appeared in various magazines as a serial in 1908 and it was published in the Fall of that year. At that time the aeroplane was, for most people, merely a rumour and the "Sausage" held the air. The contemporary reader has all the advantage of ten years' experience since this story was imagined. He can correct his author at a dozen points and estimate the value of these warnings by the standard of a decade of realities. The book is weak on anti-aircraft guns, for example, and still more negligent of submarines. Much, no doubt, will strike the reader as quaint and limited but upon much the writer may not unreasonably plume himself. The interpretation of the German spirit must have read as a caricature in 1908. Was it a caricature? Prince Karl seemed a fantasy then. Reality has since copied Prince Carl with an astonishing faithfulness. Is it too much to hope that some democratic "Bert" may not ultimately get even with his Highness? Our author tells us in this book, as he has told us in others, more especially in The World Set Free, and as he has been telling us this year in his War and the Future, that if mankind goes on with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable. It is chaos or the United States of the World for mankind. There is no other choice. Ten years have but added an enormous conviction to the message of this book. It remains essentially right, a pamphlet story--in support of the League to Enforce Peace. K.

The War In The Air by H. G. Wells

Title The War in the Air
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher The Floating Press
Release Date 2009-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9781775410300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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H. G. Wells' prophetic The War in the Air foretold the use of airplanes in warfare and the coming of World War I. First serialized in 1907 and published in book form in 1908, the novel tells the story of the forward-thinking tinkerer Bert Smallways. Alfred Butteridge is said to be the only English aviator to know the "secret of the flying machine." When Bert Smallways accidentally falls into Butteridge's hot air balloon, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a German plot to bomb New York city. The setting is the outbreak of war as German forces attempt to dominate the air before the Americans can succeed in building a large aerial navy. On the other side of the United States tensions with the "Confederation of Eastern Asia", an allegiance between China and Japan, compound into full scale war, leaving the U.S. to fight on both eastern and western fronts, on sea and in the air.

The War In The Air by Herbert George Wells

Title The War in the Air
Author Herbert George Wells
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1917
Category
Total Pages 395
ISBN HARVARD:32044020564035
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Works Of H G Wells by Herbert G. Wells

Title The Works of H G Wells
Author Herbert G. Wells
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1926
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:831232348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The War in the Air by H G Wells
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-02-02
Category
Total Pages 466
ISBN 1984967223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The War in the Air, a military science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908 in The Pall Mall Magazine, is like many of Wells's works notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts-in this case, the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a "forward-thinking young man" and a "kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-'ave-a-look-at-it and enamel-chipping variety."

Title War of the Worlds the War in the Air
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Release Date 2017-01-09
Category Science fiction, English
Total Pages 432
ISBN 1840227427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The narrator of The War of the Worlds is quick to discover that what appeared to be a falling star was, in fact, a metallic cylinder landing from Mars. In The War in the Air, naive but resourceful Bert Smallways is thrilled by speed and fascinated by the new flying machines.

An H G Wells Companion by J. R. Hammond

Title An H G Wells Companion
Author J. R. Hammond
Publisher Springer
Release Date 1979-06-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781349041466
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The War in the Air Webster s French Thesaurus Edition
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher ICON Group International
Release Date 2008-09-18
Category
Total Pages 347
ISBN 0497970732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of The War in the Air by H.G. Wells was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a wordsmeaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is

The War Of The Worlds by H. G. Wells

Title The War of the Worlds
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher First Avenue Editions ™
Release Date 2017-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 206
ISBN 9781467776219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

The World Set Free by H. G. Wells

Title The World Set Free
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2016-09-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9781473345669
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The World Set Free" is a novel by H. G. Wells, written in 1913 and first published in 1914. The plot concerns the advent and use of terrible and immensely-powerful nuclear weapons the likes of which the world has never seen before, exploring the idea of technological advance as a means of human progress. A fascinating and prophetic novel, "The World Set Free" is highly recommended for fans of vintage speculative fiction. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Invisible Man" (1897), and "The War of the Worlds" (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Next War In The Air by Brett Holman

Title The Next War in the Air
Author Brett Holman
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-02-17
Category History
Total Pages 302
ISBN 9781317022626
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the early twentieth century, the new technology of flight changed warfare irrevocably, not only on the battlefield, but also on the home front. As prophesied before 1914, Britain in the First World War was effectively no longer an island, with its cities attacked by Zeppelin airships and Gotha bombers in one of the first strategic bombing campaigns. Drawing on prewar ideas about the fragility of modern industrial civilization, some writers now began to argue that the main strategic risk to Britain was not invasion or blockade, but the possibility of a sudden and intense aerial bombardment of London and other cities, which would cause tremendous destruction and massive casualties. The nation would be shattered in a matter of days or weeks, before it could fully mobilize for war. Defeat, decline, and perhaps even extinction, would follow. This theory of the knock-out blow from the air solidified into a consensus during the 1920s and by the 1930s had largely become an orthodoxy, accepted by pacifists and militarists alike. But the devastation feared in 1938 during the Munich Crisis, when gas masks were distributed and hundreds of thousands fled London, was far in excess of the damage wrought by the Luftwaffe during the Blitz in 1940 and 1941, as terrible as that was. The knock-out blow, then, was a myth. But it was a myth with consequences. For the first time, The Next War in the Air reconstructs the concept of the knock-out blow as it was articulated in the public sphere, the reasons why it came to be so widely accepted by both experts and non-experts, and the way it shaped the responses of the British public to some of the great issues facing them in the 1930s, from pacifism to fascism. Drawing on both archival documents and fictional and non-fictional publications from the period between 1908, when aviation was first perceived as a threat to British security, and 1941, when the Blitz ended, and it became clear that no knock-out blow was coming, The Next War in the Air provides a fascinating insight into the origins and evolution of this important cultural and intellectual phenomenon, Britain's fear of the bomber.

War And The Future by H. G. Wells

Title WAR AND THE FUTURE
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2017-12-06
Category Political Science
Total Pages 156
ISBN 9788027234783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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War and the Future (1917) is a work of war propaganda by H.G. Wells that was published in America under the title Italy, France, and Britain at War. Wells would have preferred the title The War of Ideas, but his publisher overruled him. Except for the opening piece, its chapters were published as articles in the press. Contents: The Passing of the Effigy The War in Italy (August 1916) Chapter I. The Isonzo Front Chapter II. The Mountain War Chapter III. Behind the Front The Western War (September 1916) Chapter I. Ruins Chapter II. The Grades of War Chapter III. The War Landscape Chapter IV. New Arms for Old Ones Chapter V. Tanks How People Think About the War Chapter I. Do They Really Think at All? Chapter II. The Yielding Pacifist and the Conscientious Objector Chapter II. The Religious Revival Chapter IV. The Riddle of the British Chapter V. The Social Changes in Progress Chapter VI. The Ending of the War Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells was now considered to be one of the world's most important political thinkers and during the 1920s and 30s he was in great demand as a contributor to newspapers and journals.

The War In The Air by H. G. Wells

Title The War in the Air
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher The Floating Press
Release Date 2009-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9781775410300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

H. G. Wells' prophetic The War in the Air foretold the use of airplanes in warfare and the coming of World War I. First serialized in 1907 and published in book form in 1908, the novel tells the story of the forward-thinking tinkerer Bert Smallways. Alfred Butteridge is said to be the only English aviator to know the "secret of the flying machine." When Bert Smallways accidentally falls into Butteridge's hot air balloon, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a German plot to bomb New York city. The setting is the outbreak of war as German forces attempt to dominate the air before the Americans can succeed in building a large aerial navy. On the other side of the United States tensions with the "Confederation of Eastern Asia", an allegiance between China and Japan, compound into full scale war, leaving the U.S. to fight on both eastern and western fronts, on sea and in the air.

Inventing Tomorrow by Sarah Cole

Title Inventing Tomorrow
Author Sarah Cole
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2019-10-22
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 389
ISBN 9780231550161
Language English, Spanish, and French
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H. G. Wells played a central role in defining the intellectual, political, and literary character of the twentieth century. A prolific literary innovator, he coined such concepts as “time machine,” “war of the worlds,” and “atomic bomb,” exerting vast influence on popular ideas of time and futurity, progress and decline, and humanity’s place in the universe. Wells was a public intellectual with a worldwide readership. He met with world leaders, including Roosevelt, Lenin, Stalin, and Churchill, and his books were international best-sellers. Yet critics and scholars have largely forgotten his accomplishments or relegated them to genre fiction, overlooking their breadth and diversity. In Inventing Tomorrow, Sarah Cole provides a definitive account of Wells’s work and ideas. She contends that Wells casts new light on modernism and its values: on topics from warfare to science to time, his work resonates both thematically and aesthetically with some of the most ambitious modernists. At the same time, unlike many modernists, Wells believed that literature had a pressing place in public life, and his works reached a wide range of readers. While recognizing Wells’s limitations, Cole offers a new account of his distinctive style as well as his interventions into social and political thought. She illuminates how Wells embodies twentieth-century literature at its most expansive and engaged. An ambitious rethinking of Wells as both writer and thinker, Inventing Tomorrow suggests that he offers a timely model for literature’s moral responsibility to imagine a better global future.

The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Title The American Senator
Author Anthony Trollope
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1877
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN UIUC:30112056506410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

Title Red Storm Rising
Author Tom Clancy
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 1987
Category Fiction
Total Pages 725
ISBN 042510107X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Moslem fundamentalists destroy a key Soviet oil complex, the Russians initiate a plan of diplomatic trickery for their seizure of Persian Gulf oil

Air Power by Stephen Budiansky

Title Air Power
Author Stephen Budiansky
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2005-03-29
Category History
Total Pages 528
ISBN 1101118407
Language English, Spanish, and French
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No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot on earth safe from attack. Drawing on combat memoirs, letters, diaries, archival records, museum collections, and eyewitness accounts by the men who fought—and the men who developed the breakthrough inventions and concepts—acclaimed author Stephen Budiansky weaves a vivid and dramatic account of the airplane’s revolutionary transformation of modern warfare. On the web: http://www.budiansky.com/

Title The Shape of Things to Come
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-08-29
Category
Total Pages 469
ISBN 9798680515969
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the story of mankind upon this planet undergoes a change of phase. It broadens out. It unifies. It ceases to be a tangle of more and more interrelated histories and it becomes plainly and consciously one history. There is a complete confluence of racial, social and political destinies. With that a vision of previously unsuspected possibilities opens to the human imagination. And that vision brings with it an immense readjustment of ideas.

The War Of The Worlds by H. G. Wells

Title The War of the Worlds
Author H. G. Wells
Publisher The Floating Press
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781877527470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Causing mass hysteria as listeners of its 1938 radio broadcast believed a Martian invasion of Earth really was taking place, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is perhaps the most famous novel of its genre. This 1898 story has spawned films, radio and television series and comic-book adaptions, and its popularity endures today.

The Next War In The Air by Brett Holman

Title The Next War in the Air
Author Brett Holman
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-02-17
Category History
Total Pages 302
ISBN 9781317022633
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In the early twentieth century, the new technology of flight changed warfare irrevocably, not only on the battlefield, but also on the home front. As prophesied before 1914, Britain in the First World War was effectively no longer an island, with its cities attacked by Zeppelin airships and Gotha bombers in one of the first strategic bombing campaigns. Drawing on prewar ideas about the fragility of modern industrial civilization, some writers now began to argue that the main strategic risk to Britain was not invasion or blockade, but the possibility of a sudden and intense aerial bombardment of London and other cities, which would cause tremendous destruction and massive casualties. The nation would be shattered in a matter of days or weeks, before it could fully mobilize for war. Defeat, decline, and perhaps even extinction, would follow. This theory of the knock-out blow from the air solidified into a consensus during the 1920s and by the 1930s had largely become an orthodoxy, accepted by pacifists and militarists alike. But the devastation feared in 1938 during the Munich Crisis, when gas masks were distributed and hundreds of thousands fled London, was far in excess of the damage wrought by the Luftwaffe during the Blitz in 1940 and 1941, as terrible as that was. The knock-out blow, then, was a myth. But it was a myth with consequences. For the first time, The Next War in the Air reconstructs the concept of the knock-out blow as it was articulated in the public sphere, the reasons why it came to be so widely accepted by both experts and non-experts, and the way it shaped the responses of the British public to some of the great issues facing them in the 1930s, from pacifism to fascism. Drawing on both archival documents and fictional and non-fictional publications from the period between 1908, when aviation was first perceived as a threat to British security, and 1941, when the Blitz ended, and it became clear that no knock-out blow was coming, The Next War in the Air provides a fascinating insight into the origins and evolution of this important cultural and intellectual phenomenon, Britain's fear of the bomber.