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The War of the Running Dogs How Malaya Defeated the Communist Guerillas 1948-1960 [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0BYG3V6TR | 2023 | 11 hours and 51 minutes | [email protected] kbps | 356 MB
Author: Noel Barber
Narrator: Roger Davis

Only three short years after the end of the Japanese occupation, war came again to Malaya. The Chinese-backed guerrillas called it the War of the Running Dogs-their contemptuous term for those in Malaya who remained loyal to the British. The British Government referred to this bloody and costly struggle as the ‘Malayan Emergency’. Yet it was a war that lasted twelve years and cost thousands of lives. By the time it was over Malaya had obtained its independence-but on British, not on Chinese or Communist terms. Here is the war as it was. Here are the planters and their wives on their remote rubber estates, the policemen, the generals and the soldiers, the Malays, Chinese and Indians of a polyglot country, all fighting an astute, ruthless, and well-organized enemy.


E.B. White on Dogs

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English | ISBN: 0884483428 | 2016 | 208 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
E. B. White (1899-1985) is best known for his children’s books, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Columnist for The New Yorker for over half a century and co-author of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, White hit his stride as an American literary icon when he began publishing his "One Man’s Meat" columns from his saltwater farm on the coast of Maine. In E. B. White on Dogs, his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White’s various canine companions. Featured here are favorite essays such as "Two Letters, Both Open," where White takes on the Internal Revenue Service, and also "Bedfellows," with its "fraudulent reports" from White’s ignoble old dachshund, Fred. ("I just saw an eagle go by. It was carrying a baby.") From The New Yorker’s "Talk of the Town" are some little-known "Notes and Comment" pieces covering dog shows, sled dog races, and the trials and tribulations of city canines, chief among them a Scottie called Daisy who was kicked out of Schrafft’s, arrested, and later run down by a Yellow Cab, prompting The New Yorker to run her "Obituary." Some previously unpublished photographs from the E. B. White estate show over a dozen of the family dogs, from the first collie, to various labs, Scotties, dachshunds, terriers, half-breeds, and mutts, all well-loved. This is a book for readers and writers who recognize a good sentence and a masterful turn of a phrase; for E. B. White fans looking for more from their favorite author; and for dog lovers who may not have discovered the wit, style, and compassion of this most distinguished of American essayists.


What the Dogs Have Taught Me And Other Amazing Things I’ve Learned

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English | 2005 | ISBN: 0812974506, 0670843105 | 272 pages | MOBI | 0.32 MB
Award-winning comedy writer Merrill Markoe, the slightly warped mind behind Stupid Pet Tricks, is an old hand with dogs. She knows who’s boss (they are) and the myriad ways a loving pet can make you feel guilty twenty-four hours a day. This new edition of Merrill Markoe’s classic collection of humorous essays gives readers the choicest selections along with brand-new material.


War Dogs of the World War

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English | ISBN: 1077397046 | 2019 | 50 pages | EPUB | 960 KB
A tribute to the many dogs who served in roles, great and small, during World War I in France, War Dogs of the World War was written at a time when many of the dogs who had served on the battle field and in the hospitals were still alive. The author’s love and admiration is evident as he recounts stories of more than a half-dozen dogs who obediently trained and served for their masters, saving lives and soothing heartache in the wretchedness that is war.A good read for dog lovers of all ages.


The Curious History of Irish Dogs

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English | ISBN: 1848407017 | 2018 | 224 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
There are nine breeds of dog that are native to Ireland: four terriers, three gun dogs, and two hounds. In The Curious History of Irish Dogs, David Blake Knox tells the remarkable stories of each of the nine breeds, and reveals how they have become inextricably linked to the human beings with whom they share the island. Irish Wolfhounds stalked through ancient Celtic mythology, while Kerry Beagles were among the victims of the Land War in the 1880s. Charles Stewart Parnell insisted that his Red Setter stay with him when he was on his death bed. During World War One, hundreds of Irish Terriers served on the front lines of the trenches. Michael Collins wanted to make the Kerry Blue the National dog of Ireland. The Glen of Imaal Terrier was deliberately bred to have a genetic defect, while the Irish Water Spaniel was reputed to be descended from the dobhar-chĂș – a Celtic spirit. Six of Ireland’s nine native breeds of dog are now considered vulnerable to extinction, but they are an integral part of our cultural narrative and have added both to our social history – and to our happiness.