More by William Allen
This highly humorous account of two self-confessed “short, fat, bald, middle-aged, inland Americans” who decide to join the war effort all the way from Wichita having left their jobs as journalists. As they go to New York to start their sea journey eastward, they start to find out that their life is going to be much more arduous than they initially thought...
“In our pockets we hold commissions from the American Red Cross. These commissions are sending us to Europe as inspectors with a view to publicity later, one to speak for the Red Cross, the other to write for it in America. We have been told by the Red Cross authorities in Washington that we shall go immediately to the front in France and that it will be necessary to have the protective colouring of some kind of an army uniform. The curtain rises on a store in 43rd Street in New York-perhaps the “Palace” or the “Hub” or the “Model” or the “Army and Navy,” where a young man is trying to sell us a khaki coat, and shirt and trousers for $17.48. And at that it seems a lot of money to pay for a rig which can be worn at most only two months. But we compromise by making him throw in another shirt and a service hat and we take the lot for $17.93 and go away holding in low esteem the “pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war” as exemplified by these military duds. In our hearts as we go off at R. U. E. will be seen a hatred for uniforms as such, and particularly for phoney uniforms that mean nothing and cost $18.00 in particular.”
Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.
The biggest obstacle to reform is the lack of confidence in those who might establish, coordinate, and implement it. The establishment of an extensive, coordinated national experimental school system with voluntary participation by all those involved would provide a relatively nonthreatening environment in which to try new alternatives in all aspects of public education. The first requirement is a new vision of education--one that has the capacity for quick implementation of new curricular and instructional programs. Allen advocates the creation of a well-designed national curriculum which would enhance local control of schools. With a portion of the curriculum standardized, local school districts and teachers would have the time and resources to develop local curriculum options.
These books are all interesting, and are full of valuable documentary information; but, if the busy people of America are to understand the reasons for their own participation in the war, some shorter cut to the desired end must be devised.
We, therefore, offer a BLACK AND WHITE BOOK, in which our nation's reasons for going to war are set forth in pictures, a universal language which can be read at a glance by any one who has eyes to see.
On August 1st, 1914, we were at peace with all the world. We were bound by ties of blood to every race on earth.
Particularly close and intimate were our relations with the German people, whom we welcomed to our shores as among our most desirable citizens.
Then, far away from us, apart from our interests or concerns—like a tragedy being played on the other side of the footlights—broke the frightful war of 1914. We looked on fascinated, but not convinced of the reality of its cruelty.
For a little over eight months we watched it, when, on April 22nd, 1915, there appeared in the New York papers an advertisement stating that the great passenger ship “LUSITANIA” would sail on the 7th of May for Liverpool.
In the next column, in equally conspicuous type, appeared a sinister warning to Americans, telling them to keep off the seas at peril of their lives. This was signed, “IMPERIAL GERMAN EMBASSY, Washington, D. C.”
On May 7th came the fulfilment of the threat, and we awoke to the fact that we were not an audience looking at a tragedy, but the victims of the tragedy itself.
Not until then was it brought home to us that our good German friends, whom we thought we knew so well, had been inoculated with the virus of a Junker madness, and that we were dealing with a people who had cast from them every restraint of fair fighting and had become the outlaw nation of the world.
In the following pictures the Artist has attempted to show “Why we are at war.”
Roots, stalks, shoots, bulbs, brassicas, and leafy greens--vegetables come in all shapes and sizes, flavours and colours, tastes and textures. Whether you grow or forage them yourself or purchase them from local farmers, you will find an abundance of local vegetables available wherever you live. And this book will provide you with exciting and unexpected ways to prepare all of that goodness from the garden. These are everyday plant-based recipes that respect the seasons.
From renowned chef and award-winning author Bill Jones, these recipes are a love letter to vegetables, inspired by his travels and experiences. In addition to the recipes, he provides detailed information on more than 40 vegetables, outlines the basics of professional vegetable preparation, explains how to source good-quality vegetables, and suggests ways to store different kinds of veggies to keep them fresh.
In Mike: A Man for Others, author William Allen Quinlan, Jr., Mikes brother, narrates Mikes story and the significant impact he had on those around him. The author presents a personal history that is part memoir and part biography, chronicling his brothers lifehis birth as the youngest of three boys; his parental background; his upbringing in Bethesda, Maryland; and his days as a student, US Marine, successful food and beverage manager, dedicated and accomplished golfer, certified member of the Golf Nut Society of America; and a loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather.
Always heartfelt and sincere, and sometimes humorous, Mike: A Man for Others celebrates Mike Quinlans life, shares his stories, and teaches about loving life to the fullest, about giving, not taking.
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