Uperb We meet many historical Bad Pets you the information soou can make an informed decision before reading Disclaimer I do not take note or count the occurrences of adult language as I read I am simply giving approximationsScale 1 Lowest 5 Highest Sex 2 There were a few sexual reference and one insinuation that sex may have occurred between two characters Regardless the sexual content was low and suitable for Running Your Best younger readers Language 2 The adult language used was minor and used rarely The main character spent much time with Colonel McCandless was a religious man who frowned on swearing most occurrence of adult language were followed by a stern rebuke Violence 4 Given that this is a book about war violence is a main theme There are multiple battles in which hundreds to thousands of people are killed Despite this the descriptions tend to be less graphic than the first book There several instances where a death is especially grisly and explained in detail Ifou wish to avoid violence in The Fall Of White City (Victorian Chicago Mystery Series Book 1) your readingou will want to avoid this novel Review of the audiobook narrated by Frederick DavidsonSharpe s Triumph is lacking in what made me love the first book so much The plot structure which worked so well in Sharpe s Tiger already seems formulaic Tipu Sultan was such a great character in the last book and here there is no compelling antagonist The battle seuences which Cornwell is typically great at are too long and drawn out to be exciting Even if there is some entertainment to be had this all adds up to a big disappointment after such a great start to the seriesI m going to continue this series although instead of keeping with the recent books 1 5 are preuels written from 1997 2001 I m going to skip to book 6 written in 1988 Part of that decision is to keep the same narrator as this was the latest published book in the series which Frederick Davidson provided narration forI didn t enjoy Frederick Davidson s narration as much in this book although I think it s because of a lack of interesting characters than a decline in performanceFinal verdict 3 star story 4 star narration 3 stars overall This is what I expect from Bernard Cornwell detailed battles and great characterizations Once again he makes history come alive My mind does drift some during the battles and that s why audio works very well with this stuff helping me to skim sorta Plus the narrator William Gaminara nails the characters with his voices Well it had to happen I finally found a book by my favourite author that is everything I find tedious about a lot of other authorsIt was Cornwell s Warrior Chronicles tales of Uhtred of Bebbanburg which reanimated my inner bookworm and sold me on historical fiction to begin with Of all the Cornwell series I ve read so far the Sharpe series has proven to be the most wooden labourious and tedium inducingThe almost blinkered mechanical focus on the military logistics and battle details feels like it comes at the expense of the characterisation and ability to get into each of the protagonists mindsOne of the things that appeals to me most about Cornwell is his ability to not only write vivid immersive battles but also really get Please Dont Tickle The Tiger you into the characters heads and create lifelike palpable figuresou can almost see in MTIV your mind There s virtually none of that in this Even the most antagonistic of characters the rogue Lieutenant Dodd feels like a half hearted attempt at a pretty inconseuential villain The attempts at adding extra layers to the story such as Obadiah Hakeswill s uest to have his revenge on Sharpie all feel like afterthoughts and as such are remarkably flimsyTo put this in the form of a musical analogy this is akin to having heard a band s recent albums been blown away and making the mistake of going back to the band s earlier days listening to their early raw releases and having the bubble of hypeou d surrounded the band in burstGenuinely re evaluating whether to even bother with the rest of the series. Ll make Wellesley's reputation It will make Sharpe's name to but only if he can survive the carnage and killing frenzy for it is at Assaye that he at last realizes his ambition and has a chance to seize it This major new novel will follow the adventures of Richard Sharpe in India begun so excitingly in Sharpe's Tiger and culminating in the Battle of Assaye which Wellington considered his greatest victory. Git in this one where there was no real plot to speak Of And Interminable Battle and interminable battle which lead up to a denouement that had been telegraphed from the start I m glad I only look for mindless entertainment in these books unfortunately this one was a great deal of the mindless than the entertainment Another great Sharpe novel Again the fictional aspect was fairly small explained at the end by the author The hardships the #armies their trains had to endure was amazing Poor food horrible medical #their trains had to endure was amazing Poor food horrible medical constant betrayal were all just facts of lifeOne thing did bother me about the ending really bothered me view spoilerSharpe again throws Obadiah to the wolves well elephant this time and didn t make sure he was dead Last time it was tigers he survived I find that ridiculous Everything we know about Sharpe find out later points to a man that would not leave an enemy like him alive a second time OK he might be dead but I think Sharpe would have made sure this time hide spoiler A few International Organizations years back I read most of Bernard Cornwell s action packed serial adventure series on the Napoleonic Wars I read through to what felt like a fairly satisfactory end and then I uit for a fewears Recently I noticed I still had about a half dozen books to go and so when I came across Sharpe s Triumph the second book in the series and the first I hadn t read Laurus yet I figured it was time to get reacuainted with an old friend It s so good to be back with Ol Sharpie Richard Sharpe was an orphan from the London workhouses He s a tough fighter who escapes life threatening danger time and again through wit bravery and brawn Mostly he wins by kicking ass sometimes literally However at the start of the series he s a lowly private in the army who s never seen action Reading about how he became who he eventually became was answered in book one to a small extent but Cornwell went a step farther with it in book two Having seen the tv show starring Sean Bean based on these books I knew how lowly Sgt Sharpe became an officer That is a very big deal because someone born to such a low station in life as Sharpe would not generally rise into the officer ranks That s just not how the British army worked back then It took an incredibly stupid brave act of daring to rise from the rank and file to become an officer You basically had to step to the very edge of suicide and survive to make it happen Sharpe s feat in this regard is detailed within this book and it differs slightly from how it was portrayed on the tv show Nice to finally get that cleared upBook one felt uite strange to me probably because it is set in India and most all of the others are set in Europe usually Spain or France Book two is also set in India but it definitely feels like a standard Sharpe book Perhaps that s because there are huge set piece battles led by Arthur Wellesley aka the Duke of Wellington It also includes plot mainstays like a damsel in distress a conniving compatriot with a personal vendetta and a pompous andor cruel aristocratic officer or two all of whom manage to make Sharpe s life hell I haven t read these books in order which is perhaps wrong of me since they follow a chronological order But then again Cornwell didn t write these in order so if he s not going to lead by example how am I suppose to follow Damn it I demand authorial leadership I kid I m honestly just happy he wrote these at all It s been an absolute pleasure reading about Sharpe s adventures 35 Stars Random Ramblings In chronological order Sharpe s Triumph is the second book of the Bernard Cornwell s Sharpe series This volume was written as part of preuels written about the Main Character Richard Sharpe Plot summary Sharpe has now been promoted to sergeant and been reassigned to a battalion of the East India Company While on a mission to buy stolen ammunition he witnesses the mass murder of soldiers and civilians alike He is tasked by Colonel McCandless his prison mate from the previous book to track down the leader of the mercenary group that killed the innocent English subjects Along the way Sharpe is involved in several battles including the famous battle of Assaye in which a force of 15000 British soldiers face 100000 mercenary fighters The Good Cornwell writes excellent battle scenes The action occurs uickly andou can almost taste the tang of gun powder in the air The battle of Assaye as well as several other skirmishes are well describedRichard Sharpe continues to be a well developed character He is an enjoyable anti hero type character While he fights for the British with some conviction he is not afraid to fight kill or steal from those he considers to be evil or unscrupulous Again this leads to interesting plot developments as he is not bound by a strict moral codeThe writing is superb and Cornwell s use of historical is Him relentlessly stalking him comes his worst enemy the baleful twitching Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill who is determined to break Sharpe once and for all The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley with a tiny British army faces the Mahratta horde Outnumbered and outgunned Wellesley decides to fight and Sharpe is plunged into the white heat of a battle that wi. 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"to visit I love this series of books I love the characters the "visit I love this series of books I love the characters the the adventure They are so want to visit I love this series of books I love the characters the action the adventure They are so fun This is the second installment of Cornwell s India trilogy and takes place 4 ears after Sharpe s Tiger leaves off Dick Sharpe has become a sergeant in the King s army and he s been laying low kinda uietly living off the wealth he acuired when he killed the Tipoo Sultan of Seringpatam When an officer of the East India Company goes rogue and commands a mass slaughter of every man woman and child in a neighboring company Sharpe is the only one who lives to tell the tale and sees his face He is recruited by his friend Colonel McCandless head of intelligence for the East India Company to seek out the traitor and destroy him Of course anything that involves showing honor and courage and fighting manly fights with his bare hands is something Sharpe is a master atI breezed through this is a few days and learned uite a lot about this time period and about the politics and history of India a country I am fascinated with I chose this book for my challenge because I have always wanted to visit India I have an aunt who spent a great deal of time there during the British Occupation and was going to take me for my high school graduation when the British left India and everything went to hell in a handbasket So it s kinda on my bucket list Cornwell is very meticulous about his historical accuracy in his novels and I applaud him for that Most of the officers in this novel are in fact based upon real officers like General Arthur Wellesley the future Duke of Wellington who fought in the legendary Battle of Assaye which serves as the setting for the second half of this novel I thought all of the action seuences were engaging and fun and I thought it was fascinating to learn about the inner workings and politics involved in the military and in war at that time And Cornwell s characters are so dynamic and consistent and I felt as if I were reading about real people From our hero Sergeant Richard Sharpeto his mentor the Scotsman Colonel McCandlessTo his arch nemesis the slimy Sergeant Obadiah HakeswillTo the traitor Major William DoddI enjoyed every minute of them I even gave the books to my dad who gobbled them all up I think I enjoyed this one slightly than Sharpe s Tiger but overall both were extremely enjoyable There is a smokin hot action scene at the end where I am just dying to see Jason Statham on the big screen kicking ass and taking names Because that s what Sharpe does Sgt Sharpe is at it again This time he is accompanying Gen Wellesley in taking on the Mahratta horde during 1803 It is the retelling of the Battle of Assaye in September of that Het Reservaat Van Ward Ruyslinck yearSharpe goes on a mission to hunt down a rogue British Officer who has become a mercenary At the same time Sgt Hakeswill is still trying to take out Sharpe and has a warrant for Sharpe s arrest These are the two main plot points On the first it is very well done The Battle of Assaye where Gen Wellesley did indeed find a navigable ford to press his infantry forwards takes place right in front ofou Cornwell s tactical descriptions are fairly close to the real thing mind Rumunia. Koniec złotej epoki you he has to make stuff up for the fictional characters and his assessment of the value of shock assault to British forces is absolutely correct But that has nothing to do for most people so I d suggest just enjoy the battle and appreciate the men who had to fight Book two in the Sharpe seriesThis another rippingarn from the pen of Bernard CornwellOnce again Richard Sharpe no longer private but newly promoted to Sergeant finds himself up to his neck in it with his mineses Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill In Sharpe s Tiger Sharpe finds himself in the possession of some of the Tippoo of Mysore fabulous wealth Although Sharpe keeps this a secret Hackeswell knows that Sharpe has the treasure and sets a plan to take the treasure for himself Sharpe needs all his cunning and intelligence to stay one step ahead of HackeswellWhilst all this going on the British army with its Indian allies are engaged if the battle of Assaye One of the bloodiest battles ever fought by the British during their India campagne Major General Arthur Wellesley is in command of the British army and at one point his horse is shot dead from under him Wellesley is in imminent danger of being killed luckley Sharpe is near by at risk to own life Sharpe manages to save Wellesley For his daring act of gallantry Wessley awards Sharpe a promotion that is beyond Sharpe emaginingCornwell manages to brings a cinematic feel to the battle scenes All the screaming crying pain and blood lust it s all thereThis is for lovers of a ripping arn with a history lesson thrown in A 4 star recommendation Meh Sharpe came across as rather a whiny. Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye September 1803India 1803 Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary army of the Mahratta Confederation In the hunt for the renegade Englishman penetrates deep into the enemy's territory where he faces temptations subtle than he has ever dreamed of And behind. .
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Jews Don’t Count
Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.
It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes, Baddiel argues that those who think of themselves as on the right side of history have often ignored the history of anti Semitism. He outlines why and how, in a time of intensely heightened awareness of minorities, Jews don’t count as a real minority.