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Douglas Woodruff (1897–1978)

Forfatter af The Life and Times of Alfred the Great

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Woodruff Douglas, Douglas Woodruff Editor

Værker af Douglas Woodruff

Church and State (1961) 11 eksemplarer
Plato's American Republic (1926) 10 eksemplarer
CHURCH AND STATE IN HISTORY (1962) 7 eksemplarer
Charlemagne 4 eksemplarer
Woodruff at Random (1978) 3 eksemplarer
Plato's Britannia (1930) 3 eksemplarer
Call The Next Witness 2 eksemplarer
Talking at random 2 eksemplarer
Oxford 1 eksemplar
Walrus talk 1 eksemplar
Still talking at random (1948) 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
1897
Dødsdag
1978
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK

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1520 The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Mystery, by Douglas Woodruff (read 11 June 1979) (Book of the Year) This is a most intriguing book. It tells most thoroughly and interestingly of the effort to claim the Tichborne estates, and tells of the two fantastically long trials involved. The incongruities of the trial are surely bizarre. Thirty day opening statements, 30 days to give instructions, just unbelievable to a lawyer. I incline to feel that the plaintiff in the first trial was Roger Tichborne! I vacillated all through the book. Things against it: his complete forgetting of France, his utter lack of knowledge re his time at Stonyhurst, the contrast in literacy between the letters of the undoubted Roger and the letters of the early claimant, his odd visit to Wapping on Christmas Day 1866. Things for it: so much he knew, and the very fact that over a period of 17 years one forgets so selectively, the claim he seduced Lady Rodcliff, which he shouldn't have made and undoubtedly would not have made if it had not been true, and his attitude somehow consistent with what I feel the real Roger Tichborne was like. This has been a most readable and interesting book, and I have enjoyed it all. [I am surprised by my conclusion, since I now understand that it is extremely unlikely that the claimant was not a fraud.]… (mere)
 
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Schmerguls | Jan 5, 2009 |
Tells the story of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex. Despite small resources, this singular man - a doughty warrior, impressive administrator and dedicated scholar - succeeded in defeating formidable foes and becoming the founder of the English monarchy.
 
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antimuzak | Feb 21, 2007 |

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16
Also by
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Medlemmer
140
Popularitet
#146,473
Vurdering
½ 4.3
Anmeldelser
2
ISBN
8
Sprog
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