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This application would be amazing really struggling to transfer the pictures and sounds to my phone so not much support at the moment. They have been downloaded to my PC but I have no idea as to how to transfer them to the application on the phone
Works well as a nice alternative to the Roberts app, which is very expensive. I use my Roberts bird book to support identify a specific bird, but with the images and sounds that this application provides helps me ensure that I have seen the right one. A picture truly does say a 1000 words. Thanks, I look forward to future updates (photos and sounds). I like that I can even add my own images and sounds.
When Frank Hurley loaded his cameras onto the Endurance in August 1914, ready to set sail with Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic expedition, he had no idea of what he would end up filming. This silent movie, released in 1919, includes Hurley's record of the expedition, and of what happened when the ship became stuck in the ice, leaving the explorers with small hope of rescue. Of course, we know that they were eventually saved, almost two years after setting sail, thanks to an astonishing 800-mile voyage by Shackleton and a handful of men in a little boat, but this movie shows the resilience of these stranded men, even when rescue seemed impossible. The opening title card describes what follows as a tale of British pluck, and it's remarkable to see how the explorers maintained their amazing spirits even when things were at their bleakest: training dogs, learning to ski, and continuing their scientific research. Hurley even filmed the moment when the ship, crushed by the ice, finally sank: a few seconds of movie that are agonizing to watch even now. And when the ordeal ended, when lesser men might be resting and recovering, Hurley took the time to movie the wildlife of South Georgia and the whaling station to which the exhausted men were taken. This freshly restored print is in unbelievable condition and allows us to see, for the first time since the film's release, an wonderful adventure brought to life. --Simon Leake
Loved it. Well developed characters and the film did justice to the characters and the books. Well worth the read. You loved the amazing guys and totally hated the poor guys. This trilogy is a tragic love story, dozens of history thrown in, plantation life and the civil war. Two families come together in friendship, but the battle tears them apart and you truly wonder if their friendship will stand the try of time. Three books in one compilation, long, but well worth the reading time.What I loved about the books was that it was a large step back in time and it truly felt that you were at these homes and you were there on the battlefields. If you haven't read this series, you should. You have to read them in order, because it all falls together nicely that way.
I read this trilogy a lot of years ago. It's about the Civil Battle folks, a subject that currently comes under a lot of criticism. John Jakes spins an perfect yarn, always has. I look forward to rereading this in my retirement. If you're asking me to rate the Kindle version, I cannot. I own a Paperwhite Kindle; it's simple on my old eyes. I can adjust the text size and the back lighting - I like that. The digitization of the written word has been a mixed bag. I'm seen every type of error: no pagination, missing text, etc. You have no idea how annoying it is not to know where you are in a story. The digitization process is not good in reproducing images and other types of attachments mostly because they can't be enlarged. It's just plain not good planning and no editorial review. In closing, I think I've read beautiful much everything John Jakes has written and never been disappointed. He should be an old guy by now. Hope this helps.
Only finished the first book so far, but it's excellent. Although it's a fictional cast, it lives in a true time and place. There's a lot of accurate history in this book. Read it on my Kindle with my smartphone in the other hand so I could do web searches on things presented as historical fact. I was amazed at the words that Jakes wrote in the early 1980s to describe the polarization and division between American citizens of the North and the South in the 1850s and 1860s. It sounds like the prose one reads in the papers and on line today. Those in control have always pitted those without power or influence versus each other to maintain their power and control.
The pages seemed to fly by when I was reading this trilogy, my first encounter with this author's work. Mr. Jakes has all the best talents of drawing you into the lives of the characters, a smooth and vivid writing style, and the use of history in his storytelling in a method that helps one relate to the greatest time of turbulence in our country. There's a small bit of everything in this work, from the best to the worst of our humanity. Deeply moving.
Still I thought the third book felt rushed. A lot of years were covered only by a headline or two. A lot of characters were included only in passing, by word of mouth. The 1st two books were so detail oriented it sometimes seemed he could have been writing an historical research piece instead of fiction! That's OK by me, I'm a Civil Battle buff anyway, growing up 4 or 5 miles from both the Ringgold, GA & Chickamauga Battlefields. Overall though these are exceptionally amazing Civil Battle novels which test to tell BOTH sides honestly. As a Southener, I think he did well at it. Much better than most!
Perfect writing portraying life before, during, and a bit after the American Civil War. Unbelievable hero development illustrating a vivid picture of this time period and the two families who happen to be on various sides of the conflict. A story of passion, current prejudices versus race, gender, social classes and politics. A story of love, hatred, vengeance, and loyalty with the backdrop of the friendship of the main characters and their descendants. I read all three of the novels back to back and enjoyed them greatly.
As a lover of both history and historical fiction, I was entranced by the story and the history. John Jakes has populated the history, and created it come alive. I have read only a few of his stand-alone novels. I am looking forward to my greatly expanded reading list.
The story of two West Point graduates: one from the South and one from the North and how the slavery problem challenges their friendship. The story is amazing but the writing is pedestrian. Amazing to read on a plane or a bus ride.
This trilogy was a very realistic look into the far reaching effects of the Civil Battle as witnessed through the lives of one Northern and one Southern family, who were able to maintain their friendship despite wonderful obstacles.
John Jakes writes historically accurate novels that draw you in and will hold you there til the book ends... I bought the North and South trilogy to reread the story I loved so dearly the first time... the love is true!
Your wife will have to do that. Us ordinance husbands aren't allowed to. Going' South is directed by Jack Nicholson who also stars. It's co- written by John Herman Schneider, Al Ramrus, Charles Shyer and Alan Mandel. Co-starring with Nicholson is Mary Steenburgen and Christopher Lloyd. Melody is by Perry Botkin Junior and cinematography by Nestor Almendros. 1866, Longhorn, Texas and plot finds Nicholson as Henry Lloyd Moon, a little time outlaw who is captured and sentenced to hang. But a strange ordinance from Civil Battle days allows a condemned man to escape the gallows if an unmarried lady of the city is prepared to take him as a husband. Enter Julie Tate (Steenburgen), a virginal lady who is poles apart from the crude and scruffy Moon, who takes him in purely to support her work in the mine on her land that she insists includes gold. Could these two opposites actually develop a relationship? Can there be trust there? Will Moon survive the wrath of vengeful deputy Towfield (Lloyd) who believes Moon stole his gal? Barely noticed upon release, where few critics of the day were prepared to give it some credit, Jack Nicholson's second movie as a director found a firm fan base down in the cult basement. The advent of DVD has seen it obtain more exposure to movie fans and critics and its stock has risen. Yes! It's still a bit too off-beat for some, the quirky comedy Western has always struggled to obtain mainstream praise anyway, but viewing these days it plays out as enjoyable fare whilst simultaneously giving us early glimpses of future stars of film. In truth the film's comedic high points come in the first quarter and Nicholson strains to reach those heights again. Once the odd couple retreat to the genteel out of the method matrimonial home, the easy premise takes over and the couple engage in a war of wills between horny beast and angelic being. On the edges of the frame popping in to view from time to time are hostile railroad officials putting the squeeze on Julia as they wish her land, deputy Towfield and his cronies and Moon's old gang, the latter of which provides the catalyst for chaos. Sometimes crude, sometimes silly, the movie does retain amusing worth throughout, with some zippy lines that remain quotable. Nicholson and Steenburgen are excellent foil for each other, so it's well performed and it also looks nice thanks to Almendros' photography. The likes of John Belushi, Danny DeVito, Veronica Cartwright and Tracey Walter are in the help slots, none of whom obtain time enough to really impact upon the proceedings as their fans would like. It's interesting to see Lloyd and Steenburgen working together in the genre this early, because they would reteam in the Western themed third part of the Back to the Future trilogy 12 years later. While further continuation novelty sees Lloyd, DeVito and Nicholson back together after working on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 75. DeVito would swap chairs with Nicholson and direct the star in Hoffa in 1992. More a amiable smile inducer than a side splitter, Going' South is worth seeking out if you have a kink for off-beat Oaters. 7/10
Stanley Livington I Presume? Bud and Lou are up to their necks in the jungle where peril is rife at every turn. It's standard fare for the boys this one, though some powerful scenes induce the laughter that the viewers are looking for. Plot is a sort of Tarzan Meets King Kong And King Solomon's Mines, with animals, cannibals and diamonds ago go. The usual rules apply, Lou is constantly under threat and offering up cowardly reactions, while Bud is calm and manages to avoid the tricky situations. As a formula it works to an extent, but as always with Abbott and Costello films it's best not to watch too a lot of in one sitting due to the repetitive nature of their material. Joining the lads for this one is Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer, Buddy Baer and Hillary Brooke. 6/10