No Better Death

I hope you are better than ever, you were on 11th March on the road to recovery. Your letter of 15th March. ... I want nothing, as a matter of fact I have got too much stuff. All the lovely warm under ... like the No Better Death 218.


Author: John Crawford

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781775591283

Category: History

Page: 376

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The story of Gallipoli has been told many times, but few first-hand accounts exist, and none shows such acute observation as this one by the commander who led the assault on Chunuk Bair: Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone. His diary and letters reveal a man of honesty, wit, knowledge and courage — and tell a moving story we should never forget. Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone, commanding officer of the Wellington Battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, is best known for his capture and heroic defence of Chunuk Bair on 8 August 1915. A gifted leader of men, he planned the action with his characteristic good sense and attention to detail. Chunuk Bair was held for two days before being lost in the last of a series of furious counter-attacks. By then William Malone was dead, and New Zealand had lost one of its finest officers. It emerged later that Malone had left behind a detailed diary and a large number of letters to family members and friends. Always shrewd and observant, Malone charts almost daily the events in the year leading up to Chunuk Bair: his preparation for war, the training camps, the voyage to Egypt, landing at Gallipoli, and life on the peninsula during the eventful few months from April to August 1915. Renowned for his imposition of tight discipline, Malone was nevertheless a caring and thoughtful leader of his men, always concerned for their welfare. He also loved his family, and in particular his second wife Ida. His letters to her are among the most moving in this book, and his tender concern for their young family back home shines through. The story of his older sons, three of whom also served in the Great War, forms part of the narrative too, a family story which continues right up to 2012, when Malone’s great-great-grandson was killed on active service in Afghanistan.

No Better Death

Above all, this is a story of valour and fortitude under the enormous pressure of being responsible for the lives of many others.


Author: Peter Cooke

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 1459686624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 730

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Perhaps the greatest leader of men during the Gallipoli campaign, Lieutenant - Colonel W. G. Malone was commanding officer of the Wellington Battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli. He is probably the best - known individual from that ill - fated campaign, a result both of his humanity and his superb leadership, which culminated in the successful assault on Chunuk Bair on 8 August 1915. Malone was killed later that day. No Better Death reproduces Malone's impressive and often moving correspondence and writings, as well as many striking photographs generously provided by Malone's descendants. Malone was a gifted writer and a keen observer, and his letters reveal a shrewd military intelligence and genuine care for his men. Above all, this is a story of valour and fortitude under the enormous pressure of being responsible for the lives of many others. It is also the story of a man who had an unbounded love for his family, and constantly drew on the reciprocity of that love to pull through and overcome the frustrations, fear and life - threatening situations he was forced to endure. Malone's descendants have subsequently served their country with honour, and their stories are also recorded in the book.

A Better Death

As I have seen for myself, sudden death is instantaneously shattering and very traumatic. The grief may not be greater but there has been no time to gather our coping skills. One day, I was crossing a busy road and thinking about my ...


Author: Ranjana Srivastava

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781925750966

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia’s most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the world but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See

Death Comes to Dartmoor

“He is dead. As he should be. He deserved no better.” “So both my parents are dead. I really am an orphan.” Putting it into words, Merula felt like the world grew wider around her, expanding into an enormous open space without cottages ...


Author: Vivian Conroy

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 9781643850108

Category: Fiction


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The mist-shrouded moors of Devon proffer a trove of delights for two vacationing zoologists—but also conceal a hoard of dark secrets reaching down to the fathomless depths of the ocean. Miss Merula Merriweather barely saved her uncle from the gallows after he was wrongly accused of murder—and now, she’s left the bustle of Victorian London to recuperate in the fresh air of Dartmoor with her fellow zoologist, Lord Raven Royston. The trip offers a unique treat, as they’ll be staying with a friend of Raven’s, who owns a collection of rare zoological specimens—including a kraken, a sea monster of myth and legend. But all is not right in the land of tors, heaths, and mist. Their host’s maid has vanished without a trace, and the townspeople hold him responsible, claiming that his specimens are alive and roam the moors at night, bringing death to anyone who crosses their path. Merula and Raven are skeptical—but the accusations become more ominous when they find several specimen jars empty. As the two hunt for clues across a desolate and beautiful landscape, a stranger appears bearing a shadowy secret from Merula’s past. Could there be a connection between her family history, the missing girl, and a fearsome monster that could be on the loose? The race is on to find the truth.

The Christian s Defence Against the Fears of Death Translated by Marius D Assigny The Twelfth Edition Newly Corrected with an Account of the Author Etc With A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs Veal by Daniel Defoe

During this Life , the Affaults of Death are no better than light Skirmishes , the most fensible and most dangerous Blow that it strikes , in Appearance , is when it separates the Soul from the Body ; but the last and most final ...


Author: Charles DRELINCOURT (the Elder.)


ISBN: BL:A0022986446


Page: 514

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The Message of Psalms 1 72

Verse 12b adds the thought, paralleled in verse 20b,” that one who has riches now but will have no lodging then is no better than an animal. This we shall take up again at the end of the psalm. 3. Looking beyond death (vv.


Author: Michael Wilcock

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830883172

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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In the first volume of Michael Wilcock's two-part "travel guide" to the Psalms, he shows how the artful arrangement of these laments, praises, hymns and liturgies offers insights into their use, message and significance for God's people today.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

However, pluralism makes it unlikely that the question of whether we become corpses at death has any definite ... We are no better off when it comes to the persistence of sticks, shoes, or any other ordinary nonliving objects: they too ...


Author: Fred Feldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190271459

Category: Death

Page: 528

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Death has long been a pre-occupation of philosophers, and this is especially so today. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death collects 21 newly commissioned essays that cover current philosophical thinking of death-related topics across the entire range of the discipline. These include metaphysical topics--such as the nature of death, the possibility of an afterlife, the nature of persons, and how our thinking about time affects what we think about death--as well as axiological topics, such as whether death is bad for its victim, what makes it bad to die, what attitude it is fitting to take towards death, the possibility of posthumous harm, and the desirability of immortality. The contributors also explore the views of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato and Epicurus on topics related to the philosophy of death, and questions in normative ethics, such as what makes killing wrong when it is wrong, and whether it is wrong to kill fetuses, non-human animals, combatants in war, and convicted murderers. With chapters written by a wide range of experts in metaphysics, ethics, and conceptual analysis, and designed to give the reader a comprehensive view of recent developments in the philosophical study of death, this Handbook will appeal to a broad audience in philosophy, particularly in ethics and metaphysics.

Thank You Comrade Stalin

His answer was , " No , better death ! No , better death in battle ! No , only victory and life ! ... they portray a dead child in the ruins of a cottage and a woman dragged off by German soldiers ( Figure 7.7 ) .


Author: Jeffrey Brooks

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691004110

Category: History

Page: 319

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Drawing from research into the most influential Russian newspapers, this book explores the nature, origins, and effects of the idealization of the state, Communist Party, and leader in the Soviet Union between the Revolution and the Cold War.

The Complete Works of Arthur Conan Doyle Illustrated

But if your heart is too merciful, then by the loss of sight and speech —” She saw in her mind the white-hot iron approaching those glorious eyes, and she shuddered at the thought. “No, no! Better death than that!” “Let it be death then ...


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026877516

Category: Fiction

Page: 12455

View: 478

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Arthur Conan Doyle" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Sherlock Holmes A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Sketches Professor Challenger The Lost World The Poison Belt The Land of Mists When the World Screamed The Disintegration Machine Brigadier Gerard The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard The Adventures of Gerard Novels Micah Clarke The White Company The Great Shadow The Refugees Rodney Stone Uncle Bernac Sir Nigel Mystery of Cloomber The Firm of Girdlestone The Doings of Raffles Haw Beyond The City The Parasite The Stark Munro Letters The Tragedy of the Korosko A Duet The Maracot Deep Short Story Collections Mysteries and Adventures The Captain of the Pole-Star Round the Red Lamp Stories of War and Sport Round the Fire Stories Impressions and Tales Danger and Other Stories Tales of Pirates and Blue Water Other Stories Poetry Songs of Action Songs of the Road The Guards Came Through Plays Sherlock Holmes The Crown Diamond Jane Annie Waterloo A Pot of Caviare The Speckled Band The Journey Spiritualism The New Revelation The Vital Message The Wanderings of a Spiritualist The Coming of the Fairies The History of Spiritualism Pheneas Speaks The Spiritualist's Reader The Edge of the Unknown Stranger Than Fiction Fairies Photographed The Mediumship of Florence Cook The Houdini Enigma The Uncharted Coast Historical Works The Great Boer War The War in South Africa The Crime of the Congo Other Works & Personal Memoirs Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and his historical novels.

A Death for Beauty or An Immortal

My mama never loved no other man again.” “I‟ll bet you were just as lucky that way,” said Virginia. “You so right, always count my blessin‟ that way. But my man died sickly, and I ain‟t come across no better.” “Sorry to hear that,” said ...



Publisher: Freedom Rivers Books




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Set during the Civil War, a troubled young woman struggles with her conscience after the death of her abusive husband.